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Born on this day!! Actor Rhonda Fleming (“Gunfight at the O.K. Corral”) is 97. Singer Ronnie Spector is 77. Actor James Reynolds (“Days of Our Lives”) is 74. Singer-flutist Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull is 73. Mandolin player Gene Johnson of Diamond Rio is 71. Singer Patti Austin is 70. Actor Rosanna Arquette is 61. Actor Antonio Banderas is 60. Drummer Jon Farriss of INXS is 59. Actor Chris Caldovino (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 57. Singer Neneh Cherry is 56. Singer Aaron Hall of Guy is 56. Singer Lorraine Pearson of Five Star is 53. Singer Michael Bivins (Bell Biv Devoe, New Edition) is 52. Actor-writer Justin Theroux is 49. Actor Angie Harmon (“Law and Order”) is 48. Country singer Jennifer Hanson is 47. Actor-turned-lawyer Craig Kirkwood (“Remember the Titans”) is 46. Actor JoAnna Garcia Swisher (“Kevin (Probably) Saves The World,” ″Reba”) is 41. Singer Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels and Rope is 41. Singer Nikki Bratcher of Divine is 40. Actor Aaron Staton (“Mad Men”) is 40. Actor Ryan Eggold (“The Blacklist: Redemption,” ″90210″) is 36. Actor Charley Koontz (“CSI: Cyber”) is 33. Actor Lucas Till (“Hannah Montana”) is 30. Actor Jeremy Maguire (“Modern Family”) is 9.


1821 – Missouri became the 24th state in the United States.
1846 – The Smithsonian Institution was established in Washington, D.C., from funds left by British scientist James Smithson.
1921 – Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio at his summer home on Campobello island.
1944 – U.S. forces seized Guam from Japan.
1948 – Candid Camera with Allen Funt debuted on television.
1988 – President Reagan signed a bill that awarded $20,000 to each survivor of the Japanese-American internment.
1993 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Today Is: Assistance Dog Day, National Duran Duran Appreciation Day, National Shapewear Day, Paul Bunyan Day, Skyscraper Appreciation Day, Smithsonian Day, S’mores Day, World Lion 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  – Titan Games  /  9:00 – American Ninja Warrior
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelor: Greatest Seasons
FOX – 8:00 –  911  /  9:00 – 911 Lone Star
CW – 8:00 –  Whose Line  /  8:30 – Whose Line  /  9:00 – Penn and Teller Fool Us

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Gwen Stefani, guest host Dua Lipa
Jimmy Fallon: Bryan Cranston, Julia Garner, Surfaces
Stephen Colbert: Dr. Jon LaPook, Maroon 5
Seth Meyers: Tracee Ellis Ross, Luke Bryan
James Corden: Rachel Brosnahan, Anderson .Paak
Lilly Singh: Wendi McLendon-Covey (R 2/5/20)
Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
Conan: Will Ferrell (R 7/6/20)
Watch What Happens Live: Malia White, Christine “Bugsy” Drake
The View: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (R 6/17/20)
The Talk: Eric Braeden (R 2/7/20)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Julie Chen, Shaggy, Dr. Wendy Bazilian, guest co-host Liza Koshy
Ellen DeGeneres: Saoirse Ronan, Halsey (R 10/30/19)
Wendy Williams: Adam Pally (R 2/19/20)
The Real: Akon (R 11/18/19)
Kelly Clarkson: Olivia Munn, Rutledge Wood
Tamron Hall: Adrienne Bankert, talented kids from around the world

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

QUESTION: Want something ELSE to worry about?? It’s called “MASK MOUTH,” and dentists say it’s a stinky side effect of having to wear a mask all day!!!!!


QUESTION: Why did BEN AFFLECK halt shooting on the movie “Gone Girl” for four days?? Because… HE REFUSED TO WEAR A YANKEES HAT!! Huh????


QUESTION: Thinking of throwing that Slurpee at a 7-11 employee? DON’T DO IT?? This FLORIDA MAN was arrested on felony battery using a frozen drink!!!!


QUESTION: What’s unusual about this woman yelling at her man in a parking lot??? SHE JUST RAN OVER HIM.. he’s not moving, but SHE’S STILL YELLING!!


