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Born on this day!! Actor Paul Hogan is 82. Singer Fred Cash of The Impressions is 81. Actor-comedian Chevy Chase is 78. Author R.L. Stine (“Goosebumps”) is 78. Country singer Susan Raye is 77. TV personality Sarah Purcell (“Real People”) is 73. Singer Airrion Love of The Stylistics is 72. Actor Sigourney Weaver is 72. Singer Robert “Kool” Bell of Kool and the Gang is 71. Singer-guitarist Ricky Lee Phelps (Brothers Phelps, Kentucky Headhunters) is 68. Actor Michael Dudikoff (“American Ninja”) is 67. Comedian Darrell Hammond (“Saturday Night Live”) is 66. Actor Stephanie Zimbalist (“Remington Steele”) is 65. Actor Kim Wayans (“In The House,” ″In Living Color”) is 60. Singer Steve Perry of Cherry Poppin’ Daddies is 58. Actor Ian Hart (TV’s “Dirt”) is 57. Singer CeCe Winans is 57. Bassist C.J. Ramone of The Ramones is 56. Actor Karyn Parsons (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) is 55. Singer Teddy Riley is 55. Actor Emily Procter (“CSI: Miami”) is 53. Actor Dylan Neal (“Blood Ties,” ″Sabrina, The Teenage Witch”) is 52. Actor-screenwriter Matt Damon is 51. Actor Martin Henderson (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 47. Actor Kristanna Loken (“The L Word,” “Burn Notice”) is 42. Singer Byron Reeder of Mista is 42. Singer Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and the Tantrums is 42. Actor Nick Cannon is 41. Actor J.R. Ramirez (TV’s “Manifest”) is 41. Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars is 36. Actor Angus T. Jones (“Two and a Half Men”) is 28. Actor Molly Quinn (“Castle”) is 28. Actor Bella Thorne (TV’s “Shake It Up,” film “Midnight Sun”) is 24.


1871 – The Great Fire of Chicago started. That same day in Peshtigo, Wis., the worst forest fire in U.S. history also began.
1869 – The 14th president of the United States, Franklin Pierce, died in Concord, N.H.
1934 – Bruno Hauptmannn was indicted for the murder of Charles Lindbergh’s baby.
1945 – President Harry Truman announced the U.S. would share the secret of the atomic bomb only with Great Britain and Canada.
1956 – Don Larsen of the New York Yankees pitched the first and only perfect game in a World Series.
2004 – Martha Stewart began her prison sentence at Alderson Federal Prison Camp.
2005 – A 7.6 magnitude earthquake centered in the Pakistani-controlled part of the Kashmir region killed more than 80,000 and injured 65,000.

Today Is: Alvin C. York Day, National Family Bowling Day, National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, National Pierogy Day, National Salmon Day, World Egg Day, World Octopus 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 –  Shark Tank  /  10:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Nancy Drew /  9:00 – Penn and Teller

TV Talk Shows

Stephen Colbert: Brian Cox, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, J. Smith-Cameron
James Corden: Lil Rel Howery, Billie Piper (R 8/31/21)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Ben & Collin Johns
The Real: Soleil Moon Frye
Drew Barrymore: Gloria Estefan, Lili Estefan, Emily Estefan, Lisa Ling

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

QUESTION: This FLORIDA MAN is deaf. So… why was he arrested? He threatened to kill a neighbor in the trailer park… USING SIGN LANGUAGE!! WTH????


QUESTION: Ever had a “text ex,” an ex who WON’T STOP TEXTING? Check out these text exchanges, as people try to get the point across: STOP! IT’S OVER!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Why have good sex… when you can have GOOP SEX? Gwyneth Paltrow debuts a Netflix show that follows couples “Gooping” their way to satisfaction!!


QUESTION: Does SHE look like Princess Di?? Elisabeth Debicki transforms for Season FIVE of the “The Crown,” with two child actors playing Harry and Wills!!!!!! 
Art imitating life: Elizabeth wore an almost identical outfit to the real Diana for the scene

QUESTION: What does Adele think about the women who are criticizing her WEIGHT LOSS??? In the new issue of “Vogue,” she says “I’M F-ING DISAPPOINTED!!!!!”

