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'A good run'

HOLLYWOOD – God bless America, and how's everybody?

President Trump gave a speech to a packed arena in New Mexico on Monday in the first leg of a two-day campaign swing that would end with a couple of fundraisers in Southern California. He arrived in Beverly Hills on Tuesday. And everybody thought Trump would never enter a war zone.

President Trump met with reporters at the White House Monday and disclosed his decision to delay his response to Iran’s drone attack on Saudi oil refinery. It’s all about timing. If everything breaks right, he could declare war on Iran’s army the same day he signs a bill to curb mass shootings.

The Emmy Awards will be telecast live from The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on CBS Sunday night. Television viewers will get to hear all the acceptance speeches from the winners of Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Producer. The Republican response will be Monday.

President Trump landed in L.A. where his motorcade tied up traffic en route to his fundraiser in Beverly Hills Tuesday. Democrats vowed to get even with attendees. A lot of stars were afraid to attend for fear of being blackballed, which only made the Kardashians want to come that much more.

President Trump is scheduled to address the General Assembly United Nations next Tuesday where he is expected to lay out the case that Iran was behind Saturday’s drone attack. Can you believe the very nerve of Iran attacking Saudi oil fields? For crying out loud, that’s British property.

Stockholm newspapers report the low birth rate in Scandinavia is becoming a serious concern among political leaders in the region. A survey in Sweden reported that two out of every five Swedes were conceived on an IKEA bed. Which is amazing when you consider how well-lit all their stores are.

The World Chess Cup got underway in Russia this week with Grand Masters from all over the world competing for the championship. I had lunch with Bobby Fischer back in the'70s and it took him eight minutes to pass the salt. He was having lunch with 19 people at the same time.

The Boston Globe reported Sunday that the Greater Boston School District will be giving each and every kindergarten student in Boston a $50 savings account this fall to help them get started off on the right foot. The kids are outraged by the news. They pointed out that a gram is $80.

The National Weather Service reported that Tropical Storm Humberto was turned away in the Atlantic Ocean by a high pressure system on the East Coast. The hurricane-strength storm never made it into the United States. There’s still no word yet on where Humberto’s children are being kept.

The Miami Herald said the Florida-based porn studio Bang Brothers has put in a $10 million bid for the naming rights to the Miami Heat’s arena. Picture the possibilities. Imagine all the fun the fans will have at the games during the time-outs when they turn on the oral sex cam.

NBC’s Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels decided to fire new cast member Shane Gillis after it was discovered he had posted racist slurs about Asians while trying out material on social media. He was fired a week before his first on-air appearance. Joe Biden calls it a good run.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that ICE agents raided an Oakland Raiders game last weekend and seized 11,000 illegal jerseys. Presumably they’ll be deported to China. Outrage was avoided when ICE made sure the jerseys weren’t separated from the children’s jerseys.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that Disney plans to release its next Star Wars movie during Christmas week which will be titled Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The plot is surprisingly contemporary. In this installment the young Jedi knights face their deadliest villain ever, Darth Vaper.

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