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Born on this day!! Steel guitarist Rusty Young of Poco is 75. Actor Patricia Richardson (“Strong Medicine,” ″Home Improvement”) is 70. Guitarist Brad Whitford of Aerosmith is 69. Singer Howard Jones is 66. Guitarist Michael Wilton of Queensryche is 59. Actor Kristin Davis (“Sex and the City”) is 56. Actor Marc Price (“Family Ties”) is 53. TV personality Daymond John (“Shark Tank”) is 52. Actor Niecy Nash (“The Soul Man,” “Reno 911!”) is 51. Bassist Jeff Beres of Sister Hazel is 50. Guitarist-keyboardist Lasse Johansson of The Cardigans is 48. Songwriter Robert Lopez (“Frozen”) is 46. Actor Kelly Macdonald (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 45. Rapper Residente of Calle 13 is 43. Actor Josh Gad (“Frozen,” ″Jobs”) is 40. Actor Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation”) is 38. Actor Emily Blunt (“A Quiet Place,” “The Devil Wears Prada”) is 38. Actor Tye White (“Greenleaf”) is 35. Actor Dakota Fanning is 27.


1821 – John Keats, English Romantic poet, died.
1836 – Mexican general Santa Anna began the siege of the Alamo.
1896 – The Tootsie Roll was introduced by Leo Hirshfield.
1898 – 1898 French novelist Emile Zola was convicted of libel and sentenced to jail for writing his “J’accuse” letter accusing the government of anti-Semitism and wrongly jailing Captain Alfred Dreyfus.
1942 – The first Axis shelling of U.S. soil took place near Santa Barbara, Calif.
1945 – U.S. Marines raised the American flag on Iwo Jima.
1997 – Scottish scientists announced the successful cloning of a sheep, Dolly.
2011 – The Obama Administration determines that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.

Today Is: Curling is Cool Day, Diesel Engine Day, Iwo Jima Day, National Dog Biscuit Day, National Tile Day, Single Tasking Day, Tootsie Roll Day, World Spay Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – NCIS   /  9:00 – FBI  /  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 – To Tell The Truth
FOX – 8:00 – The Resident  /  9:00 – Prodigal Son
CW – 8:00 –  Superman and Lois

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Soleil Moon Frye, Lord Huron
Jimmy Fallon: Tom Holland, Andra Day, Mary McCartney
Stephen Colbert: Billie Eilish, Anna Palmer, Jake Sherman
Seth Meyers: Colin Jost, Harvey Guillen, Raghav Mehrotra
James Corden: Drew Barrymore, Storm Reid
Lilly Singh: Tracee Ellis Ross
Conan: Colin Quinn
Watch What Happens Live: Ricki Lake, John Waters
The View: Andra Day
The Talk: Jack Osbourne
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Evan Ross, Aaron Franklin, Shawn Colvin
Ellen DeGeneres: Mary J. Blige, Jas Leverette
Wendy Williams: Hot Topics
The Real: Kofi Siriboe
Kelly Clarkson: Kevin James, Alyson Hannigan, Al Roker, Faouzia & John Legend
Tamron Hall: Jenna Ortega, Dani & Dannah Lane, the Sharpe Family Singers, Tag Team
Drew Barrymore: Kristen Wiig, Jamie Dornan, Annie Mumolo, Nate Berkus, Jeremiah Brent, Mikel Welch

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

QUESTION: Is there ANYTHING a Ford F150 can’t do?? Ford dealers are lending F150’s with BUILT-IN GENERATORS to help people in Texas with no electricity!!


QUESTION: What does “Bachelor” MATT JAMES think about the Chris Harrison controversy??? He finally breaks his silence: “Devastating and heartbreaking..”


QUESTION: She said WHAT??? Meghan McCain is being trolled for saying Fauci should be REMOVED and REPLACED! Why? Check out this clip from “The View!!”


QUESTION: Need something ELSE to worry about?? You’re ingesting over 100,000 particle of PLASTIC every year!!! What does it mean to you?? No one knows?


QUESTION: Ready for ANOTHER UFO STORY?? This AA pilot radios the tower to ask about something “flying right over the top of us!!” But.. no one knows what it is!!


