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Born on this day!!   Actress Anouk Aimee (“A Man and A Woman”) is 88. Singer Kate Pierson of The B-52′s is 72. Singer Herbie Murrell of The Stylistics is 71. Actor Douglas Sheehan (“Knots Landing”) is 71. Guitarist Ace Frehley (Kiss) is 69. Singer Sheena Easton is 61. Actor James Le Gros (“Ally McBeal”) is 58. Bassist Rob Squires of Big Head Todd and the Monsters is 55. Singer Mica Paris is 51. Actor David Lascher (“Sabrina, The Teenage Witch”) is 48. Actress Maura West (“General Hospital”) is 48. Actress Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”) is 44. Drummer Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket is 42. Singer Jim James of My Morning Jacket is 42. Singer Travis Meeks (Days of the New) is 41. Bassist Joseph Pope the Third of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats is 41. Guitarist John Osborne of Brothers Osborne is 38. Actor Francis Capra (“Veronica Mars”) is 37. Actress Ari Graynor (“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”) is 37. Singer-guitarist Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy is 36. Actress Sheila Vand (“24: Legacy”) is 35. Actress Jenna Coleman (“Victoria,” ″Doctor Who”) is 34. Singer Nick Noonan of Karmin is 34. Actor William Moseley (“The Chronicles of Narnia”) is 33. Actress Emily Rios (“Breaking Bad”) is 31.


1521 – Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed in a fight with natives of the Philippines.
1805 – The U.S. Marines captured Derna, on the shores of Tripoli.
1865 – The worst steamship disaster in the history of the United States occurred when there was an explosion aboard the Sultana; more than 1,400 people were killed.
1956 – Rocky Marciano retired as undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion.
1961 – Sierra Leone gained independence from Great Britain.
1983 – Pitcher Nolan Ryan surpassed Walter Johnson’s strikeout record—one that had held since 1927.
1987 – Austrian president Kurt Waldheim was barred from entering the United States. He was accused of aiding in the execution of thousands of Jews in World War II.
1993 – Eritrea declared itself independent.

Today Is: Babe Ruth Day, Mantanzas Mule Day, Morse Code Day, National Devil Dog Cakes Day, National Little Pampered Dog Day, World Tapir Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  The Neighborhood  /  8:30 – Bob (Hearts) Abishola /  9:00 – All Rise  /  10:00 – Bull
NBC – 8:00  – The Voice  /  10:00 – Songland
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelor: Listen To Your Heart  /  10:00 – The Baker and the Beauty
FOX – 8:00 –  911 /  9:00 – Prodigal Son
CW – 8:00 –  Whose Line  /  8:30 – Whose Line  /  9:00 – Roswell New Mexico

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Kate Hudson, Alessia Cara
Seth Meyers: Maya Rudolph
James Corden: Joe Jonas, Yungblud
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jane Krakowski
Ellen DeGeneres: Jim Parsons
Wendy Williams: Devyn Simone, Ashlee Glazer
The Real: Chris Harrison, Remy Ma, Papoose


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

QUESTION: Are YOU ready?? More states start allowing businesses to reopen today, following the lead of Georgia and Colorado!! Will you go?????


QUESTION: How was SATURDAY NIGHT “LIVE” from home this weekend??? Much better than the last try!! Check out the guests and skits!!!! Pretty good!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Which would YOU rather have??? A small business owner wants to keep employees on payroll, but they say “NO!! Unemployment pays MORE!!!”


QUESTION: Wonder what’s going at the DISNEY PARKS during the lockdown??? Quite a bit, actually… from raising the flag to landscaping, people are WORKING!!


QUESTION: Are they BAD PEOPLE??? They’re called QUARANTINE QUITTERS, and they’re outside and congregating ALL OVER THE COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!
Quarantine Quitters

Johnny Depp Posts Quarantine Update

Johnny Depp posted a hilarious Instagram video of himself social distancing at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The 4-minute clip has gotten nearly 2 million views since he shared it on Thursday.  It shows him trying to settle down for what appears to be very important business — wordlessly moving items on and off a small desk, shuffling a deck of cards and smoothing out cloth napkins before tossing them away.  He finally folds a piece of linen and proudly holds it up to his chest to reveal he has crafted a set of false breasts.  “A little something I’ve been working on whilst being a responsible quarantinor, quarantining. Thank you all for stopping by. See you soon. Love and respect, JD,” Depp captioned the video. See the video HERE.
*******More proof that this lockdown has to END!!!!
*******This proves the old adage: “There’s a thin line between fooling around and acting like an idiot!” (Just made that one up)
*****Maybe he misses Amber Heard more than he’s letting on!!

