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Born on this day!!  Actor Mitchell Ryan (“Dharma and Greg”) is 88. Director Joel Zwick (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) is 80. Country singer Naomi Judd is 76. Musician Robert Earl Keen is 66. Actor Phyllis Logan (“Downton Abbey”) is 66. Guitarist Vicki Peterson of The Bangles is 64. Actor Kim Coles (“Living Single”) is 60. Former child actor Dawn Lyn (“My Three Sons”) is 59. Guitarist Tom Dumont of No Doubt is 54. Singer Mary J. Blige is 51. Musician Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers is 51. Actor Amanda Peet is 50. Actor Rockmond Dunbar (“Heartland,” “Soul Food”) is 49. Actor Aja Naomi King (“How To Get Away With Murder”) is 37. Reality star Jason Wahler (“Laguna Beach,” ″The Hills”) is 35. Singer Cody Simpson is 25.


1935 – Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.
1964 – The first government report regarding the dangers of cigarette smoking was issued by the U.S. Surgeon General, Luther Terry.
1973 – Baseball’s American League adopted the “designated hitter” rule which allowed another player to bat for the pitcher.
2002 – The first al-Qaeda prisoners arrive at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
2003 – Outgoing Illinois governor George Ryan cleared the state’s death row by commuting the sentences of 167 inmates.
2011 – The Arab Spring movement begins in Tunisia when demonstrators take to the streets to protest chronic unemployment and police brutality.

Today Is: Cigarettes Are Hazardous To Your Health Day, Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, National Poetry at Work Day, National Shop For Travel 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 –  Judge Steve Harvey  /  9:00 – Abbott Elementary /  9:30 – Blackish   /  10:00 – Queens
FOX – 8:00 – 911 Lone Star  /  9:00 – Our Kind Of People
CW – 8:00 –  Superman and Lois  /  9:00 – Naomi

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jacob Elordi, Joshua Ray Walker
Stephen Colbert: Bradley Cooper, Robert Finley with Dan Auerbach
Seth Meyers: John Cena, Ana Gasteyer, Hanya Yanagihara, Bianca Richardson
James Corden: Andrew Garfield, Jamie Dornan, Laurie Kilmartin (R 11/11/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Lala Kent, James Kennedy
The Talk: Margaret Cho
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jamie Dornan, Maggie Q, Dr. Melina Jampolis
Ellen DeGeneres: John Cena, Parquet Courts
The Real: Vivica A. Fox
Kelly Clarkson: Leslie Jones, Chris Martin, Melissa McCarthy, Deon Cole, Jimmy Fallon, Max Greenfield, Bowen Yang
Drew Barrymore: Jenna Ortega, Fred Savage, Elisha “EJ” Williams

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

QUESTION: Did they film this for a MOVIE?? LAPD rescues pilot from a downed plane SECONDS before a train demolishes the craft!!!!


QUESTION: Will TEXAS MOTHER replace FLORIDA WOMAN? She locked her child in the TRUNK so he wouldn’t give her the COVID!!!! 


QUESTION: Can you tell when your partner is LYING?? A Brit psychiatrist gives you the SEVEN SIGNS that you’re living with a BLUFFER!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Does he smell like BACON?? Man gets PIG HEART in risky transplant operation!!! (But he still can’t get IVERMECTIN! Too dangerous!)
In this photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, members of the surgical team show the pig heart for transplant into patient David Bennett in Baltimore on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. On Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 the hospital said that he's doing well three days after the highly experimental surgery. (Mark Teske/University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP)

QUESTION: Would you want another woman to show up at your wedding looking like THIS? Kendall Jenner steals the show!! (What else is new??)
Controversial: Kendall Jenner is insisting she got the bride’s approval to wear a controversial skin-baring Monôt gown to Lauren Perez’s wedding in November 2021

