FYI/TMI: Beyoncé To Run The Super Bowl, Obama Judges "Idol" Feud

Beyoncé to perform at Super Bowl XLVII half time show, President Barack Obama mediates Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj feud
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    Mariah Carey
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    Nicki Minaj
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    Barack Obama
October 16, 2012 -- 10:16 am PDT

(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)


Beyoncé To Perform At Super Bowl XLVII
GRAMMY winner Beyoncé will perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Beyoncé previously performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004. In other news, GRAMMY winner Neil Diamond will receive the Legend Of Live honor at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 8 in New York. The award honors individuals or artists who have made significant contributions to live music and the touring business. Previous honorees include the Allman Brothers Band, Elton John, Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, and Rush, among others.


Obama Asks Carey, Minaj To Just Get Along
A recent feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj that erupted during a taping of "American Idol" has garnered wide public reaction, even from the bella donna Stevie Nicks. But you know it's getting serious when the POTUS weighs in. When asked about the feud during a recent interview with Miami's Y100-FM, President Barack Obama was hopeful for a resolution. "I think that they are going to be able to sort it out, I am confident," he said. "I'm all about bringing people together, working for the same cause." Questions still remain as to whether Carey and Minaj will be able to patch things up, and if Obama will audition for "Idol" with his now-famous rendition of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together."

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