The NFL really, really, really, wants a Taylor Swift halftime show in 2025!
10.02.2024 - 19:15 / deadline.com
Those UCLA fans who wanted Chip Kelly‘s departure got their wish Friday, but not in the way they expected.
In a surprising move, Kelly exited his head coaching job at UCLA for a perceived step down, agreeing to become the offensive coordinator for Ohio State.
The timing leaves UCLA and recruits in a bind. The national letter of intent signing period was Feb. 7, spring practice is approaching, and the coaching carousel has already churned. That leaves UCLA in a poor position heading into its first season in the Big Ten, where it will eventually face their old coach in a game.
Kelly had reported interest in talking with NFL teams about an offensive coordinator position. But taking the Ohio State job is viewed in many quarters as a strange step down.
In a message to UCLA alumni and fans, Bruins athletic director Martin Jarmond said a national search for a replacement had already commenced.
Names in the rumor mill to replace Kelly include former USC coach Pete Carroll, Nebraska defensive coordinator Tony White, former Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Commanders offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, and former Stanford coach David Shaw, among others.
UCLA opens its 2024 season on Aug. 31 with a road trip to play Hawaii. The home opener is Sept. 14 against Indiana.
The NFL really, really, really, wants a Taylor Swift halftime show in 2025!
Celeste Barber is coming to North America with the Backup Dancer Tour and is kicking off with a performance at the Netflix Is A Joke comedy festival.
Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief New Zealand-set detective Series “A Remarkable Place to Die” is being launched by Banijay Rights at the London Screenings. The 4 x 90’ murder mystery was created by Screentime New Zealand and is co-produced with Real Film Berlin (Berlin, Berlin,” Netflix’s “Unorthodox”) in association with Banijay Rights. Smart and savvy detective Anais Mallory (portrayed by Chelsie Preston-Crayford) returns to her hometown, Queenstown, in South Island, New Zealand and is met with a series of startlingly different homicides.
erect a statue of Motörhead frontman Lemmy in the town where he was born have been approved by Stoke-on-Trent City Council.The 2.2 metre statue will be erected in the market place of Burslem, the town where Lemmy – real name Ian Fraser Kilmister – was born before his family moved to Newcastle-under-Lyme. The majority of the singer’s childhood was spent in Wales before founding Motörhead in 1975.The statue is estimated to cost about £50,000 and a fundraising campaign has been launched to raise the necessary funds.
Rebecca Rubin Film and Media Reporter Scarlett Johansson is assembling the cast of her directorial debut, “Eleanor the Great.” June Squibb, the Oscar-nominated actor of “Nebraska” will be joined by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Broadway veteran Jessica Hecht and Erin Kellyman. The movie, formerly titled “Eleanor, Invisible,” follows Eleanor Morgenstein (Squibb), a 90-year-old woman trying to rebuild her life after the death of her best friend. As a result, she moves back to New York City after living in Florida for decades.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor has announced details of a US tour, following the new-found success of ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’.The announcement that the British singer will be hitting the road for US tour dates comes following the resurgence of her 2001 hit, namely due to its feature in the infamous final scene of Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn.Since the film’s release at the end of 2023, it has become a viral hit on TikTok and even entered the Billboard Hot 100 – her first-ever song to chart in the US. It also climbed the UK single charts, peaking at Number Two last month.Now, Ellis-Bextor will be playing the song, as well as other hit tracks from her discography live later this spring, with seven performances scheduled across the US.The tour will kick off on May 30, with an opening show at August Hall in San Francisco, and continues the following night (31) with a stop at The Observatory North Park in San Diego.From there, the remainder of the live shows will run across the first half of June, with the first being held at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC (June 3), followed by scheduled dates in Boston and Philadelphia.The singer’s previously announced New York City show at Webster Hall is also included in the tour dates, set for June 6, although tickets for the gig have already sold out.
The 2024 Roots Picnic line-up has been announced with Lil Wayne and festival organizers The Roots teaming up for a celebration of New Orleans. They are joined by fellow headliners Jill Scott and Nas while André 3000 will present his 2023 album New Blue Sun live.
Helen Mirren made a statement about AI while accepting her Lifetime Achievement award at the 37th Annual American Cinematheque Awards on Thursday night (February 15) in Beverly Hills, Ohio.
Prince Harry has opened up about his relationship with his father, King Charles, in a new interview on US TV.
Chris Petrikin, a former Paramount, Fox and William Morris Agency communications executive, has joined consulting firm Actum LLC as a managing director.
Leo Barraclough International Features Editor Beta Cinema has sold political thriller “Hammarskjöld — Fight for Peace,” which is a box office hit in its home territory Sweden, to multiple key territories. Sales include Italy (Rai Cinema), France (Swift Prods.), Spain (Twelve Oaks), Portugal (Outsider Films) and former Yugoslavia (Discovery). A U.S.
Elizabeth Taylor To mark the opening of their new flagship watches and fine jewelry boutique, Chanel hosted a whimsical that drew the likes of prolific Oscar nominees, fashion industry leaders, and New York City art society. Venerated architect and long-standing Chanel collaborator, Peter Marino, helped kick off the festivities with an intimate cocktail party toasting the first glimpse of his dreamy two-story design. The night of celebration continued next door, where America Ferrera, Carey Mulligan, Michelle Williams, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Olsen, Katie Holmes, Seth Meyers, Natasha Lyonne, Amandla Stenberg, Rose Byrne, Zazie Beetz, Sadie Sink, Tommy Dorfman, Rachel Brosnahan, Chase Sui Wonders, Lucy Boynton, Francesca Scorsese, and Larry Gagosian gathered for a special pop-up dinner.
UPDATED: The companywide layoffs at Paramount Global on Tuesday impacted about 20 employees at CBS News, including correspondents Catherine Herridge and Jeff Pegues, several sources said.
Brian Steinberg Senior TV Editor Approximately 20 CBS News staffers were given termination notices Tuesday as a result of broader layoffs taking place across Paramount Global. The cuts extended across CBS News operations in Washington, D.C., New York and Los Angeles, according to two people familiar with the matter, and included two of the news operation’s most prominent correspondents, Jeff Pegues and Catherine Herridge, these people said. A CBS News spokesperson did not respond immediately to a query seeking comment.
A former senior executive at Def Jam Recordings is suing the label’s co-founder Russell Simmons, alleging he raped her in 1997 and that was sexually harassed, assaulted and battered during their time working together.
Welcome to ElectionLine’s A View From Abroad series, in which we speak to media figures who don’t live in America, but keep a close eye on its politics. Every few weeks, these smart observers will provide a unique perspective on what promises to be a fraught and unpredictable campaign for the White House. This week, our interview is with Matt Frei, who serves as an anchor and Europe editor for Channel 4 News. He is nominated for the network presenter prize at the Royal Television Society Journalism Awards, which take place on February 28.
Does Travis Kelce have some bad blood with coach Andy Reid?! Things looked heated AF!
Taylor Swift received a massive cheer at the Super Bowl LVIII when she was spotted with Blake Lively during Post Malone's performance of "America the Beautiful".The camera then showed her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce, looking emotional on the sidelines. Swift, who has had mixed reactions from fans this season, was warmly welcomed in Las Vegas leaving her looking visibly stunned.The Super Bowl often attracts big-name celebrities, but for Swift, it was personal as she's dating Kelce. She even flew all the way from Tokyo, Japan to be at the game.
The 2024 Super Bowl sees the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday (February 11) in Las Vegas.
Vampire Weekend have officially announced a new album called Only God Was Above Us. The fifth full-length project from the New York rock band arrives on April 5 via Sony.