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Born on this day!! Actor Bruce Dern is 85. Singer-actor Michelle Phillips (The Mamas and The Papas) is 77. Jazz saxophonist Anthony Braxton is 76. Bassist Danny Brown of The Fixx is 70. Actor Parker Stevenson is 69. Actor Keith David (“Barbershop”) is 65. Blues musician Tinsley Ellis is 64. Singer El DeBarge is 60. Actor Julie White (film’s “Transformers,” TV’s “Grace Under Fire”) is 60. Actor Lindsay Frost (“Crossing Jordan”) is 59. Actor Sean Pertwee (“Gotham”) is 57. Singer Al B. Sure! is 53. Actor Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”) is 53. Ron Huebel (“What To Expect When You’re Expecting”) is 52. Comedian Horatio Sanz (“Saturday Night Live”) is 52. Actor James Callis (“Bridget Jones”) is 50. Actor Noah Wyle (“ER”) is 50. Bassist Stefan Lessard of The Dave Matthews Band is 47. Actor Russell Brand is 46. Actor Angelina Jolie is 46. Actor Theo Rossi (“Sons of Anarchy”) is 46. Actor Robin Lord Taylor (“Gotham”) is 43. Bassist JoJo Garza of Los Lonely Boys is 41. Model Bar Refaeli is 36. Drummer Zac Farro (Paramore) is 31.


1892 – The Sierra Club, led by John Muir, was incorporated in San Francisco.
1896 – Henry Ford took his first car out for a test drive.
1942 – The Battle of Midway, a decisive Allied victory in World War II, began.
1944 – The U.S. Fifth Army entered Rome, leading to the liberation of the city during World War II.
1968 – Dorothy Gish, American actress who starred in many silent-film classics, died.
1989 – People’s Army of China opened fire on crowds of prodemocracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square, killing thousands.
1992 – The U.S. Post Office announced that in a poll people preferred the “young Elvis” stamp to the “old Elvis” stamp.
2001 – King Dipendra of Nepal died, three days after shooting most of his family and himself.
2003 – Martha Stewart was indicted on charges of insider trading.

Today Is: Audacity To Hope Day, Banana Split Days, Doughnut Day or Donut Day, Hug Your Cat Day, Horseradish Days, International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, International (World) Hug Your Cat Day, National Clean Beauty Day, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, National Punk Day, National SAFE Day, Old Maid’s Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Magnum P.I. /  9:00 – Magnum P.I.  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – Blacklist  /  9:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  Emergency Call / 9:00 – 20/20
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Charmed  /  9:00 – Dynasty

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: DJ Khaled, Florence Pugh, Fousheé
Stephen Colbert: Gayle King, BTS (R 5/25/21)
Seth Meyers: Dave Grohl, Ziwe, Foo Fighters, Mario Duplantier (R 5/6/21)
James Corden: Bear Grylls, Middle Kids (R 3/23/21)
Lilly Singh: Natalie Wynn (R 5/13/21)
The View: Sinéad O’Connor, Giada De Laurentiis
The Talk: Joan Allen, Michael Cimino, guest co-hosts Jerry O’Connell & Jaime Camil
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jenna Elfman, guest host Ali Wentworth
Ellen DeGeneres: Lisa Kudrow, Mae Martin, Thuso Mbedu, Kym Douglas
Wendy Williams: Eva Marcille
The Real: Annie Potts, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche (R 10/23/20)
Kelly Clarkson: Alex Morgan, Erin Andrews, Chiney Ogwumike, Jessica Mendoza (R 4/20/21)
Tamron Hall: Aarón Sánchez, Bryan Ford, MacKenzie Smith (R 4/19/21)
Drew Barrymore: Jennifer Garner, Dr. Aliza Pressman (R 12/3/20)

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

QUESTION: Do you have a spare $18,000 lying around?? Then you might be interested in buying this “invisible art!!” That’s right.. $18k for literally NOTHING!! WTH??


QUESTION: Best mom EVER?? Jennie Garth says she sewed her daughter’s prom dress!! “Somehow I pulled it off!!!” Wait a minute.. isn’t that her DATE’S job???


