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Born on this day!! Movie director Norman Jewison (“Moonstruck,” “Fiddler on the Roof”) is 96. Actor Leigh Lawson (“Tess”) is 79. Singer Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) is 74. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau (“Doonesbury”) is 74. Actor Jamey Sheridan (“Homeland”) is 71. Singer-guitarist Eric Bazilian of The Hooters is 69. Comedian Jon Lovitz is 65. Actor Lance Guest (“Lou Grant”) is 62. Actor Matt Mulhern (“Major Dad”) is 62. Singer Emerson Hart of Tonic is 53. Actor Alysia Reiner (“Orange is the New Black”) is 52. Singer Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums is 52. Country singer Paul Brandt is 50. Keyboardist Korey Cooper of Skillet is 50. Actor Ali Landry is 49. Comedian Steve Byrne (“Sullivan and Son”) is 48. Percussionist Tato Melgar of Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real is 45. Actor Justin Bartha (“The Hangover”) is 44. Actor Sprague Grayden (“Jericho,” “24”) is 44. Actor Josh Hartnett is 44. Contemporary Christian singer Brandon Heath is 44. Reggae singer Damian Marley is 44. Singer Brad Mates of Emerson Drive is 44. “American Idol” runner-up Blake Lewis is 41. Singer Romeo Santos is 41. Keyboardist Johan Carlsson of Carolina Liar is 38. Actor Vanessa Lengies (“Stick It,” ″American Dreams”) is 37. Actor Betty Gilpin (“GLOW,” “Nurse Jackie”) is 36.


1861 – Confederate forces won victory at Bull Run in the first major battle of the Civil War.
1873 – The first train robbery west of the Mississippi was pulled off by Jesse James and his gang.
1925 – In the “Monkey Trial,” John T. Scopes was found guilty of violating Tennessee state law by teaching evolution.
1949 – The U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.
1970 – The Aswan High Dam was opened in Egypt.
1998 – Astronaut Alan Shepard died.
2002 – WorldCom filed for bankruptcy, then the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Today Is: Get to Know Your Customers Day, Legal Drinking Age Day, Lowest Recorded Temperature Day, National Be Someone Day, No Pet Store Puppies Day, World Body Painting Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Young Sheldon  /  8:30 – Ghostws  / 9:00 – Big Brother  / 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 –  Press Your Luck  /  9:00 – Generation Gap  /  10:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Master Chef  /  9:00 – Welcome To Flatch
CW – 8:00 – Walker   /  9:00 – The Flash

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Hannah Waddingham, Phoebe Robinson, the Interrupters, guest host RuPaul
Jimmy Fallon: Ryan Gosling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Pete Lee
Seth Meyers: Daniel Kaluuya, Jordan Peele, Keke Palmer, Brandon Perea, Andrew Marshall
James Corden: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Pete Yorn (R 4/27/22)
Watch What Happens Live: The Miz, Austen Kroll
The View: Ethan Hawke, guest co-host Lindsey Granger
The Talk: Judge Greg Mathis, guest co-hosts Leslie Jordan & Loni Love
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Kate McKinnon, Joshua Bassett, Simeon Panda
Ellen DeGeneres: Wanda Sykes (R 12/1/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Jake Johnson, Natasha Leggero, Jackson Wang (R 5/4/22)
Tamron Hall: Alicia Witt, Liza Koshy (R 11/18/21)
Drew Barrymore: Lilly Singh, Millie Peartree, Laura Benanti (R 4/7/22)

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

QUESTION: Can YOU be a “Fairy Godmother??” Not according to Disney!!! They’re ditching that title in favor of more “inclusive” language, and fans are NOT happy!!


QUESTION: Do you REALLY wanna live longer??? New study sez drink THREE OR FOUR CUPS of COFFEE a day!! How about five or six? We’re gonna live forever!!!!


QUESTION: Is REVENGE her SUPER POWER? She caught her boyfriend cheating, so she put HABANERO OIL in his condoms, and then?? She MARRIED HIS DAD!!


