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Born on this day!! Singer Eric Stewart (10cc, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders) is 76. Director David Lynch is 75. Drummer George Grantham of Poco is 74. Guitarist Paul Stanley of Kiss is 69. Bassist Ian Hill of Judas Priest is 69. TV host Bill Maher (“Politically Incorrect”) is 65. Actor Lorenzo Lamas is 63. Actor James Denton (“Desperate Housewives”) is 58. Bassist Greg K. of The Offspring is 56. Country singer John Michael Montgomery is 56. Actor Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) is 55. Actor Stacey Dash (“Clueless”) is 54. Actor Reno Wilson (“Mike and Molly”) is 52. Singer Edwin McCain is 51. Actor Skeet Ulrich is 51. Drummer Questlove of The Roots is 50. Drummer Rob Bourdon of Linkin Park is 42. Singer-songwriter Bonnie McKee is 37. Country singer Brantley Gilbert is 36. Singer Kevin Parker of Tame Impala is 35. Actor Evan Peters (“American Horror Story”) is 34.


1801 – John Marshall was appointed Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
1841 – As a result of the First Opium War, Hong Kong was ceded to the British.
1885 – LaMarcus A. Thompson of Coney Island patented the roller coaster.
1942 – The Nazis formulated their “Final Solution” regarding the Jews at the Wannsee Conference.
1964 – The Beatles released their first album in the United States, Meet the Beatles.
1981 – President Reagan became the oldest president to take office (69 years and 349 days).
1986 – Martin Luther King, Jr., day was celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.
2009 – Hundreds of thousands of people watched in front of the Capitol as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are sworn into office. Obama makes history as the first African-American U.S. president.
2012 – Singer Etta James died less than a week before her 74th birthday.

Today Is: Bodhi Day, Camcorder Day, Inauguration Day, National Cheese Lovers Day, National Day of Service, Penguin Awareness Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Inauguration Day
NBC – 8:00  – Inauguration Day
– 8:00 –  Inauguration Day
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Dancer  /  9:00 – Name That Tune
CW – 8:00 –  Riverdale  /  9:00 – Nancy Drew

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: John Oliver
Jimmy Fallon: Martin Scorsese, Fran Lebowitz, Hunter Schafer, Playboi Carti
Stephen Colbert: Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor, Peter CottonTale, Chance the Rapper, Cynthia Erivo, the Chicago Children’s Choir, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Kofi Lost
James Corden: Dakota Johnson, AJR
Lilly Singh: Karamo Brown
Conan: Max Greenfield
Watch What Happens Live: Meredith Marks, Heather Gay
The View: Pre-empted
The Talk: Pre-empted
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Kate Mara, Jonathan Scott, Jason Cameron (R 11/10/20)
Ellen DeGeneres: Thomas Middleditch (R 10/28/20)
Wendy Williams: Chris Witherspoon, Bahar Takhtechian
The Real: Sisqo, Shawn Stockman, Raheem DeVaughn, Omar Wilson, David Ajala
Kelly Clarkson: Cheryl Hines, Michelle Buteau (R 10/16/20)
Tamron Hall: Clinton Kelly, Galey Alix Gravenstein (R 12/3/20)
Drew Barrymore: Hailee Steinfeld, Karamo Brown

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

QUESTION: What smells like Gwyneth Paltrow’s vagina and BLOWS UP when you light it?? It’s the Va Jay Jay scented GOOP candle, and it’s really HOT!!


QUESTION: Best dog EVER??? This guy spent $400 on x-rays to find out why his dog was limping, then found out his pooch was just imitating HIM! Empathy!!


QUESTION: Why is the menu of this Chinese restaurant GOING VIRAL?? Because it’s SO HONEST!! “Our food is not very good..” yet… PEOPLE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: So soon?? “Bachelorette” star Dale Moss confirms that the ENGAGEMENT IS OFF!! He’s broken up with Clare Crawley after five months!! Shock????


QUESTION: Didn’t Snoop Dogg HATE TRUMP?? Yep, but he also lobbied him to pardon an old friend, and it WORKED!! Death Row founder Harry O Harris is out!!

