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If OneRepublic didn’t impress you much at the 2016 Grey Cup halftime show, the CFL has booked someone who will for 2017.

Shania Twain will perform at halftime at the 105th Grey Cup on Nov. 26 at TD Place in Ottawa, the CFL announced Thursday.

“It’s an absolute honour to return to the Grey Cup stage in the nation’s capital during Canada’s 150th birthday,” said Twain, the top-selling female country artist of all time. “I’m thrilled to be coming home and being a part of the country’s biggest annual party.”

“Shania is a massive Canadian icon and a global superstar, so we are so excited that she will help us cap off such a significant year for our country at the 105th Grey Cup in Ottawa,” added Randy Ambrosie, CFL Commissioner. “This promises to be a fantastic event and a special performance for our fans and viewers across Canada and all around the world. I can’t wait to get the party started at my first Grey Cup as Commissioner.”

Twain previously performed at the Grey Cup halftime, in Edmonton in 2002. She will release her fifth studio album – “NOW” – on Sept. 29.

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Britney Spears may be returning to the Super Bowl halftime show.

The pop star’s associates have had “secret discussions” with television and advertising executives connected to Super Bowl LII, according to the New York Daily News.

“Britney has made it clear to her team that it is a dream to perform at a Super Bowl,” one insider told the Daily News. “She has the hits package and appeal to be a headliner.”

The report goes on to say that Spears could “also be packaged with other big acts to fill the 12-minute slot.”

The 35-year-old previously performed alongside NSYNC, Aerosmith, Nelly, and Mary J. Blige during the Super Bowl XXXV halftime show in 2001.

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It sounds like Lady Gaga is planning a very elaborate halftime show for Super Bowl LI – which is exactly what you’d expect from her, isn’t it?

The NFL will pay “upward of $10 million” to produce the show, Joe D’Allegro wrote for CNBC.com.

That figure would almost certainly place it among the most expensive halftime shows in history, though exact figures are not made available.

Why will it be so expensive? The “Poker Face” singer is rumored to be planning a stunt that would see her perform from the roof of Houston’s NRG Stadium.

The NFL is infamous for not paying Super Bowl halftime performers, but Gaga should earn millions of dollars worth of exposure by performing.

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Lady Gaga is set to headline the Super Bowl LI halftime show, Us Weekly’s Nicholas Hautman reports, citing a source.

The news comes on the heels of rumors that the “Poker Face” singer was negotiating to take the stage at Houston’s NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017.

Gaga already has Super Bowl experience, as she sang the national anthem prior to Super Bowl 50 last season.

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The CFL announced Wednesday that the band OneRepublic will headline the halftime show at the 104th Grey Cup on Nov. 27 in Toronto.

“We are honored that the CFL invited us to perform at this year’s Grey Cup,” the band said in a statement to TSN. “Canada is a special place for us, and getting the chance to perform and watch great football live will be a blast.”

OneRepublic released their debut album in 2007, gaining heavy radio airplay for the hit single “Apologize”, a song that received a Grammy nomination. Lead singer Ryan Tedder is a Grammy-winning songwriter who has also worked with Taylor Swift, Adele, and U2.

The band joins quite the list of acts who have headlined past Grey Cup halftime shows, including Lenny Kravitz, The Tragically Hip, Justin Bieber, The Black Eyed Peas, and Shania Twain.

The November affair at BMO Field represents the first outdoor Grey Cup in the nation’s largest city since 1982.

 

Don’t count Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas among those excited for Coldplay’s performance at the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.

Thomas offered two one-word answers when asked about the band at the Super Bowl Opening Night event on Monday. ESPN’s Jane McManus captured the exchange:

“Demaryius, what’s your favorite Coldplay song?”

“Who?”

“Coldplay? Have a favorite song?”

“No.”

OK then.