Platinum Jubilee Plans Announced

Royal officials have unveiled plans this weekend to celebrate 70 years on the throne for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, better known as the Platinum Jubilee.  The year-long celebration, which will be spread out during 2022, will begin in February when judging begins for a dessert competition that’s currently seeking entries for a recipe dedicated to the Queen.  Five finalists will ultimately be picked to attend a live final on March 14 before a panel of judges, including Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry and Buckingham Palace head chef Mark Flanagan. The winning recipe will be made public and served at jubilee events.  Queen Elizabeth II began her reign on Feb. 6, 1952, on the day her father, King George VI, died. This year, she will become Britain’s only monarch to ever receive a Platinum Jubilee.  Officials said that Windsor Castle will host a three-day celebration from May 12-15 that includes a 90-minute artists program and performances from actors, musicians and dancers. The show will also include international military displays and more than 500 horses in the arena used by Royal Windsor Horse Show. On June 2, the queen will celebrate her birthday with a four-day holiday weekend with events at her private residence, which visitors can attend.  The queen’s birthday parade will feature more than 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians and begin at Buckingham Palace. It will include members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages and end with a Royal Air Force fly-over. More than 1,500 beacons across Britain, its territories and commonwealth countries will also be lit in her honor.
********Did she mention that the Chippendale’s Dancers are giving a private performance??
*****Charles is begging her to include a “strip poker night!!”
******Camilla is having her mane brushed, and getting a monogrammed oat bag just for the occasion!!!
****The Queen is so excited, she almost slid off her throne!!!

Nickelodeon Teams Up With The NFL

Nickelodeon and CBS Sports have teamed up to present a special, kid-friendly presentation of the NFL’s upcoming Wild Card Game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers.  The game will be broadcast on Nickelodeon on Sunday starting at 4:30 p.m. EST. The special presentation will air alongside CBS Sports’ broadcast of the game.  Nickelodeon viewers will experience enhanced on-field graphics, augmented reality including an AR blimp that will fly around the stadium and new takes on the pregame and halftime shows.  CBS Sports’ Noah Eagle, former NFL star Nate Burleson and Nickelodeon star Gabrielle Nevaeh Green of That Girl Lay Lay fame will serve as announcers.  Fans can also vote on which player earns the Nickelodeon Valuable Player award through The halftime show will additionally feature a special look at upcoming Nickelodeon animated series Big Nate, based on the best-selling children’s book series by Lincoln Peirce.  The NFL Wild Card Game can be streamed through the NFL app while CBS Sports’ telecast can be streamed through Paramount+ and the CBS Sports app.
*********One winning child will receive an NFL Teddy Bear made out of Al Michaels’ belly button lint!!
*******At the end of the game, the kids will be told that both teams won.. so they won’t be traumatized!!

Bob Saget’s Family Reacts To Death

Bob Saget’s family has issued a statement following his death at 65.  He was found in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.  “We are devastated to confirm that our beloved Bob passed away today,” the Saget family said in the statement. “He was everything to us and we want you to know how much he loved his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter.  “Though we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in remembering the love and laughter that Bob brought to the world.”  The Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the actor was pronounced deceased on the scene at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando.  “Earlier today, deputies were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call about an unresponsive man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget & pronounced deceased on scene. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case,” a tweet read.  He leaves behind his wife, Kelly Rizzo. The two wed in 2018 at a ceremony in Santa Monica, California. He also is survived by three adult daughters and their mother, his ex-wife, Sherri Kramer.
*********And no matter what they say, he DID NOT just receive the booster shot!! Or did he??
*******Talk about America’s Most Tragic Home Videos!!

Kanye West Docuseries Teaser

A younger Kanye West is featured in a new trailer for his upcoming docuseries, set to premiere on Feb. 16th.  “Me and Fest got into argument, God I feel like he disrespected me, man. Say I wasn’t a genius yet,” said West in the brief official teaser. “But who are you to call yourself a genius,” Rhymefest asked. Kanye then smiles at the camera.  The teaser, which dropped Monday, offers a little over a minute of footage from the “three-week global event” of a documentary which has been “over 21 years in the making,” the promotional material hypes.  The doc, “Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy” promises to “Step inside the journey of Kanye West” through the stockpile of footage directors Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah — also known as Coodie & Chike — have been acquiring of the rapper and entrepreneur over the past two decades.  Although he was not creatively involved in the film’s creation, it is much anticipated for the filmmakers’ enviable, years-worth of access. West is said to have given Coodie & Chike implied consent for them to move forward with the project simply by way of granting them access to his life for the past nearly half of it.  Netflix reportedly shelled out $30 million for the doc, and ahead of it even having a title.  See the trailer HERE.
*********Let’s just skip to the good part… the honeymoon with Kim!!!
*****It takes a really honest man to admit he’s a genius!!

