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Born on this day!! Comedian Tom Smothers is 84. Singer Graham Nash is 79. Actor Bo Hopkins (film’s “American Graffiti,” TV’s “Dynasty”) is 77. Singer Howard Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers is 75. TV chef Ina Garten (“Barefoot Contessa”) is 73. Actor Jack McGee (“The McCarthys”) is 72. Actor Brent Spiner (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is 72. Bassist Ross Valory of Journey is 72. Model Christie Brinkley is 67. Actor Michael Talbott (“Miami Vice”) is 66. Actor Kim Zimmer (“Guiding Light”) is 66. Actor Michael T. Weiss (“The Pretender”) is 59. Comedian Adam Ferrara (“Rescue Me”) is 55. Bassist Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots is 55. Actor Jennifer Westfeldt (“Kissing Jessica Stein”) is 51. Rapper T-Mo (Goodie Mob) is 49. Actor Marissa Jaret Winokur is 48. Actor Lori Beth Denberg (“The Steve Harvey Show”) is 45. Steel guitarist Jesse Siebenberg of Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real is 45. Singer Shakira is 44. Actor Rich Sommer (“Mad Men” Film: “The Devil Wears Prada”) is 43. Actor Zosia Mamet (“Girls”) is 33.


1536 – The city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro de Mendoza.
1709 – Scottish sailor Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, was rescued after four years alone on an island off the coast of Chile.
1848 – The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican War, was signed. In the treaty, Mexico ceded to the United States a huge portion of what is today the American West and Southwest, including California and New Mexico.
1870 – The Cardiff Giant was revealed to be a hoax.
1876 – The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs was formed.
1887 – The first gathering at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsatawney, Pa. to wait for the groundhog’s shadow occurred.
1922 – James Joyce’s Ulysses was published.
1943 – Nazi troops surrendered in the World War II Battle of Stalingrad.
1971 – Idi Amin became dictator of Uganda.
1980 – The Abscam scandal was revealed.
1990 – South African President F. W. de Klerk lifted a ban on the African National Congress and promised to free Nelson Mandela.
2003 – Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel stepped down after 13 years.

Today Is: African American Coaches Day, Ayn Rand Day, Candelmas, Crepe Day, Crepe Day or La Chandeleur, Dump Your Significant Jerk Day, Groundhog Day, Groundhog Job Shadow Day, Hedgehog Day, Marmot Day, Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day, Sled Dog Day, “The Record of a Sneeze” Day, World Wetlands Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – NCIS   /  9:00 – FBI  /  10:00 – FBI: Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist  /  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: Drew Barrymore, Talib, Nilüfer Yanya
Stephen Colbert: Zendaya, Father James Martin
Seth Meyers: David Duchovny, Elizabeth Olsen, Wright Thompson, Matt Cameron
Conan: TBA
The Talk: TBA
Live with Kelly and Ryan: David Duchovny, Dr. Uma Naidoo
Ellen DeGeneres: Rachel Maddow, Kane Lim
The Real: Nominations for the NAACP Image Awards are revealed

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

QUESTION: When you think of pizza, do you think “DETROIT??” Pizza Hut thinks you will, as they roll out “Detroit-Style Pizza!!” Most folks are saying, “Pizza WHAT??”


QUESTION: Are you DYIN’ TO GET THAT COVID VACCINE?? You’re in the minority!!! 51% of Americans say they will either refuse or DELAY getting the shots!!!!!


QUESTION: Are you ready for THIS?? Tom Brady says he could keep playing past the age of 45!!! “Definitely open to it!!! Please, God, MAKE HIM LOSE ON SUNDAY!!!!


QUESTION: Will this year’s Super Bowl broadcast be MIND-BLOWING?? CBS says they’re leveraging new technology to give us the “most cinematic game ever!!!!!”


QUESTION: Is this the “BREAST STUNT EVER??” These ladies changed the Hollywood sign to “Hollyboobs,” but they insist it’s for a GOOD CAUSE!!! TaTa!!!!!!!!!!

Dustin Diamond Dies

Dustin Diamond, who played “Screech” on “Saved By The Bell” has died after a battle with stage 4 cancer. He was 44 years old.  He passed away early Monday morning. His condition had declined drastically over the weekend and he was taken off breathing tubes in order to transport him to hospice care. His father and girlfriend were by his side when he passed.  He was best known for his role as “Screech” in the hit teen series.  He was hospitalized in mid-January with widespread pain. He reportedly feared it was cancer, as his family has a history of it and his mother died from breast cancer.
*****We thought he acted crazy… but all grudges are off after death. R.I.P.

