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Born on this day!! Actor Loretta Swit (“MASH”) is 83. Singer Harry Elston of Friends of Distinction is 82. Singer Delbert McClinton is 80. Actor Ivonne Coll (“Jane the Virgin”) is 73. Actor Markie Post is 70. Singer-guitarist Chris Difford of Squeeze is 66. Country singer Kim Forester of the Forester Sisters is 60. Actor Kathy Griffin is 60. Actor Ralph Macchio is 59. “Survivor” host Jeff Probst is 59. Saxophonist Tim Burton of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones is 57. Actor Matthew McConaughey is 51. Rapper-producer Sean “Diddy” Combs is 51. TV personality Bethenny Frankel (“Bethenny,” ″Real Housewives of New York”) is 50. Actor Anthony Ruivivar (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Third Watch”) is 50. Jazz singer Gregory Porter is 49. Singer Shawn Rivera of Az Yet is 49. Actor Heather Tom (“Bold and the Beautiful,” ″One Life to Live”) is 45. Celebrity chef Curtis Stone is 45. Actor Emme Rylan (“General Hospital”) is 40.


1842 – Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd in Springfield, Ill.
1880 – James and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio, patented the first cash register.
1922 – Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt.
1924 – Nellie T. Ross of Wyoming was elected the nation’s first woman governor, to serve out the term of her husband who died in office.
1956 – Russian troops attacked Budapest and crushed the Hungarian revolt under Premier Imre Nagy.
1979 – The American embassy in Tehran, Iran, was seized by militants and 90 Americans were taken hostage.
1995 – Israeli Prime Minister, and Nobel Laureate, Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli.
2008 – Democratic senator Barack Obama wins the presidential election against Sen. John McCain, taking 338 electoral votes to McCain’s 161. Obama becomes the first African American to be elected president of the United States.

Today Is: International Stress Awareness Day, National Chicken Lady Day, National Candy Day, National Easy-Bake Oven Day, Use Your Common Sense Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  The Amazing Race /  9:00 – The Amazing Race  /  10:00 –             SWAT
NBC – 8:00  – Chicago Med  /  9:00 – American Ninja Warrior
ABC – 8:00 –  The Goldbergs  /  8:30 – American Housewives  /  9:00 – The Conners  /  9:30 – Blackish  /  10:00 – The Con
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer  /  9:00 – I Can See Your Voice
CW – 8:00 –  Devils /  9:00 – Coroner

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Kanye West
Jimmy Fallon: Sarah Silverman, Dua Lipa, Steve Kornacki, Common featuring Black Thought
Seth Meyers: Leslie Jones
James Corden: Henry Winkler, the Kills
Lilly Singh: Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr, Zach Woods, Amanda Crew (R 11/25/19)
Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
Conan: Al Franken
Watch What Happens Live: Jenny McCarthy, Emily Simpson
The View: Day of Hot Topics
The Talk: Patrick J. Adams, guest co-host Amanda Kloots
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Chris O’Donnell, Darius Rucker, Dr. Gail Saltz
Ellen DeGeneres: Ellen reminisces about some of her favorite moments on the show throughout the years
Wendy Williams: D.L. Hughley
The Real: The Best Of Girl Chat
Kelly Clarkson: Kristin Chenoweth, Ledisi
Tamron Hall: Melissa Etheridge (R 9/18/20)
Drew Barrymore: David Dobrik, Fortune Feimster

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

QUESTION: Wait… there was an ELECTION yesterday?? What the hell happened??? Click through for the latest news, views, and results from around the nation!!!!


QUESTION: Worried about losing your job to a ROBOT?? These Walmart robots have just lost their jobs… to HUMANS!!! Wait a minute.. that’s not supposed to happen!!


QUESTION: Why was yesterday KANYE’S BEST DAY EVER?? He got to vote… for KANYE!!!! Not many people can say they voted for THEMSELVES!! But.. he didn’t win!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Ready for a STRESS RELIEVER?? Then watch this adorable baby react to a massage with a head scratcher!! It’ll make YOU want one!! (head scratcher..)


