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''It is important to find a compromise. You shouldn't walk the red carpet in a thong and heels only but you don't want to have on a turtleneck dress either. You should respect the event and the occasion but you should still be able to be yourself and wear something you feel good in. I think it is totally fine to be sexy, you just can't be naked on national TV. I think that was all they were getting at.''
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''Do you think I am showing too much leg? The memo didn't say anything about legs.''
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NCIS star Pauley Perrette ?
''The memo made me giggle. They used the adjective puffy. Fortunately, I am not a huge skin-showing person. I like my skirts short but that's about it. But it was funny. It is rock stars. What are you going to do? Part of the fun is watching the crazy outfits and wondering if something is going to fall out.''
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''It stifles the creativity. If we are truly an art form and the Grammys is truly an awards show that celebrates art, you have to accept it in all its forms. You can't stifle creativity because you will stifle the pleasure. At the end of the day, we are all here because of fans and some of these people like their artists because they are who they are. Fans look forward to seeing if Lady Gaga will wear a meat dress. They like some of these artists because they are sexy and they flaunt it.''
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''Musicians are rebels in general, and I think they have made more trouble for themselves by laying down the rules in a memo. I could definitely see a few people taking the memo as a challenge.''
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''Wait, people aren't allowed to show their butt cracks or their breasts? Then we're out. We're all out.''
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''I think the note sounds a bit silly really. Women have boobs; get over it. I highly doubt they are going to turn Rihanna away at the door for showing sideboob anyway. ... Artists tend to do what they want, and someone will probably wear something revealing just to spite them. But it will be fun. I can't wait to see the blurred outfits on TV.''
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''I didn't hear about the dress code memo until today. I was going to come all out, but lucky I didn't make that decision. I went another way with my clothes. I think it's kind of funny. Style is supposed to represent what you feel but maybe people were coming in too outrageous stuff, each person trying to outdo the other that eventually someone might come naked if they weren't warned. I think maybe they need to calm people down before they get naked.''
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''I would be a little concerned if you take all the crazy clothes and sex appeal away. That keeps people moving through the three and a half hours on TV. People love to look at what people wear to these awards shows. And now ladies often have like two or three outfits in a night. That's how old I am. I've been coming for so long I remember when women only wore one dress for the whole Grammy show. ... I'm just glad they didn't outlaw black.''
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Neil Portnow, President? of National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
''I would love to talk about it because there is a great deal of misinformation out there about the memo. It was written and sent out, but the fact is that everyone broadcasting network in America is regulated by the FCC. The government tells the networks what is acceptable and what is not. The networks have to then identify that information and rely it to the producers of the shows on their network. Then CBS sends information to managers about what's acceptable or not. It's not new. It has been going on for decades and every network has the same requirements. It isn't just some CBS purity rule or something. To quote the book, it's much ado about nothing.''
(Reporting by Carrie Bell)