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Born on this day!! Actor David Proval (“The Sopranos”) is 78. Singer-actress Cher is 74. Actor Dave Thomas (“Grace Under Fire,” ″SCTV”) is 72. Musician Warren Cann of Ultravox is 70. Actor Dean Butler (“Little House on the Prairie”) is 64. Guitarist Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go’s is 62. Actor Bronson Pinchot is 61. Singer Susan Cowsill of The Cowsills is 61. Actor John Billingsley (“True Blood,” ″Enterprise”) is 60. Actor Tony Goldwyn (“Scandal”) is 60. Singer Nick Heyward of Haircut 100 is 59. TV personality Ted Allen (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”) is 55. Actress Mindy Cohn (“Facts of Life”) is 54. Guitarist Tom Gorman of Belly is 54. Rapper Busta Rhymes is 48. Bassist Ryan Martinie of Mudvayne is 45. Actor Matt Czuchry (“The Good Wife,” ″Gilmore Girls”) is 43. Singer-actress Naturi Naughton (3LW) is 36. Country singer Jon Pardi is 35.


1506 – Christopher Columbus died in Spain.
1861 – North Carolina voted to secede from the Union.
1927 – Charles Lindbergh began the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight, departing from Long Island aboard the Spirit of Saint Louis.
1932 – Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
1961 – A mob attacked a busload of “freedom riders” in Montgomery, Ala., setting the bus on fire.
1978 – Mavis Hutchinson, 53, became the first woman to run across America. The 3,000-mile trek took her 69 days. She ran an average of 45 miles each day.
1996 – In a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court rejected a Colorado measure banning laws that protect homosexuals from discrimination.
2002 – East Timor became the what was then the world’s newest nation.

Today Is: Eliza Doolittle Day, Emergency Medical Services for Children Day, Everybody Draw Mohammed Day, National Employee Health & Fitness Day, National Juice Slush Day, National Rescue Dog Day, Turn Beauty Inside Out Day, Weights & Measures Day, World Autoimmune/Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day, World Bee Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  NCIS  /  9:00 – FBI  /  10:00 – SWAT
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  /  9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 –  Moana  /  10:00 – Holey Moley
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer  /  9:00 – Ultimate Tag
CW – 8:00 –  The 100 /  9:00 – Bulletproof

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Patton Oswalt
Jimmy Fallon: Anthony Anderson, Michelle Dockery, Gary Clark Jr.
Stephen Colbert: Keegan-Michael Key, Wilco
Seth Meyers: Kumail Nanjiani, Sharon Horgan
James Corden: Simon Pegg, Ben Platt featuring Finneas
Lilly Singh: Mark Cuban (R 5/7/20)
Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
Conan: Tracy Morgan (R 4/6/20)
Watch What Happens Live: Lisa Rinna, Sutton Stracke
The View: Jennifer & Andre Laubach, Nick Cannon
The Talk: Justin Hartley, Carnie Wilson
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Darren Criss, Katie Brown
Ellen DeGeneres: Aidy Bryant
Wendy Williams: Matt Roush, Milly Almodovar (R 9/27/20)
The Real: Larenz Tate
Kelly Clarkson: Jay Leno, Eugene Levy
Tamron Hall: Debbi Morgan, Shanita Hubbard


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

QUESTION: WHAT masks??? A Wyoming strip club decides to reopen, and they kick things off with a “MASKS ON, CLOTHES OFF” party!! Sounds safe!!!!!


QUESTION: Did he… or didn’t he?? Amid speculation that he had a STROKE, Ryan returns to TV with Kelly saying that everything’s “normal!” (Who can tell???)


QUESTION: How did HARRY AND MEGHAN celebrate their 2nd anniversary yesterday?? Just “hanging at home!” (But NO ONE in the Royal Family said “congrats!”)


QUESTION: Wondering how to handle your BALLS during this crisis? This official says, “You can kick them and whack them, just DON’T TOUCH THEM!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Does this just LOOK WRONG??? Tom Brady gets a real workout with some of his new teammates… but that orange jersey just doesn’t look right!!!!!

