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Born on this day!! Singer Vic Dana is 80. Singer Valerie Simpson of Ashford and Simpson is 75. Singer Bob Cowsill of The Cowsills is 71. “60 Minutes” correspondent Bill Whitaker is 69. Bandleader Branford Marsalis is 60. Guitarist Jimmy Olander of Diamond Rio is 59. Actor Chris Burke (“Life Goes On”) is 55. Singer Shirley Manson of Garbage is 54. Guitarist Dan Vickrey of Counting Crows is 54. Drummer Adrian Young of No Doubt is 51. Actor Melissa McCarthy (“Mike and Molly,” ″Gilmore Girls”) is 50. Latin pop singer Thalia is 49. Actor Meredith Eaton (2017′s “MacGyver,” ″Family Law”) is 46. Singer Tyler Connolly of Theory Of A Deadman is 45. Actor Mike Colter (“Jessica Jones”) is 44. Actor Macaulay Culkin is 40. Actor Chris Pine (new “Star Trek” movies) is 40. Singer Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line is 35. Singer-actor Cassie is 34. Actor Evan Ross (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”) is 32. Actor Danielle Savre (“Station 19,” ″Heroes”) is 32. Actor Dylan O’Brien (TV’s “Teen Wolf”) is 29. Actor Keke Palmer (“Akeelah and the Bee”) is 27.


1847 – Liberia was proclaimed an independent republic.
1883 – A massive volcanic eruption on the island of Krakatoa blew up most of the island and resulted in tsunamis that killed over 36,000 people.
1920 – The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote went into effect.
1939 – The first televised major league baseball game was televised: a double-header between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds.
1974 – Aviator Charles Lindbergh, the first man to fly solo, nonstop across the Atlantic, died.
1978 – John Paul I became Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He died one month later.

Today Is: National Dog Day, National Toilet Paper Day, National WebMistress Day, Tug-of-War Day, Women’s Equality Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Big Brother  /  9:00 – Tough As Nails  /  10:00 – National Convention
NBC – 8:00  – America’s Got Talent /  9:00 – Ellen’s Game Of Games  /  10:00 – National Convention
ABC – 8:00 –  United We Fall  /  8:30 – The Goldbergs  /  9:00 – The Conners  /  9:30 – American Housewives /  10:00 – National Convention
FOX – 8:00 – MasterChef
CW – 8:00 –  Women In Film /  9:00 – Coroner

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Guest host Jason Derulo
Jimmy Fallon: Hugh Jackman, Lili Reinhart, Buju Banton (R 8/18/20)
Stephen Colbert: Rep. Nancy Pelosi
James Corden: Madison Beer
Conan: Jim Gaffigan (R 7/22/20)
The View: Patricia Heaton, John Quiñones (R 7/21/20)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Connie Britton, Matt Bomer, Lonnie Chavis, Rhett & Link (R)
Ellen DeGeneres: John Krasinski, Curtis Stone, Cat Cora, Susan Feniger (R 2/10/20)
Wendy Williams: An audience member gets a chance to win a beach vacation (R 2/18/20)
The Real: Judge Greg Mathis (R 3/11/20)
Tamron Hall: Danny Seo, Debra Messing, Mandana Dayani, Erin Merryn, Lash Nolen, Deja Foxx, Dr. Jen Arnold, Alini Morse (R 7/20/20)

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

QUESTION: You know how TMZ is always BUSTING EVERYONE ELSE? Now THEY’VE been hit with a “discrimination and retaliation” complaint! It’s a “Bro Show!”


QUESTION: Wanna see what happens when a NAKED MAN SHOWERS IN A CAR WASH? Check the video as he’s hosed down.. which sets his skin on FIRE!!!


QUESTION: Who ELSE can’t wait to go to the movies again?? TOM CRUISE!!! He put on a mask and went to see “Tenet” in a crowded London cinema!! And he loved it!!!!


