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Born on this day!! Singer Sonny Turner of The Platters is 82. News anchor Lou Dobbs is 76. Singer Phyllis ″Jiggs” Allbut Sirico of The Angels is 79. Actor Gordon Clapp (“NYPD Blue”) is 73. Actor Harriet Walter (“The Crown”) is 71. Actor Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules: Legendary Journeys”) is 63. Singer Cedric Dent (Take 6) is 59. Actor-writer Nia Vardalos (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) is 59. Drummer Shawn Crahan of Slipknot is 52. Drummer Marty Mitchell (Ricochet) is 52. Singer-guitarist Marty Cintron of No Mercy is 50. Guitarist Juan DeVevo of Casting Crowns is 46. Actor Ian Bohen (“Yellowstone,” TV’s “Teen Wolf”) is 45. Actor Spencer Treat Clark (“Animal Kingdom”) is 34. Actor Grey Damon (“Station 19”) is 34. Actor Kyle Sullivan (“Malcolm in the Middle”) is 33. Actor Ben Platt is 28.


1789 – Congress passed the First Judiciary Act which provided for a U.S. attorney general and the Supreme Court.
1957 – The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field.
1960 – The Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched.
1969 – The trial of the “Chicago Eight,” radical antiwar and counterculture activists accused of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic convention, began.
1991 – Children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, died at age 87.
1996 – The United States and the world’s other major nuclear powers signed a treaty to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.

Today Is: Bluebird of Happiness Day, Hug A Vegetarian Day, National Brave Day, National Familial Hypercholesterolemia Day, Native American Day, Punctuation Day, Robin Hood Day, Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving, Support Purple for Platelets Day, Vegan Baking Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Big Brother  /  9:00 – Secret Celebrity Renovation  /  10:00 – Blue Bloods
NBC – 8:00  – Ordinary Joe  /  10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 –  The Wonder Years  /  8:30 – Home Economics  /  9:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Friday Night Smackdown
CW – 8:00 –  Dynasty /  9:00 – Dynasty

TV Talk Shows

The Talk: Phil Dunster
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Liza Koshy, Monica Mangin
Ellen DeGeneres: Guest host Arsenio Hall
The Real: Charlamagne Tha God
Kelly Clarkson: Big Boy, Whitney Cummings, Jonathan & Drew Scott, Andrea Pitter, Chris Martin

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

QUESTION: Wondering whatever happened to LINDA EVANGELISTA?? She’s suing CoolSculpting over a botched procedure that left her “UNRECOGNIZABLE!!!”


QUESTION: Is this a mask that should be LEFT ON? TMZ says that there may be a KARDASHIAN on the new season of “The Masked Singer!!” (Check the butt)


QUESTION: Where IS he and WHAT does he know??? The FBI issues a federal arrest warrant for BRIAN LAUNDRIE, wanted for the death of Gabby Petito!!!!!!


QUESTION: If a gorilla’s in the ZOO, can he still go DOWNTOWN? This one did, as he pleasured his partner, prompting parents to cover their kids’ eyes and RUN!!!!
The unexpected incident triggered howls of laughter from families in the enclosure, many of whom had children with them

QUESTION: Do you really care whether JESSICA RABBIT is “relevant??” If you say “yes,” you’ll love her Disney makeover!! But a lot fans are NOT happy!!!!!!!!!
An announcement regarding the ride's renovations.

Tiger King Sequel On The Way!

Tiger King 2, a sequel to the popular docuseries Tiger King, is in the works at Netflix.  They shared the news Thursday alongside a teaser for its slate of new true crime shows.  Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, a docuseries about former exotic animal park owner and convicted felon Joe Exotic, premiered on Netflix in March 2020. Deadline said the sequel will be released this year.  Eric Goode and Rebecca Chaiklin will return as directors and executive producers on Tiger King 2, with Chris Smith and Fisher Stevens to also serve as executive producers.  Exotic, born Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was sentenced to 264 months in prison in January 2020 after a court found him guilty of 21 charges, most stemming from wildlife charges concerning his care for the big cats he held in captivity.  Two of the charges were in connection to his murder-for-hire plot to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin, who also appeared on Tiger King.  See the tease HERE.
********Yeah, but SHE was the one with the meat grinder!!
******There have been some changes in prison… Joe is now the Tiger QUEEN!!
******The sequel is new and improved!! Most of the people have teeth!!
*****Surprise!! The new series is hosted by Carole’s “dead” husband!!

