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Born on this day!! Singer Ray Stevens is 84. Singer Aaron Neville is 82. Singer Neil Diamond is 82. Actor Michael Ontkean (TV’s “Twin Peaks,” film’s “Slap Shot”) is 77. Country singer-songwriter Becky Hobbs is 73. Comedian Yakov Smirnoff is 72. Actor William Allen Young (“Code Black,” “Moesha”) is 69. Keyboardist-turned-TV personality Jools Holland (Squeeze) is 65. Actor Nastassja Kinski is 62. Drummer Keech Rainwater of Lonestar is 60. Comedian Phil LaMarr (“Mad TV”) is 56. Singer Sleepy Brown of Society of Soul is 53. Actor Matthew Lillard (“Scooby-Doo,” ″She’s All That”) is 53. Actor Merrilee McCommas (“Friday Night Lights,” ″Family Law”) is 52. Singer Beth Hart is 51. Actor Ed Helms (“The Office”) is 49. Actor Christina Moses (“A Million Little Things”) is 45. Actor Tatyana Ali (“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) is 44. Guitarist Mitchell Marlow of Fliter is 44. Actor Carrie Coon (“Leftovers”) is 42. Actor Daveed Diggs (“black-ish”) is 41. Actor Justin Baldoni (“Jane the Virgin”) is 39. Actor Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”) is 37.


41 – Roman emperor, Gaius Caesar, better known as Caligula (meaning Little Boot—he used to wear military boots as a child), was murdered.
1848 – Gold was first discovered in California, in Sutter’s mill. When President Polk announced the news in December, the gold rush began.
1908 – Robert Baden-Powell organized the first Boy Scout troop in England.
1943 – The Casablanca Conference with Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill concluded.
1965 – Winston Churchill died in London at age 90.
1972 – Japanese soldier Shoichi Yokoi was discovered in Guam, having spent 28 years hiding in the jungle thinking World War II was still going on.
1986 – Voyager Two space probe passes within 51,000 miles of Uranus.
1993 – The first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall, died.
2003 – The Department of Homeland Security, under Tom Ridge, became a cabinet department.

Today Is: Beer Can Day, Belly Laugh Day, International Day of Education, International Mobile Phone Recycling Day, National Compliment Day, National Peanut Butter Day, Talk Like A Grizzled Prospector Day, World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – FBI  /  9:00 – FBI International  /  10:00 – FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – Night Court  /  8:30 – American Auto  /  9:00 – America’s Got Talent All-Stars
ABC – 8:00 –  The Rookie  /  9:00 – The Rookie Feds  /  10:00 – Will Trent
FOX – 8:00 – 911 Lone Star  /  9:00  – Accused
CW – 8:00 –  The Winchesters /  9:00 – The Winchesters

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale
Jimmy Fallon: Natasha Lyonne, Nate Bargatze, Brianne Howey, Antonia Gentry, Stephen Sanchez
Stephen Colbert: Jason Segel, Chuck D
Seth Meyers: Ana Gasteyer, Sam Morrison, Danny Carey
James Corden: Andie MacDowell, Billy Porter, Stacey Ryan
Watch What Happens Live: Emma Roberts, Julie Bowen
Daily Show: Guest host Wanda Sykes
The View: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Meagan Good
The Talk: Tracey Bregman
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Josh Duhamel, Brianne Howey
Drew Barrymore: Julie Bowen
Jennifer Hudson: Jennifer reminisces about some of the funniest moments from her show, featuring Joel McHale, Regina Hall, Marlon Wayans, Tony Hale

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

QUESTION: Is tipping getting OUT OF CONTROL?? Consumers say they’re fed up with getting hit up everywhere.. even at fast food DRIVE-THROUGHS!! Thoughts????


QUESTION: Is this a new key to FIGHTING THE AGING PROCESS? Researchers say ULTRA-SOUND WAVES rejuvenate cells and make them start reproducing again!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Have they finally GONE TOO FAR??? Now “activists” are demanding that Aretha’s “Natural Woman” be removed from Spotify!! “There’s no such thing!!” ?????


QUESTION: Have you been “disturbed” by M&M’s “woke” advertising? You’re not alone!! Mars has scrapped their “spokes-candies” in favor of MAYA RUDOLPH!!!
The little candies caused controversy last year when Mars Incorporated -- the parent company of the candies -- released a "refreshed" look for their mascots in order to "reflect today's society."

