Adam Lambert Post AMA News Update for 12/03/09

News is still breaking today, regarding ABC’s cancellations of Adam Lambert’s appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve.

Check out the news briefs below, and a couple of videos, after the jump.

The LA Times seems to think that the FCC complaint from rightwingnuts, the Liberty Counsel is at the center of ABC’s and Adam’s woes. I believe it’s more complicated than that. via LA Times

Michael Slezak’s take on the newest cancellations. via Entertainment Weekly

Jimmy Kimmel fought hard to keep Adam on the show. ‘The show fought to really try and keep [Adam], but they were told it was a bigger deal [than the show], ‘  the source said. Also, Pink’s 2003 Billboard Awards performance where she shoved a male dancer’s face in her crotch was edited on BOTH FEEDS in the US. The video that’s been passed around is from Canada, I hear, where they aren’t so uptight about sex. via Access Hollywood.

TMZ reports that GLAAD released a statement sympathizing with ABC on the Lambert matter, “It would appear that the kiss between Adam Lambert and his keyboardist did not factor into ABC’s decision … ABC has a history of positive gay and transgender inclusion that includes featuring kisses between gay and lesbian couples on-air.” via TMZ

UPDATE: Glaad amended their original statement to clarify:

Since his American Music Awards performance occurred GLAAD has consistently advocated that Adam Lambert and openly gay artists not be held to a double standard. As we have expressed publicly, it is disappointing that ABC will not give Lambert a chance to perform at this time. GLAAD’s discussions with ABC focused on confirming that his sexual orientation was not a factor in their decisions. ABC confirmed this is not about a same-sex kiss or his sexual orientation but about being ‘caught off guard.’  GLAAD asked ABC and calls on them for clarification on ‘caught off guard’  so that the community knows why Lambert is being denied the opportunity to perform on the network.

After the jump, the ladies of The View talk about Adam Lambert’s recent cancellations from Jimmy Kimmel Live and New Years Rockin Eve. Barbara gets a plug for her show, Ten Most Fascinating People. Adam will be a guest.

BONUS: And just for fun, Ellen Degeneres enlists Adam to sing the theme song for her 12 days of Christmas!

Videos after the JUMP…

The View

Ellen’s 12 Days of Christmas

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