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‘RHONY’ cast spotted back at work in Greenport, NY

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The “Real Housewives of New York City” are back to work after they were forced to take a break from filming after someone on set tested positive for COVID.

We’re told filming was severely cut back after the scary result two weeks ago — but spies tell Page Six that Ramona Singer, Leah McSweeney, Sonja Morgan and new cast member Eboni K. Williams were all filming together Thursday at American Beech in Greenport, NY. We’re told the group was cordial and kidding around.

A different spy told us they were also shooting at nearby Croteaux Vineyards, where Singer and McSweeney were loudly fighting over — appropriately enough — McSweeney’s recent tweets in which she criticized Singer for being careless about COVID. (McSweeney had tweeted in June — fairly obviously about Singer, “I am so disgusted by some of my castmates and their families who spent the entire f - - king quarantine in Florida, living it up, showing everyone how they’re living it up.”)

We’re told the group were supposed to be filming out East in early October, but it got pushed back and has only just got underway. We’re told the delay has created problems because producers had been hoping to make it appear as if the Hamptons scenes happened during the summer, which is trickier now that they’re shooting well into October.



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Pasta flies in battle to control Il Mulino chain after bankruptcy

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The glamorous Il Mulino Italian restaurant empire might soon be fegato tritato — or chopped liver, as New Yorkers say.

Il Mulino founder Jerry Katzoff sued his lenders on Friday accusing them of a plot to squeeze him out of the business — the latest legal salvo between the restaurateur and his chain’s chief lender, Benefit Street Partners, which have been duking it out since last spring over a defaulted $35 million loan.

That battle, as The Post has reported, led Katzoff to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy for seven of 16 Il Mulino
locations in late July. The bankruptcy proceeding does not affect Il Mulino’s Big Apple eateries — only its high-profile locations in Las Vegas, Miami and the Hamptons, a favorite of celebs like Jimmy Fallon and Bethenny Frankel.

But the increasingly tense battle for control now clouds the future of the entire restaurant chain, including the West Third Street original where former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton bonded over bruschetta.

Katzoff sued BSP in Manhattan state court for its efforts to enforce a $10 million personal loan guarantee he signed, saying the loan was “fraudulently induced,” according to court papers.

Katzoff is seeking $50 million from BSP for alleged fraud and “tortious interference” in his business relationship with his longtime managing partner Brian Galligan. He claims BSP barred Galligan from his longtime role of managing Il Mulino day-to-day in a twisted effort to lower its value.

The suit also claims that the lenders:

  •  Installed BSP executive King Jang as Il Mulino’s “director of corporate finance,” a role that saw Jang filling “his gluttonous appetite with free meals and expensive wines at Il Mulino restaurants for himself and others totaling thousands of dollars that he shamelessly directed Katzoff to ‘comp.’ ”
  • Tricked Katzoff into believing that BSP would extend the $35 million loan due to the pandemic-driven lockdown before aggressively calling for payments.

Katzoff couldn’t be reached. The lawyer for BSP, Michael Goldstein of Goodwin Proctor, didn’t respond to a request for comment.



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“Kyler Murray Can be Better Than Russell Wilson” – Skip Bayless Makes Bold Claim

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Kliff Kingsbury’s Arizona Cardinals are second in the NFC West Division table behind rivals Seattle Seahawks. Pete Carroll and Co. top the division at this point in the season. Both these teams will face off on Sunday in a blockbuster encounter. The two players who will share the limelight yet again are quarterbacks, Kyler Murray and Russell Wilson.

Both players have enjoyed a strong start to the 2020 season. Of course, Wilson just seems ‘untouchable’ at the moment leading the Seahawks to a five-game winning streak. They remain unbeaten heading into Week Seven.

However, a certain American talk show host feels that’s about to change soon.

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Popular sportscaster makes bold Kyler Murray claim ahead of Week Seven

On the latest segment of Skip and Shannon: Undisputed, host Skip Bayless went on a Kyler Murray-appreciation rant. The outspoken sportscaster gave his reasoning behind why he thinks Murray can be a greater talent than Russell Wilson in the long term.

“What’s not to like about his arch, it’s already starting, right. I would say he has a chance to be better than Russell, he’s got to stay healthy, obviously, but he does have something in his head, like a defensive mechanism, that even Michael (Vick) didn’t have when he ran. … He gets down fast, he will take no chances anywhere. He protects himself at all costs,” Bayless said on the show via AZ Central.

