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GRAMMYS BOOT JANET
New York Post ^ | 2/05/04 | DON KAPLAN and PAULA FROELICH

Posted on 02/05/2004 12:41:29 AM PST by kattracks

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:19:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

February 5, 2004 -- Janet Jackson's bare-boob bust-out has gotten her booted from the Grammys. A source close to the record-industry awards show told The Post the producers - under pressure from CBS, which is airing the Grammys Sunday at 8 p.m. - told Jackson's representatives her presence would overwhelm the telecast.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fired; grammys; nipplegate
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1 posted on 02/05/2004 12:41:29 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Also yesterday, the NFL made its first move in the wake of the Super Bowl boob controversy, axing a halftime performance by JC Chasez, a member of Timberlake's former band *NSYNC

??????That makes no sense. Guilt by former association????

2 posted on 02/05/2004 12:48:54 AM PST by Always Right
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To: kattracks
Certainly you don't want to reward her with "exposure" on the Grammys.

The wording is perfect.;)

3 posted on 02/05/2004 12:51:04 AM PST by Free Trapper (Because we ate the green mammals first.)
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To: kattracks
She's the scapegoat. And her next album sales will skyrocket.

It was all planned.

4 posted on 02/05/2004 12:52:41 AM PST by Fledermaus (Democrats are just not capable of defending our nation's security. It's that simple!)
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To: kattracks
Certainly you don't want to reward her with exposure on the Grammys...

Why not?

The Superbowl got a 70% share of the market. The Grammys will get...what...3%??? Ms. Jackson has has quite enough exposure already.

I couldn't care less what the Grammys do. I'm not going to watch that entertainment industry-promoted, self-congratulatory twaddle regardless of whether My-first-name-ain't-baby-it's-Janet...-Ms-Jackson-if-you're-nasty is on it or not.

5 posted on 02/05/2004 1:12:10 AM PST by clee1 (Where's the beef???)
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To: kattracks
"When what happened happened, I was shocked and appalled," said Timberlake. "I was completely embarrassed."

I'm POSITIVE I read otherwise in the earliest articles. He thought it was funny, then. Did I misunderstand?
6 posted on 02/05/2004 1:39:07 AM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: Fledermaus
She's the scapegoat. And her next album sales will skyrocket.

It was all planned.

Just like the Dixie Chicks had their publicity stunt planned?

-archy-/-

7 posted on 02/05/2004 1:39:34 AM PST by archy (Angiloj! Mia kusenveturilo estas plena da angiloj!)
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To: kattracks
I don't need publicity like this," he added. "I wouldn't want to be involved in a stunt, especially something of this magnitude."

Oh, yeah; riiiiiight.

8 posted on 02/05/2004 1:46:05 AM PST by Allegra (Houston Area Texans - In Absentia)
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To: Old Grumpy
No, you didn't misunderstand,

Timberlake - who blamed the snafu on a "wardrobe malfunction" after the show - hardly seemed sorry last night. "Hey, man, we love giving you all something to talk about," he laughingly told "Access Hollywood."

9 posted on 02/05/2004 1:47:41 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
I KNEW I had read that! Thanks for the cite.
10 posted on 02/05/2004 1:50:50 AM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: Always Right
??????That makes no sense. Guilt by former association????

There's another thread on this. Here's the gist of it:

Mr. Chasez was to sing "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)," a song that appeared in the soundtrack of the 20th Century Fox movie "Drumline" in 2002. "We thought it was over the top," said NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy. "It was because of the song, and how we believed it was going to be choreographed. We wanted to go in a different direction."

11 posted on 02/05/2004 2:16:52 AM PST by NYCVirago
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To: Old Grumpy
I'm POSITIVE I read otherwise in the earliest articles. He thought it was funny, then. Did I misunderstand?

No, you were absolutely right. He told Pat O'Brien right afterwards that it was "quick, slick and to the point" and said that they did it to give people something to talk about. Geez, I wish the media could have a memory of more than an hour, as that initial reaction proves he's a liar.

12 posted on 02/05/2004 2:18:53 AM PST by NYCVirago
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To: NYCVirago
Mr. Chasez was to sing "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love),"

****

Now that Janet and Justin have gotten everyone's attention, maybe it is time for the conversation about lyrics to commence. So far in America we have had those who watch MTV and buy the performers' products, and those (like me) who lead an MTV-free life, and ignore the harm that it is doing to our children.

