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Born on this day!! Comedian Eric Idle is 78. Composer Vangelis (“Chariots of Fire”) is 78. Singer Bobby Kimball of Toto is 74. Actor Bud Cort (“Harold and Maude”) is 73. Actor Brendan Gleeson (“Harry Potter”) is 66. Actor Marina Sirtis (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is 66. Actor Christopher Lambert (“Highlander”) is 64. Singer Perry Farrell of Porno for Pyros and Jane’s Addiction is 62. Comedian Amy Sedaris is 60. Model Elle Macpherson is 58. Actor Annabella Sciorra (“Law and Order: Criminal Intent”) is 57. Director Michel Hazanavicius (“The Artist”) is 54. Singer-harmonica player John Popper of Blues Traveler is 54. Actor Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess”) is 53. Country singer Regina Leigh of Regina Regina is 53. Country singer Brady Seals is 52. Actor Megan Hilty is 40. Keyboardist PJ Morton of Maroon 5 is 40.


1848 – For the first time in recorded history, Niagara Falls stopped flowing. An ice jam in the Niagara River above the rim of the falls caused the water to stop.
1867 – The North America Act was passed by the British parliament, creating the dominion of Canada.
1951 – Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were found guilty of passing atomic secrets to the Russians and were sentenced to death.
1971 – Lt. William Calley was convicted of murdering 22 Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai massacre.
1973 – The last U.S. troops left South Vietnam.
1999 – The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 10,000 for the first time, at 10,006.78.
2002 – Israel declared Yasir Arafat an enemy.

Today Is: Knights of Columbus Founders Day, National Mom & Pop Business Owner’s Day, National Vietnam War Veterans Day, Niagara Falls Runs Dry Day, Smoke & Mirrors Day, Texas Loves The Children Day, World Piano Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – NCAA Tournament
NBC – 8:00  – The Voice   /  10:00 – Debris
ABC – 8:00 – American Idol /  10:00 – The Good Doctor
FOX – 8:00 –  911  /  9:00 – America’s Most Wanted
CW – 8:00 –  Bulletproof  /  9:00 – American Stories

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Eddie Murphy, Eve Hewson, the Kid Laroi (R 2/25/21)
Stephen Colbert: Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Eric Andre (R 3/17/21)
Seth Meyers: Allison Janney, Rep. Cori Bush (R 2/10/21)
Lilly Singh: M. Night Shyamalan (R 3/15/21)
Daily Show: Pre-empted
Conan: Kyra Sedgwick (R 2/3/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Pre-empted
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Hugh Grant, Lenny Kravitz, Amy Goodman, Vanessa Hudgens
Ellen DeGeneres: Elizabeth Berkley Lauren, guest host Mario Lopez
The Real: Zuri Adele
Kelly Clarkson: Andy Cohen, Camilla Luddington, Melissa King, Rosé, Breland

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

QUESTION: Did an ADVERTISING SLOGAN create the feminist movement?? 50 years ago, L’Oreal started saying “I’m worth it,” and then… ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE!!!


QUESTION: He said WHAT?? A pilot (for an unknown airline) is caught on a hot mic TRASHING the Bay Area!! “I’ll bet they’re driving Hyundais down there!” Huh?????


QUESTION: What do you call a pair of Nike Air Max 97’s with a drop of human blood and demon imagery?? Lil’ Nas X calls them “SATAN SHOES,” and Nike says, “Not us!”


QUESTION: Ready to CHANGE YOUR PROFESSION?? Forbes found out that top lifeguards in L.A. earn $392,000 A YEAR!! If only you could swim!!! Oh… you CAN????????


QUESTION: Are you ready for PEEPS-FLAVORED PEPSI?? (Peepsi?) Just in time for Easter.. and it’s… weird???? Take a look, take a taste, and decide for yourself!!!!
Pepsi and Peeps are collaborating on a new drink.

