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Born on this day!! Actress Carroll Baker is 89. Singer Gladys Knight is 76. Singer Billy Vera is 76. Singer John Fogerty is 75. Musician Jerry Douglas of Alison Krauss and Union Station is 64. Actor Louis Mustillo (“Mike and Molly”) is 62. Actor Brandon Cruz (“The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”) is 58. Actress Christa Miller (“Scrubs,” ″The Drew Carey Show”) is 56. Country singer Phil Vassar is 56. Singer Chris Ballew of Presidents of the United States of America is 55. Singer Kylie Minogue is 52. Rapper Chubb Rock is 52. Actor Justin Kirk (“Weeds”) is 51. Talk show host Elisabeth Hasselbeck (“Fox and Friends,” ″The View”) is 43. R&B singer Jaheim is 43. Actor Jake Johnson (“New Girl”) is 42. Actress Monica Keena (“Dawson’s Creek,” ″Undeclared”) is 41. Actress Alexa Davalos (“Clash of the Titans” ″The Chronicles of Riddick”) is 38. Actor Megalyn Echikunwoke (“24”) is 38. Singer Colbie Caillat is 35. Actress Carey Mulligan (“The Great Gatsby”) is 35.


1998 – Pakistan staged nuclear tests in response to India’s nuclear tests two weeks earlier.
1863 – Robert Gould Shaw, leading the first northern all-black regiment, leaves Boston for the Civil War.
1929 – The first all-color, full-length talking picture, On With the Show!, debuted.
1934 – The Dionne quintuplets were born in Ontario, Canada.
1957 – Baseball owners voted to allow the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants to move to Los Angeles and San Francisco, respectively. Many New Yorkers still haven’t recovered. See other baseball city and nickname changes.
1987 – Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old pilot from West Germany, landed his private plane in Moscow’s Red Square. He was arrested and sentenced to four years in a labor camp, but was released after just one.
1997 – Linda Finch completed Amelia Earhart’s attempted around-the-world flight.
2003 – Pres. Bush signed a $350 billion tax cut into law; the third largest tax cut in U.S. history.

Today Is: Amnesty International Founders Day, Ascension of Baha’u’Llah, Menstrual Hygiene Day, National Brisket Day, Shavuot  (Sundown), Sierra Club Day, Slugs Return From Capistrano 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 – SWAT
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 – Holey Moley II  /  10:00 – To Tell The Truth
FOX – 8:00 – Celebrity Watch Party  /  9:00 – Labor Of Love
CW – 8:00 –  Burden Of Truth /  9:00 – In The Dark

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Dakota Johnson
Jimmy Fallon: “Tonight Show” Staff Favorites, including Kevin Hart, Justin Timberlake, Amy Poehler
Stephen Colbert: Thandie Newton, Ina Garten, John Mulaney (R 5/1/20)
Seth Meyers: Aubrey Plaza, Louie Anderson, Rihanna, Jessica Burdeaux (R 6/20/19)
James Corden: Jay Duplass, Alexandra Daddario, Noah Gardenswartz (R 9/11/19)
Lilly Singh: Sara Foster, Erin Foster (R 5/4/20)
Daily Show: Pre-empted
Conan: Lin-Manuel Miranda (R 4/21/20)
Watch What Happens Live: Pre-empted
The View: Dr. Michael Osterholm
The Talk: Billy Gardell, Iyanla Vanzant, guest co-host Elizabeth Cook
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Tracee Ellis Ross, Darcy Miller
Ellen DeGeneres: James Marsden, Kym Douglas, Alanis Morissette
Wendy Williams: Kron Moore, Ed Quinn (R 10/22/19)
The Real: New “The Real From Home” content, plus repeat segments with Patricia Heaton, Boris Kodjoe
Kelly Clarkson: Gordon Ramsay, Zola Nene, DJ Khaled, Justin Willman
Tamron Hall: Gabrielle Union, Adam & Danielle Busby, Libby & Victor Boyce


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

QUESTION: What do you say when a reporter SHAMES YOU for not wearing a mask?? This man simply said, “Uh… but your CAMERAMAN isn’t wearing one!”