Wayne’s World Is Back!

Former Saturday Night Live and Wayne’s World stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey have reprised their iconic roles of Wayne and Garth in a new promo for Uber Eats.  “2020, man. That was a great year,” Wayne said before they both declared, “Not!”  “It really sucked,” Wayne continued.  “It sucked donkey,” Garth agreed.  “Good one,” Wayne told him. “We just wanted to say, we’ll see you for the game, which for legal reasons cannot be named.”  “We’ll see you on the ‘big bowl,'” Garth teased.  “The gigantic bowl,” Wayne added.  The camera then panned away from the couch where the duo was sitting to a table that has an Uber Eats bag on it.  See the ad HERE.
********Somehow, Wayne and Garth seem like the perfect dudes for Uber Eats!! Except… they’d be the ones delivering the food!!
*****”A tip??? WE’RE NOT WORTHY!!!”
******It takes a while to get your food when it’s being delivered in a 1976 Pacer!!
waynes world amc pacer

Prince Philip Covers Up The Boobs!

Former What Not To Wear co-host Susannah Constantine is still grateful to Prince Philip for coming to her rescue years ago when she had her own wardrobe malfunction at a dinner party at Windsor Castle.  She was invited to the royal dinner when she was dating the late Princess Margaret’s son Viscount David Linley.  “I was at a dinner at Windsor Castle, as one is, and sat between Prince Philip and, I think, Prince Edward, in a beautiful dress which my father had got me,” she recalled during an interview with BBC Radio’s Woman’s Hour on Monday.  “I didn’t notice anything and Prince Philip turned towards me and kind of went towards my breasts. I thought, ‘What the hell is he doing?’ ” she said.  “And I realized that the straps had broken and my bosoms were on display to the entire room. A butler came along with a safety pin and recovered my modesty,” she continued.  Constantine, who now has a podcast called My Wardrobe Malfunction featuring fashion fails, also opened up about her royal fashion mishap on her blog.  “Absolutely mortified, I snatched up the front of my dress and pulled it back over my chest. Quick as a flash, Prince Philip raised his hand and a butler appeared with two safety pins on a silver tray. I’ve no idea how he moved so quickly. Had he witnessed similar fall-outs before? Quietly and efficiently, he fixed the straps to the back of the dress,” she continued.
*****As they say, he’s the “titular” head of state!!!
******He loves to be “hands-on” in these kinds of situations!!
******No one is allowed to have larger breasts than the Queen!!
*******She looked at Edward and said, “Is that soup spoon in your pocket?? Or are you just happy to see me??”
*****Old joke: The Duke of Edinburgh walks into a bra!!!”

Josh Duhamel Replaces Armie Hammer

Josh Duhamel has reportedly been brought on to replace embattled actor Armie Hammer opposite Jennifer Lopez in the upcoming movie “Shotgun Wedding.”   Hammer stepped down from his role in the movie after scandalous messages allegedly written by him were leaked. The messages, which he denies were his, feature graphic sexual fantasies as well as allusions to the notion that he is a cannibal.   “Armie has requested to step away from the film and we support him in his decision,” a spokesperson for the production said in a statement.  Duhamel was brought on to replace Hammer and keep the movie on schedule in the wake of its original star stepping away. The outlet reports that the movie is scheduled to begin filming in the Dominican Republic on Feb. 22nd.
********Armie is eating his heart out!!!
******Could we convince him to eat Joy Behar?? She’s old and tough, but tasty!!
*****Why does he have to leave the film?? Eating the bride is an old tradition!!!

Kim K Still Wearing Kanye’s Shoes

Following rumors of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s impending divorce, she is still rocking shoes from his Yeezy brand.  In a series of Instagram photos on Sunday she posed beachside in a brown string bikini and Yeezy’s polarizing Foam Runners — aka “Yeezy Crocs.”  “Just Chillin,’” she captioned the shots.  Some followers seemed focused on Kim’s puzzling footwear choice, with one commenting, “Am I the only one wondering if they’re back together bc of the yeezy’s??” and a second adding, “Give my boy all his sneakers back !!!”  “Kim sweetie, you’re getting divorced you don’t have to wear the ugly shoes anymore,” a third tweeted.  Made partly from harvested algae, the futuristic foam footwear originally retailed for $75, but pairs are currently reselling for between $700 and $1,000 on StockX.  See the pics HERE.
*******She wants him to know she can walk all over his name!!
******We thought his clothing line was “Yeasty!!” Our bad!!!

