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Born on this day!! Singer Vic Dana is 81. Singer Valerie Simpson of Ashford and Simpson is 76. Singer Bob Cowsill of The Cowsills is 72. “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker is 70. Bandleader Branford Marsalis is 61. Guitarist Jimmy Olander of Diamond Rio is 60. Actor Chris Burke (“Life Goes On”) is 56. Singer Shirley Manson of Garbage is 55. Guitarist Dan Vickrey of Counting Crows is 55. Drummer Adrian Young of No Doubt is 52. Actor Melissa McCarthy (“Mike and Molly,” ″Gilmore Girls”) is 51. Latin pop singer Thalia is 50. Actor Meredith Eaton (2017′s “MacGyver,” ″Family Law”) is 47. Singer Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman is 46. Actor Mike Colter (“Jessica Jones”) is 45. Actor Macaulay Culkin is 41. Actor Chris Pine (new “Star Trek” movies) is 41. Singer Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line is 36. Singer-actor Cassie is 35. Actor Evan Ross (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”) is 33. Actor Danielle Savre (“Station 19,” ″Heroes”) is 33. Actor Dylan O’Brien (TV’s “Teen Wolf”) is 30. Actor Keke Palmer (“Akeelah and the Bee”) is 28.


1920 – The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote went into effect.
1847 – Liberia was proclaimed an independent republic.
1883 – A massive volcanic eruption on the island of Krakatoa blew up most of the island and resulted in tsunamis that killed over 36,000 people.
1939 – The first televised major league baseball game was televised: a double-header between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds.
1974 – Aviator Charles Lindbergh, the first man to fly solo, nonstop across the Atlantic, died.
1978 – John Paul I became Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He died one month later.

Today Is: National Dog Day, National Toilet Paper Day, National WebMistress Day, Women’s Equality Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Big Brother  /  9:00 – The Neighborhood  /  9:30 – B Positive  /  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 – Masterchef /  9:00 – Call Me Kat
CW – 8:00 – Coroner  /  9:00 – The Outpost

TV Talk Shows

Stephen Colbert: Clarissa Ward, Amanda Peet, Roger Bennett (R 8/17/21)
James Corden: Terry Crews, Lorde
The View: Robin Roberts (R 7/28/21)
The Talk: Bridget Moynahan, Bitsie Tulloch, guest co-host Arsenio Hall (R 5/14/21)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Salma Hayek, James Corden, Dayna Isom Johnson
Ellen DeGeneres: Gwen Stefani, Javicia Leslie, Rita Ora (R 3/17/21)
Wendy Williams: Charlie Wilson, Brooke Burke (R 11/13/20)
The Real: Terrell Owens (R 2/25/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Sherri Shepherd, Rob Riggle, Charles Melton (R 6/15/21)
Tamron Hall: Olivia Newton-John, Chloe Lattanzi, Ludacris, Chloë Grace Moretz (R 2/24/21)
Drew Barrymore: Chris O’Donnell, Geoffrey Zakarian, Dr. Aliza Pressman (R 11/12/20)

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

QUESTION: Is THIS what Biden is laughing about?? Over two dozen students and parents from Cajon Valley near SAN DIEGO are stuck in Afghanistan right now!!!! 


QUESTION: Should we put HER in charge?? This Army veteran is desperately trying to save Afghan doctors and nurses from a clinic that SHE helped to start in Kabul!! You go!!


QUESTION: Wait… they DIDN’T ban porn?? “OnlyFans” reverses itself on its porn ban after “creators” and “fans” complain!! “Isn’t this what OnlyFans is about???” Yep.


QUESTION: Is this a sign that Bennifer 2.0 is FOR REALS?? They show up at the mall… and OMG, they’re wearing MATCHING OUTFITS!! Just like old people do!!!!!!!!!!

QUESTION: Did they pick on the WRONG LEPRECHAUN?? Woke idiots find the “Fighting Irish” mascot offensive!! Notre Dame sez “When we sober up, we’ll kick your ass!”
Notre Dame's live leprechaun mascot on with cheerleaders on the sideline of a 2019 football game.


