Adam Lambert Season 9 Finale Drama

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The life of Adam Lambert is never lacking in drama, is it? And somehow, when the news story isn’t about him (like the American Idol finale that he never planned to attend–see tweets below) it somehow becomes about him. Funny that.

Late last night, in response to this Popeater gossip item claiming that Adam was cut from the Idol finale after blowing off Idol rehearsals, Adam took to twitter to blast “certain journalists and jealous people in the industry trying to stir up bullshit drama.”   Read his tweets, after the jump.

Meanwhile, Adam’s reps tell Entertainment Weekly that the story was “completely fabricated”, that Adam was approached by Idol producers to be part of the Simon Cowell tribute that 7 out of 8 Idol winners and a slew of Idol alums  took part in, but came down with a case of laryngitis over the weekend.

via @adamlambert:

#Whew got home from the last rehearsal for my Glam Nation Tour round 10pm. Loooong day. I met w the lighting designer…costume designer…

#…music programmer, band and dancers and created all day. I’m so excited to get to work w such an amazing team to bring my vision to life!

#Would have loved 2 have been at the Idol Finale to wish Simon farewell and support the finalists, but this tour for my fans is my priority.

#HAHA. I have now just been made aware of more gossip and rumormill: First of all, i was never asked to appear on the finale in any capacity.

#2nd: I DID come down w a throat bug most likely caught on my flight back from this past weekends’ concert in Boston.

#was put on vocal rest yesterday from MY show’s rehearsals which doubled the work 2 do 2day since all equip. had 2 be sent back east tonight.

#sad that Im forced to defend myself bout situation no one pointing fingers knew any factual details about. Im working so hard on this tour!!

#All i ever heard was:”you’ve not been asked to perform on finale.Would you like to sit in the audience?” Me:sorry-Too much work to do today.

#Sick of certain journalists and jealous people in the industry trying to stir up bullshit drama. Must not be getting laid. GET A LIFE! HAHA

#Im blessed 2 be so busy & thrilled to take my nearly SOLD OUT tour on the road promoting love, diversity, peace, bravery & pride.Oh n’ GLAM

#:) and thanks for your words of support true fans! :) Dont worry, i just had to get it off my chest (publically) Im totally over it now. :)

Adam says he was never asked to perform on the finale, but his reps tell Entertainment Weekly that he was asked, but came down with Laryngitis over the weekend. Either way, I don’t think Adam was ever planning to attend the finale. How has this turned into such a big drama?

  • girlygirl

    adamlambert

    #Whew got home from the last rehearsal for my Glam Nation Tour round 10pm. Loooong day. I met w the lighting designer…costume designer… 19 minutes ago via Echofon

    #…music programmer, band and dancers and created all day. I’m so excited to get to work w such an amazing team to bring my vision to life! 17 minutes ago via Echofon

    #Would have loved 2 have been at the Idol Finale to wish Simon farewell and support the finalists, but this tour for my fans is my priority. 14 minutes ago via Echofon

    #HAHA. I have now just been made aware of more gossip and rumormill: First of all, i was never asked to appear on the finale in any capacity. 3 minutes ago via web

    EDIT – okay, Adam is clearing this up with some additional tweets now…

    adamlambert

    #2nd: I DID come down w a throat bug most likely caught on my flight back from this past weekends’ concert in Boston. 8 minutes ago via web

    #was put on vocal rest yesterday from MY show’s rehearsals which doubled the work 2 do 2day since all equip. had 2 be sent back east tonight. 5 minutes ago via web

    #sad that Im forced to defend myself bout situation no one pointing fingers knew any factual details about. Im working so hard on this tour!! less than a minute ago via web

    #All i ever heard was:”you’ve not been asked to perform on finale.Would you like to sit in the audience?” Me:sorry-Too much work to do today. 2 minutes ago via web

  • Kirsten

    I think he’ll be deleting this one soon:

    adamlambert: Sick of certain journalists and jealous people in the industry trying to stir up bullshit drama. Must not be getting laid. GET A LIFE! HAHA

    Sounds like Mr. Cranky Pants needs a nap. The journalists are always stirring up crap for everybody.

    Also, here is what he said about the invite:

    adamlambertAll i ever heard was:”you’ve not been asked to perform on finale.Would you like to sit in the audience?” Me:sorry-Too much work to do today

  • babybelle32

    For those who thought that Adam would be fine with sitting in the audience, from his own twitter:

    All i ever heard was:”you’ve not been asked to perform on finale.Would you like to sit in the audience?” Me:sorry-Too much work to do today

    This is the guy who’s supported the show for a year? So, he would have been there if he was performing, but he wasn’t going to show up just to sit in the audience, as other winners and runners-up have done.

  • Destry

    I think he’ll be deleting this one soon:

    Or trying to compensate by finishing on a positive note (backtracking as always?)
    “Im blessed 2 be so busy & thrilled to take my nearly SOLD OUT tour on the road promoting love, diversity, peace, bravery & pride.Oh n’ GLAM”

    Good LORD! Has there ever been so much drama over a guy NOT being at the finale?

    Looks like the big contradiction now is that Adam never said he was approached to perform in the tribute… while his management told Slezak he was.

    I’m tired.

  • girlygirl

    Adam should probably back away from the twitter now. That one about jealous people probably not getting laid was funny — but maybe not real smart

  • Destry

    Adam should probably back away from the twitter now. That one about jealous people probably not getting laid was funny — but maybe not real smart

    Agreed. Though not surprised to see him royally pissed about it

  • Destry

    This is the guy who’s supported the show for a year? So, he would have been there if he was performing, but he wasn’t going to show up just to sit in the audience, as other winners and runners-up have done.

    Um, I think his tour is starting next week/he’s on vocal rest/today was the day he was meeting with all his costume and lighting designers, and music programmers/spending every last possible moment toward getting everything ready with his band and dancers/or he’s just really evil

  • babybelle32

    Um, I think his tour is starting next week/he’s on vocal rest/today was the day he was meeting with all his costume and lighting designers, and music programmers/spending every last possible moment toward getting everything ready with his band and dancers/or he’s just really evil

    Read the tweet(s). Just based on the tweets, Adam told them that he wouldn’t be sitting in the audience before whatever vocal problem he may have had flared up. I doubt he’s evil, but he is full of himself. Maybe some day soon he’ll get a wake-up call.

  • smeggingnuts

    I doubt he’s evil, but he is full of himself. Maybe some day soon he’ll get a wake-up call.

    I totally disagree. I don’t see this as being full of himself at all. He was put on vocal rest which means he lost a day of rehearsal. So he then doubled up for today and didn’t get home until after 10 tonight. How is trying toget his tour together and working his butt off being full of himself?

  • Destry

    I did:

    “Sorry-Too much work to do today

    He’s been on vocal rest since Tuesday.

    Look, I know whatever I say, you’ll still think he’s some ignorant, arrogant, douche. (I have no idea where you get that impression as everyone whose worked with him has said he is a nice guy- but it’s all good– it’s your opinion)

    But if we ARE going to judge strictly from the tweets, as you have instructed me to do, it sounds like he’s been on vocal rest, has a hell of a lot to do before the tour starts, and has been working his ass off.

    As smeggs pointed out, he had to double up the work today, and they have to accomplish a certain amount of progress before they ship equipment back east.

    He even said he really wanted to be there to honor Simon and support the finalists but has his fans and his tour as the number one priority. Makes sense to me, since they’re the ones actually spending money on him right now.

    I don’t think AI is gonna lose money cuz Adam didn’t sit in the audience.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    It’s not like Adam was sitting at home last night, watching TV. He is busy preparing for his tour.

  • Q3

    There is no inconsistency between what is in Michael Slezak’s EW.com report and what Adam tweeted.

    EW.com A report by PopEater columnist Rob Shuter claiming that American Idol producers nixed Adam Lambert’s performance on tonight’s season finale because he failed to show up for rehearsals is filled with “false information,” says a rep for the season 8 runner-up. What happened, says 19 Entertainment’s Roger Widynowski, is that, like most major Idol grads, Adam was approached by producers about being a part of the telecast, which included seven out of eight previous Idol winners and a stage full of additional bold-faced show alumni paying tribute to departing judge Simon Cowell. Lambert, however, came down with a case of laryngitis over the weekend, and with his Glam Nation tour set to begin June 4 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was promptly placed on vocal rest. “He was never confirmed to do the show. He never skipped rehearsal,” adds Widynowski.

    Link: http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/05/27/adam-lambert-american-idol-finale-rumor/

    Adam tweeted…

    HAHA. I have now just been made aware of more gossip and rumormill: First of all, i was never asked to appear on the finale in any capacity. about 1 hour ago via web

    All i ever heard was:”you’ve not been asked to perform on finale.Would you like to sit in the audience?” Me:sorry-Too much work to do today. 32 minutes ago via web

    And frankly IMO Adam has a right to be angry about the Popeater article and 31 copies of it that are online. Shuter fabricated a piece of vicious nonsense about 1. Adam being a diva. 2. Adam missing an Idol rehearsal and 3. Adam wanting to perform a number that was not suitable for family viewing. 4. Adam’s team putting together a cover up saying he was sick.

  • Tess

    but he is full of himself. Maybe some day soon he’ll get a wake-up call.

    For weeks nows all I have heard is that Adam better not be part of the AI final because it should all be about Kris…he was the winner and the “rightful and best” guy to get to have his swan song at the Nokia. Now, because some other idols showed up to say goodbye to that old grouch Simon…now Adam is the bastard step child who is so full of himself that he couldn’t make it to the final. Wow…the tune sure changed mid-stream. And, for the Kris fans it would be the icing on the cake to have Adam pushed to the background or have him just sit in the audience…that would validate the thoughts that Adam was and isn’t as good or deserving of accolades as Kris.

    Adam has received nothing but grief from the idol fandom ever since the finals last year. He has been villified and condemned over and over again for getting “more” than Kris…and being invited back to “mentor” the contestants was the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back. Why should he sit his smiling face in front of “idol fans” who positively dislike his presence and why should he “have to” sing with the other “not quite good enoughs” that were the chorus for the real American Idols.

    I think the man has taken more than his fair share of grief for daring to be concerned about his own career and not bowing down to the pressures of “honoring Kris, the true winner”. Hell, Daughtry wasn’t there either. I don’t think he would have felt real comfortable being in the background when he has sold more and made more money than most the winning idols.

  • Destry

    The inconsistency people might see is that Adam said he was never approached by anyone to perform, while his management said he WAS approached to participate in the telecast and had to turn it down.

  • babybelle32

    Adam’s decision not to sit in the audience wasn’t made just yesterday or today. Based on the tweets, it seems that he would have shown up if he had been asked to perform, but he wasn’t going to show up just to sit. How is that not being full of himself. As I recall, there were plenty of people who said that Adam wouldn’t have a problem with doing this.

  • Destry

    Adam’s decision not to sit in the audience wasn’t made just yesterday or today. Based on the tweets, it seems that he would have shown up if he had been asked to perform, but he wasn’t going to show up just to sit.

    But how do you know that?

  • Q3

    The stuff on twitter with Adam is funny, especially considering what the reps told Slezak. The funny thing is that aside from Slezak, who was just responding to the Pop Eater post, ai now, and Pop eater, of course, I haven’t seen any articles from mainstream media outlets or idol related blogs wondering where Adam was.

