Justin Timberlake’s mother Lynn Harless spoke with ‘Access Hollywood’ in her first interview since the *NSYNC star exposed the breast of Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl. “We were shocked, everybody was shocked,” said Harless. “Not shocked like ‘I can’t believe he did that,’ shocked like ‘I can’t believe that happened,’ because it happened to him, just like it happened to us, so we were all just shocked.” When asked how Timberlake himself felt about the incident, the pop star’s mom said that, “He was stunned and embarrassed too, so he didn’t know what to say.”
Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl Breast Flash Pays Off
February 26, 2004 – Susan Blond, who heads the publicity firm Susan Blond Inc. and who has represented Janet twice in the past decade, tells Star magazine the singer’s Super Bowl breast flash was the “best” thing that could have happened. “She’s in the news, she’s on the cover of every magazine, and on 60 Minutes,” says Blond. “You couldn’t do any better with a CD coming out.”
Janet Jackson To Do First Post-Breast Flash Interview
February 24, 2004 – The New York Daily News reports Diane Sawyer has beat out the competition, including her ABC News colleague Barbara Walters, for the right to speak with Janet for a ‘Prime Time’ show in mid-March, her first interview since the Super Bowl breast flash and just in time for the release of her latest CD, ‘Damita Jo’. ABC News and Sawyer declined to comment yesterday. “She can’t talk about an interview that she hasn’t done yet,” a spokesman said.
Janet Jackson’s New Video Shoot Completed
February 23, 2004 – Contributed by Kizzardkid:
Janet finished shooting the music video for ‘Just A Little While’ yesterday, according to the Miss Janet International Fanclub. The video was shot by Dave Meyers. In addition to that video, Janet will be shooting another music video at the beginning of March. The fanclub is also reporting that Janet’s promotional tour for the album will begin in March in London, then will be off to the U.S. and Japan, and then will go back to Europe.
Randy Jackson Not Surprised By Janet’s Breast Flash
February 19, 2004 – TV Guide Online caught up with ‘American Idol’ judge Randy Jackson and asked him if he thought Janet Jackson intended to show her nipple at the Super Bowl. “I think it was definitely planned,” Randy responded. “Wasn’t she wearing a pastie? I don’t think people normally put pasties on, do they?” Asked if it surprised him, Jackson said, “No. The music business is always crazy and wild and unpredictable; that’s what I love about it. And all of the people that say they don’t are liars because we all live vicariously through these people. I think it was great. I think people are making too much of a boob.”
Anthony Of Opie And Anthony Comments On Janet’s Flash
February 19, 2004 – Anthony Cumia of Opie and Anthony has fired back at the congressional media indecency hearings that have portrayed O&A as peddlers of filth. In a statement on the O&A Web site, Cumia argues persuasively that the Janet Jackson case is a huge flap over not much of anything. He also argues that strictly for on-air content, the “sex in St. Patrick’s” stunt that got O&A removed from WNEW in August 2002 was not indecent.
The complete story on what he had to say at foundrymusic.com has since been removed.