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  • 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...
  • 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. :)
  • Nipplegate's web

    03/12/2004 8:01:22 AM PST · by Capt. Canuck · 8 replies · 245+ views ^ | March 12, 2004 | By Andrew Hornery with Joel Gibson
    Artist's impression . . . Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake re-enacting the infamous Nipplegate fiasco. Photo: AFP What took them so long? The 24-year-old Canadian artist Siobhan Sawatsky has created a Barbie-sized version of Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake re-enacting the infamous Nipplegate fiasco. The dolls are for sale on eBay, with bids starting at $US49.99 ($67) and reaching $US112.50 by the time we went to press. Sawatsky told E! online: "The dolls took only a couple of evenings to create. However, if I had known they were going to create such a hype, I would have spent more time...
  • 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...
  • Woman files suit over Super Bowl halftime show

    02/07/2004 12:28:51 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 16 replies · 484+ views ^ | 2.7.04 | By The Associated Press
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — 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 this week against Jackson, singer Justin Timberlake, broadcasters MTV and CBS and their parent company, Viacom. Carlin alleges in the Feb. 4 suit that she and others who watched the halftime show during the Super Bowl were injured by the performers' lewd actions when Timberlake ripped off part of Jackson's costume, exposing her breast. In the lawsuit, Carlin charges that the exposure and "sexually explicit conduct" by other performers during the show injured...
  • Janet, Justin Invited Back to Grammys [Boycott Alert...We must contact sponsors] [Boycott Alert...We

    02/07/2004 8:50:12 AM PST · by mr. mojo risin · 67 replies · 385+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 2-7-04 | FOX
    <p>Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake have been invited back to Sunday’s Grammy telecast on CBS.</p> <p>The only proviso: each of them must issue a one-sentence apology on screen about their actions at the Super Bowl half time show last Sunday.</p>
  • Let FCC know your outrage of S.B. Half-Time X-rated "Show!"

    02/06/2004 10:46:56 PM PST · by danamco · 139 replies · 550+ views
    Parents Television Council E-Alert February 2, 2004 Take Action Against CBS' Outrageous Super Bowl Stunt Millions of Children Watch Bare-Breasted Half-Time Performance During last night's broadcast of the Super Bowl on CBS, more than 140 million Americans, including millions of children, saw pop-star Janet Jackson's exposed breast during her half-time performance with Justin Timberlake. The Parents Television Council - America's most influential advocacy organization protecting children against sex, violence and profanity - is calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to levy a hefty fine for every affiliate that aired the egregious half-time show. We need your immediate help to...
  • MORE NIPPLE RIPPLES (Jackson dixiechicked---now in rehab)

    02/06/2004 9:28:14 AM PST · by Liz · 90 replies · 390+ views
    VARIETY ^ | Feb 5, 2004 | John Dempsey, Denise Martin, and AP
    (Variety) TNT's telecast of the SAG Awards could for the first time carry a 10-second audio delay, as the fallout over Janet Jackson's fallen breast continued Thursday. In addition, a publicist for Jackson confirmed that the singer will not be presenting at this Sunday's Grammycast (, Feb. 3), while industry insiders said CBS and NARAS continue to discuss whether to ask Justin Timberlake to recuse himself from performing at the event. In an odd coincidence, dozens of execs from Fox Entertainment's film and TV units met yesterday for a half-day seminar dubbed "Producing Content in the New Millennium: Balancing Creativity...
  • TiVo watchers uneasy after post-Super Bowl reports

    02/06/2004 11:41:45 AM PST · by AreaMan · 82 replies · 415+ views
    cnet ^ | 05 Feb 04 | Ben Charny
    Story last modified February 5, 2004, 3:21 PM PST Janet Jackson's Super Bowl flash dance was shocking in more ways than one: Some TiVo users say the event brought home the realization that their beloved digital video recorders are watching them, too. On Monday, TiVo said the exposure of Jackson's breast during her halftime performance was the most-watched moment to date on its device, which, when combined with the TiVo subscription service, lets viewers pause and "rewind" live television broadcasts, among other features. TiVo said users had watched the skin-baring incident nearly three times more than any other moment during...
  • Bring Back Shame and Prudery (Vanity)