QUESTION: Does she know she’s talking to CHRISTIAN BALE’S STEPMOTHER? Meghan Markle gushes over feminist Gloria Steinem in a backyard chat!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Why is Elton John’s ex-WIFE suing him for MILLIONS? She claims she tried to kill herself on their honeymoon, when he told her “it” wasn’t working!!!
'Renate, now 67, says she tried to kill herself when, three days into their honeymoon, Sir Elton (then plain Elton) told her the marriage wasn’t working and she should go home,' says Alison Moshoff

Biggie’s Crown Up For Auction

Sotheby’s has announced a new hip-hop auction featuring the late Notorious B.I.G.’s crown and high school love letters written by the late Tupac Shakur going up for sale.  The auction, which celebrates the history and cultural impact of hip-hop, is set to take place on Sept. 15 at Sotheby’s New York. A dedicated exhibition for the auction will be on view by appointment from Sept. 11 to 15 and also available to view online.  Over 120 lots will be auctioned off including unique artifacts, jewelry and luxury items, rare posters and flyers, important publications and more.  The crown has an estimated price of $200 to $300,000 while the letters have an estimated price of $60 to $80,000.  The Notorious B.I.G. wore the crown during his K.O.N.Y. (King of New York) photoshoot session with photographer Barron Claiborne. This was the rapper’s last recorded photoshoot before he was killed three days later in Los Angeles in 1997.
*******Can two people bid on Tupac’s letters?? Then they could split them up and have “one pack” apiece!!
******Can rap fans even pronounce “Sotheby’s??” Come to think of it.. can anyone??
*******Of course, Notorious B.I.G. is the man who inspired “Biggie Fries,” which is historic!!

Jennifer Garner Got Emotional Watching The Office

Jennifer Garner got extremely emotional when she finished binge-watching “The Office” with her children on Monday.  She revealed on Instagram that she’s been watching the sitcom, set at the fictional paper company Dunder Mifflin, with her kids  — Violet, Samel and Seraphina Affleck — as a quarantine activity.  Unbeknownst to Garner she caught a video of herself in slow motion while she was in tears watching the finale episode.  She wore a black Dunder Mifflin T-shirt and sat in front of a board sign that said, “Thank you, Dunder Mifflin.”  “My kids and I have spent months piled on the couch working our way through “How to Behave as Grownups”, aka #TheOffice,” she captioned the video of her in tears.  Garner added: “Apparently we are sensitive people—the finale hit us pretty hard.”  “When I realized I’d accidentally shot my farewell testimonial in slo-mo I realized: your Monday might need this, too. #thankyoucastandcrew #pleasecomeoverweloveyou #icantwithfinales,” the mom-of-three concluded.
******Now we’re worried about Jen!! She obviously is NOT getting any!!
******Of course, we have to admit that we teared up over a Biden campaign commercial!!
******Where is Bradley Cooper?? He needs to be taking care of this!!!

Ellen Show Replaced In Australia

Repeats of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” are currently not airing on Australia’s popular Nine Network television channel.  “Discussions are on-going concerning new episodes of ‘Ellen,'” they said in reference to the show’s upcoming 18th season. We are currently resting ‘Ellen’ repeats on Nine and have replaced [them] with ‘Desperate Housewives,’ but should our viewers want their daily ‘Ellen’ fix, repeats will screen weekdays on 9Gem.”  Nine Network is among the most popular broadcast stations in Australia, the home country of Ellen DeGeneres’ wife, Portia de Rossi.  The channel is also home to Australia’s “Today” show, “60 Minutes,” “Australian Ninja Warrior,” “The Voice” and more.  “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is set to debut its 18th season on Sept. 9 in the US.
*******This is the same network that interviewed Ellen… when her producers said, “Don’t look her in the eye!!” That could have something to do with it!!
****Portia is from Australia… but she hasn’t been going “down under” as often as she used to!!

West Wing Reunion In The Works

There is a “The West Wing” reunion special in the works at HBO Max. No date has been announced yet, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, it will air in the fall.  The show’s cast and its creator Aaron Sorkin and executive producer Thomas Schlamme will stage the Season 3 episode “Hartsfield’s Landing,” in order to benefit When We All Vote, a nonpartisan organization promoting voter participation.  They plan to film the reunion over the course of several days in October at Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, in accordance with COVID-19 production guidelines. Original cast members who will appear include Rob Lowe, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford and Martin Sheen.  The show originally aired on NBC from 1999 to 2006, and “Hartsfield’s Landing” first aired in February 2002. The episode follows C.J. (Janney) and Charlie (Hill) having a prank war, President Bartlet playing chess with Sam (Lowe) and Toby (Schiff), and Josh (Whitford) undergoing a primary in New Hampshire.
*******The show was originally called “The Left Wing!!” (Not really, but it should have been!)
****The president was played by Martin Sheen!! And you thought TRUMP has family issues!!
TOPIC: Which TV or movie president would YOU vote for?? We kinda like Jack Nicholson in “Mars Attacks!!”

