Late-night talk shows rarely receive the much-sought after timeslots, but CBS has trusted their two brand new presenters with the task.
The network revealed on Wednesday (November 11th) that Colbert’s ‘The Late Show’ would broadcast live with a one-hour special after the fiftieth edition of the NFL showcase finishes on February 7th, 2016. It was also announced that James Corden, who has the programming timeslot directly after Colbert with ‘The Late Late Show’, will be getting the chance to broadcast a special edition of his show after the local news.
'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' is getting the coveted post-Super Bowl timeslot
If true, it would be the second time that the 'Uptown Funk!' singer has had the honour, following his performance in the 2014 edition.
Following his spot on one of the biggest pop hits of all time in the last 12 months, R&B / pop star Bruno Mars has apparently been asked by the NFL to perform during the Super Bowl half-time show for the second time in his career, according to reports by multiple media outlets.
Since he last took on the prestigious honour in 2014, Bruno has featured on Mark Ronson’s ginormo-hit ‘Uptown Funk!’, which has been almost certainly the biggest hit of the decade so far and spent an incredible 14 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. Insiders familiar with the situation are indicating on Wednesday (September 9th) that this extraordinary success has persuaded the NFL to extend their invitation for a second time.
Bruno Mars posing at the Super Bowl half-time show press conference back in 2014
The "Left Shark" incident was one of the most talked-about Super Bowl events in years, but Perry hasn't been able to make a case for the design of the costume to be trademarked.
Pop star Katy Perry has failed in a bid to register a “Left Shark” design as a trademark, in an attempt to cash in on the internet phenomenon sparked by her Super Bowl halftime show earlier this year.
Back in February, one of the singer’s two back-up dancers dressed as a cute cartoon shark seemed to have forgotten his choreography, throwing some rather erratic moves compared to the other. The incident was dubbed “Left Shark” and was the most talked-about event of the evening on social media, eclipsing the game itself and spawning a ton of internet memes.
Katy Perry applied to register "Left Shark" as a trademark
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The pop icon is strongly rumoured to be an integral part of the half-time entertainment for Super Bowl L next year.
It’s been barely a month since the drama of the 2015 Super Bowl, but gossip is already heating up as to what will be happening at next year’s game. Strong rumours indicate that Britney Spears will be performing the half-time show, and that she’s currently in talks with the NFL to flesh out the details.
An inside source close to Britney told the National Enquirer that the singer feels that it would be the right time to make a pop comeback, coming off the back of a successful residency in Las Vegas. “She’s ready to do something massive,” the source stated.
Britney is reportedly close to wrapping up a deal to perform at Super Bowl 50
Continue reading: Britney Spears Rumoured To Perform At Super Bowl Half Time Show In 2016
Perry's marvelously incompetent backing dancer from her Super Bowl show has sparked a huge internet reaction, but her lawyers are clamping down on intellectual property infringement.
Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show may have been an impressive display of mechanics and pyrotechnics, but the world of social media was captivated by something that she probably wouldn’t have wanted – a badly co-ordinated back-up dancer dressed as a shark.
‘Left Shark’, as the unfortunate moment has been dubbed, became an instant internet sensation, spawning hashtags, gifs, vines and memes in its hilarious wake. But Perry’s lawyers have slapped a ‘cease and desist’ demand on an internet vendor selling 3D-printed models of Left Shark. Otherwise, she’ll take a bite out of him (arf!)
Katy Perry's lawyers didn't see the funny side of a 3D sculpture of the infamous 'Left Shark'
Continue reading: Katy Perry's Lawyers Take A Bite Out Of 'Left Shark' Internet Vendor
Jimmy Fallon provided lots of laughs with his special filming of 'The Tonight Show'.
The Super Bowl XLIX was all anyone could talk about over the weekend - and it wasn't just about the epic win of the New England Patriots over the Seattle Seahawks. As per usual, this year provided some pretty hilarious highlights, most notably from 'The Tonight Show''s Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon provided the comedy at Super Bowl XLIX
Fallon was shooting a Super Bowl special for 'The Tonight Show', filming at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix for the first time in honour of the occasion. Despite special guests Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola and LeGarrette Blount of the Patriots making an appearance, Fallon did well to keep the attention on him with his admittedly impressive 'Super Bowl of Lip Sync Battles' skit.
Continue reading: Jimmy Fallon's Lip-Sync Battle Becomes Super Bowl XLIX Comedy Highlight
Cosmo DeNicola - Iconic Sports agent Leigh Steinberg hosts 28th annual Super Bowl party at Arizona Science Center Phoenix at Arizona Science Center - Phoenix, Arizona, United States - Saturday 31st January 2015
Both musical stars will be supporting Seattle over New England during Sunday's Super Bowl, for very different reasons.
Two of the live musical performers at this year’s Super Bowl have both intimated that they’ll be supporting the Seattle Seahawks this weekend. Katy Perry, who is set headline the halftime show, and Idina Menzel, who will sing the national anthem, have both expressed preferences for the Seahawks.
At Media Day ahead of Sunday afternoon’s showdown at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, Perry was the first to say that she’ll be rooting for the North-West team over the New England Patriots.
