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Born on this day!! Actor George Maharis (“Route 66”) is 93. Comedian-actor Lily Tomlin is 82. Actor Don Stroud is 78. Singer Archie Bell of Archie Bell and the Drells is 77. Singer Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees is 75. Drummer Greg Errico of Sly and the Family Stone is 73. Talk show host Dr. Phil is 71. Singer Gloria Estefan is 64. Jazz saxophonist Boney James is 60. Singer-guitarist Grant Lee Phillips (“Gilmore Girls”) is 58. Country singer-songwriter Charlie Robison is 57. DJ Spigg Nice of Lost Boyz is 51. Actor Ricardo Antonio Chavira (“Desperate Housewives”) is 50. Actor Maury Sterling (“Homeland”) is 50. Actor Scott Speedman (“Felicity”) is 46. Singer Angaleena Presley of Pistol Annies is 45. Actor Boyd Holbrook (“Narcos”) is 40. Actor Zoe Lister-Jones (“Life in Pieces,” ″New Girl”) is 39. Guitarist Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy is 37. Actor Aisling Loftus (“Mr. Selfridge”) is 31.


1807 – Former U.S. vice president Aaron Burr was found innocent of treason.
1923 – A devastating earthquake struck the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Yokohama. Nearly 150,000 people were killed and more than two million left homeless.
1939 – World War II began when Nazi Germany invaded Poland.
1969 – A coup in Libya toppled the monarchy of King Idris and brought Muammar al-Qaddafi to power.
1983 – A Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 was shot down by a Soviet jet fighter, killing all 269 people aboard.
1985 – A joint U. S.-French expedition located the wreck of the Titanic 560 miles off the coast of Newfoundland.
2004 – Chechen terrorists took about 1,200 schoolchildren and others hostage in Beslan, Russia. Commandos stormed the school on Sept. 3.

Today Is: Acne Positivity Day, Building and Code Staff Appreciation Day, Calendar Adjustment Day, Chicken Boy’s Day, Emma M. Nutt Day, International Day of Awareness for the Dolphins of Taiji, International Toy Testing Day, National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day, Random Acts of Kindness Day or Be Kind Day, World Letter Writing Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Big Brother /  9:00 – House Calls With Dr. Phil  /  10:00 – 48 Hours
NBC – 8:00  – America’s Got Talent  /  9:00 – Family Game Fight  /  10:00 – Chicago Fire
– 8:00 –  Press Your Luck  /  9:00 – $100,000 Pyramid  /  10:00 – Superstar
FOX – 8:00 – Masterchef
CW – 8:00 –  Riverdale  /  9:00 – In The Dark

TV Talk Shows

Stephen Colbert: Dr. Jon LaPook, Fumi Abe (R 8/16/21)
Seth Meyers: Ethan Hawke, Jodie Comer (R 8/12/21)
James Corden: Clive Owen, James Arthur
The View: Audra McDonald (R 7/29/21)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Bill Clinton, James Patterson, Julianna Margulies, Patric Richardson
Ellen DeGeneres: Best Moments From Season 18, featuring Machine Gun Kelly, Mickey Guyton, Paula Abdul, Maluma, Justin Bieber
Wendy Williams: Kyla Pratt (R 3/18/21)
The Real: Andra Day (R 4/21/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Emily Blunt, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Matt Iseman (R 5/24/21)
Tamron Hall: André Leon Talley (R 5/3/21)
Drew Barrymore: Kyra Sedgwick, Sawyer Spielberg (R 4/14/21)

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

QUESTION: What was the SCARIEST part of covering hurricane IDA in Louisiana?? For this reporter, it was the SCREAMING REDNECK who ran up LIVE on-air!!


QUESTION: Where is JAMES BOND when we NEED HIM?? He’s on the way!!! Final trailer drops for “No Time to Die,” and the studio SWEARS it’s coming October 8th!!


