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Born on this day!! Actor Nancy Dussault (“Too Close For Comfort”) is 85. Singer Glenn Shorrock (Little River Band) is 77. Jazz bassist Stanley Clarke is 70. Actor David Garrison (“Married… with Children”) is 69. Guitarist Hal Lindes of Dire Straits is 68. Actor David Alan Grier is 65. Actor Vincent D’Onofrio is 62. Actor Deirdre Lovejoy (“The Wire”) is 59. Actor Rupert Graves (“The Madness of King George”) is 58. Bassist Tom Drummond of Better Than Ezra is 52. Actor Tony Rock (“Living Biblically”) is 52. Actor Monica Potter (“Parenthood,” ″Boston Legal”) is 50. Actor Molly Parker (“House of Cards”) is 49. Actor Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex,” ″Mean Girls”) is 39. Guitarist James Adam Shelley of American Authors is 38. Country singer Cole Swindell is 38. Singer and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino is 37. Actor Sean Marquette (“The Goldbergs”) is 33.


1859 – French acrobat Charles Blondin, AKA Jean Francois Gravelet, walked across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
1908 – A powerful natural explosion from an unknown cause rocked the Tunguska Basin, in eastern Siberia, flattening hundreds of square miles of forest and resulting in tremors that could be felt hundreds of miles away.
1921 – President Warren G. Harding appointed former president William H. Taft chief justice of the United States.
1934 – Adolf Hitler secured his position in the Nazi party by a “blood purge,” ridding the party of other leaders such as Ernst Roehm and Kurt von Schleicher.
1936 – Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind was published.
1971 – The 26th Amendment, which lowered the voting age to 18, was ratified by the states.
1998 – The remains of a Vietnam War serviceman buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers were identified as those of Air Force pilot Michael J. Blassie.

Today Is: Asteroid Day, California Avocado Day, Disabled Veterans Day, Leap Second Time Adjustment Day, National Meteor Watch Day, National Outfit Of The Day Day, National Parchment Cooking Day, NOW (National Organization For Women) Day, Social Media Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  The Price Is Right  /  9:00 – SWAT  /  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 – Card Sharks
FOX – 8:00 – Masterchef  /  9:00 – Crime Scene Kitchen
CW – 8:00 –  Kung Fu  /  9:00 – In The Dark

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Sarah Paulson, Frank Grillo, Lucy Dacus (R 6/21/21)
Jimmy Fallon: Kristen Bell, Dane DeHaan, Migos (R 6/9/21)
Stephen Colbert: Harvey Keitel, Randall Otis
Seth Meyers: Rob McElhenney, Ryan O’Connell, Brian Frasier-Moore (R 5/20/21)
James Corden: Heidi Klum, Ed Sheeran
Lilly Singh: Nithya Raman (R 5/24/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Amrit Kapai, Garcelle Beauvais
The View: Ashley Morgan Smithline, Jay Ellwanger
The Talk: Jonathan & Drew Scott, guest co-hosts Deborah Norville & Bobby Bones
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Kevin James, Cynthia Erivo, Danny Seo
Ellen DeGeneres: Don Cheadle, Ilana Glazer, guest host Wanda Sykes
Wendy Williams: Alfonso Ribeiro
The Real: Bianca Lawson, Jerome D. Love, Iesha Gilchrist (R 2/24/21)
Tamron Hall: Chrissy Metz, Meagan Good, Tamara Bass, Mekia Cox, Meagan Holder (R 1/18/21)
Drew Barrymore: Sara Bareilles, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Andrew McCarthy, Molly Baz, Sunny Hostin (R 5/12/21)

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

QUESTION: Will the next MISS USA be someone who was BORN A MAN??? The contestant representing as Miss Nevada is a transgender, which is a first!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Does the government know WAY MORE than they’re telling in the UFO Report? Of course they do, says this UFO expert and filmmaker.. a LOT MORE!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Can you be arrested for being HANGRY?? Yes, when you call Mickey D’s with a BOMB THREAT for leaving the sauces out of your MCNUGGETS order!!!!!!


QUESTION: Are YOU a DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEE?? You may want to post a sign instead of quitting!! These people did.. and now they’ve GONE VIRAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
People vent the frustration of hating their job with VERY unsubtle signs

QUESTION: He never does this in ANAHEIM!! Angels pitcher Dylan Bundy loses his lunch at YANKEE STADIUM!! “Start spreadin’ the spew!!” Too much New York HEAT????

