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Born on this day!! Actor Sally Ann Howes (“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”) is 91. Bassist John Lodge of the Moody Blues is 78. Country singer T.G. Sheppard is 77. Singer Kim Carnes is 76. Guitarist Carlos Santana is 74. Guitarist Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister is 69. Drummer Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols is 65. Actor Donna Dixon (“Bosom Buddies”) is 64. Keyboardist Mick McNeil of Simple Minds is 63. Country singer Radney Foster is 62. Actor Dean Winters (“30 Rock,” Mayhem in Allstate commercials) is 57. Guitarist Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam is 55. Actor Reed Diamond (“Judging Amy,” ″Homicide: Life on the Street”) is 54. Actor Josh Holloway (“Lost”) is 52. Singer Vitamin C is 52. Actor Sandra Oh is 50. Actor Omar Epps is 48. Actor Simon Rex is 47. Actor Judy Greer (“The Village,” ″Arrested Development”) is 46. Actor Charlie Korsmo (“Can’t Hardly Wait,” ″Hook”) is 43. Singer Elliott Yamin (“American Idol”) is 43. Model Gisele Bundchen is 41. Guitarist Mike Kennerty of All-American Rejects is 41. Actor Percy Daggs III (“Veronica Mars”) is 39. Actor John Francis Daley (“Bones,” ″Freaks and Geeks”) is 36. Dancer-country singer Julianne Hough (“Dancing with the Stars”) is 33. Actor Billi Bruno (“According to Jim”) is 25.


1810 – Colombia declared independence from Spain.
1881 – Fugitive Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull surrendered to federal troops.
1951 – King Abdullah I of Jordan was assassinated.
1960 – Sirima Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) became the world’s first woman prime minister.
1969 – Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong was the first man to walk on the Moon.
1985 – Treasure hunters found the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, which sank off the coast of Key West, Fla., in 1622 during a hurricane. The ship contained over $400 million in coins and silver ingots.

Today Is:  Moon Day, National Lollipop Day, Space Exploration Day, World Chess Day, World Jump Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – NCIS   /  9:00 – Love Island /  10:00 – FBI: Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – America’s Got Talent  /  10:00 – College Bowl
ABC – 8:00 –  NBA Finals
FOX – 8:00 – LEGO Masters  /  9:00 – Mental Samurai
CW – 8:00 –  The Flash  /  9:00 – Superman and Lois

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Jonas Brothers, Zoe Lister-Jones
Stephen Colbert: Jason Sudeikis, Yola
Seth Meyers: Kristin Chenoweth, Tim Robinson, Simon Rich, Taku Hirano
James Corden: Cher, Jackson Wang (R 4/21/21)
Lilly Singh: Kathryn Hahn (R 3/9/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Mindy Kaling, Rachel Zoe
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Mark Wahlberg, Finola Hughes, the Crafty Lumberjacks
Ellen DeGeneres: Bryan Cranston, Anya Taylor-Joy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus (R 12/4/20)
The Real: Michael Potts (R 1/19/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Nick Jonas, Eve Hewson, Lilly Singh (R 3/1/21)
Tamron Hall: Women rocketing to new heights as science and tech trailblazers (R 4/12/21)
Drew Barrymore: Matthew McConaughey, Vanna White (R 1/26/21)

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

QUESTION: Would you like to be able to drive your Jeep UNDERWATER?? Like, ON PURPOSE? Good news!!! Submersible Wranglers may be coming!! 2030???

QUESTION: Does he have to COME BACK?? Jeff Bezos heads into space today on his Blue Origin rocket!!! Branson… Bezos… that means your move, Musk!!!!!


QUESTION: Can’t go into space?? How about moving at 670 MPH in a magnetic, levitating HYPERLOOP?? It’s in the works, but we always say: “YOU GO FIRST!!”


QUESTION: Ever get the feeling that GOOGLE is LISTENING IN on your conversations?? Guess what.. YOU’RE RIGHT!! Of course, they have a reason!!!!(????)


QUESTION: Do you love ogling the babes on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition?? Just keep in mind: this year’s model wasn’t ALWAYS a woman!!
Sports Illustrated releases swimsuit issue with transgender cover model

Game Of Thrones Prequel On Hold

HBO has paused shooting on its “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” because of a positive COVID-19 case on set, Variety has confirmed.  As part of testing implemented for all production employees, a production member on the series tested positive for COVID-19. In compliance with industry guidelines, the production member is in isolation, and close contacts will be required to quarantine. Production will resume on Wednesday after a two-day pause.  This is the third COVID-affected shoot in the U.K. in the last few days. Netflix’s “Bridgerton” paused shooting after a positive case, resumed, and paused again after another case. The streamer’s “Matilda” has also paused for the same reason.  London’s Riverside Studios has canceled its revival of Terence Rattigan’s play “The Browning Version,” starring Kenneth Branagh, because of the COVID-enforced absence of cast members during rehearsals.  The news of “House of the Dragon” pausing its shoot was first reported by Deadline.
********The way those people act, COVID is the least of their problems!!
*******Winter is coming… so it’s only gonna get worse!!!

