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Born on this day!! Actor George Takei (“Star Trek”) is 85. Singer Johnny Tillotson is 84. Actor Ryan O’Neal is 81. Bluegrass musician Doyle Lawson of Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver is 77. Keyboardist Craig Frost of Grand Funk Railroad is 74. Actor Gregory Itzin (“24″) is 74. Actor Veronica Cartwright (TV’s “24: Legacy, film’s “Aliens”) is 73. Actor Jessica Lange is 73. Actor Clint Howard is 63. Actor Crispin Glover is 58. Actor Andy Serkis (“Lord of the Rings”) is 58. Country singer Wade Hayes is 53. Actor Shemar Moore (“Criminal Minds”) is 52. Actor Carmen Electra is 50. Actor Joey Lawrence (“Blossom,” ″Brotherly Love”) is 46. Multi-instrumentalist Clay Cook of the Zac Brown Band is 44. Actor Clayne Crawford (TV’s “Lethal Weapon”) is 44. Actor Tim Jo (“The Neighbors”) is 38. Actor Carlos Valdes (TV’s “The Flash) is 33.


1841 – The first detective story, Edgar Allen Poe’s Murders in the Rue Morgue was published.
1769 – Ottawa Indian chief Pontiac murdered.
1902 – Marie and Pierre Curie isolated radium.
1912 – The Boston Red Sox played their first game at Fenway Park. They beat the N.Y. Highlanders (who in 1913 would become known as the Yankees) 7-6.
1971 – The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the practice of busing for racial desegregation.
1999 – 14 students (including killers) and 1 teacher killed, 23 others wounded at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., in the nation’s deadliest school shooting.
2008 – Danica Patrick won the Indy Japan 300, becoming the first woman to win an IndyCar race.
2010 – An explosion on a BP oil drilling rig off the coast of Louisiana kills 11 people and injures 17. Experts estimate that 13,000 gallons of crude oil per hour are pouring into the Gulf of Mexico.

Today Is: Banana Day, Chinese Language Day, International Cli-Fi Day, National Cheddar Fries Day, National Pot Smokers Day or National Weed Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Survivor  /  9:00 – Beyond The Edge  /  10:00 – Good Sam
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  /  9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 –  The Goldbergs  /  8:30 – The Wonder Years /  9:00 – The Conners /  9:30 – Home Economics  /  10:00 – A Million Little Things
FOX – 8:00 – Masked Singer  /  9:00 – Domino Masters
CW – 8:00 –  Freddie Mercury: The Final Act

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Bayer, Noah Cyrus
Jimmy Fallon: Marlon Wayans, Natasha Lyonne, Dove Cameron
Stephen Colbert: Alexander Skarsgård, Jack White
Seth Meyers: Kaley Cuoco, Aasif Mandvi, Amyl and the Sniffers
James Corden: Pete Holmes, Lucy Boynton, Jay Jurden
Watch What Happens Live: June Diane Raphael, Brooklyn Decker
The View: Matt Damon, Gary White, guest co-host Lindsey Granger (R 3/23/22)
The Talk: Dulé Hill
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Rosie Perez, Niecy Nash
Ellen DeGeneres: Amy Schumer, Tig Notaro
Wendy Williams: Guest host Sherri Shepherd
The Real: B. Scott
Kelly Clarkson: Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Bush, Ke Huy Quan, Cole Swindell & Lainey Wilson
Tamron Hall: Brooks Nader (R 1/25/22)
Drew Barrymore: Mary Louise Parker

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

QUESTION: Should a man ALWAYS PAY ON THE FIRST DATE? This Tik Tok divorce attorney says, “yes,” but it may not be for the reason you think!!! Check it out!!!!


QUESTION: Is “TESTICLE TANNING” a THING?? Tucker Carlson seems to think it raises testosterone levels.. but these experts say, “Not so fast!!! It sounds ‘nutty!!'”


QUESTION: How does the U.S.A. rank on this list of the WORLD’S GREATEST LOVERS?? Well… not bad.. but not #1!! Check it out.. you won’t believe who’s on top!!!!!


QUESTION: Did you see JOHNNY DEPP testify in the trial yesterday? He gave the STRAIGHT POOP on the “sh*t the bed” incident.. and it was a CRAPPY MOMENT!!!!!!

QUESTION: Did you know there was ANOTHER trial going on?? And the Kardashians are NOT HAPPY about the way they look in the COURTROOM SKETCHES!!!