    The Popeater nonsense was only picked up by online blogs that have no editorial review. [There are 32 total online news pick-ups of the story — most not reporting it as fact.] There are also several follow-up pieces because of the Slezak article and Adam’s tweets.

    But the absence of David Cook and Adam Lambert is in many of the major press reports. There are a number of reports like this…

    CNN: Though there were some noticeable absences (Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson… to name a few).

    Newsday reported two winners were missing Cook and Adam, but quickly corrected it.

    And a few like this — LA Times, Yahoo, Access Hollywood, ET, etc.:

    NY Daily News: Everyone cheered but there was a distinct we-would-have-rather-had-Adam-Lambert-perform vibe to the proceedings.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/americanidol/2010/05/27/2010-05-27_american_idol_finale_recap_lee_dewyze_crowned_next_idol_as_simon_cowell_leaves_f.html#ixzz0p7ORh2d5

    Overall, the strangest thing about the reports on the Finale is that Simon is getting over half the lines of copy. Really unfortunate.

  • fisch

    Well I think Adam is a douche. He can say whatever he wants and the cows will believe him. He wasn’t invited tonight. He already got his time on the show and he’s got more promo than anyone ever so the cows need to STFU and quit complaining. He should be way more successful than he is for all the money that has been thrown at him. More so than Kris, the winner.. Such BS.

  • Tess

    As I recall, there were plenty of people who said that Adam wouldn’t have a problem with doing this.

    And the few who made this statement have inside information as to what Adam would or wouldn’t be comfortable with? So now the conjecture of a few fans becomes gospel? I am thrilled that Adam didn’t show up, I am thrilled that Cookie and Daughtry didn’t show up.

    I just watched the video and Kelly didn’t look real happy to be there…she has never been one to to enjoy this type of stuff (see Disneyland, AI experience). These kids have done just as much for AI over the years as AI has done for them. At some point I think the pound of flesh has been returned. Besides….who would want to sit in the audience and watch a bunch of has-been, irrelevant performers try and strut their stuff. The line-up of “guests” has gotten weaker and weaker with every passing year.

    The entire final could have been the “moment” of the season if it would have been about the legacy of idol and the past winners and runners up could have been the showcased talent. But instead all of this great talent was thrown into a very poorly and hastily put together (or so it seemed) 5 minutes and 7 seconds. Bah….

    ETA…and if I am going to be referred to as a cow instead of an Adam fan…I would appreciate it being labeled a “sparkle cow”.

  • Q3

    Destry:
    05/27/2010 at 4:56 am

    The inconsistency people might see is that Adam said he was never approached by anyone to perform, while his management said he WAS approached to participate in the telecast and had to turn it down.

    Actually, Adam never said that he was approached to participate in the telecast, he said this…

    AdamLambert: All i ever heard was:”you’ve not been asked to perform on finale.Would you like to sit in the audience?” Me:sorry-Too much work to do today. 32 minutes ago via web

    It appears there were discussion about Adam performing but that he was not invited to perform. Doesn’t seem inconsistent to me.

    Adam’s decision not to sit in the audience wasn’t made just yesterday or today. Based on the tweets, it seems that he would have shown up if he had been asked to perform, but he wasn’t going to show up just to sit. How is that not being full of himself. As I recall, there were plenty of people who said that Adam wouldn’t have a problem with doing this.

    On May 19th Adam tweeted that he would not be performing on the Finale. He never tweeted that he would not be there.

    Tonight he tweeted that he had to do a double rehearsal today because they needed to ship all of the equipment back East. Adam has a responsibility to make sure the tour is a success. A lot of money is invested in the tour. I do not think choosing to meet one’s commitments first is being full of oneself.

  • Destry

    It appears there were discussion about Adam performing but that he was not invited to perform. Doesn’t seem inconsistent to me.

    Gotcha. This is the most hilarious drama I have ever encountered btw

  • Rub

    I love the Adam apologists. So Adam wasn’t invited to perform, thereby he won’t show at all, nice.

  • bridget

    I don’t expect or think Adam should delete his “get a life”/get “laid” tweets. Why shouldn’t he clear up as quickly possible the lies in the Popeater article? I don’t agree with the reasoning that because the “press” (cough) stirs up a lot of crap . . . that they shouldn’t be called on it?! (And I didn’t see Cook or Daughtry being accused of skipping rehearsal or plotting some subvervise surprise . . . )

    I hate Twitter in general, but I love that Adam used it to slap down the irresponsibility of rumor-mongering. I think he was genuinely and deservedly ticked off, explained why, got it “off his chest,” and got right back to business as usual (promoting the tour) and being his usual gracious self (thanking fans, etc.) In my book: WELL-DONE, Adam – again.

    I believe Adam over the “press” (*cough*) because damn if he hasn’t proven himself repeatedly in interview after interview that he’s about as honest, forthcoming, and straight-shooting as people come. He self-effacingly says he tells the truth because “it’s easier” – but anyone who has really watched/listened to Adam over the past year can see his character, integrity, and heart, IMO.

  • saga

    I love the Adam apologists. So Adam wasn’t invited to perform, thereby he won’t show at all, nice.

    I thought he didn’t show up because he was pulling double duty at rehearsals yday, trying to make up for being sick earlier in the week?

  • bridget

    Rub:
    05/27/2010 at 5:37 am
    I love the Adam apologists. So Adam wasn’t invited to perform, thereby he won’t show at all, nice.

    Maybe you don’t think it’s nice, but it’s HONEST.

    (And, personally, I think it’s about being responsible to himself, his fans, and everyone associated with his upcoming North American tour starting in less than one week, to focus on the task at hand. Perhaps if he had nothing better to do, he’d be happy to be in the audience.)

  • mozart4898

    I don’t think Allison or Danny were there

    Allison was there. Someone earlier pointed out that you couldn’t miss the red hair on stage.

    Anyways, I’m off. I may be back later to see if any new sh!t has hit the fan, then again maybe not. It might be best for all involved if I just totally remove myself from this stupid crap before I turn into one of those people online who only goes around lambasting anyone and everyone that comes along.

  • BornToBeWildAFL

    I don’t really care why Adam wasn’t there, I am just glad he wasn’t at that train wreck of a finale.

  • BornToBeWildAFL

    I really don’t understand why people are only dissing Adam for not being there. Especially after his appearance on Idol this year so obviously showed his gratitutde to the show. Saying that he owed Idol EVERYTHING, is certainly not a conceited or arrogant attitude in any way.

    Once you become a superstar that is when the tabloids start to make up crap about you, it is all part of the deal. It has been going on since the paparazzi has been around. Out all the missing idols Adam get held to a different standard and has to explain himself. Did they miss him?

    annkpowers Adam’s on vocal rest. David Cook had a charity event elsewhere. Please restage this for me, with them, tomorrow night #myidols #idolfinale

    I think so.

    There will always be people in idol land that that will resent him
    for even existing. Tough!!

    NY Daily News:

    The loud noises woke season eight winner Kris Allen from his slumber as the low profile idol took the stage to perform “The Truth.” Everyone cheered but there was a distinct we-would-have-rather-had-Adam-Lambert-perform vibe to the proceedings.

    Don’t hate the message hate the messengers.

  • Buderschnookie

    Read the tweet(s). Just based on the tweets, Adam told them that he wouldn’t be sitting in the audience before whatever vocal problem he may have had flared up. I doubt he’s evil, but he is full of himself. Maybe some day soon he’ll get a wake-up call.

    Where’s the equal time dissing finger pointed at David Cook, Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry, and Clay Aiken?
    Do they need wake up calls, too?
    No?
    Just Adam?
    All righty then.

  • lorismile

    OMFG…I so love Adam Lambert!!! Seriously, waking up to these tweets was the perfect way to start my extremely hectic day! God, who else has the balls to say this:

    adamlambert: Sick of certain journalists and jealous people in the industry trying to stir up bullshit drama. Must not be getting laid. GET A LIFE! HAHA

    WWAAAHHHAAAA I am going to be laughing all frigging day!!!! OMG. He is an endless source of entertainment. I also don’t think Adam is a diva. Just sick of being labeled a diva I imagine.

    Other idols weren’t there but I’m sure the news media will run will this because, well it’s Adam, and the media outlet loves them some Adam. Plus, Kris got the finale spotlight all by himself so it’s a win-win IMO.

    I’m so thrilled Adam is so dedicated to putting on a good show for all of us fans going to the tour. I really can’t wait!!

    Count me as one who is listen, actively! ;-)

  • barnie

    And somehow, when the news story isn’t about him (like the American Idol finale that he never planned to attend–see tweets below) it somehow becomes about him. Funny that.

    Ain’t that the truth!

  • Hakunamatata

    Poor Adam. I can imagine how it must be to get shot at all the time. GOSH. Give him a break!

    And anyways, if he did say he wasn’t and the Mgmt said, he was. SO WHAT? Finale is over.. move on. We have an excellent tour to look forward to! And as for me, international tour in the fall!

    And anyway.. was the finale soo bad that this is the hot topic? LOL

  • lorismile

    I also think it’s funny that every Adam fan is apparently a cow. People must be turning vegetarian alot because there seems be an awful lot of cows grazing in the pasture. :-)

    And anyway.. was the finale soo bad that this is the hot topic? LOL

    IKR?? lol

  • bench

    Ungrateful SOB.

  • Hakunamatata

    Count me as one who is listen, actively!

    mee too!! I listen actively. :D

  • mmb

    I think Adam’s tweets were responding to the Popeater article which more than implied that he was going to be doing some kind of big solo performance but then was cancelled. His rep’s statement was referring to appearing in the group idol sendoff..It appears that a lot of the “idols in the white clothes” did not know that they were going to be appearing on stage until very very last minute (eg degarmo, blakes tweets). It appears they had expected to just sit in the audience until very last minute. So i don’t think there is any inconsistency in adam tweeting that he wasn’t asked to perform was was invited to sit in audience and roger saying that he was asked to participate in group number but didn’t due to vocal rest.

    But i agree with whoever said why aren’t people getting bent out of shape that Kat, Daughtry, JHud, Cook and others were not there either.

  • auntieaimee

    He sounds defensive. One tweet would have sufficed. It’s not that big of a deal that he wasn’t there.

  • Judee

    This is the guy who’s supported the show for a year? So, he would have been there if he was performing, but he wasn’t going to show up just to sit in the audience, as other winners and runners-up have done.

    Tell us what really bothers you. The truth is not high enough on i-tunes?

  • star

    In my opinion, Adam has every right to defend himself against such ridiculous lies and bullshit, and I don’t blame him for being irritated about it at all.

    Have I missed a quote somewhere in which Adam dissed Idol? This is an honest question. In every interview I’ve seen, Adam bends over backwards to express his gratitude to the show, whether he’s chatting with Oprah or some random reporter in Finland. I’m not sure how him not wanting to sit in the audience at the finale, and opting to focus on perfecting his tour instead, negates all the praise he has ever heaped on the show. I will never understand the ridiculous standards Adam is held to. What more do people want from him? Blood? LOL

    I think Adam’s tweets were responding to the Popeater article which more than implied that he was going to be doing some kind of big solo performance but then was cancelled. His rep’s statement was referring to appearing in the group idol sendoff..It appears that a lot of the “idols in the white clothes” did not know that they were going to be appearing on stage until very very last minute (eg degarmo, blakes tweets). It appears they had expected to just sit in the audience until very last minute. So i don’t think there is any inconsistency in adam tweeting that he wasn’t asked to perform was was invited to sit in audience and roger saying that he was asked to participate in group number but didn’t due to vocal rest.

