Scene and Heard
Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Updated: Thursday, February 7, 2013 00:02
1. Beyonce Dazzles
Joe Flacco may have won MVP, but Beyonce was surely the most entertaining presence at last Sunday’s Super Bowl. Storming onto stage for the Halftime Show, the artist sometimes known as Sasha Fierce proved that she has earned that last name. “Fierce” was indeed the word of the night, as the black leather-clad pop star strutted her stuff. Beyonce worked through hits like “Single Ladies” and “Survivor” and brought Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland on stage for a crowd-pleasing Destiny’s Child reunion.
2. Simply Unbeliebable
Justin Bieber resurrected his dormant rapper alter ego, Shawty Mane, this week with an appearance on “Lolly,” a new track by Maejor Ali featuring Juicy J. Beliebers are sure to swoon at their idol’s latest foray into rap, which finds him delivering lines like, “Throwing up a G note, like I’m at a casino / I’m all fancy, yeah I’m popping Pellegrino.” Juicy J was impressed with the young Canadian’s skill, saying, “I love it, man.”
3. Rihanna Supports Brown
The never-ending story of Rihanna and Chris Brown’s tumultuous relationship saw a new chapter this week, as Rihanna showed up in court to support Brown. The court date was in regards to allegations that Brown didn’t fulfill his required 180 days of community service agreed on in his 2009 plea deal—a deal resulting from Brown’s 2009 domestic violence toward Rihanna. Nonetheless, Rihanna testified in Brown’s defense and reportedly blew him a kiss before they left the courtroom arm-in-arm.
4. 'Galaxy' Casts Pratt
Marvel’s latest effort at a superhero franchise, Guardians of the Galaxy, has a new star: Chris Pratt. The actor, best known as Andy Dwyer on NBC’s Parks and Recreation and his recent appearance as a Navy SEAL in Zero Dark Thirty, has landed him the role of Star-Lord in Marvel’s space epic. Though the series is not as familiar a property as the megahit The Avengers, Marvel is betting that they can fashion another blockbuster out of it. Guardians of the Galaxy, to be directed by James Gunn, hits theaters in August 2014.
5. A New Anchorwoman
One of comedy’s most popular stars has signed on to appear in the most anticipated comedic sequel in recent memory. Kristen Wiig of SNL and Bridesmaids fame has officially been cast alongside Will Ferrell in Anchorman: The Legend Continues. No word yet on her role, but judging by Wiig’s effortless comedic rapport with Ferrel during their Golden Globes presentation, it looks like the Anchorman sequel is in good hands.