QUESTION: Why can’t she just COVER UP??? Chelsea Handler gets attention the only way she knows how… she GOES TOPLESS with her “I Voted” stickers!! Yeesh..
Vote! Chelsea Handler caught the attention of her Instagram community with a topless video shared on Tuesday morning

McConaughey OK With Kids Going Into Acting

Matthew McConaughey is opening up about the possibility of his kids following in his footsteps within the acting industry.  He has three kids with his wife, Camila Alves — Levi, Vida and Livingston. He recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight about his family, gushing over his eldest child’s particular skill at storytelling.  “He’s a great salesman, he’s a great debater, he’s a great storyteller, he’s becoming a really good storyteller,” McConaughey said of young Levi. “He and I, we riff up stories and he knows, we give a little wink when we embellish somewhere, like ‘Oh, that didn’t happen, but hey, it’s better for the story,’ but for the most part he’s very active and he’s becoming a good buddy of mine now as he’s reaching 12.”  He said much like himself, Levi has a “perfectionist bone in him.” When questioned about whether he would approve of his children embarking into acting careers of their own one day, he said he wouldn’t have any problems.  “Look, I want them to do whatever it is they’re fashioned to do,” he told the outlet. “Whatever they have an innate ability to do, and are willing to put in the work to get better at it. Whatever that is, I want them to do that. If that becomes something in the industry that I’m in? Bravo. I’ve met some of the most wonderful people in my life in my industry, I love what I do. Everybody on a set of a film or a TV show has to be great at their particular job for it to work.”
********Sounds like his kids have a contact high!! 

Harrison Ford Honors Sean Connery

Harrison Ford is honoring his “Indiana Jones” costar Sean Connery.  He played Ford’s father in 1989’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”  “He was my father…not in life…but in ‘Indy 3,’” Ford said in a statement to Variety on Monday.  “You don’t know pleasure until someone pays you to take Sean Connery for a ride in the side car of a Russian motorcycle bouncing along a bumpy, twisty mountain trail and getting to watch him squirm,” Ford shared. “God, we had fun – if he’s in heaven, I hope they have golf courses. Rest in peace, dear friend.”  George Lucas, who created the “Indiana Jones” franchise, previously paid tribute to the Hollywood icon. “Sir Sean Connery, through his talent and drive, left an indelible mark in cinematic history,” he wrote. “His audiences spanned generations, each with favorite roles he played. He will always hold a special place in my heart as Indy’s dad.”  “With an air of intelligent authority and sly sense of comedic mischief, only someone like Sean Connery could render Indiana Jones immediately into boyish regret or relief through a stern fatherly chiding or rejoiceful hug,” revealed the filmmaker. “I’m thankful for having had the good fortune to have known and worked with him. My thoughts are with his family.”
*******Sean played Indy’s dad… even though he was only 13 years older than Harrison!! (true)

Britney Spears Says She’s Fine In Instagram Post

Britney Spears confirmed she is doing well amid family drama over her conservatorship in a new Instagram post on Monday.  “Hi, so I know that there have been a lot of comments and a lot of people saying a lot of different things about me. But I just want to let you guys know that I am fine,” 38-year-old Spears said in the video.  She continued, “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life and I’m sending all of you guys a lot of prayers and wishes and a lot of love.”  She’s has been the subject of several conspiracy theories during her conservatorship battle against her father Jamie Spears.  And a #FreeBritney movement began after rumors swirled that she was being held prisoner by Jamie.  Fans have even created a petition in hopes of helping the singer.  “Her father doesn’t allow her to drive, all of her calls & messages are monitored, she’s not allowed to vote, hang with anyone or spend her money without permission. And if she breaks a ‘rule’ he threatens to have her kids taken away,” claims one petition, with more than 100,000 signatures, lobbying for Britney’s freedom.  See her video HERE.
****The kids are all thinking, “Who’s that old lady??”
*******If she’s the happiest she’s ever been, it means they changed her meds!!
*******Her father is strict, but fair!!!

