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Born on this day!! Comedian Norm Crosby is 93. Actor Henry Darrow (“The High Chaparral”) is 87. Actor Tommy Lee Jones is 74. Movie director Oliver Stone is 74. Drummer Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger is 68. Actor Barry Shabaka Henley (“Bob Hearts Abishola”) is 66. Drummer Mitch Dorge of Crash Test Dummies is 60. Actor Danny Nucci (“The Fosters”) is 52. DJ Kay Gee (Naughty By Nature) is 51. Actor Josh Charles (“The Good Wife,” ″Sports Night”) is 49. Actor Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) is 43. Actor Marisa Ramirez (“Blue Bloods”) is 43. Guitarist Zach Filkins of OneRepublic is 42. Actor Dave Annable (“Brothers and Sisters”) is 41. Actor Amy Davidson (“8 Simple Rules”) is 41. TV personality Heidi Montag (“The Hills”) is 34. Actor Kate Mansi (“Days of Our Lives”) is 33.


1821 – Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador gained independence.
1789 – The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs changed its name to the Department of State.
1835 – Charles Darwin and the HMS Beagle reached the Galapagos Islands.
1917 – Alexander Kerensky proclaimed Russia a republic.
1935 – The Nuremberg Laws deprived Jews of their citizenship and made the Swastika the official emblem of Nazi Germany.
1963 – A church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, killed four young black girls.
1989 – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Penn Warren, the first poet laureate of the United States, died.
2004 – The National Hockey League lockout began. The 2004-2005 season would ultimately be canceled

Today Is: Felt Hat Day, Get Ready Day, Day, Greenpeace Day, International Day of Democracy, International Dot Day, IT Professionals Day, LGBT Center Awareness Day, National 8-Track Tape Day, National Cheese Toast Day, National On-line Learning Day, Tackle Kids Cancer Day, World Lymphoma Awareness Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Big Brother  /  9:00 – Love Island  /  10:00 – FBI: Most Wanted
NBC – 8:00  – America’s Got Talent  /  10:00 – Transplant
ABC – 8:00 –  Modern Family  /  8:30 – Modern Family  /  9:00 – Presidential Town Hall  /  10:00 – Match Game
FOX – 8:00 – Hell’s Kitchen  /  9:00 – Prodigal Son
CW – 8:00 –  Dead Pixels /  9:00 – Tell Me A Story

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: John David Washington, Snoh Aalegra, guest host Samuel L. Jackson (R 9/11/20)
Jimmy Fallon: Ewan McGregor, Willie & Bobbie Nelson, Kesha
Stephen Colbert: Janelle Monáe, Jacob Soboroff
Seth Meyers: Wendy Williams, Blake Griffin, Yola, Sonny Emory
James Corden: Rainn Wilson, Anthony Ramos
Lilly Singh: Adam Conover, Deon Cole (R 4/29/20)
Conan: Melissa Villaseñor
Watch What Happens Live: Jenna Bush Hager, Paris Hilton
The View: Pete Buttigieg, Chasten Buttigieg
The Talk: Regina King (R 10/16/19)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jimmy Kimmel, Michael Symon
Ellen DeGeneres: Matt Damon (R 11/11/19)
Wendy Williams: Kenya Moore (R 11/5/19)
The Real: Tina Lifford, Ne-Yo, Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche, guest co-host Tisha Campbell (R 11/26/19)
Kelly Clarkson: The most incredible connections, including Michael Ealy, Jason Derulo, Trevor Jackson, Kevin Hart, Garth Brooks
Drew Barrymore: Reese Witherspoon, Billy Eichner, Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James

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

QUESTION: Do you believe that LOOKS DON’T MATTER?? This person doesn’t!! She says, “That’s a BIG FAT LIE!!” Her name?? Hollywood legend SHARON STONE!


QUESTION: Want to celebrate Halloween but still maintain social distancing? This Japanese theme park has your answer! They’ve installed a “HAUNTED TOILET!!!!!”


QUESTION: Is someone raining on Carole Baskin’s parade?? Her missing husband’s family BOUGHT AN AD on “DWTS” asking for information on Don’s disappearance!!


