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Born on this day!! Actor Tommy Lee Jones is 75. Movie director Oliver Stone is 75. Drummer Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger is 69. Actor Barry Shabaka Henley (“Bob Hearts Abishola”) is 67. Drummer Mitch Dorge of Crash Test Dummies is 61. Actor Danny Nucci (“The Fosters”) is 53. DJ Kay Gee (Naughty By Nature) is 52. Actor Josh Charles (“The Good Wife,” ″Sports Night”) is 50. Actor Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) is 44. Actor Marisa Ramirez (“Blue Bloods”) is 44. Guitarist Zach Filkins of OneRepublic is 43. Actor Dave Annable (“Brothers and Sisters”) is 42. Actor Amy Davidson (“8 Simple Rules”) is 42. TV personality Heidi Montag (“The Hills”) is 35. Actor Kate Mansi (“Days of Our Lives”) is 34.


1821 – Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador gained independence.
1789 – The U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs changed its name to the Department of State.
1835 – Charles Darwin and the HMS Beagle reached the Galapagos Islands.
1917 – Alexander Kerensky proclaimed Russia a republic.
1935 – The Nuremberg Laws deprived Jews of their citizenship and made the Swastika the official emblem of Nazi Germany.
1963 – A church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, killed four young black girls.
1989 – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Penn Warren, the first poet laureate of the United States, died.
2004 – The National Hockey League lockout began. The 2004-2005 season would ultimately be canceled.

Today Is: Felt Hat Day, Day, Greenpeace Day, International Day of Democracy, International Dot Day, LGBT Center Awareness Day, National 8-Track Tape Day, National Cheese Toast Day, National NeoNatal Nurses Day, National On-line Learning Day, National Rehabilitation Day, National School Backpack Awareness Day, Tackle Kids Cancer Day, Tug-of-War Days, World Lymphoma Awareness Day, Yom Kippur

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Big Brother /  9:00 – House Calls With Dr. Phil  /  10:00 – House Calls With Dr. Phil
NBC – 8:00  – America’s Got Talent  /  9:00 – Family Game Fight  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
– 8:00 –  Press Your Luck  /  9:00 – The $100,000 Pyramid  /  10:00 – 2020
FOX – 8:00 – Masterchef
CW – 8:00 –  Riverdale  /  9:00 – Whose Line Is It??

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Bill Maher, Hannah Waddingham, Carly Pearce
Jimmy Fallon: Ben Platt, JoJo Siwa
Stephen Colbert: Jessica Chastain, Stephen Sondheim
Seth Meyers: B.J. Novak, Nessa Barrett, José Medeles
James Corden: Cedric the Entertainer, Gillian Anderson
Watch What Happens Live: Lisa Rinna, Sarah Paulson
The View: Reese Witherspoon, Tarana Burke
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Diane Lane, Jake Cohen
Ellen DeGeneres: Tiffany Haddish, Charli, Dixie, Heidi & Marc D’Amelio, Imagine Dragons
Wendy Williams: John Oliver (R 6/23/21)
The Real: Patricia Heaton, Keisha Lance Bottoms (R 9/30/20)
Kelly Clarkson: Tim Gunn, Connie Britton, Maury Povich, Connie Chung
Drew Barrymore: Cameron Diaz

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

QUESTION: Can you believe ANYTHING online?? This YouTuber deletes her account after being caught FORCING her son to fake cry over a dead dog!!! BAD MOM!!


QUESTION: What’s NEW at the annual Apple product event?? A phone with a battery that lasts 2.5 times longer, and a $300 iPad that’s six times faster than Android!!


QUESTION: Should people be reminded that they should THINK before they TAT?? These folks got “topical tattoos” that didn’t turn out to AGE very well!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: What the hell did NICKI MINAJ say about the COVID vaccine?? Somebody in Trinidad took it, became impotent and his TESTICLES GOT SWOLLEN?? Blowback!!

