This weekend, the grand dame of American pop music, Madonna, will grace the halftime stage at Super Bowl XLVI. This is a major improvement from last year's more-inhuman-than-human Black Eyed Peas performance, which tested the resolve of our country, and even the world. But we all survived. Who won the game, anyway?
Madonna comes into this performance with a new single, the Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.-assisted "Gimme All Your Luvin," a song they collaborated on for Madge's upcoming MDNA album, set for release on March 26. Nothing could go wrong with those two, right? A foul-mouthed Barbie and a politically charged female rapper on live worldwide television? Everything should be cool.
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Over the course of her now nearly four decades -- whoa -- in the spotlight, Madonna has graced the covers of dozens or probably hundreds of magazines, from fan rags to high fashion periodicals that weigh six pounds. Looking at the covers, you can trace almost every phase of her career.