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Born on this day!! Actor Joyce Van Patten is 88. Country singer Mickey Gilley is 86. Actor Trish Van Devere is 81. Singer John Cale (The Velvet Underground) is 80. Singer Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere and the Raiders is 80. TV anchor Charles Gibson is 79. Guitarist Robin Trower (Procol Harum) is 77. Singer Jeffrey Osborne is 74. Guitarist Jimmie Fadden of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is 74. Actor Linda Fiorentino (“Men in Black”) is 64. Actor Tom Amandes (“Eli Stone,” ″Parenthood”) is 63. Guitarist Rusty Hendrix of Confederate Railroad is 62. Actor Juliette Binoche (“Chocolat,” ″The English Patient”) is 58. Bassist Robert Sledge of Ben Folds Five is 54. Drummer Shannon Leto of 30 Seconds To Mars is 52. Rapper C-Murder (AKA C-Miller) is 51. Actor Emmanuel Lewis (“Webster”) is 51. Actor Jean Louisa Kelly (“Yes, Dear,” ″Mr. Holland’s Opus”) is 50. Actor Kerr Smith (“Life Unexpected,” ″Dawson’s Creek”) is 50. Actor Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) is 43. Comedian Jordan Klepper (“The Daily Show”) is 43. Rapper Chingy is 42. Actor Matthew Gray Gubler (“Criminal Minds”) is 42. Guitarist Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory is 41. Keyboardist Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes is 39. Actor Brittany Snow (“American Dreams,” ″Hairspray”) is 36. Rapper Bow Wow is 35. Rapper YG is 32. Actor Luis Armand Garcia (“George Lopez”) is 30. Actor Cierra Ramirez (“The Fosters”) is 27.


1862 – The first battle between two ironclad ships, the Monitor (Union) and Merrimack (Confederate) occurred, revolutionizing naval warfare.
1796 – Napoleon Bonaparte married Josephine de Beauharnais, widow of a former French officer executed during the revolution.
1841 – The Supreme Court ruled that the Amistad slaves were free.
1933 – The special session of Congress known as the “100 days” opened, launching FDR’s New Deal.
1964 – U.S. Supreme Court issued N.Y. Times v. Sullivan ruling.
1990 – Dr. Antonia Novello was sworn in as both the first Hispanic and woman to be U.S. surgeon general.

Today Is: Barbie Day, Get Over It Day, Joe Franklin Day, Discover What Your Name Means Day, National Urban Educator Day, Organize Your Home Office Day, Panic Day, Registered Dietitian Day, Sterile Packaging Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Survivor  /  10:00 – FBI
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  /  9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 –  The Goldbergs  /  8:30 – The Wonder Years /  9:00 – The Conners  /  9:30 – Home Economics  /  10:00 – A Million Little Things
FOX – 8:00 – Masked Singer  /  8:30 – Domino Masters
CW – 8:00 –  The Flash  /  9:00 – Kung Fu

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Ringo Starr, Shaun White (R 2/17/22)
Jimmy Fallon: Samuel L. Jackson, Rupert Grint, Wet Leg
Seth Meyers: Sandra Oh, Thomas Middleditch, Inhaler, Todd Sucherman
James Corden: Bob Odenkirk, Edi Patterson, Walk the Moon
Watch What Happens Live: Aidy Bryant, Emily Simpson
The View: Christopher Meloni, guest co-host Stephanie Grisham
The Talk: Pre-empted
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Naveen Andrews, Caroline Rhea, guest co-host Melba Wilson
Ellen DeGeneres: Jennifer Garner, Javier Bardem
Wendy Williams: Guest hosts Kym Whitley & Finesse Mitchell
The Real: A viewer plays “Yes or No, Get That Dough!”
Kelly Clarkson: Lily Collins, Josie Totah (R 1/5/22)
Tamron Hall: Shawn Bradley, Allyson Hernandez
Drew Barrymore: Sam Heughan

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

QUESTION: Are they giving the Broncos FALSE HOPE?? Seattle Seahawks engineer a mind-boggling trade and send their star, RUSSELL WILSON, to the Denver Broncos!


QUESTION: Is your man a “PSYCHOPATH?” or just “BOLD AND FEARLESS?” There is a difference, and these psychologists give you the traits to be looking for!!!!!!!! 


