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Born on this day!! Singer Chaka Khan is 68. Actor Amanda Plummer is 64. Actor Catherine Keener is 62. Actor Hope Davis (“The Matador,” ″About Schmidt”) is 57. Actor Richard Grieco (“21 Jump Street”) is 56. Drummer Kevin Griffin of Yankee Grey is 56. Actor Marin Hinkle (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Two and A Half Men”) is 55. Singer-keyboardist Damon Albarn of Blur and of Gorillaz is 53. Actor Kelly Perine (“Knight Squad,” ″One on One”) is 52. Drummer John Humphrey of The Nixons is 51. Bandleader Reggie Watts (“The Late Late Show with James Corden”) is 49. Actor Randall Park (“The Interview,” ″Fresh Off The Boat”) is 47. Actor Michelle Monaghan is 45. Actor Keri Russell is 45. Actor Brandon J. Dirden (“For Life”) is 43. Gossip blogger Perez Hilton is 43. Singer Paul Martin of Marshall Dyllon is 43. Actor Nicholle Tom (“The Nanny”) is 43. Country singer Brett Young is 40.


1775 – Patrick Henry declared “Give me liberty, or give me death.”
1806 – Lewis and Clark began their return journey east.
1877 – The first Easter egg roll was held on the White House lawn.
1919 – Benito Mussolini founded his own party in Italy, the Fasci di Combattimento.
1983 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan proposed a space-based missile defense system called the Strategic Defense Initiative or “Star Wars.”
1998 – The motion picture epic “Titanic” won 11 Oscars at the 70th Academy Awards, tying it with “Ben-Hur” for the most ever.
2001 – Russia’s Mir space station ended its 15-year orbit of the Earth, splashing down in the South Pacific.
2003 – A U.S. Army convoy was ambushed in Iraq with 11 killed and seven captured, including Pfc. Jessica Lynch.
2010 – President Barack Obama signed a health-care overhaul bill, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, into law.

Today Is: American Diabetes Association Alert Day, National 3-D Day, National Agriculture Day, National Puppy Day, National Chia Day, National Tamale Day, Near Miss Day, OK Day, World Meteorological Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – NCIS   /  9:00 – FBI  /  10:00 – FBI: Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – Young Rock  /  8:30 – Kenan  /  9:00 – This Is Us  /  10:00 – New Amsterdam
ABC – 8:00 –  To Tell The Truth  /  9:00 – Blackish  /  9:30 – Mixedish  /  10:00 – Soul Of A Nation
FOX – 8:00 – Holmes Family Effect
CW – 8:00 –  Flash  /  9:00 – Superman and Lois

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Anthony Mackie, Edgar Ramírez, Tune-Yards (R 3/17/21)
Jimmy Fallon: Chelsea Handler, Russell Brand, Mary Beth Barone
Stephen Colbert: Dana Carvey, Imagine Dragons
Seth Meyers: Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Sebastian Stan, Baratunde Thurston, Ash Soan
James Corden: Bear Grylls, Middle Kids
Lilly Singh: Ayesha Curry
Conan: Jason Segel (R 1/26/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Lisa Vanderpump
The View: Andy Cohen, Dr. Ayanna Howard
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jessica Simpson, Bear Grylls, guest co-host Maria Menounos
Ellen DeGeneres: Ellie Kemper, Lake Street Dive
Wendy Williams: Don Lemon
The Real: The hosts give advice to a viewer who recently found her long-lost father
Kelly Clarkson: Retta, Alexandra Breckenridge, Teresa Palmer, Sarah Wright Olsen
Tamron Hall: Michelle Obama, Preeti Mistry
Drew Barrymore: Alyson Hannigan, Manny Mua, Farideh Sadeghin

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

QUESTION: Ready for another CREEPY DISCOVERY? Woman moving furniture discovers a MANHOLE COVER in her floor, finds a COLD WAR BOMB SHELTER!!!!!


