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Born on this day!! Jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins is 92. Singer Gloria Gaynor is 79. Singer Alfa Anderson of Chic is 76. Actor Susan Blakely (“The Towering Inferno,” ″The Concorde: Airport ’79″) is 74. Drummer Dennis Thompson of MC5 is 74. Actor Julie Kavner (“The Simpsons”) is 72. Singer Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders is 71. Keyboardist Benmont Tench of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is 69. Actor Corbin Bernsen is 68. Actor Michael Emerson (“Lost”) is 68. Pianist Michael Feinstein is 66. Songwriter Diane Warren is 66. Singer Margot Chapman (Starland Vocal Band) is 65. Actor W. Earl Brown (“Deadwood”) is 59. Comedian Leslie Jones (“Supermarket Sweep,” ″Saturday Night Live”) is 55. Model Angie Everhart is 53. Actor Diane Farr (“Numb3rs,” “Rescue Me”) is 53. Actor Monique Gabriela Curnen (“The Dark Knight”) is 52. Actor Tom Everett Scott (“Southland,” ″That Thing You Do!”) is 52. Drummer Chad Sexton of 311 is 52. Actor Shannon Elizabeth (“American Pie”) is 49. Actor Oliver Hudson (“Nashville”) is 46. Actor Devon Sawa (“Slackers,” ″Final Destination”) is 44. Actor Benjamin Hollingsworth (“Code Black”) is 38. Actor Alyssa Diaz (“The Rookie”) is 37. Contemporary Christian musician Wes Willis of Rush of Fools is 36. Actor Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld,” ″Thirteen”) is 35. Actor Jonathan Majors (“Lovecraft Country”) is 33. Actor Ian Chen (“Fresh Off the Boat”) is 16.


1822 – Brazil declared its independence from Portugal.
1901 – The Boxer Rebellion in China officially ended with the signing of the Peking Protocol (Peace of Beijing).
1940 – Nazi Germany began its initial blitz on London during World War II.
1979 – The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) made its debut on cable TV.
1986 – Desmond Tutu became the first black to lead the Anglican Church in southern Africa.

Today Is: Google Commemoration (Founded)   Day, Grandma Moses Day, Grateful Patient Day, International Day of Clean Air For Blue Skies, National Attention Deficit Disorder Awareness Day, “Neither Snow nor Rain” Day, Salami Day

Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)

CBS – 8:00 –  Big Brother  /  9:00 – The Challenge USA  /  10:00 – SWAT
NBC – 8:00  – America’s Got Talent  /  9:00 – Chicago Fire  /  10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 –  Abbott Elementary  /  8:30 – Abbott Elementary  /  9:00 – Abbott Elementary  /  9:30 –  Abbott Elementary  /  10:00 – Press Your Luck
FOX – 8:00 – MasterChef
CW – 8:00 –  DC’s Stargirl  /  9:00 – Wellington Paranormal

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Kimmel: Brie Larson, Josh Duhamel, Macklemore
Jimmy Fallon: Susan Sarandon, Julio Torres, FLETCHER
Stephen Colbert: Gayle King, Tony Dokoupil, Nate Burleson, Betty Gilpin
Seth Meyers: Danny DeVito, Tegan & Sara, Raghav Mehrotra
James Corden: Pete Buttigieg, Simone Biles, Jessie Baylin
Watch What Happens Live: Kyle Richards, Jenny McCarthy
The View: Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton
The Talk: Joel Kim Booster (R 6/28/22)
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Susan Sarandon, Jesse Palmer
Ellen DeGeneres: Oprah Winfrey, Mila Kunis (R 5/24/22)
Kelly Clarkson: Ken Jeong, Jake Johnson, Natasha Leggero, Josh Brolin, Nikki Glaser, Greg Kinnear, Gordon Ramsay
Drew Barrymore: Isaiah Garza (R 2/18/22)

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

QUESTION: Is she DESPERATE to make you like her?? Meghan Markle reaches back for the old “I was an ugly duckling” story to generate some sympathy!!!!!!!!!


