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Born on this day!! Singer Petula Clark is 90. Actor Sam Waterston (“Law and Order”) is 82. Singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA is 77. Actor Bob Gunton (TV’s “24,” film’s “The Shawshank Redemption”) is 77. Actor Beverly D’Angelo (“National Lampoon’s Vacation”) is 71. Actor-director James Widdoes (“Animal House”) is 69. News correspondent John Roberts is 66. Bandleader Kevin Eubanks (“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”) is 65. Comedian Judy Gold is 60. Actor Rachel True (“Half and Half”) is 56. Rapper E-40 is 55. Country singer Jack Ingram is 52. Actor Jonny Lee Miller (“Elementary,” “Eli Stone”) is 50. Actor Sydney Tamiia Poitier-Heartsong (“Carter,” “Veronica Mars”) is 49. Drummer David Carr of Third Day is 48. Singer Chad Kroeger of Nickelback is 48. Drummer Jesse Sandoval (The Shins) is 48. Actor Virginie Ledoyen (“The Beach”) is 46. Actor Sean Murray (“NCIS”) is 45. Rapper B.o.B is 34. Actor Shailene Woodley is 31. Actor Emma Dumont (“Bunheads”) is 28.


1763 – Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon began surveying the Mason-Dixon line.
1777 – The Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation, the precursor to the U.S. Constitution.
1806 – Explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop now known as Pikes Peak.
1939 – The cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial was laid by President Roosevelt.
1969 – About 250,000 protesters against the Vietnam War, the largest war protest ever, converged peacefully on Washington, DC.
2002 – Hu Jintao replaced Jiang Zemin as China’s Communist Party leader.

Today Is: America Recycles Day, Family Day, George Spelvin Day or More Than One Role Day, I Love to Write Day, National Bundt (Pan) Day, National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day, National Entrepreneurship Day, Roc Your Mocs Day, Steve Irwin Day, TechDay

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – FBI  /  9:00 – FBI: International  /  10:00 – FBI: Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – The Voice  /  9:00 – La Brea  /  10:00 – New Amsterdam
ABC – 8:00 –  Bachelor In Paradise  /  10:00 – The Rookie Feds
FOX – 8:00 – The Resident  /  9:00 – Monarch
CW – 8:00 –  The Winchesters /  9:00 – Professionals

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Amy Adams, Maya Rudolph, Jenna Ortega, Bush
Jimmy Fallon: Seth Rogen, Jeremy Pope, Bruce Springsteen
Stephen Colbert: Jon Stewart, LCD Soundsystem
Seth Meyers: Quentin Tarantino, Seth Reiss, Will Tracy, Arjuna Contreras
James Corden: Allison Janney, Joe Jonas, Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo
Watch What Happens Live: Ralph Fiennes
The Talk: Freddie Prinze Jr.
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Anya Taylor Joy, Freddie Highmore
Kelly Clarkson: Lauren Graham, Mo Amer, the Black Keys
Tamron Hall: Denise Austin, Brooke Burke, Teddi Mellencamp
Drew Barrymore: Lindsay Lohan, Ali Lohan, Mikel Welch, guest host Ross Matthews
Jennifer Hudson: Kerry Washington, Emayatzy Corinealdi, David Archuleta

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

QUESTION: What does an 18-foot BURMESE PYTHON eat for dinner?? A FIVE-FOOT ALLIGATOR!!! Another reason you don’t hike in the swamp when you’re in FLORIDA!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Who’s the HOTTEST STAR IN HOLLYWOOD?? That would be JAY LENO, who’s recovering after suffering “serious burns” in a car fire!!! Where there’s smoke…


QUESTION: Do YOU have a strong relationship?? If so, you should be able to answer THESE ten questions about your partner!! Click to see how many YOU can tick off!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: How did THIS happen?? The UN says TODAY IS THE DAY the earth’s population reaches 8 BILLION PEOPLE!! (They’re all in front of you on the freeway right now!!)
The world's population will hit eight billion tomorrow, the United Nations has estimated. This graphic shows how population figures in certain countries have changed over the past decade

QUESTION: Have you made any plans for your 100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY??? This guy did.. and he enjoyed a LAP DANCE at a NEW YORK STRIP CLUB!!! (And he lived!!!)
A series of images show the birthday boy getting handsy with one stripper who treated him to a lap dance.