'Brutal': Social media user have been left in stitches by unrecognizable court sketches that depicted (from left to right) Khloe, Kylie, Kim, and Kris, who are currently embroiled in legal proceedings with brother Rob's ex-girlfriend Blac Chyna

Harry and Meghan Hire New Bodyguard

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are being protected by a bodyguard who watched over two American presidents.  The Invictus Games competition for wounded service personnel and veterans opened Saturday night in the Netherlands with a standing ovation and a tribute from the Duke of Sussex to the Ukrainian team members, who temporarily left their war-torn nation to compete. The Duchess of Sussex was by her husband’s side for the opening ceremony.  It was their first public appearance since stepping back as senior members of the British royal family two years ago, and during the event they were watched over by Christopher Sanchez, a former U.S. Secret Service agent who spent five years under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, according the U.K. Times.  Sanchez currently works for a company that offers tailored security packages to wealthy clients, including business executives and diplomats.   The Duke and Duchess of Sussex flew into the U.K. from California with their bodyguard last week and made a private visit to Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, on Thursday.
********Harry’s Secret Service code name is “P-Whip!!!”
********If only his grandmother knew some security people, he might visit her more often!!
*******Meghan just uses her personality for security!! No one wants to be around her!!

Revolve Festival Issues Apology

Revolve said it is “sincerely” sorry for leaving influencers in the lurch at its festival over the weekend. The fashion brand issued a statement in response to the outcry over its star-studded event that was compared to the now-infamous Fyre Festival disaster, during which attendees were forced to stay in FEMA tents despite paying ticket prices between $1,200 and $100,000.  “In anticipation of the high level of interest in attending Revolve Festival this year, Revolve worked closely with all appropriate city and safety authorities to ensure a safe and secure path for guests to access the two-day invitation-only event,” a representative told E! News Tuesday, adding that city regulations mandated the company have an “off-site location for guest check-in and parking.”  The representative noted that the off-site location featured shuttle transportation as well as ride-share access but admitted the system started to falter Saturday afternoon when their event was getting full.  Revolve concluded its statement by issuing a mea culpa and promising to do better next time.  The lengthy explanation came after influencers took to their accounts to expose the “most unorganized event” that nearly left someone “trampled.”  Celebrities who managed to get into the event included Kim Kardahian, Halsey, Olivia Culpo and Chanel Iman and others.
*********In other words, the REAL celebrities got in first!!
****These people are “influencers,” which means they got everything free. So quit your bitchin’!!!

New “Red Table Talk” Coming

Red Table Talk” is back for a new season.  It features Jada Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow Smith and her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, with their Season 5 return slated for today.  The new trailer teased many celebrity guests invited to the red table, including Janelle Monáe, who will be on the season premiere.  Monáe is expected to open up about her coming out at the age of 32 as well as her father’s drug addiction and will be joined by her mom, Janet Hawthorne.  The show did not acknowledge whether or not they will address or discuss the slap heard around the world.  “Red Table Talk” will drop episodes on Facebook Watch weekly starting today (Wednesday) at 12 p.m. EST.
*******The only way we’re watching is if Chris Rock shows up!!
*******Will Smith should just stay far away from this!!!
******This show should be called “Rag Time!!!”

Julia Roberts Gives Reason For Rom-Com Hiatus

Julia Roberts has revealed why she hasn’t starred in a rom-com in the last two decades.  She admitted that the move was a conscious decision on her part, simply because she hasn’t found anything “good enough.”  During an interview with the New York Times Magazine, Roberts said “people sometimes misconstrue the amount of time that’s gone by” as her “not wanting” to do a romantic comedy.  “If I had read something that I thought was ‘Notting Hill’ level of writing or ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ level of madcap fun, I would do it,” she explained.  “They didn’t exist until this movie that I just did (Ticket to Paradise) that Ol Parker wrote and directed.”  She also said her family is another reason why she thinks twice before taking on an onscreen project.  “Here’s the thing: If I’d thought something was good enough, I would have done it,” she continued.  “But I also had three kids in the last 18 years. That raises the bar even more because then it’s not only ‘Is this material good?’ It’s also the math equation of my husband’s work schedule and the kids’ school schedule and summer vacation.”  “It’s not just, ‘Oh, I think I want to do this.’ I have a sense of great pride in being home with my family and considering myself a homemaker,” she added.
*********J Lo is trying to take her place, so PLEASE.. get back out there!!
*****J Lo’s got a new one called “Four Weddings and Whatever!!”
*****Julia is getting ready… she just went to the plastic surgeon and had her smile widened!!

