All the answers after the jump.
Are Mariah Carey and No Doubt hooking up with the NFL?
Yup … both will perform as part of the annual NFL Kickoff live from Rockefeller Plaza before the New York Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The hour long show will air on Wednesday, September 5 at 7:30 EST on NBC.
First Madonna at the Super Bowl halftime show and now Mariah Carey? Apparently Damnit Maurie is the NFL’s target demo.
Sticking with Mariah news … is she upset at the possibility that Nicki Minaj might be joining the judges table?
Yes according to TMZ. The site reported that Carey was led to believe she would be the only woman on the judge’s panel and she is upset about news that Nicki Minaj might be signing on.
Was P!nk close to quitting music?
Pink is back with her latest single, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” and the song was almost called, “Let’s Throw In The Towel.” However, Pink told Billboard that she knew she had to go in a different direction since she was coming back after having a baby.
“I felt like I was in this video and I collected all the gold coins and talismans you could collect – I had to either move to the next level or quit. There’s this whole techno takeover going on right now that just does my head in, and I knew if I didn’t want to do that. I’d rather dance around and sing goofy songs.”
Who is joining Kelly Ripa on LIVE!?
Former NY Giant defensive end and current football analyst on FOX NFL Sunday, Michael Strahan!!!
According to TMZ:
“Several staffers told TMZ … the talk in the building is that Strahan — who played in the NFL and won a Super Bowl ring — will be announced as the co-host.
Strahan’s rep was seen outside the building on 67th and Columbus a short time ago grinning from ear to ear.
Strahan tried out for the gig in June and apparently impressed the suits.”
It’s nice to see a former professional athlete move on with such an extremely succesful broadcasting career! Great news Michael!