Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, died at the age of 47 last Friday. Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009. Yauch, whose mother was Jewish, was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland.
The rapper’s death quickly spread across the Internet last Friday, and the tributes that flooded Twitter showed the impact his music had on artists from all areas of entertainment. Actor Jonah Hill Tweeted, “I’m filled with so much sorrow to hear about the world losing Adam Yauch. He was such a beautiful person and artist. My heart is broken.”
Amanda Bynes, who was previously arrested for driving under the influence, got into another car accident over the weekend, but this time it was much less serious.
The Jewish actress, who is 26 years old, was pulled over by police in West Hollywood last Friday afternoon after she allegedly scraped her SUV against another vehicle while driving. She wasn’t given a citation, but officers did take a collision report. According to TMZ, Bynes told police that she was unaware that she had sideswiped the driver.
Debra Messing is opening up on her new house, new work projects and new personal life! The Jewish actress recently filed for divorce from her husband of 10 years, Daniel Zelman, and immediately began dating her Smash costar, Will Chase.
Messing says she and Zelman remain “good friends,” but will not talk about what caused the divorce after 10 years of marriage, only saying that 10 years is a “very long time.”
“I think the idea of a partner for life is incredibly romantic.” Messing tells Ladies Home Journal. “But now we’re living to 100. A hundred years ago people were dying at age 37. ‘Til death do us part was a much different deal.”