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Born on this day!! Actor Robert Colbert (“The Time Tunnel,” “Maverick”) is 90. Singer Darlene Love is 80. Singer Brenton Wood is 80. Singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones is 78. Actor Helen Mirren is 76. Drummer Roger Taylor of Queen is 72. Actor Susan George is 71. Actor Nana Visitor (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) is 64. Actor Kevin Spacey is 62. Singer Gary Cherone (Extreme, Van Halen) is 60. Actor Sandra Bullock is 57. Singer Jim Lindberg of Pennywise is 56. Actor Jeremy Piven is 56. Singer Wayne Wonder is 55. Actor Jason Statham (“Transporter” films) is 54. Actor Cress Williams (“Hart of Dixie,” “Close to Home”) is 51. Host Chris Harrison (“The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette”) is 50. Actor Kate Beckinsale (“The Aviator,” ″Pearl Harbor”) is 48. Actor Gary Owen (“Think Like A Man” films) is 48. Drummer Dan Konopka of OK Go is 47. Contemporary Christian singer Rebecca St. James is 44. Actor Eve Myles (“Victoria,” ″Broadchurch”) is 43. Actor Juliet Rylance (“American Gothic”) is 42. Actor Monica Raymund (“Chicago Fire,” ″Chicago P.D.”) is 35. Actor Francia Raisa (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) is 33. Drummer Jamie Sharpe (Rush of Fools) is 32. Actor Bianca Santos (“The Fosters”) is 31. Singer-actor Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless is 28.


1788 – New York became the 11th state in the United States.
1847 – Liberia became Africa’s first republic.
1908 – The Office of the Chief Examiner, which in 1935 became the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), was created.
1947 – President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act, creating the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
1952 – Argentina’s first lady, Eva Peron, died in Buenos Aires at age 33.
1953 – Fidel Castro was among a group of rebelling anti-Batistas who unsuccessfully attacked an army barracks.

Today Is: Americans With Disabilities Day, Armed Forces Unification Day, Aunts and Uncles Day, Bagelfest Day, International Day For The Conservation Of The Mangrove Ecosystem, One Voice

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood  /  8:30 – Bob Hearts Abishola  /  9:00 – Young Sheldon  /  9:30 – United States Of AI  /  10:00 – NCIS Los Angeles
NBC – 8:00  – Tokyo Olympics
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelorette /  10:00 – Celebrity Dating Game
FOX – 8:00 –  Hell’s Kitchen  /  9:00 – House Broken  / 9:30 – Duncanville
CW – 8:00 –  Roswell New Mexico  /  9:00 – Republic Of Sarah

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Jason Momoa, Chance the Rapper, guest host Anthony Anderson (R)
Jimmy Fallon: Pre-empted
Stephen Colbert: Richard Branson, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (R 7/13/21)
Seth Meyers: Pre-empted
James Corden: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Arlo Parks (R 4/6/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Malia White, Courtney Veale
The View: Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt
The Talk: Casey Wilson, guest co-hosts Mariana Atencio & Jalen Rose
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Allison Tolman, Craig Ferguson, Melissa Wood-Tepperberg, guest co-host Tamron Hall
Ellen DeGeneres: Ken Jeong, Jaylen Brown, AJR (R 10/20/20)
Wendy Williams: Macy Gray (R 3/16/21)
The Real: Angela Bassett (R 5/4/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Kelly Rowland, Ruby Rose, Marlee Matlin, Doug Roland, AJR (R 4/14/21)
Tamron Hall: Mark Badgley & James Mischka, LeVar Burton
Drew Barrymore: Jimmy Fallon, Molly Yeh, Norah O’Donnell (R 12/7/20)

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

QUESTION: Think you’re good at KARAOKE?? Cuba Gooding, Jr. thinks HE’S good, but after watching this video, we’re thinking, “Maybe NOT SO MUCH!!!!!”


QUESTION: Is this the CREEPIEST RING FOOTAGE EVER?? He says he wants to “rape and kill her,” and then he calmly walks away!!! Boyfriend material???


