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Born on this day!! Actress Sally Ann Howes (“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”) is 90. Actress Diana Rigg (“The Avengers”) is 82. Bassist John Lodge of the Moody Blues is 77. Country singer T.G. Sheppard is 76. Singer Kim Carnes is 75. Guitarist Carlos Santana is 73. Guitarist Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister is 68. Drummer Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols is 64. Actress Donna Dixon (“Bosom Buddies”) is 63. Keyboardist Mick McNeil of Simple Minds is 62. Country singer Radney Foster is 61. Actor Dean Winters (“30 Rock,” Mayhem in Allstate commercials) is 56. Guitarist Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam is 54. Actor Reed Diamond (“Judging Amy,” ?Homicide: Life on the Street”) is 53. Actor Josh Holloway (“Lost”) is 51. Singer Vitamin C is 51. Actress Sandra Oh is 49. Actor Omar Epps is 47. Actor Simon Rex is 46. Actress Judy Greer (“The Village,” ?Arrested Development”) is 45. Actor Charlie Korsmo (“Can’t Hardly Wait,” ?Hook”) is 42. Singer Elliott Yamin (“American Idol”) is 42. Model Gisele Bundchen is 40. Guitarist Mike Kennerty of All-American Rejects is 40. Actor Percy Daggs the Third (“Veronica Mars”) is 38. Actor John Francis Daley (“Bones,” ?Freaks and Geeks”) is 35. Dancer-country singer Julianne Hough (“Dancing with the Stars”) is 32. Actress Billi Bruno (“According to Jim”) is 24.


1810 – Colombia declared independence from Spain.
1881 – Fugitive Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull surrendered to federal troops.
1951 – King Abdullah I of Jordan was assassinated.
1960 – Sirima Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) became the world’s first woman prime minister.
1969 – Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong was the first man to walk on the Moon.
1985 – Treasure hunters found the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, which sank off the coast of Key West, Fla., in 1622 during a hurricane. The ship contained over $400 million in coins and silver ingots.

Today Is: Global Hug Your Kid Day, Moon Day, National Get Out of the Doghouse Day, National Lollipop Day, Space Exploration Day, World Jump 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  – Titan Games  /  9:00 – The Wall  /  10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelor: Greatest Seasons
FOX – 8:00 –  911  /  9:00 – 911 Lone Star
CW – 8:00 –  Whose Line  /  8:30 – Whose Line  /  9:00 – Penn and Teller Fool Us

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: David Schwimmer, Alison Brie, Jimmy Buffett
Seth Meyers: Colin Jost, Cristin Milioti, Nikki Glaspie
Conan: Don Cheadle
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Andy Cohen, Monica Mangin
Ellen DeGeneres: Kieran Culkin, the Jonas Brothers (R 10/8/19)
Wendy Williams: Devyn Simone, Makho Ndlovu (R 12/2/19)
The Real: Dr. Mehmet Oz, guest co-host Eva Marcille (R 11/4/19)
Kelly Clarkson: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Lauren Lapkus, Art Smith, Ashley Borden (R 6/24/20)
Tamron Hall: Debra Messing, Mandana Dayani, Deja Foxx, Dr. Jen Arnold

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

QUESTION: Did you see KANYE WEST’S first PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN RALLY??? He started sobbing about Kim and kids.. and he’s up to 2% in the polls!!!!


QUESTION: Does the NFL have bigger problems than the national anthem?? Their biggest stars are concerned that there’s no plan to keep them safe this season!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Remember the heroic little boy who saved his younger sister from a DOG ATTACK? He’s getting a “Captain America” shield.. from.. CAPTAIN AMERICA!!


QUESTION: Is it time for a new NATIONAL ANTHEM?? The L.A. Times thinks so, and they think we should replace it with “LEAN ON ME” by Bill Withers!!!! Huh???????


QUESTION: After this pundit tweeted that everyone should WEAR A MASK at all times, even on the beach, she posted THIS picture!! Are we missing something? Like a MASK?


