THAT IS GREAT NEWS: AV Club claims Tina Fey is going to appear on seven episodes of NBC's cable news comedy "Great News." She is one of the show's co-producers.
SCARY: Lollapalooza was evacuated last night in Chicago due to bad weather right after Lorde and Muse started their sets.
THAT WAS QUICK: NBC has renewed the Will & Grace reboot for a second season already. Season one premieres in September.
SORRY GOOP: Life & Style Weekly Magazine claims Beyonce is launching her own lifestyle brand. A source tells the magazine; “Beyoncé wants to turn motherhood, home furnishing, fashion, and her unique swagger into an online brand. Bey wants her site to offer more affordable products aimed at a more hip and urban clientele.
CAN UNCLE PHIL STILL TOSS JAZZ? DJ Jazzy Jeff tells The Sun that a 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' reboot may happen.
POSH PURSES: Selena Gomez is coming out with her own Coach bag. The bag is adorned with the following messages .... “To be you is to be strong” and “Love yourself first''I love the messages but usually Coach purses are too expensive to have any money left to put in it!
CHARMING: CW Network is rebooting ''Charmed.'' The original series ran from 1998 to 2006 & starred Alyssa Milano, Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs.
MERRY CHRISTMAS: Gwen Stefani is working on a Christmas CD. She wrote one Christmas song with Blake Shelton. The disc will be out in the fall.
PLAIN WHITE T'S: Justin Bieber and his stylist are launching a line of white $30 t-shirts. The t-shirts will be longer than normal white tees.
LOLZ: Madonna allegedly fired an assistant during a flight from New York to Los Angeles. Afterward, some of Madonna’s team joked that all future assistants should be fitted with a parachute, just in case Madonna wants to toss them off the plane.
THROWBACK: Vin Diesel and his production company are rebooting Miami Vice on the NBC network. It will debut during the 2018-2019 tv season.
BOND, JAMES BOND: Beyonce may sing the new James Bond theme song. They've got time to figure it out. Release date is November 8, 2019.
PINKY SWEAR: Michael Strahan returned to Good Morning America yesterday after missing a day because he lost part of his pinky finger. No word on how it happened, but co-workers are teasing him... a lot!
SHOW IT ALL: Sofia Vergara posed naked on the cover of the new issue of Women's health magazine. She tells the magazine: "I want to look my age, but I want to look great.” Um...#nailedit
SCARY: Macklemore is lucky to be alive after being smashed by a drunk driver in a pickup truck Friday night in Langley, Washington. Mack's airbags deployed. He walked away unscathed and his 2 passengers also escaped serious injury. The truck driver was hospitalized & will be charged with DUI.
SWEET: Tom Cruise is learning how to fly a helicopter for Top Gun 2.
BOOM! Houston native Beyonce may be interested in purchasing a stake in the Houston Rockets. The current owner paid $85 million for the team in 1993. The current team is expected to sell for more than $2 billion.
MERRY CHRISTMAS: Sia is releasing a Christmas CD.
CONGRATS! Andy Grammer and his wife are the proud parents of a new baby girl named Louisiana K. They'll call her Louie for short.
ISSUES: Julia Michaels reveals that she is suffering from anxiety and stage fright ahead of her first tour. She says quote, “ I feel like this year has been a lot of fear conquering and this is just going to be another thing that I conquer.”
YUCK! Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond was recently performing a comedy show in Ohio when he downed someone's chewing tobacco spit for $25. Wow, times are tough for Screech!
R.I.P. Chester Bennington's was laid to rest at a private funeral near his home in CA on Saturday. Many guests were musicians who'd played or toured with Chester and Linkin Park. A full stage, including a drum kit, was set up for musical tributes to be performed. All guests were provided with a yellow wristband and a pass with Bennington’s picture on it, similar to the type of admission items VIP fans would receive at a concert.
HMM: John Mayer and Nike have collaborated on a new sneaker called Air Mayers. They'll feature grey tones, with black & neon green accents.
TRESPASSING: A 24 year-old woman has broken into Drake's LA home for a second time. The woman started spitting at deputies before they pepper-sprayed her. She was charged with trespassing and assault.
INK: Macaulay Culkin and his god daughter, Paris Jackson, recently got matching tattoos of spoons inked on their forearms.
DANCING DEMARIO: Controversial "Bachelor In Paradise" star DeMario Jackson is considering "Dancing With the Stars". Nothing's signed yet, but hard to imagine a scenario where DeMario doesn't take this opportunity.
THROWBACK: MTV is bringing back 'Total Request Live' which originally ran from 1998 to 2008. Comedian and rapper DC Young Fly will host it, and it will be filmed in Time Square.
HUMBLE ABODE: Beyonce and Jay-Z have agreed to buy a $90 million Bel Air, California home. It has 4 swimming pools, 8 bedrooms, bulletproof windows, a media room and a 15-car garage. Just a humble abode.
Mandi Eckelberg is Z93's race car driver at the La Crosse Fairground Speedway. She is part of Eckelberg Family Racing and we love hanging with Mandi and learning more about what she does!
Check out our Q & A with Mandi!
MOON WOMAN: Katy Perry will host the 2017 MTV VMAs on August 27th.
HELICOPTER PARENT: LeBron James' son was recently playing in a summer league basketball game when LeBron stormed onto the court to make sure the official scorer had the score right. Referees stopped the game and corrected the score.
TV TALK: Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon will star in a new sitcom about New York television morning shows and New York media. It's currently being shopped to networks.
OH HOLY NIGHT: Oprah Winfrey, Tracy Morgan and Kelly Clarkson will star in a new animated movie about the first Christmas called The Star. Winfrey and Morgan will voice camels while Clarkson will voice a horse.
