Eight-time Grammy winner Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl LVII, the NFL announced today as the organization released the pregame entertainment line-up. Twelve-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, songwriter and producer Babyface , a 12-time Grammy winner, will sing “America the Beautiful,” and Abbot Elementary star Sheryl Lee Ralph will perform the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Oscar-winning CODA actor Troy Kotsur will perform the national anthem in American Sign Language, with Colin Denny, a member of the Navajo Nation in Arizona, signing “America the Beautiful” and Justin Miles will signing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Also as part of the pregame show, the U.S. Navy will conduct a flyover of Glendale, Arizona’s State Farm Stadium during the national anthem to commemorate 50 years of women flying in the service. As previously announced, Rihanna will headline the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show. The show … [Read more...] about Chris Stapleton, Babyface and Sheryl Lee Ralph Topline Super Bowl LVII Pregame Show
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EXCLUSIVE: It’s that time of year again. Super Bowl Greatest Commercials: Battle of the Decades , an annual interactive special where viewers vote for their favorite Super Bowl commercial of all time, will air Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 8 PM ET/PT on CBS and will stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Hosted by Boomer Esiason, analyst for CBS Sports’ The NFL Today and Daniela Ruah, star of CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles, the special airs from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles and State Farm Stadium, site of Super Bowl LVII in Arizona. In the special, now in its 22 nd year, Esiason and Ruah will spotlight their all-time favorite commercials in each decade before selecting their individual picks for the greatest Super Bowl commercial in the last four decades. Viewers will then crown the winner, chosen from the top two finalists in the live vote, which will be revealed at the end of the show. The special will feature exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at the most classic and … [Read more...] about ‘Super Bowl Greatest Commercials: Battle Of The Decades’ Interactive Special Set At CBS & Paramount+
TMZ.com Babyface will be belting out "America the Beautiful" at Super Bowl LVII next month … and the R&B legend tells us he never expected in a million years he'd be tapped for the honor. TMZ Hip Hop chopped it up with Babyface shortly after the NFL and Roc Nation's Tuesday morning announcement, and he was already predicting he'll be a frazzled mess leading up to game day -- but he still plans on giving the millions of viewers an honest performance that showcases his talents!!! Face knows he's got big shoes to fill ... the late Ray Charles ’ rendition of 'ATB' -- performed at the World Series in 2001 -- is immortalized in the Grammy Hall of Fame, and is a radio staple every 4th of July. He says the song speaks to his soul melodically, so he plans on putting together one of his classic Babyface arrangements -- and adds he'll even have some divine inspiration. Shine The Light On What's making the once in a lifetime performance … [Read more...] about Babyface Surprised by Super Bowl Gig, Plans to Pay Tribute to His Mom
TMZSports.com Guy Fieri and Tom Brady are friends ... so naturally, we asked the Food Network star if he had any insight into TB12's plans, and while Fieri didn't know if/where Brady plans to play football, he did have a suggestion. COME TO THE RAIDERS!!! TMZ Sports talked to Fieri -- a huge sports fan -- the day he announced he was throwing a MASSIVE Super Bowl party in Arizona on Super Sunday (more on that in a minute) ... here's what Guy said about Tom. Guy Fieri "I'm a Raider. You know me. I'm just standing over here, 'Hello! Feel free!'" ... as Guy waved his arms in the air, calling Brady to the dessert. Wherever he plays, Fieri says he hopes we haven't seen the last the 7x Super Bowl champ. "Tom, I'm just so impressed, he's such a great guy, such a great athlete, he's been through a lot, and I hope this is not the last snap we saw. I really do hope he's gonna come back. The guy's in amazing shape." Back to Fieri's … [Read more...] about Guy Fieri Talks Friend Tom Brady’s Football Future, Throwing Huge Super Bowl Party!
