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Born on this day!! Singer-actor Abbe Lane is 89. Actor Hal Williams (“227,” ″Sanford and Son”) is 86. Actor-singer Jane Birkin (“Death on the Nile,” “Evil Under The Sun”) is 74. Singer Joyce Vincent-Wilson of Tony Orlando and Dawn is 74. Actor Dee Wallace (“E.T.”) is 72. Bassist Cliff Williams of AC/DC is 71. Actor T.K. Carter (“The Corner,” “Punky Brewster”) is 64. Singer-guitarist Mike Scott of The Waterboys is 62. Singer-whistle player Peter “Spider” Stacy of The Pogues is 62. Actor Cynthia Gibb (TV’s “Fame”) is 57. Actor Nancy Valen (“Baywatch”) is 55. Actor Archie Kao (“Chicago P.D.”) is 51. Actor Natascha McElhone (TV’s “Californication,” film’s “The Truman Show”) is 51. Actor Michaela Watkins (“Trophy Wife,” ″The New Adventures of Old Christine”) is 49. Actor Miranda Hart (“Call the Midwife”) is 48. Singer Brian Dalyrimple of Soul for Real is 45. Actor KaDee Strickland (“Private Practice”) is 45. Actor Jackson Rathbone (“Twilight” movies) is 36. Actor Vanessa Hudgens is 32. Singer Tori Kelly is 28.


1799 – George Washington died at age 67.
1819 – Alabama became the 22nd state in the United States.
1911 – Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, beating an expedition led by Robert F. Scott.
1939 – The Soviet Union was dropped from the League of Nations.
1967 – DNA synthesized for the first time.
1981 – Israel formally annexed the Golan Heights.
1985 – Wilma Mankiller became the first woman to lead a major American Indian tribe as she took office as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
1989 – Nobel Peace laureate Andrei D. Sakharov died in Moscow at age 68.
2012 – Adam Lanza, age 20, forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed 26 people. The victims included 20 children between the ages of six and seven.

Today Is: AKC Championships, Green Monday, Monkey Day, Yoga Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood  /  8:30 – Bob Hearts Abishola  /  9:00 – All Rise  /  10:00 – Bull
NBC – 8:00  – The Voice  /  10:00 – Nurses
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelorette /  10:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 –  L.A.’s Finest  /  9:00 – Cosmos
CW – 8:00 –  iHeart Jingle Ball

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Gal Gadot, Ricky Martin, Lana Del Rey
Stephen Colbert: Chance the Rapper, Christopher Walken, Laura Benanti
Seth Meyers: The Chicks, Jamie Demetriou, Christina Aguilera
James Corden: Kyle Chandler, Meghan Trainor
Watch What Happens Live: Kate Chastain, Francesca Rubi
The Talk: Mary Steenburgen, Duff Goldman, guest co-host Rumer Willis
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Mark Consuelos, guest co-host Andy Cohen
The Real: Barbara Corcoran, Folake Olowofoyeku

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

QUESTION: Are you PARANOID enough?? Check this out: your robot vacuum cleaner is probably listening in on your conversations.. because, it CAN!!!!!


QUESTION: Why is this family BANNED from United Airlines FOREVER? They were kicked off a flight because their 2-year-old wouldn’t MASK UP!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Does your astrological sign determine how you should DECORATE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE?? Maybe.. and here’s the guide you need!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Wanna be HAPPY and MORE SUCCESSFUL?? According to a new study, you should drink SIX GLASSES OR MORE OF WATER A DAY!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Is this the most 2020 form of ROAD RAGE?? An Amazon driver gets into it with motorists because he parked in the road to make a delivery!!!!!!

