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KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 8/20/2014

The NFL Wants Musical Acts to Pay for the Privilege of Performing at the Super Bowl?


The NFL doesn't pay musical acts to perform on the Super Bowl halftime show . . . and now, they're reportedly trying to get musicians to pay THEM for the PRIVILEGE of taking the stage.


The "Wall Street Journal" says the league has narrowed their wish list for this year's game down to three acts:  RIHANNAKATY PERRY, and COLDPLAY.


According to sources, league reps have been checking around to see if anyone would PAY to play . . . and naturally, the people they've talked to have NOT been super receptive to that.


The NFL hasn't commented directly.  A spokeswoman merely said their contracts with performers were confidential, and that their only goal was to, quote, "put on the best possible show."


The Super Bowl halftime show has become a prestige gig, but it's hard to believe anyone would pay the NFL to do it.  


It's also hard to believe the NFL is apparently IGNORING THE PEOPLE . . . who obviously want to see WEIRD AL YANKOVIC get the gig.  As of last night, the petition to see Weird Al perform was up to 126,000 supporters.




Casey Kasem’s Family Says He Did NOT Want to be Buried in Norway


The NY Post claims Jean Kasem wants to bury Casey in Oslo because of her Norwegian roots. RADAR Online claims Casey's family wrote a letter to Norway that read:


“We just wanted to set the record straight, regarding our father Casey Kasem. As beautiful as your country is, our father has never spoken of any desire to be buried in Norway either to us or to his friends. In fact, it was the opposite. Casey wanted to be buried in his hometown of Los Angeles, California, his home for over 53 years We believe the representations made to you have been perpetuated by not only Jean, but her daughter Liberty because of the ongoing investigation from local authorities of criminal elder abuse.”


The family is asking the country to decline Jean’s request.



Ariana Grande is “Overwhelmed” by Fame


ARIANA GRANDE is one of the hottest artists around right now and she says she’s still adjusting to the fame. She tells “People” that she is overwhelmed by her success. 


She says, ''There is so much attention on me that there wasn't before. I've been so overwhelmed.”  


So what’s her secret to keeping it all in perspective? THE BEACH. “I love going to the beach really late at night. That is how I make sure I don't explode.'' 




Eva Longoria is Returning to TV


EVA LONGORIA is joining the cast of Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 


She'll play Sophia, a defense attorney who catches the eye of Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) while in court.




Are Drake and Rihanna Back Together?


DRAKE and RIHANNA were at a club together in New York City Monday night. 



They didn't arrive or leave together, but they were inside the club at the same time for about two hours.  And witnesses say that they were, quote, "deep in conversation, flirtatious and whispering in each other's ears."



There's no word, official or otherwise, on the status of their relationship.




Where Are They Now: American Idol’s William Hung


The most famous rejected American Idol singer has wed. WILLIAM HUNG tied the knot in Alhambra, California.


William, by the way, is no longer pursuing his musical dream. He now works as an administrative assistant for the LA County Department of Public Health. 

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Locations : AlhambraCaliforniaLos AngelesNew York CityOslo
People : Andy SambergAriana GrandeBrooklyn Nine-NineCasey KasemEva LongoriaJake PeraltaJean KasemKATY PERRYLibertySophiaWilliam Hung

08/20/2014 8:52AM
KJ's Hollywood Dirt for 8/20/2014
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