You may have heard about the former Stanford swimmer, who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman, and was sentenced to six months in jail because a longer sentence would have “a severe impact on him,” according to a judge. At his sentencing, his victim read him a letter describing the “severe impact” the assault had on her.
I warn you, this is a difficult letter to read and even more difficult to think about it actually happening. Click here to read the victim's letter to her attacker. One man's response to the woman's letter has blown up on social media, and I believe it's a step in the right direction. Click here to read this man's letter to the victim.
This is just ONE example of a life that has been turned upside down and ripped apart, while according to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) the statistics show that every 2 minutes an American is sexually assaulted. Every 107 seconds, another person experiences sexual assault. Sexual violence affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. Only 6 out of every 1,000 rapists will end up in prison. Read more about the statistics here.
I thank God that I have never been violated or personally affected by rape. I do not speak from experience on how to go about dealing with this unimaginable nightmare, however I thought if maybe I talked about it and did some research on how to go about getting help...it might give someone the courage to speak up. Never hurts to try.
How do we change the statistics? How do we make it so that no woman, man, or child, will ever have to feel the pain and sheer terror of a sexual attack? The number one reason for rape is rapists. Until we can change the statistics, know that if you have been a victim of sexual assault...there is help for you and you are not alone. Do not be ashamed. They DID mean to hurt you. It's not ok what they did to you. And most importantly; it wasn't, isn't, and will never be your fault. Click here for info on how to get help!
WEDDING BELLS: Bristol Palin has married the father of her second child. She tells Entertainment Tonight that she and Dakota Meyer are currently on their honeymoon.
RUMORS: Nick Cannon sets the record straight about reports that he's holding up his divorce to Mariah Carey. Nick says, "We get along great, and it’s a process, nobody is holding anything up. Why would I hold it up? I want her to be happy.”
STOLEN: Two songwriters are suing Ed Sheeran for $20 million, claiming he copied their 2009 song ''Amazing'' for his 2014 hit ''Photograph''.
AH CHOO: Beyonce was recently performing at Citi Field in New York when she sneezed on stage. The crowd yelled "Bless You".
HOPING FOR A LIP SYNC BATTLE: Barack Obama will appear on Jimmy Fallon tonight. They taped their interview yesterday. Madonna was speechless when Barack walked by her in a hallway.
THE WRONG CHAD: People are mistaking Former NFL star Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson for the 'Chad Johnson' on The Bachelorette. People are tweeting nasty messages to Chad Ochocinco. He is responding with the following tweet: ''I'm the black Chad, you're referring to the other Chad from The Bachelorette, I love you''
YOU'RE FIRED! The Entertainment President of NBC says he's not sure what catchphrase Arnold Schwarzenegger will use when he fires people on the new Celebrity Apprentic starting January 2nd. How about...”You won't be back!”
If you're a fan of Dancing with the Stars, then you know who Mark Ballas is. He's been a professional dancer on each season of Dancing with the Stars since the very beginning. What you might not know is that Mark is a very gifted singer also. Mark was the winner of MTV’s Freshman Five in 2011, and was named 2011's “Artist To Watch.” In 2014, he released his debut single “Get My Name”; the track hit the Top 25 on iTunes’ pop chart while the song’s video debuted at #1 on multiple MTV platforms.
Now, Mark Ballas has teamed up with another very gifted artist by the name of BC. BC became an in demand artist and songwriter when her song “If I Were A Boy” became a worldwide #1 hit after Beyonce recorded it for her I AM…SASHA FIERCE album. Listen to Alexander Jean's music here! Purchase Alexander Jean's EP here!
Click here to listen to our live interview with Mark Ballas and BC Jean!
NERVES: James Corden will be hosting The 70th Annual Tony Awards live from New York Ctiy this Sunday night at 7pm on CBS. James says it is scarier to host the show than to be nominated.
REMEMBERING A LEGEND: The NY Daily News claims the city of New York is temporarily renaming a portion of West 33rd Street in honor of Muhammad Ali. The street is called 'Muhammad Ali Way'
MISSING: Charlie Sheen's collection of Babe Ruth memorabilia has been stolen. The collection is worth $1 million dollars.
HACKED: Someone hacked the NFL's Twitter feed yesterday before claiming that commissioner Roger Goodell had died. The commissioner is fine.
AGT: Simon Cowell tells Variety magazine that Fifth Harmony will perform on America's Got Talent this summer. “We’ll have Fifth Harmony definitely this year because they’ve got an album coming out.”
THINKING AHEAD: Chris Rock recently gifted his girlfriend Megalyn with a diamond ring. Chris is still married. So...there's that....
