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Born on this day!! Singer Diana Trask is 82. Actor Ted Shackelford (“Knots Landing”) is 76. Actor Bryan Brown (“The Thorn Birds”) is 75. Former “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson is 66. Actor Frances McDormand is 65. Drummer Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth is 60. Director Josh Whedon (“The Avengers,” ″Marvels’ Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) is 58. Singer Chico DeBarge is 52. Actor Selma Blair is 50. Actor Joel Edgerton (“Loving”) is 48. Singer KT Tunstall is 47. Singer Virgo Williams of Ghostown DJs is 47. Actor Emmanuelle Vaugier (“Two and a Half Men”) is 46. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is 45. Actor Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 42. Singer Duffy is 38.


1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called a ”Type-Writer.”
1947 – The Senate overrode President Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
1969 – Warren Burger was sworn in as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
1972 – Richard Nixon and H. R. Haldeman discussed ways to obstruct the FBI’s Watergate investigation.
1992 – Mobster John Gotti was sentenced to life in prison.
1995 – Dr. Jonas Salk, the medical pioneer who developed the first polio vaccine, died.
2003 – The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the University of Michigan’s School of Law affirmative action policy.

Today Is: International Widows’ Day, Let It Go Day, National Detroit-style Pizza Day, National Hydration Day, Pink Flamingo Day (Lawn Ornaments), Public Service Day, Runner’s Selfie Day, SAT Math Day, Typing Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Young Sheldon  /  8:30 – United States Of Al  / 9:00 – Ghosts  /  9:30 –  Positive  / 10:00 – Bull
NBC – 8:00 – Law and Order  /  9:00 – Law and Order SVU  /  10:00 – Law and Order Organized Crime
ABC – 8:00 –  NBA Draft
FOX – 8:00 – Master Chef  /  9:00 – Master Chef
CW – 8:00 – Walker   /  9:00 – Superman and Lois

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Evan Rachel Wood, Chris Hemsworth, Conan Gray
Stephen Colbert: Beto O’Rourke, Matilda Lawler
Seth Meyers: Maya Rudolph, Werner Herzog, Ralph Alexander
James Corden: Austin Butler, Jeff Goldblum, Zac Brown Band
Watch What Happens Live: Craig Conover, Shep Rose
The Talk: Rob Corddry, Sameer Jha
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Mark Cuban, Monica Mangin, Alana Haim, Jesse Williams
Ellen DeGeneres: Jamie Foxx (R 11/10/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Austin Butler, Chris Daughtry
Tamron Hall: A man wakes up and cannot remember 20 years of his life (R 9/14/21)
Drew Barrymore: Michael Zegen, Priya Krishna, Rtu Krishna (R 2/15/22)

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

QUESTION: What was he THINKING?? This 83-year-old just had a son with his 35-year-old wife!! He lives knowing he’ll never see the boy grow up!! (Or reach puberty)


QUESTION: WHY did this groom have to order a replacement gown for his bride?? He accidentally used the original to BURY HIS GRANDMOTHER!! Huh?????


QUESTION: What does it MEAN?? Five planets line up perfectly!! Look for MERCURY, VENUS, MARS, JUPITER and SATURN visible every morning through June!!!!!!


QUESTION: How did this woman get out of a FIVE HOUR HOSTAGE ORDEAL?? She made a little note on her GRUBHUB ORDER.. and cops saved the day!!

QUESTION: How did he PEE with those things?? Johnny Depp’s “Edward Scissorhands” prop sells at auction for $81,250.. more than TWICE the official estimate!!!!
'Edward Scissorhands' Memorabilia From Propstore

Brad Pitt’s Acting Career May End Soon

Brad Pitt teased his upcoming retirement from Hollywood in a recent interview.  While speaking with GQ, he hinted he is in the last stretch of his career.  “I consider myself on my last leg,” Pitt told the outlet before adding, “this last semester or trimester. What is this section gonna be? And how do I wanna design that?”  He began acting at the age of 22 after he left the University of Missouri just before receiving his degree in Journalism. He had planned to pursue a career as an art director, but ended up landing roles in “Another World” and “Growing Pains” after taking acting classes.  Pitt would go on to land roles in “Thelma & Louise,” “Moneyball” and “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.”  Creating things and making things is something that Pitt has always enjoyed doing.  “I’m one of those creatures that speaks through art,” Pitt told the outlet. “I just want to always make. If I’m not making, I’m dying in some way.”  Pitt’s latest project “Bullet Train” hits theaters on Aug. 5th.
********So now we’re confused! Is he quitting or not quitting??
*****He could be making a salad, for all we know!!
*****Honestly?? We were waiting for him to START acting!!

