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Born on this day!! Actor Kathleen Nolan is 89. Actor Claude Jarman Jr. (“The Yearling”) is 88. Singer-guitarist Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is 79. Actor Liz Torres (“Gilmore Girls”) is 75. Actor A Martinez (“LA Law,” ″Santa Barbara”) is 74. Actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (“Pearl Harbor”) is 72. Actor-opera singer Anthony Laciura (“Boardwalk Empire”) is 71. Singer-actor-director Shaun Cassidy is 64. Comedian Marc Maron (“Maron”) is 59. Singer-guitarist Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind is 58. Actor Patrick Muldoon (“Melrose Place”) is 54. Singer Mark Calderon of Color Me Badd is 52. Actor Gwyneth Paltrow is 50. Actor Indira Varma (“For Life”) is 49. Singer Brad Arnold of 3 Doors Down is 44. Bassist Grant Brandell of Underoath is 41. Actor Anna Camp (“The Mindy Project,” ″True Blood”) is 40. Rapper Lil’ Wayne is 40. Singer Avril Lavigne is 38. Bluegrass musician Sierra Hull is 31. Actor Sam Lerner (“The Goldbergs”) is 30. Actor Ames McNamara (“The Connors”) is 15.


1540 – Pope Paul III approved the charter for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), founded by St. Ignatius Loyola.
1939 – Warsaw, Poland, was surrendered to the Nazis after weeks of resistance.
1959 – Typhoon Vera battered the Japanese island of Honshu, killing almost 5,000 people.
1964 – The Warren Commission report concluded that there was no conspiracy in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.
1983 – The America’s Cup was lost by the United States for the first time in the yachting event’s 132-year history.
1998 – Mark McGwire hit his record-setting 69th and 70th home runs in the last game of the regular season.

Today Is: Ancestor Appreciation Day, Crush A Can Day, Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Google’s Birthday, National Scarf Day, National Woman Road Warrior Day, Rabi’-al-Awwal, World Tourism

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 –  Bachelor In Paradise  /  10:00 – The Rookie
FOX – 8:00 – The Resident  /  9:00 – Monarch
CW – 8:00 –  Leonardo /  9:00 – Devils

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: David Letterman, Tracy Morgan
Jimmy Fallon: Kelly Ripa, Kid Cudi, Ty Dolla $ign
Stephen Colbert: Samuel L. Jackson, Clarissa Ward
Seth Meyers: Nick Kroll, Stephen “Steve-O” Glover, Dick Ebersol, Tom Benko
James Corden: Luke Macfarlane, Kelsea Ballerini
Watch What Happens Live: Billy Eichner, Kate Berlant
The Talk: Sanaa Lathan
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Lauren Graham, Idina Menzel, guest co-host Mark Consuelos
Kelly Clarkson: Elisabeth Moss, Noah Cyrus
Drew Barrymore: Susan Sarandon, Zanna Roberts Rassi

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

QUESTION: Ever set a WORLD RECORD?? John Cena did.. and it’s gonna make you like him a WHOLE LOT MORE!! (It’s for most “Make-a-Wish” wishes granted!!!)


QUESTION: Are you ready for PRO-LEVEL JEOPARDY?? The show’s producer is talking about developing a new spin-off featuring only PAST CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: WHY do you like the MUSIC YOU LIKE?? You may think, “It’s complicated!!” but don’t worry: SCIENCE has got it all figured out!! (Can they explain Barry Manilow?)


QUESTION: Is this even SAFE?? Starbucks barista is concerned about her customer’s daily order: Classic syrup and TWENTY SHOTS OF EXPRESSO!! $22.57!!!!!!!!!!
Starbucks order contains 20 shots of espresso

QUESTION: Are flip-flops with SOCKS the next big fashion trend? They are if KANYE WEST gets his way!! And… his are BEDAZZLED as he heads to Fashion Week in London!!
Flip flop: On Monday, Kanye West wore diamante flip flops with socks and a leather co-ord set while attending Burberry's London Fashion Week show in Bermondsey

Meghan Wanted To Be “The Beyonce Of The UK”

