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Born on this day!! Actor Glynis Johns (“Mary Poppins”) is 97. Singer Arlene Smith of The Chantels is 79. Singer-guitarist Steve Miller is 77. Singer Brian Johnson of AC/DC is 73. Actor Karen Allen is 69. Director Clive Barker is 68. Guitarist David Bryson of Counting Crows is 66. Astrophysicist and “Cosmos” host Neil deGrasse Tyson is 62. Actor Daniel Baldwin (“Homicide: Life on the Streets”) is 60. Guitarist Dave Dederer (Presidents of the United States of America) is 56. Actor Guy Pearce (“Memento,” “L.A. Confidential”) is 53. Actor Josie Bissett (“Melrose Place”) is 50. Singer-actor Heather Headley is 46. Singer Colin Meloy of The Decemberists is 46. Guitarist Brian Mashburn of Save Ferris is 45. Actor Parminder Nagra (“ER,” ″Bend It Like Beckham”) is 45. Actor Scott Weinger (“Full House,” “Aladdin”) is 45. Actor Kate Winslet is 45. Guitarist James Valentine of Maroon 5 is 42. Bassist Paul Thomas of Good Charlotte is 40. Actor Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”) is 37. Singer Brooke Valentine is 35. Actor Joshua Logan Moore (“Desperate Housewives”) is 26.


1877 – Chief Joseph surrendered to the U.S. Army.
1910 – King Manuel II was overnthrown in a revolution and Portugal became a republic.
1921 – The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time.
1947 – In the first televised White House address, President Truman urged Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Sundays to help starving people in other countries.
1953 – Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
1962 – The Beatles released their first hit, “Love Me Do,” in Britain.
1990 – Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center and its director were acquitted of obscenity charges resulting from an exhibit of Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs.
2001 – Barry Bonds broke Mark McGwire’s record of 71 home runs in one season when he hit his 71st and 72nd homers.

Today Is: Blue Shirt Day/World Day of Bullying Prevention, Chic Spy Day, Child Health Day, Dupuytren Disease Awareness Day, Get Funky Day, International Day of No Prostitution, National Consignment Day, Supreme Court Opening Day, The Victims of Marijuana Prohibition Day, World Day of Architecture, World Day of Bullying Prevention, World Habitat Day, World Teachers Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Big Brother  /  9:00 – One Day At A Time  /  9:30 – One Day At A Time  /  10:00 – Manhunt: Deadly Games
NBC – 8:00  – America Ninja Warrior  /  10:00 – Dateline NBC
ABC – 8:00 – Dancing With The Stars  /  10:00 – Emergency Call
FOX – 8:00 –  L.A.’s 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 Fallon: Daniel Craig, Billie Eilish, Finneas
Stephen Colbert: Jon Bon Jovi, Bon Jovi
Seth Meyers: Jessica Chastain, John Slattery
James Corden: Seth MacFarlane, the Jaded Hearts Club
Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
Watch What Happens Live: Capt. Lee Rosbach, Hindrigo “Kiko” Lorran
The Talk: Maren Morris
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Shania Twain, Marie Haycox
Ellen DeGeneres: Adam Sandler
Wendy Williams: Ashlee Glazer
The Real: Macy Gray
Kelly Clarkson: Jenna Bush Hager, Paris Hilton
Tamron Hall: Dog the Bounty Hunter, Clea Shearer & Joanna Teplin, Emily Shaw
Drew Barrymore: Phoebe Robinson, Michelle Collins

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

QUESTION: What do you do when no one wants to travel with you because of the COVID?? This guy decided to go on vacation with a TOTAL STRANGER! It worked!!


QUESTION: Which restaurants deserve a MICHELIN STAR?? Burger King thinks THEY do.. and now they’ve launched a campaign to get one!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Can you say “EWWWWWW?” Sharon Osbourne reveals that Ozzy has a hyper sex drive!! The 70-year-olds get it on a couple of times a week!!!!!!!!! 


QUESTION: Is it TOO EARLY… or RIGHT ON TIME?? Christmas decorations are starting to pop up in homes.. with some parents starting in SEPTEMBER!!! You????