    I agree.

  • Judee

    It’s not that big of a deal that he wasn’t there.

    It seems to me that for certain part of idol fans it is. REALLY is. ;)

  • aislinn

    People who hate Adam are going to use this as further reason to hate him. It’s really funny to me that people create their own little versions of reality by picking and choosing what to listen to/who to believe, rather than taking a wider view of all of the facts in front of them. If you want to believe Adam’s a diva, go on and make yourself happy – doesn’t have anything to do with reality, but hey, knock yourselves out.

  • mmb

    It’s not that big of a deal that he wasn’t there

    .

    It isn’t that big of a deal that he wasn’t there. But it is a big deal to have an article written (and picked up on interenet sites) that the reason you weren’t there was because you were supposed to perform some possibly risque number a la the AMAs (when you were not even scheduled to perform!) and were cancelled for not showing up at rehearsals (to hide the nature of your performance), acting like a diva, and faking being sick. If I were Adam I would be furious. It has taken him a long time to get past the AMA debacle, and he is very grateful to Idol and I don’t think he would ever want the public to think he would give an AMA type performance on Idol, or diss Idol rehearsals etc. Hence the tweets.

  • Laury

    for weeks I read on that Adam better not be part of the AI final because it should all be about Kris thw winner, and now that he didn’t he is “full of himself” Really? dond’t get it!
    Other idols weren’t there either, but yes it’s all about Adam, right?

  • Studio57

    bench:
    05/27/2010 at 7:23 am
    Ungrateful SOB.

    I thought the Kris Allen fans didn’t want him there stealing Kris Allen’s thunder? He had his time on the show is all I heard all week, the finale was Kris’ time. Now he is an ungrateful SOB? Alrighty then.

  • Squirrely

    Another season done and Adam is still the hot topic ;p

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    You know what? I may not even bother to mod this shit today. Go ahead rip each other apart. Personally, I don’t get it.

  • jtoms

    the finale was so much bigger than kris vs. adam fanwars, and yet it rears its ugly head again. don’t you guys ever get tired of talking in circles and rehashing the same discussion for the umpteenth time?

    have fun!

    mj:
    05/27/2010 at 7:44 am

    You know what? I may not even bother to mod this shit today. Go ahead rip each other apart. Personally, I don’t get it.

    oh mj. even i couldve told you it would resort to this by giving this non-story its own post.

  • Hakunamatata

    auntieaimee:
    05/27/2010 at 7:29 am
    He sounds defensive. One tweet would have sufficed. It’s not that big of a deal that he wasn’t there.

    well perhaps if you look at it as a third person. Its not a big deal. But he is being called a diva, snob and watnots, so its natural that he lost his cool. I would have too.

    LOL and imagine, if he had just made A tweet, people would still have read volumes and made a mountain out of a molehill.

    I LOVE the fact that Adam defends himself and can do that. YOU GO ADAM, I am WITH YOU ALL THE WAY!

    Agreed MMB!

    Note to self: ignore hate…. ignore hate… ignore hate…

  • baebae

    And here I thought it would be a quiet Adam news day because he wasn’t on the finale. :)

    I also think it’s funny that every Adam fan is apparently a cow.

    Everyone will eventually be a “cow” :roll:. Won’t they be happy then to have been the ones to label themselves with the term? :D

    And anyway.. was the finale soo bad that this is the hot topic? LOL

    LOL!

  • Laury

    Maybe the Simon stuff was set at last minute and Adam wasn’t already planniing on going and on top of that he was sick with a lot of work. Daughtry, Clake, David Cook weren’t there either but Adam is the only one full of himself right?, because everything is about Adam.
    This is ridiculous.

  • clearone

    bench:
    05/27/2010 at 7:23 am
    Ungrateful SOB.

    I thought the Kris Allen fans didn’t want him there stealing Kris Allen’s thunder? He had his time on the show is all I heard all week, the finale was Kris’ time. Now he is an ungrateful SOB? Alrighty then.

    No kidding. Even not there it has all still turned into all about Adam. I hope he’s getting some rest these next few days. He has a long summer ahead of him!! Take care of yourself Adam

  • Andysgirl

    When I read the story…on the main page of the AOL homepage, no less…I immediately didn’t believe that Adam would do anything like plan a risque number and then not show up for rehersals. He has always been professional and bent over backward to praise the Idol people. Having said that, the millions of other people who saw that article who have not followed Adam’s career since the AMA’s are going to believe it. They won’t even see his twitter explanation or hear anything contrary to this false story. That is the reality of the internet. Print something and many many will believe it because they see it in writing, without checking out the facts. This sucks for Adam.

  • Hakunamatata

    oh mj. even i couldve told you it would resort to this by giving this non-story own post.

    :D hehe..

  • LaurelG

    And frankly IMO Adam has a right to be angry about the Popeater article and 31 copies of it that are online. Shuter fabricated a piece of vicious nonsense about 1. Adam being a diva. 2. Adam missing an Idol rehearsal and 3. Adam wanting to perform a number that was not suitable for family viewing. 4. Adam’s team putting together a cover up saying he was sick.

    This is what really pisses me off. Is anyone other than this Shuter guy claiming any of this is true. NO! These are big fat LIES. The whole idea that he threw rehearsals into chaos because he didn’t show up. LIES.

    Shuter owes Adam a retraction. I’m waiting ….

  • YankeeFan08

    I thought the Kris Allen fans didn’t want him there stealing Kris Allen’s thunder?

    What thunder? That song is a snoozefest. Kris could have had a moment but completey missed an opportunity IMO.

  • Squirrely

    mj:
    05/27/2010 at 7:44 am

    You know what? I may not even bother to mod this shit today. Go ahead rip each other apart. Personally, I don’t get it.

    MJ, I’ve been a silent observer, off and on for 2 years, come on lady you knew this would happen. But even if you didn’t put up a separate thread it would have taken over the headlines so I can see the point of doing so.

  • Shorty

    I think he’ll be deleting this one soon:

    adamlambert: Sick of certain journalists and jealous people in the industry trying to stir up bullshit drama. Must not be getting laid. GET A LIFE! HAHA

    Sounds like Mr. Cranky Pants needs a nap. The journalists are always stirring up crap for everybody.

    Deleting? Really? Why? It’s hilarious. They probably do need to get laid. And “cranky pants” (I think my grandma used that phrase) I’d say it is more like snarky pants. He’s calling them out on their bullshit while making the whole thing inconsequential at the same time. All of the people who pop out of the woodwork just to make negative comments and express negative opinions really DO need to get a life or get laid. Oh wait – if they didn’t spend all of their time being negative, they might be getting laid.

    So glad I’m a fan of that ungrateful SOB!

  • agathe.hb

    poor bb, I guess it’s getting too much even for him…..
    good thing is he is leaving for a tour soon and great reviews will start a coming :)

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    oh mj. even i couldve told you it would resort to this by giving this non-story its own post.

    LOL. You are totally missing the point. I’m just trying to keep this topic from INFECTING EVERY SINGLE THREAD ON MY SITE.

    There are fans of OTHER IDOLS who would like to have discussions about OTHER TOPICS.

    I can’t begin to tell you how IRRITATED I was when I woke up this morning to find the finale thread HIJACKED by this bullshit.

    So, you all can go to town here. The rest of us will be playing elsewhere.

  • Studio57

    http://www.zoiksonline.com/2010/05/your-american-idol-is-who-cares.html#ixzz0p7sldn4t

    This issue with “American Idol” this season is that we got to experience “Adam Lambert.” That will never be topped. Not just because everyone loved him, but because an equal amount of people hated him, yet couldn’t turn away.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Oh, and I can see that the ridiculous never ending fanwarring has already started.

    I’m up to my eyeballs in post-finale stuff today, so you know. Have fun.

  • OnePlusSix

    LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!! This is hilarious and all the more reason why I enjoy Adam Lambert. The finale was suppose to be about the idol crowning, then it turned into a Simon farewell-tribute but, overall, it became about Adam and Cook not being there, but moreso Adam. Isn’t it amazing how Adam’s presence or lack thereof is always felt. Personally, I only tuned in last night because it was Simon’s last night. That being said, it was disappointing. For two plus hours, I felt they could have produced it a little differently.

    From the get-go you didn’t get the sense that this was a crowning night for the new idol (definitely missed the mark here). For another year, America missed the mark with their crown placement – Crystal was definitely cheated on this one. Personally, neither Crystal or Lee were my cuppa,nonetheless, you didn’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that Crystal was heads over Lee in the vocal section…but we all know that this isn’t about the singing now, is it?

    I have to side with Adam on this one, he is up to his ears in readying for his tour next week and why would you go and sit in an audience when there are more important things to be done (his decision shows responsibility). I’m pretty sure Simon Cowell didn’t give a hoot who was or wasn’t there. As it was related by others, the idol alumni that did attend (outside the crowned idols) didn’t know until the very last minute that they would even be on stage in that capacity. Some of us require more than a moments notice to schedule ourselves. Adam has always given Idol the due credit for his success and always speaks favorably about Simon and the crew. So be it!

    Like many viewers, I found this season to be very poor in general (a few good performances but nothing memorable). The entertainment for the finale was okay and it was nice to see Paula again.

    I was disappointed not to hear any accolades (unless they did it during my pee break) for Ricky Minor especially since he is leaving for Jay Leno. Ricky is and has been instrumental to this show in so many ways, a little recognition goes a long way.

    I feel they could have picked a segment of the show and dedicated it to Simon or else they could have produced a short show to air separately. For me, I would have enjoyed a separate show for Simon’s farewell but then that’s just me.

    In the end, it really doesn’t matter because the show is over and Simon is moving on as am I. I look forward to SYTYCD tonight and Simon’s new show in the upcoming season. I highly doubt I will get invested in Idol next year especially if it continues the path it is going…bland and an injustice to talented people.

    I would like to say thank you to MJ for her excellent work and dedication with this site and affording all of us the opportunity to keep up with the latest IDOL happenings and share a piece of ourselves with each other as well. There may have been a few tidal waves from time to time but we all weathered them with MJ’s assistance.

    Congratulations to everyone involved and those of you who are attending the upcoming summer idol tour, I hope you enjoy it thoroughly.

  • jtoms

    mj:
    05/27/2010 at 8:06 am

    oh mj. even i couldve told you it would resort to this by giving this non-story its own post.

    LOL. You are totally missing the point. I’m just trying to keep this topic from INFECTING EVERY SINGLE THREAD ON MY SITE.

    Ah ok, gotcha. makes sense.

  • tierbee

    Lol, well, I guess the good news is that the ridiculous neverending season 8 fan war has its own thread. Good fricking grief. I thought the story was ridiculous, and I don’t think Adam needed to get quite that defensive – certainly get that he is pissed, but less is often best when responding lol — and I have no clue what any of this has to do with Kris but again, the fanwar of forever doesn’t make sense to me either. Some Kris fans are bound to use it as a chance to dig at Adam, anyone who dares question Adam will immediately be called Kris fan! which of course gives the Adam fans the “right” to get nasty about Kris, and there we go again down the usual path. I hate it, to be quite frank. Off to the headline threads with hopes that this stays here. I love this blog but seriously? As a fan of neither? Y’all ruin it for me.

