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Born on this day!! Actor-singer Julie Andrews is 86. Actor Stella Stevens is 83. Saxophonist Jerry Martini of Sly and the Family Stone is 78. Jazz bassist Dave Holland is 75. Actor Yvette Freeman (“ER”) is 71. Actor Randy Quaid is 71. Singer Howard Hewett is 66. Drummer Tim O’Reagan of The Jayhawks is 63. Singer Youssou N’Dour is 62. Actor Esai Morales (“NYPD Blue”) is 59. Actor Christopher Titus (“Titus”) is 57. Model-actor Cindy Margolis is 56. Singer-guitarist Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra is 53. Actor Zach Galifianakis (“The Hangover”) is 52. Actor Sherri Saum (“The Fosters”) is 47. Actor Katie Aselton (“Legion,” “The League”) is 43. Actor Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy” ″Everwood”) is 41. Actor Carly Hughes (“American Housewife”) is 39. Comedian Beck Bennett (“Saturday Night Live”) is 37. Actor Jurnee Smollett (“Underground,” ″Wanda at Large”) is 35. Actor Brie Larson (“United States of Tara”) is 32. Singer Jade Bird is 24. Actor Priah Ferguson (“Stranger Things”) is 15. Actor Jack Stanton (“The Mick”) is 13.


1800 – Spain ceded Louisiana to France in the secret Treaty of San Ildefonso. Although Napoleon Bonaparte agreed never to alienate Louisiana, he disregarded the treaty and sold Louisiana to the United States three years later.
1908 – Henry Ford introduced the first mass-produced automobile on the market?the Model T car to the market. Each car cost $825.
1936 – General Francisco Franco became head of the insurgent Spanish government.
1961 – Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit his 61st home run of the season, breaking Babe Ruth’s record of 60 set in 1927.
1971 – Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida, 16 years after Disneyland debuted in Anaheim, Calif.

Today Is: CD Player Day, Fire Pup Day, International Coffee Day, International Day of Older Persons, International Music Day, Kids Music Day, Lee’s National Denim Day, Manufacturing Day, Model T Day, National Body Language Day, National Diversity Day, National Black Dog Day, National Book It! Day, National Hair Day, National Lace Day, National Walk Your Dog Day, Vegan Baking Day, Willy Wonka Day, World Smile Day, World Vegetarian Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  SWAT  /  9:00 – Magnum PI  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – Ordinary Joe  /  10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  50 Years Of Walt Disney World  /  10:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Penn and Teller /  9:00 – Dynasty

TV Talk Shows

Stephen Colbert: Paul Giamatti
James Corden: Helen Hunt, Black Pumas (R 6/21/21)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Sarah Paulson
Wendy Williams: Vivica A. Fox (R 2/10/21)

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

QUESTION: Do YOU have a favorite comfort meal?? Victoria Beckham does… and Posh Spice loves to relax with a PIECE OF TOAST WITH A BIT OF SALT ON TOP!!


QUESTION: What the hell is “THE SQUID GAME” and why does NETFLIX think this Korean show will become its BIGGEST HIT EVER??? It looks brutal!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Ready for a BIG ANNIVERSARY?? The McRib is officially 40, and it’s circling back to the Mickey D’s menu for a fantastic birthday celebration!!!!!!!


QUESTION: What’s the BIGGEST THING you’ve ever tried to transport in YOUR CAR?? This Florida Woman won’t take no for an answer! A COUCH in a MINI????
Only in Florida: An unidentified woman was caught on video by a fellow traveler transporting a white couch down Estero Community Bridge in Lee County, Florida

QUESTION: What’s “hip-hopping” at the Super Bowl next year?? It’s a HIP HOP HALFTIME SHOW!! Starring.. Snoop, Dr. Dre, Kendrick, Eminem and Mary J Blige!!

Wendy Williams Delays Talk Show Again

Wendy Williams is delaying the return of her talk show, The Wendy Williams Show.  Producers said Thursday on the Wendy Williams Show official Instagram account that the Season 30 premiere has been postponed to Oct. 18 due to Williams’ ongoing health issues.  “Wendy will not be returning with new shows on Oct. 4. She has been and continues to be under a doctor’s care and is still not ready to return to work,” the post reads. “We plan to return with new shows on Oct. 18.”  On Sept. 15, producers announced that she tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19. Williams is no longer positive for the virus, according to the statement Thursday.  “Her breakthrough covid case is no longer an issue and she has tested negative, but she is still dealing with some ongoing medical issues,” producers said.
*****Translation: She needs a checkup from the neck up!!!
*******She’s got Gravy Disease, which means that when she cuts herself, gravy comes out!!
*******There’s one group of viewers who REALLY want her back on the air: the people she owes money to!!

