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Born on this day!! Actor-singer Ann-Margret is 80. Actor Paul Guilfoyle (“CSI”) is 72. Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno is 71. Actor Mary McDonnell is 69. Singer-bassist Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth is 68. Rapper Too Short is 55. Actor Bridget Moynahan (“Blue Bloods”) is 50. Actor Chris Young is 50. Rapper Big Gipp of Goodie Mob is 49. Actor Elisabeth Rohm (“Law and Order”) is 48. Actor Jorge Garcia (“Hawaii Five-0,” “Lost”) is 48. Actor Penelope Cruz is 47. Actor Nate Richert (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) is 43. TV personalities Drew and Jonathan Scott (“The Property Brothers”) are 43. Actor Jessica Alba is 40. Actor Harry Shum Jr. (“Glee”) is 39. Actor Jenna Ushkowitz (“Glee”) is 35. Actor Aleisha Allen (“School of Rock,” ″Are We There Yet?”) is 30.


1788 – Maryland became the 7th state in the United States.
1789 – Fletcher Christian led the mutiny aboard the British ship Bounty against Captain William Bligh.
1945 – Benito Mussolini was executed.
1947 – Thor Heyerdahl and five others began their Pacific Ocean crossing on the raft, Kon-Tiki.
1967 – Boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the Army.
1992 – The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture unveiled its first ?food pyramid.?
2001 – Dennis Tito became the first space tourist.
2004 – The Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal first comes to light when graphic photos of U.S. soldiers physically abusing and humiliating Iraqi prisoners were shown on CBS’s 60 Minutes II.

Today Is: Biological Clock Day, Denim Day, International Guide Dogs Day, International Noise Awareness Day, National Brave Hearts Day, National Superhero Day, Occupational Safety & Health Day, Workers Memorial Day, World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  The Price Is Right  /  9:00 – Presidential Address
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  / 9:00 – Presidential Address
– 8:00 –  The Goldbergs  /  8:30 – Home Economics  /  9:00 – Presidential Address
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer
CW – 8:00 –  Kung Fu  /  9:00 – Nancy Drew

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Justin Theroux, Mike Lindell, Tom Jones
Jimmy Fallon: Brian Regan, Rupi Kaur
Stephen Colbert: Sen. Bernie Sanders, Julia Michaels
Seth Meyers: Elisabeth Moss, Ari Melber, Moon Vs Sun
James Corden: Jason Schwartzman, Gabby Barrett
Lilly Singh: Yvonne Strahovski
Conan: Louie Anderson (R 3/16/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Dolores Catania, Jennifer Aydin
The View: Marcia Fudge, John Grisham
The Talk: Leslie Jordan
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Bethenny Frankel
Ellen DeGeneres: Ellen Bennett, Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall
The Real: Iyanla Vanzant
Kelly Clarkson: Morgan Harper, Trisha Yearwood, Brett Gelman
Tamron Hall: Leslie Jordan, Vanessa Williams, Soul Children of Chicago
Drew Barrymore: Kevin Bacon, Action Bronson

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

QUESTION: Did anyone hear what the President yesterday?? “You no longer have to wear a mask outside!!” (He said this outside, and.. you got it – he wore a mask!!)


QUESTION: Has Howard Stern LOST HIS MOJO?? Is he really OVER?? That’s what this New York Post critic and former fan says.. and it’s worth reading!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Did Charles and Camilla have a SECRET LOVE CHILD in the 60s?? This Australian engineer claims he’s their son, and that his kid LOOKS LIKE THE QUEEN!!