  • Hakunamatata

    Oh, and I can see that the ridiculous never ending fanwarring has already started.

    I think, it was bound to happen (if you just check the first page of comments). :D

  • agathe.hb

    poor MJ :(
    but I guess fanwarring is not going to stop any time soon, there will just be new fans and new wars ;)

  • Judee

    anyone who dares question Adam will immediately be called Kris fan!

    don’t even try to suggest i’m generalizing someone, i was being very specific about my comment. it belonged to the one specific person, no one else.

  • Studio57

    but less is often best when responding lol — and I have no clue what any of this has to do with Kris but again, the fanwar of forever doesn’t make sense to me either. Some Kris fans are bound to use it as a chance to dig at Adam, anyone who dares question Adam will immediately be called Kris fan! which of course gives the Adam fans the “right” to get nasty about Kris, and there we go again down the usual path. I hate it, to be quite frank. Off to the headline threads

    I only responded to a poster who called Adam an ungrateful SOB. When a person has a screen name with the word Adam or Glambert in it, I think it is no stretch to assume they are an Adam fan, so when a person with the moniker of “bench” calls Adam an ungrateful SOB, is it wrong to surmise that the person is an Allen fan? And I did not say anything nasty about Kris and I don’t think anyone else did?
    I’m not trying to call anyone out here, just explaining my reason for bringing Kris BRIEFLY into the topic, so now back to ADAM….

    I think he had every right to defend himself on twitter,He is pretty much being called out for being a diva, so why shouldn’t he use that tool to defend himself if he can?

    A little OT here but I just heard that The Borgata is opening up their mixx nightclub on the night Adam is going to be playing there and they expect Samantha Ronson to be djing that night for the concert afterparty! WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/ats/inside_story/article_8c69b41d-60fd-5d6d-8fa6-c72aa92d9da5.html

  • jpfan

    1. Adam wasn’t asked to perform on the finale. 2. He didn’t want to just sit in the audience 3. They came up with the tribute to Simon last minute. 4. Now he’s on vocal rest and/or didn’t want to show to stand on stage.

    The only interesting part is the nasty gossip article that could have hurt his career. He was right to correct that.

    The obvious omission was Cook being the only winner not there. Lots of non winners weren’t there. Adam not being there is really not a big deal except for the nasty gossip comment which he responded to. Next…

  • Jae

    Poor Adam. What a life. But stuff like this is why I love him. He is sucha normal guy. I probably would have gone on a twitter rant too! NEVER boring being an Adam fan. We crown a new Idol and we are talking about Adam not being at the show! LOL!

  • BornToBeWildAFL

    I Love this guy!!

  • Jae

    fisch:
    05/27/2010 at 5:09 am
    Well I think Adam is a douche. He can say whatever he wants and the cows will believe him. He wasn’t invited tonight. He already got his time on the show and he’s got more promo than anyone ever so the cows need to STFU and quit complaining. He should be way more successful than he is for all the money that has been thrown at him. More so than Kris, the winner.. Such BS.

    This just wreaks of fan envy. Just get over it. If he isn’t your guy, focus on the one who is.

  • Hakunamatata

    agathe.hb:
    05/27/2010 at 8:02 am
    poor bb, I guess it’s getting too much even for him…..

    Hi Agathe.hb – I know right?!?!?

  • Jae

    jpfan:
    05/27/2010 at 8:27 am
    1. Adam wasn’t asked to perform on the finale. 2. He didn’t want to just sit in the audience 3. They came up with the tribute to Simon last minute. 4. Now he’s on vocal rest and/or didn’t want to show to stand on stage.

    The only interesting part is the nasty gossip article that could have hurt his career. He was right to correct that.

    The obvious omission was Cook being the only winner not there. Lots of non winners weren’t there. Adam not being there is really not a big deal except for the nasty gossip comment which he responded to. Next…

    This Exactly. I missed him last night and would have been thrilled just to see him there but honestly if he is doing other things or recovering from laryngitis, I would rather him be getting things done. But I seriously did miss Cook when all those Idol winners were shown.

  • Jae

    And here I was thinking “wow, this morning I won’t be fuming about Adam injustice like last year.” I should know better! LOL!

  • OhMyRawrrr

    lorismile:
    05/27/2010 at 7:16 am
    OMFG…I so love Adam Lambert!!! Seriously, waking up to these tweets was the perfect way to start my extremely hectic day! God, who else has the balls to say this:

    adamlambert: Sick of certain journalists and jealous people in the industry trying to stir up bullshit drama. Must not be getting laid. GET A LIFE! HAHA

    WWAAAHHHAAAA I am going to be laughing all frigging day!!!! OMG. He is an endless source of entertainment. I also don’t think Adam is a diva. Just sick of being labeled a diva I imagine.

    Other idols weren’t there but I’m sure the news media will run will this because, well it’s Adam, and the media outlet loves them some Adam. Plus, Kris got the finale spotlight all by himself so it’s a win-win IMO.

    I’m so thrilled Adam is so dedicated to putting on a good show for all of us fans going to the tour. I really can’t wait!!

    Count me as one who is listen, actively!

    ‘Bout sums up how I feel. :D

  • Chicagolaw

    The gossip article was fabricated crap and a huge knock on his character and integrity—Adam had every right to be pissed. Super pissed. I am glad he cleared it up. And, tons of people were missing from the finale. Most glaring was Cook being the only winner not present (and I love Cook and understand the reasons). Who cares; he is a very busy guy, not to mention sick. I hope he can get a little rest before the tour starts.

  • Mary102

    LOL – I love this guy so much! He and Crystal totally need to meet up after AI – they’re like the perfect, non-filter twitter soulmates – love it!

    Yeah, it sucks that Adam attracts this kind of gossip that has ABSOULUTELY NO basis in reality. And with how much the guy has been working lately on the tour, going to the finale, even if its just to sing in the Simon tribute thing, would NOT have been good for his health and voice – especially considering that his being there would have required him to probably answer the same 1000 questions again from the press about mentoring, Simon, replacing Simon, etc. Best to just rest when he can.

    After all, Cook and Daughtry and Danny weren’t there either. I know Cook had the charity event, don’t know about the others. But I’m certainly not thinking, oh, that Chris Daughtry thinks he’s too good to show up on Idol! He completely blew it off.

    Sigh, just another day on the Adam rollercoaster. Never dull, thank god for that! :-)

  • Judee

    i’m grateful for this thread. i can discuss everything Adam related in here :).

  • Mary102

    Count me as one who is listen, actively!

    Awww, well said ;-)

  • justshootme

    I was gonna post something pointing out the absurdity of all this, but I’m not gonna waste the keystrokes. But I will comment on something that’s been bothering me for a while. The term COW is ugly, misogynistic vitriol that disturbs me to be thrown at ANY female, I could give a shit whose fan she is on American f*cking Idol. I think that term should get editted, banned, whatever just get it the f*ck off the blog. And for the record I am break-a-bone skinny, so it’s not “all about me”.

    Thankew.

  • rockpaperscissors

    Sounds like Mr. Cranky Pants needs a nap. The journalists are always stirring up crap for everybody.

    Also, here is what he said about the invite:

    adamlambertAll i ever heard was:”you’ve not been asked to perform on finale.Would you like to sit in the audience?” Me:sorry-Too much work to do today

    I agree. All the Idols have a lot of work to do, not just Lambert. He really is starting to buy into all the hype about himself.

  • clearone

    The term COW is ugly, misogynistic vitriol that disturbs me to be thrown at ANY female

    You’re not alone.

  • Judee

    extremely busy, sick, been told week ago he’s not performing, made already plans etc. etc.
    The article was B.S. of the biggest caliber. I think he was quite nice while responding, i wouldn’t have been this nice. There were some nasty accusations. And it was completely uncalled for, i mean what did he do? nothing.

  • agathe.hb

    well, you know what girls? if somebody wants to call me a cow, shame on her/him, I won’t even stoop to react to such comments, plus if it’s the only argument these people can bring – it just says a LOT about their intelligence or rather lack thereof
    signing off “sparkle cow and proud of it” :D

  • marmom07

    The thing is if Adam did a short tweet …sorry had to work…. he’d still get slammed for making that up or being self centered. So I’m glad he said what he felt he needed to say. He’s so articulate and seems to me like the kind of person who just really needs to be able to explain things. Maybe I read him that way because I’m like that.

    When Ryan talked to Adam on AI after he had performed, Adam flat out Gushed about what AI had done for him. He didn’t have to say much of anything, beyond I’m really thankful and appreciative etc. I think because he’s a bit older and has been working in the entertainment industry and actively trying to get a recording career going before he did AI, he maybe more than others understands what AI did for him. So to say he didn’t come back and blew off the finale because he could care less or because he wasn’t asked to do a big number is just hog wash.

  • dhunken

    babybelle32:
    05/27/2010 at 4:19 am

    For those who thought that Adam would be fine with sitting in the audience, from his own twitter:

    All i ever heard was:”you’ve not been asked to perform on finale.Would you like to sit in the audience?” Me:sorry-Too much work to do today

    This is the guy who’s supported the show for a year? So, he would have been there if he was performing, but he wasn’t going to show up just to sit in the audience, as other winners and runners-up have done.

    Lets keep this clear and lets not just blast him for anything we can find…..The article and the issue was not about him being asked to sit in the audience and him saying no….It was a fabrication that he was at rehearsals and had a Diva moment and then refused to come to the show because he would not be able to perform his non family friendly routine….This is a far cry from he was asked to sit in the audience and said no. If the first is not true then too keep digging to find something that sticks is short of a witch hunt. This finale was about Lee and Crystal. I did not even post on this subject last night as to not bring more to this BS but sense now it has its own thread I am.

    If Adam didn’t want to come to the finale to just sit in the audience that is his right. Kelly Clarkson for years did not come back to Idol and did her best to distance herself. No one attacked her or did there best to find everything wrong with anything she did.

    I agree he is probably is tired. He is working hard for his tour. But he is human and this is Bull. People can just take so much crap. For all that he get flung at him I believe he handles himself well.

    Adam does not owe any explanation about anything to anyone. Where is the outrage to the reporter who ran the BS article in the first place. Remember the journalist is the one who brought this mess to the forefront in the first place. Not Adam Not his fans but this journalist who did not check his sources.

  • weareallinnocent

    Love him. :-)

  • Mary102

    The term COW is ugly, misogynistic vitriol that disturbs me to be thrown at ANY female

    Yep, and it speaks volumes about people who feel the need to use rude terms about fan groups for a person they’re obviously not even a fan of. Seriously, I don’t get the hate. Aren’t there more productive uses of one’s time? I feel focusing so much energy on a person and their fans whom one despises, is just…idk…a complete waste of energy better spent on something actually constructive.

  • jammasta

    adamlambert: Sick of certain journalists and jealous people in the industry trying to stir up bullshit drama. Must not be getting laid. GET A LIFE! HAHA

    Did Adam seriously say this? There is hope for the world.

  • unique28v

    People need to stop reading everything they read online. Thats why there’s so much drama. Adam said weeks ago he wasn’t going to perform on Idol.