QUESTION: Have you ever been dumped for someone you KNOW? These people have, and the stories are weird!! One guy got dumped for his own BROTHER!!!!


QUESTION: Could this be the FLORIDA MAN OF THE YEAR?? A startled driver snaps a photo of an SUV with a DEAD ALLIGATOR tied to the back bumper!!!!!
It is currently alligator hunting season in Florida.

QUESTION: Are you a WHEEL OF FORTUNE fan?? They’ve done a makeover for their 40th anniversary, and the die-hard fans think the high tech set looks CHEAP!!

QUESTION: How much did they THINK it costs?? The Internet is aghast at this family’s outing to Universal Studios Orlando, which cost over $1,100.00!!!!!!!!!!!
The family detailed their expenditures for the day.The video was posted by British marketing expert Miranda Pearce, who is seen above with her husband and two young sons.

Ozzy Performing At NFL Opener

Ozzy Osboune has been booked to perform a halftime show for tomorrow’s Los Angeles Rams game against the Buffalo Bills at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.  “Ready to rock for Thursday Night Football,” the NFL team’s Twitter feed said Monday.  The post included a photo of Osbourne and the date of the game.  This will be the 73-year-old musician’s first U.S. performance in more than two years.  NBC and Peacock will air the mini-concert.  Osbourne’s Twitter feed reminded readers that his next album, Patient No. 9, will be released on Friday.  See the tweet HERE.
*******We’re shocked he’s willing to appear… since he says L.A. is “crazy” and “dangerous!!!”
******But then… so is he!!!
*******Just like the athletes on the field, he’s in peak condition!!!!
******He got the idea for “Iron Man” while he was drinking Rust-oleum one night!!!

Britney Back On The Charts

Britney Spears’ duet with Elton John, “Hold Me Closer,” debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 on Tuesday.  It is Spears’ 14th top 10 song and her first in nearly a decade.  They released “Hold Me Closer” — a reimagining of the Rocket Man’s classics “Tiny Dancer” and “The One” — on Aug. 26.  The dance track quickly shot to No. 1 on iTunes in over 40 countries and earned praise from critics as well as Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart.  “No one should be surprised that her first foray [since her conservatorship ended] is a smash success,” the former federal prosecutor told Page Six at the time, adding that he was “so very proud” of his client.  John, meanwhile, shared his hope that the song’s instant success would restore his collaborator’s “confidence in herself to get back into the studio, make more records and realize that she is bloody good.”
*******We hope she still remembers making it!!! It’s been a few weeks now!!
*****The only shart she should worry about is her hospital chart!!!
*****She celebrated by posting a diatribe against her son on social media and declaring herself an “atheist!!” Her PR firm is jumping out of windows right now!!

Kim K Praises Pete Davidson

Kim Kardashian spoke highly of her now-ex-boyfriend Pete Davidson in a new Interview magazine profile.  “He’s a cutie,” she in her “Kim Kardashian Bares All” cover story.  “He’s literally such a good person; they don’t really make them like him anymore. I’m excited for what he has coming up.”  However the interview took place prior to the couple calling it quits.  On Aug. 5, sources told Page Six that Kardashian and Davidson, 28, had “a lot of love and respect for each other” but found that “long distance and their demanding schedules made it really difficult to maintain a relationship.”  They decided at the time to just be “good friends” after nine months of dating. Prior to the breakup, Kardashian regularly shared kind words about him.  In March, the reality star “liked” a tweet that praised Davidson for being “respectful” amid the comic’s feud with her ex-husband Kanye West.  The tweet from filmmaker James Gunn, who worked with Davidson on the 2016 movie “Suicide Squad,” read, “For the record, Pete Davidson is one of the nicest, sweetest guys I know. A truly generous, tender & funny spirit, he treats everyone around him with respect.”  Kardashian also reiterated those sentiments in an episode of her family’s Hulu series, “The Kardashians.”  She told a group including Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi and Scott Disick during a small gathering that Davidson is “truly the sweetest, nicest human being on the planet.”
*******When she talks about “what he has coming up,” what is she referring to???
*******And he’s smart, too… he got away from the Kardashians before they could destroy him!!!

