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LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: ***The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a shooting outside Paramount Studios in Hollywood. Two people were shot by a suspect who fled the scene by car before police arrived in an incident that “appears to be gang related,” Officer Mike Lopez of the LAPD said. The shooting occurred at 8:10 p.m. Monday night near Van Ness Ave. and Lemon Grove Ave. around the block from the iconic Paramount Studios gates on Melrose Ave. Both victims — one a teenager shot in the arm and the other an adult male shot in the stomach — have been hospitalized and are currently in stable condition. The investigation is still ongoing, according to police. No further details were disclosed. ***Former Paradigm communications boss Brad Turell has joined ICM Partners as SVP Corporate Communications. It will bring him back in the agency fold and fill the spot to be vacated by ICM Partners Head of Communication Michelle Suess, who has overseen corporate communications for the agency for the past 11 years and said last week she is exiting. She will work closely with Turell through the transition.
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*LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: I’m not in the habit of recommending left-wing French intellectuals, but I’m beginning to think that Pierre Bourdieu is helpful reading in the age ofTrump. He was born in 1930, the son of a small-town postal worker. By the time he died in 2002, he had become perhaps the world’s most influential sociologist within the academy, and largely unknown outside of it. His great subject was the struggle for power in society, especially cultural and social power. We all possess, he argued, certain forms of social capital. A person might have academic capital (the right degrees from the right schools), linguistic capital (a facility with words), cultural capital (knowledge of cuisine or music or some such) or symbolic capital (awards or markers of prestige). These are all forms of wealth you bring to the social marketplace. In addition, and more important, we all possess and live within what Bourdieu called a habitus. A habitus is a body of conscious and tacit knowledge of how to travel through the world, which gives rise to mannerisms, tastes, opinions and conversational style. A habitus is an intuitive feel for the social game. It’s the sort of thing you get inculcated with unconsciously, by growing up in a certain sort of family or by sharing a sensibility with a certain group of friends. For example, in his surveys of French taste, Bourdieu found that manual laborers liked Strauss’s “The Blue Danube” but didn’t like Bach’s “The Well-Tempered Clavier.” People who lived in academic communities, on the other hand, liked the latter but not the former.
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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Frank Dowd: As a society, we have done millennials a disservice. An entire generation of young people in America came of age during a decade of sluggish economic growth, and as a result, many are skeptical of free enterprise and capitalism. A stunning 2016 Harvard University survey of young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 found that 51 percent of respondents do not support capitalism. Millennial support for avowed socialist Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary was proof that young people today aren’t enamored with capitalism. During the Obamayears, the 18-29 age group heard countless presidential speeches railing against the evils of “crony” capitalism. President Obama told impressionable young voters if only the rich paid more taxes, everyone would be better off. But Obama’s tax and spend policies produced a predictably stagnant economy that stifled economic opportunity for young people. The Obama agenda also attacked the notion of personal responsibility, killed on the altar of universal “rights” and the politics of victimhood. The Left preached that everyone has a “right” to free child care, free health care, a free college education and a roof over their head. And that the State will provide no matter what, so there’s no need to save, no need to work hard or pay your mortgage or student loans. This is also the first generation raised by “helicopter parents,” who did their part, however well-intentioned, to undermine personal responsibility. Too many of today’s parents do everything for their children and shield them from learning life’s hard lessons.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Peter Bart: Hollywood is like a narcotic, as Ray Stark, the fabled producer, liked to put it — one that captures women power players as well as men. Amy Pascal, whose Sony executive career was abruptly terminated by the hacking scandals, this week has been aggressively unveiling an array of producing deals, reflecting her acknowledgement of Stark’s doctrine. “She’s a survivor — and more ambitious than ever, Tom Rothman told the New York Times. Sherry Lansing, by contrast, firmly shut the door on movies when she quit Paramount in 2004 to move on to a formidable career in education and health. “I never defined myself by my job,” Lansing observed the other day. “When I decided it was time for my next chapter, I worked hard to prepare myself. It was like prepping for college — I started to take home books, not scripts, studying up on possible future areas of interest.”
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Miley Cyrus: No one’s ever died from weed, but no one’s ever smoked as much as I did.
*LBN-HISTORICAL COMMENTARY by John Cage: I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.
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*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Bella Thorne‘s spring fling with Scott Disick was anything but. During an appearance on SiriusXM’s “Jenny McCarthy Show” Monday, the “Famously in Love” starlet addressed the nature of her relationship with the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” lothario. “I was never with him sexually,” Thorne, 19, told McCarthy, adding she never felt pressure from Disick’s extended family. ***After splitting with her long-term partner Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts has sparked rumors that she is romancing actor Billy Crudup, her co-star on the Netflix drama “Gypsy.” Watts and Crudup, who have been filming the new psychosexual drama since late last year, were spotted holding hands in Tribeca in NYC over the weekend. They play husband and wife on the show. One witness said that he was eating at a cafe at lunchtime when “Naomi Watts and Billy Crudup walked in holding hands. We didn’t know they were a couple. Pretty cool seeing two big stars so into each other.” The witness said that a casually dressed Watts and Crudup, who wore a black hat, ate lunch together and “looked happy and were laughing a lot, then left again holding hands.”