R.I.P. 39 year old actor Nelsan Ellis, known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's "True Blood", has died after complications from heart failure. So far no word on the underlying problem that triggered the heart failure. He leaves behind a young son.
OUCH: Jeremy Renner recently fractured both of his arms while filming a stunt for "Avengers: Infinity War."
FUN: Bill Murray and his brothers are opening a Caddyshack-themed golf restaurant in Rosemont, Illinois. They opened one in St Augustine, Florida in 2001. They'll feature Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef.
NEW ROMANCE: Ben Affleck is allegedly dating Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus.
BABY ON BOARD: James Corden and his wife Julia are expecting their third child later this year.
BEY'S TWINS: Speaking of babies...if you missed it...Beyoncé and Jay-Z named their twins Sir Carter (boy) and Rumi Carter (girl)
MR. BRIGHTSIDE: Prince Harry threw on a baseball hat and guzzled beer with the common folk at a British music festival at Hyde Park in London over the weekend. They were jammin' out to The Killers headlining set. Hey...it's exciting to know the Killers are still together...and performing.
R.I.P: Joan Lee, wife of Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee, died yesterday at age 93. They were married for 69 years. Stan said that when he met Joan, he realized that she was the girl he had been drawing all his life.
BOOK IT: New England Patriots star Tom Brady will release a book in September called "The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance"
WOWZA: A letter that Tupac wrote to Madonna will be auctioned off. In the letter, Tupac admits he ended his relationship with Madonna due to her race. The letter is expected to sell for $100,000 .
YOU GO, GIRL! Ashley Graham is launching a new plus-sized lingerie line called "Purple Rain". Underwear sizes X-3X and bra sizes 36DD to 42G/H. She would also love to model underwear for Victoria's Secret. She says, "Victoria's Secret, call me. I'll walk your runway with confidence, and I'll wear those wings honey.”
CUT! Shawn Mendes wanted to be an actor. He took acting classes, auditioned for Disney, but then he could never remember any of his lines. Well, Justin Bieber doesn't remember the words to his songs...but he's still a singer...
NOT COOL: Dallas Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson was arrested for aggravated assault at a July 4th fireworks event. He could face up to 40 years in prison.
WOW: Jay Z-'s new 4:44 digital only album has gone platinum in less than a week according to Tidal. Up until this week, it's only been available on tidal streaming service, but this week you'll be able to download the album on Apple Music and iTunes.
SWEET: "Full House" star John Stamos donated a custom drum kit from his July 4th performance with the Beach Boys to a retired Marine Corps serviceman's famil.y
LOSE YOURSELF: Ed Sheeran is in talks to make an '8 Mile'-like film starring himself. Ed says, "I want to have an 8 Mile moment but 8 Mile meets Notting Hill." It'll be a low-budget indie film and I will do the soundtrack.”
AWESOME: James Franco says that he used to pick up women while working at a McDonald's drive thru."I was in acting class, and I would practice different accents in the drive-thru.
GET WELL SOON: Just days before Adele was scheduled to perform her final 2 shows of her tour at Wembley Stadium, Adele announced that she has temporarily damaged her vocal cords, which forced her to cancel. She went to see her throat doctor and she was advised to cancel her shows. She has been taking steroids and other aids to improve her condition, but it wasn't enough. Adele's fans have offered to sing for her.
HEALING: Tiger Woods claims he has completed rehab following his recent DUI arrest.
IT'S ON: Fox is developing a new singing competition show to compete with ABC's reboot of "American Idol"
TRAPPED: Pink took to Instagram while she was trapped in an elevator with her daughter right before a show, but was rescued in time to make the show.
DUNZO: Ed Sheeran has quit Twitter after receiving nasty comments from online trolls. Sheeran says; "One comment ruins your day. That's why I've come off of it."
WEDDING SINGER: Lady Gaga was the wedding singer at a $10 million Russian wedding. The groom is the son of one of the wealthiest businessmen in Russia.
CLINGER: Niall Horan and Katy Perry were recently guest judging on 'The Voice Australia', when Katy jokingly called him a "stage five clinger." Niall tries to get Katy's number and she says, “I could baby-sit you. I'm like your mom!'"
WEEK OF JULY 3, 2017
Emily just finished 5th grade at Southern Bluffs Elementary. She has been on the Wizards jump rope team for three years. Emily has been in Girl Scouts for 5 years and is currently working towards her Bronze award. She loves volleyball and has major skills in basketball. Emily has tried seasons in track, tennis, and gymnastics. She has dabbled in theatre productions and plays the viola. She gives back to her community by participating in the Polar Plunge (for the past four years) and Jump rope for Heart. Emily's expertise however is in Karate. She has been training at TASK Karate since she was four years old and is expected to earn her black belt in October, just a few days after she turns twelve!
