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Born on this day!! Banjo player Sonny Osborne of The Osborne Brothers is 83. Country singer Lee Clayton is 78. Guitarist Denny Laine (Wings, Moody Blues) is 76. Singer-actor Melba Moore is 75. Actor Richard Dreyfuss is 73. Actor Kate Jackson is 72. Actor Dan Castellaneta (“The Simpsons”) is 63. Singer Randy Jackson of The Jacksons is 59. Drummer Peter Timmins of Cowboy Junkies is 55. Actor Joely Fisher (“Ellen”) is 53. Rapper Paris is 53. Actor Grayson McCouch (“Gotham”) is 52. Singer SA Martinez of 311 is 51. Actor Winona Ryder is 49. Actor Tracee Ellis Ross (“black-ish”) is 48. Actor Gabrielle Union is 48. Actor Trevor Lissauer (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) is 47. Actor Milena Govich (“Law and Order”) is 44. Actor Jon Abrahams (“Meet the Parents”) is 43. Actor Brendan Fehr (“CSI: Miami,” ″Roswell”) is 43. Actor Ben Foster (“Six Feet Under”) is 40. Bassist Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend is 36. Actor Janet Montgomery (“New Amsterdam”) is 35. Actor India Eisley (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) is 27.


1682 – William Penn arrived in Pennsylvania.
1787 – Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni debuted in Prague.
1911 – American newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer died in Charleston, S.C.
1923 – The Republic of Turkey was proclaimed under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashed on Black Tuesday, precipitating the Great Depression.
1956 – Israel invaded the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal crisis.
1964 – The Star of India and other gems were stolen from the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
1966 – The National Organization for Women was founded.
1998 – John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, returned to space at age 77.
2004 – European leaders signed the European Union’s first constitution.
2008 – A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Baluchistan, one of Pakistan’s poorest regions. At least 200 people were killed and more than 15,000 were left homeless.
2012 – Hurricane Sandy smashed into the eastern seaboard of the U.S., killing 117 people in the U.S. and 69 in Canada and the Caribbean. The storm caused about $50 billion in damage in the U.S.

Today Is: Internet Day, Milad un Nabi (Shia), National Cat Day, National Hermit Day, Read for The Record Day, World Psoriasis Day, World Stroke Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Young Sheldon  /  8:30 – Mom  /  9:00 – Mom  /  9:30 –  The Neighborhood  / 10:00 – Star Trek: Discovery
NBC – 8:00 – Superstore  /  8:30 –  Connecting /  9:00 – Dateline
ABC – 8:00 –  Celebrity Family Feud  /  9:00 – Press Your Luck  /  10:00 – Match Game
FOX – 8:00 – Thursday Night Football
CW – 8:00 –  Supernatural   /  9:00 – The Outpost

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Chris Evans, Perfume Genius
Jimmy Fallon: America Ferrera, David Dobrik, Brothers Osbourne
Seth Meyers: Rosie O’Donnell, Shepard Smith, Sleaford Mods
Lilly Singh: Lauren Ash (R 9/25/19)
Conan: Simon Pegg
Watch What Happens Live: Matthew McConaughey, Natalie Portman
The View: Samuel L. Jackson
The Talk: Kelly Osbourne, guest co-host Elaine Welteroth
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Sam Heughan, Meaghan Murphy
Ellen DeGeneres: Khloé Kardashian
The Real: Loretta Devine, Evelyn Arnold & Jessica Ward
Kelly Clarkson: Montclair State University Choir, Natalie Portman, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Joey McIntyre
Tamron Hall: Catherine Oxenberg, India Oxenberg
Drew Barrymore: Anne Hathaway, Dulce Sloan, Steve Gonsalves

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

QUESTION: Wondering if you can change your vote, even after you MAILED IT IN?? Turns out.. you CAN, in some states!! Here’s the list and how you do it!!!!!


QUESTION: Ready for an update from… FLORIDA?? This woman woke up and found a man eating the food out of her fridge!! The problem?? He’s a BURGLAR!!


