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Born on this day!! Actor Tina Cole (“My Three Sons”) is 78. Actor-comedian Richard Belzer (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” ″Homicide”) is 77. Actor Billy Bob Thornton is 66. Actor Kym Karath (“The Sound of Music”) is 63. Actor Lauren Tom (“Joy Luck Club,” ″Men In Trees”) is 62. Producer Michael Gelman (“Live with Kelly and Ryan”) is 60. Actor Crystal Chappell (“Guiding Light”) is 56. Drummer Rob Cieka of Boo Radleys is 53. Actor Daniel Dae Kim (“Hawaii Five-O,” ″Lost”) is 53. Actor Michael Deluise (“Gilmore Girls,” “NYPD Blue”) is 52. Rapper Yo-Yo (“Miss Rap Supreme”) is 50. Singer-actor Marques Houston of Immature is 40. Actor-turned-princess Meghan Markle (“Suits”) is 40. “American Idol” runner-up Crystal Bowersox is 36. Singer Tom Parker of The Wanted is 33. Actors Dylan and Cole Sprouse (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” ″Grace Under Fire”) are 29. “American Idol” runner-up Jessica Sanchez is 26.


1892 – Lizzie Borden’s father and stepmother were killed with an axe in Fall River, Mass.
1735 – Printer John Peter Zenger, defended by Andrew Hamilton, was acquitted of libel in a case that helped foster freedom of the press.
1884 – Thomas Stevens became the first person to bicycle across the United States. He later bicycled around the world.
1914 – Germany invaded Belgium and, in response, Britain declared war on Germany.
1916 – Denmark ceded the Danish West Indies, including the Danish Virgin Islands, to the United States for $25 million.
1944 – Anne Frank and her family were found hiding in Amsterdam by Nazis.
1964 – The bodies of three civil-rights workers were found in an earthen dam, six weeks into a federal investigation backed by President Johnson
1977 – President Carter signed a congressional act that established the Department of Energy.

Today Is: Coast Guard Day, International Albarino Day, National Chocolate Chip Day, Raisin Bran Day, Single Working Women’s Day, Social Security Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Big Brother /  9:00 – Love Island  /  10:00 – SWAT
NBC – 8:00  – Tokyo Olympics
– 8:00 –  Press Your Luck  /  9:00 – $100,000 Pyramid  /  10:00 – Match Game
FOX – 8:00 – Masterchef
CW – 8:00 –  World’s Funniest  /  9:00 – Whose Line Is It?

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Nick Kroll, Chiney Ogwumike, Macy Gray & the California Jet Club, guest host Wanda Sykes (R 7/8/21)
Jimmy Fallon: Pre-empted
Stephen Colbert: Hannah Einbinder, Alex Falcone (R 7/22/21)
Seth Meyers: Pre-empted
James Corden: Billy Porter, Brett Gelman (R 5/5/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Kristin Chenoweth, Crystal Kung Minkoff
The View: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman
The Talk: Mary McCormack, guest co-host Terrence J
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Ryan Reynolds, Sean Kingston, guest co-host Katie Lowes
Ellen DeGeneres: Cedric the Entertainer, Jhene Aiko, Kings of Leon (R 3/8/21)
Wendy Williams: Eva Marcille (R 6/4/21)
The Real: Scott Evans (R 3/11/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Amy Poehler, Ben Feldman, Diane von Fürstenburg (R 3/5/21)
Tamron Hall: Alleah Taylor (R 4/16/21)
Drew Barrymore: Lee Daniels, Julian Dennison (R 4/7/21)

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

QUESTION: Did NY governor Cuomo TOUCH AND FONDLE all those women?? We don’t know, but he should be arrested just for his SINGING!!!! Take a listen!!!


QUESTION: What happens when you LOSE IT on a plane these days?? You get DUCT-TAPED TO YOUR SEAT!! But.. these flight attendants were suspended!!!!!


QUESTION: WHERE did this happen?? Take a guess!! FLORIDA COUPLE arrested after domestic battle that left them both COVERED IN SPAGHETTI!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Ever accidentally TEXT THE WRONG NUMBER?? Bad things can happen when you do!! And funny things, too!! Take a look at this thread and laugh!!
Cracked has rounded up a selection of viral text exchanges from around the world, including an individual in the U.S, who had a lengthy call with their mother after receiving a text message from a stranger

QUESTION: How to show your CANUCK SPIRIT? Bachelorette star Blake Moyne’s mom gave Katie Thurston a CANADIAN FLAG DILDO!!! How tasteful!!!!!!!!!!
The 30-year-old revealed Blake's mom Emily gave her a Canadian flag dildo during her hometown date

American Idol Judges Returning

Judges Katy PerryLuke Bryan and Lionel Richie, along with host Ryan Seacrest, are returning for American Idol Season 20.  Good Morning America made the announcement on Tuesday. Season 20 will mark the fifth season to air on ABC.  Live, virtual auditions for Season 20 begin this Friday through the show’s Idol Across America program.  Chayce Beckham was crowned the winner of American Idol Season 19 in May. He won over Willie Spence, who came in second place, and Grace Kinstler, who came in third place.
*****They might as well come back… they have nothing better to do!!
*******Most of the fans would like to see more of Blake Shelton!!! Oops!! Wrong show!!

