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Born on this day!! Actor Walter Koenig (“Star Trek”) is 86. Singer-actor Joey Heatherton is 78. Actor Sam Neill is 75. Singer John “Bowzer” Baumann of Sha Na Na is 75. Actor Robert Wisdom (TV’s “Nashville,” ″The Wire”) is 69. Saxophonist Steve Berlin of Los Lobos is 67. Country singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman is 66. Country singer John Berry is 63. Actor Mary Crosby is 63. Singer Morten Harket of A-ha is 63. Actor Melissa Leo is 62. Actor Faith Ford (“Faith and Hope,” ″Murphy Brown”) is 58. Actor Michelle Stafford (“The Young and the Restless”) is 57. Actor Dan Cortese is 55. Singer Mark Hall of Casting Crowns is 53. Actor Tyler Perry is 53. Actor Ben Garant (“Reno 911!”) is 52. Actor Kimberly Williams-Paisley (“According to Jim”) is 51. Actor Andrew Lincoln (“The Walking Dead”) is 49. Rapper Nas is 49. Actor Austin Basis (“Life Unexpected”) is 46. TV chef Katie Lee (“The Kitchen”) is 41. Actor Adam Lamberg (“Lizzie McGuire”) is 38. Singer Alex Clare is 37. Actor Chad Duell (“General Hospital”) is 35. Actor Jessica Brown Findlay (“Downton Abbey”) is 35. Actor-singer Logan Henderson (“Big Time Rush”) is 33. Actor Emma Kenney (“The Connors,” ″Shameless”) is 23.


1814 – Francis Scott Key composed the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner.
1867 – Karl Marx published his most famous book, Capital (Das Kapital).
1901 – President McKinley died of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him.
1927 – Modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan died in Nice, France.
1940 – Congress passed the Selective Service Act, providing for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history.
1959 – The Soviet space probe Luna 2 became the first man-made object to reach the Moon when it crashed onto the lunar surface.
1982 – Princess Grace of Monaco died from injuries sustained in a car crash the previous day.
1994 – Acting commissioner Bud Selig announced the cancellation of the 1994 baseball season on the 34th day of a strike by players.

Today Is: Live Creative Day, National Kreme Filled Donut Day, National Sober Day, U.S. Marshals Service Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Big Brother  /  9:00 – The Challenge USA
NBC – 8:00  – America’s Got Talent  /  9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 –  The Conners  /  8:30 – ABC Fall Preview  /  9:00 – Abbott Elementary  /  9:30 –  Home Economics /  10:00 – Soul Of A Nation
FOX – 8:00 – MasterChef  /  9:00 – Monarch
CW – 8:00 –  DC’s Stargirl  /  9:00 – World’s Funniest

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Quinta Brunson, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Kane Brown
Jimmy Fallon: Viola Davis, Karamo Brown, Jann Wenner, Little Big Town
Stephen Colbert: Steve Carell, Phoenix
Seth Meyers: Lena Dunham, Jo Koy, Rick Smith
The View: Stacey Abrams, Jameela Jamil
The Talk: Oliver Hudson, Eddie Jackson
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Naomi Watts, Tamron Hall
Kelly Clarkson: Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Tracy Morgan, Maven Morgan
Tamron Hall: John Boyega, Dominic Dupont, Jon Sternfeld
Drew Barrymore: Selma Blair, Mikel Welch

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

QUESTION: How bad is INFLATION? Cardi B is supporting her family, and she can’t figure out: “How do families do it when they don’t have a ME?? to help them??”


QUESTION: What if you threw an awards show, and NOBODY WATCHED??? The Emmys audience continues to SHRINK.. down 25% from last year’s all time low!!!!!!


QUESTION: THAT’S what you call RESPECT?? The cast and crew of “The Crown” suspended filming for ONE DAY after the Queen’s death.. and the now they’re back at it!


QUESTION: Worried about getting a SPIDER in your ear?? Try getting a SNAKE stuck in there!!! This woman did, and the video of the snake removal has GONE VIRAL!!
The veracity of the video has yet to be confirmed.

