Born on this day!! Actress Alexandra Stewart (“Under the Cherry Moon”) is 80. Singer Shirley Alston Reeves of The Shirelles is 78. Actor Frankie Faison (“The Village,” ”The Wire”) is 70. Actor Andrew Stevens (“Dallas”) is 64. Bassist Kim Deal of The Pixies and The Breeders is 58. Singer Maxi Priest is 58. Actress Gina Gershon is 57. Actress Jeanne Tripplehorn is 56. Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins, Zwan) is 55. Actress Kate Flannery (“The Office”) is 55. Model-actress Elizabeth Hurley is 54. Guitarist Joey Santiago of The Pixies is 54. Guitarist Emma Anderson (Lush) is 52. Country guitarist Brian Hofeldt of The Derailers is 52. Rapper The D.O.C. is 51. Singer Mike Doughty (Soul Coughing) is 49. Singer JoJo of K-Ci and JoJo is 48. Singer Faith Evans is 46. Actor Hugh Dancy is 44. Singer Lemisha Grinstead of 702 is 41. Actor DJ Qualls (“Memphis Beat,” ”Hustle and Flow”) is 41. Actor Shane West (“ER,” ”Now and Again”) is 41. Country singer Lee Brice is 40. Singer Hoku is 38. Actress Leelee Sobieski is 37. Bassist Bridget Kearney of Lake Street Dive is 34. Actor Titus Makin (TV’s “The Rookie”) is 30. Actor Tristin Mays (2018’s “MacGyver,” ”The Vampire Diaries”) is 29. Actress Eden McCoy (“General Hospital”) is 16.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1801 – The Tripolitan War, between the United States and the Barbary States, began.
1865 – Wagner’s opera, Tristan and Isolde, premiered in Munich.
1935 – Alcoholics Anonymous was founded by “Bill W.”
1942 – The entire male population of the Czech village of Lidice was massacred in retaliation for the death of Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich.
1946 – Italy replaced its monarchy with a republic.
1967 – The Six-Day War between Israel and Syria, Egypt, and Jordan ended.1978
Affirmed won the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown.
2003 – Ontario, Canada issued the first full same-sex marriage licenses in North America.
Today Is: Alcoholics Anonymous (Founders) Day, Ball Point Pen Day, Iced Tea Day, Race Unity Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – The Neighbor / 8:30 – Man With A Plan / 9:00 – Magnum PI / 10:00 – Bull
NBC – 8:00 – American Ninja Warrior / 10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 – NBA Finals
FOX – 8:00 – Beat Shazam / 9:00 – So You Think You Can Dance
CW – 8:00 – Masters Of Illusion / 8:30 – Masters Of Illusion / 9:00 – The Big Stage / 9:30 – The Big Stage
Late Night Shows and TV Talk Show Guests
Jimmy Kimmel: Will Arnett, Ali Wong, King Calaway
Jimmy Fallon: Shailene Woodley, Brian Tyree Henry, the National
Stephen Colbert: Samuel L. Jackson, Ash Carter
Seth Meyers: Steve Buscemi, Zosia Mamet, Noah Kahan
James Corden: Mark Hamill, Bradley Whitford, Lewis Capaldi
Carson Daly: Michael Emerson, T. Hardy Morris, Kathryn Newton (R 5/15/19)
Daily Show: Danielle Brooks
Conan: Adam Sandler
Watch What Happens Live: Laura Linney, John Cena
The View: Regina Hall
The Talk: Ralph Macchio, guest co-host Vanessa Williams
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Carla Gugino, Billy Porter, NOTD featuring Georgia Ku
Ellen DeGeneres: Mario López, Kevin Nealon, Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn
Wendy Williams: Christie Brinkley, Jackie Miranne (R 4/16/19)
The Real: Jenifer Lewis, guest co-host Christina Milian (R 11/19/18)
1 – Secret Life Of Pets 2 – $47.1 Million
2 – Dark Phoenix – $33 Million
3 – Godzilla – $24.5 Million
*Genius Source: www.boxofficemojo.com
New Movies Opening This Week
Men in Black International – The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization. Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Thompson
Shaft (2019) – John Shaft Jr., a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death. Samuel L. Jackson, Alexandra Shipp, Avan Jogia, Regina Hall
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: WHAT HAPPENED?? “Dark Phoenix,” “Rocketman” and “Godzilla” all got their butts handed to ’em by the animated “Secret Life of Pets 2!!!!!!!!!”
