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Published February 13, 2014
TAKE ME TO THE OTHER SIDE: BILLBOARD.com’s Jason Lipshutz reported musicians Jason Derulo, Aloe Blacc and Mack Wilds have been added to the “list of NBA All-Star Weekend performers, as the trio will play the Sprint NBA All-Star Pregame Concert” on Sunday. Wilds and Derulo will “perform live on NBA TV” prior to the game, then Derulo and Blacc will “take the stage during TNT's NBA All-Star pregame show.” Other confirmed performers during All-Star Weekend include Pharrell Williams; Kendrick Lamar; Earth, Wind & Fire; and Gary Clark Jr. (BILLBOARD.com, 2/10).
JUSTICE FOR ALL: ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’s Darren Franich noted Turner Sports and DC Entertainment today will release “The Justice League Goes Inside the NBA: All Star Edition,” a comic book that pairs the cast of TNT’s NBA studio team with DC Comics’ The Justice League. The 12-page, limited-edition comic, written by B. Clay Moore and drawn by Tony Shasteen, will be free for attendees at the NBA All-Star Jam Session in New Orleans. That opens today and lasts until Sunday. The comic also is available on NBA.com (Turner Sports). The book sees Superman, Green Lantern, Steel and the Flash “take part in a charity basketball game” (EW.com, 2/5).