QUESTION: What do YOU do when the airline says there aren’t enough standby seats?? These Miami passengers started a RIOT! Because… it’s Florida!!! (There’s video)


QUESTION: Will this L.A. cop get a few minutes with LEBRON JAMES?? He wants to give him the reality of the profession after Lebron’s controversial tweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LAPD Officer Deon Joseph

Michael Jackson Lawsuit Dropped

A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit brought by a man who accused the late Michael Jackson of sexually abusing him as a boy in the documentary “Leaving Neverland.”   Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark A. Young granted the Jackson estate’s request to dismiss the suit brought in 2013 by Wade Robson. The judge said two Jackson entertainment corporations targeted by the lawsuit had no legal duty to protect Robson from Jackson.  “There is no evidence supporting plaintiff’s contention that defendants exercised control over Jackson,” the judge wrote. “The evidence further demonstrates that defendants had no legal ability to control Jackson, because Jackson had complete and total ownership of the corporate defendants.”  The dismissal came after the judge dismissed a similar lawsuit in October by James Safechuck. Both men made their allegations previously but they were highlighted and given renewed attention in the documentary, which premiered at Sundance before gaining wide appeal on HBO.  Vince Finaldi, attorney for Robson and Safechuck, said the ruling has “fatal flaws” and will be appealed. “If allowed to stand, the decision would set a dangerous precedent that would leave thousands of children working in the entertainment industry vulnerable to sexual abuse by persons in places of power,” Finaldi said in a statement.
********This lawsuit goes all the way back to when Michael quit the Cub Scouts!! He was going through three packs a day!!
******How did you know it was bedtime at Neverland? The big hand was on the little hand!!
******Pedophiles?? In Hollywood?? That’s shocking, said no one!!!

Princess Diana Wedding Dress To Go On Display

The wedding dress worn by Princess Diana will go on display at London’s Kensington Palace for the first time in 25 years when the royal residence reopens to the public this summer.  On loan from Diana’s sons, Prince Harry and Prince William, the billowing white gown will be showcased as part of a new temporary exhibit highlighting historic royal fashion statements and their designers, Historic Royal Palaces announced Monday. The collection, titled “Royal Style in the Making,” will run from June 3 to Jan. 2nd.  “Our summer exhibition at Kensington Palace will shine a spotlight on some of the greatest talents of British design, whose work has been instrumental in shaping the visual identity of the royal family across the twentieth century,” said Matthew Storey, exhibition curator at Historic Royal Palaces, in a statement.  The display will also include the late princess’ grand sequin-encrusted train, which, at 25 feet, distinguished Diana’s wedding dress as the longest ever worn by royalty.
********Gee.. will Charles and Camilla be there to cut the ribbon??
******Just a reminder of how much money the royals can spend while faking it!!!

Carrie Ann Inaba Taking Leave Of Absence

The Talk co-host Carrie Ann Inaba is taking a leave of absence from the show.  She said in an Instagram video Monday that she is stepping away from the CBS talk show to focus on her health.  “Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know personally that I have decided to take a leave of absence from The Talk to focus on my wellbeing,” Inaba said.  “I know you guys understand, health is the most important thing. So, I appreciate your support, I appreciate the love and support from The Talk family, and I hope to be back soon,” she added. “Take care and I’ll keep you updated. Thank you.”  Inaba’s co-host Sheryl Underwood also discussed Inaba’s leave of absence during Monday’s episode of The Talk.  “Carrie Ann, we miss you and we look forward to having you back with us soon,” she added.  Inaba has struggled with health issues over the years, including being diagnosed with spinal stenosis and Sjögren’s syndrome, an immune system disorder.
*******What if everyone leaves?? Who are they gonna talk to???
*******They may wind up with Sheryl Underwood talking to HERSELF!!
*******Maybe they can put a robot on with her. Let her win THAT argument!!!

