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Born on this day!! Country singer Bobby Bare is 86. Singer Charlie Thomas of The Drifters is 84. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola is 83. Actor Roberta Shore (“The Virginian”) is 78. Singer Patricia Bennett of The Chiffons is 74. Singer-guitarist John Oates of Hall and Oates is 73. Drummer John Dittrich of Restless Heart is 70. Singer Janis Ian is 70. Actor Jackie Chan is 67. Actor Russell Crowe is 57. Singer Mark Kibble of Take 6 is 57. Actor Bill Bellamy (“Last Comic Standing,” ″Fastlane”) is 56. Drummer Charlie Hall of The War on Drugs is 47. Singer-bassist John Cooper of Skillet is 46. Actor Heather Burns (“Miss Congeniality”) is 46. Actor Kevin Alejandro (“Lucifer,” ″Southland”) is 45. Actor Sian Clifford (“Fleabag”) is 39. Bassist Ben McKee of Imagine Dragons is 36. Contemporary Christian singer Tauren Wells is 35. Actor Ed Speleers (“Downton Abbey”) is 33. Actor Conner Rayburn (“According to Jim”) is 22.


1862 – Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the battle of Shiloh.
1913 – 5,000 suffragists march to the Capitol in Washington, D.C. , seeking the vote for women.
1927 – U.S. secretary of commerce Herbert Hoover’s Washington speech was seen and heard in New York in the first long-distance television transmission.
1943 – LSD was first produced at Sandoz Laboratorie in Basil, Switzerland, by Albert Hoffman.
1948 – The World Health Organization, a UN agency, was founded.
1949 – Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize winner, South Pacific opened on Broadway.
1994 – Hutu extremists in Rwanda began massacring ethnic Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus. In 100 days of killing, an estimated 800,000 are murdered.
2003 – Cécile de Brunhoff, creator of Babar the elephant, died.
2009 – Vermont becomes the fourth U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage, just days after Iowa becomes the third.

Today Is: National Bookmobile Day, Childhelp National Day of Hope, Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide, International Beaver Day, International Snailpapers Day, Metric System Day, National Beer Day, National Bookmobile Day, National Girl Me Too Day, National Handmade Day, National Making The First Move Day, National Walking Day, Paraprofessional Appreciation Day, No Housework Day, World Health Day, World Health Organization Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Tough As Nails  /  9:00 – SEAL Team  /  10:00 – SWAT
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  / 9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
– 8:00 –  The Goldbergs  /  8:30 – Home Economics  /  9:00 – The Conners  /  9:30 – The Conners /  10:00 – A Million Little Things
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer  /  9:00 – Game Of Talents
CW – 8:00 –  Kung Fu  /  9:00 – Nancy Drew

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Luke Bryan, Katey Sagal
Jimmy Fallon: Denis Leary, Cristin Milioti, Rod Wave
Stephen Colbert: Leslie Odom Jr., Michio Kaku
Seth Meyers: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Diane von Furstenberg (R 3/17/21)
James Corden: Kenan Thompson, Julien Baker
Lilly Singh: Amber Ruffin
Conan: Lil Rel Howery
Watch What Happens Live: Elizabeth Perkins, Margaret Josephs
The View: Day of Hot Topics
The Talk: Lily Tomlin (R 1/28/21)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Denis Leary, Dr. Jennifer Ashton
Ellen DeGeneres: Don Johnson, Nicole Byer
Wendy Williams: Vivica A. Fox (R 2/10/21)
The Real: Women who have changed the world by making a positive impact on society
Kelly Clarkson: Kevin Bacon, Bailee Madison, Hello Sunday
Tamron Hall: Kate Mara, Nick Robinson, Hannah Fidell, Lorraine Bracco (R 11/11/20)
Drew Barrymore: Lee Daniels

WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!

QUESTION: WHO could replace Gavin Newsom as governor of California?? We know who WANTS TO!!! Do the words “Governor Caitlyln Jenner” sound good????