Minecraft Movie In The Works

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Jason Momoa is in final negotiations to star in the Warner Bros. live-action “Minecraft” movie.  The popular video game Minecraft, loved by 11-year-olds and YouTube gamers, debuted in 2011 and allows players to create worlds and structures with brown, green and other colorful pixelated blocks. The studio has been developing a project based on the game since 2014, with Shawn Levy first set to direct. Then “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star Rob McElhenney was attached to direct, but he also ditched the project back in 2018.  Jared Hess (“Napoleon Dynamite,” “Nacho Libre”) is now set to direct from a script that was written by Chris Bowman and Hubbell Palmer. It’s not exactly clear who Momoa will play in the film, or even if Minecraft Steve will make an appearance.
********Do you realize what this means?? We don’t!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“In my college, I was in a hip-hop competitive dance team.  It was right in the heyday of so You Think You Can Dance and America’s Best Dance Crew.  I was all about it.  I didn’t study for any of my classes because of it.”-Simu Liu, who attended Canada’s Western University,

“I like never wash my face.”-Cameron Diaz, on no longer putting “energy” into how she looks.

“I tried to cut everybody’s hair.  Anyone who let me, I would cut their hair.”-Penelope Cruz, on growing up as the child of a beauty salon owner.



Man Finds 40 Year Old Letter

A British man renovating his home looked behind a cupboard and found a letter written by a 14-year-old former resident in 1982.  Carl Skivington said he was clearing out a room in his Burton-upon-Trent, England, home for renovations when he discovered an envelope concealed behind a cupboard.  “We were really shocked actually. My partner and I were turning the box room into a nursery as my partner is 15 weeks pregnant. It had like one of these weird, pre-built cupboards in the corner which I decided I wanted to take out,” Skivington told Staffordshire Live.  The envelope contained a letter signed by 14-year-old Deborah Stokes in 1982.  Stokes wrote about the state of the world in the time she was writing the letter, including the prices of milk, bread and beer.  She wrote that her favorite bands were Haircut One Hundred and The Boomtown Rats, and asked the finder if the groups were still around.  “I hope the world is a better place by the time you see this. I like to think it will be,” the girl wrote.  Skivington posted photos of the discovery to Facebook, and the photos were shared and eventually came to the attention of the author, now named Deborah Dishman.  Dishman said the letter had been suggested by her father, who died two years ago.  “I remember it because it was all about my dad, really, who came up with the idea. He was building the cupboard in my bedroom at the time and it was his idea to write a time capsule letter, and he believed that years on someone would find the letter,” Dishman said.
********And see?? He was right!!
*******Has someone broken it to her about the Boomtown Rats??
******One big difference now: men don’t have “wives,” they have “partners!!”
*******We’re writing a letter to the future.. it says, “Hello? Anybody left??”

Giant Alligator Takes Easter Stroll

A Florida sheriff’s office shared video of a massive alligator taking a leisurely stroll through a residential neighborhood.  The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office posted a video to Facebook showing the big alligator walking through a Venice neighborhood Sunday morning on its way to Harrington Lake.  “We’re not sure if the Easter bunny made its way to Harrington Lake in Venice this morning after coming across this bad boy,” the sheriff’s office wrote.  The sheriff’s office said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was notified of the alligator sighting.  See the video HERE.
*********What has four legs and one arm? A happy alligator!!!
*******All the bunnies in the neighborhood “disappeared!!!”

Man Builds Giant Titanic LEGO

A North Carolina Lego fan earned a Guinness World Record when he assembled the 9,090-piece Titanic set in 10 hours, 46 minutes and 31 seconds.  Paul Ufema, a Salisbury resident who runs the All New Bricks channel on YouTube, previously set a Guinness World Record when he assembled the 9,036-piece Lego Colosseum in under 14 hours, but his record was later broken.  Ufema nearly captured the world record for assembling the Lego Millennium Falcon, but his attempt was disqualified when it turned out he had missed a single piece.  See the video HERE.
*********After he built it, he had a sinking feeling!!
****He had trouble getting all the little Irish Legos into the steerage section!!
******He’s the “King of Legoland!!”

Florida Man Attacked By Tiger Speaks Out

A man mauled by a tiger at an airboat attraction in March is speaking out for the first time.  The attack occurred on March 22 at Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours in Ochopee, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. According to Wooten’s website, the attraction includes an animal sanctuary that features two tigers, two lions, otters, turtles, crocodiles and alligators.  Ignacio Meabe Martinez says he was working as a mechanic for the airboat company when he decided to enter the boat where Daisy, an 18-year-old Siberian tiger, and Duruba, a 15-year-old Bengal tiger, had just finished eating.  Meabe Martinez said he saw a piece of chicken on the ground in the cage and went to throw it to the tigers.  “I got down on the ground when I throw her the chicken,” Meabe Martinez said. “And the tiger got my hand back and forth.”  He said both tigers began biting both of his hands.  Meabe Martinez admitted he wasn’t meant to have any contact with the tigers.  “I’m just crazy. I don’t know what happened,” he said.
********You’re not crazy!! You’re just a “FLORIDA MAN!!”
*****Note to self.. do NOT pick up raw meat when there are tigers around!!
********Afterwards, he felt like he’d been in a meat grinder!!

