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Born on this day!! Actor Bridget Hanley (“Here Come The Brides,” ″Harper Valley P.T.A.”) is 80. Actor Blythe Danner is 78. Guitarist Dave Davies of The Kinks is 74. Singer Melanie is 74. Actor Morgan Fairchild is 71. Actor Pamela Franklin (“The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie”) is 71. Actor Nathan Lane is 65. Guitarist Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth is 65. Actor Thomas Calabro (“Melrose Place”) is 62. Drummer Lol Tolhurst (The Cure) is 62. Actor Michele Greene (“L.A. Law”) is 59. Country singer Matraca Berg is 57. Actor Maura Tierney (“ER,” ″NewsRadio”) is 56. Actor Warwick Davis (“Harry Potter” films, “Willow”) is 51. Actor Elisa Donovan (“Clueless”) is 50. Singer Daddy Yankee is 45. Actor Isla Fisher is 45. Singer Jessica Harp (The Wreckers) is 39. Actor Matthew Moy (“2 Broke Girls”) is 37. Rapper Sean Kingston is 31. Actor Brandon Micheal Hall (“God Friended Me”) is 28.


1468 – Johann Gutenberg, German printer and inventor, died.
1870 – The 15th Amendment (black suffrage) passed.
1913 – The 16th Amendment, establishing federal income tax, was ratified.
1917 – The U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with Germany.
1959 – Rock singers, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and Big Bopper died in a plane crash.
1969 – The Palestine National Congress appointed Yasir Arafat head of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
1995 – Col. Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot the space shuttle when the Discovery blasted off.
1998 – Texas executed Karla Faye Tucker, the first woman to be executed in the United States since 1984.

Today Is: Feed The Birds Day, Four Chaplains Memorial Day, Global School Play Day, National Girls & Women in Sports Day, National Signing Day for College Football, National Missing Person’s Day, National Women’s Physicians Day, The Day The Music Died

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Super Bowl Commercials  /  9:00 – Seal Team  /  10:00 – SWAT
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  / 9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
– 8:00 –  The Goldbergs  /  8:30 – American Housewife  /  9:00 – The Conners  /  9:30 – Call Your Mother  /  10:00 – For Life
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Dancer  /  9:00 – Name That Tune
CW – 8:00 –  Riverdale  /  9:00 – Nancy Drew

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Kelly Ripa, M. Night Shyamalan, Fireboy DML
Stephen Colbert: Salma Hayek, Mark Harris
Seth Meyers: Amy Schumer, Thomas Middleditch, Matt Cameron
Conan: Mike Birbiglia
The Talk: Viggo Mortensen
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Ricky Gervais, Dr. Doris Day
Ellen DeGeneres: Samantha Bee, Harry Mack
The Real: Mariana Van Zeller, Catherine Brewton

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

QUESTION: Have you heard the GOOD NEWS?? More Americans have now been vaccinated for the virus than have been infected by it!!! Does that mean the end is in sight?


QUESTION: How do you get EJECTED from an NBA game?? By getting into a VERBAL ALTERCATION with KING JAMES!! Her fight went viral, and she went BYE-BYE!!!!


QUESTION: Does this mean there’s an OPENING?? Jeff Bezos is STEPPING DOWN as CEO of Amazon.. so he can… count his money all day??? What WILL he do???


QUESTION: What does this Soul Cycle instructor have to say about CUTTING THE LINE to get the vaccine by saying she’s an “EDUCATOR??” “Sorry!!!! My bad!!!!!”


QUESTION: What is YOUR “sleep personality??” Are you a “Dolphin,” “Wolf,” “Bear” or a “Lion??” Take the test to find out.. and see which one GAINS WEIGHT!!!!!!

Flat Matthew McConaughey In New Super Bowl Ad

Matthew McConaughey’s entire body is flat in a new Super Bowl LV ad for Doritos 3D.  He struggles to live a normal life while flat, noting that he doesn’t feel like himself anymore.  McConaughey accidentally gets sucked up by a vacuum and has his flat appearance made fun of by Jimmy Kimmel on his late night show.  Mindy Kaling also appears as another guest of Kimmel’s and looks concerned about McConaughey’s predicament.  “Did you drive here or did you travel by fax,” Kimmel says.  McConaughey is able to turn back to his normal, fully-formed self after eating some Doritos 3D. McConaughey slides into a vending machine to get the chips but then becomes stuck inside the machine after getting his normal body back.  See the video HERE.
*******We figured Jimmy Kimmel would make fun of him!! He acts all politically correct, but he’s “Flat-o-phobic!!”
*****Matthew is standing up for the “dimensionally challenged!!”
*******Anyone who eats Doritos is NOT gonna be flat!!!!

