JENNIFER LOPEZ AND SHAKIRA GET READY FOR THE SUPER BOWL
MIAMI (AP) – Jennifer Lopez will have her special bling cup as good luck for her Super Bowl halftime performance, while Shakira is hoping for a decent pair of shorts. Shakira says she was up until 4 a.m. yesterday with tears in her eyes, dealing with shorts that did not fit. Shakira says the thing that gives her relief is knowing that Miami is full of energy that helped launch her career — and Sunday is her birthday. Demi Lovato will sing the national anthem, and Yolanda Adams will sing “America the Beautiful.” Dan and Shay, Pitbull and DJ Khaled (KAL’-ehd) will perform before the game Sunday in Miami.
SUPER BOWL MUSIC WILL BE RELEASED AS “VISUAL ALBUM”
MIAMI (AP) – The NFL will release the Super Bowl pre-show and halftime entertainment as a “visual album.” “Super Bowl LIV Live” (54th Super Bowl) will feature Demi Lovato’s rendition of the national anthem, Yolanda Adams’ performance of “America the Beautiful” and the halftime show featuring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. The performances will be on digital service providers shortly after they happen. Proceeds from the sale of the national anthem and “America the Beautiful” will benefit NFL’s Inspire Change charity.
“FROZEN” SONGWRITERS BARELY RECALL WINNING OSCAR
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The writers of the song “Let It Go” from “Frozen” barely remember winning their Oscar in 2014. Kristen Anderson-Lopez says she felt like she was not really present when it happened, and it was only when she watched her acceptance a few weeks ago that the memories came flooding back. Her husband and collaborator, Robert Lopez, says he remembers Bono shaking his hand as they walked down the aisle. Anderson-Lopez says she remembers touching Pharrell Williams and freaking out a bit because she had just touched Pharrell Williams. The Lopezes are nominated again this year for the best original song Oscar, for writing “Into the Unknown” from “Frozen 2.”
SHANIA TWAIN DEALT WITH DEPRESSION AND BODY ISSUES
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Shania Twain had depression so bad that she says there were days when she “didn’t really care if tomorrow came.” Twain lost her voice as a result of Lyme disease, then got divorced after her husband cheated on her. Twain tells AARP The Magazine she felt like she was in quicksand, but she didn’t surrender. Twain says age brings perspective, and every day she learns something new. She’s also more comfortable with her body. Twain says as she gets older, she thinks, “How many more years do I have to live, and do I really want to live them feeling negative about myself and the things I can’t change?”
INGRID MICHAELSON MUSICAL “THE NOTEBOOK” WILL START IN CHICAGO
CHICAGO (AP) – Ingrid Michaelson’s stage musical based on the movie “The Notebook” will make its world premiere this fall in Chicago. A premiere date was not announced. Casting is underway.
By Margie Szaroleta