QUESTION: Why did COSTCO stop selling these coconuts?? Because they were picked by FORCED MONKEY LABOR!!! And no.. we are NOT KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Do you practice proper PUBIC HAIR ETIQUETTE?? Here’s a guide to grooming “way down there,” and how it’s changed over the years!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Was this man KILLED BY A CHAINSAW?? When cops showed up, they found ANOTHER Halloween yard display that went a BIT TOO FAR!!!!!
An artist's bloody Halloween masterpiece has caught the attention of his neighbors - and even local cops in Dallas. The masterpiece features a man killed by a chainsaw and a 'body bag'

Aretha Franklin Movie Delayed

Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson, has been delayed seven months to Aug. 13, 2021, MGM announced.  It was set to be released on Dec. 25 with a wide release coming on Jan. 15. The film is titled after Franklin’s 1967 hit song of the same name.  Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Skya Dakota TurnerTate Donovan and Mary J. Blige also star in the biopic from director Lisel Tommy.  “Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing her father’s church choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice,” reads the synopsis for the film.  Franklin died at the age of 76 in August 2018.
*********Take your time!!! Aretha’s in no hurry!!!
********We gotta see this one in theaters!! NO NETFLIX!!!

Ellen To Have Live Audience Soon

The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is taking another step toward normalcy amid the coronavirus pandemic by bringing back part of its live studio audience.   Like many talk show hosts, she taped her show remotely from her home at the onset of the pandemic in March before finally returning to her studio on Sept. 21 for the premiere of Season 18. However, until now the show has operated without her traditional live studio audience.   According to Variety, her show will air on Oct. 28 with 40 fans in the studio to cheer her on while 70 virtual attendees will fill out the remaining seats to help maintain social distancing. All of the guests who attend will reportedly be subject to strict health and safety protocols to help ensure that no one contracts or spreads COVID-19.  The return of the live audience comes just in time for Halloween.  She typically goes all out for holiday, dressing up in past years as various pop culture icons such as Cardi B, Sia, The Kardashians and Snooki. In addition, her audience will be in place as she kicks off the holiday season with her 12 Days of Giveaways that typically sees her shower her studio audiences with prizes and gifts over the course of 12 episodes.
********She usually kisses everyone in the audience!! Not any more!!
*******How can America get back to normal without Ellen???
*******The way she treats people, we thought she might like doing the show without an audience!!!

Matthew McConaughey’s Alternative Career Ideas

Matthew McConaughey sat down with Oprah Winfrey for an episode of the Apple TV+ series “The Oprah Conversation” and revealed that there were several other careers on his mind back in the day.  “I dabbled with thinking about other careers,” he admitted in a clip exclusively obtained by Entertainment Weekly. “I dabbled with thinking about being a high school football coach, I dabbled with being a symphony orchestra leader, I dabbled with being a wildlife guide, being a school teacher.”  He added: “I was not going back.”  However, he stuck with acting, feeling that he was determined to make it work.  “I was starting to get that feeling like even though the harder this gets, this means there’s more reward on the other side,” he remembered. “‘Stick with it. Stay in it. Don’t pull the parachute, McConaughey.’”
********He’s a regular renaissance man!!
*******He also considered a career as a naked bongo player!!
*******In the end, he became a professional “good-looking stoner!!!”

Lori Loughlin Preparing For Prison

Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison after pleading guilty to participating in the college admissions scandal.  She  is closing in on her time behind bars, as she and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, who also pleaded guilty, to turn themselves into federal prison facilities.  She is taking some time to prepare herself.  “She’s mentally preparing for this. She wants to go in, do her time, and get out,” a source close to Loughlin told People magazine. “She wants it to be as uneventful as possible, and she wants this to be a distant memory by 2021.” Her plea deal also required her to pay a $150,000 fine, undergo two years of supervised release and serve 100 hours of community service.  The fine was presumably paid, as she was given 60 days to do so after her Aug. 21 sentencing, 67 days ago.
********She’s having her hair processed… and the chemicals are so strong, it’ll last for months!!
******She wanted her massage therapist to commit a crime, so she could share the same cell!!!
******Her attorney asked if Door Dash delivers to this prison!!!

Kim Kardashian Blasted For B-Day Celebration

Kim Kardashian was blasted for posting photos from her 40th birthday party in which she flew her friends and family to a private island amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  “After 2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine, I surprised my closest inner circle with a trip to a private island where we could pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time,” she tweeted on Tuesday alongside photos from the lavish event.  The tweet quickly inspired hundreds of memes poking fun at Kardashian’s tone-deaf post.  Zach Braff quoted Kardashian’s tweet with a photo of Ja Rule and Billy McFarland, the organizers of the Fyre Festival scam.  Netflix re-posted the same message with a screenshot of Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo in the 2010 thriller “Shutter Island.”  “The Hunger Games” official account posted the meme with a photo of the movie’s cast.  And Ronan Farrow posted Kardashian’s words attached to Hieronymus Bosch’s painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights.”  Despite the backlash, Kardashian continued to post videos from her birthday excursion to her Instagram Story, writing, “Best Trip Ever.” She also shared a photo from the trip with Kourtney and Khloé with the caption, “Girls just wanna have sun” on Wednesday.
********Are you getting the feeling that she just doesn’t care???
********We would go to Kim’s birthday party.. but only if she’s not gonna be there!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Bethenny Busts Loose From Paul Bernon After 2 Years-(National Enquirer)

Former “Housewife” Bethenny Frankel is living life in the single lane again now that she and Paul Bernon have called it quits.  The Skinnygirl fouonder, 49, and the real estate developer, 43, had been dating for two years, with Bethenny recently singing Paul’s praises on social media for his birthday:  “You are so loving and so loved!”