Apparently, last Sunday all those parents who are upset at the bare skin, were calmly sitting with their children watching a soft-porn exhibition, and listening to really explicit lyrics. The deadening effect of the downward spiral has been accepted until last Sunday.

Let us hope that Janet's action is the beginning of the reversal of the acceptance of this kind of "entertainment" for anybody's children.
13 posted on 02/05/2004 3:59:52 AM PST by maica (Mainstream America Is Conservative America)
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To: kattracks
For folks who think you can't fight city hall, click here for a WP article linked on Drudge that discusses, among other things, how pressure from affiliates forced the excision of the bare breast footage from an upcoming E.R. episode. Apparently the affiliates gave the network a hotfoot.
14 posted on 02/05/2004 4:04:46 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: NYCVirago
Does anyone know who owns Virgin Records? Would it be Viacom, perchance?
15 posted on 02/05/2004 4:32:42 AM PST by gaspar
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To: maica
I agree. Maybe now these halftime shows will begin to look at the shows content before they air them. I think parents ought to look at whats on MTV, too. Its apalling! Call me an extreme right wing nut, I don't care but I think this country could do with a good old fashioned dose of morality! I applaud the Grammys. These people should get the message that "anything goes" can be carried too far.
16 posted on 02/05/2004 4:42:08 AM PST by beckysueb (Lady Liberty is in danger! Bush/Cheney 04.)
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To: kattracks
Great...now we can be assured that someone else at the grammy's will try a stunt to grab the headlines. I'm betting Janet wouldn't have been a repeat idiot.
17 posted on 02/05/2004 4:55:02 AM PST by Katya
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To: Old Grumpy
No you're not wrong. My wife watched ET on the following Monday and they stated that after the halftime show, Justin acted like nothing was wrong.

Now, reports are coming out like this one.

This is major backpedaling..
18 posted on 02/05/2004 4:59:01 AM PST by tje (There is nothing more serious than pleasure.)
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To: Old Grumpy
No,

The more scorn that is heaped on him, the more his story changes. Pretty soon, some invisible force will have made him reach up there and jerk on top off. And that will not be his fault at all.

19 posted on 02/05/2004 5:01:17 AM PST by carton253 (I have no genius at seeming.)
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To: Always Right
??????That makes no sense. Guilt by former association????

It's not guilt by association. Its the fact that the performers musical style is inconsistent with the values of the NFL viewing audience.

If we wanted to watch porn we'd rent a porn tape or something. We want to watch football. Bring back the half-time marching bands and get on with the game.

All these half time extravaganzas merely drive up the price of the game and return no value whatsoever. In fact, as seen by the SB halftime show, they are direct attacks on our values. The NFL needs to severely restrict anything associated with the NFL to maintain family values else they will destroy their market

21 posted on 02/05/2004 5:02:22 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: kattracks
I am all in favor of Janet Jackson being excluded from the Grammys. What a cheap sleazebag. Her apology did not ring true. As O'Reilly pointed out she said "IF she offended anyone. Janet must also live some kind of mental neverland.

They should also have excluded Timberlake. It's about time some standards are enforced.

No way, however, did MTV, CBS, and the clueless Tagliabue not know what was coming. It was hinted in advance. They thought they would get away with it and did not expect the widespread viewer resentment.

22 posted on 02/05/2004 5:04:05 AM PST by Dante3
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To: maica
Apparently, last Sunday all those parents who are upset at the bare skin, were calmly sitting with their children watching a soft-porn exhibition, and listening to really explicit lyrics. The deadening effect of the downward spiral has been accepted until last Sunday.
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Yeah, that gets me too. I promptly turned off the halftime show as soon as it started. I didn't expect it to be clean or tasteful with the entertainment headlining in.
23 posted on 02/05/2004 5:07:18 AM PST by cupcakes
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To: carton253
not be his fault at all.

Assume it was an accident (though I don't believe that). He is still at fault for lewd and lascivious behavior. Had he not been acting like an animal, simulating sex on stage, it would not have happened. The fact he does not realize his own actions are a sure sign he ain't a man.

24 posted on 02/05/2004 5:10:29 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: TonyRo76
LMAO same here. Don't watch any of them.
25 posted on 02/05/2004 5:11:50 AM PST by cupcakes
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To: Fledermaus
She's the scapegoat. And her next album sales will skyrocket.