QUESTION: Were you disturbed by “A Handmaid’s Tale?” You probably won’t like the fact that KYLIE JENNER threw herself a “Handmaid”-themed BIRTHDAY BASH!!
QUESTION: Wanna see what a WILDFIRE looks like from a ROLLER COASTER?? Go to SIX FLAGS MAGIC MOUNTAIN and enjoy the view!!! Welcome to California!!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: What else could go wrong?? New York subway riders go BAT-SH*T CRAZY when they spot a BAT on their train!!!! “Now we really miss PIZZA RAT!!!!!!!!!!!”
QUESTION: Does this woman look like she’s worried about losing Bradley Cooper to Lady Gaga?? Irina Shayk looks HOT IN ICELAND!! Your move, Bradley!
Chris Pratt has married author Katherine Schwarzenegger in an outdoor ceremony at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif. They exchanged wedding vows on Saturday in front of close family and friends. “The venue is beautiful. Lots of flowers and greenery everywhere. It’s a very romantic setting for a wedding,” People.com quoted an unnamed source as saying. “The whole family took wedding photos, including her parents Maria (Shriver) and Arnold (Schwarzenegger.) Everyone just looked so happy.” Pratt’s 6-year-old son Jack and actor Rob Lowe were among those in attendance. TMZ published photos of Schwarzenegger wearing a long, white gown and veil and Pratt in a traditional black suit.
********How can they get married, when we still don’t know whether Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are together?? Everybody was supposed to stop and wait for that revelation!!!
*****As they drove away on their honeymoon, Arnold was hanging on to the top of the car, screaming, “Put me in your next movie!!”
*******It’s gotta be weird when the Terminator looks at your and says, “Call me ‘Dad!'”
*****We think this marriage will last! In Hollywood, anything over 5 years is “forever!!”
Nickelodeon has ordered a cartoon series inspired by the popular pre-school song, “Baby Shark.” A line of related toys and merchandise is also in development. “‘Baby Shark’ is a multi-platform phenomenon, and appetite for more content and products is strong around the world,” Pam Kaufman, president of Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products, said in a statement. “Our outstanding creative teams are moving fast to get more ‘Baby Shark’ product across multiple categories to retailers, and our content team is excited to develop a terrific original animated series that will bring this property to new heights and even more fans.” The original video for the song has gotten about 2.9 billion YouTube views since it debuted in 2015.
*******If you see more parents jumping off bridges, you’ll know why!!
******Only in 2019 can a stupid nursery rhyme song become a “multi-platform phenomenon!!!”
*******Will baby shark ever grow up??? That’s what we wanna know!!!
When it comes to the now-infamous coffee cup that was accidentally left behind during one of the episodes in the final season of “Game of Thrones,” actress Sophie Turner says former co-star Kit Harington is to blame. She was on “Conan” last week and admitted that Harington, who played Jon Snow, was to blame for the mistake. Previously, Turner pointed the finger at actress Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys. “I hear this every day of my life, this coffee cup thing. So it’s good to know that the coffee cup got more press than the final season altogether,” Turner said. She continued: “The coffee cup was where Kit’s chair was. First I blamed it on Emilia, but I don’t think Emilia would do that. Kit is lazy, and I think he would have done that. It was in front of Kit’s chair and then obviously he moved, so this picture was taken and it looked like it was in my seat, but I wasn’t there either. It was Kit. It was a 100 percent Kit.”