QUESTION: Should he KICK HER TO THE CURB? Man is confused when his girlfriend storms out because he slept on the floor to COMFORT HIS DOG!! YOU decide!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Do women REALLY come from VENUS??? Scientists in Hawaii claim they’ve found traces of gas in Venus’s atmosphere that could indicate ALIEN LIFE!!!!!!
Traces of phosphine gas detected in the clouds above Venus, seen here in an image taken by NASA's Mariner 10 spacecraft ¿ could be an indication that the planet supports microbial life

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade To Be Held Virtually

The 94th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday.  De Blasio said that a live parade will not be taking place this year, but that a re-imagined parade still be available to watch on television and online.  “[Macy’s is] reinventing the event for this moment in history. And you will be able to feel the spirit and the joy of that day,” de Blasio said.  Macy’s will announce more details later today. The retailer announced in August that the Thanksgiving Day Parade would be redesigned, similar to the company’s annual Fourth of July celebration that also takes place in New York City.  “Following our successful, safe and innovative production of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, it is our intention to similarly re-imagine Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this November,” Macy’s website says.
********Why not rename it “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Protest?” Then you can have a huge crowd… no problem!!
*****Meanwhile, people in New York are begging this idiot: “Please enforce the law!!” His response: “Go ahead and leave. Other people will come.” Genius!!
*******They’ll hold the parade.. but they won’t tell you where it is!!
******Don’t tell the kids! Snoopy got the COVID!!
****Prediction: They’ll do it at racetrack somewhere!!

Rachael Ray Shows Off Burned Home

Rachael Ray appeared on Good Morning America Monday to discuss the fire that destroyed her New York home in August.  Her home in Lake Luzerne, north of Albany, caught fire due to an animal being burrowed inside her chimney. Rey, her husband John Cusimano, Rey’s mother and the couple’s dog made it out okay.  Ray said she was made aware that her roof was on fire from a stranger who was riding an ATV near her backyard.  “By the time I had gone upstairs to determine what we could save, I could hear the fire crackling through the walls and spreading through the building. And because of my work with the Denis Leary Firefighter Foundation and the training I’ve done over several years with actual first responders, I knew to leave immediately,” Ray said.  “I just can’t tell you how important it is to listen to your first responders,” she continued.
*******A chef that burned down her own house? Not a good look!!
*******What do you say when the flames come through the roof? “Dinner’s ready!!”
*******She likes her meat smoked!!!

Angelina Jolie Donates Big To Lemonade Stand

Angelina Jolie made an “extremely generous” donation to two 6-year-old boys who set up a lemonade stand fundraiser for Yemen amid its humanitarian crisis.  Although she never visited Ayaan Moosa and Mikaeel Ishaaq’s stand in London, England, she still showed her support.  The children posted a signed note on Instagram showing what they received from her.  “Dear Ayaan and Mikaeel, Thank you for what you and your friends are doing to help children in Yemen,” she wrote. “I’m sorry I’m not able to buy a lemonade from you, but I’d still like to make a donation to your stand.”  The two boys also posted a video thanking Jolie for the donation and offering a cup of lemonade to her the next time she’s in London. She plans to visit Ayaan and Mikaeel on her next trip, a source told People.  “9 weeks on from the initial fundraiser .. the lemonaid [sic] boys have received an extremely generous donation from Angelina Jolie along with this amazing card!” the two children wrote in a post on Instagram. “We are blown away!! One of the biggest stars in the world.”
*******Now Brad Pitt has to make a bigger donation!!!
*******We think Renee Zellweger has been there!! She looks like she’s sucking on a lemon!!

Kim Kardashian Will Make Your Zoom Face Look Great

Leave it to Kim Kardashian, who once made light-up LuMee phone cases an essential for selfie-takers everywhere — to find an affordable tool to make your Zoom calls look great.  She shared a photo of her desk setup during a “Sunday study session” on her Instagram Story, including the L3 LEDzign Zoomlite ($70) affixed to her open laptop. The tool comes in three different clip colors and lighting options: Warm White, Natural White and Daylight Blue.  “Best lighting for my zoom sessions,” Kardashian wrote of the Zoomlite, adding, “Not an ad! I just like it.”  It makes sense that she would trust this particular product; L3 LEDzign was created by Landon Hosto, the longtime lighting director for “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and its spinoff series.  Over the years, Hosto has designed lighting solutions for the famous family ranging from custom ring lights to illuminated makeup mirrors — “so their makeup light would match the same light as they shoot the show with,” as he explained on Instagram.
********This will be a best-seller!!
******Have YOU noticed that some people are getting their lighting just right on Zoom?? We have!!
TOPIC: The weirdest thing YOU’VE seen on a Zoom call???

