Born on this day!! Actor Elinor Donahue (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” “Father Knows Best”) is 85. Keyboardist Alan Price of The Animals is 80. Actor Tim Curry is 76. Singer Mark “Flo” Volman of The Turtles is 75. Actor Tony Plana (“Ugly Betty”) is 70. Actor Tom Wood (“The Fugitive,” “Ulee’s Gold”) is 59. Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight is 57. Country singer Bekka Bramlett of Bekka and Billy is 54. Actor Kim Hawthorne (“Greenleaf”) is 54. Actor Ashley Judd is 54. Singer Luis Miguel is 52. Actor Jennifer Esposito (“Blue Bloods”) is 50. Actor Jennifer Taylor (“Two and a Half Men”) is 50. Singer Madeleine Peyroux is 48. Actor James Franco is 44. Actor Kate Hudson is 43. Actor Hayden Christensen (“Star Wars Episodes II and III”) is 41. Actor Catalina Sandino Moreno (“Che,” ″Maria Full of Grace”) is 41. Actor Ali Wong (“American Housewife”) is 40. Actor Victoria Yeates (“Call the Midwife”) is 39. Drummer Steve Johnson of Alabama Shakes is 37. Actor Courtland Mead (“Kirk”) is 35.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1897 – The first Boston Marathon was run.
1775 – The “shot heard around the world” was fired. Colonial Minute Men took on British Army regulars at Lexington and Concord, Mass., starting the American Revolution.
1824 – Lord Byron died of a fever while helping the Greeks fight the Turks.
1882 – Naturalist Charles Darwin, developer of the theory of evolution, died.
1933 – The United States went off the gold standard.
1943 – The Warsaw ghetto uprising began, one of the first mass rebellions against the Nazis.
1993 – The siege at Waco, Texas, ended when FBI moved into the Branch Davidian compound with tear gas and cult members set fire to the compound killing over 80 people.
1995 – The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Okla., was destroyed by a car bomb. 168 people, including 19 children were killed in the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history up to that time.
2005 – Germany’s Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI.
Today Is: Bicycle Day, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day, John Parker Day, National Garlic Day, National Hanging Out Day, National Poker Day, Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – FBI / 9:00 – FBI International / 10:00 – FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00 – Young Rock / 8:30 – Mr. Mayor / 9:00 – This Is Us / 10:00 – New Amsterdam
ABC – 8:00 – Judge Steve Harvey / 9:00 – Blackish / 9:30 – Blackish / 10:00 – To Tell The Truth
FOX – 8:00 – Resident / 9:00 – Name That Tune
CW – 8:00 – Superman and Lois / 9:00 – Naomi
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: The cast of “Black-ish”
Jimmy Fallon: Aaron Paul, Marc Maron, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Leikeli47
Stephen Colbert: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Emmy Blotnick
Seth Meyers: Tina Fey, Craig Robinson, Marc Bernardin, Aric Improta
James Corden: Elle Fanning, Anthony Ramos, UPSAHL
Watch What Happens Live: Jackie Goldschneider, Melissa Gorga
The View: Chelsea Clinton, guest co-host Michele Tafoya (R 3/2/22)
The Talk: Jodie Sweetin
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Janelle Monáe, Marlon Wayans
Ellen DeGeneres: Michelle Obama
Wendy Williams: Guest host Sherri Shepherd
The Real: Ms. Pat
Kelly Clarkson: Josh Brolin, Tony Gonzalez, Sabaa Tahir
Tamron Hall: Bethenny Frankel, Vivica A. Fox (R 3/8/22)
Drew Barrymore: Claire Foy, Paul Bettany, Alexis deBoschnek, Aasif Mandvi
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: WHY did the cops arrest this man who was collecting assistance for being TOTALLY BLIND? They caught him LOOKING AT A WOMAN’S ASS!! Oops!!!!!
QUESTION: Why did this man just get a $450,000 settlement from his employer?? They threw him an unwanted BIRTHDAY PARTY that gave him PANIC ATTACKS!!!!
