Showing posts with label SUPER BOWL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SUPER BOWL. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Hoops Cabaret

“I love football and can’t wait to watch the Falcons vs the Patriots,” purred Demi, one of the beautiful dancers at the new three-level Hoops Cabaret and Sports Bar in New York. “My prediction? I think that the Atlanta Falcons will win it all on Sunday.”

Hoops Cabaret combines the fun of a sports bar with the excitement of a gentlemen’s club. Located just one block from Madison Square Garden, and right next door to the world famous Rick’s Cabaret NYC, Hoops Cabaret has been enjoying large crowds of sports fans who watch the games on the clubs numerous Hi-Def TVs and Flat Screens.

"For the Big Game, we will have so many hot girls and it is sure to be an unforgettable experience. And don’t forget to visit the Hoops VIP Man Cave when you are here—it’s awesome.”

Football, hot girls, great food—a winning combination.

 Cabaret and Sports Bar

48 West 33rd Street, New York City

***Beautiful Entertainers in Sports Themed Outfits

***Court-side, Mezzanine and VIP seating

***Multiple Hi-Def TVs on all Three Floors

***Luxury Sky Boxes

***Full Menu, served late

***Full Service Premium Bar

***RICK: NASDAQ Listed

Friday, September 25, 2015


Erin Heatherton

Erin Heatherton posed at the Super Bowl 50 Apparel Unveiling at ArtBeam yesterday in New York City . 

Monday, November 24, 2014



Story By: G. H. HARDING
Katy Perry

KEATON’S BIRDMAN --- We caught Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman last weekend, but wanted to thoroughly brainstorm what we saw before putting pen to paper. We loved it and can best describe it as an existential treastie on one’s own work; initially very successful, but, now needing a good kick in the butt.

Michael Keaton plays Riggan Thomson, who enjoyed years of success, essaying a comic-book character Birdman; he did three (like he did in Batman) and passed on a fourth installment.

Now, trying a stage adaption of a Raymond Carver play (!), he’s going through the motions with the play; a daughter he never really got to know; an ex-wife that he still has feelings for; and, a girlfriend in the play, who may or may not be pregnant. Conflicting thoughts indeed.

I’ve always loved Keaton’s work, from Night Shift to Batman to great interviews on the Letterman show … and, this is definitely a career highlight for him.

Inarritu’s script is splendid and the camera work consisting of mostly long, uninterrupted sequences is positively mesmerizing. Also, the way he cuts from one-shot to another, often in a two different times, is amazing; one character will talk about appearing on stage later that night and miraculously, he appears onstage continuing his dialogue.

The movie struggle with one’s own thoughts, memories and hopes for the future and is totally captivating. The narrative isn’t new, but the execution is spot-on brilliant.

Not for everyone, but if you loved Lost In Translation, as did I, this is definitely for you. A gem of this quickly ending year.

Adios Constantine? – And just as we were just writing about it: we've learned the freshman season of NBC drama Constantine will consist of just 13 episodes. The cast and crew of the series were informed on Friday night that the series will halt production.

Constantine will remain in its current 10:00 PM ET Friday time slot for the remainder of its run.

While the network recently made a similar decision on freshmen comedy series Bad Judge and A to Z, I hear the circumstances are different. While Bad Judge and A to Z had been de facto canceled, Constantine remains in strong contention for a second-season renewal.

The show, based on the DC-comic revolves around demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine. Constantine figured there was no longer any point in fighting the good fight since his soul belongs to the netherworld, but when demons target the daughter of one of his closest friends, Liv, he reluctantly rejoins the battle.

It turns out that Liv has second sight, an ability to see other worlds and predict supernatural occurrences, a power that makes her a threat to the new evil rising from the shadows. She and Constantine take their combined skills on the road, traveling the country to find demons and send them back to hell.

The network had to make a decision whether to keep Constantine in continuous production with little ratings information. While the series began production on a standard fall premiere production schedule, its launch was delayed until late- October when NBC’s Friday genre block usually debuts, so the network had to make a quick call whether to order additional episodes after only four episodes had aired vs. at least seven.

Constantine had not been a breakout hit the way fellow NBC Friday genre drama Grimm was in its debut. But NBC brass were probably encouraged by the freshman’s +38% week-to-week ratings jump for Episode 5 this past Friday, the show’s highest mark since the series debut, and by its best retention of the Grimm lead-in, also since the series debut.

Additionally, Constantine had a strong fan base because of its comic origins and has seen big DVR lifts, most recently rising +81% for Episode 4, regarded by fans as a possible creative turning point in the series.

