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Born on this day!!  Actor Franco Nero (“Django,” “Camelot”) is 80. Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (“Basic Instinct,” ″Showgirls”) is 77. Comedy writer Bruce Vilanch (“Hollywood Squares”) is 74. Singer Bruce Hornsby is 67. Actor Maxwell Caulfield (“The Colbys”) is 62. Actor John Henton (“The Hughleys,” ″Living Single”) is 61. “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts is 61. Singer-guitarist Ken Block of Sister Hazel is 55. Drummer Charlie Grover (Sponge) is 55. Actor Salli Richardson-Whitfield (“Family Law”) is 54. Actor Oded Fehr (“The Mummy”) is 51. Rapper Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound is 49. Actor Page Kennedy (“Desperate Housewives”) is 45. Actor Kelly Brook (“Smallville”) is 42. Actor Lucas Grabeel (“High School Musical”) is 37. TV personality Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (“Jersey Shore”) is 34. Singer-actor Miley Cyrus is 29. Actor Austin Majors (“NYPD Blue”) is 26. Actor Olivia Keville (“Splitting Up Together”) is 19.


1889 – The first jukebox was installed at the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco.
1936 – First issue of Life magazine hit the newsstands. The cover photograph, by Margaret Bourke-White, featured the Fort Peck Dam.
1945 – U.S. wartime food rationing, of meat, butter, and other foods, ended.
1971 – People’s Republic of China was seated at the UN Security Council.
2003 – Eduard Shevardnadze resigned as president of Georgia.

Today Is: Doctor Who Day, Fibonacci Day, International Image Consultant Day, National Espresso Day, Old Clem’s Night

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 –  The Bachelorette/  10:00 – Queens
FOX – 8:00 – The Resident  /  9:00 – Masked Singer
CW – 8:00 –  The Flash  /  9:00 – Riverdale

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Jon Bernthal, “Bachelorette” Michelle Young, Parker McCollum
Jimmy Fallon: Hailee Steinfeld, Liza Koshy, Avril Lavigne
Stephen Colbert: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett
Seth Meyers: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rachel Dratch, Mastodon, Jon Epcar
James Corden: Nicholas Hoult, Aisling Bea, BTS
Daily Show: Pre-empted
Watch What Happens Live: Pre-empted
The View: JoJo & Jessalynn Siwa, guest co-host Kristen Soltis Anderson
The Talk: Ashanti, guest co-host NeNe Leakes
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Tony Goldwyn, Kristin Chenoweth
Ellen DeGeneres: Casey Wilson, Kalen Allen
Wendy Williams: Guest co-hosts Fat Joe & Remy Ma
The Real: Lena Waithe, Jojo T. Gibbs, Nicole Walters, guest co-host Tami Roman
Kelly Clarkson: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Matt Iseman, Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch, ENHYPEN
Tamron Hall: Halle Berry, Alan Cumming, Pau Gasol
Drew Barrymore: Hailee Steinfeld

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

QUESTION: Is blonde hair just so… “cheugy???” More and more young women are boldly going BRUNETTE… and they’re getting more and more ATTENTION!! 


QUESTION: Why did Adele WALK OUT on an interview with this Australian TV journo??? Because.. he admitted he HASN’T LISTENED TO HER NEW ALBUM!! Touchy!


QUESTION: Is this the ANTI-TINDER??? A FLORIDA WOMAN has created a new dating app for people who DON’T want to have sex, which includes HER!! Gonna sign up????


QUESTION: Were they gonna MAKE IT RAIN?? A Vegas club shuts down STRIPPER AUDITIONS after 1,000 women show up, ready to TAKE IT ALL OFF!! “No AstroWorld here!!”


QUESTION: Ever happen to YOU?? This Tik Tok user was filming herself at the gym… and when she looked at the footage, she realized.. SO WAS SOMEONE ELSE!!
Woman working out in gym accidentally catches man "recording her."

