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Born on this day!! Actor Edward Fox is 84. Actor Paul Sorvino is 82. Singer Lester Chambers of The Chambers Brothers is 81. Composer Bill Conti (“Rocky” film theme) is 79. Musician Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane is 77. Actor Tony Dow (“Leave It to Beaver”) is 76. Musician Al Green is 75. Actor Ron Perlman is 71. Actor William Sadler (“Wonderfalls,” ″Roswell”) is 71. Singer Peabo Bryson is 70. Drummer Max Weinberg of the E Street Band (and “Late Night With Conan O’Brien”) is 70. Keyboardist Jimmy Destri (Blondie) is 67. Comedian Gary Kroeger (“Saturday Night Live”) is 64. Actor Saundra Santiago (“Miami Vice”) is 64. Guitarist Joey Mazzola (Sponge) is 60. Actor Page Hannah (TV’s “Fame”) is 57. Actor-comedian Caroline Rhea (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” ″The Biggest Loser”) is 57. Bassist Lisa Umbarger (The Toadies) is 56. Guitarist Marc Ford (Black Crowes) is 55. Actor Ricky Schroder is 51. Singer Aaron Lewis of Staind is 49. Actor Bokeem Woodbine (TV’s “Fargo,” ″Saving Grace”) is 48. Singer Lou Bega is 46. Actor Glenn Howerton (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is 45. Actor Kyle Howard (“Royal Pains”) is 43. Actor Kelli Giddish (“Law and Order: SVU”) is 41. Actor Courtney Peldon (“Boston Public”) is 40. Singer Nellie McKay is 39. Rapper Ty Dolla $ign is 39. Actor Allison Williams (“Girls”) is 33. Actor Hannah Marks (“Necessary Roughness”) is 28.


1598 – The Edict of Nantes gave religious tolerance to the Huguenots in France.
1742 – Handel’s Messiah was first publicly performed in Dublin, Ireland.
1964 – Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win the Academy Award for best actor.
1970 – Apollo 13 announced “Houston, we’ve got a problem,” when an oxygen tank burst on the way to the Moon.
1975 – Civil War began in Lebanon when gunmen killed 4 Christian Phalangists who retaliated by killing 27 Palestinians.
1997 – Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament and the first of African descent to win a major golf title.
2004 – Barry Bonds hit his 661st homer, passing Willie Mays to take third place on the lifetime list.
2012 – North Korean Earth observation satellite, exploded shortly after its launch. The U.S. and other countries called the launch a violation of United Nations Security Council rules.

Today Is: Free Cone Day, Make Lunch Count Day, National Be Kind To Lawyers Day, Scrabble Day, Thomas Jefferson Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – NCIS   /  9:00 – FBI  /  10:00 – FBI: Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – Young Rock  /  8:30 – Kenan  /  9:00 – This Is Us  /  10:00 – New Amsterdam
ABC – 8:00 –  Pooch Perfect  /  9:00 – Big Sky
FOX – 8:00 – The Resident / 9:00 – Prodigal Son
CW – 8:00 –  Flash  /  9:00 – Supergirl

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: John Stamos, Katheryn Winnick, Easy Life
Jimmy Fallon: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Phoebe Robinson, Celeste
Stephen Colbert: Daniel Kaluuya, Lucy Dacus, Taylor Swift
Seth Meyers: Denis Leary, Cristin Milioti, Patrick Radden Keefe
James Corden: Vanessa Kirby, Darren Criss
Lilly Singh: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan
Conan: Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Watch What Happens Live: Tiffany Moon, Isaac Mizrahi
The View: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Wes Moore
The Talk: Elizabeth Vargas
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Vanessa Kirby, Brian Kelly
Ellen DeGeneres: Ali Tabrizi, Tones and I
Wendy Williams: Andra Day (R 2/24/21)
The Real: Talia Jackson, Tia Mowry
Kelly Clarkson: Olivia Munn, Harry Connick Jr., Lauren Ash, Christy Oxborrow
Drew Barrymore: Demi Lovato, Mikel Welch, Zanna Roberts Rossi

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

QUESTION: Is it getting REAL??? The Navy confirms that green-tinged, night-vision footage of a massive pyramid-shaped UFO is authentic, but will say no more!!!!!!