Sharon Osbourne Off The Talk

CBS has announced that Sharon Osbourne will no longer be a panelist on The Talk.  “The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home,” the network said in a statement Friday.  “As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace. We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts.  The show has been on hiatus for the past two weeks as CBS worked with The Talk team to create a more harmonious atmosphere.  “During this week’s hiatus, we are coordinating workshops, listening sessions and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew. Going forward, we are identifying plans to enhance the producing staff and producing procedures to better serve the hosts, the production and, ultimately, our viewers,” the statement said.  Osbourne was the last original co-host of the show.
******The only question now: Will “The Talk” TALK about it???
******Since she was the last original co-host, she was probably also the highest-paid cast member!!
******Now she’ll have more time at home with Ozzy… the worst punishment of all!!
******Shre should team up with Piers Morgan for a new talk show!!!
****Instead of “The Talk,” they could call it “STFU!!!”

Halle Berry Upset At Morning Radio Hosts

Halle Berry came up in conversation during an episode of the “The Morning Bull Show” podcast that was shared on Twitter, during which host Rob Lederman spoke about his attraction to certain Black women.  Before admitting his preference for lighter-skinned women, the radio host acknowledged that he “may get into trouble for this.”  “I will never go to a Serena Williams level,” he said, referencing her darker skin tone. “But I’m very comfortable at a Halle Berry level. I need a little bit of mulatto still coming through.”  A co-host then asked if Gayle King was in Lederman’s “realm.”  “No, Gayle King is not even on my toaster level,” Lederman responded.  A rep for the podcast’s parent company, Cumulus Media, confirmed to People magazine that Lederman’s comments resulted in him being fired.    Additionally, Buffalo News reports that two co-hosts, Rich “Bull” Gaenzler and Chris Klein, had been suspended, as well.  Now, Berry is sharing her thoughts on the matter.  “Disgusting,” she said on Twitter on Friday. “It’s ridiculous this type of nonsense is still being broadcasted across airwaves.”  She added: “ALL Black women are beautiful and worthy, Rob Lederman. [Get the f— out of here].”
********Yeah… what’s the difference between Halle Berry and Gayle King??? Uh… we’re not gonna answer that!!
****Good advice for anyone who has something to say about race: DON’T DO IT!!!
*****File this one under: “Unintentional Career Suicide!!!”

JLo Has ARod On Notice

Jennifer Lopez was apparently none too pleased when romance rumors against Alex Rodriguez circulated.  In January, rumors swirled of a romance between Alex and “Southern Charm” star Madison LeCroy. Multiple sources indicated at the time that there was no connection between the two, however.  Now, a source familiar with the couple claims that she took umbrage with the idea that Alex would even think about stepping out on her — considering the “catch” she, and seemingly the world, considers her to be.  Also, the insider adds that Jennifer was also in no position to publicly put out a fire she didn’t start and basically told A-Rod to “fix it” while she held down the court in the Dominican Republic.  “It was a test to see if A-Rod was really committed to the future of their relationship,” the source said.  “Look – [Lopez] is busy shooting a movie, so she couldn’t go into damage control over headlines she had no hand in producing,” the insider added. “So, she basically told Alex to ‘fix it’ and that’s when we started seeing Alex out front in the public declaring that he was not single and was still with her,” the source claimed.
********The only famous person who is dumber than Alex is Groot!!!!
******You should never cheat on a woman who has her own PR department!! And we mean “Public Relations,” not “Puerto Rican!!!”
*******Madison LeCroy is happy… she never, ever thought that this many people would stare at her ass!!!

Judge Judy Drops CBS Lawsuit

Judge Judy Sheindlin has dropped a $22 million countersuit against talent agent Richard Lawrence and his Rebel Entertainment Partners — so she can keep her network CBS out of the long-running legal battle.  She says in a statement of the move on Friday: “We decline to file an amended complaint as Mr. Lawrence has insisted that I join Big Ticket (CBS) as a defendant. The court has declined to rule that CBS is not a necessary party. Mr. Lawrence is the culprit in this fiasco of a packaging deal which has netted him $22 million. CBS inherited this deal. I have been in business with CBS for 20 years. I’m not suing them when they are not the wrongdoer. Sometimes justice gets lost in the weeds of legalese gobbledygook. This is one of those times. Sad.”  Rebel filed a $5 million suit in August against Sheindlin and CBS, alleging it was still owed over the show’s library rights sale.
*********When Judge Judy drops out of a case, it’s over!!
****But now that she’s not a plaintiff, maybe she can be the presiding judge??
******Is she saying that they peed on her leg and told her it was raining??

