HONOLULU (AP) – Waves from the Janet Jackson Super Bowl fiasco reached Hawaii on Wednesday, as the NFL banned one of Justin Timberlake’s bandmates from the Pro Bowl halftime show.

The NFL bounced JC Chasez – a member of the boy band ‘N Sync – from Sunday’s halftime because of Jackson and Timberlake’s breast-baring exhibition, said Brian McCarthy, a spokesman for the NFL’s annual all-star game, which will be televised live on ESPN.

The current single from Chasez’s debut album is “Some Girls (Dance With Women).” Another of his songs is “All Day Long I Dream About Sex.” It was unclear was song he was to perform at the Pro Bowl.

The new halftime plan is for a Hawaiian extravaganza featuring hula dancers, drummers, conch shell blowers and local singers.

“The commissioner said Monday morning that we will change our policies and procedures as it relates to entertainment during our games,” McCarthy said. “This is immediate action that reflects that approach.”

Timberlake ripped off a piece of Janet Jackson’s outfit, exposing one of her breasts covered only with a sun-shaped “nipple shield.” They blamed a “wardrobe malfunction” and Jackson issued an apology, saying it was a last-minute stunt that went awry.

Gina Orr, publicist for

‘N Sync’s label, Jive Records in Los Angeles, said she couldn’t immediately say whether Chasez would still perform the national anthem at the Pro Bowl, as planned.

The halftime show at the Pro Bowl will now feature 200 hula dancers, 1,000 other dancers, drummers, conch shell blowers and local singing duo Amy Hanaiali’i Gilliom and Willie K., who will perform a new song called “Welcome to my Paradise,” as well as a new theme song for the Pro Bowl called “Twenty-five Years of Aloha.”

The show was to have been the pre-game entertainment, but was moved to halftime after Tagliabue’s decree, McCarthy said.

“We have felt it was more appropriate to go with a Hawaiian theme to celebrate the Pro Bowl’s 25th anniversary in Hawaii,” he said.

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