Hollywood Sign Renamed

Six people having been arrested after altering California’s iconic “Hollywood” sign to read “Hollyboob.”  A tarp with the letter “B” was draped over the “W,” while a white dash was placed across the “D” in order to make it appear as a “B.” The Los Angeles Times reports that five men and one woman were seen on video surveillance around 1:15 p.m. When a police helicopter arrived, they could see the group move back down the steep terrain toward the famed Mulholland Drive.  The incident cannot be classified as vandalism “because the sign wasn’t damaged,” Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Capt. Steve Lurie, the Hollywood area commander said.  According to Deadline, one of the arrestees told an officer that the gag was done in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer.
********Of course, Breast Cancer Awareness month is in October, but….
******All the suspects are from Indian-nipplous!!
******As you can imagine, the Hollywood sign has its own security system!! There are cameras everywhere, and a loudspeaker where police tell you, “You’re trespassing! Get out!!” (true)
*****Is Hollyboob a website?? It should be!!!

New Social Media Reality Show

Fake Famous” is a new HBO Max documentary.  The yearlong social experiment follows veteran technology journalist Nick Bilton as he attempts to turn three 20-somethings with small social-media followings into bona fide Instagram influencers. “When you look on Instagram, there are over 140 million people who have over 100,000 followers,” Bilton told The NY Post. “How is it that the entire population of Russia can be perceived as famous? It’s not possible.” Bilton, who is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair and has worked for the New York Times, was troubled by a survey he saw. “Kids in America want to be influencers more than any other career,” he said. For him, this project was about exposing the lies internet personalities tell to “make it” online, and shedding light on the darker side of the industry.  “I hope a few of them see this and realize it’s not what it looks like, it’s not what it’s perceived to be,” said Bilton, 44. “At the end of the day, it’s not about making people feel better, it’s about making people feel worse for your own self-worth.”  In early 2019, Bilton put out a casting call in LA — the influencer mecca — asking one simple question: “Do you want to be famous?” About 5,000 people applied.  The plan was to “get three different people from three different walks of life and see how it turns out for them,” Bilton said. “We wanted to show that really anyone could do it.”
********Are you kidding? We’re disc jockeys!! We KNOW anyone can do it!!
*******It is true.. kids in high school and middle school would rather be social media influencers than anything else!! Which means: doing anything that pops into your head, and being the center of attention, and getting paid huge amounts of money!! 

Marilyn Manson Accused Of Abuse

Former porn star Jenna Jameson has revealed that she dumped Marilyn Manson because he bit her during sex — and fantasized about burning her alive.  She told about her “odd” fling in 1997 with the shock rocker, who was dropped by his record label Monday as a slew of exes accused him of years of abuse.  “We didn’t go out long because I cut it off after he would nonchalantly say he fantasized about burning me alive,” she told the outlet. “Once he started speaking to me violently, I was like … goodbye, Brian,” she said, using his real name, Brian Warner.  “Also the bruises from him biting me weren’t fun,” she said, adding, “Sexually he liked to bite, and it was disconcerting.”  “He is a lot. To say the least,” she told the Mail.  Manson came under fire Monday after actress Evan Rachel Wood accused him of being the man who “horrifically abused” her for years.  “I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission,” the rocker’s former fiancée wrote in an Instagram post — leading to numerous other accusations against him.  Manson insisted that the accusations were “horrible distortions of reality.”
*******Sounds like Marilyn Manson should pal around with Armie Hammer!!!
*******Who would believe that Marilyn Manson is weird?? It doesn’t make sense!!
*****He’s like a satanic Alice Cooper!!!

Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Being A Stay At Home Mom

Angelina Jolie, who shares six children between the ages of 12 and 19 with ex-husband Brad Pitt — opened up about parenting during the pandemic in a recent interview with British Vogue’s global creativity issue.  “Well, I was never very good at sitting still. Even though I wanted to have many children and be a mom, I always imagined it kind of like Jane Goodall, traveling in the middle of the jungle somewhere,” she said in the March issue, which hits newsstands on Feb. 5, adding “I didn’t imagine it in that true, traditional sense.”  She continued, “I feel like I’m lacking in all the skills to be a traditional stay-at-home mom.”  But she believes she’s able to take care of her kids because they’re good at taking care of themselves.  “I’m managing through it because the children are quite resilient, and they’re helping me, but I’m not good at it at all,” she said.  Jolie and Pitt, who split up in September 2016, share Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and 12-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.
*********But her nannies?? They’re VERY good at it!!
*****This is what happens when you have a lot of kids: they wind up taking care of each other!!
******She makes dinner every night.. usually boiling a rabbit in the back yard!!!

