Born on this day!! Singer Gordon Lightfoot is 82. Singer-songwriter Bob Gaudio of The Four Seasons is 79. Movie director Martin Scorsese is 78. Actor Lauren Hutton is 77. “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels is 76. Actor-director Danny DeVito is 76. Actor Stephen Root (“King of the Hill,” ″NewsRadio”) is 69. Actor Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is 62. Actor William Moses is 61. Entertainer RuPaul is 60. Musician Joey Williams of The Blind Boys of Alabama is 58. Actor Dylan Walsh (“Nip/Tuck,” ″Brooklyn Bridge”) is 57. Actor-model Daisy Fuentes is 54. Actor Sophie Marceau (“Braveheart”) is 54. Singer Ronnie DeVoe of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe is 53. Keyboardist Ben Wilson of Blues Traveler is 53. Actor David Ramsey (“Arrow,” “Blue Bloods”) is 49. Actor Leslie Bibb (“ER,” ″Popular”) is 47. Actor Brandon Call (“Step By Step”) is 44. Country singer Aaron Lines is 43. Actor Rachel McAdams (“Wedding Crashers,” “The Notebook”) is 42. Guitarist Isaac Hanson of Hanson is 40. Actor Justin Cooper (“Liar, Liar”) is 32. Bassist Reid Perry of The Band Perry is 32. Actor Raquel Castro (“Jersey Girl”) is 26.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1558 – Queen Elizabeth I of England ascended to the throne upon the death of her half-sister Queen Mary.
1800 – Congress met in Washington, DC, for the first time.
1869 – The Suez Canal opened in Egypt.
1917 – Sculptor Auguste Rodin died in Meudon, France.
1968 – Night of the “Heidi bowl:” NBC switched from football to movie of Heidi. In the missing 42 seconds, the lagging Raiders scored two touchdowns, defeating the Jets.
1973 – President Nixon said “I am not a crook.”
1989 – The beginning of the “Velvet Revolution,” which led to the downfall of communism in Czechoslovakia.
2003 – Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as governor of California.
Today Is: Homemade Bread Day, National Entrepreneurship Day, Parents Day, National Unfriend Day, Petroleum Day, Take A Hike Day, World Prematurity Awareness Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – NCIS / 9:00 – FBI / 10:00 – The FBI Declassified
NBC – 8:00 – The Voice / 9:00 – This Is Us / 10:00 – Transplant
ABC – 8:00 – The Bachelorette / 10:00 – Big Sky
FOX – 8:00 – Cosmos / 9:00 – Next
CW – 8:00 – Swamp Thing / 9:00 – Tell Me A Story
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: “People”‘s Sexiest Man Alive, Alison Brie, G-Eazy featuring Blackbear
Jimmy Fallon: Whoopi Goldberg, Emma Corrin, Dierks Bentley
Seth Meyers: Hugh Laurie, Rachel Bloom, LP, Valerie Franco
James Corden: Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, FITZ
Lilly Singh: Adam Pally, Abby Elliott (R 4/9/20)
Conan: Tracee Ellis Ross
Watch What Happens Live: Stephen Dorff, Elizabeth Berkley
The View: Michael J. Fox
The Talk: Jamie Lee Curtis
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Ryan Phillippe, Buddy Valastro
Ellen DeGeneres: Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen
Wendy Williams: Romeo
The Real: Tyra Banks, Dr. Shawn Nasseri
Kelly Clarkson: Holly Robinson Peete, Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Kane Brown, Maggie Rose
Drew Barrymore: Michael Strahan, Jamie Oliver
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Lonely??? Just want to HOLD SOMEONE’S HAND?? Then this new Japanese ROBOT HAND is for you! It’s just a hand, and it squeezes back!!! For real!!!!
QUESTION: How’d THAT happen?? This famous singer got a COVID test: one nostril was POSITIVE, and the other nostril was NEGATIVE!! Can she get her money back?
QUESTION: Ever wonder how many sex partners your favorite celeb has been with??? Well… here’s the list, and some of these people a REAL SLUTS!!! Click to read!!
QUESTION: Who died and left HIM in charge?? CNN’s Jake Tapper says Christmas “won’t be possible” after Dr. Fauci tells him restrictions will last for months to come!!
QUESTION: They took WHAT into space??? People are freaking out after noticing a BABY YODA floating in the cockpit of the Space-X flight heading to the ISS!!!!
