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Born on this day!! Actor Chita Rivera is 90. Actor-director Lou Antonio (“Cool Hand Luke”) is 89. Jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton is 80. Actor Gil Gerard is 80. Bassist-keyboardist Bill Cunningham of The Box Tops is 73. Actor Richard Dean Anderson (“MacGyver”) is 73. Singer-guitarist Robin Zander of Cheap Trick is 70. Singer Anita Baker is 65. Bassist Earl Falconer of UB40 is 64. Actor Peter Mackenzie (“black-ish”) is 62. Actor Boris McGiver (“House of Cards,” ″Boardwalk Empire”) is 61. Actor Gail O’Grady (“American Dreams,” ″NYPD Blue”) is 60. Actor Mariska Hargitay (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”) is 59. Singer Marc Nelson (Az Yet) is 52. “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O’Donnell is 49. Actor Tiffani Thiessen (“Beverly Hills, 90210”) is 49. Bassist Nick Harmer of Death Cab For Cutie is 48. Actor Lindsey Kraft (“Living Biblically”) is 43.


1556 – The deadliest earthquake on record killed 830,000 in Shanxi, China.
1789 – Georgetown University established in what is now Washington, DC.
1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman physician in the U.S.
1964 – The 24th Amendment to the Constitution, barring poll taxes, was ratified.
1968 – North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo (the crew was released 11 months later.)
1973 – President Nixon announced that an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War.
1989 – Salvador Dali died in Spain at age 84.
1993 – The first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall, died.
2002 – Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped by the National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty.
2004 – Bob Keeshan, “Captain Kangaroo,” died at age 76.

Today Is: Maternal Health Awareness Day, National Handwriting Day, National Pie Day (Not to be confused with Pi Day on March 14), Paul Pitcher Day, Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood  /  8:30 – Bob Heart Abishola   /  9:00 – NCIS /  10:00 – NCIS Hawaii
NBC – 8:00  – America’s Got Talent All-Stars  /  10:00 –  Quantum Leap
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelor  /  10:00 – The Good Doctor
FOX – 8:00 –  Fantasy Island  /  9:00 – Alert Missing Persons Unit
CW – 8:00 – All American  /  9:00 – All American Homecoming

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: David Duchovny, Zach Shallcross, Lukas Graham, Mickey Guyton
Jimmy Fallon: Aaron Judge, Josh Duhamel, Freddie Gibbs featuring Anderson .Paak
Stephen Colbert: Nathan Lane, Sam Jay
Seth Meyers: Hilary Duff, Kim Petras, Danny Carey
James Corden: Kate Walsh, Storm Reid, Skip Marley
Watch What Happens Live: Maddi Reese, Joe Bradley, Mia Alario, Grace Lilly
Daily Show: Guest host Wanda Sykes
The View: Sen. Raphael Warnock
The Talk: Wayne Brady
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Zach Shallcross
Drew Barrymore: Sam Smith, Michael Griffin, Brian Orakpo, Bryan Hynson
Jennifer Hudson: Winnie Harlow

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

QUESTION: Why did Paulina Porizkova WALK OUT on a dinner date?? She’s had it with men who say their ex-wives had a “borderline disorder!!!!” Huh?????


QUESTION: Was she just being a FRENEMY?? Mel B says that Posh designed her dress for a ceremony with Prince William, with a BIG SLIT where the medal goes!!!


QUESTION: Could YOU be a victim of CATFISHING? This Nigerian man scammed four women out of $30k, and tells you the warning signs to look out for!!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Are you into the latest list of INS AND OUTS FOR WEDDINGS?? They include “no bridesmaids” and “walking the aisle solo!!!” Are you kidding??????
The Bridal Journey's list of trends that are 'out' for 2023The Bridal Journey's list of trends that are 'in' for 2023

QUESTION: Who showed up for LISA MARIE PRESLEY’S FUNERAL? Axl Rose, Alanis Morissette, and Fergie, the Duchess of York, among many others!!!!!!!!!!
Fans visit the grave of Lisa Marie Presley during her memorial.

Jeremy Renner Update

Jeremy Renner shared a photo on Instagram Saturday showing him undergoing physical therapy in a hospital-style bed near a window.  He is laying down and wearing shorts with his bare legs and feet visible.  He sustained life-threatening injuries to his chest, head and legs when his snowplow ran over him while he was helping a motorist stuck in the snow near his house in Nevada on Jan. 1.  “I want to thank EVERYONE for their messages and thoughtfulness for my family and I …. Much love and appreciation to you all. These 30 plus broken bones will mend, grow stronger, just like the love and bond with family and friends deepens. Love and blessings to you all.”  The post got more than 650,000 “likes” in the first hour it was online.  See the post HERE.
*******The “likes” are over 3 million now!!
******There was some speculation that he might lose a leg. We hope not!!
******In Hollywood, many people thought this was a publicity stunt for “Mayor of Kingstown!!” And they were so jealous that they hadn’t thought of it!!

