Katy Perry's Cleavage Banned From Sesame Street

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  • Katy Perry's music video with Elmo has been pulled and will not air on Sesame Street after all.

Apparently parents don't want kids to see the top of a woman's breasts or something. What's interesting is that Katy's outfit is, in the words of TMZ, "actually covered in flesh-colored mesh that goes all the way to her neck." [TMZ]

  • Mel Gibson has "extortion" texts. [This Is London]
  • Angelina Jolie has chosen a Bosnian actress for the lead role in her directorial debut, which will be a love story between a Bosnian woman and a Serbian man. [AP]
  • Sean Penn has won the Hollywood Humanitarian Award for his work in Haiti. [Contact Music]
  • Joaquin Phoenix was on David Letterman's show last night — back where his whole "performance art" business began. Joaquin thanked Dave, and David confirmed that when Joaquin first sat down and acted wacky a year and a half ago, only Paul Shaffer knew that something was up — not Dave. [E!]
  • Joaquin also apologized to Letterman, saying: "You've interviewed many, many people and I assumed that you would know the difference between a character and a real person, so - but I apologize," Phoenix said. "I hope I didn't offend you in any way." [CBS News]
  • "Project Runway host Tim Gunn says he, and not Lifetime, yanked a video from his Facebook page in which he ranted about last week's episode and called out the show's producers." [NY Post]
  • Brittney Jones, the young woman who claims Ashton Kutcher made love to her on a couch, posed for some after-sex nude photographs at some point and here they are. Warning: She is naked. There is spooge. [Egotastic]
  • Tomorrow is Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher's 5th wedding anniversary, and amid the cheating rumors, she has been "gushing" over Ashton and Tweeting pictures of them together. But privately, the couple is "angry" about the rumors, says an insider, and have instructed friends and family not to inquire: "Kind of a 'don't ask, don't tell' policy." [People]
  • Bret Michaels needs heart surgery, "but he's in good spirits." [Radar Online]
  • At the link, Jon Hamm explains how reality stars who crave fame are like porn stars. [News.com.au]
  • Janet Jackson has a billionaire boyfriend who is a businessman from Qatar and 10 years younger than she is and who "whisked" her off on a vacation in Sardinia and is helping her cope with the death of her brother and I think that is pretty awesome, the end. [Page Six]
  • The new issue of Forbes — featuring the richest people in America — has Warren Buffett and Jay-Z on the cover. [The Life Files]
  • Cameron Diaz had a girls night out with Sofia Vergara and some other ladies — but made sure the TV at the restaurant was tuned to the Yankees game so she could watch her man A-Rod do his thing. [Page Six]
  • Breaking: Madonna actually ate in a restaurant. [Page Six]
  • In other news, Madonna was asked if she is afraid of her stalker — who was hanging around Madonna's apartment building and, when arrested, was found to be carrying a homemade, 7-1/2-inch ice pick — and replied, "No." [NYDN]
  • "I won't stop until I actually meet Madonna," says Madonna's stalker. He happens to be a retired FDNY firefighter. [NYDN]
  • Michael Cera is not dating Anna Kendrick. [Contact Music]
  • Natalie Portman is in talks to play Snow White in a Jean-Pierre Jeunet version of the story. Jeunet is known for his quirky films — Delicatessen, City Of Lost Children, Amélie — and would direct an "edgy" fairy tale produced by Brett Ratner and written by Melissa Wallack. Ratner says: "This is not your grandfather's Snow White," Ratner said. "Melisa went back to the 500 year old folk tale and put in some of the things that were missing from Walt Disney's film. His dwarves were miners, and here they are robbers. There is also a dragon that was in the original folk tale. Walt made one of the great movies of all time, but ours is edgy and there is more comedy. The original, made for its time, was soft compared to what we're going to do." [Deadline Hollywood]
  • Shania Twain's memoir will touch on her painful divorce, the male-dominated country music industry and the tragic 1987 death of her parents in a car accident which left her in charge of three younger siblings. [NYDN]
  • Kevin Costner was in Washington, D.C. yesterday, testifying before Congress at an oil spill hearing. As you may know, his brother invented an oil-filtration system, and Costner was a big part of the clean-up. [Daily Express]
  • Here's a lovely picture of Eddie Vedder and his new bride. [People]
  • "Sir Paul McCartney has signed a deal with computer giant Hewlett-Packard to preserve Beatles music and memorabilia in digital form." [WonderWall]
  • This seems to be a picture of Michael Bublé dressed as Justin Bieber. [Facebook]
  • Mischa Barton is single again, not that you care. [Daily Express]
  • Any Charlie Hunnam fans out there? Queer As Folk? Young Americans? Undeclared? Anyway. He's on the cover of Men's Fitness, looking fit. [Just Jared]
  • Any Wes Bentley fans out there? God he was so hot in American Beauty. Then that whole heroin addiction thing kept him out of the spotlight! Now he's in a Bon Jovi video, which you can see at the link. [Just Jared]
  • Jade Jagger once peed on a Warhol. [Contact Music]
  • Sign of the times: Blockbuster is filing for bankruptcy. [Reuters]
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  • "When Obama called me "jackass", after the Taylor incident, I thought the person to be speaking off the record. Obama has way more important stuff to worry about than my public perception. He was trying to pass the healthcare bill. And if he said that to relate to the room or lighten the room up and the whole mood, then I'd be more than happy to be the butt of all of his jokes if it in the some way helps his overall mission. I'm a soldier of culture. I'm resilient. I'm sure I'll still beat him in basketball." — Kanye West. [The Life Files]



If Beth Ditto(or any other Jezebellian Patron Saint),instead of Katy Perry(a member of the Unholy Alliance of Worthy Of Jezebellian Hatred along with Megan Fox and Kim Kardashian) was involved in Boobgate 2010 would the response be more supportive and less WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN/COVER UP YOUR TITS, YOU TART? It is an interesting alliance that puritans and parents have forged here. You can dress it up in the "oversexualization of children" all you want, but if the video itself wasn't overtly sexual(it wasn't), you do realize that you are all telling another woman to 'cover that shit up," right? Hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Christ, I cannot believe I am defending Katy Perry. The world must be going mad.

If you are up in arms because of her day job and question the level of appropriateness of her appearance on Sesame Street, do you think that every person on the following list is also an excellent "role model for children" and "squeaky-clean" by your own standards?

List of Guest Stars on Sesame Street