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Born on this day!! Singer Russ Giguere of The Association is 78. Actor Joe Morton is 74. Actor Pam Dawber is 71. Gospel singer Vickie Winans is 68. Actor Jon Lindstrom (“General Hospital”) is 64. Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is 61. Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is 60. Actor Vincent Spano is 59. Bassist Tim Cross (Sponge) is 55. Singer Nonchalant is 54. Actor Joy Bryant (“Parenthood”) is 47. Guitarist Peter Svensson of The Cardigans is 47. Actor Wesley Jonathan is 43. Singer Ne-Yo is 42. Country singer and “American Idol” contestant Josh Gracin is 41. Country musician Jesse Littleton (Marshall Dyllon) is 40. Actor Freida Pinto (“Slumdog Millionaire”) is 37. Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding is 37. Actor Zac Efron (“High School Musical,” ″Hairspray”) is 34. Actor Joy Lauren (“Desperate Housewives”) is 32. Actor Tyler Posey is 30. Actor Toby Regbo (“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”) is 30.


1469 – Ferdinand II of Aragn married Isabella of Castile, uniting Spain and making it a dominant world power.
1685 – Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes.
1767 – The boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania, the Mason-Dixon line, was agreed upon.
1867 – The United States took possession of Alaska from Russia.
1912 – The first Balkan War broke out.
1931 – Inventor Thomas Alva Edison died in West Orange, N.J., at age 84.
1968 – The U.S. Olympic Committee suspended two black athletes for giving a “black power” salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.
2011 – Gilad Shalit, a 25-year-old Israeli soldier, is released after being held for more than five years by Hamas. He is exchanged for 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. Shalit had been held in Gaza since Palestinian militants kidnapped him in 2006.

Today Is: Hard Boiled Guy/Girl Day, International Legging Day, International Necktie Day, Lung Health Day, Mawlid Al Nabi  (at Sundown), Meatloaf Appreciation Day, National Chocolate Cupcake Day, National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day, National Exascale Day, Newspaper Comic Strip Appreciation Day, Rabi’I, World Menopause Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Neighborhood  /  8:30 – Bob Hearts Abishola  /  9:00 – NCIS  /  10:00 – NCIS Hawaii
NBC – 8:00  – The Voice  /  10:00 – Ordinary Joe
ABC – 8:00 – Dancing With The Stars  /  10:00 – The Real Queens Of Hip Hop
FOX – 8:00 –  911  /  9:00 – The Big Leap
CW – 8:00 –  Howie Mandel and Friends  /  9:30 – Whose Line?

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Billie Eilish, Zach Galifianakis (R 10/13/21)
Jimmy Fallon: Jennifer Aniston, Amandla Stenberg, a performance from “Wicked” (R 9/17/21)
Stephen Colbert: Rep. Adam Schiff, Kacey Musgraves
Seth Meyers: Amanda Peet, Paula Pell (R 9/9/21)
James Corden: Dave Grohl, Kate Beckinsale, Coldplay featuring Selena Gomez
Watch What Happens Live: “Below Deck Mediterranean” Reunion Show
The Talk: Meredith Vieira
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jamie Foxx, Hilarie Burton, Joanne Molinaro
Ellen DeGeneres: David Duchovny, Liza Koshy, Peter Rosalita
Wendy Williams: Devyn Simone, Bevy Smith, Elizabeth Wagmeister, Michael Yo, Melissa Garcia
The Real: Simone Biles, Jordan Chiles
Tamron Hall: Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Shalita Grant, Jason Scott Lee
Drew Barrymore: Scott Speedman, Elaine Welteroth, Shangela

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

QUESTION: Did someone just DIE trying to win AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: EXTREME?? His stunt didn’t go off as planned.. and he was CRUSHED by two cars!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Is our country DIVIDED??? (duh) Is the media NOT HELPING, by emphasizing petty differences and keeping score? (double duh) Jon Stewart explains!!!


QUESTION: Thinking of buying someone a COLLECTIBLE for Christmas?? How about MICHEAL JACKSON’S PASSPORT APPLICATION? Bidding starts at $75k!!!


QUESTION: What IS “Hair Botox,” and do YOU need it?? IT does the same thing that Botox does for your skin, but… there’s absolutely no Botox in it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Would YOU have Botox for your hair?

