Bet your weekend wasn’t nearly this exciting: After weeks of rumors, the NFL and NBC confirmed that Madonna will be the headliner halftime act at Super Bowl XLVI on February 5.
Joining the Material Gridironer in Indianapolis for the big event will be Cirque du Soleil and Jamie King. No word yet on the playlist – or whether she’ll be donning that pointy gold cone bra for nostalgia’s sake.
The timing, naturally, coincides with Madonna’s newest project: directing her latest film, W.E. The film explores the relationship between King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson, the American for whom he abdicated the throne. (Her Madgesty knows a little something about scandalous relationships herself.)
Check out some photos from last night’s New York premiere, held at the Museum of Modern Art:
Where’s the material, girl? 1 of 4Chloe Sevigny arrived at the film premiere in a short-short dress.
Her Madgesty waves 2 of 4Madonna has a lot to smile about. In addition to her Super Bowl appearance and film, she's also releasing an album next year.
Initial excitement 3 of 4In honor of the occasion, Madonna wore rings with the initials "W" and "E."
Writing history 4 of 4Madonna co-wrote her film, which stars Abbe Cornish, James D'Arcy as King Edward VIII and Andrea Riseborough as Wallis Simpson.
[Photos: Pacific Coast News]