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Born on this day!! TV personality Joy Behar (“The View”) is 78. Drummer Kevin Godley of 10cc is 75. Actor Jill Larson (“All My Children”) is 73. Country singer Kieran Kane of The O’Kanes is 71. Musician John Mellencamp is 69. Guitarist Ricky Phillips of Styx is 69. Actor Mary Badham (“To Kill a Mockingbird”) is 68. Drummer Tico Torres of Bon Jovi is 67. Actor Christopher Norris (“Trapper John, M.D.”) is 65. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is 65. Gospel singer Michael W. Smith is 63. Actor Judy Landers (“Vega$,” “BJ and the Bear”) is 62. Reality competition judge Simon Cowell is 61. Guitarist Charlie Marinkovich (Iron Butterfly) is 61. Actor Paula Newsome (“Chicago Med,” “Barry”) is 59. Singer Ann Curless of Expose’ is 57. Singer Toni Braxton is 53. Singer Thom Yorke of Radiohead is 52. Actor Nicole Ari Parker (“Murder in the First,” “Soul Food”) is 50. Actor Allison Munn (“One Tree Hill”) is 46. Singer Damian Kulash of OK Go is 45. Singer Taylor Hicks (“American Idol”) is 44. Actor Omar Miller (“The Unicorn,” “CSI: Miami”) is 42. Singer Nathaniel Rateliff of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats is 42. Actor Jake McLaughlin (“Quantico”) is 38. Electronic musician Flying Lotus is 37. Actor Holland Roden (TV’s “Teen Wolf”) is 34. Actor Amber Stevens (“Greek”) is 34.


1765 – The Stamp Act Congress convened in New York to draw up colonial grievances against England.
1849 – Poet-writer Edgar Allan Poe died at age 40.
1949 – The Republic of East Germany was formed.
1968 – The Motion Picture Association of America adopted its film-rating system, ranging from “G” for general audiences to “X” for adults only.
1982 – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats,” the longest running show in Broadway history, opened.
1985 – The Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked by Palestinian gunmen in the Mediterranean.
1998 – Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, was beaten, robbed, and left tied to a fence. He died five days later.
2001 – U.S. and British forces launched bombing campaign against Taliban government and al-Qaeda terrorist camps in Afghanistan.
2003 – California governor Gray Davis was recalled and former bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected in his place.

Today Is: Balloons Around The World Day, Coffee With A Cop Day, LED Light Day, National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day, National Forgiveness Day, National Inner Beauty Day, National Pumpkin Seed Day, Pick A Tune Day, Random Acts of Poetry Day, Walk To School Day, You Matter To Me Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Big Brother  /  9:00 – VP Debate
NBC – 8:00  – America’s Got Talent /  9:00 – VP Debate
ABC – 8:00 –  VP Debate
FOX – 8:00 – The Masked Singer  /  9:00 – VP Debate
CW – 8:00 –  Devils /  9:00 – Coroner

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Maya Rudolph, Matt Bomer, 070 Shake
Stephen Colbert: Pete Buttigieg, Future Islands
Seth Meyers: America Ferrera, Ina Garten, David Remnick
James Corden: Gloria Steinem, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, Conan Gray
Daily Show: The Daily Social Distancing Show
Conan: Method Man (R 9/3/20)
Watch What Happens Live: The Golden Robes Show
The Talk: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Noah Schnapp
Ellen DeGeneres: Orlando Bloom
Wendy Williams: Alyssa Milano
The Real: Perez Hilton, Joe Pantoliano
Kelly Clarkson: Tyra Banks, RZA, Anthony Ramos
Tamron Hall: LaurDIY, the Crafty Lumberjacks
Drew Barrymore: Jonathan Van Ness, Bruno Serato, Jonah Larson

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

QUESTION: Are there GHOSTS IN THE WHITE HOUSE?? Jenna Hager Bush says “YES!!” And she liked ’em a lot, because they were VERY MUSICAL!!! Boo!!!!


QUESTION: Have you been EXTREMELY OFFENDED by the name “ESKIMO PIE???” Well, you can relax now… Dreyer’s has renamed the treat, and here’s the new name!


