Pharrell Williams performed a medley of his hits with Nelly, Snoop Lion, Diddy and Busta Rhymes at the NBA All-Star Game Sunday at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
Pharrell closed his performance with his hit “Happy” while wearing a red version of the infamous Vivienne Westwood hat he wore at last month’s Grammys.
The hat has garnered its own Twitter account, “Pharrell’s Hat,” which has more than 19,000 followers.
Tiger Woods gave his first interview to ESPN and the Golf Channel since his infidelities scandal broke last year. When asked how well the world knows him now, Woods replied:
A lot better now. I was living a life of a lie. I really was. And I was doing a lot of things, like I said, that hurt a lot of people. And stripping away denial and rationalization you start coming to the truth of who you really are and that can be very ugly. But then again, when you face it and you start conquering it and you start living up to it. The strength that I feel now, I’ve never felt that type of strength.
Check out the full five-minute interview transcript with ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi under the cut.
Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson will perform “One Shining Moment, which is the song that plays annually at the end of the NCAA men’s basketball championship game. The tune by folk singer David Barrett has been a March Madness staple since 1987 and is played over highlights of the tournament. Hudson will be the first woman to sing it. Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross previously performed the song.
“The song inspires you,” Hudson said in a release. “It moves you. It motivates you and helps you reach that goal and that dream.”
Usher and Alicia Keys were some of the musical acts Sunday at the NBA All-Star game. Usher performed his new song, “More” and the hit, “Yeah” during the the intro. Alicia Keys sang a medley of her hits, “Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart,” “Empire State of Mind II” and “No One.”
Erykah Badu performed James Taylor’s song “You’ve Got a Friend” live during half-time at the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest Saturday night.
The singer tweeted @fatbellybella about the experience and suggested she is related to Jamie Foxx. The two headlined a concert later that night.
glad I got a chance to sing 1/2 time, but wish I could have sang my own damn song ..(salute:James Taylor tho..)I like carol kings version …Winter spring summer AND fall.. Shoulda broke into Whodini version of ‘ Friends ‘…I ‘m not so great at doing covers .. Fucked that bridge ALL up .. Lol…
Dallas Headed to my show at Palladium with my blood cousin Jamie Fox . He don’t know we some kin yet . I’m gone break it to him tonite.
The Super Bowl kicked off with an intro by Jay-Z performing his hit,”Run This Town.” Queen Latifah sang “America the Beautiful.” Also, check out some of the commercials during the game. Enjoy!
Jay-Z Super Bowl Intro
Queen Latifah singing “America the Beautiful”