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Madonna Mad At M.I.A. ‘Finger’

Madonna, center, performs with Nicki Minaj, left, and M.I.A. during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants in Indianapolis. Madonna says she's not happy that M.I.A. made an obscene gesture during the Super Bowl halftime show. Madonna said on Ryan Seacrest's radio show today that the gesture was pointless and “seemed out of place.” The British hip-hop artist, invited by Madonna to participate in Sunday's halftime show in front of 114 million people, extended her middle finger to the camera. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, file)

Question: I saw Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction in real time. But I missed the M.I.A. bird. Anyone see it in real time. Which do you remember more — Madonna's performance of M.I.A.'s finger?

High Noon: Madonna At Halftime

Madonna performs during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots Sunday in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Madonna's half-time performance at the Super Bowl was, by all accounts, a success. But it still generated a controversial moment — an extended middle finger from British singer M.I.A. The NFL and NBC wasted little time in apologizing. “The obscene gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing and we apologize to our fans,” said Brian McCarthy, spokesman for the NFL, which produced Madonna's halftime show/Fox News Latino. More here.

Question: What do you think of Madonna's halftime performance at the Super Bowl?

Who Does Madonna Have To Top?

This Sunday, in the midst of the war of attrition that will be Super Bowl XLVI, Madonna will roll her ridiculously ornate stage onto the field at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and attempt to blow some minds for eight or nine minutes. Madonna can certainly do it; she has the requisite deep catalog of hits, a theatrical approach to performing, and enough bold-faced numbers in her iPhone to unleash some surprises. “Give Me All Your Luvin’” probably won’t get the job done on its own, though luckily she has “Vogue,” “Holiday,” “Ray of Light,” and “Like a Prayer” in her pocket. So who will she have to eclipse to get mentioned in the greatest Super Bowl halftime performances of all time?/Kyle Anderson, Entertainment Weekly. More here. (AP photo: Madonna speaks during a news conference for NFL football's Super Bowl XLVI's halftime show Thursday)

Question: Which halftime Super Bowl show was the best ever?

Noon: Madonna Gets Super Bowl Gig

At last we know exactly how long the National Football League was required to act as if it was really, really sorry about that brief flash of Janet Jackson’s chest during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. Eight years. With the announcement that the 2012 Super Bowl halftime act will be Madonna, the penance is officially over. It’s not that Madonna is likely to go flashing any of her girl parts on national television. Madonna understands the calculus of every situation she enters, so let’s bet that she knows this is an all-ages show. “Malfunctions” do not follow Madonna around/New York Daily News. More here. (AP file photo)

Question: Is the “Material Girl” a good pick for Super Bowl halftime show? Is she a safe pick?

Madonna Dislikes Hydrangeas

Sorry, hydrangeas: Madonna’s just not that crazy for you. Just days after a video of the multi-hyphenate dismissing a bouquet of hydrangeas from a fan went viral, a rep has released a statement regarding the floral spurn, which occurred at the Venice Film Festival. (Madonna was at the fete premiering her film W.E.) Said the rep in a statement to CNN: “She’s entitled to like any flower she wants and she didn’t want to hurt the feeling of the hydrangeas of the world … No disrespect to the hydrangeas lovers of the world but she prefers different types of flowers”/Kate Ward, PopWatch. More here.

Question: Do you grow hydrangeas?

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