Born on this day!! Saxophonist Brian Travers of UB40 is 63. Comedian Robert Smigel (Triumph the Insult Comic Dog) is 62. Actor James Spader is 62. Country singer Garth Brooks is 60. Keyboardist David Bryan of Bon Jovi is 60. Comedian Chris Rock is 57. Actor Jason Gedrick (“Windfall,” ″Boomtown”) is 55. Actor Essence Atkins (“Half and Half,” ″Smart Guy”) is 50. Guitarist Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit is 47. Bassist Tom Blankenship of My Morning Jacket is 44. Actor Ashton Kutcher is 44. Actor Tina Majorino (“Napoleon Dynamite,” ″Veronica Mars”) is 37. Actor Deborah Ann Woll (“True Blood”) is 37.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1795 – The 11th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified.
1904 – Disastrous fire destroyed more than 1,500 buildings in downtown Baltimore.
1926 – Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week, which later evolved into Black History Month.
1964 – The Beatles arrived in the U.S. for the first time.
1971 – Women in Switzerland were finally granted suffrage.
1974 – The island of Grenada won its independence from Britain
1986 – President Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier fled Haiti.
1990 – The Communist Party of the Soviet Union allowed other parties to compete for power.
1991 – Jean-Bertrand Aristide sworn in as first democratically-elected president of Haiti.
Today Is: Ballet Day, Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Laura Ingalls Wilder Day, Man Day, National Periodic Table Day, Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbor’s Day, Who Shall I Be Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood / 8:30 – Bob Hearts Abishola / 9:00 – Big Brother Celebrity / 10:00 – NCIS Hawaii
NBC – 8:00 – Winter Olympics
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelor / 10:00 – The Promise Land
FOX – 8:00 – 911 Lone Star / 9:00 – The Cleaning Lady
CW – 8:00 – March / 9:30 – 4400
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Keegan-Michael Key, Jennifer Coolidge, Sylvan Esso
Jimmy Fallon: Pre-empted
Stephen Colbert: Bradley Cooper, Robert Finley with Dan Auerbach (R 1/11//22)
Seth Meyers: Pre-empted
James Corden: Jamie Foxx, Coldplay featuring We Are KING & Jacob Collier (R 10/20/21)
Watch What Happens Live: “Below Deck” Season 9 Reunion Show
The View: Dr. Ashish Jha
The Talk: Joanna Garcia Swisher
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Laverne Cox, Dale Talde
Ellen DeGeneres: Chelsea Handler, Scott Eastwood
Wendy Williams: Guest hosts Fat Joe & Remy Ma
The Real: Mona Scott-Young
Kelly Clarkson: Charlie Puth, Troy Aikman
Tamron Hall: People who turned their hobbies into unique money-making jobs
Drew Barrymore: Nicole Byer, Edy Massih
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In a surprise statement the day before her Platinum Jubilee, Queen Elizabeth II said she supports calling her son’s second wife Camilla “Queen Consort” when he takes the throne. The Queen gave the shocking nod in a letter written from Sandringham House, the palace where she hosted a reception ahead of the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne on Saturday. The majority of the letter involves thanking her subjects and remarking on the progress made during her reign, but near the end, she dropped a bomb. “I remain eternally grateful for, and humbled by, the loyalty and affection you continue to give me,” she wrote. “And when, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me; and it is my sincere wish that, when the time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service.” The statement makes clear the answer to a question that has lingered since the 2005 marriage of Charles and Camilla, which came nine years after his divorce from Princess Diana and one year after her death in Paris. Camilla has gained in popularity in recent years, but was widely disliked when her affair with Charles while he was married to Diana was revealed. She never took the title Princess of Wales and said at the time of their marriage that she “intended” to serve as “Princess Consort” when Charles took the throne. “This is the most extraordinary message. The queen is ensuring the transition, when it comes, to her son as king is as seamless and trouble-free as possible,’’ said former BBC royal correspondent Peter Hunt, NBC News reported. “She’s future-proofing an institution she’s served for 70 years. And for Camilla, the journey from being the third person in a marriage to queen-in-waiting is complete.”
********Henceforth, she shall be forever known as “Queen Horseface!!”
****Charles bought her a new saddle and jewel-encrusted feed bag to celebrate!!
******Queen Elizabeth added: “Of course, if a tragic accident occurs and she doesn’t make it to Charles’ coronation, she’ll never be Queen. NEVER!!”
