Now let’s see how open-minded CBS really is. CBS indicated that controversial Super Bowl ads are acceptable by allowing Focus on the Family to run a pro-life ad featuring Christian college football star Tim Tebow in the Feb. 7 telecast. Now the network is considering a gay Internet dating ad from Mancrunch.com.
We don’t know who will win Super Bowl 44 between the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints on Feb. 7 in Miami — we suggest you take the Colts and the points. But there’s no mystery about what songs The Who will perform at halftime. Peter Townsend revealed the set to Billboard:
“We’re kinda doing a mashup of stuff. A bit of ‘Baba O’Riley,’ a bit of ‘Pinball Wizard,’ a bit of the close of ‘Tommy,’ a bit of ‘Who Are You,’ and a bit of ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again.’ It works — it’s quite a saga. A lot of the stuff that we do has that kind of celebratory vibe about it — we’ve always tried to make music that allows the audience to go a bit wild if they want to. Hopefully it will hit the spot.”
The wait is over. The NFL opens tonight with the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers hosting the Tennessee Titans (8:30 p.m., NBC). Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, who replaces the retired John Madden, have the call. Tim McGraw and The Black Eyed Peas will perform with activities beginning at 4 p.m. (live TV on NBC and NFL Network from 8-8:30 p.m.) This year’s Super Bowl will be played in Miami on Feb. 7. Who will make it to the big game? Joyhog predicts the Patriots and the Cowboys.
- Bye-bye TV buzz: Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight are leaving “Grey’s Anatomy”; Nicolette Sheridan is departing “Desperate Housewives.”
- Denis Leary will headline an 11-city Rescue Me Comedy Tour. The popular FX show returns for its fifth season on April 7, and the network has already ordered a sixth season.
- Who’s next for the Super Bowl halftime show? Exactly… Rolling Stone makes The Who a 3-2 favorite to perform in Miami next February.
- Put your money on Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas to win the next “Dancing With The Stars” competition.
- Eliza Dushku’s campaign to promote “Dollhouse” continues with the March cover of Maxim.
- E! has “Hot Girls In Scary Places,” a reality project with three USC cheerleaders challenged to spend the night in a supposedly haunted abandoned hospital for a $10,000 cash prize.
- The Super Bowl (great game and The Boss put on a terrific show) was just the beginning. February has two more Super Sundays coming up, the Grammy Awards (Feb. 8) and the Academy Awards (Feb. 22).
- Pass the Doritos. The tasty chips had the best Super Bowl ad, as judged by USA Today’s Ad Meter. The hilarious “crystal ball ” ad was No. 1. A second ad — Doritos crunch gives man super powers — was No. 5.
- Barbara Walters’ pre-Oscars show lineup: Anne Hathaway, Mickey Rourke, Hugh Jackman, Jonas Brothers.
- Amy Poehler’s new NBC comedy will be called “Parks and Recreation.” It debuts April 9.
- Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You” set a record by climbing from No. 97 to No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
- There will be another Lara Croft movie… but Angelina Jolie will not play the heroine.
Transformers 2 looks like it has much bigger robots than transformers one. That will be the explanation given in the movie to why Shia Labeouf’s hand is wrapped in bandages.
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