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Born on this day!! Guitarist Gene Cornish of The Rascals is 76. Movie director-producer George Lucas is 76. Actress Meg Foster (“Cagney and Lacey”) is 72. Director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump,” ″Back to the Future”) is 69. Musician David Byrne (Talking Heads) is 68. Actor Tim Roth is 59. Guitarist C.C. DeVille of Poison is 58. Singer Ian Astbury of The Cult is 58. Actor Danny Huston (“John Adams” miniseries) is 58. Musician Fabrice Morvan of Milli Vanilli is 54. Bassist Mike Inez of Alice In Chains is 54. Singer Raphael Saadiq (Tony! Toni! Tone!) is 54. Actress Cate Blanchett is 51. Singer Danny Wood of New Kids On The Block is 51. Director Sofia Coppola (“Lost In Translation”) is 49. Actor Gabriel Mann (“Revenge”) is 48. Singer Natalie Appleton of All Saints is 47. Singer Shanice is 47. Actress Carla Jimenez (“Growing Up Fisher”) is 46. Guitarist Henry Garza of Los Lonely Boys is 42. Singer Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show is 42. Singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys is 41. Bassist Mike Retondo of Plain White T’s is 39. Actress Amber Tamblyn (“Two and a Half Men,” ″Joan of Arcadia”) is 37. Actress Miranda Cosgrove (“iCarly”) is 27.


1796 – Edward Jenner administered the first smallpox vaccine to 8-year-old James Phipps.
1804 – The Lewis and Clark expedition set out from St. Louis.
1904 – The Olympic Games were held in the United States for the first time, in St. Louis, Missouri.
1948 – British rule in Palestine came to an end as The Jewish National Council proclaimed the State of Israel. Within hours, Israel was under attack from Arab forces.
1955 – The Warsaw Pact was signed by the Soviet Union and seven other Communist bloc countries. It finally dissolved in 1991.
1973 – Skylab, the United States’ first space station, was launched into orbit.
1998 – Frank Sinatra died at the age of 82.

Today Is: Apraxia Awareness Day, National Chicken Dance Day, National Decency Day, The Stars and Stripes Forever Day, Underground America Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Young Sheldon  /  8:30 – Man With A Plan  /  9:00 – Mom  /  9:30 – Broke  /  10:00 – Tommy
NBC – 8:00 – Council Of Dads  /  9:00 – Blindspot /  10:00 – Law and Order SVU
ABC – 8:00 –  Who Wants To Be A Millionaire  /  9:00 – Station 19  /  10:00 – How To Get Away With Murder
FOX – 8:00 – Celebrity Watch Party  /  9:00 – Mental Samurai
CW – 8:00 –  Katy Keene /  9:00 – In The Dark

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Chris Evans, Mo Willems, Maroon 5
Seth Meyers: Amy Schumer, Chris Fischer, Graham Norton
James Corden: Tracy Morgan, Bazzi
Lilly Singh: Reggie Watts (R 4/17/20)
Watch What Happens Live: Stephen Colbert
The Talk: Lucy Hale, Ian Armitage
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Daveed Diggs, Dr. Eileen Kennedy-More
Ellen DeGeneres: Anderson Cooper, Bill Murray
Wendy Williams: Robin Thede
The Real: Drew Dixon
Kelly Clarkson: Lester Holt, Alessia Cara, Fortune Feimster
Tamron Hall: The rise of domestic violence in quarantine


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

QUESTION: What is a “LOVE WHISTLE??” And do YOU need some “Radiation Repelling Rocks???” Just ask DENISE RICHARDS… she swears by them!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Is JOE EXOTIC hiring helicopters to fly over his old zoo and FREAK OUT THE ANIMALS??? That’s what the new owner, Jeff Lowe says!!! Joe says: “BS!”


QUESTION: How do the British people REALLY feel about Meghan and Harry??? NOT GOOD!!! “They’ve abandoned us in our time of need!!!” (So.. you WON’T buy the book???)


