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Born on this day!! Singer Pat Boone is 87. Actor Morgan Freeman is 84. Actor Brian Cox (“Deadwood”) is 75. Guitarist Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones is 74. Actor Jonathan Pryce is 74. Actor John M. Jackson (“NCIS: Los Angeles”) is 71. Country singer Ronnie Dunn of Brooks and Dunn is 68. Actor Lisa Hartman Black is 65. Actor Tom Irwin (“Devious Maids”) is 65. Bassist Simon Gallup of The Cure is 61. Comedian Mark Curry (“Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”) is 60. Actor Teri Polo (“Meet The Parents”) is 52. Model Heidi Klum is 48. Singer Alanis Morissette is 47. Actor Sarah Wayne Callies (“The Walking Dead”) is 44. Comedian Link Neal of Rhett and Link (YouTube’s “Good Mythical Morning”) is 43. TV host Damien Fahey (MTV’s “Total Request Live”) is 41. Singer Brandi Carlile is 40. Comedian Amy Schumer is 40. Actor Taylor Handley (“The O.C.”) is 37. Actor Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”) is 30. Actor Willow Shields (“The Hunger Games”) is 21.


1792 – Kentucky became the 15th state in the United States.
1796 – Tennessee became the 16th state in the United States.
1938 – The first issue of Action Comics, featuring Superman, was published.
1958 – General Charles De Gaulle became the premier of France.
1968 – Helen Keller, blind and deaf author-lecturer, died.
1980 – Cable News Network (CNN) debuted.
2001 – Nepal’s Crown Prince Dipendra went on a shooting spree, killing his father, mother, sister, brother, and other members of the royal family before shooting himself.

Today Is: Baby Boomers Recognition Day, CNN Day, Global Day of Parents, Heimlich Maneuver Day, International IGBO Day, International Table Top Day, National Dare Day, National Go Barefoot Day, National Nailpolish Day, National Olive Day, National Pen Pal Day, Oscar The Grouch Day, Say Something Nice Day, Stand For Children Day, Superman’s Birthday, World Milk Day, World Narcissistic Abuse Day, World Reef Awareness 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 – New Amsterdam
ABC – 8:00 –  Mike Tyson; The Knockout  /  10:00 – To Tell The Truth
FOX – 8:00 – LEGO Masters / 9:00 – Mental Samurai
CW – 8:00 –  Superman and Lois  /  9:00 – Superman and Lois

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: David Harbour, William Jackson Harper, Half Alive
Jimmy Fallon: P!nk, Eric Bana, Natti Natasha & Becky G (R 5/17/21)
Stephen Colbert: John Krasinski, Yo-Yo Ma (R 5/20/21)
Seth Meyers: Rob Lowe, Domhnall & Brian Gleeson, Emerald Fennell (R 4/15/21)
James Corden: Viggo Mortensen, Quinn XCII featuring Chelsea Cutler (R 2/1/21)
Lilly Singh: Pride Month Celebration
Daily Show: Pre-empted
Conan: Nasim Pedrad (R 5/3/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Pre-empted
The View: Dan Abrams
The Talk: Paul Reiser, Renée Felice Smith, guest co-hosts Jerry O’Connell & Justin Baldoni
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Kathleen Turner, Dr. Doris Day
Ellen DeGeneres: James Corden, Patti Harrison, Drew Brees, Hamish McCann
Wendy Williams: Bill Bellamy, Dawn Richard
The Real: Reviewing the hottest summer swimsuit trends
Kelly Clarkson: Kevin Hart, Matthew Logelin
Tamron Hall: Constance Wu, the cast of “David Makes Man”
Drew Barrymore: Reese Witherspoon, Billy Eichner, Derrick Barnes & Gordon C. James (R 9/15/20)

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

QUESTION: Want to get busted FOR SURE??? Get drunk, break into an AirBnb, and PASS OUT!! Oh, and make sure the house was RENTED BY COPS!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Wanna throw something at an NBA player??? This guy did.. and now, HE’S ARRESTED!! Kylie Irving says it’s like being in a “HUMAN ZOO!!”


QUESTION: Why is IRISH SOCIAL MEDIA going nuts over MATT LEBLANC on the “Friends” reunion?? Because.. he looks just like everyone’s favorite uncle!!!!!