QUESTION: Does your favorite music make you work SMARTER and FASTER?? Surgeons who listen to AC/DC are FASTER and MORE ACCURATE!! Rock on!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Was this the BEST BRUNCH EVER?? A woman winds up LODGED BEHIND THE SOFA and UPSIDE DOWN in a restaurant.. obviously “over-served!” (bottomless?)
QUESTION: If we get in a cockfight, are we gonna LOSE? New study shows that American men’s private parts rank number 59 on the worldwide SIZE CHART!!!! Wear and tear?
Paramount Pictures released a 3-minute featurette Monday showing the intense training the cast of Top Gun: Maverick went through to make the film. After being delayed two years because of the coronavirus pandemic, the film is set for release in theaters on May 27th. “After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him,” a synopsis said. “When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: ‘Rooster,’ the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka ‘Goose.’ Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.” The cast — which includes Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis, Ed Harris and Val Kilmer — went through three months of U.S. Navy-type training where they exercised daily, were inverted, submerged in water, flew in jets doing aerobatics and ran their own cameras to capture the stunts. See the video HERE.
*********On the film’s opening weekend, Tom Cruise will lead a squadron into the Ukraine to destroy the Russian army!! It’s a great publicity stunt!!
TRUE FACT: In this movie, the enemy IS the Russians!! How did they know???
*******If you ever get the chance to fly in one of these jets, do it!! And try not to puke!!
One of the Queen‘s most trusted aides has shared details of how the Queen spent time alone in the hours after the Duke of Edinburgh‘s funeral. In a new chapter to update her book The Other Side of the Coin, The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe, which is published in this week’s HELLO! magazine, Angela Kelly describes how she waited for the monarch in her dressing room until she had returned from the service at St George’s Chapel. She says: “I helped her off with her coat and hat and no words were spoken. The Queen then walked to her sitting room, closed the door behind her, and she was alone with her own thoughts.” She writes of the day he died, 9 April 2021, “The feeling among all the Royal staff in the bubble at Windsor Castle was somber. Only a few of us were told after the family had been informed.” On the day of his funeral, 17 April, staff were allowed to stand outside the Augusta Tower door opposite St George’s Hall at the Castle. Angela writes: “The Queen’s dressers, pages, chefs, housemaids, footmen and Castle attendants all stood to attention as The Duke of Edinburgh’s coffin was carefully placed onto the Land Rover that he had specially designed for the day.
********Phillip had requested that Andrew be mummified and buried on the same day.. but no such luck!!
********This was a “starter marriage” that took!!!
********The Queen slipped into her private dressing room.. where Mick Jagger was waiting!!
Jaden Smith is being mocked for saying in a recent interview that he preferred hanging out with adults over kids growing up because children didn’t like to talk about the “political and economic state of the world.” “I am very happy that I spent my childhood with more adults than I did with kids my own age, because I was picking up more things from adults that I were [sic] from kids my own age,” the 23-year-old explained on BigBoyTV earlier this month. He then went on to imitate the voice of a young person, claiming they like to say things like, “Look at my phone! Selfie.” “I’m just, like, ‘Dude, like, oh my God. Can we talk about the political and economic state of the world, right now?’” he said. “Can we talk about what’s going on in the environment? Can we talk about other things?” Jaden began trending on Twitter Sunday into Monday after his remarks resurfaced online. People began creating memes and jokes to poke fun of the fact that he appeared seemingly annoyed in the interview that at one point in his life young children didn’t want to discuss serious subject matter with him. One user tweeted, “Jaden smith on his way to curse out his kindergarten classmates for not understanding the complexities behind the current political climate.” Another captioned a photo of a teary-eyed SpongeBob SquarePants, “8 year old Jaden smith when jada gave him a spider man themed birthday party instead of a book study on the war of mesopotamia.”
