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Born on this day!! Actor Brenda Vaccaro is 83. Actor Linda Evans (“Dynasty”) is 80. Actor Susan Sullivan is 80. Country singer Jacky Ward is 76. Actor Jameson Parker (“Simon and Simon”) is 75. Actor-singer Andrea Marcovicci is 74. Singer Graham Parker is 72. Actor Delroy Lindo (“The Good Fight”) is 70. Comedian Kevin Nealon is 69. Actor Oscar Nunez (“The Office”) is 64. Actor Elizabeth Perkins is 62. Singer Kim Wilde is 62. Actor Tim Guinee (“Elementary”) is 60. Guitarist Kirk Hammett of Metallica is 60. Singer Tim DeLaughter of Polyphonic Spree (and Tripping Daisy) is 57. Actor Romany Malco (“A Million Little Things,” “Weeds”) is 54. Actor Owen Wilson is 54. Actor Dan Bakkedahl (“Life in Pieces,” ″The Mindy Project”) is 54. Singer-Broadway composer Duncan Sheik is 53. Actor Mike Epps is 52. Actor Peta Wilson (“La Femme Nikita”) is 52. Actor Chloe Sevigny (“Big Love,” ″Boys Don’t Cry”) is 48. Actor Steven Pasquale (“The Good Wife”) is 46. Keyboardist Alberto Bof of Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real is 45. Rapper Fabolous is 45. Actor-director Nate Parker (“Birth of a Nation”) is 43. Rapper Mike Jones is 42. Actor Mekia Cox (“Secrets and Lies”) is 41. Actor-comedian Nasim Pedrad (“Scream Queens,” ″Saturday Night Live”) is 41. Actor Christina Vidal (TV’s “Grand Hotel”) is 41. Singer TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne is 38. “Project Runway” winner and designer Christian Soriano is 37. Actor Nathan Kress (“iCarly”) is 30.


1928 – Mickey Mouse made his debut in Steamboat Willie.
1820 – Captain Nathaniel Palmer discovered Antarctica.
1883 – Standard time began in the United States.
1886 – Chester A. Arthur, the 21st president of the United States (1881–1885), died in New York at 56.
1976 – Spain’s parliament approved a bill to establish a democracy after 37 years of dictatorship.
1978 – Jim Jones, a U.S. pastor, led 914 of his followers to their deaths at Jonestown, Guyana, by drinking a cyanide-laced fruit drink. Cult members who refused to swallow the drink were shot.
2003 – The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the right to same sex marriage was guaranteed by the state constitution.
2004 – The UN Security Council held a two-day session in Nairobi. This was the first time it had convened outside of New York headquarters.

Today Is: European Antibiotic Awareness Day, Married To A Scorpio Support Day, Mickey Mouse Day, National Apple Cider Day, National Princess Day, Push-button Phone Day, Substitute Educators Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  SWAT  /  9:00 – Fire Country  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – Lopez v Lopez  /  8:30 – Young Rock  /  9:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  Shark Tank  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – WWE Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Penn and Teller  /  9:00 – Whose Line Is It?

TV Talk Shows

James Corden: Billy Eichner, Maya Hawke, Mt. Joy (R 9/29/22)
The Talk: Candace Cameron Bure, Pom Klementieff
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Michelle Williams, Tituss Burgess
Kelly Clarkson: Christina Applegate, Lizzy Caplan, Josh Dallas, Alex Aster
Tamron Hall: Marsai Martin, Melissa Joan Hart, CeCe Winans, Alvin Love II
Drew Barrymore: Jesse Williams, Gayle King, Meena Harris
Jennifer Hudson: Sam Smith, Morris Day

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

QUESTION: Is this the WORST FIRST DATE EVER?? They got together on Tinder, met up, and he CARJACKED HER CAR and then OFFERED TO SELL IT BACK!!!!!


QUESTION: Is this a DEFCON 5 Creeper Alert?? This couple travelled 800 miles to a beachfront Airbnb only to discover a HIDDEN CAMERA pointed at the BED!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: How the hell can a movie cost THIS MUCH?? “Fast & Furious X” is on track to spend a budget-busting $340 MILLION!! (Craft Services must be serving STEAK!!)