Nick Cannon’s Talk Show Delayed

Nick Cannon’s planned TV talk show has been postponed until 2021, due to his recent anti-Semitic remarks and subsequent apology.  ViacomCBS ended its decades-long relationship with Cannon this week, denouncing as “hateful speech” his comments about Jewish people on his podcast.  After Cannon apologized for his “hurtful” comments, Fox said it would not fire him from his job as host of The Masked Singer.  On Friday, the producers of Cannon’s syndicated talk show, which was slated to premiere this fall, said they are pushing back its release date.  “After conversations with Nick, we do believe that his public comments don’t reflect his true feelings and his apology is heartfelt and sincere,” Lionsgate and Debmar-Mercury said in a statement.  “We want to continue the healing process as he meets with leaders of the Jewish community and engages in a dialogue with our distribution partners to hear their views. We are standing by Nick in our hope that by fall 2021 he will be able to use his extraordinary talent and platform to entertain, enlighten and unite his audience on the Nick Cannon talk show,” they added. “Lionsgate and Debmar-Mercury condemn anti-Semitism, racism and hate speech. It runs counter to everything we stand for.”
*******He also said white people are “like animals.” Which is true. Kinda.
*****This might be a good time to let people off the hook when they get carried away. Nick’s a good guy.
*******It sounded like he was trying to get some street cred. Bad call.
*****if his talk show DOES debut, he’ll have something to talk about!!
UPDATE: Fans were concerned after Nick tweeted out: “Y’all can have this planet. I’m out.” 

Alex Trebek Gives Summer Show and Health Update

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek announced Thursday that his cancer treatment is going well.  He recorded a video message posted on the official Jeopardy! social media.  “I’m doing well. I’ve been continuing my treatment and it is paying off, though it does fatigue me a great deal,” Trebek said. “My numbers are good. I’m feeling great.”  He came forward with his diagnosis of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March of 2019. He has undergone chemotherapy treatments but continues to host the game show.  In March 2020, Trebek shared a video on the anniversary of his diagnosis, saying 18% of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer patients survive the first year.  Jeopardy! is currently on hiatus due to COVID-19 production shutdowns. In the meantime, Trebek says in the video that he is recording new introduction segments for some classic episodes the game show will air.  See the message HERE.
******He’s also rockin’ a beard… which works!! Keep it, dude!!
******This pandemic panic actually worked out for him.. great excuse to take it easy for awhile.
*****We’re hoping it won’t be “Final Jeopardy” for quite some time!!

Meghan Blames Tabloids For Bad Dad Relationship

Meghan Markle is putting the blame for her doomed relationship with her dad squarely on the shoulders of the British tabloids.  Lawyers for Meghan said she and her dad Thomas Markle “had a very close father/daughter relationship throughout her childhood and remained close until he was targeted three years ago by intrusive UK tabloid media,” according to court documents obtained by The Guardian.  Markle is suing the Mail on Sunday for publishing a handwritten letter she sent to her father.  Markle’s lawyers claim she provided her father with “substantial” financial support between 2014-18 with funds she received from the TV show “Suits,” but stopped after their relationship broke down shortly before her wedding to Prince Harry.  Meghan and Harry were furious when it was revealed that Thomas Markle had secretly collaborated with a British paparazzo to stage lucrative photos of himself preparing for their wedding. Friends of Markle’s claim the Mail on Sunday is “abusing” the British court system by forcing her to disclose personal information — and then using that information to generate headlines.  The Mail on Sunday’s lawyers recently asked Markle to “provide evidence that she had provided financial support to her father, implying she had not repaid a student loan her father had taken out to support her university education,” according to The Guardian.
*******By the way, what’s WRONG with her dad doing something tacky?? He’s only being true to his white trash ethnic roots!!
*****We DO know that her mom, Doria, was the brains of the operation!!
******Have you noticed?? We haven’t heard anything from the Markles lately!! Sounds like they got paid!!
MEANWHILE, Harry’s popularity in Britain has plunged from 75% to 35%!! Wonder why?? Meghan??? Any thoughts??

Carole Baskin Takes On 50 Cent

Tiger King” star Carole Baskin is showing her wilder side on Cameo.  On Thursday, 50 Cent posted a video on Instagram featuring Baskin and her husband Howard doing what can safely be called their very best rendition of the rapper’s seminal song from 2003, the birthday anthem “In Da Club.”  “This song wasn’t music it was magic,” 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, wrote in the caption of the post. “It went everywhere in the world then never went away everyday is somebody’s birthday.”  The Baskins’ performance of the so-called other “birthday song” earned over 850,000 views on 50 Cent’s Instagram account.  50 added also added, “but the shit it did to Murder inc Lol #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi,” in reference to his notorious beef with the record label and its artists. The song earned the G-Unit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 year-end list.  Elsewhere on social media, Cardi B retweeted Twitter user @claire_chair, who boasted that she’d presented her father with a Cameo video of Baskin singing Lil’ Duval’s “Smile (Living My Best Life)” for his 60th birthday.  “Wait a damn minute …..Ya better not be plotting on me,” tweeted Cardi. Her comment suggests she may be somewhat threatened — either by Carole’s latent hip-hop prowess or the fact that some speculate she had her first husband murdered and fed to tigers. Nevertheless, the retweet of Carole’s clip helped the video reach over 361,000 views on Twitter so far.  See the video HERE.
*******Carole’s living her “best life,” which is what happens after you kill your first husband!!
******Meanwhile, Joe Exotic is under a pile of other inmates in Oklahoma!!
******Carole’s new husband looks like a sex machine… so he’s probably safe!!