    02/06/2004 11:53:32 AM PST · by Judith Anne · 117 replies · 395+ views
    Vanity ^ | 2-6-2004 | Me, Judith Anne
    Can people's behavior be changed? Can their expectations of consequences for lewdness be awakened? Most of us don't go around flashing breasts, bumping and grinding, tearing off clothes, or singing sexually aggressive songs... I'm not a kid anymore...I do feel sorry for little girls and boys today, they have an entire industry battering their brains with soft porn before they even get a chance to learn wonder they don't have their minds on their schoolwork... The blurring of the line between innocent youth and responsible adulthood occurs much much lower on the age scale now...didn't used to be that...

    02/06/2004 12:40:03 AM PST · by kattracks · 46 replies · 208+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/06/04 | AMIT SRIVASTAVA
    <p>February 6, 2004 -- For Janet Jackson, it was the breast of times, but for one Tennessee woman it was so bad that she is filing a federal lawsuit demanding billions of dollars in damages.</p> <p>Bank worker Terri Carlin wants compensation for herself and millions of viewers "injured" by the lewd behavior of Jackson and fellow performer Justin Timberlake during Sunday's Super Bowl coverage.</p>
  • 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>
  • SoCal school cancels MTV filming; officials cite Super Bowl show

    02/05/2004 1:27:55 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 16 replies · 278+ views
    SoCal school cancels MTV filming; officials cite Super Bowl show (Laguna Beach-AP) -- School officials in Orange County are reneging on a plan to allow M-T-V to film a reality show with high school students. The Laguna Beach Unified School District's board says the decision comes in light of the M-T-V-produced Super Bowl halftime performance when Justin Timberlake ripped off part of Janet Jackson's costume -- revealing her right breast. Faced with opposition from angry parents the school board voted yesterday to forbid the network from filming the students. Board members had tentatively approved the deal last week. It...
  • 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...

    02/05/2004 12:41:29 AM PST · by kattracks · 50 replies · 302+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/05/04 | DON KAPLAN and PAULA FROELICH
    <p>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.</p>
  • Boobs in the News - (Ann Coulter)

    02/05/2004 1:32:58 AM PST · by kattracks · 51 replies · 193+ views ^ | 2/05/04 | Ann Coulter
    Just to give you a snapshot of the current Democratic Party, in the primaries this week, Dennis Kucinich got three times as many votes in North Dakota as Joe Lieberman did. After that, Lieberman quit the race. In sympathy with Lieberman and facing similar odds – I'm quitting the race too. To my supporters: Hey, we didn't go all the way, but just look how much we accomplished! In his concession speech, Lieberman thanked each one of the Democratic presidential candidates for contributing to the race and thanked Al Sharpton in particular for inciting no additional violence against the Jews....
  • Jackson Bares Soul. A Nation Mourns.

    02/05/2004 4:23:10 AM PST · by vanderleun · 13 replies · 222+ views
    American Digest ^ | Feb. 5, 2004 | Gerard Van der leun
    In a videotape released to the media, Janet Jackson apologized for the breast-baring incident.
  • Flags Keep Dropping on Super Bowl Stunt (Hollyweirdos bellyache about "censorship")

    02/05/2004 5:27:08 AM PST · by Liz · 99 replies · 320+ views
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | By Thursday, February 5, 2004; Page C01 | Lisa de Moraes
    Like something in a B-horror flick, Janet Jackson's radioactive right breast has morphed into the monster that's eating Hollywood. In the past 24 hours: • Jackson's name was stricken from the official list of presenters for Sunday's Grammy Awards telecast on CBS. That's the same network that beamed us the Super Bowl game during which Jackson's breast made its broadcast TV debut in a stunt that duet partner Justin Timberlake called a "wardrobe malfunction." According to one source close to the production, CBS and the Recording Academy are waiting for her to graciously bow out; if she does not soon,...
  • 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.
  • Forget Nipplegate, Prepare for Ponchogate

    02/05/2004 9:10:26 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 176 replies · 1,267+ views ^ | 02/04/04
    LOS ANGELES ( - The Veterans of Foreign Wars have had it up to here with all of the fuss about the exposure of Janet Jackson's bejeweled breast during Sunday (Feb. 1) night's Super Bowl halftime show. Nudity is one thing, but messing with the American flag is a whole other kettle of fish. Hence, the VFW is taking aim at the unofficial Pimp of the Nation, Kid Rock. While a statement from the 104-year-old organization only describes Jackson's pastie flaunting as "nearly lewd," the VFW takes umbrage at Rock's even less revealing attire. The singer and "Biker Boyz" star...

