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Born on this day!! Country singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys is 82. Actor Anthony Andrews is 73. Actor Kirstie Alley is 70. Radio personality Rush Limbaugh is 70. Country singer Ricky Van Shelton is 69. Radio and TV personality Howard Stern is 67. Director John Lasseter (“Toy Story,” “Cars”) is 64. News correspondent Christiane Amanpour is 63. Actor Oliver Platt is 61. Singer-director Rob Zombie is 56. Actor Olivier Martinez (“Unfaithful,” “Blood and Chocolate”) is 55. Rapper TBird of B-Rock and the Bizz is 54. Model Vendela is 54. Actor Farrah Forke (“Wings”) is 53. Actor Rachael Harris (“Lucifer”) is 53. Singer Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine is 51. Rapper Raekwon of Wu Tang Clan is 51. Actor Zabryna Guevara (“Emergence”) is 49. Singer Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay is 48. Bassist Matt Wong of Reel Big Fish is 48. Singer Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) of the Spice Girls is 47. Contemporary Christian singer Jeremy Camp is 43. Singer Amerie is 41. Actor Issa Rae (“Insecure”) is 36. Singer Zayn (One Direction) is 28. Singer Ella Henderson is 25.


1773 – The first public museum in the U.S. was established in Charleston, S.C.
1896 – H. L. Smith took the first X-ray photograph. It was a hand with a bullet in it.
1915 – The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote.
1932 – Hattie W. Caraway, a democrat from Arkansas became the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
1964 – One month after Zanzibar became independent, the ruling Zanzibar Nationalist Party was overthrown in a violent coup.
1991 – A divided Congress gave President Bush the go-ahead on the Persian Gulf War.
1998 – Nineteen European countries signed an agreement banning human cloning.
2010 – Haiti is dealt a catastrophic blow when a magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes 10 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince, the country’s capital. It is the region’s worst earthquake in 200 years. The number of fatalities were between 46,000 and 85,000 people.

Today Is: Asarah B’Tevet, Kiss A Ginger Day, National Hot Tea Day, National Poetry at Work Day, National Shop For Travel 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 –  Captain America: Winter Soldier
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: Kyra Sedgwick, Aldis Hodge, JP Saxe
Jimmy Fallon: Anne Hathaway, Lilly Singh, Jazmine Sullivan
Stephen Colbert: James Comey, Lili Reinhart
Seth Meyers: Carey Mulligan, Leslie Jordan, Neil Gaiman
James Corden: Liam Neeson, Pillow Queens
Lilly Singh: Brie Larson
Conan: Marshawn Lynch (R 12/8/20)
Watch What Happens Live: Kameron Westcott, Cheyenne Jackson
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Anne Hathaway, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Jeanette Jenkins
The Real: Wayne Brady
Kelly Clarkson: Milo Ventimiglia, Folake Olowofoyeku, Ronnie Woo
Tamron Hall: Rachel Brosnahan, Marsha Stephanie Blake
Drew Barrymore: Carrie Underwood

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

QUESTION: Can you name a living creature that has the DNA, of a MAMMAL, a REPTILE, and a BIRD??? We can.. (and NO, it’s not a politician!! Believe it or not!!)


QUESTION: Is this now the TOUGHEST JOB IN SHOWBIZ?? Ken Jennings starts his fill-in stint as host of “Jeopardy,” and loses it while talking about Alex Trebek!!


QUESTION: Is Twitter’s Trump ban “problematic??” Germany’s Angela Merkel thinks so!!! Many other western leaders chime in, too, including Macron in France!!!!


QUESTION: Are you into fantasy football, but frustrated because you CAN’T WIN A TROPHY?? Problem solved!! Mark Cuban just invested $500k in “Trophy Smack!!”


QUESTION: Did this get your hopes up?? If you’re a Trump-hater, maybe!! The State Department website was apparently HACKED with this post yesterday!!!!!!!

Sex And The City Reboot

HBO Max has announced plans for a Sex and the City sequel series starring original cast members Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis and executive produced by Michael Patrick King.  “The series will follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s,” the streaming service said in a press release Sunday.  The 10-episode, half-hour series is called And Just Like That.  Filming is scheduled to begin in New York in the late spring.  “I grew up with these characters, and I can’t wait to see how their story has evolved in this new chapter, with the honesty, poignancy, humor and the beloved city that has always defined them,” Sarah Aubrey — head of original content at HBO Max — said in a statement.  Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha, has said in recent years she is not interested in revisiting the role.
*****It’s been a few years since they got together last time. They needed to let their vaginas heal up!!! (too much?)
******It’s called “Sex and the City: The Lonely Years!!!”
*****They’ll be looking for love in their 50s.. which means the show is basically about dating apps!!
UPDATE!! Daily Mail says they’ll be paid more than $1 MILLION each per episode. 

