Today it was my niece Emma's turn to bring her class in to see the radio station! The 5th and 6th grade classes from First Lutheran School stopped by to learn more about radio, check out all 6 of our radio stations, and we had some fun in the recording studio too!
SO SAD: Chris Cornell, the famed frontman of several groups including Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at the age of 52. He was found dead last night in his Detroit hotel room following a show. An autopsy will be performed, however based on the scene police believe it was a suicide.
MORE SAD NEWS: Nick and Aaron Carter are mourning the loss of their father Bob. He died at age 65 in Florida on Tuesday night.
STRANGE: ''King Kong: The Musical'' is coming to Broadway in 2018.
INKED: TBS has signed Conan O'Brien to a 4 year contract extension. He will continue hosting his late night show and creating content for the network's digital platforms.
WILL IT FAIL? CBS will air their Big Bang Theory spin-off “Young Sheldon” on Thursday nights following the Big Bang Theory this Fall.
SWEET: James Corden will host the Grammys on January 28, 2018 on CBS.
WEIRD: Gwen Stefani has been wearing a custom pair of slip-on sneakers that have Blake Shelton's face printed on them.
BIG BUCKS: NBC is offering Blake Shelton and Adam Levine large contracts to return for another season of The Voice, so they'll definitely be back!
ROLLIN' IN IT! Forbes Magazine claims Jay-Z and Beyonce's combined worth is $1.16 billion. Good thing...they've good twins on the way!
ANOTHER ONE: Chris Daughtry may join American Idol as a judge.
CANCELLED: CBS has cancelled Matthew Perry's sitcom The Odd Couple after 3 seasons.
COOL: Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeff Bauman, the man he portrays in an upcoming movie about the Boston Marathon bombing, will wave the green flag at this year's Indianapolis 500.
WHOA, WHAT? Elle King secretly married Andrew Ferguson on Valentine's Day 2016 and is now divorcing him. She Instagrammed; ''Please be respectful of our emotions and our space during this time. Everybody thought I lost my mind, and I did. So, be kind.''
SMART: Fox TV CEO Dana Walden says, “Fox believed a 2020 return for American Idol would have given it an appropriate amount of time off the air. It felt to us that it would be extremely fraudulent to bring the show back so quickly. We are sad we will not have that opportunity.”
DUNZO: 2016 Bachelor, Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell have released a statement saying; “It is with heavy hearts that we announce our decision to go our separate ways. We will remain friends with much love and respect for one another.” So...we'll be seeing them on Bachelor in Paradise?
OH BABY: Kevin Hart and his wife are expecting their first child together. A baby boy.
CONGRATS: Jim Parsons (plays Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory) and his partner of 15 years recently married at the Rainbow Room in New York.
TAG TEAM: Ludacris and Vanessa Hudgens will co-host the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 21st on ABC.
TV TALK: NBC has renewed ''Law & Order SVU'' for a 19th season and CBS has canceled 2 Broke Girls. Jason Bateman has signed on for season 5 of Arrested Development.
CONGRATS: Supermodel Kate Upton says she has no plans to diet before her wedding to Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander. She doesn't weigh herself because she says, what really matters is how good she feels.
DUNZO: : Vanilla Ice & his wife of 20 years, Laura Van Winkle, are divorcing. They have 2 kids together. They've been living apart since 2011. Laura filed for a divorce last year, and Vanilla is finally accepting.
NO MORE FREE UNDIES: Justin Bieber no longer gets free underwear from Calvin Klein because his endorsement deal ended in December. And, now he has to learn how to do laundry.
CRY BABY: A limo company is suing Jason Derulo for $10,000. They say Jason asked to be dropped off in front of his home, but the limo driver said no because the trees would scratch the side of the limo. Jason then allegedly threw a hissy fit and he and his friends trashed the limo, using broken champagne flutes to stab seats, scratch windows and they punched the stereo system. Jason says it's impossible because he wasn't even in the limo.
SWEET: FXX is planning to produce an animated adult comedy based on Deadpool.
