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*LBN-MEDIA INSIDER: ***Michael Musto — the former veteran Village Voice gossip columnist, current Out Magazine scribe and self-described “cultural anthropologist” — is recovering from an accident. Musto said that on Monday, “a crazed bicyclist ran into me and I went flying.” He will be OK, but had to have “leg/foot surgery” at Lenox Hill Hospital.
*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: The Comparisons being made between Trump and Nixon are interesting to say the least. Nixon administration expert Jenny Deason Copeland will bring you up to speed on the mind of Richard Nixon in her recently released work Tiananmen West: Why Nixon Ordered the Kent State Massacre. Could the Trump era turn into what we experienced during the Nixon administration? Get your Nixon on. The book is available on Amazon in both e-book and paperback formats. Available on Amazon by following this link: Tiananmen West on Amazon
*LBN-VIDEO LINK: “Without Notes”, TV’s most revealing interview show — Episode# 3—-“Without Notes” with M. Zuhdi Jasser M.D. – Episode 3: Getting Political —- https://youtu.be/1U_fOo9muOE .
*LBN-NOTICED: ***Natalie Portman at the Joyce Theater in Chelsea in NYC to cheer husband Benjamin Millepied’s LA Dance Project. Portman’s “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky was also in the audience. ***Tom Brokaw seeingDiana Krall in concert at the Beacon Theatre in NYC.
*LBN-VIDEO LINK: Producer Robert Evans interviewed byWes Anderson (2002) —- https://youtu.be/FL_Y1-knz8s
*LBN-R.I.P.: ***Gabe Pressman, the senior correspondent for WNBC-TV and the indefatigable dean of New York’s television reporters, who chased breaking news, interviewed countless celebrities and covered the hoopla of politics, protests and parades for more than six decades, died early Friday morning in New York. He was 93 and lived in Manhattan. His death was confirmed by his station, WNBC-TV.
*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: “Control your own destiny or someone else will.” —- www.TheExcelCommunity.com
*LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: A few months ago I had lunch with a former student named Lucy Fleming, one of the best writers I’ve taught. I asked her what she had learned in her first year out of college. She said she had been forced to think differently. While in school, her thinking was station to station: take that test, apply to that college, aim for a degree. But in young adulthood, there are no more stations. Everything is open seas. Your main problems are not about the assignment right in front of you; they are about the horizon far away. What should you be steering toward? It requires an entirely different set of navigational skills. This gets at one of the oddest phenomena of modern life. Childhood is more structured than it has ever been. But then the great engine of the meritocracy spits people out into a young adulthood that is less structured than it has ever been. There used to be certain milestones that young adults were directed toward by age 27: leaving home, becoming financially independent, getting married, buying a house, having a child. But the information economy has scrambled those timetables. Current 20-somethings are much less likely to do any of those things by 30. They are less likely to be anchored in a political party, church or some other creedal community.
*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Kelly Rohrbach — the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model and ex-girlfriend of Leonardo DiCaprio — has been trying to launch an acting career, but she hit some major bumps in her big feature-film debut. A studio source tells us that Rohrbach’s diva attitude on the recent film “Baywatch” — which co-starred Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Zac Efron and Priyanka Chopra — was to blame. “She thought she was better than everyone,” says the insider. “There was no love lost between her and the rest of the cast.” While promoting the film last month, “No one wanted to share a junket room with her. She was flipped around to many different pairings.” ***Johnny Depp sparked outrage after his bizarre remarks at Thursday’s Glastonbury Arts Festival, during which he pondered the assassination of President Trump. “Can you bring Trump here?” the actor asked the crowd, drawing boos, while introducing a screening of his 2004 film The Libertine. “You misunderstand completely,” he continued, The New York Times reports. “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? I want to clarify: I’m not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it’s been awhile and maybe it’s time.” ***Richard Dreyfuss prefers to keep his Oscar cold. The 69-year-old star admitted he stores his coveted prize, which he won for “The Goodbye Girl” in 1978, in his refrigerator because he wants everyone to know he has one without having to say anything. “I don’t like to brag, but I like everyone to know about it,” Dreyfuss told The Hollywood Reporter. “Sooner or later, I know they are all going to go to the refrigerator.”