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Born on this day!!  Actor June Squibb (“Nebraska”) is 91. Country singer Stonewall Jackson is 88. Singer P.J. Proby is 82. Actor Sally Field is 74. Jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is 71. TV host Catherine Crier is 66. Former news correspondent Maria Shriver is 65. Actor Lori Singer (“Fame,” ″Footloose”) is 63. Actor Lance Kerwin is 60. Bassist Paul Brindley of The Sundays is 57. Singer Corey Glover of Living Colour is 56. Actor Peter DeLuise (“seaQuest DSV,” ″21 Jump Street”) is 54. Actor Kelly Rutherford (“Melrose Place”) is 52. Actor Ethan Hawke is 50. Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson (“The Taste,” ″Chopped”) is 50. Actor Thandie Newton is 48. Model-actor Rebecca Romijn is 48. Actor Zoe McLellan (“NCIS: New Orleans”) is 46. Actor Nicole Dubuc (“Major Dad”) is 42. Actor Taryn Manning is 42. Actor Patina Miller (“Madam Secretary”) is 36. Singer-songwriter Ben Rector is 34. Actor Emma Stone is 32.


1860 – Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States.
1861 – Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America.
1869 – The first intercollegiate soccer game took place (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4).
1893 – Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky died in St. Petersburg, Russia, at age 53.
1913 – Mohandas Gandhi led a march of miners in South Africa. He was arrested three times in the first four days of the march.

Today Is: Button Day, Fountain Pen Day, Love Your Lawyer Day, Marijuana Recreational Legalization Day, National Jersey Friday, National Medical Science Liaison Awareness & Appreciation Day, National Nachos Day, Saxophone Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Greatest At Home Videos  /  9:00 – Magnum PI  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – America Ninja Warrior  /  10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  Shark Tank  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Masters Of Illusion  /  8:30 – Masters Of Illusion  /  9:00 – World’s Funniest Animals  /  9:30 – World’s Funniest Animals

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Charlie Hunnam, Why Don’t We
Jimmy Fallon: Milo Ventimiglia, Marc Maron, Oneohtrix Point Never
Seth Meyers: Bette Midler, Bryan Washington (R 10/28/20)
James Corden: Henry Golding, Ella Mai
Lilly Singh: Phoebe Robinson (R 4/20/20)
The View: Day of Hot Topics
The Talk: Scott Bakula, Chelsea Field, Dr. Ian Smith
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Diane Lane, Brian Kelly
Ellen DeGeneres: Lily Tomlin, Chelsea Handler
Wendy Williams: Jeremy Meeks, chef Saul Montiel
The Real: Chris Bosh, Riley
Kelly Clarkson: Fortune Feimster, Sara Bareilles, Guy Fieri
Tamron Hall: Matthew McConaughey, Omari Hardwick, Loretta Devine
Drew Barrymore: Winnie Harlow, Justin Baldoni, Laura Sobiech

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

QUESTION: He said WHAT??? Anderson Cooper accidentally (?) says “Clitter” instead of “Twitter,” and the entire Internet turns into horny 13-year-olds!!!! Get a life!!!


QUESTION: Is 2020 about to get BETTER… or WORSE?? Scott Phillips and the guys from CREED are talking about a BAND REUNION!!!! Uh…….   yay?????


QUESTION: Ever wonder why all the women on the “Real Housewives” shows DRINK SO MUCH?? Here’s the answer.. and it may MAKE YOU LAUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: What sets us apart from LOWER LIFE FORMS? (Like salespeople?) It’s our ability to remember and store info!! Don’t we call that our MEMORY????????


QUESTION: What did he THINK he was getting?? This Scottish McDonald’s customer ordered “a salad with no lettuce,” then complained when he got THIS!!
James Ellinsworth was expecting  cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and a selection of seasonal salad leaves without lettuce but got two slices of cucumber and a slice of tomato instead

Patrick Duffy Hooks Up During Quarantine

Dallas” star Patrick Duffy and “Happy Days” star Linda Purl are in a “happy relationship.”  They began dating during the coronavirus pandemic and ended up quarantining together.  He opened up about their relationship in a new interview, admitting he wasn’t sure he would find love again at this point in his life.  Duffy was married to former ballet dancer Carlyn Rosser for over four decades before her death from cancer in 2017. The pair welcomed two children throughout their marriage — Padraic, 46, and Conor, 40.  “I’m in an incredibly happy relationship,” he told People magazine of his romance with Purl.  He then admitted, “I never thought for a minute this would happen again. I never thought I’d feel this way again.”  “My wife and I, in 48 years we were always together,” Duffy added.  He revealed he spent much of his years as a widower focused on his family until quarantine brought the “Happy Days” star into his life.  “I loaded up my car and drove 20 hours and ended up on her doorstep just to see if it was real,” Duffy said.  He added: “We haven’t been apart since.”
*******Although… she’d like some time off!!!
TOPIC: Has anyone found love during the pandemic??
*****You can’t spell “pandemic” without “panic!!!”

