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Born on this day!! Actor-TV personality Arlene Dahl (“What’s My Line?”) is 95. Songwriter Kenny Gamble of Gamble and Huff is 77. Bassist Jim Kale of the Guess Who is 77. Country singer John Conlee is 74. Singer Eric Carmen is 71. Wrestler-actor Hulk Hogan is 67. Singer Joe Jackson is 66. Actor Viola Davis (“How To Get Away With Murder,” ″The Help”) is 55. Actor Joe Rogan (“Fear Factor,” ″NewsRadio”) is 53. Actor Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”) is 52. Actor Ashley Jensen (“Ugly Betty”) is 52. Actor Sophie Okonedo (“Hotel Rwanda”) is 52. Guitarist Charlie Sexton is 52. Hip-hop artist Ali Shaheed Muhammad (Lucy Pearl, A Tribe Called Quest) is 50. Actor Nigel Harman (“Downton Abbey”) is 47. Actor Will Friedle (“Boy Meets World”) is 44. Singer Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie is 44. Actor Rob Kerkovich (“NCIS: New Orleans”) is 41. Actor Merritt Wever (“Nurse Jackie”) is 40. Actor Chris Hemsworth (“Tron,” ″The Avengers”) is 37. Guitarist Heath Fogg of Alabama Shakes is 36. Singer J-Boog (B2K) is 35. Rapper Asher Roth is 35. Actor Alyson Stoner (“Cheaper By The Dozen,” ″Camp Rock”) is 27.


1934 – The first inmates arrived at the federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay.
1909 – Arapahoe became the first American ship to use the S.O.S. distress signal.
1952 – King Hussein of Jordan ascended the throne after his father had been declared mentally unfit.
1954 – More than seven years of fighting in Indochina formerly ended with the cessation of French control.
1956 – Abstract artist Jackson Pollock died in an automobile accident.
1960 – Chad gained its independence from France.
1965 – Following the arrest of a young black motorist, the predominately black neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles erupted in riots that lasted six days and left 34 dead.
2003 – Charles Taylor, president of Liberia, formally relinquished his office to Moses Blah and left for Nigeria.

Today Is: Global Kinetic Sand Day, Ingersoll Day, National Hip Hop Day, Presidential Joke Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – NCIS  /  9:00 – FBI  /  10:00 – FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – America’s Got Talent  /  10:00 – World Of Dance
ABC – 8:00 –  Modern Family  /  8:30 – Modern Family  /  9:00 – Black-ish  /  9:30 – Mixed-ish  /  10:00 – What Would You Do?
FOX – 8:00 – Hell’s Kitchen  /  9:00 – Prodigal Son
CW – 8:00 –  Stargirl /  9:00 – Tell Me A Story

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Ben Stiller, Holly Humberstone, guest host Sarah Cooper
Jimmy Fallon: Orlando Bloom, Cecily Strong, Trey Anastasio
Stephen Colbert: Laura Linney
Seth Meyers: Jim Parsons, Sarah Snook, Yiyun Li
James Corden: Jamie Lee Curtis, JJ Redick, Alexander 23
Lilly Singh: Retta (R 2/27/20)
Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
Conan: Rob Lowe (R 7/7/20)
Watch What Happens Live: Luke Bryan, Willie Geist
The View: Christian & Melody Cooper, Dr. Michael Osterholm (R 5/28/20)
The Talk: Patrick Stewart, Peter Bergman (R 11/15/19)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Bryan Cranston, Meaghan Murphy, Catherine Fisher, guest co-host Sisanie Villaclara
Ellen DeGeneres: Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Coldplay, Zach Woods (R 1/15/20)
Wendy Williams: Ja Rule (R 10/10/19)
The Real: The hosts answer questions posted by online viewers (R 3/31/20)
Kelly Clarkson: Jessi Collins, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Tia Mowry-Hardrict
Tamron Hall: Heroes of the Pandemic (R 5/11//20)

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

QUESTION: What happened to putting a BAG ON YOUR HEAD?? This college recommends that students WEAR MASKS DURING SEX!! “Heavy breathing spreads it!”


