'jacci' date='Dec 20th 2009, 11:13 AM'
No pictures, but a mention
NOTES ON THE DECADE: TELEVISION
Some of what occurs is genuinely revelatory -- Adam Lambert's recent broadcast kiss offered a welcome opportunity to consider the current face of homophobia in which homosexuality is accepted as long as it is not actually sexual.
The Kissing Family: James Franco MAKES OUT With Will Forte In SNL Sketch
SNL's grossest sketch is back. "The Kissing Family" which first appeared in 2008, follows a clan with boundary issues as they welcome home a son from college and make out with each other.
The last time it aired, guest host Paul Rudd locked lips with his family (Bill Hader, Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig) much to his friend Andy Samberg's dismay. This time James Franco took it to a whole new level, actually tonguing his grandfather (Will Forte).
The kiss comes less than a month after Adam Lambert generated widespread controversy by making out with another man during the American Music Awards, which aired during prime time on ABC. Lambert's kiss led to other ABC programs canceling scheduled appearances. It generated even more controversy when CBS News blurred the footage, but didn't blur a similar clip of Britney Spears kissing Madonna at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.
Posted: Dec. 20, 2009
Year in review
2009: Serious moments and silly diversions in the pop culture universe
BY JULIE HINDS
Hottest controversy with an "American Idol" connection: Although Paula Abdul leaving the show was an early contender, Adam Lambert's racy performance at the American Music Awards turned out to be much, much more buzz-worthy.
'jacci' date='Dec 20th 2009, 11:32 AM'
The NY Daily News also comments on the SNL skit -- I guess male-on-male kissing is OK to show when you know it's two straight males.
James Franco hosts 'Saturday Night Live': Actor pulls an Adam Lambert with man-on-man kiss
By Soraya Roberts
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Sunday, December 20th 2009, 10:10 AM
Last night wasn't James Franco's first on-screen kiss with a man, though it may be his most controversial.
The actor who recently played Sean Penn's lover in "Milk," hosted "Saturday Night Live" yesterday and topped off his performance with an x-rated man-on-man smooch.
Franco's public display of affection may ruffle feathers as it comes less than a month after Adam Lambert's controversial same-sex kiss on the American Music Awards.
In the SNL sketch, Franco plays a college student who has brought home his new girlfriend to meet his family for the first time. As it turns out, his family is one big PDA, peppering each conversation with numerous kisses.
The audience went wild when Bill Hader, who plays Franco's brother, greeted the "Freaks and Geeks" alum with a face-smashing wet one. But it was the lesser known Will Forte, playing Franco's grandpa, who got real carnal knowledge of the "Spiderman" star. At the end of the 4-minute skit, Franco bestowed an unadulterated "9 1/2 Weeks"-style french kiss on the SNl cast member.
That Franco's kiss was administered on late night TV, no doubt means it will not offend as many as Lambert's prime time smooch did.
In November, Lambert sang his hit song "For Your Entertainment" on ABC's American Music Awards. During his live performance, the "American Idol" runner up planted an "in the moment" kiss on a male keyboardist and grinded his pelvis against a dancer's head.
ABC reportedly received thousands of telephone complaints after the show and ended up cancelling the flamboyant star's scheduled appearances on other ABC programs such as "Good Morning America."
"Female performers have been doing this for years -— pushing the envelope about sexuality —- and the minute a man does it, everybody freaks out," Lambert said to Rolling Stone magazine. "We're in 2009 -- it's time to take risks, be a little more brave, time to open people's eyes and if it offends them, then maybe I'm not for them. My goal was not to piss people off, it was to promote freedom of expression and artistic freedom."
'loriandjava' date='Dec 20th 2009, 2:33 PM'
The L.A. Times has a picture of Adam on the front page of the Calendar section today! It is for the Decade in Review special. I knew he'd be there! Right along with Dexter, Batman, Harry Potter, and one of the Beatles! LOL. Our BB is a star! Hopefully, someone can add a scan here.
'Libracats' date='Dec 20th 2009, 8:24 PM'
Ok so this is not a magazine, but here is the LA Times Calendar section from today.
The top reads
Then this is under it.
The only thing I could find mentioning Adam inside was this one sentence in a not so favorable article about Reality shows. It was not negative about Adam though.
'Libracats' date='Dec 28th 2009, 3:38 AM'
I haven't seen it anymore. Some stores may still have it. I hope someone can find you one.
Here is a new one I found today. In Touch Jan. 4 2010. Not much but its Adam so I had to buy it. He does have the biggest picture of all of the ones listed and he's ON TOP!! :P
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