Wheel Of Fortune Blunder

During a recent episode of Wheel Of Fortune, a player named Alex competed in the game’s “Triple Toss Up” round where the category was “proper names.”  After her opponent correctly guessed “Albert Einstein” as the first answer, Alex narrowly missed getting the name of one of the most famous physicists in the world when she brazenly buzzed in with just five letters on the board. “Tom Issac Newton,” Alex said confidently.  After she was told the response was incorrect, her opponent, Brad, seized the opportunity to buzz in with the correct answer, “Sir Issac Newton.” In an act of sportsmanship, Alex merely nodded her head in agreement when she heard Brad utter the correct response. He went on to win the entire game that night, but it was Alex’s moment that won in the court of public opinion on social media.   “Did she just guess Tom Issac Newton on Wheel of Fortune?” one user posted along with a video of the moment.  “A Wheel of Fortune contestant just guessed ‘Tom Isaac Newton’. This reaffirms my theory that there are 2 kinds of people: Wheel of Fortune people and Jeopardy people,” a game show aficionado noted.   “Wheel of Fortune” joined “Jeopardy!” in resuming production amid the coronavirus pandemic in August with a slew of new safety restrictions in place to ensure contestants and hosts Vanna White and Pat Sajak from contracting the illness.
*****Don’t be too harsh!! The ‘Rona makes your brain stupid!!
*****Didn’t Issac Newton discover the face mask???
******We thought it was “Joe Issac Newton!!”

Britney Spears Wants Dad Off Conservatorship

There’s another development in Britney Spears’ battle to get her father, Jamie, removed as her sole conservator.  She had been trying to make him a co-conservator, alongside a company called Bessemer Service Trust. But now she wants him out of her affairs altogether.  TMZ says that the change was caused after her manager suddenly quit at the end of October — and quotes court papers saying that Jamie hired a new manager without consulting her.  Now she’s filed court papers demanding that Bessemer become her sole conservator — and that Jamie be booted entirely.  She has been under a conservatorship since her infamous mental breakdown in 2007.
********If she’s sane enough to file court papers, why can’t she handle her own business? FREE BRITNEY!!

DJ’s Expensive Truck Leads Chase

A wild pursuit involving a stolen $350,000 truck belonging to DJ Marshmello started in Malibu, CA and came to a crashing end Wednesday night. The incident began sometime between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., when the Ford F-550 6×6, valued at around $350,000, was stolen from the service bay of a Ford dealership in the 15500 block of Roscoe Boulevard in Van Nuys.  According to Los Angeles police, the suspect rode up to the dealership in a bicycle, threw the bike in the bed of the truck and then drove away in the truck.  A few hours later, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies spotted the truck driving recklessly in the area of Malibu Knolls Road.  Marshmello’s manager, who had dropped the truck off at the dealership to be serviced, posted video of the pursuit to social media.  Officers unsuccessfully tried to stop the truck using a PIT maneuver and a spike strip before the driver exited the freeway in the San Fernando Valley and began circling surface streets.  Just after 10 p.m., the driver eventually lost control coming out of a Taco Bell parking lot.
********You gotta see this truck!! Do ya think spike strips are stopping THAT??
*****BTW, the truck is licensed in Montana, which led people to think it might be Kanye’s!!
*****A lot of Cali celebs license their expensive vehicles in other states, to avoid the taxes!!
DJ Marshmello's Custom Ford Truck is All Tough, No Fluff -

Drake Beats Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder

Earning his 21st No. 1 hit on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, Drake has bested a record previously held by icons Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.  His “Laugh Now Cry Later,” featuring rapper Lil Durk, reached the No. 1 spot on the chart this week. Wonder and Franklin, who died in 2018, each have had 20 songs top the chart.  Of Drake’s 21 No. 1 hits on the R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, 12 include him in the leading role, including “God’s Plan,” “In My Feelings,” “Hotline Bling,” “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and “Best I Ever Had,” his first major hit released in 2009. Nine of his No. 1 successes are songs he co-starred on, including “Work” with Rihanna, “Moment 4 Life” with Nicki Minaj, “Fall for Your Type” with Jamie Foxx and “I Invented Sex” with Trey Songz.  Earlier this year, Drake made Billboard chart history when he set a new record for most songs on the Hot 100 chart — Billboard’s main songs chart that includes all music genres.
*****Is it real fair to beat Stevie Wonder?? Stevie can’t see to hit back!!
*******We wonder… will there be a Drake biopic some day?? Kinda thinking.. no!!
TRIVIA: Which Drake song did Donald Trump lip-sync on Saturday Night Live??? (Hotline Bling)


