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Born on this day!! Country singer Johnny Carver is 81. Former Beatles drummer Pete Best is 80. Actor-comedian Billy Connolly is 79. Singer Lee Michaels is 76. Actor Dwight Schultz (“Star Trek: Voyager,” “The A-Team”) is 74. Actor Stanley Livingston (“My Three Sons”) is 71. Drummer Clem Burke of The Romantics and of Blondie is 67. Record producer/musician Terry Lewis (The Time) is 65. Actor Denise Crosby (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is 64. Actor Shae D’Lyn (“Dharma and Greg”) is 59. Guitarist John Squire of the Stone Roses is 59. Guitarist Gary Stonadge of Big Audio Dynamite is 59. Actor Garret Dillahunt (“Raising Hope”) is 57. Actor Conleth Hall (“Game of Thrones”) is 57. Comedian Brad Sherwood (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) is 57. Actor Scott Krinksy (“Chuck”) is 53. Guitarist Chad Taylor of Live is 51. Actor Lola Glaudini (“Criminal Minds”) is 50. Actor Colin Hanks (“Life in Pieces,” ″Roswell”) is 44. Actor Katherine Heigl (“Grey’s Anatomy,” ″Roswell”) is 43. Actor Sarah Hyland (“Modern Family”) is 31.


1642 – Abel Tasman discovered Van Diemen’s land, later renamed Tasmania.
1859 – Darwin’s Origin of Species was published.
1871 – The National Rifle Association was incorporated.
1874 – Joseph Farwell Glidden patented barbed wire.
1963 – Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK’s accused assassin, in the garage of Dallas police headquarters.
1971 – D. B. Cooper parachuted from a Northwest Airlines flight with $200,000.

Today Is: Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day, D.B. Cooper Day, National Jukebox Day, Spitegiving, Tie One On Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Survivor  /  9:00 – Tough As Nails  /  10:00 – CSI: Vegas
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  /  9:00 – Saturday Night Live
– 8:00 –  The Goldbergs  /  8:30 – The Wonder Years  /  9:00 – The Conners  /  9:30 – Home Economics  /  10:00 – Queen Family Sing-A-Long
FOX – 8:00 – Masked Singer /  9:00 – Alter Ego
CW – 8:00 –  Legends Of Tomorrow  /  9:00 – Batwoman

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Michael Keaton, John Wilson, the War on Drugs (R 11/17/21)
Jimmy Fallon: Julie Bowen, Keke Palmer, Zoe Wees
Stephen Colbert: Rosamund Pike, Peter Jackson
Seth Meyers: Andy Samberg, Jesse Plemons, Jon Epcar
James Corden: Jeff Goldblum, Caitriona Balfe, Sophie Buddle
Daily Show: Pre-empted
Watch What Happens Live: Pre-empted
The View: “The View” celebrates Thanksgiving
The Talk: Helen Mirren, Piper Perabo, guest co-host NeNe Leakes
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Jeremy Renner
Ellen DeGeneres: Jared Leto
Wendy Williams: Guest co-hosts Fat Joe & Remy Ma
The Real: Pau Gasol, guest co-host Tami Roman
Kelly Clarkson: Machine Gun Kelly, Nikki Glaser, Alessia Cara
Tamron Hall: Carla Hall, Rocco DiSpirito, Lazarus Lynch
Drew Barrymore: Chris Appleton, Brandice Daniels, Zanna Roberts Rassi, the Young Emperors, Max Greenfield (R 9/27/21)

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

QUESTION: Is this the DATE FROM HELL?? She got all dolled up, met her date, and he decided she was OVERDRESSED!! He sent her home in an UBER!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Does he have to come back?? The next celebrity to be invited on a BLUE ORIGIN space flight is… MICHAEL STRAHAN!! How ’bout KELLY RIPA????


QUESTION: What happens when you check into a hotel and give it a bad review?? This grandma and her grandaughter were KICKED OUT in the middle of the night!!!!


