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Born on this day!! Actor Katharine Ross is 81. Actor Tom Selleck is 76. Singer Bettye LaVette is 75. Actor Marc Singer is 73. Actor Ann Jillian is 71. Drummer Louie Perez of Los Lobos is 68. Singer Charlie Wilson of The Gap Band is 68. Talk show host Oprah Winfrey is 67. Country singer Irlene Mandrell is 65. Actor Diane Delano (“The Ellen Show,” ″Northern Exposure”) is 64. Actor Judy Norton (“The Waltons”) is 63. Guitarist Johnny Spampinato of NRBQ is 62. Drummer David Baynton-Power of James is 60. Bassist Eddie Jackson of Queensryche is 60. Actor Nicholas Turturro (“NYPD Blue”) is 59. Singer-guitarist Roddy Frame of Aztec Camera is 57. Director-actor Ed Burns is 53. Actor Sam Trammell (“True Blood”) is 52. Actor Heather Graham is 51. Actor Sharif Atkins (“White Collar,” ″ER”) is 46. Actor Sara Gilbert is 46. Actor Kelly Packard (“Baywatch”) is 46. Actor Justin Hartley (“This Is Us”) is 44. Actor Sam Jaeger (“Parenthood”) is 44. Former “The View” co-host Jedediah Bila is 42. Actor Andrew Keegan (“Party of Five”) is 42. Actor Jason James Richter (“Free Willy”) is 41. Guitarist Jonny Lang is 40. Singer Adam Lambert (“American Idol”) is 39. Country singer Eric Paslay is 38.


1936 – Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson were the first players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
1802 – John Beckley became the first Librarian of Congress. He was paid $2 a day.
1845 – Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven was published.
1850 – Henry Clay introduced the Compromise of 1850 to the Senate.
1861 – Kansas became the 34th state in the United States.
1886 – Karl Benz received a patent for the first successful gasoline-driven car.
1963 – Poet Robert Frost died in Boston.
2002 – In his State of the Union address, President Bush labels Iraq, Iran, and North Korea an “axis of evil.”

Today Is: Curmudgeons Day, Fun at Work Day, Freethinkers Day, National Big Wig Day, National Pre-school Fitness Day, National Puzzle Day, Seeing Eye Dog Day, Thank Your Mentor Day, Thomas Paine Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  MacGyver  /  9:00 – Magnum PI  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – Blacklist  /  9:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  Shark Tank  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Whose Line Is It  /  8:30 – Whose Line Is It  /  9:00 – Penn and Teller Fool Us

TV Talk Shows

Lilly Singh: Karamo Brown (R 1/20/21)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Naomi Watts, Cicely Tyson, Anthony ONeal
Ellen DeGeneres: Loni Love, Adrienne Houghton, Jeannie Mai, Garcelle Beauvais, guest host Mario López
The Real: Bellamy Young
Kelly Clarkson: Peter Krause, Jennifer Coolidge, the McFive Circus

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

QUESTION: Do  you call other people “pigs,” or “chickens??” PETA says STOP IT!!!!! According to them, you’re HURTING THE ANIMALS’ FEELINGS!! Really!!


QUESTION: Excited about gettin’ together, watching the SUPER BOWL? Not so fast! These CALIFORNIA KILLJOYS say you could SPREAD THE VIRUS!!! STFU??


QUESTION: What is the most COMMON QUESTION that Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor gets about her hunky co-star??? “People ask ‘what does he smell like??'”


QUESTION: What’s the problem with the tuna sandwich at SUBWAY? These customers say, “THERE’S NO TUNA!! There’s not even any FISH!!” They’re suing!!!!!!


QUESTION: Will there be a THIRD?? We lost another legendary actress yesterday at the age of 96!!! The great CICELY TYSON is gone. R.I.P.  Brace yourself!!

Bridgerton Breaks Netflix Record

Netflix has announced that period drama Bridgerton has become the streaming service’s biggest series ever.  Bridgerton reached a record 82 million households in the show’s first 28 days since it launched on Christmas Day. Netflix previously projected Bridgerton would reach 63 million households.  The show has made it into Netflix’s Top 10 in every country except Japan and hit No. 1 in 83 countries including the U.S., U.K., Brazil, France, India and South Africa.  The novels the series is based on, from author Julia Quinn, have also reached the New York Times best seller list for the first time.  Netflix released on Twitter a video montage of fans dressing up as Bridgerton characters and performing a musical version of the series to celebrate the show’s success.
*****It’s amazing what a couple of bare asses will do!! It’s not like we don’t know what they look like!!
*******It IS sexier than the previous most-viewed show, which was “Tiger King!!!”
******We can’t get over the fact that no one in the show is wearing a mask!!!

