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Born on this day!! Gospel singer Shirley Caesar is 83. Actor Melinda Dillon (“A Christmas Story”) is 81. Musician Paul Simon is 79. Actor Pamela Tiffin is 78. Keyboardist Robert Lamm of Chicago is 76. Country singer Lacy J. Dalton is 74. Actor Demond Wilson (“Sanford and Son”) is 74. Singer Sammy Hagar is 73. Singer John Ford Coley of England Dan and John Ford Coley is 72. Actor John Lone (“Rush Hour 2″) is 68. Model Beverly Johnson is 68. “The X-Files” creator Chris Carter is 64. Singer Cherrelle is 61. Singer-actor-talk show host Marie Osmond is 61. Singer Joey Belladonna of Anthrax is 60. Actor T’Keyah Crystal Keymah (“That’s So Raven”) is 58. Country singer John Wiggins is 58. Actor Christopher Judge (TV’s “Stargate SG-1”) is 56. Actor Matt Walsh (“Veep”) is 56. Actor Reginald Ballard (“Martin,” ″The Bernie Mac Show”) is 55. Actor Kate Walsh (“Private Practice,” ″Grey’s Anatomy”) is 53. Musician Jeff Allen of Mint Condition is 52. Actor Tisha Campbell-Martin (“My Wife and Kids,” ″Martin”) is 52. Singer Carlos Marin of Il Divo is 52. Country singer Rhett Akins is 51. TV personality Billy Bush is 49. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen (“Borat,” ″Da Ali G Show”) is 49. Guitarist Jan Van Sichem Jr. of K’s Choice is 48. Singers Brandon and Brian Casey of Jagged Edge are 45. Actor Kiele Sanchez (“Lost”) is 44. Singer Ashanti is 40. Singer-rapper Lumidee is 40. Contemporary Christian singer Jon Micah Sumrall of Kutless is 40. Actor Caleb McLaughlin (“Stranger Things”) is 19.


1775 – The Continental Congress authorized the construction of a naval fleet.
1792 – The cornerstone of the White House was laid.
1843 – The Jewish organization B’nai B’rith was founded.
1903 – Boston defeated Pittsburgh in the first World Series.
1943 – Italy declared war on Germany, its former Axis partner, during World War II.
1974 – Ed Sullivan died in New York City at age 72.
1981 – Egypt’s vice president Hosni Mubarak was elected president, one week after Anwar Sadat’s assassination.

Today Is: Ada Lovelace Day, English Language Day, International Day for Disaster Reduction, International Day for Failure, Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, National Chess Day, National Face Your Fears Day, Navy Birthday, Silly Sayings Day, World Child Development Day, World Thrombosis Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – NCIS  /  9:00 – FBI  /  10:00 – The FBI Declassified
NBC – 8:00  – The Weakest Link  /  9:00 – Ellen’s Game Of Games  / 10:00 – Transplant
ABC – 8:00 –  The Bachelorette /  10:00 – Celebrity Family Feud
FOX – 8:00 – Cosmos Possible Worlds  /  9:00 – Next
CW – 8:00 –  Swamp Thing  /  9:00 – Tell Me A Story

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Patrick Dempsey, Clare Crawley, OneRepublic
Jimmy Fallon: Joel McHale, Big Sean (R 9/8/20)
Stephen Colbert: Dr. Jon LaPook, John Dickerson (R 10/2/20)
Seth Meyers: Sarah Paulson, H. Jon Benjamin (R 9/23/20)
James Corden: Gabrielle Union, Nick Cave (R 9/9/20)
Lilly Singh: Leslie Odom Jr. (R 12/17/19)
Conan: Ralph Macchio (R 9/14/20)
Watch What Happens Live: Lenny Kravitz, Hoda Kotb
The View: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, guest co-host Cindy McCain
The Talk: Jurnee Smollett
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Ellen DeGeneres: Ellen’s favorite moments so far from Season 18
Wendy Williams: Steve Madden
The Real: Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Kelly Clarkson: Dennis Quaid, Theresa Caputo
Tamron Hall: Ally Brooke, Bobby Berk
Drew Barrymore: Gloria Estefan, Emily Estefan, Lili Estefan, Luvvie Ajayi Jones

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

QUESTION: Are you an iPHONE FAN??? Today’s a big day for you!! APPLE is launching their new line of iPhones, with major changes, including a MINI!!!!


QUESTION: Is Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols an AMERICAN CITIZEN!! Yes he is!! And who is he voting for?? He endorses Donald Trump!! Is that good????


QUESTION: Can he STILL WIN??? Kanye West has a lot of ground to make up, but check out his first ad for his PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN!!! (Is he on the ballot?)