Joey Lawrence Divorcing

Joey Lawrence and his wife Chandie are separating after nearly 15 years of marriage.  He filed for divorce at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, according to TMZ.  They tied the knot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, in 2005. The couple share two daughters: 14-year-old Charleston and 10-year-old Liberty.  Joey does not have any pictures of his soon-to-be ex-wife on social media, but he posted a sweet tribute to their girls on Father’s Day.  “My reason for life,” he wrote in June. “My greatest blessings. Being the father of these two amazing, strong, powerful young ladies (and Of course my son pictured there in the has brought more joy and happiness into my life then I ever could have imagined. God bless all the fathers out there who enjoy and share the same blessing of being a Dad. Our job as fathers is unparalleled and literally the most important and meaningful responsibility we ever could have.”
******If it’s so important, stay with your wife. That’s the best thing you can do for your kids. (too much truth?)

Ellen Show Rumors Heat Up

Executive producers of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” reportedly had no choice but to address allegations of its toxic workplace environment following Fox News’ published interview with a bodyguard who documented his unsavory experience with the host.  One employee still working for the production company behind DeGeneres’ talk show claimed to Buzzfeed News that Thomas Majercak’s exclusive interview with Fox News left execs scrambling to combat the accusations head-on after weeks of remaining silent.  “A current employee told BuzzFeed News that on May 1, the same day the story about the former bodyguard was published, executive producers took the rare move of holding an all-staff meeting over Zoom to address the negative stories and low morale,” the report said.  Ten additional former employees of the long-running show spoke on anonymity to the outlet with additional nightmarish claims about what it’s like working for DeGeneres and top producers. Many backed up claims made by Majercak, who say that he experienced DeGeneres’ “cold” and “demeaning” behavior while protecting her at the 2014 Oscars ceremony.  One former employee lambasted the show for using its positive content and charitable donations to guests as a way of masking the negative behavior taking place off-camera.  Another employee said the “‘be kind’ bulls–t” occurs “only” when cameras are rolling.  Others alleged that they were axed from their jobs for taking bereavement days or medical leave, with one former employee claiming they took one month off to receive mental support for a suicide attempt. That employee returned to the office just to be told their position had been eliminated, the report said.
******Sounds like being fired by Ellen would be GOOD for your mental health!!
*****Who would have thought that Ellen is bat-sh*t crazy??? OK, you can all put your hands down now!!
******Her statement: “I can’t believe all the little people are turning on me now!! The nerve!!”

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Have Baby

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake welcomed their second child this week after the pair managed to keep the pregnancy a total secret.  With the help of the pandemic, which saw the couple holed up in Montana with 5-year-old son Silas, and some creative social media posts, Biel, 38, and Timberlake, 39, kept the baby-to-be under wraps for months.  The famous pair, who haven’t been photographed in public since March, avoided posting any full-length snaps of Biel to social media during the later stages of the pregnancy. Biel gave birth earlier this week, a friend confirmed to the Daily Mail.
*****Guess all those tabloid stories about the divorce weren’t true??
*******Or maybe this is the “divorce baby??”
*****Our wife kept her pregnancy secret. We’re still trying to figure out who the father is!!