QUESTION: Ready for a vacation rental that’s TRULY DIFFERENT? These celebs are RENTING OUT THEIR HOMES!! (You could be sleeping in MICK JAGGER’S BED!!)
Are you fantasising about a holiday? Dream on... by renting from the stars

College Admissions Documentary In The Works

Netflix will release a new documentary film by Chris Smith that explores the college admissions scandal, Operation Varsity Blues, on March 17th.  Smith previously directed the documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened for Netflix, which tackled the disastrous Fyre Festival and the man behind it, Billy McFarland.  “Everything you’ve heard is true. But you haven’t heard everything. Using real conversations recreated from FBI wiretaps, the filmmaker behind Fyre brings you Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal,” Netflix tweeted Monday alongside a short teaser trailer.  Smith, who also executive produced Netflix’s Tiger King, is reuniting with his Fyre producer Jon Karmen on Operation Varsity Blues.  The college admissions scandal involved actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, actress Felicity Huffman and dozens more conspiring to fraudulently secure admission for their children to elite colleges.  See the video HERE.
*********Finally!!! Lori Loughlin will be appearing on Netflix!!
******Will they recreate the rowing team videos???
******They’ll have to do a sequel called “Celebrity Women in Jail!!”
******Joe Exotic really wants to meet Mossimo!!!

Daft Punk Breaks Up

Daft Punk has split up after 28 years of making music.  The French electronic music duo, composed of Guy-Manuel Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, announced their retirement Monday.  In a video, titled “Epilogue,” Homem-Christo and Bangalter are seen walking in the desert in black outfits and their signature helmets. The pair face each other before one walks away and explodes.  The clip features excerpts from Daft Punk’s 2006 film Electroma and a choral version of the duo’s song “Touch.”  Daft Punk’s publicist, Kathryn Frazier, confirmed Monday to Variety that the duo have broken up.  See their goodbye video HERE.
**********First Kim and Kanye, and now THIS???
*******It all started when Dr. Dre filed for divorce!!!

Queen Set To Upstage Harry and Meghan

Queen Elizabeth II will speak in a TV address on Sunday, March 7 – the same day Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s sit down with Oprah Winfrey will air.  On Monday, Westminster Abbey confirmed on Instagram that the reigning monarch’s message for Commonwealth Day will be aired on BBC One. Last year’s Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey marked the final royal appearance made by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. This year’s plans were scrapped due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  “We’re really pleased to tell you that BBC One will broadcast A Celebration for Commonwealth Day on Sunday 7 March,” the announcement read on the social media platform. “The programme will replace this year’s Commonwealth Day service which is unable to go ahead due to the pandemic, and will include a special message from HM The Queen.”  Last week, CBS announced Harry and Meghan will be speaking with Winfrey. It’s the couple’s first major television interview since quitting royal duties and buying a home last year in the U.S.  The 90-minute “Oprah With Meghan and Harry: A CBS Primetime Special” will air on March 7, CBS announced Monday. Winfrey attended their wedding in 2018 and lives near them in Montecito, California.
*********She hasn’t survived on the throne for over 60 years because she’s STUPID!!! C’mon, man!!
********Everybody thinks the Queen is trying to upstage Meghan. But… what if Meghan and Oprah were trying to upstage the QUEEN??? They must have known the Queen would be giving a speech that day!!!
*******Harry’s hiding in the back yard!! “Don’t drag ME into this!!!”

Prince Philip Update

Prince William said Monday that Prince Philip is “OK” after his 99-year-old grandfather spent a sixth night in a London hospital.  “Yes, he’s OK, they’re keeping an eye on him,” William said during a tour of an English vaccination center when asked about Philip.  Reporters said William delivered the hopeful news with a wink, although video suggested he may have just blinked while adjusting a mask.   Philip was admitted to the private King Edward VII’s Hospital in London on Tuesday as “a precautionary measure” after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace said at the time.  His illness is not believed to be related to COVID-19. Both he and the queen, 94, received a first dose of a vaccine in early January and have remained in a so-called “HMS Bubble” at Windsor Castle.  Prince Charles, was spotted visiting him at the hospital on Saturday.
********Not for nothing, but he just had the second COVID shot. A lot of people have a reaction, and he’s 99!!!!!
******Doctors have been telling him that he’s got his whole life ahead of him!!! That may only be weeks, but still…
*****He’s so old, his blood type has been discontinued!!!
******He’s been telling the nurses about the old days!! He was there when they discovered fire!!!
******Scientists just found some dirt that’s younger than him!!!

