August 28, 2006, - 1:23 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Just wondering how actresses Calista Flockhart and Helen Mirren and CBS latenight host Craig Ferguson can get away with saying the word “t-t”, unbleeped, on live television–you know, one of the seven words you can’t say over the conventional broadcast airwaves–without NBC–AND THEM–getting fined by the FCC.
They and other celebs (including the actor who presented with her, who also said “t-t”) who uttered various obscenities on live TV, last night, went the way of Janet Jackson at the Superbowl. They got away with it.
Flockhart has a show debuting in the fall on ABC. Will the FCC do a thing to punish her? Not likely. Ditto for Ferguson and his CBS “Late Late Show.” And nothing for Mirren, either. Howard Stern does have a point about the FCC picking on him.
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