Mick Jagger Praises Charlie Watts

Mick Jagger spoke out about Charlie Watts.  “Charlie was the heartbeat for the band, and also a very steady personality,” Jagger said on the Howard Stern Show. “He was not to be perturbed. He was a very reliable person, wasn’t a diva – that’s the last thing you want in a drummer.”  Jagger also praised Watts’ dry sense of humor, as well as their relationship outside of the band.  “I miss Charlie because he had a great sense of humor and we also were, outside of the band, we used to hang out quite a lot and have interesting times,” he explained. “We liked sports, we’d go to football, we’d go to cricket games, and we had other interests apart from music.”  Jagger also shared how Watts has remained a prominent presence during the tour.  “Every time we get together now and rehearse, we say, ‘Oh, Charlie would say this, then he would do that,’” he explained.  The star also revealed that Watts, who was forced to drop out the band’s upcoming tour before his death due to an undefined health issue, insisted that the group kept going without him.  “We did so many shows with him and so many tours and so many recording sessions, it’s strange being without him,” Jagger admitted. “And he said, when he was sick, he said, ‘You’ve gotta just carry on and do this tour. Don’t stop because of me.’ So we did.”
********Don’t worry… you’ll all catch up with him soon!! (too much??)
*****Right now, Charlie is in heaven, being knighted by Prince Phillip!!!

Eminem Shows Up At “Mom’s Spaghetti”

Eminem delighted fans after pulling a surprise shift at his Detroit restaurant, “Mom’s Spaghetti.” The eatery, named after an iconic, barf-related line from his hit track “Lose Yourself,” celebrated its grand opening Wednesday, Sept. 29th.  Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, spent several minutes working the walk-up window at the pasta shop.  During the course of his brief cameo, he treated the first 10 customers in a seemingly never-ending line to takeout cartons of spaghetti and even some selfie snaps, according to the Detroit Free Press, which depict the hoodie-sporting “Stan” singer looking somewhat unenthused. Some Slim Shady supporters had camped out since morning in anticipation of Mom’s Spaghetti’s official 5 pm opening.
********A walk up spaghetti shop is a good idea!! That’s usin’ your noodle!!
******It’s not a rapper hangout until somebody gets shot!!
******A rapper can never smile. It just makes people wanna kill ’em!!

Shakira Has Crazy Encounter With Wild Boars

Shakira’s Spanish vacation turned disastrous after she was accosted by two wild boars, which reportedly made off with her handbag. She recounted the violating ordeal in a series of viral Instagram stories Wednesday.   “They’ve destroyed everything,” she said of the pilfering pigs, which attacked her while she was at an unnamed park in Barcelona with her 8-year-old son Milan Pique Mebarak, the Daily Mail reported. Shakira — whose full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll — didn’t disclose when the incident occurred.  The clip, which does not show the singer’s face, depicts a dusty purse that the songwriter claims was snatched by the boars.  “Look at how two wild boar which attacked me in the park have left my bag,” lamented the “She Wolf” songstress to her 70.7 million ‘Gram followers. “They were taking my bag to the woods with my mobile phone in it.”  However, it appears that the singer didn’t relinquish her belongings to the bacon-y bling ring without a fight. “Milan tell the truth,” Shakira said to her son, who is shown walking to the bathroom. “Say how your mummy stood up to the wild boar.”
******She should let her hips tell the story!! They NEVER lie!!!!!

You Can Be Charles and Camilla’s Neighbor

A 117-acre estate bordering Prince Charles’ beloved Gloucestershire home, known as Highgrove, is up for sale at $10.1 million.  The Elmestree House Estate, first built in 1844 in Elizabethan style, is on the market for the first time since 1949.  “Family owned estates such as Elmestree rarely come to the market and this estate is particularly special,” Matthew Sudlow, head of Estates and Farm Agency at Strutt & Parker, told The Post in a statement. “To find a house that is as architecturally pure as Elmestree in this part of the world, with many original features along with a model farmstead of this size intact, is remarkable.”  To the left of the house is a 17th-century four-bedroom farmhouse known as Farm End, connected to the main house via a wing built in 1900.   Spanning over a colossal 19,000 square feet, the connecting wing was historically used as a carriageway and, in more recent history, a ballroom.  Prince Charles purchased the estate next door in 1980.  When he married Diana in 1981, the couple moved to the Highgrove Estate, where they raised their two sons, William and Harry.
******He used to hide Camilla in the stable next door!!
******19,000 square feet is a lot of space.. it’s a booger to dust!!!
*****When you move in, you can walk next door to Charles’ house and say, “Can I borrow a cup of jewelry??”