Tom Cruise Wanted To Land In James Corden’s Yard

After a story broke that Tom Cruise landed his chopper in a family’s field in Warwickshire, England, James Corden opened up about an odd request he received from the actor over the summer. “This summer, me and Tom Cruise were texting about meeting up in London,” Corden said on Tuesday’s The Late Late Show. “He sent me a text saying, ‘Whereabouts are you staying?’ And I said, ‘I’m staying in St. Johns Wood,’ which is pretty central in London… He said, ‘Cool, can I land my helicopter there?’ And I just presumed he was joking.”  Corden went on to reveal that he was not, in fact, joking. “He put, ‘Can I land my heli in your yard?’ I sent back four crying emojis because who can land a helicopter in a yard? And he put, ‘Does that mean no?'” Corden quipped. Corden went on to explain to Cruise that he couldn’t land a helicopter in a small yard in the middle of central London, the actor replied, “You’d be surprised where I can land.” Cruise and Corden go way back, performing in several sketches for the Late Late Show, including one in 2018 where they went skydiving together.
********Tom told him, “Go lie down in your backyard, so I have a large target!!!!”
********From what we can tell, Tom Cruise doesn’t kid around a lot!!!
*******If we go skydiving with a celebrity, it’ll be someone more like Scarlett Johansson!!!
*****Tom has a timer on his phone that goes off every 30 minutes, reminding him to do something AWESOME!!!

Kanye West Wants To Shorten His Name

Kanye West is looking to shorten his name.  Born Kanye Omari West, he filed documents in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, formally requesting to change his name to Ye – a nickname he’s gone by for years.  No middle or last name was included in his proposed name.  The documents, dated Aug. 11 but not entered into the court system until Tuesday, cite “personal reasons” for the change. A rep for West did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment.  A judge must approve of the change before it becomes official. Kanye’s desire to change his name was first acknowledged in a 2018 tweet from the “Power” rapper, saying, “the being formally known as Kanye West. I am YE.”  Similarly, “Ye” is the title of his 2018 album.  He has said in interviews that, along with being a shortening of his first name he likes, that it’s a word used throughout the Bible.
TOPIC: If you officially changed your name to reflect what people call you, what would it be?? Ours would be “You,” as in “Hey, You!!”
*******How about some of the other words frequently used in the King James Bible, like “Thou,” “Thine,” or even the classic “Art??”
******Why do people have to keep changing their names??
******Sometimes, you get confused!! Last week, Diddy forgot and signed a check “Puff Daddy!!!”

Naked Baby On Nirvana Album Suing The Band

The naked baby photographed on Nirvana’s breakthrough album “Nevermind” is now accusing the band of being child pornographers.  Spencer Eldon, now 30, filed a lawsuit against Kurt Cobain’s estate and the band’s surviving members, saying the grunge pioneers violated federal child pornography statutes and sexually exploited him.  Eldon also said he has suffered “lifelong damage” from having his naked body plastered on the triple-diamond selling album, and claims neither he nor his guardians consented to the naked photoshoot, according to the federal suit.  The band, photographer, and record labels “intentionally marketed Spencer’s child pornography and leveraged the shocking nature of his image to promote themselves and their music at his expense,” the suit alleges.  The plaintiff, who was four months old at the time of the 1991 underwater photoshoot, also claims he was forced to engage in “commercial sex acts,” and that the band went back on an alleged promise to conceal his genitals on the album cover.  His family was only paid $200 for the 15-second plunge in the pool, which only happened because Elden’s dad was a friend of the photographer, according to a 2008 NPR report.  Even though he seemed excited about the reenactment in 2016, days earlier the LA-based artist told Australia GQ he wished the band had stayed away.  “I’m pissed off about it, to be honest … I’ve been going through it my whole life. But recently I’ve been thinking, ‘What if I wasn’t OK with my freaking penis being shown to everybody?’ I didn’t really have a choice.”  Eldon’s suit seeks damages and an injunction to stop the band from profiting from the hit album.
*****Wow… didn’t see THAT one coming!!
******Wait… his little thing wasn’t.. you know…
******He should sue his mother for allowing it to happen!!!
******$200 seems fair for a four-month-old!! He wasn’t exactly Dirk Digler!!!
*****Plus… the band got a Spirit Award from NAMBLA!!!

