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Born on this day!! Blues guitarist Buddy Guy is 85. Movie director Peter Bogdanovich is 82. Singer Paul Anka is 80. Jazz saxophonist David Sanborn is 76. Actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger is 74. Actor William Atherton (“Die Hard” films”) is 74. Actor Jean Reno (“The Da Vinci Code,” ″Godzilla”) is 73. Actor Ken Olin is 67. Actor Delta Burke is 65. Actor Richard Burgi (“Desperate Housewives”) is 63. Singer-songwriter Kate Bush is 63. Country singer Neal McCoy is 63. Actor Laurence Fishburne is 60. Actor Lisa Kudrow (“Friends”) is 58. Guitarist Dwayne O’Brien of Little Texas is 58. Actor Vivica A. Fox is 57. Actor Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” ″Everybody Hates Chris”) is 53. Actor Simon Baker (“The Mentalist”) is 52. Director Christopher Nolan (“Memento,” ″Insomnia”) is 51. Actor Tom Green is 50. Drummer Brad Hargreaves of Third Eye Blind is 50. Actor Christine Taylor (“Dodgeball,” “The Brady Bunch Movie”) is 50. Comedian Dean Edwards (“Saturday Night Live”) is 48. Actor Hilary Swank is 47. Actor Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl,” ″Not Another Teen Movie”) is 44. Singer-guitarist Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers is 41. Actor April Bowlby (“Drop Dead Diva,” ″Two and a Half Men”) is 41. Actor Yvonne Strahovski (“Chuck,” “The Handmaid’s Tale”) is 39. Actor Martin Starr (“Silicon Valley,” ″Freaks and Geeks”) is 39. Actor Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) is 37. Actor Joey King (TV’s “Fargo”) is 22.


1619 – The first legislative assembly in English North America convened in Jamestown, Va.
1729 – The U.S. city of Baltimore was founded.
1932 – The tenth modern Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles.
1945 – The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sank within 15 minutes. It was one of the greatest naval losses of World War II, resulting in the deaths of nearly 900 men.
1956 – The phrase “In God We Trust” was adopted as the U.S. national motto.
1965 – President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare Bill into law.
1975 – Former Teamsters union president James Hoffa was reported missing. Many suspect he was murdered, though his remains have never been found.
1980 – The Republic of Vanuatu, formerly known as the New Hebrides, gained its independence from France and Britain.
2002 – Lisa Leslie became the first woman to dunk in a professional basketball game.
2012 – 620 million people were without power in India, the worst power outage in world history.

Today Is: Cheesecake Day, Father-In-Law Day, Friendship Day, Health Care Now!  Medicare’s Birthday, International Day of Friendship, National Chicken and Waffles Day, National Get Narly Day, National Share A Hug Day, National Talk in An Elevator Day, National Water Gun Fight Day, National Whistleblowers Appreciation Day, Paperback Book Day, World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, System Administrator Appreciation Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Secret Celebrity Renovation  /  9:00 – Love Island  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – Tokyo Olympics
ABC – 8:00 –  Shark Tank / 9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Burden Of Truth  /  9:00 – Dynasty

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Chelsea Handler, Chris Bosh, Moneybagg Yo, guest host Phoebe Robinson (R 7/14/21)
Jimmy Fallon: Pre-empted
Stephen Colbert: Joy Reid, Alessia Cara (R 7/19/21)
Seth Meyers: Pre-empted
James Corden: Forest Whitaker, Kane Brown (R 4/15/21)
The View: Molly Ringwald, Whitney Cummings
The Talk: Matthew Rhys, James Purefoy, Dove Cameron, guest co-host Daymond John
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jay Pharoah, Amoila Cesar, guest co-host Maria Menounos
Ellen DeGeneres: Don Johnson, Nicole Byer (R 4/7/21)
Wendy Williams: Dr. Terry Dubrow, Dr. Paul Nassif (R 5/18/21)
The Real: Laz Alonso, Ledisi (R 10/9/20)
Kelly Clarkson: Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton, Madison Beer (R 11/5/20)
Tamron Hall: Michael Strahan, Vince Murdock (R 11/10/20)
Drew Barrymore: Kristen Bell, Jenna Lyons, Amirah Kassem (R 12/11/20)

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

QUESTION: She was gonna make HOW much? Scarlett Johansson says the simultaneous streaming release of “Black Widow” cost her $50 MILLION in pay!!!!!!


