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The singer’s mother, Bernadette, 55, died over the summer and he made sure to let the world know how special she was by writing her name in huge letters across his drum set.
Bruno Mars‘ Super Bowl halftime show was bittersweet, he had an awesome performance yet he his biggest fan wasn’t there in the crowd. The Hawaiian native headlined the halftime show and made sure to place his mother, Bernadette Bayot‘s name, wrapped around a heart, on his drum set. It was so sweet and we couldn’t help but feel a little sad for Bruno in that moment!
Bruno Mars Pays Tribute To His Late Mother During Super Bowl Halftime
The 28-year-old lost his mother, 55, to a brain aneurysm in June 2013, and he clearly wanted to let the world know just how special he thought she was.
His mother would have been so proud, he took »
- Chloe Melas
There was skepticism before Feb. 2 that a star like Bruno wouldn’t be able to handle a huge stage like the Super Bowl, but in a sparkly gold jacket and with a little help from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the flying Hawaiian proved all the haters wrong.
Okay, I know I’m committing blasphemy, and I know that Beyonce probably put out a hit for me the second I wrote this headline, but I have to stand up for what I believe in — on Feb. 2, Bruno Mars defied all odds and put on an amazing halftime show at Super Bowl Xlviii that met the standards set by Queen Bey last year.
After a children’s choir told the world to “prepare” (in what was the eeriest rendition of “Billionaire” ever), Bruno kicked off halftime by displaying his versatility and »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
Bruno Mars' Super Bowl Halftime Show
Mars dressed for his Super Bowl performance in his customary flashy fashion. With his pompadour as high as ever, he came on stage in a glittery gold suit jacket with black leather lapels and a skinny black tie. He started the show off with “Locked Out Of Heaven” and ended with “Just The Way You Are,” while a montage played of military men and women stationed abroad sending their love to loved ones in America.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers joined Mars on stage and mashed up their song “Give It Away” with Mars’ “Runaway Baby.” Anthony Kiedis, Flea and Chad Smith sported their infamous shirtless look despite the rather chilly weather in East Rutherford, N.J.
Following acts such as Beyoncé, Madonna and Bruce Springsteen, »
Bruno Mars’ Super Bowl halftime performance was a bigger drumming than the game itself — with Mars on drums. Mars took MetLife Stadium’s 50-yard-line at the midway point of a Super Bowl Xlviii rout in favor of the Seattle Seahawks. After a children’s choir ran through the refrain to “Millionaire,” the camera cut to a skinny-tied and gold-blazered Mars, banging away on a drum kit fixated on a floating platform. It was a little early, perhaps, for a drum solo, but Mars was impressive on the skins before switching to the mic to transition into his hit “Locked Out of Heaven. »
- Tony Maglio
It was a hard act for anyone to follow. Beyoncé's halftime show at last year's Super Bowl was arguably one for the ages, talked about non-stop in the following weeks and months. Mrs. Carter has been top of mind again in the past month as a result of her much-lauded surprise album and her best-of-the-night performance at last weekend's Grammys. So did Bruno Mars do his Super Bowl predecessor justice? And is it even fair to compare the two, as Twitter seemed intent to do all night?Vulture music critic Jody Rosen guessed that all-around Good Guy Bruno Mars would "meet [the Halftime show] in his usual fashion: with finesse, and without batting an eye," and that he did: Mars pulled off his highly choreographed performance without any noticeable slip-ups. Blame his polish, but there were also no surprises. He flew through the hits, "Billionaire," "Locked Out Of Heaven," "Treasure," "Runaway »
- Lindsey Weber
Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bruno Mars lit up MetLife Stadium on Feb. 2, when they took the stage for the half time show at Super Bowl Xlviii in New Jersey. What did you think of their performance, HollywoodLifers?
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Opening the halftime show on a drum set, with a chorus of kids singing “Billionaire,” Bruno looked and sounded better than ever. The anticipation for the performance was killing us, as he’s had a huge year — he just won the Grammy award for Best Pop Vocal Album.
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After his drum set moved around the field, he took the stage for “Locked Out of Heaven.” In a »
- Emily Longeretta
Fans of the Denver Broncos got a welcome respite from the Seattle Seahawks' relentless assault when pop star Bruno Mars took the field for the Super Bowl Xlviii Halftime Show. Mars performed a medley of his hits, such as "Grenade" and "Locked Out of Heaven," and was also joined by The Red Hot Chili Peppers, a late addition to the halftime show. Looks like the Broadway showtunes halftime show will have to wait another year. »
- Tommy Christopher
Animal kingdom counter-programming ruled Super Bowl Sunday as viewers had a choice between three cable specials, each more adorable than the last: Animal Planet’s veteran Puppy Bowl, Hallmark Channel’s newcomer rival Kitten Bowl and NatGeo’s sarcastic freshman Fish Bowl (which is, yup, mainly just a fish swimming in a bowl). Here’s how they ranked:
Puppy Bowl: The 10th annual telecast had puppies, kittens for the half-time show, penguin cheerleaders and a bird tweeting updates. — Winner
Kitten Bowl: Kittens. Lots and lots of tiny kittens; 71 of them.
