Born on this day!! Actor Darryl Hickman (“The Grapes of Wrath”) is 90. Cartoonist Jim Davis (“Garfield”) is 76. Actor Linda Kelsey (“Lou Grant”) is 75. Singer Jonathan Edwards is 75. Actor Sally Struthers is 74. Drummer Simon Kirke of Bad Company is 72. Guitarist Steve Morse of Deep Purple is 67. CBS News anchor Scott Pelley is 64. Bassist Marc Perlman of The Jayhawks is 60. Actor Michael Hayden (“Murder One”) is 58. Actor Lori Loughlin (“90210,” ″Full House”) is 57. Jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis is 56. Actor Elizabeth Berkley (“Showgirls,” ″Saved by the Bell”) is 49. Singer Afroman is 47. Drummer Todd Anderson of Heartland is 46. Singer Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach is 45. Actor John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”) is 37. Actor Jon Michael Hill (“Elementary”) is 36. Actor Dustin Milligan (“90210”) is 36. Rapper Soulja Boy is 31.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1794 – Robespierre, one of the leading figures of the French Revolution, was sent to the guillotine.
1540 – King Henry VIII of England’s chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, was executed and Henry married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.
1750 – The great baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach died.
1821 – Peru declared its independence from Spain.
1868 – The 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which established the citizenship of African Americans and guaranteed due process of law, was ratified.
1914 – Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, precipitating the start of World War I.
1932 – Herbert Hoover ordered Douglas MacArthur to evict the Bonus Marchers from their camps.
2002 – Nine Pennsylvania coal miners were rescued after 77 hours of being trapped in a mine shaft.
Today Is: Buffalo Soldiers Day, National Milk Chocolate Day, National Waterpark Day, World Hepatitis Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – Big Brother / 9:00 – Love Island / 10:00 – SWAT
NBC – 8:00 – Tokyo Olympics
ABC – 8:00 – Press Your Luck / 9:00 – $100,000 Pyramid / 10:00 – Match Game
FOX – 8:00 – Masterchef / 9:00 – Masterchef
CW – 8:00 – World’s Funniest / 9:00 – Whose Line Is It?
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Kimmel: Cedric the Entertainer, Chris Tucker, guest host Anthony Anderson (R)
Jimmy Fallon: Pre-empted
Stephen Colbert: Jim Gaffigan, JP Saxe with John Mayer (R 7/1/21)
Seth Meyers: Pre-empted
James Corden: Carey Mulligan, Jhene Aiko (R 1/28/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Anisha Ramakrishna, Bali Chainani, Brian Benni, Monica Vaswani, Vishal Parvani
The View: Robin Roberts
The Talk: Jill Scott, guest co-host NeNe Leakes
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Minnie Driver, Jen Selter, guest co-host Maria Menounos
Ellen DeGeneres: Kenan Thompson, Maria Bakalova (R 2/17/21)
Wendy Williams: Foodgod (R 6/15/21)
The Real: Remy Ma, Papoose (R 2/1/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Eddie Murphy, Bella Murphy, Nico Santos, Jesse Tyler Ferguson (R 3/15/21)
Tamron Hall: A judgment-free conversation about “mommy wine culture” (R 4/13/21)
Drew Barrymore: Neil Patrick Harris, Duff Goldman, Michaela Watkins, Aliza Kelly (R 12/9/20)
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: WHY did America’s favorite, Simone Biles, DROP OUT of team competition at the Tokyo Olympics??? Just like the rest of us, she has MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES!!
QUESTION: Who’s on top, A ROD or J LO??? We’re talking about their rented mega-yachts, and (hint) J Lo’s yacht rents for ONE POINT ONE MILLION a week!!!! Wow!!
QUESTION: Is there HOPE? This black woman was approached by a “Karen” who accused her of being a DRUG DEALER.. but she’s responding with forgiveness!!!!!!!!!!!
QUESTION: Been missing ADELE??? Hello!! Here’s some good news.. she may start a residency at Resorts World in LAS VEGAS, rolling in over $100,000 a NIGHT!!!