QUESTION: What did “The Talk” talk about on their first show back since Sharon Osbourne left?? They chatted with “experts,” so of course it was BORRRRRING!!!!


QUESTION: It wasn’t DOCTOR’S ORDERS? Meghan Markle tells friends she won’t attend funeral because she doesn’t want to be the “center of attention!” Right!


QUESTION: Is she TOO HONEST?? Foster dog owner seeking a forever home for a “DEMONIC CHIHUAHUA” describes him as a “man-hating, child-hating gremlin!!!!”
Prancer. a two-year-old Chihuahua from New Jersey is looking for a forever home. But his brutally honest foster owner Tyfanee Fortuna admitted he hates men, children, and other animals

QUESTION: What does a Dodger pitcher do when the league investigates him for STICKY BALLS?? He considers a job offer from a porn site! (Chief Ball Officer!!)

Nick Cannon Having Another Set Of Twins

Nick Cannon and Abby De La Rosa have twin boys on the way.  He and De La Rosa announced Sunday that they are expecting twin sons.  De La Rosa shared the news on Instagram alongside a video of herself and Cannon. The video shows the couple embracing and holding hands as De La Rosa shows her baby bump.  “Our dearest sons – my miracle babies, Thank you for choosing me to be your Mommy. I know the Lord has destined me and prepared me for the gift of not one but two little angels,” De La Rosa captioned the post.  “I pray that God give you both the strength to walk brave and boldly in your individual truth just like your Daddy. That God bless you and your brother and guide you into living out your full purpose,” she said.  Cannon also has twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe, 8, with his ex-wife, singer Mariah Carey, and two children, son Golden, 4, and daughter Powerful Queen, 3 months, with his ex-girlfriend Brittany Bell.
*******His new nickname: “Double Shot!!!!”
******In Hollywood, when a guy’s wife is expecting the first question is usually: “Who’s the father???”
*****We didn’t know he had it in him!! He’s turning into the Father of Our Country!!!

Prince William Pays Tribute To Grandpa

Prince William paid tribute to his late grandfather, Prince Philip, in a moving statement posted to social media on Monday.   “My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family,” the statement began.  William continued: “I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days. I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her. I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!”  The statement included a photo from 2015 of Prince Philip sitting next to William and Kate Middleton’s eldest son, Prince George, while in a carriage.  On Sunday, Princess Anne, the only daughter of Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth, reflected on her father’s passing as well.  She wrote, “You know it’s going to happen but you are never really ready.”  “My father has been my teacher, my supporter and my critic, but mostly it is his example of a life well lived and service freely given that I most wanted to emulate,” she continued.
******She’d also like to live to be 100!!! So there’s that!!
*******Poor Phillip!! It’s hard to keep a handle on household expenses when your wife’s picture is on the money!!
*******Is there a betting pool on whether the next king is Charles or Wills??? Our money’s on Wills!!!

Luke Bryan Has COVID

American Idol judge Luke Bryan has tested positive for COVID-19.  He announced the news via Twitter ahead of the show’s taping yesterday.  “I’m doing well and look forward to being back at it soon,” he reassured fans.  It’s unclear if Bryan’s wife Caroline Boyer also tested positive for coronavirus. The couple — who have been married since 2006 — share two sons Thomas, 13, and Tatum, 10.  Bryan, 44, has been a judge on the singing competition show since Season 16 (2018) when it was rebooted on ABC.
*******In other words, not that many people have seen him on the show!!
******Why get COVID now?? Isn’t that kind of yesterday’s news????
****It’s surprising that Katy Perry didn’t get it!! Her lungs are so much bigger!!

