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Born on this day!! Actor Robert DeNiro is 77. Guitarist Gary Talley of The Box Tops is 73. “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes is 71. Actor Robert Joy (“CSI: NY”) is 69. Singer Kevin Rowland of Dexy’s Midnight Runners is 67. Country singer-songwriter Kevin Welch is 65. Bassist Colin Moulding of XTC is 65. Singer Belinda Carlisle of The Go-Go’s is 62. Actor Sean Penn is 60. Jazz saxophonist Everette Harp is 59. Guitarist Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses) is 58. Singer Maria McKee is 56. Drummer Steve Gorman of The Black Crowes is 55. Singer-bassist Jill Cunniff (Luscious Jackson) is 54. Actor David Conrad (“Ghost Whisperer,” “Relativity”) is 53. Actor Helen McCrory (“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”) is 52. Rapper Posdnuos of De La Soul is 51. Actor-singer Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block is 51. TV personality Giuliana Rancic (“Fashion Police,” ″E! News”) is 46. Actor Bryton James (“Family Matters”) is 34. Actor Brady Corbet (“24,” “Thirteen”) is 32. Actor Taissa Farmiga (“American Horror Story”) is 26.


1896 – Prospectors found gold in Alaska, a discovery that set off the Klondike gold rush.
1807 – Robert Fulton’s steamboat, the Clermont, began its trip up the Hudson River to Albany.
1863 – Fort Sumter, S.C. was bombarded by Union ships during the Civil War.
1945 – Indonesian nationalists proclaimed independence from the Netherlands.
1962 – 18-year-old Peter Fechter was shot and killed by guards at the Berlin Wall, spurring riots.
1969 – Hurricane Camille devastated the Gulf Coast, killing 248 people.
1978 – The first successful trans-Atlantic balloon flight landed outside of Paris.
1987 – Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler’s second in command, committed suicide.
2008 – U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps won his eighth gold medal, breaking the record set by Mark Spitz in the 1972 Games. Phelps also set the record for the most golds in a single Olympics.

Today Is: Baby Boomer’s Recognition Day, Black Cat Appreciation Day, Cupcake Day, I Love My Feet Day, Meaning of “Is” Day, National Nonprofit Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood  /  8:30 – Bob (Hearts) Abishola  /  9:00 – All Rise  /  10:00 – National Convention
NBC – 8:00  – American Ninja Warrior  /  10:00 – National Convention
ABC – 8:00 – Holey Moley II  /  9:00 – To Tell The Truth  /  10:00 – National Convention
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: Reese Witherspoon, guest host Kerry Washington
Jimmy Fallon: Tiffany Haddish, Jurnee Smollett, Orville Peck, Shania Twain
Stephen Colbert: Susan Rice, Sheryl Crow
Seth Meyers: Jason Sudeikis, Robert Costa, Thomas Land
James Corden: Bryan Cranston, Declan McKenna
Lilly Singh: Larry Wilmore, Quinta Brunson (R 5/5/20)
Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
Conan: Lauren Lapkus (R 7/13/20)
The View: Dr. Jill Biden (R 6/30/20)
The Talk: Shemar Moore, guest co-host Brigitte Nielsen (R 10/2/19)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Bear Grylls, “Science Bob” Pflugfelder (R)
Ellen DeGeneres: Steve Harvey, Zoë Kravitz, Ray Romano (R 1/13/20)
Wendy Williams: Dolores Catania, Margaret Josephs, chef Judy Joo (R 11/1/19)
The Real: Grace Byers, Waka Flocka, Tammy Rivera (R 3/9/20)
Kelly Clarkson: Boston Typewriter Orchestra, Mira Sorvino, Brandy, Jeremiah Brent
Tamron Hall: Jay Manuel, Nigel Barker, Stacy London

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

QUESTION: Did you know Hollywood is now SETTING NEW RECORDS?? More people are MOVING OUT OF L.A. than ever before!! Why? Take a guess!!


QUESTION: Worried about COVID, MURDER HORNETS and MEAT-EATING LIZARDS? Wait!! Pizzerias are running out of PEPPERONI AND CHEESE!!!! Nooooooo!!!!


QUESTION: Is TRUMP “dismantling the Post Office??” White House says, “no sorting machines will be dismantled before the election!!” So… cheat away!!!!


