Born on this day!! Actor Kim Novak is 90. Actor Bo Svenson (“Walking Tall”) is 82. Actor Stockard Channing is 79. Talk show host Jerry Springer is 79. Singer Peter Gabriel is 73. Actor-singer David Naughton is 72. Bassist Peter Hook of New Order and Joy Division is 67. Actor Matt Salinger is 63. Singer Henry Rollins is 62. Actor Neal McDonough (“Boomtown”) is 57. Singer Freedom Williams (C & C Music Factory) is 57. Actor Kelly Hu (“Martial Law”) is 55. Singer Matt Berninger of The National is 52. Bassist Todd Harrell (3 Doors Down) is 51. Drummer Scott Thomas of Parmalee is 50. Singer Feist is 47. MC Natalie Stewart of Floetry is 44. Actor Mena Suvari is 44.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1542 – Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII of England, was beheaded for adultery.
1866 – The gang that included Jesse James and Cole Younger committed their first bank robbery in Liberty, Mo.
1867 – Johann Strauss’s Blue Danube waltz premiered in Vienna.
1935 – Bruno Hauptmann was found guilty of murder in the Lindbergh kidnapping case.
1960 – France exploded its first atomic bomb.
1974 – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who won the 1970 Nobel Prize for literature, was deported from the Soviet Union.
2002 – The French judge was accused of throwing the pairs skating decision to the Russians at the Olympics.
Today Is: Clean Out Your Computer Day, Desperation Day, Employee Legal Awareness Day, Galentine’s Day, Get a Different Name Day, International Condom Day, International Epilepsy Awareness Day, International Kissing Day, Madly In Love With Me Day, Meal Monday, National Break Up With Your Carrier Day, National Cheddar Day, National Football Hangover Day, National Wingman’s Day, Popcorn Day, Self-Love Day, World Radio Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood / 8:30 – Bob Heart Abishola / 9:00 – NCIS / 10:00 – NCIS Hawaii
NBC – 8:00 – America’s Got Talent All-Stars / 10:00 – Magnum PI
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelor / 10:00 – The Good Doctor
FOX – 8:00 – Fantasy Island / 9:00 – Alert Missing Persons Unit
CW – 8:00 – All American / 9:00 – All American Homecoming
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Cate Blanchett, Dave Franco
Jimmy Fallon: Elizabeth Banks, Kelsey Grammer
Stephen Colbert: John Oliver, Ron Klain
Seth Meyers: David Harbour, Kathryn Newton, Zoë Brecher
James Corden: Quinta Brunson, Ashton Kutcher, Cara Delevingne
Watch What Happens Live: Carl Radke, Lindsay Hubbard
Daily Show: Guest host Sarah Silverman
The View: Ali Wentworth
The Talk: Richard Marx, Daisy Fuentes, Jay Shetty
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Rita Ora, Shannon Doherty, guest co-host Mark Consuelos
Kelly Clarkson: Cara Delevingne, Nicholas Sparks, Jordy
Tamron Hall: Noelle Scaggs, Pastor Mike Jr., Louyah
Drew Barrymore: Jamie Oliver
Jennifer Hudson: Andie MacDowell, Tinashe
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Thinking of buying a MYLAR BALLOON?? Don’t let it float outside your home!! The U.S.A. is shooting down EVERYTHING THAT FLIES!!! Trigger happy????????
QUESTION: WHY do some women fall in love with MURDERERS? This forensic psychiatrist lays out 5 REASONS!! (The Idaho killer already has several marriage proposals!)
QUESTION: Is it a good time to warn about ONLINE ROMANCE SCAMMERS?? With Valentine’s Day coming up tomorrow, here’s a list of the ways they’ll fleece you!!!
QUESTION: So… WHO’S on third?? James Cameron pits “Titanic” against “Avatar 2” at the box office, and “Titanic” climbs back to #3 all-time!!! But it ain’t over yet!!!!!!
QUESTION: So what if he got ELECTROCUTED ONSTAGE?? The big news is that MGK might have broken up with MEGAN FOX!! Check out her “CRYPTIC POSTS!!!”
