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NY Post Gets Lambert Headline Wrong

Whoops. We love a good Post headline, but it looks like, this time around, the editors should have spent less time on the wordplay and more time on the names of the networks they’re reporting on. From today’s edition:


That would be ABC, not NBC.

Previously: Good Morning America Cancels Adam Lambert Concert

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CBS News Gets the Most from Adam Lambert Controversy

LambertCBS_11.25.jpgCBS’ “The Early Show” got the most out of its late add Adam Lambert this morning. Lambert, who was scheduled to appear on GMA this morning, was canceled by ABC late yesterday morning due to his sexually charged performance at the AMAs Sunday night.

On “Early,” a story and interview aired in the 7:30am half hour, Lambert answered viewer questions in the 8am half hour before performing the first of two songs at 8:42am.

In the interview with Maggie Rodriguez, Lambert said the outrage after his AMA performance was a “double whammy.”

“I think it’s because I’m a gay male and I think people haven’t seen that before,” said Lambert.

Asked if he would do anything differently, Lambert laughed and said, “I would sing it a little bit better.” Lambert then assured parents watching that his morning show concert “is appropriate, I promise.”

Interestingly, in the story leading up to Lambert’s interview, the kiss and the crotch smash, which were part of his AMA act were blurred out, but in the same story, Madonna’s kiss with Britney Spears at the 2003 VMAs was not, leading some to accuse CBS of a double standard. Or it may be, as ABC News told us yesterday, that that kind of performance just isn’t appropriate “so early in the morning.”

After his first song, Lambert’s mom came to the stage and Rodriguez asked her what she thought of the controversy surrounding the AMA performance: “I was a little taken aback,” she said, “but I just went with the flow.”

As for morning show leader the “Today” show, EP Jim Bell tells the AP’s David Bauder they did not consider booking Lambert because the show already had planned a performance with NBC’s artist in resident Jon Bon Jovi.

> Update: Video of the interview, after the jump…

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Good Morning America Cancels Adam Lambert Concert

adam_lambert_11-24.jpgFirst on TVNewser: American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert won’t be appearing on “Good Morning America” tomorrow.

TVNewser has learned ABC News canceled the concert after Lambert’s sexually charged performance at the American Music Awards Sunday night. Lambert led men on leashes, dragged a woman by her foot, and smashed a man’s head into his crotch, all while singing his new single “For Your Entertainment.”

ABC, which aired the awards show, received about 1,500 phone calls from people complaining about the performance, a number ABC calls “moderate.”

An ABC News spokesperson tells TVNewser, “given his controversial live performance on the AMAs we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning.”

Lambert performed as part of GMA’s summer concert series in August, and it was in a “20/20″ interview that Lambert came out, telling Chris Connelly, “I am gay, and I’m very comfortable with it.”

> Update / 1:13pmET: Almost as quickly as GMA canceled Lambert, the CBS Early Show added him to the lineup. Lambert will discuss the controversial AMA appearance and will perform live tomorrow morning.

> More: PRNewser: Who’ll Face a Bigger PR Storm: Lambert or ABC?

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20/20′s Glenn Beck Interview Brings High Ratings

Friday’s “20/20,” featuring interviews with American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert and Fox News’ Glenn Beck averaged 5.98 million Total Viewers – making it ABC’s #1 show for the night. The program beat a re-run of CBS’s Numb3rs, but came in second to NBC’s Stanley Cup final. This was also 20/20′s best performance in more than a month. If you missed John Stossel‘s interview with Beck, here it is in its entirety: