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Adele Has Great Reason for Saying No to Super Bowl

'I mean, come on, that show is not about music'

(Newser) - Those tabloid rumors that Super Bowl LI viewers would get a "hello" from Adele at halftime appear to have been unfounded. That according to the singer herself, who on Saturday told concertgoers at LA's Staples Center that she's not doing the Super Bowl. Her explanation as reported... More »

Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Beyonce Dazzle at Bowl

Halftime show is up-tempo, colorful, and kinda crazed

(Newser) - Coldplay kicked off a jubilant and colorful Super Bowl halftime show with lead singer Chris Martin appearing to spend most of the time in mid-air, the Guardian reports. They performed "Yellow," "Viva La Vida," and "Adventure of a Lifetime" as people around them played violins,... More »

Coldplay Getting Giant Star Assist at Halftime Show

Beyonce will join the band

(Newser) - The naming of the headline act elicited groans , but this might help: Beyonce will join Coldplay during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show next month, reports Us Weekly . The best bet is that she'll join the band on "Hymn for the Weekend," a song on which she... More »

America Groans Over NFL's Pick for Super Bowl Headliner

Coldplay is 'dull, soulless dad rock'

(Newser) - Coldplay will try to outshine Left Shark, er, Katy Perry during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. The NFL has named the British band the musical headliner of the big game on Feb. 7, per the Wall Street Journal . The show will come two months after the release of Coldplay'... 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 Lets Out 'Roar' at Halftime

But did she diss Taylor Swift?

(Newser) - Did Katy Perry diss Taylor Swift , or just let out a huge roar? The pop princess emerged for her Super Bowl halftime show in a flaming dress riding an enormous mechanical beast and singing her hit song "Roar," reports the New York Times' Super Bowl Blog . As she... 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 Halftime Star: Katy Perry

NBC confirms 'Roar' singer will headline Feb. 1

(Newser) - Katy Perry will join the exclusive club of stars to take the stage at the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1, NBC confirmed last night, in what the AP calls the fourth pick in a row aimed at younger performers and audiences. It's also a savvy pick, writes... 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 »

NFL to Would-Be Halftime Acts: Pay Up

League looking for money, with Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Rihanna the finalists

(Newser) - Coldplay, Katy Perry, and Rihanna: One of them will headline next year's Super Bowl halftime show, and it might just come down to whoever is willing to shell out for the privilege. Citing "people familiar with the matter," the Wall Street Journal reports that the NFL, in... More »

Flea: Chili Peppers Faked It at Super Bowl

But Flea has a pretty good reason why

(Newser) - The Red Hot Chili Peppers weren't playing their instruments when they joined Bruno Mars for a Super Bowl halftime show watched by a record 115 million people , bassist Flea confirmed after photos surfaced on Vulture of him onstage with an unplugged guitar. In an open letter , he explains that... More »

Singer MIA to NFL: I'm the One Who's Unwholesome?

She flipped the middle finger in 2012, and league wants $1.5M: Hollywood Reporter

(Newser) - Remember when M.I.A. flipped the middle finger at the end of her 2012 Super Bowl halftime performance? Yeah, lots of people don't remember, or at least don't care anymore, including the FCC and NBC. But that's decidedly not the case with the NFL. The Hollywood... More »

Super Bowl Halftime Act: Bruno Mars

NFL announces singer will headline this year's big game

(Newser) - Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl. The NFL made the announcement ahead of the kickoff of games today, with Mars joined by FOX co-host Terry Bradshaw and analyst Michael Strahan in Times Square. The league's championship game will be played Feb. 2 at MetLife... More »

Quest to Squash Beyonce Photos a Hilarious Failure

Rep wanted them removed from BuzzFeed

(Newser) - Pro tip for celebrity publicists: If you try to get a website to remove "unflattering" pictures of your client, it won't end well. Case in point: Beyonce's rep contacted BuzzFeed after the site ran the 33 "fiercest" photos from her Super Bowl halftime show, complaining that... More »

Beyonce: Yeah, I Sang Along to Recorded Track, but ...

She belts out a live rendition of national anthem for reporters

(Newser) - Beyonce put the lip-sync controversy to bed once and for all today, explaining that she did indeed sing along to a pre-recorded track of the national anthem at the inauguration. But she opened the news conference in epic fashion, asking reporters to stand and then belting out a flawless rendition... More »

This Season's Super Bowl Halftime Show: Beyonce

And the Golden Globes will be hosted by Tina Fey, Amy Poehler

(Newser) - Beyoncé sang the national anthem at the 2004 Super Bowl, but she has yet to perform at the iconic halftime show—until 2013, according to an AP source who says she's slated to take the stage this time around. An official announcement is expected tomorrow. This season's Super... More »

Enough With the Outrage Over MIA's Middle Finger

It was hardly the most offensive thing about the Super Bowl: Sasha Frere-Jones

(Newser) - NBC, the NFL, and MIA herself have now all apologized for the singer's middle finger incident at the Super Bowl—but why? "Unless somebody was handing out Xanax with the foam fingers, Lucas Oil Stadium was ringing with the music of profanities" during the game, writes Sasha Frere-Jones... More »

Madonna's Payment for Halftime Show? $0

...As has pretty much everyone who's ever done it

(Newser) - How much does it cost to book a world-famous musical act like Madonna? Not a dime, if you're organizing the Super Bowl. The Material Girl will be performing gratis on Sunday, but that's not unusual, Forbes explains: Super Bowl halftime performers almost never get paid. "This is... More »

This Year's Super Bowl to Be Rocked By...

The Material Girl herself

(Newser) - After weeks of rumors , the NFL and NBC confirmed last night that Madonna will perform at this season's Super Bowl halftime show. And the Feb. 5 performance is sure to be a spectacle, because the AP reports she's collaborating with Cirque du Soleil on her act. New York... More »

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