The NFL Super Bowl! A shining American beacon of sportsmanship, teamwork, freedom — and heavily censored FCC rules and regulations.
After a series of superstar performances in past years, including Bruno Mars, last year’s Beyoncé Bowl and 2012′s show with Madonna (which landed her in hot water thanks to M.I.A.‘s middle finger), the show organizers have reportedly narrowed down the potential performers for next year’s show to Katy Perry, Rihanna or Coldplay. That is — if they’ve got the money.
The Wall Street Journal reports that NFL organizers “also asked at least some of the acts if they would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league, or if they would make some other type of financial contribution, in exchange for the halftime gig,” which has apparently been met with “chilly reception.” That’s right: They’ve got the gall to ask if these superstar acts would pay to play. More »