Harry and Meghan Joining Global Fundraiser

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were announced as the campaign chairs for Global Citizen’s upcoming fundraiser hosted by Selena Gomez to get coronavirus vaccines to people in the world’s poorest countries.   The anti-poverty organization announced earlier this month it will hold the musical event “VAX Live: The Concert to Reunite the World.” Its goal is to enlist corporations and philanthropists to raise $22 billion for global vaccinations, particularly targeting countries with less access.   On Tuesday, Global Citizen announced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will appear at the event, which will be taped Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles and air on ABC, CBS, FOX, YouTube and iHeartMedia broadcast radio stations on May 8th.  Harry and Meghan are also leading an effort to raise money for the vaccine-sharing program COVAX, which hopes to produce $19 billion to pay for the vaccines for medical workers.
******It’s rare for these two to make a public appearance!! Remember: they’re private people!!
******Wait a minute. This pandemic has been a huge windfall for the Big Pharma companies!! Why don’t THEY pay for the vaccines??
*******Meghan and Harry have a new podcast: “Talkin’ Sh*t About the Queen!!!”

Schwarzenegger Comments On California Recall

Arnold Schwarzenegger wants the best person for the job of California governor — whether that’s Caitlyn Jenner or someone else.  While Jenner is a “good friend,” Schwarzenegger said that the former Olympian has as good a shot of winning as anyone else after she announced her plans last week to challenge Democratic incumbent Gov. Gavin Newsom in a potential recall election.  “The key thing about all of this is it doesn’t matter if it’s Caitlyn or anyone else — to have a clear vision of where you want to go, what are the kind of changes you want to make and why are you qualified to become governor. That’s what you have to convince the people,” Schwarzenegger said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “All the other stuff is all nonsense because the press will attack you no matter who you are. They attacked me but then, in the end, I won so that was the main thing.  Arnold served as California’s governor from 2003 until 2011 after a recall election.  “Anyone has a chance because I think that the people are dissatisfied with what’s going on here in California,” Schwarzenegger said.  He hopes that whoever becomes governor — he predicts there will be at least another 100 candidates who throw their names in the mix — fixes “the mess we are in right now.”
*******It’s a one-party state. Nothin’ is getting fixed!!!
*******When Arnold moved to Sacramento, he forgot to bring his manhood with him!!!!
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS IN CALI: There will be two questions on the ballot in the recall election: 1) Should Gavin Newsom be removed? 2) If he is removed, who should be governor?? If Question 1 gets more than 50%, Newsom is out. Then, whoever gets the most votes on Question 2, is the new governor!! That means you could have 100 candidates, and someone with 10% of the vote could win!! (true)

X-Rated Easter Egg Found In Shrek Movie

When it first came out in 2001, “Shrek” captivated kids and adults alike with its gross-out humor.  However, the PG-rated animated comedy may have been even more risque than once thought — thanks to an X-rated detail that was recently spotted by a superfan.  “Did anyone else catch that?” wrote TikTok user @kathy_martinez05 in a snippet of the scandalous scene, which currently boasts 8.4 million views.  The video is part of an ongoing series from the film fan that catalogs sexual jokes in kids movies, exposing inappropriate moments in flicks ranging from “Cars” to “The Cat in the Hat.”  This video depicts “Shrek” nemesis Lord Farquaad (voiced by John Lithgow) sitting naked in bed as he implores his magic mirror to show him his bride-to-be, Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz).  The mirror obliges, upon which the character sips a martini and lets out a contented sigh.  Then the bombshell moment occurs: A bulge appears under Farquaad’s zebra-print sheets, prompting him to peek under the covers.  Martinez admitted in the comments that when she was a kid watching the movie, she thought the villain had simply spilled his drink. She’s since realized that his castle is likely growing a tower.  Suffice it to say, the cheeky clip resonated with commenters, who also had their childhood surreptitiously stolen by the Disney joke.  “My last 1% of innocence I had, just left my soul,” lamented one viewer of the explicit Easter egg.  Another wrote, “I will never forgive you for this.”  See the clip HERE.
*******Hey… he couldn’t help it!!!
********We never trusted Farquaad!!!!
*******We don’t wanna see what Buzz Lightyear has under HIS suit!!!!
******These moments don’t have to be explicit!! For example, the mom in “The Incredibles” has an amazing butt!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Madonna Tries L.A. To Stay In Vogue-(National Enquirer)

