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Broadcaster Takes Flak Over Wardrobe Malfunction

Olympic Broadcasting Service exposed breast of Gabriella Papadakis to the world

(Newser) - French skater Gabriella Papadakis endured her "worst nightmare" at the Olympics when a wardrobe malfunction exposed her breast to the world. But her embarrassment might have been milder if the Olympic Broadcasting Service, which provides coverage to more than 100 countries, had not decided to air a slow-motion replay,... More »

Skater's 'Worst Nightmare' Takes Place on Olympic Ice

French skater Gabriella Papadakis' top slipped down, exposing part of her breast

(Newser) - First it was figure skater Yura Min whose costume glitch caused her a moment of distress at the Olympics. Now one of Min's French counterparts can claim the same, though Gabriella Papadakis' experience led to a bit more on-ice embarrassment. As Papadakis started her short program routine Monday with... More »

Seconds in, Olympic Skaters Landed in a Very Risque Jam

Yura Min says she was 'terrified' for entire routine after costume hook came undone seconds in

(Newser) - If anyone can relate to Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction , it's figure skater Yura Min. Except as Min skated Sunday in Pyeongchang, it wasn't just a small bit of her costume she feared would come off. Just a few seconds into her Olympic routine with partner Alexander Gamelin,... More »

William Shatner's Pants Fall Down at LAX Security

'Most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to me,' actor says

(Newser) - Maybe the Priceline Negotiator should start advertising for belts. William Shatner's pants slipped down at airport security, treating dozens of onlookers to a view of the former Captain Kirk's undergarments. He had been chosen for an individual security check and was wearing baggy clothes, the San Francisco Chronicle... More »

Madonna Flashes Breast in Turkey —on Purpose

And in other concert mishap news, Lady Gaga Gets a concussion

(Newser) - Two mega-famous singers, two concerts abroad, two mishaps—one accidental, one not so much. Concertgoers in Istanbul got a peek at Madonna's right breast on Thursday. And no, that wasn't the accidental mishap. The singer, who we will remind you is 53, "suggestively tugged" at her bra... More »

Supreme Court May Rule on 'Wardrobe Malfunction'

FCC wants its $550,000 fine against CBS reinstated

(Newser) - The infamous 2004 Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction may make it all the way to the Supreme Court. The FCC filed an appeal to the high court today, asking it to reconsider a decision by a lower court that threw out a $550,000 fine the FCC levied against CBS, reports... More »

Nancy Grace: There Was No Wardrobe Malfunction

There was jiggling but no malfunction on DWTS, she claims

(Newser) - That nipple slip on Dancing With the Stars Monday night didn't actually happen and people who think they saw otherwise must have been seeing, uh, things, Nancy Grace tells E! Online . "They have taken all sorts of major league industrial-type precautions for nothing to happen, and you know... More »

Nancy Grace Has Wardrobe Malfunction

But nipple slip doesn't appear to affect her 'DWTS' score

(Newser) - Nancy Grace’s breasts have already gotten her quite a bit of attention since Dancing With the Stars premiered ( Gawker ’s headline last week: “Nancy Grace’s Giant Boobs Make Dancing with the Stars Debut”), but last night they stole the show … when one popped... More »

GMA Airs Nicki Minaj Nipple Slip

Parents' group says ABC should have used 5-second delay

(Newser) - A parents’ TV group is livid after rapper Nicki Minaj’s breast was accidentally exposed today during a live Good Morning America performance. “For the umpteenth time in recent memory a morning news show has included inappropriate content for children and families,” a rep for the Parents Television... More »

Lambert, GLAAD Cry Bias—About CBS and ABC

Early Show blurs same-sex kiss as singer makes his case

(Newser) - After being booted from a scheduled Good Morning America appearance because of his American Music Awards antics, Adam Lambert was snatched up by CBS’ Early Show, where he contended the controversy was motivated by his sexuality: “If it had been a female pop performer doing the moves that were... More »

FCC to Probe Nipplegate, Again

Says CBS should have used tape delay to prevent incident

(Newser) - Five years after the nation saw a split-second of Janet Jackson’s right boob, the FCC is trying to reopen the case, Broadcasting & Cable reports. The FCC is asking the Third Circuit Appeals Court to remand the case back to the agency. The evidence “strongly suggests that CBS... More »

Swimmer Makes Ass of Himself

(Newser) - Champion US swimmer Ricky Berens got that sinking feeling when his high-tech suit split down the back an instant before he sailed into the water for his leg of a relay at the FINA Swimming World Championship in Rome. The result was a flash of muscly derrière transmitted on... More »

Supreme Court Reopens Nipple-Gate

(Newser) - The Supreme Court today ordered a federal appeals court to consider reinstating a fine against CBS for Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction, the AP reports. The appeals court had ruled that the glimpse of Jackson’s breast, which lasted nine-sixteenths of a second, should have been considered “... More »

'Wardrobe Malfunction' Case Bound for Supreme Court

Agency encouraged by Fox obscenity case

(Newser) - The FCC is continuing to push the "wardrobe malfunction" case and has turned to the Supreme Court, Broadcasting & Cable reports. The agency is attempting to have its $550,000 fine reinstated against CBS for Janet Jackson’s disrobing during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. A federal... More »

Scarborough Slips F-Word Into Morning Joe

Host has crusaded against TV profanity

(Newser) - MSNBC host Joe Scarborough dropped what he calls an F-bomb on Morning Joe today, letting the profanity slip when describing Rahm Emanuel's hard-charging style as “flipping people off and screaming F-you at the top of their lungs.” Which might be inconsequential, writes Glenn Greenwald for Salon, except that... More »

The Boss Will Rock Super Bowl

Springsteen to perform at halftime

(Newser) - Another Super Bowl, another rock superstar at halftime. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform during the Super Bowl halftime show in Tampa, Fla., on Feb. 1, reports the AP. Since 2004's debacle, the big game's halftime performers have been oldies but goodies—the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney,... More »

Court Tosses Super Bowl Fine

Federal panel says FCC acted capriciously with $550K penalty

(Newser) - A federal appeals court today threw out the FCC $550,000 fine against CBS for Janet Jackson’s infamous 2004 “wardrobe malfunction.” The decency watchdogs were found to have acted arbitrarily in changing their policy of not punishing fleeting nudity, Broadcasting & Cable reports. The court separately said... More »

Supremes to Weigh On-Air Swearing

Fox battles the FCC in next big court case

(Newser) - The Supreme Court might take up a gavel in one hand and a bar of soap in the other next term, when it considers a case challenging the FCC’s “fleeting utterances” standards, it announced today. The FCC is appealing a lower-court ruling—which arose when Cher dropped an... More »

'Wardrobe Malfunction' Busts Into Court

CBS challenges FCC fine for Jackson Super Bowl mishap

(Newser) - Almost 4 years after Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during the Super Bowl halftime show, a federal appeals court is being asked to decide whether the incident was indecent or a fluke. The FCC fined CBS $550,000; the network argues the penalty is out of line. It's also having... More »

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