QUESTION: In the market for an NFT of the original ROSWELL “ALIEN AUTOPSY” film??? You’re in luck!! This frame is going on auction, opening bid: $1 MILLION!!!!
The NFT made from the original, controversial, 1947 Alien Autopsy film. It has a starting bid of 450 ethereum, or more than $1 million

QUESTION: Wondering whether you should have a BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT?? (Not you, sir!!) Terry Dubrow says, “DON’T DO IT!! IT COULD KILL YOU!!” Butt, butt…
Summer Bums -- Guess Who!

British Prime Minister Marries

Boris Johnson this weekend became the first British prime minister in 200 years to get married while in office.  Johnson, 56, married political campaign organizer Carrie Symonds, 33, in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral in London Saturday afternoon, a Downing Street spokesman told the BBC.  The couple is planning a larger reception to celebrate with their loved ones and a honeymoon trip for next summer. The coronavirus pandemic is still making it difficult for many people to gather and travel.  CNN said Symonds gave birth to the couple’s first child, son Wilfred, in April 2020, the same month Johnson was hospitalized with COVID-19.  Johnson also has four children from his previous marriage to Marina Wheeler. They split up in 2018 after 25 years.
********Is the Queen aware that her Prime Minister has been living in sin??
******Charles said, “See? I’m not so bad!!!”
******COVID is a great excuse for not having a big wedding!!!
*****We hope the kid didn’t get his hair!!!!

Marilyn Manson Sued Again

Another woman has come forward, accusing Marilyn Manson of sexual assault.  The woman, identified as “Jane Doe,” sued the musician Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court for sexual assault, sexual battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.  The woman claims to have been exploited and victimized by the rocker, whose real name is Brian Warner, “during and after their relationship in 2011.”  “Defendant lured Plaintiff, a musician, into what was, at first, a consensual romantic relationship. A short time later, however, he raped Ms. Doe. He also subjected Ms. Doe to further degrading acts of sexual exploitation, manipulation, and psychological abuse,” the complaint alleges.  A member of Manson’s team “strongly denies” the accusations.  The woman claims Warner told her he loved her within two weeks of meeting her and shortly after he gave her a key to his apartment. He would later “demand” she move in with the musician and became “increasingly controlling,” she claims in the filing.
*******AND… he wouldn’t share his makeup!!
******That’s funny, he doesn’t look weird! Oh, wait…
*******Girls, if you lay down with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas!! Just sayin’!!!

Piers Morgan Wanted Back!

Good Morning Britain” has invited controversial newsman Piers Morgan back to the show following his departure in March over backlash he received due to his criticism of Meghan Markle.  The offer follows a ratings dive for the ITV program since Morgan’s resignation.  “They reached out — there have been approaches. Never say never,” Piers revealed, according to The Sun.  His refusal to apologize to Markle played a major role in his departure. Sticking to his guns, he’s yet to offer regrets to the Duchess of Sussex.  In fact, he believes Markle and husband Harry should be stripped of their royal titles for “trashing the institution and causing a lot of damage.”  Following his exit from “GMB,” Morgan doubled down on his comments over his disbelief of Markle’s claims about racism and suicidal thoughts, believing he was a victim of cancel culture.  “Those of you that know me well enough know that, despite my many faults, I’m always willing to stand my ground for the things that I think matter most,” he wrote in a lengthy social media note at the time. “And now I’ve lost my job at Good Morning Britain because I chose not to apologize for disbelieving Meghan Markle’s claims in her interview with Oprah Winfrey.”
********Oprah can’t believe!!! She can’t believe how much money she’s making off Meghan and Harry!!
****Piers is outspoken and obnoxious… so naturally, he’s the highest-rated personality on that show!!!
******Meghan is the one who complained to the network about Piers!! (true) How many times does THAT happen?? 

Prince William Waiting For More Truth Bombs

Prince William is afraid his younger brother’s current confessional tour will end up becoming even more of a problem than it already has been, according to a report.  He is anxious that Prince Harry might “go too far with his truth bombs,” a source told the Mail on Sunday.  Harry and wife Meghan Markle have rocked the royal family since their March interview with Oprah Winfrey, during which they accused “The Firm” of racism and claimed they got no support as Markle struggled to adjust to life in the monarchy.  Harry followed up the Oprah chat with even more claims about his father, Prince Charles, saying the future king made him “suffer” as a child.  William is not just disappointed but “greatly concerned” about Harry’s latest round of public statements, said the source, who told the Mail there were “concerns rather than fears” of even more allegations to come.
********Wills sent him a personal note: “Just don’t get into penis size!!!!”
********The Queen already knows where the bodies are buried… because she buried them!!
*****Charles is ready to wash his hands of the whole thing!! He just read in the National Enquirer that he’s not even Harry’s father!!

