Beyonce answers her critics… then teases big announcement during her Super Bowl performance! A former “American Idol” judge crashes last night’s auditions! Plus, a big name will be joining the Sandy Hook Elementary School Chorus at Sunday’s big game! Find out who it is in today’s Dirty Laundry!
Beyonce was at a Superbowl press conference and asked everyone to stand. She then sang The National Anthem and asked if there were any questions. She confirmed that she did sing with a backing track during Barack Obama’s Inauguration last week. Her explanation: “Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking the risk … so I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry. And I’m very proud of my performance.” And she told fans to tune into her Super Bowl performance for a big announcement after her set. Check out all the details!
Baby news! Penelope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem are expecting a second child. They have a son, Leo Encinas Bardem.
And more baby news! They were just married and now they’re announcing that they’re expecting their first child. Donald Faison and CaCee Cobb are expecting. CaCee tweeted: “Looks like @donald_faison and I are going to have a little stormtrooper of our own!”
And Tracy Morgan and his fiancé are expecting their first child. Now last night was the series finale of “30 Rock” and Ben & Jerry’s unveiled it’s new 30 Rock themed flavor. Liiiiiz Lemonnn! It’s lemon-flavored Greek frozen yogurt with a blueberry-lavender swirl.
Justin Bieber needs to stop letting his friends drive his Ferrari. Remember Lil Twist was driving the car when he was pulled over and then a photographer was struck and killed by another car while shooting the traffic stop. Btw, Lil Twist caused $8,000 damage to the car when he bottomed out in the hotel parking lot. The hotel is paying for the repairs!! And now his friend Lil Za was pulled over in the car for tinted windows. He was placed in the cop car because he was driving without a license…he starting flipping off the photographers but let go.
Kristin Chenoweth is upset with American Airlines after a gate agent went on a screaming rant and embarrassed her and made her cry. Kristin was boarding with her service dog and the agent was giving her a hard time about the paperwork. But the agent made a mistake and Kristin tweeted the woman’s name and now the airlines is apologizing and refunded her some money.
Hugh Hefner’s wife Crystal is putting her wedding gown and shoes up for auction on Charitybuzz.com. Hugh’s long time assistant and friend to the Playmates, Mary O’Connor, died earlier this week and she’s donating the dress in memory of Mary. The money will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Mary’s name.
Michael Christian and Mel Greig—the Australian DJs whose prank call to a London hospital last month when Kate Middleton was there won’t face charges in the nurse’s death.
On Super Bowl Sunday Alicia Keyes will sing the National Anthem and Beyonce will perform during halftime. And make sure to watch Jennifer Hudson when she joins the chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing “America the Beautiful” before Sunday’s Super Bowl game. Children who survived the shooting rampage also recorded a version of “Over the Rainbow” to raise money for charity. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Western Connecticut and the Newtown Youth Academy.