You can’t have a Super Bowl without some controversy. Was Beyonce’s performance too sexy? Her clothes “Too risqué? Some say so! Not everyone feels that the halftime act was family-friendly enough for the biggest football game of the year.
Meanwhile, Beyonce demanded changes be made to the halftime show at the 11th hour. Her final decision was to eliminate a Destiny’s Child song. The other two had no choice but to go along with Queen B. The performance could be only 15-minutes long. But the original idea of singing “Bills Bills Bills” seemed to drag the show down. Beyonce knew she’d finish with her even slower anthem “Halo.” So late into rehearsals, Bey scrapped the Destiny’s child song and told her old bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams that they’d be sharing a verse from “Single Ladies.” What resulted was the briefest reunion concert ever.
Don't bet the mortgage on this, but the "New York Post" claims there might not even be a Super Bowl Halftime show next year, because it's going to be too cold. The game is taking place at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey
Shakira is introducing the world to her new son Milan. The singer posted a photo of the two-week-old with his daddy on the UNICEF website, where the charity is accepting donations in honor of the tot’s arrival. “To celebrate the arrival of our first child, we hope that, in his name, other less privileged children in the world can have their basic needs covered through gifts and donations,” the couple wrote. “Thank you for sharing this unforgettable moment with us.”
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Bar Refaeli says kissing that guy in the Go Daddy Super Bowl commercial was HER dream come true…quote, "I always wanted to go to a club filled with people, look around and choose the most unlikely guy that I will ever kiss or pay attention to and kiss him in front of everyone so he will be very happy. For me it was making my dream come true." It took 65 TAKES to get the ad right…something that apparently neither one of them minded. She also said he's a "very very good kisser".
If you thought you recognized the guy in the ad, you were probably right. His name is Jessee Heiman, and he's become known as the "World's Greatest Extra", because he's been in TONS of movies and TV shows…mostly in uncredited parts. They include the original "Spider-Man", "Old School", "The Social Network", "Glee", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Arrested Development" and "NCIS", just to name a few. Heiman says the ad has changed his life…people are tweeting him, girls are asking for dates, and his agent's phone has been ringing off the hook.
Sunday's Super Bowl attracted a HUGE audience, but it fell short of last year's all-time record. An estimated 108.4 MILLION people watched the game. That's down about three million from last year's game. The Giants beat the Patriots in that one, 21-to-17. Even though this ends a three-year streak of record-setting ratings…Sunday's game still stands as the THIRD most-watched TV program of ALL TIME.
The odds are already out on which teams are most likely to make NEXT YEAR'S Super Bowl. The Patriots are the favorite at 7 to 1, followed by the 49ers and the Broncos at 8 to 1. This year's champs, the Baltimore Ravens, are tied with the Houston Texans for FIFTH place with 14 to 1 odds. The ultimate long shots are the Jaguars and the Raiders, at 150 to 1.
Bill Maher called Donald Trump out over his vendetta against President Obama by jokingly offering to give $5 million to charities of Trump's choice if he could prove his father wasn't an orangutan. Well, Trump produced his birth certificate, and now he wants that money. Yesterday, he even SUED Maher for it. He claims he has an "obligation" to his chosen charities to collect the money
Here’s a home for ya. The house from the original 1984 version of "A Nightmare on Elm Street" is up for sale for "only" $2.1 million. The house is in Hollywood's Spaulding Square neighborhood. Sadly, it's not actually on Elm Street…it's on Genesee Avenue. But the house number, 1428, is the same as in the movie. The house was also used in a couple of sequels. On the outside, the house looks pretty similar to how it did back then…but it's a lot more modern on the inside. Click here to see pics.
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Robin Williams is returning to TV…more than 30 years after "Mork & Mindy" ended its run. CBS is developing a sitcom called "Crazy Ones", which will star Robin as "an advertising executive working alongside his daughter." The show seems like a strong candidate to make CBS' schedule next fall. One website claims Robin's real life daughter Zelda Williams will play his character's daughter…but they're the only ones reporting that right now, so it could be a mistake. And yes she apparently got her name from the video game.
On tv tonight…. “Betty White's Second Annual 90th Birthday Special" on NBC. Betty White celebrates her 91st birthday with Bill Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Sean Hayes, Bill Clinton, Vicki Lawrence, Valerie Bertinelli and Larry King. Music Guest: Blake Shelton.
If you ask Billy Joel if he's ready for a comeback, he'll tell you…well, NO. Billy, who will turn 64 in May, tells "Rolling Stone", quote, "I had to get hip replacements in both hips. And now slowly but surely I'm kinda getting back to normal. I'd say I'm 85%. I can walk OK. I can't run like I used to." Billy is open and realistic about getting older. He says, quote, "Honestly, I'm not as good as I used to be. I'm not as athletic as I used to be. I don't jump off the piano anymore…that didn't help my hips, either. My voice has changed. It's lowered." Billy hasn't released a new rock album in 20 years and he doesn't see himself writing another one. He says, quote, "I like to say I broke up with me. The singer broke up with the songwriter and the performer didn't want to work with the piano player anymore."
Octomom Nadya Suleman misplaced one of her kids last week. According to TMZ, police were called to Suleman’s home Thursday because she believed her seven-year-old son hadn’t been dropped off by the school bus. School authorities were concerned about the call because the child’s bus driver insisted he dropped the kid off at his usual time, and that Suleman was there to greet him. The school called the police who visited Suleman’s home, but by the time they got there she had found the kid sleeping in his bedroom. She told cops she didn’t remember meeting him at the bus.