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Born on this day!! Singer Jerry Butler is 81. Flute player James Galway is 81. Drummer Bobby Elliott of The Hollies is 79. Actor Mary Woronov (“Eating Raoul,” “The Munsters” films) is 77. Actor John Rubinstein (“Family,” ″Crazy Like a Fox”) is 74. Actor Kim Basinger is 67. Guitarist Warren Cuccurullo (Duran Duran, Missing Persons) is 64. Guitarist Phil Collen of Def Leppard is 64. Country singer Marty Raybon (The Raybon Brothers, Shenandoah) is 61. Guitarist Marty Friedman (Megadeth) is 58. Actor Wendell Pierce (“The Wire,” “Treme”) is 57. Actor Teri Hatcher is 56. Actor David Harewood (“Supergirl,” ″Homeland”) is 55. Singer Sinead O’Connor is 54. Actor Matthew Laborteaux (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 54. Guitarist Ryan Newell of Sister Hazel is 48. Actor Dominic Monaghan (“Lost,” ″Lord of the Rings”) is 44. Actor Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries,” ″Lost,”) is 42. Singer Ingrid Michaelson is 41. Singer Chrisette Michele is 38. Country singer Sam Hunt is 36. Singer Kate Voegele (“One Tree Hill”) is 34. Drummer Jen Ledger of Skillet is 31. Actor Wallis Currie-Wood (“Madam Secretary”) is 29. Actor AnnaSophia Robb (film’s “Race to Witch Mountain,” TV’s “The Carrie Diaries”) is 27.


1854 – Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception.
1886 – The American Federation of Labor was founded at a convention of union leaders in Columbus, Ohio.
1941 – Congress declared war on Japan and the U.S. entered World War II.
1949 – Communist attacks forced the Chinese Nationalist government to flee to the island of Formosa (Taiwan).
1978 – Former Israeli prime minister Golda Meir died.
1980 – John Lennon, former member of the Beatles, was shot and killed in New York City by a deranged fan.
1987 – President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the first treaty to reduce the nuclear arsenals of the two superpowers.
1993 – President Bill Clinton signed The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law.

Today Is: AFL-CIO Day, Bodhi Day, National Day of Lard, Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day, Toilet Paper Appreciation Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – NCIS   /  9:00 – FBI  /  10:00 – The FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – The Voice  /  9:00 – Transplant  /  10:00 – Transplant
ABC – 8:00 –  The Bachelorette  /  10:00 – Big Sky
FOX – 8:00 – Football
CW – 8:00 –  Swamp Thing  /  9:00 – Tell Me A Story

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Tim Allen, Stacey Abrams, Ari Lennox
Jimmy Fallon: Taraji P. Henson, Chloe Fineman, Finneas
Stephen Colbert: John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, Greta Van Fleet
Seth Meyers: Jimmy Fallon, Joe Manganiello, Kaz Rodriguez
James Corden: Meryl Streep, Billy Eichner
Lilly Singh: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson (R 11/5/19)
Conan: Marshawn Lynch
Watch What Happens Live: Dianne Wiest, Candice Bergen
The View: Letitia James, Cyndi Lauper
The Talk: Wilmer Valderrama
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Sofia Carson
Ellen DeGeneres: Chance the Rapper
Wendy Williams: Fat Joe
The Real: Tamera Mowry-Housley, Karamo Brown
Kelly Clarkson: Fran Drescher, Elizabeth Berkley Lauren
Tamron Hall: Michelle Smith, the Plath family
Drew Barrymore: Ken Jeong, Laura Benanti, Eitan Bernath, Erin Brokovich

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

QUESTION: What would happen if you got by a fastball going 1,000 MILES PER HOUR?? This new pitching machine shows exactly what happens!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Are the aliens ALREADY HERE and working with the U.S. government?? That’s what this Israeli scientist says.. and he’s sayin’ a LOT MORE!!!


QUESTION: There are MORE??? Yes, there are more!! There are now a total of EIGHT monoliths around the world, including Colombia and Netherlands!!


QUESTION: Is it WORTH IT?? Universal Music Group just bought the rights to BOB DYLAN’S songwriting catalog for $300 Million!! Now.. what are the words????


QUESTION: What was this guy doing in TOM BRADY’S HOUSE? Laying on the couch!!!! Then was arrested for BREAKING IN!!! It’s good to have fans.. sometimes!!!!!

