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Born on this day!! Actor-comedian John Cleese is 81. Country singer Lee Greenwood is 78. Director Ivan Reitman is 74. Country singer-guitarist Jack Daniels (Highway 101) is 71. Bassist Garry Tallent of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is 71. Author Fran Lebowitz is 70. Guitarist K.K. Downing (Judas Priest) is 69. TV personality Jayne Kennedy is 69. Actor-director Roberto Benigni (buh-NEE’-nee) (“Life Is Beautiful”) is 68. Actor Peter Firth (“That’s Life”) is 67. Actor Robert Picardo (“The Wonder Years,” ″China Beach”) is 67. Singer Simon LeBon of Duran Duran is 62. Keyboardist J.D. McFadden (Sixpence None the Richer, The Mavericks) is 56. Drummer Jason Finn of Presidents of the United States of America is 53. Actor Sean Holland (Film and TV “Clueless”) is 52. Actor Channon Roe (“Murder in the First”) is 51. Actor Sheeri Rappaport (“CSI,” ″NYPD Blue”) is 43. TV personality Kelly Osbourne is 36. Actor Bryan Craig (“General Hospital”) is 29. Actor Troy Gentile (“The Goldbergs”) is 27.


1787 – The first of the Federalist Papers, which called for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, was published.
1904 – New York City’s first rapid transit subway, the IRT, opened.
1938 – Du Pont announced that it would name its new synthetic yarn nylon.
1978 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their work toward a Middle East accord.
1997 – The Dow Jones industrial average fell 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down.
2004 – After an 86 year wait, the Boston Red Sox finally captured a World Series trophy.

Today Is: Black Cat Day, Cranky Co-workers Day, Navy Day, World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – The Price Is Right  /  9:00 – Let’s Make A Deal  /  10:00 – The FBI Declassified
NBC – 8:00  – The Voice  / 9:00 – This Is Us  /  10:00 – This Is Us
ABC – 8:00 –  The Bachelorette /  10:00 – The Conners   /  10:30 – Blackish
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: Anne Hathaway, H.E.R.
Jimmy Fallon: Shawn Mendes, Tig Notaro
Stephen Colbert: Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Sarah Cooper
Seth Meyers: Natalie Portman, Cindy McCain
James Corden: Billy Porter, David Byrne, Kane Brown
Lilly Singh: Tyler Perry (R 11/12/19)
Conan: TBA
Watch What Happens Live: Wynonna Judd, Diplo
The View: Jon Meacham, guest co-host Bari Weiss
The Talk: Wayne Brady
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jimmy Fallon, Jessica Capshaw, Hugh McMahon
Ellen DeGeneres: Justin Hartley, Keith Barry
Wendy Williams: James Van Der Beek
The Real: Sterling K. Brown, DC Young Fly, Chuey Chu
Kelly Clarkson: Meghan Trainor, Glenn Howerton
Tamron Hall: Modern dating tips for singles of all ages
Drew Barrymore: Stanley Tucci, Noah Schnapp

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

QUESTION: Want something ELSE to worry about?? New study says DIET COKE is just as bad for you as regular Coke, and both increase chance of heart attack!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Is this a MC FAIL?? Woman accidentally orders burger with no buns, patty, onion, pickle or mustard?? What did she get?? TWO KETCHUP PACKETS!!!!!


QUESTION: Who is “LIL PUMP,” and why is he endorsing the “BIG TRUMP???” Turns out he’s a rapper, and like 50 Cent, it’s ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Why is this road rage incident in the Hamptons different from any other??? Because the perp is MERYL STREEP’S NEPHEW!!! And he CAN’T FIGHT!!


