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Born on this day!! Disney composer Richard Sherman is 92. Jazz musician Chick Corea is 79. Sports announcer Marv Albert is 79. Singer Len Barry is 78. Actor Roger Aaron Brown (“The District”) is 71. Actress Sonia Manzano (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”) is 70. Drummer Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick is 69. Country singer-guitarist Junior Brown is 68. Singer-songwriter Rocky Burnette is 67. Actor Timothy Busfield is 63. Singer Meredith Brooks is 62. Actress Jenilee Harrison (“Dallas,” ″Three’s Company”) is 62. Accordionist-keyboardist John Linnell of They Might Be Giants is 61. Actor John Enos (“Days of Our Lives,” ″Young and the Restless”) is 58. Rapper Grandmaster Dee of Whodini is 58. Actor Paul Schulze (“Nurse Jackie”) is 58. Actor Eamonn Walker (“Chicago Fire,” ″Cadillac Records”) is 58. Bassist Bardi Martin (Candlebox) is 51. Actor Rick Hoffman (“Suits”) is 50. Actor-comedian Finesse Mitchell (“Roadies,” ″Saturday Night Live”) is 48. Actor Jason Mewes (“Clerks”) is 46. Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd is 43. Actor Timothy Simons (“Veep”) is 42. Actor Wil Horneff (“The Yearling”) is 41. Singer Robyn is 41. Singer-guitarist John Gourley of Portgual. The Man is 39. Country singer Chris Young is 35. Actor Luke Youngblood (“Galavant”) is 34.


1880 – John Lee Richmond pitched baseball’s first perfect game. A perfect game occurs when no batter reaches a base during a complete game of at least nine innings.
1898 – Emilio Aguinaldo, head of the Philippine nationalists, proclaimed independence from Spain.
1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opened to the public in Cooperstown, New York.
1942 – Anne Frank received a diary for her birthday.
1963 – Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
1997 – Interleague play began in baseball, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series.

Today Is: Banana Split Days, Crowded Nest Awareness Day, National Jerky Day, National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, Poultry Days, Superman Day, Victims of Orlando, Florida Attack Day, World Day Against Child Labor

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  MacGyver  /  9:00 – Magnum PI  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – World Of Dance  /  9:00 – The Wall  /  10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  Shark Tank  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Masters Of Illusion  /  9:00 – Whose Line Is It?  9:30 – Whose Line Is It?

TV Talk Shows

Lilly Singh: Terry Crews (R 4/1/20)
The View: Spike Lee, Joseph “JoJo” Clarke & Bri’Anna Harper
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Andy Cohen
Ellen DeGeneres: Jake Tapper, Ricky Martin
Wendy Williams: Hot Topics (R 10/25/19)
The Real: India.Arie (R 1/24/20)
Kelly Clarkson: Tyler Perry, Ben Platt (R 10/15/19)
Tamron Hall: Showcasing the voices of young Americans who are marching, protesting, and demanding change

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

QUESTION: Is there hope at last?? DISNEYLAND IS REOPENING!! Yay! The Happiest Place on Earth makes a comeback on July 17th.. but you’ll need a reservation!!


QUESTION: We used to have “FOMO” (Fear of Missing Out), but now we have “FOGO” (Fear of GOING Out)!!!! Are you afraid of LEAVING YOUR HOME????????


QUESTION: Did their virtue-signaling GO WRONG? L.A.’s elite private Brentwood School gets called out for being a “cesspool of racism!!” (Adam Levine went there!)


QUESTION: Will there be a “very special episode” of the KELLY CLARKSON SHOW?? She just filed for divorce from her husband of 7 years.. SHE WANTS MORE KIDS!!


QUESTION: Did she take the laptop INTO THE TOILET??? The Queen makes her first ZOOM CALL at the age of 94 and knocks it out of the park!! What a hipster!!!!!!!!
The Queen, 94, joined the Princess Royal, 69, on a conference call with four carers living across the UK who have been responsible for looking after family during the coronavirus crisis. Gareth Howells, chief executive of the Carers Trust (left) also took part in the call

Garth Brooks Hosting Drive-In Concert!