QUESTION: Has Trump met his match?? The “Donald Trump of Radio,” HOWARD STERN, goes on an epic rant and tells Trump he should RESIGN!! Good luck w/that!


QUESTION: How long will people put up with this?? L.A. beaches open.. but only for those who KEEP MOVING!! No sunbathing?? No BLANKETS or COOLERS?????

Matt Damon Says Stepdaughter Had COVID-19

Matt Damon, who is currently riding out the pandemic in Dalkey, Ireland with his family, said his 21-year-old stepdaughter, Alexia, had COVID-19.  Damon made the announcement Wednesday while appearing on local Dalkey radio station Spin 1038.  He was in Ireland filming a new movie and brought along his wife Luciana Barroso and their children, 13-year-old Isabella, 11-year-old Gia Zavala and 9-year-old Stella. Alexia was in New York attending college.  “She had COVID really early on along with her roommates and got through it fine,” Damon said about Alexia.  “Of our four kids we’ve got the three younger ones and our oldest one, we’ll reunite with her at the end of the month but everybody’s okay,” he continued.
********Thanks for the update!!! 
*****We’re glad she’s OK… but we’ll be very happy when we don’t have to hear about every single case of the virus!!
******Speaking of Ireland.. can leprechauns get the COVID??
***They say it enters your body through the shilelagh!!

Harry and Meghan Upgrade Security

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appear to have already made security upgrades to the $18 million mansion where they currently reside with their son, Archie, in Beverly Hills.  It was revealed this week that their home is an eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom abode owned by actor Tyler Perry.  A new photo obtained by Fox News shows they recently had large screens installed around the perimeter as a means to block out passersby from snagging a peek at their posh lifestyle.  The screens jet several feet into the air, making it difficult for nearby hikers to catch a glimpse. The photo was taken from a hiking trail close to the property that was reopened to the public on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Sylvester Stallone, Mark Wahlberg and Rod Stewart all reportedly own homes in nearby neighborhoods.  In addition to the new security screens put in place, Meghan and Harry’s current 22-acre property is outfitted with security cameras.  This isn’t the first time Meghan and Harry have made home improvements to gain more privacy. In February, the couple upgraded their former Vancouver, Canada property with a fence, tarp and security cameras.
******Those screens are good!! You can’t see the moat around the house!!!
****The pool has sharks with laser beams attached to their head!! 
*****The Queen has a satellite image of their compound in her computer screen at all times!!
****It IS L.A… they could’ve done a deal with the Crips or the Bloods to watch things for ’em!!

Big Celebrity Attorney Hacked

Hackers have attacked the website of top showbiz attorney Allen Grubman, demanding $21 million while threatening to reveal personal details of his clients including Elton John, Lady Gaga and Barbra Streisand.  Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks’ site is down, and the hackers claim to have 756 gigabytes of data including contracts and personal emails. A screenshot alleged to be a contract for Madonna has already been released.  Multiple sources tell Page Six that the FBI is investigating, while the NYC-based law firm says it has notified its famous clients.  One source said, “The hackers got into the system while everyone was focused on the coronavirus. We assume, but there is no confirmation, that the hackers are Eastern European. They are demanding a $21 million ransom, and the firm is not negotiating with them.”  The source added of Grubman — the father of famed public relations pro Lizzie Grubman — “His firm has sensitive details on everything — work contracts, confidential settlements and endorsement deals for the biggest stars in New York and Hollywood.”  Musicians represented by the firm include Barry Manilow, Rod Stewart, Lil Nas X, The Weeknd, U2 and Drake. Other clients listed are Priyanka Chopra, Robert De Niro, Sofía Vergara, LeBron James and Mike Tyson.
*****Hey… you don’t want the world to know Barry Manilow’s secrets!! That’s some hot stuff!!
*******So… when you’re blackmailing someone, you don’t want to release the info… because then there’s nothing to blackmail with anymore!!
******Why are they blaming the coronavirus?? Can’t you worry about coronavirus and still have anti-virus software on your computer??

