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Born on this day!! Composer-conductor John Williams is 91. ABC News anchor Ted Koppel is 83. Actor Nick Nolte is 82. Comedian Robert Klein is 81. Actor-guitarist Creed Bratton (“The Office”) (The Grass Roots) is 80. Actor Brooke Adams is 74. Actor Mary Steenburgen is 70. Author John Grisham is 68. Actor Henry Czerny (“Revenge,” ″The Tudors”) is 64. Singer Vince Neil of Motley Crue is 62. Actor Missy Yager (“Manchester By The Sea”) is 55. Actor Mary McCormack is 54. Actor Susan Misner (“Billions,” “The Americans”) is 52. Musician Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk is 49. Actor Seth Green (“Austin Powers,” ″Buffy The Vampire Slayer”) is 49. Actor Joshua Morrow (“The Young and the Restless”) is 49. Bassist Phoenix of Linkin Park is 46. Actor William Jackson Harper (“The Good Place”) is 43. Actor Jim Parrack (“True Blood”) is 42. Musician Joey Ryan of Milk Carton Kids is 41. Actor Cecily Strong (“Saturday Night Live”) is 39. Musician Anderson .Paak (solo and with Silk Sonic) is 37. Actor Karle Warren (“Judging Amy”) is 31.


1587 – Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded.
1693 – College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., received its charter, becoming the second institution of higher learning in the United States.
1870 – The National Weather Service was established under the U.S. Army Signal Corps.
1904 – The Russo-Japanese war began when the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the Russian fleet at Port Arthur in northeast China.
1915 – D. W. Griffith’s controversial epic, The Birth of a Nation premiered in Los Angeles.
1924 – The gas chamber was used for the first time as a method of execution in the United States. Gangster Gee Jon was put to death at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City.
1960 – The payola (pay for broadcast airplay) hearings opened in the U.S. House of Representatives. Dick Clark would testify in April.
1980 – President Jimmy Carter revealed his plan to reinstate selective service draft registration.

Today Is: Boy Scout Anniversary Day, Laugh and Get Rich Day, Opera Day, Wear Orange Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Super Bowl Commercials  /  9:00 – Lingo  /  10:00 – Tough As Nails
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  /  9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 –  The Conners  /  8:30 – Not Dead Yet   /  9:00 – Abbott Elementary  /  9:30 – Not Dead Yet  /  10:00 – A Million Little Things
FOX – 8:00 – Name That Tune  /  9:00 – Special Forces
CW – 8:00 –  The Flash  /  9:00 – Kung Fu

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Sally Field, Jacob Latimore (R 1/19/23)
Jimmy Fallon: Queen Latifah, M. Night Shyamalan, Orlando Leyba
Stephen Colbert: Rachel Brosnahan, Murray Bartlett (R 1/30/23)
Seth Meyers: Justice Smith, Regina Spektor
James Corden: Adam Pally, Gordon Ramsay, Margot Price, Sharon Van Etten
Watch What Happens Live: Tom Schwartz, Tom Sandoval
Daily Show: Guest host Chelsea Handler
The View: Laurence Fishburne
The Talk: Ken Jeong, Phillip Boutté Jr.
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Penn Badgley
Kelly Clarkson: Rose Byrne, Harry Hamlin, Lukas Graham, Mickey Guyton
Tamron Hall: Erika Alexander
Drew Barrymore: Theresa Giudice, Adam Pally
Jennifer Hudson: Patti LaBelle

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

QUESTION: Can you hold back the tears??? This Cali dude had an 85-inch TV STOLEN from his pick-up… but got it returned by good Samaritans in time for the SUPER BOWL!!!


QUESTION: How do you make yourself MORE ATTRACTIVE on dates?? This psychiatrist gives you FOUR TRICKS that will have them thirsting for more!!!! Hello………


QUESTION: “Yellowstone” WITHOUT Kevin Costner?? They say he’s LEAVING.. and a spin-off is being created featuring MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY!!!! Alright, alright, alright!!


QUESTION: Getting a FAKE TAN for your hot date?? This guy was trying a bronzer… but it didn’t turn out quite the way he saw it in his mind!!!!! Back to the tanning bed???????
Darren (pictured), from Middlesbrough, attempted to give his skin a gentle glow ahead of going on a date but accidentally fell asleep after applying the lotion

QUESTION: Did this GENDER REVEAL go TOO FAR??? The couple is accused of having a “forest fire esthetic” as their pyro display almost started a WILDFIRE!!!!!!!
The TikTok -- which was posted in early December and has been viewed nearly 21 million times -- shows the family in front of a huge sign that reads "oh baby" which is decorated in pink and blue balloons.