QUESTION: He wants HER… to be like HIM?? Howard Stern’s advice to Ellen during the controversy?? “Get on the air and be a prick!! A real son of a b*tch!!!!”


QUESTION: Who’s filling in for SIMON COWELL on America’s GOt Talent, while he recovers from a broken back?? That would be KELLY CLARKSON!! Cool!!


QUESTION: Is Carole Baskin in TROUBLE?? After she slams Cardi B, her late husband’s family is offering $100,000 for information tying her to his death!!


QUESTION: Would people be surprised at YOUR fave film? The Queen’s favorite is 1980’s “FLASH GORDON,” with a soundtrack by the “OTHER” Queen!

Baby Schwarzenegger Born

Katherine Schwarzenegger welcomed her first child with her husband, Chris Pratt.  Her brother, actor Patrick Schwarzenegger, also confirmed the baby’s birth in a video obtained by Entertainment Tonight on Sunday. Patrick Schwarzenegger was leaving a market in Santa Barbara, Calif.  “They’re doing great — just got her a little gift,” he said while showing a package wrapped with a pink ribbon.  A source told ET that Pratt’s car was spotted Friday at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. Schwarzenegger’s parents, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, were later seen visiting the couple’s home.  Pratt also has a 7-year-old son, Jack, with his ex-wife, Anna Faris. Schwarzenegger and Pratt married in June 2019, and news broke in April that the couple were expecting.
********They named the baby Lulu, after Arnold’s donkey!!
*******Just to save time, the baby was 6 years old at birth!!
******They won’t tell her about “Parks and Rec” until she’s in college!!!

Rachael Ray’s Home Catches Fire

Rachael Ray took to Twitter to thank first responders for battling the blaze at her upstate New York home on Sunday.  She not only let her followers know that she and her family are OK, but also thanked those who came to combat the fire.  “Thank you to our local first responders for being kind and gracious and saving what they could of our home. Grateful that my mom, my husband, my dog… we’re all okay. These are the days we all have to be grateful for what we have, not what we’ve lost,” she wrote. “…I *did* lose my phone (posting through a team member) Thank you for all the well wishes, concern and outreach, but can’t return texts and calls at the moment…!”  Flames started shooting through the roof of her Lake Luzerne home on Sunday night. The family was home when the fire broke out. At the time, a spokesperson told the outlet that there were no injuries despite some of the dramatic images coming through from local outlets.  The cause of the fire is being investigated by authorities.
*******Maybe it was a grease fire in her bra!!
*****She’s looking a little disheveled in these at-home broadcasts!!
******When the flames shoot the roof, dinner’s ready!!

Simon Cowell Thanks Well Wishers

Simon Cowell thanked fans for their support and the medical staff who cared for him on Twitter after the music producer underwent surgery following a bike accident.  He injured his back after testing out a new electric bike at his home in Malibu, Calif., with his family.  “Some good advice…If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time. I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your kind messages,” Cowell tweeted on Sunday.  “And a massive thank you to all the nurses and doctors. Some of the nicest people I have ever met. Stay safe everyone. Simon,” he says.  NBC has said that Cowell will not appear in the first two live episodes of America’s Got Talent Season 16, which are airing tonight and tomorrow (Wednesday).
********If he had been wearing a mask, it wouldn’t have happened!!
*******He’s only missing the first two episodes?? Uh… it’s gonna take longer than that!!!
*******The doctors were amazed.. most TV personalities don’t HAVE a spine!!!

