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Born on this day!! Movie director Norman Jewison (“Moonstruck,” “Fiddler on the Roof”) is 95. Actor Leigh Lawson (“Tess”) is 78. Singer Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) is 73. Cartoonist Garry Trudeau (“Doonesbury”) is 73. Actor Jamey Sheridan (“Homeland”) is 70. Singer-guitarist Eric Bazilian of The Hooters is 68. Comedian Jon Lovitz is 64. Actor Lance Guest (“Lou Grant”) is 61. Actor Matt Mulhern (“Major Dad”) is 61. Singer Emerson Hart of Tonic is 52. Actor Alysia Reiner (“Orange is the New Black”) is 51. Singer Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums is 51. Country singer Paul Brandt is 49. Keyboardist Korey Cooper of Skillet is 49. Actor Ali Landry is 48. Comedian Steve Byrne (“Sullivan and Son”) is 47. Percussionist Tato Melgar of Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real is 44. Actor Justin Bartha (“The Hangover”) is 43. Actor Sprague Grayden (“Jericho,” “24”) is 43. Actor Josh Hartnett is 43. Contemporary Christian singer Brandon Heath is 43. Reggae singer Damian Marley is 43. Singer Brad Mates of Emerson Drive is 43. “American Idol” runner-up Blake Lewis is 40. Singer Romeo Santos is 40. Drummer Will Berman of MGMT is 39. Keyboardist Johan Carlsson of Carolina Liar is 37. Actor Vanessa Lengies (“Stick It,” ″American Dreams”) is 36. Actor Betty Gilpin (“GLOW,” “Nurse Jackie”) is 35.


1925 – In the “Monkey Trial,” John T. Scopes was found guilty of violating Tennessee state law by teaching evolution.
1861 – Confederate forces won victory at Bull Run in the first major battle of the Civil War.
1873 – The first train robbery west of the Mississippi was pulled off by Jesse James and his gang.
1949 – The U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.
1970 – The Aswan High Dam was opened in Egypt.
1998 – Astronaut Alan Shepard died.
2002 – WorldCom filed for bankruptcy, then the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.

Today Is: Legal Drinking Age Day, Lowest Recorded Temperature Day (-128.6F Antarctica), National Be Someone Day, No Pet Store Puppies Day, Take Your Poet To Work Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Big Brother /  9:00 – Love Island  /  10:00 – SWAT
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  / 9:00 – Chicago Fire / 10:00 – Chicago PD
– 8:00 –  Press Your Luck  /  9:00 – $100,000 Pyramid  /  10:00 – Match Game
FOX – 8:00 – Masterchef  /  9:00 – Crime Scene Kitchen
CW – 8:00 –  Kung Fu  /  9:00 – In The Dark

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Emilia Clarke, Mark Ronson, Brandi Carlile
Stephen Colbert: Emily Blunt, Bob Costas
James Corden: Dominic Cooper, Static and Ben El x Black Eyed Peas (R 4/22/21)
Lilly Singh: Ryan O’Connell (R 5/25/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Liz Gillies, Sutton Stracke
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Emilia Clark, Mikie Russo, Alessia Cara
Ellen DeGeneres: Kate Mara (R 12/7/20)
The Real: Mike Epps, Kim Fields (R 5/12/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Matthew McConaughey, Arsenio Hall, Naomi Judd, Soledad O’Brien, Danielle Kartes (R 3/18/21)
Tamron Hall: Lecrae (R 3/15/21)
Drew Barrymore: Drew Carey, David Boreanaz, Deborah Norville (R 1/27/21)

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

QUESTION: What is a “ZADDY,” and do you know one? It’s one of 300 new words added to this year!!! (“Sh*tshow” was the people’s choice fave!!)


QUESTION: WHAT did Tom Brady say when the Patriots visited the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl?? “40% of the people still don’t think we won!!!!”


QUESTION: Is the Queen about to CANCEL PRINCE HARRY? Insiders say she’ll disinvite him to her 70th Jubilee because his book will overshadow her!!!!!!
GUY ADAMS: So just how 'wholly truthful' will Prince Harry's 'literary' memoir be?

