BRAD PARSCALE. Former Trump campaign manager who was demoted resigns after weekend arrest: “Brad Parscale, a senior adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign who was involuntarily detained by police this weekend, said he is stepping away from the reelection effort and seeking help for what he called ‘overwhelming stress’ on him and his family.” Trumpworld worried Parscale will “start talking”….“the Trump family is worried that Parscale could turn on them and cooperate with law enforcement about possible campaign finance violations.”
SENTENCING. Clare Bronfman, the Seagram’s heir, gets seven years in Nxivm case: “An heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune has been sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for fraud and forced labor as a leading member of Nxivm, a cult-like self-help group accused of holding women captive and coercing them into having sex with the group’s leader. Clare Bronfman, 41, was a member of Nxivm — pronounced Nehk-see-um — for 15 years, eventually joining its executive board and bankrolling numerous lawsuits against critics of the secretive organization led by Keith Raniere.”
LINCOLN PROJECT AD OF THE DAY. Focus Group.
CAN’T SLEEP. Nancy Pelosi says she can’t sleep because of Trump: “As speaker, over time, people have said to me, ‘What keeps you up at night?’ The night of the debate, you saw what keeps me up at night. To see a president of the United States in a debate with a potential president of the United States, refuse to condemn white supremacists, refuse to commit to a peaceful transfer of government. To ignore the climate crisis as our country is burning and our coasts are hit by fierce storms, to be there to crush the Affordable Care Act instead of crushing the virus. We saw authenticity on both sides of the stage. The president authentically a bully, Joe Biden authentically a decent person who cares about America’s working families.”
CLASSIC PROJECTION. Mary Trump explains why the president got mad when Joe Biden said his coronavirus plan wasn’t “smart” but didn’t when he was called a racist. “Well, he knows [smart] doesn’t apply to him, and he’s very insecure about it. That was just classic projection because, you know, it also didn’t make any sense. Joe Biden was talking about a tactic that wasn’t the right way to approach something. He wasn’t talking about anybody’s IQ. So, I think it was just another example of Donald’s insecurity coming to the surface.”
DULUTH, MN. Photojournalist assaulted by Trump supporter. “WCCO photojournalist Dymanh Chhoun was on assignment Wednesday night to get reaction before President Donald Trump’s rally. While he was gathering video, he was attacked by a Trump supporter who was confronting a group of Joe Biden supporters.”
INSIDE JOB. Multi-millionaire YouTube beauty guru Jeffree Star says he was robbed by his ex-boyfriend. “Since you can’t answer the phone right now, can you give me all the stuff back that you stole from my house??”
SADNESS. Chrissy Teigen miscarries.
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We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before. We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough. . . We never decide on our babies’ names until the last possible moment after they’re born, just before we leave the hospital. But we, for some reason, had started to call this little guy in my belly Jack. So he will always be Jack to us. Jack worked so hard to be a part of our little family, and he will be, forever. . . To our Jack – I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t give you the home you needed to survive. We will always love you. . . Thank you to everyone who has been sending us positive energy, thoughts and prayers. We feel all of your love and truly appreciate you. . . We are so grateful for the life we have, for our wonderful babies Luna and Miles, for all the amazing things we’ve been able to experience. But everyday can’t be full of sunshine. On this darkest of days, we will grieve, we will cry our eyes out. But we will hug and love each other harder and get through it.
FIRST LOOK OF THE DAY. Chadwick Boseman’s final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. “Director George C. Wolfe’s adaptation of August Wilson’s stage play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom stars Viola Davis in the title role, with Boseman as a band member. The film centers as a recording session in Chicago by the ‘Mother of the Blues’ as the vehicle for larger discussions on race and soceity. The film is scheduled to bow on Netflix on Dec. 18.”
DENIAL OF THE DAY. Andy Cohen says Caitlyn Jenner and Sophia Hutchins are not in talks to join Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
NEW TUNE OF THE DAY. “Salt Licorice” Jónsi ft. Robyn.
‘WERKOUT’ VIDEO OF THE DAY. Fab The Duo “Party For Two”.
THIRSTY THURSDAY. Kang and Teak.