QUESTION: What’s the REAL STORY behind the Tiger Woods crash?? Investigators say he NEVER HIT THE BRAKES!! Was he asleep… or passed out????????


QUESTION: They’re trying to cancel DR. OZ??? Fans and former contestants are protesting Dr. Oz’s appearance as a GUEST HOST on “Jeopardy!!!” Click for the reason!!


QUESTION: Want to make yourself MORE ATTRACTIVE?? This body language expert shares four simple tricks that will make your physical presence more appealing!!!!!


QUESTION: Are you ready for BASEBALL?? In an ANGELS/A’S game, a player rips a foul ball.. and fan CATCHES IT IN HIS BEER! That’s what we’re talkin’ about!!!!

The Hoff Will Play Himself

David Hasselhoff will be portraying himself in a new German television series titled Ze Network.  He will earn the lead role in a German stage show in the series, before getting tangled up in an international conspiracy involving Cold War assassins.  Production will begin in July. German actor Henry Hübchen will also star as himself.  CBS Studios and Berlin-based production company Syrreal Entertainment are teaming up on Ze Network, which will will premiere on German subscription video on demand service TV Now from RTL Group.  Hasselhoff’s 1980s series Knight Rider was successful for RTL in Germany.
********Who else COULD play Hasselhoff??
*****Maybe Harry Hamlin?

The Queen Favors Prince Andrew!

Queen Elizabeth is “frustrated” and “puzzled” by her eldest son Prince Charles — and is more drawn to his younger brother, scandal-scarred Prince Andrew, a royal expert claims in a documentary set to air in the U.K. Sunday night.  In the program “Queen Elizabeth: Love, Honour and Crown,” from Britain’s Channel 4, author Clive Irving argues that the 94-year-old monarch “has never really understood” Charles, the heir to the U.K. throne, The Daily Mail reported.  “To this day, she’s more openly affectionate to Andrew and more forgiving toward Andrew than she is towards Charles,” Irving, author of the new biography “The Last Queen,” says.  That’s despite allegations of sexual abuse against Andrew tied to his friendship with the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.  Andrew, who has denied the claims, resigned from his royal duties in November 2019 following his train-wreck BBC interview about his relationship with the convicted sex offender.  Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine, describes the Duke of York as “noisy, bumptious,” but also “very charming, when he wants to be,” in the documentary, the Mail reported.  “He can be arrogant and rude; he has some characteristics of his own father” Prince Philip, Seward said.  Charles is “the polar opposite to younger brother Andrew,” according to Seward.  Irving believes that Charles “will never live up to the queen’s sense of duty.”
*****Isn’t that what they said on “The Crown???” It’s more true-to-life than we knew!!
*******She likes Andrew because he’s a pervert, like his father!!
*****Why do moms always like the “bad boy???”
*******Andrew knows her secrets.. he knows she’s a mass of hickeys from the crown on down!!!

Chevy Chase Recovering From Heart Problems

Chevy Chase is recuperating at home in New York following a lengthy hospital stay.   He revealed to the New York Post that he has been at his Westchester home with his family after spending five weeks in the hospital for a “heart issue.” Unfortunately, the actor and comedian did not elaborate on the nature of his illness.  “These are my first few days home. I can only say how happy I am to now be back with my family. I’m feeling good,” he told the outlet. “I was in the hospital five weeks. A heart issue. So, for now, I’m around the house. Not going anywhere.”  Chase previously told The Washington Post in 2018 that he was diagnosed with alcohol cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart muscles caused by excessive drinking. After his daughter stopped talking to him and his wife threatened to leave him, Chase cleaned up his act and got sober.
*******Did someone say “too much cocaine??” Not us!!! That was years ago!!!
*****Wishing him the best!!!

