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Born on this day!! Actor-singer Janis Paige (“Please Don’t Eat the Daisies”) is 99. Actor George Chakiris (“West Side Story”) is 89. Singer Betty Kelley of Martha and the Vandellas is 77. Drummer Kenney Jones (Small Faces, Faces, The Who) is 73. Actor Susan Ruttan (“L.A. Law”) is 73. Actor Ed Begley Jr. is 72. Singer David Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers is 71. Actor Mickey Rourke is 69. Comedian Lenny Clarke (“Sirens,” “Rescue Me”) is 68. Jazz guitarist Earl Klugh is 68. Actor Christopher Rich (“Reba,” ″Murphy Brown”) is 68. TV weatherman Mark McEwen is 67. Illusionist David Copperfield is 65. Country singer Terry McBride is 63. Actor Jennifer Tilly is 63. Actor Jayne Brook (“Chicago Hope”) is 61. Singer Richard Marx is 58. Comedian Molly Shannon (“Saturday Night Live”) is 57. Singer Marc Anthony is 53. Talk show host Tamron Hall is 51. Comedian Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation,” ″Saturday Night Live”) is 50. Actor Toks Olagundoye (“Castle”) is 46. Singer Musiq is 44. Rapper Flo Rida is 42. Actor Alexis Bledel (“Gilmore Girls”) is 40. Actor Sabrina Bryan (“The Cheetah Girls”) is 37. Actor Madeline Zima (“The Nanny”) is 36. Actor Ian Harding (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 35. Actor Kyla Pratt (“Fat Albert,’” “Dr. Doolittle”) is 35. Singer Teddy Geiger is 33. Actor Bailey De Young (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) is 32. Musician-actor Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers is 29.


1810 – Mexico began its revolt against Spanish rule.
1630 – The Massachusetts village of Shawmut changed its name to Boston.
1908 – General Motors was founded by William C. Durant.
1919 – The American Legion was incorporated by an act of Congress.
1940 – The United States first adopted peacetime conscription when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Selective Training and Service Act into law.
1974 – President Ford announced conditional amnesty for Vietnam War deserters and draft evaders.
1975 – Papua New Guinea became independent.
1982 – Lebanese Christians massacred hundreds of Palestinian refugees in Beirut.
1987 – The Montreal Protocol was signed by 25 nations, limiting production of substances that harm the ozone layer. To date, 197 nations have ratified the protocol.

Today Is: Anne Dudley Bradstreet Day, International Day of Listening, International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, Mayflower Day, National Stepfamily Day, National Tatoo Story Day, National Guacamole Day, National PawPaw Day,  National Teach Ag Day,  Play-doh Day, Stay Away From Seattle Day, Trail of Tears Commemoration Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Big Brother  /  10:00 – Bull
NBC – 8:00 – Brooklyn Nine Nine  /  9:00 – Law and Order SVU  /  10:00 – Law and Order: Organized Crime
ABC – 8:00 –  Holey Moley  /  9:00 – When Nature Calls  /  10:00 – The Hustler
FOX – 8:00 – MasterChef  /  9:00 – Call Me Kat  /  9:30 – Call Me Kat
CW – 8:00 – Coroner  /  9:00 – The Outpost

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, James Blake
Jimmy Fallon: Amy Adams, Billy Crudup, a performance from “Six”
Stephen Colbert: Melissa McCarthy, Lindsey Buckingham
James Corden: Angela Bassett
Watch What Happens Live: Antoni Porowski, Jessica Chastain
The View: Ben Platt
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jessica Chastain, Antoni Porowski
Ellen DeGeneres: Kim Kardashian West
Wendy Williams: Andra Day (R 2/24/21)
The Real: Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Bow Wow, guest co-host Carla Hall (R 2/4/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Amber Ruffin, Julianne Moore, Ben Platt, Amandla Stenberg, Amy Adams, Nik Dodani, Danny Pino
Drew Barrymore: Billie Eilish, Missy Elliott, Big Boy

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

QUESTION: Who saw THIS coming? Right after the Cali recall fails, L.A. announces a vaccine mandate, and we find out that L.A. has more BEDBUGS than any other city!!


