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Born on this day!! Actor Anouk Aimee (“A Man and A Woman”) is 89. Singer Kate Pierson of The B-52′s is 73. Singer Herbie Murrell of The Stylistics is 72. Actor Douglas Sheehan (“Knots Landing”) is 72. Guitarist Ace Frehley (Kiss) is 70. Singer Sheena Easton is 62. Actor James Le Gros (“Ally McBeal”) is 59. Bassist Rob Squires of Big Head Todd and the Monsters is 56. Singer Mica Paris is 52. Actor David Lascher (“Sabrina, The Teenage Witch”) is 49. Actor Maura West (“General Hospital”) is 49. Actor Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”) is 45. Drummer Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket is 43. Singer Jim James of My Morning Jacket is 43. Singer Travis Meeks (Days of the New) is 42. Bassist Joseph Pope III of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats is 42. Guitarist John Osborne of Brothers Osborne is 39. Actor Francis Capra (“Veronica Mars”) is 38. Actor Ari Graynor (“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist”) is 38. Singer-guitarist Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy is 37. Actor Sheila Vand (“24: Legacy”) is 36. Actor Jenna Coleman (“Victoria,” ″Doctor Who”) is 35. Singer Nick Noonan of Karmin is 35. Actor William Moseley (“The Chronicles of Narnia”) is 34. Singer Lizzo is 33. Actor Emily Rios (“Breaking Bad”) is 32.


1521 – Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed in a fight with natives of the Philippines.
1805 – The U.S. Marines captured Derna, on the shores of Tripoli.
1865 – The worst steamship disaster in the history of the United States occurred when there was an explosion aboard the Sultana; more than 1,400 people were killed.
1956 – Rocky Marciano retired as undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion.
1961 – Sierra Leone gained independence from Great Britain.
1983 – Pitcher Nolan Ryan surpassed Walter Johnson’s strikeout record—one that had held since 1927.
1987 – Austrian president Kurt Waldheim was barred from entering the United States. He was accused of aiding in the execution of thousands of Jews in World War II.
1993 – Eritrea declared itself independent.

Today Is:  Babe Ruth Day, Internal Medicine Research Day, Matanzas Mule Day, Morse Code Day, National Devil Dog Cakes Day, National Little Pampered Dog Day, National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day, World Tapir 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 – Blackish – Mixedish  /  10:00 – Big Sky
FOX – 8:00 – The Resident / 9:00 – Prodigal Son
CW – 8:00 –  Flash  /  9:00 – Supergirl

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Dave Grohl, Billy Porter
Jimmy Fallon: Michael Che, Roger Daltrey, Nicki Nicole & Lunay
Stephen Colbert: Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Kyle MacLachlan
Seth Meyers: Ed Helms, Michelle Buteau, Sen. Jon Tester
James Corden: Zion Williamson, Years & Years
Lilly Singh: Justin Baldoni
Conan: Kenan Thompson (R 3/15/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Stephanie Hollman, D’Andra Simmons
The View: Cindy McCain, Sharon Stone
The Talk: Renée Elise Goldsberry, guest co-host Francia Raisa
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Elisabeth Moss
Ellen DeGeneres: Jay Shetty, Ingrid Michaelson
The Real: Don Lemon, Solomon Odubajo, Brittany Myers
Kelly Clarkson: Ed Helms, Emily VanCamp, TWICE
Tamron Hall: How to protect yourself from identity theft
Drew Barrymore: Jason Derulo, Eitan Bernath, Michelle Buteau

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

QUESTION: Can you solve this equation? M (bad movies) plus A (bad attitude) equals??? THE WORST RATINGS IN OSCAR HISTORY!! Not just bad, incredibly bad!!!


QUESTION: In the market for a BULLETPROOF MANSION? You’re in luck!! Steven Seagal just put his on the market!!! For $3.4 million, it’s a fortress in Arizona!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Are you looking forward to ELON MUSK hosting Saturday Night Live?? The cast isn’t!!! They took to social media to PROTEST the billionaire’s appearance!!