A man has been arrested in the assault of “Ghostbusters” star Rick Moranis in Manhattan last month. “Thanks to an eagle-eyed sergeant from @NYPDTransit, this suspect has been apprehended and charged,” the New York Police Department tweeted Saturday, along with the original post that said a 67-year-old man was punched in the face while walking outside his Central Park apartment. Moranis was later identified as the victim. He was briefly hospitalized. His representative said at the time, “He is fine but grateful for everyone’s thoughts and well wishes.” A video camera captured the incident. The New York Post reported Marquis Ventura, a 35-year-old homeless man with at least five felony arrests on his record, was arrested for the Moranis assault Saturday.
********He’s suing Moranis for bruising the end of his fist!!
******Did this guy know he was assaulting the “Gatekeeper of Gozer??”
******Rick hasn’t worked that much lately! He’s been playing “Honey, I Shrunk My Career!!”
Dillon Passage, one of the stars from the Netflix doc series “Tiger King,” was arrested on Nov. 15 in Texas. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest, two misdemeanor offenses, according to online jail records at the Travis County Jail. The records also indicate the 25-year-old was booked at 6:35 a.m. and is currently being held on a $3,000 bond. According to TMZ, Passage failed a field sobriety test after the City of Manor police pulled him over. Passage and “Tiger King” star Joe Exotic (aka Joseph Maldonado-Passage) married on Dec. 11, 2017, just two months after Exotic’s husband accidentally shot himself and died. Exotic is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for a failed murder-for-hire plot against his big cat rival Carole Baskin.
*********Joe’s lost interest in Dillon ever since he got teeth!!
*******They’re divorcing on the grounds of “irreconcilable similarities!!”
*******When they took his mugshot, he said, “This one’s for you, Joe!!”
*****Cops say he tried to “pull the celeb card” during the arrest (true)!! Then he remembered: he’s not a real celebrity!!
Sinbad is recovering from a recent stroke, his family announced. “It is out of sincere love that we share Sinbad, our beloved husband and father, is recovering from a recent stroke,” read the family’s statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “Sinbad is a light source of love and joy for many generations. While he is beginning his road to recovery, we are faithful and optimistic that he will bring laughter into our hearts soon.” The statement continued, “Our family thanks you in advance for your love and support and ask for continued prayers for his healing. We also ask that you please respect our privacy during this time.”
********Get well soon.. 2020 just keeps on sucking!!!
Some “Kelly Clarkson Show” staffers have tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the show’s production team received positive test results during routine testing, Deadline first reported Friday. As a result of the positive tests, retesting and contract tracing were done. “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” which is currently in its second season, last taped Thursday. It is scheduled to resume this week pending results, according to Deadline. On Saturday, “Entertainment Tonight” reported that Clarkson tested negative for COVID-19 despite being exposed, per a source.
********Did they check both nostrils?? Because Erykha Badu tested positive in one nostril, and negative in the other!! (true)
******Can we all just go hide?? Forever??? And have Doordash deliver our meals???
*****At some point, we just have to do what we do, right???
Phil Collins and ex Orianne Cevey are the “Liz and Dick of Miami,” say friends, who add they would not be surprised if the couple reunites despite their increasingly embittered court battle. It was a crazy week for Phil after she contended in court that he sank into alcoholism and drug addiction during their relationship, and began neglecting his hygiene, not bathing for months at a time. Collins was “usually drunk by mid-morning” and “incapable of having sex,” she proposed. Collins called Cevey’s claims a “litany of demonstrably false, immaterial, impertinent, scandalous and scurrilous allegations.” He suggested in legal papers that her assertions are to “deliberately make sensationalized and/or false allegations in an effort to extort money” from him. But friends of the former couple say they are, ahem, in too deep, and they would not be shocked if a reconciliation could be coming soon. One friend said, “Orianne and Phil are the Liz and Dick of Miami,” referring to Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton’s famously passionate and fiery historical love affair. The friend added, “Orianne always protected him. She took care of Phil when he was unwell. He has recently been a grouch, but he has been open about his health problems. His last tour was titled ‘Not dead yet’ after all. The truth is they need each other, I wouldn’t be surprised if they end up getting back together.”
