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Born on this day!! Jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp is 84. Comedian Tommy Chong of Cheech and Chong is 83. Musician Bob Dylan is 80. Actor Gary Burghoff is 78. Singer Patti LaBelle is 77. Actor Priscilla Presley is 76. Country singer-songwriter Mike Reid is 74. Actor Jim Broadbent (“Moulin Rouge,” ″Iris”) is 72. Actor Alfred Molina is 68. Singer Rosanne Cash is 66. Actor Cliff Parisi (“Call the Midwife”) is 61. Actor Kristin Scott Thomas is 61. Bassist Jimmy Ashhurst of Buckcherry is 58. Keyboardist Vivian Trimble (Luscious Jackson) is 58. Actor John C. Reilly (“Chicago,” “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”) is 56. Actor Dana Ashbrook (“Twin Peaks”) is 54. Actor Eric Close (“Nashville,” ″Without a Trace”) is 54. Actor Carl Payne (“Martin,” ″The Cosby Show”) is 52. Guitarist Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes) is 52. Actor Dash Mihok (“Silver Linings Playbook”) is 47. Actor Bryan Greenberg (film’s “Bride Wars,” TV’s “One Tree Hill”) is 43. Actor Billy L. Sullivan (“Something So Right”) is 41. Actor-rapper Big Tyme is 40. Drummer Cody Hanson of Hinder is 39. Dancer Mark Ballas (“Dancing With the Stars”) is 35. Country singer Billy Gilman is 33. Rapper G-Eazy is 32. Actor Cayden Boyd (“The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl”) is 27.


1844 – Samuel Morse transmitted the first telegraph message, in which he asked, “What hath God wrought?”
1883 – The Brooklyn Bridge, linking Manhattan and Brooklyn in New York City, opened to traffic.
1899 – W.T. McCullough of Boston, Mass., opened the first public garage. One could rent space for selling, storing and repairing vehicles.
1935 – Major League Baseball’s first night game was played under the lights at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field as the hometown Reds defeated Philadelphia, 2–1.
1958 – The United Press and the International News Service merged to form United Press International (UPI).
1976 – The British and French Concordes made their first commercial flights.
2000 – Israeli troops pulled out of Lebanon after 18 consecutive years of occupation.
2001 – Vermont senator James Jeffords quit the Republican Party and became an Independent, giving Democrats control of the Senate.

Today Is: Aviation Maintenance Technician Day, Brother’s Day, International Tiara Day, Morse Code Day, Victoria Day, World Schizophrenia Awareness Day, Yucatan Shrimp 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  – The Voice   /  10:00 – Debris
ABC – 8:00 – Tangled /  10:00 – The Good Doctor
FOX – 8:00 –  911  /  9:00 – 911: Lone Star
CW – 8:00 –  All American  /  9:00 – Black Lightning

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Elizabeth Banks, Danny Pudi, The Band CAMINO
Jimmy Fallon: Dave Grohl, Jim Jefferies, Blake Shelton
Stephen Colbert: Anthony Anderson, Dr. Francis Collins
Seth Meyers: Ewan McGregor, Casey Wilson
James Corden: Don Cheadle, Rafe Spall
Lilly Singh: Nithya Raman
Daily Show: Anthony Mackie (R 4/28/21)
Conan: Lil Rel Howery (R 4/7/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Pre-empted
The View: Greta Thunberg
The Talk: Guest co-hosts Jerry O’Connell & Jaime Camil
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Omari Hardwick, the winner of “American Idol”
Ellen DeGeneres: Van Jones, Ryleigh Modig
Wendy Williams: Hot Topics
The Real: Nina Parker, Hunter March
Kelly Clarkson: Emily Blunt, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Matt Iseman
Tamron Hall: Indya Moore, Angel Bismark Curiel
Drew Barrymore: Best of Female Ground Breakers: Gabrielle Union, Jane Fonda, Megan Rapinoe, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Ebony Anglers

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

QUESTION: Can your dreams still come true at age 50?? Phil Mickelson says “YES,” as he becomes the oldest winner of a major golf championship… EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Keeping track of “BENNIFER 2.0??” (Or is that “Jen-u-fleck??”) Ben showed up in Miami this weekend, and it’s ON LIKE DONKEY KONG!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: What could go wrong?? Tik Tok star invites people to his birthday party… and 2,500 PEOPLE SHOW UP!! Good times.. and only 150 people arrested!!


