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Born on this day!! Actor Ann McCrea (“The Donna Reed Show”) is 91. Actor Tom Courtenay (“Dr. Zhivago”) is 85. CBS newsman Bob Schieffer is 85. Actor Diane Baker is 84. Actor Karen Grassle (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 80. Talk show host Sally Jessy Raphael is 80. Writer Jack Handey (“Saturday Night Live”) is 73. Musician-actor John Doe of X (“Roswell”) is 69. Singer-guitarist Mike Peters of The Alarm is 63. Comedian Carrot Top is 57. Actor and model Veronica Webb is 57. Actor Alexis Denisof (“Angel,” ″Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) is 56. Actor Tea Leoni is 56. Actor Lesley Boone (“Agent Carter,” “Ed”) is 54. Actor Sean Astin is 51. Singer Daniel Powter is 51. Singer Justin Jeffre of 98 Degrees is 49. Actor Anson Mount (“Hell on Wheels,” “Star Trek: Discovery”) is 49. Comedian Chelsea Handler is 47. Actor Rashida Jones (“The Office,” ″Parks and Recreation”) is 46. Singer Shawna Thompson of Thompson Square is 44. Actor Justin Berfield (“Malcolm in the Middle”) is 36. Actor Jameela Jamil (“The Good Place”) is 36. Actors James and Oliver Phelps (“Harry Potter” films) are 36. Bassist Erik Haager of Carolina Liar is 35.


1570 – Elizabeth I, queen of England, was excommunicated by Pope Pius V.
1836 – Samuel Colt patented the first revolving barrel multishot firearm.
1870 – Hiram Revels became the first black United States senator, taking over the term of Jefferson Davis.
1901 – J.P. Morgan formed U.S. Steel Corporation, the first billion-dollar corporation in the world.
1948 – Communists took control of the government in Czechoslovakia.
1964 – Muhammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay,became world heavyweight boxing champion for the first time by knocking out Sonny Liston in Miami Beach.
1983 – Tennessee Williams, American playwright, died.
1986 – President Ferdinand Marcos fled the Philippines; Corazon Aquino took over the office.
1990 – Violeta Chamorro was elected president of Nicaragua, a victory for opponents of the Sandinistas.

Today Is: Rubber Ducky Day, Skip The Straw Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Undercover Boss  /  9:00 – Magnum PI  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – Black List  /  9:00 – End Game  /  10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  Shark Tank  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Penn and Teller  /  9:00 – Whose Line Is It?

TV Talk Shows

Stephen Colbert: Sam Waterston, Sophia Bush, Tears for Fears
The Talk: Joe Reale, Meredith Tipping
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Anderson Cooper, Monica Mangin
Ellen DeGeneres: Greg Kinnear, guest host Mario López
Wendy Williams: Guest host Sherri Shepherd
The Real: Anthony Anderson, guest co-host MC Lyte
Kelly Clarkson: Tyler Perry, Parker Young
Drew Barrymore: Sophia Bush, Nicole Lapin

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

QUESTION: Aren’t you glad you’re not a BEE? You will be when you find out they die during heatwaves by ejaculating from a phallus the size of their BODIES!?


QUESTION: The good news? Elon Musk can get you to Mars!!! The bad news?? When you get there, you’ll have to live off a VEGAN DIET!!! “No Meat on Mars!!”


QUESTION: Are aliens too SCARED to visit earth? Expert says beings from other planets might be frightened of “violent” and “dangerous” human beings!!!!!


QUESTION: Is THIS why his stock is tanking?? Mark Zuckerberg’s “Meta-Verse” is looking a little weak, like this weird virtual picnic he created!!!!!!!
Zuckerberg demonstrated how you could create your own world in the metaverse

QUESTION: You thought she was DEAD?? Think again! The Queen meets with the PM as she continues to fight the COVID!! (Sorry about that, Charles!!)
The Queen, who is the world's longest reigning monarch, continues to experience cold-like symptoms

Priyanka Chopra Responds To Rosie O’Donnell

Priyanka Chopra is speaking out following Rosie O’Donnell’s apology for their “awkward” encounter.  She responded after O’Donnell apologized for assuming Chopra was actor Deepak Chopra’s daughter during a run-in at a restaurant.  “I have never taken myself so seriously to think everyone would know who I am, or my work for that matter. But if you wanted to make a public apology for a very awkward private encounter, I think probably best to take the time to google my name before doing it or even try to reach out directly,” Chopra wrote on Instagram Stories.  Chopra, one of India’s most well-known and highest-paid actresses, addressed O’Donnell’s apologies in her statement.  “We ALL deserve to be respected for our unique individuality and not be referred to as ‘someone’ or ‘wife,’ especially in a sincere apology,” Chopra said. “It we can learn to respect our differences in an authentic way, the world we raise our children in, will be amazing.”  “Also PS — As I’ve said before, not all Chopra’s are related to the great Deepak, just as not all Smith’s are related to the legendary Will Smith,” she added.  Chopra is the daughter of Ashok Chopra, who died in 2013, and Madhu Chopra.
****It WAS interesting that Rosie couldn’t remember her FIRST name during the apology!!
******Is Priyanka related to Ivanka????
*******This explains why Rosie didn’t attend Priyanka’s father’s funeral!!!