Cobra Kai Coming To An End

Cobra Kai‘s sixth season will be its last, the series’ creators announced Friday. Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg shared a letter with fans on Friday.  “Reacquainting the world with The Karate Kid universe has been our humble honor,” the letter said. “Making Cobra Kai has allowed us to join the same hallowed dojo once inhabited by the great Robert Mark Kamen, John Avildsen, Jerry Weintraub, and all the amazing original cast members. It has also enabled us to play sensei, expanding the original storylines and birthing a new generation of underdogs. We’ve never once taken this opportunity for granted.  The Netflix show starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka takes up where The Karate Kid film left off. In the series set 30 years later, the tensions between Daniel LaRusso (Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (Zabka) continue to fester.  Last season, Cobra Kai notched 95 and 105 hours of views in consecutive weeks.  The trailer for Cobra Kai Season 5, which counts Will Smith and Overbrook Entertainment among its executive producers, promises the “biggest and baddest season yet,” but it will be the final one.
********The show is being “chopped??”

Arnold Gets New Book Deal

Arnold Schwarzenegger has landed a book deal with Penguin Press.  He has already previously penned a memoir, “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story,” which was published a decade ago in 2012.  There was buzz in the publishing world that Nils Parker, the ghostwriter and journalist who has collaborated on book projects with comedian Ralphie May, Tucker Max and YouTuber GloZell Green, was on board to co-write the book with Arnold.  But an insider familiar with the project says that the co-writer for the motivational book is not yet confirmed.  Schwarzenegger has previously written a slew of bodybuilding guides, including “Arnold: Education of a Body Builder,” “The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding” and “Arnold’s Bodybuilding for Men.”
*********The title of this book will be “How I Screwed Up My Life and Wound Up Living With a Donkey and a Miniature Horse!!!”
******Chapter One: “Did I Mention That Chris Pratt is My Son-in-Law??”
*******At the end, there’s some inspirational advice: “Don’t touch the maid. It’s not worth it!!!”

King Charles Coronation Details

King Charles III’s coronation outfit is going to “break away from tradition” and steer clear of the “dated” look of the past, according to reports.  He will be formally crowned on May 6 following his ascension to the throne in September after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.  And while the royals have always stuck true to their centuries-old traditions, it seems as though the King is looking to switch things up to keep up with the times.  In previous coronations, the monarch traditionally wore silk stockings and breeches — often worn for horse riding.  But a source told The Sun that Charles will don his military uniform on the big day in a bid to represent the “modern 21st-century monarchy.”  While Buckingham Palace has remained somewhat tight-lipped about the upcoming extravaganza, it did tease that the crowning will be a scaled-back affair.  Taking place at Westminster Abbey, the 74-year-old’s coronation will “reflect the monarch’s role today and look towards the future, while being rooted in long-standing traditions and pageantry,” Buckingham Palace has previously said.
********They figure, why waste a bunch of money?? He can’t last that long!!!
*******By the time Wills is King, they’ll just have Grub Hub drop off the crown at the house!!!
********In a surprise move, Charles will be riding Camilla to the coronation!! He got her a new saddle for the occasion!!
******Instead of champagne, they’ll be serving special “Coronation Coronas!!!”
elizabeth's coronation

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Gets Married

Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, who became the second person to ever set foot on the moon in 1969, following crewmate Neil Armstrong, married his “longtime love” on his 93rd birthday on Friday.  He announced his nuptials on Twitter.  “On my 93rd birthday & the day I will also be honored by Living Legends of Aviation I am pleased to announce that my longtime love Dr. Anca Faur & I have tied the knot,” Aldrin wrote. “We were joined in holy matrimony in a small private ceremony in Los Angeles & are as excited as eloping teenagers.” He posted two photos of himself in a tuxedo and Faur in a long-sleeved glittering dress.  Aldrin also thanked fans for their birthday wishes in another Friday tweet. “It means a lot and I hope to continue serving a greater cause for many more revolutions around the sun,” he wrote.
*****Please tell us they played “Fly Me to the Moon” at the reception!! (You know they did)
*****We’ve been at parties with Buzz (true), and he is definitely a chick magnet!! That’s what happens when you fly to the moon!!
*****He’s 93 and she’s 63. This was obviously a shotgun wedding!! They’ll be starting a family soon!!

