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Ashley’s Morning Scoop 12.4.15

Coldplay has been announced as this year’s halftime headline performer at the 50th Super Bowl in Santa Clara, CA. Bruno Mars will also slated to perform with Beyonce also in talks to make an appearance. The NFL is going all out for this year’s show, so expect more acts to join in the fun. Coldplay’s new album “A Head Full of Dreams” comes out today.

Life imitated art when Orange Is The New Black star, Dascha Polanco was arrested for allegedly punching, scratching and pulling the hair of a teen girl. The incident is reported to have occurred back in July, with details of it just coming out now. Her lawyer says it is a setup and was tape recorded by someone trying to extort money from the actress.

Barbara Walters has revealed her Most Fascinating People of 2015 and the list includes Bradley Cooper, Amy Schumer, Ronda Rousey, Tracy Morgan and Bernie Sanders. The Most Fascinating person of 2015 will be announced on her Special, Barbara Walters Presents: 10 Most Fascinating People 2015, which airs on ABC December 17th.

Adele is poised to set another record in her album 25’s second week. Last week, she set the record with most albums sold in the US with 3.8 million and this week, she is set to sell another million, making her the first artist EVER to sell more than a million albums in multiple weeks.

Taylor Swift made a generous donation to the Seattle Symphony along with a letter to music director Ludovic Morlot saying she was inspired to donate by a recording of John Luther Adams’ Grammy-winning “Become Ocean,” which the Symphony commissioned and premiered at Benaroya Hall in 2013 and then performed at Carnegie Hall the following year as part of the Spring for Music Festival. Swift said the music reminded her of going to her local symphony with her grandmother.