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  • Justin Timberlake Attacked for ‘Cultural Appropriation’ After Praising Black Actor

    06/27/2016 12:02:19 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 64 replies ^ | 6/27/2016 | Alex Griswold
    Pop star Justin Timberlake received flack on Twitter after he tweeted his support for actor Jesse Williams‘ stirring speech on racism at the BET Awards. Timberlake was then barraged with comments accusing him of “cultural appropriation” and “gentrification” and blaming him for the Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction.
  • Janet Jackson reportedly pregnant at 49

    05/04/2016 3:11:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 4, 2016 | Maggie Coughlan and Carlos Greer
    Janet Jackson is pregnant, according to a new report. The singer, who will turn 50 on May 16, is said to be expecting her first child with Qatari billionaire husband Wissam Al Mana, Entertainment Tonight reported Wednesday. Early last month, Jackson postponed her “Unbreakable” tour, citing “doctor’s orders.” “We’re in the second leg of the tour, and there actually has been a sudden change … My husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour,” she said in a video clip. “Please, if you can, try to understand that it’s important that I...
  • Janet Jackson Converts to Islam (To Tone Down Live Shows)

    09/20/2015 11:18:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    Singer Janet Jackson has become a Muslim following her marriage to Wissam Al Mana in 2012 and has toned down her raunchy costumes and dance moves following conversion. The 49-year-old who married Muslim billionaire Wissam Al Mana, 40, in 2012 is reportedly taking the religion so seriously that she has even toned down her raunchy costumes and dance moves for her comeback tour. "She feels like she has found a home with her new religion and has told members of her family, who completely respect her choice," a source told The Sun. "She has spent a great deal of time...
  • Janet Jackson to convert to Islam, move to Middle East

    05/18/2013 4:41:45 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 73 replies
    Rare.US ^ | May 18, 2013 | Entertainmentwise
    Janet Jackson is reportedly ready to settle down away from the spotlight with claims that she is retiring from music and converting to Islam for her new husband Wissam Al Mana. According to Showbiz411, Janet is planning a move to the Middle East with Wissam and will also be converting to Islam to respect her husband’s religion. “She’s gone. She married a billionaire,” a source told the website in regards to Janet’s career.
  • Janet Jackson says she has married Qatari billionaire

    02/25/2013 1:10:26 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 25, 2013
    (Reuters) - Singer Janet Jackson said on Monday that she married her Qatari businessman boyfriend last year, quashing media reports of upcoming nuptials. Jackson, 46, the younger sister of the late singer Michael Jackson, was engaged to billionaire Wissam Al Mana, 37, last year but kept the news under wraps. "The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony," Jackson and Al Mana said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. "Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favorite children's charities." The American singer...
  • Janet Jackson plans $20m wedding with Qatari billionaire; converts to Islam

    10/05/2012 11:08:39 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies ^ | Oct. 3, 2012 | Bang
    Janet Jackson and her fiancé Wissam Al Mana are reportedly planning to get married in Doha, Qatar in 2013. The couple hope to tie the knot in Doha where the billionaire was born and are making arrangements for the ceremony to take place in 2013. Janet and Wissam will be wedded in a Muslim ceremony. A renown Turkish author, Adnan Oktar (aka Harun Yahya), is also making the claim that the 46-year-old Janet Jackson has converted to Islam — as did her brother, Michael Jackson — and is choosing to keep her new religion a secret from her fans. According...
  • (VANITY) New ad theme for Celebrity President Obama

    04/29/2012 6:31:41 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 8 replies
    My curious mind | 4/29/12 | DGHoodini
    Run the "Celebrity" ad video, and even if you can't run the J.Jackson audio during the ad... close the ad with this line at the end: "What have you done for me lately?"
  • Janet Jackson Attempted an Intervention with Michael Jackson in 2007 - Video 7/9/09

    07/09/2009 6:39:35 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 952+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a CNN video report that says Janet Jackson attempted an intervention to help her brother, Michael Jackson, in 2007 when he was living in a rented Las Vegas mansion. She had visited him there and was shocked at his appearance and the "creepy" look of the house inside. But, reportedly, Michael Jackson refused to allow entrance to her sister and brothers when they attempted to visit him to do the intervention. (Watch Video)
  • High court throws out ruling on Janet Jackson (CBS fine reinstated)

