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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Like the game itself, the Super Bowl halftime show saw a newcomer overwhelmed by his surroundings and ultimately outperformed by those who had been on the big stage before. But unlike Carolina Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton, Coldplay invited the extra company -- by having BeyoncT and Bruno Mars share the spotlight. Coldplay gave way to BeyoncT and Mars as their headlining performed turned into a platform for BeyoncT to trot out her new release "Formation" and for Mars to revisit his hit "Uptown Funk." At the end of the halftime show, Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin performed a tribute to past halftime shows before all three artists wrapped up the show. As for the game itself, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos beat the Panthers 24-10.

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UNDATED (AP) -- President Barack Obama got to congratulate the Denver Broncos on "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert (kohl-BEHR') last night. CBS gave Colbert the post-Super Bowl slot for a live edition of his show. The president was interviewed at the White House in what looked like a live feed. But Obama burst Colbert's bubble by telling the viewers the bit was taped last week. So how did Obama know the Broncos would win? Presumably, two versions were taped, one giving props to Denver, the other to the Panthers. But Obama told Colbert the next 50 Super Bowl winners are written on the back of the Constitution, which will be the plot of "National Treasure 3."

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Thanks to a strong defense, the Denver Broncos dominated the Super Bowl on their way to a 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. There were also clear-cut winners in the other big contest of the night -- the battle for the eyes of those watching the ads. One of the catchphrases likely to last longer than the champagne buzz Bronco fans are feeling is "puppymonkeybaby" -- the ad for Mountain Dew Kickstart, featuring soda, juice and caffeine. An ad featuring just dogs -- hot dogs and real ones -- had a crew of dachshunds dressed like hot dogs running to meet Heinz condiments as Harry Nilsson's classic "Without You" plays. The most jarring ads seemed to be the ones by pharmaceutical companies. People watching the game while scarfing down food had little stomach for the tormented intestines used to promote a medication to fight diarrhea.

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003-r-11-(Excerpt of ad for Mountain Dew's Kickstart, aired during Super Bowl 50)--In this ad for Mountain Dew's Kickstart, a creature called a "Puppymonkeybaby" was featured. (8 Feb 2016)

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005-a-20-(Actress Helen Mirren in anti-drunk driving ad sponsored by Budweiser, aired during Super Bowl 50)-"so stop it"-Here's British actress Helen Mirren in an anti-drunk driving ad sponsored by Budweiser (8 Feb 2016)

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Usually, the network that hosts the Super Bowl uses its airtime to promote its shows. But CBS used part of its time to announce the end of one of its top shows. During the first half, CBS announced that "The Good Wife" was going off the air. The network says the show will have its finale on May 8, after its final nine episodes air.


PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Some of the movie folks who got shut out at the Oscars found the door to acclaim wide open for them at the NAACP Image Awards. Michael B. Jordan picked up two major awards at the ceremony this past Friday -- one for entertainer of the year and another for outstanding actor in a motion picture for "Creed." Both Jordan's work and the movie were ignored in the Academy Awards nominations, except for Sylvester Stallone, who was nominated for best supporting actor. Stallone presented Creed as one of the best picture nominees -- and got a warm greeting when he came on stage. Host Anthony Anderson and others pointed out the lack of diversity at the Oscars. Anderson said he hopes the Oscars don't go overboard by honoring a movie like "Madea Goes Trick-or-Treating in Compton" as best picture next year.

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Not only was Anthony Anderson the host of the NAACP Image Awards, he was a winner, too. He took home the honor for outstanding actress in a TV series for his work in "black-ish." The show was also selected as outstanding comedy series. On the drama side, "Empire" dominated. It won for outstanding drama series -- and its stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson won awards for outstanding leads in a TV drama. Henson brought up the issue of diversity when she accepted her trophy saying: "we don't need to ask for acceptance from anyone."

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- There's controversy over this year's Oscar nominations -- that's clear. But what isn't clear -- is a favorite for best picture. The picture got even less clear over the weekend -- when Alejandro Inarritu won the Directors Guild of America's honor for his work on "The Revenant." That hints that it's possible the Inarritu could win the Oscar for the best director award for a second straight year. Only seven times in DGA history has a director who won the guild's honor not won the Oscar that year.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Kung Fu Panda continues to kick ... -- well, let's just say it continues to do well as the box office. The animated film took in another $21 million in its second weekend of release. That gives it a second-straight box office win. Second place is "Hail, Caesar" with an estimated $11.4 million in box office revenue over the weekend.

