Adam Lambert was featured on Barbara Walters’ ‘The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009’ special on ABC the other night – but the most fascinating part, Babs refused to air footage of the ‘American Idol’ season eight runner-up’s infamous man-on-man kiss. She did show a girl on girl Lady Gaga kiss when interviewing the ‘Poker Face’ singer. A TMZ segment on the double standard at MySpace has since been removed.
Adam Lambert took what many thought was a rehearsed tumble during his ‘For Your Entertainment’ performance at Sunday’s American Music Awards, but the ‘American Idol’ season eight runner-up tells MTV News the fall wasn’t on purpose. “Literally, as it happened my foot got caught in the stair,” Lambert explained. “I hit the platform, and I didn’t know what was going on. … I felt like when you spray a cockroach, and its legs are up in the air. That’s what I felt I looked like.”
The singer added, “And I’m like, ‘I bet I look so ridiculously crazy,’ And when I went back and watched it, I was like, ‘Oh, ninja roll, cool! That worked out.'”
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Adam Lambert appeared on ‘The Early Show’ in New York City on Wednesday morning (November 25), discussing his controversial performance at the American Music Awards and the network that aired the broadcast dropping him from performing on ‘Good Morning America’ in response. Lambert echoed comments made to KIIS FM’s Ryan Seacrest yesterday, feeling no apology is warranted for his ‘For Your Entertainment’ performance. He said that “if it had been a female pop performer doing (his) moves that were on the stage, I don’t think there would be nearly as much of an outrage. I think it’s because I’m a gay male.”
Watch the interview, his performances of ‘What Do You Want From Me’ and ‘Music Again’, questions directed at the ‘American Idol’ season eight runner-up, and comments from his mother below the cut. (more…)
Adam Lambert was on the phone with KIIS-FM’s Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday (November 24), commenting on news ‘Good Morning America’ canceled his appearance following his racy American Music Awards performance Sunday night. “Obviously I respect their decision, they gotta do what they gotta do. It’s too bad, I think there were a lot of fans who were excited to come see me,” Lambert said. The ‘American Idol’ season eight runner-up added, “I don’t feel I owe anyone an apology for anything. I performed, it was late-night TV, I did something that female performers have been doing for years, no different. It’s just the fact that I’m me and it’s a little different for people. It’s really not that big of a deal.”
Audio at ryanseacrest.com has since been removed.
Us magazine spoke with several ‘American Idol’ alums about Adam Lambert’s racy performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday, with season three’s Jon Peter Lewis being the one not offering encouraging words for the effort. “All this nonsense about Adam Lambert’s whole project being art is bogus,” he told Us. “That idea is absurd. It’s like calling Thomas Kinkade art. What a sham.”
But season one finalist Jim Verraros said the performance meant a lot to him. “We need this, and we need him,” the openly gay singer said. “We need to have him out there – he’s a gay pop singer from America. But I am torn — I just don’t know if I would have done that kind of performance for my first nationally televised show. I think had he done it at a more intimate club environment, it would have gone over a lot better.”
Adam Lambert’s man-on-man kiss and a provocative head-to-below-the-belt dance moves during his ‘For Your Entertainment’ performance at Sunday’s ‘American Music Awards’ had the west coast censors scrambling to edit. But was Adam’s kiss with 28-year-old keyboardist Tommy Ratliff planned? ‘Access Hollywood’ correspondent Shaun Robinson spoke with the ‘American Idol’ season eight runner-up backstage at the event in Los Angeles.
Asked about what ended up to be editing of his performance for west coast viewers, Lambert said, “If it’s edited, that’s discrimination. I will be a little disappointed because there is a little bit of discrimination going in this country. There’s a big double standard, female pop artists have been doing things provocative like that for years, and the fact that I’m a male, and I’ll be edited and discriminated against could be a problem.” Watch the interview below.
‘American Idol’ season eight winner Kris Allen and runner-up Adam Lambert attended the Us Weekly Hot Hollywood 2009 Party held at Voyeur in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (November 18). Check out pictures from zimbio.
Adam Lambert is out with the music video to his new single ‘Time For Miracles’, featured on the soundtrack to the film ‘2012’. The video portrays the ‘American Idol’ season eight runner-up walking placidly through a ‘2012’-esque disaster scene. Watch it via YouTube below.
Adam Lambert and boyfriend Drake LaBry were spotted outside a 7-Eleven store in Los Angeles on Tuesday (October 13), where paparazzi were heard shouting for the ‘American Idol’ season eight runner-up to kiss the interior designer. Video of their close encounter in a report from TMZ has since been removed at MySpace.
Twist magazine hung out with Adam Lambert backstage at the Prudential Center in New Jersey, where the ‘American Idol’ runner-up talked about his favorite memory on tour. “My favorite day off kind of social thing was I have a group of friends that live in Atlanta, Georgia, and we went out to dinner and we had a great time. Atlanta is a really cool city, I’ve never been there before, so they were friends I had met in Los Angeles and they showed me a great night.”