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Born on this day!! Actor Louise Fletcher is 88. Singer Chuck Jackson is 85. Actor Terence Stamp is 84. Singer George Clinton is 81. Singer-actor Bobby Sherman is 79. Actor Danny Glover is 76. Writer-director Paul Schrader is 76. Singer Don Henley is 75. Actor-comedian-director Albert Brooks is 75. Composer Alan Menken (“Little Mermaid,” ″Little Shop of Horrors”) is 73. Singer-actor Lonette McKee (“The Women of Brewster Place”) is 69. Musician Al Di Meola is 68. Actor Willem Dafoe is 67. Actor John Leguizamo is 62. Singer Keith Sweat is 61. Singer Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls is 59. Actor-comedian David Spade is 58. Actor Patrick Labyorteaux (“JAG,” “Little House on the Prairie”) is 57. Bassist Pat Badger of Extreme is 55. Actor Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”) is 55. Actor Rhys Ifans (“Elementary,” ″Notting Hill”) is 55. Actor-singer Jaime Camil (“Jane the Virgin”) is 49. Musician Daniel Jones (Savage Garden) is 49. Singer Rufus Wainwright is 49. Actor Franka Potente (“The Bourne Identity”) is 48. Actor Parisa Fitz-Henley (“Jessica Jones,” “Midnight, Texas”) is 45. Actor A.J. Cook (“Criminal Minds”) is 44. Actor Keegan Allen (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 35. Singer-actor Selena Gomez is 30


1937 – Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “court packing” scheme was rejected by the U.S. Senate.
1796 – Cleveland, Ohio, was founded by Gen. Moses Cleaveland.
1933 – Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world.
1934 – John Dillinger was shot to death outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater.
1975 – Congress restored Confederate general Robert E. Lee’s U.S. citizenship.
1990 – Greg LeMond won his third Tour de France. A Minnesota native, Lemond was the first American to win the great French cycling race.
2003 – Saddam Hussein’s sons, Uday and Ousay, were killed in a firefight.
2013 – Prince George of Cambridge is born. He is the first child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Today Is: Casual Pi Day, Fragile X Awareness Day, National Pajama Day, Rat-catchers Day, Spooners (Spoonerism) Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Secret Celebrity Renovation  /  9:00 – Magnum PI  /  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 –  Penn and Teller  /  9:00 – World’s Funniest

TV Talk Shows

Seth Meyers: Wanda Sykes, Kesha, Patrick Radden Keefe, Jonathan Ulman (R 6/28/22)
James Corden: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Walker (R 5/5/22)
The View: Eva Longoria, Olivia Goncalves, Diana Maria Riva, guest co-host Lindsey Granger
The Talk: Hannah Waddingham, guest co-hosts Leslie Jordan & Nischelle Turner
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Monica Mangin
Ellen DeGeneres: Michael Keaton (R 12/2/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Amanda Seyfried, Kyle MacLachlan, Rhett & Link, Jon Pardi (R 3/16/22)
Tamron Hall: Princess of Norway Märtha Louise, Shaman Durek, Teri Hatcher, James Denton (R 11/19/21)
Drew Barrymore: Robin Thede, Patricia Arquette (R 4/8/22)

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

QUESTION: The HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH?? Not on THIS day! Two families square off at DISNEY WORLD, in a brawl that sent one man to the HOSPITAL!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Did you see that JOE BIDEN HAS THE COVID?? Did you see Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi doing the HAPPY DANCE? Calm down… he’s doing just fine.


QUESTION: Did you think depression is caused by chemical imbalance? That’s now WRONG, say scientists!! (Maybe it’s just that sometimes, things are DEPRESSING!!)


QUESTION: Could YOU survive the kind of alien invasion portrayed in Jordan Peele’s “Nope??” The answer may lie in your ZODIAC SIGN.. so take a look and GET READY!!!!!!!!!!
The cast of "Nope"

QUESTION: What IS the Tik Tok “Tortilla Challenge,” and why are THE ROCK and KEVIN HART slapping the crap out of each other?? Check it out.. you may want to do this!!

