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Born on this day!! Jazz singer Peggy King is 91. Actor William Katt (“Greatest American Hero”) is 70. Actor LeVar Burton is 64. Rapper-actor Ice-T is 63. Actor Lisa Loring (“The Addams Family”) is 63. Guitarist Andy Taylor (Duran Duran) is 60. Drummer Dave Lombardo of Slayer is 56. Actor Sarah Clarke (“Twilight”) is 50. Actor Mahershala Ali (“House of Cards”) is 47. DJ-producer Bassnectar is 43. Rapper Lupe Fiasco is 39. Singer Ryan Follese of Hot Chelle Rae is 34. Guitarist and drummer Danielle Haim of the rock group Haim is 32. Actor Elizabeth Olsen (“Wandavision,” “Martha Marcy May Marlene”) is 32.


1804 – U.S. frigate Philadelphia, captured and held by Barbary pirates at Tripoli during the Tripolitan War, was set fire to and destroyed by a small group of men led by Stephen Decatur.
1918 – Lithuania proclaimed its independence from Russia.
1923 – The tomb of King Tutankhamen, discovered in 1922, was opened.
1937 – Nylon was patented.
1959 – Fidel Castro became the leader of Cuba after having ousted the right-wing dictator Fulgencio Batista.
1968 – The country’s first 911 phone system went into service in Haleyville, Ala.
1999 – Turkish commandos captured Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan in Kenya, sparking seizures of embassies in Europe by Kurds.

Today Is: International Pancake Day, Kyoto Protocol Day, Mardi Gras, National Almond Day, National Buna Day, Pancake Day Race, Paczki Day, Travel Africa Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – NCIS   /  9:00 – The Equalizer  /  10:00 – FBI: Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – Young Rock  /  8:30 – Kenan  /  9:00 – This Is Us  /  10:00 – Nurses
ABC – 8:00 –  To Tell The Truth  /  9:00 – Blackish  /  9:30 – Mixedish  /  10:00 – Big Sky
FOX – 8:00 – The Resident  /  9:00 – Prodigal Son
CW – 8:00 –  Two Sentence Horror Stories  /  8:30 – Two Sentence Horror Stories  /  9:00 – Trickster

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Dolly Parton, Noah Centineo, Slowthai featuring Skepta (R 2/5/21)
Stephen Colbert: Tiffany Haddish, H.E.R. (R 2/4/21)
Seth Meyers: Desus & Mero, Ryan Shazier. (R 1/28/21)
James Corden: Will Arnett, Maria Bakalova (R 11/16/20)
Lilly Singh: Machel Montano
Conan: Aubrey Plaza (R 1/19/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Shea Couleé, Tatianna, Jaida Essence Hall
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Kevin James, the Daytona 500 winner
Ellen DeGeneres: Allison Janney
The Real: Matthew Modine, Justin Laboy
Kelly Clarkson: Dwayne Johnson, Stacey Leilua, Ana Tuisila, Leslie Grace
Drew Barrymore: Ricki Lake, Hyram Yarbo

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

QUESTION: Is he the FLORIDA MAN OF THE YEAR?? He stole his girlfriend’s ring… then used it to PROPOSE TO ANOTHER WOMAN!! That’s an overachiever!!!!!!!


QUESTION: But… why did this FLORIDA WOMAN stab her sister with an Epipen?? Because.. she’s “allergic to drunks,” and thought it would sober her up!!!


QUESTION: What happens when two states take a totally different approach to the COVID crisis?? When it’s California and Florida.. the RESULTS ARE THE SAME!!???


QUESTION: Is she gonna MAKE IT STICK in Hollywood?? Tessica Brown, the Gorilla Glue Girl, has AN AGENT, and she’s looking to GET FAMOUS!! Why not??


QUESTION: Wait… men actually LIKE your curves?? Survey shows that men around the world won’t date skinny girls, because they “suck at cuddling,” etc., etc.!!

