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Born on this day!! Movie director Roman Polanski is 88. Actor Robert Redford is 85. Actor Henry G. Sanders (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”) is 79. Actor-comedian Martin Mull is 78. Singer Sarah Dash (LaBelle) is 76. Comedian Elayne Boosler is 69. Country singer Steve Wilkinson of The Wilkinsons is 66. Comedian-actor Denis Leary is 64. Actor Madeleine Stowe is 63. TV news anchor Bob Woodruff is 60. Actor Adam Storke (“Mystic Pizza”) is 59. Actor Craig Bierko (“Sex and the City,” ″The Long Kiss Goodnight”) is 57. Singer Zac Maloy of The Nixons is 53. Musician Everlast (House of Pain) is 52. Actor Christian Slater is 52. Rapper Masta Killa of Wu-Tang Clan is 52. Actor Edward Norton is 52. Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner is 51. Actor Kaitlin Olson (“The Mick,” ″It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is 46. Comedian Andy Samberg (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” ″Saturday Night Live”) is 43. Guitarist Brad Tursi of Old Dominion is 42. Actor Madelaine Petsch (“Riverdale”) is 27. Actor Parker McKenna Posey (“My Wife and Kids”) is 26.


1227 – Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan died in China.
1587 – Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents born in North America.
1894 – Congress established the Bureau of Immigration, forerunner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
1920 – When Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the three-quarters of the states necessary was achieved and American women got the right to vote.
1936 – Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca was shot and killed by Franco’s soldiers during the Spanish Civil War .
1958 – Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita was published.
1963 – James Meredith became the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.

Today Is: Bad Poetry Day, Birth Control Pills Day, Congressional Start-up Day, Mail Order Catalog Day, National Badge Ribbon Day, National Fajita Day, National Medical Dosimetrist Day, Serendipity Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Big Brother /  9:00 – House Calls With Dr. Phil  /  10:00 – FBI Declassified
NBC – 8:00  – America’s Got Talent  /  9:00 – Family Game Fight  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
– 8:00 –  Press Your Luck  /  9:00 – $100,000 Pyramid  /  10:00 – Superstar
FOX – 8:00 – Masterchef /  9:00 – Beat Shazam
CW – 8:00 –  Riverdale  /  9:00 – In The Dark

TV Talk Shows

James Corden: Steve Buscemi, Ed Sheeran (R 6/29/21)
The View: D.L. Hughley, Michael Bolton (R 6/16/21)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Morris Chestnut, Lisa Rinna, Dr. Wendy Bazilian
Ellen DeGeneres: Chris Rock (R 10/1/20)
Wendy Williams: Roy Wood Jr., Salone Monet (R 6/2/21)
The Real: Dr. Tina Koopersmith (R 3/31/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Maya Rudolph, Flula Borg (R 6/17/21)
Drew Barrymore: Travis Barker, Kelly Marie Tran (R 3/4/21)

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

QUESTION: Can we take “SHOCKING NEWS” for $1,000, please?? New poll shows “Jeopardy” fans LOVE Levar Burton, and HATE Mike Richards!!! Is this Final Jeopardy??


QUESTION: Would YOU take advice from a TIK TOK DOC?? This doctor says that PEEING IN THE SHOWER is a bad idea… and her reason may not hold water!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Who trolled A Rod by sending him $140 worth of CHICKEN PIZZAS a few weeks ago??? The receipt only shows the name “Ben Afflec!!” Your move!!!!!!


QUESTION: Do YOU have a FOOD PHOBIA?? This mother of three FREAKS OUT when she’s confronted by MAYONNAISE!! Which foods make you lose control??????? 


QUESTION: If someone passed you this note when you were out on a first date, what would YOU do???? She stayed.. but the Internet is divided!!!! Check it out!!!!!
Twitter user @Hadia__S shared a note passed on by a stranger, advising her to dump her date due to too many red flags.

Prince Harry Releases Statement On Afghanistan

Prince Harry issued a statement regarding the Taliban’s new hold on Afghanistan.   He served in the British Army for a decade, including two deployments in Afghanistan, issued a joint statement with Dominic Reid, the CEO of Harry’s Invictus Games, on Monday. In it, they call on the international community, particularly those who have served or whose family members have served in the country, to reach out to one another as emotions flare regarding the Taliban takeover.   “What’s happening in Afghanistan resonates across the international Invictus community,” their statement reads. “Many of the participating nations and competitors in the Invictus Games family are bound by a shared experience of serving in Afghanistan over the past two decades, and for several years, we have competed alongside Invictus Games Team Afghanistan.”  The statement concludes: “We encourage everybody across the Invictus network — and the wider military community — to reach out to each other and offer support for one another.”
*******Why not reach out to each other, get together and go kick some Taliban ass???
*******Harry served with honor on the front lines.. which deserves respect!
*****He didn’t become p-whipped until he met Meghan!!
UPDATE: The London Daily Mail called their statement a “woke word salad!!” Sounds about right!!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle break silence on Afghanistan to say they are 'speechless'

