*Donald Trump Kicks In $10 Million to Campaign:
Donald J. Trump contributed another $10 million to his presidential campaign on Friday, providing a needed financial boost to his bid at a critical juncture. Mr. Trump’s donation was revealed in disclosures filed late Friday night with the Federal Election Commission. He had pledged to make the donation in an interview aired earlier in the evening with the Fox News host Bret Baier.
*LBN-NOTICED: ***Evan Rachel Wood onstage with indie rockers Local Natives at Terminal 5 in NYC. ***Pierce Brosnan at Aunt Jake’s on Mulberry Street in NYC, interviewing assistants. ***Keith Hernandez at Nello in NYC. ***Earth, Wind & Fire at Old Homestead Steakhouse in NYC. ***Noah Syndergaard taping a cameo on Kevin James’ CBS sitcom, “Kevin Can Wait,” where James got the audience chanting, “Let’s go, Mets!”. ***Martha Stewart giving a keynote speech at the Borgata Atlantic City for Dottie Hermanand Howard Lorber at the Douglas Elliman event “ReInvent”. ***Louis C.K. at the Coffee Shop in Union Square in NYC. ***Laura Ingraham at Kingsley on Avenue B in NYC. ***André Saraiva unveiling his latest project — a gigantic mural — in Lisbon, Portugal. ***Frankie Valli at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant in Midtown in NYC. ***Aaron Paulseeing Cirque du Soleil musical “Paramour”. ***Jim Belushi, in NYC filming Woody Allen’s latest, at Polo Bar in NYC with ICM Partners’ Eddy Yablans. ***Tony Romo at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House Dallas. ***Media expert and author Michael Levine arriving yesterday afternoon at LAX returning from a series of speeches on success in Dallas, Texas. ***The worlds of fashion, media and policing collided this week at the Pierre, when LA-based real estate billionaire Rick Caruso, in town for the WWD CEO Summit, hosted a small reception for Bill Bratton. Caruso, who was instrumental in getting Bratton appointed as LA’s police chief, presided over a crowd including Harvey Weinstein, financier Tom Lee, former New York City Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, Lally Weymouth, top lawyer Murray Richman and Bratton’s wife, Rikki Klieman.
*LBN-SEE IT:…Brooke Shields is rocking a radical new look at the age of 51 — going out on the streets of Manhattan without any make-up. Instead, the former child actress looked extremely grown up while walking the streets of NYC.
*LBN-R.I.P.: ***Susan Lindquist, a molecular biologist whose conceptually daring work with yeast proteins opened new avenues to understanding gene functioning and degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, died on Thursday in Boston. She was 67. The cause was cancer, her husband, Edward Buckbee, said.
*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Shields and Brooks on the election’s ‘parity of sleaze’ : https://youtu.be/Iub-gmlL_fw
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Tony Medley: LBN’s statement, “Trump went on to falsely assert again that he was against the Iraq war” has no place in a news story. An unbiased publication might have said, “Trump went on to assert again that he was against the Iraq War. This statement has been attacked by some as inaccurate but Trump has steadfastly stood by it.” Unsigned editorializing in its news is contrary to everything LBN has heretofore stood for. It’s more distasteful here than in the NYT, WAPO, and LAT because they are virulently biased. LBN, to the contrary, has a heretofore well-deserved reputation as non-partisan.
*LBN-HEALTH WATCH: ***In the tortuous mythology of the AIDS epidemic, one legend never seems to die: Patient Zero, a.k.a. Gaétan Dugas, a globe-trotting, sexually insatiable French Canadian flight attendant who supposedly picked up H.I.V. in Haiti or Africa and spread it to dozens, even hundreds, of men before his death in 1984. Mr. Dugas was once blamed for setting off the entire American AIDS epidemic, which traumatized the nation in the 1980s and has since killed more than 500,000 Americans. The New York Post even described him with the headline “The Man Who Gave Us AIDS.” But after a new genetic analysis of stored blood samples, bolstered by some intriguing historical detective work, scientists on Wednesday declared him innocent. The strain of H.I.V. responsible for almost all AIDS cases in the United States, which was carried from Zaire to Haiti around 1967, spread from there to New York City around 1971, researchers concluded in the journal Nature. From New York, it spread to San Francisco around 1976.
*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Lovelorn Caitlyn Jenner is trying to up her game with a new set of massive mammaries she’s calling her “man magnets!” She officially showed off her fine new form at a screening of the war movie “Hacksaw Ridge” in a tight dress meant to catch men’s eyes. ***No one can out-diva Mariah Carey. The ostentatious songstress takes the cake when it comes to over-the-top behavior — including frenzied spending that may have doomed her engagement to billionaire James Packer. Carey regularly drops $10,000 to get her hair and makeup perfect — even if it’s all going to last just a single day, sources said. “Mariah is the last of the divas — she’s got a very old-school approach to stardom,’’ radio host Charlamagne Tha God, aka Lenard McKelvey, who knows the singer, told The Post. ***Bill Cosby is now declaring himself “legally blind” and therefore would be unable to identify his assault accusers. “No 79-year-old blind man could possibly defend himself against a claim that he sexually assaulted someone he supposedly met once, half a century ago,” his attorneys claim in court documents filed in Pennsylvania on Thursday. “Without his eyesight, Mr. Cosby cannot even determine whether he has ever even seen some of his accusers, let alone develop defenses and gather exculpatory evidence,” the documents further state, according to CNN. ***Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have sold their home in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Documents filed with the Land Records Division of the Orleans Parish Clerk of Court’s Office show the property sold for $4.9 million.
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