********Forget the coffee cup!! We wanna know who killed “Dark Phoenix??”
******Of course, the coffee cup led to people scanning every frame of “GOT” for bloopers!! And they found quite a few!!
********He “cup-shaming” of Kit may put him back into rehab!!!
Jennifer Lopez kicked off her It’s My Party: The Live Celebration tour in honor of her upcoming 50th birthday in Los Angeles on Friday night. She and her 11-year-old daughter Emme sang a duet on stage. She brought her daughter out on stage for the song “Limitless” from her movie “Second Act,” and she killed the vocals while the two wore matching red gowns. J Lo couldn’t contain her pride and shared a video of them singing on social media. “I can’t take it!” she wrote, adding the hashtags “#ProudMama.” See the video HERE.
*********When you get that old, you rely more and more on your kids!!
*******Reportedly, J Lo has hired a “minder” to watch A-Rod during the tour and make sure he stays “in-bounds!!”
*******We hope her daughter can dance, because J Lo can’t!!!
Pauley Perrette says she is never returning to “NCIS.” She took to Twitter on Friday to explain to her followers that she is “not coming back” “ever,” claiming she is “terrified” of former co-star Mark Harmon. “NO I AM NOT COMING BACK! EVER! (Please stop asking?),” she wrote before alleging: “I am terrified of Harmon and him attacking me. I have nightmares about it.” “I have a new show that is SAFE AND HAPPY!” she added. “You’ll love it! #HappyPlace Love y’all!” Perrette left “NCIS” in May 2018 after 16 years on the series. She alleged she exited the show over “multiple physical assaults.” Days after her character’s final appearance on the show, she released a series of ominous tweets. In them, she alleged abuse on the set that she claimed was being covered up by a “machine” run by “a very rich, very powerful” publicity entity. On Friday, Perrette posted pictures of an individual — who she claims was her crew member on “NCIS” — with a bruised eye and stitches. “You think I didn’t expect blow back? You got me wrong. THIS happened To my crew member and I fought like hell to keep it from happening again! To protect my crew!” she wrote alongside the photos, before alleging: “And then I was physically assaulted for saying NO!?and I lost my job.”
********She should’ve called the cops!!! If it really happened!!
*******It’s hard to explain why you stayed 16 years when it was that bad!!
*****Or maybe Mark Harmon is a dick!!
65 year old Dennis Quaid is dating Ph.D. student Laura Savoie, 26. They were first spotted together last month after having dinner Craig’s in West Hollywood, California. He was most recently linked to Santa Auzina, age 32. According to People, Savoie graduated as valedictorian from Pepperdine University. During her time at the school, she reportedly dated actor Jeremy Piven. Her private Instagram account features several pictures of her with Quaid. She shared a photo of herself and Quaid kissing and captioned a photo of the duo embracing each other: “Never been happier.” Quaid was previously married to Kimberly Buffington from 2004 until they announced their split in 2016. He was also married to actresses P. J. Soles from 1978-1993 and Meg Ryan from 1991-2001. He has three children.
********Will he marry this woman… or adopt her???
*******We know what’s in it for him… but what’s in it for HER??
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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J-Lo Cracks Down On Horndog A-Rod!-(National Enquirer)
Wary bride-to-be Jennifer Lopez plans to keep fiancé Alex Rodriguez on a short leash when he tags along on her tour! According to insiders, the curvy diva is worried A-Rod won’t be able to resist the ladies-so she’s taking steps to keep him in line! “Jennifer has a detailed calendar with Alex’s every move mapped out-precisely where he’s got to be and when,” a source snitched. “She’s also insisted Alex has a ‘security team.’ It’s four guys who watch over his 24/7, but they’re not professionals. Alex recruited one of the guys from his gym. He’s just an ordinary schmuck who’s never been on tour before!”
Chrissy’s Bizarre Bedroom Secret-(Globe)
Model-turned-TV judge Chrissy Teigen admits she can’t kick her guilty pleasure-a late-night “pre-bed sandwich!” “It’s a ham and cheese-Velveeta singles with ham and mayonnaise. Butter is crucial, on both sides of the bread, just to bring it all together,” explains Teigen, who’s getting her own small claims court reality show. The cookbook author says hubby John Legend enables her peculiar habit by preparing the snack. “He slices it diagonally and puts it next to the bed,” confesses Chrissy. “It’s just become a thing, and I cannot stop.”
Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)
“I just wanna talk.”-Reacting to her Madame Tussaunds wax figure Ariana Grande.
“I’m in a much better mood.”-Explaining her upcoming “happy” album Taylor Swift.
“I had her on my vision board for, like, a year before she met me.”-On Beanie Feldstein, star of her directorial debut, Booksmart Olivia Wilde.
Jenna: Drags Her Feet On Divorce-(Star)
Channing Tatum is waiting for Jenna Dewan to take the lead. The World of Dance host, 38, is holding off on finalizing their divorce, despite it being over a year since she and the actor, 39, called it quits on their eight-year marriage. “She’s being difficult, there’s no doubt about it,” spills an insider, who says Jenna’s jealousy over Channing’s relationship with singer Jessie J is to blame, despite her claims that she has “issues” with the divorce papers that prevent her from moving forward. “The second she got an inkling that Channing was seeing Jessie, she tried to one-up her ex by dating Steve Kazee.” Jenna started seeing the Broadway star one month after things began heating up between Channing and Jessie. “Jenna has to be the one pulling the strings. If she’s not in control, she’s not happy.”
Adam’s Paved the Way For Gwake to Take Over The Voice-(Life & Style)
After NBC announced that Adam Levine was leaving The Voice, it revealed his Season 17 replacement: Gwen Stefani, who coached three previous seasons and famously fell for longtime star Blake Shelton on set in 2015. “Produces want drama and know Blake and Gwen will have viewers glued to their screens as they watch the couple compete and argue over contestants,” says a source. “They think it’s perfect!” Others have concerns about the “Wind It Up” singer, 49, rejoining her cowboy, 42, on TV. “Some staffers are worried it’ll turn into ‘The Blake and Gwen Show,’” adds the source, “and that they’ll take the spotlight away from the other judges [Kelly Clarkson and John Legend] and contestants.”
Dana Carvey: Putting Fatherhood First-(People)
After seven seasons on Saturday Night Live and two Wayne’s World movies, Dana Carvey took a break in the late ‘90s to raise his sons Dex, 28, and Thomas, 26, with wife Paula Zwagerman. “We made two humans, and I thought I should make some adjustments,” he says. The comedian, 64, also dealt with a heart condition in the late ‘90s, but his health has been “!00 percent since 1998.” He’s since eased back into Hollywood with voice acting, most recently reprising his role as downer dog Pops in The Secret Life of Pets 2, but says he now largely prefers podcasting and stand-up to on-camera work. “I don’t need to chase it,” he says. “I’m taking it as it comes and enjoying it.”
Secret of the Week-(In Touch)
“I think I’m the only one who sends emojis.”
-on the Big Little Lies group text thread.
Raptors Star Cost McDonald’s Millions
Toronto Raptors star forward Kawhi Leonard’s success from the three-point line cost McDonald’s nearly $6 million worth of french fries in promotional giveaways. McDonald’s announced last summer that Ontario-based restaurants would give out free medium-sized orders of fries whenever the Raptors hit 12 three-pointers in a game, according to the Financial Post. The Raptors, led by Leonard and guard Danny Green, already have recorded 54 such games between the regular season and playoffs. Leonard made 112 three-pointers this season. Green made a career-high 198 shots from long-range. McDonald’s projected the company’s Ontario restaurants would give away 700,000 orders of medium-sized french fries. The company instead has given out more than 2 million orders.
****Oops! Careful what you wish for!!!
*****The retail value of those fried is nearly $6 million!! The wholesale cost is around $10,000!!!
******HERE’S A LIST of other promotional offers that went horribly wrong! ENJOY! (We like Pepsi promotion in the Philippines that left the company owing $18 BILLION!)