Jay Leno To Play Ed Sullivan

Jay Leno is set to play legendary television personality Ed Sullivan in “Midas Man,” the upcoming drama about Beatles manager Brian Epstein, Deadline reported.  The Beatles made a bunch of appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show” throughout the 1960s.  “Midas Man” is in production and will chronicle the life and rise to fame of Epstein. Jacob Fortune-Lloyd of “The Queen’s Gambit” will star as the group’s manager alongside Emily Watson, Eddie Marsan and Rosie Day. No word yet on who will be playing the band’s members.  “The Ed Sullivan Show” ran from 1948 until 1971.  Filming started in Liverpool last month and was put on hold until Nov. 29. The film will begin shooting in the US in January.
*********Perfect!!! Of course, Ed Sullivan was short and Irish, and Jay is tall and Italian. But other than that, PERFECT!!!
jay Leno ed Sullivan

Queen Attends Double Christening

Queen Elizabeth II attended a double christening on Sunday for two of her great-grandchildren.   The Queen, who has canceled several recent public appearances on her doctors’ advice, watched the baptisms of August, son of Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, and Lucas Philip, son of Zara Tindall and her husband, Mike Tindall.  The private service at the Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, west of London, was attended by members of the royal family and close friends.  August was born in February and Lucas in March. Both boys’ mothers are granddaughters of the queen.   The queen has 12 great-grandchildren, the youngest of them 2-month-old Sienna Elizabeth, daughter of Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.   The Queen is Britain’s longest-lived and longest-reigning monarch. She is due to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee – marking 70 years on the throne – next year.
********They wanted to do separate christenings, but the Queen said, “I’m tired… let’s do a double-shot!!!”
******She was a little rushed!! She said, “Sprinkle ’em and let’s get going!!”
******The Royal Academy of Science revealed that they just found some dirt that’s younger than the Queen!!

Tracy Morgan Admits and Denies He Has A Girlfriend

Tracy Morgan is issuing a categorical denial of a recent bombshell report — by Tracy Morgan.  Days after telling reporters that he was dating a mystery woman who was seen on his arm outside “SNL’s” midtown studios, he says he’s not dating anyone — and even denies ever making that statement.  “I didn’t say that … I don’t care what the media says, I didn’t confirm anything,” Morgan said about his recent statements.  “I take pictures with females every day and they’re next to me posing.”  He and the woman were snapped leaving Studio 8H on Nov. 8th.  He told photographers on the scene that he was dating the woman, who he would not name, leading to widespread reports about his self-described new romance.  The sighting came after Morgan split last year from his estranged wife, Megan Wollover after nearly five years of marriage. The couple share daughter, Maven, 9.
*******Sounds like someone got a call from their attorney: “SHUT UP!!”
******This is the first time anyone’s had a media feud… with THEMSELVES!!!
******That wasn’t Tracy… it was his evil twin!!

Jennifer Lawrence Opens Up About Plane Crash

Jennifer Lawrence was convinced she was going to die when a private plane she was on entered double-engine failure.  “My skeleton was all that was left in the seat,” she told Vanity Fair in her December cover story.  She joked that flying private meant “I deserve to die,” and was en route to New York City from her hometown of Louisville, Ky., in 2017 when they were told they had to attempt an emergency landing in Buffalo.  “We were all just going to die,” she said. “I started leaving little mental voicemails to my family, you know, ‘I’ve had a great life, I’m sorry.’”  She was just one of two passengers on the plane — the other was the son of the doctor who delivered her and her two brothers.  “I just felt guilty,” Lawrence explained of why she apologized. “Everybody was going to be so bummed. And, oh, God, [my dog] Pippi was on my lap, that was the worst part. Here’s this little thing who didn’t ask to be a part of any of this.”  Upon seeing the runway filled with fire trucks and ambulances she turned to a higher power.  “I started praying. Not to the specific God I grew up with, because he was terrifying and a very judgmental guy,” she recalled. “But I thought, Oh, my God, maybe we’ll survive this? I’ll be a burn victim, this will be painful, but maybe we’ll live.  “‘Please, Lord Jesus, let me keep my hair. Wrap me in your hair-loving arms. Please don’t let me go bald,’” she joked.  The jet hit the runway, bounced up and hit the runway again before coming to a halt.
********Jesus said, “OK… but just this once!!!”
*****It probably never occurred to her… but maybe Jesus was saving the dog!!!
TOPIC: Ever been in a life-and-death situation???

