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Super Bowl 53 Heres Everything You Need to Know About This Weekend’s NFL Championship Games

Super Bowl 53 Heres Everything You Need to Know About This Weekend’s NFL Championship Games

After the excitement of the regular season, four NFL teams are now just one win away from a trip to Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 3.

In the first of two back-to-back games this Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams will face the New Orleans Saints for the NFC Championship, while the New England Patriots visit Kansas City to take on the Chiefs for the AFC title.

Tom Brady, 41, will face 23-year-old Patrick Mahomes, arguably the hottest quarterback in the league this season, while the Saints’ Drew Brees, 40, will hope to outscore 24-year-old Jared Goff of the Rams, who has flourished under the stewardship of Sean McVay, 32, the youngest head coach in the NFL.

It’s the old school versus the new school, and legacies are all on the line. So before these four teams take the field, here is everything you need to know about this weekend’s title games.

NFC Championship: Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints

When: 3:05 p.m. EST on FOX

Los Angeles Rams (13-3)

Last Saturday, the Rams held off the Dallas Cowboys in Los Angeles to move on to the NFC championship game against New Orleans at the Superdome. The highly anticipated game will be a rematch of their Week 9 showdown, which saw the then-undefeated Rams fall 35-45 for their first loss of the year.

While the Saints finished ahead in the conference, the Rams are coming off their most successful season since moving back to the West Coast from St. Louis in 2016, and their best overall season since 2001, when they lost the Super Bowl to the Patriots (and a then up-and-coming Brady).

One of the primary reasons for the Rams’ success? That would be second-year head coach McVay who took over the team in 2017. McVay has brought the most out of running back Todd Gurley and Goff, who many analysts labeled a “bust” during his rookie season under former coach Jeff Fisher.

The Rams brought in running back CJ Anderson in December, and he has proven to be an invaluable complement to Gurley. His performance may be the deciding factor whether they move on to the Super Bowl (and earn more fans in the City of Angels).

New Orleans Saints (13-3)

The Saints finished at the top of the NFC, and trounced the defending Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, in the

Read more: https://people.com/sports/super-bowl-53-what-to-know-nfl-championship-games/

Katharine McPhee Tries on Wedding Dresses with Help from Future Stepdaughter Such a Happy Day

Katharine McPhee Tries on Wedding Dresses with Help from Future Stepdaughter Such a Happy Day

Katharine McPhee is a beautiful bride-to-be!

McPhee, 34, is getting ready to marry her fiancé, musician David Foster — but first, she has to choose the perfect dress.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, McPhee shared a photo of herself trying on wedding dresses. The actress and singer posed in a long veil and a floor-length backless dress that she revealed will not be her final pick.

“Wedding dress fittings today with @jordiefos! It was such a happy day. (It’s not the dress, but just wanted to share) ❤,” McPhee captioned the photo. Jordan Foster is the stylist daughter of McPhee’s fiancé.

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Wedding dress fittings today with @jordiefos! It was such a happy day. (It’s not the dress, but just wanted to share) ❤

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McPhee and Foster, 69, got engaged in July. After dodging relationship rumors for months, they confirmed that Foster had proposed with a sparkling emerald-cut diamond ring while they vacationed in Anacapri, Italy. The pair has not yet revealed their wedding date.

RELATED: Katharine McPhee Jokes She’s Going to Ship David Foster’s Daughters ‘Off to Switzerland’

The couple has been friends for years — first meeting on the set of American Idol when McPhee was a contestant in 2006.

“We genuinely love and respect each other and have for a very long time,” McPhee told PEOPLE in September 2018.

RELATED VIDEO: Katharine McPhee and David Foster Open Up About Their Love: ‘It Doesn’t Make Sense to A Lot of People But It Does to Us’

“He has things to learn from me and I have a lot of things to learn from him,” McPhee added to PEPOLE, “so I think we have a nice yin and yang.”

This will be the second marriage for McPhee, who was previously wed to Nick Cokas, and the fifth for Foster, who was most recently married to

Read more: https://people.com/style/katharine-mcphee-tries-on-wedding-dresses/

Bachelor Colton Underwood Calls Aly Raisman His First Love Admits 2017 Split Was Really Tough

Bachelor Colton Underwood Calls Aly Raisman His First Love Admits 2017 Split Was Really Tough

Before Colton Underwood was wooing ladies as the Bachelor, the athlete was one half of another high-profile romance.

