LBN – Special Report – Monday, June 5th, 2017

*Trump Slams ‘Politically Correct’ DOJ for ‘Watered Down’ Travel Ban

President Trump on Monday slammed his own administration’s travel ban as “watered down” and “politically correct.” He tweeted, “The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.” Then, “The Justice Dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court — & seek much tougher version!” The weekend attack in London—in which seven people were killed and 48 others wounded—seemed to be behind Trump’s renewed passion for the ban, which would halt travel from six predominantly Muslim countries. The initial version of the ban included seven countries; Iraq was later omitted from the proposal. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals was the latest to uphold a nationwide injunction against the ban last month, saying the executive order “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination.” Trump capped the tweetstorm by also finally settling the debate over what to call the executive order, after he and his team for months refused to call it a “travel ban.” He posted, “People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!”

*Former Facebook Near-Billionaire Palmer Luckey Creating Immigrant ‘Monitor’

Palmer Luckey, the founder of the Facebook-owned Oculus who The Daily Beast revealed funded pro-Trump memes in October, is now developing a technology to create a “virtual border wall” that will use “technology found in self-driving cars” to spot border-crossers, The New York Times reported. Luckey departed Oculus in March, seven months after The Daily Beast discovered his $10,000 donation to NimbleAmerica, an organization created alongside moderators of the alt-right subreddit r/the_donald. Luckey began working on his border wall project “soon after” he was widely condemned for his donation. The project is also being funded by Facebook board member Peter Thiel. According to sources who spoke to the Times, the company will use “sensors and cameras to monitor borders for illegal crossings” or other perimeter activities, like at “military bases and stadium events.” Luckey and right-wing agitator Charles C. Johnson had met with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in April, as first reported by Gizmodo.

*Tracy Morgan Refuses to Testify Under Oath in Walmart Insurance Dispute
Although known for his profanity-laced jokes, Tracy Morgan is passing up one opportunity for “swearing.” The “30 Rock” star is refusing to testify under oath in an insurance dispute against Walmart’s multimillion-dollar payout to the comedian over the 2014 truck accident that left him clinging to life and killed his comedian pal Jimmy Mack. “Deposing Tracy Morgan will lead to nothing. We are opposing it,” his attorney, Benedict Morellisaid. Walmart’s insurer, Ohio Casualty, is demanding Morgan, 48, sit for a seven-hour deposition to prove its claims that he exaggerated his injuries to get the payout, reported to be about $90 million. “The people I represented were all in comas for more than a week. They were devastatingly injured,” said Morelli, referring to Morgan and fellow comic Ardie Fuqua.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES:   ***Horses have five highly developed senses: taste, touch, hearing, smell, and sight. They also have an enigmatic sixth sense, heightened perception, which is very rare in humans

*Emma Watson’s Beauty Guru Swears by Boob Oil: 
Gwyneth might have given us vagina steaming, but Emma Watson knows her stuff. Remember, her love of fur oil? If there’s anyone who can convince us our bush needs some beautifying, it’s our unofficial green beauty queens of Hollywood. Downstairs beauty is big business, but now it’s time to move on up. Imelda Burke, the UK-based guru behind Watson’s holistic beauty routine, has named her top picks when it comes to getting that glow on your chest. Enter: Boobs’ Essential Oil, $50. So what exactly is boob oil? “A cross between body oil and a health tracker, the Boobs’ Essential Oil encourages you to massage your breasts daily, which makes you familiar with them so that you can mentally track any changes,” Burke told Racked.


*LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER:   ***Tonight’s “City Talk” monthly event featuring former California Governor Gray Davis as the guest-of-honor in a private room at elegant Baltaire restaurant in Brentwood tonight has been sold-out for well over a week according to “City Talk” organizers.

*LBN-SEE IT:…In her book “Beasts of Burden,” Sunaura Taylor discusses the intersectionality of disability and animality.

*LBN-NOTICED:   ***Jamie Foxx, Hailee Steinfeld, Ashley Benson and Jeremy Piven at Chateau Marmont for the launch of eyewear line Privé Revaux.   ***Film producer Mike Flinthaving dinner last night at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills at the Israel Bond Gala dinner.   ***Sony TV’s Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht held court at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills. On  a different day, producer Tucker Tooley was in and Fox Network’s Peter Rice stopped by. Florence Sloan sat with Nicole AvantLyn Lear and Anjelica Huston.   ***Marg Helgenberger was at Freds Beverly Hills.   ****Jay Z popped by Jon & Vinny’s for dinner in L.A.   ****Mike Medavoy lunched at La Scala Beverly Hills.   ***Alexander Skarsgard was at Lunchini Pizzeria in L.A.   ***Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Abigail Breslin and Colt Prattes had a Dirty Dancing reboot reunion at TAO L.A .   ***Bryan Lourd dined with Brian Grazer at the Palm in Beverly Hills.

*LBN-BOOK NEWS:   ***The Los Angeles Times’ series of editorials blasting Donald Trump as dishonest and incompetent will be published as a quickie book by the Bay Area’s Heyday Books. Former LAT books editor Steve Wasserman runs Heyday. “Our Dishonest President,” out July 4, will update the paper’s April editorials and run with forewords by editor-publisher Davan Maharaj and editor of the editorial pages Nick Goldberg.   ***Thanks in large part to his successful foray into authorship, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made more than $1 million in 2016. That’s according to his latest U.S. Senate financial disclosure, which he filed Sunday after receiving a 20-day extension. The most notable source of income: book royalties. Sanders received a $795,000 advance for his best-selling book, “Our Revolution.” He got another $63,750 for his forthcoming “Bernie Sanders’ Guide to Political Revolution,” a book aimed at young readers co-authored with Kate Waters. And he took in $6,735 in royalties for his 1997 memoir “Outsider in the House.”

*LBN-VIDEO LINK: Dearborn, Michigan is now almost 50% muslim. They have become the Muslim capital of USA. ——-


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*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Winner “Best of Los Angeles Award” —– Jeffrey Chiropractic. Dr. Robert Jeffrey, D.C. —–


*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Katie Holmes is hitting the books. The actress and mother of one has enrolled in Harvard’s Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports program, according to a recent Instagram post. Holmes, 38, is attending classes under her company’s name, Noelle Productions Inc., which is taken from her middle name.   ***Angelina Jolie buysCecil B. DeMille’s Los Feliz mansion.

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