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Born on this day!! Actor Judd Hirsch is 88. Bassist Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead is 83. Singer Mike Love of the Beach Boys is 82. Singer-keyboardist Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone is 80. Guitarist Howard Scott of War is 77. Rock guitarist Ry Cooder is 76. Actor Frances Conroy (“American Horror Story,” ″Six Feet Under”) is 70. Actor Craig Wasson (“Body Double”) is 69. Singer Dee Snider of Twisted Sister is 68. Actor Joaquim de Almeida (film’s “Clear and Present Danger,” TV’s “24”) is 66. Actor Park Overall (“Empty Nest”) is 66. Model Fabio is 62. Singer Sananda Maitreya (Terence Trent D’Arby) is 61. Singer Bret Michaels of Poison is 60. Singer Rockwell is 59. Actor Chris Bruno (“The Fosters”) is 57. Actor Kim Raver (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 56. Singer Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray is 55. Bassist Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 and of Plus-44 is 51. Singer-guitarist Matt Thomas of Parmalee is 49. Actor Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”) is 48. Musician of Black Eyed Peas is 48. DJ Joseph Hahn of Linkin Park is 46. Rapper Young Buck is 42. Bassist Ethan Mentzer of The Click Five is 41. Actor Kellan Lutz (“The Legend of Hercules,” The “Twilight” films) is 38. Actor Caitlin Wachs (“Profiler”) is 34.


44 – On the “Ides of March,” Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the senate house by a group of conspirators led by Cimber, Casca, Cassius, and Marcus Junius Brutus.
1493 – Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first visit to the Western Hemisphere.
1820 – Maine became the 23rd state.
1917 – Nicholas II, the last czar of Russia, is forced to abdicate his throne (March 2, old style calendar).
1937 – The first hospital blood bank in the United States was established, in Chicago, at Cook County Hospital.
1965 – President Lyndon Johnson asked Congress for legislation guaranteeing every American the right to vote.
2003 – Hu Jintao was chosen to replace Jiang Zemin as the president of China.
2004 – Scientists reported the discovery of Sedna, the most distant object in the solar system.

Today Is: Brutus Day, Buzzards Day, Ides of March, International Day of Action Against Canadian Seal Slaughter, International Day to Combat Islamophobia, National VO Day (Voice Over), National Shoe The World Day, Small Business Development Day, True Confessions Day, World Consumer Rights Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 – Survivor / 9:00 – Lingo  /  10:00 – True Lies
NBC – 8:00 – Chicago Med / 9:00 – Chicago Fire / 10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 – The Conners / 8:30 – The Goldbergs / 9:00 – Abbott Elementary / 9:30 – Not Dead Yet / 10:00 – A Million Little Things
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer / 9:00 – Farmer Wants A Wife
CW – 8:00 – The Flash / 9:00 – Gotham Knights

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: David Letterman, Dominique Fishback
Jimmy Fallon: Keira Knightley, Zachary Levi, Rina Sawayama, Nore Davis
Stephen Colbert: Vice President Kamala Harris, Carrie Coon
Seth Meyers: Bryan Cranston, Nicole Byer, Nic Collins
James Corden: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dan Levy
Watch What Happens Live: Danny Pellegrino, Katie Maloney
Daily Show: Guest host Kal Penn
The Talk: Christine Ebersole, Susan Stroman
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Keira Knightley, Nicholas Braun, Dr. Becky Kennedy
Kelly Clarkson: Seth Rogen, Jessica Williams, Meena Harris
Tamron Hall: Kelly Rizzo, Lolo Spencer, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Jennifer Holliday
Jennifer Hudson: Chrissy Metz, Nika King

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

QUESTION: Are EV cars about to eliminate AM RADIOS?? Ford and Tesla have done it already, because the electric motors cause interference, but some are warning about SAFETY CONCERNS!!!


QUESTION: Are we finally gonna get some FLYING CARS up in here?? This guy says his company, Doroni Aerospace, is ready to go and testing a hot prototype in.. FLORIDA!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Were you TROUBLED by the season finale of “The Last of Us??” This philosopher asks whether Joel took “the correct moral path!!” (Discuss amongst yourselves!!!) Spoiler!!


QUESTION: Wanna go SIGHTSEEING on your vacation?? Then you need this list of 99 BEST and WORST tourist attractions worldwide! (Spoiler: the Hollywood Walk of Fame is DEAD LAST!)
The Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest has been declared the world's best tourist attraction for 2023ere 

QUESTION: Will they send “Top Gun: Maverick” a big THANK YOU CARD?? Probably not, but the Oscars rode that wave to a 12% RATINGS INCREASE, scoring 18.7 million viewers!!!!