ARod Is Single Again

Alex Rodriguez has split with Kathryne “Kat” Padgett.  An insider says the two are still friendly, saying, “They’re good friends – they’re just each single. They broke up, but they’re super tight. It’s all good.”  A source says that since the split, “Alex is having fun and hanging out with his family.”  He was seen at a University of Miami football game on Saturday with one of his daughters.  A-Rod also hinted he is now solo when he posted a picture of a meal in front of a TV on Instagram Stories over the weekend with the caption, “Dinner for one… Yankees game.”  Padgett has been “noticeably absent” from A-Rod’s engagements of late, with one source saying, ”They parted ways, but remain great friends. He’s concentrating on his family and his businesses.”  They were first seen together back in January at a Green Bay Packers football game, and were spotted soon after together watching the Minnesota Timberwolves, the NBA team that A-Rod co-owns.
*****Is A Rod ever NOT single????

MJ’s Ex Makes Wild Claims About His Drug Habit

Michael Jackson’s family members are “bewildered” by Debbie Rowe’s claim that she stood by as a doctor unethically prescribed him painkillers.  Rowe, who was married to Jackson from 1996 to 1999, appears in the new documentary “TMZ Investigates: Who Really Killed Michael Jackson,” detailing how she once worked for famed Hollywood dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein, who gave Michael Demerol — an addictive and powerful opioid.  “I was basically as bad as [Klein],” Rowe shockingly states in the doc. “I regret that. I will regret it. And I am so sorry that I participated in it.”  The source, who describes themselves as a “Jackson family friend,” says Katherine is particularly aggrieved.  “She is very upset,” they declared. “She and her aides cannot understand why Debbie has decided after all these years to break her silence on that part of her life.”  The insider added: “The feeling always was that Debbie was there to help Michael as his nurse. Now her comments have made some of them look at her in a different way.”
*********So…. she married him and had children that were obviously fathered with someone else’s DNA.. and THEY’RE shocked???
*******There’s a whole lot of “feel good” doctors in Beverly HIlls!!
******They’ve got the kind of drugs that make even Joe Biden sound coherent!!!

Did Adele Get Secretly Married?

Adele has sent fans into a frenzy after sparking theories she has married sports agent Rich Paul. Her fans spotted a clue during the mega-star’s Emmy win celebration.  She picked up an array of awards at the Creative Arts Emmys 2022 for her One Night Only special concert on CBS. After the ceremony, she took to her social media to celebrate the win, including posing with one of Emmy awards in a make-up free selfie.  The third photo in the post showed the Emmy resting on some books atop a coffee table in the Los Angeles home she shares with Paul.  Adele captioned the post: “Bloody hell I’m pleased as punch! Thank you @mrbenwinston for dropping this round to me this afternoon!! “Trust me to officially have an EGO Thank you so much @televisionacad , I’m so so honored to receive this. Big up to everyone involved. @griffithobservatory thank you for letting me sing up on your mountain and big love to all the other nominees x”  But it was one feature on the coffee table that caught people’s eye.  It was a rectangle box with a blue lid and the title “The Paul’s” emblazoned across the top.  The clear box seemed to feature some customized tiles with photos on them, with fans speculating they were tiles for a game such as Rummikub, Mahjong or Dominoes.  Others said it was a personalized wedding memento, despite the use of the possessive apostrophe to indicate the box belonged to the Paul family.  “The Paul’s is you married?!” asked one fan.  Another explained what all the fuss was about: “Her boyfriend’s name is Rich Paul. ‘The Paul’s’ may suggest they’re already married. At the very least, the perception of marital union.”  A third added: “I can’t tell if I am more excited about it or upset at the bad punctuation.”
**********Because of COVID, the award was dropped off by DoorDash!!
********She’ll remember this award for as long as she can!!!