QUESTION: Are they “solemates??” When this student was turned away from graduation for wearing the wrong shoes, his teacher GAVE HIM HIS OWN SHOES!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: How bad does NIKE SUCK?? Vanessa Bryant is MAD after she designed tribute shoes for Gigi, and Nike made them WITHOUT PERMISSION!! Uh, oh!!!
How? People were sharing information on how to obtain the shoes online

QUESTION: Is this movie franchise finally living up to the name “Mission Impossible?” Reports say Tom Cruise is self-isolating after cast & crew test POSITIVE!!!!!!!!!!!
The Major Buildings Tom Cruise's Character Has Scaled, Landed on, or Fallen From in Every Mission: Impossible Movie | Architectural Digest

Chris Harrison Not Returning To The Bachelor

Bachelor series host Chris Harrison will not be returning for Season 7 of ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise, according to reports.  The new season of the spinoff series is set to premiere on Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. EDT. Harrison will be replaced by a selection of celebrity guests hosts including David Spade, Variety has reported, citing sources. Entertainment Weekly also confirmed the news, which states that Spade was selected due to being a fan of the Bachelor series.  Harrison will also be absent from The Bachelorette Season 17, which premieres Monday at 8 p.m. EDT. Former contestants Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe will be serving as hosts of The Bachelorette Season 17.   Harrison announced in February that he was stepping away from the reality franchise following backlash he received for defending Bachelor Season 25 contestant Rachael Kirkconnell.  Photos of Kirkconnell at an antebellum plantation-themed party and other racially insensitive posts had surfaced online. Harrison, in an interview with Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay on Extra, asked for “a little grace, a little understanding, a little compassion” from the “woke police” for Kirkconnell.  Harrison later apologized for the comments.
*****We have have one word for Chris: “Congratulations!!!” Or maybe “Free at Last!!!!”
******Will David Spade be allowed to host.. and mock.. at the same time??
*****Chris’s mistake was asking for “compassion” from the wokesters. They have none.

Elizabeth Hurley Still Friends With Hugh Grant

Elizabeth Hurley still has great love for her ex-boyfriend Hugh Grant.  They dated for 13 years before they parted ways on good terms.  “I’m still extremely good friends with Hugh,” she told PEOPLE’s “In the ‘90s” podcast on Thursday. “You know, we went through so much together. But I’ve been thinking, one of the most important things to keep good relations with your exes is to have a lot of respect for their current life.”  “We haven’t been romantically involved for 20 years, I think, even though we have such a strong friendship,” the 55-year-old continued. “But we’re always very aware that there are other people in our lives. There’s partners, there’s children. You can’t just, sort of, live in a lovely, rosy, mist of the past. You have to move with the times and be very respectful of the present, which we are.”  They started dating in 1987. They remained together until 2000.
*******In other words: “We’re not doing it at the moment!!!”
*****She’s the kind of ex that you might want to hit up once in awhile!!!
*****He likes to keep abreast of what she’s up to!!!

Vince Neil Loses His Voice

Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil was just a bit rusty during his first on-stage solo performance since the pandemic started.   He and his solo band headlined the Boone River Valley Festival in Iowa on Saturday and reports suggest Neil elected to call the show a wrap on the 14th song after performing a medley of Crüe classics and “Dr. Feelgood.”  However, when Neil hit a cover of the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” he reportedly had initially forgotten the lyrics to the record before later tapping out due to his inability to carry notes after his voice gave way.  “I’m sorry, guys,” Neil lamented to the crowd during his performance of “Girls, Girls, Girls.”   “It’s been a long time playing – my f–king voice is gone. We love you and we’ll hopefully see you next time, man,” he said as he exited stage left while his band continued to jam out and sing background vocals, according to video footage.  See the video HERE.
****It happens to the best of us!! Well, actually NOT to the “best” of us!!!
*******The audience appreciated the relief!!!

Jackass Director Gets Restraining Order

The director of “Jackass” has been granted a restraining order against one of its stars, Bam Margera, after the stuntman allegedly sent him death threats for months.  Jeff Tremaine claims Margera harassed him with disturbing messages, such as “I’m gonna kill you in one mother f—ng punch” and “keep it up fat boy and I will continue,” according to court documents.  “Look at your children and grab your pocket book and write a check, if you are greedy, and cheap, look at your children again. If you don‘t sign the paper, look at your children,” one of the text messages allegedly read. “Sign your stupid f—ng contract before your (sic) not safe anywhere.”  The threats began began in February “via numerous text messages and via social media platforms,” according to the court papers.  As a result, Margera was ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from Tremaine, his wife Laura, his daughter Lucy and his son James. Margera is also prohibited from contacting the family.
*******Good luck with that!!!
******Why is it the only people who get restraining orders… are people who are too damned crazy to obey???
******Is anyone shocked that the “Jackass” guys are insane???