Mission Impossible Hits Another Snag

Sources working on the seventh and latest installment of the “Mission: Impossible” movie franchise are complaining that star Tom Cruise is continuing to be a “nightmare,” the UK’s Sun reported on Saturday.  “A lot of us would love to cut our losses and leave things for a while, then pick up when we can,” one insider told the outlet.  “But Tom is completely obsessed with finishing and nothing will stop him,” the insider added.  “He’s the most determined person. It’s impressive, but a nightmare.”  Cruise is not the only issue, the outlet reported after production moved out of the UK and on to the United Arab Emirates.  Crew are worried when they’ll ever get to go home, given that direct flights between the Middle East and the UK are now being banned.  “Now many of the production team, especially the more junior staff who aren’t on big salaries, are up in arms and just want to go home,” the Sun reported.
********Tom will disavow all knowledge of their existence!!!
*******There’s a reason they call it “Mission Impossible!!” If it was easy, they’d call it “Mission Easy-Peasy!!!”
*******In the end, Tom will win!! He always does!!!!

Frasier Reboot?

A long-rumored “Frasier” revival could soon be a reality at Paramount PlusVariety has confirmed with sources that a new iteration of “Frasier” is in discussions at the ViacomCBS streaming service, though those discussions are said to be in the very early stages.  Kelsey Grammer has been trying to get the revived show off the ground for some time. According to sources, one potential snag for the show is the cost. After all, “Frasier” was a successful spinoff of the successful show “Cheers,” with both shows costing a pretty penny by the time they went off the air. Grammer and any other stars from the original series who would return for the revival would no doubt expect pay comparable to what they were making at the time the show ended.  Still, “Frasier” remains one of the most successful sitcoms of all time. The show won 37 Emmy Awards over the course of its 11 seasons and 264 episodes on NBC. Grammer starred as Frasier Crane, a reprisal of his role from “Cheers.” The series also starred David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, John Mahoney, and Peri Gilpin.
******John Mahoney is gone, so they need someone else to play Kelsey Grammer’s dad!! How many 100-eyar-old actors are there??
******In the new version, Frasier gets thrown off the air for saying the election was rigged!!
*****It seems like Dr. Phil modeled his show after Frasier!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Blake’s Gold Gift From Great Beyond-(National Enquirer)

Blake Shelton gushed over a posthumous gift-a gold record-from songwriter Earl Thomas Conley, who was also a close friend.  Conley co-wrote one of Blake’s earliest hits, “All Over Me,” and passed in 2019.  “The Voice” judge recently received the gold record from Conley’s 1985 “Greatest Hits” compilation on a plaque with his name and this message from Conley:  “Proud to be your friend.”  “Earl has been gone for close to two years now so you can imagine how shocked, happy and honored I am to receive this,” Blake shared on social media.  “It will hang proudly in my home.”

Why Betty White Never Had Kids-(Globe)

Sitcom darling Betty White’s been married three times, but never had kids-and she’s not sorry! “The Mary Tyler Moore,” “Golden Girls” and “Hot In Cleveland” star’s great love was game host hubby Allen Ludden, who she lived with until his 1981 stomach cancer death.  Betty says she was too “focused on my career” to want any rugrats.  “No, I’ve never regretted it,” says the 99-year-old star.  “I’m so compulsive about stuff, I know if I had ever gotten pregnant that would have been my whole focus.”

Kim Kardashian West:  Her Untold Story-(Us Weekly)

Kim Kardashian West is finally getting ready to file legal paperwork to end her six-year marriage to Kanye West, 43.  But it turns out that the reality star, 40, has actually been in talks with lawyers-including bigwig divorce attorney Laura Wasser-since last July. Part of Kim’s reasoning behind the meetings was to get her affairs in order beforehand, says one source.  “Kim wants the divorce settlement finalized before formally filing.”  In addition, “she also met with her advisors to figure out an exit plan that would be best for her family,” says a second source.  “Kim has had all of her and Kanye’s financials and properties ready to be split,” adds the source, and “it’s a fair deal for everyone.”

