October 19th, 2010

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'American Idol': Adam Lambert snubbed by People's Choice Awards -- for now

I've tried to make the process easy, it just takes a couple of minutes  not even. I rarely ask for favors, now, though, is one of those times.

Taken from the examiner.com site
Written by: Matt Carter

'In what may be the most surprising move of the awards season yet, the People's Choice Awards have opened up the voting for the upcoming 2011 ceremony to the public -- and yet they are not giving Adam Lambert many opportunities at all in the field of music.

Here's how it is working -- the committee has selected 10-12 potential nominees per category, and the five with the most votes will be the actual nominees for the awards show itself (which airs early next year). You can also write in your choice for any category -- which is apparently what you will have to do if you want the "American Idol" singer to have a shot.

This snub is most obvious in the field of Favorite Breakout Artists, where people like Shontelle, Trey Songz, and Willow Smith are given more consideration than Adam. This is not meant to take anything away from those artist, but Adam's two top 20 hits -- not to mention an enormous global fan base -- speaks for itself. You could also make a case for Adam getting more love in the Favorite Male Artist category, where he was left out in favor of Kanye West, John Mayer, Jason Aldean, and Enrique Iglesias. (Adam also could have been a contender in Favorite Pop Artist or Favorite Song.)

So what do you think is going on here -- is an attempt to make the People's Choice Awards conservative, or was this an accidental oversight? More than anything, what are you going to do to ensure that Adam gets a nomination?' (my bold)

Here's what you can do:
1. go to the People's Choice site here
2. click on VOTE in the top purple bar
3. click that you're a visitor
4. the first poll is for movies, vote if you want, but otherwise, scroll down and click on the 3 red arrow catagories to write in his name )copy&paste 3x) and on the blue arrow catagory to vote for your favorite song if you have one. I voted for "Whataya Want From Me' not because it is my favorite song, that would be "Sleepwalker' or "Broken Open' , but because I think it has the best chance of doing well. After each vote, just scroll down as the categories are always at the bottom of the page.

I'm voting once a day until time runs out. There's a lot of time as this is for the 2011  People's Choice Awards AND it should be pretty obvious that I think he's being snubbed intentionally as he is the first openly gay pop artist to be signed by a major label, he's had sold out dates all across American and now throughout Asia and next into Europe. But apparently these people still don't think he deserves our consideration. HUH.

Sorry for not putting this behind a cut, but I want it out front, not back behind anything.

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just wondering...

Isn't there like a NaNoWriMo for photography?
I think I remember hearing something, somewhere in the not too distant past?
I found NaNoPhoMo but
that's seems to be just a defunct LiveJournal Community.
None to few of those lying around.

Anywhoo, if you know of something photographically-speaking
happening in November, please let me know.