Demi Lovato to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl

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Demi Lovato to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl
Demi Lovato, who was announced this week as a performer at the Grammy Awards, will sing the National Anthem a week later as part of Super Bowl Liv pregame festivities at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday, February 2, the NFL and the Fox network announced today.

The pregame show, including the National Anthem, will be broadcast live worldwide.

Lovato will join a prestigious line up of Super Bowl National Anthem performers that includes Gladys Knight, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Luke Bryan, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Joel, P!Nk, Jordin Sparks, Idina Menzel, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, and Neil Diamond.

In addition, on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (Nad), Christine Sun Kim, internationally renowned sound artist and performer, will sign the National Anthem in American Sign Language.

The appearance, combined with the Grammy performance, marks a big return for Lovato, who has been recovering from
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Rose Marie, 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' Actress, Dead at 94

Actress Rose Marie, best known for her role as Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, died on Thursday in Van Nuys, CA, Variety reports. She was 94.

Born Rose Marie Mazetta in New York City on August 15th, 1923, Marie began her career as a child star at the age of three. Two years later she had her own NBC radio show. She cut several records and also appeared in vaudeville. As a teenager, she performed as a nightclub singer and later became a comedienne on radio. She also starred
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'Strictly Come Dancing' week two song list and dance styles revealed

BBC One has revealed the song list and dance styles for Strictly Come Dancing's second week.

This weekend will see the first couple eliminated from this year's competition, following last week's first round of performances.

All 15 dance partners will perform on Saturday's live show, which will be broadcast at 6.20pm on BBC One.

Daft Punk, Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars will be among the artists whose songs will be featured on this week's show.

Abbey Clancy and Aljaž Skorjanec were voted Digital Spy's favourite couple after the first live show last week.

The full song list and dance styles are as follows:

Ashley and Ola - American Smooth to 'Beyond the Sea' in the style of Robbie Williams

Abbey and Aljaz - Cha Cha to 'Let's Get Loud' by Jennifer Lopez

Patrick and Anya - Tango to 'Beat It' by Michael Jackson

Rachel and Pasha - Salsa
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What Do Women Want?: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire by Daniel Bergner – review

On prosmiscuity, porn, monogamy ... this study of female sexuality overturns some tenacious assumptions

If you can get past the studied jauntiness and occasionally histrionic style, Daniel Bergner's What Do Women Want? says some useful things about female sexuality. As with other recent books on the subject – notably Naomi Wolf's polemic, Vagina – it knits together anecdote, case study and scientific discovery to overturn some tenacious assumptions: that, unlike men, women aren't hardwired for promiscuity; that security and emotional connection are the most important factors in women's sexual transactions; that, above all, sexuality in women is constitutionally milder than in men, rather than the result of centuries-old social conditioning. Or, as Bergner puts it: "That women's desire – its inherent range and innate power – is an underestimated and constrained force, even in our times, when all can seem so sexually inundated, so far beyond restriction."

This line of argument was perhaps shockingly countercultural in the 1990s.
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