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Born on this day!! Singer-guitarist Mike Pender of The Searchers is 81. Movie producer-director George Miller (“Mad Max”) is 77. Actor Hattie Winston (“Becker”) is 77. Singer Jennifer Warnes is 75. Actor-director Tim Kazurinsky (“Police Academy” films) is 72. Musician Robyn Hitchcock is 69. Actor Robert Gossett (“Major Crimes,” “The Closer”) is 68. Guitarist John Lilley of The Hooters is 68. Actor Miranda Richardson is 64. Actor Mary Page Keller (“Ryan’s Hope,” “Another World” is 61. Actor Laura Harring (“Mulholland Drive,” ″Gossip Girl”) is 58. Drummer Duncan Phillips of Newsboys is 58. Rapper-actor Tone Loc is 56. Actor Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”) is 52. Singer Brett Warren of The Warren Brothers is 51. Actor David Faustino (“Married… With Children”) is 48. Gospel singer Jason Crabb is 45. Singer Ronan Keating of Boyzone is 45. Rapper Lil’ Flip is 41. Actor Jessica Biel is 40. Guitarist Joe “Blower” Garvey of Hinder is 38. Musician Brett Hite of Frenship is 36. Singer Camila Cabello is 25. Actor Thomas Barbusca (“The Mick”) is 19. Actor Reylynn Caster (TV’s “Me, Myself and I”) is 19.


1845 – Florida became the 27th state in the United States.
1875 – Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen debuted in Paris, to cool audience reception and panned by critics.
1879 – Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood became the first woman lawyer to be admitted to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States.
1918 – Germany, Austria, and Russia signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk.
1931 – The “Star-Spangled Banner” was adopted as the national anthem.
1991 – Rodney King’s vicious beating by Los Angeles police officers was caught on videotape.
2000 – Former dictator Augusto Pinochet returned to Chile after being detained in Britain on torture charges.
2003 – New embassies opened in Kenya and Tanzania, to replace those lost in the 1998 terrorist bombings.

Today Is: I Want You To Be Happy Day, International Ear Care Day, National Anthem Day, National Hospitalist Day, National Mulled Wine Day, Princess Day, Simplify Your Life Day, Soup It Forward Day, What If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs? Day, World Birth Defects Day, World Book Day, World Hearing Awareness Day, World Wildlife Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Young Sheldon  8:30 – Be Positive / 9:00 – Ghosts  /  9:30 – United State AI /  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 –  Station 19  / 9:00 – Grey’s Anatomy  /  10:00 – Big Sky
FOX – 8:00 – Joe Millionaire  /  9:00 – Call Me Kat  /  9:30 – Pivoting
CW – 8:00 – Walker   /  9:00 – Legacies

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Jamie Dornan, Louisa Jacobson, Shenseea
Jimmy Fallon: Sam Heughan, Band of Horses
Seth Meyers: Amy Poehler, Jeffrey Wright, Carter McLean
James Corden: Camila Cabello, Nathan Lane
Watch What Happens Live: Charli XCX, Shay Mitchell
The View: Amy Poehler
The Talk: Jason Clarke
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Clayton Echard, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Faroosh Torabi, guest co-host Maria Menounos
Ellen DeGeneres: Jimmie Allen, Priscilla Block, guest host Mickey Guyton
The Real: The hosts reveal their favorite moments from Season 8
Kelly Clarkson: Colin Farrell, Stephanie Izard, Avril Lavigne
Tamron Hall: Stephen A. Smith (R 10/26/21)
Drew Barrymore: Eitan Bernath

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

QUESTION: Remember the TINDER SWINDLER on Netflix???  Guess what.. HE JUST GOT SWINDLED!! Welcome to Hollywood, you rat!!


QUESTION: You’re an international sex symbol, now what? Zelensky gets a SITCOM on British TV!! It’s called “At Your Service” on the UK’s channel 4!!


QUESTION: Is he trying to tell us something? Kanye’s new music video shows him BURING PETE DAVIDSON ALIVE!!! (Has he lost it??)


QUESTION: Ever stay in an Airbnb in TEXAS?? Then this guy may have a video of you NAKED and/or HAVING SEX!! He just got nabbed by the po-po!!
A Jay Allee, 54, faces 15 counts of invasive visual recording after he allegedly took more than 2,000 pictures of guests naked and having sex on a hidden camera

QUESTION: Are these people TOO DAMNED DUMB TO LIVE? “Wheel of Fortune” contestants have major trouble with a SIMPLE puzzle!!!