Kevin Hart Had The COVID

Kevin Hart said in a stand-up set over the weekend that he tested positive for COVID-19 early in the pandemic.  Performing at the latest iteration of Dave Chappelle’s An Intimate Socially Distanced Affair show in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Hart said of his diagnosis, “The problem is that I had it around the same time as Tom Hanks, and I couldn’t say anything because he’s more famous than I am.”  A source told Page Six that Chappelle has spent $100,000 on coronavirus rapid testing for attendees of the outdoor shows he’s held this summer, with other performers including Donnell Rawlings, Bill Burr, Michelle Wolf, Questlove and Tobe Nwigwe.
******You just can’t compete with Tom Hanks!!
*****Do you remember that Farah Fawcett died the same day as Michael Jackson?? Of course you don’t!!
******Even Batman thought he had it. That’s why he wears a mask!! 

Megan Fox Trolled After New Romance

Megan Fox says she’s still getting heat for moving on with Machine Gun Kelly.  “For whatever reason, people are very trigger happy to call me stupid or call me vain or call me a slut, which is crazy. I was in the same relationship for 15 years, you know?” Fox told “Entertainment Tonight,” referring to her marriage to now-estranged-husband Brian Austin Green.  “It’s bizarre, this image that gets projected onto me that people have just accepted and that’s lived for over a decade,” she continued, “and that I never really did anything to earn in the first place.”  Fox has learned to block out the criticism and negativity and instead focus on what’s best for her, even as she struggles with the strict rules of quarantine.  “My life changed so much during the quarantine. It’s crazy,” Fox said. “I’m not somebody who’s ever done well with authority or being restricted by authority, so this has been really challenging for me. It’s taught me a lot of patience, honestly, and I had to surrender.”
*******And she surrendered … to Machine Gun Kelly!!
*******Maybe people think she’s a slut because she’s so hot!! It happened to us, too!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Bachelor” Winner Vanessa Says Yes To Bizman Josh!-(National Enquirer)

“Bachelor” star Vanessa Grimaldi, 32, gushed she is “the luckiest woman” after boyfriend Josh Wolfe proposed atop historic Saint Louis Gate in Quebec City!  In a “beautiful moment that was candle-lit,” with an accordion player serenading them, the Canadian businessman, 35, popped the question.  Said Vanessa:  “Josh is the first person I am with where I am at complete ease!”

Krasinski’s Hairy Moment!-(Globe)

Here’s some “Office” gossip-about a hair-raising backstage battle between former “Office” star John Krasinski and producer Greg Daniels!  During season three of the smash comedy, the TV bigwig wigged out when John, who played scruffy-haired sales guy Jim Halpert, begged for a haircut in an attempt to launch a big-screen career in the film “Leatherheads” as a 1920’s war hero/football star.  So John recruited the show’s Emmy-nominated hairstylist, Kim Ferry, to comb away the problem.  “He paid for a human hair wig, and I put it on him.”  John went back to producer Daniels with the hairpiece on his head.  “Greg kept saying, ‘No, I would know if you’re wearing a wig,’ so John leaned over the desk and said, ‘No I don’t think you would,’” says the expert.  “That’s when he ripped it off….and we got to do the wig.”

Lifetime Learners-(Us Weekly)

They’ve been married for nearly a decade, but Kyle Jacobs, 47, and Kellie Pickler, 34, are “getting to know each other” even better now that they’re not touring as much, Pickler says.  “It’s been great.”

Tiger Tells Erica Prenup or Bust!-(Star)

Before Tiger Woods even thinks of popping the question to girlfriend Erica Herman, he as to protect his $800 million fortune.  According to a source, the golf champ, 44, will propose only if the 36-year-old agrees to sign an ironclad prenup.  The former restaurant manager, Erica, whom Tiger met when she worked at his Jupiter, Fla., eatery, has reportedly had some money woes in the past-to the tune of $240,000 in debt.  And Tiger has reason to be wary, after his $750 million divorce from Elin Nordegren, mom to his two kids.

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“I am a human welcome mat.  Upsetting someone is the last thing on earth I’d want to do.”-Drew Barrymore, admitting she cares “What people think.”

“If I’m dancing at a party you’ll find me leaping on tables and channeling Dirty Dancing and Saturday Night Fever.”-Elizabeth Hurley, who says she loves “to be silly.”

“Jaden, that’s music and Jaden Smith, that’s 501(C)(3), that’s acting in movies.  I wanted to just make that little distinction there.”-Jaden Smith, on choosing to drop his last name for singing endeavors.