QUESTION: Are you SURE people can’t see in??? A 26-year-old woman is mortified when neighbors leave a note: “We can see EVERYTHING when you shower!”


QUESTION: Wait… what happened to LILIBET?? She’s not listed on the official line of succession on the Royal website.. even though she should be #8!!!!!!
line of succession

QUESTION: Don’t we all need someone to GIVE US A HAND once in awhile???? J Lo is just everyone else… and BEN AFFLECK gives her a birthday squeeze!!
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez on a yacht

JLo and Ben Make It Instagram Official!

Jennifer Lopez shared on Instagram photos and video of her enjoying her 52nd birthday aboard a yacht somewhere on the ocean.  “5 2 … what it do …” Lopez captioned the images of her in various poses, wearing a bikini, hat and colorful robe.  The last one in the series shows her kissing Ben Affleck.  The post has gotten more than 6 million “likes” since Lopez shared them Saturday afternoon.  She also posted a video from the photo shoot which has gotten more than 4 million “likes.”  She has been photographed with Affleck numerous times in recent weeks and people close to them have confirmed to media outlets that they are once again romantically involved.  However, this is the first time Lopez or Affleck has directly addressed their current relationship status.   See the post HERE.
*********4 million people “liked it,” and several hundred people “licked it!!!!”
********All this PDA will make it even more dramatic when they break up!!!
*****Her publicist is already writing that script!!!
*******That isn’t really Ben. They took old pictures of her and A Rod and photoshopped Ben’s head into the shot!!

More Books From Meghan And Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will team up on a book about ‘leadership’ as part of their book deal.  And Markle may be set to write her own memoir — following in Harry’s footsteps.  In fact, royal observers ponder whether a Markle memoir will be the first chapter in a pivot to her long-rumored political aspirations.  Markle has been relatively quiet since her appearance with Harry on her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey back in March.  News was that Harry had signed an estimated $20 million book deal with Random House, it was then confirmed the deal with Penguin Random House is actually for four books.  Aside from Harry’s memoir, there will be a rumored wellness book from Markle.  And now we’re told Markle and Harry will team up for a book that is described as being focused on “leadership and philanthropy.”  The Sussex camp was forced on Friday night to deny that Harry’s memoir will be split into two, with a second chapter to be published after the death of his grandmother, the Queen.  A spokesperson for them say that contrary to reports, there is only one memoir planned by Harry and it’s scheduled to be released in late 2022, as originally announced.
******Their first book will be called, “How to Lead By Quitting and Running Away!!” That should be a best seller!!
*******Meghan’s autobiography will be “How I Bagged the Big One and Blew Up the Royal Family!!”
*******She’ll also put out an album!! She’s warming up now: “Me, me, me, me, me, me…..”

James Brown Estate Finally Settled

James Brown’s family has reached a settlement ending a 15-year battle over the late singer’s estate, an attorney involved in the mediation said Friday.  David Black, an attorney representing Brown estate, confirmed that the agreement was reached July 9. Details of the settlement were not disclosed.  Legal wrangling over the assets of the “Godfather of Soul” has been ongoing since his death at the age of 73 on Christmas Day 2006.  The performer’s death touched off years of bizarre headlines, beginning with Tomi Rae Hynie — a former partner who claimed to be Brown’s wife — being locked out of his 60-acre estate while photographers captured her sobbing and shaking its iron gates, begging to be let in.  More than a dozen lawsuits were filed over the years by people trying to lay claim to the singer’s assets, which courts have estimated to be worth anything from $5 million to more than $100 million.  The fight over Brown’s estate even spilled over into what to do with his body. Family members fought over the remains for more than two months, leaving Brown’s body, still inside a gold casket, sitting in cold storage in a funeral home.  Brown was eventually buried in Beech Island, South Carolina, at the home of one of his daughters. The family wanted to turn the home into a shrine for Brown similar to Elvis Presley’s Graceland, but that idea never got off the ground.
*********At least he’s in the ground, finally!!
*****He’s not spinning in his grave… he’s dancing!!!
*****What’s the difference between a tick and an attorney?? A tick falls off when you die!!