Spider-Man Continues To Break Records

Spider-Man: No Way Home” took in $33 million for the fourth consecutive weekend, Deadline reported.  This puts the cumulative gross at a mind-boggling $668.7 million, which will make it the sixth-highest grossing film at the domestic box office, eclipsing James Cameron’s “Titanic” ($659.3 million).  In fact, given “No Way Home’s” momentum, it’s likely on track to surpassing another Tom Holland blockbuster: “Avengers: Infinity War” ($678.8 million).  However, these record-making totals don’t factor in inflation, which would put “Titanic’s” two-decade-old gross at higher than $1 billion today. Meanwhile, “Titanic” has grossed $2.2 billion globally — approximately $3.8 billion in today’s money — compared to “No Way Home’s” $1.5 billion at the international box office.  Along with being a commercial hit, the John Watt Spider-Man reboot franchise’s finale is also a critical hit, scoring a 93% fresh rating with critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
*********Show off!!
*******We’re thinking there might be another Spidey flick… if Tom wants to do it!!
*******Who said the theater business is dead?? Maybe they just haven’t been making good movies!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!

J Lo Moves Mom in to Tame the Chaos – (National Enquirer)

Frazzled Jennifer Lopez is moving her meddling mom into the home she shares with volatile beau Ben Affleck in a bid for more stability, sources told the National Enquirer. The power couple’s renewed romance took a hit when Affleck, 49, dissed ex-wife Jennifer Garner during a bombshell interview. Although sources say Jennifer, 52, was miffed, she later publicly stated she “couldn’t have more respect for Ben as a father, a co-parent and a person.”

Now, J Lo’s 76-year-old mom, Guadalupe – frequent guest in the diva’s $28 million LA mansion over the holidays – is lined up to make a permanent move from her current digs in upstate New York. “J Lo and Ben are not exactly in the Martha Stewart category when it comes to homemaking. They just put too much effort into their professional lives to be cooking, cleaning and throwing parties,” said an insider. “That’s become Lupe’s specialty. She adores Ben and wants to be there for both of them as a confidante and sensible guiding force.”

Succession Battle Looming Over SNL – (The Globe)

Saturday Night Live heavyweight Lorne Michaels, 77, is mulling retiring from the long-running NBC sketch show. ”I think I’m committed to doing this show until its 50th anniversary, which is in three years. I’d like to see that through, and I have a feeling that’d be a really good time to leave,” he spills So who’ll replace TV’s comedy kingpin? Showbiz know-it-alls say he’s sparking a Succession-type drama behind the scenes, and it’s no laughing matter!! Ben Affleck’s ex-galpal, 41-year-old SNL producer Lindsay Shookus, is Lorne’s “right hand” and “will fight for the gig like a gladiator,” whisper backstage blabs. Others tattle he’ll “gladly hand over the reins” to his fave shining star and former head writer, 51-year-old Tona Fey!! Stay tuned…

James Franco: Addicted to Sex – (Star)

The fallout continues for James Franco. Two former students who have accused the Pineapple Express actor of sexual misconduct came out swinging after the 43-year-old blamed his bad behavior on sex addiction on the Jess Cagle Podcast. Along with admitting that he had cheated in all his relationships, James allowed that having sex with students at the acting school he founded was “probably not a good thing.” Then he tried to explain his actions by saying he was “completely blind to the power dynamics” at the time – and had sought treatment for his addiction. The former students couldn’t stay silent. “It is unbelievable after agreeing to a $2.4 million settlement, he continues to downplay the survivors’ experiences and ignore their pain.”