Kim and Kanye Stop Marriage Counseling

An official split between Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West may be fast-approaching, a source says.  According to the source, they have “completely” stopped going to marriage counseling. A separate insider told People Magazine earlier this month that the couple was in marital therapy in an effort to salvage their fractured relationship.  “He is talking to divorce lawyers this week,” the source says of Kanye.  The news comes less than two weeks after multiple sources confirmed that Kim plans to file for divorce from West and has been working with high-profile divorce attorney Laura Wasser.  “They are just not on the same page when it comes to their future as a family,” one insider says. “And Kim is okay with it.”
*****They made a mistake and went into the room labeled “Martial Therapy!!”
******Marriage counseling usually consists of paying someone a lot of money to listen to you scream at each other!!
*******She’s still a Golddigger.. ’cause she’s got the gold.. and he doesn’t dig her!!
****Right now they’re trying to figure out who gets Montana.. because he owns the entire state!!!
BREAKING: They filmed Kim and Kanye’s marriage problems for the final season of “KUWTK!!” Story HERE!!!

Drunk Guy Changes His Name To Celine Dion

A Céline Dion fan in the UK got drunk and legally changed his name to hers — then promptly forgot about it. The 30-year-old Céline Dion named Thomas Dodd says that he came up with the idea while boozing it up and watching a TV concert by her on Christmas Eve — because he loves her. “She [is] my go-to person I listen to when I need cheering up,” he told The New York Post via Twitter.  He said he spent much of the pandemic watching concerts while at home, including one by Dion over the holiday that was accompanied by a magnum of Champagne given to him by a friend. “That’ll probably explain a lot!” he said.  While enjoying the show, he plunked down 89 pounds (about $122) and officially took her name via an online application. However, the details are a bit fuzzy.  “I honestly, hand on heart, don’t remember doing it!” he said. “I remember watching the concert and remember getting rather tipsy.”  Days later, he came home from work as a hospitality manager in Staffordshire, England, to find an envelope with documentation waiting for him.  “I wasn’t aware I had done it until I found that envelope in my post,” he explained. “Initially, I had to sit down as I couldn’t believe it — so I then checked my bank which confirmed it all.”  See him on Ellen HERE.
*********Freudian slip… he was trying to change his name to “The Rock!!”
******He should have changed it “MISTER Celine Dion..” he could’ve sued for spousal support!!
TOPIC: If you could change your name to any name, what would it be????

Ben Affleck Torn Over Split

Ben Affleck was hoping that Ana de Armas was the one.  After a source close to the two told PEOPLE that the pair recently split, a source says that Affleck was invested in the success of his relationship with de Armas, 32, whom he was first linked to in early 2020.  “Ben really wanted their relationship to work,” the source says. “Ana has a great energy. Ben was always very happy when Ana was around. She likes to stay healthy and inspired Ben to keep staying healthy too.”  However, the pair’s relationship “was very complicated,” the source notes. “Ana is young and adventurous,” adds the source. “When she is not working, she wants to travel. She doesn’t want to settle down in Los Angeles. Ben needs to live in L.A. since his kids do.”  While Affleck “has been upset about the split,” the source says that Ben “is committed to focus on the happy things in his life.” Affleck and de Armas, who first met while filming the upcoming thriller Deep Water in New Orleans in late 2019, had been romantically linked since early March 2020, when they were seen on a trip to her native Cuba.
********Ben met Ana, made a hit.. she wanted kids?? Ben-Ana Split!!
********He even threw out his Ana de Armas cardboard cut out!!!

Al Roker Gets COVID Vaccination

Al Roker received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday’s episode of the “Today” show, documenting the process live from New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital.  He told viewers that he qualified for the vaccine in New York state because he’s over 65 — not because he’s a celebrity.  “All weekend long, I went on the New York state Health dot Gov website and kept logging in and adding in my information, kept logging in, and logging in,” he said, noting that he found success on Sunday morning.  “I kept hitting refresh, refresh, refresh on the browser, and finally got in,” Roker continued. “… They put up a certain number of appointments each day and then, luck of the draw.”  Roker said his brother Christopher Roker, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, previously said, “Hey, you can come here,” but the TV weather anchor said “no.”  “… I said, ‘I don’t want to jump the line, I want to do this officially,’” he said.
*****He’s a weatherman… so he knows which way the wind is blowing!!
TOPIC: Are YOU having trouble figuring out how you get the vaccine?? Or do you live anywhere but California??
*******Does it seem like if you complain about the vaccine, they send someone out to infect you?? Or are we just paranoid??

