LBN – Monday, September 25th, 2017

*SECURITY BREACH – Pilots With Terrorist Ties Are Still Licensed to Fly in U.S.

People with terrorist ties are still licensed to fly in the U.S. despite the fact that the Federal Aviation Administration was warned about it in 2009, the Boston Globe reports. The newspaper’s Spotlight report also found that the FAA does not use pilot photos on its licenses or completely vet pilot information before doling out credentials. Former Rep. John Mica has called American pilot licenses “a joke,” claiming that a pass to an amusement park requires more proof of identity and has more sophisticated security precautions. But the FAA claims the pilot certificate is supposed to indicate training level instead of provide security. Pilots are also required to carry a government-issued ID, and commercial airlines and airports typically issue their own forms of identification for security purposes.

*Anthony Weiner gets hard time:

It’s hard time for Anthony Weiner. The disgraced ex-congressman was sentenced to 21 months in prison Monday for convincing a high school student to undress and touch herself via Skype in 2016. Weiner, 53, had faced as much as 10 years in the slammer after pleading guilty in May to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor. The feds said Weiner, a former Congressman from Brooklyn, began a two-month sexting session with the North Carolina teen shortly after she messaged him on Twitter in January 2016. He pleaded for probation on the grounds that his online dalliance with the 15-year-old was due to his sick obsession with sexting strangers rather than an obsession with underage girls. The government had asked for two years in prison.

*‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Down Again On Day Of Player Protests Notes Media Expert

“Facts are stubborn things” notes media expert and authorMichael Levine. After a day of seemingly endless controversy and protesting over the National Anthem, the NFL took a hit on last night’s Sunday Night Football. According to Levine, in metered market numbers, the primetime match-up between the 27-10 winning Washington Redskins and the Oakland Raiders received an 11.6/20, which is the worst SNF has performed this season so far. That’s an 8% dip from the early numbers of last week’s Atlanta Falcon’s 34-23 win over the Green Bay Packers. In FedEx Field in Maryland last night, the third week of SNF for the 2017-2018 season declined 10% from early numbers of the comparable game of last year on September 25, 2016. “The reality is that with sports in general, many people – tune in to tune out. They don’t want the experience to turn into a political fight and it is a turn-off to many.”

*McCain calls brain cancer prognosis ‘very poor’

US Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a “very poor prognosis” as he battles brain cancer. McCain underwent surgery in July for a brain tumor that was later found to be a form of glioblastoma, the same type of cancer that took the life of his former Senate colleague Edward M. Kennedy in 2009. McCain tells CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired Sunday night that he thinks about Kennedy a lot. He says Kennedy continued to work despite the diagnosis and “never gave up because he loved the engagement.” McCain says he has “feelings sometimes of fear of what happens,” but counters that with gratitude for having “had a great life.”

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*Tom Brady: I Disagree With Trump’s ‘Divisive’ Comments

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took a stand Monday, distancing himself from President Trump’srecent attacks on National Football League players who kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality. “I certainly disagree with what he said. I thought it was just divisive,” Brady said on radio show Kirk & Callahan. Trump stirred controversy at an Alabama rally last week when he accused kneeling players of “disrespecting” the American flag. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He is fired,’” Trump said. In response, Brady said on Monday: “I believe in bringing people together and respect and love and trust.” Brady added, “I just want to support my teammates.” Soon after Brady’s interview, Trump unleashed a routine tweet-storm in which he claimed that the “issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!”

