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Born on this day!! Actor L.Q. Jones (“The Virginian”) is 95. Actor Debra Paget (“Love Me Tender”) is 89. Actor Diana Muldaur (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is 84. Actor Jill St. John is 82. Singer Billy J. Kramer is 79. Country singer-songwriter Eddy Raven is 78. Singer Ian Gillan of Deep Purple is 77. Actor Gerald McRaney is 75. Actor Jim Carter (“Downton Abbey”) is 74. Singer-guitarist Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass is 74. Bassist John Deacon of Queen is 71. Actor Jonathan Frakes (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is 70. Actor Peter Gallagher is 67. Actor Adam Arkin is 66. Singer-songwriter Gary Chapman is 65. Actor Martin Donovan is 65. Singer Ivan Neville is 63. Actor Eric Lutes (“Caroline In The City”) is 60. Actor John Stamos is 59. Actor Kyra Sedgwick is 57. Actor Kevin Dillon (“Entourage”) is 57. Country singer Lee Ann Womack is 56. Former MTV reporter Tabitha Soren is 55. Country singer Clay Walker is 53. Actor Matthew Perry (“Friends”) is 53. Rapper Fat Joe is 52. Actor Tracie Thoms (“Cold Case”) is 47. Actor Erika Christensen (“Parenthood”) is 40. Actor Melissa Fumero (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) is 40. Actor Tammin Sursok (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 39. Singer Karli Osborn (SHeDaisy) is 38. Rapper Romeo (formerly Lil’ Romeo) is 33. Actor Ethan Cutkosky (TV’s “Shameless”) is 23.


1812 – The U.S. frigate Constitution, Old Ironsides, defeated the British ship Guerriere during the War of 1812.
1934 – Germans voted to combine the roles of the chancellor and president, making Adolf Hitler Fuhrer.
1936 – Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca was shot by Franco’s soldiers during the Spanish Civil War.
1960 – American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was convicted of espionage in Moscow.
1977 – Comedian Groucho Marx died in Los Angeles at age 86.
2003 – U.N. special representative Sergio Vieira de Mello was one of 22 killed when a suicide car bomb struck the UN’s Baghdad headquarters.

Today Is: Aviation Day, “Black Cow” Root Beer Float Day, Coco Chanel Day, International Bow (Hair) Day, International Orangutan Day, Kool-Aid Day, Men’s Grooming Day, Talk Like Jar Jar Binks Day, World Humanitarian Day, World Photo Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Secret Celebrity Renovation  /  9:00 – Blue Bloods  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – America Ninja Warrior  /  10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  Shark Tank  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Killer Camp  /  9:00 – World’s Funniest Animals

TV Talk Shows

Stephen Colbert: Beto O’Rourke, Matilda Lawler (R 6/23/22)
Seth Meyers: Ethan Hawke, Joel Kim Booster, Iman Vellani, Art Cruz (R 7/26/22)
James Corden: Patrick Schwarzenegger, Tig Notaro, Dustin Nickerson (R 6/7/22)
The View: Manuel Oliver, guest co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin (R 7/13/22)
The Talk: Drew Carey (R 11/11/21)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Miles Teller, Leslie Odom Jr., Rhett McLaughlin & Link Neal, Andy Grammer, guest co-host Mark Consuelos
Ellen DeGeneres: Kristen Bell (R 1/31/22)
Kelly Clarkson: Alyssa Milano, Rose McIver, Keb’ Mo’ (R 1/18/22)
Tamron Hall: The Potash Twins, Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin, Johnny Wright (R 4/4/22)
Drew Barrymore: Michelle Buteau, Cori Bosco, Mikel Welch (R 3/11/22)

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

QUESTION: Will Mariah Carey be the exclusive “QUEEN OF CHRISTMAS??” She says the path is clear for her to copyright the year’s HOLIEST HOLIDAY!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Do you have FAMILY FIGHTS over how the dishwasher is loaded?? There are EXPERTS in this field, and they’re testifying in a UK DIVORCE TRIAL!! Really!


QUESTION: Are you curious about Ben and J Lo’s GEORGIA WEDDING this weekend?? Check out this exclusive on all the preparations for her FOURTH WEDDING!!


QUESTION: How do these celebrities keep their AMAZING BODIES? This Hollywood trainer has worked with MOST OF THEM, and here are his INSIDE TIPS!!!!!!!!!!!!
(From left) Jennifer Lopez, Chris Pratt, and Kim Kardashian are all Gunnar Peterson's clients.

