CBS is determined to avoid any "wardrobe malfunction" during tonight's telecast of The Grammys. Entertainment news has reported the "no breasts, butts or private parts" orders from the network for performers who will be onstage. That just makes me chuckle. This is the same network that gave us Richard Hatch on Survivor. Remember him?
And then comes Janet. "Miss Jackson...if you're nasty." I feel that's why it became such a hot issue. Because President George W. Bush was on CBS live and told us he'd be watching the Super Bowl. When Janet and Justin did their number, I was watching too. The scandalous moment happened so quickly, I wasn't quite sure what it was. Also, I didn't have my glasses on. I saw this brown thing pop out for a second or two and I thought, "OK...does that mean six more weeks of winter or an early spring?" Anyway, controversy ensued. The network that seemed to be pushing us towards edginess was now feeling conservative backlash. A few days ago, rock stars and actors were ordered to dress for The Grammys as if they're attending that music competition where the Von Trapps sing "Edelweiss" in The Sound of Music. After years of letting well-paid music stars, movie stars and reality show celebrities act like unruly middle schoolers on national television, getting them to behave now may be as easy as duck hunting with a rake.
So, let's see if anyone tries to crack the new CBS dress code. Or let's see what cuts of beef Lady Gaga will be wearing. And let's hope the music is really jammin'. That's the main reason why I watch. It's all about the music.