Yesterday, while performing at a LA show, we reported that Adele said she turned down the opportunity to perform at 2017’s Super Bowl halftime show, but the NFL and halftime show sponsor Pepsi are DENYING that an official offer was ever put on the table. Now, I’m wont to believe Adele, but why would Pepsi and the NFL deny asking Adele to perform? Seems weird.
On Sunday, the NFL and Pepsi released the following joint statement:
“The NFL and Pepsi are big fans of Adele. We have had conversations with several artists about the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. However, we have not at this point extended a formal offer to Adele or anyone else. We are focused on putting together a fantastic show for Houston and we look forward to revealing that in good time.”
Hmmm, what’s the deal with this? I guess we’ll find out who they chose on Feb. 5, 2017, when the show airs?
Adele set the record straight on Saturday, August 14, when she told a bunch of Los Angelinos at a concert that she will NOT be performing at the Super Bowl next February…and her reason? It’s pretty adorable.
“First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” she told the audience. “I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don’t really … I can’t dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I did say no. I’m sorry. Maybe next time, for my next album, because I’m going to do a dance album next time. So maybe I’ll do it then.”
The 28-year-old songstress was referring to reports by the UK’s Sun that “organizers are doing absolutely everything they can to try to persuade her to sign up” which might be true, or not. Either way, she’s shutting it down.
With Adele out, who do YOU think will be this Superbowl’s halftime show?! WEIGH IN BELOW!
Two pieces of bad news for The Good Wife fans: The Good Wife was not on during its regularly scheduled time, and the show announced during the Super Bowl that this season was to be its last!
Julianna Margulies and her team slipped an intense commercial into Superbowl 50’s programming, confirming that the current seventh season of the Emmy-winning series will be the last, and you can check out the trailer below for what’s in store. Ever since TGW became a one-woman show somewhere in Season Six, it lost the ensemble feel that made it a hit. Still, I’m sure there will be some surprise re-emergences in this final season.
After Coldplay’s G rated yawnfest and Bruno Mars‘ being all predictable in his leather pajamas, I gotta say, Beyonce– but more importantly her backup dancers- gave us the most interesting and provocative show last night. The dangers made a stirring political statement during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, as their outfits appear to be a tribute to the Black Panther movement and their “Justice 4 Mario Woods” sign reinforced their political edge.
Bey was flanked by backup dancers who wore berets, black leather and all raised their first, symbolic of the Panthers (albeit they did so next to Tina Knowles, arguably, uh, NOT such a provocative political figure). Below are some of the dancers posing with that sign I talked about that that read “Justice 4 Mario Woods,” the man shot and killed by San Francisco cops.
Bold sign to hold in SF- and a bold choice on the part of Bey’s camp. I LOVE IT!