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A kiss — just a kiss? Or a scandal?

Back in the 1940s and the "Casablanca" era,  a kiss was famously "just a kiss"

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Not any more.

It's been seven years since Britney Spears and Madonna notoriously  locked lips in a live MTV Music Video Awards show. But women kissing women (or just pretending to) is still making front page news, whether it's Miley Cyrus on a "Britain's Got Talent" performance last week, or Sandra Bullock at the MTV Movie Awards show this weekend.

(And let's not even revisit the Adam Lambert male-on-male kiss furor last November)

But while Bullock's apparently rehearsed smooch with Scarlett Johansson was mostly seen as just good fun, Miley Cyrus' kiss (that she now protests wasn't really a kiss although it may have looked like it)  with a female dancer has not gone down so well, especially with fans of the Disney teen star.

miley slut Cyrus, 17, has found herself making plenty of headlines in the past few weeks as she tries to carve a new, more grown-up image  since finishing shooting the final series of Disney Channel's tween hit series "Hannah Montana."

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Glambert backs Mamasox for “American Idol”

"American Idol" is nearing its season finale next week amid questions about the show's lackluster ratings and abouCrystal Bowersoxt who will replace alpha judge Simon Cowell. But if anyone has any questions about who everyone's favorite runner-up, Adam Lambert, favors among the final three contestants, those doubts have been put to rest.

Glambert likes Mamasox.

The singer nicknamed Glambert last year for his "glam" persona and wild costumes  told television network MTV that he favors Crystal Bowersox, the contestant nicknamed Mamasox, who is a 24 year-old  mother with a young son. "I like her anti-establishment rebelliousness," Lambert told MTV in a story posted on its website Tuesday.

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GLAAD sings “Glee”-ful tune at awards show

GLAAD lambertIt seems almost everyone is jumping on the "Glee" bandwagon -- the TV show about singing high school misfits won a Golden Globe award this past January, viewership spiked upward on last week's return to U.S. airwaves last week, and the program is rapidly making veteran character actor Jane Lynch (who plays cheerleader coach Sue Sylvester) a Hollywood star.

Add to the group of "Glee" admirers, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD. The organization dedicated to promoting positive images of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) in the media gave out awards on Saturday at a swanky fundraiser in Los Angeles and, perhaps it was no surprise, "Glee" was picked as best TV comedy. Series creator Ryan Murphy let slip a preview of next year's plots. Chris, the gay member of the singing club, will get a boyfriend. "They are going to be prom kings and they are going to be popular," he said to applause.GLAAD McMillen

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Shirts optional for Top 6 on SYTYCD

RyanKathrynSamba091213-0112The shirts came off as the top 6 dancers on So You Think You Can Dance performed for votes for the last time before Wednesday's finale.

Ryan Di Lello led the topless trend, showing up in two of three numbers without a shirt. He tossed on a flimsy top for his third number, but left it open, prompting judge Nigel Lythgoe to say, "I'm pleased you found a shirt, you just need to find the buttons."

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Wild child Adam Lambert sheds his family friendly “Idol” glow

adam-lambert"American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert built a broad base of support during his run on the show this year. After all, "Idol" got to be the top-rated program on U.S. television by appealing to moms, dads, teens, doctors, lawyers, Indian chiefs and everyone in between.

So when he took the stage on Sunday night at the American Music Awards and simulated oral sex with a back-up dancer, kissed a male keybordist on the mouth and gestured to the audience with his middle finger, he was bound to lose some of that broad "Idol" audience. Lambert all but said as much when he told Rolling Stone magazine that if his performance "offends (people), then maybe I'm not for them."

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“Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert debuts new single

lambertSinger Adam Lambert has graduated from "American Idol," ended his flirtation with classic rock band Queen and now he has one message for his fans, "Baby, do what I say."

That last quote among the lyrics from Lambert's new single "For Your Entertainment," the title track from his upcoming album. The album comes out on Nov. 23, but the single came out on Friday, debuting on "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest's L.A. radio station. It's now playable at Lambert's official website. To listen, click here.

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Adam Lambert — still out to shock

Remember "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert?

Last season, his penchant for flashy costumes and eye makeup on the No. 1-rated TV talent show earned him the nickname "Glambert".  After the show ended, he disclosed publicly that he was gay. You can read about it here and here.adam_r11_021

The cover of his forthcoming debut album "For Your Entertainment" is getting people talking about Lambert all over again, six months after he lost the "Idol" title to Kris Allen.

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Lambert says Allen won “Idol” because he’s “a great artist”

adam-lambert"American Idol's" Adam Lambert surprised and awed fans all season with his unique brand of vocal gymnastics and dramatic flair, but nothing shocked "Glambert" followers more than when he placed second to low-key Kris Allen in the ultra-popular singing competition on Wednesday night.

Lambert himself, however, appeared unfazed by the loss of the "Idol" crown. Backstage after the show, he said he looks forward to making an album, and blew off the suggestion that his sexuality had anything to do with the season's outcome.

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“Idol” singers have “chill” attitudes ahead of finale

They went head-to-head in the final showdown of "American Idol" on Tuesday night, but if any animosity exists between finalists Adam Lambert and Kris Allen, it was not apparent when they spoke to reporters backstage after the show.

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The only moment of friction, and it was all a joke, came when Lambert, the taller contestant between the two, lowered the microphone for the shorter Allen after the two stepped onto a speakers' podium. Allen laughed at the gesture.

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“Idol” turns to Kara for winner’s first single

Adam Lambert and Kris Allen will be getting all the attention on Tuesday when they sing for the "American Idol" title. But new judge Kara DioGuardi will also be sharing the limelight.kara

Songwriter DioGuardi, who has worked in the past with Kelly Clarkson and co-wrote Ashlee Simpson's hit single "Pieces of Me",  is credited as co-writer of "No Boundaries"  -- the new song that will be released as a single by the winner of the TV talent show, music industry sources say.

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