QUESTION: Is there HOPE FOR HALLOWEEN?? This major costume company says sales are WAY UP, people will party at home!! (Don’t tell the governor!)

Simon Cowell Breaks His Back In Bike Crash

Simon Cowell’s representative said he was hospitalized Saturday after injuring his back in a bicycle riding accident.  “Simon has broken his back and will be having surgery this evening,” Cowell’s spokesperson says.  “Simon had a fall from his bike on Saturday afternoon whilst testing his new electric bike in the courtyard at his house in Malibu with his family,” the representative added. “He hurt his back and was taken to the hospital. He’s doing fine, he’s under observation and is in the best possible hands.”, which also confirmed the incident with Cowell’s spokesperson, said it is unclear how his medical condition will impact the filming of AGT Season 16.  The first live show for the new season was due to be broadcast live tomorrow (Tuesday).
********Was this caused by COVID??
*****Sure, his back is broken, but was he wearing a mask??
****How are they doing live shows??? From their homes???
******Did he give the bike a good review???
UPDATE: He was in surgery for six hours and now has a METAL ROD in his back! Get the story HERE!

Carole Baskin Goes After Cardi B

Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin is not a fan of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s new music video, “WAP.”  It’s not the racy content of the video that has provoked Baskin’s ire, but the use of superimposed big cats that’s warranted a statement from the impassioned conservationist, a TMZ report revealed.  Baskin shared that she is concerned the music video glamorizes big cat ownership for the rich and could inspire impressionable fans to dabble in the exotic pet market, which doesn’t always have a happy ending from what she’s seen in her line of work.  “No matter how you cut it, it’s always abusive to the cat and dangerous to the public,” she wrote.  In the video, there are brief snippets of what appears to be orange and white tigers, as well as leopards, walking or posing. However, the cats don’t appear to actually have been on the set. Baskin shared that she is relieved the exotic cats don’t seem to be present in the room with the two rappers.  “That being said, you have to pose a wildcat in front of a green screen to get that image and that doesn’t happen in the wild,” Baskin wrote. “It can’t happen in sanctuaries like ours where cats have plenty of room to avoid a green screen (or would shred it if offered access and could die from ingesting it). That tells me they probably dealt with one of the big cat pimps, probably even one of the ones shown in ‘Tiger King, Murder, Mayhem and Madness,’ who makes a living from beating, shocking and starving cats to make them stand on cue in front of a green screen in a studio. That’s never good for the cat.”
*********Well, at least they didn’t grind someone up and feed them to the tigers!! Like you did, Carole!! Allegedly!!
******Who died and left her in charge of the big cats??
*******Joe Exotic is a BIG Cardi B fan!!

Kim and Kanye Working Things Out

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are spending time together as a family.  On Friday, Kanye posted a video that showed him recreating a viral video to celebrate the end of the workweek, with a little help from their 7-year-old daughter North.  In the clip, after North asks her father what day it is, with a big smile on his face, West replies, “It’s Friday then!” and jumps out of their vehicle as “Push The Feeling On” by Nightcrawlers begins to play.  Much to the delight of Kim, who can be heard laughing in the background, West goes on to bust out a few dance moves as North joins in on the fun. The family video comes as a source recently told PEOPLE that the pair are privately working to save their marriage.  According to the source, the couple is currently in the Dominican Republic, where the “focus is on their marriage.”
*********If you’re in the Dominican Republic, you should also focus on not being robbed and shot!!
********Maybe that’s where he stashed his meds!!
******Has he suspended his presidential campaign? Because it seemed like he was gaining ground!!

Prince Charles Still Supporting Harry and Meghan

Despite being “disappointed and crushed” by a new book, “Finding Freedom,” Prince Charles has stood by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, an insider told the Sun.  While Prince William and Kate have remained cool to the couple, Charles has been talking to his son, now living in California, on a regular basis, and offering his support, both emotionally and financially.  “They have a very strong and close father-and-son relationship. Many people have speculated that the book was the end for Harry and Meghan in Britain. Too many people were criticized and too many people attacked, including William and Kate,” one royal insider said.  “But the Prince of Wales has made it clear the door is always open,” the source told the Sun. “Since [Harry’s] move to Los Angeles they have been in regular contact. Charles is not an avid user of texts but there are video and phone calls.”  He has provided financial support, as any father would do when their son moves with a young family to the other side of the world. Their relationship is rock-solid and they remain close. They speak at least once a week and Charles is still a massive driving force in Harry’s life.”
*******Translation: “Send money, daddy!!”
*****As soon as Meghan makes enough money, they’ll stop taking his calls!!
*******Harry’s new slogan: “I’m not as bad as uncle Andrew!!”

