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The Grammys

Celebrities Warned ...

Keep Your Genitals Covered!

2/6/2013 11:57 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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CBS doesn't want to see a SINGLE celebrity butt crack at the Grammys on Sunday ... and no boobs or genitals either ... this according to a warning the network fired off to all "talent" appearing on the show.

The email -- which surfaced online -- was sent by CBS Standards and Practices to people connected to the celebrities who are expected to appear on camera during the broadcast ... and the network makes it clear, it's not taking any chances with the FCC this year.

"Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered," the letter reads.

"Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack."

It goes on ... "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.'

But the most shocking part of the letter, CBS does not want talent to wear a lapel pin or any other accessory which contains the name of an organized cause "visibly spelled out."

So, a star can wear a pink ribbon ... as long as it doesn't say "The American Breast Cancer Foundation."

We reached out to CBS -- so far, no word back.

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152 COMMENTS

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31.

Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Umm, yeah... Rather then dictating the standards for dress and attire at the Grammy's maybe they just shouldn't bid on the exclusive broadcast rights if they aren't willing to air the award ceremonies as The Recording Academy sees fit to produce their own awards show. Just sayin'...

626 days ago
32.

Toilethead    

People still watch that garbage?

626 days ago
33.

Crackhead    

You had me at exposed "female breast nipples". I LOVE exposed female breast nipple!!!

626 days ago
34.

Patti    

If you have show all that, you really don't have much talent!!

626 days ago
35.

Jen    

Certainly not the "music"...

626 days ago
36.

Slim Whitman    

I guess they are not going to permit any star from taking a dump on stage then?

626 days ago
37.

Carl    

I can hear "Challenge Accepted!" being said throughout the music world.

626 days ago
38.

el    

Hope there will be a "sexy" and/or creative outfit promoting NO KEYSTONE PIPELINE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=00W58FFCQyk#!

626 days ago
39.

Rocco    

They ought to say, up yours Grammy, and stay home. Let's see how well your broadcast goes without anyone there.

626 days ago
40.

DownSouth    

Who is the hot chick with the massive side boob. I think it's pic

626 days ago
41.

DownSouth    

Pic no. 3? Who is she?

626 days ago
42.

beachgal    

CBS bans cleavage & profanity yet hires War Criminal Condoleeza Rice?? Good job, Moonves. Not.

626 days ago
43.

BB not bb    

People are human. They come with breasts and genitals. I think this is prejudiced against women, since they have more prominent breasts. If someone sees a nipple or bulging genitals, that is a problem? Maybe people can just look away or accept the human body. It isn't like you don't see plenty of skin in these stage acts and music videos.


It sounds like the country is veering towards sharia law. I think the stars should boycott this and all show up braless and in tight pants or however else they are choosing to express themselves. Artists should be allowed to decide on their own outfits without the nanny authorities taking over.

626 days ago
44.

flaco9    

..EVERYTHING IS BULL**** NOWADAYS..ALWAYS RULES HOW TO LIVE OUR LIFES...PEOPLE NEED TO START STANDING UP...

626 days ago
45.

Laughing at fandom    

But...but...but...this is AMERICA! We should be free to EXPRESS ourselves! It's our RIGHT! Family values? We don't need no stinkin' family values. This is all about being FREE! Morals? Whatchu talkin' bout!
I have to go now. #2 of my 4 baby mamas is looking for me because I didn't give her any money payday. The other three don't know where I works.

626 days ago
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