QUESTION: Why are the Olympics fining the Norwegian women’s beach volleyball team??? Because their uniforms AREN’T REVEALING ENOUGH!!! Wait…. what?????
Norway's beach handball team has been fined after the players refused to wear bikini bottoms in a match, instead competing in non-regulation shorts (pictured)

QUESTION: Was there something… FAMILIAR about Jeff Bezos’s rocket yesterday??? We can’t quite put our finger on it.. but it was a “penetrating” sight!!!!!!!!!!!!!
'Peak richest man in the world': Social media reacts to Jeff Bezos' extravagant space

Mariah Carey’s Daughter Models In New Ad

Mariah Carey’s 10-year-old daughter Monroe is literally following in her famous mom’s footsteps, portraying a younger version of the “We Belong Together” singer in a new ad for OshKosh B’Gosh.  The back-to-school campaign, called “Today Is Someday,” casts adorable kids as the childhood versions of Carey, Muhammad Ali and Outkast.  Monroe, whom she shares with ex-husband Nick Cannon, channels her superstar mom at age 10, wearing overalls and posing up a storm while singing into a hairbrush and scribbling down lyrics in an imagined scenario from 1980.  “Someday, it’s gonna be different. The melodies that live in my head, someday they’ll live at the top of the charts. The songs in my heart will touch millions of hearts,” Monroe says in the video.  “As a little girl, I was determined to realize my dreams. Now as a mother, it brings me so much joy to see my children visualize and develop the dreams they hold in their own hearts,” Carey told People.
********It also warms her heart to see her kid working at an early age!!
*****They’ll put her money in a college fund… meaning they’ll buy a college!!
******At the end of the commercial, “10-year-old” Mariah meets “30-year-old” Tommy Mottola.. and sparks fly!!

Jeff Bezos Reaches Space

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon and Blue Origin founder, successfully launched into space and landed back on Earth Tuesday, all before 10 a.m. EST. Accompanying Bezos on the manned flight were 18-year-old Oliver Daemen, who replaces the anonymous winner of a live auction who bid $28 million; 82-year-old “Mercury 13” aerospace pioneer Wally Funk; and Bezos’ brother, Mark Bezos.  Tuesday’s launch marked Blue Origin’s first manned flight into space and the second historic space mission this month after Virgin Galactic’s founder Richard Branson successfully completed the flight.  See the launch HERE.
******He loves space!! Turns out his droopy eye looks a lot better in zero-gravity!!
*****Everyone in his will was waiting… hoping..  but he got back safely!!
*****When the parachutes opened, we thought: “Hope he didn’t buy those on Amazon!!”

JLo Quiet About Ben Affleck Romance

Jennifer Lopez is staying tight-lipped on her rekindled romance with Ben Affleck.  She politely deflected questions about her love life during an appearance on the “Today” show Tuesday to promote the re-release of her song “Love Make the World Go Round” with pal Lin-Manuel Miranda.  “Today” host Hoda Kotb tried to get J.Lo to dish by saying, “Look, I just have to tell you, every time I see a picture of you and Ben, I’m like, ‘She looks happier! She looks happier!’ Are we happier?”  But Lopez changed the subject by telling Kotb, “The song is out. Five years since we’ve done it and I believe that that message of loving one another and coming together and love is never more relevant than it is right now.”  Kotb then attempted to pull the friend card, saying, “Wait, it’s me you’re talking to, you know that?,” to which J.Lo replied, “I know, you can call me. You have my number.”  Kotb and Miranda then burst into laughter, and she added in a voiceover, “Well … we tried.”
********Does this mean that Bennifer 2.0 is fake… like J-Rod????
******She doesn’t know what to say… that’s why she has her PR company put out press releases!!
*****She should have asked, “How does it feel to date a “person of no color??”

Harvey Weinstein Extradited To California

Harvey Weinstein was being extradited to California on Tuesday to face more sex-assault charges there, New York prison officials said.  He was whisked yesterday morning from the upstate Wende Correctional Facility in Erie County — where he had been serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault after his conviction in Manhattan in February 2020.  He was taken out of the prison in a wheelchair, said a source familiar with the situation. His walker was brought along for the journey.  “This morning at approximately 9:25 custody of Mr. Harvey Weinstein was handed over to the appropriate officials for transport to the state of California per a court order,’’ said a spokesman for the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision in an email.  He faces 11 counts of rape, sexual battery and other charges involving five women in Los Angeles — raps that could land him another 140 years to life behind bars if convicted.
*******If he’s sentenced in California to 140 years, he’ll be out in two weeks!!! (Covid!!)
*******Just the other day, he was saying, “What ELSE can go wrong???”
*******After they convict him in California, there’s a couple of houseplants who want to sue!!!!

