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Born on this day!! Actor Nehemiah Persoff (“Some Like It Hot”) is 102. Keyboardist Garth Hudson of The Band is 84. Singer Kathy Lennon of The Lennon Sisters is 78. Actor Joanna Cassidy is 76. Actor Kathryn Harrold is 71. Actor Butch Patrick (“The Munsters”) is 68. Music producer and Garbage drummer Butch Vig is 66. Singer Mojo Nixon is 64. Actor Victoria Jackson (“Saturday Night Live”) is 62. Actor Apollonia is 62. Actor Cynthia Stevenson (“Men in Trees,” ″Hope and Gloria”) is 59. Actor Mary-Louise Parker is 57. Director-actor Kevin Smith (“Clerks,” ″Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”) is 51. Actor Sam Worthington (“Terminator Salvation”) is 45. Actor Edward Furlong is 44. “Today” meteorologist Dylan Dreyer is 40. Actor Marci Miller (“Days of Our Lives”) is 36. Singer Charli XCX is 29. Actor Hallie Eisenberg is 29.


1790 – The first U.S. census was completed, showing a population of 3,929,214 people.
1876 – Wild Bill Hickok was murdered in Deadwood, S.D.
1909 – The first Lincoln penny was issued.
1923 – Warren G. Harding, the 29th president of the United States, died in San Francisco.
1943 – PT-109, a torpedo boat commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy, was sunk off the Solomon Islands by a Japanese destroyer.
1945 – The Potsdam Conference, in which Allied leaders planned the postwar governance of Germany, ended.
1990 – The Persian Gulf War broke out when Iraq invaded Kuwait.

Today Is: Assistance Dog Day, National Coloring Book Day, National Rap Music Day, Take A Penny/Leave A Penny Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood  /  8:30 – Bob Hearts Abishola  /  9:00 – Young Sheldon  /  9:30 – United States Of AI  /  10:00 – NCIS Los Angeles
NBC – 8:00  – Tokyo Olympics
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelorette /  10:00 – Celebrity Dating Game
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 Kimmel: Margot Robbie, John Cena, James Gunn, Metta World Peace, PnB Rock featuring Swae Lee & Pink Sweat$, guest host Anthony Anderson (R 7/21/21)
Jimmy Fallon: Pre-empted
Stephen Colbert: Jason Sudeikis, Yola (R 7/20/21)
Seth Meyers: Pre-empted
James Corden: Tiffany Haddish, Dominic Fike (R 5/3/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Duran Duran
The View: Mary L. Trump
The Talk: Guest co-host DeVon Franklin
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Idris Elba, Josh Peck, guest co-host Katie Lowes
Ellen DeGeneres: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Ingrid Andress (R 1/25/21)
Wendy Williams: Gary Owen (R 6/10/21)
The Real: Bebe Rexha (R 5/11/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Jennifer Garner, Nico Hiraga, Max featuring Lil’ Mosey & Olivia O’Brien (R 3/16/21)
Tamron Hall: Rebecca Minkoff
Drew Barrymore: Brené Brown, Pilar Valdes (R 4/5/21)

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

QUESTION: Having relationship trouble in the pandemic?? That’s why more and more people have an ex on the “back burner..” JUST IN CASE!!(62 percent!!!!!)


QUESTION: Is California about to become America’s first BACON-FREE STATE?? New animal welfare laws next year could eliminate pork in the golden state!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Does America have a GUN PROBLEM?? No!! We have a BULLET PROBLEM!!! Ammunition is selling out everywhere.. even the cops don’t have enough!


QUESTION: How was YOUR birthday party?? Meghan Markle hired OPRAH’S PARTY PLANNER and did a small dinner for 65, with “locally-sourced” food and wine!!!


QUESTION: How can a movie with THE ROCK and EMILY BLUNT about a DISNEYLAND RIDE be a FLOP?? “Jungle Cruise” took in a mere $35 mil this weekend!!!!

“We’re gonna need a bigger boat!!!”

Bob Odenkirk Suffered Minor Heart Attack

Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk announced on Twitter that he is recovering from a “small heart attack.”  He collapsed earlier this week on the show’s New Mexico set.  “Hi. It’s Bob. Thank you. To my family and friends who have surrounded me this week. And for the outpouring of love from everyone who expressed concern and care for me. It’s overwhelming. But I feel the love and it means so much,” Odenkirk tweeted Friday.  “I had a small heart attack. But I’m going to be ok thanks to Rosa Estrada and the doctors who knew how to fix the blockage without surgery. Also, AMC and SONYs support and help throughout this has been next-level. I’m going to take a beat to recover but I’ll be back soon.”
******Hell, we had a minor heart attack in the middle of the show last week!! We just kept on goin’!!!
******Is there really such thing as a “minor” heart attack???
******Better Call Saul!! His number is “911!!!”