Latest ‘Wheel of Fortune’ disaster has fans ‘screaming at the TV’

Lindsay Lohan Teams With Netflix

Lindsay Lohan is teaming up with Netflix and will star in two new films for them.  The two films will come after the release of Lohan’s Netflix romantic comedy Falling for Christmas.  “The world first fell in love with Lindsay Lohan when she played a set of twins — and Netflix is once again giving the world twice the Lindsay to love through a creative partnership that will see her star in two new films!” Netflix said on Twitter about the deal.  “We’re so happy with our collaboration with Lindsay to date, and we’re thrilled to continue our partnership with her. We look forward to bringing more of her films to our members around the world,” Christina Rogers, director independent film at Netflix said in a statement. Falling for Christmas will follow Lohan as a spoiled hotel heiress who gets into a skiing accident and started to suffer from amnesia. Lohan’s character will find herself in the care of a handsome lodge owner and his daughter leading up to Christmas.
**********They’re trying to make back some of the money they wasted on Harry and Meghan!!!
*****Why does “Falling for Christmas” sound a lot like “Overboard??”
*******We got a deal with Netflix, too!! $14.99 a month.. unlimited streams!!

AMC Charging More For The Batman

Fans may need to carry some extra cash with them if they’re off to see “The Batman” this weekend.  AMC Theatres are planning to charge higher ticket prices for the Robert Pattinson movie when it opens tomorrow (Friday).  They are experimenting with variable pricing for films, meaning they want to charge more money for certain, presumably higher-budget movies.  AMC’s CEO Adam Aron announced the news on Tuesday during a web call about the company’s quarterly profits: “Currently, our prices for ‘The Batman’ are slightly higher than the prices we are charging for other movies playing in the same theaters at the same time,” he said.  According to the Verge, the UK-based AMC subsidiary Odeon got more cash from moviegoers for its “Premier” seats in the middle of its theaters. These special chairs cost around $12.65, compared to $10 for a regular seat at a cinema in South London. They are also charging $13.30 for a ticket to “The Batman,” while “Sing 2” is only $10.  Meanwhile, at a Long Island theater, tickets for the Tom Holland adventure film “Uncharted” are $19.49, while access to “The Batman” will cost $20.49. In Los Angeles, an adult ticket for “Uncharted” was sold for $17.49, and “The Batman” is $25.49 per stub.
*********We’re screwed!! We can’t even afford the gas to get to the movie theater!!
*****They ARE holding down the price of popcorn!! It’s still just $100 a bucket!!
*******For that price, we reserve the right to strangle any kid who starts talking during the movie!!

Wendy Williams Ex Suing Production Company

Wendy Williams’ ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, is suing the production company of her eponymous daytime talk show for wrongful termination.  The civil lawsuit filed in New York City federal court Monday claims Debmar-Mercury wrongfully fired Hunter “on the basis of his marital status” to Williams.  “Hunter was one of the reasons behind the Wendy William Show’s tremendous success and everything seemed to go south after he left,” Hunter’s attorney, Abe George, said in a statement Wednesday morning.  “Mr. Hunter was unlawfully terminated solely due to his marital status to Wendy, which is contrary to human rights laws in NYC.”  Hunter was fired from his role as executive producer from “The Wendy Williams Show” in April 2019, just a week after the now-reclusive talk show host filed for divorce from him after his then-girlfriend Sharina Hudson became pregnant.  “This lawsuit seeks to compensate Mr. Hunter for the sweat equity that he put into the show and that Debmar-Mercury will continue to profit on even in their new reincarnation of the Wendy Williams Show,” George added, referencing the cancellation of the show and Sherri Shepherd’s permanent takeover.
**********Divorce… the gift that keeps on giving!!
*******She divorced him just because he started a family with his mistress?? How narrow-minded!!

