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Born on this day!! Actor Britt Ekland is 79. Singer-guitarist Thomas McClary (The Commodores) is 72. Singer Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon is 70. Guitarist David Hidalgo of Los Lobos is 67. Actor Elisabeth Shue is 58. Singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet is 57. Actor Jacqueline Obradors (“NYPD Blue”) is 55. Country singer Tim Rushlow (Little Texas) is 55. Bassist Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N’ Roses) is 55. Actor Amy Jo Johnson (“Felicity,” ″Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”) is 51. Actor Emily Mortimer (“Mary Poppins Returns”) is 50. Actor Lamman Rucker (“Meet the Browns”) is 50. Actor Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four,” ″Horatio Hornblower”) is 48. Actor Jeremy Sisto (“Law and Order,” ″Six Feet Under”) is 47. Actor Brett Gelman (“Stranger Things”) is 45. Singer Melinda Doolittle (“American Idol”) is 44. Actor Wes Ramsey (“CSI: Miami”) is 44. Actor Karimah Westbrook (“All American”) is 43. Musician Will Butler of Arcade Fire is 39.


1927 – “The Jazz Singer,” the first full-length talking picture, starring Al Jolson, debuted.
1949 – Japanese-American broadcaster, Iva Toguri D’Aquino (Tokyo Rose), was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000 for treason.
1973 – The Yom Kippur War began when Syria and Egypt attacked Israel.
1979 – President Jimmy Carter received Pope John Paul II, the first pope to visit the White House.
1981 – Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat was assassinated in Cairo.
1989 – Bette Davis died in France at age 81.

Today Is: American Libraries Day, Balloons Around The World Day, Coffee With A Cop Day, International Walk To School Day, Jackie Mayer Rehab Day, Mad Hatter Day, National Badger Day, National German-American Day, National Noodle Day, National Orange Wine Day, National Plus Size Appreciation Day, National Pumpkin Seed Day, Random Acts of Poetry Day, Walk To School Day, World Financial Planning 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 –  Riverdale  /  9:00 – In The Dark

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Daniel Craig, Eric Wareheim, X Ambassadors
Jimmy Fallon: Anthony Anderson, Charli XCX
Stephen Colbert: Bret Baier, Susie Essman
Seth Meyers: Blake Shelton, Brett Goldstein, Cuco, Barrett Martin
James Corden: Judy Greer, Annaleigh Ashford, Cat Power
Daily Show: Monica Lewinsky
Watch What Happens Live: Dorit Kemsley, Jennifer Tilly
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Morris Chestnut
The Real: Maverick City Música, featuring Aaron Moses, Israel Houghton & Adrienne Houghton
Drew Barrymore: Jason Biggs, Ego Nwodim

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

QUESTION: Are these the WORST (and RICHEST) neighbors EVER? They violated a restraining order by playing loud music, taunted, and now? They’re in JAIL!!!!!


QUESTION: Best day EVER??? Paige Spiranac hits a HOLE IN ONE.. and.. she’s playing with the legendary GARY PLAYER!!! And  also… SHE’S SUPER HOT!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: When will she start SAVING THE WORLD?? It looks like MEGHAN MARKLE might be tied up LAUNCHING HER OWN COSMETICS LINE first!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: How bad is CANCEL CULTURE?? This man was “fidgeting with his fingers,” and wound up being FIRED for making a “white power” symbol!! Huh????

QUESTION: What’s the MUST-HAVE HALLOWEEN ITEM to scare all the trick-or-treaters in YOUR neighborhood? The sold-out 12-FOOT SKELETON!! Here’s where to get one!!
A huge 12-foot skeleton with a pumpkin head and glowing moth and eyes

Adele Releasing New Song

Adele will return with new music this month.  He will release the song “Easy on Me” on Oct. 15.  Adele shared a teaser for the song Tuesday on Instagram. The black and white video shows Adele taking a drive as sheets of music fly out the windows of her car.  “Easy On Me – October 15,” she captioned the post.  It’ll be Adele’s first single in five years.  She recently appeared to tease her fourth studio album. She changed her profile picture on social media to the same color as billboards featuring the number “30” across the world.  Her previous albums were titled 19, 21 and 25 after significant years in her life. Her most recent album, 25, was released in November 2015.  Adele celebrated the 10th anniversary of the release of her album 21 in January.  “Well I never! Happy 10 years old friend! It’s crazy how little I remember of what it was like and how I felt a decade ago. But Thank You from the bottom of my heart for letting us into your lives and letting me be a soundtrack to some of it x,” she wrote on Instagram.
*****The song is about someone going easy on her. The original title was “Don’t Go Soft on Me,” bit that didn’t work!!!
*****When she hits 40, she’ll stop naming the albums after her age!!
*****After that, every album will be called “39!!!”