JAIL TIME: Former “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller was sentenced to one year and a day in federal prison for bankruptcy fraud on Tuesday. She brought $120,000 worth of Australian currency into the country without reporting it. Abby says, “I'm going to pretend I’m in a movie and we're on set and I’m there for 10 months and that's the way it's going to be.” Abby will also pay $40,000 in fines and will spend two years on supervised release after serving jail time.
LOVE: Ashley Graham is returning to America's Next Top Model as a judge.
YES! ABC has renewed Modern Family for two more seasons
GOOD CHOICE: Jennifer Hudson is joining The Voice as a coach next season.
ARTISTS WANTED: Shawn Mendes is allowing fans to design his next tattoo. He'll have the ultimate decision, but he's going to choose one of their designs.
INVENTOR: Paris Hilton says she invented the selfie. “If a beeper had a camera, I would have taken a selfie with it. I think I have a selfie from when I was a little kid, like on a disposable camera. We started a whole new genre of celebrity that no one had seen before.”
AND ON AND ON: Celine Dion will sing “My Heart Will Go On” at the Billboard Music Awards on May 21st to honor the 20th anniversary of the Titanic movie.
WHY?!!! ABC officially announced yesterday they are rebooting American Idol in 2018. However, they did not confirm a host or judges at this time.
MOUNTAIN MAN: Kanye West is recording his next CD at a mountain top retreat in Wyoming.
NEW MUSIC: Calvin Harris and Katy Perry are recording a new song for Calvin's upcoming album. He's also recorded with Ariana Grande, Pharrell and Nicki Minaj. No word on their recording location.
TV: Dale Earnhardt Jr is getting his own reality tv show. He tweeted: ''Exciting news! @AmyEarnhardt and I are working on a @DIYNetwork TV series where we'll renovate a historic home in Key West! Airing in 2018.''
DUN DUN DUNNN: Bill Clinton is writing a new thriller novel called ''The President is Missing.'' Author James Patterson is working on the book with him and they're keeping the book's storyline a secret.
FOR THE RECORD: Jennifer Lopez doesn't care about the "J-Rod" nickname for their relationship. However, she does NOT like "A-Lo." Now that we got that straight...
SAD: Former Bachelor star Chris Soules has formally been charged in the fatal hit and run that killed an Iowa farmer. The class C felony is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $7,500 fine.
GOOD NEWS: Jimmy Kimmel returned last night and gave an update on his son, who is recovering from heart surgery. He said; ''Billy, is doing very well, eating, sleeping, and getting bigger.''
SHOPPING: Sarah Jessica Parker is opening her own boutique at the Bellagio in Vegas. SJP will sell shoes, handbags and accessories.
BABY NEWS: Bristol Palin and her husband Dakota are the proud parents of a new baby girl named Atlee Bay.
THE GODFTAHER: Nick Jonas has accepted his brother Kevin's offer to be his daughter's Godfather.
SERIOUS: Selena Gomez recently introduced The Weeknd to her family. They went to his concert in Dallas and then went mini golfing.
THIS I WOULD WATCH: If ABC actually reboots American Idol, Kelly Clarkson is on the top of their list to be a judge. This might be the only way we'll watch!
DYNAMIC DUO: Snoop Dogg is going on tour with Linkin Park.
FAMOUS: Katy Perry's dog Nugget stars in a new commercial for Citi's Double Cash Credit Card. He's shown sitting in a director's chair that is personalized with his own name.
It's not every day I get the opportunity to give my nephew and his classmates a tour of our building! The 3rd and 4th grade classes from First Lutheran School stopped by to spend some time with me today! I had so much fun showing them around and teaching them about radio. We even did some recording in the studio!
WOW: Harry Styles' solo tour sold out in less than 2 minutes. Fans posted videos crying after they couldn't get tickets. In related news, Harry recently bought an $8 million New York City apartment with an indoor pool, gym,spa and children's playroom.
OH WELL: Kanye West has deleted his Instagram and Twitter accounts.