Meghan Markle Pregnant

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced Sunday they are expecting their second child.  “We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child,” the couple’s representative said in a statement to  The baby’s gender and anticipated arrival date were not revealed.   “Her Majesty, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales and the entire family are delighted and wish them well,” a spokesman for Buckingham Palace said about the baby news, according to The Guardian.  Misan Harriman shared on Twitter a black-and-white photo she snapped of the couple, smiling and cuddling.  “Meg, I was there at your wedding to witness this love story begin, and my friend, I am honoured to capture it grow. Congratulations to The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on this joyous news!#remoteshoot #shotonipad #shotbymisan,” Harriman captioned the outdoor portrait.  Meghan revealed in November that she had suffered a miscarriage in July. See the tweet HERE.
*******When she gives birth, and the doctor says, “The baby is crowning,” he’s not kidding!!!
******Now Archie has another competitor to keep an eye on!!!
*******The Queen is so proud of her grandson!! “He’s like a red-headed rabbit!!!!”
******This son could also run for president some day!! What a family!! They could have a king and president at the same time!!
SHOCKER!! Guess who gets the first sit-down interview with Meghan and Harry?? Their neighbor: OPRAH!!!! Story HERE!

Morgan Wallen Still On Top Of The Charts

Country star Morgan Wallen’s sophomore album “Dangerous: The Double Album” is number one on the Billboard 200 chart for the fifth week amid his racial slur scandal.  According to Billboard, “Dangerous” sold 150,000 units in the U.S. last week (ending Feb. 11) and his 2018 album “If I Know Me,” was also in the top 10.   Wallen has asked fans not to downplay the racist language he was caught saying on camera and said that he accepted the punishments he faced.  She said he was waiting until he could personally apologize to people he had hurt. He said that the video was taken after a three-day “bender,” but he has since gotten sober.  Wallen said that he accepted invitations from Black organizations, executives, and leaders to have honest conversations.
********Hey… as Bill Clinton once said: “Nobody’s perfect!!!”
*****… or was that R. Kelly???
********Morgan’s mistake is old news!!! We’re already moving on to Chris Harrison!!! (see below)

Larry King’s Will Contested

Larry King’s widow, Shawn King, says that she was blindsided by this week’s revelation that he had a secret will that didn’t mention her — and she says she’s preparing to fight it vigorously in court.  She also believes someone pressured him to draw it up, she says.  Reports emerged that he wrote a handwritten amendment to his will in 2019, leaving his $2 million estate to his five children. It notably omitted his estranged wife.  “We had a very watertight family estate plan,” said Shawn, adding that they wrote the plan “as a couple” in 2015. “It still exists, and it is the legitimate will. Period. And I fully believe it will hold up, and my attorneys are going to be filing a response, probably by the end of the day.”  He had filed for divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn, in August 2019 — two months before the amended will was written — but he passed away before the split was settled in court. Also, the amended will names five of King’s children, Andy, Chiara, Larry Jr., and his kids with Shawn, Cannon and Chance — but Andy and Chiara both passed away in 2020.  Larry told the NY Post before his death that he had become close friends with Shawn again after he filed for divorce, and Shawn tells us that they spoke daily. But she says Larry never told her about the amended will.  Asked why she believes he made it, she said, “It beats me!”
******What? He beat her??? Then she should get everything!!!
*****He had so many wives, he lost track of who was and wasn’t in the will!!!
*******There was only one reason to marry Larry… and it wasn’t his looks!!
*******What’s the difference between a tick and an ex-wife?? A tick falls off when you die!!

Chris Harrison Steps Away From The Bachelor

Chris Harrison announced that he is temporarily leaving “The Bachelor” after partaking in an interview in which he defended the racist actions of a contestant.  He declared his limited departure in a statement on Instagram on Saturday.  “By excusing historical racism, I defended it. I invoked the term ‘woke police,’ which is unacceptable. I am ashamed over how uninformed I was. I was wrong,” he wrote. “I have consulted with Warner Bros. and ABC and will be stepping aside for a period of time and will not join for the After the Final Rose special.”  “After the Final Rose” is a live special which airs after the season finale. The rest of the current “Bachelor” season has been filmed already. It is not yet clear if Harrison will appear on Season 17 of “The Bachelorette,” which is set to start taping soon.  On Wednesday, Harrison apologized for his treatment of former “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay during an interview with her about current “Bachelor” frontrunner Rachael Kirkconnell, who has faced accusations of racism, including partaking in an event that glorified the Antebellum era. Kirkconnell also released a statement of her own, calling her ignorance “racist.”  See the post HERE.
********We’re not sure what Chris was trying to do, but it looked as if he was disturbed by digging up things from peoples’ past and using it to destroy them. But then… he started arguing with Rachel, and that wasn’t a good idea!!
******Kirkconnell says she was “ignorant,” which indicates she didn’t know what she was doing.
INSIDE HOLLYWOOD: Chris is probably not coming back. You have to be a person of high moral standards to host a wholesome show like “The Bachelor!!!”
IS IT IRONIC that the first season to feature an African-American Bachelor has ended with the host being accused of racism???