QUESTION: What did he EXPECT?? Prince Harry was so “shocked” by his cold reception from the Royal Family, he may not fly back for the dedication of his mother’s statue!!!


QUESTION: Did you hear about the Space-X crew narrowly missing a UFO as the headed to the space station?? Take a look at HOW CLOSE IT REALLY WAS!! Yikes!!!!!
When Crew Dragons separated from the Falcon 9 rocket 12 minutes into the missions, a piece of debris from the front of the capsule broke off, shot to the right and then flew back around - missing the craft by mere seconds

Sir Anthony Hopkins Praises Chadwick Boseman

The Father star Anthony Hopkins won his second Academy Award for Best Actor Sunday and, at 83, became the oldest artist to receive the honor.  In an acceptance speech posted on Instagram after the three-hour ceremony ended, Hopkins paid tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, his fellow nominee in the category who’d been heavily favored to win for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.  “At 83 years of age, I did not expect to get this award. I really didn’t. I’m very grateful to the Academy and thank you,” Hopkins said.  “I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who was taken from us far too early,” he added. “I really did not expect this, so I feel very privileged and honored. Thank you.”  Boseman died of cancer last August at the age of 43.
******What ELSE could he say?? Very classy…

Janet Jackson Getting Super Bowl Doc

Left/Right TV, the production company behind the blockbuster “Framing Britney Spears” documentary, is working on a documentary about Janet Jackson’s infamous 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.  The Spears film shocked audiences when it premiered in February by retracing the steps that her ex Justin Timberlake took to spin a misogynistic narrative about their breakup — with the help of the media — and laying out the disturbing circumstances of the conservatorship that she has been under since 2008.  Timberlake may well find himself playing defense once more with the release of the Jackson doc, as the fallout from her NFL wardrobe malfunction is widely believed to have boosted his career while stunting hers.  A source said, “It’s going to be all about the fallout and the suits who f–ked over Janet [at] Viacom,” the company that owned MTV — which produced the halftime show — and CBS, which broadcast the game.  “They’re reaching out to everyone who was involved: dancers, stylists, directors. Everyone,” said the source.  It’s unclear whether Jackson or Timberlake, who famously tore off part of the “Rhythm Nation” singer’s top and exposed her breast during the performance, will participate in the film. Insiders told us it’s unlikely that Jackson will support it since she’s working on her own two-part documentary premiering on Lifetime and A&E next year.
*******It’s called “Janet,” so she’s the titular character!!!
*******Many fans were upset that they only got to see the one breast!!
*******We’re just glad no tops came off when the Who played the halftime show!!
TOPIC: Who would you LIKE to see in a wardrobe malfunction?? Please don’t say Adam Levine!! (Shakira for us!!)

Why Frances McDormand Howled At The Oscars

Frances McDormand made her way into the all-time great Oscars acceptance speeches Sunday night by howling like a wolf while accepting the Best Picture win for “Nomadland.”  “We give this one to our wolf,” McDormand — who also won Best Actress for her role in the film — said, before letting out a howl.  And while the surprise moment quickly garnered attention on social media, McDormand wasn’t pulling a bit or being deliberately eccentric, she was shouting out the film’s sound designer, production sound mixer Michael Wolf Snyder, who tragically took his own life earlier this year.   Wolf, who had a history of depression, was found by his father David Snyder in his Queens apartment on March 1st.  “I’m sure it was difficult for Michael that he spent most of the last year alone in his small, Queens apartment, being responsible about dealing with the coronavirus,” David wrote on social media.
*****She made a sound that only her husband has heard before!!

