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.”
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.
Tammy from Tomah got up early this morning to score the big jackpot from Subway this morning! Hear Tammy's questions here:
Since Tammy finally won the jackpot, we're starting a new game tomorrow morning!
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Tammy's pic with her winnings coming soon ;)
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.