Piers Morgan Questions Meghan’s Wedding Claims

Piers Morgan is taking another jab at Meghan Markle by calling into question a claim she made about her alleged secret wedding with Prince Harry.   On Monday, he questioned Markle’s believability by sharing an article from The Daily Mail on Twitter. The article reports that the couple’s claims of being married in a private ceremony, days before their lavish royal wedding, has been debunked by the release of their marriage certificate by the General Register Office.  “Do we still have to believe her?” Morgan wrote in a tweet accompanying the article.  During their sit-down with Winfrey, the couple alleged they were married already before their May 19, 2018 ceremony. Harry confirmed in the interview that the ceremony included only himself, his bride-to-be and the Archbishop of Canterbury, who also officiated their May 19 ceremony.   While the couple may have conducted a personal, private ceremony, it was not an official marriage, as it would have failed to meet certain criteria laid out by the church.  The official rule book for clergymen provided by the Church of England lays out the very specific circumstances for which the Church defines a legal marriage. The book states that “a couple who are already lawfully married cannot choose to re-marry each other, unless there is some doubt as to the validity of the earlier marriage.” Furthermore, Harry’s assertion that the private ceremony took place just among himself, his bride and the Archbishop poses another problem. Per the rule book, two or more witnesses must be present at the marriage for it to be considered legally binding. It’s unclear if the Archbishop counts as one of the witnesses.  The rules also stipulate that a private, exclusive garden ceremony creates a problem, as the public is required to have unrestricted access to the building during any marriage ceremony to allow for valid objections against the marriage.
*********OK, but you STILL have to believe her, or… you know!!!
******Does she know it’s a felony to lie to Oprah???
******Maybe they were drunk!! A lot of people THINK they’re married after a few cocktails!!!
UPDATE!! H&M just had to admit that the “secret wedding” NEVER HAPPENED. Can we believe anything else they said??

Orlando Bloom Not Sexually Happy

Orlando Bloom shared in a new interview with the Guardian that he and Katy Perry aren’t having “enough” sex but chalked it up to Perry having given birth in August to their daughter, Daisy Dove.  “How often do you have sex?” the reporter asked him.  “Not enough — we just had a baby, though,” Bloom said.  The British actor also said the greatest loves of his life are his son, Flynn, whom he shares with ex Miranda Kerr, his late dog Mighty, Daisy Dove and Perry.
*******It’s over. Katy’s lost interest in him!!
******Maybe she got tired of looking at his naked body!!  He strips off at the drop of a hat!!
******Will it make his daughter feel weird when she realizes he lists her after his dog???

Brad Pitt Heartbroken Over Abuse Claims

Brad Pitt is heartbroken over the leak from the Angelina Jolie camp that she is ready to testify about alleged spousal abuse in their trial over child custody.  Jolie filed court documents indicating that both she and her children are willing to offer testimony and “proof and authority in support” of her allegations against Pitt.  The court documents, in this case, are private and sealed but were leaked to Hollywood blog The Blast.  A source close to Pitt said: “Brad is heartbroken that Angelina has gone that route. There’s a lot of emotion left after their marriage.  “He has taken responsibility for his actions and owned up to his past issues, he’s stopped drinking.   “The marriage was very passionate and toxic at times and — like all couples — they had fights, but also shared many good times together.  “He has talked about his drink and drug problems during the time they were together.”  Pitt has never been arrested or charged for any offense during his marriage to Jolie, nor were there any police reports made about any allegations of spousal abuse.
********She said, “He’s heartbroken?? GOOD! It’s working!!”
*****Did he think it was going to be easy???


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!

MSNBC Tucks Into Carlson-(National Enquirer)

With the prime-time ratings war heating up, MSNBC bosses are hatching a plan to unseat popular FOX News host Tucker Carlson!  “MSNBC is discussing giving Joy Reid the 8 p.m. slot opposite Tucker-with the expectation that she could beat him in the head-to-head ratings,” a source says.  “Under MSNBC’s new management, Joy is seen as the future face of the network.”

