LBN- Special Report- Tuesday

*Donald Trump’s Terrorism Plan Mixes Cold War Concepts and Limits on Immigrants:
Donald J. Trump on Monday invoked comparisons to the Cold War era in arguing that the United States must wage an unrelenting ideological fight if it is to defeat the Islamic State. He said he would temporarily suspend immigration from “the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world” and judge allies solely on their participation in America’s mission to root out Islamic terrorism. In a speech at Youngstown State University in Ohio, a critical swing state where polls show him trailing Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump combined old vows to seize Middle Eastern oil fields with the announcement of a series of new, if still vague, proposals to change America’s battlefield tactics. “Just as we won the Cold War, in part by exposing the evils of communism and the virtues of free markets, so too must we take on the ideology of radical Islam,” he said.

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*El Chapo’s Son ‘Abducted’ at Resort:
El Chapo’s son may have been one of about six men abducted at a beach resort restaurant on Tuesday, Mexican officials said. Jalisco Attorney General Eduardo Almaguer said “it is presumed” but still unconfirmed that Ivan Archivaldo Guzmanis among the men taken by gunmen at a Puerto Vallarta restaurant. The gunmen left the women with whom they weredining behind. Authorities say the abduction was likely executed by a “criminal group” but did not name the gang to which they were referring. Evidence from the restaurant, including fingerprints, videos and vehicle information are all under analysis to determine the identities of those who were captured. But officials said several of the victims had “false identities,” making it harder to investigate. Archivaldo has reportedly assumed control of sections of his father’s since his January capture.

*Aetna to Leave Most Obamacare States:
Aetna has announced that it will leave all but four of the states where it provides coverage on Affordable Care Act exchanges. Instead of the 15 states the company served in 2016, Aetna will remain only in Virginia, Delaware, Iowa, and Nebraska next year. The company cited financial losses in its announcement. “Providing affordable, high-quality health-care options to consumers is not possible without a balanced risk pool,” Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini said. “Fifty-five percent of our individual on-exchange membership is new in 2016, and in the second quarter we saw individuals in need of high-cost care represent an even larger share of our on-exchange population.” Other insurance providers, including Humana and UnitedHealth, have also reduced their exchange participation in certain markets.

*Univision Bids for Gawker Media:
Univision has made an offer to acquire Gawker Media, challenging a $90 million “stalking horse offer” by mediacompany Ziff Davis. A banker representing Gawker, which filed for bankruptcy protection in June,  said last month that 40 potential buyers were being courted for the website and media company; however Reuters reports interest in the auction was “limited.” Bids for the company, which includes sister sites Deadspin, Jezebel, and Jalopnik, were due Monday. Gawker filed for bankruptcy after a series of lawsuits by pro wrestler Hulk Hogan led to a $140 million court judgment. The suits were funded by Peter Thiel, a billionaire investor with a grudge against the site.

*Suspect in NYC Imam’s Murder Arrested:
Police have arrested and identified a man suspected of murdering an imam and his friend after they left a New York mosque on Saturday afternoon. Oscar Morel, 35, has beencharged with two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Officials said Morel shot both 55-year-old Imam Alauddin Akonjee and 65-year-old Thara Uddin in the back of the head, killing them. Police found a revolver at Morel’s home, in addition to clothes that appear to be those worn in a surveillance video that captured the suspected gunman, officials said Monday night. A senior NYPD cop called Morel “a psycho” after seeing video of the suspect allegedly hitting a bicyclist with his SUV just minutes before the shooting.

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*LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER:   ***Chairman of NBC Entertainment, Bob Greenblatt is reported to have ripped GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in a Facebook post, calling the former NBC reality-TV star “toxic” and “demented.” Greenblatt’s division, which produced Trump’s The Apprentice before he joined the company in 2011, cut ties with the real-estate mogul last year. “The sad state of affairs thanks to a pompous businessman turned reality-TV star (whose show consistently ran LAST in its time period, by the way) who thinks speaking his mind is refreshing,” Greenblatt wrote. “It’s actually corrosive and toxic because his ‘mind’ is so demented; and his effect will unfortunately linger long after he’s been told to get off the stage.” A rep for NBC only commented to Page Six that, “Bob’s Facebook page is not public.”   ***Acclaimed author and celebrity interviewer Lawrence Grobel will be the next guest-of-honor at the “City Talk” conversation series on Monday, September 12th in the private room of the elegant Baltaire restaurant in Brentwood.


