Jan 21

More Super Bowl prop bets: Maroon 5’s first song, Adam Levine’s shirt

ABC/Randy HolmesNow that the talent lineup for the Super Bowl is complete, the prop bets -- the ones where you can bet on silly things that have nothing to do with the actual game -- have been updated.

The online sports betting site Bovada is now offering odds on, for example, which song Maroon 5 will perform first during the halftime show, or what color shirt Adam Levine will be wearing when the performance starts. 

You can also bet on whether or not Adam will team with one of the announced guest performers -- Outkast rapper Big Boi -- to perform "Mic Jack," a song the two recorded together in 2017.

You can also bet money on legendary soul singer Gladys Knight's performance of the National Anthem.  For example, you can bet on whether her rendition will be longer or shorter than one minute and 45 seconds, whether or not she'll forget or omit a word, and whether or not she'll be wearing pants or some kind of skirt, dress or gown.

Previous prop bets are also still up for grabs, such as whether or not Christina Aguilera will appear to perform "Moves Like Jagger," or whether the band will play more than seven songs.

Just so you know, right now, the money's on "One More Night" to be the first song, that Adam will likely wear a black shirt, that he will perform "Mic Jack" with Big Boi and that Christina won't appear.  It's 50/50 as to whether or not the band will play more than seven songs.

As for Gladys' performance, the money's on her rendition of the anthem to be longer than a minute 45, that she'll be wearing a skirt, dress or gown, and that she will NOT forget or omit a word.

And finally, the odds that anyone will "take a knee" during the national anthem are extremely low.

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   Jan 21

Ariana Grande hints “thank u, next” album will be out before Valentine’s Day

Image Group LA/ABCAriana Grande’s thank u, next album will be here before you know it.

The singer teased on Twitter Monday that she’ll be releasing the album’s cover art and track list this Friday. Not only that, but the album will also become available for pre-order that day.

As for a specific release date, we don't have that, though she hinted the album would drop before Valentine’s Day. When one fan joked, “Dropping the album before Valentine’s Day, you gon get everybody PREGNANT,” she replied, “oh quite the opposite.”

“UR GONNA MAKE EVERYONE SINGLE,” another fan tweeted, and to that she responded, “happy valentine’s day.”

While chatting with fans, Ariana also revealed that her latest single “7 Rings” will be the last single released before the album comes out, but that she already knows what her third single will be.

Her previous album, Sweetener, was only released last August, but a lot has happened to Ariana since then – including the death of her ex Mac Miller and her very public broken engagement with Pete Davidson.

“Two albums in six months huh. that’s deep. love u. talk sooon,” Ariana tweeted.

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   Jan 21

Bebe Rexha calls out designers who won’t dress her for the Grammys because she’s “too big”

ABC/Image Group LAThis should be the happiest time of Bebe Rexha's career: She's up for not one for two Grammys next month.  But unfortunately, the "Meant to Be" singer is struggling to find something to wear to the ceremony....because designers are telling her she's too "big."

Bebe posted a video to Twitter and Instagram to express her anger at the situation. 

"So I finally get nominated at the Grammys and it's, like,the coolest thing ever," she starts.  "And a lot of times, artists will go and talk to designers and they'll make them custom dresses to walk the red carpet, right?"

"So I had my team hit [up] a lot of designers," she continues.  "And a lot of them do not want to dress me because I'm too big.  Literally, like, I'm too big."

The furious singer continues, "If a size 6/8 is too big then...I dunno what to tell you. Then I don't wanna wear your f***ing dresses! 'Cause that's crazy! 'Cause you're saying that all the women in the world that are a size eight and up are not beautiful, and they cannot wear your dresses!"

"So all the people that said I'm thick and I can't wear dresses?  F**** you!" she says pointedly. "I don't wanna wear your f***in' dresses."

In the caption, Bebe writes, "I'm sorry, I had to get this off my chest. If you don’t like my fashion style or my music that’s one thing. But don’t say you can’t dress someone that isn’t a runway size."

"We are beautiful any size! Small or large! Anddddd My size 8 a** is still going to the Grammys," she adds, with the hashtag #LOVEYOURBODY.

The Grammys air February 10 on CBS.

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