QUESTION: How lenient IS Costco’s return policy??? This Tik Tok Costco employee has taken back USED SHEETS, a PIE with only one slice and DEAD XMAS TREES!!!


QUESTION: How did a BURGLAR wind up SLEEPING IN HER SPARE ROOM? Who knows?? But he had already taken a dip in the pool and EATEN LEFTOVERS!!!!


QUESTION: How bad was it for SIMONE BILES?? Check out her very emotional congressional testimony about the abuse she suffered on the OLYMPIC TEAM!!!!!


QUESTION: So… how are you spending YOUR day?? These folks are ORBITING THE EARTH as the FIRST all-civilian crew to FLY IN  in a SPACE-X spaceship!!!! Awesome!

Jennifer Aniston Skipping The Emmys

The Emmy Awards are just around the corner, but sad news for “Friends” fans: Jennifer Aniston won’t be in attendance.  She confirmed she is skipping out on this year’s Emmys, scheduled for this Sunday, due to her caution surrounding the coronavirus.  “No, I will not be going,” Aniston announced on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday.  Aniston said she believes Ben Winston, the director and producer of the “Friends” reunion, will be attending on behalf of the cast.   “This is a big step for me to just be here,” Aniston continued to Kimmel, adding that she’s been taking “baby steps.”  Elsewhere in her chat with the late-night host, Aniston admitted she’s been extra cautious about going out in public.  “I’ve been in the house a lot. I went from the Sony Studios to shoot ‘The Morning Show,’ back to my house,” she said.  She added that there have only been a few places she’s regularly gone to amid the pandemic besides work. She said she’s only traveled to the Kimmel’s home in Los Angeles and has visited the Bateman household and her good pal Courteney Cox.
********Really??? She’s still that paranoid??
*******In a town that’s crawling with viruses, if she hasn’t got sick YET….
*******Why would any celebrity go somewhere they have to wear a face covering??
******Have you noticed?? At the biggest events, the celebrities are maskless.. it’s the servants who have their faces covered!!

Orlando Bloom Paddleboards With Shark

A brave Orlando Bloom went paddleboarding alongside a massive great white shark.  “Paddle Boarding With Great Whites,” he captioned a video of the scary experience on Instagram Tuesday, adding, “When fear becomes your friend and @themalibuartist captures the moment.”  In the clip, he was seen paddling through the water while the ominous, shadowy outline of a great white lurked right below him and at times beside him.  He wore no protective gear while embarking on the dangerous water activity and instead went shirtless, proudly showing off his ripped physique.  Naturally, fans flocked to the comments section to share their thoughts.  “What could ever go wrong with that idea,” one person wrote.  “Stay safe mate,” another wrote.  “Omg that’s insane!a third user added.  While he may not be an expert on sharks, he has tons of experience with paddleboarding and made a splash in 2016 when he flashed his privates while riding the waves fully nude with Katy Perry See the post HERE.
*******The shark was thinking: “Too stringy!!!”
******In Australia, they have a name for surfers and paddleboarders: “Shark Biscuits!!”

Wendy Williams Has COVID

Wendy Williams is further delaying her show return after being diagnosed with COVID-19.  The Instagram account of “The Wendy Williams Show” announced Wednesday that she is battling a “breakthrough case of COVID-19.”  “While continuing her health evaluations, Wendy has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19,” the statement began.  “To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production abides by all SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we expect to begin the 13th season of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ on Monday, October 4th.”  The show will air repeats in the interim.  The announcement comes after Williams had to bow out of promotional activities because of “ongoing health issues” that required “further evaluations.”
*******Was she really vaxxed?? She had announced that she wouldn’t be getting the shot!!
*******Her first guest: Nicki Minaj!!!
******One of the side effects of the vaccine: you burp and fart at the same time!!! But she’s always done that!!
*****She must be doing alright, if she’s planning to return in two weeks!! (We hope so!!)

