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Born on this day!! Composer Burt Bacharach is 93. Actor Millie Perkins (“Knots Landing”) is 85. Country singer Billy Swan is 79. Actor Linda Dano (“Another World”) is 78. Singer Steve Winwood is 73. Actor Lindsay Crouse is 73. Actor Bruce Boxleitner is 71. Singer Billy Squier is 71. Actor Gabriel Byrne is 71. Blues musician Guy Davis is 69. Country singer Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn is 66. Drummer Eric Singer of Kiss is 63. Actor Ving Rhames is 62. Guitarist Billy Duffy of The Cult is 60. Actor Emilio Estevez is 59. Actor April Grace (“Lost,” ″Joan of Arcadia”) is 59. Actor Vanessa Williams (“Soul Food,” ″Melrose Place”) is 58. TV personality Carla Hall (“The Chew”) is 57. Keyboardist Eddie Kilgallon (Ricochet) is 56. Actor Stephen Baldwin is 55. Actor Scott Schwartz (“A Christmas Story”) is 53. Actor Kim Fields (“Living Single,” ″The Facts of Life”) is 52. Actor Samantha Mathis (TV’s “The Strain”) is 51. Actor Jamie Luner (“Melrose Place,” ″Profiler”) is 50. Actor Rhea Seehorn (“Better Call Saul”) is 49. Actor Mackenzie Astin (“Scandal,” “The Facts of Life”) is 48. Bassist Matt Mangano of Zac Brown Band is 45. Actor Rebecca Herbst (“General Hospital”) is 44. Actor Malin Akerman (“Trophy Wife”) is 43. Actor Jason Biggs (“American Pie”) is 43. Actor Rami Malik (“Bohemian Rhapsody,” ″Mr. Robot”) is 40. Actor Clare Bowen (“Nashville”) is 37. Actor Emily VanCamp (“Revenge”) is 35. Actor Malcolm David Kelley (“Lost”) is 29. Actor Sullivan Sweeten (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) is 26.


1870 – Manitoba became a province of Canada.
1932 – The body of Charles and Anne Lindbergh’s kidnapped baby was found.
1937 – Britain’s King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London.
1943 – Axis forces in North Africa surrendered.
1949 – The Soviet blockade that prompted the Berlin airlift was ended.
1970 – Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, swatted his 500th home run.
2002 – Former president Jimmy Carter became the first U.S. president (in or out of office) to visit Fidel Castro’s Cuba.
2008 – Tens of thousands killed and thousands injured when a 7.9 magnitude earthquake strikes Sichuan, Gansu, and Yunnan Provinces in western China.
2012 – The 2012 World Expo began in Yeosu, South Korea.

Today Is: Donate A Day’s Wages To Charity, Eid-Al-Fitr, International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases, International Nurses Day, Limerick Day, Native American Rights Day, National Night Shift Workers Day, National Third Shift Workers Day, National Nutty Fudge Day, Odometer Day, Receptionists Day, School Nurse Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Kids Say The Darndest Things  /  9:00 – SEAL Team  /  10:00 – SWAT
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  / 9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
– 8:00 –  The Goldbergs  /  8:30 – Home Economics  /  9:00 – The Conners  /  9:30 – Call Your Mother  /  10:00 – A Million Little Things
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer  /  9:00 – Game Of Talents
CW – 8:00 –  Kung Fu  /  9:00 – Nancy Drew

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Dave Chappelle, Nikki Glaser, J.PERIOD featuring Dave Chappelle, Black Thought & Tiffany Gouché
Seth Meyers: Aidy Bryant, Barry Jenkins
Lilly Singh: Hasan Minhaj
Conan: Lisa Kudrow
Watch What Happens Live: Ziwe, Teresa Giudice
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Hank Azaria, Scott Keyes
Ellen DeGeneres: Allison Janney, Jaime Pressly, Kristen Johnston, Beth Hall, Mimi Kennedy, Machine Gun Kelly
The Real: Mike Epps, Kim Fields
Kelly Clarkson: Seth Rogen, Bethenny Frankel

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

QUESTION: How did BENNIFER 2.0 HAPPEN?? TMZ claims that Ben was sending her LOVE LETTERS while she was still with A Rod!!! And… IT WORKED!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Did they turn on her IRISH GENES?? An Aussie woman has an operation to take her tonsils out, and wakes up speaking with an IRISH ACCENT!!!