    02/05/2004 1:06:51 AM PST · by kattracks · 23 replies · 288+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/05/04 | DON KAPLAN
    <p>February 5, 2004 -- The Academy Awards have been sucked into Janet Jackson's bare-breast fiasco. ABC has pressured the Academy of Motion Pictures & Sciences to agree to a five-second delay on the Feb. 29 telecast, but the organization is protesting.</p>
  • 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."
  • Purity of the Powells (Dowd alert)

    02/04/2004 8:44:24 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 8 replies · 169+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 02/05/04 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON Washington is in the virtue business this week.Center stage is a riveting father-son drama. (No, not that one.)At the Federal Communications Commission, Michael Powell is trying to save America's virtue, while over at the State Department, his father, Colin, is trying to save his own virtue.They are both obsessing about something that should have been there, but suddenly wasn't.The son demanded an explanation for Janet Jackson's missing material, while the father wrestled with an explanation for Saddam Hussein's missing matériel.The son opened an inquiry into something everyone had already seen, as the father defended his speech making the case...
  • Peggy Noonan: Janet Jackson and the Frog

    02/04/2004 9:05:12 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 135 replies · 1,637+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 02/05/04 | Peggy Noonan
    <p>Has our culture gone iredeemably to pot, or can we jump for our lives?</p> <p>On Saturday night Sept. 8, 2001, I did something unusual. I went to Madison Square Garden to watch the taping of a Michael Jackson special that was soon to be aired on CBS. A friend had come to town with tickets and we decided to meet for dinner and go together. We thought it would be fun because we thought it would be strange.</p>
  • James Lileks: In the Flash of a Breast, the Blurring of a Line

    02/04/2004 1:05:28 PM PST · by quidnunc · 29 replies · 465+ views
    The Newhouse News Service ^ | February 4, 2004 | James Lileks
    By now the furor over Janet Jackson's unholstered mammary has died down, thanks to Howard Dean professing his clinical boredom with visible bosoms. He's a doctor, he noted, and he sees this sort of thing all the time. (Somewhere Bill Clinton is slapping his forehead: Med school, not politics! Of course! Idiot!) Said Dean of the Federal Communications Commission's pending investigation: "In general, I think the FCC does have a role in promoting some reasonable standard of decency. However, considering what's on television these days, I think the FCC is being pretty silly about investigating this. … I don't find...
  • Janet Makes History

    02/04/2004 1:07:39 PM PST · by yonif · 9 replies · 213+ views
    Lycos ^ | February 4, 2004
    Janet Jackson exposing her breast during the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday night has proved to be the most-searched event in the history of the Internet. On Monday, Janet Jackson and the halftime show received 60 times as many searches as the Paris Hilton sex tape and 80 times as many searches as Britney Spears. Jackson was searched 50 times for every request for the topic that normally dominates on the day after the game, Super Bowl commercials. She also received 275 times as many searches as the streaker who ran on the field before the second half, and...
  • Boobs in the news

    02/04/2004 4:13:05 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 24 replies · 213+ views
    wnd ^ | February 4, 2004 | Ann Coulter
    Just to give you a snapshot of the current Democratic Party, in the primaries this week, Dennis Kucinich got three times as many votes in North Dakota as Joe Lieberman did. After that, Lieberman quit the race. In sympathy with Lieberman and facing similar odds – I'm quitting the race too. To my supporters: Hey, we didn't go all the way, but just look how much we accomplished! In his concession speech, Lieberman thanked each one of the Democratic presidential candidates for contributing to the race and thanked Al Sharpton in particular for inciting no additional violence against the Jews....
  • Janet Jackson to Be a Grammy No-Show (Jackson is uninvited)

