Even if Taylor Swift’s romance with Travis Kelce doesn’t work out, she’s already profited from it. Taylor has been tapped to be the halftime performer at the 2025 Super Bowl! That big game will be held in New Orleans and the powers that be at the NFL think that Taylor’s romance with Travis Kelce has introduced football to an entirely new audience, so she was a natural choice. Now here’s an interesting tidbit: Although Usher is set to be the halftime performer at the 2024 Super Bowl, if Travis and his Kansas City Chiefs make it to the game there’s talk that Taylor will JOIN Usher and perform during the show! My source says it’s a lot of “what ifs” at this point, but if the stars align, Taylor might make history by performing at back to back Super Bowls!
Rihanna had barely left the stage after her Super Bowl performance when the search began for the stars of next year’s halftime show. It’s going to be a BIG one. The 2024 game will be held in Las Vegas for the first time ever, and according to an insider. Producers plan to make the halftime show all about Sin City. They’re looking to hire numerous musical performers- especially those who’ve had popular residencies at the casinos. Unlike Rihanna’s show, (which she did solo) expect a stage packed with surprise entertainers next year. Topping the diverse list of potential performers are Elton John, Celine Dion, Garth Brooks, Adele, Britney Spears and maybe even “Mr. Las Vegas” himself Wayne Newton. It’s going to be the most star-studded halftime show ever!
Turns out Rihanna is having super problems getting a sidekick for her Super Bowl performance. As is custom in halftime performances, the main act usually shares the stage with other performers who they’ve worked with in the past. When she first signed on, Rihanna was planning to do her song, Four Five Seconds with her originals collaborators Paul McCartney and Kanye West, but that was before Kayne went cuckoo and started praising Hitler. Producers made it clear Kayne is persona non grata, so she’s scrambling to replace him. Of course, she can console herself with the fact that her performance will be ideal to promote her Fenty clothing collection, and sales are expected to zoooom…
Arnold Schwarzenegger posted this provocative photo that looks like a movie poster on instagram today. It was simply labeled “Coming February 2022.” Celebrity journalists scrambled, but could find NO information about a movie coming out. Certainly Arnold would ENJOY playing Zeus, the King of all the Greek gods on Mount Olympus in Greek mythology, but a film doesn’t seem to be happening. Some speculated that the picture could be a hint about an upcoming Super Bowl (Feb 13) ad, but there is no indication of WHAT it might be advertising. Sly Stallone must be burning with curiosity…
Four months along, and Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol are still going strong. They were photographed leaving the Super Bowl in Glendale Arizona, looking not particularly interested in each other. But Britney recently expressed her love for Charlie onstage in Las Vegas, so looks can be deceiving. It’s nice to see her doing something besides going to the mall.
Madonna was totally unaware that her homeless older brother Anthony Ciccone, 55, was outside in the parking lot while she was performing at the Superbowl, according to RadarOnline. Since he was rejected by his family due to drug and alcohol abuse, Ciccone has been living under a bridge or at a homeless shelter in Traverse City, Michigan. With the help of a local radio station he made his way to Indianapolis, but didn’t get into the stadium Anthony’s living conditions were revealed months ago, but Madonna and her family have given up on him, feeling they’ve done everything they can. (The bottom photo shows Anthony, Madonna and their brothers and sisters in the happier 80’s)
At first, when we saw British rapper M.I.A. give the finger to her Superbowl audience during Madonna’s performance, we assumed she was some kid rapper scrambling to pull attention away from Madonna. But she’s much more than that – she’s an established musician, artist, human rights activist, fashion icon, and Oscar nominee! She’s also 36 years old and a mother living in the very posh yuppie–land of Brentwood, California with her three year old son. Her baby-daddy is Benjamin Bronfman of the Bronfman dynasty. (So she’s one of those Brentwood mothers with strollers that we gripe about.) She was warned by the network NOT to do anything offensive on the family show and although the gesture is no big deal, she knew it was a bad idea. But we’re talking about her, so maybe it was worth looking a bit foolish.
As controlling and manipulative as Madonna is known to be, she DOES have someone she turns to for a fashion opinion before she leaves the house for special occasions: her 15 year old daughter Lourdes. Lourdes is very opinionated and a surprising source of inspiration for her mother. When Madonna dressed to attend the New York premier of W.E., Lourdes was aghast and told Madonna that no respectable director would wear a corset! Madonna immediately changed into something more elegant but still dramatic (above.) Madonna ALSO keeps tabs on the music Lourdes is listening to, and it influences her creative vision. We were blown away by Madonna’s amazing Superbowl performance – tomorrow she’ll announce her new tour and we bet it’ll sell out FAST – she proved than no matter what you think of her, SHE STILL HAS IT!
We like the way Brad Pitt bonds with his kids one at a time. That way they each feel special. This weekend he flew out of LAX to Miami and took Maddox, 8, to the Super Bowl. Mad loves sports and he and Brad often attend games while Pax loves playing video games with his dad. Brad also knows what little girls like and he has taken both Shiloh and Zahara – separately – to the American Girl store and bought them dolls that look like themselves.
Rihanna is pictured here rehearsing for her performance at the Pepsi Superbowl Fan Jam in Tampa, Florida, tonight. We wonder if her latest flame, baseball player Matt Kemp, will be on the scene. What Rihanna may or may not know, she is not the only one Matt is seeing. Insiders say he’s very flirtatious and he is not seeing Rihanna exclusively, by any means.