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Returning To The Ring

Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced Sunday he will return to the ring for an exhibition fight against YouTube personality Logan Paul next year.  In a post on social media, the retired former boxing champion said the bout is scheduled for Feb. 20. According to the event’s official website, the match will be streamed on pay-per-view.  The first one million purchases of the event will cost $24.99, with the price increasing after that threshold is reached or the date of the fight gets closer. The price climbs to $69.99 beginning Feb. 11.  Mayweather retired from boxing in 2017 after defeating former UFC champion Conor McGregor via TKO in the 10th round.  In November 2019, Paul squared off against another YouTube star named “KSI” in a six-round fight sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. “KSI” won in a split decision.  Logan Paul is the older brother of fellow YouTube personality Jake Paul, who most recently knocked out former NBA player Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. exhibition bout last month.
********Looks like Floyd is broke???
******Logan Paul is now known as “Jake Paul’s Big Brother??”
******We’ll only buy it if Snoop Dogg is ringside!!!

Netflix Holds Firm On The Crown

Netflix is rejecting calls to add a disclaimer to its series “The Crown” that states it is a work of fiction.  The Show got calls from key British figures to make it as abundantly clear as possible to viewers that the events depicted in the show are fictional but based on actual historical events. However, the streaming giant believes the show is presented in enough context.   “We have always presented The Crown as a drama — and we have every confidence our members understand it’s a work of fiction that’s broadly based on historical events,” reads a statement released by Netflix Saturday.  “As a result we have no plans — and see no need — to add a disclaimer.”  Netflix was urged last week by British Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden to add the disclaimer in the wake of the broadcast of the drama’s fourth season.  “It’s a beautifully produced work of fiction,” he explained to the Mail on Sunday. “So as with other TV productions, Netflix should be very clear at the beginning it is just that. Without this, I fear a generation of viewers who did not live through these events may mistake fiction for fact.”
*********Guess who really wants that disclaimer?? That’s right: Jug Ears!! He doesn’t look too good!!
*******The Queen was a little confused. She thought it was a documentary!! In fact, she said, “I used to be quite ugly!!!”
*******The only person who’s not upset is Di!!!!!

Ben Affleck’s Girlfriend Moves In

Ben Affleck and girlfriend Ana de Armas have moved in together.  She has moved into Affleck’s home in Los Angeles after listing her Venice, California, pad, according to People.  “Their relationship continues to be strong,” a pal told the publication.  In late September, The Sun reported that Affleck had finally moved into the massive $20 million home he’d bought in 2018 following his split from wife Jennifer Garner, and that de Armas had been planning to move in with him.  The 13,453-square-foot Pacific Palisades property has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a pool, a full gym and a screening room.  They confirmed their relationship in late April via Instagram.  Throughout the pandemic, they’ve been photographed out and about with Affleck’s children and walking their dogs.
*********By now, they’ve done it in every room!!
*****She’ll be a Bond Girl in the upcoming film, if it’s ever released!! (true)
*******When she moved in he told her, “Just bring an overnight bag.. I don’t know how long this will last!!”

The Royals Have New Neighbors

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi will be neighbors with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry after buying Dennis Miller’s beautiful Montecito estate for a cool $49 million, according to a report.  The deal makes the compound one of the priciest ever sold in the area, The Wall Street Journal reported.  Miller and his wife, Carolyn Espley-Miller, a former model, have lived on the estate since 2006.  The property features three plots which are a combined four acres, and includes a South African Cape Dutch-style main building, a barn and a large lily pond.  DeGeneres and de Rossi are longtime property owners in the ritzy neighborhood, having just sold a different home for $33.3 million.
********Harry should keep his eye on Megan, just in case Ellen gets frisky!!!
******You wouldn’t want to come home and find your wife havin’ a coffee klatch with Ellen and Portia!! God only knows what they’d be talkin’ about!!
*****How long before Harry goes missing???

Cardi B Offers To Donate Purse Money

Cardi B received backlash on Sunday when she asked her Twitter followers if she should buy an $88,000 purse, calling the out-of-this-world purchase “tempting.” Given the ongoing pandemic, mass unemployment and other issues plaguing society, Cardi’s fans didn’t take too kindly that she would casually throw money around like that.  “Sis, there’s an eviction crisis, folks can’t feed their families, students are drowning in debt, and people are sick with and dying of COVID,” tweeted one follower. “Most of us don’t have the luxury of $88 temptations so hearing you’re trying to drop $88k on a purse feels hella wrong.”  “Cardi we are going through a really rough time right now & a lot of people r scared that they won’t even be able to put a roof over their heads or food on the table,” tweeted another. “I love you but we r still going through Covid and the government isn’t doing s–t to help us and hasn’t 4 months.”  Though Cardi didn’t read the room, she did read the responses to her tweet, prompting her to spin the narrative and offer to match anyone’s charitable donations.  “Any charity or foundation drop your receipts under the comment I will match what you donated and match your donation to that same charity or foundation,” Cardi wrote. “Lets match energy.”  It’s unclear if she ended up buying the purse.
********If she did, she’d better keep quiet about it!!
******Why doesn’t just buy everyone an $88,000 purse???