Joe Exotic Moved To Medical Facility

Tiger KingJoe Exotic has been transferred to a medical facility in North Carolina for federal inmates after a cancer diagnosis, according to his attorney.  Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was flown on a plane to be transferred from a federal medical center in Fort Worth, Texas, to a federal medical center in Butner, North Carolina, late Tuesday or early Wednesday, defense attorney John Phillips said in a statement. Phillips, who tweeted his statement on Saturday, said.  He originally was scheduled to be transferred later this month. Phillips said he told him that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and was getting medical treatment and tests “for a host of issues.” Phillips said prison medical care “isn’t the best and justice is slow.” “It’s a competition of life and liberty no one wants any part of,” he added.  He was sentenced in January 2020 to 22 years in federal prison after being convicted of trying to hire two different men to kill Florida animal rights activist Carole Baskin.
*********As he was wheeled out, he screamed: “JUST PUT ME IN THE MEAT GRINDER!!!”
*******He’s hoping he can get some plastic surgery while he’s there!!
*******While he’s gone, Bubba is decorating their cell for a special “Welcome Home Joe” party!!!

Chrissy Teigen Had Eyebrow Transplants

Chrissy Teigen took to Instagram Stories to reveal she’d undergone eyebrow transplant surgery.  “I never wear makeup if I can avoid it so I was so excited for this eyebrow transplant surgery,” the star wrote alongside a photo of her new brows, explaining that the process involves transplanting “hairs from the back of your head” to create fuller eyebrows.  “A little dark from the pencil but its [sic] so cool to have brows again,” she captioned another clip of the “crazy” results.  She also offered a cautionary tale to teens, warning them not to “pluck [their eyebrows] all off like I did.”  Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Diamond, who Teigen tagged in her Instagram Story along with Dr. Jason Champagne, reposted a photo of her finished brows, further explaining that “#EyebrowTransplantation is a procedure where we mutually agree on shape, density, etc., and skill takes it from there.”
*******We startin’ to think… there’s something wrong with this girl!!!
*******Moral of this story: don’t remove anything that you might want later!! (You know???)


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Ben & Jen & Jen Make a Lovely Thruple!-(National Enquirer)

The two Jennifers in 49-year-old Ben Affleck’s life couldn’t be mor different, but they have managed to connect over the three children the “Batman” star shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, sources said!  Garner, 49, and Ben’s second-time-around flame Jennifer Lopez, 52, are uniting to help make the potentially sticky situation easier on Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9, according to insiders.  “We are into going to see Jen and Jen out clubbing together in Versace.  And we are not going to see Jen and Jen baking cookies together before book club,” a source says.  “However, both Jens have bonded over the children despite their obvious differences!”  Recently, the threesome was spotted trick-or-treating with the kids-and sources aid that’s not unusual.  “The two Jens have met several times and even text each other,” revealed a pal.  “The only way this is going to work is if the adults are all on the same page!”

Lindsay & Chord’s Flaky Romance-(Globe)

Romance is in the snowy air for “Glee” alum Chord Overstreet, 32, who’ll enjoy a holiday rom-com romp under the mistletoe with legendary flake Lindsay Lohan, 35.  The dynamic duo’s set to make yuletide hearts flutter next year in an untitled Netflix flick, which “follows a spoiled hotel heiress who get total amnesia in a skiing accident and finds herself in the care of a handsome logde owner.” Swooning yet?

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“I could be kind and smart and have all these awesome things, but if I didn’t showcase them on Instagram, did it truly happen?!”-On how she used to have a hard time differentiating who she was on social media and as a person, Olivia Rodrigo.

“I thought, OK, I’m going to play the grandmother.  I never thought I’d be one of the Eternals.”-On being shocked to land a superhero role in her 50s, Salma Hayek.