Flip Or Flop Blow Up

There was reportedly some explosive behavior on the set of Flip or Flop last Wednesday. Tarek El Moussa allegedly raged against his costar and ex-wife Christina Haack on the set of the HGTV series — and what he said was truly shocking. El Moussa’s volatile outburst began when Haack signaled to her former husband and current costar that she and the crew were ready to begin filming a new segment. Then, El Moussa completely lashed out.  According to TMZ, El Moussa went on a “verbal tirade” and singled out Haack — with no mention of other crew members in the report. At one point, his insults turned cruel and personal, comparing Haack to his fiancée, Heather Rae Young, in some of the lowest terms. El Moussa allegedly said that Young is “hotter” and “richer” than Haack. But the insults didn’t end there.  Another source told TMZ that El Moussa “boasted” about how he “made” Haack who she is today. He even allegedly called her a “washed-up loser” and insinuated that he “enjoys watching her fail.” During the alleged tirade, El Moussa yelled at Haack, “Look at me, look at me, look at me. It’s called winning,” and reportedly ended the rant by allegedly screaming, “the world knows you’re crazy!”
*****And then they went to pick out tile!!!!!
*******They love fixer-uppers.. but they couldn’t “fix up” their relationship!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Eating Away At Them!  Britney Spears-(National Enquirer)

Plump pop star Britney Spears, 39, candidly admitted, “Dieting is tough… specialties are spaghetti, brownies and chocolate chip cookies!”  According to a trainer, Brit offset a 3,000-calorie-a-day junk food addiction with intense workouts.  “This can’t be sustained as she gets older….her metabolic rate will be unnaturally slowed and her body will be destroyed,” warned Aesha Waks, author of “The Model Body.”

And More!-(Globe)

Polly Pocket, the popular Mattel mini doll, is headed for the big screen with ‘Emily in Paris” star Lily Collins taking the lead!  “As a child who was obsessed with Polly Pocket, this is a real dream come true,” says the actress, 32.  “I can’t wait to bring these tiny toys to the big screen.”

Going West!-(Us Weekly)

Brooklyn Beckham, 22, and fiancée Nicola Peltz, 26, just bought a $10.5 million mansion in Beverly Hills-and they can’t wait to move in.  “They’re going to divide their time between California and Miami,” says an insider, “but both of them see the West Coast as their long-term home.”

Not Playing Nice:  Lauren Graham & Scott Patterson-(Star)

Gilmore Girls-

It’s called acting!  The costars may have looked chummy on-screen.  But off-screen was a different story.  Say it isn’t so!  The will-they-won’t they couple that kept residents of Stars Hollow guessing disappointed ‘shippers by leaving it all at work.  While acknowledging her “chemistry” with the scruffy actor, Lauren shut down a reporter who asked if there was anything more.  “We’re not intimates,” she said.  Best friends?  “No.”

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“I went on a sabbatical away from Hollywood.  I said no to every rom-com script that came my way.  I turned down one for $14.5 million.  Word got around Hollywood I’d done that, and they said, ‘McConaughey’s not bluffing.  Quit sending him romantic comedies!’”-Matthew McConaughey, on how he “unbranded” to land the dramatic roles he wanted.

“She still has so many shoes from Friends….and outfits.”-Courteney Cox, revealing co-star Jennifer Aniston stole the most things from wardrobe while filming their hit series.

“It’s great because he fixes everything.  He can fix anything.”-Zooey Deschanel, on dating Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott.

Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello:  Two Years of Romance-(People)

The pop-star pair celebrated their second year of dating with a Caribbean getaway.  “Happy 2 years of my baby,” Mendes, 22, wrote on Instagram July 3.  Cabello, 24, wrote on her own post:  “Here’s to more joy, more friendship, and more love.”

Harry vs. William:  Battle of Brothers-(In Touch)

It was an uneasy, brief truce.  Prince William and Prince Harry put aside their differences for the unveiling of a state of their mother, Princess Diana, at London’s Kensington Palace on July 1.  But tensions between them were still obvious.  Harry dutifully trailed behind his big brother as they made the rounds, greeting their aunts and uncle, as well as the sculptor and the gardeners.  They did not give any speeches, just a quick. “Ready?” from William before they pulled off the tarp covering the statue, followed by a rare joint statement issued to the press.  “Today, on what would have been our mother’s 60th birthday,” it read, “we remember her love, strength and character-qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better.”  Following the public ceremony, William and Harry “met privately,” says a source.  The queen has been asking them to make amends.  But, instead the brothers got into another horrible row-it ended in disaster!”  Both William, 39, and Harry, 36, have nasty tempers, and are known to shout when they’re angry-even at their father. Prince Charles.  “They didn’t hold back,” says the source.