QUESTION: Is this the weirdest Catfish EVER?? A PE teacher discovers that his online girlfriend is actually his ROOMMATE, who is hopelessly in love with him!


QUESTION: How did this Olympian patch the hole in her kayak?? She USED A CONDOM!!! “It was a smooth finish,” she said… and she WON THE GOLD!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: How much would YOU pay for a slice of Charles and Di’s WEDDING CAKE?? It’s going on the block, and is expected to fetch up to… $700?? Not much!!
princess diana wedding cake

QUESTION: Why get a ROOM when you’ve got a RESTAURANT?? Bennifer 2.0 get extremely handsy at an Italian restaurant!! But is this romance for REAL??
J Lo Gets All Up in Ben Affleck's Lap While Kissing in Italy

*******What? No tongue sandwich???

George Clooney Hit By Floods

George Clooney and his family were caught in the devastating floods and mudslides that hit northern Italy Tuesday, as they vacationed in their picturesque Lake Como holiday home.  Clooney — who owns the 18th-century Villa Oleandra in idyllic Laglio — was photographed with Mayor Roberto Pozzi as he offered his support to locals amid the havoc.  More than 60 people have been rescued after Laglio and other towns surrounding Lake Como were swamped when extreme weather hit the country.  Tree trunks and rocks washed down a nearby mountainside and swept past the “Ocean’s Eleven” star’s home — but fortunately, Clooney, his wife Amal and their twins, 4, were unhurt and their property was not damaged, The Sun reported.  “It’s so much worse than anybody thinks. We were in Cernobbio and it was very bad, but here in Laglio it’s much worse,” Clooney told Italian media. “They think it could be years and millions of dollars before they fix it up.”
*********OK, George… start writin’ the checks!!!!
*********The floods may be terrible, but you’re still on Lake Como… not in Sri Lanka!!!

Animated Show About The Prince

HBO Max’s anticipated satirical animated comedy about the royal family, “The Prince,” has finally been released.  They dropped the first 12 episodes of the Gary Janetti created cartoon Thursday.  “The Prince” is a parodic twist about the imagined inner mechanics of the Firm through the lenses of an animated Prince George, who is the eldest son of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The youngster, 8, is third in the line of succession to the British crown.  The animated series features an all-star cast who lent their voices to characters living in Buckingham Palace.  Janetti, 55, stars in the series as the fictionalized George. Other stars who signed on as part of the voice cast include Orlando Bloom as Prince Harry, Alan Cumming as George’s butler Owen, Frances de la Tour as Queen Elizabeth, Lucy Punch as Kate Middleton, Condola Rashad as Meghan Markle, Iwan Rheon as Prince William, Dan Stevens as Prince Charles and Sophie Turner as Princess Charlotte.  Stevens will also be voicing Prince Phillip, who died in April at 99. The Duke of Edinburgh’s passing delayed the show’s premiere.
*********They spelled the title wrong!!! “P-R-I-C-K does not spell “Prince!!!”
******It’s hard to make the Royal Family funnier than they are in real life!!
********The Queen said, “Why couldn’t they wait until I’m dead???”

