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Born on this day!! Actor Paul Dooley is 94. Actor John Ashton is 74. Actor Julie Walters (“Harry Potter” films, “Mamma Mia!”) is 72. Actor Ellen Greene (TV’s “Pushing Daisies,” film’s “Little Shop of Horrors”) is 71. Actor Kyle MacLachlan is 63. Comedian Rachel Dratch (“30 Rock,” ″Saturday Night Live”) is 56. Actor Paul Lieberstein (“The Office”) is 55. Actor Jeri Ryan (“Boston Public,” ″Star Trek: Voyager”) is 54. TV co-host Clinton Kelly (“The Chew,” ″What Not to Wear”) is 53. Actor Thomas Jane (“The Sweetest Thing”) is 53. Actor-singer Lea Solanga is 51. Actor Jose Solano (“Baywatch”) is 51. Drummer Scott Phillips of Creed and of Alter Bridge is 49. Singer James Blunt is 48. Actor Drew Barrymore is 47. Singer Tom Higgenson of Plain White T’s is 43. Guitarist Joe Hottinger of Halestorm is 40. Actor Zach Roerig (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 37. Actor Daniel E. Smith (“John Q.”) is 32.


1371 – Robert II succeeded to the throne of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.
1819 – Spain ceded Florida to the United States.
1879 – Frank Winfield Woolworth opened his first “Five Cent Store” in Utica, New York.
1924 – Calvin Coolidge made the first presidential radio broadcast from the White House.
1935 – Airplanes were no longer permitted to fly over the White House.
1980 – In a major upset, the U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets 4?3 at Lake Placid, N.Y.

Today Is: Digital Learning Day, For The Love of Mike Day, George Washington’s Birthday, Digital Learning Day, National Margarita Day, National Supermarket Employee Day, National Wildlife Day, Tex Avery Day, The Great American Spit Out, Woolworth’s Day, World Spay Day, World Thinking Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – FBI   /  9:00 – FBI International  /  10:00 – FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – American Auto  /  8:30 – Grand Crew  /  9:00 – This Is Us  /  10:00 – New Amsterdam
ABC – 8:00 –  Jeopardy College Championship  /  9:00 – Abbott Elementary /  9:30 – Blackish   /  10:00 – To Tell The Truth
FOX – 8:00 – The Resident  /  9:00 – The Real Dirty Dancing
CW – 8:00 –  Superman and Lois  /  9:00 – Naomi

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: James Spader, Nathan Chen, Dr. Bernice King, EarthGang
Stephen Colbert: John Turturro, John Avlon
Seth Meyers: Anthony Anderson, Margaret Qualley, Jon Barinholtz, Stevie Nistor
The Talk: Pre-empted
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie
Ellen DeGeneres: Eric Stonestreet, Positive Impact Movement
Wendy Williams: Guest host Sherri Shepherd
The Real: Deon Cole, Cory Hardrict, guest co-host MC Lyte
Kelly Clarkson: Mandy Moore, Aida Rodriguez, Kwame Onwuachi, Jason Gray Stanford, Ricky Dillard
Tamron Hall: Kristen Kish, Kenny Minor, Gemma Stafford
Drew Barrymore: Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, the Go-Gos

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

QUESTION: Where does a 500 pound bear eat?? ANYWHERE IT WANTS TO!! “Hank the Tank” has broken into 28 HOMES, taking what he wants!!!


QUESTION: Do we REALLY want to know?? Britney Spears signs a $15 MILLION tell-all book deal, and some people should be very NERVOUS!


QUESTION: Is this YOUR lucky day?? It’s “Twosday,” as the numbers line up at 2.22.22, and it won’t happen again for another 200 YEARS!!! Two cool!!


QUESTION: Monkey see, monkey DO? This monkey picks up a cell phone that drops in his enclosure.. and ALMOST MAKES IT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!
But the animal loses grip of the phone and has to crouch down to get it again

QUESTION: Did you know that some heroes WORK AT STARBUCKS? These employees stepped in to protect a teen who was being harassed!!
Texas Starbucks employees leave help note for teen.

