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Monday
Feb072011

Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash Deliver Super Bowl Halftime Show

Photo Courtesy - WireImage/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- The Black Eyed Peas delivered a Super Bowl halftime performance at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas Sunday, marking the first time a pop act took to the stage since Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson's now infamous 2004 “wardrobe malfunction” performance.

The Black Eyed Peas opened their 12-minute set by being lowered from the rafters on individual pedestals attached to cables and launching into a medley of their hits, beginning with “I Gotta Feeling.”  The group was surrounded by clusters of dancers in white bodysuits as they performed.

The Peas then segued into “Boom Boom Pow” as dancers around them on the field appeared, decked out in neon LED outfits apparently borrowed from the set of Tron: Legacy.  The dancers formed various designs, including large arrows.

The set continued with former Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash rising through the stage floor on a platform and accompanying Fergie in a rendition of his former band’s hit “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”  The Prairie View A&M Marching Band then added some horns for the Peas’ tune "Pump It.”  That was followed by the hip hop group’s fifth song of the set, “Let’s Get It Started.”

Usher was then lowered onto the stage by a chain.  He danced a choreographed routine with several dancers, and then was joined by will.i.am to perform his hit “OMG.”

The stage then spelled out the word “LOVE” as the Peas performed “Where Is the love?”  The dancers surrounding the stage were bathed in red light and a large number of them formed a large heart.  Will adjusted the lyrics on the 2003 hit with lines like, “Obama, let’s get these educated.”

The Peas then performed their single “The Time (Dirty Bit)” with several backup dancers wearing cubes on their heads.  The group ended the halftime set the same way they started it, with “I Gotta Feeling.”

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Sunday
Feb062011

'Roommate' Wins Slow Box Office Weekend 

Image Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The big winners at the box office this weekend were big losers just about everywhere else.

Horror film The Roommate, starring Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl fame, came in first notching $15.6 million, and in a distant second was James Cameron's Sanctum grossing $9.2 million.

Despite their relative successes on the silver screen, the movies tanked with reviewers across the country.

Movie rankings aggregator RottenTomatoes.com reported that only 9 percent of critics nationwide recommended The Roommate, which details two women living together in a college dorm. One roommate, played by Minka Kelly, becomes suspicious of the other, Meester, and believes her life is in danger.

Sanctum, Cameron's latest project since 2009's Avatar, scored just a 29 percent approval rating on RottenTomatoes. The film follows five divers exploring an underwater cave when it is besieged by a cyclone and they try to escape.

Overall, box office revenues have been down for 13 straight weeks. Super Bowl weekend is also typically slow as moviegoers eschew the lure of the theater in favor of the NFL's championship game.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Feb022011

Preview Clip of 'Glee' Post-Super Bowl Episode Posted Online

Photo Courtesy - 20th Century Fox(NEW YORK) -- If you can't wait until Sunday to see what Glee has in store for its post-Super Bowl episode, Entertainment Weekly is offering a sneak peek on its website.

The magazine has posted a one-minute clip of the opening dance number.  A group of Cheerios wearing Katy Perry-style purple wigs dance in a gym to Perry's hit "California Gurls" while some other Cheerios, wearing bikini tops and skirts, twirl fire batons.  Two of the girls even have fire shooting out of cones attached to their chests while in the background, bicyclists perform stunts on ramps.  The clip ends with an unimpressed Sue Sylvester, played by Jane Lynch, declaring, "I'm bored."

The number was shot with the hope that male football fans won't change the channel after the Super Bowl is over.  Producer Brad Falchuck tells Entertainment Weekly, "We put stuff in there understanding that there are a lot of dudes who watch the Super Bowl."

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Monday
Jan312011

Lea Michele of 'Glee' to Sing "America the Beautiful" at Super Bowl

Photo Courtesy - Kevin Winter/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- You don't have to wait until the Super Bowl is over to get your Glee fix.

