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Born on this day!! Actor Buck Taylor (“Gunsmoke,” ″Gods and Generals”) is 84. Actor Harvey Keitel is 83. Actor Zoe Wanamaker (“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”) is 74. Actor Franklyn Ajaye (“Car Wash,” TV’s “Deadwood”) is 73. Singer Stevie Wonder is 72. Actor Leslie Winston (TV: “The Waltons”) is 66. Comedian Stephen Colbert (“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”) is 58. Drummer John Richardson of The Gin Blossoms is 58. Actor Tom Verica (“American Dreams”) is 58. Singer Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) is 56. Actor Susan Floyd (“All My Children”) is 54. Drummer Andy Williams of Casting Crowns is 50. Actor Brian Geraghty (“The Alienist,” ″Boardwalk Empire”) is 47. Bassist Mickey Madden of Maroon 5 is 43. Actor Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones”) is 37. Actor Lena Dunham (“Girls”) is 36. Actor Robert Pattinson is 36. Actor Candice Accola King (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 35. Actor Hunter Parrish (“Weeds”) is 35. Bassist Wylie Gelber of Dawes is 34. Actor Debby Ryan (“Jessie”) is 29.


1568 – Mary Queen of Scots was defeated at the Battle of Langside and immediately fled to North England.
1846 – The United States formally declared war on Mexico after several days of fighting.
1938 – Louis Armstrong and his orchestra recorded the New Orleans’s jazz classic, When the Saints Go Marching In, on Decca Records.
1940 – Winston Churchill gave his first speech as prime minister: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”
1973 – Tennis male chauvinist Bobby Riggs defeated Margaret Smith Court, 6-2, 6-1 in front of a world-wide television audience. He would lose to Billie Jean King later that year.
1981 – Pope John Paul II was shot and wounded by Mehmet Ali Agca as he drove through a crowd in St. Peter’s Square, Rome.

Today Is: Blame Someone Else Day, Children of Fallen Patriots Day, Crouton Day, Fintastic Friday Giving Sharks A Voice, Frog Jumping Day, Hummus Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Come Dance With Me  /  9:00 – Magnum PI  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – Blacklist  /  9:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  Shark Tank  –  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Charmed  /  9:00 – Dynasty

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Millie Bobby Brown, Maury Povich, Snail Mail
Stephen Colbert: Billy Crystal, Regina Spektor
Seth Meyers: Bill Hader, Minnie Driver, Hernan Diaz, Carter McLean (R 5/3/22)
James Corden: Kenneth Branagh, Lily James, Nicki Minaj (R 2/3/22)
The View: George Takei, guest co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin
The Talk: Phil Keoghan
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Julianne Hough
Ellen DeGeneres: Seth Meyers, Jerrod Carmichael, Kym Douglas
Wendy Williams: Guest hosts Leah Remini & Michelle Visage
The Real: Fix My Fashion Emergency
Kelly Clarkson: Bobby Brown, Alicia Etheredge-Brown, Melissa Rivers
Tamron Hall: Hannah Bronfman, Nyakio Grieco
Drew Barrymore: Jessica Biel, Melanie Lynskey, Ryan Kiera Armstrong

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

QUESTION: Worried that the new TOP GUN sequel could SUCK? Then you’ll love this critic’s take: HE LOVED IT!! A great sequel, and the “PERFECT SUMMER MOVIE!!”


QUESTION: Worried that BARBIE isn’t INCLUSIVE ENOUGH?? Rest easy!! Now there are Barbies with HEARING AIDS and VITILIGO!!! And no… WE’RE NOT KIDDING!!!!!!


QUESTION: Remember that CRYPTO-CURRENCY that was going to fund your RETIREMENT?? Uh, oh!! Say “Bye, bye,” as crypto crashes and people try to GET OUT FAST!!


