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Saturday, February 06, 2010


February 6, 2010.
Adam Lambert successfully fulfilled his duties as Entertainment Tonight’s Grammy Fashion correspondent while dressed like the super star he is in a black Dolce and Gabbana suit covered with dripping sparkles set off by a long western bow tie and black patent leather shoes. We thought he looked fantastic even if Joan Rivers on E!’s Fashion Police had the bad taste to say he looked like “a gay Colonel Sanders.”
Photo of American Idol's Adam Lambert beginning his gig on Entertainment Tonight's Grammy Red Carpet in the Los Angeles' Staple Center, critiquing fashions of the night. 1-31-10 image by Patti Ross.

Check out the videos at the bottom of this post, wherein Adam not only lists the Best and Worst Grammy outfits, he interviews Taylor Swift, Pink, Mary J. Blige, Ke$ha, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, Carrie Underwood, and others. Plus we have clips of some pre-Grammy interviews, as well as a funny video of the Jersey Shore’s Snooki doing her own thing on the Red Carpet for MTV!

Picture of Adam Lambert waving to the fans as he arrives on the 2010 Grammy Red Carpet. January 31, 2010 photo by Vicky aka VickStiX.

We are still putting together more photos and videos of Adam’s birthday parties and interviews from his foray into Canada last week. It seems Adam was a very busy man when he was there and more and more videos keep cropping up. So watch for those goodies on our next post.

Full length image of Adam Lambert in his stunning black Dolce and Gabanna suit on the 2010 Grammys Red Carpet! 1-31-10 photo.

It’s true that Adam Lambert is becoming an international star, even if Sony/RCA has been unconscionably slow to release his album in other countries. From The Entertainment Times in the England comes this wonderful article, published Thursday, February 4, 2010:

Picture of Adam Lambert on the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Red Carpet in the Staples Center posing for the press. 1-31-10 image.


Photo of the February 4, 2010 issue of the UK Entertainment Times containing a glowing article about Adam Lambert reprinted here. 2-4-20. Click scanned image to enlarge.

Adam Lambert is a new kind of star who on first glance resembles exactly an old one. Onstage he lurches like Mick Jagger, glitter-slick face like David Bowie, with a belting Robert Plant yelp, yet the larger-than-life Lambert is being touted as the yang to the yin of Lady Gaga. He is also, importantly, the first openly gay mainstream pop artist to launch a career on a major label in America.

Picture of Adam Lambert on the 2010 Grammy Red Carpet, just before taking on his duties as ET's Fashion Correspondent Sunday night. 1-31-10 photo.

Even more remarkable is the fact that he found fame on American Idol, a reality star-search format usually responsible for unearthing a succession of plain boys and interchangeable girls. Indeed, the 28-year-old Californian came second in the contest last year to the wholesome-looking Kris Allen.

Closeup photo of Adam Lambert on the Grammy Red Carpet. January 31, 2010 picture.

But Adam has been warmly embraced by his newly met peers. Madonna’s inspirational pep talk during Lambert’s brief visit chez Ciccone was: “Keep your eye on the prize, don’t get wrapped up in what people are saying.” When Lady Gaga was called in to work on the track she wrote for Lambert she whipped out the whisky and got him drunk. “She was basically pushing and encouraging me like a cheerleader: ‘Yeah, more, more!’ ”

Picture of Adam Lambert taking the time to sign autographs for the fans on the Red Carpet of the 2010 Grammy Awards Show in the Los Angeles Staples Center. 1-31-10 photo.

The credits on his debut album For Your Entertainment read like a Grammy Awards guest list. Apart from Lady Gaga, Pink, Matt Belamy from Muse and Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo provided songs.

Closer image of Adam Lambert signing autographs at the 2010 Grammys. 1-31-10 photo.

For Your Entertainment is a shamelessly camp and eclectic confection of irresistible pop, with ozone-puncturing vocals yanking listeners hither and thither with nods to Goldfrapp, Scissor Sisters and the Darkness — but then the leotard-loving Justin Hawkins did write the opening track, Music Again. Lambert describes his record as “Seventies and Eighties rock-glam put into a time capsule and blasted off into the future”, which is a nice way of putting it.

Adam Lambert Tweeted this twitpic of himself and Katy Perry at the Grammys, saying: "@adamlambert looking a bit bi curious!" 1-31-10 photo.

Being the first of anything can come with its complications and controversy, something Lambert has done little to curtail. He has ruffled feathers straight and gay; fallen out with US television networks and ignited a public war of words with the editor of Out, the leading US gay magazine, who published an open letter criticising Lambert after an interview he did with the publication.

