Katy Perry Will Perform At Super Bowl Halftime Show
Oct10

Katy Perry Will Perform At Super Bowl Halftime Show

Super Bowl 49 (Feb. 1 in Phoenix) has a halftime performer –Katy Perry. Perry’s performance has been speculated since August after the National Football League had reportedly shortlisted her along with Coldplay and Rihanna. The NFL was reportedly asking the halftime artist to pay to play. In response, appearing on ESPN’s College Game Day last Saturday, Perry said, “I’m not the kind of girl who would pay...

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NFL Eyes Pay For Play Super Bowl Halftime Show
Aug20

NFL Eyes Pay For Play Super Bowl Halftime Show

We learned two things from Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal story on the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show: The NFL’s top choices for the high-profile gig: Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay. The NFL wants the performers to pay the league to be the headliners. The WSJ reports that league representatives asked some acts if they would exchange a headlining slot for a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour earnings, or make another...

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Daily Bacon: More ‘Arrested Development'; ‘Frozen’ Books; Weird Al Super Bowl Petition
Aug08

Daily Bacon: More ‘Arrested Development'; ‘Frozen’ Books; Weird Al Super Bowl Petition

Arrested Development. The cult comedy is returning to Netflix. Weird Al Yankovic. Fans start online petition for parody singer to headline the Super Bowl half-time show. Frozen. Random House Children’s Books is launching a new series next year tied to the blockbuster Disney movie. The first two books, Anna & Elsa #1: All Hail the Queen and Anna & Elsa #2: Memory and Magic, are scheduled for January. Victoria Jackson....

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Daily Bacon: Winners — Meryl Davis (‘DWTS’), Josh Kaufman (‘The Voice’)
May21

Daily Bacon: Winners — Meryl Davis (‘DWTS’), Josh Kaufman (‘The Voice’)

Dancing With The Stars. Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, favorites all season, win the mirror ball trophy. The Voice. Josh Kaufman, a 38-year-old SAT tutor and father of three from Indianapolis, wins for Team Usher. Ryan Gosling. Lost River, a film he wrote and directed, receives mostly lousy reviews as it premieres at Cannes. Variety called the film, which stars Christina Hendricks and Matt Smith, a “train-wreck.”...

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Super Bowl XLVIII: Numbers Game
Feb03

Super Bowl XLVIII: Numbers Game

Sunday’s Super Bowl telecast on Fox by the numbers: Score: Seahawks 43, Broncos 8 Viewers: 111.5 million making the telecast the most-watched TV show in U.S history. Surprising, considering the game was a blowout. It topped the previous viewership record of the 111.34 million who watched the 2012 Super Bowl on NBC. National share: 46.4/69, matching last year’s result for Ravens-49ers. The 2014 and 2013 games are now tied...

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