While most people are focusing on M.I.A's over-hyped bird-seen-around-the-world during the Super Bowl halftime show, an interesting tale has come to light regarding Madonna's planned tribute to Elizabeth Taylor.

The Material Girl was going to wear a pair of $1 million diamond earrings once owned by late Hollywood starlet Liz Taylor during her halftime spectacular. But the New York Post reports she backed out of the plan over concerns the precious stones were "too heavy" for her to wear during her animated performance.

A star of Hollywood's Golden Age, Taylor won numerous awards, including two Academy Awards for Best Actress (1960, 1966). Her personal life featured eight marriages before she passed away in March of 2011 from congestive heart failure at age 79.

Taylor's Marina B diamond tasseled earrings, which were given to her by Richard Burton, were loaned to Madonna from owners who purchased them recently at auction. Madge sported Bulgari white gold-and-diamond earrings during what turned out to be a controversial halftime performance.

While Madonna wasn't the focus of debate, just about everyone else who performed alongside was creating buzz on social media. Cee Lo Green rocked a sequined robe, which didn't go over well with some critics. Others focused on the cheerleading outfit worn by Nicki Minaj.

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