Beyonce channeled her Sasha Fierce alter-ego on stage at the half-time Super Bowl show this evening as a surprise reunion of Destiny´s Child wowed the crowd in New Orleans. Launching the show with a strong performance of ´Crazy in Love´ complete with a guitar flaming as it played out its solo, Beyonce proved her doubters wrong by singing live one week after the controversy over her lip-synching at the Presidential Inauguration. In a massive surprise for the tens of millions watching at home, Beyonce was joined by Destiny´s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams who sang with the diva
Ummmm....so that was spectacular? Guess it doesn´t take much anymore. I´ve seen Beyonce a couple of times and it´s always the same thing. Good grief. I guess that´s what passes for talent today. Low info indeed.
Oh-she´s the super-duper role model for Sasha and Malia, don´tcha know. I heard Michelle say that. Yep---that´s just what I want: open thigh squats and shake your buns. Is that a class at Sidwell Friends?
Well guess I´m totally out of touch...didn´t know any of the songs, couldn´t understand the words, didn´t hear a groove/beat, thought the so-called dancing was really cheerleader moves so I muted the crap...and none of the commercials grabbed me either...
Take that, Mitches! Apparently, CBS is perfectly fine with alienating an (admittedly slim) majority of this country for their own minority views. Next thing you know, they´ll set up a series of softball interviews with Obama to further his agenda! Just like the state-run media used to do with Stalin and Hitler! But, naw...that´s hyperbole, isn´t it? Couldn´t happen here.
No following the logic because I don´t like Beyounce but liked Tom Petty somehow I´m just old...she was ok...it´s the whole rock concert show I´magainst frankly...I want something better cus the comment is true in one respect why if you don´t like the rock star´s music?
#23: We´re not so much old fogeys as we´re old enough to tell the difference between roses and hog slop. Obviously your profession has numbed your senses. Have fun in the troughs for the rest of your life, my man! (Snort!)
Ours is probably the only house in the US not tuned in to the overhyped Super Bowl and the triply overhyped, worst kept secret ever of the Most Saintly Beyonce (sarcasm) and her half-time worship service. I think Beyonce has a good voice, but does not use it in any way that impresses me. She is an excellent caterwauler. The fact that she´s BFFs with the Poseurs in Chief makes me want to see her even less.
Skimpy black leather and lace outfits on talent-less ´´entertainers´´. Fortunately my granddaughters were not watching as my daughter and son-in-law don´t have tv. They could be watching from the internet, and I KNOW the half-time would be blocked. Are the organizers unaware of the age groups that watch? The only half-time show that was memorable for me was when my parents visited from England, and it was a Disney half-time. We all enjoyed it.
It was the worst form of exploitation to put those Sandy Hook kids out there. One of the real problems with survivors of violence is a sense of guilt that they lived, and someone else died. It must be even more difficult for little kids than for adults. Shame on the NFL. And I was pretty sure that Alicia Keys would never end with her over the top melisma attached to the star spangled banner. The whole pre-game and half time show, with that screeching dancer, who appeared ready to take it all off, made me a grouchy old man.
#22 asks if anyone else notices that in commercials now, white people are stupid and black people smart? I have noticed that. Also white people cause accidents and black people are victims, paramedics are all black also. That is more propaganda. I really despise the left.
Actually, Beyonce did not appear to sing "absolutely live" as promised. I´ve spoken to people in the know who say she sang live in parts but sang along to a pre-recorded track in other parts. Therefore, it was not "absolutely live".
The comments about her performance on the social media have been largely negative.
I´m with #11. They could save a bundle on this overhyped halftime show by awarding it to a really good high school marching band (Macy´s Parade, anyone?) and instead of paying them, they make a large donation to the school which could be applied toward funding their arts program.
I saw about 10 seconds of this "show" - - and remarked to my wife - "they look like prostitutes".
It was better than the "wardrobe malfunction" and better than Madonna, but it did look like a bunch of prostitutes and wasn´t appropriate for kids to view. I know they can see way worse, but this is supposed to be family entertainment.
I thought it was pretty lame. Beyonce is a big girl, isn´t she (at least by Hollywood standards). I switched to Downton Abbey shortly afterwards and came back for the end of the game. Pretty exciting, but sorry SF couldn´t convert (not a fan, just would have found it more exciting).
Since when is an in-your-face screaming calisthenics show half-time entertainment? And what is there about our National Anthem that causes popular artists to make singing it a stylistic romp and all about them? Ridiculous, Alicia Keyes. In contrast, I had the good fortune to attend a huge new citizen swearing in ceremony at the L.A. Convention Center a few months ago. One of the highlights of the ceremony was an amateur young lady who sang our anthem with feeling BUT sang it straight, a cappella and in-tune. It was so moving bringing thousands to tears and then cheers. That young singer got it that it was not about her.
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I thought they were just some dancers from the Cougar Lounge.
The Obama administration’s interference in Texas’ redistricting and voter-ID litigation does not protect voting rights. It protects the Democratic Party. Recall that just a few months ago, high-ranking Obama operatives launched a campaign to “turn Texas blue.” The administration’s foray into Texas voting rights litigation is just another page in that political playbook. In redistricting, the Obama administration has aligned itself with Democratic state representatives and Democratic members of Congress who already are suing Texas. It is no surprise then that the legal position of President Obama’s attorneys seeks to improve Democratic candidates’ prospects.
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More than 5,000 weapons collected in various buyback programs were melted down into steel rebar Tuesday morning, authorities said. Officials from the Los Angeles County Sheriff´s Department and the Santa Monica, Inglewood and Culver City police departments oversaw the 20th annual "gun melt" at Gerdau Steel Mill in Rancho Cucamonga, the sheriff´s department announced. The mill annually donates its furnace and workers for the event, the department said. The sheriff´s department´s buyback program -- which offers grocery store gift cards in exchange for weapons -- began in Compton in 2005. Now several municipalities offer such events throughout the year.
It may not look particularly attractive, but as just $1 this family home is a complete bargain. However, despite being on the market for the drop-down price since February last year, the Detroit property is astonishingly still for sale. It is one of a number of run-down properties lying in the suburbs of Michigan´s largest city, which earlier this month filed for bankruptcy, crippled by enormous debts. Built in 1915, the property on Saint-Clair Street has been listed for sale since May 2011. After initially being placed on the market for $900,
Conservative bloggers went wild Monday when they got wind of the Congressional Black Caucus’ suggestion that President Obama pick Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Houston for the post of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. Rich Cooper, avid blogger for Security Debrief, responded to the news of the Jackson Lee recommendation in a post by saying, “Apparently, it is not a joke. For reasons that baffle any sense of reality, it is a serious gesture on the part of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to encourage President Obama to nominate Rep. Jackson Lee
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