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Born on this day!! Actor George Hamilton is 82. Actor Jennifer Warren is 80. Singer-guitarist Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits is 72. Actor Jim Beaver (“Supernatural”) is 71. Singer Kid Creole is 71. Actor Sam J. Jones (“Flash Gordon”) is 67. Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny is 67. Actor Bruce Greenwood (2009′s “Star Trek,” ″Thirteen Days”) is 65. Country singer Danny Shirley of Confederate Railroad is 65. Guitarist Roy Hay of Culture Club is 60. Rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot is 58. Actor Peter Krause (“Parenthood,” ″Six Feet Under,” ″Sports Night”) is 56. Actor Brent Sexton (“The Killing,” ″Deadwood”) is 54. Actor Michael Ian Black (“Ed”) is 50. Actor Yvette Nicole Brown (new “The Odd Couple,” ″Community”) is 50. Actor Rebecca Gayheart is 50. Actor Casey Affleck is 46. Actor Maggie Lawson (“Psych”) is 41. Actor Dominique Swain (“Lolita,” “Face/Off”) is 41. Actor Leah Pipes (“The Originals”) is 33. Actor Lakeith Stanfield (“Atlanta”) is 30. Actor Cara Delevingne (“Paper Towns”) is 29. Actor Imani Hakim (“Everybody Hates Chris”) is 28.


1624 – Cardinal Richelieu was named chief minister of France by king Louis XIII.
1851 – Issac Singer patented the sewing machine.
1865 – British surgeon Joseph Lister became the first doctor to use an antiseptic during surgery.
1898 – A peace protocol ending the Spanish-American War was signed.
1972 – The last American combat troops left Vietnam.
1985 – In the world’s worst single-aircraft disaster, a Japan Air Lines 747 crashed into Mount Osutaka, killing 520 of the 524 aboard.
1998 – Swiss banks agreed to pay $1.25 billion to settle lawsuits brought by Holocaust survivors and their heirs. The banks had kept millions of dollars deposited by Holocaust victims before and during World War II.
2000 – The Russian military submarine, Kursk, and its crew were lost in the Barents Sea.
2004 – N.J. governor James McGreevey announced his resignation.
2013 – Notorious Boston gangster James (Whitey) Bulger was found guilty of 31 of the 32 charges he faced, including murder, extortion, money laundering, drug dealing and possession of weapons.

Today Is: IBM PC Day, International Youth Day, Milkman Day, Home Sewing Machine Day, Vinyl Record Day, World Elephant Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Big Brother  /  9:00 – Love Island  /  10:00 – Bull
NBC – 8:00 – Brooklyn Nine Nine  /  8:30 – Brooklyn Nine Nine  /  9:00 – Making It  /  10:00 – Law and Order: Organized Crime
ABC – 8:00 –  Holey Moley  /  9:00 – When Nature Calls  /  10:00 – The Hustler
FOX – 8:00 – MLB Field Of Dreams Game
CW – 8:00 – Walker  /  9:00 – The Outpost

TV Talk Shows

James Corden: Andrew Rannells, All Time Low (R 5/25/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Marlon Wayans, Joel Kinnaman
The Talk: Paul Reiser, Renée Felice Smith, guest co-host Justin Baldoni (R 6/1/21)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Susan Kelechi Watson, Anthony Scotto, Billy Ray Cyrus & FIREROSE, guest co-host Sebastian Maniscalo
Ellen DeGeneres: Jennifer Garner, Maren Morris (R 3/11/21)
Wendy Williams: Eboni K. Williams (R 4/29/21)
The Real: Lisa Ling, José Antonio Vargas, Amber Stevens West, Tosin Morohunfola (R 5/13/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Emilio Estevez, Arica Himmel, Karen Akunowicz (R 4/12/21)
Drew Barrymore: Liza Koshy, Lindsey Vonn, David Sedaris (R 11/19/20)

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

QUESTION: If J Lo and Ben BUY A HOUSE TOGETHER, how should they work it?? Josh Altman of “Million Dollar Listing” gives his BEST ADVICE!! “Split it down the middle!!”


