Is Adam Lambert gay? Photos of him making out with men, video comments say yes

Despite having a gay stripper as a finalist, American Idol has yet to have an openly gay finalist during the show (those who are gay, from Jim Verarros to Clay Aiken, have come out later).

American Idol 8‘s top 12 has an apparently openly gay member, Adam Lambert, and although he has yet to reference his sexual orientation on the show, everyone seems to be skirting around it by referring to him as “flamboyant,” as if this was the 1950s. During Friday’s conference call with reporters, most of the questions for Adam were about his clothes and “theatrical” performances, but no one came right out with it.

In a YouTube video of a New Year’s Eve performance, Adam clears up any mystery. Talking about a female co-star he says, “I’ve gotten to kiss those lips, and although it’s not my preference,” and he pauses so the audience can chuckle.

There’s some additional proof at Vote for the Worst: photos of Adam making out with other guys from his page; Dudetube has an additional picture of him dressed only in what appear to be briefs made of leaves, which itself proves little more than we can expect some awesome costumes to come.

Still, fans are fans, and last month, one fan created an entire 41-second video to insist that he’s not gay, writing, “I want proof that he is gay before I start thinking that!!” The blog Idletard (“it’s all about fantards who obsess about Idol”) collected hysterical comments from YouTube about that video, like this supportive but ridiculous gem: “So what? I like this guy, he have the most power voice I never ear. So, Adam looking good, and his sex life it has not our bisness. What he make in his room or sex life it will be ok.”

and Adam Lambert- Not gay!! [YouTube]
Adam Lambert Likes to Take Pictures of Himself Making Out With Some Dude [Vote for the Worst]
OMG Adam Lambert is gay?!?!?!eleven!?!! [Idletard]
Daily Dudetube [Dudetube]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.