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CHOCO
Nov 18th, 2002, 06:01 AM
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Supermodel Tyra Banks poses in a textured top with a wrap around bottom at the Victoria's Secret fashion show Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, in New York.

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Supermodel Naomi Campbell gets her hair done before the Victoria's Secret fashion show Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 in New York.

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Supermodel Heidi Klum wears wings as she models lingerie the 2002 'Victoria's Secret' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the world's top supermodels walked the runway in the show.

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The musical group 'Destiny's Child' performs at the 2002 'Victoria's Secret' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the world's top supermodels walked the runway in the show


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Supermodel Heidi Klum wears a feathered jacket as she introduces the musical trio Destiny's Child at the Victoria's Secret fashion show Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, in New York.

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Models pose on the runway together at the conclusion of the 2002 'Victoria's Secret' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the world's top supermodels walked the runway in the show

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A model wears a white lingerie ensemble and giant wings during the 2002 'Victoria's Secret' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the world's top supermodels walked the runway in the show.

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A model wears a flowered top and black bikini bottom during the 2002 'Victoria's Secret' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the world's top supermodels walked the runway in the show.

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Models in lingerie pass each other on the runway during the 2002 'Victoria's Secret' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the world's top supermodels walked the runway in the show.


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Beyonce Knowles of the music trio Destiny's Child sings at the Victorias Secret fashion show Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 in New York


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A model poses in a leopard bikini bottom and a fur hood at the Victorias Secret fashion show Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 in New York


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A model wears a black lace string body suit during the 2002 'Victoria's Secret' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the world's top supermodels walked the runway in the show.

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A model wears giant wings and pink swinsuit during the 2002 'Victoria's Secret' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the world's top supermodels walked the runway in the show.

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All the models pose at the top of the runway at the end of the Victoria's Secret fashion show Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 in New York.

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Supermodel Heidi Klum spins on the runway in a black lace skirt and pink and black lingerie during the 2002 'Victoria's Secret' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the world's top supermodels walked the runway in the show


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A model wears a sheer white top and white lingerie as she turns on the runway during the 2002 'Victoria's Secret' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the world's top supermodels walked the runway in the show


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British supermodel Naomi Campbell wears a red lingerie ensemble and red wings on the runway during the 2002 'Victoria's Secret' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the world's top supermodels walked the runway in the show.


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A model poses wearing stringed lingerie at the Victoria's Secret fashion show Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 in New York


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A model poses in a textured bikini set while wearing a set of wings at the Victoria's Secret fashion show Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 in New York


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Models stand together on the runway as characters are suspended above during the conclusion of the 2002 'Victoria's Secret' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the world's top supermodels walked the runway in the show

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A model wears a black lace lingerie ensemble during the 2002 'Victoria's Secret' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the world's top supermodels walked the runway in the show.

BasicTennis
Nov 18th, 2002, 06:05 AM
YESSSS!!!!

King Satan
Nov 18th, 2002, 06:20 AM
MMMM this is a GREAT THREAD!!!!

May it live FOREVER!!!!

K155-k155
Nov 18th, 2002, 06:22 AM
:D

King Satan
Nov 18th, 2002, 06:36 AM
I Challenge all the STRAIGHT MEN AND GAY WOMAN IN HERE TO KEEP THIS THREAD ALIVE, FOREVER!!!

YOU CAN EVEN POST A SINGLE SMILEY!!! JUST TO KEEP IT ALIVE!!!

CHOCO
Nov 18th, 2002, 06:48 AM
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Brazilian (news - web sites) supermodel Gisele Bundchen wears a white lingerie ensemble and feathered wings during the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the world's top supermodels walked the runway in the show.


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SupermodelGisele Bundchen applies her makeup backstage before the Victoria's Secret fashion show Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 in New York.

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Supermodel Tyra Banks gets her hair done before the Victoria's Secret fashion show Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 in New York.


