Born on this day!! Banjo player Sonny Osborne of The Osborne Brothers is 84. Country singer Lee Clayton is 79. Guitarist Denny Laine (Wings, Moody Blues) is 77. Singer-actor Melba Moore is 76. Actor Richard Dreyfuss is 74. Actor Kate Jackson is 73. Actor Dan Castellaneta (“The Simpsons”) is 64. Singer Randy Jackson of The Jacksons is 60. Drummer Peter Timmins of Cowboy Junkies is 56. Actor Joely Fisher (“Ellen”) is 54. Rapper Paris is 54. Actor Grayson McCouch (“Gotham”) is 53. Singer SA Martinez of 311 is 52. Actor Winona Ryder is 50. Actor Tracee Ellis Ross is 49. Actor Gabrielle Union is 49. Actor Trevor Lissauer (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) is 48. Actor Milena Govich (“Law and Order”) is 45. Actor Jon Abrahams (“Meet the Parents”) is 44. Actor Brendan Fehr (“CSI: Miami,” ″Roswell”) is 44. Actor Ben Foster (“Six Feet Under”) is 41. Bassist Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend is 37. Actor Janet Montgomery (“New Amsterdam”) is 36. Actor India Eisley (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) is 28.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1682 – William Penn arrived in Pennsylvania.
1787 – Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni debuted in Prague.
1911 – American newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer died in Charleston, S.C.
1923 – The Republic of Turkey was proclaimed under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashed on Black Tuesday, precipitating the Great Depression.
1956 – Israel invaded the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal crisis.
1964 – The Star of India and other gems were stolen from the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
1966 – The National Organization for Women was founded.
1998 – John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, returned to space at age 77.
2004 – European leaders signed the European Union’s first constitution.
2008 – A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Baluchistan, one of Pakistan’s poorest regions. At least 200 people were killed and more than 15,000 were left homeless.
2012 – Hurricane Sandy smashed into the eastern seaboard of the U.S., killing 117 people in the U.S. and 69 in Canada and the Caribbean. The storm caused about $50 billion in damage in the U.S.
Today Is: Frankenstein Friday, Internet Day, International Bandanna Day, National Breadstix (Bread Sticks) Day, National Cat Day, National Hermit Day, Time Warp Days, World Psoriasis Day, World Stroke Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – SWAT / 9:00 – Magnum PI / 10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00 – Home Sweet Home / 10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 – Shark Tank / 10:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – World Series
CW – 8:00 – Scooby Doo / 9:00 – Nancy Drew
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Fallon: Idris Elba, Keri Russell, Sabrina Carpenter
Stephen Colbert: My Morning Jacket
Seth Meyers: Ron Howard, Clint Howard, Hillary Clinton, Louise Penny (R 10/11/21)
James Corden: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Suni Lee (R 9/21/21)
The View: Ricki Lake, Kermit, Miss Piggy
The Talk: Paula Abdul, Kevin Frazier, Matt Iseman
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Live’s Out of this World Halloween
Ellen DeGeneres: Demi Lovato, Kim Kardashian West, Shin Lim
Wendy Williams: Chrissy Teigen, guest host Whitney Cummings
The Real: Gizelle Bryant
Drew Barrymore: Halloween Show
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
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QUESTION: Where’s ALEC BALDWIN?? Laying low with the family in New England, as we await the dramatic decision: WILL HE FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES?? Stay tuned..
The sheriff investigating the shooting incident involving Alec Baldwin on the set of the movie “Rust” said the investigation is now focused on the presence of live ammunition on the set. Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza appeared Thursday on the “Today” show, where he discussed the ongoing investigation and noted that the main point that authorities are looking into is how live ammunition made its way to a set that allegedly didn’t require its use. “I think during the interviews, the focus of the investigation is how the live rounds got there, who brought them there and why they were there,” Mendoza explained. “As far as if it’s going to rise to the point of negligence or the point of criminal charges, we’re hoping to work with the district attorney in reference to that so it’s a clear determination if charges should be filed.” Mendoza said during a press conference Wednesday that, despite armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed saying there was no live ammunition kept on set, a live round was recovered in director Joel Souza’s shoulder — that same bullet passed through cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, resulting in her death. In addition to the bullet removed from Souza’s shoulder, investigators found 500 rounds of ammunition, including a mix of blanks, dummy rounds and what appeared to be live rounds. The sheriff noted that he does not believe that live ammunition had any necessity to be on the set and is therefore looking into how and why it was there at all.