George Clooney Pulled Into Epstein Mess

Ghislaine Maxwell was “giddy as a schoolgirl” after performing oral sex on actor George Clooney in a bathroom at a show business event, according to a report Friday.  Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend who now faces sex-trafficking charges boasted about the conquest to one of their alleged victims, Virginia Giuffre, as the women traveled together in the 2000s, according to the UK Sun, which cited court documents.  “One No time format has been specified she came back giddy as a schoolgirl with an explosion of news, with all the build up and excitement in her voice you’d think she was the next crown princess,” Giuffre wrote of Maxwell in her book, which was unsealed by a New York judge last week.  “But she had given George Clooney a b–w j-b in the bathroom at some random event. … She never let that one down.”  There’s no mention of Clooney being involved with underage sex, Epstein’s crimes, or other wrongdoing of any kind.
*******We’ve all had a BJ in a bathroom, right, guys?? Guys???
*******He called her and said, “Did you tell anybody??” She said, “No! I told EVERYBODY!!”
******Good girls go to heaven… but bad girls go everywhere!!!

The Queen Gets Something That Meghan Doesn’t!

Meghan Markle has been left off Vogue UK’s top 25 list of influential women.  Instead, the magazine editors have chosen to feature the Queen, who has been a “source of support” to the public during the coronavirus crisis.  Introducing their annual list, the magazine says this year’s consists of “women of the moment who are leading us through 2020 with prescience, power and poise.”  Highlighting the Queen’s historic television address in April, the editors praised the “pitch perfect message” which comforted a country “grappling with fear and grief” during lockdown.  Describing why the Queen had secured a coveted spot on the list, the magazine wrote: “Even in 2020 — a precarious year for the Royal Family in other ways — the Queen is still a source of unique solace and support to the public.”  2020 marks the first year Markle hasn’t featured in the list since she married into the royal family, despite guest-editing Vogue UK’s September issue in 2019.  Last year, Markle secured a spot on the coveted list — and was praised for how she is “gently modernizing the royal family.”
******One more thing the Queen gets that Meghan doesn’t: Good lovin’ from Prince Phillip!! Eat you heart out!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Tyra ‘Dancing’ Old Judges Out the Door!-(National Enquirer)

New “Dancing with the Stars” host Tyra Banks plans to overhaul the show, starting with the judges!  “Tyra is also an executive producer and she has a million ideas for the show.  Anyone who isn’t on board with her vision will be out!” sources said.  “She’s looking at bringing in new, younger judges-and after Carrie Ann Inaba said her heart broke for former hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, she needs to be very careful!”

Duchess Is Brains In Renegades’ Marriage!-(Globe)

Prince Harry is being outwitted by his bossy bride, claims a British socialite, who says the redheaded royal is “much less intelligent” than wife Meghan!  Lady Colin Campbell, 70, claims the Duke and Duchess of Sussex-who are holed up in an $18 million L.A. mansion with one-year-old son Archie-“have a very strong relationship.”  But she believes Harry, 35, goes along with whatever Meghan, 38, dreams  up to earn her approval!  “He’s so desperate to please her and go along with whatever she says, no matter how ill-conceived it is.  He is that besotted with her,” says Campbell.  “She wears the trousers and is a dominating, charming and captivating personality”-just like Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana!

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“I’m sorry, I think I just lost you…..We gave a really bad connection.”-Joking during an interview with Gayle King, who asked about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle staying at his L.A. home, Tyler Perry.

“I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I’m a clown, people are gonna laugh at me.’”-On her iconic yellow 2015 Met Gala dress, Rihanna.

“I did get my wife a pair of binoculars once.  She’s never let me forget that.”-On the worst gift he’s ever given to his better half, Prince William.

“They’re discussing how their ninja skills would totally help in this time.”-On kids River and Remington’s plan to stop the recent earthquake in California, Kelly Clarkson.

