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Madonna To Joe Francis: I Wasn't Going to Sing 'Girls Gone Wild' at Superbowl

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Madonna's people have confirmed that no, she's not going to perform "Girls Gone Wild" from her new album, which GGW-founder Joe Francis said ripped off his trademark.

"The song will not be performed at Super Bowl halftime show," Madonna's publicist told TheWrap. "It was never a possibility. She has confirmed she will be performing her new single and three of her gems from the past."

Shocker, right? Madge is going to be performing "Give Me All Your Luvin,'" which already has its own music video featuring football players, letterman jackets and bored cheerleaders on the sidelines, M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj.

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Francis might be breathing a sigh of relief—or maybe he's bummed he's not going to be getting a big payday. In any case, his original cease-and-desist letter still stands, and Francis is trying to negotiate with the Material Girl, who he accuses of taking "free ride on the valuable consumer goodwill and brand recognition" of his soft core porn series.