Marilyn Manson Wants Lawsuit Tossed

Marilyn Manson requested that a judge throw out Esmé Bianco’s sexual assault lawsuit against him.  Manson — born Brian Hugh Warner — called Bianco’s claims “untrue” and “meritless” and suggested they are “a key component of a coordinated attack” by women who want to “dishonestly seek to monetize and exploit the #MeToo movement,” per federal court documents.  He alleged that the “Game of Thrones” alum and other unnamed women “spent months plotting, workshopping and fine-tuning their stories to turn what were consensual friendships and relationships with [him] from more than a decade ago into twisted tales that bear no resemblance to reality.”  He then claimed that they are “desperately trying to conflate the imagery and artistry of [his] ‘shock rock’ stage persona, Marilyn Manson, with fabricated accounts of abuse.”  Manson argued that even if Bianco’s allegations were true, she is not within the seven-year statute of limitations from when the alleged incident took place.
********So there!!! You’re lying, and even if you’re not, it’s too late!!!
******Are the women mad because he wouldn’t share his makeup???

Real Spongebob and Patrick Found

Marine scientists may have discovered the hidden location of SpongeBob SquarePants’ underwater Bikini Bottom home just 200 miles off the coast of New York.  Divers recently spotted a yellow sea sponge and a pink sea star — doppelgängers for SpongeBob and his doltish pal, Patrick Star — hanging out on a rock at the Retriever Seamount in the Atlantic Ocean.  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientist Christopher Mah shared the news on Twitter: “I normally avoid these refs… but WOW. REAL LIFE SpongeBob and Patrick!”  A team of researchers from NOAA’s Okeanos Explorer ship found the aquatic allies — a Hertwigia sponge and Chondraster starfish — while surveying the seamount aboard remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).  See the pic HERE.
********This means Spongebob Squarepants is a DOCUMENTARY!!!!!
*******If you look closely, you’ll see the squirrel in the diver’s helmet in the background!!!

ARod Posts “Thirst Trap” Pics

Alex Rodriguez really wants to know if you think he looks better in a suit and tie or shirtless.    “1 or 2?” he captioned an Instagram post showing a photo of him wearing swim trunks and a separate photo of him wearing a suit on Wednesday.  He also added the photos to his Instagram Story and allowed fans to pick their favorite outfit.  Rodriguez has been celebrating his 46th birthday enjoying a European vacation. The baseball player-turned-businessman has been spotted with sports reporter Melanie Collins along with Jessie James and her husband Eric Decker.  He has been single since he and musician Jennifer Lopez ended their engagement in April.
*********Wait a minute… did they just call J Lo a “musician??”
*******Shirt on… shirt off… he’s still a big dumb animal!!!
*******You don’t see Ben Affleck taking HIS shirt off!! Which must mean he’s fat right now!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Matt’s $280M Blunder!-(National Enquirer)

Matt Damon lost out on stupid money by turning down the lead in “Avatar!”  Director James Cameron offered him a chunk of the sci-fi film’s profits-which would have meant a whopping $280 million payday for Matt!  “I was offered a little movie called ‘Avatar,’” the 50-year-old actor recently revealed.  “James Cameron offered me 10 percent of it.  I will go down in history.  You will never meet an actor who turned down more money.”  “Avatar” went on to become the highest grossing movie of all time with a whopping $2.8 billion in worldwide ticket sales.  Still, Oscar winner Matt was able to joke about what he could have done with his “Avatar” windfall.  “With these billionaires blasting off into space, I probably would have bought a rocket ship,” he shrugged.

Playing Brando-(Globe)

“Grey’s Anatomy” alum Justin Chambers got an offer he couldn’t refuse-starring as Marlon Brando in “The Offer,” a limited series about the making of the 1972 classic “The Godfather.”  It’s the 51-year-old actor’s first gig since leaving the ABC medical drama in 2019, after 15 years of playing Dr. Alex Karev.

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“I just can’t think of anything I’d hate more than sitting in front of somebody I don’t know, that chances are I won’t like, and have to sit and watch them eat food.”-On why she’s never been on a proper date, Kate Beckinsale.

“He’s such a flamboyant dresser that I can’t really pull off the sweat pants or yoga gear.  I have to elevate myself to his level.  He’s always covered in sequins, pink….everything’s glowing!”-On coordinating outfits with boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly, Megan Fox

“We used to keep the Office set very cold-like 60 degrees-and I wasn’t able to do anything about that.”-On whether she had any grievances with former costars, Mindy Kaling.

