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Born on this day!! Ventriloquist Willie Tyler (with Lester) is 81. Actor Alan Feinstein is 80. Singer Sal Valentino of The Beau Brummels is 79. Bassist Will Lee of the CBS Orchestra (“Late Show with David Letterman”) is 69. Actor Heather Thomas (“The Fall Guy”) is 64. Singer Aimee Mann is 61. Bassist David Steele of Fine Young Cannibals is 61. Actor Thomas Kretschmann (“The Pianist”) is 59. Singer Marc Gordon of Levert is 57. Gospel singer Darlene Zschech is 56. Singer Neko Case is 51. Actor David Arquette is 50. Actor Martin Freeman (“Black Panther,” ″The Hobbit”) is 50. TV personality Kennedy is 49. Drummer Richard Hughes of Keane is 46. Actor Larenz Tate is 46. Actor Nathan Corddry (“Mom,”) is 44. Singer Pink is 42. Singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson is 41. Actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas (“Home Improvement”) is 40. Rapper Wiz Khalifa is 34. Actor Gaten Matarazzo (“Stranger Things”) is 19.


1900 – A hurricane struck Galveston, Texas, killing about 8,000 people.
1935 – Louisiana Senator Huey P. Long, “The Kingfish,” was shot and mortally wounded by Dr. Carl Austin Weiss, Jr.
1951 – The San Francisco Peace Treaty was signed, formally ending World War II hostilities with Japan.
1952 – Ernest Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea was published.
1966 – Star Trek premiered on television.
1974 – President Gerald Ford gave former President Nixon a full pardon for all federal crimes he may have committed while he was in office.
1998 – Mark McGwire’s 62nd home run broke Roger Maris’s record of 61 homers set in 1961.

Today Is: Iguana Awareness Day, International Literacy Day, National Ampersand Day, Pardon Day, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day, Virgin Mary Day, World Orienteering Day, World Physical Therapy 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 PD
– 8:00 –  Press Your Luck  /  9:00 – Women Of 9/11
FOX – 8:00 – Masterchef
CW – 8:00 –  Riverdale  /  9:00 – In The Dark

TV Talk Shows

Jimmy Fallon: Pete Davidson, Meredith Hagner, Baby Keem
Stephen Colbert: Chris Wallace, Holland Taylor
Seth Meyers: Selena Gomez, Glenn Howerton, Walker Hayes
Watch What Happens Live: Eileen Davidson, Camille Grammer-Meyer
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Regina Hall, Blue Man Group
Ellen DeGeneres: Favorite Moments From Season 18, featuring Tracee Ellis Ross, Diane Keaton, Michelle Buteau, Lily Tomlin, Allison Janney
Wendy Williams: Vivica A. Fox (R 2/10/21)
The Real: S. Epatha Merkerson (R 1/6/21)
Kelly Clarkson: Kym Whitley, Elizabeth Olsen, Mario López, Eiza González, Serena Williams, Blake Shelton
Tamron Hall: Tameka Foster-Raymond
Drew Barrymore: Best Of Week: Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, José Andrés

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

QUESTION: Do you SLEEP IN THE NUDE??? This Tik Tok doctor says “DON’T DO IT!!!” and he explains why!!!!! (We just hope you’re not eating breakfast!!!!!!!!!)


QUESTION: Does your astrological sign determine what kind of DOG YOU SHOULD HAVE?? The zodiac says “yes,” and THIS is the guide to your perfect breed!!!!


QUESTION: Is Britney Spears “FREE AT LAST???” Her dad Jamie files to end the 13-year conservatorship!!! He helped her get rich again… but will she be able to keep it??


QUESTION: Do you think that Joe Rogan is a WHACK JOB for taking Ivermectin when he got the COVID?? On his new podcast, he says the DOCTOR gave it to him!!!!


QUESTION: What does Meghan Markle REALLY think of the Queen? Her best friend in Canada brags that she has a full set of dishes that look like THIS!!!!!!
Items for sale from the store include a plate which features a snap of the Queen, 95, and the Duke of Edinburgh with their eyes blacked out and the words 'Hail Satan'

Janet Jackson Documentary Coming Out

Janet Jackson looks back on her life and career in the new teaser trailer for her upcoming Lifetime and A&E documentary special titled Janet.  She uploaded the teaser to her Instagram account on Monday. The clip contains archival concert footage and home movies featuring her late brother Michael Jackson and late father Joe JacksonMariah Carey, Paula Abdul and Missy Elliott appear in the trailer and discuss Janet Jackson’s impact.  “This is my story told by me, not through someone else’s eyes. This is the truth. Take it or leave it. Love it or hate it. This is me,” Janet Jackson says.  Janet will air on Lifetime and A&E over two nights in January. The documentary is timed with the 40th anniversary of her self-titled debut album.  See the teaser HERE.
******So… she WASN’T Michael????
*****Wait. 1981 was 40 YEARS AGO???
*****Let’s say your boomer parents were born in 1951. 40 years before THAT was 1911!!! Yikes!!!
*******We love Janet, but honestly: What Have You Done for Me Lately???

