11:25 AM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 02/03/2013 06:45PM
And Super Bowl XLVII begins. Minutes before kickoff, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys took to the field to deliver powerful performances of their own.
Accompanied by a children's chorus from Sandy Hook elementary school, Hudson sang "America the Beautiful." Then, Keys belted out her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" while playing piano.
Originally posted 02/03/2013 02:30PM
Justin Timberlake is bringing music back in a major way.
The singer – who says he'll release a new album this year – marked his return to the stage at DirecTV's Super Saturday Night event in New Orleans.
And for those lucky enough to attend, Timberlake, 32, performed his single "Suit & Tie" with Jay-Z.
Originally posted 02/02/2013 12:00PM
Behind the glitz and the glamour, it's all about family for Beyoncé.
"My husband is incredible," the pop star, 31, gushed on the NFL Network's Super Bowl Live show of Jay-Z. "He's so supportive."
But Sunday's Super Bowl halftime performer's smile gets even bigger when it comes to talking about her daughter, Blue Ivy.
Originally posted 02/01/2013 12:00PM
Thursday was a busy day for Tracy Morgan: not only did he and his fiancée Megan Wollover announce that they're expecting their first child together, but his long-running NBC sitcom, 30 Rock, came to an end later that night.
"It's sad because all your friends and your people, you're not gonna see anymore, but at the same time, it's feeling good because we know we did seven years of good television," said the actor, who admitted that he's keeping his character's "TJ" chain. "We're feeling great about what we've accomplished."
Originally posted 01/31/2013 03:45PM
That's what Beyoncé had to say to reporters gathered in New Orleans for her Super Bowl halftime show press conference after she took the stage, asked them to stand and belted out a flawless, live rendition of the National Anthem on Thursday.
The singer – who has remained silent since criticism and accusations of lip-synching erupted following her performance of the same song at President Barack Obama's inauguration – then told the world why she decided to sing along to a pre-recorded track on Jan. 21.
Originally posted 01/30/2013 11:00AM
She's calling the shots!
As anticipation builds for her Super Bowl XLVII halftime show on Sunday, Beyoncé has posted another photo of herself on her Tumblr – this time as a sexy NFL referee.
Sort of. She also seems to be running the ball ... in stiletto, thigh-high leather boots.
While the the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers take a breather from their game, it's safe to say that all eyes will be on Beyoncé after a controversy erupted over her possibly lip-synching the National Anthem at the presidential Inauguration.
Originally posted 01/29/2013 03:35PM
Jenny McCarthy is on a mission. Aside from fulfilling her duties as co-host of the 10th annual Leather & Laces pre-Super Bowl soirée in New Orleans on Feb. 1, the sexy starlet also wants to meet some arm candy for the night.
"I'm going solo," she told PEOPLE on Friday. "Hell no, [I'm not bringing] any dates. I'm not looking for a boyfriend, but I am looking to have fun. What that entails, I don't know, but it is fun to talk to boys when you're single. I want just a sweet, nice – someone who isn't a slime ball."
Adds McCarthy, 40, "It's a really fun party. It attracts the adultsters. I love that term for them. People who grew up because they had to, but still want to go out and have a good time. It's a really, really, really lively group and the party always goes until at least three o' clock in the morning."
Originally posted 01/28/2013 10:15AM
Are they or aren't they?
Fans of Destiny's Child may be wondering where Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams will be at the Super Bowl halftime show.
While Beyoncé has posted photos of her rehearsals for the big performance, Williams says reports of a reunion for the pop group are merely unconfirmed rumors – and that they're "not true."
"I'm going to be in the musical Fela!," she told WRUG Media in a recent interview. "I hate to disappoint the people and tell them that it's not true."
Originally posted 01/25/2013 05:00PM
It's obvious who Hopeless Housewife blogger Erika Monroe-Williams is rooting for this Super Bowl Sunday: The Ravens! How do we know? Her big game-day recipe involves Maryland crab.
Monroe-Williams updates her dish by making a lollipop version (no messy fingers here). Because of that, kids will love the cakes – and adults will be asking for more.
Originally posted 01/25/2013 05:00PM
John Besh's name is synonymous with New Orleans. The award-winning chef – whose restaurant, August, features local specialties like Gulf shrimp and Lake Pontchartrain trout – likes to honor his Southern Louisiana heritage in his food – and it shows!
For his Super Bowl Sunday, Besh plans to give a nod to his host town with a hearty jambalaya filled with pork and sausage. "It's the ultimate tailgating food. You can add anything from shrimp to sausage, chicken to beef," he shares. "I've even used lamb, and guests found it phenomenal!"
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