Kris Jenner Beauty Line On The Way

Kris Jenner will be launching her very own beauty brand.  She filed an application to trademark “Kris Jenner Skincare” as well as “Kris Jenner Beauty” and “Kris Jenner Skin” on Feb. 10, according to documents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  The applications cover hair care products like shampoo and conditioner and skincare items like cleansers, moisturizers and toners, as well as nail polish and false eyelashes.  While this would mark her first self-branded beauty line, she’s no stranger to the arena; not only has she created her own line of makeup for Kylie Cosmetics and a perfume for KKW Fragrance, but she also serves as the CEO of Kylie Cosmetics, which includes Kylie Skin.  But Jenner will have heavy competition in the beauty biz, and not just from her own children; tons of other celebs, including Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and Carmen Electra, all have their own skincare brands, with Hailey Baldwin’s Rhode Beauty set to debut this year.
*******She’s also selling a belt sander that makes your face really, really smooth!!
*******It’s sad that Larry King died before HE could get his beauty line out there!!!
******If you order now, Kris will send you a bottle of her “Secret Man Destroyer!!!”

Brooke Shields Recovering From Broken Femur

Brooke Shields shared a video on Instagram of herself taking tentative steps on crutches in a hospital hallway.   “Broke my femur,” she wrote alongside it. “Beginning to mend. No matter what your challenge is, making a positive choice, for yourself, to move forward. #BeginningisNow.”  In the video the 55-year-old actress can be heard saying to a medical professional while counting her steps, “There’s only 20% weight. The goal is to to bend your  knee each time like a little bit, just so you’re not dragging it or hitching up your hip, correct?”  Celebs pals like Sharon Stone, Glenn Close, Helena Christensen and Jennifer Beals all commented with their support on the post.  Shields did not reveal how she broke her femur.
*********But hey… nice femur!!!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Eva & Ryan Engaged-After 10 Years, 2 Kids-(National Enquirer)

Longtime lovers Eva Mendes, 46, and Ryan Gosling, 40, don’t rush things-which could explain why after being together since 2011, it seems they’re finally set to marry!  The “Hitch” star sure looked like she’s getting hitched as she sported a giant ring during a recent hike.  The intensely private couple share two daughters, Esmeralda, 6, and Amada, 4.

Nikki Waltzes “DWTS” Into Therapy-(Globe)

“Total Bellas” reality star Nikki Bella’s blabbing she’s totally waltzed her cranky fiancé, Russian-born “Dancing with the Stars” twinkletoes Artem Chigvintsev, into couples therapy.  “When he gets really stressed, he doesn’t realize his tone,” complains the 37-year-old former wrestler.  “We’re actually in therapy for this.”  The pair, who share infant son Matteo, first met when they teamed up on the ABC dance competition show in 2017, while she was still with ex-fiance John Cena.  “I am quitting, he is a d**k! she recalls grousing to John about her dance partner’s coaching style.  “I remember during dress rehearsals sometimes I’d be like, ‘Is he mad at me?’  It would make me feel really off.  It was hard, it was hard on me a lot.”  Guess he’s still stepping on her toes!

Kourtney & Travis: Officially Accepted-(Us Weekly)

Travis Barker has already got the stamp of approval from one very important person in Kourtney Kardashian’s life:  ex and father of her children Scott Disick.  “He is OK with [their relationship],” a source says.  “He isn’t jealous over it.  They still have an incredibly special bond.”  Kardashian, 41, for her part, is enjoying the moment with the drummer, 45.  Adds the source, “He makes her laugh and she just adores that about him.”