Kanye West Party Has Some Expensive Food

Kanye West’ had a “Donda” listening party on Thursday night at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.  A photo of the menu for the event went viral Friday for its eye-watering prices, like all-beef kosher hotdogs for $40 and $45 for cookies and brownies.  Other fare offered: sweet and salty kettle corn for $35, chicken tenders for $50, and an assorted snack basket for $65.  Naturally, Twitter had a field day. Some users defended the rapper, saying that the prices were for the suites at the stadium and therefore reflected multiple items; others just made fun of it.  “Kanye sure know how to make you feel poor,” joked one, while another wrote that the hot dog “better be made with Waygu, Hand picked truffles and gold flakes.”  It’s not the first time West has been in hot water over food prices at his events.  In 2019 he was roundly criticized for the food offerings at a “Brunchella” reception before a service he gave in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The event was free, but the $55 charged for the paltry brunch drew howls from attendees and demands to have their money refunded.
*********Hey… a guy’s gotta eat!!!!
*****Kanye missed his calling!! He should have opened a restaurant!!!!

Brad Pitt Vows To Appeal Custody Case

Brad Pitt has vowed to appeal the decision to disqualify the private judge being used in his fierce divorce battle with Angelina Jolie.  He was given joint custody of their five minor children in a preliminary decision by Judge John W. Ouderkirk in May.   But in a big win for Jolie, a California appeals court on Friday disqualified Judge Ouderkirk, ruling that he didn’t sufficiently disclose business relationships with Pitt’s attorneys.  This renders Judge Ouderkirk’s custody decision effectively moot and means that Jolie, for the moment, retains full-time custody, with Pitt granted visitation rights.  In a statement, a spokesperson for Pitt says: “The appeals court ruling was based on a technical procedural issue.  “The facts haven’t changed. There is an extraordinary amount of factual evidence which led the judge — and the many experts who testified — to reach their clear conclusion about what is best in the children’s best interests.  “We will continue to do what’s necessary legally based on the detailed findings of what’s best for the children.”
*********Divorce… the gift that keeps on giving!!
*****Does Angelina seem like the vindictive type to you?? Yeah???

Jackie Mason Dies

Comedian Jackie Mason, known for his rapid-fire befuddled observations in a decades-long standup career, died at a New York hospital Saturday at the age of 93, long-time friend and collaborator Raoul Felder says.  “He died peacefully with several close friends and family at his side,” Felder said. Mason had been hospitalized for two weeks with difficulty breathing, Felder said.  Although he was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Mason came of age in New York, with brief career turns as an amateur boxer and ordained rabbi before getting into comedy. Mason was a master of the “Borscht Belt” style of standup, leaning heavily on Jewish culture and expressions. In his later years, Mason curated a vlog called “The Ultimate Jew” on his website.
*********Right now, he’s got Abraham and Moses crackin’ up!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Eating Away At Them!  Britney Spears-(National Enquirer)

Plump pop star Britney Spears, 39, candidly admitted, “Dieting is tough… specialties are spaghetti, brownies and chocolate chip cookies!”  According to a trainer, Brit offset a 3,000-calorie-a-day junk food addiction with intense workouts.  “This can’t be sustained as she gets older….her metabolic rate will be unnaturally slowed and her body will be destroyed,” warned Aesha Waks, author of “The Model Body.”

And More!-(Globe)

Polly Pocket, the popular Mattel mini doll, is headed for the big screen with ‘Emily in Paris” star Lily Collins taking the lead!  “As a child who was obsessed with Polly Pocket, this is a real dream come true,” says the actress, 32.  “I can’t wait to bring these tiny toys to the big screen.”

Going West!-(Us Weekly)

Brooklyn Beckham, 22, and fiancée Nicola Peltz, 26, just bought a $10.5 million mansion in Beverly Hills-and they can’t wait to move in.  “They’re going to divide their time between California and Miami,” says an insider, “but both of them see the West Coast as their long-term home.”

