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US Super Bowl opts for McCartney
Sir Paul McCartney and wife Heather
Sir Paul said he was looking forward to "rocking the millions"
Sir Paul McCartney has been chosen to provide the half-time entertainment at this year's Super Bowl game - the slot filled by Janet Jackson last year.

Organisers have promised there will be no repeat of her nipple-baring incident that sparked thousands of complaints on US TV's most-watched broadcast.

A National Football League spokesman said they were "comfortable" this show would be acceptable to a mass audience.

The game and show were watched by 144 million people in the US in 2003.

Janet Jackson with Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl
Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" sparked a crackdown on indecency
Twenty CBS-owned TV stations were fined $550,000 (300,000) by the country's TV regulatory agency after more than 542,000 complaints were made about Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction".

The NFL's spokesman Brian McCarthy said they knew they would be under a great deal of scrutiny this year.

"We've looked at all facets of the show including talent selection, song selection and costume selection, to ensure we wouldn't have a repeat of what happened last year," he said.

In a statement about his appearance at the game on 6 February, Sir Paul said: "There's nothing bigger than being asked to perform at the Super Bowl.

"We're looking forward to rocking the millions at home and in the stadium."





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