Duran Duran Turned Down Michael Jackson

The members of Duran Duran say they once turned down a song with the late Michael JacksonSimon Le Bon, Nick RhodesJohn Taylor and Roger Taylor appeared on Monday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, where Rhodes recalled how the band once turned down a collaboration with Jackson.  Rhodes said the band had just returned from a tour in 1983 when Jackson called him at home.  “I get home and the phone rings, and my mum says, ‘Oh, there’s somebody on the phone for you. He says his name’s Michael Jackson,'” Rhodes said.  “I thought it was one of our crew winding me up, because they said, ‘Oh, Michael wants to do a song with you,'” he added. “Anyway, I start talking to the person on the phone and saying, ‘So, Michael. How you doing?’ ‘Oh hi, I’m fine.'”  Rhodes said he eventually realized it really was Jackson on the phone. He approached his bandmates the next day but no one was interested in making a song.  “He was keen to make a record, and I go to everyone the next day … and say, ‘Hey, Michael Jackson called last night. Do you fancy maybe doing a song?’ They all went, ‘Nah,'” Rhodes said.  On WWHL, the members of Duran Duran also shared the best advice they received from a fellow musician. “Stick together,” Rhodes said. “Well, it was from Mick Jagger, so I had no choice.”  Rhodes said Jagger gave them the advice after Duran Duran had “already lasted longer than the Sex Pistols and almost as long as the Beatles.”  See the interview HERE.
********Yeah, ’cause who wants to do a record with MICHAEL JACKSON??
******Only idiots like Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Paul McCartney……

Meghan Markle’s Low Key Birthday

Meghan Markle will celebrate a low-key 40th birthday today though husband Prince Harry may still whisk her off on an intimate getaway.  There are no plans for a big party for her, who only recently gave birth to her daughter Lilibet.  While it was rumored that Markle is having a bash with Oprah Winfrey’s A-list party planner Colin Cowie, this is absolutely not happening.  Both Harry and Markle are still on parental leave following the arrival of their daughter in June. Things will be quiet with their newborn and their 2-year-old son Archie — especially amid the worsening Covid-19 situation in their new home state of California.  She turns 40 just months before her sister-in-law Kate Middleton — who will celebrate her milestone birthday in January. Brother-in-law Prince William will turn 40 next June.
********She’s now old enough to adopt Harry if she wants to!!
*****They floated the story about her big birthday bash… then walked it back after they got pushback!!
******Sounds like Colin Cowie should stick to his sports show!! Oh… that’s a different Colin?? Cowherd??
*****Meghan wanted to invite friends and family.. but she doesn’t have any!!

Anderson Cooper Selling His Mother’s Home

Anderson Cooper has listed his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt’s longtime New York City home two years after her passing for $1.125 million.  Located in Midtown East at 30 Beekman Place, the two-bedroom, two-full-bathroom apartment belonged to the late New York icon for more than two decades.   The listing describes the property as “ideal for a discerning client who will delight in owning the former home and sanctuary of one of the 20th century’s most significant and highly admired icons; an artist, designer, writer and true renaissance woman.”  Facing the river, features of the home include an oversized windowed foyer with high ceilings and easy access to the river promenade.  The price doesn’t include the $4,311 monthly maintenance fee that will come with owning the property.
*******Oh… there’s THAT!!!
*******It also features a large walk-in closet where Anderson first tried on his mother’s clothes!!
********When leaving the building, you have your choice: would you like to be shot, stabbed or mugged??

Dog The Bounty Hunter Owes From Arrest

Dog the Bounty Hunter reportedly owes nearly $1million in unpaid legal fees stemming from his 2003 arrest in Mexico.  He was arrested in Puerto Vallarta nearly two decades ago for capturing fugitive rapist Andrew Luster, a crime in itself as bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico.  While the charges were eventually dropped, Dog got into a disagreement about his lawyer’s fees and eventually sued, only to lose the suit years later with a judgement forcing him to pay $880,916.  He was hit with a $880,000 judgement in 2013 in California for failing to pay legal fees, but new documents were filed in his home state of Hawaii, according to TMZ.
**********The only thing worse than not having an attorney… is having one!!
******Dog went home to Hawaii with his tail between his legs!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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How Funny Is This?  Eddie & Martin’s Kids?-(National Enquirer)

It’s a pairing made in comedy heaven-Eddie Murphy’s son Eric, 32, is dating Martin Lawrence’s daughter Jasmin, 25, and they are “head over heels in love!”  Eddie, 60, has ten kids, and Martin, 56, has three-and now it looks like it’s all in the family!  “Head over heels in LOVE with YOU,” Eric posted to Jasmin on Instagram-and he wasn’t joking!