*******Meghan says, “Who cares? I’m the queen of AMERICA!! It’s much bigger!!!”
*****Sources say the Queen really DOES trust Camilla. She’s given her the keys to the liquor cabinet!!
BREAKING NEWS!! Charles’ pet name for Camilla is “Queen Mehbooba!!” It means “my beloved” in Urdu.. but in English, it means “My Boobs!!” GET THE STORY HERE!
Spotify has pulled more than 100 episodes of embattled podcaster Joe Rogan’s show, according to a web site which tracks the podcast. JREMissing reported Saturday that 113 episodes of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” many of them older and recorded before his recent COVID-19 controversy, had been yanked. Among the missing shows are those featuring well-known conservatives, far-right pundits or conspiracy theorists, including Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes, Michael Malice, Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos, as well as comedians like Rich Vos and Little Esther and Bulletproof founder Dave Asprey. Rogan has been off Spotify’s airwaves for a week. The podcaster apologized and pledged more balance on his wildly popular but controversial podcast on Jan. 30, after a rush of rock legends quit Spotify and accused him of spreading COVID-19 misinformation. Rogan was forced to apologize a second time Friday, after India Arie showed a now-viral clip of Rogan uttering the n-word numerous times in his podcast over the years. Rogan called the instances of him saying the n-word “regretful and shameful.”
********Ironically, the biggest source of COVID misinformation has been the CDC! But.. whatever!!
*****Funny how your whole life becomes a happy hunting ground when you criticize the government in any way!!
****A lot of people listen to Rogan’s podcasts. We’re guessing that most of the people who want him canceled have never listened!!
Lamar Odom admitted to defecating in his bed on camera while filming “Celebrity Big Brother” in a clip released Friday. “I just let the world know that I took a s–t in my bed,” he said as he walked into the bathroom. “No you didn’t,” a female contestant who was showering responded. “I did,” he reiterated. “I had to clean it up in front of the world.” He claimed that it happened because he “trashed” his stomach drinking too much milk. “Now I got the bubble gut,” he added. Odom has starred on the show for three days and has already brought up ex-wife Khloé Kardashian on more than one occasion. During the second episode, Odom said he was “hoping that my ex-wife was in here. I wanted to see her so bad.” “I had some good dreams last night. I dreamt [about] my ex-wife last night,” he said another morning, seemingly referring to Kardashian, calling her “the one and only.” Kardashian and Odom were married from 2009 to 2016 and starred in their own spinoff called “Khloé & Lamar,” which aired from 2011 to 2012.
*******Their wedding vows were “until death do us part, or until our spinoff gets canceled!!”
*******Hey, we’ve all pooped the bed, right guys?? Guys?? Where did everybody go??
Whoopi Goldberg continues to be scrutinized for a reported history of remarks she has made about Jewish people following her suspension from “The View” this week. In 1993, she submitted a recipe called “Jewish American Princess Fried Chicken” for a charity cookbook, according to the Daily Mail. The outlet reported Friday that Goldberg’s recipe entry for the “Cooking in The Litchfield Hills” cookbook featured a step-by-step process for creating the dish with off-color anecdotes in jest. “Send chauffeur to your favorite butcher shop for the chicken (save the brown paper bag),” Goldberg’s recipe reportedly says. “Have your cook 1) Melt equal parts oil and butter 3/4 deep in skillet over moderate heat.” “2) Put flour, seasoned with remaining ingredients, into brown paper bag. 3) Rinse chicken parts and place in bag.” “Then you tightly close top of bag (watch your nails) and shake 10 times. Goldberg’s recipe was met with intense backlash at the time by the Anti-Defamation League, which labeled it “insulting” and “anti-Semitic.” “It’s a lousy recipe with insensitive and anti-Semitic ingredients,” the organization, helmed by its National Director Abraham Foxman, fumed at the time. “Whoopi should know better. “She needs some sensitivity training, unfortunately. The good people who published it need some sensitivity training too.” The Daily Mail further reported that Goldberg’s agent at the time, Brad Cafarelli, came out in strong defense of his client when it all went down, stating, “Maybe (the critics) are not aware that Whoopi is Jewish, so she is certainly not anti-Semitic.”
