Having trouble keeping up with Adam Lambert and ABC’s on again/off again relationship? No one would blame you if you are.
According to the website for the Alphabet network ‘s morning show The View, the American Idol runner-up is scheduled to grace the stage on Thursday, December 10.
This comes after the 27-year-old singer tweeted last week that his scheduled Jimmy Kimmel Live and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve appearances were scrapped by ABC—further repercussions, apparently, of Lambert’s controversial American Music Awards gig in November.
The View site notes the following:
“He’s been a Hot Topic since his controversial American Music Awards performance last month—now he’s taking a seat on the couch to answer questions from our co-hosts. The View will show a taped interview with the the American Idol runner-up and a performance.”
A performance? Do these ladies know what kind of supposedly scandalous shenanigans they’re in for?
Is ABC trying to do an about-face after doling out a series of rescinded invites that all began with an axed Good Morning America appearance?
Well, it’s only the beginning of the week. Anything can happen between now and Thursday.
MTV News notes that Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation president Jeff Barrios issued the following statement:
“ABC has taken a step towards fairness by inviting Adam Lambert to perform on The View. GLAAD has been advocating against the double standards that have been applied to Lambert as an openly gay performer. We thank community members and allies for voicing their concerns with ABC so that entertainers like Adam have the opportunity to be broadcast into living rooms across America.”
Adam’s View episode airs the morning after the singer is set to be showcased in Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People Of 2009 special (also airing on ABC).
Hopefully Babs, Whoopi & Co. aren’t looking for any kind of apology, though. As Lambert already told CBS’s Early Show, “I’m not a babysitter. I’m a performer.”