QUESTION: Is he the start of a new “three??” We hope not!!! Saturday Night Live’s NORM MACDONALD dies after a long, secret battle with cancer. R.I.P.!!!
Norm Macdonald, ‘SNL’ star, dead at 61

Jeopardy Names Stage After Alex Trebek

Jeopardy! memorialized Alex Trebek by renaming Stage 10 at Sony Pictures Studios the Alex Trebek Stage. Trebek hosted more than 8,200 episodes of Jeopardy!, many of which were filmed on the stage.  Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra hosted the dedication ceremony on the first day of filming for Season 38. Trebek’s wife, Jean, and three children, Matthew, Emily and Nicky, were in attendance. Season 38 kicked off with Jeopardy! champion Matt Amodio returning to defend his 18-game winning streak. Amodio continued his streak, beating contestants Amdé Mengistu and Gabbie Kim.  Trebek died at age 80 in November following a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Mike Richards was originally announced to replace Trebek as host but stepped down in August due to past controversial comments. Richards later also exited Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune as an executive producer.  Mayim Bialik will be the next guest host on Jeopardy! In August, Bialik was announced to host new Jeopardy! primetime specials and a potential spinoff series.
*****Now they’re going to be walking all over ALEX TREBEK?? How dare they???
******Now that Mike Richards has been fired, they’re naming a urinal in the men’s room after him!!

Stones Miss Charlie Watts’ Funeral

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts was laid to rest at a secret funeral in the UK last week — with even the Stones forced to skip it because of COVID-19 restrictions, according to a report.  His family organized a secret funeral in Devon befitting the fuss-free character of the rocker, who died aged 80 on Aug. 24, just weeks after pulling out of the Stones’ US tour, The Sun said.  It was so low-key it even went on without his bandmates, singer Mick Jagger, 78, and guitarists Keith Richards, 77, and Ronnie Wood, 74, who were in Boston rehearsing for their upcoming tour, the outlet said.  They were unable to fly home to their native England for the send-off because of COVID restrictions, the UK paper said, without specifying exactly why it kept them away.  Instead, the iconic band plans to pay tribute to Watts in the way they know best — in concert, during the band’s “No Filter” tour, which starts in St. Louis, Missouri, on Sept. 26, sources told the paper.
*********Besides, you can’t sell tickets to a funeral!!!
*******They buried him in a coffin made of drumsticks!! (Just guessing.. but wouldn’t it be cool??)
*******The COVID took one look at Keith and said, “Damn!!!” 

Jennifer Aniston Wants To Date Outside Of Hollywood

Jennifer Aniston revealed she’s pretty open when it comes to finding a partner.  She suggested in a new interview that her potential dating pool extends beyond Hollywood. Speaking on People TV, she revealed she would be more than comfortable in a relationship with someone who is not a public figure.  “Of course,” Aniston told the outlet. “Absolutely. I mean, it’s happened. That’s what I’m sort of hoping for is not necessarily somebody in the industry itself.”  “That’d be nice,” she added.  There’s been a lot of interest in Aniston’s dating life from fans in the years following her divorces from Justin Theroux and Brad Pitt. Most recently, rumors swirled that Aniston and David Schwimmer were romantically linked in real life, leading Schwimmer’s rep to deny the claims.
*********Well, hurry up!!! You’re not gettin’ any younger!!!
********She’s 52!!! Maybe she should try “!!!!”
*******If she really wants to meet someone from out of town, there’s some really nice-looking Taliban guys available in Afghanistan!!
******She’s obviously waiting for Brad to find his way back!!!!

Does Prince Andrew Want To Remarry Fergie?

Prince Andrew reportedly wants to say “I do again” and remarry ex-wife Sarah Ferguson – but first he’ll have to survive a royal sex-abuse scandal.  Divorcees Andrew and Ferguson apparently rekindled their old love during the COVID-19 pandemic and have even been living together, sources told Vanity Fair.  “It has rekindled something and I can see a second wedding happening if it all goes Andrew’s way,” one source said, according to the publication.  Andrew has been relieved of his royal duties as he faces a sex-assault lawsuit from Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was forced to have sex with the prince three times – beginning when she was 17.  Ferguson, often called “Fergie” in U.K. media reports, has continued to defend Andrew in the face of the accusations, which Andrew denies.  She recently told Polsat News that she still lives by her vows from her 1986 marriage, even though the couple divorced in 1996.
********She must be the only one who’ll have him!!!
******He figures he’ll marry her for now, until he finds a nice teenage girl to settle down with!!
******His next girlfriend hasn’t been born yet!!!

