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By admin Published: November 4, 2009

I have a column about the new DVD box of 65 years of World Series highlight films here.

With Rihanna sitting down for an extended chat with Diane Sawyer, Chris Brown is taking to the airwaves as well. Here's the word from MTV:

Nothing is off limits as Chris Brown talks to MTV News to give viewers the most revealing and candid interview yet, as “Chris Brown: The Interview” premieres on Friday, November 6th at 6pm ET/PT on MTV. In this 30-minute special, the R&B artist finally answers questions people have been asking and opens up about the aftermath of his assault on his former girlfriend Rihanna in Los Angeles last February. Sitting down in a Virginia recording studio with MTV News' Sway, Chris speaks openly about his widely criticized Larry King interview, the public's perception of him and how he has poured his emotions into his new album.

ABC has set the date for the new "Bachelor." In brief:

Jake Pavelka is out to prove that nice guys don’t always finish last in love. The handsome commercial pilot from Dallas—and America’s most hopeful romantic—begins his own bid for true love, choosing from among 25 bachelorettes, when “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love” premieres MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2010 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. This will be the 14th edition of ABC’s hit romance reality series and, for the first time in the history of the series, “The Bachelor” will be broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with stereo sound.

Meanwhile, Barbara Walters has snagged Sarah Palin:

Barbara Walters will sit down with former Vice Presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for a five-part series of ABC News interviews to begin airing on “Good Morning America” November 17, the morning her highly anticipated book, Going Rogue: An American Life, is released. The wide-ranging interview will cover her public life as Governor of Alaska and her Vice Presidential run in 2008, as well as her private life. This is Walters’ first interview with the political figure. Portions of the interview will also air on “Nightline” on November 17, again on “Good Morning America” on November 18 and on “20/20” on November 20.

On other notes, I hope at some point to transcribe Marshall's monologue about being a good husband/boyfriend from Monday's "How I Met Your Mother." Words to live by.

And, after the jump, the official release about the new Adam Lambert recording.

With his out-of-this-world vocal range and unique musical style, Adam Lambert is the ultra-glam, rock superstar that has America hooked. On Monday, Nov 23, Adam will unleash one of the most highly anticipated debut albums, “For Your Entertainment,” on 19 Recordings/RCA. The record garnered contributions from such innovative artists as Lady Gaga, P!nk, Muse, Justin Hawkins formerly of The Darkness and Rivers Cuomo of Weezer.

Millions of fans watched Lambert’s stunning performances on the eighth season of “American Idol” and now those millions of fans are waiting for the release of the album and Adam’s first single, which Adam introduced on Ryan Seacrest's radio show Oct. 30. “For Your Entertainment” was written by Claude Kelly (“Circus” by Britney Spears) and Dr. Luke (“I Kissed A Girl” by Katy Perry and “Girlfriend” by Avril Lavigne, “Right Round” by Flo Rida, along with multiple singles by Kelly Clarkson) and produced by Dr. Luke.

“I feel so lucky to have been granted true opportunity to work with some of the top producers and writers in popular music,” Says Adam. “This album is a reflection of their genius and the collaborative energy that they were gracious enough to share with me.”

The credits on Lambert’s first album read like a list of the hottest artists in the music business. Lady Gaga, long cited as a major influence on Adam, c-wrote the track “Fever” with producer Jeff Bhasker. P!nk is a co-writer on “Whataya Want From Me,” along with Sweden’s Max Martin and Johan Shellback. Matthew Bellamy, of the British prog rock/eletronica band Muse, one of Adam’s favorite groups, wrote “Soaked.”

Justin Hawkins, who was lead singer of the acclaimed British quartet the Darkness, wrote the lead track on the album, “Music Again.” Rivers Cuomo, co-founder, lead singer and principal songwriter for Weezer, is one of the writers on “Pick U Up,” along with Lambert and Greg Wells (“I Do Not Hook Up,” Kelly Clarkson).

There are other stellar names featured in the credits on Adam’s debut release. Rock goddess Linda Perry, responsible for hits like “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera and “Get The Party Started” by P!nk, is the writer and producer of “A Loaded Smile.” Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, whose credits include “Bleeding Love” for Leona Lewis and “Halo” for Beyoncé, wrote and produced “Sleepwalker.”

Adam co-wrote four of the songs on his album. In addition to “Pick U Up,” Adam penned “Strut” with Greg Wells and “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi; “Aftermath” with Alisan Porter, Ferras and Ely Rise; and “Broken Open” with Wells and Evan Bogart (whose credits include “S.O.S.” by Rihanna and “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)” from “Slumdog Millionaire.”

Four of the tracks on “For Your Entertainment” are produced by Rob Cavallo, the A-list producer who has worked with Green Day, My Chemical Romance, David Cook, Alanis Morisette, Chris Isaak, Paramore, Jewel, Shinedown and Dave Matthews Band. Cavallo produced “Music Again,” “Soaked,” “Sure Fire Winners” and the bonus track, “Time For Miracles,” from the soundtrack to the new motion picture, “2012.”

One day before “For Your Entertainment” goes on sale, Adam will sing the title track on television for the first time, appearing on “The American Music Awards” on ABC-TV on Sunday, Nov. 22. He will give a special live concert performance on ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, Nov. 25, “Late Show With David Letterman” that same night on CBS and will pre-tape on Nov. 23. More TV shows to be announced soon.

For information go to: http://www.adamofficial.com

For Your Entertainment – Track Listing:

1. MUSIC AGAIN: Writer – Justin Hawkins, Producer – Rob Cavallo
2. FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT: Writers – Claude Kelly/Dr. Luke, Producer: Dr. Luke
3. WHATAYA WANT FROM ME: Writers: Pink, Max Martin, Johan Shellbeck, Producers: Max Martin & Johan Shellback
4. STRUT: Writers: Adam Lambert, Kara DioGuardi, Greg Wells, Producer: Greg Wells
5. SOAKED: Writer: Matthew Bellamy (MUSE), Producer: Rob Cavallo
6. SURE FIRE WINNERS: Writers: David Gamson, Alexander James, Oliver Lieber, Producer: Rob Cavallo
7. A LOADED SMILE: Writer/Producer – Linda Perry
8, IF I HAD YOU: Writers- Max Martin, Johan Shellback, Savan Kotecha, Producers: Max Martin & Johan Shellback Borows
9. PICK U UP: Writers- Rivers Cuomo, Greg Wells, Adam Lambert. Producer – Greg Wells
10. FEVER: Writers - Lady Gaga, Jeff Bhasker, Producer- Jeff Bhasker
11. SLEEPWALKER: Writers - Ryan Tedder, Aimee Mayo, Chris Lindsey, Producer- Ryan Tedder
12. AFTERMATH: Writers- Adam Lambert, Alisan Porter, Ferras, Ely Rise. Producer- Howard Benson
13. BROKEN OPEN: Writers- Greg Wells, Adam Lambert, Evan Bogart. Producer- Greg Wells
BONUS TRACK:
14. TIME FOR MIRACLES: Writers – Alain Johannes, Natasha Shneider. Producer- Rob Cavallo

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