Britney:  Engaged?!-(Star)

As her legal battle rages on, Britney Spears plans a brighter future with Sam Asghari.  After passionately telling a judge she wanted “to be able to get married and have a baby,” the embattled singer was spotted wearing a sparkler on that finger at a Starbucks drive-through with her beau of nearly five years, Sam Asghari, in L.A. July 18.  “She proposed to him!” a source says, “and he surprised her with a ring.  But for now they’re calling it a promise ring because she’s still in the middle of a legal fight with her father.”

Love Trip-(Life & Style)

Antibes, France, July 12

Fun in the sun!  Bella Hadid, 24, and the new man in her life-art director Marc Kalman, 33-enjoyed some alone time at the luxe Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, before hopping aboard a yacht with friends.  The couple became Instagram official just four days earlier, on July 8, when the supermodel posted a picture of them kissing in a slideshow captioned, “Time of my life.  Healthy, working and loved.”


Ginny & Georgia actress Brianne Howey, 32, wed Matt Ziering, 36, on July 24 in Palos Verdes, Calif.

Lady Kitty Spencer, 30, Princess Diana’s niece, married Michael Lewis, 62, at a ceremony in Frascati, Italy, on July 24.

Gabriel Jagger, 23, son of Mick Jagger, 78 and model Jerry Hall, 65, wed Swiss socialite Anouk Winzenried on July 17 at the Oxfordshire, U.K., country home of his stepfather, Rupert Murdoch, 90.

Number of the Week-(In Touch)


-length, in feet, of Million Dollar Listing New York star Ryan Serhant’s new closet.



Wedding Dress Found On Highway

Tollway officials in Texas said they are trying to find the owner of an unusual piece of debris rescued from the side of a highway — a wedding dress.  The North Texas Tollway Authority said workers doing a cleanup project on the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco spotted a white box at the side of the road that contained the dress.  The tollway authority posted a photo of the white dress and train on Twitter in the hopes of finding the owner.  “This is not a Sally Field, Smokey and the Bandit deal, it didn’t go flying out of a vehicle per se. It’s boxed up. It’s clearly somebody’s memory somewhere along the way they lost track with it and we like to reunite them,” spokesman Michael Rey told KTVT-TV. Rey said documents inside the box indicate the dress was boxed more than 20 years ago, but the papers didn’t provide many other clues pointing at the identity of the owner.
*******We thought maybe someone couldn’t wait to start the honeymoon!!!
********It can’t belong to Joe Exotic.. he’s been in jail!!
******Did anyone check to see if Gwen Stefani lost her dress on the way back to L.A.???

Lottery Winner Had No Idea!

A German woman who won a lottery jackpot of about $39 million said she carried the ticket in her purse for nearly six weeks before discovering it was a winner.  She told officials she bought a ticket for the June 9 Lotto 6aus49 drawing and stowed it in her purse, forgetting to check it until she decided to play the lottery again nearly a month later.  The woman discovered she was the sole jackpot winner from the drawing, matching all seven numbers. She won a nearly $39 million jackpot.  “I still get dizzy at the thought that I carelessly carried almost [$39 million] around in my purse for several weeks,” the winner told lottery officials. Officials said the jackpot was the second highest in the 75-year history of Lotto Bayern.
********We always check our tickets right away… which is obviously why we never win!!!
********This is why you should always go through your wife’s purse when she’s not looking!!!