AARP Honors George Clooney

AARP the Magazine announced Wednesday that it plans to present George Clooney with its Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award.  “We are delighted to honor George Clooney, whose mastery — and wit — make him one of the most talented and beloved actors of our day, and a director who’d be famous even if we’d never seen him onscreen,” American Association of Retired People CEO Jo Ann Jenkins said in a statement. “The combination of his smarts, hard work and experience shows just how wrong stereotypes about aging are.”  Previous winners of the award include Annette Bening, Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Shirley MacLaine, Helen Mirren, Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon and Sharon Stone.  The 2021 Movies for Grownups Awards ceremony is to be broadcast March 28 on PBS.
*******The AARP award is “the last roundup!!!” Goodbye, George!!

Prince Charles Will Never Be King

Queen Elizabeth will celebrate her 95th birthday in April, but she has no intention of giving up her role as monarch.  Any speculation that the Queen will abdicate the throne and allow her son and heir, Prince Charles, to become monarch has practically vanished and an insider says that the Queen remains fit to serve.  “Neither her physical nor her mental health are waning,” says the insider.  A close source to her adds that she is “well” and “in good fettle.”   In fact, Queen Elizabeth continues horseback riding (although she has switched from horses to Fell ponies, as they are “a little closer to the ground,” her head groom Terry Pendry previously shared). While Queen Elizabeth has continued to work amid the coronavirus pandemic through video meetings and small-scale engagements from Windsor Castle, the insider says, “In her twilight years, I’m sure it is quite lovely not to have the pressure” of a full calendar of public events.  The source adds, “It is possible this is the only slight rest she’s ever had in her whole life.”
******There was a rumor that she’d step down on her birthday. That rumor came from Charles!!
******We’ve got a bet that Charles will never be king!! They all hate him for what happened to Diana!!
*****The Queen was looking for a small horse and mounted Camilla by mistake!!!
******An insider says she and Prince Phillip are still at it like rabbits!!!

Larry King Laid To Rest

Larry King’s wife, Shawn King, has revealed his cause of death as well as the final words she spoke to him.  He died Saturday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 87, leaving behind three living children — Larry Jr., Chance and Cannon — as well as his wife, Shawn.  No cause of death was given at the time of his passing, but he had been hospitalized with a COVID-19 infection weeks prior, reports said. In a new interview, his wife revealed the broadcaster did not die from the coronavirus.  “It was an infection, it was sepsis,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “Well, he was finally ready to go, I will tell you that. You know, he never wanted to go but his sweet little body was just, it had just been hit so many times with so many things and once we heard the word COVID, all of our hearts just sunk. But he beat it, you know, he beat it, but it did take its toll and then the unrelated infection finally is what took him, but boy, he was not gonna go down easily.”  Shawn said King’s mind “wasn’t right” and his “body was going,”  noting it was a difficult thing to witness. The actress and King were in the middle of a divorce at the time of his passing. King filed for divorce in August 2019 after 22 years of marriage.  She confirmed the pair’s divorce was “never finalized.”  “In my heart, I didn’t think it was really going to happen and it never did. We were partners in every sense of the way, in business, and in, well, first in our family and then in business. But we’re a close family. You know, family is the most important thing, and God,” she said.  Shawn also touched on King’s final moments in the hospital. She said she and King’s kids were able to FaceTime him.  “And it was hard for him to talk, but the one message that he wanted to make sure I heard was, ‘I love you, take care of the boys,'” she said.  King’s family laid him to rest in a private funeral this week. She said she still feels his strong presence around her.
*********Right now, he’s in heaven, hitting on Marilyn Monroe!!!
*****His new show will be “Larry King Live from the Afterlife!!” He never quits!!
******The ‘Rona took one look at him and said, “We give up!!”