QUESTION: Where have they been filming THIS?? Lebron gives an emotional speech on the set of “Space Jam!!” He can’t believe he’s there!!! But… WE CAN!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Does BEING SEXY prevent women from ACHIEVING EQUALITY?? Feminist expert RUSSELL BRAND thinks so!! Listen as he “man-splains!!!!!”

Dennis Quaid Adopts Dennis Quaid

A Virginia animal shelter said a cat named Dennis Quaid will soon be on his way to a new happy home — with actor Dennis Quaid.  He said he happened to see a WSLS-TV story about a cat that shares his name at the Lynchburg Humane Society and decided he had to give the feline a home.  “It was really off the wall, but I just couldn’t resist. I had to,” Quaid told the TV station. “I’m out to save all the Dennis Quaids of the world.”  He said he recently launched a pet-themed podcast with Jimmy Jellinek and Dennis Quaid the cat will have a new home at the office they share.  “Maybe they should start naming animals in shelters after different celebrities and see who bites,” Quaid said.  Danielle Ulmer, the adoption center manager for the Lynchburg Humane Society, said staff were initially in disbelief.  “I was like there is no way this is real, like, someone is pranking us,” Ulmer said.
*****Now all he needs is a mangy wolfhound named “Randy Quaid!!”
******Cats are so self-centered!! He probably thinks Dennis was named after HIM!

Michael Jordan Shoes Sell Big

A pair of shoes worn by Michael Jordan during a 1985 exhibition game broke a world record when they sold for $615,000 at an auction.  Auction house Christie’s said the Nike Air Jordan 1 High sneakers, worn by the basketball legend during an exhibition game in Trieste, Italy, were autographed by Jordan and described by the auctioneer as “a one-of-a-kind Michael Jordan artifact.”  The shoes were billed as especially unique due to a shard of glass embedded in the sole of the left shoe as a result of Jordan shattering a glass backboard with a forceful slam dunk.  The $615,000 final price for the shoes broke a record set by another pair of the player’s shoes, which sold for $560,000 earlier in 2020.  Christie’s said another pair of Jordan’s shoes, worn during a 1992 game, sold for $112,500 as part of the same auction.
*******Just think what his jock would go for!!
******These shoes will come in handy for…. uh…. we’re thinking…
******Whoever bought these did NOT tell their wife!!

More Stars Join Fast Times Table Read

Sean Penn’s nonprofit CORE said Thursday that several celebrities will participate in a live virtual table read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts.  Along with co-founder Penn, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, Shia LaBeouf and Henry Golding, will participate in the reading of the 1982 teen film, the nonprofit CORE, which stands for Community Organized Relief Effort, announced on Instagram and Facebook posts.  The event will benefit CORE’s COVID-19 relief efforts and the REFORM alliance, focused on protecting the prison population from COVID-19, along with passing laws to reform the criminal justice system.  Comedian Dane Cook will host the charity event titled Feelin’ A Live: Fast Times At Ridgemont High to air on Aug. 20 at 9 p.m. ET on CORE’s official Facebook page and TikTok.
********Thanks for the warning! We’ll stay off the Internet that night!!
******Sean won’t be reading Spicoli!! (true) He’s too important for that now.
*****We hope Morgan Freeman reads Sean’s party! We want to hear him say “That’s gnarly, dude!!”

Meghan and Harry Fired Their Nanny After 2 Days

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry allegedly fired their son Archie’s night nurse on her second shift for being “unprofessional and irresponsible.”  The claim is being made in the book “Finding Freedom,” written by royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand. “Meghan and Harry felt they were forced to let the nurse go in the middle of her second night of work for being unprofessional and irresponsible,” wrote Scobie and Durand, as quoted by People magazine on Friday.  According to the authors, they hired a second night nurse who “did a fine job.” However, after their experience with the first nanny, “neither found themselves comfortable sleeping through the night without going to check on Archie regularly.”  The outlet reported Markle and Harry ultimately decided to take on the night duty themselves and hired a nanny just for during the day.
*********That’s a huge sacrifice!!! Most people have nannies on call day and night!! NOT!
*******If they’re hoping this book makes people like them more… they may be wrong!!
*******Meghan is calculating how many she has to kill to make Archie first in line for the throne!!

