Janet Jackson update:
She says: "The decision to have a costume reveal at the end of my halftime show performance was made after final rehearsals. MTV was completely unaware of it."
But not so fast: Her spokesman repeats the wardrobe-malfunction line and then says: "It was not intentional. ... He was supposed to pull away the bustier and leave the red-lace bra."
And the biggest shocker: An unauthorized copy of Jackson's single "Just a Little While" has appeared on the Internet, so Virgin Records decided to release it Monday. The song is from the album "Damita Jo," set to be released March 30.
Unfortunately, this CNN story repeats the "metallic pasty" problem. (sigh)
Related: Who Gets Punished for Janet's Strip? from Slate's Explainer. (And an aside: Hey, editors! Want explanatory journalism? Here it is! Why doesn't every newspaper in the nation pick up this little feature or start one of their own? I don't know what it would take, but I think it's exactly the kind of to-the-point explanatory journalism readers are looking for. At least, this reader is.)