Bull Moose Trapped In Parking Garage

Wildlife officials in Colorado said a large bull moose was tranquilized and relocated after wandering into the ground floor of a parking garage.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife said officers responded to the parking garage in the Lionshead Village area of Vail on Tuesday morning when the 2-to-3-year-old moose was spotted inside the garage.  Wildlife officials said the moose had been spotted frequently inside area parking garages during the preceding 10 days, likely drawn in by residual salt from de-icing agents used on the upper floors.  “He was pretty regularly coming into the parking structure first thing in the morning and then would kind of clear out before it got too busy,” wildlife officer Devin Duval said in the agency release. “This is the primary parking place for the folks accessing Lionshead Village as well as the Vail Health hospital.” Duval said the decision to relocate the moose came after officials determined it was becoming accustomed to the area and seemed unlikely to leave on its own.  See the video HERE.
********When you tranquilize a bull moose… that’s a LOT of tranquilizer!!!
******The guys showed up and said, “Holy crap!! We thought you said ‘MOUSE!!!!'”

Giant Sapphire Cluster Found

Authorities in Sri Lanka said workers in a man’s back yard made a stunning discovery — the world’s largest star sapphire cluster.  Local authorities in the Ratnapura area said the stone, known as the Serendipity Sapphire, was found by workers digging a well in the back yard of a man identified only by the surname Gamage.  “The person who was digging the well alerted us about some rare stones. Later, we stumbled upon this huge specimen,” Gamage told the BBC.  The cluster weighs in at about 1,124 pounds — or 2.5 million carats.  Gamage, a gem trader, said some stones that came loose from the cluster were tested and confirmed to be high-quality star sapphires.  Ratnapura translates to “city of gems” in Sinhalese. The city is known as the gem capital of Sri Lanka.  Experts said the cluster could be worth up to $100 million on the international market.
*********He doesn’t need a well now!!! He can afford to bathe in Evian!!!!
*******Sapphires??? We can dig it!!!
********After reading this story, we started digging in our backyard!! We only came up with a bone the dog buried!!!!






8 Lasting Changes Experts Think We’ll See In Kids After This ‘Lost’ Year

Huffington Post


Understanding Of Loss

With the current COVID-19 death toll at more than 4 million worldwide, countless children have been exposed to loss and grief during the pandemic. For many, this may have been their first experience with death.

“For the thousands who lost parents, grandparents and other loved ones, the loss is immeasurable, and grief and bereavement can take many forms,” said Dr. Ilisse Perlmutter, director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Talkiatry.

Even those who haven’t lost a loved one may have felt grief over lost experiences or opportunities. Parents should be prepared to help their children cope with grief and understand that it’s all part of the human experience.

“While it is easier said than done, it is best not to overthink the possible losses that children have experienced during the pandemic,” said Wight. “They have lived through a profoundly unique and powerful experience. They have gained skills as well as understanding during this time.”


Vulnerability To Mental Health Disorders

“Through the pandemic, there were significant increases in children and adolescents reporting anxiety and depressive symptoms, and this will likely continue trending upwards,” Tewari said.

The data doesn’t look great. A report from Save the Children found that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a “devastating” impact on American families’ and children’s emotional health.

“We will see on the negative side increased vulnerability to anxiety-based disorders such as eating disorders and pressure on children and adolescent mental health services,” said psychotherapist Noel McDermott. “Investment in mental well-being needs to increase and the whole needs of our kids considered.”

While many parents are anxious about their children catching up academically, McDermott believes kids have gained the perspective to recognize the other important issues in life ― which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

“We have a lot of choice about how to frame this for ourselves and for our kids,” he said. “Whilst we have seen an increase in anxiety disorders and depressive disorders during this time in kids, if we respond well to this with effective support, positive skills can be learned by kids about how to manage challenge and there can be improved resilience going forwards.”


Social Anxiety

“Many children may continue to struggle with social anxiety due to the isolation of the past 1.5 years, so gradual exposure to social situations and redeveloping social skills will be essential in helping them in reacclimating,” Tewari said.

Dr. Dyan Hes, founder of Gramercy Pediatrics, said she’s concerned about childhood development, particularly with the littlest of little ones, as the most rapid brain growth occurs from birth until age 3. Missing out on interactions with others may have fostered a sense of social isolation that will need to be overcome.