  • Mary102

    Oh, and FTR – I think it was absolutely appropriate for Adam to tweet the explanation. As others pointed out, the original gossip story was such a blatant fabrication with no basis in reality, and painted him in a really unfair light. So the clarification was more than justified by him.

  • unique28v

    Aol bloggers were never a big fan of Adam anyways. But journalism has completely disappeared. Don’t you have to confirm sources before you publish a story??

    It looks like show watchers aren’t the only ones who haven’t moved on from Season 8. lol

  • BornToBeWildAFL

    Love him. :-)

    I love him more. :)

  • Tess

    Good morning..its a beautiful spring day. Interesting, for me, that I migrate to this thread first thing when EVERYTHING should be about the crowning of another WGWG and the fabulosity of the wonderful evening that was put on display for millions of idol fans.

    It really is kinda sad that a runner-up from a season ago is still more interesting than a newly crowned King and his fair maiden runner-up. If this pops up the morning of the day after what are the next several months going to be like? Will anybody be going to the idol tour…will blog sites be inundated with live streams of the tour….will you tube find itself overloaded with Idol videos….will magazines devote covers to the new guy and girl?

    And as an aside, because it has been bugging me since I woke up, why is it OK for Carrie to debut her new song and steal everyone elses thunder…wasn’t Kris the dethroned monarch? Oh, but then everything in Idoldom focuses on Carrie…the grand matriarch. Though I lubs me some Kelly a whole lot more. Just sayin.

  • marmom07

    BornToBeWildAFL:
    05/27/2010 at 9:10 am

    Love him. :-)

    I love him more. :)

    Nuh unh!!! I luuuuvre him even more!!!!

  • unique28v

    Adam should probably back away from the twitter now. That one about jealous people probably not getting laid was funny — but maybe not real smart

    Its true though. The U.S. is too PC. I say call people out on their dumbness.

  • unique28v

    It really is kinda sad that a runner-up from a season ago is still more interesting than a newly crowned King and his fair maiden runner-up.

    This is the real story!! lol

  • babybelle32

    Lets keep this clear and lets not just blast him for anything we can find…..The article and the issue was not about him being asked to sit in the audience and him saying no….It was a fabrication that he was at rehearsals and had a Diva moment and then refused to come to the show because he would not be able to perform his non family friendly routine

    I never said one word about the article, which was clearly crap, anybody could see that. You quoted what my point was, those who said that Adam would be fine with just sitting in the audience, in order to support the show and this year’s contestants. Obviously that wasn’t the truth. Adam not coming had nothing to do with a throat infection, or being on vocal rest yesterday. He clearly tweeted that he was too busy to just sit in the audience. And given the whole tweet, I doubt it’s a big stretch to say that if he had been told he could perform, he suddenly wouldn’t have been as busy.

  • tierbee

    Judee, that was a general comment – it was not directed at you personally. I have never seen the level of nasty, aggressive attacks on anyone who dares question their Idol than some of the stuff that comes from Adam’s fans. I have been here since S7 and it has literally driven me off this board many, many times. It’s cool to think he was wronged but you know what? If someone thinks he was being a diva that is their opinion and they don’t deserve to get slaughtered for it. Yes, sometimes people post things just to get a rise out of people, but it is consistent that disagreeing with anything Adam does gets you attacked or an instant knee jerk “Oh yeah? Well KRIS…” I am certainly no fonder of fans of anyone who post mean shit out of meanness. I do, however, vastly enjoy snark :)

    And really, this is my opinion and you certainly have to agree but I know I am not the only non-S8 fan who has been completely and utterly turned off by the fanwar that does not end.

  • Mary102

    Tess:
    05/27/2010 at 9:11 am
    Good morning..its a beautiful spring day. Interesting, for me, that I migrate to this thread first thing when EVERYTHING should be about the crowning of another WGWG and the fabulosity of the wonderful evening that was put on display for millions of idol fans.

    MTE. I was sorta like, who won this year? Sorry, and I do feel (kinda, eh, ok not really) bad for Lee, but with this story and Simon leaving, it really wasn’t about the winner this year at all. Even his final sing-off seemed really rushed.

    Its true though. The U.S. is too PC. I say call people out on their dumbness.

    And there’s a lot of it in the US to call out.

  • adamlover

    i love being an adam fan.

  • Hakunamatata

    Lol funny.. how the winner and runner up’s thread hardly have comments. Did Adam steal their thunder just by not being at the FINALE?!!?!?! Imagine. if he had performed. LOL

  • Studio57

    I love that he seems to be his own publicist. Sure some things aren’t PC, but they aren’t the usual bullshit pat answers you usually get, which is a HELLUVA lot more fun. GO ADAM!

  • marmom07

    Seems to me that many of us have days where we have to work but something comes up and work can be re-arranged to accommodate the new event. BUT there are also those days at work where work (due to certain deadlines or what ever) absolutely can not be shifted around and rescheduled. Adam said it was their last day to prepare because the equipment had to be shipped out. That’s something you just can’t move around. This is his first tour and it’s all sitting on his shoulders to make it work, so I don’t get why that seems so much less important than going to a finale show. Seriously??? Seems like if the finale was tonight he’d probably (health permitting) be there. It was just bad timing like Dave Cooks charity event.

  • bridgette12

    Tess:
    05/27/2010 at 9:11 am
    It really is kinda sad that a runner-up from a season ago is still more interesting than a newly crowned King and his fair maiden runner-up. If this pops up the morning of the day after what are the next several months going to be like? Will anybody be going to the idol tour…will blog sites be inundated with live streams of the tour….will you tube find itself overloaded with Idol videos….will magazines devote covers to the new guy and girl?

    I certainly wasn’t expecting this drama when I woke up this morning. But season 9 has been so lackluster, if it hadn’t been Adam, it could have been someone else who stole the limelight from these people. I personally have no interest in any of season 9 Idols, none of them had caught my attention either with their performances or them personally. I know this blog will be filled with news about Adam, Kris, Danny and Allison this summer. It will be interesting to see just how strong of a following Crystal, Lee and season 9 Idols have that will sustain through the tour.

  • BornToBeWildAFL

    Judee, that was a general comment – it was not directed at you personally. I have never seen the level of nasty, aggressive attacks on anyone who dares question their Idol than some of the stuff that comes from Adam’s fans

    This goes for all idol fans when it is their favorite.

  • mgk

    ha ha I love Adam. I found the PopEater article funny because it was so ridiculously OTT, but they should really be forced to print a retraction. No matter what he does or doesn’t do, it’ll cause an internet scandal.

  • bridgette12

    Hakunamatata:
    05/27/2010 at 9:19 am
    Lol funny.. how the winner and runner up’s thread hardly have comments. Did Adam steal their thunder just by not being at the FINALE?!!?!?! Imagine. if he had performed. LOL

    It’s funny, I was thinking the same thing, what would have happened if Adam had performed. That show was so blah last night, Adam would have had everyone on their feet if he gave a performance half as good as the one he did on Elvis Week.

  • agathe.hb

    babybelle32:
    05/27/2010 at 9:15 am

    Lets keep this clear and lets not just blast him for anything we can find…..The article and the issue was not about him being asked to sit in the audience and him saying no….It was a fabrication that he was at rehearsals and had a Diva moment and then refused to come to the show because he would not be able to perform his non family friendly routine
    Babybelle
    I never said one word about the article, which was clearly crap, anybody could see that. You quoted what my point was, those who said that Adam would be fine with just sitting in the audience, in order to support the show and this year’s contestants. Obviously that wasn’t the truth. Adam not coming had nothing to do with a throat infection, or being on vocal rest yesterday. He clearly tweeted that he was too busy to just sit in the audience. And given the whole tweet, I doubt it’s a big stretch to say that if he had been told he could perform, he suddenly wouldn’t have been as busy.

    well, and even if it were true, which I don’t believe it’s the entire truth, since he was twitting and tweets are always too short to be fully informative, I would not blame him: here is what I would think if I were him: okay, if they invite me to sing I will have to go, even though I am busy, as I want to show my appreciation and I will be called full of myself if I don’t, but if they ask me just to sit in the audience, I will not waste my time, probably nobody will miss me and I have tons of work to do to get ready, as I am leaving for my tour in a week…..

  • marmom07

    So I can see the headlines now for this summer:

    Lackluster AI9 Live tour Adam Lambert’s fault!

    Adam Lambert refuses to attend an AI9 Live concert, such disrespect!!

    Adam Lambert asked to perform on AI9 tour; the diva refuses to cancel his sold out solo tour to help AI9

    ha ha, it will be something mark my words.

  • Chicagolaw

    Tierbee, I get what you are saying. But, my opinion is that I have never seen so much hate and mocking and ridicule directed at a person and, especially, his fans. When “cow” is a generally accepted term, there is something very wrong. For the most part, I try to ignore all the “stuff,” and I know Adam has his share of OTT fans. I am just so tired of the fan warring from all sides. And I don’t know how ANY of the Idols can deal with the daily doses of vitriol, and with having their every word picked apart and spun in ten different directions. They have tougher skin than I do, I guess.

    There is a very ugly side to American Idol. Thank goodness it seems to reside in the bubble, as I once tried to explain it all to my mother and was met with a blank stare.

  • rockpaperscissors

    Lol funny.. how the winner and runner up’s thread hardly have comments. Did Adam steal their thunder just by not being at the FINALE?!!?!?! Imagine. if he had performed. LOL

    Or perhaps it’s because the same people post many, many, many times in the threads about Adam (and in the ones they hijack and turn them into Lambert threads) :)

  • BestAI

    This is the guy who’s supported the show for a year? So, he would have been there if he was performing, but he wasn’t going to show up just to sit in the audience, as other winners and runners-up have done.

    Judee:
    Tell us what really bothers you. The truth is not high enough on i-tunes?

    For someone who is not an Adam supporter (Judee), this was one the funniest responses.

  • Kaykohl

    Adam wasn’t there because; he didn’t want to be there. If he was indeed on vocal rest he could have communicated to people on the red carpet the same way he communicated at his all day meetings. Besides that he didn’t need his voice to sit in the audience to support a guy who had given him so much support while he was on the show. If he was to perform, he could have easily lipped synced since the only idols given solo lines were the title winners.

    Too me the tour details are important but, if it hadn’t been for the Simons bringing American Idol to the US, he would not have this tour or his fans. He only talked about how grateful he was for the opportunities given to him by the American Idol franchise when he was being highlighted. However, when it was his turn to pay tribute to one of the people who gave him his opportunity he was too busy to take a few hours out of his busy schedule. Some idols flew in from other parts of the country to be there even before knowing they’d be on the show.

  • BornToBeWildAFL

    For someone who is not an Adam supporter (Judee), this was one the funniest responses.

    Well I believe Judee is an Adam supporter just not a BSC OTT supporter.

  • jpfan

    Well I’m not an Adam fan but I actually think Judee is. :)

    This is a major non story except to folks on Idol blogs. And I wouldn’t say its overshadowing anything including that blah finale.
    No one would comment about the S9 finalists even if Adam never existed. They’re too boring.

