Will Madonna Be the Next Super Bowl Halftime Show Performer?
There's a rumor going around that MADONNA will headline this year's Super Bowl halftime show, which is scheduled for Sunday, February 5th in Indianapolis.
--If it happens, it would be Madonna's first Super Bowl performance. According to reports, she almost did it twice before . . . in 1998 and 2000 . . . but both times the negotiations fell through.
--SBNation.com is the site that is reporting this. A rep for the NFL wouldn't confirm OR deny it . . . and there's also no word from Madonna's people.
--It would be good timing for Madonna. She's releasing an album next spring, and the first single could be out around the time of the Super Bowl.
Seth Rogen Got Married Saturday
SETH ROGEN married his longtime girlfriend Lauren Miller on Saturday in Sonoma, California.
--The guest list can pretty much be described as the New Millennium Comedy All-Stars. It included Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, director Judd Apatow and his wife Leslie Mann.
--One report even claims ADAM SANDLER was there.
--A source says, quote, "The wedding was more laughs than anything else. Every other line was a joke and the crowd couldn't contain their laughter. It was nonstop fun." (Popsugar)
Kevin Bacon Refused a Cameo in the "Footloose" Remake . . . Because He Didn't Want to Cheapen It
One thing you won't see in the upcoming "Footloose" remake is a cameo by KEVIN BACON. But it's not the fault of the writers, the producers or the director. It was Kevin's idea.
--Director Craig Brewer had a great part for Kevin, but Kevin turned it down. Brewer says, quote, "Kevin was wise in saying no to it. I think he had the right reason for it.
--"I think that he knew it would cheapen it somehow because if suddenly he showed up winking at the camera, it would have taken some of the teeth out of the narrative."
(--I don't know. Is a "Footloose" movie really something that needs its integrity so closely safeguarded? I think more people than not would ENJOY . . . and even EXPECT the cameo.)
--Speaking of "Footloose" . . . star JULIANNE HOUGH says RYAN SEACREST had trouble watching the movie because of a scene where she gets beaten up by an abusive boyfriend.
--She says, quote, "Ryan saw it and said, 'I can't watch that.' He was like, 'When he hits you I just want to punch the screen . . . When I see you pull some of those faces, those are the faces that I see, so you know so it's hard for me to watch.'"
Jenna Fischer Had a Baby Boy
JENNA FISCHER . . . a.k.a. Pam from "The Office" . . . gave birth to a baby boy on September 24th. His name is Weston Lee. This is the first child for Jenna and her husband, writer Lee Kirk.
Showbiz Tragedy! Leonard Nimoy Has Attended His Last "Star Trek" Convention!
Tragic news, "Star Trek" fans: Mr. Spock has attended his last convention. This past weekend, 80-year-old LEONARD NIMOY did a "Trek" convention in Rosemont, Illinois. And he says he's not doing any more. Ever.