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Supermodel Tyra Banks casts a huge shadow as she poses on the runway at the Victoria's Secret fashion show Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 in New York


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A protestor is removed from the runway during the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show as Brazilian (news - web sites) supermodel Gisele Bundchen (R) walks the runway in New York City, November 14, 2002. The protestors were from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and held signs apparently protesting the Bundchen's modeling of fur.


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A model wears a gold lace lingerie ensemble on the runway during the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the top supermodels in the world walked the runway in the show.

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A model wears a red sheer coat over white lingerie on the runway during the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the top supermodels in the world walked the runway in the show.

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A model wears a feathered set of wings and lace lingerie on the runway during the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the top supermodels in the world walked the runway in the show.


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A model wears a feathered costume on the runway during the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the top supermodels in the world walked the runway in the show.


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Supermodel Tyra banks casts a giant shadow as she appears on the runway during the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Many of the top supermodels in the world walked the runway in the show

King Satan
Nov 18th, 2002, 06:57 AM
Keep it comin' Choco, this has to be the best thread you've ever done :D

CHOCO
Nov 18th, 2002, 07:24 AM
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Brazilian (news - web sites) supermodel Gisele Bundchen (C) is surrounded by protestors from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) holding signs running onto the runway during the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. The protestors were removed by security and later arrested by police.


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Brazilian (news - web sites) supermodel Gisele Bundchen (C) is surrounded by protestors from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) holding signs on the runway during the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. The protestors were removed by security and later arrested by police.
Brazilian (news - web sites) supermodel Gisele Bundchen poses


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Supermodel Inga Savita has makeup applied in the backstage area prior to the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Some of the world's top supermodels are scheduled to appear in the show.

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British supermodel Naomi Campbell has makeup applied by makeup artist Charlie Green in the backstage area prior to the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show, in New York City, November 14, 2002. Some of the world's top supermodels are scheduled to appear in the show.


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Brazilian (news - web sites) supermodel Gisele Bundchen poses with Victoria Secrets President of Marketing Ed Razek in the backstage area prior to the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Some of the world's top supermodels are scheduled to appear in the show.


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Supermodel Lindsay Fremodt has her nails done in the backstage area prior to the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Some of the world's top supermodels are scheduled to appear in the show


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Brazilian (news - web sites) supermodel Ana Hickman (L) has her picture taken by model Fernanda Tavares as they prepare in the backstage area prior to the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Some of the world's top supermodels are scheduled to appear in the show.


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Brazilian (news - web sites) supermodels Ana Hickman (L) and Fernanda Tavares pose as they prepare in the backstage area prior to the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Some of the world's top supermodels are scheduled to appear in the show

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Brazilian (news - web sites) supermodel Gisele Bundchen has her makeup applied by makeup artist Charlie Green prior to the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Some of the world's top supermodels are scheduled to appear in the show



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Supermodel Heidi Klum has her makeup applied by makeup artist Charlie Green (L) prior to the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Some of the world's top supermodels are scheduled to appear in the show


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Brazilian (news - web sites) supermodel Michelle Alves has her hair done prior to the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Some of the world's top supermodels are scheduled to appear in the show

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Supermodel Heidi Klum (R) has her makeup applied by a makeup artist Charlie Green prior to the 2002 'Victoria Secrets' fashion show in New York City, November 14, 2002. Some of the world's top supermodels are scheduled to appear in the show.


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CBS, which will air a Victoria's Secret lingerie fashion show next month, says it is also looking at the idea of a Victoria's Secret swimsuit special featuring that company's signature clothes. Models are shown during the lingerie show on Nov. 13, 2001

CHOCO
Nov 18th, 2002, 01:33 PM
Wow, what outstanding talent these women have.

CHOCO
Nov 18th, 2002, 03:37 PM
:)

rated_next
Nov 18th, 2002, 04:47 PM
does anyone know who the model is, in the last picture of choco's first post?

CHOCO
Nov 18th, 2002, 08:57 PM
I don't know who she is, but I'll try to find out for you.