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Astrology-Mad Madonna Is Weirdly Starstruck!-(National Enquirer)

Madonna is starstruck-over astrology!  “Madonna has always been a big believer in astrology, but now she won’t even meet with people if it’s not written in the stars!” sources dish.  “She’s spending a fortune to have an army of people read her charts.  Each day is broken down hour by hour to make sure the planets literally revolve around her.  She’s literally found a way to make herself the center of the universe!”

Reba’s Spicy New Series!-(Globe)

It’s a hot delish dish of “Fried Green Tomatoes” for freshly single Reba McEntire!  The 65-year-old country music queen’s not only enjoying a sizzling romance with “CSI:  Miami” star Rex Linn 63, she’s also landed herself a brand new NBC TV show-a modernized “Fried Green Tomatoes” drama series.  She’ll take the lead as present-day Idgie Threadgoode, played by Mary Stuart Masterson in the Oscar-nominated 1991 movie.  Like a fan just gushed, “Some good news for once.”  Yes!

Thom & Nicole:  Making Moves-(Us Weekly)

It seems Nicole Scherzinger and Thom Evans are taking a big step in their year-long romance.  On Oct. 21, the songstress, 42, and former rugby player, 35, were spotted house hunting in the L.A. area.  The move comes as no surprise:  An insider said in July that the pair “are infatuated” with each other.  “They complement one another well,” confirmed the insider.  “Nicole feels very lucky to have found Thom.”

Ant’s Recovery Program-(Star)

Fans were shocked when Ant Anstead and Christina Anstead announced their split in September-just a year after welcoming son Hudson.  Now the Wheeler Dealers host has revealed he enrolled in a “breakup recovery” program to deal with his own pain.  Led by a “human connection specialist,” the $197, five-week “Create the Love” course promises to help students heal after heartbreak.  “I am now on day 30 of this,” the 41-year-old, also dad to two teens with his first wife, says.  “And I have to say it’s been a lifeline for me.”  A source says Ant, who was “crushed” when the Christina on the Coast star, 37, called it quits, is “grateful to get the tools to cope.  But he’d take her back in a heartbeat!”

Worst Guest Ever!  Frank Sinatra Jr. on Today-(Life & Style)

Interviewing celebrities can be lots of fun-but not always!  Guest Frank Sinatra Jr.  barely spoke in an interview with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb’s 2015 on Today!  It looked like torture, and apparently it felt that way too.  Appearing on the morning show to tout a book celebrating what would have been his late father’s 100th birthday, Frank Jr. barely uttered a word despite the best efforts of Kathie Lee, 67, and her co-host, 56.  “It was the worst guest [we] ever had, bar none,” says Hoda of the songwriter, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 72.  “He had a book he was promoting, and he didn’t want to talk about it….It was so weird.”


Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski, 29, announced she’s expecting her first child with husband Sebastian Bear-McClard.

Former Saturday Night Live star Abby Elliott, 33, and husband Billy Kennedy welcomed their first child, daughter Edith.

Harry Potter actress Jessie Cave, 33, who played Lavender Brown in the films, welcomed her third child, son Abraham, with comedian Alfie Brown.  The two are also parents to daughter Margot, 4, and son Donnie, 6.

Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“The queen reportedly shut down Prince Harry’s demand that Meghan Markle get her way on her wedding day.  No word if that was also true for the wedding night.”-Paul Lander.

“A restaurant in San Francisco is selling a fried chicken sandwich that includes the chicken’s claw.  Not to be outdone, KFC, just announced their new beaks-only bucket.”-Colin Jost.

“Thank you squash, for being the only food that makes people go, ‘Hey, see that weird curvy thing on the ground covered in warts?  We should use it as a centerpiece.”-Jimmy Fallon.



Teen Has Longest Hair

An India teenager achieved the Guinness World Record for the longest hair on a teenager.  Nilanshi Patel, 18, first achieved the record for longest hair on a teenager on Nov. 21, 2018, and has since broken her own record twice, the most recent time also achieving the record for the longest hair ever on a teenager.  Patel’s hair was measured days before her 18th birthday at a length of 6 feet, 6.7 inches. Her hair was initially measured in 2018 at 5 feet, 7 inches.  The teenager said she has been growing her hair out ever since getting a bad haircut at age 6.  “I got my hair cut, a really bad haircut. So, then I decided that I won’t cut my hair. I decided that when I was 6 and have not cut it since,” she said.  Patel said she has not decided whether to keep growing her hair out to seek length records in the adult category.  See the video HERE.
********If she gets a hair in your food, it covers the entire plate!!
*******She buys conditioner in a 55-gallon drum!!
*******We don’t wanna be there when she gets a haircut!! That’ll be a traumatic day!!

