I always find it maddening when people have the gall to critique a performer like Beyoncé, questioning her star power, or entertainment value, or (gasp!) singing voice. It’s akin to the flunky armchair quarterback, sitting at home saying he would have caught that pass. HA! I’d like to see you try. You absolutely cannot step to Beyonce or her singing abilities — and particularly her balls out Super Bowl halftime performance Sunday night. And you also can’t step to Bey’s backing band, the Sugar Mamas, who bring with them scads of musical experience and sweat equity in the biz. Keep reading »
Did you guys watch last night’s Beyonce Bowl? I thought her opening act took forevvvvvvvvvver on that grassy stage, but when Bey finally came out, it was so worth the wait. I couldn’t stop screaming “What?! What?! What?!” at the TV screen. And then when the two other members of Destiny’s Child shot up into the air and onto the stage? (Michelle Williams, poor thing, needed to work on her execution, but whatever.) I was beside myself. It was so hot the stadium lost power. Check out the whole performance above. Queen Bey foreverrrrrr.
Once upon a time, I was in love with a man who loved football and loved gambling. That meant that I was very lonely on Sundays, when he spent the whole time switching between games on the TV and making various bets online, not just on the outcomes of those games, but little bitty plays within them. It looked complicated and I didn’t care about football, so I stayed out of it. But come Super Bowl Sunday, my specific expertise — or at least my second opinion — was often called upon. See, in addition to the many specific bets you can make about each and every play of the game, online gambling sites offer up a wealth of non-sports related bets you can make as well, on everything from the length of the National Anthem to possible surprise appearances during the Half-Time Show. Basically, people will bet on anything. And if you’re not really into football but looking to inject a little bit of that pre-game excitement into your Super Bowl Sunday, you can make a few of these ridiculous “prop bets” online or bet against your friends too. Here’s a selection of some of the ones I’m considering laying down some money on, along with their current odds. [via Huffington Post; Bovado] Keep reading »
Will you be watching this Sunday’s Super Bowl? I will probably tune in, as I love any excuse to nosh on various chips, dips and crudites and holler at the TV about men in tight outfits. I think I’m rooting for the 49ers, mostly because I went to school in Santa Cruz, CA, which is, like, an hour and a half south of San Francisco. Also, I don’t know what other team is playing. Anyway! I am also obviously going to tune in during the Half-Time Show because Beyonce will be singing and/or lip-syncing (who really knows these days, amiright?). There have been rumors that the rest of Destiny Child’s would come out to perform their new song, “Nuclear,” but Michelle Williams says that’s not true. (Although, Michelle would be the last member of Destiny’s Child to get the memo on future plans, so maybe she just doesn’t know yet.) Remains to be seen! Keep clicking to get a look at how rehearsal is going in these backstage photos that Beyonce posted on her website…