Daniel Craig Not Leaving Money To His Kids

Daniel Craig recently told Candis magazine he plans on spending or giving away his $160 million fortune rather than leave it to his two kids. “Isn’t there an old adage that if you die a rich person, you’ve failed?” he said.  “I think Andrew Carnegie [an American industrialist] gave away what in today’s money would be about 11 billion dollars, which shows how rich he was because I’ll bet he kept some of it, too,” Craig continued.  He added, “I don’t want to leave great sums to the next generation. I think inheritance is quite distasteful. My philosophy is get rid of it or give it away before you go.”  Craig shares his older daughter Ella with his ex-wife Fiona Loudon and a younger daughter with his second wife, actress Rachel Weisz.   He and the Oscar-winner married in June 2011 in a private New York ceremony. Weisz has another child as well, a son from her relationship with director Darren Aronofsky.  Ashton Kutcher also spoke out against leaving his kids large sums of money. He appeared on Dax Shepard‘s “Armchair Expert” podcast back in 2018 and said, “My kids are not getting like big…I’m not setting up a trust for them, we’ll end up giving our money away to charity and to various things.”  “If my kids want to start a business and they have a good business plan, I’ll invest in it but they’re not getting trusts. So hopefully they’ll be motivated to have what they had or some version of what they had,” he continued.
*******Say…. why don’t you give some of that money to MY kids???
*******If you don’t lave them a trust, they’ll have to find a rich family to marry into!!
TOPIC: If you had a lot of money, would YOU leave it to your kids??
******One advantage to Daniel’s approach: if they don’t think they’re getting anything, they won’t poison your drink!!!

Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Is Homeless

Lady Gaga’s dog walker Ryan Fischer has revealed he’s struggling to stay financially afloat after ditching Hollywood to embark on a journey toward spiritual healing.  In February he was walking Gaga’s French bulldogs named Miss Asia, Koji, and Gustav at night in Los Angeles. He was shot in the chest and two of the dogs, Koji and Gustav, were stolen. Fischer was rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery and thankfully a few days later Gaga’s dogs were returned safely.  He revealed he ditched the Hollywood Hills two months ago and began traveling cross-country in a 1991 Ford Falcon rental. However, days ago, he said goodbye to the vehicle that was filled with “me, Trudy, 3 stuffed animals that resemble dogs I care for very much, and WAY too many personal items.”  Fischer has now set up a Go Fund Me page in which he asks for the public’s help in donations. He shares how he’s felt “scared” and lonely” during his journey, at times feeling “abandoned and unsupported.”  “I had long bouts of depression and doubt and self-pity. But those backroads that took me to desert campsites and Walmart lots and rest stops and friends and family to NY and back began to help me see why I had chosen to leave the security of the Hollywood Hills where I fought for my life and mobility,” Fischer writes.
********Huh??? Where the hell is Gaga???? She could send him a million and never miss it!!
*****And another thing: how do you rent a 1991 Ford Falcon??????
******Someone should buy him a huge doghouse!!! Then he’d feel at home!!!

Netflix Gives A Sneak Of The New Charles and Diana

The Crown” has released the first images of Dominic West, 51, and Elizabeth Debicki, 30, in character as Prince Charles and Princess Diana for the upcoming Season 5.  They’re taking over the roles from Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin who played the troubled couple at the beginning of their relationship in Season 4 (O’Connor also played Charles in Season 3) and both scored Emmy nominations and Golden Globes.  Season 5 will also see Imelda Staunton, 65, taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth. Claire Foy played the youngest version of the monarch in Seasons 1-2 while Olivia Colman played her middle years in Seasons 3-4. Meanwhile, “Game of Thrones” star Jonathan Pryce is taking over the role of Prince Philip — played by fellow “Game of Thrones” franchise star Matt Smith in his younger years, and by “Outlander” star Tobias Menzies in Seasons 3 and 4.  Johnny Lee Miller is also joining the cast as Prime Minister John Major, whose reign overlapped with Diana’s tragic death in 1997.
********The Queen must be pissed!! She’s gone from a hot young babe (Claire Foy), to a stout middle-aged woman (Olivia Coleman), to a freaking BRIDGE TROLL (Imelda Staunton)!!!!!
*******Dominic West is too good-looking to play Charles!! He’ll need prosthetic ears!!
*******Of course, Elizabeth Debicki is totally hot!! That’ll be worth watching!!!
******The new season will open up with Prince Phillip giving the Queen a good working over, if you know what we mean!!