Oscar Viewers Upset For Sign Language Snub

As if Chadwick Boseman’s Best Actor snub wasn’t bad enough, the Academy angered viewers again after panning away from a sign language presentation by hearing-impaired star Marlee Matlin.  Matlin, who is the only deaf actress to win an Oscar, was presenting the awards for Best Documentary Short Subject and Best Documentary Feature. However, before she could finish her presentation, the camera cut away, leaving the audience with only the interpreter’s narration.  The deaf activist’s appearance marked 34 years since she won the “Best Actress” Oscar for “Children of a Lesser God” at 21, becoming the youngest actress to win that specific accolade.  Suffice it to say, the obtuse decision did not go over well with viewers.  One incensed fan tweeted, “Having #marleematlin presenting at #Oscars is awesome, as great as she is — but showing the nominees while she she is signing so you just hear her translator….BAD DECISION!”  Another suggested that the academy should’ve placed a split screen between Matlin and the nominees.  They wrote, “@TheAcademy You should have split screened or done box in box when #MarleeMatlin was signing about the people nominated. #needswork“
********We’re just glad that people found SOMETHING to be outraged about!!
******They shouldn’t worry… no one saw it!!!
****We’ve realized over the last year, with all the press conferences, that people who do signing for a living all have their own, quirky styles!!

Kanye West Nike Shoes On Sale For Big Money

Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototypes have an estimate of $1 million.  He first wore the shoes while performing at the Grammys in 2008.  They are now being sold by shoe collector Ryan Chang, through Sotheby’s auction house, and will be on display in Hong Kong from Friday.  In recent years, sneakers have gained the same collectable status as wine or jewelry. Sotheby’s, a global auction house, held its first ever sale dedicated entirely to sneakers in 2019.  Brahm Wachter, head of streetwear and modern collectibles at Sotheby’s, said in a statement that the shoes were “critical to the development of the Yeezy franchise, which became one of the most important sneaker and lifestyle brands in history”.  The sneakers are a US size 12, or a UK 11 – West’s shoe size.
********This auction is great for people who think: “I’ve just got wayyy too much money right now!! What can I do with it??”
*******If we spend $1 million on a shoe, you could at least throw in a Lamborghini!!
UPDATE!! Did they say $1 million?? Someone bought those “Grammy worn” shoes for $1.8 million!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Gwen & Blake’s Food Fight Eats Away At Their Future-(National Enquirer)

Singing sweethearts Gwen Stephani and Blake Shelton are facing a rocky road to the altar, snitched sources, who said the pigheaded pair keep butting heads as they struggle to agree on details about their big day!  A tipster says opposites may attract, but the country crooner, 44, and the pop star, 51, are “fretting over” everything when it comes to their “I dos!”  He wants a simple barbecue buffet with fried chicken, beans and corn on the cob.  She wants food stations, like sushi over here and Italian over there,” spilled the insider.  “He wants a country band, and she’s demanding disco and rock music and a DJ.”

Firth Not First For Killer Role-(Globe)

Colin Firth, 60, wasn’t first choice to star in HBO Max’s upcoming eight-episode limited series “The Staircase”. Based on the titillating true-crime documentary by the same name!  Originally, Harrison Ford, 78, had been attached to play Nashville-born novelist Michael Peterson, now 77, accused of killing his second wife, Kathleen, in 2001.  “It’s been a long and winding road, but well worth the wait to be able to find partners like HBO Max……and the incredible Colin Firth,” gushes the series’ exec producer.  And in case this murder case sounds somewhat familiar, Lifetime produced a 2007 TV flick about the same riveting case-with Treat Williams, 69, taking the lead and killing it!

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“I didn’t want to be rude and say, ‘I just still have a metabolism.  I’m not in my mid-50s.’  So to make him feel better, I said, ‘Oh man, I do 100 pushups and 100 situps every day.’”-On how lying to Alec Baldwin helped the actor lose weight, Pete Davidson.

“I was blonde, I was hairy-chested, I was everything.  And I didn’t put anything [in the text].  I just sent the photo and then I got the ‘Who is this?’”-On how he accidentally sent Jimmy Fallon’s wife, Nancy Juvonen, a picture of himself dressed as Evel Knievel, Milo Ventimiglia.