Meghan Markle wanted to be as big as Beyoncé overseas upon marrying Prince Harry, a new book claims.  “I think Meghan thought she was going to be the Beyoncé of the UK,” a former palace insider told royal author Valentine Low for “Courtiers: The Hidden Power Behind the Crown” (via the Times of London).  “Being part of the royal family would give her that kudos,” the insider continued. “Whereas what she discovered was that there were so many rules that were so ridiculous that she couldn’t even do the things that she could do as a private individual, which is tough.”  After marrying in 2018, they announced their intention to “step back” from their duties as senior royals. Five days later, the prince’s family members, including Queen Elizabeth II, met to discuss the unprecedented decision in what was dubbed the “Sandringham Summit.”  Following the summit, the monarch announced on Jan. 13, 2020, that while she “would have preferred” that Harry and Markle “remain full-time working members of the royal family,” the couple would move forward with their plan to “create a new life.”
*********She’s kind of the mirror-image of Beyonce: not attractive and not loved!!!
********What the Queen meant: “After spending $40 million on their wedding, I thought I’d at least get some work out of them!!”
WORD HAS IT that Charles is using the “Edward Option,” which means that Harry will be frozen out and exiled, just like the Queen’s uncle Edward after he abdicated!!!
******Harry and Meghan wanted to do something that has never been done: have their cake and eat it, too!! According to reports, the Queen said “You’re either in or you’re out!!” She WAS the OG!!!

Does Brad Pitt Have A New Girlfriend?

Brad Pitt and Emily Ratajkowski have been out a few times together, but they are not officially dating.  There has been speculation online that they have been “secretly dating.”  But a Hollywood insider with knowledge of the situation tells Page Six of the pair, “People have been speculating about this for a while. Brad is not dating anybody. They [Pitt and Ratajkowski] have been seen a couple times together.”  The source notes that Pitt has also “been seen with other people” in recent months and that he is not dating anyone in particular.  However, the movie insider cryptically adds, “Stay tuned.”  A source claimed to OK! Magazine in late August of Pitt and Ratajkowski, “He asked her out, and she said yes. She’s always thought Brad was cute, and the way she saw it, what did she have to lose?”  Pitt is still going through his seemingly never-ending, contentious divorce from Angelina Jolie, while Ratajkowski is divorcing Bear-McClard, 41, after he allegedly cheated on her.
********Why “date” just one woman?? When you’re Brad, life is a smorgasbord!!!
****He must get up in the morning, look in the mirror and say, “You’re Brad Pitt!! Why waste it???”

Gisele Misses Tom’s First Home Game

Tom Brady’s three children attended his first home game of the season against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, brought by his mom, Galynn Brady, and one of his sisters.  Jack, 15, Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9, made an adorable appearance on the field before the game.  When the season kicked off on Sept. 11 with a game against the Dallas Cowboys, Bündchen missed that game as well.  He was “hopeful” that she would attend his home game, a source said last week.  The couple, who wed in February 2009, have been making headlines all month since Page Six exclusively reported that the model went to Costa Rica solo after an “epic” fight.  She returned to New York City earlier this month, where a witness spotted her crying on the phone.  “They are talking, but mostly about the kids at the moment,” another insider said earlier this month, noting that “Tom hopes they will reconcile.”
*******Talk about deflating his balls!!!
*******We hope they don’t get back together!! It’s heartbreaking when separations don’t work out!!
****Right now, she’s thinking: “I hope this breakup is FOREVER!!!” 

Oprah and Apple TV Call It Quits

Oprah Winfrey and Apple TV+ have concluded their mega overall deal, first announced in 2018. Both sides have confirmed the evolution, but declined to comment. It’s understood that both sides have agreed to continue to work together, but on a project-by-project basis, now that their previous deal is ending.  Winfrey and Apple TV+ are already currently collaborating on the documentary “Sidney,” about the life of iconic Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier. That project, directed by Reggie Hudlin, is through Apple Original Films and debuted this past Friday on Apple TV+.  Winfrey and Apple also continue to collaborate on “Oprah’s Book Club,” which is available on both and Apple Books.  Under the pact first signed in 2018, Winfrey and Apple were to create programs that will be released as part of Apple’s original content lineup.
********They have agreed not to pay her, and she’s agreed not to work with them!!!
*****This deal is worth over $100 million, or as Oprah calls it: “Pocket Change!!”
*******Oprah has the greatest job, which is “Just be YOU!!”