QUESTION: Will you say “YEP” to “NOPE??” Critics say Jordan Peele “puts his unforgettable stamp on sci-fi!!!” It’s like “you don’t know what’s gonna happen NEXT!!”
OJ (Daniel Kaluuya), Emerald (Keke Palmer) and Angel (Brandon Perea) are on a mission in "Nope."

QUESTION: HOW did that hero pizza guy save 5 kids from a burning house??? He says, “GOD put me in position to do it!!!” (But did he complete his pizza delivery?)

Brad Pitt’s Skirt Causes A Stir!

Brad Pitt attended a Berlin screening of his forthcoming film, “Bullet Train,” on Tuesday, sporting a brown skirt with a matching cardigan and a salmon button-up shirt. When asked why he went with the flowing style rather than shorts or pants, Pitt had a simple answer.  “The breeze. The breeze,” he told an Associated Press reporter on the red carpet.  Considering temperatures in Germany’s capital soared to the mid-90s that day, we can hardly blame him — but still, the statement-making style split those on social media.  “Whoever convinced Brad Pitt to wear a skirt should be flogged,” one person tweeted, while another said he was “looking like a washed up bleached stinking beach bum” and “trying so hard to emulate young stars like #HarryStyles.”  Plenty more loved his look, with one gushing, “Just when you think Brad Pitts [sic] couldn’t get sexier, he wears a skirt.”  “Brad Pitt in a skirt has made my day infinitely better,” another quipped, while a third said, “I imagine social media will be extremely calm about Brad Pitt wearing a skirt to a film premiere but I will say straight off I love it.”
********Did someone say “easy access???”
*****Just like the Queen, he wore no underwear!!!
******The ladies wanted him to stand over a subway vent like Marilyn Monroe!!

Female James Bond?

Ana de Armas does not think a woman needs to play the next James Bond — but she does want Bond girls to be written as “substantial” roles.  “There’s no need for a female Bond,” the actress told the Sun in an interview published Tuesday. “There shouldn’t be any need to steal someone else’s character, you know, to take over.”  She continued, “This is a novel, and it leads into this James Bond world and this fantasy of that universe where he’s at.” Instead, she believes women starring in future Bond films should play characters who are more rounded out and layered.  “What I would like is that the female roles in the Bond films, even though Bond will continue to be a man, are brought to life in a different way,” she said, adding, “That they’re given a more substantial part and recognition. That’s what I think is more interesting than flipping things.”  De Armas famously appeared in Daniel Craig’s final Bond film, “No Time to Die,” in which she had a meager five minutes of screen time despite being heavily publicized as a star in the 2021 movie.
****WE THINK Bond is just about dead. That last one put a few more nails in his coffin!!
*******Ana de Armas was one of the few reasons to watch that movie!! Hot!!
*******A woman should play Bond as soon as they get a man to play Julia Childs!!

Homey Boo Boo To Get Weight-Loss Surgery

Honey Boo Boo, Alana Thompson, will head to New York City in August after her 17th birthday to undergo weight-loss surgery.  She will receive a suture sculpt endoscopic sleeve from weight loss doctor Steven Batash, which can cost about $13,000, TMZ reported.  Thompson reportedly weighs 275 pounds and is looking to drop to 150 after various diets didn’t give her the results she wanted. The TLC star is concerned her weight is genetic and believes surgery is the only way to reach her goals.  She will be going under the knife alongside her boyfriend, Dralin Carswell, who also has weight-loss goals in mind.  Thompson and Carswell, 20, have been dating since mid-2021 but didn’t make their relationship Instagram-official until the end of September.
********Doctors will take the excess flesh and fashion it into two more people!!