Conservatorship For Amanda Bynes Extended

Amanda Bynes’ conservatorship has been extended another two years.  She will remain under the care of the court and her doctors until January 2023, according to legal documents obtained by the outlet. However, details surrounding the decision remain under seal.  She had a tumultuous 2020 that resulted in her being ordered to check into a psychiatric facility to treat her mental health issues.  Although reports claimed she was living in a sober house, her attorney clarified in early May 2020 that she was “sheltering in a safe location and doing well.”  “Any reports that Amanda is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction issues are completely false. She is seeking treatment for ongoing mental health issues,” Esquibias said in a statement at the time.  By the end of May 2020, Bynes shared that she had been “in treatment” for two months to strengthen her “coping skills” and “to help with my social anxiety that caused me to drop out of school months ago.”
*********Do they ever put MEN in conservatorships?? Just askin’!!

Chrissy Teigen Admits To Cheek Surgery

Chrissy Teigen admitted that she underwent a cosmetic surgical procedure to have fat removed from her cheeks.  “I did that Dr. Diamond buccal fat removal thing here,” she said in a recent Instagram Story video (via The Cosmetic Lane) while pointing to her cheeks.  She added, “And since I quit drinking, I’m really seeing the results, and I like it. Yeah, I did it, what?”  She said she wasn’t embarrassed to share with fans that she had work done.  “no shame in my dr diamond game,” she captioned the clip.  Dr. Jason Diamond is a renowned facial plastic surgeon known for starring in E!’s “Dr. 90210” as well as Netflix’s “Celebrity Plastic Surgeons.”  This isn’t the first time that Teigen — who ironically once joked to reporters, “Everything about me is fake except my cheeks” — has gone under the knife.  She opened up about getting liposuction in her armpits in 2017.  “I had an armpit sucked out, which was one of the best things. It’s a big secret, but I don’t care,” she said at the time.  She added, “It made me feel better in dresses; I felt more confident. It was the dumbest, stupidest thing I’ve ever done. The dumbest, but I like it, whatever. I have no regrets, honestly.”
**********Can someone treat her for being an attention whore??
*******No offense, but she’s starting to look like Cher!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Kristin Cuts To the Chase!-(National Enquirer)

“Laguna Beach” beauty Kristin Cavallari has moved on with country music hitmaker Chase Rice-more than a year after finalizing her divorce from retired football pro Jay Cutler, sources said.  The smitten “Eyes on You” singer, 35, and the former reality star, 34, are said to be enjoying a low-key romance after the pair were introduced by a mutual pal in Nashville more than two months ago.

Ethan’s Nightmare Role Could Spark Oscar Dream-(Globe)

Speaking of bloody things, Ethan Hawke’s upcoming new horror flick “The Black Phone” is apparently so scary, even the trailer gives folks nightmares!  And those in the Hollywood know are already blabbering the Oscar-nominated “Boyhood” star’s bone-chilling, villainous performance may finally land him a coveted golden trophy.  The flick’s heart-stopping tale follows a boy who’s locked up in a basement-stained with the blood of murdered children-where an old, disconnected phone mysteriously rings at night, with calls from dearly departed kids urging him to escape.  So creepy!

Adele’s Living Her Best Life!-(Us Weekly)

When Adele was seen leaving an L.A. restaurant on Aug. 30 with her beau, sports agent Rich Paul, 39, fans couldn’t stop gushing about how fabulous she looked in her plaid miniskirt and high-heel boots.  But an insider says the singer, 33, couldn’t care less about her new appearance.  “She rolls her eyes at comments abut the way she looks now,” the insider says.  “She doesn’t want or need to dress sexy for a man-her weight and body shape will never define her.”  Especially now that she has a guy like Paul in her life.  “Adele loves that he’s very low-key and private,” shares the insider.  “She’s not looking for someone who puts nightclubs before dinner dates.”

Bodyguard Tell All:  Kris Hates Kanye!-(Star)

Celeb bodyguard Mark Behar doesn’t mince words when it comes to his former client, Kris Jenner.  “She’s like a female pimp,” the bodyguard says of the reality-star matriarch.  “She’s making money on her daughters, and that’s just the way it is” adds Behar, who worked for the Kardashian clan between 2009 and 2012.  The 65-year-old was a “tyrant,” he says, who ruled the roost until she met her match when Kim began dating the outspoken Kanye West.  “There was a total power struggle,” says Behar.  “Kanye tried to make sure the management if the Kardashians fell under his reign, and Kris didn’t like that.  They got into battles.”  Things went from bad to worse when the troubled rapper, 44, lashed out at Kris on Twitter in 2020 saying she wasn’t allowed around his kids.  “Kris will neither forgive nor forget the hell Kanye put Kim and the whole family through,” says an insider.  “She may put on a brave front for appearances, but she hates him for what he did.”