QUESTION: Why has this woman been locked out of her Twitter account for MONTHS?? They mistook her picture of a METEOR for PORN!!! What did they THINK it was????
She told R4's Today Programme that she will only be allowed back onto the platform if she deletes the tweet and ticks a box to acknowledge that she broke rules, which she said she did not.

QUESTION: Is Starbucks GETTING WHAT THEY DESERVE?? Blue-haired Millennials are STRIKING and demanding a union; calling Starbucks “abusive” and “cheap!!”
People chant and hold signs in front of a Starbucks in New York, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. Starbucks workers at more than 100 U.S. stores say they're going on strike Thursday in what would be the largest labor action since a campaign to unionize the company's stores began late last year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Paris Hilton Is Ready To Be A Mom

Paris Hilton gave fans an update on her in-vitro fertilization (IVF) journey as she revealed plans to become a mom in 2023.  Paris married Carter Reum on Nov. 11, 2021. The two recently celebrated their one-year anniversary. Paris has been talking about having children with Reum since the beginning, but she now says the couple is waiting until 2023 to start a family.  “I’m getting tons of messages of people asking me about when I’m having a baby,” Paris wrote on her Instagram story. “The truth is my husband and I wanted to enjoy our first year of marriage together as a couple and we were always planning on starting our family in 2023.”  “IVF is always a journey for everything but we’re so fortunate that we have lots of healthy embryos ready and waiting to be part of our Cutesy Crew!” Paris continued. “As everyone knows I have an extremely busy work and travel schedule but nothing gets me more excited then (sic) becoming a mom in 2023!”  Paris’ update comes after her mom, Kathy Hilton, claimed the couple was “trying and trying” to get pregnant.
*********In her case, “IVF” means “Insanely Vicious Female!!!”
*******At first we thought the headline was, “Paris Hilton Is Ready To Be a Man!!”
******The frozen embryos are saying, “Hurry up!! We’re freezin’ our little butts off!!” 

Harry Styles His Some Real Eye Candy!!

Harry Styles appeared to get pelted with flying objects during a recent Los Angeles show but was able to walk it off like he did last month when a bottle thrown from the audience hit the singer in the groin.  Styles was hopping around the stage at the Kia Forum and thanking the audience before closing out the show with his song “Kiwi” when multiple small, circular objects were thrown toward the stage, according to video fans posted online.  At least one object appeared to hit the singer, who can be seen holding his left eye. Styles quickly shook off the hit and continued to wave and thank the audience.  Social media users have suggested the small flying objects were Skittles candy.  Replying to a recent tweet in which the candy maker wrote, “Didn’t think I needed to say this: Please don’t throw Skittles,” one user posted video of the incident. “This is why you shouldn’t throw them,” the post read.  Another referred to the candy as “public enemy #1,” to which Skittles replied: “I had nothing to do with that incident.”
*********He is eye candy… so they thought he’d enjoy some more eye candy!!
*****The person who threw it could be charged with “assault with a deadly Skittle!!”

Jay Leno Update

Jay Leno is receiving various forms of treatment for his third-degree burns.  In video obtained by “Inside Edition,” he lies in a hyperbaric chamber where his left arm can be seen bandaged almost to his elbow while just his right hand is wrapped.  A brief glimpse also reveals Leno’s face is entirely wrapped in gauze.  Dr. Peter Grossman explained that the hyperbaric chamber helps to “decrease swelling” and “increase blood flow with good oxygenation,” as well as decrease bacteria.  Grossman also shared Wednesday that Leno was in “good” condition after undergoing one surgery that was described as a “grafting procedure.”  “His injuries are serious, his condition is good,” the doctor said, adding that Leno “did well” during the first surgery.  “He is in good spirits today,” Grossman shared.
*******Part of his chin burned off?? How will we recognize him???
*****If he’s in good spirits, that means he got some goooood drugs!!!
********He asked the nurse to “call me a scab!!!”