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*Cyberattack Reveals Deloitte Clients’ Secret Emails

The global accounting giant Deloitte has been hit by a sophisticated cyberattack that may have exposed the email usernames, passwords, and personal details of the firm’s clients, The Guardian reported Monday. The hack was reported to have been discovered in March after having gone unnoticed for months. Malicious Hackers infiltrated Deloitte’s global email server in October or November 2016 by accessing an “administrator’s account” that presumably gave them unrestricted access to all areas.
*Report: Obama Tried to Warn Zuckerberg About Fake News on Facebook

Two months before President Donald Trump’s inauguration, then-President Barack Obama personally warned Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg that fake news about the 2016 presidential election had been spread on his social-media site, The Washington Post reported Sunday. At the time, Zuckerberg reportedly acknowledged the threat of fake news and political disinformation, but said those messages weren’t widespread on Facebook. Last week, however, Zuckerberg admitted to Congress that Facebook had indeed been manipulated and that Russian operatives are suspected to have purchased more than 3,000 politically themed advertisements on the site during the election.

*LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER:   ***Uber’s new boss apologized to Londoners for the taxi app’s mistakes and pledged to make changes as the Silicon Valley firm tries to overturn a decision to strip it of its license in one of its major markets. The British capital’s transport regulator on Friday deemed Uber unfit to run a taxi service and decided not to renew its license to operate, which will end this week, citing the firm’s approach to reporting serious criminal offenses and background checks on drivers.   ***Airbnb is launching local tours and other experiences in New York City this week, with one listing promising “an unforgettable shoe-shopping experience” led by a New Yorker whose bio describes her as “an actor, producer, businesswoman … and a proud New Yorker.” That host is Sarah Jessica Parker. Each participant will get a pair of shoes from her SJP Collection at Bloomingdale’s, with a stop at the department store’s Forty Carrots cafe for frozen yogurt before the guests head off to the ballet.

*LBN-VIDEO LINK: Common Traits in All Super Successful People
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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Maria Sharapova (Tennis star):  I think I was really struck and moved by the tough decisions and the setbacks my father, Yuri, had to face in our early years here. I interviewed him extensively for this book, because I was so little when we came here. I hadn’t really thought about how tough it had been for him — to leave his home, my mother (who couldn’t get a visa for years), to land in the middle of the night in Florida with no English at all. We came here with only $700, and he lost that almost immediately. We moved through a series of Florida tennis factories before we were secure. But my father is a believer in getting through. He took endless odd jobs; he did everything he could to make my career happen. I interviewed a lot of my coaches, too, for the book. That was so interesting to me. On the court, it is just you facing your opponent. But the truth is, you are always part of a team.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Bret Stephens: Extensive survey data show that Republicans are much more right-leaning than they were twenty years ago, Democrats much more left-leaning, and both sides much more likely to see the other as a mortal threat to the nation’s welfare. The polarization is geographic, as more people live in states and communities where their neighbors are much likelier to share their politics. The polarization is personal: Fully 50 percent of Republicans would not want their child to marry a Democrat, and nearly a third of Democrats return the sentiment. Inter-party marriage has taken the place of interracial marriage as a family taboo.

*LBN-VIDEO LINK: “Without Notes” with Susan Estrich – Episode 2: The Kennedy Campaign   —- https://youtu.be/IQXPvgxeX8g

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Gene Simmons (Co-founder, Kiss rock group): The wisest person I ever met continues to be my mother. She survived a Nazi concentration camp at fourteen when her whole family was killed. Her perspective on life is, “Every day above ground is a good day, so reach for the stars. As long as there’s nobody trying to kill you, what have you got to lose? You cannot fail.” And she’s right. She’s also taught me that success is only temporary. She still doesn’t understand who pays me and why there’s so much money. She just can’t fathom it. When I showed her the first ten million dollar check I earned, she didn’t know what ten million dollars was, or whether it’s ten thousand or a hundred thousand. But she looked at it and it looked like a large number and she said, “That’s wonderful, now what are you gonna do?” She’s right. You knock somebody out, you’re the champion of the world, hey that’s great. OK, now what are you gonna do? Sit back? Or are you gonna get back in the ring and continue to pump your heart while you’re alive? Use it or lose it. I learned that work ethic from my mother.

