MISSY ELLIOTT + KATY PERRY AT SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW, HIT OR MISS?
Katy Perry’s “surprise” guest is a major one.
Yesterday, the pop star said that she’d be joined by an “old school” artist during her Super Bowl halftime performance. Confirming rumors, the mystery performer will be Missy Elliott, according to AP.
“When you hear the first ring of the chord,” Perry said, “I think jaws will drop and faces will melt.” Back in 2011, Elliott was featured on a remix of Perry’s song ‘Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)’.
Due to medical issues, Elliott has not toured regularly since 2010. Since releasing The Cookbook in 2005, the Grammy winner has only released a pair of singles; last we heard, Missy and longtime collaborator Timbaland had “the bullet in the gun” with regards to her comeback album. [via FactMagazine]
Super Bowl XLIX is an upcoming American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots and National Football Conference (NFC) champion Seattle Seahawks to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2014 season. The game is scheduled to be played on February 1, 2015, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30pm MST (6:30pm EST/23:30 UTC). This will be the second Super Bowl played in that stadium (XLII), and the third one held in the Phoenix metropolitan area (XXX at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe). The game will be broadcast in the United States by NBC.
For the second season in a row, but only the third time in 21 seasons, the number one seed from each conference will meet in the league championship game. This will also be the first time in a decade that an NFL team will play in consecutive Super Bowl games, with the last such instance in 2004 and 2005, when the Patriots played in Super Bowls XXXVIII and XXXIX, respectively. Super Bowl XLIX will be the Seahawks’ second consecutive Super Bowl appearance, having defeated theDenver Broncos 43–8 in Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014, while the New England Patriots will be returning for their eighth Super Bowl appearance, and their first since losing 21–17 to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI in 2012. With their appearance in Super Bowl XLIX, the New England Patriots will join the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers as one of the three teams that collectively share the record for most all-time Super Bowl appearances, as each has appeared in eight separate Super Bowls to date.
Pete Carroll will be the fourth head coach to face his former team: Weeb Ewbank defeated the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III, Dan Reeves lost to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXIII and Jon Gruden defeated the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII; Carroll coached the Patriots from 1997 to 1999, and he was succeeded by Bill Belichick.