Hackers Target Madonna Instead Of President

The hackers who stole confidential files about stars including Lady Gaga from an A-list power lawyer claim to have sold all their “dirty laundry” on President Donald Trump to a secret buyer, and now they’re demanding at least $1 million for details on Madonna.  Hacking group REvil cyberattacked top entertainment attorney Allen Grubman’s NYC law firm and stole 756 gigabytes of documents on stars including Bruce Springsteen, Mariah Carey and U2. They doubled their ransom demand to $42 million last week after Grubman refused to pay, stating the FBI considered the hack “an act of terrorism.”  The hackers upped the ante by posting on the dark Web, “The next person we’ll be publishing is Donald Trump … We found a ton of dirty laundry.” It was not clear why the hackers connected Grubman to Trump, who has never been a client of the lawyer’s firm.  Then on Monday, REvil revealed the Trump documents were off the market, stating, “Interested people contacted us and agreed to buy all the data about the US president …We are pleased with the deal and keep our word.” They added, “We are preparing to auction Madonna data … The buyer has the right to do whatever he sees fit with the data.”
*******What else CAN be revealed on Trump??
*******Geee…. who could be the buyer?? Maybe a “J. Biden??”
*****Unless she pays them, they’re gonna reveal that Madonna had butt implants!! Like we didn’t know!!
*****We’d like to worry about these celebrities… but we have our own problems right now!!

Chrissy Teigen Blasts Rich Friends

Chrissy Teigen called out her “rich” and famous friends for apparently nagging her for free goodies from her cooking brand despite their ability to afford the products themselves.  Her Cravings brand has been the subject of debate in recent weeks. After admitting she was “hurt” by New York Times columnist Alison Roman’s fiery rant about her success, Teigen shot fire at another unlikely group: her close pals.  On Monday night, Teigen began reposting Instagram Stories from her famous friends, such as Kourtney Kardashian and Shay Mitchell, for thanking her for their Cravings gift boxes. But she pointed out that some of her other pals were becoming too demanding.  “please don’t ask for a box,” Teigen wrote on her own Instagram story shortly after. “My marketing budget is not infinite but my love for you is. Also I see some of u asking and you’re literally rich.”  Teigen then shared a video of herself from the couch claiming that she used to be one of those people who would donate packages gifted to her from other celebrities touting their start-up businesses.  “Then I started making my own and holy s–t it’s a ton of work,” Teigen said before praising her team for helping her. “It’s very curated. It is like a labor of love.”  She then gave her millions of followers some more insight into her rant against the “rich.” She explained she was referring to her friends blowing up her phone asking where their Cravings boxes are.  “That was honestly just meant for my friends who are literally writing, saying, ‘Mine hasn’t gotten here yet.’ Well, that’s because I didn’t send it to you. Just kidding…kind of,” Teigen continued, prompting some laughter from her husband, John Legend, in the background.
******This totally sounds like “rich people problems!!”
******These people never pay for anything… that’s why they’re rich!!
*****Rule of thumb bin showbiz: the richer you are, the more free stuff you get!!

Wendy Williams Taking Break From Talk Show

Wendy Williams is stepping back from her daytime talk show duties for a while.  A spokesperson for “The Wendy Williams Show” said on Monday that Williams has been experiencing fatigue as a result of Graves’ disease, her previously announced diagnosis.  She has been taping remotely from her home in New York City during the coronavirus pandemic.  “We look forward to welcoming Wendy back soon and continuing the Wendy@Home shows,” according to a statement from the show. No return date has been announced.  Reruns of Williams’ show will air during her absence.  In 2018, Williams announced that she had Graves’ disease, which leads to the overproduction of thyroid hormones and can cause wide-ranging symptoms and affect overall health.  Her show stopped production for several weeks at that time, and it was on hiatus again early last year as Williams dealt with the disorder and a shoulder injury.
******That Gravy Disease is murder!!
******In fact, she accidentally cut herself, and gravy came out!!
*******Don’t worry… she’ll back, and passing out on the air, soon!!