QUESTION: Is this today’s PERFECT FAMILY?? Believe it or not, these two boys are TWINS… and mom has to keep explaining that one is NOT adopted!! Wonder why??
Kanye West is currently living inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta until he finishes work on his 10th studio album “Donda.” His rep said Monday that West planned to remain inside the stadium while working to complete the album following a star-studded listening session that took place there Thursday. He clearly wasn’t happy with the results of the listening party given that he delayed the release of “Donda” from last Friday to Aug. 6th. He was seen on social media attending a soccer match at the stadium over the weekend, offering the first indication that he hasn’t left the stadium following the event. His album was named after his mother, Donda West, who died at the age of 58 following plastic surgery complications in 2007.
*********At least he’s living somewhere that’s big enough to hold his ego!!
*******The stadium will come in handy… if 60,000 close friends pop over!!
********The only downside: peeing in a public restroom!!!
Ellen DeGeneres announced in May the upcoming 19th season of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” will be its last. One day after the announcement, she said in an interview with “TODAY” that coverage of the alleged workplace misconduct scandal that plagued her show ahead of Season 18 felt “orchestrated.” In a new interview, a show insider claims to Fox News that there has been a “slightly different environment” one year later. “There’s now a structure,” the insider alleged. Back in August, a spokesperson for Warner Bros. confirmed that executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman “parted ways” with the show after an internal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct. The source recalled staffers were “feeling listened to initially” after the investigation concluded. DeGeneres said this past spring that she “still” has trouble comprehending the flack that came her way after nearly a dozen past staffers spoke to Buzzfeed News on conditions of anonymity detailing their experience, alleging that top producers on the show have created a nightmarish work environment.
********Well, it’s over… so does it really matter now??
*****See what happens when you complain??? They close down the business, and you STILL lose your job!!
*****Seems they’re trying to lay all the blame on the producers… as we recall, there were plenty of complaints about Ellen, too!!!
Matt Damon gushed that he’s “so happy” for his best friend, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, who have been dating since the spring. “I’m just so happy for him. He’s the best,” Damon told “Extra” on Monday. “He deserves every happiness in the world. I’m glad for both of them.” Damon previously played coy when first asked about Bennifer 2.0 back in May. “I love them both,” he said. “I hope it’s true. That would be awesome.” Now that they have gone Instagram-official, it appears Damon got the OK to address their relationship. They have been vacationing in the South of France for the “Selena” actress’ birthday and have left little to the imagination about what they’ve been up to while relaxing on a mega-yacht.
********He’s mostly happy for Ben’s right hand, which has been caressing J Lo’s ass!!!
******We still think the whole thing is a publicity stunt!!!
Paris Hilton is pregnant and expecting her first child with her fiancé, Carter Reum. They have been open about wanting to start a family together, with Hilton revealing in January that she had been undergoing IVF treatments. “He’s just my dream guy. … [Carter is] 100 percent [the one],” she said on the “Trend Reporter” podcast at the time. “We talk about [planning a wedding] all the time and planning our baby’s names and all of that.” They got engaged in February after dating for a year. Reum popped the question on a private island with an emerald-cut diamond ring designed by Jean Dousset. “I am excited about this next chapter and having such a supportive partner,” she told Vogue at the time. “Our relationship is one of equals. We make each other better people. He was absolutely worth the wait!”
*********How long do YOU give them???
*******She didn’t have to have her eggs frozen! She’s so cold, they were frozen already!!
*******Just like Paris, her child will be named after the location where she was conceived. Get ready for “Back Seat Hilton!!!”
UPDATE!!!! Now she says she’s NOT pregnant!!! Get the story HERE!!
The Exorcist’s iconic star Linda Blair has confirmed she won’t be part of the upcoming film trilogy rebooting the franchise. It’s been announced that three new films based on The Exorcist have been given the green light, with Ellen Burstyn returning as Chris MacNeil after 48 years. However, while Burnstyn is reportedly on board with the $400million ‘continuation’ of the Exorcist universe, Blair has gone on record and stated she will not be a part of the upcoming films. In a statement released on Twitter, she wrote: “To all my fans asking about my involvement in the new Exorcist reboot, as of now there has not been any discussion about me participating or reprising my role. “I wish all those involved the best and I appreciate the loyalty and passion the fans have for The Exorcist and my character.” In the original 1973 film, Blair played the troubled teen Regan MacNeil, who becomes possessed by the devil after playing with a ouija board. Burstyn played her frantic mother Chris, who enlists the help of the clergy to eliminate the demon when it gets out of hand.
********Linda needs to have seance, so she can contact her career!!!
*****Fans are breaking the Internet with complaints about Linda not being included!!
*******They’re even casting some of the original demons!!!
*******After the first movie, sales of pea soup went through the roof!!!
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis appeared on an episode of Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast and the talk turned to bathing. After Shepard told co-host Monica Padman that using soap everyday rids the body of natural oils, Kutcher and Kunis agreed, saying they only wash vitals every day. Padman was stunned to be in the daily full-body wash minority and asked, “Who taught you to not wash?” “I didn’t have hot water growing up as a child so I didn’t shower very much anyway,” Kunis said. That has apparently continued with her and Kutcher’s two kids, Wyatt, 6, and Dimitri, 4. “I wasn’t that parent that bathed my newborns, ever,” Kunis said. And now that they are older, Kutcher said they have a system. “If you can see the dirt on them, clean them,” he said. “Otherwise there’s no point.” Kutcher said he does wash his “armpits and my crotch daily and nothing else ever,” and has a tendency to “throw some water on my face after a workout to get all the salts out.”
*********Thanks for sharing!!
******The paparazzi trail Ashton by following the green cloud!!!
TOPIC: How often do YOU bath???
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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“Frasier” Cast Does a U-Ey!-(National Enquirer)
The planned “Frasier” reboot just got a major boost-star Kelsey Grammer announced the other cast members are on board despite initial hesitation! “We think we’re going to get most of the actors back,” said Kelsey, 66. “I’m fairly confident that they’ll come back!” Fans turned away when they heard Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin-and especially David Hyde Pierce, who played the TV shrinks bother Niles-were not returning. David even went on record once that he would not be involved if they ever did a remake of the classic sitcom-“and I don’t think they would want one!” But Kelsey said that’s all changed. “We have a story to tell-that can actually be told with or without them, honestly-but I want them back because that’s what I always dreamed of!” he shared.
Kacey Gets Cozy With a New Beau-(Globe)
Kacey Musgraves, 32, is hitting a sweet note with brand-new boyfriend, writer/poet Cole Schafer, and doing lots of hand-holding and kissing during romantic Big Apple dates. “I’m trying like hell not to write about her,” confides her clearly smitten beau, who days before posted a Polaroid of the smitten twosome smooching. Meanwhile, the divorced country cutie “liked” his romantic posts, responding with a heart. And ya know what THAT means-it’s official! Last April, the “High Horse” singer reportedly gave Dr. Gerald Onuoha, a Nashville-based bachelor, a shot at romance. But seems the cute M.D. just wasn’t the right medicine!
More Lasting Love! Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker-(Us Weekly)
“He’s so bright, so handsome,” Parker once said of Broderick. “I’m mad for him, totally.” The couple, who have been married 24 years and share three children, met on the theater scene in NYC in 1992. Five years later, they said “I do” in a surprise wedding. The key to their longevity? A shared love of the arts, laughter and parenting. Explained Parker, “We’re very devoted to our family.”
She looks ready to hit the dance floor! Rebel Wilson arrived on the set of her new comedy, Senior Year, in a bubblegum pink ball gown. “Can’t wait for you guys to see this movie next year,” the actress told her fans.
J.Lo Finally Met Ben’s Family-After Jen Resisted-(Life & Style)
For a while, Ben Affleck’s ex-wife Jennifer Garner, 49, was understandably guarded about introducing their kids, Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9, to Jennifer Lopez. Since their divorce in 2018, Ben has had several girlfriends-most recently Ana de Armas-and she didn’t want the kids to get attached to yet another potential stepmom. But patience has paid off for Ben. On June 19, the actor took his mom, Chris, and son, Samuel, to J.Lo’s place for a get-together, and a source reveals that the girls have gotten to meet Dad’s girlfriend as well. “Violet and Seraphina think J.Lo is glamorous,” the source shares, “and Samuel thinks she’s pretty and nice.”
Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, 36, welcomed her third child, a girl named Daniella, with her husband, businessman Jaron Varsano. They’re also parents to daughters Alma, 9, and Maya, 4.
Actress Yvonne Strahovski, 38, revealed her pregnancy at the June 30 premiere of her movie The Tomorrow War. She and her husband, actor Tim Loden, 39, also have a son, William, 2.
Last Laughs-(In Touch)
“Dunkin’ Donuts has pulled the Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich from their menu. Shocking that plant-based foods didn’t appeal to the same customers who eat strawberry frosting for breakfast.”-Jimmy Fallon.
“If Jen and Ben are making out again then can I request a Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams reboot?”-Sarah Wainschel.
“As people begin to return to the office, pets are struggling with separation. To be clear, we’re saying pets, but it’s your dog. Your cat couldn’t care less if you ever come home again.”-James Corden.
Missing Cat Returns After 6 Years
A Massachusetts woman whose cat escaped from her third-floor condo through a loose window screen was reunited with her pet six years later. Margaret Kudzma said the cat, named Mini Max, slipped out of her downtown Peabody condo through a loose window screen in 2015, and she used posters, online posts and newspaper ads to try to locate the wayward feline. Kudzma even ended up founding her own nonprofit rescue group, The Rescue Business, in 2016 when the search for Mini Max led her to discover a large colony of feral cats living in her neighborhood. Kudzma said she was shocked last week when she received a phone call from Dr. Samantha Simonelli, a Wakefield veterinarian who had found her information on the microchip of a cat that had been brought in with ear mites. “All I heard was ‘gray and white’ and I had to put the phone down,” Kudzma told the local newspaper. Kudzma said she is having Mini Max thoroughly examined to ensure he does not have any other health issues or lingering injuries from his jump out of her third-floor window.
********Then??? She’ll file for divorce!!!!
******We don’t know what he’s been up to… but he’s only got two lives left!!!
*******Wait’ll he surprises her with 6 years’ worth of dead birds!!!
Pepper Covered Highway
An early morning crash on a New York City expressway caused traffic to be restricted to one lane because the roadway was covered in peppers. Authorities said the tractor-trailer was traveling eastbound on the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway on Monday morning when it overturned, spilling a mass of peppers into the roadway, The expressway was reduced to one lane of traffic while crews worked to clear the vegetables from the road. No injuries were reported. See the pic HERE.
********The vegetables were injured!!! They needed a “Pepper Doctor!!!”
*******The driver heard ringing in his ears… so they must have been “bell” peppers!!!
Horses Escape The Rodeo
Police and firefighters in Colorado ended up in an unusual high-speed chase when four horses escaped from a rodeo and went for a run on the interstate. The Colorado State Patrol said a horse in a makeshift corral at the Eagle County Fairgrounds, which was hosting its annual fair and rodeo, knocked down a board helping to contain the animals. Four horses fled. The horses took the Interstate 70 eastbound onramp and went running on the highway, where they were spotted by the Gypsum Fire Protection District’s chief. The chief followed the horses for 3 miles while the state police and the Eagle Police Department stopped traffic and joined in the chase. Trooper Jacob Best said the chase lasted for about 20 to 30 minutes before the horses were safely loaded onto a trailer.
*********Hey… it wasn’t their first rodeo!!!
********Altogether, the group was running on four horsepower!!
********The horses were very popular!! We know, because they took a “gallop poll!!”
World Record Chair Balance
An Idaho man with more than 200 Guinness World Records to his name claimed another title by balancing a chair on his chin for over an hour. David Rush, a serial record-breaker who uses his Guinness attempts to promote STEM education, said the record-keeping organization’s rules dictated he had to use a full-sized chair intended for adults. Rush said he had intended to try to increase the time far beyond the previous record of 1 hour, 2 minutes and 18 seconds, but pain in his neck and fatigue in his legs caused him to settle for a less ambitious goal. Rush successfully completed his attempt at 1 hour, 8 minutes and 39 seconds. See the video HERE.