Despite persistent rumors over the weekend suggesting otherwise, George Clooney won’t be joining the DC Universe. Saturday evening, DC Studios co-head James Gunn debunked the return rumors, saying Clooney is “absolutely not” returning to the role of Bruce Wayne. Hosting another impromptu fan Q&A session on his Twitter, the filmmaker went on to confirm the actor who plays the Caped Crusader within the DCU will be new to the role, ruling out Clooney, Christian Bale, Val Kilmer, Ben Affleck, and Michael Keaton. Within the new DC Universe, Batman is set to debut in The Brave and the Bold, a film that will feature both an adult Bruce Wayne and his son Damian. Because of that dynamic, most assumed the new Wayne would be an older actor rather than someone like Robert Pattinson. Though Clooney won’t be involved in the project, the new actor could most certainly still fit that bill.
*******We know it won’t be Adam West!! He’s in “Bat-Heaven!!!”
TOPIC: Best/Worst Batman????
Channing Tatum revealed that he’s still cringing over his awkward first encounter with Matt Damon when he was shooting Steven Soderbergh’s film Haywire in 2011. As Tatum tells it, he and the director were having a drink at a hotel bar in Albuquerque, N.M., when Matt joined them. While he attempted to play it cool on the outside, Tatum told PEOPLE he was “just beside myself” seeing Damon in real life. “I’m such a fan, and still am,” he recalled. “I sat down next to him, and I was like, ‘Hey, man. Where are you from?’ — and I was like, ‘I just asked Matt Damon where he’s from.'” The casual conversation starter sent Tatum into a downward spiral as he processed that he was chatting with someone who — alongside Mark Wahlberg and Ben Affleck — is widely considered unofficial Boston royalty. “Everyone on the planet knows where Matt Damon is from, and he obviously knows that I know where Matt Damon is from, and I almost didn’t recover,” he said. “I don’t think I said anything for the next maybe two hours or so, and I still think about it today. Every once in a while, I’ll just have a cold sweat and feel like, ‘I can’t believe….'” Tatum explained that in general he tries to avoid meeting “famous people or meet the people that I admire or even like their work” because he can sometimes panic. But he noted that Damon was “such a good guy” about the entire thing and tried his best to put him at ease.
*********He’s lucky that Matt didn’t go all “Bourne” on him!!
TOPIC: That time you had a “brush with fame” that turned out to be an embarrassment!!!
Roseanne Barr is back in her first comedy special in nearly 20 years and makes it perfectly clear to her fans that she’s “more offensive than [I’ve] ever been before.” She was fired from “The Conners” in 2018 over a racist tweet about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett in which she said Jarrett was what would have resulted if “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.” Barr’s aptly titled comedy special “Cancel This!” which airs tonight (Monday) on Fox Nation is a giant middle finger to the cancel culture that quickly did her in. On Friday’s episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Barr said she wanted to have her say after she was “blackballed and just totally canceled from even commenting on what happened,” but claimed she was never given a chance to apologize for her remarks. Barr apologized multiple times on Twitter, but also retweeted several messages fans had written in her defense – including one saying that her “apology is not sincere.” The revival of her ABC series “Roseanne” was canceled less than 24 hours later. Barr also said she saw the special as an opportunity to talk about cancel culture, which she deemed “horrible” and “fascist.”
********We hate Cancel Culture, but we’re not totally sure this is a clear-cut case!!
****Maybe this special should be called “I Won’t Take My Meds!!!”
Machine Gun Kelly told fans on Instagram that he got “electrocuted” on stage during a Super Bowl and WM Phoenix Open weekend show in Phoenix, sharing a clip of what went down. He reposted an Instagram video from a fan on Friday, showing him rocking out at the Coors Light Bird’s Nest concert series when his hair suddenly seemed to stand up straight. Video from TMZ shows his hair standing up on more than one occasion. The publication reported that EMTs did not show up at the venue. “Yooo,” MGK wrote with a head-explosion emoji on his Instagram Story. “I got electrocuted and my hair stood up.” While it’s unclear exactly what caused pieces of Kelly’s hair to rise above the rest of his locks, one thing is for certain: he didn’t let it phase him. In the remainder of the clip, the multi-hyphenate doesn’t slow down, even flipping his microphone and shaking his hair up and down as he wears a crop top and metallic trousers. Elsewhere at the show, Kelly even shared a cover of Paramore’s “Misery Business,” a song that the band brought out of retirement in recent years.