*LBN-VIDEO LINKBob Dylan 2016 Nobel Lecture in Literature —-  https://youtu.be/6TlcPRlau2Q

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*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Tyga seems to have learned a thing or two from his time among the Kardashians. The rapper and ex-boyfriend of Kylie Jenner continued to insinuate himself into the drama over the weekend. After news broke on Friday that Jenner and boyfriend Travis Scott are expecting a baby, Tyga tweeted, “Hell nah that’s my kid.” Then, on Saturday, a club-goer tells Page Six, he took the mike at Avenue in LA and said, in a possible diss to Jenner moving on so fast with Scott, “Sometimes it’s better to be single … These hoes ain’t loyal!”

LBN – Sunday, September 24th, 2017

*‘Catastrophic’ Lack of Sleep in Modern Society is Killing Us, Warns Leading Sleep Scientist:

A “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic” is causing a host of potentially fatal diseases, a leading expert has said. In an interview with the Guardian, Professor Matthew Walker, director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, said that sleep deprivation affected “every aspect of our biology” and was widespread in modern society. And yet the problem was not being taken seriously by politicians and employers, with a desire to get a decent night’s sleep often stigmatized as a sign of laziness, he said. Electric lights, television and computer screens, longer commutes, the blurring of the line between work and personal time, and a host of other aspects of modern life have contributed to sleep deprivation, which is defined as less than seven hours a night.
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*Trump-Supporting Patriots Owner Bob Kraft Criticizes President for Kaepernick Rant

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Sunday said he was “deeply disappointed” in President Trump’s “tone” when he criticized NFL players who kneel during the national anthem. “There is no greater unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics,” Kraft said, praising his players and applauding efforts to “peacefully affect social change and raise awareness in a manner that they feel it most impactful.” The statement is notable because Kraft supported Trump and has been friendly with him for years.

*Six People Hurt After Acid Attack in London:

Six people were injured in an acid attack at a shopping center in eastern London on Saturday night, officials said. A 15-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the crime. According to a witness, friends of a young boy who was hit with the substance were shouting, “it is an acid attack, he is burning.” Three of the six people required hospital treatment. Last weekend, American students were targeted with a similar attack in France.

*MLB Player Becomes First to Kneel During National Anthem

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell on Saturday night became the first Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem. Maxwell’s protest came a day after President Trump reignited the controversy, saying NFL owners should be able to fire a “son of a bitch” player who kneels during the anthem. “The only way we can come together is by informing,” Maxwell said. “To single out NFL players for doing this isn’t something we should be doing — I felt it should be a little more broad.”

*LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER:   ***Equifax’s chief executive had a simple strategy when he joined more than a decade ago: Gather as much personal data as possible and find new ways to sell it. The company was making good money compiling credit reports on Americans. But Wall Street wanted stronger growth. The chief executive, Richard F. Smith, delivered, releasing dozens of new products each year and doubling revenue. The company built algorithms and started scrubbing social media to assess consumers. In a big data collection coup, Equifax persuaded more than 7,000 employers to hand over salary details for an income verification system that now encompasses nearly half of American workers. As part of its pitch to clients, the company promised to safeguard information. It even sold products to help companies hit by cyber attacks protect their customers. “Data breaches are on the rise. Be prepared,” the company said in one pitch. “You’ll feel safer with Equifax.”

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*LBN-VIDEO LINK:  Greatest Trick Plays in Football History —- https://youtu.be/Fj8G9dGuNkU

*LBN-R.I.P.:   ***Legendary soul singer Charles Bradley has died at 68 after being diagnosed with stomach cancer last year. A press release published on Saturday said he died surrounded by friends and family in Brooklyn. Bradley, a former James Brown impersonator whose musical career took off when he was already in his 60’s, gained a devout fan base with his anguished vocals and strong live performances.