Antonio Banderas Catches The COVID

Antonio Banderas has tested positive for COVID-19, he revealed in a tweet on Monday.  He captioned a lengthy note to his fans, “Quiero contaros lo siguiente…,” which translates in English to, “I want to tell you all the following …”  In the note written in Spanish, he shared that he is in quarantine because he tested positive for coronavirus.  He also said, “I would like to add that I find myself relatively well, only a bit more tired than usual and confident that I will recuperate as soon as possible by following the medical instructions that I hope will help me overcome the infectious process that I am suffering and that has affected so many others around the planet.”  Banderas concluded by sharing that he plans to spend his downtime during quarantine reading, writing, resting and continuing to make plans to give “significance” to his newly entered 60th year of life, which are filled with “desires” and “illusions.”
*********If he’s in California, they’ll lock down the entire state!!
*******He’s not too sick. It’s kind of the “‘Rona Light!!!”

Royal Family Updates Their Social Sites

Months after stepping down as working members of the royal family, both Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s @SussexRoyal Instagram page and Prince Andrew’s Twitter and Instagram pages were removed from, the family’s official website, earlier this month. Visitors to the website now see just three social media links for both Twitter and Instagram available: @TheRoyalFamily, which follows Queen Elizabeth and many other royals, @ClarenceHouse, the office of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and @KensingtonRoyal, the office of Kate Middleton and Prince William.  Meghan, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew still have active bio pages on the royal family’s website highlighting their key causes.
********Under Andrew’s status, it says “complicated!”
*******Meghan and Harry’s bios list them as “dead to us!!”
*******Before clicking on Camilla’s picture, a box pops up that says, “brace yourself!!”

Hendrix Guitar Sells Big

A guitar that Jimi Hendrix played in the early Sixties sold at auction Saturday for $216,000, nearly four times its pre-auction estimate.  According to GWS Auctions, Hendrix began playing the Japanese sunburst electric guitar after he was discharged from the U.S. Army in 1962. “After leaving Fort Campbell Jimi moved to Clarksville, Tennessee for a short time where he played on the Chitlin’ Circuit with the likes of Wilson Pickett, Slim Harpo, Sam Cooke, Ike and Tina Turner and Jackie Wilson before moving to Harlem, New York in early 1964 where he stayed until late 1966 playing venues such as Cafe Wha and the Cheetah Club,” the auction house stated.  Hendrix remained in possession of the guitar through his brief tenure with the Isley Brothers and his own Jimmy James and the Blue Flames. However, when Hendrix departed for the U.K. to start his Experience, the guitar was left in New York at the apartment of his friend Mike Quashie, who provided a notarized letter of provenance for the instrument prior to his own death.  “This particular guitar sheds light on some of the earliest playing by Jimi Hendrix and is unprecedented as it relates to its historical value. Never before have we acquired a guitar of this magnitude partnered with particularly thorough provenance and value,” Dame Brigitte Kruse of GWS Auctions said in a statement.  The guitar had a pre-auction estimate of $50,000, and reached a high bid of $180,000; when factoring in fees, the total winning bid was $216,000.
*********If Jimi was alive today, he’d say, “Gimme my damn guitar!!!”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Tina Wants Nothing To Do With Singing-(National Enquirer)

Legendary Tina Turner-who’s 80-will never come out of retirement.  “Tina loves the remix of her hit ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It,’ but she literally had nothing to do with it,” sources say.  “She even passed on appearing in its music video.  Her last public appearance was in November at the Broadway premiere of ‘Tina!  The Musical.’  But she was fragile and there are no plans for her to ever perform again.”

K-Fed Has No Fears For Mom Britney!-(Globe)

Britney Spears is getting welcome support from ex-hubby Kevin Federline, who says he doesn’t think she’s too nutty to be around their kids.  The Princess of Pop, 38, is currently battling to overturn a 2008 court order that put her dad, Jamie, in charge of her $250 million fortune due to her previous mental meltdowns.  Britney had also lost custody of sons Sean, 14, and Jayden, 13, to her ex.  But last year she won 30 percent custody and Kevin now feels the boys are “safe” with their mom, which could boost her bid to get control over her dough.  “If Kevin ever felt any concern about Britney’s state of mind, he would try to take legal steps to end-or at least reduce-her visitation with their boys,” says a source.