“I should have had Dodger Dog!!!”

Sopranos Prequel Trailer Drops

A young Tony Soprano enters the family business in the new trailer for the upcoming Sopranos prequel movie, The Many Saints of Newark, which is set to open October 1st.  The new clip offers the first proper look at Michael Gandolfini — son of late Sopranos star James Gandolfini — as the adolescent Anthony (there were a few smaller glimpses in a trailer for Warner Bros. 2021 movie slate, released earlier this year) . It’s a role he fits well, as evidenced in the opening moments of the clip when he snaps and beats up a guy bugging him at a telephone booth.  The clip goes on to present Tony as a highly intelligent kid with natural leadership skills, but absolutely zero interest in school. Instead, he’s taken under the wing of his uncle, Dickie Moltisanti (Alessandro Nivola), who introduces him to the world of organized crime.  Sopranos creator David Chase wrote the script with one of the show’s longtime writers, Lawrence Konner; the film was directed by Alan Taylor, who also directed several episodes of the series.  See the trailer HERE.
********It’s scary how much he looks like his father!!
*****This may be the only time a kid (knowingly) played his own father!!!
******This movie will take us back to the days when “Big Pussy” was “Little Pussy!!”
*****Knowing Tony, he’ll probably clip his gym teacher!!

Britney Spears Working On Mental Health in Hawaii

Britney Spears is prioritizing her “mental and physical health” during her Hawaiian vacation with boyfriend Sam Asghari.  She reposted an Instagram Story video Asghari shared on Monday that showed her walking on a treadmill and flexing her arm muscles, while her personal trainer beau did the same.  “Mental and physical health comes before anything at this point !!!” Spears — who recently pleaded in court to end her “abusive” conservatorship — wrote over the clip, adding a sun and flexed bicep emoji.  On her profile, the “… Baby One More Time” singer also gave fans insight into how she was spending her time on her trip, writing, “I like the sound of the ocean at night and I like hearing people laughing from my balcony … there’s a togetherness here and it’s endless !!!”   Meanwhile, Asghari has been publicly and privately supporting his longtime girlfriend.  He posted a picture of himself flashing a huge smile after Spears’ voice was finally heard, and leading up to the hearing wore a “#FreeBritney” shirt.  “Sam has been a huge support for Britney. He helps boost her confidence and assures her that everything will go well,” a source says.
*******Why is she complaining about money??? She has enough to go to Hawaii!!
******We’re sure HE didn’t pay!!!
*******Later he got behind her and did some lunges!!!!!

Flintstones House Reaches Settlement

Florence Fang, the owner of the colorful, dome-shaped “Flintstone House” in Hillsborough, California, can keep her garden collection of dinosaurs and eye-catching “Flintstones” sculptures after settling a lawsuit with local officials, according to city records and The Palo Alto Daily Post.  The town, a suburb of San Francisco, called the multimillion dollar homage to the 1960s cartoon a “public nuisance” and filed a lawsuit against Fang in 2019 for making landscaping changes that it said violated codes and for not complying with orders to stop working.  Fang, a businesswoman of Chinese origin and former owner of two local newspapers, then countersued Hillsborough, accusing it of discriminating based on her nationality.  Now, as part of the settlement, Fang can apply for building permits for changes to the property, while the town will review and approve a survey of the landscaping updates, according to city records. Hillsborough will also pay Fang $125,000 and she will drop the countersuit.
********Sounds like her nickname is “Bang Bang!!!!”

