Sunday, February 6, 2011

Fergie busts Super Bowl ban on women headliners

Fergie breaks Super Bowl ban on females

Here's my column running in the A&E section of today's Herald:

Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction put such a scare into Super Bowl organizers that they stopped choosing women to headline the halftime show.

The split-second flash of flesh took place in 2004.

For the rest of the decade, the most-watched intermission on the planet remained a platform reserved for men who were middle-aged and, in some cases, geriatric.

Continue reading.

This piece originally posted Feb. 4 by sister publications Los Angeles Times, Kansas City Star and others.

Photo and caption via Ministry of Gossip: Singer Fergie roars after being honored at the 20th annual Glamour Magazine Women of the Year award ceremony in New York on Nov. 8, 2010. Credit: Lucas Jackson / Reuters.

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