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Born on this day!! Roger Mudd is 93. Actor Janet Suzman is 82. Actor-turned-politician Sheila James Kuehl (“The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”) is 80. Singer Carole King is 79. Singer Barbara Lewis is 78. Actor Joe Pesci is 78. Author Alice Walker (“The Color Purple”) is 77. Actor Mia Farrow is 76. Singer Joe Ely is 74. Actor Judith Light (“Ugly Betty,” ″Who’s the Boss”) is 72. Saxophonist Dennis “DT” Thomas of Kool and the Gang is 70. Actor Charles Shaughnessy (“The Nanny”) is 66. Actor Ed Amatrudo (TV’s “Nashville”) is 65. Sax player Steve Wilson is 60. Country singer Travis Tritt is 58. Actor Julie Warner (“Nip/Tuck,” ″Family Law”) is 56. Actor Sharon Case (“The Young and the Restless”) is 50. Actor Jason George (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 49. Actor Amber Valletta (“Blood and Oil,” “Revenge”) is 47. Actor Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is 45. Singer Chad Wolf of Carolina Liar is 45. Actor A.J. Buckley (“CSI: NY”) is 44. Guitarist Richard On of O.A.R. is 42. Actor Tom Hiddleston (TV’s “The Night Manager,” film’s “The Avengers”) is 40. Actor David Gallagher (“Seventh Heaven”) is 36. Actor Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther,” “Creed”) is 34. Actor Rose Leslie (“Game of Thrones,” ″Downton Abbey”) is 34. Actor Camille Winbush (“The Bernie Mac Show”) is 31. Actor Jimmy Bennett (“No Ordinary Family”) is 25. Actor Evan Roe (“Madam Secretary”) is 21.


1861 – Jefferson Davis was chosen as the president of the Confederate States of America.
1943 – The battle of Guadalcanal ended with an American victory.
1950 – Senator Joseph McCarthy claimed he had evidence there were card-carrying members of the Communist Party in the State Department.
1964 – The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
1991 – Lithuanians voted overwhelmingly for independence from the Soviet Union.
2001 – A U.S. nuclear sub struck the Ehime Maru, a Japanese fishing boat.

Today Is: Cut The Cord Day, Extraterrestrial Culture Day, Extraterrestrial Visitor Day, Gwyl Mabsant, National Pizza Day, Orange Day, Read in the Bathtub Day, Safer Internet Day, Toothache 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 Kimmel: Wanda Sykes, Lucas Hedges, Waxahatchee
Jimmy Fallon: Priyanka Chopra Jonas, LaKeith Stanfield, Joy Oladokun
Stephen Colbert: John Oliver, Ingrid Andress
Seth Meyers: Casey Affleck, Anthony Atamanuik
James Corden: Elle Fanning, Sabrina Carpenter
Lilly Singh: Jagmeet Singh
Conan: Diego Luna (R 12/15/20)
Watch What Happens Live: Vanessa Bayer, Fortune Feimster
The View: Priyanka Chopra Jonas
The Talk: Drew Barrymore
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Kal Penn, Dr. Jennifer Ashton
Ellen DeGeneres: Mila Kunis
Wendy Williams: Debbie Allen
The Real: Lil’ Fizz, Sierra Gates, Monique Kelley
Kelly Clarkson: Jamie Dornan, Khloé Kardashian
Tamron Hall: Celebrating National Pizza Day
Drew Barrymore: Katherine Heigl, Lara Lee, Jen Atkin, Terrence Terrell

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

QUESTION: Why shouldn’t you put Gorilla Glue on your HAIR?? Because it’s PERMANENT!! She did it, wound up in the hospital, and now.. SHE’S SUING!!!(???)


QUESTION: Guess who ISN’T a Tom Brady fan?? PATRICK MAHOMES’ MOM!!! She was tagging and dragging Gisele Bundchen after the game!! Why?? Look!


QUESTION: Still trying to figure out what BITCOIN is?? Elon Musk moves the market on digital currencies as he hypes Dogecoin, and invests $1.5 BILLION in Bitcoin!!!


QUESTION: Tired of all those POINTLESS ZOOM CALLS?? This app lets you FAKE TECHINICAL DIFFICULTIES and get out of the tedium!!! Perfect for 2021!!!!!


