Born on this day!! Singer Jerry Butler is 83. Flute player James Galway is 83. Drummer Bobby Elliott of The Hollies is 81. Actor Mary Woronov (“Eating Raoul,” “The Munsters” films) is 79. Actor John Rubinstein (“Family,” ″Crazy Like a Fox”) is 76. Actor Kim Basinger is 69. Guitarist Warren Cuccurullo (Duran Duran, Missing Persons) is 66. Guitarist Phil Collen of Def Leppard is 66. Country singer Marty Raybon (The Raybon Brothers, Shenandoah) is 63. Guitarist Marty Friedman (Megadeth) is 60. Actor Wendell Pierce (“The Wire,” “Treme”) is 59. Actor Teri Hatcher is 58. Actor David Harewood (“Supergirl,” ″Homeland”) is 57. Singer Sinead O’Connor is 56. Actor Matthew Laborteaux (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 56. Guitarist Ryan Newell of Sister Hazel is 50. Actor Dominic Monaghan (“Lost,” ″Lord of the Rings”) is 46. Actor Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries,” ″Lost,”) is 44. Singer Ingrid Michaelson is 43. Singer Chrisette Michele is 40. Country singer Sam Hunt is 38. Singer Kate Voegele (“One Tree Hill”) is 36. Drummer Jen Ledger of Skillet is 33. Actor Wallis Currie-Wood (“Madam Secretary”) is 31. Actor AnnaSophia Robb (film “Race to Witch Mountain,” TV’s “The Carrie Diaries”) is 29.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1854 – Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.
1886 – The American Federation of Labor was founded at a convention of union leaders in Columbus, Ohio.
1941 – Congress declared war on Japan and the U.S. entered World War II.
1949 – Communist attacks forced the Chinese Nationalist government to flee to the island of Formosa (Taiwan).
1978 – Former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir died.
1980 – John Lennon, former member of the Beatles, was shot and killed in New York City by a deranged fan.
1987 – President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the first treaty to reduce the nuclear arsenals of the two superpowers.
1993 – President Bill Clinton signed The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law.
Today Is: AFL-CIO Day, National Day of Lard, Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day, Toilet Paper Appreciation Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Young Sheldon / 8:30 – Ghosts / 9:00 – So Help Me God / 10:00 – CSI: Vegas
NBC – 8:00 – Law and Order / 9:00 – Law and Order SVU / 10:00 – Law and Order Organized Crime
ABC – 8:00 – Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town / 9:00 – CMA Country Christmas / 10:00 – Superstar
FOX – 8:00 – Hell’s Kitchen / 9:00 – Welcome To Flatch / 9:30 – Call Me Kat
CW – 8:00 – Silent Night – A Song For The World
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Jean Smart, Wes Bentley, Charley Crockett
Jimmy Fallon: Steve Martin, Martin Short, H.E.R., Adam Blackstone, Mary Mary, Inayah, the BBC Big Band
Stephen Colbert: Alicia Keys, Eddie Izzard
Seth Meyers: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hong Chau
James Corden: Olivia Colman, Sam Mendes, Micheal Ward
Watch What Happens Live: Jim Parsons, Gayle King
The View: Marcus Samuelsson
The Talk: Adam Rodriguez
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Matthew Macfadyen
Kelly Clarkson: Christina Applegate, Gabriella Baldacchino, Sunset West
Tamron Hall: Mickey Guyton
Drew Barrymore: Janelle James, Mike Birbiglia, Eitan Bernath
Jennifer Hudson: Ciara, Howie Mandel
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: She said WHAT?? Jennifer Lawrence roasted for saying she was the first female lead in an action movie!! Sigourney and Uma are on line one!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Do you live with a SKINFLINT?? This woman’s boyfriend kept an insane SPREADSHEET of every dime he spent on her.. including $3.00 for a BANANA!!
QUESTION: So, what do critics think of the new AVATAR?? They’ve gone weak in the knees!! They say it’s better than the first! “Never doubt JAMES CAMERON!!!”