Tom & Hayley:  Mission Statement-(Star)

From on-set fling to the real thing:  Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell are planning their next steps for when Mission:  Impossible 7 wraps.  An industry insider says the Scientologist, 58, will remain in the 38-year-old actress’ native London-where they’re currently filming the action film-so they can figure out where their relationship is headed.  “Tom and Hayley really bonded over their shared desire to be in London,” says the source.  “He’s through with Los Angeles, and she prefers to let the work come to her.”  Now, they may turn their attention to scouting for a new home.  That’s no surprise to those close to the actor, known for moving lightning-fast when he’s found someone to love.  “Tom and Hayley have been inseparable,” says the source.  “And the two of them have a lot in common.”

Lily:  Racing to the Altar-(Life & Style)

COVID-19 restrictions have caused many to put their dream days on hold.  Lily Collins-who announced her engagement to director Charlie McDowell, 37, in November-isn’t willing to wait, though.  An insider says that the Emily in Paris actress, 31, would rather scale down her nuptials than put them off.  “Lily and Charlie want to marry in London, the sooner the better,” the insider says.  “She feels fine with having a small wedding with just family in attendance.”  Since Lily’s dad is Phil Collins and Charlie is the son of Mary Steenbergen and Malcolm McDowell (his stepdad is Ted Danson) even a small family gathering will be a star-studded event!


“I thought, ‘Have I gotten to that age now to where they’re singing songs about me?’”-Tim McGraw, on his initial reaction to Taylor Swift’s 2006 breakout single “Tim McGraw.”

“When I really nail it with my kids, and I say something inventive and imaginative to help them, I feel like a superhero.  Like somehow I came up with the decoding of the bomb at 0.01 seconds.”-Drew Barrymore, on her definition of happiness.

“I may be bald, but I know a thing or two about hair.  Mainly because I wish I had it.”-Dwayne Johnson, on detangling the hair of his 2-year-old daughter Tiana.

Loser of the Week-(In Touch)

Kristen Grey

Days after going viral on Twitter for boasting about how affordable it is to live in Bali (and shilling an e-book on the subject), the travel influencer is deported for violating her Indonesian visa.



Condo Board Busts Woman For Feeding Stray Cats

A condominium association in Florida is suing a 78-year-old woman over the feeding of a stray cat.  A lawsuit filed earlier this month in Tampa accuses Joan P. Hussey of breaking the rules by attracting and feeding “stray cats/animals” in and around the common areas of the Tampa Racquet Club Condominium, the Tampa Bay Times reported.  The lawsuit doesn’t specify the number of cats or other animals Hussey is alleged to be feeding.  “The continued presence of the stray cats may also induce unwanted health issues to those surrounding neighbors and/or tenants and could cause unwarranted damage to the Association’s common elements,” the lawsuit says. Hussey told the newspaper she only feeds a black-and-white cat she had fixed years ago and calls Cleo.
********Ever live in a condo?? Then you know this story is not unusual!!
*****Condo boards are so fascistic, even Hitler would go, “Damnnnnn!!”

Deer Rescued From Rope Swing

Animal control officers in Michigan rescued a deer found with its antlers entangled in an old rope swing suspended from a tree.  Berrien County Animal Control Officer Mat Kuntz said he responded to a call for assistance from the St. Joseph Police Department when the buck was found caught on the rope swing.  “Upon arrival, the buck managed to really get himself stuck, he dug himself a hole, literally and figuratively. He was really worked up and buried deep in muck,” Kuntz said in a Facebook post.  Kuntz said it took about 20 minutes for the rescuers to calm the deer enough to free him from the swing.  He said the deer was released unharmed.  See the pics HERE.
*******Just in case you thought, “Having antlers would be cool!!!”
*******His mate thought she was a lot of doe, but in the end, she was under a buck!!!