Expensive Hollywood Gravesite

You can now stake your claim on a final resting place next to Marilyn Monroe and Hugh Hefner — for the price of $2 million.  The crypt belonged to Broadway composer Jerry Herman at the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles.  Herman, best known for his work in “Hello, Dolly!” and “La Cage aux Folles,” bought the tomb in 1997. When he died in 2019, the late musician instead was laid to rest next to his mother in New Jersey.  His surviving family members are now selling the famed LA plot.  “There’s Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Hefner, then Jerry’s [grave],” Herman’s goddaughter Jane Dorian told the Wall Street Journal recently. “He’s next to the two sexiest people that were ever alive.” The LA mausoleum also holds the remains of a number of other icons of Tinsel Town, including Natalie Wood, Dean Martin, Farrah Fawcett and Truman Capote.  The creator of Playboy magazine reportedly paid $75,000 for his spot to the left of “Some Like It Hot” star Monroe, who died prematurely in 1962, before his own death in 2017.  The highest bid ever recorded for a spot at the nation’s most expensive graveyard was for a whopping $4.6 million, listed by Elizabeth Poncher. Her late husband, businessman Richard Poncher, who died in 1986, was a Monroe fanatic and purchased the plot above Monroe after a chance meeting with the starlet’s ex-husband Joe DiMaggio.  “He said, ‘If I croak, if you don’t put me upside down over Marilyn, I’ll haunt you the rest of my life,’ ” Elizabeth told the LA Times, who interviewed her about the auction, in 2009. “I was standing right there, and [the mortician] turned him over.”
********Hey… $2 million’s not that much. You’ll be enjoying it for eternity!!
*******This graveyard is very exclusive. People are dying to get in!!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Britney’s Toxic Revenge Plan!-(National Enquirer)

Bucket list includes wedding, baby & move to Hawaii.  Defiant Britney Spears is set to stick it to her control-freak dad by getting married AND pregnant against his wishes.  Sources revealed how the pop star, 39, is desperate to wed her boyfriend of three years, Iranian fitness model Sam Asghari, 27, while she continues to fight for her freedom from the conservatorship that has controlled her money and her every move for the past 13 years.  What’s more, the rebel couple is hoping to have a baby ASAP and move from L.A. to Hawaii-far from the clutches of Brit’s pop, sources spilled!

Cher’s Singing Is Ele-Phantastic!-(Globe)

Cher’s music soothes wild beasts!  The bighearted diva is sending her songs to elephant sanctuaries-and the pachyderms love it!  “Cher’s realized being an entertainer can help these endangered giants heal from their traumas in captivity,” spills an insider.  “She’s making original recordings and shipping them off along with her hit albums.  Her voice puts the elephants in an almost trance-like state.  They also like to sway their trunks to her songs “Believe” and “If I Could Turn Back Time!”  The 75-year-old superstar’s advocacy began when she rallied to rescue Kaavan, know as the World’s Loneliest Elephant, from a run-down zoo in Pakistan.

John & Bo:  Finally Married!-(Us Weekly)

After nearly 20 years of dating, Sex and the City alum John Corbett, 60, and actress Bo Derek, 64, have made it official!  “We didn’t want 2020 to be that thing that everybody looks back at and hated,” Corbett explained.  “We thought, well let’s get one nice thing out of it!”  In the past, neither of them saw any reason to have a wedding.  “I have a lot of [divorced] friends,” explained Corbett.  “It becomes this whole thing….but the secret is just enjoy being together!”

ScarJo vs. The Mouse!-(Star)

Demanding her due!  On July 29, Scarlett Johansonn filed suit against Disney for releasing her new Marvel film Black Widow in theaters and on Disney+ on the same day.  Because a large part of her salary was based on box-office sales, the actress alleges that her payday was seriously harmed by the streaming release.  Citing the pandemic that has kept moviegoers out of seats, Disney hit back, calling the lawsuit “sad and distressing in its callous disregard for the horrific and prolonged global effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.”  “Everybody is looking at these cases,” says the insider, “and thinking about how loopholes in their deals have been exploited.”