QUESTION: Are the stars out.. at SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE?? The emotional finale leaves fans wondering about Kenan, Kate, Cecily, Aidy and PETE DAVIDSON!!!!


QUESTION: Shouldn’t every Barbie HAVE HER KEN?? This guy thinks so… and he’s spent $14,000 in surgeries and injectables to become “PLASTIC FANTASTIC!!”
Jimmy Featherstone has spent  $14,150 on plastic surgery in just one year -- and he plans to get more.

Lori Loughlin Can Go To Mexico

Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli have been granted permission by a federal judge to travel to a Mexico resort town for about a week in mid-June.  They requested permission for the Cabo trip last week — and needed a judge to sign off on the travel because they are both still on supervised release as part of their sentence in the college admissions case.  They wrote they are taking the Mexico trip to spend time with family, but did not elaborate on their plans south of the border.  In their requests, the couple highlighted their compliance with the terms of their release.  “Ms. Loughlin has remained in compliance during her term of supervised release. According to the Central District of California, Ms. Loughlin has presented respectfully and cooperatively in all interactions with her Probation Officer,” Loughlin’s request states.
**********First they go to Cabo… then they quietly disappear to somewhere in South America!!
******This plot twist makes a much better Movie of the Week on Lifetime!!

Shanna Moakler Rips Into Travis Barker

Shanna Moakler is putting ex-husband Travis Barker and new girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian through the wringer, accusing the couple of destroying her relationship with her children.  During a quick Q&A with TMZ, Moakler, 46, claimed that recent accusations from her children Landon, 17, and Alabama, 15, that she’s been an absentee mother didn’t begin until “my ex started dating a certain person.”  She also doubled-down on claims that Travis had an affair with Kourtney’s sister, Kim during their marriage, which she claims ultimately led to their separation.  “My family’s broken because of this family and now my kids and I are alienated from each other because of another sister in the family,” she said. “So, yay for me.”  When asked about her hopes for them she said she doesn’t care about them “in any capacity,” and is more concerned with, “mending and healing my relationship with my children and moving forward.”  She also addressed those who feel she’s spoken on her ex’s relationship too much, saying fans of the Kardashians have “bullied” her into speaking out.
*********As Travis would say: “Tat’s all, folks!!”
*****You don’t wanna get in an ass-kickin’ contest with the Kardashians!!!
******When she goes to a restaurant, it’s “Bitter… party of one!!”

Elizabeth Hurley Explains Her Sexy Pics

Elizabeth Hurley loves to post bikini pics on social media, and there’s a reason.  “I have my own swimwear line,” Hurley explained in a recent interview with Extra.  “I wouldn’t ordinarily be prancing around in quite so much beachwear, so there is a reason behind prancing around in so many swimsuits,” she said.  Hurley is the designer behind her own beachwear line called Elizabeth Hurley Beach.  Citing the coronavirus pandemic, Hurley added: “We haven’t been allowed to go on vacation in 14 months… I have a beachwear company and haven’t been on the beach… Hence, we have been selling what we can. We’ve been improvising. So, yes, we’ve been on hay bales, we’ve been in the snow, we’ve been in the shower.”
*******Shower?? Did she just say “shower??”
*****If these pictures are the result of the pandemic, then we say, “thank you, pandemic!!”
*******We’re guessing most of her critics are women!!
*******Are they really mad at THIS???
Liz Hurley Instagram: Actress sets pulses racing in eye-wateringly racy  bikini video | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV |

Queen Is Fed Up With Harry

Queen Elizabeth has been “deeply upset” by grandson Prince Harry’s unrelenting criticisms of his family and is taking the situation “very personally,” according to a report.  “Harry’s grandmother has taken this very personally and is deeply upset by what Harry has said, in particular his comments about Charles’s parenting and suggesting his father knows no better because of how he was brought up. It has been a very upsetting time,” a source told the Mail on Sunday.  Harry cannot seem to stop slamming his father, Prince Charles, saying in the new Apple TV+ series “The Me You Can’t See” that Charles made him “suffer” as a child.  “My father used to say to me when I was younger … ‘Well, it was like that for me, so it’s going to be like that for you,’” he told Oprah Winfrey.
********How mad is she?? He should have someone else start his car!!!
*****Harry and Andrew are her two favorites (true)!!! Which means she has really bad judgment!!!
*******He’s now the Duke of “Sucks to Be Royal!!!”
*****We hope he’s saving his money!!! He won’t be getting a dime out of that family!!!