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

Jordana Fast & Furious With Tech Titan Fiance!-(National Enquirer)

Juicy Jordana Brews fame is revving up with 52-year-old boyfriend Mason Morfit-she just announced she’s engaged to the tech honcho!  Jordana, 41, showed off her new sparkler on Instagram, with the caption:  “JB soon to be JBM”-a reference to the CEO of the investment firm ValueAct Capital.

Divorcing Kaley Covers Her Assets-(Globe)

Cautious Kaley Cuoco is making sure her surprise split from second husband Karl Cook doesn’t empty her pockets-she’s using the couple’s “ironclad” prenuptial agreement to ask the court to deny spousal support and keep Karl’s hands out of the cookie jar!  Kaley’s assets are guesstimated at $100 million, sources say.

Ad Fab!-(Us Weekly)


She got her big break in the Disney Channel series Shake It Up at 14, but not long before that, Zendaya starred in a TV commercial for iCarly toys-a show that ran on rival network Nickelodeon.  Today, the Euphoria star is proud of her past acting credits, and even credits Disney for her early success.  She says, “I had a very clear vision of what I wanted to do.”

Olivia & John:  Already In Therapy-(Star)

Everything moves fast with these two!  Four months after John Mulaney split from wife Anna Marie Tendler, the 39-year-old and new love Olivia Munn are expecting a baby.  Now a source says the two have rapidly reached another relationship milestone:  They’re already heading into couples’ therapy!  John’s recent cross-country comedy tour caused major stress for the duo, explains the insider, spurred them to tackle their issues with professional help.  (Not to mention that the Big Mouth star was in rehab for alcohol and cocaine abuse as recently as February.)

Romance Report Card-(Life & Style)



On Sept. 13, the “Diamonds” singer made her red carpet debut with rapper A$AP Rocky at NYC’s Met Gala.  The fashionable pair have been linked since 2020.



Kaley Cuoco-

Awkward!  The Flight Attendant star left heart emojis and wrote “Congrats, you” on Instagram posts about Karl Cook’s latest equestrian feats…days after filing for divorce from him.



“Fight Song” singer Rachel Platten, 40, and husband Kevin Lazan, 41, welcomed their second baby, daughter Sophie Jo, on Sept. 9 “after 2.5 grueling days of labor,” Platten wrote:  “When I thought I couldn’t take anymore, this amazing, wise little one kept whispering to me, ‘We can do this, Mama.’”  The couple are also parents to daughter Violet Skye, 2.

Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“Madonna made a surprise appearance to open the MTV VMAs.  The audience was so shocked, they all got out their phones and looked her up on Wikipedia.”-Seth Meyers.

“Ben Affleck jumped in to rescue Jennifer Lopez from an aggressive fan at the Venice airport.  No charges were pressed against A-Rod.”-Paul Lander.

“Lil Uzi Vert says his $24 million forehead diamond got ripped out by fans.  I’m going out on a limb and say once someone has torn a precious gem out of your face, they no longer count as a fan.”-Stephen Colbert.



Kangaroo Escapes The German Circus

Employees of a circus in Germany are searching for a kangaroo that escaped for the second time within weeks and fled into a forest.  Officials with Circus Alessio said Skippy the Tasmanian kangaroo escaped from keepers Monday morning outside the town of St. Georgen.  Drivers on a country road near the town reported spotting the kangaroo, but Skippy fled into the Black Forest when circus workers arrived.  The circus said workers are now taking shifts searching the woods for the runaway kangaroo.  Konstanz police said they are not participating in the search, as Skippy is not believed to pose a danger to local humans or wildlife.  “It’s not in danger in the wild and it doesn’t pose a threat so it’s not really relevant to us,” police spokesman Jorg-Dieter Kluge told The Times of London. “The kangaroo can obtain the food it needs and will get along fine in the wilds of the Black Forest.”  Circus officials said they believe the greatest danger to Skippy, who was raised in captivity, is the nearby road.
******We saw him!! He’s at IHOP!!
********He’s in the Black Forest, where you can hear the eerie sound of Snoop Dogg night and day!!
*******What does a kangaroo do in a circus?? Pull rabbits out of his pouch??