Garth Brooks announced on “Good Morning America” Thursday he will host a concert event at 300 drive-in theaters across America beginning June 27th.  Tickets go on sale on June 19 and will cost $100, which accounts for one passenger car or SUV. There will only be 250-300 tickets available per drive-in.  “I am so excited to get to play again,” the 58-year-old said in a statement. “This drive-in concert allows us all to get back to playing live music without the uncertainty of what would be the result to us as a community. This is old school, new school, and perfect for the time we are in.”  Encore Live, the production company behind Brooks’ event, has partnered with health experts to ensure safety protocol amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the outlet shared. This will include maintaining at least six feet of distance between vehicles, the use of personal protective equipment by employees, contactless payment and ticketing systems, as well as limited capacity in restrooms.  Due to social distancing guidelines mandated by health experts during the COVID-19 crisis that has impacted the country, drive-in theaters have become increasingly popular for both artists and fans.  “Families need safe entertainment options that they can enjoy together this summer,” Walter Kinzie, Encore Live’s founder and chief executive officer, told the outlet.
********And if the concert’s not that good, you can slip a Garth CD into the car stereo!!

Top Gun: Maverick Uses No CGI

Top Gun: Maverick” teased fans with a brief behind-the-scenes video showing the power of the movie’s use of real aerial effects rather than any CGI.  Both Tom Cruise and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have previously said that the movie will employ never-before-seen techniques to film practical aerial scenes rather than relying on CGI to do the visual work for them.  In a new video shared by Skydance captioned “No CGI here,” the crew films in the desert as a very low-flying jet skims over the tops of their heads. The nine-second teaser shows the crew reacting in slow motion as the plane blows their hair back, hurts their ears a bit and kicks up a fair amount of dust.  Speaking to Empire in January about his decision to return for the highly anticipated sequel to “Top Gun,” Cruise noted that he told the producer he was “not going to do the CGI stuff.”  “I said to the studio, ‘You don’t know how hard this movie’s going to be. No-one’s ever done this before,’” Cruise explained. “There’s never been an aerial sequence shot this way. I don’t know if there ever will be again, to be honest.”  See the clip HERE.
********JUST PUT THE MOVIE OUT ALREADY!!! You’re killin’ us!!
******Why does Tom Look pretty much the same, and Kelly McGillis looks like 10 miles of bad road??
******Does it feel like Tom does these movies so he can play with cool stuff??

Potsie Files For Divorce Again

Happy Days” alum Anson Williams has reportedly filed for divorce from his wife for the second time in the last year.  The actor, who famously played WarrenPotsieWeber on the hit 1970s TV series, filed divorce paperwork in Los Angeles last Friday, TMZ said.  Anson has been married to his wife, Jackie Williams, for over 30 years, the outlet noted, and Anson’s latest filing comes just nine months after he filed for divorce the first time last September.  He cited irreconcilable differences in his initial divorce filing last year.  “Despite best efforts to work things out or make allowances, and as difficult as it is, sometimes you just have to do what’s best for everyone,” Williams said in a statement via his rep.
*******He’s on the loose?? Pinky Tuscadero will be very excited!!
********She wanted him to get a job at Al’s, but he couldn’t get past the second interview!

Jerry Seinfeld Explored Scientology

Jerry Seinfeld recently paid a visit to Marc Maron’s podcast “WTF,” where he addressed rumors that he once was a Scientologist.  According to Uproxx, rumors of Seinfeld belonging to the religion have surrounded him since the 1990s, when fellow comedian Bobcat Goldthwait accused him of participating in the religion.  While Seinfeld said he was never directly a member of the church, he did dabble in it decades ago.  “I did do a course in Scientology in like ’75,” he said. “I found it very interesting, never pursued it.”  Seinfeld noted that he appreciated the religion’s “emphasis on ethical behavior,” but found no interest in “avoiding negative people,” as Maron put it.  Nowadays, Seinfeld said that he celebrates the “big” holidays within the Jewish faith.
*******Big holidays… like “payday!!”
*****The biggest attraction to Scientology is “hanging out with John Travolta!!”
*******If Jerry avoided negative people, he wouldn’t have any material!!

Ben Affleck Vacations With GF and the Kids

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas were photographed boarding a private jet with two of his three kids on Wednesday to head off on a family vacation. She also brought her beloved dog along for the trip.  He shares three kids, Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8, with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.  Affleck and de Armas, who met while filming the movie “Deep Water” in New Orleans, have been inseparable since the start of the pandemic, choosing to quarantine together where they’ve been taking daily walks to show off their matching heart necklaces and shared shirts.  De Armas also has used the paparazzi shots to her advantage to promote Louis Vuitton.
*********”Would you like to take a trip on my private jet?” That’s always a great opener!!
******When you date a Bond Girl, you always have to be packin’ at least a 007, if you know what we mean!!
*******With their matching shirts and necklaces, this is shaping up to be a great middle-school romance!!