Dolly Parton Invests Her Royalties In Black Neighborhood

Dolly Parton was so blown away the first time she heard Whitney Houston’s version of her 1973 song, “I Will Always Love You” in Houston’s 1992 movie, “The Bodyguard,” that she told Oprah Winfrey last year she had to pull over the car she was driving so she wouldn’t crash it.  Houston’s version, which became one of the all-time biggest singles, also netted Parton, who’s a world-class songwriter in addition to being a singer, about $10 million in royalties in the 1990s and the checks keep coming.  Parton had a great idea about how to spend that money: She used it to help a Black neighborhood in Nashville.  “I bought my big office complex down in Nashville,” she told Andy Cohen on Thursday’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live” (via Yahoo). “So I thought, ‘well this is a wonderful place to be.’”  “I bought a property down in what was the Black area of town, and it was mostly just Black families and people that lived around there,” she continued. “And it was off the beaten path from 16th Avenue and I thought, ‘Well I am going to buy this place, the whole strip mall.’ And thought, ‘This is the perfect place for me to be,’ considering it was Whitney.”  “So I just thought this was great, I’m just gonna be down here with her people, who are my people as well,” Parton said. “And so I just love the fact that I spent that money on a complex. And I think, ‘This is the house that Whitney built.’”
******The people in the neighborhood said, “Who the f*ck is Dolly Parton??”
*****The other half said, “Who’s Whitney Houston?? Is she like Cardi B??”
*****”Hey, you know that old white lady with the big boobs?? She’s famous!!!”
****Dolly is a great philanthropist!! Not only did she buy a strip mall in their neighborhood, she might actually go there someday!!
*****Every year on her birthday, she passes out menthol cigarettes!!

Flip Or Flop Resumes Taping

Flip or Flop” is back in production one week after Tarek El Moussa allegedly blew up on ex-wife and co-star Christina Haack.  They started filming together again on Thursday, PEOPLE reports. Haack shared photos from the set that same day, revealing her “morning glam” with a selfie as well as some cabinet and tile samples from the show’s current flip.  El Moussa’s fiancée, Heather Rae Young from Netflix’s “Selling Sunset,” also shared a selfie with her future hubby on Instagram revealing she would be joining him on set for the day.  El Moussa allegedly lost it on his ex because he didn’t like the way she signaled it was time for them to get back to work. El Moussa allegedly launched into a verbal assault, going so far as to call the mother of his two children — daughter Taylor, 10, and son Brayden, 5 — a “washed-up loser.”  As if that wasn’t bad enough, El Moussa also allegedly compared Haack to his current fiancée, Young, saying she was “hotter and wealthier.”  Haack and El Moussa finalized their divorce in Jan. 2018 — just over a year after they officially split in Dec. 2016 following an incident involving a gun and a 911 call.
********Don’t flip… but their marriage was a flop!!!
*****The big question: why does the audience still love watching these two, as if they’re still a couple??

Kanye West Still Living In Stadium, Hires Private Chef

Kanye West, who’s been living in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium while he finishes his latest, delayed album “Donda”, now has a contract in place with the venue to stay there while he finishes up his music.  West was essentially squatting at the stadium after hosting a massive listening party there, and then deciding to take up residence in the massive 71,000-seat arena to put the finishing touches on the recording.  He shared an image on social media of the cinderblock room where he is presumably staying, which includes just a twin bed, a TV and a small closet.  But sources say he has now also brought in a private chef. Reports have said West will now release the record on Aug. 6. We noticed that Atlanta’s NFL squad, the Falcons, has a ticketed practice at the stadium on Aug. 7. West has already been at the stadium during a pro soccer game. A rep for the stadium told The New York Post: “We aren’t at liberty to divulge any details as it relates to Mr. West’s stay at the stadium.”
*****He hired a chef, because he’s tired of eating those stadium hot dogs and nachos!!
*******Once in awhile, the teams send some cheerleaders up to his room to check on him!!
********He’s in a small cinderblock room, but all in all, it’s better than living with the Kardashians!!!