Prince Andrew Hung With Epstein After Divorce

Prince Andrew reportedly spent time in convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s New York City townhouse following his divorce from Sarah Ferguson.  News comes from Miami Herald reporter Julie Brown’s upcoming book “Perversion of Justice: The Jeffrey Epstein Story,” set to hit bookshelves today.  According to Brown, Prince Andrew traveled to New York roughly three years after his divorce from Sarah, Duchess of York, was finalized.  “In 1999, Britain’s Prince Andrew, newly divorced from his wife, Sarah Ferguson, was invited by [Ghislaine] Maxwell to visit Manhattan. Andrew had known Maxwell and her family for many years,” the book details. “He, too, was trying to find himself. On the heels of a messy divorce, Andrew agreed to escape to the U.S. and stay with Ghislaine at Epstein’s Upper East Side mansion. Andrew was soon squiring Maxwell around Manhattan, attending social events and dinner parties.”  The book goes on to note that Epstein, Prince Andrew, and “a number of other prominent men” were accused of sexual abuse by Virginia Giuffre, who was underage, according to reports.  Giuffre has gone on the record on multiple occasions stating abuse happened in Epstein’s NYC townhouse and other locations around the world.
*******Andrew has done a lot of work with teenage mothers.. like, helping them get their start!!
********Prince Andrew… the bad seed!!!
*****Nobody told him: DON’T POSE FOR PICTURES!!!

Prince Harry’s Secret Memoir

Prince Harry has been secretly writing a memoir for nearly a year, and he’s sold it to Penguin Random House.  Harry has been working on the book with power-ghostwriter J. R. Moehringer.  Pulitzer-winner Moehringer has previously written memoirs for tennis legend Andre Agassi and Nike co-founder, Phil Knight, as well as his own autobiography, “The Tender Bar,” which is currently being made into a movie by George Clooney.  A manuscript was due to be turned in in August, but as the lives of Harry and wife Meghan Markle continue to be engulfed in a swirl of drama, the deadline has been pushed back until October.  But the first draft is almost completely written.  A leaked blurb from the publisher, seen by Page Six, says, “In an intimate and heartfelt memoir from one of the most fascinating and influential global figures of our time, Prince Harry will share, for the very first time, the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him.”  It says the book will cover “his lifetime in the public eye from childhood to the present day, including his dedication to service, the military duty that twice took him to the frontlines of Afghanistan, and the joy he has found in being a husband and father” and promises “an honest and captivating personal portrait.”  The release date for this publication is tentatively scheduled for late 2022.
*******He’ll also be trashing his family, which will make it interesting!!!
*****Chapter one: “My Life.” Chapters 2-20: “Meghan’s Life!!!”
*******He’s done just about everything a famous guy can do to cash in. After this, he’ll be selling oranges along the highway!!!
******His new nickname in the Royal Family: “Harry Plotter!!!”
What bombshells will Prince Harry reveal in his tell-all book?

Matt Damon’s Daughter Won’t Watch His Movies

Matt Damon’s teenage daughter refuses to watch her famous father’s films — including his Oscar winner “Good Will Hunting.”  “You know, my 15-year-old refuses to see it,” he said in a new interview on “CBS Sunday Morning.” “She doesn’t want to see any movies that I’m in that she thinks might be good.”  But he said Isabella’s disses are all in good fun.  “She just likes to give me s–t,” he said. “My daughter said, ‘Yeah, remember that movie you did, “The Wall”?’ I said, ‘It was called “The Great Wall.”‘ She goes, ‘Dad, there’s nothing great about that movie.’”  The actor added with a laugh, “She keeps my feet firmly on the ground.”  He said that, as the years go on, fans connect with him less often over “Good Will Hunting” — the 1997 movie that catapulted him and best pal Ben Affleck to fame when they won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.  “Sure, yeah — fewer and fewer. You know, younger people don’t know it as much,” Damon said about fans wanting to talk to him about the film.
********That movie is so old, it’s now “Good Will Hunting For His Car Keys!!”