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King Jr.  —– www.TheExcelCommunity.com

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Maureen Dowd: The idea of Mark Zuckerberg running for president was always sort of scary. But now it’s really scary, given what we’ve discovered about the power of his little invention to warp democracy. All these years, the 33-year-old founder of Facebook has been dismissive of the idea that social media and A.I. could be used for global domination — or even that they should be regulated. Days after Donald Trump pulled out his disorienting win, Zuckerberg told a tech conference that the contention that fake news had influenced the election was “a pretty crazy idea,” showing a “profound lack of empathy” toward Trump voters.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Jimmy Fallon: I also read that Taco Bell will start serving alcohol at some locations. So the next time you think that YOU’RE having a bad day, imagine the guy who gets cut off by the cashier at Taco Bell.

*100+ Volunteers Needed for “Stand Down 2017” Homeless Veteran Benefit Event in Los Angeles

From October 26th-October 27th, Village for Vets and Brentwood School are partnering to coordinate volunteers for “The Stand Down 2017,” an event providing supplies and services to homeless Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social Security benefits counseling. Veterans can also receive referrals to other assistance such as health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment and mental health counseling. The event is taking place at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. 1500 homeless and family members expected to partake in one day of food, showers, housing, assessments, services and more. Volunteers needed for all services. To volunteer, sign up here: www.bwscampus.com/standdown

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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Bob Dylan: People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: L.A. Best Computer Consultant –www.DataTamer.com “Winner Best of Los Angeles Award” Three (3) Years In A Row. – Mr. David Slon —(310) 788-3480

*LBN-VIDEO LINK: Jack Ma Predicts The Future —– https://youtu.be/VJBVGbe8g9g

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*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***British actor Colin Firth says he has taken Italian citizenship as a “sensible” move amid global political uncertainty. Firth, who is married to environmentalist Livia Giuggioli, says he has become a dual U.K.-Italian citizen, and his wife is applying for British nationality. Their two sons already have dual citizenship. In a statement Saturday, the 57-year-old Firth said he and his wife had never thought much about their different passports, “but now, with some of the uncertainty around, we thought it sensible that we should all get the same.”   ***Gary Oldman has secretly tied the knot for the fifth time. The “Darkest Hour” star has married writer and art curator Gisele Schmidt. Oldman — who plays British World War II Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill in his new movie — wed Schmidt at the LA home of his manager and “Darkest Hour” producer Doug Urbanski just before they headed to the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month.

LBN – Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

*DHS: Russian Hackers Targeted 21 States During Election

The Department of Homeland Security notified 21 states on Friday about attempts from Russian governments hackers to breach their systems during the 2016 election. Among those that have confirmed that they were targeted are Alabama, Washington, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Those four states said that the breach attempts were unsuccessful. According to Politico, a DHS official said that only a few networks were successfully breached and none involved vote tallying. “DHS notified the Secretary of State or other chief election officer in each state of any potential targeting we were aware of in their state leading up to the 2016 election,” DHS spokesman Scott McConnell said.

*Trump Rants About Firing NFL Players Who Protest

President Trump says NFL players who engage in silent protests during the national anthem should be fired. Speaking at an Alabama rally for Republican Sen. Luther Strangelate Friday, Trump said, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘get that son of a bitch off the field right now—he’s fired.” Trump also urged fans to simply “leave the stadium” if players take a knee in protest, saying “things will stop” if the games are boycotted. The president’s comments, which seemed to be a veiled jab at Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback whose national anthem protest last year kicked off a wave of debate over racism and police brutality, immediately drew backlash from the NFL. NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell issued a statement saying such “divisive comments” show a “failure to understand the overwhelming force for good” represented by NFL players, many of whom rushed to help Houston residents following Hurricane Harvey. The NFL Players Association also hit back, saying the union will “never back down” from supporting the players’ “constitutional right” to protest.