MO' BOOTY: Kylie Jenner asked Madame Tussauds to enlarge her wax statue's butt. Most celebrities want Madame Tussauds to make them look thinner. Not Kylie. She wanted her statue to have mo' booty!
FANCY FEET: Jennifer Lopez is launching a second footwear line in the fall. It will include lace-up, over the knee boots, booties and sandals. The shoes will range in price from $1,495 to $2,795. What kinda prices are those? What happened to, “I'm still Jenny from the block”?
SAD: In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Angelina Jolie reveals that she has been diagnosed with Bell's palsy and hypertension, & the disease damaged her facial nerves causing one side of her face to droop. She says quote, “I think it’s very important to cry in the shower and not in front of them. They need to know that everything’s going to be all right even when you’re not sure it is.”
AMERICAN IDOL CHATTER: Lionel Richie, Charlie Puth, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, and Scotty McCreery are all being considered as judges for the new American Idol reboot! Katy Perry & Ryan Seacrest are locked in!
OH BABY: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their third child via surrogate, who is 3 months pregnant. They're allegedly paying $120,000.
RUMORS: 69 year-old Steven Tyler may have gotten engaged to his 28 year-old girlfriend Aimee Preston who was recently spotted wearing a pearl and gold ring on her left ring finger.
UMBRELLA-ELLA: Remember when Britney Spears took a large green golf umbrella and wacked it against photographer Daniel Ramos' vehicle back in 2007? Well, he kept that umbrella and he has decided to auction it off, now that Britney is doing so well and seems to have moved on in her life. The auction is August 10th and he believes he can get $50,000 for it. Did anyone keep the hair?
FASHION NEWS: Michael Kors is buying Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion. The Weeknd will release his first Puma sneaker in August. It's a mix between a traditional sneaker and a boot. And Rihanna's new beauty line, Fenty Beauty, will be released in the fall.
MOVIE TALK: Kate Hudson has shaved her head for a new movie she's working on with pop star Sia called Sister. And ''Wonder Woman 2'' will be released on December 13, 2019.
SWEET! Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys are teaming up for a CMT Crossroads special that will air on August 30th. They will perform “I Want It That Way,” ”As Long As You Love Me,” ”Cruise” , “H.O.L.Y.” and “God, Your Momma, and Me.”
BARBIE GIRL: Anne Hathaway may play Barbie in a new live-action movie based on the doll. Amy Schumer dropped out of filming due to scheduling conflicts. Anne reportedly agreed to negotiations as long as she got to handpick a director.
PERMENANT: Drake's new arm ink went unnoticed for almost a half a year and it's a tattoo of Lil Wayne's face! Drake got it while overseas and sent Lil Wayne a pic when it was done, and Wayne was beyond floored and honored. It's on Drake's tricep, so it's covered by the average t-shirt, which explains why no one picked up on it sooner. As for returning the favor, no word from Lil Wayne...
You may know Reed Grimm from American Idol, maybe you've seen him in La Crosse playing with Shoeless Revolution and lots of other groups. He's working on his debut album, All About it, and has a Kickstarter to help fund it! You can check out the pledge rewards and donate online HERE
The Z93 Morning Buzz caught up with Reed this morning, check it out:
Catch Reed tomorrow night at Moon Tunes with Greg Balfany and the La Crosse Jazz Orchestra starting at 5:30.
Reed and friends are doing a livestream telethon tonight! Check out the Facebook event for more info:
CANCELED: Justin Bieber has canceled the 15 remaining concerts on his Purpose World Tour. John Mayer tweeted “When someone pulls remaining dates of a tour, it means they would have done real damage to themselves if they kept going. We’ve lost so many great artists lately. I give Justin [two thumbs up] for realizing it was time to call it. You should too.”
FASHION: Camila Cabello has signed on as the new face of Guess Jeans.
OMG: After recently released court documents revealed that Usher paid a woman $1.1 million for giving her an STD in 2012, a second woman is accusing Usher of the same thing, saying she contracted the disease from Usher earlier this year. She initially sued him for $10 million, but now wants $20 million after testing positive for the STD.
HOSTS: Host of the Bachelor, Chris Harrison, and host of Sports Center AM, Sage Steele will host the Miss America pageant on September 10th on ABC.
AMAZING: Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are auctioning off a dinner date for charity. The winning bidder will dine with the both actors later this year in New York City. Proceeds benefit Leo's foundation as well as a London mother who is battling cancer.
MONKEY AROUND: Paintings by Michael Jackson's chimpanzee Bubbles recently sold for $1,953 at a gallery in Miami. Proceeds went to benefit Florida's Center for Great Apes where Bubbles has been living since leaving Michael.
R.I.P: John Heard, the actor who played Macaulay Culkin's dad in Home Alone, died on Friday at the age of 72. His body was discovered by a hotel housekeeper in California. No foul play is suspected & an autopsy will be performed.
SAD: Thieves recently broke into Hillary Duff's Beverly Hills home where they stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and other items. Hillary was on vacation at the time, with her family in Canada, and was posting pictures on Instagram.
WAXY: Madame Tussauds removed Beyonce's wax statue before touching it up and then returning it to their museum floor. Beyonce's fans complained that the statue's skin tones were too light.
BDAY: Selena Gomez celebrated her 25th birthday on Saturday with a low-key bash at a home in LA. filled with the important things in life—cakes (she had not one, but two green birthday cakes), comfy clothes and some loved ones, including her boyfriend The Weeknd!
MORE BDAYS: Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez celebrated their birthdays in Miami on Saturday with a huge party. They downed a double birthday cake with friends and family, while Alex sang ''Sweet Caroline''. And of course, it wouldn't be a party without J-Lo wearing a see through dress.
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.”