********He was probably REALLY confused that mommy was sleeping with other men!!!
*****Maybe Jaden should have been playing with action figures instead of hanging with adults!!
Tom Hanks threw the first pitch at the Cleveland Guardians’ opening day game at Progressive Field against the San Francisco Giants. He sported white and red Cleveland Guardians garb and had his trusty sidekick Wilson along with him to toss the first pitch to Larry Doby Jr. “Joining Tom, please welcome his former costar from the movie ‘Cast Away,’” said an announcer in a video of the game posted by the sports team on Twitter. “It’s Wilson, the volleyball!” Once Hanks stepped up to the mound, he raised the blood-stained white volleyball over his head. One side had the character’s infamous handprinted face on it and the other side showcased the Guardians’ logo. He then placed Wilson on the ground so he could hurl the ceremonial pitch. In a prank, the ball rapidly traveled around on the field — possibly by a remote in a nod to how Hanks’ character was separated from his friend in the film. Hanks burst out laughing as he looked on. “There goes Wilson,” one announcer said during the game after the ball rolled away. “It’s windy today,” another emcee joked. See the video HERE.
******So… he DID bond with the volleyball???
******The Cleveland baseball team wanted to use the volleyball for the entire game.. easier to hit!!
******He wasn’t crying, was he?? There’s no crying in baseball!!
****Tom has the biggest balls in the major leagues!!
Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey is opening up about the nose job she says cost her a career in Hollywood. In an interview with the New York Times to promote her memoir Out of the Corner, she describes the impact of plastic surgery on her life: “Overnight I lose my identity and my career.” The two surgeries, which Grey refers to as “schnozzageddon,” took place after Grey starred opposite Patrick Swayze in the 1986 smash hit Dirty Dancing. “After Dirty Dancing, I was America’s sweetheart, which you would think would be the key to unlocking all my hopes and dreams,” Grey writes in her memoir. “But it didn’t go down that way.” Grey recalls that after Dirty Dancing, there were still not “a surplus of parts for actresses who looked like me.” Industry professionals apparently told her that her nose was “a problem,” with one plastic surgeon wondering “why that girl didn’t do her nose” after watching the film. After consulting her mother and three plastic surgeons, Grey underwent two rhinoplasty surgeries to“fine-tune” her nose. The second surgery, meant to correct an irregularity caused by the first, was more aggressive than Grey had hoped, and left her nose “truncated” and “dwarfed”—rendering Grey practically unrecognizable to people she had known for years. Grey painfully recalls being hounded by the paparazzi and becoming a national punchline due to her plastic surgeries. “Being misunderstood on a global stage was very painful,” Grey told the Times.
********NEVER ask a plastic surgeon if you need plastic surgery!! ‘Cause… what do you THINK they’re gonna say??
******And even after HER disaster, Renee Zellwegger made herself unrecognizable for awhile!!!
****The same people told Arnold Schwarzenegger he should get rid of his accent!! (true) See how much they know??
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Pujol’s Split Timing From Wife Is Lousy!-(National Enquirer)
Baseball superstar Albert Pujols, 42, shockingly benched his wife, Deidre, just days after she underwent successful surgery to remove a brain tumor! They were married for 22 years and share five kids. The St. Louis Cardinals legend insists this “isn’t something that just happened overnight.”
The Memphis Zoo in Tennessee said a wallaby that escaped during storm-induced flooding was found on zoo grounds and safely captured. The zoo said the wallaby, which escaped Wednesday when thunderstorms caused flash flooding in the KangaZoo Outback Experience exhibit, was found Friday in a service yard near Rainbow Lake. The zoo said officials spotted tracks Friday morning and followed them to the wallaby’s location, which was on zoo property. Officials said the wallaby rejoined the rest of the zoo’s marsupials in the animal hospital area, where they were evacuated to during the storms. The wallaby will be examined by a veterinarian before the Australian animals are returned to their enclosure.