Desperately seeking relevance, Madonna snapped up a multimillion-dollar home in Los Angeles-after bouncing around New York, London and Lisbon for years-in a calculated move to jump-start her flagging career, sources spilled.  The 62-year-old “Get into the Groove” singer, who starred in 1985’s “Desperately Seeking Susan,” bought The Weeknds nine-bedroom Hidden Hills mansion for $19.3 million.  “Things haven’t been exactly going her way in recent years,” an insider snitched.  “She has to think she needs to be in Tinseltown to be close to top producers, songwriters and promoters to get the train back on track.”  The fading pop legend’s latest album, “Madame X,” debuted at No. 1 in 2019, but quickly plummeted to 77-the fourth steepest slide in music history!  And her ensuing tour was an even bigger disaster as she was forced to cancel a whopping 15 shows due to health issues-while ticket holders blasted the star for allegedly showing up late and delivering uneven performances.  “This could be her last chance.”

Culkin & Galpal Ain’t Home Alone!-(Globe)

Former kid star Macaulay Culkin won’t be “Home Alone” anymore-he’s daddy of a brand-new baby girl named Dakota.  The bundle of joy, named after Macaulay’s sister, who died at 29 in a 2008 car crash, was delivered by the 40-year-old’s lover, actress Brenda Song.  The 33-year-old actress and Culkin, who was a child superstar in two ‘90s “Home Alone” flicks, met while filming 2019’s “Changeland.”  They gushed over the birth of Dakota, saying:  “We’re overjoyed.”

Rihanna & A$AP Rocky:  Perfectly in Tune-(Us Weekly)

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are showing no signs They’re not slowing down!  On April 12, the pair enjoyed a night out at L.A. hotspot Delilah where “they were holding hands and laughing,” an eyewitness says.  “They’re not hiding the fact that they’re dating-they just don’t want people in their business,” a source says of Rihanna, 33, and 32-year-old A$AP’s low-key romance.  “They’re a good match [and are] each other’s best friend.”

Blake To Gwen:  Stop With the Fillers!-(Star)

She once joked that falling in love with fiancé Blake Shelton was the only face lift she needed.  But Gwen Stefani is widely thought to have had some help in the nips and tucks department.  And as their wedding approaches, sources say that the object of her affections is, well, starting to object to the 51-year-old’s constant tweaking of her face.  “She’s always messing with it by getting more fillers and Botox,” says an insider.  “Blake is afraid of what he’ll see when they get to the altar.”

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“There’s a 20-hour cut of Once Upon a Time In……Hollywood…..There’s so much more that you didn’t get to see, that we shot that was amazing, and for a million reasons, obviously, can’t make the cut.”-Margot Robbie, on the hit 2019 flick in which she played Sharon Tate.

“I haven’t watched a Marvel film ever, and I’ve never watched a DC film…..I’m open to it..”-Millie Bobby Brown, explaining that she’s “more into, like, The Notebook.”

“I asked him:  ‘Frank Zappa, the names of your children, Moon Unit and Dweezil, where did that come from?….Is there a story?’  And he goes, ‘No, they’re names.  Just like Gayle.  Any other questions?’”-Gayle King, on her worst celebrity interview ever.

Pretty Little Baby-(People)

Pretty Little Liars star Brant Daugherty and actress wife Kim welcomed their first child together, son Wilder David, on March 24, and they are already “obsessed” with him, Kim says.  “It is such a magical feeling, knowing we created a life.  We keep saying, ‘We made him!’”

Winners of the Week-(In Touch)

ER Fans

-The hit show’s cast-including George Clooney-participates in a virtual reunion to benefit charity.