Kim and Kanye Marriage On The Brink

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may still be together, but “very much live separate lives.”  “Kim has work and projects that are important to her, and Kanye has his,” a source told People. “Their lives don’t overlap much.”  “Kim seems happy” and is “very focused on work and causes,” they added. “She strongly believes she can make a change when it comes to prison reform. This is her passion. Her family is very proud of her.”  She most recently attempted to halt the execution of Brandon Bernard, but failed to convince Trump and the US District Court of the Southern District of Indiana to stay his execution.   West has been keeping a relatively low profile since his failed bid for President. He did, however, celebrate wife Kim’s birthday by creating a hologram of her late father, Robert Kardashian Sr. He also penned a poem for Kim.
********They promised to love each other “for better or worse, or until it gets to be a hassle!!”
****This could be a heartwarming Christmas divorce!!
*****When you have that much money and that many properties, it makes your marriage stronger when you spend a lot of time apart!!
QUESTION: Will they divorce? Our guess is no!!

Simon Cowell Might Sue E-Bike Company

Simon Cowell is considering suing the e-bike company that sold him the high-powered two-wheeler he was almost killed riding.   A former employee of the company Swind — which manufactures the EB-01 bike Cowell was flung from in August — claims Simon is now weighing legal action that could seek up to $10 million in damages.  Cowell broke his back in three places while riding the $20,000 bike outside his Malibu mansion. He underwent a six-hour surgery to repair his spine, and doctors inserted a metal rod into his back.  The Swind whistleblower claims the injuries could have been avoided.  “That thing is a death trap and should never have been sold to Simon without him being taught how to use it,” The Sun source reportedly said.  “I said to my boss, ‘Are you showing Simon how to use this?’ He said he was just dropping it off and I said, ‘Are you serious?’”  The bike can reach speeds up to 60 mph, closer to a motorcycle than a traditional e-bike.  Cowell has also said he knew little about the bike before hopping behind the handlebars.  “Some good advice… If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time,” he tweeted.
******They should have a special instruction manual for people whose egos are bigger than their brains!!
*****His chest hair got caught on the handlebars!!!
TOPIC: Funny product warnings!! CHECK THESE OUT!!! 
Label: Do not hold the wrong end of a chainsaw.

Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges

Rapper Lil Wayne has pleaded guilty in a Miami court to a federal gun charge stemming from a December 2019 incident at the Opa Locka Executive Airport.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida said in a news release Wayne, who was born Dwayne Carter, faces up to 10 years in federal prison after entering the plea Friday.  He is due to be sentenced Jan. 28th.  He was charged with criminal possession of a firearm and ammunition as a prior felony offender after it was discovered he took a private flight with a loaded, gold-plated .45-caliber handgun in his bag.  Possession of the gun and ammunition was illegal because of Carter’s past history as a felon.
********We hope his dad, Big Wayne, doesn’t find out!!
****When he goes to jail, he should make himself small!!!
******Bein’ a gangsta is fun.. until you get caught!!

Quarantine Like Marky Mark!

Mark Wahlberg is in Australia to film a commercial for Ladbrokes and, instead of doing his government-mandated quarantine in a luxury hotel, Wahlberg received government permission to self-isolate with his crew at a luxury retreat outside of Byron Bay to the tune of $400,000.  The retreat – which starts at $2,500 a night – is also outfitted with a round-the-clock security team “including two NSW police officers, to ensure that he will be safe at all times and is following quarantine protocol,” the Daily Mail reports. There is also a private ambulance on standby and the retreat, with all the extras, will cost Wahlberg (or the production company) almost half a million dollars.  After his quarantine, Wahlberg will shoot the commercial in Sydney before returning to his wife and kids in Beverly Hills. But while he’s only there for two weeks, he insisted on bringing his own gym equipment with him via the United States.  Byron Bay has become the “it” spot for celebrities, with Chris and Liam Hemsworth moving there alongside Isla Fisher and Sasha Baron Cohen, Zac Efron, and Olivia Newton-John.
*******Those are HIGH-CLASS viruses!!
******Isla Fisher is our kind of super-spreader!! 

