Super Bowl Halftime Curse
Call it the curse of Carol Channing. There is definitely an eerie coincidence between celebrities who perform at halftime of the Super Bowl and the circumstances that follow.

Sneak a peek at her Netherlands.


Super Bowl IV: Carol Channing
Channing, the graveled-voiced entertainer whose fans proved that the 60's were definitely the Drug Years, was the first celebrity to perform at halftime in 1970. However the politically outspoken singer managed to find her way on President Richard Nixon's enemy list in 1973, when it was learned that Channing's purpose, according to the White House Counsel's Office, was to "screw" Nixon's political enemies by means of tax audits from the IRS.

Super Bowl XXV: Whitney Houston and New Kids on the Block
In perhaps her crowning moment, Whitney Houston's tear jerking rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" seemed like the perfect opening act for one of the greatest Super Bowls ever. Even the halftime entertainment, the New Kids on the Block were at their boy-band peak. However, years later we would learn that Whitney's performance was Milli Vanillied (lip synched) and by 1991, the bland boys from Boston suffered a commercial backlash that caused the band's break up. Despite claiming they were "Hanging Tough," the jinx proved otherwise.

Super Bowl XXVI: Gloria Estefan with skaters Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill
This halftime show was supposed to be Gloria Estefan's triumphant return to the top of the charts after a life-threatening accident the previous year. Well, you can see how that comeback went. Boitano, who was a favorite for the gold in the 1994 Olympics, missed a triple axel combination and came home with no medals. After falling out of the spotlight for years, Dorothy Hamill was relegated to being a judge for Fox's 2006 "Skating With Celebrities."

Super Bowl XXVII: Michael Jackson
Jacko performs with 3,500 local children. Seriously.

Super Bowl XXVIII: Country Music Infiltration
The jinx filtered into country music when superstars Clint Black, Tanya Tucker and Travis Tritt were the halftime attraction. Since then, Black, who was a huge star in the 1990s, would produce only one top-five single after 1998. Tucker was forced into a reality TV show called "Tuckerville" and Tritt has been relegated to hanging out with Kathy Griffin on D-List Celebrity Poker.


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