QUESTION: Is Kylie Jenner’s Lion Head dress FLASH?? Or is it TRASH??? The freaks at PETA love it, which means she’s giving them money.. probably!!!!!!!!
kylie jenner

Tim Allen Denies Flashing Pamela Anderson

Tim Allen is refuting Pamela Anderson‘s claim that he flashed her on the set of Home Improvement.  In an excerpt obtained by Variety from her upcoming memoir, Love, Pamela, who played the role of Lisa in the show’s first two seasons—alleges the incident happened on the set of the ‘90s sitcom.  “On the first day of filming, I walked out of my dressing room, and Tim was in the hallway in his robe,” she wrote, per the publication’s excerpt published Jan. 22. “He opened his robe and flashed me quickly—completely naked underneath. He said it was only fair, because he had seen me naked. Now we’re even. I laughed uncomfortably.”  He has responded to the allegation, telling E! News in a statement, “No, it never happened. I would never do such a thing.”  Prior to landing the role of Lisa the Tool Girl on Home Improvement (she was 24 and Allen, 38, when the show debuted), Anderson appeared as a cover model for Playboy magazine.  After the ABC sitcom’s first two seasons, Anderson left when she nabbed the role of C.J. Parker in Baywatch.
**********THAT was a step up!!!
*****Maybe she just had dreams of seeing Tim naked!!!
*******It IS a little awkward meeting Playboy models, when you have a picture of their naked ass sitting in front of you!!!
*****Did she use the same ghostwriter as Prince Harry???

Razzie Award Nominations

The 2023 Razzie nominations were announced on Monday with the Marilyn Monroe biopic “Blonde,” starring Ana de Armas, in the lead after snagging eight nods, followed by Disney’s live-action “Pinocchio,” a low point for Tom Hanks, with five mentions and Marvel’s “Morbius” scoring three.  Megan Fox’s main squeeze Colson Baker (a k a Machine Gun Kelly) racked up four nominations for his work in the Mod Sun stoner comedy “Good Mourning.” Meanwhile, playboy Pete Davidson is also in the running with two nods, one for his cameo in the Baker-led flick and another for his voice work in “Marmaduke.”  The 43rd annual ceremony will take place on March 11 — the date in its usual slot on the day before the Oscars.  The 2023 Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 12.  Action star Sylvester Stallone has been awarded the most trophies, with 10 awards to date, and may earn another this year for his role in “Samaritan.”
*****We KNEW that Marilyn Monroe movie would be an award-winner!! One of the scenes is from the point of view of her VAGINA!!
********Stallone could win a Razzie for “Samaritan,” and rack up some REAL awards for “Tulsa KIng!” It’s that kind of year!!
****”Pinocchio” is Tom Hanks at his creepiest!!
****Pete Davidson should get a Lifetime Achievement Award, just based on his dating life!!

Is Sam Smith Really Adele??

Sam Smith confessed to Drew Barrymore that the craziest rumor they’ve ever heard is that he is secretly Adele in drag.  “Everyone seems to think that I’m Adele in drag,” he said on the show.  “’Cause we’ve never been seen in the same room together, and if you slow down her voice, it sounds maybe a bit like mine. So people think that we’re the same person, and I’m just in drag right now,” he says.  The conspiracy theory that Smith and Adele, 34, are the same person seems to have started circulating the internet in 2018 when one person posted a video of Adele’s music slowed down, which ended up sounding like Smith.  “Did you know that when you slow down Adele it’s actually Sam Smith,” the user tweeted along with video “evidence.”  Around the same time, another user pointed out that Adele didn’t attend the 2018 Grammys, where Sam Smith performed.  “Anyone notice that Adele isn’t at the Grammys this year? It’s because Adele and Sam Smith are the same person and you’ll never see them both in the same place at the same time,” the person tweeted.
*********Sounds crazy, but not outside the realm of possibility!!

Prince Andrew Looking To Clear His Name

Prince Andrew is reportedly assembling a $12 million war chest to launch a legal case against sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre in a bid to force her to retract the allegations — and possibly apologize — in court.   In a civil lawsuit filed in 2020, Giuffre accused him of raping and abusing her on three occasions in 2001 when she was just 17.  Though Prince Andrew has refuted any wrongdoing, he agreed to an out-of-court settlement paid to Giuffre in February 2022 amid pressure from Buckingham Palace that damaging headlines were distracting from Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.  “Andrew has always insisted he is innocent and finally wants to prove it in a US court,” an unnamed royal source told The Sun. “He was pressured into settling the case to avoid overshadowing the Platinum Jubilee and has paid a heavy price, personally and professionally.”  “The King is happy for him to pursue this,” the source added. “As Head of State, he can’t back him publicly, but Andrew is still his brother, and he wants the best for him.”
**********In yesterday’s audio, you’ll hear Epstein’s madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, claim that the picture of Andrew and the girl is a FAKE!! But.. are you really gonna believe HER??? Sounds like she got paid off.. or maybe she just wants to keep breathing!!
*****Meanwhile, Andrew and Harry will be sitting together at the coronation!!