QUESTION: Why, oh WHY did Rege-Jean Page leave Bridgerton after just one season?? Hollywood is aflame with rumors.. and the Hollywood Reporters has ’em!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Why is YAHOO ANSWERS shutting down after 16 years?? Because people ask the DUMBEST questions! Like “Am I older than my older brother???”


QUESTION: Ever find something WEIRD in your FOOD?? This 6-year-old boy swears he found a BULLET in his FLAMING HOT CHEETOS!! Frito-Lay says, “Weird!”


QUESTION: Why would Sheryl Underwood tell lies about Sharon Osbourne, especially when Sharon’s got PROOF to show that she reached out to her??? Huh?????
Sharon Osbourne shares texts proving she did apologize to Sheryl Underwood

Prince Harry Producing Netflix Series

British royal Prince Harry will executive produce a Netflix series about the Invictus GamesNetflix said in a press release Tuesday that Archewell Productions, the production company Harry launched with his wife, Meghan Markle, in October, will produce the docuseries Heart of Invictus.  Heart of Invictus hails from director Orlando von Einsiedel and producer Joanna Natasegara. The series marks Archewell’s first series with Netflix since Harry and Markle signed a multi-year deal with the company in September.  The Invictus Games is an international sporting event featuring competitors who are wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and veterans. Heart of Invictus follows a group of competitors as they prepare for the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, which will now take place in 2022.  “Since the very first Invictus Games back in 2014, we knew that each competitor would contribute in their own exceptional way to a mosaic of resilience, determination, and resolve. This series will give communities around the world a window into the moving and uplifting stories of these competitors on their path to the Netherlands next year,” Prince Harry said.  “As Archewell Productions’ first series with Netflix, in partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation, I couldn’t be more excited for the journey ahead or prouder of the Invictus community for continuously inspiring global healing, human potential and continued service,” he added.  Harry will appear on camera and executive produce the series.
******His next series will be called “Help!! I’m Being Held Hostage!!!”
*****Yes, they are making $250 million from Netflix, but it’s strictly as a public service!!
*****Their company is called “Archewell.. have all your money!!”

Mossimo’s Kids Picked Him Up From Jail

Olivia Jade Giannulli and her siblings had a special errand to run Friday when their father, Mossimo Giannulli, was released from prison.  The famed designer and husband of actress Lori Loughlin was released early from his five-month sentence for taking part in the college admission scandal. Loughlin has already served her time.  In addition to Olivia Jade, 21, Giannulli shares a 22-year-old daughter, Isabella Rose, with Loughlin. He also has a son in his 30s, Gianni, from a previous relationship.  The three siblings went together to pick up their father, Gianni told Extra recently. They picked him up as early as possible, at 8:30 a.m.  Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose initially planned on allowing Gianni to pick their father up alone, but changed their mind last minute and surprised their father.  The siblings spent the night in a hotel in Santa Barbara County on Thursday night in order to avoid Los Angeles traffic.
*****Nothing brings a family together like picking dad up from prison!! Don’t ask how we know!!
******Olivia and Isabella thought they might meet some “hot inmates,” so they went along!!
******Lori was at home, deleting all the texts from her phone!! 