Charlie Sheen Now Supports His Daughters Online Account

Charlie Sheen reversed his stance on his 18-year-old daughter Sami joining OnlyFans, thanks to his ex-wife, Denise Richards, after initially saying he didn’t “condone” the idea.  “Denise has illuminated a variety of salient points, that in my haste, i overlooked and dismissed,” Sheen said in a statement obtained by Fox News Digital. “Now more than ever, it’s essential that Sami have a united parental front to rely upon, as she embarks on this new adventure. From this moment forward, she’ll have it abundantly.”  Sami, who has nearly 200,000 followers total across every major social media platform, turned 18 in March. She recently moved back in with her mother following turbulent times between the pair, who have since seemed to mend their relationship.  Sami announced earlier this month that she had plans to join the subscription-based service, known for its adult content, where creators can post photos and videos for monetary income. Bella Thorne, Blac Chyna, Cardi B, Carmen Electra and Amber Rose are just a few celebrities with accounts on the site.
*****Sex sells!! And they’re selling!!
*******Charlie realized he was wrong when she offered him a commission!!!
*****Do her father’s dirtbag friends get a discount??

Kim Kardashian Scolds Kids On Tonight Show

The “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” audience got a live look at Kim Kardashian reprimanding her sons Tuesday.  She was rehashing her October 2021 “Saturday Night Live” appearance when Jimmy Fallon interrupted to say, “I’m hearing kids.”  Kardashian turned to Saint, 6, and Psalm, 3, and asked, “Guys, can you stop? This is, like, your first time at work with me. Can you please?”  After telling viewers that the little ones were “making so much noise,” she warned the brothers not to “mess this up.”  Psalm was removed from the audience when he continued to be loud, but Saint silently stayed put with his friend Remi.  The tot could be seen giggling behind his face mask when Kardashian gave Fallon a mini facial with her Skkn products.
*******They were only rowdy because they hadn’t seen her in a couple of years!!
*****They take after their father.. a lot!!

Gloria Estefan Defends Shakira

Gloria Estefan is happy she didn’t end up performing alongside Jennifer Lopez and Shakira for the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show.  During her guest appearance on Wednesday’s “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” she confirmed she rejected the offer to join the ladies on the world’s biggest stage – and addressed Lopez’s comments about having to share the honor with another icon.  “Look, this is the bottom line. You have very little time, like 12 minutes or something, to get things on and off the set,” Estefan explained.  “So, could you do it with one person? Yes, but I think they wanted to throw a Miami and Latin extravaganza and they tried to pack it as much as possible.”  Throwing some subtle shade at Lopez, Estefan said, “OK, and imagine what J.Lo would have said if I was the third [performer]!”  She continued, “I literally would come out, done ‘Shake Your Body’ [‘Conga’] and out. It was their moment. Plus, I didn’t want to go on a diet in December.”  Lopez argued that the NFL should have picked just one of them to headline the show inside Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium; not both.
*********If Gloria had been part of the show, J Lo would’ve shot her!!
******J Lo’s great and everything, but almost everybody was “Team Shakira!!”
****In J Lo’s perfect world, J Lo is the only woman, surrounded by a billion worshipers!!

