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Born on this day!! Country singer Narvel Felts is 83. Guitarist Vince Martell of Vanilla Fudge is 76. Keyboardist Jim Peterik of The Ides of March (and formerly of Survivor) is 71. Singer-keyboardist Paul Cowsill of The Cowsills is 70. Singer Marshall Crenshaw is 68. Singer-guitarist Andy Partridge of XTC is 68. Singer Dave Alvin is 66. Synthesizer player Ian Craig Marsh (Human League, Heaven 17) is 65. Actor Stanley Tucci is 61. Actor Demi Moore is 58. Actor Calista Flockhart (“Brothers and Sisters,” ″Ally McBeal”) is 57. Actor Frank John Hughes (“24″) is 54. TV personality Carson Kressley (“Queer Eye For the Straight Guy”) is 52. Actor David DeLuise (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) is 50. Actor Tyler Christopher (“General Hospital”) is 49. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is 47. Actor Scoot McNairy (“Argo”) is 44. “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” musical director Jon Batiste is 35. Actress Christa B. Allen (“Revenge”) is 30.


1620 – The Mayflower Compact was signed by Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower. It would provide the basis for all governments of the American colonies.
1831 – Former slave Nat Turner was executed.
1889 – Washington became the 42nd state.
1918 – The Allies and Germany signed an armistice ending World War I.1921
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated in Arlington National Cemetery.
1965 – Rhodesia proclaimed its independence from Britain.
1992 – The Church of England voted to ordain women as priests.
2004 – Yasir Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, died in Paris. Mahmoud Abbas was elected to take his place.

Today Is: Armistice Day, Death/Duty Day, Forget-Me-Not Day, International Tempranillo Day, National Homunculus Awareness Day, Origami Day, Red Lipstick Day, Veteran’s Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Young Sheldon  /  8:30 – United States Of AI  / 9:00 – Ghosts  /  9:30 – B Positive / 10:00 – Bull
NBC – 8:00 – Blacklist  / 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 – NFL: Ravens At Dolphins
CW – 8:00 – Walker  /  9:00 – Legacies

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Garnett, the War On Drugs
Jimmy Fallon: Taylor Swift, Colin Quinn, Sam Fender
Stephen Colbert: Kenneth Branagh, Ellie Kemper
Seth Meyers: Taylor Swift, Aisling Bea, Elmo Lovano
James Corden: Andrew Garfield, Jamie Dornan, Laurie Kilmartin
Watch What Happens Live: Emily Ratajkowski
The View: Michael C. Hall
The Talk: Drew Carey
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Uzo Aduba, Dr. Melina Jampolis
Ellen DeGeneres: Kathryn Hahn, Candace Parker
Wendy Williams: Guest host Michael Rapaport
The Real: Michael Eric Dyson, Landon Romano
Drew Barrymore: Andy Cohen, Zazie Beetz, Saniyya Sydney, Demi Singleton

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

QUESTION: What do you do when your take-out soup is TOO HOT? This woman THREW IT IN THE FACE of the girl behind the counter!! Cops are looking for her!!


QUESTION: Have you ever asked, “What ELSE can go wrong??” DON’T DO IT!!! Now it’s reported that aggressive 6-FOOT SHARKS are living in London’s River Thames!


QUESTION: Was the armorer on “Rust” SET UP AND SABOTAGED? That’s what SHE says, as the D.A. says, “I KNOW who loaded that gun!!” Stay tuned!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Is it NOSTRADAMUS?? Or… “The Simpsons???” Fans find ANOTHER prediction… this time, the Simpsons seem to foreshadow the ASTROWORLD disaster!!


QUESTION: How does J Lo keep it looking like THIS at the age of 52?? Her celebrity trainer reveals her high-intensity workout.. but it’s NOT for everyone!!!!! Yikes!!
The singer flaunted the fruits of her labor back in November 2020, when she posed naked while promoting her then-new single

People’s Sexiest Man Alive

People magazine has named Paul Rudd the Sexiest Man Alive for 2021.  “I’m going to lean into it hard. I’m going to own this. I’m not going to try and be like, ‘Oh I’m so modest.’ I’m getting business cards made. But all of my friends will destroy me and I expect them to. And that’s why they’re my friends,” Rudd told People magazine.  He was announced as the Sexiest Man Alive during Tuesday’s episode of The Late Show of Stephen Colbert.  They starred in a series of comedic skits where the late night host tested Rudd on being sexy.  Colbert held a photo shoot with Rudd where he dressed up as a construction worker and a monk before he had to pour water over himself.  His last test involved telling Rudd that he didn’t win Sexiest Man Alive, with Rudd accepting defeat with humility.  “Don’t you see Paul? There’s nothing sexier than humility,” Colbert said before Rudd was given a sash, roses and a crown.  Michael B. Jordan was named the Sexiest Man Alive for 2020.
*****This is one of those years when every other guy says, “Him?? Hey, I could have been in the running!!”
******Just like Ant Man, he’s punching above his weight!!!
*****Once again, we lost by ONE VOTE!!
*****Stephen Colbert asked if he should run, and they said, “Don’t waste your time!!”