70’s Show Actor Must Stand Trial

Actor Danny Masterson must stand trail for three counts of rape, a judge ruled on Friday.  LA County Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo found the accounts of three women in the preliminary hearing credible enough to move forward to trial.  The alleged incidents against him date back nearly 20 years, to the height of his sitcom fame. If convicted of the three charges, Masterson would face 45 years behind bars.  He has pleaded not guilty to the counts of rape by force or fear.  During the pre-trial hearing, his attorneys pressed the alleged victims on discrepancies in their claims, which date to between 2001 and 2003.  “Memories fade and memories change,” Masterson’s lawyer, Sharon Appelbaum, said.  He is free on bail, and will be arraigned on June 7th.
********You have to be a criminal attorney to cover showbiz now!!!
*****He must think he’s gonna lose!! He’s asking for the cell next to Cosby’s!!!

ARod Releases Makeup For Men

Alex Rodriguez has teamed up with Hims & Hers — the beauty and wellness company in which he and Jennifer Lopez became investors together last year — to develop the brand’s first makeup for men.  “I wanted to create a product that solved an issue I faced every day. I realized as I was jumping from meeting to meeting, I needed something quick and easy in my routine to conceal blemishes or razor bumps,” Rodriguez shared on Instagram Thursday.  Enter The Blur Stick, “a convenient concealer specifically designed for men that can be used for skin imperfections,” per the star, who added, “Check it out, I think you’ll be surprised how often it comes in handy.”  Priced at $17 and available in eight shades, the “sleek, discreet” product is made with ingredients including aloe extract and jojoba seed oil to help soothe and moisturize the skin.
******Make you sure you get the right shade, because THAT can be embarrassing!! Don’t ask how we know!!
*****A Rod actually needs an IQ-Boosting cream!!!
*******We’ll pass!! If you love us, you’ll love our razor bumps!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Kylie & Scott Outing Sparks Speculation!-(National Enquirer)

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott sparked reconciliation rumors when the two had a dinner date at Catch in Los Angeles on Mother’s Day.  The outing came after Kylie, 23, jetted to Miami earlier in the month to help the rapper-father of her three-year-old daughter, Stormi-celebrate his 29th birthday.  They split in September 2019 after a two-year romance.

Ree’s Hounds Crash Wedding-(Globe)

“Pioneer Woman” Ree Drummond’s daughter’s nuptials were disrupted by a pair of wedding crashers-her dogs!  “My basset hounds crashed the wedding.  They heard the commotion and walked 1.8 miles down the road to the reception,” says Ree, 52, while showing off a photo of the dirty dogs.  The adorable snap features delighted newlyweds, 23-year-old Alex Drummond and Mauricio Scott, petting one of the hounds.  The couple swapped vows at the Drummonds’ Oklahoma ranch on May 1.

Loose Talk:  Bennifer Edition-(Us Weekly)

“I had zero interest in any celebrity couples in 2002 (other than Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake), so I missed the Bennifer train.  I’m happy to announce, however, that I’m fully on board in 2021.”-Spencer Pratt.

“Go Yankees!”-His response when asked about the relationship, Alex Rodriguez.

“There’s not enough liquor in the world for you to get me to say something about that….[but] that would be awesome.”-Matt Damon.

Taking the Plunge-(Star)

Saint-Tropez, May 9

Tres chic!  With the help of hair and makeup, Emily in Paris leading lady Lily Collins got camera-ready to shoot the series’ second season in the French Riviera.  Darren Star’s dramedy became a hot topic last year after 58 million viewers tuned in to watch the 32-year-old’s portrayal of a young American woman’s adventures in the City of Light.  The show soon faced criticism of pushing Parisian stereotypes-and for earning two Golden Globe nominations, despite being critically panned-but Lily found a silver lining in the backlash.  “As disheartening as it sometimes is to read these things, it’s also a gift,” she says.  “You’re being allowed to improve.”

