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Born on this day!! Actor Vera Miles is 91. Actor Barbara Eden is 90. Satirist Mark Russell is 89. Actor Richard Sanders (“WKRP In Cincinnati”) is 81. Country singer Rex Allen Jr. is 74. Singer Linda Thompson is 74. Actor David Robb (“Downton Abbey”) is 74. Country fiddler-singer Woody Paul of Riders in the Sky is 72. Actor Shelley Long is 72. Singer-actor Rick Springfield is 72. Actor-producer Mark Hudson (The Hudson Brothers) is 70. Actor Skipp Sudduth (“The Good Wife”) is 65. Guitarist Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots is 60. Singer-bassist Ira Dean of Trick Pony is 52. Actor Jay Mohr is 51. Actor Ray Park (“X-Men,” ″The Phantom Menace”) is 47. Actor Scott Caan (“Hawaii Five-0”) is 45. Singer Julian Casablancas of The Strokes is 43. Actor Joanna Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”) is 41. Actor Jaime Lee Kirchner (“Bull”) is 40. Musician Sky Blu of LMFAO is 35. Actor Kimberly Matula (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 33.


1305 – Scottish leader and national hero, William Wallace, was executed in London.
1914 – Japan declared war on Germany in World War I.
1926 – Silent film star Rudolph Valentino died in New York at age 31.
1927 – Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed for the murders of two men during a 1920 robbery, despite worldwide protests.
1939 – Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression treaty.

Today Is: Day For The Remembrance of The Slave Trade & Its Abolition, Go Topless Day, Ride The Wind Day, Valentino Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood  /  8:30 – Bob Hearts Abishola  /  9:00 – Young Sheldon  /  9:30 – Bob Hearts Abishola  /  10:00 – NCIS Los Angeles
NBC – 8:00  – American Ninja Warrior  /  10:00 – The Wall
ABC – 8:00 – Bachelor In Paradise  /  10:00 – Ultimate Surfer
FOX – 8:00 –  Hell’s Kitchen  /  9:00 – House Broken  / 9:30 – Duncanville
CW – 8:00 –  Roswell New Mexico  /  9:00 – Republic Of Sarah

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Kelly Clarkson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Bakar
Stephen Colbert: Alan Alda, Gabriel Iglesias (R 8/11/21)
Seth Meyers: Sean Penn, Jerome Flood II
James Corden: Jason Momoa, Lorde
The View: Brian Kelly (R 7/1/21)
The Talk: Milo Ventimiglia, Denise Richards, guest co-host David Begnaud (R 5/17/21)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Josh Duhamel, Awkwafina, Vivica A. Fox, Joseph Yoon, Jon Batiste
Ellen DeGeneres: Mary J. Blige, Jas Leverette, I Don’t Know How But They Found Me (R 2/23/21)
Wendy Williams: Michael Che (R 5/7/21)
The Real: Ray J, Trina, guest co-host Rachel Lindsay (R 2/8/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Carnie, Wendy, Lola & Brian Wilson, Amy Poehler, Masked Wolf (R 6/24/21)
Tamron Hall: Lance Bass, Michael Turchin, Cecily Strong, Marsai Martin, Iain Armitage
Drew Barrymore: Zooey Deschanel, Karolina Kurkova (R 11/9/20)

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

QUESTION: Are you ready to be ORDERED to take the vaccine?? The FDA could approve the Pfizer jab TODAY, which the gov says will lead to MORE MANDATES!!!!


QUESTION: Trouble in paradise?? Meghan and Harry LOSE 700,000 Instagram followers, while Wills and Kate hit a new HIGH of 13 million!!!! WINNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Facemasks??? WHAT facemasks??? The Ruling Class don’t need no facemasks!! This maskless event took place in a Covid-filled county!! Whatever!!!
Vid shows hoards of maskless people at apparent Pelosi DCCC event

QUESTION: Ever wonder why anyone would need a semi-auto weapon with a big magazine?? Check this video of a homeowner firing on FOUR ROBBERS!! (They ran)
The doorbell camera footage then shows two of the men (pictured) with their faces covered with bandanas, as they make their way to the front doorstep

QUESTION: Will she name her baby “Uncle Sam??” An Afghan refugee goes into labor on a cargo plane, and safely delivers thanks to quick-thinking pilots!!