***********Was it really a wallaby? Or a wallaby wannabe??
********These animals have it great!! They wanna break INTO the zoo!!
Gas Giveaway With Garden Purchase
A gardening supply store in Michigan is drawing in customers with an unusual promotion: free gasoline with purchase. Grow Green MI in Whitmore Lake, Livingston County, announced 180 customers Friday afternoon and evening will receive five gallons of free gas with any size purchase. The store said the promotion applies to any size purchase at the store, but customers seeking the free gas must register before checking out with Eventbrite. “They just have to come in the store and buy something, anything, whether it be a light for 50 cents or a T-shirt for $10, or actually nutrients or lights,” Grow Green MI marketing director PJ McMillan told MLive. McMillan said the gas giveaway is part of the store’s tradition of “Free Stuff Fridays.”
*******You must carry the free gas home in a plastic shopping bag!! That’s the only catch!!
******The only place you can still get gas for $1.69 is Taco Bell!!
*****They’re just hoping that Putin doesn’t start hoarding garden supplies!!
Florida Man Steals Desserts
A shirtless Florida man broke into a closed restaurant Thursday and helped himself to some desserts. Deputies said a security camera showed John Caster, 42, burglarizing the Red Wing Restaurant in Groveland. The restaurant’s owner told police that Caster broke into the restaurant through a back porch screen. Caster had a small dog and a backpack with him as he ate a cobbler dessert out of a pan, an arrest report said. Deputies said Caster left the restaurant on a bicycle before being arrested. Officials said that while searching Caster, they found a stainless-steel pan filled with cobbler, a lava cake and a large tub of vanilla ice cream on his person.
*******They charged him with “assault with a deadly cobbler!!”
*******He had the ice cream in his crotch. He was never gonna eat it… he just liked that!!
Clothes Hanger Record
A father and son team broke a Guinness World Record in Britain by hanging up 10 items of clothing in 56.87 seconds. Edward Draper and son Rowan Draper took on the record at Turk’s Head pub in Twickenham, London. The duo said they spent hours choosing the right items of clothing and making sure they weren’t plagued with issues like sticky zippers. The team successfully earned the record with a time of 56.87 seconds. The successful record attempt raised money for the British Heart Foundation. See the video HERE.
**********Our kid saw this story and said: “Do people actually hang stuff up??” Yeah, kid.. they do!!
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A LIST FOR TUESDAY
6 Times Couples Should Combine Their Finances — and 2 Situations Where They Shouldn’t
THE PENNY HOARDER
- Combine: Car Insurance Payments
Did you know you could save money by combining your car insurance with your partner’s? Yep — by putting two cars on one insurance policy, you could be eligible for discounted rates. Some up to 20% per additional car.
That’s why this is one financial move you should make together, and one you should check out every six months or so — it could save you some serious money. Let’s be real, though. It’s probably not the first thing you think about when you wake up. But it doesn’t have to be. Use a website called EverQuote to see all your options at once.
EverQuote is the largest online marketplace for insurance in the US, so you’ll get the top options from more than 175 different carriers handed right to you.
Take a couple of minutes to answer some questions about yourself and your driving record. With this information, EverQuote will be able to give you the top recommendations for car insurance. In just a few minutes, you could save up to $610 a year.
- Combine: Emergency Funds
If you share a life together, you’ll likely share the emergencies, too. Sick kids, company-wide layoffs and natural disasters don’t pick and choose their victims.
So having an emergency fund together is a smart move to make sure everyone is protected and has access to it. If you’re looking for a place to safely stash that money away — but still earn money — don’t waste your time with a typical savings account. The 0.04% national average interest rate is nothing these days. But a debit card called Aspiration lets you earn up to 16 times the average interest on the money in your account.
Not too shabby! Enter your email address here to get a free Aspiration Spend and Save account. After you confirm your email, securely link your bank account so they can start helping you get extra cash. Your money is FDIC insured and they use a military-grade encryption which is nerd talk for “this is totally safe.”
- Combine: Some of Your Credit Cards or Loans
You’ve got big plans. Maybe you’ve got your eye on a new car. Or you’re hoping to buy a house in the next few years. Or you’d even like to start your own business. But here’s the thing: No matter what your goals are, you might not realize how much your credit score is standing in your way.