Gene Simmons Leaving California

Gene Simmons has lived up to a promise made and kissed goodbye to California.  He and his wife Shannon Tweed, recently dropped $8.2 million on an 11,000-square-foot spread in the desert of Henderson, Nev., just outside Las Vegas, according to reports.  “We are moving out of LA for a number of reasons,” Simmons said back in March, citing among other gripes, onerous taxes that make California “uninhabitable.”  “I’m done [with California],” he said. “There are earthquakes, fires and pandemics every year. Even though there is nice sunshine, I’m done.”  He had lived for many years on a two-acre estate in Beverly Hills. That home is on the market for $20 million. He currently lives in a 12,000-square-foot mansion in Lake Tahoe.  His new Vegas pad reportedly boasts six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a koi pond and sprawling views of the desert valley.
********He should keep quiet about how bad California is, especially since he’s trying to get $20 million for the house!!
******Women in Nevada are hot. But it’s a dry heat!!!

No More Tiger King For Carole Baskin

Carole Baskin won’t be back for a second season of “Tiger King.”  Baskin says she was asked to participate in a follow-up to the smash hit Netflix show, but turned the producers down.  “I told them to lose my number,” the owner of Big Cat Rescue says. “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.”  Baskin claimed after it had aired that the producers had made her believe that she’d be the heroine of the show, then delved into rumors that she’d murdered her first husband, Don Lewis, and fed his body to her tigers. Baskin — whose parlayed her controversial story on the show into an appearance on “Dancing with the Stars” and various projects like a cellphone game and novelty crypto currency — will next be speaking at a “Virtual Influencer Summit” to talk about cyber bullying.  “The first three months [after ‘Tiger King’ aired] my phone rang incessantly with people screaming obscenities. After that it slowed down,” she tells us. “I didn’t take it personally,” she says, but “it really affected my husband [Howard Baskin] and daughter. If someone said something about someone you love, you would want to protect them.”
********You kill one husband, and everybody thinks you’re a bitch!! Not fair!!
*****You shouldn’t bully people!! Be nice… and THEN throw ’em in the meat grinder!!!
*****Who would YOU rather be in a cell with?? Carole Baskin or Joe Exotic?? We think Joe wins that one!!

Pandemic Box Office Record

A Quiet Place Part II has broken the US box office record in the pandemic era on its opening weekend.  The sequel starring Emily Blunt opened in the United States this weekend (May 28) after multiple COVID-related delays. It comes to the UK on June 3.  Across its first three days in cinemas, A Quiet Place Part II generated $48million in revenue, making it the biggest three-day haul since the pandemic began.  The film is currently playing in nearly 4,000 theatres across the US, and its revenue is expected to rise to around $58m after Memorial Day.
*******Are we back yet??? People are more scared of the virus than the aliens!!! 


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Depp Digs For Dirt On Amber’s Cash!-(National Enquirer)

Bitter Johnny Depp is suing the American Civil Liberties Union to force them to reveal if his ex-wife Amber Heard made good on her promise to donate her entire $7 million divorce settlement to charity! In 2016, the “Aquaman” beauty, 35, swore she’d fork over $3.5 million to the organization and give the remaining cash to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  Her pledge was a sore point last year during 57-year-old Johnny’s losing libel lawsuit against a British tabloid that labeled him a wife beater.  However, Johnny’s lawyers have insisted Amber’s self-proclaimed generosity is a lie!  Amber had previously said, through her attorney, she intends to fulfill her multimillion-dollar promise “eventually.”

Cockeyed Paul’s Odd Yoga Secret-(Globe)

Paul McCartney says he doesn’t need reading glasses at age 78 because he practices “eye yoga” every day!  “It can look a bit weird,” says the former Beatle, who learned the vigorous eye-rolling from “some yogi in India.”  The “Maybe I’m Amazed” singer describes his regimen:  “Head still, and then you look up as far as you can, one, two, three, go back to the middle, then down, back to the middle!”

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“I actually have 21 of these glorious birds.”-Slamming an outlet for “fake news” after they claimed she only had 16 peacocks, Martha Stewart.

“That was what was going through my mind cause it was him….He was the love of my life.”-Recalling accepting her 2017 Oscar from childhood crush Leonardo DiCaprio, Emma Stone.

“To be honest-that’s the Botox.”-Joking about always looking happy, Dolly Parton.