Joe Exotic’s Husband Is Leaving Him… Soon

Tiger King” star Joe Exotic’s husband Dillon Passage is leaving him, per Passage’s Instagram and a statement Exotic’s lawyer made to TMZ.  “To answer the main question the public wants to know, yes, Joe and I are seeking a divorce,” Passage wrote on Instagram Friday evening. “This wasn’t an easy decision to make but Joe and I both understand that this situation isn’t fair to either of us … We are on good terms still and I hope it can stay that way. I will continue to have Joe in my life and do my best to support him while he undergoes further legal battles to better his situation.”  Exotic’s attorney Francisco Hernandez told TMZ that Exotic was “distraught” after receiving a phone call from Passage in prison explaining to him that he was planning to leave him. TMZ adds that “Exotic’s considering beating him to court, and filing a divorce petition before Dillon can.”  TMZ also revealed that “after the emotional phone call, Joe fired off an email to a friend … saying he feels abandoned and alone and just wanted to mean something to someone.  “The way Joe explained it, Dillon’s getting lonely with Joe locked up and wants a boyfriend.”
******Now that Dillon has all his teeth, he’s a hot commodity!!!
*******Now Joe can get close to his cellmate!!!
******It’s obviously Trump’s fault for not giving him the pardon!!
*****Joe figures that even though it’s not easy, it’s better than being in a meat grinder!!
******By the way, “Meat Grinder” is Joe’s prison nickname!!!

Thomas Markle Wants An Oprah Interview

Meghan Markle’s father personally delivered a letter to Oprah Winfrey, offering up his side of the story in the family drama involving his daughter.  He drove to her estate in Montecito, Calif., Thursday where he was photographed handing a security guard a personal note offering himself up for an exclusive interview, the Sun reported.  Winfrey interviewed Meghan Markle and Prince Harry earlier this month. Meghan spoke about feeling “betrayed” by her estranged father, who leaked a private letter from his daughter to reporters in the lead-up to her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry.  Markle has long sought out Winfrey to air his side of the story. “I was going to write Oprah a letter asking her to let me have an opportunity to speak,” he told the newspaper last year.
********She read his letter carefully… then used it to line her bird’s cage!!!
*******Do ya think part of her deal with Meghan was NOT to interview her father?? We think so!!!
********Thomas offered to put on a clean hoody if Oprah will meet with him!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Dempsey:  Don’t Out-Dreamy Me!-(National Enquirer)

Insecure former “Grey’s Anatomy” hunk Patrick Dempsey-the show’s “Dr. McDreamy”-has banned rival hunks from his new series, “Ways and Means!”  “As the show’s star and executive producer, Patrick has a huge say on which actors are cast,” a snitch dished.  “But he’s scared to cast anyone more handsome than he is!  It’s clear Patrick doesn’t want any dreamy competition!”

……And More!-(Globe)

Jodie Comer, the Brit beauty killing it in BBC America’s thriller series “Killing Eve,” is being wooed to play Josephine Bonaparte is Apple Studio’s flick “Kitbag,” about Napoleon Bonaparte.  Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix is headlining as the ambitious emperor, so bet Jodie says oui oui!

Brie & Bryan:  What’s Alone Time?-(Us Weekly)

Get these two a planner!  Since welcoming second child last summer, Brie Bella, 37, and Bryan Danielson, 39, have had to “schedule everything”-even in the bedroom!  Being parents “really wipes out all your energy and time,” explains Bella, who recently launched a line of tearless baby haircare products with sister Nikki.  Even though things are no longer “spontaneous,” the couple loves their life together.  Adds the reality star, “We have such a great partnership.”

Celebs Flee Hollywood-(Star)

As criminals terrorize Tinseltown, wealthy A-list stars are making their escapes.  What started as a trickle has now become a trend:  A-listers are leaving L.A., sometimes for good.  Jason Bourne actor Matt Damon is just one celeb who has moved-with his wife, Luciana Barroso, and their four daughters-to Australia.  “He wants to be as far away as possible from the crime scene,” the insider dishes.  Another, Bombshell star Margot Robbie, has put her Hollywood Hills pad up for sale.  “She’s done,” says the insider of the Aussie native.  “No one goes outside anymore!”

