I am willing to be most NFL fans do not have “Like a Virgin” or “Material Girl on their iPods, but they will be hearing those songs at this year’s Super Bowl.
SB Nation is reporting Madonna has reached a deal with the NFL to play at this year’s Super Bowl half time show. Although Mage’s rep says there’s “nothing to confirm at this point,” the Super Bowl would coincide with the singer’s Spring 2012 album release.
Madonna has built her career on controversy, causing many NFL insiders to be suprised by the move. The FCC came down hard on the league after Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction in 2004. CBS was slapped with a record breaking $550,000 fine, and the NFL banned MTV from ever producing a Super Bowl half time show again.
While Madonna isn’t the easily identifiable sports fans such as past acts like Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, the 53-year old singer did have a well publicized romance with New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez!
Cameron Diaz was on David Letterman to promote her new movie Bad Teacher. The normally relationship shy Diaz talked openly about her relationship with NY Yankee Alex Rodriguez (so much for breakup rumors) and even joked about the famous Popcorn-Gate at the Super Bowl!
It looks like the producers of Live! With Regis and Kelly are looking to expand their audience. Co-host Regis Philbin announced his retirement after this season, and Fox NFL analyst Michael Strahan has emerged as a possible replacement for the 80-year old veteran.
According to Pro Football Talk, “Philbin has been Strahan’s close friend, Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado of Coastal Advisors, posted a message on Twitter over the weekend claiming that Strahan is a candidate. If Strahan truly is a candidate, Salgado would know.”
The Super Bowl winner goes up against other candidates, Anderson Cooper, Josh Duhamel and Nick Lachey, who are rumored to replace Philbin who has been hosting the show since 1982. If Regis has anything to say about his replacement, he will be a Notre Dame fan.
World Vision, a charity company that donates clothes to places in need, has received more than $2 million in Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Champions gear. The clothes will go to Zambia, Nicaragua, Romania, Haiti and Armenia and include t-shirts, hats, towels and sweatshirts. The NFL, Dicks Sporting Goods and Sports Authority have all donated clothing. The countries were selected to decrease chances of the losing gear appearing on eBay. Talk about last season’s clothes…