R Kelly Trial To Have Anonymous Jury

R Kelly’s federal sex trafficking case in Brooklyn will be heard by an anonymous and partially sequestered jury, according to a newly unsealed decision.  US District Judge Ann Donnelly issued the ruling on Oct. 8, but it was only made public on Friday.  “The government has established that empaneling an anonymous and partially sequestered jury is warranted,” wrote Donnelly.  She said marshals would escort jurors in and out of the Brooklyn federal courthouse each day and sequester them during all breaks to protect them from outside influence. They will still be able to go home at the end of the day.  She pointed to the allegations in the indictment that accuse Kelly of heading up a criminal enterprise for 24 years designed “to promote the defendant’s music, to recruit women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with the defendant and to produce child pornography.”  She said she had to take seriously the possibility that “social media will become a tool for the harassment and intimidation of the jurors should their identities be made public.”  Prosecutors, who had requested an anonymous, partially sequestered jury, argued that he and his cronies have a long history of trying to obstruct justice.  During his 2008 child pornography trial in Chicago, which ended in an acquittal, Brooklyn federal prosecutors said in court papers that he personally played a role in trying to influence the jury.
********That’s weird… he SEEMS like a nice guy!!
*******He believes he can fly… and he believes you can die!!!

Bradley Cooper Got Musical Advice From Eddie Vedder

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder opened up about the advice he gave Bradley Cooper for his role in “A Star Is Born.”  “We just hung out for a couple days. He just asked me a few questions and I told him things like, ‘Make sure your guitar covers your balls at all times,’” Eddie recently said on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show.”  Vedder explained the reasoning behind his feedback.  “I think sometimes when the guitar gets a little bit high it looks like a bib,” he said.  He added that he was pleasantly surprised by Cooper’s performance while filming because most actors just can’t get it right on screen.  “On the way over, I’m thinking of all the ways I can let him down nicely,” he said. “I was a little nervous, but I tell you when I saw it I was just f–king blown away.”
*********Sounds like Eddie wants a movie role!!
*******Did Eddie coach him on that low, gruff voice???
*******Bradley asked him how to act like he’s in love with Gaga, and Eddie said, “Don’t look at her!!”

Goop Christmas Gift Guide Released

Goop’s holiday gift guides have officially arrived.  For the 2020 Christmas season, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle and wellness brand is recommending a whole host of over-the-top and extravagant presents for the loved ones on your list, many of them thoughtfully tailored to the age of quarantine.  Enjoy a soak in your custom concrete self-heating tub from Igneous Bath (from $100,000) or a snooze in your Goop x Avocado bed (from $38,000).  Can’t keep track of time during this seemingly endless, unbearable year? Simply consult your Van Cleef & Arpels “Frivole Secrète” watch ($44,700) — later, you can stash it in your Jessica McCormack custom heirloom jewelry box (from $26,000).  See the list HERE.
********These gifts are for people who are thinking, “I’ve just got wayyy to much money!! How can I spend some of it???”
*******Let’s start with the basics!! How much was that “vagina steamer??”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Brad’s Golden Girl Finds Money Pitt!-(National Enquirer)

It pays to be Brad Pitt’s girlfriend-his new squeeze Nicole Poturalski, has DOUBLED her modeling fees!  “Nicole has always been a successful working model, but she wasn’t a household name like Chrissy Teigen or Kendall Jenner until she started dating Brad.  Now her work rate has increased along with her bookings,” sources say.  “To manage a client associated with a superstar is any model agent’s dream.  Every major fashion house and big ad campaign that was ever interested in booking Nicole has now had their good taste confirmed by Brad Pitt.”  According to pals, Nicole wasn’t interested in dating Brad because of his fame or fortune, but neither has hurt.  “Nicole is loving all the attention,” added a friend.  “Before she was just another pretty face posting on social media.  Now the whole world reads what she says.”

Alanis and Uncle Joey Made Beautiful Music?-(Globe)

Alanis Morissette, 46, croons the fame that came following her iconic 1995 revenge song, “You Oughta Know,” wasn’t so sweet.  “I was sold the same bill of rights about fame that I imagine everyone is, that it will make all your pain go away takes your trauma away, everyone loves you,” she says, adding:  “But was actually quite an isolating experience.”  Now for a more fun fact:  The Canadian-born singer’s smash megahit (which shrieks:  “I’m here, to remind you, of the mess you left when you went away”) is about her bitter breakup with “Fuller House” star Dave Coulier-according to the sitcom actor!  Thought you oughta know.

