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Born on this day!! TV personality David Hartman is 87. Actor James Fox is 83. Actor Nancy Kwan is 83. Musician Pete Townshend is 77. Singer-actor-model Grace Jones is 71. Drummer Phil Rudd AC/DC is 68. Actor Steven Ford is 66. Actor Toni Lewis (“Homicide,” ″Oz,” ″As the World Turns”) is 62. Guitarist Iain Harvie of Del Amitri is 60. Actor Jason Gray-Stanford (“Monk”) is 52. Singer Jenny Berggren of Ace of Base is 50. TV personality Kim Zolciak Biermann (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”) is 44. Singer Shooter Jennings is 43. Comedian Michael Che (“Saturday Night Live”) is 39. Guitarist Tim McTague of Underoath is 39. Guitarist James Richardson of MGMT is 39. Actor Eric Lloyd (“The Santa Clause”) is 36. Singer Sam Smith is 30. Actor Nolan Lyons (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 21.


1536 – Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII, was beheaded.
1588 – The 130-ship-strong Spanish Armada set sail for England; it was defeated in August.
1643 – The colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Harbor met to form the New England Confederation.
1921 – Congress passed the Emergency Quota Act, establishing national quotas for immigrants.
1928 – The first annual Calaveras County “Frog Jumping Jubilee” was held in Angel’s Camp, California.
1935 – British author and soldier, T. E. Lawrence, also known as “Lawrence of Arabia,” died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash.
1962 – Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday” to president John F. Kennedy.
1992 – The 27th Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibited Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises, went into effect.
1994 – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died in New York.

Today Is: Boys Club Day, GAAD Day (Global Accessibility Awareness Day), May Ray Day, National Hepatitus Testing Day, National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, National Scooter Day, World IBD Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Young Sheldon  /  8:30 – United States Of Al  /  9:00 – How We Roll  /  9:30 –  How We Roll  / 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 – Master Chef  /  9:00 – Welcome To Flatch
CW – 8:00 – Walker   /  9:00 – Legacies

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Milo Ventimiglia, Jessie Buckley, Franz Ferdinand
Jimmy Fallon: JoJo Siwa, Rina Sawayama
Seth Meyers: Ricky Gervais, Emmy Rossum, Ashe
James Corden: Jean Smart, Joshua Jackson, DNCE
The Daily Show: Pre-empted
Watch What Happens Live: Bethenny Frankel, Ali Wentworth
The View: Selma Blair, JoJo Siwa, guest co-host Stephanie Grisham
The Talk: Renee Elise Goldsberry, Kovid Kapoor
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Judd Apatow, guest co-host Emmy Rossum
The Real: A viewer plays “All in the Details”
Drew Barrymore: Scarlett Johansson (R 3/16/22)

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

QUESTION: Is Johnny Depp DATING HIS ATTORNEY?? That’s the question on everyone’s lips during this year’s TRIAL OF THE CENTURY!! (Did she poop the bed?)


QUESTION: Who’s more jealous of their spouse’s opposite-sex friends, men or women?? New study says the LADIES get more jealous, but maybe it should be MEN!!


QUESTION: Does he know something WE don’t know?? The Pope tells reporters that what he needs for his knee pain is a SHOT OF TEQUILA!!! Hey.. that’s good enough for us!!


QUESTION: Is THAT how you become a TIK TOK STAR?? She shoved a vibrator up her BUTT and couldn’t get it out!! Now she’s sharing her SURGERY!! (Public service)

QUESTION: Has Jeff Bezos been ON HIS ASS, working?? No!! He’s been WORKING ON HIS ASS!! He’s on Twitter, and responding to the TWITTER TROLL ARMY!!!!
Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez

Jimmy Kimmel Catches COVID Again

Jimmy Kimmel has announced on Twitter that he has once again tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in May.  Kimmel also stated that John Mulaney and Andy Samberg will step in as guest hosts for his late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday.  “I’m such a positive person, I tested positive AGAIN. I am feeling fine – the great John @Mulaney & Andy Samberg @TheLonelyIsland have graciously agreed to host @JimmyKimmelLive for me tomorrow,” he tweeted. Kimmel only recently returned to hosting his late night talk show after testing positive earlier in May. Comedian Mike Birbiglia stepped in as guest host at the time.  Stephen Colbert of The Late Show had also tested positive for COVID-19 in April, but has recently returned to resume his hosting duties.
*****These people are filthy, diseased animals!!!
*******Have ya noticed?? Every time somebody tests positive for COVID, it’s a national headline. Meanwhile, more people are dying from like, 100 other diseases, and it doesn’t rate a mention.
******It’s almost like the vaccine makes you MORE likely to catch it!! (dare ya)
****Have you seen the late-night ratings? They’re all be being beaten by Greg Gutfeld on FOX News!! And by a lot!!

