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Born on this day!! Actor-radio personality Shadoe Stevens (“Dave’s World”) is 74. Singer Lulu is 72. Actor-comedian Roseanne Barr is 68. Actor Kathy Kinney (“The Drew Carey Show”) is 67. Actor Kate Capshaw (“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”) is 67. Comedian Dennis Miller is 67. Singer Adam Ant is 66. Sports commentator Phil Simms is 65. Actor Dolph Lundgren (“Rocky IV”) is 63. Actor Julie Berman (“General Hospital”) is 37. Actor Antonia Thomas (“The Good Doctor”) is 34. Musician Courtney Barnett is 33. Reality show personality Kendall Jenner (“Keeping Up With The Kardashians”) is 25.


1839 – The first Opium War between China and Britain broke out.
1903 – Panama proclaimed its independence from Colombia.
1952 – Clarence Birdseye marketed the first frozen peas.
1957 – The Soviet Union sent the first animal, a dog named Laika, into space aboard the Sputnik II. Laika died in orbit.
1986 – A Lebanese magazine broke the story of U.S. arms sales to Iran, leading to the Iran-Contra affair.
1992 – Carol Moseley-Braun became the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
2004 – Hamid Karzai was declared the winner in Afghanistan’s first presidential election.

Today Is: Cliché Day, Election Day, Public Television Day, SOS Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Election Night
NBC – 8:00  – Election Night
ABC – 8:00 –  Election Night
FOX – 8:00 – Election Night
CW – 8:00 –  Penn and Teller /  9:00 – Penn and Teller

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Pre-empted
Jimmy Fallon: Pre-empted
Stephen Colbert: Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford, Aaron Sorkin (R 10/9/20)
Seth Meyers: Pre-empted
James Corden: Jeff Daniels, Summer Walker (R 9/28/20)
Lilly Singh: Pre-empted
Daily Show: Votegasm 2020: What Could Go Wrong? (Again)
Conan: The CONAN Repeat Election Night Special
Watch What Happens Live: Pre-empted
The View: Pete Buttigieg, Sara Fagen
The Talk: Jamie Pressley, Luke Bracey
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Chrissty Metz
Ellen DeGeneres: Macey Hensley
Wendy Williams: Dr. Drew Pinsky
The Real: Anthony Anderson, Tara Setmayer
Kelly Clarkson: Terry Bradshaw, Iain Armitage, Alex & Elizabeth Smith
Tamron Hall: Ilana Glazer, Nico Tortorella (R 9/28/20)
Drew Barrymore: Jessica Capshaw, Farnoosh Torabi, Dr. Aliza Pressman, Jack Hazan

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

QUESTION: Are you ready for the crazy?? A St. Louis Halloween store says their mask survey, (which is ALWAYS correct?) says that TRUMP wins today!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Is THAT why it hung over the throne?? A family discovers the mirror over their toilet belonged to MARIE ANTOINETTE, now they’re rich!!!!


QUESTION: Ever quit a job?? Did it GO VIRAL? This woman’s video of her WALMART resignation did… when she told all the guys in the store they’re perverts!!!


QUESTION: Does your NAME tell us how you’ll vote?? The NY Times did a survey of common names, found Karens for Biden, Dicks for Trump!! Sounds right?????


QUESTION: Would YOU make a bet on this election?? This anonymous Brit did.. to the tune of $5 MILLION on Trump!!! He’ll be very rich… or very poor!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who Pooped In Johnny Depp’s Bed?

The British judge who ruled that Johnny Depp repeatedly beat ex-wife Amber Heard also closely analyzed shocking claims that she defecated in their marital bed — ruling that the offending turd likely came from one of her pet pooches.  High Court Judge Andrew Nicol spent almost 600 words of Monday’s judgment analyzing the headline-grabbing incident that led to Depp giving his now-ex-wife the gross nickname “Amber Turd” and finally dumping her.  Under a section headlined “feces on the bed,” the judge said that Depp insisted the supposed poop attack was relevant because it “led him to conclude that his marriage to Ms. Heard could not continue” and sparked one of their many fights.  “For what it is worth, I consider that it is unlikely that Ms. Heard or one of her friends was responsible,” the judge concluded of the poop, photos of which were shown in court as evidence.  Nicol noted that it happened when Depp was away, meaning “it was Ms. Heard who was likely to suffer from the feces on the bed, not him.”  “It was, therefore, a singularly ineffective means for Ms. Heard or one of her friends to ‘get back’ at Mr. Depp,” he wrote.  He also noted evidence that one of Heard’s dogs, Boo, “had an incomplete mastery of her bowels after she had accidentally consumed some marijuana.”
******These are just wonderful people!!!
******Even their dog is a nasty stoner!!!!
*******This case has been a crap shoot right from the start!!!
*******Her lawyer called and said, “Miss Heard, did you get the word about the turd??”
*******Will they take Johnny out of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride???

