Super Bowl

P!nk to perform national anthem at Super Bowl LII

The NFL announced on Monday that P!nk will perform the national anthem ahead of kickoff on February 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

The singer will make her first Super Bowl appearance, unlike half-time headliner Justin Timberlake, whose last show caused quite a stir.

Timberlake previously created a controversy during half-time of the New England Patriots' 32-29 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 when he exposed Janet Jackson's breast at the end of the show.

 

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All about Lady Gaga's Super Bowl show

That all came at the end of 13 minutes of frantic action that started on the roof of a stadium in Houston, saw her plummet down to ground level before apparently running a few kilometres. All while singing, and fitting in one costume change. Not bad.

The consensus was that Lady Gaga nailed it - it being the half-time show of the Super Bowl, the big date in any American football fan's diary.

In doing so, she followed such names as the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Beyonce (more on her later.)

Super Bowl trailers whip up fan anticipation

Cars flew in a preview of the latest Fast and the Furious instalment, while Zac Efron sported Stars and Stripes underpants in a brief Baywatch tease.

A zombie seagull appeared in a "spot" for the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film, Dead Men Tell No Tales.

And Netflix revealed the next Stranger Things series will debut at Halloween.

There were also starry product adverts featuring Justins Bieber and Timberlake and Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot.

Here's a breakdown of some of the treats that TV viewers in the US and Canada saw.

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Super Bowl LI: Will Lady Gaga go off on Trump at halftime?

The 30-year-old pop star will take center stage for 13-minutes during Sunday's showdown between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, and bookmakers are not convinced she won't use it to make a statement against the 45th President.

Lady Gaga's Super Bowl show to feature hundreds of drones

Lady Gaga's Super Bowl halftime show will feature hundreds -- yes, hundreds -- of lit-up drones, a source with knowledge of the show's production told CNNMoney.

The source said the inclusion of unmanned aerial vehicles required clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration, which has placed a ban on drones at or near the stadium.

Earlier this week, the FAA declared a 34.5-mile radius around Houston's NRG Stadium a "no drone zone" on game day.

Pregnant Beyonce 'to perform at Grammys'

In an interview with a US TV show, he said the star sounds "tired" because she's been working on the performance.

He also said he was "shocked" to hear her pregnancy news and only found out after she made the announcement on Instagram.

But he said he'd since had a "wonderful daughter-dad conversation" with her.

Beyonce's nominated for nine Grammys at this month's awards.

Super Bowl LI: Will Lady Gaga go off on Trump at halftime?

The 30-year-old pop star will take center stage for 13-minutes during Sunday's showdown between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, and bookmakers are not convinced she won't use it to make a statement against the 45th President.

Lady Gaga practicing for Super Bowl in her backyard

The pop superstar has built a stage in her Southern California backyard to rehearse. And since it's Gaga, we are not talking a little stage.

The singer posted a snippet of a video on Instagram showing her and her crew in front of a large white tent.

"SuperBowl Rehearsal is so fun," the caption reads. "We built a tent in my backyard with a dancefloor to practice! We love you monsters, can't wait to perform for u!"

She also posted a pic of herself wearing an NFL shirt with the caption, "Rehearsal #cantstopwontstop dream big and never give up #halftime."

Lady Gaga to headline Super Bowl half time show

The Grammy award winning singer will play the halftime show in Houston, Texas in February 2017.

She has tweeted: "It's not an illusion. The rumours are true. This year the Super Bowl goes Gaga!"

The National Football League (NFL) championship game is the most watched event on US television.

Lady Gaga will follow in the steps of Beyonce, Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry.

It will be her second Super Bowl appearance after she opened last February's game with a performance of the American national anthem.

Adele won't do Super Bowl: 'I know I'm not Beyoncé, I can't dance'

At a concert in Los Angeles on Saturday night, Adele told her fans that the NFL asked her to be a part of Super Bowl LI in Houston on February 5, 2017 -- but she declined.

"Come, on. That show is not about music, and I don't dance or anything like that. They were really kind, they did ask me, but I did say no," she said Saturday, eliciting boos from the audience.