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Born on this day!! Singer Ronnie Bennett Greenfield (Ronnie Spector) of The Ronettes is 78. Actor James Reynolds (“Days of Our Lives”) is 75. Singer-flutist Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull is 74. Mandolin player Gene Johnson of Diamond Rio is 72. Singer Patti Austin is 71. Actor Rosanna Arquette is 62. Actor Antonio Banderas is 61. Drummer Jon Farriss of INXS is 60. Actor Chris Caldovino (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 58. Singer Neneh Cherry is 57. Singer Aaron Hall of Guy is 57. Singer Lorraine Pearson of Five Star is 54. Singer Michael Bivins (Bell Biv Devoe, New Edition) is 53. Actor-writer Justin Theroux is 50. Actor Angie Harmon (“Law and Order”) is 49. Country singer Jennifer Hanson is 48. Actor-turned-lawyer Craig Kirkwood (“Remember the Titans”) is 47. Actor JoAnna Garcia Swisher (“Kevin (Probably) Saves The World,” ″Reba”) is 42. Singer Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels and Rope is 42. Singer Nikki Bratcher of Divine is 41. Actor Aaron Staton (“Mad Men”) is 41. Actor Ryan Eggold (“The Blacklist: Redemption,” ″90210″) is 37 Actor Charley Koontz (“CSI: Cyber”) is 34. Actor Lucas Till (“Hannah Montana”) is 31. Actor Jeremy Maguire (“Modern Family”) is 10.


1821 – Missouri became the 24th state in the United States.
1846 – The Smithsonian Institution was established in Washington, D.C., from funds left by British scientist James Smithson.
1921 – Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio at his summer home on Campobello island.
1944 – U.S. forces seized Guam from Japan.
1948 – Candid Camera with Allen Funt debuted on television.
1988 – President Reagan signed a bill that awarded $20,000 to each survivor of the Japanese-American internment.
1993 – Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Today Is:  National Duran Duran Appreciation Day, National Shapewear Day, Paul Bunyan Day, Skyscraper Appreciation Day, Smithsonian Day, S’mores Day. World Lion Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – NCIS   /  9:00 – Love Island /  10:00 – FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – America’s Got Talent  /  10:00 – College Bowl
ABC – 8:00 –  The Goldbergs  /  8:30 – Home Economics  /  9:00 – The Conners  /  9:30 – Blackish  /  10:00 – To Tell The Truth
FOX – 8:00 – LEGO Masters /  9:00 – Fantasy Island
CW – 8:00 –  DC’s Stargirl   /  9:00 – Superman and Lois

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Barbra Streisand, Marlon Wayans, Snoh Aalegra
Seth Meyers: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kevin Smith
James Corden: Ben Platt (R 5/13/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Jackie Hoffman, Dorinda Medley
The Talk: Mena Suvari, Shota Nakajima, guest co-host Terrence J
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jennifer Hudson, Eric Ripert, guest co-host Ali Wentworth
Ellen DeGeneres: Cecily Strong, Ann Dowd (R 6/21/21)
Wendy Williams: LuAnn de Lesseps (R 5/13/21)
The Real: Ricky Whittle, Nicole Ari Parker (R 3/9/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Anna Kendrick, Justin Baldoni (R 4/29/21)
Drew Barrymore: Michael Strahan, Jamie Oliver, Leslie Osborne (R 11/17/20)

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

QUESTION: Is this how a GOAT does it?? Peyton Manning kills the crowd with his inspirational Hall of Fame induction speech!! PEYTON FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!


QUESTION: IS the customer always right??? Not THESE customers!! Employees share tales of customers who deserved to be KICKED OUT for acting out!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: What is Guy Fieri doing to make the FIELD OF DREAMS game Thursday more special?? It’s the new APPLE PIE HOT DOG!! Check it out!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Isn’t it good to see Ben Affleck reunited with his TRUE LOVE?? That’s right… Ben and Jen took a walk in Malibu.. and MATT DAMON was right there!!!!!
ben affleck and jennifer lopez

QUESTION: Making personal appearances in bad neighborhoods? Then you need an ARMORED MERCEDES that can stop AK 47 bullets!! For just $650,000!!!!!!!