Hocus Pocus 2 Gets A Release Date

Disney announced the release date for Hocus Pocus 2 during the studio’s upfronts presentation Tuesday.  Bette MidlerSarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy — all of whom starred in the 1993 original — will reprise their roles as the evil Sanderson Sisters of Salem in the highly anticipated sequel, which is set to arrive on the Disney+ streaming service Sept. 30th.   During Disney’s presentation, the audience got a first look at the sequel. The rough-cut footage showed two young girls lighting the Black Flame Candle, which summons the three witches as Midler screams, “Lock up your children! Yes, Salem, we’re back!”  The sisters then break out into song — a cover of Elton John’s “The Bitch Is Back” — while Billy Butcherson (Doug Jones) and an unnamed character portrayed by Sam Richardson also appear.
****And they said there was a ham shortage!!
*******Doug Jones (The Zombie) is Hollywood’s least-recognized famous actor!! He also played the creature in The Shape of Water!! 

People Are Scalping Tickets To See The Depp Trial In Person

Fans desperate for access into the Fairfax, Virginia courtroom where Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are locked in a defamation trial have been forking over thousands for a coveted seat. But now, they’re even buying from scalpers on the “black market,” according to TMZ, turning the orderly waiting game into a free for all.  Court officials have limited numbers of wristbands to hand out – 100 for the main courtroom and an additional 100 to 150 for the overflow room – yet many fans don’t make the cut. TMZ reported that people have engaged in screaming matches if others cut them in line and there’s even a “black market” for wristbands, where people are offering cash to buy a front-row seat.  Since the beginning of the trial, fans have camped out and lined up outside the courthouse in the hopes of witnessing the proceedings in person.    People began lining up at 10 p.m. Sunday ahead of Monday’s 9 a.m. start time, the day Heard took the witness stand for a second time.  But fans may have pushed their luck a little too far, prompting the sheriff to post a sign that read: “Effective immediately the line for the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case spectators are not permitted to loiter or camp out on the judicial complex before 1 a.m.”
*****What does it say about Hollywood when this is the most entertaining thing on TV??
*****The trial is horrible and frightening.. but not as horrible as everything else going on right now!!
TOPIC: Who should play Johnny and Amber in the movie about the trial??

Nick Cannon Considering Vasectomy

Nick Cannon is considering a vasectomy ahead of his eighth baby’s arrival.  “I already went and got my vasectomy consultation,” the “Masked Singer” host, 41, revealed on E! News’ “Daily Pop” Tuesday.  “I ain’t looking to populate the Earth completely, but I’m definitely looking forward to taking care and loving all the children that I currently have,” he added, noting he is not “out here looking” for more kids.  He shares twins Moroccan and Monroe, 11, with ex-wife Mariah Carey, son Golden, 5, and daughter Powerful, 1, with Brittany Bell and twins Zion and Zillion, 11 months, with Abby De La Rosa. His 5-month-old son with Alyssa Scott, Zen, died from brain cancer in December 2021, one month before Cannon and model Bre Tiesi revealed they have a little one on the way.  “I don’t know if I would’ve designed it this way, but it’s one of those things when you’re blessed with the gifts of children — and as we all know, I’ve been through so much. I find solace, I find peace in my children, and I find purpose,” he told Loni Love and Justin Sylvester.  Cannon went on to describe the “guilt” he feels for not spending “enough time” with his family. “I take my kids to school every morning,” he said. “I FaceTime [them].”
********He should go to the sperm bank and open his floodgates!!!
*******He should get a vasectomy… because you can’t stop a Cannon with a condom!!!

Just How Popular Is The Johnny Depp Trial?

The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is currently generating more social media engagement than any other topic, according to data from media monitoring platform NewsWhip.  The data firm claims that the captivating courtroom drama has garnered an average of 508 social media interactions — i.e. likes, comments and shares — for each published article over the past month.  That is almost five times as much engagement as articles pertaining to abortion (141 social media interactions) and more than 10 times as much engagement as articles about COVID-19 (44 social media interactions).   “Hands down it’s a record-setter for us,” Rachel Stockman, president of Law & Crime network, told Axios of the trial on Wednesday.   Meanwhile, people across the country claim to be concerned about the rising costs of goods and services, but articles about inflation only garner an average of 70 likes, comments and shares.  The war in Ukraine doesn’t enthrall Americans as much, with articles on the conflict only managing to attract 91 social media interactions on average.  The only other public figure who has come close to attracting the same level of social media interest as Heard in the past month is her former flame, Elon Musk.
*****People don’t NEED to read about inflation… they just go to the gas station!!!
******There’s nothing like a celebrity divorce to make people happy!!
******Millions of men are now checking the bed for poop before they jump in!! 