Meghan and Harry May Reunite With Royal Family

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will reportedly reunite with the royal family this spring — one year after stepping back as senior members and moving to the United States.   According to the Sunday Times, they plan to fly to the United Kingdom in June to attend the Trooping of the Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade.  The celebration will mark Queen Elizabeth’s 95th birthday and will be the first national celebration since the pandemic started in March.  “The current plan is for the queen’s birthday parade to go ahead in London as normal, with the acceptance that it may need to be adapted or scaled back depending on what guidelines are in force at the time,” a royal source told the Times. “But the aspiration and the ultimate desire is to make it happen.”  Due to the lockdowns in 2020, last year’s Trooping of the Colour took place at Windsor Castle instead of Buckingham Palace and was a much smaller affair.  The last time Markle and Harry made a public appearance as royal family members in England was on March 9, 2020, at the Westminster Abbey Commonwealth service.  They now live in Montecito, Calif., with their 1-year-old son, Archie.
******We wanna see the Queen blow out 95 candles!!
******They should make them the trick kind that keep re-lighting!!
******They’re on a budget this year… so they’ve dropped the “u” out of “colors!!!”
********Don’t tell Meghan.. but Archie aint goin’ back to America!!!!

Diddy’s Home Robbery

A person tried to break into Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ home in Los Angeles last Thursday.  A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department says that officers conducted a burglary investigation at Combs’ Toluca Lake mansion on Jan. 7 at 1:38 p.m. PT.   “A report was taken, but we can’t disclose any victim information,” the rep said. The officer did not say whether suspects have been arrested.  It is unclear whether anyone was home at the time of the incident, but TMZ reports that a caretaker discovered the break-in.  Diddy has been spending most of his time in Miami amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The home where the attempted burglary took place was Diddy’s house with his late ex, Kim Porter. She died at the property in Nov. 2018.
*******No he didn’t!!! Diddy??
*****Gee… why would you rather be in Miami?? Is it because you’re FREE???

The Bachelor Mansion Owner Reveals All

The owner of the luxury Nemacolin in Pennsylvania — where this season of ABC’s “The Bachelor” filmed — says “sex and love is in the air” at the property. The resort’s CEO, Maggie Hardy Knox, told Page Six of the show shooting at the location: “Sometimes there’s some hanky-panky going on where it should not have been, but I can’t tell you everything that was going on. We are on 3,000 acres. So there’s a lot of land, and a lot of woods out there. There were things going on inside and outside of the hotel all the time.”  Things apparently got so frisky, “We actually found a used condom in the tree branch.”  Hardy Knox, who inherited the property in 1986 that holds an estimated $45 million worth of artworks, said of hosting the show: “People are bored… we’re in quarantine, we are here to serve in any way that we can. We are here to make sure all of our guests are happy all the time.”  “The Bachelor” airs Mondays on ABC starring Matt James, the first black bachelor as the lead after 25 seasons.
********Maybe it was a condom tree???
******This promises to be the most wholesome bachelor show ever!!! Which aint sayin’ much!!
******This show is like a trailer park with tuxedos!!!

Kate Hudson Hoping For Family Reunion

On Friday’s episode of her “Sibling Revelry” podcast with older brother Oliver Hudson, Kate Hudson spoke about estranged father Bill Hudson, and how “it would be nice to connect a little bit” with their half-siblings.  “You know what I have been thinking about lately? Dad,” Kate said.  “I was thinking — I’ve been thinking a lot about Dad. I’ve been thinking about our sisters, that we don’t spend any time with, and our brother. Brothers. We’ve got four siblings we don’t spend any time with,” she continued.  Bill was married to Kate and Oliver’s mother, Goldie Hawn, from 1976-1982. He later married actress Cindy Williams, with whom he has two children, daughter Emily, and son Zachary. He also has a daughter, Lalania, from another relationship.  Hawn and Kurt Russell have been together since 1983 and share one son, Wyatt Russell, 34. Kurt also has a son, Boston, 40, with ex Season Hubley.  “I was thinking about how everybody’s getting older,” Kate said Friday. “I just had this moment of like, it would be nice to connect a little bit, especially with my sisters.
********What is most confusing day of the year?? Father’s Day in Hollywood!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Trisha Tells Whistling Garth To Buzz Off-(National Enquirer)

Garth Brooks confessed his life in lockdown with wife Trisha Yearwood hasn’t been in perfect harmony- because he’s driving her bonkers with his nonstop whistling!  The country superstars, who wed in 2005, have been spending more time together than usual as the coronavirus pandemic kept the legends off the road, and Garth, 58, admitted his noisy habit has gotten on Trisha’s nerves!  “I whistle everywhere I go,” the “Friends in Low Places” singer says.  “It drives [Trisha] absolutely nuts, and she’s been so sweet to put up with it.”  But Trisha, 56, chimed in to tease, “It’s not like just the occasional whistle.  It’s really like a 24/7 thing.”

