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Madonna renamed her song "Girls Gone Wild" to "Girl Gone Wild" (singular) after a legal threat from underage-drunk-spring-break-girl-sleaze kingpin Joe Francis.

Which she says didn't impact her decision, at all.

Still, the Girls Gone Wild mogul warned the star with a cease and desist letter not to sing her single of the same name at the halftime show. She didn't.

Then, the singer released the song off her upcoming MDNA album ... with the "s" not only removed from the title and lyrics, but the lyrics as well. Listen:

Francis tells E! that his legal team worked with Madonna's people on it, and that changing "Girls Gone Wild" to "Girl Gone Wild" was just the start.

"An immediate solution for them to thwart any injunctive relief," he said. "Clearly her label was trying to avoid legal action surrounding the song."

"This is still infringement as far as the law is concerned. We have been in touch with Madonna's representatives in an effort to resolve this issue."

According to Madonna's manager, that's total B.S.

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Sultan of sleaze Joe Francis is threatening to sue Madonna if she performs her new song called "Girls Gone Wild" at the Super Bowl tomorrow. Yes, really.

Francis, creator of the infamous Girls Gone Wild franchise, in which he films drunk girls exposing themselves on spring break, is apparently dead serious.

He has issued a cease and desist letter claiming he will take legal action against Madonna if she sings that particular song at this weekend's festivities.

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The letter (sent to Madonna, NBC Universal and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell) from Francis' Nevada lawyer David Houston, states that:

"[Francis] became aware of Madonna's new track based on the presales of her new album MDNA, as the #1 song on the album is 'Girls Gone Wild.'"

"Mr. Francis and Girls Gone Wild have worked tirelessly for an excess of two decades to build his brand and to protect his trademark Girls Gone Wild."

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How appropriate.

After a sneak peek on American Idol last night, Super Bowl halftime act Madonna's music video for "Give Me All Your Luvin'" has debuted, and it's football-themed!

The 53-year-old superstar is lifted up by football players, who even take bullets for the Material Girl, while M.I.A. and Nicki Minaj serve as her cheerleaders.

The trio even pays homage to Marilyn Monroe, with curly blonde bobs, diamonds and white lacey dresses. Is the end result any good, though? You tell us.

Madonna is expected to perform "Give Me All Your Luvin'" as part of her Super Bowl halftime performance Sunday in Indianapolis. Watch the video below!

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Madonna's (potential) reign over 2012 has begun.

The Queen of Pop released the single art and release date (Friday, February 3) of her latest single, "Give Me All Your Luvin'" and now, Madonna's released the cover of the brand new studio album on which it's featured, MDNA.

Take a look at the colorful edginess below ...

Madonna MDNA Cover

Madonna will rock the Super Bowl halftime show and debut her latest music video Sunday as well. Is everybody not named David Furnish or Elton John excited?

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Are tensions rising between Madonna and Lady Gaga?

In an interview with Newsweek (via the Daily Beast), Madonna commented that Lady Gaga's 2011 single "Born This Way" was a "redo" of her "Express Yourself."

"I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song [1989's "Express Yourself"]," she says. "I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was... interesting."

High praise ... not. Here's a side-by-side comparison:

Madonna herself is hardly the only one who's noticed the similarity. NME asked Gaga last year if the song was knockoff of Madonna's hit. She wasn't happy.

"I'm a songwriter. I've written loads of music," the 25-year-old fumed. "Why would I try to put out a song and think I'm getting one over on everybody?"

"What a completely ridiculous thing to even question me about. If you put the songs next to each other, side by side, the only similarities are the chord progression."

"Just because I'm the first f***ing artist in 25 years to think of putting it on Top 40 radio, it doesn't mean I'm a plagiarist, it means that I'm f***ing smart. Sorry."

Strikes a nerve, clearly. That said, both Gaga and Madonna have claimed to be fans of each other's work in the past, and there's no real sign of bad blood.

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News reports are confirming the rumor we told you about weeks ago. The Queen of Pop, Madonna, is going to be the halftime entertainment at the Super Bowl XLVI.

Prince, U2, Black Eyed Peas, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, The Who and Janet Jackson have done the honors of late.

According to a joint statement by the NFL and NBC, which will air the game, Madonna will perform with help on the field by Cirque du Soleil and Jamie King February 5.

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The Black Eyed Peas halftime show this year was kind of bad, so Madonna takes the stage to find the bar set relatively low for such a mammoth TV spectacle.

Taking place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the title game coincides with Madge's new album release - her first effort since 2008 - around that time.

Her new single, "Give Me All Your Love" leaked recently, before being pulled by the singer's label. It generated serious buzz and generally positive reviews.

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Madonna has yet to announce what her 12th album, scheduled for release next year, will be called, but her new single, "Give Me All Your Love," has been leaked.

With hints of what made her '80s music great and elements of current-day pop, this song may get what its title demands among diehard fans of Her Madgesty.

Some are already calling it the musical equivalent of hydrangeas, though.

Madonna and her manager, Guy Oseary, responded that the leak is merely a demo and that completed versions of her new tracks won’t be released until 2012.

Damage control? Listen to the new song below and see what you think:

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