DWTS  Dancer Reports From The Ukraine

Ukranian-born star Maks Chmerkovskiy, a choreographer known for showcasing his talents on “Dancing with the Stars,” revealed on Thursday that he’s currently in his native country of Ukraine and terrified as he plans to head to a bomb shelter.  He shared a glimpse of the scene unfolding in the heart of Kyiv, where parents could be seen walking with their children with bags and suitcases, desperate to get out.  Russia launched an attack on Ukraine, including Kyiv, overnight Wednesday that Russia called a “special military operation,” killing dozens.  Chmerkovskiy, 42, said he’s not one to post to social media, but felt compelled to speak out against the “propaganda” in Russia.
********Don’t worry!! Joe Biden’s on the case!! It’ll all be fixed shortly!!

Bob Saget May Have Fallen In Hotel Bathroom

Authorities investigating Bob Saget’s death believe he collapsed in his hotel bathroom and struck his head on the marble floor — before he stumbled into bed, lost consciousness again and died, according to a report.  He died on Jan. 9th after suffering “blunt head trauma” at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes in Florida, an autopsy has revealed.  He suffered skull fractures so severe that one doctor reportedly speculated they could have been caused by falling from several stories or a baseball bat attack.  They now believe Saget lost consciousness in the bathroom, fell backward onto the marble floor and struck his head, People magazine reports.  He is believed to have regained consciousness and stumbled into bed before losing consciousness again and dying, according to the mag.  Saget’s time of death was estimated to be about 4 a.m., some 12 hours before his body was found, People said.
*********Nothing to see here, folks!! Move along!!
****Where was Dave Coulier at the time of death??
****Leave it to a comedian to go out with a pratfall!!

Stolen Gems From The Crown

Props from the popular Netflix series “The Crown” were stolen by thieves in an overnight raid near the set in Doncaster, England, last week.  About $200,000 worth of gemstones, silverware and antiques were taken. One pilfered item was a replica of a rare Fabergé egg that belonged to Queen Elizabeth II’s grandfather, George V, in 1933.  Candelabra, jewelry, a grandfather clock and a birdcage were also among the goods. Police were called to the scene and have been hunting for the robbers.  The show is currently in production for its fifth season, which is set to debut later this year. The 10-episodes will span 1990 until 1997 and feature a new cast taking over the coveted roles of the UK’s royal family.  “The gang managed to gain access to the lorries,” a source told the Sun yesterday.  “[And] break them open and strip them of the lot.  “Producers have an incredible eye for detail and every item was meticulously chosen. To lose the lot is just heartbreaking,” the insider added.  Another source said, “This couldn’t have come at a more frustrating time. Producers are frantically trying to find replacements. But given so many were unique, it won’t be easy.”  The South Yorkshire Police gave more insight into the incident, telling the publication, “It is reported that three vehicles containing props used in film and TV were broken into and a number of items taken. Officers investigated.”
*********Thanks, that tells us a lot!! Not!!
*******They have to get down to Urban Home and find some decorative items, quick!!
*****All we know is: every season, the cast gets uglier!! We’ve gone from Claire Foy to Irma Staunton?? That’s downhill!!!
******Harry lost his “family jewels” when he married Meghan!!!!