Jason Momoa Is Working On His Family

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet still appear to have a special connection.  He says he and his estranged wife are “still family.”  He showed his support for Bonet’s daughter, Zoe Kravitz, at “The Batman” premiere in New York City on Tuesday. He was accompanied by his and Bonet’s 14-year-old daughter, Lola, and 13-year-old son, Nakoa-Wolf.  “We’re just so proud. Lisa couldn’t be here so we’re representing, me and the babies,” Momoa told Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet. “We’re very excited to just be here. … It’s still family, you know?”  A day before the premiere, Momoa shared a sweet message for Kravitz on his Instagram, writing how excited he was to celebrate her latest project.  “CHEEEEHUUUUUUUU. SO EXCITED @channingtatum and I are on our way to see our ZOZO. finally @thebatman premiere. i’m so beyond proud of you @zoeisabellakravitz,” he wrote, alongside photos of him and actor Channing Tatum.  Momoa and Bonet announced in January that they were splitting after 16 years together and four years of marriage.
***********They love each other!! So much that they can’t live together anymore!!!

Ellen Buys Another Mansion

Ellen DeGeneres has spent nearly $21 million for a Moorish-inspired spread in Santa Barbara County, California, according to  Located in Montecito, Villa Tragara’s design influence comes from the Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain. The nearly 12,000-square-foot property, on 2.45 acres, asked as much as $35 million in 2019, according to reports at the time — meaning she got quite the deal. She and her wife Portia de Rossi aren’t strangers to Montecito. Dirt notes the couple own a $14.3 million ranch there, as well as a small cottage too.  Also in Montecito, a property that DeGeneres and de Rossi bought in September 2021 for $12 million off-market, which now asks $13.9 million for sale. They also own a midcentury modern home in Beverly Hills, which DeGeneres shelled out $8.5 million to get last August.
*********Yeah, she’s rich… but is she happy?? Well… yes, she is!!
******She won’t live in the new mansion. She’ll use it as an Airbnb!!!
****12,000 square feet sounds like fun.. until you have to dust it!!

Beetlejuice Sequel In the Works

A sequel for Tim Burton’sBeetlejuice” is reportedly in the works from Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, according to Deadline.  The details-scarce project has allegedly “long been in the works at Warner Bros.,” according to the outlet, which also noted that the film is currently in a pre-script stage.  “Beetlejuice” — which starred Michael Keaton as the titular ghoul who had several misadventures with a recently deceased young couple, played by Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin — grossed $73 million worldwide in its opening year, according to Box Office Mojo, and fittingly took home an Oscar for best makeup and hairstyling in 1989. There was no word on whether any of the original movie’s stars would reprise their roles.
********Michael Keaton returns.. and this time, he won’t need any makeup!!
********He’s joined in the afterlife by the ghost of Alec Baldwin!!
*****Now they have to say “Beetlejuice” 6 times!! You know.. inflation!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Poison Pen Perry!! – (National Enquirer)

Bitter Matthew Perry will dish dirt on his former “Friends” castmates in his upcoming memoir, and the superstars fear their deepest secrets are about to be exposed by the blubbery blabbermouth, insiders reveal. But while Hollywood’s buzzing over Perry’s tell-all, it’s old news to National ENQUIRER readers who got the scoop months ago!! “The early word is he’s gonna hit hard, and it’s not gonna be pretty,” confides an insider. “He’s known to have been very unhappy with the way he was treated back in his heyday, and there will be no hiding place for the folks who turned their backs on him when he needed them most.” The former pill-popper and boozer, 52, will come out swinging with a bridges-burning book, which is due out in November and netted him a $1 million payday, sources snitch. But more than three months ago, spies told the ENQUIRER his co-stars were already worrying their old pal would tears them to shreds! Perry played Chandler Bing on the hit NBC sitcom from 1994 to 2004, alongside Jennifer Aniston, 53, Lisa Kudrow, 58, David Schwimmer, 55, Matt LeBlanc, 54, and Courteney Cox, 57. The insider squeals, “Matthew will come clean about his feelings for Courteney.. He’ll discuss what he knew about Jennifer Aniston’s failed marriage to Brad Pitt. It’s a nightmare for Jen, Courteney, Lisa and the boys. All of them are panicking!!”



Lottery Winner Dodges Winning Calls

An Australian woman found out she had won a lottery jackpot of more than $70,000 after multiple days of dodging phone calls that she assumed were scammers.  The Frenchs Forest, New South Wales, woman told The Lott officials she bought a ticket for the Feb. 25 Lucky Lotteries drawing at, but forgot to check her account after the drawing.  Lottery officials tried contacting the winner by phone, but the woman ignored the calls for several days, assuming they were scam-related.  “I received some phone calls and emails straight after the draw, but I didn’t recognize the phone number or email, so I didn’t answer or take any notice! I said to myself, ‘It’s definitely a scam,'” the woman recalled.  “I ignored the phone calls and emails for a few days, and then, eventually, I decided to log in to my online The Lott account. It all started to make sense when I discovered I’d won.”  The woman won a jackpot of $72,580.50. The winner said she still is thinking about how to use her prize money.
********How many things have YOU missed out on, because you didn’t recognize the number?? We call people to give them things, and they WON’T ANSWER!!
******If we didn’t open every email, we wouldn’t have a relationship with a nice Nigerian Prince!! We just sent him $5,000 so he can get his million$ out of the bank and send us money!!