Han Solo’s Blaster Sells Big At Auction

Han Solo’s blaster from the original Star Wars trilogy became the most expensive prop gun sold at auction when it fetched a price of $1,057,500.  The blaster, known officially in Star Wars lore as a BlasTech DL-44 Heavy Blaster, was one of three wielded by actor Harrison Ford during the filming of 1977’s Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.  Illinois-based Rock Island Auctions said the blaster is the only one of the three to survive to the modern day.  The prop was modeled after a German-made Mauser C96, dating to World War I, and utilized parts from a World War II-era MG81 machine gun, as well as an early 20th-century Hensoldt-Wetzlar rifle scope.  Guinness World Records confirmed the price earned the blaster the title of the most expensive prop gun sold at auction.  See the pic HERE.
********If only Alec Baldwin had used this prop gun… Alyna Hutchins would still be here!!
*******For that price, it should be delivered in person by Harrison Ford!!
******Almost everything in that movie was modeled after WWII stuff!!!

Grammy Ratings Rise

About 12.4 million viewers watched the 65th Grammy Awards ceremony on CBS and its platforms Sunday.  The network said Monday this represents a 30 percent increase from last year and the largest audience for the Grammys since 2020.  The annual gala recognizes excellence in music across all genres for the previous year.  Trevor Noah hosted Sunday’s show where Beyonce won her historic 32nd Grammy and Harry Styles took the evening’s top prize of Best Album for Harry’s House.
**********So many people tuned in to see what Madonna looked like!!!

Baywatch Swimsuit Still Fits Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson revealed she still has the iconic red one-piece she wore on Baywatch, and even tries it on from time to time.  “I had a couple back then. Now I only have one and it fits,” the “Pamela, A Love Story” Netflix star told “Entertainment Tonight” Canada.  “I put it on every once in a while. Still fits!”  She added she’ll occasionally put it on as a party trick.  “One time I was with my friends, I was out with Luke Gilford, this photographer, and I was at a party with him. I remember they were like, ‘Where’s Pamela?’” she recalled.  “I jumped in the shower and I came out soaking wet and gave everyone mouth to mouth.”  She celebrated the premiere of her Netflix documentary by hitting the red carpet in a sexy red dress reminiscent of her famous bathing suit.  She has been busy promoting the doc as well as her recently released memoir, “Love, Pamela: A Memoir of Prose, Poetry, and Truth.”
*********She’s fun at a party!! Mouth to mouth??

Rihanna May Hit The Road After the Super Bowl

There are rumors that Rihanna is going on tour after her Super Bowl Halftime Show.  Sources say they have heard rumblings about the “Work” singer hitting the road later this year, but any semblance of plans is being kept under lock and key.  “There has been a lot of talk among people in the know, especially in the last week or two, that Rihanna is gearing up to announce a tour,” one insider shares. “It seems to be more than just hearsay at this point.”  Other sources say, “Even some members of Rihanna’s team have been kept in the dark. It’s all a big secret, from the details of her halftime show to what’s next — if anything.”  It would be her first tour since 2016, when she took her “Anti” album to three continents and performed 75 shows.
********She needs the money!!! Not!!!!

Bennifer Conversation Revealed From Grammys Show

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s tense conversation at the 2023 Grammys has been revealed.  It appears she was aware Ben was going viral for his “miserable” appearance during the awards show Sunday night and turned around to chastise him to improve his facial expressions.  “Stop,” Lopez told Affleck, according to a lip reader who spoke to the Daily Mail. “Look more friendly. Look motivated.”  “I might,” the actor replied, per the interpreter.  Although a source insisted that the couple were perfectly fine despite Affleck’s questionable resting face, Lopez went into PR overdrive after music’s biggest night and insisted on social media that she had the “best time” with Ben.  “Always the best time with my love, my husband,” she captioned an Instagram clip.  But the post didn’t reassure all of J.Lo’s fans, as many remained convinced that there was trouble in paradise.  “I don’t know but I get vibes from those two that seem off,” wrote one fan, while another observed, “Ben doesn’t seems happy.”  “The pictures and video I saw did not portray happiness,” a third added.
**********Ben will be just as happy as J Lo allows him to be!!!
*****Maybe he’s realizing how much maintenance is involved here!!
*******What month do you have in the Bennifer Split pool???

