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Born on this day!! Actor Gary Lockwood (“2001: A Space Odyssey”) is 86. Actor-director Richard Beymer (“West Side Story,” “Twin Peaks”) is 82. Actor Peter McEnery is 83. Record company executive David Geffen is 80. Actor Tyne Daly is 77. Actor Anthony Daniels (C3P0 in “Star Wars” films) is 77. Keyboardist Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) is 74. Actor Christine Ebersole is 70. Actor William Petersen (“C.S.I.”) is 70. Actor Kelsey Grammer is 68. Singer Mary Chapin Carpenter is 65. Actor Kim Coates (“Bad Blood,” “Sons of Anarchy”) is 65. Actor Jack Coleman (“Heroes”) is 65. Actor Christopher Atkins is 62. Actor William Baldwin is 60. Actor Aunjanue Ellis (“Quantico”) is 54. Country singer Eric Heatherly is 53. Bassist Eric Wilson (Sublime) is 53. Bassist Tad Kinchla of Blues Traveler is 50. Singer Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops is 46. Actor Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) is 44. Actor Jennifer Love Hewitt is 44. Comedian-director Jordan Peele of Key and Peele is 44. Actor Brendan Sexton III (“Boys Don’t Cry”) is 43. Opera/pop singer Charlotte Church is 37. Actor Ashley Greene (“Twilight”) is 36. Actor Elliot Page (“Inception,” ″Juno”) is 36. Actor Corbin Bleu (“High School Musical,” ″Jump In!”) is 34. Actor Hayley Orrantia (“The Goldbergs”/former contestant “The X Factor”) is 29. Actor Sophie Turner (“Game of Thrones”) is 27.


1613 – Michael Romanov was elected czar of Russia, beginning the Romanov imperial line.
1878 – The first telephone book was issued (New Haven, Conn.).
1916 – Battle of Verdun, the longest and one of the bloodiest engagements of World War I, began.
1965 – Black nationalist leader Malcolm X was assassinated.
1972 – President Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit China.
1995 – Steve Fossett became the first person to cross the Pacific Ocean solo in a balloon.
2002 – It was confirmed that Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was dead, allegedly murdered by Islamic militants.
2012 – Eurozone finance ministers reached an agreement on a second, 130-billion bailout for Greece to help with the country’s debt crisis.

Today Is: International Pancake Day, International Mother Language Day, Mardi Gras, National Grain Free Day, Pancake Day Race, Paczki Day, Travel Africa Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – FBI  /  9:00 – FBI International  /  10:00 – FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – Night Court  /  8:30 – American Auto  /  9:00 – La Brea  /  10:00 – La Brea
ABC – 8:00 –  The Rookie  /  9:00 – The Rookie Feds  /  10:00 – Will Trent
FOX – 8:00 – 911 Lone Star  /  9:00  – Accused
CW – 8:00 –  The Winchesters /  9:00 – The Flash

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Austin Butler, Rob Gronkowski, Tyler Hubbard (R 1/30/23)
Stephen Colbert: P!nk, Jonathan Majors
Seth Meyers: Allison Williams, S.S. Rajamouli, Fab Moretti (R 1/9/23)
James Corden: Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Swank, Self Esteem (R 1/9/23)
Watch What Happens Live: Melissa Gorga, Matt Rogers
Daily Show: Pre-empted
The Talk: Pre-empted
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Eugene Levy, Jonathan Majors, Guy Fieri
Kelly Clarkson: Jane Lynch, Bozoma Saint John, Kevin Jonas
Tamron Hall: Chase Rice, Tobi Bamtefa
Drew Barrymore: William Jackson Harper, Andrew Ray
Jennifer Hudson: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Melissa Rauch, Rotimi

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

QUESTION: Chick-Fil-A is doing WHAT?? America’s favorite fast-food outlet is planning a PLANT-BASED sandwich made of CAULIFLOWER that costs more than the original!! Where’s the chicken??