********Wanna hear something weird?? Alec Baldwin’s dad was a firearms instructor and “Riflery Coach” at his sons’ high school!! Also, the elder Baldwin was a former Marine who was ACCIDENTALLY SHOT at a Marine firing range!!
******We think you’re gonna see a ban on firearms on the sets of movie and TV shows. They’ll use rubber props and CGI the muzzle flashes!!
******In the business, they call this “a cluster f**K!!!”
The California Supreme Court refused to consider Brad Pitt’s appeal of a court ruling that disqualified the judge in his custody battle with Angelina Jolie. The court denied a review of a June appeals court decision that said the private judge hearing the case should be disqualified for failing to sufficiently disclose his business relationships with Pitt’s attorneys. The state Supreme Court’s decision finalizes that ruling. It means the fight over the couple’s five minor children — which was nearing an end — could just be getting started. “Ms. Jolie is focused on her family and pleased that her children’s wellbeing will not be guided by unethical behavior,” her attorney, Robert Olson, said in an email. Pitt’s attorney had previously argued that Jolie’s effort to disqualify the judge was aimed at preventing his tentative custody decision, which was favorable to Pitt, from taking effect. A statement from a representative for Pitt on Wednesday said the Supreme Court decision “does not change the extraordinary amount of factual evidence which led the trial judge — and the many experts who testified — to reach their clear conclusion about what is in the children’s best interests.”
*******By the time it’s settled, the kids will be adults!!
******Divorce is the gift that keeps on giving!!
*****Everyone knows who’s gonna win: the attorneys!!!
Tom Hanks once again had a cameo role in a stranger’s wedding, when he made a surprise appearance last weekend at the Santa Monica, Calif., beach nuptials of brides Diciembre and Tashia Farries. Hanks had been watching the ceremony from afar and was so moved that he decided to approach them afterward, Tashia said on the “Today” show Wednesday. “He said, ‘I saw the ceremony from back there and it had to be one of the most beautiful ceremonies that I’ve ever seen,”’ she recalled. Diciembre said she couldn’t believe her sudden brush with fame. “We were so in our own moment so for him to walk up, it was shocking and took a second for us to realize,” she told the show. “It was the cherry on top for our big day.” In a video of the encounter, wedding guests can be heard exclaiming, “That’s Woody!” referring to Sherriff Woody, whom Hanks voices in the “Toy Story” series. Tashia said. “He gave us love advice and was just so positive and humble.” This isn’t the first time the beloved star has inserted himself into nuptial bliss. In 2016, he surprised a newlywed couple taking their wedding photos in Central Park.
******It’s terrible these days… you can’t even get married without some celebrity bugging you!!
*******He actually walked up and said, “Where’s the groom??” A terrible faux pas, but he quickly recovered!!
*****The name “Diciembre” is a contraction of “Dicey Member!!”
*******Someone forgot to put up the sign, “No Men Allowed!!”
Multiple elementary schools in New York have banned Halloween costumes that depict characters from the hit Netflix show “Squid Game,” citing its mature content and violence. “Squid Game,” which was Netflix’s biggest series launch ever, is about a group of financially struggling adults in South Korea playing deadly, gory versions of children’s games in hopes of winning a cash prize. The superintendent of the Fayetteville-Manlius School District, which includes the elementary schools Enders Road, Mott Road and Fayetteville, told CBS News in a statement that school principals “wanted to make sure our families are aware that it would be inappropriate for any student to wear to school a Halloween costume from this show because of the potential violent messages aligned with the costume.” Parents were informed of the decision in an email, a spokesperson for the school said. Under the Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s guidelines, Halloween costumes with items “that can be interpreted as weapons” like toy swords or guns, and costumes that are “too gory or scary” are not allowed at school events, Superintendent Dr. Craig Tice told CBS News in the statement. Tice said some students have been reenacting games from the show at recess, and that principals have asked families to speak with their children and “reinforce the school message that games associated with violent behavior are not appropriate for recess.” Some parents said the school’s crackdown on costumes is “overbearing,” CBS New York reported.
