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PEOPLE's Guide to the 2015 Super Bowl | Gisele Bundchen, Katy Perry, Tom Brady

PEOPLE's Guide to the 2015 Super Bowl

Originally posted 02/01/2015 02:10PM

Sure, the Super Bowl is first and foremost a sporting event, the battle of the top two teams in the NFL.

But it's also the one day you actually want to watch commercials. (Because seriously, who can resist that Budweiser puppy?) It's a time to fearlessly gorge yourself on greasy food and beer. And this year, it's also the perfect opportunity to star-gaze as Katy Perry performs and Hollywood's hottest celebs cheer on their favorite teams.

As the New England Patriots prepare to face off against the Seattle Seahawks in Phoenix, PEOPLE is bringing you inside access, from the tastiest dishes to cook for your viewing party to the ads that will have your office buzzing Monday morning.

And yeah, we'll keep you updated on that whole football thing, too. Here's your guide to Super Bowl Sunday:

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From Our Readers: Charles Barkley Poses for Perfect Photo Opp

Caught in the Act

From Our Readers: Charles Barkley Poses for Perfect Photo Opp

Originally posted 03/04/2013 01:30PM

Charles Barkley's a pro when it comes to meeting his fans.

Courtney Roberts and her friends bumped into the retired basketball player turned sports analyst on Friday at the Village Tavern in Birmingham, Ala.

"He was seated in the bar area and we noticed some fans greeting him and a young man leaving with a signed basketball," Roberts told PEOPLE. "All of the waitstaff told us how nice he was and how he loved taking photos with fans."

After Roberts's group of friends decided to approach Barkley, they noticed he had a plate of food at his table. "I told him we didn't want to bother him while he was eating," Roberts explained. "He was very friendly and thanked us and said we could come by later for a photo."

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Charles Barkley: Fans Are Going to Be 'Cruel' to Kobe Bryant | Charles Barkley, Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant's Divorce Will Cause Fans to Be 'Cruel,' Says Charles Barkley

Originally posted 12/22/2011 03:15PM

Kobe Bryant may be going through a tough separation from Vanessa Bryant, his wife of a decade, but don't expect his fans to be sympathetic, says retired NBA star Charles Barkley.

"I really like Kobe; I wish him all the best," Barkley, 48, said Tuesday on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. "But of course the fans are cruel. They're going to be shouting stuff at him. He's going to have to deal with that."

The tartness, Leno points out, could stem from Bryant's alleged infidelities.

"That's never good for a team," Barkley says of the gossip. "I'm just telling you, that's never positive."

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How Charles Barkley Lost 27 Lbs. and Started Liking Vegetables

Charles Barkley Loses 27 Lbs. on Weight Watchers

Originally posted 12/13/2011 09:05AM

Basketball champ Charles Barkley, who admits to topping out at 350 lbs. since retiring from the game 11 years ago, has started knocking off the pounds with the help of Weight Watchers.

"I felt bloated and big," says Barkley, who has lost 27 lbs. after 10 weeks on the program, which on Tuesday announced a new campaign targeted to the male population and called "Lose Like a Man." In all Barkley lost 41 lbs total – getting from 350 to 336 on his own, then joining the program.

After weeding out junk foods like pizza and cookies – and working in a breakfast of yogurt or oatmeal – the 6'6" former pro athlete says, "Now I've got more energy!"

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Charles Barkley Was Legally Drunk at Time of Arrest

Charles Barkley Was Legally Drunk at Time of Arrest

Originally posted 01/09/2009 02:30PM

Charles Barkley was legally drunk when Gilbert, Ariz., police arrested him for DUI on Dec. 31.

Test results released Friday show that Barkley had a blood-alcohol level of .149, almost twice the legal limit of .08 in that state, the Associated Press reports.

Police say they noticed Barkley, 45, running a stop sign in the Old Town section of Scottsdale at about 1:30 a.m.

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Charles Barkley Arrested for DWI in Arizona

Charles Barkley Arrested for DWI

Originally posted 12/31/2008 09:00AM

Charles Barkley was arrested early Wednesday in Arizona on charges of driving while impaired.

Police say they noticed Barkley, 45, running a stop sign in the Old Town section of Scottsdale at about 1:30 a.m. Officers pulled Barkley over, took him to a nearby mobile command post, and administered a blood test after declining to submit to a breath test, according to Gilbert, Ariz., police Lt. Eric Shuhandler.

Barkley was issued a citation for driving while impaired and released pending the results, which normally takes about a week, Shuhandler said.

"He was very nice and professional," Shuhandler said, adding the entire arrest process took place without incident, and Barkley was civil and cooperative throughout.

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