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Born on this day!! Vocalist Yoko Ono is 89. Singer Herman Santiago of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers is 81. Singer Irma Thomas is 81. Actor Jess Walton (“The Young and the Restless”) is 76. Singer Dennis DeYoung (Styx) is 75. Actor Cybill Shepherd is 72. Singer Randy Crawford is 70. Drummer Robbie Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is 69. Actor John Travolta is 68. Actor John Pankow (“Mad About You”) is 67. Game show hostess Vanna White (“Wheel of Fortune”) is 65. Actor Jayne Atkinson (“Criminal Minds”) is 63. Actor Greta Scacchi is 62. Actor Matt Dillon is 58. Rapper Dr. Dre is 57. Actor Molly Ringwald is 54. Guitarist-keyboardist Trevor Rosen of Old Dominion is 47. Actor Ike Barinholtz (“The Mindy Project”) is 45. Actor Kristoffer Polaha (“Ringer,” “Life Unexpected”) is 45. Guitarist Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek is 45. Actor Tyrone Burton (“The Parent ‘Hood”) is 43. Musician Regina Spektor is 42. Bassist Zac Cockrell of Alabama Shakes is 34. Actor Shane Lyons (“All That”) is 34. Actor Sarah Sutherland (“Veep”) is 34. Actor Maiara Walsh (“Desperate Housewives”) is 34.


1546 – Martin Luther, German leader of the Protestant Reformation, died.
1564 – Michelangelo Buonarotti, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect, died.
1885 – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was published.
1930 – Pluto, the ninth planet in the solar system, was discovered by American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh.
1953 – The first 3-D movie, Bwana Devil, opened in New York.
2001 – Dale Earnhardt, Sr., died from injuries sustained at the Daytona 500.
2001 – FBI agent Robert Philip Hanssen was arrested and charged with spying for Russia.

Today Is: Battery Day, Cow Milked While Flying In An Airplane Day, Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, National Caregivers Day, National Drink Wine Day, National Hate Florida Day, No One Eats Alone Day, Pluto  Day (Planet is Discovered by Clyde Tombaugh), World Information Architecture Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Celebrity Big Brother  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – Winter Olympics
ABC – 8:00 –  Jeopardy College Championship   /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Penn and Teller  /  9:00 – Whose Line Is It?

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Pre-empted
Seth Meyers: Pre-empted
The Talk: Anna Chlumsky
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Tom Holland
Ellen DeGeneres: Nicole Ari Parker, guest host Stephen “tWitch” Boss
The Real: Dr. Bernice A. King, Alison Sweeney

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

QUESTION: Is THIS the most important issue we’re facing? California lawmakers are working on a “Bill of Rights” for CATS AND DOGS!! Huh???


QUESTION: How did this man survive five hours in the frigid Pacific off California?? A friendly SEAL helped him get to safety!!! (His fate was “sealed?”)


QUESTION: Tired of those SPAM TEXTS on your iPhone? Here’s a genius hack that every iPhone owner should know about.. and you’ll love it!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Remember when you dreamed of having your own HOVERCRAFT?? It’s coming this year!! For $100K, you’ll float over LAND AND WATER!!
Innovative: What has been billed as the world's first ever luxury sports hovercraft is set to go on sale for $100,000 (£73,400)

QUESTION: Did they hack her HEAD and put it on someone else’s BODY??? Nicole Kidman’s Vanity Fair cover outfit leaves fans BAFFLED!!!!!
Nicole Kidman’s ‘terrible’ Vanity Fair cover outfit has fans ‘shocked’

Stranger Things Season 4 Announced!

