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Singer Janet Jackson appears bare-breasted in her new video.
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updated 9/18/2006 12:22:56 AM ET 2006-09-18T04:22:56

Janet Jackson’s breasts are back.

The singer, who caused a furor when she flashed a boob at the Super Bowl in 2004, appears bare-breasted in her new video for the single “So Excited.” Although nipples are never clearly visible, Jackson’s clothes disappear in a number of shots, and she quickly reaches up to cover her bare breasts.

“You’d think she’d have learned from that whole [Super Bowl] debacle,” sighs a fan. “The girl just can’t help herself.”

Meanwhile, Jackson is saying that she’s never seen herself as sexy, and blames older brother Michael for her issues with her body.

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“My brother Michael used to tease me,” Janet Jackson tells the new issue of Giant. “We’re very close, but he was very adamant about the way I looked, the way I should look. He thought my butt was too big. Maybe he wasn’t completely happy with himself, so he put it on me? I’m just guessing here, but looking back now, I know that in adolescence your body changes, and he would always tease people left and right about something. When his own body started to change … he became a lot more introverted.”

An unmarried man
Elton John says he’s glad he got hitched to long-time partner David Furnish. Just don’t call him “married.”

“I hate people saying I’m married,” John told the London Mirror. “Marriage is a heterosexual term for men and women. We’ve got a civil partnership. It’s not a religious ceremony and I didn’t want to get married. I just wanted a lifetime commitment.”

He says he expected an outpouring of hatred from the public, but it never happened. “I thought I might get the odd flour bomb but there was no negative reaction,” he said. “It was the nicest day of my life, with all the people I love most.”

Notes from all over
The organizers of Oktoberfest are wondering if Paris Hilton’s drunk driving arrest will nix her planned visit to the German beer festival.  . . . Will Ferrell quipped that he was so worried about upsetting Tom Cruise with scenes in “Talladega Nights” that he joined the Church of Scientology. “I’m in the junior program right now,” he told Bang Showbiz. “I’m earning frequent flyer miles.”  . . .  Discredited memoirist James Frey says he knows why the public was so outraged by his fabrications in “A Million Little Pieces.” It’s the war in Iraq. “People feel frustrated by a lot of distortions by politicians, by members of the media, by movie stars, by tabloid journalists, and it was like a sorta confluence of events that I happened to be in the middle of,” Frey told the London Guardian. “There are a lot of issues related to truth that are at the forefront of our culture right now because of what happened [in Iraq].”

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