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What to know about Super Bowl 56, from Cooper Kupp to Eminem
From a thrilling late touchdown drive that gave the Rams a 23-20 win over the Bengals, to Eminem taking a knee and Meadow Soprano driving an electric Chevy, here’s what happened Sunday at Super Bowl 56.HERE’S WHY THE RAMS WON THE SUPER BOWL: Down 20-16, the Rams went on a 15-play drive capped by Matthew Stafford’s 1-yard touchdown pass to Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp for the go-ahead score with 1:25 left.Kupp’s touchdown catch came after three costly penalties on the Bengals’ defense.After both teams were flagged only twice in the first 58 minutes, the Bengals were called for penalties on three consecutive plays.Read more on the key penalties on the game-winning drive.HERE’S HOW ADS MIXED CELEBRITIES AND NOSTALGIA : Advertisers shelled out up to $7 million for 30-seconds during the Super Bowl, and they used their time to try to entertain with humor, star power and nostalgia.T-Mobile reunited “Scrubs” stars Zach Braff and Donald Faison, while Verizon recreated the 1996 movie “The Cable Guy” to tout its high-speed 5G network.And Chevrolet recreated the opening sequence to “The Sopranos” to tout its all-electric Chevy Silverado.This time, however, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who played Meadow Soprano on the show that ran from 1999 to 2007, is in the driver’s seat instead of the Sopranos patriarch played by the late James Gandolfini.HERE’S WHO PERFORMED AT HALFTIME: 50 Cent made a surprise upside-down entrance at the Super Bowl halftime show, and Eminem dramatically took a knee.Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J.
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The Sopranos, citing exhaustion from inhabiting a character’s emotions for so long.The Better Call Saul star, who reprises his role as Saul Goodman for the Breaking Bad spinoff’s sixth and final series this year, made the remarks in a new interview.He told The New York Times that he’s ready to part ways his character, admitting that it’s “challenging” to let go of a role he’s portrayed over a decade.“I always used to scoff and roll my eyes at actors who say, ‘It’s so hard.’ Really? It can’t be,” Odenkirk told the publication of taking on a dramatic role.“[But] the truth is that you use your emotions, and you use your memories, you use your hurt feelings and losses, and you manipulate them, dig into them, dwell on them. A normal adult doesn’t walk around doing that, going, ‘What was the worst feeling of abandonment I’ve had in my life? Let me just gaze at that for the next week and a half, because that’s going to fuel me.'”Odenkirk added: “It gave me great sympathy for someone like James Gandolfini, who talked about how he couldn’t wait to be done with that character, and I think Bryan [Cranston] said similar things: ‘I can’t wait to leave this guy behind.’ I finally related to that attitude.”Despite his wishes to move on, Odenkirk said that Better Call Saul has “been the biggest thing” in his life.“It’s emotional to say goodbye to it, and to all these people I’ve been working with for so many years,” he said.
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