Ricky Gervais Won’t Change His Humor

Ricky Gervais says that “smart people” don’t get offended by jokes about AIDS, Hitler and other taboo topics. He dropped the anti-PC bombshell while promoting his new Netflix special, “SuperNature,” on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”  “Smart people know you can deal with anything, particularly when dealing with something like irony,” he told Colbert.  During the interview, Gervais explained that he’d added new material to the special, which he’d tried out prior to the coronavirus quarantine. Colbert then asked if he had to switch up his material due to his two-year layoff from stand-up during the lockdown.  That’s when Gervais dropped the bombshell. “It [his comedy] was always evolving,” he replied. “There was a thought, ‘Will this be out of date?’ And then I realized that when you’re dealing with, you know, famine, AIDS, cancer, Hitler, those dudes are evergreen. Yeah, so they’re not going to, they don’t date.”  Colbert seemed to agree with his sentiment, saying, “There is no audience that isn’t going to love that.”  “Boo! Not Hitler! It was a long time ago,” Gervais replied facetiously, prompting the host to laughingly reply, “Like, you don’t go to a Ricky Gervais concert for just feel good.”  Gervais joked that his ultimate goal is to get canceled by the public.  “SuperNature” drops on Netflix on May 24th.
*********Somewhere in Argentina, even Hitler is laughing!!!
******You know what’s funny to “woke” people? Nothing.


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!


“Blake runs the show.  I would kind of really phone things in if it wasn’t for her.”-Ryan Reynolds, on wife Blake Lively taking care of the family.

“I roll New York style.  You leave the house, you’re not coming home for a while.”-Rosario Dawson, on staying out late.

“Elton John-thought I was going to marry him.”-Valerie Bertinelli, on having a crush on the Grammy winner before meeting husband Eddie Van Halen.



Alligator Goes For A Swim

A family from Charlotte County, Fla., discovered a 10-foot-long, over 550 pound alligator swimming inside their pool.  The family woke up after hearing loud noises from their home’s lanai area as the gator tore through their screen to reach the cool water.  The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office uploaded to Facebook photos of the alligator swimming and of authorities capturing the large creature.  “Water Safety Month, Tip #37: Always check your pool before diving in!” the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said.  Recently, a Florida couple were confronted by an alligator in their backyard as they sat down for breakfast.
**********”Look!! It’s grandpa.. and he needs to moisturize!!!”
*********Where does a 550 pound alligator swim?? Anywhere he wants to!!!
****Warning: they also like to disguise themselves as pool toys!!

Burrito Tape?

A team of Johns Hopkins University students are aiming to change the way people eat their burritos with a new invention: edible tape.  The Whiting School of Engineering students, who unveiled their “Tastee Tape” project for the school’s Engineering Design Day, said they were inspired to create their edible tape by their own experiences with notoriously messy foods such as burritos, tacos and wraps.  The chemical and biomolecular engineering students said they aimed to use science to make their lunches less messy.  “First, we learned about the science around tape and different adhesives, and then we worked to find edible counterparts,” team member Tyler Guarino said in a Johns Hopkins news release.  The team members said they are not yet disclosing their secret formula because they are in the process of obtaining a patent.  “What I can say is that all its ingredients are safe to consume, are food grade, and are common food and dietary additives,” Guarino said.  See the pic HERE.
**********We’re guessing they’re made out of tape worms!!!
******Somehow “eating a science project” doesn’t sound very appetizing!!

Johnny Cash Is Peeing On An Arkansas Town

Mayor Luke Neal of Kingsland, Arkansas said a bullet struck the town’s water tower last week, right between the legs of a Johnny Cash silhouette painted on the side of the structure.  “Somebody shot our water tower, shot the silhouette of Johnny Cash in a very sensitive area,” Neal told KLRT-TV. “It’s been leaking for the last almost week.”  Neal told KTHV-TV the town is “losing about 30,000 gallons of water per day” at a daily cost of about $200.  The sight of Johnny Cash’s silhouette spraying water onto the ground below has been drawing in tourists to witness the unusual scene.  “Just the placement of where it was at, I mean it was — you could tell someone was trying to be funny,” Neal said.  Neal said the water tower previously leaked from a bullet hole in 1993.  See the video HERE.
*****”Today’s forecast: golden showers!!”
*******They need to plug that hole with a swollen prostate!! (old man joke) 