TMZSports.com Daniel Jones has what it takes to lead the Giants to a Super Bowl win in New York ... according to David Tyree , who knows a little something about winning a Lombardi Trophy. The former Giants receiver and special teams ace joined Babcock and Mojo on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs daily on FS1) -- a day after the G-Men won a road playoff game -- where the Super Bowl 42 hero was asked if Jones was, without any doubt, the team's franchise QB. "I think I said 6 to 8 weeks back, Daniel Jones is the quarterback for the New York Giants. You don't allow gold to walk out of the building for the potential of platinum, right?" Tyree asked. Getty "We're not gonna sit up here and say he deserves Deshaun Watson money, but he deserves that full-blown opportunity to represent this organization in the same manner that he did this year. He's earned the right, he's been dominant, he's been consistent, he's limited turnovers. … [Read more...] about David Tyree Says Daniel Jones Lead Giants To Super Bowl Win In New York
UPDATED, 10:24 a.m. : Paramount Pictures yesterday debuted the first photos from 80 for Brady , starring Tom Brady , Lily Tomlin , Jane Fonda , Rita Moreno and Sally Field — and today has unveiled the upcoming film’s first trailer. Directed by Kyle Marvin ( The Climb ), 80 for Brady is inspired by the true story of four best friends who take a life-changing trip to the 2017 Super Bowl LI to see their hero Brady play. Read more about the film below; check out today’s new trailer above. PREVIOUSLY, NOVEMBER 16: Paramount Pictures has unveiled the first stills from its Tom Brady film 80 for Brady — also starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, Sally Field and many more — which opens wide on February 3. The upcoming film directed by Kyle Marvin ( The Climb ) is inspired by the true story of four best friends who take a life-changing trip to the 2017 Super Bowl LI to see their hero Brady play. Pic’s eclectic ensemble also includes Sara Gilbert, … [Read more...] about ‘80 For Brady’ Trailer: Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno & Sally Field Head To The Super Bowl In Paramount’s Sports Dramedy – Update
Octomom must live next to a bunch of 49ers fans -- because when she arrived home after watching the Super Bowl at a friend's house ... she discovered one of her windows had been SMASHED! Sources close to Octomom -- real name Nadya Suleman -- tell TMZ, Octo and her 14 children had spent Super Bowl weekend at a friend's place ... and weren't home from Saturday afternoon to Sunday midnight, so the vandal(s) had nearly 36 hours to attack. As soon as she noticed the damage, we're told Octo called Palmdale Police ... who showed up 15 minutes later to take pics of the damage ... and make sure no one was lurking inside (the place was empty). As for whodunit ... sources close to Octo say she has a hunch it's the same person who's allegedly been harassing her and the kids for months now. We're told this incident is the final straw -- and now, Octo's having an alarm installed ... soon as the window's fixed ... with stripper money. … [Read more...] about Octomom — Super Bowl Vandal Smashed My Window!!!
MEGA Sorry, Joe Burrow ... Brad Pitt is definitely NOT in the Bengals' corner this weekend -- saying Thursday night he's still ridin' or dyin' with his hometown team!!! The "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" star made the not-so-shocking football pick after finishing up filming some scenes for his new flick with George Clooney out in NYC ... saying, as expected, it's Kansas City or bust for him this year. "Chiefs, baby!" he said of his Super Bowl selection as he got into his ride. Of course, Brad's been a longtime supporter of the Chiefs ... while he was born in Oklahoma, he moved to Missouri at an early age and was raised just a few hours from Arrowhead Stadium. Getty In fact, he's been seen sporting K.C. gear multiple times over the years, even rockin' a Chiefs cap at an awards show back in 2020. In order for Pitt's championship dream to come true, the Chiefs have got to get through Burrow and the Bengals this weekend -- before … [Read more...] about Brad Pitt Makes Super Bowl Pick, ‘Chiefs, Baby!’
Sherri The Navy isn't gonna be happy with this. Stephen A. Smith had a BOLD take this week, but it wasn't about whether Dak Prescott is elite ... it was his reaction to Rihanna performing the Super Bowl halftime show -- simply saying, "she ain't Beyoncé ." The ESPN personality made the comment during his appearance on "The Sherri Show" Wednesday ... claiming it's no shade to RiRi, but will most certainly come across that way with the singer's diehard fanbase. "Rihanna's music is fantastic," SAS said during the interview. "She's great. She's a sister. I love her dearly, I listen to her music, I'm gonna support her 'til the cows come home." "I'm just telling you, for me, there's Beyoncé and there's everybody else. Just like there's Michael Jackson and there's everybody else." Smith says he isn't NOT excited to see Rihanna do her thing ... but makes it clear there's only room for one at the top. Waiting for your permission to load … [Read more...] about Stephen A. Smith On Rihanna Super Bowl Halftime Show, ‘She Ain’t Beyoncé’
TMZ.com The NFL Pro Bowl captains have been announced ... but they're not superstar athletes like Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes -- it's Pete Davidson and Snoop Dogg !! TMZ Sports has confirmed ... the "Saturday Night Live" alum and rap legend will be going head-to-head when the festivities go down next month near Las Vegas ... with Pete representing the NFC, and Snoop leading the AFC. It's unclear what exactly their roles will be ... but we're assuming they'll be working alongside Peyton and Eli Manning , who were named the coaches for each conference. Pete Davidson Returns to Instagram With Eli Manning, 'Stay Tuned' Of course, Eli and Pete (a massive Giants fan) have built a tight friendship recently -- they even share a joint Instagram account -- so we take it their chemistry will certainly be a plus when the competition goes down. As for Snoop, he's always had ties to the sport ... and he even … [Read more...] about Pete Davidson, Snoop Dogg Named NFL Pro Bowl Captains