QUESTION: Is Tiger Woods the WORST HUMAN BEING EVER?? This woman thinks so, after Tiger is caught giving a TAMPON to the guy he out-drove!!! Cue the TWITTER DEATH SQUADS!!!!!


QUESTION: Are YOU offended by the words “fat,” “ugly,” “crazy” and “stupid?” Then you’re gonna LOVE what they’ve done to ROALD DAHL’S books, like “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!!”


QUESTION: How do you know.. like, really REALLY know.. when someone has a crush on you?? This Tik Tok psychologist reveals the FIVE DEAD GIVEAWAYS!! Click through and TAKE NOTES!!!!
Coach Francesca, who is based in the US but originally from Romania, has revealed three tricks that she says will reveal if someone has a crush on you

QUESTION: What’s the name of that hotel, again?? ALISON BRIE shocks her hubby Dave Franco by RUNNING NAKED down the halls of their hotel in West Hollywood!! Why?? Read on……….
In the video, the 40-year-old "GLOW" star is seen running down the hall before knocking on the couple's door.

Richard Belzer Dies

Actor and comedian Richard Belzer has died at the age of 78.  His longtime friend, writer Bill Scheft, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that he died early Sunday at his home in Bozouls in southwest France.  “He had lots of health issues, and his last words were, ‘[Expletive] you, [expletive,]'” Scheft says. “Richard Belzer was a trailblazing comedian who influenced generations of stand-ups. His voice will be missed,” Comedy Central tweeted Sunday.  Details about the exact cause of his death were not immediately disclosed, according to Forbes.  ShowBiz411 said Belzer had been in poor health and living in the South of France for several years.  Saturday Night Live alum Laraine Newman said: “I’m so sad to hear of Richard Belzer’s passing. I loved this guy so much. He was one of my first friends when I got to New York to do SNL. We used to go out to dinner every week at Sheepshead Bay for lobster. One of the funniest people ever. A master at crowd work. RIP dearest.”  “Richard Belzer was simply hilarious. A genius at handling a crowd. So sad he’s passed away,” posted Billy Crystal.

Richard Gere Suffers Health Scare In Mexico

Richard Gere’s wife, Alejandra, posted a health update after his recent battle with pneumonia.  “I woke up this morning and I saw the news and all your kind and worry messages, he is recovering he is feeling much better today!” Alejandra captioned a photo of her, Richard and one of their two sons enjoying a walk. “The worst has already pass! Thank you all for you sweet messages we really appreciate them! #thankyou.” said Gere fell ill while his family was in Mexico celebrating Alejandra’s 40th birthday.  TMZ reported that the actor spent one night in the hospital last week where he was diagnosed and treated.  See the pic HERE.
******He was taken to the hospital and beheaded. He should be fine!!
********He’s 73 and his wife is 40?? He should be dead of a heart attack!!
TRIVIA: Richard’s middle name is “Tifanny!!” (true) His family owned Tiffany’s jewelers!! That’s why his testicles are in a little blue bag!!

Tom Sizemore Suffers Aneurysm

Tom Sizemore — an actor who appeared in Saving Private Ryan, Heat and Natural Born Killers — has been hospitalized after suffering a brain aneurysm.   His manager Charles Lago told TMZ the star was listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit after falling ill at his Los Angeles home early Saturday.  “He is in the hospital,” Charles Lago told Fox News Digital. “His family is aware of the situation and are hoping for the best. It is too early to know about [a] recovery situation as he is in critical condition and under observation.”  He has dozens of film and TV credits on his resume, including Heat, True Romance, Black Hawk Down, Born on the Fourth of July, Pearl Harbor, Point Break, Wyatt Earp and Twin Peaks.  He also has a lengthy arrest record for offenses such as DUI, domestic violence and possession of a controlled substance, but has said in recent years that he has been trying to stay clean and sober.
********He was a real hellraiser!! You play, you pay…