Brendan & Miranda:  Perfect Harmony-(Us Weekly)

Miranda Lambert’s decision to have hubby Brendan McLoughlin star in the music video for her new singe, “Settling Down,” was an easy one.  “He’s really pretty and I needed a video babe,” the singer, 36, said during a recently.  “He was there so I mean, it just worked out.”  And the retired police officer didn’t disappoint.  Lambert love watching him “come to life on camera,” she added.  “He really killed it, so that was fun to watch.”

George Clooney:  Hands Out Cash!-(Star)

It’s no secret George and his wife Amal are one of the more generous couples in Hollywood.  So much so, a source says, they dole out dough to anyone who needs it!  Amal, 42, and George, 59, “don’t want to see anyone struggling to make ends meet,” says the source.  “It makes them feel good to make those close to them happy, so they’ll just splash out thousands of bucks to friends,” adds the source.  “They’re super kind and giving like that.”

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“There’s been times where we’ve bounced songs off each other….and of course, I always take that opportunity to kind of derail her team.”-Blake Shelton, on betting competitive with girlfriend and fellow The Voice coach Gwen Stefani.

“I went through so much Epsom salt, and wine.”-Kristen Wiig, on her intense physical training for Wonder Woman 1984.

“He’s been one of my favorite artists since I was like 9 years old.”-Shawn Mendes, on “mentor” Justin Bieber.

Who Is Adele’s New Man?-(People)

It’s no rumor:  Adele is in a hot new romance.  Previously linked to Naomi Campbell, Skepta (real name Joseph Junior Adenuga) emerged as an MC in 2006 during the early days of the U.K.’s grime scene.  Sources say the pair have a deep connection over music, their shared home neighborhood of Tottenham, London, and being parents to young children.  “Adele texts me all the time and keeps me in check,” Skepta-who has a 2-year-old daughter, River, from a previous relationship-said in a 2016 interview.

Losers of the Week-(In Touch)

Fast & Furious Fans

-The beloved action film series will end with the 11th installment.



Get Paid To Surf The Net

The Norwegian makers of Internet browser Opera announced they are offering a $9,000 payday for a two week dream job: browsing the Web for fun.  The company said the selected “Personal Browser” will spend two weeks performing online activities such as hunting for memes, watching cute baby animal videos and researching unusual topics while livestreaming the experience on Opera’s social media channels.  “This might seem like a joke — but it really isn’t. We are indeed hiring a person to just surf the web and actually get paid for it. What we are looking for in a candidate is the unpolished truth, we want someone who has the guts to share their online experience with the world,” said Maciej Kocemba, product director of the Opera desktop browser.  Interested parties are being asked to record a 15-60 second video “where they talk about the most relevant browsing moment of their life.”  Applications are being accepted through Nov. 13.
*********Is “browsing” going to be an Olympic sport??
*******Are you willing to have your brain removed before you start??
*******If you’re a middle-aged guy who “browses” for “those” kinds of websites, don’t apply!!!

Baby Shark Breaks YouTube Record

“Baby Shark Dance” has officially become the most viewed video in YouTube history, Guinness World Records announced.  Guinness said “Baby Shark Dance,” by Pinkfong, took records for the most viewed music video on YouTube and the most viewed video on YouTube overall.  The video, which amassed 7,042,967,886 views between its original posting on June 17, 2016, and Nov. 2, 2020, took the record from Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito,” which was the first video to receive 5 billion views on YouTube.  Guinness said “Baby Shark Dance” also has more than 22 million likes and 10 million dislikes, making it both the most liked and disliked video on the platform.  See it HERE.
*********How has humanity made it this far???
********Isn’t that Baby Shark a full-grown killer by now??
*******7 billion is the number of people on the planet!! Does that mean we’ve all seen it??

Horse Rescued From Septic Tank

Firefighters in Florida responded to a property to rescue a horse that fell into a septic tank and nearly was submerged in sewage.  Marion County Fire Rescue said crews were dispatched to the property in Belleview after a horse named Buddy Bear plunged into the open septic tank and was unable to climb back out.  The agency’s Special Operations HAZMAT Heavy Rescue 1 and Technical Rescue Team Heavy Rescue 2 arrived on the scene and used a fire house to fashion a harness around the 40-year-old horse.  The firefighters then were able to pull the horse back to solid ground.  A veterinarian was summoned to the scene to examine Buddy Bear once he taken out of the tank.
*********Wait a minute… an “uncovered” septic tank??? How does THAT happen??

