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Born on this day!! Actor Angie Dickinson is 90. Singer Cissy Houston is 88. Singer Johnny Mathis is 86. Actor Len Cariou (TV’s “Blue Bloods,” film “The Four Seasons”) is 82. Singer Marilyn McCoo is 78. Singer Sylvia Peterson of The Chiffons is 75. Actor John Finn (“Cold Case”) is 69. Guitarist John Lombardo (10,000 Maniacs) is 69. Country singer Deborah Allen is 68. Actor Calvin Levels (“Adventures in Babysitting”) is 67. Jazz singer Patrice Rushen is 67. Actor Barry Williams (“The Brady Bunch”) is 67. Actor Fran Drescher is 64. Country singer Marty Stuart is 63. Actor Crystal Bernard (“Wings”) is 60. Actor Eric Stoltz is 60. Rapper-producer Marley Marl is 59. Country singer Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry is 58. Singer Trey Anastasio of Phish is 57. Bassist Robby Takac of The Goo Goo Dolls is 57. Actor Monica Bellucci (“The Passion of the Christ,” ″The Matrix Reloaded”) is 57. Actor Lisa Thornhill (“Veronica Mars”) is 55. Actor Andrea Roth (“Rescue Me”) is 54. Actor Amy Landecker (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) is 52. Actor Silas Weir Mitchell (“Grimm”) is 52. Actor Tony Hale (“Veep,” ″Arrested Development”) is 51. Actor Jenna Elfman is 50. Actor Ashley Hamilton is 47. Actor Marion Cotillard (“Public Enemies,” ″La Vie en Rose”) is 46. Actor Christopher Jackson (“Bull,” ″Oz”) is 46. Actor Toni Trucks (“SEAL Team”) is 41. Actor Lacey Chabert (“Mean Girls,” ″Party of Five”) is 39. Actor Kieran Culkin is 38. Rapper T-Pain is 37.


1791 – Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute premiered in Vienna, Austria.
1927 – Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run. The record stood until Roger Maris hit 61 in 1961. Mark McGwire beat Maris’s record in 1998 by hitting 70 and Barry Bonds topped this in 2001 with 73.
1938 – Britain and France surrendered to Germany’s demands concerning the Sudetenland, and signed the Munich Pact.
1946 – Twenty-two Nazi leaders were found guilty at the Nuremberg trials.
1949 – The Berlin Airlift came to an end.
1955 – Actor James Dean was killed in a car crash.
1966 – Botswana gained its independence from Great Britain.

Today Is: Ask A Stupid Question Day, Blasphemy Day, International Podcast Day, International Translation Day, National Love People Day, National Mulled Cider Day, Recovery Day, World Maritime Day, Wrigley Chewing Gum Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Big Brother  / 9:00 – Kenny Rogers / 10:00 – Bull
NBC – 8:00 – 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 – The Big Leap  /  9:00 – Our Kind Of People
CW – 8:00 – Coroner  /  9:00 – The Outpost

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Charlize Theron, Elvis Costello, Juanes
Stephen Colbert: John Lithgow, Theo Croker, Wyclef Jean
James Corden: Andy Serkis, Beth Behrs
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Demi Lovato
Wendy Williams: Macy Gray (R 3/16/21)

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

QUESTION: What are people REALLY watching on Netflix?? They don’t have ratings, but they DO have “Hours Watched” stats!! Wanna guess which show is #1???


QUESTION: WHO should be the NEXT JAMES BOND!! Daniel Craig says it won’t be THIS guy… in fact he says, “It’ll only happen OVER MY DEAD BODY!!!” Who is it??????


QUESTION: Can he do this to BRIAN LAUNDRIE?? A FLORIDA MAN becomes neighborhood hero when he traps an alligator IN A TRASH CAN!!! It’s a must-see!!!!!!