Barrie_Dude
Nov 18th, 2002, 09:05 PM
Mmmmmmm... Tyra Banks! woof

CHOCO
Nov 18th, 2002, 10:24 PM
:)

CHOCO
Nov 18th, 2002, 11:55 PM
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Adriana Lima backstage at the 8th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York

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Naomi Campbell backstage at the 8th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York


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Naomi Campbell backstage at the 8th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York


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Adriana Lima backstage at the 8th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York


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Caroline Ribeiro backstage at the 8th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York

HAIL-VENUS
Nov 19th, 2002, 12:09 AM
Isn't this the show where the protesters were dragged off stage by security? That was some funny shit. I couldn't believe how the models just kept strutting down the runway admist the protesting women. I couldn't stop laughing when one of the guards tackled a female protester and threw her off the stage. BTW, these are some interesting designs.

CHOCO
Nov 19th, 2002, 12:15 AM
Yes HAIL-VENUS, you're absolutely correct. Matter of fact, I posted two photos of the protest in this thread.

HAIL-VENUS
Nov 19th, 2002, 12:46 AM
LOL. Oh, now I see them CHOCO. I posted my reply before all of the pics were downloaded. I think it was the blonde lady in front who was tackled. LMAO still. :D

HAIL-VENUS
Nov 19th, 2002, 12:49 AM
OMG!!! I didn't notice that they had signs baring the model's name. "Gisele fur scum". Damn, they mean business don't they? It's funny how the model pretends they're not there and continues to pose on the runway.

rated_next
Nov 20th, 2002, 04:40 AM
CHOCO: have you found out yet?

CHOCO
Nov 20th, 2002, 05:51 AM
rated_next - sorry about that, I did check it out and she is only identified as a regular model. The others are super models and that's why they were identified.

CHOCO
Nov 20th, 2002, 01:46 PM
For those that live in the US, CBS will braodcast this event tonight.

CHOCO
Nov 20th, 2002, 01:54 PM
CBS' "Secret" Draws More Fire

by Bridget Byrne
Nov 19, 2002, 4:35 PM PT

Some women's rights groups have gotten their knickers in a twist over what they call a "soft-core porn infomercial" built around bras, thongs and other barely there lingerie. In other words, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which CBS is broadcasting Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Concerned Women for America and the National Organization for Women are among the organizations linking arms with the Parents Television Council to request the Eye not air this ritual ogle.

Last year's show, broadcast by ABC, teed off straight-laced media watchdogs so much (even though the Alphabet network blurred some of the most revealing outfits) that the Federal Communications Commission undertook an investigation to decide whether or not the runway parade of skimpily attired supermodels touting see-through teddies and bottom-bearing garter belts violated decency standards.

The commission decided it didn't. (We don't know how many times they viewed the tape before reaching that conclusion.)

The women's groups were hoping the quantity and intensity of last year's complaints to ABC would deter any network showing this year's undergarment fashions, which, the groups say, objectify women. No such luck. CBS bought the special titled Christmas Dreams & Fantasies 2002 which includes not just the usual big- name, well-curved beauties, but also musical performances by Destiny's Child and Marc Anthony.

Earlier this year, CBS entertainment president Nancy Tellem, responding to a slew of questions at a television critics press conference, denied the acquisition of the Victoria's Secret show was a deliberate attempt by the traditionally older-skewing network to escape it's "grandma" image.

"It's a lark. It's an hour of programming. It's fun. See how much conversation we're getting about a one-hour special. It's terrific. That's exactly what we are doing it for," added CBS head honcho, Les Moonves, declaiming there was no sexist slant to ratings because the previous ABC special "was watched by everyone--it was one of their best numbers in years."

Since then Moonves has received a petition from the protest groups asking, "What purpose does the special serve except to overly sexualize women and use this to bolster the network's demographics for young men?"

In response, CBS spokesman Chris Ender tells the Associated Press, "Despite what the PTC says, this is not pornography. It's a one-hour fashion show mixed with musical performances and comedy segments. Does it push the envelope? Sure. But everyone knows what the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is. With the advance publicity and the content advisory, every viewer will be armed with information to make their own choice."