Theatre Owners Upset At Disney

The National Association of Theatre Owners has criticized Disney for its decision to simultaneously release Marvel’s Black Widow in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access.  Ten days after its domestic debut, they released a fiery statement that takes aim at “Black Widow’s” rollout.  They seemed to like “Black Widow,” calling it “such a well-made, well-received, highly anticipated movie.” Still, the group says the $200-million budgeted “Black Widow” underperformed at the box office and on Disney Plus. “Despite assertions that this pandemic-era improvised release strategy was a success for Disney and the simultaneous release model, it demonstrates that an exclusive theatrical release means more revenue for all stakeholders in every cycle of the movie’s life,” the statement said.  Without a hybrid release, NATO predicts that “Black Widow” would have secured a much larger opening weekend, somewhere north of $92 to $100 million. And while the film soared past the opening weekends of recent releases like “A Quiet Place 2” and “F9,” its ticket sales quickly dropped off. In its sophomore outing, “Black Widow” collected $26 million, a huge 69% decline. Or, as NATO put it, a “stunning second weekend collapse in theatrical revenues.”
*******We don’t blame ’em!!!!
*****The Mouse House has turned into the House of Greed!!!
*******Plus, who can really enjoy a movie without a $30 tub of popcorn???

Lady Gaga Performing With Tony Bennett

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett announced their two final shows together.  They confirmed on Twitter the pair of shows will be called, “One Last Time: an Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga,” and take place on August 3 and August 5 at the famed Radio City Music Hall.  They made their first album together, “Cheek to Cheek,” in 2014, and recently completed their second album.  The first show on Aug. 3 will also be a celebration of Bennett’s 95th birthday.  “It’s been too long! Ready for live music again? Join @LadyGaga & me at @RadioCity August 3rd & 5th. Am looking forward to be on the Great Stage again, and can’t wait to see you there!” the crooner wrote on Twitter.  “One Last Time! An evening with @itstonybennett and me at Radio City Music Hall on August 3rd & 5th. I am so honored and excited to celebrate Tony’s 95th birthday with him at these special shows,” Gaga said. Back in February 2021, Bennett announced in an interview with AARP magazine, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2016.
*********The article is titled, “I’ll Tell You As Much as I Can Remember!!”
********First Bradley Cooper, now Tony Bennett!! This girl knows how to live!!!
******He’s a spry 95!!! Maybe he can make a move on the Queen!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Here’s Johnny!  Malika’s New Man-(National Enquirer)

Kardashian pal Malika Haqq, 38, was caught in a lip-lock with “Love Island” star Johnny Middlebrooks, 22, over dinner!  Malika, 38, gave birth in March 2020 to Ace, her son with former boyfriend rapper O.T. Genasis-but it looks like she’s got a new man in her life with Johnny.  “They kissed multiple times and were holding hands when not eating,” reported an onlooker.

Wild Ride Hookup!(Globe)

More roller-coaster romance for Shia LaBeouf, 35, and his ex-wife, actress Mia Goth, 27.  Split up since 2018, they’re now bicycling together and enjoying arm-in-arm dates at Disneyland!

Dua & Anwar:  The Next Step-(Us Weekly)

Get the champagne ready!  Friends say an engagement could be on the horizon for Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid.  “No one would be surprised,” an insider says, adding that the singer, 25, and the model, 22-who have been together since 2019-are very happy together.  “They can’t imagine being with anyone else because what they have is so special.  It still feels new and exciting!”

Christina Warns Renee:  Ant’s Using You!-(Star)

From one woman to another!  Christina Haack is telling anyone who will listen that her ex-husband, Ant Anstead, is with Rene Zellweger for the free publicity.  The pair hit it off when the Bridget Jones’s Diary star, 52, filmed an episode of Ant’s new show, Celebrity IOU:  Joyride, in early June and began dating just days after his divorce from the HGTV pro, 37, was finalized.  “The ink’s barely dry on the divorce papers and Ant is already pulling out all the stops for Renee,” spills a source.  “But Christina knows Ant.  He’s only interested in one thing:  his career.  He’ll use his relationship with Renee to get ahead.”  She’s not the only one questioning the intentions of the British TV host, 42.  “Renee’s friends worry that Ant is only dating her because she’s famous,” adds the source.  “She should listen to Christina and tread carefully.”