In late 2016, Underwood dated gymnast and Olympic medalist Aly Raisman, before eventually splitting in June of the next year.

During Tuesday’s episode of the LadyGang podcast, the 26-year-old reality TV star opened up about his past relationship with Raisman, 24, to hosts Keltie Knight, Jac Vanek and Becca Tobin, referring to her as his “first love.”

“I wouldn’t say it was on the show,” Underwood said about his first heartbreak. “I would say it was my first love.”

“While it was confusing and hard in the beginning, it also taught me a lot about myself — what I need, what I want, what I can do better in a relationship,” Underwood reflected. “It was a big step for me. It was really tough.”

Underwood also opened up about the worst part about filming his season of The Bachelor.

“The hardest part is all the virginity talk when I know my grandma’s watching,” he told the podcast hosts.

RELATED: Bachelor Colton Underwood Goes to the ‘Fantasy Closet’ with Demi: ‘Does She Not Have Parents?’

Raisman and Underwood’s relationship began when she agreed to go on a double date with the former Raiders tight end in August 2016 after his former teammate Andrew East, who is married to fellow Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, introduced them.

After five months, Underwood and the gold medal-winning athlete made their relationship public in December 2016 when they made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony in New York.

“He’s just a very thoughtful person,” Raisman previously told PEOPLE of Underwood.

RELATED: Aly Raisman Reveals She’s Been Secretly Dating Colton Underwood Since the VMAs

In June 2017, Underwood told The Lincoln Journal Star that he and Raisman had split.

“We’re taking a break right now. We’re still good friends and talk, but all that travel had been a nightmare,” he said of their busy work schedules.

“It ended fine. We’re in a good place,” Underwood explained to the outlet, adding that the attention they garnered from the Internet “put a lot of pressure o

Read more: https://people.com/tv/colton-underwood-aly-raisman-first-love-split-really-tough/

Jimmy Fallon Takes the Hamilton Stage with Lin-Manuel Miranda in Puerto Rico

Jimmy Fallon Takes the Hamilton Stage with Lin-Manuel Miranda in Puerto Rico

Jimmy Fallon and Lin-Manuel Miranda just united in song for a very special cause.

Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon opened up with a rare filmed performance from Hamilton — with Fallon joining Miranda onstage in Puerto Rico, where the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is currently playing a limited three-week engagement.

Miranda, 39, is back in the show he also wrote and created, playing the title character again alongside a sea of talent including actors Brandon Armstrong, Rubén J. Carbajal and Simon Longnight. All three participated in Tuesday’s Tonight Show kickoff, singing (fittingly) “The Story of Tonight.”

Of course, Fallon couldn’t help but make some adjustments, changing Miranda’s lyrics to let the audience know that his NBC late night show was broadcasting live from Puerto Rico, too.

By the end, all were joined by the rest of the Hamilton cast as they danced to The Tonight Show‘s theme (composed by The Roots — who have their own ties to Hamilton, having executive produced the show’s Grammy-winning original cast recording and the beloved Hamilton Mixtape, among other collabs with Miranda).

RELATED: Puerto Rico Gives Lin-Manuel Miranda a Hero’s Welcome at Hamilton Opening Weekend: ‘I Felt It’

Fallon took The Tonight Show to the Caribbean island (and United States territory) to spotlight the work Miranda has been doing there to help raise money and awareness for those still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

“You have no idea how much it means to people that you’re here,” Miranda told Fallon. “The fact that you are here … you mean so much to people here and it really means the world that you came down and shown a spotlight on the island.”

“There are friends who say ‘good luck,’ and there are friends who say, ‘Hold on. I’m coming with you,’ ” Miranda had previously tweeted at Fallon.

More than 3,000 deaths and about $90 billion in damages have plagued Puerto Rico since the storm hit in September 2017. Miranda, whose father is from Puerto Rico, grew up visiting the locale every summer.

RELATED: Hamilton in Puerto Rico: Lin-Manuel Miranda Gets Emotional as He Brings His Dad Onstage

RELATED VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Discusses th

Read more: https://people.com/tv/jimmy-fallon-lin-manuel-miranda-hamilton-puerto-rico/

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