Can you guess the only thing Madonna hates more than hydrangeas? For the last time, nothing! That being said, it seems like M.I.A.’s Super Bowl middle finger stunt has also gotten stuck in Madge’s craw something fierce. “I wasn’t happy about it. I understand it’s punk rock and everything, but to me there was such a feeling of love and good energy, and positivity it seemed negative,” the singer complained to Ryan Seacrest‘s KIIS-FM show this morning. “It’s one of the those things, it’s such a teenager, irrelevant thing to do…there was such a feeling of love and unity there what was the point? It was just out of place.” Yeah, have some since of decorum, M.I.A.! You’re embarrassing LMFAO, the greased-up golden gladiators and the guy who bounces on a slackline junk-first!
Madonna echoed a similar sentiment on Carson Daly‘s radio show this morning, even getting into M.I.A.‘s personal apology. “I like her and you know I believe in people having individuality and I like her punk rock attitude,” Madonna said of the “Bad Girls” singer. “I know she feels bad…I accept her apology, but you know, I think she still has her head in the sand right now. I’m not sure,” she admitted. Man, imagine how peeved Madge would be if there had been a full-blown wardrobe malfunction. Wait a minute…we saw right up that slackline guy’s toga! SOMEONE SOUND THE ALARM! BRING US THE EYE BLEACH, QUICKLY!
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If you were rooting for the Patriots last night, you’re probably feeling pretty bummed out right about now. But here’s something to help cheer you up a little bit! And if you happened to be Team Giants, well then here’s yet another reason to celebrate. Extra host and Pats superfan Maria Menounos made a bet with fellow co-anchors Mario Lopez and AJ Calloway last week that the New Englanders would go on to win their fourth Super Bowl victory. If they didn’t, she would bare her bikini bod on air in frigid Times Square!
Sadly for her — but great for the rest of us — she lost the wager and ended up having to strip down to a tiny Giants-themed swimsuit as a crowd of fans looked on. No word on what the guys had to do if that Patriots won, but honestly, we’re too mesmerized with these photos to care. We bet they’ll even make Tom Brady smile today! Check out the gallery below for more!
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Eli Manning and Tom Brady competed in a nail-biting battle of wits, endurance and strength last night, and experts and amateurs alike are no doubt reviewing every minute to see whether it was down to their individual choices or the support of those around them that lead to the ultimate outcome: Tom Brady is officially this week’s Hotness! Oh, and Eli Manning won the Super Bowl.
Maybe Gisele’s prayers were misheard and somehow got directed to this competition, rather than the one on the field? Anyway, we like it when everyone comes out a winner. While tomorrow, we’ll shower the Giants in ticker tape for their victory, today it’s time to help Tom celebrate his Hotness title with a little gallery viewing.
You would think that a bunch of stars showed up in Indianapolis to watch the Super Bowl last night, and you would be right. We spotted a fair amount of them thanks to Twitter. Jessica Simpson, Lenny Kravitz and Rosie O’Donnell all tweeted photographs of themselves at the game. Husband-and-wife duo, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton sang “America the Beautiful” right before kick-off. Seal was out with his camera. And after her pregame concert, you couldn’t miss Katy Perry either with her blue hair and crazy mismatched outfit (her shoes were different colors). And of course, Gisele Bundchen was there to console husband Tom Brady after his team lost. Check out all the photographs in our gallery below.
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All Hail Queen Madonna! How much more appropriate can you get considering her grand entrance at her incredible (seriously, mind-boggling) Super Bowl Halftime show took its cues from another legendary queen. The next photograph shall elaborate.
Walk like an Egyptian, bay-bee! Only Madge could take on the awesomeness that was Elizabeth Taylor‘s unforgetable entrance into Rome in the film Cleopatra. Come to think of it, Madonna’s entire performance reminded of us of all that is pop culture, old and new. Seriously guys, her fashion cues through the whole shebang — with guest spots by LMFAO, Cee-Lo Green, M.I.A and Nicki Minaj — reminded us of a couple things that hold a very high importance in entertainment graph. Don’t believe us? The Liz Taylor connection didn’t do it for you? Fine, then click after the jump. Read more…
That’s it. They’re probably going to have hymns or something at the next Super Bowl. While Madonna guaranteed no Janet Jackson-esque nipple slips at her show during halftime, she probably didn’t feel the need to add any more clauses to her promise. Like “My guests and I won’t flip the bird on national television” for instance. M.I.A, as you probably saw last night and as evidenced from the photograph above, decided to point her middle finger directly at the cameras during her performance with Queen Madge for ”Give Me All Your Luvin’.”
