CBS wants Grammys talent covered up
February 7th, 2013
09:59 AM ET

CBS wants Grammys talent covered up

The Grammy Awards is typically the place where stars can let it all hang out, but CBS' Standards department is hoping to keep nudity to a minimum during this year's show.

According to Deadline, a wardrobe advisory memo was sent to Grammys contacts on Tuesday night, kindly asking them to remind those appearing on stage that breasts, butts and genitalia need to be covered up.

It sounds like they're going after the sideboob, too.

"Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic," the memo says, as confirmed by Entertainment Weekly. "Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic."

CBS Standards and Practices has also asked that women avoid wearing sheer clothing lest their nipples show (we guess male nipples are OK?), and the memo also put in a request for "the genital region [to be] adequately covered so that there is no visible 'puffy' bare skin exposure."

Commercial brands and obscenities on clothing are no-nos, with the obscenity clause also being a guideline for those in the audience.

"Finally, The Network requests that any organized cause visibly spelled out on talent’s wardrobe be avoided," the memo concluded. "This would include lapel pins or any other form of accessory."

Well, at least they asked nicely. The Grammy Awards will air on CBS Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.

Filed under: Awards Season • Grammys • Music

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  1. anything crap we provide

    its right here...

    February 12, 2013 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. That is why she is stoopid.

    thank you.

    February 11, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. susie

    Interesting that the network that airs such incredibly vulgar sitcoms, is so worried about how musicians dress. I am much less offended by beautiful uncovered bodies than I am by Alan Harper talking about mast*****ion.

    February 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bag lady boutique awards you with

    totalling $4,567 and another totalling $123,4567--enjoy the rest of the day -

    February 11, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. don canard

    I think at next year's show someone should whip out a footlong d1ld0 and start waving it around.

    February 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Stud

    how come it gets nervous when it walks around.....some talent still tingles inside.

    February 11, 2013 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  7. Meh

    As much of a fan of them as I am, tlts do NOT = talent

    February 11, 2013 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  8. the golden years

    if i was in my 20's i would have banged him for spite

    February 11, 2013 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  9. bongo

    over the top...see u in the week

    February 11, 2013 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  10. Robyn

    Well, this is probably a sensible precaution since the standard CBS demographic is now a 105 year old woman who owns a minimum of 73 cats. I'm pretty sure most of the CBS audience will be safely tucked into bed by 7:30 PM with a glass of warm milk and a double dose of Ambien. So they won't have to wonder why it is that Lawrence Welk didn't win any awards again this year.

    February 10, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Vaeri Brickyn

    Good for CBS to pull a moral code, since these "artists" do not have one. Little tired of the T&A fest on broadcast TV.

    February 10, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • joni

      Alot of good the memo did to all the presenters and performers. Look at JLo's comment about not paying attention to the memo. She was just laughing at the whole idea!! And Katy Perry!!! GEEZ, why do they think they have to show their boobs, legs, butts, etc?
      It's ridiculous.
      This year's show wasn't as good as the past 2-3 years. Not as good of performers, that's for sure. All those ridiculous rappers with their "Swap Meet" hats and baggy pants and Mr. T jewelry. Do they really think they look good? I sure don't. The songs were awful too.

      February 11, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. we iz old

    speed and loud!!!! fina50 is gonna laugh her ass off!!!!! lol

    February 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Where is that hotel blog from last night...

    does anyone know where it went thanks?

    February 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  14. got it truth

    i feel again
    close with weekend....

    new song and close with a bang -THAT'S IT HAHAHAH

    February 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |


    February 10, 2013 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  16. Personality


    1.The combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual's distinctive character.
    2.Qualities that make someone interesting or popular.

    February 10, 2013 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  17. Personality

    .The combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual's distinctive character.
    2.Qualities that make someone interesting or popular.

    February 10, 2013 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  18. boob crack


    February 9, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Joe

    I love all these rants lol. Ask someone to cover up their genitals, ass crack and boobs before coming on your TV station and people act like they are requiring them to donate a kidney.

    February 9, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Stop making trouble...

    all will be great soon! love too all...