The Rock Explains His Bathing Habits

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wants the world to know he has a very strict showering regimen — unlike some other celebrities.  After a fan tweeted that Johnson “can’t possibly be one of those stinky” stars, he quickly confirmed she was correct — and even shared details about his bathing habits.  “Nope, I’m the opposite of a ‘not washing themselves’ celeb,” he responded Friday. “Shower (cold) when I roll outta bed to get my day rollin’. Shower (warm) after my workout before work. Shower (hot) after I get home from work.”  Along with a soap emoji, he added, “Face wash, body wash, exfoliate and I sing (off key) in the shower.”  Celebrities neglecting their hygiene has been a hot topic lately, most recently after Jake Gyllenhaal revealed his stance Thursday.  “More and more I find bathing to be less necessary, at times,” he told Vanity Fair in an interview promoting Prada’s Luna Rossa Ocean fragrance.  Gyllenhaal explained that he believes “good manners and bad breath get you nowhere” and also told the magazine that “there’s a whole world of not bathing that is also really helpful for skin maintenance, and we naturally clean ourselves.”  Meanwhile, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard recently shared that they don’t bathe their two daughters — Lincoln, 8, and Delta, 6 — until they start to “stink.”  Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, for their part, admitted in July that they only used to bathe their kids, Wyatt, 6, and Dimitri, 4, when they could “see the dirt on them.”
*****The Rock works out so much, his SWEAT is sweating!!
****Bottom line: you cannot smell what The Rock is cooking!!
******We blame Brad Pitt for all this!! He’s a legendary stinker!!! (true)
******How can you live in a $20 million house and smell like you’re homeless??? Just askin’!!
UPDATE: Now Jason Momoa has to confirm: HE SHOWERS!! Get the story HERE!!

Joe Exotic Says His Cancer Is Spreading

Joe Exotic, has not received any treatment for his prostate cancer in months — while sitting in prison for his involvement in a murder-for-hire plot — but the 58-year-old revealed that his cancer may have spread to his pelvis and stomach.  He told the Sun that he will refuse medical help if the disease progresses to stage three or four, claiming that he’s “ready to die.” Exotic revealed in May that he was suffering from prostate cancer but had not received treatment while doing his time in a Fort Worth, Texas, prison.  “I have been waiting for a colonoscopy and endoscopy since October. Medical treatment in a prison is worse than at any humane society for dogs,” he told the outlet.  He said he has experienced hip and pelvis pain, and for over a year, his stomach has hurt, and he walks with a limp. He intends to get a biopsy for his prostate and bladder, a colonoscopy and an endoscopy while at a specialist medical center.  “The prison has approved testing to verify what stage it is in,” he wrote in May. “My body is tired, I have lost a tremendous amount of weight, the mouth sores are out of control, I throw up more than I eat. This is crazy how they put people in here and just let you die,” he told the Sun. “The things that I’ve seen and the dead people I’ve seen wheeled out of here is outrageous and it’s time that our president and our politicians hear the truth.”
*******The diagnosis: he’s a hot mess!!
*******Not for nothing, but now he knows how his tigers felt!!
*****We hope he’ll be OK… it’s just hard to believe anything he says!!!

Harry and Meghan Considered Moving To New Zealand

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle considered moving to New Zealand more than a year before they staged their Megxit.  Queen Elizabeth II’s representative in New Zealand, Governor-General Patsy Reddy, revealed that they talked to her about the possibility of relocating to the island country in 2018 while they were visiting.  “I remember they’d just been down to the Abel Tasman National Park when we sat down and had a drink, and they said that they could imagine living in a place like this and wondered whether we thought it would be theoretically possible. Even possible for them to have a place in New Zealand,” Reddy recalled.  “Of course, we said, ‘Sure. It would be fine.’ There are lots of opportunities to live in New Zealand, but that would be something that they’d have to explore,” Reddy said. “They were looking at how they might raise their family. And, obviously, they’ve made some decisions since.”
*******Something tells us that it was more Harry than Meghan!!
******She said, “Two choices.. New Zealand, or next door to Oprah!! Hmmm…”
******They’d like to be “private people.” We’re still waiting for that to happen!!