New Bachelor Host Is Now Married

New Bachelor host Jesse Palmer quietly married his girlfriend, Emely Fardo, in June 2020.  Palmer and Fardo originally planned to marry in Provence, France, but ended up holding their wedding at a friend’s house in Connecticut due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   “We were only able to invite a small group of close friends that live in the greater N.Y.C. area, and that were in quarantine at the time,” the couple said in a statement. “We had a lovely afternoon and look forward to celebrating our love with our parents and immediate families all together soon!”  “Big or small, wedding party or not, we feel so grateful and lucky to have found each other!” they added.  Palmer also shared the news on Instagram. Bachelor alum Renée Maynard was among those to congratulate Palmer in the comments.  “awwww congrats you guys!” Maynard wrote.
*******Even though they’re married, he’s still allowed to visit the “Fantasy Suite” occasionally!!

Lori Loughlin My Do DWTS

Could Lori Loughlin appear on a future season of “Dancing With the Stars?”  Her daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, said it’s not out of the question, as her pro partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, has already “been trying to recruit” Loughlin.  “I don’t know how many more seasons I got in me, but I’ll stick around for [Lori],” Chmerkovskiy told Page Six and other reporters during a post-show presser Monday night.  Giannulli chimed in, saying, “If Lori comes on, then maybe.”  “Yeah, I don’t know. I haven’t really asked her, like, ‘Would you come on and do the show?’” she added. “But she’s just proud of me. Mama bear, just excited.”  Chmerkovskiy said that Loughlin has been “in total mom mode” ever since Giannulli joined the show, and the support is only getting stronger as the weeks go by.  “We FaceTime her all the time. Literally right after we get off the stage I call her,” Giannulli explained. “She’s the biggest support ever. She’s really proud of me, and I love her so much. She’s my hero, so it’s really nice to know she’s watching.”
********Lori has been so supportive, ever since her daughter was on the rowing team!!
*****She’s checking right now to see if USC has a “Dancing Scholarship!!”
******”Dancing With the Stars” should do a season with nothing but celebrity jailbirds!!! Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, Lindsay Lohan, Martha Stewart, Mike Tyson, R. Kelly, Bill Cosby!! WE’D watch that one!!

Charlie Sheen Done Paying Child Support

Charlie Sheen is finally free of paying Denise Richards child support.  His request to stop support for his two children with Richards — Sami, 17, and Lola, 16 — was granted in court on Monday.  “I think what transpired today is extremely fair,” Sheen told Us Weekly as he left the courthouse. “It speaks to not just today, but it speaks historically to that same fairness.”  Sheen first filed to change his support payments in December 2019.  It was noted during the hearing that Richards did not file any opposing paperwork, per US Weekly. The outlet also reported that Sheen’s attorney argued his client had 100 percent custody of the teenagers since April.  An insider says that Richards wasn’t present in court “because she is working out of state, which Charlie was well aware of.”  “Denise was never served this court date. [Charlie] did this on purpose,” the insider claimed. “He filed two years ago and he kept pushing the court date. Denise kept asking when the date was and he blew her off. He pushed it off because he didn’t want records of the child support he was paying Brooke [Mueller] to impact the case after he agreed to pay them both the same amount of child support.”  The source further alleged that Sheen hasn’t paid Denise in “at least” four years. “No child support at all,” the source said. “He owes her.”
*********Divorce: The gift that keeps on giving!!!
*******So… Charlie is finally beating his wife?? It’s about time!!
*****If he doesn’t keep up the payments, the children get repossessed!!!