Oprah Sells Off Washington Estate

Oprah Winfrey has quietly sold her 43-acre waterfront estate on Orcas Island for $14 million in an off-market deal.  Located in Washington state and known as Madroneagle, the media, business and philanthropic mogul scored big after initially purchasing the home in 2018 for $8.3 million, property records show.  The deal marks the highest price ever paid for an Orcas Island property, located north of Seattle, sources familiar with the sale told the Biz Journal.  The main home, which is made up of four bedrooms and three baths, spans over 10,200 square feet, all of which was essentially gutted by Oprah in a remodel.  The compound includes several other houses, a half-mile of waterfront and beach views, a greenhouse, an expansive shop and a mother-in-law apartment.  Amenities include an entertainment room, wine cellar, library, large office, sauna and an Asian garden.  Winfrey sold the property because she wasn’t there often.  “They just figured she’s too busy and never going to really use it, and that’s why they were willing to sell it,” Sources said.
*******She did think about allowing homeless people to live there, and then she said… “Nahh!”
********She’s got her hands full in Montecito, babysitting for Harry and Meghan!! 

Orlando Bloom Defends Royal Cartoon

Orlando Bloom slammed claims HBO Max’s The Prince was created with “malicious” intent nearly one year before the series sparked backlash for its portrayal of the royal family.  “[It’s not] intended to be,” Bloom told the Hollywood Reporter in August 2020, defending creator Gary Janetti. “He’s really got his finger on the pulse, Gary. He’s so smart and so zeitgeisty. I rolled the dice on it, but I’m going to have to mention it to Prince Harry when I next see him, because I’m not going to be able to not. Oddly, I’m sure I’m going to see him at some point, just because of the nature of the universe, it always throws people together.” He voices the character of Prince Harry in the animated TV show, which premiered on HBO Max on Thursday. It was originally slated for a late spring 2021 debut, but the streaming service announced it would delay the launch in the wake of Prince Philip’s death in April. Shortly after its debut, The Prince received backlash on social media for parodying Prince George, 8. “There are obviously much worse things going on in the world right now, I know this. But the fact not one of these grown-ass adults took issue with playing a part in bullying a real-life 8-year-old kid (via HBO’s ‘The Prince’) is rank and I’ve lost all respect for them, tbh,” one fan tweeted.
********Doesn’t George have an American accent in the cartoon?? THAT’S the worst part!! 


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Tom Wants the Royal Treatment!-(National Enquirer)

Hollywood kingpin Tom Cruise is clamoring to cozy up to Britain’s royal family as he builds a brand-new life in the UK-and sees his romance with London-born babe Hayley Atwell as his golden ticket, sources dished.  The “Top Gun” star, 59, has spent months in the UK shooting “Mission:  Impossible 7,” alongside brunette beauty Hayley, 39, and an insider spilled, “Tom has fallen in love with English culture and jumps at any chance he gets to rub shoulders with blue-blooded and aristocratic types.  A big reason why he’s dating Hayley is down to how well connected she is in high society circles.  He sees himself marrying Hayley in a grand ceremony with the royals in attendance.  That would be the icing on the cake,” squealed the insider.

DWTS Pro Sweeps Green Off His Feet!-(Globe)

Brian Austin Green’s love life is on the mend after last year’s heartbreaking split with Megan Fox, who’s been growing more attached to Machine Gun Kelly’s rocker hip by the minute.  The former “Beverly Hills, 90210” actor’s moving on with Australian-born Sharna Burgess, 36- the stunning “Dancing with the Stars” twinkletoes who’s now waltzed into his life!  “It’s been a really long time since I’ve been with someone I can truly share life with,” gushes the 47-year-old hunk, who shares three sons, Noah, 8, Bodhi, 7, and Journey, 4, with his famous ex.

Michael & Anna:  It’s Official!-(Us Weekly)

Anna Faris is a married woman!  The actress, 44, and her cinematographer beau Michael Barrett, 51, recently ditched their big wedding plans and quietly eloped at a courthouse in Washington State.  “They didn’t want to subject their friends and family to a large gathering,” a source says, adding that the pair will likely throw a party to celebrate at a later date.  But for right now, “they’re wildly happy to be a married  couple.”

Kanye Apologizes To Kim-(Star)

Co-parenting goals!  In the midst of their nasty divorce, Kim Kardashian, 40, and Kanye West, 44, reunited on a weekend getaway to San Francisco in mid-July with their kids, North, 8, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2.  “The trip was Kanye’s way of apologizing to Kim for all the messiness that led up to their split,” says a source.  “He wanted to show her that he respects her as the mother to his kids and he’s committed to staying civil for their sake.”  It worked:  The family “had a great time” visiting the Asian Art Museum before it opened to the public on July 17, says the source.  “Everyone was getting along and looked happy.  Especially Kim-she’s been really stressed out by the divorce, so she’s relieved to be turning over a new leaf with Kanye.”