Beaver Chews Through The Internet

A Canadian telecommunications company said about 900 customers in a British Columbia town lost Internet service when beavers chewed through a fiber cable.  Telus said customers in Tumbler Ridge lost service at 4 a.m. Saturday, and repair crews discovered beavers had chewed through an important fiber cable at multiple points.  Liz Sauve, a spokeswoman for Telus, said in an email to CBC News that it was a “very bizarre and uniquely Canadian turn of events.”  “Our team located a nearby dam, and it appears the beavers dug underground alongside the creek to reach our cable, which is buried about 3 feet underground and protected by a 4.5-inch thick conduit. The beavers first chewed through the conduit before chewing through the cable in multiple locations,” Sauve wrote.  Repair crews captured photos showing pieces of Telus equipment being used by the beavers to build their dams.  The company said Internet service to Tumbler Ridge was restored fully by Sunday afternoon.
*******When we saw the headline, we thought: “Kylie Jenner is at it again!!!”
********The beavers are bad… but do NOT run into a moose!!!
*******The Canadian Internet is full of great sites like “,” and “!!!”

Gronk Breaks World Record

NFL star Rob Gronkowski returned to his alma mater, the University of Arizona, to break a world record by catching a football dropped from a helicopter 600 feet above the ground.  Gronkowski, who was serving as an honorary coach alongside former New England Patriots teammate Tedy Bruschi for the ASU Wildcats’ game Saturday, donned a jersey bearing his old university No. 48 to make the Guinness World Record-breaking catch.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneer made the catch on his third attempt, celebrating with his trademark “Gronk Spike.”  “Every time you step on the field, you’ve got to raise that bar to another level, baby,” CNN quoted Gronkowski as saying after the catch. “And I just raised that bar to this level.”  See the video HERE.
********Which gave Tom Brady an idea: He’s playing from a helicopter next season!!!
***They call it the “chopper formation!!!!”
*****”Gronk” is the sound a ball makes when it’s dropped 600 feet!!!

Guys Named Josh Have Pool Noodle Fight

Hundreds of people with the first name Josh gathered in Nebraska with pool noodles for a battle royal that began as a joke on social media.  Josh Swain, 22, an Arizona college student, said he was bored during the pandemic in April 2020, so as a joke he sent a message to a few people who shared his name and challenged them to duel him in one-year’s time in a Nebraska park.  Swain said the joke soon turned into a real plan, and Saturday, hundreds of Joshes gathered with pool noodles in Lincoln’s Air Park to battle it out.  The event began with Swain and another Josh Swain, who hails from Omaha, playing rock paper scissors for the rights to their name. The Arizona student won the initial contest, and the event then turned to the pool noodle melee.  A 4-year-old boy named Joshua Vinson Jr. was declared the winner of the pool noodle battle, and was presented with a Burger King crown and hoisted into the air to a round of cheers from all of the Joshes there.  See the video HERE.
*******That’s using your noodle!!!
*****Remember: when entering the pool, be sure to bring your noodle!!
******You gotta be “joshin'” us!!!!!

Cow Leads Police Chase

Police in Connecticut said an escaped cow led its owner and officers on an hours-long chase through several neighborhoods.  The Fairfield Police Department said a call came in about midnight related to a loose cow in an intersection. Officers pursued the cow alongside the animal’s owner.  It led its pursuers on an hours-long chase, and was photographed walking past the Country Cow Deli.  The animal was corralled about 2 miles from where it initially was spotted. It sat down, refusing to move for more than an hour. Police said the bovine eventually was returned to its owner’s home.
********Where does a cow sit?? Anywhere she wants to!!!
******She was milking that for all it’s worth!!







5 Things You Should Do First Thing In The Morning To Be Happier All Day

Huffington Post


  1. Pick a wellness habit, then link it to an a.m. ritual you already have.

This first tip is pretty broad, and that’s on purpose. Because the truth is there are many evidence-backed strategies people can use to try to boost happiness.

So you might take some time to cultivate awareness through meditation. (One simple strategy: Close your eyes and focus on the act of taking 10 breaths.) Or you might be intrigued by the research that shows incorporating exercise into your daily routine can help boost happiness. Maybe you’d like to spend a few seconds every morning simply focusing on whatever nature you see outside your window, whether it’s the grass in your yard or the sky over the city.

