SO SAD: Lead singer of Linkin Park, 41 year old Chester Bennington, was found dead at his home yesterday morning. Authorities are investigating his death as a suicide. He leaves behind 6 children; 6 year old twin girls, and 4 sons ages 11, 15, 19, and 21.
WOW: OJ Simpson was granted parole yesterday after serving nearly nine years in prison for robbery. He will be out in October. OJ Simpson made $600,000 during his 8+ years in prison. The money came from various pensions.
NOT A SURPRISE: Ryan Seacrest has been confirmed as the host ABC's American Idol reboot.
FASHION: Sarah Jessica Parker will launch another shoe collection in October on Amazon Fashion. She will be selling pumps, heels and boots.
SHH: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his wife Tasha are the proud parents of a new baby boy. Their son was born last month, but they kept it a secret.
OOOH: A bag containing traces of moon dust sold yesterday for $1.8 million. Astronaut Neil Armstrong used the bag during a 1969 mission to the moon.
SHARK! Michael Phelps is looking forward to racing a shark on Sunday night. He will be wearing a monofin during the race. The custom-made set of flippers allow him to mimic the shark's tail fin, allowing him to swim faster.
Our friends at Coulee Bank have been so generous to share their suite full of tickets for the SOLD OUT Bruno Mars show at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Saturday, August 5th! We've been inviting you to Bruno Mars Bus Stops for the past few weeks thanks to Shenanigans, Moxie's, Great River Orthodontics, and Grizzly's! Plus, you've been stopping in to Coulee Bank locations to sign up and taking selfies with Bruno Mars for more chances to win! This morning we announced 2 more winners, but then Mark and Mike from Coulee Bank pulled a fast one on us and announced they have a final pair of tickets for you to win!
Here's how to win the FINAL PAIR of suite tickets including transportation:
- Sign up at Coulee Bank in La Crosse or Onalaska - daily for even more chances to win
- Sign up online daily for even more chances to win - REGISTER HERE
- You have through Thrusday, July 27th to register
- Mark and Mike from Coulee Bank will join the Z93 Morning Buzz on Friday, July 28th at 7:30A to announce our LAST CHANCE BRUNO MARS ticket winner! It could be YOU!
Congratulations to Aundrea Peterson, our Grand Prize winner of 4 Suite Tickets and Transportation!
Congratulations to Samantha Warden, our Bruno Mars Selfie Contest Winner of 2 Suite Tickets and Transportation!
SAD: John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He is reviewing his treatment options.
YES! Season 8 of The Walking Dead will premiere on October 22nd.
GOOD ADD: Forest Whitaker is joining the cast of Fox's ''Empire''. He'll play a music icon named Uncle Eddie, who gave Lucious his first radio airplay.
LOL: Lorde recently got stuck on a New York City subway train for 4 hours. She said, "All I could think about was that I had a little oatmeal in my bag and I was like, ‘If anyone finds out, this is going to be like, prized commodity.'
ENDORSEMENT: Monica Lewinsky is praising Jay-Z for addressing his infidelity on his new album "4:44". She says; “He chose a path of candor that will move the conversation forward and help others.”
SICKY: Jennifer Lawrence was at a Broadway theater on Monday to see Olivia Wilde's Broadway show ''1984'' and she bolted from her seat and vomitted in the lobby. The ushers were very helpful.
FAKE: Madame Tussaud's new wax figure of Beyonce looks nothing like her. The statue has blonde hair and extremely light skin tones. One fan Instagrammed ....”Theory: Beyoncé wax figure makers have never seen Beyoncé.”
ALL THE FEELS: Ryan Reynolds FaceTimed Marvel superfan, 5 year old Daniel Downing, who has an inoperable brain tumor and earlier this month doctors gave him only months to live. They video chatted for about 15 minutes and it was a dream come true for Daniel! Check out the video on the Z93 FB page! But warning...the waterworks might turn on.
SWEET: Justin Bieber recently visited kids at the Children's Hospital of Orange County, California. He took pictures and said prayers with fans.
FAKER: A South Florida man has been detained for posing as Adele's manager. He requested sneakers from NBA stars and told the ballers that he was going to auction off the sneakers for charity.
SECRETS: Mindy Kaling of the Mindy Project is pregant with her first child, but she refuses to reveal who her baby's father is.
WOW: Rumi Carter will always have bragging rights over her little brother because we now know that she was born first. Both twins were born on June 13th. Rumi arrived at 5:13 a.m., but Sir Carter also made it into the world before the clock struck another minute. So technically they have the same birth time and date.
AMAZING: Simon Cowell recently paid for a 15 year-old girl's back surgery. Julia Carlile competed on Britain's Got Talent before disclosing she has scoliosis and may have trouble dancing in the future.
BABIES ON BOARD: Jessica Alba is expecting her third child. She already has two daughters, ages 5 and 9 and Topher Grace and his wife Ashley are expecting their first child together.
INTERESTING: Alec Baldwin will play Jack Nicholson's character Colonel Nathan Jessup in NBC's upcoming live production of ''A Few Good Men''.
DISNEY LIVE: Michael Keaton, Colin Farrell and Danny DeVito will star in Disney's live-action reboot of Dumbo.