QUESTION: What do you do when you’re 103 years old, and just BEAT CORONAVIRUS?? She celebrated with a BUD LIGHT!! (How about a facial while you’re at it?)


QUESTION: How do you know it’s really OVER? When he MOVES HIS EX-WIFE INTO THE HOUSE!! Juicy details on Mary-Kate Olsen’s “emergency divorce!!!!!!”


QUESTION: WHAT did “Star Wars” star John Boyega say on Instagram?? “I hate f-cking white racists!! If you don’t like it, suck a d*ck!!” Yeh, but how do you really feel?


QUESTION: Has the lockdown made YOU a “better person??” Deena Cortese from “Jersey Shore” says she’s “gotten a lot curvier!!” Thank you, COVID 19!!!!
Deena Cortese Bikini Selfie

Jimmy Fallon Apologizes For Blackface Skit

Jimmy Fallon has apologized on Twitter for wearing blackface in 2000 during a Saturday Night Live sketch.  A clip of Fallon impersonating fellow comedian Chris Rock on SNL resurfaced on Twitter Tuesday, leading to #JimmyFallonIsOverParty to trend.  Fallon dressed up as Rock during the sketch and interacted with Darrell Hammond as Regis Philbin, the then host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?  “In 2000, while on SNL, I made a terrible decision to do an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface. There is no excuse for this,” Fallon said in his apology.  “I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable,” he continued.
*******Can we ask this question?? Was CHRIS ROCK offended?? If not, who cares??
*****If you’re not offended, then “you aint black!!”
****When will the Wayans brothers apologize for their white face movie?? (Never!!) Should they??
******Who does he think he is?? The governor of Virginia???

Country Star To Host Drive-In Concerts

Alan Jackson will perform a pair of drive-in concerts in June.  He shared plans Tuesday for Small Town Drive-In, two shows in Alabama in June.  During the concerts, Jackson will perform for fans in their cars. The shows are meant to give fans “a quality-of-life activity” amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The first show will take place June 5 in Cullman, Ala., while the second will be held June 6 in Fairhope. Both venues can accommodate approximately 2,000 parked vehicles.  The events will be staged in accordance with CDC and Alabama state health guidelines for social distancing. Attendees will be required to stay in their vehicles and order concessions via phone to be delivered to their cars. Tickets go on sale Wednesday at 11 a.m. EDT. General admission per vehicle is $99.99 for two passengers, with additional passengers charged at $39.99. A portion of proceeds will go toward food relief efforts.
********Did he get an automotive sponsor?? Because that seems like a natural!!
*******You can do ANYTHING in your car!! It won’t be the first time people got naked at an Alan Jackson concert!!
******If you’re not a country fan, they’ll also be showing a movie!!

Lori Loughlin Wants Separate Jailtime From Husband

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are reportedly hoping to serve their upcoming prison sentences at different times for the sake of their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella.  After more than a year of maintaining their innocence, the famous couple pleaded guilty to their role in the college admissions scandal that saw them allegedly pay $500,000 to get their daughters recruited to the University of Southern California as recruits on the crew team despite neither girl participating in the sport. Per the terms of their plea, Loughlin is aiming to spend two months behind bars while Giannulli will spend five.  A source close to the family told Us Weekly that the couple is hoping to stagger their respective prison sentences so that someone can be around to provide emotional support to their daughters, who are both in their ’20s.  “Lori and Moss don’t want to serve their prison sentences at the same time. Among the reasons, even though their daughters are adults, Lori wants one parent to be free to provide emotional support to the girls,” the source explains. “Lori’s concern all along has been Isabella and Olivia Jade.”
********She’d also like 5 months on her own to look for the next husband!!
******Is anyone taking bets about how many visiting days these girls will spend at the prison??
******Maybe she can just buy ’em emotional support boyfriends!!! 