QUESTION: Ready for the weirdest conspiracy theory of 2020?? It’s the “FAKE MELANIA” theory!!! Was that REALLY the First Lady with Trump at his weekend rallies??
Donald Trump

Shaq Gets New Animated Series 

Shaquille O’Neal has landed a new animated kids series.  Genius Brands said in a press release that he will star in and executive produce the action-adventure comedy Shaq’s Garagefor Kartoon Channel!  Shaq’s Garage will follow the secret adventures of an extraordinary collection of animated cars, trucks and automobiles. Each vehicle has unique attributes, intellects and skills, including musical stylings, Shaq Fu and the mastery of the ultra-secret language of Shaqanese.  “Whether in Sheijing on a secret mission or visiting an ancient shrine in the lost city of Shaqmandu, each story will be as special as the vehicles and Shaquille himself,” an official synopsis reads.  Genius Brands CEO Andy Heyward said the storylines and vehicle designs are inspired by Toy Story, Tony Stark and 007. O’Neal will voice the lead vehicle, a semi truck named Big Diesel.
********We thought “Big Diesel” was Rosie O’Donnell’s nickname!!
******Just a guess.. is the theme song “Love Shaq??”
******Shaq loves cars so much.. he might be a redneck!!!!

Ozzy almost Joined Van Halen 

Ozzy Osbourne could have been a member of Van Halen.  He revealed in a recent episode of his SiriusXM show, “Ozzy Speaks” that the late Eddie Van Halen once asked him to join his band.  Despite turning down the offer, he spoke highly about the artistry of the late rocker Van Halen.   “[Van Halen] phoned me up one time and asked me if I wanted to sing in his band – way after Sammy [Hagar],” Osbourne said to his radio show co-host Billy Morrison. “I think he was a bit drunk.” “We’ve all done one of them – calling at 4 o’clock in the morning, going, I got a great idea,” he added with jokingly slurred speech. Morrison responded, “None of the great ideas at 4 [a.m.] are any good.’  “My bad ideas got me into rehab,” Osbourne admitted.  He then touched on Van Halen’s legacy.  “You think you’ve seen it all, and then out of the blue someone comes out with such a revolutionized way of playing,” he said.  Osbourne added: “To watch Eddie play was, like – his hands would turn into a spider. He was remarkable. He always made it look like it was so easy.”
*********Actually, Ozzy was on acid when he saw Eddie’s hands turn into a spider!!
*******We’ve seen Van Halen party!! Ozzy was the last guy they needed!!!
*******We had Van Halen, then Van Hagar… we almost had “Bat Halen!!!”

Felicity Huffman Completes Her Sentence 

Felicity Huffman has completed her full sentence following her conviction in the college admissions scandal case.  In May, she pleaded guilty to participating in the scandal by paying a proctor to correct answers on her daughter’s SAT exam.  Since then, she served a brief sentence in jail and engaged in community service while under supervised release. The Oscar nominee has completed the sentence, a rep confirmed to People magazine.  She served 11 days in prison after being sentenced to 14. She also was sentenced to 250 hours of community service.  Also involved with the scandal was actress Lori Loughlin and her designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, who recently pleaded guilty as well.  Loughlin will serve two months in jail, pay a $150,000 fine, participate in 100 hours of community service and undergo two years of supervised release.  Giannulli will serve five months in prison, pay a $250,000 fine with two years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service.  They have been ordered to report to jail on Nov. 19th.
******Their personal assistants have put it on their schedules!!
*****You don’t understand.. that’s two moths with NO MAKEUP!!!
*******Her husband asked to stay in longer so he didn’t have to hear about it!!!
******Felicity’s “community service” was doing a citizen’s patrol of Rodeo Drive!!

Wendy Williams Addresses Her Viewers 

Wendy Williams addressed her co-hosts’ concerns after DJ Boof suggested that the daytime talk show host might no longer be sober.  “I always say I love you for watching ‘cause I really, really do. I come here every day and I try to do the best that I can for you,” she said during her show on Monday. “I appreciate you watching, but even after all of these years, it’s still work. An effort put in for the hour I’m out here, you know? I guess every day is not perfect, but I’m not a perfectionist. I’m not perfect.”  She continued, “I do appreciate you putting in the effort to watch us, and I love entertaining you. You know? It’s not easy. It is not easy, you’re a tough crowd.”  Williams didn’t provide a specific reason for her erratic behavior on Friday’s show, where she took long pauses, slurred her words and mispronounced people’s names. Boof, who was replaced by DJ Suss One, claimed afterward that “Wendy Williams Show” staffers are too “afraid to speak up” because they fear getting fired.
********Wendy’s working her way up to another ratings-grabbing breakdown!!
******It’s catching on… Ellen started slurring her words this week!! 