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Dating A 19 Year Old

Leonardo DiCaprio, 48, was trolled online this week over his alleged romance with 19-year-old model Eden Polani.  He was spotted with the model at an EP launch party for Detroit singer Ebony Riley.   They were seen sitting near each other, sparking the unconfirmed dating rumors.  The image sent Twitter users into an uproar.  “Leonardo DiCaprio’s girlfriend is so young her high school experience was interrupted by COVID-19,” slammed one user Monday.  “There’s a dog now who’s older than Leonardo DiCaprio’s girlfriend. Let that sink in for a moment,” joked a second person, referencing the world’s oldest dog, 30-year-old Bobi.  One Twitter user pointed out that his newest girlfriend was born six years after “Titanic” was released in 1997.  “Kate Winslet was 22 when she was nominated for an Oscar for Titanic. Which is 3 years older than Leonardo DiCaprio’s current girlfriend,” stated a user.
**********Stop drinking that Hateraide!!!!!
*****So what if he has to take her back to her dorm after a date???
*****There is a big age difference, but as Larry King used to say, “If she dies, she dies!!”
*****Just remember: girls grow up faster than boys do!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Depp Legal Eagle Lays Rotten Egg!-(National Enquirer)

The jury is NOT out on Johnny Depp’s former lawyer Camille Vasquez-the staff at NBC is already giving the newly hired on-air legal analyst the cold shoulder!  “Poor Camille arrived at precisely the wrong time,” snipes a source.  “The week she arrived, double digits of workers were fired-yet NBC found the money to hire a 38-year-old beauty queen!  Camille wouldn’t have been booked as a guest before working for Johnny Depp, and folks around the office are mad.”



Stowaway Frog

Transportation Security Administration officers at a Pennsylvania airport made an unusual discovery in a checked bag — a “stowaway” frog.  Lisa Farbstein, a spokesperson for TSA Public Affairs Northeast, said a checked bag triggered an alarm during security screening at Harrisburg International Airport.  Farbstein tweeted the “stowaway” hopped out of the checked bag while officers were examining it.  “This little creature was toad-aly surprised when he was spotted and he asked for frog-iveness,” Farbstein wrote. “This find by TSA officers won’t be easily frog-gotten.” See the pic HERE.
**********You mean they “wart” looking for it???
******They bought the frog breakfast at IHOP!!
TOPIC: Most embarrassing thing you left in your luggage!!

Janitor Locks Self In Jail Cell

Libia Vargas De Dinas said she held tight to her faith for the three nights she spent inside a holding cell after the door closed behind her on Friday, Jan. 27.   The 72-year-old janitor was cleaning an inmate holding cell at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, Friday night when “the door shut behind her and she was unable to open it,” police said, according to WESH-TV.  Vargas De Dinas told the station by phone from her hospital bed that she knew no one would go up to the 23rd floor until Monday morning, describing that realization and the fact that her key card and cell phone were out of reach as “total despair.”  “I prayed to God that he would take care of my health, body, mind, soul and spirit,” Vargas De Dinas told the station in Spanish. While she didn’t have food for those three nights, she was able to drink from a faucet above the cell’s toilet. Complicating her problem was her diabetes and the fact that she couldn’t take any insulin.
***********Someone had a guardian angel!!!!
*****She kept hoping someone would get arrested so they’d use that cell.. but, no luck!!

9 Year Old Getting High School Diploma

A 9-year-old Pennsylvania boy with dreams of becoming an astrophysicist is one step closer to his goal after graduating high school.  David Balogun started at Harrisburg-based Reach Cyber Charter School as a third-grader, and now has been awarded his high school diploma after completing the required classes virtually from his home in Bensalem.  “I wanted to do it because I had the ability to do it,” Balogun told WPMT-TV. “So why not use those abilities for the greater good?”  Balogun, who is also working on getting his black belt in karate, has already completed a semester at Bucks County Community College and is looking into continuing his education at a four-year college or university.  “I want to be an astrophysicist and I want to study black holes and supernovas,” Balogun told CBS Philadelphia.
TOPIC: Graduating high school before you get your first boner.. good or bad???
******It’s a great accomplishment, but don’t peak too early!!