QUESTION: Which brand new King used to be the “PAMPERED PRINCE?” Check out this list of Charles’ daily demands!! (His pajamas and SHOELACES are ironed!)
Prince Charles in 2019

Leonardo DiCaprio Going After Gigi Hadid

After Leonardo DiCaprio’s split from his girlfriend Camila Morrone, he is reportedly cozying up to supermodel Gigi Hadid next.  “They are getting to know each other,” a source confirmed to People on Monday.   They were seen walking around New York City, as an insider told the media outlet that DiCaprio, 47, and Hadid, 27, are not “dating” yet.  “Leo is definitely pursuing Gigi,” another insider confirmed.  “They’ve been seen hanging out with groups of people. It’s only been a few weeks since the split. Since then, he’s been hanging out with friends and family,” a third source added. DiCaprio has a long history of dating actresses and models who are all quite a bit younger than him, mostly being under the age of 25. However, Hadid missed that mark by two years.
*****A piece of advice for Gigi: Don’t let him see your driver’s license!! He thinks you’re 19!!!
*****His next wife hasn’t been born yet!!
****Leo’s not shallow!!! He likes to have long philosophical conversations… butt naked!!!

Meghan Markle Puts Podcast On Hold

Meghan Markle has temporarily paused her podcast “Archetypes” in light of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.  “New episodes will be paused during the official mourning period for Her Majesty The Queen,” according to the official Spotify page.  Markle, who is the wife of the queen’s grandson Prince Harry, launched the podcast in August with the mission to “dive into the labels that try to hold women back,” according to an audio teaser.  In 2020, Harry and Markle announced a “multi-year partnership” between Spotify’s Gimlet Media and the couple’s company, Archewell Audio.
*******She’s against labels… like “golddigger,” “control freak” and “backstabber!!!”
****She doesn’t mind calling other people “racist,” though.. she throws that one around all the time!!
*********Spotify should hold her back a bit!! She might break the Internet!!

Gisele Addresses Tom Brady’s NFL Career

Gisele Bündchen addressed her “concerns” over Tom Brady’s ongoing NFL career amid the pair’s marital spat.  “This is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present,” she told Elle magazine in her cover story, published on Tuesday.  She noted that she has “definitely had those conversations with him over and over again.”  She added, “Ultimately, I feel that everybody has to make a decision that works for [them]. He needs to follow his joy, too.”  As for Bündchen, she patted herself on the back for doing a “good job” raising Benjamin, Vivian and Brady’s 15-year-old son, Jack, whom he shares with ex Bridget Moynahan.  “I’ve done my part, which is [to] be there for [my husband],” she said. “I moved to Boston, and I focused on creating a cocoon and a loving environment for my children to grow up in and to be there supporting him and his dreams.  “Seeing my children succeed and become the beautiful little humans that they are, seeing him succeed, and being fulfilled in his career — it makes me happy,” Bündchen continued.  While the interview was conducted before news of the couple’s “epic fight,” Elle reached out to Bündchen this month and she declined to comment.  Bündchen has been open about putting her own career on the back burner as Brady played for the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
********She should pull a Jason Sudeikis and serve divorce papers while he’s on the field!!
*****The process server could disguise himself as a ref, run into the huddle and say “You’ve been served!!”

Jimmy Kimmel Accused Of White Privilege

Jimmy Kimmel is being accused of “white privilege” after overshadowing “Abbott Elementary” star-creator Quinta Brunson’s 2022 Emmys speech with a sketch. Footage of the stunt is going viral as awards-show fans rip Kimmel for allegedly ruining her big moment.  Will Arnett dragged Jimmy by his feet onto the stage as part of a skit before announcing the winner for Best Writing in a Comedy Series at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. “Jimmy couldn’t be here tonight,” Arnett joked while addressing his “passed out” co-host lying on the floor. He added that “Jimmy had gotten into the skinny margaritas” after losing the Emmy for his late-night series for the “13th time in a row.” However, things took a turn after Arnett announced that Brunson had won the Emmy for her ABC series “Abbot Elementary,” whereupon Kimmel shockingly remained on his back in front of the microphone for the duration of her speech. At one point, Brunson even tried to rouse him by saying, “Jimmy, wake up, I won.”  Twitter wasn’t about to take the TV host’s antics lying down.  “So Jimmy Kimmel is really gonna upstage her speech by laying on the floor in front of her?” fumed one incensed viewer. “Like what the f – – k.”  Another chastised, “Jimmy Kimmel should have left the stage during Quinta’s speech. Highly disrespectful.”  Many accused the host of epitomizing “white male privilege” with one critic writing, “If #QuintaBrunson stepping over #JimmyKimmel who literally laid in her spotlight on the day she won an Emmy isn’t a metaphor for what it means to be a WOC in a white mans world I don’t know what is.”  Despite Twitter’s discontentment with the skit, Brunson said backstage that she didn’t mind Kimmel’s antics.  “I know Jimmy Kimmel. The bit didn’t bother me,” said Brunson, who is slated to appear on Kimmel’s late-night show Wednesday. “Honestly, Jimmy gave me my first big late-night spot. He was one of the first people to see ‘Abbott Elementary.’ He was the first person to message me on Instagram.”  She added, “He was so excited it was going to be on ABC. I was happy it was Jimmy. He’s one of the comedy godfathers.”
********See? They all cover for each other!!!
****She should have slapped him in the face!!!