Justin Bieber Going Back On Tour

Justin Bieber will resume the “Justice” tour on July 31st.  He will appear at the Lucca Summer Festival in Italy and then will travel throughout Europe before heading to South Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.  Bieber revealed his Ramsay Hunt syndrome diagnosis June 10 via Instagram after canceling multiple concerts. The “Peaches” singer uploaded a video showing one side of his face was paralyzed.  Ramsay Hunt syndrome “occurs when a shingles outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of your ears,” according to the Mayo Clinic.  The virus can cause facial paralysis and hearing loss. “I’m going to get better, and I’m doing all of these face exercises to get my face back to normal,” he said at the time. “It will go back to normal, it’s just time. We don’t know how much time it’s going to be. It’s going to be OK.”  Bieber’s wife Hailey later gave an update on Justin’s health while promoting her skincare line, Rhode, on “Good Morning America.”  “He’s doing really well,” she said.
********She means “He’s doing really well.. on one side of his face! The other side? Not so much!!”
*****And remember: this has NOTHING to do with the “vaccine!!”
********The hearing loss may turn out to be a blessing for Justin!! He won’t have to hear himself!!

Alicia Silverstone Still Sleeps With Her Son

Alicia Silverstone is “still” co-sleeping with her 11-year-old son, Bear.  She spoke on “The Ellen Fisher Podcast” Tuesday about her attachment parenting style, revealing, “Bear and I still sleep together.”  The actress, who shares the preteen with ex-husband Christopher Jarecki, joked that she would “get in trouble for” her comment.   “I don’t really care,” Silverstone said, laughing off possible critics.  She went on to describe the “elimination communication” tactics she used while raising Bear, explaining that she rarely used diapers when potty training the little one.  Instead, Silverstone “watch[ed] his cues” to know when he needed to go to the bathroom.  “It’s so awesome. It’s so easy,” the “Crush” star explained. “When I was done feeding him, he would go to the bathroom in the toilet. When he woke up from a nap, he went to the bathroom. “There was a period of time where I was watching him naked and watching the cues,” she added. “The cues part for me was really fun because I thought that he was flirting with me because he would do this little smile. That’s when he had to pee.”  While Jarecki initially called Silverstone’s methods “hippie s–t,” she noted that he eventually “loved” the process.
*******Proving once again that people in Hollywood are not like the rest of us!!
*****Our mom potty trained us with a rubber mallet!! Don’t ask!!!
*******Alicia has set up a Go Fund Me page for her son’s future therapy sessions!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Low-Key I Do’s-(Us Weekly)

Lindsay Lohan didn’t want much fanfare surrounding her and financier Bader Shammas’ surprise Dubai nuptials.  “They didn’t feel any need to broadcast the news,” a source says, adding that Lohan, 36, “knows Bader is her soulmate and wants to start a family with him soon.”



Woman Uses Her “Teacher Voice” To Scare Off Bear

A woman who found a bear climbing on the back deck of her North Carolina vacation home used her “teacher voice” to chase the animal away.  Debbie Tomlinson, who used to be a teacher in Greenville County, S.C., said she was at her Sapphire, N.C., condominium when her husband alerted her to a bear climbing on the back deck.  Tomlinson’s video of the encounter, which she posted to YouTube, shows her talking to the bear through a window and telling it to leave.  “What do you think you are doing on my porch? You get up, go, go! How dare you?” Tomlinson says to the bear in the video.  She said she used her “teacher voice” to show the bear she meant business.  “It works every time. I wasn’t afraid. I just didn’t want to lose my feeders. It was very exciting,” Tomlinson told WYFF-TV.  See the video HERE.
********The bear peed its pants.. and it wasn’t even WEARING pants!!
*****He was later spotted in a group therapy session!!!
*****That voice is scarier than a Barry Manilow record!!

