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Born on this day!!  Actor Angela Lansbury is 95. Actor Peter Bowles (“Victoria,” ″Rumpole of the Bailey”) is 84. Actor Barry Corbin (“One Tree Hill,” ″Northern Exposure”) is 80. Bassist C.F. Turner of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is 77. Actor Suzanne Somers is 74. Guitarist Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead is 73. Producer-director David Zucker is 73. Actor Martha Smith (“Animal House,” ″Scarecrow and Mrs. King”) is 68. Actor Andy Kindler (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) is 64. Actor-director Tim Robbins is 62. Guitarist Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) is 61. Singer Bob Mould (Husker Du) is 60. Actor Randy Vasquez (“JAG”) is 59. Bassist Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers is 58. Actor Christian Stolte (“Chicago Fire”) is 58. Actor Terri J. Vaughn (“All of Us,” ″The Steve Harvey Show”) is 51. Singer Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips is 51. Rapper B-Rock of B-Rock and the Bizz is 49. Singer Chad Gray of Mudvayne is 49. Actor Paul Sparks (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 49. Actor Kellie Martin (“Christy,” ″Life Goes On”) is 45. Singer-songwriter John Mayer is 43. Actor Jeremy Jackson (“Baywatch”) is 40. Actor Caterina Scorsone (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 40. Actor Brea Grant (“Heroes”) is 39. Actor Kyler Pettis (“Days of Our Lives”) is 28.


1859 – Abolitionist John Brown and his men captured the U.S. arsenal at Harper’s Ferry.
1793 – French queen Marie Antoinette was guillotined for treason.
1916 – Margaret Sanger opened the first birth-control clinic in New York City.
1962 – The Cuban Missile Crisis began.
1964 – China detonated its first atomic bomb.
1978 – John Paul II was elected pope.
1995 – Hundreds of thousands of black men gathered in Washington for the “Million Man March” led by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
2001 – Twelve Senate offices were closed when a letter to Sen. Tom Daschle was found to contain anthrax.
2002 – The White House announced that North Korea had disclosed the existence of a secret nuclear weapons program.

Today Is: Department Store Day, Dictionary Day, Get to Know Your Customers Day, Global Champagne Day, Global Cat Day, Mammography Day, National Boss’s Day, National Feral Cat Day, World Food Day, World Spine Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Greatest At Home Videos  /  9:00 – Undercover Boss  /  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 Fallon: Jessica Alba, Jack Huston, Keith Urban (R 9/18/20)
Seth Meyers: Cecily Strong, David Wright, Miranda July, Jessica Burdeaux (R 10/1/20)
James Corden: Tracee Ellis Ross, Madison Beer (R 8/26/20)
Lilly Singh: Thomas Lennon, Aisling Bea (R 12/10/19)
The View: Mark Cuban
The Talk: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lauren Alaina
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Elizabeth Marvel, Monica Mangin
The Real: Lovie Simone
Kelly Clarkson: Cheryl Hines, Michelle Buteau
Tamron Hall: Chrishell Stause
Drew Barrymore: Hoda Kotb

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

QUESTION: Who the hell is flying around the Los Angeles airport wearing a JET PACK??? A second sighting by a Chinese crew prompts a new investigation!!!


QUESTION: Should we check OUR politicians?? A Braizilan official is caught HIDING MONEY BETWEEN HIS BUTT CHEEKS during a corruption probe!! “Dirty money!”


QUESTION: Does he really MEAN IT this time?? Motley Crue’s TOMMY LEE says “If Trump wins, I’m outta here!! I swear to God, I mean it!!” (He’s moving to Greece!!!)


QUESTION: Wanna have LUNCH with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck? You could.. and it’s all for charity!! Wanna sleep with ’em? That’s gonna cost you a little extra!!


