The Weeknd vows to tone it down for his Super Bowl show
This photo provided by the NFL shows singer The Weekend speaking at the halftime press conference ahead of the Super Bowl 55 football game, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (Perry Knotts/NFL via AP)The Weeknd may be known for his graphic music videos and performances featuring blood and violence, but the three-time Grammy winner says he will tone down his act during the Super Bowl halftime show. The pop star said he will “keep it PG” during his headliner slot on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium as the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Florida. The 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show will be different this year due to the pandemic and The Weeknd said he will use different parts of the stadium, the field and a “little bit" of the famously massive pirate ship. AdWhen asked for his favorite Super Bowl halftime show, The Weeknd cited Diana Ross' 1996 performance. The Weeknd, whose real name is, Abel Tesfaye, joins a list of celebrated musicians who have played during Super Bowl halftime shows, including Madonna, Beyoncé, Coldplay, Katy Perry, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and last year’s duo of Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.
Uncut Gems is finally on Netflix -- and you have to watch it
When the trailer for Uncut Gems came out in fall 2019, many people (including this writer) were skeptical of the movie. And then the movie finally hit theaters, and all the skepticism of Sandlers ability to play a serious role was quickly wiped away. He owes a lot of people a lot of money, and we get to watch Ratner make deal after deal, just waiting for it all to implode. Were used to seeing him play bumbling buffoons who barely have their lives together, but after youve watched Uncut Gems, you realize that Ratner isnt that much different from Billy Madison or Happy Gilmore. We can only hope Sandler got a boost of acting confidence with this role in Uncut Gems. Not that any of his latest project are that bad, but do we really need another Grown-Ups movie?
This is the most important week of the year for movie theater owners
Columbia Pictures | SonyIt's the biggest week of the year for movie theater owners. Bagby said in 2015, the company made 10% of its annual box office during that one holiday week. Theater owners are particularly optimistic this holiday season because of the wide array of films that will be available. As of Sunday, the U.S. box office had tallied around $10.83 billion in ticket sales, about $1 billion shy of 2018's total. With a traditional holiday turnout, the box office should end the year just under 4% behind 2018.cnbc.com