War Between Signs Taking Place

A “sign war” between a Missouri McDonald’s and a nearby Dairy Queen is going viral, with other neighboring businesses firing their own shots.  The marquee melee began last week, when the sign outside the Marshfield McDonald’s was changed to read: “HEY DQ! WANNA HAVE A SIGN WAR?”  The neighboring Dairy Queen soon accepted the challenge with the message: “WE WLD BUT WERE 2 BUSY MAKIN ICECREAM.”  A back-and-forth followed, with the eateries trading barbs, including a swipe at McDonald’s infamously oft-broken ice cream machines.  “Marshfield is such a close community, we’re all like family here,” Randy Bryant, the local director of operations for McDonald’s, told KOLR-TV. “Mario on our team had a great idea to get this all started! He said, ‘It’s hot, the world is throwing everyone challenges and negativity,’ so we all found a way to laugh and have fun as a community.”  Photos of the warring signs were posted to Facebook by the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and soon other nearby businesses joined in the war of words. See the video HERE.
*********It’s all good until they remember that they have guns!!!
******We learned you don’t mess with the Dairy Queen!!!
*******Try this with the iHeart stations: “YOu wanna have a sign war?” “We would but we’re too busy going bankrupt!!”

Overpaid Worker Disappears

A worker in Chile submitted his resignation and could not be found after his job accidentally paid him about 330 times his salary because of a payroll error, according to reports.   The worker, a dispatch assistant at cold meats manufacturer Consorcio Industrial de Alimentos, received a paycheck of 165,398,851 Chilean pesos, or $180,418, for the month of May. He was only supposed to be paid about 500,000 Chilean pesos, or $545.  The worker initially alerted his manager of the massive overpayment, according to local media outlet Diario Financiero. The manager would then report the issue to human resources, who asked the worker to go to his bank and return the extra money.   He agreed to go to the bank the next day, but kept the money and ignored communications from his employer over the next few days.  The man then offered his resignation through a letter sent to the company by his attorney. The worker has not been heard from since, Diario Financiero reported.
**********He lives in Chile.. but he’s a hot tamale!!!
********We’ve never had a bookkeeping mistake go in our favor!! Usually, it’s “We for got to pay you!! We’ll catch you in two weeks!!”

Family Dines At… And Then Robs Waffle House

A Texas family who sat down for a meal at a Waffle House in North Carolina Monday before robbing it has been arrested, police said.   Police announced the arrest of the suspects on Wednesday, saying they received assistance from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service.   Police identified the suspects as Tamiko Lashun Jones and Tony Eugene Lemon, both of Marshall, Texas, and Diamond Walton, of Longview, Texas. They are each charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and defrauding an innkeeper. Police said the suspects, who have similar outstanding charges from an incident in Minden, Louisiana a few days before Monday’s robbery, could be hit with additional charges.  Police said the suspects were part of a family of six who entered the Waffle House in Shelby, North Carolina for a meal before committing the robbery.  After a brief meal, police said, Lemon drew a handgun and demanded money from the restaurant employees before fleeing to a nearby gas station.
********Makes sense!! You can’t rob someone on an empty stomach!!
********At first, they were just going to leave, but then they waffled!!!







8 Things Happy Couples Do When They Feel Disconnected


  1. They address the disconnect quickly.

To get to the heart of a problem, first you have to recognize there even is a problem. Giving something a name makes it real, as opposed to an unstated, gnawing feeling that something is off in your relationship.

“Instead of holding in whatever’s bothering them and letting it fester, couples who feel safe and secure in their relationships bring it up in a non-critical manner as soon as possible,” said Danielle Kepler, owner and therapist at DK Therapy in Chicago.  “They might say something as simple as, ‘It feels like we haven’t had any time this week to connect. Can we take some time just the two of us this weekend?’” she continued.


  1. They also make it a ‘we’ problem instead of a ‘you’ problem.

Couples in solid relationships try their hardest not to lay the blame on the other. To that end, they’ve made some tweaks to the way they speak to each other: Specifically, when discussing any thorny issues, they use “we” language instead of “you” language, Kepler said.

For instance, “It’s important to me that we’re in agreement on what we do for child care when I go back to work,” not “I really need you to get with the program on this child care thing.”  “This helps to reduce possible defensiveness and one partner feeling ‘blamed’ for the disconnect,” Kepler said. “Connection works both ways; both partners are responsible for turning toward their partner.”


