Travis Scott in beef with CEO over Down To Earth trademark

The Astroworld concert where Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend Travis Scott wouldn’t stop a concert when eight people were killed? Reportedly, in Switzerland, this ratty rapper accused a fan of trying to steal his shoe, then spit on the guy then told the crowd to “f - - k him up.”

Now, allegedly, he is having a kerfuffle with CEO Jonathan Patarkatsi’s trademarked Down To Earth name. Down To Earth, begun 2017, sells hats, sweatshirts, tank tops, hoodies, T-shirts, also juice and iced teas. Travis’ girlfriend Kylie posted their daughter to her 250 million followers in a T-shirt bearing: Down To Earth. Was Travis promoting apparel throughout his world tour using Down To Earth’s logo?

They traded lawyers. A cease and desist letter. Rapper’s lawyers say no claim.

Patarkatsi’s position is his Down To Earth logo is trademarked. Travis’ attitude is that Down To Earth is a generic phrase and shouldn’t be trademarked. And remember, it’s his girlfriend’s kinfolk who registered generic brandmarking like: “Kylie,” “Kim,” “Good American,” “Talentless,” etc.

Be it known that man cannot live by branding alone.


A’caroling

As her father read aloud from the endless “A Christmas Carol,” his kid walked away before that first ghost appeared. So as a result, the man — Jesse Kornbluth — shrunk descriptions of 1843 London, simplified dialogue, axed extraneous characters and shriveled its 28,000 words to 13,000. Listen, so did Dickens. Performing it 127 times, Charlie himself used a slim version.

Kornbluth’s abridged “Christmas Carol” got published this week. Soon the 12 days of Christmas will shrink to eight. It’ll be “Snow White and the Six Dwarfs.” A partridge in a pear bush, only one Wise Man. And kids will sing “All I want for Christmas is my One Front Teeth.”


Sandstorm

Longtime Palm Beachers are cursing. Their dentures are spouting about sons-of-beaches. Their paradise is getting NYC restaurant-logged. The old-time old school old genteel gentile old bleachers do NOT like it. NOT! Mr. Chow moved in. Also Cafe Boulud. And La Goulue. Swifty’s is at the Colony Hotel. Bilboquet set up shop. Sant Ambroeus is creeping into where Schrafft’s once was when PB was PB.

Next up maybe sidewalk hotdog carts hustling bagels for bathers?


Soup’s on

For new film “Julia,” Martha Stewart and Daniel Boulud co-host a reception. Tracing Julia Child from a chance local Boston TV shot to fame at 50, it’s archival footage, personal photos, first-person narratives, comments from Ruth Reichl, Ina Garten, Alex Prud’homme, plus her 12-year struggle to publish “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” which sold 2.5 million copies. None to my housekeeper.

  Daniel Boulud and Martha Stewart attend 5th Anniversary Celebration of the MICHELIN GUIDE New York City at 620 Fifth Avenue on October 5, 2009 in New York City.
Martha Stewart and Daniel Boulud will have a reception to celebrate the release of “Julia.”
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Now hear this

More scorching hot news. Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden’s new album is “Together at a Distance.” Friday 1:30 p.m. they’ll do a Feinstein’s/54 Below “sneak preview.” Even if trucks and tanks are needed to keep back the surging masses, they’ll sing a few songs and do brief interviews. Letting you know.


Spiritual eats

At Brasserie Les Halles — Anthony Bourdain’s start — Catholic Jose Meirelles served kosher to Jewish customers then opened kosher steakhouse Le Marais where Bourdain growled, “No pork? No jambon beurre? No Gruyère for French onion soup?” but downed the steak frites. In “Parts Unknown,” these two friends visited Portugal’s Celorico De Basto, Meirelles’ home, where pig-slaughtering’s traditional. They stuffed the bladder and played soccer with it.

Here’s another kosher item . . .

Anthony Bourdain got his start at Brasserie Les Halles.
Anthony Bourdain got his start at Brasserie Les Halles.
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New book “Kosher Hate” by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach — spiritual adviser to Michael Jackson — challenges “love thy enemy” and “solution to the world’s racial injustice is hate.” Not the malignant form — the constructive form. Hating evildoers.

He writes, “There will never be peace until we neutralize those who disturb the peace. And social cohesion will never be realized until those who seek to tear us apart are stopped.”


Reminder. Me, Madam Adams. I’m on WABC radio, AM, 770 on the dial every Sunday from 1 p.m. to 2. Give a listen.

So now I’m not only in New York, kids, not only in New York.

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