Courtney Love Upset About Album Cover

Singer Olivia Rodrigo has been called out by Courtney Love for allegedly copying Hole’s Live Through This cover art to promote her Sour Prom concert film.  In an Instagram post, Love shares the image of Rodrigo, with the caption, “Spot the difference! #twinning!” Rodrigo replies, “love u and live through this sooooo much.” Love responded, telling the singer that her favorite florist is in Notting Hill, and that she’s expects a note.  The similarities between the images are undeniable: the purple background, the prom queen crown, bouquet of roses, and tear-smeared makeup. However, folks were quick to note other works that deal with emotional prom queens, such as Carrie, which Rodrigo names as an inspiration. While they bear a striking resemblance, a 56-year-old woman picking online fights with an 18-year-old over a widely used theme does not bode well for Love.  She also shared the image on Facebook and Twitter, further discussing in comment threads why the alleged copying really grinds her gears.  “Stealing an original idea and not asking permission is rude. There’s no way to be elegant about it. I’m not angry. It happens all the time to me,” Love wrote.  “It’s on Geffen (Rodrigo’s record label),” Love continued. “I’ve informed her I await her flowers and note. I sure hope it’s long. Does Disney teach kids reading and writing? God knows. Let’s see. Yes, this is rude. Rage inducing? Honey if I had a dollar for everyone this happens? I’d be real rich!”
********We thought she was rich from her dead husband’s songwriting royalties!!
********It’s obviously NOT Courtney’s first prom night!!
*******Her group’s name is “Hole!!!” That’s all you need to know!!!

Scarlett Johansson Launches Beauty Brand

Scarlett Johansson will team up with the Najafi Companies, a firm that’s investing between $5 and $10 million in the as-yet-unnamed label, according to a report.  Little is known about the initiative, including whether the products will be makeup or skin treatments or both. Either way, it will be the star’s first turn as an entrepreneur.  She has previously been a brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris, as well as a celebrity model for Dolce & Gabbana’s fragrance line, The One. In this case, however, she’ll be founder and chairman of the new company.  “Several years ago, I took a step back from my beauty deals with the goal of creating something true to me. The result is a clean, accessible approach to beauty,” Johansson said in a statement, according to the report in Women’s Wear Daily.  Johansson’s brand is slated to come out early next year, according to the report.
********All of these press releases sound like they’re written by the same publicist!!
*****Scarlett’s beauty regimen goes like this: #1: BE BORN BEAUTIFUL!! #2: Whatever.
*****This is something she can put her name on and get “mailbox money!!”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
**Please Credit Publication!

“Friends” V2:  Jen & David-(National Enquirer)

The “Friends” reunion has brought castmates Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer closer together!  “After admitting they’d once crushed on each other, Jen and David are talking almost every day!” an insider dished.  “He’s in a relationship, and Jen would never want to come between a happy couple, but who knows what would happen if they found themselves single at the same time!”

Fame’s a Pain For Rich Liam Payne-(Globe)

Money can’t buy love, happiness or peace of mind according to One Direction heartthrob Liam Payne, worth nearly three quarters of a billion bucks at age 27!  “There were a few pictures of me on a boat and I was all bloated out and I call it my pills-and-booze face,” confesses the former teen idol, who self-medicated to beat the blues.  “My face was ten times bigger than it is now.  The problem was, the best way to secure us was to lock us in our rooms, and what is in the room?  A mini-bar.  So I had a party-for-one that seemed to carry on for years.  It was wild but the only way you could get frustration out.”  Skyrocketing fame and fortune at 16 wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  “I still feel like a child in so many ways.  There is no link between money and happiness,” assures Harry Styles’ former boyband mate.  “It is a myth.”

Robbie & Elizabeth:  They’re Married!-(Us Weekly)

The secret’s out!  WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen, 32, let it slip that she and her musician fiancé, Robbie Arnett, 29, were married when she referred to him as “my husband” during a recent interview.  Reports confirm the two are indeed officially wed, having quietly tied the knot in 2020 after three years of dating.  During the interview, Olsen also praised Arnett, calling him “such a cutie!”

Paul & Jennifer’s Marriage Rules!-(Star)

Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly have weathered 18 years of marriage by following a few simple rules-and working together is one of them.  The Avengers actor and the Oscar-winning actress, both 50, share son, Stellan, 17, and daughter Agnes, 10, and two very busy schedules.  (Her son Kai, 23, is from a previous relationship.)  “It was tough at first, but working together allows them to stay connected,” reveals a source.  The couple first met on the set of 2001’s A Beautiful Mind and have collaborated on four other films since tying the knot in 2003.  Even when they’re not sharing a movie trailer, “Jennifer and Paul won’t go more than a week, two max, apart,” the source adds.  “It’s important to both of them that fame never comes before their family.”

Kim & Kanye:  Did He Cheat?-(Life & Style)

Kanye West fell for Irina Shayk fast.  Too fast?  A shocking new report claims the rapper, 44, briefly dated the Russian-born beauty, 35, before he ever got together with Kim Kardashian-and according to a source, the bombshell revelation has the reality star, 40, wondering what else he might be hiding about their “new” romance.  “Kanye has moved on, that much is clear, and so has she.”