QUESTION: Think YOUR first date was weird?? These people share the oddest things that were said and done on a first date!! “I brought along a gun in case things go south!”


QUESTION: Why do it in space? They’re SCREWING US DOWN HERE!!! NASA set to study SEX IN SPACE, because it’s “crucial to a Mars mission!!” The 62-mile-high club????
Experts have confirmed that 'doggy style' and 'reverse cowgirl' are the exact same thing in zero-gravity

QUESTION: What happens when you slide down a cuise ship waterslide BACKWARDS?? You GET STUCK!! This clip went viral!! (Don’t worry, she got out OK!!!!)
A female cruise ship passenger got stranded on the attraction's massive waterslide overlooking the ocean.

Karate Kid Apartment Catches Fire

Firefighters responded to a well-known apartment building in Reseda, CA after a blaze erupted in one of its units Monday night.  The fire was reported at the South Seas apartment complex in the 19200 block of Saticoy Street shortly before 11:30 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.  More than two dozen firefighters helped contain the fire to a single unit and extinguished the flames in about 13 minutes, according to the Fire Department.  There was smoke damage to other units on the floor above and four patients were treated at the scene.  At least two of those patients were transported to a local hospital in unknown condition, according to the Fire Department.  The South Seas was the filming location of Daniel Larusso’s apartment in the original “Karate Kid” movie. The building was also featured recently in the “Cobra Kai” series based on the popular 80s movie.
********There have been quite a few thefts and fires at studio and film locations lately!! Coincidence?

Taron Egerton Returns To Stage After Fainting

Taron Egerton returned to the stage Monday following an incident where he fainted during a performance.  He resumed his lead role in the West End play Cock at Ambassadors Theatre in London after passing out during the debut performance Saturday.  Egerton shared a video Monday on Instagram Stories that showed him giving a thumbs up.  “Did the second preview. Didn’t pass out,” he said.  Egerton was performing Saturday when he fainted toward the end of the play. A doctor in the audience rushed to the stage to help him and understudy Joel Harper-Jackson finished the remaining 15 minutes of the production.  Egerton said in an Instagram post Sunday that he was “completely fine” and would return to the stage Monday evening.
********He fainted because he couldn’t believe how well it was going!!
*****Maybe he’s Gravy Disease like Wendy Williams!!
******The audience thought, “Who is this guy, again??”

Eminem Is The Most Certified Artist

Eminem has become the most-certified artist for singles in Recording Industry Association of America history.  The RIAA shared the news in a press release Tuesday after Eminem earned 73.5 million new certified units.  With the new Gold & Platinum Program certifications, Eminem has now earned 227.5 million RIAA awards in his career — 166 million single certifications and 61.5 million album certifications.  Curtain Call: The Hits has been certified as Eminem’s third Diamond album. The rapper now has six RIAA Diamond awards — three albums and three singles — and is one of seven artists in any genre or era with three or more Diamond Album awards.    “These awards recognize Eminem’s unflinching commitment to his craft and the enduring connection he has forged with fans over the last twenty years. With today’s announcement, Eminem becomes the top certified singles artist in our program’s history and adds a rare third Diamond Album to his many creative accomplishments,” RIAA chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier said. See the tweet HERE.
********So, he’s doing OK???
******Now you know why Dr. Dre invited him to the Super Bowl!!
*******Snoop just hit him up for a loan!!

Paris Hilton Launches Tracksuit Line

Paris Hilton has announced her new tracksuit line.  “Since the 2000s, tracksuits have been iconic,” the star wrote on Instagram Monday, posing next to a pink Bentley in a matching set.  “Over the years I have collected hundreds of tracksuits, and I am so excited to now launch my own Iconic Tracksuit collection.”  It was released on Hilton’s website Monday, with the line of candy-colored velour hoodies and pants almost instantly selling out.  Priced from $80 to $118, the limited collection includes five styles of hoodies, all bedazzled with rhinestone phrases on the back such as “Wifey,” “Boss Babe,” “Iconic,” “Shine On” and of course, “That’s Hot.”  For those who prefer a more subtle approach, a red tracksuit with star cutouts is also part of the new line.
*******Great.. we were worried that Paris might run out of money!!!

