This Year's Super Bowl to Be Rocked By...
The Material Girl herself
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2011 5:56 AM CST
In this Aug. 24, 2009 file photo, singer Madonna performs during her concert in Belgrade, Serbia.   (AP Photo/Srdjan Ilic, File)

(Newser) – After weeks of rumors, the NFL and NBC confirmed last night that Madonna will perform at this season's Super Bowl halftime show. And the Feb. 5 performance is sure to be a spectacle, because the AP reports she's collaborating with Cirque du Soleil on her act. New York points out that the timing is right for the Material Girl—her movie WE opens in the US two days prior to the game, and she's working on a new album. The gig should provide good publicity for both—unless, of course, she bombs like last year's act did.