Pete Hits Delete On Dumb Tattoos-(Globe)

It’s a clean slate for SNL funnyman Pete Davidson, 27, who’s painfully erasing his massive 100-plus collection of skin ink, one by one.  “Pete Davidson is in the process of getting all his tattoos removed,” spills an insider, who got the scoop during a virtual chat with the kooky comedian.  “Some of the once- cherished tats getting zapped is a slew of regrettable tributes to former exes, such as an Ariana Grande inspired art scribble he’d camouflaged with the word CURSED-right after she called off their 2018 engagement and dumped him!

A$AP Rocky & Rihanna:  Heating Up-(Us Weekly)

These two aren’t showing any signs of slowing down!  Rihanna and A$AP Rocky spent the holidays together in the singer’s native Barbados, where they enjoyed dinner dates, a sunset cruise on Christmas Eve and plenty of PDA.  It was just a few weeks ago that the Grammy winner and the rapper, both 32, went public with their romance.  “A$AP has been very into Rihanna for years, but she’d brush off his advances,” a source said.  “Things changed over the summer…..and they’ve been together ever since.”

Where Are They Now?-(Star)

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

This former teen heartthrob was literally a poster child for the ‘90s, the Home Improvement star, 39, was a frequent teen-mag centerfold and object of mass adoration.  But he traded the attention-as well as his role on the show, walking away before the 1998 series finale-for the Ivy League, studying at Harvard and Columbia universities.  Now he’s given loyal fans a reason to rejoice, dipping back into Hollywood, with stints on former costar Tim Allen’s sitcom Last Man Standing and a spot on the SAG-Aftra National Board.  Welcome back, JTT!

Courteney & Johnny:  Make-or-Break Meetup-(Life & Style)

Distance doesn’t always make the heart grow fonder-just ask Courteney Cox.  The Friends star, 56, was recently reunited with boyfriend Johnny McDaid after spending nine months apart due to the COVID-19 crisis.  But according to an insider, their long-awaited meetup in Ireland was far from romantic.  “This was a make-or-break trip to either figure things out or go their separate ways,” says the insider.  “Shortly after arriving, Courteney laid all her cards on the table.  She made it clear to Johnny that in order to move forward, things had to change.”  With the actress living in LA and the musician, 44, Emerald Isle-based, “the time difference is a real problem,” the insider notes.  “FaceTime calls are few and far between.  Texts go unreturned for hours, sometimes not at all.  It’s a daily struggle and Courteney’s at the end of her rope.”


“We do A LOT of walking, but we got OUT there!”-Reese Witherspoon, on her virtual Reese’s Run Club.

“Totally silly but flattering.”-Adam Levine, on how he felt about People’s Sexiest Man Alive honor in 2013.

“It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”-Dwayne Johnson, on being deemed the world’s most likable person.

Do They Look Like the Person They Play?-(In Touch)

Jennifer Hudson As Aretha Franklin

No pressure!  “One of the first things she said to me was ‘You’re gonna win another Oscar for playing me, right?’” the singer, 39, says of being hand-picked by the Queen of Soul for her biopic, Respect.  And while the divas may not be doppelgangers, J-Hud’s definitely got the pipes.



Record Breaking Sidecar Trip

A pair of British adventurers were awarded the Guinness World Record for longest journey on a scooter with a sidecar when they took a 34,000-mile trip around the world.  Oxfordshire residents Matt Bishop and Reece Gilkes took their Honda SH300i scooter and a homemade sidecar on a journey across the globe that the men said took 15 months to complete.  “We knew we would struggle and that was the point. The idea was to see how far we could get with only very little money and the help of complete strangers,” Bishop told the Banbury Guardian.  The pair said people around the world opened up their homes to them during their journey and some strangers even came to their rescue when they ended up in dangerous situations.  The trip, which spanned 35 countries and five continents, raised $9,800 for various anti-slavery and anti-human trafficking charities.
*********Hopefully, they’ll seek professional help!!
******After 34,000 miles on a Honda 300, they may never speak to each other again!!!
******They’re now looking for a bigger planet to ride around!!