Kardashian Kristmas Party Kanceled!

The Kardashians are pulling the plug on their annual Christmas party for the first time in 42 years due to the uptick in coronavirus cases.  “The Covid cases are getting out of control in CA. So we decided that we’re not doing a Christmas Eve party this year,” Khloé Kardashian announced on Twitter on Sunday, “It’s the first time we will not be having a Christmas Eve party since 1978 I believe.”  She added, “Health and safety first though! Taking this pandemic seriously is a must.”  In November, the reality star was still optimistic they would be able to hold the annual bash, writing on Twitter, “I think it will have to be way smaller obviously. And I’m totally fine with that, but we’re definitely celebrating Christmas! It will just have to be small and safe.”  The final decision comes just weeks after other members of her family were criticized for throwing “tone-deaf” parties amid the pandemic.  In October, Kim Kardashian flew her inner circle to a private island to celebrate her 40th birthday despite many states’ recommendations to avoid travel, except for essential purposes.  A few weeks after Kim’s party, Kendall Jenner was slammed for her Halloween-themed birthday bash.
********Really??? The Kardashians aren’t exactly “essential!” Go ahead and have your party!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!

John Still Sending Paul Musical Notes!-(National Enquirer)

The Beatles are back together!  At least that’s how Paul McCartney sees it as he revealed he “mentally consulted” with slain writing partner John Lennon while working on material for his new album!  “It was happy sad,” he said.  “It reminds me he was murdered-but it also reminds me of the fantastic times we had!”

Harry Publicly Snubs His Dad!-(Globe)

Prince Harry and renegade wife Meghan dissed his dad, Prince Charles, with a surprising public snub!  According to eagle-eyed royal watchers, the couple failed to publicly wish Charles a happy birthday when he turned 72 on Nov. 15!  Although it’s possible the roque royals reached out to Charles privately, fans had other thoughts!  “Surprising since they do everything else publicly to stay in the news,” one person wrote.

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)                                        

“I mean, points for the comedy, but reel it in, dude.”-On how her 6-year-old daughter, River, pretends her computer screen freezes during Zoom school to avoid doing what’s asked, Kelly Clarkson.

“I was the guy that if some kid popped up and started crying, I’d be like, ‘Are you f**king kidding me?’  And now suddenly I’m the guy with the kid.”-On starting a family, George Clooney.

“I got into painting, photography, meditation, test the limits of Postmates Unlimited.  Also, I….got unengaged.”-Poking fun at her split from ex-fiance Max Ehrich during lockdown, Demi Lovato.

“I’m quite sure that if it weren’t for Goldie, I’d probably weigh 300 pounds by now.  Goldie’s a beast.”-On how Hawn, his partner of 37 years, inspires him to stay fit, Kurt Russel.

The Crown Backlash-(Star)

Fans couldn’t wait for season 4 of the Netflix hit The Crown-the lush historical drama was finally going to introduce Diana!  The royal family, on the other hand, is reportedly not so amused.  Emma Corrin, who plays Di, didn’t shy away from reports of Palace displeasure.  “We always try and remind everyone that the series we are in is fictionalized,” the 24-year-old says.  Diana is shown struggling in her loveless marriage to a jealous Prince Charles, bingeing and purging as the royal family freezes her out and sneaking in men for romps at Kensington Palace.  At the same time, the People’s Princess consistently shows up her stuffy in-laws with her effortless charm and glamour.

Rough Patch-(Life & Style)

LA, Nov. 16

Calling the fashion police!  Kelly Osbourne may have looked as though she was trying to make pirate-chic happen [with an eyepatch], but the eye-catching accessory the star wore while out and about was actually a necessity-days earlier, she’d suffered a corneal abrasion in a mascara-related accident.  “When your makeup artist says, ‘Don’t move,’ don’t more,” Kelly quips.  “Don’t more at all.”

Getting Serious:  Jacob Elordi & Kaia Gerber-(People)

Two months after they first sparked romance buzz, the Euphoria actor, 23, and the model, 19, are happily coupled up, meeting with friends in West Hollywood on Nov. 18.