Tim’s Online Ode To Faith-(Globe)

Country stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, both 53, celebrated 24 years of marriage and proved the honeymoon is far from over romantically crooning over each other on social media.  “These years have rushed by in a series of beautiful, painful and unexpected moments,” professed lovestruck Tim.  “We have loved, laughed and cried through exciting, inspiring and heartbreaking events in our lives together.  It only matters if I’m with you.  It only works if I’m with you.  My oxygen only exists if you’re by my side.  Forever and always living and loving our way through anything.”  Awww.  Faith didn’t get quite as sappy.  “To my guy, the one that stole my heart 24 years ago today.  Happy Anniversary my love.”  Just a bit more direct and to the point, no?

Scene Stealers!-(Us Weekly)

Liverpool, England, Oct. 12

Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz get into character as Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle on the set of The Batman.

Ryan & Eva:  Family Troubles-(Star)

Hey, girl, did my mom call?  Ryan Gosling famously got the giggles when reading adoring memes touting his sensitive side.  Now his family is wondering whether he’s catering too much to his partner of almost a decade, Eva Mendes.  “Rather be home with my man than anywhere else in the world,” the 46-year-old recently posted on Instagram.  And that’s just the problem:  Sources say it’s been years since the First Man actor has visited relatives back in his native Canada-and they’re pointing the finger at the mom of Esmerelda, 6, and Amada, 4.  While the insider allows that the 39-year-old swears he’s happy as a homebody, especially during the pandemic, his family is upset at the lack of contact.  “They are fed up with Eva for keeping him a virtual prisoner in L.A.,” says an insider.  “They miss him and blame her for keeping him away.”

Romance Report Card-(Life & Style)

John Cena-

He’s a changed man!  The notoriously noncommittal wrister secretly tied the knot with girlfriend Shay Shariatzadeh in Tampa, Fla., on Oct. 12.


Jason Tartick-

When Kailyn Bristowe returns from filming Dancing With the Stars, her handsome beau is always waiting with a home-cooked meal and a foot rub, she says.


Bethenny Frankel-

The Real Housewives alum split from boyfriend Paul Bernon after two years of dating.  “He wanted to move in together,” says a pal, “but Bethenny wasn’t ready.”


One Last Thing:  Kristin Chenoweth-(People)

The actress, 52, stars in Netflix’s rom-com Holidate and hosts the new food Network series Candy Land.

Last game I played-

Canasta.  Which is mostly linked to people who are 80 and above.  I’m competitive, and I’m very good at catching people who cheat.  And those people reading this know who you are.

Last time I cursed-

Last night I got up to go to the bathroom.  On the way back I stubbed my little toe so hard that words I didn’t even know I knew came out.  I think it’s broken.

Last time I saw a rainbow-

My brother and I joked that I always have to sing “Somewhere over the Rainbow” because of Wicked.  After he passed, there was this crazy rainstorm, and I saw the most beautiful rainbow I’d ever seen.  It was like he was telling me, “Ha, look what I did.”

Megan:  No Groupies For Harry-(In Touch)

Don’t expect to see Prince Harry playing much polo this side of the pond.  In Montecito, Calif., where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex now live, “there are a group of rich ‘polo girls’ who go after men even if they’re married,” a source says.  “And Harry is considered to be the ultimate catch,” Meghan, 39, has been shrewd about keeping the groupies away from her husband, 36, notes the source.  “She’s done her research and knows who to watch.  They aren’t going to get near Harry.”