****Only… she’s not Jewish?? And that’s not her real name??? This is getting deeper!!
*******Thanks to the Internet, nothing ever goes away!!!
******If this is her biggest crime, well….
After his final show in Kansas City earlier this week, superstar musician Elton John tweeted a “thank you” to the audience at the T-Mobile Center, but thanked the wrong city. “What a great night @tmobilecenter in Arkansas City! Thank you to everyone who came down — you were all amazing,” the legendary singer wrote. Arkansas City is a real place in Kansas, but it’s a 3.5 hour drive southwest of Kansas City. The small town of about 12,000 (2019) people sits about 60 miles south of Wichita. Another, even smaller, Arkansas City sits in southeastern Arkansas on the border with Mississippi. According to the 2019 census, the town’s population is just over 400 people. The T-Mobile Center ignored the typo in their response, letting John know that “Kansas City” loves him. John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour will continue with shows in the United States, Canada and several countries in Europe. Two shows in Dallas were postponed last week after John tested positive for COVID-19.
********This is why he has to say “farewell!!” He doesn’t know where is these days!!
****He actually isn’t on tour.. he just kind of wandered off!!!
*******”Arkansas City” is a lot more famous than Kansas City, right??
****At least he didn’t say “Atlantic City!!”
Tom Brady, who announced his retirement this week after 22 years in the NFL, is eyeing a bunch of ventures that will thrust him into the spotlight in 2022 and possibly for years to come. And could make him the first former player to become a billionaire. “I have loved my NFL career,” he posted on Instagram after calling it quits, “and now it is time to focus my time and energy on other things that require my attention.” He no longer earns $27 million a year as a QB, but Tom is looking to expand his health and clothing companies (TB12 and BRADY brand), shoot a movie that’s all about him and cash in big from cryptocurrency and NFTs. “He’s the NFL’s GOAT [greatest of all time] and his brand is among the strongest of any pro athlete,” said Bob Dorfman, a sports marketing analyst, noting that Brady has snagged $180 million in endorsements during his playing days and recently got $170 million in funding for his NFT company, Autograph. “So he can pretty much do whatever he wants — broadcasting, team ownership, speaking engagements, book-writing, pitching products for current sponsors, new deals with family-oriented brands, or just building up his existing companies,” he said. “I don’t see Brady fading from the public eye much in the next five to 10 years. He’s got billionaire potential.” MarketWatch this week tabbed Brady’s net worth at $475 million, putting him behind only Roger Staubach — who’s got $600 million — as the richest former NFL player.
*********That’s what makes Tom different. If we had $475 million, our goal would be binge watch everything on Netflix!! That would pretty much fill up the rest of our lives!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Honeymoon Over for Gwen and Blake – (National Enquirer)
Squabbling singers Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are on track for a $230 million divorce – just seven months after getting hitched, friends fear. According to a tipster, the country music hunk, 45, and his pop princess, 52, have realized, “They actually have virtually nothing in common!” Even worse, the spy squeals, “They’ve been fighting about almost everything since the wedding!”
Sources snitch the confrontational couple also butted heads before their cozy nuptials in July because Blake was hankering for a huge star-studded bash at his ranch in Tishomingo, OK, but Gwen wasted months securing an annulment of her marriage to ex Gavin Rossdale as she hoped for a Catholic wedding in California! “Their friends are concerned a divorce might be right around the corner!”
Hef’s Horrid “Pig Nights” EXPOSED! – (The Globe)
Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner promoted sex as sophisticated, classy and fun, but the twisted fat cat treated gals like dirt – and delighted in what he called “Pig Night” orgies with “ugly hookers at his L.A. mansion. Hef, who died at 91 of sepsis in 2017, hosted drug-fueled, degrading “Pig Nights” every Thursday, according to former valet Stefan Tetenbaum, who claims his boss had two pimps brig six streetwalkers from Hollywood’s notorious Sunset Strip to the mansion on a regular basis. Though the pin-up king described the hookers as “pigs,” Tetenbaum insists Hefner told his VIP guests not to call them that – at least to their faces.
Taylor and Joe are Ready for the Ring! – (US Weekly)
Taylor Swift has no qualms about just saying yes to Joe Alwyn! A source tells US that the singer, 32, and the actor, 30, who’ve been dating for five years on the DL, will likely be engaged soon – if they aren’t already. “Their friends know if it hasn’t happened, it will, and that Taylor will announce it when she’s ready,” explains the source. “Joe doesn’t like to be in the spotlight for his relationships,” notes the source. “So this private life really works for them.”
Stars’ Most Expensive Body Parts – (In Touch)
Taking no chances!! These celebrities insured their most famous assets.
Heidi Klum’s Legs – $2 million
Miley Cyrus’ Tongue – $1 million
Madonna’s Breasts – $2 million
Kim K’s Butt – $21 million
Daniel Craig’s Entire Body – $21 million
Julia Robert’s Smile – $30 million
Lights, Camera, Law! – (Star)
Christopher Meloni while shooting “Law and Order: Organized Crime”: “There’s no higher compliment than when a cop comes up to me and gives me props.”
