OK, Eminem fans, don't set your TiVos just yet. The folks helping to plan next year's Super Bowl festivities at Ford Field downplayed media reports Friday that the Detroit rapper and Motown legend Stevie Wonder are atop the list of planned halftime performers.
"No decision has been made by the NFL about the direction of the entertainment for Super Bowl XL," said Ken Kettenbeil, spokesman for the Detroit host committee. "All I can say is that the league is very aware of the depth of musical talent in Detroit."
Another source close to the situation also pooh-poohed the rumors, which ran in the Macomb Daily newspaper and aired on area news broadcasts. "At this point, there's been no movement on any side of this," the source told Free Press writer Brian McCollum.
Kettenbeil said that official confirmation of halftime artists won't come until late this year.