QUESTION: Does that mean it’s “THUMBS DOWN?” Critics DON’T LIKE “House of Gucci!” (Actually, they HATE it) “Howlingly inept and abysmal??” Not good!!!!
House of Gucci review round-up: Ridley Scott's drama earns a mixture of reactions

QUESTION: Wouldn’t it be great to look JUST LIKE SCARLETT JOHANSSON?? This Russian TikTok’er does… and it’s RUINING HER LIFE!!!! Huh???????
A Russian TikTok creator has an uncanny resemblance to Marvel actress Scarlett Johansson.

Grammy Nominations Announced

The Recording Academy announced on Tuesday the nominees for the 64th annual Grammy Awards with Kanye West, Drake, Bad Bunny and more receiving nominations.  Donda by Kanye West, The Off-Season by J.Cole, Certified Lover Boy by Drake, King’s Disease II by Nas and Call Me if You Get Lost by Tyler, The Creator are nominated for Best Rap Album.  El Último Tour Del Mundo by Bad Bunny, Jose by J Balvin, Afrodisíaco by Rauw Alejandro, KG0516 by Karol G, Mendó by Alex Cuba and Sin Miedo (Del Amor Y Otros Demonios) by Kali Uchis are nominated for Best Música Urbana Album.  The 64th annual Grammy Awards are taking place on Jan. 31 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. A host has not been announced.  See the complete list of nominees HERE.
*****Is this the Grammy Awards, or a police sting??
*****It would be mortifying to lose to someone named “Bad Bunny!!!”
****MACHINE GUN KELLY says “Screw the Grammys” after he recieves ZERO nominations!! Story HERE!!

Kevin Spacey Must Pay House Of Cards Studio

An arbitrator ordered actor Kevin Spacey to pay nearly $31 million to the studio that developed Netflix’s House of Cards after he was fired from the show following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, court filings revealed Monday.  Spacey, who starred in the show’s lead role, and his production companies M. Profitt Productions and Trigger Street productions, were ordered to pay the studio, MRC, $29.5 million in damages, $1.2 million in attorney’s fees and $235,000 in additional costs after an arbitrator found he breached his contract by violating the company’s sexual harassment policy.   The arbitrator ordered Spacey’s company to make the payments last year. The information was revealed when MRC filed a petition Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court to confirm the arbitration award after it was upheld in a confidential appeal.  MRC severed its relationship with Spacey in 2017 and scrapped the sixth and final season of House of Cards before rewriting it without Spacey’s character and running the season with a reduced episode count.  The studio later filed an arbitration action against Spacey, claiming he cost the production tens of millions of dollars because of his behavior.  Spacey has faced several lawsuits accusing him of sexual abuse, including one from actor Anthony Rapp that is still pending. Another plaintiff in the case was dropped over the summer after he chose to provide his full identity in the case. A criminal investigation in Los Angeles was also dropped after an accuser died, along with a criminal case in Massachusetts and a civil case in Los Angeles.
*******That’s our Kevin… a busy, busy boy!!
********In Hollywood, it’s unusual for cases like this go to court, because everyone wants to save the relationship for later. Not in his case, though!!!
****He violated Rule #1: DON’T GET CAUGHT!!!

Lori Loughlin’s Kids Still Support Her

Olivia Jade Gianulli and her sister, Bella Giannulli, are defending their mother, Lori Loughlin, who pleaded guilty for her role in the college admissions scandal and served time in person.  On Monday’s episode of Olivia’s podcast, Conversations With Olivia Jade, she sat down with Bella and reflected on how the “thingy thing with our family” affected their mental health. The siblings also spoke out about what they believed were unfair statements made about their mom.  “We both have a really clear perspective … we can just say we’re in the wrong,” Olivia said. “I don’t want that generic kind of topic to be twisted that I’m sitting here asking about mental health and what we went through the last few years and people saying, ‘Are they seriously complaining about this?'”  “It’s not complaining,” Bella chimed in. “You have to take what you’ve been through and learn from that. That’s what talking about it and working through it does.”  The YouTuber asked Bella what she was feeling as most of the media coverage was centered on Loughlin, their dad Mossimo, and Olivia.  “I think just the hardest part of this entire thing was watching how horrible, or reading or seeing, how horrible the media was to both you and mom. And actually knowing you guys and knowing mom has the biggest heart,” Bella explained.
********This scandal made that family famous!!! In Hollywood, that’s money!!