Channing vs. Jenna:  Courtroom Showdown-(Life & Style)

The claws are coming out!  On the Dear Gabby podcast, Jenna Dwan revealed that Channing Tatum “wasn’t available after she gave birth to their daughter, Everly, in 2013 because of his hectic work schedule and that the experience left her with “a lot of postpartum anxiety.”  While the actress, 40, later clarified that she wasn’t slamming her ex, a source says tensions between the former couple have reached an all-time high as they prepare to duke it out in court over their finances.  Although their divorce was finalized in 2019, Channing’s lawyers reportedly requested a trial to settle a dispute over their percentages from the Magic Mike franchise.  Sources say that Jenna is allegedly unhappy with the funds she’s received from the movies-and, later, live shows-amid claims that she helped Channing, 41, find a choreographer for the Las Vegas production.  “It’s definitely going to get messy.”


Harrison Ford and wife Calista Flockhart strolled through the city of Dubrovnik, Croatia-where they’ve been vacationing with their son Liam-on Aug. 7.

Loser of the Week-(In Touch)

Ryan Adams

-Two years after multiple women (including his ex-wife, Mandy Moore) accused him of emotional and verbal abuse, the singer begs for work on Instagram, claiming he’ll likely be homeless soon.



America’s Best Restroom

An Ohio-based business services company is asking the public to choose between 10 finalists for the title of America’s Best Restroom.  Cintas announced the 10 public lavatories chosen as finalists for the America’s Best Restroom Contest were selected on criteria including hygiene and aesthetics.  “The public is expecting a higher hygiene standard in public restrooms, and we’re proud to spotlight these unique restrooms that are well-maintained without sacrificing aesthetic quality,” Cintas marketing manager Sean Mulcahey said in a news release.  Cintas is inviting the public to vote on the finalists on the contest’s website.  The finalists are the Core24 GVL gym in Greenvile, S.C.; the Fancy Flush portable toilet in Santa Rose, Calif.; JFK Airport’s Terminal 4 in New York; Nan Thai Fine Dining in Atlanta; the Planet World museum in Washington, D.C.; the Pump House in Kannapolis, N.C.; The Fed Community restaurant in Clarkston, Mich.; Two Cities Pizza in Cincinnati; and the restroom at William S. Craycraft Park in Mission Veijo, Calif.  Voting is open through Aug. 20.
**********Our favorite restroom has a slogan: “Food, Folks and Fun!!!”
*******Public restrooms are a great place to make new friends, right guys?? Guys??? Hey, where did everybody go???
********The best restrooms are the ones you spend the least time in!!!

Strange Lottery Win

Lottery officials in North Carolina said a single drawing ended up with 11,926 top prize winners when the numbers came up 8-8-8.  The North Carolina Education Lottery said the Saturday night Carolina Pick 3 drawing resulted in the winning numbers 8-8-8, and the combination proved to be a popular one with players, resulting in 11,926 tickets earning a top prize.  The lottery said the tickets earned a total $4.9 million, with the top prizes ranging from $250 for a 50-cent ticket to $500 for a $1 ticket.  Officials said combinations of three alike numbers are some of the most popular combinations for Carolina Pick 3 players, and are known as “trips.”
********You gotta keep it simple for these folks!!
*******The prizes are small… but what you want for matching three numbers???
********We just play whatever our fortune cookie says!!!

Woman Busted During Jail Visit

A Florida woman was busted last week for allegedly exposing her breasts and masturbating during a virtual visitation session with an inmate, authorities said.   The lewd acts landed Danielle Ferrero, 38, behind bars at Charlotte County Jail — the same facility where the visit took place on Aug. 8, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. From a separate building on the grounds, Ferrero is accused of talking dirty with the prisoner for about an hour before pleasuring herself and exposing her breasts three times, authorities said.  Ferrero is charged with exposure of sexual organs within a public place.
*********That’s illegal?? In Florida???
*****It’s a good thing she didn’t have fresh batteries!! It could’ve been worse!!!
*****They were having a nice chat, when she said “Wait a minute!! This is Florida!! I gotta do something weird!!!”

Alligator Attacks Worker At B-Day Party

A children’s birthday party at a reptile center turned into a bit of a nightmare when an alligator attacked its handler.  The incident happened on Aug. 14th at the Scales and Tails in Utah. Video captured by Theresa Wiseman shows an employee attempting to guide the gator back into the water tank after it jumped to the platform.  The employee signs a command for the reptile when it suddenly grabs her hand and begins pulling her into the tank.  Without hesitating, Theresa’s husband, Donnie Wiseman, jumped right into the tank to wrestle the instructor’s hand away from the alligator’s jaws. With the assistance of another guest, the handler was able to free her hand.  See the video HERE.
TIP: Always feed the gator before you get in the tank!!!
******An alligator tank in UTAH??? Huh???
******The gator not only has her hand, he’s going into the “death spin,” which is how they kill their prey!!
******This was very educational for the kids!!! “The world is a dangerous place!!!”