    02/04/2004 7:45:34 PM PST · by hotpotato · 72 replies · 421+ views
    WA Post ^ | Feb 04, 2004
    After glimpsing more of Janet Jackson than they bargained for during a notorious Super Bowl halftime show, television viewers may miss the singer altogether on the upcoming Grammy Awards broadcast. Jackson, whose breast-baring Super Bowl performance sparked a public furor and federal regulatory investigation, will not be appearing as a Grammy Awards presenter as previously planned, according to reports Wednesday on syndicated TV shows "Entertainment Tonight" and "Access Hollywood." "Access Hollywood" added that the CBS network, which carried the Super Bowl telecast and is broadcasting the Grammys this coming Sunday, retracted its invitation for Jackson to introduce a planned Grammy...
  • 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...
  • Internal Viacom Memo on Super Bowl Halftime

    02/04/2004 1:49:01 PM PST · by IonInsights · 54 replies · 272+ views
    Viacom ^ | February 03, 2004 | Mel Karmazin, Viacom
    To: All Viacom Employees From: Mel Karmazin Date: February 03, 2004 RE: Super Bowl Half Time Show As you know, the incident during the Super Bowl's Half Time Show on Sunday has received a significant amount of attention both in the media and in Washington, D.C. Because of the speculation and misinformation about what transpired, I want to update you on the facts and also on what we are doing to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future. First let me say that everyone at Viacom, CBS and MTV was shocked and embarrassed about what transpired at the end...
  • Report: Janet Jackson OUT of Grammys picture

    02/04/2004 2:10:24 PM PST · by TheBigB · 51 replies · 306+ views
    ESPN online ^ | 2/4/04 | AP
    LOS ANGELES -- On the heels of Janet Jackson's stunning breast-baring incident on Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show, Jackson reportedly will not appear on the CBS Grammys telecast. "Entertainment Tonight" is reporting Jackson won't be participating in a tribute to Luther Vandross on Sunday night. She was previously scheduled to be a part of the Grammy Awards tribute. No reason was available for her departure. Jackson, CBS, MTV, the NFL and Justin Timberlake have all apologized for the Super Bowl's too-revealing halftime show. CBS said Tuesday it would institute a video delay system to avoid any recurrence at Sunday's Grammy...
  • NFL Cancels Chasez Performance (Nipplegate Fallout: Pro Bowl Halftime Show Changed)

    02/04/2004 2:08:43 PM PST · by Timesink · 83 replies · 511+ views
    TelevisionWeek ^ | February 4, 2004
    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004 NFL Cancels Chasez PerformanceThe NFL has taken one of its first actions in the wake of the controversy surrounding the Super Bowl halftime show by canceling a halftime performance by JC Chasez, a member of Justin Timberlake's band *NSYNC, scheduled for this weekend's Pro Bowl on ESPN.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...
  • Shocks mar quality television

    02/04/2004 9:55:24 AM PST · by NorCoGOP · 12 replies · 167+ views
    OXFORD, Miss. -- What is it about Justin Timberlake? It seems that all the high-profile relationships in which he has been involved have led the girls to sheer desperation. Surely you don't need to be reminded of the infamous Britney Spears and Madonna kiss, followed by Spears' quickie marriage and annulment with Jason Alexander. Spears, however, may have to raise her stakes if she wants to remain in the headlines. Much of the nation understands what I am talking about, just as they know of Janet Jackson's previous relationship to Timberlake and witnessed her exposure during the recent Super Bowl...
  • Up close and too personal at the Sleaze Bowl

    02/04/2004 10:44:36 AM PST · by Caleb1411 · 16 replies · 164+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/4/04 | Marianne M. Jennings
    As I sat watching the Super Bowl half-time extravaganza, which I have always found to carry the culture level of the Elvis look-alike shows at the Pierre's Lucky Seven Casino and Putt-Putt Golf Range, I muttered, "Who choreographed this thing? Beelzebub?" My 9-year old, who had my hand over his eyes whined, "Mom, I can't see. And who's Beelzebub?" Then the writhing began. Men in red underpants, that appeared to be made of Mylar, were lying on the stage wriggling erotically. Oddly, they were wearing garter belts and Ed Norton hats. It looked like Victoria's Secret's interpretation of the Rugrats'...
  • Janet Jackson's PR Bonanza

    02/04/2004 11:33:08 AM PST · by kinghorse · 11 replies · 257+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, February 3, 2004 | Tim Goodman
    <p>The Janet Jackson Breast Across America Super Bowl Stunt -- trademark now pending -- is one of those great stories that encapsulates money, morality, spin, corporate bloat, entertainment banality and the age-old American conundrum of which is worse, sex or violence.</p>
  • Timber! for Timberlake?