Chrissy & John’s Big Reveal-(People)

In the closing shot of his “Wild” music video, Legend wraps his arms around Teigen as she cradles her bump.  Ahead of the premiere the couple discussed how they’ve documented their love story in his videos, beginning with “Stereo,” where they first met on-set.  “We have ‘All of Me,’ the marriage, no kids yet.  ‘Love Me Now’ with Luna.  And this one with Miles,” Teigen said.  Plus that cameo from their coming addition.  Added Legend:  “We’re so happy that this video is the next chapter.”

Loser of the Week-(In Touch)

Kane Brown

-After getting lost on his own 30-acre Nashville property, the country singer has to be rescued by police.



Lost Tortoise Found

A Tennessee woman said her pet tortoise escaped from her home and was on the loose for 74 days before being located about an eighth of a mile from her home.  Lynn Cole said her 150-pound Sulcata tortoise, Solomon, escaped from her home via unknown means June 8 and the 15-year-old reptile was nowhere to be found.  “If you knew the number of searches that were launched by ourselves, and other community groups and individuals,” Cole told CNN. “He just eluded our ability to spot him.” Cole posted in missing pets Facebook groups and contacted local zoos in the hopes of locating Solomon. She said his species, also known as the African spurred tortoise, are used to the hot North African climate and she was concerned her pet’s health would be endangered when local temperatures cool.  She said Solomon had been on the loose for about 74 days when she received word that an animal matching his description was spotted at a construction site near her home.
********Where does a 150-pound tortoise sleep? Anywhere it wants to!!
*****He was playing the old “shell game!!”
*******74 days later… he was 74 feet away!!

Woman Changes Up Her Lotto Numbers and Wins

An Australian woman who plays the same lottery drawing every week said she changed up her numbers for the first time in six years and scored a $1.8 million jackpot.  The Penrith, New South Wales, woman told The Lotto officials she has been playing the Saturday Lotto every week for several years.  “I play Saturday Lotto every week and I’ve been playing the same numbers for six years,” the woman said. “But you wouldn’t believe it, it was a week ago when I decided to change the numbers I’ve been playing for all these years and that’s what won me division one.”  The ticket the player purchased online matched the numbers drawn Saturday — 43-2-16-9-7 with supplementary numbers 20 and 34 — to win the $1.8 million jackpot.
********Now she’ll go back to playing the same numbers again!!
******It’s good to change up your routine!! For example, we stopped banging our head against the wall.. and we feel great!
TOPIC: Do you pick your own lottery numbers? Or do you let the machine pick??

TSA Reunites Bride With Dress

An administrative assistant for the Transportation Security Administration was able to reunite a wedding dress left at a TSA checkpoint with the bride, who was due to be married the next day.  The TSA said the roller bag containing the bride’s gown and the mother of the bride’s dress was left behind by the mother at Newark Liberty International Airport’s security checkpoint as she traveled from New Jersey to the wedding in Columbus, Ohio.  The bride’s brother, Christopher Cepeda, submitted an online form to the TSA’s Lost and Found office at the airport. The brother of the bride said his heart sank when he saw the estimated time to receive a response was about five days.  “As soon as I submitted the request, we lost hope of retrieving the luggage on time for the wedding,” Cepeda said.  Loletta Nathan-Gordon, a TSA administrative assistant at the Newark airport, saw the form on the day it was submitted and decided to take swift action. “I put myself in the bride’s shoes. I could only imagine how stressful that would have been for me if my mom would have left the dress behind. I would have freaked out,” Nathan-Gordon said.  She located the bag in the TSA Lost and Found and coordinated with Cepeda to have it shipped overnight for an early-morning delivery.  “She literally saved my sister’s wedding,” Cepeda said. “If it wasn’t for her, everything would have been a disaster.”
******Of course, they were all placed under arrest… but that’s another story!!
*****We found a nice TSA employee?? They’ll have to be fired immediately!!
*******The bride’s dress was slightly soiled from where the TSA guys tried it on!! 

