*Trump to Release Results of New Physical:
In an interview on Fox & Friends
early Monday morning,Donald Trump
said he will release more health information in the coming days. “This last week, I took a physical,” he said. “Hopefully [the results] are going to be good—I think they’re going to be good. I feel great. I’ll be releasing very, very specific numbers.” The Republican presidential nominee announced the news after Hillary Clinton
, who has been diagnosed with pneumonia, became ill Sunday and then canceled a planned trip to California. “The coughing fit was a week ago, so I assume that was pneumonia also,” Trump remarked. “I just hope she gets well and gets back on the trail, and we’ll be seeing her at the debate.”
*Pneumonia Spreading Through Hillary Campaign:
According to a report, pneumonia is spreading among staffers at Hillary Clinton’s
campaign headquarters in Brooklyn. The Democratic presidential nominee was diagnosed with thecondition Friday, but the campaign didn’t tell the public until Sunday, after Clinton had a fainting episode while visiting the 9/11 memorial in Manhattan. “Everyone’s been sick,” a source said. The report added that the illness was spreading among campaign staffers and traveling aides beginning in August. Six senior staffers have been affected, including campaign manager Robby Mook
, while two high-level advisers needed “emergency medical treatment.” Fundraisers in California that were scheduled for Monday and Tuesday were canceled as the former secretary of State rests and recovers at home.
*Assad: I Will Retake Every Inch of Syria:
With hours to go before a cease-fire was set to take effect, a defiant Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
vowed Monday in a statement broadcast on state-run TV to “reclaim every area from the terrorists.” The new cease-fire, brokered by Russia and the United States, is expected to begin Monday evening. It’s still unclear if rebel factions, who have expressed reservations about the agreement, will abide by the deal, as shelling was reported in Aleppo. In a rare public appearance, Assad attended prayers at a mosque in a newly surrendered Damascus suburb on Eid al-Adha, a Muslim holiday. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
and Secretary of State John Kerry
agreed to the cease-fire in Geneva over the weekend. It stipulates an initial “pause” in fighting between all sides in order to make way for humanitarian aid. Eventually, according to the complex deal, the U.S. and Russia would coordinate airstrikes against militants inside the country.
*WHO READS LBN? Rocker Marilyn Manson:
*Hillary Cancels California Trip After Pneumonia Diagnosis:
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
has canceled a campaign trip to California after news of her pneumonia diagnosis triggered new concerns over her health. One of Clinton’s aides announced the cancellation Sunday night. Clinton was scheduled to attend fundraisers Monday and Tuesday, and also to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
. But the trip is now off, as she has been advised by her doctor to rest. Clinton’s health has been the subject of numerous rumors throughout the campaign, with her Republican opponent Donald Trump
repeatedly questioning whether she’s healthy enough to lead the country. At a 9/11 anniversary ceremony at ground zero on Sunday, Clinton abruptly left the event after appearing to faint. After initially claiming she’d simply “overheated,” her campaign admitted she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday.
*WHO READS LBN? Prominent Dermatologist Stuart Kaplan:
*ORLANDO – Omar Mateen’s Mosque Set on Fire:
The Florida mosque attended by Omar Mateen, who killed 49 innocent people in an Orlando gay nightclub this summer, was damaged in an arson fire early Monday morning. Flames were discovered shooting out of the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce at about 12:30 a.m., the Orlando Sentinel
reports. Officials said video evidence reportedly showed a suspect entering the facility and then setting it ablaze. State fire marshals are investigating the incident. The mosque had reported received threats in the aftermath of the Pulse massacre, and security had been tightened. According to reports, no one was injured.
*Miss America Lectures Clinton and Trump:
Newly crowned Miss America Savvy Shields, who was awarded her crown Sunday night, dipped her toe into election-year politics during a press conference after the pageant. “I hope that at the end of my year, we’re starting to reward politicians for compromise,” said the 21-year-old Miss Arkansas. “What I want both candidates to focus on is compromise,” Shields said. “Our country was founded on compromise. We’re in a state now where both parties just seem to be yelling at one another.” Shields beat out 51 other contestants in Atlantic City for the title. “If you’re trying to be leader of the free world, everything you say and do matters and all of your actions are held to a higher standard,” Shields said, referring to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. “Both of the contestants have done a good job, but they also need to watch what they’re doing.”