Mark Wahlberg Takes Loss On Home Sale

Mark Wahlberg sold his Beverly Hills mansion for $55 million on Friday — $32.5 million less than its initial listing of $87.5 million in April 2022.  The sprawling 30,500-square-foot home features 12 bedrooms and 20 bathrooms. The 6.2-acre estate is located in the exclusive North Beverly Park gated community.  The “Ted” star, 51, took the property off the market in October due to climbing interest rates before re-listing it in November at $79.5 million.  The buyer, who has not been identified publicly, is represented by Compass’ Ginger Glass.  Wahlberg purchased the land in 2009 for a measly $8.25 million, putting in at least five years of renovation efforts to achieve a Mediterranean-style manor with his wife, Rhea Durham.  The home includes a fitness center, where Wahlberg has posted his intense workout routine to social media; a tennis court; a home theater; manicured gardens; a five-hole golf course; a skate park; and a resort-like grotto pool.  “Essentially this is your own private country club,” the listing touts. The sale follows Wahlberg’s announcement that he left California in the dust for Nevada.
*********It’s beautiful… but it’s a booger to dust!!
******Mark decided he can’t generate enough waste to utilize the 20 bathrooms!!
*******How much is the mortgage payment?? If you have to ask…. you can’t afford it!!

Adele and Ed Sheeran Turn Down Coronation

When it came time to begin planning King Charles’ Coronation on May 6—and the concert that will accompany the festive weekend the next day, May 7—Charles apparently had two singers at the top of his must have list: Adele and Ed Sheeran. According to an organizer of the event, “the King has suggested a number of people he would like to perform, and Adele and Ed were on that list. He was very keen that they were part of the concert.”  It seems the King will be let down, because, according to OK, both have declined the invitation to perform at the concert. Sheeran had a plausible explanation: He will be performing in Texas the day before the Coronation concert, making it difficult to squeeze it all in. But Adele, according to the outlet, “turned down the invitation without explanation.” Not only does she not have a scheduling conflict for May 7, but she is not scheduled to perform publicly after March 25.  “There is a team set up to get the talent signed up, so they approached the two of them, but got replies saying that they were unavailable, which was a massive disappointment,” the source says. “They are titans of the showbiz industry and are quintessentially British, but also known across the globe. It’s such a shame.”  Though the Coronation concert performers aren’t confirmed as of today, OK reports that Lionel Richie and the Spice Girls are likely to be there, and rumors are also swirling that Harry Styles might also take the stage.
*****They said, “Not thanks!! We’ll wait for William!!!”
*******Meghan Trainor has offered, but no word yet!!
******Rihanna was willing.. but there’s no halftime show at a coronation!!
*****Because of his age, advisors are telling him to book Herman’s Hermits and Freddie and the Dreamers!!

Megan Fox Addresses Cheating Rumors

Megan Fox reactivated her Instagram account Sunday and shared a post noting that there was no cheating involved in her relationship with Machine Gun Kelly, days after she deleted all photos of herself and him from her profile and subsequently removed her account from the platform entirely.  “There has been no third party interference in this relationship of any kind. That includes, but is not limited to…actual humans, DMs, AI bots or succubus demons,” Fox wrote.  “While I do hate to rob you of running random baseless news stories that would have been much more accurately written by ChatGPT, you need to let this story die and leave all of these innocent people alone now, she continued.  The actress deleted her Instagram account last week hours after she shared a post that hinted at a potential breakup between herself and Kelly (real name Colson Baker).  In that post, Fox uploaded a series of photos of herself and a video of an envelope being burned in a fire pit.  She captioned it with lyrics from Beyoncé’s 2016 album Lemonade, writing, “You can taste the dishonesty/ it’s all over your breath.”
*********Looking to see if there are any f**ks to be given, and no.. can’t find any!!
*****How do we know HER post wasn’t written by ChatGPT?? And what the hell IS ChatGPT???


