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What to Watch: December 16

by Kim Potts, posted Dec 16th 2009 6:00AM
'So You Think You Can Dance' (8PM, Fox) season 6 finale
A winner is chosen in the live season finale, but that may not end up being tomorrow's headlines from the show. Following season six guest performances by Snoop Dogg, 'American Idol' champ Kris Allen and Shakira, the finale will feature a live tune by 'AI' runner-up, and recent 'American Music Awards' scandal magnet Adam Lambert. Will he shock the audience once again as he returns to his old Fox network stomping grounds?

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Adam Lambert Returns to ABC on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 11th 2009 9:00AM
ABC finally allowed American Idol's Adam Lambert back on the air to chat with the ladies of 'The View' yesterday. The network has canceled three scheduled performances by Lambert since his controversial appearance on the 2009 American Music Awards last month.

However, it seems ABC wasn't taking any chances on the 'Idol' runner-up. His entire appearance on 'The View,' which included an interview segment and live performance, was pre-taped.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Letterman Makes Barbara Walters Blush Over Adam Lambert Comment (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 9th 2009 11:27AM
It's precisely this sort of willingness to say anything that makes us love David Letterman.

While discussing Adam Lambert's infamous 2009 American Music Awards performance with guest Barbara Walters on last night's 'Late Show with David Letterman,' Letterman referenced a past appearance by the 'American Idol' contestant on his show, mentioned that he seemed like "a very nice guy," then expressed relief that a certain male-specific part of Lambert's anatomy didn't also make an appearance.

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Top TV Moment of 2009: Adam Lambert's AMAs Shocker

by Sharon Knolle, posted Dec 8th 2009 9:00AM
Maybe 'American Idol' voters got it right: Adam Lambert with his guyliner, black fingernail polish, questionable sexuality and over-the-top theatricality, was simply too much to handle. Midway through 'Idol', he proved he could tame his wild child in a gorgeous, hushed version of 'Mad World,' that earned a rare standing ovation from prickly Simon Cowell. Even critics sat up and realized, hey, this kid can do more than scream.

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What to Watch: December 7 - 13

by Stephanie Earp, posted Dec 7th 2009 3:14AM

Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 - Wednesday December 9, 10 pm, Global/ABC

Babs' annual love-in raises the bar a little this year - or is it just that 2009 was a really bizarre year? The short list includes four people I would confidently call lunatics (though some use their crazy for good and others for evil) including Sarah Palin, Adam Lambert, Kate Gosselin and Lady Gaga. Tyler Perry is also on the list and I can't wait to see how Walters handles him. Tyler, if you are reading this, I beg you to do the interview in Madea drag. Brett Favre and Glenn Beck from the world of sports round out the published list. The top three fascinators will be revealed during the broadcast. Who wants to do a pool? My picks are Robert Pattinson, Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

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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.

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ABC drops Adam Lambert again and again

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 3rd 2009 11:28AM
adam_lambert_sittingWhen Adam Lambert was competing on American Idol, there were times when his performances reminded the judges -- and viewers -- of Elvis Presley. And other rock icons, too. It was all part of Adam's appeal. But now that he's promoting his new CD and did a "scandalous" performance at the American Music Awards, he's really getting the Elvis treatment. There's fear that his actions, which are more graphic than anything Elvis ever did, will go too far.

Today, Adam tweeted that ABC had cancelled two more spots on the network -- his upcoming Jimmy Kimmel Live! date and a New Year's Eve performance. Adam added that nobody should blame ABC for the cancellations because it was pressure from the FCC that prompted ABC's action. So maybe we should really be blaming Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake for the infamous Super Bowl breast/costume malfunction? ABC previously dumped Adam from Good Morning America.

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Adam Lambert to Ellen: "Maybe That Wasn't the Best First Impression" (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 2nd 2009 10:42AM
Adam Lambert, who shocked viewers of this year's American Music Awards with a musical number that included guy-on-guy simulated oral sex and kissing, admitted on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' that perhaps his performance wasn't in the best taste, but ultimately he feels he didn't do anything wrong.

"I think in hindsight, I look back on it and I go, 'OK, maybe that wasn't the best first impression to make,'" Lambert said. "I mean, I had fun up there. I had a good time. My dancers had fun. The band had fun ... But, you know what? I respect people, and I feel like people walked away from that feeling disrespected, and I would never intend to disrespect anybody."

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ABC to Reevaluate Live Performance Policy After Adam Lambert Controversy

by Gary Susman, posted Dec 1st 2009 3:30PM
Rest easy, shielders of the horrified eyes of America's children. There will be no more scandalous Adam Lambert-type live performances, at least not on ABC.

Reuters reports that, in response to Lambert's notorious number on Nov. 22's American Music Awards, ABC is reviewing its live performance policy and will force future live performers to sign contracts assuring the network that they won't spring any surprises during live broadcasts that ABC censors haven't vetted during rehearsals.

