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ABC: The Adam-Banning Channel?

Just over a week after Adam Lambert's sexually expressive American Music Awards performance got him booted from Good Morning America, the Disney-owned network—out of hypocrisy, fear of the FCC or general old fogeyness, it's not yet clear—has widened its ban on the singer.

Lambert is now persona non grata at the Alphabet net's annual New Year's Rockin' Eve countdown and, rather surprisingly, on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where he was due to appear on Dec. 17.

Apparently, harboring the sentiment that you want to f--- Matt Damon is only acceptable if you don't really mean it.

"Yes, sadly friends, ABC has cancelled my appearances on Kimmel and NYE. :( don't blame them," he tweeted yesterday. "It's the FCC heat."

The thing is, it's not.

Vigilant as it is at sussing out daytime indiscretions, the ever-watchful FCC doesn't monitor programming after 10 p.m, calling the time between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. a "safe harbor" for broadcasters.

"During this time period, a station may air indecent and/or profane material," according to the commission's own website.

Last we checked, Kimmel, the ball-dropping and Lambert's AMA performance—potentially profane, all—all take or took place well within the safe period, but ABC would apparently rather be safe than sorry.

Not so, NBC!

"I am doing Leno though," Lambert tweeted. "And lookin into something for NYE."

Glambert is also encouraging his fans—of whom there are plenty, as his strong third place debut on the charts this week proves—not to hold a grudge against the Alphabet net.

"It'll all blow over. Let's focus on being positive! :)"

Besides, can a guy who takes his sartorial cues from Howie Mandel really be all that controversial?


Check out Adam's defense of his AMA performance on Ellen last week.

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