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Disney Doesnt Want Another Lambert


The Walt Disney Company, which co-owns ABC TV, announced on Monday that it will tighten its policy on live performances following Adam Lambert's controversial routine last week on the American Music Awards.

Disney/ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney said the company will put requirements in artists' contracts to assure that shows resemble their rehearsals.

"We certainly don't want to suppress artistry at any level, but we also have to be very cognizant of who our audience is," Sweeney told Reuters.

During ABC's broadcast of the AMA's on November 22, Lambert simulated oral sex and shared a kiss with his male keyboardist while performing his single "For Your Entertainment."

ABC edited Lambert's performance for the delayed West Coast broadcast and canceled the singer's scheduled appearance on the network's news program Good Morning America.

Sweeney also defended the company's decision to cancel Lambert's GMA performance.

"We really had to take the decision very seriously and found that his performance was very unpredictable at night and [we] didn't know what to expect in the morning," Sweeney added, according to Reuters.

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