QUESTION: Why do we put up with all these CRAPPY POLITICIANS? Because California is AWESOME!! What other state can say they have SURFING GOATS??

The Weeknd Explains The Face Bandages

The Weeknd hit the Super Bowl LV halftime stage on Sunday night.  He made headlines for his closing song “Blinding Lights,” during which dozens of dancers lined the football field donning full faces of bandages.   He previously told Variery about the meaning behind the bandages.  “The significance of the entire head bandages is reflecting on the absurd culture of Hollywood celebrity and people manipulating themselves for superficial reasons to please and be validated,” The Weeknd told Variety. “It’s all a progression and we watch the character’s storyline hit heightened levels of danger and absurdity as his tale goes on. “The performer has been wearing bandages and prosthetic makeup since last year while promoting his new album, “After Hours.”  “I suppose you could take that being attractive isn’t important to me but a compelling narrative is,” he admitted.  The Weeknd previously appeared at the 2020 AMAs in November with a fake bloodied and bandaged face.
*********That’s pretty deep!! We thought they were jockstraps!!
*******We thought the halftime show was OK!! As usual, we’re out of step with 90% of the audience!!
BEST TWEET: “It looked like Tito doing a Michael Jackson impression!!!”

Spears’ Fans Attacking Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is being taken to task by Britney Spears fans following the release of a new documentary about her.  “Framing Britney Spears,” a New York Times documentary, details Spears’ life in the spotlight, including mental health struggles and a conservatorship helmed by her father Jamie. One part of the fascinating documentary focuses on Spears’ youthful romance with Justin in the early 00’s — and the aftermath, which included allegations that Spears cheated on him.  Timberlake fueled the narrative with the video for his 2002 song “Cry Me A River,” which featured a blond actress, who resembles Spears, sneaking around behind his back.  Diane Sawyer then further fanned the flames when she interviewed Spears in 2003 and pushed the then-22-year-old to tears.  “You broke his heart, you did something that caused him so much pain, so much suffering. What did you do?” Sawyer hammered away at Spears.  Fans immediately took to Twitter to call out Timberlake after the doc dropped.  “Justin Timberlake needs to get his apology ready…” one person wrote, while another noted, “Watching Framing Britney Spears is a pretty easy way to feel angry about misogyny, Justin Timberlake, and how we rake every girl and young woman in the spotlight over the coals!”  “Twenty-five minutes into the nyt britney doc and ready to slowly pull out each of justin timberlake’s teeth with a wrench,” another angrily noted.
******There’s no such thing as a “Good breakup,” is there??

Johnny Depp’s New Movie Bombs

Johnny Depp’s new flick, “Minamata,” had a dismal opening weekend after being released in US theaters on Friday, Feb. 5. While he could previously rake in more than $10 million for a single scene, his name no longer appears to be a reliable promise of profitability, as the new movie has so far brought in less than $15,000, according to IMDB Pro’s Box Office Mojo.  While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted movie incomes industry-wide, “Minamata” failed to make even the top 18 domestic gross films over the three-day period, losing out to the Serbian historical drama “Dara of Jasenovac,” which reportedly raked in just $15,011, as well as the slasher comedy “Freaky,” which hit theaters 13 weeks ago and made $25,000 over the weekend.
*********Here’s how bad it was: Johnny’s fans spent $15,000 on tickets, and $20,000 on popcorn!!!
*******Nothing ruins your rep like being called a wife beater by a judge!!!!
******Arnold comes in a close second for getting the maid pregnant!!!

Thor Is Putting On The Weight

Chris Hemsworth’s stunt double is tired of eating seven meals a day to try to keep up with his size.  Bobby Holland Hanton, who is currently shooting “Thor: Love and Thunder” in Australia with Hemsworth, admitted he is feeling the pressure as the action man bulks up to be, in Hanton’s words, “the biggest Thor he’s ever been.”  Appearing on Australian morning radio show “Fitzy & Wippa” on Monday, Hanton said that while Hemsworth may have impressed fans with his body transformation for the Marvel movie, it was a grueling process behind the scenes.  “Everyone is like, ‘Wow, look at the size and him’, but I’m like yes, brilliant, now I have to put on that size as well. I text him, I’m like, ‘Thanks very much dude, this is going to be even harder this time!”‘ he told the hosts. Hanton, who first teamed up with Hemsworth on “Thor: The Dark World” in 2013, went on to say that he now takes no pleasure in eating because it has become “full on.”  “Every two hours we’re eating. It’s become a chore. I don’t enjoy eating at all every two hours.” he said of their regime.
***********How do WE get that job???
********We could weigh as much as Chris Hemsworth.. it’s just that the weight wouldn’t be distributed the same way!!!
*******When you have to wear a watch on both wrists, because your arms are in different time zones??? THAT’S big!!!!

