E! Online’s Ted Casablanca reports that Michael Jackson may have prompted Janet Jackson to flash her breast at the Super Bowl in Houston. Asked if it had to do with the King of Pop’s child molestation situation, a source responded, “You bet it does. The Jacksons are a unified front for Michael right now. Janet was willing to do anything. And that’s precisely what she did. And why.”
Powell Considered ‘License Revocation’ Hearing For Viacom / CBS
February 8, 2004 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell considered holding a dramatic license revocation hearing against CBS after last week’s Super Bowl breast flash by Janet Jackson during her halftime show with *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake, the Drudge Report has learned. A furious Powell vocalized the “license revocation” option against CBS-owned broadcast outlets to senior staff at the FCC in the hours and days after the event, a top source said from Washington.
Grammys May Let Janet Jackson Go On – But Will She?
February 8, 2004 – With less than 24 hours to go before the Grammy Awards, Janet hadn’t responded to their offer of appearing if she apologizes on air for her Super Bowl peep show, leaving her attendance up in the air, insiders told the New York Daily News. As for the added 5-minute delay, viewers can still expect some surprises. “We’re not going to use the technology to turn the Grammys into SpongeBob SquarePants,” CBS executive Martin Franks said. “It will still be the Grammys.”
Plenty Of Cleavage Expected For Grammy Awards
February 7, 2004 – Even though viewers definitely won’t be seeing any raunch onstage at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night after Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl breast flash, there will certainly be skin on display on the red carpet. “We’re going to see a lot of cleavage,” Hollywood stylist Phillip Bloch predicted to The New York Post. “Everyone is in a ‘breast’ state of mind these days – not only because of Janet, but because of the Golden Globes, where Mary-Louise Parker showed all her cleavage and then made that hilarious joke about how she was breast-feeding and it made her boobs look so good.”
Does The First Amendment Protect Janet And Justin?
February 7, 2004 – Michael C. Dorf, Professor of Law at Columbia University, weighed in on the Janet Jackson breast-baring incident at the Super Bowl and a federal probe by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell of the entire show that has followed. He asks, “Was the halftime show unsuitable for the millions of small children watching? Sure. But so are half the shows on prime-time television. And more importantly, the First Amendment provides that ‘Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech.’ How, then, can the FCC impose fines on the halftime performers and broadcasters, as it has threatened to do?” Read more.
Michael Jackson Doesn’t Do Silverware
February 6, 2004 – The National Enquirer reports that while shopping for dishes for his Beverly Hills mansion, Michael Jackson was asked if he wanted matching silverware. Jackson freaked out saying “No, no, no” and walked off. One of his “people” told the salesman that Jackson doesn’t use silverware, he eats with his hands.