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Born on this day!! Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 81. Comedian-singer Brett Hudson of the Hudson Brothers is 69. Actor-director Kevin Costner is 67. Country singer-actor Mark Collie (“Nashville”) is 66. Actor Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” ″The Other Boleyn Girl”) is 62. Actor Alison Arngrim (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 60. Actor Jane Horrocks (“Absolutely Fabulous”) is 58. Comedian Dave Attell (“Insomniac”) is 57. Actor Jesse L. Martin (TV’s “The Flash,” ″Law and Order”) is 53. Rapper DJ Quik is 52. Singer Jonathan Davis of Korn is 51. Singer Christian Burns of BBMak is 48. Actor Derek Richardson (“Men in Trees”) is 46. Actor-screenwriter Jason Segel (“How I Met Your Mother,” ″Freaks and Geeks”) is 42. Singer-actor Samantha Mumba is 39. Actor Ashleigh Murray (“Riverdale”) is 34. Actor Zeeko Zaki (“FBI,” “24: Legacy”) is 32. Actor Mateus Ward (“Hostages”) is 23.


1788 – The First Fleet, carrying convicts and sheep, arrived in Australia’s Botany Bay.
1733 – The first polar bear was exhibited in America, in Boston.
1778 – Captain James Cook became the first European to visit the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii).
1782 – Daniel Webster was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire.
1912 – The ill-fated Scott expedition reached the South Pole, only to discover Amundsen had been there first.
1943 – The Nazi siege of Leningrad was broken.
1993 – All 50 states joined in the observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Today Is: National Disc Jockey Day, Pooh (Winnie The) Day, Thesaurus 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 Kimmel: Rob Lowe, Francia Raisa, Joy Oladokun
Jimmy Fallon: Ricky Gervais, Maude Apatow, Kaytranada featuring H.E.R.
Stephen Colbert: Brian Cox, Samantha Bee
Seth Meyers: Jeremy Irons, Hilary Duff, Jeff Wright, Daniel Fang
James Corden: Adam Devine, Neve Campbell, Japanese Breakfast
The Talk: Ana Gasteyer
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Hilary Duff, Brian Cox, Melissa Wood-Tepperberg
Ellen DeGeneres: Steve Harvey, Harry Mack, Charlotte Day Wilson
Wendy Williams: TBA
The Real: Joe Mantegna, guest co-host Kathy Hilton
Kelly Clarkson: Alyssa Milano, Rose McIver, Keb’ Mo’
Drew Barrymore: Mariska Hargitay, Tiki Barber, Jenny Mollen, Jason Biggs

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

QUESTION: Can sushi really put you in the HOSPITAL?? It can when you eat 32 SUSHI ROLLS at an all-you-can-eat sushi buffet!!! Sounds… fishy!!


QUESTION: How did NIKE come up with the phrase, “Just Do It??” They were inspired by Gary Gilmore’s 1977 execution for MURDER!! “Let’s do it!!”


QUESTION: What year IS it, anyway?? Nearly 1/3 of iTunes Top 100 are OLDIES, from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s!!! New music “not catching on!”


QUESTION: Are we supposed to believe he’s watching “HANDS FREE?” Tesla driver is spotted watching PORN on his screen in heavy traffic!!!
The shameless motorist was caught red handed with X-rated content on the touch screen of his £75,000 electric vehicle. Pictures show the Tesla S' large in-built display filled with pictures of naked women

QUESTION: Is Elizabeth Debicki “TO DI FOR??” Meet the new Princess Di in the new season five of “The Crown,” coming to Netflix later this year!!
The Australian actress (pictured above), 31, who is taking over the role from Emma Corrin, sported the late royal's signature blonde locks

NBC Airing Betty White Special

NBC has announced plans to air the special Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl on Jan. 31.  The program will be available to stream on Peacock the following day.  “Friends and stars will pay tribute to America’s comedy sweetheart in the special. The hour will include clips that best capture White’s irreverent tone, spirit and impeccable comedic timing that are a hallmark of her decades-long career,” the network said in a press release Friday.  She died Dec. 31 at the age of 99.  She was best known for her iconic roles on Hot in Cleveland, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls. She was also a tireless advocate for animals.
******She didn’t quite make it to 2022!
*****NBC is glad they made the show with two alternative endings!!
******Moses stops by for his memories of Betty! They went to high school together!!
*****When you find out your blood type has been discontinued… it’s time to check out!!!

