Beyonce's Halftime Show with Destiny's Child Was Popular on the Internet . . . And Joe Theismann *Loved* It
BEYONCÉ drew some criticism for her not-so-live gig at PRESIDENT OBAMA'S inauguration . . . but at least for now, it seems like the Internet LOVED her Super Bowl halftime performance.
--Beyoncé's set-list included "Love on Top", "Crazy in Love", "End of Time" and "Baby Boy". And as expected, she reunited with former DESTINY'S CHILD members MICHELLE WILLIAMS and KELLY ROWLAND.
--They performed "Bootylicious", "Independent Women" and a special version of Beyoncé's "Single Ladies". Beyoncé ended the show with "Halo".
--For the record, it's hard to say for sure if Beyoncé did the whole show without a backing track . . . but last week she guaranteed it WOULD be live. She said, quote, "I'll absolutely be singing live. I am well-rehearsed. This is what I was born to do."
--One person who REALLY enjoyed the show was former NFL quarterback JOE THEISMANN. At least, we think. Just after her performance, he Tweeted, quote, "Beyoncé [S-word] the house down."
--He later deleted the Tweet . . . and clarified, quote, "My bad meant SHUT down house."
--In other Twitter reactions, KOBE BRYANT wasn't shy about throwing out a superlative. He Tweeted, quote, "Phenomenal talent. Respect. Beyoncé: The Greatest Female Entertainer of All Time."
--KIM KARDASHIAN also thought it was, like, the GREATEST THING EVER. She Tweeted, quote, "OMG Beyoncé killed it!!! And when Destiny's Child came out . . . that made my life! #Bootylicious"
--And LARRY KING Tweeted, quote, "Beyoncé's halftime performance was probably one of the best I've seen, and I've seen them all. Lights out!"
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Performed His "Lennay" Voice on "Dr. Phil" . . . and Experts Say They Do Match the Original Voicemails
In the second part of his interview on "Dr. Phil" on Friday, MANTI TE'O hoaxer RONAIAH TUIASOSOPO DID end up performing his "Lennay" voice . . . the very feminine voice he apparently used to trick Manti for over a year.
--Initially, he didn't want to do it . . . because he was "embarrassed" or something . . . but he was able to do it after Dr. Phil gave him a "privacy screen" to sit behind.
--After that, Ronaiah agreed to do it again on the phone with a producer witnessing it. The show sent that audio to three voice experts . . . and all of them concluded that it WAS the same voice as the one in the original voicemails that Manti provided.
--One expert even said Ronaiah was, quote, "a true talent," who had abilities the analyst had never seen before.
--For what it's worth, Ronaiah also revealed that he was molested and raped as a child by people close to his family. He said he was afraid to say anything, because he didn't want to hurt his relationship with his dad.
--He said the abuse made him feel, quote, "dirty and filthy," and added that he would "hold it in and hope it doesn't happen [again], but it did."
--Ronaiah also said he was, quote, "well aware" of "the horrible things" he's done . . . and had this message for Manti and his family: Quote, "I can never explain how sorry I am for everything. I pray that you can forgive me.
--"Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, maybe you've already done it, and maybe you never will. My deepest apologies."
--Manti has not commented on the interview.
Are Justin and Selena Back Together?
JUSTIN BIEBER and SELENA GOMEZ may be back together. Selena apparently spent the night at Justin's on Friday, and was spotted leaving early Saturday morning . . . trying to keep her face hidden, of course.
--Sources say they were together at a joint called the Soho House on Friday night, before heading back to Justin's house.
Boyz II Men Will Perform in Moscow . . . to Encourage Russian People to Have Sex
BOYZ II MEN will play Moscow on Wednesday . . . in order to encourage Russian people to HAVE SEX.
--Seriously . . . Russia's population is declining, and this show is reportedly part of an effort by President VLADIMIR PUTIN to get Russians in the mood.
--Russia is looking at a possible decline of 25 million people by 2050, due to low birth rates and early death due to alcoholism, heroin abuse, pollution and general poor health.