  • agathe.hb

    rockpaperscissors:
    Or perhaps it’s because the same people post many, many, many times in the threads about Adam (and in the ones they hijack and turn them into Lambert threads) :)

    feel free and highjack the thread now :D
    who is your Idol, because it ain’t Adam fer sure ;)

  • LaurelG

    Adam Lambert asked to perform on AI9 tour; the diva refuses to cancel his sold out solo tour to help AI9

    hahahahah!! You could get a job with Popeater!

    Unless you’re a short, white male of average looks who can kinda strum a guitar and sing off-key a bit, in which case, you might consider trying out for this show I’ve heard about …

  • dhunken

    I never said one word about the article, which was clearly crap, anybody could see that. You quoted what my point was, those who said that Adam would be fine with just sitting in the audience, in order to support the show and this year’s contestants. Obviously that wasn’t the truth. Adam not coming had nothing to do with a throat infection, or being on vocal rest yesterday. He clearly tweeted that he was too busy to just sit in the audience. And given the whole tweet, I doubt it’s a big stretch to say that if he had been told he could perform, he suddenly wouldn’t have been as busy.

    Again you are fishing to find fault. This thread is about the article and his reaction to it. How do you know it had nothing to do with a throat infection. It is one of the things he does say in the tweets. You obviously don’t like Adam and I respect that and will defend your right to do so but you are jumping to conclusions that have no basis on fact or reality. IMHO To me it is a STRETCH to assume that if he had a solo he would have shown up. You don’t know I don’t know and in the world I live in you give people the benefit of the doubt or I do believe in our justice system it is suppose to be innocent until proven guilty. But hey that’s me and I realize you just want to believe Adam is a no good self centered individual even though every person who has worked with him has said the opposite. Even Kris. From what I have read the contestants this year say the crew have the best things to say about Adam Lambert and David Cook. About their professionalism and their kindness. Your assumptions are your assumptions but forgive me if I rather believe those who actually work with him directly. You have your thoughts and your feelings and you know that is fine I just don’t agree with you.

  • agathe.hb

    No one would comment about the S9 finalists even if Adam never existed. They’re too boring.
    hahahahhahahhahha THIS :D

  • BestAI

    He clearly tweeted that he was too busy to just sit in the audience. And given the whole tweet, I doubt it’s a big stretch to say that if he had been told he could perform, he suddenly wouldn’t have been as busy.

    Priorites. If he could promote IIHY, he would accept, of course. To sit in the audience for 3+ hours when he has a World Tour in a matter days? Who would do that?

  • angela

    Almost never to comment, but read the whole thread and still waiting to see any outrage that Daughtry, J.Hudson, Mcphee did not drop everything they were doing and rushed to participate in yesterdays trainwreck of a show.
    Big respect for Adam for keeping it real and speaking his mind and not let some pseudoreporter spread shit about him, can’t wait see to what he has in store for us, the tour is going to be amazing!!

    Tess, I agree a hundred percent with you that it should’ve been Kelly singing something from her album and not Carrie…

  • mmb

    He clearly tweeted that he was too busy to just sit in the audience. And given the whole tweet, I doubt it’s a big stretch to say that if he had been told he could perform, he suddenly wouldn’t have been as busy.

    and i have no doubt that if cook or daughtry or j-hud had been booked in advance to perform they would have been there. having not been booked they scheduled other work or charity related events. I was one who thought that, assuming he didn’t have any conflicting gig/tour preparations, Adam would attend regardless of whether he was performing. In view of the apparent change in his tour rehearsal schedule as a result of being put on vocal rest, i can see why he would be at rehearsal rather than sitting in the idol audience etc.

  • BestAI

    Even if Kelly did look unhappy and uncomfortable last night, she sounded amazing. She was the best of all the winners. I’m glad she is representative of the very first idol. Kris actually sounded the weakest. Maybe he is not a big stage-type performer.

  • Planet Fierce

    Here’s a thought. There were 9 seasons of Idol so far and clearly, when you look at how many peeps were in the top 10 for each season, there were alot of people missing at the finale. Most of those people are not getting ready to go on a national tour in just a matter of days so one would think they would be in a position to attend, but where were they? Where was Cook, Daughtry, Clay Aiken, Blake, Jennifer Hudson, Kat McPhee, and on and on…..why are some people only focused on why Adam wasn’t there? I will tell you, because he is so freaking confident, hot,gorgeous,talented and just a flat out superstar and there are some people who just can’t stand it, for whatever the reason, jealousy, hate, denial. But you know what is amazing to me and makes me so happy? There just aren’t enough of you to matter or make a difference…..get out of the way cause you bore me…he has a huge international following now……the world has discovered ADAM and we are all part of his Glamily now. Get on board and have the time of your life, or just sit and stew in your negativity….. life is just too damn short and I don’t have time for you!!!!! Be part of the celebration or get the hell out of the way!!!!

  • OhMyRawrrr

    ustshootme:
    05/27/2010 at 8:48 am
    I was gonna post something pointing out the absurdity of all this, but I’m not gonna waste the keystrokes. But I will comment on something that’s been bothering me for a while. The term COW is ugly, misogynistic vitriol that disturbs me to be thrown at ANY female, I could give a shit whose fan she is on American f*cking Idol. I think that term should get editted, banned, whatever just get it the f*ck off the blog. And for the record I am break-a-bone skinny, so it’s not “all about me”.

    Thankew.

    Totally agree. I range from a size 2 to a size 4 depending on the brand and I’m 5’7″. Never been overweight and I’m totally into fitness. Obesity is a problem across the country – it’s not an Adam fan thing. Personally I like to think of myself as a Sparkle Kitty – mrowwwww :D

    P.S. Thank you MJ – I was jonesing for an Adam thread. Didn’t know where his fans were congregating!

  • mmb

    But I will comment on something that’s been bothering me for a while. The term COW is ugly, misogynistic vitriol that disturbs me to be thrown at ANY female, I could give a shit whose fan she is on American f*cking Idol. I think that term should get editted, banned, whatever just get it the f*ck off the blog.

    ITA.. Thank you!!!

  • LaurelG

    Kaykohl:
    05/27/2010 at 9:59 am
    Some idols flew in from other parts of the country to be there even before knowing they’d be on the show.

    Yeah, and where was David Cook? Why wasn’t he available this weekend? He had a charity event, sure. But the finale is scheduled at the beginning of the season. Couldn’t he have made sure his schedule was cleared the way Carrie does? Simon announced he was leaving months ago. Did it never occur to David that they’d be doing a big send-off for Simon? As a former Idol winner, his presence was more critical than Adam’s. He owes this show his entire career. Where is his gratitude? He was the only WINNER not present. Plenty of other non-winners weren’t there, i.e. Clay, Daughtry, Jennifer H., Kat McPhee. Why are you singling Adam out?

    ETA: Don’t bother to answer the last question. I can guess why.

  • BornToBeWildAFL

    Well let’s get the party started. It seems like Lee is being mauled in the media and Crystal should have won. Mmmm sounds familiar?

    http://www.thesundaily.com/article.cfm?id=47261

    DeWyze’s victory wasn’t even hard fought and as just like last year, the better performer did not win. Yes, Kris Allen may have won over Adam Lambert but Lambert is the star now.

    http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100527/ART22/5270357

    Don’t worry, Bowersox Nation. This is not the end of the world.

    Or at least, it doesn’t have to be.

    or proof, look back no further than last season. Winner Kris Allen sold more than 300,000 albums, but second-place Adam Lambert has more than doubled that, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/05/27/1650513/winner.html

    It might — but with two botched back-to-back Idol winners (Kris Allen over Adam Lambert last year and Lee over Crystal) Idol’s credibility left the building for good.

    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/05/27/1650513/winner.html#ixzz0p8hb7iiu

    Should I continue? There’s more!!

  • LisaE

    I don’t care at all that he wasn’t there last night. Why does it matter? He’s planning his first headlining tour. He’s sick. He has priorities. Screwing up his tour preparation and health so he could sit in the audience? No point in that. Nobody is going to remember the finale tomorrow. I’ve already forgotten who took part. Faux drama.

  • OhMyRawrrr

    BestAI:
    05/27/2010 at 10:15 am
    Even if Kelly did look unhappy and uncomfortable last night, she sounded amazing. She was the best of all the winners. I’m glad she is representative of the very first idol. Kris actually sounded the weakest. Maybe he is not a big stage-type performer.

    She is the TRUE IDOL. She was never pimped – she shined through her voice and won. Cream rising to the top!
    Lee winning was giving me uncomfortable flashbacks of last year’s finale. Generic and vanilla. To my ears, he even sings like Kris – that huhhhhh thing they use to compensate for a lack of power in their voice. Sadz. :( I think Kris is a better singer overall but neither one is a powerhouse and Idol has generally been about the best voices winning. Kelly, Carrie, Jordan….
    And to get my comment back on topic, Adam not being there last night should be a non-issue. I think the bigger absence was David Cook not being there. Sadz about that too :(

  • revcat

    This isn’t going to affect Adam at all because only non fans are twirling their fake worry beads. Trust me the vast majority that makes up JQ public has no idea that this non story that didn’t happen happened. :)

  • rockpaperscissors

    .get out of the way cause you bore me…he has a huge international following now……the world has discovered ADAM and we are all part of his Glamily now. Get on board and have the time of your life, or just sit and stew in your negativity….. life is just too damn short and I don’t have time for you!!!!! Be part of the celebration or get the hell out of the way!!!!

    LMAO, just wow. LMAO.

    hahahaha Glamily.

  • BornToBeWildAFL

    The biggest question is what happened to Kris “moment”. Adams “moment”
    was talked about for a whole week to the point where some in the media campaigned for Adam to replace Simon. He was that good. Him not being there has still manage to get him talked about.

  • tiger92

    What thunder? That song is a snoozefest. Kris could have had a moment but completey missed an opportunity IMO.

    The biggest question is what happened to Kris “moment”?

    I agree. I think Carrie had “the moment” as far as performers go. I think her song is up to #22 on iTunes! Great Job Carrie!

  • mr

    I’ll try this again- in case my comment was waiting moderation accidently:

    I don’t have a lot to say about this latest piece of “drama”, except to quote one of my favourite poets:

    “Sick of certain journalists and jealous people in the industry trying to stir up bullshit drama. Must not be getting laid. GET A LIFE! HAHA”

    You tell’em baby! Hahahah

    We should all be getting laid some more, and I guarauntee life will look brighter :-)

  • BestAI

    . However, when it was his turn to pay tribute to one of the people who gave him his opportunity he was too busy to take a few hours out of his busy schedule

    Simon Cowell didn’t bring this show to the US. I’m sure Adam had other opportunities to say a few nice words to Simon. He may have even texted him. He didn’t have to do this on national TV to show.

  • Laury

    Glamdramma won’t end right? Glamfanwarring either.
    Yesterday wasn’t about Adam,other runner up weren’t there either, but Adam is the “ungratefull” “DIVA” “full of himself” because he made other plans and on top of that he was sick.
    It won’t end right? Thanks Mj for separate this **** from the idol finale thread.

  • BestAI

    OK, I have to get on that bandwagon too. Where did the “cow” term get started? So, all of Adam fans are fat, but all the other idols have slim fans? Is it just another way to get at Adam? It’s not enough to disparage him, but his fans need it too?

  • tiger92

    These other idols weren’t there last night:

    Clay, Daughtry, Cook, Danny, Scott, Kat, JHud, Mandissa, Doolittle to name a few.