Chatter – (People
“I think he’s tickled pink. He’s giggling from the grave right now.” – Neve Campbell on how the late director Wes Craven would react the new “Scream’s” success
“I realized I couldn’t even teach her grade-one math, and she sniffed that out after 14 days. I was a dead duck.” – Cate Blanchett on homeschooling her 7-year-old daughter during the pandemic
The Queen is Tired of Excuses! – (Life and Style)
Harry and Meghan are refusing to return to Britain unless their security demands are met. But Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Charles and other royals are “furious with Harry and Meghan,” shares an insider. “No one wants to put the Sussexes at risk, but they’re being unreasonable with their security demands – and spoiling the Queen’s special moment as she celebrates 70 years of service.”
LEGO Sofi Stadium Being Built
Legoland California announced its team of builders is working on a replica of SoFi Stadium that will feature more than 500,000 bricks and break a Guinness World Record. The park said a team of 25 “master model builders” are working on the replica of the Inglewood, Calif., stadium, which will play host to this year’s Super Bowl. The model will become part of Legoland California’s Miniland U.S.A. attraction. The announcement said the stadium will feature more than 500,000 bricks and is projected to be about 30 feet long, 15 feet wide and 4 feet tall. Legoland said the SoFi Stadium model will break the Guinness World Record for the largest Lego brick sculpture of a stadium. The record is currently held by Legoland Germany, which constructed a stadium measuring 16 feet and 4.8 inches long, 14 feet and 9.1 inches wide and 3 feet and 3.3 inches wide. See the video HERE.
*********Let’s make this the best Super Bowl ever!! Challenge the teams to play it in “Lego SoFi!!”
*******Does Lego make football pieces??
******Here’s a real challenge: make the players go out shoeless, and spread Lego pieces all over the field!!
Chicken Wandering Around The Pentagon
Animal rescuers in Virginia responded to an unusual national security situation — a chicken on the loose in the Pentagon’s security area. The Animal Welfare League of Arlington said personnel were summoned to the U.S. Department of Defense headquarters when a “chicken was caught sneaking around the security area at the Pentagon.” “Apparently, the answer to ‘why did the chicken cross the road’ is…. to get to the Pentagon?!” the AWL quipped in a Facebook post. The animal rescue group said it cannot identify the location of the security checkpoint where the chicken was found. “For actual security reasons we are not allowed to disclose the exact location,” AWL spokeswoman Chelsea Jones told The Washington Post. The chicken, now dubbed Henny Penny, will have a new permanent home at a Virginia animal sanctuary.
*****How do we know that’s not a Chinese “robo-chicken??”
********There’s a hen in the henhouse!!!!
*****The Pentagon called Colonel Sander’s office!!!!
Toddlers Chat With 911 On Apple Watch
A Michigan couple who allowed their 3-year-old to play with what they thought was an inoperative Apple Watch said they were shocked when the toddler called 911 during his naptime. Leon Hendrix posted a video to Facebook showing the baby monitor camera footage from his 3-year-old son Landon’s naptime conversation with a 911 operator. Hendrix and his wife, Andrea, said they allowed Landon, one of three young boys in the family, to play with an old Mickey Mouse-themed Apple Watch because the toddler is enamored with the cartoon character. “That was one of the original series watches, I was like, ‘I haven’t used it in years, it’s probably not connected to a phone, what’s the harm in him looking at the Mickey Apple watch?'” Andrea Hendrix told WOOD-TV. The mother said she was working from home during the kids’ nap time when she heard something unusual coming from the baby monitor. “I was listening, and I was like, ‘Wait is that someone else talking?'” she said. She said she panicked when she realized the toddler, who had climbed into a crib with his younger brother, was talking to a 911 operator. “When it was happening, I was like freaking out. Obviously because I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t believe he called 911.’ And I was like, ‘How long this has been going on for and are they on their way here?'” she recalled. Leon Hendrix, a former anchor for WOOD-TV, said he rushed to the kids’ bedroom to interrupt the call, which the parents later discovered had lasted seven minutes. See the video HERE.
*******The kid was saying, “Help! My parents won’t buy me a new watch!!”
Parrot Flies Off With GoPro Camera
A thieving parrot offered a remarkable birds-eye view of a national park in New Zealand after picking up a GoPro camera and flying off. A family were having a rest during a trek when the parrot was filmed swooping down, picking up the device, and making a swift getaway. The camera kept on filming as the bird flew high above the tree-covered hills of the Fiordland National Park in Te Anau. The feathered fiend was a kea parrot, a species which is native to the park and known for its curiosity. After the brief aerial tour, it placed the camera down on the ground and gave it a close inspection before losing interest and flying off. A young boy then shouted “found it” as he came to collect the camera.