Jennifer Aniston’s Dad Passes Away

Soap opera star John Aniston has died.  The actor, who played Victor Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives for more than three decades, died Friday. He was 89.  Aniston’s daughter, Jennifer Aniston, shared the news alongside a tribute Monday on Instagram.  “Sweet papa… John Anthony Aniston,” the Friends actress wrote. “You were one of the most beautiful humans I ever knew. I am so grateful that you went soaring into the heavens in peace – and without pain. And on 11/11 no less! You always had perfect timing. That number will forever hold an even greater meaning for me now. I’ll love you till the end of time. Don’t forget to visit.”  John Aniston was born on the Greek island of Crete in 1933. His family soon moved to Pennsylvania, where he started acting in high school and attended Penn State University.  Aniston established his career in soap operas in the 1970s and ’80s, appearing in Love of Life and Search for Tomorrow. He first appeared on Days of Our Lives as the character Eric Richards in 1970 and made his debut as Victor in 1985.

Nick Cannon’s Enormous Child Support Payment

A report from The Sun claimed that Nick Cannon “nearly paid $3 million a year in child support,” however he told The Neighborhood Talk that the actual number is much larger.  “I definitely spend a lot more than that on my children annually,” he said.  He also shared, “I don’t plan to ever have to participate in the governmental system of child.”  On Saturday, Cannon announced the birth of his eleventh child, a daughter, Zeppelin Cannon, with Abbey De La Rosa. He wrote in part on Instagram to De La Rosa and his new baby girl, “You are the definition of steadfast and virtuous and it is my continued duty to make you and our children feel valued and protected every single day! BEAUTIFUL ZEPPELIN aka BZC aka BIZZY B! Get ready because the world is yours! Daddy loves you!!”  The couple is already parents to Zion and Zillion, 17 months.  Cannon also shares twins Monroe and Morrocan, 11, with ex-wife Mariah Carey.  Scott, who is the mother of her and Cannon’s late son Zen, announced her pregnancy with the “Masked Singer” host on November 3. Cannon has three children with Brittany Bell, Golden, 5, Powerful, 18 months, and Rise, 1 month.  He welcomed his first child, Onyx, 2 months, with Lanisha Cole in September, and Legendary Love, 4 months, with Brie Tiesi.
*****Child support: “The screwing you get for the screwing you got!!!”
****One piece of advice for Nick: DON’T LOSE YOUR JOB!!!!
*****Nick is on the “rewards program” at the Push Present Store: Buy 11 push presents, and the 12th one is free!!

King Charles Celebrates His Birthday

The royal family released a new portrait of King Charles III in celebration of both his 74th birthday and newly appointed role as Park Ranger of Windsor Great Parks on Monday.  He was photographed in a gray blazer and camel trousers while posing with his walking cane beneath a large tree as the sun glistened in the background.  “His Majesty The King has officially become Park Ranger of Windsor Great Park, seventy years after his father, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, was appointed to the post,” the official Instagram account of the British Royal Family captioned it. The post explained that the “ranger of The Great Park” offers insight and guidance to the Deputy Ranger and his team on day-to-day upkeep of the country’s “oldest estates.”  “The role can be traced back to 1559, when Sir Henry Neville was appointed during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Over the last 460 years, the post has usually been held by the Sovereign or family members, including The King’s father and grandfather,” the caption continued.
********The painting is in the wide landscape format, so they can fit his ears in!!!
********As the head Park Ranger, he’ll be tasked with feeding the squirrels and capturing lightning bugs in a jar!!

A Christmas Story House For Sale

One of the most iconic houses in the city of Cleveland is now up for sale.  This is the house used in the filming of A Christmas Story in 1983.  The home, which is located at 3159 West 11th Street in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood, was officially placed on the market early Monday morning.   Brian Jones, the current owner, officially put the “for sale” sign in front of the iconic movie location.  “Wow. Now it’s real,” Jones said with a look at the sign.  The asking price, however, has not been made available. “Looking for the right buyer,” Jones told 3News. “It’s an interesting property to not only own, but you also have to take care of as a piece of Americana. It’s going to be an interesting journey.”  Neighboring properties associated with the house are also included in the sale.
********Can we put a trailer hitch on it and tow it to California?? Because… Cleveland???

Gisele Does Not Have A New Man

Despite recent reports and photographs suggesting Gisele Bündchen has a new man in her life, a source close to her is adamant that the reports are false.  “None of it’s true,” the source told Fox News Digital.   “This is the kids’ and Gisele’s longtime martial arts teacher. There’s no truth to any dating rumors.”  The new reports claim Bündchen was seen in Costa Rica on a date with Jiu-Jitsu instructor, Joaquim Valente.  Regarding the headlines, the source noted they had reached “a whole new level of disrespect and disregard” for Bündchen.  The photos were not taken on a romantic outing. In fact, the source explained that cropped out of the photographs of Bündchen and Valente was another instructor, and in total, there were 6 adults and 8 kids on the trip.   Bündchen, who shares children Benjamin and Vivian with Tom Brady, recently finalized her divorce from Tom last month.  Although they are not dating, the Brazilian supermodel has posted pictures with Valente in the past.  Valente is one of three sons who own the Valente Brothers business in North Miami Beach.
******Of COURSE she has a new guy!! Women don’t swing out of your life unless they already have another vine in the jungle!!
******They’re not dating!! He’s teaching how to defend herself by “sticking your tongue down someone’s throat!!”
******We ALL take our Jiu-Jitsu instructors to Coast Rica, right gang?? Gang??
UPDATE: Brady’s camp is not buying it!! Get his reaction HERE!!