QUESTION: Have you ever worked with someone who has a HOLE IN THEIR HEAD??? This could be that person?? (It’s actually just a 3-D tattoo!! And very attractive!)
An incredible tattoo drawn on the bald head of a man makes it appear as if he has a hole in his head

Dexter Returning

Showtime announced Wednesday it is reviving its serial-killer drama Dexter for a limited series.  “Surprise [expletive.] He’s back. #Dexter,” the “Dexter on Showtime” Twitter feed said.  The post included a video with a blood-spattered background, the show’s title and the message: “Being away has been murder. Dexter returns.”  The clip got 2 million views in the first 2 hours it was online.  Production on the 10 new episodes is slated to begin, with Michael C. Hall returning to the title role, in early 2021.  Showrunner Clyde Phillips is also back for the revival, which is expected to premiere in late 2021.  The original series ran 2006-13.
*****How did they pitch this show?? “He’s a serial killer… but he’s a GOOD serial killer!!”
******The show was originally called “Poindexter,” but they shortened it!!
******Dexter is coming out with his own brand of steak knives!!!

David Crosby Apologizes To Van Halen Fans

David Crosby has issued an apology for comments he made about the late Eddie Van Halen that upset people shortly after he died.  Crosby took to Twitter on Tuesday to apologize to any fans of the Van Halen guitarist who he may have offended when he implied in earlier tweets that the late guitarist wasn’t exactly his cup of tea.  In his latest tweet on the matter, Crosby apologized for disrespecting someone so soon after their passing, admitting he had forgotten Van Halen had just died when he gave an unenthusiastic “meh” in response to a fan who asked for his thoughts on him.  “yes you Van Halen fans I did just toss off an answer that was not cool …the even more embarrassing truth is ..I didn’t even remember he had just died or I would have kept my mouth shut….I do make mistakes …no offense intended,” he wrote. He originally said: “Hendrix changed the world of guitar.   Nobody else really …look I get it ..many of you loved Van Halen ….and the one time I met he was nice ….and he was talented  …meh to me means I don’t care that much ….and I don’t …doesn’t mean he wasn’t good ,he was but not for me,” he tweeted.   Fans of both Van Halen and Crosby seemed pleased with the latter’s mea culpa, taking to Twitter to let him off the hook.
********If there was any justice Crosby would be dead and Eddie would still be here!! Just sayin’!!

Brad And Angelina To Set Holiday Schedule In Court

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will appear before a judge in November to discuss custody of their kids over the holidays, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.  “The holiday visitation had been set before the custody trial,” the insider reveals. “Brad will see the children on Christmas Day. He is hoping that he will be given increased custodial time with the kids which would result in having them overnight for the holidays this year. The decision will be made by the judge in November.”  They have been battling in court since she filed for divorce from him in September 2016. The exes have yet to permanently settle a custody agreement for their children Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12. Their eldest, Maddox, 19, is legally considered an adult.  “Brad wants 50/50 joint physical and legal custody of the kids. Angelina has been unagreeable to those terms,” a source exclusively told Us last month. “[She] will only agree to talk about an agreement if the home base for the children isn’t Los Angeles. The younger kids are in school in Los Angeles, which Angelina has always been opposed to. They are very smart and are eager to attend school in person [amid the COVID-19 pandemic].”
********Even SHE wants to get out of California!!!
******Why don’t they just settle this between themselves?? Why drag US into it???

Meghan and Harry Go On Dates In Montecito

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been making time for each other as they settle into their new community of Montecito.  They arrived hand-in-hand at Lucky’s Steakhouse on Oct. 6, where they had a cozy date night with friends Katharine McPhee and David Foster.  “Sometimes they do solo dates,” a source tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, “and sometimes with friends.”  The laidback Santa Barbara area offers an ideal lifestyle for the couple, who had been craving a slower pace. In town, “no one really bothers them,” the source adds.
********Why would they bother them?? Who cares??
*****It’s great how they can “make time for each other,” in between being famous and doing nothing much!!

Sharon Stone Posed Nude For Movie Role

Sharon Stone made the bold choice to pose nude for Playboy magazine in 1990 so that she could get a role in “Basic Instinct.”  At the time, Stone wasn’t a well-known actress so she decided to be “strategic” in order to get the part that would later push her into sex symbol status.  She played the lead character, Catherine Tramell, opposite Michael Douglas, who played Detective Nick Curran in the erotic-thriller.  During an appearance on “The Drew Barrymore Show” on Wednesday, Stone said, “I decided I was going to do a Playboy article specifically because I wanted to get this film ‘Basic Instinct.’”  “I didn’t realize what would happen when I did the film,” the former model admitted.  Stone added: “I did think it was the right part for me, and I knew what I had to do to get it. I didn’t have enough perspective to realize what was going to happen.”  Her fame skyrocketed after the release of the 1992 film and opened several doors for her in Hollywood. Stone was later cast as a lead in “Casino,” “Silver,” “Catwoman” and more.
******She posed in Playboy… and slept with 20 studio executives!! That did the trick!!
*******She drops her clothes at the drop of a hat!! Was it really that bold??
*******She also had to juggle ice picks!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!