Netflix has announced the “Stranger Things” Season 4 premiere date, and the news that Season 5 will be the series’ last.   First things first: Season 4 of the 1980s-set sci-fi hit show will consist of nine episodes and premiere in two parts. Volume 1 of Season 4 will kick off on May 27, and Volume 2 will premiere just over a month later, on July 1st.  Season 4 will pick up with the gang scattered to the wind, as Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) is distraught over her pseudo dad Hopper’s (David Harbour) death and is living with the Byers family: Joyce (Winona Ryder), Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) and Will (Noah Schnapp). The Byers have moved away from Hawkins, Indiana – separating Eleven from her boyfriend, Mike (Finn Wolfhard) and the rest of the gang, including Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Steve (Joe Keery). Unbeknownst to his family and friends, Hopper is alive, in a sinister camp in remote Russia.  In an open letter to fans, creators the Duffer Brothers also announced that the show will end with Season 5 – but they heavily implied that there will be spinoffs.   “There are still many more exciting stories to tell within the world of ‘Stranger Things,’ ” they wrote. “New mysteries, new adventures, new unexpected heroes. But first, we hope that you stay with us as we finish this tale of a powerful girl named Eleven and her brave friends, of a broken police chief and a ferocious mom, of a small town called Hawkins and an alternate dimension known only as the Upside Down.”  See the pic HERE.
*******It’s about time!! Millie Bobby Brown just turned 50!!!
******It’s hard for Stranger Things to be “stranger” than the real world right now!!

The Batman’s New Voice

Robert Pattinson discussed his role as Batman and how he developed his Batman voice while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.  He stars as Batman/Bruce Wayne in The Batman, which comes to theaters on March 4.  “I wanted to do a radically different thing to all the other Batmen,” Pattinson said about his Batman voice on Wednesday.  “I just thought everyone does this kind of gruff, gravelly thing. I’m like, I’m going to do the opposite. I’m going to go really whispery. I tried to do it for the first like two weeks and it just looked absolutely atrocious. They told me to stop doing it,” the actor continued.  Pattinson said he discovered from a costume designer that former Batman actor Christian Bale had also attempted to do a more whispery voice for the character before it was changed.  “You can feel when it feels right. You put the suit on and you have to speak in a certain way.,” he continued.
********He should do Batman in a cockney accent!!! “‘Ello, lovey, it’s the Batman!!”
****He also installed a “back flap” on the costume so he can pee!! Wait.. a “BACK flap??”

Alec Baldwin Still In Denial

Alec Baldwin is in “complete denial” and refuses to accept “any responsibility” for the death of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, her family’s attorney says.  On the heels of Hutchins’ family filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Baldwin and others on Tuesday, the family’s attorney, Brian Panish, appeared on “Dan Abrams Live,” where he claimed Baldwin “is continuing to do what he’s done throughout this – blaming others.”  “He’s not accepting any responsibility,” Panish said, adding that Baldwin, 63, “refused any gun safety training, number one.”  “Number two, he pointed a gun at someone on a set. You don’t do that without plexiglass and other precautions. Number three, why were there bullets in the gun to begin with whether they were fake or real? It was only a lineup. There was no intention for him to shoot the weapon. He wasn’t supposed to shoot the weapon. Nobody expected him to do that, yet he recklessly fired the weapon while pointing it at three people, killed one and injured another,” Panish added. In addition to Hutchins’ death, director Joel Souza was also injured.
********Tip: whatever legal advice Dan Abrams gives you, do just the opposite!!
*****Dan’s the guy who said Lori Loughlin would never go to jail!!!
*******Alec Baldwin has always had more balls than brains!!!

Kim K Unfollows Kanye

Kim Kardashian unfollowed estranged husband Kanye West on Instagram Thursday amid all of his tirades about her, their family and Pete Davidson.  Kim unfollowed West shortly after he posted attacks about the “Saturday Night Live” star to his account, writing, “HI SKETE YOU GOT ANYMORE MENTAL HEALTH JOKES FOR ME?”  In a second post, West said he wasn’t harassing Davidson, he was just getting “payback.”  “This boy thought he could get away with performing this sketch for the team that wrote this for him,” West wrote of the 2018 “Weekend Update” segment in which Davidson blasted West’s MAGA rant.  “This is not harassment This is payback.”  Neither Kardashian, who filed for divorce from West one year ago, nor Davidson, have publicly responded to West’s posts, but now that he has his own account he could engage in the comments. The fact that Davidson joined amid all this drama is a brave choice, considering West’s first move was to follow him.
********Something tells us this won’t end well!!
*****What are the chances this feud is featured on the Kardashians’ new show?? RATINGS!!
*****Since Pete is the only white man who ever dated a Kardashian, you can guess what he’s packin’!!!