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Miley’s Big Comeback!-(Life & Style)

With her breakup track “Flowers” topping the charts, Miley Cyrus feels empowered again after a mysterious hiatus in 2022.  Miley’s new album, Endless Summer Vacation, drops in March.  “She’s ecstatic that the lead single has become this self-love anthem,” shares an insider.  “[She’s] kind of shocked that she’s now made such a big comeback,” admits an insider.  “She had purposely dropped out of sight for a while-she needed a break from everything.  The fact that old fans and new have embraced her is amazing.”



Long Flight Ends Up At Same Airport

Passengers on a flight from New Zealand to New York spent 16 hours in the air just to end up at the same airport where their journey began.  The Air New Zealand nonstop flight from Auckland to New York had been in the air for about 8 hours Thursday and was about 2,000 miles from California when the airline received word that an electrical fire at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport had led to Terminal 1 being closed.  The airline said the decision was made for the plane to turn around and return to Auckland, where it landed about 16 hours after departing.  “Diverting to another U.S. port would have meant the aircraft would remain on the ground for several days, impacting a number of other scheduled services and customers,” an airline spokeswoman told the New Zealand Herald.  Terminal 1 remained closed Friday while crews repaired the issues caused by the electrical fire.
*********Well, they DID buy roundtrip tickets, right??
******There’s a boomerang joke in there somewhere.. but that’s Australia, right???

Cat Rescued By Tree Trimmers

Animal rescuers in Britain enlisted the help of a tree trimming service to rescue a cat that spent two days stranded in a tree about 50 feet over the ground.  The RSPCA said the owners of the feline contacted the organization after they were unable to coax the cat down from the tree in Keighley, West Yorkshire.  RSPCA animal rescue officer Emmeline Myall responded to the location and contacted local firefighters for assistance, but the department did not have adequate equipment to reach the cat’s perch.  Myall enlisted the help of Airedale Tree Surgeons, which sent three tree-trimmers to assist with the rescue.  “The safest way to rescue the cat was by abseiling him back down. Thankfully tree surgeon Toby was brave enough to scale such a height to safely bring the cat down,” Myall said in the RSPCA news release. “Once he was down, the cat ran and hid in a rabbit burrow — it’d been quite an ordeal for him! But happily he was unharmed and his owners were so relieved for him to go home.”
********The cat, being a cat, said: “What took you so long??”

“Cold” Pig Gets Rescued

Police in Alaska said a wandering pig that “looked cold” at the side of a road got a lift home in a patrol cruiser.  The Anchorage Police Department posted a photo to Facebook showing the pet pig riding in the back of one of the department’s patrol cruisers in Fairview.  “We got a call from a concerned citizen regarding a pig in Fairview, standing on the side of the road, who ‘looked cold,'” the Facebook post reads. “We’re all familiar with refrigerated bacon, we just never thought we’d respond to a call for service related to that topic.”  Police wrote the “portly dude was quite friendly.”  Officers were able to identify the owners of the pig, named Elvis Pigsley, and the pet was returned home.  See the pic HERE.
*********He wasn’t that cold!! He was just hamming it up!!
*******He was bored, so he took his snout “out and about!!”

Time Capsule Found

The demolition of a building on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus yielded an unexpected discovery — a 116-year-old time capsule.  School officials said workers carrying out the demolition of Illini Hall, a project that began in early February, were clearing the building’s cornerstone when they found a time capsule from 1907.  Officials said they had no record of a time capsule being concealed in the building, which was originally constructed for the local YMCA.  The school said the time capsule will be turned over to the University YMCA. The capsule will be opened as part of the group’s 150th celebration in the autumn. “It is one of the ways we can help preserve history. The building is no longer here. We’ve documented the building historically. This is a part of that building the Y can keep as far as their heritage,” Dennis Craig, the school’s historic preservation officer told WCIA-TV. “The Y, while they’re not a part of the university directly, they’ve been an influence on this campus all these years, too.”
********Weirdly, the Y’s time capsule contains a picture of the Village People!!
TOPIC: If you were going to build a time capsule from 2023, what would it contain???