Justin Timberlake Apologizes To Janet and Britney

Justin Timberlake has issued an apology to ex-girlfriend Britney Spears and Janet Jackson.  He posted the lengthy message on Instagram, owning up to his “ignorance” surrounding the media treatment of Spears following his breakup with her, after the release of the documentary “Framing Britney Spears.” He also addressed the coverage surrounding his 2004 Super Bowl performance with Jackson in which she suffered a nip slip.  “I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond. I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right. I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism,” he wrote after fans slammed him over his treatment of Spears following their 2002 breakup after getting together in 1999.  “I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed. I also feel compelled to respond, in part, because everyone involved deserves better and most importantly, because this is a larger conversation that I wholeheartedly want to be part of and grow from,” he said.  Jackson fans have accused him of throwing her under the bus after their infamous 2004 Super Bowl performance, where he exposed her breast on stage. Jackson’s career took a major hit, with CBS’ Les Moonves reportedly blackballing her while Timberlake’s burgeoning solo career soared.
********See how these white guys are??? Come on, Justin!!!!
******Does he sound like… every guy you know???

Lori Loughlin Wants Her Passport

Lori Loughlin wants her passport back now that she’s done her time for paying $500,000 in bribes to get her daughters into college.  She filed court documents asking that her passport be returned, noting that she served her two-month sentence and paid the court-imposed $150,000 fine.  She surrendered her passport in late March to US Pretrial Services after she and a dozen other well-heeled parents were busted in a widespread college admissions scheme.  She and hubby Mossimo Giannulli pleaded guilty to their role in the sweeping scandal, admitting that they forked over $500,000 in bribes to a college fixer to get their girls, Isabella Rose, 20, and Olivia Jade, 21, into the University of Southern California.
*******Where is she gonna go??? Which countries are accepting felons???
******She sent her request to the court in a plain brown envelope that also contains a $100 bill!! (For “handling”)


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Justin Pays To Be Saved By the Biel!-(National Enquirer)

Contrite Justin Timberlake is trying to buy his way out of the doghouse with wife Jessica Biel, sources claimed, by splurging on luxury gifts!  Ever since the singer was caught getting handsy with his “Palmer” co-star Alisha Wainwright in November 2019, he’s been jumping though hoops.  “Justin is playing Jessica love songs that he wrote just for her, and surprising her with jewelry, flowers, caviar, private spa sessions, you name it,” the source shared.   “Jessica’s not willing to let him out of his misery just yet, but she’s enjoying the attention and the loot!”


Tim Robbins, 62, reportedly filed for divorce from his girlfriend of three years, Gratiela Brancusi, surprising everyone-since no one knew they’d even tied the knot!

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“It’s slowly coming back, like the ice melting and the blood returning to my body.”-On moving on amid her divorce from Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie.

“It’s OK [Subway].  It IS confusing.”-Weighting in on the food chain’s fake tuna controversy by poking fun at her infamous Chicken of the Sea flub, Jessica Simpson.

“So uh, you wanna watch some Netflix after?”-His cheeky response to a video of wife Serena Williams dancing, Alexis Ohanian.