QUESTION: Why did this bride ask for her wedding to be PAUSED? Because she realized in the middle of the ceremony that she FORGOT HALF HER DRESS!!! Oops!!!!!
Bride stops wedding

QUESTION: What’s black and holds the galaxy together? No.. not Oprah!! It’s this SUPER-MASSIVE BLACK HOLE called “Sagittarius A*” at the center of the MILKY WAY!!!
The eagerly-anticipated picture, revealed to the world today, shows Sagittarius A* — which is roughly 4.3 million times the mass of our sun and is located about 27,000 light-years away from the Earth

Andy Dick Arrested

Authorities in Southern California have arrested actor and comedian Andy Dick after a man said he was sexually assaulted at a campground in the mountains south of Los Angeles.  The incident occurred in Orange County on Wednesday, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies got a call from the man who reported the assault at a campsite near the Santa Ana Mountains, they added.  Dick was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery when deputies arrived to investigate.  He has been arrested on a number of occasions before. In 1999, he was charged with drug offenses after he drove his car into a power pole and five years later he was charged with indecent exposure at a Los Angeles-area fast food restaurant.  He was investigated for drug possession and sexual assault in 2008, arrested on groping charges in separate cases 2010 and 2018 and faced theft charges in 2014 for allegedly stealing a necklace. Last summer, Dick was arrested on felony assault charges for purportedly attacking a man with a chair. That case is pending trial.
********What a sad ending to his career. At one time he was the biggest Dick in Hollywood!!!
*******Andy should consider “working from home!!” He’d get into a lot less trouble!!!

George Lopez Returning To Network TV

George Lopez comedy Lopez vs. Lopez, which also stars his daughter Mayan Lopez, has landed a series order at NBC.  It will follow a working-class family and will explore dysfunction, reconnection and all the pain and joy in between, the network said.  Co-stars include Selenis Leyva, Brice Gonzalez, Matt Shively, Laci Mosley and Kiran Deol.  The multi-camera comedy will also be coming to Peacock.  Debby Wolfe serves as writer and executive producer along with Bruce Helford. George Lopez is also serving as an executive producer.
********The show was originally called “My Daughter Needs a Job!!”

Naomi Judd Cause Of Death

Naomi Judd died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to daughter Ashley Judd.  Ashley appeared Wednesday on “Good Morning America” to speak out about her mother’s death.  “She used a weapon… my mother used a firearm,” Ashley said. “So that’s the piece of information that we are very uncomfortable sharing, but understand that we’re in a position that if we don’t say it someone else is going to.”  Ashley explained she was tapped to share the cause of death news with the world by the family in order to shed light on mental illness.  She also spoke about how Naomi was set to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  “Our mother couldn’t hang on until she was inducted into the Hall of Fame by her peers,” she said. “That is the level of catastrophe of what was going on inside of her, because the barrier between the regard in which they held her couldn’t penetrate into her heart, and the lie the disease told her was so convincing.”  Ashley also revealed details of Naomi’s final day in Tennessee. “It was a mixed day,” the actress explained. “I visit with my mom and pop every day when I’m home in Tennessee, so I was at the house visiting as I am every day. Mom said to me, ‘Will you stay with me?’ and I said, ‘Of course I will.’… I went upstairs to let her know that her good friend was there and I discovered her. I have both grief and trauma from discovering her.”

Did Amber Heard Inspire Snapchat Filter?

Snapchat has dispelled a popular rumor that its viral new crying face filter is based on actress Amber Heard crying in court. The social media platform cleared the air in a statement to TMZ.  The filter is essentially an augmented-reality lens that you superimpose over people’s faces, turning them into a blubbering mess like a virtual Greek tragedy mask. The feature amassed over 1.3 billion SnapChat impressions since it premiered last week as social media users throw crying faces over videos across the web.  At the same time, rumors began swirling that the feature was inspired by Heard’s tearful testimony in the ongoing defamation suit brought against her by ex-husband Johnny Depp. The “Aquaman” actress broke down in court last week, prompting die-hard Depp supporters to accuse her of “fake crying” and being a “bad actress.”  Snapchat p.r. reps have since dismissed the rumors, insisting that the filter is not based on the “Justice League” star, TMZ reported.
********When you’re crying and bullying, that’s called being a “cry-bully!!”
*******When celeb couples get into a public fight, whoever is most popular.. wins!! (That would be Johnny)
******Is it possible for the jury to say, “It’s a TIE???”
Snapchat has addressed a popular social media rumor that its viral new crying face filter is based on actress Amber Heard.