Justin Bieber Tests Positive For COVID

Justin Bieber has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus, resulting in his world tour announcing the postponement of performances.  He was to perform at the T-mobile Stadium on Sunday, but the show was rescheduled to June 28, according to the stadium’s website. A statement published on Bieber’s official tour social media accounts states the show’s postponement was “due to positive COVID results within the Justice Tour family.”  “Justin is of course hugely disappointed, but the health and safety of his crew and fans is always his number one priority,” it said. “The tour launch in San Diego was a massive success, and Justin is excited to bring his spectacular show to his Las Vegas fans as soon as possible.”  The tour also said the next performance, scheduled for Glendale, Ariz., on Tuesday, has been rescheduled for June 30.
*******Probably because he was at the Super Bowl with no mask on.. like the rest of the celebrities and big wigs!!
*******Or… maybe he caught it from the Queen???
***His wife asked the doctor: “After he recovers, will he be able to sing? Because he never could before!!”
*******The people who have taken the most shots are getting sicker than anyone else!!!

Social Media Fair Game In Kanye Divorce

Kanye West’s social media posts are “fair game” and could “become evidence” against him in his divorce from Kim Kardashian, according to legal experts.  Kim filed for divorce from West in February 2021 after seven years of marriage. West has been going after Kardashian’s new boyfriend Pete Davidson in a flurry of Instagram posts, which he continues to later delete. He’s also shared text messages from Kardashian on his account and speaks about their divorce on the social media app.  When it comes to the divorce proceedings, legal experts tell Fox News Digital that social media posts are “fair game” and can be used in custody battles.  “Social media posts are fair game when it comes to divorce proceedings,” Katherine Miller, founder of New York City-based Miller Law Group, who is not involved in the ex-pair’s case, explained.   “Kanye West’s rants about his divorce could hurt his arguments on any custody and other parenting issues since he is clearly willing to put his own needs to express his feelings over their best interests,” Miller added.
********Everything is fair game in a divorce.. which is the cruelest game of all!!

Kelly Clarkson Files For Name Change

Kelly Clarkson has filed paperwork to change her legal name from Kelly Clarkson to Kelly Brianne. Brianne is her middle name.  An attorney for Clarkson filed a petition for the name change on her behalf in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday. She writes in the filing that she desires to change her name because “my new name more fully reflects who I am.”  A hearing for the matter has been set for March 28th.   Her request comes during a season of change for the entertainer as she’s currently divorcing Brandon Blackstock. She filed for divorce in June 2020, citing “irreconcilable differences” after roughly seven years of marriage to Blackstock. The couple share daughter River Rose, 7, and son Remington Alexander, 5.   Clarkson married Blackstock in 2013.
********Yeah, drop the last name.. that’ll make a HUGE difference!!!
********Kelly’s “branding team” just resigned!!!
*******It’ll cost her a fortune just to change all the logos!!
*******And just like that, “40-Year-Old Virgin” become irrelevant!!

The Queen Is Recovering From COVID-19

Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for COVID-19, Buckingham Palace announced Sunday.  In a statement, the palace said the 95-year-old British monarch is experiencing “mild cold-like symptoms” and will continue with “light duties.”  “She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines,” the read the statement.  The news comes after her eldest son Prince Charles earlier this month tested positive for the coronavirus for the second time; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall contracted COVID-19 four days later.   She was then closely “monitored” after she came in contact with her son days before his COVID-19 diagnosis, before it was reported she’d be returning to work after negative tests.  Last week, the Queen performed her first official duties after concerns she may have caught COVID-19 from her son, holding virtual media from Windsor Calls with the Estonian and Spanish ambassadors. On Wednesday, the monarch revealed she had trouble moving as she met with incoming Defense Services Secretary Maj. Gen. Eldon Millar at Windsor Castle — her first in-person appearance since Prince Andrew settled a multimillion-dollar sexual assault lawsuit.
*********She’s obviously having an affair with Justin Bieber!!
********They say people who marry their cousins are more susceptible!!
*******Between her and the virus.. our money’s on the Queen!!