Thanks For the Memories!-(Star)

They were there for us-and for each other!  After being delayed several times, the much-anticipated Friends reunion finally hit HBO Max May 27.  And it was emotional for the long-running 1990s sitcom’s stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Be Blanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer.  “It was an incredible time,” Courtney, 56, mused of the must-see show.  “We became best friends.”  Visibly moved, 51-year-old Matthew-whose fast-talking Chandler famously never shed a tear-announce, “I’m gonna cry now.”

Romance Report Card-(Life & Style)

Jacob Elordi-

Talk about a model boyfriend!  Kaia Gerber says that her “safe, steady” relationship with the Euphoria actor has “opened [her] eyes to the possibilities of love.”




The secret to her 15-year-old marriage to Carey Hart?  “Couples counseling,” said the “What Abut Us” singer.  “Learning to speak the same language….’cause we don’t.”



Melissa Gorga-

“The Real Housewife’s” married problems are only getting worse.  “I don’t want to die unhappy,” she said of the explosive arguments she’s had with husband Joe.


Lindsay Vonn & Diego Osorio:  Dating-(People)

The retired Olympic skier, 36, is dating Osorio, the founder of tequila brand Lobos 1707.  Says a source:  “It’s new, and they’re enjoying getting to know each other.”

Miami Heat-(In Touch)

May 23

First LA, then Montana, now South Florida.  The Bennifer 2.0 North American tour continues as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez rekindle their love at a rental house near her Miami home.



Bob Dylan Record Returned After 48 Years

A manager at an Ohio library said a man who checked out a Bob Dylan record returned the borrowed item through the mail 48 years later.  Sara Philips, manager of the University Heights branch of Heights Libraries, said an oddly-shaped package arrived in the mail on one recent day.  “I got a package in the mail from San Francisco that was record-shaped and — lo and behold! — it contained a record from our collection that was due back in June 1973,” Phillips said.  The record, Self Portrait by Bob Dylan, had been checked out by Howard Simon when he was an eighth-grader at Wiley Middle School in Cleveland Heights.  Simon included a note with the record that revealed he had recently discovered the album among his personal collection and decided to return it.  “As a recent retiree, I am taking the opportunity to turn my attention to some of the many vignettes of life that by dint of career and family have been neglected these many years,” Simon wrote. “In that context, I am returning with this letter an overdue item (by my count, approximately 17,480 days overdue as of this writing).”  Phillips said Simon included a $175 donation with the record, as well as a copy of his own album, Western Reserve. Phillips said Simon’s album might end up as part of the library’s music collection.
*******Or… it might not!!
*****Howard waited 48 years for Dylan to have another hit… but it never happened!!
****In some countries, you’d get the death penalty for keeping something that long!!

Escaped Alligator Caught

An escaped alligator spotted swimming in Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River was captured Friday morning and returned to his owner.  The Find Toby in PA Facebook group for lost pets posted a photo Friday morning showing the alligator floating in the river.  The reptile, described as a “tame and legal pet alligator,” was caught on video floating near the John Wright Restaurant in the Wrightsville, Lancaster County, area.  Neighbors said the alligator, named Oscar, was successfully captured and returned to its owner in the late morning.  Mike Parker, communications director for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, said alligators are legal to own in Pennsylvania.
******He’s tame.. until he gets hungry!!
*****The only reason her was still in Pennsylvania is that he didn’t have a map to Florida!!!

Get Paid To Play Video Games

A website is offering to pay a pair of friends $2,000 to spend 21 hours playing video games and report on the experience., which sells Internet and phone service packages, said the selected pair of friends will each receive a Nintendo Switch Lite, Nintendo Online access, free snacks and popular games including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons for their 21-hour gaming marathon.  “We’re paying friends $2,000 to gear up (on our dime), play 21 hours of video games per person, and report their experience back to us,” the website said. “We’re wondering: do you play a little better with your best friend alongside you in the thick of the action, or is your focus that much sharper when you play by yourself?”  The post said the ideal candidates are experienced video game players with a strong bond.  Applications are being accepted on the website through June 18.
*******Most of the people who fit that description are too lazy to enter!!