Tiffany Haddish Arrested For DUI

Tiffany Haddish was arrested for allegedly driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police in Georgia have confirmed.  Peachtree City Assistant Police Chief Matt Myers said officers responded to a call about a driver asleep at the wheel on a highway at about 2:30 a.m. Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Police pulled over Haddish because her vehicle matched the caller’s description. She was stopped as she drove into the yard of a residence.  TMZ said the star posted $1,666 bond and was released a few hours later from the Fayette County Jail.  Haddish has not publicly commented on her arrest. said the charges of driving under the influence and improper stopping on a roadway come as Haddish has been mourning the deaths of her grandmother, her dog, and her friends Bob Saget and Carl Craig.  She is known for her roles in Girls Trip, The Kitchen, Night School and Like A Boss. She is the author of the memoir, The Last Black Unicorn, and host of the television show, Kids Say The Darndest Things.
******In her defense, you can’t drive in L.A. WITHOUT drugs and alcohol!!
*******She’ll make a public statement soon… then ask us to respect her privacy!!!

AFV Pays Tribute To Bob Saget

America’s Funniest Home Videos” paid tribute to original host, Bob Saget, in its first broadcast after his death.   He died unexpectedly last week while staying in a hotel room in Orlando, Fla. Days after his friends, family and “Full House” co-stars laid him to rest, his other popular TV show remembered his contribution to the world of comedy with a brief montage.  Current host, Alfonso Ribeiro, took a somber moment in the broadcast to honor his predecessor and mourn what his loss means to comedy and “AFV” fans.   “As you’ve heard, the world lost a legend last week and ‘AFV’ lost a family member,” he began. “Bob Saget is synonymous with ‘AFV’ to this day and this show wouldn’t be the same without his unique sense of humor. It’s been my honor to continue carrying the torch that Bob so brightly lit.”  With that, Ribeiro introduced a minute-long clip of “Bob being Bob” throughout his years hosting the show from 1990 to 1997. The clips included Saget bursting through a window, driving a tiny car onto the “AFV” stage and briefly interacting with a small monkey on his shoulder. The clip also included an interview Saget did with fellow former host Tom Bergeron.   “By now, pretty much the world has heard of Bob Saget’s passing Sunday morning,” the tribute’s description on YouTube reads. “Bob was the backbone of a TV show that has gone onto entertain not only America, but the world. Bob made us smile, he made us laugh out loud and, often times, he would make us giggle. A comedy legend. A kind soul. Our dear friend. We will miss you, Bob.”  See the tribute HERE.
**********This is one of America’s Saddest Home Videos!!

Spears Sisters Continue To Feud

Jamie Lynn Spears took to her Instagram Stories Saturday, begging sister Britney Spears to put an end to their “embarrassing” war of words.  “Britney — just call me,” Jamie Lynn began her lengthy text post directed to her.  “I have attempted many times to speak to you directly and handle this privately like sisters should, but you still choose to do everything on a public platform.”  She went on to claim that she has always “been there” for Britney, and continued to defend the quotes she gave about her big sister during her recent interview for “Good Morning America.”  “In the meantime, please stop continuing the narrative that I haven’t been there for you or that I’m making things up,” Jamie Lynn begged. “I’m happy to share how many times I’ve reached out to you, supported you and tried to help you. This is embarrassing and has to stop. Love you.”  Jamie Lynn also said that “love is still there” between her and Britney, noting, “I’ve only ever loved and supported her.”
********It’s a high-tech girl fight!!!
*******It’ll blow over. Britney’s probably adjusting to some new meds!!
*****Sometimes people attack the innocent so they won’t have to deal with the guilty!!! 

