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Born on this day!! Actor Lee Meriwether is 86. Musician Ramsey Lewis is 86. Actor Louis Gossett Jr. is 85. Actor Bruce Weitz is 78. Singer Bruce Cockburn is 76. Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater is 71. Actor Richard Schiff (“The Good Doctor,” “The West Wing”) is 66. Singer Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees is 64. Singer-guitarist Neil Finn of Crowded House and Split Enz is 63. Actor Peri Gilpin (“Frasier”) is 60. Actor Cathy Silvers (“Happy Days”) is 60. Comedian Adam Carolla is 57. Actor Todd Bridges (“Diff’rent Strokes”) is 56. Drummer Sean Kinney of Alice In Chains is 55. Actor Dondre’ Whitfield (“Queen Sugar”) is 52. Actor Paul Bettany (“The Da Vinci Code,” ″A Beautiful Mind”) is 50. Singer-guitarist Brian Desveaux of Nine Days is 50. Actor Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”) is 48. Rapper Andre 3000 of Outkast is 46. Rapper Jadakiss is 46. TV chef Jamie Oliver is 46. Actor Ben Feldman (“Mad Men”) is 41. Actor Darin Brooks (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 37. Actor Chris Colfer (“Glee”) is 31. Actor Ethan Dampf (“American Dreams”) is 27. Actor Desiree Ross (“Greenleaf”) is 22.


1647 – The first recorded execution of a witch reportedly took place in Massachusetts when Achsah Young was hanged.
1703 – St. Petersburg was founded by Czar Peter the Great.
1936 – The Queen Mary left England on its maiden voyage, arriving in France four hours later.
1937 – Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opened.
1941 – British ships sank the German battleship Bismarck off the coast of France, resulting in the loss of 2,300 lives.
1994 – Nobel-prize winning dissident, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after 20 years in exile.
1996 – After a year and a half of bloodshed, Russian President Boris Yeltsin met with the leader of the Chechen rebels and negotiated a cease-fire.
1999 – Slobodan Milosevic was indicted by the International War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague for crimes against humanity.

Today Is: Cellophane Tape Day, Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day, Joe Cool Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Young Sheldon  /  8:30 – The United States Of Al  /  9:00 – Mom  /  9:30 – Be Positive  /  10:00 – Clarice
NBC – 8:00 – The Wall  /  9:00 – Law and Order  /  10:00 – Law and Order
ABC – 8:00 –  Station 19  /  9:00 – Grey’s Anatomy  /  10:00 – Rebel
FOX – 8:00 – IHeart Music Awards
CW – 8:00 – Walker  /  9:00 – Legacies

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Emma Stone, Rory Scovel, Chloe Moriondo
Jimmy Fallon: Michael Douglas, Billy Porter, Mustafa
Stephen Colbert: Bradley Whitford, Carlos Watson
Seth Meyers: Joel Edgerton
James Corden: Emily Blunt, Elle King
Lilly Singh: Payal Kadakia
Daily Show: Michelle Zauner (R 5/12/21)
Conan: Russell Brand (R 4/15/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Pre-empted
The View: Dennis Quaid
The Talk: Yvonne Orji, guest co-host Jerry O’Connell
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Shania Twain, Tony Hale, the “American Idol” runner-up
Ellen DeGeneres: Chris Pratt, Melissa King
Wendy Williams: Dolores Catania
The Real: Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche
Kelly Clarkson: Gordon Ramsay, Jessie Ennis
Tamron Hall: David Rose, Melissa Cookston
Drew Barrymore: Best of Co-Stars: Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, Jimmy Fallon, Chris O’Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, Jessica Alba

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

QUESTION: How old do YOU want to live to be?? There IS a limit, and now science has figured out the absolute maximum (they think)!! Wanna know what it is????


QUESTION: She thought she was in FLORIDA? (true) This completely naked woman was busted for “pleasuring herself” in SOMEONE ELSE’S CAR!! Uh… what?