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

Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“Mariah Carey is playing a Christmas show at Madison Square Garden.  So if you want to hear ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You,’ you can either go to the concert or any CVS until January.”-Jimmy Fallon.

“The new U.K. prime minister Rishi Sunak’s family is actually richer than the royals.  Sure, but that’s after paying Prince Andrew’s legal bills.”-Stephen Colbert.

“The pop song ‘Barbie Girl’ recently turned 25 years old.  And then Leonardo DiCaprio took it off his playlist.”-Amber Ruffin.



Shoe Tying Record

A shoe-tying specialist from Spain earned a Guinness World Record when he tied the laces of three pairs of shoes in under 10 seconds.  Guinness World Records said Alvaro Martin Mendieta took on the record for fastest time to tie three pairs of shoelaces in a bow in Vaciamadrid.  Mendieta tied the laces of all six individual shoes with a total time of 9.99 seconds.  The success of the Nov. 6 record attempt was confirmed on Guinness World Records Day.  See the video HERE.
******Something tells us.. this won’t become an Olympic event!!!
****Now, if he had tied all of the shoelaces TOGETHER, that would have been comedy!!

Deer Causes Chaos

A deer caused chaos at a Wisconsin school office when it jumped through a window into an office with two employees inside.  Pacelli Catholic Schools said the deer crashed through a window into the office shared by Director of Advancement Shawna Rhodes and Director of Marketing Jodi Napiwocki at the PCS Central Office in Stephens Point.  “I honestly thought it was an explosion,” Napiwocki told the Stephens Point Journal. “I didn’t know what it was; we didn’t see it coming.”  Napiwocki and Rhodes fled the office while the deer, which they described as a large buck, explored the room in an apparent search for an exit.  The deer made its way out of the office and into a hallway, eventually leaving the building through the front door.
*********Conclusions: the animals are becoming just as crazy as the people!!
****Now they know the difference between beer nuts and deer nuts: the deer nuts are under abusck!!

Longest Beard Chain

Facial hair enthusiasts claimed to have set a new world record for longest beard chain during an event in Wyoming on Friday, the Casper Star-Tribune reports.  Participants gathered at Gaslight Social, a bar in Casper, where they stood side by side and clipped their beards together to create a hairy chain that was measured at 150 feet long, according to the newspaper. That’s more than double the Guinness World Record of 62 feet, 6 inches, set in Germany in 2007.  To participate, people needed to sport a beard at least 8 inches long, according to the Star-Tribune.  The event occurred on the sidelines of the National Beard and Moustache Championships, which took place Saturday at the city’s Ford Wyoming Center.
*****We thought the biggest beard was Stedman.










Here’s Exactly How To Respond To Food-Shaming Comments During The Holidays


Scenario 1: Unwanted comments about the size of your body

Whether it’s positive or negative, commenting on others’ bodies is inappropriate, notes Lauren Muhlheim, an eating disorder specialist and psychologist at Eating Disorder Therapy LA.  We can never be sure we know someone’s health status ― maybe they’ve lost weight due to an illness, gained weight due to pregnancy, or undergone some other change because of reasons that are not our business (e.g., struggling with an eating disorder). So even a seemingly positive comment could affect the person negatively.  Abby Langer, a registered dietitian, explained: “The most important thing to know is that it can be very triggering to talk about bodies or diets with anyone. Even commenting on what someone is eating can trigger them. We never know how our words will affect someone else, not to mention that diets, food and bodies are intrusive and boring topics. Find something else to talk about.”  Jessi Kneeland, a body image coach, recommends tailoring your answer depending on who’s speaking.  “Some people just haven’t yet been introduced to the idea that such comments can be harmful, and just need to be invited into a conversation about it,” Kneeland said. “For example, if your co-worker says something like, ‘OMG, you look so good; did you lose weight?!’ they might have no idea whatsoever that they’ve just made a fatphobic comment, or that they’re reinforcing the idea that body size is important, and smaller is better.”  If you’re comfortable with that person, this could be the place to explain how those types of comments affect you or others.