Anderson Cooper Loses It With William Shatner

CNN’s Anderson Cooper at times struggled to keep a straight face while interviewing William Shatner about his upcoming trip to space.  Cooper repeatedly cracked up as Shatner peppered their conversation about his seat on the next mission from Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin with jokes and sarcastic zingers.  Shatner, aka Captain Kirk on “Star Trek,” joked about being “ravaged by time,” ribbed Cooper about the sci-fi show being “all pretend” and busted out some innuendoes about the phallic shape of the Blue Origin rocket.  “We’re inseminating the space program,” Shatner quipped. “It certainly does look … when they say insertion, do they really mean insertion?”  Shatner talked about pressing his nose “against the plastic window” on the flight, saying he didn’t want to see “somebody else out there looking back at me.”  And when asked about his training, Shatner deadpanned that he was “running miles and miles” and “taking deep breaths, the best training is to fill my lungs and let the air go out.”  See the interview HERE. (3:30 for the good stuff)
*********It IS funny when you’re going into space in a giant penis!!
*****Let’s just hope the mission doesn’t “peter out!”
*****Are they taking off from the “Johnson Space Center???”
*****Anderson loves this kind of talk. His love life is “Members Only!!!”

Romy and Michelle Musical In The Works

A developmental workshop for Romy and Michele: The Musical, based on the beloved 1997 movie, is being staged in New York City on Oct. 14 and 15th.  The film’s screenwriter, Robin Schiff, penned the production, which features a new 1980s and ’90s-inspired pop music score by Gwendolyn Sanford and Brandon Jay, the show’s representatives said in a press release Wednesday.  Kristin Hanggi — whose credits include Broadway’s Rock of Ages — is directing the project.  “For most of us, the idea of reliving high school is nothing short of a nightmare. That’s why if we ever do return, even for just one night, it has to be in style. When Romy and Michele are invited to their 10-year reunion, they hatch an outrageous scheme to re-invent themselves and impress their former classmates,” a synopsis said.  The film, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, starred Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow as the title characters. The cast also included Alan Cumming, Janeane Garofalo and Justin Theroux.
********Sounds great… but are there any ORIGINAL ideas for musicals?? Everything seems to be based on movies and TV shows!!

Dave Chappelle Under Fire for Transgender Comments

Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special is facing cancellation after repeated calls have been made to pull it.  The comedian landed in hot water on Tuesday, when his sixth installment in his Netflix deal, “The Closer,” debuted. In it, Chappelle seemingly spoke out in support of author J.K. Rowling, who came under fire in 2019 when she argued publicly that transgender women are essentially a threat to the gender identity of biological women. Rowling was labeled a “TERF,” which stands for “trans-exclusionary radical feminist,” essentially a term for people who call themselves feminists while still being transphobic.  “They canceled J.K. Rowling – my God,” Chappelle says in his special. “Effectively, she said gender was a fact, the trans community got mad as (expletive), they started calling her a TERF.”  “I’m Team TERF. I agree. I agree, man. Gender is a fact,” Chappelle added (via USA Today).  Among the several critics who took issue with Chappelle’s comments was one of Netflix’s own. Jaclyn Moore, who is an executive producer and showrunner of “Dear White People,” tweeted that the special made her cry. She also vowed to no longer work with the streamer until Netflix puts an end to the inclusion of transphobic comments in its programming. “I told the story of my transition for @netflix and @most’s Pride week. It’s a network that’s been my home on @DearWhitePeople. I’ve loved working there. I will not work with them as long as they continue to put out and profit from blatantly and dangerously transphobic content. I love so many of the people I’ve worked with at Netflix. Brilliant people and executives who have been collaborative and fought for important art… But I’ve been thrown against walls because, “I’m not a ‘real’ woman.” I’ve had beer bottles thrown at me. So, @Netflix, I’m done,” Moore tweeted.
********It must be nice to be able to NOT WORK with people who hurt your feelings. We would have been out of here long time ago!!
******Maybe Jaclyn has “trans fragility??” (We wouldn’t use that one)
*****This is a picture of Dave not caring:
Dave Chappelle - IMDb