*****”Squid Games” is scary… but a show called “School Games” would be even scarier!!!
********This is a rare instance of a school board actually doing the right thing!!!
********Kids are reenacting the show?? Who the hell is allowing their kids to watch this stuff???
Dorit Kemsley tried to keep herself out of public view just hours after home invaders reportedly robbed her at gunpoint. An LAPD spokesman confirmed that three men broke into Kemsley’s mansion at 10:50 p.m. PST Wednesday. She had just returned from a trip to London; her husband, Paul “PK” Kemsley, was still abroad at the time of the incident. Two of the suspects allegedly walked into Dorit’s bedroom while she was sleeping, and she woke up to them standing at the foot of her bed. “Don’t hurt my babies. Don’t kill me,” she begged the intruders, according to the Daily Mail. “I’m a mother.” One of the men allegedly responded, “Kill her.” According to TMZ, the criminals took at least $100,000 worth of jewelry and handbags. Bravo is currently filming Season 12 of “RHOBH.”
*********This should help the ratings. Wink, wink!!!
*****Remember the Kim Kardashian robbery in Paris?? Is this a reboot???
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Geena’s Dirty Divorce-(National Enquirer)
Petty Geena Davis finally settled her five-year divorce battle with plastic surgeon Dr. Reza Jarrahy after falsely claiming they were never married, sources spilled. Terms of the pair’s agreement were not disclosed. But a tipster tattled weary Reza, 50, accepted an “unfavorable” deal just to put the mudslinging slugfest behind him! The “League of Their Own” star, 65, played hardball by tossing her fourth hubby out of their Pacific Palisades pad in 2017. Refusing his requests for mediation and telling him to “lawyer Up” as she alleged the father of her three teens was owed none of their shared assets because their wedding was invalid! But testimony revealed Reza’s father, who performed their 2001 ceremony, was a legal officiant under Islamic law. Geena also conceded a Catholic priest participated in their nuptials and admitted she’d hired a wedding planner to oversee their big day! Sources said Reza was driven to “the brink of bankruptcy” by the legal drama and even slept in his car to save cash to pay his attorneys!
Adele Is On the Wagon-(Globe)
Songbird Adele reveals she’s sworn off the sauce to ready her prized vocal cords for a comeback. The 33-year-old “Someone Like You” thrush who released her new single “Easy on Me” on Oct. 14, admits she hit the bottle and nightclubs to cope with her heartbreaking split from hubby Simon Konecki early this year. “I was falling out the back door of the bar rather than falling out of the front,” she confesses. “Then I remember I woke up with the worst hangover. Hangxiety, I call it.”
Her Majesty: Ready To Step Down?-(Us Weekly)
When Queen Elizabeth II attended a public event on Oct. 12 at Westminster Abbey walking with the use of a cane, some speculated that she was in poor health. But insists an insider, “[the Queen] can walk just fine without the cane and she’s committed to a fault.” Continues the insider: “She refuses to slow down.”
Leo’s Wandering Eye-(Star)
He’ll never let go,,,,of his little black book! Ladies’ man Leonardo DiCaprio is up to his old womanizing ways while his girlfriend Camila Morrone, 24, works on Amazon’s Daisy Jones and the Six. The actor, 45, was seen swapping numbers with several women outside a club in West Hollywood on Oct. 1. The couple has been together for almost four years-no small feat for a lothario like Leo. “A lot of people thought Camila might be The One,” admits the source. “She’s been patiently waiting for a ring or some show of commitment from Leo, but lately he hasn’t been acting like a guy who’s in a serious relationship.” His toughest tole to date!
Kate & Justin: It’s On!-(Life & Style)
He swept her right off her feet! According to an insider, Kate Bosworth has been quietly seeing Justin Long following her split from husband Michael Polish. The pair announced their separation in August, just three months after Kate, 38, finished filming a new project with the actor, 43, in Arkansas. “She thinks Justin is one of the funniest guys on earth. He’s always cracking jokes and making her laugh,” shares the insider.
One Year Together: Brian Austin Green & Sharna Burgess-(People)
The actor,48, and his Dancing With the Stars pro girlfriend, 36, marked a year of dating on Oct. 16, one day after he finalized his divorce from Megan Fox. “So many more years to come,” Burgess wrote on Instagram.
Senior Softball Team
A Colorado softball team is believed to be the oldest such team in the country, with players ranging from their 50s to their 90s. The Colorado Peaches, a team founded in 1991, features more than 50 players, many of whom are in their 70s, 80s and 90s. Player Fran Simon told KMGH-TV the team is believed to be the “oldest team in the country.” The Peaches took the Silver Medal last year at the World Senior Games tournament in Utah. They did not earn a medal at this year’s event, but they did win a game against the team that went on to claim the gold. “Even if we don’t win, we win,” said player Maggie McCloskey, 90. “The big thing is to be a worthy opponent.” McCloskey said the team almost disbanded in 2012, when about half of the players quit after deciding they were too old. McCloskey and the remaining members were able to rebuild the team after recruiting Gail Klock as their coach. Klock died in March, and the players now wear her number, 23, on their sleeves. “I miss her as a friend,” McCloskey said. “We actually built this together.” See the video HERE.
