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Mary J. Blige Performs ‘No More Drama’ During Super Bowl 56 Halftime Show Which Features Y&R’s ‘Nadia’s Theme’ Sample

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The much talked about and highly-anticipated Super Bowl 56 halftime show was the first time in the history of Pro Football’s yearly crowning achievement that saw hip-hop and rappers headline the big show.

In a throwback to some of the big hits of the 90’s and early 2000’s, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, Eminem, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J Blige all took turns performing to the millions and home and the over 70,000 in attendance at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

However, it was the the brilliant Mary J. Blige, who had soap fans and pundits taking to social media following her her performance of Family Affair complete with dancers, but then transitioning into No More Drama.  And, it is No More Drama that has been favorite of many a soap fan of Blige’s, for it uses a sample of the iconic “Nadia’s Theme”, which is the current and ongoing theme of CBS’ The Young and the Restless.

Blige dropped down onto her back as she pretended to collapse for just a little bit of extra drama at the end of her solo performance.

The halftime show was produced by Jay-Z and featured Eminem getting down on one knee after his performance of Lose Yourself, which appeared to be moment to show solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, the ex-NFL QB who took a knee to protest police brutality and racial injustice back in 2016.  According to reports, the NFL stated that they knew ahead of time that Eminem would include the gesture in the performance.

So, what did you think of Mary J performing “No More Drama”? How did the Super Bowl 56 halftime show measure up? Let us know in the comment section below.

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I wonder if y n r gets any risidual royalties !?
Lord knows they could use a financial boost…10 actors on contract, 4 sets in rotation and bargain basement writing staff
You’d think cbs was purposely trying to axe the show…

I preferred the halftime shows in the 2000s that had actual bands playing instruments, but the “Dre & friends” show was pretty good, production wise. Maybe Dre should have rewrote his biggest NWA hit with the new title “Fuck the Referees”.

If you want to know why, just watch the last two minutes of the game again. They couldn’t have made the rigging any more obvious. A Devil’s not even a Bengals fan, but unholy shit, they got robbed by the zebras…

I’m with you on this, S. I always wonder why the stars get so hyped up about this. The vocals are taped so you don’t have to worry about forgetting the lyrics (though in J. Lo’s case this would be a plus). The music seems pre-programmed so the music should go smoothly. I guess they worry about doing all those gymnastics and calisthenics while lip syncing. I wonder how legendary stars like Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Heart, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan ever got thru a show without doing push-ups and squats?

The last time an actual band played the Super Bowl was 2010 and it was The Who…. Roger Daltrey sounded absolutely horrible. That might be when they decided pre-recorded vocals might be a good idea. Too bad the NFL panicked completely and never invited a real band to play the show again.

Of course calling The Who a real band is a bit of a stretch since Moon & Entwistle died. On the other horn… you should hear those guys jamming with Hendrix & Brian Jones!!

Soaphound…Love your list. I’ll add another…Prince performed half time in the rain.

WHO-DEY! There’s room for you in WHO DEY Nation!

Young Joey seems to be a very capable quarterback, but the Bengals really need to get that offensive line in order. You can’t get sacked as many times as Burrow does and not eventually get hurt really bad. Hate to see his career end early because the rest of the team didn’t protect him

Snoop is still #1 —
He has the rhythm and the moves–
He delivers smooth and easy..
It was the best Half time I’ve seen..
Congrats to them all—

SuOOO
Don’t tell anyone this old gal loves Snoop too. Too bad they couldn’t have Martha trotting out a snack for him.

Hi Violet 🙂
Hope all is well and healthy in your world–
And- never too old to luv Snoop!!
Ohh yes, Snoop is the best–
He has a way that none of the others have-
He is mesmerizing when he gets it on..
There is something about seeing him that makes one want to fire one up LOL—:)

SuOOO
Thanks for the kind words and next time you see him, fire one up for me too! Funny story, a few months ago I was having quite a lot of pain and when nothing was working I spied a chewable on a shelf that a “friend” had given me for such an occasion. I have never even had a drag on a joint so had no idea how this would effect me. I only ate half which was about 1/4 inch. Within 90 min. I guess, I felt like I was dieing and within the next 30 min. I had four beautiful, young firemen in my living room trying their hardest not to laugh at the old grandma stoned on her butt who felt like she was really going to die. I finally recovered and they got their laugh for the night. I still haven’t heard the end of it from friends and family.

Edibles are a very different experience than smoking. It’s more of a “full body high” than the “head” high you get from smoking or vaping weed.

The problem most mortals run into the first time is that they don’t get high right away, so they think they need to eat more…. without realizing that it takes anywhere from 1 – 3 hours (depending on your metabolism) to kick in. Also depends on what other food you might have in your system at the time and/or what sort of edible you have consumed, as THC is “fat soluable”. So let’s say you eat an edible… an hour later nothing happens, so you eat another one, and then you go to a BBQ and eat a bunch of high fat food like burgers & chips… and all of a sudden…. elevator goes to floor #420.

Yes… even a Devil had to get used to edibles.