QUESTION: Wanna spend Halloween in the ORIGINAL SCREAM HOUSE?? Airbnb can do that for you!! And DAVID ARQUETTE will be your VIRTUAL HOST!!!!!!!!!
'ScareBnB!' Scream star David Arquette will virtually host a limited number of guests renting the original Scream house located in Tomales over Halloween weekend

QUESTION: Is this ad TOO SEXY FOR TV??? It’s Khloe Kardashian TOPLESS, and the networks are refusing to play it!!! (Is it really worse than regular programming?)
Khloe Kardashian's Sexy Shoot For Good American

New Bachelor Host

Former Bachelor star Jesse Palmer will host Season 26 of the show.  Producers confirmed Tuesday on Instagram that he will host the new season following Chris Harrison’s departure.  “Welcome back, @jessepalmer! Jesse Palmer will be hosting the upcoming season of #TheBachelor,” the post reads.  Palmer, a former professional football player who starred in The Bachelor Season 5, voiced his excitement in the comments.  “I’M SO EXCITED!!! Feeling so humbled and grateful for this incredible opportunity,” he wrote. “Can’t wait to get started!!!!”  Palmer also shared a photo of himself outside the Bachelor mansion.  “Bachelor Nation- I couldn’t be more thrilled to be home with my @bachelorabc family! Word on the street is it’s pretty AMAZING around here!” he wrote.
*****He looks like a younger version of Chris Harrison!!! Hey.. maybe that’s what they were going for??
*******Since he’s ex-NFL, he’s had so many concussions that this show makes sense to him!!!
******They gave him an IQ test and found that he didn’t have one… so, perfect!!

Melanie and Antonio’s Daughter Wants Name Change

Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas’ daughter has reportedly filed paperwork to nix “Griffith” from her last name.  Stella Banderas Griffith, 25, filed for a legal name change in Los Angeles, People magazine reports. Currently, her full name is Stella del Carmen Banderas Griffith. She’s now seeking to drop her mother’s famous last name to be known publicly as Stella del Carmen Banderas.  The outlet, citing court documents, says her goal is to “shorten my name by removing the extra last name.”  Stella goes on to note in the papers that she doesn’t routinely use the last name “Griffith” when referring to herself by word of mouth or in writings.  Stella is a model and actress. Her sister is actress Dakota Johnson and the two sisters also have a brother, Alexander Bauer. They all share the same mother, Melanie Griffith.  Griffith and Banderas have been divorced for six years but according to reports, the two remain close. Last month, Griffith’s daughters help celebrate her 64th birthday. Melanie posted a sweet photo of special balloons and flowers she received from them, writing, “I love my daughters.”
********That Melanie Griffith… she really got around!!!
*********Hollywood is the only town where you can have a big family reunion.. and no one has the same last name!!
******Dakota’s dad is Don Johnson. At one time, he was the biggest Johnson in Showbiz!!

Honey Boo Boo Gets Trolled On Social Media

Honey Boo Boo, 16, deleted her first Instagram photo with boyfriend Dralin Carswell, 20, after she was flooded with critical comments over their four-year age gap.  “honey boo boo is less than 6 months older than me (15) and she has a 20 year old boyfriend?” tweeted one person. “doesn’t sit right with me.” “16 and 20? Where are her parents?” asked another. “She’ll be knocked up before she graduates.”  “Honey boo boo’s new boyfriend is 20?? Girl is 16,” noted another. “Jail. Jail jail jail.”  The former “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” star, born Alana Thompson, has been dating Carswell for six months. While the internet disapproves of the relationship, Thompson’s family reportedly has accepted Carswell into the fold.  “Dralin and Alana are attached at the hip and hang out together all the time,” an insider previously told The US Sun. “He was quiet at first, but he’s like one of the family now. He’s just as fun and crazy as the rest of them.”
******All these girls are just peanut butter and jealous!!!!
********We wouldn’t brag about being accepted into THAT family!!!
*******By the way… in Georgia, the age of consent is 16!!! (true)
*****We hope this doesn’t get in the way of Honey Boo Boo’s degree in quantum physics!!!

Lindsay Lohan’s Mom Headed To Jail

Dina Lohan pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge, the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office confirmed.  The mother of famed actress Lindsay Lohan is set to serve 18 days in jail and five years’ probation. She will be officially sentenced on Dec. 3rd.  “She’s very pleased to bring closure to this unfortunate situation,” Dina’s attorney, Mark Jay Heller, said.  She pleaded guilty to one charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, as well as leaving the scene of an accident from an incident in Merrick, New York, in January 2020. She was arrested for felony DWI because she had a prior incident.  Dina was driving outside an Outback Steakhouse when she allegedly struck another vehicle and left the scene.  The driver of the other vehicle followed Dina back to her home, where she was met by five officers and refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test.
********That’s more time than Felicity Huffman got for bribing a college admissions officer!!!