Meghan Markle To Testify In Newspaper Case

Meghan Markle is reportedly willing to testify in her legal case against a British newspaper over the release of a private letter she had written to her father.  A preliminary hearing was held in her court case in the United Kingdom’s High Court on Friday, where the royal and her husband, Prince Harry, were expected to join virtually from their residence in Los Angeles, Calif.  She is suing the Mail on Sunday and its parent company, Associated Newspapers, for publishing a letter she wrote to her father, Thomas Markle, that she claims was “confidential.” The civil lawsuit accuses the newspaper of copyright infringement, misuse of private information and violating the U.K.’s data protection law.  Meghan’s attorney, David Sherborne, spoke on behalf of the Duchess during Friday’s hearing, where he made it clear she was willing to testify, according to the Daily Mail.  “The defendant [Associated Newspapers] wants to cross-examine her [Meghan] as to whether that belief is reasonable or not – and they can do that,” Sherborne was quoted saying in court on Friday.  Associated Newspapers continues to deny the allegations — particularly the claim that the letter was presented in a way that changed its meaning.
*******She will testify… but they’re gonna have to pay her to do it!! She needs the money!!
****If SHE testifies… will they call her father??
******The Queen sent a message: “Just shut up and give her the money!! I have spoken!!”

Buzz Had Some Advice For Woody

Tim Allen has revealed the words of advice he gave his “Toy Story” co-star Tom Hanks amid his coronavirus battle last month.  Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson were the first celebrities to announce they contracted COVID-19. In an interview with Extra, he recalled the hilarious tip he shared with Hanks and it likely provided some laughter for the actor while he was under the weather.  “I wrote him. I said, ‘You should have worn the Buzz Lightyear protective suit and then you wouldn’t have gotten in that trouble!” Allen said.  “You put that bubble down,” Allen continued as he pretended to cover his face with an imaginary space helmet.
*******Really funny, Tim!! YOU try it!!
*******We were thinking: if Tom had stayed on that island with the volleyball, none of this would have happened!!

Meghan and Harry Give Story To Tell-All Book

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are giving their side of a story in a new tell-all book about their explosive time as royals, according to a report.  They have given an interview for a biography titled “Thoroughly Modern Royals: The Real World Of Harry And Meghan,” the Daily Mail reported.  The 320-page book, which is expected to be released August 11, is being written by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the report said.  Neither of the authors has confirmed involvement in the book, nor addressed any of the speculation surrounding what’s anticipated to be a bestseller, according to the report.  It is believed the book will begin with the outset of the couple’s relationship and could include new revelations about their dramatic departure from the royal family.
******Wait… are Harry and Meghan getting PAID?? They need the money!!
*****In the interview, they reveal that Prince Phillip was chasing Meghan around the palace!!
*******Just before they got married, the couple talked about switching hair colors for the ceremony… just to get people talkin’!!
*******In the book, Harry tells about the phone call from the Queen: “What’s wrong with that bi*ch??”

Brad Pitt Plays Dr. Fauci

Brad Pitt did the cold open for “Saturday Night Live … At Home.”  He wore a silver wig to play White House coronavirus task force advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci.  Following Trump’s much publicized comments about UV light and disinfectant injections, Brad-as-Fauci grimaced: “I know I shouldn’t be touching my face, but …” After a few predictable digs, Pitt whipped off his silver wig and praised America’s health-care workers on the frontline — and Dr. Fauci’s “calm and clarity” — before declaring: “Live, kinda, from all across America, it’s Saturday night!”  After some sketchy moments in the first canned “Saturday Night Live … At Home” episode forced by the coronavirus lockdown, NBC’s venerable comedy franchise rallied to give it another virtual go this weekend.  Viewers were obviously hungry for it: The first “At Home” installment two weeks ago pulled 6.7 million viewers, making it the second-highest rated episode since ‘80s cast breakout Eddie Murphy’s much ballyhooed return to the stage scored 10 million viewers in December 2019.
********The minute we saw Fauci, we thought: “Brad Pitt should play him on TV!!”
*****Fauci DID say it’s OK to hookup on Tinder!! Did anyone check to see if HE has a profile??