Ricky Martin Incest Case Dismissed

The court case against Ricky Martin has been dismissed.  His nephew, who’d accused him of sexual abuse, asked to have the case dismissed in a Puerto Rican court on Thursday, and his request was obliged, attorneys for Martin told PEOPLE in a statement.  “Just as we had anticipated, the temporary protection order was not extended by the Court. The accuser confirmed to the court that his decision to dismiss the matter was his alone, without any outside influence or pressure, and the accuser confirmed he was satisfied with his legal representation in the matter,” the statement read. “The request came from the accuser asking to dismiss the case.”  The statement continued: “This was never anything more than a troubled individual making false allegations with absolutely nothing to substantiate them. We are glad that our client saw justice done and can now move forward with his life and his career.”  The allegations emerged on July 1 when a judge granted a restraining order against Martin under Law 54 — also known as the Domestic Abuse Prevention and Intervention Act, which he denied.
********Uncle Ricky was at the house for a sleepover, and things just got mixed up!!

Meghan DID Make Kate Cry

Despite Meghan Markle’s version of the story, she was the one to make Kate Middleton cry during their 2018 bridesmaid squabble and not the other way around, a new royal biography claims.  Investigative journalist Tom Bower alleges in his book “Revenge” (per the Daily Mail) that Middleton “burst into tears” after Markle compared the Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter, Princess Charlotte, “unfavorably to her best friend Jessica Mulroney’s daughter,” Isabel, during a dress fitting before her wedding to Prince Harry.  Bower claims Markle and Middleton did not see eye to eye about the length of Charlotte’s hemline or the fit of her dress. They also allegedly disagreed on whether Markle’s bridesmaids “should wear tights” at the wedding.  Kensington Palace released a statement denying that the feud ever unfolded and saying an article hosted “a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations.” That following year, Markle addressed the accusation head-on, claiming during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that it was in fact Middleton who made her cry. “The reverse happened,” Markle said, reflecting on the bridal barrage during the interview in March 2020. “Everyone in the institution knew it wasn’t true.”
*******Only one is telling the truth!! Guess which one???
****Meghan is a victim of the royal family!! They scrimped on her $40 million wedding!!
*****She was a “Royal Bride-zilla!!!”
****Harry woke up in the middle of the night and saw lights flashing in the closet!! It was Meghan, talking to Satan!!

Highest Paid Actors

Tom Cruise becomes Hollywood’s highest earning actor, after he earned more than $100 million for his latest film Top Gun: Maverick. Will Smith is the second highest paid actor with $35 million for his upcoming film, Emancipation. Also on the list are Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel and Joaquin Phoenix, among others.  Cruise is reportedly expected to make more than $100 million thanks to box office earnings, his fee, as well as his cut from streaming revenues. Top Gun: Maverick released in May and reportedly earned $1.2 billion globally, making it the first Tom movie to pass the billion-dollar mark at the box office.  The second biggest earner, according to the Variety report, is Will Smith, who made $35 million for the upcoming action thriller Emancipation. Will made headlines and faced backlash for slapping Oscar host Chris Rock live on stage during the Academy Awards on March 27. Other high-earning actors include Leonardo DiCaprio, who earned $30 million for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film Killers of The Flower Moon, and Brad Pitt, who made $30million for an upcoming untitled Formula 1 drama. Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth for Extraction 2, Denzel Washington for Equalizer 3, Vin Diesel for Fast X, Joaquin Phoenix for Joker 2, Tom Hardy for Venom 3, Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds for Spirited all earned $20 million for their respective films. Also on the list were Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, each making $12.5 million. They will soon be seen in the upcoming movie, Barbie.
*********Margot and Ryan made so much money, the Barbie movie had to cut budget for the supporting cast! James Corden will be playing “Skipper!!!”
*******Based on his box office success, Tom Cruise may be underpaid!!
*******Vin Diesel has taken one word and made a fortune on it: “Fambly!”
*******Somehow, J Lo didn’t make this list!!!