Britney Spears Dances To Justin Timberlake’s Music

Britney Spears’ fans are voicing concerns for the pop star after she shared a bizarre dancing video on social media.  She took to Instagram to share a one-minute long video dancing to “Holy Grail,” a song from her ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z. Her heavy eye makeup was visible in the video and she wore a black turtleneck crop top and plaid shorts.  She does not speak in the video, but she can be seen mouthing some of the lyrics as she spins around in her living room. She even gave her ex a shout-out in her caption, writing, “Danced in my black neck last week to HOLY GRAIL !!!!I KNOW … turtle necks are SO ME!!!! @justintimberlake”  The video racked up more than 1.1 million likes on Instagram as of Thursday morning, but it also garnered a lot of attention from Spears’ fans who shared their concerns in the comments section.  “Are you okay ???” one concerned Instagram user asked.  “This behavior is not normal. No one puts a video of themselves dancing to their exs song and tags them in it. And her tree is still up with unopened gifts. Britney we are here for you!” another reacted, noting Spears’ Christmas tree in the background.  “Her Christmas tree and ‘presents’ are all still on (sic) the house,” one person wrote. “So strange.”  “THIS IS NOT NORMAL,” another person said.
********We’ve got a bad feeling about this one!!!!

Jered Leto Lost His Oscar

Jared Leto revealed that he misplaced his Oscar he won in 2014 when he moved to a new home in Los Angeles.  “I didn’t know that — I don’t think anyone wanted to tell me,” Leto revealed to James Corden. “But I had moved houses in LA and then when we moved, it somehow just magically kind of disappeared.”  “It could be somewhere, but everyone’s searched for it high and low,” he continued. “I hope it’s in good hands wherever it is. We haven’t seen it for quite some time.”  “I think it’s a good possibility, it’s not something someone accidentally throws in the trash,” Leto responded. “I hope someone is taking care of it. I remember the night I got it, I passed it around to so many people”  “It was beat up and scratched up, but people had fun taking pictures with it. It’s nice to share it so hopefully someone is taking good care of it,” Leto concluded.  He won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2014 for his role in the 2013 film “Dallas Buyers Club.”
*******We lost OUR Oscar, too!!! Yeah, that’s right….


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Lockett & Walker Walk Their Separate Ways-(National Enquirer)

Singer LeToya Luckett formerly of Destiny’s Child and hubby Tommicus Walker are ending their three-year marriage.  Announcing the split in separate Instagram posts, both LeToya, 39, and the entrepreneur, 40, said they’d “co-parent” their two young children.  The couple, both native Texans, tied the knot in 2017 in Texas Hill Country.


Nothing funny about “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah’s recent real estate deal.  The South African-born comic, 36, snapped up a $27.5 million three-story hillside modern mansion in Bel-Air.

Elizabeth Chambers:  Married to a Monster-(Us Weekly)

The entrepreneur is disturbed by the allegations about Armie Hammer.  After 10 years of marriage, Elizabeth Chambers thought she knew the real Armie Hammer.  But when graphic messages surfaced of his alleged disturbing sexual fetishes of rape and cannibalism, “she was horrified,” an insider says of Chambers, who has broken her silence with a source.  It’s like “she’s living a nightmare.”  When the actor, 34, called the claims “bulls**t”-and issued an apology after referring to a lingerie-clad woman as Miss Cayman in a video on his private Instagram-Chambers, 38, “is purely focused” on protecting their kids Harper, 6, Ford, 4, says the insider.  “She wants to shield them from seeing their dad so unhinged.”  Despite seemingly putting her through hell, “Elizabeth wants to help Armie get [well],” adds the first insider.  But she “isn’t sure what to do.  She’s in a terrible place right now.”  [Chambers and Hammer announced their split last July.]

Lady Gaga:  Ultimatum-(Star)

Can’t always get what you want!  Lady Gaga hoped to enter 2021 bethrothed, but her dreams were dashed when boyfriend Michael Polansky failed to propose over the holidays.  A source close to the singer, 34, says Gaga (real name:  Stefani Germanotta) told the 36-year-old that she’s ready to take the next step-but, after only a year of dating, he isn’t.  “Michael is in love, and hasn’t ruled out a walk down the aisle,” says the pal.  “But he’s processing with caution.”

Romance Report Card-(Life & Style)


Kristin Cavallari-

It’s getting serious!  The Very Cavallari star and her boyfriend of four months, comedian Jeff Dye, exchanged “I love you”s on Instagram Live on Jan. 8.



Michael B. Jordan-

Survey says….he’s taken!  On Jan. 10, the Black Panther actor made his relationship with Steve Harvey’s stepdaughter Lori Instagram official.