Kim & Kanye:  Divorce Secrets-(Life & Style)

Kim Kardashian’s life may usually be an open book, but her shock split from Kanye West is a different story.  “They’re trying to make the divorce as amicable as possible for the sake of the family,” says a source.  “However, there are some things that Kim and Kanye are keeping secret from each other.”  Although the rapper, 43, spends most of his time at his Wyoming ranch, “he’s also got a place in LA,” the source reveals, “so that he can keep tabs on Kim and the kids.”  The former couple’s gone to great lengths to shield their children from the public eye, but Kanye has big plans for their daughter North, 7.  “She can sing and dance and write catchy lyrics too,” notes the source.  “He’s convinced he can turn his little girl into a big star.”

Justin Hartley Weds Sofia Pernas-(People)

Just hours after This Is Us star Justin Hartley and actress Sofia Pernas made their red carpet debut at the MTV Movie & TV Awards on May 16, a source confirmed that the couple, together since last year, recently tied the knot.  “They’ve been very private, but they’re really happy,” says the source.  Hartley, 44, and the Moroccan-born Pernas, 31, who worked together on The Young and the Restless from 2015 to 2016, quietly began dating last spring.  In December 2020 the couple made their relationship official with selfies they posted for New Year’s Eve.  “Happy New Year from out quarantine den to yours,” wrote Pernas.  Hartley, who has a 16-year-old daughter, Isabella, with his first wife, Lindsay Korman, was wedded to Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause for two years until they split in 2019.

Body Love of the Week-(In Touch)

Andra Day

“Hell, no!  I liked being juicy.”

-on whether she felt “prettier” after losing 40 pounds to play Billie Holiday.



Hawk Dive Bombs Cyclist

A California cyclist captured video of his close encounter with a hawk that dive-bombed at his head while he was riding.  Kevin Mahan, chief photographer for KSEE-TV/KGPE-TV, said he was riding near Temperance Avenue and Highway 180 in Clovis when he noticed some birds overhead.  “As I’m going, I notice there’s a few birds in the air, and I don’t think much of it, I just put my head down and keep pedaling,” Mahan told the station. “All of a sudden, I hear a ‘tic tic.'”  Mahan’s helmet camera captured the hawk coming within inches of him, appearing to try to grab the camera from the top of his head.  “I didn’t realize how big and sharp those were until I did the screengrab,” Mahan said. “I was like, ‘Holy cow, that could have been a lot worse than it was.'” Mahan described the incident as a “hawkward encounter” in a YouTube post.  See the video HERE.
********The bird was just winging it!!!!
TOPIC: Wild animals attack!! Has it happened to YOU???

Dating Sites May Add Vaccine Badges

The White House has asked dating apps to add badges to profiles to indicate who has been vaccinated, the administration said Friday.   Senior White House COVID-19 adviser Andy Slavitt told reporters during a briefing Friday that dating apps like Tinder, Hinge, Match, OkCupid, Bumble, BLK and other dating sites are joining the effort.  The apps will offer incentives like free access to premium content for vaccinated adults, while sites like BLK and Chispa will boost profiles of those who say they’re vaccinated.  “We believe it’s important to reach young people where they are in an effort to get vaccinated,” said Slavitt. “Social distancing and dating were always a bit of a challenging combination.  He added that the administration’s goal is to “help people meet people who have that universally attractive quality” of being vaccinated.
********If you’re on those apps, COVID is the LEAST of your problems!!!
******Is there a badge for “STD-FREE??”
*******Added advantage: the vaccine may make you sterile!!!! They say!!! 

Ice Crashes Thru The Roof

Residents of a Florida home had an unusual start to their day when a large chunk of ice fell out of the sky and punched a hole in their roof.  The Martin County Sheriff’s Office said the ice chunk fell out of the sky Wednesday morning and punched a large hole through the roof near the edge of the Palm City home, causing the ice to land on the ground outside of the house rather than inside.  The sheriff’s office said there were no reports of injuries from the ice chunk’s plunge.  Deputies said they do not yet have an explanation for where the ice chunk came from.  See the pic HERE.
*******Was it blue???? We’re just askin’!!!!
******Maybe it was God’s warning shot!! “I can make hail THIS big!!!”
*****It was colder than Prince Harry’s relationship with his family!!!