Number of the Week-(In Touch)

300 Million

-dollar amount Scooter Braun sold the master rights to Taylor Swift’s first six albums for.



Working Lightsaber Wins Record

A Canadian YouTuber earned a Guinness World Record by taking his engineering skills to a galaxy far, far away, and building the world’s first retractable proto-lightsaber.  James Hobson said he and his team at Hacksmith Industries were inspired by the Star Wars films to create their own version of a retractable plasma lightsaber.  The lightsaber has a hilt designed to resemble those used by the Jedi Knights, but is attached to tanks of liquid propane gas and oxygen gas to create the high level of heat required to make the plasma beam. The “blade” can be extended and retracted with the push of a button.  The innovation earned Hobson a Guinness World Record for creating the world’s first retractable proto-lightsaber. The video shared by Guinness shows Hobson using the lightsaber to cut though objects including a Stormtrooper mannequin and various metals.  See the video HERE.
*********Yeah.. cause it heats up to 1,000 degrees!! Which definitely puts it on the list “dangerous toys!!!”
*******It’s like giving your kid a bag of broken glass for Christmas!!
*******It would be great to have in battle.. except for carrying around the propane tanks!!

Cow Rescued From Swimming Pool

Firefighters in Connecticut made a late night visit to a home to rescue a cow that escaped from its pen and fell into a resident’s backyard swimming pool.  The Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department said crews were called out Thursday night for a large animal rescue and they arrived to find a cow had fallen through the cover of an in-ground swimming pool and was now stranded in the water. “Bethlehem firefighters in cold water rescue suits entered the pool and cut the animal free from the cover and assisted it in swimming to the shallow end,” the department said.  The cow was brought to the edge of the pool, where firefighters used ropes and slings to guide the animal up the stairs and out of the water.  See the pic HERE.
*******She was looking pretty fine… she was wearing an 8-piece bikini!!
********They were milking the situation for all it’s worth!!
TOPIC: Do you have a pool?? What’s the weirdest thing you ever found in it??

Suspect Covered In Poop!

The passenger of a suspected stolen car has been arrested after he ended up “neck-deep in a pit of slurry” during a police chase.  UK Police said officers were “covered in cow poo” as they rescued the man before detaining him.  “This passenger of a stolen car thought he could get away, but it turned out not to be his lucky day,” the force posted on Facebook.  “Eager to evade and fleeing in a hurry, the suspect was eventually arrested, neck-deep in a pit of slurry.  “Thanks to determined officers a rescue ensued, and they all ended up safe, but covered in cow poo.”  The police force’s Facebook post quickly attracted dozens of comments.  “He thought he could make a clean getaway,” one person wrote.
*********Being a criminal is a real crap-shoot!!
*******He got sh*t-faced!!
*******We thought One Cow Dung was the dictator of North Korea!!!

Strongest Santa Claus

A Canadian man wore his Santa Claus costume to break the Guinness World Record for heaviest sleigh pulled — 36,376.27 pounds.  Kevin Fast, a Lutheran Minister and seasonal Santa impersonator from Cobourg, Ontario, set his 32nd Guinness record this year by pulling a flatbed truck loaded up with a sleigh, reindeer statues and presents weighing a total 36,376.27 pounds.  “Getting a Guinness World Record, I rate that as some of the top things in my life. I love training to try to get one and when that record comes, it is the greatest feeling that you’ve made an achievement and it’s world class,” Fast said.  The feat earned Fast a Guinness record for heaviest sleigh pulled. He previously broke records including heaviest aircraft pulled (male), most people supported on the shoulders, heaviest house pulled by a man and heaviest vehicle pulled with an arm wrestling move.
********Oh, and he holds the record for largest hernia (Santa Claus Division!!)








6 Stupid Holiday Food ‘Rules’ That Are Really Diets In Disguise

Huffington Post


Skipping a meal or snack before a holiday party to ‘save room.’

This one has “restrictive diet” written all over it. You could play the waiting game, but who wants to listen to their stomach grumble all day and get hangry at their relatives for not eating at an earlier hour? Plus, waiting until dinner to eat something may end up backfiring, said Cara Harbstreet, a registered dietitian at Street Smart Nutrition in Kansas City, Missouri, and the author of “Healthy Eating for Life: An Intuitive Eating Workbook.”

“Your body still needs to be nourished and energized throughout the day, and skipping meals or snacks can leave you overly hungry or disconnected from hunger and fullness cues when it comes time to actually dig in,” Harbstreet told HuffPost. “Although many people use this approach, remember you’re allowed to eat according to your hunger regardless of what holidays gatherings are taking place.”