QUESTION: Have you seen the “DREAMS CHALLENGE??” The guy who started it all just got an incredible surprise.. a NEW TRUCK filled with OCEAN SPRAY!!!!


QUESTION: Is NETFLIX about to pay a price for “CUTIES??” They’ve been indicted in Texas for a “lewd depiction of a minor!!!” What do YOU think??????????


QUESTION: Could 2020 suck any more??? We lost a GIANT in the music world, as EDDIE VAN HALEN dies from throat cancer. Click here for the music world’s reaction. 
Eddie Van Halen -- Through The Years

SNL Ratings High

This weekend’s Season 46 premiere of Saturday Night Live on NBC attracted nearly 8 million total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research.  The episode was SNL’s most-watched season premiere in four years and second-most-watched in 12 years. Chris Rock guest hosted Saturday’s episode and rapper Megan Thee Stallion provided the musical entertainment.  The show included a parody of last week’s U.S. presidential debate, with Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey standing in for President Donald Trump and Democratic contender Joe Biden.  Another highlight of the episode was a face mask-themed music video called “Bottom of Your Face.”  This is the first episode of SNL taped at the show’s New York studio since March 7 when production was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
TRIIVIA: During the 2016 campaign, Trump appeared on SNL. Does anyone remember which song he danced to??
*****Alec used a laser pointer to distract Carrey’s “Biden!!” Trump liked it so much, he’s gonna use it in the next debate!!
******Those ratings prove how bored America is right now!!

Tyra Banks Flubs On Dancing With The Stars

Dancing with the Stars” host Tyra Banks suffered a major mishap on Monday night’s show, although she claimed it was the control room’s fault.  During the two-hour live broadcast she incorrectly announced that “Cheer” coach Monica Aldama and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy were safe when in reality they were in the bottom two.  Ultimately, the former “America’s Next Top Model” host apologized for the confusion and doubled down with her apology on social media after the show.  Banks’ mistake came when she announced that contestants Anne Heche and Keo Motsepe, and Vernon Davis and Peta Murgatroyd, were in the bottom two, leaving Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko confused about whether or not they were safe as they remained on stage.  Banks ended up having to call Aldama and Chmerkovskiy back on stage to face elimination.  “There has been an error in the control room. This is the craziness of live TV,” the supermodel said during the confusion. “I’m so sorry. This is live TV.”  Aldama and Chmerkovskiy were ultimately saved from the judges.  Banks later took to Twitter and wrote, “Wowzers. Live TV. Wrong name on cards. So challenging to deal with moments like these. But we power through.”  See video HERE
*******Maybe the staff and crew are trying to set her up!!
********Out of all these names, Anne Heche is the only one we’ve ever heard of!! How about you??
*******Steve Harvey sent her thank-you note for replacing him as “worst host!!”

Rod Stewart and Elton John Are Still Feuding

Rod Stewart claims he’s tried to heal the rift between him and Elton John, only to be snubbed by him.  They had a falling out after Stewart mocked John’s retirement tour and criticized the biopic “Rocketman” about Elton’s life.  Stewart opened up about the feud in a recent interview with Chris Evans, not to be confused with the actor.  “We don’t talk to each other anymore,” the “I Don’t Want to Talk About It” singer said on Evans’ “How To Wow” podcast.  The rocker added: “Big falling out.”  Stewart claimed he emailed John inviting his sons Zachary, 9, and Elijah, 7, to come over to play football along with his sons Alistair, 14, and Aiden, 9, and didn’t get a response.  “Last time I emailed him I said, ‘I’ve got this football pitch, would you like the boys to come up?’ You know, cause they both love football,” he said. “You don’t have to come, but if they want to come play on this they’re welcome.”  Stewart added, “[He] never got back to me.”  He didn’t hold back despite trying to mend his relationship with his once “very close” friend John.  Stewart praised the Freddy Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but said the “Rocketman” biopic about John didn’t live up to its potential. “It was OK, I just wished it hadn’t been a musical. I mean, the dancing outside the council house made it a bit ‘Mamma Mia,’” he said.
*******Maybe Rod hasn’t noticed: Elton IS “a bit Mama Mia!!”