However, co-host Shannon Sharpe disagrees with Bayless

As usual, former Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens star Shannon Sharpe strongly disagreed on Skip’s claim later on during the show.

He said, “To say that Kyler is eventually going to be better than Russ, that means Kyler is possibly going to win 2 or 3 MVPs, because I believe Russ is going to finally win the MVP this year. I think the biggest differences I can see right now, and Kyler can get better at this, is accuracy. Russell is spot on right now.”

Sep 20, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) throws a touchdown pass against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

“He doesn’t take the hits either Skip, he gets down quick … You force me right now, Skip, I am going to say no, he is not going to be as good as Russ because I believe Russ is only now getting better. Right now Russ is on a Hall of Fame arch, the next three years will be very important for him. Right now I am going to say no,” Sharpe added.

But here’s what Russell Wilson feels about the Cardinals quarterback

On paper, Wilson is ahead of Murray in passing yards and TDs. However, the young Cardinals quarterback is one of the top three rushing quarterbacks in the league alongside Lamar Jackson and Cam Newton. Murray has rushed for 370+ rushing yards with six rushing TDs to his name.

Here’s what former Super Bowl winner Russell Wilson said of his opponent ahead of Sunday’s outing at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray completes a rushing touchdown against the Washington Football Team on Sunday.
Sep 20, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) runs the ball for a touchdown against the Washington Football Team in the second half at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

“He’s a phenomenal football player. He can really throw it, He can spin it, he can run around, he is as quick as a cat. He’s just moving around like crazy. I got to know him in the draft process, got a lot of respect for him & his competitiveness,” Wilson told ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss.

The Cardinals are on a 4-2 record heading into Week Seven. They put in a dominating display last weekend as they defeated Dak Prescott-less Dallas Cowboys by a 38-10 margin. However, Kyler played well below average and had to rely on DeAndre Hopkins to bail him out.

Can they repeat the same performance this weekend against the Seahawks and cause a major upset? Murray might just want to impress after last weekend’s forgettable display.

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Derek Jeter, Marlins hire Yankees coaches Tommy Phelps, Phil Plantier

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When Gary Denbo left the Yankees to join Derek Jeter and the Marlins as the director of player development and scouting, it was easy to expect Denbo eventually would bring people who worked with him in the Yankees’ organization to Miami.

That list increased with the recent hirings of Tommy Phelps and Phil Plantier, who would have been the pitching coach and hitting coach, respectively, at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre had the minor league seasons not been canceled this year due to COVID-19.

Phelps, who spent the past 13 years coaching in the Yankees’ minor leagues and was furloughed in early September, will be an assistant pitching coordinator. Scott Aldred, another longtime Yankees minor league pitching coach, is the Marlins’ pitching coordinator. Aldred was hired by Denbo following the 2019 season.

Plantier, who Gio Urshela credited, along with big league hitting coach Marcus Thames, for his transformation from an easy out to a productive major league hitter, would have been in his third year at SWB.

“I am going to learn another side of the business,’’ Phelps said from his Tampa-area home on Friday. “It’s a promotion, more responsibility and a little different challenge. I am excited for the opportunity.’’

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Phelps, who pitched for the Marlins and Brewers, lasted a little more than a year after Sam Briend was hired as the Yankees’ pitching director in late June of 2019.

“I don’t know, maybe they didn’t feel what [I] did was good enough,’’ Phelps said of the new regime, which let go Greg Pavlick, a longtime member of the Yankees’ minor league pitching program operation. His last assignment was overseeing the rehab program for pitchers.

“He was good for me, a mentor to all of us young guys,’’ Phelps said of Pavlick, who was the Mets’ pitching coach from 1994-96 and was the bullpen coach in 1986 when the Mets won the World Series.

In addition to Denbo, Aldred and Plantier, the Marlins also employ former Yankees minor league coaches Eric Duncan, James Rowson, Jody Reed, Patrick Osborn and Edwar Gonzalez. Dan Greenlee, who worked under Denbo with the Yankees, is Denbo’s assistant with the Marlins.

Duncan and Rowson were on Don Mattingly’s big league staff this past season. Duncan was the hitting coach and Rowson was the bench coach.

Phelps rejoins the organization with which he broke into the big leagues in 2003 as a pitcher. At the time, the team was known as the Florida Marlins. That year, Phelps appeared in 27 games (seven starts) and went 3-2 with a 4.00 ERA and earned a World Series championship ring for helping the Marlins topple the Yankees.