QUESTION: WHAT did he say?? The head of Australia’s biggest subscription TV company called EMILIA CLARKE “short and dumpy” at a “GOT” premiere!!!!!!
Emilia Clarke

Gwyneth Paltrow To Guest On Shark Tank

Gwyneth Paltrow is set to guest star on ABC’s business-themed, competition series, Shark Tank, this fall.  Season 14 is to premiere on Sept. 23.  In addition to GOOP CEO and founder Paltrow, the show will also welcome Tony Xu, DoorDash CEO and co-founder, as a first-time guest judge.  Regular panelists Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary will rotate in the new episodes.  Also returning will be guest judges Emma Grede, CEO and co-founder of Good American, founding partner of SKIMS, and co-founder of Safely; Peter Jones from Dragon’s Den; Daniel Lubetzky, founder of KIND and co-founder of SOMOS Foods; and Kendra Scott, founder, executive chairwoman and chief creative officer of Kendra Scott, LLC.
****Wow!! Here comes the REAL shark!!!!
****In a related move, she’s launching a candle that smells like a shark’s vagina!!!
******By the way, very few “Shark Tank” winners ever go anywhere!!

Brad Pitt Reaches Katrina Settlement

Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation reached a $20.5 million settlement over Louisiana homes.  The TimesPicayune’s The New Orleans Advocate reported on Wednesday that each of the program’s 107 homeowners will be eligible to receive $25,000 as reimbursement for previous repairs of the shoddy homes, pending an approval by the judge.  Pitt founded the venture in 2007 with the help of award-winning architects two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city and essentially washed away what would become the Make It Right enclave.  The foundation began building the homes in 2008, eventually erecting 109 houses that provided residents the chance to return to the neighborhood they called home before the storm hit. The avant-garde dwellings were lauded as storm-safe, solar-powered, highly insulated and “green.”  The homes were priced at $150,000 to residents who received resettlement financing, government grants and donations from the foundation itself. The nonprofit, however, never met its goal of constructing 150 houses.  In the early stages, Pitt and his foundation was praised, but 10 years later, many residences are sharing complaints of sagging porches, mildewing wood and leaky roofs.  The Make It Right Foundation addressed the faulty flaws in architecture in the past. In 2015, Pitt’s charity sued the manufacturer of an ecologically friendly, water-resistant wood when the product did not withstand the Louisiana climate.
********Let’s keep it real: a lot of people who suck win awards!!!
*****Turns out that traditional builders might now wtf they’re doin’!!!!
*****At least Make It Right lived up to their name!!
*****No good deed goes unpunished!! (That’s gotta be in the Bible somewhere)
WAIT A MINUTE!! Brad didn’t pay.. another charity called Global Green footed the bill! STORY HERE!!

The Gosselin Family Is Still Feuding

Jon Gosselin has alleged that his ex-wife, Kate, stole $100,000 from their kids, but the reality star claims she merely “borrowed” the funds.  In legal documents obtained by The Sun, the “Kate Plus 8” star admitted to making two separate withdrawals of $50,000 from two of her kids’ trusts but said it was “to survive.”  In the 2019 court filing, Kate claimed that that assets from Hannah’s and Collin’s accounts were being used to “meet her and the children’s expenses,” but she ended up purchasing a $750,000 lakeside home in North Carolina that same year.  “It’s disgusting and it’s morally wrong,” Jon told The Sun.  “Parents are not supposed to withdraw any money from these accounts without permission and without drawing up paperwork that they will pay it back — but she has produced no paperwork and no payments have been made.  “You can’t just live off your kids’ money,” he added.  In the documents, Kate also claimed that her eight children actually owe her money because she paid for their private school tuition out of her pocket.  “So I mean I’m not looking to collect that but I borrowed $100,000 from the kids’ trust,” she claimed in the filing. “And it owes me $387,000 technically.” Jon claims Kate still hasn’t paid back Hannah or Collin’s trusts despite a judge ruling that she should make plans to do so.
**********If we’re worrying about the Gosselins, everything else must be pretty good!! But it’s not!!

Prince Harry Makes Surprise Visit To Africa

Prince Harry made a surprise solo visit to Africa on Wednesday – ahead of his upcoming trip to the United Kingdom and Germany with Meghan Markle next month.  He was photographed at the Vilankulo Airport. The following day, People confirmed Harry traveled to the continent in his role as President of African Parks, a non-profit conservation group that manages national parks across the continent.  Harry has been “welcoming and co-hosting a group of US officials, conservationists and philanthropists as they tour protected wildlife and nature areas,” his spokesperson told the outlet.  He took over the role in 2017, one year after he began working with African Parks.  Harry will be back in England with Meghan Markle in September, with an additional stop in Germany.
**********Why do the Africans need HIM to manage their parks???
********In the native language, the word “Harry” means “hair the color of a hyena!!”