QUESTION: Got some old IKEA stuff gathering dust?? They’ve just put out a REPURPOSING GUIDE, showing how to turn old furniture into useful new items!!!! Go for it!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Is revenge a dish that is best served COLD?? Not for most people!!! Survey says that most of us prefer revenge to be quick, hot and very nasty!! How ’bout YOU?


QUESTION: Ever send someone flowers with a CRAZY MESSAGE? These people did, and their florists are revealing the craziest, funniest things they’ve ever written on a card!

QUESTION: What would YOU do??? These guys are flying a plane, when JAY LENO pops up in front of the cockpit, in MID-FLIGHT!! It’s like he’s TOM CRUISE or somethin’!
High flying: Jay Leno, 71, shocked his fans in new video of him sticking his torso out of the nose of a plane flying at 147 mph and putting on a comedy routine for the pilots

2 Hosts For Jeopardy??

A new era of “Jeopardy!” is on the horizon, with executive producer Mike Richards and actress Mayim Bialik reportedly both set to host the long-running game show.  Richards is slated to become the permanent host of the syndicated “Jeopardy!” broadcasts, while Bialik will lead special editions of the show, The Daily Beast reported Wednesday. Producers of the show have not made any announcement.  Guest hosts have been filling in during the months since longtime “Jeopardy!” star Alex Trebek’s death last November.  Under the new set up, Bialik would host spin-off editions and primetime “Jeopardy!” broadcasts.  She is a four-time Emmy nominee for her portrayal of Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory.” She also stars on the sitcom “Call Me Cat.”  “Jeopardy!” has not previously employed multiple permanent hosts at the same time.  Earlier this week, Richards addressed a recent report that he is considered the favorite to take over permanent hosting duties in a memo to “Jeopardy!” staff.  “It is true that I was asked if I would consider hosting the show,” Richards wrote, according to Entertainment Weekly. “I was humbled and deeply honored. No final decisions have been made and discussions with me and other potential hosts are still ongoing.”
******This sounds like when the company says, “You’ve got the job, but we still have to post it so it looks like we’re considering other people!!”
*******They wanted Mike… and someone smart!!
******One thing’s for sure: it wasn’t a beauty contest!! 

Idris Elba Cast In Sonic Sequel

Idris Elba has announced that he will be voicing Knuckles in upcoming sequel, Sonic the Hedgehog 2.  “Knock, knock….,” Elba said on Twitter alongside an image of Knuckles’ signature spiked fist.  “This should punch things up,” the official Twitter account for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie series said in response.  Knuckles is a red echidna who is known for using his fists. The character made his first appearance in 1994’s Sonic the Hedgehog 3 for the Sega Genesis, becoming a franchise mainstay ever since.  Sonic the Hedgehog 2 hits theaters on April 8, 2022.  Ben Schwartz voices Sonic with Jim Carrey as the villainous Dr. Robotnik. James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Natasha Rothwell and Lee Majdoub also starred in the first film, which hit theaters in February 2020.
********Well, if you can’t be James Bond, you can at least play “Knuckles!!!”

JLo and Ben Estate Hunting

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck toured a large estate on Tuesday in the famed Beverly Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles and at an asking price touching $85 million, the purchase may just be a joint venture.  The mansion located on a dead-end street spans some 38,000 square feet and features 12 bedrooms and 24 bathrooms while an indoor sports complex comes complete with a boxing ring, basketball court and swimming pool, just to name a few amenities.  Video footage of the motorcade shows an extended-length Range Rover entering the premises while Affleck and Lopez follow behind in a Mercedes S-Class sedan.  According to TMZ, after touring the property, the couple hopped over the hill to the San Fernando Valley where they walked another resort-style residence in Toluca Lake once owned by Bob Hope.
********Maybe they can find a “fake estate” for their “fake romance!!!”
*******Why does she need 38,000 square feet?? Is she bringing in all her ex-husbands, ex-boyfriends and children??
*****If they didn’t want you to know they’re house-hunting, you wouldn’t know!!!!
*******Ben’s only requirement: a mother-in-law apartment for Matt Damon!!