    Where is there popeater article? This is humorous! I guess Adam is the only one people care about. LOL
    Oh well, more press!

  • Kaykohl

    ETA: Don’t bother to answer the last question. I can guess why.

    Adam is the only one that tweeted about why he wasn’t there. I haven’t seen anything printed about the others except David being at a charity event.

  • BornToBeWildAFL

    OK, I have to get on that bandwagon too. Where did the “cow” term get started? So, all of Adam fans are fat, but all the other idols have slim fans? Is it just another way to get at Adam? It’s not enough to disparage him, but his fans need it too?

    Yeah, that’s how it’s spin, meanwhile Adam has the most diverse fan base and more of the tween and teens. Check you tube they make their presence known.

  • Kaykohl

    Simon Cowell didn’t bring this show to the US. I’m sure Adam had other opportunities to say a few nice words to Simon. He may have even texted him. He didn’t have to do this on national TV to show.

    I didn’t say Simon Cowell, I wrote Simons – plural

  • aislinn

    Adam is the only one that tweeted about why he wasn’t there. I haven’t seen anything printed about the others except David being at a charity event.

    Adam was the only one who was defamed in an internet article, so if he wanted to let people know what a pack of lies it was, more power to him.

  • BestAI

    Yeah, that’s how it’s spin, meanwhile Adam has the most diverse fan base and more of the tween and teens. Check you tube they make their presence known.

    Yes, I saw evidence of that when I stood in line to get tickets for one of his shows. All ages — yes many young women. Young men too, some older. Matter of fact, didn’t see any fat ones. haha

  • Shorty

    dhuhken, as always you are the voice of reason. I’m basically a lurker. Have been for many years. The one thing I’ve learned is that the voice of reason is always ignored – ALWAYS. I love this one stop shop for Idol news, but can not for the life of me understand why sanity is discouraged and insanity is encouraged. Perhaps some day MJ will shed some light on that.

  • BeckyMD

    I’m surprised this thread hasn’t been turned into picture spam of last seasons finale or flailing of the international tour or the upcoming music video. Mj does train her posters well :)

  • Studio57

    Best AI- sparkle cows came from VFTW.

  • aislinn

    Perhaps some day MJ will shed some light on that.

    I have no idea why you’re calling out MJ on this one. She has repeatedly tried to get people to adhere to the rules posted for this site, and does a great job of clamping down when people get out of line, up to and including banning people from posting and removing offending comments. She stated in this thread that she wasn’t going to do so here – can’t say I blame her, when she can be focusing her time on all of the news that is bound to be out and about today related to the finale, and the fact that this is just more of the same tiresome adam bashing/adam defense that’s been going on ever since season 8.

  • tiger92

    Tell us what really bothers you. The truth is not high enough on i-tunes?

    It’s not that big of a deal that he wasn’t there.

    It seems to me that for certain part of idol fans it is. REALLY is.

    Yep. I thought they would be happy he wasn’t there. That’s all I read last week- “It wasn’t Adam’s moment”. Adam’s non-appearance gets more attention and press than another idol’s performance.

  • revcat

    BestAI:
    05/27/2010 at 10:45 am
    OK, I have to get on that bandwagon too. Where did the “cow” term get started? So, all of Adam fans are fat, but all the other idols have slim fans? Is it just another way to get at Adam? It’s not enough to disparage him, but his fans need it too?

    That’s pretty funny. Remember when you were a kid and went to an amusement park and they had something rigged up and if you weren’t taller than the bar or whatever it was you couldn’t go on the ride?

    Same thing with all non-Adam concerts:
    They have a real skinny doorway and if you are too fat to get through you can’t attend. Seriously! Expect to read it on PopEater soon because, you know, their stories are all fact checked.

  • madeformusic

    Well, I did not think that Adam should have come to finale if he had something more important to do or was sick. And IMO he can defend himself but what was not wise was the tone of his tweet. It came off arrogant and cocky and it is not good thing if you try to say that you’re not a diva.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    love this one stop shop for Idol news, but can not for the life of me understand why sanity is discouraged and insanity is encouraged. Perhaps some day MJ will shed some light on that.

    So what would you suggest I do? Keep people from criticizing Idols in any way shape or form? There are folks in this very thread who would hate that…because they’ll defend and bitch when their fav is criticized but think nothing of dissing a rival Idol–and not even see that as a contradiction.

  • madeformusic

    It’s cool to think he was wronged but you know what? If someone thinks he was being a diva that is their opinion and they don’t deserve to get slaughtered for it. Yes, sometimes people post things just to get a rise out of people, but it is consistent that disagreeing with anything Adam does gets you attacked or an instant knee jerk “Oh yeah? Well KRIS…” I am certainly no fonder of fans of anyone who post mean shit out of meanness.

    ITA

  • BestAI

    sparkle cows came from VFTW.

    That would make sense. They were huge supporters of Kris, and predicted he would be more successful than Adam. When that didn’t happen, they must have power boosted their Adam hate campaign.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Gah. I need to stay out of this thread today like I promised. Just reading it gives me heartburn.

  • dhunken

    I didn’t say Simon Cowell, I wrote Simons – plural

    And that brings up another point. I am sure if Simon Fuller wanted Adam there Adam would have been there period. I am sure that Adam not attending was ok with Simon Fuller as he is Adam’s manager and who is pretty much getting Adam his tour and The world wide gigs. Simon Fuller may have told Adam to rest and not go that his responsibilities to his tour is more important. Look if Adam went and some how hurt his voice and was then having to cancel the start of his tour that would be more upsetting to Fuller then Adam not going to the finale. So What ever we think the person who this truly matters to is ok with Adam not being in the audience or being there at all. Fulller has an investment in both Adam and American Idol. Remember its not like Adam is represented by a unrelated Record label from American Idol same with Cook and With Daughtry They are all under the umbrella of the Idol machine. If 19 or Fuller wanted any of them there believe me all other gigs would have been canceled in favor of their appearances of the show. Obviously, their prior commitments or tour preparations were considered a priority over them attending Idol finale.

  • Oksana2000

    Off the topic. FYE – the album jumped from 72 to 61 on Billboard.
    Please, refresh my memory, what caused this jump?
    I going thru comments and finding this whole story hysterically funny…:))
    Believe me , except for invested fans, nobody noticed Adam NOT being at the finales.

  • bridgette12

    . Adam’s non-appearance gets more attention and press than another idol’s performance.

    I was expecting to see some media about Adam not being there, I just wasn’t expecting it to be a headline making thing. I figured that there would be at least a couple great performances on the show and that would share the spotlight with news of the new Idol winner. But amazingly there wasn’t. Christina was good vocally, but her song wasn’t good. Janet, I don’t even know why they gave her two songs. Kris did his thing, but that song just was clicking on all cylinders. Season 9 Idols the worst singing, most uncoordinated group I have ever seen. How do these people intend to pull off a tour?

    Overall I was disappointed how slow and bland the show appeared to be. I mean with the number of hit albums and singles this show’s contestants have produced, to give more attention and time to non-Idol singers, was kind of shocking. I think the audience wanted to be up on their feet, dancing and having fun, but the show never gave them anything to really cheer about. You got Kelly Clarkson there, why not let her sing. I just don’t understand how this show was put together.

  • Oksana2000

    “Sparkle cow” term was invented at VFTW and is heavily used by Top Idol posters. So now if anybody is using that derogatory expression now you know where they are coming from.

  • http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/ CindyM

    Oksana2000:
    05/27/2010 at 11:29 am
    Off the topic. FYE – the album jumped from 72 to 61 on Billboard.
    Please, refresh my memory, what caused this jump?
    I going thru comments and finding this whole story hysterically funny…:))
    Believe me , except for invested fans, nobody noticed Adam NOT being at the finales.

    It jumped in ranking, but not in sales. Adam’s sales have pretty much stabilized and he had a 0% change last week. Alot of artists had -10% or more range.

    I’m sure that Adam privately texted his support to Simon. It doesn’t have to be for everyone to see for it to have happened. At least that’s what I read all the time.

  • Oksana2000

    CindyM, thanks for explanation.:) Do you know what is ranking based on?

  • TerBear14

    “Adam is the only one that tweeted about why he wasn’t there. I haven’t seen anything printed about the others except David being at a charity event.”

    Actually both Gokey and Cook tweeted their regrets and explained their absence. No word from anyone else tho.

    I kinda wish that Adam’s management and Adam would get their story straight tho as to whether he was asked or not.

    I guess what bothered me about the finale was not that Adam was not there but the fact that we thought he had not been asked to be there. That just annoyed the heck out of me. But I understand that Adam is busy and had been sick so he shouldn’t have been there. Most of the show was a waste of time for me anyway but it is over and it is time to move on, prepare for the tour, and shop for something glittery to wear. And try to figure out how to avoid spoilers before I get to see the concert at the end of June.

  • http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/ CindyM

    Oksana2000:
    05/27/2010 at 11:40 am
    CindyM, thanks for explanation.:) Do you know what is ranking based on?

    Billboard 200 is based strictly on Album sales. So, FYE was the 61st highest selling album last week.

  • Bowie1

    It’s been a year since the finale for S8 and the media and blog talk is still about Adam!! I love all the free publicity for Adam. And I’m glad Adam took control of the situation in his tweets by calling out the BS! I love how you always know where you stand with AFL!!!!

    Now it’s time to move on to what’s going to be one exciting and fun Adam Lambert Glam Nation Tour now…. and an Adam Lambert International Tour down the road!

    What a fun roller coster ride we are on!!

  • Judee

    Judee, that was a general comment – it was not directed at you personally. I have never seen the level of nasty, aggressive attacks on anyone who dares question their Idol than some of the stuff that comes from Adam’s fans.

    Fair enough.

    Well I believe Judee is an Adam supporter just not a BSC OTT supporter.

    I am actually :) . I just have my boundaries, so i call it obsessed in a good way. I don’t think i’ve ever said something nasty or hateful about Adam (my negative comments towards him are very constructive i think ;) ), but i did about some of his fans. I hate when they tweet him sh*t, when they insult his friends or family, when they project their needs onto him, fanfictions or the stupid shipping. I just want him to do well, to continue to make music and be successful at it, because that’s what he wants. I just really want other people to behave towards him like to any other artist (i don’t demand personal time with JT or Lady GAGA or Kesha and i LOVE their music too).
    But i wouldn’t call myself not OTT, cause clearly i’m HERE (hello!) and i do care when his ‘fans’ attack him and are acting crazy and it bothers me, so… Also i take jabs at some OTT fans from other camps very deliberately :) (because it’s so easy).
    Also i clearly care when there’s so much hate thrown at Adam, because i’m not mean to other contestants even to those i don’t like. I say they suck and that they can’t sing, but i’ve never insulted anyone personally and i would never even think about commenting on their friends or family members (unless in a very positive way).
    I might not be nice to the posters, but i’m always respectful when commenting on other idols – and in 99% cases i critique their music or performances (clothes and hair-cuts included) ;)

  • lriverotter

    So we’re carrying on about Adam’s absence on finale night since that was possibly disrespectful of Simon’s sendoff, etc.? Maybe this whole hullabaloo is disrespectful to the contestants who are supposed to be the big deal here? Wanna throw Simon a big going away bash – go right ahead (and by the way, maybe you could include Paula as an aside for fairness sake) – but invitations generally come with an RSVP. And sometimes the RSVP is “no thanks – can’t make it this time around but wishing you all the best.” So when someone can’t make it to your party, do you villify them or just catch up with them another time?

