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Eminem Demands $2 Million for Super Bowl Gig

EminemEminem reportedly refused to perform at a Super Bowl party unless he was paid $2 million.

The "Monster" rapper is said to have been approached to play a concert at the NFL Owners Party during Super Bowl week in 2014. According to TMZ, the offer was for Eminem to perform a set of his greatest hits for 1,500 guests following a lavish dinner, but organizers were forced to find a replacement act after the rapper demanded the hefty fee.

Reps for the event were also eyeing a performance from Kanye West only to find that his fee was also out of budget. "[For Kanye] it was $1 million, plus a lot of other perks," a source revealed.

As a last resort organizers have reportedly snapped up "Tight Rope" singer Janelle Monae who will perform for a more reasonable $150,000.

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Justin Timberlake Set for Live Return

Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake is to make his live return with at a pre-Super Bowl party.

The 31-year-old star - who hasn't released a record since 2006's Future Sex/Love Sounds - made a sudden chart reappearance earlier this month with "Suit & Tie," a collaboration with Jay-Z, and is now set to perform at the DTV Superfan Stadium in New Orleans for DIRECTV Super Saturday Night show on February 2, an invite-only event which will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. The concert will mark Justin's first public performance in five years.

The singer-and-actor will release his third solo album, The 20/20 Experience later this year, and recently admitted he hadn't expected to release any new material when he returned to the recording studio last summer. In an open letter to his fans, Justin wrote, "So, here goes: This year is an exciting one for me. As you probably have heard through the 'grapevine,' I'm gearing up for a big 2013.  Back in June of last year, I quietly started working on what is now, my next journey with that thing I love called MUSIC. The inspiration for this really came out of the blue and to be honest, I didn't expect anything out of it. I just went into the studio and started playing around with some sounds and songs. It was probably the best time I've had in my career... Just creating with no rules and/or end goal in mind and really enjoying the process."


Beyonce to Perform at Super Bowl 2013

BeyonceBeyonce Knowles will perform at the half time show of the 2013 Super Bowl.

The "Love on Top" singer will be the musical act at the NFL Super Bowl XVLII, held in New Orleans on February 3 next year.

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest TV events, watched by an estimated 114 million people. This will mark the second time the singer has appeared at the Super Bowl, after she sung the national anthem in 2004 in her hometown of Houston when the New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers.

Traditionally, Super Bowl performers are joined by special guests, and although nothing has been confirmed, fans will expect to see cameos from Beyonce's husband, rapper Jay-Z, and her former Destiny's Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.


Acura, Cadillac, Honda, and Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial sneak peeks

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Transportation, Videos,

It’s that time of the year where we can freely get down on junk food, trash talk, and look forward to the commercials just as much as the big game. We're talking about the Super Bowl (oh, and don't forget to enter our Big Game Giveaway!) Each year millions upon millions are dumped on commercials for mere marketing purposes.

Without a doubt, Volkswagen had one of the most successful commercials last year (see video after the jump to jog your memory) and is aiming to repeat its success again this year staying with the Star Wars theme. However, Volkswagen is not the only one fighting for airtime during the big game. Honda, Acura, and Cadillac have aired their Super Bowl commercials early this year and I want to focus your attention on the creativity of the ads.

Manufacturers know that millions will be watching the game on the 5th, and one would think that they would put effort into creating an entertaining commercial. Well one would think, but that’s not always the case. Let’s take a look at the Cadillac ATS spot, above.

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NFL fans sue the NFL, Dallas Cowboys, and Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones

Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: News, NFL, Playoffs,

Jerry Jones and the NFL are being sued by displaced Super Bowl ticketholdersNFL fans, particularly what I would think are Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers fans that were jilted out of their seats at Super Bowl XLV are now suing the NFL, Dallas Cowboys, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. The beef is because about 400 seats were not installed, inspected, and approved before the big game despite knowing well in advance that this was the case. The NFL has offered paying $2400 and offering tickets to next year's Super Bowl. However, what if their team doesn't make it back? Another option has been offered, but what it comes down to are fans not being able to be in the moment supporting their team at the pinnacle of NFL status. I don't blame these people one bit.

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Motorola attacks iPad in their awesome Xoom teaser ad

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Videos,

 

Motorola has released a teaser for the forthcoming Xoom tablet.

"2011 Looks a lot like 1984. One Authority. One design. One way to work. It's time for more choices," says the clip.

It seems to be a shot at Apple, with the text of the video appearing over an image of a globe sporting the iPad maker's signature white ear buds.

The preview advertises the Xoom's speed, boasting its dual-core 1GHz processor, 1080p HD video playback, and 3G upgradable to 4G. It also emphasizes the tablet's flexibility. It will run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb and use Adobe Flash Player. The Xoom will also have a five-megapixel rear-facing camera and a two-megapixel front-facing camera. Apple's next-generation iPad is also rumored to include dual-facing cameras.

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Black Eyed Peas Booked for Super Bowl Halftime Show

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Artist News, Performances, R&B / Soul,

The Black Eyed Peas have officially announced, through will.i.am’s Twitter account, that they will be performing during the Super Bowl halftime show.

This season, the sporting event will be held in Dallas on February 6.

“They could have picked anybody,” will.i.am told Rolling Stone. “It says something that they picked us.”

(FYI - You can also follow Albumista on Twitter.)

Read More | E! Online

Vote on Your Favorite Super Bowl Commercials

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Specials, Sports, Commercials, Video,


It’s hard to sit through an entire - and the commercials - without taking a break or making a kitchen run. If you missed any of the commercials, or want to see them again, YouTube is offering a where you can catch all the in-between game highlights.

Viewers can vote on their favorite advertising spots and share the videos on the social network of their choice.

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Sunday Ratings: Super Bowl, Undercover Boss Break TV Records

Drew Brees after Super Bowl XLIV

The score may have been close for most of , but the game’s ratings were the best thing on TV…by far.

Last night’s battle between the Indianapolis Colts at the New Orleans Saints had 106.48 million Bud Light-swilling, Doritos-chomping sports fans glued to their TV sets. That number represents the largest viewing audience for any event in U.S. television history.

The previous record was established by the series finale of M*A*S*H. That 1983 event totaled a whopping 105.97 viewers.

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Megan Fox Gets Hand Double for Super Bowl Commercial

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Videos,


Although was seen reclining in a bubble bath in her new Super Bowl ad, a hand double was used for close-up shots of her playing with Motorola’s new Blur smart phone.

The model was brought in because Megan has a genetic condition called brachydactyly, which means she has clubbed thumbs. (You can see some pictures of her hands here.)

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