Harry and Meghan Visit NYC

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kicked off a joint trip to New York with a visit Thursday to the One World Trade Center. They met with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul at One World Observatory in Manhattan.  Harry wore a navy suit and tie, while Markle sported a navy coat over a black top and pants.  When asked about her return to New York, Markle said, “It’s wonderful to be back, thank you.”  The outing marked Harry and Markle’s first major public, in-person appearance since their move to the United States in March 2020 and the birth of their second child, daughter Lilibet, in June.  The couple are visiting New York to attend the Global Citizen Live event Saturday in Central Park. They joined the lineup “to continue their work with world leaders in pursuit of global vaccine equity.”  Global Citizen Live is a 24-hour virtual event featuring performances on six continents. The concert, featuring Stevie Wonder, Demi Lovato, Kylie Minogue, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez, Ed Sheeran and other artists, will stream Saturday on ABC, BBC, FX, YouTube, Hulu, iHeartRadio and other networks and streaming services.
*******Harry’s excited… she allowed him to bring his manhood along!!!
********Meghan said, “If having my ass kissed by a bunch of people helps the world, I guess I’ll do it!!”
*******It takes a lot of private jets to save mankind!!!

Rachael Ray Has More Bad Luck At Home

Rachael Ray revealed that one year after her upstate New York house burned down in a fire, her New York City apartment flooded because of Hurricane Ida.  “Ida took it out. And I mean, out. Down hard,” Ray told People magazine. “Like, literally every speaker in the ceiling, the fireplace, every seam in the wall… It was like the apartment just literally melted, like in ‘Wicked’ or something.”  She said she and her husband, John Cusimano, had just finished renovations on the NYC pad. After a remediation team came in, even more damage was done.  “They put up their fans and their humidifiers. And then, they make a hole in the wall and break the main water pipe and flood the entire building down to the first floor, from our apartment on the sixth floor.” Ray said. “Tell me you would not feel like a kicked can.”  Last August, her Lake Luzerne home went up in flames due to a chimney fire. She had the house for 15 years and lost many special belongings such as cookbooks and photo albums.
*********One thing that might help: she could try wearing some makeup!! (At least she’d LOOK better!!)
*****Her nickname in high school was NOT “lucky!!”
********Last week, she had a grease fire in her bra!!!!

Prince Harry Imitates The Queen

Prince Harry impersonated his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II in a heartfelt moment in a BBC documentary about her late husband, Prince Philip.  While discussing his grandfather’s love of flying in the BBC’s “Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers,” which aired Wednesday, he imagined what the Queen, 95, would’ve been saying while aboard a plane when the Duke of Edinburgh was acting as the pilot. “He was doing all the flying himself, or certainly chunks of it. When you’re flying, you don’t get an easy pass just for being the Duke of Edinburgh. You very much have to put in the work and prove your skill,” the Duke of Sussex recalled in a clip published by the Daily Mail.  “But also he had an amazing privilege to get behind the controls and fly aircraft all around the world. I can just imagine my grandmother sitting in the back of a plane, having a cup of tea, going through turbulence and going, ‘Oh, Philip! What are you doing?’”  Harry also discussed missing his grandfather’s sense of humor but added that he yearns for Philip because of the Queen.  “I miss him more for my grandmother because I know how incredibly strong she was with him there. I also know she will be OK without him,” he said of Philip, who died in April at age 99. “The two of them together were just the most adorable couple. To me, knowing the cheekiness of him and knowing that behind what the world sees you have two individuals who were very much in love and both, from a very young age, have dedicated their life to service … that is an incredible bond between two people.”
********And that’s why he had to stab her in the back!!!
*******Harry has a similar relationship with Meghan… she’s the boss!!!
********Don’t keep us guessing: were the Queen and Phillip in the “Mile High Club???”

Mick Jagger Opens Up About Charlie Watts

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts died at age 80 on Aug. 24. But his talent, dedication and drive live on in the memories of his bandmates.  Watts’ “quiet guy” composure and thoughtful artistry were the backbone — or, rather, the heartbeat — of the group, according to Mick Jagger.  “He held the band together for so long, musically, because he was the rock the rest of it was built around,” Jagger said in a joint Variety interview — the band’s first since Watts’ passing — with guitarists Keith Richards, 77, and Ron Wood, 74. “The thing he brought was this beautiful sense of swing and swerve that most bands wish they could have.  “It’s a huge loss to us all,” Jagger added. “It’s all very, very hard.”  In the weeks before his death, an ailing Watts announced that he would not be joining the group on their No Filter North American tour, which kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 26, in St. Louis, Missouri. At that time he asked music industry veteran and longtime friend Steve Jordan to fill his shoes.
********Right now, Charlie is in R&R Heaven jamming with David Bowie and Elvis!!!
********We’re trying to remember whether we ever saw Charlie Watts smile!!
********Meanwhile, Keith Richards??? Still alive!!!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Madonna Kicks Up Her Heels!-(National Enquirer)

Madonna’s mug looks years younger thanks to nip/tucks, according to pals.  But the Queen of Pop still has the tootsies of a 63-year-old-and when her dogs start barking, she insists on pampering them!  The “Vogue” singer also canceled a string of concerts last year for what was believed to be a torn ligament and bad knee, which reportedly added to her aches and pains.  When Madonna was spotted recently, she was filming in the middle of Times Square at 3 a.m. and sporting a platinum wig, trench coat and super high heels.  The minute the camera stopped rolling, an assistant bent down and replaced Madonna’s killer heels with a pair of super comfy slippers!