Fresh Prince House On AirBnB

Will Smith has listed the iconic “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” mansion on Airbnb for the first time ever — and is offering fans the chance to chill out, max, relax all cool for only $30 a night.  “Ready for the freshest staycation ever? If this place looks familiar that’s because it’s just as fly as it was when I first rolled up the driveway. I’m back,” Smith wrote in the Airbnb listing. “And this time, I’m handing you the keys so you’ll have my wing of the mansion all to yourself — but my sneaker collection is off limits, aight?”  He worked with the owners of the Brentwood, California, home to rent out the property to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the hit ’90s sitcom that ran for six seasons on NBC.  The exterior was featured in the show while interior shots were all located on sets.  Guests will have access to a special wing of the mansion including “my bedroom (great for naps), a full bathroom (great for spitting bars in the shower), pool area (great for dips), an outdoor lounge, and the dining room (great for eating obviously),” Smith wrote in the post. “It’s your crib for the night, so feel free to act like you own the place.”
********They’ll be sorry!!
*******If they have a big “Do the Carlton Party,” the Brentwood cops will be there in a heartbeat!! 

Andy Dick Plays Joe Exotic

Comic Andy Dick will play Joe Exotic in his latest project — a “Tiger King” mockumentary called “Tiger Dick.”  It centers on Dick filming an Exotic biopic with himself in the lead role and as an “unstable version of himself between takes,” according to a release.  Footage from the project shows Dick as an outrageously spot-on Exotic, while also being a behind-the-scenes diva. His real-life comedy act collaborator Paris Dylan co-stars as Exotic’s tattooed, toothless former flame John Finlay. There are rumors that an ex-“SNL” star could make an appearance as Exotic’s nemesis Carole Baskin.  In April, pictures of Dick dressed as Exotic surfaced, though it was unclear why at the time. Nic Cage is starring in an Exotic biopic in development at Amazon, while Kate McKinnon is playing Baskin in a rival “Tiger King” series at NBC.
********We’ll wait for the official biopic!!
*******Andy Dick IS an “unstable version of himself!!”
*******There are more bios of Joe Exotic than there of Abraham Lincoln!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Payne Altar-Bound with Model Maya Liam Henry!-(National Enquirer)

Liam Payne, 27, and Maya Henry, 20, are headed in “one direction” together-marriage!  The former boy-band heartthrob popped the question to model and Texas heiress Maya over a $4 million-plus diamond engagement ring.  Liam, who shares three-year-old son Bear with his ex Cheryl Cole, first met Maya when the budding beauty was a 15-year-old fan of the “Stack It Up” singer.

Things You Don’t Know About:  Padma Lakshimi-(Globe)

Famous foodie Padma Lakshmi got her start as a fashion model but eventually turned to TV and has hosted 16 seasons of the hugely popular “Top Chef.”  This year, she launched the Hulu series “Taste the Nation,” which puts a spotlight on how international dishes have influenced American food culture.  Here are some things you don’t know about the 50-year-old beauty.

  1. She was born in India, but spent most of her childhood in New York City and California-and used the name Angelique until college.
  2. At 14, she was in a car accident that fractured her right hip, broke her right upper and arm and hand, and left her with a seven-inch scar between her elbow and shoulder.
  3. She began her modeling career while she was a college exchange student in Spain.
  4. In 2002, she appeared on “Star Trek: Enterprise” as haughty alien princess Kaitaama in the episode “Precious Cargo.”
  5. She had an on-again, off-again relationship with late billionaire Teddy Forstmann-who reportedly left her daughter, Krishna, a hefty trust fund rumored to be worth as much as $1.8 billion!

Hasta La Vista, Baby!-(Us Weekly)

Turning her back on La-La Land.