More Bodyguard to Boyfriend:  Heidi Klum & Martin Kirsten-(Star)

After her split from husband Seal, the model found solace in the arms of her paid protector.  “He’s a great man and recently we just got to know each other from a completely different side,” the mom of four, now 47, gushed in 2012.  (While the America’s Got Talent judge swore she’d been faithful during her marriage, Seal accused her of “fornicating with the help.”)  In 2017, three years after his split from Heidi, Martin was the last person to see rocker Chris Cornell before he died in his Detroit hotel suite.

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“When my eyes get puffy, I pull out my Foreo Iris massager-it mimics the tapping used in traditional Asian skin care.  It looks like a vibrator, so I call it my eyebrator.  I get funny looks when I use it in the back of a car or when I go through customs at the airport.”-Gemma Chan, on her “soothing” beauty secret.

“Sometimes being bigger, people didn’t necessarily look twice at you.  And now that I’m in good shape, like, people offer to carry my groceries to the car and hold doors open.”-Rebel Wilson, who recently lost 60 pounds.

“I didn’t want, like, weird-ass names for our kids.  They’ve already going to have enough trouble.”-George Clooney, on choosing the monikers Ella and Alexander for his 3-year-old twins with wife Amal.

One Last Thing:  Allison Janney-(People)

The Oscar winner, 61, stars in the new film Breaking News In Yuba County.

Last guilty pleasure-

Last night I realized I didn’t have any food, so I made a big bowl of pasta with olive oil, butter, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese.  I go to it when I really want comfort food; it’s my heaven.

Last moment of pride-

My niece got her pilot’s license and flies around and rescues animals for Amelia Air.  And my nephew works behind the scenes I’m just so proud of everything they’re accomplishing in their lives.

Last time I was late-

I’m never late; I plan ahead.  Prior planning prevents poor performance.  I think it’s from my years of training in the theater.  If you’re late past a half hour, they replace you and the understudy goes on.

Loser of the Week-(In Touch)

Spike Lee-

The director’s acclaimed film Da 5 Bloods is snubbed by the Golden Globes-just two weeks after his daughter, Satchel, and son, Jackson, are named ambassadors for the awards show!



Puzzle Making Record

An Ontario woman is applying for a Guinness World Record after completing a 40,320-piece puzzle — the world’s largest commercially available jigsaw puzzle — in 150 hours.  Maxine Olive took on the Ravensburger Memorable Moments puzzle, a 10-panel collection of interlocking puzzles depicting characters from Disney animated movies.  Olive said she worked for about 16 hours a day on the puzzle, finishing in a total of about 150 hours.  The puzzle enthusiast live streamed video of her attempt on Twitch and posted updates on her Facebook while the work was underway.  The Ravensburger Memorable Moments puzzle, which holds a Guinness World Record for the largest commercially available jigsaw puzzle, was previously assembled with a fastest time of 423 hours by a Massachusetts man.
********She had to move all the furniture out of her house, but it was worth it!!
*******We were thinking, if we had a 150 hours to kill, would we put together the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle?? How about “no??”

Wedding Ring Found At Recycling Center

Employees at a recycling center in England came to the rescue when a man accidentally dropped his wedding ring into a sorting container.  The North Tyneside Council said James Ross was dropping off some cardboard to be recycled at the Household Waste Recycling Center in North Shields when the wedding ring fell off his finger and vanished into the depths of the container.  “It was a container where you push the rubbish through an opening. It was very cold. My hands were cold and, as I was shaking out the box, suddenly the ring was just gone. I don’t know if it caught the edge of the box, but my heart just sank,” Ross said.  Ross alerted a nearby employee, who informed officials of the incident. The machinery was shut down and soon four workers had climbed inside to search for the ring.  “It was like looking for a needle in a haystack as there was a huge mound of waste to search through and we had the added difficulty of ensuring we kept our distance and followed the COVID guidelines. We were just about to give up when I spotted it, I was over the moon,” Plant Operator Jordan Cooper said.
*******We’ve recycled a few wedding rings ourselves!!! If you know what we mean!!
******He obviously had “finger shrinkage,” which is the second-worst thing that can happen to a man!!
TOPIC: Where di YOU lose your wedding ring???