Wendy Williams Returning

Amid “The Wendy Williams Show’s” hiatus, she took to social media to give a shout-out to her fans while awaiting an official return date for taping Season 12. Williams said production needs word from New York state officials confirming that they can, once again, film in an actual studio.  “I want to go back to do our show” she told fans. “Nothing makes me happier than being Wendy on ‘The Wendy Show,’ you know what I mean?”  “I got the love and the boyfriends and all that other kind of stuff, I’m in my house, but what I want most is to be with you,” she said, looking directly into the camera.
*********Thanks for the warning!!!
*****She’ll be back passing out in front of the camera in no time!!
*****How is her gravy disease?? Still bad??


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Megan Transforming After Split With Brian!-(National Enquirer)

Newly single “Transformers” hottie Megan Fox is giving herself a lockdown makeover, sources said.  Since ditching hubby Brian Austin Green for the second time, the brunette is transforming her looks for her new beau, rapper Machine Gun Kelly!  “Megan’s been ordering serums, silicone masks, at-home remedies for lines and wrinkles, and more,” an insider dished.  “She sets aside at least three hours every day for her beauty rituals!  She’s also looking to get a boob job when the restrictions are lifted.”  According to insiders, Megan, 34, wants to be firing on all cylinders for Machine Gun.  “Their relationship got off to a steamy start when she co-starred in the video for his song ‘Bloody Valentine,’” the source sang.  “Megan feels she’s starting a new phase and wants a new look to go with it.”

For Jess, A Ritzy New Address-(Globe)

Former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jessica Capshaw’s hardly counting pennies since her TV character, Dr. Arizona Robbins, got axed from the medical drama in 2018.  The 43-year-old actress is married to Christopher Gavigan-co-founder of Jessica Alba’s biz, The Honest Company!  And now the pair have moved into a newly constructed $10 million dream home.  Best of all, the three-level, 10,000-plus-square-foot Cape Cod-style manor’s just a stone’s throw away from mom Kate Capshaw and stepdad director Steven Spielberg’s palatial digs!

Mila & Ashton:  Making Moves!-(Us Weekly)

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are moving on from their first marital home in Hollywood.  The couple, who tied the knot in July 2015, have listed their primary residence, in the Coldwater Canyon section of Beverly Hills, for $13.995 million.  (They paid about $10.2 million in 2014 for the five-bedroom, five-and-half-bath property, where they’ve raised their children, daughter Wyatt, 5, and son, Dimitri, 3.)  As for their next house, Kutcher, 42, and Kunis, 36, are in the midst of renovating a new home nearby, a source says.  In the meantime, the pair are reportedly quarantined with their kids at their $10 million oceanfront mansion in Carpinteria, Calif., near Santa Barbara.  While in self-isolation, the That 70s Show alums-who recently launched a “quarantine wine” to help coronavirus relief efforts-have been leaning on each other to get through the pandemic.  “He’s the calming force in my life,” the actress gushed in April about the way her husband’s helping with her anxiety during this uncertain time.  His response?  “It’s called love.”  Aww.

After Sunset-(Star)

May 20

Toasting his wife, Keely, on his 67th birthday a windswept Pierce Brosnan wrote, “Thank you for the moon and the sun and all the days of our lives together.”

Throwback!  Tiffani Thiessen-(Life & Style)

Growing up in Long Beach, Calif., Tiffani got her start competing in beauty pageants.  She was even crowned Miss Junior America 1987!  “At the time, it was fun,” the brunette’s said.  Soon, however, she caught the acting bug and landed the role of head cheerleader Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell!


Bachelor in Paradise alum Jenna Cooper, 30, welcomed her first child, a daughter named Presley, with partner Karl Hudson IV, 33.  “Times are crazy right now, but she is the perfect reminder of love, joy and peace,” Cooper says.

Washington Capitals hockey team captain Alex Ovechkin, 34, and wife Nastasiya, 26, welcomed their second child, son Ilya.  The two are also parents to 21-month-old son Sergei.

Pretty Little Liars actress Sasha Pieterse, 24, is expecting her first child with husband Hudson Sheaffer, 30.

Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“Khloe Kardashian covered Kourtney Kardashian’s house in toilet paper as a prank.  On the upside, it doubled the home’s post-pandemic property value.”-Paul Lander.

“Adele showed off her weight loss on Instagram.  The weight that Adele lost is already writing an album about being dumped.”-David Spade.