QUESTION: Would YOU pay someone $5,000 to TIK TOK YOUR WEDDING?? This couple did, and they say it was TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!! Check it out!!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Is it a SITH.. or a SAINT?? A man who lost his Darth Sidious Star Wars figure 15 years ago FOUND IT: His grandma had it in her collection of ALTAR SAINTS!!
Anne Heche was not impaired by drugs at the time of the car crash that took her life and burned down a California home. Heche’s autopsy report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner was obtained. The report showed that she had previously used cocaine and marijuana, but was not impaired at the time of the crash. “The toxicology tested from the hospital admission blood showed the presence of benzoylecgonine, an inactive metabolite of cocaine,” the coroner’s Public Information Officer Sarah Ardalani said. “Therefore, there was no evidence of impairment by illicit substances at the time of the crash.” “The urine toxicology results detected medications given to her after being treated in the hospital (including fentanyl) and prior use of marijuana, but not at the time of injury.” Heche’s immediate cause of death was listed as “inhalation and thermal injuries.” A “sternal fracture due to blunt trauma” was listed as a contributing cause, according to the report. Heche was taken off life support Aug. 14.
*****They call it suicide. Sad.
Rod Stewart has revealed his 11-year-old son Aiden was rushed to hospital with a suspected heart attack after collapsing at a football match. He recalled his son going ‘blue and unconscious’ while playing for his Young Hoops Under-12s team. Although Rod didn’t share details of when the incident occurred, he revealed that an ambulance was called. Stewart told to FourFourTwo magazine: “We thought my boy had a heart attack. He was going blue and was unconscious until he calmed down. It was scary, but it turned out to be a panic attack. The lad wanted to do well, pulled on the Hoops in Scotland for his dad. “Another boy fell backwards and banged his head – he’s still not back. In all of my days watching football, that’s the only time two ambulances had been called.” The father of eight welcomed his youngest, Aiden, with his current wife Penny Lancaster, who he also shares son Alastair, 16, with.
***********He was under pressure because his dad was nearly a pro soccer player!! (true)
*******Why can’t he play normal American football?? No chance of being hurt THERE!!!
Wendy Williams’ son was evicted from his $2 million apartment in Miami after he failed to pay $70,000 in rent. Kevin Hunter Jr. was hit with an eviction lawsuit in August after failing to pay monthly rent since February. The complaint includes a copy of Hunter’s lease, which shows Williams paid $100,000 upfront for the first year of the apartment. Hunter’s response, which was filed about two weeks later, owns up to the failed rent and explains that he was unable to pay it because his famed mother went through “some health issues” that resulted in her finances being placed under the court’s control. “All of this happened suddenly and all of the financial support that she always gave me stopped, including my housing,” Hunter, 22, wrote. On Sept. 14, the court ruled in the apartment building’s favor and had Hunter evicted.
*********It’s the oldest defense in the book: “My mommy stopped sending me money!!!”
*****There must be some other way to pay your bills!! Oh, yeah: GET A JOB!!!!
People behind Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have come forward to say using stock images and footage is “standard practice” when making documentaries. They came under fire when viewers realized that a photo showing them being bombarded by press in the trailer for Netflix’s “Harry & Meghan” was actually snapped at a “Harry Potter” premiere that took place years before they even met. Another piece of footage was filmed outside a Katie Price court hearing, which was used as Harry narrated, “I was terrified, I didn’t want history to repeat itself.” “You use stock images to tell a story,” a source familiar with the project says. “It’s not meant to be literal in a trailer.” The source adds that Harry and Meghan had no editorial control of the trailer, saying the choice of footage was “standard practice in documentary and trailer production.” “Harry & Meghan” will release its first three episodes on today, Dec. 8. The next three will stream on Dec. 15th.
*********Generally, stock footage is like, “the London skyline,” or “birds in a tree!!” It’s not used when you’re saying, “Look!! The paparazzi is about to kill Meghan!!” and it’s not even a shot of Meghan!!!