Photo of Adam Lambert laughing with Katy Perry on the Grammy Awards Red Carpet during their interview for Entertainment Tonight. 1-31-10 image.

His most controversial escapade came at the American Music Awards last November when the former Broadway chorus boy snogged a male member of his band and simulated oral sex with a dancer while performing his ironically titled debut single, For Your Entertainment. Lambert says he got carried away, but won’t be drawn into the faux contrition beloved of US television. “The one regret I have is, I wish I had sung it better,” he deadpans, eyes glinting beneath thick wads of mascara.

Picture of Adam Lambert at the 2010 Grammys interviewing Taylor Swift, whom he called a "Glamazon." 1-31-10 photo courtesy of Patti Ross.

The backlash from the performance was considerable. ABC, the network that broadcast the show, received 1,500 complaints (out of 14 million viewers) and TV appearances by Lambert were cancelled. When he was invited to defend himself on air, even he was surprised by the fuss. “They pulled me off Good Morning America [on ABC] and two days later I was on a different early morning show on a different network. They showed a clip of Madonna and Britney Spears kissing [at the 2003 MTV Awards] and right afterwards a clip of me kissing a guy — and they blurred it out. It was hypocritical and ridiculous.”

Photo of Adam Lambert interviewing Lea Michelle of Glee for ET's Grammy wrap-up on the February 1, 2010 Entertainment Tonight. Image from 1-31-10 by Patti Ross.

Rod Stewart, asked to comment on Lambert’s performance, said: “There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s rock and’n’roll." So how did this out American pop star fall out with Out? Miscommunication. “The editor basically criticised my management, claiming they were puppeteering me and trying to control how gay I seemed. The truth is I expressed to my publicist before I did the interview that I didn’t want to speak about gay political issues because I don’t know enough about them. I’m an entertainer, not a politician; I have no problem talking about my love life.”

Picture of Adam Lambert and friend at a pre-Grammy event. 1-29-10 photo.

For the record, Lambert is single and not looking for a long-term relationship. “My heart craves that, but now is not the time for it. So in the meantime I’m gonna have fun. I love a torrid affair." His large female fanbase blows his mind, he says. “I’m openly gay so they know I’m not going to have sex with a woman — although,” he says, pausing to give the idea some serious thought, “ I like making out with girls from time to time. I have this curiosity at the back of my mind. I’ve never had sex with a woman and I’m a little bit curious about it.”

Picture of Adam Lambert with music legend Roberta Flack at a pre-Grammy event. 1-29-10 photo.

Lambert grew up in a conservative neighbourhood of San Diego, California, to liberal parents. To give an outlet to his burgeoning, cape-swishing love of Andrew Lloyd Webber, they enrolled their ten-year-old son in a theatre group. The defining moment came four years later, when he performed in Fiddler on the Roof and blew the audience away. “Everybody hushed and there was a murmur — I could feel it, and it felt incredible. It was very validating for me, especially because I didn’t have very high self-esteem.”

Photo of Adam Lambert in a hot silver sharkskin suit at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Ballroom. 1-30-10 image.

It took a long time for him to accrue confidence. In high school he suffered from acne and put on an enormous amount of weight, reaching nearly 18 stone. “The minute puberty set in I became this bizarre ugly duckling weird kid that didn’t have any friends.”

Picture of American Idol icons Kris Allen, Kara Dioguardi, and Adam Lambert at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party. 1-30-10 photo.

The insecure young Lambert was something of a late bloomer sexually — losing his virginity at 21, falling in love for the first time at 25 — and in his career. He appeared in low-key plays, worked on cruise ships and toured Europe in musicals. Then came American Idol. “I figured if I could get on Idol I would play the show, I wouldn’t let the show play me. They took a chance and after the first couple of episodes I became more and more embraced and they facilitated what I wanted to do.”

Image of Russell Brand Brand, Adam Lambert, and Randy Jackson at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 1-30-10 photo.

What Lambert wanted to do was sing his heart out and put on a show: “Wardrobe, staging, song selection — it’s got to be more than just the voice. Theatricality is back in pop — the end.”

Photo of Kara Dioguardi giving Adam Lambert some advice and love at the Clide Davis pre-Grammy party. January 30, 2010 picture.