Cardi B Calls Off Divorce

Cardi B has reportedly called off her divorce from Offset.  According to TMZ, she filed documents Monday in Georgia to dismiss the divorce “without prejudice.” She originally filed for divorce in September. At the time, she shared she was seeking to legally part ways from the Migos emcee because they were having heated arguments as of late. “I wanted to let y’all know I have shed not one tear,” Cardi told her fans in an Instagram Live video.  In the video, she spoke to her followers candidly and admitted she has cried over her husband’s past cheating scandals, but was adamant that previous or current infidelity was not a factor in her decision to separate.  “I got tired of not seeing things eye to eye,” she stated. “When you feel like it’s just not the same anymore, before you actually get cheated on, I’d rather just leave… Nothing crazy out of this world happened, sometimes people really do grow apart.”  The couple’s breakup didn’t last long as Offset was spotted kissing Cardi during her birthday celebration in Las Vegas in early October.
********This is tragic!! We hate it when divorces don’t work out!!!
********If fighting was a cause for divorce, NO ONE would stay married!!!
*****Cardi suddenly realized that she fights with EVERYBODY!!

Mariah Carey Declares Christmas Is Here!

Mariah Carey took to social media to let us know that November 1 is a socially acceptable start to celebrating the Christmas season—and, more importantly, to begin playing her hit holiday song, “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”  In the clip, a masked Halloween ghoul sneaks into a room where once the door is opened, a pajama-clad Carey gazes at her watch and announces, “It’s time!” Artificial snow then falls from the ceiling around her and her Jack Russell pups.  Every year, Carey teases her fans ahead of November 1, reminding them that as catchy as her hit holiday anthem is, there is a point where it’s too early to begin playing the classic song.
******She’s declared that Christmas is on… but Trump is challenging her in court!!
*******Her dog started singing, “All I Want for Christmas is Chews!!”

Taylor Swift To Re-Record Old Songs

Taylor Swift can finally re-record her old material again. She has spent the past year feuding with music manager Scooter Braun, who bought the master recordings of her first six albums along with her former label, Big Machine Records, in 2019.  Following the sale, Swift claimed that Braun had banned her from performing songs from her back catalog, that he now owned, until November 2020 — which, much to Swift fans’ joy, has arrived at last.  “Finally, it’s November 2020,” tweeted one fan with an illustration of the majority of Swift’s albums and the hashtag TaylorIsFree, which fans have made trend in their excitement.  “We all will be deleting all of her old music from our playlists and apps and will only be streaming Taylor’s art owned by Taylor,” tweeted another Swift lover.  Although now “free” of the legal constraints around her music, Swift still said that, in light of the Braun reacquisition, she plans to re-record all of her old material.
*******Will her fans buy the new identical versions?? Of course they will!!
*****She’s so rich, they’re thinking of putting her face on the million-dollar bill!!!

Gwen and Blake Working On Pre-Nup

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s wedding is approaching and they’re reportedly in “talks” to sign a prenup before they officially walk down the aisle and become husband and wife.  The couple, who announced their engagement via Instagram on October 27, want a prenuptial agreement, according to Us Weekly. One source claimed “they have been in prenup talks for a few months” and the “process has been extremely effortless.”  The insider also revealed there have been “no hiccups, or outrageous demands” because Stefani and Shelton are “two mature adults that love each other.”   However, it looks as if neither of them is willing to go into another marriage without a prenup despite having zero doubts about their relationship. She did not have a prenup with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, with whom she shares three children, which meant he was “legally entitled to half of all money earned and assets accumulated” during their 13-year marriage.
********Who needs this prenup more?? Blake or Gwen???
******They’re trying to work out who gets to keep Kelly Clarkson!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Superhero Pals Save Chris From Mean Meme-(National Enquirer)