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“I don’t miss it.  It’s hot.  It just sticks to my neck…..It drives me nuts.  I instantly remembered how much my hair got on my nerves back in the day.”-Blake Shelton, on rocking a mullet wig for his “No Body” music video.

“I’ve been in Streep’s presence three times.  One time I was working at the Public [Theater], and she was doing something else at the Public……..I just lurked.  I was weird.  I was a creeper.”-Sterling K. Brown, on encountering Meryl Streep.

“It will involve Kellerman’s.  There will be music.  Unless there’s a lot of CGI, Baby’s going to be a little older.”-Jennifer Grey, teasing the Dirty Dancing sequel.



Another Tomato Sauce Highway

Authorities in Northern California said a truck crash on a Sacramento-area highway covered the roadway in tomatoes for the second time last week.  The Cosumnes Fire Department said the crash Friday morning on southbound Interstate 5 in Elk Grove resulted in the vehicle’s load of tomatoes being spilled across the roadway.  No injuries were reported from the incident.  The fire department said the California Highway Patrol and Caltrans were leading clean-up efforts.  The incident comes after a truck crash Monday morning on Interstate 80, near Vacaville, spilled about 50,000 pounds of tomatoes onto the freeway.  See the video HERE.
*******Is Putin trying to sabotage our TOMATO industry now???
*******If you’re gonna spill tomatoes, do it on Pizza Crust Lane!!!
******The CHP rushed to scene with a truckload of Ranch Dressing, but it was too late!!

Three-Legged Alligator Mystery

A three-legged alligator in Florida has gained some viral fame after appearing in a TikTok video.  The gator was spotted by Amanda Leigh Demuth, a longtime Cape Coral resident, as she was on her way to the entertainment destination Topgolf Fort Myers, Demuth told Fox News.  She said she began filming the large reptile as she arrived to the venue. She later posted the video onto TikTok.  In the 25-second clip, Demuth asks the gator if it would like to “whack some golf balls.” Then, her tone sounds like it changes once she realizes the gator is missing a front leg.  “That’s really sad,” Demuth can be heard saying in the footage. “That’s actually heartbreaking. Now I feel bad for taking a video of you.”  Demuth said her original goal was to make a “funny” and “goofy” video and she initially posted the clip onto her Snapchat account.  “After [getting] a ton of responses on there I was like, ‘Hey, let’s throw it up on TikTok,,” she explained.
*********Awww…. go pet that nice gator!! They like being petted!!
*****Somewhere, there’s a happy gator.. with five legs!!
*****Back in the day, the “three-legged gator” was a dance craze!!!

Florida Woman Dances During DUI Stop

Despite efforts to put on a show, a Florida woman was arrested after apparently dancing during a field sobriety test following a car crash.  The incident, caught on a Pinellas County deputy’s body cam video —which was recently released — happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. in April.  An arrest report says 38-year-old Amy Harrington of Madeira Beach broke into “ballet” and “Irish folk dance moves” during the walk and turn and one leg stand portions of a field sobriety test.    She was pulled over by deputies for allegedly rear-ending a vehicle on Gulf Boulevard, and showed “multiple signs of impairment” once deputies made contact with her.  Harrington reportedly had slurred speech, glassy eyes and was unsteady on her feet. The deputy smelled alcohol on Harrington, who refused to provide a breath test.  The body camera video shows a deputy giving Harrington instructions to walk along a yellow line.  When asked if she understood the directions, Harrington said “yes” but also that she thought they were “ridiculous.”  See the video HERE.
*********Do NOT do Irish dances!! It just proves you’re a drunk!! Try Lithuanian folk dances instead!!



