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Born on this day!! Gospel singer Shirley Caesar is 84. Actor Melinda Dillon (“A Christmas Story”) is 82. Musician Paul Simon is 80. Keyboardist Robert Lamm of Chicago is 77. Country singer Lacy J. Dalton is 75. Actor Demond Wilson (“Sanford and Son”) is 75. Singer Sammy Hagar is 74. Singer John Ford Coley of England Dan and John Ford Coley is 73. Actor John Lone (“Rush Hour 2″) is 69. Model Beverly Johnson is 69. “The X-Files” creator Chris Carter is 65. Singer Cherrelle is 62. Singer-actor-talk show host Marie Osmond is 62. Singer Joey Belladonna of Anthrax is 61. Actor T’Keyah Crystal Keymah (“That’s So Raven”) is 59. Country singer John Wiggins is 59. Actor Christopher Judge (TV’s “Stargate SG-1”) is 57. Actor Matt Walsh (“Veep”) is 57. Actor Reginald Ballard (“Martin,” ″The Bernie Mac Show”) is 56. Actor Kate Walsh (“Private Practice,” ″Grey’s Anatomy”) is 54. Musician Jeff Allen of Mint Condition is 53. Actor Tisha Campbell-Martin (“My Wife and Kids,” ″Martin”) is 53. Singer Carlos Marin of Il Divo is 53. Country singer Rhett Akins is 52. TV personality Billy Bush is 50. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen (“Borat,” ″Da Ali G Show”) is 50. Guitarist Jan Van Sichem Jr. of K’s Choice is 49. Singers Brandon and Brian Casey of Jagged Edge are 46. Actor Kiele Sanchez (“Lost”) is 45. Singer Ashanti is 41. Singer-rapper Lumidee is 41. Contemporary Christian singer Jon Micah Sumrall of Kutless is 41. Actor Caleb McLaughlin (“Stranger Things”) is 20.


1775 – The Continental Congress authorized the construction of a naval fleet.
1792 – The cornerstone of the White House was laid.
1843 – The Jewish organization B’nai B’rith was founded.
1903 – Boston defeated Pittsburgh in the first World Series.
1943 – Italy declared war on Germany, its former Axis partner, during World War II.
1974 – Ed Sullivan died in New York City at age 72.
1981 – Egypt’s vice president Hosni Mubarak was elected president, one week after Anwar Sadat’s assassination.

Today Is:Bullying Prevention Day, Emergency Nurses Day, English Language Day, International Day for Disaster Reduction, International Top Spinning Day, Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, National Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day, National Chess Day, National Curves Day, National Depression Screening Day, National Fossil Day, National No Bra Day, National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day, Navy Birthday, National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, Silly Sayings Day, World Thrombosis 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 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
– 8:00 –  The Goldbergs  /  8:30 – The Wonder Years  /  9:00 – The Conners  /  9:30 – Home Economics  /  10:00 – A Million Little Things
FOX – 8:00 – Masked Singer  /  9:00 – Alter Ego
CW – 8:00 –  Legends Of Tomorrow  /  9:00 – In The Dark

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Billie Eilish
Jimmy Fallon: Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Nicole Holofcener, Victoria Beckham, Holly Humberstone
Stephen Colbert: Paul Giamatti, Jon Stewart (R 9/27/21)
James Corden: David Duchovny, the Killers (R 9/2/21)
Watch What Happens Live: Garcelle Beauvais, Amber Tamblyn
The Talk: Phil Keoghan
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Victoria Beckham, Annie Barsalou, Caroline Rhea
Ellen DeGeneres: Ludacris, Alessia Cara
Wendy Williams: Andra Day (R 2/24/21)
The Real: Sheila E.
Kelly Clarkson: Jamie Lee Curtis, Hasan Minhaj, Malia Baker, Natalie Hemby
Tamron Hall: Howie Mandel
Drew Barrymore: Chelsea Handler, William Jackson Harper, Eitan Bernath

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

QUESTION: He said WHAT?? Paul McCartney SHADES the Rolling Stones, calling them “just a blues cover band!!!” Is there a celeb boxing match in our future????


QUESTION: ANOTHER ONE bites the dust?? Smash Mouth lead singer STEVE HARWELL retires from the band after a bizarre performance goes viral!!!!!!!


QUESTION: How does James Jude Courtney do such a great job of playing MICHAEL MEYERS?? He’s lived with REAL-LIFE KILLERS AND PSYCHOS!!!!!