QUESTION: Is the COVID on MARS??? NASA finds microbes in their “clean room” that could have hitchhiked on the rover and survived the harsh trip!! Mask up!!


QUESTION: Has your dog ever gotten hung up over that ONE SONG?? This Golden Retriever loves singing along to “Driver’s License!!” (Did she have a ruff split?)


QUESTION: Why did this woman think she was going to be ARRESTED at Six Flags?? The security guard told her that her shorts were TOO SHORT!!! Huh???
Autistic mom says she was 'threatened' and 'body shamed' by Six Flags  police over 'too short' shorts | Daily Mail Online

Matt Damon OK With Bennifer 2.0

Matt Damon hopes his friend Ben Affleck’s rumored rekindled romance with ex Jennifer Lopez is real.  He appeared Tuesday morning on the TODAY show and reacted to the news the formerly engaged couple has been hanging out again.   “There’s not enough liquor in the world for you to get me to say something about that,” he joked when asked by Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb. Damon called the news “a fascinating story” and admitted he wants it to be true.  “I love them both. I hope it’s true. That would be awesome,” he said.   In pictures obtained by the Daily Mail, Affleck and Lopez were spotted vacationing together in Montana over the weekend.  The pair was seen getting off a private jet then driving together in an SUV with Affleck at the helm and Lopez riding in the passenger seat.
*****How about a new nickname?? Like “Lo-Flack??” Or “Flack-Lo??”
*******Matt probably wants to hang out with J Lo again!!!
*******We thought Ben always asked Matt’s permission before dating anyone!!!

ARod Shocked By Ben Affleck’s Move On JLO

Not too long after Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez split and called off their engagement, she was spotted hanging out with Ben Affleck in Los Angeles. The exes’ alleged multiple reunions haven’t been confined to just one state, however, as the two recently made headlines for their travels to Montana, further fueling speculation they’re more than just friends.  An insider who is close to Lopez now claims Rodriguez is “shocked” Lopez has “moved on.” “He truly thought they would be able to make it work and reconnect. He has been reaching out to J.Lo trying to meet with her and she has been very short with him,” the source claimed to E!.  The insider continued that Rodriguez is “upset” by the news of her reunion with Affleck, to whom she was engaged to 17 years ago. Jennifer is also “done” with Rodriguez, according to the source.  “She’s not interested in rekindling anything with A-Rod,” the insider further claimed.
******Hey, A Rod!!! Just wait 17 years and she’ll get back with you!!
QUESTION: A Rod and Ben get in a fist fight over J Lo. Who wins?? (That’s right: J Lo!)

Tom Cruise Returns His Golden Globes

Tom Cruise has delivered back to the HFPA the three Golden Globe trophies he has won over the years.  The trophies just sent to HFPA headquarters are the Best Actor prize he won for Jerry Maguire, the Best Actor prize he won for Born on the Fourth of July and the Best Supporting Actor prize he won for Magnolia. This is a new tack, but I wouldn’t be surprised if others follow his lead and that the reception area of the HFPA could be crammed with golden trophies.  NBC canceled next year’s broadcast. Cruise becomes the latest star to speak out, including Netflix, Amazon and NBC among others over the slow crawl the organization is making to reform its lack of diversity.
*******Yes, because Hollywood can’t associate itself with people of low character!!!
*******The HFPA is comprised of 90 European film writers!! (true)
*******Last year they took in $60 million from the awards show!! (also true)
*******They can melt down the trophies, shape into swords and fall on them!! (Very true)
*****They’re rebranding. It’s not the Golden Globes, not the Oscars, it’s the “Wokesters!!!”

