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Born on this day!! Jazz musician Chick Corea is 78. Sports announcer Marv Albert is 78. Singer Len Barry is 77. Actress Sonia Manzano (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”) is 69. Drummer Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick is 68. Country singer-guitarist Junior Brown is 67. Singer-songwriter Rocky Burnette is 66. Actor Timothy Busfield is 62. Singer Meredith Brooks is 61. Actress Jenilee Harrison (“Dallas,” ”Three’s Company”) is 61. Accordionist-keyboardist John Linnell of They Might Be Giants is 60. Actor John Enos (“Days of Our Lives,” ”Young and the Restless”) is 57. Rapper Grandmaster Dee of Whodini is 57. Actor Paul Schulze (“Nurse Jackie”) is 57. Actor Eamonn Walker (“Chicago Fire,” ”Cadillac Records”) is 57. Bassist Bardi Martin (Candlebox) is 50. Actor Rick Hoffman (“Suits”) is 49. Actor-comedian Finesse Mitchell (“Roadies,” ”Saturday Night Live”) is 47. Actor Jason Mewes (“Clerks”) is 45. Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd is 42. Actor Timothy Simons (“Veep”) is 41. Singer Robyn is 40. Country singer Chris Young is 34. Actor Luke Youngblood (“Galavant”) is 33.

THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY

1880 – John Lee Richmond pitched baseball’s first perfect game. A perfect game occurs when no batter reaches a base during a complete game of at least nine innings.
1898 – Emilio Aguinaldo, head of the Philippine nationalists, proclaimed independence from Spain.
1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opened to the public in Cooperstown, New York.
1942 – Anne Frank received a diary for her birthday.1963
Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
1997 – Interleague play began in baseball, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series.

Today Is: Crowded Nest Awareness Day, National Jerky Day, National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, Superman Day, Victims of Orlando, Florida Attack Day, World Day Against Child Labor

TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  The Amazing Race  /  9:00 – NCIS Cases /  10:00 – SWAT
NBC – 8:00  – Stanley Cup Finals (If Necessary)
ABC – 8:00 –  Press Your Luck  /  9:00 – Card Sharks  /  10:00 – Match Game
FOX – 8:00 – MasterChef  /  9:00 – First Responders Live
CW – 8:00 –  Penn and Teller Fool Us /  9:00 – Jane The Virgin

Late Night  Shows and TV Talk Show Guests

Jimmy Kimmel: TBA
Jimmy Fallon: Chris Hemsworth, the Jonas Brothers
Stephen Colbert: Beto O’Rourke, Billy Porter
Seth Meyers: Andy Cohen, Ocean Vuong
James Corden: Tiffany Haddish, Don Cheadle, Keane
Carson Daly: Rachel Brosnahan, Ex Hex, Tracy Spiridakos (R 5/20/19)
Daily Show: Tessa Thompson
Conan: Louie Anderson, Matt Braunger
Watch What Happens Live: Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan

The View
: Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka
The Talk: Hilary Duff, guest co-host Vanessa Williams
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Selena Gomez, Tessa Thompson, Lance Ulanoff
Ellen DeGeneres: Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde, John Mayer
Wendy Williams: Teddi Mellencamp (R 4/24/19)
The Real: Yvette Nicole Brown, Cynthia Bailey (R 3/13/19)

Top Movies

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: WHO’S TO BLAME for Kevin Durant’s SEASON-ENDING INJURY??? The president of the Golden State Warriors breaks down as he says, “Blame ME!!!”

 

QUESTION: What did the FLORIDA MAN say when cops pulled him over and found COCAINE UP HIS NOSE?? “I’m innocent!! It’s not my cocaine!!!!!!!!!!!”

 

QUESTION: Ladies, do you SLEEP WITH THE LIGHTS ON?? And are you GAINING WEIGHT?? According to a new study, the two things may be linked!!!!!!!!!!!

 

QUESTION: Why was Jon Stewart RIGHTEOUSLY PISSED when he brought 9-11 first responders to testify in congress? Because the dirtbag politicians DIDN’T SHOW!! 

 

QUESTION: What does it take for a foreigner to get booted out of the U.S.A.?? STALKING KENDALL JENNER!! ICE agents shipped this idiot RIGHT BACK TO CANADA!! (?)