QUESTION: And the winner is??? KELLY CLARKSON!! NBC confirms that she’ll take over Ellen’s timeslot in most of the country after E.D.’s last season!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to YOU during sex?? Couples confess, as this article talks about the 8 most common sex disasters!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: He LIED TO THE QUEEN?? Insiders say Harry told grandma the Oprah special was about veterans’ mental health.. not another ATTACK ON THE FAMILY!!!!!!!
A source close to the royal family tells that the Queen and Prince Charles are 'absolutely gobsmacked' by Harry's revelations on his new show

Amazon To Buy MGM

Amazon announced that it will buy Hollywood film studio MGM for close to $9 billion.  Amazon said it plans to preserve MGM’s film catalog, which include titles like 12 Angry Men, the Rocky franchise and Thelma & Louise, and support current movie-making efforts.  The companies said Amazon bought MGM for $8.45 billion.  “It has been an honor to have been a part of the incredible transformation of Metro Goldwyn Mayer,” MGM Chairman Kevin Ulrich said in a statement. “To get here took immensely talented people with a true belief in one vision.”  The MGM deal, which gives Amazon access to the studio’s entire film library, is its second-largest to date. The online retailer spent $13.7 billion four years ago to purchase Whole Foods Market.  In addition to its 4,000 motion pictures, MGM holds titles to 17,000 television shows, including Fargo and The Handmaid’s Tale.
*******A decade ago, this studio was virtually worthless!! (true)
******Streaming services are the best thing that ever happened to Hollywood!!!
******Bezos is naming the studio after himself!! MGM now stands for “Mega-Giant-Megalomaniac!!!”

Brad Pitt Wins Joint Custody

Brad Pitt has been granted joint custody of his children with Angelina Jolie following a lengthy court battle.  He has been fighting Jolie through the courts for nearly five years for equal rights to their six kids.  Judge John Ouderkirk, the private judge hired by the former couple to oversee the case, made his thoughts clear in a lengthy recent ruling, we understand, after months of witness testimony, including child services professionals who interviewed the Jolie-Pitt children and others who have been around the family.  A source with knowledge of the case says: “There was a significant change made in the custody agreements based on an extremely detailed decision made by the judge.  “Brad was just trying to have more time with his kids — and it has been clear that Angie has done everything possible to prevent this.”  “This trial lasted for several months and there were a f–k ton of witnesses, experts, therapists and other people who have been with the kids and around them, and the decision was based on this,” the source added.  Another source close to the issue said it was a “tentative decision,” adding that Jolie is continuing her legal fight.
*****It’s not what you think!! He got custody of all the joints!!
*****When it comes to the kids, it’ll be 50-50… he’ll get 50, and she’ll get 50!!!
*****No word on who gets the nannies!!
******So, Angelina is right: Brad Pitt DID beat her.. in court!!!

Jennifer Aniston Is Still Fond Of Brad Pitt

Jennifer Aniston once again showed that any hard feelings she had for her ex-hubby Brad Pitt are in the past, as she lovingly declared that he was her favorite guest star on the classic sitcom.  Aniston said the kind words for Pitt as she appeared this week with fellow cast members Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow on “Access Hollywood” to promote their eagerly anticipated “Friends” reunion show.  When asked who were their favorite celebrity cameos on the show, names like Reese Witherspoon, Tom Selleck and Charlie Sheen came up. But then Aniston couldn’t help but name her movie star ex.  “Mr. Pitt was wonderful,” she said, while Kudrow added: “He was fantastic.”  He appeared in the 2001’s “Friends” episode “The One with the Rumor,” which was shot while he was still married to Aniston.  He played a former classmate of Aniston’s character, Rachel Green, and even nabbed an Emmy nomination.  At the time, the cameo delighted fans.
********She’s just saying that to sick it to Angelina!!!!
*****Or…. could “Bennifer 2.0” be joined by “Branifer 2.0???”
******She looked so sad when she said it… like she’s pining away for the old days!!!

Kim K Fails “Baby Bar” Exam

Kim Kardashian revealed in a new clip of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” that she failed the “baby bar” exam.  “So, you guys, I did not pass the baby bar,” she told her sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Khloé Kardashian in the teaser released Wednesday.  In a confessional, Kim explained to viewers, “If you do law school the way that I’m doing it, it is a four-year program instead of your typical three-year program. And after year one, you have to take the baby bar. This one, actually, is harder, I hear, than the actual bar.”  The sneak peek from today’s episode then cut to attorney Jessica Jackson informing Kim during a video call that the KKW Beauty founder received a 474 out of 560 on the test.  “I spent six weeks straight, 10 to 12 hours a day, studying,” Kim said. “It was so important for me to take this, and to not pass gets your spirit down. It just makes you want to give up.”  After Kim told her sisters that she “didn’t fail by that much,” Kourtney noted that their late father and famed lawyer, Robert Kardashian, “would be really proud” of her “regardless.”
*******If you pass the “Baby Bar,” you can represent children in court!!!
********We thought the Baby Bar was the bar where you met your baby!!!
*****The scoring may seem strict, but do you really want an attorney who misses 84 questions?? You lose the case and they say, “Oh, crap!! I forgot that part of the law!!!”

