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Madonna will have another crack at the Super Bowl halftime. Madonna's Super Bowl Xlvi halftime show happens Feb. 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The event will have a Cirque du Soleil theme. Madonna follows Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, The Who and the Black Eyed Peas' 2011 performance. The 53-year-old star's romantic drama, "W.E.," bows in theaters two days before her Super Bowl appearance. There is chatter too about a proposed single from an as-yet-untitled 12th studio album due out in 2012 coming out that time. Singer M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj recently teamed up with Madonna on a new track, reportedly titled "Give Me All »
- April MacIntyre
The NFL and NBC have officially announced that Madonna will be performing during the Bridgestone Super Bowl Xlvi Halftime Show, teaming up with Cirque du Soleil and Jamie King for the performance. Here is the official announcement:
Madonna, a multi Grammy Award-winning Universal Records recording artist, will perform in the Bridgestone Super Bowl Xlvi Halftime Show on NBC at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday, February 5, the NFL and NBC announced during tonight's Sunday Night Football game between the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions. Madonna's performance will be imagined by Cirque du Soleil and Jamie King.
The Bridgestone Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 162 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year's show. The Super Bowl and halftime show will be broadcast worldwide.
Two months after speculation first started making the rounds, NBC and the NFL tonight confirmed that Madonna will perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl Xlvi on February 5. Madonna’s set will be created by a team from Cirque du Soleil; Madonna’s frequent collaborator, creative director/choreographer Jamie King; and multimedia artists from Moment Factory. The choice of Madonna continues a recent trend of going with older performers outside the adults 18-49 demo. Aside from The Black Eyed Peas, the list of recent Super Bowl halftime acts includes The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and U2. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
With Street Kings 2: Motor City out on DVD this week (review here), which stars Ray Liotta and Shawn Hatosy as a pair of detectives investigating a spate of cop killings, we thought we’d take a look at star Ray Liotta’s most memorable roles on both the big, and small screen. So here it is, our Top 10 most memorable Ray Liotta roles…
A film that makes the list purely because of the insane performances of everyone involved, none more so than Ray Liotta as Ryan Weaver a murderer who is part of a Christmas Eve transfer of prisoners on a transcontinental 747 commercial flight. Of course once the aircraft takes off Liotta and his motley crew hijack the plane, with only stewardess Terri Halloran (Lauren Holly) to stop them And land the plane!
Another Liotta flick that only makes the list beacuse of it’s sheer ridiculousness »
The ghosts who whisper to Jennifer Love Hewitt have advised her to take some truly strange cinematic projects over the years. Outside of the sturdy teen comedy Can.t Hardly Wait and the underrated black comedy Heartbreakers (with Gene Hackman and a game Sigourney Weaver), Hewitt has squandered her Party of Five fame on efforts ranging from Garfield and its abysmal sequel to Jackie Chan.s forgettable The Tuxedo. Maybe her next picture, Jewtopia, will be the one to turn the actress.s career around. And no, despite the title, this is not an edgy, controversial, scathing work of racially sensitive drama that will challenge Hewitt.s range. Instead, Variety reports that the adaptation of Bryan Fogel.s comedic play mixes the mistaken-identity mayhem of Wedding Crashers with the over-the-top stereotypical punchlines of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Honestly, my interest in the project just waned. And yet Jewtopia should »
It pays to do what you love -- at least for these lucky (and talented) musicians.
Forbes has released their annual list of the 25 highest paid musicians in the world, complete with a few staples and some fresh faces thrown in the mix, as well. U2 takes the cake with hefty $195 million, earning them the No. 1 spot on the list, thanks in large part to an international stadium tour.
It only stands to reason that the man kid who launched a thousand Internet memes would be nominated for a Webby Award. The awards are given out annually for the best Web content and voting is now open for 2011's nominees.
Justin Bieber was nominated for his "Justin Bieber Takes Over Funny Or Die" video, as was current "Dancing with the Stars" competitor Ralph Macchio for his "Wax on F*** off with Ralph Macchio" clip. Zach Galifianakis was nominated for Best Web Host for his Funny or Die "Between Two Ferns" series.
We'll just go ahead and say that Funny or Die dominates most of the Online Film and Video categories, though Isabella Rossellini's "Green Porno" -- in which the actress explores the sex lives of bugs -- also scored a nomination in the "Experimental and Weird" category.
Conan O'Brien's teamcoco.com snagged a nomination for best Celebrity »
Former paratrooper has co-written The Veteran, a fictional story inspired by the experiences of soldiers returning to civilian life
A former paratrooper who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan has co-written a film exposing the mental wounds and acute desolation endured by many soldiers returning home to civilian life.
The film, which cost £3.1m to shoot, stars 28-year-old Toby Kebbell, a Bafta-nominated actor, and Brian Cox, the Olivier award-winner, who plays an officer in the security services. It is set to spark controversy by focusing on the large number of veterans returning to a life on the streets, or crime and family break-up.
"I had post-traumatic stress disorder and that's from more than 20 years' service," Craft said. His film, »
- Dalya Alberge
The 2011 Grammy Awards were big for the ladies -- country trio Lady Antebellum took home the most awards with five, while Lady Gaga earned three. Eminem had two honors, but Alternative Rock group Arcade Fire won the coveted Album of the Year.
Here is the full list of winners:
Album Of The Year
The Suburbs -- Arcade Fire
Recovery -- Eminem
Need You Now -- Lady Antebellum
Teenage Dream -- Katy Perry
Record Of The Year
"Nothin' On You" -- B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
"Love The Way You Lie" -- Eminem Featuring Rihanna
"Forget You" -- Cee Lo Green
"Need You Now" -- Lady Antebellum
Best New Artist
Florence & The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Song Of The Year
"Beg Steal Or Borrow" -- Ray Lamontagne, songwriter (Ray Lamontagne And The »
This weekend is going to be a massive one for the worlds of music, television and sports. The Super Bowl is finally here, and the fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers will be squaring off against one another to determine who is this year's NFL champion is only about the fifth-most important thing happening over the next few days. In addition to the game, there will be the headline-grabbing advertisements (including a number of movie trailer premieres and appearances by both Justin Bieber and Eminem), the new episode of "Glee" that will follow the big game (which features the much-talked-about "Thriller" sequence), the national anthem care of Christina Aguilera (which bodes well for the Steelers) and the fact that this could be the most-watched American television broadcast in history (besting last year's Super Bowl, which drew 106.5 million viewers).
There's also the halftime show, which is always »
- Kyle Anderson
10 items from 2011
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