Lorne Michaels Addresses SNL Changes

Lorne Michaels is in the middle of making additions to season 48 of Saturday Night Live.  After winning the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, Michaels addressed the “year of change” at the long-running NBC series.  He said there will be at least four new cast additions.  “This will be transition year. Change years are always difficult but always exciting. There are new people. There are four new people at least for now,” he said backstage at the event.  It comes after Deadline revealed back in May that Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant and Kyle Mooney were leaving the show at the end of season 47 along with Pete Davidson. It later emerged that Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor and Aristotle Athari would not be returning either.  SNL returns on October 1 with three consecutive shows.
***********This is a tough time at SNL, because there’s nothing funny about Joe Biden!!!
*****We’re not saying he’s old, but the first SNL was broadcast from Bedrock!!!
*****You know what’s funny to woke people?? Nothing.


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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A Re-Vamp-(Life & Style)

When Netflix debuted footage of Wednesday, the upcoming Tim Burton-produced series inspired by The Addams Family, the action focused on the ghoulish clan’s twisted teenage daughter (played by You star Jenna Ortega).  But the most exciting reveal of all was Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzman as Morticia and Gomez Addams.  “The relationship that kind of hangs over the season is really Wednesday’s relationship with Morticia,” teases Jenna.  “How do you step out of the shadow of a mother as glamorous as Morticia?”



Beer Covered Highway

A Georgia highway was littered with cases of beer Monday when a truck carrying a load of Bud Light was involved in a crash.  The Cartersville Police Department said southbound Interstate 75 was closed for cleanup Monday morning when the overturned tractor-trailer lost its load of Bud Light in an early morning crash.  The crash involved the tractor-trailer and a pickup truck, police said.
*******Of course, the pick up truck was full of Pabst Blue Ribbon!!!
*****Police rushed to scene with a truck full of Solo cups, but it was too late!!

Bear Crashes B-Day Party

A bear crashed a 2-year-old’s birthday party in Connecticut and was filmed feasting on cupcakes while the party-goers fled inside.  Rauf and Laura Majidian said they were hosting a birthday party for their son, Cyrus, outside their West Hartford home when a bear emerged from the woods.  The parents and the other adults at the party rushed to get the kids inside, but the bruin was more interested in the contents of the picnic table, the Majidians said.  The bear was filmed feasting on cupcakes from the picnic table while the party attendees watched through a window.  See the video HERE.
********They should have thrown a party hat on him and carried on!!!

Largest Cannoli

A team of chefs in Italy broke a Guinness World Record by cooking up a cannolo measuring 70 feet and 3.7 inches long. The record attempt Sunday in Caltanissetta, Sicily, featured a team of chefs from across Italy coming together to cook the world’s longest cannolo — a dessert better known as the plural cannoli.  The massive shell was filled with more than 1,500 pounds of ricotta, organizers said.  The attempt was organized by Ristoworld Italia and led by master pastry chef Lillo Defraia.  The 70-foot, 3.7-inch cannolo took the record from a 16-foot, 4.9-inch cannolo made in 2016.  See the video HERE.
*******The women of “Mob Wives” could have polished that off in two seconds!!

Nursing Home Hires A Stripper!

A nursing home has been forced to apologize for hiring a stripper to perform for senior citizens in wheelchairs.  The Taoyuan Veterans Home, a state-run facility for retired army personnel in Tawain, paid the adult entertainer for a show to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival — an important holiday in Chinese culture, whereby people gather to celebrate the rice and wheat harvests of the season.  Video, which took place last Thursday, was filmed by an attendee before it was posted to social media and quickly went viral.  It shows the masked-up erotic dancer clad in lacy lingerie, giving one elderly man a lap dance and thrusting her breasts into his face.  The man doesn’t appear to mind, however, and can be seen squeezing the woman’s assets as she enthusiastically writhes her body. Other nursing home residents clapped along enthusiastically, seeming to relish the raunchy show.
***********There was no sex… that would be like pushing a noodle up a straw!!!