QUESTION: Why do women love men who MUMBLE.. while men go for ladies with PRECISE PRONOUNCIATION?? A new study gives the reasons!!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: WHO doesn’t love OPRAH?? That would be ROSE MCGOWAN, who calls her a “lizard” and a “complete phony!!!!!” Oh, no you didn’t!!!!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Was your son killed in Afghanistan?? Are you upset?? Don’t complain on Instagram… or they will CANCEL YOUR ACCOUNT!!! This is America??????
Instagram account of mother of Marine killed in ISIS bomb attack SUSPENDED after she

The Rock Reacts To Look-A-Like

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reacted to the recent viral TikTok comparing him to a Morgan County, Ala., sheriff’s lieutenant named Eric Fields.   He took to Twitter on Monday and was his typically charming and humble self. “Oh s–t! Wow,” he wrote. “Guy on the left is way cooler,” he said in reference to Fields.   “Stay safe brother and thank you for your service,” the action star added. “One day we’ll drink @Teremana and I need to hear all your ‘Rock stories’ because I KNOW you got ‘em [face with tears of joy, smiling face with horns, fisted hand and tumbler glass emojis] #ericfields.”  Meanwhile, Fields shared in an interview with Fox affiliate WBRC, “It’s always been a running joke of people saying I resemble the Rock or… Vin Diesel and I just go with it.”  His wife got a kick out of the flattering comparison, too.  “She loves it,” Fields said with a relaxed posture and ear-to-ear grin, just like him.
Warning: The "Jumanji" star's original tweet, seen below, contains some mild strong language.
*******That’s nothing… people always mistake us for Pee Wee Herman!!
*******This guy’s dating profile is called “Ride the Rock!!!”
********We smell a new career as a stunt double!!!! Yes, that’s what The Rock is cooking!!!

Ellen Buys Beverly Hills Home

Ellen DeGeneres dropped $8.5 million on a Beverly Hills mid-century modern home on Friday, The Post has learned.  She owns about $70 million in homes — paid for with about $70 million in profits made as she and her wife, Portia de Rossi, bought and sold $450 million in homes over the last 17 years, The Post exclusively tallied this Spring.  Ellen’s new mid-century modern property in the Hidden Valley Estates spans 4,614 square feet with five bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms, records show.  The house was built in 1961 by famed architect Robert Skinner and has been completely restored by architect John Bertram with designer Sarah Shetter, according to
*****She may be rich, but is she happy??? Yeah, probably!!!
*******Our house was designed by our uncle, restored by our dad and decorated by Good Will!!!
********All of Ellen’s houses have privacy hedges so you can’t see her beating the employees!!!

Mike Richards Fired From “Jeopardy!”

Mike Richards was fired as the executive producer of “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune“, effective immediately.  In a note to Sony staffers on Tuesday, Suzanne Prete, EVP, Business and Strategy, “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy!” said:  “I’m writing to let you know that Mike will no longer be serving as EP of Wheel and Jeopardy! effective immediately.  We had hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host position at Jeopardy! it would have minimized the disruption and internal difficulties we have all experienced these last few weeks. That clearly has not happened.  Michael Davies from Embassy Row has agreed to help with production on an interim basis until further notice. Michael and I will work together with all of you in the weeks ahead to ensure that production remains on schedule and we do not miss a beat as we head into the new season.  I know this has been a challenging time for the entire team, and I want to thank you all for your cooperation and professionalism over these last few weeks. As Ravi mentioned last week, I will be more involved in the day-to-day on our shows moving forward and I am looking forward to working closely with all of you.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything.”
*******We’ll take “How I F-ed Up My Career” for $2000!!!!
*******He was cool until he stepped out as the public face of the show!!
******It IS kinda shocking how all his past problems weren’t noticed until the offendinistas went after him!!
*****Three words for management: Better background checks!!!

Royal Staffers Take Back Bullying Claims

The two Buckingham Palace staffers who accused Meghan Markle of bullying reportedly rescinded their claims.  Royal reporters Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand claimed in the epilogue of their newly updated biography “Finding Freedom” that “upon discovery” of a formal complaint by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s former communications secretary Jason Knauf, “two of the individuals mentioned in the email asked for any allegations made to HR about their experiences with Meghan to be rescinded” (via “Entertainment Tonight”).  Knauf originally reported Markle’s alleged bullying in October 2018 “in an effort to protect staffers,” according to a Times report published in March — just days before Harry and Markle’s bombshell tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey.  “I am very concerned that the Duchess was able to bully two PAs out of the household in the past year. The treatment of X was totally unacceptable,” read the HR complaint, which redacted the employees’ names.
********Sounds like someone got paid!!!
*****They also got a nice note from Meghan: “I know where you live!!!”
********Now if Prince Charles can explain his racist comments, we’ll be all set!!!
******They asked them to sign a statement: “Either your name is on this paper, or your brains are on this paper!!!”