William Shatner Is No Fan Of Elon Musk

William Shatner ripped into the Tesla executive Elon Musk, during a recent episode of “The Daily Show” segment “Dailyshowography,” calling him a “supervillain” and an “annoying dude.”  “He’s part Thomas Edison, part Iron Man, part annoying dude in the group chat, and he’s anything but your standard CEO,” Shatner said.  “[Musk is] a supervillain,” he added. “Yes, he’s the Technoking — as a joke. And soon, we’ll all be his serfs, but in a funny way.”  Shatner continued to poke fun at him during the political satire show’s segment, describing Musk’s youth as a young kid who “overcame many hardships, although, unlike other South African celebrities, he didn’t make his childhood into a whole thing.”  “Like so many tech entrepreneurs, he earned his unimaginable wealth by doing something invaluable for society,” he said. “Selling a start-up you’ve never heard of to a company that doesn’t exist anymore.” He then teased Musk for having a “midlife crisis” during his 20s and for crashing his “supercar,” around the time he began his own record label to release EDM music.  “A banger all the more impressive considering Musk had clearly never heard music before,” he said. “Yes, Elon Musk refuses to stay in his lane, much like a Tesla on auto-pilot.”
**********OK… does Shatner have any room to talk??? Have you heard HIS music??
*****Bill later claimed that he was an outer space “expert” after flying the Enterprise for all those years!!
******His most impressive accomplishment: when he was weightless, his toupee didn’t fly off!!

BONUS PIC: Why does Kim Kardashian style her hair to look like DEVIL HORNS??


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!


“I was raised as a member of the community, not as just myself and my family.  It’s one of the luckiest things about my life.”-Jennifer Garner, on why she gives back.

“My weakness in life has always been men, and -a lot of women do this-you sell out for a guy.  A lot of my life was chasing unattainable men, and it got me nowhere.”-Jennifer Coolidge.

“’Deluxe’ kind of sounds like a Happy Meal of some sort….’Deluxe’ wasn’t going to work.”-LL Cool J, on almost using “Deluxe” as his rap name.



Rare Purple Pearl Found

A Pennsylvania man eating with his family at a Delaware restaurant made a surprising discovery inside of a clam: a purple pearl.  Scott Overland of Phoenixville was eating at the Salt Air restaurant in Rehoboth Beach with his wife and children when the discovery was made inside a northern quahog clam.  “At first my wife thought it was, like, a bead, or one of those — it looked like one of those ‘Dot’ candies on the paper,” Overland told WCAU-TV. “We thought the chef dropped something in there.”  The family soon realized the object was a pearl.  “We had never heard of a pearl in a clam. I always thought they came in oysters,” Overland told Delaware Online.  Ballard Clams and Oysters spokesman Tim Parsons said both oysters and clams are known to produce pearls. He said he hears of diners making similar discoveries two or three times a year.  See the video HERE.
*********Is this some kind of sex joke?? We don’t get it!!
*******Don’t keep us in suspense!! How much is it worth????
******Purple pearls are often produced by clams who drink grape juice!!

Longest Hair

The Florida woman who holds the Guinness World Record for longest locks said her tendrils of hair have now reached a length of 110 feet.  Asha Mandela, 60, was first awarded the record for longest locks (locs) in 2009, when her locks were measured at 19 feet and 6.5 inches, and the record-holder said her hair has now reached a length of 110 feet.  Mandela, who lives in Clermont, said she first started growing her locks when she moved to the United States from Trinidad and Tobago more than 40 years ago.  “I don’t like the term dreadlocks because I don’t think there’s anything dread about my locks,” Mandela told Guinness World Records. “I refer to my own hair as my royal crown of locs or my cobra.”  Mandela said she usually carries her hair around in a cloth sling to prevent her locks from dragging on the ground or straining her neck.  “When I’m ready to go into my sleep chamber with my cobra baby, I would have them tied up in a little sack and we cuddle and talk to each other,” she said.  Mandela’s husband, Emmanuel Chege, a professional lock stylist from Nairobi, Kenya, spends hours each week on maintaining Mandela’s hair. See the video HERE.
*******When she gets done washing her hair, she has to start all over again!!
*****She buys conditioner in 55-gallon drums!!
*******Her hair has started to demand its own rights!!