“I’m just trying to freeze off the cellulite.  I saw a video on YouTube that says if you make it cold, it melts away!”-Revealing the reason she takes ice baths, Tiffany Haddish.

Kanye Humiliates Kim-(Star)

Kanye West seems to be having a hard time letting Kim Kardashian go.  In a bizarre interview taped sometime after his ex’s Oct. 9 guest-host spot on Saturday Night Live, but released Nov. 4, the rapper claimed he wanted to reconcile with the 41-year-old, who filed for divorce in February.  “My kids want us, their parents, to stay together,” said the dad-of-four.  “I want us to be together.”  So why was it that two days later, the “Flashing Lights” singer, 44, went public with 22-year-old model Vinetria?  “Just when Kanye thinks there’s nothing more he can do to humiliate her, he does it again,” a source says.  “People around Kanye are saying the only reason he’s going out with Vinetria is revenge.”

Miley & Maxx:  It’s On!-(Life & Style)

Miley Cyrus took the theme seriously, packing on the PDA with musician Maxx Morando at Gucci’s Love Parade fashion show on Nov. 2 in LA.  The singer, 28, was spotted holding hands with the 22-year-old drummer at the star-studded event, which marked their first public appearance as a couple.  Following a string of failed romances, “Miley has learned her lesson and wanted to keep her relationship with Maxx private until she knew they were serious,” reveals a source, who says they’ve been dating for three months.  “But she’s really into him.”

Taylor Lautner & Tay Dome:  Engaged-(People)

On Nov. 1 the Twilight actor 29, popped the question to Dome, 24, a registered nurse after three years together.  “And just like that, all of my wishes came true,” Lautner posted to Instagram on Nov. 13.

From the Heart-(In Touch)

Nov. 11

“The whole idea of music heals is an honest truth to me.  This song saved a broken piece of me,” says Jessica Simpson, covering the Nothing but Thieves tune “Particles.”



Cops Lasso Runaway Pig

Police in Ohio shared body camera footage of an officer using a pet leash to “lasso” a pig found running loose through a neighborhood.  The Cincinnati Police Department said Officers Grant Perry and Roland Pansch were dispatched Thursday on a report of a loose pig running through the a neighborhood in the Bond Hill area.  The department tweeted body camera footage showing Perry distracting the pig with an apple while Pansch used a pet leash to lasso the animal.  “It’s not everyday we have to ‘lasso’ a loose pig while on patrol,” the department tweeted.  Witnesses told police the pig appeared to have been intentionally abandoned by someone who took the animal out of their car and drove away from the scene.  Police took the pig, dubbed Oinker, to Animal CARE, where staff told officers they were familiar with the animal.  See the video HERE.
********It’s a well-known local pig!!!
******Yes, these COPS rescued a PIG!!! You wanna make something of it???
******Somebody’s having pork chops tonight!!!

Pink Flamingo Escapes The Zoo

A zoo in Quebec, Canada, said a pink flamingo escaped and was found a short time later loitering in the parking lot of a Tim Hortons.  The Granby Zoo said the flamingo flew the coop Wednesday morning and was spotted by customers in the parking lot of a Tim Hortons doughnut shop in Granby.  “To reassure everyone, there wasn’t a sale on shrimp at the IGA or a special on coffee at Tim Hortons,” Karl Fournier, director of animal care at the Granby Zoo, said in a TikTok video.  “For reasons unknown, the flamingo escaped and flew away from its group. Our team quickly mobilized and it was captured in a calm manner.”  The zoo said the flamingo allowed zookeepers to approach, and they returned it safely to its enclosure.  See the video HERE.
********It’s hard to blend in when you’re pink!!!
******Their only chance of escape was to pose as a lawn ornament!!!!