Harvey Weinstein Gives Up On Bail 

Harvey Weinstein has given up any hope of getting out of prison on bail, his lawyers say, but still thinks he’ll win an appeal, which he wants to be “the Sistine Chapel of appeals.”  Weinstein’s legal reps began building his appeal in February, after the disgraced honcho was convicted on rape charges. But the appeal was delayed by the pandemic.  Now Weinstein’s attorney, Arthur Aidala of Aidala Bertuna & Kamins, tells Page Six he expects the appeal to be filed by the end of this year.  Weinstein just lost a bid to be released on $2 million bail pending appeal. “He’s come to grips with the reality of the situation,” Aidala told us.  But Weinstein is still “pretty optimistic — having lived through the trial and seen all the legal improprieties — that he’s going to be successful on appeal,” said the attorney.
******Where can he run?? He’s committed felonies on every continent!!
******A lot of ficus plants just breathed a sigh of relief!!
*****Harvey is a dirtbag.. and he’s a producer. But we repeat ourselves!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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It’s Superbad For Jonah Hill & Gianna Santos:  Splitsville-(National Enquirer)

Shape-shifting “Why Him?” star Jonah Hill, 36, and fiancée of more than a year Gianna Santos, 31, have said “I don’t” to each other-the couple has parted ways!  Jonah was first spotted with New York native Gianna, a content manager at a Los Angeles beauty company, in August 2018.  Insiders said the Oscar-nominated actor is taking the high road-the two are remaining pals.

Cruel Cosby Axed Pregnant Lisa Bonet-(Globe)

Shocking blast from the past!  Convicted sex offender Bill Cosby cruelly kicked his TV daughter Lisa Bonet to the curb after finding out she was having a baby!  In his new memoir “Let Love Rule,” Lisa’s ex-husband, musician Lenny Kravitz, claims “The Cosby Show” patriarch saw bright red over the impending stork surprise, knocking the knocked-up star right off the family show’s spinoff, “A Different World.”  “Lisa Bonet is pregnant,” Lenny claims bully Bill declared, adding:  “but Denise Huxtable is not.”  He says Bill, however, did allow Lisa, now 52, to return to “The Cosby Show” after their daughter, 31-year-old actress Zoe Kravitz, was born.  “But from then on, her relationship with Bill was tense and ultimately untenable,” he writes.  Lisa finally bolted from the cast in 1991-and spitefully wasn’t invited back for the show’s farewell finale a year later!

Shay & John:  Off the Market-(Us Weekly)

Congratulations are in order for John Cena and Shay Shariatzadeh!  The super low-key pair, who were first linked in March 2019, secretly tied the knot in Tampa, Fla., on Oct. 12.  Friends of the pro wrestler, 43, have known for a while now that Shariatzadeh, 30, might be the one.  “They look incredible together,” Cena’s pal and fellow WWE Superstar Seth Rollins said earlier this year.  “I have not seen him this happy in a long time.”

Holidays From Hell!-(Star)

An ongoing custody battle puts Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s kids in the middle.  Thanksgiving is going to be tricky for a lot of families this year, what with travel restrictions and social distancing-not to mention the usual drama when kinfolk gather around the table.  And, as the holiday season starts ramping up, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s brood will be like many kids of divorce:  squarely stuck in the middle of their battling parents.  “Angelina is fighting to take them all away on either Thanksgiving or Christmas,” an insider says.  “Meanwhile, Brad wants the kids to spend time with him and his folks in Missouri-which Angie refuses to agree to.”

More Castle Cash-Outs:  Pierce Brosnan-(Life & Style)

$100 Million-

Visitors to the Malibu estate Pierce, 67, listed in September are likely left shaken and stirred.  The Bond star’s property boasts two massive houses, plus an oceanfront backyard with several glass-enclosed dining areas, a saltwater pool-and its very own private beach.  “Locals joke that Pierce lives in a shack,” dishes an insider.  “The place is jaw-dropping.”