Baldwin Backlash Over Gillian Jab-(Globe)

Does Alec Baldwin seriously not know why it’s okay for pro actresses like Gillian Anderson to switch accents for roles and it’s totally bizarre when his Boston-born yoga instructor wife, Hilaria (a.k.a Hillary), fakes a Spanish accent in her everyday life for no good reason?  “Gillian Anderson’s American accent throws some people off,” posts the 62-year-old actor in a weird “joke” tweet that had fans scratching their heads.  After getting crazy backlash for the cuckoo quip about Gillian, who actually does live in England and won a Golden Globe for portraying former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on “The Crown,” Baldwin doubled down with this:  “You can’t do irony in the United States anymore, because the United States is such an uptight, stressed-out place, and such an unpleasant place right now.”  So, maybe he should consider a move to somewhere more chill, like….sunny Espana?  Oh, the irony!

New Couple Alert?-(Us Weekly)

L.A., March 9

Not so fast!  Paris Jackson and Emile Hirsch sparked dating rumors after they were spotted hanging out at Caroline D’Amore’s Pizza Girl event, but the musician was quick to set the record straight, calling the actor one of her “homies.”

Inside Adele & Simon’s Messy Divorce-(Star)

Off the record.  Adele won’t be writing any bittersweet ballads about Simon Konecki, due to a distinctive ruling in their divorce settlement.  The two, who split in 2019 after two years of marriage, have agreed to waive spousal support and share custody of their 8-year-old son Angelo.  But that’s not all:  An insider says the “Hello” singer, 32, also agreed not to use Simon, 46, as a muse for her music.  “Simon felt it might harm their son to know details of his parent’s breakup through songs,” confides the source.  While Adele wasn’t thrilled about the restriction, she ultimately signed on the dotted line to keep the peace:  Adele would like to have the freedom to write about her life, but [since] the court felt her actions might harm her son, she agreed to the deal.”

More Hollywood War Zone:  Woman Shot In A-List Hot Spot-(Life & Style)

“It’s upsetting.  It’s discouraging,” said Celestino Drago, the owner of Beverly Hills’ famed Il Pastaio, after gunmen entered the restaurant on March 4, stealing a man’s $500K watch and shooting a woman in the leg.  “It’s like, what’s next?”  A hangout for the hottest stars-including Sofia Vergara, Sharon Stone and Dylan McDermott-the restaurant has never experienced safely issues….until now.  “It’s made celebs extra cautious about flaunting their wealth or posting their whereabouts on social media,” says an insider.  “You can never be too cautious!”


“Weird…..My husband didn’t invite me to set that day.”-Blake Lively, on Ryan Reynolds not bringing her to the Deadpool 2 set when Brad Pitt filmed a cameo.

“3X father to all girls is the most important one.  And my fanny pack.”-Dwayne Johnson, on his accomplishments since making his wrestling debut 25 years ago.

“All of the sudden, I looked over, and she’s in my car.  We weren’t getting along, so I was polite.”-Paris Hilton, on Lindsay Lohan expectedly jumping in the car with her and Britney Spears ahead of the iconic 2006 photo.

Practical Joker of the Week-(In Touch)

Eve Hewson

“I prank-called Justin Timberlake.  It was one of the best moments of my life.”

-on stealing her dad Bono’s address book.



Dog Rescued From Drain Pipe

A visually impaired and deaf dog was reunited with his family after rescue workers in Florida freed him from a drainage pipe.  St. John County Fire Rescue responded Saturday to a call for a dog stuck in a drainage pipe.  “The owner state that their visually impaired and deaf dog mistakenly got out of the house and went missing,” the department said on Facebook. “They located him inside the pipe and called for help.” Crews worked for about two hours to free the dog, who was stuck in the center of the pipe.  “He was scared and tired but not injured,” St. John County Fire Rescue said. “He was happy to be reunited with his family!”
********”What’s wrong?? Are you deaf, dumb and blind??” (Things dad used to say)
********The dog was thinking: “Am I in the butthole of the world???”
*******Ever wonder what makes animals want to squeeze into those kinds of places?? Is it just because they can??? 

Giant Cherry!

