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Born on this day!! Movie director Norman Jewison (“Moonstruck,” “Fiddler on the Roof”) is 94. Actor Leigh Lawson (“Tess”) is 77. Singer Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) is 72. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau (“Doonesbury”) is 72. Actor Jamey Sheridan (“Homeland”) is 69. Singer-guitarist Eric Bazilian of The Hooters is 67. Comedian Jon Lovitz is 63. Actor Lance Guest (“Lou Grant”) is 60. Actor Matt Mulhern (“Major Dad”) is 60. Singer Emerson Hart of Tonic is 51. Actress Alysia Reiner (“Orange is the New Black”) is 50. Singer Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums is 50. Country singer Paul Brandt is 48. Keyboardist Korey Cooper of Skillet is 48. Actress Ali Landry is 47. Comedian Steve Byrne (“Sullivan and Son”) is 46. Percussionist Tato Melgar of Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real is 43. Actor Justin Bartha (“The Hangover”) is 42. Actress Sprague Grayden (“Jericho,” “24”) is 42. Actor Josh Hartnett is 42. Contemporary Christian singer Brandon Heath is 42. Reggae singer Damian Marley is 42. Singer Brad Mates of Emerson Drive is 42. “American Idol” runner-up Blake Lewis is 39. Singer Romeo Santos is 39. Drummer Will Berman of MGMT is 38. Keyboardist Johan Carlsson of Carolina Liar is 36. Actress Vanessa Lengies (“Stick It,” ?American Dreams”) is 35. Actress Betty Gilpin (“GLOW,” “Nurse Jackie”) is 34.


1861 – Confederate forces won victory at Bull Run in the first major battle of the Civil War.
1873 – The first train robbery west of the Mississippi was pulled off by Jesse James and his gang.
1925 – In the “Monkey Trial,” John T. Scopes was found guilty of violating Tennessee state law by teaching evolution.
1949 – The U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.
1970 – The Aswan High Dam was opened in Egypt.
1998 – Astronaut Alan Shepard died.
2002 – WorldCom filed for bankruptcy, then the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Today Is: Fast of Tammuz, Legal Drinking Age Day, Lowest Recorded Temperature Day, National Be Someone Day, No Pet Store Puppies Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – NCIS  /  9:00 – FBI  /  10:00 – FBI Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – America’s Got Talent  /  10:00 – World Of Dance
ABC – 8:00 –  Modern Family  /  8:30 – Modern Family  /  9:00 – Black-ish  /  9:30 – Mixed-ish  /  10:00 – What Would You Do?
FOX – 8:00 – Hell’s Kitchen  /  9:00 – Prodigal Son
CW – 8:00 –  Stargirl /  9:00 – Barry Brewer

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Andy Samberg, José Andrés, Perfume Genius
Seth Meyers: Chris Evans, Action Bronson, Elle King, Nikki Glaspie
Conan: Andy Richter
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Tony Hale, Lance Ulanoff
Ellen DeGeneres: Awkwafina, Mario Lopez, Dua Lipa (R 1/6/20)
Wendy Williams: Sandra Bernhard, Ingrid Hoffmann (R 12/6/19)
The Real: John Salley, Tiffany “New York” Pollard (R 2/4/20)
Kelly Clarkson: Bryce Dallas Howard, Bob Saget, Adam Rodriguez (R 6/18/20)
Tamron Hall: Dylan McDermott (R 5/19/20)


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

QUESTION: Is Kanye CRACKING UP?? He says he would “be at peace” if Kim divorced him after he revealed he wanted to ABORT THEIR CHILD!! (White House bound!!)


QUESTION: What happened when this black woman accidentally CRASHED INTO A COP CAR??? Those damned cops GAVE HER MONEY FOR RENT AND FOOD!!! 


