Nipplegate 10 Years Later: 33 Ways Janet Jackson's Wardrobe Malfunction Changed the World

It was 10 years ago that the wardrobe malfunction seen around the world – or at least the country – occurred on the halftime stage of Super Bowl XXXVIII.

Lawsuit Dropped Over Jackson Flash

Note to the Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and the Viacom legal department: Now that Terri Carlin has your attention, she is letting you off the hook – for the time being.

Carlin is the Knoxville, Tenn., resident who filed a class-action lawsuit against Jackson, Timberlake, MTV, CBS and Viacom (which owns both MTV and CBS) following Janet’s breast-baring halftime stunt at the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.

MTV Says Janet to Blame for Flashdance

Clearly seeking to distance itself from the spectacle of Janet Jackson’s bared breast, MTV is pointing the finger of blame at the 37-year-old singer herself, the head of the cable music network said on Tuesday.

“Janet Jackson engineered it,” Tom Freston, chief executive for the network (which produced the Super Bowl halftime show), told Reuters in an interview.

FCC Calls for Probe of Jackson Stunt

The FCC is ready to investigate Janet Jackson’s breast intentions.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell came out punching on Monday over the pop star’s breast-baring Super Bowl halftime performance, vowing his agency will investigate the “deplorable stunt,” reports CNN.

“Like millions of Americans, my family and I gathered around the television for a celebration,” Powell said in a statement. “Instead, that celebration was tainted by a classless, crass and deplorable stunt. Our nation’s children, parents and citizens deserve better.

Bono Not Welcome at the Super Bowl

National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has rejected an offer by Bono to sing during the Feb. 1 Super Bowl halftime show in Houston, as part of an effort to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic in Africa, New York’s Daily News reports.

The U2 frontman, 43, had hoped to perform “An American Prayer,” which he wrote and recorded last year in response to the crisis in Africa that last year alone killed more than 2 million people.