The Most Meaningless, Unhelpful Feedback People Get At Work

Huffington Post


  1. “Great job.”

Popular but vague words of encouragement like this are not actually helpful, because they aren’t tied to a specific outcome related to the role or the organization. The person hearing it doesn’t “know why they did a great job, what exactly they did a great job at. They don’t know how their great job has an impact. It’s just not very useful,” Gavin said.  It doesn’t encourage anyone to keep up the good work, either.

“The problem with this type of feedback ― although it feels great to receive it ― is that it is not reinforcing any behaviors. In order to turn meaningless feedback into something that will encourage employees to continue to perform, the feedback must be very specific,” said Angela Karachristos, a career coach who has worked in human resources.

“Instead of saying, ‘good job,’ the manager should say give a specific example of what the person did well so that those positive behaviors can be repeated,” she said.

Often, giving too much unhelpful praise is a people-pleasing mistake that first-time managers make as a way to make up for negative experiences they personally had on a team. “A lot of managers over-correct and really lay on the praise, and not give the kind of support through constructive criticism that actually helps people grow,” Gavin said.


  1. “I don’t like that.”

Bad criticism stops with what someone did wrong, while good criticism gives them a clear path of what needs to happen differently and how they can do it better next time.

“If you just tell someone, ‘Hey, you missed that deadline, that caused problems,’ sure, that might be valid, but it doesn’t give space to improve with whatever context that person is working in,” Gavin said. “It doesn’t create a conversation where the problem can be solved.”

Gavin said subjective, vague feedback such as, “I don’t like that,” “That doesn’t work for me,” or “I’ve never heard that before” stems from someone reaching into “their own subjective experience and not bringing any other external factors in.”

A better method is to be specific about what’s going wrong, or to have the humility to note that the feedback is just an opinion. It’s the difference between “‘Those colors seem very jarring to me, that’s just how they look to my eye,’ versus ‘I don’t like that, I don’t like that design,’” Gavin said.


  1. “You need to work on your attitude.”

In her book “Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity,” management expert Kim Scott writes that a lot of bad work criticism falls into the trap of highlighting personal traits rather than having external causes of a problem acknowledged.

“It’s easier to say, ‘You’re sloppy’ than to say ‘You’ve been working nights and weekends, and it’s starting to take a toll on your ability to catch mistakes in your logic.’ But it’s also far less helpful,” Scott writes, noting that better criticism makes it clear that a work problem is not “due to some unfixable personality flaw,” and can be used as a tool for improvement.

Karachristos said that a common example of this kind of personal criticism is “You need to work on your attitude.” “Any type of feedback that is focused on the person or that person’s personality, and not the work, can be very problematic,” she said.

At worst, when job performance feedback is tied to a person’s identity, it can be used to hold their career back. Women of color, in particular, are given subjective labels like “difficult,” “angry” or “challenging” in performance reviews ― words that signal they are not a “fit” in a workplace or don’t “fit” a manager’s homogenous idea of success.

Nadia De Ala, founder of Real You Leadership, a group coaching program for women of color, said her clients deal with feedback ― often unsolicited ― about their natural tone of voice and how they dress, rather than about actual points of improvement on their work. One client asked a co-worker for help with compiling marketing research for a promotion and was told, “You’re not going to get promoted if your voice goes up at the end of sentences. You don’t sound confident.”

“This type of feedback was unhelpful because it was unsolicited advice and had nothing to do with market research,” De Ala said.

It speaks to how feedback is not just words: It can make or break an employee’s experience and even push them to leave. Gallup research found that when a boss’ feedback makes employees feel demotivated, disappointed or depressed, four out of five of those employees start to job-hunt.


Sometimes, the feedback can be right, but still be wrong because of how the message is delivered.

If you’re in a position to give feedback, recognize that not everyone likes to hear it the same way.

“You have to be sensitive to where you do it. You might feel like it’s great to publicly recognize the person, but some people hate that. It makes them feel embarrassed,” Karachristos said.

Karachristos said it’s also a mistake for peers and managers to publicly criticize a group when they really intend that message for one person.

“That person will never get the message, and then my whole team is going to get annoyed that I’m down on the whole group, or not necessarily respect me as a team leader or colleague because I’m not brave enough to address the problem,” Karachristos said.


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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