'GMA' Books Chris Brown after Canceling Adam Lambert

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Nov. 26 2009, Published 3:13 p.m. ET

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No sooner than Good Morning America canceled Adam Lambert's appearance after his controversial turn at the American Music Awards, than it emerges that ABC will welcome Chris Brown for an interview and performance on the show next week.

Chris, 20, will do a taped tell-all with Robin Roberts, followed by a rendition of his songs from his new album, reports the New York Post.

"The network is giving a mixed message," an ABC source tells the newspaper, "that it doesn't trust someone who shocked with an unpredictable show and a gay kiss, but then it is happy to go ahead with Chris Brown, who was convicted of felony assault."

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ABC insiders say Glambert was ditched from GMA because he proved — after groping a female dancer, kissing a male keyboard player and simulating a sex-act with a male dancer on Sunday night — that he was inappropriate for morning television.

"He was not canceled over a gay kiss," a source tells the paper. "He showed himself to be unpredictable on live TV."

Chris — who is currently hawking his new album, Graffiti, while Rihanna promotes her Rated R — taped an interview with GMA's Robin last weekend.


"Chris Brown's interview was booked way before Adam Lambert took to the stage," says the ABC insider, "It is to give him a chance to respond to Rihanna's interview. The possibility of him performing a song will be worked out next week."

Rihanna broke her silence about the Grammy night beating to Diane Sawyer earlier this month.


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