Satan…You certainly are an expert on many things!

Hey, I was in the room when cannabis was invented, so I’ve always advocated for its use. Feel the same way about many other plant based medicines… but I don’t want to get big pharma trolls in here, so I’ll leave it at that.

Also…. if you’re looking for pain relief but not necessarily a high, you might want to look for CBD edibles. They contain some of the medicinal properties of cannabis without the psychoactive properties of THC. I’m in Hell, so I don’t know what the local/state laws are in your area, but CBD products sourced from hemp are often avaiable even in states where “weed” itself is not yet legal.

Satan,

Thank you so much for the info. Some I knew and some I didn’t and learned the hard way. I would have been better off smoking a joint, but I’ve always been afraid of the reaction. My main pain comes from Diabetic Neuropathy and have gotten relief for years from something called EMU 420, 50mgs of CBD oil. Alas, now it’s nowhere to be found in my San Diego area and I’ve tried so many of the shops and on-line. In desperation I tried a little piece of the gummie thing and I was told later it was the THC that got me as you explained. I certainly wasn’t looking to get high, just some pain relief. This stuff isn’t cheap, but I’ve tried a lot of oils and rubs with no results.I am willing to pay for the EMU if I can ever find it again..Thanks Satan for all your info. You sure are a wealth of knowledge and for whatever reason you decided to call yourself by the Devil’s name, it should be the opposite.

Violet and Su000…I’m not a rap fan, horrible lyrics if that’s what you want to call them. Especially stuff about women. But I gave Snoop a pass when he hooked up with Martha. Thought maybe he had outgrown his earlier “music” career. Until I read an article in Newsweek that he had collaborated on a new song recently called “Police” that encourages killing policemen. The NFL was made aware and asked to drop him from the show. Obviously they didn’t. NYCity police boycotted the halftime show because of this, just a few days after two of their own were killed by some bad guys. Sorry for my rant but things like this get me really upset. Part of the reason I didn’t watch the halftime show.

rose,

I definitely agree with you and I am going to sound like the worst hypocrite. I hate rap also for the lack of music and choice of words. In fact, I won’t let my grt.grandkids play it around me.
I can’t even explain it. Why do I like him so much but hate everything his “music” stands for? I saw he and his family on a game show and he was like a “real” person. Also with Martha, is she such a bad judge of character? She certainly doesn’t need the money their association brings. I don’t know. It was the same with D.T. I hated that man and every thing he stood for plus every vile thing that came out of his mouth, but I could not disown my f triends and family that idolized him. A lot of them believed in his “stuff” but couldn’t stand the man himself. So Rose, if you can figure out this attraction for this guy, please let me be one of the first to get your analysis.
Gosh, I hope SuOOO doesn’t see me as a traitor.

Hi Violet…I think we all have our guilty pleasures. For a person who hates guns and violence I confess mine is the movie “Kill Bill.” Can’t figure why. Let’s just hope our better angels always prevail.

rose
Thanks for the reprieve. Though I’ve loved my Soaps for over 60 years I do enjoy all the “cop” shows on TV as well as the Adventure movies, i.e Die Hard, etc. Have never seen Kill Bill though. Speaking of adventures, hope today’s show means they will be closing in on Peter soon, this is ridiculous, after so long, one just doesn’t give a fig anymore.

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The Bold and the Beautiful’s Tanner Novlan on Sheila’s Death: “Normally, Finn Would Be Right There with Steffy and Helping Her Through It, But Someone Needs to Help Finn Through This.”

This past week, viewers of The Bold and the Beautiful watched in shock as Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown) was stabbed and eventually died, when Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) in self-defense plunged a knife into the supervillain.

According to all accounts, for now, Kimberlin Brown has exited the series, leaving fans in disbelief. Many believe it’s a set-up against Steffy, and Sheila has not really met her maker. At the epicenter of the story is also Tanner Novlan (Finn). In key moments, it appears that Finn blames his wife for his biological mother’s death, which sends him reeling and not comforting his wife.

Instead, he runs out of the cliff house and goes to Deacon’s (Sean Kanan) where he sits in devastation, only at the end of Friday’s episode to be comforted by none other than Hope (Annika Noelle). All leading to speculation that Finn and Hope are about to hook up. Tanner appeared on the newest episode of Bold Live after the week’s episodes where he fielded questions from callers on what inquiring B&B fans want to know.

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During the call-in show, Novlan addressed if he thinks or knows if Sheila is actually alive. He responded, “Who knows? It is the soap world, but we definitely had to say goodbye to Kimberlin at work and that was really tough and really sad.”

While fans love their ‘Sinn’, Tanner agreed that they are seemingly an enduring couple, but the death of Finn’s mom will challenge them in a whole new way as his core values are tested. “I don’t think anyone wants to see ‘Sinn’ go away. They have one of the best relationships in soaps. It’s really interesting to see all of these different elements thrown at them and the them survive and how they battle through it,” he explained. “With this recent reaction it was different than the other ones, and the challenges they faced. I think it’s a moment where Finn is really rocked, and you’re right, his values, we know them. That is what is so great in playing him, in that, he has such great, true honest values.”

