You’re going to hear Katy Perry roar, alright! According to reports, the singer has been chosen to play the halftime show at Super Bowl XLIX. I guess that means that Weird Al Yankovic is out…boo!
Both Billboard and the New York Post cite sources as saying the “California Gurls” singer will perform at the big game, which will be held on Feb. 1, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
“A deal is being hammered out for Katy to play the Super Bowl,” an entertainment insider told the Post.
Perry’s case may have been helped by a memorable appearance last week on ESPN’s “College Game Day,” in which she wore her own fluffy jersey and cracked corn dog jokes about LSU fans.
However, Perry also took a shot at the NFL during the appearance in the wake of a Wall Street Journal report that said the league had approached Perry, Coldplay and Rihanna about playing the halftime show, but wanted them to pay to do so.
Perry said on “Game Day” that she’s definitely not cool with the scheme. “I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl,” she said.
Are you excited to see her perform at the halftime show?
Model Gisele Bundchen was spotted leaving the Alexander Wangfashion show in New York City. She made a surprise appearance over the weekend on the runway during New York’s Fashion Week.
The supermodel was intentionally left off the roster. She closed the Alexander Wang show, strutting her stuff to crowds of cheering fans.
Gisele has remained out of the limelight since her comments following her husband’s Super Bowl loss.
In a video captured by theinsider.com after the game, Bundchen said, “My husband cannot (expletive) throw the ball and catch the ball at the same time. I can’t believe they dropped the ball so many times.”
Christina Aguilera stopped by the ‘Ellen Degeneres Show’ and opened up about her now-famous Super Bowl performance in an interview that will air today.
She said, “I had been singing that song my entire life. I was the youngest anthem singer in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. I sang for the “Steelers” when I was this big (as a child.) I think 7 or 8 years old. I would sing for them. I think had a moment where I was at the “Super bowl” at 30 years old. I took in the moment a little bit too much. Shoot me for appreciating the moment but here I am at the “Super bowl”…singing for a team and in front of the world. And remembering what it was like to be that young and look where I made it now. And then it was like, oh. That night I knew, I just made myself a Trivial Pursuit question…In 2011 what female singer, ya know, flubbed the lyrics. It’s just insane. But I have a really good laugh about it and you get over things. You get back up again and you just prove to yourself and to everyone you that much stronger.”
Gotta feel for the girl. I can’t image the pressure of singing the National Anthem in front of millions of people. It’s bad enough to mess it up – but even worse to be crucified in public for it!
Who would have thought the worst part of the Super Bowl would have been the Black Eyed Peas half time show? It was terrible, that’s what most news outlets are reporting.
There was a lot of effort put into the show – but it didn’t really pay off. The end result looked as if they were trying too hard. There were a few microphone issues – and a few lyrics issues. I wish they would have gone out there and done something exciting and new. It just fell flat, in my opinion.
They sang songs that we’re all tired of, by now. I found myself saying – “Ugh, not this song again!”. Usher made a one-song appearance, and Slash came onstage long enough for Fergie to butcher “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” It was painful to watch.
From Pop Eater: “There is little doubt that this will go down in the history books as a massive fail. There is a reason that legends like The Who and The Rolling Stones serve a Super Bowl audience well. They know what they’re doing in a Texas-sized stadium. Let’s see what they’re doing next year.”
From the Washington Post: “Sweet Child O’ Mine” will now forever be associated with Fergie doing a half-hearted snake dance with furry man-creature Slash. Somewhere, Axl Rose is weeping.”