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WHO REALLY PAID FOR TRAVIS KELCE’S MILLION DOLLAR SUPER BOWL SUITE?

Gossip update!  TMZ just revealed that Travis Kelce plopped down approximately A MILLION DOLLARS for a SUITE at the Super Bowl for his family, Taylor Swift,  and her friends and family. (See link below) While it’s true, Taylor IS attending the big game, it wasn’t exactly Travis who paid for the suite. Our NFL insider reveals that league, team, stadium owners and network all did some creative accounting to cover the cost of the suite. The logistics are a bit complicated but no one wanted to give the impression that Taylor got the suite for free in exchange for attending the game. All parties involved didn’t want to see THAT precedent for fear that OTHER celebrities would start demanding the same perk to attend games! So while Travis is technically paying for the suite (so it looks kosher on paper) a plan is already in place to REIMBURSE him with an “appearance fee” to cover the cost of the suite. Long story short, as we previously reported, Taylor got what she wanted to appear at the game.

https://www.tmz.com/2024/02/10/travis-kelce-taylor-swift-suite-families-sit-suite-paid/

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HOW DESPERATE ARE THE NFL AND CBS TO HAVE TAYLOR SWIFT AT THE SUPER BOWL?

Here’s a late breaking update we just HAD to share. Travis Kelce and his mom Donna both made the news today with their “offhand comments” about Taylor Swift possibly not attending the Super Bowl -or even is she does attend, not having a private suite at the game. Here’s what we know: As we previously reported, Taylor was negotiating with the NFL and network (CBS) for transportation to and from the game AND a private suite at the game. She knows her presence will likely generate MILLIONS in revenue from increased ratings. Since she’s yet to get what she wants, she strategically put the word out via Travis and Donna that she just might NOT show up. Our source says the league and network REALLY want her to come, so they’re likely to give Taylor (and her millions of fans) whatever she’s asking for to get her to attend. Expect an announcement soon.

 

Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA   Jason Kelce, Donna Kelce, and Travis Kelce

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FRIENDS CAST IS COMMITTED TO UBER

 

Here’s an interesting gossip update.  Back in November we told you that the cast of Friends were secretly uniting for a Super Bowl ad, but the idea got scrapped after the unexpected passing of Matthew Perry.   The ad agency still liked the idea of a reunion commercial, but felt it would be too sad if the remaining cast were  all featured without Matthew. After much brainstorming, they decided to tweak the reunion idea and only feature two of the remaining Friends cast – Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer.  The concept got green-lit for an Uber Eats commercial  and our source says expect to see the other three remaining Friends in a future Uber spot, most likely to air this spring.

 

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WILL CBS AND THE NFL PAY FOR TAYLOR SWIFT TO ATTEND THE SUPER BOWL?

Now that the Kansas City Chiefs are going to the Super Bowl, Taylor Swift wants a ride to the game. Taylor’s been a staple at games this year rooting for her boyfriend Travis Kelce and viewership is way UP – especially among the twenty-something female viewers that advertisers desire. If Taylor attends, CBS, the network airing the game, will likely earn millions more from the commercials since the costs for the ads are based on viewership. As told you, Taylor will have to move mountains to attend since she’s performing in Japan the night before. Taylor estimates it will cost around $1 million for a round trip private jet capable of making the journey from Japan to Las Vegas without refueling, and she wants the NFL and CBS to pay for it. Our football source says Taylor is likely to get her wish, since her attendance is THAT important to all parties involved…

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TAYLOR SWIFT: TWICE AS VALUABLE AS TRAVIS KELCE?

What a difference a year makes. Taylor Swift starred in a cute but hardly memorable 2023 Super Bowl commercial for Capital One, but now she’s being wooed to film ANOTHER Super Bowl commercial and this time she could shatter records for her salary. Taylor‘s boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs star player Travis Kelce has been appearing in various TV commercials for awhile. According to my source, Travis and Taylor are being wooed to star in a commercial TOGETHER, with Taylor pocketing over $10 million for the 30 second spot and Travis approximately $5 million. Neither Taylor or Travis have signed on the dotted line yet, but don’t be surprised if you see their commercial during the upcoming Super Bowl.

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TAYLOR SWIFT SUPER BOWL DILEMMA

Taylor Swift could be facing her own Sophie’s Choice moment if her boyfriend, Travis Kelce and his team, the Kansas City Chiefs make it to the Super Bowl. Taylor is set to take the stage on Saturday February 10 in Tokyo, Japan, for her wildly successful Eras Tour – and from there she’s planning to fly to Australia to prepare for her concerts Down Under. Here’s the problem: the Super Bowl is Sunday, February 11, in Las Vegas, so it’s going to be cutting it REALLY close for Taylor to make it to the big game. Keep in mind, this could all be for naught since the Chiefs STILL have to win a few games to make it to the Super Bowl. But Taylor is already planning ahead, JUST IN CASE. She’s looking at chartering a long haul VIP private jet that could make the trip without refueling. Price tag $30k an hour so for the 14-hour one-way journey, a cool $420,000! Keep in mind from Vegas she would have to charter the jet to Australia for her dates so add another $500k to the cost. Total trip… one million dollars!

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SUDDENLY DOLLY PARTON IS ALL OVER THE PLACE

Not only is 77-year-old Dolly Parton’s Thanksgiving Day halftime show during the Dallas Cowboys football game trending across social media, but the performance caught the eyes of some NFL bigwigs. Dolly dressed up in the Dallas Cowboys cheerleader uniform and sang her most popular songs, including Jolene and 9 to 5, while promoting her Rockstar album,. Her performance was SO well received that executives are trying to work her into the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show in Las Vegas on February 11. My football source says that although Usher is the headliner for the show, executives are planning to go big with guest performances and now Dolly is on their wishlist.

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THE NFL HAS A CRUSH ON TAYLOR SWIFT TOO!

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!

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FRIENDS PROFITABLE CAST REUNION CALLED OFF

Our observant source – the same one who gave us the scoop about the Friends cast releasing a statement TOGETHER addressing Matthew Perry’s death – now shares this tidbit: The Friends cast was in top secret negotiations to reunite and film a TV commercial that was slated to air during next year’s Super Bowl. The game is being played in Las Vegas, so Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and of course, the late Matthew, were being courted to film a 60 second commercial promoting Vegas tourism with the tagline, “Have a Friendscation.” While it wasn’t a done deal, they were set to make a few MILLION each for one day’s work, but now with Matthew’s unexpected passing, the project is a no go.

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WHO WILL FOLLOW RIHANNA AT NEXT SUPER BOWL?

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!

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