Renee Zellweger-

The native Texan loves her ranch in Topanga, Calif., says a source.  “It’s her paradise and reminds her of Texas, with its country charm and natural surroundings.”  It’s also far away from Hollywood’s party scene (Renee’s been sober for years), so she can “unwind by meditating, reading and writing.”  Though the star does enjoy time with her A-list pals, like Reese Witherspoon, Courteney Cox and Bradley Cooper she prefers to hang with her nonfamous friends.  “Industry talk isn’t her idea of fun.”

Dancing Queen?-(Star)

Get ready, all you cool cats and kittens:  Carole Baskin is about to cha-cha into the 29th season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars!  The conservationist-whose obsession with big cats (not to mention her mysteriously MIA first husband) transfixed viewers of Tiger King-will be competing against reality stars including Cheer coach Monica Aldama and Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe; sports legends Charles Oakley and Johnny Weir; Backstreet Boy AJ McLean’ and Ellen DeGeneres’ ex Anne Heche, among other ballroom beginners, the show’s producers announced Sept. 2.  “She’s no dancer, so that’s going to be a challenge,” an insider says of the 59-year-old Carole, who famously helped put private zoo owner Joe Exotic behind bars on the surprise Netflix hit.  “She’s doing this to show people she’s not the villain Tiger King made her out to be.”

Brrr-ing It On-(Life & Style)

Forget saunas and steam rooms!  Lady Gaga prepared for the MTV Music Awards with an ice bath, which is said to help ease aching muscles.


“I think that if I could have ever cornered the market on flamed shirts, that I probably would be living a different life right now.”-Guy Fieri, joking about his trademark look.

“I’m not a dumb blonde.  I’m just very good at pretending to be one.”-Paris Hilton, on her public persona.

“I’m running a one-man preschool.”-Bradley Cooper, on homeschooling his 3-year-old daughter.

Secrets of Mariah’s Memoir-(In Touch)

In a new interview, Mariah Carey dishes on the bombshell from her upcoming memoir, the Meaning of Mariah.

Ellen Made Her “Uncomfortable”-

During a 2008 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the now-embattled host, 62, pushed her to announce her pregnancy by pouring a glass of champagne, which Mariah didn’t drink (she had a miscarriage soon after).  “I don’t want to throw anyone that’s already being thrown under any proverbial bus….but I was extremely uncomfortable,” Mariah reveals.



Catfish Record

An Idaho man set a new state record for catch-and-release fishing when he reeled in a flathead catfish that measured 42 inches long.  The Idaho Department of Fish and Game said Jared Holt was fishing in the Snake River when he reeled in the “monster catfish.”  The department said the fish, caught in Owyhee County, beat the previous record of 38.5 inches, which was caught in 2018 by angler Scott Turner.  Idaho is home to several species of catfish, but flathead catfish are found only in the Snake River, predominantly in the Brownlee Reservoir area, the department said.  See the pic HERE.
********Even Chris Evans doesn’t have anything that big!!
******The fish swam away thinking, “Sucker!!!”
*******With that girth, he should be called a “Fat Fish!!”

MLB Injures Himself Putting His Pants On 

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zack Wheeler will not pitch after he injured the nail on his right middle finger while putting on his pants.  Phillies manager Joe Girardi told reporters Wheeler will not start against the Marlins on Saturday after injuring his fingernail in an accident while dressing himself Wednesday.  “You can’t make this up,” Girardi said. “It’s very sore.”  Wheeler has a 2.47 ERA through his first eight starts of the 2020 season. He signed with the team before the start of the season on a five-year, $118 million contract.
********Is there a “hangnail clause” in that contract??
TOPIC: How I hurt myself with my clothes!!! (Zipper stories accepted)

Saggy Pants Ban Lifted

A ban on “saggy pants” that reveal a person’s underwear is set to be lifted in a South Florida city – 13 years after it was put in place.  The city commission in Opa-locka, northeast of Miami, has voted 4 to 1 to repeal both the original 2007 legislation and a 2013 ordinance that said men and women could receive civil citations if they breached the ban.  Signs are in place around the city to warn people not to get caught with their pants down.  One shows an image of two young men wearing pants below their waists and features the words: “No ifs, ands or butts… it’s the city law!”  Wednesday’s vote was a first reading of the repeal, meaning it will need to be approved again at a subsequent commission meeting before it’s official, the Miami Herald reports.  However, the item was co-sponsored by four of the five commissioners.  Vice Mayor Chris Davis, who sponsored the repeal, told the Miami Herald: “I was never in support of it, even as a resident.”
*******Now the whole town is “cracking up!!”
*******Bad news for the “Belt Store” at the mall.. they’ll probably go out of business!!








