ABC is still not ready to make peace with Adam Lambert for it has just canceled a scheduled appearance of him. The "American Idol" graduate who set tongue wagging with his sexually-charged performance at the recent American Music Awards (AMAs) will not show up on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!".
Adam was due to perform on Jimmy Kimmel's talk show on December 17 but it was suddenly canceled on Wednesday, December 2. Kimmel has updated his Twitter saying that Adam's "Idol" pal Allison Iraheta will perform in his place. A rep of ABC however would not confirm whether the axing has anything to do with AMAs, simply saying "We decided not to move forward with the booking at this time."
Adam himself has addressed the cancellation, saying that ABC probably got the pressure from Federal Communications Commission. He tweeted, "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! :)" The appearance on "The Jay Leno Show" is scheduled for December 21 while the New Years Rockin' Eve is for December 31.
ABC had once yanked out Adam from its program following the controversial AMAs performance. Citing that it was "concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning", ABC decided not to risk another raunchy appearance on "Good Morning America".
Although being passed by ABC, Adam Lambert is still going to other shows such as "Barbara Walters Most Fascinating People" (December 9), "Z100 Jingle Ball" (December 11 and 13) and "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" (December 14).