Goop’s “Alpaca Wool” Diaper – Real or Fake?

Gwyneth Paltrow’sGoop” company released pictures of a Diapér Wednesday on Instagram and Facebook.  “Our new disposable diaper lined with virgin alpaca wool and fastened with amber gemstones, known for their ancient emotional-cleansing properties,” the company, known for bizarre products and advice, wrote. “Infused with a scent of jasmine and bergamot for a revitalized baby.”  The pricey panty — which comes in a 12-pack for $120 — will be available to buy on Goop’s website Thursday, May 12, at 11 a.m., according to the posts.  At least that’s what Goop wanted us to think. Later Wednesday night, a company spokesperson told The Post that it was all a stunt to “start a conversation on how much diapers cost.”  “The Diapér is a fake product meant to shine a light on a real problem,” Paltrow said in a promotional video released hours after the posts.  “It was designed to piss us off.” Paltrow continued. “Because if treating diapers like a luxury makes you mad, so should taxing them like a luxury.”  Goop and the Baby2Baby organization teamed up for the scam and are now accepting donations to support their advocacy efforts, as well as help with the formula shortage and other issues facing families in need.
*********Why don’t they sell fake BABY FORMULA?? We NEED that!!!
********Gwyneth Paltrow has been wearing cashmere underwear her whole life!!

Madonna’s Creepy NFT

Madonna and NFT artist Beeple have combined talents to create the Mother of Creation NFT project, in which a tree grows out of her vagina. It’s a shocker, of course, and quite bizarre, but is on trend for Madonna who has spent her career as a provocateur. However, we kind of think she may have misjudged this NFT.  The elements are there for something amazing; Beeple is behind the breakout NFT Everydays: the First 5000 Days, that set a new record for NFT sales and kickstarted everything and Madonna is, well… Madonna. Non-fungible tokens are a way to register digital files on the blockchain, creating scarcity. Madonna states in a press release: “I wanted to investigate the concept of creation, not only the way a child enters the world through a woman’s vagina, but also the way an artist gives birth to creativity.”  The three NFT video artworks will be auctioned off on the exclusive NFT marketplace SuperRare. There is a utility behind Madonna’s rendered eco-vagina as proceeds will be donated to three different charities. Recipients will be The Voices of Children Foundation, which helps women in Ukraine; The City of Joy is a leadership program for women in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; finally Black Mama’s Bail Out offers funds to bail out black mothers and caregivers from prison.
*****Is it creepy?? Is it insane?? Or is it just Madonna?? Yes to all three!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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One Last Thing:  Nicolas Cage-(People)

The Oscar winner, 58, stars in the new film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

Last thing I took from a set-

From the movie Wild at Heart, and it was actually my snakeskin jacket.  I gave it to [costar] Laura Dern.  Hopefully it’s still in her closet.

Last recurring dream-

When I was younger, this clown would scale the walls to get to my bedroom, like Spider-Man.  I would look out the window, and he was coming to get me.  Thankfully I haven’t seen Mr. Clowny Clown since.

Last time I danced-

Two years ago at a New Year’s Eve party in London.  They asked for [song] requests, and I said, “Put on Donna Summers’s ‘I Feel Love.’”  And then I went for it.  I’m by no stretch a great dancer, but I admire them.  I’m just not going to be breaking out my moves again anytime soon.”