Kennedy Center Honorees Announced

The recipients of the 45th Kennedy Center Honors have been announced.  They include actor and filmmaker George Clooney; contemporary Christian and pop singer Amy Grant; venerable gospel, soul and R&B star Gladys Knight; Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, conductor and educator Tania León; and four Irish musicians you may know best as the rock band U2.  In a statement, bandmates Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. said they consider America a home away from home.  “In December 1980, we made our first trip across the Atlantic to America,” they wrote. “We had big dreams then, fueled in part by the commonly held belief at home that America smiles on Ireland. And it turned out to be true, yet again. But even in the wilder thoughts, we never imagined that 40 years on, we would be invited back to receive one of the nation’s greatest honors. It has been a four-decade love affair with the country and its people, its artists, and culture.” The Honors are designed to raise money for the Kennedy Center as well as recognize talent and produce an entertaining few hours of television; the annual ceremony is slated for Dec. 4, to be broadcast later on CBS and streamed on Paramount +.
********It’s always entertaining to see famous people handing out awards to other famous people for being famous!!

Harry Styles College Course

Texas college students who are fans of Harry Styles will soon be able to study the former One Direction singer’s work as he’s officially become a school subject.  Texas State University in San Marcos is offering a college course about him starting in spring 2023.   Associate professor of digital history Dr. Louie Dean Valencia will be teaching the course, titled “Harry Styles and the Cult of Celebrity: Identity, the Internet and European Pop Culture.”  Valencia took to TikTok to share how thrilled he was to offer the unique college course. “I’m that professor who will be teaching a class on Harry Styles at #TXST University in Spring 2023! Follow for [mostly] Harry related content, the class, books, and coffee.”  The Texas college professor concluded the social media caption with a few hashtags, including #harrystyles, #loveontour2022 and #1D.  He also posted to Twitter Friday about the college course on the former One Direction band member.  “It’s official, official. I’m teaching the world’s first ever university course on the work of Harry Styles…” the tweet mentioned. According to the class flyer, the honor’s college course will focus on Styles’ music, along with “the cultural and political development of the modern celebrity as related to questions of gender and sexuality, race, class, nation and globalism, media, fashion, fan culture, internet culture, and consumerism.”
*********Will the prof be wearing a skirt???
*****The alternate course name is “How everything went wrong!!”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Why Tom Left America-(Star)

He’s in love!  Since selling off his Beverly Hills home base in 2016, Tom Cruise has spent much of his time living in England and fallen hard for the country-with seemingly no plans to leave.  “Tom can’t get enough of the British people, the culture and history, the architecture and the food,” says an insider.  “He doesn’t appear to miss the States at all.”  The New York-born actor-who filmed a bulk of the latest Mission:  Impossible installments in the U.K.-even decided to celebrate his milestone 60th birthday abroad.



Alligator Gets Stuck Under Police Car

Police in Florida said an alligator fleeing from officers attempted to crawl under a patrol cruiser and became stuck beneath the car.  The Leesburg Police Department tweeted a photo showing the alligator wedged with half of its body beneath the patrol car.  “While helping wrangle this alligator, it fled under one of our traffic units at full speed and wedged itself underneath the car,” the tweet said. “We are pleased to report the gator was safely extracted and there was no permanent damage to the vehicle!”  It was not clear whether the alligator was relocated or released at the scene.  See the pic HERE.
**********WHY do they rescue the gators?? Like they don’t have enough gators??
*******This could start a new category of “Florida Gator” stories!!!
*******Tip to everyone, including wildlife: running full-speed towards a cop car is not recommended!!!