“Every time I kiss McConaughey, I mean, it’s like there’s just something happening, and there’s, like, snot or wind.”-Kate Hudson, on smooching frequent costar Matthew McConaughey onscreen.

“My mom would enter me into pageants….so I could sing in the talent portion.  But then you would have to also do the evening wear.”-Blake Shelton, on his early performances.

“One of the first things she said to me was ‘You’re gonna win anther Oscar, for playing me, right?’”-Jennifer Hudson, on the late Aretha Franklin, whom she portrays in Respect.

Winner of the Week-(In Touch)

Dexter Fans

-Michael C. Hall is returning for a limited-series reboot of the popular Showtime drama, which ran from 2006 to 2013.



Bees Record 

A Chinese daredevil achieved a Guinness World Record when his body was covered in more than 140 pounds of living bees.  Ruan Liangming had multiple buckets filled with bees dumped over his head in Yichun City, Jiangxi Province, to get the insects to settle on his body.  His bees weighed 140 pounds, 6.95 ounces.  The congregation of insects was enough to earn him the world record for heaviest mantle of bees.  See the video HERE.
*******He won a box of Honey Nut Cheerios!!
******His friends were all buzzing about his record!!
******One drawback.. a bad case of hives!!!

Guy Modifies His Body 

A German man set a Guinness World Record for most body modifications — and he says he isn’t finished altering his body.  Rolf Buchholz said his enthusiasm for body modification didn’t awaken until he got his first tattoo at age 40, but he soon became addicted and now has 516 body modifications, including tattoos, piercings and subdermal implants.  Buchholz previously set the world record for most piercings when they were officially counted at 453 — including 158 around his lips alone.  Buchholz said he has added more body modifications since they were officially counted at 516, and he is still considering further modifications.  See the video HERE.
*******Good luck getting through the metal detector!!!
*******We tried to have our body modified… but doctors won’t mess with perfection!!
TOPIC: Aside from dentistry, have you had any part of your body modified?? Are breast augmentations the #1 modification?

Guy Invents Touchless Pinball Machines 

A Seattle arcade closed for eight months due to the COVID-19 pandemic invented a new feature to bring back customers still concerned about spreading the virus: touchless pinball machines.  Add-a-Ball Amusements in the Fremont neighborhood closed its doors in early March to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, and co-owner Brad Johnsen said employees started discussing possibilities to resume gaming before the business reopened its doors this week.  “Our genius employee, Alex…AKA Sleepy…came up with the idea of putting pedals on a pinball machine. Using all foot operated controls,” Johnsen told KING-TV.  He said employees worked on the idea for two days before revealing a prototype pinball machine modification operated completely by foot pedals.  The business reopened this week at 50 percent capacity, in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, and the touchless pinball machines were revealed to the public.  See the video HERE.
********Somewhere, Pete Townsend is weeping!!

Burglar Leaves His Info At The Scene 

burglar who left behind a rucksack containing his name and address at the scene of a crime has been jailed for four years.  Malcolm Pyke broke into a garage in East Herrington, Sunderland, and stole cleaning equipment in March.  As he was making his getaway, he accidentally left behind a bag which contained letters bearing both his name and address.  This information helped lead police officers to his home, where the stolen equipment had been left out in the open.  Detective Sergeant Chris Raper-Smith said: “Malcolm Pyke is a prolific thief who has consistently proven a disregard for the law and the welfare of others.  “Unfortunately for him, his latest offence which was fairly unsophisticated saw him leave behind a number of personal items which directed officers straight to his front door”.  The stolen equipment has been returned to its rightful owner.
**********There is no IQ test to become a criminal!!!
*******This reinforces our theory that smart criminals rarely get busted!!
*******He should get time off for assisting the cops!!!








The Most Popular Baby Names Of The Last 100 Years 

Here are the top 100 names for boys and girls born from 1920 to 2019. 