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017-a-08-(Sound of Jack Black and Bryan Cranston, in a scene from "Kung Fu Panda 3")-"who some idiot"-Sound of Jack Black and Bryan Cranston in a scene from "Kung Fu Panda 3," the top movie at the box office for the second weekend in a row. (8 Feb 2016)

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January 11, 2016 15:15 GMT

Today in History



Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2016. There are 347 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 19, 1966, Indira Gandhi was chosen to be prime minister of India by the National Congress party. (Gandhi, a powerful as well as polarizing figure, served as India's prime minister from 1966 to 1977, and again beginning in 1980 until she was assassinated in 1984.)

On this date:

In 1807, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

In 1853, Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" premiered in Rome.

In 1861, Georgia became the fifth state to secede from the Union.

In 1915, Germany carried out its first air raid on Britain during World War I as a pair of Zeppelins dropped bombs onto Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in England.

In 1937, millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey, in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.

In 1942, during World War II, Japan invaded Burma (Myanmar).

In 1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for television and newsreels for the first time, with the permission of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

In 1960, the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States of America was signed by both countries in Washington, D.C.

In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon nominated G. Harrold Carswell to the Supreme Court; however, the nomination was defeated because of controversy over Carswell's past racial views.

In 1977, in one of his last acts of office, President Gerald R. Ford pardoned Iva Toguri D'Aquino, an American convicted of treason for making wartime broadcasts for Japan.

In 1981, the United States and Iran signed an accord paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months.

In 1992, German government and Jewish officials dedicated a Holocaust memorial at the villa on the outskirts of Berlin where the notorious Wannsee Conference had taken place.

Ten years ago: Osama bin Laden, in an audiotape that was his first in more than a year, said al-Qaida was preparing for attacks in the United States; at the same time, he offered a "long-term truce" without specifying the conditions. Vice President Dick Cheney defended the administration's domestic surveillance program, calling it an essential tool in monitoring al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations. An unmanned NASA spacecraft, New Horizons, blasted off on a 3-billion-mile journey toward Pluto (the spacecraft flew by Pluto in the summer of 2015). A fire at a Massey Energy Co. mine in West Virginia killed two workers. Death claimed soul pioneer Wilson Pickett at age 64 and actor Anthony Franciosa at age 77.

Five years ago: Chinese President Hu Jintao, visiting the White House, declared "a lot still needs to be done" to improve his country's record on human rights; the exchange with President Barack Obama over human rights was balanced by U.S. delight over newly announced Chinese business deals expected to generate about $45 billion in new export sales for the U.S.

One year ago: As he headed home from a week-long trip to Asia, Pope Francis upheld church teaching banning contraception, but said Catholics didn't have to breed "like rabbits" and should instead practice responsible parenting. The NFL confirmed to The Associated Press a report by WTHR-TV Indianapolis that it was investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts. (After an investigation, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was suspended for four games of the upcoming regular season for his alleged role in the controversy, but had that sanction overturned by a federal court.)

Today's Birthdays: Former U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar is 96. Actor Fritz Weaver is 90. Actress Tippi Hedren is 86. Former PBS newsman Robert MacNeil is 85. Movie director Richard Lester is 84. Actor-singer Michael Crawford is 74. Actress Shelley Fabares (fab-RAY') is 72. Country singer Dolly Parton is 70. Former ABC newswoman Ann Compton is 69. TV chef Paula Deen is 69. Rock singer Martha Davis is 65. Singer Dewey Bunnell (America) is 64. Actor Desi Arnaz Jr. is 63. Actress Katey Sagal is 62. Comedian Paul Rodriguez is 61. Conductor Sir Simon Rattle is 61. Reggae musician Mickey Virtue (UB40) is 59. Rock musician Jeff Pilson (Foreigner) is 58. Actor Paul McCrane is 55. Actor William Ragsdale is 55. Basketball coach Jeff Van Gundy is 54. International Tennis Hall of Famer Stefan Edberg is 50. Rock singer Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe) is 48. Singer Trey Lorenz is 47. Actor Shawn Wayans is 45. Rock singer-musician John Wozniak (Marcy Playground) is 45. Actress Drea (DRAY-uh') de Matteo is 44. Comedian-impressionist Frank Caliendo is 42. Actor Drew Powell is 40. Actress Marsha Thomason is 40. Actress Bitsie Tulloch is 35. Actress Jodie Sweetin is 34. Actor Logan Lerman is 24. Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson is 24. Rapper Mac Miller is 24.

Thought for Today: "Love without passion is dreary; passion without love is horrific." -- Abraham Cowley, English poet (1618-1667).

(Above Advance for Use Tuesday, Jan. 19)

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