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The Rudest Things You Can Do At The Beach



Encroaching On Others’ Space

“Find a spot that is at least three paces from other’s belongings,” suggested Jodi R.R. Smith, president of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting. “The idea here is to give others a bit of personal space. The spacing should allow for beachgoers to walk between your towel and the other towel without kicking up sand on either.”

If it’s too crowded and you have to be a little bit closer to others, be extra careful as you walk by to avoid kicking up sand or otherwise disrupting their beach time.  “Don’t assume other people want to talk,” said Diane Gottsman, an etiquette expert, author of “Modern Etiquette for a Better Life” and founder of The Protocol School of Texas. “Watch their body language and if they engage, feel free to continue. If they put their ear buds in, it’s a sign they want to be left alone.”


Blocking Views

Be mindful of the people behind you as you set up your area as well.

“Many beachgoers like to bring all the comforts of home,” Smith said. “This is fine so long as it does not prohibit others from enjoying the sights. Your umbrella or tent should not inhibit other people’s ability to view the water.”


Ignoring Smoking Etiquette

Continue to be mindful of the people around you if you decide to smoke at the beach as well. That includes paying attention to where you smoke and what you do when you’re finished.

“If you are at a beach that still allows smoking and you want to light up, you will need to head way down the beach,” Smith said. “Do be sure to dispose of your butts appropriately. It can be quite dangerous for birds, dogs and children to ingest cigarette butts they have found ‘buried’ in the sand.”


Not Respecting The Local Wildlife

Of course, every beach is different, but as a general rule, it’s best to avoid feeding birds and other animals along the shore, as this can impact the local ecosystem. Take care not to disrupt them in other ways as well.

“Beaches allow us to connect with nature ― fish, snails and other living things,” Smith said. “While it is fun to pretend that starfish is your pet, it needs to be returned to the water before you go home.”


Shaking Sand On People

“It’s rude to shake your towel or sandy clothing near others or toward the direction of the wind,” said etiquette expert Juliet Mitchell, also known as Ms. J. “Sand in your mouth, in your eyes and on your body doesn’t sit well with others.”

Smith echoed this rule ― recommending a “gather, then shake” approach to the conclusion of your beach day.

“Walk away from the people before shaking any of your blankets and towels that have collected sand,” she said. “The windier it is, the further you need to go. This does make packing up a two-step process, but waving sand in people’s eyes is not a good way to end a great day.”


Playing Games By Others

“For any games, find a clear area away from other people,” Leighton advised. “Frisbees going overhead can make some people nervous.”

In the interest of respecting people’s space, establish some distance between your activities and other beachgoers ― both to avoid balls and other items whizzing by and for sand purposes.

“Set up your volleyball net away from other people,” Gottsman urged. “Same goes for playing games in the sand that involve kicking up sand.”


Making Noise

Another reason to set up your game far from others, cutting down on disruptive noise. Many people go to the beach for peace and relaxation.  “Things like music and loud cellphone conversations easily travel beyond the boundaries of your blanket and affect other people, so be mindful of what’s escaping your bubble,” Leighton said.  Pay attention to the volume and content of your conversations with your group as well.

“Watch your language, especially around children,” Mitchell advised. “Be respectful, be considerate and be civil. No profanity and no fighting.”


Leaving A Mess

There’s no excuse for leaving your beach area in a worse state than you found it. Littering is not just rude (and illegal), it’s dangerous.

“Please do not litter, especially purposely, and clean up your area before you leave,” Mitchell urged.


Not Following The Rules

Both public and private beaches have listed rules and guidelines, and it’s important to heed them.  “Follow the signs that act as warnings for your safety and the safety of others,” Gottsman said.  Familiarize yourself with different flags and what they mean. Don’t venture beyond the permitted limits.

“Boundaries are set for a reason,” Mitchell said. “Stay within the ‘swim boundaries’ or other boundaries that could cause harm to yourself or others.”  And don’t just adhere to the explicitly written rules.

“All etiquette is local and it’s important to learn and follow the local customs,” Leighton said. “Every beach has its own.”


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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