Meghan Markle Called Out For British Accent

Meghan Markle seemingly attempted a British accent on the latest “Archetypes” podcast episode, with actress Jameela Jamil, 36, who hails from England.  “You alright, babe? Hello?” she asked, to which she appeared to reply, “Ello. Hello, my friend. How are you doing?”  The “Ello” comes as Jamil offers her greeting, though it could be an editing snafu. According to a transcript of the episode, Jamil is quoted as saying “ello” and laughing after, with Markle replying, “Hello, my friend. How are you doing?”  Whoever is to blame, the California-born Markle is taking the heat for the four-letter word on social media and in the press.  “Now making fun of the British accent? Please Meghan, just shut up,” one person tweeted.  “Pathetic really,” another quipped, according to Express, while another hater declared about the podcast pair, “They are both as ‘artificial’ as they come!!!”  “Is Meghan trying to do a British accent again?” another user asked, the Daily Mail reported.  This isn’t the first time Markle has been accused of trying out a British accent. A fan-captured clip during a 2018 trip with Queen Elizabeth II went viral as her speech appeared to sound slightly different than normal.
*****Everyone should just leave her alone!! THAT would drive her crazy!!
********When you’re around people with Brit accents, you start picking it up!! It happened to Linda McCartney, and also Madonna while she was married to Guy Ritchie!! Just sayin’!!
******If Meghan was just a smidge more humble, people might stop picking on her!!

Judge Judy Picks Her Hollywood Replacement

Judge Judy Sheindlin has a casting suggestion if a biopic is ever made about her life.  She says although she’d prefer not to have a film made about her life if she had to choose someone to play her, it would be Reese Witherspoon.  “We’re friends, and she gets me, and I know she does,” Sheindlin, 80, told E! News, adding that she thinks she’s a “fabulous lady.”  “And I think she’s a great actress, and I think she could — if they did, which I would not like — I think that she could carry that off,” she said of making a movie with the 46-year-old star taking the lead.  “Judge Judy” went off the air after 25 seasons in July 2021 following Sheindlin’s cutting ties with CBS.  She went on to launch “Judge Justice” in 2021 — a digital sequel to “Judge Judy” — on Amazon’s Freevee, and it’s since generated more than 75 million streaming hours in the US and the UK.
*********Interesting choice!! We were thinking more like, Rami Malek!!!
****Or, how about the King of the biopic: Jamie Foxx!!!

Ticketmaster Under Fire For Taylor Swift Sales

Ticketmaster faced questions on Thursday from a Democratic U.S. senator over its sales practices, two days after Taylor Swift fans complained about website outages and long waits to buy tickets to her upcoming U.S. tour.  In a letter to Ticketmaster parent Live Nation Entertainment Inc, Senator Amy Klobuchar, chair of the Senate antitrust panel, voiced “serious concern about the state of competition in the ticketing industry and its harmful impact on consumers.”  “Ticketmaster’s power in the primary ticket market insulates it from the competitive pressures that typically push companies to innovate and improve their services,” added Klobuchar in the letter which she released publicly. “That can result in the types of dramatic service failures we saw this week, where consumers are the ones that pay the price.”  Ticketmaster said in a statement on Thursday that it had anticipated heavy demand for tickets to see Swift perform on her first tour in five years, but that extreme interest, combined with bot attacks, led to “unprecedented traffic on our site” and inconvenience for some fans.  “The biggest venues and artists turn to us because we have the leading ticketing technology in the world – that doesn’t mean it’s perfect, and clearly for Taylor’s on sale it wasn’t,” the statement said. “But we’re always working to improve the ticket buying experience.”  The company added that about 15% of interactions across the site experienced issues and that it sold 2 million tickets on Tuesday.  That day, Swift fans swarmed the Ticketmaster website and encountered long wait times, with many unable to buy tickets. The Ticketmaster statement did not respond to any of Klobuchar’s competition concerns.
*********Since we’re on the verge of nuclear war with Russia, it’s good that we’re spending time on Taylor Swift ticket sales!!
*****Monopolies are not good!! We know, because we live in California, where there’s only one political party!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Shame of the Week:  Jen Copies TikTok Grandma!-(In Touch)

Credit where it’s due, Jen!  “Nerding out over my new pumpkin carving life hack,” said Jennifer Aniston, sharing her tips in an Oct. 31 Instagram video.  What Jen, 53, failed to mention?  TikTok star Barbara Costello-a.k.a. “everyone’s grandmother”-doled out the exact same advice 11 days earlier on her “Brunch With Babs” account.  The video went viral-and clearly Jen saw it!



