LBN – Special Report – Friday, June 2nd, 2017

*Jim Carrey Likely to Face Trial in Ex-Girlfriend’s Death
Jim Carrey is likely to face trial on accusations of ­supplying the drugs that killed his ex-girlfriend. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge indicated she would not throw out the lawsuit brought by Cathriona White’s mother and ex-husband and estimated it would last 20 days. Carrey’s lawyer said the actor would find the civil trial “very painful” after a date was set for the star to face a jury. Her family is suing the 55-year-old, claiming he provided the drugs used in the Irish make-up artist’s suicide. Carrey’s lawyer, Raymond Boucher, had filed a motion to dismiss the case.

*LBN-HEALTH WATCH:   ***Scientists in Australia claim to have discovered what could be a life-long cure for potentially fatal allergies to peanuts, shellfish and other food. The researchers said they had been able to “turn off” the allergic response in tests on mice using gene therapy to desensitize the body’s immune system, and suggested this could also be used to treat asthma. They predicted human trials could begin in just five or six years.   ***Pulses of electricity delivered to the brain can help patients with Parkinson’s disease, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and possibly other conditions. But the available methods all have shortcomings: They either involve the risks of surgery, from implanting electrodes deep within the brain, or they stimulate from the skull’s surface, limiting the ability to target electricity to the right brain areas. Now, a team of neuroscientists and engineers has devised a method that might achieve the best of both worlds: skipping the surgery while reaching deep brain areas. The research, published Thursday in the journal Cell and led by a prominent neurobiologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was conducted in mice, and many questions remain about its potential application to people. But experts say if the method proves effective and safe, it could help a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders more cheaply and safely than current approaches.

*LBN-INVESTIGATE: According to a large new study, women over age 50 who get fewer than seven hours of sleep are less likely to report being sexually active than their peers who sleep more, a problem that increases with age.  Sleep disorders can also interfere with sex. Research suggests that men with obstructive sleep apnea, a condition marked by snoring and breathing difficulties, have decreased levels of sexual activity, possibly because they produce lower amounts of testosterone. Sleep apnea can also increase the risk of cardiovascular problems, which may be related to sexual dysfunction.  But the reverse appears to be true, too: Another recent study that looked at sleep and sex in college students found that for those in romantic relationships, every extra hour they slept corresponded to higher sexual desire, greater vaginal lubrication and a 14% increase in the chances of getting frisky the next day. That’s probably because a good night’s sleep leaves us feeling refreshed, relaxed and energetic — all important for feeling sexy.
*Phil Collins Drinking Again after Nearly ‘Killing Himself’ with Booze

Phil Collins has revealed he is drinking again despite previously saying alcohol was killing him. The rock legend, 66, makes a comeback tonight as he begins his Not Dead Yet tour. He insists he can now control his boozing and is capable of enjoying “a couple of glasses of wine.” The “Against All Odds” singer said in a US interview: “I didn’t drink for three years. I personally do not believe I was an alcoholic. I had a problem with alcohol. I didn’t have anything else to do, and I enjoyed it. But when I had to stop because it was killing me, I stopped.” Collins was admitted to hospital in 2012 at the height of his boozing, prompting fears for his well-being.

*Fishwrap – Newspaper Circulation at 77-Year Low Says Media Expert:

Circulation of daily newspapers has dropped to a 77-year low, signaling an end to print and a shift to all-digital delivery, according media expert and author Michael Levine– “Circulation has reached a new low of 34.6 million, six million less than papers sold in 1940” said Levine.
*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Romantic love lasts just over a year, perhaps because the brain cannot eternally maintain a revved-up state of romantic bliss. As romantic love wanes, attachment love, a more stable love, sets in. To keep the passion alive, experts suggest doing satisfying and exciting activities as a couple
*LBN-NOTICED:   **Jon Stewart at Michael’s in NYC with his agent James “Babydoll” Dixon and SiriusXM president Scott Greenstein.
*LBN-VIDEO LINK: Episode # 3 Is Here —-  “Without Notes” with M. Zuhdi Jasser M.D. – Episode 3: Getting Political — .

*LBN-R.I.P.:   ***Reinhold Hanning, one of the last surviving SS guards from the Auschwitz death camp, has died, a year after he was sentenced to five years in jail as an accessory to 170,000 murders during the time he worked at the camp. He was 95.The death was confirmed by Mr. Hanning’s lawyer,Andreas Scharmer, who did not provide other details. Because Mr. Hanning was appealing his conviction at his death, the conviction is not considered legal under the German system. Mr. Hanning never spent time behind bars.

*LBN-VIDEO LINK: Norah Jones – Black Hole Sun (Detroit Fox Theatre 5.23.17) Norah paid tribute to Chris Cornell at Detroit’s Fox Theatre with ‘Black Hole Sun.’—-
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Peggy Noonan: I don’t want to beat up on Hillary Clinton. She thought she’d win and she lost, embarrassingly, to a man she considered deeply unworthy. At the same time she won the popular vote by 2.9 million. It would take anyone time to absorb these things emotionally and psychologically. But wow. Her public statements since defeat have been malignant little masterpieces of victimhood-claiming, blame-shifting and unhelpful accusation. They deserve censure. Last weekend she was the commencement speaker at her alma mater, Wellesley, where she insulted the man who beat her. This Wednesday she was at the 2017 Code Conference, hosted by the Recode website, where she was interviewed by friendly journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. She eagerly offered a comprehensive list of the reasons she lost the 2016 presidential election.  She lost because America is a hopelessly reactionary country in which dark forces fight a constant “rearguard action” to “turn back the clock.” She lost because Republicans are both technologically advanced and underhanded. Democrats, for instance, use data and analytics to target and rouse voters—“better messaging.” Republicans, on the other hand, use “content farms” and make “an enormous investment in falsehoods, fake news, call it what you will.” Democrats “did not engage in false content.” She lost because of the Russians: “Who were they coordinating with, or colluding with?” You should never slander a country that rejected you. Maybe it had its reasons. Maybe her most constructive act now would be to quietly reflect on what they might be.


*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Lindsay Lohan   is    launching    a jewelry line. The oft-troubled star — who’s been rehabbing her image abroad — posted several shots on a yacht in     Cannes captioned #Lohanjewelry. Her rep would only hint, “Something is in the works!”

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