YIKES: 82 year old Charles Manson, who is currently serving 9 life sentences for murder, was taken to the hospital with a serious illness. Jail officials are not releasing his medical records.
WOW: Murder charges against WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka were dropped yesterday because his mental health will not allow him to stand trial. He has early onset dementia and is accused of killing his girlfriend in 1983.
OUCH: Ronda Rousey has received a 45-day medical suspension because of her loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207
BYE: Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox News for NBC where she will anchor two new shows. One in the afternoon and the other will be a Sunday night prime-time news show. Kelly allegedly turned down a $20 million-a-year contract from Fox.
CONGRATS: 50 year old Janet Jackson has given birth to a healthy baby boy named Eissa Al Manna. It's hebrew and means salvation.
OH BOY: Mariah Carey released a statement saying that Dick Clark would have been horrified at the way his production company botched her NYE performance. Let's leave Dick Clark at rest. I mean, if he were alive...he may not have even invited her on the show.
SECURITY DROPPED THE BALL: Thieves used the Times Square ball drop to steal $6 million worth of jewels and gems from a New York City jeweler. Three masked men broke into a jewelry store at 12:01 a.m. on New Year's while 7,000 cops were protecting Times Square revelers just blocks away. Cops think the burglary may be an inside job.
RETRO FUN: Season 2 of Match Game hosted by Alex Baldwin premieres tonight on ABC. Panelists include: Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines, Ice T, Ellie Kemper, Wayne Brady and Caroline Rhea.
MILLI VANILLI WOULD BE PROUD: Mashable claims the Indiana Pacers trolled Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve performance with a lip sync cam last night. They played several of her songs while fans lip-synced on the Jumbotron
NEVER GONNA GIVE THIS UP: Beer Street Journal claims 80's pop icon Rick Astley is creating his own beer. He's working with a Danish brewery to create a fruity pilsner lager.
Mariah Carey's people believe that Dick Clark Productions is trying to lay the blame on her for the brutal New Year's Eve performance. Her team thinks they "sabotaged" her performance after New Year's Eve fiasco on live TV in order to score big ratings. DCP says that's absurd.
George Michael‘s boyfriend has denied sending tweets saying the late singer had a history of suicide attempts. They were sent out Sunday morning but Fadi says his account was hacked.
J-Lo must have changed her mind about staying home with family for NYE. She canceled a club appearance in Miami to spend time with family but was seen at Drake's Vegas Show Saturday night. They're rumored to be a couple but they're also working on music together so... Ballzer's not buying it.
The Hollywood sign just paid homage to a new California law making recreational marijuana legal. Someone vandalized the sign NYE and now reads HollyWEED. According to TMZ, someone pulled the same stunt on January 1, 1976.
SO SAD: Former NFL player 39 year old Keion Carpenter died yesterday morning after falling into a coma due to a freak accident. Here's what we know: Keion was on vacation with his family in Miami. He and his son were playing around, running to the car when (Carpenter) slipped, fell, hit his head, and slipped into a coma.” He was rushed to the hospital where he stayed in the coma for 24 hours and then died early yesterday morning.
REST IN PEACE PRINCESS: Carrie Fisher's fans fired up their lightsabers one last time to honor one of the galaxy's greatest heroes. They gathered in Downtown Disney Wednesday night, in California and paid tribute to Princess Leia.
GET WELL SOON: Rob Kardashian checked himself into West Hills Medical Center Wednesday night. Apparently, he had been stress eating because of his broken relationship with baby mama Blac Chyna. His weight gain, and related issues, triggered his diabetes issues. He has been treated and released.
CONGRATS: Tennis star Serena Williams got engaged to Alexis Ohanian, a guy who co-founded the news website “Reddit”. Serena posted the news in the form of a poem on the Reddit website, saying 'Alexis popped the question with a surprise trip to Rome...where they apparently first met.” Wait, that doesn't rhyme!
SO SAD: Carrie Fisher passed away on Tuesday and then yesterday, her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds, had a stroke and passed away. While discussing Carrie's funeral yesterday, Debbie said, “I want to be with Carrie.” 15 minutes later she had the stroke.
WHOA: JonBenet Ramsey's brother, Burke, is suing CBS for $750 million for their TV special that insinuated he killed his sister.
GET IT GIRL: UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is ready to crush Amanda Nunes tomorrow night in their match. Ronda said, "I don't care about how much money I make. I don't care about interviews and I don't care how I look. All I care about is winning my belt back.”
CONGRATS: Willow is a big sister! Pink gave birth to a baby boy named Jameson Moon Hart on December 26, 2016.
3RD TIME IS NOT THE CHARM: J-Lo's ex husband, Marc Anthony, has filed for divorce from his third wife. Ironically, they announced their split last month, one day after after J Lo and Marc kissed eachother on the lips at the Latin Grammys.
