Bruno Mars Will Headline the Super Bowl Halftime Show
Yesterday, the NFL announced that BRUNO MARS will headline this season's Super Bowl halftime show on February 2nd.
Bruno appeared in a live broadcast of Fox's "NFL Sunday" to make it official. He described the gig as, quote, "an honor." BEYONCÉ headlined the last Super Bowl halftime show earlier this year.
Eminem Acted a Little Weird in an Interview on ESPN
EMINEM was interviewed on ESPN during the halftime of the Michigan / Notre Dame game on Saturday night
. . . and he was acting a little strange. (The talk was with sports anchors Kirk Herbstreit and Brent Musburger.)
For whatever reason, Eminem spent the first 20 seconds of the interview giving a blank stare with his eyes bugging out. He also seemed disinterested in hyping his new album . . . and instead, made a series of lame jokes.
When asked what he was most excited about with the new album, he responded "Nothing." He then went on to say that he couldn't wait until it was over. ???
Eminem did say, quote, "Sorry, live TV freaks me out a little bit."
Does Dr. Phil Own a Giant Pressurized Egg?
TMZ says Dr. Phil spends time in an egg-shaped, pressurized device called a CVAC. That stands for Cyclic Variations in Adaptive Conditioning.
It uses air pressure to compress the muscles at regular intervals, which supposedly improves circulation, stimulates stem cell production and produces other health benefits. (You can see what one looks like at the official website, CVACSystems.com
The thing costs at least $65,000, and Phil has one in his house. He's not the only celebrity who uses one. NOVAK DJOKOVIC, the number one tennis player in the world, is also a fan.
Sources say Phil got one because he's "very active", and it helps with his shoulder and knee problems. Phil just turned 63 on the first of this month.
There Are Now Four Shows Based on "The Wizard of Oz" in Development
There were already THREE shows based on "The Wizard of Oz" in development at various networks . . . and now the CW is making it FOUR.
They're trying to acquire a show called "Dorothy Must Die" . . . a drama in which Dorothy stayed in Oz and became an evil DICTATOR, alongside her henchmen: the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion.
Then, ANOTHER girl from Kansas comes to Oz . . . in another tornado. And she helps the witches, who are now the good guys, quote, "reclaim Oz from Dorothy's power-hungry, ruthless clutches."
It's based on a young adult novel of the same name that's coming out next year.
NBC has a show in the works called "Emerald City", which is a dark, "Game of Thrones"-style drama . . . there's also CBS's "Dorothy", which is a "medical soap" (???) . . .
And Syfy is doing the miniseries "Warriors of Oz", which is some sort of a, quote, "fantasy-slash-action reimagining" of the story.
"Riddick" Is Your New #1 Movie
VIN DIESEL'S "Riddick" was the only new movie in theaters this weekend, which gave it the easy win at the box office with $18.7 million. But that was still shy of the $24 million "The Chronicles of Riddick" made nine years ago in 2004, especially when you factor in inflation.
Here are this week's Top 5 movies:
1. (NEW) "Riddick", $18.7 million.
2. "Lee Daniels' The Butler", $8.9 million. Up to $91.9 million in its 4th week.
3. "Instructions Not Included", $8.1 million. Up to $20.3 million in its 2nd week.
4. "We're the Millers", $7.9 million. Up to $124 million in its 5th week.
5. "Planes", $4.3 million. Up to $79.3 million in its 5th week.