NBC has been supportive of the show, running a marathon of episodes on cable sibling Syfy this weekend and slating Constantine cast members to appear on the network’s broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade next week.

It is not clear what NBC will air in the Friday 10 PM time period after Constantine’s run is over, though previous slot occupant Hannibal, which has been renewed for a third season, is considered a strong possibility.

Constantine was one of three DC-themed new dramas this fall. The other two,Gotham on Fox and The Flash on the CW, both earning full-season orders.

CLOSING NOTES --- Katy Perry will headline the Super Bowl halftime show in February. Excellent choice …

Looking forward to seeing my friend, horn-man David Sanborn tomorrow night at the Blue Note in NYC …

Paul Simon’s song “America” being used in the new Amex-Small Business Saturday commercials just re-affirms what a great, great track it always has been. Great to hear every time …

Don't know what to make of last night's American Music Awards other than it's good to be young. I think Garth Brooks (and producer Larry Klein) were the oldest-performers there. And, One Direction, named band of the year? I don't think so ...

Tuesday, February 04, 2014



Story By: G. H. HARDING

Bruno Mars

BRONCO TROUBLE --- The estimable columnist Lloyd Grove tweeted last night: This was the worst thing that’s happened to the Broncos since O.J. Now, I’m not a football acolyte, but I watched the game last night and when things went bad minutes 12 seconds into the game for Denver – the writing was on the wall. I hate to see anyone lose … so badly, but the Broncos were indeed shellacked. The halftime show was unquestionably the highlight of the whole shebang as Bruno Mars tore into a 4 song set with palpable vim and vigor. Mars may have been unfairly targeted as entertainment lite, but, last night he was thoroughly enjoying himself on stage with his terrific band. He opened with “Locked Out Of Heaven,” then “Treasure,” “Give It Away Now” with the Red Hot Chili Peppers; then closed with a strong, solo “Just The Way You Are” behind a wild show of fireworks. 

The Peppers, a tremendous band for years, were announced when the wires burned up with questions as to whether Mars was up to the task. Face it: the Peppers are rock icons and even though they performed just one number("Give It Away Now"), they got the crowd on their feet in no time flat . The duet with Mars at first may have seemed like an odd pairing, but within minutes, all were in sync. Anthony Kiedis and Flea (from the Peppers) are one of the best one-two punch acts in music!); and, I enjoyed seeing their new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer ... really exceptional! It was a shame they only go to do one number in … but, it was before a huge audience. Pundits are calling this show one of the best shows ever – and, I concur. 

The commercials as always were an added treat: and, perhaps the most mesmerizing was one from Chrysler, with Bob Dylan of all people, appearing in and narrating it. It was much like the Chrysler-ad several years back with Eminem, trumpeting American-know how. The message here was the same, but with an artist of Dylan’s caliber, particularly moving. The tag line was we build your car. As someone tweeted last night; he’s gone from American-icon to car salesman. Funny! 

Also standout was the one from Radio Shack; with a worker getting a call from the 80's ... well-done with cameos from Twisted Sister's Dee Snider; Alf; Hulk Hogan; and, perhaps in the Olympic spirit, Mary Lou Retton. It was kind of a joke on them ... as Radio Shack is always a horror to go into. Go figure! 

The rest were sort of warm-and-fuzzy, and often odd: the one with a dancing Ellen DeGeneres (for Beats Music) was a tad strange; the one from Budweiser with the puppies and horses -you've heard all about it- was pretty cute as well; not much substance, but cute. The Full House reunion from Dannon Oikos was rather annoying.. and, boy, has everyone gotten older! The Muppets were represented as well in a commercial with Terry Crews … again, most odd. Nice, but a far cry from edgier ones over the years. Getting up his morning, I mostly forgotten all about them. The much-anticipated Seinfeld reunion, though really only with Jerry and Jason Alexander, was funny ... but, what was the point? At the end it tagged Seinfeld's cable-series (Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee), but that was it. Odd if you ask me.

WHO ARE YOU --- Roger Daltrey has told the U.K.’s NME that he and Pete Townshend will be entering the studio to record a new Who album. Amazingly, the band has only released eleven studio albums over their 49 year career with a new one being their first since 2006's Endless Wire which, itself, was their first in 24 years. 

Daltry told the paper "Pete's got hundreds of songs so the only question is whether we get around to it, but he wants to make an album and I'm always ready and raring to go. I never know what I'm doing next, it's about what comes through my letterbox tomorrow, but I don't see why we wouldn't. My voice is still in good shape. The hearing isn't so great, but the voice is fine." 