Mel B Booted From Adele Special

Mel B was reportedly cut from ITV’s “An Audience with Adele” special for making an “awkward as hell” joke about a vibrator.  She had been “tasked with asking a question about the best gift Adele had ever received,” a source told the Sun on Monday, but she decided to ad-lib in a way that didn’t work for the top brass at the UK network.  “When the cameras were on her, she said she felt silly asking it,” the source said. “Then she made a joke and said she could answer the question for Adele and said it was a vibrator.”  While Mel B’s joke didn’t make the final edit, Adele was apparently unfazed and brushed the whole thing off.  “No one really laughed, but Adele made a wisecrack about it and moved on,” the source told the newspaper, adding that she was just being “her usual brilliant self.”  ITV reportedly was not upset with Mel B and simply made the decision to remove her cameo knowing that millions of families would be tuning in to see Adele sing.
*********We wondered what that buzzing was!!
*****Maybe Mel B thought it was “An Audience With Gwyneth Paltrow!!”
*****The best gift Adele ever got? Fresh batteries!!

Alec Baldwin Threatened Staff On 30 Rock

Adam Bernstein was one of the directors working on the first season of NBC’s Tina Fey-created critical darling “30 Rock.” While filming a scene during the show’s first season, he held up his thumbs to frame a shot. For reasons unknown, this angered Alec Baldwin, who starred in the show as the hilarious Jack Donaghy, Vice President of East Coast Television and Microwave Oven Programming for General Electric. “According to [editor Doug] Abel, Alec turned to [Bernstein] and said that if he did that one more time, he was going to assault him. And he didn’t say it with a smile on his face,” writes Mike Roe in his new book, “The 30 Rock Book: Inside the Iconic Show, from Blerg to EGOT,” (Abrams Press), out Nov. 30. Abel believes that the animosity between the two was one reason why Bernstein — who went on to direct episodes of “Breaking Bad” and “Fargo,” among others — left the show in 2007 after only 6 episodes.
********We can personally testify: Alec Baldwin is an overbearing bully!! He’s not the fun guy you think he is!!
*****The Baldwin brothers all come off like playground bullies. And that’s the truth!!
*****Maybe Kyle Rittenhouse should direct his next movie!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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“Elf” Off the Shelf For $300G!-(National Enquirer)

Will Ferrell’s jolly costume from his hit 2003 movie “Elf” has sold at auction for an eye-watering $300,000-and that’s a lotta green!  The iconic belted outfit, which includes a matching velvet hat and a pair of shiny black curly-toed shoes, was only expected to fetch a fraction of that amount.  Despite the yuletide movie’s success, Will has refused to do a sequel, and even said he turned down $29 million to don the impish elf garb again.


Johnny Depp won a court fight for access to ex Amber Heard’s phone.  He claims pictures will prove she faked claims he bruised her face in a violent confrontation.

They Got Their Start…..On Star Search!-(Us Weekly)

Justin Timberlake


Who’s that little cutie?  In 1992, the Memphis native, who went by the name “Justin Randall,” performed Alan Jackson’s “Love’s Got a Hold on You” while wearing a ten-gallon hat.  His dreams of country stardom weren’t meant to be (he lost!), but the next year Timberlake landed a gig on The Mickey Mouse Club, and two years later joined the boyband ‘NSync.  However, solo stardom didn’t come until in 2002 when Timberlake dropped his wildly popular debut album Justified.

Gaga’s Gucci Moment-(Star)

London, Nov. 9

Now, that’s how you make an entrance!  Lady Gaga hit the red carpet in a gorgeous purple Gucci gown at the premiere of her new movie, House of Gucci.  The singer-turned-actress went to great lengths to portray Patrizia Reggian, an Italian socialite who, in 1995, was convicted of hiring a hitman to kill her husband, Gucci head Maurizio Gucci, in the film.  Gaga dyed her hair dark and spoke in an Italian accent, on and off camera, for nine months.  “I had some psychological difficulty at one point towards the end of filming,” she said.  “I was either in my hotel room, living and speaking as Reggiani, or I was on set, living and speaking as her!”