NYC Concert Cut Short

Saturday’s We Love NYC Homecoming Concert was cut short due to thunder storms and lightning related to Hurricane Henri.  Jennifer Hudson, Andrea Bocelli, the New York Philharmonic, Earth, Wind & Fire, Carlos Santana, Rob Thomas, Journey, Wyclef Jean, Scorpio, Spliff Star, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, LL Cool J and Remy Ma were among the early performers at the event, which was supposed to last about five hours, but ended after two.  Barry Manilow was singing “I Can’t Smile Without You” when the announcement came, telling the crowd of about 60,000 people, who were vaccinated for COVID-19, to clear the field and seek shelter. Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Patti Smith and the Killers never made it to the stage.
*********Wait… the vaccine doesn’t make you lightning-proof??
*******It HAD to end with Barry Manilow????
********The New York attitude: “Like we needed this!!!!”
*****The show was ended before the stabbings could start!!!

Britney Spears Gets Her Dogs Back

Britney Spears’ dogs have reportedly been brought back to her home after days of questions about their health and care.   Controversy erupted after her dogs reportedly fell so ill that a housekeeper decided to bring them on an emergency trip to the vet. Since then, they have been staying with a dog sitter as they get back to good health and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office investigates an alleged physical altercation between Spears and the housekeeper that stemmed from the vet visit.  Now, TMZ is reporting that the dogs have been returned to Spears’ care roughly two weeks after the vet visit and staying with a dog sitter who has been under her employ for a little while. The housekeeper, meanwhile, is reportedly no longer working for her.  TMZ previously reported that the housekeeper became concerned after both dogs appeared dehydrated and were allegedly seen eating table scraps, leading to concerns about their nutrition. It was extra worrying for one of the dogs given that it suffers from a digestive issue and that has put both dogs on a special diet that requires a specific type of food.   The Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that Spears was accused by the housekeeper of hitting them on the arm during an altercation about their decision to bring the dogs to the vet. Spears, however, denied ever getting physical with her housekeeper in a statement.
*********Now that the dogs are back, a reporter asked about her kids.. and she said, “Kids? What kids??”

The Queen Is Preparing For A Fight

Queen Elizabeth is “getting lawyered up” in response to repeated attacks from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, according to a report.  “The feeling, coming right from the top, is that enough is enough,” a royal source told the paper, and The Sun reported Senior palace aides are in talks with libel experts.  “There is a limit to how much will be accepted and the Queen and royal family can only be pushed so far,” the source went on. “They are getting lawyered up. Harry and Meghan will be made aware and know repeated attacks will not be tolerated.”  In an interview with Oprah, Markle said life with the royals left her not wanting to “be alive anymore.”  The queen’s team is considering sending legal warnings to Penguin Random House, which next year will publish Prince Harry’s memoir.  “If someone were named in the book and accused of something directly, that could be a libel and also infringe their rights to a private family life,” the source went on. “There are concerns that the American public are falling for what Harry and Meghan say.”
********Not us!!!
*****Harry and Meghan consider themselves the King and Queen of THE WORLD!!!
******Meghan had emotional issues when she realized there wasn’t enough “sucking up” by the royal family!!!
******If the Queen wins a libel suit, Harry and Meghan will be beheaded!!!
*****Andrew sent them a letter thanking them for taking the spotlight off HIM!!!

Bennifer 2.0 Takes Family Out For Date Night

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck shared a smooch during a family trip to see “Hamilton” at Los Angeles’ Pantages Theater.  They were joined by Affleck’s daughters, Violet, 15, and Seraphina, 12, and J Lo’s twins, Max and Emme, 13.  TMZ reports that as soon as the curtain closed at the end of the show, Bennifer shared a kiss — through their masks. Affleck also reportedly kept his arms draped around her as they exited the venue.  Despite being accompanied by two movie stars, the group reportedly went largely unnoticed, as they entered just as the house lights were lowered.  Lopez and Affleck rekindled their romance in April, just a month after she ended her two-year engagement to Alex Rodriguez.
********Jennifer’s mask has a picture of her butt… so it’s easy for Ben to kiss!!
*******This blended family excursion sounds pretty special.. until you remember that she did the same thing with A Rod’s kids!!
*******Right now, her publicist is scripting the breakup!!!