    05/04/2009 11:36:28 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies · 787+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2009
    The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a federal appeals court to re-examine its ruling in favor of CBS Corp. in a legal fight over entertainer Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction. The high court on Monday directed the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia to consider reinstating the $550,000 fine that the Federal Communications Commission imposed on CBS over Jackson's breast-baring performance at the 2004 Super Bowl. The order follows the high court ruling last week that narrowly upheld the FCC's policy threatening fines against even one-time uses of curse words on live television. Last year, the appeals court threw...
  • US appeals court overturns CBS Janet Jackson case

    07/21/2008 7:32:28 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 39 replies · 212+ views
    rooters ^ | 07/21/08 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday overturned a decision to fine CBS Corp (CBS.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) television stations $550,000 for airing a brief breast flash by pop singer Janet Jackson during the 2004 Super Bowl broadcast.
  • Court throws out indecency ruling by regulators

    06/04/2007 1:11:06 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 575+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | June 4, 2007
    Excerpt - NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday overruled regulators who decided that expletives uttered on broadcast television violated decency standards, a major victory for TV networks. The Federal Communications Commission had ruled in March 2006 that News Corp.'s Fox television network had violated decency regulations when singer Cher and actress Nicole Richie blurted out profanities during the 2002 and 2003 Billboard Music Awards' shows. However, no fines were issued. ~ snip ~
  • Janet Jackson backs Hillary Clinton for White House

    09/04/2006 5:08:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 69 replies · 1,050+ views
    AFP ^ | September 4, 2006
    US pop superstar Janet Jackson hopes Hillary Clinton will become the first woman president of the United States. "Hillary Clinton as president -- that would be great," Jackson said in an interview with German press agency DPA Monday. "Then she could show all those people who wouldn't trust a woman with such a job."
  • Back in the wardrobe kids! (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Malfuction?!?)

    11/10/2005 10:45:45 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 14 replies · 642+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | October 28, 2005 | BAZ BAMIGBOYE
    The young stars of the eagerly awaited Christmas blockbuster The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe are already getting ready for further adventures in Narnia. William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes and Georgie Henley - who play the siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy in C.S. Lewis's mammoth fantasy tale - are on stand-by to be in the film Prince Caspian, one of the seven books in Lewis's Chronicles Of Narnia series. The first film - about four children who, to escape the Blitz in London, are sent to the country and enter a wardrobe to discover a barren land...
  • Lights! Cameras! Lobbying!

    02/21/2005 8:12:07 AM PST · by iceemonster · 378+ views
    MSNBC/Newsweek ^ | Tamara Lipper
    Feb. 28 issue - Dan Glickman isn't exactly the Hollywood type. More comfortable in pinstripes than Prada, he's a former Clinton Agriculture secretary, Kansas congressman and president of the Witchita school board—and nothing like the flashy, debonair Jack Valenti, the legendary head of the Motion Picture Association of America. After 38 years at the MPAA, Valenti has become a celebrity in his own right, landing his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But as Glickman heads toward his first Academy Awards since taking over for Valenti as the industry's chief lobbyist, he's the one schmoozing Hollywood directors and...
  • Page 2 - The Super Bowl Ads You Won't See

    01/08/2005 2:54:57 PM PST · by cdbull23 · 11 replies · 2,366+ views
    ESPN ^ | Friday, January 7, 2005 | Page 2
    We're living in a post-Nipplegate world -- and apparently it's only going to get worse. In case you haven't heard, Fox has already rejected a Super Bowl ad starring Mickey Rooney for Airborne, the natural cold remedy. Why? Well, in the ad, the 84-year-old Rooney is in a sauna. Someone behind him coughs. He overreacts, jumps up, screams, heads for the door, and drops his towel. His bare bum is exposed for two seconds or so. Clearly scandalous. Who doesn't want to see Mickey Rooney's bare behind? Turns out the Mickey Rooney commercial isn't the only new ad that's already...
  • Doc Farmer's End of the Year Bric-a-Brac

    12/29/2004 12:34:40 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 310+ views
    This is sort of a quiet time of year for most people. Most news organizations do that tired old “that was the year that was” review, telling you all the stuff that you went through in the previous twelve months, as if your attention spans had been MTV’d down to around the goldfish level. You’re still sorting through all the wrapping paper you used at Christmas, hoping that your local Earth Liberation Front cell doesn’t get back at you for your blatant destruction of the forests by burning your house down. You’re still recovering from having relatives come and visit...
  • NYT: Indecency on the Air, Evolution Atop the F.C.C.