********It was static electricity from his metal pants!!!
*******They call this “shock rock!!!”
Paul Rudd recently revealed that his son had no idea about his career on screen, thinking that he was a movie theater employee. Appearing on Sunday Today With Willie Geist, as reported by Entertainment Weekly, Rudd explained that it began when his son was around the age of five. He said, “We were all going, and there was a movie poster that I was on that was in the lobby,” he explained. “So they all just thought that I worked at the movie theater, which I thought was very cute.” Rudd went on to add that he never corrected him. Even before he appeared in Marvel Studios’ superhero franchise, Rudd made his name on sitcoms and comedy films including the likes of Friends, Clueless and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, among many others.
*****The only thing we know about Paul is that his HEAD is bigger than his TORSO!!!!!
BONUS PIC: Has SAM SMITH come up with the new RAIDERS UNIFORM??
How Did This Year’s Super Bowl Commercials Rank?
Check out the full list of winners and losers HERE!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!
“I wish I could say that I’m usually this romantic, but this was one of my best.”-Josh Duhamel, on his message-in-a-bottle wedding proposal to now-wife Audra Mari.
“Beyonce was a soundtrack of my life. Harry Styles followed me around everywhere I went.”-Trevor Noah, on his favorite albums of the year, before hosting the Grammys.
“No, no, I don’t like it. I like peace, Mama.”-Claire Danes, sharing her 4-year-old son Rowan’s reaction to her latest pregnancy.
Owl Closes Down Library
A trespassing owl that prompted a Georgia college to close its library for multiple days was successfully evicted from the building on Friday. Officials with Agnes Scott College’s McCain Library in Decatur said the owl flew down the chimney Monday afternoon, prompting officials to close the facility to students. The owl ended up perching in the rafters about three stories up, out of the reach of library staff. The library was able to open its ground floor on Thursday, but the owl remained on its perch. Stewart Farron, a master falconer brought in by the library to help handle the situation, used a hydraulic lift Friday afternoon to reach the owl about 50 feet above the floor. Farron was able to capture the owl in a net and release it outside, where it promptly flew away.
*********The owl thought he was in a Hooters!!!!
****They told him, “We’re sending a falconer up there!!” He said: “Who??”
Philadelphia Was Offered Lube!
An adult entertainment company offered the city of Philadelphia 1,540 gallons of Cheez Whiz-infused lubricant to prevent Eagles fans from climbing poles after the Super Bowl. CamSoda said a truck loaded with 28 drums of lube, each containing 55 gallons, is being sent to the city to help prevent the famously rowdy fans from climbing street lights, traffic lights, utility poles and other structures if their team won the Super Bowl. The company said each drum contains 75% lubricant and 25% Cheez Whiz, a signature ingredient in the city’s famous Philadelphia cheesesteaks. Philadelphia has famously used substances including Crisco and hydraulic fluid to grease up public poles in advance of big sporting events.
*******That won’t stop ’em!! In Philly, they use Cheez Whiz as a “marital aid!!!”
TRUE: The city of Philadelphia mandated that every emergency room had to be fully staffed on Super Bowl Sunday!!
*****Proof that you can’t fix stupid!!!
Dennis The Menace Pulled From The Lake
A statue of the comic strip character Dennis The Menace that was stolen from a park in Monterey, California, last summer was found submerged in a nearby lake. “Today is a happy day!” Monterey County Sheriff Tina Nieto said Wednesday at a press conference where the statue was wheeled in on a handcart. The sheriff’s dive team found the 3-foot-tall statue in Roberts Lake after Monterey city police received an anonymous tip about its location. Dennis the Menace has a big but oddly troubled local connection. His creator, Hank Ketcham, was a longtime resident of Monterey County and died there in 2001. The park’s original statue was stolen in 2006 and hasn’t been found. Its replacement was stolen in August 2022 by someone who cut through its foot to remove it.