QUESTION: How did the “SNL” premiere go on Saturday night?? Best ratings in four years, as Jim Carrey made Joe Biden look absolutely… ENERGETIC!!!!!!!
Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden during the "First Debate" opening skit on "Saturday Night Live."

Cobra Kai Gets New Season Release

Season 3 of the Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai is set to premiere on Netflix on Jan. 8th.  It was also announced Friday that the Ralph Macchio-William Zabka show has been renewed for a fourth a season.  “HERE-WE-GO! Season 3 premieres January 8, 2021 only on Netflix!! And Season 4 is officially coming!!” Macchio tweeted.  They reprise their iconic roles of Daniel and Johnny in the series about former California high-school martial-arts rivals who clash again as adults in their 50s. The men are now the fathers of teens and the owners of dojos, with completely different parenting and teaching styles.  The Karate Kid was released in 1984.  In July 2019, it was announced that Season 3 of Cobra Kai would take place in Okinawa, Japan, echoing the setting of 1986’s The Karate Kid II, which also starred Macchio as Daniel.  See the Teaser HERE.
*******Does the ghost of Miyagi come back, like Yoda???
*****We’re waiting for the old “catch a fly with chopsticks” trick!!
*****People rave about this show!!! What’s YOUR fave on Netflix??

Rick Moranis Assaulted In NYC

GhostbustersSpaceballs and Parenthood star Rick Moranis is thanking fans for their support after he was assaulted in Manhattan this week.  “Rick Moranis was assaulted on the Upper West Side yesterday. He is fine but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes,” his publicist said in a statement to ET Canada on Friday.  Video cameras captured the Thursday-morning incident, showing a man walking toward Moranis, punching the 67-year-old, Canadian-born actor in the head and knocking him to the ground, CNN reported.  “[Moranis] is doing well. He is strong. He is recovering,” New York Police Detective Kaz Daughtry told reporters Friday, according to the New York Post. “He just wants us to catch the bad guy and all this to go away.”  Moranis suffered pain in his head, back, hip, leg and left side, police said. He stepped out of the spotlight more than two decades ago to care for his sons after his wife died of cancer.
*******At least he was wearing a mask!! Right??
*****It was the “knockout game.” These thugs walk down the street and sucker punch innocent people.
******If only John Candy were still around. He’d go sit on the guy!!
******It WAS a “mostly peaceful” assault, though!!

Harvey Weinstein Gets More Assault Charges

Harvey Weinstein faces six new charges of sexual assault related to multiple incidents more than a decade ago in Los Angeles, prosecutors announced Friday.  Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey amended an existing criminal complaint against Weinstein to add three counts each of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation — all felonies.  The existing criminal complaint accused him a single count each of forcible rape, forcible copulation and one count of sexual penetration by use of force, and two counts of sexual battery by restraint. All told there are five alleged victims from 2004-13.  “I am thankful to the first women who reported these crimes and whose courage have given strength to others to come forward,” Lacey said. “The willingness of these latest victims to testify against a powerful man gives us the additional evidence we need to build a compelling criminal case.”  If convicted on all counts in the Los Angeles case, Weinstein faces up to 140 years in prison. He’s currently serving 23 years prison in New York after being convicted of a criminal sexual act and third-degree rape.
*******MORE charges?? What’s he doing, going for the Guinness Book of Records??
******We’re starting to think that Harvey is not a good guy!!

James Bond Pushed Back Again

The release of the James Bond film “No Time to Die” has once again been delayed.  The new release window is now said to be 2021 due to the increasing toll the coronavirus pandemic has had on the theatrical business.  It was originally supposed to open in April 2020 but was pushed back to Nov. 12 in the U.K. and Nov. 20 in the U.S.  It was one of the first Hollywood films to abandon its release before cinemas in the U.S. shut down in mid-March because of the novel virus.  “MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, today announced the release of NO TIME TO DIE, the 25th film in the James Bond series, will be delayed until 2 April 2021 in order to be seen by a worldwide theatrical audience,” the franchise’s Twitter account announced on Friday.  “We understand the delay will be disappointing to our fans but we now look forward to sharing NO TIME TO DIE next year,” they wrote in a follow-up tweet.
*******You probably don’t want to release a movie right now with “die” in the title!!
*******By the time it comes out, it’ll be called “James Bond: The Senior Years!!”