Police Kick Alligator Out Of Mall

Police in Florida responded to a mall where they were summoned to remove an unusual “trespasser” — a young alligator.  The Largo Police Department said in a Facebook post that officers responded to the Largo Mall when witnesses reported the small gator lurking outside of stores.  Police shared video of officers carrying the “trespasser” away after securing it with a snare.  The department shared a photo of the gator next to a wall just before the capture, saying it was “the suspect just before the apprehension.”  See the video HERE.
******He heard they had “alligator shoes..” which he thought were shoes for alligators!!
******They could at least give him some mall food… like a Mrs. Field’s cookie!!!

Stuck Dog Freed With Sledgehammer

A dog who had been missing from her Ohio home for five days was reunited with her owners after firefighters used a sledgehammer to free her from between two concrete walls.  The Cincinnati Fire Department said the dog, named Gertie, had been missing for five days and posters were placed around the neighborhood before a local resident reported hearing a canine crying from behind a concrete garage wall.  Firefighters from Truck 20 responded to the scene and determined the dog had fallen down a crevice and became trapped between the garage wall and another concrete wall.  The department shared video of the firefighters using a sledgehammer to create a hole in the wall to free Gertie on Sunday.  Gertie is believed to have been trapped between the walls for all five of the days she was missing. The canine was returned to her owners.  See the video HERE.
*******Bad dog!!
*****She said, “Does this wall make my ass look fat???”
******Poor dog… she hadn’t smelled a butt in five days!!!

Real Dukes Of Hazzard!

The driver of a sedan has been lucky to survive a truly horrifying crash.  The accident happened somewhere in the U.S. on July 14 and was captured on the dashcam of a nearby motorist. The incident was like something you would expect to only see in a Hollywood stunt.  As the family comes around a right-hand bend in the road, a sedan suddenly appears for an overpass berm and flies through the air, soaring what has to be at least 80-feet and slamming into the road below, coming to a rest directly in front of the family.  Footage shows that the front of the sedan took the brunt of the initial impact before it spun around and the car flipped and landed on its roof.  The driver and passengers of the car with the dashcam were visibly shocked with what they had witnessed and immediately called 911. Soon after, witnesses rush over to the wreck. It’s difficult to say how the driver of the sedan managed to speed up the side of the overpass berm but regardless of the why and how, it’s fortunate that no one was killed.  See the car HERE.
*********It happened in Yuba City, California, the worst city in the U.S.A.!! (true)
*******If this was an Olympic event, that driver would be the winner!!!
*****Don’t try this at home!!!!

Anti-Sex Beds In Olympic Village??

Athletes have been settling into their new accommodation at the Olympic Village as they prepare for the Tokyo Games – and testing out what’s on offer, notably their beds and food.  Some media reports and athletes have suggested the cardboard bed frames being used in the Village are for “anti-sex” purposes, though organizers say they are being used to promote the use of recycled materials.  One Olympic athlete – Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan – has been quick to test out his bed’s sturdiness, posting a video on Twitter of himself jumping up and down several times before claiming: “It’s fake! Fake news!”  Officials say the beds will be “turned into recycled paper after the Games.”  “We are promoting the use of recycled materials for procured items and construction materials at the Tokyo 2020 Games,” the Games’ official “Sustainability Pre-Games Report” said.  The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) playbook for athletes and officials states athletes and officials should “avoid physical contact” and “keep two meters’ distance from athletes and at least one meter from others.”
******Do they really believe Olympic gymnasts have sex in BEDS?????
******These athletes could do it on a trapeze!!!
*********The beds are being recycled… which means you could be reading a book that someone had sex on!!!







5 Toxic Behaviors Parents Engage In — Without Realizing It

Huffington Post


  1. Yelling

Of course every parent yells sometimes (particularly during challenging times like navigating COVID-19), but when parents fall into the pattern of doing it too often, it can take a huge toll on their relationship with their children.

“It’s important for parents to recognize the difference between a misstep and behavior that does damage. In the best of all worlds, none of us would ever yell at a kid, but there isn’t anyone who hasn’t lost it now and again,” said Peg Streep, author of “Daughter Detox: Recovering from an Unloving Mother and Reclaiming Your Life.”

“But there’s a huge difference between a one-off moment (hopefully followed by some repair such as ‘I am sorry I yelled. Let’s talk about it.’) and sustained bombardment, which the parent falsely frames as ‘discipline,’” she added.

Yelling does work in certain situations, like when your child is doing something really dangerous or harmful and you need to get their attention fast. But beyond that, research shows it’s not an effective form of getting kids to change their behavior. Plus, research shows it can lower kids’ self-esteem and ultimately lead them to develop more aggressive behaviors themselves.

