Usher Overshadowed?

Upcoming sequels… Elton John auctions 900 items… Katy Perry’s last season… Taylor Swift ‘hard launches’ Travis Kelce after Super Bowl… and Usher overshadowed?

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In sequels news — Disney doesn’t subscribe to the philosophy that enough is enough. They don’t believe you can EVER get too much of a good thing. That’s why we’re getting Zootopia 2 in 2025, and coming in 2016, Frozen 3, and Toy Story 5. Also, Mira Sorvina confirmed to Us Weekly that a sequel to Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion is in the works, and both she and Lisa Kudrow will serve as executive producers. And in a potential musical sequel, if you remember way back to 2009, Lady Gaga and Beyonce dropped Telephone, and at the end of the music video it says, “To Be Continued…” Based on some clues the ladies may have dropped during the Super Bowl, we may finally be getting that sequel!

Clue No. 1: Beyonce announced she was dropping her new album during a Super Bowl commercial that aired on Feb. 11. At the beginning of the Telephone video, Gaga was booked into jail on Feb. 11.

Clue No. 2: Virgin Mobile was advertised in the music video. During the Super Bowl, Beyonce advertised Verizon Wireless.

Clue No 3: In the video, Gaga and Beyoncé drive through the desert in the middle of nowhere. In Beyoncé‘s teaser for Act II, she’s driving through the desert.

Clue No 4: One of Beyonce’s new singles is called Texas Hold ‘Em. In Gaga’s song Poker Face, she sings, “I wanna hold ‘em like they do in Texas, please.”

Clue No 5: Gaga and Beyonce attended the Super Bowl separately. While Beyonce left her cowboy hat at home, Gaga wore a jersey with the number 16 on the front. The second surprise song Beyonce dropped is called 16 Carriages.

Back in 1991, Elton John bought a 13K+-square-foot the 36th floor of a building in the heart of Atlanta. Last year, he sold the place for $7M, and now he’s auctioning off more than 900 of the possessions he accumulated and stored there over the years. Among them are a number of stage costumes, more than 100 vintage Gianni Versace shirts, Versace china, glassware, dining chairs and other decor, lots of jewelry, some designer watches, a pinball machine, a grand piano and tons of artwork. Elton is auctioning off a rare original Banksy, three Keith Haring pieces, and artwork from famous photographers including Herb Ritts, Andy Warhol, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, and Robert Mapplethorpe. You can preview everything on Christie’s website now, and the auction begins on Feb. 21. Opening bids range from $100 to $1M, and the items are expected to fetch more than $10M.

Katy Perry went on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the season premiere of American Idol this Sunday, only to announce that she’s quitting the show at the end of this season! Sources say last season was especially hard on Katy, who felt like producers repeatedly threw her under the bus and purposefully edited her to make her look like the “nasty judge.” So the upcoming 22nd season of Idol will be Katy’s seventh and last. No word yet on what Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan plan to do. Although we don’t know their exact salaries, Katy reportedly earns $25M as a judge. Luke and Lionel each earn less than half of that. Luke reportedly makes $12M, while Lionel takes home around $10M. Ryan Seacrest reportedly earns $15M as host.

Taylor Swift is living life out loud. For the first time since they started dating, Taylor posted a TikTok video featuring her boyfriend Travis Kelce! As one commenter called it, the was a “hard launch.” The video was taken at Super Bowl after party inside a Las Vegas nightclub. The video starts with a shot of Travis smiling as this wild party scene is happening behind him. The camera pans over to Taylor’s parents trying to act like they’re having a nice time in the VIP area. Taylor posted, “It’s a friends and family party they said. Bring your parents they said.” Then she turned the camera on her uncomfortable and awkward face, captioning the video, “Accidentally going clubbing with your parents is something everyone should try at least once in their life.” The Chainsmokers also posted a video from the DJ booth, captioning it, “Moved a song up in the set list for the occasion.” Travis ws bopping along to You Belong With Me, as he turned to Taylor and sang, “Why can’t you see? Are you in love with me?”


accidentally going clubbing with your parents is something everyone should try at least once in their life

♬ original sound – Taylor Swift

Other than travel and productions costs, artists perform at the Super Bowl for free because they expect to get a bump in music sales and streams the next day. While Usher did see a huge surge in streaming numbers — Caught Up had the largest percent gain, surging by 2000% — he got a little lost in the shuffle created by Kanye and Beyonce. On Monday morning’s Apple Music Charts, Kanye and Ty Dolla $ign’s song Carnival from their new album Vultures I ranked No. 1, followed by Beyonce’s Texas Hold ‘Em and 16 Carriages. Kanye and Ty took the fourth and fifth spots with (BLANK) Sumn and Back to Me. Usher finally got in there at No. 6 with Yeah! But then Kanye and Ty took spots 7, 8 and 10, while 21 Savage slipped in there at No. 9 with redrum.


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