Tom Brady Gets Praise From His Baby Momma

After Tom Brady took home the Super Bowl LV title, his ex Bridget Moynahan, with whom he shares son 13-year-old son John “Jack” Edward, sent him a sweet Instagram message.  “I am pretty sure I am not the only one from #patriotsnation celebrating @buccaneers,” Moynahan wrote alongside a photo of Brady from the game, adding hashtags “#Soproud,” “#strong” and “#greatgame.”  Back in 2019, the actress opened up in an interview with People Magazine about the scrutiny she faced after the couple’s breakup years prior. She spoke about expecting a baby with the NFL legend after they had broken up and he had moved on with now-wife Gisele Bündchen in 2007.  “Tom and I made a decision to raise a child together and we both found partners that not only supported us in raising that child, but also loved our child as if he was their own,” she said at the time. “I don’t think you can ask for more than that. My son is surrounded by love.”
*********She recovered well, after he dumped her while she was pregnant!! (true)
*****Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she’s blazing hot, and having a nice career!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Pam Does It Again!  Says ‘I Do’ To Bodyguard-(National Enquirer)

“”Baywatch” babe Pamela Anderson has taken the plunge-again.  She said “I do” to bodyguard Dan Hayhurst after the pair fell in love during lockdown!  Pam, 53, exchanged vows with the contractor in Ladysmith-the couple’s hometown in British Columbia-on Christmas Eve.  “I was married on the property I bought from my grandparents 25 years ago.  This is where my parents were married, and they are still together,” she said.

Sulking Kanye’s Divorce Denial-(Globe)

Bipolar star can’t accept he was dumped by Kim.  Kanye West’s bitter split with estranged wife Kim Kardashian has turned him into a pouting recluse determined to shut out the cruel world, sources say.  The heart-crushed 43-year-old rap mogul is “cutting himself off from the outside world” after the big-bootied 40-year-old reality babe hired a lawyer to dissolve their six-year marriage, dishes a spy.  While he has traveled to L.A., Kanye spends more of his time sitting hunkered down “in the den at his Wyoming ranch listening to music, writing poems, eating bad food and generally feeling sorry for himself,” says the source, who insists the self-made preacher “can’t seem to process that Kim’s ready to serve him papers and move on with her life.  There’s still a big part of him that thinks she’ll come crawling back on bended knees if he waits long enough.”

Miranda & Brendan:  Cheers to Two Years-(Us Weekly)

Time flies when you’re having a good time!  Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin, who celebrated their second wedding anniversary on Jan. 26, “can’t get enough of each other,” a source says.  “They’ve been on a honeymoon since they got married.”  And thanks to the pandemic, their relationship is stronger than ever.  Since she’s not on tour, Lambert, 37, and McLoughlin are “able to actually spend quality time,” says the source, adding that this has been “the happiest time of her life.”

Kourtney & Travis:  Friendship First!-(Star)

The neighbors take a leap of faith and spark up a new romance.  A long time coming?  After years of flirting, Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have upgraded their friendship into aa full-blown romance.  And they’re not trying to hide it.  On Jan. 23, the reality star, 41, and the 45-year-old rocker both shared poolside shots that made it clear they were together at her mom Kris Jenner’s Palm Springs pad.  A source says the romance has been heating up for two or three months:  “They’re having a blast-and wildly attracted to each other.”

Adele:  I Haven’t Given Up On Love-(Life & Style)

Adele’s divorce nightmare is finally over!  The “Someone Like You” singer, 32, and her estranged husband, entrepreneur-philanthropist Simon Konecki, have reached an agreement over their divorce settlement, nearly two years after announcing their split in April 2019.  “Adele couldn’t be happier,” a source says.  “As difficult as the divorce was, it was absolutely the right thing to do.  Adele hasn’t given up on love.  She still believes the right person for her is out there and for the first time in a long time, she’s excited to see what the future holds.”