Dolly Parton Will Wait To Get The COVID Vaccine

Dolly Parton is eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but she says she isn’t in a rush to get the inoculation.  Dolly, despite donating $1 million to vaccine development last year, says she wants to wait until ‘more people get theirs’ before she makes her appointment.  She explained that she didn’t want it to look like she was getting special preference because of her generous donation.  Ask if she’d received her shot, Parton said: ‘No. I’m not going to get mine until some more people get theirs. I don’t want it to look like I’m jumping the line just because I donated money. I’m very funny about that. I’m going to get mine though, but I’m going to wait.’  ‘I’m at the age where I could have gotten mine legally last week. I turned 75. I was going to do it on my birthday, and I thought, “Nah, don’t do that.”  She said she is fully committed to getting the shot and once she does, she’ll talk about it in hopes it’ll encourage people.
*********Let’s see… if Dolly won’t get it, should we????
TOPIC: Have YOU gotten the vaccine?? If not, are you planning to??? 51% either say, “NO!” or “Not for awhile!!!”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Tyra Banks On Making Big Changes To ‘DWTS’-(National Enquirer)

Tyra Banks can’t recruit any A-listers for her second season hosting “Dancing With the Stars!”  “Now that Tyra has proved herself, she’s making massive changes to the show, including judges, celebrity contestants and even its format,” an insider dished.  “She’s determined to bring at least one A-list celebrity to her dance floor.  There’s even talk about bringing former host Tom Bergeron back as a contestant!”

Capitol Idea For Dolly!-(Globe)

A Tennessee pol has filed a bill to erect a statue of bighearted Dolly Parton at the state Capitol grounds in Nashville!  State Representative John Mark Windle wants to honor the 75-year-old superstar who donated millions to fund COVID vaccine research and donated $1.25 million to help victims of Tennessee wildfires to rebuild.  Says Windle, “At this point in history, is there a better example, not just in America but in the world, of a leader who is a kind, decent, passionate human being?”

Things You Don’t Know About:  Tarek El Moussa-(Us Weekly)

The HGTV star is flipping over his fun facts!

  1. My first job was a bag boy at Stater Bros. Markets in Buena Park, Calif.
  2. I first knew that I wanted to get into real estate in 2003.  I was 20 years old.
  3. My worst flipping experience [was when] we bought a house [last] year.  [It] almost fell over when we fixed the foundation.
  4. My favorite place to visit [is] our [other] home out in the desert in La Quinta, Calif.
  5. My most memorable fan experience was back in 2013 when I had the chance to meet Ryan Reed, a registered nurse out of Texas who was watching Flip or Flop.  She noticed a lump on my neck and messaged me.  I found out I had [thyroid] cancer because of her.
  6. The scariest moment in my life was a few months later, when I found out I also had [testicular] cancer.  I thought I was going to die.
  7. I’m passionate about every single day and all the opportunities that this world [offers], and the second chance that I’ve been given.

Lindsay Lohan:  Leaving L.A.-(Star)

In September, the onetime “It Girl” admitted she hadn’t been to L.A. “in 10 years.”  Now a globe-trotter, the 34-year-old says that she’s spent the past eight years in Dubai.  “It’s a city built on a desert,” she said of the glitzy Middle Eastern metropolis known for its over-the-top architecture.  And despite the city’s-and her own-rep as a place for tourists to party, she’s said, “I never go to clubs!”

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“I’m as honest as anyone in show business.  And it gets me into all kinds of trouble….I have not necessarily been the girl next door.  But it seems to have worked out.”-Cher, on remaining true to herself during her lengthy career.

“He’s a wealth of information.  He’s just full of wisdom.  I could literally talk to that guy all day.”-Steve Austin, on Straight Up guest Ice-T.

“We can be in the same house and still miss each other.”-Ciara, on husband of four years Russell Wilson.