"We certainly don't want to suppress artistry at any level," Disney/ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney told Reuters on Monday, "but we also have to be very cognizant of who our audience is." Sweeney did not say what measures would be taken to enforce such no-spontaneity contracts. (Will they sue overly exuberant performers? Dock their pay? Hold their fees in escrow until the FCC decides whether or not to levy an indecency fine?)

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Adam Lambert Defends AMA Performance, Wishes He Sang Better (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 30th 2009 11:40AM
On 'The Early Show,' 'American Idol' runner-up Adam Lambert defended his controversial performance on the '2009 American Music Awards,' citing similar risque material that appeared on the show courtesy of Lady Gaga, Janet Jackson and Eminem.

"There was a lot of very adult material on the AMAs this year, and I know I wasn't the only one," Lambert said, pointing out that Lady Gaga broke a bottle during a performance, Janet Jackson grabbed a male dancer's crotch, and Eminem referenced rape.

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Adam Lambert on 'The Early Show' (VIDEO): "I'm Not a Babysitter, I'm a Performer"

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 25th 2009 12:25PM
Adam Lambert didn't have to wait very long for a chance to speak out after his appearance this week on 'Good Morning America' was canceled because of his recent controversial performance on the 'American Music Awards.' 'The Early Show' quickly snagged the 'American Idol' contestant and featured an interview segment and several performances this morning.

Lambert claimed he had no idea his performance, which featured simulated oral sex and male-male kissing, would ignite the firestorm that it has. "I was really looking forward to it. I worked really with my dancers and my band for about two weeks putting that together," Lambert said. "I admit, I did get carried away, but I don't see anything wrong with it. I do see how people got offended, and that was not my intention. My intention was just to interpret the lyrics of my song and have a good time up there."

Watch the video after the jump.

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ABC's 'American Music Awards' Attracts 14.2 Million Viewers

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Nov 24th 2009 2:00PM
Adam Lambert may have offended viewers, and Jennifer Lopez may have fallen on her derriere. But ABC's broadcast of the 'American Music Awards' ended on a high note.

According to the Live Feed, the broadcast attracted a strong 14.2 million viewers and a 5.5 share in the coveted 18-49 demo.

ABC stated that the 'AMA's enjoyed its third straight year of total viewer gains and fourth straight year of viewership gains among young adults. If the final numbers prove true, that will mean the 2009 'AMA's rank as the year's third highest-rated awards show, behind the Academy Awards and the Grammys. It also marks the show's biggest tune-in since 2002.

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Adam Lambert's AMA Performance: Was It Too Racy? (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 23rd 2009 11:21AM
Those familiar with Adam Lambert have come to expect a certain amount of showy grandeur, but the 'American Idol' runner-up's musical number at the 2009 American Music Awards on Sunday was over-the-top even by Lambert's standards.

In his first televised performance since the 'Idol' finale, Lambert engaged in simulated oral sex with a male dancer, and locked lips with a male keyboardist in his backup band while performing the title track from his album 'For Your Entertainment.' And, he did it all without smearing his makeup, proving they don't call him 'Glambert' for nothing.

Watch the video after the jump.

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American Music Awards: J.Lo falls, Adam Lambert freaks out parents

by Kona Gallagher, posted Nov 23rd 2009 10:04AM
adam lambertI had the American Music Awards on last night in the background, and for the most part it looked like a pretty standard awards show: People wore pretty dresses, played pianos suspended by wires, wore more makeup than their wives (I'm looking at you, Keith Urban), and simulated oral sex. Wait-- what?

Yeah, so for once, Lady Gaga's performance, which involved smashing a plate-glass window and setting a piano on fire wasn't the most interesting performance of the night. Instead, everyone is talking about two people: Jennifer Lopez and Adam Lambert. Lopez's unfortunate fall during her performance of "Louboutins" probably mortified her, but it wasn't the most awkward thing to happen during the ceremony. That distinction goes to American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert's decidedly non-family-friendly performance.

You can check out both videos after the jump.

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James Franco Debuts On 'General Hospital': What Went Down (LIVE BLOG)

by Michael Maloney, posted Nov 20th 2009 6:25PM
James FrancoAs we previously reported, James Franco made his big debut on 'General Hospital' this afternoon -- and we have the full scoop on what went down.

We already know that the movie star's run on the ABC soap opera is going to be loaded with surprises. For starters, although his debut was supposed to be today, regular 'GH' viewers noticed that the Golden Globe winner actually popped up on yesterday's episode (what would a soap be without twists?)

'GH' has done a great job of setting up Franco's introduction. From today's episode, we've gathered that his character, Franco, has photos of Claudia's dead body. Since A.J.'s Sonny's son Michael killed Claudia, the mobster is very interested in silencing the shutterbug/artist.

Read on for an analysis of Franco's official daytime debut.

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