Working out hard to ‘earn’ a holiday meal or treats.

The suggestion that we have to “earn or burn” our food is entirely rooted in diet culture, said Kathleen Meehan, a registered dietitian in Houston. Your big plate of food isn’t an award for “good” behavior at the gym ― it’s just a plate of food.

“This rule is often perpetuated in how we talk about movement or exercise, and sometimes it’s even used as a form of motivation for fitness classes,” she said. “This does a lot of harm and it can unintentionally play a part in normalizing eating disorder behaviors.” (With disordered eating, a person is often preoccupied with excessive exercising as a way to “burn off” calories.)


Telling yourself your diet starts in the new year, as a way to give yourself permission to eat holiday foods now.

When you’re fixated on your diet, you may fall prey to now-or-never thinking: “I’ll load up on all my faves now ― green bean casserole and a double serving of stuffing ― and start my diet first thing tomorrow.”

But sometimes, thoughts like this cause people to abandon their natural hunger and fullness cues, said Andrea Wachter, a psychotherapist and author of “Getting Over Overeating for Teens.”

“Why can’t we eat our favorite foods all year long?” she said. “When we eat the foods that we like, love, and need in amounts that are respectful to our bodies, we have no use for this type of all-or-nothing thinking.”

Wachter said to imagine telling a kid that starting in January, they’ll be restricted to limited, low-calorie foods. That kid would probably load up and binge on cookies and other sweets.

“The reality is, kids need a variety of nutritious, delicious foods along with some yummy treats ― and so do adults,” she said. “Try setting a New Year’s resolution to feed yourself in a non-restrictive and respectful manner and, if needed, seek support for the unresolved issues that lead to dieting in the first place.”


Restricting yourself from drinks with calories.

Many diets have rules against drinking caloric or sugary beverages, and instead encourage us to stick to water, diet drinks, coffee or tea. That may be a sustainable goal during other seasons, but it can exclude you from many of the social activities and fun of the holidays, Harbstreet said.

“If you want to enjoy a comes-around-once-a-year nostalgic recipe, spiced mocktail, or festive favorite, go right ahead,” she said. “Remember that zero-calorie beverages aren’t inherently better or more satisfying than the drink you’re really craving.”

“This isn’t just about alcohol,” she added, “although that’s certainly an option if you wish to indulge responsibly.”


Making ‘healthy swaps’ for dishes you love, so you can enjoy them ‘guilt-free.’

Give yourself permission to eat what you like this holiday season. (Some of these dishes are only on offer once a year, so why deprive yourself of that deliciousness?)

“I often encourage clients to consider what ‘healthy’ really means to them,” Meehan said. “How can we expand the binary ‘healthy vs. unhealthy’ and add in some room for nuance? If swapping out ingredients for the ‘healthy’ version means less satisfaction, pleasure, connection to memories or your culture… is that really going to be healthy for you?”


Thinking of food as something to burn off.

Again, dieting often trains us to think of eating and exercise as an exchange system: calories in, calories out. If we know we can’t work off the sweets at the table, we might pass and say, “Ah, I’d love to, but there’s no way I could work that off with the amount of exercise I’ve been doing lately.”

“We internalize that into a belief that we must ‘make up for’ or compensate for what we eat through physical activity,” Harbstreet said.

Instead of refusing a serving of food, tap into your appetite and enjoy what you love with zero guilt. If you’re full and can’t take a slice of cheesecake, recognize that. But if it’s calling your name and you have room, by all means, have some.

“There’s no need to adopt an earn-and-burn mindset around food and eating,” Harbstreet said. “Just enjoy it if you want to, or pass if you don’t.”


How to actually enjoy the holiday foods you’re eating

If your goal is to eat smart this season ― and into the new year ― you may want to give intuitive eating a shot. It’s the idea that no dieting is the very best diet of all.

Instead of falling into the trap of tiresome food “rules,” intuitive eaters listen to their bodies and give themselves permission to eat what they want. They rely on their internal hunger and fullness cues to tell them when, what and how much to eat.

Given how ineffective diets can be ― 95% of people who lose weight on a diet regain it within five years ― many dietitians and nutritionists are starting to sing the praises of intuitive eating.

“I think as the holidays approach, it’s wise to consider exploring the non-diet approach, which allows for a peaceful relationship with food by allowing permission to eat pleasurable, satisfying foods year-round,” Meehan 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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