AWESOME: Nicki Minaj took to Twitter and paid college tuition for some of her fans over the weekend. If they showed proof of straight A's with varification from their school, she followed through on her offer. It was a limited time contest, but Nicki plans to do this again in the future!
CURED: Ed Sheeran says when he was younger, he would listen to Eminem's CD's and mimic his fast rapping. He used it as his speech therapy and it cured him of his stuttering problem.
IT BEGINS: Bachelor star Nick Viall has launched a line of men's grooming products called The Polished Gent. Nick's description: “No thinking, no hassle, delivered to your door. Keep your hair looking thick and full, and your skin smooth.”
LET THE BIDDING BEGIN: The costume Britney Spears wore at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards, when she performed I'm a Slave for You, is being auctioned off. Sorry, the giant yellow snake is not included.
Have you ever heard of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association? Didn't think so. Well, it's kind of like the Oscars for all radio and television broadcasters in Wisconsin. There were a record number of entries this year with over 1,700 (so it took a loooooong time). They invite the top 3 places from each category to attend the awards gala, where they announce 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places and give out the awards.
When Ballzer and I got the news that we were in the top 3 for "Best Morning Show," we couldn't believe it! We didn't even care what place we got. If we're being honest; I think we were more excited that we were getting a fancy delicious meal, a hotel stay in Madison with our significant others, and I got an excuse to wear a sparkly dress from Charlotte's Bridal (like I needed an excuse). Honestly, we were blown away by the fact that we were in the top 3!
We ended up with 3rd place for Best Morning Show in Wisconsin. We are very honored and we couldn't be more happy to accept the award. This was such a fun experience. It was the first time we had ever submitted anything for these awards. We would also like to say congrats to our friend Ken Cooper, from our sister station Classic Hits 94.7, for his 1st place wins in commercial work. And also to Brad Williams and the crew at WIZM 1410 for their 2nd and 3rd place wins in various categories. What a great night and what a great job we have! #Lucky
Til next year...
SAD: Michael Oher, the football player portrayed in Sandra Bullock's movie The Blind Side, was recently charged with assault for beating up an Uber driver in Nashville.
WOW: HBO has signed deals with 4 different writers to create four possible Game of Thrones spin-offs. Each will work with Game of Thrones creator.
OH JEEZ: Lifetime Network has picked up Kim Kardashian's new reality show called Glam Masters, where makeup artists and beauty bloggers will compete to join her Glam Squad.
BABY ON BOARD: Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are expecting their first child together.
FUNNY: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen will star in a new movie called Book Club about a group of elderly women, who read 50 Shades of Grey and it changes their lives.
FOR THE RECORD: Aaron Rodgers would like to clarify that he is NOT DATING Baywatch star Kelly Rohrbach. They are friends. He says, “I guess every time I look at a girl, people are going to say we’re getting married.”
WE'LL SEE: Bachelor star Nick Viall says that he is ready to commit to Vanessa Grimaldi now that he is done with reality TV. Nick says quote, “No more helicopter rides, no bungee jumping, no scuba diving. My time in reality TV is probably done. ”
GOOD! Facebook is hiring 3,000 people to monitor Facebook Live for crime and suicide prevention. 1.28 billion people use Facebook every day.
STEALER! Alanis Morissette's former manager Jonathan Schwartz has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for embezzling $5 million from Alanis.
FUN: Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez will join James Corden during ''The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special'' airing May 22nd on CBS.
GAME ON: Kelly Clarkson's family will battle Amy Schumer's family during an episode of Celebrity Family Feud this summer. Other episodes will feature Bachelors playing Bachelorettes, Eva Longoria's family versus George Lopez's family, and Boy Bands vs Girl Groups.
DIVA: Justin Bieber's tour rider for his shows in India says he wants a Rolls-Royce, a backstage hot tub, his own personal hotel suite, antique furniture, purple carnations, essential oils, his own personal gourmet chef, white cheddar popcorn and a bag of white t-shirts.