*******Just ignore him… maybe he’ll stop!!!!!
*******He really took it on the chin!!!!
STUFF THAT’S COOL AND VIRAL
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A LIST FOR WEDNESDAY
6 Exercises You Should Do In The Morning If You Wake Up Tired
- Downward Dog
One of the reasons you may not want to drag yourself out of bed is because your body is stiff from sleeping all night. This yoga pose is a great way to kickstart blood flow and wake up, said Megan Roup, founder of The Sculpt Society.
Starting on your hands and knees, stack your shoulders over your wrists and spread your palms out wide. Pressing through your palms, tuck your toes and lift your knees, pointing your hips toward the ceiling as you press down through the heels.
“To make this stretch more active, you can pedal out the feet while you actively press into the floor or bend and straighten both legs,” Roup said. Hold the pose for 15 seconds and repeat for three to four rounds.
- Hamstring Flossing
“This dynamic stretch helps to loosen up your hamstrings and your lower back more effectively than doing a static stretch, which may cause muscle spasms if your body isn’t properly warmed up,” said Theresa Marko, a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist in physical therapy and owner of Marko Physical Therapy.
To do this move, start by lying on the floor with knees bent and feet flat. Gently grab behind one of your thighs and straighten and bend the knee repeatedly (just make sure not to overextend your knee). This back-and-forth flossing motion will give your hamstring a stretch-and-release sensation. Do 10 repetitions on each side for two to three rounds.
- Wake-Up Bounce
“This is my go-to morning move that really wakes me up,” Jacobs said. “Choose a song that’s roughly three to five minutes and spend the duration of the song bouncing through the balls of your feet. You’ll start to increase blood flow ― not to mention sneak in a quick calf workout ― and may find that after the song ends your mood has improved, too.”
- Child’s Pose To Side Bend
It may seem counterproductive that one of the stretches to wake you up resembles a move that looks like you’re sleeping, but Khalil Jones, a certified personal trainer who also trains at Rumble Boxing in Philadelphia, said this move is great for stomach sleepers. This is because it can reset the spine after having the lower back rounded forward all night. (And reducing stiffness in your back allows you to move more freely and feel more energized.)
Kneeling on the floor, spread your knees hip-width apart and bend forward to place your torso between your thighs. Lengthen your tailbone and place your hands out to the side. Hold for 15 seconds for three to four rounds. As you come out of child’s pose, do a side bend: Grab one elbow with the opposite hand over your head and lean away from the elbow. This will stretch your back and triceps and improve mobility in your upper body.
- Hip Flexor Stretch
“Hip flexors are such an important muscle,” Marko said. “Tight hamstrings can tug on your lumbar spine, and this can cause pain.”
Dropping down into a half kneeling position, do a slight pelvic tilt, lunging yourself forward to stretch your hip flexors. Hold for 15 seconds, repeating for three to four rounds.
If you feel too tight to try this, start by lying on the floor first, knees bent and feet flat. Keep your knees together and rock your legs side to side. Next, let your knees fall all the way down to one side to get a more intense stretch on your lower back. Switch sides, holding for 15 seconds each time, and then try the hip flexor stretch again.
- Lateral Breathing
If you just can’t get yourself out of bed to stretch and move before you need to be productive, don’t sweat it. Nikki Chrysostomou, a licensed movement therapist and founder of Movement Integration, said you can practice this stimulating stretch anywhere ― in the car, at your desk or even on your bed.
All you need to do is inhale and exhale deeply and focus your mind on getting the breath into your sides. If it’s helpful, you can place your hands on your ribcage to help you monitor where your breath is going.
“Lateral breathing helps to stimulate the mind,” Chrysostomou said. “To do this, work on taking breath away from the stomach. Think of breathing into the back of your ribcage, into the sides of the ribs and into your armpits. This creates a bucket-handle effect, with the ribs expanding out, and can perk you up.”
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