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Madonna tapped to play the next Super Bowl halftime show?

October 3, 2011 |  4:43 pm

Will Madonna play the Superbowl halftime show?

Will Madonna take the field at halftime during the Super Bowl come February?

Madge is reportedly in talks to headline the 2012 halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, which would mark her debut on the massively watched pro football telecast -- that according to a sports blog citing a source "close to the event."

The singer and director's rep told the Ministry on Monday that there is "nothing to confirm at this time"; an NFL official similarly had no comment to SBNation.com regarding its report.

Recent halftime performers have included the Black Eyed Peas, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty. Madonna would in theory have a blank canvas to showcase her catalog of work, from the "Like a Virgin" days to her most recent, electric-hop record, "Hard Candy."

The football folks allegedly approached the material mom in 1998 to get down at that year's big game in Miami, but the gig didn't work out. Also, should she sign, she would have some stiff competition: puppies.

Would you like to see Madonna come through in 2012? Tell us in comments. 

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Photo: Madonna signs autographs at the premiere of her film "W.E." at the 36th Toronto International Film Festival. Credit: Fred Thornhill / Reuters

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