Afternoon Links: Madonna Is So Over M.I.A.’s Super Bowl Stunt, Hilary Duff’s Dog Is ‘Doing Great’

● Madonna is so over M.I.A.’s "adolescent" and "irrelevant" hijacking of the half-time show. "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," she explained this morning on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. "What was the point?" [TMZ]

● Hilary Duff’s chihuahua, Lola, is "doing great" after her brain surgery. [PopEater]

● Macaulay Culkin skipped out on his monthly DJ gig at Le Poisson Rouge last night after pictures of him looking awfully gaunt made their way onto the internet. Instead, he dropped off an iPod and bounced. The people must dance! [People]

● Tag along with Charlie Rose and Lara Logan while they tour George Clooney’s home via video. "This is where the magic happens," and etc. [VF]

● Vanessa Hudgens lived in a homeless shelter for two weeks to prepare for her role in Gimme Shelter, and she sort of liked it. "I think that it’s really interesting because you find so much more about yourself,” she said. [Gossip Cop]

● A tip of the hat to the Village Voice‘s Maura Johnston for doing her part to prevent things like this from happening in the future with this "How Not To Write About Female Musicians: A Handy Guide" post. [VV]

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