90210 Stars Address “No Eye Contact” Story

Former “Beverly Hills, 90210” stars Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling are addressing Jessica Alba’s claims that she wasn’t allowed to make eye contact with the cast while she filmed with them.  In a teaser for their new podcast, “9021OMG,” they both said they had no recollection of the harsh rule.  “Tori, did you — I just need to know, did you tell her not to look me in the eye?” asked Garth.  “Why’s it all about you?” Spelling asked, laughing.  “Well, because I had all the scenes with her,” Garth, who played Kelly Taylor on the series, said. “Like, if anybody was, you know, didn’t want to have their eyes looked into, it would’ve been me. But I don’t remember, because I have the world’s worst memory.”  Spelling speculated that maybe producers sent around a “cool memo” that mandated the odd request.  “Imagine we just thought like guest stars didn’t like us,” Spelling said. “They never looked at us! We don’t know why! We were so nice!”  Garth remembered Alba being “super talented” on set.
********Come on!! Give us the REAL story!!
*******They call it the “Streisand Rule!!”
******Also, she was told not to touch anyone’s peach pit!!!

William and Harry’s Feud Started Years Ago

Prince Harry’s feud with older brother William began at least 15 years before Megxit — sparked the night the young prince was snapped wearing a Nazi costume, a new book claims.  The then-20-year-old Duke of Sussex was already being nicknamed “Hash Harry” for his drug use when his photo was plastered on UK papers’ front pages in January 2005, with The Sun headlining it, “Harry the Nazi.”  The backlash sparked a festering feud between the two brothers after William completely escaped critique despite playing a key role in selecting the offensive costume, royal historian Robert Lacey has claimed in a new book, “Battle of Brothers,” being serialized in the Daily Mail.  “Harry chose his costume in conjunction with his elder brother,” Lacey wrote of “the future King William V,” who “laughed all the way back to Highgrove with the younger sibling he was supposed to be mentoring.”  “The young prince began re-evaluating his elder brother’s involvement and the unfairness of William’s subsequent emergence smelling of roses.  “It made Harry feel resentful and even alienated,” Lacey wrote, claiming William was the one who would “coax” Harry into his “errant and self-destructive ways.”  “For the first time, their relationship really suffered and they barely spoke,” one former aide told Lacey.
********Harry must be easily suggestible!! Who would have guessed that?? (Meghan?)
*****They’ll probably patch it up when they’re the same ages as Elton John and Rod Stewart!!
*****Meanwhile, Meghan has plans to eliminate the entire family, so Archie can be king!!

Kim Kardashian Nursed Kanye Back From Covid

Kim Kardashian recalled taking care of her husband, Kanye West, as he battled coronavirus earlier this year.  She revealed he contracted the illness around the same time that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson spoke out about getting the virus in March.  “Kanye had it way at the beginning, when nobody really knew what was going on,” Kardashian told the magazine in its inaugural issue. “It was so scary and unknown.”  She recalled having “my four babies and no one else in the house to help” when he got sick. The couple share North, 7, Saint, 4, Chicago, 2, and Psalm, 16 months.  “I had to go and change his sheets and help him get out of bed when he wasn’t feeling good,” she explained. “It was a challenge because it was so unknown. Changing his sheets with gloves and a face shield was really a scary time.”  Despite going through the fearful time, as she nursed her husband, Kardashian’s thoughts on the pandemic aren’t all negative.  “I’m the type of person that respects the process, that respects what’s going on in the world,” she revealed. “Maybe our planet needed a break.”
*******She has always changed his sheets with gloves and a face shield!! That’s nothing new!!
*****She had no one else to help… if you don’t count the maids, cook and nannies!!!
*******Kanye can say, “I caught COVID before COVID was cool!!!”