QUESTION: Did you think 2020 couldn’t get any WEIRDER?? Now they’ve got a new way to give a colonoscopy!! It’s a ROBOT that sticks its arm “UP THERE!” No thanks!!


QUESTION: Wait.. did 2020 just get a lot COOLER?? A Canadian has invented the world’s first functioning, retractable LIGHT SABER!! It cuts through steel!!!!!!!!!!!
Canadian James Hobson, known as 'the Hacksmith', has a following of ten million subscribers and works on turning popular science fiction items into a reality. He claims to have built 'the world's first, retractable, plasma-based lightsaber'

Meghan and Harry Share Special Moments With Archie

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry say they’ve shared some “special moments” with their son, Archie, at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.  They discussed some of their son’s recent milestones during a conversation with activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai.  Markle and Harry spoke to Yousafzai via Zoom Sunday on International Day of the Girl. The trio discussed the importance of education for girls, with Markle saying she also prioritizes education for Archie, 17 months.  “To be able to raise our son in a way where everything about his nourishment is in terms of educational substance, and how you can learn and how you can grow,” she said. “You know, having the privilege of being able to go to school is something that, I think, oftentimes is taken for granted.”  Markle and Harry said they’ve stayed busy during the COVID-19 lockdown but have also spent a lot of quality time as a family.  “We were both there for his first steps,” Harry shared. “His first run, his first fall, his first everything,” Harry said.  “And it’s just fantastic, because I think in so many ways we are fortunate to be able to have this time to watch him grow,” Markle added. “So it’s been a lot of good family time.”
*******Prince Charles remembered the first time HE fell down.. he was 2 years old, and got into his mother’s gin!!
******It’s nice to be rich… that’s what they’re saying!!
*****We’ve also had some good family time.. like, wondering how we’re gonna pay our rent!!

90210 Alums Honor Luke Perry

Sunday would have been Luke Perry’s 54th birthday.  In celebration of the late actor’s special day, his former castmates from “Beverly Hills, 90210” paid tribute to him on social media.  He played Dylan McKay on the teen drama series from 1990-95 and again from 1998 until 2000.  “Happy Birthday brother!! Love You,” Brian Austin Green wrote on Instagram along with a throwback photo from when they were younger.  Tori Spelling said, “Lazy Sunday with family… some downtime today gives me a pause for reflection. Grateful to my family and extended family. Loving on them hard right now. And, doesn’t feel right not to mention that today is our brother Luke’s bday.”  “Thinking about him and missing him. But, that’s everyday. So grateful he got to meet my littlest Beau and snuggle him when he was a babe,” she added.   Jennie Garth posted a simple black-and-white photo of the two of them. “Forever in my heart,” she said.  Perry died March 4, 2019, after suffering a severe stroke. He was 52 years old.
*********Hey, we don’t get a birthday like that.. and we’re still ALIVE!!

Robert Pattinson Back On The Batman Set

Robert Pattinson was spotted filming a scene for “The Batman” for the first time since production was shut down due to a COVID-19 infection, MailOnline reported. Filming officially resumed on Sept. 17, after halting production for two weeks when somebody involved with the movie, who was said to be Pattinson, tested positive for the coronavirus.  But on Monday he was spotted outside St. George’s Hall in Liverpool, England, filming a funeral scene. It was the first time the British actor has been seen outside in character. Warner Bros. also had about 100 extras on hand for the sequence, which has jarred some insiders given the UK’s recent spike in coronavirus cases.  “Quite a few of us are surprised, to say the least, that around 100 people based in a film studio in Hertfordshire are being asked to go to a high risk area in the North West,” a source told MailOnline. “However, to be fair to the production company, they do test for coronavirus.”
******The movie’s new title is “Batman Vs. Superspreader!!!”
*******Remember, he IS a bat… so he already had the virus!!
******Was the funeral scene, HIS funeral???

Jennifer Aniston Shares New Puppy

On Sunday, Jennifer Aniston introduced her 35.7 million Instagram followers to the new addition, Lord Chesterfield.  “Hi! I’d like to introduce to you the newest member of our family…. this is (a very tired) Lord Chesterfield,” Aniston gushed. “He stole my heart immediately.”  In the clip, Aniston is heard whispering, “Chesterfield, have you fallen asleep with your bone in your mouth? I think you have.”  Aniston, already a proud dog mom, also gave a special shoutout to the Wagmor Pet Hotel & Rescue Spa in Studio City, California.  “A HUGE thank you to @wagmorpets for the incredible work you do. Grateful you take such great care of these rescues and find them their forever home,” Aniston wrote.  See the pic HERE.
*******Now that Meghan is a duchess, everybody wants to be royalty!!
*****A lot of Americans are getting in the act: Sir Mixalot, Count Chocula, Burger King, Queen Latifah…
******She should introduce Lord Chesterfield to Lady Gaga!!!