Back To The Future Musical

A “Back to the Future” musical, based on the 1985 film that starred Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, is coming to Broadway.  Producers confirmed the show’s transfer from the West End to Broadway to Deadline on Wednesday, with a debut sometime in 2023.  “Synchronize Your Watches — The Future’s coming to Broadway in 2023!!!,” reads the tweet which includes a clip featuring the West End actors.  The West End version of the show — which opened in 2021 — features music and lyrics from Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard as well as a book written by the original “Back to the Future” writer Bob Gale.  While no official Broadway cast has been announced, the roles of Marty McFly and Doc Brown are played by Olly Dobson and Roger Bart.
*********60 years ago, movies were based on Broadway plays!! Now it’s the other way around!!
****The only person writing original material for Broadway is Linn Manuel Miranda!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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“I am gonna be more than happy to be happily divorced and spend the rest of my life alone.”- Valerie Bertinelli, on whether she’ll ever remarry.
“Protect yourself at all times, because they are combative and they want to fight.”- Jeff Goldblum, on his advice as the dad to two sons, Charlie, 6, and River, 5.
“Those Robert Langdon sequels are hooey. The Da Vinci Code was hooey. I mean, Dan Brown. God bless him.” – Tom Hanks, on his character in the movie adaptations of Brown’s books.



Goat Born With Giant Ears

A Pakistani goat farm owner said a recently born baby might be a new world record after her ears were measured at nearly 19 inches.  Muhammad Hassan Narejo of the Narejo Goat Farm in Sindh said the baby goat, named Simba, was born June 5, and Narejo immediately noticed her unusually long ears, which drag on the ground when the animal walks.  Narejo said Simba is a Nubian goat, a breed known for their long ears, but her ears are long even by Nubian standards, possibly owing to a genetic mutation.  The farmer said Simba is in good health and he believes she could end up as a Guinness World Record holder when she reaches her full size.  See the video HERE.
*****They named her “Prince Charles!!”
*****We have something that drags on the ground when we walk!! Not our ears!!
*****Her father said, “There’s a bloodhound in the woodshed!!”

Squirrel Interrupts Baseball Game

A game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh was briefly interrupted when a squirrel ran out onto the field.  Video of Monday night’s game shows the squirrel appear to enter from stands on the third base side of the field during the bottom of the second inning and run toward the left field corner while members of the grounds crew give chase.  The squirrel visited the Cubs’ bullpen before apparently exiting the field, as no further squirrel sightings occurred during the game.  See the video HERE.
********He was carrying a beer and a bag of peanuts!!
******He was naked, but hiding his nuts!!

Guy Playing Catch Gets Attacked By Alligator

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said alligators can be in any body of water in all 67 Florida counties. While attacks are rare, they do happen.  A normal game of catch turned into a nightmare for Samuel Ray when he was attacked by an alligator from a pond.  “It was about a foot away from the water,” said Ray. “And then as soon as I put my hand on the ball, I bent over and picked it up. That’s when I saw the gator’s eye. It lunged out, and it was so fast, it was like a lightning strike.”  Before he knew it, the gator clamped down on Ray’s hand like a vice. His shoulder was dislocated and he was waist-deep in the water. Ray acted quickly on pure adrenaline.  “I just knew that I had one second and socked him as hard as I could so that he would release my hand,” Ray said.  The gator released him. He crawled out of the water and cried out for his family to call 911.
**********And still.. they don’t put the gators down!! They protect ’em!! Why???

Comedian Investigated For Jokes

Comedian Joe Lycett has revealed he has been investigated by police – after a person who watched one of his tour shows complained over what they deemed to be an offensive joke.  He said this involved him writing a statement to explain the context of his on-stage joke to officers, which meant he had to put the words “giant donkey d***” into a message to the force in question.  Thankfully, Lycett said the matter had since been closed.  He has been touring since March, playing to audiences in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Edinburgh, York, Hull, Ipswich, Sheffield, Glasgow, Stockton, Newcastle, Cambridge, Stockport, Liverpool, Northampton, Birmingham, Belfast, and Cardiff so far.  However, he did not say which tour show led to the police complaint.  In a message posted on social media, Lycett said: “So someone came to my tour show a few weeks back and was offended by one of the jokes. And their perfectly understandable response to this was… to call the f****** police.  “To be fair to them the fuzz were very nice about it all but felt they had a duty to investigate. This involved me writing a statement explaining the context of the joke for them; I particularly enjoyed putting the words ‘giant donkey d*** into a message to a police detective.  “Charmed, and hopefully amused, the rozzers have since closed the matter. You’ll be pleased to know that the joke – which I consider to be one of the best I’ve ever written – remains firmly and proudly in the show.”
**********That’s good news, because we’re giving away a Giant Donkey Dick this morning!!