How To Make Sleeping At The Airport Less Miserable


Wear Comfortable Clothing

“Sleeping at the airport is never going to be a luxurious experience, but you can wear comfortable clothing to make it easier,” said Phil Dengler, a co-founder of travel information site The Vacationer. “Bring a pair of your most comfortable sweatpants and slippers.”  If you know you’ll have to spend the night at the terminal, make sure to pack a change of clothes and something comfy to sleep in. Putting an extra outfit in your carry-on is always the best practice, as air travel is full of unexpected disruptions. Even just a spare pair of underwear can make a difference.  “If it is cold out, consider bringing extra warm layers like a sweater and a sweatshirt,” Dengler added. “You should even consider having gloves and a hat on hand since some airports can get very cold at night.”

Check For Nicer Seating

There’s nothing worse than being stuck at the airport overnight and staring at those gate seats with fixed armrests that make lying down impossible. While some people just decide to spread out onto the floor, others are understandably less inclined to sleep on such firm and germ-laden surfaces. Still, more alternatives may be available.  “Don’t assume all seating is the same or there are no comfortable options,” Wolters said. “If you are going to be stuck overnight, it is worth it to search the airport for possible better seating and laying-down options. If the airport has a children’s play area, they tend to have benches for parents to sit at without armrests in between them. That means you can actually lie down and get some rest.”  Airports renovated more recently also tend to offer sleep-friendly spaces.  “It can be beneficial to do research ahead of time to see if the airport offers any facilities when it comes to sleeping,” said travel blogger Sean Lau. “Nowadays, some airports have designed sleeping pods where travelers can doze off for a few hours. You might be able to find designed areas for sleeping where the atmosphere is more suitable for catching a quick snooze.”

Choose An Area With Less Traffic

“Look for gates that are not busy, away from the crowds, and make yourself comfortable,” advised Jessica van Dop DeJesus, the founder and editor of food and travel blog The Dining Traveler. Less busy gates tend to be quieter, which is useful if you need to sleep during the day or if your next-day flight isn’t until later in the morning. It’s also better from a germ perspective.  “Find a spot at the end of the terminal,” Wolters advised. “The ends of the terminal tend to have a lot less foot traffic and therefore have less dirt and grime on the floor and seats. This can make for a slightly less gross time sleeping.”  However, be mindful of safety if you’re sleeping in the airport by yourself. You may feel more comfortable in a remote spot with a group, but solo flyers might want to avoid fully isolated areas to prevent theft or other potential issues. This is especially important if you’re in an unfamiliar destination.  “Instead, seek out an area with other people,” Dengler said. “If possible, sleep near a security office or close to cameras.”

Protect Your Belongings

“I recommend using a luggage lock for all of your carry-on bags,” Dengler said. “This protects you in the event someone attempts to open your bag while you are sleeping.You should also make sure your bag’s zipper is facing you or the ground instead of out.”  Try to make sure you’re sleeping with part of your body on or touching your bags.  “Put your backpack or carry-on under your head, or hook a strap onto your arm or leg to prevent theft,” advised travel expert and author La Carmina.  At the same time, ensure that you protect your belongings from yourself as well.  “Having to sleep in the airport means using your bag as a pillow,” Wolters said. “Make sure you don’t have your electronics right where your head is laying, as they can be broken. And you never know how much you drool when you sleep until you are sleeping in public on an airport floor.”