Pratt Falls For a Karate Comedy-(Globe)

Say Uncle!  “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt’s switching action gears, starring in an offbeat karate comedy called “The Black Belt.”  The flick’s about a shy teenage boy fighting for black-belt fame and glory while his eccentric uncle, naturally played by Chris, trains and guides him along the way.  Sounds like a kick at “The Karate Kid” franchise.  Wax on, wax off!

Tiffany & Common:  Going the Distance-(Us Weekly)

After one year of dating, Tiffany Haddish, 41, and her The Kitchen costar Common, 49, are a solid unit.  “Common truly grounds Tiffany,” explains a source.  “He’s such a steady presence in her life.”  Plus, there’s the mutual attraction.  “Tiffany always tells friends how smart and hot she thinks Common is,” the source continues, hinting that an engagement could be on the horizon.  “Pals see them in this for the long haul.”

Jason & Keeley:  Cooling Off-(Star)

Keeley Hazell, who?  On the night that Ted Lasso nabbed a record 20 Emmy nominations, Jason Sudeikis went out celebrating in New York City with Irina Shayk and costars Hanna Waddington and Brett Goldstein-but not his 34-year-old girlfriend, who has a small role on his critically-acclaimed Apple TV+ series.  The actor, 45, was seen chatting up the Russian model, 34, outside a NYC eatery on July 20, sparking speculation about the status of his relationship with Keeley.  “It’s no secret that Jason’s pals didn’t like Keeley,” the source notes.  “They thought she was using him for fame.”

Lasting Love-(Life & Style)

In September, Sarah Michelle Gellar, 44, and Freddie Prinze Jr., 45-who met on the set of 1997’s I Know What You Did Last Summer and wed in 2002-will mark 19-year of marriage.  The parents of two stay connected with at-home date nights (he cooks, then they’ll watch Jeopardy!) and candid conversations.  “Sarah and I are always very direct and blunt.  That’s how we’ve rolled for 20-plus years,” Freddie has said, adding that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer star “is not a passive-aggressive person, [and] that’s why Sarah and I are still together, ‘cause there are not many girls like her out there.”

One Last Thing:  Emily Blunt-(People)

The actress, 38, stars in Disney’s new movie Jungle Cruise.

Last perfect day off-

I had an extraordinary day off in Madrid, where I’m working on this western [The English].  I had this wild lunch at this wacky place that looked like an abattoir [butchery].  And then, at night, I took a bunch of the cast to see flamenco.  It was worth every martini.

Last irrational fear-

I was shooting, and there were these jumping crickets everywhere.  And one jumped directly onto my cheek.  Like a bullet.  I definitely blew the roof off that place.

Last guilty pleasure-

Probably a double cheeseburger from Burger King.  When I was starting out, I was doing this play, and every night before the play-for four months-I would get a double cheeseburger at Burger King.

Another Celebrity Calorie Counter-(In Touch)

200 Calories

Using what he dubbed “The Coffee Diet”-consisting of black coffee, a can of tuna and an apple a day-Christian Bale, 47, lost 55 pounds in four months for 2004’s The Machinist.



Woman Dodges Calls Only To Win Lottery

An Australian woman who dodged multiple calls from what she suspected to be scammers was shocked when she finally answered the phone and learned she had won a nearly $1.5 million lottery jackpot.  The Launceston, Tasmania, woman told The Lott officials she had been avoiding their phone calls because she didn’t recognize the number.  “This is crazy! I never answer calls from numbers I don’t know because I always think they’re nuisance people who are trying to do something naughty,” the woman said. “But you called me so many times that I thought I’d just answer it and see what it was about.”  The woman was told she had won a $1.47 million jackpot in the July 31 TattsLotto drawing. The player bought her ticket from the Festival Westbury Lotto Outlet in Westbury.  The winner said she and her family are planning to be “very sensible” with their prize money.
********Use the money to get an answering service!!!
*****Ever try to call someone who refuses to believe you’re not a phone solicitor??
*******If the lottery calls, answer the call!!!

Turtle Survives Crash Thru Windshield!