Kelly’s Fresh Start-(Life & Style)

Starting over!  After putting the Encino mansion that she once shared with estranged husband Brandon Blackstock on the market, Kelly Clarkson has purchased a $5.4 million home in another LA neighborhood:  North Hollywood.  The sprawling five-bedroom, six-bath estate sits on one acre of land and comes with a swimming pool, spa and tennis court.  “Kelly didn’t want to walk into a room and be reminded of a fight or disagreement she and Brandon had,” shares a source close to the 39-year-old singer, who filed for divorce from her former manager, 44, last June.  “She needed a clean slate, someplace where she could make new memories.  This pad is perfect.”

PDA Alert!-(People)

Tom Holland & Zendaya

Holland, 25, and his Spider-Man:  No Way Home costar-who first sparked dating buzz in 2017 but denied it then-were photographed sharing a passionate kiss in Los Angeles on July 2.  Zendaya, 24, was last linked to Jacob Elordi in 2020.

Greek Goddess-(In Touch)

Greece, June 29

Hailey and Justin Bieber fall in love all over again on vacation.  “Thank you for being the squishiest, most lovable human on the face of the Earth,” he writes to her on Instagram.



Michelangelo Print Found?

What may be Michelangelo’s thumbprint has been found on a small wax statue that he created 500 years ago.   Museum experts at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum found the mark pressed onto the dark red figurine, which was a sketch for a larger unfinished marble sculpture. Titled “A Slave,” the figurine depicting a naked figure with an arm across its face was part of the Renaissance master’s preparations for Pope Julius II’s elaborate tomb in Rome.  “It is an exciting prospect that one of Michelangelo’s prints could have survived in the wax,” one of the V&A’s senior curators, Peta Motture, is quoted as saying in a BBC press release. “Such marks would suggest the physical presence of the creative process of an artist.”  Michelangelo destroyed many of his preparatory works. The sketch model is believed to have been created between 1515 and 1519.
*********It’s so old… how much could it be worth???
*****Does the FBI have Michelangelo in its fingerprint database??
********They matched it up with a fingerprint on Venus de Milo’s ass!!! Busted!!!

Robot Can Teach Itself To Walk Around

The artificial intelligence robot developed by Carnegie Melon University Professor Deepak Pathak can adapt in real-time and teach itself how to maneuver through rocks, sand, grass and oil-covered surfaces.  Looking something like the bare bones of a small animal, the robot learns to react to new situations the same way people do.  Most robots aren’t able to adjust to changing conditions so quickly, but Rapid Motor Adaptation seeks to change that. The technology is the first learning-based system that doesn’t rely on hand-coded motions.  The RMA adapts robot joints in real-life to auto-adjust to changing situations. It is a step toward building AI systems that can do the same.  The research team says the robot will eventually be used for search and rescue efforts, and space exploration.
*********It can also train itself to hunt down and exterminate humanity!! We’ve seen the Terminator movies!!
*********Remember: Skynet became self-aware on August 29th, 1997!!!
*****Where does a super-strong dog robot walk?? Anywhere it wants to!!!!

Florida Man Strikes Again… With Bear Spray

A Florida man stole candles from a mall store and sprayed dozens of patrons with bear mace repellent before escaping, police said.  The theft happened Saturday afternoon at a Bath and Body Works store in a mall in the Doral suburb west of Miami, investigators said. The unidentified suspect entered the store, filled a bag with candles and then started spraying people with mace.  “This is an only in Miami story,” Doral Police spokesman Rey Valdes told the Miami Herald. “You can’t make this up.”  About 35 people were affected. Some were taken to hospitals for treatment, including the store manager, but officials were not sure how many or whether any had to be admitted. Bear mace is a strong irritant to a person’s eyes and respiratory system.  A portion of the mall was evacuated after the macing Saturday. The man believed responsible got away in a cab.
*********He didn’t have to do that!! Bath and Body Works gives out great discount coupons!!
******Most people get their bear spray at Bed, Bath and Beyond!!
*******If you’re gonna commit a crime, why steal candles?? Try stealing the CASH!!

North Korea Cracking Down On The Young

Young North Koreans have been warned they must follow traditional lifestyles and adhere to the country’s dialect.  The official newspaper made the demand in a column as Pyongyang tries to eradicate cultural influences from South Korea.  Kim Jong Un’s regime is particularly focused on the speaking habits of millennials, with some mimicking their neighbors by referring to their husbands as “oppa” – a term that means “older brother”.  The Rodong Sinmun newspaper said North Korea’s standard language is superior and young people must use it correctly – all while ensuring their clothes, hairstyle, music preferences and dancing styles are acceptable.  According to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, its article warned: “The ideological and cultural penetrated under the colorful signboard of the bourgeoisie is even more dangerous than the enemies who are taking guns.”  Late last year, harsh new measures were introduced that mean parents can be fined if their children are caught enjoying South Korean entertainment or copying the way they speak.  Those caught with media from South Korea can face up to 15 years in a prison camp – and punishments are also administered for using unregistered televisions, radios, computers and mobile phones from other countries.
*********In other words, BTS is worse than an invading army!!
*****The whole prison camp thing is just one more commie idea that we need to import to our country!!!
******South Korean men wear a lot of makeup!! Maybe Kim Jong Un has a point!! He’s hard, but fair!!