Some Will Smith Jokes Were Cut

There were certainly Will Smith jokes made at the 95th Academy Awards, but an executive producer of the event is explaining why there weren’t more.  Though jokes about the moment were very present, Molly McNearney, an executive producer of this year’s show and Kimmel’s wife, explained why her husband did not go “harder.”  “We didn’t want to make this year all about last year,” McNearney told Variety. “I cannot tell you how many Will Smith jokes we had that then we got rid of. We think that only the best for that room made it. There were certainly some that went harder, but we didn’t think that was our place to do that. That should be Chris Rock, not us.”  Still, they didn’t want to ignore the incident altogether. “We really liked the idea of making fun of the reaction to it last year,” said McNearney. “I think we’re all still in a bit of shock of how that went down and how after watching that violence everyone had to then sit through an acceptance speech.”
********Can someone slap HER???
*****Kimmel’s wife was an executive producer of the Oscars?? Can you say nepotism???
*****They were going to invite Will and then lynch him onstage, but someone wisely decided that was going too far!!

Lindsay Lohan Is Pregnant

Lindsay Lohan is pregnant, expecting her first baby with husband Bader Shammas, she announced on Instagram Tuesday.  Alongside a photo of a white onesie that reads “coming soon,” Lohan wrote, “We are blessed and excited!” tagging Shammas in the post.  A rep for the couple confirmed to PEOPLE that the actress married the financier in early July, after announcing her engagement with a series of Instagram photos in November 2021. “My love. My life. My family. My future,” she wrote in the caption.  The news of Lohan’s marriage came after the actress called Shammas her “husband” in an Instagram post.  In June, Lohan shared another photo of the pair in celebration of Shammas’ birthday. “My love! You’re not only a great man, an incredible person, you’re my best friend,” she captioned the selfie.
********Sorry, we can’t hear you.. Lindsay’s BIOLOGICAL CLOCK is too loud!!!
******Lindsay should remember everything her own mother did.. and make sure she doesn’t do any of that!!!
*****Why can’t they use a surrogate, like a normal Hollywood power couple???

Was Tom Cruise Trying To Avoid Nicole Kidman?

Apparently Tom Cruise’s absence from the Academy Awards show had a lot to do with the attendance of his former spouse Nicole Kidman.  “Tom was not there because she was there, and he did not want a run-in,” a source shared with the Daily Mail. Although other sources claimed Cruise’s absence was “not personal,” they neither confirmed nor denied whether it had anything to do with Kidman. Another report from People claims Cruise was unable to attend the show due to the production schedule for Mission: Impossible 8, currently filming overseas. Kidman was on hand at the Oscars to present an award, while Cruise’s film Top Gun: Maverick was nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture. The two actors were married from 1990 until their divorce was finalized in 2001 and share two adopted children together.  It’s been more than 20 years since Kidman and Cruise’s split, and in that time both actors have gone on to have other relationships and even remarried.
*****Tom was there.. in the cocaine bear suit!!
********Let’s face it: he didn’t come because he knew “Top Gun” had no chance of winning with this roomful of freaks!!

The Last Of Us Draws Big Ratings

About 8.2 million people tuned in to watch Sunday’s The Last of Us Season 1 finale on HBO Max and its linear platforms.  “The series is now averaging 30.4 million viewers across its first six episodes, with the first episode approaching 40 million viewers in the U.S,” HBO said in a press release Monday. “Outside of the United States, The Last of Us is now the most-watched show in the history of HBO Max in both Europe and Latin America.”  The story is set 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed by a mutated fungus that turns people into monstrous cannibals.  Created by Chernobyl filmmaker Craig Mazin and writer/video game developer Neil Druckmann, the show co-stars Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv, Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Melanie Lynskey and Storm Reid.  “What a ride! Thank you to everyone that tuned in and helped make this show such a wonderful journey,” Druckmann tweeted Monday.
********True: some of the actors from the video game are also in the TV show!!
*******The fungus started between someone’s toes and spread from there!!!