Bob Saget Appears In New Rap Video

Bob Saget filmed one more project before he passed: a rap video.  He starred in a music video for rapper Desiigner’s new single “Bakin’.”  The song features singers Slushii & DJ Whoo Kid and dropped on Friday.  The video first opens with Snoop Dogg suggesting that Desiigner should “get Bob on the job.”  Saget then comes in blazing and starts cooking up bacon, catching money and dancing to the music alongside adult film star Kendra Sunderland. The video, which contains some language not suitable for kids, includes a special tribute at the end of the video for the late actor.  DJ Whoo Kid discussed the comedian’s presence with Rolling Stone.  “We needed a chef for the video and I remember thinking, ‘Who the f–k is gonna be the chef who can make it weird?’” the producer said, adding that he also inquired if Willie Nelson could be in the video. However, Nelson was unavailable at the time of filming.  He added, “Then immediately I thought ‘Bob Saget!’ Nobody on set believed me when I said he’d come until he actually drove up and rang the bell, like this was a ‘Full House’ episode. When you have rappers pull up for videos, they bring a Maybach, or rent a Lambo, they show off. He shows up and parks his Lexus on the grass and comes in looking like a dad.”  “He kept calling it a rap video; I don’t even say ‘rap’ anymore,” Whoo Kid quipped. “You could tell he was old-school. He wouldn’t even say ‘twerk,’ he would ask if there was going to be a lot of booty-shaking. But we didn’t do that for him; I knew he’s got a wife and everything, I told him all I wanted him to do was cook.”  See the video HERE.
*******Bob only agreed to do it for the twerking!!!

Prince Harry Concerned About UK Security

Prince Harry wants to visit his friends and family back home in the UK but “does not feel safe” without security, his legal team told the High Court in London on Friday.  The new statements from his lawyers were made ahead of a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice, which was scheduled after Harry filed a petition in January that echoed a similar sentiment.  Harry’s attorney said Friday that he wants to bring his children with wife Meghan Markle, 2-year-old son Archie and 8-month-old daughter Lilibet, to visit from the US, but they are “unable to return to his home” because it is “too dangerous.”  Barrister Shaheed Fatima QC said, “This claim is about the fact that the claimant does not feel safe when he is in the UK given the security arrangements that were applied to him in June 2021 and will continue to be applied to him if he returns,” per the Guardian.  “And, of course, it should go without saying that he wants to come back: to see family and friends and to continue to support the charities that are so close to his heart. Most of all, this is, and always will be, his home.”
********Bottom Line: He wants that great royal security without having to work for it.. or pay for it!!
****Does this sound like Meghan’s way of getting out of making the trip??
*****When you’re a Prince and you’re afraid of visiting your own country, you have to consider: it may be YOU!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Carnal Cannon’s Condom Machine – (National Enquirer)

Looks like baby machine Nick Cannon has met his match! After the comedian announced he was going to be a dad for the eighth time – with five different women including the now pregnant Bre Tiese – fellow jokester Kevin Hart gifted him a condom vending machine! Still, the 41-year-old, who lost an infant son in December, insists none of the offspring were accidents. “Trust me, there are lot of people I could have gotten pregnant, but I didn’t,” he says. “The ones that got pregnant are the ones who were supposed to get pregnant.”

Hollywood Dads: Carter’s Cutie – (US Magazine)

As a self-proclaimed homebody, Aaron Carter’s had an “easy” time adjusting to his and fiancé Melanie Martin’s baby boy Prince’s arrival. “Every minute has now become so precious, every bit of time that slips by,” the singer, 34, tells US of life with his 2-month-old son, nothing that parenthood has “switched my gears of thinking.”

Guess Who? – (In Touch)

A secret sex tape is the last thing this actress ever expected, especially at her age – but it wouldn’t be her first. Friends are worried that she and her husband made some racy x-rated home videos, and now that they’re on the outs, she’s a nervous wreck he’ll leak them.

Romance Report Card – (Life & Style)

James McAvoy: Surprise! The Scottish actor revealed in a new interview that he secretly married production assistant Lisa Liberti, whom he met on the set of 2016’s “Split.”

Grade: A+

Hilary Duff: No bad blood here!! The “How I Met Your Father” actress and hubby Matthew Koma recently had dinner with her former boyfriend Joel Madden and his wife, Nicole Richie.

Grade: B

Angelina Pivarnick: It’s over now! Months after reconciling, the “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” star’s husband, Chris Larangeira, has filed for divorce a second time.

Chatter – (People)

“She is the biggest blessing I could ever imagine. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.” – Naomi Campbell on becoming a mom

“If there had been cell phones around at the time, I would have been that bitch taking a selfie with Leo behind me.” – Laverne Cox on going to the same clubs as Leonardo DiCaprio in the 90’s

“My mom recently got married at age 80 to a very nice guy, and I think that’s a very romantic story.” – Owen Wilson



Sloth Rescued From High Wires

Utility workers in Colombia came to the rescue of a wayward sloth that climbed an electricity pole and was spotted dangling from live wires.  Empresas Publicas de Medellin said utility workers Victor Hugo Lopez and Alex Misas were summoned to the power pole in Taraza when members of the public reported a sloth was hanging from the live wires and was in danger of electrocution.  The utility company shared a video on Instagram showing the workers carefully removing the sloth from the lines. The rescue took about 20 minutes, the company said.  The sloth was released back into wild.  See the slow video HERE.
******They asked him how he felt, and he said: “I don’t know!! It all happened so fast!!”
******They checked up on him a few hours later, and he had moved about 20 feet!!
******He was doing his impression of a squirrel!!

