Sometimes a little feminism goes a long way, as New York lawyer Bennett Epstein learned recently. Epstein wrote a letter to Kimba Wood, the judge presiding over a case he was working on, explaining that his daughter is due to give birth on December 3. Epstein explained that he "secretly hopes" that his daughter will not have a girl, but he will try to mask his disappointment by saying he's glad "it's a healthy baby." However, if Epstein's daughter has a girl, he will need a day off for the bris. The judge responded by requiring Epstein to have a simchat bat of sorts. "Mr. Epstein will be permitted to attend the bris, in the joyous event that a son is born," Wood wrote. "But the court would like to balance the scales. If a daughter is born, there will be a public celebration in court, with readings from poetry celebrating girls and women."
In other surprising news, boxer Mike Tyson has decided to quit his diet of biting off bits of other people's ears and become a vegan. Why is this news schmooze-worthy? Well, Tyson is reportedly planning to open a chain of kosher vegan restaurants. He was recently spotted discussing the new business venture with Moshe Malamud, Executive Chairman of the Franklin Mint, at Solo, a high-end kosher restaurant in New York.Earlier this week, the Soul Train Awards were broadcast on American music channel BET, with a surprise visit from CNN host Wolf Blitzer. What was Blitzer doing at an awards show honoring the best in Black music and entertainment? Why, he was doing the Dougie, of course. The Dougie is a dance that inspired the popular hip-hop song "Teach Me How To Dougie," which was released in early 2010. Watch rapper Doug E. Fresh, the dance's namesake, teach Blitzer how to Dougie, about 35 seconds into this video:
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