Wendy Williams And Her Brother At Odds

Wendy Williams announced the passing of her mother back in December, taking time off from her daytime talk show to grieve with family. Now, her brother Tommy Williams is claiming she actually skipped the funeral to have lunch with her ex-husband Kevin Hunter — an accusation the host says is not true.  Williams responded during Monday’s “Hot Topics” segment on her show, claiming her brother is “pegging me to be a person that I’m not,” while going on to threaten, “You don’t want me to start pegging you to be the person that you are, with full-blown receipts. I could fill the audience with receipts.”  Williams proceeded to drop those receipts during Tuesday’s “Hot Topics” segment, telling fans that she actually did attend the “service” — and witnessed her brother start a fight with a family member.  “You started a fight over an open casket, right there over my mother. Thank God we were at a civilized funeral home,” she claimed. “And the men of the funeral home blocked so that Mommy wouldn’t fall out and there’d be a catastrophe. You should know better at 53.”  See the video HERE.
********Sounds like a great family!!
******Wendy’s life is a hot mess.. why should her brother be any different??

Saved By The Bell Renewed

Peacock’s Saved by the Bell reboot has been renewed for a second season, the streaming service announced Tuesday. An additional 10 episodes have been ordered for the comedy series, which debuted on Peacock last November.  “I’m thrilled that Saved by the Bell has been renewed. I’ve been blown away by all the love for the show and can’t wait to go back and make more episodes,” said writer and executive producer Tracey Wigfield in a statement.  “Hopefully we stay on Peacock for many more seasons, and then in 30 years, somebody does a reboot of our reboot and invents the three boot,” she added.  In the reimagined series, Mark-Paul Gosselaar‘s Zack Morris is now the governor of California, and after some political turmoil, he decides to send students from a now-closed, low-income high school to the state’s best schools — including Bayside High.  Elizabeth Berkley‘s Jessie Spano and Mario Lopez‘s A.C. Slater, who is now Bayside’s gym teacher, also reunite at the school alongside a slew of new students.  Additionally, Lark Voorhies and Tiffani Thiessen have reprised their roles as Lisa Turtle and Kelly Kapowski, respectively.
*********Can Mark take some time off the show and actually run the state?? We need him!!
*******Have they rebooted EVERY show, now??? No????


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Hilaria Hysteria!-(National Enquirer)

Insiders fear humiliated Hilaria Baldwin is headed for a complete mental breakdown after being exposed for perpetuating the loco perception she is Spanish!  “She’s been savaged for cultural appropriation, and now people around her are concerned she might collapse under the criticism,” an insider snitched.  “She’s a wreck and no one knows if she can snap out of it.”  Although Hilaria was forced to admit she was born Hillary Hayward-Thomas, “a white girl from Boston” raised in a $4 million home, she insisted her only crime was being misunderstood!  She explained that her family often vacationed in Mallorca, [Spain], and her brother and parents have since moved there.  “Home is where my parents are going to be,” Hilaria said.  Board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman, who has not treated Hilaria says, “She chose to be someone she wasn’t.  Now she’s forced to be someone she didn’t want to be.  Without professional help, it may be too much!”

George Is Still Tree-Mendous!-(Globe)

Do you want to know a secret?  Paul McCartney, 78, insists he still gabs with dead pal George Harrison, whose sprightly spirit has planted itself in a tree!  “George was very into horticulture, a really good gardener, so he gave me a tree as a present.  It’s a big fir tree and it’s by my gate,” explains the legendary musician, whose former Beatles bandmate succumbed to lung cancer in 2001.  “There he is, growing strongly, an ever-present presence.  George has entered that tree, for me.  I hope he’s happy [or sappy] with that.”

The Ring Is Off!-(Us Weekly)

L.A., Jan. 5

While visiting BFF Ben Affleck, Matt Damon was spotted without his wedding band-one month after celebrating his 15th anniversary with wife Luciana Barroso.

It’s Not Over Til It’s Over!-(Star)

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

Sparks flew when swimsuit model Chrissy, 35, starred in John’s 2006 music video “Stereo.”  Everything was going swimmingly until one day, when the singer, 42, hit a rough patch while out on the road, he told her he wanted out.  Chrissy wasn’t having it.  “He was on tour and his voice hurt and he was being a whiny face about everything, and so yeah, I was like, ‘No,’” she recalled.  Their split lasted only 24 hours, and the duo went on to tie the knot in 2013 and are now parents of two.

