Posts tagged "fcc"

The FCC Is Itching To Reopen The Nipplegate Case

How retro. The FCC has proclaimed that it would like to "further investigate" Nipplegate, i.e., the moment in 2004 when Justin Timberlake pulled at Janet Jackson's costume during the Super Bowl halftime show, baring her pierced nipple and traumatizing children for years, even though a commercial for Viagra that made reference to a "four-hour erection"…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 16, 2009

Is Midget A Bad Word?

Okay, so names have always been a touchy subject in our society. Do you call someone Black or African-American? He-she or Transgender? Disabled or Physically Challenged? But when did midget become a disputed term? Apparently after an episode of "Celebrity Apprentice" aired. In it, contestants came up with a soap called, "Jesse James and the…

By: Zandile Blay / July 8, 2009

CBS & Janet Jackson Win Fight For Their Right To Flash

Justin Timberlake could have Janet Jackson naked by the end of his song. In a surprising landmark judicial decision, the US Circuit Court of Appeals stopped the FCC from fining CBS over half a mil for the infamous 2004 halftime split second strip show...er, wardrobe malfunction. The Court ruled in favor of JT, Janet, and…

By: Simcha / July 22, 2008

Jane Fonda, The FCC Is Listening!

Jane Fonda better wash her mouth out with soap! The Federal Communications Commission is trying to impose stricter regulations for what they call “fleeting expletives” -- like when the Barberella star dropped the c-word on The Today Show a couple weeks ago and the world freaked out. Thus far, the Appeals Court has been stalling…

By: Simcha / March 5, 2008

The Boob Tube

It’s been four years since Nipplegate, the backlash from the controversial Super Bowl half-time show that beamed Janet Jackson’s ta-ta across the country. CBS had to flash over a half a million dollars cash for the un-coverage, but now that’s looking cheaper than the vinyl costume that “malfunctioned”. The FCC is at it again and…

By: Simcha / January 28, 2008