Rare Moth Discovered

The Scottish Wildlife Trust said a visitor to a wildlife reserve spotted a sallow-shoot piercer moth — the first of its species documented in the country.  The wildlife trust said Bill Higgins was walking in the Cathkin Marsh Wildlife Reserve, which is operated by the trust and situated near Glasgow, when he identified the unusual visitor.  “The moth is one of thousands of species in the family of tortrix moths,” the trust said in a news release. “It relies on willow trees as its food plant. Eggs are laid on buds and the larvae burrow into twigs for the winter before emerging in spring as adults.”  The trust said there have been only 29 reported sightings of sallow-shoot piercer moths on Britain’s National Biodiversity Network Atlas, and none had ever before been seen north of Birmingham, England.  Higgins said he initially did not know the species of the moth, so he reached out to expert Mark Young via an online forum.
*******In a related story, the number of holes in wool sweaters has increased by 1000 percent!!
******The name “Sallow-Shoot Piercer Moth” sounds like a Marvel bad guy!!

Man Steals Expensive R2D2

A Florida man with an application pending to Walt Disney World Security, stole an R2-D2 droid worth up to $10,000 and posed as a staff member because he wanted to show weaknesses in the security of the resorts so he could get a better paying job, sheriff’s deputies say.   David Proudfoot remains in custody on a charge of grand theft and obstruction of information, according to an arrest affidavit.   Orange County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call from Disney security at the Swan Reserve Hotel on May 31. Upon arriving, deputies made contact with Proudfoot, who was wearing a gray t-shirt, beige work pants, and an orange vest. Deputies said Proudfoot identified himself as David E. Rodgers, provided an address, and said he was employed by the Walt Disney Company in the receiving Division at the Yacht club resort.   Disney security had stopped Proudfoot because he was seen pushing a car and looked suspicious, according to the affidavit. When an officer offered to help Proudfoot, he was said to have looked confused as to the location of the loading docks or proper procedures of the hotel, the affidavit said. Proudfoot later admitted to moving an R2-D2 droid from the third floor of the Swan Hotel and a game machine because he had an application for Walt Disney World Security pending and was moving the items to “show weaknesses in the security of the resorts” in the hopes of getting a better paying job at the resorts.
**********How did THAT work out??

Florida Man Wanted To Blow Up His Street

A Florida man who allegedly built explosive devices with the intent to blow up himself and his street was arrested Monday in Lake County, according to an arrest affidavit.  The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said a woman, who had been staying at the home of 55-year-old Markus Fricke, contacted law enforcement Friday saying the man had been making bombs and booby traps devices in his Eustis home on Tulip Avenue and told her his intentions. She said the man had built several devices recently and was awaiting a shipment of chemicals to finish building the devices. Detectives executed a search warrant for the home and LCSO’s hazardous device team – which has specialized training in explosive devices – sent a robot into the home to prevent deputies from getting hurt in any traps.  Inside the home, authorities found multiple destructive devices, a fuel bomb/incendiary device, and several guns and ammunition.   “He had his house full of them, and they were all over the place,” said Lt. John Herrell of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. “On Friday night he was threatening to kill himself and blow the house up.”
*********Hey, when you see something… say something!!!
****He could have blown up the entire block.. but at least he didn’t have a gun!!!
******They should take him out to an open field and help him blow himself up!!






6 Money Mistakes People Make in Their 20s (And How to Avoid Them)



Blunder No. 1: Not Getting Free Gift Cards When You Shop

What do you usually do with your receipts? You check out, they hand you a mile-long piece of paper, and you frantically stuff it to the bottom of a grocery bag. Pretty worthless.  But a free app called Fetch Rewards will turn them into gift cards. It partners with tons of brands to give you points for every grocery receipt you share. Then you can exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Walmart, Chipotle and dozens of other retailers.

And it’s perfect for those of us who don’t want to put a ton of work into this. All you have to do is send Fetch a photo of your receipt, and it does everything for you. No scanning barcodes or searching for offers — and you can use it with any grocery receipt.