Superhero screen pals of Chris Pratt rushed to rescue the actor’s reputation after he was mercilessly dragged into a silly social media meme!  A Twitter user posted pictures of Chris Pratt, Chris Pine, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans, captioned with the instruction “one has to go,” a popular game on the platform.  But a flood of responses slammed the “Guardian of the Galaxy” hunk, 41, as “the worst Chris”-causing his marvel co-stars to prop him up!  “What a world….The ‘sinless’ are casting stones at my brother, Chris Pratt….A real Christian who lives by principle, has never demonstrated anything but positivity and gratitude,” tweeted “Iron Man” star Downey.

Cinderella Has Ball With a Married Man-(Globe)

Looks like Cinderella’s been busy during COVID-time, and it has nothing to do with sweeping germy floors!  Lily James, the 31-year-old Brit beauty who charmed audiences as the living, breathing Disney princess, got caught brazenly canoodling with much married Dominic West, ironically the star of Showtime’s adultery-themed series, “The Affair.”  No kidding!  He says:  “I think women would be more indulgent of affairs,” the male performer professes.  “It’s daft to kick someone out over a fling.  Everyone should turn a blind eye to men’s behavior between the ages of 40 and 50.  Let it all blow over.”  What a prince!

Family Approve-(Us Weekly)

Kaia Gerber’s parents may not have been a fan of her ex Pete Davidson, but Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber think her new beau Jacob Elordi, 23, “is a breath of fresh air,” says a source, adding that the model, 19, “is having a lot of fun with him.”

Jen Aniston’s Diva Demands-(Star)

Jennifer really loves her fans-the electric kind, that is.  According to someone on her team, the Friends alum, 51, hates sweating so much she has people at her beck and call to make sure she never perspires.  “On set, she’ll make an assistant hold a fan in front of her between scenes,” says the source.  She’ll also have her minions hold ice cubes to her forehead when she starts to feel warm.  “It’s like a peasant working for a queen!”

Lily’s $1 Million Dream Wedding-(Life & Style)

It pays to have famous parents!  Lily Collins, whose dad is Phil Collins, and Charlie McDowell, whose mom Mary Steenburgen is married to Ted Danson, are pulling out all the stops for their upcoming wedding, a source says.  “Phil is just thrilled for Lily, and he can’t wait to welcome Charlie into the family.  He’d love nothing more than to serenade them on their special day.”


“If I’m just feeling insecure enough, I just slip into the suit, makes me feel a whole lot better.”-Michael Keaton, on pulling his Batman costume out.

“I’ve learned to cut hair.  I started by cutting my daughter’s Barbies’ hair out of sheer boredom, and I discovered I was extremely talented.”-Hugh Grant, on his quarantine hobby.

“I’m like, ‘Why don’t we just wear sweatpants all season?’”-Tracee Ellis Ross, on her wardrobe suggestion for Black-ish’s new season.

Winner of the Week-(In Touch)

Prince William

-The royal spends 45 minutes on a private Zoom call consoling a Liverpool café owner who cried on TV about her business losing money.



Whale’s Tail Stops Train!

Transportation officials in the Netherlands said no one was injured when a subway train crashed through a barrier and came to rest on a giant sculpture of a whale’s tail.  RET, the transport operator in the city of Rotterdam, said the subway train jumped the tracks and crashed through buffers on its approach to the De Akkers station.  Officials said the train would have crashed to the ground about 30 feet below if it hadn’t landed atop one of two whale tail sculptures next to the tracks. The sculpture is appropriately named “Saved by the Whale’s Tail.”  The company said the operator was the only person on board the train at the time of the crash and he was not injured.  Officials said they are working on a plan to remove the train, which is in a spot where it would be difficult to bring a heavy crane.  See the video HERE.
******We thought a “whale’s tail” is what sticks out when you’re wearing a thong!!???
TOPIC: Have you ever been in a public transportation disaster??? Like someone barfing on a bus??
ALTERNATE TOPIC: “I could’ve died!!!!”