Student Accepted To 18 Colleges

A Pennsylvania high school student is facing a big decision after being accepted to 18 colleges and being offered more than $1 million in scholarships.  Brianna Maddonni, a senior at Interboro High School in Prospect Park, amassed a total $1.08 million in scholarship offers, but she said she hasn’t yet decided where to go.  Maddonni, who has a 4.0 grade-point average and plays varsity lacrosse, said she believes the key to her success was learning to advocate for herself after finding out she has genetic hearing loss.  “If somebody’s walking in front of me and they’re trying to talk to me when I’m behind them, I can’t hear a word they say,” she told WPVI-TV.  Maddonni said she put a lot of work into applying for schools and scholarships.  “I revised my college essay several times, and I applied to all the scholarships that I could, and if they had an honors college, I applied to the honors college,” she said.  Jasmine Woodson, a guidance counselor at Interboro High School, said putting in the effort is key to getting scholarships.
*********We say enroll in all 18, and take the money!!!!
*****That $1 million is more than you’ll make with your degree!!!

MJ’s Debut Game Ticket Sells Big

An unused ticket to Michael Jordan’s NBA debut game with the Chicago Bulls in 1984 was auctioned for $468,000.  Heritage Auctions said the ticket to the Oct. 26, 1984, Chicago Bulls home game against the Washington Bullets sold for $468,000.  Mike Cole, the ticket’s former owner, said he was gifted two tickets to the game by Jerry Sachs, a Bullets executive and family friend, while he was attending Northwestern University in the 1980s. He said one of the tickets remained intact because he had been unable to find anyone to attend the game with him.  Heritage said the ticket is the only known surviving example of an unused ticket from the game, which marked the NBA debut of superstar Michael Jordan.  Cole, who does not consider himself a collector, said he was shocked to see how high the auction climbed.  “I’ve never held on to these items thinking one day they’re going to be worth a lot of money,” he told the Chicago Tribune. “I hold on to them because they are memories of good experiences and times spent with family and friends, and as we get older, as is in my case, it’s often enjoyable to think of those times from the past.”  The sum fetched by the ticket was briefly a new record for the auction of a sports ticket, but it was broken a short time later when a ticket stub from Jackie Robinson’s April 15, 1947, Major League Baseball debut game sold for $480,000.
**********Yeah… that’s the trump card!!!
****Michael’s used game shorts went for more than that!!
TOPIC: Do you collect anything?? Except for dust and bills??

Man Claims He Wasn’t Driving Out Of Control Bentley

A man found in the driver’s seat of a Bentley that had just crashed into multiple parked vehicles in a Los Angeles neighborhood Tuesday morning told responders he wasn’t the driver.  The crash was reported around 2 a.m. near the intersection of Vanowen Street and Sunset Ridge Court.  Video from a nearby Nest camera showed what appeared to be a speeding vehicle slam into a car, then hit several more vehicles as it spun out of control.  The damaged black Bentley was nearly unrecognizable when it finally came to a stop.  A man found sitting in the driver’s seat said someone else was driving the luxury car at the time of the crash.  “I wasn’t driving … ask these guys. My friends,” the man can be heard saying in a separate video.  A responder then asks the man why he was in the driver’s seat and the man says, “Right now, we switched … Ask him. Ask anybody.”  The man was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, according to firefighters.
********More importantly, was the car OK??? (LA question)







Best Jobs for Teens 



Job Eligibility for Teenagers

The state in which you live determines your eligibility for certain types of employment. The U.S. Department of Labor doesn’t allow anyone under the age of 14 to work, and it limits the amount of hours someone can work before they turn 16.

But each state has different child labor laws that vary depending not just on age, but also on the type of work. Some states also require permits to work during certain hours of the day or during the school year and have laws surrounding how many hours per week you can work.

If you’re unsure about your eligibility for employment in your state, check out the Department of Labor’s website.


What Kinds of Jobs are Good for Teens?

