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NFL Says It Knew Eminem Would Take a Knee

Reports before the game suggested otherwise

(Newser) - Eminem caused a social media buzz when he took a knee during the Super Bowl halftime show . It seemed to be a clear show of support for exiled QB Colin Kaepernick , and all the more interesting because of reports before the game—notably in Puck —that the NFL had...

Super Bowl Halftime Show Had 2 Surprise Guests

50 Cent and Anderson .Paak joined the headliners

(Newser) - The Super Bowl LVI halftime show was already epic with the five known performers—Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar—but when the time came around for it Sunday, two surprise guests joined in. Rapper 50 Cent performed his hit "In Da Club,"...

There'll Be No 'I' Onstage for Next Super Bowl Halftime

Team effort will include Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar

(Newser) - Five big names will team up for the next Super Bowl halftime show, taking the stage together for the first time. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar will form a hip-hop supergroup for the event in Inglewood, California, on Feb. 13, the Los Angeles Times...

Super Bowl Halftime Headliner Is Revealed

The Weeknd will do the honors in Tampa in February

(Newser) - The NFL has announced this season's headliner for the Super Bowl halftime show: It's the Weeknd, reports ESPN . The game is scheduled to be played Feb. 7 in Tampa, Florida, though the stadium will likely be only 20% full because of the pandemic, notes People . No word yet...

Shakira's Tongue Provides a Cultural Lesson
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Shakira's Tongue Provides a Cultural Lesson

People missed the significance of her 'tongue thing' during halftime show

(Newser) - At one point during her Super Bowl halftime performance, Shakira looked straight into a TV camera and got the world talking about her tongue. Watch it here . The musical moment quickly became, in the words of CNN , the meme of the night. But many of those initial memes didn't...

Rihanna Explains the Thing She 'Couldn't Dare Do'

It relates to the Super Bowl

(Newser) - Maroon 5 rocked the stage at Super Bowl LIII, but only after other performers refused the gig with Colin Kaepernick in mind. Rihanna was one of them and, months later, she has no regrets. "I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people,...

These Are Your 2020 Super Bowl Performers

J.Lo, Shakira to rock the halftime stage

(Newser) - Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are going to bring the heat to the 2020 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show, the AP reports. NFL, Pepsi, and Roc Nation announced Thursday that the superstar performers, who have released music in Spanish and English since the 1990s, will perform on February 2 at Hard...

Amid Super Bowl Flap, a Message From Adam Levine

Maroon 5 singer says he thought hard about halftime show, those angry at him 'will be heard'

(Newser) - "We got you." Per ET.com , that's Adam Levine's cryptic message on what he and Maroon 5 will do Sunday during the Super Bowl LIII halftime show, a performance the band is getting a lot of flak for from fans angered by the NFL's treatment...

Petition: Spongebob Must Sing at Halftime

A fan petitions the NFL

(Newser) - Spongebob Squarepants' creator may be gone, but he's far from forgotten. A fan's petition has garnered nearly 300,000 signatures as of this writing asking the NFL to have "Sweet Victory" performed at the next halftime show, Fox News reports. Spongebob performed the '80s-style power ballad...

48K Sign Petition Urging Maroon 5 to Turn Down Super Bowl

Because of NFL's treatment of Colin Kaepernick

(Newser) - Thousands of people are not on board with Maroon 5 headlining the Super Bowl halftime show . At least 48,541 people, to be exact. That's how many people, as of this writing, had signed a Change.org petition asking the band to drop out of the performance. But no,...

Here's Your (Alleged) 2019 Super Bowl Halftime Act

Maroon 5 will perform at the big game, sources claim

(Newser) - Two sources tell Variety the Super Bowl LIII halftime act has been chosen, and it's Maroon 5. Another source tells Us , "The offer has been extended and they’ve pretty much accepted," while ETOnline says the band is the "frontrunner" to perform. The band itself, fronted...

Justin Timberlake 'Has Nothing to Say'
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Justin Timberlake 'Has Nothing to Say'

But that didn't stop him from saying it over and over in weak show, writes reviewer Mikael Wood

(Newser) - Reviews of Justin Timberlake's halftime show Sunday have generally not been kind, and Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times delivers a particularly devastating line: "This guy has nothing to say and just won't stop saying it." The sentiment applies not just to the halftime show...

Timberlake's Halftime Show Includes Selfie in the Stands

But no Prince hologram, as rumored

(Newser) - Justin Timberlake paid tribute to Prince during his Super Bowl halftime performance with a cover of "I Will Die 4 U," but there was no hologram of the late superstar. Instead, Timberlake sang as footage of Prince projected onto a long screen in the middle of the stadium,...

540K FCC Complaints Won't Keep Him From Super Bowl

Justin Timberlake will perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in February

(Newser) - Fourteen years after "Nipplegate," the NFL is ready to have Justin Timberlake back for the Super Bowl Halftime Show. The singer—who accidentally exposed Janet Jackson's right breast to half the nation in 2004's notorious "wardrobe malfunction"—made the announcement in a Tonight Show...

Here's the Super Bowl Halftime Frontrunner

Justin Timberlake is rumored to return

(Newser) - The NFL has yet to announce the headliner of the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime show, but all signs point to a returning act: Justin Timberlake. Sources tell Page Six and Variety that Timberlake has agreed to return to the Super Bowl stage in February, following the release of a rumored...

Lady Gaga Is Not Having It With Body Shamers

'I'm proud of my body,' she writes after Super Bowl performance

(Newser) - Whether Lady Gaga made a political statement was one big topic of conversation following her Super Bowl performance . Another? How she looked. "I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I'm proud of my body and you should be proud of yours...

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...

NFL Reveals Next Super Bowl Halftime Star

Lady Gaga is back after singing anthem last year

(Newser) - "It's not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA," Lady Gaga tweeted on Thursday. The NFL and Pepsi confirmed that Lady Gaga will star in the halftime show next Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston, the AP reports. Gaga, whose...

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...

Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Beyonce Dazzle at Bowl
 Coldplay, Bruno Mars, 
 Beyonce Dazzle at Bowl 
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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,...

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