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Jesse Collins Says Rihanna’s Super Bowl Performance Will Be ‘Like None Other’

After months of anticipation, we’re just days away from Rihanna taking the stage for the Super Bowl LVII halftime show. Ahead of the big event, Billboard chatted with the show’s executive producer Jesse Collins and President of Jesse Collins Entertainment, Dionne Harmon. “She’s working hard […] It’s going to be a halftime show like none other,” Collins told Billboard at the Golden Globes afterparty […]

Golden Globes Exec Producer Jesse Collins on Host Jerrod Carmichael and How Show Will “Feel Like an Immersive Experience”

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association took another step forward toward a revitalized Golden Globes on Monday by announcing the nominees for the 2023 awards show, set to take place next month. HFPA president Helen Hoehne kicked off the festivities just after 5 a.m. inside the Beverly Hilton by revealing that George Lopez had to bow out of presenter duties after testing positive […]

From the Grammys to the Super Bowl, How Jesse Collins Became Hollywood’s Go-To Producer

Before producer Robert Townsend chose Jesse Collins to write for the WB Network comedy “The Parent ’Hood” in 1997, the opportunities were few and far between for the former radio disc jockey. At that point in Collins’ life, he was filing unemployment forms and pretending to take job interviews at Walmart and Chili’s. But Townsend saw potential […]

Super Bowl Halftime Show Producer Jesse Collins Explains Why Rihanna Wanted to Perform Alone (Exclusive)

Super Bowl producer Jesse Collins shares some behind-the-scenes insights with ET. Rihanna turned the world upside down when she took the stage for her highly anticipated Super Bowl LVII halftime performance on Sunday night and revealed that she and her partner, A$AP Rocky, are expecting baby no. 2. Unsurprisingly, a lot went on behind the scenes to execute the visually stunning performance, which included floating […]

Exclusive: Inside the Surprising Plan to Transform the Oscars

Some of us may feel done with COVID-19, but it’s clear that the disease is not done with us. That’s why plans for this year’s Oscars, set to take place April 25, are “etched in Jello,” according to Steven Soderbergh. The director of 2011’s prophetic pandemic drama Contagion is producing the 2021 telecast with his longtime collaborator Stacey Sher and pandemic-era-awards-show […]

Meet Jesse Collins, TV’s most requested producer

NEW YORK — It wasn’t “You get a car!” but Oprah Winfrey gave TV executive Jesse Collins something equally, if not even more, cool: “You get to produce the Oscars!” Emmy-nominated Collins has had success over the years with the BET Awards, the Grammy Awards and various TV specials, and now he’s bringing his magical […]