7 Of The Weirdest Products People Have Been Buying During The Pandemic

Huffington Post


  1. Roller skates

With lockdown orders in effect around the country, antsy Americans have been looking for new hobbies to occupy their time and excuses to go outside. For many, roller skating turned out to be a perfect solution.

Google searches for ”roller skates″ spiked considerably in May and retailers suddenly struggled to keep up with the demand, The Washington Post reported. California-based Moxi Roller Skates faced 12 times its usual sales and developed a massive backlog of orders, prompting its manufacturer to open a second factory to fulfill them all, according to founder Michelle Steilen. Impala Rollerskates’ pastel fade skates sold out the same day they were released during the lockdown, chief executive Matt Hill told the Post.

Because skates became just about impossible to find in stock, many consumers turned to secondhand markets. Online marketplace Mercari, for example, has seen an average of more than 21,000 searches for roller skates per week over the last six weeks ― an 892% volume increase since the pandemic ― with more than 300 new listings for roller skates added weekly.


  1. RVs

As the pandemic raged into summer, Americans with a travel bug were desperate for a way to sightsee while maintaining social distancing. Recreational vehicles have been selling like crazy (even yours truly bought a used one). In fact, RV dealers saw as much as a 170% increase in sales for the month of May compared with the same time last year, according to the RV Industry Association.

Travelers who don’t have the money to buy haven’t let that stop them. RV rentals also surged, especially ahead of Memorial Day weekend. RV rental site RVshare reported a 1,000% increase in nationwide bookings since April 1.


  1. Guns

Pandemic spending hasn’t been all fun and games. The number of firearms background checks compiled by the FBI ticked upward beginning in March and reached a record 3.9 million in June.

There are a few reasons for this heightened interest in gun ownership. It’s typical for gun sales to increase around election time. And, considering that Democratic hopeful Joe Biden supports greater restrictions on firearms, some opponents of gun control may want to stock up on firepower while they still can. Add in civil unrest around the country and a general sense of fear as the coronavirus remains uncontained and many people are feeling the need for heat.


  1. Yeast

For those doing their best to avoid busy public spaces, the grocery store is one of the top places to steer clear of. But grocery delivery services can be pricey, and sending an Instacart or GrubHub worker to do your dirty work may feel unethical.

It’s one reason why so many Americans have picked up bread-making during the pandemic. Sales of baking ingredients in general have soared, but dry yeast has been especially hard to come by. Yeast sales were up by 647% at the end of March, compared with the same week last year, according to Nielsen. In fact, yeast experienced the fastest sales growth over a seven-day period than any other grocery product tracked by Nielsen.


  1. Bidets

In many homes outside of the U.S., a bidet in the bathroom is commonplace. But here, bidets are finding newfound popularity following the toilet paper shortages that marked the beginning of the pandemic.

Google searches for bidets spiked in mid-March, while companies that sell bidets experienced a boom. Jason Ojalvo, CEO of Tushy, told Yahoo in April that sales were 10 times higher than they were pre-pandemic.


  1. Sweatpants

All dressed up with nowhere to go? If you’ve been working from home, avoiding bars and concerts, and generally lounging around the house all day, there’s no need to go out and buy new outfits. Not surprisingly, U.S. clothing sales dropped 79% in April. Sweatpants, on the other hand, are having their day. Purchases were up 80% over the same period the previous year, according to The New York Times. No doubt, many of those comfy clothes purchases were the subject of equally trendy tie-dye projects.


  1. Scented candles

If after months of stay-at-home orders your home is starting to smell extra lived-in, you’re not the only one in search of smell-good products. Candle sales have shot up during the pandemic. Net-a-Porter, for instance, reported a 130% year-over-year increase in mid-March.


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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