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Born on this day!! Actor Clu Gulager (film’s “The Last Picture Show,” TV’s “The Virginian”) is 92. Actor Joanna Pettet (“Knots Landing”) is 78. Actor Steve Railsback is 75. Actor David Leisure (“Empty Nest”) is 70. Actor Miguel Sandoval (“Medium”) is 69. Actor Marg Helgenberger (“CSI”) is 62. Drummer Mani of Stone Roses is 58. Country singer-guitarist Keith Burns of Trick Pony is 57. Jazz singer Diana Krall is 56. Actor Harry Lennix (“The Blacklist”) is 56. Guitarist Dave Kushner of Velvet Revolver is 54. Actor Lisa Bonet is 53. Actor Tammy Lauren (“Wanda at Large,” ″Martial Law”) is 52. Singer Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd is 51. Actor Martha Plimpton is 50. Actor Missi Pyle (“Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay”) is 48. Actor Maggie Gyllenhaal is 43. Singer Trevor Penick (O-Town) is 41. Actor Kimberley J. Brown (“Halloweentown”) is 36. Singer Siva Kaneswaran of The Wanted is 32. Comedian Pete Davidson (“Saturday Night Live”) is 27. Actor Casey Moss (“Days of Our Lives”) is 27. Actor Noah Gray-Cabey (“Heroes,” ″My Wife and Kids”) is 25.


1864 – General Sherman and his troops began their “March to the sea” during the Civil War.
1907 – Oklahoma became the 46th state.
1933 – The United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations.
1973 – President Nixon signed the bill authorizing the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline.
2004 – President George W. Bush nominated Condoleezza Rice to replace Colin Powell as secretary of state.

Today Is: International Day for Tolerance, National Button Day, Teddy Bear 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 – Weakest Link
ABC – 8:00 – Dancing With The Stars  /  10:00 – The Good Doctor
FOX – 8:00 –  L.A. Finest  /  9:00 – Filthy Rich
CW – 8:00 –  Whose Line Is It  /  8:30 – Whose Line Is It  /  9:00 – Penn and Teller

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Ryan Phillippe, David Cross, Wallows
Jimmy Fallon: Erin Andrews, Chance the Rapper, G Herbo
Seth Meyers: Kaley Cuoco, Cazzie David, Valerie Franco
James Corden: Maria Bakalova
Lilly Singh: Ginnifer Goodwin, Chase Bernstein (R 11/20/19)
Conan: Ricky Gervais
Watch What Happens Live: James Hough, Elizabeth Frankini
The View: Ruby Bridges
The Talk: Jane Lynch, guest co-hosts Elaine Welteroth & Rumer Willis
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Monica Mangin
Ellen DeGeneres: Matthew McConaughey, Gabby Barrett
Wendy Williams: Devyn Simone, Melissa Garcia
The Real: David Oyelowo, Keira Chansa
Kelly Clarkson: Sara Gilbert, Shemar Moore, Lisa Ling
Drew Barrymore: Iman, Max Greenfield

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

QUESTION: Is it true you NEVER FORGET?? Check out the touching moment this 92-year-old mom with dementia plays Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata!!


QUESTION: Will Thanksgiving be weird this year?? Yep!! And SLY STALLONE says we should consider alternatives… like PIZZA AND HOT DOGS!! What do you think??


QUESTION: Did they make it?? We can’t look!!! Yeah?? Four NASA astronauts are heading to the ISS after a Sunday night launch by Elon Musk’s Space-X!!!!


QUESTION: Does this woman have the world’s BIGGEST MOUTH? She has 767,000 followers on Instagram, and her top videos on Tik Tok have 50 MILLION views!!!


QUESTION: Have you watched the new season of “The Crown” yet?? Here’s the actress who plays Princess Di… but she looks a little different on this cover!!!
Stunner: The actress sipped from a cup of tea and gazed sultrily at the camera, a dash of eyeliner accentuating her striking gaze

Will Smith Releases “Fresh Prince” Reunion Trailer

Will Smith released on Friday the first trailer for HBO Max’s upcoming Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special featuring the show’s original cast.  He meets back up with his former castmates on the set of 1990s sitcom in celebration of the show’s 30th anniversary.  Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton), Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey), Daphne Reid (Vivian) and DJ Jazzy Jeff (Jazz) join Smith as they reminisce about their time together and pay homage to the late James Avery who portrayed Uncle Phil.  Smith also invites Janet Hubert to the reunion, the actress who originally portrayed Vivian for the show’s first three seasons until Reid took over the role in Season 4.  The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ran for six seasons on NBC from 1990 to 1996.  The special will air on HBO Max on Nov. 19.  See the video HERE.
******There should be a guest shot for Harry, the “Fresh Prince of Santa Barbara!!!
******We can’t tell whether this is more fun for us… or them!!