    12/23/2004 7:19:37 AM PST · by OESY · 2 replies · 399+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 23, 2004 | STEPHEN LABATON
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 - Shortly before becoming chairman of the Federal Communications Commission nearly four years ago, Michael K. Powell said it was time to eliminate the double standard that allowed the government to subject broadcasters, unlike their competitors in cable and satellite television, to indecency and other speech regulations. At the time, Mr. Powell received a Freedom of Speech Award for advancing what broadcasters and civil liberties groups viewed as a courageously principled position. Now, he is being harshly criticized for significantly expanding the indecency rules. He blames a quest for higher ratings for the "increasing coarseness" of programming...
  • Sex and True Love

    12/16/2004 9:52:28 PM PST · by Coleus · 39 replies · 689+ views
    The beacon ^ | 12.16.04 | Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D
    Sex and True Love   The news has recently reported that a leading media company, with preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, radio, and advertising, has agreed to pay the Federal Communications Commission $3.5 million, one of the largest fines ever given by this agency, to end allegations of indecency.  Yet even as the debate about public decency goes on, TV continues to challenge its viewers with ever new boundaries about public decency.  Not to be outdone by an alleged wardrobe malfunction that bared a performer's breast during halftime at last January's Super Bowl, a Cleveland news anchor, a...
  • McCartney Set for Super Bowl Halftime Show

    11/21/2004 7:40:55 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 59 replies · 2,086+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | November 21, 2004 | Sarah Tippit
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Paul McCartney will be the featured performer in the next Super Bowl halftime show and organizers promised there won't be any breast baring this time. Last February's broadcast on CBS in which Janet Jackson's breast was bared during a duet with pop star Justin Timberlake spurred hundreds of thousands of complaints to federal regulators. Jackson blamed the incident on a "wardrobe malfunction." National Football League spokesman Brian McCarthy told Reuters on Sunday there won't be any such malfunctions during the 12-minute performance, which will air on the Fox network. He said the Feb. 6 show will...
  • More Liberal Lunacy: Some Vulgar Realities

    11/13/2004 5:43:00 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 1,081+ views
    Why do liberals feel the need to use an expletive in virtually every sentence? With the advent of the Internet, it has become rather commonplace for writers to include e-mail addresses at the end of their columns to welcome input from their readers. Invariably, a respectable percentage of the responses that come to a conservative writer will of course be from members of the opposite camp. Unfortunately, these are typically not PG-rated. For example, an article that I had written after the first presidential debate evoked hundreds of e-mail messages from around the country, with many of them referring to...

    11/12/2004 7:01:06 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 179+ views
    Make no mistake about this. The President and his brilliant, disciplined political team won the election. They did so against a stacked deck. But as impressive as the President’s victory was, Senator Kerry got close. The irony-in-chief is that he only got that close as a result of the same factors that ultimately produced his loss. Self-serving, agenda-driven election analysis will continue to gush from all corners of the political box with Pandoraic abandon. While some of that may well be useful to those who say it, most of it will be wrong because it will focus too closely on...
  • ABC Seeks to Keep Stations from Deserting "Ryan"

    11/11/2004 9:28:52 PM PST · by anymouse · 21 replies · 573+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Nov 11, 2004 | Steve Gorman
    ABC television, backed by Republican Sen. John McCain and other leading conservatives, sought on Thursday to keep nervous affiliate stations from deserting a Veterans Day broadcast of the acclaimed World War Two film "Saving Private Ryan." Several ABC affiliates, including eight stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group and four owned by the Belo Corp. (BLC.N: Quote, Profile, Research) , scheduled other programming, citing concerns about profanity and graphic violence in the film. In Dallas, ABC's Belo-owned affiliate, WFAA, broadcast Oprah Winfrey's talk show and the movie "Hoosiers" instead of "Saving Private Ryan" on Thursday night. Sinclair said the recent...