Daisy Ridley:  Life After Star Wars-(People)

The British actress, 28, joins Tom Holland in the sci-fi thriller Chaos Walking and lends her voice to Baba Yaga, a new immersive virtual-realty experience.

How hard was it saying goodbye to Star Wars?

When we wrapped [Rise of Skywalker], I wept all day.  I felt like I was going to pop a vein because I was crying so much.  Obviously not to say that it was like grieving, but it was grieving something.  I’ll always have it, and we’re all bonded by this incredible thing.

Single Again!  Kim’s New Life-(In Touch)

With her divorce from Kanye West looming, Kim Kardashian is excited about life again.  Kim and Kanye’s nearly seven year marriage is in its death throes.  But was they prepare for the divorce filing that will make their split official, Kim 40, is hardly devastated.  She was losing sight of who she is for a while because Kanye, 43, “sucked all the energy out of her,” a source says.  “Now that it’s over, she feels free again.  She’s looking forward, not back.”



Girl Discovers Dinosaur Footprint

A dinosaur footprint found by a 4-year-old girl walking with her family at a Welsh beach is now headed to a museum, where it will be displayed alongside a plaque identifying its discoverer.  Richard Wilder said his family was walking Jan. 23 on Bendricks Bay beach in south Wales when his 4-year-old daughter, Lily, called his attention to a fossilized rock.  Wilder said the rock contained what the family believed to be a dinosaur footprint.  “It was almost too good to be true, how realistic it was. It was almost like someone had etched into the rock,” Wilder told CBC News.  The family’s Facebook post with photos of the rock came to the attention of the National Museum Wales, which retrieved the fossil from the beach.  “This fossilized dinosaur footprint from 220 million years ago is one of the best-preserved examples from anywhere in the U.K. and will really aid paleontologists to get a better idea about how these early dinosaurs walked,” Cindy Howells, curator at the Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum of Wales Paleontology, said in a statement.  See the pic HERE.
*********You know what they say: Big feet…..
*********Scientists have figured out why the dinosaurs went extinct!! They wouldn’t wear their masks!!
*******If that dinosaur was alive, that 4-year-old would have been a snack!!

3D Home For Sale

A New York state house billed as “the first 3D printed home in the United States” is being listed for sale online with an asking price of $299,999.  The Riverhead home, listed online by Zillow, was built by a company called SQ4D using an “autonomous robotic construction system” that involved a massive 3D printer creating each piece of the home at the building site.  “Built with concrete, this home will deliver strength and durability that conventional wood-frame construction cannot match,” the company said.  The 1,400-square-foot home features three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a detached two-car garage.  The process of building the home was chronicled by YouTuber Jarett Gross in a series of videos.  SQ4D said the company’s ultimate goal is to produce homes in the same fashion to bring down the cost of home ownership.
*******Did they print the kitchen appliances, too???
********This is how they’re planning to build the first settlement on Mars!! (true) They’ll send robots up to build the shelters before the humans arrive!!
********If you want to save money, you can always print a “2D” home, but it doesn’t have much curb appeal!!

Amber Alert Issued For Chucky!

The Texas Department of Public Safety said an Amber Alert that was issued for the cursed doll Chucky from the Child’s Play horror films was a test that was accidentally sent out.  The Amber Alert message that was sent out to subscribers of the Texas Alerts System three times on Friday describes the suspect, Chucky, as wearing “blue denim overalls with multi-colored striped long sleeve shirt” and says he was last seen “wielding a huge kitchen knife.”  Chucky was suspected of abducting “Glen Ray,” the cursed doll’s son from the film Seed of Chucky. The alert included photos of both movie characters.  The Texas Department of Safety said the fake Amber Alert was set up as a system test and was never meant to be seen by the public.  “This was actually a test we were running on a dev server and it accidentally went out,” DPS spokesman Ruben Medina told KPRC-TV.  See the video HERE
*******Meanwhile, 30 people called with Chucky sightings!!
*****Raiders coach John Gruden went into hiding!!

Man Finds Big Cash In Donated Clothing

A city worker sorting through donated clothes in Taiwan came across about $10,140 cash that had been stored in red envelopes and placed in the pockets of a clothing item.  The Taichung Nantung District Environmental Protection Bureau said Huang Chi-lung, a member of the bureau’s Cleanup Team, was sorting through bags of donated clothes at a collection site in the city when he found the cash and notified his supervisor.  Officials took the bag that contained the money to a local police station, where officers found receipts and other documents that identified the owner.  The owner, a 72-year-old woman, said her husband had gathered the clothes to be donated without realizing one of the items contained the envelopes of money she had been saving for retirement and a wedding gift for her daughter.
TOPIC: Where have you hidden money… that you forgot about???