Prince Harry Trashes Graceland

In his new autobiography, “Spare,” Prince Harry described being unimpressed with Graceland, former home of the late Elvis Presley.  “People variously called the house a castle, a mansion, a palace. But it reminded me of the badger sett,” Prince Harry wrote. “Dark, claustrophobic. I walked around saying, ‘The King lived here, you say? Really?’”  Elvis lived at Graceland from June 26, 1957, until his death Aug. 16, 1977. In the book, Prince Harry wrote that whoever picked out the decor of the famous residence must have been on drugs.  Prince Harry recalled, “I stood in one tiny room with loud furniture and shag carpet and thought, ‘The King’s interior designer must have been on acid.’”  The popular tourist attraction attracts more than 600,000 visitors a year, according to the property, and features some 200,000 square feet of entertainment space, restaurants, gift shops and more.
*******OK, NOW he’s done it!! You can trash King Charles, but you CANNOT come to America and trash Elvis!!
*******Prince Harry is now officially the whiney little b*tch of the century!!!


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Saved By Dolly!-(Star)

Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton brought down the house with a medley of “Wrecking Ball” and “I Will Always Love You” during Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party in Miami Dec. 31, and the crowd went wild as the pair closed out the show with one of the 76-year-old’s biggest hits.  “Wait, Dolly, I forgot something,” Miley told her godmother.  “I flew from L.A., you flew from Nashville all the way to Miami, and we didn’t even do ‘Jolene’!”



Did Santa Eat These Cookies?

A Rhode Island police department said it has granted the request of a young resident to have the remains of a cookie and some carrots DNA tested to determine if Santa Claus bit them.  The Cumberland Police Department said in a news release it received a letter this month from “a young investigator” seeking to have a partially-eaten Oreo cookie and some baby carrot sticks DNA tested to identify whether they were indeed eaten by Santa Claus on Dec. 25.  “This young lady obviously has a keen sense for truth and the investigative process and did a tremendous job packaging her evidence for submission. We will do our very best to provide answers for her,” Chief Matthew J. Benson said in the release.  The food was passed along to the State of Rhode Island’s Department of Health Forensic Sciences Unit for analysis, Benson said.  Benson said the department already provided the girl with some “uncovered evidence in support of Santa Claus’ presence in her neighborhood” — a photo of a deer in the area on Christmas Eve.
*******Also, there was one white beard hair on the Oreo!! Case closed!!!
*****Santa was contacted at the North Pole and agreed to show up for the arraignment!!!
*****He contacted Alec Baldwin’s lawyers and said “When you’re done with him, I need some help!!”

Oldest Person

Guinness World Records said a woman in Spain is now the oldest person living at age 115.  The record-keeping organization said María Branyas Morera, who lives in Catalonia, Spain, was verified Thursday as being 115 years and 321 days old.  Morera became the oldest person living and oldest woman living following the death of French nun Lucile Randon, aka Sister Andre, at age 118 on Tuesday.  Morera was born in San Francisco on March 4, 1907, and moved to Spain with her family at age 8.  Morera, who has lived at the Residència Santa María del Tura nursing home for the past 22 years, remains in good health, representatives at the facility said in a statement to Guinness World Records.  The super-centenarian has a Twitter account she keeps updated with help from her daughter. Her Twitter bio describes her as “old, very old, but not an idiot.”
**********She’s doing better than Biden!! He was an idiot when he was YOUNG!!
*****Somewhere, there’s a 114-year0ld who’s just waiting their turn at the top!!


Rangers at a national park in Queensland, Australia, found a massive 5.9-pound cane toad that they said might be the largest ever on record.  The Queensland Department of Environment and Science said in a post on its website that Conway National Park rangers stopped their vehicle for a snake crossing a road near Airlie Beach and spotted a “monster cane toad” nearby.  “I reached down and grabbed the cane toad and couldn’t believe how big and heavy it was,” ranger Kylee Gray said.  The rangers nicknamed their discovery “Toadzilla” and removed it from the park due to the danger it could pose to the environment.  “A cane toad that size will eat anything it can fit into its mouth, and that includes insects, reptiles and small mammals,” Gray said.  She said the toad, believed to be a female, weighed in at 5.9 pounds, which could be a new record for the species.
*******She’s a new spokesperson for Nutri-System!!