Remembering Regis-(Star)

The TV legend died in June of a heart disease at age 88.  During his 60-year career, Regis won six Daytime Emmys and changed the face of television with shows like Live and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Stars remembering Regis:

“RIP Regis Philbin.  A consummate gentleman and professional.  It was always wonderful being in your presence.  A class act.  Rest well.”-Viola Davis.

“I absolutely LOVED Regis Philbin.  I knew him to always be interested in everything, current, happy, funny, generous and sweet.  As wonderful a man as he was talented.  And, he was up for anything!  I will never forget him and miss him very much.  RIP Regis.”-Paul Reubens.

“God Bless, Regis Philbin.  I feel so lucky to have been interviewed by him.  He always asked the most thoughtful/funny questions and was genuinely as nice on air as he was off air.  My heart goes out to his family.”-Reese Witherspoon.

Double Take-(Life & Style)

July 30

This is one guest she’s very familiar with.  To promote the Sept. 14 premiere of her new daytime talk show, Drew Barrymore interviewed her 7-year-old self!  The adorable mash-up featured footage of the E.T. darling from when she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1982.  “I cannot wait to share this show with you,” Drew captioned the clip on Instagram.  “It is so personal to me.”  No kidding!

Nicole Hocking & Luke Combs:  Married-(People)

The “Beer Never Broke My Heart” singer, 30, wed his fiancée, 28, at their Florida home on Aug. 1.  “I got to marry my best friend,” Combs, who has been with Hocking since 2016, wrote, calling the wedding “the best day of my life.”

Number of the Week-(In Touch)


-dollars Ryan Reynolds offered as a reward for anyone who returned a Vancouver woman’s stolen teddy bear, which played the voice of her late mother.  (It worked-the bear was recovered!)



Mouse Catcher Retiring

Palmerston, the British Foreign Office’s famous feline “Chief Mouser,” announced he is retiring to “spend more time relaxing away from the limelight.”  A letter addressed to Sir Simon McDonald, permanent under-secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, was posted to the Palmerston’s official Twitter account to announce the cat’s retirement from hunting mice at the Foreign Office’s headquarters in London.  Palmerston, named for two-time Prime Minister Viscount Palmerston, arrived at the office as a rescue in 2016 and quickly gained fame for catching mice and appearing in photos with visiting diplomats.  The cat previously made headlines for clashes with Larry, the cat charged with catching mice for the prime minister at 10 Downing Street.  The letter, written from the feline’s perspective, said Palmerston is retiring to live with a family in the British countryside.
********One down.. eight lives to go!!
******The mice are thinking they’ll take over now!!
*******It’s hard to tell when a cat retires!! Ours stopped moving about three years ago!!

Al Roker Breaks Record

Al Roker enlisted the help of 69 chefs and sandwich enthusiasts to break the Guinness World Record for most people in an online sandwich-making relay.  The NBC Today weather anchor hosted a virtual Rokerthon event Thursday, working with a network of 69 participants including Jose Andres, Bobby Flay, Priya Krishna, Sandra Lee, Marcus Samuelsson, Andrew Zimmern, Elena Besser and Matt Abdoo.  Each chef was required by Guinness to create a unique sandwich, and it had to be complete before the next participant began making their own sandwich.  “The mark to beat was 50 participants,” Guinness adjudicator Michael Empric said in making the announcement. “Today, you have achieved 69. It’s a new Guinness World Records title.”  See the video HERE.
*******Al is on a “fitness diet,” as in “I’m fitness this entire sandwich in my mouth!!”

Someone Tried To Wash Virus Off Of Money

A South Korean suffered a significant loss after sending bank notes through a washing machine in an attempt to eliminate any coronavirus traces, according to The Associated Press. The Bank of Korea gave the person about 23 million won ($19,320) in an exchange for the mangled money. But bank official Seo Jee Woun said the losses still were “considerable.”  The bank said another coronavirus-fearing person incurred less significant losses after attempting to clean currency in a microwave.
*******Worried about virus clinging to your money? Send it to us.. we’ll clean it for you, as a public service!!
*****Clearly, this is a good time to be broke!!
TOPIC: Ever find money in your clothes after you wash ’em?? We have… no problems!!

