By Steve Gorman
Don Rickles, Jewish King Of The Sarcastic Joke, Dies At 90
Don Rickles, the master insult comic who created laughs with ridicule and sarcasm in a decades-long career that earned him the facetious nickname “Mr. Warmth,” died on Thursday at his Los Angeles home from kidney failure, his publicist said. He was 90. Rickles, who was born in Queens to Jewish immigrants from Lithuania, said he…
Eric Schneiderman Opens New Probe Into Donald Trump Charity
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Tuesday he had opened an inquiry into the Donald J. Trump Foundation to ensure the Republican presidential nominee’s charity was complying with state laws governing nonprofits. Schneiderman, a supporter of Trump’s Democratic rival in the presidential race, Hillary Clinton, sued the real estate mogul and his now…
Sheryl Sandberg Pays Tribute to Single Moms on Mothers Day
Facebook Inc’s No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, paid a Mother’s Day tribute to single moms, acknowledging she never fully understood the difficulty of raising children without a spouse or partner until her husband died last year. “I did not really get how hard it is to succeed at work when you are overwhelmed at home,”…
When Does Anti-Zionism Become Anti-Semitism?
LOS ANGELES – The governing board of California’s flagship public university system is to vote next week on a statement condemning anti-Zionism as a form of anti-Jewish bigotry, a proposal sparking sharp faculty debate over the line between free speech and intolerance. The controversy playing out at the University of California reflects a broader clash…
Was Donald Sterling Generous Father Figure — or Mean Bigot?
(Reuters) — The younger woman behind the downfall of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling painted conflicting portraits of him in court on Friday, calling him a kind, generous mentor and father figure to her but a mean-spirited “con artist” and bigot toward others. V. Stiviano, 32, also testified that the 80-year-old billionaire real estate…
First Black Captain America Coming to Marvel Comics
(Reuters) — An African-American character will soon strap on the star-emblazoned shield and step into the red, white and blue uniform of Captain America in the pages of Marvel Comics. The character of Captain America first appeared in 1941, as a super soldier fighting the Nazis. He was revived by Marvel in the 1960s and became…
Magic Johnson Shrugs Off ‘Delusional’ Donald Sterling
(Reuters) — Basketball great Earvin “Magic” Johnson shrugged off the latest character assault leveled at him by Donald Sterling, calling the Los Angeles Clippers owner “delusional” and suggesting Sterling acted out of desperation to keep the NBA from seizing his team. “He’s reaching. He’s trying to find something that he can grab on to help…
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