Oscars Get Upcoming Dates

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and ABC confirmed dates for the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Oscars ceremonies in a press release Tuesday.  The 92nd Oscars will take place Feb. 9, 2020. The awards season kicks off with the Governors Awards on Oct. 27, 2019, with Oscars nominations announced Jan. 13, 2020.  The 93rd Oscars will take place Feb. 28, 2021. The 94th ceremony will also happen at the end of the month — Feb. 27, 2022 — due to the timing of the 2022 Olympics, the Super Bowl and national holidays.  The 2020 Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The show will broadcast live on ABC at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.  ABC said in May the 2020 ceremony may go hostless once again.
*********They’ve decided not to have a host… and they’re working on not having an audience!!
*******Unless they give Oscars to the cast of Avengers: End Game, we’re not watching!!!
****Next year’s “In Memoriam” segment will include “Oscar!!”

New “Frozen 2” Trailer Released

Sisters Elsa and Anna are back in the latest trailer for Disney’s upcoming animated sequel, Frozen 2.  The clip follows Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell) along with their companions Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Olaf (Josh Gad) and Sven as the group travels north to the mysterious enchanted lands.  Troll Pabbie warns Anna to be careful on the journey and that Elsa’s powers will be needed in order to protect their kingdom.  The trailer ends with Elsa encountering a giant foe who towers over a forest. The film is set to arrive in theaters on Nov. 22.  See it HERE.
*******This movie has “frozen” your assets!! ‘Cause you’re gonna see it!!
********You call it a movie… Disney calls it “cash flow!!”

Mark Harmon Body Checked Pauley Perrette

Former “NCIS” actress Pauley Perrette was allegedly assaulted by co-star Mark Harmon, a new report claims.  She alleged that Harmon is the reason she won’t return to the show after he reportedly hit her on set in 2017.  Sources tell TMZ that Perrette claimed Harmon “body checked” her on the set in 2017.  She reportedly felt the hit was payback after she lobbied to ensure Harmon’s dog could no longer be on set.  She reportedly led the charge to get CBS to tell the actor he needed to keep the dog on a leash or in his trailer after it bit a crew member, requiring 16 stitches.  The Wrap reported the 2016 dog bite incident in May, citing it as the reason the duo stopped working closely together on set. TMZ reports that Harmon only brought the dog out when Perrette was around after that, putting further strain on their already tense relationship.
********Now we’re torn… because… she doesn’t love DOGS????
******Some people think that when dogs bite humans… the humans should apologize!!
******Since Mark is a former college quarterback… it’s quite an honor to be body-checked by him!!

Why Jennifer Aniston Changed Her Mind About Reunion

Jennifer Aniston recently explained why she’s had a change of heart regarding a potential “Friends” reunion.  She opened up to Entertainment Tonight about why she’s now open to a “Friends” reunion. She in the past has been quick to shut down reunion rumors.  “Well, ‘no’ was getting me nowhere, and ‘maybe’ was getting me nowhere. So I thought I’d try ‘yes.’ See what would happen,” she told Entertainment Tonight.  But, Aniston said, “I have no idea, though. There [are] no plans in the immediate future.” That said, when questioned if fans should “get over” the idea, Aniston suggested an alternative.  “Or stay excited! And possibly something will happen?” she pondered.
*******Look. She’s stoned, so you can’t take anything she says seriously!!
*****They should do a live version of Friends, with Jamie Foxx playing Ross!!
*******The only reunion we want is her and Brad Pitt!!!

Big Bang Set Is Now A Tour Stop

Fans of The Big Bang Theory can soon relive their favorite moments from the groundbreaking hit comedy series as part of Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood.  Some of the original sets from the show, including apartments 4A and 4B, the infamous elevator and the CalTech Physics Lab Cafeteria, will be added to the Studio Tour beginning June 28 at Stage 48: Script to Screen.  Guests will be transported to Pasadena, California where the show, which wrapped its 12-season run in May, was set. Photo ops will be available including the Foyer between apartments 4A and 4B where Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) lived adjacent to the infamous elevator.
********Give it a few years… then the nostalgia will kick in!!

Meghan Markle’s Brother Wants To Box Jose Conseco

Meghan Markle’s half-brother, Thomas Markle, Jr., told The Daily Mail he’s embarking on a full-time career as a celebrity boxer and that he’d like to spar with Jose Canseco.  Thomas won his first match on a technicality: After his scheduled opponent failed to appear, his stand-in hit him below the belt twice, resulting in an automatic victory.  “I now know what to expect when I get back into the ring,” he said. “I think I did pretty good for my first time.”  The match earned $1,000 for the Wounded Warriors Project. The promoter of Thomas’ first match, Damon Feldman, says he hopes to have Thomas and the disgraced former baseball star on a bill in August or October.
********Earth to Thomas! Jose Canseco is a man-mountain!! He will kill you and then go get a Starbucks!!
*****How can you be a “celebrity boxer” when you’re not a “celebrity??”
*****Sooner or later the British Royal Family will have these people killed!!!