    11/09/2004 2:52:10 AM PST · by kattracks · 9 replies · 612+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/09/04 | Post TV Staff
    CBS will try to get the FCC to cancel the $550,000 fine the agency slapped the network with in September as a result of the Super Bowl halftime show in which Janet Jackson's breast was bared. In a 78-page letter dated last Friday that the network filed with the Federal Communications Commission, CBS argues that it didn't know about the breast being exposed in advance and is therefore not liable. "No one at the network knew, or had reason to suspect, that the halftime show would end with a glimpse of nudity," the letter said. But the fine, "is...
  • CBS Fined $550,000 for Jackson Stunt

    09/22/2004 11:00:07 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 9 replies · 330+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Sept. 22, 2004 | Jennifer Kerr
    WASHINGTON -- CBS got the bill Wednesday for Janet Jackson's eye-catching flash dance during the Super Bowl halftime show: a record $550,000. The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to fine each of the 20 CBS-owned television stations $27,500, which is the maximum penalty for indecency. The singer's right breast was briefly exposed to millions of television viewers during the show. The fine is the largest against a television broadcaster. "As countless families gathered around the television to watch one of our nation's most celebrated events, they were rudely greeted with a halftime show stunt more fitting of a burlesque show,"...
  • CBS gets record fine over Jackson's breast

    09/05/2004 4:10:11 AM PDT · by snopercod · 38 replies · 1,454+ views
    Reuters UK ^ | September 4, 2004 | anonymous
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission is set to impose a record $550,000 (310,000 pounds) indecency fine against CBS-owned stations for their broadcast of singer Janet Jackson's breast-bearing incident during January's Super Bowl, the Washington Post reports. The newspaper report, which cited unnamed FCC sources, said on Saturday the agency was expected to vote unanimously for the fine, which would be the largest levied against a television broadcaster. The amount represents a $27,500 fine for each of the 20 television stations owned by CBS, which in turn is owned by Viacom Inc, the paper said. The decision could be...
  • Janet Jackson:  Bush White House Used My Boob To Distract From Iraq... ("Developing" On Drudge)

    08/22/2004 1:49:35 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 173 replies · 4,724+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 8/22/04 | Matt Drudge
    As G-d is my solemn witness: that's what it actually says on Drudge's site, right now. :)
  • Used and abused (Janet Jackson Claims Conservative Plot Caused Uproar)

    06/16/2004 8:47:29 AM PDT · by LadyShallott · 65 replies · 316+ views ^ | June 16, 2004
    The singer who brought us Nipplegate feels that she’s the victim of “a plot by conservative forces” in the U.S. according to the Sunday Express of London. “I was used just to take the attention off what was really going on in the world,” Jackson told the paper. “A lot of things that actually happened, the after-effects, all that was already on the desk but everyone’s trying to point the finger, ‘See what you did, see what you did.’ I didn’t do anything. It was going to happen at some point with someone, it just so happened to be me....

    06/04/2004 10:20:55 AM PDT · by The G Man · 22 replies · 224+ views
    DRUDGE REPORT ^ | 6/4/04 | Matt Drudge
    Support The DrudgeReport; Visit Our Advertisers KERRY SUPPORTS FCC INDECENCY CRACKDOWN; CITES 'FAMILY TIME' Fri Jun 4, 2004 12:32:11 ET In an interview set for broadcast Sunday on C-SPAN, presidential hopeful John Kerry says he supports the current FCC crackdown on television indecency, but comes out against the greater scrutiny of pay cable channels like HBO and Showtime. "I think there is a distinction between public broadcast and the notions we've had historically about family time, family hour -- and what you buy privately and personally." "I am not in favor of government interference and censorship and restriction of...
  • Caption Alexandra Kerry at Cannes

    05/17/2004 12:06:39 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 79 replies · 4,879+ views
    AFP ^ | 17 May 2004 | American Foreign Press
    CANNES, France (AFP) - Alexandra Kerry, 30-year-old daughter of US Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites), walked up Cannes' celebrated red-carpet for the premiere of Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill 2" wearing an off-shoulder black number that turned transparent under the flashes. Kerry, who is showing a short film at the festival, was tailed by the press during her stay at Cannes but French newspapers reported that her staff had warned journalists off questions concerning her famous father. Her film entitled "The Last Full Measure" is being presented in the Short Film Corner section and describes the ravage...
  • "NippleGate2" with John Kerry's daughter... warning: graphic

    05/16/2004 10:24:45 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 50 replies · 11,020+ views
    DRUDGE REPORT/The Sun UK ^ | 5/17/2004 | IPWGOP
    It looks like NippleGate2, folks. Drudge has this photo of Kerry's daughter from the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Kerry Daughter Wows Cannes Audience with See-through Dress