Dad Builds Pirate Ship

A New York state father took what has become a family tradition to a new level when he built a 50-foot-long pirate ship in his front yard for Halloween.  Tony DeMatteo said one of his three children initially requested a Pirates of the Caribbean themed Halloween a few years ago, leading him to build a small pirate ship in front of the house in Churchville, outside Rochester.  DeMatteo said he has since been building ships every year for Halloween, and this year’s is the biggest yet at 50 feet long and 20 feet tall.  “I’m a big fan of Halloween,” DeMatteo told FOX TV Stations. “It’s been growing bigger and bigger each year. I always try to outdo myself.”  DeMatteo said this year’s ship cost about $3,000 to build and took about a week to assemble. It features a skeleton hanging from the bowsprit, six light-up cannons, a fog machine and fire blasters.
*********All he needs is a casino and he’s in business!!!
*******On the poop deck, Johnny Depp is beating Amber Heard!! (too much??)
TOPIC: The most awesome Halloween decoration you’ve ever seen!!







How To Ask For A Raise During The Pandemic

Huffington Post


DO get the timing right.

Use the company’s financial health as a guide for timing your request. Is your organization is undergoing layoffs and reporting record losses during the coronavirus pandemic? Not the best time.

“Do not have this conversation if you are also every day not certain if you have a job tomorrow,” said Katie Donovan, founder of consulting firm Equal Pay Negotiations. “That would be the wrong time to have it. If you think your company is about to do another round of layoffs, do not have this conversation now.”


DO consider how your responsibilities have changed since COVID-19 hit.

But if your company has downsized, that doesn’t necessarily mean there is no additional money for you. If you’re a survivor of layoffs, that can also be an indication of the business value you hold for your company.

“Particularly during the pandemic, if you have taken on additional roles, if you have taken on additional responsibilities, if you’re more on call,” then that’s an opportunity to have the salary conversation, said Ramona Ortega, founder of personal finance platform My Money My Future.

“If you’ve taken on a lot of work from other employees that have been laid off, and you’re still not getting compensated for that, that’s absolutely a time [to ask],” Ortega said.

If you’ve been managing the work of multiple people for a while, your request could be framed like, “‘Jeff used to do inventory. Now I take on inventory. It wasn’t part of my original job description,’” she added. “Those are things you want to point out.”

When asking for a raise, you should also consider how easily you could get another job, and how in-demand your job is right now, Ortega said. “You’re always comparing yourself in some ways to the market. Yes, the market is tight right now, but not for every job.”


DON’T make the request about the pandemic.

Of course, some traditional raise advice still applies, whether there’s a pandemic or not. When you ask, build your case around your job performance and business value ― don’t make it a personal plea.

Even if coronavirus-related financial burdens and caregiving obligations are the reason you want the raise, it is unlikely to move your employer to give you more money.

“At the end of the day, that company is looking to get the best worker essentially for the lowest price. That’s the business model most everyone has. But if you’re a great worker, they’re willing to pay you a price that’s fair,” Ortega said.

When you are preparing data that justifies a salary boost, go back to the beginning of the pandemic as a starting point, career coach Melanie L. Denny said.

“Did you play a part in the company pivot? How did your actions benefit the company?” she said you should ask yourself. “More specific to the pandemic, how did you enable the organization to continue to thrive through saving money, restructuring systems, capturing new markets or salvaging client accounts? Tell those stories with metrics around the results.“

When you’re listing these accomplishments, the impact of your work is more important than the step-by-step processes of what you did, Donovan said. She offered this example of a good pitch: “I saved that client that was about to leave because they were mad they’re not being responded to as quickly, because we’re down 20 people.”


DO look to the future.

Even if you’re told there’s no raise right now, you should still have the discussion so that your request is on your manager’s radar for next year’s budget. While some companies have already set their budgets for January, “If your company is a July 1st budget or even a March 1st budget, now is absolutely the perfect the time because your boss is working on the budget,” Donovan said.

That “no” may also give you clues about your long-term future at the company. The real question may become, “Is this the right place where I can be working to get paid appropriately for my job?” Donovan said. “You cannot regain the months and years of underpayment. You have to go elsewhere at some point in time.”


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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