Prince Philip Upset With Meghan Markle

Prince Philip is “very, very disappointed” by Meghan Markle’s failure to “support the monarchy” as a member of the British royal family.  According to royal biographer Ingrid Seward, Philip gave up his naval career to support Queen Elizabeth II when she ascended the throne in 1952 and was allegedly “irritated” when Meghan didn’t do the same with her career for his grandson Prince Harry.  Seward, the editor in chief of Majesty magazine, has been covering the royals since the ‘80s and has written over 20 books on the subject. On Oct. 20, Seward is releasing a new book on the duke titled “Prince Philip Revealed.”  “I think he’s very, very disappointed because I think he feels he gave up his naval career in order to stand by the Queen and help the monarchy,” Seward explained to Sky News on Wednesday, as reported by U.K.’s DailyMail. “And why can’t Meghan just give up her acting career, support her husband and support the monarchy? As he used to say to [Princess] Diana, this is not a popularity contest, this is all of us working together.”  “He just cannot understand why she couldn’t support Harry and help him rather than wanting to have her voice,” Seward added.  Seward alleged that Philip didn’t want to be a part of the talks about the Sussexes’ future outside of the monarchy, which famously occurred at Sandringham in January.
*******There’s a simple reason: She married the Prince to advance HER career, not his!!
******Harry is the first gelding in the royal family! Sorry.. Charles was the first. He’s the second!!
******Meghan has calendar where she’s “X-ing” off the days until Phillip kicks off!!

Carole Baskin Fine With Don Lewis Commercials

Tiger King” star Carole Baskin supports ex-husband Don Lewis’ family purchasing airtime demanding answers about his disappearance — although she ultimately thinks it’s a lost cause.  Baskin told Tamron Hall on Friday: “If anything could lead us to any kind of conclusion on what happened to Don, then that would be fabulous because my name would be cleared. But I really think that he just crashed a private plane over the Gulf, and I don’t think that offering a reward is going to help prove that.”  Lewis’ family bought the spot during Baskin’s debut on “Dancing With the Stars” last month. Baskin’s “Tiger King” nemesis Joe Exotic has accused her of feeding Lewis to tigers at her Big Cat Rescue when her then-husband disappeared 23 years ago.  Baskin has denied any involvement in his disappearance multiple times and told Hall, “Until we can find out what happened, I have no way to [clear my name], so the only thing I can do is stay focused on what my mission is . . . to end the captivity of big cats and to protect them in the wild.”  See the interview HERE.
********It IS hard to trace someone after they’ve been GROUND UP AND FED TO THE TIGERS!!
******The judges on “Dancing With the “Stars” should watch their backs!!
*******In her defense, “Eye of the Tiger” is a tough song to dance to!!

Meghan and Harry Staying Home For Christmas

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be staying at home in California instead of flying across the pond to visit the rest of the royal family for Christmas, Vanity Fair reported.  Every December, Queen Elizabeth brings her family together to toast the holidays at her Sandringham Estate, the site of the infamous Megxit summit. They missed the party last year, too, opting to bundle up in Canada with Meghan’s mom, Doria, and son Archie.  Officially, they are cancelling the trip because of all the havoc the coronavirus pandemic has played with transatlantic travel. And they’ve told friends they’re just “not ready” to pack their days — even for a short stay — because they’re so happy in their swanky new digs in Santa Barbara.  “At this stage they are really enjoying their new life in California and their new home,” a source told Vanity Fair.
********Instead, they’re inviting everyone in England to come visit THEM!! Here’s their address…
*****Who needs the Queen when you’ve got “Oprah Claus” living next door??
******It’s always the same old thing at the Royal Xmas gathering: Charles buys Camilla new saddle, puts it on her and rides her around the room!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Stars Playing Stars:  Muhammad Ali & Will Smith-(National Enquirer)

“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” didn’t pull any punches when he portrayed the boxing legend in the 2001 knockout biopic “Ali.”  The onetime skinny sitcom star, 52, packed on some serious muscle to convincingly play the three-time heavyweight champ, Olympic gold medalist and activist.  “For nearly two years I worked to transform myself into the man who changed his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali and shook up the world,” will said in 2015.  “I got to study and feel and embody the soul of the man.”