Prince Harry’s Nazi Costume In New Season Of The Crown

Prince Harry’s infamous scandal involving a Nazi Halloween costume is set to appear in Season 6 of Netflix’s “The Crown,” reports The Sun.  In 2005, he attended Olympic showjumper Richard Meade’s “native and colonial” dress party where the royal donned the uniform complete with a swastika armband.  The royal family issued an apology after the photo was obtained and published by The Sun.  “I am very sorry if I have caused any offense,” said the then-20-year-old Prince Harry. “It was a poor choice of costume, and I apologize.”  Prince Harry revealed in his memoir “Spare” that he spoke with the Chief Rabbi in London and said that the visit had a “profound impact” on him.  In his bombshell-ridden book, the royal claimed that his brother and then-girlfriend Kate Middleton told him to dress in the controversial outfit.  “I phoned Willy and Kate, asked what they thought. Nazi uniform, they said,” Harry wrote. “They both howled. Worse than Willy’s leotard outfit! Way more ridiculous! Which, again, was the point.”  The Duke later called it “one of the biggest mistakes in my life.” Netflix is now set to recreate the drama for its sixth and final season with Luther Ford playing the beleaguered Prince Harry and Ed McVey playing Prince William.
********How did Hitler tie his shoe laces?? In little Nazis!!
********Harry has a unlimited capacity for blaming his problems on everyone else!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“I’ve had my mom’s old Ouija board that told her she was going to marry a guy named Will, which she did.  You know, they got divorced, so I don’t know how special that s— is.”-Anna Kendrick, on an unusual item she owns.

“I wish I hated bagels, but I don’t.”-Scarlett Johansson, on not being “strict” with her diet.

“You have to be an idiot not to recognize that she’s the best singer of all time.”-Chris Martin, on his status as “such a big Rihanna fan.”



Trapped Owl Turns Out To Be Harry Potter Plush

Wildlife rescuers in Britain said the search for a bird believed to be trapped inside the wall of a home when the cause of the sounds was revealed as a Harry Potter toy.  Cleethorpes Wildlife Rescue said in a Facebook post that volunteers were dispatched when a North East Lincolnshire, England, resident reported bird sounds were coming from inside a wall at their home.  “There was no obvious entry point that the resident could find so it was a mystery to how any bird would’ve found it’s way into the wall cavity,” the post said.  The rescue said the volunteers were still on their way to the home when the resident called a second time with an update — the cause of the bird sounds that appeared to be coming from inside the wall was a children’s toy.  See the video HERE.
********Yes, but was it a children’s toy BEFORE the spell was cast??? 

Human Hand Was From Mannequin

Sheriff’s deputies summoned to a canal on a report of a suspected human hand in the water were able to recover the object and discovered it had once belonged to a mannequin.  The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded when some anglers in Matlacha reported spotting what appeared to be a human hand at the bottom of a 3-foot-deep canal.  “Deputies responded and observed the object, making attempts to retrieve it from the dock,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.  Sheriff’s Cpl. Jay Brett secured the use of a mini barge and was able to retrieve the item, which turned out to be a discarded mannequin hand.  “We are ready for every matter at hand,” the post said.  See the pic HERE.
*********Have they fingered any suspects???
********Did it fall off a palm tree???
*******The cops got a thumbs-up for retrieving the hand!!!

Dog Rescued From The Ocean

Firefighters in California said a lifeguard came to the rescue of a dog spotted running loose through a beach parking lot before swimming out to sea.  The Long Beach Fire Department said Long Beach Lifeguards were summoned to the Junipero Beach parking lot Saturday on a report of a small dog running loose and evading capture attempts.  “When Lifeguard Units got on the scene, the dog had run out to the ocean and started swimming out to sea,” the fire department said in a Facebook post.  The post said a lifeguard donned a wet suit and headed out into the water with a rescue board and buoy.  The lifeguard was able to get the small dog on his rescue board and brought the canine safely to shore.  The dog was taken by Animal Control Services, which is now attempting to find the canine’s owner.
**********That dog is too damned dumb to live!!!
********That’s a real “salty dog!!!”
*****He jumped in because he thought he saw a catfish!!!

Zebra Attacks Owner In Ohio!

A zebra attacked its owner at an Ohio home and bit the man’s arm before it was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy, authorities said.  The attack occurred around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Pickaway County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the home and found the man in a fenced-in field, lying on the ground.  The large male zebra continued acting aggressively and charged at a deputy’s cruiser that had been positioned to keep the animal away from the victim, the sheriff’s office said. One deputy was able to briefly scare it away using their cruiser’s horn and sirens, but the zebra continued to charge at deputies and other first responders and eventually was shot and killed.  It was not clear what caused the zebra’s aggressive behavior, but officials said it may have been trying to protect some female zebras that were in the same field.  Zebras are not considered exotic animals under Ohio law.
**********They could have just thrown him in prison!! He was already wearing stripes!!