*China Says ‘Suspected Explosion’ Behind North Korea Quake

Authorities in China on Saturday said a “suspected explosion” was thought to be behind a 3.4-magnitude earthquake in North Korea, raising concerns of yet another nuclear test by Pyongyang. The quake was detected in North Hamgyong Province, near North Korea’s Punggyeri nuclear site. South Korean authorities, however, said they believed the tremors had been caused by a natural earthquake. “We use several methods to tell whether earthquakes are natural or man-made,” an official was cited as saying by Reuters. “A key method is to look at the seismic waves or seismic acoustic waves and the latter can be detected in the case of a man-made earthquake. In this case we saw none. So as of now we are categorizing this as a natural earthquake.” The U.S. Geological Survey said it detected a 3.5-magnitude quake near the site of previous nuclear tests but could not confirm whether the event was natural or man-made.

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*Iran Tests New Missile in Defiance of U.S. Warnings

Iran said Saturday it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile despite warnings from the U.S. that such a move could jeopardize a landmark nuclear deal. Footage of the Khoramshahr missile’s launch was broadcast on state television Saturday, with no indication of when the test took place. The Khoramshahr missile, which has a range of about 1,242 miles, is capable of carrying multiple warheads, according to Iran’s state TV. A day earlier, officials said the missile would be tested “soon” after unveiling it at a military parade in Tehran attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Rouhani vowed to boost the country’s military power and continue with its missile activities “as a deterrent” after President Trump slammed Iran’s missile program at the United Nations earlier in the week. Trump on Tuesday urged other world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to take a harder line on Tehran, saying “we cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles.”

*Trump Withdraws White House Invite to NBA Star Stephen Curry

President Trump continued his tirade against professional athletes on Saturday morning, withdrawing an invitation for NBA star Stephen Curry to visit the White House because the athlete apparently wasn’t grateful enough to accept the “great honor.” “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump tweeted. Curry, who leads the Golden State Warriors, had made clear on Friday that he doesn’t “want to go” to the White House with his team. The NBA All-Star said he wanted to boycott the visit to show that “we don’t stand for what our president has said, and the things he hasn’t said at the right time.” Curry also hinted that he’d taken inspiration from NFL star Colin Kaepernick in trying to “inspire some change for what we tolerate in this country.” Trump has repeatedly lashed out at Kaepernick for his national anthem protest and on Friday said NFL players who protest on the field should be fired.

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*Bob Dole Hospitalized Due To Low Blood Pressure

Former presidential candidate Bob Dole, 94, has been hospitalized since last week due to low blood pressure. His spokeswoman, Marion Watkins, said that Dole was admitted to the Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on Sept. 13. “After a routine check-up it was determined that he had low blood pressure which they’re correcting with medication,” Watkins said. “Right now they hope to release him within a matter of days.”

*LBN-HEALTH WATCH: Infant and maternal tetanus was officially eliminated from the Americas this year, the Pan American Health Organization announced on Thursday. At one time, the infection killed about 10,000 newborns annually in the Western Hemisphere; tetanus still kills about 35,000 infants around the world. It was one of several significant global health advances, including new programs against malaria and H.I.V., announced last week in conjunction with the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

*LBN-R.I.P.:   ***Daniel Yankelovich, the pollster, author and public opinion analyst who for a half-century mirrored the perceptions of generations of Americans about politics, consumer products, social changes and, not least, themselves, died on Friday morning at his home in the La Jolla section of San Diego. He was 92. His daughter, Nicole Yankelovich Mordecai, said the cause was kidney failure.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Farhad Manjoo: I knew the big Mark Zuckerberg speech was coming. It always does. Scandals involving Facebook tend to follow a well-worn pattern: Throughout the social network’s short history, when the company has felt pummeled by users or lawmakers or shareholders over one of the dozens of controversies that have plagued its rise, there comes a moment when the clamor reaches a fever pitch. You begin to wonder why on earth they aren’t doing more. Can’t they see how deep they are in it?