Not Playing Nice:  Lauren Graham & Scott Patterson-(Star)

Gilmore Girls-

It’s called acting!  The costars may have looked chummy on-screen.  But off-screen was a different story.  Say it isn’t so!  The will-they-won’t they couple that kept residents of Stars Hollow guessing disappointed ‘shippers by leaving it all at work.  While acknowledging her “chemistry” with the scruffy actor, Lauren shut down a reporter who asked if there was anything more.  “We’re not intimates,” she said.  Best friends?  “No.”

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“I went on a sabbatical away from Hollywood.  I said no to every rom-com script that came my way.  I turned down one for $14.5 million.  Word got around Hollywood I’d done that, and they said, ‘McConaughey’s not bluffing.  Quit sending him romantic comedies!’”-Matthew McConaughey, on how he “unbranded” to land the dramatic roles he wanted.

“She still has so many shoes from Friends….and outfits.”-Courteney Cox, revealing co-star Jennifer Aniston stole the most things from wardrobe while filming their hit series.

“It’s great because he fixes everything.  He can fix anything.”-Zooey Deschanel, on dating Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott.

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello:  Two Years of Romance-(People)

The pop-star pair celebrated their second year of dating with a Caribbean getaway.  “Happy 2 years of my baby,” Mendes, 22, wrote on Instagram July 3.  Cabello, 24, wrote on her own post:  “Here’s to more joy, more friendship, and more love.”

Harry vs. William:  Battle of Brothers-(In Touch)

It was an uneasy, brief truce.  Prince William and Prince Harry put aside their differences for the unveiling of a state of their mother, Princess Diana, at London’s Kensington Palace on July 1.  But tensions between them were still obvious.  Harry dutifully trailed behind his big brother as they made the rounds, greeting their aunts and uncle, as well as the sculptor and the gardeners.  They did not give any speeches, just a quick. “Ready?” from William before they pulled off the tarp covering the statue, followed by a rare joint statement issued to the press.  “Today, on what would have been our mother’s 60th birthday,” it read, “we remember her love, strength and character-qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better.”  Following the public ceremony, William and Harry “met privately,” says a source.  The queen has been asking them to make amends.  But, instead the brothers got into another horrible row-it ended in disaster!”  Both William, 39, and Harry, 36, have nasty tempers, and are known to shout when they’re angry-even at their father. Prince Charles.  “They didn’t hold back,” says the source.



Bear Tries To Catch A Movie

A Tennessee mall shared videos of a young black bear that paid a visit to the shopping center was filmed apparently trying to find a way into a movie theater.  The College Square Mall in Morristown said two bears have been spotted in the area this week, and one of the animals was caught on camera hanging around the entrance to some stores.  It was recorded at the mall’s main entrance, as well as at the entrance to an AMC movie theater.  “Check out our visitor this morning looking for showtimes of Space Jam at AMC College Square 12,” the mall said in a Facebook post. “In all seriousness, please be cognizant of two bears in our area. Do not approach or feed the bears.” See the video HERE.
*********He wasn’t there for the movies… he likes the Raisinettes!!!
******You can’t allow a bears in a movie theater… too much hair on the seats!!
*******When he couldn’t get in, he stole a car and drove off!!

Alligator Statue Causes Scare

Police in British Columbia responded Thursday to a report of an alligator loose inside a high-rise condo building, but arrived to find a realistic sculpture.  Constable Jason Douchette, of the Vancouver Police Department, tweeted that officers were dispatched about 7 a.m. Thursday to a condominium building in which a woman reported she was hiding in a stairwell from a loose gator inside the building.  Douchette said officers were relieved to discover the alligator was a “realistic fake” — a gold-colored sculpture.  He said the sculpture, while the wrong color for an alligator, was sufficiently detailed to cause a person to panic.  “Running up [a] secluded stairwell, rounding the corner and suddenly coming face to face with this … ‘clean up, aisle one’ for me,” he wrote.  See the pic HERE.
*********We know what you’re thinking: “Is British Columbia in Florida??”
******It’s a better statue than the one they did of Princess Di!!!