Versace To Design Britney Spears Wedding Dress

Britney Spears says Versace artistic director Donatella Versace will design her wedding dress.  She shared wedding details Tuesday on Instagram after getting engaged to her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, in September.  She posted a slideshow of photos and videos of herself wearing a light pink gown.  “No… this is not my wedding dress bahahah!!!! Donatella Versace is making my dress as we speak …. Have a good night folks!!!!” she captioned the post.  Spears announced her engagement to Asghari on Sept. 12 after several years of dating.  “The couple made their longstanding relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love expressed to them,” Asghari’s rep told The New York Times.  Spears said in October that she and Asghari are debating whether to have their wedding in Italy, Greece, Australia or New York.  See the pics HERE.
********Well, there goes HALF her money!!!!
*****The other half will go to her new husband!!!
*****Donatella Versace is the woman voted “Most Likely to Be Mistaken for Beef Jerkey!!”

Prince Harry Warned Twitter!

Britain’s Prince Harry says he warned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, on the day before the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, that the social platform was enabling a possible coup by radical supporters of former President Donald Trump.  In an interview at the Re:Wired Conference on Tuesday, Harry said he’d spoken with Dorsey on multiple occasions in the run-up to the Capitol attack.  “Jack and I were emailing each other prior to Jan. 6 when I warned him his platform was allowing a coup to be staged,” Prince Harry told the panel discussion, according to Sky News.  “And then it happened, and I haven’t heard from him since.”  He made the remarks during a panel discussion on misinformation online.  “I learned from a very early age that the incentives of publishing are not necessarily aligned with the incentives of truth,” he added.  Harry said he’d made the warning to Dorsey on Jan. 5, the day before radical Trump supporters attacked the Capitol in a bid to block certification of Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 election.
*******Prince Harry also says he doesn’t have a Twitter account… so how did he “know??”
******The “coup” almost succeeded!! The guy in the Viking Hat was almost the Emperor of America!!
*****Why does it feel like Harry is creating his own legend???
*****Are we ready to have our speech regulated by Harry and the “Duchess?”

Elton John Ready To Tour Again

Elton John will embark on a 150-date tour around the globe.  At age 74, he just had a hip replacement following an injurious fall that forced him to reschedule his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour. He was seen supporting using a cane Wednesday as he received a prestigious honor from Prince Charles.  He leaned on the walking stick as he was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honor for his music career and campaigning work on AIDS during a ceremony at Windsor Castle.  “He is not Superman. I wonder how he’s even getting insurance to do these gigs — can you imagine the premiums?” one musician who has known John for decades told the NY Post. “He should be at home with his kids and his husband, not stuck on the road. I worry that he won’t finish this tour.”  Insiders say that John is faced with a shocking litany of health concerns, but he keeps touring to support his lavish lifestyle.  “Why, why, why does Elton feel that he has to do this at this age?” asked the musician who knows him. “There is only one reason: cash.”
*******He used to BE hip… now he’s got a NEW hip!!!
********Paul McCartney is even older… but he’s always taken better care of himself!!
*******And Keith Richards is walking around like it’s 1979!!!

Adele Preview With Oprah

Adele One Night Only” will see her speak candidly with Oprah about diets, dating and divorce. The program will also feature her performing tracks from her anticipated album “30” — set for release Nov. 19.  A preview clip shows Adele sitting down in a rose garden with Oprah as she opens up about the inspiration behind her hit song “Hello.”  “The song was the beginning of me trying to find myself,” She says about the single, which she penned in 2015.  The interview’s outdoor setting is sure to trigger memories of Oprah’s scandalous sit-down with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which aired in March and brought in 17 million viewers. But it doesn’t look like Lady O will give Adele a grilling, with the preview showing she “goes easy” on her.  The special airs on CBS at 8:30 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT Sunday.  See the preview HERE.
********At some point, Adele will reveal that the royal family is racist!! Because that’s big ratings!!
******Towards the end of the show, Meghan Markle just “happens” to stop by!!! “Oh, are you doing the interview TONIGHT???”
*****She won’t be denied!! The girl’s got the goods!!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Mulaney & Munn:  Baby Blues-(National Enquirer)

Expectant parents John Mulaney, 39, and Olivia Munn, 41, reportedly won’t be rocking the cradle together!  Just weeks after announcing Olivia’s pregnancy, their relationship faces lots of “uncertainty,” said a source.  “Olivia’s friends just don’t see these two being a couple in a year’s time.”