*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Twelve million men (11.2% of all men 20 years and older) and 11.5 million women (10.2% of all women 20 years and older) have diabetes in the U.S.

*LBN-NOTICED:   ***Vice President Joe Biden at 75 Main inSouthampton with wife Jill.   ***Harvey Weinstein hosting a VIP weekend screening of his upcoming Robert De Niroboxing film “Hands of Stone” at Larry Gagosian’s home in the Hamptons.   Terry Richardson and girlfriend Alex Bolotow at Fanelli Cafe in Soho in NYC.  ***Jerry Seinfeld at the Old Homestead Steakhouse in NYC.   ***Peter Dinklage taking his rescue dog, Kevin, for a stroll in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, on Sunday with wife Erica and their daughter.   ***Nicky Hilton at Kozu in Southampton.

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*LBN-R.I.P.:   ***Michel Richard, a French-born chef whose French-Californian hybrid Citrus was one of the top restaurants in Los Angeles for more than a decade, and who gave Washington a major claim to be a serious dining city after he opened Citronelle there in 1993, died on Saturday in Washington. He was 68. The cause was complications of a stroke, said Mel Davis, his longtime publicist.

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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Peter Thiel: Last month, I spoke at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland because I believe our country is on the wrong track, and we need to solve real problems instead of fighting fake culture wars. I’m glad that an arena full of Republicans stood up to applaud when I said I was proud to be gay, because gay pride shouldn’t be a partisan issue. All people deserve respect, and nobody’s sexuality should be made a public fixation. Unfortunately, lurid interest in gay life isn’t a thing of the past. Last week, The Daily Beast published an article that effectively outed gay Olympic athletes, treating their sexuality as a curiosity for the sake of internet clicks. The article endangered the lives of gay men from less tolerant countries, and a public outcry led to its swift retraction. While the article never should have been published, the editors’ prompt response shows how journalistic norms can improve, if the public demands it.

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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Elliot Mintz (Legendary Media Consultant): Most of the time, individuals make declarative statements and wait for the next opportunity to continue. I try to associate with those who believe in an exchange, a dialogue. They are still out there and worthy of pursuit.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Amber Jamal: (Marketing Manager):I’m sure we all despise talking to that one person who, uponconversing, ignores you while they wait impatiently for the moment where they can insert their two-cents. In a world where our attention spans seem to be getting shorter and shorter, it is understandable that having an effective conversation may be becoming more and more difficult. I believe that an effective communicator listens to the speaker while preparing for their own response based on what the speaker has to say, offering relevant statements and insight while respecting what had just been said. Unfortunately, this is a double-tasking skill which not everyone possesses to the same degree.

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*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Ashley Judd will be hitting the books this fall. The 48-year-old actress announced via Facebook Live Monday that she’s enrolled at UC Berkeley’s public policy doctoral program. “I have decided to take the next step in my academic journey,” Judd said in the video. “Sometimes I’m really excited, sometimes I’m like, ‘What have I gotten myself into?!’ I’m very esteemed and honored that they accepted me.”   ***Justin Bieber is done with Instagram. The “Love Yourself” singer deleted his account after sparring with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. After Bieber, 23, shared photos with new gal pal Sofia Richie, 17, he threatened to quit the photo-sharing service after receiving negative feedback on the images from his fans.   ***Billy Bob Thornton is denying accusations made by hothead actor Johnny Depp that he fooled around with one-time co-star Amber Heard. Thornton said Depp’s allegations are “completely false” and that he didn’t even socialize off set — other than at a cast dinner — with Depp’s now-estranged wife while they worked together in 2013 on “London Fields,”TMZ reported on Tuesday. But the “Edward Scissorhands” actor apparently believed otherwise. He accidentally sliced off the tip of his middle finger during a jealous rage, sources said and then used blood from the decimated digit to write Thornton’s and Heard’s names on a mirror in an Australian villa. Amber Heard is withdrawing allegations that Johnny Depp physically abused her and has settled her divorce case with the Oscar-nominated actor. A source familiar with the case not authorized to speak publicly says Heard’s lawyers are filing a dismissal of her temporary restraining order against Depp on Tuesday.

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