CHICAGO HORROR! Grandson of U.S. Rep. Davis Killed in Chicago:
Pence Booed, Called Out at Broadway Hit ‘Hamilton’:
Donald Sterling Settles NBA Lawsuit:
Vince Neil to Perform at Trump Inauguration:
LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER: ***After more than a week of accusations that the spread of fake news on Facebook may have affected the outcome of the presidential election, Mark Zuckerberg published a detailed post Friday night describing ways the company is considering dealing with the problem. Mr. Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chairman and chief executive, broadly outlined some of the options he said the company’s News Feed team was looking into, including third-party verification services, better automated detection tools and simpler ways for users toflag suspicious content. “The problems here are complex, both technically and philosophically,” Mr. Zuckerberg wrote. “We believe in giving people a voice, which means erring on the side of letting people share what they want whenever possible.” ***A leading bank regulator on Friday reversed course and revoked Wells Fargo’s right to shield the pay of former executives after a fake-accounts scandal. The regulator, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, also said Wells Fargo must now seek advance approval before naming new bank leadership. Wells Fargo in September agreed to pay $185 million to settle charges that bank employees opened as many as two million accounts banking and credit card without customers’ knowledge.
Singer Sharon Jones Passes Away:
LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: ***Conflict really does sell. An angry letter John Lennon wrote to Paul McCartney has gone for nearly $30,000 at auction. The bitter piece of correspondence went for a staggering $29,843 when bidding concluded Thursday, according to Boston’s RR Auction, the company that put on the sale. “The letter captures the intense rivalry between Lennon and McCartney in the months, and even years, surrounding the breakup of the Beatles,” the company’s Executive VP Robert Livingston said in a statement.
LBN-NOTICED: ***J.J. Abrams and one of his kids at the Public Theater seeing “Tiny Beautiful Things” in NYC. ***Miranda Lambert eating shrimp cocktail and wedge salad at New York Yankees Steakhouse while prepping for her “Tonight Show” performance. ***“Allied” director Robert Zemeckis seeing “Dear Evan Hansen” on Broadway in NYC. ***Alan Cumming at the Accessible Art Fair at the National Arts Club in the Gramercy Park area of New York City. ***Chris Nothat TBar Steak and Lounge in NYC. ***Roger Daltrey performing at the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation gala. ***Restaurateur Jean Claude Pujol telling pals at Primola in NYC he’ll spend Christmas in Brazil with pal Pelé. ***Karlie Kloss at the Whitney Museum’s Art Party in NYC. ***It was boy’s night out for plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Perlman, former book publisher Bill Hartley and actor Justin Born who discussed the recent election last night at dinner at the popular Bareburger restaurant on Main Street in Santa Monica. ***Patrick Dempsey called off his divorce to his wife of 17 years, Jillian, recently and was seen with her in Rome this week at a romantic dinner for two. A spy said the duo was at Antica Pesa by a fireplace where “they were very intimate . . . staring lovingly into each other’s eyes.” The lovebirds arrived at 9 p.m. and left at midnight.
LBN-INVESTIGATES: Mike Pence:
· Pence’s favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz.
· Superman is Mike Pence’s favorite superhero.
· After he lost two bids for a U.S. congressional seat, Pence became a conservative radio and TV talk show host in the 1990s.
· Mike Pence’s favorite flavor of ice cream is Moose Tracks.
· Pence is a life-long Chicago Cubs’ fan.
LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: ***Veteran literary agent Spencer Baumgarten has joined ICM Partners as a partner. He comes to the agency from CAA. Although it’s still unknown which of his clients will follow, Baumgarten repped Neil Burger, John Woo, Kurt Wimmer, Zhang Yimou, Michael Polish, Shekhar Kapur, and Pierre Morel.
LBN-COMMENTARY by Bill O’Reilly: There is a long list of things that did not improve, perhaps even got worse, over the past eight years. Our tax code is more complex and stifling than ever, and small business formation has been crushed. The number of Americans demanding and receiving free stuff has never been higher. President Obama is a man of very few regrets. And those he has are microscopic. He actually said this earlier this year: ‘It is one of the few regrets of my presidency that the rancor and suspicions between the parties has gotten worse.’ Earth to President Obama: You have presided over the weakest recovery in memory. While the official unemployment rate is low, tens of millions of Americans have given up looking for work and the national debt is approaching $20-trillion. Illegal immigrants have flooded across our border and some have committed heinous crimes. In too many of our metropolises, murder rates are up and hope is down. You remember ‘hope,’ don’t you? The old sidekick of ‘change.’ Things are far, far worse for many others around the globe. The Middle East is in chaos, refugees have overrun parts of Europe, and Iran gives the USA the middle finger. Presuming that is not against Sharia law, of course. Worst of all, the bloodshed in Syria has been nauseating. But just this week, asked whether President Obama has any regrets about his inaction in Syria, his press secretary deftly, and earnestly, ducked the question. While President Obama is still personally liked by most Americans, he is fully aware of what happened to the Democratic Party and its progressive ideology under his watch.
LBN-COMMENTARY by Garrison Keillor (Author): He will never be my president because he doesn’t read books, can’t write more than a sentence or two at a time, has no strong loyalties beyond himself, is more insular than any New Yorker I ever knew, and because I don’t see anything admirable or honorable about him. This sets him apart from other politicians. The disaffected white blue-collar workers elected a Fifth Avenue tycoon to rescue them from the elitists — fine, I get that — but they could’ve chosen a better tycoon. One who served in the military or attends church or reads history, loves opera, sails a boat — something — anything — raises llamas, plays the oboe, runs a 5K race now and then, has close friends from childhood. I look at him and there’s nothing there. But politics is not everything. Life goes on. A person has to keep that in mind. The day after the election, my wife and I set out to replace some burnt-out light bulbs in some interesting fixtures chosen by an elderly interior decorator years ago. We are from Minnesota and we hesitate to impose our taste on others, even when we’re paying the bill. So we have several truly ugly and impractical light fixtures that use odd rare bulbs not sold at Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Ace Hardware, or even at boutiques with names like Let There Be Light Bulbs. Long cylindrical bulbs. Perhaps handmade by Cistercian monks on a mountaintop in Montana.
LBN-COMMENTARY by Bruce Nahin (Producer): I love the cohesive, supporting loving family Donald Trump leads..We have just enjoyed a, wonderful family man and am happy we will have another.
LBN-COMMENTARY by Lawrence Grobel (Author): In the spirit of unity, allow me to say this positive thing about Donald Trump. At least, he’s not Ted Cruz.