The Weeknd is finally peeling back the layers on his bandaged-face character from the After Hours era. He explained the bandages in between rehearsals for his upcoming headlining gig at the 2021 Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show. He said the significance is reflecting on the absurd culture of Hollywood celebrity and people manipulating themselves for superficial reasons to please and be validated. It’s all a progression and we watch The Character’s storyline hit heightened levels of danger and absurdity as his tale goes on. I supposed you could take that being attractive isn’t important to me but a compelling narrative is. The Weeknd has pulled off a yearlong facial transformation to go along with the album in his music videos and he’s gone all out for live performances and awards shows too. We’re expecting the same for the halftime show.
Nick Cannon has been forced to take a break from taping the next season on The Masked Singer after testing positive for COVID-19, with Niecy Nash temporarily filling in for him. Nash will host the show until Cannon, who is currently reportedly resting in quarantine is ready to get back to work which Fox expects will be later in the season. The upcoming run of Singer is slated to premiere in March with returning judges Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg, Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke.
Dua Lipa is bringing the groove into 2021. She revealed she will be releasing a new song titled We’re Good on Thursday. The accompanying cover art finds Lipa in a luxurious green outfit. We’re Good will be her first release of the year, following the disco-tinged Future Nostalgia album, which had fans turning their homes into nightclubs during quarantine. You can pre-save We’re Good right now.
Everybody has their own way of getting in the zone for the big game. For Miley Cyrus, part of that prep includes pulling just the right outfit that will allow for maximum movement and just the right amount of don’t care. She gave a preview of what fans might see on Sunday when she takes the stage in front of 7,500 health care heroes to perform at the Super Bowl for the TikTok Tailgate pre-show. In a clip, Miley can be seen sprinting on a treadmill while singing a song, hitting every note. The show will go down before the Super Bowl game. Cyrus hits the stage at 2:30PM on CBS and TikTok.