Michael Jordon Cigar Up For Auction

A New York-based auction house is offering an unusual piece of sports memorabilia — a cigar that Michael Jordan smoked.  Lelands, which specializes in sports memorabilia, said the cigar was obtained by the consignor when she met the former NBA star at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in fall 2021 and asked him for a photo.  “Before taking the photo, he put out his cigar in the ashtray, snapped a quick picture and went about his day. After noticing Michael had left his cigar in the ashtray, our consignor decided to take the cigar along with her,” the item description reads.  The half-smoked cigar is an Oliva V Melanio, manufactured in Nicaragua and made with Cuban seeds.  The auction opened Thursday with a starting bid of $500.
*********No butts about it!!
*******If it was a Michael JACKSON cigar, THAT would be unique!!

Raccoon Falls Thru Roof At University Dining Hall

Students eating at a Louisiana State University dining hall had their meals interrupted when a raccoon dropped from above and ran loose through the building.  Witnesses said the raccoon crashed through the ceiling of the 459 Dining Hall during dinner time Wednesday evening, and videos posted to social media show the raccoon running loose through the dining area as students climbed onto chairs and tables to avoid the animal.  One video shared on Twitter by LSU’s student-run media station, Tiger TV, shows two men attempting unsuccessfully to capture the raccoon by using a trash can and a broom.  See the video HERE.
********Just put a completely full garbage can outside the door!! They can’t resist those!!
******Trash bandit on the loose!!

YouTuber Goes Viral Watching Planes Land

A YouTube channel that livestreams aircraft landings in Britain became a viral sensation in the country during Friday’s snowstorm.  The YouTube channel, Big Jet TV, has been livestreaming landings for about six years, but viewing numbers spiked during the recent storm as Internet users logged on to see planes struggling to land safely at London’s Heathrow Airport.  Jerry Dyer, founder and on-air commentator for Big Jet TV, said the channel hit a record 200,000 concurrent viewers during a Friday livestream at Heathrow.  Many observers attribute the popularity of Big Jet TV to Dyer’s color commentary.  “I think this guy’s gonna struggle. He’s all over the place. Here we go, here we go. Easy, easy. He’s down,” Dyer exclaimed during the Friday stream.  See the video HERE.
********Makes you feel like flying, doesn’t it??







8 Breakup Tips For When You’re Heartbroken And You Have To Go To Work, Too

Huffington Post

  1. Plan things to look forward to throughout the workday.

Treating yourself to little moments of joy can make a big difference after a breakup. Take a moment to consciously do something nice for yourself while you’re at work, recommended psychotherapist Shannon Garcia.
“Stop and get your favorite coffee or tea on your way to the office. Make your favorite lunch item or decide you are ordering lunch from your place of choice. Wear your comfy sweater or an outfit that boosts your confidence,” she said. “The key is to say to yourself, ‘This is for me.’ You’ve been through something so difficult; use this to be kind to yourself.”
It could also mean reengaging with hobbies and friendships. The goal is to make sure you are living a life outside of work that is not just about wallowing, rehashing and ruminating about the relationship, Ranger said.
“Part of what going to is help you work through it — like literally work through it — it is to make sure you don’t spend every moment outside of work in that space” of rumination, she said.

2. If it’s hard to care about work, do low-bandwidth tasks first. But if works give you purpose, lean into that.
If taking a mental health day is an option, use that time off to rest and process your feelings. But when you need to go back to work, go easy on yourself.
It may be difficult to concentrate at work, especially in the first few days following the breakup, Garcia said. That’s why she recommends choosing tasks you can complete that aren’t too hard to finish.
“Maybe that’s clearing out your inbox or a data-entry assignment,” Garcia said. “Ease into your workday by choosing a task that takes less mental bandwidth. Something relatively mindless but productive. Return to these simpler tasks when concentrating on the bigger tasks gets difficult throughout the day.”
On the other hand, work can also help by serving as a reminder of the person you are outside of the relationship you used to have.
Take it from my friend Jaliz, who shared what it felt like after the sudden end of her three-year relationship: “I had no capacity to envision or think about the future in the aftermath of my breakup,” she said.
Jaliz, who works as an educator, said that her students and their earnestness gave her a sense of future purpose beyond what she could see for herself as she dealt with the heartbreak.
“The students subconsciously provided me with a vision of the future via the skills I knew I had to teach them so that they could be successful and tap into their potential as learners,” she told me. “And that helped me. It helped me articulate a future for myself despite the pain I was experiencing personally.”
Jaliz said it helps to remember that a whole world exists out of your relationship, and that work can be one of the many avenues you have to move toward healing ― although it shouldn’t be the only one.