*********Meghan is such a phony, we’ll probably find out she’s not even a woman!!
********She was shocked by all the attention because she’s never actually been famous before!!
Bill Cosby and NBC Universal have been sued by three women and two former actors on The Cosby Show for sexual assault and battery. As reported by Deadline, the lawsuit was filed by attorneys Jordan Merson and Jordan Rutsky in the New York state supreme court on Dec. 6. “Plaintiffs were all sexually battered, assaulted, and abused by Bill Cosby as a part of the same conduct, occurrence, plan, or scheme that was perpetrated, conducted, organized, and/or performed in New York and other states by Bill Cosby and his associates and enablers,” the complaint reads, which comes from Lili Bernard and Eden Tirl, and Jewel Gittens, Jennifer Thompson and Cindra Ladd. The complaint also states that Cosby used his “enormous power in such a nefarious, horrific way” more than once. The complaint names NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast, as well as Kaufman Astoria Studios and The Carsey-Werner Company as co-defendants in the lawsuit, stating that they are “culpable and liable” for the actions committed by Cosby.
*********Are you kidding? All they did was keep an eye out while he did it!!
*******His character was Dr. Huxtable,” so naturally he wanted to “play doctor!!”
******He should have his own reality show: “Cocktails with Cosby!!”
According to TMZ, Good Morning America experienced a significant ratings boost after the news of the affair with co-hosts TJ Holmes and Amy Robach first broke. In comparison to two weeks before the scandal emerged, GMA experienced a 20% jump in ratings. TMZ shared some numbers to prove how much of a boost the morning show got thanks to the news of Holmes and Robach’s alleged affair. On Nov. 17 and 18, the ratings for the third hour of GMA, which Holmes and Robach co-host, were 1.497 million and 1.544 million total viewers, respectively. Dec. 1, which was the day after the news broke about Robach and Holmes’ relationship, saw a significant ratings bump. It clocked in at 1.810 million viewers. It should also be noted that both of the anchors co-hosted on that day.
*******They also did the show from bed!!!
********On their first day back, she should sit on his lap for the entire segment!!
*******Wanna juice up YOUR ratings?? Sleep with your co-host!!!
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!
“If for some reason a great idea came across our desk and it read well, yeah, I would totally revisit it.”-Kate Hudson, on a potential How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days sequel.
“If they called me to do Zorro, I would do what Anthony Hopkins did for me, which is to pass the torch.”-Antonio Banderas, on wanting Tom Holland to take over the role.
“I signed on her wall the first day of her show, ‘Remember, I’m your second mama, who’s so proud of you.’”-Paula Abdul, on her message to Kelly Clarkson.
Padres Pitcher Breaks Antarctic Record
San Diego Padres All-Star pitcher Joe Musgrove traveled to Antarctica to celebrate his 30th birthday and break a Guinness World Record. Musgrove, accompanied by fellow Padres pitcher Sean Manaea and a team from the Challenged Athletes Foundation, traveled to the coldest continent in a bid to set the Guinness World Record for the fastest baseball pitch thrown in Antarctica. Musgrove’s goal was to throw an 80 mph pitch, and after a few warm-ups he was able to exceed his goal and set the record at 86 mph on Friday, two days before he celebrated his 30th birthday in Antarctica. See the video HERE.
*******It’s tough to pitch when your balls are frozen!!!
*******A penguin got hit by the ball and took first base!!
Dog Pulls Fire Alarm At Day Camp
Firefighters in Iowa were summoned to a doggie “day camp” but arrived to find the fire alarm had accidentally been pulled by a canine camper. Dogwoods Lodge in Grimes said a dog named Birdie had trouble containing her excitement when she arrived for day camp on Friday. “She just arrived for day camp and was just bouncing around and bounced into the fire alarm, pushed it in, pulled it down and that was it,” Dogwoods Lodge owner Jessica Tapper told KCCI-TV. Security camera footage from the facility shows Birdie excitedly jumping on a wall and pulling the fire alarm. Dogwoods Lodge posted a photo to Facebook showing the canine wearing a sign reading: “Dear Grimes Fire Department, I’m sorry that I pulled the fire alarm today. Sincerely, Birdie.” The fire department responded on Facebook saying Birdie is forgiven.