It’s hard to know how much yelling is too much, but if you find yourself justifying or rationalizing your behavior fairly often (thinking things like, “Well, she’ll never listen to me if I don’t yell”) that could be a red flag, Streep said.

And when you feel the urge to yell, do literally anything else — even cluck like a chicken, Carla Naumburg, a clinical social worker and author of “How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids,” previously told HuffPost.

“Do whatever it takes to calm down and get the tension out of your body so you can refocus and reengage with your kids. It might take a few minutes, but that’s OK,” she said.


  1. Comparing siblings

When you have multiple kiddos at home, it’s easy to spend time pondering how different or alike they are, even from the earliest age. (I personally remember being pregnant with my second and spending a lot of time thinking about his kicks and movements stacked up next to his brother’s.)

But comparing children even in small, seemingly insignificant ways can take a toll.

“If you have more than one child, please make an effort not to compare them out loud, either to motivate or to discipline; this is such common behavior — the fancy name is parental differential treatment — that it even has an acronym (PDT) that’s used in research articles,” Streep said.

One study looking at the academic success of first- and second-born kids in the U.S. analyzed children’s report cards and interviewed their parents to get their sense of how capable the kids were on their own and relative to each other. “Researchers found that the teenagers’ future report card grades were influenced by their parents’ beliefs as to which child was smarter, even though these parental beliefs weren’t based on past grades,” explained Today’s Parent.


  1. Labeling

In the same way that comparing children can be a really toxic behavior, labeling kids as anything — good or bad — is potentially harmful as well. Labels can become self-fulfilling and can be really hard to shake. And even seemingly positive labels can be problematic to the point of being toxic, experts warn.

“When we say ‘you’re smart’ or ‘you’re athletic,’ we’re telling our child, ‘The only reason you did well on that test is because you were born brainy,’ or, ‘You wouldn’t have made that goal if it weren’t for your natural ability,’” Amy McCready, a parenting educator, the founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and the author of “If I Have to Tell You One More Time,” previously told HuffPost. “What’s more, if our child bombs the test next time, they’ll be left confused and discouraged, questioning their own ability. If they’re so smart, why did they fail?”

As an alternative, try descriptive praise. Really make an effort to notice specific actions they’re taking throughout the day that are positive — and deliberately call them out. Think: “I saw that you helped your sibling do XYZ. That’s showing responsibility.” Or, “I saw how hard you were trying today. I’m proud of your effort.”


  1. Quieting emotions

One of parents’ most important jobs is helping children develop emotional intelligence, or “EQ,” by teaching them to identify what they’re feeling and put a name to it. But a child can’t do that if they’re getting the message from their parents or caregivers that they shouldn’t really experience the feelings they’re having, or that the feelings themselves are somehow bad. That can be especially tricky when your child is grappling with big emotions about something that doesn’t seem like a particularly big deal to you — and expressing them in a way that’s not super ideal, like throwing a tantrum.

“Telling a child that he or she is a ‘baby’ for crying or showing emotion is nothing but cruel and will inspire him or her to quash their feelings and detach,” said Streep.

Instead, remind yourself — and your child — that feelings really are for feeling, and show them how you manage those feelings yourself.

“If you are upset because you forgot something at the grocery store, share that feeling: ‘I’m so frustrated right now! I forgot to get milk!’ Then, after you’ve acknowledged how you feel, you can model coping and problem solving skills. You might say, ‘I’m going to take some deep breaths to calm down — that often helps me,’” the Child Mind Institute recommends.

“Walk your child through the paces of understanding his or her feelings, help him or her talk about them,” echoed Streep, “and show him or her how to better manage the frustration or fear that invoked the tears in the first place.”


  1. Saying ‘you always/never’ or ‘you’re making me’

Telling kids that they always or never do certain things just isn’t productive, and experts say it can be a red flag that you’ve stopped being curious about why your child engages in certain behaviors you might find annoying or problematic. (Marriage counselors warn about saying “always” and “never,” too.)

Instead, think about specific behaviors you’d like to target, and the things that tend to happen before those behaviors — which is where you can help make practical changes. Make your expectations and boundaries clear, and help kids work through changes. So instead of saying, “You never do your homework when it’s time,” be really clear about what you’d like to happen and give your kid plenty of time to transition — then heap on praise after the fact.

Another phrase to be on the lookout for is some version of “you’re making me,” whether it’s “you’re making me crazy or sad when you do XYZ” or “you’re making me act a certain way.” Your child is not responsible for your emotions or your state of being. Be mindful of putting your feelings on them.


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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