It looks like ABC is running scared! Or their lawyers are.
4th Update: So, Pink was censored too. Her performance was edited, viewers complained about the broadcast. Read about it HERE.
3rd Update: A Pink performance from the 2003 Billboard Awards on FOX finds her pushing a male dancer’s face into her crotch at about the 1:35 mark. HERE. Is it a double standard? Pink probably had the move approved ahead of time while Adam did not get permission for his face plant. Plus, Adam blames the FCC, but I suspect there’s more going on behind the scenes that we don’t know. And it’s two different networks airing the performances two years apart. I won’t make a determination on this til I have more information.
2nd Update: Adam Lambert tweets: Yes, sadly friends, ABC has cancelled my appearances on Kimmel and NYE. :( don’t blame them. It’s the FCC heat…I AM doing Leno though. And lookin into something for NYE…It’ll all blow over. Let’s focus on being positive! :)
UPDATE: According to the Jimmy Kimmel Live Twitter, Allison Iraheta will perform on December 17 in Adam’s place.
Adam Lambert was scheduled to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live, but his performance has been mysteriously canceled. Kimmel is broadcast on ABC, home of the American Music Awards, and Good Morning America.
Peeps who have inquired about the cancellation have been told that the appearance will be re-scheduled sometime on 2010.
Adam’s GMA appearance was canceled after ABC censored his racy performance on the AMA’s. A network spokeperson said, “given his controversial live performance on the AMAs we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning.’
Some good news:
According to Rickey.org, Adam is scheduled to MC the big Z100 Jingle Ball on December 11. Kris Allen and Jordin Sparks are two of the acts who will be performing. Adam will also MC the Jingle Ball in Tampa, Florida on December 13.
Upcoming TV appearances include Barbara Walters Most Fascinating People on December 9 and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on December 14.
There was some talk that Adam would appear on ABC’s New Years Rockin’ Eve on December 31, but it’s not listed on Adam’s official website with the rest of his gigs, so that appearance may not be set in stone.