Babies……and More!-(Globe)

High note for “High School Musical’s” Ashley Tisdale, 35, and composer hubby Christopher French, 38-they’re expecting their first stork visit!  The pair wed in 2014.

Taylor Hanson, 37, and wife Natalie are expecting their seventh kid.  The Hanson group musician himself counts six siblings.

Victorious beauty Elizabeth Gillies, 27, wed Michael Corcoran, 47.  Groom’s the composer from the Nickelodeon show she starred on as a teen, with Ariana Grande.

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“It kinds was, like, a car crash.  It was a very awkward interaction.”-Revealing that a famous actor slid into her DMs with a bad “Selling Sunset” pickup line, Chrishell Stause.

“Everything is on Google….I just don’t have any regrets.”-On publicly slamming her former “Sex and the City” costar, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall.

“Somewhere in my soul, I felt like maybe….I’d find myself in nature.  No, I didn’t.  Nope.”-On realizing she was not an outdoors person after a disastrous family RV trip, Jessica Alba.

“I can honestly say this, on my life, I don’t feel lonely.”-Revealing that she hasn’t dated anyone in over five years, Charlize Theron.

From Homeless to Millionaires!-(Star)

Hilary Swank-

The Away star plays a dedicated mom in the Netflix series.  Back in the day, her own mom made plenty of sacrifices to boost her daughter’s career.  The two moved to L.A. when Hilary was a teen, despite a less-than-ideal living arrangement.  “We had a friend who was selling their house,” the 46-year-old recalled.  “And so they said, ‘You know, there’s no furniture, but you can stay there at night.  And then, during the day, you have to leave so we can try and sell it.’”

Romance Report Card-(Life & Style)

Megan Fox-

It was love at first sight for Machine Gun Kelly.  “I didn’t know what that was until me and her made eye contact,” he said of the actress.  “I was like, ‘Whoa.’”


Kristin Cavallari-

When asked about her decision to divorce Jay Cutler, the Hills alum revealed, “It was something that I truly thought about every single day for over two years.”


Baby Boom!-(People)

Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake-

Already parents to son Silas, 5, the actress, 38, and the singer, 39, recently welcomed baby No. 2.  “The baby is cute, of course-it’s Justin and Jessica!” pal Lance Bass says.

Embarrassed Kid of the Week-(In Touch)

Blue Ivy Carter-

“Mom, the voice?  No.”

-shutting down Beyonce as she tells a joke in a silly accent on Instagram.



Woman Still Gets Lottery Winning After It’s Lost In Mail

A Florida woman who was initially denied a $1,000 lottery prize when her ticket was believed to be lost in the mail was finally awarded her winnings by lottery officials.  Sue Burgess of Ridge Manor, Hernando County, won a Second Chance drawing with what was initially a losing ticket July 29, and due to COVID-19 restrictions she was instructed to mail her ticket to Florida Lottery headquarters.  Burgess sent the ticket via certified mail so she could track its trip to Tallahassee, but the tracking system said the ticket was in transit — and it remained that way for weeks.  “I was horrified to find out that the lottery commission had never received my ticket,” Burgess told the New York Post. “After I had to pick myself up off the floor, I learned the ticket was still in transit.”  Lottery officials told her that the prize was being forfeited and given to a second-place winner because the ticket did not arrive at the office with a postmark proving it was mailed within seven days of her being notified that she had won.  Burgess turned to WFLA-TV for help, and lottery officials conducted an additional investigation and discovered the ticket was indeed in their possession. A lottery official told the TV station they did not know why the ticket’s postal tracking information was incorrect or why it took so long to find the ticket.
******And these are the same people who will be running the election!!???
******How do we pick a winner when ballots get lost in the mail??
*****So her second chance turned into a third chance!!!