QUESTION: Is Trader Joe’s RACIST?? They’re the latest target of CANCEL CULTURE, because of their “Trader Jose’s” and “Trader Ming’s” ethnic foods!! (They caved)


QUESTION: Who just moved in with MEGHAN AND HARRY?? That would be HER MOM, Doria Ragland, who reads to little Archie and makes him fresh organic babyfood!!


QUESTION: Could THIS replace Door Dash?? KFC experiments with 3D PRINTED CHICKEN NUGGETS, and could even print DRUMSTICKS in the future!!!!!!!!!

DiCaprio’s Ex Admits To Tax Evasion

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli and mother Tzipi Refaeli formally admitted to tax evasion charges in Tel Aviv Monday as part of a plea agreement that will allow the entertainment star to avoid prison.  As part of the deal, the model will perform nine months of community service, pay a $720,000 fine and $2.3 million in back taxes.  Tzipi Refaeli, her mother, will serve 16 months in jail and also must pay a fine and back taxes.  The court determined that the pair evaded taxes on as much as $10 million in income.  The case included Bar Refaeli’s work between 2009 and 2012, when she was required to pay taxes in Israel and overseas.  Refaeli argued that she was in a relationship with American actor Leonardo DiCaprio in the United States during that time, and had been under U.S. tax jurisdiction.  Israeli tax officials said she’d actually lived in Tel Aviv during that time, under the names of different family members.
********Wouldn’t YOU love to be rich enough to owe that much in TAXES???
*****If there’s one country you don’t wanna shortchange, it’s Israel!!
****She called Leo for help.. but he changed his number!!

Parent Trap Reunion

Katie Couric hosted on Instagram Monday a cast reunion for Disney’s 1998 Parent Trap remake with stars Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid and more.  Director Nancy Meyers, Elaine Hendrix (Meredith), Lisa Ann Walter (Chessy), Simon Kunz (Martin) and writer and producer Charles Shyer joined Lohan (Hallie and Annie) and Quaid (Nick) during the reunion which was uploaded to Couric’s Instagram page.  The special is raising money for World Central Kitchen which provides meals to those in need.  “I had such a blast doing this movie. The first thing I remember was meeting Lindsay at, I think it was some kind of a screen test. I remember thinking, ‘Oh my god that’s one of the most talented people I’ve ever met period. Forget that she’s 11 years old,” Quaid said.  “My parents were kind of separating at the time, when this was all going on and it made it a lot easier for me to play these characters that were figuring it out. I just felt so lucky and really blessed by Nancy and Charles,” Lohan said.  “Without this movie, without this I wouldn’t have gotten that acting bug,” she continued. “How do you not want to only act for the rest of your life after doing a film like this with such great actors? The Parent Trap. It’s beautiful. It’s timeless and it’s special.”
******She WAS cute… back then!!
*****Child actors like Lindsay and Danny Bonaduce make you wonder why any parent would want their kid in the business!!
******In Hollywood, a “parent trap” usually means, “I’m having your baby. Give me a check.”

Chrissy Teigen Posts Implant Removal Scars

Chrissy Teigen posted a candid video showing the scars from her breast implant removal surgery after claiming “nobody believes it.”  She got her implants removed in June.  On Teigen’s Instagram Story she pulled up her bikini top so that the surgery scars were clearly visible.  “A few of my friends keep having to tell people that I really got my implants out because nobody believes it,” she said, adding, “These are the scars.”  She posted a photo from surgery where she was still on the operating table. “Trust me lol,” she captioned the photo.  She announced in May that she was getting her implants removed after first getting them when she was 20.  “They’ve been great to me for many years but I’m just over it. I’d like to be able to zip a dress in my size, lay on my belly with pure comfort!” she wrote in one Instagram post.  She got the implants over a decade ago because of her swimsuit modeling career. “It was more for a swimsuit thing,” Teigen told Glamour UK in March. “I thought if I’m going to be posing, laid on my back, I want them to be perky! But then you have babies and they fill up with milk and deflate and now I am screwed.”
*****For some reason, big boobs are more fun than removal scars!!
*****We’re just guessing but it seems like Chrissy may be a person who needs a lot of attention!!
******Whenever a woman puts “lol” on her post, it means, “don’t hate me for being obnoxious!”