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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More Stars Playing Stars-(National Enquirer)

Ray Charles & Jamie Foxx

The “In Living Color” cuptup’s career took a dramatic turn in 1999’s “Any Given Sunday”-but his performance as the legendary soul musician in 2004’s “Ray” cemented his status as a leading man and won him an Academy Award for Best Actor!  Jamie, now 52, said he shed 30 pounds for the role and agreed to have his eyes sealed shut with silicone to play the blind performer!  “Imagine having your eyes glued shut for 14 hours a day,” he said, admitting he also suffered panic attacks during the first two weeks of filming.

Blake Ain’t Laughin’ At Joker Ryan-(Globe)

Blake Lively is fed up with hubby Ryan Reynolds’ juvenile practical jokes, sources say, and she’s ordering him to knock it off!  After years of putting up with ridiculous Ryan’s weird pranks, the 33-year-old “Gossip Girl” star’s nerves have been rubbed raw since COVID lockdown, tattles an insider.  “Ryan thinks it’s hilarious to leave toy snakes and spiders around to scare her, blow into her face before he’s brushed his teeth or switch the salt and sugar shakers,” dishes a spy.  “The more revolted she is, the funnier it is to him!  Years ago, Blake thought it was kind of cute, but eight years of being married to a jokester is all she can take.  Blake thinks it’s very infantile and wants Ryan to quit wasting money on dime-store tricks.  But everyone knows being silly is second nature to Ryan.  He wouldn’t know how to be serious for longer than five seconds if he tried!”

Jodie & Joshua:  Lucky Lovers-(Us Weekly)

Jodie Turner-Smith feels like she hit the jackpot.  “I’m really in love with my husband,” the British model, 34, gushed about Joshua Jackson in a recent interview.  “I feel so lucky to be in a relationship with somebody who feels the same about me, who is not shy about telling me that or uplifting me.”  And the feeling is mutual.  The actor, 42, is “happy” with Turner-Smith, a source says.  “It’s a good match.”

Rami’s Social-Climbing Fail-(Star)

He’s got an Oscar, an Emmy and a shelf full of other awards and now Rami Malek is looking for some trophy friends.  A source says the 39-year-old and his girlfriend Lucy Boynton, who met on the set of Bohemian Rhapsody, have been trying to break into the A-list socially-and it’s not going as planned!  “They tend to get along great with the behind-the-scenes people in the business, like Rami’s high-powered agents and his Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail,” explains the source.  “But when it comes to striking up friends with other celebrities, it’s just not clicking.”

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“People still want to see my boobs.  I’m 62!”-Sharon Stone, on remaining a sex icon as a sexagenarian.

“I dream of people saying, ‘I want the eleven!  Or the Enola!’  I want my own hairstyle.”-Millie Bobby Brown, on the ‘dos of her Stranger Things and Enola Holmes character.

“Rice….that’s all I know how to cook and I’m not even very good at that yet.”-Demi Lovato, on mastering her culinary skills now that she’s moved into a house with a nice kitchen.

Adele & Skepta:  Dating?-(People)

Linked since last year, the pop star, 32, and the English rapper, 38, fueled new buzz when they reportedly were spotted out in London on Sept. 22.  Adele filed for divorce from ex Simon Konecki one year ago.

Loser of the Week-(In Touch)

Emmy Awards

The 2020 ceremony received the lowest ratings of all time.  Host Jimmy Kimmel jokes, “We set a record.  Let’s just say that.”



Trump COVID Coins For Sale

Coins commemorating President Donald Trump surviving COVID-19 are already available for preorder at an online gift shop. The $100 “Trump defeats COVID” coins are for sale on the website of the White House Gift Shop, which is not affiliated with the White House.  The coin is part of a series designed by Anthony Giannini, chairman of the White House Gift Shop. He described the COVID-19 coin as the last in a series illustrating “President Trump’s ascendance over and defeat of the deadly COVID pandemic virus.”  “When we heard the sad news of President Trump’s positive COVID test, once again we had faith and prayed but we knew our President would find a way to Knockout COVID in early rounds of this battle,” Giannini wrote. “President Trump, as you know, is a fan of boxing, and the new design includes more than a hint of superhero qualities in history’s most fascinating president.”
*******In Trump We Trust???
*****Trump has promised a coin to every voter if he gets reelected!!
******Instead of “heads” and “tails,” the coins are “heads” and “horse’s ass!!”
******The ‘rona died when it was strained through his hair!!!