Assess The Lounge Options

“Look to see if the airport has a 24/7 lounge,” said Melanie Lieberman, the managing editor for global features at travel site The Points Guy. “You might have lounge access through a credit card in your wallet, or you might be able to pay for a single entry. But spending time at the lounge … [is going to] be more comfortable than trying to curl up at the gate.”  Indeed, lounges offer nicer seating options, complimentary drinks and snacks, Wi-Fi and other helpful amenities.  “There are apps like LoungeBuddy that can help you find lounges that you can also pay for,” said travel blogger Esther Susag. “The price is entirely worth it, especially if you have to stay overnight. They have food, showers and areas to relax and charge your devices.”  Many lounges have private sections where you can catch some shut-eye, or they might offer designated sleeping areas. They also provide more security and hospitality, as well as a quieter environment, than the rest of the terminal.  “Once, the staff even put a blanket over me as I was dozing off!” La Carmina recalled.  If the airport lacks 24-hour lounges, you should still consider making use of one during its open hours.  “If you know you are going to have to sleep at the airport early in the day, go to an airport lounge until they kick you out,” Wolters recommended. “They can be a good way to spend a few hours at the airport, out of the way of the hustle and bustle. And it is a lot more comfortable sitting in the lounge until it closes and then sleep on the terminal floor than camping out at the terminal for 12 hours.”

Pack The Essentials

“Ideally, if you know in advance that you will be spending a night in an airport, I’d recommend packing some sleeping essentials like a small travel pillow, blanket or night mask,” said travel blogger Rocky Trifari. “If your circumstances change unexpectedly, then I would suggest repurposing a puffer jacket or shirt by rolling it up and using it as a pillow.”  Trifari also recommended using a big clothing item from your carry-on as a blanket and a smaller garment as an eye mask if you don’t have the genuine articles.  “Always have your medicines in your carry-on bag,” Wolters said, noting that airport staff “will not go find your [checked] bag for you.”  And “a pack of wet wipes is good for many reasons,” he added.

Earplugs or noise-canceling headphones can also help you sleep better at the airport. Pack a couple of snacks and a refillable water bottle as well.  “Don’t expect many breakfast options when you wake up,” Wolters said. “Pick up some snacks for the morning in case they have you on an early morning flight to make up for your missed connection. Airports are infamous for having little to no breakfast options outside of a Starbucks with a 50-person line.”

Consider An Airport Hotel

“I’d recommend seeing if you can book a room at an airport hotel,” Lieberman said. “This is a great use of points and miles, if you have a stash of those and need to book a last-minute stay.”  If you can’t swing an overnight room or if your layover is during the daytime, Lieberman recommended inquiring to see whether any nearby hotels offer day-use or hourly rates so that you have a place to rest and shower.  “Use apps like HotelTonight to find last-minute affordable rates,” van Dop DeJesus advised. “This is another reminder to always buy travel insurance or have a credit card that provides it so it can cover hotels in case you’re stuck.”

And the choice isn’t always between an off-site hotel room and the hard terminal floor.  “Check to see if there are any on-site hotels,” Susag said. “Sometimes spending a little extra money for comfort is worth it, especially in the case of having to sleep at the airport. This way, you don’t have to worry about watching your bags or being disrupted by fellow travelers.”

Talk To The Airline

Even if the airline won’t cover the cost of a hotel, it might be a good source of help and information.  “Talk to your airline representatives at the airport about accommodation at or near the hotel, even if they do not provide it,” Wolters said. “Ask them if they have pillows, blankets, cots, anything that will make your night in the airport a bit better.”  He noted that airlines sometimes offer food vouchers, which you can use for snacks or a meal. Make sure to check the fine print to see which vendors accept the vouchers and if there is a time limit.

Adjust Your Mindset

The level of misery that you feel in a less-than-ideal situation often comes down to calibrating your expectations. “No matter what, sleeping at the airport is going to be uncomfortable and not too much fun,” Wolters said. “Having the right attitude going into the experience can make it a bit more bearable. So accept that it is not going to be a great time, and get over it. If you dwell on it, it will make your night sleeping in the terminal even worse.”

Don’t Forget To Set An Alarm

“Just make sure if you do plan to fall asleep that you remember to set an alarm, and try to position yourself as close to your gate as possible,” Trifari said.  Given the conditions, you might expect a somewhat sleepless night tossing and turning with only short periods of rest, but don’t assume that will definitely be the case.  “I know someone who nodded off and missed her flight because she didn’t hear the final boarding call,” La Carmina 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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