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Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 3:08 PM
— The Super Bowl might be over, but Bruno Mars is already making plans for next year’s halftime show in Atlanta..
In a series of tweets posted Monday, the Grammy Award winner expressed interest in curating the performance for the 2019 game.
“You have the opportunity to celebrate incredible Hip Hop Artist from Atlanta Next year,” he wrote. “Outkast. T.I. Gucci, Lil Jon, Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri just to name a few. It would be the best party TV has ever seen!”
. @NFL you have the opportunity to celebrate incredible Hip Hop Artist from Atlanta Next year.— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) February 5, 2018
. @NFL Outkast. T.I Gucci, lil jon, Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri just to name a few. it would be the best party Tv has ever seen!— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) February 5, 2018
Mars joked that he wanted a billion dollars for his curating services, but emphasized that he did want the idea to happen.
Gucci Mane, Lil Jon and Jermaine Dupri were excited about the concept. They all retweeted Mars’ original post.
Fans seemed to agree with Mars too -- especially with the suggestion of Atlanta duo Outkast, which hasn’t performed together since 2014.
Some wanted to add to Mars’ list of Atlanta artists, with bids for hip-hop artists like Migos and Ludacris.
A few wanted to see Bruno take the stage again. He performed as the headliner in 2014 and as Coldplay’s guest alongside Beyonce in 2016.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:40 AM
LONDON — Check out which films, stars and directors won big Sunday at the 2018 British Academy Film Awards in London.
Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 1:29 AM
LOS ANGELES — Grammy award-winning recording artist Fergie was tasked with the pre-game national anthem for the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night. On paper, that sounds like a great choice, but many viewers thought it could have gone better.
Critics pointed out that Fergie’s voice was oddly erratic during the anthem. One sequence even led Warriors forward Draymond Green to burst out in laughter after Fergie strung together the vocal performance.
Even Draymond was laughing pic.twitter.com/R8itTpUAD8— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) February 19, 2018
Here's what social media users were saying:
Who saw Fergie's national anthem performance at the NBA All Star Game? I think mine was better lowkey— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) February 19, 2018
Not sure what Fergie was going for on that national anthem performance but if it was “my friends drunk mom acting sexy” she nailed it.— Johnny Taylor, Jr. (@hipsterocracy) February 19, 2018
I’M STILL LAUGHING FERGIE HAS UNITED THIS COUNTRY— Lana Berry (@Lana) February 19, 2018
What’s most hilarious is that Fergie Ferg just knew she kilt it. pic.twitter.com/V6M6gPl4YJ— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) February 19, 2018
STEPH GOT ON TWITTER DURING THE GAME TO LIKE A TWEET ABOUT HOW BAD FERGIE WAS 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/eWl44fKOdf— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) February 19, 2018
Barkley: Can we talk about Fergie's National Anthem... 😂 pic.twitter.com/RwZMYpLzsr— Dime on UPROXX (@DimeUPROXX) February 19, 2018
Fergie’s anthem woke pigs and sheep in petting zoos all across America.— bob saget (@bobsaget) February 19, 2018
I’ve seen the national anthem performed hundreds of times but never in the key of “Happy Birthday Mr. President” congrats @Fergie 🇺🇸💥🇺🇸💥— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) February 19, 2018
Band member: Hey Fergie what key are you signing the anthem in tonite?— Morgan Campbell (@MorganPCampbell) February 19, 2018
Obviously, not every anthem is going to be perfect; not everyone can just bust out a Whitney Houston-type of anthem at will.
If you need to refresh your ears, here’s Whitney:
– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.
Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 1:38 PM
— Moviegoers have been flocking to theaters this weekend to see Black Panther, shattering records with $192 million for the three-day weekend and a possible gross of $218 million for the four-day Presidents Day weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film by Marvel and Disney clinched the fifth-largest domestic opening of all time, Variety reported. With estimates of $169 million from international markets, the film, which stars Chadwick Boseman and was directed by Ryan Coogler, has an estimated global debut grossing more than $361 million through Sunday, Variety reported.
“Black Panther” is unprecedented among movies since it features a nearly all-black cast in a big-budget movie, according to the Reporter. It also earned a 97 rating on the Rotten Tomatoes website. The movie also broke the record for the largest Presidents Day weekend, cruising past the $152 million set in 2016 by “Deadpool,” Variety reported.
Published: Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 12:45 PM
— It’s hard to believe that the joyous voice of the Chicago Cubs was silenced 20 years ago today.
Broadcaster Harry Caray, who was the play-by-play man for the Cubs from 1982 to 1997, died on Feb. 18, 1998, in Rancho Mirage, California. He was 83, although at the time of his death, he was believed to be 78.
Caray had collapsed at his restaurant in Palm Springs four days earlier.
Before joining the Cubs. Caray called games for the St. Louis Cardinals (1945-1969), Oakland Athletics (1970) and Chicago White Sox (1971-1981).
In addition to his signature call of “Holy, Cow!” Caray was famous for his off-key, passionate rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh-inning stretch.
Since baseball players are returning to Florida and Arizona for spring training, it’s only appropriate to hear Caray singing one more time. Here is a video from the last Cubs home game of 1997, which was his final appearance at Wrigley Field: