MIKA BRZEZINSKI BLASTED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR BLASTING SECRETARY OF STATE
NEW YORK (AP) – MSNBC says Mika Brzezinski was off the air yesterday because of a previously scheduled day off – – and not because she’s being punished for the crude way she expressed disapproval of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s position on the murder of a Washington Post journalist. The co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” jumped on Pompeo’s case the other day, saying he appeared to be carrying water for a “wanna-be dictator” – though she used a much more vulgar expression, instead. She has apologized on Twitter, saying she made a “SUPER BAD choice of words.” The comment brought a rebuke from President Donald Trump, who said if a conservative person had said what Brzezinski did, “that person would be banned permanently from television.” Brzezinski and hubby Joe Scarborough often criticize Trump and his administration’s policies on their show. And in turn, Trump has repeatedly bashed the couple on Twitter about their looks, intelligence – and TV ratings.
SONDRA LOCKE – OBIT
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke has died. Word of her death comes through a death certificate obtained by The Associated Press. The document says she died Nov. 3 at her Los Angeles home of cardiac arrest stemming from breast and bone cancer. She was 74. Authorities were promptly notified at the time – but her death was not publicized until RadarOnline first reported it yesterday. It’s unclear why it took so long for everyone to find out. Locke is best remembered for the six movies she made with Clint Eastwood, who she also dated for 13 years.
COMEDIAN BOB BRYAN DIES
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Ever heard the line “You can’t get there from here?” Most folks of more recent vintage who parrot the phrase probably don’t know it became popular because of the comedy duo Bert and I, who often poked fun at Maine Yankees. The surviving half of that comedy pair has died. Bob Bryan was 87. He and the late Marshall Dodge combined to form Bert and I, a duo known for their comedy routine, which featured a fancy tourist and a laid-back Maine resident who ends up getting the verbal upper hand on the visitor.
RYAN REYNOLDS – THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
KANSAS CITY (AP) – Ryan Reynolds made an appearance on last night’s football telecast on Fox. But much of what he talked about had little to do with the battle between the riveting battle between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Diego Chargers. In an interview with Michael Strahan (STRAY’-han), the star of “Deadpool” talked about the upcoming movie – and about his past experience with football. Reynolds hails from Canada – and says among his fondest memories were watching the B.C. Lions of the Canadian Football League. He also said he followed the Seattle Seahawks as his NFL team as he was coming up.
TONY HAWK – VIDEO GAME
SAN DIEGO (AP) -Tony Hawk is getting back in the game – literally. The skateboarding pioneer is out with a new video game called “Tony Hawk’s Skate Jam.” The title is free and was launched yesterday. It’s available for those using Apple iPhones or devices that run on Google’s Android system. Hawk would release a video game every year from 1999 to 2015 – and he says releasing a game on a mobile platform is a sign of how far gameplay on phones and tablets has come over the past few years.
CHELSEA CONDEMNS FANS FOR ANTI-SEMITIC CHANTS
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – The Chelsea soccer club loyal and often loud following. But the team is condemning its followers for being loud and wrong in the way they behaved yesterday. Several Chelsea fans were heard making an anti-Semitic chant during yesterday’s match against Vidi in the Europa League. The chanting came days after the club banned four fans from attending its matches for chants that racially abused Manchester City star Raheem Sterling during a game on Saturday. The team says “Anti-Semitism and any other kind of race-related or religious hatred is abhorrent to this club and the overwhelming majority of our fans.” And it says those who “can’t summon the brainpower to comprehend this” – will be dealt with severely.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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