Alan Rickman’s Diary Entries About Harry Potter Role

Excerpts from Alan Rickman’s diaries give a look into the late actor’s journey through the “Harry Potter” franchise, with insight into why he decided to continue playing the role of Severus Snape across all eight films.  Prior to production beginning on the series’ fifth entry “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” Rickman was forced to confront health issues. He was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer in 2005 and began to receive treatment. Doctors later decided to remove his entire prostate.  Weeks after he was released from the hospital, Rickman wrote an entry in his journal revealing his decision to stay on as the notorious gloomy potions professor.  “Finally, yes to HP 5. The sensation is neither up nor down. The argument that wins is the one that says: ‘See it through. It’s your story,’” he wrote.  In 2007, the actor recorded his thoughts on his character’s demise written in J.K. Rowling’s final entry in the book series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” adding that he had always known about the harrowing love story between his character and Harry Potter’s mother, Lily. “… I have finished reading the last ‘Harry Potter’ book,” he wrote at the time. “Snape dies heroically, Potter describes him to his children as one of the bravest men he ever knew and calls his son Albus Severus. This was a genuine rite of passage. One small piece of information from Jo Rowling seven years ago – Snape loved Lily – gave me a cliff edge to hang on to.”  Rickman also provided his reaction after exiting the premiere of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” the first entry of the franchise.  “The film should only be seen on a big screen,” Rickman wrote. “It acquires a scale and depth that matches the hideous score by John Williams. Party afterwards at the Savoy is much more fun.”  Rickman died Jan. 14, 2016 in London at the age of 69. The beloved actor had been having a quiet battle with pancreatic cancer before his death.
*********There IS no magic wand for cancer. Too bad. 


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!

 Tommy Lee’s Below the Belt Bender – (The Globe) 

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee’s obsessed with Big Sticks and proved it by baring his junk on the Internet, then urging guys at a San Antonio concert to publicly flaunt their own phallus!! Getting incraesingly vulgar, Pam Anderson’s 59-year-old sex tape partner rambled about liking to see women’s breasts before announcing; “Tonight is equal opportunity night! Tonight, I wanna see everyone’s dick. C’mon guys, pull your shit out. Let’s go.” Pointing to oa poor guy in the audience, the musician taunted: “He’s ready to pull his dick out! Show the whole world that motherhf*cking hot dog!” When the dumbstruck dude declined, Tommy told the crowd: “His wife says no? Divorce!” But Lee’s explanation for his bizarre behavior was just as limp! He blamed his now-notorious Instagram show and tell, which was yanked after five hours, on a wild “bender.” TMI, Tommy. Just put the cat back in the bag!



Socks Record

A 14-year-old Alberta girl achieved a Guinness World Record by pulling 22 socks onto her foot in 30 seconds.  Carolena Kruse of Calgary said she started training herself to beat the record for most socks put on one foot in 30 seconds (under-16) when she had some downtime after a swimming competition in July, and on her first attempt she was able to tie the previous record of 19, set in May by Aarif Ibn Abdul Halim of India.  “You really just have to focus on just putting on the socks and just keep on going,” Kruse told CBC Radio’s Calgary Eyeopener. “You are allowed to start with one sock on your foot, which is nice.”  Kruse’s official attempt, recorded by her mother, ended with 22 socks on her foot, enough to take the title.
*********Then she immediately lost all those socks in the washing machine!

Twerk-N-Go Convenient Store

A video has emerged of youths ransacking a store and celebrating their shocking behavior by twerking on the counter in front of horrified shoppers.  The rowdy group of about 100 rampaging youths were seen in the clip, which was shared on Twitter by CBS journalist Steve Lindsay, causing chaos in a Wawa convenience store in northeast Philadelphia at around 8.20pm on Saturday night (September 24).  Teens were filmed hurling food and drinks at one another and running around through the shop before one belligerent young woman was seen twerking on the counter.  The employee was heard yelling: “You’re all stupid, For real. You’re all stupid, ugly, broke.”  Another clip has since revealed the aftermath of the rampage, where the store appears to be completely torn apart.  See the video HERE.
*********What is the minimum wage for twerking in a convenience store???
********These are the same people who are shocked when retailers pull out of their neighborhood!!!
*******The twerker was getting a little behind in the work!!

