AP ShowBiz Minute.

Superstar Beyonce couldn't top Madonna's 2012 Super Bowl ratings.

Despite a power outage, an estimated 108.4 million viewers tuned in.

But this year's game fell short of setting a new viewership record and stands behind last year's, seen by more than 111 million people.

This year's Academy Awards is in no danger of being dull.

At the Oscar nominee's luncheon, attended by the likes of Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and Ben Affleck - the show's producers promised they'd cut out the boring parts.

They're working closely with host Seth MacFarlane and wish to appeal to all interests - with performances ranging from Adele to Barbra Streisand.

The Oscars air live on February 24th on ABC.

Pop star Shakira has shared the first public photograph of her son Milan.

The 36-year-old Colombian singer announced Monday on Twitter that it could be seen on UNICEF's website and urged her fans to donate money to the U. N. Children Agency.

This is Zara Younis with AP ShowBiz Minute.


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New Orleans, 3 February 2013

1. Fireworks before Beyonce takes the stage

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Indianapolis, 5 February 2012

2. Madonna performing during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI

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New Orleans, 3 February 2013

3. Beyonce performance

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Beverly Hills, California, 4 February 2013

4. Zoom in on Steven Spielberg

5. Medium shot Hugh Jackman

6. Medium shot Bradley Cooper

7. Medium shot Jennifer Lawrence

8. Medium shot Ben Affleck


9. Oscar host Seth MacFarlane opens nomination announcements

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Beverly Hills, California, 13 January 2013

10. Fashion shot: nominee Adele ("Skyfall")

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Beverly Hills, California, 4 February 2013

11. Wide Oscar nominees luncheon arrivals line with Sally Field, Denzel Washington


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12. Still image released courtesy of singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira shows Gerard Pique kissing the cheek of his son Milan

13. Still image released courtesy of singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira shows Shakira being embraced by Gerard Pique as he holds her pregnant belly

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New York, 9 Nov. 2009

14. Interview with Shakira

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