Ariana’s Brush With Evil-(Globe)

Superstar singer Ariana Grande wails a spooky tune, describing spine-tingling paranormal perils.  Ariana, 28, tells a tale of being haunted by demons after visiting a creepy cemetery in Kansas City years ago.  “I felt sick, overwhelming feeling of negativity over the whole car and we smelled sulfur, which is the sign of a demon, and there was a fly in the car randomly, which is another sign of a demon,” dishes the “Voice” judge, stressing she tried pacifying the paranormal beings by apologizing, but it didn’t work.  Soon, she started hearing spooky things that go bump in the night.

Billie & Matthew:  Low-Key Love-(Us Weekly)

Billie Eilish and Matthew Tyler Vorce are usually all about keeping their romance private-but when they attended Doja Cat’s 26the birthday bash on Oct. 21, onlookers reported that the singer, 19, and the actor, 30, were inseparable.  “Billie thinks Matthew’s smart, and he makes her laugh,” a source says, noting they’ve been quietly dating since early last year.  As for the age difference?  “It doesn’t bother Billie,” the source says.  “Matthew’s the strong and silent type, and intensely into Billie.  She loves that.”

Frail Queen Elizabeth II:  What Happens Next?-(Star)

The U.K. has a secret plan called Operation London Bridge in place for when the Queen passes away, from the first announcement to the funeral.

12-Day Mourning Period-

During this time, preparations will be made for her state funeral, which will likely be modeled after her father King George VI’s 1952 lavish and somber ceremony.

Charles Crowned King-

As soon as the Queen dies, Prince Charles will accede to the throne.  He’s permitted to choose his own name, which is expected to be King Charles III, and will be crowned in a ceremony full of pomp.  Elizabeth’s own took place more than a year after her father’s death.

Assets Divided-

While most royal assets are tied up in property, some will be distributed per the Queens will.  According to a source, Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle, who stepped down from royal duties and moved to the United States, have already been cut out of the queen’s $4 billion dollar will.  “They’re trying to take on well-paid jobs to maintain their royal lifestyle.”

Adele’s $5 Million Dream Wedding-(Life & Style)

If 30 was the worst year of Adele’s life-she split from now ex-husband Simon Konecki-then 33 is shaping up to be her best yet!  The Grammy-winning singer not only has a new album coming out, she’s also secretly engaged to sports agent Rich Paul, a source says.  “They’re an immensely private couple and don’t want to take the attention away from the release of her new single, so they’ve been celebrating their engagement quietly,” says the source.  “Adele had a small, intimate ceremony when she tied the knot with Simon [in 2018], but this time around, she wants to do things differently and is sparing no expense,” says the source.


“They’re good friends, and I wanted to make sure they had a great time, so there was a lot of pressure.’-Idris Elba, on deejaying Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

“I don’t deny my body anything, even at 1 a.m. when I have the nighttime munchies.”-Priyanka Chopra Jonas, on now being comfortable in her own skin.

“I am at all times on tippy-toes, and so I felt like that was a really good marriage compromise I made.  I have ladders everywhere.”-Mila Kunis, on living in a house built for her husband, Ashton Kutcher, who is nearly one foot taller than she is.

Jen’s Engaged!-(In Touch)

Three years after her painful divorce from Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner is taking the plunge again.  Jen had a big smile plastered on her face as she strolled the streets of NYC on Oct. 23.  Upon closer inspection, it became clear why:  The 49-year-old actress had a new ring on that finger.  “Yep, she and John Miller are engaged,” a source says.  “And she’s not hiding it.”  The question is:  Will Jen beat her ex [Ben and Jennifer Lopez] to the altar?  She and John have already settled on some of the arrangements.



Arby’s Vodka!

Arby’s announced it plans to unroll two limited-edition vodkas that will pair well with their french fries.  Arby’s is debuting two french fry inspired vodkas.  Arby’s Vodka The Curly Fry Vodka “preserves the distinguished and authentic flavor profile” of its namesake snack, and is distilled with cayenne, paprika, onion and garlic, the company said in a press release Tuesday.  Arby’s Crinkle Fry Vodka is more “subtle” and is made with real kosher salt and sugar, according to the missive.  “Though we’ve mastered the art of drive-thru fries, we wanted to take it one step further by making them 80-proof,” said Patrick Schwing, chief marketing officer of Arby’s.  The fast food booze will be available online in 12 states on Nov. 18 for $60 a bottle, the release said.  Online reaction to the alcohol announcement was mixed, with many commenting they’d prefer the chain brought back a discontinued menu item.  Where are the potato cakes?! Bring back as a Christmas present!,” one person wrote on Instagram.
*********Please say this story came from the Onion!!
******They took the potato cakes… and made vodka with them!!!
******They’re distracting you from the fact that their “meat” isn’t really “meat!!”