One Last Thing:  Jared Padalecki-(People)

The former Supernatural actor 38, stars in the CW’s new series Walker.

Last time I faced my fears-

I’m terrified of bears.  My wife, Genevieve, and I took our kids on a road trip to Yellowstone, so I went to a survival store and bought three or four bear sprays and attached them to my belt.  She was like, “You look like an idiot.”  But you never know.

Last thing I learned about myself-

How much of a homebody I am.  During Supernatural, there were some months where I would only see my family for three or four days.  That’s the reason Jensen [Ackles, his costar] and I wanted to bid a fond farewell to it.  We both have wives and three kids and wanted to meet them.

Last superstition-

I don’t leave my TV volume on odd numbers.  Even if I’m in somebody’s car and the radio volume is an odd number, I’ll reach over and move it.  They’re always like, “What’s wrong with you?”

Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde were filmed holding hands at a wedding.  I think he was filming the new season of Say Yes to the Dress.”-David Spade.

“A cat was recently rescued after it survived 11 days in the ceiling of LaGuardia airport.  The cat was like, ‘Don’t take me!  It’s all-you-can-eat rats up here!’”-Jimmy Fallon.

“Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting a divorce.  They had so much in common:  Fame….and they each had Louis Vuitton submarines, I think.”-Stephen Colbert.



Car Crash Turns Into Lottery Win

A North Carolina man who started off his day with a car accident said his luck turned around when he won a $2 million lottery jackpot later in the same day.  Anthony Dowe of Leland told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he was driving to work the day after the Mega Millions drawing when something happened that made him decide not to go into work.  “I hit two deer with my brand new car,” Dowe said. “So, I just got mad, went back home, got into bed and went to sleep. Then I woke up and checked my tickets. I checked the fourth ticket and I saw the ‘4’ and then the next number and the next number and the next number.”  The ticket matched all five white balls in the drawing for a $1 million prize, and he selected the Megaplier option when buying the ticket, which doubled his jackpot to $2 million when the 2X Megaplier ball was drawn.
*********What do we have to do?? Run our car into a tree???
******We’re proud to say we contributed to that jackpot!!
TOPIC: Did anyone.. win ANYTHING?? We had two $2 tickets!!!

Goose Rescue Turns Out To Be Decoy

Firefighters in Michigan said an attempted goose rescue on a frozen river turned out to be the proverbial wild goose chase when the suspected injured bird turned out to be a hunting decoy.  The Monroe Township Fire Department said firefighters responded Tuesday to a report of an injured goose on the River Raisin, near Waterloo Park.  Photos posted to Facebook by firefighter Austin Schmitt shows firefighters in rescue gear venturing out on the ice to reach what they believed to be a bird in distress.  The firefighters reached the bird-shaped object and discovered it was a decoy water fowl for hunting use.  “It ended up being a good training session, actually,” Monroe Township Fire Department Chief Mark Cherney told WXYZ-TV. “In the end, we can sleep well at night. A bird is not suffering.”
********But all  those geese who tried to have sex with that decoy?? They’re hurtin’!!!!

Carolina Reaper Record

A Canadian man with a love for spicy food broke a Guinness World Record by eating three Carolina reaper chili peppers — the hottest chili peppers in the world — in under 10 seconds.  Guinness shared video of Mike Jack downing the three peppers in 9.72 seconds during his attempt in London, Ontario.  The record-keeping organization said the rules required each pepper to weigh at least 0.18 ounces.  Jack also had to provide a certificate verifying the chili peppers he ate during the attempt were in fact Carolina reapers. See the video HERE.
*********We don’t wanna be there when he poops those out!!!
*******Remember the chip challenge?? That was fun!! Not!!!
TOPIC: What method do YOU use to stop the burning???

Facebook Apologizes Over Offensive Name

Facebook has apologized after visitors to a popular seaside landmark in Britain found their posts removed because the name of the location was confused for a misogynistic term.  Members of Facebook groups based in Plymouth, England, said posts that mentioned the name of Plymouth Hoe were removed by the social media site and some users found their accounts temporarily suspended on accusations of using offensive language.  The name of the landmark comes from the Anglo-Saxon word “hoe,” which describes a sloping ridge shaped like an inverted foot and heel.  Facebook admitted the word was mistakenly confused for offensive speech, leading to posts being erroneously removed.
********Now they’ve gone too far!!! What if a real ho wants to post???
*****Trump just started the “Republican Hos” site!!!!
*******Pelosi is jealous!!! “I’m the biggest ho in Washington!!!!”