*********They won a silver medal… to go with the color of their hair!!
******The games are exciting… mainly because you don’t know whether they’ll make it to the 9th inning!!
*****They’re looking for cheerleaders, and the Queen is thinking about it!!
Bears Crash Wedding Reception
A wedding in Mexico became an even more memorable event for everyone present when the reception was interrupted by an unusual crasher: a bear in search of food. A video posted to TikTok by user @AngieDisa shows the bear knocking over a chair and putting its front paws on a table during dinner at the wedding reception in Chipinque Ecological Park in Nuevo Leon. People can be heard banging on pots and pans in an attempt to scare the bear away as the animal roots around in an apparent search for food. The bear is seen leaving while guests at a nearby table continue eating their meals without any apparent concern for the wedding crasher’s presence. The filmer said another bear was spotted around the hotel the night before the bruin barged into the reception. See the video HERE.
*********A bear is much more fun than Tom Hanks!!
*******They didn’t put out the sign?? “No Bears Allowed??”
*******He was nice bear!!! He was not the “bruin of ruin!!”
New Bar Sells No Alcohol
A new bar in Iowa offers cocktails, karaoke and pizza, but one common bar feature is absent from the business: alcohol. Unimpaired, which opened its doors this month in Iowa City, is aimed at giving people a place to play games and socialize without the pressure to consume alcohol. Co-founder Amber Haines said the business set its sights on Iowa City after opening its first location in Davenport last year. “I am four years sober; I don’t drink, I still like to go out and socialize. I still like to dance, and sing karaoke, believe it or not. Sober karaoke,” Haines told KCRG-TV. “So, I just thought, why couldn’t there be a place like this? Especially around a college so we can be there for the 18 to 21-year-old crowd.” The bar is partnering with the University of Iowa to offer events for students in an alcohol-free environment.
*********So far… no one has come in!! But it’s still a good idea!!
******Sober karaoke must be unbearable!!!
Water Well Full Of Snakes
A utility worker doing maintenance on a faulty water well in Iowa raised a pipe from the well and discovered it was covered in more than a half dozen snakes. Latimer-based Mort’s Water Company said the worker pulled the pipe up from the malfunctioning well earlier this month and was greeted by 8-9 bull snakes slithering on the structure. The company said in a Facebook post the snakes had apparently slithered into the well “through the top of a poorly sealed well casing.” Mort’s Water Company said the snakes were a surprising sight, but they were not the cause of the well’s issue. The problem turned out to be a pump and motor in need of repair, the business said. Bull snakes can grow up to 6 feet long, but they are non-venomous and not considered to be a threat to humans. See the pic HERE.
********It had to be snakes!!!
****Bull snakes are cool… but cow snakes?? That’s an udder thing!!!
******This is why we never reach our hand into a dark place!!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
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A LIST FOR FRIDAY
Things You Didn’t Learn In School That Are Costing You Thousands/Year
The Penny Hoarder
- Grow Your Money 16x Faster — Without Risking Any of It
Here’s a simple lesson we’ll expand on: You’ve probably heard one of the best ways to grow your money is to stick it in a savings account and leave it there for, well, ever. But that’s not always the best strategy.
If you’re just looking for a place to safely stash it away — but still earn money — under your mattress or in a safe will get you nothing. And a typical savings account won’t do you much better. (Ahem, 0.06% is nothing these days.)
But a debit card called Aspiration lets you earn up to 5% cash back and up to 16 times the average interest on the money in your account.
Not too shabby!
Enter your email address here to get a free Aspiration Spend and Save account. After you confirm your email, securely link your bank account so they can start helping you get extra cash. Your money is FDIC
insured, and they use a military-grade encryption, which is nerd talk for “this is totally safe.”
- See if You’re Wasting Money on Home Insurance
If you’re a homeowner, you probably have home insurance, but you hardly ever think about it. That’s good — it means you haven’t needed to use it. But it also means you don’t know if you’re being overcharged for it.
