The three acts performed an updated version of "All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night" before a game between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings.
It was Williams' first appearance opening the show in six years, after the singer was pulled from the intro in 2011 for making incendiary comments. "We all grew up watching Monday Night Football, and it's surreal to join Jason Derulo and Hank Williams Jr. on this new version that gives a nod back but also a step forward," said Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelly.
"It's truly momentous to be featured in the Monday Night Football anthem for the upcoming season," chimed Derulo. "I feel the opening song sets the tone and energizes the fans before kickoff, and this year I'm putting my swag on it." Check out a fan capture of the opening sequencehere.
"I'm about to countersue," Lee said. "Cause he lying and he finna cause me stress. I'm finna countersue. Because I do like 3,000 shows, but I never threw a bottle off stage, and Jxmmi never threw a bottle off stage, so these are false accusations, so I'm about to countersue."
The alleged incident occurred last October, and the fan (whose name has not been disclosed) is suing for medical expenses and other damages. Check out the footagehere.
Lorde was last seen sharing a spirited interpretive dance to the track during this year's MTV VMA's, despite suffering from the flu.
The singer kicks off her world tour later this month in the UK, with North American dates beginning in March. Check out the star-studded remix, which contains explicit language,here.
"Migo and Meek Milly got stacks in the ceiling," spits Quavo. "I got money ties all the way up through Philly." Check out the collaborative track, which contains explicit language,here.
Other big names in attendance included Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Trevor Noah and JAY-Z and Beyonce, who made a date night out of the event (via USA Today).
At one point in the evening, Rihanna and Beyonce posed for a photo together, and onlookers caught the striking moment on Twitter. Rihanna's Diamond Ball, which raises money for the Clara Lionel Foundation, was created in 2012 to support education, health and emergency initiatives around the globe. See the tweetshere.
While McGraw spends at least a couple of hours every day working out, he explains that staying in shape is about a lot more than being hot. "It's not necessarily about how you look, it's about accomplishing something," he explains in a new interview with Entrepreneur.
"Ten years ago when I really started trying to get myself in good shape, I noticed it raised the bar on everything that I did it: my career, my family life, my alertness. It changed my whole attitude about everything that I do. Finding good habits turned into better habits and finding better habits turned into really, really, really great habits. I think it's made my career stronger and certainly has given me more longevity."
McGraw has even roped his band into staying fit with group workouts on the road. Read about thathere.
"I met Bruno when I was in my early 20s," Cameron recalls in a statement from the trio's label. "My wife took his first publicity photos, and I met him then."
"He's a very loyal person, so he kept me on his team and was kind of the first person to ever take a chance on me for directing - which is something that I've wanted to do my whole life, just like playing music," he shares. Read morehere.
Also on his 'to do' list for touring – a healthier and more relaxed lifestyle this time while out on the road. The slimmed down and fit singer opened up as to why he feels it's important to maintain his trim physique and admitted that he of course has his weaknesses too.
"I love cheese, it's impossible. I'm always going to struggle with it," Smith says. "It's mainly about being healthy and being ready for touring. Last time when I was making my first record, it was tougher when I was heavier. It's healthy, I'm happy."
And just how will he spending his time when he's not out on stage? He spoke of these plans while promoting his new single "Too Good At Goodbyes."
"I've drank all the drinks now, there's no more drinks to drink at the moment," he joked. "I'm trying to clear my body and my mind and I'm going to be a granny on tour. That's my aim this time. Candles and hot water and Sex and the City." Read morehere.
"I felt the need to pay tribute to two good ole boys like us all," Owen says before launching into a heartfelt version of Williams' song on acoustic guitar.
Both Gentry and Williams died this past Friday (Sept. 8). See Owen's performancehere.
The performance was preceded by 'Hail to the Chief." Rock was positive about single moms but negative about those who 'can't even take care of themselves but keep having kid after … kid."
He called out anyone that 'call me a racist 'cause I'm not (politically correct)'," adding that they "think you have to remind me that black lives matter." And then he added the sentiments that Nazi bigots and the KKK should stay away. Read more and watch the cliphere.
The big reveal came on the rapper's Instagram page, where he shared an image while hard at work on bodyguard-turned-artist Baka's long-awaited mixtape, 4 Milli.
Next to a big picture window is a massive portrait of a smiling Beyonce. From the moment the image hit Instagram, Bey fans have lined up to applaud Drake for his unbridled fandom for their fave. See the posthere.