Parrot Saves Man From House Fire

An Australian man is crediting his pet parrot with saving his life after the bird shouted out his name and alerted him to a house fire.  Anton Nguyen of Brisbane, Queensland, said he was asleep early Tuesday when he heard a noise followed by his parrot, Eric, calling out his name.  “I heard a bang and Eric — my parrot — he started to yell so I woke up and I smelled a bit of smoke,” Nguyen told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.  Nguyen said the early warning from Eric allowed him to collect his pet and exit the house before the smoke detectors went off.  “I grabbed Eric, opened the door and looked to the back of the house and saw some flames,” he said. “And so I’ve grabbed my bag and took off and bolted downstairs.”
********The bird was thinking: “Should I let him burn??? But then, who’ll feed me??”
*********This is why pirates used to keep pirates!! They didn’t have smoke detectors back in those days!!
*******The parrot was just winging it!!

Beer Highway

Authorities in Indiana said an overturned semi truck spilled cases of beer across the lanes of a highway in Dearborn County.  The Sheriff’s Office said the truck overturned Wednesday in the westbound lanes of U.S. 50 in Dillsboro.  The sheriff’s office posted a photo to Facebook showing the truck and its spilled load after the mess was cleared from the roadway.  No serious injuries were reported in connection with the crash.  See the photo HERE.
*******Ever been to Indiana?? You just know there were people licking the highway!!
*******Trouble was brewing!!!
*****They rushed a truck load of pretzels to the scene, but it was too late!!

Bulldog Wins Election

A Kentucky town is celebrating the election of a mayor whose support transcends political divides: a French bulldog named Wilbur.  The Rabbit Hash Historical Society, which holds elections for a canine “mayor” every three years as a fundraiser, said French bulldog Wilbur Beast took the office with 13,143 votes, the highest total since the elections began in 1998.  Wilbur unseated incumbent Mayor Brynneth Pawltro, a rescued pit bull elected in 2017.  The historical society, which owns the town, said 22,985 votes were cast, the highest turnout in the history of the canine mayor office. The election raised a total $13,156, which officials said will go toward preserving local historical buildings.
*********The pit bull is demanding a recount!!
*******They found out the French bulldog was taking foreign money!!
*****One of the perks of being mayor: the parks department has to pick up your poop!!!







Things Sleep Experts Would Never, Ever Keep In Their Bedroom

Huffington Post


While you’re undeniably attached to your dogs and cats, it’s best that they sleep in their own beds at the end of the day.

“Pets can disrupt your sleep at night by jumping on the bed, begging to play or begging for food. Next to that, they might worsen any allergy and bring fleas to your bedding,” said Roy Raymann, the vice president of sleep science and scientific affairs at SleepScore Labs.


Light-emitting devices

According to Mariana Szklo-Coxe, an associate professor in the School of Community and Environmental Health at Old Dominion University in Virginia, keeping your phone outside of your bedroom is not enough. It’s best to have no electronic devices in the bedroom if you can.

“Blue light emitted from screens can impact your sleep, so I would suggest avoiding having computer monitors, laptops and any other electronic devices in the room,” Szklo-Coe said.

She added that if possible, she’d recommend having no fluorescent or LED lighting anywhere in the room either. “Essentially, light disrupts our circadian rhythm, which is the internal clock that lets our bodies know when to sleep or when to wake up,” she explained, noting that something like a “LED reading lamp presents the same problem as it emits blue light.”



In addition to giving you an unwanted dose of nighttime blue light exposure, having a television in your bedroom can cause you to stay up late, which throws off your entire sleep cycle.

“TV is just too distracting. There is so much content out there to get caught up in. When I’m in a hotel with the TV right at my feet, I end up watching those guilty pleasure shows to the point where I start dozing before the show is over,” said Thanuja Hamilton, a sleep doctor and advisory board member for Reverie, a sleep systems company.

She added that many people think television helps them fall asleep, “but if you’re dozing while watching TV, it means your body has cried mercy for sleep and it gave in.”

Sujay Kansagra, Mattress Firm’s sleep expert, added that the excitement of a TV show promotes chemicals in your brain that are not conducive to sleep.