“Wonder Woman 1984” A Super Flop!-(Life & Style)

Critics didn’t need the Lasso of Truth to compel them to be honest.  “Wonder Woman 1984” has been hailed an “empty spectacle” thanks to its “utter mess of a plot” and “downright embarrassing” special effects-and according to a source, it’s left Gal Gadot and Kristen Wiig wishing they could borrow the invisible jet!  “The movie may have broken box-office and streaming records, but Gal was still shocked by all the negative reviews,” the source says.  “Kristen, especially, feels like a laughingstock.”  Although the “SNL” alum, 47, delivered a scene-stealing performance, the CGI used to create her character, Cheetah, drew comparisons to the widely panned “Cats.”  Fortunately, Warner Bros. believes this is a franchise worth rescuing.  Gal, 35, is set to reprise her role in “Wonder Woman 3.”

Jason Sudeikis:  Blindsided by Olivia?-(People)

As Olivia Wilde continues to spend time with new beau Harry Styles, sources say her ex-fiance Jason Sudeikis is feeling wronged.  While one insider maintains the actress-director, 36, and the Saturday Night Live alum, 45, split in early 2020, another source argues that isn’t so.  “Jason feels that the timeline that Olivia and Harry would like people to believe-that she and Jason split ages ago, long before she became involved with Harry-is simply not accurate,” says the source.  “Olivia and Jason were very much together as recently as this fall.”  A month after Wilde began filming her upcoming horror film Don’t Worry Darling with Styles, 26, Sudeikis “began to get the impression that Olivia wanted out” of their seven-year relationship, claims the source.  The exes may disagree on the details of their breakup, but one thing is for sure.  “Jason is absolutely heartbroken about the split,” says the source.  “He would like to have hope that maybe there’s a way for them to repair things, but what happens next remains to be seen.”

Bride-To-Be of the Week-(In Touch)

Gwen Stefani

“It was kind of in my mind.  ‘We’ve been together a long time now.  What’s going on?’”

-admitting she was frustrated by Blake Shelton not proposing for years.



Lion Statues Stolen

A Pennsylvania family is offering a $500 reward for the safe return of a pair of 100-pound lion statues taken from an 87-year-old woman’s porch.  Contance Hartman, of Hanover Township, said the lions were the symbols of her family restaurant when it operated from 1986 until 2003, and they have since adorned the porch of her home.  Hartman said the lions were discovered missing from their bases Saturday morning.  “I just can’t imagine what anybody can do with them. I mean, It’s not like you stole a purse you can throw in the garbage. What do you do with 200 pounds of lions?” Hartman told WNEP-TV.  She said the lions were popular neighborhood landmarks. Hartman said her security cameras failed to record the theft, but she is hoping neighbors may have captured footage that will aid the investigation.
********Police are looking for a 300-pound powerlifter!!!
*******Sounds like a job for the Tiger King!!
*******Those things are heavy, and we aint lion!!!

Swan Crashes Thru Bathroom Window

Animal rescuers in Britain said a swan crashed through a window into a woman’s bathroom just moments after she had left for another room.  The RSPCA said a resident of the home in Shamrock Lodge, Barton-in-Fabis, Nottinghamshire, had just left the bathroom moments earlier when the swan came crashing through the window around 8 a.m. Monday.  Animal rescue inspector Keith Ellis, who responded to the scene to collect the swan, said it was a highly unusual incident.  “I have seen them crash-land on to busy roads thinking they are rivers but nothing like this. It is so bizarre,” Ellis said.  He said the swan underwent surgery at a local veterinary practice and is now recovering at Stapeley Grange Wildlife Center, near Nantwich, Cheshire. Ellis said the swan will be released back into the wild once it is back to full health.  Ellis said it was lucky that the bathroom was unoccupied.
*********No!! “She Came In Through the Bathroom Window??” She’s like, 50 years too late!!
*******What a bird brain!!
*****Most people don’t know.. but swans are mean as hell!! (true)

Camel Attack!

A 54-year-old man has been taken to hospital after being bitten in the face by a camel.  The employee of the Perleberg Zoo, in northern Germany between Berlin and Hamburg, was cleaning the camel enclosure and feeding the animals when one turned suddenly and bit him, police said.  They described his injuries as “serious” and said the man, whose name was not released, was being treated in a local hospital.  The zoo is closed at the moment under German coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
******If the swans and camels ever get together, we’re toast!!
*******Was it Hump Day????
*******His face obviously looked like camel food!!