Cheryl Burke Set To Return To DWTS

Cheryl Burke can finally return to the “Dancing With the Stars” ballroom!  She shared the exciting news via social media late Wednesday that she has been cleared to return to set after testing positive for COVID-19 last month.  “I have been officially cleared,” Burke exclaimed. “I am back to normal. No more quarantine for me.”  Burke said that her dance partner, Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby, hasn’t officially been cleared, but teased that he should be good to go come Monday.  “Unfortunately, Cody is still in quarantine,” Burke shared. “But he will be back in Los Angeles starting Friday, which means we can technically dance on both Monday and Tuesday.”  She added, “You will see us both back in the ballroom. We’ve got lots of work to do.”  Burke thanked her and Rigsby’s fans for their all support and votes before signing off.  “Dancing With the Stars” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
*********Wait… they haven’t been on?? We didn’t notice!!!

Phone Number Edited Out Of The Squid Game

Netflix has said it will edit scenes featuring a phone number in the smash hit show “Squid Game” after a woman in South Korea said she was inundated with thousands of calls and texts.  Kim Gil-young runs a dessert shop in Seongju county and has been using the number for 16 years.  When “Squid Game” was first released, Kim said she was receiving thousands of calls per day. In the past few days, she has been getting hundreds of calls and texts, she said.  This is seriously disrupting her life, she said, explaining that she is now taking medicine to calm her nerves after a doctor diagnosed her with acute stress disorder.  “I cannot focus because unknown numbers are repeatedly calling me,” she told CNN.  “Together with the production company, we are working to resolve this matter, including editing scenes with phone numbers where necessary,” said the company in a statement to CNN.
GREAT TOPIC: Do you have a phone number that’s close to a business or celebrity??
*******This happened in the 80s when Tommy Tutone sang “867-5309/Jenny!!!”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Christina Haack Flips For Joshua Hall-(National Enquirer)

Fingers crossed third time’s the charm for Christina Haack!  The twice divorced “Flip or Flop” star, 38, confirmed on Instagram that she’s engaged to real estate agent Joshua Hall, posting several photos of her blingy five-carat engagement ring.  The “Christina on the Coast” cutie has two children with ex Tarek El Moussa, her “Flip or Flop” co-star, and a son with ex Ant Anstead.

Orlando Bloom’s Shark Encounter-(Globe)

Cue the “Jaws” soundtrack.  Paddleboarding “Pirates of the Caribbean” headliner Orlando Bloom literally started paddling like his life depended on it, realizing a looming great white shark was eyeballing him for a meal.  Shiver me timbers!  “When fear becomes your friend,” writes the 44-year-old, who played heroic “Lord of the Rings” elf Legolas.  He shared a clip of the sea monster lurking alongside him in the water.  “In the end, the real stars of the sea are the sharks,” remarks the dude who shot video, who notes “But having Legolas himself nearby…..that’s pretty cool!”  Agreed!

Harry & Meghan:  Take NYC-(Us Weekly)

A source says why the duo’s recent trip raised eyebrows.  It was the public-facing trip that the usually isolated Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were so desperate for-a glamorous visit to NYC to mingle with politicians, socialize with pals and speak to the crowd at the Global Citizen Live festival.  But when it was reported the entire visit was filmed for an upcoming Netflix project, some wondered if it was all an act. ?

Jason Friend Zoned by Keely-(Star)

Just like AFC Richmond, Jason Sudeikis has been relegated.  The Ted Lasso actor, 45, was put back in the friend zone by costar Keeley Hazell, 34, a source says.  “Jason was warned from the get-go that Keeley is more interested in a fling than a serious relationship, but he didn’t listen,” says the source.  “They hooked up, he fell for her hard, and then she had to let him down gently.”

Camila Whips Leo Into Shape-(Life & Style)

You sweat, I sweat!  Leonardo Di Caprio’s model girlfriend Camila Morrone put him on a strict diet and fitness regime after he started packing on the pounds this summer, shares a source.  “Leo’s boxing four times a week, lifting weights daily and attending private Pilates Reformer classes with Camia when he can,” says the source.  While Camila, 24, had to “practically drag” Leo, 46, to the gym at first, snickers the source, now that he’s begun to see results, “he’s feeling good and looking great.”

