Billy V: Thursday December 30

HONOLULU, Oahu (HawaiiNewsNow) - Snooki will not be lowered in a ball in Times Square on New Year's Eve. The original plan to drop her in the ball has been denied. The request from MTV was too late and too impractical to fit into their outdoor events. A press release on MTV's website still says that she will be lowered slightly before midnight.

Ryan Seacrest joked that Jenny McCarthy might be naked during their TV broadcast tomorrow night of the ball dropping in New York. When Jenny arrived in New York to be a reporter on the show, she realized her luggage had been lost. Jenny says tomorrow night has to be a better New Year's that the one she spent alone at the Playboy Mansion.

Last night at the Stan Sheriff Center Senior Guard Keisha Kanekoa became the 16th person to be in the exclusive 1000 point club. The UH Senior got her 1000th point at 8:14 remaining in the second half of last night's game against CSUB. Kamilah Jackson almost broke the single game rebounding record with 25 boards, but also broke the record for most points in a single game for a freshman with 31 last night. Tonight they will take on UNLV in the last night of the Pepsi Rainbow Wahine Invitational.

Let's talk about celebrations of a different type: there are lots of New Years celebrations around town. I'll be spending the evening with Impressionist Andre-Phillipe Gagnon and Cecilio & Kapono in the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Call the Hilton for tickets, but they're going very fast.