Old Michael Jordan Boxers For Sale

A pair of NBA legend Michael Jordan’s undies are going up for sale by Leland’s auctioneers.  An auction insider says that the shorts were “regularly” worn by Jordan and show signs of “heavy use.”   What exactly does that mean? You’re going to have to find out yourself. Their number is (732) 290-8000.  The blurb also says that this item is “about as close to greatness as one can get,” which seems fair enough but only if what you mean by “greatness” is MJ’s sweaty Chicago Bulls.  The reserve price is $500.  The shorts are part of a sale of Jordan’s belongings that ended up in the hands of his one-time bodyguard, John Michael Wozniak (who was memorably seen beating Jordan in a game of coin-toss in the Bulls doc, “The Last Dance”). Other items in the sale include coats, suits, ties and golf clubs that once belonged to him.
********Let’s just say that the Bulls weren’t the only ones who were “on a streak!!”
*******Tip: don’t wear them on your head!!!!


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Working For Sofia Is Serious Business-(National Enquirer)

TV’s highest paid actress, Sofia Vergara, is also co-founder of one of America’s largest Hispanic-owned companies, Latin World Entertainment-and she’s looking to hire a new Chief of Staff with a with a starting salary of $300,000!  “Don’t be fooled by Sofia’s ditzy public act,” a source says. “Behind the scenes she’s serious about her future and she’s building an A-list team to make her company one of the most successful in the world!”

Lea Snub Ain’t Funny-(Globe)

Don’t rain on Beanie’s parade!  Social media maniacs went bats**t bonkers after learning Beanie Feldstein, and not Lea Michele, would headline the first Broadway revival of “Funny Girl,” the musical that launched Barbra Streisand into superstardom back in 1964!  “How did Lea Michele NOT get this?” groans one of many flabbergasted fans.  Well, Jonah Hill’s 28-year-old lil sis has been prepping for this role all her life.  “The first time I played Fanny Brice was at my third birthday party, in a head-to-toe leopard print outfit my mom made for me,” boasts Beanie.  “So, it’s safe to say that stepping into this iconic role, on Broadway and not in my family’s backyard, is truly my lifelong dream come true.”  Meanwhile, Lea, who played a Streisand-obessed character on “Glee,” will have to build other “Memories.”

Scarlett & Colin:  New Baby Bliss-(Us  Weekly)

He’s here!  On Aug. 18, Saturday Night Live star Colin Jost, 39, confirmed that he and wife Scarlett Johansson had quietly welcomed a son named Cosmo-and an insider says that they’re overjoyed with their new addition.  “Scarlett is putting her work drama aside and focusing on staying healthy and happy for the baby,” the insider says of the Black Widow actress, 36, who has been feuding with Disney over back pay.  “And Colin is so supportive.  They’re a wonderful couple.”

Movie Heroes Don’t Always Wear Capes-(Star)

Tom Cruise-

In March 2021, an aerial camera operator shared yet another life-saving story about the star.  During filming of 1988’s Cocktail, Bill Bennet said he spotted actress Elisabeth Shue heading toward his helicopter’s tail-end, a “no-go” zone because the rotor spins so fast it’s barely visible.  “It will kill you instantly,” said Bennet of the blades.  Quickly seeing the danger, trained pilot Tom tackled a confused Elisabeth.  “You could see the momentary anger on her face,” recalled Bennet, adding that Tom pointed at the rotor, now just feet away: “At that point, she turned white.”

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“My ideal first date is probably the arcade.  I need to know that this person is fun, because I’m really fun and I want to have fun.  And don’t let me beat you, I like a challenge.”-Saweetie, adding that she’d preferably wear “some sneakers, pants and a T-shirt” for the occasion.

“I have about a five-minute attention span for doing my own hair and makeup.  Lipstick is the best.  Like, you have style, but it takes five seconds.”-Natalie Portman, on her “quite minimal” beauty aesthetic.

“His kids came to set…..I just remember them running and hugging him.  I was watching them, and I was, like, his life off-camera is a movie.  I swear I watched it in slow motion.”-Camille Kostek, on Free Guy co-star Ryan Reynolds’ family bliss with Blake Lively.


Country singer Granger Smith, 41, and his wife, Amber, 39, welcomed their fourth child, son Maverick Beckham, on Aug. 20.  His first name, containing the letters R-I-V, is a tribute to older brother River, 3, who died in a drowning accident at the family’s Texas home in 2019.  The couple also share son Lincoln, 7, and daughter London, 9.

Winner of the Week-(In Touch)

The Weeknd

-The singer’s “Blinding Lights” breaks the record for the most weeks ever (88!) on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.



Facebook Post Leads To Lottery Win

An Australian woman who won a $3.5 million lottery jackpot said she only checked her ticket after seeing a Facebook post about the unclaimed prize.  The Bargo, New South Wales, woman told The Lott officials that she bought a ticket for the Set for Life drawing from Bargo Newsagency, but she didn’t check the results after the drawing until she was tipped off by social media.  “I had absolutely no idea. I had seen on the Bargo Community Facebook Page that someone had won division one in Set for Life, but they couldn’t find the winner,” the woman recalled.  “Everyone was going absolutely wild, and so I thought I’d better head down to the news agency to check my tickets too,” she said. “I scanned my ticket and next thing I know they’re telling me I scored division one in Set for Life.”  The woman scored the drawing’s $3.5 million top prize.  “I don’t really remember what happened next. My mind went blank from the shock. My legs went all jiggly; I had to hold myself up,” she said.
*******If Jeff Bezos won $3.5 million, they’d have to call it “Set for Lunch!!!”
******Obviously, one of the keys to winning the lottery is to not check your tickets!!!
*******Since it’s Australia, she’ll take some of that money and get “down under” some Chippendale’s dancers!!

100 Year Olds To Get 100 Bottles Of Wine

A Swiss canton is rewarding its long-lived residents by offering 100 bottles of wine to those who reach age 100.  Fribourg state bailiff Claude Freiburghaus said preparations are currently underway to present a resident named Marie-Antoinette with a bouquet of flowers and an offer for 100 bottles of wine when she turns 100 on Nov. 5.  Freiburghaus said the canton first came up with the scheme in 2000 and formerly offered a free armchair as a substitute for the wine, but the chair was discontinued in 2015 due to a lack of interest from local centenarians.  He said the current program offers a charitable donation or a voucher for use at a local merchant or craftsman to residents who decline the wine offer, but most 100-year-olds opt for the alcoholic beverage.
*******Who needs a chair?? Let’s drink!!!
******These people are so old, their blood type has been discontinued!!
******When you’re 100, the hardest thing about drinking wine is getting the cork out!!

Flying Cows!

Cows with injuries or pregnancies preventing them from making their annual trip through the Swiss Alps received some help in the form of helicopter rides.  Farmers in the Urnerboden area said the 1,000-strong herd is due to descend the Klaunespass mountain pass in their annual Bovine Parade, but some cows were too injured or pregnant to make the trip.  About 10 cows unable to take the long walk were lifted from the mountains via helicopter.  Farmers said the cows did not seem fazed by their helicopter rides once back on the ground.  See the video HERE.
*********Hey… we thought we were gonna get flying CARS!!!
******How was the view?? “Udderly amazing!!!”
*****One cow was so excited, she milked herself!!!

Florida Woman Sabotages Computer On The Way Out

A Florida woman deleted thousands of company records and wrote profanities in her employer’s computer system after she was fired from her position as head of human resources.  Medghyne Calonge was found guilty of one count of intentionally causing damage to a protected computer, one count of accessing a protected computer and recklessly causing damage, prosecutors said.  Calonge worked in St. Petersburg, Florida, for a Manhattan-based company, which was not named. She was fired for failing to meet the minimum requirements for the job she was hired for. In one instance, she downgraded an employee’s access to a computer system after an argument.  After she was fired, but before she was escorted from the building, two employees saw her repeatedly hit the delete key on her computer.  Calonge later logged into the computer system and for two days “rampaged” the system, deleting 17,000 job applications and resumes, and leaving profane messages written in the system.  Prosecutors said the company spent two years and $100,000 creating the computer system Calonge wiped. The company spent another $100,000 investigating and rebuilding it. The company never fully recovered the data.
********We knew it!! The HR person is always the craziest one in the building!!!
TOPIC: When did YOU quit in a radical way?????







4 Parts Of Your Body You Shouldn’t Forget To Exercise

Huffington Post


Your Brain

We tend to think of our minds as separate from the rest of our physical health but they serve a vital function, and the brain benefits from training just as much as anything else.

Brain function is known to decline over time, but there are ways to reduce the risk of this happening, explained Rana Mafee, a neurologist in Westchester, Illinois. Though genetics do play a part in cognitive function, Mafee said it’s “environmental factors such as diet, sleep habits or chronic stress that slowly grind away at your brain, making you less sharp over the years.”

