TV & Radio
IT'S a sad week to be a pop star.
Just days after Beyonce's publicist tried to erase from existence all unflattering photos of the singer, a US TV network is getting jittery about what pop stars will wear to the Grammy Awards.
In an attempt to crackdown on wardrobe malfunctions - the bread and butter of entertainment websites - CBS has issued a harsh memo to all Grammy guests to keep it clean for the cameras on February 10.
As the email shows, network bosses have clearly spent too much time looking at pictures of "bare fleshy under curves", "female breast nipples" and "puffy bare skin" in the "genital region".
Rihanna, Pink, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga - you've all been warned, in CAPS. Pasties and a thong won't cut it this year.
Here's the weirdly erotic email, leaked to Deadline Hollywood by one unhappy recipient:
Date: February 5, 2013, 10:39:56 PM EST
Subject: 55th GRAMMYS: Standard And Practice Wardrobe Advisory
-kindly confirm receipt of s&p standards-
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.