Johnny Depp Accuses Amber Heard Of Cheating

Johnny Depp accused ex Amber Heard of having affairs with stars such as “pumpkin-head” Leonardo DiCaprio and “potato-head” Channing Tatum — nicknames he would use to “taunt” the actress, the court heard Monday.  She revealed that the “very jealous” actor considered nearly all of her male co-stars a “sexual threat” in a statement filed as part of his explosive libel case in London.  “He accused me of having affairs with each of my co-stars, movie after movie: Eddie Redmayne, James Franco, Jim Sturgess, Kevin Costner, Liam Hemsworth, Billy-Bob Thornton, Channing Tatum; even women co-stars like Kelli Garner,” she said.  She claimed that Depp also accused her of cheating on him with DiCaprio, whom she had auditioned with for a role.  “He would taunt me about it — especially when he was drunk or high — and had derogatory nicknames for every one of my male co-stars he considered a sexual threat,” she said in the statement.  “For example, Leonardo DiCaprio was ‘pumpkin-head,’ [‘Magic Mike XXL’ co-star] Channing Tatum was ‘potato-head’ and ‘Jim Turd Sturgess.’”  The court previously heard that Depp mocked Heard in text messages to his agent over an alleged affair with someone nicknamed “Mollusk,” believed to be Tesla founder Elon Musk.
*****This woman is a freak!! She could be cheating with men, women, or houseplants!!
******Is Johnny starting to think that maybe this lawsuit wasn’t such a great idea??
******He came home one day and found her getting it on with the lawnmower!!

Kanye West Fails To Make Ballot

Kanye West did not submit any of the 10,000 petition signatures needed to get on South Carolina’s 2020 presidential ballot by Monday’s noon deadline despite hosting a rally in the state the previous day.  The failure of West’s last-minute petition drive means he will almost certainly not be able to mount a third-party campaign in the Palmetto State after recently getting on the ballot in Oklahoma, where only a $35,000 filing fee is required.  By the time the deadline passed at noon, neither West nor any representative from his makeshift campaign had arrived to deliver the petition to the South Carolina Election Commission, according to commission spokesman Chris Whitmire. No “Late Registration” will be allowed.  West’s only remaining path in South Carolina would be to receive the presidential nomination of one of the 10 certified political parties in the state. He had previously announced that he would be running as a candidate under the self-created “Birthday Party.”
*******We’re lucky he’s not campaigning in his “birthday suit!!”
*****His slogan: “If elected, I’ll stay on my meds!!”
*****Everyone’s trying to guess who he would take votes from. We’re thinking his voters would be people who love rich black men. So… the Kardashians??

Nicki Minaj To Be A New Mom

Nicki Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty are expecting their first child together.  She announced the news on Monday with a photo of herself cradling her baby bump wearing a bejeweled bikini and high heels.  “#Preggers” she captioned the snap.  She posted a second photo wearing another colorful two-piece, this one with embellished shoulders and a beaded skirt.  “I’ve decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now,” she wrote. “To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, in the box- cuz ain’t nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE.”  Earlier this year, Petty registered as a sex offender in the state of California. He was convicted in 1995 of attempting to rape a 16-year-old girl.  “He was 15, she was 16 … in a relationship,” Minaj said in his defense in December 2018. “But go awf, internet, y’all can’t run my life. y’all can’t even run y’all own life.”
*******For years, she’s used her personality as birth control!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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“Dirty Dancer” Jennifer & TV Hero Clark Split!-(National  Enquirer)

Just a few weeks shy of their 19th wedding anniversary, Jennifer Grey and Clark Gregg announced they’ll be going their separate ways!  “We recently made the difficult decision to divorce, but we remain close,” the couple said on Instagram-where the “Dirty Dancer,” 60, and the steely jawed Marvel star, 58, were “totally crying as we post this.”  They share a daughter, 18-year-old Stella.