Phelps pitched two years for the Marlins and one for the Brewers. He finished a professional career pitching for the Yankees’ Triple-A club in Columbus in 2006.

Plantier, a left-handed hitting outfielder, played eight seasons in the big leagues for the Red Sox, Padres (three tours), Astros, Athletics and Cardinals. His best season was 1993, when he hit 34 homers and drove in 100 runs in 138 games. He was the Padres’ major league hitting coach from 2012-14.



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Stephen Miller wants more countries to field asylum claims

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SAN DIEGO — One of President Donald Trump’s top priorities on immigration if he wins a second term would be to use agreements with Central American governments as models to get countries around the world to field asylum claims from people seeking refuge in the United States, a top adviser said Friday.

Stephen Miller, a key architect of Trump’s immigration policies, said the agreements would help stop “asylum fraud, asylum shopping and asylum abuse on a global scale.”

Miller, in an interview with The Associated Press, also forecast a broader offensive against so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities, saying the administration would use its “full power, resources and authority.” He vowed more efforts toward legal immigration “based on merit.”

The “Asylum Cooperative Agreements” that the administration struck in 2019 have allowed for asylum seekers from El Salvador and Honduras to be flown to Guatemala for an opportunity to seek asylum, denying them a chance to apply in the U.S.

From November to March, when the coronavirus pandemic halted flights to Guatemala, only 20 of 939 Hondurans and El Salvadorans flown there sought asylum. Nearly all went home in what became known as “deportation with a layover.”

Like many of Trump’s policies that have dramatically transformed the U.S. immigration system, the bilateral agreements are being challenged in court. Critics note asylum-seekers are sent to countries with high levels of violence and poverty and little infrastructure to handle asylum claims.

The coronavirus struck before flights began to Honduras and El Salvador, putting those launches on hold.

Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden have given scant attention to immigration in their 2020 campaigns, despite a spirited exchange during Thursday’s debate that was prompted by news that court-appointed lawyers have been unable to find parents of 545 children who were separated from their families early in the Trump administration.

Trump has yet to outline second-term immigration priorities in detail, though he has openly toyed with trying to repeal a constitutional right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States.

Biden has pledged to undo many, but not all, of Trump’s policies. With the pandemic and other issues, it is unclear how much appetite Biden would have to tackle all that Trump has done.

Biden campaign spokesman Mike Gwin, reacting to Miller’s comments, highlighted how far apart the candidates are on immigration.

“We are going to win this election so that people like Stephen Miller don’t get the chance to write more xenophobic policies that dishonor our American values,” Gwin said. “Unlike Trump, Vice President Biden knows that immigrants make America stronger and helped build this country, and as president he’ll ensure that they continue to play the vital role they’ve held for our entire history: enriching our communities, bolstering our economy, and serving our nation in uniform.”

Biden will introduce legislation within his first 100 days to provide a path to citizenship for people in the country illegally, bring back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to shield young people from deportation and “restore America’s historic commitment” to refuges and asylum-seekers, Gwin said.

Biden, on his campaign website, is silent about the asylum agreements that the Trump administration struck with Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador last year but says he will end “detrimental” policies, including a cornerstone Trump effort to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court.

Administration officials have discussed adding countries from Africa and Asia to create a global web of accords resembling those with Central American governments. Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were under heavy U.S. pressure to acquiesce last year, with Trump threatening at times to cut off international aid.

Such agreements could potentially be proposed to countries that send large numbers of asylum-seekers to the United States, such as Cameroon or China.

Trump, who made immigration a signature issue in his 2016 campaign, has introduced a flurry of regulations in recent months that are expected to be finalized soon after incorporating public feedback. They are largely about restricting asylum.

Administration officials are also looking at ways to do away with a lottery to award H-1B visas to highly skilled workers, many in the technology industry, replacing it with another selection method. H-1B visas are capped at 85,000 a year.

Miller said the administration would continue its efforts to redefine criteria for legal immigration, which are now largely based on family ties.



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“False Advertisement” – Bayley Is Not Ready To Face Sasha Banks at WWE Hell in a Cell

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One of WWE’s deadliest pay-per-views, Hell in a Cell, is only a few days away. In a rare turn of events, this year’s pay-per-view will have three Cell matches. However, it seems one of the title defenders, Bayley, is not quite okay with the arrangement.