QUESTION: Will you be doing this before you start having a BALL? A new “testicle bath” for men is being touted as a contraceptive device that kills sperm!!!!!!
The proposed COSO device needs to be filled up with water, which it automatically heats to the temperature of a warm bath. A man then sits with his legs spread apart and puts his testicles in the water, which are ultra-sounded for two 15-minute treatments, two days apart

QUESTION: Didn’t we kinda KNOW? The coroner says Gabby Petito was STRANGLED TO DEATH, and her body was outside for weeks! Brian Laundrie still missing!!!
The autopsy revealed that Gabby Petito was strangled to death.

Mark Harmon Leaving NCIS

NCIS star Mark Harmon has left the show after 18 seasons.  He appeared as Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs in his final episode of the police procedural series Monday.  Monday’s episode showed Gibbs (Harmon) decide to remain in Alaska indefinitely after solving a case.  “I’m not going back, Tim,” Gibbs told his partner, Special Agent Timothy McGee (Sean Murray). “I’m not going back home.”  Harmon will continue to serve as an executive producer on NCIS. Showrunner Steven D. Binder praised the actor and hinted at his future on the show in a statement Monday.  “As an executive producer and dear friend, Mark continues to be an integral part of the fabric of the show,” Binder said. “Our north star has always been staying true to our characters, and that truth has always guided the stories we tell and where those characters go.”
*********He’s out because he refused to be vaccinated?? (Just guessing)
*******The women love Mark!! Under his description, it says “Eye Candy!!”
********He asked for a different name, and they told him he was stuck with “Jethro.” That’s when he said, “I quit!!”

Ron Howard Opens Up On What Caused His Hair Loss

Ron Howard was so worried about Henry Winkler’sThe Fonz” eclipsing his character Richie Cunningham during the early run of “Happy Days” that he developed a skin condition and started losing his hair — as ABC toyed with renaming the show “Fonzie’s Happy Days.”  “The biggest stressor of all was Fonzie. Not Henry [Winkler], but Fonzie. It did not escape my notice that as the season went on, the Fonz was getting more and more screen time,” Howard writes in “The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family,” in which he and his brother, actor Clint Howard, reminisce about their careers.  “I didn’t handle my stress particularly well,” he writes. “I probably would have benefited from seeing a psychotherapist … Instead, I kept everything inside. Then I started breaking out in eczema rashes all over my body, most acutely on my eyelids … And my hair started thinning. Looking at the men on both sides of my family, I knew it was inevitable … But it started coming out in alarming clumps during this time.”  Ron was only 6 years old when he rose to fame as Opie Taylor on “The Andy Griffith Show.”  Co-star Andy Griffith was in “genuine pain” as his marriage to his first wife Barbara was “unraveling,” he writes.  “He came back from Christmas break one season with his hand all taped up. He was blunt about what happened: ‘I got drunk, I got mad, and I put my fist through a door.'”
********Ron’s hair “jumped the shark!!”
*******Richie Cunningham was a good kid… but chicks dig the bad boy… the FONZ!!!
******We think Ron could have taken Henry Winkler out!! He’s not that big!!

The Rock Begins To Research Politics

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of the biggest stars in the world and even though he’s only teased running for president in the past, in a new interview he admitted he’s taken plans one step beyond that.  While speaking to Vanity Fair, he said he’s spoken to people in the political arena and done “a small amount of research and analysis to see where this [support] comes from and to see what it could look like in the future.”  Johnson revealed, “Indicators are all very positive — in, for example, 2024, and in, for example, 2028.”  He hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility of having a political future but “at the end of the day, I don’t know the first thing about politics. I don’t know the first thing about policy.”  “I care deeply about our country. I care about every f–king American who bleeds red, and that’s all of them. And — there’s no delusion here — I may have some decent leadership qualities, but that doesn’t necessarily make me a great presidential candidate. That’s where I am today,” Johnson confirmed.
********In other words, he’s dumb as a Rock!!!
******”I don’t know anything about being a president, but I’m pretty popular!!”
*******The minute he announces he’s running and picks a party, half the country will automatically hate him!! 