Why Bridgerton Star Has Left The Show

Regé-Jean Page isn’t returning to “Bridgerton” because he didn’t like what the producers had planned for his character, the Duke of Hastings.  “Regé is not coming back to ‘Bridgerton’ because of creative differences with [executive producer] Shonda Rhimes and her team,” a Hollywood source says.  The source added, “He wasn’t happy with what was planned for his character for Season 2, which would have kept him a player but not the focal point of the show.”  Plus, “Regé has been inundated with offers for other interesting and challenging leading roles.”  But the source continued, “If you look at all the big names who have left [Rhimes’ hit show] ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ in the past, you see you don’t disagree with Shonda, nobody is bigger than the show,” adding that Page is leaving on good terms despite the “creative differences.”
*******He’s doing what’s right for him, instead of doing what’s right for Shonda??? How dare he????
*****He’ll be a household name, as soon as we figure out how to pronounce his name!!!
*******Good-looking guys are like buses… another one comes along every five minutes!! Right, girls???

Prince Philip To Have Electric Land Rover For Funeral

Prince Philip will reportedly receive an eco-friendly send-off – lying in a $1,200 wool coffin carried by an electric Land Rover.  The funeral Saturday for the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in his sleep Friday at age 99, will reflect his green ideology, reported The Sun, which noted that he was among the first to highlight climate change in the 1950s.  Leverton and Sons, the London-based undertakers who organized Princess Di’s funeral in 1997, have been chosen to handle Prince Philip’s services.  The company, which employed Britain’s first all-electric hearse, also were involved in arrangements for the Queen Mother, Princess Margaret and former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.  Company director Clive Leverton said: “You see someone who has been forever in the newspapers, and then you see their dead body in front of you. But we are not there to stand around and weep.  “It was the same with Diana, although that was quite traumatic because of the circumstances,” he added.  AW Hainsworth, a company that manufactures wool coffins and made the military uniforms worn by Prince William and Prince Harry at their weddings, will make the coffin for the late consort of Queen Elizabeth II, according to the report.
*******That wool coffin should keep him nice and warm!!!
*******If everyone is sweating in heaven, he’ll know climate change is real!!
******If the Land Rover’s battery explodes, it could turn into a cremation!!

Macaulay Culkin Is A New Dad

Macaulay Culkin and girlfriend Brenda Song are parents. They welcomed their first child together, son Dakota Song Culkin, on April 5 in Los Angeles, a rep for Culkin announced Monday.  “We’re overjoyed,” the couple said in a statement.  Baby Dakota weighed in at 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and is named in honor of Culkin’s late sister Dakota, who died in 2008 at age 29 from injuries sustained after being struck by a car.  Last February, Culkin spoke to Esquire about his desire to have a family with Song, his girlfriend of four years.  “We practice a lot,” he quipped. “We’re figuring it out, making the timing work. Because nothing turns you on more than when your lady comes into the room and says, ‘Honey, I’m ovulating.’”  Culkin and Song, 33, are also proud pet parents to multiple animals, including two cats, a fish, a dog and a bird.
******Now we’re thinking: Maybe you SHOULD have to get a license to become a parent!!
*******Congrats to the happy couple!! He should learn how to make his sperm split like Nick Cannon does!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Dick’s Dough Does Wonders!-(National Enquirer)

Generous Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke put a happy face on job seekers in Malibu when he handed out fistfuls of cash!  The beloved “Bye Bye Birdie” star, 95, was spotted withdrawing bills from a bank on March 30 before driving to the Malibu Community Labor Exchange, a nonprofit that helps unemployed locals find day jobs.  The “Dick Van Dye Show” cutup stayed in his car as he handed out money to masked folks who were lined up to look for work.  It’s unknown how much Dick distributed, but sources said the recipients were touch by his kindness.

More Babies-(Globe)

“In Case You Didn’t Know” country crooner Brett Young and wife Taylor are expecting another daughter.  The baby will join big sis Presley, 1.

Team Effort-(Us Weekly)

Serena Williams recently admitted that her marriage to Alexis Ohanian “is not bliss,” but with hard work they’ve found true happiness.  “At their base, they’re wildly in love,” a source says, explaining that Ohanian, 37, often refers to the tennis pro, 39, as his dream woman.  “He admires her and she him.”