5 Monday Morning Habits That Will Make You Happier All Day Long

Huffington Post


  1. Stay off email for a set period of time

Avoiding email might seem impossible on Monday mornings, but you should try really hard not to reach for your phone first thing when you wake up, Hafeez advised.

“Searching through emails, text messages and social media can waste time in the morning that can be spent doing more productive activities,” Hafeez said. “Social media has also been shown to harm mental health and may make you feel more stressed than need be.”

So, make a promise to yourself that you’re not going to pick up your devices as soon as your alarm goes off and allow outside forces (the news, your Instagram feed, emails, etc.) to dictate how you feel first thing. Eventually, you’ll have to let the world in, but try to at least hold off until you’ve had time to focus on yourself for a few minutes or do one or two things to prep for the day ahead, Hafeez said. It might be helpful to set a designated period of time (like 15 minutes) when you tell yourself you’re simply not going to reach for your phone or look at any other screens.


  1. Move your body

“If you move your body for 30 minutes a day, it gets all of the feel-good chemicals in the brain moving, and gets you seeing things in a positive light,” said Kim Strobel, a happiness coach and founder of Strobel Education, a company that teaches happiness strategies.

Of course, whenever you move your body is great, but there are particular benefits to working out in the morning. Research suggests that getting physical in the morning can help shift your body clock so that you’re more alert when you wake up. Research also shows that morning exercise can help with memory and executive function throughout the day. And there’s also evidence that people are motivated to work out on Mondays in particular.

It doesn’t need to be anything too hardcore or too long, either. Consider a gentle warmup, a few yoga poses or some squats, for example. (Here are a few simple exercises that can make a big difference.) About 30 minutes a day is Strobel’s goal, but it doesn’t have to be yours. There’s plenty of evidence that just 10 minutes can make a big difference, so do what fits into your life and your routine.


  1. Write down three things you’re grateful for

“Our brains are wired toward negativity,” Strobel said. “What we have to do is intentionally get control of our thoughts … and try and guide those in the right direction.”

Giving thanks really can have a big impact on overall happiness and well-being, which is why experts so often recommend starting a gratitude practice of some kind. It may be particularly beneficial on Mondays, when you’re anxious about getting things done and getting out the door. Research shows that gratitude can be a big-time stress buster.

Strobel suggested simply jotting down three things you’re grateful for, no matter how small. If journaling isn’t your preferred means of expressing gratitude, that’s totally OK. Find a method that works for you.


  1. Make your bed

Both Hafeez and Strobel agreed that making your bed is a surprisingly effective way to start your week.

“Making your bed is a quick and easy way to start your Monday morning off in a productive fashion,” Hafeez said. “Treat it as your first ‘to-do’ of the day and feel how satisfied you are after accomplishing something so early in the morning.”

As William McRaven — author of an actual book on the importance of bed-making — has said: “It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task and another.”

That sense of accomplishment and forward momentum is just what you need to start your Monday off strong.


  1. Cue yourself

Technically this is a Sunday evening habit, but planning ahead is one of the most powerful things you can do to make Monday mornings less painful. Specifically, set up cues that will help you stick with whatever habit (or habits) you’re trying to develop.

For example, if you know you want to move your body for 30 minutes on a Monday morning, set your workout clothes out on Sunday night, Strobel said. Or put your gratitude journal out somewhere where you’ll see it. (She personally puts her journal on the table and her workout clothes in the bathroom.)

Think of cueing as another layer of protection to make sure you’re actually following through with the habits you want to build.

“When people are just starting out, they have to have these cues so their brain says, ‘Hey, this is what I do when I wake up on Monday morning,’” Strobel said.

You’ll still have plenty of Mondays that feel chaotic or stressful or just generally meh, because morning routines can only change so much. So, take it easy on yourself and go one step at a time. Check in after a few weeks and notice how you’re feeling.

“Pick one thing you’re going to do,” Strobel said. “Pick one habit, and you’re going to set yourself physical cues so that your brain gets cues that say this is who you are, and this is how you show up for yourself.”


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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