Kim K’s Simpson Jokes Angers Family

The sister of Nicole Brown Simpson thinks Kim Kardashian’sSaturday Night Live” jokes about her murder were “distasteful.”  Tanya Brown told TMZ she thought that Kardashians’ remarks about Nicole’s case in her “SNL” monologue last weekend were in “poor taste.”  She also questioned if the Kardashians ever cared about her sister at all, according to the outlet.  Kardashian’s mom, Kris Jenner, and Nicole were close friends. When O.J. Simpson was on trial for his late wife’s murder, Jenner sat on the side of the Brown family, while her ex-husband, attorney Robert Kardashian, was on O.J.’s defense team.  The Kardashians have often said publicly that the case drove a wedge between their parents at the time.  However, on Saturday, Kim made light of what was once a very heavy situation for all involved.  During her opening monologue, she joked, “It’s because of [my father] that I met my first black person. Want to take a stab in the dark at who it was?”  She then added, “I know it’s sort of weird to remember the first black person you met, but O.J. does leave a mark or several or none at all. I still don’t know.”
*********Some people think he’s Khloe’s dad!! (true) So maybe he left his mark on Kris!!
*****When you’re doing comedy, you sometimes use “cutting” remarks!!
*******OJ wouldn’t be the first black man who stabbed her mother!! Or her!!!

Matt and Ben Were Going To Share A Kiss

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s new movie, “The Last Duel,” takes place in 1300s France, but the actors admitted that not everything will be historically accurate.  They revealed in a new interview that Damon was supposed to kiss Affleck in a scene from the highly anticipated film. Instead, director Ridley Scott had Damon kneel before his friend and co-star.  “In the original actual version of that scene — the way that ceremony actually took place was that you kissed everybody on the mouth,” Affleck told Entertainment Tonight. “And we had that in the script.”  Damon noted, “That would’ve been our first on-screen kiss.”  Unfortunately for fans, Affleck shared that an intimate moment between him and Damon on the big screen is “going to have to wait” since it never made it into the script. He further explained that the director “thought it would be distracting, and his instincts are pretty good.”  Damon plays Sir Jean de Carrouges, a French knight during the Hundred Years’ War, while Affleck plays Pierre d’Alençon, a French nobleman.
*********Matt and Ben were disappointed when they were told “no tongues!!!”
******We think there was something going on between these two for a long time!!
*****This all took place in the 1300’s… before the discovery of the vagina!!!

Royal Baby Won’t Be Christened In The UK

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are not bringing baby daughter Lilibet to the UK to be christened — raising fears she may never get to meet her aging great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, according to a new report.  They were expected to bring the newborn to Windsor Castle to be baptized in the Church of England.  But a palace source told the Telegraph, “There will not be a christening in the UK. It is not happening.”  Another source also told the outlet that a UK baptism for the child appeared “highly unlikely.”  While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex baptized their 2-year-old son, Archie, at Windsor, they are now expected to christen Lilibet in the Episcopal Church in a service close to home in California, the outlet said.  Bishop Michael Curry, who delivered the sermon at the couple’s 2018 wedding, is the head of the Episcopal Church and could officiate, sources suggested to the UK paper.  An outside baptism means that Lilibet would not automatically be considered a “member” of the Church of England, even though her great-grandmother is officially its “Defender of the Faith and Supreme Governor.” She would have to go to the UK and join a Church of England congregation there, the paper said.
********The Church of England was created by Henry the VIII when the Catholic Church wouldn’t allow him to divorce and remarry!! (true)
********Meghan is afraid that if she takes Lilibet to London, the Queen will seize the baby and keep her!!
*******The Duke and Duchess will be dedicating the child to the god of “Money!!!”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Bennifer:  Yule Be Glad I’m Back!-(National Enquirer)

Lovebugs Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck will celebrate Christmas together at his $10 million retreat in Montana!  “Both Jen and Ben will be working for the next few months.  He’ll be in Texas, she’ll be in Canada and long separations aren’t helpful to any relationship.  That’s why they’re already making Christmas plans,” a pal says.

“Pitch Perfect’s” Devine Spin-Off-(Globe)

“Pitch Perfect” fans have something new to sing about:  a Peacock TV spin-off series starring original velvet-voiced villain Adam Devine!  “BUMBER is BACK!”  croons the actor online.  “I’m a song and dance man again!  So excited to breathe life into my boy Bump.  Such a lil maniac and I loved playing him.  Can’t wait!!!”  Us too, and the premise is a hoot with Adam reprising his role as the hit flicks’ hilariously conniving college choral captain.  Now older, Bumper’s determined to revive his music career in Germany-after a noteworthy tune turns into a Berlin hit.  Can’t wait for a David Hasselhoff cameo, right?  Elizabeth Banks, star/producer of the popular pics, who also directed the sequel, produces the series, so…maybe she’ll convince Anna Kendrick and/or Brittany Snow to pop by for a bop?

Jake & Jeanne:  Taking It Public-(Us Weekly)

Jake Gyllenhaal is in love-and wants the world to know it!  On Sept. 29, the usually private star, 40, and his girlfriend of almost two years, Jeanne Cadieu, 25, made their red carpet debut at premiere of his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal’s movie, The Lost Daughter.  “Jake was so happy to have [Jeanne] by his side,” an insider says, adding that it was a “cozy” outing.  “She seemed to get along with Maggie, like she was already part of the family!”