As if that doesn't get the point across, Shelton continues the sweet talking, even telling the subject of the song, "You name the babies." "You find the spot and I'll find the money/ You be the pretty and I'll be the funny/ You plant the flowers, I'll plant the kisses/ Baby let's get right down to business/ I'll hang the pictures/ you hang the stars. You pick the paint, I'll pick a guitar/ Sing you a song out there with the crickets and frogs/ You name the babies and I'll name the dogs, yeah."
Apparently, Stefani doesn't mind because she made the single artwork her profile photo and posted about the song with handclap emojis. The song's wedding themed music video will certainly do nothing to quell the rumors of an impending engagement. Check out Blake's latesthere.
Brett Eldredge made his way on stage to share a celebratory drink with Rhett and the two performed, "The Long Way," the latest single off of Eldredge's new self-titled album.
Watch as the crowd goes wild for the duohere.
In what could be mistaken for a smoky bar room, the infant poses for the camera with his middle finger outstretched. The proud dad posted, "This is how you know ur kid is gonna be a bada–!!! #johnnycashspirit #liloutlaw."
The hashtag references the iconic shot of country legend Johnny Cash flipping the bird to a photographer. Check out sonogramhere.
Fergie explained how Axl's first big feature came to be during an interview on 97.1 AMP Radio in Los Angeles. "I would be playing songs and he just picked up on 'Enchante (Carine),'" Fergie revealed. "He would just be singing and I was like, 'Ahhhh!' When you hear your baby singing in French, it was like, oh gosh, I gotta get this.
"So I'm following him around with a recorder like, 'Let's sing again! Let's make it the jumping into the pillows song! So every time I jump I'll sing it, and every time you jump you'll sing it.' So I finally got one that was decent and usable. It was just so cute." Read morehere.
Bell, who starred as "Anna" in the film, hopped onstage at the Meadow Woods Middle School to sing "For the First Time in Forever." "Thank you so much @IMKristenBell for stopping by and encouraging us with your beautiful voice and positive message!" the school wrote on Twitter. "Continue spreading joy!"
"When #HurrcaneIrma is at your heels, there's only one thing to do: get to a shelter, grab a mic and SING," Bell tweeted about the heartwarming moment. "When youre #singinginahurricane, your volunteer back up dancers can & will steal the show. Richard and Rebecca everyone!"
Bell's good deeds during the hurricane extended beyond her shelter serenade. She also helped Frozen co-star Josh Gad's family find shelter before the storm slammed into Florida.
"So @kristenanniebell literally saved my parents and my entire family tonight from #hurricaneirma," Gad shared on Instagram. "When they were stranded in Florida, she got them a hotel room at her hotel in Orlando and saved them, my brothers, my sister-in-law and niece and nephew. They don't make them like this girl. Thank you Kristin. You are truly an angel sent from above."Read morehere.
Fans seemed to love Maren's new look, loading her tweet with lots of compliments and approving GIFs. One fan even inquired about the lipstick she wears in the photo, with the singer responding that it's from the Too Faced Cosmetics line.
Check out Morris' new stylehere.
"13 year old me. Wannabe popstar," Katy wrote. Her timeline places the photo somewhere around 1997--and the fashion speaks for itself. Perry rocked some low-rise jeans with a Dalmatian patterned belt, and her blonde hair was coiffed in a 'do reminiscent of "The Rachel" from Friends. She accessorized the look with record studio earphones and a simple black timepiece--the effect is adorably gawky.
Katy was primed for a major fashion evolution in the coming decades: It's hard to believe the photo was taken 20 years ago. See the throwback snap for yourselfhere.
In the clip, the unlikely pair sit on a stark white staircase to perform an updated version of Sly and the Family Stone's 1969 classic, "Everyday People."
Cher sings in her distinctive diva voice and Future stays true to his style, with hints of Auto-Tune processing. Earlier this year, Future and Ciara's 3-year-old son, Zahir, was featured in a Gap Kids campaign. Watch ithere.
The Beatles drummer told the BBC that although he didn't vote, he would've supported Brexit if he did. "The people voted and, you know, they have to get on with it," Starr explained in the BBC interview (via SPIN). "Suddenly it's like, 'Oh well, we don't like that vote.' What do you mean you don't like that vote? You had the vote, this is what won, let's get on with it.
When pressed on if he would have supported Brexit with his own vote, Starr made it clear that the move has his full support. "I would've voted for Brexit. Yeah, I would've voted to get out," he insisted. "But don't tell Bob Geldof," he joked in reference to the Irish singer and activist who has been very vocal in his opposition towards Brexit.
"I think it's a great move," Starr added. "I think, you know, to be in control of your own country is a good move." Watch a clip from Ringo Starr's interview with the BBChere.
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