A cherry cross-bred by the University of Bologna in Italy was dubbed the heaviest in the world by Guinness World Records after weighing in at 0.93 ounces.  The “Sweet Stephany” cherry, grown in agricultural firm Salvi Vivai’s experimental cherry garden in Runco di Portomaggiore as part of a partnership with the University of Bologna, stood out due to its large size after the harvest in June 2020.  Officials quickly began the process of seeking a Guinness World Record for the cherry, and it weighed 0.93 ounces, beating the previous record of 0.84 ounces.  The university said they had to rush to get the cherry weighed and prepare paperwork for Guinness because the cherry was not expected to have a long shelf-life.
********That’s the biggest cherry since.. (you write the punch line, we can’t do it!!)
********That’s the biggest fruit since…. (don’t do it!!!)

No Screaming On California Roller Coasters

California theme parks preparing to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic are being urged to take extra steps to curb the risks associated with a common roller coaster riding activity: screaming.  The California Attractions and Parks Association, the trade group representing the state’s theme parks, said parks preparing to open in April should take extra steps to make sure guests aren’t spreading COVID-19 by screaming on roller coasters.  “Face covering usage and/or modifications to seat loading patterns will be required on amusement park rides to mitigate the effects of shouting,” CAPA wrote in its responsible reopening plan. “Additionally, on rides, guests generally face in one direction.”  CAPA also called on the parks to limit activities that involve singing and shouting.  California theme parks have been closed since March 2020 and attractions including Disneyland and Universal Studios are preparing to reopen in April. The CAPA guidelines call for the parks to admit only in-state visitors and not to fill the facilities to more than 15% capacity.
*********Thanks… that’ll be a lot of fun!!!
******Disneyland won’t be any fun without those 90-minute lines!!
*******We all know that singing makes you happy.. and apparently, happiness makes you catch the COVID!! Who knew??

Condo Board Complains About “Loud” Flag

A Fargo, North Dakota, man said he’s been receiving threatening letters from his condo association over complaints that his American flag is making too much noise on windy days.  “It’s something I’ve always wanted when I owned a home,” the homeowner, Andrew Almer, told Fox News. “Having an American flag in the yard is just an American thing – that pride to have.” Now Almer said he’s being threatened with fines of $200 per day he leaves the flag up.  Almer said he’s lived in the condo for about five years and has been flying the flag since about two years ago, when he stopped renting the home and purchased it.  “I don’t really take it down,” he said. “It’s been lit up every night and it’s an all-weather flag, so you follow the guidelines and it’s been up for two years straight, almost.”  The first letter about the flag showed up in January, according to Almer.  “The first letter I got, I laughed, because I just thought, ‘This is ridiculous,’” he said. “You cannot tell me somebody is complaining about a flapping flag in the wind.”
**********People complain about us, and we’re just flapping our JAWS!!!
TOPIC: Weird noises your neighbors make!!
TOPIC: The HOA from HELL!!! (Don’t get us started!!)









Here’s When To Stop Eating Before Bed, According To Experts

Huffington Post


What time should you stop eating for the day?

“The earlier, the better,” Doerfler said. “I really like my patients to be done eating for the night by 7 o’clock, maybe 7:30.”

But everyone’s lifestyle is different. Ideally, Doerfler said, you should finish your last meal early enough to allow for a 12 or 13-hour overnight fast.

Alexander Ford, a registered dietitian and osteopathic physician, said the best time to stop eating for the day depends on your bedtime, what you’ve eaten and how much.

“It’s not cookie-cutter,” Ford explained. “I would advise stopping your last meal around three to four hours before going to bed, so you can sleep through the night.” This is based on the fact that it takes about four hours for your stomach to empty after eating ― and larger, higher-fat meals may take a little longer.

However, an hour or two between your last meal and bedtime may suffice for some people, said Rahaf Al Bochi, registered dietitian nutritionist, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and owner of Olive Tree Nutrition. Listen to your body and take note of what time you’ve eaten if you experience any discomfort of trouble sleeping at night.