  1. When disconnection happens, secure couples are more likely to respond versus react.

As human beings, we’re hard-wired for connection as a means of survival. When we sense a disconnection from our partner, the survival, primal part of our brain lights up and we have an automatic fight-or-flight reaction, said Jennifer Chappell Marsh, a marriage and family therapist in San Diego.

Secure couples notice when they’re feeling triggered and instead of yelling, fault-finding or withdrawing (reacting), they warmly reach for their partner and communicate their needs for harmony and connection (respond).  “Then they communicate their needs for connection in a healthy way,” Chappell Marsh said. “For example, instead of saying, ‘You never spend time with me anymore,’ a partner may say, ‘I’ve noticed we haven’t spent much time together. I miss you. I’d love to plan a date this weekend.’”


  1. They make a plan to reconnect.

After calling out the problem and getting a handle on their fight-or-flight reaction, happy couples brainstorm ways to foster reconnection, said Ryan Howes, a psychologist in Pasadena, California, and the author of the “Mental Health Journal for Men.”

“Do you need to talk more, have more focus on intimacy, or hang out with others socially?” he said. “Much of this depends on your own wants and needs, and how these mesh with your partner, but if you work collaboratively you should be able to get back on track with your relationship.”


  1. They recognize the problem may be unrelated to their relationship.

Sometimes, it isn’t about you; your partner might be going through something wholly separate from your relationship, said Beatty Cohan, a psychotherapist and author of “For Better, for Worse, Forever: Discover the Path to Lasting Love.” It could be a full plate at work or that they’re feeling estranged from a sibling they’re usually close with. Happy couples ask open-ended questions to get to the bottom of things (“I’ve noticed something seems off. Is everything going OK?”) rather than jumping to self-centered conclusions (The classic “Are you mad at me?”).  “Happy couples talk openly about why they may be feeling the way they’re feeling,” Cohan said. “Maybe the disconnect is not about the relationship, but about some individual problem, past or present.”

When a partner pushes away or otherwise creates distance, the secure person tries not to immediately take it personally, added Susan Pease Gadoua, a therapist in Northern California.  “Happy partners understand that they are not the cause of the issue,” she said. “They trust that their partner would talk to them about the issue if it did involve something they did. Happy partners communicate openly and honestly so when there are breaches in their connection, they can withstand them much better than if they were conflict avoidant, for example, and had no foundation in trust because they lacked honesty.”


Those in healthy relationships find it easy to put themselves in their partner’s shoes ― or else they’ve learned how to do it with time and practice.

“A little thoughtfulness in this conversation can make a big difference,” Howes said. “Are they overwhelmed at work? Are they experiencing grief, anxiety or self-esteem problems?”

Rather than blasting them with, ‘I need more from you!’ the therapist said you might soften this with something like, ‘I know work has been a mess for you lately, is there anything I can do to help so we can free up some time to connect?’”  “This is an appeal for partnership, and if both of you hold this mindset you may be able to support each other on multiple fronts,” Howes said.


  1. They know the disconnect is only temporary.

Attachment styles ― how we’ve been taught to emotionally bond and show affection to others in our adult lives ― underlie our dating and relationship behavior. When there is a foundation of secure connection versus insecure, disconnection isn’t experienced as the end of the world, Chappell Marsh said.

The therapist said there are three main components of maintaining a generally secure connection with your partner. You can remember it by thinking of the acronym ARE.

Availability, Responsiveness, Emotionally engaged,” she said. “Essentially, couples who feel their partner is available for them when they need them, responsive to their needs, and care about them are more securely connected.”


  1. They follow through.

Bridging the divide here isn’t solely about good communication; happy couples back their words up with measurable actions, Howes said.

“You have to set realistic goals and follow through to get back on track,” he said. “Will you actually make that camping trip or date night happen, or were they just empty words?”  The happiest couples even check in with each other with a “state of the union” every week or so, regardless of how the relationship seems to be going.

“This brief chat usually starts with one person saying, ‘So, how are we doing this week?’ and then talk about the ups, downs and areas to work on for the coming week,” Howes said. “If this is done regularly, and not only when there is a problem, it tends to keep things running smoothly.”


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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