Robert Pattinson Blows Up Microwave

Robert Pattinson, who stars in the next “Batman,” has been facing danger by cooking for himself in quarantine.  For GQ, the star attempted to demonstrate making a dish called piccolini cuscino for reporter Zach Baron via FaceTime. The “fast-food” prototype involves pasta, cheese, sugar and cornflakes smashed into a tinfoil ball.  But he mistakenly put the ball into a microwave he thought was an oven. “A lightning bolt erupts from the oven/microwave, and Pattinson ducks like someone outside has opened fire,” Baron writes.  “‘The f - - king electricity … Oh my God,’ he says, still on the floor.”
*******And this…. is Batman???
TIP: Try the old light bulb in the microwave trick!! It’s worth it!!

Rosie O’Donnell Thinks Madonna Is “Wacky”

Rosie O’Donnell thinks her pal Madonna has been posting some wacky videos lately.  She has been frequently sharing her bizarre “Quarantine Diaries,” which show her sitting by a typewriter late at night, muttering about her physical and emotional angst. In one video, she sat naked in a bathtub and called coronavirus “the great equalizer,” but it was later deleted after she received a flood of negative attention for it.  “I know, I know,” O’Donnell agreed when Page Six brought up the odd videos. “With the typing, sitting in the bathtub, reading poetry naked. I don’t get it, but she’s an artist in her own category and I think she does what she does and she doesn’t care who thinks what.”  Rosie says that when she chats with her longtime friend they don’t usually discuss Madonna’s social media postings but, “she’s an artist and that’s the only place she has to create right now.”
******Hello, pot… kettle calling!!
*******Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna… Now, THERE’S  a summit meeting!!
*****Rosie’s right. Madonna has more audience on social media than she does at her concerts!!

Robert Downey Jr. Working On Netflix Series

Netflix has announced a television adaptation of DC Comics’ Sweet Tooth, which will be executive produced by Robert Downey Jr.  Sweet Tooth, based on the comic book series of the same name by Jeff Lemire, follows a part deer, part boy who leaves his home to venture out into a post-apocalyptic world.  The boy joins a group of humans and other animal-children hybrids as they search for answers about the new world and their origins.  Netflix has ordered eight, one-hour episodes. Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar and Will Forte are set to star with James Brolin as the narrator.  The series comes from Warner Bros. Television and Robert Downey Jr.’s Team Downey production company. Team Downey’s Evan Moore is producing with Susan Downey and Amanda Burrell also executive producing along with Linda Moran.
*******We can’t HANDLE the tooth!!!
*******Will this Tooth be a hit?? Or will the audience “brush it off??”
*******We just got a deal with Netflix, too!! $49 a month, unlimited use!!

Bryan Adams Apologizes For Rant

Bryan Adams is apologizing for a social media rant about the coronavirus pandemic. ET reports he was accused of racism when he blamed “f—ing bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards” for his postponed concerts at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall. “Apologies to any and all that took offence to my posting yesterday,” Adams said Tuesday after removing his original post. “No excuse, I just wanted to have a rant about the horrible animal cruelty in these wet-markets being the possible source of the virus, and promote veganism … I have love for all people and my thoughts are with everyone dealing with this pandemic around the world.”
******Always re-read that tweet before you post it!! Just ask Roseanne!!
******The fact that he’s a vegan gives him a “Get Out of Jail Free” card!!-
*****He hasn’t had any meat in awhile, so he’s “hangry!!”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Brit’s Going Up In Flames!-(National Enquirer)

Troubled pop tart Britney Spears burned down her own gym.  The freakish fire was caused by bizarro Brit, who admitted she inexplicably left two candles burning in her L.A. home.  But the blaze is just the latest of the downward spiraling diva’s insane antics.  In April, the “Toxic” singer, 38, had posted an Instagram video of her using an odd British accent and also called for people to “strike” and “redistribute wealth”-though she’s estimated to be worth a cool $59 million!  And last week we reported she sent out a flirty message to her very married ex Justin Timberlake while dirty dancing to his sexy hit “Filthy.”  “I fear Brit is getting even more bizarre in isolation,” an insider snitched.  “Being offbeat is one thing, but starting a fire in her own home is downright dangerous!”