Emergency responders in Florida said they were summoned to an unusual scene where an airborne turtle crashed through a driver’s windshield — and survived.  The St. Lucie County Fire District said in a Facebook post that police and firefighters responded to the Florida Turnpike in northern St. Lucie County on a report of a turtle crashing through a driver’s windshield.  The fire district said the turtle had apparently been struck by a semi truck on the highway and sent flying into the other vehicle’s windshield.  “Both driver and turtle were unharmed,” the fire district said. “The turtle was released safely.”
*********Turtles can’t fly… unless they’re Florida turtles!!!
*******Thankfully, the driver had just used Turtle Wax on his car!!
*******This is not even one of the top ten weirdest things that happened in Florida this week!!!

Bear Wanders Into Restaurant

A bear wandering on the sidewalk in a Tennessee city draw a crowd of onlookers when it darted through a door into an open restaurant.  Kacie Faulling Myers, a South Carolinian visiting Gatlinburg with her family, captured video of pedestrians flocking to the windows of Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar after a bear ran into the eatery.  “Can you imagine sitting in the restaurant and a bear coming out?” Faulling Myers says in the video.  Faulling Myers also captured photos of the bear wandering on the sidewalk outside Crawdaddy’s and getting within arm’s reach of several pedestrians.  An employee at Crawdaddy’s said the bear entered through the front door and ran up a staircase, and then turned around and left.  The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said bears are a common sight in Gatlinburg, and offered advice for steering clear of the wild animals. The agency said bears typically will not act aggressively toward humans, but people always should keep a safe distance from them.  See the video HERE.
*********Thanks for the advice!!! We were gonna walk up and pet it!!!
*******They asked the bear if he needed the restroom, and he said: “No thanks! I poop in the woods!!”

Diver Finds Missing iPhone

A diver searching for treasure at the bottom of a Scottish river recovered an iPhone that turned out to have been dropped by a woman more than a year earlier.  Shane Stephen, who documents the objects he finds during his dives on TikTok, said he got permission to dive in the Water of Leith and went down to see what lost objects he could recover.  Stephen said he was bringing a Just Eat rental bike back to the surface when he spotted a red iPhone in the water.  The diver said the device’s SIM card was still intact, and he was able to retrieve enough information from it to allow cellphone service provider O2 to identify and contact the owner.  Stephen said he was able to return the phone to its owner, who told him she had lost it in the water more than a year earlier.  South Carolina angler Jason Robinson was able to facilitate a similar reunion in July when he felt a tug on the end of his line while fishing the Waccamaw River and reeled in an iPhone.
********There were a bunch of nude fish selfies on there!!
********Siri started yelling at him: “What took you so long?? I can’t hold my breath forever!!!”
******The iPhone was thinking, “They must have drowned!! We haven’t moved in a year!!”







Test Your Money Knowledge With Our Financial Literacy Quiz

The Penny Hoarder


  1. True or false:

Learning financial literacy from an early age generally leads to earning more and saving more as an adult.


  1. Children can learn about money management by:
  2. Using money jars for spending, saving and giving.
  3. Having an allowance.
  4. Comparing the prices of items in the toy aisle.
  5. All of the above.


  1. Which of the following is an example of a budgeting method?
  2. The 50/30/20 method.
  3. The snowball effect.
  4. The even-odd method.
  5. The hexagon method.


  1. Having a budget can help you with all of the following except:
  2. Reducing frivolous spending.
  3. Paying bills on time.
  4. Negotiating your salary.
  5. Reaching your financial goals.
  6. True or false:

Personal finance is a required course at 87% of high schools nationwide.


  1. Credit scores range from:
  2. 0 to 100
  3. 300 to 850
  4. 200 to 600
  5. A to F


  1. When it comes to your credit score, this is the factor that matters most:
  2. How much credit you qualify for.
  3. The number of credit cards you have.
  4. Making your debt payments on time.
  5. Having a diverse mix of credit accounts.
  6. Compound interest is:
  7. Interest on interest.
  8. What you get when you multiply the principal amount by the interest rate.
  9. When your interest rate changes throughout the duration of the loan term.
  10. Another term for simple interest.


  1. This investment vehicle uses pre-tax dollars to grow your money:
  2. Roth IRA
  3. 401(k)
  4. 407(b)
  5. 529 plan


  1. A fractional share:
  2. Pays dividends 50% less often than whole shares.
  3. Is only for minors who want to start investing.
  4. Requires you to diversify the money you invest.
  5. Makes it easy to invest small amounts of money.


Answer key:

(1) True (2) D (3) A (4) C (5) False (6) B (7) C (8) A (9) B (10) D

You’ve got 8-10 correct answers: You know your stuff! Hopefully you’re applying that financial knowhow in real life to build wealth.

You’ve got 4-7 correct answers: You’re growing your money knowledge. Try to hone in on what stumps you the most. Credit and investing can be tricky.

You’ve got 0-3 correct answers: You’re in need of a financial literacy boost.


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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