Jason Derulo & Jena Frumes:  It’s Over-(People)

“Jena and I have decided to part ways,” the “Savage Love” singer, 32, tweeted on Sept. 23, four months after they welcomed son Jason King.  Derulo and the model, 28, dated for 18 months.

Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“The new James Bond movie is just Daniel Craig frantically running errands, saying, ‘Sorry, I would die, but I simply don’t have the time!’”-Conan O’Brien

“More than half the Emmys went to non-Americans.  Even Ted Lasso had to move to London to win an Emmy!”-Jimmy Kimmel.

“The Space Force uniforms were just introduced today.  No word yet on when they’ll be getting sued by Battlestar Galactica.”-James Corden.



Cliff Rescue Ends Up Being A Mannequin

Firefighters called to a California beach to conduct a cliff rescue arrived to find the reported person clinging to the rocks actually was a mannequin from a movie shoot.  The Santa Barbara County Fire Department said witnesses at Hope Ranch Beach called 911 to report a woman appeared to be stranded on the side of the cliff without proper climbing gear.  Firefighters arrived with trucks, drones and utility vehicles, but the would-be rescuers soon discovered the “woman” was actually “a mannequin from movie shoot days earlier,” the department tweeted.  The department said the witnesses did the right thing by calling 911.  “Better to call than not,” the tweet said.  See the pic HERE.
******That mannequin was out for a romantic evening!! The boyfriend just left her there!!
*****This must have been a cheap movie!! Usually they hire stunt people!!

Free Boat!

Authorities in Wisconsin are reminding residents to dispose of unwanted boats properly after a vessel was abandoned on a highway with “free” painted on the side.  The Wisconsin State Patrol said in a Facebook post that troopers responded to a call for service in Washington County and discovered someone had abandoned a boat on Highway 33.  The boat had “free” painted on the side.  “Disclaimer — this is not the proper method for disposing a boat,” the post said.  The post said troopers are frequently confronted with baffling sights while patrolling highways.  “We cover thousands of road miles every year, running across a variety of unusual things alongside the roadway,” the WSP said.  See the post HERE.
********Hang on a minute… what kind of boat IS it??? Maybe we want it!!
TOPIC: Weirdest thing YOU’VE seen on the side of the road!!

Runaway Zebras

A pair of zebras escaped from an indoor zoo at an Illinois pumpkin farm and led workers, zookeepers and police on a nearly two-hour chase.  Jacob Goebbert, an employee at Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard in Pingree Grove, said the two zebras, a male and a female, escaped from their pen at the farm’s indoor zoo and left the building through the rear doors.  Goebbert said the farm does not own the zebras, explaining the zoo’s animals are provided by another business.  Farmworkers and zookeepers set out to capture the zebras, and Kane County sheriff’s deputies joined in the chase after receiving a call about loose zebras on Route 47.  At least one driver on the road captured video of the loose animals and posted the footage to TikTok.  The zebras were captured uninjured.  See the video HERE.
*******Those are NOT racing stripes!!
******They look like four-legged referees!!!
*******The horses were thinking, “Nice threads!!!”

Old Florida Man Arrested For Fighting

A 90-year-old Florida man was arrested after punching a neighbor in the face — twice — because the old-timer was upset about someone being on his lawn, police say.  According to the cops, when they questioned nonagenarian Thomas Conrad about the dispute, he told them to “Get the f–k out of my house.”  The incident happened Saturday in the Orlando suburb of Sorrento, Fla., according to a police report posted to the Smoking Gun. Conrad was allegedly irritated that a worker cutting his neighbor’s lawn was not respecting their shared property line. That neighbor, Jack Henson, claimed he calmly asked Conrad several times to stop harassing his gardener.  That allegedly further upset Conrad, who began shouting “vulgar obscenities” and told Henson, 46, “I should punch you.”  Henson said “Go ahead,” but warned his neighbor, who’s nearly twice his age, that if he started throwing haymakers, the police would be called. Conrad is accused of then landing two punches on the left side of Henson’s face and returning to his home, causing the alleged victim to make good on his warning too.  When police arrived, the alleged assailant’s 89-year-old wife told them her husband was lying down and didn’t want to talk to them. Once convinced to speak to authorities, cops say Conrad argued he struck his neighbor because Hanson told him he could. Trying to illustrated a point, officers say they asked Conrad what he would have done if Henson said he could go ahead and shoot him.
*****The guy’s 90.. and he’s still got it!!!
*******If he punched a Millennial, he’d kill him!!
*****They call it that “old man strength!!”
*****He’s the same age as Clint Eastwood!! Maybe he just saw Clint’s new movie, “Cry Macho!!”