You Can Arrive In A Tank!

A British man is offering an unusual chauffeur service by charging about $1,000 to give rides to weddings and other events in his “Tank Taxi.”  Merlin Batchelor of Norwich, England, said his Tank Taxi — which is actually an armored personnel carrier, a vehicle with a similar look to a tank — cost him a total $35,000 to purchase and repair for use in his business.  “First, I had neighbors, then friends asking, then friends of friends, and then people I didn’t even know asking me can I take them to, mainly asking about proms,” Batchelor told CBS News.  Batchelor said he now makes about $1,000 per job to drive people to weddings and funerals.  He said the unusual chauffeur service offers “pure entertainment. As you drive along the street, there’s so many people smiling, laughing, pointing.”  Batchelor said the insurance for the vehicle is cheaper than for his family’s Honda Civic.  “The kids love going shopping in it,” he told the Norwich Evening News.
*******Hey… “Tanks for the Memories!!”
*****And girls, on the way to prom, he can blow up that b*tch who tried to steal your boyfriend!!
****In some neighborhoods, this is the only safe way to get to the prom!!

Wedding Ring Rescued From Storm Drain

The Chicago Fire Department came to the rescue when a groom dropped his wedding band into a storm drain shortly after the ceremony.  Anthony Serritella said he was showing off his wedding ring to a friend after his wedding on Saturday when the band fell off his finger and into a storm drain.  Serritella said the ring was especially precious to him because it had been his father’s wedding band.  The Chicago Fire Department was contacted, and the crew of Engine 98 came to the scene.  Firefighters climbed into the storm drain and were able to recover the ring.  A Fire Department of New Yorkcrew conducted a similar rescue operation last year when a New Year’s Eve engagement resulted in the ring falling down a storm drain.  Danny Tay and Asha Cesar said they were walking back to their car after the proposal when the ring fell off Cesar’s finger and plunged into the storm drain.  The crew of Engine 249 in Brooklyn used coat hangers and duct tape to fish out the ring from the drain.
******While they were down there, they also found his wife!! But that’s another story!!!
*****They had plenty of time to look.. because there’s nothing else going on in Chicago right now!!

Crazy Circus Escape

A group of eight camels and one llama escaped from a circus in Spain and wandered the streets of Madrid before being rounded up by police.  The Spanish National Police said the animals were found wandering the streets of the capital about 5 a.m., and officers rounded them up and returned them to the circus.  The Gran Circo Quiros said the animals escaped after an act of sabotage by animal rights activists. The exact nature of the sabotage was not specified.  The circus said the camels and llama were not injured during their time on the loose.  See the pics HERE.
*******This sounds like a Pixar movie!! And it probably will be!!
******It’s pretty awesome that eight camels escaped on Hump Day!!







7 Sneaky Habits That Are Sabotaging Your Relationship



  1. You ignore your partner’s interests

It’s normal — healthy even! — to have interests that differ from your partner’s. Just because your significant other loves country music doesn’t mean you have to throw on a cowboy hat and hightail it to the Luke Bryan concert. But you can still find little ways to support your partner’s passions, even if they aren’t necessarily your cup of (sweet) tea.

“For example, if your partner wants to share a song with you, it is important to show interest in what they enjoy about it or to listen to it, even if you might not have a taste for that genre of music,” Los Angeles marriage and family therapist Abigail Makepeace told HuffPost. “Otherwise, a lack of acknowledgment of your partner’s interests can eventually add up to a feeling that their passions — or that they themselves — are unaccepted in your relationship.”

“You do not have to enjoy the song, but simply listening or conversing about what your partner might enjoy about it provides necessary support,” she added.


  1. You don’t say thank you for the small things

You voice your appreciation when your partner buys you a gift, plans a weekend trip or books you a massage. But you may forget to acknowledge them for the small day-to-day ways they lighten your load. Neglecting to recognize these efforts can breed resentment over time.

“Good relationships are not about the grand gestures. They are built and maintained through the small, everyday moments,” said therapist Nicole Saunders of Charlotte, North Carolina. “Failing to notice and validate your partner for all the work they put into the relationship ― even if it is something they ‘should’ do, like unload the dishwasher ― is a lost opportunity to build positive connection.”