Jerry Lewis Accused Of Sexual Assault

The new accusations of sexual assault and harassment have been made by two actresses who starred opposite comedy legend Jerry Lewis.  Two of the “Nutty Professor” star’s leading ladies — Karen Sharpe and Hope Holiday — make startling revelations in “The Dark Side of a Hollywood Icon,” a new bombshell documentary dropped Wednesday by Vanity Fair.  They were interviewed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, the duo behind the controversial HBO docuseries “Allen v. Farrow.”  Sharpe recounted being cast opposite Lewis — who died in 2017 at the age of 91 — in the 1964 flick “The Disorderly Orderly.” She alleged that while she was in wardrobe getting fitted for her costumes, Lewis told everyone but her to exit the room. He then “started moving in on me” and “grabbed me.”  She said she at first couldn’t process what was happening to her.  “He began to fondle me. He unzipped his pants. Quite frankly, I was dumbstruck,” Sharpe said. “I put my hand up and said, ‘Wait a minute. I don’t know if this is a requirement for your leading ladies — but this is something I don’t do.’ ”  “I could see that he was furious. I got the feeling that that never really happened to him,” Sharpe recalled.  Meanwhile, Holiday appeared in the New Jersey native’s 1961 movie “The Ladies Man.” She revealed that on the first day on set, Lewis told her to come into his dressing room where he pressed a button that locked his door.  “Then he starts to talk to me: ‘Y’know, you could be very attractive but you wear pants all the time. I have never seen you in a skirt. You have nice legs and you’ve got good boobs,’ ” said Holiday.
***********How dare he?? Who did he think he was.. Matt Lauer?? Charlie Rose? Bill O’Reilly??
******Why do this expose NOW?? Does anyone remember Jerry Lewis?? You have to be in your 70s to be a hardcore fan!!
****He hosted the Muscular Dystrophy Telethon for years. He should have done one for sex addiction!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Mayim Doubles Down on “Jeopardy” Critics! – (National Enquirer) 

Battered Mayim Bialik is whining about being a public punching bag since she started sharing hosting duties with Ken Jennings on “Jeopardy!” The “Big Bang Theory” geek, 46, recently huffed about online critics having a “great time” at her expense. Tipsters snitch Mayim feels she’s being targeted because vocal viewers wanted Ken to have the gig all to himself. Sources claim the quiz show champ was tapped by host Alex Trebek as his preferred successor prior to the TV legend’s death from pancreatic cancer. Ken, 47, also became the “Jeopardy!” fan favorite after notching a 74-episode win streak in 2004. The actress admits, “I’m not everybody’s cup of tea.” However, an insider adds miserable Mayim’s had enough and won’t linger lone at a place she doesn’t feel welcome!

Matthew Perry: Inside His Tell-All – (US Magazine) 

Matthew Perry knows he’s lucky to be alive, given his history of substance abuse and health issues. Now, he’s opening up about everything that led him down such a dark road, including how handled intense fame after being cast as Chandler Bing on “Friends” in 1994. “The highs were high, the lows were low,” Perry said, announcing the name of his new memoir, “Friends, Lovers and the Big Terrible Thing.” “He hit the wall more times than he can remember,” an insider says of the actor, 52, who first went into rehab for a Vicodin addiction in 1997 and reentered in 2001 for an undisclosed illness. “He knows it’s a miracle he’s still here.”

Last Laughs – (In Touch) 

“The Washington Football Team finally announced their new name: The Washington Commanders. Call them what yuou want, they haven’t been able to command a winning season since Obama was in office.” – James Corden

“Queen Elizabeth is releasing her own royal estate tomato sauce. It’s just like your mother’s servant used to make.” – Jimmy Fallon

“NASA announced it will retired the International Space Station in 2031 by crashing it into a remote part of the Pacific Ocean. The plan was put together by the new head of NASA, Vin Diesel.” – Jimmy Fallon



Lost Wedding Ring Found In Coffee Shop

A British Columbia, Canada, man working to relocate a building that formerly housed a coffee shop found a wedding ring that had been lost by a customer at the cafe 2 1/2 years earlier.  Sean Sullivan, a Cumberland councilor who was contacted to help with moving the building that formerly housed the Courtenay Grind cafe in Courtenay, said he had been told early during the project to be on the lookout for a wedding ring believed to be underneath the building.  “We split the building in two and put the pieces on the truck and we just kind of looked around and it took five minutes and there it was,” Sullivan told CHEK News.  Sullivan said he had the ring, but not the name of the owner, so he posted about his find on Facebook in the hopes of reaching the person who lost it.  Monique Molnar Wilford said she stopped for a cup of coffee at Courtenay Grind about 2 1/2 years ago. She said her wedding ring was inside her wallet at the time because she had just undergone a procedure at a local hospital.  “As I opened my wallet to pay my wedding ring just went bounce, bounce and I just kind of stood there and watched it drop down into the hole,” Molnar Wilford said.  She said her husband spotted Sullivan’s Facebook post and immediately knew it was her ring.
********Hey, we just remembered: we dropped a thousand dollar bill in that coffee shop! Anybody find it??
TOPIC: Did you ever lose your wedding/engagement ring(s)????

Special Twosday Birth!