You Can Be Mayor Of Hell

A resident of Hell, Mich., is offering the chance to be “Mayor of Hell” for one day by renting out a specially outfitted “lair” on Airbnb.  John Colone, the self-proclaimed “mayor” of the town, which has no official mayor, said his “Mayor’s Lair” tiny house will be available for three one-night stays that come with his unofficial title for 24 hours.  “I am the biggest Halloween fan in the world (and the underworld), so I hope that our little slice of paradise can fill fellow Halloween lovers with all of the frightful chills and spooky sensations of the season,” Colone told Airbnb.  “And to our guests and soon-to-be Mayors, I trust you’ll find that there is no place more welcoming than Hell on Earth-we can’t wait to show you a helluva good time!”  The “Mayor’s Lair” includes a queen-sized bed, gothic-style sitting area, fire pit, outdoor movie screen and supply of locally grown pumpkins to carve.
******Too late!! Bill De Blasio beat you to it!!
*******Do you get to hold the official pitchfork??
*****During the summer, the whole town spends weekends out at the Lake of Fire!!

103 Skydiver

A 103-year-old man became the Guinness World Record holder for the oldest tandem skydiver when he jumped out of a plane in Texas.  Alfred “Al” Blaschke, who went skydiving for the first time in 2017 to celebrate his 100th birthday, made good on a promise to return to the skies three years later to celebrate his twin grandsons graduating from college.  Blaschke jumped out of the plane at 14,000 feet while strapped to Don Cameron, a certified tandem jump instructor at Skydive Spaceland San Marcos.  He landed safely on the ground about 5 minutes later.  “Everything went perfect,” Blaschke said. “Skydiving is a very safe sport these days. Statistically, it’s more dangerous to get snacks out of a vending machine.”
*******That’s right!! Because a vending machine can make you hit the ground at 200 miles per hour!!
*******If you’re gonna start risking your life, your 100th birthday seems like a good time to start!!
******When you’re 103, ANYTHING you do is life-threatening!!

Old Books Returned

A British library said someone returned a pair of books — including an early Thomas the Tank Engine book — 48 years after their original due date.  The Basingstoke Discovery Center in Hampshire, England, said the books were mailed to the library along with an apologetic note from a person who checked them out nearly 50 years ago.  The books were The Railway Series No 22: Small Railway Engines, a classic Thomas the Tank Engine book by Rev W Awdry, and Learning With Colour Architecture: The Great Art of Building by Trewin Copplestone.  “We inadvertently took these with us when we moved from Basingstoke in 1972. Please accept my apologies for the late return of these items,” read the note, which was signed “Andy.”  The library said the late fees for the books would total over $10,800 by the current rates, but the facility put a moratorium on late fees in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Fortunately we are just happy to see them again,” the library said.
********We still have a tape from Blockbuster that we rented in 1989!! Thank God they went out of business!!







Happiest States in the U.S.

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Overall Rank
(1 = Happiest)
State Total Score
1 Hawaii 69.58
2 Utah 69.42
3 Minnesota 65.87
4 New Jersey 64.10
5 Maryland 61.78
6 California 61.14
7 North Dakota 60.02
8 Iowa 59.65
9 Idaho 59.58
10 Connecticut 59.23
11 Nebraska 59.06
12 South Dakota 58.53
13 Massachusetts 57.30
14 Virginia 56.27
15 Washington 55.60
16 Vermont 55.59
17 New York 54.86
18 Wisconsin 54.32
19 Nevada 53.67
20 Arizona 53.47
21 New Hampshire 53.36
22 Georgia 52.73
23 Colorado 52.57
24 Delaware 52.25
25 Texas 51.04
26 Rhode Island 50.96
27 Florida 50.58
28 Pennsylvania 50.16
29 Illinois 50.14
30 Maine 50.12
31 Wyoming 49.26
32 North Carolina 49.19
33 Kansas 49.16
34 South Carolina 48.78
35 Ohio 48.37
36 Indiana 47.96
37 Michigan 47.27
38 Montana 47.25
39 New Mexico 47.03
40 Missouri 45.79
41 Oregon 43.67
42 Alaska 40.85
43 Alabama 40.28
44 Mississippi 39.52
45 Tennessee 39.21
46 Kentucky 38.29
47 Louisiana 38.15
48 Oklahoma 37.66
49 Arkansas 36.83
50 West Virginia 30.58


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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