Perry is friends with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, and will be supporting them
Continue reading: Idina Menzel And Katy Perry Back The Seahawks For Super Bowl Victory
She will be joined by John Legend who will sing 'America The Beautiful'.
We're already hugely excited for the Super Bowl XLIX this February, but the announcement of who's going to be crooning out the National Anthem is the icing on the cake! 'Frozen' star Idina Menzel will be performing at the play-off, alongside John Legend.
Idina Menzel to sing the national anthem
Following the stunning performance of 'The Star Spangled Banner' at Super Bowl XLVIII last year by Renée Fleming, Idina Menzel has got a lot to live up to. Her incredible pipes on the world's favorite tune 'Let It Go' may have rocked the globe, but America's biggest football event has seen some unimaginable talent open the event in song in previous years, including Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson.
Continue reading: Idina Menzel Is Set To Sing The National Anthem At Super Bowl XLIX
The Demon of Screamin' will be playing over the Super Bowl weekend, but not during half time, unfortunately.
Steven Tyler is set to perform during the Super Bowl weekend – but not at the half time show. Instead, the former Aerosmith frontman will be playing at Rolling Stone magazine’s annual party held the night before the big game, according to the Wall Street Journal.
While the Super Bowl itself is set for February 1st at the University of Phoenix Stadium, the magazine will be holding a party with over a thousand guests in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 31st. It’s the fourth consecutive year that the publication is hosting this party, which will boost the profile of its marketing partners ahead of the game, watched by millions around the world.
Steven Tyler will perform at the Super Bowl - but not during half time
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Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay are the three contenders for the coveted show
The National Football League has taken the unprecedented step of asking potential performers at the Super Bowl Half Time show to ‘pay to play’. Traditionally, the NFL doesn’t pay those it selects for the highly desired spot. But this year, it has asked those artists on the shortlist – believed to be Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay – if they would be willing to donate a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the NFL, or some other type of financial contribution.
Katy Perry is one of the contenders for performing at the 49th Super Bowl next year
While this percentage is undisclosed, the request has met with a chilly reception from those artists’ representatives, according to insiders.
Continue reading: NFL Asks Super Bowl Half Time Acts To 'Pay To Play'
NFL Super Bowl XLVIII saw RHCP fake it...
“Hang on a minute, their guitars aren’t plugged in to anything” an eagle-eyed Super Bowl viewer probably said somewhere in America. And he/she was right: while Anthony Kiedis sang alongside main performer Bruno Mars live, the others were just faking it.
Flea an Anthony Kiedis watch a Lakers game
It took a couple days, but finally bassist Flea admitted what everyone already knew.
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Furniture store's Super Bowl bet goes south, fast.
A furniture store's Super Bowl bet - which promised that all items purchased over $6,000 would be refunded should the Denver Broncos lose to the Seattle Seahawks in New Jersey - has lost a local Houston man $7 million.
Peyton Manning Was Powerless To Stop the Seattle Seahawks Beating the Denver Broncos
Jim "Matresss Mack" McIngvale told customers that if underdogs Seattle turned over Peyton Manning's side, he would effectively give away all furniture sold in the last two weeks, for nothing.
Continue reading: Furniture Store's Super Bowl Bet Could Lose Businessman $7 Million
The response to Coca-Cola's Super Bowl spot was swift and terrible.
Super Bowl ads are a big deal, even if they don’t necessarily need to be – sometimes even more than the big game itself, it’s the ads that get talked about for days on end. So when Coca-Cola brought out it’s America Is Beautiful ad on Sunday, you can bet people had a lot to say. The ad is simple – it shows people of all sizes, ethnicities and social classes (the ad is even said to be the first Super Bowl spot depicting a couple of gay parents, go Coke!) playing, eating and, of course, drinking coke. It depicts beautiful vistas and is set to the tune of America the Beautiful, sung by several single voices in succession.
Therein lies the problem according to several social media aficionados. The song is sung in different languages – with English coming in at the beginning, the end and every so often within the song. Apparently, this was so shocking to certain people out there that they felt the need to tweet about it. Unlike America, the tweets weren’t always beautiful.
“WTF?” asked one post on Twitter. “@CocaCola has America the Beautiful being sung in different languages in a #SuperBowl commercial? We speak ENGLISH here, IDIOTS.”
Fleming's performance is receiving mixed reviews so far.
Although Renee Fleming’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner last night may have been slightly overshadowed by Bruno Mars’ half-time show, the soprano singer managed to shine none the less. Fleming’s appointment to open the game was an obvious departure from the NFL’s recent tradition to give the job to a pop singer – Fleming is an opera soprano and one of the most respected classical singers in the US, so she was bound to deliver a show-stopping performance. Most importantly, she didn’t mess up the lyrics, which is a step up from… other performances in recent memory.
Fleming's appointment to sing the anthem was a breakthrough for classical singers into a whole new market.
Fleming delivered a more poppy Star-Spangled Banner than one might expect from an opera singer. Even though she certainly sang with the kind of skill and control that can only be achieved through classical training, the embellishments she added to parts of the song sounded closer to a more disciplined Mariah Carey, than a straight-up classical singer.