Harry and Meghan’s Home Is Empty Again

Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank have moved out of Frogmore Cottage after just six weeks and are settling back into their old digs at Kensington Palace, the Daily Mirror reported.  Frogmore College was a loaner from Harry and Meghan, who dropped more than $3 million in public money to overhaul the five-bedroom home — from updating the wiring and heating to remodeling the bathrooms to putting in a yoga room. They repaid their taxpayer tab in early September.  Eugenie and Jack packed their bags for Frogmore in early November after they made a private deal with Harry and Meghan, who received the cottage as a wedding gift from the Queen. Despite stepping away from the royal family and moving to California, the Sussexes still list the estate as their official UK residence.  Eugenie and Jack, who married two years ago at St. George’s Chapel, are expecting their baby before the end of spring.
*******They couldn’t stay there… the place was overrun by frogs!!
******They didn’t expect that many Frenchmen!!
*******They left because Harry kept bugging them to increase the rent!!!

Hayden Christensen To Play Darth Vader Again

Disney will be launching “roughly” 10 Marvel series, 10 “Star Wars” series and 15 live-action, animation and Pixar series over the next few years, Kareem Daniel, chairman of media and entertainment distribution for Disney, revealed during investor day.  But one project stands out from them all: Hayden Christensen will reprise his role as Darth Vader in Disney+ series “Obi-Wan,” The Wrap reported.  It will be released directly on Disney+, Daniel said during the investor call. “With these Disney+ originals, along with theatrical releases and library titles, we will be adding something new to the service every week,” Daniel said. No details about the series were released, but it will most likely include the upcoming Cassian Andor series, which is a prequel of “Rogue One,” an Obi-Wan Kenobi series and a female-centered series from Leslye Headland of “Russian Doll.”
********We’ll see Darth Vader and Obi-Wan joining a frat house at the Jedi Academy!! Vader turns to the dark side when his hazing goes badly!!
*******It kinda feels like these “Star Wars” shows have nothing to do with “Stars” or “Wars” anymore!!
******Was Darth Vader just a grouchy guy with asthma???

Kelly Clarkson’s Ex-Husband Owes Her Millions

Kelly Clarkson is accusing her estranged husband Brandon Blackstock of fraud in a new lawsuit.  She filed legal docs with the California Labor Commission claiming Starstruck Entertainment, a Nashville-based talent management company owned by Brandon’s father, Narvel Blackstock, defrauded her out of millions of dollars. Clarkson has been working with Starstruck Entertainment since 2007.  In the lawsuit, Clarkson names both Brandon and Narvel, claiming they charged exorbitant fees that allowed her managers to perform “illegal services” as agents, according to documents obtained by Us Weekly. The talk show host claims that Brandon and Narvel were not licensed in the state of California to be agents. The American Idol winner wants to be paid back money she believes she’s owed over the 13 years in which they acted as her agent.  She was sued first by her father-in-law’s company in September. Starstruck Management Group claims the singer owes over $1.4 million in unpaid commissions this year, in addition to the $1.9 million she already paid. According to People, she allegedly had a verbal contract with the company since 2007 that she would pay them 15 percent commission on her gross earnings.
******Never mix business and family!! Especially when your husband’s father is named “Narvel!!”
******Rule of thumb: suing your daughter-in-law will NOT help your son’s marriage!!!

Charley Pride Passes

Charley Pride, country music’s first Black superstar, died Saturday due to complications of COVID-19. He was 86.  A statement on Pride’s website reported the singer’s death in Dallas, and Pride’s publicist, Jeremy Westby, confirmed to reporters.  Pride was born March 18, 1934, in Sledge, Miss., to sharecroppers Tessie Stewart Pride and Mack Pride, Sr.  He served in the Army, worked at a smelting plant and briefly tried to make it as a baseball player before his 1963 move to Nashville.  In 1965, Pride signed a contract with RCA Records, landing his first Top 10 Billboard country music single two years later with “Just Between You and Me.”  Pride had 51 more country Top 10 hits in the 20 years after his 1967 breakout hit, and in 2000 became the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
********It took a lotta guts for a black man to get in front of a country audience in those days!! Trust us on that!! He’s a legend. 


