Beyonce Sparks Black Power Race War With Super Bowl Performance

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BEYONCE hijacked the Super Bowl — and strutted straight into a Black Power race row.

The pop star, 34, who had been accused of shunning her black heritage, stunned viewers by performing her new single Formation.

It includes attacks on police brutality and cops’ response to 2005’s Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

Fierce ... star has stirred controversy with her performance which highlighted current tensions between US police and the black community
Fierce … star has stirred controversy with her performance which highlighted current tensions between US police and the black community Getty Images
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Super Bowl 50: Halftime show

In front of a TV audience of one billion, her dancers paraded in outfits similar to controversial activists the Black Panthers. They also raised their fists in an apparent tribute.

The half-time show at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, was branded “ridiculous” and “anti-police” by former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Members of the National Sheriffs’ Association also turned their backs as they watched on Sunday at their Washington base. A cop’s wife posted: “Rise above and stay above the strife. For a girl who grew up in a privileged, wealthy family, she has no business pandering to those who didn’t.”

But DeRay Mckesson, leader of the Black Lives Matter movement, called its “shout-outs” to Michael Jackson and activist Malcolm X “excellent”. Beyonce’s performance, during Denver Broncos’ win over the Carolina Panthers, followed an opening sequence by Coldplay — the top-billed half-time guests.

Frontman Chris Martin later joined Beyonce on stage with Bruno Mars and many ridiculed his efforts. One said: “Chris Martin is like, ‘What am I doing here?’”

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Beyonce saves herself from dance move embarrassment

Embarrassing ... many commented that Chris Martin looked very out of place alongside Bruno Mars and Beyonce
Embarrassing … many commented that Chris Martin looked very out of place alongside Bruno Mars and Beyonce

 

Mario Woods

Mario Woods, 26, shot dead by white police officers in San Francisco last year
Mario Woods, 26, shot dead by white police officers in San Francisco last year

BEYONCE’S backing dancers raise their fists as they are joined by the star’s mum Tina.

They had earlier demanded justice for Mario Woods, 26, shot dead by white cops in San Francisco last year.

Backstage ... performers pose in solidarity wearing black outfits and berets
Backstage … performers pose in solidarity wearing black outfits and berets

Malcolm X

Controversial ... civil rights leader Malcolm X
Controversial … civil rights leader Malcolm X Topham

THE half-time routine saw dancers in an X formation, an apparent tribute to activist Malcolm X.

He opposed Martin Luther King’s non-violent approach to US integration and wanted his followers to create their own nation, free of whites.

X marks the spot ... dancers form cross in tribute to the black rights icon
X marks the spot … dancers form cross in tribute to the black rights icon

1968 Olympics

Fists raised high ... Tommie Smith and John Carlos used their Mexico City medal ceremony to protest civil rates
Fists raised high … Tommie Smith and John Carlos used their Mexico City medal ceremony to protest civil rates AP:Associated Press

ATHLETES Tommie Smith and John Carlos used their Mexico City medal ceremony to protest against racial discrimination.

After winning 200m gold and bronze they raised black-gloved fists during the US national anthem.

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Beyoncé And Bruno Mars Completely Upstaged Coldplay At The Super Bowl Halftime Show

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Coldplay’s shining Super Bowl moment was overshadowed by “special guest performances” from Bruno Mars and Beyoncé.

 

 

Because overshadowed he was.

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Coldplay and their colorful minimalism were forgotten the second “Uptown Funk” started playing.

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/kelleydunlap/coldplay-halftime-show-belonged-to-beyonce-and-bruno-mars?utm_source=currently&utm_medium=browser-extension&utm_campaign=chrome#.kmwPZbrqJ

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvJUMc7xlLQ

 

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Bill Cosby: Faces 10 years in prison if found guilty of drugging and fondling a former Temple University employee

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Mr Cosby is accused of drugging and fondling a former Temple University employee in 2004. On Wednesday, a judge in Pennsylvania rejected arguments made by his lawyers that a previous ruling in 2005 made him immune from prosecution.

Dozens of women have said the actor assaulted them but the former TV star says the encounters were consensual.

The next step in this case will be a hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence for the actor to stand trial.

The comedian, once the highest paid US television star, could go to prison for 10 years if convicted.

Judge Steven O’Neill issued the ruling at a court in Norristown, just outside Philadelphia, after a two-day hearing.

Bill Cosby in courtImage copyrightAP Image captionCosby (centre) denies any wrongdoing

The complaint by Andrea Constand, who has waived her right to anonymity, was first made after the alleged assault.

But the then district attorney, Bruce Castor, decided in 2005 there was insufficient evidence to prosecute.

