Leon Charney — lawyer, real estate giant, author, TV host, philanthropist and more who died at 77 on March 21st — had been a special friend to my family. I first met him in the 1980’s and through the 1990’s at the Catskills’ crown jewel The Concord, where he was the resort’s attorney and self-appointed “greeter” who made sure my husband Joe and I met the week’s “Who’s Who” guests and celebrity roster “for your Forward column.”
Funnyman Garry Shandling has died and his fans and Hollywood pals are mourning.
Eagles of Death Metal, the California band whose Paris concert was attacked by terrorists in November, will perform in Israel.
We have already established that “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” is the story of basically every Jewish family everywhere. But did you know that the movie’s heart and soul is actually Jewish?
Sarah Silverman is stretching her acting chops in her second foray in a drama as she joins the cast of “Battle of the Sexes,” a retelling of the historic 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.