CBS claims that network censors won't need to blur any of the soft flesh, hard sell bounce and jiggle, lace and chiffon, frippery and feathers special, because the underwear this year has a bit more too it. But that hasn't stopped network flacks from billing it as "The Sexiest Night of Television."

About the only thing to get snipped out of the show is those pesky animal rights placard-bearers who jumped in front of the cameras to protest against "Fur Scum" model Gisele Bundchen, even though she wasn't swathed from head to toe in sable or mink at that precise moment. (When she's not catwalking for Victoria's Secret, she's a spokesmodel for a fur company.)

The special, rated TV-14, was originally set to air at 10 p.m. when the kiddies would be tucked asleep in their jammies. However, eager to counter-program ABC's so-called family hour offering--the two-hour finale of the love-for-sale The Bachelor--CBS initially moved the fashion show to 8 p.m. before finally settling on 9 p.m. (CBS says that tie-ins with Victoria's Secret store promotions prevent moving the show to any other night.)

Still, there are what CBS terms "a small number" of affiliates who are balking at airing the special in the earlier slot. Two in Idaho, KBCI-TV of Boise and KIDK-TV of Idaho Falls, are owned by Fisher Broadcasting.

"I don't believe it meets the standards of our communities in the time period offered," Jeffrey Anderson, Fisher's general manager, tells the AP. "It's a family-viewing hour.

So instead, those stations will air the show after midnight on the weekend--a time slot when, we presume, most people who really care about ogling naughty nudies already have their home videotapes playing.

CHOCO
Nov 20th, 2002, 04:14 PM
Groups Protest Victoria's Secret Show

Nov 20, 6:14 AM (ET)

By DAVID BAUDER
NEW YORK (AP) - Two women's groups and a media watchdog organization on Tuesday asked CBS not to air the Victoria's Secret fashion show, calling it a "soft-core porn infomercial."

CBS said it was moving ahead with the broadcast of supermodels in lingerie on Wednesday night.

Concerned Women for America, the National Organization for Women and the Parents Television Council were among several groups protesting the televised fashion show, which was taped in New York City last week.

ABC aired it last November, prompting an investigation by the Federal Communications Commission, which ruled it did not violate decency standards.


Along with the airing of near-nudity, the groups said the show degrades women.

"What purpose does the special serve except to overly sexualize women and use this to bolster the networks' demographics for young men?" they asked in a joint letter to CBS President Leslie Moonves.

Melissa Cardwell, research director for the Parents Television Council, said she had hoped that the hundreds of protests about last year's special would have dissuaded broadcasters from showing it again.

"Despite what the PTC says, this is not pornography," CBS spokesman Chris Ender said. "It's a one-hour fashion show mixed with musical performances and comedy segments.

"Does it push the envelope? Sure. But everyone knows what the Victoria's Secret fashion show is," he said. "With the advance publicity and the content advisory, every viewer will be armed with information to make their own choice."

CBS is giving the show a TV-14 rating, an indication that the material may be unsuitable for children age 14 and under.

The show has bounced around the CBS schedule. It was originally scheduled to air at 10 p.m. EDT but, worried about competing against ABC's two-hour finale of "The Bachelor," CBS moved it to 8 p.m.

Then, it was moved again - to 9 p.m. Ender said that upon reflection, CBS decided it wasn't best to air the show at 8 p.m. in what used to be considered the family viewing hour.

A "small number" of CBS affiliates aren't airing the show in prime-time, but Ender wouldn't name them. Two are in Idaho: KBCI-TV of Boise and KIDK-TV of Idaho Falls, both owned by Fisher Broadcasting, Inc.

"I don't believe it meets the standards of our communities in the time period offered," said Jeffrey Anderson, Fisher's general manager. "It's a family viewing hour."

Instead, the stations will air the show after midnight on the weekend.

ABC occasionally blurred the picture last year when particularly sheer lingerie was featured. CBS said it expects that not to be a problem this year, indicating the underwear is not as revealing.