Melissa Rivers Wants Another Baby

In a new interview, Melissa Rivers shared she’s been “thinking about” adopting a child, but is torn because of her age.  “Well, I’ve been thinking about it for a very long time. I’ve been think about it for about six years now,” she told stand-up comedian Chanel Omari on the “Chanel in the City” podcast, “and you know, certain times it feels like the absolute right decision, and certain times it doesn’t feel like the right decision.”  Rivers — who has a 20-year-old son — said she’s “80 percent there” in deciding to adopt but noted she’s not taking the decision “lightly.”  “What really stops me is, you know, would it be fair for the child to have unfortunately, like now a little bit of an older parent, you know? Not that there’s anything wrong with that, because I’m certainly very active and you know, a goer, but it’s a lot to think about…”  She said the “huge responsibility” is something she “really” wants to do but wished she had her late mother, Joan Rivers, around to guide her.  “I wish I had listened to my mother, who wanted me to retrieve eggs while I was in my 30s,” Melissa recalled, “and I was like, ‘Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no.’ And now I’m like, ‘F–k, I should have done it.’ You know, but, you know, so, so be it again. You know, I am very close to, yes. But there’s a few things that still keep me up at night.”
*******If you gotta think about it that hard, maybe you should just let it go!!
******Isn’t this what dogs are for???
*****Haven’t these children suffered enough???

LeVar Burton Wasn’t Considered For Hosting Gig

TMZ reported its sources say Sony Studios executives loved LeVar Burton, yet didn’t think he was a “right fit.”  They said they did speak to him about other projects outside of the syndicated quiz show, roles for which he’s reportedly still being considered.  More than 272,000 people have signed a petition, created last fall, to make Burton the next host of Jeopardy!  “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 role 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,” the petition reads.  “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,” it continues, “and how much we’d all love to see him as the next host of Jeopardy!”
********We thought he didn’t get the gig because he was too old, and he wouldn’t be able to give them 30 years!!!
*******It could have been cool!! He could’ve pumped up the show with a deejay!!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Dolly Dabbles In Thrillers-(National Enquirer)

Country legend Dolly Parton has revealed her latest duet-she’s writing her first novel with bestselling author James Patterson!  The thriller “Run, Rose, Run”-and an album of the same name by Dolly, containing 12 original tunes inspired by the book-are slated to be released in March 2022.  To create the story of a young woman who hightails it to Nashville to follow her dreams of becoming a star, the “9 to5” singer, 75, said she drew on her experiences in the music biz.  Patterson, 74, called working with Parton “an honor-and a hell of a lot of fun.”

Things You Don’t Know About:  Adam Driver-(Globe)

Since landing his breakout role in HBO’s “Girls,” Adam Driver has played a brooding antihero in the “Star Wars” film franchise and raged through the divorce drama of “Marriage Story”-and now he’s carrying a tune in the quirky movie musical “Annette,” alongside French actress Marion Cotillard.  Here are things you don’t know about the 37-year-old actor.

  1. During his high school years in Indiana, eh sold vacuum cleaners as a door-to-door salesman.
  2. After the 9/11 attacks, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.
  3. He was medically discharged from the military after fracturing his sternum while mountain biking-shortly before his unit was shipped off to Iraq.
  4. In 2008, he founded Arts in the Armed Forces, a nonprofit that performs theater for U.S. military service members.
  5. In 2013, he married former Juilliard classmate Joanne Tucker.

J.Lo & A-Rod:  Battling Over Assets-(Us Weekly)

Jennifer Lopez is beyond done with Alex Rodriguez amid her new romance with Ben Affleck.  (She recently wiped all traces of him from her Instagram!)  But a source says the ex MLB player is still pestering Lopez to talk some things through.  “Jen’s tired of his mid games.  Alex showing up in the South of France in the yacht right next to hers [while she was there with Ben] was a step too far for her,” the source says.  “She wants him to just move on.”  But the singer, 52, still has a ton of financial ties to Rodriguez, 46, and billions could be at stake over the years between property and investment.

The Never-Ending Divorce!-(Star)

Nearly five years and millions of dollars later, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s court battle rages on.  In November 2016, Brad was cleared of child abuse charges stemming from his alleged altercation with son Maddox aboard a private jet.  Then a judge ruled Angelina could lose primary custody if she didn’t allow [the children] to form a “healthy and strong relationship” with Brad in June 2018.  Two months later, Angelina’s lawyers filed papers stating Brad hadn’t paid any “meaningful” child support which he adamantly denied. This July, an appeals court sided with Angelina saying Judge Ouderkirk should be disqualified from the case.  “She intends to take this all the way,” the source says.

Renee & Ant:  Ready To Wed-(Life & Style)

When you know, you know!  Renee Zellweger and Ant Anstead have only been dating for two months, but a source says it’s only a matter of time before the British TV presenter, 42, proposes to the Oscar-winning actress, 52.  “Renee has finally found her leading man.  Ant checks off all the boxes for her-he’s kind, thoughtful, funny and has a career of his own,” the source says.  “And has fallen hard for Renee, too, especially after watching her with his son,” Hudson, 22 months, whom he shares with ex-wife Christina Haack.  “Everyone expects they’ll get engaged by the end of the year,” adds the source, “that is, if they aren’t engaged already.”