Company Offers Flip Phone For Cash
A Utah-based company is offering to pay someone $1,000 if they can complete a simple challenge: downgrading to a flip phone for a week. Frontier Bundles said it is “looking for one brave soul to willingly give up their smartphone for a full seven days in favor of a flip phone.” The ideal candidates are “smartphone addicts, social media experts and tech geeks,” the company said, and “bonus points go to applicants who have an active social presence or are willing to vlog their experience.” The company said the challenge will pay $1,000 if the person selected completes the challenge successfully. They will also receive a “survival kit” that includes a road map, a pocket phone book, a notepad with a pen and a pair of 1990s-era CDs to make the flip phone experience extra nostalgic.
*********It’s all fun until the NSA shows up at your door asking, “What have you been up to? Your smartphone hasn’t moved for a week!!”
*******It will be a shock to most millennials when they find out that phones were invented to make PHONE CALLS!!
TOPIC: How long can YOU go without checking your phone??
Huge Catfish Caught With Cheap Pole
A Tennessee man shared photos and video of a monster 55-pound catfish he caught using a $10 pole he bought from Walmart. Fasa Mayberry said he reeled in the fish at the Cedar Hill Community Center in Madison and it took him more than two hours of struggling to land the catch. He said the fish weighed in at more than 55 pounds, but he suspects the scale might have been too small to capture the full weight of his catch. “I’m blessed to be able to pull a monster out of a community park with a ten dollar slingshot from Walmart and on a ten-pound test line!!” Mayberry wrote in a Facebook post. See the video HERE.
********That’s some real skill!! We hope the catfish appreciated it!!!
******When this guy says he “got catfished,” he MEANS it!!!
*******That catfish is the biggest bottom feeder we’ve seen since Michael Avanetti!!
Ladybug Invasion Caught On Radar
Last week, the National Weather Service office in San Diego picked up not rain on the radar, but a group of ladybugs called a “bloom.” They were spread throughout the sky rather than packed into a clump, flying between 5,000 feet and 9,000 feet, NWS meteorologist Joe Dandrea told the Los Angeles Times. However, a phenomenon of bugs showing up on the weather radar isn’t as uncommon as you would think. The weather radar is powerful enough to pick up on bats, birds, butterflies and even pollen moving through the atmosphere. The trick is differentiating weather from animals. Although no one has been able to identify the type of ladybugs blooming on radar, convergent ladybugs are the most common type in the state, according to the National Park Service. From late May to early June, they usually migrate to the mountains to feed on aphids and pollen.
*******Freeloaders!! Do they have visas???
*****Ladybugs are supposed to be good luck!! So California should be kickin’ ass!!!
******You never see vampires on weather radar!! Which can only mean that they’re the one thing radar can’t see!!!
Famous Giraffe Placed On Birth Control
There will be no more babies for April, the giraffe. Jordan Patch of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, says she will start contraceptives and retire from the park’s breeding program. The park’s care team decided to retire April following the birth of her fifth calf, Azizi, in March. More than 300,000 people watched the birth live on YouTube. April drew more than 232 million views on the site during a seven-week period in 2017 before she gave birth to another calf , Tajiri.
********Another plus: she won’t have mood swings anymore!!
*******After 300,000 people watch you give birth, you probably want some privacy!!!
*******A giraffe with a sore throat…. THAT’S a problem!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: WAS DOBBY THE ELF FROM HARRY POTTER CAUGHT ON CAMERA??
VIDEO: TAR STILL RISES UP FROM THE SIDEWALKS IN LOS ANGELES!
VIDEO: SOMEONE “DEEPFAKED” KEVIN HART AND GARY COLEMAN.
A LIST FOR MONDAY
6 Little Green Flags That You’ve Found A Keeper
- They’re the first person you want to share good — or bad — news with
You just got promoted or called out in a meeting by your boss for a project well done? Your first thought is to call your S.O. You just heard that your team might be impacted by upcoming layoffs? You call them about that too. Whether it’s good or bad news, your partner is always a reliable sounding board, said Ryan Howes, a psychologist in Pasadena, California.
“When you’ve found a person you consider your lifelong mate, you want to share all the best and worst news with them because you know they’ll celebrate with you or provide the support to get through the rough times,” he said. “If they’re your first go-to with this news, it means you feel safe to share the most intimate parts of yourself with them.”
