The CBS Janet Jackson Super Bowl Halftime Wardrobe Malfunction Fine – An FCC Brain Malfunction

In 2004 as people watched the Super Bowl in towns across America, in San Diego, California, in Orange County, CA, Los Angeles, La Jolla, Hollywood, Del Mar, Pacific Beach, Carlsbad, Malibu, Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista and Escondido or the cities of Huntington Beach, Westminster, Buena Park, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Laguna Beach, and Laguna Hills, Buena Park, Temecula, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Egypt Palm Springs, unless they taped the game, they missed a split second of exposed skin by Janet Jackson.

It was not until the press and people played it back in slow motion, that they saw what people would later claim horrified them. One of Janet Jackson's upper body supports holding in one of her chest assets had fallen away revealing a bit of something only previously shown in more detail on cable TV. And unless you were in a coma in the firestorm that followed, you had the term "wardrobe malfunction" ingrained into your vocabulary. Even attorneys and lawyers began using the term when they appeared late at court.

Here it is 2008. Children have not had to have years of counseling since the initial claims by conservative groups that they would, and the incident is still being litigated. In July 2008, the Third Circuit vacated an FCC fine of $ 550,000 assessed against CBS for the nine-sixteenths of a second when Janet Jackson's breast was exposed during the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVIII in February 2004 and remanded the case back to the FCC. However, the court made it clear that the FCC can not retroactive punish CBS and had better not try.

The court held that the FCC improperly departed from its prior policy of allowing a fleeting image and that this departure was arbitrary and capricious. What the ruling did not, but should of said, was that the FCC was so pressured into its fine by conservatives, including those in the FCC and the executive branch of the current administration, that it acted like idiots.

First Amendment and Constitutional Lawyers such as myself have applauded the decision especially when myself and others received moronic calls from persons claiming that they or their family members suffered immeasurable harm when they watched records of the transitional show over and over and over.

Conservative groups were less pleased with the ruling. However, the court ruled that, without proof that CBS knew beforehand that some indecency was about to occur, the FCC could not find that CBS was liable, especially in view of the fact that Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake were independent contractors and not CBS employees .

To prevent the FCC from now simply providing a rational explanation for disallowing unintentional fleeting and indecent images and putting broadcasters on notice of this policy so they can fine broadcasters in the future and make it impossible to ever again dare to show a live performance on TV just as they have not dared to since the fine was imposed, the court said that unintentional broadcasts of alleged fleeting indecent images may not be punished absent a showing of scienter, ie a knowing or reckless violation of indecency law. If a broadcaster endeavors to exercise properly control but fails to prevent unscripted indecency, it will not have acted with scienter if its actions were negligent rather than reckless.

Thus the FCC's attempt to establish a draconian power to fine broadcasters off the air and out of business for broadcasting unintentional fleeting images, a power which has for the past few years and which would forever absolutely chill our First Amendment rights, by this conservative administration, is over.

Perhaps with the next administration, whoever party gets into office, the idiots at the FCC who suffered their own brain malfunction and imposed this fine can be booted out into the street and be remanded to read the Constitution.

Celebrity Weight Loss – The Secrets Behind How Celebrities Lose Weight Fast

The Secrets Behind How Jessica Simpson and Other Celebrities Lose Weight Fast

It's amazing how Jessica Simpson got the perfect body for the Dukes of Hazard right away, or how Janet Jackson lost all her weight in a matter of a few short weeks. Luckily for you celebrity weight loss is not a secret, because I've discovered how they lose weight fast. I'm going to share with you how they did it so you can follow suit too. 😉

  1. Motivation – Whether it's for a new movie role or the paparazzi, when it comes to celebrity weight loss the key is their motivation. Motivation is what drives them to lose weight fast. Find a good positive right reason to lose weight. Maybe it's for an upcoming vacation, wedding or for health reasons. Visualize it every day, and make sure it is strong enough to keep you on track.
  2. Diet – This is the second key to celebrity weight loss. They watch what they eat, it's that simple. Celebrities are people just like us, and their bodies react the same way to fatty greasy junk foods. Cut down on fast food and choose healthier options. When you're hungry grab an apple instead of a bag of chips.
  3. An Active Lifestyle – Do you notice that the Paparazzi always seem to catch celebrities in gym attire? That's because they're always working out. You must have an active lifestyle to lose weight fast. It does not matter what you do – it can be running, walking, dancing, yoga, swimming or kickboxing. So this at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes.

