Madonna to perform at 2012 Super Bowl

Madonna will headline the 2012 Super Bowl halftime show, the National Football League said, in a performance co-created by the Cirque Du Soleil.
The Grammy-winning pop star, who in the past has garnered attention and stoked controversy with provocative performances, joins a roster of A-list stars who have appeared at the high-profile Super Bowl.
The annual ritual, which will take place on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis, has come to be defined as much by its halftime shows and the innovative television commercials that run during the program, as by the football game itself.
More than 162 million TV viewers watched last year's halftime show, making it the most watched musical event of the year, according to the NFL which announced Madonna's appearance on Sunday.