Ronnie Raves Over Sobriety!-(Globe)

Jumping jack news flash:  No more wild parties for Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood.  The lung cancer survivor, 73, boasts he’s been stone cold sober for a decade-and claims it’s more fun than being strung out!  “I got clean!  My life’s better now,” gushes the granddad of six.  “I’m wiser now; I had a great time and I still do, but in a different way,” reveals the former dope, now a doting dad to four-year-old twin girls with third wife Sally Humphreys, 42.

Russell & Ciara:  Together Four-Ever-(Us Weekly)

Russell Wilson still knows how to make Ciara giddy with joy.  On the pair’s fourth wedding anniversary (July 6), the singer, 34, gushed on Instagram that the NFL pro makes her “feel like a little kid, excited for each day.”  That happiness has built up even more now that they’re due to welcome their second child together, a boy, any day.  “We’re really fired up about having a baby,” Wilson, 31, says.  “It’s a blessing for sure.”

Mandy To Ex:  Where’s My Apology?-(Star)

Breaking her silence:  Mandy Moore had a few words for her ex-husband Ryan Adams after the 45-year-old published a mea culpa for how he’s “mistreated” women in his life.  “I find it curious that someone would make a public apology but not do it privately,” the This Is Us star sniped on July 6.  In 2019, seven women, including the 36-year-old, detailed Adams’ “psychologically abusive” and sexually inappropriate behavior to The New York Times.  (He denied the claims, tweeting apologies for “unintentionally” hurting anyone.)  For Mandy, who wed musician Taylor Goldsmith in 2018, this new act of contrition “feels like a slap in the face because he hasn’t had the guts to make direct amends to her,” a source says.  “She wishes he’d basically shut up and move on!”

Megan’s Fears For Brian-(Life & Style)

Partying the pain away?  Megan Fox is worried about estranged hubby Brian Austin Green after one of his rumored recent flings, reality star Courtney Stodden, shared a video of them in a hot tub, looking worse for wear.  Megan, 34, split from Brian, 47, in May following 10 years of marriage, and although she’s since moved on with rapper Machine Gun Kelly, “she still cares about her ex,” a source says.  “Megan’s heard rumors that Brian’s on dating apps, hooking up with young party girls, and she just hopes he’s being smart about it.  Especially, if their children [sons Noah, 7, Bodhi, 6, and Journey, 3] are around.”


“It’s a bad boyfriend thing.  It’s like, ‘Why am I texting you?’”-Sandra Oh, on taking a break from film with Grey’s Anatomy after many similar movie roles.

“Tom and I don’t really want to change each other.”-Rita Wilson, on the secret to her 32-year marriage to Tom Hanks.

“There’s been a lot of Trivial Pursuit happening at the house.”-Gwyneth Paltrow, on how her family is keeping busy.

Johnny’s Drug Use:  It’s Worse Than Anyone Knew-(In Touch)

His testimony was sensational, troubling-and sometimes even entertaining.  Johnny Depp took the stand in a London courtroom beginning on July 7 in a $50 million libel trial.  The A-lister-who’s suing the publisher of a U.K. tabloid over a 2018 article that branded him a “wife beater”-reportedly and colorfully denied ever attacking ex-wife Amber Heard, all while acknowledging his wild lifestyle.  “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me,” Johnny reportedly said, quoting his idol and late friend, Hunter S. Thompson, drawing laughs in the courtroom.  But the details of his substance abuse issues are far from funny.  In court, the three-time Oscar nominee, 57, who’s referred to himself as a “poor old junkie,” shared stories about using marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, opioids, mushrooms, LSD and prescription pills over the last five decades, including during his toxic 15-month marriage to Amber, 34, which ended in 2016.  While she’s accused him of attacking her on 14 occasions, Johnny maintains she was the real abuser and that drugs and alcohol never made him “undertake violence against anyone,” including his ex.  “But you name it, Johnny’s done it,” says a source.  “His addictions were on another level-worse than anyone knew.”