Pilot Retrieves Lost Cellphone

An airline pilot and a California airport crew worked together to reunite a passenger with a phone left behind at the gate — and the window-reaching scene was caught on camera.  Southwest Airlines posted a video to Facebook showing the captain of the flight hanging out of a cockpit window to retrieve the phone being passed to him by the jumping ground crew workers at Long Beach Airport.  The airline explained the phone had been found at the gate after the plane had finished boarding and left the gate in preparation for takeoff.  The gate crew passed the phone to the ground crew, which was able to pass the phone to the pilot for a reunion with its owner.  See the video HERE.
********We hope he remembered to close the window before they took off!!
*******Ever forget your phone somewhere?? Remember that sinking feeling??

Bear Loves The Popcorn

A North Carolina family watched and recorded video as a bear invaded their Tennessee cabin grounds, broke into a vehicle and stole a bag of popcorn.  Teniesh Pinnix posted a series of videos to Facebook showing the bear that arrived outside their rental cabin in the Gatlinburg area  Pinnix recorded as the bear investigated the vehicles parked outside the cabin and was eventually able to open the door of an unlocked van.  The bear took a bag of popcorn from inside the van before leaving the area.  “I’m from Caswell County, and there are some strange animals out there, but I have never seen a bear,” Pinnix told the Queen City News.  She said the family later learned the bear had broken into another nearby car and stolen a bag of chips. See the video HERE.
*****We need to find some food that bears DON’T like!!!
*****The bear was obviously going to the movies!!! 

Baby Alligator Found In Pennsylvania

Animal rescuers were summoned to a Pennsylvania highway to collect an alligator found in a plastic bin next to the roadway.   Triple J Reptiles and Rescue said rescuers responded to the side of Route 441 in Dauphin County, near the border with Lancaster County, on a report of an alligator.  The reptile, which was said to be 2 1/2 to 3 feet long, was found in a blue plastic bin. The owner of the rescue said the alligator is underweight and is being treated at the rescue.  Police and the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission were informed of the discovery. Alligators are legal to keep as pets in Pennsylvania without a permit.
*********There’s an old saying: “Bring a hungry alligator home, and one of your kids will disappear!!!”

Election Decided By Pieces Of Paper

The election to fill a city council seat in a Michigan town was settled by drawing two pieces of paper from a bowl, days after a 616-616 tie.  The new council member in Rogers City: Timeen Adair, whose paper said “elected.”  Brittany VanderWall’s paper said “not elected.” There were hugs by the pair Monday — and no hard feelings, The Alpena News reported.  “I told people, either way, Rogers City wins,” VanderWall said before the drawing.  Adair said the Election Day tie meant the northern Michigan town, population 2,800, should be satisfied with both candidates.  “The people have spoken, and they said, ‘Eh, either one,’” Adair said.
*******We could save a lot of money by just using this system in every election!!
*******Of course, the Democrats would need 1,000 pieces of paper to every one of the Republicans!!!









The 9 Rudest Things You Can Do To The Co-Worker Sitting Next To You



  1. Show Up To Work Sick

”[One of the rudest things is] arriving to work physically ill, coughing, and sneezing throughout the day and calling it ‘just allergies.’  “Whether a cough is innocent or is a sign of a deeper health issue, most people are extremely sensitive when it comes to getting sick and having to take downtime. Especially around the holiday season … when someone shows up to work physically sick, it’s a sign that they are not respectful of other people’s health and feelings …

“When someone is visibly coughing and sneezing and you can see the particles in the air through the sunlight, you can’t help but feel a little irritated and put off.” –– Diane Gottsman, etiquette expert and founder of The Protocol School of Texas


  1. Leave Your Stuff On Other People’s Desks

“Moving and storing work items and materials in others’ dedicated workspaces is rude because there’s an attitude or assumption that all areas in the office are 100% accessible and available for one’s use, even though these areas are specifically dedicated for another’s use.