Kim K Insults Hindu Religion

Kim Kardashian is being slammed as disrespectful by members of the Hindu religion for flaunting earrings featuring the sacred “om” symbol — in a steamy photoshoot.  She posted images of herself lounging on a bed while sporting the oversized silver hoops, heavy makeup and a sheer red outfit on Twitter last week — sparking criticism that she’d reduced the spiritual symbol to a fashion accessory.  “MY RELIGION IS NOT YOUR AESTHETIC WTF,” one observer bashed in the comment section of the May 23 Tweet.  Another fumed,  “STOP CULTURAL APPROPRIATION OF INDIAN CULTURE!!!”   In the Hindu religion, the om symbol represents “ultimate reality” and is worn to express devotion to the religion. The word itself is often chanted before Hindu, Buddhist and Jain ceremonies.  Rajan Zed, President of Universal Society of Hinduism, said it was “deeply trivializing” to for the star — who identifies as Christian — to commercialize it.  “Inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu icons or deities or concepts or symbols for commercial or other agenda was not okay as it hurt the devotees,” Zed said in a statement on his website. “[It] was not meant to be used as a fashion statement or to become a tool for sexy fashion.”  Other Twitter users demanded an apology, saying, “What right do you have to talk about my religion like this ???”
********Calm down!!! She’ll switch to the swastika earrings!!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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“SNL” Asks:  First Musk, Now Gates?-(National Enquirer)

“Saturday Night Live” is eyeing newly single billionaire Bill Gates as a guest host!  “This season ‘SNL’ plummeted to its lowest ratings in over a decade-until Elon Musk hosted!  He took ‘SNL’ from just 3.6 million viewers to 7.3 million!” a source says.  “The show is focusing on inviting more unusual guest hosts-and Bill Gates tops that list!”


Cat’s out of the bag for Kat Dennings-the “Two Broke Girls/WandaVision” star, 34, is marrying rocker Andrew W.K., 42.  Kat shared a snap of her stunning engagement ring, along with the caption:  “Don’t mind if I do.”

Sarah Jessica & Matthew:  Tight-Lipped Twosome-(Us Weekly)

On May 19, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, 59, celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary.  According to the Sex and the City alum, their secret is simple:  They keep their marriage “nice and private,” the 56-year-old actress says.  “We’ve grown.  We have a family, we have children….[But] we don’t talk about it-that’s how it stays strong!”

Chrissy Teigen:  Canceled?-(Star)

Nothing ever goes away on the internet!  That’s something Chrissy Teigen is learning the hard way.  The model is facing serious backlash after being outed as a cyberbully by Courtney Stodden.  In a May 17 interview, the reality star, who famously wed 51-year-old actor Doug Hutchison at age 16, revealed that the model had repeatedly urges Courtney to commit suicide a decade ago.  “She wouldn’t just publicly tweet about wanting me to take a ‘dirt nap’ but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself,” the now divorced 26-year-old said.  “Like, ‘I can’t wait for you to die.’”  [Chrissy’s] actions are affecting the Cravings author’s brand, with Target, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s dropping her cooking line.  The hit could wind up costing her some $25 million:  In 2016, a single cookbook netted $16 million in sales.  “It’s dawned on Chrissy how serious a situation this is,” a source says.  “And it’s not going away.”

The Gang’s All Here-(Life & Style)

Burbank, Calif., May 19

They’re back…finally!  After months of buzz, HBO Max released a two-minute trailer for Friends:  The Reunion ahead of its May 27 debut.  Original cast members Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry returned to Stage 24 on the Warner Bros. Studios lot, where they filmed the hit sitcom from 1994 to 2004, to share laughs and memories in the unscripted special-which also features famous fans like Lady Gaga and David Beckham.

Heating Up:  Danica Patrick & Carter Comstock-(People)

After splitting from NFL pro Aaron Rodgers last year, the former race car driver, 39, has moved on with Comstock, a cofounder of meal delivery service Freshly.  They’ve vacationed in Cabo and posted photos kissing during a workout.

Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“Sources are saying that the Bennifer 2.0 reunion is ‘good for both of them.’  Oh yeah, this kind of publicity usually only comes around once in a lifetime.  These two crazy kids managed to capture that magic twice!”-DListed’s Kristian.

“Police in Florida are searching for a man who stole more than $12,000 worth of Lynyrd Skynyrd memorabilia.  So, all of it?”-Michael Che.

“Researchers have developed a cure for bad breath in dogs.  The cure can eliminate the smell for about two hours.  I wouldn’t call that a cure, I’d call it an Altoid.”-Jimmy Fallon.

“Mountain Dew is launching a birthday cake flavored drink.  The nutrition facts just say, ‘Come on.’”-Jimmy Fallon.