Lori Loughlin Robbed Of Jewelry

Disgraced actress Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli were robbed of $1 million in jewelry during a brazen break-in at their Los Angeles-area home, according to a report.  She spent two months in jail in 2020 after being convicted in a college-admission bribery scheme; her fashion-designer hubby was imprisoned for five months for his role in the scandal.  Surveillance cameras captured the burglars smashing a bedroom window at the home on Jan. 3, dressed in black with their faces covered in masks, according to TMZ.  The intruders made off with a box of Loughlin’s bling. The break-in and robbery were discovered by a housekeeper, the report states.  They were not home at the time of the heist.  Cops believe the theft was executed by a gang of South American criminals who hit locations around the US, then escape the country ahead of authorities, TMZ reported.
*******We’ll have to check with L.A.’s communist D.A. This may not even be a crime!!!
******One of her pendants said, “USC Parent of the Year!!”
*******These security systems aren’t worth much, are they????

Alec Baldwin Surrenders Cellphone

Alec Baldwin turned his cellphone over to Long Island police Friday — nearly a month after authorities secured a warrant for the device following a fatal shooting on the set of the movie “Rust,” according to officials.  He surrendered his phone — which is believed to contain information about the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in October — to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Friday morning, a spokesman for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office says.  “They will conduct the extraction of the data, and then hand the phone over to us,” said Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Juan Rios.  But not everything on his phone will be up for grabs during the probe, Rios said.  “There will be some exempt information that’s not considered pertinent to the investigation, such as attorney-client privilege material, communications between Mr. Baldwin and his attorney as well as spousal privileged information.”  The handover comes one day after the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release, “to date, the cell phone has not been turned over to authorities.”  Police in New Mexico got a warrant for the cellphone on Dec. 16 and the case’s lead detective quickly notified Baldwin’s attorney, police said.  But Baldwin failed to turn it over for weeks, forcing Santa Fe authorities to team up with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office on Long Island last week to get it.  On Jan. 8, the actor posted an Instagram video claiming he simply wanted his private communications protected.
********They won’t be getting those hairy naked shots, for one thing!!!
******Those phone calls from Satan will be deleted as well!!
*******We hope there isn’t a text that says, “You should hire a better armorer!! This one doesn’t know what she’s doing!!”

Prince Harry Suing For Protection

Prince Harry is challenging a government decision that doesn’t allow him to personally pay for police protection when he and his family visit the UK.  A legal representative for Harry released a statement Saturday about his choice to seek a judicial review, in which a court will examine whether the decision to bar him from paying for police protection out of pocket was made lawfully and fairly.  “In the absence of such protection, Prince Harry and his family are unable to return to his home,” the representative said.  When the duke and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, announced that they would step back as working members of the royal family in January 2020, they lost the UK taxpayer-funded security granted to senior royals. At the time, according to the representative, Harry offered to pay for continued police protection, but that request was not approved by the UK Home Office.  On a trip back to the UK in July 2021, Harry’s security was allegedly compromised as he left a charity event because he didn’t have police protection, which was what prompted him to take legal action. The duke is still “willing to cover the cost of security, as not to impose on the British taxpayer,” the representative said.  The threat is particularly high against the Sussexes in the UK from extremist groups as well as others fixated on the controversy around their leaving, their spokesperson said.
**********Miss Marple is standing by, ready for the call!!
******Our advice: stick close to the Queen!! She’s got the best security detail in the country!!

BONUS: Woman drives car on frozen river.. as it breaks through the ice and sinks, she climbs on top and TAKES A SELFIE!! 
The woman, seemingly unconcerned about the dangers she could have put others to, has been charged with dangerous driving.


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Break My Heart:  Dua  Anwar Over-(National Enquirer)

Despite “insane chemistry,” singers Dua Lipa, 26,  and Anwar Hadid, 22, are splitsville after two years of dating!  But sources said there’s still a chance the “Cold Heart” singer and the brother of models Bella and Gigi can repair the rift.  “Dua and Anwar had insane chemistry,” spilled a source.  “They’re young, so things like this happen but they don’t believe that the love went away!”

Why Britney Quit Music-(Globe)

Boiling Britney Spears lashed out at her family online, saying THEY are the reason she refuses to make music anymore-because it’s the only way she can get back at them for the conservatorship that had her dad running her life and finances for nearly 14 years!  “Not doing music anymore is my way of saying f**k you,” the newly freed 40-year-old songbird snarled in an Instagram post.  “Honestly my family embarrassed me and hurt me deeply.”

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“You just don’t want half of the conversations about your role to be, ‘Oh what facework did she do?’”-On why she thinks it’s best to age naturally in Hollywood, Kirsten Dunst.