Marilyn Manson Wanted In New Hampshire

An arrest warrant for Marilyn Manson was issued on Tuesday by police in New Hampshire after he allegedly failed to answer to pending charges for a 2019 incident involving a videographer.  The Gilford Police Department issued a statement on its Facebook page explaining that the arrest warrant for Manson, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, was issued for two counts of Class A misdemeanor simple assault at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion.  “Warner, his agent and legal counsel have been aware of the warrant for some time and no effort has been made by him to return to New Hampshire to answer the pending charges,” police said.  Police told Fox News on Tuesday that Manson was performing a concert at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion on August 18, 2019, when the alleged simple assaults occurred.   Authorities explained that in the state of New Hampshire, arrest warrants can be issued by bail commissioners and thus, the initial assault report was investigated and an arrest warrant affidavit was prepared by the investigating officer.
*********New Hampshire is kinda laid back!! They’re offering a $5.50 reward for his capture!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Ghostwriter Penned Ben’s J.Lo Love Notes!-(National Enquirer)

Love-hungry Ben Affleck wooed former fiancée Jennifer Lopez with romantic notes to trigger their recent reunion-after enlisting writer pals to help him up his game, sources snitched.  Although big-shot Ben won an Oscar for co-writing 1997’s “Good Will Hunting” with Matt Damon-and has written several other movie hits since-tipsters said the smitten star, 48, was convinced he had to pull out all the stops to sway the woman he lost in 2004.  “He knew Jennifer was shooting a movie in the Dominican Republic-and that her relationship with Alex Rodriguez was heading south-and that the way to impress her would be to email her love letters,” dished an insider.  “He recruited some friends who are accomplished writers to make them flow and sound beautiful and romantic.  With some work, he made it, and the results are showing for the world to see,” spilled the insider.  “Jennifer still assumes the words came from Ben’s own mind.  He hasn’t admitted it to her yet-not that it will change the outcome.  They obviously are on to something here, but the love letters sure helped him get there faster.  He will tell her, but he’s waiting for the right moment!”


Country singer RaeLynn and hubby Josh Davis are expecting their first baby, a daughter, in September.  “I should have known with my debut song “God Made Girls” that God would give me a girl first!” says “The Voice” alum, 27.

Harry & Olivia:  Going the Distance-(Us Weekly)

Olivia Wilde is well, wild, for Harry Styles!  According to an insider, the actress, 37, is still in London supporting the singer, 27, as he films his upcoming flick, My Policeman.  “She’s excited about his role and thinks he’s doing an amazing job,” says the insider.  Though the two haven’t been dating long-just since January-Wilde is already looking forward to their future.  Adds the insider, “She’s confident in their relationship.”

Angelina Jolie:  Why I Won’t Date-(Star)

Picky picky!  Doing the (virtual) rounds while promoting her Netflix firefighter movie Those Who Wish Me Dead, Angelina Jolie has been opening up about her dating life-or lack of one.  “I’ve been alone for a long time now,” the 45-year-old, who split from Brad Pitt in 2016, told one outlet.  And she’s comfortable staying that way.  Asked about dealbreakers that would nix guys looking to date her, she quipped, “I probably have a very long list.”  She also said she’s had a “pretty hard” past few years.  “I’ve been focusing on healing our family,” she said.  “It’s slowly coming back, like ice melting and the blood returning to my body.”

Romance Report Card-(Life & Style)


Teresa Giudice-

Will the Real Housewives of New Jersey star be walking down the aisle with Lus “Louie” Ruelas?  “I believe this is her husband,” Melissa Gorga hinted.



Megan Fox-

The actress isn’t afraid to kick boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly’s butt when they play video games.  “I absolutely [destroy] him every time,” she said.



Floyd Mayweather-

He’s not pulling any punches!  The boxer reportedly kicked girlfriend Anna Monroe out of his mansion in order to focus on his upcoming fight against YouTuber Logan Paul.


One Last Thing:  Fred Armisen-(People)

The SNL alum, 54, stars in Netflix’s new animated movie The Mitchells vs. The Machines.

Last game I played-

I play a game called Code Names once a week on Zoom with a group of friends.  If I start getting competitive, it ruins it for me.  I don’t want that pressure.

Last time I faced a fear-

I have a fear of heights, and it goes into irrational when I have to go up into [tall] buildings.  The thing that helps me feel calm is if I look at other people’s faces, like, “Well, they’re not worried.”

Last thing I took from a set-

I always take one call sheet, and I keep them in storage boxes.  When I’m 80, I want to look at the piles of these call sheets and go, “Oh yeah, I remember that.”