Last Laughs – (In Touch)

“Only two or three more Spider-Mans ‘till we’re out of this pandemic.” – Sam Morril

“Scientists have discovered a giant planet orbiting a massive pair of extremely hot stars. In other words, just a normal pack of photographers tailing J Lo and Ben Affleck.” – Paul Lander

“In a new survey, 70 percent of American dog owners say their dog overeats during the holidays. You know your dog overeats when he drops an Alka-Seltzer in the toilet bowl before drinking.” – Jimmy Fallon



Xmas Lottery Ticket Wins Big

A lottery ticket placed in a Virginia college student’s Christmas stocking by his mother ended up winning him a $1 million prize.  Brian Donohue, a math major at the University of Virginia, told Virginia Lottery officials he awoke Christmas morning to find his mother had placed a Bank a Million ticket for the Dec. 22 drawing in his stocking.  Donohue checked the numbers from the drawing — 4-8-21-25-32-35 — and discovered he had won the top prize of $1 million after taxes.  The Virginia Lottery’s Bank a Million game calculates its winnings so players receive their $1 million, $500,000 or $250,000 prizes after federal and state tax withholdings.
**********He’s a math major, so he called his mom and said, “A million?? That’s almost a Brazilian!!!”
*********And suddenly… that cheerleader he’s interested in, just got interested in HIM!!
******That’s a lot better than that package of Lifesavers we got!!!

DNA Test Shows Guy Had Many Siblings

A Nebraska man said an at-home DNA test led to a shocking discovery — he and his brother have 18 half-siblings about whom they never knew.   Quinten Saathoff, of Franklin, said his younger brother used a 23andMe DNA kit and both men were shocked when it revealed they were donor-conceived, a fact that had never been revealed to them before.  Saathoff said he took his own 23andMe DNA test, and was surprised to find out he had 18 half-siblings from his biological father.  “I just remember thinking, ‘Wow!'” Saathoff told NTV.  Saathoff said he tracked down some of his previously unknown siblings and contacted them on social media.  “I can completely understand if you don’t want to respond to this, but if you do, it looks like we are half-siblings, and I was just curious to know if you had any other information about it, or if you’re interested in building a relationship,” Saathoff wrote.  He said he soon received responses from half-siblings in Nebraska, Texas, North Carolina, Maryland and North Dakota.
**********His dad’s name? Johnny Appleseed!!!
*******20 years from now, this is gonna happen to Nick Cannon’s kids!!

No “Woke” Wanted In Florida

“Woke” New Yorkers in Palm Beach, Fla., were told to “stay out of Florida” in a series of fliers that concerned community members and prompted a police investigation over the weekend.  Palm Beach police confirmed that it investigated fliers that were stuck onto New York-licensed cars parked on the wealthy island that read, “If you are one of the those ‘woke’ people — leave Florida. You will be happier elsewhere, as will we.”  “The Department was notified on Sunday by concerned community members,” Capt. Will Rothrock told Fox News. “We looked into this issue and ultimately determined it was a non-criminal matter. We have no further comment or expected updates on it at this time.”  It was unclear who posted the fliers on the cars.  Palm Beach has a heavy influx of tourists at this time of year, with visits to its resorts, restaurants and beach.
**********Of course, all the “woke” people curled up in a ball and started crying!! (not)
*******It did kinda look like all the “progressive” politicians were partying in Florida over the holidays!!

Mafia Fugitive Spotted On Google Street View!

A Sicilian mafia fugitive who was on the run for nearly 20 years was caught after being spotted on Google Street View.  Gioacchino Gammino, 61, was tracked down to Galapagar in Spain – a town near Madrid – after a picture showed a man resembling him chatting outside a fruit shop.  Police had suspected he was in the country but had been unable to find him.  “The photogram helped us to confirm the investigation we were developing in traditional ways,” said Nicola Altiero, deputy director of Italy’s anti-mafia unit (DIA).  Gammino was going by the name of Manuel, according to Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper, and had previously worked as a chef at a restaurant called La cocina de Manu (Manu’s kitchen).  A Facebook profile for the now-closed restaurant revealed a photo of Gammino – recognisable by a scar on the left side of his chin – and the business even offered a “Sicilian dinner”.  The Street View that proved his downfall also shows him outside another establishment bearing his fake name, El huerto de Manu – or Manu’s orchard.  Gammino was the boss of the Stidda mafia group in Agrigento, Sicily, according to La Repubblica. The group is often rivals with the well-known Cosa Nostra mafia.
*********You can run but you can’t hide!!!! Not in 2022!!