Clooney Marriage Melting Again!-(Globe)

Restless George Clooney’s wanderlust has long-suffering wife Amal in a tizzy and is creating a new marriage crisis, sources claim.  The 60-year-old, who won best supporting actor Oscar in 2005’s “Syriana,” is looking to add to his growing property empire by putting down roots in Portugal-despite his lawyer wife’s objections, sources reveal.  Amal, 43, wants a less nomadic lifestyle and is happy to stay put more in the U.S. with their four-year-old twins.  Spies dish gorgeous George has also been eyeing cushy joints in the south of France to add to sprawling pads he’s already snapped up in England and Italy!

Harry & Olivia:  Support System-(Us Weekly)

Olivia Wilde is a huge fan of her boyfriend, Harry Styles-in more ways than one!  On Sept. 4, the actress, 37, was in the audience as Styles, 27, kicked off his new tour in Las Vegas.  “She was very happy for Harry and cheered him on,” an eyewitness says, noting that Wilde was “hardcore dancing” the whole time.  “They left the arena together after the show.”

More Keeping It Real-(Star)

Lady Gaga As Patrizia Reggiani

Fashion fail!  The Italian socialite, who hired a hitman to off her fashion mogul ex-husband Maurizio Gucci in 1995, was not impressed when the “Poker Face” singer was cast to play her in the just-wrapped House of Gucci.  Reggiani said she was “rather annoyed” that Gaga was playing her “without having the consideration and sensibility to come and meet” her first.  Critic’s take:  Using her full name, Jezebel  mocked the Italian-American’s over-the-top emoting when the trailer was released in July.  “At times, Ms. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta sounds Russian?”

Romance Report Card-(Life & Style)


Jennifer Lawrence-

Oh, baby!  On Sept. 8, a rep for the mother! star confirmed that she and art gallery director Cooke Maroney are expecting their first child.  The parents-to-be tied the knot in 2019.



Aaron Rodgers-

“I think it’s going to be a good thing,” the Green Day Packers quarterback says of spending time apart from fiancée Shailene Woodley while she films several projects in LA.  Ouch!


More Babies-(People)

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, 42, welcomed her third baby, son Aidan James, with her husband, actor Brian Hallisay, 42.  The two also share daughter Autumn James, 7, and son Atticus James.

Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“Marvel’s new movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, crushed Labor Day records with a $90 million box office debut.  Right now the only people close to having 10 rings are Tom Brady and every uncle in New Jersey.”-Jimmy Fallon.

“Kim Kardashian wore a wedding dress and seemingly remarried Kanye West at a Donda event.  Let’s face it, these people don’t have lives, they have ‘continued next weeks.’”-Paul Lander.

“In New York, Hurricane Ida dumped a record 3.15 inches of rain in just one hour.  Over at Newark Airport, flights were delayed and the baggage room was flooded.  So, a pretty good day at Newark Airport.”-Stephen Colbert.



Confused Kangaroo Rescued

A pair of Australian men came to the rescue of a confused kangaroo that was having trouble finding its way out of a lake in the country’s capital.  Witnesses said the kangaroo was spotted shivering in the cold waters of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin early Tuesday morning.  Bystander David Boyd captured video as two other men waded out into the water to guide the apparently confused marsupial back to shore.  Boyd posted video of the rescue to Facebook.  “Only in Canberra,” he wrote in the post.  See the video HERE.
********They took it to breakfast at IHOP!!!
*******We didn’t kangaroos could swim!! And neither did he!!!
******A guy in Australia crossed an alligator with a boomerang! That’s gonna come back to bite him!!

Octopus Found Hiding In Shell

A South Carolina beachgoer had a once-in-a-lifetime encounter when she picked up a shell and found an octopus nestled inside.  Lori McGee was walking on the Isle of Palms when she picked up a whelk shell and checked to see if there was a crab inside, WCIV-TV reported. An octopus crawled out of the shell and onto McGee’s arm.  McGee posted about the experience on Instagram.  “I’ve lived here for 12 years, walk the beach year round, but today I witnessed something I never could have imagined,” she wrote.  McGee said the octopus stayed in the shell long enough for her to take a picture before crawling out and going back into the ocean.  “We just watched the movie ‘My Octopus Teacher’ a few days ago, so I do think this rare encounter was meant to be,” McGee wrote.  See the post HERE.
*******The Octopus was thinking, “This is a good way to meet girls!!!”
*******He finally figured out how to come out of his shell!!!
******Wait a minute: who did he kick out of that shell before he moved in??

