THE WEEKND'S SUPER BOWL PERFORMANCE WILL BE LIVE DESPITE COVID-19: Jesse Collins, the co-executive producer of the Super Bowl half-time show, says that The Weeknd's performance will be live as he opted not to pre-record any of his show in Tampa. Collins told Entertainment Tonight, “It’s all happening in that stadium, in that moment. We’re not bouncing off to another stadium and then cutting in like some people have had to do (before). We are fortunate enough in this situation that we are able to do a live, live show.” He continued, “It’s gotta be about entertainment from a truthful perspective. Get away from the massive sets, all the hoopla, the flying this and that. And get to the core of what makes an artist special.”

R. KELLY ASSOCIATE PLEADS GUILTY TO TRYING TO BRIBE A WITNESS: An associate of R. Kelly pleaded guilty Tuesday (February 2nd) to trying to silence one of the singer's accusers by offering her hundreds of thousands of dollars. Richard Arline Jr. admitted during a virtual hearing in Brooklyn federal court, “Me and another person offered Jane Doe money for her to not go forward with her complaint or testimony against Robert Kelly. I knew what I did was wrong.” Arline faces up to 15 years in prison when he’s sentenced on the bribery conviction.