Katy Perry dedicates Super Bowl song to Tebow
February 6th, 2012
12:56 PM ET

Katy Perry dedicates Super Bowl song to Tebow

Tim Tebow wasn't playing in Sunday's Super Bowl, but you might've thought he was by the way Katy Perry kept dropping his name.

The pop star was on hand in Indianapolis, Indiana to play her first U.S. performance since splitting from Russell Brand in December, and E! reports that she also handed out an award at the NFL Honors ceremony on Saturday.

Tebow, who happened to be sitting in the front row of the audience, was called out by Perry, who may have heard the gossip that her parents are trying to set her up with the quarterback. "Hey Tim," Perry said while handing off the first honor of the night, "my parents say 'Hi.'"

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What's the verdict: Madonna's Super Bowl show
February 6th, 2012
10:07 AM ET

What's the verdict: Madonna's Super Bowl show

Yes, there was a game on last night, but let's focus on the main halftime event: Madonna.

The 53-year-old trumpeted her nervousness right up to Sunday's anticipated performance, but she didn't make a timid entrance. Cloaked in a gold robe and wearing regal headgear, Madge swept onto the field atop a throne as gladiators led the way.

Madonna had promised a performance without scandal, and for the most part that's what she gave (one of the singer's many guest performers, M.I.A., apparently didn't get the memo).

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Kelly Clarkson hits the right note with national anthem
February 6th, 2012
08:48 AM ET

Kelly Clarkson hits the right note with national anthem

We've all witnessed the ways a star's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" can go horribly wrong, but on Sunday, original "American Idol" Kelly Clarkson was praised for singing it right.

Clarkson's fans noted that she showcased her show-stopping vocals while maintaining clarity and exercising some restraint. Immediately, an audience usually ready to critique had nothing but applause for the star.

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LMFAO to perform alongside Madonna at the Super Bowl?
January 27th, 2012
11:03 AM ET

LMFAO to perform alongside Madonna at the Super Bowl?

Party rock could be in the house at the Super Bowl on February 5.

Will.i.am, who performed at the 2011 Super Bowl with the “Black Eyed Peas,” told Capital FM that LMFAO, the twosome behind the chart topping single “Sexy and I Know It,” will perform alongside Madonna at halftime.

“I'm going to the Super Bowl this year to see my group LMFAO perform with Madonna,” Will.i.am told the U.K. music station.

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Minor-league hockey team offers Aguilera a do-over
February 8th, 2011
01:18 PM ET

Minor-league hockey team offers Aguilera a do-over

A minor league hockey team is offering Christina Aguilera a national anthem do-over.

The superstar singer botched "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Sunday's Super Bowl, substituting a line she'd previously sung for the one she was supposed to be on.

"I got so lost in the moment of the song that I lost my place," Aguilera said. "I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through."

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Super Bowl XLV most-watched program in TV history
February 7th, 2011
04:50 PM ET

Super Bowl XLV most-watched program in TV history

Who wasn't watching the Super Bowl last night?

The ratings are in, and the battle between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers has made Fox the first network to draw more than a 100 million viewers for a night in primetime.

There were 111 million viewers tuning in to Fox Sports' broadcast, making it the most-watched program in U.S. TV history. By comparison, last year's Super Bowl was watched by 106.5 million. (When it comes to fútbol, the most-watched FIFA World Cup men's game in the U.S. was the U.S.-Ghana game in June, which attracted an average of 14.9 million viewers to ABC, a total that reaches more than 19 million when combined with Univision's viewership.)

This is also the sixth consecutive year that viewership for the Super Bowl has gone up, going from an average of 86.1 million in 2005 to 111 million, according to the network.

Of course, “Glee’s” post-Bowl show got a bump in ratings as well: It was the highest-rated scripted program in three years among adults 18-49 with 26.8 million watching, also making the episode a series high.


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