Get Paid To Relocate

The state government in Queensland, Australia, is attempting to offset a labor shortage by offering workers more than $1,000 cash to relocate and take tourism jobs.  Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the “Work in Paradise” campaign will pay $1,165.35, offer travel vouchers of up to $195 and provide access to low-cost housing for workers willing to relocate and fill vacant positions in the tourism sector.  “Queensland is recovering well from the pandemic, but there’s still a critical shortage of workers in our regions,” Palaszczuk said in the announcement. “This exciting initiative will give Queenslanders and other Australians even more reason to come work in our beautiful part of the world.”  The program, which is scheduled to begin July 1, involves a wide range of available jobs.
*********How long does it take to change your citizenship???
********Joe Biden is offering to pay Australian workers to stay home!!!
********That’s like offering bonuses to work at Disneyland!!!







6 Morning Habits That Seem Healthy But Are Secretly Stressing You Out

Huffington Post

Eating A Slow Breakfast

This recommendation, while meant to make you relaxed and centered, can backfire if it does not fit into your current life circumstances, Ren said.

Say you have children, and as a parent, you need to prioritize getting your kids dressed, fed and ready for school in the mornings. Trying to fit in a long breakfast during the chaos is probably going to be challenging and increase your stress.

Even without children, you may value an extra 30 minutes of sleep in the morning before getting ready for work, and you’ll feel more rewarded and in a better mental state by doing this instead of sitting down for a longer meal.


Snoozing Your Alarm

On the flip side, sometimes the way we prolong our sleep isn’t ideal. Pressing snooze multiple times can send you into a state of stress.

“Hearing that snooze button over and over is a reminder of all the things we have to do during the day,” Nobrega said. “Essentially, we’re procrastinating getting up because we don’t want to do those things.”

“Procrastination feels good in the moment, then doesn’t really feel good when it adds up,” Ren added. “Pushing the emotional or physical discomfort down the line puts you in a sense of urgency or time crunch later on.”

Not to mention the fact that you’re not getting quality sleep during this time, anyway. Snoozing actually makes you more tired when you finally do get out of bed. It’s probably better to set the alarm for half an hour later and savor the uninterrupted, deeper sleep. You’ll also save yourself from the mindset that you’re already delayed when you first wake up.



A lot of experts will tell you that journaling in the morning is a good way to start your day, and that can be true. But if you tell yourself you “need to do” the activity when you wake up, Nobrega said you may experience stress — particularly if you don’t do it as you intended to (for example, “I need to journal for 30 minutes every day and to write this specific way.”)

Also take into consideration that journaling may not fit your life at this time. “If you’re more of a verbal processor, it might actually stress you out, because you’re having to sit with your own thoughts and write them down,” Nobrega said.

It may also be stressful if you believe the journaling needs to achieve something or that there has to be an end result to the journaling exercise when really, it’s just a way to process your experiences and emotions.


Writing A To-Do List

There are certainly benefits to taking your floating thoughts and jotting them on a notepad to free up brain space. These thoughts are commonly in the form of to-do lists. Such lists can be helpful to manage anxiety, but you may want to gauge your perception of them to see whether they actually do the opposite for you.

“It could be stressful if you’re overly ambitious and have written down more things than you can realistically do,” Ren said. You may even copy over things you didn’t get to from yesterday’s list, and then the to-do list functions as a tangible confirmation of your worldview that you are unable to reach the perfectionistic standard you’re setting for yourself.

Ren said it almost becomes a “way [for some people] to punish themselves for what they didn’t get done the previous day.” If that’s the case for you, try creating a “done” list instead. It’ll help you recognize what you’ve accomplished.


Eating Breakfast With Your Family

While the benefits of sharing meals with your loved ones cannot be overstated, forcing this to happen first thing every morning may not be right for everyone. This is especially true if mornings in your household are busy and people may not be ready for amicable social interaction yet.

You may find it depleting instead of energizing, Danilo said. If so, quality time and bonding can happen at another time, like dinner, when there’s less pressure on the duration of the meal.


Getting Right Out Of Bed

There is merit in reserving your bed for sleeping and sex only and avoiding other activities like checking your emails or scrolling social media. But when you become rigid around this “rule,” that’s when things go awry.

Holding this rule too tightly can create pressure on you to bolt out of bed the minute you wake, Danilo said, even if you may want to laze around for a few minutes.

Ask yourself whether looking through your phone in bed leaves you feeling energized and in a good mental state, or if it causes some nervousness and stress, Danilo said. Then, choose the practice that best supports your well-being.


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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