November 25th, 2009
05:46 PM ET

Defending Adam Lambert!

Adam Lambert is a genius. He is an artist who knows exactly what he wants, and he knows how to get it.

For people who have actually followed Adam, it's hard to believe that anyone could really be "shocked" by his performance at the American Music Awards. Ever since "American Idol" wrapped, Adam has been on a straight streak of gaining attention and stirring up controversy wherever he goes.

It started with his Rolling Stone article. You know, the one where he confirmed his homosexuality to the entire world. Next came his Details magazine shoot, where he was photographed being overtly sexual with a gorgeous and naked female model, and it didn't end there. Just as his first album was about to drop, Adam released the cover image for the album and yes, just as expected, people had a problem with that too. Who would have thought that a little bit of eyeliner and bright blue hair on a guy would get people so... riled up?

Hmmm, perhaps Adam.

He does what he wants, and he doesn't care who he offends. To me, that sounds like a true rock star in the making.

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November 25th, 2009
05:18 PM ET

'Glee"s Thanksgiving Eve

Here’s an early Thanksgiving treat for all of you “Glee” fans out there- an interview with tonight’s very special guest star- Eve! Earlier this week I had an opportunity to take part in a reporter’s conference call with the rapper-actress while she was in Dubai and she was eager to dish on this weeks episode, her early years singing and even her favorite karaoke song. Enjoy!.... FULL POST

November 25th, 2009
03:01 PM ET

'Glee' leaving fans for four months

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“Glee” hasn’t gone on hiatus yet, but I am already starting to feel withdrawal symptoms.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the hit Fox show is headed for a four-month hiatus after it burns through this season’s remaining episodes.

That means the gleeks will have to wait until April 13 to enjoy the quirky shenanigans at McKinley High School.


That’s an eternity when it comes to waiting for your favorite show to return. I still haven’t gotten over the almost twenty-month long hiatus of “24.” I have to admit, that show lost me after I had to wait to find out what happened to Jack Bauer.

But I had been watching “24” for many seasons and “Glee” is only in its first year. And even though I absolutely love, love, love it who knows how I’ll feel months from now and what will be vying for my attention then?

Is it a little risky to leave fans now for so long, or is Fox crazy like one in anticipating that the wait will stir up even more “Glee” mania?

After all, the gamble to air a sneek peak episode months before the season even premiered certainly paid off with tremendous buzz. And Glee won’t be at all hurt by having the juggernaut “American Idol” as its lead-in when it returns – even though the show’s return on Tuesdays starting in April will pit it against the final season of “Lost.”

What do you think? Will “Glee” be worth the wait?

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November 25th, 2009
02:48 PM ET

KISS concert goes live through Facebook

KISS still packs stadiums after more  than 35 years, but the legendary rock band will use Facebook to let even more fans experience Wednesday night's concert in Los Angeles.

"At the very least, it's a way to get a taste of the experience and  either it will undoubtedly entice you to want to come to a show, or it will you  relive what you saw when we hit your town," KISS frontman Paul Stanley said.  Their first-ever live Web concert begins streaming at 8:30 p.m. PT (11:30 p.m. ET) - as they take the Staples Center stage.  


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November 25th, 2009
09:14 AM ET

Highs and lows on 'So You Think You Can Dance'

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After the loss of star choreographer Mia Michaels, how lucky is "So You Think You Can Dance" to have Sonya Tayeh? Both of her routines ranked among the best of this season. But those weren't the only highlights, and despite some really rough patches, this top 12 performance show really delivered.

The combination of Kathryn and Legacy, who have yet to make a wrong step all season, with Sonya's best piece since "The Garden" made for an explosive performance. This really highlighted what my favorite couple does best, together and separately (that backwards crab walk!). I had to watch it again right away. They followed up with a Viennese waltz which more than made up for what it lacked in technique with a beautiful performance. It will be a real shame to see them go their separate ways next week, and I hope Nigel is wrong in saying that they might be in danger.

November 24th, 2009
02:41 PM ET

Giving thanks to TV

It’s Thanksgiving week - the time to consider what we are thankful for. As someone who frequently writes about all things television, for me it means writing about what on TV I’m thankful for.

I am thankful for “Jon and Kate Plus 8” (apparently) coming to an end, and I’m hopeful that the Duggars (TLC’s “18 Kids and Counting”), the Masches (WE’s “Raising Sextuplets”) and the Hayes family (TLC’s “Table for 12”) will do the same.

I am thankful that Fox gave “King of the Hill” a proper sendoff after 13 seasons and more than 250 episodes. The show always seemed to be on the brink of cancellation the last few years, and I feared it would not get the “final episode” treatment that long-running shows deserve.  Thankfully, Fox came through with a two-episode finale in September.

I am thankful that ABC gave “According to Jim” the boot after eight seasons.  For some critics, that was about seven seasons too many.

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