In a wide range of fields, Jewish Americans have made important contributions to American society. May has been designated Jewish American Heritage Month, providing an opportunity to reflect on the many accomplishments of Jewish Americans. Explore some of the Jewish American icons who have made their mark in entertainment, literature, politics and beyond.
Bob Dylan revamped the 1929 hit love song ‘She’s Funny That Way’ with same-sex pronouns for a new 6-song EP, ‘Universal Love: Wedding Songs Reimagined.’ The album, Funded by MGM, is meant to be inclusive of LGBT couples and features Kesha among other artists.
Barbara Streisand has two new puppies after having her beloved deceased coton de tulear dog cloned using mouth and stomach cells. "They [the clones] have different personalities," Streisand told ‘Variety.’ PETA tweeted that she should have adopted instead.
Neil Diamond performed a surprise one-man show of “Sweet Caroline” for firefighters who have been battling Colorado’s Lake Christine Fire. More than 400 firefighters have fought the fire, which started July 3 but was only 45 percent contained as of Saturday, reports Fox.
Dylan Farrow plans to discuss her repeated claims that adoptive father Woody Allen molested her when she was 7 on US TV -- claims the director has always denied. Meanwhile, Alec Baldwin has called the public "renunciation" of Woody Allen and his work "sad" and "unfair."
Following increasing sexual misconduct claims and calls from fellow democrats to step down, Senator Al Franken announced his resignation from the senate. Denying the allegations, he took shots at President Trump and Senator Roy S. Moore.
Michael Bloomberg will write a $4.5 million check to cover the 2018 U.S. financial commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement after President Trump pulled out last year. The former NYC mayor and billionaire said he hopes Trump will have changed his mind by next year.