Romance Report Card-(Life & Style)


Harry Styles-

She adores him!  According to reports, Harry has been wearing jewelry and accessories gifted by girlfriend Olivia Wilde on stage during his “Love on Tour” concerts.



Bindi Irwin-

Better luck next time?  Bindi confessed that she and husband Chandler Powell spent their first date night as parents showing a waiter photos of their 7-month-old daughter, Grace.



Nikki Bella-

Distance doesn’t always make the heart grow fonder! Nikki and her fiancé, Artem Chigvintsev, had to go back to therapy after spending several weeks apart for work.  “[It was] rocky for a bit,” she said.


Blake On Newlywed Life & His Next Move-(People)

Blake Shelton is keeping busy.  The Voice coach, 45, is expanding his Ole Red restaurant-entertainment venue chain, unveiling plans to open a fifth franchise location the Las Vegas, Strip in 2023.  Here he talks about his life with new wife Gwen Stefani, 52.

What will the holidays look like at your house this year?

I married into an Italian family, and they take food serious.  We have this tradition where we find a recipe that looks like it’d be a big challenge, like, “People can’t really make that.”  The last couple of Thanksgivings, me and the boys [Gwen’s sons] decided on a weird turkey to make.  The first year we made a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos turkey.  This year is going to be bacon-wrapped.

Last Laughs-(In Touch)

“North American beef prices are soaring!  In Canada, a rib roast can set you back $100.  That’s ridiculous!  The only hunk of Canadian meat worth that much is Ryan Gosling!”-Stephen Colbert.

“If you want to avoid seeing your family this Thanksgiving, be sure to book a flight on American or Southwest.”-Conan O’Brien.

“Today was celebrity chef Gordan Ramsay’s 55th birthday.  He spent the day the way he wanted to:  screaming at the person who baked his cake.”-Seth Meyers.



Oldest Living Cat

An Oregon cat might soon have a Guinness World Records title after his owners discovered he is two years older than the current feline recognized as the world’s oldest living cat.  Charly Briggs of Turner said friends suggested she contact Guinness World Records to see if her cat, Samm, might be the world’s oldest living cat at age 26.  “I asked Guinness, and they were like, ‘The oldest living cat we have on record right now is 24,'” Briggs told KPTV. “I’m like, ‘What? He’s older than 24.’ I was like just freaking out. Then I was putting it to my friends on social media like, ‘Guys, he could do it. He could win.’ They’re like, ‘Go for it, go for it!’ Yeah, we’re going for it.”  Briggs said Samm was a stray when she adopted him in Memphis in 2002, but his veterinarian has confirmed he is 26 years old and in good health.  Guinness lists the oldest cat ever as Creme Puff, a Texas feline who lived to 38 years, 3 days.
*******That’s weird. The oldest cat we know of is Tony Bennett!!
*******How do they how old he is? They cut him in half and counted the rings!!
*****He’s so old, his blood type had been discontinued!!!

Man Busted On Motorized Cooler

Police in Australia said a man was cited for driving without a license and officers confiscated his unusual vehicle — a motorized cooler.  The Swan Hill Police Service said officers stopped a 25-year-old man, who was spotted driving a motorized cooler on a sidewalk in Kerang, Victoria.  A photo posted to Facebook by police shows a blue cooler on a metal platform with four wheels, an engine, and handlebars arranged to indicate the cooler serves as the small vehicle’s seat.  Police also shared a photo of the motorized cooler loaded onto the back of a large tow truck.  Officers said the cooler was impounded for 30 days, and the man was cited for driving without a license. The Facebook post said the cooler “is considered a vehicle due to the size/engine capacity and must comply with legislative requirements and road rules.”
*********Right. And where do you apply for a “Cooler Driver’s License??”
*****Australia used to be cool!! Now it’s a pain in the ass!!!
********This guy has to pull into a gas station every time he runs out of ice!!
******Forget the cooler. We thought you weren’t allowed to even leave your house in Australia!!