It’s easy to find out, though. To see if you’re overpaying for your policy, check out a website called SmartFinancial. It’s a digital marketplace where you can get quotes and compare rates to make sure you’re getting the best price.
Homeowners can save hundreds of dollars when they switch home insurance companies this way. It takes just two minutes to get quotes from multiple insurers, so you can see all your options side-by-side. Get started here.
- Spend $1 to Own a Piece of Amazon, Google or Other Companies
Here’s something to study: Take a look at the Forbes Richest People list, and you’ll notice almost all the billionaires have one thing in common — they own a company.
But if you work for a living and don’t happen to have millions of dollars lying around, that can sound totally out of reach.
That’s why a lot of people use automated micro-investing apps like Stash. It lets you be a part of something that’s normally exclusive to the richest of the rich — buying pieces of other companies for as little as $1.*
That’s right — you can invest in pieces of well-known companies, such as Amazon, Google or Apple, for as little as $1. The best part? When these companies profit, so can you. Some companies even send you a check every quarter for your share of the profits, called dividends.
It takes two minutes to sign up, plus Stash will give you a $5 sign-up bonus once you deposit $5 into your account. Subscription plans start at $1 a month.**
- Knock Up To $715/Year Off Your Car Insurance in Minutes
When was the last time you compared car insurance rates? Chances are you’re seriously overpaying with your current policy.
If it’s been more than six months since your last car insurance quote, you should look again.
And if you look through a digital marketplace called SmartFinancial, you could be getting rates as low as $22 a month — and saving yourself more than $700 a year.
It takes one minute to get quotes from multiple insurers, so you can see all the best rates side-by-side. Yep — in just one minute you could save yourself $715 this year. That’s some major cash back in your pocket.
So if you haven’t checked car insurance rates in a while, see how much you can save with a new policy.
- Secure Up to $1 Million in Life Insurance; Rates Start at Just $16/Month
Have you thought about how your family would manage without your income after you’re gone? How will they pay the bills? Send the kids through school? Now’s a good time to start planning for the future by looking into a term life insurance policy.
You’re probably thinking: I don’t have the time or money for that.
But here’s a lesson for the long term: Your application can take minutes — and you could leave your family up to $1 million with a company called Bestow.
Rates start at just $16 a month. The peace of mind knowing your family is taken care of is priceless.
If you’re under the age of 54 and want to get a fast life insurance quote without a medical exam or even getting up from the couch, get a free quote from Bestow.
- Earn Cash While Watching Cooking Videos Online
We remember watching a lot of videos in school. The teacher would turn on a video to buy time to grade papers while we watched it. But what if we told you that you could get paid to watch videos on your computer?
It’s too good to be true, right?
But we’re serious. A website called InboxDollars will pay you to watch short video clips online. One minute you might watch someone bake brownies and the next you might get the latest updates on Kardashian drama.
All you have to do is choose which videos you want to watch and answer a few quick questions about them afterward.
No, InboxDollars won’t replace your full-time job, but it’s something easy you can do while you’re already on the couch tonight wasting time on your phone.
Unlike other sites, InboxDollars pays you in cash — no points or gift cards. It’s already paid its users more than $56 million.
It takes about one minute to sign up, and you’ll immediately get a $5 bonus to get you started.
- You Don’t Have to Pay Your Credit Card Bill This Month
If you have credit card debt, you know. The anxiety, the interest rates, the fear you’re never going to escape…
And the truth is, your credit card company doesn’t really care. It’s just getting rich by ripping you off with high interest rates. But a website called AmOne wants to help.
If you owe your credit card companies $50,000 or less, AmOne will match you with a low-interest loan you can use to pay off every single one of your balances.
The benefit? You’ll be left with one bill to pay each month. And because personal loans have lower interest rates (AmOne rates start at 3.99% APR), you’ll get out of debt that much faster. Plus: No credit card payment this month.
AmOne keeps your information confidential and secure, which is probably why after 20 years in business, it still has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
It takes two minutes to see if you qualify for up to $50,000 online. You do need to give AmOne a real phone number in order to qualify, but don’t worry — they won’t spam you with phone calls.
Not in the Classroom Anymore
We’re way past trigonometry here, and you’re definitely not in the classroom anymore. So, how much money could you save yourself by employing these strategies? It’s hard to say. It ultimately depends on how hard you go.
But between the cash-back, investment earnings, other savings, and cheaper deals on car and home insurance, you should be able to see a big difference in your bottom line this year.
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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