Surprising Baby Name Trends That Happened In 2021



  1. Nova is more popular than Grace

In 2021, 5,516 baby girls were named Nova, making it the 32nd most popular choice among female names. Meanwhile, Grace ranked 34th, with 5,486 newborn baby Graces.


  1. Ezekiel is one of the top names for boys in New Mexico and Hawaii

The SSA’s data indicates the top national names, like Liam, Noah and Oliver, tend to dominate on the state level, but there are some outliers. One is Ezekiel, which ranked 53rd nationally but was the fourth most popular name for newborn boys in New Mexico and Hawaii last year.


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

The name Emberlynn rose 284 places from 2020 to reach No. 961, breaking into the top 1,000 for the first time ever. This jump is likely related to the popularity of the name Evelyn, at No. 9. Evelynn, an alternate spelling, also increased in use last year ― as did Oaklynn and Adelynn.


  1. Sincere is more popular than Scott

Despite its prominence in history and pop culture, Scott was not in the top 100. The name actually ranked 607th ― below less traditional names like Sincere at No. 600, going to 460 newborn boys in 2021. Only 455 boys were named Scott last year.


  1. Serenity is more popular than Sarah

Serenity is a top 100 baby name for girls, with 3,038 little ones given that name in 2021. Serenity ranked 85th, seven spots above Sarah. Last year, 2,825 baby girls were named Sarah.


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

The list of declining names tends to include less traditional choices and spellings like Bentlee, Xzavier and Jaxtyn. But Willie dropped 210 places on the popularity list last year, falling to No. 1,202 ― making it the boys name with the fourth biggest decline from 2020. Willie Nelson and Willie Mays’ legacies are seemingly not living on in the world of baby names.


  1. Legend is more popular than Max

Legend is the 118th most popular name for boys, while Max is No. 159. In 2021, 3,152 baby boys were named Legend, while there were 2,402 newborn Maxes.


  1. Fewer than 100 girls were named Tracy, Caitlin, Gretchen or Lacy last year

In 2021, there were 67 newborn baby girls named Tracy, 85 Caitlins, 61 Gretchens and 88 Lacys. The first fell out of the top 1,000 ranking after 2004, while Lacy dropped off after 2005, Gretchen after 2008 and Caitlin after 2015.


  1. Khloe is more popular than Kimberly

Kardashian fans might be interested to learn that the name Khloe is more popular than the name Kimberly. In 2021, 1,666 baby girls were named Khloe, making it the 176th most popular girl name. Meanwhile, Kimberly is No. 220, with 1,340 newborn Kimberlys in 2021.


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

In 2021, the name Murphy rose 262 spots to No. 716 on the list of the most popular names for girls. Perhaps renewed interest in actor Brittany Murphy following the release of the 2021 HBO Max documentary on her boosted the profile of the name Murphy. The name Brittany also rose, though only 27 spots to No. 934.


  1. Brynlee is more popular than Morgan

Brynlee didn’t enter the top 1,000 until 2008, and rose to No. 187 in 2021, with 1,568 baby girls named Brynlee. The classic Morgan fell to No. 205, with only 1,438 baby Morgans born last year.


  1. And Giovanni is more popular than George

George is an iconic name in U.S. history, consistently occupying the top 10 list until the 1930s. But now it’s down to No. 134, with 2,774 baby Georges born in 2021. Giovanni, however, ranked at No. 124, with 2,987 boys given that Italian name last year.


  1. Paisley is one of the top names in West Virginia and Mississippi

While Paisley is No. 52 in the U.S. as a whole, it was the No. 3 name for girls in the state of West Virginia and No. 4 in Mississippi in 2021.


  1. Ozzy is one of the fastest rising names for boys

It seems hard to believe rocker Ozzy Osbourne’s name would see a big rise in 2021, long after the peak of his music and reality show fame. But the fact of the matter is that Ozzy had the fourth biggest rise on the list of popular names for boys, jumping up 336 places to enter the top 1,000 for the first time at No. 712.


  1. Maverick is more popular than Christopher

With 6,548 baby boys named Maverick in 2021, the name ranked 47th. That makes Maverick more popular than the classic Christopher, which ranked 52nd and went to 5,809 baby boys last year, as well as former top names like Andrew — now No. 57, with 5,570 boys in 2021 — and Charles, at No. 50 with 5,952 boys.


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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