BIRTHDAY LOVE: Kanye West turns 39 today. He believes his birthday should be a national holiday. Well, finally...I have something in common with Kanye West!
Whether or not you are planning to vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election, you can't deny that we have reached a milestone. Hillary Clinton spoke to supporters in New York after she officially secured the democratic presidential nomination. It's quite amazing to think, that for the first time in history, we could have a woman as the next President of the United States! Full story here!
DEDICATION: Today would have been Prince's 58th birthday, so Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has declared today 'Prince Day'.
SOLD! The Playboy Mansion has been sold to 32 year-old Daren Metropoulos. He owns Twinkies and is a billionaire. As a stipulation in the contract, Darren won't be able to move into the home until Hugh Hefner passes away. E! News claims the mansion sold for more than $100 million.
50/50: Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift broke up because they were not compatible, and the touring and traveling didn't help. It seemed like they were more friends than lovers. But don't worry...Taylor has given Calvin visitation rights to her cats.
FIRE! The Kardashian's Dash West Hollywood clothing store was the target of an arsonist, who witnesses say threw a weighted burning rag through the window of the store last night around 11:15. The rag burned itself out inside the store without incident. Cops are hunting for the suspect.
CHEAT DAY! Miss USA Dashauna Barber tells E! News that she plans to celebrate her Miss USA win with Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. She said, “I deprived myself of Krispy Kreme Donuts, leading up to Miss USA. So I'm ready for some.” Do you think she'll eat the whole thing, or just lick the donut Ariana Grande style?
GET WELL SOON: Richard Simmons was rushed to a hospital on Friday after exhibiting bizarre behavior at his home. He's been released from the hospital. A rep says he's doing fine, and the cause was dehydration.
HOPE: TMZ claims Nick Cannon refuses to sign his divorce papers because he still loves Mariah Carey and does not want her to marry her fiance, James Packer.
HE'S ALIVE: Jack Black did not die over the weekend but rather was the victim of a Twitter hacking. Tenacious D Facebooked: "We had our Twitter account hacked. We can assure you that Jack is ALIVE and WELL and that this was a sick 'prank.'
WHO YOU GONNA CALL? The original Ghostbusters cast will reunite on Jimmy Kimmel, June 8th, marking the 32nd anniversary of the release. The new Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15th. Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott are covering Ray Parker's Ghostbusters theme song!
DISS: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck accepted a trophy at the Guys Choice Awards on Saturday. Matt said, “We will cherish this, and we want to recognize some of the other nominees. Some of the dudes who weren’t quite as decade-worthy: George Clooney and Brad Pitt.”
BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO: Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama have broken up. They released a statement together saying: "After almost 6 loving and wonderful years together, we have decided to end our relationship. We have realized more than anything that we are better as best friends. With only love, Wilmer & Demi." If only it could always be that simple...
TRUTH: The LA Times claims Prince died of an opioid overdose, but the investigation continues to find out if someone else is partially responsible for administering the drug.
HELP: Lamar Odom's family and friends believe he's back on hard drugs, and for the last few weeks they've been trying to get through to him. He's been hitting bars, drinking, and doing drugs. This man was in a coma following an overdose last year, and miraculously survived. It's so sad that he's abusing his second chance at life.
GET WELL SOON: TMZ claims Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized for respiratory issues. He is in fair condition
OH NO! Us Weekly claims Bette Midler's chicken, Kim Kardashian, has died from an infection.
90'S: A Saved by the Bell-themed pop-up diner has finally opened in Chicago. The restaurant features Bayside Burgers and AC Sliders as well as a bright decor that resembles the show's set.
HOW MUCH? Justin Bieber kept his dread locks after cutting them off. The plan is to sell them for charity. Let the bidding begin!
BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO: In response to all of the rumors as to why Calvin Harris broke up with Taylor Swift, Calvin tweeted, "The only truth here is that a relationship came to an end & what remains is a huge amount of love and respect." Well, that's a nice sentiment but...she's still gonna write songs about him!
Brittany's friend Holly found this idea and shared it with us on Facebook. We think it's brilliant!
School is out for the summer, and you're going to hear the famous words from your children..."I'm bored!!" And 9 times out of 10, they'll reach for their iPad, video games, phones...anything technology related! So, this is a great way to limit their screen time this summer. It's worth a shot, right?
VERDICT: A judge has ruled that wrestler ''Superfly'' is mentally incompetent and therefore will not stand trial for the 1983 murder of his ex-girlfriend. His legal team claims he suffers from early onset dementia.
BEAUTY: Julianne Hough will co-host the 2016 Miss USA competition this Sunday on Fox with Terrence J Jenkins and Ashley Graham. Chris Young and The Backstreet Boys will be performing!