Monica Says Bill Clinton Needs To Apologize

Monica Lewinsky got candid about her feelings toward Bill Clinton ahead of the premiere of “Impeachment: American Crime Story.”   She found herself at the heart of an impeachment scandal and public ridicule in 1998 after a friend, Linda Tripp, released details of their affair to the public. Now, the story is coming to life by way of FX’s “American Crime Story” on which Lewinsky is both the subject and a producer.  Speaking on the “Today” show Tuesday ahead of the series premiere, she explained that she’s nervous for the public to see some of her “cringeworthy,” worst judgment calls brought to life.  “I’ve really worn two hats in this project, as a producer, I’m very proud of the project. But as a subject, I’m nervous,” she told the host. “I’m nervous for people to see some of the worst moments of my life and a lot of behavior that I regret. If you remember your 20s, not that long ago, it’s pretty cringeworthy.”  She noted that “he should want to apologize” in the same way that anyone who hurts another person through their words or actions should want to make amends.   Lewinsky concluded her thoughts on the scandal by noting that she believes, if the same scandal happened today in the age of social media, cancel culture and in a post-MeToo-awareness society, things would be different.
*****Why should HE apologize??? She’s the one who flashed her butt crack!!
*******She should be proud that she helped invent the “Human Humidor!!!”
*****If you’re waiting for Bill Clinton to feel shame, don’t hold your breath!! You’ll be as blue as the “blue dress!!”

Big Bang Star Divorcing Again

Kaley Cuoco is slowly deleting her life of estranged husband Karl Cook’s presence, deleting his name from her Instagram bio following their breakup announcement.  The “Big Bang Theory” alum’s bio previously described her as “Mrs. @mrtancook.” It also read, “Many 4-legged kids. I play pretend. Adopt don’t shop — giddy up! Yes, Norman Productions. ‘What, like it’s hard?’”  As of Monday morning, however, her bio simply read, “Yes, Norman” after the production company she founded in 2017.  They confirmed their split Friday, the same day she filed for divorce.  “Despite a deep love and respect for one another, we have realized that our current paths have taken us in opposite directions,” they said in a joint statement to Page Six, adding that they plan “to keep this aspect of our personal life private.”  “There is no anger or animosity, quite the contrary,” the statement continued.  Cuoco was previously married to former tennis player Ryan Sweeting from 2013 to 2016.
********We should change the term from “marriage” to “conditional arrangement!!”
*****We always wonder: if they have such “deep love and respect,” why are they getting DIVORCED??? “We love each other so much.. we can’t live together!!!”
*******Maybe he wasn’t such a BIG BANG???

Kanye Homeware??

Kanye West might be heading for homeware.  Following the release of his highly anticipated and long-delayed album “Donda,” he seems to have his sights set on a new endeavor: an eponymous line of home goods.  Legal documents show that his company Mascotte Holdings Inc. filed to trademark the name “Kanye West” for a myriad of home décor products.  The application, filed on Aug. 27, covers a variety of items including blankets, shower curtains, pillowcases, towels and textile wall hangings.  Perhaps West is taking a page out of his estranged wife Kim Kardashian’s book.  She filed to trademark the phrase “KKW Home” for a similar range of products in 2020, although she’s yet to cash in on categories outside of fragrances, beauty products and shapewear.  He is no stranger to the business world himself, having profited off his highly popular Yeezy designs for over a decade.
*******He also has shapewear!! He calls it the “Yeasty Girdle!!!” Oh, wait.. that’s “Yeezy!!!”
*********Don’t you want your home to look like Kanye decorated it???
*****As part of his “American Rapper” collection, he’s featuring bulletproof shower curtains!!