Catty Katie!-(Star)

Well, she went there!  Famously chipper Katie Couric isn’t just burning bridges, she’s nuking them.  In her memoir Going there, out Oct. 26, the Today show vet takes down everyone from rivals to royalty.  Admitting that she was deliberately unfriendly to other women in order to “protect my turf,” she writes in the 500-page tome that she iced out newbie Ashley Banfield “because mentorship sometimes felt like self-sabotage.”  Even the royal family get some drubbing.  Katie recalls being disgusted watching Prince Andrew cozy up to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein at an NYC party, as well as an odorific encounter with Prince Harry at a 2012 polo match in Brazil.  Then in his “wild oats sowing phase,” she writes, the smell of cigarettes and alcohol seemed to “ooze from every pore in his body.”

Matthew Back On the Prowl-(Life & Style)

Could you be any prettier?  Matthew Perry is back on the dating apps after breaking off his engagement to Molly Hurwitz-and, according to a source, he’s using famous lines from Friends to try and pick up women!  The actor, 52, officially split from the literary manager, 29, in June after it was revealed that he had pursued a 20-year-old TikTok star on Raya while they were briefly broken up.  “Matt uses old cheesy lines from Friends as a flirting tactic and expects you to fall for him just because he starred in a popular show 20 years ago,” says the source.  “He comes across as so desperate.  It’s really sad.  He practically begs for dates!”


“We’re in a sweet spot.  We need to enjoy it and not pretend to be adults that don’t do fun things any more.”-Zoe Kravitz, on enjoying her 30s.

“After three or four days she’d be like, ‘Cosmo, and now, is it final?  Like, did you submit the birth certificate?’”-Colin Jost, on his mom’s reaction to what he and Scarlett Johansson named their baby.

“We ended up drinking whiskey and eating way overcooked pasta until like 3 a.m.”-Charlize Theron, on her camping adventure in Africa with Jane Goodall.

Selfawareness of the Week-(In Touch)

Jon Stewart

“You know what I just realized?  I’m just a crazy old man off the street.”

-after ranting that fish aren’t animals.



Record Breaking Pub Crawl

A British man’s pub crawl may have set a new Guinness World Record when he visited 51 bars in 24 hours.  Matt Ellis of St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, England, said Guinness officials told him there is currently no world record for most pubs visited in 12 hours by an individual, so the record-keeping agency set the goal to originate the record at 50.  Ellis said he was required to have witnesses with him at each stop and consume at least 4.2 ounces of any beverage at each establishment.  The pub fan said he visited a total 51 businesses in 8 hours, 52 minutes and 37 seconds.  Evidence from Ellis’ pub crawl has been submitted to Guinness World Records for official certification.
*********He could have visited a lot more pubs… but he can’t crawl that fast!!
******Actually, he wasn’t crawling until after the 45th pub!!
******When asked how he would celebrate, he said, “I’m gonna buy some teeth!!!”

Kitten Got Stuck In A Tesla

Firefighters in Florida came to the rescue of a kitten that crawled up into the inner workings of a Tesla and became stuck.  Estero Fire Rescue said a crew was dispatched to Hertz Headquarters in Estero when a kitten was found trapped inside a Tesla parked in the business’ garage.  The crew partially disassembled the electric vehicle to reach the spot where the feline was stranded.  Firefighters said the kitten was not injured and multiple workers at Hertz expressed an interest in adopting the cat.
*******The kitten said, “I’m not just a cat…I’m a FLORIDA CAT!!!”

Bear Tries To Steal Giant Pumpkin

An Ontario family’s home security camera was rolling when a bear visited their front porch to steal a large pumpkin — and found the task more difficult than expected.  Ashley Larose, of Sudbury, said she had just finished putting up the fall decorations on her front porch when the home had a late night visit from a hungry bear.  Larose said the bear already had eaten a couple of smaller pumpkins when it attempted to walk off with a large one.  The video recorded by Larose’s security camera shows the bear attempting unsuccessfully to carry the pumpkin in its paws, before switching to carrying the gourd with its mouth.  The bear makes it only a short distance before losing its grip. Larose said the bear ended up leaving the pumpkin behind.  See the video HERE.
********He should have brought his bear wagon!!
******This was the most exciting that happened in Ontario that day!!! Wish we lived there!!