Wendy Williams May Have Posted Old Video

Wendy Williams launched a brand-new Instagram account Wednesday with a video update on her whereabouts and well-being, but some of her fans are not buying what she’s selling.  “This video is a year old,” speculated one follower in the comments section. “I believe this is an old video,” wrote another.  Fans noticed that Williams talked about her mother being in Florida, where the video was filmed, and also referred to herself as being 56 years old. However, Williams announced in December 2020 that her mother had died, and she is currently 57.  “This have to be old because she said its good to have family like her mom dad and others… But I thought her mother had passed,” noted one follower.  “This video is old. She keeps referencing that she is 56 years old but she’s actually 57,” commented another.  Despite the eyebrow-raising comments, Williams’ publicist says that she simply misspoke when it came to her age and meant her mother is buried in Florida. The rep also insisted the video was taped Wednesday morning.
********Well, Florida IS in a time warp!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Gwen’s Going BALD! – (National Enquirer) 

Blonde rocker Gwen Stefani is facing the bald truth for going platinum – her hair’s falling out! Sources say the 52-year-old natural brunette has long been undergoing weekly treatments that have left her so weak “It’s falling out in clumps” – and now she’s “looking into” secretly getting hair plugs. “There are literally bald patches on her scalp from all the coloring and heat styling,” snitches an insider. “She wears extensions and toppers to conceal it, and she doesn’t even let Blake see her without wigs on.” Memphis dermatologist Dr. Purvisha Patel tells the National Enquirer: “Next to every hair follicle in our body, there is a nerve and blood vessel attached. Hair treatments such as dying, or even worse, bleaching and perming, expose those structures to chemicals. Over time, there is damage to the nerve and blood vessel and hair loss can occur.” Sources say the No Doubt frontwoman simply has to accept that she can’t dye her hair and have it, too.

Chatter – (People) 

“It’s the easiest thing to be a grandfather. Because they come to the house, you play.. and after two hours they leave. Over. It’s fantastic.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“My kids are looking at me like, ‘Wow, congrats, Mom. Anyway, we’re late, we gotta be going.'” – Nicole Kidman on her kids’ reaction to her Oscar nomination



Stolen Cabin

Michigan State Police investigators are seeking the help of the public to locate an unusual piece of stolen property — an entire cabin.  The Michigan State Police’s Houghton Lake Post said the 12-foot by 28-foot cabin was originally located in Cold Springs Township.  The MSP said the owners of the cabin recently reported it was missing, presumed stolen.  The cabin is believed to have been taken sometime between Nov. 18 and Dec. 16th.
*****Have they asked the Unibomber??
*****Maybe someone had “cabin fever??” 

Tallest Fork!

An Oregon city is seeking the Guinness World Record for the tallest fork after installing a 37-foot-tall utensil outside a new food cart plaza.  The city of Fairview said the 37-foot fork, installed Tuesday outside the soon-to-open Fairview Food Plaza, is believed to be the tallest in the world, and officials will seek confirmation of the designation from Guinness World Records.  “So, the fork came about because we wanted something on the corner, whether it was a water tower or a windmill or some sort of piece that’s going to be on the corner, and then one of the design teams said, let’s just put a fork here and we’ll come back to it,” Mayor Brian Cooper told KATU-TV. “And over the course of a couple months, it just kind of stuck in the brain.”  “And you can come up with an entire marketing scheme of ‘Take a left at the fork,’ ‘The Fork in Fairview,'” he said.  See the video HERE.
*********Or? “Fork You if You Don’t Shop Here!!”
******They’ve got some forkin’ good deals!!
*******The next time someone says, “Stick a fork in it, you’ll take them seriously!!