Angelina:  Tired of the Lies-(Star)

She’s usually very private, rarely granting personal interviews and speaking only through her lawyers about her ongoing custody battle with Brad Pitt.  But Angelina Jolie recently made a big exception.  Inviting a British Vogue crew into her sprawling Hollywood mansion, where she’s been in lockdown with her six children, the 45-year-old posed for glam shots, gave a tour of the home’s lushly landscaped grounds-and even gave her eldest son Maddox, 19, a haircut for the camera.  Speaking online she also shared a confession.  “I feel like I’m lacking in all the skills to be a traditional stay-at-home mom,” she said.  “I’m managing through it because the children are quite resilient, and they’re helping me, but I’m not good at it at all.”  An insider, says, it was carefully crafted by the Maleficent star in an effort to soften her image.  “She says, ‘I’m tired of the lies’ being spread about her during the custody battle and being seen as cold hearted,” prefers to keep a low profile, she has some movies coming out and is scrambling to get her reputation back on track.”

Scott, Who!-(Life & Style)

Miami, Feb. 1

Fun in the sun!  It’s been six months since her sad split with Scott Disick.  And from the looks of things, Sophie Richie has definitely moved on.  The 22-year-old, who ended her two-month rebound fling with Matthew Morton in December, was spotted working on her tan-and canoodling on the beach with a certain mystery man….

Avril Lavigne & Mod Sun:  New Couple?-(People)

Sparks seem to be flying between the pop star, 36, and rapper Mod Sun, 33, who released the duet “Flames” in January.  On Feb. 3 they stepped out for dinner in L.A., where Mod Sun (real name:  Derek Smith) was spotted with Lavigne’s name tattooed on his neck.

Number of the Week-(In Touch)


-pairs of shoes Kanye West reportedly removed from the home he shared with Kim Kardashian following their split.



Classmates End Up Being Twins

A pair of former classmates in Indiana who reconnected decades later on Facebook made a shocking discovery: They’re long-lost twin siblings.  Karen Warner, 51, said she found out her biological mother’s name a few years ago when Indiana unsealed adoption records, and the discovery came with a surprise: she had a twin brother.  Warner said she sought help from various adoption websites to try to find her long-lost brother.  “Everybody kept coming up with nothing because we didn’t have a name to go by or anything,” Warner told WTHR-TV.  Warner said the big break came when she obtained local voting records with a list of three men who shared her birth date.  The third name on the list, Mike Jackman, stood out because he was a high school classmate who she had only very recently reconnected with on Facebook.  Warner said Jackman a Facebook message saying they might be twin siblings, and the pair had a DNA test performed that confirmed their connection.
**********Then they remembered that they had gone on a couple of dates… awkward!!!
*******DO TWINS have a spiritual and non-verbal connection?? If you’re a twin, we’d love to know!!!
********Now they can hang out and share clothes!!! Wait…

Dog Inherits $5 Million!

A Tennessee dog is living the comfortable life after inheriting $5 million from her late owner, who stipulated in his will that his money should go to his pet.  Lulu, an 8-year-old border collie, was named in the will of owner Bill Dorris, a Nashville businessman who died late last year at age 84.  Martha Burton, 88, a neighbor who often cared for Lulu while Dorris was away, was named as the dog’s caretaker in Dorris’ will, which states Burton will be reimbursed for “reasonable” monthly expenses.  “I don’t really know what to think about it to tell you the truth. He just really loved the dog,” Burton told WTVF-TV.  Burton said she is perfectly happy to act as Lulu’s caretaker.
********That dog is so rich, people are humping HER leg!!!
******She just closed on a million-dollar, 5,000-square-foot dog house!!
*******She’s sniffing around to see what’s out there, mate-wise!! She’s got her eye on a mastiff down the block!!

Highway Beer Spill

Authorities in Florida said there were no injuries but a lot of spilled beer when a tractor-trailer hauling a load of bottled and canned beer was involved in a highway crash.  The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office said two southbound lanes of Interstate 95 were closed at mile marker 305, near the Marineland exit, after the truck spilled some of its load of beer in cans and bottles onto the roadway.  The sheriff’s office said the truck had been involved in a crash, but there were no injuries reported from the incident.  “There is dense fog this morning so please drive [with] caution as first responders/utility workers work to clear the scene,” the sheriff’s office said.  See the pics HERE.
*******It smelled like Bruce Springsteen out there!!
*******They rushed a truck load of pretzels to the scene, but it was too late!!
*******If it was Coor’s Light, no problem. It’s basically water!!