Property Brothers:  Shocking New Lawsuit-(Life & Style)

Duped and disappointed!  Property Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott are making headlines after a Las Vegas couple, who appeared on the twins’ show in 2019, filed a lawsuit alleging that their dream-home makeover turned out to be a renovations disaster “plagued with issues.”  The homeowners say they spent an estimated $193,000 for work that was left unfinished once the cameras stopped rolling.  “Some of the repairs were not up to code:  Doors were not properly hung, and live wires were left exposed, along with 90 other alleged deficiencies” reveals a source.  While Jonathan and Drew were not named in the lawsuit, the HGTV stars, both 42, “are horrified,” says the source.  “It’s a blow to their show and their reputations.”

One Last Thing:  Edgar Ramirez-(People)

The actor, 44, plays a father of three in the new Netflix family comedy, Yes Day.

Last time I danced-

On my birthday I Zoomed for like 17 hours with family and friends from to Japan to Venezuela.  It was a different vibe, depending on the group; I danced to everything from reggaeton to the Cure.

Last time I felt like a kid-

Yesterday, when I went snowboarding.  I’m in a beautiful location right now, surrounded by mountains and snow.  Anytime I’m on a skateboard, surfboard or snowboard, I become a kid again.

Last thing I took from a set-

Nutella [jars] from the Yes Day set.  I just eat it with a spoon.  Of all the cast, I had the sweetest tooth.  When I’m on-set, hide your sweets, because I’m going to steal them.

Loser of the Week-(In Touch)

Kim Kardashian

The reality star rails, “I’m not a meteorologist, people!” after fans point out she confused a recent California hailstorm with snow.



Wild Ostrich Running Around Town

Police in Britain are warning residents of a town to beware of multiple rhea birds spotted running loose in the area.  The Hertfordshire Constabulary said the rheas, smaller cousins of the ostrich, have been seen running wild in residential areas and along the busy M25 road in Three Rivers, England.  Police warned residents to steer clear of the birds if they are spotted in public.  “Unfortunately we have received reports of them attacking dogs and deer, so we ask that dog owners are vigilant when out walking,” Police Constable Christian Gottmann of the Rickmansworth and District Safer Neighborhood Team said.  Police said they have been unable to identify the owner of the birds or determine their origins.
*******Colonel Sanders has offered to come out and round ’em up!!!
******They have no plan.. they’re just winging it!!
*******They’re easy to maintain… just feed ’em five pounds of seed every day!!

Donkey Whisperer Catches One

A Florida sheriff’s deputy was dubbed the “Donkey Whisperer” when he wrangled an escaped donkey that fled from its owner’s property and went for a run.  The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said Lt. Jeff Morgan responded to a call about a horse and a donkey running loose on Buckward Road in Baker.  The sheriff’s office said the horse returned home to a nearby property on its own, but the donkey decided to keep exploring. Morgan captured it about a quarter mile from the pasture from which it escaped.  “I have horses and donkeys, so I won the opportunity to get the mini donkey on a rope and walk him home,” Morgan said. “Your full service sheriff’s office and the joys of rural law enforcement!”  The sheriff’s office branded Morgan the “Donkey Whisperer” after the successful rescue.
********Sounds like a scene from “Shrek!!!”
*******The horse went back… the donkey did not. Which one is smarter??
TOPIC: Are YOU an “animal whisperer??” Which species do you have special powers with???

Boat Blocks Highway Just Like The Suez Canal

Authorities in Florida said lanes of traffic on a busy highway were blocked for several hours when a 40-foot boat fell off a trailer.  The Florida Highway Patrol said the boat fell from a trailer on Interstate 10 in Crestview on Thursday.  The vessel ended up sideways across lanes of traffic, causing hours-long delays.  There were no injuries resulting from the boat, which was removed from the scene by the FHP.  See the pic HERE.
****Uh… the boat across the Suez is SLIGHTLY more serious!!
*****It reminds us of the scene in “Austin Powers” where he gets the cart sideways!!!
*****We keep telling you.. STRAP DOWN YOUR LOAD!!!

