Adam Lambert Tweets During ‘View’ Taping; Producer Calls Singer’s Appearance An ‘Olive Branch’ From ABC
First Published: December 9, 2009 3:57 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Adam Lambert hit the set of “The View” on Tuesday to pre-tape his appearance on the daytime talk show set to air Thursday — and lived to Twitter about it.
“Hey this is Adam Lambert!!! Elizabeth is lettin me tweet from her phone!!! Me and Liz! Whaaat? :)” Adam wrote on “View” panelist Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s Twitter page on Tuesday afternoon.
The singer’s visit to the show — his first to ABC since his controversial performance on the American Music Awards last month led to him being booted from “Good Morning America,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2010” — was characterized as a peace offering from the network by “View” co-Executive Producer Bill Geddie.
“I think this is sort of ABC extending the olive branch,” Bill said in a video blog he recorded with Barbara Walters, prior to taping Adam’s appearance.
And the EP said he didn’t think Adam’s “View” stint would create the same headlines his AMAs performance did.
“First of all, he isn’t going to do anything,” Bill said. “There’s not going to be some crazy… performance. I’m sure like every act, he tailors his performance to the audience. I’m sure if he does a daytime show, he does a daytime show performance.”
And before recording their sit-down interview with Adam, Barbara said “The View” ladies planned to address why the “American Idol” runner-up has now found himself in a situation where he isn’t being booked for live television performances.
“The question is: ‘Why do his performances have to be taped? Are people afraid that he’s going to get carried away and do something again that’s considered raunchy or lewd?’” Barbara asked. “We are going to find out how he feels about it.”
But while Barbara planned to ask the tough questions, Elisabeth revealed in another video blog recorded alongside Adam, that “The View” ladies were getting some heat from the “Glamberts.”
“He’s tweeting [on my account] because I had about five million people Tweet me; ‘Be nice to Adam,’ ‘How’s Adam doing?’ ‘What’s he wearing?’ ‘What’s he singing?’ ‘What shoes will he have on?’ ‘Tell him we said hi.’ ‘We love his charity work.’ So we’re Tweeting now to let them all know [he is OK],” she said.
“The fans are great,” Adam chimed in. “They’re so passionate and they’re very protective of me. They’re like ‘ADAM!’”
Elisabeth went on to defend herself, claiming she hasn’t criticized him directly, but just characterized his performance as risque.
“I know they love you and I’m like, ‘I like him,’” Elisabeth said. “What I said [before] was that it was controversial, that’s all and he likes that so it’s fine.”
“I like opinions, I can respect that, right?” Adam added.
“Well good, you’re in the right place,” she laughed.
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