Golden Girls Home For Sale

A Southern California house made famous by outdoor shots in the first season of classic sitcom The Golden Girls is listed for sale for the first time, with an asking price of a tad below $3 million.  The Los Angeles house, listed for $2,999,000 by real estate firm Douglas Elliman, served as the exterior of the house shared by the titular women for the first season of the 1985-1992 sitcom, before a replica was constructed on a studio lot for subsequent seasons.  The owner of the house, James Barry said it is the first time the four-bedroom home has been listed for sale since his parents, David Noble Barry III and Margaret Carr Barry, had it built in 1955. He said his parents received a small fee for allowing shots of the house to be used in the show.  Barry said only the exterior of the house was used for filming, but the floor plan the series’ designers made on a sound stage was based on the actual floor plan of the home.
******Comes with a lifetime supply of Metamucil!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Pratt Leaving Pregnant Wife!-(National Enquirer)

“Guardians of the Galaxy” hero Chris Pratt, 41, has a very down-to-earth problem:  He needs to finish filming “Jurassic World:  Dominion” in London in the next few months-just when he and wife Katherine Schwarzenegger, 30, are expecting their first child!  “Chris will have to make a choice between work or his wife and new baby!” a source spilled.  “Chris is contractually obliged to be on set when they start, although every effort will be made so he can take the 11-hour flight home on the weekends.”

Johnny Walks Pirates Plank!-(Globe)

Jack Sparrow who?  Shiver me timbers-it turns out “Bombshell” beauty Margot Robbie, 30, will be steering the ship in a female-driven new “Pirates of the Caribbean” flick!  Yes, that means behind-the-mast mainstay Johnny Depp-the five-flick franchise’s flamboyant A-list lead-is taking a walk down the plank and won’t be part of the swashbuckling adventure.  “Ain’t no ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ without Johnny Depp,” fans are already snarling.  But here’s hopin’ the Aussie lass proves them naysayers wrong!  Arrr!

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“I think my ability to be vulnerable and be more intimate with people has really heightened.”-On how lockdown has helped her emotional growth, Demi Lovato.

“Careful what you do, everybody because you might find yourself f**king over a little brown girl at the beginning of a career…..She might turn out to be Thandie Newton winning Emmys.”-On eventually naming names from her early days in Hollywood, Thandie Newton.

“It’s a magical time when an angel pops into the planet, which is what it feels like for me.”-Gushing about how he can’t wait to meet his future daughter with Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom.

“I’ll make any action movie over and over and over again before I homeschool again.”-Sharing how stressful it was to teach her kids during the pandemic, Charlize Theron.

Man’s Best Friends-(Star)

July 9

A behatted Hugh Jackman cuddled up with Allegra and Dali, the beloved dogs he once joked were “more famous” than he was.  The Logan star, 51, posted the sweet shot-taken by wife Deborra-Lee Furness-after he was announced as the emcee of the 22nd Broadway Barks animal-adoption event on July 16.  It’s a fitting gig for Hugh, who’s admitted he stays connected with his fur babies-as well as his kids, Oscar, 20, and Ava, 14-via Skype and FaceTime when he’s away for work.  Checking out photos of the French bulldog and labradoodle has become a must for his 29 million Instagram followers.  “I post anything about my dogs, it blows up,” the self-deprecating Aussie hunk one said, adding, “I get it.  They’re way more interesting than me.”

Throwback!  Mario Lopez-(Life & Style)

Former teen heartthrob Mario was “the fattest baby you’ve ever seen,” according to his mom.  “[She] would say, ‘I used to have to spread his skin apart to clean between the chubby rolls,’” the Saved by the Bell alum wrote in his memoir, Just Between Us.  “Luckily, I eventually outgrew my chubster stage!”

Happy Anniversary!  Carrie Underwood & Mike Fisher-(People)

On July 10 the country star, 37, and the retired hockey player, 40 celebrated 10 years of marriage.  “I love you and I thank the good Lord that He brought those two kids together!”  Underwood, who has two sons with Fisher, captioned a throwback Instagram post.

Number of the Week-(In Touch)


-square feet of Kanye West’s planned 10-bedroom mansion in Wyoming.



Lost Dog Returns To Former Home

A dog that went missing from her family’s Kansas home turned up about a week later at the front door of her family’s former home — 60 miles away in Missouri.  Colton Michael said family members returned to their home in Lawson, Mo., recently and were surprised to find a dog on their porch.  Michael, who moved into the home two years ago, said he was even more surprised when he had the canine’s microchip checked and discovered Cleo, the 4-year-old golden retriever, belonged to the house’s former residents.  Michael discovered Cleo’s owner, Drew Feeback, had posted on Facebook about a week earlier that the canine was missing from the family’s home in Olathe, Kansas.  Both families said they are at a loss to explain Cleo’s long journey, as she would have had to cross a river to make it back to her former home.
******Only a dog would go through that much trouble!!
*****She went back to pick up a bone she’d buried!!
*****Apparently, the butts in Kansas just don’t smell as good!!
WHAT KIND OF DOG? Of course.. THIS kind!!