Strip Club Skeletons Removed

A Texas woman said her strip club-inspired Halloween display featuring seductively posed skeletons has raised the ire of her local homeowner’s association.  Angela Nava of Richmond said she received a letter from her homeowner’s association Sunday saying there had been complaints filed about her “inappropriate” and “offensively positioned” Halloween decorations.  “It’s modeled after an adult club,” she told KTRK-TV. “We just really had a good time changing the scene up every night. Every night, we change the positions of the skeletons, and it’s really been just a great creative outlet for me.”  The display features skeletons in colorful wigs pole dancing and striking other suggestive poses.  “We’ve all been cooped up and it’s been just a terrible year,” Nava said. “We’ve just decided if this brings a little bit of joy and a little bit of smiles to someone, then we’re doing everything right.”  Nava said she doesn’t plan to fight the letter from the HOA, since it gives her 30 days from Sunday to remove the display — well after Halloween.  See the video HERE.
********Just like a real “adult club,” there were visible bones everywhere!!
TOPIC: Weirdest/Wildest/Funniest Halloween display!!!!!

Running With Stroller

A Colorado man broke a Guinness World Record when he ran a mile in under 5 minutes — while pushing his 1-year-old son in a stroller.  Andrew Vos of Broomfield, took to the track at Broomfield Heights Middle School while his son, Bodhi, rode in the stroller in front of him.  Vos said he became interested in the record after learning it was 5 minutes.  “[I] contacted the Guinness World Records, and they alluded to it was 5 minutes. And I’m like, ‘that’s doable,'” Vos told KUSA-TV.  Vos finished his single mile run with a time of 4 minutes, 57.1 seconds, enough to take the record.  “It feels good, it was a good accomplishment,” Vos said after his run. “It’ll be fun to look back and be in there with a kid of mine, our youngest kid.”  See the video HERE.
********His son said, “Cool! We’re stealing a stroller!!!”
*******Instead of running with a stroller, why not stroll with a runner?? It’s easier!!
******When we see someone with a baby in a stroller, we always think: “What’s wrong?? Couldn’t you have a dog??”

Cows Destroy Pumpkin Patch

Officials at a North Carolina elementary school said they checked security footage and identified the culprits behind the destruction of the school’s fall harvest display — some pumpkin-loving cows.  Edneyville Elementary School posted a photo to Facebook in early October showing the fall harvest display donated by The Nix Pumpkin Patch, but weeks later a follow-up post showed the display in disarray following an apparent act of vandalism.  Principal Marsha Justice said she reviewed security camera footage from outside the school and identified the perpetrators as a group of 11 cows rummaging around the pumpkins and gourds for snacks.  “Thank goodness the damage was repairable, and that we were able to check security footage and get pictures of the 11 perpetrators! If you recognize any of these hooved hoodlums, let us know,” the school said in a Facebook post.
********Even cows are criminals!!
*****Were they having a “mostly peaceful protest??”
******They were milking the situation for all it was worth!!!

Pet Tortoise Goes On Adventure

An Alabama family said their pet tortoise is safely back at home after escaping from his fenced enclosure, catching a ride to the other side of the county and wandering through soybean fields.  Ty Harris said Sparkplug, a 200-pound African spurred tortoise, escaped from his fenced-in enclosure on the family’s Sardis City property on Thursday morning and went wandering down the road.  The family later learned that a man had found Sparkplug at the side of the road and transported the tortoise to his property in South Sauty, on the other side of Marshall County, and released him onto his 200-acre property.  The man who found Sparkplug later learned from social media that the tortoise was an escaped pet and contacted the Harris family.  Ty Harris said multiple area farmers reported spotting the tortoise wandering through their soybean fields.
*******He had eaten a couple of deer!!!
********When they asked the tortoise about his escape, he said, “I don’t know… it happened so fast!!






What To Eat First Thing In The Morning To Reduce Anxiety

Huffington Post


  1. Avocado

“Avocados are deliciously versatile and loaded with a bit of everything,” registered dietitian Maya Feller of Maya Feller Nutrition told HuffPost. Not only do they contain healthy fat and fiber, but they also contain micronutrients like vitamin B6 (which helps create neurotransmitters like serotonin that stabilize our mood) and magnesium (which helps regulate the body’s stress response).

If you’re in a hurry, Feller recommends mashing avocado slices on rustic bread with a dash of cumin, black pepper and kosher salt. If you have more time, she suggests filling half an avocado with an egg, baking until the whites are firm and topping it with hot sauce for an added kick.


  1. Eggs

When eating eggs, don’t ditch the yolks: that yellowy-orange center contains minerals like choline and zinc, which have been associated with lower anxiety levels. Conversely, a zinc deficiency has been “shown to induce depression-like and anxiety-like behaviors,” according to a 2010 scientific review.

Two eggs contain 12 grams of protein, which helps stabilize blood sugar. Avoiding a blood sugar spike and crash is key, as it causes the body to pump out hormones like adrenaline and cortisol, which can exacerbate anxiety symptoms.