Katherine Schwarzenegger Expecting Baby

Chris Pratt’s wife of less than a year, Katherine Schwarzenegger, reportedly is pregnant.  This will be the first child for the eldest daughter of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger and the second for Pratt, who has a 7-year-old son named Jack with ex-wife Anna Faris.  Schwarzenegger and Pratt began dating in 2018 and married the following summer.  While promoting “Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” in 2019, Pratt told Entertainment Tonight that becoming a father again was a priority.  “The future? Oh. Lots of kids,” he told ET. “Maybe less time spent working, more time spent enjoying life.”  The couple wed on June 8 of last year.  “Katherine and Chris have been very open about wanting kids soon,” an insider told E! News last month. “She’s expressed she’d love to be pregnant in early 2020. Chris has a busy year coming up with filming, but both of them are ready to start this next chapter and bring a baby into their happy marriage.”
*****Hey, Chris!! She’s a Kennedy… so get ready for a lot of kids!!
*******Katherine still hasn’t met all her half-brothers and sisters by her dad, Arnold!!
*******She won’t be able to have the baby in a hospital unless she has coronavirus!!

Ben Affleck Quarantines With New Girlfriend

Ben Affleck has had his romance with actress Ana de Armas fast-tracked, as the two have shacked up — after a few months of dating — to quarantine together during the pandemic.  “Ben was due on set [of ‘The Last Duel,’ written with and co-starring Matt Damon] and Ana was meant to be on a world tour [for the James Bond film ‘No Time to Die’],” said a source close to the couple. “To get to spend so much time together is a real blessing.”  This unexpected time off has meant that the new couple can get to know each other at Affleck’s $19 million mansion in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, walking their dogs, strolling the streets of Venice Beach and lining up with other customers outside Sidecar Doughnuts.
*******WHAT??? Aren’t they hunkered down in full hazmat suits??? BAD!!!!!!!!
******We’re feeling so sorry for the celebrities who have to stay cooped up in their tiny $19 million mansions!!
******They’re helping others… by allowing them to be in their presence!!!

Will ARod and JLo Do A Cheap Wedding?

Alex Rodriguez has confirmed that his wedding to Jennifer Lopez — which was supposed to take place this summer — has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but says he is now open to “cheaper” and socially-distanced alternatives.  “We have to go with the flow now,” he said on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday. “Everything is fluid. Everything has been put on pause — and see where the world takes us. These are obviously unprecedented times, and for us, we just want to make sure ‘safety first,’ and that all the little ones are taken care of.”  He then shared that his 12-year-old daughter, Ella, just celebrated her birthday while in quarantine with a drive-through parade (similar to the one held for Gwyneth Paltrow’s son). The unconventional party gave him an idea.  “Some people said, ‘Maybe we have a drive-through wedding?” he said with a laugh. “It’ll be cheaper.”
******That’s a great idea.. and then you can have a drive-through divorce!!!
********Maybe they can get married in that gym they snuck into!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Racing Great Bernie To Be Dad Again At 89!-(National Enquirer)

British billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, who’s 89, is going to be a father for the fourth time!  The former Formula One Group boss will be changing nappies with his third wife, Fabiana Flosi, 44, who’s expecting a baby boy in July.  He’s also dad to three grown daughters, aged 31, 35 and 64-and has five grandkids and one great-grandchild.

Jen To Justin:  Get Off My Coattails!-(Globe)

Wannabe Hollywood heavy-weight Justin Theroux booking to give his career a boost with help from “La La Land’s” Emma Stone and her “Saturday Live” star fiancé, Dave McCary-but his blatant power play is rubbing ex-wife Jennifer Aniston the wrong say, sources say.  Justin’s star has dimmed considerably since his 2017 split from Jen-and now he’s scrambling to reclaim his rank, tipsters dish.  “Jen hates how Justin’s till using the connections he made during their time together, and she’s dissing his lame cameo on “SNL”.  But Justin makes the point that he has every right to talk to their mutual friends,” spills an insider.  “Clearly his ego hasn’t diminished, and he’s a very stubborn guy.”

Church On Time?-(Us Weekly)

The coronavirus means Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodrigues are postponing their nuptials, the singer, 50, reveals.  But the pandemic isn’t impacting their love for each other.  Says a source, J.Lo and A-Rod, 44, “Make each other so happy.”

First Kiss:  Kirsten Dunst-(Star)

Poor little thing!  While shooting 1994’s Interview With the Vampire, Kirsten, 37, had to pucker up with her bloodsucking costar-Brad Pitt!  “I thought it was disgusting,” she remembers.  “I was 11, so it would’ve been weird if I was like, ‘This is amazing, I’m kissing Brad Pitt.’  People would’ve thought I was a little bit off.”

