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TheWrap Party Report: Could The Chainsmokers Be Headed for Super Bowl Halftime Show?

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The Chainsmokers played a rare, semi-private, hometown L.A. show this week as a partnership with Pepsi, celebrating the brand's history with pop music.  The set nodded at Michael Jackson and Britney Spears, but it got the Party Report thinking bigger…

This was the marquee at the Palladium in Hollywood. Where else do we see this kind of billing?

…At the Super Bowl Halftime show, sponsored for the last several years by Pepsi. Could the guys behind "Closer," "Paris," "Somthing Just Like This," and "Roses" be headed that way?

Before you say "no way, not big enough," this prominent show (with a Sunset Blvd. mural) was billed as a concert with "Special Guests". The surprises turned out to be Kehlani and up-and-comer Max. The NFL has done a halftime-by-committee a few times in recent years. If they do it again, these could be the guys to anchor it from the DJ booth. The NFL usually announces the halftime performer in the opening weeks of the season.

Jamie Foxx, Adam Selkowitz, host Michael B. Jordan and emcee Terrence J helped Lupus LA raise $250,000 at Dave & Buster's in Hollywood on Saturday (July 29.)

The night before in Playa Del Rey, YouTube Premium feted its new subscription-tier comedy series "Sideswiped" at its Playa Del Rey HQ. Two leads fro "This Is Us" (Mandy Moore on the left and Chrissy Metz on the right) came to support series creator/star Carly Craig (second from left),  Chelsea Frei and co-star Rosanna Arquette.

Two generations of action directors came together at CAA on Thursday night (July 26.) Michael Mann ("Heat," "Miami Vice") congratulates "The Equalizer 2" director Antoine Fuqua at a screening of the Denzel Washington sequel that came out earlier this month.

The screening at CAA's Century City HQ was also a showcase for SoundFi, a 3D audio format that has moviegoers wearing special headphones in the theater. Here, SoundFi's Chris Anastas explains.

China Chow, Nev Schulman, and Laura Perlongo don't care about messing up their hair. Headphones on!

With the Tomorrowland electronic music festival pulling DJ talent from all over the world to Belgium for two consecutive summer weekends, some refreshing flesh blood got to step in to the headlining spots in Vegas. Brasilian superstar Alok, who has only a cult following in the U.S., wrapped a mini U.S. two-night U.S. tour by riling up a heated crowd at Encore Beach Club's Nightswim in Vegas.

With over 7 million Instagram followers and some global hits, the "Big Jet Plane" producer is on The Party Report's Coachella 2019 prediction list. Turning out a crowd that was over 50% Brazilians while going against Afrojack and Marshmello on the same property means he could be on those L.A. billboards soon.

Over at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Mr. New Jersey (Jon Bon Jovi) peeked in on professional e-sports at the Overwatch Grand Finale. That's Brooklyn Net D'Angelo Russell peeking in on Bon Jovi. This was the scene on Friday night – a sold out Barclays Center to catch the "London Spitfire" compete with the "Philadelphia Fusion" for the first ever championship.

Video game publisher Blizzard Entertainment owns and operates the Overwatch franchise and the league. Chief Marketing Officer Daniel Cherry III is smiling, and not just because he's with the terrifyingly good actor Michael K. Williams.


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