NCIS Stars Sue CBS Over Filming Mix-Up

Two actors involved in an NCIS: New Orleans robbery scene are suing CBS for misleading them into shooting the realistic moment. According to TMZ, they claim that CBS orchestrated the “guerilla-style” heist scene without obtaining proper permits or giving warning to neighbors, and as a result, police arrived and pointed guns at them. TMZ reports that the two actors, as well as the owner of a New Orleans jewelry store, claim they were approached by NCIS producers in October 2017 about participating in a scene involving an armed robbery. The men allege that they agreed to participate in the shoot, which took place in a crowded shopping center, under the assumption that it would be a “traditional television shoot” operating with the necessary permits and safety protocols. However, they claim that that did not turn out to be the case, and they are suing CBS for failing to notify neighbors and local authorities about the fictional robbery.  According to the lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles, the scene in question involved the actors jumping out of an unmarked van in ski masks with fake assault rifles. As part of the scene, they yelled, “This is a robbery!,” at which point a neighboring store owner allegedly called 911. The men claim that when police arrived, they drew their weapons, and they allege that had they not immediately complied, they could have been killed.
********CBS planned it that way.. because “you can always get more actors,” but you can’t buy that kind of publicity!!
*******So, which episode is it in?? ‘Cause we gotta see that!!
******They might have thought, “Look! Realistic cops!! Let’s pretend to shoot it out!!”

Phil Collins Wants To Evict His Ex-Wife

Phil Collins is reportedly taking steps to evict ex-wife Orianne from his Florida mansion.  He originally split from her in 2006 after six years of marriage, and the two reconciled 10 years later, entering a relationship again after she divorced investment banker Charles Mejjati. Collins reportedly paid Orianne, a jewelry designer, $46.68 million in their 2008 divorce.  Now, TMZ reports, Collins and Orianne — who share sons Nicholas, 19, and Matthew, 15 — have called it quits again, and she allegedly refuses to vacate their home.  The outlet claims Orianne married another man in August after telling Collins she was taking a business trip to Las Vegas. Citing sources close to the musician, TMZ said Collins gave Orianne until Friday afternoon to pack her bags and leave, but she refused and allegedly threatened him to renegotiate their divorce settlement. The outlet also reported that Collins intends to file an eviction lawsuit this week.
*******If she marries another guy, isn’t that the end of the relationship??? Just askin’!!
*******How did she break it to him?? “I’m leavin’… but I’m stayin’!!!”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Halle Berry Playing Footsie With Van Hunt!-(National Enquirer)

Halle Berry has stopped being coy about the man she’s been playing footsie with-it’s Van Hunt!  Halle, 54, confirmed she’s seeing Hunt, 50, by posting a photo of herself wearing a T-shirt with the singer’s logo!  “Now ya know,” she wrote.  In July, when she captioned a photo of two entwined pairs of feet with “Sunday, funday,” she didn’t mention she was with the “Dust” crooner!

Gaga Lost Fame Game-(Globe)

Pop singer Lady Gaga claims superstardom helped feed her deep, dark depression.  “I used to wake up every day and remember I was Lady Gaga-and then I would get depressed.  I didn’t want to be myself,” says the 34-year-old songbird.  Terrified to leave the house, the “Rain On Me” superstar reveals she was often “catatonic” and says she’d sit outside and spend hours “chain-smoking and crying.”  However, she has since bounced back.

On Her Side-(Us Weekly)

Brad Pitt’s love Nicole Poturalski, 27, shocked fans when she shot down a social media troll who accused her of hating his ex Angelina Jolie, but the actor, 56, “wasn’t angry,” says a source.  “For it to become this thing that suddenly everyone was talking about should’ve been surprising to Brad.”  But he isn’t letting the drama get him down.  “Brad’s [glad] that he’s found someone that makes him feel loved,” says the source, noting that he’s “realistic” about his long-distance romance with the married German model.  “They make each other happy and it’s an arrangement that’s working for them.”

More From Homeless To Millionaires!-(Star)

Jennifer Lopez-

The 51-year-old just unloaded her Malibu mansion for $6.8 million, but months before her big break in 1991, she was kicked out of the only home she knew.  “My mom and I butted heads.  I didn’t want to go to college.  I wanted to try dance full-time,” the Bronx-born star later said.  “So she and I had a break.  I started sleeping on the sofa in the dance studio.  I was homeless.”  Not for long:  Now worth a reported $400 million, she was soon cast as a Fly Girl dancer on in Living Color.