    February 9, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  21. oneWayfarer

    The continued airing of the GRAMMY'S on CBS appears – PROBLEMATIC

    February 9, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • yea right...

      i love watching the grammies...enjoy the show and have fun

      February 9, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • terri

      I love watching the GRAMMYS too, but this year's show sure didn't live up to past shows.
      Not good talent this time, too much rap music and baggy pants and weird people.
      I thought LL Cool Jay was a good host. But they could have left out his song at the end of the show. Remember last year's finale? with Paul McCartney and friends? That was GOOD !!!
      Too much blabbing and non-singing these days. Don't like rap and hip-hop music. Some of the dresses were too revealing too. Didn't like that either.

      February 11, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  22. The boss

    can watch the grammies but she will wear what she wants too the ceremonies. thank you

    February 9, 2013 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  23. SRM in Rochester

    If CBS doesn't want to host the Grammys, then they shouldn't host them – but don't issue a dress code that bans the only thing that gets viewers to watch the show.

    February 9, 2013 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  24. Jealous Smiley

    give him the business...

    February 9, 2013 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  25. gwats

    Won't be watching. Bounce em' if you've got em'! 🙂

    February 9, 2013 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Me either, award shows seem pretty lame.

      You aren't the stock trader gwats by chance I take it?

      February 9, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • The other stock trader is

      woogie...he's loves the stock market

      February 9, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Bumbling Idiot

    how does applegate know you had a low cut shirt on?

    why? cuz she's a hacker.


    February 8, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Backfired-

    bring the whole darn neighborhood and wear low cut shirts...

    February 8, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Bongo the Clown

    Best looking gal in show business.

    February 8, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  29. don't make her the butt of the jokes...

    we do that all day long...

    February 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  30. This was a gown right?

    it looks awsome on her..she's very popular with the men now...

    February 8, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Many of them are olive the way you like them..

    they are not all milky white...

    February 8, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  32. If we become "friends" you can even come

    to a show...

    February 8, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  33. we'll bring the artists in someday --

    i want you too meet them...

    February 8, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  34. we're sorry

    everyone i know has big boobs...lights camera action for you right?

    February 8, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  35. The all have ass and boobs...

    your gonna love it....

    February 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Rachel

    Great news!!. And if anyone of those "artists" come anyway and show azz and boobs, don't let them in!!!

    February 8, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Watch the little actress the rest of the night...


    February 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  38. memory munch-telephone listen

    February 8, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Your people take blogging way too seriously...

    its like you live your lives through blogging and actually believe it.

    February 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  40. He gets better and better

    with age.

    February 8, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Alfredo

    Artists will wear what they want. CBS is not your moma, and this people are grownups any way. CBS will have to point their cameras at faces only. to bad for them. I'll be watching the red carpet on E! anyway!

    February 8, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  42. He gets better and better with age...


    February 8, 2013 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  43. Sideboob

    Say goodbye to your ratings without me

    February 8, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  44. jean

    This is a creative type awards show. People aren't going to be wearing what most people call normal. Its entertainment. And now the clothing police are going to say, nope, too much boob showing. geez. grow up

    February 8, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  45. Momma D

    At last something is left to the imagination!!! What a wonderful thing to be clothed decent! What an example we had set for our children and now there are standards!!! Grown women had to be told what is and what is not appropiate! Save the exposed for the bedroom. Finally.

    February 8, 2013 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  46. Madonna like bad boys

    she's just a little shy - then all of a sudden grrrrrrr

    February 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Taking a break from studying

    how is everyone?

    February 7, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  48. stunned

    Long overdue! Hope other award shows follow this as well.

    February 7, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  49. GulpOff

    I say, what's next? Virgins only? Madonna!

    February 7, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  50. GOTCHA....

    like u boo...see u soon.

    February 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  51. HUH?

    Who watches this crap? I haven't seen it for years and haven't missed a thing...

    February 7, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  52. JOMAMA

    that dress is amazing...she should have worn and orange bra.

    February 7, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Rhonda Lester

    Can someone post a picture of some people's "puffy parts"? I don't know where they are so I can cover them up. Are these involved with something that Sean Puff Daddy might have touched or played with? I see all the family on Honey Boo Boo have all of their puffy parts exposed every week on network TV. Where are my "puffy parts"? Where should they be? I need to see lots of pictures of these "puffy parts" to be sure I am not doing the wrong thing. Will some of you post links or memes of the correct "puffy parts" I need to hide? Thank you so much.

    February 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Jaymo

    You want more clothes and more cover-ups? Well, there goes your ratings. so, sould they all just wear turtlenecks and pants? I bet all the dress designers are pretty upset about this. Besides, its probably too late for the warning. Most people already have outfits ready to go.