Prince Harry Spotted At The Rodeo

Prince Harry made a surprise appearance at a Texas rodeo Saturday where he took in some bull riding events.  “Where was Prince Harry Saturday night? Oooooh, just hanging out behind the bucking chutes at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo!! Loooove it!! Thank you for the visit!!” read an Instagram caption by the rodeo’s secretary Cindy Reid.  He got into it by wearing a cowboy hat to the Fort Worth stockyards.  Former bull rider-turned-trainer Cory Melton’s company Melton Bull Co. also shared the image in a since-deleted post, which was captioned, “Prince Harry hanging out at the rodeo this week … We get a lot of rodeo royalty but this is the first prince I’ve seen. Said he was going to enter the bull riding but the airline lost his rigging bag….”  It appears Harry attended the rodeo solo, so perhaps his wife, Meghan Markle, remained at home with their two kids, Archie, 2, and Lilibet, 9 months.
******He’ll do anything to get out of the house!!!
*****Maybe he’s helping the bull riders deal with their mental health issues!!

Alex Trebek’s Home Sells

The longtime and final home of Alex Trebek is getting a new owner.  His California residence is now in escrow. It was last asking $7 million.  Trebek, who died from stage 4 pancreatic cancer in 2020 at age 80, had initially purchased The Studio City estate for $2.15 million in 1991.  The five-bedroom, 11 bathroom Mediterranean-style mansion entered into contract on Wednesday and first hit the market on January 22, less than a year after his death.  Trebek’s wife, Jean, was ready to let go of the home she had shared with her husband for decades.  “She knew in order to ever move forward she would have to let go of the house” the insider said.
********Meaning she’s “moving forward” with her personal trainer!!


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

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“I didn’t realize that, oh sh*t, I’m actually looking really strange with injections and doing stuff to my face.”-On chasing youthfulness, Courtney Cox.

“I am America’s ex-boyfriend.”-On his relationship reputation, John Mayer.

“William always worries about me meeting under one-year-olds.  I come home saying, ‘Let’s have another one.’”-Admitting being around babies makes her “very broody”, Duchess Kate.

“I’ll give you a spoiler; and I’m not gonna tell you who, but one on us has a fake ass in their suit.”-Revealing one of the Spider-Man:  No Way Home actors-including Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield-wore a prosthetic butt in the film, Tom Holland.



Sheriff Attacked By Squirrel

Sheriff’s deputies in Louisiana shared video of the moment a deputy was “pounced on” by a squirrel during a traffic stop.  The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that deputies were conducting a traffic stop involving an arrest when “things got squirrelly.”  “Upon a vehicle search, a ‘pet’ feral squirrel — which was inside — pounced on the deputies,” the post said.  The video shows the deputy flailing as the squirrel quickly climbs around his body.  The post said the squirrel was safely returned to its cage. The sheriff’s office said the deputy and squirrel were both unharmed by the encounter. See the video HERE.
***********They don’t mention it, but he was going for the nuts!!
********Sometimes you feel like a nut.. sometimes you don’t!!
*******This was a dreaded “attack squirrel!!!”

Boat Found Tied To Pole

Police officers in California were left scratching their heads when a boat was found abandoned in a street — and tied to a “No Parking” sign.  The Irwindale Police Department said in a Twitter post that an officer found the boat parked without a trailer at the side of Los Angeles Street.  “Ahoy, you can’t park there! At least the captain was kind enough to anchor his boat to the street sign before he abandoned ship,” the department tweeted.  The boat was removed by city crews and taken to the local tow yard.  Irwindale Police Sgt. Rudy Gatto said the boat’s registration was out of date and a notice will be sent to the owner. Gatto said the boat had not been reported stolen.  See the pic HERE.
********It’s been there since the last flood???
******The owner couldn’t keep up the payments.. and no one would “float him a loan!!”

Bear Breaks Into Bakery

An Italian brown bear that made headlines when it broke into a bakery to feast on cookies has been captured and taken to a sanctuary.  Wildlife officials said the bear, dubbed Juan Carrito by residents of Roccaraso, Abruzzo, was taken to the Palena bear reserve in Chieti province due to the bruin’s repeated bad behavior.  The 2-year-old Mariscan bear made headlines in November 2021, when the animal broke into a Roccaraso bakery late at night and feasted on cookies.  The bear was tranquilized after the incident and moved to a remote area of Maiella National Park in Abruzzo, but the animal was spotted at a Roccaraso ski resort about a week later.  Officials said Juan Carrito was ensnared in a baited trap on Sunday after being spotted lurking around a local train station.
*****Research shows that bears are the most lawless animal!!
*********Time to take a chill pill and hibernate!!!

