*London Mosque Attacker Blew a Kiss at Angry Crowd from back of Police Car:
*LBN-NOTICED: ***After vacationing together on a private yacht along the French Riviera, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez hit the Louvre in Paris on Saturday. Sources said the pair went to view the Mona Lisa and were mobbed by fans. A-Rod is an avid art collector, but we hear it was his first time at the famed museum. ***Music legend Clive Davis was spotted backstage at Broadway musical “Kinky Boots” over the weekend, where he also met with the show’s star, Brendon Urie, in his dressing room. A spy said that Davis “told Urie — who is taking time away from his band Panic! at the Disco to star in the show — that ‘no matter what one’s commitment is to rock, theater is a unique and gratifying pursuit.’” ***Lorde — who penned tracks for her new album, “Melodrama,” on the F train in NYC — performed the new release to a packed house at Bowery Ballroom on Friday during a “secret show” for SiriusXM. Before singing the piano-based “Liability,” she explained, “It’s about this feeling that I don’t think you ever grow out of … Like feeling like a loser at parties. But I don’t think you really grow out of the feeling of wondering if you’re too much for everyone, wondering if you take up too much space … I was like, ‘Everyone’s gonna leave me.’ That’s what everyone does when you take up too much space.”
Moses Harry Horwitz, AKA Moe Howard (1897)
|Howard was an American actor and comedian, best known as the leader of the Three Stooges. The fourth of five brothers, he never graduated high school and got into show business by running errands for performers. In 1923, he formed the vaudeville act accompanying Ted Healy that would later become the Three Stooges. The men went on to make more than 200 popular comedy shorts featuring their characteristic brand of violent slapstick|
*LBN-VIDEO LINK: E-Meth – Saturday Night Live— https://youtu.be/1Ec6KsB67vI
*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: “To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill —– www.TheExcelCommunity.com.
*LBN-R.I.P.: ***Stephen Furst, whose early role as the hapless, lovable fraternity pledge Flounder in the hit 1978 comedy “National Lampoon’s Animal House” earned him lasting recognition, died early Friday at his home in Moorpark, Calif. He was 63. The cause was probably congestive heart failure brought on by complications of diabetes, his son Nathan said.
*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: A remarkable, revealing TV interview —- “Without Notes” with M. Zuhdi Jasser M.D. – Episode 3: Getting Political — https://youtu.be/1U_fOo9muOE.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Christy Ford Chapin: The problem with American health care is not the care. It’s the insurance. Both parties have stumbled to enact comprehensive health care reform because they insist on patching up a rickety, malfunctioning model. The insurance company model drives up prices and fragments care. Rather than rejecting this jerry-built structure, the Democrats’ Obamacare legislation simply added a cracked support beam or two. The Republican bill will knock those out to focus on spackling other dilapidated parts of the system. An alternative structure can be found in the early decades of the 20th century, when the medical marketplace offered a variety of models. Unions, businesses, consumer cooperatives and ethnic and African-American mutual aid societies had diverse ways of organizing and paying for medical care. Physicians established a particularly elegant model: the prepaid doctor group. Unlike today’s physician practices, these groups usually staffed a variety of specialists, including general practitioners, surgeons and obstetricians. Patients received integrated care in one location, with group physicians from across specialties meeting regularly to review treatment options for their chronically ill or hard-to-treat patients
*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***“Wheel of Fortune” is under fire for using a photographic backdrop showing two African-Americans in slave-era clothing. The photo that was used for “Southern Charm” week sparked outrage from viewers. “Someone please tell me why @WheelofFortune has slaves in their ‘Southern Charm Week’ images?” tweeted a user named Joshua Itiola. The popular game show’s executive producer expressed contrition and vowed that the image will no longer air on reruns of the episode. ***“Shock waves” are running through Tony Bennett’s family, we’re told, after his son announced that his girlfriend is pregnant — on the day that her father was sentenced to jail for his part in the Jerry Sandusky-Penn State child-sex scandal. Danny Bennett — also the legendary crooner’s manager — is expecting with Hadley Spanier, daughter of Graham Spanier, who was recently sentenced to two months in jail and two more under house arrest for failing to report a 2001 allegation that Sandusky was molesting young boys. We’re told the “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” singer’s family is horrified that his name is now associated with one of the most infamous pedophilia scandals of recent years.