A-Rod and Cameron Diaz show PDA at Super Bowl
February 7th, 2011
10:45 AM ET

A-Rod and Cameron Diaz show PDA at Super Bowl

It seems Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez were more into each other than the actual game at yesterday's Super Bowl between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

As the Fox network camera scanned the thousands of spectators at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Diaz was caught feeding her New York Yankees beau a handful of popcorn.

"I'm sure Alex is thrilled we just put the camera on him at that moment," Super Bowl announcer Joe Buck said as the PDA-happy pair scored on screen.

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Aguilera enters 'twilight' zone at Super Bowl
February 6th, 2011
09:39 PM ET

Aguilera enters 'twilight' zone at Super Bowl

O say, can Christina have a do-over?

Christina Aguilera helped kick off Sunday’s Super Bowl with a singer’s nightmare, flubbing the words of "The Star-Spangled Banner" about 40 seconds into the song as tens of millions prepared to watch the game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Standing at midfield at Texas' Cowboys Stadium, the singer-actress mixed a previously sung clause with the one she was supposed to be on.

Here's what she sang, with the error in bold:

"O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last [unintelligible].”

That fourth line was supposed to be: "O'er the ramparts we watch'd were so gallantly streaming."

In a statement released by her publicist, Aguilera explained what
happened:

"I got so lost in the moment of the song that I lost my place," the
singer 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."

Aguilera isn't the first person to have trouble with the song, as Time magazine's "Top 10 Worst National-Anthem Renditions" will remind us.

The list includes Michael Bolton's effort at a 2003 playoff baseball game in Boston's Fenway Park, where he had to pause midsong and check some notes before correctly getting through the same line that troubled Aguilera.

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