A North Carolina hospital said one family had an “extra special ‘twosday'” when a baby was born at 2:22 a.m. on 2/22/22 — in delivery room 2.  The Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington said in a Facebook post that Judah Grace Spear was born Tuesday — which was known as “twosday” online due to the Feb. 22 date being stylized as 2/22/22 — at 2:22 a.m. in the facility’s labor and delivery room 2.  The hospital said mother Aberli’s pregnancy was already considered extra special by the family because the treatments she underwent for Hodgkin’s lymphoma made conceiving unlikely.  “But the family continued to pray for a little one — and today their prayer was answered,” the Facebook post said. “Judah Grace’s name fits her story perfectly. Judah means ‘praise’ — and she is a blessing for her family!”
********We just added up all the 2’s, which came to 18, and when you add those digits, you get 9.. which is the German word for “no,” so it doesn’t look like luck!! (This is how numerologists do it)

Shucking Record

The owners of an Alabama food truck assembled a team of four people to shuck 38 ears of corn in 1 minute, earning a Guinness World Record.  Phillip and Avrie Powell, owners of the Aww Shucks Fire Roasted Corn food truck in Birmingham, said they searched online for Guinness World Records they could break to promote their business.  Phillip Powell said he knew he had found the right record when he discovered that the record for most corn shucked by a team of four in 1 minute stood at 31 ears.  “Growing up as a kid, in elementary school, we used to get the Guinness World Record books handed to us. I always dreamed of being in that book. Always. I would go read it just to see what records I thought I could break,” Phillip Powell told Bham Now.  The Powells recruited employees Jarris Brooks and Brandale Oliver to their team, and they watched numerous YouTube videos to learn the fastest techniques for shucking corn.
*********Can you tell us how you did it?? We’re all ears!!
*****These corn shuckers are so famous, they feel like they’re being “stalked!!”
********It feels like there isn’t a kernel of truth in this story!!

Woman Uses Charity Money For Dating Sites

A woman who for more than a decade collected donations to fund charities and scholarships for Miss Florida pageant contestants instead spent more than $100,000 of that money on personal expenses from shopping sprees to online dating fees and maids. On Tuesday, Mary Wickersham, 76, who also goes by the name of Mary Sullivan or Mary Harvey, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, was arrested and charged with seven counts of wire fraud. FDLE agents say Wickersham used a simple scheme of diverting money into a bank account only she could access. They said she even misled a handful of charities, businesses and people into donating money that she ended up keeping. Alleged victims include the Everglades Foundation, one of the state’s biggest environmental organizations; a small shop in Homestead named Anne Marie’s Boutique; and the Children’s Miracle Network, a nonprofit that raises money for children’s hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. Also on the duped list, a former Miss Florida pageant winner only identified as L.R.
********Well, if she was a WINNER.. we should be able to figure out who she is!!
*****People in Florida are too damned dumb to have money!!
********If you have all your teeth, you’re already winner in the Miss Florida contest!!

CONSPIRACY THEORY OF THE DAY: Does China have a secret base on the FAR SIDE OF THE MOON?? Look!! Here’s the structure!!








8 Breakup Tips For When You’re Heartbroken And You Have To Go To Work, Too



  1. Plan things to look forward to throughout the workday.

Treating yourself to little moments of joy can make a big difference after a breakup. Take a moment to consciously do something nice for yourself while you’re at work, recommended psychotherapist Shannon Garcia.

“Stop and get your favorite coffee or tea on your way to the office. Make your favorite lunch item or decide you are ordering lunch from your place of choice. Wear your comfy sweater or an outfit that boosts your confidence,” she said. “The key is to say to yourself, ‘This is for me.’ You’ve been through something so difficult; use this to be kind to yourself.”

It could also mean reengaging with hobbies and friendships. The goal is to make sure you are living a life outside of work that is not just about wallowing, rehashing and ruminating about the relationship, Ranger said.  “Part of what going to is help you work through it — like literally work through it — it is to make sure you don’t spend every moment outside of work in that space” of rumination, she said.


  1. If it’s hard to care about work, do low-bandwidth tasks first. But if works give you purpose, lean into that.

If taking a mental health day is an option, use that time off to rest and process your feelings. But when you need to go back to work, go easy on yourself.  It may be difficult to concentrate at work, especially in the first few days following the breakup, Garcia said. That’s why she recommends choosing tasks you can complete that aren’t too hard to finish.

“Maybe that’s clearing out your inbox or a data-entry assignment,” Garcia said. “Ease into your workday by choosing a task that takes less mental bandwidth. Something relatively mindless but productive. Return to these simpler tasks when concentrating on the bigger tasks gets difficult throughout the day.”  On the other hand, work can also help by serving as a reminder of the person you are outside of the relationship you used to have.