Couple Makes TV “Hearse”

Rather than take a car or an RV, this couple decided to road trip in a converted hearse.   Shannon Orr and Iain Cameron, from Warrington, U.K., drove across Scotland’s North Coast 500 in their 1998 Volvo 960 Hearse with their two dogs, Billy and Peanut, according to SWNS.   The hearse got the couple so much attention on their trip that they nicknamed it “The Grim Sleeper” and even started an Instagram account for it, the news agency reported.  Orr told SWNS she and Cameron were originally going to camp through the North Coast 500, but when they came across the advertisement for the hearse online, they changed their mind.   “We saw it on Facebook and had to get it, because it was something neither of us had seen before,” Orr told SWNS.   According to SWNS, the couple paid $4,826 for the already-converted hearse.  “We didn’t do any of the conversion,” Orr said. “We bought it already converted, so we can’t claim anything for that sadly.”  “All we have added up to now is the Halloween figures on the dash, the ducks on the wing mirrors and the skeletons on the front and back,” Orr added.  See the pic HERE.
*******Hearses are cool! People are dying to get in one!!
******Every night, they were dead asleep!!!
*******If they go on another trip, is that a RE-hearse???

Bernie Sanders Becoming Popular Costume

It could well be the scariest Halloween costume of the year – a racy take on Bernie Sanders’ now-infamous outfit from Joe Biden’s inauguration.  According to the costume description, the look is meant for “you to be a viral internet meme! This political chairman costume comes with a grey coat, cozy mittens and a face mask for a total insta-worthy moment”.  The idea behind the costume came from the image of the 80-year-old Vermont senator’s outfit at the event in January.  Memes and jokes based on his choice of clobber went viral at the time. And e-girl site Dolls Kill is hoping their version – dubbed the “Trickz N’ Treatz Once Again Asking Costume Set – will have a similar impact for its wearers.  See the pic HERE.
*********Sorry… THAT is NOT sexy!!!!!
TOPIC: Which celebrity would YOU dress as????







5 Ways to Build Good Credit When You’ve Been Denied for Everything



  1. Open a Secured Credit Card

One of the easiest ways to rebuild credit is by opening a secured credit card. You put down a small deposit — say $200 or $300 — and that becomes your line of credit. Since you’re putting down a deposit, the risk to the lender is minimal. That’s why your odds of approval are much higher compared to with a traditional card.

Always keep credit card balances below 30% of your open credit. The percentage of credit you’re using is called your credit utilization ratio, and you want that number to be as low as possible.


  1. Get a Credit Builder Loan

A credit builder loan is like a regular loan in reverse. Typically with a loan, you get money up front and then make payments on it. With a credit builder loan, you make payments on the loan, but they go into a bank account. Once you’ve paid off the loan, you finally get your money.

Most big banks don’t offer credit builder loans. Check with a local credit union or an online bank about whether they have this option.

Making on-time payments is the No. 1 thing that will help your credit. Your payment history determines 35% of your score.


  1. Use a Rent Reporting Service

Your housing payment is typically your largest expense. But if you rent your home, your rent payments probably aren’t helping your credit score because most landlords don’t report payments to the bureaus.

One option is to use a rent reporting service, like Rent Reporters, Credit Rent Boost or Rental Kharma to send the bureaus records showing you’ve paid your rent. Your landlord may need to verify your payments.

Before you sign up, look carefully at all the fees involved. Many services have a setup fee on top of a monthly fee.


  1. Get a Co-Signer

If you can’t qualify for credit on your own, you may be able to get a family member or friend who has good credit to co-sign for you. A co-signer accepts responsibility for making payments if you fail to. Most major credit cards no longer accept co-signers, so this is much more common when you’re applying for a loan.

Only choose this option if you’re 100% confident that you can make payments. Set up automatic payments so you don’t forget. It’s not just your credit on the line here. If you miss payments, you’ll take down the credit score of the person who cared about you enough to co-sign.


  1. Become an Authorized User

When someone adds you as an authorized user to their credit card, you’re allowed to use the account but you’re not responsible for payments. Sometimes parents will add their child as an authorized user to help them establish credit. If someone is willing to make you an authorized user, check with the credit card company to see if they’ll report the status to the bureaus.

Becoming an authorized user can help you establish a credit footprint. But because lenders know you’re not on the hook for payments, it probably won’t make a huge difference in determining whether you get approved for credit in the future.


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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