    05/16/2004 9:24:57 PM PDT · by nwrep · 170 replies · 8,817+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | May 16, 2004 | nwrep
    THE dishy daughter of US Presidential candidate John Kerry certainly gets our vote. Brunette Alexandra Kerry left movie fans gasping at the Cannes Film Festival in her daring see-through dress. Film director Alexandra, 30, showed at least two reasons why Americans should vote her dad into the White House in November. Democrat Mr Kerry is hoping for a good showing at the polls. His girl is content with just a good showing.
  • Late show news: Stuttering John joins Leno on 'Tonight'; Janet Jackson guests on Letterman

    03/29/2004 2:00:17 PM PST · by In_25_words_or_less · 9 replies · 217+ views
    Various sources ^ | March 29, 2004 | In_25_words_or_less
    <p>"Stuttering John" Melendez will officially join The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as regular announcer. Click link for details.</p> <p>Also tonight, Janet Jackson makes her first CBS appearance since "Nipplegate" as a guest on Late Night with David Letterman.</p>
  • George Carlin Responds to Indecency Uproar

    03/12/2004 9:14:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 924+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/12/04 | Anthny Breznican - AP
    LOS ANGELES - George Carlin (news) famously dissected "The Seven Words You Can't Say on Television" as a way to explore what everyone was so uptight about. Thirty-two years later the same debate is still raging, now fueled by Janet Jackson (news)'s Super Bowl flash, the suspension of Howard Stern's raunchy radio show from six stations and new House legislation that would raise a performer's indecency fine from $11,000 to $500,000. So what does the 66-year-old Carlin think of the current handwringing over what is indecent, profane, obscene, immoral, lewd or insulting? "More of the same, more of the same....
  • Al-Qaeda and Janet Jackson

    02/27/2004 9:39:13 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 3 replies · 139+ views
    ACUF ^ | Andy Olberman
    By now, I'm sure you've all heard about the Janet Jackson Super Bowl debacle. Many have found the sight of Jackson's exposed, middle-aged breast to be vulgar and offensive, but among my peers, it seems the incident wasn't that big of a deal. "Who cares... it was just a boob," is the common response. Surprisingly enough, I felt the same way, but for different reasons. To me, it wasn't a big deal, not because it was "just a boob", but for the simple fact that we see these sorts of things on television daily. In fact, many times, the scenes...
  • Censorship Is Not Solution for Trashy TV

    02/18/2004 10:22:05 AM PST · by bassmaner · 49 replies · 322+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/2004 | Wendy McElroy
    <p>Janet Jackson’s pop-up breast during Super Bowl halftime did not create the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004. But it will propel passage of that Act, the consequences of which may be far worse than a bit of trashy exhibitionism on TV.</p>
  • Bad Courts

    02/16/2004 6:51:04 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 6 replies · 241+ views
    King Features Syndicate ^ | 02-16-04 | Reese, Charley
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For Monday, February 16, 2004 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Archives: Mon.2.16.2004 Fri.2.13.2004 Wed.2.11.2004 Mon.2.9.2004 Fri.2.6.2004 Wed.2.4.2004 Mon.2.2.2004 Fri.1.30.2004 Wed.1.28.2004 Mon.1.26.2004 Fri.1.23.2004 Wed.1.21.2004 Mon.1.19.2004 Bad Courts Years ago, when the U.S. Supreme Court in effect legalized pornography, I predicted that the decision would result in the corruption of the whole culture. And so it has. The reasoning is obvious. If pornography is legal, then everything short of pornography is also legal. As I wrote at the time, the problem would not be the porno shop in a sleazy part of town. The problem would be the profanity and vulgarity that would find its...
  • FCC Chief Calls Super Bowl Show 'New Low'

    02/11/2004 11:02:17 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 14 replies · 186+ views
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Janet Jackson's Super Bowl exposure was "a new low for prime-time television," the government's chief broadcast regulator told lawmakers Wednesday. The Super Bowl halftime show featured a duet by Jackson and Justin Timberlake that ended with Timberlake tearing off part of Jackson's top and exposing her right breast to 90 million TV viewers. The singers said the incident was an accident and have apologized, but it has fueled calls for the government to pay more attention to what goes out on the nation's airwaves. The Federal Communications Commission has received more than 200,000 complaints about the halftime...
  • How to REALLY shock America -- An idea for publicity prostitutes at future halftime shows