Cardi B Grossed Out By Celebrity Hygiene

Rapper Cardi B doesn’t quite understand why so many celebrities have shared that they don’t bathe regularly, tweeting her confusion over the admissions. “Wassup with people saying they don’t shower? It’s giving itchy,” she tweeted after several stars admitted that daily showers just aren’t necessary in their household.  Jake Gyllenhaal is the latest to admit he doesn’t find bathing regularly “necessary.”  “More and more I find bathing to be less necessary, at times,” Gyllenhaal told Vanity Fair last week while promoting Prada’s Luna Rossa Ocean fragrance.  Not all celebs are skipping the soap and water, however, as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson waded into the discourse, insisting he showers multiple times a day.
******How gross do you have to be… if you’re grossing out Cardi B???
*******Of course when you have a WAP, you DO have to wash more frequently!!!
TOPIC: Ever run into a smelly celebrity???
TOPIC: Have you ever had to tell someone at work to work on their hygiene???

Are Ross and Rachel Dating??

After news broke on Tuesday that the “Friends” stars Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer were romantically linked in real life, Schwimmer’s rep denied the claims.  The rep says “there are no truths to the rumors of a romance.” The rumors started after Aniston and Schwimmer reunited for the highly-anticipated “Friends” reunion special back in May. The co-stars, who played Rachel Green and Ross Geller, respectively, were a beloved on-screen couple but never took their romance into real life.   They did admit during the HBO Max special that they had crushes on each other while filming the show.  Schwimmer said he “had a major crush on Jen” while Aniston told host James Corden “it was reciprocated” during the show’s run from 1994 to 2004.  “We were both crushing hard on each other, but it was like two ships passing,” Schwimmer added of his attraction to Aniston. “One of us was always in a relationship and we never crossed that boundary.”  Aniston added, “I remember saying one time to David, ‘It’s going to be such a bummer if the first time you and I actually kiss is on national television. And sure enough, it was… We just channeled all of our adoration and love for each other into Ross and Rachel.”
*****Can’t you see what’s happening?? She’s trying to make Brad Pitt JEALOUS!!
*****Last night, he was banging on her door, screaming: “Is Schwimmer in there????”
******This episode is called “The One Where They Do It!!!”

Instagram Sorry For Banning Penelope Cruz’s Nipple

Instagram has apologized for removing the official poster for Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar’s new film from the social network because it showed a female nipple, after the poster’s designer complained of censorship.  Instagram’s parent company Facebook says that several images of the poster for “Madres Paralelas,” which shows a lactating nipple, were removed “for breaking our rules against nudity” after they were uploaded on Monday.  “We do, however, make exceptions to allow nudity in certain circumstances, which includes when there’s clear artistic context. We’ve therefore restored posts sharing the Almodóvar movie poster to Instagram, and we’re really sorry for any confusion caused,” the company said in an emailed statement.  “Madres Paralelas,” starring Penélope Cruz, will open the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 1st.
********They WILL show nipple, as long as it’s not Republican nipple!!!
******They’re very hypocritical, because when Joe Biden wanted to show his nipples, they had no problem!!
****By the way, research shows that people hear the word “nipple” on the air, they turn the radio up!! (true)


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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“Glee”-ful Wedding For Jenna & David-(National Enquirer)

“Glee” star Jenna Ushkowitz, 35, is making sweet music with new hubby David Stanley!  The singer and actress, who played Tina Cohen-Chang on the FOX show, exchanged vows with the nonprofit businessman at an outdoor ceremony in L.A.  The pair recently celebrated their third year as a couple after meeting on a dating app.

Cruise’s Big-Screen Bride Doubles Down-(Globe)

It’s double trouble for Tom Cruise’s “Mission:  Impossible” wife, Michelle Monaghan, now cruising as identical twins in “Echos,” an upcoming Netflix limited series.  In the seven-episode psychological mystery, the brunette beauty plays look-alike sisters sharing a dangerously dark secret:  They’d been swapping lives since they were kids, resulting in living a double life as adults!  But their crazily choreographed world-sharing two homes, two husbands and even a child-goes topsy-turvy when one scheming sis goes missing.