But if you and your partner work together to pay off debts and keep low balances on credit cards, you can both benefit from any bumps in your credit score.
A free website called Credit Sesame makes it easy to put your credit score on track to reach your goals. We even talked to one guy, James Cooper, of Atlanta, who used Credit Sesame to raise his credit score nearly 300 points in six months.*** He says they showed him exactly what to do — he was even able to open his first credit card. What could adding 300 points to your score mean for your goals? It could easily save you thousands of dollars over the life of a car loan or mortgage.
In just 90 seconds, Credit Sesame will give you access to your credit score, any debt-carrying accounts and a handful of personalized tips to improve your score. You’ll even be able to spot any errors holding you back (one in five reports have one).
Make sure your plans don’t get sidelined by bad credit. Sign up for free (it only takes about 90 seconds) and see how much you could improve your score.
- Combine: Investments
When you invest in the stock market, you could earn an average of 7% year over year just by holding your investments.
And if you invest alongside your partner, you’ll also get an average of 7% — but 7% of a larger sum. That’s why it could be a smart move to combine your account with your spouse’s or open a new one together.
It’s easy to do with an app called Stash. Stash lets you be a part of something that’s normally exclusive to the richest of the rich — on Stash you can buy pieces of other companies for as little as $1.
That’s right — you can invest in pieces of well-known companies, such as Amazon, Google, Apple and more for as little as $1. The best part? If these companies profit, so can you. Some companies even send you a check every quarter for your share of the profits, called dividends.1
It takes two minutes to sign up, and it’s totally secure. With Stash, all your investments are protected by the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) — that’s industry talk for, “Your money’s safe.” Plus, when you use the link above, Stash will give you a $5 sign-up bonus once you deposit $5 into your account.*
- Combine: Tax Returns
This combined financial strategy might not work for everyone — it depends on how complicated your tax returns are or what your financial goals are.
But for most married couples, the tax credit you’d get on your yearly tax returns is enough to make it worthwhile. In 2020, a married couple filing jointly was able to take a $24,800 deduction, while filing solo only allowed for a $12,400 deduction.
- Separate: Life Insurance
Ok, so you can’t combine life insurance policies even if you wanted to. But you should both have life insurance policies with each other as the beneficiaries.
Why? Because you need to think about how your family would manage without your income after you’re gone — Like how they’ll pay the bills or send the kids through school. Now’s a good time to start planning for the future by looking into a term life insurance policy. You’re probably thinking: I don’t have the time or money for that. But this takes just minutes — and you could leave your family up to $1 million with a company called Bestow. We hear people are paying as little as $16 a month. (But every year you wait, this gets more expensive.)
It takes just minutes to get a free quote and see how much life insurance you can leave your loved ones — even if you don’t have seven figures in your bank account.
- Separate: Personal and Emergency Savings
Sharing an emergency fund is important — but so is having one all to yourself. Whether it’s for something fun like buying surprise gifts or having a financial layer of protection in case you break up, make sure you’re saving for yourself.
If you’re looking for ways to increase those savings, here are a few options:
- An Aspirationbank account that will give you up to 5% cash back on debit card purchases and earn you up to 16x the average interest.
- Cash back and gift card rewards for online shopping, like Capital One Shoppingor Rakuten — both offer bonuses for signing up through these links.
- Combine: Scoring Free Stocks
If you feel like you don’t have enough money to start investing, you’re not alone. But guess what? Not only can you combine efforts with your partner, you can even get free stocks (worth $2.50 to $200!) if you know where to look.
Whether you’ve got $5, $100 or $800 to spare, you can start investing with Robinhood. Yeah, you’ve probably heard of Robinhood. Both investing beginners and pros love it because it doesn’t charge commission fees, and you can buy and sell stocks for free — no limits. Plus, it’s super easy to use.
What’s best? When you download the app and fund your account (it takes no more than a few minutes), Robinhood drops a share of free stock into your account. It’s random, though, so that stock could be worth anywhere from $2.50 to $200 — a nice boost to help you build your investments.
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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