*MY REVIEW: “I live on a small farm in Vermont and LBN is my window to the (real) world.”—– Virginia G., an LBN reader from Montpelier, Vermont.
***The Federal Aviation Administration, citing fire hazards, has warned against using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on aircraft. Three Australian airlines and the German carrier Lufthansa have outright banned their use onboard. But the threat of airliner fires is not limited to Samsung devices, which the company has offered to replace. And the hazard is far more than theoretical. Qantas, one of the Australian carriers, had an onboard fire during a trans-Pacific flight this year when a passenger’s cellphone was crushed in the mechanism of a business-class seat and the phone’s lithium-ion battery ignited.
*LBN-WHERE THE ELITE AND UNDERDOGS MEET:
driving a pedal car around Asbury Park, NJ. ***Natasha Lyonne
at karaoke hot spot Planet Rose in NYC with her adorable pup, Root Beer, in tow and a number of “Orange Is the New Black” castmates. ***Lisa Lampanelli
, Eve Plumb
and Christine Ebersole
at the opening night of “Hamilton” parody “Spamilton”. ***Tyson Beckford
at STK Downtown in NYC. ***LuAnn de Lesseps
at Rob Shuter’s Naughty Gossip party at Gentilly Kitchen + Bar in NYC sending a cocktail back because it was served in a plastic cup. ***L.A. marketing expert Craig Valine
having dinner last night at Izzy’s Deli on Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica. ***Media types including “CBS This Morning” hosts Charlie Rose
and Gayle King
, CNN President Jeff Zucker
, Discovery honcho Henry Schleiff
and the New Yorker’s Ken Auletta
were at a Sutton Place party in NYC for outgoing NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton
last week. Also at the celebration at Tina Brown’s
home were Bratton’s wife, Rikki Klieman
, Patricia Duff
and Eddie Hayes
*LBN-BOOK NEWS: ***Bill O’Reilly’s about to make another killing. “Killing Lincoln,” “Killing Kennedy,” “Killing Jesus,” “Killing Patton,” “Killing Reagan.” Tuesday it’s “Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan.” O’Reilly: “Obama’s preacher friend Jeremiah Wright ‘goddamning’ us stayed in my brain. I internalized this insult to my father, who sacrificed for our country. To be America-centric is needful. I’d do Martin Luther King, but the information’s still classified. People today know nothing of our background.
*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: The revealing TV interview show “Without Notes” — Episode 2 – Prominent Catholic Priest – Father Michael Manning: https://youtu.be/tvMZZWl4Pi4
*LBN-R.I.P.: ***Transgender actress Alexis Arquettedied Sunday morning at the age of 47. A statement issued by her family said “she passed away surrounded by love,” although no cause of death was provided. Arquette, from the well-known acting family, had appeared in Last Exit to Brooklyn, Of Mice and Men, Pulp Fiction, and The Wedding Singer in her career. But her refusal to accept demeaning Hollywood roles for trans actors compromised her career, her family said. “Her career was cut short, not by her passing, but by her decision to live her truth and her life as a transgender woman,” her family said in their statement, noting that “she was a vanguard in the fight for understanding and acceptance for all trans people.” The family has asked fans to make a donation to organizations supporting LGBTQ causes to honor Arquette. ***Eddie Antar, the Brooklyn-born man who created the chain of Crazy Eddie electronics stores only to watch it collapse when an underlying fraud was exposed, died on Saturday. He was 68. His death was confirmed by the Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels in Ocean Township, N.J., which did not say where he died or the cause.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Bruce Nahin (Producer): Utilizing unsurpassed access to all the major players, James Millers’ book, Powerhouse provides a glimpse of the workings of THE talent agency of the 80s and a major powerhouse today. Miller weaves an exciting, tale of the dynamic rise to power of CAA using the actual words of the players. For anyone in The Industry, this book is, a must read.
*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
***New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
may have been passed over as Hillary Clinton’s
vice presidential pick — but at least he’s another woman’s first choice. The Democrat is dating artist and Instagram poet Cleo Wade
, who was once linked to “Twilight” hunk Robert Pattinson
. On Thursday, the pair attended fashion site Refinery29’s “29 Rooms” bash, where an onlooker observed: “They were holding hands through the different rooms and looked very much like a couple.” Added the spy: “He was shaking hands with people who were coming up to him, and she was being very friendly with everyone and patient when they wanted to take his picture. He was saying he came to see her work.”
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