Woman Wins Lottery On Her First Try

An 18-year-old woman has made history by winning $48 million after she purchased a lottery ticket for the first time.  Juliette Lamour, 18, of Ontario, Canada, was announced as the winner by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLGC) on Friday, making her the country’s youngest person to win a lottery prize of this amount.  Lamour purchased the winning ticket after her grandfather suggested she buy one for her 18th birthday. The 18-year-old said she forgot about the ticket until her coworkers told her that someone from her hometown had won the drawing on Jan. 7.   “I just turned 18 and my grandfather suggested I buy the lottery ticket for fun,” Lamour told Global News. “When I went to the store, I wasn’t sure what to ask for because I had never bought a ticket before, so I called my dad, who told me to buy a LOTTI 6-49 Quick Pick.”  “I still can’t believe I hit the Gold Ball jackpot on my very first lottery ticket!” Lamour exclaimed.  The OLGC stated: “While there have been other 18-year-old lottery winners across Canada in recent years, none has won as much as Juliette.”  Lamour also said she plans to finish her studies and travel before heading back to school to become a doctor and practice medicine.   “Once my school is done, my family and I will pick a continent and start exploring,” she said, according to The Guardian. I want to experience different countries, study their history and culture, try their food, and listen to their language.”
***********You could start in Kentucky!!!!









The Rudest Things You Can Say To A Pregnant Person


  1. “You look like you’re about to pop!”

Or you might be guilty of other variations like: “Wow, you’re huge!”; “You must be due any day now!” or “Are you sure you aren’t having twins?” While you may think you’re just making idle chit-chat in the grocery store check-out line, these kinds of remarks can be irritating — or even harmful — depending on whom you’re talking to.  The many bodily changes of pregnancy can be difficult to contend with, especially for those who have struggled with body image issues or an eating disorder. So telling a pregnant person how “big” they look, whether directly or indirectly, is unwelcome.  Similarly, asking someone if they’re having twins is a no-no.  “The implication of this comment is: You look bigger than you should for only having one baby,” Dr. Christine Sterling, an OB-GYN and founder of Sterling Parents, told HuffPost. “Commenting on other people’s bodies is not only rude, it can feed into disordered eating and body shame.”  And consider, too, the people who may have started the pregnancy with twins but lost one of them along the way.  “In IVF pregnancies, some studies have found the risk of ‘vanishing twin’ — when one twin is lost — to be as high as 36%.” Sterling said. “Imagine how hurtful it is to hear, ‘Are you sure there aren’t two in there?’ when you’ve lost a twin.”  Being a pregnant person with a social media presence can make you a target for cruel remarks — especially when you’re in a larger body.

“I’ve been told more rude things than I can count,” body acceptance advocate Suz Gillies-Smith told HuffPost. “‘Men will really stick it in anything.’ ‘Your baby is going to wish they were aborted.’ ‘Lay off the carbs and go to the gym.’ ‘Pregnancy isn’t an excuse to gain weight.’ ‘You’re going to get diabetes and kill your baby.’ ‘How’d he find it?’”  “Just like commenting on someone’s body or life when they’re not pregnant, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything,” she said.

  1. “You don’t even look pregnant!”

Living in a largely fat-phobic society, people often think they’re giving a compliment when they talk about how “small” a pregnant person looks. But these comments can create anxiety for moms-to-be about the size and health of their baby.  “In my first pregnancy, I received so many comments about my ‘tiny belly’ — including someone telling me that I didn’t even ‘look pregnant’ at my own baby shower — that I began to feel anxious about my baby’s growth,” Kelsey Haywood Lucas — founder of Motherspeak and co-founder of the motherhood newsletter Two Truths — told HuffPost.  “While my OB assured me that everything was fine, I eventually requested a completely unnecessary ultrasound just to get some peace of mind. In my second pregnancy, I received the same type of comments once again; but I knew to ignore them and trust my doctor — and myself — instead,” she said.  Sterling seconded this, saying, “I cannot tell you how many times mamas have cried to me” after hearing this kind of comment from someone in their life. “It can be especially hurtful if they’ve been dealing with nausea and vomiting or hyperemesis and struggling to keep weight on,” she said. “It’s also very anxiety provoking for when someone’s baby has intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and we are monitoring their growth very closely.”  Cassie Shortsleeve, a journalist and founder of Dear Sunday Motherhood, said she’s found it’s better not to make any comments about someone’s physical appearance right off the bat. Instead, ask them how they’re doing, then follow their lead from there.