Zeta-Jones Plays Ring Toss With Michael’s Love-(National Enquirer)

“Romancing the Stone” stud Michael Douglas’ wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, doesn’t seem to feel a lot of love for her, um, “stone!”  The Oscar-winning “Chicago” actress lets other women wear her $1 million engagement ring-a stunning 1920s antique with a 10-carat center sparkler surrounded by 28 smaller but still magnificent stones!  “When Catherine was starring on Broadway in ‘A Little Night Music,’ she’d urge cast members to wear her engagement ring on stage!” sources say.  “Some of them tried to pick a scene where it would make sense for their character to be wearing a million-dollar ring, but others didn’t care.  They just wanted to feel like a million bucks!  It was strange that Catherine would loan out a ring worth so much money, but even stranger that she would loan out her engagement ring!  What woman lets other women wear their engagement ring?”

Babies, Breakups…..And More!-(Globe)

No wedding bells for Demi Moore.  The pop star has reportedly unengaged herself from actor Max Ehrich.

Former RHOBH star Yolanda Hadid is a grandma, thanks to model daughter Gigi Hadid and her singer beau, Zayn Malik, who welcomed a girl.

“Malcolm in the Middle” star Frankie Muniz and wife Paige Price, and “Game of Thrones” hunk Kit Harington and actress Rose Leslie are all in a family way.

Baby Joy-(Us Weekly)

Full House!  Kevin Hart, 41, and his wife of four years, Eniko Parrish, 36, welcomed their second child, daughter Kaori Mai, on Sept. 29.  “A little bit of heaven sent down to earth,” mom gushed.  “We couldn’t love you more.”

Lana’s Savage Split From Sean-(Star)

Nobody was more surprised by Lana Del Rey calling things off with Sean Larkin after six months together than the Live PD star, 46, himself.  “Lana gave Sean the ‘It’s not you, it’s me’ excuse and promised to explain it all later, but still hasn’t,” a buddy says.  According to the pal, the two were discussing marriage and babies before she abruptly called it quits earlier this year.  And though the police officer-who said in March that being introduced to the Hollywood scene was “enjoyable”-is hoping to get closure, those closest to Lana say he shouldn’t hold his breath:  “She feels he got too big for his britches, and the only way she could deal with it was a clean break.”

Lily & Charlie:  Engaged!-(Life & Style)

She said yes!  Lily Collins announced her engagement to director Charlie McDowell via Instagram on Sept. 25.  “I’ve been waiting my lifetime for you and I can’t wait to spend our lifetime together,” the actress, 31, captioned a sweet snap from the proposal.  While Lily and Charlie, 37, are a relatively private couple, “they both come from showbiz families,” notes a source, “so the wedding is sure to be a glamorous affair.”  Charlie’s mom Mary Steenburgen “absolutely adores Lily,” the source says, as does his stepdad, Ted Danson.  Lily’s own father, Phil Collins, “hasn’t stopped singing since he heard the news,” adds the source, “Of course, nobody would be surprised if he performed at the reception.”

One Last Thing:  Patrick Dempsey-(People)

The actor, 54, stars in the new series Devils on the CW.

Last time I danced-

Last week in the kitchen.  It was a happy dance.  I’m in Maine, so I had clam chowder, and it was really quite tasty.  My taste buds were dancing and shuffling.

Last injury-

Every morning when I wake up, I feel like I have some new injury until about 10 minutes after I start moving.  That’s the advantage of getting older.  It really is sad.  Breathing is exhausting now.

Last DIY project-

Cleaning out the garage has been a big thing.  Being able to see the floor is a win.  It’s only taken about 54 years for me to get organized.

Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“We know what Khloe Kardashian does with her old dresses, she sells them.  So I wouldn’t be surprised if someone found some of Khloe’s old faces on the black market.”-DListed’s Kristian.