Russia Beat Tom Cruise To Space

Russia has rocketed past Tom Cruise in the race to launch cinema in outer space.  A Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft blasted off at 4:55 a.m. ET on Tuesday in Kazakhstan with a crew of Russian actors, producers and, of course, legitimate cosmonauts, on their way to the International Space Station to begin filming scenes for “The Challenge.”  The show to appear on Russia’s Channel One is the first feature film to be shot in outer space — and well before Cruise had the chance to produce his $200 million space-based action flick. He brokered a deal between NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX last year to bring the film, with direction from Doug Liman (“American Made”), to the big screen.  Channel One broadcasted the launch live, featuring actor Yulia Peresild, 37, director Klim Shipenko, 38, and veteran cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, 49, which they aired across multiple viewing platforms and languages. Upon docking around 8:12 a.m. on Tuesday, they’re scheduled to spend 12 days at the already crowded space station, with crews from NASA, European Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, as part of the Expedition 65, according to NASA’s space station blog.
*******Tom is freaking out!!! He’s strapped himself to a Cruise Missile and he’s demanding to be launched NOW!!
*****Way to go, Russia!! This is a good way to start World War III!!!!
******He’ll have no trouble finding a costar!! A lot of actresses would love to be weightless!!

Goop Selling New “In The Mood” Product

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company Goop — notorious for selling pricey wellness products with questionable health claims — has released its newest vagina improvement device: DTF, a “supplement to support women’s sexual desire, arousal and mood.”  The product’s name is taken from the digital slang abbreviation for “down to f–k.”  Like Viagra for women, DTF promises users not only more desire for sexual pleasure — but just more pleasure in general.  “It’s not just about sex: It’s about supporting our pursuit of more pleasure, more often. And yes, we chose to name it DTF. It can be a joke we share,” she hypes in Goop’s official press release. “We’re not ashamed to say we wanted help shifting our sex drive into gear. And we also know we’re not alone — everyday stress and anxiety, hormonal fluctuations and fatigue can all impact female libido and sexual health.”  Goop’s “science and research team” developed the non-prescription supplement to address “common physiological roadblocks to desire.” They ultimately decided on a recipe of Libifem fenugreek extract — which the release reports is “clinically shown to support healthy sexual arousal and desire in women” — shatavari (“a traditional female health adaptogen”) and saffron extract, which provides “mood support.”
*********We thought “DTF” stood for “Dairy Triggers Farting!!!”
********Just hand a bottle of this to your woman and she’ll turn on immediately!! (Be sure to tape a hundred dollar bill to the bottle)
*******You could save money by simply taping a picture of Brad Pitt to the ceiling of your bedroom!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Burton Hits Buzzer:  Says No To “Jeopardy!”-(National Enquirer)

Fan favorite LeVar Burton said even if “Jeopardy!” honchos changed their minds and came banging on his door, he’s changed HIS mind and no longer wants the plum hosting gig anyway!  “They say be careful of what you wish for, because what I found out is that it wasn’t the thing that I wanted after all,” said the 64-year-old actor and TV personality.  What I wanted was to compete.  I mean, I wanted the job, right?  But then when I didn’t get it, it was like, ‘Well, okay, what’s next?’” After a revolving door of celebrity guest hosts and a scandal that resulted in the spectacular flameout of the show’s new executive producer Mike Richards, “Jeopardy!” has settled on keeping “Big Bang Theory” actress Mayim Bialik and former quiz champ Ken Jennings to fill the late Alex Trebek’s shoes-at least until the end of the year.

House For Sale-(Globe)

Aerosmith rocker Joe Perry is selling his Massachusetts mansion, famous for its guitar-shaped pool.  The seven-acre property comes with a $4.5 million price tag.

The Weeknd & Angelina Jolie:  More Than Friends?-(Us Weekly)

It seems there may be something going on between Angelina Jolie and The Weeknd (a.k.a. Abel Tesfaye)!  The actress, 46, and the musician, 31, are telling people they’re just friends, but “those who know them think something romantic is going on,” a source says of the duo, who fueled romance rumors when they stepped out to dinner together-again!-in L.A. on Sept. 25.  “[The Weekend] is clearly spellbound by Angie, and feels honored by their growing connection.”