New Star Wars Series Coming To Disney+

Disney+ announced today that The Book of Boba Fett — the new Lucasfilm series teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian — will premiere on Wednesday, December 29, exclusively on the streaming service. The Book of Boba Fett, a thrilling Star Wars adventure, finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate.  The Book of Boba Fett stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson are the executive producers.
*********We just calculated the amount of time in eternity…and it’s not enough to watch all the Star Wars spin-offs!!!
******It also stars the Goodyear Blimp as Jabba the Hut!!!
*****This series will explore Jabba’s early life, when a love of intergalactic fast food leads to his cosmic eating disorder!!
*****We’ll meet his entire family: Mama the Hut, Papa the Hut and Sister the Hut!!

Bennifer 2.0 Keeping It Long Distance

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck aren’t going to let distance come between them.  Though they have spent more time apart in recent weeks as they’ve tended to their respective careers, they’ve accepted that “this is their life together now,” a source close to Lopez tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, on newsstands Friday. “They will see each other when they can.”  On Sept. 25 Affleck flew into New York City from Austin, Texas — where he’s been shooting the upcoming thriller Hypnotic — so he could be in the crowd at Lopez’s Global Citizen Live performance that night in Central Park.  “Ben wanted to be by her side,” says the source. “They are always supportive of each other’s careers, and Jennifer was very excited to have Ben in New York City.”  The next day, they held hands and kissed during a stroll through Manhattan before the actor had to return to Austin for work.  Since all of their kids (Lopez shares twins Max and Emme, 13, with ex Marc Anthony; Affleck and ex Jennifer Garner co-parent Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9) attend school in Los Angeles, that “is where they will spend time when they can,” the source adds. “They are making it work.”  Even while apart, Lopez — who will next appear in the romantic comedy Marry Me set for release on Feb. 11 — and Affleck “both gush about each other,” says the source. “Jennifer is as protective of Ben as he is of her. She is the happiest that she has been in along time.”
*******Take out the name “Ben,” insert “A-Rod,” and this article could be from October of 2020!!!
******Tip: When People Magazine knows all the “details” of your love life, it’s probably fake!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Natasha’s Mystery Man Knocks Out Armisen-(National Enquirer)

Looks like funnyman Fred Armisen is history now that Natasha Lyonne’s been spotted pouring on the PDA with a handsome new mystery man at the Malibu Chili Cook-Off!  “There are very few people I like on the planet” enough to commit to, the 42-year-old “Russian Doll” star has said-although she and Fred, 54, have had a good run since they started dating in 2014!

Brit’s Boytoy Puts $75G Ring On It!-(Globe)

Britney Spears flashed the “one of a kind” four-carat ring, featuring Sam Asghari’s pet name for the pop star, “Lioness” inscribed in the band.  The engagement is proof Britney’s calling most of her own shots in life now after years of being controlled by her dad, Jamie, from a court ordered conservatorship.

Harry’s Lonely World-(Us Weekly)

With Prince Harry’s friends over 5,000 miles away and his family feud still raging on, sources say Harry is feeling isolated and alone in the U.S.  This probably is not what Harry was envisioning when he and Meghan moved to the U.S.  But sources say there have been plenty of surprises for the former royal, 37, as he adjusts to his new normal.  “Harry lives a pretty solitary life these days,” one insider says.  While the dad of two, occasionally socializes with some of his new celeb pals like Orlando Bloom and James Corden, the insider says he spends most of his time alone riding his bike around his Montecito, Calif., neighborhood or hiking.  “Harry says he loves being able to move around unrecognized,” says the insider, “but some of his old friends find it hard to believe.  It’s like he’s in hiding.  It’s very out of character for him.”

Chrissy Teigen:  Un-Cancel Me!-(Star)

She can’t stop!  After vowing to step away from social media following her bully scandal, Chrissy Teigen barely took a breath before getting back online.  Now a source says the Cravings author simply can’t stand life without likes says the insider.  “Her brief exile from social media was painful for her.”  The 35-year-old’s recent posts have been mostly sexy selfies and cute family shots with husband, John Legend, and their tots Luna, 5, and Miles, 3.  As the Lip Synch Battle star said herself, her followers have been her “world.”  She tweeted over the spring, “I truly consider so many of you my actual friends.”