Aaron Rodgers Would Love To Host Jeopardy More Often

Aaron Rodgers is officially campaigning to be the permanent host of “Jeopardy!”   He is one of many guest hosts tapped to run the show in the absence of its late longtime regular host, Alex Trebek. Trebek died in November 2020 after battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer for more than a year. Rodgers began guest hosting the show this week and is already infatuated with the position.  During an appearance on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio show “The Pat McAfee Show,” the Green Bay Packers quarterback was asked about his ever-growing hair and beard. Like many, Rodgers has been growing his hair out during the coronavirus quarantine as many barber shops are closed down.   The host asked whether or not he would end his 10-month long hair-growing streak in order to host “Jeopardy!”  “I thought about it. I also thought about shaving to a mustache to honor Alex, but my hair wasn’t long enough that I could do something with it,” he explained. “It felt like we had a nice comb over going that didn’t look too distracting. So, I just decided to kind of go with my usual stubble.”  Rodgers explained that he at least cleaned up his look a bit for the “Jeopardy!” hosting gig and noted that he’d be willing to do more in order to make the job permanent.  “I decided to kinda clean that up a little bit. There was conversation. I think there was a lot of people that wanted me to kind of shave to the skin… I don’t do that a whole lot, but if that was a prereq to get the full time gig, no problem with it at all, no problem with it at all.”  When the host asked if that statement was the start of his campaign to take over for Trebek for good, Rodgers doubled down on his stance.  “I would love to be the host of ‘Jeopardy!,’ yes,” he said.
*******Hey.. if you don’t ask, you don’t get!!!
********We’ll take “Manly Forthrightness” for $1,000!!!
*******If he gets it, will there be a lot more sports categories???

Kim Kardashian Is Now A Billionaire

Kim Kardashian is officially a billionaire.  Forbes announced her inclusion on the World’s Billionaires list for the first time Tuesday, citing her two lucrative businesses, KKW Beauty and Skims, as well as cash from “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and endorsement deals.  Kardashian’s worth increased from $780 million in October to $1 billion.  She launched KKW Beauty in 2017 after seeing the success of half-sister Kylie Jenner’s makeup company, Kylie Cosmetics.  “It’s the first time I’ve moved away from having licensing deals and transitioned into being an owner,” Kardashian told Forbes in 2017, when she announced her cosmetics line. She went on to sell 20 percent of KKW Beauty to Coty for $200 million, which put the value of her company at $1 billion.
*****This is a load off our mind!!! We were worried!!!
*****She’s got money coming out the wazoo!! And that’s a big wazoo!!
******Now Kanye’s going, “Damn!! I should ask for support!!”

Jerry O’Connell Zooms In The Tub

Jerry O’Connell appeared at a Zoom fundraiser from his bathtub this week.  An attendee at the event for New York homelessness charity ACE quipped, “He made quite a splash.”  Apparently “The Real Housewives of New York City” star Luann de Lesseps was among the guests who got a kick from his sudsy appearance.  The event raised cash for Henry Buhl’s charity, which has been struggling to fundraise during the pandemic.  ACE, or the Association of Community Employment, works with homeless men and women throughout New York City, “providing job training, work experience and a lifetime support network to help our program participants achieve their goals and establish economic independence.”
********Let’s hope his career didn’t go down the drain!!
*******TIP: Don’t let the computer fall into the water!

ARod Missing From JLo Article

Jennifer Lopez graces the cover of InStyle magazine and the story features glowing quotes from her exes — but her on-again fiancé Alex Rodriguez is noticeably missing.  J.Lo’s ex-husband Marc Anthony and former fiancé Ben Affleck were quoted in a new profile piece titled, “Jennifer Lopez In Her Own Words (and Everyone Else’s).”  But there are no quotes from A-Rod, nor any sign of her giant $1.8 million diamond engagement ring from him.  A media insider told us of the absence of Rodriguez in the InStyle piece, “This InStyle cover story was meant to help promote Jennifer’s movie ‘Marry Me.’ But the movie release date was pushed back to February 22 because of Covid.  “This story was done months ago, so it seems to indicate that Jennifer and Alex have been having problems for months.  “How else would her ex-husband and ex-fiancé be included, but not her current fiancé?”  Lopez is also pictured numerous times in the InStyle piece wearing an array of diamond rings from Tiffany & Co., but not her enormous emerald cut diamond engagement ring from Rodriguez.
*******She’s so ungrateful!!!!
******They couldn’t quote A Rod because he couldn’t think of anything to say… except “Sorrry…”
*******She thought he’d be gone by the time the movie came out!! Somebody screwed up the schedule!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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They’re Not All That:  Rachael & Daniel Done-(National Enquirer)

The 15-year marriage of Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies is officially over now that their divorce is final, nearly two years after they separated.  The “She’s All That” actress, 41, and the “Vampire Diaries” actor, 45, have joint legal and physical custody of Charlotte, 7, and Theodore, 5, according to court records-and will split expenses for their two dogs and two cats!