“…Even if a workspace is not enclosed within a physical wall or door or is in otherwise close quarters, moving and storing items on say, a shared desk, cubby, or cubicle, is the same as opening the door to someone’s closed office.” — Rashelle Isip, productivity consultant


  1. Play Music Without Headphones

″No one wants to hear your music because it’s very distracting. Also, not everyone has your taste in music, so forcing them to listen to a musical genre they don’t like is torturous and rude.” –– Pattie Ehsaei, senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions lending for a major national bank and “Duchess of Decorum” on TikTok


  1. Make Bodily Sounds Or Share Mean Gossip

“Unwanted sounds coming from co-workers is one of the most frequent complaints I hear from people working in offices. Whether it’s music, radio talk shows, telephone calls, conversations with other co-workers, or bodily sounds such as chewing or heavy breathing, unwanted sound in your work environment can make it difficult or impossible to concentrate on your work.

“Sometimes the content of what you’re hearing can be annoying, such as the co-worker who provides vivid descriptions of their gastric distress, or even deeply unsettling –– I’m reminded of a long-ago co-worker of mine who used to fight with his wife on the phone and threaten her using vile language. Noise-canceling headphones can be a godsend for blocking out unwanted sounds.

“Then there are the more malicious forms of rude coworker office behavior, like gossiping about or bullying people. A woman coaching client once told me about male colleagues who would have conversations denigrating her body within earshot. In offices where incivility reigns, it’s not uncommon for people to deliberately try to undermine others by gossiping about them.” –– Valcour


  1. Tune Out People Trying To Have A Conversation With You

“Wearing headphones with the volume too loud [is also rude]. Work is an interactive place and there are times when your co-workers need to communicate with you.  “If the volume of your headphones are too loud, you are not able to hear your co-workers. There is nothing more annoying than speaking to a co-worker and having to constantly repeat yourself because they can’t hear you because of headphones. It makes everyone’s job more difficult and is very rude.” –– Ehsaei


  1. Treat The Shared Office Space Like Your Kitchen

“The rudest thing a co-worker could do is treat a shared work space as their personal office/kitchen. I’m talking about hosting Zoom presentations at full volume, broadcasting personal calls on speaker phone, eating microwaved salmon over their keyboard and leaving a spread of used dishes and papers spilling over to their neighbor’s workspace.

“At best, it’s a rude distraction. At worst, it completely inhibits a co-worker’s ability to function. This ‘personal space’ mindset ignores neurodiversity and signals that their needs are the only ones that matter.” –– Anne Genduso, career coach


  1. Barge Into A Private Conversation

“Just because someone sits next to you and can hear you does not invite them to add into your conversation when you did not invite them to.  “Giving opinions, unsolicited advice or correcting you after they overheard a conversation can come across condescending, frustrating and even embarrassing.” –– Myka Meier, founder of Beaumont Etiquette


  1. Use Too Much Cologne Or Perfume

“People can be very sensitive to scents, and your cologne or perfume may be offensive and thus distracting. I suggest no more than one spritz of cologne or perfume, if you must wear it at all.” –– Ehsaei


  1. Be Unwilling To Take Responsibility For The Energy That You Bring To The Workplace

“Navigating life is hard enough without having to endure the potential day-to-day of negativity, deflating remarks and curmudgeon complaints from your work neighbor.  “While it shouldn’t be expected that everyone needs to have on rose-colored glasses every single day, to the contrary, having a neighbor that brings negativity each and everyday to the workplace through their comments and actions could be draining and make for an unpleasant work environment.” –– Jacqueline M. Baker, founder of Scarlet Communications, a global leadership consultancy


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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