New Teaser For Ellen’s Final Season

The “Ellen DeGeneres Show” has unveiled a promo video for its final season, which premieres Monday, Sept. 13. In it, the show proclaims that it has doled out a staggering amount in its famous charitable giveaways over the years: nearly a half-billion dollars in total.   The trailer also highlights the show’s on-air accomplishments in the years since its launch in 2003, including 4,000 celeb guests — including A-listers like Michelle Obama, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.  In the lead-up to the “Ellen” show’s end, the embattled comedian has faced several scandals, including allegations that “Ellen” has a toxic workplace environment behind the scenes — a bombshell that made the boundary-breaking comedian seem like a hypocrite for her “be kind” catchphrase. In an explosive Buzzfeed report in July 2020, former staffers raised allegations of racism behind the scenes and allegations of sexual misconduct from producers, resulting in an investigation from Warner Media and three producers getting ousted from the show last August. The 19th and final year of “Ellen” will premiere on Sept. 13th.
*****Maybe she can go for the Cher/Streisand approach!! Her “final season” could go on for years!!

Nick Cannon Explains Having Lots Of Kids From Different Women

Nick Cannon says having multiple babies with multiple girlfriends is his way of rebelling against the “Eurocentric” institution of marriage.   “That’s a Eurocentric concept … the idea that you’re supposed to have this one person for the rest of your life,” explained Cannon on New York City morning show, Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club,” on Monday.  “The idea that a man should have one woman,” he continued. “We shouldn’t have anything. I have no ownership over this person.”  Cannon — who welcomed his seventh child, the fourth within a year’s time, in June — said that fathering so many kids is not a decision he gets to make.   “Those women, and all women, are the ones that open themselves up and say, ‘I would like to allow this man into my world and I will birth this child,’ ” the California native insisted. “It ain’t my decision. I’m just following suit.”  He welcomed 10-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, with ex-wife and megastar Mariah Carey in 2011.   He has two children — son Golden, 4, and 8-month-old daughter Powerful Queen Cannon — with Miss Guam 2014 pageant winner Brittany Bell, 33.  On June 14, Cannon welcomed twin boys Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir with DJ Abby De La Rosa, 29.   Then, just nine days later, on June 23, he became the father of his fifth son, Zen, with model Alyssa Scott. And now, Cannon says his aversion to monogamy is rooted in the European history of marriage.  “If we’re really talking about how we co-exist and how we populate, it’s about what exchange can we create together,” he said.  “I understand the institution of marriage, but if we go back to what that was about … [it] was to classify property,” he added, referring to the dowery system — the practice of trading a woman into marriage in exchange for money or property that was popularized in England between the 12th and 18th centuries.
*******Not judging, but.. the concept of monogamy is a Jesus concept. He’s the one who laid it out: Matthew 19:1-12!!!
*******He’s right. He doesn’t own those women.. after having that many kids, they own HIM!!!
*****We’re sure he’ll be spending a lot of quality time with his kids. He’ll just have to drive all over town to do it!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Too Hot To Handle!-(National Enquirer)

Reviled cyberbully Chrissy Teigen and hubby John Legend are fleeing Hollywood to save their shaky marriage, sources said.  Tinseltown dropped the leggy model, 35, like a hot rock after reality star Courtney Stodden and other called her out for cruel tweets and DMs, including urging Courtney to “take a dirt nap!”  Chrissy posted a string of whiny apologies on social media, but the criticisms continued to mount.  The former “Lip Sync Battle” host and cookbook author lost lucrative endorsements, a cookware line and dropped out of the Netflix series “Never Have I Ever.”  The “All of me” singer, 42, is so desperate to move on that the once golden couple recently sold one of their two Beverly Hills mansions for just $16.8 million-after listing it at nearly $24 million.  Now insiders are saying they’re looking to dump the other ASAP.  “Everywhere they go it feels like people are holding their noses in disgust,” a source spilled.

Vin Still Revs Up Feud With the Rock-(Globe)

That famous “Fast and Furious” feud between Dwayne Johnson, 49, and Vin Diesel, 54, still seems stuck between a rock and a hard place!  Vin, who launched the action-packed franchise in 2001 and currently headlines its ninth hit installment, recently threw out this dig at The Rock’s role as federal agent Luke Hobbs:  “It was a tough character to embody the Hobbs character.  My approach at the time was a lot of tough love to assist in getting that performance where it needed to be.”  The shady quip, however, has The Rock rolling with laugher!  “I think everyone had a laugh at that.  And I’ll leave it at that,” spills Dwayne.  “And I wish them the best of luck on “Fast 10 and 11” and the rest of the “Fast and Furious” movies they do that will be without me.”  Crash ‘n burn?

Olivia & Harry:  Mutual Respect-(Us Weekly)

Things are still going swimmingly between Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles-even when work pulls them apart.  “They’re in constant communication when they’re not together,” a source says of Booksmart director, 37, and the singer, 27, who have both been busy focusing on upcoming projects.  “They have an ease to their relationship.  They love and support each other, but also let each other be free to work on their own.”