Cicadas Allergy Warning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning for those interested in sampling cuisine containing Brood X cicadas: Stay away if you’re allergic to seafood.  The FDA tweeted Wednesday that people with allergies to seafood should steer clear of eating cicadas because of their relation to sea creatures.  “We have to say it,” the FDA tweeted. “Don’t eat #cicadas if you’re allergic to seafood as these insects share a family relation to shrimp and lobsters.”  The Brood X cicadas, which emerge every 17 years, surfaced this month in several states, including Pennsylvania, Virginia, Indiana and Tennessee. The plentiful insects have inspired a number of culinary creations that use the cicadas as a main ingredient.
*********That’s why they call them “Jumbo Cicadas!!!”
*******Weirdly enough, cicadas are allergic to humans!!!!
*****They’re good if you boil ’em and serve with garlic butter!!! But.. we could eat shoe leather if you serve it with garlic butter!!

Hunt For Rare Fish

A Tennessee boat dealer is sending anglers on an unusual treasure hunt for a specific tagged fish that will earn the person who catches it a $100,000 prize.  Watson’s Marine in Bluff City said a smallmouth bass fitted with a tag will be released into South Holston Lake at 12:01 a.m. June 12, and anglers will have until 11:59 p.m. June 13 to catch the fish.  The person who reels in the bass, nicknamed “Ol’ Walter 2.0” by the boat dealer, will receive a $100,000 prize, the business said.  The dealership said no registration is necessary and any baits can be used, but the fish must be caught with a rod and reel to qualify for the prize.  See the pic HERE.
*******They mean that no “dynamite fishing” will be allowed!!!
****The fish is thinking, “Why drag me into this???”
******This is variation on the old “signed dollar bill” but, where you sign a dollar with your name and call letters, put it in circulation, and then offer a reward to the person who finds it!!!

House Cat Causes School Evacuation

Officials at a Pennsylvania high school said a “bobcat” that prompted the building to be evacuated when it was spotted inside turned out to be an escaped house cat.  West Scranton High School officials said students were sent home Tuesday morning when security cameras captured what appeared to be a bobcat wandering loose inside the building.  Animal control officers agreed the feline appeared to be a bobcat and alerted the state Game Commission.  The animal was captured inside the building, and officials quickly discovered it was not a bobcat, but a domestic cat breed known as a Clouded Jack cat. The breed has a silhouette similar to a bobcat.
*********House cats are just as vicious!!
*******Cats are evolved from predators, so he was thinking, “Yeah… I’ve still got it!!”

2 Girls Try To Joyride To California

A 9-year-old Utah girl and her 4-year-old sister –  who apparently wanted to road trip to California to swim in the Pacific – walked away from a head-on crash this week soon after starting their journey, according to reports.   The girls traveled several miles from their home in West Jordan north to West Valley City early Wednesday before the underage driver veered into oncoming traffic, slamming into a semi-truck, FOX 13 in Salt Lake City reported.  Both of the girls were wearing seatbelts and no one else was injured in the incident, the station reported.  West Valley City Police Lt. Bill Merritt explained that officers on the scene said if the girls hadn’t been buckled it would have been “pretty bad because the vehicles were pretty munched,” KSL NewsRadio in Salt Lake City reported. Both the semi and the car had to be towed, police said. The two reportedly left the house under the cover of darkness around 4:30 a.m. while their parents slept. The parents didn’t find out about the joyride until police called them after the crash.   Officers wondered if the parents had talked to the girls about taking a trip to California in the future, but the girls apparently came up with the idea on their own, KSL reported.
*********Thankfully they’re OK!!
*****If something had happened to them, it would have fascinated mystery fans for years!!! Conspiracy fans would have turned into a Jon Benet Ramsey situation!!!
*****The girls figured that since everybody from California is moving to Utah, there must be plenty of room in Cali!!!
Girl, 9, and sister, 4, walk away from crash with truck after taking parents' car to drive







6 Questions You Have About Post-Pandemic Dating, Answered

Huffington Post


Is it safe to date again?

Now that half of all adults in the United States are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the risk of getting severely ill after catching the virus from an infected young person has decreased significantly. According to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s safe for fully vaccinated people to gather indoors without masks.

If you’re vaccinated, the risks associated with going out on dates “are vanishingly low,” Chris Beyrer, a professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University, told The New York Times recently.

If you’re immunized, you’re also much less likely to pass the virus on if you’re infected but without symptoms.

If you’re in a community with a high proportion of people vaccinated, even better. (To see what community spread looks like in your state or county, head here.)

“Your risk is dependent on the prevalence of COVID in your community and the number of people who are vaccinated,” said Nikole Benders-Hadi, the medical director of behavioral health at Doctor On Demand.

