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Even though record label executives tend to choose the Super Bowl halftime show as the most powerful marketing tool in Billboard's annual Maximum Exposure issue, the event can be hit or miss in driving sales for the artist who perform there. This year, Katy Perry has the honor of having all eyes on her, as she is expected to sing some of her big hit songs, with a little help from Lenny Kravitz along the way. A look back at sales reveals that some artists have benefited from the Super Bowl halftime event, like last year's performer Bruno Mars. But
- Ed Christman, Billboard
Sure, the Super Bowl is first and foremost a sporting event, the battle of the top two teams in the NFL. But it's also the one day you actually want to watch commercials. (Because seriously, who can resist that Budweiser puppy?) It's a time to fearlessly gorge yourself on greasy food and beer. And this year, it's also the perfect opportunity to star-gaze as Katy Perry performs and Hollywood's hottest celebs cheer on their favorite teams. As the New England Patriots prepare to face off against the Seattle Seahawks in Phoenix, People is bringing you inside access, from the tastiest »
- Michele Corriston, @mcorriston
There have been reported concerns that a measles outbreak could occur at the Super Bowl, but just how serious is the threat?
A recent outbreak of the disease, has Arizona health officials on high alert. There have been seven confirmed cases in the state and officials are monitoring 1,000 people who may have come into contact with those infected.
News: Katy Perry Teases Super Bowl Halftime Show
Despite the hype, the NFL is assuaging fears, saying that most of the players have been vaccinated. Meanwhile, a local reporter tells Et's Kevin Frazier that most of the cases of measles in Arizona are isolated in the East Valley about 50 miles away from the University of Phoenix Stadium, where the Super Bowl will be played.
Halftime performer Lenny Kravitz wasn't concerned at all when Kevin met up with him in Phoenix.
"I haven't heard a thing about it," the rock star said.
Lenny, who will be »
Kanye West recently released the video for his new song "Only One," which is dedicated to his 1-year-old daughter, North; the heartfelt tune, which also references Kanye's late mother, Donda, is a sweet ode to the baby girl he shares with his wife, Kim Kardashian, and is slightly reminiscent of Jay Z's song "Glory," which was released just days after he and Beyoncé welcomed their daughter, Blue Ivy. Kanye and Jay Z are the latest in a long line of musicians - including Billy Joel, Lenny Kravitz, and Stevie Wonder - that have written, performed, and dedicated sweet songs to their little girls. We've rounded up 17 of the tunes here for your listening enjoyment. Source: Getty »
Katy Perry will be joined by Missy Elliot for her Super Bowl performance. The 30-year-old pop star will reportedly duet with the rapper during her half-time show at the showpiece NFL game on Sunday (01.02.15) between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. The New York Daily News newspaper is reporting that Katy will be joined by Elliott for at least one segment of the concert. The 43-year-old hip-hop legend featured on a remix of Katy's single 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)' and rumours are rife that is the track she'll be guesting on. Katy has already confirmed that rock guitarist Lenny Kravitz will be joining her on stage and she has hinted at Missy's appearance only saying it the gig will be a ''female fun night''. Speaking at a press conference for the Pepsi Super Bowl Xlix half-time show at the Phoenix Convention Center, she »
Rapper Missy Elliott is expected to make a guest appearance during the Super Bowl halftime show.
A source revealed the news to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity, CBS News reported.
See video: Katy Perry ‘Leaks’ Fake Super Bowl Song
During a news conference Thursday, Perry hinted that an “old school” female singer would join her for the anticipated performance, but The”Roar” singer didn’t say who.
For more than two decades, »
- Alicia Banks
We don't know about you, but we'll be watching the Super Bowl on mute (well, except for the commercials) up until it's time for the Halftime Special. That's when Katy Perry will take the arena stage to do her best career-encompassing performance for an audience of over 100 million people. What will she do? Stick to the typical Katy Perry stuff? Go off-book? Will she focus on singing or dancing? Will she throw shade? Will she sing "Firework"? (That last one, for sure.) We have a slew of educated guesses below. 1. Lenny Kravitz. This isn’t an assumption; it’s reality. It has been confirmed that Lenny will appear during Katy Perry’s big show. But what will he do? Will he wail out to the guitar solo on “Birthday”? (There is no guitar solo on “Birthday,” but there could be one.) Maybe he’ll fill in for Juicy J on »
- Lindsey Weber
Though the NFL has yet to confirm the news, The Associated Press reports that Elliott -- who was featured on Perry's song "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" -- is all set to make a surprise appearance with the pop star at the big game on Sunday in Phoenix, Arizona.
Perry did hint at the "Work It" rapper's involvement with the halftime show -- which will also include Lenny Kravitz -- during Thursday's press conference, saying that her performance will include an "old school" female artist. "When you hear the first ring of the chord," Perry said, "I think jaws will drop and faces will melt."
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Missy Elliott's ready to work it — at the Super Bowl! The multiplatinum, Grammy-winning rapper will join Katy Perry for Super Bowl Xlix's halftime performance on Feb. 1, a source confirms to Us Weekly. Lenny Kravitz is also slated to perform at halftime during the game in Phoenix. Perry, 30, hinted at Elliott's involvement in the big show during a press conference Thursday, Jan. 29, telling Us she's "very, very excited" about the "throwback" performer. "All I can say is that it will be a real female fun [...] »
The AP is reporting that Missy Elliott will make a surprise (not anymore!) appearance during Katy Perry's halftime performance at the Super Bowl this Sunday. An anonymous source familiar with the show's plans spilled the beans shortly after Perry gave a press conference about her act, which will also include Lenny Kravitz. Perry told media earlier Thursday that she "wanted to bring someone back. A throwback of sorts that definitely needed some more shine. All I can say is it will be a real female fun night," according to Mashable. "It's a bit old school. When this person enters the stage and you hear the first ring of the chord I think jaws will drop and faces will melt." »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Katy Perry is getting ready for her anticipated Super Bowl halftime show, and she teased the exciting performance during a press conference held Thursday morning.
