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Opera Diva Renee Fleming Set To Belt The National Anthem At This Year's Super Bowl

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She's made a name for herself as one of the foremost American opera divas, and she's even sung the Top 10 on David Letterman. Now, Renee Fleming is taking (perhaps) her biggest stage yet. The clear-voiced soprano is set to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at this year's Super Bowl XLVIII, the first time an opera singer will take on the task, and her rendition is sure to impress.

CBS Sports reports:

This won't be the first time Fleming's performed at a big event. The 54-year-old opera singer also performed at President Obama's first Inaugural celebration in 2009 and at Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.

Fleming joins a diverse group of people that have handled the national anthem at the Super Bowl, including: Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey and the Backstreet Boys.

Here's hoping that sports fans across the country will embrace her on February 2nd.


Leslie Jordan Goes Bold in Gay Super Bowl Ad Touchdown Attempt: VIDEO

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Surely this will be a contender for this year's Super Bowl Doritos ad .

Written and produced by Gary and Larry Lane (the gay twins who appear at the beginning) and featuring Tim Pocock from CAMP, and male supermodels Joel Rush and Nick Ayler.

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San Francisco 49er Chris Culliver Visits The Trevor Project as Follow-Up to Apology for Anti-Gay Remarks: PHOTO

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San Francisco 49er cornerback Chris Culliver, who made headlines in the days leading up to the Super Bowl when he told radio host Artie Lange that gays were not welcome in the locker room or the NFL, tweeted a photo this afternoon from the offices of The Trevor Project, the leading suicide resource and hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Wrote Culliver, who appears to be getting educated on the topic: "Great time at LGBTQ the Q is for (question)"

The visit is a follow-up on a promise Culliver made along with his apology, that he would be attending an educational training program at the organization to learn about the difficulties faced by youth who bear the brunt of anti-gay remarks, bullying, and rejection from society.

Said Culliver last month:

"As an African American male, I should know better. Hate and discrimination have a lasting effect, and words matter. I also have a responsibility to myself, and especially to my young fans to be a better role model. The kids who look up to me and other athletes are the future of our country, and our future deserves better than fear, hate and discrimination... I was wrong, and I want to learn how to make it right. That's why I reached out to an organization called The Trevor Project... No child should ever feel like they are less than anyone else, and God has put me through this storm so I can learn from my mistakes and help make sure no child has to feel that way, again."


Jon Stewart Shreds the Totally Non-Gay Super Bowl: VIDEO

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Jon Stewart notes that the Super Bowl was all about guns, gross-out ads, fattening food, Scientology, and Beyonce. Oh, and the dark reminder that America's infrastructure is crumbling around us.

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Super Bowl Champ Brendon Ayanbadejo for Marriage Equality: VIDEO

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Taking advantage of the momentum from the Super Bowl, the Respect for Marriage Coalition has retooled an interview with Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo that he did last fall for the Marylanders for Marriage campaign into a new video that's getting renewed attention because of the Ravens win.

As always, Ayanbadejo is articulate and his words powerful.

Congrats on your Super Bowl win!

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Calvin Klein Brings Male Flesh to the Super Bowl: VIDEO

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Calvin Klein's Concept Underwear ad featuring Matthew Terry was its first foray into Super Bowl advertising and brought ripped male torsos and motor oil to the game. Calvin Klein also took advantage of Twitter's new service Vine by pumping out short clips of Terry flexing and crunching for the cameras.

Check out the ad and some of the Vine clips, AFTER THE JUMP...

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