Workers Open 50 Year-Old Safe

An Indiana museum announced workers were able to solve a 50-year mystery by opening a safe — and discovering a sheet of paper with insurance information.  The Ruthmere Museum in Elkhart said the wall safe has been in place since before the museum opened in 1973, and is believed to have not been opened for years longer than the museum has been in operation.  The attraction said in a Facebook post that the combination to the safe was found with help from former Ruthmere resident Bob Deputy and his daughter, Cathy O’Connor.  Workers used the combination to open the safe and discovered a single sheet of paper bearing insurance information.  “Sadly, the money was long gone,” the Facebook post said.
*********Sure… sure it was!!!!
*******Didn’t Geraldo do this one time?? He had a TV special where he opened Al Capone’s vault on live TV.. and there was nothing in it!!

Kickball Player Banned From Tinder

Rhode Island kickball player Gianna Pecchia was banned for life from Tinder when the service discovered she used the dating app to recruit teammates, according to adult kickball league Clubwaka.  “One day, I went to log in, and it said you’re banned for life,” Pecchia told “For life! — it seems a little severe. So that put a huge deterrent in my recruiting.”  A Tinder spokesperson told UPI on Wednesday that the company reviewed its decision and found that Pecchia was “banned appropriately.”  Pecchia — dubbed the “Kickball Cupid” — told that she found 25 players through the app, including 18 for her team and another seven to help fill out other rosters in her league.  “I would host dinner meet ups with people who were interested so that they could meet me and other people from the league,” Pecchia told UPI.  “If we hit it off, and they liked everyone’s personalities, they were added to our team. If they wanted more a competitive team, I would assign them to a different team who was competitive and looking for players.”  Tinder guidelines state that “soliciting other users is prohibited.”
********What?? That’s not what we heard!!
****Isn’t “soliciting other users” what Tinder is all about??
*****Oh, wait: you’re only supposed to solicit them for SEX!!!

Monkey Escapes Dollar General

Police in Texas are asking the public to be on the lookout for a 7-month-old capuchin monkey that escaped from its owner at a Dollar General store.  Lawrence Jolly, store manager at the Dollar General in Corrigan, said the monkey’s owner had come into the store to buy a bottled water.  “She came and bought the bottle and said this is for my pet monkey,” Jolly told KLTV. “And so she goes outside, she feeds the monkey. The monkey bit her and took off.”  Jolly said the diaper-wearing simian headed into the wooded area behind the store.  The monkey, named Boss, is 7 months old and is in training to become a service animal.  The Corrigan Pollice Department and Polk County Animal Control are working to safely capture the fugitive monkey.
*********How’s that “service animal” training going??
*******Can you train a monkey to come flying out of your butt???
****”You said your monkey didn’t bite!!” “That’s not my monkey!!”

Students Bury Class Skeleton

Students at a high school in the western German town of Schleiden on Wednesday buried a longtime member of their community — a classroom skeleton that had served as an educational specimen for generations of pupils.  Around 80 students, teachers and town officials took part in the ceremony at Schleiden’s Protestant cemetery, where the bones of the unknown woman were buried in a small coffin featuring symbols of all major world religions.  “We are indeed laying to rest a member of the school community to their grave,” said Pastor Oliver Joswig.  The skeleton, dubbed Anh Bian — Vietnamese for “mysterious peace” — had been in the school’s biology department since 1952.  Students had for years years pushed for the woman’s remains to be buried, but plans to do so were delayed by the pandemic, German news agency dpa reported.
********You can’t bury a dead person in the middle of a pandemic!!!
********The skeleton had been offered an endorsement deal by Nutri-System!!







This 7-Day Savings Challenge Is Going Viral By Making Teachers Richer



Day 1: Boost Your Bank Account By Playing Bingo

Lots of us already play games on our phones for fun or just to pass the time. Want to see if you can win money at it?

There’s a free iPhone app called Bingo Cash  that pays you up to $83 every time you win bingo.

You might be thinking: There’s got to be a catch. This is definitely one of those spammy apps, right?

Wrong. There really isn’t a catch. Sure, you can pay to play in some higher-stakes tournaments, but there’s no pressure. And, in fact, there aren’t even any annoying ads.

The game is based on a classic Bingo format — plus tons of variations on the game. You’ll battle it out against other players at your same skill level. Everyone gets the same board and sees the same Bingo balls, so winning is totally a matter of skill. The top three players in a game can win real money — anywhere from $1 to $83.