Lambert recalls a couple of Simon Cowell put-downs that missed the mark. One was simply that he was very theatrical, “as if to say that’s not a good thing”, Lambert smirks. For his second, Mr Nasty told the singer that he felt as though he was watching Rocky Horror, to which Lambert replied: “I love that movie. Thank you.”

Another hot image of Adam Lambert in the Beverly Hilton Hotel Ballroom attending Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party. 1-30-10 photo.

Cowell may not have got it at first, but it’s amazing the clarity that dollar signs bring. The man known across the internet as Glambert is a force to be reckoned with. His appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone gave it its best-selling issue of the year, while his debut album has sold more than half a million copies in America and entered the UK charts on imports alone.

Nice close-up photo of Adam Lambert at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party. 1-30-10 image.

“It is nice to get reinforcement from friends, strangers, other artists going, ‘What you’re doing is groundbreaking’,” he says. “But it’s hard to hear grand statements like that. I’m the same guy that's been kicking around LA for eight years.”

Picture of Adam Lambert at the Grammy Style Studio holding up a Lady Gaga T-Shirt. 1-29-10 photo.

Even so he’s keen to clear up any remaining misapprehensions about himself. “It’s not a character I’m hiding behind,” he says. “I’m vain and I like looking hot and pretty. But I’m not that confident. I used to be scared to take risks and I was scared of rejection.” These days, 500,000 records sold, and counting, might help with that.

Picture of Adam Lambert checking out the clothes at the Grammy Style Studio. January 29, 2010 photo.

The single “For Your Entertainment” will be released in the UK on April 19, 2010 by RCA. The entire album will be available April 26, 2010. END

Image of Adam Lambert posing with a fan at the Grammy Style Studio. 1-29-10 photo.

Adam Lambert will be perfoming his first concert since the American Idol Tour at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California a city located in the Coachella Valley of Southern California's desert region, 26 miles east of Palm Springs. According to kesq.com, “Lambert Mania Hit Fanasty Springs Casino” on the day tickets went on sale, January 29, 2010. The article reads as follows (after the pic):

Picture of Adam Lambert signing a pair of jeans to donate to a Haiti eathquake tragedy fundraiser. The signed underwear Adam donated on the Ellen Degeneres Show January 26, 2010, raised $8,500 for the cause! 1-28-10 photo

"Hundreds of fans lined up outside Fantasy Springs Casino on Friday wanting to get their hands on tickets to see American Idol castaway Adam Lambert.

At noon, casino officials told News Channel Three that nearly one-third of the seats were sold as phone started ringing last night. One call came from Taiwan.

People started lining up as early as 6am to get tickets, this morning. One woman drove from Orange County, another from San Diego.

It's also a trending topic on social media sites like Twitter, where avid fans are quick to point out today is also Adam Lambert's birthday.

Fantasy Springs management says no artist has received so much attention in such a short amount of time before at their concert venue.

Adam Lambert appears there on February 27 at 8pm. Tickets Here."

Official poster advertising Adam Lambert's February 27, 2010 concert at Fantsy Springs Resort near Palm Springs. Click scanned image to enlarge.

As near as we can tell from the Fantasy Springs Resort Website, tickets in the $39 to $79 price ranges are still available. Here is their official blurb about the event: “Even though he came in second place on season eight of American Idol, Adam Lambert’s name and his image is quickly becoming something of a household staple. The singer who brought Paula Abdul to tears with his on screen performance of ‘If I Can’t Have You’ during a 2009 finals round now brings his Led Zeppelin-meets-Madonna-meets-Aerosmith-meets-David Bowie brand of rock to a special show at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. The now infamous American Idol will take the stage inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center on Saturday, February, 27, 2010. Tickets are $39-$79 and go on sale Friday, January 29, 2010 at 10:00am. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by phone at (800) 827-2946 or online at http://www.fantasyspringsresort.com/.”

The Resort is also offering a pre-party for Adam Lambert super fans, as follows: “Fantasy Springs Resort Casino will host The 'Official Glamily Reunion' from 5pm to 7pm on Saturday, February 27th in the Fantasy Lounge. This exclusive party will feature raffles for Adam Lambert memorabilia, delectable hors d'oeuvres, no host bar, and maybe even a few surprises. Party goers can also look forward to a signature 'Glamily Reunion' cocktail. Tickets for the Glamily Reunion are $30 and go on sale Monday, February 8th at 10am. Tickets may be purchased at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946, or online at www.FantasySpringsResort.com. This party is only open to 400 people.

If you’re an Adam Lambert fan, meet others coming from across the globe for this one-of-a-kind concert. Share your stories and make new friends before going to the show of a lifetime.”