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Cole Tucker Batting 1000 With Vanessa Hudgens-(National Enquirer)

“High School Musical” star Vanessa Hudgens, 32, is singing a new tune now that Cole Tucker, 24, has swatted his way into her life!  She was photographed hugging the switch-hitting Pittsburgh Pirate on what she labeled “date night” on social media.  It’s been ten months since the “Bad Boys for Life” actress and singer split from longtime boyfriend Austin Butler, 29.

E.T. Didn’t Phone Reese’s Birthday Boy-(Globe)

Reese Witherspoon’s spacey ex-hubby, Ryan Phillippe, gave their son, Deacon, 17, an unforgettable out-of-this-world surprise-a trippy Joshua Tree stargazing search for alien encounters of the birthday kind!  “I had rented an alien-themed Airbnb and then revealed to him that the actual intent of our trip was to try to make contact with alien civilization,” admits the 46-year-old dad, currently starring on ABC’s “Big Sky” series.  Apparently, he planned using an app that’s “supposed to take you through steps that increase the chances of making contact,” but E.T. didn’t zoom in for a group chat.  At least the guys managed some down-to-earth rock climbing!

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“I feel like everybody aged, like, three years during this pandemic.  I watched them go from….young and naïve to really, like, grown-ups.”-On her 12-year-old twins, Emme and Max, Jennifer Lopez.

“I don’t know how women do it.  I literally woke up and was sick all day long.”-On her first trimester of pregnancy, Mandy Moore.

“Oh, we can make out!  I forgot!”-Realizing she’s allowed to kiss fiancé Blake Shelton on “The Voice” despite Covid-19 restrictions, Gwen Stefani.

Worth the Weight-(Star)

Nov. 20

Never tired!  Chris Hemsworth showed off his jacked bod during a grueling workout session for his fitness app Centr.  “Decided to treat myself to this extra large donut,” the 37-year-old jokingly captioned the shot of himself flipping a tractor tire on Instagram.  His ripped display prompted costar Chris Pratt to request that the father-of-three-who shares India, 8, and 6-year-old twins Sasha and Tristan with wife Elsa Pataky-“put on 25 lbs.” before the two film Thor:  Love and Thunder in January.  All jokes aside, the Aussie actor is looking forward to getting to work on the Marvel film-and teased that there are surprises in store.  “The last three films we certainly, I think, pushed the envelope,” he explained recently.  “And now, people expect some dramatic changes, so we’ve got our work cut out for us!”

Critics Slam Gillian’s Margaret Thatcher-(Life & Style)

Gillian Anderson is trying to keep calm after her portrayal of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher was widely panned by critics.  Fans of The Crown slammed the actress, 52, for her “over-the-top” performance, calling it “a bad impersonation” of the political figure and her infamous accent.  “The show is a hit around the world, getting raves and winning awards for its actors, but in England, where the series takes place, the reviews have been ruthless,” reveals an insider.  “Gillian’s take on Margaret Thatcher was dubbed a ridiculous parody at best.”  However, much like the Iron Lady herself, Gillian, who’s married to Peter Morgan, the creator and writer of The Crown, is maintain a stiff upper lip.  “She did meticulous research on Margaret Thatcher, watching hours of footage and working with a vocal coach,” notes the insider, “and is proud of the performance she delivered.”

Rihanna & A$AP Rocky-Dating!-(People)

The singer-beauty mogul and the rapper, both 32, are an item.  The pair, who have sparked romance rumors since January, reportedly enjoyed a date night Nov. 28 at the Beatrice Inn in New York City.

Gaffe of the Week-(In Touch)

The Mandalorian’s Accidental Cameo

Maybe the galaxy isn’t quite so far, far away after all!  Eagle-eyed viewers of The Mandalorian noticed a strange creature in the background if the Star Wars spinoff series behind the titular character and his cohorts Greef (Carl Weathers) and Cara (Gina Carano):  A crew member in a T-shirt and jeans.  One fan couldn’t help comparing the gaffe to another infamous one:  “My theory is it’s the same guy who left that Starbucks cup on Game of Thrones!”