Guy Uses Bud Light To Extinguish Wildfire

A California man attempting to defend his home from a wildfire said he turned to an unusual source of help when his water was shut off: several cases of Bud Light beer.  Chad Little said he decided to stay behind when his family evacuated their Vacaville home last week as the LNU Lightning Complex Fires approached their neighborhood.  Little said he had hoses set up around the house to provide a consistent source of water to keep the flames away from the house, but he started worrying when the water to the area was shut off.  The homeowner, whose house previously burned down five years ago in a fire sparked by an attic fan, said he grabbed one of his 30-packs of Bud cans.  “That was the only thing I had that I had a lot of, and it was wet,” he told The Vacaville Reporter. “Luckily, I had a bunch of cases of Bud Light and I was able to get it out.”  Little pulled away some sheet metal from the wall of his workshop and used an exposed nail to pop holes in the cans.  “When I ripped up the sheet metal, it had a nail, so I was just shaking it up, popping it just and spraying them, popping it out and grabbing another one,” Little told KCRA-TV. “My buddies all tease me about drinking water beer, and I say, ‘Hey, saved my shop.'”
*******This story was misinterpreted in Alabama, where a man tried to put a fire out with a bug light!!
******This actually works better.. Bud Light has lower alcohol content than water!!
******We had a boss who used Bud Light to extinguish his career!!







6 Financial Considerations for Parents Thinking of Quitting Work


  1. Can I Take Paid Leave?

Before quitting your job, you might want to look into taking a leave of absence instead.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act has provisions for parents to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave through Dec. 31 if they need to care for a child whose school is closed or whose child care provider is unavailable due to the pandemic.

You can take the leave intermittently (perhaps trading off child care duties with your spouse or a grandparent) or all at once.

Your paychecks will be lighter, because this paid leave covers only two-thirds of your salary. There are also a few restrictions with this law:

  • It only applies to certain public employees and private companies with less than 500 employees.
  • You have to have been employed by your company for at least 30 days.
  • You have to be unable to telework.

You also won’t be able to take this leave if your child’s school is open, but you choose a virtual education option instead.

If you don’t qualify, that doesn’t mean that a similar arrangement can’t be made with your employer. Talk to your boss about your situation and if other accommodations can be made.


  1. Can I Adjust My Schedule?

Perhaps you aren’t able to take a paid (or unpaid) leave of absence from work, but maybe you can rearrange your schedule to create a better balance between work and child care duties.

That could mean working virtually (if you aren’t already) or adjusting your schedule. You might be able to reduce your hours or switch to part-time work. Perhaps you can work in the evenings and weekends instead of during the day when your child needs your attention and assistance with virtual school.


  1. Can Our Family Live Off Less Income?

Spend time crunching the numbers to determine whether you can feasibly afford to quit work right now.

Jen Hemphill, an accredited financial counselor and founder of the Her Dinero Matters podcast, suggests examining all your regular expenses and assessing what are true priorities and what you could do without. Compare those necessary expenses to the household income you’ll be left with if you quit work.

“Does [your remaining income] fully meet the expenses?” Hemphill asks. “If it does — great. If it doesn’t, how much is needed to supplement, to make those ends meet?”

Create a bare bones budget to find out how much money you absolutely need to bring in to cover everything essential.


  1. What Expenses Can I Cut?

Living on a reduced income often requires significant reductions in spending.

Groceries and eating out are common areas people overspend, Hemphill says, so you might want to start there.

Save money on groceries by using coupons and cash-back sites, going generic, buying in bulk, avoiding impulse purchases, buying what’s in season and planning meals based on what’s on sale. Meal prepping once or twice a week means you’ll be less enticed to order takeout after a long day.

Another thing to scan your bank statements for are monthly subscriptions you can do without. Subscriptions may seem inexpensive on their own, but collectively they can really add up, Hemphill says.

Also, just because a bill is essential, doesn’t mean you can’t change how much you’re spending.

“Look at all your bills,” Hemphill says. “Don’t be afraid to call and negotiate.”

Yes, you need car insurance, but could you get a discount now that you’re not commuting each day? Cell phone service is a must, but can you switch to a cheaper provider?


  1. How Long Will My Savings Last?

Before the pandemic, having an emergency fund to cover three to six months of living expenses was great. Now, that may not be enough to keep your family financially secure.

Hemphill said a family that’s considering having one parent leave the workforce should ideally have about 12 months of expenses saved up. That can be a major challenge — especially for families living paycheck to paycheck.

That’s why cutting expenses and looking for supplemental income are often more practical courses of action than relying on pulling money from savings.

And not all savings sources should be treated equally. Hemphill recommends against tapping into retirement savings or your home equity unless it’s the last resort.

Your emergency fund, however, is fair game. If a pandemic and shuttered schools don’t qualify as an emergency, what does?

Additionally, if you had been saving money for a nice vacation, new car or another big purchase, consider pushing off those expenses and using that money to tide you over.


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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