QUESTION: Thinking about going to HOOTERS because of their new, skimpy, panty bottom uniforms?? Forget it!! The waitresses REBELLED, and the company caved!!

Ryan Reynolds Taking A Break

Actor Ryan Reynolds announced on social media this weekend that he plans to take a break now that he has finished filming the holiday-themed movie musical, Spirited, for Apple TV+.  “That’s a wrap for me on Spirited. Not sure I’d have been ready to say yes to a film this challenging even three years ago,” Reynolds wrote in a post Saturday.  “Singing, dancing and playing in the sandbox with Will Ferrell made a whole lotta dreams come true. And this is my second film with the great Octavia Spencer…Perfect time for a little sabbatical from movie making. I’m gonna miss every second working with this obscenely gifted group of creators and artists. These days, kindness matters as much as talent. I’ve been lucky to work with folks who are flush with both.”  He has been married to actress Blake Lively since 2012 and they have three children.
********If we were married to Blake Lively, we’d never leave the house!!
******We’re really gonna miss him. So… who’s the NEXT big superstar??
******He’ll “take a break…” until he goes somewhere and the valet doesn’t recognize him!! Then he’ll get paranoid!!

Sean Penn Divorcing After One Year

Sean Penn and Australian actress Leila George are divorcing after one year of marriage, according to court documents filed in Los Angeles.  TMZ and reported George made the move to officially end the union Friday.  Penn, 61, began dating George, the 29-year-old daughter of Vincent D’Onofrio, in 2016.  They exchanged wedding vows during a small ceremony at their home during the coronavirus pandemic.  Before that, Penn was married to actress Robin Wright 1996 to 2010 and pop music star Madonna 1985 to 1989.
*****Sean Penn’s getting a divorce?? Who’s the lucky girl??

Katey Sagal Hit By Car

Katey Sagal is recovering from injuries she sustained when she was hit by a car while walking in Los Angeles.  She was at a crosswalk Friday morning when she was hit by a Tesla making a left turn.  The driver stopped to help her until she was transported to a hospital by ambulance.  “She is going to be fine, and able to go home today,” a source told Friday.  Her representative also told Deadline she is expected to make a full recovery.  The nature of her injuries have not been disclosed.  No citations and or arrests were made, and no drugs or alcohol are believed to have been involved.  Kurt Sutter, Sagal’s husband and Sons of Anarchy collaborator, joked about the incident on Twitter Friday.  “She’s the only one bringing in money right now… so I’ll be picking her up from the hospital later, taking her to that Dancing With the Stars audition. #fingerscrossed @ Montana Avenue – Santa Monica, CA,” Sutter tweeted.  In another post, he wrote: “Must have been a slow news day at TMZ. Police told us it was [TMZ founder] Harvey Levin driving the Tesla.”
*****This being L.A., the first thing people wanna know: “Is the car OK??”
*****Second thing they wanna know: “Is there an opening???”
*******They gotta put beepers on those Teslas!! They sneak up on you!!

William Shatner and George Takei Exchange Insults

William Shatner had a response to his “Star Trek co-star George Takei, who mocked his body shape amid his historic flight to space,  Taking to Twitter on Friday night, Shatner accused Takei of only becoming relevant when he name-checks him.  “Don’t hate George. The only time he gets press is when he talks bad about me,” Shatner’s tweet reads.  It continues: “He claims 50+ years ago I took away a camera angle that denied him 30 more seconds of prime time TV. I’m giving it back to him now by letting him spew his hatred for the world to see! Bill the [pig emoji].”  The latest development took place this week when Takei mocked Shatner’s fitness amid his flight on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin.  “He’s boldly going where other people have gone before,” Takei said to Page Six when asked about Shatner making history as the oldest person to ever go to space.  “He’s a guinea pig, 90 years old and it’s important to find out what happens,” Takei added while at the opening of “Thoughts of a Colored Man” on Wednesday night.   “So 90 years old is going to show a great deal more on the wear and tear on the human body, so he’ll be a good specimen to study. Although he’s not the fittest specimen of 90 years old, so he’ll be a specimen that’s unfit!”   The actors have famously feuded for years in the public arena. Takei has accused Shatner of ignoring him on set as well as changing up the script for “Star Trek V” so that Takei’s character would not receive command of a spaceship.  Takei has also slammed him as “very self-centered.”   Shatner has taken shots at Takei too. He once claimed there’s something Takei is “festering, and it makes him unhappy that he takes it out on me.” He called Takei’s public lambasting of him “sad.”
*******William Shatner?? Self-centered?? Nahhhh!!
******George had to watch… he loved the shape of the rocket!!!
*****Maybe he’ll do another interminable interview with Howard Stern!!!

