Bravetta Hassell: CBS warns Grammy attendees to keep naughty bits covered
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Friday, February 08, 2013
2/08/13 at 5:42 AM
Jennifer Lopez's 2011 dress could work.
Barely. But it could.
But J-Lo's V-stomach (not V-neck) Versace dress of 2000 probably won't ... or so it seems as Deadline.com reports that CBS has told this year's Grammy Awards attendees to put some clothes on for Sunday's show.
"Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered," reads the email Deadline obtained.
"Thong type costumes are problematic ..."
No thongs, Lady Gaga.
"Please avoid exposing bare flesh under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack ..."
"Buttock crack." Wow. But that's pretty honest.
"Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic." Also: "Please avoid commercial identification of actual brand name products on T-shirts. Foreign language on wardrobe will need to be cleared," the email reads. "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."
And, in all caps: "OBSCENITY OR PARTIALLY SEEN OBSCENITY ON WARDROBE IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR BROADCAST. This as well, pertains to audience members that appear on camera."
If you remember, the FCC fined CBS $550,000 after Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 Super Bowl's halftime show.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards airs live at 7 p.m. Sunday on CBS, channel 6.
Original Print Headline: CBS puts dress code on Grammys
Rihanna (shown) and Jennifer Lopez are shown arriving at the 2011 Grammy Awards in memorably revealing dresses. Reports say CBS has issued a dress code for Sunday's Grammy attendees. CHRIS PIZZELLO/Associated Press
Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez (shown) are shown arriving at the 2011 Grammy Awards in memorably revealing dresses. Reports say CBS has issued a dress code for Sunday's Grammy attendees. CHRIS PIZZELLO/Associated Press