Sophia Bush & Grant Hughes:  He Put a Ring On It!-(People)

On Aug. 10 the Chicago P.D. alum, 39, revealed that her entrepreneur beau, 39, popped the question while they were vacationing on Lake Como, Italy.  “My heart.  It bursts,” Bush wrote of the engagement.

How Margot Saved Her Marriage-(In Touch)

After overcoming rumors about her relationship with Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie refocuses on her husband.  Margot’s love life hasn’t been without its up and downs.  The Oscar winner and her husband, producer Tom Ackerley, 31, who wed in 2016, faced their first major hurdle when she filmed Once Upon a Time….in Hollywood in 2018.  “Tom has struggled to combat his jealousy issues, and he became convinced she was enamored with Brad Pitt,” says a source.  “Both Margot and Brad denied anything was going on, but those rumors sparked a rough patch, and Margot and Tom had to work to save their marriage.”  Three years later, they’re back on track.  “Margot’s been more focused on making sure Tom is not neglected, and he has been working on self-improvement, as well,” says the source.



Tree Growing In The Middle Of The House

A house for sale in Florida is drawing attention due to an unusual feature: a centuries-old oak tree growing through the middle of the home.  Stacey Purcell, owner of Gulfport Realty, said the “tree house” has proven difficult to sell due to the massive tree that passes through the middle of rooms including the kitchen.  “There were people who walked in and walked out,” Purcell told WBBH-TV.  Purcell said the house is “perfect” for a city with the motto: “Keep Gulfport weird.”  “We have a lot of tree huggers here,” she said. “I’m surprised I haven’t sold this to a tree hugger.”  The house is currently priced at $899,000.  See the home HERE.
********When they see the tree, they “leaf!!!”
*******Here’s an idea: chop down the house, and leave the tree!!!!
*******That knothole comes in handy when the bathroom’s occupied!!!
*******The city should buy it and turn it into a “branch library!!!”

Bear Steals Amazon Package

A Connecticut homeowner who reviewed security camera footage to find out what happened to her missing Amazon package was shocked to see the thief was a black bear.  Kristin Levine, of Bristol, posted a video to Facebook showing the bear taking the package from her front step and walking down her driveway with the pilfered parcel.  “Amazon had dropped off the packages maybe five minutes before, and I got the alert on my security camera, and then I got a second alert five minutes later. I was taken aback because I wasn’t expecting anyone else in my driveway,” Levine told NBC Connecticut.  Levine said she doesn’t know why the bear was interested in the package, as all it contained was a roll of toilet paper.  “It was hysterical, like I said. I knew nothing in there was going to be irreplaceable so it was a fun afternoon, for sure,” Levine said.  See the video HERE.
********The bear was stealing toilet paper… because he’d run out of leaves!!
*******The bear was bored.. he was taking a break from breaking into cars!!!

Big Dog… Little Pipe

Emergency responders and municipal workers gathered in a California city to rescue a large dog that became stuck in a small drain pipe.  Tuolumne County Animal Control said officers were called out Monday on a report of an animal trapped in a drain pipe, and they arrived to find a large pit bull wedged in the small pipe.  The Tuolumne Fire Department, Tuolumne Parks and Rec and Tuolumne City Sanitary District helped to extract the canine safely.  Animal control shared a video of the dog “appreciating their bath” after being removed from the pipe.  The agency said the dog was taken to the city’s shelter and was to be evaluated by a veterinarian. See the pics HERE.
********The dog found it “very draining!!!”
******He’s a pit bull? He could’ve chewed his way out!!

Kentucky Man Has A Killer Mullet

Scott Collard from Kentucky says, “Everywhere I stop, people are like, ‘Man, that’s an awesome mullet.”  He is a finalist in the USA Mullet Championships. “Business in the front, party in the back. My party has been going on forever.”  The USA Mullet Championships began in 2020. This year, Collard is looking to claim the grand prize, $2,500, and a fortune of gifts from the competition’s sponsors, including a gold mullet trophy.  There are 25 finalists for the first, second and third-place awards. Some would think with such a large prize on the line, there would be tension within the community. But with great mullet, comes great community.   “It’s pretty stiff competition this year,” Collard said. “I’ve met a lot of them in the competition. We have mullet meet ups once a year. Last year, we met in Talladega, Alabama. This year, we met in Texas.”
********They’ll probably never meet in Martha’s Vineyard!!!!
*******Your mullet isn’t official until you have a name for it!!! “Meet Bubba!!!”