Tiger King Zookeeper Dies

Tiger King zookeeper Erik Cowie has died aged 53.  He rocketed to fame on the Netflix show Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness alongside Joe Exotic.  It was reported the Netflix star was found “lying down face down” in bed on Friday in New York City.  This was far from where he lived and worked for many years in Oklahoma.  A law enforcement source told TMZ: “There’s nothing suspicious about the death at this point, and no drugs were found on the scene, though a toxicology test will likely still be performed.” The star worked as an animal caretaker who was responsible for looking after big cats at the zoo.  Cowie continued to work at the zoo after Exotic was jailed for attempting to hire someone to kill rival Carole Baskin.  At the time, the zookeeper testified against Exotic saying he had ordered some of the zoo animals to be shot which led to a conviction.
********That’s odd… he looked so healthy!!
******Was there a meat grinder in the room???
Tiger King star Erik Cowie is dead at 52: The zookeepers was found in a bed in New York


Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Damon Done With H’Wood!-(National Enquirer)

Talk about downsizing!  Matt Damon has fled Hollywood-and chopped $3.1 million off the asking price of his California crib after it sat for 216 days without an offer.  The “Downsizing” star, 50, is now asking $17.9 million for the Pacific Palisades estate that was listed at $21 million in January.  Matt, wife Luciana Barroso and their four children now live in a 6,000-square-foot penthouse in Brooklyn Heights that set him back $16.75 million.

Britney Bitten In Bizarre Dogfight-(Globe)

Staff took pets fearing abuse.  Embattled Britney Spears has her two dogs back on the leash after a concerned housekeeper swiped the pooches-for fear they were at death’s door, spies dish.  An insider close to the perturbed pop star says the staffer “took away Britney’s dogs over fears they were being neglected” and had a vet check them for dangerous levels of dehydration, along with digestive issues resulting from a deadly diet of table scraps!

Ant & Renee:  Taking It Pubic-(Us Weekly)

On Aug. 22, the usually private Ant Anstead, 42, and Renee Zellweger, 52, made their relationship Instagram official.  According to a source, they both feel comfortable with the move.  “[Ant] has never been one to post too much about his personal life,” a source says.  “But he’s happy that now he can show Renee off and that they can attend work-related events together.”  The Oscar winner feels the same way.  Adds the source, “They Oscar winner feels the same way.  Adds the source, “They each feel like they’ve finally met their soulmates.”

Cameron Diaz:  Why I Had To Quit Acting-(Star)

Stepping away from acting allowed Cameron Diaz to actually live her life.  While starring in such hits as The Other Woman was “fun to do,” the 49-year-old said in a recent interview, she complained “when you’re the person who’s delivering this one thing….everything around you, all parts of you that isn’t that, has to be handed off to other people.”  Since 2014, Cam’s been busy creating a life, she said, that’s “manageable by me.”  And how:  The former model wed rocker Benji Madden, 42, in 2015 and welcomed daughter Raddix in 2019.  Now focused on family, the blonde beauty says she feels “whole” for the first time.  “This is the most fulfilling thing that I’ve ever done in my life,” she gushed.  “Have a family and be married and have our little nucleus of a family.  It’s just completely the best thing.”

Say What?!-(Life & Style)

“My 4-week-old is already half my size.”-Shawn Johnson, on rapidly growing son Jett James.

“Her favorite place to be is in the yoga room when I’m meditating.  She’s completely calm.  She gets it.”-Salma Hayek, on her pet southern white-faced owl, Kering.

“I remember that Matthew McConaughey said that he did not use deodorant and that he didn’t have an odor.  So my first thought was, I’m going to get as close as I can to him to see if he’s right.  He does not have an odor…..He smells like granola and good living.”-Yvette Nicole Brown, on her co-star in 2008’s Tropic Thunder.

Mariska Hargitay & Peter Hermann:  Happy Anniversary!-(People)

The Law & Order:  Special Victims Unit star, 57, and the Younger actor, 54, celebrated 17 years of marriage on Aug. 28.  Hargitay-who has three kids with Hermann-marked the milestone with an Instagram selfie, simply captioned “17.”

Realist of the Week-(In Touch)

Kelly Clarkson

“I am on the station that is played in grocery stores and dentist offices.”
-on her music being family friendly.



Voices Told Man To Buy Winning Lottery Ticket

A Maryland man said he was about to leave a store when a voice inside his head told him to buy the scratch-off lottery ticket that earned him a $100,000 prize.  Nolan Steele told Maryland Lottery officials he was preparing to leave the High’s store in Carroll County after talking to a friend when a voice inside his head told him not to leave before purchasing a scratch-off ticket.  “I don’t know where it came from,” Steele said of the voice, “but I am sure glad I listened to it.”  The player selected a $10 Willy Wonka Golden Ticket scratch off from the store’s lottery vending machine and scratched the ticket off. He said he used the scanner to check if it was a winner, and the message told him to visit lottery headquarters.  “I knew something good was happening,” he said. “Usually, you only see that when you have hit something big!”
*********The voice then said, “Now kill the cashier!!!!”
******Can he send that voice over to OUR head???
******He was obviously picking up our show on one of his fillings!!