Man Lives At Airport

A 36-year-old man lived undetected in a secure section of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for three months because he was “too scared” to go home due to COVID-19, US prosecutors say.  Aditya Singh is charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport and misdemeanor theft.  According to police, he arrived in Chicago on a flight from Los Angeles on October 19th.  Mr Singh, who survived on food from other passengers, is unemployed and lives in the city of Orange, California. It was unclear why he was in Chicago.  Cook County Judge Susana Ortiz reacted with surprise when a prosecutor set out the allegations, according to the Chicago Tribune.  She reportedly told the court: “So if I understand you correctly, you’re telling me that an unauthorized non-employee individual was allegedly living within a secure part of the O’Hare airport terminal from 19 October 2020 to 16 January 2021 and was not detected? I want to understand you correctly.”
*****Wasn’t this a Tom Hanks movie??? YES!! It was called “The Terminal!!!”
*******Three months doesn’t seem like that long!! It took us a week just to get through security!!
******He roamed around until he found that secret place where they put all the lost luggage!!





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7 Things You Should Never Leave In A Freezing Cold Car

Huffington Post


  1. Medication

If a stop at the pharmacy is on your list of errands for the day, be sure to bring your medications indoors with you. Many have a recommended storage temperature of 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit in order to work properly. In fact, allowing drugs to get too cold could not only render them ineffective, but cause them to become harmful. For example, compromised antibiotics can cause stomach or kidney damage. It’s important to prevent liquid medications, in particular, from freezing.


  1. Musical instruments

You might want to think twice about leaving your guitar or violin in the car between lessons. Cold temperatures can cause your musical instruments to contract, causing a range of issues. Best case, they could go out of tune more frequently. However, instruments made of wood are also susceptible to shrinking and cracking, which is very expensive to fix. In some cases, the cracking can be too severe to repair.


  1. Canned soda and beer

You might want to save lugging in that case of seltzer or Bud Lights for later, but you should be careful not to let carbonated canned drinks get too cold sitting in your car. As they freeze, pockets of carbon dioxide can build up pressure and cause the cans to explode. And no one likes a mess ― or worse, bodily harm.


  1. Canned food

Like liquids, food inside of cans can also expand when frozen. This may cause the can to swell and the seams to come apart, allowing the potential for bacteria to get in.

You can salvage the food, though, if you forgot a few groceries in the car overnight and know that the swelling is due to freezing only. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends placing the can in your fridge to thaw before opening. If it looks off or smells weird, throw it out. You should also toss any swollen cans that have been sitting around for a while ― don’t take any chances.


  1. Eggs

According to the USDA, it’s not a good idea to let shelled eggs freeze. When the liquid inside the egg becomes frozen, it expands and can crack the shell. Once the shell is cracked, it’s not safe to eat.

But even if your eggs don’t crack after freezing, they probably won’t be as tasty. You can try hard boiling them, but any other cooking method will result in a thick and syrupy yolk that won’t blend with the rest of the egg.


  1. A near-empty gas tank

After a long day of driving around town, the fuel light comes on with no gas station in sight. The last thing you want to do is drive another couple of miles to fill up, so you save that problem for tomorrow. Hey, we’ve all done it. But if it’s particularly cold outside, you may want to rethink leaving your car sitting with just a bit of gas in the tank.

It’s a myth that small amounts of gasoline will freeze in your tank; gasoline freezes at -40 to -200 degrees Fahrenheit, so unless you’re driving through the Arctic tundra, you should be fine. Even so, you could run into a few other issues. Cold gas becomes thick and heavy, forcing your fuel pump to work harder and potentially shortening its lifespan. Plus, it is possible for any water or vapor in your fuel system to freeze and block your fuel line. Diesel fuel does have a higher freeze point, so be sure to use antifreeze additives if you’re parking in freezing temps. And don’t plan to drive too far on a low tank when it’s cold out ― the increased viscosity of the fuel could trick your gas gauge into showing a higher level than what’s really in there.


  1. Your cell phone or tablet

You probably know better than to keep your iPhone or tablet sitting out in the blazing sun. (If you didn’t, Apple warns that exposing your device to extreme heat can permanently damage the battery life.)

However, you may not realize that exposing your device to low temps can also impact its performance. Using your phone outside of the recommended temperature range of 32 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit (0º to 35º C) could temporarily shorten the battery life and even cause it to turn off. But don’t worry if you do forget it inside your freezing car ― battery life will return to normal once it comes back up to ambient temperature. In the meantime, you may have to pause your doomscrolling.


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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