“These children have not seen many facial expressions behind masks, they have not learned to navigate the social skills needed to play with other toddlers or even the motor skills to run on a playground,” she explained. “As a pediatrician, I wholeheartedly encourage families to send their children to school, camp or day care. The benefits far outweigh the risks, unless their child has a medical condition that would make COVID life threatening. … We need our children to reemerge into society and we need all adults to be vaccinated for this to happen.”


Health Anxiety

All of the mania around sanitizing and disinfecting may also have a long-term impact on some children.

“There could be increases in illness anxiety disorder due to fears of catching the virus and having to maintain the strict hygiene protocols that have been necessary through the pandemic,” Tewari said.

“Most people’s nervous systems are dysregulated due to the pandemic’s threat to our safety and health, so it will take time for our brains and bodies to recover after the pandemic ends,” she added. “As a result, we may feel disoriented, and have a hard time believing that life can ever be ‘normal’ again.”

Anxiety around illness may also mean some children feel a fear or discomfort around going outside.

“I have noticed many kids who have never climbed up the playground ladder, learned how to ride a scooter or a bike,” Hes said. “These kids have been kept indoors for fear of COVID because they are too young to be vaccinated. I try to encourage parents to take kids out to get fresh air, run and play.”


Widening Inequality

Although we can’t yet fully know the extent of the pandemic’s lasting impact on children’s academic performance or development, there are certain trends that are already very clear.

“We do know that kids from already stressed and underresourced communities were more adversely affected during the pandemic,” said Dr. Helen Egger, a child psychiatrist and co-founder of Little Otter. “Widening inequality for children may be one of the worst impacts of the pandemic.”

From economic challenges to mental health struggles, many existing gaps between populations have worsened during the pandemic, and children are bearing much of the brunt.

“Children who were struggling before the pandemic may lag further behind,” Perlmutter said. “Youngsters who are homeless, have disabilities, subjected to racial violence are especially at risk.”


Positive Memories

The impact of the pandemic isn’t entirely terrible. Wight pointed out a silver lining of living through such “unprecedented times” unlike anything kids have experienced before.

“It’s important not to overlook that children will also have special or positive memories related back to the pandemic,” Wight said. “They might remember having more quality family time, a slower pace of life, FaceTiming with family members across the country and new hobbies they developed while at home.”

McDermott highlighted other positive aspects ― like spending more time with family and the refreshing old routines.

“The ‘interruption’ to the treadmill of school, university and jobs can also be viewed positively as it has allowed time to focus on important relationships in our lives,” he said.


Connection To Others

Although the pandemic brought social isolation, it also fostered a sense of global community. There’s also a universality to the experience, which creates common ground for children growing up with the trauma of COVID-19.

“As a global event, there is a shared experience for all the world’s children,” McDermott said. “As has been shown around issues such as climate change, kids are truly amazing at seeing their connections and joining together. Is this the global generation? Some of us hope so.”

He also emphasized the power of the internet in allowing children to connect to each other even amid their isolation.

“The hegemony of online experience has moved forward and we will see this generation more connected to that and connected to global voices and experiences,” McDermott said.



“Despite the horror of this devastating year, understanding that in the face of trauma and this public health disaster we have the capacity for resilience has been comforting and grounding,” Perlmutter said. “Marking life events and celebrations in the usual ways was disappointing but not out of the question. Watching the grace and enthusiasm of high school seniors’ graduation ceremonies in living rooms, drive-by birthday celebrations, Zoom visits with grandparents, and bar and bat mitzvahs and confirmations on Zoom was humbling. It gives me hope.”

Throughout the pandemic, children have learned to cope with many unforeseen changes and challenges. While the experience wasn’t always positive, it fostered major growth and resilience.

Wight encouraged parents to keep this bright side in mind as we continue to work through the evolving situation.

“It is critical for parents to manage their own distress and worries, as it directly impacts their children’s well-being,” she said. “It is most helpful to focus on the resilience of children and to give them many opportunities to return to play and the work of being children.”


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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