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Adam Levine Has Message for His Critics

Thank you, writes Maroon 5 singer

(Newser) - The reviews of the Super Bowl halftime show anchored by Maroon 5 haven't exactly been stellar. "Designed to be forgotten" is the headline of a review at the Atlantic , one voicing a typical sentiment. But lead singer Adam Levine seems to be taking it in stride. "We... More »

Halftime Show Sticks to Music

Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi perform

(Newser) - The Super Bowl halftime show is in the books, without controversy on the stage. Maroon 5 took the stage at Super Bowl LIII, with help from Travis Scott and Big Boi. All three performers kept things politics-free, notes Fox News . "Amid the lights and fire and explosions, the acts... More »

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... More »

Maroon 5 Solves Its Super Bowl Problem

The band gets Travis Scott and Big Boi as guest artists

(Newser) - The search is over: Maroon 5 finally found someone who'll play with them at the Super Bowl LIII halftime gig, TMZ reports. Word emerged Sunday that Maroon 5 will headline and Travis Scott and Big Boi will perform Feb. 3 as guest artists. Seems the NFL's anthem controversy... More »

Maroon 5's Super Bowl Worries Take New Turn

The band is asking for a side act. Interested?

(Newser) - With the NFL's anthem controversy still swirling, Maroon 5 has a problem: Who will perform with them at halftime? The band has approached several stars but can't get a yes. "Nobody wants to be associated with it," an insider tells Variety . Cardi B, Andre Benjamin, Mary... More »

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,... More »

High School Band Show Shocks With Cops at Gunpoint

Pics of Mississippi high school band's performance circulate on social media

(Newser) - A high school band's halftime performance showing police being held at gunpoint is fueling anger in a Mississippi city dealing with the recent killings of two officers, the AP reports. Pictures of the Forest Hill High School band's performance that circulated on social media (see a photo at... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

Did Lady Gaga Pull a Fast One at the Super Bowl?

Opening with 'This Land Is Your Land' may have been political 'dog whistle'

(Newser) - Despite anticipation that Lady Gaga would make some kind of political statement during the Super Bowl halftime show, the pop star appeared to play nice , a performance of the LGBT-friendly "Born This Way" aside. Even prominent conservatives hailed her "apolitical" show, the Washington Post notes, with tweeted praise... More »

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 »

Beyonce Backlash: 'Race-Baiting' Act Spawns a Protest

Protest planned for Feb. 16 outside NFL's NYC headquarters

(Newser) - Red Lobster may be one of Beyonce's newest fans , but her Super Bowl halftime performance—which featured Bey and entourage dressed in Black Panther-like attire dancing in an "X" shape in tribute to Malcolm X, Time notes—is being slammed as "hate speech" and is now the... 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 »

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 »

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