Water Skiing On Stilts

A Minnesota man took his love of water skiing to new heights when he went out on a lake wearing 11-foot stilts.  Chris Dens, 30, of Brainerd, said he was inspired to attempt the feat after seeing a video of Glenn Sperry water skiing on 8-foot stilts, and Sperry, who holds the current record after skiing on 10.5-foot stilts, corresponded with him and offered some tips when he set out to take on the record.  Dens said he started on 3.5-foot stilts and worked his way up to 6.5-foot stilts before deciding to attempt his run on 11-foot stilts.  Dens shared video of some of his failed attempts before he managed a successful run 11 feet over the water.  The skier, a founding member of the Brainerd Ski Loons Water Ski Show Team, said he is planning to make stilt skiing a part of next summer’s ski shows.  He said evidence is being submitted to Guinness World Records for official recognition.
*******At least SOMEONE is getting out and doing things!!
*******Stilt skiing sounds like “farther to fall!!”
******When you’re that high, you won’t have to “jump” when you “jump the shark!!”

Iguana Caught Sunbathing On Roof

Police and firefighters were summoned to a home in Colorado where witnesses reported a highly unusual sight: an iguana perched on the roof.  The Westminster Police Department said police and Westminster Fire Department crews responded to a home where the stray lizard was seen sunning itself at the edge of the roof.  Police said firefighters captured the iguana with the help of a bystander named William, who provided his roofing gear to the rescuers.  Police said the iguana is believed to be an escaped pet and they are now trying to locate the lizard’s owner.
*******He had a tail to tell!!
******Before humans, when animals climbed to high places, how did they get down???
******He should be called a “monitor lizard,” because he was monitoring the neighborhood!!

Wall Full Of Bees

A Pennsylvania family who found a mysterious sticky substance dripping from their walls discovered the thick liquid was honey and their walls were full of bees.  Andrea Isabell said she and her husband first noticed the dark spots on the walls of their Perkasie, Bucks County, home after Tropical Storm Fay passed through the area Friday.  Isabell said they initially thought the spots were water damage from the storm, but they soon discovered the dark spots were honey leaking through the walls.  “My husband felt this really sticky, syrupy stuff. We were brave and smelled it. He said, ‘This is honey. This is honey pouring down our walls,'” Isabell told WPVI-TV.  The family enlisted the help of Allan Lattanzi, “The Bee Man” of Yerkes Honey Farms in Collegeville. Lattanzi said there is a colony of bees living in the walls of the house.
********What did he think the buzzing sound was?? His TV??
*******Somebody could get a sweet deal on that house!!

Wine Taster Wanted

A British wine distributor is seeking a “wine taster” to get paid more than $300 to sample and review “some of the finest organic summer wines.”  Vintage Roots, a merchant specializing in organic wines, said the chosen taster will be sent bottles of various summer wines and will be asked to review the beverages for the company’s website.  Interested wine aficionados are being asked to follow the company’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages and tag the company in a photo showing the applicant enjoying a glass of wine with the hashtags #summerwinetaster #comewinewithme.  Entries are open through Aug. 31 and the winning applicant will be announced Sept. 7, the company said.
**********Great deal!! You get a bunch of wine and just write “it was pretty good” for every review!!
*********Do they provide the straws????








6 Of The Best Ways To Spend Your Lunch Break While Working From Home

Huffington Post


  1. At the bare minimum, step away from your desk.

Or the kitchen table, couch or wherever it is you do work at home. A change of scenery can be beneficial.

“It’s easy to do everything at your desk: eat lunch, make social calls, check the news and social media and so on,” Taylor said. “But removing yourself from your regular environment helps you clear your head, hit the reset button and experience a more positive, balanced day.”