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green Split

Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox are calling it quits.  Speculation of a split between the two has been circulating recently, but the news was confirmed by Green on the star’s podcast, “…with Brian Austin Green” in an episode titled “Context” on Monday.  Green said that, because of the current state of the world, they made the decision to avoid commenting on their relationship publicly, but noted that “tabloids and paparazzi” have brought the story to the forefront, making it difficult to avoid.  “I wanted people to hear everything from me, and this is it,” Green said, noting that he and Fox will not comment on their split any further.  He then offered “context,” recounting what led to the current separation.  He said that last year “around Halloween, Thanksgiving time” Fox was gone for several weeks out of the country to film a movie and while she was gone, he dreamt that there was a distance between them that actualized when she arrived home. According to Green, Fox was gone for about five and a half weeks, which is the “longest that she’s been gone” for work. “I gave her a couple weeks, I figured she’s been out of the country, she’s jet-lagged, she’s been shooting nights, I have to give her some time to recoup a little bit and get back into life, and so I did,” he said.  After two weeks, nothing had changed between the pair, and Fox, 34, revealed to her husband that she’d enjoyed her time alone and even liked herself “better during that experience.”  Green said he was “shocked” and “upset about it,” but “wasn’t upset at her.”  “It wasn’t a choice she made,” he said. “That’s the way she honestly felt.”
********Sounds like every other wife to us!!
******That’s a good reason to divorce: “I don’t feel like doing this anymore!!”
******Some people write poems and songs about their love… these two wrote post-it notes!!

Don McLean Supports Meghan and Harry

Don McLean fully supports Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s big move to Los Angeles.  “I think they should live where their hearts tell them to live and do what their instincts dictate,” he said. “I give them credit for going [at] it alone in America — that’s what Americans are supposed to do.  “The British press hounded Harry’s mother to death and he wants no part of it,” he continued. “I think they found royal life stultifying. The problem with the press is that there is a controlled and uncontrolled press. It’s hard when you are very famous as they are.”  It’s been two years since McLean’s 1970 song, “And I Love You So,” was played at the couple’s royal wedding on May 19, 2018. On the pair’s second wedding anniversary, McLean said he’s still grateful for the honor.  “As for my song ‘And I Love You So,’ it was a nice honor to have the song used for a very important event,” he said. “I think it shows that they have true love and I hope they will be very happy in America.”
*******He also wanted them to know he’s sending that check he promised for using his song!!
******Didn’t Meghan win a “Miss American Pie” contest??
******Meghan needs to be in America while she plots a way to get Archie on the throne!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Celebrity Cov-Idiot of the Week!-(National Enquirer)

The spread of COVID-19 across the planet is very serious business-except to wacky warbler Madonna, who decided she would make light of the vicious virus after finding she may be immune.  “I took a test the other day, and I found out that I have the antibodies,” the Material Girl posted on social media, pretentiously tapping out her thoughts on a throwback typewriter.  “So tomorrow I’m just going for a long drive in the car.  I’m going to roll down the window and I’m going to breathe in the COVID-19 air.”  In other words, I’m lucky and you’re not!  The pop princess, 61, then reinforced her selfish ramblings.  “I’m going to wake up and feel differently,” she chirped, seeming to forget people are dying and gasping for air in hospitals across the world.  Sorry, Madge, but it turns out you may have breathed a sigh of relief too early-because having antibodies may not always make people immune.  “It’s unclear if those antibodies can provide protection [immunity] against getting infected again,” the CDC said.  Time to roll up the car window, Madonna.