Wild Boar Steals Naked Man’s Computer

A naked sunbather gave chase after a wild boar stole his laptop while he was relaxing by a Berlin lake in an escapade that has gone viral.  The man was pictured running after it at the Teufelssee lake, a popular spot for nude sunbathing.  Adele Landauer, the Berlin-based life coach who took the pictures, shared them on her Instagram account on Friday, describing the man as a “real hero.”  “A female wild boar with two babies came out of the forest in order to search for food,” she wrote.  “Many of us were scared but the wild boars seemed to be peaceful.  “After they ate a pizza from a backpack of a man who was taking a swim in the lake they were looking for a dessert. They found this yellow bag and decided to take it away.”  The owner of the bag immediately leapt up in pursuit, since the bag had his laptop inside.  “Every one of us adored him, how focused he stayed, and when he came back with his yellow bag in hand we all clapped and congratulated him for his success,” Landauer wrote.
********His Vienna Sausage was also intact!!
*******Someone told him, “You need a new butt! That one has a crack in it!!”
******The female boar said, “Call me!!!”






Most Pet-Friendly Cities in America

What makes a pet-friendly city?

Lots of veterinarians, dog parks and pet-friendly restaurants, to start, and that’s what propelled Tampa to the top of a list of 100 U.S. cities in a new survey by the personal finance website WalletHub.


  1. Tampa
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Las Vegas, NV
  4. Orlando
  5. Seattle, WA
  6. Louis, MO
  7. Atlanta, GA
  8. New Orleans, LA
  9. Birmingham, AL
  10. San Diego, CA
  11. Cincinnati, OH
  12. Scottsdale, AZ
  13. Boise, ID
  14. Portland, OR
  15. Lexington-Fayette, KY
  16. Miami
  17. Nashville, TN
  18. Houston, TX
  19. Corpus Christi, TX
  20. Oklahoma City, OK1
  21. Tulsa, OK
  22. San Antonio, TX
  23. Columbus, OH
  24. Denver, CO
  25. Raleigh, NC
  26. Petersburg
  27. Phoenix, AZ
  28. Pittsburgh, PA
  29. Albuquerque, NM
  30. Fort Wayne, IN
  31. Colorado Springs, CO
  32. Lincoln, NE
  33. Fort Worth, TX
  34. Plano, TX
  35. Louisville, KY
  36. Lubbock, TX
  37. El Paso, TX
  38. Omaha, NE
  39. Tucson, AZ
  40. Sacramento, CA
  41. Chesapeake, VA
  42. North Las Vegas, NV
  43. Chicago, IL
  44. Henderson, NV
  45. Kansas City, MO
  46. Winston-Salem, NC
  47. Hialeah
  48. Memphis, TN
  49. Philadelphia, PA
  50. Virginia Beach, VA
  51. Baton Rouge, LA
  52. Los Angeles, CA
  53. Indianapolis, IN
  54. Wichita, KS
  55. Durham, NC
  56. Irvine, CA
  57. Cleveland, OH
  58. Garland, TX
  59. Jersey City, NJ
  60. Minneapolis, MN
  61. New York, NY
  62. Jacksonville
  63. Arlington, TX
  64. San Jose, CA
  65. Madison, WI
  66. Reno, NV
  67. Milwaukee, WI
  68. Irving, TX
  69. Glendale, AZ
  70. Boston, MA
  71. Anaheim, CA
  72. Paul, MN
  73. Washington, DC
  74. Toledo, OH
  75. Stockton, TX
  76. Dallas
  77. Oakland, CA
  78. Charlotte, NC
  79. Greensboro, NC
  80. San Francisco, CA
  81. Chandler, AZ
  82. Norfolk, VA
  83. Gilbert, AZ
  84. Riverside, CA
  85. Long Beach, CA
  86. Anchorage, AK
  87. Fremont, CA
  88. Aurora, CO
  89. Detroit, MI
  90. Baltimore, MD
  91. Newark, NJ
  92. Chula Vista, CA
  93. Mesa, AZ
  94. Buffalo, NY
  95. Laredo, TX
  96. Bakersfield, CA
  97. Honolulu, HI
  98. Santa Ana, CA
  99. San Bernardino, CA
  100. Fresno, CA


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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