  1. Mary 
  2. Patricia 
  3. Jennifer 
  4. Linda 
  5. Elizabeth 
  6. Barbara 
  7. Susan 
  8. Jessica 
  9. Sarah 
  10. Karen 
  11. Nancy 
  12. Lisa 
  13. Margaret 
  14. Betty 
  15. Sandra 
  16. Ashley 
  17. Dorothy 
  18. Kimberly 
  19. Emily 
  20. Donna 
  21. Michelle 
  22. Carol 
  23. Amanda 
  24. Melissa 
  25. Deborah 
  26. Stephanie 
  27. Rebecca 
  28. Laura 
  29. Sharon 
  30. Cynthia 
  31. Kathleen 
  32. Amy 
  33. Shirley 
  34. Angela 
  35. Helen 
  36. Anna 
  37. Brenda 
  38. Pamela 
  39. Nicole 
  40. Samantha 
  41. Katherine 
  42. Emma 
  43. Ruth 
  44. Christine 
  45. Catherine 
  46. Debra 
  47. Rachel 
  48. Carolyn 
  49. Janet 
  50. Virginia 
  51. Maria 
  52. Heather 
  53. Diane 
  54. Julie 
  55. Joyce 
  56. Victoria 
  57. Kelly 
  58. Christina 
  59. Lauren 
  60. Joan 
  61. Evelyn 
  62. Olivia 
  63. Judith 
  64. Megan 
  65. Cheryl 
  66. Martha 
  67. Andrea 
  68. Frances 
  69. Hannah 
  70. Jacqueline 
  71. Ann 
  72. Gloria 
  73. Jean 
  74. Kathryn 
  75. Alice 
  76. Teresa 
  77. Sara 
  78. Janice 
  79. Doris 
  80. Madison 
  81. Julia 
  82. Grace 
  83. Judy 
  84. Abigail 
  85. Marie 
  86. Denise 
  87. Beverly 
  88. Amber 
  89. Theresa 
  90. Marilyn 
  91. Danielle 
  92. Diana 
  93. Brittany 
  94. Natalie 
  95. Sophia 
  96. Rose 
  97. Isabella 
  98. Alexis 
  99. Kayla 
  100. Charlotte 



  1. James 
  2. John 
  3. Robert 
  4. Michael 
  5. William 
  6. David 
  7. Richard 
  8. Joseph 
  9. Thomas 
  10. Charles 
  11. Christopher 
  12. Daniel 
  13. Matthew 
  14. Anthony 
  15. Donald 
  16. Mark 
  17. Paul 
  18. Steven 
  19. Andrew 
  20. Kenneth 
  21. Joshua 
  22. Kevin 
  23. Brian 
  24. George 
  25. Edward 
  26. Ronald 
  27. Timothy 
  28. Jason 
  29. Jeffrey 
  30. Ryan 
  31. Jacob 
  32. Gary 
  33. Nicholas 
  34. Eric 
  35. Jonathan 
  36. Stephen 
  37. Larry 
  38. Justin 
  39. Scott 
  40. Brandon 
  41. Benjamin 
  42. Samuel 
  43. Frank 
  44. Gregory 
  45. Raymond 
  46. Alexander 
  47. Patrick 
  48. Jack 
  49. Dennis 
  50. Jerry 
  51. Tyler 
  52. Aaron 
  53. Jose 
  54. Henry 
  55. Adam 
  56. Douglas 
  57. Nathan 
  58. Peter 
  59. Zachary 
  60. Kyle 
  61. Walter 
  62. Harold 
  63. Jeremy 
  64. Ethan 
  65. Carl 
  66. Keith 
  67. Roger 
  68. Gerald 
  69. Christian 
  70. Terry 
  71. Sean 
  72. Arthur 
  73. Austin 
  74. Noah 
  75. Lawrence 
  76. Jesse 
  77. Joe 
  78. Bryan 
  79. Billy 
  80. Jordan 
  81. Albert 
  82. Dylan 
  83. Bruce 
  84. Willie 
  85. Gabriel 
  86. Alan 
  87. Juan 
  88. Logan 
  89. Wayne 
  90. Ralph 
  91. Roy 
  92. Eugene 
  93. Randy 
  94. Vincent 
  95. Russell 
  96. Louis 
  97. Philip 
  98. Bobby 
  99. Johnny 
  100. Bradley 


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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