Crabs Shutdown Highway

Highways and roads have been shut down on an Australian island for an annual occurrence: the migration of millions of red crabs.  The red crabs of Christmas Island migrate every autumn from their homes on the island to the ocean, and many highways and roads are shut down to protect the traveling animals from vehicles.  Some roads that remain open have been outfitted with special bridges the crabs use to avoid traffic, and other roads are cleared by workers with rakes before vehicles come through.  Videos captured on the island show massive numbers of crabs walking in tandem with pedestrians.  “Merry Crabsmas,” Parks Australia quipped in a Facebook post featuring video of the migrating animals.  Parks Australia tweeted that some residents have ended up stranded in their neighborhoods for a day at a time when large numbers of the crustaceans led officials to institute a “Crab Lockdown.”
*******”Lockdown” is not a good word in Australia right now!!
*******Officials estimated there were 50 MILLION crabs!! (true)
******We’re looking through the Old Testament for the “Curse of the Crabs!!!”
*******Australia has more crabs than a Greek sailor!!!








4 Ways To Be More Considerate Of Sober People During The Holidays



Treat them like a person.

This may seem obvious, but it’s easy to lump all people with addictions into a monolith. How your family member handled substance misuse won’t be the same as how your friend or co-worker is dealing with it.

“With everybody, I’m always adapting to the individual,” Glowiak said. “I’m always adapting to what the individual needs.”

For people close to you, have a conversation and ask them what those needs are. “You can make decisions based on that,” Kazachkova said. “And you can also ask some additional questions. Some folks do not want to replace their drinks with a fake cocktail, but someone might actually enjoy it. Other people might be triggered by that.”

If you’re not close to a person, or if you’re unaware they have a substance use disorder, this might not be an option. But don’t worry, there are other measures you can take to make your gathering more sober-friendly (more on that in a second).


Let them bring a plus-one.

If you know someone is sober, particularly if you know they live with an addiction, offer to let them bring someone with them.

“A lot of adolescents that I work with in recovery, or younger adults who are 19, 20, 21, or so will have their friends coming back from university,” Glowiak said. “They just want to save face and resume normalcy.”

The desire to return to “normalcy” or “belong” is a big theme of the holiday season and triggering for many in recovery. Letting people bring a plus-one to any event you organize gives them that belonging and support. It also provides accountability.

“Having a support person lets you, A, not feel so awkward, and B, they can be like, ‘You’re not really supposed to drink,’” Kazachkova said. It also empowers a person with a substance use disorder to be active in their own recovery without adding extra stigmatization.


If you’re having a party, be mindful of your guests’ needs.

“As a host, you are able to decide which kind of people are at your party,” Kazachkova said. “Maybe your person is OK with somebody having a few drinks but not if half the group is taking shots.”

At the end of the day, you’re the host of your party. You have control over the type of party you plan to have, whether it be a rager or a kick-back with some wine. Being conscious of your party’s vibe and your guest list goes a long way.

“Part of this is really being mindful of your audience,” Glowiak said. “When you’re throwing a party, in general, it’s not to call out people. It’s to make it as comfortable as possible.”

And to make it as comfortable as possible for nondrinkers, as a host, try to:

  • Offer non-crappy nonalcoholic beverages like soda or flavored seltzers.
  • Ditch the communal watering holes like the proverbial spiked punch bowl.
  • Plan activities that don’t center drinking like cornhole or a white elephant trade with a “no alcohol” rule.

“The other side of that, too, is being a good communicator,” Kazachkova added. “Allow your people to share as they want, and read the room a little bit.”


Host a dry gathering.

If it’s looking like someone close to you just can’t be around booze or you’re getting an influx of intel suggesting nonalcoholic options be available, maybe you should consider a dry function altogether.

“You can also not have alcohol at your party,” Kazachkova stressed. “That’s always an option.”

If you take this route, make sure guests are informed well ahead of time. This way, anyone bent on getting bent will know not to show up and any nondrinkers won’t feel as if you’re pandering, or worse — at fault.

“Don’t have it be a big surprise, it’s all dry out of nowhere and everybody just comes over and is upset over no alcohol,” Glowiak said. “For that one person struggling, it’s really isolating.”

Remember, as a host, it’s your party and you can imbibe if you want to, but others may not have the luxury. A little consideration goes a long way to making your event, and the holidays in general, more inclusive and enjoyable for everyone.


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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