Madonna Struggling With Current Tour

Madonna is struggling to sell out the BAM opera house in Brooklyn.  Her “Madame X” tour that kicks off in New York City on Sept. 12 is off to a surprisingly sluggish start, with hundreds of seats still available for most gigs after more than a month on the block.  That’s despite the fact that her tour will focus on small, theater-type venues that typically only have a few thousand seats each.  After initial reports that the first shows sold out, an interactive seat map that went live on Ticketmaster’s website this week shows that hundreds of seats are still available for each gig.  For an Oct. 7 concert at the 2,100-seat BAM Howard Gilman Opera House — the last night of a 17-night stand that’s slated for Brooklyn — more than half of its $357 mezzanine seats were unsold as of Tuesday afternoon, according to Ticketmaster’s map.  That shows a “shocking” lack of interest in Madonna, according to one insider. Her 2015-2016 “Rebel Heart Tour” grossed $170 million at venues that often drew more than 30,000 fans for a single performance.  On that tour, she reportedly sold out Madison Square Garden twice. In 2012, she was said to sell out Yankee Stadium in 20 minutes.
********A lot of people don’t get the concept. Who IS “Madame Ten??”
******Maybe she should have gone for bigger venues… because who wants to be that close to Madonna???

 

Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Scarlett’s Guy Sees “Avengers” Action!-(National Enquirer)

Before “SNL” cutup Colin Jost weds Scarlett “Black Widow” Johansson, his brother is throwing a bachelor party-with an “Avengers” theme!  “Scarlett is part of the massive billion-dollar ‘Avengers’ franchise, but this party will be cheap, silly and tacky.  Think ‘Avengers’ on a tiny budget,” snitches say.  “The costumes will be more like the characters posing with tourists on Sunset Boulevard than the real Hollywood movie stars.”

Jessica’s Neigh-Bor Is LVP!-(Globe)

No horsing around for L.A.’s Finest star Jessica Alba, who’s itching to visit Beverly Hills reality TV housewife and neighbor Lisa Vanderpump’s vast menagerie of roaming animals.  “Jessica says her children hear Lisa’s miniature ponies playing around from her mansion’s yard,” says a source.  “Her brood-Honor, Haven and baby Hayes-would love to see Lisa’s backyard animals, especially the cute little ponies!  But Jessica’s extremely polite and still awaiting a neighborly invitation from Lisa and her husband, Ken Todd, to visit their lavish Villa Rosa estate.”  Pet peeve indeed!

Taylor & Joe:  A-List Double Date-(Us Weekly)

Never in Taylor Swift’s wildest dreams did she think she’d land a guy like Joe Alwyn.  “He’s her dream guy,” a source says.  While the pair (since 2017) typically keep their romance under wraps, the singer, 29, “has become more comfortable being out” with the actor, 28.  On June 1, they double-dated with Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse at Hollywood’s San Vincente Bungalows, where, an onlooker says, “the four were laughing and talking” all night.

Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake:  No Longer ‘NSYNC!-(Star)

Just last year, Justin made no secret of the fact that he’d like to have a big family.  “I want to have as many kids as we can, it I’m being honest,” he told an interviewer, gushing about how much he loves being dad to his 4-year-old son, Silas.  But it looks like his dream has gone bust.  A source says that Jessica, 37, isn’t keen on having another kid-and that she and Justin, 38, are constantly at odds over expanding their family.  “They had a huge fight about it,” the insider dishes.  “She’s furious that Justin wants her to put her career on hold.  They’re not in a good place, and bringing another child into the situation is the last thing Jessica wants.”

Inside Shiloh’s 13th Birthday Bash!-(Life & Style)

Future Tomb Raiders!  Angelina Jolie, 44, treated a pack of kids to an immersive escape-the-room experience at The Basement in LA on May 27 to celebrate daughter Shiloh’s birthday.  “The escape room was something Shi’s been wanting to do for years, but you had to be 13 to participate,” a source says.  “The one they did was pretty dark and twisted.  It’s about a cannibalistic serial killer who grows tired of hunting down animals and turns to humans.  Definitely not every teenager’s idea of a good time.”  Then again, not everyone’s mom wore a vial of her husband’s blood around her neck, either.

Chatter-(People)

“He did ruin it….He literally, like, livestreamed it with dog-face filters.”-Joe Jonas on Diplo livestreaming his Las Vegas wedding to Sophie Turner.

“Everyone stars texting all of a sudden their spouses and their children, and I’m like, ‘What’s going on?’”-Jennifer Aniston, on her plane making an emergency landing during her February trip to Mexico.

