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Super Bowl Halftime Show Star Announced

And it's Usher

(Newser) - When Super Bowl LVIII is played at Sin City's Allegiant Stadium next year, Usher will be ushering in halftime. A series of announcement videos from Apple Music, which is sponsoring the halftime show along with Roc Nation, feature various people (including Kim Kardashian , Odell Beckham Jr. , and even Usher...

Usher to Check Major Bucket List Item
Jay-Z Selects
Super Bowl Act

Jay-Z Selects Super Bowl Act

Usher says he's checking off a major bucket list item

(Newser) - Usher had said that he'd "be a fool" to turn down an invitation to perform during a Super Bowl halftime. So he's apparently demonstrated his good sense in accepting the gig. The show's sponsors announced Sunday that Usher Bowl will be the halftime headliner when the...

Dozens Complained to FCC About Rihanna's Halftime Show

Apparently some viewers found it too sexual

(Newser) - Of the 103 complaints made to the Federal Communications Commission regarding the Super Bowl, TMZ reports that "almost all of them" were regarding Rihanna's halftime show. Apparently quite a few viewers found it way too sexual, and made sure the FCC heard about it. At least two of...

Only Dude Not Watching the Super Bowl on Plane Goes Viral

Probably because he was watching 'Hitch'

(Newser) - Picture it: It's Super Bowl Sunday! Only instead of inhaling your entire 2023 allotment of bad party food while yelling at a big screen, you're stuck on an airplane with just plain bad food and a tiny screen (no yelling allowed—the FAA is sensitive about these things)....

Rihanna Reveals She's Pregnant at Super Bowl Halftime Show

Rep confirms the news after the show

(Newser) - Fans went wild—those who were watching in person as well as, judging from the social media reaction, those who were watching at home—for Rihanna's halftime show at Sunday night's Super Bowl, her first live performance in seven years . Not only did the singer wow with her...

Super Bowl Halftime Show: Rihanna's First Live Event in 7 Years

Chris Stapleton will handle the national anthem

(Newser) - A halftime show that Rihanna promises will be “jam-packed” will sit at the center of the celebrity supplements to Super Bowl 57. But the 13-minute mini-extravaganza, her first live event in seven years, is only one part of the entertainment sideshow surrounding Sunday's big game between the Philadelphia...

Rihanna Signs Up for Super Bowl
Super Bowl Has Its Halftime Act

Super Bowl Has Its Halftime Act

Rihanna will headline show in Arizona

(Newser) - The drama involving the selection of the headliner for the next Super Bowl's halftime show is over, but the hype is just beginning. Rihanna will take the stage Feb. 12 in Arizona, per the Hollywood Reporter . An NFL executive welcomed the singer with a statement calling her "a...

Taylor Swift Fans Read Between Lines on NFL News

Many think league dropped a hint that she will perform at the Super Bowl show

(Newser) - To be clear, the NFL has not announced who is performing at halftime of the next Super Bowl. But fans of Taylor Swift think the league dropped a major hint that Swift herself will get the honors, reports Sports Illustrated . It's pure speculation at this point, but the NFL...

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
Provides a
Cultural Lesson

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 , 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 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'
Justin Timberlake
'Has Nothing to Say'

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...

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