Santa Pays Off Layaways

The manager of a Walmart store in Tennessee said a secret Santa came into the store and paid nearly $65,000 to cover the cost of all current layaway items.  Kris Light, manager of the Walmart in Bristol, confirmed the person came into store and made a $64,995.51 donation to clear the entire layaway balance.  Lloyd Leonard, a customer at the store, said he was initially confused when he received a message saying his layaway purchases had been paid off and were ready for pick-up.  “I got a notification on my email that my layaway had been paid for,” Leonard told WJHL-TV. “And I thought ‘well that’s kind of weird.'”  Leonard talked to a store employee and discovered his bill had been paid by an anonymous person.  “She said yeah somebody came in this morning at 6 o’clock and paid everybody’s layaway,” Leonard said. “But he wants me to tell you that he loves you, god bless you and Merry Christmas.”  Light praised the anonymous donor in a statement.
********We’ve had some stuff laid away since 2002!!!! Still saving up!!
*****This is a good year to be a Secret Santa!!!
*****We hope they gave him a free bag of that great Walmart popcorn!!!

Expensive Painting Found In The Trash

A painting worth about $340,000 was forgotten at a German airport by a businessman flying to Israel, and police rescued the misplaced artwork from the recycling.  Dusseldorf Police said the businessman arrived in Tel Aviv after his Nov. 27 flight and discovered the painting, a surrealist work by Yves Tanguy, had been left behind at the Dusseldorf Airport.  The businessman contacted the airport, but officials were unable to locate the flat cardboard box containing the painting.  The man’s nephew, who lives in Belgium, traveled to Dusseldorf to join in the search and sought help from the local police.  Police contacted the cleaning company contracted by the airport and an investigator ended up searching through the waste paper recycling with a company manager.  The painting was found at the bottom of the recycling container. It was returned Wednesday to the businessman who had misplaced it.
********They should have recycled it!! Do ya think paper grows on trees??
*****It was the very first velvet oil painting of dogs playing poker!!

Porta-Potty Choir

An Indiana portable toilet company shared a festive video of what it calls ” a world record for the most animated faces on a single holiday light display.”  Service Sanitation posted a video to Facebook showing 32 portable toilets adorned with animated faces “singing” the song “Hallelujah.”  “The Jingle Johns have officially set a world record for the most animated faces on a single holiday light display,” the post reads.  Steve Dykstra, director of marketing for the company, clarified the feat was not an official Guinness World Record, but the company considers it to be a world record because they could not find any other videos online to dispute the claim.  A Guinness representative said the record-keeping organization does not monitor records involving animated faces in holiday light displays.  See the video HERE.
*******What?? That’s gotta be the ONLY thing that Guinness won’t certify!!
*******If you really have to pee, you WILL sing “Hallelujah” when you find a porta-potty!!

China Wants Flight Attendants To Wear Diapers

China’s aviation authority released new COVID-19 safety guidelines that include the suggestion that flight attendants wear diapers to avoid using plane lavatories.  The Civil Aviation Administration of China’s document, titled Technical Guidelines for Epidemic Prevention and Control for Airlines, offers suggestions for hygiene practices to prevent flight crew members from contracting the coronavirus.  The document, which includes recommendations for use of medical masks and other personal protective equipment, drew attention online for one unusual suggestion: “It is recommended that cabin crew members wear disposable diapers and avoid using the lavatories barring special circumstances to avoid infection risks.”  The recommendation comes after a woman flying from Italy to South Korea in August contracted COVID-19 during her trip, and investigators cited her visit to the lavatory — the only place on the plane where she removed her mask — as a possible cause of her infection.
*******To be totally safe, you can also wear a mask on your butt!! 