5 Sneaky Signs Your Kid Is Struggling Being Back In School

Huffington Post


  1. They’re avoiding tasks

Avoiding schoolwork or school-related activities can definitely be a clue that your child is having a hard time adjusting.

Rebecca Jackson, vice president of programs and outcomes and a cognitive specialist with Brain Balance Achievement Center, put it this way: “I’m not good at softball, so if you ask me to go play softball this weekend, I’m going to tell you I’m busy.”

Likewise, a kid who is struggling to keep up in math is unlikely to want to sit down and do math homework.  “Task avoidance behaviors can really clue you into where kids need a little more help and support,” Jackson said.

Keep in mind, that avoidance can manifest itself in different ways, depending on kids’ ages. Younger kids might have tantrums or meltdowns when they’re supposed to be doing something they don’t want to. Older children might just kind of shut down emotionally or procrastinate, Jackson said.


  1. They’re totally unwilling to talk about school

Kids aren’t always great communicators about what’s going on at school, especially if you throw a generic “how was school today?” their way right at pick-up.

But if you find that you’re totally unable to get your child to open up about what is happening at school, that’s a potential red flag.  It’s really important to know your child’s communication style, Jackson said. She finds, for example, that her own kids open up to her more over a game of catch or around bedtime. Try out different prompts like: “Tell me about the best part of your day.”

That said, if you’re trying lots of different strategies to get your child to talk to you and they’re simply not, it’s worth checking in with their teacher.


  1. They’re grumpy or clingy

Grumpiness in children can be a sign of anxiety, and it can manifest itself in different ways, depending on where kids are developmentally. Older kids might act out, yell, or be unusually defiant. Younger kids might have tantrums or seem whinier than usual.

Clinginess has also been an ongoing issue throughout the pandemic — and it’s definitely something to look out for now.  Kids tend to cling because they’re looking to feel safe and especially when their routines are off, as they have been throughout the pandemic. But at this point in the school year, many children should really be settling into new routines that give them a sense of comfort and stability — even with COVID-related disruptions. So, if you find they’re still clinging more than you expected, bring it up with their teacher or their pediatrician.


  1. Their daily routine still seems reallychallenging

First and foremost: Don’t expect perfection or anything like it. Morning routines will not always be smooth. Kids might need to be prompted 400 times before they do something — and that’s OK.

“Transition and change take executive function,” explained Jackson, referring to the set of skills, like self-control and time management, that help all of us manage daily tasks. “The older and more mature we are, the better we are able to handle stress and change.” A preschooler might take more time to adjust to a new back-to-school routine than, say, a 12-year-old.

Still, by the end of that first month, most kids really should be getting into their groove, Jackson said. So, if you’re finding that morning transitions are still really, really difficult, for example, or that your older child still is just not getting the hang of doing homework at all, it’s worth tuning into how they’re doing overall.


  1. You’re noticing the same issues from last year

Parents have a tendency to be hopeful as their child heads into a new school year, Jackson said — which is lovely, in many ways. We parents are optimistic that any issues that came up last year might resolve pretty organically by being in a new classroom setting, or working with a new teacher (or teachers) who can really help our children work through roadblocks and progress. But if you’re noticing that any of your lingering concerns from the year before seem to be cropping up again this year — say, your child doesn’t seem very engaged, or you get the sense that they’re needing more redirection than their classmates — don’t sit on it, Jackson said.

“If you were worried last year that your child was falling behind, worried about them socially, worried about attention and focus, keep that top of mind,” Jackson advised.  While many parents take a wait-and-see approach, school has been back in session long enough now that it’s time to start addressing any of those lingering concerns head-on.

Ask your child how they’re doing. Talk to their teacher. Check in with their pediatrician about any specific concerns you might have. Don’t underestimate how much change children have coped with over the past year-plus, so they might simply need a bit of extra support.


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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