********She also made some prank calls to the local radio station!!
Another Florida Man Winner!
An Orlando man went on a destruction rampage after he was caught engaged in sexual activity with a dog. According to the Clearwater Police Department, Chad Mason, 36, was caught by the resident of an apartment complex having sex with the animal. After being confronted, Mason became combative and erratic. He entered the Northwood Presbyterian Church and broke several potted plants. He also knocked over a nativity display before fleeing to another neighborhood. Mason’s reign of terror continued as he destroyed a mailbox and attempted to steal a car. Officers arrived on the scene and arrested him. He was taken to the Pinellas County Jail where he faces multiple charges including lewd of lascivious exhibition, two counts of exposure of sexual organs, criminal mischief to a place of worship, and sexual activity involving animals.
**********What’s the problem?? Dogs are man’s best (girl) friends!!
******What’s the difference between Bill Clinton and a dog?? A dog won’t stay up all night to have sex with Bill Clinton!!
*******This is a strong late entry into the Florida Man of the Year contest!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: SHAQ GETS SHOVED INTO A CHRISTMAS TREE ON LIVE TV.
VIDEO: LIVE STREAM OF MAUNA LOA ERUPTION.
A LIST FOR THURSDAY
LIST OF THE MOST MANGLED WORDS
Here’s this year’s list of the most mispronounced words released by The Captioning Group, which since 1991 has captioned and subtitled real-time events on television in the U.S. and Canada. The Captioning Group has compiled the list since 2016 by surveying the words and names most often mangled on live television by newsreaders, politicians, public figures and others. It is commissioned by Babbel, the online language learning company based in New York and Berlin.
New British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was infamously referred to as “Rasheed Sanook” by the U.S. president, but he wasn’t the only one to stumble over the name, which should be pronounced REE-shee SOO-nahk.
Then there’s Grammy-winning singer Adele, who informed the world in October that her fans have for years been mispronouncing her name. It’s not “ah-DELL” but “uh-DALE.”
The other words on the list, with phonetic pronunciations provided by Babbel, were:
— Chicxulub (CHICK-choo-loob) — The crater in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the asteroid that scientists say likely caused the extinction of the dinosaurs was in the news recently.
— Domhnall Gleeson (DOH-null GLEE-sun) — The Irish actor called out talk show host Stephen Colbert for mispronouncing his first name.
— Edinburgh (ed-in-BRUH) — American news anchors faced criticism for mispronouncing the Scottish capital during coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s memorial in September.
— Negroni sbagliato (ne-GRO-nee spah-lee-AH-toh) — The alcoholic beverage was introduced to the world by actor Emma D’Arcy, whose social media mention of the drink received more than 14 million views.
— Novak Djokovic (NO-vak JO-kuh-vich) — The Serbian tennis star was in the news in January when he was barred from competing in the Australian Open and deported for failing to comply with the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination rules.
— Ohtani rule (oh-TAHN-ee) — Major League Baseball’s rule named after 2021 AL MVP Shohei Ohtani allows a starting pitcher to remain in a game as the designated hitter even after leaving the mound.
— Tuanigamanuolepola (Tua) Tagovailoa (TOO-uh-ning-uh-mah-noo-oh-LEH-po-luh TUNG-o-vai-LOH-uh) — The Miami Dolphins quarterback became the center of discussion about NFL concussion protocols after suffering injuries in consecutive games.
— Zaporizhzhia (zah-POH-reezha) — The Ukrainian city is the location of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which was shut down in September as the nation’s war with Russia raged in the area.
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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