Star Wars Lego Record

A 12-year-old Lego enthusiast in Kentucky broke a Guinness World Record by building a Star Wars Millennium Falcon micro fighter kit in under 2 minutes.  Guinness said Haddon Haste, 12, of Louisville, assembled the Millennium Falcon micro fighter kit in 1 minute, 59.72 seconds, setting a record for the fastest time to build the model.  Matthew Haste, the boy’s father, said Haddon wanted to break a Guinness World Record while stuck at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic and found a record that combined his love of Lego building with his love of Star Wars.  “I am proud of my son for his hard work on this record attempt and I am grateful for your organization for encouraging him to pursue something meaningful in the midst of an otherwise difficult year,” Matthew Haste told Guinness officials.
********With those kinds of skills, he’s a shoo-in for a job in a Chinese toy factory!! Only he’s a little too old!!
********It’s great when they put the Lego toys together.. that means you won’t be stepping on stray pieces in the middle of the night!!

Possum Rescued From Electrical Box

Firefighters in Australia were summoned to a power pole to rescue a possum that was stuck in the pole’s protective cover.  Fire and Rescue New South Wales said crews responded to a power pole in Umina after being contacted by the Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service charity.  The possum was found trapped deep inside the pole guard.  The firefighters used specialist rescue equipment to guide the possum through the guard to freedom. The animal was taken for veterinary assessment by officials and will be released back into the wild.
*******That possum gets better medical care than most of our union members!!







9 Surprising Uses for Windex That Go Beyond Cleaning Glass

The Penny Hoarder


  1. Moving Large Pieces of Furniture

Los Angeles-based interior designer John Linden uses Windex to slide large items that are stuck or too heavy to move.

“All we need to do is to spritz some in front of the objects we want to move before pushing the item,” Linden says. He’s then able to easily move that piece of furniture to its place.

As long as you use the ammonia-free version of Windex, you can use it on any type of flooring, including hardwood.


  1. Cleaning Carpets and Upholstered Furniture

You thought Windex only worked on glass? Linden says he’ll often spray Windex onto small stains, leaving it for 20 minutes to soak. Then he wipes right off the furniture.

Make sure to use the clear formula for this, as the blue formula may leave its own stains.


  1. Insect Repellant

The smell of ammonia is strongly disliked by many insects, says Andrew Barker, founder of Homeowner Costs. As a result, Barker suggests spraying Windex by open windows and doors to keep bugs at bay.


  1. Clean Your Car

Windex is also a great cleanser for cars, says Deidre Fisher, owner of Simply Bliss Cleaning in Salt Lake City, Utah. Use it on window and mirror smudges, on dashboards, the steering wheel and any plastic and leather surface.

It’s also great for cleaning the screens and dials. “I just recommend spraying the cloth first and not the electronics directly,” Fisher says.


  1. Washing Makeup Brushes

Makeup artist and lifestyle blogger Kerrin Jackson has been using Windex to clean her brushes and airbrush parts for more than a decade.

“They make light work of breaking down the alcohol-based makeups and heavy-duty body makeup products that can sometimes be stubborn and difficult to clean from the inner workings of the airbrush parts,” Jackson says.


  1. De-greasing Your Kitchen

Use Windex on your exhaust fans and range hoods in your kitchen, suggests Diana Rodriguez-Zaba, president of ServiceMaster Restoration by Zaba, a cleaning company in Chicago.

Rodriguez-Zaba suggests spraying Windex on the surfaces and letting it stand for 5-10 minutes, then wiping it clean and rinsing with water to remove any remaining chemical residue.


  1. Cleaning Your TV Screen

Got a dusty TV? Dust is usually very prevalent on televisions because everyone is scared to clean them. But spray some Windex on a soft cloth and you’re good to go, says Abe Navas, general manager of Emily’s Maids, a house cleaning service in Dallas.


  1. Removing Stains From Clothing

It works well for red wine, tomato sauce, ketchup and more, says Jen Stark, founder of Happy DIY Home, a gardening and home improvement blog.

“You can lightly spray the stain with Windex and let it sit for 15 minutes, as long as the clothing item isn’t a delicate silk,” Stark said. “Get a clean cloth and blot at the stain before rinsing it in cold water.”

Follow this by washing the clothing as recommended. Make sure you use clear Windex for this task.


  1. Cleaning Patio Furniture and Outdoor Surfaces

Benjamin Nguyen, owner of Full Color Cleaners, says he uses Windex to clean his patio furniture, making it look as good as new. It will clean everything from the furniture to outdoor surfaces, including brick.

For this task, go the extra mile and snag the Windex Outdoor Concentrated Cleaner, which is a 32 oz. spray bottle that attaches onto a hose ($27.66). Spray onto your aluminum siding, your brick, your windows — and with this tool, you won’t even need a ladder to do it.


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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