Not wasting time, Richard Gere, 70, and Spanish wife Alejandra Silva, 37, popped out a second son-just over a year after welcoming their first baby, Alexander!

Recently wed “Dawson’s Creek” star Joshua Jackson, 41, and his actress wife, Jodie Turner-Smith, 33, welcomed their first baby, a daughter.

Hallmark Channel star Jill Wagner, 41, and husband David Lemanowicz, 44, welcomed a daughter, Army.  “She was conceived on July 4 so we wanted a patriotic name and my husband is in the military,” gushes the first-time mom.

Beau & Stassi:  Pandemic Perspective-(Us Weekly)

When Stassi Schroeder got engaged to Beau Clark in July, she called herself a “bride demon.”  But given current circumstances, her inner bridezilla has been slayed.  “There’s nothing like a good quarantine to just chill you the f out,” the Vanderpump Rules star, 31, jokes.  Even if the pair’s Rome wedding (now set for October) doesn’t go as planned, “who cares?” she says.  “At least we made it there.”

Kanye & Kim:  Leading Separate Lives-(Star)

As the couple approach their sixth wedding anniversary, the cracks in their long-distance marriage are resurfacing.  Kim Kardashian’s having trouble keeping up with her husband, Kanye West.   Even under lockdown, the pair have been going their separate ways.  “Kanye seems to want to be anywhere but in L.A. with Kim,” an industry insider says.  Indeed, the rapper, 42, recently jetted off to their $28 million ranch in Wyoming with their four kids, North, 6, Saint, 4, Chicago, 2, and 11-month-old Psalm, leaving Kim behind at home.  Now friends are wondering how long Kim-who once said, “If I don’t like something that’s going on in my life, I change it”-will put up with a waning marriage.  “They used to be so cute together,” says the insider.  “The intimacy has been gone a long time.”

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“One of the things that makes me feel cozy and comforted is fried chicken…..I ordered fried chicken with dunking sauce and fries and onion rings and I …..took a paper plate…..sat on the floor, turned on Friends….I’d never been happier.”-Hoda Kotb, on how she unwound after taping a recent coronavirus special.

“Listen to your body.  I listen to mine and every day it tells me not to do Zumba.”-Amy Schumer, giving workout advice to pal Selena Gomez.

“As a kid, I hated having a beauty mark.  My sisters called it an ‘ugly mark.’”-Cindy Crawford on growing to love her signature facial feature.

“I love to get a reaction from people-such as when someone doesn’t like my dress on the red carpet.  I almost go out of my way to make that happen.”-January Jones, on blazing her own fashion trail.

Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson:  Happy Anniversary!-(People)

Weeks after recovering from COVID-19, Hanks and Wilson, both 63, celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary on April 30.  “Let’s go 32 more and then some!” she wrote.

Weirdness of the Week-(In Touch)

Drew Scott

“She would send me weird, stalker-y Twitter posts.”

-calling out his brother’s girlfriend, Zooey Deschanel, who admits she was a Property Brothers fan before she met them.



You Can Be An Ant In A Colony

A Facebook group in which users pretend to be an ant colony has grown to more than 1.8 million members since social distancing procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were implemented in the United States.  The group — titled “A group where we all pretend to be ants in an ant colony” — has grown from 100,000 members at the beginning of March to more than 1.8 million, its creator, Tyrese Childs, told NBC News. Members of the group role play as members of an ant colony, posting pictures of ants participating in various activities including crawling on food and carrying leaves.  They then type actions such as “DIG,” “LIFT” and “BITE” as they act out tasks in service of the colony’s queen.  The group is private, requiring an approval period before prospective members can join and post. It asks those interested in joining a series of questions including whether they have watched the Pixar film A Bug’s Life.  “We have so many user requests and pending posts that it has become a job for me,” said Childs, a college student from North Dakota. “I think people are searching for something to do right now. You can scroll so much on social media.”  See the site HERE.
*******Being on social media IS being in an ant colony!!
****They’re all going to show up at a picnic.. and crawl all over the food!!
*****This facebook page attracts users with a slightly sweet smell!!!