Mini-Boat Makes It Across The Atlantic

A mini boat launched by students at a New Hampshire school was found 462 days later when it was discovered by a family visiting an island near Somola, Norway.  The boat was launched by fifth- and sixth-grade students in the Educational Passages group at Rye Junior High School in October 2020, and the vessel contained an onboard GPS, but the signal was not reliable.  “The GPS stopped reporting back in September and everyday since I have been checking, as have the students, and then suddenly on Monday, Jan. 31 a location popped up after four months of quiet,” Educational Passages Executive Director Cassie Stymiest told WMUR-TV.  The boat, dubbed Rye Riptides, was off the coast of Norway when Stymiest got a signal from the GPS.  The renewed GPS signal was followed a short time later by the news that the boat had been found by a Norway family visiting an uninhabited island near Somola.   Karel Nuncic, the Norwegian sixth-grader who found the boat with his family, took it to his school, Smola Primary School.  The Norwegian students noted the boat was damaged and encrusted with barnacles, but when they opened it up they found its cargo — photos, letters and trinkets placed by Rye Junior High School students — was intact and undamaged.  See the video HERE.
********Not as romantic as a bottle!!!
*******If only Columbus had a GPS unit.. he might have made it to India!!!

Woman Uses PPP Loan To Hire Hitman

A Florida woman is accused of using some of her Covid-19 relief loan to hire a hit man to kill another woman, police said.  The suspect, Jasmine Martinez, is in jail along with two other people, identified by police as Javon Carter and Romiel Robinson. They are all being held on charges related to the May 3 murder of Le’Shonte Jones and the attempted murder of Jones’ 3-year-old daughter, who was injured.  Martinez is alleged to have concocted a plot to kill Jones, and Robinson is accused of enlisting Carter to carry out the slaying, NBC Miami reported, citing an arrest warrant. In the days before the shooting, Martinez is alleged to have withdrawn about $10,000 from a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan she received. The warrant alleges that she used the money to pay Carter for the crime.  According to The Miami Herald, Martinez received the $15,000 loan — given to business owners struggling during the pandemic — for a single-employment beauty salon. It’s not clear whether she actually owned the salon.
*******See? Your tax dollars at work!!
****The unemployment rate among hitmen is at an all-time low!!!









8 Ways to Save Money on Home Improvements

The Penny Hoarder


  1. Organize Your Home Without Overspending

Keeping your home tidy doesn’t require a trip to the Container Store to spend hundreds on various organizational tools.

Browse this list of cheap home organizing solutions for ideas on how to neaten up your pantry, linen closet, junk drawer and more. Some include upcycling items you already have at home.


  1. Know Which Home Repairs You Need to Address Immediately

It may be financially convenient to put off certain repairs around the house, but ignoring some issues can cause major problems and increase the costs.

These eight home repairs are ones you shouldn’t ignore. Get on them ASAP to avoid extensive damage, safety hazards or health issues.


  1. Keep Up With Routine Home Maintenance

One way to avoid expensive home repairs is to adhere to a schedule of regular maintenance projects. Letting little issues go untreated can lead to a much more serious — and more costly — problem to address later.

This article outlines four types of home maintenance priorities, including how frequently maintenance jobs should be done and an estimation of costs. Just putting aside $200 a month can help cover home expenses that come up.


  1. Know When to Hire a Pro

Taking on home projects on your own doesn’t always save you money. If you take on something you can’t handle, you could wind up making a costly mistake that’s more expensive than hiring a professional from the start.

This article breaks down what types of home projects are safe to DIY and which you should leave to the experts.


  1. Learn How to Hire the Best Contractor

Hiring a professional contractor for a home improvement project can be a significant financial investment. You want to know you’re hiring the right person for the job.

Here are six questions you should ask when hiring a home improvement contractor. Make sure everyone’s on the same page about the work before signing on the dotted line.


  1. Remodel Your Bathroom on a Budget

Making your bathroom feel like a sanctuary is important — especially when you’re spending so much time at home. But bathroom remodels can be expensive.

These tips show you ways to improve your bathroom whether your budget is $100, $500, $750 or $1,000.


  1. Spruce Up Your Outdoor Space for $100

Big landscaping projects can cost big bucks. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to revamp your outdoor space for less.

This post shares six brilliant ideas for refreshing your yard or patio without spending over $100.


  1. Spend Less at Restoration Hardware

Love the goods at Restoration Hardware but could do without the high prices?

This article shows six ways to save major bucks when shopping at this upscale home furnishing store. Never pay full price again.


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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