Pussycat Doll-(In Touch)

May 10

“I missed Halloween last year,” says Britney Spears, showing off her catsuits, pink hair and dance moves in a series of Instagram videos.  The claws are out!



Guy Makes Birthday Cake Invention

A Virginia man said his free time during the COVID-19 pandemic allowed him time to work on an invention that coincidentally involved stopping germs — a device that allows birthday candles to be blown out without spittle flying.  Mark Apelt, 44, a University of Virginia graduate and a current resident of Richmond, said he came up with the idea for the Blowzee birthday cake candle extinguisher while at a child’s birthday party before the pandemic.  “We were at a kid’s birthday party with some friends and the sun was coming through the window at just the right angle so that you could see all of the droplets fly through the air and all over the cake when the kid blew out the candles,” Apelt recalled to The Daily Progress newspaper.  Apelt said he was chatting with other parents and they wondered whether there was a consumer product designed to stop birthday cake candle blowers from getting their saliva on the cake.  “I thought there had to be something, some device already on the market, but there really wasn’t,” he said. “Then, once the pandemic hit, we had a lot of time to think about it and a reason to work on the idea.”  See the video HERE.
********A “Blowzee??” How about “Blow Me???”
*******It’s actually brilliant!! They’re not made in China, are they???
*****On the other hand, eating someone else’s spit does make the party more intimate, doesn’t it??

Huge Cheesesteak

A Philadelphia restaurateur celebrated his birthday by having chefs to assemble a cheesesteak that measures 510 feet long.  Rene Kobeitri, owner of the Rim Cafe, recruited a team of chefs to build a sandwich that measured more than two-blocks-long Monday night.  “I said this year, ‘I want to make it big,'” Kobeitri told WCAU-TV. “Make a big party for everyone, so why not bring everyone together and have a couple thousand people?”  Geno Vento, owner of Geno’s and a friend of Kobeitri, said several different varieties of cheesesteak were included.  “A ravioli cheesesteak, marinara cheesesteak, a Spanish cheesesteak,” Vento said.  The final sandwich beat the team’s goal of 480 feet.  Kobeitri said the cheesesteak will be submitted for an official Guinness World Record, but whether or not it is accepted, he already plans to outdo his accomplishment.
********That’s two blocks’ worth of heart failure!!!
******Did they use melted cheese or go for the Cheez-whiz?? (Big issue in Philly)
******This is why America will never be conquered!! Who wants this kind of food???

Croc Goes For A Swim

A homeowner in the Florida Keys called wildlife officials for help when a crocodile wandered onto her property and went for a swim in her backyard pool.  Security camera footage shared by Lisa Lorenzo shows the crocodile approaching the pool behind her Tavernier home and plunging in for a swim.  Lorenzo called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the video shows officers using a pole to guide the reptile out of the pool.  The crocodile climbed out of the water and left Lorenzo’s property without further incident.  American crocodiles are native to the Florida Keys and are a federally protected species, with an estimated 2,000 of the animals living in the wild in Florida.
*******A crocodile is like an alligator, only bigger and meaner!!!
******Floridians are like other Americans, only weirder and dumber!!
*****We protect crocodiles… but they will never return the favor!!!

Councilwoman Attends Meeting While Driving

New York City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal attended a finance committee hearing virtually on Tuesday — while driving in her car.  Rosenthal, who lives and serves the Upper West Side — one of the densest, most transit-rich neighborhoods in the world — videoed from her car to comment on school class size and education funding.  She began looking directly into the camera — then appeared to shift her eyes to the road as the car started moving, rotating her left hand and glancing to her right at one point before making a turn.  “We’re not being honest when we talk about smaller class size if it doesn’t come along with more physical space,” she said as her gaze shifted back and forth between the road and the video camera.  When the car stopped, Rosenthal returned her gaze to the camera — then shifted her focus back to the road when the car resumed its forward lurch.  Since 2013, the license plate tied to the former city official’s car has racked up 62 traffic violations. The rap sheet includes three tickets for speeding in school zones in 2020, all in Manhattan.
*********When a politician does something wrong, it’s YOUR fault!! Give her a minute, she’ll figure out why!!








The Best And Worst Kinds Of Burgers For Your Health, Ranked By Nutritionists

Huffington Post


#1 Salmon burgers

“This is my top choice for a burger,” registered dietician nutritionist Amy Gorin told HuffPost. “In addition to being a lean protein, salmon has heart-healthy EPA and DHA omega-3s.” RDN Amanda Frankeny had a similar opinion: “Most fish is health-promoting, but salmon stands out nutritionally.”