Thom & Nicole:  Guy and Doll-(Us Weekly)

Thom Evans and Nicole Scherzinger only have eyes for each other.  Once the duo started dating in late 2019, “they got very serious, very quickly,” a source says.  And things between the Pussycat Dolls alum, 42, and the former rugby player, 35, have only gotten better!  “They complement each other well-they’re totally infatuated,” adds the source.  “They’re super cute and have a blast together.  Nicole feels very lucky to have found Thom.”

Heavily Meditated-(Star)

Gisele Bundchen found her center during a Zen session in a dreamy wooded area.  “I feel meditation is like a reset,” the Brazilian model, 40, captioned the scenic shot on Instagram.  “It calms my mind, it brings me clarity and confidence so I can take the next step.”  Gisele-mom to Benjamin, 10, and 7-year-old Vivian with her NFL star husband, Tom Brady-is all about setting a wellness routine.  Not only does the environmental activist immerse herself in nature with hiking, surfing and horseback riding, but she’s also been an avid outdoor yogi since her 20s.  As she wrote in her book Lessons:  My Path to a Meaningful Life, “I can be fully integrated and present in nature while also doing good things for my body, brain and spirit.”  Om!

Biggest $penders of the Week!-(Life & Style)

$20M:  Alicia Keys

-splurged on a 10,000-square-foot architectural gem in La Jolla, Calif.

$3.5M:  Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman

-snagged a two-bedroom condo in NYCs Tribeca.

$8K:  Offset

-surprised his daughter, Kulture, with a pink Birkin bag for her second birthday.


“It’s taken this long-I’m gonna make it worth it.”-Rihanna, on her next album.

“From the waist up I’m definitely getting dressed up….I can’t promise you the downstairs.”-Hugh Jackman, joking about how he plans to attend the virtual 2020 Emmys.

“I got to grow up and get my driver’s license and really be normal until the past three years of my life.”-Hailey Bieber, on life before marrying Justin Bieber.

Gigi Gets Creative-(In Touch)

When Gigi Hadid, 25, is on edge, she turns to art therapy!  “I do a lot of art at home, like painting, drawing, sometimes working with clay,” says the model, who’s expecting her first child with boyfriend Zayn Malik.  “I build a lot of Lego sets.  That’s art, I guess!”



Woman Finds Python In Wash Machine

A Florida woman said she screamed in shock when a mysterious object inside her washing machine turned out to be a python.  Emily Visnic, who recently moved from Connecticut to a West Palm Beach apartment, said she has her own laundry room in the residence and has no idea how a snake managed to get inside the appliance.  “I looked down and I saw something snakeskin and I was like, ‘Huh. What did I put in here that was snakeskin?’ And I reached down and it started slithering and oh my gosh. I screamed so loud. It was a huge python,” Visnic told WPEC-TV.  Visnic said animal control officers told her the snake appeared to large to have traveled through the building’s pipes. The officer said a neighbor in the same building had previously reported hearing what sounded like a snake traveling through the ventilation system.
********Welcome to Florida!!
*****The snake said, “Excuse me, which way to the toilet??”
******At least he was clean!!!

Chimpanzees Tranquilized

Police in Missouri said two chimpanzees were tranquilized and captured after escaping from a sanctuary in Jefferson County.  Grant Bissell, a spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies responded with assistance from workers from the Critter Lane Petting Zoo in Valles Mines when the chimps escaped from the Missouri Primate Foundation, south of Festus, early Sunday afternoon.  The male chimp was tranquilized on a property near the sanctuary about 2:30 p.m. and the female chimp was captured about 3:45 p.m. The primates were examined by a veterinarian after being recaptured to ensure they were free of injuries.  Bissell said the chimps are believed to have escaped their enclosure due to an unsecured lock. A woman at the sanctuary sustained minor injuries in the escape, but declined medical treatment.
*******You may want to try this with your kids!! The tranquilizer part!!
******They say if you put a million chimps on keyboards and let them bash away, eventually they’ll come up with Shakespeare!! (true) But Twitter has disproved that!!