“If COVID numbers are low in your community, it’s relatively safe to go on dates in those areas,” she told HuffPost.

What about a non-immunized person? If you’re a young, fairly healthy person who lives alone, dating an unvaccinated person comes with relatively little risk. That said, if you have underlying health issues, are over 65 or live with someone who is 65 or over, you should leave your mask on and social distance as much as possible on your date, said Sachin Nagrani, a physician and medical director for Heal, a telemedicine provider of doctor house calls.

“The possibility of contracting and/or transmitting the virus still exists,” he told HuffPost. “Single people’s dating considerations should include the individuals’ health risks, age, the health risks and vaccination status of the people with whom they live or interact closely with and the degree of community spread of coronavirus in their locale.”


What’s the best way to ask someone if they’ve been vaccinated?

If you met on a dating app, ideally the other person has enabled the “I’m vaccinated” badge and isn’t lying. But if you’re in the dark about their vaccination status, just ask, as early on in the dating process as possible.

“Slip it into the conversation casually,” said Amelia Aldao, a psychologist and anxiety specialist in a private practice in New York. “You might want to start sharing your own vaccination status first and then ask them where they are in the process.”

Aldao said to be direct and kind when asking this sometimes-loaded question.

“The directness will help you set clear boundaries and assert yourself, which is always a great way to start a relationship and also a good way to identify red flags,” she said. “And the kindness might give you an opening to educate someone who might be experiencing vaccine hesitancy.”


Is it safe to go to crowded restaurants or bars for a date?

Bars and crowded restaurants are notorious spots for spreading COVID-19 because people are prone to taking off their masks and talking loudly when eating and drinking.

You may want to avoid going to a bar or restaurant if you or someone you live with is high-risk or your neighborhood is experiencing community spread right now, the experts said. (Hey, a socially distanced picnic in the park is always a good time, especially now that the weather’s heating up.)

If vaccine rates are high in your area and you and everyone you live with is vaccinated and relatively healthy, the bar is a different story ― though there are still precautions you can take to make the evening as safe as possible.

“When considering going to a bar or restaurant, I’d say to consider reservations as this is how venues can limit the size of gatherings [and] whether the setting is outdoors or indoors,” Nagrani said. “Ventilation and spacing become really important indoors.”

The good news is, a lot of food and drink businesses are advertising the COVID-19 precautions they’re taking on their websites, so you can check beforehand. Another tip? Look for their Yelp or Instagram page and check out the recent tagged pics. You might be able to get a glimpse of what the crowd situation is like just from that.


Is it safe to invite friends to your dates?

Unless you feel comfortable asking about the vaccine status of your new love interest’s friends, err on the side of caution and make your first few dates a one-on-one affair.

“You have to be careful when considering group outings if you don’t know everyone else’s risk level or whether they’ve been exposed to COVID,” Benders-Hadi said.


Is it safe to kiss someone new?

If you’re both vaccinated, the risk of getting COVID-19 while kissing or getting busy is pretty low. Still, exercise caution.

“You should, of course, consider the risks for each other and those close to you, and how those influence your risk tolerances,” Nagrani said. “But for both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, the first dose provides some immunity and the full effect is achieved two weeks after the second dose.”

If your anxieties are less about catching COVID and more about feeling anxious about getting intimate after a year of basically what amounts to abstinence, you could also talk to your date about what you and aren’t comfortable doing prior to meeting up.

Say something like, “If we meet up in person, do you feel comfortable kissing? Anything beyond that?” (If you’ve been Zoom dating for a while, broaching this topic shouldn’t be too awkward.)

And just so you know, plenty of single people are feeling hesitant about having sex again, according to Los Angeles-sex therapist Shannon Chavez.

“The pandemic brought about sudden change and uncertainty that directly impacted how people enjoy and engage in sex ― we were all worried about getting close to people,” she told HuffPost recently. “It makes sense that people are nervous about how to get back into it.”


Is it common to feel anxious about dating again and getting “back to normal”?

Nervousness about dating in general is pretty common, according to Aldao.

“My single clients are excited, but also worried. They are eager, but also hesitant. This mental struggle can really be draining,” she said.

In therapy sessions, Aldao said a lot of the work she does with clients involves recognizing these two voices in their heads ― worried and excited ― and then making some room for the worries while also leaning into the excitement.

“Sometimes we get into a mental trap of wanting to wait until our worries and anxieties completely go away to allow ourselves to do things and enjoy life,” she said. ” But that’s one of the biggest paradoxes of anxiety. It never fully completely disappears. We just have to learn to manage it and live our lives despite it and that’s true with dating now, too.”


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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