December 4, 2009 |
After taking heat from Adam Lambert's fans and gay advocates for a week, ABC on Friday extended an olive branch of sorts to the "American Idol" runner-up who made headlines with his provocative performance last month at the American Music Awards in which he kissed a male musician. ABC canceled Lambert's scheduled appearances on "Good Morning America" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and stopped considering him for "New Year's Rockin' Eve," which drew thousands of complaints from viewers and gay advocates who believed the network was retaliating against him because he is gay. On Friday night, Lambert took to Twitter, where he first announced the cancellations, to tell his fans that he will appear on "The View" next Thursday.
December 4, 2009 |
The decision by ABC to cancel Adam Lambert's upcoming appearance on the late night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and to remove him from the potential roster of New Year's Rockin' Eve performers continued to create controversy Thursday, as a conservative Christian group defended its decision to protest Lambert's sexually suggestive performance last month at the American Music Awards. The Liberty Counsel, a nonprofit public interest law firm closely tied to the late Rev. Jerry Falwell's Liberty University in Virginia and provides legal assistance in defense of what it calls "Christian religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the traditional family," filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission over Lambert's controversial performance at the AMAs.
November 28, 2009
Re "Adam Lambert Causes a Fuss," Quick Takes, Nov. 24: When Elvis Presley first performed a bump and grind on national television, millions of older Americans were apoplectic in their response. After Adam Lambert planted a kiss on a male keyboard player at the American Music Awards, 1,500 people complained to ABC. We've come a long way. Haven't we, baby? Alan Cantwell Hollywood AMAs reveal today's paucity I really feel sorry for young people today. Here are a few of the new record releases we could listen to in 1966: "Revolver" by the Beatles, Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde," the Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" and the Rolling Stones' "Aftermath."
November 25, 2009
The Early Show Robin Williams; chef Elizabeth Carmel. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Bon Jovi. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Chef Emeril Lagasse; "Dancing With the Stars" finalists. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Thomas Gibson ("Criminal Minds"); the cast of "The Beatles Love" by Cirque du Soleil; Regis and Joy Philbin perform. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Natalie Portman ("Brothers")
November 25, 2009 |
Pop idol Adam Lambert kissed a man on national television on Sunday night. Now ABC has given Lambert the kiss-off, and CBS has embraced him. Apparently responding to hundreds of viewer complaints following Lambert's racy performance during Sunday's "American Music Awards" telecast on ABC, the network canceled its plans for a Lambert-headlined concert that would have aired on ABC's "Good Morning America" program today. The network reported on Monday that it had received about 1,500 complaints about Lambert's number, in which he kissed a male keyboard player and another dancer placed his face in Lambert's crotch during a performance of his song "For Your Entertainment" (the latter bit was edited out for the West Coast broadcast)
November 15, 2009
Hats off to Jay L. Clendenin for his photo of a seated Adam Lambert with Ann Powers' piece. Adam has been photographed by some of the most highly sought after photographers, yet Clendenin has captured his charm and sex appeal better than any of them. Toni Carroll Russell, Ky.
November 8, 2009 |
Kicking off another typical seven-day work week in the offices of his management company 19 Entertainment, Adam Lambert fixed his gaze on his own pretty face. Scattered across his publicist's desk were proof sheets from a photo session with the singer, who will release his debut album on RCA Records, "For Your Entertainment," Nov. 23. The shots captured Lambert in typical glam-god poses: peacock, street tough, space oddity, freaky adventurer in the boudoir of the damned. Lambert, who in person is none of those things but rather a startlingly grounded 27-year-old radiating Southern Californian optimism, took up a red pencil and circled a frame.
October 28, 2009 |
Dancers outfitted in crystal jumpsuits dangled from oversized outdoor chandeliers. Silver-gloved fans sang along to "Billy Jean" and "The Way You Make Me Feel." The time was finally here. This was it. Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Paula Abdul, Adam Lambert and JC Chasez gathered at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday for the world premiere of "Michael Jackson's This Is It," the highly anticipated feature-length documentary detailing the late pop idol's planned comeback concerts.