Real Housewife Arrest-(Star)

Bringing the drama!  While it’s not unusual for women of Bravo’s Real Housewives franchises to have questionable income streams (hello, Big Poppa!), illegal ones are another story.  On March 30, Salt Lake City’s Jen Shah was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering.  The Justice Department alleged that the 47-year-old and her assistant conspired to defraud elderly people in a multi-state telemarketing scam they’ve run since 2012.  Not a huge shocker for a woman who seemed unable to describe the work of the three “marketing” firms that kept her draped in pricey furs and jewelry.  As she once admitted, “Basically…..I’m the Wizard of Oz.”

Nips, Tucks, & Jabs:  Khloe’s About-Face-(Life & Style)

Who’s that girl?  Khloe Kardashian has denied having plastic surgery in the past, but the 36-year-old’s been almost unrecognizable of late.  And it’s not just due to her darker hair color.  “Khloe has pretty much had everything done, it seems,” comments Dr. Yagoda, who does not call the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star a patient.  “It’s apparent she’s had Botox, brow microblading, lash extensions, rhinoplasty, lip augmentation, cheek, chin and jawline filler and CoolSculpting!”


“That’s my name.  It’s always been my name.  I’m taking back what’s mine.”-Thandiwe Newton, on using her birth name years after it was misspelled in her first acting credit.

“I got so many proposals and so many propositions.  But I had to ignore all of them.  I’m a very busy person.”-Martha Stewart, on the reaction to her viral pool selfie.

“One day I’m going to let everyone in on my secret cookie recipe….Someday I’ll give you the J-dough!”-Jennifer Lopez, teasing her favorite cookie recipe.

Winner of the Week-(In Touch)

CSI:  Las Vegas Fans

Six years after ending its run, the CBS crime drama is coming back, with original stars William Peterson, Jorja Fox and Wallace Langham



Cat Rescued By Tree Trimmer

An Arkansas woman said her cat was stuck up a tree for 18 days before being successfully brought back to earth by a tree trimmer.  Beverly McIntosh of Jonesboro said her cat, Sparkles, scaled the 60-foot tree, and in the ensuing days, she and several friends tried unsuccessfully to reach the cat using a ladder.  “Everyone came up and got on that ladder to get her and she just would run farther and farther away,” McIntosh told KAIT-TV.  McIntosh said she tried contacting multiple organizations, but was repeatedly told Sparkles would come down on her own if food was left at the base of the tree.  She said weeks went by without Sparkles showing any signs of coming down, and she learned of an organization called ARC Angels 4 Animals.  “When we got the call, Sparkles had been in the tree two weeks going on three,” ARC Angels 4 Animals founder Angie Heringer said.  Heringer posted photos and video to Facebook showing the moment the trimmer was able to capture Sparkles and bring her back down to solid ground. Sparkles had been in the tree for 18 days.
*********Here’s what we got from this story: you only have to feed your cat every 18 days!!!
********Cats always find a way to be a pain in the butt!!
*******Old saying: Dogs have masters, cats have assistants!!!

Dish Soap Turns Into Lottery Win

A man who stopped at a Virginia store to buy dish soap for his job ended up winning a $1 million lottery prize while running the errand.  Brian Jasper, of Fuquay Varina, N.C., told Virginia Lottery officials he builds paint booths for body shops, and during a recent job in the Fredericksburg, Va., area, he stopped into the Royal Farms store to pick up dish soap he needed for the job.  Jasper said he decided to buy a Commonwealth scratch-off lottery ticket in the store, and he scratched the ticket when he got back to his truck.  “I saw all the zeros, and it blew my mind,” Jasper said. “I’ve never won something like this before!”  The ticket was a $1 million top-prize winner.
*******He called his wife and said, “Start packin’!” She said, “Where are we goin’??” He said, “I don’t care where you go, just get out!!!”
*******When he picked up the dish soap, it “Dawn-ed” on him that he should buy a lottery ticket!!
*****With all the money the government’s spending, a million doesn’t even sound like that much anymore!!