Getting some fresh air is ideal, but if you can’t go outside, just moving to another part of the house can make a difference.


  1. Make a healthy lunch. Then sit down and actually enjoy it.

“One of the potential benefits of working from home is access to all ingredients and appliances in your kitchen,” Chambers said. “Cooking is a mindful activity, which helps us disconnect from work and have a lunch break, which takes you out of your working environment.”

At the office, you might have been in the habit of ordering a greasy takeout meal or eating a sad, prepackaged salad at your desk. Now that you’re home, it may be easier to prepare something fresh and nutritious that won’t spike your blood sugar, leading to the inevitable afternoon slump.

If you’re someone who often forgets to eat lunch or feels too time-crunched to whip something up midday, consider preparing it the night before or in the morning, said clinical psychologist Jessica DiVento, mental health program manager at Google.

Practicing mindful eating — rather than scarfing down a sandwich while attempting five other tasks — can improve digestion and reduce stress.

“We should also aim to eat mindfully, making the space and time to enjoy our food, the flavors, smells and textures, engaging our senses and slowing us down,” Chambers said. “Being aware of our eating and being connected helps us to feel more grounded, breathe and certainly aids digestion.”


  1. Step outside.

One of the challenges of working from home, especially during a pandemic, is feeling claustrophobic. You’re spending a lot more time in your house and your living space is now your workspace, too. That’s why it’s essential to get outdoors. During lunch, take a walk around the block or just sit outside to get some fresh air.

“By getting outside, we get the full sensory experience of the sun shining in our eyes, our feet hitting the ground, the wind blowing against our cheeks, the sounds of nature or neighborhood and the smell of new surroundings,” Chambers said. “The natural light stimulates serotonin production, making us feel happier. And by walking, we get our blood pumping, boosting our cognitive ability and getting rid of any brain fog.”

“This clarity helps us to tackle the afternoon with vitality while boosting our health and reducing our environmental stress,” he added.


  1. Move your body.

Even doing some light exercise during your lunch break, like taking a walk or stretching your body, can have a positive impact.

“Working from home has many benefits, including no commute time,” Taylor said. “But one of the downsides is being too sedentary because everything is virtually within reach.”

To counter this, use your lunch time to get moving: Walk outside or stay inside and do some stretches or put on a good song and dance around your bedroom.

“Among the countless benefits: You‘ll be able to think more sharply and creatively,” Taylor added. “And it will improve your mood, too.”

You could also use the time to do a quick physical chore — like vacuuming or sweeping the floor. Any type of movement that gets the blood flowing “gives you more energy, both mentally and physically, to be productive the rest of your day,” DiVento said.


  1. Spend time with a loved one — in person or virtually.

If you used to eat lunch with your colleagues pre-pandemic, WFH life might leave you hungry for that midday burst of connection. But it’s possible to recreate this at home, even if it means doing so via a more social distancing-friendly option like phone or video call.

“Whether it be the family, a pet, or even a telephone call, it is essential to find ways to socially connect that disconnect us from work,” Chambers said.

Parents who are now working from home can also spend this time with their kids.

“Involving them in the routine to eat and move during your lunch can help you not only get a break, but also give you time to connect and be present with them,” DiVento said.


  1. Meditate or do some other grounding practice.

Use part of your lunch break to slow down, breathe deeply and check in with yourself. You can meditate in silence or follow a guided mediation on your phone (just make sure to set it to “do not disturb” mode first).

“Get yourself in a relaxed position and find a peaceful place get away from notifications and distraction,” Taylor said. “Even 10 minutes of this daily will help you to breathe deeply and help give you a broader, healthier perspective on your day’s work — if not your life in general!”

If meditation isn’t your thing, there are countless other ways to take a restorative break.

“Consider a reflective practice, such as napping, meditation, silence, prayer or journaling,” Chambers said. “Or a creative practice, such as gardening, coloring or drawing.”


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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