Skinnier Tom Cruise Emerges

Tom Cruise was spotted for the first time since photos of him at a baseball game sparked speculation he had undergone cosmetic surgery.  He touched down in Los Angeles on Wednesday after piloting his own plane. He then left the tarmac on a red motorcycle while wearing a leather jacket.  He was seen exiting the plane with a smile as he sported an unusually yet less noticeably puffy profile.  He was dressed in a black sweater and donned a black baseball cap, perhaps to shield onlookers from catching a glimpse of his fluffed-up features.  Last weekend, Cruise looked unrecognizable while attending a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. He was joined by his 26-year-old son, Connor, whom he shares with ex-wife Nicole Kidman.  Pics of the star went viral, with some surmising that he had undergone plastic surgery.
******Come on!! Hollywood professionals quickly narrowed it down to 1) injectables, or 2) prednisone (steroids) for pain!!!
****And he was NOT unrecognizable!! He looked like a fat Tom Cruise!!

Mick Jagger Hits Back At Paul McCartney

Mick Jagger has fired back at Paul McCartney’s recent belittling comments about The Rolling Stones.  He recently slammed the Stones as a “blues cover band” in an interview with The New Yorker.  The Stones played at the LA’s SoFi Stadium on Thursday, where he called out the plethora of celebrities that were at his concert, including A-listers like Megan Fox, Lady Gaga and Leonardo DiCaprio.  Then Jagger added, “Paul McCartney is here. He’s gonna join us in the blues cover band.”  In his New Yorker interview, McCartney also added, “I think our net was cast a bit wider than [the Stones.’”  Thursday’s concert also wasn’t the first time Jagger has responded to McCartney’s words. On Zane Lowe’s Apple Music show, Jagger congenially called McCartney a “sweetheart” and said that “there’s obviously no competition” between the two music groups.  “The big difference, though, is, and sort of slightly seriously, is that the Rolling Stones is a big concert band in other decades and other areas when the Beatles never even did an arena tour, or Madison Square Garden with a decent sound system,” Jagger explained. “They broke up before that business started, the touring business for real. “They broke up before the touring business started for real … They [The Beatles] did that [Shea] stadium gig [in 1965]. But the Stones went on,” he continued. “We started stadium gigs in the 1970s and are still doing them now.”
****Yeah, the Stones have to tour, while Paul just sits back and gets that “mailbox money!!”
*******The amazing thing? We’re STILL TALKING about both of these groups!!
*****50 years from now, people are gonna be saying, “Maroon WHO??”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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It’s-a-Mess, Mario!-(National Enquirer)

Fans boo Chris in Italian role.  All-American Chris Pratt is under fire from furious Italians for landing the plum lead role in the new “Super Mario Bros.” animated movie!  The backlash has thrown a monkey wrench into Pratt’s plans to play the beloved video game character-a Brooklyn plumber who battles dinosaur descendants!  Despite the furor, British actor Bob Hoskins played Mario in a 1993 film adaptation.  The new cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black and Keegan-Michael Key.

Bizarre But True!-(Globe)

To get a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, a celebrity or their pals have to pay $40,000!  Living stars must agree to attend the unveiling ceremony-dead stars can’t be honored until they’re gone for five years.

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“I had [songs] with Pharrell [Williams]….but I didn’t have the voice!  I just had access to producers because I was a supermodel at the time.”-On her failed singing career, Tyra Banks.

“What kind of possible reunion can you have with people 30 years older?  It’s only going to be embarrassing.”-On why she has no desire to do an ER reboot or reunion, Julianna Margulies.

“We were just assigned it at the hospital.  I think the hospitals now are so overwhelmed, that when a baby comes out they’re just like, ‘Oh that’s Frank, now go.’”-Joking about how he and Scarlett Johansson came up with their son Cosmo’s name, Colin Jost.