Lawnmower Gas Turns Into Lottery Win

A retired firefighter in North Carolina stopped in a store to pick up gas after his lawnmower ran out and also picked up two scratch-off tickets while there, walking out with a $1 million prize.  Kevin Simpson of Stoneville, N.C., who now works for Goodyear, bought the winning lottery ticket at J-Mart on East Stadium Drive in Eden, the North Carolina Education Lottery said in a statement.  The winnings came from one of two $150 Million Cash Explosion scratch-off tickets he bought at the store.  Simpson claimed the prize Monday at the lottery’s headquarters in Raleigh. He chose to have the money distributed to him through installments over a 20-year period instead of a lump sum.  He said that he will save the money for the future and for now go about his daily life as normal.  “I’m just going to continue working,” he said. “It’s what I’ve been doing for 20 years. This is for my retirement.”
*******They say you should ALWAYS take the lump sum!!! That way, you can blow it and go back to your old loser life much quicker!!
*******We hope he at least bought himself an extra microwave burrito!!

Mating Call Lures Peacock

A Boston police officer used a mating call on his cell phone to lure a peacock escaped from the Franklin Park Zoo into custody.  Officers on patrol Monday in the area of Franklin Park Zoo received a tip from a concerned citizen that an animal had escaped the zoo, a Boston Police Department statement shows.  “Additional officers arrived at the scene and were met by an extremely large, slightly intimidating and quite beautiful, male peacock,” the statement said. “An officer on scene relied on his quick wit to track down a peacock mating call on his cell phone, successfully luring the bird into a fenced yard where he waited patiently for the arrival of Boston Animal Control.”
*******They left out the part where the bird was humping the officer’s leg!!
*****Of course, the male peacock is the one with the most colors!! Kind of like Ru Paul!!
******When he got home to the that peahen, there was a party!!

Man Has 3rd Kidney

A Brazilian man with “severe low back pain” recently showed something unusual on a CT scan.  While his back pain resulted from a herniated disc, doctors saw three kidneys on the scan.  The doctors from Hospital do Rim in São Paulo observed “a normal-appearing left kidney and two fused kidneys in the pelvis,” as noted in a May 7 report in The New England Journal of Medicine.  Three kidneys are “relatively uncommon,” according to a report the National Kidney Foundation. Discovery is usually accidental because it rarely causes symptoms.  The condition may continue unknown until imaging is performed for another reason, as in this Brazilian patient’s case, according to the NEJM report. The ureter – a tube carrying urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder – from the left pelvic kidney joined the ureter from the other left kidney just above its entrance to the bladder, the report noted. The ureter from the right pelvic kidney entered the bladder on the right side.  The development of “supernumerary kidneys” is believed to occur as a result of abnormal processes in embryogenesis, or formation of the embryo.
*******Well, that’s just creepy!!
****Too bad he wasn’t born with two heads… he’d always have someone to talk to!! 







7 Essential Pieces Of Relationship Advice For Couples In Quarantine

Huffington Post

  1. Bring back date night.

Social distancing guidelines may have foiled your go-to date night plans. You can’t hire a babysitter, eat at a restaurant or catch a movie in theaters. But you can still carve out some time to connect at home. Psychologist Kelifern Pomeranz recommends setting aside at least an hour per week for just the two of you.

“Meet up in the backyard or on the balcony. Dress in your finest if you wish, have a drink together (non-alcoholic is fine), slow dance, and play charades or a board game,” she said. “Try and keep the conversation light, humorous and optimistic. This should be a time to step away from the stress of COVID-19 and reconnect with your partner.”