Wedded Bliss?  Not Lately for Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson-(Life & Style)

The famous pair’s actor son Chet, 30, recently claimed in a now-public text to an ex-girlfriend that he’s watched his mom, 64, “domineer and control” his 65-year-old dad “for my entire life.”


“I’m going to be more powerful if I embrace where I am right now.”-Andie MacDowell, on her decision to rock her natural salt-and-pepper hair.

“When I booked Vampire Diaries, I was sleeping on my mom’s floor and I had 86 cents to my name.”-Kat Graham, on life before her big TV break.

“She was quite adamant, and she was right.  This is the best choice I ever made.”-Joshua Jackson, on wife Jodie Turner-Smith proposing to him.

Humility of the Week-(In Touch)

Matt Damon

“My daughter said, ‘Remember that movie you did, The Wall?’  I said, ‘It was called The Great Wall.’  She goes, ‘Dad, there’s nothing great about that movie.’”

-on how 15-year-old Isabella likes to mock his work.



Mysterious Bug Bites

Virginia health officials and insect experts are trying to determine the origins of mysterious bug bites being reported by residents of one county.  Locals in Arlington County said they have received what initially appear to be mosquito bites, but the bumps quickly swelled to much larger than what would normally be expected.  “It started to grow and it swelled, and then I was at work one day and I noticed that it was blistering,” Morgan Dailey told WRC-TV.  The Arlington County Health Department said officials have been unable to identify the source of the bites, but department experts are looking into at least one suspect.  “The leading suspect at this point is something called a pyemote, which is a type of mite that likes to feed on cicada eggs, so they must be very happy with their food supply at the moment,” health department spokesman Kurt Larrick says.  Some of the reported swellings could be from mosquitoes, skin infections or allergic reactions.
*******Arlington is very close to Washington, DC, so the bites could be from greedy, bloodsucking politicians!!!
****What’s the difference between a tick and the taxman?? A tick falls off when you die!! The taxman just keeps on sucking!!

Alligator Removed From Hot Tub

A Texas police department shared body camera footage from the capture of an alligator found “swimming naked” in a hot tub “without regard to the owner’s wishes.”  The Fulshear Police Department said in a Facebook post that officers responded to a report of an “unknown suspect” that wandered into a resident’s back yard “and decided to go for a swim in their hot tub.”  The department said officers arrived on the scene and “observed the suspect swimming naked without regard to the owners wishes.”  The post said the gator “resisted at first” but was eventually “arrested and later released without further incident.”  See the video HERE.
********How did he make bail??
******Tip: Always check your toilet and your hot tub before you get in!!!
******Gator was looking for some action!!

Another Jetpack Man Spotted In Los Angeles

Pilots flying in and out of Los Angeles International Airport were given a warning after a possible sighting of a man flying a jetpack in the area.  The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed a pilot contacted aid traffic control on Wednesday evening to report a possible sighting of a man wearing a jetpack flying in the area.  “A Boeing 747 pilot reported seeing an object that might have resembled a jetpack 15 miles east of LAX at 5,000 feet altitude,” a Federal Aviation Administration representative told KABC-TV. “Out of an abundance of caution, air traffic controllers alerted other pilots in the vicinity.”  The FAA said there were no unusual objects spotted on radar in the area Wednesday evening.  The possible sighting comes after a number of similar sightings in late 2020. A video captured in December shows something resembling a man wearing a jetpack in the sky over Los Angeles.  Investigators have suggested the object in the video could be a drone made to resemble a man.
******Either that… or it’s Iron Man going incognito!!!!
*****The thing is, most jetpacks don’t have enough fuel to get that high!!
*****Can’t they track him on radar?? Or is it an alien??

Swordfish Took 8 Hours To Reel In!

A Maryland man participating in a fishing tournament said it took him eight hours to reel in the 301-pound swordfish that earned him a state record.  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources said Peter Schultz was participating in the Big Fish Classic Tournament in Ocean City when he hooked a swordfish on his line about 50 miles offshore at Washington Canyon.  Schultz told the department that he reeled in the massive swordfish with help from fishing companions.  He said it was the “fish of a lifetime.”  The agency said Schultz is the first record holder for catching a swordfish in the Atlantic division, one of the state’s four divisions for sport fishing records.
********Great!! You’ve caught a 300 pound fish!! Now try to get it in the boat!!
*****Guess what he’s having for dinner for the next ten years???