Prince Harry Flies Private Again

After three months after lecturing the world on climate change, Prince Harry decided to take a private jet home from his charity polo event in Aspen last week, rather than fly commercial on the two-hour flight home to his mansion in Montecito, California.  Harry, who told Oprah Winfrey: “Kids growing up in today’s world, pretty depressing, right, depending on where you live, your home country is either on fire, it’s either underwater, houses or forests are being flattened” thought nothing of hopping on board his pal Marc Ganzi’s $60 million Gulfstream jet to go home to wife Meghan Markle and two children.  “This appears to be enormously hypocritical, given all his talk about climate change,” royal author Tom Quin told The Sun.  “Harry seems to see himself as someone who guides the rest of the world and that his own behavior isn’t relevant. It is a huge blind spot.”  The Daily Mail estimated the two-hour flight “could have emitted as much as 10 tons of CO2” into the atmosphere.  He seems to not practice what he preaches and in the past has taken four private jet flights in 11 days, including to a climate change summit in Sicily and six private jet flights in 2019.
******He can’t fly around with the Little People while he’s SAVING THE WORLD!!! Simply isn’t done!!!
********Isn’t this how socialism always works?? Everyone gets the same thing… except for the people at the top, who need special privileges while they do the hard work of running everything!!!
********In our opinion, he can take as many private flights as he wants… as long as he shuts up!!!
*******Playing polo, flying on private jets… no wonder he doesn’t want to be a royal anymore!! It’s a terrible lifestyle!!

Kylie Jenner Pregnant

Kylie Jenner is pregnant with her second baby, multiple sources confirmed, and as she prepares to welcome another child with Travis Scott, she has been “enjoying her pregnancy in private,” a source says.  “Kylie is a few months along. She has a cute bump. She is beyond excited,” says the source.  “She has been wanting to give Stormi a sibling for a while. She loves being a mom. She is thrilled that she and Travis are pregnant again,” adds the insider. “She has been enjoying her pregnancy in private. She has only spent time with close friends and family.”  Daughter Stormi Webster turned 3 in February. Though Jenner and Scott split back in October 2019 after two years of dating, they remained friendly and often spent time together as they co-parented their firstborn. Jenner’s desire for more kids is a topic she’s previously been candid about. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians alum told a fan in 2019 that she “can’t wait to have more babies,” then in a January 2020 YouTube video, she said she envisions “for sure having four kids” but doesn’t “have a timeline to this.”
*********We love the fact that she’s being a private person!!! Can we keep it that way???


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Blake’s In Kelly’s Corner!-(National Enquirer)

Fuming Kelly Clarkson isn’t done playing hardball with estranged hubby Brandon Blackstock, sources said-after dumping him as her manager, she’s convinced close pal Blake Shelton to do the same!  Insiders say Blake, who’s been Brandon’s client since 2010, is actively seeking new management in the wake of Kelly’s bitter bust-up!  “Blake didn’t want to be the last star standing with Blackstock and his dad, [Narvel],” an insider snitched.  “And more than anything else, he’s got Kelly’s back.”

Kate’s Confusing Marriage Bust-Up-(Globe)

“Blue Crush” star Kate Bosworth and husband, director Michael Polish, 50, are calling it quits after nearly eight years of marriage-but the 38-year-old actress’ strange explanation for their bust-up takes more twists and turns than a surfer riding a wild wave.  Insisting their “hearts are full, as we have never been so enamored and deeply grateful for one another as we do in this decision to separate,” she confides they’ve “chosen love, every time” and “hold hands as tightly today as we entangled fingers on our wedding day.  Our eyes look more deeply into one another with more courage now.  In the process of letting go, we have come to acknowledge that our love will never end.”  She maintains, “The love deepens, the heart expands.”  Sounds more like a vow renewal, no?

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“I literally shoved [Matt Damon] full-force out of the way, leapt over a couch….ran over to him, and was like, ‘Pivot!’”-On meeting her hero David Schwimmer, Abigail Breslin.

Catwoman was one of the biggest paydays of my whole life….there’s nothing wrong with that.”-On not being ashamed of her critically panned 2004 film, Halle Berry.

“I live with [a troll.]  My wife [Blake Lively] trolls the crap out of me.”-On whether he’s ever been trolled online, Ryan Reynolds.

May the Force Be With You-(Star)

July 14

Kelly Clarkson took River, 7, and Remington, 5, to Walt Disney World.  “Oh my gosh, ya’ll, the Star Wars rides are where it’s at,” the singer declared, posing in front of an army of Stormtroopers.

