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American Idol 8

Adam Lambert changes his story, now says Idol wouldn’t let him talk about being gay

Next Sunday, American Idol 8 runner-up Adam Lambert will be featured on VH1’s Behind the Music. In that special, he will discuss, according to VH1’s blog, “his inability to respond, thanks to the Idol contestant contract, which forbids contestants from giving one-on-one interviews before the competition is over.” In a clip from the episode, Adam …

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Kris Allen earned at least $650,000, and other details about American Idol salaries

Information about how much money the American Idol 8 contestants made from their time on the show and work afterwards has been revealed. The New York Times reports on how much they’ve earned using “copies of last year’s contracts filed in state court in Los Angeles under laws requiring court approval of entertainment-industry deals with …

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FCC complaints about Adam Lambert scarier, more dangerous than his AMA performance

A new, anonymously written blog has posted a series of complaints it says were “filed with the FCC after Adam Lambert’s performance on the American Music Awards” and “obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.” As one might expect, the complaints are frightening, especially when you consider that their writers are allowed to operate …

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Susan Boyle beats Adam Lambert, who more than doubled Kris Allen’s record-low sales

The numbers are in, and Britain’s Got Talent sensation Susan Boyle has the year’s biggest debut. She sold 701,000 copies, which is “the best opening week for a female artist’s debut album since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991” and “the best sales week for an album in the U.S. this year,” according to Billboard. …

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