Tallest Mohawk

A Minnesota man who held the Guinness World Record for tallest Mohican, or fan Mohawk, hair style had some adjustments made to capture a second record for the world’s tallest spike Mohawk.  Joe Grisamore set his first record in 2020, when his fan Mohawk was measured at 42.5 inches tall.  Grisamore said his stylist, Kay Jettmann, and his wife, Laura Grisamore, helped him mold his now 50.9-inch hair into the world’s tallest spike Mohawk.  “Kay and I had worked for a long time, as far as how to make this all happen,” Grisamore told KARE-TV. “We just [did] it without ratting it, laying on the floor — different hair sprays — I don’t know, it was a big trial and error.”  Grisamore’s hair now holds two Guinness records.  See the video HERE.
******Now he’s being sued by the Mohican tribe for “cultural appropriation!!” (don’t ask)
****When your hair has more personality than YOU do, that’s a problem!!







How ‘Friends’ Influenced Baby Names In The U.S.

Huffington Post


“Friends” premiered on Sept. 22, 1994. That same year, Ross was No. 311 on the SSA’s popularity list for boys, a continuation of a general downward pattern that began in the ’80s.

But the following two years, it seems the name took a break from its overall drop in popularity. In 1995, it rose to No. 268, and in 1996, it was No. 271. But in 1997, Ross dropped back to No. 331 and moved down every year until it fell off the Top 1000 list after 2012. So it seems the possible “Friends” bump was short-lived.



Rachel inspired a hairstyle moniker and may have also influenced the classic name’s popularity among American parents. Either that, or the name Rachel coincidentally hit its all-time peak as the ninth most popular name for girls in 1996 ― two years into the show’s run.

The year 1996 was Rachel’s only foray into the Top 10, however. The following year, it ranked No. 13 and mostly declined from year to year after that. In 2020, Rachel was ranked No. 227.



Perhaps the most popular baby name that appears on “Friends” is Emma. In the episode “The One Where Rachel Has a Baby, Part Two,” Monica reveals that she wants to give her future daughter the name, but ultimately lets Rachel use it after seeing her reaction to it.

The episode aired in May 2002, and while we can’t say definitively how much it affected parents’ choices, it more than likely boosted Emma’s appeal. In 2001, the name ranked No. 13 on the SSA’s popularity list, but in 2002 it jumped up to the fourth most popular name for girls. In 2003, Emma was No. 2, and it’s been in the top three every year since.



Chandler seemingly got a huge boost in popularity after “Friends” debuted. In 1994, it was No. 348 for boys, up 10 spots from the previous year and 61 spots higher than it was the year before that. But in 1995, it jumped a staggering 171 places to No. 177, suggesting the fictional funnyman Chandler Bing may have accelerated the name’s rise.

The name ultimately peaked at No. 151 in 1999 and most recently ranked No. 569 last year. Chandler rose and fell slightly as a name for girls over the course of the show until it fell off the Top 1000 list after 2002. In 2020, however, it was the 977th most popular name for newborn girls in the U.S.



The name Monica peaked in popularity in the ’70s and followed a general pattern of decline after that. However, it saw a couple of tiny bumps during “Friends” ― from No. 88 in 1994 to No. 87 in 1995, No. 82 in 1996 and No. 79 in 1997.

But in 1998 and 1999, the name dropped back down to 105 and then 151. It’s hard to attribute that to “Friends,” though ― the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal came to light in 1998, which put the name in a flurry of negative news headlines.



The “Friends” effect seems likely with the name Phoebe. Phoebe rose sharply from 1994 to 1995 ― in fact, it jumped 239 spots from No. 819 to No. 580.

From 1998 to 1999, it bumped up again from No. 605 to No. 494, perhaps due to the premiere of “Charmed,” which also featured a Phoebe character. These days, it’s still climbing the charts, most recently hitting No. 256 in 2020.



Joseph, aka Joey, Tribbiani had a classic name, so it’s difficult to attribute its popularity to a TV show. Joseph was the 11th most popular name for baby boys in 1994, and after a steady climb, it reached No. 6 in 2003 for the first time since the early 20th century. The name has since fallen a bit, hitting No. 26 in 2020.

Meanwhile, the name Joey as a full name instead of a nickname has also declined since the 1990s. In 1994, it ranked No. 411, but last year, Joey was down to No. 895.



As with Joey/Joseph, the name of Ross Geller’s son Ben is a classic that doesn’t reflect any discernible “Friends” influence. In 2020, Benjamin was the 7th most popular name for boys and Ben was No. 770.

The same seems likely with Chandler and Monica’s son Jack ― although the name rose from No. 42 in 2004 to No. 34 in 2005 after the show ended. The characters’ daughter Erica’s name actually declined in popularity.


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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