McConaughey and Wife Make Huge Facemask Donation

Matthew McConaughey and his wife, Camila Alves McConaughey, donated a significant number of masks to Texas-area hospitals battling the coronavirus pandemic over Memorial Day weekend.  They partnered with Lincoln, which Matthew was already a spokesperson for, to deliver 110,000 masks to rural hospitals in Texas. The 50-year-old actor took to Instagram to share an image of himself and Camila getting into a Lincoln truck that’s filled to the brim with boxes on both the inside as well as the truck bed. “Thanks to @lincoln for donating 110 thousand masks – me and @camilamcconaughey hitting the road to get em to rural hospitals in need across Texas,” the actor wrote in the caption.  “Happy to help. Thanks to you and Camila, Matthew!” the brand’s Instagram account responded in the comments.
********And just like a Lincoln, the masks will need to be repaired in a couple of months!!
*******Matthew made it special by breathing on every single mask!! Collector’s item!!

Camilla Parker-Bowles Joins Public Reading

The Duchess of Cornwall is reading for a good cause.  She joined Taika Waititi’s reading of Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach” on Wednesday, alongside Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad. She played The Ship’s Captain in her first-ever character role.  “Holy cats! Send a message to the Queen at once!” she read from the iconic children’s book. “The country must be warned!”  The Roald Dahl’s Story Company has been putting on the star-studded reading to support charities impacted by COVID-19, including Partners in Health and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s charity.  “I hope this campaign will raise vital funds to support those most in need at this very challenging time – as well as helping families and children currently in lockdown to find a moment of comfort through the joy of reading,” she said in a rare statement.
*********Being married to Prince Charles, she’s never known a man with a “giant peach!!”
*******It’s really a heavy burden being the Duchess of Cornhole!

Chrissy Teigen Removing Breast Implants

Chrissy Teigen is having her breast implants removed, the multi-hyphenate revealed on Instagram Tuesday.  “So I posted myself getting a covid test on the Twitter, as I’m getting surgery soon,” Teigen, 34, wrote. “A lot of people are understandably curious (and nosey!) so I’ll just say it here: I’m getting my boobs out! They’ve been great to me for many years but I’m just over it. I’d like to be able to zip a dress in my size, lay on my belly with pure comfort!”  “Don’t worry about me,” she said. “All good. I’ll still have boobs, they’ll just be pure fat. Which is all a tit is in the first place. A dumb, miraculous bag of fat.”
********Hey… nice bags!!
****Chrissy will be shocked to learn that a “man-thing” is NOT a bone!!! It’s an amazing series of veins and capillaries!!
******We’d like to thank her for keeping us updated… but really?  Not necessary!!
****She’s a “multi-hyphenate,” which means “Model-actress-designer-pain-in-the-ass!!”

Mike Tyson Open To Fight Another Tyson

Mike Tyson appears willing to take on anyone in a potential return to the ring, even one of the best active boxers in the world.  Tyson Fury, who dominated Deontay Wilder in February to become the WBC heavyweight champion, said he was contacted regarding a potential exhibition bout with the Baddest Man on the Planet.  “I did get a phone call with a chance to fight Mike Tyson. I was like, Whaaat?!’ Fury told BT Sport. “”I had a phone call saying, ‘Would you like to fight Mike Tyson in an exhibition fight?’ I was like, ‘Hell yeah!’ But I don’t think anything’s materialized out of it to be honest. I think he’s definitely serious about doing some fights.”  Mike said in a interview with Lil Wayne posted Saturday that he’d been in touch with several names about a charity boxing fight. Former rival Evander Holyfield, who’s also itching for a comeback, teased a potential trilogy fight with Tyson.  “You’re not going to believe the names when the names come out,” Tyson said. “Sometime this week, we’ll have the contract done.”
********He asked Betty White, but she was busy!!!
*******Just to keep things safe, he’ll be using inflatable gloves!!!
******Because of social distancing, the fighters will be kept 6 feet apart!!
UPDATE: Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship just offered him $20 MILLION to compete!! STORY HERE!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Divorce Giving Kristin a TV Boost!-(National Enquirer)

