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Adam Lambert defends himself again, this time on ABC’s ‘The View’

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Three cancellations later on ABC and Barbara Walters and “The View” get Adam Lambert on. It just aired:

“Does it bother you that people are afraid of you to go live?” Walters asked.

“It was a crazy performance. I got carried away. I got caught up in the moent. It wasn’t meant to be an announcement that this was going to be me all the time,” he said.

He said his dad thought he should apologize. He said he isn’t going to apologize for it.

“This is not American Idol anymore. This is my career. Like I’ve said, I’m not a babysitter. My job is not to take care of your children.”

One thing he’ll change: “I’ll stay more consistent between rehearsal and performance.”

Lambert’s album “For Your Entertainment” dropped 74 percent from 198,000 to 51,000. It had the biggest drop among the top 200 albums. Allison Iraheta’s album opened at 32,000.

Lambert’s latest single “Whataya Want From Me” is up to No. 49 on the top 40 charts with 662 spins, up from 337 spins a week earlier, according to Mediabase 24/7. It’s too early to say if this song is going to be a hit. (”For Your Entertainment” certainly isn’t.)

Iraheta’s song “Friday I’ll Be Over U” is virtually being ignored on radio with just 108 spins in the entire countrym, down from 119 a week earlier.

Kris Allen’s “Live LIke We’re Dying” is gaining airplay on top 40 and Hot AC formats. He’s ranked 332 on the top 40 stations, with 87 out of 136 reporting stations spinning the song the past week. On Hot AC stations, he is ranked 18, with 84 out of 97 stations playing the song.

Kelly Clarkson’s “Already Gone” is No. 1 on the Hot AC chart and appears to be peaking at No. 5 on the top 40 charts.

Kellie Pickler’s “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You” is in its 12th week on the chart and is up to 26 on the country chart. Carrie Underwood’s latest single “Temporary Home” debuts at No. 34.

–I spoke with Fantasia on Tuesday for her upcoming reality show “Fantasia For Real.” I’ll post the interview next month before the show debuts on January 11 on VH1. I kind of wimped out on asking her about the married guy she was dating per that Star magazine report. I let her give a blanket statement saying it’s “B.S.” and she’s now dating her work, not any particular person. I guess I won’t cut it as a Star magazine reporter, eh?

9 comments Add your comment

Rickster

December 10th, 2009
12:15 pm

Go back to the old thread folks! If we ignore you-know-who… maybe he’ll just go away!

JTesla

December 10th, 2009
12:36 pm

I think all the talk of months and years fried Rodney’s brain… “next month before the show debuts on December 11″ Isn’t December 11th tomorrow?

With that little jab aside, thanks Rodney. I crave any Idol news even if it is a rehash of Adam’s performance. Oh and I’m glad you are not a reporter for Star, it means that you still have a soul.

KPH

December 10th, 2009
12:56 pm

PLEASE!!!! NO MORE!!! :-)

Tuscalooser

December 10th, 2009
1:16 pm

HEE HAW HEE HAW HEE HAW!!!!

Rickster

December 10th, 2009
2:07 pm

I think America (not to mention this blog) may be suffering from a severe collective case of Lamburnout! :-)

Nana

December 10th, 2009
2:26 pm

Hey, where did my post get off to? I guess pacman didn’t like it.

JTesla

December 10th, 2009
3:03 pm

Adam sure doesn’t have the rabid fans that Archie had last year. Which is good, I don’t think I could take another round of that.

Rodney Ho

December 10th, 2009
3:12 pm

New blog up because it might make some good fodder for ajc.com.

Nana

December 10th, 2009
3:13 pm

Okay, I’ve tried to post the same comment 4 times and it keeps getting eaten by pacman. I must have one little ole word that itsn’t liked, so I’ll reword it.

I think Adam’s attitude will hurt him more than help him. In his words, “I’ll not apologize” and “I’m a performer, not a babysitter,” There are other means to get your point across to others without making yourself look like an a$$.

JT- You beat me to the punch on RoHO’s comments about the dates of Fantasia’s interview and show debuting. I was gonna ask him 12/11/09 or 2010. We gotta you RoHo. :) You are so busted.