Monkey Dials 911

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office believes it was a little Capuchin monkey that called 911 from a zoo last Saturday night.  The call disconnected and dispatchers tried to call and text back but there was no response, so deputies were sent to investigate, the office said in a social media post.  The address turned out to be the Zoo to You near Paso Robles, but the deputies found that no one there made the call.  They finally deduced that a Capuchin monkey named Route had apparently picked up the zoo’s cellphone, which was in a golf cart used to move about the property.  “We’re told Capuchin monkeys are very inquisitive and will grab anything and everything and just start pushing buttons,” the office’s post said.
******The monkey said he called “because I’m being held captive in a ZOO!!!”

Dad Wrangles Alligator Before School

A Missouri City, Texas, man was forced to wrangle an alligator after it blocked his front door ahead of his daughter’s first day of school.  Mike Trinh, who owns a seafood restaurant when he is not wrestling wildlife, told Houston’s KPRC-TV that his daughter found the alligator right outside of their home, preventing her from getting in the car to go to school.  “I woke up this morning groggy. I’m ready to just take my kids to school. It’s my daughter’s first day in middle school,” Trinh told the news station. “So she runs back [saying], ‘Dad! There’s an alligator in the front door!’ I’m thinking she’s joking, not wanting to go to school. I say, ‘Just stop! We’re going to school today. Just stop it.'”  Upon further investigation, though, Trinh found that his daughter was telling the truth — there was indeed a large alligator laying on their driveway.  Trinh called multiple wildlife rescue facilities, but none of them were able to make it out to tend to the alligator, he said.  Determined to get his daughter to school, Trinh said that he channeled the late Steve Irwin, whose show The Crocodile Hunter he would watch consistently, to figure out a solution.  Knowing that covering the alligator’s eyes would help calm it down, Trinh threw a towel over the animal’s head.  “First one, missed! Second one, kind of a miss!” he said. “And you could see the alligator [was angry] — its mouth was open.”  Following this, he was able to get around the alligator to get his daughter to school, but when he returned home, the creature was still there.
********What a great excuse not to go to school!!!
*****Did he write a note?? “We had to wrestle an alligator to get her here!!”






7 Things You Should Ask Your Kids About Their Social Media Accounts



What accounts do you have?

“Some parents are genuinely unaware of what their kids are doing on social media,“ Sinclair-McBride said. “This basic question gives them a place to start. Parents can research information about the different social media platforms their kid is on and help them manage their accounts in safe and developmentally optimal ways.”  However, as you broach the topic, don’t just immediately jump in with this question.

“It shouldn’t be an interrogation ― it should be a conversation,” said Kristene Geering, director of education at Parent Lab. “In fact, it should be a series of conversations.”  She recommended first connecting with them about something in your own social media world by saying something like, “I had to put my phone down today because someone said something on Facebook that made me so mad!”

“After they’re done laughing at you because you still use Facebook, you can ask what social media platforms they use and why,” Geering suggested.


What’s your favorite video/photo/meme right now?

Ask your child to show you one or a few recent videos, photos or memes that they saw on platforms like TikTok or Instagram and particularly liked.

“This gives you a peek into what’s popular in your kid’s world,” Sinclair-McBride said. “Parents can learn more about their kid’s interests and connect on a deeper level about what brings them joy. They can also, if applicable, begin a discussion about potential pitfalls with that piece of content ― is it misinformation? Discriminatory? Showing a dangerous idea as a prank?” Susan G. Groner, founder of The Parenting Mentor and author of “Parenting with Sanity & Joy,” similarly suggested asking your child to show you which accounts or profiles they like the best and why ― as well as which ones they like the least and why ― to encourage critical thinking. Consider asking why they continue to follow the accounts they like the least.  “These questions create conversation and provide kids with a healthy framework for thinking about what they are viewing,” she said. “I’d recommend the parent answer the questions as well, and show your kids the accounts you most like or dislike.”


Who are the friends you talk to the most on social media?

Talk to your child about the social component of social media as well. Sinclair-McBride suggested asking, “Who are the friends you talk to the most on social media?”  “This gives you insight into your child’s social world,” she explained. “Does their most contacted group on social media match up with their in-person friend group? Why or why not? Any new-to-you people mentioned? Can your child tell you more about them?”  Psychotherapist Noel McDermott similarly advised inquiring about the people they encounter on social media and how they feel about them.

“Find out what they like about the various spaces they inhabit, who else is there, which ones are real world friends, and which are not,” he advised. “Ask about their standing and status in the spaces and what they are trying to achieve and if anyone is upsetting them.”


Are your accounts private?

