Tuesday, January 04, 2005

In True Rock-Star Fashion

Long live the Crue!

Yahoo! News - Rocker Lets F-Word Slip on 'Tonight Show': "NBC hasn't received any calls about the F-word that Motley Crue rocker Vince Neil (news) dropped during the live New Year's Eve broadcast of 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.'

'Happy f---ing New Year, Tommy!' Neil said to bandmate Tommy Lee (news) shortly after midnight Friday.

The remark was carried to viewers on the East Coast but was edited out before it was broadcast in the West, according to the entertainment trade paper Variety, which reported the incident on its Web site Monday night.

Leno normally tapes his show for broadcast later in the evening but does a live version for New Year's Eve. He had never a problem with profanities before, although the word has slipped out from time to time on other programs.

'The network has not received any calls regarding the incident,' an NBC official, who asked not be identified, said Monday.

U2 lead singer Bono used the F-word at last year's Golden Globe Awards (news - web sites), which was also broadcast live by NBC. The network has said it will put this year's broadcast on a 10-second delay."

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