*********Has anyone checked with Dennis???
****He’s old, but he’s still a menace!!!
Naked Georgia Man Arrested
A naked Georgia man who stole an ambulance and took the vehicle out for a drive on Friday was taken into custody, according to officials. The man, who was later identified as Bradley Jermaine Baker, 48, is suspected of having been under the influence of narcotics. Residents noticed the ambulance moving aggressively without its headlights turned on near Mercer University Drive in Macon, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies said the ambulance was also spotted doing burnouts in a parking lot. Deputies responded to the scene, but the driver would not stop the ambulance, leading to a short pursuit. The man eventually ditched the ambulance and attempted to flee deputies on foot. Deputies said they arrested him around Eisenhower Parkway. Baker had active warrants out of Bibb and Douglas counties. He is now charged with driving while his license is suspended or revoked, driving under the influence of drugs, probation violation, public indecency, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer for a felony offense and theft by taking.
*********The cops, noticing an ambulance was nearby, started beating him!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
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A LIST FOR MONDAY
14 Bargain Valentine’s Gift Ideas to Profess Your Love
These cheap Valentine’s Day gifts are made better by adding the personal touch. Oh, and our gift to you is that we went shopping so you don’t have to.
- Make Sweet Music
If you already use a music streaming service, make a romantic playlist for the one you love. Then add in these glow in the dark or Star Wars headphones from 5 Below for just a bit over $5. Even if you don’t currently pay for music streaming, you can get a free Spotify account and use that for your love songs.
- Romantic Words
Maybe it is time to let the poet within you free. Get your sweetie a blank notebook from your favorite dollar store or even a craft store. Depending on your sweetie’s personal style, you can splurge $8 on the llama and sloth one, or a natural cork covered journal, or get a little edgier with one with skulls all over it for only $2.25 at Big Lots. Then write your poems in it. Your personal love language will melt hearts. Not really a poet? Not an issue. You can fill the notebook with thoughtful song lyrics, classic love poems, or some of the great love quotes from the movies. Imagine turning a page and finding this quote from Dirty Dancing: I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of
my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you. SWOON. This is the type of surprise gift that will really matter to someone.
- Sweets for the Sweet
Maybe your creativity happens in the kitchen, and you have the ingredients to make someone’s favorite cake. Even more exciting is if you aren’t known for your baking skills, deciding to make your partner a delicious cake is more meaningful. Food can be the way to someone’s heart. You can get cake mixes and frosting at Family Dollar for less than $5 total. If your partner is a coffee drinker, put a little espresso or coffee in the batter instead of water, and add a teaspoon of cinnamon. This website has some great tricks for making mixes taste homemade. You can also make store-bought frosting taste a little fancier by adding a tablespoon of melted butter, and a half teaspoon of vanilla to the tub, and mix it together well, then frost the cake.
Would it be too much to bake in a heart shaped pan? Not at all (just $6.49 at Michaels). True love is letting your partner lick the spoon.
- Make It a Movie Night
Date night can hit new heights with a little planning. Several streaming services offer a free week or month trial. Just remember to visit your account and turn off the recurring payments so you don’t get a surprise charge. Special little touches will add to the evening. Share some microwave popcorn in this movie popcorn tub , grab a theater size box of Milk Duds (or any other candy), and dim the lights (all only $1.25 each at Dollar Tree). Who says you have to pay attention to the film?
- Gaze Into the Fire
Luckily Valentine’s Day falls in the winter when cuddling is important for body warmth. Can you build a fire to gaze into with that hottie you love? No fireplace? Not a problem. Put this 10-hour long fireplace video up on the screen and get in the mood for romance. And it’s free.