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When getting the scripts in which Finn points the finger at Steffy for his mother’s death and does not comfort her, Novlan shared his reaction, “In this moment he (Finn) is having a really hard time, mentally, which I think as an actor when I read that I was like, ‘Why isn’t he standing by his wife? What’s going on? This is not like him.’ This is something deep in him that has been triggered and he’s going to have to figure that out.” Tanner added, “Normally, Finn would be right there with Steffy and helping her through it, but someone needs to help Finn through this.”

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All leading to what fans saw on Friday’s episode. Hope comforted Finn in his grief. While Novlan is not giving anything away, he told a caller, about a potential Finn/Hope pairing that, “Finn would have to battle Thomas (Matthew Atkinson), and that might be a mountain to climb. I think Finn just needs someone to talk to. That relationship feels platonic to me.”

Watch the entire episode of BOLD Live featuring Novlan below.

Now let us know, do you think Hope and Finn will hit the sheets? Will Steffy and Finn ultimately divorce only to reunite down the line? Will Sheila come back alive and well, once Steffy is locked up behind bars for her “murder”? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Haley Pullos Attempts to Strike Deal with Prosecutors and Change Plea to “Guilty” for Lower Sentence in DUI Crash Case

At a hearing this week, the attorney’s for General Hospital actress Haley Pullos (ex-Molly) and the LA District attorney met with a judge in Pasadena, California who was informed the parties were working out a “potential settlement.” Pullos did not attend the hearing.

Haley is allegedly attempting to negotiate a deal with prosecutors, that if she changes her plea to “guilty,” that she would receive a lesser sentence which could result in limited or no jail time. Another part of the negotiation could potentially give Pullos a suspended sentence or house arrest.

Currently, Pullos is facing up to three years in prison after she pleaded ‘not guilty’ to a DUI and a second charge for a hit-and-run. Pullos was in a near-fatal car crash back in June of 2023, when she drove the wrong way on a Pasadena freeway while she was under the influence. and crashed into a another car.

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The other driver, Courtney Wilder, was rushed in critical condition to a local hospital to undergo emergency surgery, and is now suing the GH actress in civil court, plus seeking damages for negligence. Last month, Wilder allegedly added Pasadena’s No Comment Lounge to his lawsuit, where reportedly Pullos was working as a hostess the night of the accident. Wilder is accusing the nightspot of plying Pullos with liquor, and then allowing her to drive home in her car, which later caused his injuries.

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After the Wednesday February 28th hearing, the judge has now scheduled yet another hearing on April 8 which he said ‘should be the final’ one.

According to the Daily Mail, “Deputy District Attorney Melany Avanessians told Judge Smerling that if no plea agreement is in place by April 8, ‘we will send her to a preliminary hearing’ meaning Pullos would be on her way to a full trial.”

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Since Pullos’ legal troubles, GH has recast her role of Molly Lansing-Davis three different times. First with Holiday Mia Kriegel, and she was followed by Brooke Anne Smith. The latest Molly, Kristen Vaganos, seems to be a keeper at the moment during the Molly, TJ (Tajh Bell0w) and Kristina (Kate Mansi) surrogacy storyline.

Pullos joined GH as Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Ric Lansing’s (Rick Hearst) daughter back in 2009 and was with the show till the  summer of 2023 prior to the car collision.

What are your thoughts on Haley trying to change her plea to ‘guilty’ to receive a lesser sentence? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Justin Hartley’s New Series ‘Tracker’ Amasses Nearly 13 Million Viewers in Second Week, Following Premiere After Super Bowl Watched by 30 Million

CBS is reporting continued off-the-charts numbers for its freshman drama, Tracker starring Justin Hartley (ex-Adam Newman, The Young and the Restless, ex-Kevin Pearson, This Is Us).

In its second original episode airing on February 18th, the episode brought in nearly 13 million viewers across broadcast and streaming. The premiere episode, which launched on Super Bowl Sunday, has now been watched by 30 million multi-platform viewers.

Tracker is now currently ranked as  the #1 most watched entertainment series of the season, according to Nielsen’s Most Current data.

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Hartley stars in Tracker in the central role of Colter Shaw who roams the country as a reward seeker, using his expert tracking skills to help private citizens and law enforcement solve all manner of mysteries while contending with his own fractured family.

Coming up its its fourth episode entitled Mt. Shasta airing this Sunday at 9pm ET/PT and streaming on Paramount+.  As previously announced, look for Justin’s real-life wife, Sofia Pernas (ex-Marisa, Y&R) to appear in the season’s sixth episode.

Of note: The Tracker 30 million viewer number for the premiere episode is based on Nielsen Live+7 2/11/24 and 2/15/24 encore airing; Streaming from Internal Data premiere through 2/27/24; Co-Viewing is included for all CTV streaming.

What do you think of the performance of Tracker thus far, where Hartley is not only the star, but one of its executive producers? Comment below.

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