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Single Computer Operated Fleet of Drones for Gaga Show

300 drones formed shapes in sky

(Newser) - The opening of Lady Gaga's halftime show at the Super Bowl featured an amazing sight you can expect to see more of in the future: a fleet of 300 drones lighting up the sky and transforming into an American flag. The drones, dubbed the "Shooting Stars," did... More »

'Left Shark' Vendor Faces Katy Perry's Legal Wrath

Singer not happy about Fernando Sosa's Super Bowl sculpture

(Newser) - The latest viral meme comes to us courtesy of Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime performance: "Left Shark," a reference to one of the dancers in a shark costume behind Perry as she sang "Teenage Dream" who did not appear to actually know the dance quite as... More »

Katy Perry's Post-Super Bowl Activity: XLIX Tattoo

Plus: Did she or did she not diss Taylor Swift?

(Newser) - Katy Perry will never forget performing at last night's 49th Super Bowl—because after her halftime show was over, she got XLIX tattooed on her finger, the Daily Mail reports. "I thought it would be appropriate to draw blood tonight," Perry captioned an Instagram picture of the... More »

Katy Perry's Halftime Plan: Diss Taylor Swift?

Super Bowl halftime buzz centers around catty drama

(Newser) - Katy Perry is this year's Super Bowl halftime performer—and the big question is whether Perry will diss Taylor Swift during her performance Sunday. As Time recounts, Swift's recent song "Bad Blood" is reportedly about Perry; Swift hasn't said so specifically, but she admitted in a... More »

Next Super Bowl Act Said She Wasn't That 'Kind of Girl'

Katy Perry said she wouldn't pay to play halftime show

(Newser) - Billboard last night broke the news that, based on sources, the 2015 Super Bowl halftime performer will be neither Rihanna nor Coldplay but ... Katy Perry. Which is interesting, because when she appeared on ESPN's College GameDay on Saturday, as Rolling Stone notes, Perry talked about the fact that... More »

Your Super Bowl Entertainment: Black Eyed Peas

will.i.am honored to be chosen over, say, Cheap Trick

(Newser) - The Black Eyed Peas will be the first non-classic rock act to rock the Super Bowl halftime stage since Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson's 2004 nipple slip performance. "They could have picked anybody," will.i.am tells Rolling Stone . "They could rock a million and get Cheap... More »

Worst (and Best) Super Bowl Halftime Shows

Maybe you're not excited for The Who, but it's better than Elvis Presto

(Newser) - Whether or not you're excited about the Who's Super Bowl halftime show, you know it will surely be better than some stinkers from years gone by. View some of the worst—and, for good measure, a couple of the best—in the gallery, or take a look at Peter Hartlaub's... More »

Sorry, Super Bowl, The Who's Super Old

Could CBS have picked a safer, whiter halftime act?

(Newser) - It was hard not to cringe when CBS announced that The Who would be playing the Super Bowl halftime show. “Could CBS have picked a more dated (and less diverse) act?” asks Don Hazen of AlterNet . Hazen was a big Who fan back in the day. “But that... More »

Lakers' Artest: 'I Used to Drink at Halftime'

Volatile star says he kept Hennessy in locker while with Bulls

(Newser) - Ron Artest drank cognac during games in his first few NBA seasons with the Chicago Bulls, the volatile forward tells the Sporting News . “I used to drink Hennessy … at halftime,” Artest, now 30 and with the Los Angeles Lakers, says. “I (kept it) in my... More »

The Who Bound for Super Bowl: Source

British band will rock halftime show, says source, but NFL won't confirm

(Newser) - The Who may be joining the ranks of recent Super Bowl performers Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, and Prince. A source tells Sports Illustrated the British rockers will play the Feb. 7 halftime show, but an NFL rep says only, “When we have something to announce, we’ll announce it.... More »

Springsteen Delivers Promised Halftime Party

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen looked into the camera tonight and told the people watching at home to "put the chicken fingers down and turn the television all the way up!" Then he proceeded to give the Super Bowl crowd and the millions watching on TV three high-energy Boss standards, with... More »

HS Benches Racy Dance Team

(Newser) - A Georgia high school dance team has been barred from practicing or performing this year after a provocative routine drew parents' ire, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The girls wore skimpy outfits while dancing atop chairs during halftime at a school basketball game. “The team will not perform for the... More »

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