The timing of 33-year-old Kristin Cavallari’s divorce from Jay Cutler, 37, has raised eyebrows inside E! because it coincides with the time producers decide whether to renew her reality show!  “The ratings for season three were less than great,” an insider says.  “Many top executives felt like Kristin’s story had run its course.  But that was before this big ugly divorce blew up!  If the whole split is one PR stunt to get a new season green-lighted, it looks like it’s going to work!”

Diane Dumps Her Old Duds!-(Globe)

Quirky clotheshorse Diane Keaton has finally cleaned out her stuffed closet, tossing beloved threads, shoes and tattered fashion memories into large garbage bags.  “I have a lot of clothing and it’s time for me to let it go,” she confesses on social media.  Lingering on stuff one last time before donating it, the “Annie Hall” actress quips about some of her wacky wardrobe choices-like a pair of ancient platform shoes.  “Was I kidding when I bought these?” she snaps.  “Can you believe this?  Crazy!”  Then after finally dragging four big bags off to Goodwill, she finds the donation center temporarily closed.  “This is insane,” gripes the 74-year-old star.

Johnny & Courteney:  Solo Act-(Us Weekly)

Absence makes the heart grow fonder!  On a recent interview, Courteney Cox, 55, revealed that she and longtime love Johnny McDaid have been quarantining in separate countries.  “I haven’t seen him in so long,” she revealed.  “I just miss…his physical touch….It’s been hard.”  To pass the time, Cox has been practicing piano.  “She’s really good,” the musician, 43, says.  “She has a lot of potential.”

Will Britney Get Her Life Back?-(Star)

After her conservatorship is extended, pals say the troubled pop princess is girding for battle.  It’s been 12 years since Britney Spears was placed under conservatorship and lost legal control of her life and her $60 million fortune-and it seems that situation won’t be changing anytime soon.  According to new court document, an L.A. judge has extended the conservatorship through Aug. 22-but sources say the “Toxic” singer, 38, is ready to revolt.  “It’s the conservator’s job to make sure Britney maintains her mental health and doesn’t blow through her money or sign away property,” a family attorney says, adding that any legal change, such as a marriage, would also be betted by the conservator.  That’s a sticking point for Britney, who’s eager to tie the knot with her boyfriend of three years, actor Sam Asghari, 26, “Throughout their relationship, she hasn’t been able to be her own person,” spills the pal.

Amal & George Under Pressure-(Life & Style)

George and Amal Clooney have found themselves in a Catch-22.  The 59-year-old actor wants to move back to Hollywood, while the human rights attorney, 42, insists on staying put in England with their 2-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander.  “George and Amal argue a lot, mostly about where to live and how to raise their family,” a source says.  “He’s used to doing what he wants when he wants, which doesn’t go over well with Amal.  She and George always said they’d put the kids in British schools and now he’s trying to change the plan.  Everyone is praying they’ll pull through,” the source says.  “George can’t imagine his life without Amal, but he may have to if they can’t find a way to make this work.”


“I haven’t touched my Cosby money.”-Raven Symone, on saving the money she earned while appearing on the show as a child.

“I bow down to hairdressers.”-Jessica Alba, after cutting her daughters’ hair.

“I realize I do remember my 12-times tables, and I’m kind of a beast at it.”-Sterling K. Brown, on homeschooling his children.

Couch Potato of the Week-(In Touch)

Robert Pattinson

“I think if you’re working out all the time you’re part of the problem.  No one was doing this in the ‘70s.”

-on the pressure on actors to be ripped.