“Privacy is a big deal on the internet, but it’s hard for some kids to understand this as they were born into a digital world where everything feels accessible and even celebrities can feel ‘known,’” Sinclair-McBride said. “It’s best for accounts to be private so that your kid (with your help if age appropriate) can screen new followers and requests.”  Organizations like Common Sense Media offer helpful tips for talking to kids about internet safety and otherwise keeping them safe online. Avoid fear-mongering and just focus on giving useful information.

“Our kids need to know how to engage with social media in a manner which is healthy and safe. They need to know what to do should they feel unsafe,” said Dr. Khadijah Booth Watkins, associate director of the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital.  She advised asking, “Do you know what to do if someone is mistreating you or if you feel unsafe online?” Then, encourage them to come to you or another trusted adult if a bad situation arises.


How do you feel when you use social media?

One of the most valuable things parents can do when it comes to social media is to encourage their children to think about how engaging with it makes them feel.  “You can find out if they’re comparing themselves to others and have a conversation about how that works out online and off,” Geering said. “You can see if they’re feeling down or isolated when they’re using the platforms, and also if there are things that help them feel upbeat and good about themselves.”  Talk about their underlying reasons for being on social media and ask what they think the pros and cons are. Groner suggested looking up different articles and studies about social media usage together to figure out what makes sense for them. Try to help them understand the difference between reality and what we see online.

“We look at a post and then tell ourselves a story about what we see. Often, the story is mostly fantasy,” said Groner, who cited a story she heard while leading a workshop for 13-year-old girls.  “One girl had asked another to do something on a Sunday morning and was told she was having brunch alone with her family,” she recalled. “It just so happened that another friend was doing the same and when they both posted brunch pics on Instagram, this girl felt lied to and left out. Why? She told herself a story that these girls were together. In fact, they were not.”

Of course, you might find your child is using social media in a way that feels healthy and positive, but if they aren’t, ask them what their goals are, what they’d like to get out of it. Then, work together to figure out what they can do differently to achieve these goals.  “Help them think about what their values are and how they might take actions that are better aligned with their values ― like unfollowing accounts that leave them feeling badly and following accounts that leave them feeling good,” said Dr. Neha Chaudhary, a child and adolescent psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and chief medical officer at the teen mental health company BeMe.


What do you like to post?

Ask your child about the kinds of things they like to post on social media. This will give you a window into how they like to present themselves to others.  “Conversations about social media should be ongoing,” Booth Watkins said. “As you are having conversations, help them to think about their purpose and the image they want to present. Help them think about who they’re posting for and potential reactions.”

Encourage them to think critically about what they share, even if it just means taking a moment before hitting “post.”  “As young people are not focused on the future, help them consider how they can insert a pause before posting to lessen the likelihood of posting something that they will regret or that would impact them negatively,” Booth Watkins said.

If they like to share photos of themselves, talk about which photos they like to post and which ones they don’t. Ask what they want others to think about them based on the pictures they choose.   “Asking your kids about whether or not they feel comfortable posting photos on their accounts without filters might open the door to a conversation about how comfortable they feel with themselves in general or whether they fear judgment from particular peers,” Chaudhary said. “By using social media as a conversation starter, you’re acknowledging that technology use might be important to your teen, while potentially learning more about what they experience in general, especially from a mental health perspective.”


Have you seen anything on social media that you’d like to talk to me about?

Make it clear you’re there for them if they ever want to talk about anything they see online. Open the floor for them to share any issues that have arisen ― or consider even sharing your concerns about what they might encounter.  Sinclair-McBride advised saying something like, “Have you seen anything on social media that you’d like to talk to me about? Some kids have seen for example [insert content you are concerned about] so I was wondering if you have ever seen it.”

Give them the opportunity to let you know about any worries and then offer your support and help. Again, show curiosity and care, not judgment.  “It’s important to try to stay as calm as possible if your child answers yes to this question, and thank them for their honesty,” Sinclair-McBride said. “You can’t help or correct a problem if you don’t know, so your kid telling the truth in a situation like this is always something to praise.”  Try not to get too bogged down in fears and hypotheticals around social media ― you risk letting that negativity infuse your conversations with your kids.  “While it’s true that social media is a relatively new sphere of worry for parents ― especially parents of tweens and teens ― I think it’s important to keep the bigger picture in mind,” Geering said. “There are all sorts of dangerous waters our kids have to navigate out in the world. Social media is one more item to add to an already pretty long list. When we create lasting, healthy relationships with our kids, teaching them the tools they need to cope with the bad days that come along with the good, the odds of seeing our little ones grow into happy, healthy adults are a lot higher.”


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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