14 Little Ways To Feel More Connected To Your Partner

Huffington Post

  1. Get up a little earlier to have coffee or breakfast together

“When you both work from home, it can be easy to wake up and hit the work tasks first thing. We take time, even if that means getting up a little earlier, to connect before we divide and conquer the day. Sometimes we spend time cooking and talking, or just keep it simple — like cereal or toast — and have more time to chat undistracted.” — Christina Litke


  1. Create a healthy (and funny) morning ritual

“Every morning, I thaw out a little chlorophyll beverage for us to split and when we cheers we say, ‘To your health!’ Then, we do a second cheers with our daily probiotic and say, ‘To your butt!’ It makes us laugh, which is a great way to start off the day together.” — Bronwyn Lundberg


  1. Kiss hello and goodbye, no matter what

“We greet one another with a kiss when we are heading out and coming back home. We also toast before eating by tapping our forks. I can’t even remember when that tradition started but that’s the signal for us to start eating when we eat together. We also text each other ‘Good night and sweet dreams. I love you,’ if we are not with one another that night before going to bed.” — Jan-Kristòf Louis-Mansano


  1. Leave each other notes hidden around the house

“I have a set of postcards that I color in and then write a message for my wife. I leave them in places where she won’t expect to find them. The combination of surprise, positive intention and thoughtful message fosters connection in an often digital message world. I’ve had one sent to her workplace, hidden in her sock drawer, in her car glove compartment and at the end of her favorite [sneakers].” — Lee Chambers


  1. Carve out “we” time after the kids are asleep

“We reserve two nights a week just for us. Since we became parents, my wife and I have made sure to set aside this time every week. It might sound monotonous to some, but with kids around, we both crave that time together. It gives us a chance to catch up and reconnect.” — Sham P.


  1. Name specific reasons you’re thankful for each other

“Before falling asleep, we thank each other for everything we did for each other throughout the day that made us feel loved, taken care of and seen. We do this before bed every day. It has just become a nice habit, it makes us feel appreciated and loved.” — Amanda Oleander


  1. Plan a special Saturday night dinner at home

“My husband, Jack, is our resident cook, and he’ll spend time during the day thinking about what to make, looking at recipes, etc. He’ll ask me for input and it becomes this big plan. Then later I either help him prepare the food, or if he doesn’t need help, I sit and talk to him while he cooks.” — Adrienne Hedger


  1. Commit to unplugged Sunday mornings

“We’ve made a commitment to spend Sunday mornings in bed. We call it our Sunday morning ‘lie-in.’ No screens allowed while we read the paper, drink our morning beverages and just connect. Being slightly Type A, doing ‘nothing’ for four or five hours was a tall order for me at first. But it didn’t take long for me to start looking forward to turning off the outside world and just disappearing into him for the entire morning.” — Laura Cathcart Robbins


  1. Celebrate the little things

“We’ve done ‘monthiversaries’ where we would do a small celebration on the 5th every few months — our dating anniversary is Nov. 5 — and that could be with a spa or a special dinner or something special at home.” — Louis-Mansano


  1. Make up goofy songs for the heck of it

“We have a breakfast and dinner song we sing to our dog every morning and night. We also have a walking song we sing to him when we go out, and a bye-bye song when we go for a ride.” — Dan Regan


  1. Play a slideshow of old family photos on the TV and bask in the memories

“We have an Apple TV, and we can set it up to display random photos from our phones, either from selected albums or just photos in general. So these photos just appear on the TV as we go about our business during the day, afternoon or evening. It’s fun to see old pictures pop up, and it can lead to fun memories and stories.” — Hedger


  1. Take genuine interest in each other’s work, hobbies or passions

“My husband and I have very different interests and our jobs are also quite different in the sense that mine is very creative and his is more corporate. But we always talk about our days, our projects and the things that are happening no matter how unfamiliar it may seem to each other. I think that’s an important part of our marriage.” — Debbie Tung


  1. Meditate together

“It sounds hokey — actually, it probably would have made me gag a few years ago — but Scott and I like meditating together. Even though we work from our home, sometimes our days are so hectic that we literally have to schedule time to eat lunch together. Taking time in the morning to meditate is a really nice way to prepare for an over-scheduled day and I always feel more connected to him afterward.” — Cathcart Robbins


  1. Bring each other a snack, just because

“We both work from home and really get into our work and sometimes forget to eat or drink for hours. So we bring each other water and snacks throughout the day accompanied with a kiss, of course.” — Oleander


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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