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“My crush is and always will be Brad Pitt.  I don’t care, until he’s 80, I will still think he is the hottest thing around.”-Kaley Cuoco, revealing her admiration for the 57-year-old actor.

“I don’t want to leave great sums to the next generation.  I think inheritance is quite distasteful, my philosophy is get rid of it or give it away before you go.”-Daniel Craig, on not dividing his $160 million net worth among his kids.

“Her passion, outside of music, is flowers.”-Blake Shelton, on Gwen Stefani planting ‘a few acres’ of blooms at their Oklahoma home.

Married:  Mark Ronson & Grace Gummer-(People)

In a Sept. 4 Instagram post marking his 46th birthday, the Grammy-winning producer revealed he recently married the 35-year-old Dr. Death actress (and daughter of Meryl Streep).  “I hope I spend every one of these birthdays by your side til my last day,” he wrote.

Winner of the Week-(In Touch)

Tom Cruise

A producer reveals the actor was the “driving force” behind making sure Val Kilmer-who has a voice box following a cancer battle-was part of the new Top Gun movie.



Cows Get Potty-Trained!

Researchers are potty-training cows to go to the bathroom where their feces and urine can be collected and treated, reducing ammonia emissions.  When cattle are allowed to relieve themselves as they graze, their waste can collect in fields and contaminate local waterways. If confined to a barn, urine and feces can mix together and yield ammonia, an indirect greenhouse gas.  Both scenarios are problematic for human and environmental health.  To keep barns more sanitary, waterways clean and greenhouse gas emissions low, researchers have started training cow to urinate and defecate in designated areas.  Scientists described their efforts — a system they named MooLoo training — in a new paper, published Monday in the journal Current Biology.  “It’s usually assumed that cattle are not capable of controlling defecation or urination,” study co-author Jan Langbein said in a press release.
********Maybe we can use those methods on pre-schoolers!!!
*****Aren’t they putting corks in their asses to prevent cow farts from destroying humanity???
*******These cows have better sanitation than most homeless people!!!

Large Snake Slithers Into NY Storm Drain

A large snake caught on camera slithering into a New York storm drain was rescued by a local reptile enthusiast with help from a police officer.  Witness Bridget Avonne Moschetti captured video Sunday when she spotted a large, non-native snake slithering into a storm drain in the Nanuet area of Clarkstown.  The video came to the attention of John Tarrant, who launched an effort to capture the sizable serpent with help from his wife, Elizabeth Selchick Tarrant, and an officer with the Clarkstown Police Department.  Tarrant was able to reach into the drain and extract the snake, which is believed to be a pet that escaped or was abandoned by its owner.  Tarrant said he has several friends who own snakes, and he would find a new home for the reptile. See the video HERE.
*******Is this what they mean by “snake out a drain??”
******By the way, when someone says, “There’s a snake in that drain!!” do you immediately want to put your hand down there???

Angry Bees Swarm After Tree Falls On Home

A Florida sheriff’s deputy, who is also a beekeeper, came to the rescue when a tree fell on a Florida home, causing hundreds of bees to swarm.  The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that a large tree fell on a home in DeLand, causing the hundreds of Italian honey bees living in the tree to swarm around the house.  The sheriff’s office said bees were agitated and stinging anyone who attempted to approach the home.  Deputy David Wiggins, whose family has been involved in beekeeping since World War II, was summoned to the scene to collect the swarm.  The sheriff’s office said Wiggins was stung about 10 times while assessing the situation.  “Adding to the bees’ bad mood was a Volusia County Fire Services fire truck — the diesel fuel fumes it emitted exacerbated their anger so Wiggins asked firefighters to move it,” the post said.  Wiggins donned his beekeeping gear and was able to lure about half of the insects into his hive, while the other half fled to a nearby tree.  See the pics HERE.
*********They’re Italian bees, so they make “garlic honey!!”
*******We invested in a beehive once… then we got stung!!
******Where do thousands of angry bees go?? Anywhere they want!!!!