The good news is ― much like the way consistent physical exercise can improve our longevity ― exercising the brain on a regular basis can enhance cognition and have lifelong benefits. The idea is to use exercise to strengthen the longevity of neuroplasticity, which, in short, is the brain’s ability to adapt and master new skills, as well as store memories and information.

“A lack of mental exercise will gradually reduce the efficacy of the brain’s neurotransmitters, making it harder to concentrate, make and keep lasting memories or even perform everyday tasks,” Mafee said.

Adults should focus on keeping their brains active. We can do this in a variety of new ways, from learning a new language to navigating a new city. The key is to challenge our minds. We can also try picking up another hobby, like learning to play the piano or a new sport. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to help with this as well.

“In addition to healing and repairing cognitive decline, regular brain exercise can improve mental sharpness, improve your mood and your overall quality of life,” Mafee said.


Your Lungs

Keeping our lungs in good health should be a priority since they transport oxygen from the air we breathe into the blood, according to Alberto L. Rozo, a pulmonary medicine specialist at Northwell Health in New York City.

Exercise is needed for the lungs to function at peak performance and since “lung function declines gradually every year starting at age 35,” Rozo said, it’s important to incorporate habits that help increase our lung capacity.

This includes daily aerobic workouts and doing breath work like diaphragmatic breathing. Lie down on your back, placing one hand on your stomach over your belly button and one on your chest. Inhale through your nose for two seconds, feeling the air go into your abdomen and your stomach pushing out. Then breathe out for two seconds through pursed lips, allowing your stomach to deflate. Repeat several times.


Your Wrists

“It is important to exercise the muscles that control wrist function in order to optimize strength and joint stability,” said Joseph A Gil, an orthopedic surgeon in Rhode Island.

Paying attention to the wrists is especially important for anyone who does sports or exercises on a regular basis. A dedicated warmup that stretches the wrists and forearms could help prevent overuse or injury by “preparing the muscles and tendons to overcome the cumulative stress” that exercise might put on them, Gil said.

Stretching the forearm muscles with “wrist extension and flexion” is one of Gil’s favored techniques for warming up the wrists before working out.

Do this by lying your forearm flat on a table, allowing your hand and wrist to dangle off the edge. Bend your wrist down slowly, then bring it back up. Repeat several times, then move on to the other side. You can also do this with a small, light weight.

He noted that you might want to consult with a trainer to work on wrist range of motion before weightlifting, which “places high stresses on the tendons and ligaments around the wrist,” or yoga, “which requires extreme wrist position that predispose participants to ligament injuries.”


Your Toes

The five bones located just behind the toes, called the metatarsals, bear a great deal of our body weight and need special attention to remain in proper working order. According to Bruce Pinker, a foot and ankle surgeon in New York, there is somewhat of a “springlike quality to the metatarsal region, which helps to create the arch of the foot.” That flexibility requires maintenance to ward off injury and exhaustion.

Pinker said that by neglecting regular foot stretching, “you risk the chance of your feet tightening up or contracting, which can lead to pain.” And since many people experience some level of stiffness in their feet when they first wake up, Pinker also feels “it is important to stretch or exercise the tops of the feet upon awakening.”

To do this, take a page out of a dancer’s playbook: Kelby Brown, a dance and fitness coach in New York City, suggested trying point and flex foot progressions to strengthen and create flexibility in your toes and ankles. Start by sitting with your back against a wall and extend your arms at your side, “with the tip of the middle finger lightly pressed into the ground,” he said.

Then, brace your core and tightly hold your legs together. Point your toes from this point and count to four. Then flex your feet and count to four. Do this a few times. While in the stretched position, your feet should “resemble a cashew or banana,” Brown said.

According to Melissa Wood-Tepperberg, a certified yoga and Pilates instructor, you can also multitask and maximize foot flexibility with a standing quad stretch. Though this move is primarily designed to stretch the front of the legs, “you can bring the attention to your foot by using your palm to pull toes in to stretch the top of your foot,” she said.

“Shift all of your weight onto your standing foot and grab the opposite foot with the coinciding hand,” she explained. Holding a table or stable surface can help with your balance. Then, put your palm on your ankle. Flex your foot, then point your toes. After pointing and releasing the toes about 10-20 times, repeat on the other side.


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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