Take it from my friend Jaliz, who shared what it felt like after the sudden end of her three-year relationship: “I had no capacity to envision or think about the future in the aftermath of my breakup,” she said.  Jaliz, who works as an educator, said that her students and their earnestness gave her a sense of future purpose beyond what she could see for herself as she dealt with the heartbreak.

“The students subconsciously provided me with a vision of the future via the skills I knew I had to teach them so that they could be successful and tap into their potential as learners,” she told me. “And that helped me. It helped me articulate a future for myself despite the pain I was experiencing personally.”

Jaliz said it helps to remember that a whole world exists out of your relationship, and that work can be one of the many avenues you have to move toward healing ― although it shouldn’t be the only one.


  1. Prioritize sleep.

How you feel is shaped by how well you rest. Breakups can be physically and mentally draining. One way to show compassion to yourself during this hard time is to get a good night’s sleep.

“Make sure you get enough sleep in order to wake up well rested,” said Katheryn Perez, a marriage and family therapist in Burbank, California. If you’re struggling with falling asleep, you can drink a calming tea at night, take a warm bath or listen to meditation music to decrease any anxious thoughts or feelings of sadness.“

And if you still feel exhausted when you wake up, shower before work. It can provide a much-needed an energy boost, Perez said.


  1. Take breaks outside of your desk or workstation.

Don’t use work as a total distraction from heartbreak, though. Give yourself time in between projects for breaks.

Perez recommended going on short walks during the workday.

“If you can leave the building, please do leave the building,” Ranger said. “Even go to your car and blast some music. Do something that feels nourishing.”


  1. Loop in a trusted work confidante.

It’s OK to have discretion about whom you choose to share personal news with. “You don’t want to tell somebody and have that person invalidate your feelings, because that is going to be even more painful,” Ranger said.  But sharing what you are going through with a work confidante can lead to much-needed support. “People always say they don’t want to be a burden. I am ‘Team Burden.’ When you engage in relationships, that is part of the contract: ‘You are my burden. I am your burden,’” Ranger said. “The people who are closest to you don’t want you to suffer alone.”

Work friends can double-check your assignments when you’re distracted, or they can also share little reminders of their care for you. It could be as silly as “I want you text me every hour on the hour something stupid like ‘Get your ass back to work’ or whatever the case may be,” Ranger said.

“Our individualistic society keeps telling us that we have to manage everything on our own, and we don’t,” Ranger said. “Usually, there are people who love and care about you and will assist you wherever they can.”

If it helps, you also can put boundaries around what you’re willing to discuss with your friend during work hours. You don’t have to talk about the breakup to feel the solace of friendship.

“I’ve had instances where I’ve said to a friend of mine, ‘Hey, I’m feeling kind of shitty and I don’t want to talk about it, but I would like for you to tell me something good that is going on in your life, because I can celebrate you. I don’t want to talk about me,’” Ranger shared.


  1. If you feel comfortable, let your boss know that you’re dealing with a personal problem.

To tell or not to tell your boss about a breakup? It can be a tricky question, especially given power dynamics and the desire to be seen as a competent employee.

After the breakup of a months-long situationship, I told no one at work, even though I found myself missing deadlines and staring into space for a week after it happened. In retrospect, I believe my boss would have been completely supportive of a deadline extension had I shared why I needed it.

Another friend said that sharing the news of her breakup helped her grow closer to her boss. “My boss was so nice about it. She was very sweet and I’m not very emotional like this at work, but I kind of cried!” she shared. “Our relationship turned a corner kind of, because she was so supportive and I look back at that moment and will always appreciate her for that.”

If you want to limit how much your boss knows about your personal business, you can also keep your situation vague. For example, you could tell your boss, “I’m having some problems in my personal life that are leaving me very stressed,” Ranger said.


  1. Make a list of what’s essential and what’s not.

After a breakup, people can experience “the vegetative symptoms of depression,” which can include sleeping a lot and having low energy or low motivation, Ranger said.

If you find yourself in this state, and even choosing low-bandwidth work tasks feels like too much to bear, start with even more basic accomplishments.

Ranger recommended making a list of the absolute essential things that you need to do to get through a workday, from brushing your teeth and drinking water to eating breakfast.

“Make a chart and pay attention that you do those things every day and you don’t allow yourself to spiral out of control and not engage in self-care at the most basic level,” she said.


  1. Know that therapy is an option, too.

And if you find yourself unable to think about anything else beyond the breakup months after it happens, you may be stuck in the grieving process and in need of professional help, Ranger said.

“If you feel three months later the same way you felt the day after, there’s a possibility you might need some help from a therapist,” she said.


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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