Boys’ Day Out-(Life & Style)

Flushing, N.Y., Sept. 13

Those tennis fans look familiar!  Brad Pitt and Bradley Cooper teamed up to watch Daniil Medvedev and Novak Djokovic’s winning streak in the Men’s Final of the US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium.  Of course, these handsome actors have a lot more in common than a love of the sport.  Brad credits the Silver Linings Playbook star, 46, with helping him give up drinking five years ago.  “I got sober because of this guy, and every day has been happier since,” Brad says.  “He’s a sweetheart.”

Going Strong:  Tom Hiddleston & Zawe Ashton-(People)

The Loki star, 40, and The Handmaid’s Tale actress, 37, enjoyed a beach day in Ibiza on Sept. 15.  The couple reported met while working on a play in London in 2019.

Shawn & Camila’s Emotional Lunch-(In Touch)

He didn’t have her in Stitches.  The day before Shawn Menes and Camila Cabello hit the Met Gala on Sept. 13, they had an emotional lunch in NYC’s Soho.  “Camila was hysterical, and Shawn seemed to be trying to comfort her,” says an eyewitness.  “It felt like he was breaking up with her.”  The two have had a rocky relationship.  Last year, in the middle of lockdown, Shawn, 23, and Camila, 24, “decided to take a break,” says a source.  But it didn’t last long-they were back together in no time.”  The source wouldn’t be surprised is Shawn wants another breather.



Artist Displays 2 Empty Frames

A Danish artist was given $84,000 by a museum to use in a work of art. When he delivered the piece he was supposed to make, it was not as promised. Instead, the artist, Jens Haaning, gave the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark two blank canvases and said they were titled “Take the Money and Run.”  Haaning was asked to recreate two of his previous works: 2010’s “An Average Danish Annual Income” and “An Average Austrian Annual Income,” first exhibited in 2007. Both used actual cash to show the average incomes of the two countries, according to a news release from the artist.   In addition to compensation for the work, Haaning was also given bank notes to use in the work, museum director Lasse Andersson told CBS News via email. Their contract even stated the museum would give Haaning an additional 6,000 euros to update the work, if needed, Andersson said.
********This may be the smartest artist in the world!!!
******Those empty frames represent OUR annual income!!!
*****We’ve got an empty frame… it’s called “OJ Simpson’s Brain!!!”
Denmark's Kunsten Museum of Modern Art was epically hoodwinked after giving artist Jens Hanning $84,000 to use in a piece — only to have him pocket the cash and turn in blank canvases cheekily entitled "Take the Money and Run."

Dog Runs The Bases At Dodger Stadium

A Jack Russell terrier broke a Guinness World Record when he ran the bases at Dodger Stadium in only 21.06 seconds.  Lori Signs, owner and trainer of the canine, named Macho, put balloons at each of the bases to motivate the dog to touch each base in order to pop them as he passed.  “I didn’t sleep at all, nervous jitters,” Signs told the Los Angeles Daily News prior to Macho’s run. “No matter what, he is still a dog. There could be a stray pigeon, a gopher or a leaf that falls. We were all just holding our breath.”  Macho managed to beat the goal time of 24 seconds set by Guinness. The dog was awarded a certificate for the fastest time for a dog to run the bases at a Major League Baseball stadium.  “He was perfect,” Signs said. “He hit a grand slam home run. It was amazing. I am so proud.”  See the video HERE.
*******He’s just been offered a $22 million contract by the Dodgers!!!
*****He’ll get a bonus if he learns how to hold a bat!!!

Giant Chimichanga

An Arizona restaurant celebrated its 75th anniversary by cooking a 25-foot, 7-inch chimichanga that’s believed to be a new Guinness World Record. Ashley Negron, director of marketing and brand management for Macayo’s Mexican Restaurants, said Guinness told officials no record exists for the world’s largest chimichanga, so the record-keeping organization set the goal for originating the title at 23 feet, 7 inches.  Negron said a team of about 25 Macayo’s employees gathered at the location in Ahwatukee to assemble the massive deep-fried burrito from dozens of flour tortillas, 500 pounds of shredded chicken, 250 pounds of refried beans, 250 pounds of rice and multiple gallons of salsa.  Evidence from the effort still must be reviewed by Guinness before the record is made official.  Macayo’s claims the chimichanga was invented at its original eatery in the 1940s, when someone accidentally dropped a burrito into the deep fryer.  See the video HERE.
*******Real Mexicans are asking: “What the hell IS a chimichanga???”
*******All Mexican food consists of about a half-dozen ingredients, rearranged to make various dishes!! And it’s not a bad thing!!