New Couple:  Millie Bobby Brown & Jake Bongiovi-(People)

Two weeks after Bongiovi, 19, the son of rocker Jon Bon Jovi, sparked romance rumors when he posted a selfie with the Stranger Things star, 17, the pair held hands in N.Y.C. on June 17.

Winner of the Week-(In Touch)

Joe Jonas

The singer hilariously crashes a Jonas Brothers vs. One Direction-themed SoulCycle class in Atlanta.



Nude Beachgoers Spooked By Deer

Police in the Australian state of New South Wales say they have levied fines against two nude beachgoers who had to be rescued after being spooked by a deer and running into a forest.  The two men were breaking coronavirus lockdowns by sunbathing naked on a remote beach south of Sydney, NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller told reporters Monday, but worsened their offense when, after being startled by a deer, they fled into the Royal National Park and got lost.  The men, aged 30 and 49, were fined $760 for breaking the COVID-19 rules after authorities came to their rescue Sunday evening.  Residents of Sydney and many other parts of the state were placed under stay-at-home orders earlier in the day as Australia scrambled to counter the fast-spreading Delta variant of the coronavirus.  Even though the men were fined, Fuller said their actions cost the community more because of the resources needed to track them down.
*********They could have left them in the forest… they were already dating a knothole!!
*******Who gets spooked by a deer????
*******Sounds like they were practicing their “nude pole vaulting!!”

Firefighter Stuck In Tree Rescuing Cat

A man tried to rescue cat that climbed tree, and then fire crews in Tulsa, Okla., had to rescue both.  “Its owner was so concerned for the feline that he climbed up to attempt a rescue,” the Tulsa Fire Department noted in a post on Facebook. “Unfortunately, they both found themselves in a dangerous predicament high above the ground, unable to get down safely.”  Capt. Alan Hancock and his Engine 27 A Platoon responded to the scene, according to the post.  After assessing the situation, they requested Capt. Jack Inbody and the Ladder 27 crew to use their aerial device.  “Acting FEO Brett Allen positioned the aerial so Firefighter James Brooks could ascend and perform a safe rescue,” the post read.  See the video HERE
*******They should have sent up another cat to rescue the dude!!!
*****He wasn’t in the tree that long, but the embarrassment will last a lifetime!!
******The cat looked at him and said, “You DO have a plan, right??”

Family Becomes Billionaires For A Moment

A Baton Rouge family was surprised to find $50 billion mistakenly deposited to their account.  Darren James found out about the $50 billion deposit through his wife who frantically called him, and told him to sit down before showing it to him, local news station BR Proud reported.  “It was crazy just to see what it looks like because I’ve never seen that many zeros in my life,” James told BR Proud. “I wasn’t going to keep it. The thing that was most baffling was, we don’t even know where it came from. We don’t know anybody with that kind of money.”  James called the bank immediately to report the mistaken deposit and find out what happened, according to Newsweek.  The family took screenshots to remember the once-in-a-lifetime error, and the bank reversed the mistake within four days, according to BR Proud.  Recipients of mistaken bank deposits are not allowed to keep the money, BR Proud and Newsweek reported. Banks usually spot the error and reverse the transaction, and those who spend the money may face criminal charges for theft of property lost by mistake.
********WE’VE seen tons of zeroes in our account. They just didn’t have any numbers in front of them!! Just zeroes!!
******This is when you call the bank and say, “Hey!! There’s supposed to be $100 billion in that account!!”
******We would withdraw a billion, just to see what it feels like… then put it back!!!






5 Signs You’re A Work Martyr Who Is Sacrificing Yourself For The Job

Huffington Post

  1. “I feel special being the go-to for work problems.”

Lisa Orbé-Austin, a licensed psychologist who focuses on helping professionals manage their careers, noted that work martyrs may also have signs of impostor syndrome. “The idea of being someone’s go-to is getting to be special in some way,” she said. “Searching for that external validation of being special is also indicative of a fact that you’re not internalizing on your own your accomplishments, your skills, your value.“

Reality check: You can’t take care of yourself if you are the go-to for everyone else. Orbé-Austin said it can feel good in the moment to be a colleague’s go-to for a work request, but it can create an inescapable loop because when the moment passes, you may even start to feel like, “Oh no, I’m not getting noticed, I have to do something.”