9 Hacks That Will Help You Stay More Hydrated Throughout The Day

Huffington Post


Refill your cup as soon as it’s empty.

“I have a 32-oz mason jar at my home and I also have one at work. I keep those by my side all the time,” Stewart said. “And as soon as I finish the last sip of my mason jar, I’ll fill it right back up.”

She added that seeing a full glass of water can serve as a reminder to drink throughout the day. Conversely, seeing an empty glass of water — or an empty Brita pitcher — can feel like a burden to refill and become a roadblock to reaching your hydration goals.

“I have a huge water filter system but even filling it is such a chore. If I see it’s not filled, I’m less likely to fill it in that moment,” Stewart said, adding that she may also ignore her thirst in that moment.

She stressed that keeping your water filter or water glass full can also keep you from grabbing something else to drink, like a soda.


Get a reusable water bottle.

When it comes to meeting water-drinking goals, convenience is important. And having water with you on errands, at work or during a workout is certainly convenient.

“A good strategy for adults and kids is to carry around a 32-ounce bottle of water and have it on you at all times,” said Jaimie Davis, an associate professor in the department of nutritional sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

Most people have a reusable water bottle at this point, but for those looking for an easy-to-carry water bottle, check out brands like Hydro Flask, Nalgene or Camelbak.


Get a water bottle with marked time goals.

If you need more of a water-drinking reminder, purchase a water bottle marked with time goals. These map out how much water you should drink by a certain time.

Stewart said that for some, the time-marked water bottles can feel like an exciting challenge or self-competition. For example, you may push yourself to get to your 12 p.m. marked line just before noon.

“It’s like a game almost,” she said. “It’s a nice thing if you need that little extra push.”


Drink a glass when you first wake up.

You’re likely dehydrated when you get out of bed after a night of not consuming any water. Drinking a glass first thing in the morning can help replenish your fluids.

“You may not necessarily feel thirsty first thing in the morning, but drinking water can be a health habit that you prioritize to stay adequately hydrated throughout the day,” Vicki Shanta Retelny, a registered dietician nutritionist, previously told HuffPost.


Try fruit- or herb-infused water for some added flavor.

Davis noted that a lot of her work focuses on getting people to rely less on sugar-sweetened beverages like juice and soda, which are directly tied to health problems like obesity and type 2 diabetes.

“For people who are not water drinkers, it’s a really hard switch to make. If you’re used to drinking Coke and Dr. Pepper all day, it’s hard to say ‘OK, water,’” she said.

To make water more flavorful, Davis suggested infusing your water with fruit or herbs. She recommends pairings like strawberry and basil, cucumber and lemon, and mint and lime.

Infused waters are easy to make: simply put the ingredients in your glass of water and let the flavors meld for a few hours before drinking.


Make herbal tea to sip throughout the day.

Not only can herbal teas help add some calm to a busy day, but they are also a great source of hydration.

“In the winters I drink herbal tea all day long as an alternative to water,” Davis said, adding that it doesn’t matter whether you drink it hot or cold ― you’re still getting the same level of hydration.


Download an app that reminds you to drink water.

We’re on our phones a lot (probably even too much). So, it’s likely that any push notification that appears on your phone will be viewed almost instantly — making a ping on your phone a great reminder to sip some water.

There are dozens of water-intake tracking apps that let you record your daily consumption and then send you push notifications if you’re falling behind your goal. Try downloading apps like Water Reminder or Water Reminder – Daily Tracker if you need help remembering to sip some water throughout the day.


Eat water-rich foods.

While we most often reach for a glass of water when feeling parched, certain foods can help quench our thirst and add water to our body’s depleted water stores. So, by simply snacking you can help yourself reach your daily water goals.

Msora-Kasago said that fruits and vegetables like cucumber, watermelon and zucchini can hydrate the body while also adding healthy vitamins and minerals to your diet. Jjicama and celery are also water-rich foods that can help achieve water-drinking goals, Davis added.


Drink through a straw.

Finally, try slurping your H2O through a straw. Straws can help you drink more compared to just sipping from a glass (not to mention they can help you tolerate cooler water if you have sensitive teeth).



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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