The Worst Dieting Red Flags And Buzzwords To Watch Out For



Red flag #1: You’re always hungry on your eating plan

If you, like most people, associate dieting with being hungry, then you’ve already come across your first red flag. ”Hunger shouldn’t be a problem on any diet,” Amanda Frankeny, registered dietitian and program director of the Food Dignity Movement, told HuffPost. Plans should include a wide range of foods and sufficient calories, from carbs like whole grains to fruits and vegetables, lean sources of protein and healthy fats to ensure most of the dieters’ vitamins and nutrients are eaten. Frankeny recommends that as a baseline, women should be eating around 2,000 calories a day and men 2,500, though this depends on age, weight, activity and other factors.

Red flag #2: Your new eating plan isn’t flexible

“There is no one-size-fits-all to food or nutrition,” registered dietitian Marissa Meshulam told HuffPost. “Finding a diet plan online is likely not going to stick or be successful because it is not going to take into account your personal needs, lifestyle and preferences.” If you hate tofu, then scrap a plan that has you eating it three times a day. Allowing for flexibility in your diet means you can create sustainable and incremental changes, the type that our dietitians say is the best way toward lasting weight loss.


Red flag #3: Plans that cut out entire food groups

Fad diets like the one that encouraged just cabbage soup or only consuming grapefruit may sound funny now, but they continue to crop up in different and nefarious forms today. “Be wary of any diet or person that advises you to cut out a whole food category from your diet,” Kim Rose Francis, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, told HuffPost. “For a long time, carbs have been touted as the ‘bad guy,’ and unfortunately, this notion is here to stay. The truth is that any claim that lists foods as ‘bad’ is a major red flag.”


Red flag #4: Your eating plan morally demonizes certain foods

Forget about moralizing food. “Skip products or diets that induce guilt,” Frankeny shared. “When we label foods as good or evil, it influences our perception and behaviors around them.” While sugar and white bread are often on the ‘bad’ list today, food is more than simple nourishment. We use it in celebrations, for pleasure, as part of our traditions, and so much more. Frankeny explained, “Listen to your body, and let it eat different foods at different times without judging these choices.”


Buzzy products to watch out for

The dietitians we spoke with cautioned readers to be wary of the following types of products:


Proprietary supplement blends: Our dietitians encouraged a careful reading of the label if you’re adding a supplement to your diet regimen. “Be careful if a product is not telling you exactly what is in it,” Meshulam said. “Supplements are not well regulated in the U.S., which can be sketchy. Look for third-party testing on supplements.”


Low-calorie products: “Any product marketed as ‘low calorie’ is a red flag to me,” Meshulam said. “Calories are energy. Food is meant to be energy. Do you want low energy food?”


Unregulated terms: We’ve all read about the immune-boosting benefits of certain foods ― I’m looking at you, orange juice. But nebulous terms like these don’t necessarily mean anything that can be measured in a lab. “Does a food or diet advertisement contain words like ‘miracle,’ ‘immune-boosting,’ ‘secret,’ ‘proprietary blend’ or ‘cure’?” Frankeny asked. “These words are used to appeal to your emotions and are not scientific or medical words.”


Superfood: Watch out for this unregulated term because “no one can claim that a superfood is capable of treating a disease or its symptoms,” according to Frankeny.


The food combining trend: “There is no evidence that combining certain foods or eating foods at specific times of day will help with weight loss,” Jerlyn Jones, registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, told HuffPost. “Eating the ‘wrong’ combinations of food doesn’t cause them to turn to fat immediately or to produce toxins in your intestines, as some plans claim.”


Detox: No tincture, tea, supplement or diet will help detox your body. Your organs naturally detox every day. “The imagined goal of a detox diet is to rid you of your toxins. Believe it or not, ‘nutritional detoxing’ isn’t really scientific in nature,” Frankeny 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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