LBN – Special Report – Monday February 6, 2017


Trump and Staff Rethink Tactics After Stumbles: 

President Trump loves to set the day’s narrative at dawn, but the deeper story of his White House is best told at night. Aides confer in the dark because they cannot figure out how to operate the light switches in the cabinet room. Visitors conclude their meetings and then wander around, testing doorknobs until finding one that leads to an exit. In a darkened, mostly empty West Wing, Mr. Trump’s provocative chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, finishes another 16-hour day planning new lines of attack. Usually around 6:30 p.m., or sometimes later, Mr. Trump retires upstairs to the residence to recharge, vent and intermittently use Twitter. With his wife, Melania, and young son, Barron, staying in New York, he is almost always by himself, sometimes in the protective presence of his imposing longtime aide and former security chief, Keith Schiller. When Mr. Trump is not watching television in his bathrobe or on his phone reaching out to old campaign hands and advisers, he will sometimes set off to explore the unfamiliar surroundings of his new home. During his first two dizzying weeks in office, Mr. Trump, an outsider president working with a surprisingly small crew of no more than a half-dozen empowered aides with virtually no familiarity with the workings of the White House or federal government, sent shock waves at home and overseas with a succession of executive orders designed to fulfill campaign promises and taunt foreign leaders.

Kremlin Upset by O’Reilly’s ‘Killer’ Comment on Russia:

The Kremlin is reportedly incensed following a weekend interview with President Trump in which Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly called Russian President Vladimir Putin “a killer.” During the segment, Trump responded to say that the U.S. has “a lot of killers,” too. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Monday ignored Trump’s comments but called O‘Reilly’s remarks “unacceptable and offensive.” He added, “We would like to receive an apology to the president from this respected organization.” Trump has repeatedly, since he announced his campaign, praised the Russian leader and indicated that he would like for relations between the two countries to improve during his time in the Oval Office.

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STUNNING! Patriots Win Super Bowl in Overtime:

The New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in the Super Bowl’s first-ever overtime face-off. The Falcons pulled ahead of the Patriots early, running up a 25-3 lead at one point, before the Patriots scored 25 consecutive points to tie the game at the end of regulation time. The Patriots scored a touchdown early in overtime, ending the game. The win is the fifth Super Bowl title for the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady, making Brady the only quarterback to win five times.

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Rodrigo Duterte to Catholics: ‘Join Me’ in Hell:

A day after Catholic leaders criticized Rodrigo Duterte over his drug policies and extrajudicial killings of suspected dealers, the Philippines president responded by telling Catholics to “join” him in Hell. “You Catholics, if you believe in your priests and bishops, you stay with them. If you want to go to heaven, they go to them,” Duterte said. “Now, if you want to end drugs… I will go to Hell. Come join me.” The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines issused a harsh sermon Sunday that characterized Duterte’s war on drug dealers as a “reign of terror in many places of the poor.”

Sean Spicer Says ‘SNL’ Is Mean:

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said hethinks Melissa McCarthy’s impression of him in a surprise Saturday Night Live skit was funny, but that the actress could “could dial back” a bit. Spicer said he first heard about the sketch on Sunday while leaving church. He called the impression exaggerated and said McCarthy “needs to slow down on the gum chewing; way too many pieces in there.” His main criticism, however, was that he believes Alec Baldwin’s portrayal of President Trump on the show is too “mean.” He said, “Alec has gone from funny to mean, and that’s unfortunate. SNL used to be really funny. There’s a streak of meanness now that they’ve crossed over to mean.”


Johnny Depp is so broke he had to fire his agent:

Johnny Depp is in such financial turmoil that he fired his longtime Hollywood agent, saying he couldn’t pay her any more commissions on his movie deals, and made a deal with a rival agency according to sources. Last October, Depp walked away from UTA’s Tracey Jacobs, the famed agent who in 1988 took him from TV’s “21 Jump Street” and made him into an international movie superstar. A Hollywood source said, “Depp told Jacobs and UTA he no longer wanted to pay their commissions. But they pushed back.” So the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star jumped ship to CAA, which gave him a sweeter deal. About CAA’s lower commissions, another source said, “They don’t do blue-light specials.” But as far as Depp’s finances, the agency was “sensitive to it when he signed.” On Depp leaving UTA, the insider added, “He was with Tracey Jacobs for a gajillion years — their relationship had run its course. He was looking for a change.” CAA and UTA declined to comment.
LBN-MUSIC INSIDER:   ***George Michael’s funeral is on hold until toxicology tests are completed, according to a new report. It could take until March before the Wham! singer, who died on Christmas Day, is finally laid to rest because the test results may not come in until the end of February, a source said.

LBN-HEALTH WATCH: Pharmaceutical companies may need a dose of their own medications. A new study finds the best treatment for anxiety may not come from your local pharmacy, but rather a quiet room in your home. The study, published in the Jan. 24 edition of Psychiatry Research, confirmed that eight-weeks of mindfulness meditation can be crucially beneficial for those who suffer from anxiety.

Super Bowl “Marijuana Mansion” Party Canceled Due to L.A. Stop-Work Order:

A million-dollar Super Bowl “marijuana mansion” party wascancelled at the last minute in the Hollywood Hills. Mike “BigMike” Straumietis, CEO of Advanced Nutrients, said he’s turning his Super Bowl party into a “Super Bowl Lawsuit” at a press conference Saturday night after announcing the event has been canceled due to a stop-work order issued by the city of Los Angeles. “Due to the actions of the LAPD and City Council, BigMike’s Super Bowl Party has been cancelled. Expect legal action on our part and the formation of a new non profit to support political candidates who best reflect our community,” Straumietis posted Saturday night on his Instagram account.

LBN-NOTICED:   ***Another huge turnout for Dr. Gary Gitnick‘s annual Super-Bowl party in Encino, California featuring an education forum at half-time. Prominent guests included: Former California Governor Grey Davis, radio anchorFrank Mottek and voice-over superstar (voice of the Super Bowl and the Oscars) Randy Thomas. *** Celebrity dentist Dr.Jay Grossman having lunch at Izzy’s Deli in Santa Monica. *** Laugh Factory founder, Jamie Masada walking on the beach in Santa Monica with his new baby and wife.

LBN-SPOTLIGHT: “In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold.” —-

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LBN-R.I.P.:   ***David Shepard, a film preservationist who restored hundreds of discarded, hidden or forgotten films by masters like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and F. W. Murnau and packaged rarities for the consumer market, died on Jan. 31 in Medford, Ore. He was 76. The cause was cancer, said his brother, Donald.

LBN-COMMENTARY by Tony Medley: LBN’s item that reads, “Upon breaking (Babe) Ruth’s record in 1974, (Henry Aaron) was besieged by the media and badgered by racist letter-writers, and retired just two years later,” makes it appear that he retired as a result of hate mail. In fact, Aaron was severely over the hill with batting averages of .234 and .229 in 1975 & 76, respectively (compared with his lifetime BA of .305), and his retirement was long overdue. Ruth, on the other hand, batted a respectable .288 in his last full year.


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