Court tosses FCC 'wardrobe malfunction' fine
PHILADELPHIA - A federal appeals court on Monday threw out a $550,000 indecency fine against CBS Corp. for the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that ended with Janet Jackson's breast-baring 'wardrobe malfunction.'
The three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission 'acted arbitrarily and capriciously' in issuing the fine for the fleeting image of nudity.
The 90 million people watching the Super Bowl, many of them children, heard Justin Timberlake sing, 'Gonna have you naked by the end of this song,' as he reached for Jackson's bustier.
Ebert, Roeper cutting ties with movie show
CHICAGO - Roger Ebert is leaving the balcony - but hinting that he's not finished with television.
The famed film critic announced Monday that he is cutting ties with the nationally syndicated program he and the late critic Gene Siskel made famous, a day after Richard Roeper said he was quitting the show.
In an e-mail to The Associated Press, Ebert said Disney-ABC Domestic Television, which owns 'At the Movies With Ebert and Roeper,' has decided to take the program in a new direction.
'I will no longer be associated with it,' Ebert said.
'Greek' star released on bail following arrest
LOS ANGELES - Scott Michael Foster, star of ABC Family's frat-house series 'Greek,' has been released on $5,000 bail following his arrest in Hollywood for misdemeanor drunken driving.
Police say the 23-year-old Foster, who plays Kappa Tau President Cappie on 'Greek,' was arrested at 12:20 a.m. Monday.
Los Angeles police Officer Sara Faden says Foster was arrested at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Cherokee Street in Hollywood. The circumstances of the arrest were not immediately available.
Foster was released on bail about 5 a.m.
- From wire reports