Thanksgiving week has given us a bunch of new (silly, parody) songs to check out! Plus: "Star Wars" is back. Here's what we were talking about this week...
Back Home Ballers
Saturday Night Live has been making some pretty sweet holiday-themed music videos. Last year, they gave us "Twin Bed" (which may not be appropriate for work) and this year, I'm obsessed with "Back Home Ballers." Cameron Diaz makes an appearance in the video, which features the women of SNL singing about what it's like to come home and see your parents over Thanksgiving break. This video also applies to Christmas and other winter holidays. I can't help that I enjoy these videos so much, I just have a soft spot for 'Lil Baby Aidy!
Now that we know Katy Perry will officially be performing at the 2015 halftime show, I'm starting to wonder how the show will go down. I imagine it'll be something whimsical, colorful, and possibly include food (see: "California Gurls," "This Is How We Do," "Birthday").
But will the performance itself include special guests, or will Katy fly solo? And if it does include special guests, will they make logical sense (like when Beyonce teamed up with Destiny's Child or Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson performed together), or will it be some kind of weird hodgepodge of performers (like Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, or the Aerosmith/'N Sync/Britney Spears/Mary J. Blige/Nelly line-up)?
Here are some of the people I'd love to make an appearance during Katy's halftime show.
#1 Kanye West
Because I'm a big Kanye fan, so I'd love it if he showed up during the halftime show to perform "E.T." with Katy Perry. But I know that probability is low. The song is relatively old, it wasn't that popular, Kanye's got his own stuff going on, and I'm not really sure playing second fiddle to Katy Perry is exactly in Kanye's wheelhouse. Still, an appearance by Yeezus isn't impossible... even if it is unlikely.
#1 (Maybe ever). Odell Beckham Jr. vs. the Cowboys
Wow. The catch that Odell Beckham made in their Week 12 game vs. the Cowboys on Sunday night was one of the those plays that transcends sports and has been described as one of the best plays in sports history, not just football. LeBron James took notice. So did Mike Trout. As did fellow wide receivers Randall Cobb and Jeremy Maclin. Get ready to see replays of the catch, because it will be shown for years to come.
#2. Rob Gronkowski vs. the Broncos
Prior to Beckham's catch, the best one-handed grab of the year belonged to Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots. Against the Denver Broncos in Week 10, Gronk snagged ball out of the air with his left hand and was nearly able to find his way into the end zone (one play later, he caught a touchdown pass). In the weeks since the catch, Tom Brady has said that it was the greatest catch he had ever seen on one of his passes. Randy Moss disagreed.
Over the weekend, it was confirmed that Katy Perry will be doing the halftime show at the 2015 Super Bowl. And she's already released a teaser (thanks, Pepsi) for what we can (kind of) expect. I'm rooting for the edible pink glitter idea.
What do you think Katy has in store for her halftime show?