Kim and Kanye Rent Out Glamping Resort

In an attempt to fix their marriage, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian-West have rented out an entire 500-acre Colorado resort deep in the San Juan Mountains.  The Wests left Colorado’s Dunton River Camp earlier this week for the former cattle ranch along the Delores River, renting out the entire property for a whopping $43K per night. The high rate gave them exclusive access to the resort’s campfires, cabins, hot springs, hiking trails and everything else needed for a glamping getaway.  This latest family vacay follows a weeklong trip to the Dominican Republic where West was reunited with his four kids, North, 7, Saint, 4, Chicago, 2, and 15-month-old Psalm, after being holed up for weeks at his $14 million Wyoming ranch.  “They decided to travel together so they can be away in private,” a source told People, adding that the “focus is on their marriage.”
********It’s also easier for Kim to hide the body!!!
******His kids asked him, “Are you our daddy??”
******He’s also getting his transition team ready for when he wins in November!!!
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West go 'glamping' with their children in Colorado

Ellen’s Break-In Was An Inside Job

A burglary that took place at Ellen Degeneres’ $27 million home in Montecito, California, last month was an “inside job,” according to information obtained by The Sun.  Police at the time said only that the home was burglarized on July 4 due to its “celebrity status.”  But a newsletter from the Montecito Association sent to residents Aug 12. quoted a local sheriff telling residents that the crime was an “inside job.”  As a result, the neighborhood association — which includes high-net-worth celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Ariana Grande and recently, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry — told residents not to worry about more robberies taking place.  “If it had been a case of outsiders coming in and breaking and entering, I’d have alerted you to be on the lookout and lock up everything,” the newsletter read. “According to our very helpful Sheriff Lt. Arnoldi, that appears to be an inside job.”  An investigation is ongoing by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.
*********It was Portia, wasn’t it? You can tell us!!
******Ellen has so many enemies on her own staff, it could’ve been anyone!!
*****Come to think of it, have they searched Brad Garrett’s house???
UPDATE: ANOTHER ex-employee says “Ellen” was like “The Devil Wears Prada!!” GET THE STORY HERE!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!

Paris Boots Bandmate Boyfriend Gabriel Glenn!-(National Enquirer)

Paris Jackson, 22, has told boyfriend and bandmate Gabriel Glenn, 23, to “Beat It!”  the two split after two years together-but it’s not as if Paris didn’t warn us!  In a teaser for their Facebook Watch show, “Unfiltered,” the daughter of the late Michael Jackson noted:  “Gabe is a bull and I’m a ram, so we both have gnarly horns and we’re constantly butting heads!”

Liam’s Son Still Misses His Mom!-(Globe)

Lia Neeson’s eldest son, Micheal Neeson Richardson, confides he’s still not over the tragic death of his mother, actress Natasha Richardson, who lost her life at 45 in a 2009 skiing accident when he was 13.  “I think the pain was a little too overwhelming,” confesses the 25-year-old actor, who swapped his last name to hers as a loving tribute.  Now filming alongside his action-star dad in “Made in Italy”-about a father and son struggling with grief that painfully mirrors the famous family’s own heart-wrenching experience-he says his fave movie starring Natasha is Disney’s “The Parent Trap.”  “That’s more or less what she was like,” reveals the handsome performer.  “She was this sweet, amazing mother figure-my best friend.”

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“Your words have more power than you realize.  When you say something about yourself, whether it be good or bad, you give it life.”-Ashley Graham.

“In the first five minutes of the conversation, I felt like I’ve been knowing her all my life.”-On meeting Beyonce, Megan Thee Stallion.

“People are trying to assassinate me with liquor.”-On receiving too many free cocktails because of his hit single “One Margarita”, Luke Bryan.

“Anytime there’s a real crisis in the world, I’m, like, kind of an American hero-364 day a year, American coward.”-Joking about how his lifelong battle with anxiety prepared him for the pandemic, Jesse Eisenberg.

Justin Bieber:  Date Disaster!-(Star)

Still a baby-faced teen idol at the time, the “Sorry” crooner made a fool of himself when he took a girl out to an Italian restaurant-and spilled spaghetti all over her!  “It was terrible and embarrassing, and she never went out with me again,” Justin, 26, confessed.  He had better luck talking his reluctant ex-girlfriend Hailey Baldwin into dating him again when their paths crossed at a church conference in Miami in 2018.  “We were hanging out, and I was like, ‘I want us to just be friends,” shared the model, 23, adding that Justin made his agenda clear.  “He was like, ‘Yeah, here’s the thing:  We’re not going to be friends.’  And I was like, ‘Oh, is that so?’”  the duo tied the knot later that year.