However, lawyers who succeeded Mr Castor decided last year to reopen the case after other women came forward with similar accusations.

Documents from Ms Constand’s civil lawsuit against the star were sealed until last summer.

Document that sets out allegation

Mr Cosby’s defence team this week put Mr Castor on the stand to argue that the criminal case should be dismissed because his decision in 2005 was “binding” and made the actor forever immune from prosecution.

“In this case, the prosecution should be stopped in its tracks,” said lawyer Chris Tayback.

“Really what we’re talking about here is honouring a commitment.”

But District Attorney Kevin Steele demanded to know what proof there was that Mr Castor ever made such an agreement, since it was never put in writing, and questioned what authority he had to make such a deal.

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Twitter User: ‘Joseph Fiennes Can Play Michael Jackson, But Idris Elba Can’t Play James Bond‘?

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Joseph Fiennes  (the guy who played William Shakespeare in Shakespeare In Love) has been cast as Michael Jackson in an upcoming 9/11 road trip drama. 

The one-off drama, commissioned by Sky Arts, will focus on a story, rumoured to be an urban legend, about Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando driving from New York to California together to escape the terrorist attacks of September 11.

The story goes that Michael invited Elizabeth and Marlon to his concert in New York, and then decided to flee the city, hiring a car and stopping off at several fast food joints on the way.

 

As if the premise of the film wasn’t unusual enough, Twitter users have taken to the platform to voice outrage at the peculiar casting choice for Jacko.

One user reasoned: ‘Joseph Fiennes can play Michael Jackson (a real person). But Idris [Elba] can’t play James Bond (a fake spy for a fake agency)? Cool, cool, cool.’

Others said the strange casting choice was typical of whitewashing in the film industry, while others joked about the issue, saying ‘Joseph Fiennes is going to play Michael Jackson in a movie. His brother, Ralph Fiennes, played (the nose-less) Lord Voldemort. Coincidence?’

Joseph has spoken out about the film – which will apparently be called Elizabeth, Michael And Marlon – confirming it’s really happening and saying: ‘It’s a challenge. It’s a comedy. It doesn’t poke mean fun but it’s a story, possibly urban legend, whereby Michael, Marlon Brando, and Liz Taylor were all together the day before 9/11 doing a concert.

‘Airspace was shut down and they couldn’t get out and Michael had the bright idea to go to hire a car and drive.

‘So the three of them got in a car and drove to Los Angeles. It took them a while because they had to stop at a lot of Burger Kings for Marlon; but they got out.

‘It’s a lovely thing about Michael’s relationship with Liz Taylor and Marlon Brando. It’s a fun, light-hearted tongue-in-cheek road trip of what celebrity of that kind is like. But also it’s rather beautiful and poignant about their relationships as well.’

Also in the cast will be Stockard Channing (yes, Betty Rizzo from Grease) as Taylor and Scottish actor Brian Cox as Brando.

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Nick Cannon congratulates ex-wife Mariah Carey on her engagement in hilarious Instagram snap

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NICK Cannon has congratulated his ex-wife Mariah Carey on her engagement to billionaire James Packer in a hilarious Instagram snap.

The TV presenter enlisted the help of his comedian pal Kevin Hart to stage the photo – who is seen sporting a worried expression as he leans over Nick in a hospital bed.

The header reads: “It’s just a ring Nick…”

The 35-year-old star has four-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with his ex Mariah and despite only splitting from the singer last year, Nick appears to be nothing but happy for his former spouse.

He captioned the photo: “Ha! This made me laugh out loud for real!!! HILARIOUS! #AllLove.

Congrats to @MariahCarey and James! May God Bless Your Future Union… #GreatPeople #GreatCouple.”

Nick Cannon congratulates ex-wife Mariah Carey on her engagement in hilarious Instagram snap [Nick Cannon/Instagram]

Nick Cannon congratulates ex-wife Mariah Carey on her engagement in hilarious Instagram snap [Nick Cannon/Instagram]

It first emerged the Australian businessman had popped the question to the We Belong Together singer last week following a “fairytale” romance.

According to E! James got down on one knee in Mariah’s hometown of Huntington, New York.

The couple, who have been dating for slightly less than a year, reportedly fell “head over heels in love with one another” when they met.

The website also reports that James proposed to Mariah with a 35 carat ring, but the pair have yet to set a wedding date.

Mariah Carey and James Packer are engaged [Wenn]

Mariah Carey and James Packer are engaged [Wenn]

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CHILDREN OF FAMOUS CELEBS WHO HAVE GROWN UP

 

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From Brooklyn Beckham to Kaia Gerber these children of famous celebs have really grown up and are making us feel old – Johnny Depp’s daughter is now a model! 

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2016: RED CARPET

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