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Report: Madonna to Perform Halftime Show at Super Bowl XLVI

Continuing a trend of booking older, established musical stars, the NFL has reportedly chosen Madonna to perform the halftime show at the next Super Bowl -- XLVI for those keeping count. reports that sources "close to the event" confirmed Madonna will perform at the game in Indianapolis on February 5, but the NFL "declined to comment."

Since the Janet Jackson infamous "wardrobe malfunction" in 2004, the league has chosen safe performers who are not likely to expose their breasts. They included Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and The Who.

After skewing a bit younger last year with The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, and Slash in performances roundly criticized, the NFL is apparently going back to the over-50 singer with Madonna.

This is not the first time Madonna has been linked to the big game. She was supposed to perform at Super Bowls in 1998 and 2000 but the deals fell through.

At 53 years old, Madonna is likely to keep things buttoned-up, but back in the 1980s, who knows what might have happened?


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