“There’s a new dating app for connecting lonely pets…with the added bonus of owners connecting as well.  It’s great app if you’re looking to do some heavy petting.  Now people can be like, ‘It’s not you, it’s your box full of ferrets.’”-James Corden.

“A lot of people are talking about Bill Belichick’s sweatshirt from his press conference.  It looks like the Hulk after turning back into Bruce Banner.  Even crazier, that’s his wedding tuxedo.”-Jimmy Fallon.

“Kraft has announced it will begin selling a limited-edition Pumpkin Spice Mac & Cheese.  Look for it in the checkout line at T.J. Maxx in April.”-Seth Meyers.

“Selena Gomez demands Facebook shut down ‘hate speech’ groups.  Yes, that’s you she’s talking to, Beliebers!”-Paul Lander.



Rudolph Puppets Up For Auction

Rudolph and Santa puppets from the holiday classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” will go up for auction in November, Auction house Profiles in History announced Thursday.  “The magic about collecting memorabilia is that when your eyes focus upon the object, you are taken back to a time during your youth when your senses were overwhelmed with amazement, wonder and joy as you were watching a favorite movie or television program,” the auction house said in a statement.  The puppets used in the filming of the 1964 Christmas stop-motion animated television special will be up for auction on Friday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. PST on the Profiles in History website through Internet-based bidding.  The owner of the puppets, collector Peter Lutrario, has decided to pass on ownership to a new owner.  Japanese puppet-maker Ichiro Komuro crafted the puppets from wood, wire, cloth, leather and yak hair. The Santa puppet is 11 inches tall and the Rudolph puppet is 6 inches tall.  Despite being over 55 years old, Rudolph’s nose still shines bright because of maintenance done over the years.
*********So does ours!!
*******We would bid on Rudolph… but we’re allergic to yak hair!!!

Bear Steals Porch Pumpkin

A New Jersey woman captured video of her Halloween decorations being raided by an unusual thief — a pumpkin-loving bear.  Kelly Stephens said she initially screamed when she saw the bear approaching the front porch of her Morris County home.  “I guess my screaming scared him off, so I ran to get my phone and then when I came back, he slowly proceeded to come back to capture the pumpkin,” Stephens told WCBS-TV.  Stephens’ video shows the bear creeping up to the house, grabbing a pumpkin in its mouth and fleeing.  The footage shows the bear drop the pumpkin at one point and chase it as it rolls away down the road. Stephens said the bear eventually settled down across the street from her house to eat the pumpkin.  See the video HERE.
********She offered one of her kids instead, but the bear loved that pumpkin!!
******Next time, leave the pumpkin in your car!! We’ve never seen a bear get into one of those!!!

Airline Food For Sale

A Finnish airline is offering would-be travelers who miss the taste of airline food amid the COVID-19 pandemic the chance to bring in-flight meals home.  Finnair announced the airline-inspired Taste of Finnair meals will be available Thursday at the K-Citymarket store in Vantaa Tammisto before being rolled out to the chain’s other stores across Finland.  The airline said the meals are based on Finnair’s business-class offerings, and will feature a rotating selection of entrees on different days of the week, with the entire menu designed to change every two weeks.  “The meals are inspired by Nordic and Japanese flavors and seasonal ingredients,” said Juha Stenholm, head of product development at Finnair Kitchen. “The menus include, for example, Finnish smoke and reindeer, as well as a serving of beef and teriyaki radish sauce, which draws on Tokyo’s street food culture.”
********Here in America, airline food includes a dry turkey wrap and a cheese and fruit plate for $13.95!!!
******What if you’re eating reindeer on a flight, and you see Santa flying next to the plane?? Would you feel guilty??

Horse Skeleton Seized

Customs officials in Florida said they seized an unusual package that arrived via mail from Hungary when it was found to contain a complete horse skeleton.  Customs and Border Protection officials said specialists at the Jacksonville International Mail Facility discovered a package that arrived from Hungary contained more than 200 equine bones.  Daniel Alonso, the acting director of field operations for the agency’s Miami and Tampa field offices, tweeted photos of the bones arranged to create a complete horse skeleton.  “No horsing around this Halloween,” Alonso tweeted.
********The rest of the horse went to Kentucky!!
*******They have a bone to pick with whoever shipped that one!!
*****In America, we put a horse’s head in your bed. In Hungary, they use the whole horse!!