Salad Trip Wins Lottery!

A North Carolina man said a quick stop to grab a salad and an energy drink for a long night at work led to his winning a $100,000 lottery jackpot.  Matthew Hehs of Mooresville told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he was in for a late night at work, so he stopped at the Harris Teeter store in Davidson for a salad and a Monster energy drink.  While at the store, Hehs decided to buy a few scratch-off tickets that he took with him to work.  “I scratched the first one, and nothing,” Hehs said. “When I scratched the second one, I had to kinda take a step back. I triple checked and it was $100,000. I was pretty excited!”  The ticket that earned Hehs his jackpot was a 100X the Cash game.  “It’s gonna be money well spent,” he said.
**********Who buys a SALAD and an ENERGY DRINK?? Healthy?? Not healthy?? Just askin’!!
*******Why do people who buy tickets on the spur of the moment WIN so much????!!!
*******He could buy $100,000 worth of energy drinks and watch his head explode!!!

Stolen Airplane

Police in Cottonwood, Arizona are looking for a plane that was stolen from the local airport on New Year’s Eve, as well as the people responsible for the theft.  The thieves broke into the airport just before midnight on Dec. 31 by disabling the main gate and forcing it open, police said in a Facebook post.  The city-owned airport has one runway, 10 hangars, several dozen tie-down spaces and a 1,600-square-foot terminal. The terminal is open until 4 or 5 p.m. each day, but self-service fuel is available 24/7.  Once inside the airport, the crooks took a box trailer containing an airplane. They also made off with some airplane parts, police said.  Police estimated the total loss at somewhere between $70,000 and $80,000.  A photo of the airplane shared by police shows it’s a small red and white aircraft with the tail number N153PR.
*********Look up!! There it is!!
*******Didn’t the trailer have wings sticking out on either side??
*******They started to steal a car.. then they said, “What the hell!! Let’s wing it!!!”

Fishermen Catch Naked Fugitive!

Two fishermen have rescued a naked fugitive who they found sitting on a tree branch in Australian crocodile habitat.  Kev Joiner and Cam Fraust, both recreational fishers, found the 40-year-old in East Point, close to the city of Darwin on Sunday.  The friends said they heard Luke Voskresensky shout out for help as they were setting crab traps from their dinghy in the swamp.  They said Voskresensky – who was covered in mud, cuts and insect bites – begged them for a drink of clean water, and said that he had been living off snails for four days.  Mr Fraust said he had been using his clothes “for bits and pieces over the way”.  “It didn’t make sense to us. He had a nest made up in the tree, and he was only laying a metre above the water and there were crocs in the water so he has done well to survive.”
*******Sounds like jail is a better alternative!!!
*******At some point, he must have thought: “What was I thinking??”
*******These guys were rowing a dinghy, and he was showing one!! 







43 U.S. State And Capital City Names Parents Are Giving Their Babies

Social Security Administration



Alabama (10 girls)

Alaska (46 girls)

Arizona (125 girls, five boys)

California (13 girls)

Carolina (749 girls)

Dakota (1,264 girls, 959 boys)

Georgia (1,467 girls)

Indiana (104 girls, 83 boys)

Kansas (25 girls, five boys)

Louisiana (six girls)

Missouri (six girls)

Montana (120 girls, 110 boys)

Nevada (21 girls, seven boys)

Tennessee (32 girls, 17 boys)

Texas (11 boys)

Utah (seven boys)

Virginia (567 girls)

Washington (10 boys)



Montgomery (24 girls, 183 boys)

Juneau (14 girls, 10 boys)

Phoenix (1,017 girls, 1,399 boys)

Denver (300 girls, 419 boys)

Hartford (seven boys)

Atlanta (five boys)

Augusta (49 girls, seven boys)

Boston (52 girls, 448 boys)

Jackson (26 girls, 10,102 boys)

Helena (651 girls)

Lincoln (182 girls, 7,432 boys)

Trenton (512 boys)

Albany (15 girls)

Raleigh (160 girls, 99 boys)

Columbus (seven boys)

Salem (372 girls, 235 boys)

Providence (10 girls)

Pierre (183 boys)

Nashville (five boys)

Austin (160 girls, 4,369 boys)

Richmond (20 boys)

Olympia (71 girls)

Charleston (88 girls, 69 boys)

Madison (6,269 girls, 31 boys)

Cheyenne (624 girls, 11 boys)


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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