Archie’s B-Day Gift Revealed

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are celebrating Archie’s birthday with families in need on the other side of the world.  The New Zealand-based social enterprise Make Give Live revealed on social media on Sunday that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex donated 200 beanies to the I Got Your Back Pack initiative as a birthday gift in honor of their son, who turned 2 earlier this week.  In a video entitled, “Archie’s Birthday gift to kids in NZ,” Make Give Live founder Claire Conza explained how the beanies would become a part of an IGYBP backpack, which provides a range of essential items to mothers and children escaping from domestic violence.  “Thank you Harry & Meghan, Duke & Duchess of Sussex, and of course, Archie for the generous donation of these 200 beanies to your friends on the other side of the world in NZ,” Make Give Live posted alongside the footage.  “@igotyourbackpacknz was very grateful for them and they will be sent in care packs to refuges around NZ to warm heads and hearts,” they added.  “It also meant a lot for our maker community to have something special to bring them together to enjoy connection and creativity whilst making them, and didn’t they do an incredible job!?”  The social enterprise then signed off with a birthday greeting to Meghan and Harry’s son, saying simply, “Happy Birthday Archie”
*******Archie asked his mom, “You didn’t spend too much of my money, did you??”
*******It’s little gestures like this that make the peasants love Harry and Meghan!!!
******They have enough money to send 2,000 beanies, but they didn’t want to spoil them!!!

Tim Tebow Making NFL Comeback

Tim Tebow is coming back to the NFL. After a six-year hiatus, the Jaguars plan to sign the former NFL quarterback to a one-year deal, CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones confirmed. As previously reported, Tebow will play tight end for the Jaguars. Tebow recently worked out for the Jaguars and head coach Urban Meyer, who coached Tebow during his record-setting run at the University of Florida. A former Heisman Trophy winner, Tebow went 9-7 as the Broncos’ starting quarterback before spending one season with the New York Jets. He then had two uneventful stops with the Jets and Patriots before spending nearly five years in the Mets’ minor league system.  Along with playing tight end, Tebow may be asked to serve as a mentor for quarterback Trevor Lawrence, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Like Tebow, Lawrence led his collegiate team to a national championship before becoming a first-round pick.
******Tim Tebow will be making comebacks when he’s 60!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Kim & Van?  The Jury Is Out!-(National Enquirer)

Is newly single Kim Kardashian spreading her wings with legal eagle Van Jones?  Social media is abuzz the 40-year-old reality star and law student is setting her post-Kanye West sights on the 52-year-old lawyer and CNN host.  “People are gonna look at Kim as using Kanye to advance her in the fashion world and using Van to help next career field in law,” sniped one commenter.

Cher Blames Age For “Stupid Things”-(Globe)

Cher shares she says dumb stuff, like insisting her next album will be her last, or she’s retiring from showbiz, then shrugs it off like a silly afterthought.  “I always say really stupid things,” confesses the legendary performer.  “I’m continuously saying things that put me into a box when someone goes, ‘You said that, what’d you mean by it?’  I don’t know, it sounded right.  I’m 75 years old, it’s not like I’ve got a huge career in front of me.  I’m going to have to rest on my laurels.”  Meanwhile, she’s still working on that new album and quips her voice never sounded better!  “My doctor always wants to show me my vocal cords because he goes, ‘See these girls?  You have 26-year-old vocal cords,’” she croons.

Support System!-(Us Weekly)

Idris Elba, 48, and Sabrina Dhowre, 31, marked their second wedding anniversary on April 25.  “The last year has been one of the toughest of my life and I only got through it because of you,” the actor said of his wife in a sweet Instagram post.  (They both battled Covid last March.)  “[You’re] my ride or die.”

Rihanna:  Partying Hard With A$AP Rocky-(Star)

Back in the danger zone?  Rihanna’s inner circle are worried boyfriend A$AP Rocky is leading the 33-year-old down the wrong path, a source says.  “She was doing so well, living a healthy lifestyle, until Rocky came on the scene,” an insider confides.  With the rapper by her side, frets the pal,
“They keep the party going long after the clubs close, and she sleeps all day.”  Though the singer previously said she gave up the nightlife (“I do not go out,” she said in 2019), but on April 12, she and the 32-year-old were snapped leaving a Hollywood hot spot at 3AM.  Even with loved ones expressing their concern (“Her family can’t stand the guy,” says the insider), RiRi’s sticking with the party animal:  “She doesn’t care if people don’t approve-she’s happy and so is he, and that’s all that matters to them.”

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“I became, and still am actually, utterly obsessed with sweeping my kitchen floor…..I have got this sort of microscopic vison where I can see the dog hair gathering in funny little cracks.”-Kate Winslet, on the new fixation she develop over the past year.

“We don’t talk every day, but we call each other.  We Facetime.  We text.  Like it or not, we didn’t have that dramatic split, and we love each other.”-Justin Theroux, on staying friendly with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston.