RIP PHILIP --- Why does it sometimes takes a tragedy to make us appreciated and remember someone as we should? The devastating news about actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was yet another instance. What an amazing actor? If you've never seen him in his Oscar-winning performance in Capote … watch it immediately. It was and is, one of the best performances I've ever seen. From his appearance on the big screen as Lester Bangs in Almost Famous, to roles in such instant classics as The Master; Mission Impossible 2; Before The Devil Knows You're Dead; The Talented Mr. Ripley; and, The Savages, he was just phenomenal. He was also a superb actor on stage, especially in his Mike Nichol’s production of Death of a Salesman. I saw it and it was sensational. With three kids, beloved in his New York City, it is a loss of staggering proportions. So sad. 

CLOSING NOTES --- Most inventive PR-move was from Atlantic Record’s exemplary Chelsey Northern. Emailing a release about Mars during his performance last night. Good timing; well done, Ms. Northern … 

Mars begins his Moonshine Jungle world tour (with his band The Hooligans) in April. After last-night’s stellar performance looks for SRO audiences everywhere … 

Speaking of commercials, the new one for RED featuring U2 (and their song “Invisible”) is rather brilliant. We love it. As reported by Billboard, the song will set up the group’s forthcoming album, its follow-up to 2009’s No Line on the Horizon and the group’s first under new manager Guy Oseary …

Micky Dolenz pr-mouthpiece David Salidor will be on hand for next month’s Monkees Convention 2014 and will file reports for us from the scene. With Michael Nesmith on board as well, it should be a treasure trove for Monkees-fan. Stay tuned …

Monday, February 03, 2014


Dee Snider

RadioShack ushered in the company’s new brand positioning with a 30-second ad featuring ’80s icons during tonight’s Super Bowl. The ad is meant to shed outdated perceptions of the brand for consumers in need of a reintroduction to RadioShack.

“This is a bold, strategic move for RadioShack, and we’re using the Super Bowl as the platform to get people to rethink RadioShack,” said Jennifer Warren, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at RadioShack. “This ad is meant to grab attention, make viewers laugh, and let people know, it’s out with the old and in with the new RadioShack.”

The ad, titled “The Phone Call,” features icons from ’80s pop culture who show up to reclaim the technology of their decade, helping the brand turn the page on the RadioShack of the past. The spot opens in a throwback RadioShack store; an associate receives a warning phone call before familiar ’80s personalities including Hulk Hogan, Mary Lou Retton, Kid ‘n’ Play, and Alf, among others, barge in to “take back” their technology. What’s left is a sleek, modern store that serves as an introduction and invitation for consumers to shop the new RadioShack.

Sunday, February 02, 2014



Photos By: James Edstrom
Author Flo Anthony

Charles Oakley With Jean Shafiroff And Bobby Hamilton

R&B Natasha C. Coward

Broadway Legend Irene Gandy

Charles Oakley With Flo Anthony

Prefunc Hosts

Basha Riddick

Keri Singleton With Flo Anthony

Lisa Arcella

Five-time world boxing champion Zab Judah, the Ambassador for Prefunc, made an appearance at the Hangover Herbal Supplement's Superbowl Toast to the Media at the Cafe On Broadway, 314 W. 53rd Street yesterday.

Prefunc, whose model is "Party Hard. Recover Easy." is transfored the entire elegant supper club into a Superbowl oasis. The brunch will featured a football game menu which includes an Open Bar, Chicken Tenders, Assorted Pizzas, Chicken Wings and Assorted Mini Quiche. Guests will leave with gift bags stuffed with bottles of Prefunc and other goodies.

Football legend Charles Oakley was joined by Deadly Stuff Players author Flo Anthony, Bobby Hamilton, Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, Broadway PR Queen Irene Gandy and TV icon Basha Riddick.

Thursday, January 30, 2014


Jordin Sparks And Jason Derulo

Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo attended the New York Red, White and Black Super Bowl Party for the 7th Annual Jordin Sparks Experience at WIP yesterday, in New York City.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Carmen Electra In Super Bowl Ad For Volkswagen

The Volkswagen teaser Superbowl spot that features Carmen Electra, is really wild. The teaser shows a German engineer using an algorithm to come up with the most successful Volkswagen ad" and the ultimate commercial for your big American football festival.