“Where are you keeping the fountain of youth?  Why do you look the same as you did in 2003 and it kind of looks like I’m in my 40s……at best?”-On ex Jennifer Lopez’s ability to defy age, Ben Affleck.

Main Squeeze-(Star)

West Hollywood, March 30

Moxie star Patrick Schwarzenegger kept girlfriend of five years Abby Champion close as the couple enjoyed a post-lunch stroll.

Wedding Belle-(Life & Style)

Rome, April 8

Here comes the movie bride!  After two failed engagements in her personal life, Lady Gaga finally wore white on the set of House of Gucci.  The upcoming flick stars Adam Driver as Maurizio Gucci and centers around the involvement of the fashion mogul’s ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani (whom Gaga portrays), in his 1995 assassination.  “I am rather annoyed at the fact that Lady Gaga is playing me in the new Ridley Scott film without having had the consideration and sensibility to come and meet me,” the Italian socialite recently said.  “It is a question of good sense and respect.”

Like Mother, Like Daughter-(People)

Madonna shared a rare selfie with daughter Lourdes Leon, 24, on April 11.  “Like pieces of your heart walking around outside of you,” she wrote.

Number of the Week-(In Touch)

2.25 Million

-dollars fetched for Tom Brady’s rookie football card.



Bike Path Blocked By Gator

A woman taking a bike ride on a Florida trail captured video when she found her path blocked by a large alligator — with a second gator lurking nearby.  Brenda Stelzer said she was riding her bike at Bird Rookery Swamp Sanctuary in Naples when she spotted the alligator parked across the trail ahead of her. A second alligator was nearby, parallel to the trail.  Stelzer said she was considering her options for getting past the gators when the animals moved out of her way on their own.’  Win Everham, a professor of ecology and environmental studies at Florida Gulf Coast University, said alligators encountered on trails are unlikely to pose a threat to cyclists and hikers.  “If you see a gator on a trail he is not there waiting to catch you and pull you off your bike he is just getting sun and doesn’t want to be disturbed,” he told WBBH-TV.
********Actually, these two gator said, “Let’s go out for a snack!!”
*****We’re worried: does Florida have enough gators??
TOPIC: Wild animals we’ve encountered!! (We stepped on a bat that fell out of a tree!!)

Bear Breaks Down Garage Door

A Connecticut woman who heard a loud noise in front of her home discovered a bear had ripped a hole in her garage door.  Rose Louizos said she was at her family’s Avon home when she went outside to investigate the sound coming from in front of her garage.  “I was actually inside, and I hear a sound and I thought it was a squirrel and I came to the front and probably a good chunk of the door was gone,” Louizos told WFSB-TV.  A bear had apparently approached the garage and ripped a hole in the door.  Avon police said bear activity in the area has been high, with two of the animals breaking into cars and trashing their interiors in the past month.  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said there have been more than 90 bear sightings in Avon so far this year.  “Bears just woke up in the last few weeks. What we are seeing now is pretty typical of this time of year where sightings of bears increase. They are up hungry and looking for food source,” DEEP official Will Healey said.
******Stop leaving your donuts in the car!!!
*****Bears are to Connecticut what gators are to Florida!!
******This bear woke up and said, “I’m so hungry I could eat a Buick!!!”

Woman Puts Super Glue In Eyes

A Michigan woman nearly lost her vision last week after she mistook a bottle of nail glue for eye drops, according to reports.   The woman, Yacedrah Williams said she went to sleep with her contact lenses in, but woke up at 1 a.m. and wanted to take them out because her eyes were dry.  Williams said she reached inside her purse and grabbed what she believed to be eye drops. Instead, Williams took a similarly sized white bottle of nail glue, which she typically uses to repair broken fingernails, Detroit’s WXYZ-TV reported.  Williams was with her husband when she realized the mistake.  “I was like, ‘oh my goodness,’ and it dropped in my eye and I tried to wipe it away and it sealed my eye shut,” Williams said. “I just started throwing cold water and I was trying to pull my eyes apart.”
*****Doesn’t she know? Super Glue goes in your HAIR!!!
*****We accidentally used cortisone cream to brush our teeth!! (true) Have YOU ever made that kind of mistake??