As seen in a recent tweet, Bayley is still in denial about her Cell match this Sunday. She shared a screenshot of the match announcement and said it is nothing but a “false advertisement.”

Bayley’s “denial” is nothing new. As we saw earlier, she is not ready or eager to face Banks in a normal match, let alone in the steel structure. After Banks made her return at Clash of Champions, Bayley looked like she had seen a ghost.

Coming from the longest-reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion, this behavior is surprising. Last week on SmackDown, Bayley did not want to sign the official contract for the Cell match.

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Bayley wants nothing to do with Sasha Banks

The SmackDown Women’s Champion was best friends with Sasha Banks for most of her career. The duo even held the Women’s Tag Team titles for most of the year.

However, Bayley thought Banks was not up to the mark as she lost her RAW Women’s Title to Asuka at SummerSlam. Then the duo lost their tag titles to Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler at Payback. After the loss, Bayley attacked Banks with a steel chair and injured her neck.

The attacks continued for a few weeks before Banks retaliated and attacked her former best friend at Clash of Champions. Since then, Banks has been warning Bayley that she will take her title and show the world who the real loser was.

However, the champion could not digest the fact and chose to live in denial rather than taking up the challenge like a Champion. This will be Bayley’s first match inside the steel structure, whereas it will be Banks’ third.

Why do you think Bayley denies the upcoming match’s existence? Is it plain fear or something else? Let us know in the comments below.





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Trump says he now identifies as a non-denominational Christian

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President Trump, who has long identified as a Presbyterian, now considers himself a non-denominational Christian, a new report said.

The president shared his change in religious identity in a written interview with the Religious News Service.

“Though I was confirmed at a Presbyterian church as a child, I now consider myself to be a non-denominational Christian,” Trump wrote, without giving an explanation for the transformation or saying when it occurred.

Trump has a loyal base among white evangelicals, who in 2016 helped propel him to victory.

That year, the religious group made up roughly a quarter of the electorate, and 81 percent of them voted for Trump, according to a report by The Washington Post.

The president told RNS that his parents “taught me the importance of faith and prayer from a young age.”

Trump, who contracted COVID-19 in early October, attributed his swift recovery to his faith.

“I said, ‘There were miracles coming down from heaven.’ I meant it — Melania and I are very thankful to God for looking out for our family and returning us to good health,” he told the outlet.

The president received a cocktail of anti-virus drugs while battling COVID-19. After taking an antibody treatment by drugmaker Regeneron, Trump said he “felt like Superman.”



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Two dead after Navy plane crashes in Alabama neighborhood

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Two people on board a US Navy plane were killed when it crashed into a residential neighborhood in Alabama on Friday night, a report said.

The Naval aircraft went down in Magnolia Springs sometime before 6 p.m. local time, authorities said.

Nobody on the ground was injured, according to the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. But authorities told WKRG that two died in the fiery wreck.

Footage from the scene shows the plane in flames on what appears to be somebody’s front yard. A home also caught fire, authorities said.

Thick black smoke can be seen billowing into the sky.

Department of Defense and Navy officials will be investigating the crash.





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2 TB for 19.99 Euros per month

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This data quota can be shared between a maximum of six users, providing access to a common “family” folder and all features of the Plus plan.

The proposal is not surprising, as it was announced before summer. We are still surprised by the choice made by the company to increase the number and price of users, but not the amount of accessible data. Also already offers 2 TB for one user at 11.99 Euros per month.

This offering is far from being competitive in the event of competition. The good news is, however, against an annual payment, the discount for the plus offer is 2 euro per month to 3 euro per month.

Arnold Schwarzenegger surprises fans with news of second heart surgery

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Arnold Schwarzenegger may not be a terminator, but he’s clearly an iron man.

The indefatigable former governor of California surprised fans Friday with the announcement that he had a new aortic valve put in recently, on the heels of his pulmonary valve that was replaced two years ago.

Schwarzenegger, 73, had the procedure done at the Cleveland Clinic, and posted updates not just from his hospital bed but also from the streets of The Cle, extolling the city’s “amazing statues.”

Schwarzenegger took a little longer to recover from his March 2018 surgery, which replaced a pulmonic valve originally installed in 1997 to correct a congenital defect. Two weeks after the procedure, he updated fans that he was feeling better, but “not great yet.”

Feel better soon, Arnold; there’s probably another installment of the “Terminator” franchise being greenlit somewhere.



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