Brosnan Terrifying For Pregnant Comic-(Globe)

Timing is everything!  “Broad City” star Ilana Glazer, 34, and husband David Rooklin are happily expecting their first baby, ironically right before the June debut of the funnygal’s upcoming Hulu horror thriller, “False Positive,” starring a scary Pierce Brosnan.  “This was not supposed to happen this way, but it’s just so eerie and cosmically funny that it has,” spills the pregnant comedian.  “I’m lucky; I’m in control, unlike our protagonist.  I don’t feel like I’m having the rug pulled out from under me in any way.”  In her fictional scenario, Ilana and her on-screen husband, played by Jen Aniston’s ex Justin Theroux, go on a nightmarish IVF journey at the hands of a dashing fertility doc, played by the former James Bond hottie.  Sounds like Pierce now has license to thrill!

Totally Smitten:  Kourtney & Travis-(Us Weekly)

Kourtney Kardashian is officially in love with Travis Barker.  The reality star, 41-who recently confessed her feelings for the Blink-182 drummer, 45, in a sweet note-“has been telling friends she has never been in a relationship [this] easy,” a source says, noting that her famous family “thinks he’s The One” too.  “They fit together so well and are absolutely in it for the long haul.”

Orlando’s High-Maintenance Life!-(Star)

Taking self-care to the max, Orlando Bloom invited some serious online mockery when he shared his exacting daily routine with a U.K. paper March 21.  “Genuinely thought the Orlando Bloom interview was a spoof,” read one tweet.  “Is it really not?”  Others compared the fastidious Pirates of the Caribbean star to American Psycho’s skincare-obsessed serial killer.  Giving Gwyneth “GOOP” Paltrow a run for her millions, the 44-year-old follows 20 minutes of Buddhist chanting with green powders mixed with brain octane oil, collagen and protein, then goes for a hike before he “earns” his breakfast porridge (made with hazelnut milk, vanilla paste, goji berries and vegan protein powder, naturally!)

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“I feel like I’m scared all the time!  I’m scared of drowning.  I’m scared of the dark.  I don’t like spiders or cockroaches or mice.”-Rachel Brosnahan, revealing her biggest fears.

“Nial [Horan]’s my favorite.  Niall makes better music than me.”-Zayn Malik on which One Direction member’s songs he likes the most.

“At the end of the day, everything in my life is about or related to sauce.  There’s never enough sauce.  Especially, when you order food and they forget the sauce…..dinner is ruined.  I’m devastated.  Send.  My.  Sauce.”-Ashley Graham, sharing her love of condiments.


Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, 39, welcomed her third child, son Lucas Philip, with husband Mike Tindall, 42.  The two, already parents to daughters Mia, 7, and Lena, 2, were home when Zara suddenly delivered the baby in their bathroom with the help of a friend and two midwives.

Loser of the Week-(In Touch)

Dr. Oz

Former Jeopardy! contestants and fans call for his removal, accusing the celebrity doc of dispensing dubious health advice over the years.



Cow Falls Into Swimming Pool

Emergency responders in Australia were called to a rural home where a cow had fallen into a backyard pool and appeared unable to climb back out.  The New South Wales State Emergency Service said responders were summoned to Gilgandra, in the Orana region, on Saturday evening to rescue a 660-pound cow stuck in the pool.  “We suspect something startled her and she ran through a panel straight into the water,” Geoff Kiehne, SES Commander for the Gilgandra Unit, told 9 News. “When we arrived the cow was quite happy and very content in the pool and she was just in the shallow end of the pool.”  Kiehne said the rescuers attempted to get the cow to help them with the rescue.  “Because the cow was quite relaxed and appeared very good-natured, we thought we could coax her to walk up the steps of the pool,” he said. “We didn’t want to distress her because it’s much easier working with a cow that’s cooperative than one that’s not being cooperative.”  See the pic HERE.
*******A Rod knows that!!!
*****She was milking the situation for all it was worth!!
******When hey arrived, the cow was wearing an 8-piece bikini!!