********Bird videos are coolest!!
****New law: every bird must have a camera attached!!
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A LIST FOR MONDAY
8 Things Neurologists Do When They Have A Headache
Find a calming space.
Creating a quiet and relaxing environment is often the first step some neurologists take to alleviate headache pain.
“If I have a headache, I rest or lie down for as long as I can, and it doesn’t depend on the time of day,” said Faye Begeti, a neurology doctor and neuroscientist in the U.K. “With migraines in particular, people usually find that they have to lie down in a quiet, dark room.”
Distract your mind.
With busy schedules and responsibilities, taking a quick siesta isn’t always feasible. Rami Burstein, a professor of anesthesia and neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, explained that he tends to utilize relaxing distractions when he can’t power nap in the workplace.
“As contrary as it may sound, walking can be helpful and reading,” Burstein said.
Figure out your triggers.
Understanding your headache triggers can serve as both a preventative and in-the-moment approach to address pain.
“Most of my migraine attacks are visually triggered or are triggered when I am ambivalent or worried about a decision or situation. The latter is a bit harder to control, but it’s fascinating to recognize,” said Jan Lewis Brandes, the director and founder of the Nashville Neuroscience Group. “Red wine can be a trigger for me, so I am careful about not having more than a few ounces.”
Additionally, a common headache trigger is sleep disturbances. There’s a misconception that headaches are primarily caused by sleep deprivation, but Begeti explained that sticking to a consistent sleep schedule may be more important than the amount of sleep you get every night.
“This is something that I didn’t know when I was at university, so I would reliably have a headache every single Saturday after staying up late the day before, and sleeping in on the weekend,” Begeti said.
Get hydrated ASAP.
Many neurologists pay closer attention to what they drink when experiencing headache pain. As simple as it sounds, water is your best friend when you have a headache or migraine.
Kristina Lopez, an assistant professor at the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and headache specialist, said that her headaches are typically a signifier that she needs to up her hydration. While Lopez explained that researchers aren’t quite sure why drinking water eases headache pain (there are a number of theories), it’s a “cheap and safe preventative and as-needed treatment strategy.”
“I finally took my own advice and started getting a consistent eight hours of sleep and drinking more water,” Lopez said. “It’s wild how much better I feel.”
Try drinking a little coffee, too.
Though it may seem counterintuitive, caffeine can actually be a remedy for headaches. Brandes said that drinking a cup of coffee is the first step she takes when combatting a migraine attack, followed by drinking a glass of water and taking medication.
Caffeine causes blood vessels to narrow and restricts blood flow around the brain, which can relieve pain. However, moderation is key: Consuming caffeine on the regular may have the opposite effect, leading to withdrawal headaches if you suddenly stop drinking your morning espresso or green tea.
Eat smaller meals throughout the day.
Interestingly, another personal tip from Kanieki is to break snacks and meals into five to six portions throughout the day.
This is because low blood sugar may exacerbate headache pain, along with migraine symptoms. Try swapping up your meal times or breaking down bigger meals into smaller parts that you eat intermittently and see if it helps.
Take pain relievers when necessary.
Depending on the severity of her headache, Begeti will take over-the-counter pain medication such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aka NSAIDs) or acetaminophen. However, be sure to keep track of the amount of pain relievers you take: Begeti noted that she limits her monthly intake of over-the-counter pain medication to under 10 days a month to avoid medication-overuse headaches.
If you are experiencing more severe pain or symptoms, it may be worth a trip to the neurologist to see if you could benefit from prescription medication.
“I get migraine attacks and will take a triptan — an as-needed migraine pain medication — and a nausea medication when I feel an episode coming on,” Lopez said.
Remember that some factors are outside of your control.
While some things can help you prevent headache pain, it’s important to note that not every headache can be linked to lifestyle or environmental factors.
“Sometimes there are no notable triggers to headaches,” Begeti said. “A big part of why people get headaches is due to genetics, and I see headaches that run in families.”
Headache pain can range from mild to debilitating. Trying neurologist-approved strategies until you find what specifically works for you may help to alleviate your pain in the long run. Establishing a unique, at-home routine is vital to treating these conditions effectively.
“It’s important to listen to your body. I find that a headache may resolve if I do that and it certainly prevents it from getting worse,” Begeti said.
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