If there was one person who was shocked to learn of “Batman” star Adam West’s death, it was his sidekick Robin, played byBurt Ward. The Cape Crusader passed away at age 88 on June 9 in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia. “I saw him a couple of weeks ago. We had breakfast before signing autographs all day long,” the 71-year-old actor told Fox News. “We walked to the stage, he walked so fast I could barely keep up with him. “He was in great condition. In my heart, he had no idea [what was going to happen]. He was talking about taking a trip to Europe with his wife next month. He asked me if I wanted to do some appearances in the UK because he was going to Europe … we were supposed to appear next week in Las Vegas. Plus, he was talking about adding bigger appearances.
*Murders Hit Record High in Mexico:
*LBN-MEDIA INSIDER: ***The chief foreign affairs correspondent of The Wall Street Journal was fired on Wednesday after evidence surfaced that he had become entangled in the business dealings of an Iranian-born aviation titan who was one of his key sources. The correspondent, Jay Solomon, was a highly regarded veteran of The Journal and Washington diplomatic circles, and his dismissal came as a shock to the paper’s newsroom. ***MSNBC, which has been soaring lately in both ratings and in advertising prices, is giving radio host Hugh Hewitt his own show, adding another conservative voice to a lineup that already includes Fox News poach Greta Van Susteren and former George W. Bushcommunications hand Nicole Wallace. Hewitt’s self-titled show will air on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m., starting June 24, as part of an expansion of the network’s weekend programming in July. TVNewser first reported the news, which was then announced by the company.
*LBN-SEE IT:…. Ms. Diana Krall at Café Carlyle in New York City:
*LBN-NOTICED: ***Billy Joel having lunch at Lulu Kitchen & Bar in Sag Harbor. ***Restaurant consultant Lenny Rosenberg having dinner last night at Santa Monica Seafood on Wilshire Blvd. ***Angelina Jolie lunched at Clementine in L.A. ***Matt Damon grabbed breakfast at New York Bagel Co. in Brentwood. ***Jason Statham brunched at Little Beach House Malibu. ***B.J. Novak hit the Eeeeeats Con food fair at Barker Hangar ***Sarah Paulao had dinner at the Republique in L.A. ***Jason Blum and Scott Greenberg shared a table at The Palm in Beverly Hills. Barry Diller, CAA’s Fred Spector, producer, Joe Roth, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Clarence Avant also were in separately.
*LBN-WHERE THE ELITE AND UNDERDOGS MEET:
· Racewalking has been an official Olympic sport for over 90 years. Distances vary from 1 mile to 95 miles. Racewalking usually is not the most popular sport of the Olympics.
· The United States walks the least of any industrialized nation. The average Australian takes 9, 695 steps per day (just a few short of the ideal 10,000), the average Japanese takes 7,168; the average Swiss: 9,650; and the average American just 5,117.
· Given that the world is about 25,000 miles in circumference and that the average walking rate is 3 miles per hour, it would take a person walking nonstop approximately 347 days to walk around the world.
*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: “City Talk” with Gray Davis (former Governor of California) —– https://youtu.be/YCGBkWiHx6w
|Kodak Announces Discontinuation of Kodachrome Film (2009)
Manufactured by Kodak from 1935 to 2009, Kodachrome was the first commercially successful color film and was used to capture some of the most iconic images of the late 20th century. The film was known for its stability—if stored properly, it could be developed decades after being exposed and would retain its color and density for decades. Yet, advances in digital photography and the development of competing films considerably reduced demand.
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*LBN-SPORTS INSIDER: ***The father of ex-Jets quarterback Michael Vick was among 12 people busted in a massive drug ring in North Carolina, according to an indictment that was unsealed Wednesday. Michael Boddie, 55, is accused of running a “large-scale heroin distribution operation” between January 2014 and May 2017. Boddie and 11 others allegedly started the operation to move more than 1,000 grams of heroin, the indictment said. Although seven of the 12 made appearances at U.S. District Court in Virginia, Boddie remains at large. He’s been charged with dealing heroin and money laundering.
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*LBN-COMMENTARY by M Zuhdi Jasser: American Airlines sells out 10% interest to the West’s ideological sworn #Islamist enemies in Qatar – Qatar Airways giving #MuslimBrotherhood another insurance policy! What gives? This is like having Soviet investments in American major industry during the Cold War. Who vetted this horrific deal?
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Andy Parker: Gabby Giffords’ call for sympathy and understanding was embraced by normal thinking human beings. But it was also met with a subset of angry internet trolls, attacking her on Twitter and accusing her of all manner of wrongs. Sorry, Congressman Collins. This is what you and especially your president encourages, and blaming this shooting on the Democrats is beneath contempt. This is where we are as a country. Wayne LaPierre is in ecstasy, because his pawns in Congress are going to drive more gun sales legal or otherwise. And there are millions ofTrump supporters who believe whatever nonsense he spouts is a fact.
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*LBN-OVERHEARD: **Jenny Slate — the adorably quirky actress who dated Marvel hunk Chris Evans and may have moved on to Jon Hamm — says of her latest role in the 1990s-set dramedy “Landline,” “I don’t think I’m a square. I didn’t have to be taught how to smoke a cigarette.” But, she added at a BAMcinemafest screening, where guests included Lena Dunham and Zoe Kazan, “I did have to be taught how to pretend to not know about weed.”