Kelly Takes a Hit!-(Star)

Ouch!  Kelly Clarkson has been ordered to pay nearly $200K a month to her ex.  All she wanted was a fresh start.  In early July, Kelly Clarkson petitioned to be declared legally divorced from Brandon Blackstock, telling a judge the two, who split in 2020 after seven years of marriage, “both deserve the opportunity to build a new life.”  But in a shocking turn, a new court ruling has The Kelly Clarkson Show host paying dearly-and it’s her ex who’s getting the chance to reboot.  Small consolation:  The court ordered Brandon to cover all the costs of the Montana spread [which he wants to ranch full-time], which by some accounts add up to $81,000 a month.

Romance Report Card-(Life & Stye)

Anna Faris-

Surprise!  During an episode of her namesake podcast, the star announced that she and cinematographer fiancé Michael Barrett had eloped.



Emily Blunt-

Her husband, John Krasinski, “is so used to me having to make out with other men,” admits the Jungle Cruise actress.  “He’s immune to it at this point.”  OK….



John Mulaney-

The comedian officially filed for divorce roughly two months after wife Anna Marie Tendler said she was “heartbroken” that he decided to end their six-year marriage.



“10 years later.  We still go out on our ‘first date.’  But in MUCH more comfortable shoes.”-Blake Lively, on revisiting the Boston restaurant where she and husband Ryan Reynolds first went out together.

“We’re going to have a little America!”-Lizzo, joking she’s pregnant with her crush and Captain America star Chris Evan’s baby.

“He didn’t even know that I was an actress until maybe three months ago.  He just said, ‘Mommy, why did my friend say she saw you on the television?’”-Lucy Liu, on her 5-year-old son Rockwell not being aware of her career.

Proposition of the Week-(In Touch)

Diane Sawyer-

“Dear Ted Lasso:  I’m in.  Your move.”

-after Jason Sudeikis’ character revealed he’d like to go on a date with her on the Apple TV+ show.



Trash Collectors Give Cash Back To Family

Waste collection workers in Ohio were able to reunite $25,000 cash with the family that accidentally threw it out while helping a grandmother clean her home.  Republic Services officials in Lorain County said a call came in last week from a family who reported an envelope containing $25,000 had accidentally been thrown in the trash just before the garbage truck came through the area.  “They were cleaning out their house for their grandmother and they cleaned out the refrigerator, threw out all the garbage, grabbed all the freezer stuff and put it in a bag, and then the grandma was like, ‘Hey, there’s an envelope with $25,000 in there, don’t lose that,’ and she’s like, ‘Grandma, I already lost that, it’s in the garbage,'” operations supervisor Gary Capan told WEWS-TV.  Capan said his team was able to contact the truck driver before he reached the landfill, and he was diverted to a recycling facility in Oberlin so workers could go through the contents of his vehicle.  Dan Schoewe, the operations manager at the recycling center, said it only took about 10 minutes of searching to locate the right bag.  Schoewe said it felt good to be able to provide a happy ending for the story.
********Grandma needs that money… she has a huge gambling debt!!!
******She put it in the freezer, because it’s cold, hard cash!!!
TOPIC: Wacky stuff my grandparents did!!!

Napping Hiker Has Bear Encounter

Officials in Montana are warning members of the public to keep away from wildlife underpasses after a napping hiker slept through an encounter with a bear.  The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Wildlife Management Program posted photos to Facebook showing a bear traveling through the Highway 93 underpass tunnel and walking right past an apparent hiker who had sheltered in the tunnel for a nap.  The Facebook post said the unidentified napper “slept through the whole encounter and the bear moved on without incident.”  Wildlife Management officials said the tunnels are frequented by wild animals and should be avoided by members of the public. See the photo HERE.
********The hiker could’ve woken up in a “bear hug!!!”
******Where does a bear sleep?? Anywhere they want to!!
*******If you wake up sore and covered in fur, just move on!!!