Harry and Meghan Roasted On Time Magazine Cover

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s new Time 100 cover was roasted by internet users who believe the photo was heavily airbrushed.  The magazine released the cover picture of them yesterday, in which they appear with eerily glowing smooth skin, creepy bright eyes and, in Harry’s case, suspiciously fuller hair.  Netizens flocked to Twitter to share their thoughts on the alleged retouching.  “The airbrush is doing some heavy lifting there,” one person tweeted on Wednesday.  “The cover looks so fake… oh wait it’s because they are,” someone else wrote.  Some thought the mag did a number on Harry’s infamously receding hairline.  “Is Harry wearing a rug? Or just overdone the air brushing?” wondered one user.
********”How dare you call us fake?? We’re more down to earth than anyone,” they said, through their P.R. company!!
*******They hate to brag, but if humility was an Olympic event, they’d take the gold medal!!
*******He looks like his head is pasted on someone else’s body!!
(You’ll notice that she’s in front, and he’s leaning on her for support!!)
******He’s lucky that she allowed him to be in the picture!!! She’s the “world’s most influential suitcase model!!”

Greatest Songs Of All Time

Rolling Stone have released an updated list of their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, for the first time in 17 years.  The first update since 2004 sees Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” moved from the No 1 spot down to fourth place, in favor of Aretha Franklin’s anthem “Respect”.  Taking second place is Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power”, while third on the list is “A Change is Gonna Come” by soul legend Sam Cooke.  Rounding out the top five is Nirvana’s classic grunge track, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.  In the last iteration of the list, “Respect” was listed at No 5 behind “Like a Rolling Stone”, John Lennon’s “Imagine”, Marvin Gaye’s seminal “What’s Going On” and The Rolling Stones’ “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction)”.  “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction)” is no longer in the top 10 nor the highest ranking Rolling Stones song. That honor now goes to “Gimme Shelter”, which is listed at 13.  Outkast’s “Hey Ya”, Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”, “Get Ur Freak On” by Missy Elliot, “Strawberry Fields Forever” by The Beatles and Gaye’s “What’s Going On” make up the rest of the top 10.  See the full list HERE.
********How about “Happy Birthday??” That’s the most-performed song in history!!
******Isn’t this like making a list of the “cutest babies of all time??” It’s in the ears of the beholders!!
******If you live long enough, you’ll see “Macarena” at the top of the list!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Ethan Was Sick of Robin Schtick!-(National Enquirer)

Ethan Hawke has confessed that he found the late Robin Williams’ rapid-fire jokes on the set of “Dead Poets Society” to be “incredibly irritating.”  The 50-year-old “Training Day” star said:  “He wouldn’t stop-and I wouldn’t laugh at anything he did.  At 18, I found that incredibly irritating.”  Williams was 63 when he took his own life in 2014, two years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  Looking back on his difficult time with Williams while filming the 1989 flick, Hawke added:  “I thought Robin hated me.”

Modern Solution For Eric Engagement Dis-(Globe)

“Modern Family” star Eric Stonestreet, 49, had a laugh after pesky trolls tried raining on the longtime bachelor’s parade, slamming the never-married star for getting engaged to a much-younger chickadee.  What’s he to do?  He edited his lively fiancee’s face, using an aging filter to make his future bride, Lindsay Schweitzer, almost 42, look older and wrinkled, then reposted their engagement photo on social media.  Bet she loved that!

Things You Don’t Know About Me:  Mark Duplass-(Us Weekly)

The Language Lessons star schools us on his personal facts.

  1. I have a love-hate relationship with Taco Bell.
  2. Ever since I saw Jaws as a kid I am not only afraid of deep ocean water, but I have a hard time swimming in the pool at night.
  3. My wife Katie [Aselton] and I met on New Year’s Eve 2001. We kissed at 11:30 PM.
  4. I stopped reading books when my kids were younger. Now that I have more free time I have become voracious.  Last year I read 55 books.  There’s not much I enjoy more.
  5. I have been taking anti-depressants for 13 years. This medication and therapy pretty much saved me from years of anxiety.  The best decision I ever made was seeking help and putting away that stigma.