9 Surprising Benefits Of Being In A Long-Distance Relationship

Huffington Post


  1. You don’t take the little things for granted.

“Sure, date nights are great. But we actually find ordinary life together downright magical. Morning hugs in the kitchen. Going to the grocery store together. Just seeing his toothbrush next to mine. Swoon!” — Cris Gladly


  1. You get to maintain more of your independence.

“Perhaps one of the best things about a long-distance relationship is the space that you have. You have lots of time for the things you love, for yourself, for missing each other. You get the benefits of being in a relationship, but can still enjoy your free, independent life.

“As a person who’s been through two years of transatlantic dating — and going on six years of marriage — I believe that it’s healthy to retain some level of distance in a relationship, even for couples who do live under one roof. Maybe that’s a weekend away with your girlfriends while he’s fishing with his friends. Distance helps each of you stay self-sufficient and makes it easier to maintain respect towards each other.” — Olga Baker


  1. You become pros at communicating.

“Being in a LDR has created a stronger level of communication than I think would have developed if we were in a ‘traditional’ relationship. At any given point, we had a 14-to-16-hour time difference between us, sometimes more if I traveled out west. This worked really well for me because I worked overnight shifts, so most of the time we were both awake at the same time. On days off, one of us either woke up early or stayed up late to ensure that we could talk to each other.

“Considering that months would often pass before we could see each other again, communication was all we had. In turn, I found that we were both very open about our emotions, how we felt about each other and how we felt about our situation moving forward. From almost day one, we have been very open and transparent with each other, and I think that made us stronger as a couple.” — Eames


  1. You make the most of whatever time you have together.

“One of the perks was the memories we got to make when we’d see each other. On my weeklong trips to visit Dan in Portugal or Colombia, it was like a constant back-to-back date night because we had to pack it all in before I had to fly home again. We look back on those trips knowing that we spent such excellent quality time together in only seven days that it turned out to be like more quality time in total than the time that couples have together in a regular month living in the same place.” — Becca of @Halfhalftravel


  1. You’re uniquely prepared for a pandemic.

“COVID has kept so many loved ones apart. But being in a long-distance relationship prepared me and my husband well. We already know exactly what to do to keep love strong and alive while apart. We’ve been doing those things for years!” — Gladly


  1. You find creative ways to keep your sex life hot.

“It’s easy to let your sexual relationship fall to the wayside when you’re with your partner every single day, especially during a pandemic. But a thriving sex life takes work and commitment. In LDRs, people are forced to nurture aspects of their relationships that they might not have otherwise — this is especially true with sex. We don’t have a playbook for LDR sex lives so we can get creative with it. It can become a multimedia erotic love fest between nude pics, FaceTime sex, mutual masturbation and sexting.” — Gigi Engle, author of “All The F*cking Mistakes: A Guide to Sex, Love, and Life”


  1. You get to explore new places together.

“I love traveling and seeing other parts of the world, which is coincidentally how we met. Since we started dating, I have been to Australia two more times and my husband has come to America four times before moving here. During those trips, we were able to play tourist in our respective homes and even see bits of each other’s countries. In between those visits, we also got to travel together to Vietnam and Peru together. He proposed at Machu Picchu, which is something I will never forget. We figured that seeing each other would always require a flight on one end or the other, but we could break it up and meet each other somewhere, and then experience a new country together.” — Eames


  1. Over time, two places start to feel like home.

“I get to live like a local in two cities on opposite sides of the planet. We have friends in both places. Favorite hangouts and coffee shops in both places. Two vastly differently environments now feel equally like home.” — Gladly


  1. You’re forced you to make some tough, but ultimately rewarding choices.

“LDRs are not an easy feat. They take work, no matter how serious or mutually casual the relationship. These kinds of relationships make you answer the very nerve-wracking question: What do I want from this and am I willing to do the work to make it happen? This is a terrifying aspect of romance that many millennials and Gen Z babes avoid in the never-ending quest to try and be ‘chill.’ LDRs don’t really have room for ‘chill’ and force us to figure out our values and get clear about what we want. Ultimately, that can leave you with a relationship (or relationships) that sustain you and benefit you in the long-term.” — Engle


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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