Girl Collides With Seagull

A video filmed aboard an amusement park ride on the Jersey Shore captured the moment a 13-year-old girl collided with a seagull.  Kiley Holman was riding the SpringShot with friend Georgia Reed, 14, at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, N.J., when a seagull hit her face.  “When I got shot up, then I saw it. It was going the opposite way and then it came back and hit me right in the face,” Holman told WPVI-TV. “It felt really light and it only left like the tiniest scratch.”  The video, posted to YouTube by Reed’s family, shows the seagull temporarily stuck in place, but Holman is able to toss it back into the air. Holman said she was relieved to see the bird appeared uninjured.  The girl said she tried to tell Reed what happened, but the other girl was too distracted to hear about her avian encounter.  “She told me to stop talking because she thought she was going to throw up,” Holman said.  See the video HERE.
TOPIC: Weird stuff that happened on amusement park rides!!!

Tiny Dog Fights Off Coyote

A Toronto family’s tiny Yorkshire terrier is being hailed as a hero after rescuing her 10-year-old owner from an attacking coyote.  Lily Kwan said she was walking Macy, her family’s 6-year-old Yorkie, in the Scarborough neighborhood when a coyote started to chase them.  Lily said she started to run away and had to drop the 10-pound dog’s leash because Macy refused to follow.  A neighbor’s home security camera recorded video as Macy turned to confront the coyote.  “She’s a super brave dog, I love her so much and I just though this tiny dog could protect this huge human being, trying to fight off this huge coyote,” Lily told CTV News.  Macy survived the confrontation and is being treated by a veterinarian for multiple puncture wounds from the coyote’s teeth. Lily’s family said Macy was transferred to intensive care when one of the wounds became infected and she developed a fever, but she is expected to make a full recovery.  See the video HERE.
********Coyotes usually don’t attack!!! (true) She must have smelled like donuts or something!!
*******Ever notice that little dogs are unaware of how small they are?? 







5 Strategies for Paying Off Your Car Loan Early

The Penny Hoarder


  1. Make One Large Extra Payment Every Year

If you can count on your grandma slipping a fat check into your Christmas card every year without fail, don’t use that money to splurge on alcoholic eggnog (OK, maybe one bottle). Instead, apply it directly to your car loan as a lump sum.

If you have autopay scheduled online, you can log into your account and simply arrange to make a one-time payment. If you’re old-fashioned and pay by phone or mail, simply call your lender and let them know you’d like to make an extra, one-time payment toward the principal.

Apply this logic to any unbudgeted (aka, not-planned-for) funds, like a bonus at work or a tax refund.


  1. Make a Half Payment Every Two Weeks

Talk with your lender to see if you can switch to biweekly payments, instead of monthly. If your lender allows you to pay half of your monthly loan amount every two weeks, you will wind up making 26 half payments. Divide 26 by 2, and you get 13 full months of payments, paid over 12 months. That means, by the end of the year, you will have essentially made an extra car payment.

Just check your budget first to ensure that kind of payment plan is feasible.


  1. Round Up

Rounding up to the nearest $50 or even $100, if you can swing it, is a great way to add extra money every month to the principal. For example, if your monthly payment is $337, you could round up to $350 or even $400 to essentially pay an extra $13 or $63 a month. This will wind up knocking a few months off the life of your loan.

If you have autopay scheduled, log onto your loan platform and see if you can add the additional funds toward the principal each month so you don’t even have to think about it.


  1. Resist the Urge to Skip a Payment

Some lenders may let you skip one or two payments a year. So kind of them, right? Wrong. They do this knowing it will extend the life of your loan, meaning they will rake in even more of your hard-earned cash in interest fees.

Unless you fall on very hard times, fight the urge to skip a payment. You will wind up paying more in the end if you do.


  1. Refinance, but Exercise Caution

If you had a poor credit score when you bought your car and opted for a seven-year loan to keep payments low, it might make sense to refinance. Perhaps you’re two years into the loan, you’ve got a higher-paying job, and your credit score is in great shape. You could potentially refinance at a lower APR and build the loan out over 36 months, saving you two years and lots of money in interest.

But borrower beware: Don’t refinance to get a lower monthly payment by extending a loan, as you will end up just paying more in interest.


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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