2-Year Old Orders 31 Cheeseburgers

A Texas mother learned a lesson about leaving her phone unlocked when her 2-year-old son used DoorDash to order 31 cheeseburgers from McDonald’s.  Kelsey Golden of Ricardo said she was working on her computer when her 2-year-old son, Barrett, got a hold of her unlocked phone and managed to use the DoorDash app to order McDonald’s delivery.  Golden said she was unaware of her son’s actions until a delivery driver arrived at her door with 31 cheeseburgers.  “I didn’t know what to do with them, he only ate half of one,” Golden told KRIS-TV. “So I posted on a community page on Facebook here in Kingsville and asked if anybody wanted some.”  Golden’s Facebook post sparked local interest and some neighbors dropped by for free burgers.  Golden said the cheeseburgers cost her $61.58 and Barrett included a $16 tip, bringing her total to $91.70.
********You can charge it to his allowance later in life!!
TOPIC: What my kid did on my phone!!!
KINGSVILLE, Texas — A Ricardo mother received an unexpected








12 Savvy Ways to Fight Price Inflation (THE PENNY HOARDER)

Here are a dozen savings tips to help you fight price inflation on everyday purchases.

  1. Shop Your Pantry

Before you go grocery shopping, make a habit of checking the shelves of your pantry first. Canned goods, pasta and other pantry staples have a tendency to get forgotten in dark corners.

By taking inventory of what you already have at home, you’ll avoid mistakenly buying multiples of the same item. You might be able to shorten your grocery list (and spend less). You’ll also reduce the chance of food going bad before you remember to eat it.

Try a pantry challenge to use up what you’ve already got at home instead of going out and buying overpriced groceries. Don’t just limit your challenge to pantry items. Check what you’ve got in the freezer and what toiletries you already have before buying more of the same stuff.

  1. Do Meal Prep

Planning out your meals and making grocery lists based on a meal plan means you’ll be less likely to waste money on something that looks good in the store but you never get around to eating.

This expert meal prep advice simply lays out how to get started planning your meals in advance.

  1. Minimize Food Waste

When you’re paying more for food, the last thing you want is to let it go to waste. It’s like throwing your hard-earned cash in the trash.

Use these tips to reduce food waste so you’ll never have to toss out moldy cheese or stale bread again.

  1. Choose Store Brands Over Name Brands

Name brand groceries are already priced higher than their store brand counterparts. And many times, you can barely tell the difference between the two.

With prices going up, switch to generic brands to lower your grocery spending. You may even discover a new favorite.

  1. Buy in Bulk

While you’ll pay more money upfront for stuff in larger quantities, it’s actually a smart move to buy in bulk. Typically, you’ll pay less per item.

If you don’t need a three-box bundle of cereal or 10 pounds of macaroni noodles, you could always split your shopping haul with a friend or family member. Or you could just use this as an excuse to do less grocery shopping throughout the month.

  1. Cut Back on Meat

Cutting back on meat will have a significant impact on your grocery bill, because beef and pork and chicken tend to be some of the more expensive items in the store — inflation or not.

Going meatless a day or two a week and turning to cheaper alternatives, like beans and lentils, can help you cut costs.

  1. Save Money on Produce

Even with prices going up, you can still find ways to save on fruit and vegetables — without growing them in your backyard.

Buying from local farmers, sticking to what’s in season or choosing frozen over fresh are just a few ways to save money on produce.

  1. Buy Reusable Instead of Disposable

Which is better: Buying something for $5 that you use once and throw away, or purchasing something similar for $10 but that you can reuse over and over again?

Reusable products cost more upfront than their disposable counterparts, but they’re usually a better deal because they last much longer. Being better for the environment is an added plus.

These nine comparisons show how buying reusable instead of disposable can help you save.

  1. Be Smart About Filling Up

The price at the pump keeps going up and up, not only due to inflation but also as a result of the war between Russia and Ukraine. Still, you have places to go — which means gas is an essential.

Carpooling to the office can help you cut costs. So can signing up for fuel reward programs or using fuel comparison apps to find the lowest gas prices around. This article on how to save on gas has additional advice to lower your spending even as prices rise.

  1. Share Tools and Equipment

Splitting the cost of something you’ll only use occasionally is a better deal than paying full price for something that’ll end up collecting dust most of the time.

Consider sharing pricy tools and equipment — like a stand mixer or a leaf blower — with a neighbor or nearby friend or family member.

  1. Learn to Barter

You can also fight price inflation by choosing to barter with a friend or family member, rather than paying full price for goods and services.

Perhaps a friend has extra lumber from a home renovation that you can use in exchange for doing free graphic design work for their small business. Or maybe you can dog sit for a family member while they’re out of town in exchange for a few free meals.

  1. Get Free Things from a Buy-Nothing Group

Getting free items from a local Buy Nothing Group, means you can bypass high prices at a store — and you don’t even have to offer up anything in exchange. These groups focus on donations rather than trading or bartering.

Join your local Buy Nothing Group on Facebook.


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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