Sorry, Taylor Swift, but Coldplay is headlining the Super Bowl halftime show.
The British rock group, loved by some and ridiculed by others, won the highest-profile musical gig in show biz. Pop star Bruno Mars also is on the bill, and negotiations are ongoing for a guest spot by Beyoncé. Speculation had been heavy that Swift would be the NFL’s choice.
Katy Perry starred in the most-watched Super Bowl halftime show in history earlier this year, when more than 118 million viewers tuned in to see her perform with Lenny Kravitz and her now-famous dancing sharks.
The game is set for Feb. 7 at Levi’s Stadium. If this is the lineup, the NFL and CBS should have no concerns about wardrobe malfunctions.