If you’re a teen looking for a job, it’s likely that you don’t have any prior work experience. But luckily, there are thousands of jobs available to you that don’t require any education, experience or even training.

Because your job needs to fit around your work schedule, hourly jobs are the best options for teens. You’ll be able to work a few hours a day after school and on weekends without having to skip class or leave your homework unfinished.

For example, you could work at a fast food restaurant, stock shelves at a grocery store, serve food at a restaurant or help customers at a retail shop.

Another option is to work for yourself. Instead of working under a manager, a lot of teens are able to make money by offering their skills to friends, family and neighbors without applying for more traditional jobs. For example, you can babysit, become a tutor or offer up other skills you have — like mowing lawns or washing cars.


Best Online Jobs for Teens

While working at an ice cream shop or skate shop sounds fun, there are also online jobs that are available to teenagers. If you’re over 16 (or 18, in some cases) you can get paid to write online, answer questions as a call center representative, do data entry or even be a virtual assistant.

Online jobs allow for a greater flexibility in your schedule and don’t require you to have a car or use public transportation. And more and more of these online companies are open to hire teens.

You can find the best online jobs by using a job search engine like ZipRecruiter.


Best Summer Jobs for Teens

If working after school doesn’t fit into your schedule, a lot of high schoolers choose to take summer jobs. Being a lifeguard or camp counselor are just a few summer-specific jobs that can earn you plenty of cash before school starts again in the fall.

If you have a car, being a delivery driver is a job you can have year-round and ramp up your hours during summer, winter and spring breaks. On sites like DoorDash or UberEats, delivery drivers set their own hours and can add more during their time off school.


How to Fit a Job Into Your School Schedule

Between classes, homework, chores and, of course, your social life, finding time to work and make some money can be hard as a teen. But thankfully, many job opportunities provide teens with a flexible schedule because they know these young employees have a lot on their plate.

During your interview, talk to your potential employer about what days and hours you will be available to work. By letting them know ahead of time, you won’t need to worry about being scheduled during soccer practice or later than your curfew.

Additionally, use your new job as an opportunity to get friendly with your coworkers and maybe even make friends — these are people who can help you out when you need to switch shifts to study for a test or go out of town for a debate competition. Having a good relationship with both your boss and the people you work alongside will make it easier for you to fit work into your busy school schedule.


How Much You Can Get Paid as a Teen

Real talk — if this is your first job, you’ll probably start by making minimum wage. But we all have to start somewhere! The national minimum wage is $7.25/hour for exempt employees (non tip-based jobs, like servers) but many states have enacted their own minimum wage laws that see entry-level hourly jobs paying as much as $15 an hour.

That being said, the current labor market is seeing a rise in pay at traditionally minimum-wage jobs, like fast food restaurants and retail. So even if your state has a minimum wage of $10, many employers are offering up to 50% more average pay plus sign-on bonuses in order to hire and retain their workers.

If you’re searching for jobs for teens on the ZipRecruiter website, you can find jobs that pay higher by filtering job searches and job alerts by salary range.

If you’re working for yourself as a babysitter or tutor, you can set your own price and have flexible hours.

Babysitters, for example, can charge based on a number of factors. These include whether their town has a high cost of living, how many kids are in a home, how old they are and what types of activities they’ll do with the kids. Plus, knowing first aid practices and having certifications like CPR can let them charge more (and be more attractive to parents looking to trust someone with their little ones).


How to Start Your Job Search For the Best Jobs For Teens

Finding a job when you’re a teen has never been easier. With all of the options available and websites that aggregate them, you’ll be able to find and apply for tons of jobs.

Our favorite is ZipRecuiter, because it’s free, easy to use and has more than 9 million available jobs to choose from.

Here’s how to find jobs to apply to on ZipRecruiter:

  1. Search by location and keyword. Try using keywords like “retail,” “grocery” or “entry-level.”
  2. Narrow down your search using ZipRecruiter’s filters. For example, you can filter by salary range, part-time or temporary and distance. If you know what company you want to work for, you can also narrow your search by employer name.
  3. Apply for these jobs through ZipRecruiter’s website. You can apply as a guest and fill out each application individually — or you can sign up for a free account and let ZipRecruiter do the work every time you apply for a new job.

If the job you’re looking for isn’t showing up yet, you can set up job alerts and ZipRecruiter will let you know when new jobs matching your job alert requirements and keywords are posted.


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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