CONGRATS: Rumer Willis posted a very personal and revealing message to her fans on Instagram this weekend, telling the world that she's just celebrated six months of sobriety!
AWE: Meghan Trainor and Spy Kids star Daryl Sabara celebrated their one-year anniversary by posting mushy love notes to eachother on Instagram. Daryl posted "From the moment I met you I was mesmerized by everything you said and everything you do. I will love you forever and for always. You are my whole world. Happy Anniversary @meghan_trainor."
IRON MAN FOREVER: Robert Downey Jr. made his debut as Iron Man in 2008 and will reprise his role for the eighth time in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. Fans have speculated that it could be his final film as Iron Man. Robert's response is, "I just want to hang up my jersey before it gets embarrassing."
MESSY: Jay-Z's people are looking to sue Kanye West because he terminated his relationship with Tidal streaming service. Kanye wanted a bonus for his last album and Tidal didn't pay up. So Kanye bailed, saying Tidal breached their contract and Jay-Z's team is ready to sue if Kanye goes with a competing music streaming service. Mo Money, Mo problems!
SAD: Venus Williams was involved in a car crash on June 9th in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., with 78-year-old Jerome Barson and his wife. Sadly, He passed away two weeks later after being taken to the ICU with head trauma. Full story on our Z93 FB page.
WHY? TV Line claims Warner Brothers is developing a live action series based on the Jetsons cartoon.
I'LL TELL YA WHAT I WANT: Nick Carter says that the Backstreet Boys may tour with the Spice Girls. They've talked about it and apparently they're all on board with the idea.”
YESSS! NBC has renewed JLo's World of Dance for a second season.
WHOA! Rob Lowe claims that he saw Bigfoot while filming his new A&E reality docuseries, The Lowe Files. Locals call it the wood ape. Rob says, “I’m fully aware that I sound like a crazy, Hollywood kook right now. I was lying on the ground thinking I was going to be killed.”
NO THANKS: Beyoncé allegedly gave away the baby gifts that Kim Kardashian sent her. Kim's new contouring kit worth $150,000 and $10k worth of clothes for Blue Ivy from her and Kanye’s sold-out children’s fashion line. Apparently Beyonce gave everything to the nurses in the hospital.
SAD: Adele left a handwritten note to fans buried in tour programs for her final concerts at Wembley Stadium that said, “I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don’t know if I’ll ever tour again, and so I want my last time to be at home.”
SINGING AUTHOR: Kelly Clarkson is releasing a holiday-themed children's book called ''River Rose and the Magical Christmas.'' It comes out October 24th, & will feature a new original song written and performed by Kelly.
REVEALED! Rihanna's new secret lover is a wealthy businessman named Hassan Jameel. Rumor is that he's worth $1.5 billion. Not too shabby!
CONGRATS?? Alex Rodriguez may have secretly proposed to Jennifer Lopez in Paris. So, now we just wait for pictures to be leaked or for an official announcement.
NO SHOES: Justin Bieber was performing in Germany when he took off his sneakers and threw them into the crowd. A fan is auctioning off one of the shoes with a starting bid of $5,670.
BDAY BASH: Lindsay Lohan recently tweeted an invite to several celebrities for her upcoming birthday party in Greece. She tweeted: ''#nicegirls @britneyspears @parishilton come to #mykonos for my birthday this weekend! @Beyonce you too!” Um, something tells me they're probably not coming. Maybe she could invite those exclusive fan club members who are paying her $4 a month to come to the party!
BARE ALL: Serena Williams posed naked, showing off her pregnant belly, on the cover of the new Vanity Fair.
SWEET! Camila Cabello tweeted yesterday: ''''SO EXCITED TO BE OPENING FOR @BRUNOMARS THIS SUMMER!! Every night I'm gonna be peering out from side stage trying to learn as much as I can.”
BOOM: Jennifer Lopez, Sheryl Crow and Charlie Puth will all perform during the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on NBC.
LIFE SAVER: Ryan Reynolds says years ago, he took a CPR course through the Red Cross and ended up saving his nephew's life because he knew what to do! He recently took a refresher course & encouraged fans to do the same!
OOOH: Rihanna was recently spotted kissing a bearded mystery man in a private pool in Spain. TMZ is trying to identify the man!
TIPPER: New Kids on the Block member Donnie Wahlberg recently stunned the overnight staff at a Waffle House in Edgewater, Maryland. He left them a $500 tip for two servers and a cook to split. Come on Donnie...I know what I spent on just MY ticket to your show...you could have given them EACH AT LEAST $500.00!