Late Mothers Lottery Numbers Come Thru

An Australian woman won a lottery jackpot of more than $700,000 using a set of numbers she inherited from her late mother.  The Seaford Rise, South Australia, woman told The Lott officials the ticket she purchased bought online for the Sept. 30 Monday & Wednesday X Lotto drawing bore a set of numbers her mother used to play before her death.  The numbers earned the woman a top prize of $718,700.  “You know those were my mum’s numbers. After she passed away, I started using her numbers,” the winner said. “I feel like she helped deliver my win. God bless her!”  The woman said the windfall will come as a great help after “a tough couple of months.”
********This is when mom pops up and says, “Surprise!! I’m back! Thanks for playing my numbers for me!!”
******In honor of her late mother, she went to a “Thunder Down Under” show and blew it all!!

Toy Cat Rescued

A London man putting some old clothes into a donation bin called firefighters to rescue a “cat” that turned out to be a battery-operated toy.  Alan McElligott tweeted photos showing the scene that unfolded after he put some items into the bin and heard a “meow.”  Police and firefighters responded to the scene and agreed that there seemed to be the sounds of a trapped cat — possibly two cats — inside the container.  “One of the police officers suggested we drop food in there in case the cats had been there for a few days. So I went to Sainsburys as I had my car nearby and bought wet cat food,” McElligott told Deadline News.  “The fire brigade eventually turned up and used their heavy tools to open it. Once it was opened there was no sign of the cats so the firefighter looked around and moved some pieces of clothing around and picked up the toy cat,” he said.  The battery-operated stuffed toy, a FurReal Friends cat, made “very convincing meows,” McElligott said.
********The cat has now made friends with a toy poodle!!

Woman Can Jump Like A Horse

An Alberta, Canada, teenager whose skills at emulating the movements of a horse — including quadrupedal jumps — went viral online is now being featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!  “Horse girl” Ava Vogel, 17, of Edmonton, said she started emulating the movements of horses about six years ago, and three years ago she turned her attention to jumping on all fours like an equine.  “I would look at actual videos of horses and I rode horses myself so I figured out how the horse moved and I would transfer that over to the human skeleton to figure out how I could apply that to myself,” Vogel told CBC News.  “It took a lot of training and repetition to be able to build up the proper muscles and a lot of stretching so my wrists were strong enough to handle the impact,” she said.  The teenager has gone viral online for her Instagram videos showing her clearing obstacles more than 3 feet high.  “I jump around and I gallop around on all four legs and try to mimic a horse as best I can,” Vogel said. “Some people think it’s very unique and interesting and they support me and a lot of people think it’s very weird and strange, which I can certainly understand.”  See the video HERE.
*********Normally, saying “You look like a horse” would be an insult!!








19 Surprising Baby Name Statistics

Huffington Post

The Social Security Administration’s baby name data contains some unexpected insights.


  1. Maverick is more popular than Adam.

In 2018, 5,014 baby boys were named Maverick, making it the 73rd most popular choice for boys. Meanwhile, Adam ranked at No. 78, with 4,675 newborn baby Adams.

  1. Brooklyn is more popular than Anna.

The famous New York City borough of Brooklyn is also a Top 50 baby name for girls, with 4,611 little Brooklyns born in 2018. The name currently ranks at No. 47, seven places higher than Anna, which is No. 54. Last year, 4,145 baby girls were named Anna.

  1. Oaklynn is one of the fastest-rising names for girls.

Speaking of lyn- and lynn-ending names, Oaklynn rose from No. 888 in 2017 to 542 in 2018. Last year, 572 baby girls were named Oaklynn.

  1. Axel is more popular than Edward.

Despite the influence of “Twilight” character names, Edward is not in the Top 100. The name ranks at No. 169 ― below less traditional names like No. 94, Axel, which went to 4,055 newborn boys in 2018. That same year, only 2,268 boys were named Edward.