Man Invents Contact Lenses Remover

A Florida man who requires special contact lenses to see invented a robot to help people with dexterity issues insert and remove their lenses.  Craig Hershoff, who uses special contacts known as scleral lenses, said he invented his voice-activated robot to help elderly patients and others with dexterity issues insert and remove their contact lenses without another person’s assistance.  “We’ve tried the device on elderly people, I’m elderly too, and it really helps with dexterity. They’ve all liked it and appreciate how well it works,” Hersoff told WPLG-TV.  The robot uses suction cups designed to create the ideal amount of suction to insert and remove the lenses easily.  Hershoff’s invention, the Claira Lens Robot, is currently undergoing clinical trials in Boston. He said he might have U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to market the device as early as next year if the trials prove successful.  See the video HERE.
********The higher-priced model takes out your eyeball!!!
*******Do the words “suction cup” and “eye” in the same sentence make you nervous?? No???

Bear Goes Trick-Or-Treating

A California resident’s doorbell camera captured the moment of a visit from an unusual late-night trick-or-treater: a large bear.  The footage, recorded hours after the last trick-or-treaters visited the Monrovia home, shows the bear sniffing around the porch decorations, apparently seeking wayward pieces of candy.  The bear walks up to the door and sniffs before turning around to leave.  “Costumes this year are too good,” the resident joked in a Twitter post.  See the video HERE.
********It looked like Rosie O’Donnell didn’t shave!!
******They should have opened the door and thrown him a salmon!! Covered in chocolate!!

Tarantula Hides In Bunch Of Bananas

Animal rescuers in Ireland said a shopper at a supermarket brought a bunch of bananas home and discovered an unusual stowaway — a baby tarantula.  The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said the Mexican red rump tarantula was found in a wrapped bunch of bananas purchased from a grocery store in Donegal. The bananas had originated from Central America, the ISPCA said.  The tarantula was taken to the ISPCA’s Donegal Animal Rehabilitation Center, where it was dubbed Parker by rescuers.  “A veterinary examination confirmed that Parker was very dehydrated and lethargic after his travels but after some water and mini crickets to eat, he began to perk up very quickly,” ISPCA Center Manager Denise McCausland said.  McCausland said Parker will eventually be transferred to a new permanent home at Alcorn’s Tropical World.
********You DON’T wanna see that web!!!
******The tarantula flew from Central America? With no mask??
TOPIC: You won’t believe what I found in my food!!!







6 Foods To Eat When You’re Stressed

Huffington Post

  1. Salmon

Who knew? Salmon may help you chill out.

Research suggests nutrients in oily fish and certain nuts may help you feel more calm, Young said. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce inflammation in the brain and could potentially reduce anxiety.


  1. Blueberries

“Blueberries contain anthocyanins, and while you’d probably have to eat a lot, it’s thought that the antioxidants that they contain might help produce dopamine which also helps to control your mood,” Young said.

Dopamine plays a significant role in our emotional wellbeing because it’s a chemical in the brain that’s responsible for our feeling of pleasure and reward.


  1. Yogurt

Research shows there may be a connection between fermented foods, gut health and mental wellness. Young says to avoid pickles, if possible, due to their high salt profile and the relationship between sodium and high blood pressure, which could increase stress rather than reduce it.


  1. Chamomile tea

A 2009 study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that chamomile extract was shown to significantly reduce feelings of anxiety. Other small studies also suggest that the herb may help people with sleep disorders get better rest.


  1. Spinach or other greens

Scientists have researched low levels of folate and vitamin B12 in people who experience depression and anxiety and believe there may be a connection between the two. Leafy greens are high in folate, which is why Young considers them a smart choice in high-stress moments.


  1. Any combination of protein, fiber and good fat

Young advises to fill up on a big salad made from vegetables, a fat such as avocado and protein such as turkey. It’s fewer calories than classic comfort foods like macaroni and cheese, and Young says it stabilizes blood sugar levels which helps with mood regulation.

And finally, our environment also plays a big role. Young suggests stocking the fridge or desk drawers with some stress-reducing foods that are easy to grab during periods of anxiety. It’s one less hurdle in the moment.


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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