OOOH: Drake and Jennifer Lopez both posted a pic on Instagram yesterday of them cuddling and Drake is looking directly into the camera. Pretty sure it's just genius marketing for the new music they're creating together...or is it?
R.I.P. Best known for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, actress Carrie Fisher passed away yesterday morning at the age of 60. She suffered cardiac arrest last Friday and they took her to the hospital where she was placed on a ventilator. The family was debating removing her from life support, but yesterday morning her heart stopped and she died.
NOT COOL: Queen Latifah had her $160,000 Mercedes Benz stolen last week. A friend was using her car and they stopped for gas in Atlanta. Someone jumped into the driver's seat of Queen's car and drove off with it! The car was eventually found and there was no damage, but cops are still searching for the suspects.
AWESOME: Taylor Swift pulled off a "Christmas miracle" for a World War ll veteran, 96 year old Cyrus Porter, when she knocked on his door with guitar in hand and serenaded him. Cyrus is a super fan and has traveled hundreds of miles to watch Taylor in concert. He' battling cancer, but he's on a mission to be front and center during Taylor's next tour. Pics on Morning Buzz FB page.
COOL: RR Auction is selling off a pair of matching leather chairs that President Obama sat on during his 2008 election campaign. They have Barack's campaign logo stitched into the material...but wait, there's more...they recline too! #thanksobama
R.I.P. George Michael passed away over the weekend at the age of 53. His partner found him peacefully in bed on Christmas morning. His reps say he died from heart failure. Michael was working on a Showtime movie about his life, due out in March.
CONGRATS: Nick Lachey and wife Vanessa welcomed their third child together on December 24, a baby boy named Phoenix.
DUMB: Sony's official Music Twitter page was hacked over the weekend and they declared Britney Spears dead in a tweet, followed by another tweet remembering her life. Minutes later, OurMine Security tweeted that Sony's account had been compromised and Britney Spears was alive and well!
LOLZ: This Christmas, Kobe Bryant was all about his new baby Bianka and the movie “Home Alone.” Kobe posted, "Home watching a classic and realized this was my face 1 week ago when I realized I didn't have the NBA package LOL #mindblown."
NO WAY: The Kardashians have done the unthinkable. They cancelled their annual Christmas Card. With Kim's robbery, Khloe's finalized divorce, Kanye's breakdown, and Rob and Chyna's drama...they just couldn't find the time to get together for the picture.
SAD: Brad Pitt has fired back against Angelina Jolie, essentially claiming she's a bad parent for putting their family drama on blast for public consumption. Brad asked for an emergency order to seal the case but was shut down, so now he's filed a formal motion to seal the case.
TO THE RESCUE: Nicki Minaj is coming to the rescue of a Miami nightclub by replacing Jennifer Lopez at their New Year's Eve party. Rumor is she's getting significantly less dough. J-Lo was supposed to get 1 million for the gig.
WHAT THE? Bet you didn't think you were gonna see Tiger Woods without a shirt on today, did ya? Well, it's on the internet! He's dressed up as his favorite winter character, "Mac Daddy Santa." Tiger Woods explained, "Xmas tradition that my kids love. Mac Daddy Santa is back!"
OH NO SHE DIDN'T: Bella Thorne and Charlie Puth were not meant to last...mostly because she's allegedly still dating Tyler Posey! Charlie publicly apologized to Tyler and broke it off with Bella, saying, "I'm just removing myself from this." He also tweeted, "I don't know Tyler personally, but I know he shouldn't be treated this way." Bella of course responded, saying, "Ty and I have been broken up for like, two weeks.” Oh, well in that case...
SO SAD: Alan Thicke died of a "ruptured aorta," a massive tear in the body's largest artery, according to his death certificate. Doctors desperately tried to save Alan's life by performing a median sternotomy where they crack open the sternum to open up the area around the heart and lungs so they could operate but obviously it was unsuccessful.
OH JEEZ: A judge in Buenos Aires has dropped the hammer on Justin Bieber, charging him for allegedly ordering a beatdown on a photographer in Argentina, and then stealing his money and gear, back in 2013. Until the case is resolved, Bieber cannot return to Argentina, because he'll be arrested. His lawyers will appeal the charges.
UGH: Blac Chyna claims Adidas approached her about a shoe line deal, but their offer was too low. Sources connected with Adidas say, "This is 1 trillion percent false. She has never been on our radar." Adidas says there has never been a single discussion with Chyna, her lawyer or anyone else about using her.
AWESOME: Heidi Klum and Seal have the co-parenting thing down pat. The exes reunited with their 4 children in Aspen for their annual holiday trip. Seems like Seal and Heidi are totally on the same page now. Except for the whole skiing vs. snowboarding thing.