While singing the Star Spangled Banner before Super Bowl 45 in Dallas Sunday, Christina Aguilera ‘lost her place‘ a couple times.
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Aguilera errored in singing “What so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last gleaming” instead of the correct lyric, which begins “What so proudly we hailed.”
Her “O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming,” also repeated an earlier, errant lyric.
Super Bowl 45 halftime performer Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson of the Black Eyed Peas, who suffered no such memory loss during her performance, was sympathetic to Aguilera’s plight during an appearance Monday morning on the Dan Patrick Show. Read more…
When you have to spend five minutes telling us how important someone is, don’t bother:
(Thank goodness for the six fingers of Cutty)
Can just hear the night-before convo: ‘Remember Coach Sparano’s daughter’s Bat Mitzah? Promise me no dried vomit in your hair this time’
Kobe Bryant was spotted at the Orange County Civil Courthouse in Santa Ana, CA, on Wednesday. But he wasn’t there to face any charges - he was there to possibly pass judgment on others.
In case you couldn’t tell, that pic of Kobe awaiting selection for jury duty comes courtesy of TMZ. Originally in a pool of 40 prospective jurors, Bryant still has a chance to spend more of his time in the halls of justice as the pool has been whittled down to 18 - and he’s still in the running.
The trial Kobe could be put on involves a case of car vandalism. But surely there are more interesting trials in the LA-OC area that #24 could be assigned to instead.
This one comes straight from the catalogue of bizarre marriages between celebrities and former athletes, and it might be up near the top: Singer-slash-actress-slash-Black-Eyed-Pea Fergie married a former Minot State quarterback (That’s NAIA dude. NAIA!) over the weekend in Southern California, which is about as far from Minot, North Dakota as one can get.
(You know the woman on the left. The guy on the right QB’d an NAIA school.)
We imagined that’s what former QB and lifeguard Josh Duhamel had in mind when he moved to L.A., but according to this story about the marital union in the MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE (yes, evidently the Twin Cities’ paper of record is devoting valuable space to marriages involving North Dakota celebrities these days), Duhamel not only visits his home town regularly, he’s also intimately invested in the community, working with the Minot State Athletic Department and co-owning a restaurant on Main Street in downtown Minot. The eatery’s name? 10 North Main. We see he’s holding on to that midwestern dry wit.
In these rough economic times, nothing is sacred. Circuit City closed a bunch of stores before Black Friday, the stock market is tumbling harder than the “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” lady, and cats & dogs are sleeping together just to cut their rent in half. But now we have the ultimate sign that our economy is in a deep depression: A whole bunch of Super Bowl parties are being canceled this year.
(Owen Wilson is not pleased by the news. Or maybe he’s really pleased.
You can never tell with him.)
According to SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL, Super Bowl parties hosted by Sports Illustrated and talent agencies CAA and Octagon have already met their grisly end. Even more upsetting, the party plans for Playboy, one of the mainstays of the Super Bowl party scene for years, are said to be “up in the air”. And that, my friends, is not a good sign.
Luckily, there are a few EXTREME party organizers who are going full steam ahead with their festitivites, economy be damned!
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, John Travolta
, Leigh Steinberg
, Nora Haynes
, P. Diddy
, Sports Illustrated
, Super Bowl Parties
, Tanking Economy
, Winky Wright
Remember Sarah Spain? I don’t think I’m allowed to say what I think of her, but it rhymes with shmashmention shmore. Ms. Spain is over at MOUTHPIECE SPORTS now, and sat down with Blackhawks winger Kris Versteeg. Versteeg leads all rookies in +/- rating, but more importantly, leads the NHL in cringe-inducing raps.
(Kris Versteeg: Ghetto Fabulous.)
Versteeg has said his dream is go onstage at a Fergie concert. Question his manhood all you like, but don’t question his devotion to The Duchess. Here, without prodding, he honors us with his rendition of Ludacris‘ part from “Glamorous.” Oh, like you aren’t desperate to see the video, after the jump.