There really are so many different wellness habits that can help you, according to psychiatrist Murray Zucker, chief medical officer of the health care platform Happify. The key is simply to start with one — whatever it is— then attach it to a routine that you already have. You’re linking habit to ritual, he explained.

So maybe every morning you get up, go to the bathroom, then make your bed. Link a moment in that routine (say, the bed making) to the habit you want to cultivate (maybe it’s reading 10 pages in a book). By tacking it on to something you already do, you’re much more likely to actually stick with it. And consistency really is the key to boosting happiness over time, Zucker said.

“Start slow and build gradually,” he added. He encourages people to really just start with one new habit you want to link to your existing routine, then go from there.


  1. Get your phone out of your room.

“Do not have your screen in your room,” said Allison Task, a career and life coach who said that she insists on this as a non-negotiable with her clients. That’s because when you reach for your phone (or tablet, or computer, or click on the TV) first thing in the morning, you’re really inviting the outside world to dictate your mood first thing, she said.

And there really is a lot of evidence supporting the idea that screens hamper happiness. Studies have linked frequent social media use to decreased mood over time; other research has shown that a high volume of emails is connected with overall feelings of unhappiness.

Furthermore, screens can get in the way of sleep, which is deeply connected to people’s overall sense of well-being.

“Sleep is just a game changer,” Task said. You might not be able to control what time your toddler shuffles into your room in the morning or what time your alarm starts to blare, but you can at least try to protect your sleeping hours by keeping screens out of your room.


  1. Talk to yourself…

Zucker noted that people tend to spend a lot of time talking to themselves in their own heads, particularly in the morning when feeling frazzled or stressed about what’s to come. He is a big fan of noticing self-talk and self-correcting using this simple technique: say your name.

“If you use your own name in your self-talk, you’re more likely to follow cognitive advice,” Zucker explained.

If, for example, you have a big presentation at work and you notice that you’re spending the morning psyching yourself out, telling yourself that you’re going to flop, you really can make yourself pretty nervous, Zucker said.

“But if I say: ‘Murray. You’ve done this before. You like doing this,’” you really can take some control over your own thoughts, which can set you up for greater happiness throughout the day.

“Just using your own name can be very helpful,” Zucker said.

Connecting with someone — even on your phone — in the morning can offer mood-boosting benefits that will linger throughout the day.


  1. … and somebody else.

“Make a social contact with somebody you have positive regard for,” Zucker said. This could really be anyone — a spouse or child, a friend, an extended family member.

What that “social contact” looks like really depends on your personality and your schedule. “For someone who is busy, it may be a phone call or a text. If you have more time, meeting someone for a cup of coffee to start your day is really a boost,” Zucker said.

But research suggests that even if you don’t actually meet up with someone or send them an email or text, it can be enough to simply send good thoughts their way. “You can start with a simple appreciation practice,” Cortland Dahl, a research scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Healthy Minds, previously told HuffPost. Just bring a friend or loved one into your mind, then consciously focusing on the things you really cherish about them.


  1. Incorporate gratitude.

While it’s true that there is a huge range of habits that can help boost happiness in the morning, researchers and clinicians tend to return to one again and again because it’s so powerful: gratitude.

In research trials, people who journaled about the things they’re thankful for during the week scored much higher on measures of happiness than people who instead noted things they’d been irritated by. And a daily gratitude practice may even contribute to improved physical health — which, in turn, contributes to overall feelings of happiness.

There are many different ways to work gratitude into your morning routines, but it can (and should!) be simple.

“Many religions do a morning prayer,” said Task, who added that spending a moment doing something similar — whether you’re religious or not — can be a doable morning habit to cultivate.

“Take that pause to appreciate that you’re alive, whatever that means to you,” she urged. Say to yourself: “I’m so glad I’m alive, and I get to play with my 2-year-old daughter,” Task offered by way of example. Or that you get to go to work. Or you get to walk your dog. Or even that you get to hit the snooze button again — yes, even if experts generally say it’s not a great idea.


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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