While we’re having a giggle about it, we’d still like to pose a question to you. Did she cross the line here? Considering most families in the country were united in watching the show, did her conscious effort to be — what’s the word for it? — “rebellious” really turn you off? Or are the rules totally different for artists, especially since there was no nudity? Also, how do you think Madonna’s feeling about M.I.A. stealing some of the post-performance headlines today?
Lady Gaga isn’t about to sit around in her sweatpants all day eating seven-layer dip to commemorate Super Bowl XLVI this Sunday. Well…maybe just a little dip. She is rooting for her home team, after all. Luckily for Lady Gaga, she had her frequent collaborator photographer Terry Richardson on hand to help her really become one with the pigskin, Gaga style. Oh, and just to be clear, Gaga style means topless and snarling.
“Lady Gaga holding a football,” Richardson captioned the most sporty shot in their photo shoot. “Go Giants!” Terry also snapped Gaga astride a motorcycle, which seems like the least practical way to get to Indianapolis before kick-off, but what do we know? We still have so much chili to make before Sunday; we don’t have time for cycling or snarling! Plus we really should not be topless around the Crock Pot.
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Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner, which is the time where we celebrate fantastic feats of athleticism by gorging ourselves on Doritos and dip (seven layers!). The New England Patriots’ QB Tom Brady is going helmet-to-helmet with the New York Giants’ Eli Manning, both on the field and in our FABLife Weekly Hotness Poll. These guys play for honor, glory, and endorsement deals. But most importantly, they play to make their ladies proud! Both teams boast an impressive assortment of wives and girlfriends (or WAGs), from former Victoria’s Secret Angel Gisele Bundchen and VH1′s very own Evelyn Lozada on the Pats side, to the sizzling Elaina Watley reppin’ Team Giants. No matter who scores the most touchdowns this Sunday, all the dudes are winners with these women by their sides. Check out the mega-gallery of Super Babes past and present to see what we mean!
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We like to think that our weekly Hotness poll isn’t all about looks — personality plays a big part in our celebrity lust. But this week’s choice will run even deeper for some of you as we pit this week’s Super Bowl quarterbacks, the Patriots’ Tom Brady and the Giants’ Eli Manning, against each other in a tough matchup. Do you go for classically handsome Tom, with his deep-set baby blues, dimpled chin and supermodel wife? Or does sweet boy-next-door Eli, with his goofy smile and his ability to pull through in a clutch?* Do you vote for New York or New England (or AGAINST New York or New England), regardless of the QBs’ cuteness? Whatever you do, vote early, vote often and don’t get any guacamole on your mouse during halftime. Poll closes on Sunday night at 11 p.m.
*We tried to say something more articulately sporty here, but it is not our forte. On this of all weeks, we really hope you’re not turning to us for wisdom on how a football player plays football.
Related: Super Bowl XLVI’s 15 Hottest Football Wives (And Girlfriends)
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The only way we could be more psyched about the Super Bowl is….well, if we cared more about sports. But the other only way we would be more psyched is if Animal Planet‘s Puppy Bowl and Super Bowl merged into one adorable bowl. We say “only” because so far, this year’s game is looking pretty excellent. For example, early this week it was announced that both Cee Lo Green and LMFAO will allegedly be joining Madonna for her big half-time performance. Man, we wish we could have seen Madge’s face when she heard she had to perform next to RedFoo and SkyBlu; you know she hates giant shuffling hamsters. A few of other reasons to be excited come February that aren’t the Patriots or the Giants include:
- Ferris Bueller returns: Oooooooh yeaaaaaah! Yesterday we saw a sneak-peak of Matthew Broderick channeling his classic slacker role in a forthcoming Super Bowl ad, mostly likely for Honda. Just don’t let Cameron drive it, dude. Or lean on it. Or near it.
- Football pants: Have you seen them? They are truly some of the best pants. Top three pants of all time.
- Nicki Minaj: Self-explanatory, but listen to “Stupid Hoe” a few hundred times if you aren’t sure. Did we mention she will reportedly be joined by M.I.A. during the half-time show as well? It’s like a Puppy Bowl…for the ears!
- That 50 Cent Super Bowl bet: Admit it. If Curtis actually has the cojones tan grandes to tweet a photo of his bathing suit region if and when the Giants win, you are going to look at it. Do not lie to us.
Besides, that Puppy Bowl/Super Bowl thing isn’t ever going to happen anyway. What if someone stepped on a puppy? We would have to throw away TV. Not just ours. Like, all of it.
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