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SUPER BOWL 50
The final matchup between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco ended in a score of 24-10, Broncos. QB Peyton Manning carried his second Lombardi trophy. Ahead of the game, Bettie White demonstrated her dabbing skills noting “I taught Cam Newton everything he knows;” Lady Gaga sang the national anthem in custom Gucci. The past Superbowl MVP’s including the Bears’ Richard Dent were honored (Tom Brady and Ray Lewis got booed). The Halftime show which was to star Coldplay featuring Bruno Mars and Beyonce, turned into the Beyonce concert a day after releasing her new song “Formation” and announcing the Formation World Tour. The Broncos’ defense, ranked #1 in the league dominated the Panthers the whole game. CBS Football analyst Tony Gonzalez who picked the Broncos to win earlier, had noted 9 out of 11 SB winners had top ranked defense. Cam Newton was not in top form and may have exhibited sore loser behavior at the post game conference. #PuppyMonkeyBaby
• Volkswagen’s compensation to the 600,000 U.S. owners of diesel vehicles whose emissions are over the legal limit will be generous though its hasn’t been officially announced if it will be in the form of cash, car buy-backs, repairs or replacement cars…
• Today is the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year. The family celebration, a chance to honor one’s ancestors and prepare for the good fortune to come, is the year of the Monkey…
• Haitian President Michel Martelly stepped down after completing his term, handing over his symbolic presidential sash Sunday to the leader of the National Assembly, but there is no official successor though Haiti’s prime minister will be regarded as president until the legislature chooses an interim president, then a new prime minister will be picked, and the results of the October vote will be reviewed.
Are Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom dating? She was spotted attending a birthday party over the weekend with his son Flynn in tow…Movie trailers were aplenty during #SB50 including the upcoming Jason Bourne and X-Men…Former Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has upgraded from a 300-foot yatch to a $200 million 414-foot megayacht called Octopus…Beyonce had everyone slayed Saturday when she released her video “Formation” and the world tour which begins April 27 is coming to Chicago May 27, tickets go on sale next week with Amex pre-sale.
On Friday, designer Tom Ford announced he was cancelling his upcoming NYFW show with the statement: “In a world that has become increasingly immediate, the current way of showing a collection four months before it is available to customers, is an antiquated idea and one that no longer makes sense. We have been living with a fashion calendar and system that is from another era; Our customers today want a collection that is immediately available. Fashion shows and the traditional fashion calendar, as we know them, no longer work in the way that they once did.” Direct to Consumer!…”The Derek Zoolander Center For People Who Don’t Age Good” is a pop-up collaboration with the movie and Kiehls.
“Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.” ― Malcolm X
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