8 Essential Items Sleep Experts Can’t Live Without

Huffington Post


Peppermint Tea

No nighttime arsenal is complete without a warm cup of tea, and for Stephen Light — a certified sleep science coach and co-owner of Nolah Mattress — nothing beats peppermint.
“One product I can’t live without is peppermint tea. Peppermint tea can help promote good quality sleep,” Light said. “The scent of peppermint can induce a relaxing and calming effect on the body, making sleep more accessible for people who have trouble sleeping. Unlike other teas, peppermint tea is caffeine-free. Thus, it is an excellent drink to consume before bedtime since it doesn’t induce wakefulness.”
Get a 50-count box for $7.50.


Snorelab Sleep App

According to Alex Dimitriu, the founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine, tracking your sleep could be the key to improving the quality of rest you’re getting. He recommended Snorelab, an app he also uses.  “Snorelab is an excellent app which records audio all night,” he said. “For anyone who wakes up frequently or sleeps poorly, this is a quick and easy way to hear what happens just before you awoke, or how loud your snoring was during the night. While it’s not a medical grade sleep study, it is a very easy way to see what’s wrong or right with your sleep.”
Download it from the App Store or Google Play for free.


Blackout Shades

Dimitriu also swears by a super dark bedroom.  “There is nothing more essential to getting a good night’s sleep than a cool and dark cave bedroom,” he said. “Blackout shades are an amazingly effective way to keep the bedroom dark, and your sleep deep.”
Grab some starting at $34.99.


A Pillow Cube

“The Pillow Cube manufacturer claims that their product will help you stay cool at night, fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer and wake up happier. I can tell you from experience that they deliver on every promise,” said Ryan Fiorenzi, a certified sleep coach and founder of  “The shape of the pillow does an amazing job of supporting my head and neck, which helps to alleviate spine and neck pain I have suffered from for years,” he continued. “If you move a lot in your sleep, make sure you pick up the longer Pillow Cube Pro.”
Get one for $59.99.



Mike Dow, a psychotherapist and brain health expert, said he personally uses a melatonin for sleep. The supplement is designed to help aid your body in making the hormone, which helps regulate your wake and sleep cycles. Dow said he also often recommends these to his patients who have trouble falling asleep, especially those who work the night shift since their circadian rhythms are sometimes severely disrupted. It can also help if you’re struggling with jet lag or you’re a night owl.  But before you rush off to your local pharmacy, keep in mind these supplements aren’t for everyone. Typically, your body does a decent job of producing melatonin on its own. If you’ve consistently struggled with falling asleep, chat with your physician to see what they recommend; your doctor can also give you melatonin brand and dosage suggestions based on your situation.


A ChiliSleep Mattress Pad

Another must have for Fiorenzi is the Chilipad.  “As someone who tends to sleep very hot, I searched for years for a solution to the problem of waking up covered in sweat then struggling to fall back to sleep. It’s widely understood that we sleep deeper at a cooler body temperature. The Chilipad is the solution I’d been looking for,” he explained.
The Chilipad is basically a fluid-cooled mattress topper that also provides heating options. The product is a financial investment, but with a temperature range from 55 to 115 degrees Fahrenheit, you’re likely to find your perfect sleep setting.
Get one starting at $699.


An Eye Mask

Chelsie Rohrscheib, a sleep expert and neuroscientist at the sleep company Wesper, said she absolutely can’t sleep without an eye mask.
“I specifically own a padded eye mask that fits snugly and comfortably around my eyes and nose, blocking out practically all environmental light. It’s especially helpful during the summer months when the days are longer,” she said. “Most people will find they sleep better, with less mid-sleep awakenings, when they block light from reaching their eyes. Most sleep masks will be beneficial but it’s important to find one that feels comfortable and blocks as much light as possible. It should be noted that you’ll need to wash your mask at least once a week.”
Get one for $14.99.


Ear Plugs

Rohrscheib also said earplugs are a must to “reduce noise from disturbing my sleep.””I personally use washable silicone earplugs. However, disposable earplugs are fine as long as you replace them with a fresh pair every few days,” she said.
Get some silicone, reusable ear plugs for $9.79.
One note: Rohrscheib urged folks who are prone to ear infections or other ear issues to avoid using earplugs and look for alternative noise-masking products, like white noise machines. (This one for $46.88 is therapist-approved for sleep and stress!)


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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