Mindless, unhealthy eating is more common at night

The biggest pitfall of eating too late is that you’re more likely to eat mindlessly, Doerfler said, especially while you’re out socializing, or even at home watching TV and scrolling through social media feeds. And the foods you’re most likely to crave at night tend to be unhealthy.

“People aren’t eating tofu salads after 9 p.m.,” Doerfler said. Most likely, it’s sugary, salty snack foods that are comforting and rewarding. That’s why it’s important to understand your body’s hunger and fullness cues, and to examine why you’re eating.

“Just self-reflect,” Ford said. “Am I really hungry? Am I bored? Am I sad? Am I happy? Some of these might be emotional triggers.” Emotions, stress and fatigue could drive you to eat, he explained.


Late night eating could cause digestion trouble

Going to bed soon after you eat could cause a slew of digestive issues, including indigestion and acid reflux.

Indigestion, or an upset stomach, sometimes happens when you eat too much or too quickly, or consume fatty or spicy foods, alcohol or caffeine. You may feel bloated, extra full or even nauseous.

Acid reflux occurs when some of the stomach’s acidic contents seep up into your esophagus. It might cause stinging in your throat or a sour taste in your mouth. Acid reflux can cause heartburn, too, which is a burning sensation in your chest. Al Bochi said lying down right after eating can make heartburn worse.

“Eating too late ― and especially large meals ― may also cause bloating, discomfort and nausea, which all affect your sleep quality,” she said.


Late eating could interfere with sleep

The stress and fear of the coronavirus may be interfering with your sleep, a phenomenon that has been called “COVID-somnia.” If you’re snacking when you can’t sleep, it could make the problem worse. A study published in the journal Obesity in 2011 found that taking in calories after 8 p.m. could not only increase the risk of obesity, but also shorten sleep duration.

Acid reflux and other stomach problems from eating too late could affect sleep, too, Ford said, especially if you have to get up to go to the bathroom frequently. Drinking alcohol or caffeinated drinks also could keep you awake.

Late night eating might even give you nightmares. Research on the subject is limited, but Doerfler said it’s possible.

“When people eat to the point that they feel full, that can disrupt sleep, and it may even disrupt your REM sleep, and that likely has something to do with influencing dreams,” she said. REM, or rapid eye movement, sleep is the stage when you’re most likely to dream.


Eating too late could affect metabolism and weight

Research shows that foods eaten later in the day aren’t as satisfying and increase overall food intake. If you often overindulge in the evenings, it could slow your metabolism and lead to weight gain.

A long-held belief in the nutrition world is that a calorie is a calorie, Doerfler said, but emerging research suggests the timing of those calories may play a role in how you metabolize them.

One study measuring the relationship between meal timing and weight loss found that late eaters lost less weight. Other research showed that eating a higher-calorie breakfast and lower-calorie dinner could help manage obesity and metabolism.


What to eat if you do want a late night snack

It’s OK to indulge your late night cravings sometimes. Ford said if you do, eat a light, portion-controlled snack. And eat real foods containing fiber and protein, not junk food, Al Bochi advised.

So, what’s the best late night snack? Here are some ideas, according to nutritionists:

  • Cheese and crackers
  • Nuts
  • Greek yogurt and chia seeds
  • Chickpeas
  • Popcorn without butter
  • Peanut butter and apples
  • Trail mix

“Try to limit processed, sugary foods, as these will spike up blood sugars,” Al Bochi said. “Also, try to avoid fatty, fried foods, spicy or acidic foods, or caffeine, which can all trigger heartburn versus a more neutral snack option.”

Whatever you choose to eat, be mindful about it, Doerfler emphasized. That starts with separating screen time from eating time.

“Mindful eating is also getting back to the pleasure component of your meals by taking part in the meal, whether it’s focusing on smell, taste, texture and appearance, but also pacing yourself to savor the way the food tastes when you’re enjoying it,” Doerfler said.


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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