- You’re the real, authentic ‘you’ around them
Chris Rock once said of dating, “When you meet somebody for the first time, you’re not meeting them, you’re meeting their representative.” When you’re with someone you gel with, you drop the facade and act pretty much exactly as you do when you’re alone: You’re comfortable at home with them, scarfing down a burrito from the taqueria down the street with reckless abandon. You snort when you laugh. You go long with your rant after a rough day at work, knowing there will be zero judgement. You’re the real you, not “date representative” you.
“You don’t have to try too hard to impress them because you know they adore you no matter what,” said Shannon Chavez, a psychologist and sex therapist in Los Angeles. “You can be hanging out in your pajamas all day and they remind you how beautiful you are and how much they love spending time with you. They notice the small things that are truly who you are and they appreciate them.”
- Their communication skills are top-notch, even when life is crappy
A good partner knows that communication really is the cornerstone of a healthy relationship: They’re consistent with calls and texts when you’re apart and are tuned in and engaged during conversations.
A great partner keeps those A+ communication habits up even when the two of you inevitably butt heads. Instead of stonewalling or running away from conflict, they want to see it through with you.
“When you have a keeper, the communication flows both ways in the relationship nearly all the time,” said Jennifer Miller, a marriage therapist in Juno Beach, Florida. “When conflict arises, they talk it through with you in a calm, respectful manner without avoiding, blowing up, or worst, ghosting.”
- They’re flexible enough to do some things your way without being resentful, blaming or thinking they’ve ‘lost’
All couples fight ― in fact, it would be unhealthy if you didn’t argue here and there. Couples with sticking power have arguments, but in the midst of the fight, they keep one thought firmly in mind: We’re on the same team.
Whether you’re arguing about the quickest route to the freeway or something more substantial, a quality partner hears you out when you make your case. They’re focused on solving the problem, rather than winning the debate, said Winifred Reilly, a marriage and family therapist in Berkeley, California.
“Anyone can ‘go along to get along,’ but a healthy and secure person can let go or try things in a new way out of curiosity or generosity,” she said. “There’s no grudges. No keeping score.”
And when they are wrong on the issue, they’re comfortable admitting it, said Benjamin Gallenson, a counselor at Framework Associates, a therapy practice in Santa Monica, California.
“It’s a good sign for the relationship when both partners can recognize their own shortcomings,” he said. “It’s even better when both partners have the ability to let go of their ego and defenses and admit fault. Introspection like that is unique.”
- Your close friends are big fans
Your best friends have had a front-row seat to your dating life: They’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly during your dating app days. They know what unhealthy relationship patterns you’re trying to nip in the bud. That makes them uniquely qualified to give their opinion on your new partner and the impact that person has on you, Howes said.
“Old friends know your dirty laundry and have a perspective on you that predates the life you currently live,” he explained. “They’ll know whether your current mate is an improvement on your relationship trajectory or a regression.”
Early on in your relationship, ask yourself this: Are you confident that your new S.O. will get your friends’ stamp of approval or are they going to tell you you’re sliding back into your old ways with them?
“While your friends aren’t the ultimate authority on your life, they may have a perspective worth listening to,” Howes said.
- You’re proud to call them your partner
At the end of the day, you’re proud to have this person by your side ― and they feel exactly the same way about you, said Kathleen Dahlen deVos, a psychotherapist based in San Francisco.
“Whether it’s their dedication to their career, passion for volunteer work, commitment to friends and family or the knowledge that you could take them anywhere and they could hold their own, you are proud to know this person and to have them by your side,” she said.
Falling in love is always wonderful, but falling in love with someone you think makes the world a better place is something else entirely, she said. Their shine rubs off on you and vice versa.
“This sense of pride infuses your relationship with a deep sense of gratitude for them, which is a wonderful ingredient for long-term success,” she said. “And when you know that your partner feels just as proud to be with you, it sets up a relationship that’s based not just on love, but mutual appreciation.”
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