“Maybe they feel great and would love a compliment. Maybe pregnancy has caused body image issues to bubble up,” said Shortsleeve, who also co-founded Two Truths with Haywood Lucas. “Maybe everyone is telling them they ‘look great,’ and they don’t feel great. Maybe they want to talk about anything but the way they look. Maybe they want to talk about it. Going back to that ‘How are you feeling?’ question is always a good start.”  The bottom line: “Do not comment on their size,” said Dr. Johana D. Oviedo — an OB-GYN and a clinical assistant professor at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine. “Big or small, doesn’t matter! Don’t do it. You do not know what that individual is going through.”

  1. “Should you really be eating or drinking that?”

Just as you need not share your thoughts on a pregnant person’s body shape or size, please also keep comments about their food or beverage choices to yourself — whether it’s the caffeinated vanilla latte they’re sipping or the salmon avocado roll they’re eating.

“If there’s a food you think a pregnant person should not be eating, you are probably wrong,” Oviedo said. “For example, coffee. Your comments are unwelcome.”  Other times, people may feel the need to pass judgment on what a pregnant person is eating because they don’t think the food in question is healthy enough. But what’s on someone else’s plate is none of your concern, pregnant or not. Simple as that.

  1. “You sure have your hands full!”

Pregnant women often hear this when they’re running errands with their other kids in tow or any time it’s apparent just how much they’re juggling. As artist Catie Atkinson pointed out, chances are this mother already “feels the immense weight of the role she’s carrying” without your commentary.

And while this remark is often rooted in kindness, it “rarely feels good,” said Atkinson — the woman behind @spiritysol on Instagram and founder of Your Digital Doula. It implies that the mom isn’t it balancing it all as effortlessly as she should be.  “Our society leaves very little room for the loud, messy, awkward reality of moving through public with small children and a pregnant body that may feel uncomfortable, tired, or downright painful,” she said.

“When you’re already feeling self-conscious or anxious, the last thing you want is someone drawing more attention to the source of that discomfort. Comments like ‘You sure have your hands full!’ can also feel like salt in a wound because most of us would love a helping hand and deeper support.”  A better option? When you see a mom with a lot on her plate, stop and ask what you can do to lighten her load, Atkinson suggested.

  1. “Are you so excited?!”

This is another comment that is often intended to be supportive but can inadvertently have the opposite effect. Any remark that assumes a mom-to-be should feel a particular way about her pregnancy fails to acknowledge the full spectrum of emotions she may be experiencing.  “Too often, I find we approach pregnancy from a place of all joy, ” Shortsleeve said. “While pregnancy often is a joy, joy is not always the reigning emotion. Many pregnant people experience joy and happiness as well as things like discomfort, overwhelm, or sadness ― sometimes all at the same time.”  “People who have experienced loss or have had challenging fertility journeys can also experience a lot of fear and anxiety during pregnancy.” When you ask a leading question like this, it doesn’t allow space for the truth of the person’s experience. And that makes it harder to genuinely connect, Shortsleeve said.

“Worse, we condition them to think, ‘If I’m not super excited all the time, is there something wrong with me?’ There’s not,” she said. “It’s important that we make space for someone to share the full breadth of their emotional experience. You could always start with something like, ‘Congratulations! Pregnancy is a huge change. How are you feeling?’”

  1. “Get ready to never sleep again!”

It’s normal for people with a baby on the way to have some fear about how their life will change — and that includes their ability to rest, Atkinson said.  “Focusing on this challenging aspect of new parenthood is rude, unhelpful, and usually just makes pregnant people feel more anxious.”

If a pregnant woman tells someone she’s exhausted or not sleeping well, it’s sometimes met with a flippant, “Oh, just wait till the baby comes!” This kind of phrasing is “incredibly minimizing,” Sterling said. “Pregnancy insomnia is a very real and often debilitating symptom, but whenever pregnancy people complain about sleep, someone has to pull out, ‘Just wait until baby gets here, it gets so much worse!’” she said. “Can you imagine feeling absolutely exhausted and instead of kindness or understanding, everyone just tells you how it’s going to get worse?”

  1. “You better enjoy it now, because it’s all over once the baby arrives!”

And these kinds of buzzkill comments aren’t just limited to sleep. Anytime a pregnant person is having fun, relaxing or otherwise enjoying life, it seems like someone wants to come rain on their parade.

Think: “Going out to dinner at a nice restaurant. Sitting by the pool reading a book. Travel of any kind,” Haywood Lucas said.  “For some reason, people love to interrupt pregnant people who are out in public enjoying themselves just to tell them that their future baby will strip that particular pleasure from their life. The truth is that if you want to make something a priority in your life, you can and will find a way to enjoy it — even with kids in tow.”


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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