Drones Catch Nude Sunbathers

A Minnesota police department confirmed officers are now using drones to catch people going nude or topless at an area beach.  The Golden Valley Police Department confirmed officers working with Minneapolis Parks Police used a drone to catch beachgoers in the act of going partially or fully nude at Twin Lake, just west of Theodore Wirth Park, after numerous complaints.  “It had reached the point where it was time for people to be held accountable for their actions,” Golden Valley Police Sgt. Randy Mahlen told WCCO-TV.  Witnesses said they spotted the drone in the sky shortly before police arrived and took information from then-clothed beach visitors for potential citations.  “What it did was validate all of these complaints we’ve been getting from residents,” Mahlen said. “It would be no different than a surveillance camera in a public place for a high-crime area.”  See the video HERE.
******”Alright!! Come out with your tits up!!”
*****It also makes some great footage for PornHub!!
*****Doesn’t the Minneapolis P.D. have other things on their plates right now??

Teen Gets Stuck In Baby Swing

Firefighters rescued a British teenager after she climbed into a baby swing to shoot a TikTok video and got stuck.  Layani Maclean, 14, of Oxfordshire, was filming a TikTok video with friends at an Oxfordshire playground when she climbed into the baby swing and found herself unable to climb back out.  The girl’s mother, Charlie Maclean called the fire department when she was unable to free her daughter.  A video of the rescue shows firefighters removing the swing from its hinges so the teenager could be extracted with the help of some liquid soap.  Charlie Maclean said she is planning to bake a cake to thank the firefighters.
******That’s called “putting 10 pounds of potatoes in a 5 pound sack!!”
*******Is social media making people dumber, or were they already this dumb??
TOPIC: Your most embarrassing moment!!!
******Or… “what have you done to meet firefighters??”

Nintendo Game Sells Big

A sealed copy of 1985 video game Super Mario Bros. set a new world record when it was auctioned for $114,000 — the highest price ever paid for a video game.  Heritage Auctions said the copy of the Nintendo Entertainment System game was considered especially rare because it was part of a short production run with a cardboard hang-tab underneath the plastic, a feature found shortly after Nintendo started using shrink-wrap instead of stickers to steal boxes.  “The demand for this game was extremely high, and if any lot in the sale could hit a number like that, it was going to be this one,” Heritage Auctions Video Games Director Valarie McLeckie said.  Heritage said the winning bid of $114,000 set a new record for the sale of a video game, which was previously set by another copy of the same game that sold for $100,150 in February 2019.
*****One thing’s sure: whoever bought this… does NOT have a wife!!







The Ice Cream Flavors Each Of The 50 States Wants Right Now

Google shared insights into Americans’ frozen treat preferences.


Alabama ― Peach

Alaska ― Peach

Arizona ― Bubble Gum

Arkansas ― Peach

California ― Boba

Colorado ― Vanilla

Connecticut ― Peaches and Cream

Delaware ― Blueberry

D.C. ― Butter Pecan

Florida ― Mango

Georgia ― Peach

Hawaii ― Boba

Idaho ― Vegan Cherry

Illinois ― Blue Moon

Indiana ― Peach

Iowa ― Rocky Road

Kansas ― Chocolate

Kentucky ― Peach

Louisiana ― Vanilla

Maine ― Strawberry

Maryland ― Banana

Massachusetts ― Cookie Monster

Michigan ― Blue Moon

Minnesota ― Cookie Monster

Mississippi ― Vanilla

Missouri ― Vanilla

Montana ― Huckleberry

Nebraska ― Vanilla

Nevada ― Strawberry Shortcake

New Hampshire ― Black Raspberry

New Jersey ― Mint Chocolate Chip

New Mexico ― Vanilla

New York ― Black Raspberry

North Carolina ― Peach

North Dakota ― Coconut Milk

Ohio ― Blue Moon

Oklahoma ― Neapolitan

Oregon ― Spumoni

Pennsylvania ― Milky Way

Rhode Island ― Neapolitan

South Carolina ― Peach

South Dakota ― Butter Brickle

Tennessee ― Vanilla

Texas ― Vanilla

Utah ― Spumoni

Vermont ― Chocolate

Virginia ― Peach

Washington ― Spumoni

West Virginia ― Rocky Road

Wisconsin ― Blue Moon

Wyoming ― Vanilla


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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