Monday, December 30, 2013


Jimmy Kimmel"s Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

As fans tune in to the 2014 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl to watch Baylor and UCF battle it out on the field, they also will be in for a special treat as Jimmy Kimmel brings the ultimate party experience to this year’s game with the conclusion of “The Worst Contest Ever.” Party-themed content created by and starring Jimmy will run during halftime and throughout the January 1st broadcast on ESPN.

Last month, Jimmy announced “The Worst Contest Ever” in which he encouraged fans to purchase a bag of Tostitos and send one chip in an envelope for the chance to win nothing.

What does Jimmy have in store? Tune in to the 2014 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl live January 1st kicking off at 8:30 pm EST on ESPN.

Friday, January 25, 2013



Jimmy Cliff

Marking the fourth consecutive year of Big Game participation, Volkswagen looks to continue in 2013 with the “Get In. Get Happy.” campaign. Beginning with “Sunny Side,” the campaign is designed to bring a jolt of happiness to consumers’ daily lives.

Central to that happy feeling is Jimmy Cliff, a Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer and reggae legend, singing a new cover of the Partridge Family’s theme song, “C’mon, Get Happy” in Volkswagen’s new pre-game release ad.

Created by Deutsch LA, Volkswagen’s creative agency of record, and directed by the Perlorian Brothers, the two-minute pre-game release features well-known YouTube “celebs” singing along with Jimmy Cliff and learning how to “Get Happy”.

Monday, February 06, 2012


Hank Baskett With Kendra Wilkinson

Bridget Marquardt With Holly Madison And Kendra Wilkinson

Saturday’s night two of the LEATHER & LACES Party at Regions Bank Tower in Indianapolis during Super Bowl XLVI Weekend, brought out the stars.

Photos Courtesy Of: WireImage


Super Bowl With Madonna And LMFAO

Madonna performs with LMFAO

The Party Rock was brought to Indianapolis as LMFAO, took part in an electrifying performance by Madonna at Super Bowl XLVI.

Millions worldwide witnessed the fusion of Madonna and LMFAO for the first time. As Redfoo and SkyBlu appeared behind a DJ Booth on stage as Madonna made her way over while singing her hit "Music" which was then morphed into a mash up with LMFAO's #1 worldwide smash "Party Rock Anthem".

The Queen of Pop then jumped on Redfoo's shoulders while clapping her hands to the surprise of the packed stadium. Next Redfoo, SkyBlu and Madonna got the stadium into a frenzy as they took center stage and did the shuffling routine from the "Party Rock Anthem" Video. Fans went wild at the sight of two of musics biggests acts joining forces. Twitter exploded with Celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Ryan Seacrest and others exclaiming Madonna and LMFAO were Amazing! Also Joining the duo on stage was Nicki Minaj, british artist MIA, and Cee Lo Green.

Redfoo stole the show with this amazing energy and expressed his excitement on the epic performance stating, "Party Rocking at the Super Bowl with Madonna was more than a dream. Thank you to Madonna, her team and all of our fans around the world. Yeah baby!"

The half time show wasn't the only Redfoo and LMFAO presence at the Super Bowl. Both the Bud Light and M&M's commercials used hit songs by the Party Rock crew even including the M&M interpretation of the LMFAO hit wiggle dance from their 2nd #1 Single "Sexy and I know it".

Although Skyblu was out nursing his back injury on Friday and Saturday, Redfoo still carried the show and brought the same energy to the Rolling Stone house party and Super Bowl Village Friday which reportedly had over 200k people in attendance.

But the fun did not end after the halftime show. Redfoo continued the Party Rock by Djing at the Patriots private team after party.

Skyblu expressed, "I feel blessed to have the honor to perform at the Super Bowl with Madonna, Nikki Minaj, MIA, Cee-Lo and my brother Redfoo. Being there to witness how hard they work and what a great leader Madonna is an experience I will never forget."

Expect LMFAO to continue spreading their message across the Globe with their upcoming 3rd single and Video "Sorry For Party Rockin", and Redfoo's red hot DJ career in full throttle at the same time.

Photos Courtesy Of: WireImage

Saturday, February 04, 2012



Super Bowl XLVI is fast approaching, and all that comes with it -- the Madonna halftime performance, the bank-breaking commercials, the thousands of gatherings across the country, and, oh yeah, the Giants-Patriots game -- will be soaked in by millions of viewers across the globe. Before the Super Bowl festivities begin on Sunday, 10 musical artists weighed in on everything happening on Sunday, from their favorite Madonna songs to the team they expect to emerge victorious when the dust settles.

The following is an excerpt of what some of the artists had to say to Billboard.


