The debate continues this morning over Madonna’s Super Bowl halftime performance: Was it, as EW’s Ken Tucker says, joyous, unironic, and openhearted, or, as The Vampire Diaries‘ star Paul Wesley succinctly put it on Twitter, “one of the most unintentionally amusing things” you’ve seen in a long while? Either way, it’s a performance you’ll remember (and not just for M.I.A.’s middle finger). Let’s find out where Madonna ranks among the halftime headliners in recent memory: READ FULL STORY
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Madge killed it in her halftime show, even earning love from the hard-to-please and often overly critical social media madding crowd. She looked amazing and belted out classics “Vogue” and “Like a Prayer” alongside her new song “Give Me All Your Luvin'” and 2000’s “Music.” Okay, so she tripped on the bleachers (who wouldn’t in those sky-high boots?), and maybe M.I.A. gave her the finger mid-song (did she or didn’t she?) — and there is a dispute over whether she was lip syncing (was she or wasn’t she?). But Madonna certainly proved her prowess as a professional and a performer, with a clean, solid show featuring old favorites and a new song that has her classic, catchy persona written all over it.
There are hundreds of results when you search Twitter for Madonna right now. Some are questioning the performance’s legitimacy, but most are praising Madonna for her incredible show and commenting on a certain finger lifting. So here are some of the best tweets from around the web, including thoughts from celebs like Eva Longoria, Steve Martin, and Denise Richards on the Material Girl’s show. Read theirs and share your thoughts below or tweet us @EW! READ FULL STORY
Even if the groundhog sees his shadow on Thursday and winter sticks around, awards season is still heating up. Tonight’s Screen Actors Guild awards will honor the industry’s best — and feature some of Hollywood’s hottest names. Later this week, Super Bowl madness begins, starting with Lenny Kravitz at the NFL Honors on Saturday and running straight through to a halftime show starring Madonna and LMFAO that’s sure to blow Indianapolis away. We’ve got all the info on the week for your pop culture needs. xoxo, EW.
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With the lead actor’s race in hot contention, the annual Screen Actors Guild awards are a clash of the (heartthrob) titans this year, as George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio are all up for the prize. Check back to EW.com for the winners and on-the-scene updates later tonight! READ FULL STORY
Get into the (football) groove: Madonna has officially been announced as the featured performer for the Super Bowl XLVI half-time show on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis. While it’s still a little too soon to place our bets on which teams will play in the big game (where’s Lisa Simpson when you need her?), that doesn’t mean we can’t start to guess, or at the very least make our wish list, for what the Material Girl will sing during the half-time show. (Early prediction: She probably won’t play “Material Girl.”)
While last year’s half-time act/pod people of the future the Black Eyed Peas, along with Usher and Slash, played eight tunes, the standard playlist by previous performers like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Paul McCartney, and U2 has featured three to five of their greatest hits. (Then again, Prince rocked no less than seven during his Super Bowl XLI appearance.)
So what’s the ideal Madonna playlist? READ FULL STORY
Halloween is just five days away, PopWatchers, so it’s really time to settle on that costume. Will you go current and dress up as Driver from Drive (Why, oh why, isn’t that jacket available yet?!) or will you go classic and opt for vintage 80’s Madonna? If you chose the latter — and happened to have $72,000 — you’re in luck! You’ll be sporting Madge’s classic black bustier (tassels and all!) that she wore during her Who’s That Girl world tour in 1987.
According to UK’s The Daily Mail, the trend-setting corset (when was the last time you saw a female pop star wearing pants?) was auctioned off for a whopping $72,000, far surpassing its pre-sale estimate of $6,000-$8,000. (Fishnets, presumably, not included.) READ FULL STORY
While Madonna’s rep all but shot down any floral enthusiast’s hopes that Madge would apologize for her hydrangea hate last week (“She’s entitled to like any flower she wants and she didn’t want to hurt the feeling of the hydrangeas of the world”), the singer/actress/writer/director/producer took matters into her own hands and made a video, a silent short film to be precise, about the whole thing.
In the clip, Madonna caresses an arrangements of her once former foe and apologizes, “You have no idea how many nights I have lost thinking how I hurt you. Words cannot express how sorry I am. To think I may have caused you pain.” READ FULL STORY
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