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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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Susan Boyle, Adam Lambert’s debut records out today, following Kris Allen’s last week

American Idol 8 runner-up Adam Lambert’s debut record For Your Entertainment is out today, as is worldwide sensation and Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Susan Boyle’s debut I Dreamed a Dream. Neither won their respective shows, but are arguably getting more attention than Kris Allen’s debut, creatively titled Kris Allen, did last week. Of course, Adam …

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1500+ people complained to ABC about Adam Lambert’s performance

The AP reports that “ABC says more than 1,500 people have called to complain about Adam Lambert’s sexually-charged performance at the American Music Awards.” Sure, but what were they complaining about? His shouty singing? His trip and fall? The fact that they’d seen simulated fellatio and same-sex kissing before and wanted some originality? (Adam acknowledged …

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Adam Lambert’s AMA act featured bondage, simulated fellatio to fight “double standard”

Adam Lambert is still a trending topic on Twitter this morning thanks to his performance of “For Your Entertainment” on the American Music Awards last night, which featured Adam making out with his keyboardist, groping with various male and female dancers, dragging dancers around the stage by their limbs and leashes, and having a male …

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Adam Lambert to Out: “refrain from projecting your publications’ agenda onto my career”

Adam Lambert responded to Out magazine’s editor’s claims that Adam’s management and publicists didn’t want him to appear “too gay” in the magazine’s coverage of him by addressing Out editor Aaron Hicklin on Twitter, writing, “Chill! Guess ya gotta get attention for the magazine. U too are at the mercy of the marketing machine.” He …

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19 Entertainment didn’t want Adam Lambert to appear “too gay” in Out magazine

Although Adam Lambert talked to Out magazine with refreshing honesty about his sexuality and other subjects, but 19 Entertainment, his management and record label, don’t want people thinking he’s “too gay,” and would only let him be on the cover since he appeared in the photo with a straight woman. Out editor-in-chief Aaron Hicklin wrote …

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Adam Lambert calls For Your Entertainment cover “ridiculous” and “deliberately campy”

The cover art for Adam Lambert’s debut album For Your Entertainment was just released, and as Adam himself admitted, it is “ridiculous.” Backlash against it prompted Adam to write on Twitter, “Thank you to those who appreciate and understand that the album cover is deliberately campy. It’s an omage to the past. It IS ridiculous.” …

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