Chrishell & Jason:  Office Romance-(Us Weekly)

Mixing business and pleasure!  Selling Sunset’s Chrishell Stause, 40, is officially dating her boss, Jason Oppenheim.  The reality show costars made their union public on Instagram during a recent trip to Italy.  “Chrishell and I became close friends and it has developed into an amazing relationship,” Oppenheim, 44, says.  “I care about her deeply and we’re very happy together.”

Beckhams:  Back From the Brink-(Star)

And they said it wouldn’t last!  Victoria and David Beckham celebrated 22 years of marriage July 4.  “I love you David,” the 47-year-old Spice Girl-turned-designer posted alongside a sweet through-the-years clip of their romance.  Still, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for the powerhouse couple, thanks to infidelity rumors that have dogged the sexy soccer great, 46.  “There were plenty of times over the past two decades when Victoria could have walked out,” a source says.  “Even though David has repeatedly denied cheating, women accused him of being unfaithful.”  As they head toward their silver anniversary, says the source, “David loves Victoria more than ever-and he’s grateful she’s always been on his side.”

Another Celeb Neighbor From Hell:  Jennifer Garner-(Life & Style)

After divorcing Ben Affleck, the 49-year-old bought property in Brentwood, knocked down the existing house and set about building her dream home.  But two years later, it’s turned into a nightmare!  “It’s ridiculous!” huffs an insider.  “There are people, cars and trucks coming in and out of the lot around the clock, and the banging is loud.  Young kids won’t go down for their day naps because of the noise!”  And it isn’t just the noise that’s offending the neighbors-Jen’s endless reno is actually polluting the air!  “There’s an ugly green temporary fence that is supposed to stop the dust and debris from blowing onto the road, but on a windy day, you can still see it,” the insider says.  “The smog in LA is bad enough without Jen’s dust!”

One Last thing:  Matt Damon-(People)

The Oscar winner, 50, stars in the new drama Stillwater.

Last time I felt like a kid-

Everytime I go surf.  I’m terrible.  I started when I was in my late 30s, so I really am at a disadvantage.  I have no muscle memory.

Last time I danced-

My dancing tends to get shut down pretty quickly by my kids [Alexia, 22, Isabella, 15, Gia, 12, and Stella, 10].  I dance whenever there’s music on, but I haven’t made it through a song in quite some time because they are so mortified.

Last thing I took from a set-

Ridley [Scott] gave me one of my space suits from The Martian.  He had it mounted, and I immediately took it off the stand and put it on.  Everybody’s taken a picture in that thing.

Loser of the Week-(In Touch)

Scott Disick

The reality star reportedly bails on a personal appearance at a small restaurant in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., after asking them to provide a private jet.



Missing Dog Turns Up Miles Away

A Connecticut dog fled from her owners’ parents’ house and turned up 2 miles away — at the housing facility where her owner works.  Joann Hourigan, executive director of the Deep River Housing Authority, said the dog, Indy, is well known by residents and workers at Kirtland Commons, the Deep River elderly/disabled housing facility where her owner works, so they quickly recognized the canine who showed up at the door Sunday.  Hourigan contacted Indy’s owner, who revealed the dog had been left with her parents in Chester for the weekend while she attended a wedding in Virginia.  “On Sunday morning [the owner’s] dad took Indy out, but forgot the leash, and went in to get it as they were going to go for a walk. He left Indy on the deck,” Hourigan told WFSB-TV. “Minutes later, he returned to find her gone.”  Hourigan said Indy showed up at Kirtland Commons about 15 minutes later. The housing authority shared security camera footage of Indy’s arrival on Facebook.
********She followed the scent!!!!
TOPIC: Has your dog ever traveled miles to find you???

Calling All Kyles

The City of Kyle, Texas, is calling on people who share the municipality’s name to gather at an annual festival to set a Guinness World Record.  The city said in a Facebook post that it is trying to gather as many Kyles as possible to set a Guinness record at its annual Kyle Pie in the Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival Sept. 3-5.  “The City of Kyle is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for gathering the most Kyles — spelled that way — in one place at the annual Kyle Pie in the Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival on Labor Day weekend at Lake Kyle,” the post said.  The city said all Kyles participating in the record will receive free weekend passes to the festival, as well as a free T-shirt. See the post HERE.
*******They’ve got Kyles for miles!!!
********Kylie Minogue showed up, but she was denied for having an “extra letter!!”
TOPIC: Is there a city in the U.S. named after YOU??

