Luke Bryan was right at home at AT & T Stadium in Arlington, TX as the half time entertainer for the Dallas Cowboys/Carolina Panthers Thanksgiving matchup. He thrilled the crowd with his hits like ‘Kick The Dust Up’ and ‘Don’t Want This Night To End.’
Luke Bryan, 39, was the perfect choice to thrill the big game crowd – and national TV audience – as the halftime entertainer brought down the house with a medley of his smash country hits. He took a break from his mega successful Kick The Dust Up Tour to wow the NFL fans in such a huge way. We’re sure the Cowboys/Panthers national audience were amazed by Luke’s rousing half time performance!
Luke brought the crowd to their feet with a medley of his hits which rounded off with a rollicking version of “Shake It For Me,” while the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders shook their stuff behind him on stage.
The crowd in the stands definitely needed the energetic performance, as the Cowboys has a horrible first half, trailing 23 – 3, after Tony Romo threw three interceptions and Carolina had over double the yardage on offense as Dallas.
Luke’s halftime show helped launch the annual Red Kettle campaign held by the Salvation Army. The singer himself is no stranger to giving as he supports charities that raise money for AIDS and cancer research, children and disaster relief. Click here to check out Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights.
Luke showed off his preps before the big game on Nov. 25, seated alongside Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and a top Salvation Army official via his Twitter account:
“As a football fan, I’m especially excited to be performing on Thanksgiving Day,” Luke said after it was announced on Oct. 27 that he’d be performing. “It’s also an honor to spotlight two great organizations like Dallas Cowboys and the Salvation Army and raise awareness for all the great work they do,” he added.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Luke’s halftime show performance? Tell us your opinions in the comments below!
20 million people are about to see 7 brand new breeds of sanctioned pooches.
The National Dog Show, sanctioned by the American Kennel Club, will air after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and viewers will get to see a special Italian hunting dog and a shaggy-haired sheepdog.
Truth be told, the dogs have all been around for years, but they just got thumbs up from the AKC.
The fresh batch includes a Bergamasco, which sports felt-like mats for fur. And there’s a Spanish Water dog, a pet ensconced in Spain for centuries which herds, hunts and makes a good companion.
There’s also a Lagotto Romagnolo, a centuries old Italian water dog. And there’s a Berger Picard, a herding canine.
And get a look at the Cirneco dell’Etna, a dog rooted in Sicily which has graced the earth for 2,500 years.
There’s also a Boerboel, a muscular dog in the mastiff family.
And on the domestic front, there’s a Miniature American Sheperd.
To mark the one-year anniversary of the most popular Tiny Desk Concert ever and the 10th anniversary of his debut album, rapper T-Pain played a concert at NPR’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
At the end of this dramatic week, let’s just take a moment to listen to T-Pain.
T-PAIN: The bad times make the good times seem so much better.
INSKEEP: The singer was in our studios last night. T-Pain was a huge star a decade ago, until he was criticized for using Auto-Tune – computerized voice enhancement. Now he’s back, due in part to an NPR video seen by millions. And he performed in our studios, without Auto-Tune, last night.
T-PAIN: (Singing) I was born by the river in a little tent. Oh, and just like the river, I’ve been running ever since. It’s been a long, long time coming.
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The two were spotted at Planet Hollywood for the concert, and both tried to keep an extremely low profile. You can see from the video below, Bey kept her head tucked on the way out and Jay Z covered up with a hood.
Britney recently signed a brand new $ 35 million deal with PH … so maybe Beyonce’s just taking notes for a show of her own.
Hot Chip (DJ set) are headlining the Snowbombing stage at The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard ShowPhoto: Getty Images
The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show is bringing the world’s best snow-fuelled party to Battersea Park on November Thursday 5 and Friday 6.
Taglined as the greatest show on snow, Snowbombing will take over the après stage to give snow-sports enthusiasts a taster of its massive music event held every year in Mayrhofen, Austria.
On November 5, British indie-electronica band Hot Chip will be the main act when they take to the decks for a DJ set. Among all the party tunes needed to set the place off, Hot Chip are likely to showcase material from their latest album Why Make Sense?, which includes tracks such as Huarache Lights, Need You Now and Started Now. Expect a lot of bass and synth to go along with the wintery backdrop of the show when the London group hit the stage.
Also on the bill is The 2 Bears, comprised of Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and producer Raf Rundell. The duo mix a variety of genres such as 2-step, house, hip-hop and soul, and also host a show on Ministry of Sound Radio called Follow the Bears.
On the Friday night, highly respected DJ Norman Jay MBE will bring his wide range of club material to the Battersea crowd. Jay can’t be pinned down to one genre, so the audience should expect the unexpected. After being acknowledged by the highest authority in the land (erm, the Queen), Jay is one of the main highlights on the music stage this year.
Opening for Norman Jay are The Cuban Brothers, a quirky quartet who’ve built up a reputation on the international circuit with a distinctive blend of soulful music with jaw-dropping b-boy action and riotous comedy. They’ll be encouraging show-goers to laugh, dance and groove to the Cuban rhythms.
As well as big-name music acts, the British Ski and Snowboard team will be dropping in, including Sochi 2014 Olympic athletes Jamie Nicholls and Aimee Fuller who are greeting fans during the show. Q&A sessions provide the chance to ask the secrets behind being a top athlete, as well as getting signed posters from the UK’s top skiers and riders.
The London show has a 42-year heritage and will be in a new home this year in Battersea Evolution. Set within London’s iconic Battersea Park, the new venue will create an authentic alpine village, never before seen in the capital.
The London show will be in a new home in Battersea Park this year
This year, visitors get a genuine taste of the Alps, with authentic food, visiting après bars, shopping in the new outdoor village and over 200 top snow-sports brands and destinations within the show arena.
Hear these top acts and more at this year’s Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show London (November 5 to 8). Tickets are available to book now at skiandsnowboard.co.uk.
As we prepare for The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s return on Nov. 8, fans of the hit reality show are buzzing over new reports that the show’s cast may experience an additional shakeup halfway through Season 8.
As of now, the show’s cast for Season 8 will feature, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams and Kim Fields as full-time housewives. And ShereéWhitfield and Shamea Morton will be rounding out the new lineup of ladies as part-time housewives.
But new reports suggest that halfway through the season, rumored cast members Amiyah Scott and Tammy McCall Browning will also be added to the mix!
The new reports echo what a source revealed to Daily Mail Online about Whitfield’s comeback season on the show. The insider said that Whitfield allegedly made a deal with RHOA executive producer Carlos King to get a full-time slot on RHOA after he sold a reality TV show idea she pitched to him to another network. “He was just trying to do whatever he could to keep her from suing him,” the insider said.
Reports claim that Scott and McCall Browning will then step in as the second round of “friends” to the housewives for the remainder of the season! And with the large number of part-time or supporting cast members filming for the show this season — including Marlo Hampton, Scott, Morton and Whitfield — fans have been questioning for months how all of the women would be fit into the full-time cast members’ storylines!
“Cheers” star John Ratzenberger — who played mailman Cliff Clavin on the show — is 100% on board for a reunion show … along with the rest of the cast … but there’s one thing holding up the entire operation.
Ratzenberger was out in L.A. this week when we asked about rumors the “Cheers” cast would be reuniting for a TV special.
John tells us, the cast is already fired up about the possibility … but a reunion show would have to overcome one major hurdle first. Watch the clip to see what’s holding it all back.