Check out this St. Valentine's Day Entertainment Special Offer! Still need to give that special someone a gift for St. Valentine's Day?? Why not go to iTunes and give that someone a real treat with Adam Lambert's album For Your Entertainment!? iTunes is now selling the full album for $7.99 in honor of this special holiday, so head on over and get it today for this rock-bottom price!
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Listen to Ryan Seacrest’s January 22, 2010 interview of Adam Lambert on KIIS Radio in New York City and interviews by other radio stations (including the Canadian Chum FM interview from Monday, January 25, 2010), as well as songs by Adam via this Audio Player filled with Adam Lambert’s Radio Interviews and Music, courtesy of Vicky aka VickStiX and the Adam Lambert Network. It automatically updates as more items are added, so bookmark this page and check back often:

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Watch this video! Adam Lambert as the Entertainment Tonight (ET) Red Carpet 2010 Grammy Fashion Correspondent. Part One. 1-31-10. With Kevin Frazier, Adam interviews Ringo, Taylor Swift, Lea Michelle, Jamie Fox, Quincy Jones, Pink, Jennifer Hudson, LL Cool J, Katy Perry, and others:

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Check out this video: Adam Lambert as the Entertainment Tonight (ET) Red Carpet 2010 Grammy Fashion Correspondent. Part Two. BEST AND WORST! Filmed 1-31-10. Aired 2-1-10: The Best (Katy Perry dressed in Zac Posen, Taylor Swift in Kaufman Franco, Fergie in Emilio Pucci, Rihanna in Elie Saab, Pink in Tony Ward) and Worst (Miranda Lambert in “Little Mermaid Meets Bed, Bath and Beyond”), plus a special Glambert Award for Lady Gaga in Armani as Tinkerbell, “because she lives on her own fashion planet. She looked like Fashion on Parade”:

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Watch this video: Adam Lambert as Entertainment Tonight (ET) Red Carpet 2010 Grammy Fashion Correspondent. Part Three. Filmed 1-31-10. Aired 2-1-10. With Kevin Frazier, Adam interviews Seal, Heidi Klume, Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, Pink, Mary J. Blige, Ke$ha, and others:

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Check out this video: Adam Lambert as Entertainment Tonight (ET) Red Carpet 2010 Grammy Fashion Correspondent. Part Four. Filmed 1-31-10. Aired 2-1-10. With Kevin Frazier, Adam talks about “We Are The World” with Ke$ha, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Lionel Richie, Carrie Underwood, Usher, Black Eyed Peas, Pink, and others.

Find more videos like this on Adam Lambert Network

Just for fun, watch Jersey Shore’s Snooki covering the 2010 Grammy Red Carpet for MTV. Filmed 1-31-10. Even though she was funny, she was no match for Adam Lambert!

Check out this video: Don Bleu Pre-Grammy Interview with Adam Lambert. Part 1. Recorded on January 29, 2010 using a Flip Video camcorder:

Watch this video: Don Bleu Pre-Grammy Interview with Adam Lambert. Part 2. Recorded on January 29, 2010 using a Flip Video camcorder:

Check out this video: Behind the Scenes of the shoot for Adam Lambert's “Whataya Want From Me” video:

Adam Lambert Behind the Scenes of Video Shoot for “Whataya Want From Me”

Watch this video by Boy Toy Jesse, 102.7 KIIS FM Radio Personality, with Adam Lambert at the Grammy site talking about fish burritos: “So today my job toook my to the mecca of GRAMMY preparations! more vids to come but here is a sneak peak at some ADAM LAMBERTTT.... follow me on twitter if u like BRC burrito's... www.twitter.com/boytoyjesse.” January 29, 2010:

Check out this video on the details of Adam Lambert's "Strut" single. Watch this installment of “Adam’s Track-By-Tracks” to hear him discuss “Strut”, a glammed out shuffle of a track that is all about “owning your walk, your style, and being comfortable in your skin,” according to Adam:

Watch this video installment of "Adam's Track-By-Track," wherein Adam discusses "Soaked," a song written by a member of one of his favorite bands of all time. Check out the video below to hear him talk about the song's retro feel and theatric influence. The real treat comes at the end though, when Adam explains his interpretation of the line "Your soul will be OK." Enjoy:

Check out this bonus video: “Born to Be Wild!” Revisiting some of the best performances by Adam Lambert on American Idol, this clip includes comments by mentor Quentin Tarantino and the American Idol judges. From April 2009:

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