Nicole & Thom:  Talking Marriage-(Life & Style)

She wants to stick wit’ him forever!  Nicole Scherzinger and Thom Evans have been dating for less than a year, but according to a source, the Pussycat Dolls singer, 42, has already brought up tying the knot with the former rugby player, 35.  The couple first met in late 2019 when he competed on the U.K.’s X Factor:  Celebrity, though things didn’t turn romantic until after filming wrapped, when Nicole and Thom were spotted getting cozy at a London bar.  “They were going to wait until the pandemic is over but are so in love, no one would be shocked if it happens sooner,” spills a source.  “Thom has been looking at engagement rings.  There’s no doubt in his mind that Nicole is the one.”

Meghan Fox & Machine Gun Kelly:  Getting Serious-(People)

On Sept. 23 the rapper, 30, said, “I didn’t know what [love] was” until meeting the actress, 34, while filming the thriller Midnight in the Switchgrass.  The pair made their romance public in May.

Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“I hosted the virtual Emmys, and we did learn a lot from the winners at home.  We saw Julia Garner from Ozark almost forget to thank her husband even though he was six inches away from her in a red silk bathrobe.”-Jimmy Kimmel.

“Amazon has launched an invite-only section of its site called Luxury Stores.  It’s about time you can order a designer dress that comes in the same box as your Ragu sauce and Lucky Charms.”-Jimmy Fallon.

“This year is so depressing I might start The Handmaid’s Tale as an escape.”-Sam Morril.

“McDonald’s is selling a 3-foot chicken nugget body pillow that looks wildly realistic-and is more nutritious!”-Paul Lander.



Juggling Record

An Idaho man showed off his coordination and broke a Guinness World Record when he sliced through 40 thrown crab apples while juggling three knives.  David Rush, who has broken more than 150 Guinness records to promote STEM education, enlisted the help of neighbor Jonathan Hannon to take on the record for most apples sliced in 1 minute while juggling knives (team of two).  The pair had to beat the goal of 36, which was set by Josh and Cassie Horton on the set of Live with Kelly and Ryan in 2018.  Rush, who has been juggling since 2004, said it took 1 1/2 years of “casual training” and several weeks of “serious preparation” to get to the point where he could take on the record.  Hannon threw 41 crab apples in the 1 minute time period, and Rush sliced through all but one, setting the new record at 40.  See the video HERE.
********This skill is sure to come in handy.. we just can’t think of where that might be!!
******We’re not even sure this is a record in the Guinness Book of Records!! Doesn’t smell right!!

Crane Crashes Thru Roof

Firefighters in Florida said no one was inside a Fort Lauderdale home when a crane moving a shed into a neighbor’s yard collapsed and fell through the roof.  Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue said the crane was moving a shed into a neighbor’s back yard when it toppled over for unknown reasons just before noon Friday.  Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan said the family who lives in the home was away on vacation at the time of the incident and firefighters rescued dogs and cats from inside the house.  “In most of the living area — the kitchen, living room and dining room — the roof just completely collapsed into the living space. You know, we’re so very fortunate that nobody was inside this residence when it took place,” Gollan told WPLG-TV.  See the pic HERE.
********The neighbor decided not to see anything! When the family comes back, maybe they won’t notice!!
*******We always wonder about those cranes! Do you need training to operate ’em???
******Make a note!! This story will come up when you search “Florida Man, October 11!”

Baby Born On Flight

A passenger has given birth prematurely to a baby boy on a flight in India.  Flight attendants helped deliver the infant who “cried mid-air” on Wednesday night’s IndiGo flight from Delhi to Bengaluru.  In a statement, the airline confirmed the new arrival was a baby boy.  The crew were praised for their “amazing team work” and were assisted by a senior gynaecologist who was serendipitously on the flight.  “Was on @IndiGo6E 6E 122 flight to BLR, woman gives birth mid-indiair, amazing team work of indigo flight attendants,” tweeted fellow passenger Prabhu Stavarmath. “They setup a hospital in minutes and the new born cried mid-air. Dr Shailaja Vallabhani was fortunately on this flight!  “Thank you God and entire @IndiGo6E crew.”
********In the tradition of naming babies for where they were born, the child’s name is “26D!!!”
******After she gave birth, the mother was offered water, juice and a fruit plate for $15.99!!!
*****As they were deplaning, the parents were asked to reimburse the airline for an extra ticket!!







