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The designer expressed himself in an interview with Último Secundo, telling them:
“Nobody can be like Madonna. She does things that Madonna has already done. Madonna is also very beautiful.
She can be a blonde, a redhead, black-haired. Lady Gaga can’t do it.”
Football isn’t exactly the expected venue for vogue-ing, but all that could change come Super Bowl XLVI.
Madonna is rumored to be the featured performer at the big event at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Feb. 5, according to sources close to the event who spoke to SB Nation. The NFL declined to comment to SB Nation, and Madonna rep Liz Rosenberg tells me that she “can not officially confirm at this time.”
Not wanting to confirm until the ultimate last minute might be a wise move on everyone’s part: Madonna has twice before (Super Bowls XXXIII and XXXV) been reportedly close to performing, only to have her appearance fall through at the last minute.
Richard Page, former lead singer of Mister Mister and a singer/songwriter in his own right, co-wrote the massive hit I’ll Remember with Patrick Leonard and Madonna for the With Honours soundtrack in 1994. Richard has now recorded his own acoustic version of the song for his latest solo DVD/CD release, Solo Acoustic (available to order here).
A live video of Richard covering I’ll Remember in Santa Monica (along with a brief introduction about the song’s creation) has been shared on Richard’s YouTube page:
Flashback to 1987 – Richard Page presents the award for Favorite Female Pop Rock Video to Madonna at the American Music Awards:
Thanks to ChrisNY for bringing the I’ll Remember video to our attention!
Oct 3, 2011 – Madonna will perform during the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on February 5, sources close to the event told SBNation.com on Monday. A spokesperson for the NFL declined to comment.
As you’d expect for an artist with her mass appeal, this isn’t the first time Madonna’s been approached about performing at the Super Bowl. In 1998, it was heavily rumored that Madonna would perform at Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami, only to have the plans fall apart before a deal could be reached. Likewise, Madonna was reportedly to headline the halftime show for Super Bowl XXXV, two years later, but backed out at the last minute.
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None of which is to say that she’s a stranger to the Super Bowl spotlight. As recently as 2008, Madonna’s music was used in a commercial for SunSilk hair products, for which the singer was paid $10 million, according to Rolling Stone. So where does Madonna fit in the lineage of Super Bowl halftime performers?
Let’s take a look at the past 10 years.
* 2002 – U2
* 2003 – Shania Twain, No Doubt, Sting
* 2004 – Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake
* 2005 – Paul McCartney
* 2006 – The Rolling Stones
* 2007 – Prince
* 2008 – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
* 2009 – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
* 2010 – The Who
* 2011 – The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, and Slash
Now we can add Madonna to that list. For the moment, the biggest question is how much freedom she gets from the NFL. Madonna of the ’80s and ’90s would’ve been a pretty interesting experiment at the Super Bowl, as no female artist this side of Janet Jackson would’ve been more likely to push the envelope as far as costumes, themes, and stageplay is concerned.
After the debacle with Janet Jackson in 2004, old school Madonna would’ve been far too risky for the NFL. But today’s Madonna is a mom more famous for charity than lack of chastity, and a natural fit for the NFL’s biggest stage, especially considering the direction the NFL’s taken in the years since 2004′s controversy.
She may not match Prince, but she’s better than Paul McCartney, and certainly an upgrade over 2011′s apocalyptic amalgam of the Black Eyed Peas, a half-dead Slash, and Usher. So, if we can accept that the NFL’s not going to give us any relevant new music (like, say, Jay-Z and Kanye West), then fans could certainly do worse than Madonna, right?
The Super Bowl and its halftime show will be televised live on NBC on February 5th, 2012. Stay tuned for further comments from Madonna and/or the NFL as the news emerges.
Most people don’t remember their first birthday party. But for Material Girl designer Lourdes Leon the occasion — her brand’s first birthday — was unforgettable.
“It feels so great,” she told PEOPLE recently during the bash at Macy’s in New York. “I never thought it would get this big and it makes me really proud, and my mom is really proud, too.”
Mom Madonna has said she lets Leon do “most of the work,” but the brand’s face, Kelly Osbourne, says the superstar singer contributes, too. “[Leon] and Madonna do everything and that really reflects in the styles you see coming down the catwalk … it makes me really proud as well, because the line just keeps getting better and better,” she told PEOPLE.
The collaboration between the Osbournes and Madonna’s family is stylishly in sync; in fact, the material girls said they find inspiration in each other. “Definitely Kelly, and my mom definitely inspires me,” Lourdes said when asked about her style icons. “She’s just crazy when it comes to her fashion sense.” Osbourne echoes that sentiment. “I actually learned a lot from my mother and growing up watching Madonna.”
And these days, Madonna doesn’t just influence her daughter — she shares her clothes. Or tries to. “My mom doesn’t fit into my shoes, so sucks for her,” Leon joked. “She’s like, ‘Oh damn, this doesn’t fit on my feet.’ I’m like, ‘Oh really? That’s too bad!’”
But she is happy to take advice from her mother, especially when it comes to personal style. “We sort of balance each other out. I feel like I could work on it, and she does the same for me,” Leon said. “We both give each other fashion tips.”