Et’s Kevin Frazier kicked off the proceedings by getting the social media queen to snap a selfie with him.
Then, she proceeded to hint at what could be the best halftime show in years.
So should we all be excited? Absolutely. Here are six important things we learned during today's press address.
#6. She Won't Be Deflated
Controversy surrounding "deflategate" reached a fever pitch earlier this week, but the "Dark Horse" singer assured the media, "Nothing in my performance will be deflated."
#5. She Won't Be Lip Synching (Too Much)
Super Bowl halftime shows are always full of spectacle and excitement, and that usually means that live singing falls by the wayside. But not for »
Video: Seattle Seahawks Star Marshawn Lynch Sings in Rare Interview With Et!
"I have a couple of tricks up my sleeve," Katy told Kevin, teasing the event. "I can't tell you everything. I'm going to let people just think about it."
What we do know is that Katy won't be the only star in the Super Bowl spotlight.
Lenny Kravitz will also be sharing the stage with Katy during halftime, while Idina Menzel will be singing the "Star Spangled Banner" in her first big performance since catching flack for her New Year's Eve performance of "Let It Go," where she failed to hit some notes live.
In response to her critics, Idina posted an old interview of hers to Twitter, which read in part, "There are about »
The Katy Perry show (otherwise known as the Super Bowl) is just days away, and the singer has given us more clues as to what we can expect at halftime! We already know that Perry's 12-minute performance will include lots of color, soul and the hotness of Lenny Kravitz, but during her NFL press conference today, Perry confirmed to our very own Alicia Quarles that there will be an additional guest on stage, and also offered up a few hints as to who we could expect. This is true. I have to keep some surprises for Sunday and I'm very, very excited about this guest because I thought long and hard about it and wanted to kinda bring someone back, like a throwback of sorts, that definitely needed some more »
“Morning Joe” is staying out late as Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski head to Phoenix to host a special two-hour edition Friday from 8pm-10pmET, dubbed “Morning Joe at Night.” The show will be hosted from the Apollo Education House.
- Jordan Chariton
The highest-profile musical performance of the year is going to be “big, bold, ambitious and very different than any of the Super Bowls I have been involved in,” Hamilton told TheWrap.
Also Read: 16 Super Bowl Xlix Ads: Watch This Year’s Buzziest Commercials (Video)
“Katy is unlike like any artist. She’s brought her own personality, flair and humor to the halftime show,” he said, telling fans to expect the unexpected: “There are always surprises at Super Bowl! »
- Debbie Emery
Katy Perry's toes are ready for the Super Bowl!The "Roar" singer took to Instagram on Monday to show off her newly-painted nails, which feature football-inspired brown polish with a white cross-stitch pattern down the center of each one."Even my tippy toes are ready," she captioned the pic of her feet. No word yet on if the pop star got a matching manicure ... but knowing Katy, we think she's going to have an outrageous sports-themed ensemble when she hits the stage for her halftime show on Sunday.According to Billboard, the 29-year-old entertainer beat out Coldplay and Rihanna in the National Football League’s decision. She'll reportedly hit the stage with Lenny Kravitz for the big performance. Are you excited to see her perform? Sound off below! Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Spoiler Alert! If you want Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show to be a total surprise then click away. Just kidding, come back we promise this won't give anything away. Truthfully, we still don't know much about the singer's performance (other than the fact that Lenny Kravitz will be joining her) because the pop star has done a great job keeping Sunday's show one giant secret—no hints or teasers. Well, until last night. The "Firework" singer posted a snapshot of part of her look—a very itty bitty part: Her pedicure. The 30-year-old's ten toes were each painted to look like footballs. "Even my tippy toes are ready," she captioned the »
The “Roar” songstress shares her sense of humor with an awful preview of her performance on Sunday
Katy Perry, you got us.
The Super Bowl Xlix headliner tweeted a snippet of what fans can from her halftime performance on Sunday from Phoenix, Arizona.
And it’s hilariously awful.
Over a synthesized beat, a fake-Perry sings about being “hairy” and “scary,” while a voiceover from her Super Bowl halftime show guest, Lenny Kravitz, promotes T-Mobile.
Perry even gives pointers as to how to play the game. “Don’t have to dribble, »
- Alicia Banks
Guthrie will conduct an additional taped interview with the president to air Monday, Feb. 2 on “Today”
The interview will likely touch on the president’s recent State of the Union address, the growing threat of Isis and what laws the country can get passed as Obama works with a fully-controlled Republican Congress.
Before the big day, Guthrie and “Today” colleague Al Roker will anchor “Today” from Block 23 in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday and Saturday. »
- Jordan Chariton
Pause on the red carpet gowns— let's give it up to the gents at the 2015 SAG Awards! The evening was certainly a black tie occasion, with more than one fella pulling off the classic black tux. Ty Burrell added interest to his suave Dolce & Gabbana rendition with a fun checkered pocket square, and Eddie Redmayne stopped hearts everywhere in a classically handsome, double-breasted Prada suit. Delivering the rocker vibes to the red carpet, Lenny Kravitz nailed it an all-black tuxedo and undershirt with a pair of shades. And Jesse Tyler Ferguson certainly didn't bore anyone with his custom textured Hickey Freeman tux. While we were impressed with Jim Parsons' crisp Ermenegildo Zegna »
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