Naval Mine Found On Florida Beach

A Florida sheriff’s deputy patrolling on a popular beach made an unexpected discovery: a naval mine washed up in the sand.  The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said a patrolling deputy discovered the suspected military explosive training device washed up on the beach early Sunday morning in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.  The mine had the word “inert” written on it, indicating it was likely a dummy mine for training purposes, but experts said the word is not a guarantee that the mine wasn’t an active explosive.  The sheriff’s office bomb squad and U.S. Air Force personnel were summoned to the scene.  The mine was carefully moved from the sand to a trailer. It was taken away by the Air Force for further investigation.
*******The mine said to itself, “Where should I wash up?? I know! FLORIDA!!!”
********They were waiting to see if someone would drive up and say, “That mine is mine!!”
*******If you wanna touch something and watch it explode, try Mike Tyson!!!

Super Mario Bros Game Sells Big

A Texas-based auction house announced a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System sold for $660,000 — the highest price ever fetched for a video game.  Heritage Auctions, based in Dallas, said the copy of Super Mario Bros. that was sold as part of the Comics & Comic Art Auction during the weekend was part of a short run that was produced in 1986, before Nintendo switched from shrink-wrapped packaging to a sticker seal.  “Since the production window for this copy and others like it was so short, finding another copy from this same production run in similar condition would be akin to looking for single drop of water in an ocean. Never say never, but there’s a good chance it can’t be done,” Valarie McLeckie, video games director for Heritage Auctions, said in a statement.  The video game had been purchased as a Christmas gift in 1986, but it ended up spending 35 years untouched in a desk drawer.
*********So they basically paid that much because of the packaging?? That’s $660,000 for shrink wrap and a BOX???
TOPIC: What do you have that could be really, really valuable??
Remember: buy two of everything, and keep one unopened!!!

Cereal Box Record

A South Carolina elementary school broke a Guinness World Record when it successfully set up 3,730 cereal boxes in the cafeteria and toppled them like dominoes.  The Beaufort County School District said Red Cedar Elementary School in Bluffton amassed 6,153 cereal boxes in the cafeteria and attempted to cause them all to fall in a chain reaction.  The fifth attempt resulted in 3,730 of the boxes falling, which was enough to break the previous Guinness World Record of 3,416 boxes.  The cereal boxes were then donated to local charity Bluffton Self Help.  “We estimate it’s about 32,000 to 40,000 meals right here that these kids are providing back to the community,” Kim Hall, executive director of Bluffton Self Help, told WSAV-TV. “It’s really incredible, meaningful and spectacular to be a part of this whole process.”  See the video HERE.
********These kids are a bunch of Corn Pops!!!
******That’s a lot of Cap’n Crunch!!!
****By the way, why he is still a captain?? Shouldn’t he be ADMIRAL Crunch by now???







5 Foods That’ll Boost Your Energy (And 5 Surprising Foods That’ll Drain It)

Huffington Post


Energy-Boosting Foods


Black Beans

This affordable pantry staple packs a punch in the nutrition department. “Not only are black beans delicious and versatile, they are an excellent source of plant-based protein, gut-healthy fiber and energy-boosting carbs,” Meredith Price, plant-based registered dietitian nutritionist at Priceless Nutrition & Wellness, told HuffPost. “They’re also a great source of iron, which is important for energy as iron plays a role in hemoglobin, which helps carry oxygen in the bloodstream around the body.” She notes that a dish with black beans makes a great post-workout meal, as it will replenish your protein and carb stores and give you energy to take on the rest of the day.



