AfterElton Briefs: Adam on “Ellen”, America’s Favorite Actor, and “Mad Men”‘s Poster Stirs Controversy

  • Happy Birthday to Honey Boo-Boo Child (above), who turns 32, Katey Sagal is 58, Paula Deen is 63, and the faboo Dolly Parton is 66. Time to name your top five Dolly songs! Here are mine: 5. “Potential New Boyfriend,” 4. “9 to 5,” 3. “Here You Come Again,” 2. “Shine,” 1. “Islands In The Stream.”
  • In ratings news, American Idol had its lowest season premiere ever, but still crushed the competition. Meanwhile Modern Family and Happy Endings held up well against AI, and Revenge was up a bit.
  • Courtney B. Vance is joining Revenge as “a high-powered defense attorney who’s tasked with representing the not-yet-revealed prime suspect of the the not-yet-revealed victim.”
  • Below you can see the teaser poster for the upcoming premiere of Mad Men. Allegedly, some people are upset, saying it’s too reminiscent of 9/11.

  • The CW has given the greenlight for pilots for the Sex & The City prequel The Carrie Diaries, the Green Arrow series Arrow, and a procedural remake of the 80’s series Beauty &The Beast.
  • Don’t let the screen door hit you …

  • Today would have been the 63rd Birthday of Robert Palmer. What are your top five Robert songs, solo or with Power Station? Here are mine: 5. “Get it on (Bang a Gong),” 4. “Bad Case Of Loving You,” 3. “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On,” 2. “Addicted To Love,” 1. “Some Like It Hot”

  • Adam Lambert appeared on Ellen today, and performed his new single “Better Than I Know Myself,” which I think I like even more than anything on his debut album.

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  • He then sat down to talk to Ellen about the … Finland incident.

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  • Below you can see the cast of a famous TV show. Can you name it?

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