Humpty Dumpty Toilet Stolen

Police in Wisconsin are attempting to locate a $1,400 bronze sculpture of nursery rhyme character Humpty Dumpty sitting on a toilet.  The Madison Police Department said the sculpture, named Dumpty Humpty, was stolen from an Art Fair on the Square vendor’s booth.  The vendor said she had seen two men lingering around her booth while she was setting up Saturday and the sculpture vanished along with the men when she left the stand for a short time.  Police said they found security camera footage of the two men described by the vendor leaving the area with the sculpture.  See the pic HERE.
*******This is why Humpty Dumpty had a great Fall!! He had a great movement!!!
*******We’re looking at the old Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme!! Where does it say, “and then he dropped a deuce??”

Man Catches Big Tuna And Donates To Soup Kitchen

A Maine fishing crew’s accidental catch of a 600-pound tuna became about 350 servings of food for a local soup kitchen.  Ross Alex, captain of the Kathryn Ann, said he and his crew were fishing for lobster bait off the coast of Belfast when their nets captured something unexpected.  “We saw some fish kind of popping off the surface, so we were getting ready to set, and we made our set and kind of hauled our net back. The fish went gone. We were like, ‘Where did they go?’ We got our net, like, three-quarters of the way back, and there was a tuna,” Alex told WABI-TV.  Alex said the vessel was not licensed to catch bluefin tuna, so they attempted to free the large fish, but determined it was too entangled in the nets to revive.  Jamie Steeves, owner of J&J Lobsters, contacted the Maine Marine Patrol to explain the situation. Steeve’s contact made the necessary calls to get the boat’s crew permission to harvest and donate the tuna.  Doug Shartzer, a friend of Steeves, was summoned to butcher the fish and arrange for it to be donated to the Belfast Soup Kitchen.  Officials at the soup kitchen said the 600-pound tuna became about 350 servings of food delivered to the community on Tuesday.
********Good for them. That fish would be worth thousand$ in the commercial market!!!

Lost Drunk Man Joins Own Search Party

A Turkish man who got drunk and wandered into the forest later unknowingly joined a search party to find himself, according to bizarre local reports.   Beyhan Mutlu was reported missing Tuesday after he wandered away from his friends, the Daily Sabah reported.  A search operation was formed to find him. Mutlu joined a group of volunteers not realizing he was the person they were searching for.  At some point, volunteers began shouting his name. Mutlu became confused and asked who they were looking for, Turkish channel news channel NTV reported.  “I am here,” he reportedly told them.  Police realized the man they were looking for had joined his own search party and gave him a ride home.
*********Now, THAT’S drunk!!!
*****Is this what it means when someone says, “I’m trying to find myself??”
******If he’s that drunk, he’d have trouble recognizing himself!!!






7 Baby Name Trends To Look Out For In 2022



The latest categories draw from television, nature, music and even specific letters and sounds. Keep scrolling for a look at seven of the trends, and visit Nameberry to read the full list.



The Nameberry team believes the turmoil of the pandemic will lead many parents toward light, playful baby names like Birdie and Pixie.








It seems the mania around Netflix’s Regency-era novel adaptation “Bridgerton” lives on beyond the streaming platform. The folks at Nameberry identified several character names they foresee getting a popularity boost in 2022.







The Letter ‘R’

“Short baby names really pack a punch, and that strength and simplicity will naturally appeal to parents in 2022. We’re seeing a whole bunch of energetic unisex R names starting to take off, especially as middle names,” wrote Nameberry’s Emma Waterhouse.







Retro Nostalgia

Much of what is old often becomes new again and that will likely be the case with 2022 baby names, according to Nameberry. They’ve identified retro baby names that evoke a simpler, sunnier time.







Euro Chic

“The coolest Euro chic baby names of 2022 feel as at home in Copenhagen as they do in London or Amsterdam or San Francisco, appealing to sophisticated world travelers,” Waterhouse noted.








We’re used to seeing names that end in letters like ‘A’ or ‘R,’ but ‘S’ endings aren’t quite as common. The Nameberry experts believe this will change for both boys and girls.







Escapist Nature

Being cooped up at home during the pandemic has sparked wanderlust and yearning for the great outdoors. As such, the Nameberry team thinks parents may draw inspiration from nature ― and even shows with beautiful natural landscapes like “The White Lotus.”







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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