"My favorite is being there at the Super Bowl and being able to say I was there. Nothing more, nothing less. It's the greatest event and I can say, "I was at the Super Bowl." And I can share being there with my family and friends. The first Super Bowl I went to was when the Saints won [in 2010]. To see the city I came from win and to see my mom excited -- it was great."


"I think the Patriots are an amazing team and Tom Brady is an absolutely incredible quarterback. The things that's been interesting about the Giants' season into the playoffs is that they started off okay, then they had a little bit of a struggle, but then they really started to pick their game up in the last four games and have been playing like a team that wants to win the Super Bowl. My opinion is that it'll be an incredible game -- back and forth, lots of points scored, because both quarterbacks are really talented and know how to run their offense. My prediction is the Giants walk away with the title once again."


"The Giants have upset [the Patriots] before -- I don't think they're gonna do it this time. Tom Brady's a monster. I think he's the best quarterback in the league. But Eli has helped the Giants stay very steady throughout the last few years -- they're very much one of the most steady teams, and nobody kind of expected him to be that good too, so I think it's great."


"I'm probably going to find Boston sports pub [in Los Angeles]. There's this place in Santa Monica that I want to check out, and it's owned by people from Massachusetts, so I'm going to hopefully go there and be a very stereotypical New England fan. I grew up in Foxboro, so the Patriots stadium was literally my backyard growing up."

"Of course I'm predicting a win for my Pats. And I don't necessarily believe in betting or things like that, but if I was gonna put my money somewhere it'd definitely be on the Pats. I just feel we have more heart than anybody. I will argue any sports team from Massachusetts, any sports team from New England, I just feel like we win by default, because we have heart."

To read about other artists’ reactions, including Hot Chelle Rae’s Ryan Follese, Nelly, and Asher Roth check out the article HERE:

Photo By: RD/Orchon/Retna

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Lance Bass

Each Super Bowl halftime performance is seen by millions of people in dozens of countries. As one of the largest stages in the world, it's a bit of a nerve-racking opportunity, and one that only a few musical artists have been given. As Madonna prepares to take the Super Bowl halftime test, spoke with a handful of artists who have already been there, and passed with flying colors.

"It's the biggest thing there is. The whole world is watching. So when the phone rings and the guy on the other end says, 'Do you guys want to play the halftime show at the Super Bowl?', you're definitely going to pay attention." - AEROSMITH'S TOM HAMILTON.

"It was very cool. When they came up with the idea of doing the Super Bowl, we were like, 'OK, we gotta do it with Aerosmith. It's a great idea.' They're one of my favorite bands in the world. We've known them for years; they're great guys." - 'N SYNC's LANCE BASS.

"I was flabbergasted. It really is an honor, and coming from where we come from, being kind of totally inspired by American music at such a young age and then playing something like that, that's such an American institution, is unbelievable. I've never ceased to be completely, incredibly humbled by the affections show by America to the Who. It's been an incredible relationship." - THE WHO'S ROGER DALTREY.

"It's hard not to think of that show and not remember [Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction]. I was shocked! I mean, you know -- it was a titty out! However it came out, accident or whatever, it came out! I mean, it was what it was. You know, I don't see everybody blowing a gasket for it." - NELLY.

You can read more here....

Photos By: RD/Dziekan/Retna

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Click Above To View
A PETA ad touting the benefits of vegetarianism was deemed too racy for NBC, the group reports. A tagline at the end of the ad reads, "Studies show vegetarians have better sex. Go veg." The ad, which PETA says was intended to air during the Super Bowl, depicts female models enjoying vegetables. NBC said the ad "depicts a level of sexuality exceeding our standards".

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


Justin Timberlake and Scarlett Johansson were seen holding hands and dancing sexily at the Super Bowl after-party.The 'SexyBack' singer - who recently ended his four-year relationship with Cameron Diaz - got very cosy with Scarlett at Miami's Mokai club after watching the Super Bowl. A source told the New York Post newspaper: "They were talking, dancing, holding hands all night - it was very cosy."Then, as they left through the back, Justin was leaning against the wall and Scarlett came up, leaned into him and did a sexy little dance, grinding into his body."The pair became close after the 'Lost in Translation' actress starred in Justin's latest video. They were seen in a New York nightclub shortly after Justin split from Cameron. Just a week later the former *NSYNC star was joined by Jessica Biel at Utah's Sundance Film Festival, where his new film 'Black Snake Moan' premiered. Justin and Jessica were seen snowboarding and spending time together. Representatives for Justin and Scarlett have refused to confirm or deny if the pair are an item.