Angie’s Rules For Grandpa Jon-(Life & Style)

If Angelina Jolie’s father, Jon Voight, wants to FaceTime with the kids, he’s just got to follow one rule:  no talking politics!  “Angie and Jon are on polar opposite sides of the political spectrum, and he can be pretty outspoken about his conservative views,” a source says.  “They’re on good terms right now, though, and Angie just wants to keep it that way.”  The 44-year-old actress reportedly stopped speaking to her dad in 2002, but their strained relationship soothed after she became a mother of six-and the 81-yer-old actor has grown close to Maddox, 18, Pax, 16, Zahara,15, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.  “At the end of the day, family is family,” the source notes, “and the kids love their grandpa.”


“Halfway through the day and I’ve walked a grand total of 200 steps…..that’s not a typo.”-Yara Shahidi, on barely moving while staying home.

“She said, ‘You’re crazy.”  I said, ‘I’ll see you next week.’”-Joe Manganiello, on flying to meet Sofia Vergara for their first date when he learned she was single.

“We spent the first three weeks in Minnesota at my cabin out in the woods, deep in the woods….All we did was chop wood.”-Josh Duhamel, on social distancing.

Winner of the Week-(In Touch)

The Weeknd

-the singer reveals he refused advice to delay the release of his new album recently because his fans had already been waiting four years.



Snake Pulled From Toilet

An animal rescuer summoned to remove a snake from a British family’s bathroom ended up pulling it out of the toilet tank.  The RSPCA said Joe White, an animal collection officer and exotics officer, responded last week to a home in Grays, Essex, England, on a report of a snake loose inside a home.  “The caller’s daughter found the snake in their bathroom and was absolutely hysterical. A lot of people find snakes very frightening so it must have been a huge shock to come across one slithering around the bathroom,” White said.  “The snake was obviously quite scared by the commotion too as he slithered inside the toilet. When I arrived I had to reach around the back of the toilet and into the basin where the snake was curled up around the inside of the toilet bowl,” he said.  White said the snake, a corn snake, appeared healthy and uninjured.
********Scientists are trying to determine why snakes are attracted to toilet bowls!!
*******They figured out that the snake was healthy… then they checked the human beings!!
******Remember: the next time you hear that hissing sound while you’re on the toilet, it may not be coming from YOU!!

Clapping Record

A London man was in the midst of an attempt to applaud for 24 consecutive hours to raise money for healthcare workers.  Jack Peagam said his fundraiser was inspired by the Clap For Our Carers initiative, which encouraged Britons to weekly applaud healthcare workers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Peagam is taking the idea one step further by attempting to clap for 24 consecutive hours and raise money for National Health Service Charities Together.  The man initially started out livestreaming his attempt on YouTube, but due to technical problems switched to streaming on Facebook.
********What if you HAVE the clap??? Does that count??
*******One man clapping? Sounds like the response to our show!!
********If you have nationalized health care, why do you need to raise money??? Just askin’!!

Raccoon Rescued From Skate Park

Firefighters in Oregon came to the rescue of a raccoon that wandered into a closed skate park and got trapped at the bottom of a ramp.  The Coos Bay Fire Department said firefighters responded to the Mingus Skate Park on Tuesday when a raccoon was reported stranded at the bottom of a ramp.  The firefighters lowered an aluminum ladder down the ramp and allowed the raccoon, which firefighters dubbed Woodrow, to climb to safety.  “Firefighters do not typically respond to non-emergency animal related calls as they can get out of many unusual situations, however Woodrow needed some assistance today,” the department said.  See the video HERE.
********Then they gave him a ticket for violating the quarantine!!

Dog Gives Birth To 21 Puppies

An Australian animal hospital said a dog broke a national record by giving birth a litter of 21 puppies.  Dr. Patrycja Zimmermann, a veterinarian at Animal Emergency Service Underwood in Queensland, said the Neapolitan mastiff had already delivered three puppies at home when she was brought in early Monday morning.  “After four hours of no activity and a puppy that didn’t make it, her owner brought her into us expecting the worst,” Zimmermann said.  Veterinarians discovered there were still at least 10 puppies waiting to be born, so an emergency Caesarian section was performed to remove the canines.  The veterinarians ended up removing 18 puppies, bringing the litter’s total to 21. Zimmermann said 18 of the puppies survived.  The hospital said the “miracle litter” is a new Australian record, beating the previous largest litter of 19 puppies.
*********The mother dog was thinking, “How many nipples do I HAVE, anyway??”
*******We hope she got a “push present!!”
*******Your move, Octomom!!!!







The Etiquette Of Social Distancing: How To Deal With 5 Common Scenarios

Huffington Post

What do you do if you go to get in an elevator but see someone else is already in it?

Obviously, if you’re feeling sick but have to be in the elevator for whatever reason, warn anyone who is about to board of your condition so they can wait for the next one, said Thomas P. Farley, a New York-based etiquette expert and the host of the podcast “What Manners Most.”