Why Am I Having Nightmares? Here Are A Few Sneaky Causes.



Alcohol, recreational drugs, medication and supplements

A night out at the bar can be a lot of fun, but it may not be so great when you’re trying to sleep later. While alcohol can help you sleep deeply at first, “as the blood alcohol level reduces, the reverse happens: There is more shallow sleep and more frequent waking. This can lead to more REM [or rapid eye movement] sleep, which triggers nightmares and vivid dreams,” said Phil Lawlor, a sleep expert at the mattress company Dormeo.

Antidepressants and opioids can also increase the frequency of bad dreams. “While it is not entirely clear why this happens — there’s still so much we don’t understand about the brain — the increased level of neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, that these substances provide, create changes in the way we dream, often leading to more vivid dreaming and thus more intense nightmares,” said Verena Senn, a sleep expert with Emma Sleep who has researched sleep and the brain for almost 15 years.

Melatonin, a supplement that can help you fall asleep, can also cause bad dreams. (You just can’t win, it seems!) “There is no conclusive evidence as to how melatonin affects our dreams; however, there are connections to high levels of melatonin causing nightmares because you are less likely to leave enough of the transition time between being awake and being asleep,” Lawlor explained.

The fix: You can still have that glass of wine at night (if that’s healthy for you otherwise). Just drink it at least four hours before bed, according to Lawlor.

Addressing the medication and supplement side is a little harder since you may need those things to function. Ultimately, talk to your doctor. “I would recommend discussing these concerns with your doctor, as they are best-placed to help you understand your options,” Senn said.


Eating before bed

Yep, your bedtime snack may hurt you, too. “This is because your body will be working hard to break down food and will send signals to your brain to be more active, which may trigger nightmares,” Lawlor said. “Additionally, food can interrupt sleep patterns due to night sweats and acid reflux. Sugary treats and spicy foods can trigger more brain waves; they are directly linked to being sleep disruptions.”

Senn agreed. “No matter what we eat, the closer we indulge to our sleep time, the harder our body will be working to digest while we rest. Eating in the hours before sleep is a habit that will certainly cause sleep disturbances and can trigger nightmares,” she said.

The fix: Listen, if you’re a nighttime snacker, we hear you. Eating something before bed can be comforting and help ensure you fall and stay asleep. So how can you have the best of both worlds? The timing of when you eat matters. Eat your last meal two to three hours before going to bed.

As far as choosing the right foods, it’s a bit of a guessing game — but only a little bit. “There is not conclusive evidence to prove that there are specific foods that directly help sleep. That said, there are foods that have been proven to promote sleep and make people feel drowsy,” Lawlor said.

He recommended proteins such as chicken, turkey, nuts and seeds. He also recommended teas, such as chamomile tea and green tea, to reduce stress. Lastly, he encouraged consulting with your dietitian or doctor before making any major changes to your diet.


Anxiety and stress

Ah yes, the trigger you probably don’t want in your life to begin with.

“Anxiety and stress caused from traumatic or worrying situations can trigger nightmares because your subconscious mind will turn fearful thoughts into a fearful story, and unpleasant story,” Lawlor said.

“During sleep, there is elevated limbic activity. … The elevated limbic activity, particularly in the amygdala [which is the part of the brain that deals with emotions] during REM sleep, may therefore exacerbate the emotional intensity experienced during dreams, which can cause nightmares,” Senn explained.

The fix: Lawlor suggested getting enough sleep since sleep deprivation can lead to both stress and nightmares. Senn suggested not engaging with scary books, movies or games before bed since they can trigger your body’s fight-or-flight response. (That’s a no on “Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”)

Exercise, meditation, keeping a journal and seeking counseling can also help you feel more emotionally relaxed in general and at night.


Sleeping on your back

Back sleepers, pay attention: “Studies have shown that back sleepers are more likely to have nightmares,” Lawlor said. “Sleeping on your back can cause breathing difficulties. When you are in REM, the lack of air may trigger a nightmare, such as being chased, suffocating or drowning.”

The fix: Sleeping on your right side is your best bet. You may change sleep positions without realizing it during the night, and that’s OK.


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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