I bet you didn't know it has still been ongoing, but the controversy over the infamous wardrobe malfunction that occurred during the Super Bowl XXXVIII Half Time Show has been alive for the last eight years. That is, until now.
When Justin Timberlake tore off a piece of Janet Jackson's wardrobe exposing one of her breasts, the figurative poop was going to -- and did hit the fan. MTV has not been allowed to produce a half time show ever since (and they've all sucked) and the FCC levied a fine of $550,000 against CBS.
As far as the majority of us know, the story ended there (because it disappeared from the news; at least the news that anyone paid attention to). While none of us were paying attention, CBS actually got a court to say the fine was invalid. It amounted to an undisclosed change of policy against "fleeting images."
When it comes to sports, the government does not take anything lying down (just ask Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens). The FCC fought back, trying to get the fine reinstated. Eventually the case made it to the Supreme Court where it could finally be decided for good.
The Supreme Court decided not to hear the case.
If only they had made the best decision and mandated that MTV be allowed to produce the halftime show again. The musicians may have all been big names ever since Nipplegate, but the shows themselves have been horrible! yes, I know that more people tuned into Madonna's halftime show then the game last year, but the show still sucked.