Beyoncé Plays In Dubai

Beyoncé was back in action Saturday, performing at luxury hotel Atlantis the Royal in Dubai, her first concert since 2018. She played for an hour, opening with her version of the Etta James classic “At Last.” The set also included “Halo,” “Crazy in Love,” “Flaws and All” and “Be Alive.”  She was reportedly paid $24 million for the performance at the luxury resort for the invitation-only event, according to TMZ. Her appearance was part of a three-day celebration of the opening of Atlantis the Royal on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah island.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, her daughter Blue Ivy, 11, performed “Brown Skin Girl,” her collaboration with her mother that won them both a Grammy Award in 2021.  She was backed by Firdaus, a 48-person all-female orchestra, and the Mayyas, a dance group from Lebanon that took the top prize on the reality competition show “America’s Got Talent.”  The performance was followed by a fireworks and drone show. Swedish House Mafia performed at the after-party.  The hotel officially opens Feb. 10. According to Arabian Business, Beyoncé is staying in the hotel’s “Royal Mansion,” which costs $100,000 a night.
*********For $24 million, we hope somebody got some REAL Beyonce, if you know what we mean!!!
******They paid an additional $10 million for Jay Z to stay in New York!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Mariah Makes $3M Every Christmas-(Globe)

All Mariah Carey wants next Christmas is another multimillion-dollar royalty check!  Santa has showered the 52-year-old songbird with a whopping $70 million since she began warbling the evergreen holiday hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You” in 1994-and she is STILL raking in an estimated $3 million a year from the tune decades later!  Mariah has said she came up with the festive ditty while she was sitting around “in a dark house with a Christmas tree.”



Largest Pizza

Chain restaurant Pizza Hut celebrated the return of one of its popular menu items by cooking a 14,100-square-foot pizza in Los Angeles.  The pizza chain, which announced the return of its Big New Yorker pizza after a 25-year hiatus, took inspiration from the oversize pie to attempt a Guinness World Record at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  The restaurant’s chefs assembled the dough, sauce and cheese on the convention center floor and the massive pizza was then cooked using a series of heat lamps. The completed pizza measured 14,100 square feet and was then portioned into 68,000 slices.  See the video HERE.
**********So… a pizza cooked on the floor of the convention center?? Uh, that’s OK, we’re good!!
********Somebody thought there were anchovies, but that turned out to be cockroaches!!

Oldest Dog

An Ohio dog named Spike has been certified as the oldest dog living by Guinness World Records after reaching 23 years, 43 days old.   The record-keeping organization said Spike the 9-inch-tall chihuahua was certified as the oldest dog living on Dec. 7.  Rita Kimball, Spike’s owner, said she and her family found the canine in the parking lot of a Camden grocery store 13 years ago.  “He had been shaved up his back, had blood stains around his neck from a chain or rope, and looked pretty rough,” Kimball told Guinness World Records. “The clerk in the grocery told us he had been there for three days and they were feeding him scraps.”  Kimball decided to bring the dog home to her small farm, where he immediately fit in. She dubbed him Spike.
************How do they know how old he is?? Did they search the Chihuahua birth records??
*****Should they cut him in half and count the rings???
*****Just think: he remembers New Year’s Eve, 1999!! He was there!!

Florida Man Makes Special Delivery

Fort Myers police are searching for a pooping perpetrator caught on camera breaking into a Joe’s Crab Shack on Saturday.  According to a Fort Myers Police Department Facebook post, the incident happened at around 2:30 a.m. at 2024 W. First Street.  Surveillance video shows the man squeeze through a small, broken window to get into the restaurant.  Police said the alleged suspect stole several items, including alcohol, and defecated on the floor before he left. He also snatched a Joe’s Crab Shack hat off a shelf and wore it as he walked around the restaurant.
**********You can get a lot of crabs in Florida!!!
*****What makes this really harsh is that he left a bad Yelp review!!!
Florida man dubbed 'pooping perpetrator'









10 Of The Rudest Things You Can Do At The Grocery Store


Using The Express Line With Too Many Items

“Respect the limit of items in the express line and don’t go through if you have more than allowed,” advised Diane Gottsman, an etiquette expert, author of “Modern Etiquette for a Better Life” and founder of The Protocol School of Texas.  Few people enjoy waiting in a long line to pay at the grocery store, but no matter how busy you are, that’s no excuse for taking shortcuts.  “Don’t be that person who thinks ‘10 items or fewer’ doesn’t apply to you,” added Nick Leighton, an etiquette expert and co-host of the “Were You Raised by Wolves?” podcast. “It does!”