    February 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  55. hahaha

    i ain't seen it either

    February 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Ratt

    Ain't watched in years and don't plan too.

    February 7, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Grammar Nazi

    Joder! Are we living in the middle ages? Decency on TV...blah blah blah. There are bigger problems in the world...

    February 7, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  58. kelly in los angeles

    i agree. i do not like how beyonce or miley cyrus dress

    February 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  59. SoapOperaFan

    She has nothing too hide from her lover but you's luke and laura these days.

    February 7, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  60. BubblesB

    They'll probably all come naked now.

    February 7, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  61. palintwit

    Tea Party Patriots from south to south and east to west are in a panic now that Sarah Palin has been broomed from Fake News. One has only to take a casual drive below the Mason-Dixon line to hear the sweet sound of bagger's heads exploding everywhere. POP... POP... POP !!

    February 7, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Great

    Looks like I won't be watching

    February 7, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Regina Bee

    Pretty sad when grown adults have to be told how to dress. Just because some of the artists/stars/celebs have lots of money and fame doesn't mean they have class or an idea how to dress. No one needs to see a boob falling out a dress. There are enough boobs on stage who needs to see another one. Cover up. The mystery of whats underneath is a bigger turn on then showing it for everyone to see. As stated by others, some just want their 15 minutes of you hear me Kardashians! Ugghhh!

    February 7, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Boo

    These "artists" have to dress distracts the viewer so they don't realize how little talent all of these "artists" have.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  65. RainyDay

    How sad for our culture that this is where we've ended up. No ethics. No morals. No decency. No class. And going further and further ' risque' just to gert another 15 minutes of fame, and some press. Don't these women and men realize that there is more mystery when covered than when everything is exposed?

    February 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Miguel

    Let the music spoke for the artists - Please more voice and MORE clothes !!!

    February 7, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Uncle Joe

    Considering most of the so-called ' recording artists' have little or no talent to begin with many of them have to expose their body parts on TV just to get noticed.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  68. O M G

    Decency has been missing for decades.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  69. betterdays

    And all of that brilliant music too. I can hardly wait.

    February 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  70. lol


    February 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Lean6

    Yeah, that stuff got you to the big dance, and we made a lot of money selling it, but cover up and let those fleshy parts have the night off for our pretentious tv show.

    February 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  72. X29 Secret Agent

    I don't really care for white women. Most seem lazy and whiny. Just my humble opinion though.

    February 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Beautiful Gal

    look how pretty she looks in that gown. very s8xy lady

    February 7, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  74. she should look much younger for her age...

    try this photo.

    February 7, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  75. can you wait for me for

    for an I coffee? thanks.

    February 7, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  76. nunyabiz

    CBS has a lot of nerve. They air the most salacious shows on network TV.

    February 7, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  77. tracie


    February 7, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  78. She's georgous

    don't you wish you looked like her

    February 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  79. they asked nicely now lets see who listens

    she's pretty

    February 7, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  80. My husband may be cheating on me --

    does anyone own a hopper–i'm part desperado...

    February 7, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  81. its only blogging...

    don't take its so personal...geeze...

    February 7, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  82. Jasmine

    I'm going to watch it while n ekked!

    February 7, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  83. Tim99

    Maybe the prettier ladies won't wear tops at all to protest.

    February 7, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  84. Peace

    Yup, at least they asked nicely. Now, lets see who!

    February 7, 2013 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  85. that's how i feel about hackers

    spit, gross, yuck....

    February 7, 2013 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  86. Tim99

    I wish they would all show up in coats with nothing underneath then pull them off while up in stage.

    February 7, 2013 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  87. dan

    It sure would be great if none of the performers showed up and let CBS go on alone with their misplaced morals.

    February 7, 2013 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  88. my husband might be leaving me.....

    he's dating bongo the clown...what do i do...oh well i guess i'll break a drive.

    February 7, 2013 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  89. Forward Bongo's post


    February 7, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  90. Panzy1

    I have that blouse i own them in 3 different colors

    February 7, 2013 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  91. I love to sing in the car--

    i just flip on my hopper so i can sing to everyone because i'm smarter then all of you.

    February 7, 2013 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  92. Cindy

    Finally, some decency!! Too bad adults have to be told how to dress appropiately.

    February 7, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |

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