Funeral Home Promotes To Anti-Vaxxers

A van urging people ‘Don’t get vaccinated’ has been spotted driving around the streets of a town in North Carolina.  At first glance, it seems like some anti-vaxxers have bought a billboard and are trying to convert more people to put their lives at risk.  But in smaller writing underneath, you can see that it is supposedly sponsored by ‘Wilmore Funeral Home’.  A website link on the van directs you to the website of local private healthcare center StarMed, which offers the shots.  It’s a bit like a Rick Roll for the Covid age.  The website tells visitors that they are offering the three vaccines approved in the US and that they are safe, saying: ‘A vaccine earns government approval only after it has been proven to be both safe and effective.
********It also helps when big pharma companies grease the government officials!! Not that there’s anything wrong with that!!
TOPIC: We think people should get vaccinated, but isn’t it getting a little creepy and depraved when people like Jimmy Kimmel are trolling the unvaccinated?? Like… they should DIE??? WTF???






2021’s Best Cities for Beer Lovers

OVERALL RANK City Overall Score Establishment Quality Rank Beer Quality Rank Community Rank
1 Spokane, WA 55.07 21 5 110
2 Portland, OR 53.41 32 2 15
3 Denver, CO 49.43 46 4 6
4 Seattle, WA 48.97 28 1 10
5 Cincinnati, OH 48.24 10 13 20
6 Salt Lake City, UT 47.1 108 6 9
7 Boston, MA 45.28 124 3 11
8 Pittsburgh, PA 44.93 8 50 21
9 Fort Lauderdale, FL 43.74 14 89 2
10 Fort Collins, CO 43.36 23 42 14
11 Torrance, CA 42.73 113 70 41
12 Tacoma, WA 42.63 30 89 43
13 Eugene, OR 42.02 79 19 35
14 Tempe, AZ 42.01 77 28 37
15 Orlando, FL 41.84 44 89 3
16 Madison, WI 41.72 47 23 23
17 Grand Rapids, MI 41.61 24 67 40
18 Boise, ID 41.46 58 89 19
18 Providence, RI 41.46 106 89 42
20 Savannah, GA 41.3 5 50 153
21 Reno, NV 40.54 22 22 54
22 Anaheim, CA 40.33 42 16 131
23 Des Moines, IA 40.03 56 89 49
24 Austin, TX 39.74 16 9 18
25 Durham, NC 39.68 9 80 32
26 San Francisco, CA 39.38 80 11 7
27 Cary, NC 39.27 69 89 25
28 Jersey City, NJ 39.17 29 74 172
29 Dayton, OH 39.06 123 89 33
30 Charlotte, NC 38.86 54 10 30
31 Syracuse, NY 38.69 136 89 103
32 Milwaukee, WI 38.44 63 43 89
33 Arlington, VA 38.43 116 89 17
34 Lexington, KY 38.09 82 89 68
35 Sioux Falls, SD 38.08 90 89 96
36 Fullerton, CA 37.79 96 80 53
37 Indianapolis, IN 37.37 6 8 95
38 New Orleans, LA 37.21 43 34 136
38 Rochester, NY 37.21 53 89 132
40 Sacramento, CA 37.13 77 59 16
41 Birmingham, AL 36.71 19 89 45
42 Richmond, VA 36.69 114 50 22
43 Kansas City, MO 36.59 105 18 76
44 Minneapolis, MN 36.25 96 27 12
45 Tampa, FL 35.9 57 37 13
46 San Diego, CA 35.63 13 7 82
47 Nashville, TN 35.54 24 20 51
48 St. Petersburg, FL 35.24 83 89 36
49 St. Louis, MO 34.98 39 57 24
50 Lincoln, NE 34.9 137 80 70




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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