If you’ve struggled to find a pre-made salmon burger you like, registered dietician Barbara Ruhs suggests making them at home.

“The secret is to be gentle with your chopping and blending,” Ruhs told HuffPost. “I cut salmon fillets into bite-sized chunks, then gently pulse them in the food processor until they’re small enough to mix with other ingredients. My simple recipe is to add any mix of three fresh herbs, like dill, cilantro and chives. I add capers or relish with some mayo to keep the mixture from falling apart.”


#2 Grass-fed 90% lean beef burgers

“When I’m in the mood for a real-deal burger, I choose grass-fed beef for its superior flavor and nutrients, like omega-3 fatty acids and less saturated fat,” RDN Chelsey Amer said.

Still, this more expensive option is not for everyone’s budget, RDN Vanessa Rissetto said. “But if you can afford it, or if you’re having burgers less often, it might be worth it,” she said.

“I don’t eat burgers that often, but once in a while, it’s great to enjoy one ― especially if it’s leaner and grass-fed beef,” Ruhs said.

She has pro tips for making a moister burger with this leaner meat. “Try adding a tablespoon or two of water right to the beef mixture to add moisture, and mix in some onions and herbs to help retain that moisture when you’re grilling. Finally, don’t add salt until the burger is cooked.”


#3 Turkey burgers

“Purely for flavor, I love a turkey burger when I’m in the mood,” Amer said.

Rissetto said this option is usually the leanest and easiest to digest. “It’s my go-to burger,” she said.

Frankeny had some tips to avoid what she called “that hockey-puck-on-a-bun quality” that can happen with an all breast-meat turkey burger.

“Enhance the flavor with garlic, onions and other aromatics,” Frankeny said. “Soften the patty by mixing in citrus juice, rolled oats, egg, breadcrumbs or mustard. Or top the cooked patty with a sweet-and-savory glaze.”


#4 Veggie burgers

First of all, the nutritionists we spoke to were thumbs-down on the ever-popular Impossible or Beyond burgers as a vegetarian option. While they’re good for the planet, they’re highly processed and contain roughly the same amount of saturated fat as a beef burger.

But there are other types of veggie burgers out there. “Not all veggie burgers are created equally,” Gorin said. “I look for ones that are good or excellent sources of protein and fiber, which will help to keep you fuller for longer. And I also like when the sodium content is on the lower side.”

“Veggie burgers are an easy plant-based option, and they’re usually free from common allergens such as egg, nuts and soy,” RDN Jerlyn Jones said. “Look for at least 10 grams of protein, under 440 mg of sodium and at least three grams of dietary fiber in your veggie burger.”

Frankeny likes veggie burgers that have “everyday ingredients,” like mushrooms, whole grains and walnuts. “They’ll add a meaty texture and hearty flavor,” she said.

She also suggested comparing nutrition facts labels. “For instance, depending on which brand you choose, sodium levels in a frozen veggie burger can range from 15 to 400 mg per patty.”

For packaged, frozen veggie burgers, Rissetto suggested Morningstar Farms Grillers. “They taste pretty good, and I can name all the ingredients,” she said.

But Rissetto noted that many brands of veggie burgers contain fillers. She encourages people to make their own.


#5 Blended burger

(Meat blended with mushrooms and other veggies.)

RDN Neva Cochran is a fan of blended burgers. “They give you a great partnership of animal and plant foods,” she told HuffPost. “You’ll increase the fiber of the burger while still getting the nutrients of beef, just in smaller amounts.”

“I love the idea of blending in mushrooms into your burger meat, which helps reduce the calorie and fat content,” Gorin said.

“As a plant-based dietitian, I appreciate an easy way to add more plants to meals.” Jones said, “I personally enjoy eating homemade turkey burgers blended with chopped mushrooms and spinach for a juicy and tender flavor.”

Ruhs said she’s made mushroom-blended burgers part of her cooking routine. “I love the umami that mushrooms add, and they make the burgers juicier, too. By adding mushrooms, you’re also saving money, since you can extend the beef by mixing it up at a ratio of 3:1 beef to mushroom.”


Runner up: Portobello mushroom burgers

Even though it didn’t make it into the top five of the nutritionist rankings, “I love a good portobello burger,” Gorin said. “However, on its own the mushroom doesn’t offer a lot of protein, so you can combine with sources of protein, such as a slice of cheese.”

Frankeny said: “I love how this vegetable stands up to grilling. Punch up the protein with a spoonful of garlicky hummus or a yogurt-based dressing on one side of the bun. More protein-packed accompaniments might be a nutty coleslaw or marinated three-bean, lentil or quinoa salad.”


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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