LeVar Burton Fans Want Him To Host Jeopardy!

LeVar Burton, star of “Reading Rainbow” and “Star Trek,” is speaking out in response to a fan petition calling for him to replace the late Alex Trebek as the next host of “Jeopardy!”  A petition calling for Burton to become the “Jeopardy!” host was started on  “Between hosting 21 seasons of the educational Reading Rainbow, playing the brainiac engineer Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: the Next Generation, and filling the roll of Kunta Kinte in the ever important mini-series Roots, LeVar Burton has inspired and shaped the minds of several generations of trivia-loving nerds. This petition is to show Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and producers Mike Richards and Harry Friedman just how much love the public has for Burton, and how much we’d all love to see him as the next host of Jeopardy!” it reads.  As of Saturday afternoon, three days after the petition went live, it had over 74,200 signatures. The goal was 75,000.   Burton caught wind of the petition and responded to it positively in a tweet Thursday.  “Even if nothing comes from it, I can’t tell how much I appreciate all of your love and support!” Burton wrote, along with a link to the petition.
********We’ll take “obscure stars of the 80s” for $1000!!
*******Do these fans realize that Geordi was a fictional character??
TOPIC: How about LeVar for Jeopardy?? Or… who do YOU think should take over???

Prince Harry Makes Appearance On Dancing Program

Prince Harry made an unscheduled video appearance on “Strictly Come Dancing,” the original British version of “Dancing With the Stars,” on Saturday. He made the cameo for a very special reason: To support his longtime friend and fellow British military veteran JJ Chalmers, one of the show contestants.  Harry was shown having a video chat with Chalmers and his dance partner, Amy Dowden. Many “Strictly Come Dancing” viewers tweeted that the Duke looked “happy,” “relaxed” and “healthy.” The footage showed Harry grinning as he spoke from a white couch, decorated with printed cushions, while candles and artwork were seen in the background.  In September, Harry’s wife Meghan also made a surprise television appearance on the season finale of the reality competition show “America’s Got Talent.” She recorded a video message for singer Archie Williams, who was released from prison in 2019 after 37 years following his exoneration for a 1982 rape and stabbing of which he was wrongfully convicted.
*********He’ll do anything to get away from her for a few minutes!!
*******Of course he looks happy!! He’s living in a $15 million mansion!!
******At the end of his segment, he looks at the camera and says, “She’s standing right behind me, isn’t she??”

Harry and Meghan Snub Prince On His Birthday

Prince Charles was showered with social media best wishes from throughout the royal family on his 72nd birthday Saturday — with the exception of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  They did not publicly wish his dad a happy birthday.  The couple, who stepped down as “senior” royals this year, may have sent private wishes, the report noted.  The other royal congratulations were quite nice, though.  On Queen Elizabeth’s official Instagram, she shared a black-and-white photo of her first-born as a baby on her lap.  “Wishing The Prince of Wales a very happy birthday today!” she wrote, along with a balloon and a birthday cake emoji.  Wills and Kate also publicly shared their wishes on Instagram — with a photo of a laughing Prince Charles wearing a cream blazer and military accolades.  “Wishing a very Happy Birthday to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales!” Prince William and Kate Middleton wrote.
******This is what happens when you get married guys: your family ceases to exist!!
******She waited until after midnight and said, “OMG!! Yesterday was your dad’s birthday!! Oh, well…”
*****Harry wanted to send him a belated gift, and she suggested a complete DVD collection of “Suits!!”