PARTNER IN CRIME: US Weekly claims Kelly Ripa's co-host list for "Live" has been whittled down to Sherri Shepherd, Wanda Sykes, Taye Diggs and Rob Lowe.
STOP THE PRESSES: Gwen Stefani says she is not engaged to Blake Shelton. Gwen says she Googles her name frequently just to see the next rumor!
SHOCKER: Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have broken up after dating for 15 months. One source says, "There was no drama. Things just don't work out sometimes." Adam (Calvin Harris) is the one that ended it. It was all done in a very mature fashion. Taylor is pretty upset but they are still in communication. Taylor was there for Adam with his accident and supportive. She thought they were heading to marriage and babies. They just celebrated their anniversary, this was not something she was expecting. He apparently was not ready to settle down yet. Oh boy...get ready for some new Taylor Swift break up songs!
OH BOY: Mama June is going on a strip club tour that will take her to Oklahoma, Baltimore, Vegas and LA. She will be doing meet-and-greets and will not be removing her clothing.
NOOOO! As it stands in the cast member's contracts, next season could be the last season of Big Bang Theory. There's been some talk about a movie, but there is little interest from the cast because they feed off of the live audience.
FIT FOR ROYALTY: Chris Brown's daughter, Royalty's 2nd birthday party was truly fit for a baller princess. Royalty even made a grand entrance on a pony with fake snow coming down for her Frozen themed party. She had a customized 3-tier castle cake with rhinestone towers. Chris couldn't attend, since he's on tour, but bragged about dropping $30k on the whole shindig. Your 2 year old won't remember the party...but she'll look back at pictures and say...where's dad?
NO MONKEY BUSINESS: DAccording to a lawsuit, Nintendo of America hired a man to play the famous gorilla, Donkey Kong, at a mall in Culver City, CA. He says even though the Kong suit was "poorly ventilated and unreasonably and dangerously hot" ... he had strict orders to keep it on. Michael says he suffered permanent damage, as well as mental and emotional distress, though he doesn't list any specific injuries. A rep from Nintendo says, "We have nothing to announce on this topic."
NOT IT! The Daily Mirror claims Drake hosted a pool party on Memorial Day that ended with several women brawling on the ground. I swear I didnt' start this one!
HE SAYS/SHE SAYS: Amber Heard has been throwing around a lot of serious allegations that Johnny Depp has physically abused her. On May 21, 2016, officers responded to a domestic incident radio call. Amber Heard did not insist on a report and no report was warranted. There was no evidence of any crime. A crime did not occur so the officers left the scene and left a business card."
WOW: The Daily Mirror claims supermodel super model Kate Moss is dating an 18 year-old. He is the son of one of her close friends. Kate is 42.
THIEF: Chris Brown is being sued for stealing a man's hat during a concert in Dallas. The man gave his hat to a crew member and asked if Chris Brown would sign it. The man never got his hat back and now he wants $25 for the cost of the hat, $225 for his concert tickets and $2,500 for bullying.
PROMISES: Blake Shelton has given Gwen Stefani a promise ring. They plan to get engaged, but he wanted to get her something special sooner to show his feelings. She'll be sporting a big rock on that finger.
WALKING IS HARD: The Daily Star claims Iggy Azalea was recently performing in London when she had a car take her 500 feet from her dressing room to the stage. Walking is hard.
- Father's Day is Sunday, June 19th and we'd like to honor your dad in Z93's Dad Hall of Fame!
- Your dad could win 4 tickets to catch a Brewer game this summer!
- The winner will be announced on Thursday, June 16th during the Z93 Morning Buzz!
RECOVERING: Calvin Harris has canceled two more shows because he is continuing to recover from the car accident he was involved in last weekend. Calvin was a passenger in an SUV that was struck by another vehicle driven by a juvenile who had crossed over the center line last week. He suffered a cut on his nose and was transferred to a hospital and soon discharged. The teenager driving the vehicle that struck Harris' was ejected from the car, resulting in a broken pelvis, according to the LAPD.
STAR STRUCK: Zara Larsson says she and her sister got to go backstage at a Beyonce concert. Zara cried, and laid down on the floor like a "Swedish meatball" because she was so star struck.
WHY? Charlie Sheen has released a new set of emojis called Sheenojis. There are more than 100 different Sheen-inspired icons. Sheen says, "Bring your tiger's blood to a boil! Release your inner man's man. Fire a torpedo of truth into the technosphere. And above all, be POSITIVELY NEGATIVE!"
MOON WALK: Members of DNCE want To play in outer space. They describe the vibe as "one big party." DNCE's next goal is to play a concert on the moon. Do you think they'll do the moon walk?