ED SIMPSON: Ed Sheeran will guest star on The Simpsons this fall. Ed will get caught in a love triangle with Lisa and Nelson & the episode will parody Ryan Gosling's movie ''La La Land.'' Check out the pic on the Morning Buzz FB page!
UGH: Starz Network is developing a series based on Mariah Carey's life. Mariah will executive produce the series and it will chronicle the rise of a 16 year-old biracial singer.
FAIR: The family of Jerome Barson, the 78 year-old man who was killed in a fatal car accident with Venus Williams, wants their attorneys to subpoena her phone records. The attorneys want to make sure that Venus was not texting or talking at the time of the crash.
YIKES: Former Spice Girl, Mel B has been ordered to pay her estranged husband $40,000 a month in spousal support for food, housing and his phone bills.
WISH GRANTED: Will Smith has been cast as the Genie in the live-action reboot of ''Aladdin''.
REST: Adele is still on vocal rest and was spotted using her own sign language at her son's school.
SORRY: The Beverly Hills police recently cited Justin Bieber for driving while using a smartphone. He was cooperative and apologized. Do you think he sang to the cop...”Is it too late now to say sorry? “
WEEK OF JULY 17, 2017
Madalyn will be a fourth grader at Emerson this fall. She has danced since she was two years old. Madalyn currently dances at the Y and La Crosse Dance Center, in the areas of Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Tap. Madalyn is also part of the Youth Kinetic Company at La Crosse Dance Center and will be dancing in her second Nutcracker performance this year, in the role of Soldier. Madalyn is also a Junior in Girl Scouts and is involved in the summer school drama production of Cinderella, playing the role of Fairy Godmother. This summer Madalyn is starting to play Cello and is taking Voice lessons for the first time. She is an amazing student and is in an advanced math group at her school.
NOM NOMS: Shaquille O'Neal is planning to purchase 100 Krispy Kreme donut shops. He currently owns one in Atlanta.
LOL: Fight fans have been chanting "Pay Your Taxes" during Floyd Mayweather press conferences because he owes millions of $$ to the IRS.
OUCH: Bradley Cooper's singing in 'A Star is Born' may need to be dubbed and touched up. Once source says, “There’s no way they can let his real voice stay in the movie. That’s how bad he is.”
BIG TIPPER: Several weeks ago New Kids on the Block star Donnie Wahlberg left a $500 tip at Waffle House in Maryland. Well, earlier this week he left a $2,000 tip at a Charlotte, North Carolina Waffle House & also gave out backstage passes and free concert tickets.
LOL: Serena Williams tried to deposit her very first $1 million check in a bank drive-thru. The bank teller said, 'I think you need to come in for this.' Full interview on the Morning Buzz FB page.
SAD: Walking Dead stuntman John Bernecker is in serious condition after falling 20 feet onto a concrete floor. He was airlifted to a hospital in Atlanta.
WOW: Jennifer Lopez is being considered for the Super Bowl 2018 half time show. The NFL and Pepsi have allegedly wanted Jennifer many times, but she was unable to do it because of her TV show and her Vegas commitment. And if this happens, everyone's secretly praying for another wardrobe malfunction...
SORRY: Shia LaBeouf has apologized for his outburst at the Savannah, Georgia police after being arrested several nights ago for disorderly conduct.
Shia's statement reads, "I have been struggling with addiction publicly for too long and I am actively taking steps toward securing my sobriety and hope I can be forgiven for my mistakes.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER? ''Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus'' is being developed into a movie.
BLING BLING: The Weeknd has been looking at engagement rings for Selena Gomez.
WHOA: Lady Gaga's boyfriend Christian Carino has allegedly asked her father for her hand in marriage.
WOW: Rihanna and her new boyfriend Hassan are working on a prenup already. They are both extremely wealthy and agree that what they bring into the marriage, financially speaking, is what they'll leave with if it ends.
HONOR: The city of Manchester, England plans to make Ariana Grande an honorary citizen for her efforts of bringing comfort to thousands and raising millions' after the attack on her concert on May 22nd.
#MERICA: Kid Rock has confirmed that he plans to run for Senate in Michigan. He has a website, t-shirts, and everything! Check out kidrockforsenate.com cause it's happening! #merica
MOVIE: Quentin Tarantino is developing a new movie about the Manson murders. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence have been approached so far.
WOW: Clint Eastwood has a new movie called ''The 15:17 to Paris” about the 2015 train attack involving 3 U.S. Armed Forces members. The actual soldiers; Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone will, star as themselves, because Clint was unhappy with the actors who auditioned.
DUNZO: NBC has canceled ''The Biggest Loser.''
MONEY: The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight on Saturday, August 26th will cost $89.95 on pay-per-view plus $10 more for high definition.
CREEPY: ''Michael Jackson's Halloween'' animated special has been picked up by CBS. It's about two millennials and a dog who venture into a creepy hotel, and it will feature the King of Pop's music and voiceovers by Brad Garrett, Lucy Liu and Jim Parsons.
CHOP CHOP: Harry Styles chopped off his hair for his role in the new movie 'Dunkirk'. Harry said quote, “I assumed when auditioning for a movie based on World War II, I’d probably have to have a trim. It was a little breezy behind the ears, which was nice.''
GAMER: The Weeknd requests that a 100-inch TV be in his dressing room before his concerts so he can relax and play 'Mario Kart' before his set.