Guy Breaks T-Shirt Record

An Idaho couple broke a Guinness World Record by teaming up to dress the husband in 32 T-shirts in one minute.  David Rush, who has broken more than 100 Guinness records to promote STEM education, teamed up with wife Jennifer to break the record for most T-shirts put on in one minute (team of two).  A video of the attempt shows Jennifer Rush dressing her husband in 32 T-shirts in the allotted time, beating the previous record of 31.  “She had a slick motion where she would catch the shirt coming down over the back of my neck and in one swift motion pull it down my back,” David Rush said.  He said the attempt marked Jennifer Rush’s first official Guinness World Record after previously acting as helping him achieve a world record for fastest time to wrap a person in cling wrap. She did not receive a mention in the official listing.  See the video HERE.
*******Behind every nerdy man…. there’s an even nerdier woman!!
******She didn’t get a mention… and she also had to do the laundry!!
******The only thing that would make it better is if they were your station t-shirts!!

Airbnb Lists Baseball Stadium

A minor league baseball team in Florida is putting its stadium to good use amid a delayed season by renting out the property on Airbnb.  The Pensacola Blue Wahoos said the listing marked the first time a professional baseball stadium has been listed on Airbnb.  The team said the $1,500 per-night stays can accommodate up to 10 guests for “the most intimate, behind-the-scenes ballpark experience in history.”  The guests will receive full access to the field during their stays, with a full batting practice setup included in the package.  “Guests are welcome to hit from home plate, play catch in the outfield, run the bases, enjoy a picnic in the outfield, or find other creative uses for the field,” the listing reads.  The Wahoos said the available dates quickly sold out, but more dates might be made available between July and October, depending on what the 2020 season schedule ends up looking like after the coronavirus-imposed delay. See the listing HERE.
********Can we just say??? This is genius!!
******It’s not often you can take a vacation and not have to bring your own balls!!
****Maybe your wife will let you get to third base??

Boy Graduates College At 13

A 13-year-old boy has become the youngest person to ever graduate from a California college after earning four associate’s degrees in two years.  Jack Rico, 13, who enrolled at Fullerton College at age 11, is set to graduate Wednesday in a special drive-by celebration in La Mirada after the traditional graduation ceremony was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Fullerton College said the teenager is the youngest-ever graduate from the school.  Rico, who accumulated four associate’s degrees from the school, is now headed to the University of Nevada on a full scholarship.  The boy said he is planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in history, but he does not expect that to be the end of his education.  “I’m 13, so I don’t want to rush everything,” he told KABC-TV. “I’m still trying to figure it out, but I just want to focus on learning right now. That’s what I love to do.”
********He’ll be taking a “gap year” to masturbate!!
******He’s looking for a 13-year-old girl who wants to travel!!
****If you’re 13, “history” means studying anything that happened before 2007!!!

Big Cat False Sighting

Police responded to an affluent London neighborhood on a report of a “big cat” with cheetah-like markings and determined the animal was a domesticated Savannah cat.  Residents of the area unofficially known as Billionaire’s Row, located in the Hampstead Heath-East Finchley area of London, called police Monday night to report a big cat was on the loose.  “It was elongated, really too big for a domestic pet. The markings were like that of a cheetah or leopard,” a resident who spotted the feline told the London Evening Standard.  An armed police unit was dispatched to the neighborhood and an animal expert accompanying the officers was able to catch a glimpse of the animal and identify it as a Savannah cat, a domesticated hybrid of a domestic cat and an African serval.  Police said the animal escaped into the undergrowth before they could capture it. The cat, which is believed to have escaped from a home in the area, remained at large Tuesday.
******Several dogs are missing, but nothing else has happened!!!
TOPIC: Ever see a wild animal in your neighborhood??