Florida Man DUI

A Florida man was arrested for driving under the influence on Thursday afternoon after crashing into a ditch off I-275.  Troopers said they found Adam Smallwood, 39, in the driver’s seat of a car registered to him and with the keys in the ignition.  Troopers said Smallwood’s speech was slurred and he kept repeating “we’re going to be okay”. His breath reportedly smelled of alcohol, on top of other indicators of intoxication, like unsteady balance and bloodshot eyes.  Troopers said his breath tested at 0.37, more than 4.5 times the legal limit of 0.08. FHP said it took two EMS personnel to help Smallwood out of the car.
*********When Florida Man goes DUI, he goes ALL THE WAY!!!
*****There was so much alcohol, when the cop shined their flashlight on his face, it burst into flames!!!
*******They asked him how much pain he was in, and he said, “Absolutely none!!”

Oldest Sisters

Four sisters with a combined age of 389 years were awarded the Guinness World Record for highest combined age of four living siblings.  Arlowene Johnson Overskei, 101; Marcene Johnson Scully, 99; Doris Johnson Gaudineer, 96; and Jewell Johnson Beck, 93, were awarded the title when Guinness World Records verified their combined age of 389 years and 197 days as of Aug. 22.  The sisters took the record from the Goebel family, who were verified as having a combined age of more than 383 years earlier this year.  “We are still living, and that’s something to celebrate,” Gaudineer told the Madison Daily Leader.
*****This was a sneak preview of “The Kardashians, 2055!!!”










Mistakes Tourists Make While Visiting Los Angeles



Not Factoring In Traffic

“LA traffic sucks! Plan your day to work with the traffic, not against it. Avoid driving at rush hour in the mornings and afternoons. Schedule your day so you’re somewhere you want to be for a while during these times. It will make the difference between being stuck in the car for hours and being somewhere incredible exploring.” ― Stuart Brazell, a TV host, producer and blogger at Stuart Says.

“A common mistake tourists make when coming to LA is not accounting for traffic. Checking traffic hours prior can really calculate time being spent at each location.” ― Jesi Le Rae, an actor and model.

“Sure, on the map it’ll look like a spot is only 10 miles away. But in LA traffic, it can take an hour to get there. Staying in LA when you plan to visit Disneyland in Anaheim several days in a row will stress you out.” ― Caroline Pardilla, a cocktail and travel blogger.


Assuming It’s Warm All Day And Night

“The number-one mistake that I see tourists make in LA is assuming it stays warm all day and all night. As a fashion influencer, I’m highly aware of people’s outfit choices, and I very regularly see tourists out on the town at night wearing shorts and T-shirts wishing they had packed some pants or long sleeves. If you’re staying anywhere near the water, it can get very windy and cold at night, so packing a sweater and some jeans is probably a good idea. A Midwest 65 degrees and a West Coast evening 65 degrees feel very different.” ― Parker York Smith, digital creator


Staying In Hollywood

“A mistake I see is staying in Hollywood for shopping, food and ambiance. Try an area called the Norma Triangle where you can hit Melrose [Avenue] for shopping and restaurants, Santa Monica Boulevard for a string of bars, the West Hollywood public park to sit and recharge, and Sunset Boulevard for a vibe. The Grove is also a good place for a movie, outdoor farmers market and live music. ― Erika De La Cruz, the editor-in-chief at The LA Girl.

“Don’t stay at a hotel in Hollywood. It’s not as cute as you’d hope.” ― Danielle Alcaraz, a model and health coach.

“Only visiting Hollywood, Beverly Hills or Santa Monica. Why take pictures and visit the same old spots everyone else does when LA is so much bigger and more diverse than that? Visit Koreatown, Historic Filipinotown, Boyle Heights, Thai Town, Little Ethiopia.” ― Pardilla.


Misunderstanding The Parking Rules

“When renting a car, the parking can be very confusing. Many tourists have been prone to parking tickets. If you’re unsure whether or not you’re able to park at a meter (because it states three different kinds of restrictions), it’s best to try and find a lot instead.” ― Le Rae.

“Know that parking is better paid for, as street signs can be tricky and are different in most locations (permit, short term, etc.).” ― Jazmyn Anderson Creer, a lifestyle blogger.