*******Didn’t she marry another guy?? How is that supposed to work, then??
****She agreed to move out of their house… but now she says she’s too sick to move!!
*******Will this be Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton a few years from now???
*****If they get back together, it’ll be “Against All Odds!!”
Prince Harry was slammed for his Netflix deal amid The Crown‘s controversial season. The Crown season 4 premiered on Netflix on Sunday, November 15, and the royal family already has mixed reactions. The season covers Harry’s parents Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage, as well as their divorce before Charles remarries with Camilla Parker Bowles. A source told the Daily Mail on Saturday, November 14, that many members of the British royal family—including Harry’s older brother, Prince William—feel like The Crown “exploited” Charles’ rumored affair with Camilla while married to Princess Diana. “The Duke of Cambridge is none too pleased with it. He feels that both his parents are being exploited and being presented in a false, simplistic way to make money,” the source said. Because of this, many royal family members are also criticizing Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, for signing a multi-year deal with Netflix in September, in which they will create documentaries, feature films, scripted television shows and children’s series, according to Variety. “There are raised eyebrows about Harry taking millions from the company that’s behind all this,” Daily Mail’s source said. “After all where do much of Netflix’s profits come from? The Crown.” Royal expert Penny Junor also told the Daily Mail that Prince Harry is in an “awkward situation right now” with the royal family given his relationship with Netflix and the service’s recent season of The Crown. “I think Harry will find himself in a very awkward situation right now. It is yet another example, perhaps, of how difficult it is to mix being royal with the commercial world. There are bear traps everywhere,” she said.
********When Netflix is showing his mother as bulimic, it does make you wonder why he’s doing business with ’em!!
*****His dad comes off like a jug-eared nitwit!! But we all knew that!!
*****Meghan said, “Just shut up and cash the checks!!!”
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Sean Connery’s Fists of Fury!-(National Enquirer)
James Bond icon Sean Connery might not have had a license to kill in real life, but he clearly had the right stuff! The Mr. Universe contestant and karate black belt, who was born on the tough streets of Edinburgh, Scotland, was working as a 21-year-old stagehand when he beat up six members of a local street gang-at one time! Six years later, Connery-who died at 90 on Oct. 31-became a tough-guy legend before he ever became Bond. He was making the movie “Another Time, Another Place” in England with screen siren Lana Turner, who was dating Mafia enforcer Johnny Stompanato. The Mob man grew jealous after seeing publicity shots of Sean squiring Lana to expensive restaurants, and flew to London to deal with the Scotsman himself. He walked onto the set, pointed a pistol at Sean and ordered the actor to take his hands off Lana-and that’s when things went bad for the mobster! The future 007, grabbed Johnny’s wrist, ripped the gun from his hand and decked him with a single punch. Sean went on to make history as the baddest Bond ever to serve on Her Majesty’s Secret Service!
Breakups & More-(Globe)
Scarlett Johnsson, 36, is betting the third time’s the charm. The actress married “SNL” crack-up Colin Jost, 38, during a secret Big Apple wedding. First hubby was Ryan Reynolds, and French journalist Romain Dauriac, father of her six-year-old daughter, Rose, 6. was No. 2.
Newly svelte Adele, 32, is saying “Hello” to dating. Freshly divorced from Simon Konecki, the “Rolling in the Deep” hitmaker’s hot for fellow Brit rapper Skepta, 38.
It’s adios for “Dune” star Timothee Chalamet, 24, and Mexican actress Eiza Gonzalez, 30, who enjoyed a steamy PDA-filled summer romance. They’re currently keeping their hands to themselves!
The Ex Factor-(Us Weekly)
It’s official: These famous ladies just made big decisions in their marriage.
Ant & Christina Anstead-
The HGTV star, 37, filed for divorce from the Brit, 41, on Nov. 3, just two months after separating. A source previously said that the former pair’s friends were “shocked” by the break up, “because they seemed happy.”
Brooks Laich & Julianne Hough-
They may have tried to work things out following their May split, but the retired NHL pro, 37, and the dancer, 32, are done for good. Hough submitted paperwork for a dissolution of marriage on Nov. 2.
A-Rod: Miffed Over J. Lo & Armie’s Flirt Fest-(Star)
Alex Rodriguez doesn’t plan to sit idly by as Jennifer Lopez gets close to Armie Hammer on the set of Shotgun Wedding. A source says the former Yankee, 45, was irked to learn his fiancée, 51, had campaigned to snag the lead role opposite the newly single 34-year-old in the upcoming rom-com about an engaged couple with cold feet. Making matters worse? Jen, who’s also producing the film and Armie have “been openly drooling over one another.” Now, Alex’s going to extreme lengths to ensure the two keep things professional amid reports that Armie’s 10-year marriage to Elizabeth Chambers blew up after he got too close to Rebecca costar Lily James. “Alex may not be able to keep watch himself,” says a pal, “but he’ll have spies reporting back to him.”