BONUS: This woman has naturally big breasts and other women make their men MOVE TO OTHER TABLES to avoid her in a restaurant! That’s all.. 
Adrienne shared a video of herself during her birthday celebration where she could be seen wearing a low-cut orange top








The Best And Worst Foods To Eat On A Plane, According To Nutritionists



A protein-packed smoothie

This one might be a little tough to get through airport security, but if you can find any restaurants or cafés in the terminal that sell smoothies — and healthy ones, not the types packed with sugar! — you’ll have a great airplane snack. “When you drink an easy-to-digest protein smoothie, the gut is responsible for less of the ‘breakdown,’ which makes for easier digestion,” explained Abby Grimm, a registered dietitian for FWDfuel.



Fruit is an easy, affordable food that you can bring with you and snack on mid-flight without worrying about bloat. “Oranges, bananas or other fruits can be a great source of immunity (vitamin C) as well as minerals (potassium, magnesium) that can support digestion and inflammation reduction,” Grimm said.



This might be the most boring suggestion, but it’s also one of the most important ones. “Air travel tends to dehydrate us thanks to low humidity levels in the aircraft, so it’s important to keep up your water intake in-flight,” Levi said. “Bring a large (empty!) water bottle with you to the airport and fill it up before you board. Bonus points if you also ask for two cups of H2O every time the flight attendants come by with the beverage cart.”


Hard-boiled eggs or other lean protein

No, you probably won’t become best friends with your seatmate if you bring eggs with you, but your stomach will thank you for it.

“Lean proteins like hard-boiled eggs, grilled chicken, shrimp, tofu or plain Greek yogurt are great options since protein is the most satiating of the macronutrients,” Levi said. “In fact, some research suggests that high-protein snacks improve appetite control and promote satiety even more so than high-fat snacks. Packing protein-rich meals or snacks for your flight will help keep you full for longer than a bag of pretzels or salted peanuts.”

Just make sure you eat them within 2 hours of removing them from refrigeration.


String cheese with cucumbers

Sodium can be very bloating, and most of the snacks at the airport and on the plane are packed with it. So before you leave for the airport, assemble a few low-maintenance, low-sodium snacks. “Think Greek yogurt and walnuts, string cheese with cucumber or carrot sticks, or a homemade whole wheat wrap filled with grilled chicken, veggies and a low-sugar BBQ sauce,” Levi suggested.


Peppermint tea

Peppermint is oh-so-soothing for the gut, so pack a few tea bags and ask for hot water on the plane. “This will help support digestion,” Grimm said.


What you should avoid on a plane

Now for the not-so-fun part: What foods should you avoid when you fly?

Anything with carbonation

Sorry, but you’ll want to skip the mid-flight soda. “Avoid anything with carbonation,” Levi said. “Travelers love ginger ale, but bubbly drinks introduce more gas into the digestive tract. Since airplane travel tends to bring on bloat already, it’s helpful to avoid anything fizzy and instead choose something flat and hydrating, like plain old H2O.”


Broccoli, kale, beans, and other high-fiber veggies

You may think you’re making the healthy choice by eating fiber-packed veggies while on board, but you’ll probably want to wait until you land to eat them. “You’ll want to avoid high amounts of fiber like a kale salad or broccoli because these fibrous foods take longer to pass through the GI tract and may allow for fermentation of carbs from bacteria in the small intestine,” Grimm said.

Additionally, beans and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli can trigger a not-so-great reaction in the gut. “Though incredibly good for us, highly fermentable foods like beans and cruciferous vegetables are not ideal plane fare,” Levi explained. “These foods contain short-chain carbohydrates that can trigger gas and bloating in sensitive individuals.”


Chicken fingers and french fries

There’s no shortage of fast food in airport terminals, but trust us on this one: You’re better off just saying no. “Skip fatty foods like chicken fingers or fries, because high amounts of fat require high amounts of enzymes and bile to be produced and these processes are less efficient when the pressure of the gut is high,” Grimm said.



We’re all about indulging on vacation, but you may want to wait until you’ve reached your destination to sip on your celebratory “I’m on vacation” Champagne. “Since these beverages can act as diuretics, they may contribute to dehydration while traveling,” Levi explained.


Salty snacks

As it turns out, the very foods the flight attendants push on you are the ones you should avoid. “Salty packaged snacks like pretzels, salted nuts and potato chips can contribute to dehydration thanks to their high sodium content,” Levi said.

Air travel is famous for being tough on the gut. But with the right tweaks, you’ll arrive at your destination bloat-free and ready to fully enjoy your vacation.


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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