B.o.B hopes to join Bruno Mars on Super Bowl stage
B.o.B is happy that Bruno Mars is the halftime performer at Super Bowl XLVIII, especially if he gets an invite to join him onstage.
B.o.B says with a laugh: "I ain't got my phone call yet, but I hope I'll be on there."
Mars and the rapper collaborated on the 2010 No. 1 hit, "Nothin' On You." The song was nominated for multiple Grammy Awards and helped Mars launch his successful solo career, which includes two platinum albums and 10 Top 5 hits.
B.o.B said in an interview Wednesday he and Mars came up the music ranks together, performing in studio before the singer became a pop star.
Super Bowl XLVIII will take place Feb. 2 in East Rutherford, N.J.
B.o.B will release his third album, "Underground Luxury," on Dec. 17.
Jamie Dornan replaces Hunnam in 'Fifty Shades'
"Fifty Shades of Grey" has its male lead, again.
Jamie Dornan has been cast as Christian Grey, the lead role that Charlie Hunnam withdrew from recently. Dornan will star alongside female lead Dakota Johnson, with Sam Taylor-Johnson directing. Shooting is planned to begin in November, with a release in August next year.
Hunnam's departure left the project momentarily reeling. The big-screen adaption of E L James' bestselling erotic novel has been carefully followed by its fans, who were critical of Hunnam's casting.
The 31-year-old Dornan, a former model from Northern Ireland, is relatively unknown.
Unlike with Hunnam, social media reaction to Dornan's casting was generally positive.
Kenny Rogers reflects on long shadow of his legacy
Kenny Rogers still records and performs -- when the mood strikes him -- but he's glad he no longer lives the life of a pop star.
"I wouldn't be out there today if you paid me," he joked.
Rogers long ago cemented his legacy in the world of popular music, and there will be another reminder of this when he's finally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday with Bobby Bare and the late "Cowboy" Jack Clement. Many believe Rogers' induction is years late since few have done as much to spread country music beyond its once rural borders.
Rogers is remembered for "The Gambler" and other country hits like "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town," but the 75-year-old repeatedly strayed into pop music over the years. Now country is more pop -- and popular -- than ever, and Rogers had a lot to do with that.
"When I came in it was Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard, and then all of a sudden I did "Through the Years" and "She Believes in Me," started working with Lionel Richie and did "Lady" and started working with Barry Gibb and did "Islands in the Stream," and as successful as they were, they weren't what those people thought country music was. I think now they look around and say, 'Whoa, he was a lot more country than we thought."'