Love Sells, Gates Buys-(Globe)

California dreamin’ indeed!  Legendary Beach Boys singer Mike Love, 79, is trying to unload the palatial $8.7 million, 11-bedroom mansion he owns in Rancho Santa Fe with longtime wife Jackie.  Near San Diego, the estate’s just miles away from an oceanfront getaway gazillionaires Bill and Melinda Gates just snapped up in nearby Del Mar-for a staggering $30 million!  Now that’s rich!  The tech titan and his wife bought the splashy six-bedroom beach abode from Madeleine Pickens, ex-wife of Texas tycoon T. Boone Pickens, who died last September.  The lavish estate boasts two guesthouses, a spa, a theater, tennis courts, blah, blah, blah-as well it should for that lofty price!

Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)

“Obviously I wish I could see my friends and colleagues on set, but let’s face it, what I miss most is craft service.”-Reminiscing about work, Mindy Kaling.

“I’m less jealous these days.”-On the time he hopped a flight to NYC and staged an elaborate ruse because he thought wife Kelly Ripa was cheating on him, Mark Consuelos.

“She’s usually very private….I believe that the journalist truly captured her true nature.”-On his dog gracing the cover of GQ with him, Chris Hemsworth.

“I’m on my phone 16 hours a day?  Great, that means I’m getting a solid eight hours sleep.”-Joking about screen-time alerts, B.J. Novak.

“I love that she has nothing to do, so she has to just sit with me every moment.”-On FaceTiming with mom Tish Cyrus all day long, Miley Cyrus.

Adele’s Sexy “Hello”-(Star)

The “Someone Like You” singer returns to social media to show off her supersleek new figure in a birthday post.  Adele made 32 look especially beautiful with a celebratory snap shared on Instagram on May 6.  “Thank you for the birthday love,” the 15-time Grammy winner wrote, also praising frontline workers putting their lives at risk fighting Covid-19:  “You are truly our angels.”  A pal says the star revealed to a fan that she’d lost around 100 pounds.  “She’s so proud,” adds the pal.  “She feels like a butterfly!”

Jaime & Kyle:  On the Rocks-(Life & Style)

Sending a message?  Jaime King has been spotted running errands in LA without her wedding ring on, sparking speculation that the 41-year-old actress is having problems with her husband, director Kyle Newman, 44.  “They’re taking some time apart to focus on themselves,” a source confesses.  “Jaime’s in LA while Kyle is in Pennsylvania with the kids [sons James, 6, and Leo, 4].  He’s been staying with his family for months and is leaning on them for support.”  The couple, who have been married for nearly 13 years, “haven’t filed for divorce yet,” notes the source.  “So everyone is just hoping they can sort things out before it’s too late.”

Cute Couple:  Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt & Chris Pratt-(People)

Katherine gave husband Chris-with whom she’s expecting her first child-a quarantine haircut.  “Time to chop it off!” the actor wrote May 8 on Instagram.

Number of the Week-(In Touch)


-dollars NYC film student Michael Consuelos is being paid to help produce his mom Kelly Ripa’s show while she’s in quarantine.



Job Interview Leads To Lottery Win

A North Carolina man who made a stop on his way to a job interview discovered it was his lucky day when he won $200,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket.  Fredd Jordan, a semi-retired chef from Smithfield, told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he was on his way to a job interview when he stopped at the store.  Jordan decided to buy some scratch-off lottery tickets and one of his purchases, a $5 Emerald Green 8’s ticket, was a $200,000 winner.  “I was happy,” Jordan said. “Couldn’t believe it.”  The winner said he plans to invest most of his winnings, but might spend some on a trip to visit family in California.  It was not yet known whether Jordan got the job.
********He was interviewing to be a cock-teaser at “Roosterama!!”
******Most lottery winners seem to be spur-of-the-moment buyers!! That’s why regular players don’t win.. they’re trying too hard!!

Nestle Announces Recipe Contest

Nestle Toll House is offering a year’s supply of chocolate chips as the prize for a contest seeking the most unusual and original recipe to incorporate the company’s morsels.  The company announced on social media it is holding a “Remix the Original” contest to find “the most original way to use our Nestle Toll House Morsels” in a recipe.  Nestle said it will pick eight of the recipes submitted on Instagram to compete in a bracket-style tournament with the final winner chosen by consumers.  The winner’s recipe will be featured on website and the winner will receive a baker’s package including a year’s supply of Nestle Toll House Morsels.  See the post HERE.
******Chocolate Chips are nature’s perfect food!!
******Work some bacon in there… and that’s a winner!!
*****How many of the recipes will be for chocolate chip cookies?? Most of them??