    02/04/2004 6:57:28 AM PST · by madprof98 · 48 replies · 179+ views
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | 2/3/04 | James B. Arndorfer
    McD's considers options after celebrity's gaffe McDonald’s Corp. is calling “inappropriate” the notorious Super Bowl halftime show incident involving celebrity spokesman Justin Timberlake. But—at least for now—the fast-food giant is sticking with the singer. “There is no change in our relationship,” says a company spokesman. Mr. Timberlake sang and had a brief cameo in one of the first ads in McDonald’s new “I’m lovin’ it” campaign. McDonald’s also sponsored a European tour by Mr. Timberlake that ended last month. Sunday's Super Bowl gaffe—in which Mr. Timberlake removed part of singer Janet Jackson’s costume during a performance and exposed her right...
  • Spike Lee blasts Jackson's breast-baring

    02/04/2004 5:56:20 AM PST · by new cruelty · 132 replies · 448+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 4, 2004 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK -- Film director Spike Lee criticized Janet Jackson's surprise breast-baring during the Super Bowl halftime show last weekend as a "new low" of attention-getting antics by entertainers. Meanwhile, Jackson issued another apology in a videotape released to the media. The pop star had apologized Monday night in a written statement. "I am really sorry if I offended anyone. That was truly not my intention," she said. "MTV, CBS, the NFL had no knowledge of this whatsoever, and unfortunately, the whole thing went wrong in the end." At the end of their duet Sunday, Justin Timberlake snatched off part...
  • Justin rips booby-trap (He Didn't Have A Clue)

    02/04/2004 1:24:15 AM PST · by kattracks · 82 replies · 371+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 2/04/04 | GEORGE RUSH and BILL HUTCHINSON
    Now even Justin is mad at Janet. Justin Timberlake is telling friends Janet Jackson blindsided him with the last-second, breast-baring addition to their Super Bowl act, sources said yesterday. The pop stars' tiff over Sunday's bosom bombshell came as the head of MTV, which produced the halftime show for CBS, blamed Jackson for the peep show seen by an audience of 89 million. "Janet Jackson engineered it," MTV Chief Executive Tom Freston said. "We were Punk'd by Janet Jackson." As fallout over the flop-out grew yesterday, Timberlake was claiming to pals he was bamboozled by Jackson. "She lied to him,"...
  • Viacom's Porn Channel - There's a reason so many teenagers want their MTV ~ WSJ.

    02/04/2004 3:08:40 AM PST · by Elle Bee · 61 replies · 942+ views
    The Wall Street Journal. ^ | February 4,2004 | The Wall Street Journal. Editorial Board
    <p>So the entire world has now got a taste of what passes for entertainment on MTV every day. That was our reaction to the furor over the MTV-produced Super Bowl halftime show, which network President Judy McGrath described as "exciting" and "great" and marred only by "five seconds none of us knew anything about."</p>

    02/04/2004 12:42:15 AM PST · by kattracks · 15 replies · 156+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2/02/04 | DON KAPLAN
    <p>February 4, 2004 -- After a day of crisis talks, CBS yesterday agreed to let Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake remain on this Sunday's Grammy telecast - but said it was working on new technology to censor any "inappropriate and unexpected events." The network, which has been under tremendous pressure to dump Jackson and Timberlake after their X-rated halftime antics at the Boob Bowl, said the new system was insurance against an encore performance.</p>
  • Post-Super Bowl, Bare Breasts on 'ER' Raise Alarm (Nipplegate II, Coming Thursday Night on NBC)