The Parents Television Council, angered by the FCC's ruling on last year's show, said it intends to step up pressure on federal regulators if this year's edition is similar.

Also, CBS said it had edited out a demonstration by animal rights activists at last week's taping. Four protesters stormed the stage with signs that read "Gisele: Fur Scum," when model Gisele Bundchen - who has a modeling contract with a leading fur company - walked the runway.



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Barrie_Dude
Nov 20th, 2002, 04:17 PM
I was completly unaware until now that Marri's (Stinger) stage name was "Adrianna Lima"! Go Marri!

CHOCO
Nov 20th, 2002, 04:23 PM
Watch it...that's Lenny Kravitz' fiance. hmmmm.....

Barrie_Dude
Nov 20th, 2002, 04:30 PM
Lenny Kravitz? She's with him? Well, there goes that one out the window!

rated_next
Nov 20th, 2002, 04:56 PM
thanks for the info :)

CHOCO
Nov 20th, 2002, 08:24 PM
Victoria's Secret on TV 'soft porn'?

Wednesday, November 20, 2002 Posted: 10:00 AM EST (1500 GMT)


NEW YORK (AP) -- Two women's groups and a media watchdog organization on Tuesday asked CBS not to air the Victoria's Secret fashion show, calling it a "soft-core porn infomercial."

CBS said it was moving ahead with the broadcast of supermodels in lingerie on Wednesday night.

Concerned Women for America, the National Organization for Women and the Parents Television Council were among several groups protesting the televised fashion show, which was taped in New York City last week.

ABC aired it last November, prompting an investigation by the Federal Communications Commission, which ruled it did not violate decency standards.

Along with the airing of near-nudity, the groups said the show degrades women.

"What purpose does the special serve except to overly sexualize women and use this to bolster the networks' demographics for young men?" they asked in a joint letter to CBS President Leslie Moonves.

Melissa Cardwell, research director for the Parents Television Council, said she had hoped that the hundreds of protests about last year's special would have dissuaded broadcasters from showing it again.

"Despite what the PTC says, this is not pornography," CBS spokesman Chris Ender said. "It's a one-hour fashion show mixed with musical performances and comedy segments.

"Does it push the envelope? Sure. But everyone knows what the Victoria's Secret fashion show is," he said. "With the advance publicity and the content advisory, every viewer will be armed with information to make their own choice."


Several groups say the Victoria's Secret show degrades women.



CBS is giving the show a TV-14 rating, an indication that the material may be unsuitable for children age 14 and under.

The show has bounced around the CBS schedule. It was originally scheduled to air at 10 p.m. EDT but, worried about competing against ABC's two-hour finale of "The Bachelor," CBS moved it to 8 p.m.

Then, it was moved again -- to 9 p.m. Ender said that upon reflection, CBS decided it wasn't best to air the show at 8 p.m. in what used to be considered the family viewing hour.

A "small number" of CBS affiliates aren't airing the show in prime-time, but Ender wouldn't name them. Two are in Idaho: KBCI-TV of Boise and KIDK-TV of Idaho Falls, both owned by Fisher Broadcasting, Inc.

"I don't believe it meets the standards of our communities in the time period offered," said Jeffrey Anderson, Fisher's general manager. "It's a family viewing hour."

Instead, the stations will air the show after midnight on the weekend.

ABC occasionally blurred the picture last year when particularly sheer lingerie was featured. CBS said it expects that not to be a problem this year, indicating the underwear is not as revealing.

The Parents Television Council, angered by the FCC's ruling on last year's show, said it intends to step up pressure on federal regulators if this year's edition is similar.

Also, CBS said it had edited out a demonstration by animal rights activists at last week's taping. Four protesters stormed the stage with signs that read "Gisele: Fur Scum," when model Gisele Bundchen -- who has a modeling contract with a leading fur company -- walked the runway.

