January 29, 1993 |
Twenty-seven years ago at Super Bowl I, the halftime spectacular featured the marching bands of the University of Arizona and the University of Michigan. In case you've been lunching in outer space, Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show stars Michael Jackson in an extravaganza loaded with music and special effects, including more than a ton of fireworks to light up the sky above the Rose Bowl. "Obviously things have changed very much since (Super Bowl I)," said Greg Aiello, director of communications for the National Football League.
February 4, 2004
AMERICANS of good character should be repulsed, but not surprised, that MTV and CBS, two media outlets today known for sleaze and tastelessness, put on a Super Bowl that featured a live, bare-breast shot of Janet Jackson. Does anyone other than those who are naive believe the networks' protestations that the incident was accident? If they do, they should rethink this, considering the sources of the denials. The incident fit right in with the tawdry nature of this annual football sports orgy and the crude advertising it featured.
February 7, 2013 |
The NFL has shot down speculation that New York-area winter weather might cause the cancellation of any live, outdoor halftime performance at next year's Super Bowl. While Super Bowl XLVIII won't set the record for most Roman numerals - that was XXXVIII - it will be the first scheduled for a domeless stadium in a cold-weather climate - MetLife Stadium in North Jersey. "Hope you enjoyed Beyoncé, football fans, because next year, there may not be a halftime show at the frigid Meadowlands Super Bowl," the New York Post wrote Monday.
February 2, 2004 |
While CBS Sports should be praised for delivering a superb Super Bowl telecast last night that got better as the game wore on, the network instead had to deliver an apology for a crude, breast-baring windup to a glitzy halftime show. It came about when singer Justin Timberlake tore off part of Janet Jackson's top, exposing her right breast (more details, plus a photo in Newsmakers, Page D2). "CBS deeply regrets the incident," spokeswoman Leslie Anne Wade said after the network received several calls about the show.
February 6, 2012 |
EIGHT YEARS after Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction, some unexpected controversy returned to the Super Bowl halftime show. M.I.A., appearing with Madonna and Nicki Minaj to perform "Give Me All Your Luvin'," flipped the middle finger to a camera before a cutaway. The song contains an inappropriate word, which she did not appear to say, although it was difficult to hear her clearly. NBC went to a blurred wide view of the stage in an effort to cut out the shot, but it was too late as M.I.A.'s middle-finger gesture could be seen.
February 7, 2012 |
First, a worldwide audience. Next, a worldwide tour. Madonna, fresh off her performance as the Super Bowl's halftime show Sunday, has announced a globe-trotting string of concert dates, starting with May 29 in Tel Aviv, followed by Abu Dhabi and Istanbul, before a couple of dozen European gigs. The Philadelphia appearance Aug. 28 at the Wells Fargo Center will kick off a series of 26 North American shows. Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com on Feb. 13, as do tickets for the Sept.
February 3, 2004
In light of the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, it is no wonder the world derides American culture. . . . I was so proud of the beginning ceremonies commemorating the U.S. armed forces and memorializing the Columbia astronauts . . . but then Hollywood entered . . . at halftime. . . . [Performers] sang supposedly popular songs whose lyrics made no audible sense, while dancers and singers . . . gyrated onstage holding their private parts. . . . The finale was when Justin Timberlake tore off a portion of Janet Jackson's jacket, exposing her right breast, complete with a sequined pasty.
November 28, 2009 |
Super Bowl high note: Who but The Who? Proto-punk geniuses The Who will help sell useless consumer goods to millions of citizens in more than 230 countries around the world by performing at the Super Bowl XLIV halftime show Feb. 7. The halftime show is sponsored by rubber 'n' tire king Bridgestone Corp. and will provide relief from the Oakland Raiders vs. Dallas Cowboys - or whatever - game. The Who is hawking its Greatest Hits CD, due Dec. 22. Pigskin beats blood It seems America's true passion is football - and not that latest trend, drinking blood.
October 17, 2012 |
Nothing is forever. Except, perhaps, good literature. That's what Johnny Depp is banking on with his new book imprint, Infinitum Nihil ("nothing is forever"), which he's launching in partnership with HarperCollins Publishers. The company, says Depp, will scour the heavens and earth to find "authentic, outspoken and visionary ideas and voices" for the imprint. "I pledge, on behalf of Infinitum Nihil, that we will do our best to deliver publications worthy of people's time, of people's concern, publications that might ordinarily never have breached the parapet," Depp said.
January 27, 2000 |
0n what day in midwinter can you say: "Everybody into the pool"? Super Bowl Sunday, of course. But it's not just a day for bettors. It's the nation's No. 1 day for home parties, according to the folks at Hallmark. In honor of that, have we got a proposition for you. Actually, we've got a dozen of them. They're "proposition bets" you could use at your Super Bowl party. In recent years, such wacky wagers have caught on as a way to add to the evening's fun. The idea originated with the oddball "proposition bets" offered in Las Vegas, where people wager on anything from the last player who scores to the length of the longest field goal.