Jen & Bradley’s Secret Romance-(Life & Style)

Going public!  Jennifer Garner and Bradley Cooper are dating, a source says after the pair were spotted building sandcastles with his daughter, Lea, 3, in Malibu on Aug. 4.  They first met while filming Alias in 2001 and have remained close over the years.  “The attraction was always there,” admits the source, “but they never acted on it because they were in relationships with other people.”  Until now!  The 48-year-old actress secretly split from CaliBurer CEO John Miller before LA went into lockdown, reveals the source, while the 45-year-old actor officially ended his engagement to model and baby mama Irina Shayk, 34, in June 2019.  “They’ve been there for each other through their own ups and downs,” says the source.  Jen’s ex-husband Ben Affleck, 48, even credits Bradley with helping him get sober.  “They just had to get the timing right,” explains the source.  “Bradley’s sober and a doting dad, Jen’s single and great with kids.  They’re a perfect match.”

Nadia Parkes & Tom Holland:  New Couple?-(People)

The Spider-Man:  Far from Home actor appears to have a new lady in his life:  Doctor Who actress Parkes.  The pair, both 24, shared photos from a golf date on Aug. 9.

Number of the Week-(In Touch)


-marriage proposals Martha Stewart got after posting a sultry pool selfie.



Old Stash Of Beer Found In Library

A Washington state library’s mystery section was found to contain a real-life enigma when removing a corner panel revealed a stash of beer and chewing gum from the 1980s.  The Walla Walla Public Library said employees have been performing renovations at the facility during the COVID-19 shutdown, and they recently removed a corner panel from the shelf housing the mystery book section and found a disintegrated paper bag containing five unopened cans of Hamm’s beer and an opened pack of Godzilla Heads gum.  Library officials said their research determined Godzilla Heads gum dates from the 1980s and the Hamm’s beer cans don’t include health warnings that were required from 1988 on, leading staff to believe the snack stash is more than 30 years old.  “It looked like somebody had just stashed it there and maybe thought they could get it later … but there was no way to get it out,” library director Erin Wells told CNN. “There were probably six beers that they bought and there was only five that we found so they might not have been thinking straight when they did it.”
********If you live in Walla Walla, Washington, you NEED a beer!!
*******The mystery section? We think it was Colonel Mustard in the library with a beer can!!
*******That Godzilla gum is worth big money to collectors!!

Aggressive Turkey On The Loose

Officials in a California said they are attempting to capture and relocate a wild turkey that was a longtime beloved resident before becoming so aggressive he forced the closure of a local park.  Residents of the Grand Lake neighborhood of Oakland said Gerald the turkey has been a longtime resident of the area and was beloved by locals before he started becoming territorial and aggressive toward humans earlier in the summer — about the time turkey mating season began.  Gerald’s behavior became so aggressive that city officials ordered the closing of the neighborhood’s Morcom Rose Garden.  “He’s still there,” Ann Dunn, director of Oakland Animal Services, told the East Bay Times. “A Department of Fish and Wildlife officer tried to trap him and couldn’t, so he gave up.”  Officials said efforts are underway to capture and relocate the turkey.
********Too bad he’s not the only turkey in Oakland!!
*******The pilgrims had a different way of dealing with turkeys!! Look it up!!
*******When a turkey is smarter than your city, what does that say??

Wild Boar Comes Out Of The Sea

A peaceful day on a German beach turned to chaos when a wild boar swam out of the Baltic Sea and ran loose through crowds of sunbathers.  A video shared by the Seebad Warnemunde resort on Facebook shows the boar coming out of the sea at a crowded beach in Schonagen, Schleswig-Holstein.  The footage shows a man attempt to ward the wild pig away from the crowds with a shovel, but the undeterred boar ran through the beach, sending sunbathers running for safety.  Witnesses said the boar eventually ran off down the coast.  The boar is believed to be the same animal earlier spotted swimming miles away, off the coast of Lower Saxony. Sailor Claus Schluter said he and his colleagues were unable to guide the boar out of the water and it was last seen swimming toward Schonagen.
********He’s the Mark Spitz of wild boars!!!
*******If he came out with water wings on, THAT would be weird!!
******Even the sharks were like, “WTF??”