“These portable fruits are a great way to quickly get a boost of energy from their naturally occurring sugar, fructose, which is a carbohydrate,” Price said. As an added plus, bananas are easily digested. “The fructose gets turned into glucose and enters our bloodstream where our cells, especially our brain cells, can use it for quick energy,” she added.



There are so many easy, delicious ways to prepare eggs ― just throw in a complex carb and some veggies and you’re good to go. “Eggs are a cheap powerhouse of complete protein and nutrients that help with energy metabolism and slow sugar absorption in the bloodstream when paired with carbohydrate foods,” said Jonathan Valdez, owner of Genki Nutrition and New York City media spokesperson for the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.



While you may not think of water as a food, two of the registered dietitian nutritionists interviewed for this story praised water, so it’s worth mentioning. “One of the biggest signs of dehydration is fatigue, because your body is running low on fluids, which means oxygen isn’t getting to where it needs to go quick enough,” Price said. “Keeping yourself well-hydrated with water can quickly turn that fatigue into a boost of energy, especially if you continuously drink all day, regardless of if you’re thirsty.” She notes that the general recommendation is to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water (75 ounces of water per day for a 150-pound person).

“If your urine is darker than a pale yellow, you aren’t drinking enough,” Valdez said. He added that being dehydrated can often be mistaken for hunger and will also leave you fatigued.



For a high-protein, energy-boosting snack, pistachios are a great option. “They’re a complete plant protein and offer 6 grams of protein per quarter-cup serving,” Gorin said. “This means that they help fuel your body with essential amino acids. Plus, pistachios also provide fiber and better-for-you unsaturated fats. This trio of protein, fiber and fat helps keep you fuller for longer and provides sustained energy.”


Energy-Draining Foods


Caffeine/Energy Drinks

While this may seem counterintuitive, Valdez points out that consuming these types of beverages later in the afternoon can keep you from getting a good night’s sleep and leave you tired the next day. “In addition, when large amounts are consumed at once, it can lead to a caffeine crash five hours after consumption, especially when the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep is not achieved,” he said. “It is recommended to not drink caffeine within eight hours of your planned sleep.”



For a midday boost, step away from the candy. “I love candy just as much as the next person, but I wouldn’t eat it for an energizing snack,” Gorin said. “Sugary candy provides a momentary burst of energy, but then results in an energy zap.”



If you’ve ever felt sleepy after eating a steak dinner, you’re not alone ― and there’s a reason why. “If you order an 8-ounce steak at a restaurant, you’ll be getting a ton of protein (around 40 grams) and a lot of fat,” Price said. “Since the body can only utilize 25 grams of protein in one sitting, after eating a steak your body has to go into overdrive digesting and metabolizing this extra protein.” She added that since protein isn’t the body’s preferred energy source, it will either be excreted or stored as fat. “For these reasons, your energy will be drained and you’ll likely feel sluggish and overly full.”


Fruit Smoothies

A fruit-filled smoothie may seem like a convenient, healthy meal replacement or snack, but without the right balance of ingredients your blood sugar levels will spike and you’ll feel hungry accompanied by an energy slump shortly afterward. “Smoothies remove the natural fiber content of whole fruits,” Valdez said. “The fiber and chewing required for whole fruits slow down the absorption of sugars into the bloodstream. Without the fiber and time lag of chewing, quick consumption can lead to high sugars in the blood followed by a sugar crash from the release and then work of insulin.”


Low-Calorie Frozen Meals

“If you’re relying on one of these freezer meals for lunch or dinner, you may notice that some of them are around 300 calories (or less!) while being extremely high in sodium,” Price said. In addition to not providing enough calories for a full meal (and therefore not sufficiently fueling your body), she points out that the high amounts of sodium will lead to water retention, bloating and an overall feeling of fatigue. “If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to cook, aim for a frozen meal that’s at least 450-500 calories and has less than 20 percent of the daily value of sodium.”


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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