Pumpkin Match-(Star)

Anaheim, Calif., Sept. 25

“Nobody does Halloween Time as magically as Disneyland,” said Jonathan Scott as he and Zooey Deschanel posed with a giant jack-o-lantern.

A Killer Role-(Life & Style)

New Orleans, Oct. 4

She famously gained 30 pounds, twice, to play Bridget Jones.  But for her part as convicted murderer Pam Hupp in NBC’s The Thing About Pam, Renee Zellweger is getting help from the wardrobe department instead.  Though the use of fat suits has stirred controversy in recent years, with actresses like Sarah Paulson and Gwyneth Paltrow apologizing for wearing them, Renee’s opted for one rather than the 4,00-calorie-a-day diet she followed in the past-presumably for health reasons.  “I had a panic attack with all the specialists talking about how bad this is for you, long-term, putting on that much weight in short periods of time,” she’s said.

Paris Hilton & Carter Reum:  Ready To Wed-(People)

The reality star and the entrepreneur, both 40, celebrated their upcoming nuptials with a joint bachelorette-bachelor bash.  On Oct. 8 the pair, who got engaged in February, and a close group of friends jetted off to Las Vegas, where they went clubbing-and zip-lining!

Sarcasm of the Week-(In Touch)

Owen Wilson

“I’ve probably been guilty at times of coasting a little.  But when Daniel Day-Lewis retired and all that pressure landed on my shoulders, everything changed.  That’s when I knew I had to do Cars 3.

-on being criticized for getting by on his charm alone.



Testicle Bath Anyone?

A German inventor’s unique ultrasound “testicle bath” birth control device for men took the top prize at the country’s James Dyson Awards.  Rebecca Weiss, an industrial design graduate from the University of Munich and inventor of the COSO male birth control device, was named Germany’s winner of the James Dyson Award, which “celebrates, encourages and inspires the designers of new problem-solving ideas.”  The COSO uses an ultrasound “testicle bath” to temporary stop sperm mobility. The device only needs to be used every few months to keep the sperm inert and prevent eggs from being fertilized during sex.  Weiss said the inspiration for the device came after she was diagnosed with precursor cervical cancer, which has been tied to oral contraceptive pills.  “When my partner and I were looking for an alternative method, we became aware of the lack of male contraceptives,” Weiss told Dyson Award officials.  “This problem is not unique to me personally. It affects many others as well as is made evident in the current growing public discussion about the lack of contraceptive alternatives.”  The inventor said she is hoping the Dyson Award will help her obtain funding to put the COSO through clinical trials.
*****Sperm counts are low enough!! We don’t need to make ’em lower!!
*******Bet she had fun perfecting that “testicle bath!!!” In fact, she had a ball!!
********Will this start popping up on “dating apps??” Like, “I’ll take a testicle bath before we go out!!”???

Couple Floats Dream Home To New Location

A Newfoundland, Canada, couple faced with the problem of moving their dream home from its former location to their property ended up taking the direct route — through more than half a mile of water.  Daniele Penney said she and her boyfriend, Kirk Lovell, discovered the house that Penney had long admired on the shore of the Bay of Islands inlet was going to be torn down, so they received permission from the property owners to move the structure to their own coastal property in McIvers.  The couple determined moving the house by land would be too difficult, as there were too many obstacles in the way, so they hatched a plan to float the house a little over half a mile through the Bay of Islands to its new location.  Barrels were installed under the house and it was tied to a metal frame loaded with old tires to keep it upright in the water.  Aerial footage of the move show the house being pushed through the inlet by a series of small boats.  Penney said one corner of the house dipped into the water up to a second-story window at one point during transport, and the engine of Lovell’s boat died, but members of the community used their own boats to rush to the assistance of the movers and ensure the house made it to its new location.  See the video HERE.
**********They had to “float a loan” to make it happen!!
*****The people IN the house were a little shocked!!
*****They could have left it in the water, and made it a houseboat!!

Florida Man Is A Hero Once Again

A Florida man who went viral for using a trash can to catch an alligator shared video of his latest animal encounter when a large snake invaded his home.  Eugene Bozzi, who uses the alias Abdul Gene Malik online, posted a video to Instagram showing him carrying a long snake at arm’s length outside his Mount Dora home.  Bozzi said the snake had found its way inside his home, and he returned it to its habitat outside.  Bozzi previously made headlines when a video went viral showing him using a trash can to catch an alligator wandering through his neighborhood.  See the video HERE.
*******This guy is a wildlife magnet!!!
TOPIC: when wildlife invaded my house!!