Man Grows Banana Tree In Pothole

Fed up with a pesky pothole located in the middle of a street, a Florida man decided to make a statement about road conditions by filling the cement hole with a banana tree.  Bryan Raymond of Fort Myers, Florida, planted the banana tree on Thursday night after growing frustrated with constantly filling the pothole with cement. Raymond, who owns a business on the same street where the pothole was located, told WBBH-TV that his security cameras have watched the hole repeatedly cause damage to cars.  “If we have to maintain it and make sure nobody gets hurt, we are going to put something obvious there to make sure nobody gets in the hole,” Raymond told the news outlet.  Raymond said that since the roadway is located on a private street, business owners are responsible for its maintenance, rather than the county. And since the pothole was deep enough to fit the tree, Raymond told the news outlet that it seemed like the perfect statement.  “I love it, I think it’s hilarious. We should have more of these,” Scott Shein told WBBH. “I think it is sending a message.”
*******”Hey, your banana is in my pothole!!!” You hear that every day in Florida!!
******”We’re not gonna falls for the banana in the pothole trick!!!”
******In New York, people have disappeared into potholes!!!

Fanged Fish Pulled From Lake

A man reeled in an unusual fanged fish from a Massachusetts lake that was identified by experts as an invasive species that isn’t native to North America.  Mike Powell of Canton said he was fishing in the Canton Reservoir when he reeled in a nearly 6-pound fish with a mouth full of sharp fangs.  “Let’s be honest, I’m out here chasing big bass. To catch that when I’m not looking for it, I mean I was wearing one of these things that tells you your heart rate, thing was going through the roof,” Powell told WCVB-TV.  Wildlife experts identified the 30-inch fish as a northern snakehead, an Asian species considered invasive in North America.  “There are very few species you can confuse with snakeheads,” Todd Richards from MassWildlife said.  He said the fish was likely an illegal pet that was released into the reservoir when it became too big for its tank.
*********Fangs a lot!!!!
******What’s for dinner?? Snakefish again???
*******Where does a 3-foot snakefish with fangs swim??? Anywhere he wants!!!

Man Fakes Tesla Crash

A man in Slidell, Louisiana, was arrested after he allegedly lied to police about getting hit by a car in a gas station parking lot on Sept. 3, according to the Slidell Police Department.   At about 4 p.m., officers were dispatched to a gas station after a man called 911 to report he was allegedly hit by a car in a “busy gas station parking lot.”   When officers arrived, they met with 47-year-old Arthur Bates Jr., who claimed a Tesla had backed into him, causing him to fall to the pavement.   Bates further alleged that the driver of the Tesla had fled the scene.   Bates complained about injuries he sustained to his back, leg and neck, prompting the responding officers to call for an ambulance and fire truck, according to the department.   Later that Friday, officers were able to locate the owner of the Tesla and spoke with the driver about the purported hit-and-run.   Officers reviewed the footage and said they found that Bates was lying.  In the video, which was published to the department’s Facebook on Sept. 6, a man believed to be Bates, wearing orange shorts and a black T-shirt is seen standing behind the Tesla.  The car reversed backward only slightly and stopped, after which the man is seen scooting closer to the vehicle.  Police said Bates later admitted to fabricating the entire incident and was arrested for filing a false police report.  See the video HERE.
*********This guy should move to Florida!!! Scams like that work better down there!!
*******Teslas ARE dangerous!!! You can’t hear ’em coming!!!
******Remember… when trying a scam… NO CHECKABLE FACTS!!!






7 Lunch Foods That Can Improve Your Kid’s Focus At School

Huffington Post


  1. Oranges

If your kid enjoys fruit, an orange makes an ideal school snack or lunch ingredient. “Oranges are a fantastic source of vitamin C, which is not only an antioxidant, but has also been shown to improve focus, concentration and memory,” explained Matt Scarfo, a certified trainer who specializes in fitness nutrition. “In fact, in just one regular sized orange, you can get nearly an entire day’s worth of your recommended vitamin C intake, which makes them a good option for a simple, easy snack to toss in a lunchbox that’s power-packed with nutrients.” Vitamin C also supports a healthy immune system, which is more important than ever as kids head back to school these days.