  1. Cut each other some slack — more than you usually would.

We’re living through a highly stressful, unsettling, anxiety-inducing time. Under these conditions, it’s difficult to present the best versions of ourselves. So be gentle on each other when tensions inevitably arise.

“Find compassion for yourself and your partner when arguments come up and realize that it’s likely a normal reaction to an abnormal situation,” said marriage and family therapist Jon-Paul Bird. “Don’t rush to judge the quality of your relationship right now, and continue to find ways to communicate and be vulnerable about difficult feelings. Have compassion around the fact that this is hard.”

That’s not to say everyone should get a pass for all bad behavior right now. You can gently call out your partner for their snippy remark or harsh tone without escalating the incident into a bigger fight.

“If one or both of you are short-tempered or impatient, don’t turn it into a federal case,” Reilly said. “Keep in mind that when we’re under pressure, most of us need some TLC far more than we need a lecture about not being nice.”


  1. Prioritize your alone time.

Stay-at-home orders have led to a whole lot of forced togetherness, for better and worse.

“It turns out that the time you used to spend on your daily commute or at the gym was actually really important for your mental health and relationship,” Pomeranz said.

Finding those pockets of “me” time may be a challenge these days so you need to be intentional about giving each other space.

“Be understanding if your partner needs some time with a book, video game, Zoom call or wants to put in some earbuds to listen to music,” Bird said. “Also, if you are fortunate enough to be working from home right now, try to give each other their own dedicated space to work and organize themselves.”


  1. Practice self-care together.

You may have self-care rituals that you prefer to practice solo, but also try to find some nourishing activities that you can do as a couple: meditating together in the morning, walking outside after lunch, or sipping tea and sharing a few things you’re grateful for before bed.

“Being able to do these things together helps to build your connection to each other, while also engaging in healthy ways to cope with the stress that comes while in quarantine,” Bird said. “Keeping a healthy headspace will be good for you and your relationship.”


  1. Create a quarantine routine that works for you.

When the world around us is chaotic, maintaining a consistent daily routine can make you feel more grounded.

“Set some structure around your day-to-day activities,” said marriage and family therapist Marni Feuerman. “Decide mealtimes, leisure times, time as a couple or family, and time alone. This will help reduce anxiety, especially if you have kids at home.”


  1. Stop keeping score on who’s doing more around the house.

Couples’ systems for divvying up household duties like cooking, cleaning, laundry, walking the dog and taking care of the kids have been turned upside down during the pandemic.

“Though this division of labor may have had its frustrations and imbalances back then, it was at least predictable,” Reilly said. “Now, for many of us, the rules have changed. I’m seeing couples with one partner now working 18-hour hospital shifts and keeping a distance from the family. Or one partner with flexible work hours doing most of the child care and home schooling.”

Given the mounting responsibilities, don’t get hung up on making sure everything’s divided evenly. Remember that your partner is probably doing their best — there’s just a lot on both of your plates right now.

“A good rule of thumb: Do as much as you can, express gratitude for your partner’s contribution and accept that there’s likely too much to do,” Reilly said.


  1. Don’t try to resolve long-standing conflicts right now.

This probably isn’t the best time to hash out major relationship problems that existed prior to the quarantine, Feuerman said.

“For some couples, things have gotten better and for others, much worse,” she said. “If it’s gotten really contentious between you both, online therapy is readily available to help you better navigate your relationship. Don’t hesitate to get professional help.”

If there are smaller, specific grievances you need to air, bring them up but stay focused on the issue at hand. Avoid resorting to criticism or making sweeping generalizations that attack your partner’s character.

“For example, don’t criticize or try to control a partner who wishes to return to work,” Feuerman said. “Instead, state how you feel and make the small request for change. Saying something like, ‘I get scared at the idea of you going back to the office so soon. Can we decide together around the timing for that?’ is much more likely to get a positive response.’”


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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