“I thought they were fake, to be honest with you.”-Zendaya, on wearing a pair of $1 million dollar earrings to a premiere.

Winner/Loser of the Week-(In Touch)

Winner-

Spencer Matthews- Pippa Middleton’s brother-in-law not only escapes harm while in a London jewelry store during a robbery-but the thieves miss the vintage watch he bought!

Loser-

Kylie Jenner- Fans slam the makeup mogul for not properly washing her face in a video promoting her face wash!

 

STUPID NEWS

Woman Wants To Set Hair Record

A Peruvian woman is aiming for a Guinness World Record title after her hair was measured at 5.8 feet long.  Noemi Elizabeth Romero Huaman, dubbed the “Peruvian Rapunzel,” said she has been growing out her hair since she was born, and her 5.8-foot locks now reach the ground due to her 5-foot height.  Romero is seeking a Guinness World Records title from an Argentina woman who grew her hair out to 4.99 feet long.  See her video HERE.
*********Her Brazilian blowout takes DAYS!!!!!!
*******She’s gone bankrupt just buying conditioner!!
*******Next, she’ll set the record for the “tallest beehive!!”
*****Her scrunchy is a BUNGEE CORD!!!

Alligator Takes Bite Out Of Car

Authorities in Louisiana said an alligator found in the middle of a highway took a bite out of a deputy’s patrol vehicle before making its escape.  The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to reports of an alligator Monday in the middle of Highway 1 in the northern part of the parish.  The deputies attempted to contain the gator while waiting for wildlife removal experts, but the alligator fled the scene after taking a bite out of a deputy’s patrol car.  The sheriff’s office said the alligator was “the one that got away.” See the pic HERE.
*******Are we missing something? Why don’t we organize a hunting party and take these bastards OUT???!!
*****Do gators fall for the banana in the tailpipe trick???
******After the gator bit the car, he thought: “It’s a little chewy, and it needs more salt!!”

“Vicious” Monkey Escaped

Police in Ohio said a “vicious” escaped monkey was spotted running loose on a road before being recaptured by its owner.  The Braceville Police Department said it received several 911 calls Monday about a monkey running loose.  The department shared video of the monkey running loose, climbing on a resident’s car and making its way to the roof of a home.  The monkey, named Teeko, was recaptured by its owner, Anthony Thomas. Thomas said his pet escaped Sunday night.  Police released audio of a 911 call where a Marathon gas station worker referred to the animal as “vicious,” but there were no reports of the primate causing any injuries.  See the video HERE.
*****The best part of the video was the owner chasing the monkey in the background!! (true)
******Why did the monkey run? He was going bananas!!
********We saw this story was out of Ohio… and we wondered: “how did that monkey run all the way from Florida??”

Flying Cow!

Strong winds led to an unusual traffic hazard in Alabama when storm gusts uprooted an inflatable cow from a Chick-fil-A restaurant.  Savannah Wallace captured video amid strong winds showing the giant inflatable cow coming loose from where it was anchored at the Chick-fil-A store in Montgomery.  The video shows the cow collide with a cow and flip over the vehicle, continuing on to a nearby busy road.  “Flying cows do exist!!” Wallace wrote.  See the video HERE.
**********Wasn’t this in the “Wizard of Oz????”
******Down the street at the car dealer, there was a giant inflatable guy waving his arms!! Now we know why!!
*******If that cow landed at a Burger King, they’d make into “inflatable hamburgers!!”

Teen Driver Speeds Over Hot Wings

A teenager in Canada has blamed a bathroom emergency brought on by “too many hot wings” for his speedy driving, which resulted in him getting a ticket.  The 16-year-old was pulled over by police in Manitoba for driving at 106mph, according to a tweet from the local police department on Thursday.  But when the young Chevrolet Camaro driver was asked to explain his behavior, he said he had eaten “too many hot wings and needed a bathroom”.  Officers didn’t take pity on the teenager, and fined him for speeding and being behind the wheel without a supervising driver.  There are “absolutely no excuses for that kind of speed,” the police department added.
********His car was going 106 mph… but his bowels were going 150!!!!
*******Never eat hot wings if you have a weak colon!!!
*******There’s a bathroom at the convenience store!! That’s why they call it the “Stop N’ Go!!”

 

STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL

VIDEO: KOALA MATING CALL!!

VIDEO: HAVA NAGILA BEAT BOX WITH A FLUTE!

 

A LIST FOR WEDNESDAY

6 Messages Bad Bosses Use To Manipulate You Into Compliance

Huffington Post

  1. “Work is your family.”