Lady Gaga’s Getting Married-(Life & Style)
This is no stupid love! Lady Gaga is set to wed Silicon Valley CEO Michael Polansky after less than a year of dating, according to a source. “Gaga has been close to marriage before,” admits the source, “but she knows in her heart that Michael is the one. The plan is to get married at her mansion in Malibu. It will be a small celebration, with only a select few of their family and friends in attendance.”
Julia Michaels & JP Saxe: Going Strong-(People)
The “Issues” singer, 27, says her romance with musician Saxe, 27-whom she began dating after they teamed up on the hit single “If the World Was Ending” last year-is “thriving,” adding : “He puts up with all my BS.”
No Regrets of the Week-(In Touch)
“I’m not going to apologize for love.”
-after being criticized for leaving The Bachelorette early to be with contestant Dale Moss.
Alligator Seized From Home
Authorities in New Hampshire said they seized an illegally kept alligator and an opossum from a woman’s home. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division and Operation Game Thief said conservation officers served a search warrant at the Claremont home of a woman suspected of keeping prohibited wildlife. The officers seized an American alligator and an opossum from the home. The woman was charged with illegal possession of the animals, which were transferred to facilities designed to care for wildlife. See the photo HERE.
********The possum was just there in case the alligator got hungry!!
*******The alligator had learned a lot!! When the cops came in, he rolled over and played dead!!
TOPIC: Ever know someone with weird pets????
Deer Crashes Thru Classroom
A pair of teachers at an Indiana middle school received a fright when a deer came crashing through a window into their classroom. Fort Wayne Community Schools said two teachers were inside the classroom at Blackhawk Middle School in Fort Wayne when the deer came crashing in through the upper section of a window. No students were present at the time. Police and Animal Care and Control personnel arrived on the scene and broke the bottom part of the window to allow the deer to make its escape and run off. The school said it took about one-half hour to get the deer out of the classroom. The two teachers who were inside the room escaped uninjured.
********It would have been more interesting if the deer crashed their Zoom call!!
*******This is what happens during a lockdown: even the deer get lonely!!
*******The deer saw his reflection in the window and said, “Buck it!!!”
Greek God Found In the Sewer
The head of ancient Greek god Hermes was unearthed in Athens during sewer work, authorities at the culture ministry said Sunday. It was a bust that most likely dated back to around 300 B.C, the Associated Press reported. While most depictions of the ancient “winged messenger” god are youthful, this one showed the god, who goes by Mercury in Roman mythology, at “a mature age,” the culture ministry said. The Greek sculptor Alcamenes was most likely the artist. Alcamenes flourished in the second half of the fifth century B.C., according to Encyclopedia Britannica, renowned for his delicate and finessed details of his works. Back in his heyday, Hermes was associated with the protection of cattle and sheep, though he became better known via “The Odyssey” as the messenger of the gods (he is famously depicted with winged feet), and the deity who guided the dead to Hades. He was also credited with inventing the lyre.
*********He has a great insurance company!!!
****But his cars weren’t so hot!!
***He invented the lyre?? We thought politicians did that!!
*****At least his bust busted out of the sewer!! He looks kinda like Gerard Butler in The 300!!!!
Naked Man Runs Thru Grocery Store
Officials have identified a man accused of driving through a grocery store in Montana and running naked through a retirement home on Thursday. Alan Roger Connor, Jr. was booked into the Flathead County Detention Center on several charges, including attempted negligent vehicular assault, criminal endangerment, felony criminal mischief, aggravated DUI, driving on suspended or revoked license, operating a motor vehicle with no proof of insurance and duty to give information or render aid at an accident scene. Officers were called to Super 1 Foods at about 5:50 p.m., Thursday when a man drove a 1995 Chevy Lumina through the front doors and throughout the business. The driver fled the scene in his vehicle before officers arrived, but a short time later officers found the Lumina located across the highway where it had apparently crashed into a trailer, disabling the vehicle. The driver fled the scene of the second crash on foot. Witnesses on scene described the driver as approximately 40-50 years of age with dark hair and a mustache or beard, and also described the clothing he was wearing. Minutes later, the department received a call about a naked man running down the hallway of a nearby retirement home that was near the abandoned Lumina. Officers found the naked man one block west of the retirement home and arrested him.
