Will ABC Let Adam Lambert Into the Oscars?
by Kona Gallagher, posted Feb 4th 2010 7:29PM
The Adam Lambert/ABC controversy is one of those things that makes zero sense to me. If you recall, after Lambert kissed a dude and briefly simulated oral sex with someone in his band on the American Music Awards, ABC freaked out and started banning him from their shows. The network canceled appearances on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' and 'Good Morning America,' apparently fearing that the 'American Idol' runner-up wouldn't be able to refrain from nibbling George Stephanopoulos' ear at 7:30 AM. What I don't get is why this is such a big deal: it's as if ABC is operating in a world in which Lady Gaga and her antics don't exist.
Now the big Lambert news is that he may be attending the Oscars, which is airing March 7 on ABC. As Lambert isn't in the film industry, this makes little sense-- except that he may be attending the ceremony with longtime friend Anna Kendrick, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her turn in the George Clooney film, 'Up In The Air.'
While Lambert has been allowed on ABC since the AMA incident, it has only been on pre-recorded segments. If he attends The Oscars with Kendrick, it will mark his first live appearance on the network since his controversial performance. As Lambert would just be attending as a guest, I doubt that there's very little ABC would want or be able to do about his appearance. Likewise, there's probably very little that Lambert himself would want or be able to do in order to court further controversy. However, I'm personally holding out for an assless tux.