Over on the App Store, it has a 4.7-star rating (out of 5).To get started, just download the free app  and start playing your first game immediately.

Day 2: Invest in Famous Art (Even if You’re Not a Millionaire)

Here’s the deal: If you’re not investing in contemporary art, you might be missing out on an asset whose prices have historically outpaced the S&P by 164% from 1995 – 2020. (FYI, the S&P tracks 500 of the largest companies in the stock market)

You’re probably thinking you need at least a few more zeros in your checking account before you can even start thinking about that, right?

But a company called Masterworks lets normal people like us invest in multimillion-dollar works of art — something normally only available to the super rich.

But you don’t need hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy a masterpiece outright; with Masterworks, you can invest in multimillion dollar paintings.

It takes less than a minute to sign up for a free account.

Investing in contemporary art is a long-term strategy, so patience pays off here — literally. But once your piece of art sells, you get your share of the potential profits.

Day 3: Cancel Your 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.

Day 4: Use This Secret Banking Account

Here’s the deal: If you’re not using Aspiration’s debit card, you’re missing out on extra cash.

Yep. By signing up for a free debit card called Aspiration  you could get up to a 10% back every time you swipe, plus they give you up to 100x the normal interest rate on your balance.

Need to buy groceries? Get extra cash.

Need to fill up the tank? Bam. Even more extra cash.

This card used to have a huge waiting list, but you’re now eligible to sign up for free.

Enter your email address here , and link your bank account to see how much extra cash you can get with your free Aspiration account. And don’t worry. Your money is FDIC insured and under a military-grade encryption.

Day 5: Let This App Pay You up to $83 When You Win Solitaire Games

Lots of us already play Solitaire on our phones for fun or just to pass the time. Want to see if you can win money at it?

There’s a free iPhone app called Solitaire Cash  that lets you play for real money. You could get paid up to $83 per win.

You might be thinking: There’s got to be a catch. This is definitely one of those spammy apps, right?

Wrong. There really isn’t a catch. Sure, you can pay to play in some higher-stakes tournaments, but there’s no pressure. And, in fact, there aren’t even any annoying ads.

With each game, you’ll battle it out against at least five other players. Everyone gets the same deck, so winning is totally a matter of skill. The top three players who solve the deck fastest can win real money — anywhere from $1 to $83.

To get started, just download the free app  and start playing your first game immediately.

Day 6: Get Paid $2,700 to Watch Videos on Your Phone

We’ve all been there. You sit down at the end of the day to unwind on your phone, and suddenly it’s two hours later and you’re in the weird part of YouTube again. How did I even get here? 

But you don’t need to feel guilty about it anymore. Research companies will actually pay you to go down these video rabbit holes.

You could add up to $2,700 a year to your pocket by signing up for a free account with InboxDollars. They’ll present you with short video clips to choose from every day, then ask you a few questions about them.

You just have to answer honestly, and InboxDollars will continue to pay you every month. This might sound too good to be true, but it’s already paid its users more than $60 million.

It takes about one minute to sign up and start getting paid for your nightly zone-out.

Day 7: Ask This Website to Pay Your Credit Card Bills This Month

No, like… the whole bill. All of it.

While you’re stressing out over your debt, your credit card company is getting rich off those insane interest rates. But a website called Fiona  could help you pay off that bill as soon as tomorrow.

Here’s how it works: Fiona can match you with a low-interest loan you can use to pay off every credit card balance you have. The benefit? You’re left with just one bill to pay every month, and because the interest rate is so much lower, you can get out of debt so much faster. Plus, no credit card payment this month.

Fiona can help you borrow up to $250,000 (no collateral needed) with fixed rates starting at 2.49%.

Fiona won’t make you stand in line or call a bank. And if you’re worried you won’t qualify, it’s free to check online . It takes just two minutes, and it could save you thousands of dollars. Totally worth it.

All that credit card debt — and the anxiety that comes with it — could be gone by tomorrow.


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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