  1. The SSA has tracked more than 4,000 more names for girls than for boys.

The SSA’s baby names data includes every name given to at least five baby boys or girls in a given year. The 2018 list includes 18,029 girl names and 14,004 boy names ― suggesting that parents are more likely to get creative with their daughters’ names.

  1. Fewer than 100 girls were named Tracy, Gretchen or Justine, respectively, last year.

In 2018, there were 78 newborn baby girls named Tracy, 96 Gretchens and 81 Justines. All three fell out of the Top 1,000 rankings in the first decade of the 2000s.

  1. Genesis is more popular than Lauren.

Genesis is the 57th most popular name for girls, while Lauren is No. 171. In 2018, 4,068 baby girls were named Genesis, and there were only 1,696 newborn Laurens. Genesis was also the fastest-rising name for boys from 2017 to 2018, when it rose 608 spots from No. 1,592 to 984.

  1. Kairo is one of the fastest-rising names for boys.

Kairo rose 321 places from 2017 to 2018, from No. 803 to 482. Cairo with a ‘C’ has never reached the Top 1,000.

  1. Raelynn is more popular than Alexandra.

With 2,599 baby girls named Raelynn in 2018, the name ranks at No. 115. That makes Raelynn more popular than the classic Alexandra, which ranked at No. 125 and went to 2,394 baby girls last year ― as well as former top names like Mary (now No. 126 ― 2,327 in 2018) and Margaret (No. 127 ― 2,312).

  1. Aurora is the top name for girls in Alaska.

The SSA’s breakdowns show that the national top names like Emma, Olivia and Ava tend to dominate on the state level, but there are some outliers. One is Aurora, which ranks at No. 44 nationally but was the most popular name for girls in Alaska last year.

  1. Elsa is one of the fastest-declining names for girls.

Despite the overwhelming success of “Frozen,” Elsa’s baby name boost did not last long. The name peaked in 2014 at No. 286 but has been rapidly declining ever since. Elsa dropped 202 places from 686 in 2017 to 888 in 2018. Perhaps “Frozen 2″ will give it another bump, however.

  1. Angel is more popular than Jason.

Jason peaked at No. 2 in the 1970s, but now it’s down to No. 100, with 3,847 baby Jasons born in 2018. By contrast, Angel ranks at No. 72, with 5,032 boy Angels born last year.

  1. Grayson is the top name for boys in South Dakota.

While Grayson is No. 32 in the U.S. as a whole, it was the No. 1 name for boys in the state of South Dakota in 2018.

  1. Dior is one of the fastest-rising names for girls.

The name Dior entered the Top 1,000 list for the first time in 2018 at No. 792 ― rising 566 places from No. 1,358 in 2017.

  1. Fewer than 200 boys were named Ross, Perry or Bernard last year.

In 2018, there were 174 newborn baby boys named Ross, 133 named Perry and 165 Bernards. By 2013, all three had fallen out of the Top 1,000 rankings.

  1. Serenity is more popular than Julia.

Serenity didn’t enter the Top 1,000 until 1997 and has risen over the years to No. 76 in 2018, with 3,517 baby girls named Serenity that year. The older classic, Julia, has fallen to No. 93, with only 2,989 baby Julias born last year.

  1. Only about 300 baby girls were named Brittany last year.

Brittany was the third most popular name for girls in 1989, 1990 and 1991, but now it’s down to No. 879. Only 305 baby girls were named Brittany in 2018. There were 116 Britneys.

  1. Craig is one of the fastest-declining names for boys.

While the list of declining names for boys includes less traditional choices and spellings like Maxton and Dilan, it’s notable that Craig was the third most declined from 2017 to 2018. Craig dropped from 985 to 1188, with only 159 baby boys named Craig last year.

  1. Roman is more popular than Justin.

In 2018, 4,364 baby boys were named Roman, making it the 85th most popular boy name. Meanwhile, Justin is down at No. 141, with 2,787 newborn Justins in 2018.


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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