It was all planned.

She's not "the scapegoat". Nobody shoehorned her into the costume with the breakaway thingy. Why she's covering for MTV not knowing, when I'm sure they did, I have no idea except they may have promised to help promote her album like never before in the wake of this disgrace.

As to sales? They will be in the basement.

Idiot Timberlake ought to be axed from the Grammys as well, as he's lying, too. I saw this tape of his "I didn't know. I was SHOCKED". Lie after lie after lie.

26 posted on 02/05/2004 5:12:20 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: TonyRo76
Well said!
27 posted on 02/05/2004 5:14:58 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Katya
Great...now we can be assured that someone else at the grammy's will try a stunt to grab the headlines. I'm betting Janet wouldn't have been a repeat idiot.

Are you not pleased that they dropped her? My only question is what took them so long to make this decision and why in the heck they haven't already axed Timberlake.

28 posted on 02/05/2004 5:19:55 AM PST by cyncooper
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To: stainlessbanner
Totally agree...(I don't believe it was an accident. I believe Timberlake is acting like a thief who isn't sorry he stole, but is terribly sorry that he is going to jail)

Topic switch. I've been reading Damage Them All You Can...(so-so book on the Army of Northern Virginia) and lo and behold guess who makes an appearance at Gettysburg and at Mine Run. A regiment from Flordia... and they were fiesty fighters. :)

30 posted on 02/05/2004 5:21:47 AM PST by carton253 (I have no genius at seeming.)
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To: kattracks
Couldn't the folks at the Grammys find a suitable pole for Janet to use on stage?
32 posted on 02/05/2004 5:22:20 AM PST by Destructor
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To: Destructor
I lost all faith in the grammy's when MC Hammer won for best R&B act over Eric Clapton.

33 posted on 02/05/2004 5:48:10 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Gore Lost! Deal with it!!!)
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To: kattracks
It's too bad they can't be show sincerity and boot timberlake also.
34 posted on 02/05/2004 5:58:25 AM PST by freeangel (freeangel)
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To: cyncooper
Immature, poor quality song lyrics alone should get Timberlake booted from the Grammies. What kind of grammies would he even be nominated for?
35 posted on 02/05/2004 6:54:33 AM PST by FITZ
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To: maica
Ditto to EVERYTHING you said!
36 posted on 02/05/2004 8:47:30 AM PST by EggsAckley (..................**AMEND** the Fourteenth Amendment......(There, is THAT better?).................)
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To: Always Right
It makes lots of sense. Do a search and you'll find the lyrics to the crap he was going to perform on FR.
37 posted on 02/05/2004 10:11:43 AM PST by Indie
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To: kattracks
" Janet Jackson's bare-boob bust-out has gotten her booted from the Grammys."

The joys of alliteration.

38 posted on 02/05/2004 10:25:52 AM PST by proust (Cthulhu for president! Why vote for the lesser of two evils?)
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To: Always Right
Mr. Chasez was to sing "Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)

Song: Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love) Lyrics

Saw you 'round the other day,
Shorty she was all the way
Looked like you were feeling me
So I had to come and see
Girl he wasn't tryin' to hate
But she had to demonstrate
That she was the queen to be
But she couldn't fight the chemistry
and I say...
I I I
I can't lose you, no
I I I
Nooooo


She was disco lights on a Friday night
She moves across the floor
Suga!
She was o so tight like dynamite
Blowin' me up with her love
She was on the phone with me
All night long
I just can't get enough
She was ah ah oh, ah ah oh
Blowin' me up with her love
Uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh....


Girl its just the sexy way
You back yourself into me
You're more then just a pretty face
You're better then a fantasy
Come on baby
Don't ignore me
I know what you're feeling for me
You can't fight it
Cause you want me
Don't you miss this or you'll be sorry
So tell me what it's gonna take
You've got me all bent out of shape
Thinking bout you all day
And how you gonna make me wait
and I say..
I I I
I can't lose you
I I I
Whoaaaa


She was disco lights on a Friday night
She moves across the floor
She moves across the floor
She was o so tight like dynamite
Blowin' me up with her love
She was on the phone with me
All night long
I just can't get enough
She was ah ah oh, ah ah oh
Blowin' me up with her love