Don’t take these small acts for granted. Whatever your partner is doing to make your life easier deserves recognition.

“This may be getting your favorite snack at the store, making the bed the way you like it, or greeting you with a hug because they know physical touch is your love language,” Saunders said. “Then give them a genuine thank you! Bonus — it’s also a good way to reinforce behaviors you want to keep seeing.”


  1. You’ve gotten lax about your personal hygiene

Skipping the occasional shower isn’t a big deal, but when forgoing basic grooming becomes a habit, it can get in the way of intimacy and become a source of conflict in the relationship.

“Not brushing teeth, showering, shaving, etc. can be inconsiderate of our partners, especially when we know that it bothers them and we’re still not intentional about handling it better,” said Northern California therapist Kurt Smith, who specializes in counseling men.

It’s worth mentioning that poor hygiene can sometimes be an outward manifestation of a mental health condition like depression. If you’re struggling with motivation in other areas of your life, experiencing feelings of worthlessness or withdrawing socially, talk to your partner and consider making an appointment with a mental health professional, too.


  1. You criticize your partner instead of asking for what you need

Criticism is when a complaint in the relationship is expressed as a character flaw, couples therapist Zach Brittle previously told HuffPost.

For example, you might snap at your partner and say something like, “You’re always late for dinner. Why can’t you ever be on time? You’re so inconsiderate.”

When we resort to criticism, we put our partner on the defensive, which often leads to an argument — not the positive change we hope to see, Makepeace said. Over time, these harsh words can hurt our partner’s self-esteem and create emotional distance between the two of you.

“If we want our partners to do something differently, we should make a specific request for a change in their actions, versus stating a negative judgment,” Makepeace said.

So in the example above, you could try saying, “I feel disregarded when you don’t tell me you’re running late. I need you to call ahead of time so I can plan dinner accordingly.”


  1. You don’t maintain a life outside the relationship

When you first start dating someone, it’s not uncommon to go through a honeymoon period where you’re spending most of your time together. But after a while, if you’re still focusing all of your energy on your partner while letting your friends, family and other interests fall by the wayside, it could be a bad sign of things to come.

“When couples become too enmeshed, it puts a lot of pressure on the relationship,” Saunders said. “Maintaining the relationship at all costs can become the objective because neither partner has a separate life or support system to fall back on. It can feel like life will end if the relationship does.

To avoid this toxic pitfall, make sure you continue to nurture your identity, interests and meaningful connections outside your romantic relationship.

“It’s important to have time apart on the regular, whether that is time going out doing different things with different people, or simply having weeknights enjoying separate shows or in different rooms involved in different hobbies,” Saunders said.


  1. You check your partner’s phone without asking

Sneaking a peek at your partner’s texts or Instagram DMs might seem innocent enough, but it’s actually a violation of their privacy and a sign of underlying issues between you.

“If you’re reliant on accessing your partner’s phone to confirm their faithfulness, it’s a reflection of a large lack of trust within the relationship,” Makepeace said.

It’s reasonable — not suspicious or dishonest — for people in relationships to want to maintain some privacy and autonomy from their partner.

“Many people in relationships desire a bit of their own benign independence,” psychologist Ryan Howes previously told HuffPost. “This isn’t to say they want to separate. They often love their relationships and want them to endure, but they also want a little bit of their lives to themselves ― and this isn’t necessarily a problem.”

Resist the urge to check each other’s devices. Instead, be vulnerable enough to talk about the insecurities that are driving you to snoop in the first place.


  1. You make promises you can’t keep

Keeping your word — even when it comes to small things — goes a long way toward building trust and making your partner feel loved and appreciated. Conversely, when you have a habit of saying you’re going to do something and then blowing it off, whether consciously or unconsciously, it can drive a wedge between you and your partner over time.

“This can take any number of forms, from following through on and taking care of the lease expiration on their car, to finishing installing the baseboards in the family room, to emptying the dishwasher daily as promised, to not being ready to go somewhere at the pre-agreed time,” Smith said.

Try setting reminders to complete important tasks in your phone or writing them down in a planner so you don’t forget. Only commit to tasks you know you’ll be able to tackle and give yourself realistic time frames to do so. (In other words, don’t overpromise to try to please your partner.) And if it looks like you’re not going to be able to get it done, then let your partner know as soon as you can.

“Explain exactly why you’re unable to follow through,” relationship writer Sheri Stritof wrote for Verywell Mind. “Make this sort of situation the exception, not the rule, especially as you’re working to build trust.”


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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