Lauren Sheng Dance Reel 2013

From All-Star Dancer to All-Star Cheerleader to KPOP Cover Dancer to Freestyler, Lauren Sheng has been doing it all. Inspirations from Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon, and EXO’s Kai, her dancing skills and inspirations have taken her to places she only thought she can go in her dreams.

Here is her work from 2006-2013

Top 20 Janet Jackson Hits

The youngest of the ten Jackson children, Janet Damita Jo Jackson, was born in Gary, Indiana, in 1966 and raised in Encino, California. Janet made her first stage appearance, with her family, when she was only seven at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. While getting her singing career underway, she turned to acting and, at the age of ten, appeared as Penny, for two years, on the TV series, “Good Times.” She also appeared as a member of the cast of “Diff’rent Strokes” for one year and as a cast member, during the fourth season on “Fame.” Janet signed her first solo recording contract with A&M Records when she was sixteen. In 1991, she signed a 32 million dollar contract with Virgin Records.

On the charts, Janet has had 29 top 40 hits with ten of them going to number one. Here are Janet Jackson’s twenty biggest hits, according to the Billboard Weekly Top 40 Charts.

1.That’s The Way Love Goes – 1993 – Janet’s biggest hit, to date, went to #1 for eight weeks and won a Grammy for Best R&B song in 1994.

2. All For You – 2001 – her last number one single, to date, this song came from her album of the same name.

3. Miss You Much – 1989 – this song was used in the opening scenes of the Bill Cosby 1990 comedy, “”Ghost Dad.”

4. Escapade – 1990 – Martha and the Vandella’s 1965 hit “Nowhere To Run” was the inspiration for this song.

5. Doesn’t Really Matter – 2000 – from the 2000 film “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps” starring Janet and Eddie Murphy.

6. When I Think Of You – 1986 – Janet’s first number one single gave her the distinction of being the first artist to have a number one single who also has a sibling with a number one single (Michael).

7. Again – 1993 – from Janet’s movie “Poetic Justice”, this song received nominations for a Golden Globe and Academy Award and was also recorded in French by Janet.

8. Together Again – 1997 – from her “Velvet Rope” album, this song was a tribute, from Janet, to friends who had recently passed from AIDS.

9. Love Will Never Do (Without You) – 1991 – from her album “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814” which is the only album in history to have seven top 5 hits.

10. Black Cat – 1990 – written by Janet, the rock mix of this single features Living Colour’s Vernon Reid on lead guitar.

11. Rhythm Nation – 1990 – the video to this song received the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography in 1990, as well as a Soul Train Award.

12. Come Back To Me – 1990 – another hit from the “”Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814” album.

13. Any Time, Any Place – 1994 – although it did not reach #1 on the pop charts, it did on the R&B charts.

14. Let’s Wait Awhile – 1987 – the first single produced by Janet, it borrows it’s melody from America’s 1975 hit “Daisy Jane.”

15. Nasty – 1986 – from her “Control” album, the music video was choreographed by Paula Abdul and is Janet’s signature song to abusive men.

16. Runaway – 1995 – a song recorded for her greatest hits album, “Design Of A Decade 1986/1996”, the single gave Janet the distinction of being the first female artist to debut on Billboard’s Top Ten at number six.

17. I Get Lonely – 1998 – doing even better than “Runaway”, this song debuted and peaked at #3 on the Billboard Weekly Charts, with the remix featuring BLACKstreet.

18. Someone To Call My Lover – 2001 – from the “All For You” album, Janet recorded this song after ending her ten year marriage to Rene Elizondo Jr.

19. What Have You Done For Me Lately? – 1986 – after two studio albums with no pop top forty hits, Janet’s first hit came from her “Control” album.

20. Alright – 1990 – Janet received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance, Female, for this song.

Janet created much controversy, during her halftime performance at Super Bowl XXXVIII, with singer Justin Timberlake, when, while performing Timberlake’s single, “Rock Your Body”, he grabbed the top of her costume, tearing it and revealing her right breast. Janet and Timberlake issued apologies and called the accident a “wardrobe malfunction.”

Despite the Super Bowl controversy, Janet has received numerous honors, including being recognized for her work in raising money for AIDS charities. Janet was married to James Debarge of the group DeBarge, in 1984, but the marriage ended briefly, thereafter. She also married Rene Elizondo Jr. and they were married ten years before divorcing. Janet continues to record and act. She appeared in the films Poetic Justice (1993), Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (2000), Why Did I Get Married (2007), Why Did I Get Married Too (2010) and For Colored Girls (2010).

She was ranked seventh in Billboard’s 2008 list of the Hot 100 All-Time Pop Artists. Janet remains a big draw at her concerts. She is currently on her Up Close And Personal Tour in 2011.