Burning Ghost Train

Authorities in southern Germany say efforts to put out a fire on a train turned into a spectacular chase early Friday after the driverless diesel engine began taking off toward Austria of its own accord.  Firefighters had been called to put out a train blaze near the village of Strass at about 3 a.m. (0200 GMT), the Bavarian Red Cross said. But shortly before they arrived the engine started moving downhill on the sloping track, picking up speed as it rolled several kilometers toward the town of Freilassing.  A video posted online by the Freilassing Volunteer Firefighting Company showed flames and smoke pouring from the train as it swept through the town.  With firefighters in hot pursuit, railway officials managed to switch the “ghost train” onto a side track near Freilassing station where it was stopped by a buffer before it could cross the border.
**********They later discovered Brad Pitt on the train!!!
*******Cue “Runaway Train” by Soul Asylum!!!









The Rudest Things You Can Do In A Group Fitness Class


Arriving late

“Arrive a few minutes early to find your spot and be sure you are ready when the instructor is ready to start,” advised Jodi R.R. Smith, president of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting.  You disrupt the class when you get there late, so some studios even have late-arrival policies. Don’t assume they’ll make an exception for you. Be mindful if you might have to leave early as well.

“Plan to stay to the very end,” Leighton said. “But if you do need to leave the class early for some reason, a front row yoga mat isn’t for you. Take a spot closest to the door that’ll minimize the disruption.”

Chatting with your friends during class

Attending a fitness class with your friends can be an enjoyable activity, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right time to socialize.

“Make lengthy small talk after or before class,” advised Diane Gottsman, an etiquette expert, author of “Modern Etiquette for a Better Life” and founder of the Protocol School of Texas. “Talking over the instructor during the class is rude, as well as distracting.”

Hogging the water station

Most fitness studios offer water stations to keep people hydrated. Refrain from taking more than you need, however.  “When filling up your water bottle before class, ask yourself if you’ll really be drinking 128 ounces in the next hour or if maybe you don’t actually need to fill up your entire gallon-size jug while a long line of people forms behind you,” Leighton said.

Keeping your phone on

Ideally, you can keep your phone in a locker or otherwise stow it away during class. But if you need to have it in the room with you, don’t keep the volume on!

“Nothing kills the vibe faster than someone’s phone going off,” Leighton said. “If you need to keep an eye on your phone during class, keep it on silent and take a spot in the back of the room closest to the door if you need to make a quick exit to take a call.”

Saving spots for your late friends

“Don’t put down towels or mats to hold space for someone who is running late,” Gottsman said. “Chances are they aren’t going to arrive at all and someone else will miss a prime spot.”

Smith similarly advised against “saving” spots or machines for your friends at the gym, especially since space is often limited.  “Many gyms now assign locations to avoid this ongoing issue,” she noted.

Monopolizing the instructor’s time

Remember that a group fitness class is different from a personal training session. Don’t use everyone’s workout time to have your own conversation with the instructor.

“Asking questions about form or to avoid injury are acceptable,” Smith said. “Monopolizing the instructor’s time is not.”

Not being mindful of space

“Your participation should not overtly impact others,” Smith said. “Yes, there are times to cheer, sweat, and move, but excessive grunting, sweating, or bumping into others’ space should be avoided.”  Be mindful of the studio’s size as you move around ― and even as you prepare for class.

“Here in New York, especially in winter time, our studios aren’t often big enough for everybody plus their gym bags plus their coats,” Leighton said. “Bring just the essentials into the studio whenever possible.”

Sporting offensive slogans

People’s workout clothes and water bottles often have words on them ― and you should be mindful about what might be printed on your gear.

“Be aware of any slogans on your workout wear,” Smith said. “Avoid pictures and/or slogans which could be offensive to others ― racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, antisemitic, or even fatphobic images are best avoided.”

Ignoring the instructor’s movement

Gottsman pointed to the importance of trying to follow directions as closely as possible ― at least within reason.   “While you are encouraged to exercise at your own pace, doing something completely different means you might be better in a different group,” she said. “In other words, people behind you often follow your lead and doing a samba instead of a downward dog shows you are not closely aligned with the class you chose.”

Not wiping down equipment

Before you leave, you’ll need to wipe down the mats or pieces of equipment you were sweating all over, unless the studio tells you otherwise. This is one important way to show consideration to the people in the next class.  “In busy venues, be sure to gather your belongings, wipe down any equipment and exit quickly to allow the next class to begin on time,” Smith said.

Being unsupportive of others

“This is not middle school,” Smith emphasized. “Bodies come in all shapes and sizes. And people attend classes at all levels of fitness. Endeavor to be inclusive and supportive.”

Even if you’re a regular at a particular class and feel more comfortable, don’t forget to be friendly to everyone.  “People tend to make friends with people in their fitness class, but don’t leave out new people who are joining,” Gottsman urged. “If you see them struggle to find the location for equipment or look like they might have a question, reach out and offer help.”


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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