Record For Running On All Fours

A Canadian woman unofficially set a Guinness World Record when she completed a 100-meter run in 22.99 seconds — while running on all fours.  Julie McCann, 38, of Vernon, British Columbia, ran on her hands and feet at the Greater Vernon Athletics Park on Monday and finished well under the 25-second goal mandated by Guinness World Records.  McCann, who has been running on all fours since she was 3 years old, said she was inspired to pick up her hobby again and attempt to set the world record in the women’s category after reading about Kenichi Ito of Japan, who set the men’s version of the record at 15.71 seconds in November 2015.  “I just gave birth to my third child, my little girl, and I thought this would give me the motivation to get into being active again. More than anything else, I want to prove to myself that I can do it. I could do it in my 20s but could I still do it in my 30s?” McCann told the Vernon Morning Star.
*****OK… this is a fetish thing!! We get it!!
******She was inspired to get on all fours the night she conceived her child!!
*****Even her dog was like, “Damn!!!”

Oldest Pig!

An Illinois couple’s pet pig has been dubbed the oldest pig in captivity ever by Guinness World Records at age 23.  Patrick Cunningham and Stan Coffman, of Mundelein, said their pig, Baby Jane, was only 8 weeks old when they brought her home from a Virginia rescue, and she has now been declared the oldest pig in captivity ever by Guinness after her age was verified at 23 years, 77 days.  Baby Jane lives inside the house with the couple; their sons Justin, 12, and Marchese, 11; and another pot-bellied pig named Lucy.  “Lucy was added to the mix in 2004. It took Baby Jane a long, long time to warm up to another female pig. At least for the last few years, they seem to want to be around each other all the time,” Cunningham told Guinness.  The couple said Baby Jane only goes outside for supervised playtime and bathroom breaks and spends the rest of her time indoors with the family.
******We thought Andrew Cuomo just set that record!!!
********Pigs are very close to human beings, genetically.. and not ashamed to admit it!!
******Did you know… pigs can get sunburned?? (true) That’s why they like to roll around in mud!!






The ‘Pleasanteeism’ Trap: 5 Ways To Be More Assertive At Work

Huffington Post


Reframe assertiveness

The first step is to reframe your understanding of assertiveness. “It does not mean a full-on conflict. It is just a negotiation. It’s for the benefit of everyone, not to the detriment of. You can be assertive, but also stay polite and humble,” she says. Focus on the value you want to bring to the company, she adds. If you aren’t assertive, your work might become low quality. “You’ll be exhausted, tired, unhappy, and not a pleasure to work with.”


Work on your communication

“Communicate in a positive and constructive way,” she says. “Pay attention to how you deliver your point. Saying no does not mean you have to sound rude in any conversation. There is a difference (and a fine line) between setting a boundary and being unhelpful and unempathetic when your team is in need.”


Talk through your priorities

Your manager is there to help you balance your workload so that what you work on helps the company or organization achieve its goals. So talk to them more.

“This will show you can see the team and an organization holistically,” says Blazinska. “Understand what needs to be done to make the biggest impact possible. Then focus on the assignment which will deliver exactly that while being assertive about not taking on more.”


Find a role model

This can be someone who you admire and who is as assertive as you’d like to be. “Ask them how they think about assertiveness and how they do it,” Blazinska. Then practice: ease into it so you can find a way to be assertive that suits you and feels authentic to your personality.”


Find the right balance

The aim is to be supportive and helpful, while staying productive. “Remain a team player. But also be realistic about how much you take on,” she says. “Track your own productivity, optimize your performance and take note of consequences when you take on too much. Understand how you can bring the max value to your team and organization you work for.’

Lastly, if you’re a people pleaser, it’s worth trying to understand the root cause of your behavior. People-pleasing can easily affect different areas of your life. Understand your own priorities and work to put your own wellbeing first. It will only benefit your relationships with others.




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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