Bodyguards Tell All!-(Star)

Mariah’s Diva Demands

Happy birthday?  Mariah Carey’s antics are well-known around Hollywood.  An insider says the 52-year-old champagne-loving celeb once fell asleep in her birthday cake!  She herself has admitted to being “a little intense,” adding, “I have had diva moments, and then people can’t handle it.”  Bodyguard, Mark Behar, doesn’t disagree-he even came up with his own nickname for the over-the-top “Always Be My Baby” singer.  “As I say she’s Queen B***h.”  The former bodyguard confirms “she was tough-and stubborn.”  Behar remembers one instance when the Grammy winner wouldn’t get out of her limo at an MTV awards show because she didn’t like the way her dress fit.  “She was in the limo for two hours just circling.”  Behar notes.  “She doesn’t respect all those people waiting for her.  I was like, ‘Enough of this prima donna stuff, get you’re a** out there!’”

Romance Report Card-(Life & Style)


Gabrielle Union-

Bring it on!  The actress celebrated her wedding anniversary with Dwyane Wade on Aug. 30 with a Instagram shout-out:  “7 years and a lifetime to go,” she wrote.  “Ain’t no stopping us now.”



Benji Madden-

The Good Charlotte rocker penned a heartfelt tribute to wife Cameron Diaz on her 49th birthday.  “You are beautiful in all ways,” he gushed on Instagram.  “We are so lucky to have you.”



Jay Cutler-

The former NFL quarterback hasn’t had much luck on the dating front since splitting from Kristin Cavallari in 2020.  “It’s hard as hell really,” he admitted.  “Finding out what people really want from you [is] an issue.”


Inside Kaley Cuoco’s Surprising Divorce-(People)

When Kaley Cuoco and her husband, Karl Cook, announced in a joint statement on Sept. 3 that they would be heading in “opposite directions” after three years of marriage, they shocked the world-and also some of those closest to them.  “In the beginning of the summer, Kaley seemed very happy with Karl,” says a friend of the Big Bang Theory alum, who filed for divorce from her equestrian husband in Los Angeles the same day they revealed their split.  “They were affectionate and seemed great.  The split seems very sudden.  It’s pretty shocking.”

Challenge of the Week-(In Touch)

Al Roker-

“These young punks.  I will come after them!  I will drop them like a bag of dirt!”

-responding to critics who said he was too old to be reporting from the path of Hurricane Ida.



Wandering Emu

A Florida sheriff’s office said deputies responded to an “interesting call for service” when an escaped emu wandered into a resident’s yard.  The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that “dispatch received an interesting call for service” from a resident who spotted a loose emu wandering in their front yard.  Patrol deputies responded to the scene and were able to safely wrangle the emu and identify the large Australian bird’s owner.  “The emu was transported without incident and reunited with his emu family,” the post said.  See the pic HERE.
*******The emu was last seen fighting with a gecko over who has the cheapest auto insurance!!
******This emu has dementia and keeps wandering off!! His family was worried sick!!
******He had no plan.. he was winging it!!!!

Squirrel Spotters Wanted

A Scottish conservation charity is calling on residents to act as volunteer “squirrel spotters” for its annual Great Scottish Squirrel Survey.  Charity group Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels announced it is marking National Red Squirrel Week Sept. 20-26 by attempting to take a census of the country’s squirrel population with help from members of the public.  “We are asking everyone to go out and enjoy the outdoors, look out for both red and gray squirrels and add your sightings to our online map at,” Gill Hatcher, communications and engagement officer for SSRS, told the Northern Scot newspaper.  SSRS, which is partnering with the Scottish Wildlife Trust for the project, said the COVID-19 pandemic prevented researchers from carrying out their usual annual squirrel surveys in the spring of 2020 and 2021.
*******We’ll help, as long as we don’t have to find their nuts!!!
******Why do they only get a week?? How about Squirrel History Month??
*******Back on the farm, we did a squirrel survey, but we were carrying shotguns!!!

