Adam Lambert booked on The View

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 5th 2009 2:00PM
adam_lambert_foxThe on-again, off-again love affair between ABC and American Idol star Adam Lambert is making my head spin. In the past week or so, still stinging over Lambert's over the top performance at the American Music Awards, ABC dropped Adam Lambert appearances on Good Morning American, Jimmy Kimmel Live and New Year's Rockin' Eve.

Adam absolved ABC of responsibility for the cancellations. He Tweeted that it was pressure from the FCC. Then the folks at GLAAD weighed in, coming to Adam's defense. That was followed by the announcement that Adam is now set to appear on ABC's The View on Thursday, December 10. He'll also be on Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People special on December 9.

You see why my head is spinning? Has Adam been welcomed back or is ABC just trying to placate GLAAD? Hollywood Reporter points out that The View is taped, so if Adam grinds too much or simulates anything sexually off the chart, they can cut the tape. On GMA and NYRE he would have been singing live and the censors wouldn't have been able to control him.

The way I see it, Adam Lambert has achieved his objective. The AMA show labeled him as a dangerous act. This is classic Madonna marketing. Do something shocking and get your CD promoted up the wazoo. Michael Jackson did the same thing in music videos -- grabbing his crotch and destroying a car.

I'm not saying that Adam's AMA performance was appropriate or acceptable for primetime TV. It was outrageous. But now that he's gotten the attention he sought, I don't think future performances will be nearly as outre.

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December 08 2009 at 8:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

TheReader - they are taping Adam's segment for The View because he won't be able to be their live that day. Yeah for the relationship mending. It's a win-win for Adam and ABC. Let's move forward with more Adam on my tv!

December 05 2009 at 8:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Dorena's comment

again, why do the studios have to comply with glaad, i mean doesn't the show get to decide who goes on? So if i dont get to get on good morning america i can call up an advocacy group and they will get me on because they are discriminating? Isn't it common to cancel or bump people from these kind of shows? Also is he popular because he's gay? because besides that his music he just like any other popstar singer out there, way too many to list and care about. American Idol has frankly turn out horrible singers/stars, only bearable one is kelly clarkson.

December 07 2009 at 12:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nancy Martin

FYI, The View is not is live.

December 05 2009 at 6:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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