Super Bowl XLVI will have a different type of giant from New York as the halftime act. Madonna will take the stage at the upcoming football bonanza, played between the Giants and the New England Patriots, following in the footsteps of such performers as the Black Eyed Peas, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty. "I have 12 minutes and 40 seconds to do something extravagant and exciting in the middle of something that's quite sacred to all of America," she said. "No one's asked me to tone down my moves. They were curious about my costumes and the costumes of the dancers.... They were very clear with us up front that they don't want nipples or anything like that, and I didn't have any intention of doing that, so I was like, 'OK, we're cool.' I'm more nervous about this than most things I've done, simply because ... it's not how I'm used to working. I'm a perfectionist. I like everything to be done just so, and I like to run things and run things and run things until people can do it with their eyes closed." Read Times music critic Randall Roberts' take on her performance here.
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