People: Beyonce, Joe Flacco, Sue Paterno, Oprah Winfrey

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Don't blame Beyonce for blowing the lights out at the Super Bowl, The Associated Press reports.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday that Beyonce's halftime show was "absolutely not" the cause of the power outage that darkened the Superdome for half an hour during Sunday's broadcast.

Maybe chalk it up to overexcitement?

After all, Joe Flacco did just win the Super Bowl and was named the game's MVP.

While celebrating his team's victory out on the field on Sunday night, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback expressed his enthusiasm by yelling "f--king awesome" to lineman Marshal Yanda, E! News reports.

Microphones picked up the expletive, which then made its way to viewers at home.

And, yes, it was uncensored.

When E! News inquired, CBS Sports had no comment.

There's been no word yet from Flacco himself about the incident, but the QB will no doubt be grilled about it on Monday night, as he is scheduled to be a guest on "The Late Show With David Letterman."

Meanwhile, the Parents Television Council is being very vocal about the situation.

The group is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to take action against CBS for airing Flacco's F-bomb.

"Despite empty assurance after empty assurance from the broadcast networks that they would never air indecent material, especially during the Super Bowl, it has happened again," said PTC president Tim Winter in a statement. "No one should be surprised that a jubilant quarterback might use profane language while celebrating a career-defining win, but that is precisely the reason why CBS should have taken precautions."

Super Bowl XLVII featuring the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 win over the San Francisco 49ers was watched by a Nielsen estimated average of 108.41 million viewers, making it the third-most-watched program in television history (Super Bowl XLVI -- 111.3 million; Super Bowl XLV -- 111.0 million), the CBS Television Network reports.

For the first time since the shocking sex abuse scandal rocked Penn State's football program, Sue Paterno sits down with Katie Couric for an interview on the nationally syndicated daytime talk show "Katie" on Monday, the talk show reports. Couric visited the widow of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno at her home, and will host Mrs. Paterno in-studio for her first conversation since the scandal broke. Joe Paterno passed away two months after the scandal was exposed, leaving behind many unanswered questions about what he knew and did not know.

Unfortunately for Oprah Winfrey, this is not a feel-good story.

The erstwhile talk show queen's OWN network is on the receiving end of a sex and pregnancy discrimination suit launched by a former executive.

Per the complaint filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, a copy of which was obtained by E! News, Carolyn Hommel states that she was hired in July 2010 to be OWN's senior director of scheduling and acquisitions. After receiving positive performance feedback and being told she was on track to be a vice president, she became pregnant in 2011 and had to go on medical leave due to a pregnancy-related condition.

According to court documents, Hommel's boss, Michael Garner, told her that he was subsequently bringing in a temporary employee "to help out in the department" while Hommel was recuperating.

However, Hommel believes that many of her duties and responsibilities were stripped from her and given to the temp directly due to her pregnancy. The suit alleges that not only was she excluded from various meetings when she came back to work, but that other colleagues refused to share information and emails with her about the status of projects.

Hommel gave birth to a baby girl on Feb. 28, 2012, only to find that the following month while on maternity leave, she was allegedly informed by her higher-ups that she was being laid off due to "restructuring."

The job of vice president of scheduling eventually went to the same temp who filled in for her.

Hommel is seeking unspecified damages for sex discrimination, disability discrimination, retaliation and willful failure to pay wages upon discharge or termination among other allegations.

A rep for OWN has yet to comment.



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