Hamilton will be streaming on Disney+ on July 3.  The bad news:  Because they want to give audiences the full Broadway experience, it’s going to cost $800.”-David Spade.



Barber Makes COVID Shield

A New Jersey barber preparing to reopen his shop invented a shield designed to keep salon workers and their customers safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Edwin Ramirez, owner of 201 Stylez in Union City, said he is awaiting approval from the state before reopening his shop, but in the meantime he has been installing “Shields on Wheels” inside the business.  The invention is a movable plexiglass shield with a cutout large enough for barbers to fit their hands and tools through while cutting or styling a customer’s hair.  “I started putting pieces together, and I said, you know what this can be? The thing that’s essential for barbers,” Ramirez told WPVI-TV.  See the video HERE.
********Even better??? “Robo-Barber!!!”
********With a shield, at least they can’t close-talk ya with bad dirty jokes!!

Woman Attacked Trying To Save Squirrel

A Texas woman attempting to rescue a squirrel from a backyard kiddie pool received a caught-on-camera fright when the animal jumped and climbed up her body.  The Lumberton woman who recorded the footage said she spotted the squirrel stranded in her granddaughter’s inflatable pool, so she summoned her daughter outside to assess the situation.  “Of course, being the animal lover she is, she had to attempt a rescue,” the filmer wrote.  The video shows the filmer warning the younger woman not to touch the squirrel, so the rescuer attempts to use a chair to scoop the small animal out of the water.  The squirrel initially dodges the chair, but finally gets scooped up. It appears that the squirrel is about to return to dry land, but it abruptly leaps off the chair and climbs up the woman’s body.  The woman panics and flees, and the squirrel falls back into the water.  See the video HERE.
*******You don’t mess with a guy when he’s sunning his nuts!!
******Even with squirrels, no good deed goes unpunished!!
*******Does it feel like the animals finally have our number??

Giant Python Found In Florida

A python hunter in Florida said he might have a new record on his hands after bagging a 17-foot snake that put up a fierce fight.  Martin County Trapping & Wildlife Rescue owner Mike Kimmel, known as the Python Cowboy, posted photos and videos to his Instagram showing his struggle with the python, and his injuries following the successful capture.  Kimmel said the snake left him bleeding from his arm.  “This ain’t good. I think she got an artery,” he said.  The hunter’s injury was treated and the Burmese python, captured on an Everglades spoil island in the Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area, was humanely euthanized.  The snake, measuring more than 17 feet long and weighing about 150 pounds, might be a new record, Kimmel said. He said he is waiting to hear back from state officials.  See the video HERE.
*******This all started when someone released a pet python into the wild!! (true)
****Now the Everglades are overrun with these things. They eat DEER and other smaller mammals!! Sometimes they’ll try to eat an alligator! That usually doesn’t end well!!
******The Everglades are beautiful.. but you don’t wanna go walking around out there at night!!

Escaped Inmates Promise To Return

Two inmates who escaped from a prison in Rome last week left guards a courtesy note, saying they had business to take care of but would be back shortly, a newspaper reported Tuesday.  The two cousins, Davad Zukanovic, 40, and Lil Ahmetovic, 46, broke out of Rebibbia prison overnight on June 2 by scaling a wall using a water hose left in a courtyard.  But before they escaped, they left a note in their cell explaining they had personal reasons for needing to flee, said the Repubblica daily.  They were driven by “the need to protect their children from a nasty business they had got themselves into,” the daily said, paraphrasing the contents of the letter. The inmates specified that only they could make things right, as their wives were also both in jail.  At the end of the signed note, Zukanovic and Ahmetovic promised to return in about 15 days once everything was sorted, the paper said.
******In the U.S., we call that “prison reform!!”
******This could mean a huge savings to the prison system… make it “self-serve!!”
*****Let’s hope they post some videos on Facebook so we can stay in touch!!







How To Use All The Food In Your Refrigerator To Prevent Waste

Huffington Post

Choose A Theme Instead Of A Specific Recipe

When it comes to using up tidbits from your refrigerator, Clare Langan, a home-cooking expert who was a producer on the A&E cooking show “Scraps,” recommends loosely planning meals by theme instead of adhering to specific recipes.

“Each week, or a couple of times a week, roughly plan out your meals for the next few days based on what you have in the house,” Langan tells HuffPost. “Right now, especially, it’s unrealistic to assume you have everything in your house to whip up a specific recipe. I recommend opting for a looser approach: Meatless Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, Pasta Sundays. Putting a little intention behind how you plan and shop can be helpful if you have trouble deciding what to make and end up wasting food. Plus, theme nights make dinner feel a little more special.”