Taking the Cake-(Life & Style)

Aug. 11

What a sweet surprise!  Chris Hemsworth proudly showed off the surfing-inspired confection his kids-India, 9, and 7-year-old twins Tristan and Sasha-made in celebration of Dad’s 38th birthday.  “Had an epic day with the family,” the Shark Beach star raved, “and succeeded in devouring 75% of this awesome cake…before collapsing into a giant, sugary heap of joy.”


Run the World star Amber Stevens West, 34, welcomed her second child, Winona “Winnie” Marie, with her husband, actor Andrew J. West, 37.  The two also share daughter Ava Laverne, 2.

Fierce Photo Shoot-(In Touch)

I’ve spent so many years trying to improve whatever I’ve done that I’m at a point where I not longer need to compete with myself,” Beyonce-who turns 40 on Sept. 4-says, “I have no interest in searching backwards.”



Last Lottery Ticket Wins Big

A Maryland man said the split-second decision to buy the last scratch-off lottery ticket in a roll paid off when he scored a $100,000 jackpot.  The 70-year-old man told Maryland Lottery officials that he normally buys only one ticket at a time in the evening, and he decided upon a $10 scratch-off when he visited Wheaton Winery in Silver Spring.  “I was in the mood for a $10 scratch ticket so I picked $1,000 Loaded,” the man said.  The player said a snap decision led to his breaking with routine and buying more than one ticket.  “When the clerk handed me my ticket, I saw that there was only one left. Something told me to buy that last ticket,” he said.  That “something” turned out to be a lucky impulse, as the second ticket turned out to be a $100,000 winner.
********You should always follow your first impulse!! That’s why we grabbed that huge donut this morning!!
******The lottery is like dating… you can’t win if you don’t play!!
*****People win the lottery in many different ways!! It’s almost like it’s… random!!!

Coyote Invades Classroom

Animal control officers were called to a California school when an intellectually curious coyote entered the building and wandered into a classroom.  Teachers and administrators at the Our Lady of Lourdes school in the Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles said they were in the hallway waiting for students to arrive about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday when the coyote wandered into an eighth-grade classroom.  The coyote was safely removed from the building by animal control officers.  “We’re considering a new mascot,” the school joked in a Facebook post.  Wildlife expert Jennifer Brent said coyotes and other wild animals are wandering into urban areas in increasing numbers due to drought conditions caused by climate change.  See the pic HERE.
*******The coyote was in the classroom because.. CLIMATE CHANGE?? Sure….
******Yes, CLIMATE CHANGE… and we left the door open!!
******We know it’s climate change, because L.A. used ti be a rainforest a few years ago!!!

Baby Shark Born Without A Dad

Officials at an Italian aquarium said a baby smooth-hound shark was born in a tank in which only females are kept in what might be the first documented case of asexual reproduction for the species.  The Acquario Cala Gonone in Sardinia said the baby, dubbed Isperia, was born in a tank in which only two female smooth-hound sharks have lived for the past decade.  The aquarium said officials suspect the shark was born via a process known as parthenogenesis, which involves a polar cell, which contains a duplicate of an egg’s DNA, fertilizing the egg in the absence of sperm.  Marine biologists at the aquarium said they have sent samples for testing to confirm whether Isperia is a genetic clone of her mother.  Parthenogenesis has previously been observed in three species of shark: the bonnethead, the blacktip shark and the zebra shark.
*******Also in certain Hollywood families!!!
********This may be the only way that Ellen DeGeneris can reproduce!!!
*******Are we sure that the other “female” is actually a “female??”

Body Turns Out To Be Resting Swimmer

Authorities in Oklahoma said they were called out on a report of “a body in the river,” but when they reached the supposed corpse they discovered the swimmer was very much alive and merely relaxing in the shallow water.  The Tulsa Fire Department said in a Twitter post that crews responded alongside the Tulsa Police Department and EMS when callers reported “a body in the river.”  “We launched a boat and discovered that the man was just lying in the water,” the tweet said.  A video included in the post shows the man sitting up when firefighters reached him and started checking for signs of life.  “The river is low, but still potentially dangerous in areas. Please stay safe and find alternate ways to stay cool!” the post said.  See the video HERE.
********Yeah, it’s dangerous to lie down in shallow water!!!
******People are little jumpy right now!!!
******He didn’t take a shower that day, so he just washed up on shore!!!