CHOCO
Nov 20th, 2002, 10:12 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing some beautiful women if I can turn away from watching some baskeball...hehehe

CHOCO
Nov 20th, 2002, 10:59 PM
Victoria's Secret show to air tonight, despite protests

Associated Press

Published Nov. 20, 2002


NEW YORK -- Two women's groups and a media watchdog organization on Tuesday asked CBS not to air the Victoria's Secret fashion show, calling it a ``soft-core porn infomercial.''

CBS said it was moving ahead with the broadcast of supermodels in lingerie tonight.

Concerned Women for America, the National Organization for Women and the Parents Television Council were among several groups protesting the televised fashion show, which was taped in New York City last week.

ABC aired it last November, prompting an investigation by the Federal Communications Commission, which ruled it did not violate decency standards.

Along with the airing of near-nudity, the groups said the show degrades women.

``What purpose does the special serve except to overly sexualize women and use this to bolster the networks' demographics for young men?'' they asked in a joint letter to CBS President Leslie Moonves.

Stephen Chernin
Associated Press
Melissa Cardwell, research director for the Parents Television Council, said she had hoped that the hundreds of protests about last year's special would have dissuaded broadcasters from showing it again.

``Despite what the PTC says, this is not pornography,'' CBS spokesman Chris Ender said. ``It's a one-hour fashion show mixed with musical performances and comedy segments.

``Does it push the envelope? Sure. But everyone knows what the Victoria's Secret fashion show is,'' he said. ``With the advance publicity and the content advisory, every viewer will be armed with information to make their own choice.''


Supermodel Heidi Klum

Stephen Chernin
Associated Press
CBS is giving the show a TV-14 rating, an indication that the material may be unsuitable for children age 14 and under.

The show has bounced around the CBS schedule. It was originally scheduled to air at 10 p.m. EDT but, worried about competing against ABC's two-hour finale of ``The Bachelor,'' CBS moved it to 8 p.m.

Then, it was moved again - to 9 p.m. Ender said that upon reflection, CBS decided it wasn't best to air the show at 8 p.m. in what used to be considered the family viewing hour.

A ``small number'' of CBS affiliates aren't airing the show in prime-time, but Ender wouldn't name them. Two are in Idaho: KBCI-TV of Boise and KIDK-TV of Idaho Falls, both owned by Fisher Broadcasting, Inc.

``I don't believe it meets the standards of our communities in the time period offered,'' said Jeffrey Anderson, Fisher's general manager. ``It's a family viewing hour.''

Instead, the stations will air the show after midnight on the weekend.

ABC occasionally blurred the picture last year when particularly sheer lingerie was featured. CBS said it expects that not to be a problem this year, indicating the underwear is not as revealing.

The Parents Television Council, angered by the FCC's ruling on last year's show, said it intends to step up pressure on federal regulators if this year's edition is similar.

Also, CBS said it had edited out a demonstration by animal rights activists at last week's taping. Four protesters stormed the stage with signs that read ``Gisele: Fur Scum,'' when model Gisele Bundchen - who has a modeling contract with a leading fur company - walked the runway.


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CHOCO
Nov 21st, 2002, 12:55 AM
:)

CHOCO
Nov 21st, 2002, 02:33 AM
I'm watching the Victoria Secrets models and wow, they all look fine. I especially like the all access aspect of being in the dressing room,etc.

CHOCO
Nov 21st, 2002, 03:07 AM
I was impressed by the show tonight...however, when it comes to pretty women, it doesn't take much.

King Satan
Nov 21st, 2002, 04:30 AM
I'm getting prepared to watch it rightnow!! WOOOOHOOOOO *bounce*

B-Ball is over now, The lakers lost (again), but this show will make me happy *double bounce*

rated_next
Nov 21st, 2002, 07:05 AM
WOW!

I just saw it ... ;-)

King Satan
Nov 21st, 2002, 07:07 AM
I waited all this time, and I missed it

Dammit!!!!

CHOCO
Nov 21st, 2002, 08:48 AM
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CHOCO
Nov 21st, 2002, 10:54 AM
:)

CHOCO
Nov 21st, 2002, 02:17 PM
There was some serious talent ;) on display at this event.