“Jack will probably be a part of me for a very long time.  But at the same time, I get to shave the beard, shave the mustache, get a haircut.”-On saying goodbye to his This Is Us character, Jack Pearson, Milo Ventimiglia.

“I always grew up and I thought like, ‘Affleck?  What an incredibly ugly name.’  Now it sounds like the duck commercial.  Aflac!”-Opening up about his unusual surname, Ben Affleck.

Thank You For Being a Friend-(Star)

Los Angeles, Dec. 31

When Betty White died of natural cause less than three weeks shy of her Jan. 17 100th birthday, the emotional outpouring was immediate.  Grieving fans placed flowers, candles and photos near the peerless comedian’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Beloved on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls and more, Betty was a bold television groundbreaker during her 70-year career.  She faced morality with the same pluck.  “Fear of death is not one of my problems,” she once wrote, “I’ve always enjoyed exploring a path I rarely travel and have not idea where it leads.  I’ll be dying to find out.”  Naturally, Betty got the last laugh!

Romance Report Card-(Life & Style)

Jack Osbourne-

Aw!  The Osbournes Want to Believe star revealed he popped the question to girlfriend of two year, Aree Gearhart.  “She’s truly a magical being,” Jack gushed.



Ryan Phillips-

How special….A friend outed the Cruel Intentions actor’s secret relations with 24-year-old model Bailey Dodge on Instagram-in order to squash rumors Ran was gay.



Chanel Iman-

Picture-perfect?  Not quite.  News emerged that the catwalker’s NFL player hubby, Sterling Shepard, quietly filed for divorce last June after three years of marriage.


Dating:  Kanye ‘Ye’ West & Julia Fox-(People)

Just weeks after the rapper, 44, made public pleas to win back estranged wife Kim Kardashian, he’s moved on with Uncut Gems actress Fox, 31.  The pair have enjoyed dates in Miami and N.Y.C., but West “isn’t looking for anything serious,” a source says.

Number of the Week-(In Touch)


-women who dumped new “Bachelor” Clay Echard and left before the first rose ceremony.



Men Busted For Smuggling Drugs In Baked Beans

Two men who tried to smuggle cocaine into Britain in cans disguised as baked beans and condensed coconut milk have been sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison, authorities say.  British nationals Daniel Kelly, 43, and Steven Gilhooly, also 43, drew the sentences Wednesday at Snaresbrook Crown Court following trials earlier this month, according to London’s Metropolitan Police Service.  Kelly was arrested in January 2020 while imprisoned on another charge and Gilhooly was arrested two months later. Each were charged in April 2021 with evading Britain’s prohibition on the importation of a Class A drugs into the country in connection with the scheme, authorities said.  Kelly was sentenced to more than six years after pleading guilty while Gilhooly drew more than eight years imprisonment after being found guilty at trial.  An investigation carried out jointly by the Met Police and the National Crime Agency determined the pair orchestrated a plan to smuggle nearly 3 kilograms of cocaine from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia into Britain by packing the drugs into cans labeled as food items such as baked beans and coconut milk.  The cans were seized by customs officials in December 2018, prompting a probe that led them to discover that Kelly and Gilhooly had flown to St. Lucia shortly before the cans were mailed from there to addresses in Charlton and Greenwich in southeast London.
********The tipoff? St. Lucia is not know as an exporter of baked beans!!
*******Why didn’t they smuggle them in bananas, like everyone else???
********It’s a new product!! “Coke and Beans!!!” 

Dog Gives Birth To 16 Puppies

A British service dog charity said officials were shocked when a German shepherd gave birth to a litter of 16 puppies.  The Guide Dogs National Center, near Leamington Spa, England, said the 16-puppy litter is about twice the average number for the breed.  The charity said the puppies, born to a German shepherd mother and a golden retriever father, will spend time in volunteer foster homes and will be trained as guide dogs.  The Guide Dogs National Center said the litter is the largest seen in the 60-year history of the charity’s breeding program.  Guinness World Records lists the largest litter in history as 24 puppies born in Cambridgeshire, England, in 2004.
*******Talk about Lady and the Tramp!!
*****The mother will be up and walking around… never!!
*****The father is strutting around!! “Yep, I did that!!”
*****Mom said: “I just need to grow and extra set of teats!!”