Woman Ends Up In Quicksand

A Boston woman taking her son’s dog for a walk tried to take a shortcut to the beach and ended up needing to be rescued when she sank into some deep mud.  Camille Coelho, 54, said she was taking her son’s dog, Lucy, to walk on Constitution Beach in East Boston to find sea glass for her jewelry business when she decided to take a shortcut through what appeared to be gravel, but turned out to be mud.  “I have never walked these flats. I don’t plan on walking the flats again,” Coelho told WBZ-TV. “It looked like it was gravel, and I was trying to cut through the gravel to get to the beach. And it was not gravel.”  Coelho said she ended up more than knee-deep in the mud.  “It’s a great metaphor for the year,” she told the Boston Herald. “I can’t believe it. I stepped in mud and pretty soon it was up to my knees and I was stuck.”  Witnesses summoned firefighters to the scene and they put a ladder down on long boards to reach Coelho and Lucy, who did not sink but remained dutifully by Coelho’s side.
*********She’s known as a “stick-in-the-mud!!!!”
********It has been a tough year!! We just hope we don’t sink any further!!!

Brain Implant Helps Monkey Play Video Game

Elon Musk’s brain implant company Neuralink has released a video showing how it has taught a monkey – Pager, a nine-year-old macaque – to play the video game Pong with its mind.  The video follows Mr Musk’s assertion in February that the company has “a monkey with a wireless implant in their skull with tiny wires” that it uses to play video games.  Neuralink Corporation, which Elon Musk owns alongside his SpaceX and Tesla businesses, previously claimed to have implanted coin-sized wireless sensors inside the brains of two pigs, describing the sensors as “a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires”.  At the time of the video, Pager was six weeks on from having had the Neuralink devices installed – one in each side of his brain – and in that time has learned to interact with a computer for a “tasty banana smoothie” delivered through a straw. The implants work by recording signals in Pager’s motor cortex that normally coordinates hand and arm movements.  “Our goal is to enable a person with paralysis to user a computer or phone with their brain activity alone,” says the narrator during the video of Pager.
********Their goal is also to control mankind!!! They’re not gonna tell you THAT, though!!!!
******Why are people paranoid about this stuff?? Because they’re smart!!
TOPIC: Would YOU allow a computer implant in your body???






6 Times It’s Totally OK To Say ‘No’

Huffington Post

  1. When you’re tired.

Sleep certainly isn’t for the weak. If you’re feeling run down, don’t feel obligated to commit to something. Studies show sleep deprivation is no joke: It can affect your immune system and your mood and increase your risk for disease. Not worth it.


  1. When you’re uncomfortable.

Did you get invited to a friend’s birthday party that your ex will be attending? If the thought of going makes your stomach churn, reconsider. Toxic situations are hardly worth the stress.

There are times when taking a leap out of your comfort zone is a great idea, but when your gut instinct is telling you something’s off, pay attention. Research shows our internal red flags are a real phenomenon. Sometimes it’s better just to listen to them.


  1. When you can’t manage the time commitment.

People often wear “busy” as a badge of honor, especially in the workplace. However, that mentality can lead to burnout and serious health risks like chronic stress.

“Even if professional success is the most important thing to you, depriving yourself of sleep, never letting yourself recharge, never disconnecting, not allowing any time for quiet reflection and for those you love — is not a sustainable career strategy,” HuffPost president and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington wrote in a blog on burnout. “Not only are quantity of work and quality of work two very different things, at some point — more quickly than you think — they become inversely related.”

If you find yourself overbooked and overwhelmed, it might be time to flex your “no.”


  1. When you’re uninterested.

Life’s too short to spend your energy on circumstances that don’t engage your heart or mind. You should constantly be pursuing activities and circumstances that help you grow instead of solely filling your schedule with the mundane.

This idea particularly goes for your professional life: Research shows meaningful work makes employees happier. You need something that ignites your interest. Pursue those opportunities wherever you can.


  1. When you’re saying “yes” just to please someone.

Constantly putting your needs on the back burner is hardly healthy. According to a 2012 study, people pleasers tend to unknowingly give into unspoken social pressures. In other words, they often say “yes” without processing what they want first.

Remember that you are your own biggest advocate. Self-care is not always selfish.


  1. Whenever the hell you want to.

Ultimately, it’s your life. Make whatever choices are going to be best for you and your well-being. If that means declining, then say it with conviction. Because by saying “no” to circumstances you don’t want in your life, you’re saying “yes” to yourself — and that’s a beautiful thing.



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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