    02/04/2004 12:41:02 AM PST · by Timesink · 92 replies · 878+ views
    TelevisionWeek ^ | February 3, 2004
    Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004 Post-Super Bowl, Bare Breasts on 'ER' Raise AlarmOnly days after the firestorm created when Janet Jackson exposed her breast during the Super Bowl, plans to air an episode of "ER" on NBC Thursday evening that includes a view of an elderly female patient's bare breast are raising serious concerns among the network's affiliates. Some NBC affiliates are so uneasy about the scene planned for the first night of sweeps that at least one station group executive described himself Tuesday as "considering what my options are" should NBC decide to air the hour with the exposed breast....
  • 'Silly' Howard

    02/03/2004 10:39:12 PM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 100+ views ^ | 2/04/04 | Linds Chavez
    Howard Dean stepped into the culture wars this week by proclaiming as "silly" a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigation of the on-air smut that passed for halftime entertainment at this year's Super Bowl. "There's a great many far worse things on television that you can inadvertently turn on when you happen to be cruising through cable at regular viewing hours," Dean said from the campaign trail. He didn't explain how he would know, however, since he and his wife have repeatedly told us that they don't subscribe to cable television. Apparently, Dr. Dean didn't see Janet Jackson's exposed breast on...
  • CBS to lengthen tape delay at Grammys

    02/03/2004 10:07:34 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 119+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/04/04 | Chris Baker
    <p>TV network CBS, reeling from the scandalous performance by Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake during the Super Bowl halftime show, said yesterday it will add an extra delay to its live broadcast Sunday of the Grammy Awards, which will feature appearances by the pop stars.</p>
  • Another reason to shoot your TV

    02/03/2004 10:13:30 PM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 317+ views ^ | 2/04/04 | Kathleen Parker
    Now we know why Michael Jackson throws towels and veils over his children's heads. His sister, Janet, might be on TV. Few things are more ennui provoking than discussions of Janet Jackson's breast, which she and dance partner Justin Timberlake infamously exposed for America's families during Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show. Like most grown-ups, I'd rather ignore Jackson and Timberlake, sort of the way you ignore children who think they're making a revolutionary statement by wearing their pants halfway down their backsides. With time, you figure, it'll occur to them why people keep talking to them as though English were...
  • The Super Bowl Sinkhole

    02/03/2004 2:49:12 PM PST · by FlyLow · 9 replies · 1,455+ views
    Bozell Columns ^ | 2-3-04 | L. Brent Bozell III
    Sports are supposed to remain as an inspirational oasis in our culture, a place where merit and performance, and even dazzling feats of prowess grab our attention. Too often in recent years, as professional sports has grown massively popular, the gap between athletic performance on the field and athletic misbehavior off the field has widened into a chasm. But the latest shocking sports news says something worse: now expectations of virtue in sports fans are also falling apart. Even before the sleaze parade known at this year’s Super Bowl unfolded, sports pages were lamenting what was happening at the University...
  • FREEP This Poll

    02/02/2004 1:32:43 PM PST · by eilat59 · 27 replies · 332+ views
    Freep this poll on CBS and the Super Bowl. Take the Poll
  • CBS: Parents Must Protect Kids from Football Violence

    02/02/2004 8:24:40 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 88 replies · 259+ views
    CBS: Parents Must Protect Kids from Football Violence (2004-02-02) -- Executives at Viacom, the parent company of CBS and MTV, this morning reacted with surprise at complaints about partial nudity, off-color commercials and flag desecration during the halftime show of last night's Super Bowl. "We produce age-appropriate programming," said an unnamed Viacom spokesman. "Parents must protect their children from violent sports. That's why we broadcast the Super Bowl early Sunday evening, when most children will be at church services or working on homework and getting to bed early. What kind of parents allow their kids to stay up after 8...
  • CBS: Super Bowl Highest Rated in 6 Years

    02/02/2004 12:22:29 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 59 replies · 512+ views
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sunday night's Super Bowl, noted as much for a slip of flesh by singer Janet Jackson (news) as for a close win by the New England Patriots over the Carolina Panthers, was the highest rated in six years, CBS said on Monday. Citing preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research, the network said the championship football game drew a 44.2 household rating, which represents the percentage of homes that own television sets. That was up 1 percent over 2003 and the best since 1998. The game's share, or percentage of television sets that were actually in use...