3. Prioritize sleep.
How you feel is shaped by how well you rest. Breakups can be physically and mentally draining. One way to show compassion to yourself during this hard time is to get a good night’s sleep.
“Make sure you get enough sleep in order to wake up well rested,” said Katheryn Perez, a marriage and family therapist in Burbank, California. If you’re struggling with falling asleep, you can drink a calming tea at night, take a warm bath or listen to meditation music to decrease any anxious thoughts or feelings of sadness.“
And if you still feel exhausted when you wake up, shower before work. It can provide a much-needed an energy boost, Perez said.

4. Take breaks outside of your desk or workstation.

Don’t use work as a total distraction from heartbreak, though. Give yourself time in between projects for breaks.
Perez recommended going on short walks during the workday.
“If you can leave the building, please do leave the building,” Ranger said. “Even go to your car and blast some music. Do something that feels nourishing.”

5. Loop in a trusted work confidante.

It’s OK to have discretion about whom you choose to share personal news with. “You don’t want to tell somebody and have that person invalidate your feelings, because that is going to be even more painful,” Ranger said.
But sharing what you are going through with a work confidante can lead to much-needed support. “People always say they don’t want to be a burden. I am ‘Team Burden.’ When you engage in relationships, that is part of the contract: ‘You are my burden. I am your burden,’” Ranger said. “The people who are closest to you don’t want you to suffer alone.”
Work friends can double-check your assignments when you’re distracted, or they can also share little reminders of their care for you. It could be as silly as “I want you text me every hour on the hour something stupid like ‘Get your ass back to work’ or whatever the case may be,” Ranger said.
“Our individualistic society keeps telling us that we have to manage everything on our own, and we don’t,” Ranger said. “Usually, there are people who love and care about you and will assist you wherever they can.”
If it helps, you also can put boundaries around what you’re willing to discuss with your friend during work hours. You don’t have to talk about the breakup to feel the solace of friendship.
“I’ve had instances where I’ve said to a friend of mine, ‘Hey, I’m feeling kind of shitty and I don’t want to talk about it, but I would like for you to tell me something good that is going on in your life, because I can celebrate you. I don’t want to talk about me,’” Ranger shared.

6. If you feel comfortable, let your boss know that you’re dealing with a personal problem.
To tell or not to tell your boss about a breakup? It can be a tricky question, especially given power dynamics and the desire to be seen as a competent employee.
After the breakup of a months-long situationship, I told no one at work, even though I found myself missing deadlines and staring into space for a week after it happened. In retrospect, I believe my boss would have been completely supportive of a deadline extension had I shared why I needed it.
Another friend said that sharing the news of her breakup helped her grow closer to her boss. “My boss was so nice about it. She was very sweet and I’m not very emotional like this at work, but I kind of cried!” she shared. “Our relationship turned a corner kind of, because she was so supportive and I look back at that moment and will always appreciate her for that.”
If you want to limit how much your boss knows about your personal business, you can also keep your situation vague. For example, you could tell your boss, “I’m having some problems in my personal life that are leaving me very stressed,” Ranger said.

7. Make a list of what’s essential and what’s not.
After a breakup, people can experience “the vegetative symptoms of depression,” which can include sleeping a lot and having low energy or low motivation, Ranger said.
If you find yourself in this state, and even choosing low-bandwidth work tasks feels like too much to bear, start with even more basic accomplishments.
Ranger recommended making a list of the absolute essential things that you need to do to get through a workday, from brushing your teeth and drinking water to eating breakfast.
“Make a chart and pay attention that you do those things every day and you don’t allow yourself to spiral out of control and not engage in self-care at the most basic level,” she said.

8. Know that therapy is an option, too.
And if you find yourself unable to think about anything else beyond the breakup months after it happens, you may be stuck in the grieving process and in need of professional help, Ranger said.
“If you feel three months later the same way you felt the day after, there’s a possibility you might need some help from a therapist,” she 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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