SOS Really Does Work!

Three stranded mariners were rescued from a remote island in Micronesia on Monday after search crews spotted their “SOS” message written in the sand.  The three-person crew of a skiff had not been heard from since July 29, and were reported missing on July 31. The mariners were reportedly sailing a 23 nautical-mile journey from Pulawat to Pulap atolls in the Federated States of Micronesia, in the western Pacific, when they sailed off course and ran out of fuel.  Australian and U.S. military aircraft located the castaways on the beach of Pikelot Island on Aug. 1, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.  “We were toward the end of our search pattern, we turned to avoid some rain showers and that’s when we looked down and saw an island, so we decide to check it out and that’s when we saw S.O.S and a boat right next to it on the beach,” said Lt. Col. Jason Palmeira-Yen, an Air Force pilot.  A helicopter crew from HMAS Canberra located the mariners, checked for major injuries and delivered them food and water, the Australian Department of Defence said. Authorities said the men were in good condition.
******It worked… even though they spelled it backwards!!

Beer Has Unfortunate Name

A brewery in Western Canada was forced to apologize after naming a beer product after the Māori word for pubic hair. Hell’s Basement Brewery in Alberta started marketing Huruhuru, a New Zealand craft ale, last year. The brewery picked the name because it understood the word meant ‘feather’ or ‘fur.’ But Te Hamua Nikora, a Māori living in New Zealand and well-known former TV personality, said that the word ‘huruhuru’ also has an altogether different meaning for the Kiwi indigenous community.  ‘Yes I know huruhuru means feather, fur and even hair of the head,’ he wrote in an Facebook post on August 1. ‘I know this. But it is most commonly used as hair from a person’s privates.’  Nikora called out the Canadian brewery as well as a leather shop in Wellington, New Zealand, which also adopted the name ‘huruhuru.’ He said he had contacted both the store and the brewery informing them of their mistake and asked for non-Māori businesses to use their own language to promote their products.
*******They should switch to English and call it “Pubic Beer!!”
*******Is that a hair on that can???







Best States to Have a Baby

Overall Rank
(1 = Best)
State Total Score
1 Massachusetts 68.81
2 Minnesota 66.70
3 Vermont 64.50
4 North Dakota 64.19
5 Rhode Island 63.35
6 New Hampshire 63.15
7 District of Columbia 61.20
8 Maine 60.15
9 Washington 59.46
10 Connecticut 59.32
11 Oregon 56.11
12 New Jersey 55.32
13 Hawaii 55.26
14 Colorado 54.93
15 Iowa 54.88
16 New York 54.62
17 Utah 52.32
18 Nebraska 52.26
19 South Dakota 51.69
20 Illinois 49.86
21 Michigan 49.35
22 Montana 49.32
23 Wisconsin 49.14
24 Wyoming 48.99
25 Maryland 48.59
26 Pennsylvania 48.37
27 Virginia 48.34
28 Ohio 48.13
29 California 47.66
30 Idaho 47.39
31 Delaware 46.79
32 Kentucky 46.44
33 Kansas 45.82
34 Alaska 45.60
35 Indiana 41.07
36 Missouri 40.82
37 New Mexico 38.76
38 West Virginia 37.77
39 Tennessee 37.65
40 Arizona 36.88
41 Texas 36.51
42 Nevada 35.74
43 Oklahoma 35.11
44 North Carolina 34.31
45 Florida 34.09
46 Arkansas 33.01
47 Georgia 30.17
48 Louisiana 29.02
49 Mississippi 27.82
50 South Carolina 27.21
51 Alabama 25.25



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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