Adam Stevenson, executive chef of the Copperleaf Restaurant at Seattle’s Cedarbrook Lodge, seconds a taco theme as a great way to use up the odds and ends from your fridge. When we have tacos, we use lots of different vegetables as toppings, keeping them raw for the best nutrients and crunch,” he says. “Vegetables we like are kale, cabbage, carrots and radish. These, tossed with apple cider vinegar, olive oil and lemon, add that nice crunch to the taco.”


Incorporate Leftovers Into Your Meal Plan

When Stevenson is at home, he looks forward to eating leftovers, he says. “We look at this as an opportunity to make something else great. For instance, from a roasted or smoked chicken, we will pick the remaining meat and have tacos the next day. From the carcass, we make a wonderful stock. One that comes to mind is pho. It’s great paired with that leftover pork roast from a few nights ago. The same broth is fantastic for making soups or pasta dishes.”

Langan also loves cooking with leftover broth or stock, especially when cooking grains such as rice or quinoa or simmering dried or canned beans. “This is a great trick to make canned beans taste more like those from scratch,” she says.

Langan calls pizzas, vegetable soups, grain bowls, tacos, frittatas and grilled cheese sandwiches “use-it-up meals” and recommends using them as blank slates to fill up with all the leftovers and random items from your fridge.


Master The ‘Fridge Dive Frittata’

Langan suggests purging your fridge before you head to the store. “Once a week, before going to the grocery store, make a Fridge Dive Frittata. Cook any vegetable odds and ends in your fridge ― the remaining half of an onion, a handful of wilted spinach, the last of a bag of frozen peas ― in an oven-proof skillet. Add six to eight whisked eggs in a small to medium skillet and any other bits from your fridge. This is a great place for cheese and herbs. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 to 40 minutes until set. This is particularly good for brunch, but you can eat it any time of the day!”


Don’t Throw Away Your Stems

It pains Stevenson when you throw away the lesser parts of vegetables. “One way to get more out of your vegetables and preserve them is to use the entire vegetable,” he says. “One of my favorite things to eat are the stems and stalks of broccoli and romaine. These are wonderful pickled, roasted or simply sauteed. There is no reason to get rid of them ― this is where all the flavor and nutrients are.” Here are five delicious uses for broccoli stems.


Save Your Stale Bread

It may be tempting to throw away stale pieces of bread, but they can actually be frozen until you’re ready to put them to use.

Langan has some terrific tips for this. “Another catch-all dish is panzanella, also known as bread salad. Tear pieces of bread (fresh or stale) into bite-size pieces and toast lightly in the oven. Toss with your favorite vinaigrette and any odds and ends ― vegetables, cheese, herbs or cooked protein or beans. Tomatoes, basil and mozzarella are classic, but use what you have! I like doing a version with cucumber, dill, feta and red onion for a Greek vibe.” Click here for more panzanella salad recipes.

She also suggests blitzing leftover bread into crumbs and toasting them in a skillet with olive oil, garlic and herbs to make a crunchy topping for pasta, salads and soups.


Get Creative With Fruit And Berries

Anyone who has ever purchased a banana knows that some foods, especially fruits and berries, have a short shelf life.

A lot of vintage baking recipes were created as a way to use up fruit before it went bad, Langan says. “Crumbles, crisps, buckles and pandowdy are all great ways to use up berries, stone fruit, apples and pears. You can also simmer about-to-turn fruit with a bit of sweetener like sugar, honey or maple syrup in a saucepan until thickened for a quick compote to top ice cream, cakes, yogurt or oatmeal.”  If you’re freezing fruit to use later in smoothies or other recipes, Langan says to cut the fruit into 2-inch pieces, place on a parchment or waxed paper-lined sheet tray and freeze until solid. Then transfer the fruit to an airtight container or zip-top bag. “Freezing the fruit this way allows it to become like little ice cubes rather than freezing into one big clump,” she says. She also suggests peeling bananas first, since it can be difficult to remove the skins once they’re frozen.

You shouldn’t neglect ripening avocados, Stevenson says. “These turn ripe so fast, especially during hot days,” he says. “Get them into your salads. If they’re too soft, make a mayonnaise or a green goddess dressing.” These green goddess recipes will remind you of its greatness.

Learning how to use all the odds and ends in your kitchen will save you money, and the results are nothing short of delicious.


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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