Man Uses His Nuts

A Wisconsin man turned a local nuisance into a profitable business by offering his services removing walnuts from yards — and then selling them.  Jesse Peterson, a Middleton resident and owner of J’s Black Walnuts, said he offers his services to residents in Sauk City, Beaver Dam, Verona, Middleton and Belleville to remove black walnuts from their yards free of charge.  Peterson said property owners often see the walnuts as a nuisance, as they can cause hazards for lawn mowers and turn into a mess if they rot on the ground.  He said the walnuts he collects end up in his garage, and once the winter arrives, he spends his time removing the meat to sell on his website for $22 per pound, $11.50 for 8 ounces and $6 for 4 ounces.  Peterson said he also sells the nuts at farmers markets in Promega and Fitchburg. He said other local vendors use his nuts as ingredients for cookies, bread and other foods.  “This is tree to yard to my garage to table,” Peterson told the Wisconsin State Journal. “I’m about as big as I can get right now with one person.”
*******It takes a lot of nuts to run a business like that!!
*******He spends a lot of time cracking up!!
*****Someday, he’ll come out of his shell!!






The Most Common Passive-Aggressive Phrases People Say At Work

Huffington Post


  1. “Per my previous email … ”

“‘As I mentioned,’ or ‘per my last email,’ or ‘like I said,’ are all passive-aggressive variations of asserting yourself, correcting someone on a communication they missed or anchoring your reply on previous information,” said Anyelis Cordero, the founder of Propel On Purpose Coaching, designed for first-generation professionals.

“If you find yourself using these often, perhaps it’s a sign to review your initial communication,” she added. “We expect others to read emails and understand them as we intended, in our voice and nuanced ways of communicating. The reality is that it doesn’t always translate.”

It can also be an indirect way for you to indicate that you are doing your due diligence, and the recipient of your email is not.

“The other reason people say, ‘per my previous email,’ is that it is a CYA [cover your ass] move, which suggests a lack of trust. Somebody might say ‘per my previous email’ to avoid getting in trouble or to suggest that they had already given that information, so ‘You can’t get upset now,’” said organizational psychologist Laura Gallaher of the consulting firm Gallaher Edge.

A better alternative, Gallaher suggested, is to “approach the other person with grace and simply provide them with the helpful information” instead of getting frustrated at having to repeat yourself.


  1. “CC’ing my boss for visibility.”

Kimberly B. Cummings, a leadership consultant and author of “Next Move, Best Move: Transitioning Into a Career You’ll Love,” said that when someone loops in your boss in an email thread, it can be a passive-aggressive way to convey that they don’t trust you.

“This is really a flag that they would like for your manager to stay in the loop in order to have their request prioritized or there may be a lack of trust in the relationship between the two peers,” Cummings said. “Another way to fix this is to simply ask for the request to be prioritized or ask about the person’s bandwidth or timeline to get back to you.”


  1. “A lot of us think … ”

Gallaher said using phrases like “A lot of us think” can be an inflammatory way to hide your views behind the vague opinion of many others.

“It suggests, ‘We’ve all been talking about you behind your back.’ It also is usually vague about who ‘us’ refers to, which means that the person receiving the information can’t have a real conversation with the people who supposedly think what they think,” Gallaher said. “It is far more effective and more self-accountable for each person to speak for themselves.”

Plus, if you’re one of the co-workers being misrepresented in that broad category of “us,” it can “feel passive-aggressive, or at least ineffective, to be ‘spoken for,’” Gallaher said.


  1. “Obviously” or “Clearly … ”

These are passive-aggressive qualifiers in which the hostile tone contradicts their meaning, Howes said.

When co-workers deploy these qualifiers in statements like, “Well, clearly, you know our company’s policy on this,” there is coded hostility, Howes said. “‘Why didn’t you know that? You should know better.’ That’s kind of the subtext there.”

A more tactful way to go is to point out to your co-worker, “Hey, you might not be aware,” or “Hey, not sure if you knew this,” Howes said.


  1. “No offense, but … ”

Not only is this a condescending phrase that signals a lack of respect, it is also a common passive-aggressive one, Gallaher noted.

Instead of passively saying you don’t want to offend and then doing it anyway, Gallager suggested you could directly state, “I’m concerned what I say might upset you, so I want to know: Do I have permission to give you feedback on something?” or “I’d love for us to build trust so we can have really open dialogue with each other. What do you think?”

And if you want to stop passive-aggressive behavior from taking over your team, recognize that it all comes down to building trust with colleagues.

“People are often passive-aggressive because they haven’t clarified for themselves what they really want, or they’re afraid to put it out there honestly,” Gallaher said. “A lack of trust is usually a problem when people are afraid to be vulnerable and real with each other.”



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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