She was disco lights on a Friday night
She moves across the floor
She moves across the floor
She was o so tight like dynamite
Blowin' me up with her love
She was on the phone with me
All night long
I just can't get enough
She was ah ah oh, ah ah oh
Blowin' me up with her love


Ahhhh... there's just something about you baby..
it's taking me over... I want you to know


Now it's on tonight
She took all control
Turned off all the lights
She said .... don't.. you.. want.. to..
Na na na, na na na
Hey!
Na na na na na
Yeh yeh yeh
Na na na na na na
Oh oh oh


Tell a story
She was leaning on me
Getting horny
Maybe we'll get naughty
Tell a story
She was leaning on me
Getting horny
Maybe we'll get naughty


She was on the phone with me
All night long
And I just can't get enough
She was ah ah oh, ah ah oh
Blowin' me up with her love
She was disco lights on a Friday night
She moves across the floor
She moves across the floor
She was o so tight like dynamite
Blowin' me up with her love
She was on the phone with me
All night long
And I just can't get enough
She was ah ah oh, ah ah oh
Blowin' me up with her love
Na na na, na na na, na na na na
She moves across the floor
Na na na na na na na na na na na na no
O! she may! o! I can't get enough


She was disco lights on a Friday night
She moves across the floor
Ahhhh!!
She was o so tight like dynamite
Blowin' me up with her love
She was on the phone with me
All night long
And I just can't get enough
She was ah ah oh, ah ah oh
Blowin' me up with her love
Ooo ooooo

39 posted on 02/05/2004 10:43:12 AM PST by proust (Cthulhu for president! Why vote for the lesser of two evils?)
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To: proust
Thanks for the lyrics, but really those are pretty tame by the standards of the music industry.
40 posted on 02/05/2004 10:54:12 AM PST by Always Right
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To: Always Right
Well, the NFL is deciding to have standards now.
41 posted on 02/05/2004 11:01:16 AM PST by proust (Cthulhu for president! Why vote for the lesser of two evils?)
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To: Always Right
Thanks for the lyrics, but really those are pretty tame by the standards of the music industry.

The NFL also said they were worried about the choreography. Given the song's title, perhaps the problem was that Monica Lewinsky was going to be the special guest star? ;)

42 posted on 02/05/2004 12:07:09 PM PST by NYCVirago
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To: kattracks
I had to do a double-take because I, at first, read the headline of this thread incorrectly. Thought it read "Grannys Boot Janet." Have to admit it is an interesting visual of the mind.
43 posted on 02/05/2004 12:11:13 PM PST by RonPaulLives
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To: proust
Thanks for the lyrics. The title sent my mind to images of Palestinian children getting fitted for their belts!
44 posted on 02/05/2004 12:15:19 PM PST by maica (Mainstream America Is Conservative America)
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To: kattracks
When what happened happened, I was shocked and appalled," So Saith Justin Timberlake.

That line rings as true as Britney Spears statement claiming to have remained a virgin for the 3 years she and Justin Timberlake dated. When in reality they devouring each other in every 5 star Hotel on earth. Children always deny it......LOL

45 posted on 02/05/2004 1:05:56 PM PST by Pagey (Hillary Rotten is a Smug and Holier- than- Thou Socialist)
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To: kattracks
If Jackson is banned, Timberlake should be as well.
46 posted on 02/05/2004 1:08:28 PM PST by LisaMalia (Buckeye Fan since birth!!)
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To: Old Grumpy
PLus he seems to miss the point that it isn't about a bare breast - it's the whole act.
47 posted on 02/05/2004 1:18:27 PM PST by SarahW
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To: cyncooper; All
"Can anyone confirm an observation I had read from a poster on another thread that the Jackson routine might have been based loosley or otherwise on "A Clockwork Orange motif"?
48 posted on 02/05/2004 1:28:17 PM PST by Helms (Liberals believe we are Crash Dummies on the hectic highway of the Cosmos)
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To: gaspar
"Does anyone know who owns Virgin Records? Would it be Viacom, perchance? "

Great question. Pretty sure they are seperate as in Virgin is British and overseen by the wealthy high profile guy who I have seen promote his airline.

49 posted on 02/05/2004 1:36:13 PM PST by Helms (Liberals believe we are Crash Dummies on the hectic highway of the Cosmos)
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To: LisaMalia

50 posted on 02/05/2004 7:24:57 PM PST by EveningStar
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