#DISNEYMONEY Director Tim Burton may have found his Dumbo villain with Tom Hanks and Disney is allegedly courting Will Smith to star in the live-action adaptation of the classic 1941 animated movie.

I DON'T CARE WHAT IT'S ABOUT, IF SHE'S IN IT, I'M THERE: Anna Kendrick is in talks to star in a new Disney movie called Nicole. It's about a female Santa Claus

WHY?  Fox has ordered an updated version of the classic 1980s dating show Love Connection with host Andy Cohen.

TRUE LOVE? The rumor mill is buzzing about Selena Gomez and The Weeknd’s new romance. According to sources, she is happy and doesn’t mind sharing that with the world.

POCKET CHANGE: Drake bought J.Lo a necklace worth $100,000. Drizzy reportedly surprised Jennifer with the gift on New Year’s Eve

ANOTHER ROBBERY? The Kardashians DASH store in Hollywood was robbed this week, with the thief getting away with over $1,000 in merchandise...so what is that, two pairs of pants?

~Ballzer

 

 NOT SURPRISED: Caitlyn Jenner has accepted Donald Trump's invitation to attend his inauguration


IS IT MARCH YET?  Amy Schumer's next stand-up comedy special will air on Netflix on Tuesday, March 17th. It was shot last November in Denver


LET'S HOPE IT'S FUNNY: Felicity Jones will host SNL this Saturday and Aziz Ansari with musical guest Big Sean on January 21st


YOUR VOTE COUNTS! Monopoly is taking votes for new tokens including hashtag, sliced bread, emojis and more. We shared the link on the Z93 Facebook page

ANOTHER WAY DUBAI IS TRYING TOO HARD: Chris Brown and Soulja Boy are going to box in Dubai. They were rumored to be looking at Vegas but had a few problems including mandatory drug test for amateur fights.... so that was obviously a problem!

 

GOTCHA: French police have arrested and are questioning 16 people in connection with the Kim Kardashian robbery that occurred this past October, in Paris. Suspects can be held for 96 hours before they have to be either charged or released.

BRILLIANT: Ed Sheeran was in need of some feedback on his new music. So, when he was at a party with some of the actors from Game Of Thrones...he didn't waste any time. He said, “Hey guys, want to hear some of my new songs?”

FANCY JAMMIES: Under Armour and Tom Brady have developed a new line of high-tech pajamas that allow athletes to recover quicker from competition by reflecting infrared wavelengths back into their bodies. The PJ's cost $100.

CUTE: Pink celebrated her 11-year wedding anniversary to Carey Hart by tweeting the following message: “Yum (11 times). That's one for every year, care bear. I really like you this week.” lol

IT'S ON: Chris Brown is preparing for his charity fight against Soulja Boy. He's on a strict health diet, no drinking, no smoking, and no fun time with the ladies. Mike Tyson is training Chris for the fight and Soulja Boy tweeted: ''What is Mike Tyson gonna teach Chris Brown? How to bite my ear off?” #micdrop #boom

 

SWEET: There will be a series of pre-Super Bowl shows leading up to the big game. Chainsmokers on Thursday, Bruno Mars on Friday, and Taylor Swift on Saturday. They'll perform in a 62,000-square foot, 3-tiered portable night club that holds 9,000 people.

BREAKING: Last night, Ed Sheeran tweeted “Cause I've been away for a bit, here's two singles rather than one. Castle On The Hill & Shape Of You"

R.I.P. Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds were laid to rest yesterday in California. Carrie's French Bulldog greeted guests. Meryl Streep, George Lucas, Taylor Lautner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alex Trebek, Meg Ryan, and more, attended the funeral. In related news; Over 35,000 of Carrie Fisher's fans have started a petition to get Disney to make Princess Leia an official Disney princess.

CLEVER: The Arizona Department of Transportation recently used one of Adele's lyrics to remind people to buckle up. The electronic sign read: “Hello from the other side, buckle up & stay alive.”

WOW! 58 year old Madonna is dating a 25 year-old boy toy who goes by the name Brooklin. He's a part time model. They have been together for a few months and she is moving him to New York. Madonna brought Brooklin on a family vacation she took – skiing on the Swiss Alps. Her kids like him...probably because he's closer to their age!

 

CONGRATS: Dancing with the Stars pros, Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, welcomed their baby boy yesterday. His name is Shai Aleksander Chmerkovskiy. Bless you.

V.I.P. Justin Timberlake sank two half court shots before the Lakers-Grizzlies game on Monday night. He was allowed onto the Staples Center floor because he is a part owner of the Grizzlies.

SHE'S FINE: Mariah Carey has fled to Aspen to get away from the NYE drama. She Instagrammed a picture of herself taking a dip in a hot tub, wearing a gold one-piece, full makeup, and diamonds.

VEGAS, BABY: The Chainsmokers have signed a 3 year residency deal with the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.

YOU GO, GIRL: Caitlyn Jenner is launching a makeup line with MAC Cosmetics featuring 'classic shades' for lips, eyes and cheeks. Product names include Tolerance, Compassion, and Kindness.

OH, SNAP: Amanda Nunes says Ronda Rousey is incredibly overrated and the fight was WAY EASIER than she thought it was gonna be.

SEEMS NORMAL: Kanye West recently spent $20,000 on 12 fold-up motorized scooters. The black scooters top out at 15 mph and can charge a phone or tablet while in use. Well, that just sounds like a really expensive phone charger.

 

 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!