By overloading yourself with other people’s work requests to feel valuable, “you are creating a situation where you can’t care for yourself anymore,” Orbé-Austin said. You may come to work sick or turn down much-needed vacations, for example.

When you don’t need someone’s validation to feel valuable, you can be more strategic with taking on more work and even turn it down by realizing, “I’m not sure that’s going to do much for me other than them give me the accolade and I don’t need that, so no,” Orbé-Austin said.


  1. “No one else can do this job but me.”

Work martyrs “see requests not as options, but as demands. They think that everything that comes across their plate is something they have to or must do,” Wilding said.

When you believe every request is your work problem to solve, you cannot relinquish control. When you are a manager of a team, this micromanaging mindset is destructive, and you can overgeneralize mistakes like “‘My direct report didn’t do this report right one time, it’s just easier for me to do it myself,’” Wilding said. “Just because someone doesn’t do it right that one time, it doesn’t mean they’re not capable of doing it. Instead, it might mean you need to give better instructions, or you need to reset expectations, or you need to give them more time.”

Reality check: Your work martyr behavior impacts others, not just you. When you are unable to delegate, you are doing your colleagues a disservice. “By over-functioning, you are robbing the people around you of much-needed growth opportunities, challenges that would be rewarding or fulfilling, or help them advance in their own careers,” Wilding said.

Not only will it physically exhaust you to be the go-to for everyone’s jobs, “it also sets up this dynamic where other people learn to become helpless because they are not empowered to figure things on their own, to solve problems, to get tasks done, because you’re always the one fixing it,” Wilding said.


  1. “I need to be the first one in, last one out to be the best.”

For work martyrs, logging long hours is how they do a good job. “They equate their self-worth with how much they are able to do and their productivity. The two are one and the same,” Wilding said.

Reality check: Being available at all hours hurts you and your colleagues. Physical signs that you are overextending yourself include sleeplessness, migraines and burnout, Wilding said. “You may not be able to sleep at night, because your mind is constantly rushing with thoughts about work,” Wilding said. “Your relationships may be on the rocks because you’re prioritizing your workload over your family.”

If you are a work martyr with people who report to you, being too available for work can also set the expectation that your colleagues need to be available at all hours, too. “[Martyrs] send late-night emails and that creates anxiety on the rest of the team,” Wilding said.


  1. “If I keep my head down and work hard, my work will be recognized.”

Workers sometimes receive positive feedback for falling on the sword, which can send the wrong signal that work martyrdom is good for their career. Orbé-Austin said although there may be “verbal supportive praise for the person who is killing themselves at work,” this doesn’t mean it’s a path to success.

“When you’re a work martyr, you can be blinded by where the opportunity is, you just think the that opportunity is in working hard,” Orbé-Austin said.

Reality check: keep your head up, not your head down. A large quantity of work is not necessarily quality work. “Because [martyrs] find their self-worth in working and being that go-to person, they tend to fill up their time with things that may be urgent but not necessarily important or high-impact,” Wilding said.

If you think doing so much work is all it takes to get ahead at your job, you’re not fully understanding how promotions happen. “A lot of what it takes to advance your career comes down to visibility, or internal and external networking, or strategic alliances,” Wilding said.

Instead of hoping your job will pay you back for your sacrifices, be strategic about where people find you as an asset, so you can advance. Find an ally outside of work who can put your career in perspective, Orbé-Austin recommended. They can be the mentor to advise you that “here’s the big players, here’s why people get promoted, here’s what you need to be thinking, here’s the relationships you need to build,” she said.


  1. “I can’t take a vacation.”

A 2017 survey on vacation habits commissioned by the U.S. Travel Association, a travel industry organization, defined work martyrs as employees “who do not take time off because they feel no one else can do the job.”

Fear holds these employees back from taking breaks. A 2018 survey of 4,000 Americans’ vacation habits revealed that the top reasons workers said they weren’t using vacation days were a fear of looking replaceable and less dedicated, and a belief that they had too much work to take time off.

Reality check: Recovery is key to career success. To challenge the blanket assumption that you can’t take vacations, Wilding said one tip she gives clients who see time off as a weakness is to reframe rest as recovery. “Recovery is a much more active participatory word and better reflects what you’re doing,” she said. “You’re investing in your future self, you’re investing in your energy, you need that recovery time to recharge your batteries.”


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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