Beaver Closes Down Subway Station

An entrance to a Toronto subway station was closed temporarily Thursday morning when a beaver wandered into the building.  Commuter Will Abbott said he arrived at the Royal York subway station Thursday morning and spotted what he initially thought was a groundhog wandering the concourse near the Glenview entrance.  “I didn’t see the tail at the beginning so I wasn’t sure what is was, and then quickly when it turned to the side I saw the big flat tail, I recognized it from the nickel,” Abbott told CityNews.  Abbott snapped photos of the beaver that were posted to Twitter by his wife, Jen.  The Toronto Transit Commission said the Glenview entrance was closed temporarily while authorities were summoned to the scene.  The beaver was released into the Humber River.  See the video HERE.
*******Isn’t the beaver Canada’s national animal???
*****It’s also Canada’s favorite sport!!!!!
******He recognized it from the money… which is how most Brits know what the Queen looks like!! 








Quotes About Parenthood From Elton John

Huffington Post

On How Parenthood Changed Him

“Having children changed everything about my life. I’ve learned that the simplest things in life ― like having a minute with them ― are worth more than any painting, any photograph, any house or any hit record.”


On Writing His Memoir For His Sons

“I wanted my boys to know what I was like and what happened, so that when I’m not here, they can read the book and read the truth. I just want them to understand what I was like when I went through the journey I had before I had them. How they made my life complete. How they’ve, you know, finished the circle. And that, you know, they were the last chapter in an incredible life.”


On Becoming Less Materialistic

“Before we had the children we just had our lives, and would spend money because we didn’t have anything else to focus on. We have really toned things down because we have enough stuff. There is nothing else we need.”


On Keeping His Kids Down To Earth

“Of course I want to leave my boys in a very sound financial state. But it’s terrible to give kids a silver spoon. It ruins their life. Listen, the boys live the most incredible lives, they’re not normal kids, and I’m not pretending they are. But you have to have some semblance of normality, some respect for money, some respect for work.”


On Showing Love

“[My dad] never told me he loved me, he didn’t hold me, and he didn’t come to see me perform. And when [David and I] had our own children, I never stopped telling them I loved them, and they never stop telling me they love me … My son Zachary the other day said, ‘I love you all the way up to God.’ He trots it out on a regular basis in different guises, and so does Elijah. And it means to me that we’re doing a good job raising our children, that they feel loved, that they feel nurtured, that they feel tactile love as well as verbal love.”


On Chores

“I think what Sting said is very right, it’s a good idea. I came from a very working class family and was born in a council estate house. I earned everything I did from hard work and that’s the way they’ve got to do it as well. They have to do chores in the house ― take their plates to be cleaned, help in the kitchen, tidy their rooms and help in the garden, and each time they do they get a little star to put on these charts they’ve made. They understand they need to do these things, and they enjoy it.”


On His Approach To Parenting

“I was determined I was not going to hit them, I was determined I was not going to shout at them. They were going to be disciplined, but they were going to be disciplined in a way where we talked about things. I don’t want them to live any of their lives in fear and they don’t. They’re amazing children.”


On Life Away From Show Business

“I’m their dad, I’m famous, they live an extraordinary life. David and I talk about it all the time, we’re fully aware of the pitfalls that might happen. They are spoilt in the way they live and how they’re living, but they’re not spoilt when it comes to the rules they have to live by. They get £3 pocket money, but £1 is for charity, £1 is for saving and £1 is for spending, they get three coins and put them in separate jars. And they have to work for it – help in the kitchen, help in the garden. They’ve got to learn the value of doing something and earning something for themselves. They live a very local life in Old Windsor, they go round their mates’ houses, it’s not a showbiz life as such. They’re not stuck behind the gates of a mansion. Saturdays when I’m home, we go to Pizza Hut with them, we go to Waterstones, we go to the cinema. I’ve never been a recluse, I’ve never hidden away. I’m on the school run.”


On Homeschooling During The Pandemic

“It’s not easy! We’ve been here since May … It’s very hard, but they’ve been amazing … Children need to interact with each other. But the circumstances are what they are … We are in a situation which, I hope, is getting better with the vaccinations of people but you just have to pray that the situation gets better because people have been through terrible hardships.”


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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