The Rudest Things You Can Do At A Baby Shower


Embarrassing The Honoree

“Do not touch and squeeze the abdomen and tell the mom she’s as big as a house,” said etiquette expert Juliet Mitchell, also known as Ms. J.  Remember it’s a baby shower, not a roast, so keep the expectant parents’ comfort and enjoyment in mind.  “Don’t embarrass the mom-to-be,” said Diane Gottsman, the author of “Modern Etiquette for a Better Life” and founder of The Protocol School of Texas. “Playing games, such as measure mom’s belly or guess the baby’s gender may be uncomfortable for the new mom. It’s always best to have the games approved in advance.”


Serving Food The Guest Of Honor Prefers Not To Eat

Along the same theme of keeping the expectant parents’ enjoyment in mind, don’t plan a menu of sushi and soft cheeses.  “Ask mom her preference on food items and any non-negotiable foods she either dislikes or needs to stay away from,” Gottsman said. “Don’t forget to ask guests about their food allergies as well.”


Getting Drunk

Although pregnant people are advised to avoid alcohol, they’re often fine with their guests enjoying some libations. But that doesn’t mean you should get wasted.  “Guests should refrain from over-indulging in the cocktails,” Gottsman said. “Mom-to-be will be skipping the signature cocktails, and her guests should enjoy the conversation more than the free-flowing mimosas.”


Sharing Childbirth Nightmare Stories

A baby shower isn’t the venue to share your horrific birthing story or the traumatic experiences of your friends.  “Avoid stories about difficult deliveries and hard labor issues,” Gottsman said. “Everyone has a personal story, and many of them should be kept to themselves at a baby shower.”


Commenting On Other Guests’ Fertility

Avoid asking other guests questions like, “When are you going to have a baby?” or trying to persuade them to become parents.  “Don’t make comments about other guests’ fertility,” said Jodi R.R. Smith, president of Massachusetts-based Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting. “There could be a friend there who has been trying to conceive for years or who has recently experienced a miscarriage.”


Pressuring The Couple To Reveal The Sex

The decision to find out and share the sex of your unborn child is personal and should be respected.  “If the baby shower is before birth and the couple has not done a reveal, do not pressure the couple to disclose the gender,” Mitchell said. “Allow them that privacy and special moment if that is their desire.”


Going Off-Registry

“Stick to the registry,” Gottsman said. “The new mom has requested specifics that she will need to prepare for the baby.”  Be particularly mindful of the needs of adoptive parents who have a shower as well.  “When attending a shower in advance of a child’s adoption, make sure your gift and card are appropriate,” Smith said. “While newborn clothing is always suitable for a birth, some adopted children are a bit older, so check with the shower host for the age and gender of the child.”  You may also wonder what to do about gifts if you aren’t able to attend the shower.  “If this situation applies to you and you are extremely close to the honoree, you should send a small gift to be opened at the event,” Smith said. “Other friends and family who are not able to attend have the option of waiting until after the baby is born to send a gift.”


Bringing Uninvited Guests

It’s rude to bring uninvited guests to most occasions, including a baby shower. “No surprise family members or friends,” Gottsman advised. “If the invitation does not have anyone else’s name on it, you are the only one they are expecting. If you RSVP’d for one, show up by yourself.”


Showing Up Late And Overstaying Your Welcome

“Do not overstay your welcome,” Mitchell said. “Whether the shower is before or after birth, the expectant or new parent is likely to be tired. New parents may need to nurse. Babies become tired and irritable.”  Respect the start time as well, as showers often have scheduled activities.  “Arrive on time and don’t be the last to leave,” Gottsman said. “You can loosely follow the parameters of the invitation. Sometimes people are having so much fun they don’t want to leave, but when it starts getting too late, give mom-to-be time to relax and go home.”


Throwing A Shower Without Consulting The Expectant Parent

“Not all cultures and religions welcome pre-birth festivities, nor do all individuals,” Smith said. “Some view any celebrations before the baby’s healthy birth to be premature at best and to be tempting fate at worst. Before hosting any festivities, make sure that the event will be welcomed.”  A surprise shower might seem like a fun idea, but consider how it will be received by the guest of honor, who likely would’ve preferred to prepare for such an event. Consider their personality and preferences as you figure out the vibe of the shower, too.  “Games and a theme are not required, and the style and tone of the event should keep the guest of honor in mind,” added Nick Leighton, an etiquette expert and co-host of the “Were You Raised by Wolves?” podcast.


Failing To Honor Social Media Requests

Sometimes people don’t want photos from their private events shared on social media, so if they express this desire, respect it.  “If the parents request no social media post or a wait up to 24 hours after the shower, please honor their request,” Mitchell said. “Speaking of posting on social media, please do not post any unflattering pictures. If in doubt, don’t post it.”


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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