When Billy Crystal was pitched a prequel to the Pixar hit "Monsters, Inc.," he didn't have to think twice about coming aboard. The first movie not only grossed $290 million, making it one of the biggest hits of Crystal's career, but playing walking eyeball Mike Wazowski was also one of the actor's most enjoyable assignments.
Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer was appointed to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. President Obama tapped Foer, 35, also a New York University professor of creative writing, last Friday.
Dr. Leon Morgenstern, Cedars-Sinai’s inaugural director of surgery and founder of its Center for Healthcare Ethics, died on Dec. 23. He was 93.
New York University's Tel Aviv program was suspended for the rest of the semester, and its students and faculty were evacuated to London.