Fish Bowl: More than just the fish. Other fish joined at various points. »
- James Hibberd
Well, Bruno Mars did say, "I ain't scared," when it came to his Super Bowl performance. And it showed as the "Locked Out of Heaven" crooner brought it at the half time show, kicking off his performance on the drums. With a few body rolls to boot, the super-talented artist killed it as he performed "Locked Out of Heaven," "Treasure" and "Runaway Baby" with his eight-piece band, The Hooligans, who were all dressed in a gold blazer and black pants created custom Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. And that wasn't all Bruno had in store. Before the show was done, the Red Hot Chili Peppers burst on the scene with him, bringing us to our feet with their famed »
Forget seahawks and broncos; the only animals that truly matter on Super Bowl Sunday are puppies!
Can you believe it’s been 10 years since the first Puppy Bowl debuted on Animal Planet? Hypothetically, this year’s players would have to use both of their front paws to count that high! Sadly, they can’t count — and come to think of it, they can’t really grasp the concept of football, either. But isn’t that why we love them?
As I said, football isn’t really a thing puppies know how to do, so like most years, Puppy Bowl X is shaping up to be an adorable mess. Balls are flying in every direction, puppies are tackling each other with no regard to teams and I was loving every single minute of it.
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Much like the Super Bowl, »
- Andy Swift
Outside of the network that carries the NFL’s big game, no media outlet gets more mileage out of Super Bowl weekend than Animal Planet with its Puppy Bowl.
The pre-taped special that began as a tongue-in-cheek alternative to the broadcast that is typically the most-watched TV event of the year has evolved into a year-round franchise for the Discovery Communications cabler and a social-media dynamo. As the event marks its 10th anniversary, the production process on Puppy Bowl X is almost as intricate as the effort that goes into the live Super Bowl telecast.
Animal Planet has gone into overdrive this year with enhancements to its Feb. 2 special, most of which are designed to make it more than a one-day event. The new additions this year include the launch of a Fantasy Puppy League venture, an amped-up halftime show starring YouTube sensation Keyboard Cat, online voting for the Bowl’s Mvp and penguin cheerleaders. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Complete list of winners and nominees of the 2014 Grammy Awards, held in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Sunday Jan. 26. Winners will be updated as they're announced during the telecast and pre-telecast. Record of the Year **Winner** “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons “Royals,” Lorde “Locked Out of Heaven,” Bruno Mars “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke, featuring T.I. and Pharrell Album of the Year “The Blessed Unrest,” Sara Bareilles **Winner** “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City,” Kendrick Lamar “The Heist,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Red,” Taylor Swift Song of the Year “Just Give Me »
- Katie Hasty
It's that time of year again: Grammy time! You know, when the very young (Lorde), the very old (Paul McCartney), and the very helmeted (Daft Punk) all clamber up to the podium to accept awards, proving our prognosticators either right or wrong. Who else joined them in the 2014 winner's circle, both during the CBS broadcast and in the pre-broadcast awards ceremony? Here's a handy list of all the folks who'll be sleeping with gilded gramophone statuettes tonight (winners are highlighted in bold):Album of the YearThe Blessed Unrest, Sara BareillesGood Kid, M.A.A.D City, Kendrick LamarThe Heist, Macklemore & Ryan LewisRandom Access Memories, Daft PunkRed, Taylor Swift Record of the Year“Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell“Get Lucky,” Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers“Locked Out of Heaven,” Bruno Mars“Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons“Royals,” Lorde Song of the Year“Just Give Me A Reason,” Pink »
- Vulture Editors
The 2014 Grammy Awards are in the books, and we've got the winners!
Read on to see if your favorite artist is taking home a Grammy. (Winners Underlined).
Song of the Year:
Just Give Me a Reason by Pink
Roar by Katy Perry
Royals by Lorde
Same Love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
Just Give Me a Reason by Pink and Nate Ruess
Stay by Rihanna and Mikky Ekko
Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell
Best Pop Solo Performance
Brave by Sara Bareilles
Royals by Lorde
Roar by Katy Perry
Mirrors by Justin Timberlake
Album of the Year:
The Blessed Unrest by Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
good kid, m.A.A.d city »
Which music stars went home with awards at the 2014 Grammy Awards? Find out with this full winners list.
Winners in each category are bolded.
Record of the Year
"Radioactive" -- Imagine Dragons
"Royals" -- Lorde
"Blurred Lines" -- Robin Thick feat. T.I. and Pharrell
Album of the year
"The Blessed Unrest" -- Sara Bareilles
"Random Access Memories" -- Daft Punk
"Good Kid, M.A.A.D City" -- Kendrick Lamar
"Red" -- Taylor Swift
Song of the year
The 56th annual Grammy Awards will air this Sunday (26). Starting today, we’ll predict the winners in the four major categories —album of the year, song and record of the year, and best new artist. On Friday, we’ll throw in predictions for a number of other categories. Let’s start with Record of the Year: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons “Royals,” Lorde “Locked Out of Heaven,” Bruno Mars “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell and T.I. People, understandably, get confused between this category and song of the year, especially because they often include some »
Animal Planet is adding celebrity guests and aww-inspiring twists to this year’s Puppy Bowl.
The 10th anniversary of the network’s Super Bowl counter-programming cuteness-overload will feature guest appearances by two YouTube sensations — classic Internet fave Keyboard Cat and youthful millennial sensation Lil Bub. Puppy Bowl X is also introducing its first-ever fantasy draft, Mvp interactive voting, and plans to display viewer fan photos via Instagram during the show.
But first: The big news is the triumphant return of Keyboard Cat, whose play-em-off videos have been seen tens (if not hundreds) of millions of times. The original Keyboard Cat »
- James Hibberd
17 items from 2014