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Nearly a million illegal alien drivers could be licensed in California by the end of the year. Through June 2017, the Department of Motor Vehicles has issued approximately 905,000 driver’s licenses under Assembly Bill 60, the law requiring applicants to prove only their identity and California residency, rather than their legal presence in the state. Passed in 2013, after more than 15 years of lobbying by advocates, AB 60 was intended to bolster public safety and reduce penalties for undocumented immigrants who drive. When it finally took effect at the beginning of 2015, making California the 10th state to offer driver’s licenses to immigrants living in the country illegally, the response was so immense that it doubled initial expectations.
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*LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: ***“Wonder Woman 2” is set to storm theaters on Dec. 13, 2019. Warner Bros. announced the date late Tuesday. ***Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” looks to have been set to close out the 55th New York Film Festival, running September 28 through October 15. The film, starring Kate Winslet, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake and James Belushi, will go into limited release December 1, with Amazon Studios distributing. Amazon also has Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” and Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck” in choice spots at the Gotham fest.
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*LBN-MUSIC INSIDER: ***Alice Cooper discovered an Andy Warhol silkscreen print that could be worth millions of dollars “rolled up in a tube” in a storage locker, The Guardian reports. The “Little Electric Chair” print was part of Warhol’s Death and Disaster series and, coincidentally, had been laying around a facility for over 40 years alongside Cooper’s Seventies-era electric chair stage prop. ***Becoming Erika Jayne takes more than one turn in the makeup chair. Speaking with The Cut, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Girardi revealed the rigorous process behind her pop star persona’s look. “Listen, this is a lifestyle. I don’t recommend it to anyone, it’s just what I do and it’s a lot,” the 46-year-old stunner explained. “It’s a lot of upkeep. It’s a lot of time. It’s a lot of money.” Though Girardi’s platinum blonde locks bring the heat, perfecting her extensions can be an all-day ordeal.
*LBN-NOTICED: ***Rod Stewart at Michael’s in NYC. ***Kareem Abdul-Jabbar eating a lobster at Bostwick’s Chowder House in East Hampton.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman: Roughly a decade ago two new “platform” companies burst out of California. The one that dominated the headlines was called Uber, which created a platform where with one touch of your phone you could summon a cab, direct the driver, pay the driver and rate the driver. It grew like a weed — as all kinds of people became taxi drivers in their spare time. But Uber made clear that its ultimate goal was self-driving cars. The other was called Airbnb. It created a trust platform so efficient that people all over the world were ready to use it to rent out their spare bedrooms to total strangers. Airbnb is growing so fast that it’s now adding the equivalent of one entire Hilton hotel chain’s worth of rooms for rent each year. But while Uber aspires to self-driving cars, Airbnb has a different goal: enabling what I call self-driving people. And that’s why I won’t be surprised if in five years Airbnb is not only still the world’s biggest home rental service, but also one of the world’s biggest jobs platforms. You read that right. Very quietly, Airbnb has been expanding its trust platform beyond enabling people to rent their spare rooms to allowing them to translate their passions into professions, and thereby empower more self-driving people.
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*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Kelsey Grammer can add brewery owner to his résumé. The “Cheers” alum, 62, is opening a new brewery named after his daughter, Faith Grammer. It’ll be called Faith American Ale, and it’s located in upstate New York on a property Grammer purchased more than two decades ago. ***Robert Pattinson had some interesting extracurricular activities as a child. On Tuesday’s episode of the “Howard Stern Show,” the former “Twilight” hunk confessed to swiping countless porn magazines during his youth. “I never actually said this before,” Pattinson, 31, shared. “I was, like, stealing porno magazines and selling them at school.” He also earned a big profit from his thieving ways. “I would sell it for like 20 pounds … like 30 bucks,” he quipped. ***Bald is beautiful. Kate Hudson followed in Cara Delevingne‘sfootsteps and shaved her head for an upcoming role in Sia’ssecret musical project. Earlier this month Hudson shared a photo on Instagram of herself with Sia’s dance muse Maddie Ziegler rehearsing for the unknown project. “Dance rehearsal with this bundle of excellence!” Hudson wrote.