Dr. Dre, Snoop, Eminem & More Set For Super Bowl Halftime Show
The Super Bowl is a little over four months away but we now know who’ll be entertaining America during the halftime show.
The all-star Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show, put together by NFL, Pepsi and Roc Nation, will feature Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar. This will mark the first time all these artists will perform together.
"The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show, and to do it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career,” Dre said in a statement. “I’m grateful to JAY-Z, Roc Nation, the NFL and Pepsi as well as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar for joining me in what will be an unforgettable cultural moment.”
Super Bowl LVI goes down February 13th, 2022 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, and will air on NBC. It's the first time in 30 years the Super Bowl is being held in Los Angeles.
Katie Couric Defends Matt Lauer In New Memoir
Katie Couric doesn’t hold back in her new memoir "Going There." We told you beforethat she names just about everyone in the book, and that includes Matt Lauer.
In the book, Couric calls Lauer a “decent man,” despite his firing from NBC due to several sexual misconduct allegations. She says her “heart sank” when he was fired, and that she felt “heartless to abandon him” since he’d been there for her “for so many years.”
Couric says she worried that Laur was “sleepless, haggard, depressed, maybe worse” after losing his job and wife. Still, she admits Lauer’s predatory behavior “taking advantage” of young women was “gross”... although she notes it was also an industry standard to treat that kind of situation like it was “none of your business.”
Lenny Kravitz, Channing Tatum Instagram Banter Raises Eyebrows
Lenny Kravitz and Channing Tatumhad a fun back and forth on Instagram that’s causing lots of speculation. Amid rumors that Tatum is dating Lenny’s daughter,Zoë Kravitz, the exchange carries more weight than if they were just acquaintances.
Lenny recently posted a photo to Instagramshowing off his stellar abs, which prompted Tatum to respond, “Good god man! What are you eating or what’s in the water or the genes. It’s not natural," adding, "Do you just do abs like all day?” To which Lenny responded, “Dude, I’m just trying to get in the next Magic Mike. Any connections?”
And this isn’t the first time Lenny’s been mentioned in the same breath as Magic Mike. Back in JulyZoë asked her dadif he was planning an audition for a role in a potential MM3, to which he replied, “I’ve been ready.” Later, she suggested to Tatum the possibility of her rocker dad starring in a future "Magic Mike" movie.
We can only guess if this is just some fun Tatum and Lenny are having with each other or if there’s any chance they may be working together in the future.Let's hope for the latter.
Scarlett Johansson and Disney Have Settled Their “Black Widow” Lawsuit
ScarJo and Disney are coming to an agreement in the lawsuit over the "Black Widow" movie.
Scarlett Johansson sued Disney in July claiming the release of the superhero movie on Disney+ greatly impacted her box office commission. However, Johnson told the “Hollywood Reporter” she's happy they have resolved their differences and noted she looks forward to continuing their collaboration for the years to come.
Disney Studios chairman Alan Bergman also said they appreciate Johannsson's contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and are excited to work together on Disney's "Tower of Terror" and other projects. The terms of their agreement were not made public.
The comments were much nicer than what both sides threw at each other during the lawsuit.
Taylor Swift Pushes Up Release Of “Red”
Taylor Swift just gave fans some exciting news. The singer announced that she’s pushed up the release date of “Red (Taylor’s Version).”
“Got some news that I think you’re gonna like,” Swift told fans. “My version of ‘Red’ will be out a week earlier than scheduled (including the 4 disc vinyl) on November 12th !” She added, “Can’t wait to celebrate the 13th with you and our new/old autumn heartbreak album,” referring to the fact that 13 is her favorite number.
As you can imagine, Taylor fans were super excited to not have to wait until November 20thfor the re-recorded version of “Red.”
Jamie Spears Says Suspension Is A “Loss” For Britney; Brit Posts Naked Photos
As we told you,Britney Spears’father Jamie Spears was suspended as her conservator, and he thinks it’s a “loss” for his daughter.
“Mr. Spears loves his daughter Britney unconditionally. For thirteen years, he has tried to do what is in her best interests, whether as a conservator or her father,” his lawyer Vivian L. Thoreen said in a statement. “This started with agreeing to serve as her conservator when she voluntarily entered into the conservatorship.”
The lawyer added, “For anyone who has tried to help a family member dealing with mental health issues, they can appreciate the tremendous amount of daily worry and work this required,” which Thoreen insisted included not responding to “speculative, and unsubstantiated attacks on him."
“These facts make the outcome of yesterday’s hearing all the more disappointing, and frankly, a loss for Britney,” the statement noted. “Respectfully, the court was wrong to suspend Mr. Spears, put a stranger in his place,” adding, “Despite the suspension, Mr. Spears will continue to look out for the best interests of his daughter and work in good faith towards a positive resolution of all matters.”
ONE MORE THING! Brit shared on Instagram that she's "celebrating" in paradise and apparently she feels so free that she posted a series of naked photos and video on her page. In the videos she covers her nipples with her hands, while in the pics, all of her naughty bits are covered by flowers, but she certainly lets it all hang loose. She captioned the shots, "Playing in the Pacific never hurt anybody 😉💋🙊 !!!!"
“The Wendy Williams Show” Delays Premiere Again
Fans of “The Wendy Williams Show” were expecting to see the new season premiere next week, but it looks like they’ll have to wait a little longer. As we previously told you, season 13 of the show was originally scheduled to start on September 20th, but COVID derailed that plan afterWendytested positive and it was pushed back to October 4th.
Now the talk show host’s return is being delayed again by at least two weeks due to “some ongoing medical issues.”
“Wendy will not be returning with new shows on October 4th,” an Instagram post from the show’s Instagram account. It explains that her breakthrough COVID case is “no longer an issue,” but she’s still under a doctor’s care and is “still not ready to return to work.”
So when can we expect to see new episodes of the show? They now plan to return on October 18th.
- Rumors are also swirling that Wendy may be quitting soon. A source close to the show claims its star may not want to keep it going after this season. “The show is set to air through the 2021-22 season,” the insider says. “There is no decision beyond that, but she could very well walk away. She’s over it.”
- Clooney/Pitt Project Landing At Apple:Apples Studios is rumored to be the winning bidder for a project with George Clooney and Brad Pitt with Jon Wattswriting, directing, and producing. Deadline broke the news of the acquisition and says that a theatrical release is part of the deal. Not much is yet known about the plot, but it’s said to be about two lone-wolf fixers who end up getting the same gig. Apple beat out seven to ten bidders for the project including Sony, Lionsgate, Annapurna, MGM, Universal, Warner Bros, Netflix and Amazon.
- “Rocky 4” Director’s Cut Coming To Theaters For One Night Only: Sylvester Stallone has created an ultimate director’s cut of “Rocky IV,” called “Rocky vs. Drago,” that includes more than 40 minutes of never-before-seen footage. He directs and stars in the movie, which is available in theaters for one-night only, November 11th. Certain venues will also get to see a Q&A with Stallone, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie. And if you miss it at theaters, “Rocky V. Drago: The Ultimate Director’s Cut” will be available on-demand the next day, Friday, November 12th.