In this scenario, try these scripts: “I prefer not to discuss my body/my weight. That feels really personal.” Or, “Please don’t make comments about my body.” Or, “I feel uncomfortable talking about this,” Muhlheim suggested. If you’re uncomfortable facing this topic head-on, ignore the remark and change the subject, or leave the conversation entirely.  Pro tip: Enlist allies ahead of your dinner or event if you think comments about food and bodies will come up. “Think of people either at the event or even who can be available by phone to help defend you or talk you down if things go sideways,” Langer suggested. “Ask them in advance to have your back in the case of unwanted comments.”


Scenario 2: Unwanted comments about how much or how little you eat

How much or how little you choose to eat is a personal preference, and it can fluctuate depending on hormones, activity, health, age and mood, among other factors. The novelty of holiday foods may make us more inclined to have more servings, and that’s OK. There’s a lot of hysteria around gaining weight during the holidays, but rest assured ― one meal doesn’t lead to instant weight gain, according to Amanda Frankeny, a registered dietitian and the program director of the Food Dignity Movement.  “Sometimes, we eat too much during the festivities,” Frankeny said. “It happens. The feeling of fullness can be uncomfortable, but it’s temporary. Relax and zoom out. Likely, your eating patterns look different outside of this time of year. A few days of out-of-the-ordinary food choices is not going to impact your overall health.”  Often, the judgment can start within your own head. It’s helpful to speak about food in a neutral way, rather than demonizing dessert and celebrating skipping meals in preparation for the turkey dinner. Muhlheim explained: “People should avoid identifying their own eating or foods as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ or ‘healthy’ or ‘unhealthy.’ Try to remember that certain foods have more nutrients, but they are not morally superior to other foods with fewer nutrients, and that all foods provide fuel that our bodies need. Eating healthy does not make you a more virtuous person or ensure you a longer life.”  But other times, the judgment might come from friends or family members.

In this scenario, try these scripts: “That is not up for discussion. Why would you say/ask me that?” “I am not going to talk about this with you.” “I am sure you’re concerned about me, but my body/my eating/etc. is none of your business.”


Scenario 3: Unwanted comments about your dietary choices

If your dietary style strays from the group, find a time to chat with the host or guests before the event to ensure that all parties can be respected. You may offer to assist the host by bringing a dish if you have a food intolerance or simply can’t eat certain foods. Provide the host enough time to create an inclusive menu.  “It’s important to remember that you are entitled to whatever foods you want,” Muhlheim said. “Similarly, you are entitled to celebrate using vegan instead of traditional dishes if you are vegan. Other people have no right to judge you for your food choices.”

In this scenario, try this script suggested by Muhlheim: “I appreciate your concern, but I think I can manage my own eating.”

Pro tip: Whether you’re hosting or attending these events, set ground rules ― no harmful food or body talk.


Scenario 4: Judgments about the food that’s served (store-bought vs. homemade)

Rich and crispy Stove Top stuffing mix, minty and sweet peppermint patties, jiggly and tart canned cranberry jelly (and more) can hold a nostalgic place for folks, making them a special part of holiday celebrations. Because food has cultural and social value, it’s important not to judge or denigrate others’ preferences. Let your friends, family and colleagues introduce you to their food traditions.  “Food is more than its nutrients and fuel!” Frankeny said. “It’s love, enjoyment, security, something comforting to get you through the chaos of this time of year, you name it! Don’t get hung up on comparing groceries. Life is fuller than that.”

Not all of us are economically or physically able to prepare a beautiful homemade dish, and it’s good to be mindful of that. “I always ask people to consider all the possibilities before throwing shade on people’s food choices,” Frankeny said. “Are they living with a disability that makes it hard to cook? Do they have a working stove or oven? Are they juggling more than one job and can’t find the time to cook?”  If you sense a stigma about bringing store-bought or pre-made food at the holidays, speak to the host beforehand. “So many of us have been socialized to think that pre-made mashed potatoes and pie from the bakery section are holiday cop-outs,” Frankeny said. “And sometimes the person bringing these items can feel like they’ll be run off the road before they even make it to a holiday gathering.” Sharing with trusted folks why you are bringing something store-bought, or what you’re worried about, can help ease the burden.

In this scenario, try this script: “I was traveling this year and couldn’t make anything. Is there something that I could pick out at the store? I would still love to contribute and make your job a bit easier.”

This is another great option: “Cooking is just not my thing, so I got food from the store! Hope we can still enjoy it.”  In all these scenarios, our experts recommend calling out food-shamers and indicating that their comments are unacceptable and won’t be tolerated. If the person refuses to stop, leave the gathering.


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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