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Breasts, buttocks banned by CBS from Grammys

NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS is asking stars not to bare too much skin at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.

The network requests that "buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered" for the televised award show. The memo sent out Wednesday also warned against "see-through clothing," exposure of "the genital region" and said that "thong type costumes are problematic."

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Representatives for CBS and the Recording Academy declined to comment on Thursday. Deadline Hollywood first reported the memo.

CBS broadcast the infamous 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that included Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction." The network was initially fined by the Federal Communications Commission, though the fine was later overturned.

The 55th annual Grammy Awards will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. EST at Los Angles' Staples Center.

Here's the full memo:

CBS Program Practices advises that all talent appearing on camera please adhere to Network policy concerning wardrobe. Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible "puffy" bare skin exposure.

Please avoid commercial identification of actual brand name products on T-shirts. Foreign language on wardrobe will need to be cleared. OBSCENITY OR PARTIALLY SEEN OBSCENITY ON WARDROBE IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR BROADCAST. This as well, pertains to audience members that appear on camera. Finally, The Network requests that any organized cause visibly spelled out on talent's wardrobe be avoided. This would include lapel pins or any other form of accessory.

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Feb 7, 2013 3:10PM
The fact they actually have to to these people not to dress like street walkers is pathetic. Shows how something called self respect and basic common sense are so lacking.
Feb 7, 2013 3:09PM
YES!!!!!  Finally the TV stations and news media are listening to the viewers.  Not only is "too much skin" embarrassing, it's just plain ugly.  True, most of the female stars have nice figures, but a nice, conservative gown is far more flattering to the body then showing off bare skin.  Grow up, ladies, and put some clothes on.
Feb 7, 2013 3:08PM
Feb 7, 2013 3:08PM

Please name one NEW woman singer that is ugly or does not were sexy outfits? Pretty funny the music industry whores these women out then act like they have some sort of decency....give me a break. oh and have several raunchy shows on your network (Which I love) just do not act like you are some beacon of decency and let the hoes embarrass themselves please.

Feb 7, 2013 3:07PM

good for cbs.. i don't want to see a bunch of rich musicians wearing cause if we could get rid of gangster rap the world would be a much better place.


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