According to published reports, show star Lea Michele will sing "America the Beautiful" before the big game.  Faith Hill, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Marc Anthony, Ray Charles and Vicki Carr are the only other acts who've performed "America the Beautiful" at football's big game.

Christina Aguilera will sing the national anthem and The Black Eyed Peas will provide the halftime entertainment.

The Super Bowl is set to air live from Dallas on Fox Feb. 6.  A special episode of Glee will air after the game.

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Wednesday
Jan262011

Report: Justin Bieber to Star in Best Buy Super Bowl Ad

Photo Courtesy - Island DefJam/RBMG/SchoolBoy(NEW YORK) -- Justin Bieber will appear in a Best Buy commercial during coverage of the upcoming Super Bowl, according to USA Today.

The report says Best Buy will announce Wednesday that Justin will appear with Ozzy Osbourne in a spot that will air during the third quarter of Super Bowl 45.  USA Today says details of the 30-second commercial have not been revealed.  The ad was filmed earlier this month at Universal Studios.

Best Buy marketing chief Drew Panayiotou says signing Bieber for the ad is part of the company’s effort to reach out to younger customers.

Panayiotou explains, “Justin Bieber is the biggest star out there, but that’s not why he’s in the spot.  He symbolically represents something important to the brand message.”

Best Buy is not saying how much Bieber is being paid for doing the commercial, but people involved in celebrity endorsement deals estimate it’s at least $1 million.

Super Bowl 45 takes place Feb. 6.

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Thursday
Jan132011

Christina Aguilera to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl 

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto | RCA Records(NEW YORK) -- The NFL hasn't announced it yet, but sources tell ABC News Radio that Christina Aguilera will perform the national anthem at this year's Super Bowl, which will be held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Feb. 6.  It's already been announced that the Black Eyed Peas are playing the halftime show.

Christina last performed at the Super Bowl back in 2000, as part of a Disney-themed halftime show that also featured Enrique Iglesias, Phil Collins and Toni Braxton. Last year's Super Bowl anthem singer was Carrie Underwood.

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Monday
Nov222010

Black Eyed Peas Reportedly Booked for Super Bowl Halftime Show

Photo Courtesy - Interscope Records(DALLAS) -- Rumors have been swirling since September that the Black Eyed Peas will be rocking out on stage for the 2011 Super Bowl halftime show.  But now, the Dallas Morning News says that a "source close to the NFL" has confirmed that the Peas have landed the gig.

An official spokesman for the NFL had no comment and when Billboard asked Will.I.Am, he wouldn't confirm it, either.  However, he did tell Billboard that the Peas would be honored to get the gig, and added, "We're Americans.  Some of those cats [who played the Super Bowl] weren't even Americans. I love The Rolling Stones.  I love U2.  I love The Who....but this would be Americans...this generation.  When those cats played the Super Bowl, their songs weren't on the Top 40 at that time.  So it's like, 'Wow, our songs are on the radio, and we're in that company.'  That's a sign that tells us where we can go with our career."

Should the Peas play the Super Bowl, which takes place Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium, it would mark a shift away from the veteran acts who've dominated the slot ever since Janet Jackson's notorious "wardrobe malfunction" in 2004.  Since then, Paul McCartney, the Stones, the Who, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and Prince have all performed.

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Oct072010

"Glee" Creator Says Springsteen & MJ Rumors Are Just That 

Photo Courtesy - 20th Century FoxThe news that Glee plans to do a special post-Super Bowl tribute episode has had people guessing which artist's music is going to get the nod.  The rumors have mostly focused on either Michael Jackson or, most recently, Bruce Springsteen, but Glee creator Ryan Murphy says neither of those names are accurate.

He tells E! Online, "I still haven't figured out who I want to do. I feel like everyone's already talking about Michael Jackson or Springsteen or Prince, but I want to do something that no one would suspect.  Just some random person, I don't know."

Murphy added that he has "a couple feelers" out to a few artists, and they've all said yes, leaving him in a quandary.  He says, "Now I have to choose, and I don't know who I want."

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