“Instead of feeling proud, I felt insecure.  Simply because I didn’t fit into clothes.  How silly.”-Blake Lively, on feeling ashamed of her body after giving birth.

“Here’s the deal.  Pam is not real.  She’s played by Jenna Fischer.  We’re friends, and we are also married to other people.”-John Krasinski, trying to separate himself from his Office character’s relationship.

“I suck at giving speeches anyway.”-The Weeknd, reacting to being snubbed at the 2021 Grammys.

Bad Brother of the Week-(In Touch)

Casey:  Ben Blew It With Ana!

Poor Ben Affleck.  It’s bad enough that the 48-year-old actor got dumped by his gorgeous girlfriend of a year, Ana de Armas, but then his little brother, Casey, had to go and rub it in!  “I think she’s really, really great,” the actor, 45, gushed of the 32-year-old Knives Out star after the news of the split broke.  “She’s a catch in every way.  Ana is just the sweetest, funniest, smartest, most charming person.  I think she won’t have any problems meeting somebody else.”  Ouch!



Man Keeps Winning Lottery Ticket In Drawer

An Australian man who bought a lottery ticket for a drawing in October said he didn’t learn until three months later that he was a $1.2 million winner.  He told officials he’s been playing the lottery regularly for about 10 years, but often goes long periods without checking his tickets.  The man’s Saturday Lotto ticket for the Oct. 24 drawing, purchased from Euro Garages Australia in Hume, was a $1.2 million top prize winner, but the ticket sat in a drawer unchecked for three months.  “It has been in a drawer at home this whole time,” the winner said. “It’s crazy to think that $1.6 million [U.S. $1.2 million] has been sitting in that drawer for months!”  The winner said the money will allow him to live with financial freedom.
********He’ll have financial freedom… until he pays his taxes!!!
********We always check our tickets right after the drawing!!! Maybe that’s why we never win??
*******Maybe we should keep in our DRAWERS!!! that could be lucky!!

Lost Wallet Returned Over 50 Years Later

A California man said he was shocked when the wallet he lost 53 years ago was returned to him after being found in the place were he lost it: Antarctica.  Paul Grisham, of San Diego, said he doesn’t remember losing his wallet while serving as a meteorologist in the U.S. Navy in Antarctica in October 1967, but the wallet found during the demolition of a building at McMurdo Station, the southernmost town on Earth, definitely used to be his.  New Hampshire man Stephen Decato, who formerly worked for an agency that does snow cap research in Antarctica, said his former boss got in touch last month to ask for his help finding the owners of two wallets found during the demolition of the McMurdo Station building.  Decato’s daughter, Sarah Lindbergh, reached out to Bruce McKee of the Indiana Spirit of ’45 nonprofit foundation.  Grisham said the wallet still contains his Navy ID, his driver’s license, a tax statement, a recipe for homemade Kahlua, a beer ration punch card, receipts for money orders sent to his wife and a pocket reference card for what to do in the case of different disasters.
*********Yeah, but there was no money in it, was there??
*******Did the “emergency condom” make it???
*******He was meteorologist in Antarctica?? Isn’t that boring?? “It’s gonna be FREAKING COLD again!!!!”

Super Bowl Streaker

A Florida man is facing a misdemeanor trespassing charge after running onto the field at Raymond James Stadium during Super Bowl 55 on Sunday.  Yuri Andrade, 31, was arrested by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and booked into jail early Monday morning, according to online jail records. Sheriff’s office spokesperson Crystal Clark confirmed in an email to USA TODAY Sports that he was the trespasser at the game.  Andrade, who resides in Boca Raton, Florida, also made little effort to hide his identity in a series of Instagram posts late Sunday.  “I am the (expletive) king now,” he wrote in the caption of one post, alongside a picture of himself evading security on the field.  Andrade described himself to authorities as “self employed” in the field of “international business.” He was released from jail shortly before 8 a.m. Monday after posting a cash bond of $500. The man’s on-field stunt appeared to be an attempt to draw attention to an X-rated website, whose name was embroidered on the pink one-piece that he wore as he ran onto the field. He briefly halted play before being tackled by a security guard.
******On a positive note, the thong he was wearing sold out online!!!!
*******What a country!!! About an hour after the three coolest bombers on earth fly overhead, a guy runs down the field in a thong and bra!!!
******They should have thrown a Chiefs uniform on him and put him on the offensive line!!!!