Florida Man Poops On The Porch

A Florida man was arrested Friday afternoon after he defecated on his neighbor’s porch, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.  An affidavit said Kenneth Clark Carlyle walked up to his next door neighbor’s porch completely naked at around 4:40 p.m. and defecated on an outdoor table.  Carlyle was in view of two security cameras during the incident, the affidavit added.  Deputies said they found Carlyle in his RV and spoke to him through his door while he was still naked and uncooperative.  Carlyle faces a charge of criminal mischief.
****Uh.. and how about a mental evaluation???
******When you gotta go…
*****Living in Florida is a big crap game!!!







The Biggest Mistakes People Make In Their Wills, According To Estate Lawyers

Huffington Post


  1. You assign co-executors.

“You should definitely just have one [executor]. One is best and then have alternate executors. A lot of testators think in fairness, they want to make all of their children responsible for administering the estate, and it’s a really bad idea. A lot of arguments. You have to have everybody agree on something.

“If you have a house and you want to sell the estate assets, obviously some kids will be like, ‘No, it should remain in the family. I don’t want to sell. How much should it sell for?’ Whether you should prep the the house before it sells. Little disagreements that inevitably turn into family in-fighting and there are going to be two sides and two factions. Not everybody gets along and all those things come out.

“I had a family that had seven [children who were] co-executors. It was a disaster. Everybody should get their own attorney at that point because of conflicts of interest. They didn’t want to do that because it’s seven times the legal fees. Can you imagine having seven attorneys trying to communicate on one thing? It becomes very costly.

“To avoid that cost, I made everybody sign waivers. I made them aware that there might be conflicts of interest later that we don’t anticipate now. Let’s say one person wants to purchase the house, or one person does all the work, other people don’t do anything and everybody gets commission. It’s a sore spot. Things that happen during the administration of their [loved one’s] estate are the things that happen throughout their lifetime that are repeating themselves.” — Alice Choi, estate planning attorney at Novick & Associates in New York City and Huntington, New York

″[The issue that comes up with too many executors,] if you have two, and they don’t agree, who gets the final say? If you are going to choose more than one, make it an odd number so it’s majority-rule. Some people are like, ‘I want all of my kids,’ and they have four children. Then it can be two against two, and then what happens?

“Although the will says what is supposed to be done — it’s the instructions — it does not guarantee that everything is going to run as smoothly as we would hope.” — Carmen Rosas, an estate planning attorney based in San Mateo, California


  1. You believe that a will is all you need to avoid loved ones going to court.

“Believing that a will alone will avoid the probate process [is the biggest mistake]. Probate is the legal process of administering a person’s estate both when they die intestate, [meaning] without a will, and when they die with one, [which is known as] proving the will. Although a valid will can ultimately direct where assets are allocated, it will likely not avoid the probate process if there are assets titled solely in your name.

“If you have a will in place, but an account (bank account, investment account, etc.) that does not have a beneficiary designation, i.e., it is solely in your name, the assets would likely have to go through the probate process before being distributed according to the terms of your will.

“I recently had a client come to me with her father’s will that directed the distribution of his estate evenly amongst his three children. She believed that the administration would be relatively straightforward.

“However, her father’s residence was titled solely in his name — was not in a trust and did not have a Transfer On Death designation, which some states allow — so probate had to be opened in order to transfer title of the residence to the beneficiaries. In Wisconsin, designating a TOD beneficiary on a deed is about $30, but with probate, the cost to the client to go through probate ended up being about $4,000.” — David Watson, an estate planning attorney based in Mequon, Wisconsin


  1. You’re too vague about items with sentimental value.

“Sometimes people are like, ‘To all my kids, an equal share.’ But that doesn’t necessarily leave the option available for kids to say, ‘I want to buy this property’ or ‘I want this specific item.’

“They are like, ‘My kids will figure things out, they all get along.’ When people pass away, relationships change. Money can change people. Your children that got along so well when you were alive may not get along as well when you are gone and not there to dictate who’s right, who’s wrong or be the mediator between them all.