*LBN-MUSIC INSIDER:   ***Madonna released a live album last Friday. News to me. News to everyone, apparently. The “Rebel Heart” Tour album sold just 3,848 CDs and downloads according to Buzz Angle and the website, Hits Daily Double. It had no streaming that was reported.

*LBN-VIDEO LINK:  Women of Ireland – Jeff Beck —- https://youtu.be/0ej_X2_SggQ

*WHO READS LBN? Ballerina Megan Fairchild.


*LBN-VIDEO LINK: Shields and Brooks on GOP’s health care, Trump’s UN nationalism –  https://youtu.be/T9HdnE_5Yu8

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Are YOU a Brand? ——– www.MichaelLevineMedia.com

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Candida Moss: If a recent history of the subject is to be believed, the average man or woman will spend 20 seconds a week in orgasm—or, to extrapolate, around twelve minutes a year or ten hours in a typical lifetime. For something that takes so little of our time, the orgasm occupies a grossly outsized portion of our economy, science, and cultural imagination. There’s no shortage of handbooks—ancient and modern—that can advise you about the best ways to satisfy your lover. If we want to say something is good we describe it as “better than sex”; anything that tastes delicious or illicit is “orgasmic”; and Arnold Schwarzenegger is even able to describe flexing his biceps as “as satisfying as ejaculating.”  For ancient medics the orgasm was what Thomas Lacquer, author of Making Sex, has called a “bodily signal of a cycle of mortality and generation.” Ancient thought held that certain conditions—sluggishness, for example—were caused by an excess of phlegm in the body. The congestion could be relieved by ejaculating; Aristotle actually calls semen “the secretion of an excrement.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by George Clooney: I grew up in Kentucky around the Confederate flag, and although Kentucky was technically neutral during the Civil War, it’s very much a part of the South. I remember these guys would come into town and we’d do these Civil War reenactments, and you could choose whichever side you wanted. They’d bring you uniforms and guns with blanks in it, and you could play either a Rebel or Union soldier, and we’d do battle all around town. We all wanted to be Rebels because it was fun—everybody wants to be a “rebel”—and we never thought twice about the Confederate flag; it never even dawned on me that that was a symbol of hate. And also, I was pretty young and wasn’t paying enough attention. But as you get older you see that this was only a symbol of hate, and you remember that the Confederate flag was designed to be marched into battle against the United States of America in favor of racism, and they lost.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Malcolm Jones: Hillary Clinton’spublisher just released a victory lap press release about her new book this week. According to Simon and Schuster, What Happened sold an impressive 300,000 copies in its first week of publication.  That figure comprises all formats in which the book is sold, with hardcovers making up more than half of that figure, with 167,000 copies sold. Audio CDs, e-books, and digital downloads combined made up the difference. The publisher said it was the best week for audiobook sales in the company’s history.

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*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Kris Jenner is keeping quiet about her 20-year-old daughter Kylie‘s pregnancy. “She’s not confirmed anything,” the Kardashian-Jenner matriarch told The Cut while at Milan Fashion Week Saturday. “I think it’s kind of wild that everyone is just assuming that that’s just happening. On Friday, sources confirmed that the reality TV star turned makeup mogul is expecting a baby girl with boyfriend Travis Scott.   ***Peter Landesman — the director of “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House,” about the identity of Deep Throat — says Felt was ashamed of the nickname given to him during the Watergate investigation. The pseudonym for Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s secret Watergate source “was a porn reference and was actually one of the reasons Mark felt so ashamed,” Landesman told us. “He was a real Christian, and that actually was a big deal for him.” Felt had been the No. 2 official at the FBI in the 1970s and finally came out as the secret source in 2005 at age 91.   ***David Foster‘s daughter Erin appears to have inducted her father’s rumored girlfriend, Katharine McPhee, into their family. Foster, who has been married four times, was honored at this week’s 2017 Grammy Museum Gala, where he performed with McPhee. Also in attendance was Erin Foster, who took to Instagram to show her approval of her dad’s relationship with McPhee.