What Janet Hath Wrought

After the Super Bowl brouhaha petrified broadcasters, artists are backing off edgier fare

BRITNEY SPEARS Oops! Fearing it could be "misinterpreted as suicide," Spears scrapped a bathtub drowning scene from her video for Everytime, a song about Justin Timberlake.

ALANIS MORISSETTE Though they bleeped a similar obscenity in 1995, skittish radio stations wanted Morissette to remove a word from her single. She changed it to "nightmare."

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE MTV (!) forced the band to cut a scene with a girl mouthing the words to its song Mexican Wine because, said an MTV rep, "we never allow underage drinking."

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