Gender Reveal Gone Wrong

A gender reveal celebration that involved more than 80 pounds of explosives rocked a New Hampshire neighborhood and beyond last week.   The blast was felt as far away as northern Massachusetts, the Union Leader reported. Kingston police responded to a Torromeo Industries quarry where they found people who acknowledged holding a gender reveal party involving explosives and thought this would be the safest spot to hold it.  The police found a container with chalk and Tannerite — an over-the-counter explosive target used for firearms practice sold in kit form — at the quarry. The man who detonated the explosive reportedly surrendered to authorities.   “Obviously, depending on the amount (of explosives) they were using, it could be extremely dangerous,” Kingston Police Chief Donald Briggs Jr. told the newspaper.
********Besides, kids don’t decide their gender until these days until they’re 6 or 7, right??
******When they make a list of “dumbest ideas ever,” gender reveal parties are gonna be right up at the top!!








6 Signs You’re Dealing With ‘Hurry Sickness’ (And What To Do About It)

Huffington Post

  1. You treat everything like a race.

Some situations do require us to move with haste — like when we need to meet an important work deadline or get to the airport on time for a flight. Others, however, do not. People with hurry sickness have trouble differentiating between when the hustle is necessary and when it isn’t.

“If you find yourself treating even small, everyday tasks like shopping, eating or driving as a race, and any delay causes feelings of anxiety, you might be dealing with hurry sickness,” said Lee Chambers, an environmental psychologist and well-being consultant based in the U.K.


  1. You find it impossible to do just one task at a time.

When you’re dealing with hurry sickness, multitasking is your M.O.

In fact, focusing on just one task — even for a short time — feels unbearable to you. You’ll try to figure out what else you can squeeze in while you microwave your lunch or brush your teeth, for example, said Richard Jolly, an organizational consultant and adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


  1. You get highly irritable when encountering a delay.

Standing in line at the bank, sitting in the waiting room for a doctor’s appointment or getting stuck in traffic really gets your blood boiling.

“You get anxious and frustrated in traffic even if you do not need to arrive at your destination at a particular time,” Schaubroeck said.

Another sign? You’re the kind of person who presses the “close door” button in the elevator repeatedly. You’ll do anything to avoid wasting time, even if it makes you look kind of ridiculous.

“Half the time, those buttons aren’t even connected to anything but a light bulb — they’re what’s called a ‘mechanical placebo,’” Jolly previously told “But even if they worked, how much time would they save? Five seconds?”


  1. You feel perpetually behind schedule.

When you’re dealing with hurry sickness, there never seems to be enough hours in a day to accomplish what you need to do. And no matter how much you get done, you always feel like you’re playing catch-up.


  1. You interrupt or talk over people.

Your impatience isn’t just limited to long lines and traffic jams — it spills over into your personal relationships, too. You may not intend to be rude, but you’ve been told that you have a habit of cutting people off mid-conversation.

“You frequently interrupt others when they speak, particularly if they speak slowly,” Schaubroeck said.


  1. You’re obsessed with checking things off your to-do list.

You love the burst of satisfaction you get when you complete a task and get to cross it off your list. But that high doesn’t last long — you quickly move on to the next thing.

Moving at this fast pace doesn’t actually make you more productive. Instead, it makes you more prone to errors.

“[Hurry sickness] shows up as a hyperawareness of what you need to do, constantly playing over and over in your head,” Chambers told HuffPost. “This can be so overconsuming that you actually end up forgetting things or making mistakes because you’re rushing and thinking about the next task while doing your present one.”


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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