Using the intimate language of family is one common message bad employers say to ensure commitment to their cause. If your boss is like your loving family, then you are less likely to speak up against any unethical business practices or bad decisions the company makes.

This is the personal message that Billy McFarland, co-founder of the infamous Fyre Festival, gave his employees when he tried to keep them working after his fraudulent practices were exposed, according to the Netflix documentary about his downfall.

As one of his employees said while recounting the conversation, “We’re not a family. You won’t even tell me anything! You’ve completely violated all the trust that we had in the product, in the company, in the brand and in you.”

In a good family, your membership and rights are not conditional, but in a business, they can be.

 

  1. “I need you to be available at any time.”

Advances in technology mean that we can work from anywhere, but the downside of this is that some bosses think you can always be working. A 2017 study from the Academy of Management found that workers spent on average eight extra hours a week handling work emails after hours.

You have the right to spend free time away from the reach of your employer. France has formalized this belief into legislation. Under their “right to disconnect” law, companies with more than 50 employees have to ensure hours when staff can ignore business emails.

Being on call 24/7 is not good for your health. One study of 315 employees found that those who had to use technology to work at home around nighttime had worse sleep quantity, quality and consistency.

And working longer does not even produce better work for companies. If you find yourself working longer than 50 hours a week to meet the demands of your boss, this overtime is probably not going to produce better work. In his five-year survey of 5,000 managers and employees, management professor Morten Hansen found that performance starts to plateau at 50 hours and sharply falls after 65 hours a week.

 

  1. “Everything is fine.”

One of the worst bosses is the boss who is not there. They may be physically present, but they are psychologically absent from their duties as a leader. They offer vague praise, but no tangible feedback for you to learn from. They say the company is doing fine, even when layoffs, “pivots” and budgets in the red say the opposite.

The researchers behind one 2010 study said a laissez-faire leader “may avoid decision making, show little concern for goal attainment and seldom involve themselves with their subordinates, even when this is necessary.” In their analysis, it was the most common type of incompetent leadership employees experience.

This hands-off leadership becomes manipulative when you need feedback and guidance about your future at the company. Instead, you’re given the unsatisfying answer of “everything is fine” to keep you working even though you have questions that need to be addressed.

 

  1. “That’s not my problem.”

“That’s not my problem” is a demoralizing phrase to hear because it tells you that your boss does not care about helping you, said Randy Conley, a vice president of client services and trust practice leader at the Ken Blanchard Companies.

“This behavior silences the employee and discourages them from bringing further problems or issues to the boss’ attention, which results in a drag in performance and efficiency because problems chronically remain unsolved,” he said. “It also discourages employees from engaging in whistleblower behavior, which opens the door to unethical and illegal behavior in the organization.”

 

  1. “This is how we’ve always done it.”

This language comes from a boss who only enforces the rules, and does not have the power or desire to shape them. When your boss says this, they are signaling they are going to mindlessly follow the status quo.

Thinking that the old way of doing things is the right way to keep doing things is a trap that even well-intentioned leaders make when assuming new roles. In the onboarding book The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins, which aims to help leaders in career transitions, Watkins said that these bosses “fail to see that success in the new role requires you to stop doing some things and to embrace new competencies.”

When your boss tells you that this is how things usually go, they are signaling that they are not open to new ideas and that they do not want you to offer a challenging response. Conley said that leaders “often resort to this response as a way to subtly manipulate employees to go with the flow and not make waves.”

 

  1. “Don’t you agree?”

“Don’t you agree?” is a phrase that leaders can tack on to the end of a remark to seemingly invite discussion, while actually ensuring discussion does not happen.

“By virtue of their position and title, leaders have more power in the boss/employee relationship,” Conley said. “Saying ‘Don’t you agree?’ automatically puts the employee in an uncomfortable position of either choosing to agree with the boss even if they don’t, or confronting the boss in disagreement.”

It is possible for a boss to request feedback without signaling personal alliances. Conley suggests that a nonmanipulative way to do it is to ask, “What do you think?”

“That opens the door to the employee sharing their true thoughts and feelings in a safe and open environment,” Conley said.

 

The long-term impact of a manipulative boss

A manipulative boss can get you to adopt their mindset and stay at a bad job far longer than you should.

To get away from your boss’ influence, you can raise the issue to human resources, you can offset their bad behavior by remembering your values, or you can do what half of 7,272 Americans did in a Gallup study to escape their manager: They quit.

 

The preceding material was compiled and edited by Brandon Castillo.  The Editor-In-Chief is Gary Bryan.  The Radio Genius Show Prep Service is licensed for use on-air only by subscribing radio stations.  Other means of redistribution is forbidden.
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