Missing Rooster Found At The Cracker Barrel

A rooster that participates in Civil War reenactments was reunited with his owner after going missing in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Alabama.  Thomas Ramsey, founder of the Muddy Rabbits Mess military reenactment group, said he started bringing his pet rooster, Peep, along on Civil War reenactments after learning about soldiers who kept similar pets on the front lines.  Ramsey said he and his group, including Peep, were on their way back to Mississippi after a reenactment event in Springhill, Tenn., when they stopped at the Cracker Barrel in Cullman.  He said Peep was tied up in the bed of his pickup truck, but a friend went out to check on the vehicle after about an hour and discovered Peep was gone.  “I went back into the Cracker Barrel and it was very hard for me to say this with a straight face, even though I was panicking: ‘Do you have cameras in the parking lot? I think someone stole my chicken,'” Ramsey recalled to The Cullman Times.
*********That’s when he noticed the sign that said, “Today’s Special: Fresh Fried Chicken!!!”
********How DO you tie up a chicken???
TOPIC: Unusual pets!!!!









How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off When Buying a Used Car

The Penny Hoarder


  1. Find a Vehicle That Fits Your Needs

It’s easy to focus on the numbers — age of the car, mileage and cost — but you also want to make sure you’re buying a car that’ll fit your needs for however long you expect to have it. If you have a growing family, you might want to rethink that two-door coupe or compact vehicle.

“You want to make sure there’s enough room for you,” Montoya said. “Take a look at the cargo area. Take a look at how easy it is to see out of the vehicle. Test out the entertainment system.”


  1. Determine How ‘Used’ You’re Willing to Go

The older a car is, the cheaper it’ll be — but the more it’s likely to have issues requiring repair. Everyone has a different comfort level when it comes to what they’re willing to handle. A general rule of thumb is that a car is driven about 12,000 miles per year. A higher average could mean the car has more wear and tear.

Montoya said used car buyers must strike a balance between the age of the car, the amount of miles and what price they’re willing to pay.

Buying an extended warranty or service plan can give you peace of mind that certain repairs or maintenance jobs will be covered.


Montoya said plans sold by auto manufacturers or reputable dealerships are better options than those sold by third-party companies. Make sure you understand exactly what your plan covers.


  1. Make Sure The Price is Right

Before you accept a sales price, research the value of the car to make sure you’re not overpaying. Carfax, Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds all have price appraisal tools online.

You can also compare similar vehicles on the market to get an estimate of a car’s value, but keep in mind, no two used vehicles will be the same due to how they were driven and maintained. Use all this information when you sit down to negotiate — and don’t be afraid to walk away if you don’t think you’re getting a fair price.

When you’re budgeting for a car purchase, make sure you’re factoring in all the associated costs, like sales tax, insurance and getting the car registered.


  1. Check the History of the Car

Sometimes just looking at a car will give you some idea of its history. Rust, worn out pedals and a side panel painted in a different color are red flags.

But don’t just assume a car’s history. Getting the car’s history report, such as through Carfax, is a crucial step when buying a used car.

You’ll have to purchase the report if you’re buying from a private seller, so wait until you’re seriously interested in a particular vehicle. If you’re buying from a dealership, the salesperson should provide a copy of the vehicle history report for free.

Sharifi said to watch out for discrepancies with the odometer reading and if there’s a branded title, which indicates that the car has been significantly compromised in some way.

“Severe accidents and instances where a car has been declared a total loss should signal the buyer to use caution,” he said. “That said, a small fender bender shouldn’t always mean that a buyer should walk away from a great deal.”


  1. Go for a Test Drive

Always, always, always take a car for a spin before buying it. If you can bring a mechanic with you, even better.

“Some general things you can do on your own without being super knowledgeable about cars is [to] turn off the radio [and] listen for any strange noises,” Montoya said. “See if the steering wheel stays straight when you drive down the road. Does it pull to one side? Look at the tires to see how old they are.”


Don’t just look at the tires’ tread. Each tire should include a four-digit number marking the month and year it was manufactured. Tires older than six years can be dried out and need replacing.

For any used car purchase, but especially if you’re buying from a private seller, have your mechanic inspect the vehicle before committing to buy.

Knowing the ins and outs of how to buy a used car will make the whole process less stressful and, most importantly, save you money.


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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