5 Big Mistakes Managers Make When Delivering Bad News To Employees

Huffington Post

  1. You Don’t Get To The Point Right Away

When you know there is difficult news to come, don’t set up the false expectation that you are there to share happy normal updates by starting the meeting with chitchat. Clarity is kindness, said Kim Scott, the author of “Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity,” who has written about how professionals can be trapped by ruinous empathy and not say what needs to be said.

As an example of how not being upfront is a mistake, Scott shared her own past experience laying off a colleague who was a new parent. “Instead of cutting right to the point, I said, ‘How are you? How’s the baby?’ He went on this beautiful monologue,” she said. “It made the conversation much harder. I burst into tears when I said, ‘But I have terrible news to deliver.’ And it made it worse for him.“

When you are delivering bad news, you should not let your worry about how the news will be received prevent you from taking decisive action.

“You don’t want to do this a little bit at a time. You want to let the person know, and then you want to be prepared to sit with the emotions in the room,” Scott said. “This is really hard. Every instinct in us is to run away from strong emotions, and you’ve got to be prepared to be the one who bears witness.”


  1. You Obscure The Bad News With Corporate Language

Managers can lean on vague corporate language to avoid getting uncomfortable with what they have to say, Conley said. This business-speak might sound like, “We need to optimize efficiencies” — which actually means, “We have to lay people off” — or, “We are forced to realign our resources” — which actually means, “We’re restructuring the organization, combining three departments into one, which results in the elimination of 20 jobs,” he said.

Instead of cloaking the news in corporate metaphors, give details about why you came to the decision if you were involved in it, said Susan Heathfield, a human resources consultant. Doing this right could sound like, “We considered these five options before we reached this conclusion. All managers were involved,” Heathfield said.


  1. You Make Vague Promises Instead Of Offering Concrete, Helpful Actions

Hopeful promises can feel good to say in the moment, but they are not useful to your colleague if they are not specific or true.

Take a furlough situation as one example. Vague promises around furloughs can sound like, “Maybe in the future, we’ll be able to bring you back,” but that gives no clarity on when and how that might happen, Lara Hogan, author of “Resilient Management,” said. If you don’t know when exactly staff can return, you need to create a point in time when they will at least receive the next update, she added.

The goal of delivering hard news is not to give false hope. When the bad news is job loss, Hogan said, the bearer should have at least two specific helpful actions they can offer the recipient, such as a job referral, a resume read or a connection that they can make at a company the person is interested in working at next.

If someone asks if the company is going to have layoffs again, Scott said you cannot make promises you cannot keep.

“We don’t know what’s going to happen with the economy; we don’t know what’s going to happen with this virus,” Scott said. Instead, you should stick to sharing what you know with language like, “I am going to do everything in my power never to have to do this again. This is terrible,” she said.


  1. You Don’t Deliver The Bad News Yourself, With Your Face Visible

Because of the current pandemic, it may not be possible to deliver hard news face to face. But that doesn’t mean you should do it in an email.

Avoid sending only an email announcement, Conley said. “That’s cold and impersonal,” he said. “Save the email for a documented follow-up to the Zoom meeting.”

If you are doing the meeting over video, don’t convey the bad news as a disembodied voice or with a message on a screen, either, Hogan said. Leave the camera on, and make sure your face or that of whoever is delivering the bad news is visible, she said.

You also need to make sure there is time for questions, or else “people are going to feel so unsupported,” Hogan said.


  1. You Reject Emotions In Yourself And Others

Process your own complicated emotions around the bad news so that you are not paralyzed by them, and don’t unnecessarily burden the recipient with them, either.

“Some people, they can’t bear the fact that this other person is in pain, so they reject the pain: ‘Don’t take it personally.’ When you’re having these conversations, eliminate that phrase from your vocabulary,” Scott said.

Instead of telling people how to feel, sit with the emotions in the room, and give people an action plan of how you will help them move forward from the bad news. Outline what you’re going to do for them, and explain how you’re going to manage the business so it doesn’t have to happen again, Scott said.


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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