Farmer Finds 5 Legged Lamb

An Australian wool farmer said a lamb from his family’s flock will now become a family pet because of an unusual feature: an extra leg growing out of its head.  Sam Kuerschner, of Orroroo, South Australia, said he was taking a break from shearing about three weeks ago when his father noticed something unusual about one of the lambs in the pen.  “He had a bit of a second glance and said, ‘That sheep’s got five legs’. We all sort of stood up and had a bit of a look and sure enough it did,” Kuerschner told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.  He said the extra leg was made all the more unusual by the fact that it’s coming out of the back of the animal’s head.  “It’s a fully formed leg. There’s bone and joints and it’s even got a sort of hoof on the end of it, and seems to be attached to the sheep just through skin or flesh, rather than a bone joint,” he said.  See the video HERE.
********See? Evolution!! Now that sheep can walk upside down!!
******He’s a foot ahead of everyone else!!
******How does he feel?? “Baaad!!!”






10 Tips to Save Money on Food While Traveling

The Penny Hoarder


  1. Pack Snacks

Bring snacks from home so you don’t have to buy overpriced airport fare or get stuck paying convenience store prices for munchies on a road trip. Trail mix, granola, crackers and apples are all good for traveling.

  1. Bring a Water Bottle

No one wants to pay $5 for a 16 oz. bottle of water. But tourist spots capitalize on you not having other options to quench your thirst. Take an empty water bottle with you and fill it up at a water fountain, a fast-food joint or straight from the tap. You may even come across filtered water fill-up stations. A reusable filtered water bottle is a good investment if you don’t have access to filtered water.

  1. Go Grocery Shopping

If you’re staying somewhere that has access to a kitchen, go grocery shopping and cook instead of eating out for every meal. Or if you’re driving to your destination, bring non-perishable groceries from home or pack up a cooler with ice for things that have to stay cold.

Even if you don’t have a full kitchen, there’s a lot you can do with a mini fridge and microwave. Cereal, oatmeal, muffins, fruit and yogurt make for easy breakfast options. You can whip up sandwiches for lunch for a fraction of the cost of having one made at a deli. While you’re grocery shopping, don’t forget to stock up on snacks.

  1. Choose Lunch Over Dinner

If you’re dying to sample the food at a high-profile restaurant, go for lunch when the prices are often cheaper. Once you’ve had your nice meal of the day, choose a cheaper option for dinner, such as a quick-service restaurant or sandwiches at your hotel room.

  1. Find Discounts

Sites like Groupon and LivingSocial offer deals on dining — in addition to discounts on entertainment, shopping and more. Travel brochures or restaurant guides in your hotel lobby or visitors center may include coupons for eating out, too. You can buy discounted restaurant gift cards on sites like or

  1. Order Appetizers as a Meal

Appetizers generally cost less than a full meal but can be just as filling. Check the menu prices. You may find you can order a side dish or house salad along with your appetizer and still spend less than you would on an entree.

  1. Order Water

When dining out, choose water instead of soda, alcohol or other pricy drinks to cut the cost of your dining bill. Filling up on water before and during your meal can make you less likely to order a pricy dessert. Or you might be too full to finish your meal and wind up with leftovers to eat later. Besides, it’s easy to get dehydrated while traveling, especially if you’re doing lots of outdoor activities. Use mealtime as an opportunity to hydrate.

  1. Take Advantage of Happy Hour Specials

Plan your dining to fall within happy hour to save money on food and drinks. Some establishments offer happy hour early in the evening while others gear their specials to late-night patrons. Others have deals only on certain days of the week. Check individual restaurants for details.

  1. Research Dining Options in Advance

While planning your trip, check out the restaurants, bars and other eateries near where you’ll stay and the places you’ll visit. Look at menu prices to see if the offerings fall within your budget. Sites like Yelp can help you filter out spots that are too expensive and steer you to the best spots in unfamiliar cities.

  1. Embrace Free Food and Drinks

Enjoy the free cookies, coffee and continental breakfast at your hotel. Drink all the free samples on winery or brewery tours. If old friends or relatives live near your travel destination, take them up on their offer to come over for dinner. Free food is the best for budget travelers.


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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