“Me and Cole [Tucker] met on a zoom meditation group.  Very random.”-Vanessa Hudgens, on how she first connected with her MLB beau.

Anniversary Love:  Rita Wilson & Tom Hanks-(People)

The actress-singer and the Oscar winner, both 64, celebrated their wedding anniversary on April 30.  “33 years of marriage to my BFF, my lover, my man,” Wilson posted.

Husband of the Week-(In Touch)

Alexis Ohanian

“I’ll be a self-made billionaire one day, and most people will still know me as Serena’s husband or Olympia’s dad, and that’s fine by me.”

-on being married to Serena Williams.



Odd Fish Washes Up On Shore

A beach visitor made the exceedingly rare find of a Pacific footballfish that had washed up on shore at Crystal Cove State Park in Orange County, California, on Friday.  It’s a type of anglerfish that dwells thousands of feet below the surface, Davey’s Locker Sportfishing noted in a post.  The fish isn’t uncommon in the ocean’s dark depths, but it’s highly unusual to see it perfectly preserved on a Southern California beach, the fishing company said.  The first spine of its dorsal fins, the illicium, serves as a funky overhead lamp with a phosphorescent bulb on the end to attract its prey.  The California Department of Fish & Wildlife now reportedly has the 18-inch carcass.
*******It made a wrong turn off of Baja!!!
******This is the fish that looks like it has an office lamp on its head!!!
******Footballfish don’t take showers!! They just wash up on shore!!!

Condors Take Over Home

Giant California condors are rare — but not at Cinda Mickols’ home.  About 15 to 20 of the giant endangered birds have recently taken a liking to the house in the city of Tehachapi and have made quite a mess.  Mickols’ daughter, Seana Quintero of San Francisco, began posting photos of the rowdy guests on Twitter.  She told the San Francisco Chronicle the birds showed up at her mother’s home sometime last weekend.  The birds have trashed the deck — ruining a spa cover, decorative flags and lawn ornaments. Plants have been knocked over, railings scratched and there’s poop everywhere.  “She’s definitely frustrated but also is in awe of this and knows what an unusual experience this is,” Quintero said of her mother.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which runs a program to save the species from extinction, responded on Twitter. The agency noted that the house is in historic condor habitat, and suggested that Mickols try harmless hazing like shouting and clapping or spraying water.  See pics HERE.
*******There’s 20 of ’em??? Are they REALLY endangered???
******Maybe they can move into a “condor-minium!!!”
TOPIC: When birds invaded our house????

Pizzeria Owner Paints The Street Blue

A Detroit pizzeria owner upset over people getting $150 tickets for unwittingly parking in a handicap zone got a bucket of blue paint and marked the street himself.  “People come to Detroit, try to support our city and walk away with a $150 ticket, and they feel like they were tricked into it and they kind of were tricked into it,” said Tony Sacco, co-owner of Mootz Pizzeria and Bar.  The last straw: A woman and her children getting ice cream found a ticket on their car across the street from Sacco’s pizzeria.  “I was talking to my buddy sitting with me and I said, ‘We’re going to go buy some blue paint.’ And we did,” Sacco told WDIV-TV.  There is a single sign along the Library Street curb indicating that parking is reserved for drivers with a handicap tag. But Sacco said it’s confusing because parking enforcers consider the street space reserved for as many as four vehicles. He wants drivers to be warned.  “I mentioned it to the people writing the tickets. I said, ‘People don’t understand this is handicapped,’ and they said, ‘That’s their problem. They should read the sign,’” Sacco said. “That was the attitude.”  Public works director Ron Brundidge apologized for any confusion and acknowledged that the “signage could have been more clear.” He said sign changes are planned and the paint will be removed.
*********This guy actually talked to a parking enforcement officer??? Brave!!!
*****Most parking cops are formerly worked as prison guards, but got fired for being too mean!!
********The city will get it all fixed up, and then go back to writing tickets!! It’s a gravy train!!

Chick-fil-A Running Out Of Sauce!