Oldest Tortoise

A tortoise previously declared the world’s oldest living land animal by Guinness World Records has been awarded a second title — the oldest tortoise ever.  Jonathan, a tortoise that lives on St. Helena, a British overseas territory in the Atlantic Ocean, is believed to be at least 190 years old, as the animal was fully mature — at least 50 years old — when he arrived on St. Helena in 1882.  The tortoise’s latest Guinness World Records title is officially “oldest chelonian,” a category including all turtles, terrapins and tortoises.  The previous record-holder was Tu’i Malila, a radiated tortoise that died at the estimated age of 188 in 1965.  The St. Helena government said Jonathan is blind and has lost his sense of smell, but eats well when hand-fed by his veterinary team.  Veterinarian Joe Hollins said Jonathan still is active, and often enjoys the company of fellow giant tortoises David, Emma and Fred.
********He was also corresponding with Betty White just before she died!!
******His veterinarian sometimes take him out for a drag!!
****He’s 190 years old, but still can’t come out of his shell!!
******He’s never been married. “What’s the rush?”

Fake Prince Charming Draws Police

A pair of feet sticking out of a rolled-up carpet – believed to be a body – turned out to be a mannequin dressed as Prince Charming.  The suspicious object, spotted on the M11 motorway, prompted a call to Cambridgeshire Police, who were deployed to track down the car.  When they found the vehicle, they were told by the driver of the vehicle that he was taking the dummy to a themed birthday party.  Cambridgeshire Police said: “When we received a call on Saturday lunchtime to reports a vehicle was travelling along the M11 with a pair of feet poking out the end of a rolled up piece of carpet, alarm bells were naturally ringing for the informant and our control room.  “We managed to track the vehicle down in Angel Drove, Ely where our officers discovered there were indeed a pair of feet… belonging to a mannequin dressed as Prince Charming who was on his way to a themed birthday.”  See the pic HERE.
********It was Elton John’s birthday party. That’s what they don’t tell you!!
*********Was he an “anatomically correct” Prince Charming??
TOPIC: Ever see something “suspicious” while in traffic??
Passing motorists were shocked when they saw two feet sticking out of a roll up rug in Ely








6 Baby Name Trends Predicted To Take Hold In 2022

Huffington Post

Unisex Names

As social conceptions of gender continue to expand and evolve, many parents have been opting for more unisex names for their babies. The Bump identified some increasingly popular options, including Kai, Luca, Quinn, Jayden, Elliot, River, Alex, Andrea, Remi and Rowan.


Nature-Inspired Names

Experts at The Bump echoed an observation from the baby naming site Nameberry: All that time cooped up during the pandemic has reignited an appreciation for nature and the great outdoors ― which seems to be influencing baby name choices. They highlighted nature-inspired names such as Wren, Ivy, Jasper, Parker, Sienna, Willow, Clayton, Hazel, Ashton and Laurel.


Vintage Names

The Social Security Administration maintains baby naming data going back to the late 19th century. The Bump noticed that some popular names from the 1950s are getting a little more love again, including Nancy, Sharon, Kathleen, Pamela, Margaret, Dennis, Terry, Wayne, Eric and Martin.


Strong and Confident Names

“One thing every parent wants is to raise a self-assured child ― so it makes sense that expectant parents are looking for names with empowering and noble meanings,” Aggarwal said, adding that examples of strong and confident names include Aria, Alice, Sloane, Nora, Emmitt, Rami, Valencia, Emma, Xavier and Milo.


Uplifting Names

Just as the pandemic has upped our gratitude for nature, the past two years have also given many people a yearning for joy and positivity in the future. Thus, The Bump’s trends data includes “names that inspire cheerfulness and optimism,” such as Chloe, Claire, Finnley, Alvin, Elsie, Felix, Isaac, Mira, Winnifred and August.


Interstellar Names

Similar to the uplifting monikers above, names inspired by space and the sky tap into that urge to look upward and go beyond the stresses of our world. The Bump highlighted celestial names like Aurora, Leo, Atlas, Orion, Skye, Nova, Celeste, Luna, Apollo and Soleil.


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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