Ignoring Aisle Traffic Rules

“If you wouldn’t do it on the sidewalk or on the highway, you probably shouldn’t do it with your shopping cart in a supermarket,” Leighton explained. “Don’t block other people, stop or change directions suddenly, or cross multiple lanes of traffic without checking for oncoming traffic.”  Keep the “rules of the road” in mind as you navigate each aisle and make your selections. Do your best to avoid cart collisions.

“Most aisles are open to two-way traffic,” Smith said. “Keep to the right to allow traffic to keep moving. If you see someone and want to catch up, be sure to move off to the side to allow others to pass.”

Touching And Opening Things Without Buying Them

“Avoid opening packages to smell or taste and then putting them back if you don’t like them,” Gottsman urged.  In the era of COVID-19, it’s extra important to be mindful of hygiene and germs in public spaces, especially when food is involved, so try to keep your hands to yourself unless you’re using a plastic barrier or placing something in your cart.

“Do not fondle the food, breads or fruits,” Smith added.

Disrespecting Personal Space

Keep the reality of COVID in mind as you navigate through the store, as well. Being a respectful member of the community means showing consideration for your fellow shoppers.  “Everyone still has different comfort levels when in public spaces,” Gottsman said. “You will notice there are still a large number of people wearing masks at the grocery store. Be respectful of personal space, public boundaries such as lines and passing in the aisles and different comfort levels in general.”

Taking Items From Other People’s Carts

“Don’t shop out of other people’s carts,” Leighton advised.  Just because someone isn’t next to a cart doesn’t mean its contents are up for grabs ― even if it has the last bottle of Sriracha in the store.

Holding Up The Checkout Line

“Stay off your cellphone when checking out and have your credit card ready to pay,” Gottsman said.  The grocery store often takes up more of our time than we’d prefer, especially when there are lengthy checkout lines. Be respectful of everyone’s time and do what you can to make the process as swift and smooth as possible.

“Don’t make everyone in line wait while you run back to get eggs you forgot to put in your basket,” Gottsman added.

‘Returning’ Items To Random Places

Sometimes you put an item in your shopping cart, only to realize later in the outing you don’t actually need it. But when you’re so far from that original aisle, it’s tempting to just put the thing down in a random spot.  “When you change your mind, especially for anything refrigerated or frozen, please give it to an employee or the cashier,” Smith implored. “Do not pop it on the nearest display you happen to be walking by in the hopes someone sees and rescues it before it goes bad.”

Not Being Mindful Of Your Surroundings

Try to pay attention to the people and things around you, especially if you’re shopping with little ones who might want to interact with the grocery store space. Don’t let them run wild through the store.  “Keep close watch of your children in the cart and in the aisles,” Gottsman said.

It’s also good manners to show courtesy and care for your fellow shoppers. Just as you shouldn’t ignore your children’s impact on others, don’t look the other way when someone needs a little assistance.  “Offer to help fetch an item for those unable to reach something on a higher (or occasionally lower) shelf,” Smith said.

Failing To Return Your Cart

The importance of grocery store etiquette extends past checkout.  “Put your shopping cart back in the shopping rack in the parking lot,” Gottsman said. “Don’t leave it in an empty space.”

Doing your part to return the cart after unloading your groceries in the car helps ensure another person or car won’t bump into it.

Being Pushy Or Aggressive In The Parking Lot

“The parking lot causes a great deal of grief because everyone is in a hurry,” Gottsman explained. “Honor the rule of allowing pedestrians to have the right of way to cross over on the walkway to the store.”  Grocery stores tend to have large parking lots, so even if you have to circle a few times, be patient as you search for a spot and don’t lose your cool. Respecting the rules isn’t just about good manners ― there are legal implications, as well.

“Avoid parking in a no-park or handicap parking space, as well as parking in another parking lot if you aren’t going to the store,” Gottsman said. “You will more than likely be towed!”


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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