Man Draws Huge Face With His Bike

A British cyclist seeking to raise awareness of men’s health issues broke a Guinness World Record for the largest continuous GPS drawing by bicycle in 12 hours.  Anthony Hoyte, nicknamed the “pedaling Picasso,” covered a distance of 66.48 miles on the streets of London and used a GPS tracking app to create a massive image of a man with a mustache.  Hoyte said the image was in recognition of Movember, an annual event that encourages men to grow mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, including mental health issues.  The record-breaking ride began Nov. 13 and was completed 8 1/2 hours later. Hoyte told Guinness he experienced some difficulties early on with unexpected road closures. See the drawing HERE.
*********And guys?? When checking your own prostate, be sure to wear a glove!!

Alpacas On The Loose!

A herd of alpacas escaped from their owner’s property in Massachusetts and went wandering through a busy road.  Witnesses said the alpacas were spotted Sunday morning on Memorial Avenue in West Springfield, near an Audi dealership. Shawn Smith captured video of the animals being corralled by bystanders who worked to keep them out of the road until their owner was able to return them to their home.  The Audi West Springfield dealership said in a Facebook post it is holding a caption contest for a photo of the alpacas.
*****A herd of alpacas is called a “sweater!!” (kidding)
*******One of them was heard to say: “I thought we were llamas!!” 







Better Deals On Black Friday and Cyber Monday


How to Prepare for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales

To help you get what you want, it may pay off to prepare a bit whether you plan to physically go into a store or shop online during the holiday weekend or before.

  • Make a list:(and check it twice) Having an idea of what you want to buy can help you focus your energy when you either go into a store or go online.
  • Look at ads:Many stores have already released their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Some have even started their sales.
  • Use online tools:Cullen suggested utilizing the tools many stores have online about quantities available both online and in stores and how many people are shopping for that particular item. It can help you find what you need.
  • Know sale dates:Many stores are offering great deals long before Black Friday, so if you wait until then, it may be too late. If there is something you know you want, look at the store’s web site to see if you can get it now.
  • Check return policies:Some stores will allow you to return an item to a brick and mortar store if you no longer want the item. Others require online returns. Many retailers have extended their return policies beyond their usual 14, 30, 60, or 90 days from date of purchase to some time after the new year.
  • Consider price adjustments or price matching:Some retailers will offer price adjustments if you buy an item and then either they later offer it at a lower price or a competitor does. Just be aware, some retailers exclude Black Friday deals from these practices since the quantities are limited for many items.
  • Follow stores on social media:Cullen said many stores will offer specials on top of specials and social media might be a good way to snag them when they happen.

“What we see changing is more of a move towards deals of the hour with different items and different release times throughout the day,” Cullen said. “Customers should keep an eye out for some of those things because something unexpected might pop up on sale.”

Store Specific Information

To help shoppers prepare for online holiday sales, many retailers have released details about their pricing, returns, and more.

Here is some basic information about a few big retailers to help you get the best deals.


Amazon began holiday deals in early October to get things started early. They have a “Holiday Gift List” feature you can make and share with people to help them buy you a gift you want. You can also ask friends and family members for their lists.

To make things easier, Prime members can send a gift to someone with just the recipient’s cell phone number. No need to ruin the surprise by asking someone’s physical address.

Best Buy

Best Buy started offering sale prices early in November with more deals launching closer to Thanksgiving.

They’re offering what they call a “Black Friday Price Guarantee” where if you buy something and the price goes down before Black Friday, they will refund the difference.

Returns are extended until Jan. 16.


Target began advertising holiday deals on Oc. 31. They start each Sunday and last a week and are available for online, in store pickup, and in store purchase.

Deals labeled as “Holiday Best” will be the best price of the season, no matter when you see it. If a price goes lower, you can ask for a price match up until Dec. 24. They will also match a competitor’s price for 14 days.


Walmart says they reinvented the Black Friday shopping experience in 2020 and are returning it this year.

They’re calling it “Black Friday Deals for Days” with several shopping events leading up to Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Items will be available while supplies last.

Walmart + members will get early access to these deals. Offers will be available first online and then in stores.


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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