Pumpkins Spell Out Message

A Michigan pumpkin farm awaiting its fall reopening remodeled its 13-acre corn maze with a timely message: “COVID GO AWAY.”  Johnson’s Giant Pumpkins in Saginaw said the corn maze was remodeled in anticipation of the business’ planned reopening Sept. 12. The farm said in a Facebook post that guests will be able to send a message to the coronavirus by visiting the maze when it opens.  “Stomp out ‘COVID GO AWAY’ as you wander through the 13-acre corn maze this fall,” the farm said in a Facebook post. Owner Gerald Johnson said the message should also serve as a reminder to be safe as the virus continues to spread.  See it HERE.
*******We understand that corn prevents the spread of COVID. (Our guess is as good as Fauci’s!!)
*****If you go into THIS maze, you may not come out!!
*******If you make it to the end of the maze, you get your job, your friends and your health back!!







8 Stats That Show How Coronavirus Has Changed Our Spending Habits

Huffington Post


  1. A Third Of Americans Are Stress-Spending

With a global pandemic at hand, it’s no surprise that many people are feeling more stressed out than usual. There are many different coping strategies for stress, and for some, it’s spending money.

A recent survey by Credit Karma found that 35% of respondents made impulse buys to deal with stress during the coronavirus.

Among those who said they’ve made impulse purchases, close to half (45%) said they spend money because of stress at least once a week. Another 17% make impulse buys daily.

The survey also found that nearly one in five (18%) respondents are actually spending more now than they were before the pandemic.


  1. Entertainment And Alcohol Make Up Half Of All Nonessential Spending

Though you’re probably spending less money going out to bars and movies (like, none at all), there’s a good chance your spending on other escapist activities has increased.

Americans are spending the most nonessential money on entertainment (29%) and alcohol (23%) right now, according to a survey by WalletHub. Eighteen percent of respondents admitted that they’re actually overspending on nonessentials as well.


  1. Online Shopping Is Up 60% Over Last Year

With more time stuck at home and most nonessential stores closed down, Americans have taken their shopping online. Online sales of consumer packaged goods are up 60% over the same week last year, according to Nielsen data for the week ending April 25.

Of the items purchased online, food is up the most: 86% for the one-week period ending April 25 versus the same week in 2019. That’s followed by household care (up 51%), health and beauty care (up 49%), pet care (up 24%) and baby care (up 23%).


  1. Hand Sanitizer Sales Grew More Than Any Other Item In Stores

Though we’re forced to do more shopping online, essential businesses are still open to the public ― and the one item that’s seen the biggest surge in sales at physical stores is hand sanitizer.

Hand sanitizer takes the number one spot for in-store week-over-week sales growth. Last week, it held the third position but rose as people restocked their health and safety products. Sales of the stuff have also increased a whopping 420% over a year ago, according to Nielsen.

Behind hand sanitizer, the fastest-growing in-store purchases are oat milk (up 308% over the previous year), fresh meat alternatives (up 224%), baking powder (up 170%) and aerosol disinfectants (up 158%).


  1. Frozen Items Are The Most-Purchased Foods

As Americans worry about limiting their trips to the grocery store and potential disruptions to food supply chains, many are focused on buying foods that keep for a long time.

Not surprisingly, frozen foods are the top growing in-store purchases (up 47% year over year), according to Nielsen data. That’s followed by meat (up 41%) and dairy (up 32%) as consumers continue to load up on food staples.


  1. Spending On Transportation Is Way Down

Not only are we spending more time in isolation, but attitudes toward public transportation have also shifted considerably in the past month, according to a survey by IBM.

More than 20% of respondents who regularly relied on buses, subways or trains said they no longer will, while another 28% said they will likely use public transportation less often.

Ride-sharing apps are also suffering. More than half of those surveyed who had used ride-sharing apps and services said they will stop using them completely or use them less. Only 24% said they will stop using taxis and other traditional car services.

Just over 17% of respondents said they will rely on their personal vehicles to get around, with about one in four saying that that will be their exclusive mode of transportation going forward.

Many of those who were in the market for a new car are now waiting on the purchase, with about a quarter saying they plan to hold off for more than six months.


  1. 40% Of Spenders Rely On Contactless Payment

There have been concerns over physical cash and its potential to spread the coronavirus. In light of this, consumers are turning to technology to mitigate their risk.

Nearly 40% of respondents said they are likely to use contactless payment options via their mobile device or credit card when shopping, according to the IBM survey.


  1. A Quarter Of Shoppers Are Buying More From Local Businesses

With mandatory shutdown orders for nonessential businesses, even major retailers are feeling the pinch. Smaller mom and pop shops are especially hurting financially, which has prompted some people to prioritize shopping locally.

Some 25% of respondents in the IBM survey said they are now shopping more often at locally owned stores and buying more locally made, grown or sourced products.


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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