5 Flu And COVID-19 Myths People Need To Stop Believing

Huffington Post

Myth: The flu won’t be a problem because we’re wearing masks.

Doctors “are hoping — but not betting on — a lighter influenza season this year as people practice physical distancing, mask wearing and better hand hygiene,” said Dr. Timothy Laird, interim chief medical officer of Health First Medical Group.

Sometimes you can do just about everything right — mask up, maintain social distance, wash your hands — and still catch a virus. Which is why layering preventive measures is so important. People can get the flu by touching surfaces or objects that have been contaminated with flu viruses (which is also true with COVID-19, although that isn’t the primary mode of transmission).

“Everything we’re doing reduces risk,” said Dr. Aaron Milstone, an epidemiologist and professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Medicine. “It doesn’t make risk zero.”

(But mask skeptics, take note: This doesn’t mean you should leave your face covering at home. Experts overwhelmingly agree wearing a mask is far better than nothing for reducing transmission.)


Myth: The flu vaccine could make you sick, weak or more vulnerable to COVID-19.

The persistent claim that the flu vaccine can give you the flu just is not true, experts say. However, you could develop a flulike reaction to the vaccine (including muscle aches and fever) as your body produces antibodies.

“You may get a sore arm, maybe even feel a bit achy or have a low grade fever or scratchy throat,” Laird said. “But that’s not an illness, that is a side effect experienced by a small number of people with nearly any vaccination.”

There are a few other possibilities for why you might get sick after vaccination: You could catch the flu in the two-week window between getting your shot and when it takes effect. Or you could get sick if you’re exposed to a flu virus that isn’t a good match with those used in this year’s vaccine.

But the vaccine itself will not give you an illness. That’s a key misconception to clear up now for anyone who is reluctant to get vaccinated over concerns the shot will make them sick and weaken their immune system amid a pandemic, making them more vulnerable to COVID-19. It won’t.

On the other hand, it is possible to get both COVID-19 and the flu at the same time, which could be “catastrophic” to the immune system, some experts warn. So getting a flu shot is particularly important.


Myth: The flu vaccine could “mess” with a COVID-19 vaccine.

If a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available during flu season, after you have already received your flu shot, “there should be no problem getting a subsequent vaccine any time this winter,” Milstone said.

“We give vaccines together all the time,” he explained. “The only time we sometimes worry about separating vaccines with a little bit of time is when we give a live viral vaccine.”

For example, doctors might space out other vaccinations around the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, so patients get the full immune response. But all the injectable flu vaccines currently available right now are not live vaccines, Milstone said, so it shouldn’t be a concern.


Myth: COVID-19 and the flu are essentially the same.

Despite President Donald Trump’s continued assertions that the flu and COVID-19 are so similar they are basically the same, that absolutely isn’t true.

It’s not true in terms of the effect on the body; it’s not true in terms of how long people are contagious or how contagious the various viruses are; and it’s not even true in terms of who tends to get really sick.

“There’s a difference epidemiologically,” Milstone said.

It’s also not true for death counts. Approximately 34,000 people died in the U.S. during the 2018-2019 flu season, which really picked up in November and pretty much wound down in February. By contrast, more than 211,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. in the last seven months. And unlike the flu, which tends to strike in the winter, COVID-19 cases surged all summer long.

Distinguishing the difference has implications for everything ― from how doctors might watch for more serious developments to how long someone needs to quarantine and how people who’ve come into contact with a sick individual should behave.

Which brings us to …


Myth: If I were to get sick, I would manage COVID-19 and the flu in the same way.

There is definitely significant overlap in the symptoms of COVID-19 and influenza, like fever, chills, fatigue and cough. They are also both highly contagious respiratory viruses. So in some ways, yes, a person who becomes ill with the flu might behave pretty much the same as a person who becomes ill with COVID-19.

“There are a few common principles to keep in mind. First, you are contagious,” Laird said. “Protect others. Wear a mask if around them. Everyone should practice excellent hand hygiene, and you should isolate yourself as much as possible. Secondly, hydrate and rest.”

But knowing which particular virus you have will likely change how you proceed beyond that. Researchers are still grappling with exactly how long someone can spread COVID-19, but they believe the period of contagiousness is longer than with the flu. With the flu, people are generally cleared to head back into the world once they’ve been fever-free for 24 hours; with COVID-19 it’s at least 10 days since symptoms appeared and the individual has been fever-free for at least 24 hours.

That’s one reason why doctors, like Milstone, are advocating that people who develop symptoms be particularly diligent about getting tested this season.

“I think most people are going to need to get a test result to know: When can I safely return to work, school, daycare, etcetera,” Milstone 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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