Happy Monday! Are you fully recovered from your Super Bowl watching/supporting/partying/avoiding? Regardless of your rooting preferences, I’d have to say it’s still a nice victory for New Orleans — which has really been home of the raw deal these past few years. Speaking of cool things that benefit places facing genuine hardship, did you catch Queen Latifah, Diddy and Pharrell on Friday night, live from Miami? The SOS Haiti telethon was a huge success with everyone from Spike Lee, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige and Ludacris to Justin Bieber & Mike Tyson answering phones. And how about Bill Clinton and Busta Rhymes taking the stage? The whole thing was a slam-dunk, providing much-needed funds to help those affected by Haiti’s quake. In other weekend news – how about the fact that after 7 weekends at the top of the box office heap Avatar has finally been unseated? That’s right. Evidently while all the gentlemen spent their weekends focusing on The Game, all the single ladies took it upon themselves to hit cineplexes nationwide and to bring all of their ticket-buying friends, so that Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried had a #1 box office hit with their romantic drama Dear John. To the tune of $32.4 million which is music to the ears of anyone hoping to usurp James Cameron’s epic. (Avatar still took in $23 million this weekend, and remains the biggest box office champ ever, ever, but it’s nice to see another film give those Blue Cats a run for their (whoppingly amassed) money. The weekend of course culminated with the Super Bowl. Which was certainly a fun show featuring some some pretty wild commercials. Now, in terms of Super Bowl’s own box office numbers, let’s just say they estimated $90 million dollars was bet legally on the Colts/Saints showdown. And that’s the legit part. How about Carrie Underwood’s Super Bowl Star Spangled Banner (with her matching Star Spangled Outfit?) By the way, did you know that Carrie’s also scored her very first movie role? This one’s called “Soul Surfer”, and it’s the true story of an intrepid young surfer who lost her arm to a shark bite and recovered, to surf again. And in addition to Carrie, the stars were out in full force in Miami this weekend — with everyone from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to J.Lo, Kate Walsh, Blake Lively, Chace Crawford, Taylor Lautner and Kellen Lutz — just to name a few. So back to The Game – or at least my favorite part of The Game: the ads. Did you watch them? Did you enjoy them? Voice your choice in today’s featured poll and let us know which Super Bowl commercial was your favorite:
2) Betty White – Snickers
3) Tim Tebow & Mom
4) Doritos: “House Rules”
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