Chick-fil-A is reportedly limiting the number of sauces that customers can receive with their meals amid industry-wide supply chain shortages.   According to an email sent to customers and obtained by WTRF, Chick-fil-A will limit customers to one sauce per entree, two sauces per meal and three sauces per 30-count nuggets.  “We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we work through this,” Chick-fil-A said in its email.  The company’s decision to limit the number of sauces per customer comes about a week after it announced that it may start running out of sauces.   On May 4, Chick-fil-A posted an alert on its website titled: “Industrywide Supply Chain Shortages.”  “Due to industrywide supply chain shortages, some items, like sauces, may be unavailable,” Chick-fil-A said. “We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.”
*********OK, now they’ve gone too far!!!
******Where’s the outrage?? We want a congressional hearing on this!!







How To Get Rid Of Brain Fog Caused By The COVID-19 Pandemic

Huffington Post

Take breaks

Chances are, you’re working continuously if you’re doing most of your activities at home. The pandemic makes us feel like our days are blended together and it may feel like you’re working all day if there’s no sense of time.

Take care of yourself by taking breaks often. When you start to feel overworked or exhausted, pause and step away from your screen for a moment. “While taking a break, make sure you’re doing something that is not work-related to allow your brain to rest and recover,” Gold said.

Go on a walk with friends, take a spontaneous coffee break, or phone a family member. Consider taking more vacations and time off work. Find ways to stimulate your mind and improve your mood through activities that make you happy.


Try a mindfulness exercise

Mindfulness can help us regain the focus, concentration and alertness from our brain fog. By being aware of the present moment, we can calm our mind and body, which has been in “survival mode” during this crisis.

“Mindfulness meditation quiets your mind, but it also removes the mental ‘cobwebs,’ creating a sense of awakening in your brain. This break on our brains allows it to reboot and be effective,” said Cynthia Catchings, a licensed therapist at Talkspace.

Carve out some time for mindfulness each day, whether it’s doing a meditation or deep breathing practice. If you’re looking for more physical activity, try an online or in-person yoga class.


Socialize with others

If you’ve been staying at home for the past year, chances are you’ve not had much social interaction with others in-person. The good news is that fully vaccinated people can now engage in gatherings with other people.

“Lifting some of the strict restrictions we’ve been tied to for the past year can help reduce the brain fog. If you have been disconnected for a year, now you can safely ease back into socializing with others,” Gold said.

She suggested making plans with other people ― whether it’s going for a walk together or doing a lunch date. Taking this slowly and steadily will not only help with all that numbness but also help with transitioning back into this “new normal.”


Get a good night’s sleep

The amount of shut-eye you get every night has a tremendous impact on your overall health and well-being. The extreme stress caused by the pandemic may be leading to a lot of sleepless nights.

“Sleep gives us the restoration our body needs in order to pay attention and think better,” Catchings said.

While it’s easier said than done, try to get at least six to eight hours of sleep at night. It may be helpful to build a consistent sleep and wake schedule, limit your screen time before bed, and do something relaxing, like taking a warm bath, in the evening to make sure you get a good night’s rest.


Rebuild your routine

During the earlier months of the pandemic, you may have attempted or even started a routine to provide some structure to your days. Now, that routine may seem tedious and tiresome as you continue to do it over and over again. That can leave your mind feeling fuzzy or as if you’re just rolling through the motions.

Try to incorporate joy-induced activities in your routine that you will look forward to throughout the week, Gold said. She suggested doing a “fake commute” if you once commuted to work, which entails replacing that time you had for commuting to work with a long walk or drive. By drawing a fine line through your personal and professional life, you are restoring that work-life balance and engaging your brain in a different way.


Engage in positive self-talk

It’s normal to feel completely out of it right now. Don’t be too hard on yourself.

“Give yourself some grace. Tell yourself that it’s OK to be adjusting to all of this and that it’s OK to be feeling what you’re feeling,” Gold said.

Whenever you don’t have the brain power to devote to any task, give yourself some positive self-talk and validate what you’re feeling. This inner support can combat some of that anxiousness and self-doubt.


Talk to a mental health professional

If brain fog is inhibiting your ability to get through the day, it’s probably time to get some help. Consider scheduling an appointment to connect with a mental health professional now. (And if cost is a barrier, online therapy services like BetterHelp and Talkspace are more affordable options.)

“A mental health professional like a psychiatrist or therapist will work with you to manage your brain fog. We’re here for you and will help you get better,” Gold said.


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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