“If you are too general, it will be based on interpretation, and if people interpret it differently, then you are in trouble. I’ll give an example. My grandmother had this gorgeous painting and when she passed away, I was like ‘Oh my gosh, I love this painting.’ We didn’t fight over it, but my aunt was like, ‘I really want it,’ and then one of my cousins wanted it. I jokingly said to my aunt, ‘Well, when you pass away, put it in your will that I get this painting.’ Luckily we were able to hash it out. My aunt being the next in line, she got it before the grandkids.

“If there is something that has lots of sentimental value, that’s the thing people fight about the most. They’ll say it’s money, but it’s really more sentimental things. People are processing their emotions with those sentimental things. If they regret not spending more time with somebody, they want all of the things, or every single memory or picture that they can get their hands on.

“If you know somebody wants something, just put it down. It will make it so much easier.” — Rosas


  1. You don’t update your will to reflect life changes.

“The biggest mistake people have when it comes to doing wills or estate plans is their failure to update those documents. There are certain life events that require the documents to be updated, such as marriage, divorce, births of children. It’s typically recommended that your estate plan be revisited every five to seven years.

“For a lot of people, once it’s done, they tend not to think about it. When you do a will, make the time to update it because there’s certain life events that may change your overall estate plans.

“Let’s say you name your children, and one of your children passes, but the way you had your will structured didn’t account for your grandchildren. So, in essence, your grandchildren were not included in the will because their parent passed, and that was not your intention.”— Dionna Reynolds, an estate planning attorney based in Orland Park, Illinois


  1. You don’t think through whether the gift you leave someone will actually help them at the time of your passing.

“The biggest mistake people make with doing their will or estate plan is simply not doing anything and having no documents at all. For those people who have documents, the next biggest mistake people make is to let the documents get stale.

“The next big mistake we see people make is to not carefully consider the consequences of the bequests that they make. Yes, leaving people money is an empowering thing. But sometimes those same bequests can cause a lot of problems for the person receiving the gift. When leaving money to children, some consideration should be given to the child’s maturity and place in life. An 18-year-old may be a legal adult, but is probably not in a good place in life to receive an inheritance, even a relatively modest one.

“Additionally, receiving gifts outright might disqualify a college-aged person from financial aid. For those beneficiaries in their midlife, some consideration should be given to the risk of divorce, creditors or vices such as substance abuse or gambling addiction. In each of those cases, the inheritance you may have intended to benefit a friend or family member could wind up in the hands of someone else and not help your loved one at all — and maybe even hurt them.

“For older beneficiaries, thought should be given to whether that person may be in a good mental state to receive gifts and whether that person may be disqualified from Medicaid Title XIX assistance as a result of an inheritance.” — Eido Walny, founder of Walny Legal Group, an estate planning and asset protection law firm based in Milwaukee


  1. You don’t leave instructions about where to find your will.

“I had a client who came in and they were like, ‘We have drafts that they created this, but we don’t have evidence or proof to show they actually signed the documents.’ If you are very clear, if you are very specific, people know where to find your important documents. It makes it easier on your loved ones.

“I’m in a forum where there are estate planning attorneys who are like, ’Did anybody do a will for this person? Did anybody create an estate plan for this person? They are located in this city, this state. We are looking for documents we think exist but aren’t exactly sure.′ Then it’s the process of finding out: Do they even have a will?

“I always tell my clients, ‘Put your originals in a safe place. Make sure you tell somebody where those documents are. Or at minimum, give them your attorney’s contact info.’ So if something happens, they can call our office.

“[In that case of that client, the will wasn’t found.] We had to start over.” — Rosas


  1. You don’t work with someone who actually understands estate law.

“There may also be a temptation to work with a lawyer who is not a specialist in this area because someone’s cousin, who normally does litigation, is willing to help you out, or your divorce attorney thinks they can pull a will together for you at a reasonable fee. Don’t fall into those traps.

“Estate planning is complicated and there are a lot of traps for the unwary, even unwary attorneys. Find someone who is a specialist, who knows how to navigate issues, and who you feel comfortable with. The National Association of Estate Planners and Councils is a great resource if you need a vetted referral.

“It’s important to get these documents right because when the chips are down and the documents are executed, the difference between a good set of documents and not can mean a lot of extra time, money and heartache. Don’t skimp in the short term in exchange for problems in the long term.” — Walny


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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