A journaling exercise

Jack Turban, a fellow in child and adolescent psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, said he starts the day off with a journaling exercise to decrease anxiety.

“First, I write out my tasks for the day, which helps alleviate any worries I have about forgetting something,” he said. “Next, I jot down a mantra ― a short, positive phrase that I’m going to repeat to myself throughout the day. Lastly, I add a few things that I’m grateful for and a few things that I’m excited about to begin my day on a positive note.”

Journaling every morning can feel comforting as it offers a sense of routine, which may help alleviate the anxiety that comes with unpredictability. If Turban’s prompts don’t feel like a fit for you, spend a few minutes after you wake up to write down your thoughts, a to-do list or just whatever makes you happy.


Walk outside for a few minutes

Spending time outdoors can be profoundly calming and uplifting.

“When I wake up in the morning, I typically take my dog for a walk. We walk together for about 10 to 15 minutes, which is just enough to start the day with some activity and a good decompression,” said Jessica Gold, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

She sometimes listens to podcasts on her walk, such as Lucy Kalanithi’s “Gravity” or Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert,” which helps her relax and de-stress, she said.


Concentrate on the present moment by engaging the senses

“When I wake up stressed, I actively give myself permission to enjoy the start of my morning while not thinking about whatever the stressor is,” said Neha Chaudhary, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital.

She spends at least 10 minutes quieting her mind and grounding herself in the present moment.

“I focus on the sensations I’m experiencing from my morning coffee, from the smell to the taste to the warmth of the mug in my hands,” Chaudhary said. “Sometimes, I’ll also listen to soothing music.”

Taking some time to refocus your attention from your stressors to the present can be very soothing and therapeutic, even if it’s just for a small period of time.


Read or listen to something inspirational

When you wake up, reach for something that inspires you and brings you joy. It can be reading passages of an inspirational book, listening to affirmations or hearing a talk from a leader you admire.

“Engaging in something positive that sets the precedent is better than an intervention in the midst of midday stress,” said Riana Elyse Anderson, an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Anderson said she personally does this by reading a devotional from the Bible that helps her set the tone for the day, but your choice may look different.


Sit in your stress for a while

This may sound counterintuitive and uncomfortable, but the point is to normalize the feeling ― because stress is natural, and you’re not alone.

“I take up to 10 minutes every morning after I wake up to feel any negative, heavy or stressful feelings I may have before the day starts,” said Brittany Johnson, a therapist in New Albany, Indiana. “I use mindfulness to visualize my thoughts and feelings as words or images that I am pushing away.”


Set boundaries right away

Setting limits gives you agency and helps lift your mood.

“When I wake up stressed, I focus on setting boundaries,” said Rebecca Leslie, a psychologist in Atlanta. “I will intentionally wait to respond to emails, phone calls and texts until I have taken time to check in with myself and cultivate calmness.”

Enforcing boundaries for yourself and learning to take a break without guilt decreases stress and prevents burnout. Having limits in place also frees you up for more opportunity to do the work and activities you are excited about.


Take a few deep breaths

Kristin Meekhof, therapist and co-author of “A Widow’s Guide to Healing,” said she engages in deep breathing to embrace self-care and let go of stress. One of her favorite soothing practices is called “alternate nostril breathing.” The technique, outlined below, only takes five minutes:

  • Step 1:Press both nostrils with your pinky finger and thumb and hold your breath for four seconds.
  • Step 2:Open your right nostril and exhale for four seconds.
  • Step 3:Inhale through your right nostril for four seconds.
  • Step 4:Close both nostrils and hold your breath for four seconds.
  • Step 5:Open your left nostril and exhale for four seconds.
  • Step 6:Inhale through your left nostril for four seconds.
  • Step 7:Repeat for five minutes.


Cuddle in bed

“Before jumping out of bed in a hurry, slow down and cuddle. Whether it’s a soft blanket, partner, pet, cuddling helps relax the nervous system and decreases stress,” said Katelyn Anderson, a therapist and founder of Equip Sleeping Co. “I spend the first five minutes after waking up to cuddle in bed as a way to ground myself before a hectic day.”

Cuddling releases endorphins ― known as “feel good” chemicals ― that help reduce anxiety and boost happiness, she said. Sink into your comfiest clothing and nourish your body with a daily snuggle session.


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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