Car Shoots Fire From Headlights

A Russian hot rod enthusiast showed off his latest custom vehicle: a car that shoots jets of fire from its headlights.  Vahan Mikaelyan, a mechanic whose previous creations include a car that walks on eight legs instead wheels, said he used a VAZ-2106 Zhiguli, commonly called a Lada 1600, to create his latest custom car, which he dubbed the “Dragon.”  Mikaelyan shared a video on Reddit showing the headlight flamethrowers launching jets of fire a distance of about 20 feet.  Mikaelyan said he is planning an event for later this month that will feature another car being set on fire by his Dragon.  See the video HERE.
*******The guy was bored!!! They must not have cable TV in Russia!!
******James Bond is totally peanut butter and jealous!!
TOPIC: If your car could have any super power, what would it be??

Ball Girl Tackles Field Invader

Dodger Stadium was the site of the latest idiot on the field Sunday.  He managed to make into center field, at which point he was seemingly surrounded by a half-dozen members of the security team.  Displaying elite speed and hurdling a tackle attempt, he booked it for right field, where a short fence might have provided a natural escape. If it weren’t for a ball girl, lying in wait.  One hard push and one crash over the fence later, the runner was on the ground and being apprehended by security. Television feeds typically avoid airing footage of idiots on the field so they don’t encourage the behavior, but there are no such rules on social media.    See the video HERE.
******That’s L.A.!! Our girls are tougher than your boys!!
*****Can we send her down to the southern border??






4 Things To Start Doing Now To Get Kids Ready For School This Fall

Huffington Post


  1. Be honest with them about what’s happening right now with the pandemic.

Although it looked for a moment like the COVID-19 pandemic might have started to wind down in the United States, that is clearly no longer true. Cases have risen sharply with the spread of the highly contagious delta variant, and there has been a “substantial increase” in the number of cases among children in the U.S.

Of course, parents do not need to delve into those specifics with their kids, particularly young kids. But it’s a good idea to have an open discussion now about how the pandemic is not over, even though we all want it to be. And while school is unlikely to be as disrupted and disjointed as it has been over the past 18 months, this is still not a typical school year.

“I think it’s important to say: ‘Right now, this is the plan,’” Domingues said. Tell them what day school is supposed to start. Let them know if they’re going to be wearing masks. But she also suggested saying something like: “We know that the pandemic isn’t over, and things are changing. So there might need to be some flexibility in there. And I will continue to keep you posted, and we will continue to talk.”

“Leaving the door open for communication is key,” Domingues said, “especially when things are uncertain.”


  1. Drop them off somewhere.

While many children were in-person for much (if not all) of the past school year, plenty of other families have been around each other pretty much 24/7 for 18 months. And in those cases — or even if you’ve just spent a lot of quality time together over the summer — separating could be difficult, Domingues said. That’s especially true if you’ve got, say, a preschooler who just really hasn’t had a ton of experience being away from you.

Practice can help. Before school starts, give your child opportunities to leave you and spend time with peers. Maybe take them to camp, Domingues suggested. Or simply drop them off for a play date or to hang out with a family member for a few hours. It can help them get reacquainted with what it feels like to separate from you, and to learn that while it might feel uncomfortable, they can get through it.


  1. Practice getting out the door.

Mornings are notoriously hectic in families, and many parents haven’t had much practice getting themselves and their children out the door. Commit to spending a few days before school starts where you set a time to wake up and a time to get out the door together. If you’re still working from home yourself, consider going into the office a few times in advance just to remind yourself what that’s like, Domingues suggested.

“That way you’re not doing it all at once come September,” she said.

However, do not feel like you have to go overboard or give up whatever relaxing mornings at home that you have left at this point, she added. And be compassionate with yourself, knowing that the transition isn’t going to be perfect no matter how much you plan ahead — and that’s OK.

“You’re preparing for the fall now, and that’s great,” Domingues said. “Also try and be in the moment and enjoy the last bits of summer, too.”


  1. Go visit the school.

Try “playing in the playground, or just walking to the school and talking about the building,” Domingues suggested. “If there’s an opportunity to maybe meet a teacher or talk about who the teacher is — anything that’s going to make school feel familiar, and root children in knowing, will be helpful for the fall.”

Again, it might take some time for your kids to get comfortable no matter how much you prepare them. In any given school year, September is really a month of transition, Domingues said. By October, it’s usually clearer which children might need some additional help. (However, that timeline might be a bit different this year, she noted, as so many kids deal with yet another period of pretty significant transition.)

Trust your parenting gut, Domingues said, and don’t be afraid to reach out for extra support. Reemergence anxiety is real, and many kids are going to need a bit of extra support.

“Be in communication with the school, letting them know what your concerns are, and really advocating and fostering that community with the school,” she urged.


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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