Soccer Team Sorry For Sex Doll Fans

A professional soccer team in South Korea apologized after the “mannequins” used to fill the seats during a game were identified as sex dolls.  FC Seoul apologized in an Instagram post Sunday after fans watching the K-League game against Gwangju FC pointed out the faux-fans in the stands appeared to be sex dolls.  Some observers said the banners held by the dummies appeared to reference adult websites.  The team said there was apparently a “misunderstanding” with the supplier, who the post said had assured officials the dolls were not intended for “sexual use.”  FC Seoul said the dolls were intended to compensate for the lack of fans in the stands amid the coronavirus pandemic.  “Our intention was to do something light-hearted in these difficult times. We will think hard about what we need to do to ensure that something like this never happens again,” the team’s statement said.
********They knew there was a problem when they caught the players humping the “fans” after the game!!
*******The team’s coach said, “I thought they looked familiar!!”
****Inflatable girls make terrible dates!! First of all, their nozzles hurt your lips!!

Melon Heads Rob Bank

Police in Virginia said they have made an arrest in the case of two men who used watermelons as masks when they allegedly stole from a grocery store.  The Louisa Police Department said two men wearing hollowed-out watermelons as masks stole undisclosed items from a Sheetz grocery store about 9:25 p.m. May 6th.  Police said that an arrest was made in the case. A police Facebook post with photos of the two men and an appeal to the public for information about the “melon head” suspects was deleted Monday after the arrest was announced.  See the video HERE.
*******He was a “melancholy baby..” he had a head like a melon and a face like a collie!
******It’s hard to blend in when you’ve got a watermelon on your head!!
*******The crooks were looking for “seed money!!”







16 Creative Ways Parents Are Getting Some Alone Time In Lockdown

Huffington Post

Pretending To Be In A Meeting

“Keeping my headphones on after my meeting is over to make them think I’m still unavailable.” ― Julie Marie


Going For A Drive

“I have told my kids I’m going to the store so I can drive around and sit in the car alone. When I came home with no groceries, I had to lie and say I forgot my wallet at home. Sometimes you do what you have to do to keep your sanity!” ― Lori Gottman

“Have the older sibling watch the younger one and go for a drive with the music blasting. Sometimes I’ll do it alone and sometimes with hubby. It’s very therapeutic and helps clear your head.” ― Tara Main

“Gas prices as they are, I either send my husband to take a drive with our 4-year-old or simply grab my keys and go alone. We have plenty of rural scenery to enjoy, and the weather’s been exquisite. Sunroof open and feel-good tunes going!” ― Theresa Carroll


Retreating To A Basement Or Garage Oasis

“I have a milk crate down in the laundry room in the basement. I will sit down there because the family knows there are spiders in the basement and won’t follow me. Sometimes I hide snacks behind the laundry soap.” ― Adrienne Arrington

“I sat in the garage alone last night. It was so quiet and peaceful.” ― Theresa Singh


Going In Mom ‘Timeout’

“I tell them I’m in trouble and I have to be on timeout; one minute for every year old I am.” ― Elle Jay


Sitting In The Car

“I work in a hospital, not with any patients but in an inner-office. My husband works from home with the kids. Some days, I go into work early to attend meetings. On those days, my eight-hour workday is 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., but I don’t always tell my husband when I’m leaving work early. I’ll just drive around or hit up McDonald’s and sit in my car until 5 p.m., the usual time I get home.” ― Melissa Peña

“I sit in my car.” ― Lisa Stephenson-Horne


Donating Blood

“I gave blood last week to get some alone time, and help.” ― Karen Brehm Bogard


Taking Long Walks

“My husband and I go for a 3-mile dog walk most nights. It gives the kids their Fortnite time, gives us alone time, AND gets us some exercise. Everyone wins!” ― April Adams