6 Psychologically Damaging Things People Say At Work

Huffington Post


  1. “No offense but …” or “No disrespect but …”

Mary Abbajay, president of the leadership development consultancy Careerstone Group, was once hired by a company to conduct team building. When she met the manager of the team she would work with, he told her, “With all due respect, I’ve forgotten more about team building than you’ll ever know.”

Abbajay ended up turning down the job as a result. “This was 15 years ago, and it stills sticks with me,” she said. “If he hadn’t said ‘with all due respect,’ I might’ve taken it differently. That’s just the icing on the cake that shows ‘I do not respect you, I think you’re wrong.’”

Along with the similar phrase “No offense …,” she said, these condescending words signal that the speaker does not respect the other person’s point of view.


  1. “I don’t have time for this.”

Psychological safety is key to keeping teams together. Researchers describe it as the mental space in which employees are free to speak up, share bad news, and ask for help when they are in over their heads.

If your pattern in responding to colleagues’ requests is telling them that you are too busy or don’t have enough time, it sends a signal that the other person is not a priority and that they shouldn’t go to you when they need help.

“That person is going to be reluctant to come back to you again if there’s a problem or situation, and it may throw them off so much that they’re worried too much about taking your time and annoying you than getting what they need,” Abbajay said.

When managers say this, it can silence their team and make members less likely to own up to mistakes, she added.


  1. “What X is trying to say is …”

If you’ve been in a meeting with a colleague who feels the need to reframe what you just said in their own words, then you understand the frustration of hearing this phrase. Abbajay said this is the one she dislikes the most, because it doesn’t move the conversation productively forward even if that’s the speaker’s intent.

When someone does this to you, you may jump to a conclusion like “I’m inarticulate, I’m stupid, people aren’t understanding me, people aren’t respecting it out of my mouth, so you feel like you have to say it out of your mouth,” she said. “It’s very diminishing. It lowers the other person’s status.”

Rather than rephrasing colleagues’ words, Abbajay said colleagues could simply request when they need more of an explanation in a conversation.


  1. “You seem young for …” or “You’re so articulate for a …”

Lawrese Brown, the founder of C-Track Training, a workplace education company, cited the type of undermining comments that you can sometimes be the recipient of when you go against a colleague’s assumptions and expectations of how you should present yourself at work. These comments can range from microaggressions about your identity to questions about your leadership potential.

Brown said she has heard from clients who have been told they were being a “weak” leader or “seemed young.” One client was advised to change her hairstyle.

“Her manager told her people would take her more seriously if she straightened her hair,” she said. “These all fall under the umbrella of, ‘You’re being perceived as not appropriate; something about your self-presentation or the way you’re being perceived causes people to question your ability to do the job.’”

These kind of comments can get under employees’ skin and make them feel inadequate at work. “We start to feel the way we’re operating is not appropriate or effective, or we’re just conscious that it could be a knock against us,” Brown said.


  1. “I didn’t mean it like that.”

Brown said it’s OK to note that words can be interpreted differently, but that you should be careful not to be dismissive when others disagree. “I didn’t mean it like that” is a common defensive comment that does not acknowledge how your words can be received, she said.

The goal is to recognize that your words carry weight, and can do harm. Remind yourself someone is on the receiving end of your comment, and first ask yourself, “Is it productive?” before you say it, she said.


  1. “Nobody else has brought this up to me” or “You’re taking this personally.”

Brown said managers commonly make the mistake of using invalidating comments such as, “Nobody else has brought this up to me” when a team or employee raises a concern. According to Brown, that can send the message: “If this is only important to you, is this worth taking seriously?”

When colleagues invalidate your feelings like this, or you do it to others, it can stop much-needed conversations from happening.

″‘You’re too emotional about this, you’re taking this personally. Other people haven’t said this.’ What you’re missing by saying this is you’re undermining the other person,” Brown said. “These are phrases, that once said, very few people have the tools to have the difficult conversation to unpack that. People just don’t say anything.“

And ultimately, when co-workers stop talking to each other, communication breaks down, mistakes are more likely to happen, tensions run higher and everyone is more on edge.

Your colleagues will “tend to be more people-pleasing, because they no longer trust their own voice, or perception of an experience, or it inhibits their ability to trust their colleagues,” Brown said. “When we don’t trust, we put more rigid processes in place, and it’s because we don’t believe that our word will be acknowledged or that our needs in environments will be met.”


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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