Only Sticking To Chinatown For Chinese Food

“LA’s Chinatown is small but mighty, just not for Chinese food. Instead, travel a bit further east to the San Gabriel Valley, where amazing regional Chinese cuisine can be found in cities like Alhambra, Monterey Park, Rosemead, Temple City and Arcadia. Chinatown is definitely still worth a visit foodwise, just not necessarily for Chinese … [with] one of the few exceptions being Pearl River Deli for fantastic Cantonese dishes. Instead, head to Chinatown for one of the creators of the French dipped sandwich, Philippe the Original — over a century old — or Howlin’ Ray’s for the best Nashville hot chicken in town, or Angry Egret Dinette for innovative Mexican American comfort food!” ― Peter Cheng, a blogger at The Offalo.


Forgetting To Map Out Activities Ahead Of Time

“Don’t plan to jump all over the city in one day. Instead, plan to visit one side of town and see a few things within that area because it’s true [that] traffic is bad. Also, having a car is a must, so plan accordingly so you can get around easier. The metro isn’t that convenient yet, as they’re still building the new lines!” ― Alcaraz.

“When I think of travelers and the mistakes they make when coming to LA, my initial thought is misunderstanding proximity of where they are staying to other things they want to do. LA is very spread out, so having an idea of where they are staying in proximity to what they actually plan to do will help reduce the time it takes to get to said places.” ― Anderson Creer.

“Strategically plan your day and break things up into specific areas — for example, West Hollywood/Beverly Hills, Westside/beaches and Hollywood/Eastside. There is so much to see and do in these communities and phenomenal places to eat.” ― Brazell.


Expecting To See Celebrities In Hollywood

“There’s the classic ‘head to Hollywood Boulevard to see celebrities’ mistake that I see repeated. Hollywood Boulevard is usually only tourists on a day-to-day basis. The exceptions are [late-night host] Jimmy Kimmel’s guests making their way to and from the theater across a back alley behind the El Capitan Entertainment Centre, the occasional film premiere and … the awarding of a [Hollywood Walk of Fame] star on the boulevard. If you’re really looking to people-watch, you’re going to want to stay at a local hotel or head to a local restaurant, usually around the West Hollywood area. A good sign that … star-studded guests [will be] arriving is that the establishment won’t allow photos. A few to try: Olivetta, Craig’s or BOA Steakhouse.” ― De La Cruz.

“Celebrities aren’t easy to spot. You won’t see celebrities walking around Hollywood and Beverly Hills or from the top of a tour bus. But mostly they’re hard to spot because when they are out and about at some store or restaurant, they are usually dressed down and look like regular people.” ― Pardilla.


Eating At Chain Restaurants

“Stay authentic! Stay away from chain restaurants and try the flavors of LA. Los Angeles is such a melting pot of different cultures, which makes it the perfect city to try new restaurants. Look into family-owned restaurants for more decadent treats. You never know where you’ll find a diamond in the rough.” ― Itzel Lovato, a blogger and model.

“Do not go to a chain restaurant for a burger. Los Angeles has so many options worth writing home about, like the iconic Apple Pan.” ― Pardilla.


Missing Out On Unique Experiences

“Don’t miss out on an epic movie experience at Hollywood Forever Cemetery or a film with a live orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl.” ― Le Rae.

“Don’t spend all your time in areas that are too central to tourists. Some ideas of places to go are the night market in Thai Town, Korean BBQ followed by karaoke in Koreatown, or having a ‘sound bath’ in Malibu!” ― Lindsey Baruch, a photographer and blogger at Lindsey Eats.

“Instead of booking a Hollywood tour or trying to spot a celebrity, do a workshop! LA is full of amazing, creative people that have so much to share. Find something you might enjoy to explore and discover something new about yourself while in a new city. Find a wellness center or meditation studio that offers workshops, take a pottery class or visit a local farmers market. Things like this will immerse you into the culture and really give you a sense of the community.” ― Alcaraz.


Sitting At The Beach All Day

“One mistake is going to the beach to just sit there. Stroll along the shoreline from Venice to the Santa Monica Pier. You can even bike or Rollerblade from Santa Monica to Redondo Beach.” ― Pardilla.


Assuming Restaurant Names Correspond To Neighborhoods

“When a restaurant name says it’s in Hollywood or Beverly Hills or even West LA, it may not be where you think it is. Check the map. A friend booked a dinner at a restaurant that said it was in West LA when it really was all the way by LAX [the Los Angeles International Airport].” ― Pardilla.


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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