Another Hollywood Heiress-(Star)

Paris Jackson-

$1.3 Billion

Biding her time!  King of Pop Michael Jackson reportedly structured his will so the singer/songwriter and her two brothers get $8 million a year until they all turn 33.  At that point, they’ll each get an equal chunk of half of their dad’s estate.  At 40, they’ll split the rest.  Still, all the money in the world can’t fill the hole in her heart caused by her dad’s 2009 death.  “They always say, ‘Time heals,’ Paris mused.  “But it really doesn’t.  You just get used to it.”

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“A lot of stand up comedy happens in Casinos.  I spent three years at the San Manuel Casino in [Highland, Calif.] doing comedy shows and gambling.  I only played Blackjack, and I never spent more than $20.  If I lost $20, I was out.”-Tiffany Haddish, who currently stars on screen in the Card Counter.

“I’m Godmother to 12.  I love mothering, I love kids and what they say.”-Nicole Kidman, adding that she wishes she’d “had more children” in addition to her four kids.

“You can never have enough makeup, just like you can never have enough music.”-Ariana Grande, on launching her own cosmetics line.

Split:  Grimes & Elon Musk-(People)

After three years together, the Tesla CEO, 50, and the singer, 33, broke up “but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms,” he said Sept. 24.  They share a 16-month-old son, X AE A-Xii.

Adventure Time-(In Touch)

Windermere, England, Sept. 21

During her visit to England’s Lake District, Kate Middleton went abselling and mountain biking with Royal Air Force cadets.



Fake Tarantula Causes Scare

Animal rescuers in California were called out to assist a tarantula spotted stranded on the roof of a home, but arrived to find the supposed spider was an old Halloween decoration.  The Peninsula Humane Society said an animal control officer was dispatched to a San Mateo neighborhood to check on the tarantula. The officer received permission from the homeowners to attempt a rescue and climbed up to the roof with a plastic enclosure to capture the arachnid.  The humane society said in a Facebook post that the officer quickly discovered “it was actually a Halloween decoration, not a pet Tarantula.” “She said it looked like it had been up there for a while,” Buffy Tarbox, the Peninsula Humane Society’s communications manager, told SFGate. “I guess if you don’t like spiders, that’s the better outcome.”  The officer brought the plastic tarantula down from the roof to show the homeowners and the caller who originally spotted the faux-spider.  See the pic HERE.
*********The tarantula was fake, but the dead body on the porch?? That’s real!!
TOPIC: Scariest Halloween display you’ve ever encountered!!

Wild Monkey Invades VIP Lounge

A wild monkey wandered into an airport’s VIP lounge in India and managed to steal a drink of fruit juice before being ejected from the building.  Passengers at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi captured video when the monkey wandered into the lounge Friday evening. A video posted online shows the small simian stealing a drink of fruit juice from the bar counter.  Airport officials confirmed the monkey was safely removed from the building without any injuries to monkey or human. See the video HERE.
*********He didn’t have enough Frequent Flyer miles to qualify as a VIP!!!
******Before he left, he got three phone numbers from flight attendants!!
*******They got suspicious when he tried to order a banana daiquiri!!!!

Squirrel Stuffs Nuts In Truck

A North Dakota man said he has removed about 42 gallons of walnuts from his pickup truck after a squirrel apparently chose the vehicle as its winter storage area.  Bill Fischer, of Fargo, said he has repeatedly spotted the red squirrel climbing on his Chevy Avalanche while it was parked outside his home, and he discovered the small animal was filling the vehicle with a large amount of walnuts from the tree in his yard.  “A lot of places, in the radiator fan, all the way through here, that corner has been covered full with walnuts,” Fischer told WDAY-TV. “It was planning on camping there for the winter.”  He said the walnuts are the work of a single squirrel.  “I had to pull the fenders off and clean out all the walnuts out, and thought I had them all and took it down the road, turned the corner and found one rolling inside the windshield where the wipers go,” Fischer said. See the video HERE.
********It’s pretty ballsy to stuff your nuts in there like that!!!
TOPIC: “Holy crap, there’s a wild animal in my car!!!”