Bikini Woman Leads Police Chase

Video captured an unnamed woman wearing a bright pink bikini and a flannel shirt lead cops on a slow-speed chase in Southern California on Wednesday afternoon, according to a report.  The short pursuit near LAX started around 2 p.m. when the woman, seen acting erratically, was caught outside of her car in the middle of the 105 Freeway.  When officers came to the scene, she drove off in her pickup truck, ending up in Redondo Beach after about 15 minutes.  The woman was charged with driving under the influence and evading police officers.  See the video HERE.
********The cops said, “Where are we? Florida???”
*******She said, “No!! If we were in Florida, I’d be butt-naked and twerking on top of your patrol car right now!!!”







Artists who should play Super Bowl halftime

The Detroit News


Taylor Swift: She’s got the hits, she’s played stadiums for years, so how come Taylor Swift hasn’t played the Super Bowl? It comes down to sponsorships: The halftime show is produced by Pepsi, and Taylor has a deal with Diet Coke. Pepsi is sponsoring the show through at least next year, so Taylor might get her chance in 2023. Until then, she’ll be sitting on the sidelines.

Rihanna: She’s got 14 number one hits and her profile has only grown since she released her last album, “ANTI,” five years ago. She’s due for a big comeback, but the Super Bowl seems an unlikely forum, since she slammed the NFL in 2019 after allegedly turning down an offer to perform at halftime, telling Vogue, “there’s things within (the NFL) that I do not agree with at all,” saying she’d be a “sellout” and an “enabler” by being a part of their show. That was before Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, Rihanna’s management firm, entered into a long-term partnership with the NFL to amplify the league’s social injustice initiatives, which could change things, but for the moment, this seems like a long shot. Too bad.

Garth Brooks: The country megastar was on his (long overdue) first-ever stadium tour when COVID-19 hit and shut down the live touring industry. He’s far from the cool choice, but Garth brings people together, and has enough material in his arsenal to deliver a feel-good, hit-packed performance for the masses.

Drake: The Canadian rapper aims to please – you saw his State Farm commercial, right? – and the dude has notched more than 100 Top 40 hits while selling out arenas for the better part of the last decade. So yeah, it’s safe to say he can fill 13 minutes of airtime on the Super Bowl.

Harry Styles: With his second solo album “Fine Line,” which featured the smash hit “Watermelon Sugar” as well as “Adore You,” Styles graduated from boy band ex-pat to legit superstar in his own right. The Super Bowl would be silly not to scoop him up ASAP (which could start rumors of an on-stage One Direction reunion, which would fuel social media hysteria for months).

Stevie Wonder: The 70-year-old living legend performed at halftime in 1999, in a show that also featured Gloria Estefan and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Yes, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. For that insult alone, Wonder deserves his own solo show.

Ed Sheeran: He’s a solo star who, all by his lonesome, can carry a stadium show, and he’s notched five songs that have surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify. Sign him up.

Foo Fighters: The last alt-rockers standing seem like the only band still interested in going big instead of going home, and since Prince already did “Best of You” on the Super Bowl stage, Dave Grohl and company need to repay the favor.

Billie Eilish: The 19-year-old would be an edgy choice, but if the NFL wants to tap into youth appeal and the sound of the future, here it is.

Eminem: The Detroit rapper is past his controversial phase, and he’s got enough sports anthems (“Till I Collapse,” “Higher”) and self-empowerment songs (“Not Afraid,” “Lose Yourself”) to turn in a rousing performance without dipping into anything that would make the league (or parents watching at home) squeamish.

Jay-Z: His affiliation with the NFL would make it seem like an inside job, but 25 years after his debut album he’s amassed a catalog of smash hits and proven himself to be one of hip-hop’s top live performers. And a cameo from Beyoncé would never hurt.

Elton John: He should have played when the halftime show was in its classic rock period — he would have been a great substitute for The Who, in 2010 — but why not add one more date to his farewell tour and make it at the Super Bowl?

Miley Cyrus: She was relegated to pre-show duties during Sunday’s show, but if she reconnects with hit songs, the halftime show is hers for the taking.

Queen and Adam Lambert: The time to do it would have been right after “Bohemian Rhapsody” hit screens, but if you want stadium rock, here it is.

Pink: It would be worth it for the acrobatics alone.


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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