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Report: Madonna Will Headline 2012 Super Bowl Halftime Show

October 4, 2011 (3:02 am) GMT
The 'W.E.' director is rumored to serve as a headlining act at the Super Bowl XLVI which will take place on February 5, 2012.
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reportedly has been offered a headlining slot at next year's Super Bowl XLVI halftime show. According to SBNation, the Material Girl is going to entertain the NFL fans at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on February 5 for next season's championship.

Coincidentally, Madge is currently rumored to work on a new album. She is said to have hit studio soon after finishing her directorial duty in "". Words are, a new single is eyed for winter release, and the album is expected to come out in Spring, 2012.

If the rumors are true, the timing couldn't be more perfect. Performing at a huge event like Super Bowl, which is one of the U.S.'s most-watched sport events on TV, will be a good platform for the "Hard Candy" singer to kick off promotional effort for her new music.

This is not the first time Madge's approached to do the halftime show. Back in 1998, the ex-wife of movie director Guy Ritchie was in talks to perform at the gig just in time for the promo of her then-new album "", but the deal met a dead-end.

Two years later, the songstress who tackles the role of Evi Peron in 1996's "Evita" was set to sing her single "American Pie" at the show, but she canceled it due to scheduling conflicts. Back then, she expressed "sincere apologies" and "look forward to the possibility of doing something with the NFL in the future."

Past performers at the Super Bowl included , , , , , , , and .

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