Real Brad Pitt Wins Case Against Fake Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt has won his legal bid to get a bizarre $100,000 lawsuit against him thrown out of court.  Kelli Christina was scammed out of $40,000 by an Internet con artist who posed as Pitt and won her over with “discussions of marriage.”  But even after she realized that she wasn’t actually communicating with the Oscar winner, she still sued the real Pitt — claiming in court papers that he should have done more to protect his fans from impostors.  But on Thursday a judge dismissed her suit.  Christina, of Plano, Texas, has claimed that the scammer approached her online in 2018 and asked her to organize a series of fundraisers for Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation, which constructs new homes for victims of Hurricane Katrina.  In court papers, she said that the fake Pitt asked her for $40,000 to attend the events, but “canceled” at the last minute each time — then disappeared with the money.  She even claimed that the pair developed such a close relationship that they had “discussions of marriage,” court docs say.  But a judge granted Pitt’s motion to dismiss the case in a Texas court on Thursday, according to court docs seen by Page Six, calling it “meritless.”
**********Just think how much money the REAL Brad Pitt could make!!!
*******”Hey, I’ll come by the house for $100,000!! Throw in a tip and you’ll get what Angelina and Jennifer were gettin’!!!”
********Everybody knows that Brad Pitt calls random women he’s never met and starts talkin’ marriage!! Right??

Donnie Wahlberg Leaves Another 2020 Tip

Donnie Wahlberg left a $2,020 tip on a $35.27 bill to his server, Denise Andrews, at Marshland Restaurant’s Plymouth, Mass., location.  “A very special thank you to our friend @donniewahlberg!” the restaurant’s Instagram account captioned a picture of the receipt. “When asked about it all he said was ‘who’s up next?!’”  His tip is part of the “#2020tipchallenge.” The location’s owner, Marty Finch, later told People that Andrews divvied the tip among her coworkers.  “Denise was very generous. She tipped out her fellow staff and the guys in the kitchen, and she actually donated too,” he Finch said. “She’s working on getting two families turkey meals during the holidays, so she’s generous herself. Donnie said to pass it on, to keep this positive stuff going, so she’s trying to do that as well.”  In early January, Wahlberg left a $2,020 tip at an Illinois IHOP to kick the year off right.
******We’re in the wrong business!!! We should be waiting tables at IHOP!!!
*******We got a tip the other day: get out of the radio business while you still can!!
TOPIC: Are you getting/giving bigger tips during this disaster??


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Blake Asked Gwen’s Dad For Marriage Blessing-(National Enquirer)

Country stud Blake Shelton popped the question the old-fashioned way, sources said-he asked sweetie Gwen Stefani’s dad for her hand in marriage!  “It meant so much to Gwen that Blake was so traditional about it,” a source dished.

Mel B Raiding Edie’s Wallet-(Globe)

Mel B wants baby daddy Eddie Murphy to cough up more child support for their 13-year-old daughter, Angel.  According to court documents, the former Spice Girl, 45, is asking Eddie, 59, to turn over financial records so she can file a request to modify their 2009 agreement giving her sole physical custody and $25,000 a month in child support.  The “X-Factor” judge’s income has “dramatically reduced,” according to her legal team, and she also wants Eddie to pay for her attorney expenses.

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“I was so surrounded, millions of people in the audience, but I still felt lonely.  I still felt misunderstood.  I still felt hurt.”-Reflecting on his rise to stardom, Justin Bieber.

“[I’m] just a new mom trying to get it all sorted while she naps!”-Joking about time management while her newborn daughter rests, Gigi Hadid.

“I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on building my legacy and representing my culture the best way I know how.  Now, I’ve decided to give myself permission to focus on my joy.”-On her goal to “slow down”, Beyonce.

Up Close & Personal-(Star)

Beverly Hills, Oct. 27

Nothin’ to it!  Paris Jackson was in her element during a promotional photoshoot in anticipation of her debut solo album Wilted, out Nov. 13.  The 22-year-old, who’s also dabbled in modeling, showed off her good side in an off-the-shoulder sweater and bohemian pants.  Though Paris comes from a legendary family of musicians (her late father, King of Pop Michael Jackson, was one of the Jackson 5) she’s choosing to pave her own way with alternative folk music.  The soulful tunes, she hopes, will provide as much solace for listeners as they did for her while creating them.  “I feel confident that the people that are supposed to hear this record are going to hear it,” she says.  “It’s going to reach them.”