Exotic Eagle Escapes

An exotic Steller’s sea eagle that escaped from the National Aviary in Pittsburgh is back home after just over a week on the loose, officials said.  The National Aviary said Kodiak, or Kody for short, escaped from his habitat Sept. 25 and was sighted numerous times in the Pittsburgh area in the ensuing days.  The aviary said the bird, native to Russia and eastern Asia, was spotted Sunday afternoon at a residence in Pine Township, and a National Aviary crew was dispatched to attempt to bring Kody back to the facility that has been his home for 17 years.  “Using professional falconry techniques and equipment, the National Aviary’s team was able to safely retrieve Kody and bring him back home,” the aviary said in a statement.
********Ever wonder.. do these exotic animals KNOW they’re exotic???
*****He might have been thinking, “I can get a lot of money for myself on the open market!!”







Here’s What Not To Say In A Job Interview

Huffington Post


  1. “I did all the work.”

Not giving credit where it’s due can be a red flag for recruiters.

“The reason why people may play up their own role [is because] they are trying to sell themselves in the interview, but there’s a way of selling yourself while still being humble and fair about it,” said Jocelyn S. Lai, global head of talent acquisition at Duolingo.

And if you do attempt to take all the credit, it’s easy to get caught. Lai said she has seen people be found out through reference checks or probing follow-up interview questions, like “What was your specific role [in the project] that no one else can claim?”

“We want people who know how to collaborate and give credit where it’s due,” especially if they’re applying to be a leader or a people manager, Lai said.

But don’t undersell yourself, either. Lai said job candidates who only use “we” statements when explaining their work can prompt recruiters to think, “Well, what did they do? Did they have a part in this?”


  1. “I just need a job.”

Lots of people job-hunt for financial and stability purposes, but telling this to a recruiter directly will make it seem like you are only interested in any kind of job, not the specific role you are applying for.

“Not only is desperation obvious, but the recruiter may believe the candidate has no genuine interest in the company and position,” said career strategist and résumé writer Tammeca Riley.


  1. “What does this company do exactly? What’s the title again?”

When you are job-searching, you may have multiple opportunities in the mix. But it’s important to do your due diligence for each. Asking basic questions about the company and the job description that you could have easily researched beforehand demonstrates a lack of preparation that can be a major turnoff to hiring managers.

Ana Laura Falcon, a career strategist with talent acquisition experience, said she has observed candidates who don’t remember which job or title they are applying for ask questions like “What company is this?”

Beyond showing a lack investment in the role, “To the interviewer, it shows they may not really know what they’re looking for,” Falcon said.


  1. “I’m going to go off topic and get personal here…”

With open-ended questions, it can be easy to start talking about your entire life and personal journey, but this can be a mistake if it’s not relevant to the job you want.

For example, take the job interview question of “Where do you see yourself in five years?” said Sarah Johnston, co-founder of Job Search Journey. “As a former corporate recruiter, I’ve seen job seekers misstep here by giving an answer that doesn’t have anything to do with the role that they are interviewing for.”

“Job seekers have shared that they wanted to open their own restaurant, go back to school or run for political office,” she added. “And while I can appreciate honesty, the hiring manager is not necessarily assessing if you’ll be in the exact role in five years, but … if the position aligns with your personal growth plan.”

In other words, keep your answers tailored to the job at hand.

“When candidates provide personal information that’s not relevant to the job or their qualifications, it doesn’t give them that opportunity to really prove their qualifications and stand out,” Falcon said.


  1. “I hated my last boss.”

During a job interview, it behooves candidates to build a rapport with recruiters. But while getting chummy, keep in mind: They are not your friends or your therapist. They are evaluating you for a job.

Take the popular interview question of “Why are you looking for a job change?” Even if you are job-hunting mostly to escape a toxic work culture or unreasonable boss, don’t be too honest with your answer.

Lai said one reason this is tempting is because “a lot of these candidates haven’t had an outlet to share their grievances.” And if there’s a recruiter you have a strong connection with, “we almost become their therapist,” Lai said, adding, “There is that easy-to-fall-into-space of oversharing because they feel so comfortable. But remember, it’s still a professional setting.”

And above all, badmouthing your past employer shifts the spotlight away from where it matters. Pointing fingers at your boss and co-workers makes the interview about them, and it is supposed to be about you.


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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