“Focusing and concentrating is a challenge on its own when kids are healthy; it’s even more difficult if they’re dealing with the symptoms of a cold or flu, and especially tough if they have to work extra hard to catch up after missing days,” Scarfo noted. “Getting the proper micronutrients from a healthy, whole-food snack such as an orange is a great way to prevent that risk.”

As an alternative, you could consider sending your child with a container of orange juice, as long as it’s 100% orange juice with no added sugar. “Including 100% OJ as a beverage provides kids with key nutrients like vitamin C,” said Lauren Manaker, a registered dietitian and cookbook author. “Plus, data shows that kids who drink 100% OJ tend to have higher physical activity levels versus non-OJ drinkers.”


  1. Canned Salmon

With its emphasis on plant-based foods and omega-3 fatty acids, the Mediterranean diet is a huge hit among adults seeking a healthier lifestyle. Luckily, many of the same principles of the Mediterranean diet also apply to school lunches that can boost academic focus.

Specifically, dietitian Monica Auslander Moreno said that canned salmon “would offer benefits related to cognition and brain development, which could then confer benefits onto school performance.” She suggests spreading it on sprouted bread with diced celery, onions and mustard.

“Salmon is one of the fish with the highest concentration of omega-3 fatty acids ― and canned salmon is a great lower-mercury alternative to canned tuna,” Moreno added. “Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for growing brains. The addition of onions and celery would offer prebiotic fibers to nourish the gut microbiome probiotic and potentially support the immune system, and a smear of mustard may fight inflammation from its contained turmeric. The sprouted bread is a great choice as far as nourishing fiber and B vitamins and less added sugar than traditional grocery store bread.”


  1. Roast Beef

An ideal school lunch includes a balanced array of items from different food groups, including healthy carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables and protein. Protein can be accessed through many different foods, but nutritionist Brenna Thompson especially recommends roast beef for school kids.

“There are two minerals that kids need for good focus: iron and zinc. Many kids are deficient in these. A great source of both is beef. Send kids with a roast beef sandwich or pita pocket to give them a good balance of protein and carbohydrates,” Thompson said.


  1. Walnuts and fresh blueberries

As an easy and tasty alternative to store-bought trail mixes (which often appear in school lunches), pediatric nutritionist Aubrey Phelps recommends a blend of walnuts and fresh blueberries.

“This makes for a great snack or lunch addition,” she said. “The healthy omega fats in the walnuts are great for brain health, and the fat and protein keep kiddos feeling full and prevent a blood sugar spike and crash that can lead to headaches and challenges with focusing. The blueberries are full of antioxidants, which help the body run smoothly, so kids can stay focused. Plus, they add some natural sweetness.”


  1. A black bean and veggie burrito

Packed with protein and vitamins, a burrito stuffed with black beans and roasted vegetables makes a smart and satisfying replacement for a meat-based lunchtime sandwich.

“One important factor in keeping your child focused at school is packing a lunch that provides them with sustainable energy throughout the day,” said culinary dietitian Nicole Stefanow. “One great lunch option is a black bean and roasted vegetable burrito made with brown rice. According to a 2016 study, vegetable proteins such as beans and peas can be even more satiating than animal protein. Because they have both protein and fiber, beans give your meal staying power.”


  1. ‘Dips and sticks’

“From a mid-elementary school age, my kids have always packed their own lunches, because taking ownership of your nutrition is empowering and reinforces its importance,” said registered dietitian Stacey Krawczyk. When it comes to “greatest hits” from her kids’ lunches, Krawcyzk emphasizes a snack that’s both nutritious and interactive: “Bean dips, guacamole, nut butters and more are great for providing dietary fiber, healthy fats and protein, and ‘sticks’ are a great nutrient-rich pairing, whether made of veggies (carrots, celery, jicama, peppers, etc.), grains (pretzels, whole grain crackers, pita chips, etc.) or even fruits (apples, pears, etc.). The more colorful, the better!”


  1. Almond butter and berry sandwiches

Instead of the classic PB&J, nutrition specialist and author Dr. Gena E. Kadar likes the equally delicious but nutritionally superior “AB&B.”

“Upgrade old-school peanut butter and jelly to almond butter and berries! Use almond butter on a seeded whole-grain bread with mashed blueberries or thinly sliced strawberries instead of sugary jam,” Kadar said.

“Almonds are rich in essential nutrients and fats that support brain health,” Kadar said. “The berries provide polyphenols, which have been shown to support memory retention. Seeds also support brain health, as they are rich in iron, zinc and vitamin E. Also, the fiber in whole-grain bread helps to regulate blood glucose, the preferred energy source for brain cells.”


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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