Meghan:  Desperate To Be More Famous Than Kim-(Life & Style)

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?  Meghan Markle is busy taking notes on how Kim Kardashian became the biggest star in the world.  Meghan is just getting started.  “There’s a lot that I’m excited about-certainly in creating programming and content that is conscious and inspiring and has a call to action and is uplifting,” the duchess says of the multimillion-dollar deal she and husband Prince Harry signed with streaming giant Netflix earlier this year.  “And I’m excited to back home in the States….engaging and interacting with people in a different way.”  For her own close-up, Meghan is thinking of ripping a page out of Kim’s playbook.  “Though Harry would never want her to get anything extreme done, she’s considering Botox and fillers,” reveals the insider.  “She already sticks to a strict beauty regimen to keep her skin glowing and gets up at 5 a.m. to work out a la Kim!”

A DWTS Pro’s Messy Divorce Drama-(People)

Dancing With the Stars pro Gleb Savchenko’s divorce from Elena Samodanova is getting acrimonious.  After announcing their split on Nov. 6, dancer Samodanova, 36, claimed that “ongoing infidelity and recent inappropriate relationship” ended their 14-year marriage.  Savchenko, who has two young daughters with his wife, quickly denied speculation about a fling with his latest DWTS partner, Selling Sunset’s Chrisell Stause, 39.  “I will not stand by and allow false accusations and internet rumors go unaddressed,” Savchenko, 37, said.  “My relationship with Chrishell was and remains strictly platonic…..Our friendship during our season on DWTS was not the reason for our split.”

Number of the Week-(In Touch)


-years Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip have been married, as they celebrate their Nov. 20 anniversary.



One-Legged Lifeguard To The Rescue!

An off-duty lifeguard in New Jersey is being hailed as a hero after he shed his prosthetic leg to jump into Newark Bay and rescue the driver of an SUV that plunged into the water.  Anthony Capuano said he had just finished a workout at Stephen R. Gregg Park in Bayonne when he saw a crowd of people running to the shore.  Capuano arrived at the shore of Newark Bay and saw an SUV sinking in the water about 50 feet from shore. The driver appeared to be trapped inside the vehicle and was yelling out the window.  “Someone had said out loud, ‘Does anybody know how to swim?'” Capuano told The Jersey Journal. “And I was just like, ‘Oh. I guess that’s me.’ And then I jumped in.”  Capuano, who lost his leg when he was struck by a train 11 years ago, shed his prosthetic leg and swam out to the vehicle.  The lifeguard and swim coach at Bayonne’s British Swim School said he arrived at the vehicle just in time.
********He arrived just in time to wave bye-bye!!!
*******We hope he doesn’t get sued!! He won’t have a leg to stand on!!!
TOPIC: Ever save someone’s life???

President Honors Favorite Dog Breed

The president of Turkmenistan honored his favorite breed of dog by erecting a golden canine statue on a pedestal in the country’s capital.  President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, whose affection for the Alabai dog breed previously led him to release a book about the breed, unveiled the golden statue in the center of a roundabout in Ashbagat.  Turkmenistan’s state-run news agency said the statue captures the “dignity and self-assuredness” of the Alabai, which is also known as a central Asian shepherd.  Officially released footage from the unveiling of the statue shows a wraparound screen installed on the monument’s base playing videos of Alabais in action.  The statue was installed as part of an infrastructure initiative in Ashgabat that includes several new high-rise residential buildings and a new shopping center.
*********We’ve got $100 for the first person who correctly pronounces his name!!
*******This guy “Stan” started a lot of countries: Afghanistan, Turkmenistan. Pakistan, Tacostan…
********They must have a lot of time on their hands! When they name their kids, they just keep hitting keys on the keyboard!!

Robo-Wolves Protect Town

A Japanese town is protecting itself from wandering bears with a pair of unusual guardians: motion-detecting robot wolves.  Officials in Takikawa, on the island of Hokkaido, said concern about an increase of bear incursions into residential neighborhoods this year led to their purchasing two Monster Wolves, robotic guard canines created by machinery firm Ohta Seiki in partnership with a local university.  The Monster Wolves, which are made of metal and covered in fake fur to make them appear real to other animals, are outfitted with motion detectors that cause them to activate. The wolves then flash red lights in their eyes, move their heads back and forth and emit a series of howling and screeching noises.  “We want to let the bears know, ‘human settlements aren’t where you live,’ and help with the coexistence of bears and people,” Yuji Ota, head of Ohta Seiki, told Japanese newspaper The Mainichi.  City officials said the wolves have thus far been effective in preventing bears from entering the town. See the video HERE.
********WE KNEW They had robo-wolves!! This proves it!!
*******The Chinese are still better… they’ve got the robo-flies carrying the COVID!! That’s what they landed on Pence’s head!!
********We’ve seen scarier stuff than this on our neighbor’s yard at Halloween!!