Scrambled or sunny-side-up eggs may be your go-tos, but Feller suggests changing things up by making a breakfast quesadilla.

“[Use] a stone-ground corn tortilla, spinach, cheese, onion and tomato sprinkled with a touch of smoked paprika,” she said.

Another option? Shakshuka — a Mediterranean baked egg dish with tomato, herbs and vegetables.

“The tomatoes and herbs also provide fiber that’s great for the health of your microbiome and additional nutrients,” said Samantha Elkrief, a therapist, holistic health coach and chef.


  1. Yogurt

Researchers in a 2015 study found a link between the consumption of fermented probiotic foods — such as yogurt — and a reduction in social anxiety.

“There is a link between the gut and the brain that continues to be researched,” Feller said. “Consuming foods that promote beneficial bacteria is thought to be supportive of both gut and brain health.”

For example, the vast majority of serotonin receptors are located in the lining of the gut. A deficiency in serotonin may lead to anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions, underscoring the importance of the gut-brain connection.

Opt for strained yogurt — i.e., the thicker kind, like Greek or Icelandic yogurt — that contains fat and more protein than regular yogurt to keep you satiated. Check the ingredients label for “live active cultures” — and “lactobacillus acidophilus” specifically — to ensure you’re getting those probiotic benefits.

“Try topping your bowl of yogurt with hulled hemp seeds, bee pollen, and pistachios, all of which are excellent sources of fiber and heart-healthy fats,” Feller said.


  1. Salmon

Fatty fish like salmon contain omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to reduce anxiety symptoms and surges of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline.

You could enjoy a savory breakfast of baked salmon and scrambled eggs, but if you like smoked salmon, that’s an option that’s available at most bagel shops.

“Salmon is anti-inflammatory and a good source of protein, too,” Elkrief said. “Pair with eggs for a healthy, hearty, nutrient-dense meal.”


  1. Oatmeal

Complex carbohydrates, like oats, are digested more slowly than simple carbohydrates, like pastries. They’ll keep you full while also helping you maintain that steady blood sugar curve.

“Not only are you starting your day with a hefty dose of micronutrients like calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and B6, but this fiber-rich dish will also help to keep you satiated longer and support level blood sugars throughout the day,” Feller said.

You can enjoy your oatmeal hot or cold, depending on what you’re in the mood for.

“Opt for chilled overnight oats with two tablespoons of chia seeds, cinnamon and choice of plant-based milk,” Feller said. “Or cozy up with a warm bowl of oats topped with almond butter, banana, cocoa nibs, and a soft dusting of cardamom.”


  1. Berries

Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are all rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that may help reduce anxiety levels and improve mood, some small studies have indicated.

One way to get your vitamin C boost and a nutrient-dense meal to boot: Whip up a smoothie with berries, leafy greens (which contain magnesium), nut butter (for protein) and pumpkin seeds (for zinc), Elkrief recommended.

“The smoothie is rich in fiber and protein to help with maintaining steady blood sugar, all the ingredients are anti-inflammatory and you can add unsweetened yogurt or kefir for the additional benefits fermented foods provide to the microbiome and mood,” she said.


Foods That Could Make Anxiety Worse

You don’t have to banish these foods from your diet altogether. Enjoying them from time to time is just fine, but consider minimizing your intake.


Refined carbohydrates

Again, foods that cause that sharp blood sugar spike and subsequent crash are ones to avoid if you have anxiety. These include cereals and beverages high in added sugar and baked goods made from refined grains.

“Drastic drops in glucose levels often mirror symptoms of anxiety, so be mindful of the foods that cause these symptoms,” Feller said.

Plus, diets high in sugar tend to be less nutrient-dense, Elkrief said, “which means folks are missing out on the opportunity to eat foods that can support their brain health and mood.”


Coffee and energy drinks

The caffeine in these beverages can lead to restlessness and increased heart rate, which are also symptoms of anxiety. So they’re best consumed in moderation.

“Folks with anxiety are also more vulnerable to worsening symptoms from caffeine consumption,” Elkrief said. “Caffeine and energy drinks can also have a negative impact on sleep, which can worsen symptoms of anxiety.”

We all tolerate what we eat and drink differently, so some people may be more or less sensitive to the effects of caffeine or sugar. Figure out what works best for you.

“It’s important to remember that our experiences are unique and nothing happens in a vacuum, especially when it comes to nutrition,” Feller said. “We want to get to know our bodies so we can make choices that support our individual health.”


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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