Good morning! Remember when Adam Lambert and Susan Boyle performed on the same episode of Oprah a few weeks ago? Well, now we know why they didn’t share a duet—Adam called SuBo’s cover of the Rolling Stone’s “Wild Horses” a “horrendous, sacrilegious treatment of that song!” Maybe he would have liked it better if it were sung by his new tonsil-hockey buddy Ke$ha? (For the record, Ad did tweet that he had been misquoted… but will that explanation be enough to declaw SuBo fans?)
Did You Hear?
:: Be careful when approaching either Adam Lambert or Fergie, as the two singers are sharing a taste for sharp fashion statements. One innocent hug, and you could be impaled by the spikes on their outfits. (Adam’s look, of course, is just a deterrent to ward off those rabid Boyle followers.) [Just Jared]
:: N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton gets censored, but not the way you’re thinking—all the non-swear words are taken out. Basically, “F*** the Police” gets shortened to simply, “F***.” [Best Week Ever]
:: Lady Gaga pokes fun (ahem) at all those rumors about her gender on the cover of the new Q. [Huffington Post]
After the jump: Disneyland becomes even more magical with the re-release of Captain EO.
Music On TV Tonight:
:: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) – Ne-Yo (repeat)
:: Lopez Tonight (TBS) – Ludacris (repeat)
VIDEO REWIND OF THE DAY: Captain EO, the 1986 musical 3D space adventure starring Michael Jackson, is now back at Disneyland. The 17-minute short was directed by Francis Ford Coppolla — yes, the man who gave us The Godfather — and ran in the Disney parks for eight years until July 1994 (which by sheer coincidence was a period when its star was facing some legal problems that might sully the family-friendly amusement park). But now it’s back, and with the small price of admission to Disneyland (roughly $99 plus parking), you can check out the best 3-D headtrip this side of James Cameron.
With the King of Pop back at the top of pop culture, this is certainly the right time for Disney to give Michael Jackson fans more. But in case you’re not planning a Disney vacation anytime soon (or just think the whole thing feels like a huge corporation profiting on the death of an icon), here’s the grandiose musical number “We’re Here to Change the World,” featuring Muppets, aliens and Angelica Huston. (Yes, that’s Angelica Huston under all that makeup.)
Have a great day!