Fastest Bottle Of Bourbon

A Maryland distillery and a California aviation company are teaming up to make the “world’s fastest bourbon” by aging the liquor in a Harrier jet traveling at 700 mph.  Scott Sanders, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral and co-owner of Tobacco Barn Distillery, teamed up with Art Nalls, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel and owner of a California aviation company, to devise the idea for the liquor they dubbed 700 MPH Bourbon.  The concept was born when Sanders and Nalls were talking about the former British Royal Navy Sea Harrier jet that Nalls bought and brought to the United States to fly in air shows.  Nalls said Sanders told him how his distillery is aging batches of rum below decks on a decommissioned warship.  The 700 MPH Bourbon begins with a mix of at least 51% corn plus rye that is fermented, distilled and placed in new charred oak barrels to age. The men said the bourbon needs to age for more than three years, and the plan is for the booze to spend at least some of that time flying in the Harrier.  The plan is to sell each bottle of 700 MPH Bourbon for about $145 a bottle, with a portion of the proceeds going to Semper Fi & America’s Fund, a nonprofit wounded and ill service members and their families.
**********Can you get a DUI in a jet??
********They have a cargo plane full of mixers following them!!!







10 Ways to Stretch Your Money When You’re Out of Work

The Penny Hoarder


  1. Set Up a Bare-Bones Budget

Transition to a bare-bones budget that prioritizes only essential spending, like your rent or mortgage, utilities and groceries. Pause or cancel monthly costs that aren’t necessary, like your cable subscription or gym membership.


  1. Reach Out for Help

Don’t dismiss the idea that your lenders and service providers may be able to help you through this tough financial patch. Many credit card companies have hardship programs that can lower your monthly payments or waive fees. You might be able to switch to an income-based repayment plan for your student loans or request a deferment or forbearance. Contact your creditors and bill collectors to see what assistance they can help you with. Just be sure you understand what’s required to catch up on payments.


  1. Take Advantage of No Commute

Not driving to and from work has its benefits. Contact your car insurance company to see if you can lower your premiums now that you’re driving a lot less. Consider renting out your car to bring in extra cash. Getaround is one peer-to-peer car rental platform that pays you to loan your car to strangers.


  1. Opt for a Cheaper Cell Phone Plan

Having a reliable phone is essential when you’re applying for jobs, but that doesn’t mean you have to pay over $100 a month for cell service. You can get a cheap cell phone plan for less than $20. Yeah, seriously.


  1. Be Strategic About Your Grocery Shopping

Plan out your meals and stick to your list to nix impulse shopping at the grocery store. Limit the frequency of your grocery trips to no more than once a week. Center your meals around what’s on sale — and what you already have at home. Shop generic or ask the brands you use to send you coupons. These other shopping tips will help you save money on groceries, too.


  1. Pay for Purchases in Cash

A cash envelope system will keep you from going over your budget. Take only enough cash you can afford to spend when you’re out shopping, and leave the debit and credit cards at home.


  1. Save Your Change

Even though you’ve got to restrict your spending, small treats like buying a cup of coffee or ordering a cheap pizza can be a nice boost during the rut of unemployment. Make a habit of rounding up to the nearest dollar when you make a purchase and putting that change aside. As that money adds up, you’ll be able to afford a small treat, guilt-free.


  1. Entertain Yourself Without Spending Money

Life on a bare-bones budget doesn’t have to mean absolutely no fun. This list of 100 free things to do will give you ideas for when you need a break from applying to jobs all day.


  1. Get Free Goods and Services From Neighbors

When you’re working with a tight budget, anything you can get for free is welcome. Buy Nothing groups, Nextdoor and Craigslist are three platforms where neighbors offer up free items. You could also choose to barter by exchanging something you have (or a service you can provide) for something you need.


  1. Check for Cash That’s Been Left Behind

Your state might be sitting on cash owed to you from forgotten security deposits, uncashed paychecks and unknown life insurance policies. Checking to see if you have unclaimed money can be a quick and easy way to boost your bank account. If you’re out of luck going that route, dig through your wallet to see if you’re holding a balance on old gift cards. Remove your couch cushions to unearth spare change. Every little bit helps.


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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