- Say It With Chocolate
Imagine sipping some deluxe hot cocoa in front of the fire. Making chocolate bombs are easy — all you need are two Hershey’s bars ($1.50 each), a pack of hot cocoa mix, milk and marshmallows if you like them. Then sit back, relax and watch both the chocolate and your stress melt away. This Etsy seller has heart shaped silicone molds for $9 (and free shipping!).
Too much work? You can grab some fancy hot chocolate mixes for pennies each, and maybe a can of whipped cream. Turn the couch into a cuddle center. Taking the time to make a treat for the person you care about matters more than the money you spend.
- Toast to Your Love
If you aren’t chocolate people (we’ve heard they exist), you can still get romantic in front of the fire. Some cool looking stemless wine glasses ($1.25 each from Dollar Tree) and a cheap but good bottle of wine is a perfect low key Valentine’s Day gift. There’s even a heart topped bottle opener and stopper set that you can give ($6.20 at Walmart). It even comes in a velvet lined box.
- Take a Luxurious Bath
There’s nothing like relaxing after a long day, and you can help your darling get there. Soaking in the tub is a true luxury. Start off with a soothing bath bomb (Target has a pack of 5 for $6). Or you can give essential oils (The Vitamin Shoppe has lots under $10) so they can put a few drops in the water for a relaxing bath.
- Lotions and Potions
The perfect gift might be a lovely scented moisturizer. One of the most romantic things I’ve ever known was my dad rubbing lotion into my mom’s hands each night after a long day of work. A small container of shea butter is very affordable (under $4 at Sally’s Beauty Supply) and they’ll think of you every time they use it.
- A Good Night’s Sleep
How can anyone relax if their tootsies are cold? Cute, fuzzy slippers are just the thing. They’re always the perfect size, and these are available in llama, teddy bear, fox, and puppy (priced at $6 a pair at Walmart). Giving roses is nice, but a rose petal scented candle($4 at Target) next to the bed will last much longer. Guarantee sweet dreams with a sleep mask, which you can snag for $2 at Ulta. Hopefully they will fall asleep thinking of how wonderful you are. For about $9 you can get four pillow sachets, which are little scented bags packed with dry herbs for under their pillow to help them get their beauty sleep each night (Etsy including shipping).
- Gifts for the House
It is pretty hard to resist these little ceramic animal planters at Dollar Tree. Online you have to get them in bulk but in the stores they sell individually for $1.25. They have sloths! The sloth market is really limited. There are also turtles, foxes, and elephants. They’re great for keys, jewelry, and all sorts of little items.
If you or your hunny bunny is creative, then this is a perfect Valentine’s Day art project. It is a ceramic heart magnet that can be painted and put on the refrigerator. They’re cheap enough to get a pair, less than $2 each at Michaels.
- Cute Stuff for Them
If you are dating a dog lover, you can melt two hearts by getting them this matching dog/owner beanie set ($5 at Five Below). The dog might have mixed feelings, but the cuteness cannot be denied. What’s their sign? A zodiac sign necklace means you know their birthday and these blinged out ones are pretty fabulous and less than $7 with shipping ($2 at Shein).
- The Art of Love
True love may be encouraging your dearest to fulfill their talents. If they used to draw or paint and fell away from that, discount department stores are full of colored pencils and pens, blank journals, and all sorts of beginning art sets. Tuesday Morning stores have pretty robust arts and crafts sections. Five Below has a pretty complete beginners’ set for only $5, with a nice variety of pencils, charcoals, and pastels.
- And More Sweet Nothings
Leave sticky notes with sweet messages on their laptop. Give a lottery ticket with the dreams of an amorous trip detailed. Put the ticket stubs from a favorite concert in a frame. Don’t ever discount the pleasure of a delicious breakfast in bed. Flowers are wonderful, especially in your person’s favorite colors. Cheap Valentine gifts are easy to do, and don’t have to cost much. There are a ton of small loving moments that you can give. Valentine’s Day is just one day a year. Your thoughtfulness will transform any five buck doodad into an invaluable treasure.
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