MADONNA SUPERBOWL PRESS RELEASE

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NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — MADONNA, a multi Grammy Award-winning Universal Records recording artist, will perform in the BRIDGESTONE SUPER BOWL XLVI HALFTIME SHOW on NBC at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sunday, February 5, the NFL and NBC announced during tonight’s Sunday Night Football game between the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions. Madonna’s performance will be imagined by CIRQUE DU SOLEIL and JAMIE KING.
The Bridgestone Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 162 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year’s show. The Super Bowl and halftime show will be broadcast worldwide.
Madonna joins an esteemed list of recent halftime acts that includes The Black Eyed Peas, The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and U2.
A world class entertainer, singer, songwriter, producer, director and video visionary, Madonna has sold more than 300 million records in the course of her three decade career as The Material Girl. She is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Her last tour was the most successful tour by a solo artist in history. Madonna is currently in the recording studio working on a new album scheduled to be released next year. Her new film W.E. which she directed, wrote and produced is opening in a limited one week release December 9 in Los Angeles and will open nationally on February 3, two days prior to Super Bowl XLVI.
Madonna has partnered with a creative team from Cirque du Soleil, Jamie King, and multimedia artists from Moment Factory, to create a signature performance for the BRIDGESTONE SUPER BOWL XLVI HALFTIME SHOW.
This year marks the fifth time Bridgestone Americas has sponsored the Super Bowl halftime show. The tire company’s new brand campaign, fittingly titled “Time to Perform,” will debut during the game.
The BRIDGESTONE SUPER BOWL XLVI HALFTIME SHOW is an NFL NETWORK PRODUCTION and will be executive produced by RICKY KIRSHNER and directed by HAMISH HAMILTON.

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Superbowl Indianapolis

VOGUE ABOUT THE W.E SCREENING IN NEW YORK

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Patti Smith gave Madonna’s film W.E. (Wallis and Edward) a standing ovation at the Cinema Society and Piaget’s screening for 450 guests at the Museum of Modern Art last night. Director/cowriter Madonna was gracious in her opening remarks: “Harvey Weinstein and I have been working together since Truth or Dare. I think it says we are going toward embracing the idea of unconditional love.” The fashion world—represented by Francisco Costa, Olivier Theyskens, Rachel Roy, Valentino Garavani, and Giancarlo Giammetti (who were seated in the row in front of Madonna)—came out to see what I felt was a beautiful achievement of two love stories intertwined. Weinstein, whose studio is releasing the film on February 5 (the week of the Super Bowl, where Madonna is scheduled to perform at halftime) was equally generous in his praise of what he called “a Renaissance woman.”

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W.E Vogue

W.E SCREENING REPORT BY NEW YORK OBSERVER

On Sunday night, The Cinema Society and Piaget had the pleasure of welcoming Madonna, for the New York screening of her new film “W.E.” The film is, to quote producer, Harvey Weinstein, the “renaissance woman’s” directorial debut, and follows dual love stories: a contemporary affair and the storied romance of Wallis Simpson and Prince Edward.

Though Madonna’s appearance was kept tightly under wraps, The Observer‘s arrival, at the Museum of Modern Art, was met with dozens of photographers and fans alike, all holding snappers at the ready. Apparently we weren’t the only ones in the know.

The press went duly mad for the Queen of Pop’s arrival, a fact emphasized by Parker Posey whose time on the red carpet was cut short by the appearance of the director herself. Ms. Posey bounced down the line of reporters, shouting “Madonna is here! Madonna is here!”

As she posed for photos, we spoke with British actress Andrea Riseborough, who plays Ms. Simpson in the film. Ms. Riseborough adhered to the processes involved in physically assuming the unique figure of the Duchess of Windsor. ”I trained very hard. I’m half the size of myself now,” she said.

THAT WOMAN: The Life Of Wallis Simpson, Duchess Of Windsor by Anne Sebba, questions the sexuality of Ms. Simpson. So did Ms. Riseborough feel the protruding pressure of androgyny in her role? “No. She wasn’t an hermaphrodite. She was just the perfect person to project that on to.”

When we asked Madonna the same question, however, she found it difficult to answer.

“I dont know. I dont think so. No. No, I think that’s an assumption that one shouldn’t make.” She offered, while being eased away by her publicist. Resisting, Madge returned to make it clear exactly what she thought.

“There is no empirical evidence stating such,” she said matter-of-factly.

While the question over Wallis Simpson remains up in the air, we do have empirical evidence, in the form of photographs, of the high-styled Donna Karen, Anderson Cooper and Kim Cattrall. All of whom graced Madonna with their presence last night.

In the pre-screening introduction she alluded to her disappointment at not being offered a glass of champagne. “So I’m not drunk.” Pausing as the lights dimmed. “I hope I enjoy the film. So did we.

W.E SCORE

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Official Madonna’s W.E score tracklist is available to listen

01 Six Hours
02 Duchess Of Windsor
03 Umbrellas
04 Drive to Belvedere
05 Revolving Door
06 Impotency
07 Security Office 1
08 Charm/Cartier Montage
09 Diner
10 I Will Follow You – Part 1
11 I Will Follow You – Part 2
12 Security Office/Kilt
13 Evgeni Date 4M01
14 Evgeni Date 4M04
15 Auction 1
16 Auction 2
17 Fight
18 Abdication
19 Evgeni Runs
20 Apartment
21 Brooklyn Faces
22 Typewriter
23 Satin Birds – pt 1
24 Satin Birds – pt 2
25 Letters
25 Paris Walk
26 Park

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W.E Tracklist