Teen Develops Massive Hairball

A teen in the U.K. who compulsively ate her own hair ended up developing a massive hairball in her stomach that tore a hole through her stomach wall, according to a new report.  The oval-shaped hairball was 19 inches long and completely filled her stomach, according to the report, published Feb. 9 in the journal BMJ Case Reports.  The 17-year-old initially went to the hospital after she fainted twice, bruising her face and scalp during the falls.  Doctors wanted to rule out a head injury, but during an exam, they also noticed a mass in the girl’s upper abdomen. The teen said she had experienced intermittent abdominal pain for the past five months, which had worsened over the two weeks prior to her hospital visit, the report said.   She also had a history of two mental health disorders: trichotillomania, or a strong urge to pull out one’s hair; and the related condition trichophagia, or the compulsive eating of hair.
*********From that old Letterman video with Jennifer Aniston, we’re thinking he might have the same problem!!
*****President Biden sent her a note: “Sniff first!! THEN eat!!!”
******That hairball made her one cool kitten!!!







9 Reusable Products That Will Save You Money Over Time

We took nine household products, searched for both reusable and disposable versions on Amazon and compared the costs. Here’s how they stacked up.




A stainless steel straw costing $0.50 (or $7.99 for a set of 16), is equal to the cost of about 8 disposable straws at 6 cents each. That means that after 8 uses, the reusable straw has essentially paid for itself — plus you’ve got 15 more left over.


Water Bottles

One reusable water bottle costing $16.30 is equal to the cost of about 25 single-use water bottles at 65 cents each.

Translation: Refill your bottle 25 times and then you’re done paying for water entirely.



Diaper prices can vary widely. For example, cheap (read: leaky) store-brand diapers cost just a few cents each, while a box of Pampers can set you back nearly $25 a week. The same is true of cloth diapers.

For this comparison, take a cloth diaper costing $5 and a disposable diaper at 29 cents. The cloth diaper has paid for itself after 17 diaper changes.

Multiply that over two years of a child’s life before potty training, and there are major savings to be had by reusing cloth diapers — many of which are adjustable to keep up with your baby’s growth.


Sandwich Bags

This set of 15 reusable, resealable bags costs $11.99, while a box of 150 Ziploc bags runs about $12.99.

Think about it this way: Before you replace that box of disposable bags, you’ve already paid more than you did for your reusable set.


Paper Towels

One cloth kitchen towel at $1.58 is less than the cost of one family-sized roll of paper towels at a cost of $2.75 per roll. Enough said.


Dryer Balls

If you’ve never heard of dryer balls, they’re little wool balls about the size of a tennis ball that you throw in your dryer with your wet laundry in place of fabric-softening dryer sheets. Because the wool can absorb some moisture from your clothes, manufacturers claim they cut down on energy use and drying time.

They can also save you some pennies. A set of six reusable wool dryer balls costs $9.97, while a box of 240 disposable dryer sheets costs just about a dollar less — but you’ll have to restock once you use them all. This one’s a no-brainer.



Did you even know there was a reusable alternative to those little pods of delectable, life-giving coffee? There totally is!

While a box of 40 Starbucks K-Cups will set you back $33.37 (OUCH), a set of four reusable pods that you just refill with your favorite ground coffee runs $10.95.



Razors are synonymous with disposable. A package of 24 of the plastic ones: $18.99. A single chrome reusable safety razor (that will make you feel like Don Draper): $14.66.

You do have to replace the blade on the reusable one. Don’t worry, they’re cheap. A box of 100 is $9.88 — about 10 cents each.


Feminine Products

Listen up, gal pals. We’re here to tell you that you are not — we repeat, NOT — doomed to pay an exorbitant monthly fee for tampons and liners and pads (not to mention Midol) simply for the privilege of being female.

With a box of 40 tampons costing $12.25 and 66 pads ringing in at $6.38 times every month of your adult life, it’s … a lot. So consider this: One pair of Thinx period underwear is $23, and a Diva cup is $32.99.

That’s a considerable up-front cost, but these products — and really all reusable replacements — are all about long-term savings.

Not to mention tossing a little less waste in the landfill.


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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