Beyonce rocks eye black grease with the date of the upcoming Super Bowl.… (Beyonce.tumblr.com )
Though official word on Beyoncé's hire for the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show isn't expected until Wednesday, we have a really good source who says it's definitely a go: Beyoncé.
The singer posted a photo (above) to her Tumblr blog where she sports eye black, a grease that reduces glare for athletes playing in sun or stadium light. Written on the two panels is the date of Super Bowl XLVII -- Feb. 3, 2013.
She's also puckered up, glossed in red and presumably giving sports fans a big ol' wet one.
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Bey is beyond capable of the job, but there's definitely some pressure there: Madonna's 2012 spectacular was almost universally praised, and the telecast itself was the highest rated in Super Bowl history at about 111 million viewers.
But this is Beyoncé. She who was the first solo female act to headline the UK's Glastonbury Festival, sparked viral dance fever with "Single Ladies" and is one half the genetic makeup of music's royal baby Blue Ivy.
Not to mention, should she include the ramp-up to the Super Bowl in the documentary-style film she's directing about her life, that could attract a football-loving demographic if and when the movie gets released.
That and we'll get to see her friend Gwyneth Paltrow interpret the football jersey through a high-fashion lens. Are you excited about Beyoncé heading to the Super Bowl? Tell us in comments.
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