Bear Caught Lounging On Couch

A Colorado man who put a couch on his back deck for outdoor lounging said the furniture is no longer usable after becoming a nightly hangout spot for a local bear.  Chris Ward, of Steamboat Springs, said he put the couch out in the spring and soon found it was hosting a nightly visitor that was a bit less than gentle with the sofa.  Ward told KDVR-TV he is “pretty sure it’s the same bear, but we have several bears every night.”  Video of the bear’s nightly visits has proven popular on TikTok.  He said the bear has shredded the couch to the point where it is no longer usable for humans, but he will leave it out until the local bears go into hibernation for the winter. He said the couch will then be destined for the dump.  Ward said he has been careful not to leave any garbage or food outside to attract bears, and even brings his hummingbird feeder in every night. He said keeping the yard food-free has not stopped the nightly visits.  Most Colorado bears are active from mid-March until early November.
*********Then they go on vacation to Florida!!!
********There are warning tags that say, “This furniture not for use by bears!!!”
*******We’re waiting to see if they drag the furniture to the cave where they hibernate!!
******Maybe he thought it was a “Bearbnb!!!”






8 Effortless Self-Care Activities That Take Only 5 Minutes To Do



Lighten your mental load.

It may feel overwhelming when there are too many things piled up in your mind.

“Spend five minutes thinking about what you can take off your brain’s plate today, or even this week. Can you postpone thinking about a decision on school plans for a few days? Can you hold off on mentally planning this weekend until tomorrow?” said Neha Chaudhary, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. “The more you can lighten your mental load, the more freedom you will feel to be present in the here and now without extra thoughts weighing you down.”


Try a breathing exercise.

Deep breathing is a simple habit that helps cultivate mindfulness, aka the practice of being present. Mindfulness can help quiet your busy mind, improve your mood and reduce any tension you may be experiencing.

There are many breathing exercises you can do in five minutes or less, such as box breathing (inhaling for four seconds, holding the breath, then exhaling for four seconds) or diaphragmatic breathing (which involves taking a deep breath into your stomach, fully engaging your abdominals).

“If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, take a few deep breaths to calm yourself. It’s something you can do anytime and anywhere, like during a meeting or phone call,” Gold said.


Play your favorite song.

“Hit the play button to hear a song that uplifts your mood and positively energizes you,” said Meaghan Rice, a licensed clinical psychologist at Talkspace.

If there’s more than one song that makes you feel better, create a “self-care” playlist with all your favorite music. Tune into that playlist for five minutes and dance with the melodies. The added movement will release endorphins, which increase happiness.


Start a journal.

Carve out five minutes for self-reflection by recording your thoughts in a journal. This practice will help you relax and increase your awareness.

“Bring your journal to the office or school, and spend some time each day writing down how you’re feeling. There are also many different journaling apps online with prompts and activities to help you reflect,” Gold said.


Read a chapter of a compendium book.

A compendium book is a collection of information pertaining to a specific topic. These books have fairly short chapters that can be read within a few minutes.

“Spend five minutes reading a short story or chapter in a compendium book. Even if it’s short, you’ll feel stimulated and will embrace the joy of learning something new on a topic you love,” said Chandan Khandai, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.


Go for a walk.

Physical activity can do wonders for your mental health. Though you may not have time for a whole workout routine, you can go for a walk in five minutes or less.

“Take a short walk outside or in a hallway to get some mindful movement in your day. It will make you feel at ease and also stimulate your thinking,” Gold said.


Make a “gratitude” list.

If negative thoughts are weighing you down, take some time to focus on what you’re grateful for. This can feel soothing as it promotes happiness and appreciation for what you’ve already got going on.

“In five minutes, create a gratitude list of a couple things you are grateful for. This will instantly improve your mood when you feel deflated,” Rice said.


Practice self-compassion.

Not firing on all cylinders? Don’t be too hard on yourself. Don’t let your inner voice criticize and judge you. Practice self-compassion and be gentle on yourself.

“Take a pause to just check in on yourself and validate how you’re feeling. Even if it’s just for five minutes, engaging in kind self-talk can make a positive difference in your overall well-being,” Gold said.


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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