Adele was reportedly asked and politely declined to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show. (Star Max/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)

Adele was reportedly asked and politely declined to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show. (Star Max/Newscom/Zuma Press/TNS)

Scoop: Adele says no to 2017 Super Bowl halftime show

Despite rumors to the contrary, Adele says she will not perform during the 2017 Super Bowl halftime show, according to NBC Sports.

Adele, who said she had been asked to do the show, said performing during halftime of the Super Bowl was not really her thing.

“First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl,” she said during a show, via “I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don’t really — I can’t dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I said no.”

NBC Sports also reported that the NFL has been pushing artists to “contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl income” to the NFL, as if the league didn’t have enough money already.

It was unknown if that was part of the reason that Adele passed on the opportunity but if that was the case, NBC Sports says to expect that some of the best performers will pass and only those desperate enough for the exposure will end up accepting the high-profile gig.

Belieber backlash

Justin Bieber is threatening to make his Instagram account private after his fans have taken exception to pictures of him and friend Sofia Richie showing up in his feed as the two take in the sights of Tokyo, according to E! News.

“I’m gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don’t stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn’t be so mean to people that I like,” he posted along with a pic of the two on Instagram.

Richie, who is the daughter of the venerable Lionel Richie, first showed up on Bieber’s feed on Friday, E! News said.

Although the pictures have also sparked rumors of romance between the two, E! News reports that multiple sources said the two are “just friends” and there is “nothing serious” going on between them.

Bieber was in the headlines earlier this month for reportedly skinny dipping with Sahara Ray while in Hawaii, E! News reports.

Karma on ‘Criminal Minds’

A former co-star of “Criminal Minds” may have put in his two cents on the recent firing of Thomas Gibson, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gibson was suspended from the show Thursday and then fired Friday for an alleged on-set altercation where Gibson reportedly kicked a writer for the show, The Hollywood Reporter said.

In a video that was quickly deleted over the weekend, former “Criminal Minds” co-star Shemar Moore implied that Gibson may have gotten what he deserved.

“Lot of birdies chirping out there; the gossip is real,” Moore said in the video. “… I believe in karma. Good things happen to good people. … Treat people how you expect them to treat you. Celebrate yourself; celebrate your blessings — as you should. But just know that you’re not better than anybody. We all have our own gifts, so unwrap them bad boys and show ‘em off. But then appreciate other people’s gifts. Church is over.”

Moore and Gibson had been on the show together for 11 seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter, and sources say the two had a sometimes rocky relationship.

Happy birthday!

Actress Jennifer Lawrence is 26. … Bassist Tim Foreman of Switchfoot is 38. … Actor Ben Affleck is 44. … Actress Debra Messing is 48. … Singer-guitarist Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers is 68. … Actress Pat Priest (“The Munsters”) is 80. … Actress Rose Marie (“The Dick Van Dyke Show”) is 93.

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