Ashes Found In Walmart Parking Lot

A Missouri woman who found an urn necklace containing a loved one’s ashes in a Walmart parking lot is trying to find the rightful owner of the precious item.  Shelby Scott, of Grain Valley, said she was at the Walmart in Blue Springs on Saturday when she spotted a shiny object on the ground.  “It was just a little necklace urn that didn’t have the necklace to it,” Scott told WDAF-TV.  Scott said she recognized the item because she has a similar necklace containing her own mother’s ashes.  She said she took the item inside the store, where employees told her no one had reported it missing. Scott said she decided to try finding the owner on Facebook.  “I really want to get it to the people that it belongs to,” Scott said.  Scott said she knows how the owner likely feels. She said she once lost her urn necklace for two days before it turned up in the driveway of her home.
********The ashes are from an old Walmart greeter that bit the dust while on duty!!
*******They didn’t notice that the owner of the necklace was laying under their car in the parking lot!

Giant Jack Nicklaus Corn Maze

An Ohio corn maze is paying tribute to one of the state’s most famous denizens by putting the giant image of golfer Jack Nicklaus in the middle.  Maize at Little Darby Creek in Union County said the corn maze tribute to the 81-year-old champion golfer known as “The Golden Bear” features more than 2 miles of twists and turns, with 85 decision points inside the massive puzzle.  The creators of the maze said it takes an average of one hour to solve, with the main path alone taking under 30 minutes to walk.  The maze opens to the public Saturday.  See the pic HERE.
*******If you make it to the middle, Jack is waiting to teach you how to grip your putter!!







Signs Your Boss Might Be A Narcissist (And How To Deal With It)



  1. They believe you’re either with them or against them.

Narcissistic bosses think in absolutes ― you’re either an ally or an enemy, there is no in between.

“You’re either an ally and if you betray them… you move to the enemy camp,” Germain said. “The day you move into the enemy camp, they will do everything to eliminate you from their entourage. They will fire you, they will demote you.”

  1. They may initially charm you but then will trap you if you challenge them.

Germain said that often at the start of a working relationship, narcissistic bosses can attract employees with their charisma, making you feel like “you’re the center of the world” through their generosity.

But their mood can quickly sour if they perceive that you are challenging their worldview or calling them out on their bad behavior. At worst, they can isolate you or make you dependent on them for a job or a work visa sometimes, Germain said.

“The manipulation is part of the way they operate to continue having that power, status and admiration from the public,” Germain said.

  1. They won’t admit they are wrong.

Narcissistic bosses deny accountability at all costs and are emotionally unable to accept defeat or criticism. “Because they are perfect, admission of error is impossible. That would shatter their self-esteem. Which, by the way, they have very little of,” Germain said.

You can see this as a boss blames employees for the boss’s error while denying that they had any role. In fact, when confronted, these bosses can turn the tables and play the victim, making you feel like the error was all your fault.

“They will call you a liar, they will say you have a mental problem, you’re faulty ― not them,” Germain said. “They transpose their mistakes onto others.”

  1. They steal your ideas.

Germain said narcissistic bosses are “great thieves of ideas.” Because they believe they are perfect and are driven to maintain that unassailable self-image, they often feel entitled to take employees’ good ideas and pass them off as their own without worrying about morality. To them, that’s simply what it takes to stay on top of their business.

“If they are vice president of a company, there is an expectation that they do stellar work and so it doesn’t matter if they have to steal the ideas from someone else. They want to keep that status of being smart, of being the best employee they can be,” Germain said.


  1. They ask for favors they won’t return.

If you expect a give-and-take relationship with this boss, think again.

These bosses will ask for favors and never return them because “they feel they are entitled to, they’re the boss,” said Nina W. Brown, a counseling and human services professor at Old Dominion University and author of “Working With the Self-Absorbed: How to Handle Narcissistic Personalities on the Job.”


  1. They demonstrate a noticeable lack of empathy and can be verbally abusive.

There is no room for error with a narcissistic boss who doesn’t have the empathy to put themselves in your shoes.

“You try to explain why you were late with something or made a mistake, and the response that you get is, ‘Too bad.’ You just need to do better,” Brown said. “No understanding whatsoever of what may be going on that would have produced that outcome.”

Germain noted that an overt sign of this narcissism can show up in how these bosses verbally abuse employees by insulting their “physical appearance, or an emotional state or even an IQ, like, ‘Oh, my God, you’re so weak.’”


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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