In a decision thematically consistent with the rest of 2017, Justin Timberlake will be returning to the Super Bowl Halftime Show stage on February 4 in Minneapolis as headlining act, this time sans Janet Jackson.
In the wake of 2004's Super Bowl XXXVIII—the one in which Janet Jackson’s exposed nipple stopped the world dead in its tracks—Justin Timberlake threw Janet Jackson under the bus repeatedly. He showed up at the Grammys a few days later (a ceremony Janet was initially supposed to appear at but was disinvited when the…
As usual, we FOIAed the Federal Communications Commission for viewer complaints about the Super Bowl, specifically Lady Gaga’s halftime show. Good news! Only two people were offended enough to write in. Bad news—Here’s one of them:
My timeline kept tweeting about P!nk as Lady Gaga commenced the airborne, acrobatic beginning of her Super Bowl Halftime performance, but I was imagining something else, perhaps a bit darker: the flight of Spider-Man on Broadway, notoriously ill-fated but uniquely imagined by director Julie Taymor.
Lady Gaga did not deliver the middle finger to Trump that was semi-expected at her Super Bowl halftime performance, but she did sing gay rights anthem “Born This Way” in front of a country whose rights seem to be receding by the moment. She also sung it in front of Vice President Mike Pence, who was there.
One of the many underlying and righteous themes of Hamilton, as you no doubt know, is its emphasis on immigrants like Alexander Hamilton for the continued success of this country—and especially on women as its cornerstone.
As I type this, my downstairs neighbor is blasting Slayer and concocting something in an outdoor smoker that can only be described as “succulent.” I don’t know what it is, but the smell alone is sending shock waves of hunger and envy through my body in a way that’s borderline erotic.
This year’s Super Bowl halftime show will be the first ever to feature hundreds of drones. CNN reported on Saturday that drones will hover somewhere in the airspace above Lady Gaga’s head by the grace of the Federal Aviation Administration, which has made an exception to its ban on drones in and around stadiums.
Breaking with the “tradition” set forth by...someone that usually allows for one big celebrity and then a few smaller, less sparkly ones to take the stage with pyrotechnics and dancing and sliding towards the camera on their knees, Lady Gaga will be doing the Super Bowl Halftime show alone.
Adele performing at the Super Bowl 2017 halftime show would be an incredible boon for viewers, especially after rival fans toss aside their Bud Lights to tearfully embrace one another. But alas, it ain’t happening. As she told the audience at her L.A. concert on Saturday:
A silly news anchor who criticized Beyoncé’s Black Panther-inspired Super Bowl half-time show earlier this year now claims Beyoncé’s team reached out to request video rights for use in the upcoming Formation tour.
Georgia House Bill 757 is a new bit of “religious freedom” legislation currently in the late stages of the approval process that would prevent the government from penalizing organizations that deny “social, educational or charitable services that violate such faith-based organization’s sincerely held religious…
The unfortunate tech bro insurgency in San Francisco continues with a guy named Justin Keller, who has lived in the Bay Area for all of three years (that means we can still return him, right?) and recently felt entitled enough to write the mayor and police chief about his distaste for the homeless. Cool, cool.
When Beyoncé and her dancers appeared on the field last night, it was clear that the superstar’s performance carried a political message – from the lyrics of her new single “Formation” to her dancers’ costumes, described as an “homage to the Black Panther Party.” And at the request of Black Lives Matter activists, a…
In a world where the subways are allowed to totally stop without warning or explanation, where you can travel 40 minutes to Ikea for a florshmarm end table only to find out they are out of stock, where sometimes there is wifi and sometimes there isn’t—it’s nice to know that Fox News will always, reliably, be Fox News.
Lady Gaga’s National Anthem at Super Bowl 50 had a lot to live up to—and while it didn’t quite reach Whitney Houston status (what does?), she reminded America that she’s got opera chops while striking the pose of a house mother who knew she just killed it. Send the tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the…
In what would have otherwise been a schmaltzy explosion of pedestrian melodic sentiment and electric Lisa Frank-esque blobs, Our Lady Bey rendered the Super Bowl Halftime Show a religious experience. That is, if you ignored most everything that preceded her arrival.
With Queen B scheduled to perform with Coldplay at tomorrow’s Superbowl, it probably shouldn’t be that surprising that she dropped a video earlier today. But since it’s Beyoncé, it’s as surprising as it is thrilling; and, as Noisey points out, it’s her first new song since 2014.
According to sources, this weekend is the Super Bowl, a time-honored tradition where men bang each other’s heads together, causing years of damage that eventually leads to death (and probable financial ruin before that), as the American public watches in glee while consuming mass quantities of unhealthy foods and…