If you’re about to hop on and see someone else in the elevator, feel free to wait for the next one. That said, if you’re already on, you may have to lower your expectations for others boarding.

“Are you going to exit the elevator ― on whatever floor! ― anytime someone else gets in?” Farley said. “Someone who lives in a multi-story building cannot realistically expect others to do the same as they do.”

Avoid crowded elevators as much as possible ― and hey, if you’re physically able, consider taking the stairs.

“It’s not a bad idea since so many of us are missing our gym workouts these days!” Farley said.


What do you do if you’re a runner who sees a pedestrian coming up on the sidewalk?

Though it’s a highly debated topic, a recent research model suggested that respiratory droplets from bikers and runners may spread 33 to 65 feet depending on their speed.

Out of courtesy and an abundance of caution ― always good rules of thumb during a global pandemic! ― runners and bikers in metropolitan areas where there is a decent amount of foot traffic should stick to the streets and stay off the sidewalks, Farley said.

“I’m a runner myself and I leave the sidewalks to the pedestrians,” he said. “Run against the flow of car traffic so you can always see any oncoming vehicles, of which there are far fewer these days.”

If you’re in a suburban area where there is little to no pedestrian traffic on the sidewalk (and no safe place to run on the road), runners should yield to an approaching pedestrian.

“Arc out into the street ― looking both ways before doing so, of course ― to allow the pedestrian to have a safe buffer radius,” Farley said.


What do you do if someone is an aisle-crowder?

Aisle crowding at markets may be one of the most high-stress experiences right now. That’s especially true for grocery store employees.

One grocer HuffPost recently interviewed described how tense and unsafe situations can get on the job because of rude customers: “When I’m stocking the meat counter and people are crowding around me … that’s not social distancing,” he said.

That’s clearly unacceptable. If you’re a customer, you should be going above and beyond to respect the boundaries of all essential workers in this current climate.

“It’s so important that customers aren’t just giving staff the space they need but also showing gratitude for the essential service these folks are providing,” Farley said. “These people are allowing us all to bring essential foods and medicines home to our families.”

How can you politely ask for your space if you’re the grocery store employee in this scenario? First, employees and managers in places still open to the public should be having constant and open conversations about maintaining safe boundaries, Smith said.

“In the situation described in that story, the management of the store should be making frequent announcements reminding shoppers to make way for the employees,” she said. “Something like, ‘Attention shoppers, we are doing all we can here at X to serve you and your families during this time. To best protect you, please stand back from our stockers to allow them to fill our shelves with minimal contact.’

Managers should also be walking the aisles to politely remind customers not to crowd employees or each other ― and obviously, there’s nothing wrong with customers or employees bringing up social distancing rules with aisle-crowders.

If crowding continues to be an issue in markets, Smith says management should consider creating a buddy-system in the stores, so there are a stocker and a blocker during busy times.

“Think of how the Disney characters at the parks have always have a minder nearby to manage the crowds,” she said.

Another option? “Management might want to consider printing up new uniforms such as florescent orange shirts, with block letters on the back ‘Please stand back. Thank you.’”


What do you do if you encounter someone who is not wearing a mask?

As of Monday, masks and face coverings are required in seven states. In cities like Los Angeles, essential businesses like grocery stores and restaurants can even refuse service to customers who aren’t covering up.

Of course, some folks are still going mask-free. If you run into a mask-less person while outside or in a public setting, it’s your right to keep your distance and dodge running into them, said Diane Gottsman, an etiquette expert and author of “Modern Etiquette for a Better Life.”

“Depending on the situation, if it directly affects you, you don’t have to put yourself in the situation,” she said. “Safety is most important here.”


What do you do if you need to tell someone to give you more space?

When asking someone to kindly back up, it’s all about how you deliver the message. Use a light, relaxed tone ― or even a jokey delivery, like “Wow, I can’t believe this is our new normal, heh, but would you mind if we both back up a little?” Smith said.

“That said, in general, a simple ‘Excuse me, let’s keep our space just in case one of us is contagious’ is enough to remind most people of the need for distance,” she said.

Since we’re all learning as we go along with this, be forgiving when people slip and get a tad too close. Don’t presume malice on part of the other person if you’re the one asked to back up. You never know what’s going on with someone who makes the request.

“They could be new to social distancing, they could be an essential worker coming off a long shift or they could be responsible for someone who is immunocompromised and worried about even being out and about,” Smith said.

A good rule of thumb for social interactions these days? “Start from a place of kindness and only escalate if necessary,” she said.


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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