“I went on my first walk alone yesterday and it was e’rethang. Did it again today. I adore my husband and son (and cat), but it felt good to just be with me, myself and I.” ― Naomi Raquel


Hiding In The Bathroom

“I lock myself in the bathroom for a bath. Sometimes I tell the kids I have to go to the shop so they don’t find me there.” ― Michelle Bradley

“Hide in the bathroom ― that is the first place my kids go if they cannot find me. I now hide in my car or in the closet. I also put my noise-canceling headphones on.” ― Mary Mathews

“I had to take a conference call in the bathroom last week because it was the only place no one would follow me! It hasn’t been all that bad, but that day was exceptionally trying.” ― Anne-Marie Caron


Giving The Kids Distractions

“Mine are 5 and 8, and one thing that has been great is when they FaceTime their friends. They get a play date and I get a break!” ― Corie Jack

“I have four daughters between 3 and 10, and I find arts and crafts is the best way to occupy all four of them at once. Collage, coloring books, play dough, etc. The last time I tried to hide in the bathroom, the 3-year-old peed on the rug, so I’m having to be more creative.” ― Alex Scott

“Give my sons their iPads and lock myself in my bedroom.” ― Sharon Briggs



“I volunteer at my local farmers market on Saturday mornings to get alone time. After my shift is done, I get to come home with fresh veggies, a refreshed mind, plus I get a vitamin D boost!” ― Jessica Marie Rivera


Getting Up Earlier

“I did manage to place an order and scheduled pickup EARLY, knowing no one would want to come with me. It was glorious to be alone for an hour!” ― Anne-Marie Caron

“Wake up with the sun ― house is quiet!” ― Sandra Tuckman


Staying Up Later

“Staying up way later than everyone to read or watch my fave TV.” ― MMurphy April

″‘Bedtime. Off you go.’” ― Christine Brady


Spending Time In The Yard

“I got a hammock, and I spend my alone time outside getting fresh air listening to audiobooks or podcasts. The kids are about 80% respectful of my alone time.” ― Amber Nation-Martin

“If it’s just me and the kiddo, I’ll occasionally put him in the Pack ’n Play or the crib with toys so I can get some time away. If it’s been a very stressful day, I’ll even take a step out back and breathe in some fresh air and take in some sun.” ― Anastasia Rose


Switching Off With A Partner

“I work still (seniors support services), whereas my wife is laid off for the duration of the closures ― which means she’s pretty much trapped at home with our two (8 and 10). We do have a trampoline, which she sends them out to for short breaks, but really, it’s all about waiting for me to get home and provide relief so that she can go for a walk, a drive or just lock herself in the bedroom and watch a show. As for alone time with each other…,*sigh*” ― Brett O’Reilly

“My husband works, but when he gets home I’ll often put the toddler in his office with him to take bathroom breaks on my own, or ask him to watch him so I can fold laundry, walk to get the mail, run to pick up some milk or bread or even beer, or just to drive around by myself to catch Pokemon in parking lots.” ― Anastasia Rose


Scheduling A Collective Break

“My kids are 10, 5 and 3 years old. They get tired of my asking them to do chores as much as I get tired of tending to them. So we talk, and we all take a break, usually by the end of the afternoon. They get their tablets, or watch whatever they choose on TV, or the little ones take a looong bath in the tub with some toys while the grown-ups get some rest. I really don’t mind them physically close to me (don’t lock myself in another room), as long as during that break they are playing or doing something else rather than in my face going ‘Mommy, Mommy, Mommy, I want this and that.’” ― Melina Rojas


Savoring Every Brief Moment

“You’re getting alone time? Only time I get alone time is when I take a shower… rosé margarita included.” ― Adrienne Marquez

“My alone time is walking to the mailbox and back every day. I have a 4- and a 2-year-old and teaching my first-graders virtually.” ― Kristin DuBois


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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