Monday, May 4, 2009

Court Orders Breast Re-Examination

Old Flashdance In For Supreme Review
As reported in Variety,"The Supreme Court ordered a federal appeals court reconsider a ruling that threw out a $550,000 fine against CBS for Janet Jackson's infamous "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl half time show in 2004.

The court directed the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia to reexamine the case, after the appellate panel said last June the FCC had not justified its fines because it had previously "explained that isolated or fleeting material did not fall within the scope of actionable indecency." The appellate court also questioned whether the actions of Jackson and Justin Timberlake could be blamed on CBS.

History shows Jackson's career started to decline after the incident. Her first album released since the Super Bowl, Damita Jo, was released in March 2004 to poor critical reception despite moderate worldwide sales and three Grammy nominations in 2005. Her following album, 20 Y.O., did not sell as well despite better critical reception. Jackson's music videos initially lost airplay on channels such as MTV and VH1.

2004: Reliving Nippletapegate

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