When you download the app, use the code PENNY to automatically earn 2,000 points when you scan your first receipt. Then start snapping photos of your recent receipts to see how many points you can earn without a single trip to the store!

Not so bad for a useless receipt, right?


Blunder No. 2: Not Earning Anything On Your Savings

You’ve probably heard the best way to grow your money is to stick it in a savings account and leave it there for, well, ever. That’s bad advice.

But maybe you’re just looking for a place to safely stash it away — but still earn money. Under your mattress or in a safe will get you nothing. And a typical savings account won’t do you much better. (Ahem, 0.05% is nothing these days.)  But a debit card called Aspiration lets you earn up to 5% cash back and up to 20 times the average interest on the money in your account.

Not too shabby!  Enter your email address here to get a free Aspiration Spend and Save account. After you confirm your email, securely link your bank account so they can start helping you get extra cash. Your money is FDIC insured and they use a military-grade encryption which is nerd talk for “this is totally safe.”


Blunder No. 3: Paying Too Much Interest To Credit Card Companies

If you have credit card debt, you know. The anxiety, the interest rates, the fear you’re never going to escape…

And the truth is, your credit card company doesn’t really care. It’s just getting rich by ripping you off with high interest rates. But a website called AmOne wants to help.  If you owe your credit card companies $50,000 or less, AmOne will match you with a low-interest loan you can use to pay off every single one of your balances.  The benefit? You’ll be left with one bill to pay each month. And because personal loans have lower interest rates (AmOne rates start at 2.49% APR), you’ll get out of debt that much faster. Plus: No credit card payment this month.

AmOne keeps your information confidential and secure, which is probably why after 20 years in business, it still has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.  It takes two minutes to see if you qualify for up to $50,000 online. You do need to give AmOne a real phone number in order to qualify, but don’t worry — they won’t spam you with phone calls.


Blunder No. 4: Paying Too Much For Car Insurance

Here’s the thing: your current car insurance company is probably overcharging you. But don’t waste your time hopping around to different insurance companies looking for a better deal.

Use a website called EverQuote to see all your options at once.

EverQuote is the largest online marketplace for insurance in the US, so you’ll get the top options from more than 175 different carriers handed right to you.

Take a couple of minutes to answer some questions about yourself and your driving record. With this information, EverQuote will be able to give you the top recommendations for car insurance. In just a few minutes, you could save up to $610 a year.


Blunder No. 5: Thinking You Don’t Have Enough Money To Invest

Take a look at the Forbes Richest People list, and you’ll notice almost all the billionaires have one thing in common — they own another company.

But if you work for a living and don’t happen to have millions of dollars lying around, that can sound totally out of reach.

But with an app called Stash, it doesn’t have to be. It lets you be a part of something that’s normally exclusive to the richest of the rich — on Stash you can buy pieces of other companies for as little as $1.

That’s right — you can invest in pieces of well-known companies, such as Amazon, Google, Apple and more for as little as $1. The best part? If these companies profit, so can you. Some companies even send you a check every quarter for your share of the profits, called dividends.1

It takes two minutes to sign up, and it’s totally secure. With Stash, all your investments are protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) — that’s industry talk for, “Your money’s safe.”2

Plus, when you use the link above, Stash will give you a $5 sign-up bonus once you deposit $5 into your account.*


Blunder No. 6: Assuming Life Insurance Is Expensive And Time Consuming

Have you thought about how your family would manage without your income after you’re gone? How they’ll pay the bills? Send the kids through school? Now’s a good time to start planning for the future by looking into a term life insurance policy.

You’re probably thinking: I don’t have the time or money for that. But your application can take minutes — and you could leave your family up to $1 million with a company called Bestow.

Rates start at just $16 a month. The peace of mind knowing your family is taken care of is priceless.

If you’re under the age of 54 and want to get a fast life insurance quote without a medical exam or even getting up from the couch, get a free quote from Bestow.


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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