“When you are watching, your brain is secreting chemicals like norepinephrine and dopamine, which stimulate the ‘wake centers’ of your brain, thus making it harder to fall asleep,” Kansagra said.



“When I’m in my bedroom ready for sleep, the last thing I want to think of is work,” Hamilton said. She added that the bedroom should be merely “a room for your bed, not your office,” and that you don’t want work related thoughts distracting you from relaxing.

“Shut off the outside world for 30 minutes before bed. Set a bedtime alarm and turn off the TV, computer, paperwork or anything that isn’t calming so you can wind down,” she said.



“No outside shoes are allowed in my bedroom,” Hamilton said.

“Have you ever felt that sigh of relief when you narrowly avoided stepping in dog poop on the sidewalk? Guess what? You don’t always miss it,” she joked, noting that when she steps onto her clean bedroom floor and rugs, she feels free and comfortable. “Not to mention it makes me feel better getting into my sheets knowing I have clean feet.”



It’s smart to ban food from the bedroom, especially right before you hit the pillow. Hamilton noted that if you’re eating around bedtime, it’s probably too late.

“I would avoid eating within three hours of bedtime to avoid indigestion, acid reflux and even nightmares,” she said. “If you need a snack, try yogurt with tart cherries and pistachios since they are sources of melatonin. Keep the portions small to avoid needing to digest too much during sleep.”



“Beer, liquor or wine are not ideal wind-down beverages right before bed,” Smith said.

Although alcohol may make you sleepy, too many drinks at night can cause sweating, headaches or nightmares. “In addition, drinking any liquid too close to bedtime may cause you to wake up several times during the night to use the restroom.”



“Studies have shown that general clutter in the bedroom can lead to delayed sleep and tiredness,” said Karin Sun, founder of bedding company Crane & Canopy. This, she said, is because a disorganized bedroom is registered by our minds as a distraction or uncompleted task, even if it’s on a subconscious level.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, a clean, comfortable and orderly bedroom is a good basis for a healthy sleep routine. “Make your bedroom as comforting and inviting as possible by clearing the space of clutter and freshening up your sheets, pillows and blankets,” Smith said.



Sleep experts make it a point to keep disruptive temperatures at bay in their bedrooms. Excessively high or low bedroom temperature can affect sleep, according to Abdulghani Sankari, fellowship program director in the pulmonary and critical care and sleep medicine division at Wayne State University medical center.

“High temperature in particular increases wakefulness and decreases slow wave sleep and rapid eye movement sleep. Therefore, it is recommended to keep room temperature lower at night to allow natural body thermoregulation, which is very important for the sleep regulation and natural transition to deep stages of sleep,” Sankari said, adding that wearing light pajamas and having a fan in the room may help with this.


Alarm clocks

Alarm clocks can be harmful to sleep, according to Christopher Lindholst, CEO of MetroNaps, a sleep product company.

“Ideally you want to complete as many full sleep cycles during the course of a night as possible. If you wake up to an alarm clock, that means you are asleep, which means you are still in a sleep cycle,” he said, adding that it can be a shock to your system to wake up to the adrenaline rush that accompanies an alarm.

He recommended using an alarm clock as a backup method, but to try to adhere to a consistent bedtime to allow your body to wake up naturally.

“Jump out of bed at 6:45am and have the satisfaction of turning off the alarm before it has even gone off,” Lindholst said. “You’ll have a much better morning than if you go back to sleep for an extra 15 minutes and then have to drag yourself out of bed because man’s worst invention for healthy sleep has startled you back to reality.”


Night lights

Falling asleep with lights on isn’t the best thing for a good night’s sleep and even a tiny amount can be a problem. A night light, especially blue in color, will disrupt sleep rhythms and your circadian rhythm, explained Dr. Abhinav Singh, facility director of the Indiana Sleep Center in Greenwood, Indiana.


Uncomfortable bedding

Good sleep starts with good bedding, according to Terry Cralle, a registered nurse and sleep expert with the Better Sleep Council. Cralle views every aspect of the sleep surface as an important investment and recommends springing for comfortable bedding.

“The mattress is the vehicle for sleep and I consider it square one in the pursuit of a healthy sleep lifestyle,” Cralle said. “In fact, I think the mattress is easily is the most important piece of furniture in a home, given how sleep impacts virtually every aspect of our functioning and the quality of our waking hours.”



Letting your child sleep in bed with you doesn’t let them develop their own skills in falling asleep, explained Luis Ortiz, a sleep medicine physician at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. An extra body in the bed can also disrupt your sleep.

Ortiz suggested keeping infants in a crib in the same bedroom as you for at least first six months, but older children should be encouraged to sleep in their own bedrooms at night.


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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