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Madonna to Perform at Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show

by Catherine Lawson, posted Dec 5th 2011 6:15AM
MadonnaNBC and the NFL announced last night that Madonna will perform at the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show.

In a statement, Madonna said she's partnered with a creative team from Cirque du Soleil, choreographer Jamie King and multimedia artists from Moment Factory, "to create a signature performance for the Super Bowl's Halftime Show, which will be broadcast worldwide."

Super Bowl XLVI will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday February 5. The live halftime show is the most-watched television musical event of the year: More than 162 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year's show featuring The Black Eyed Peas performing with Slash and Usher.

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The Best and Worst of Super Bowl Halftime Shows

by Nick Zaino, posted Feb 5th 2011 11:00AM
The WhoAlready sick of hearing The Black Eyed Peas' 'I've Got A Feeling?' You're going to hear it a lot more over the next few days, at least until the band has finished their halftime show at this year's Super Bowl.

But if you have Peas fatigue already, count yourself lucky. Up With People used to be a regular halftime feature.

The halftime show used to be the domain of marching bands, with the occasional celebrity guest appearance and, yes, for a while, the saccharine UWP singers. It turned into a bit of a floor show in the '80s and '90s, with salutes to Hollywood and New Orleans and multiple pop bands. The format changed in 2002, with U2 and their tribute to 9/11 victims. Since then, there has been just one act playing music at halftime.

Here are some of the best and worst Super Bowl halftime performances, mostly from the more recent format.

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