    02/09/2004 11:38:54 AM PST · by WrightOnTarget · 3 replies · 155+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2-9-04 | Doug Powers
    Most of us are well aware of what happened during halftime of the Super Bowl. The Federal Communications Commission is investigating, CBS is apologizing, and advertisers are asking for refunds. After the halftime display, shock and dismay circled the globe. Well, not really shock. The real surprise was that it wasn't that shocking. Did anyone really expect to have Janet Jackson, who resembles her brother Michael circa 1987, only more masculine and without the Cub Scout entourage, on stage, and not expect something controversial? Who would possibly think that P. Diddy, Puff Doodle, Pop Cheeto – or whatever he calls...
  • Blue Fusion Releases National Youth Survey on CBS, Janet Jackson; 74% Youths Think CBS Overreacted

    02/09/2004 9:48:14 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 5 replies · 550+ views
    Blue Fusion Releases National Youth Survey on CBS, Janet Jackson; 74 Percent of Youths Think CBS Overreacted 2/9/04 12:34:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Entertainment Reporter Contact: Ronn Torossian of 5W Public Relations, 212-999-5585 or NEW YORK, Feb. 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Blue Fusion, a new youth marketing consultancy formed out of a partnership between D.C. consulting firm Westin Rinehart and teen-marketer BuzzMG announced results today of a national survey of 310 buzzSpotters from all across the U.S. Respondents ranged in age from 12-20 and the survey was administered between Saturday, Feb. 7 and Sunday, Feb. 8. CBS...
  • Janet sued for breast-baring Superbowl

    02/07/2004 8:45:39 AM PST · by MegaSilver · 31 replies · 464+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 07 February 2004 | PTI
    WASHINGTON: A Tennessee woman has sued singer Janet Jackson and others involved in her breast-baring Superbowl half-time show, saying that millions of people are owed monetary damages for exposure to lewd conduct. The suit, filed in Federal Court in Knoxville, Tennessee, also names pop star Justin Timberlake, who, after a suggestive song, tore a piece of Jackson's clothing, exposing her right breast; CBS Broadcasting Inc, which aired the show; MTV Networks Enterprises, which produced it; and the parent of the two companies, Viacom Inc. The action seeks a court order to prevent anything like last Sunday's stunt from being repeated...
  • CBS STRIPS JANET JACKSON FROM THE GRAMMYS (Hollyweirdos contempt for middle-class values)

    02/07/2004 4:29:24 AM PST · by Liz · 43 replies · 1,126+ views
    NY POST ^ | February 7, 2004 | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
    <p>THE ISSUE: CBS's decision to ban Janet Jackson from Sunday night's Grammys.</p> <p>I'm so glad that CBS is giving Janet Jackson the boot from the Grammys ("Grammys Boot Janet - Shamed CBS Execs Can't Bare to Put Her on Again," Feb. 5). She certainly hasn't done her brother any good with her disgusting actions. I think the whole Jackson family has some screws loose - particularly that Jacko nut. That Justin Timberlake is also a joke. Does he actually think anyone believes that he didn't know what would happen at the halftime show? Ruth Lindemann Colorado Springs, Colo.</p>
  • Complaints Pour in to FCC Over Super Bowl Flash

    02/06/2004 4:13:52 PM PST · by Happy2BMe · 37 replies · 545+ views
    Complaints Pour in to FCC Over Super Bowl FlashFri February 06, 2004 06:10 PM ET By Peter Kaplan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Upset television viewers have filed more than 200,000 complaints about Janet Jackson's breast-baring performance at the Super Bowl, a record for the Federal Communication Commission, officials said on Friday. Gripes over the flash of Jackson's breast last Sunday easily eclipsed the FCC's previous record -- 80,000 complaints that came after television actress Nicole Richie used a curse word on the 2003 Billboard Music Awards, the agency said. "The vast majority express outrage that this occurred during a family...
  • Janet Jackson Stunt May Impact Standards

    02/06/2004 1:06:46 AM PST · by kattracks · 37 replies · 405+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/05/04 | DAVID BAUDER, AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- The one-second flash of Janet Jackson's breast at the Super Bowl could end up putting the brakes on years of plunging standards in the down-and-dirty entertainment industry.</p> <p>"This particular event might be, for the moment, the straw that broke the camel's back on the patience of the audience," said talk show host Carson Daly, a veteran presence on MTV, which produced the offending halftime show. "Tolerance of this sort of sexual imagery may have reached its peak."</p>
  • Knoxville resident files lawsuit against Jackson, CBS, MTV

