No one tuning into the American Music Awards on Sunday night could have been expecting a display of decorum. The AMAs have always been the most dubious of the major music award shows -- crass as hell, with no pretense of rewarding true artistry. Sales is the main determiner of who wins, but there are also bizarre handouts that defy logic altogether.
But the handing out of awards is merely a stop-gap between the performances, which set new standards of debauchery every year. The big talking point today is Adam Lambert's first post-American Idol performance, of his debut single, For Your Entertainment, which featured, among other things, simulated fellatio and what looked like a gay kiss.