5 Sneaky Signs Your Election Anxiety Is Coming Out

Huffington Post

  1. Compulsively checking the news

In recent months, maybe you’ve found yourself constantly refreshing your Twitter feed, or losing hours perusing Google News. Some experts say this is a good indication that you’re experiencing some anxiety.

“News stories trigger our instinctive need to know, even when the information has no practical value,” said Pamela Rutledge, director of the Media Psychology Research Center, adding that seeking out new information is a “way to try to control the environment and make it less scary.”

Harrison noted that when it comes to reading or watching the news, “moderation is key.” Limiting the amount of time you spend consuming the news (and limiting the number of sources you read) can curb worry surrounding the election. Setting your phone to “do not disturb” mode during designated hours can also help you break the cycle.


  1. Being drawn to articles that trigger negative emotions

“Unfortunately, the way algorithms work on some popular social media platforms, the negative content gets filtered to the top,” said Nina Vasan, chief medical officer of the personalized therapy platform ​Real​ and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine.

This can easily lead to “doomscrolling,” a term coined to describe the tendency to seek out disheartening or traumatizing media. If you find yourself doing this, it’s probably a sign that your anxiety is heightened. But, as Rutledge explained, “Allowing our emotions to be continually triggered is exhausting, and leads to lack of self-control.”

So, how can you feel a little more empowered and less burnt out? Vasan explained that choosing a few ways to participate in politics can help you to feel a little more in control of your environment. This can look like registering people to vote, sending a letter to one of your representatives or volunteering with local organizations.

“It’s helpful to feel engaged in the world, and [feel] that you’re fulfilling your civic responsibility,” Vasan said.


  1. You’re experiencing more trouble sleeping

It’s no secret that anxiety is linked to sleep issues, especially if you tend to dwell on your fears about the election late at night.

“We carry our stressors into our dreams. We carry our muscle tension into our sleep — or lack thereof,” Harrison said. “Difficulty sleeping, whether that is trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep or early morning awakening, is often the first sign that you are anxious.”

In addition to avoiding doomscrolling well into the evening, experts have found that practicing good sleep hygiene can lead to a better night’s rest. Sleep hygiene goes beyond going to bed at a certain time every night; it can include healthy habits like reducing your caffeine intake, creating a relaxing environment, improving your nighttime routine and exercising.


  1. You can’t stop talking about politics with family and friends

Vasan explained that speaking about the election in an “unconstructive or ruminative manner” is a sure sign that stress is getting the best of you. (Rumination is a thought pattern that occurs when you think about a problem over and over, which can reinforce feelings of anxiety or depression.) For example, you may find yourself rehashing the presidential debates, or frequently discussing an upsetting interview with no real end goal for the conversation.

Rutledge recommended trying to shift the topic of conversation with family or friends, even if it’s just for a few minutes, to reduce your stress. Another coping skill she suggested is pulled directly from cognitive behavioral therapy: Take a small note card, and write affirmations with phrases such as “I have all the information I need,” or “I won’t waste my emotions and energy on things I can’t control.” This will cultivate new self-talk, and disrupt the tendency to ruminate.


  1. You’re generally feeling more irritable than usual

If you notice that you’re feeling more tense in your daily activities, election-related stress might be to blame.

“Even when our brains don’t recognize the trigger, we will develop negative emotions that come from anxiety as our brains try to get us to recognize that something is worrying us,” Harrison said, adding that it’s important to “intentionally schedule activities that bring you joy” to counteract feelings of anxiousness that may also be stirring up irritability or hopelessness.

If you feel as though your anxiety symptoms are impeding your ability to function, consider seeking out a therapist to support you through the next few months.

As Rutledge acknowledged, this election is a true “watershed moment.” Prioritizing your mental well-being during this tumultuous time is important. There’s nothing wrong with disengaging for a moment, setting boundaries around social media or taking a mental health day to practice self-care.

While striking a balance between staying informed and cultivating happiness or hopefulness in your life may be difficult right now, it’s also key to identifying and coping with election anxiety.



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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