    02/06/2004 7:51:19 AM PST · by pnz1 · 5 replies · 142+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 02/06/04 | Associated Press
    Suit claims halftime act caused harm to families KNOXVILLE — Terri Carlin wants to make Janet Jackson's bare breast into a federal case. Carlin filed a proposed class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court Wednesday against Jackson, singer Justin Timberlake, broadcasters MTV and CBS and their parent company, Viacom. Carlin alleges that she and others who watched the halftime show during Sunday's Super Bowl were injured by the performers' lewd actions when Timberlake ripped off part of Jackson's costume, exposing her right breast.
  • Keeping Abreast of the Culture Wars (Ingraham)

    02/05/2004 1:53:24 PM PST · by Choose Ye This Day · 44 replies · 2,349+ views ^ | February 5, 2004 | Laura Ingraham
    Keeping Abreast of the Culture Wars Yes, the Super Bowl half-time show was unfit for children to watch and just plain insulting to the rest of us. Most of the commercials made the humor from the movie Wayne’s World seem positively high-brow--old people being tripped, women being burned from torched horse flatulence, a monkey hitting on a woman. But network television didn’t just fall into the sink hole overnight. This cultural slide has been happening for decades and for decades those who were trying to raise public awareness about it were branded a bunch of unhip philistines, throwbacks to the...
  • Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Viacom,Janet,Justin,etc.

    02/05/2004 11:43:40 AM PST · by cyborg · 210 replies · 290+ views
    SORRY: How TSG cost 60 Minutes a Jacko exclusive FEBRUARY 5--It took almost three days, but the first lawsuit has been filed in connection with Janet Jackson's breast. A Tennessee woman yesterday filed a proposed class action lawsuit "on behalf of all Americans" who watched the Super Bowl halftime show and were somehow injured by Miss Jackson's adorned nipple. In the below federal complaint, Terri Carlin, a 47-year-old Knoxville bank employee, contends that Jackson's exposure and other "sexually explicit conduct" during halftime festivities caused viewers to "suffer outrage, anger, embarrassment and serious injury." Details of those supposed injuries were not...
  • Propriety Malfunction

    02/05/2004 5:43:30 AM PST · by 7thson · 4 replies · 196+ views
    ComPost ^ | Thursday, February 5, 2004 | Marjorie Williams
    Let me get this straight. The federal government and a huge posse of editorial writers have got their knickers in a twist because Super Bowl watchers -- children, even! -- were exposed for a few seconds to the corrupting sight of Janet Jackson's right breast. ... So forgive me if I am nothing but sourly amused at the outrage over Janet Jackson's breast. It serves the hypocrites at all the official fonts of indignation right that they, and we, are nothing but pawns in the marketing of her new CD. Wake me when it's over.
  • Comic Strip Hits New Low, Follows Jackson's Lead

    02/05/2004 5:22:32 AM PST · by Jack Bull · 15 replies · 207+ views ^ | 2/5/04 | Sprengelmeyer and Davis
    Captain RibMan put on three day delay after baring both breasts in strip. "Superhero" blames Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and a "costume malfunction."
  • Nice collection of Superbowl photos

    02/04/2004 10:54:22 PM PST · by rexarino · 3 replies · 578+ views
    The web ^ | 02.004.04 | Unknown
    Nice collection of superbowl photos.
  • Janet Let the Dogs Out

    02/04/2004 4:53:18 PM PST · by IronJack · 46 replies · 312+ views
    Original ^ | Feb. 4, 2004 | IronJack
    So one of Janet Jackson’s puppies slipped the leash during Sunday night’s big Super Bowl halftime show. Offensive? Sure. Tacky? Of course. But there’s nothing surprising about any of that. Tacky, tawdry, crassly sexual - those are modern-day show biz’s trademarks. Complaining about a loose booby during a hip-hop pop-slop halftime show is like complaining that the floor at the car wash is wet. MTV-style “music” is nothing but soft-core porn these days. Why would the Super Bowl be any different? And spare me the anguish expressed on behalf of “the children.” First of all, it’s not children making a...