********He barely got out of the retirement home!!! He had 50 old ladies piled on top of him!!
******The people at the supermarket couldn’t agree on what he looked like!! One person said he had a kelbasa.. and another said it was a Vienna sausage!!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
VIDEO: HIGH SPEED PURSUIT IN THE OCEAN!!
VIDEO: HAWK ALARM FOR CHICKENS!!
A LIST FOR TUESDAY
Rules For A Stress-Free Virtual Thanksgiving During COVID-19
You can’t avoid the “p” words, but you can be tactful
A big election will have just taken place and the pandemic is the reason we’re having a virtual gathering in the first place. So, as much as general consensus suggests that you shouldn’t talk about politics at the dinner table, it’s going to be unavoidable this year ― and that’s OK.
It’s important to check in on your friends and family, said Thomas P. Farley, who is better known by the moniker Mister Manners. “We know from all the research that it’s a time of high social anxiety, there’s depression, there are genuine mental health and emotional concerns,” he said. “If we’re not inquiring about the well-being of our loved ones, I think we’re doing them a disservice.” But, he suggests having those conversations one-on-one ahead of the Thanksgiving gathering. That way the meal isn’t being dominated by conversation about the pandemic, but it’s not being ignored, either.
It’s also to be expected that people will want to talk about current events including politics and racial injustice, said Elaine Swann, an etiquette expert based in California.
“It’s acceptable to engage in these conversations,” she said. “However, I do believe that it should be approached with compassion for others, and consideration and compassion for those who attend the gathering.”
One option is to consider putting people in breakout rooms, she said. Breakout rooms are sessions that split off from the main Zoom meeting, allowing participants to meet in smaller groups that are private and isolated from the audio/video of the main session. “Let them have at it and enjoy, because some people really enjoy that sort of banter,” she said with a laugh.
But it’s ultimately the host’s call
If the host really feels strongly that political chitchat shouldn’t clog the virtual feed, they need to make that clear.
“Each host has the right to make a decision as to what type of event they have, and how far they want various conversations to go,” Swann said. Don’t feel bad if you don’t want that kind of talk at your Thanksgiving gathering, but have something else to suggest in its place (here are some prompts to get you started).
Keep the event short
One silver lining of a virtual Thanksgiving celebration is that it probably won’t stretch into a six-hour event. “You don’t have anyone nipping off to watch a football game and taking a nap on the sofa or being a little too tipsy,” Farley said.
You can eat a full meal together if you’d like, but Farley suggests bringing loved ones together at a designated time for a brief period. A late-afternoon toast, for example, would be a great way to convene before sending everyone off to have their own dinners.
Have an agenda
One of the best ways to keep things running smoothly, Swann said, is to have an agenda. It can be somewhat loose, but it should include a time to log on, as well as a designated activity or engagement. If you have a family tradition that can be adapted for a virtual gathering, put that on the agenda. Having a plan helps prevent people from talking over one another — and chances for awkward silence.
Use the mute button wisely
Anyone who has attended a Zoom meeting knows that the mute button is your friend. Cross-talking or background noise is bound to happen when multiple people are on a call, so it’s the host’s prerogative to click mute when necessary. But guests should also be mindful.
“For any individuals whose environment is noisy, they should promptly mute themselves,” Farley said. “And the host can make a brief request at the start of the call that anyone with a noisy environment please do so.”
If guests don’t take that initiative, the host of the call should quickly send a private message asking that they turn off their mic, Farley said. If the person doesn’t know how (or maybe has stepped away from the computer and is unable) the host should be ready to do so, following up with a direct message in chat letting the person know.
Ask everyone to share something they’re thankful for
It’s possible your Thanksgiving dinners have always started with a round robin of guests sharing what they’re thankful for. This is not the year to skip that ritual! If you’re hosting, tell people to think of something they’re grateful for when you send out your invitation.
Don’t use distance as an excuse to skip the holidays
It would be easy to use the pandemic as an excuse to not bring your loved ones together for the holidays.
“More than ever, we all really need this,” Farley said.
A gathering like this might have its own stressors, but it can also help families hit the reset button at the end of a bonkers year.
“Let’s hope that we can see in the celebration of something like Thanksgiving is something that lasts past the pandemic,” he said. “And that we’re not just squares on a computer, but that we allow others to talk and focus on the true meaning of what Thanksgiving is supposed to be all about.”
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