    Hey MJ – smart move to leave this thread here to contain all the nonsense. Need any help carting it out to the curb once it’s full? Thanks for all the fine work you do here in general.

  • MayMirabella

    I had always figured he would not be there as he is in rehearsals for a concert tour that is adding dates everyday and it is nearly sold out. His first concert date is in Wilkes Barre PA( way across the country )in just 8 days. And then he is booked solid through the summer. I just figured he would be busy with these full on rehearsals which can be exhausting plus resting his voice as much as possible for the Tour.
    Those who paid money to see him on tour are more important to him than an Idol Finale appearance and I am sure more important to 19 management and Simon Fuller. I like when artists think of their fans at their concerts above all else. And it is not like he is dissing Idol as remember he was a mentor this season and appeared on the show extensively that week..2 night in the audience not to mention time spent with each contestant.

    It is much better for Adam not to be using his voice for a small group number and save it so he does not have to cancel a tour appearance and disappoint his fans who often paid a lot of money for good seats.

  • tiger92

    Judee:
    05/27/2010 at 11:54 am

    I don’t think i’ve ever said something nasty or hateful about Adam (my negative comments towards him are very constructive i think ), but i did about some of his fans

    Referring to Adam as “Adumb” and his fans as “cows” is probably why some might find some of your comments on the degrading side. Most people don’t find those terms funny.

  • JazzRocks

    Keeping it positive – I love the guy!

  • MayMirabella

    It might have been noticeable to the overall public if Adam had won and he was not on stage. As mostly, I have read where Idol fans were wondering where David Cook was. As each of the winners had a small part to sing in the song. Adam would have been with the huge group all in white. And the camera did not pan across that group at all.It was just a wide shot and a few quick sweeps of the camera.
    The only idols getting closeups were the winnners.

    So Adam not being there was not that noticeable actually and I am a big Adam fan who is going to his concert and not to the Idol tour concert and not to another Idol contestant;s concerts. But I never was surprised he was not there as he is in full rehearsal mode for the summer and the fall tour and incredibly busy.

  • Tess

    Adam not being at the AI finale is no big deal to most everyone but the blogs and so-called online media that are searching for hits. The site that started the erroneous information was doing nothing but trolling for hits and other sites with the same agenda did the same.

    It isn’t Adam’s fault that he is “googled” by tons of people and they search for every tidbit of information. Advertisers compensate blog sites by the amount of traffic…so sure it is to a site’s advantage to mention Adam whether positive or negative.

  • mr

    I don’t think i’ve ever said something nasty or hateful about Adam

    Adumb?

    But it’s ok judee, I understand what you’re saying.

    ETA: lol i see peeps have beat me to it… :-D

    On a slightly different note- but still OT- I think it’s great that Adam’s always down with the latest news, and almost always directly confronts all the rumours about him via twitter- whether to confirm things or to dispell them. Unless he’s being intentionally mysterious and teasy… he really cares about things. Maybe too much sometimes, but really- I can’t hold that against him!

  • Judee

    Referring to Adam as “Adumb” and his fans as “cows”

    I say this with LOVE (the Adumb thing) – i REALLY do! Yeah about the fans i admitted that.

  • lorismile

    So what would you suggest I do? Keep people from criticizing Idols in any way shape or form? There are folks in this very thread who would hate that…because they’ll defend and bitch when their fav is criticized but think nothing of dissing a rival Idol–and not even see that as a contradiction.

    I like being able to not only say I love Adam but to also say I don’t agree with something he did. That’s why I like MJs. I don’t have to be BSC to post here.

  • saga

    Gah. I need to stay out of this thread today like I promised. Just reading it gives me heartburn.

    Good advice! I will stay out of it too!

  • lach1

    My office talk water cooler re: AI finale…there was no mention of Adam or any other former idol contenstant…it seems all the news of Adam, Cook or other former contestants not being there are only in the AI forums.

    Office talkincluded Bret Michaels, Janet Jackson’s outfit & hair, Simon leaving…but the sad part… no one actually mentioned Lee or Crysal. This was supposed to be their moment.

  • revcat

    Still goin’ PopEater must be thrilled with their hits but I really doubt “millions” read the article.

  • http://doeeye.wordpress.com/ doeeye

    I am a “huge” Kris fan (that means I am fat)and I would not like to be called a plaid cow, or really ugly jacket with brown hand-sown piping cow. I would much rather no one was called a cow at all, but I guess out of all of those cow names, I’d rather be a sparkle cow because who doesn’t like sparkles? But alas, Kris won’t consent to the glam (and he totally has the looks for it). So anyways, I forget, what is the derogatory Kris name-slam, Krisbert…poor Kris doesn’t even get a slam name wholly to himself, he has to share it with Lambert’s name. Oh, I am also a Lambert fan, but I tend to -bert more for good ol’ Krissy because Adumb has more than enough vocal people sticking up for him. They are both A+ in my book!

  • Mary102

    lach1:
    05/27/2010 at 12:21 pm
    My office talk water cooler re: AI finale…there was no mention of Adam or any other former idol contenstant…it seems all the news of Adam, Cook or other former contestants not being there are only in the AI forums.

    Eh, well among the idol viewers I’ve talked to this morning (those who bothered to watch, and none of them as hard core as me), one of the first things they noticed/mentioned was Cook and Adam not being there.

    ITA – no real talk of Lee or Crystal – except most of the women I talked to seemed to want Crystal to win. No one really mentioned the other acts either, though. Oh, except that one person thought Carrie had the most memorable performance last night. Catchy song, they said.

  • Hakunamatata

    I don’t have a lot to say about this latest piece of “drama”, except to quote one of my favourite poets:

    “Sick of certain journalists and jealous people in the industry trying to stir up bullshit drama. Must not be getting laid. GET A LIFE! HAHA”

    You tell’em baby! Hahahah

    We should all be getting laid some more, and I guarauntee life will look brighter

    Hehe.. I know right? So much brighter…. :P Adam always hits right on the mark. wise for his age, isn’t it?

    by the way.. who was the winner of AI9?

  • Mary102

    doeeye – A+ avatar :-)

  • Judee

    Are we all really that bored, angry, or insane?

    probably combo of all 3

  • girlygirl

    If Adam’s management and Adam had gotten together to put out a brief statement prior to the show last night that he wouldn’t be attending the AI finale and why not, this wouldn’t have been any sort of story. Unfortunately, we got conflicting reports as to whether he’d be there or not, and if not, conflicting reasons for his absence. That made it a bigger deal than it should have been. But for the most part, it doesn’t appear the media cared — the drama was contained mostly to AI centric websites and twitter. In the actual newspaper recaps I have seen far more about David Cook’s absence than about Adam’s.

  • Planet Fierce

    Could we all just as a group of sensible adults who respect others rights to their opinions and likes and dislikes, make the decision right now to let this thread drop (keeping in mind what the topic is about DRAMA). I’m serious….can we do it? Just leave this thread and look for one or wait for a new one that has value in the discussion. S8’s over, S9’s over, who won won and who we love, we love. We have summer tours to attend, outfits to put together, and as Adam suggested, we all need to get laid, so let’s get to it and leave this mess on a positive note!!!!! Peace out!!!!

  • http://doeeye.wordpress.com/ doeeye

    @Mary102 Thanks, I like it too! They are the sweetest!

    ETA: Just for the record, this was posted b/4 I saw PF’s post.

  • bridgette12

    I don’t see why Adam’s management would have to put out a press release to explain why a runner up couldn’t attend the finale. I thought the show was about crowning the new winner of American Idol. After all, Adam is only a runner up to the crown, and with all of those previous winners there, Adam probably wouldn’t have been missed.

  • Laury

    To me critized Adam saying “he is an ungrateful idol because he wan’t in the finale yesterday” and insult him, is as BSC as saying “he’s the bigger than Queen, Elvis and MJ toguether”
    I’m done with this thread, I promise.

  • rockpaperscissors

    The casual viewers of AI in my office were discussing; Brett, Simon and how Kris sounded better than all of the AI9 contestants and of course Pauler. :)

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    Congrats to Adam for his WWFM single moving up 2 spots in its second week on the Billboard European Hot 100 chart, from 23 to 21. This is a significant chart to me, in that it represents compiled sales of 16 European countries. IMO this shows why Adam WILL be taking the Glam Nation Tour Worldwide…Well done sir! :)

    http://www.billboard.com/#/charts/european-hot-100?begin=21&order=position

  • jericho

    If Adam’s management and Adam had gotten together to put out a brief statement prior to the show last night that he wouldn’t be attending the AI finale and why not, this wouldn’t have been any sort of story.

    Actually if this had happened, the same people who jumped on the “Adamisaselfcentereddouche” bandwagon this morning would been on that same band wagon with first class tickets. Why should Adam explain his PLANNED absence if the S7 winner isn’t being required to do the same with a press release? Cooks absence was far more noticible than Adam’s. Where’s the anger over that?

  • Mary102

    bridgette12:
    05/27/2010 at 12:57 pm
    I don’t see why Adam’s management would have to put out a press release to explain why a runner up couldn’t attend the finale.

    LOL – MTE. It was a non-story to begin with, made into a story because of some really shitty, inaccurate gossip online that painted him in an unfairly bad light. Him and his rep speaking out about it AFTER THE FACT, was the only necessary response.

    Otherwise we’d get the whole “so I guess now Adam needs a press release when he crosses the street too.” Srsly, dude can’t win either way – damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t. “Whataya Want From Me” indeed.

  • Mary102

    Kanadie Bonttell:
    05/27/2010 at 1:05 pm
    Congrats to Adam for his WWFM single moving up 2 spots in its second week on the Billboard European Hot 100 chart, from 23 to 21. This is a significant chart to me, in that it represents compiled sales of 16 European countries. IMO this shows why Adam WILL be taking the Glam Nation Tour Worldwide…Well done sir!

    YAY! So happy about the international success!

  • tierbee

    I just honestly get really, really puzzled why people who want 24/7 Adam and nobody saying a bad word about him come here and don’t just stay at their Planet Fierce.

    Like this:

    There just aren’t enough of you to matter or make a difference…..get out of the way cause you bore me…he has a huge international following now……the world has discovered ADAM and we are all part of his Glamily now. Get on board and have the time of your life, or just sit and stew in your negativity….. life is just too damn short and I don’t have time for you!!!!! Be part of the celebration or get the hell out of the way!!!!

    I am not an Adam fan, I am not part of his Glamily, I have no desire to get on board anything, and you know what? I’m allowed to post here too and don’t have to get out of the way of anything. This is not, and never has been, a fan board.

    Last I checked, this thread was about Adam’s drama – not Gokey’s, not Cook’s, not McPhee’s. There has been plenty of discussion, positive and negative, about Cook. The reason every single thread gets hijacked into an Adam thread is because the same cluster of Adam fans post in every single thread about Adam no matter what the topic is. Does he get a lot of media attention? Sure. Does he generate interest? Sure. Would there be plenty to talk about here about Adam even without the threads getting hijacked? Of course. But the perpetual statement as fact that he overshadows so and so and steals the show and breaks the show and they didn’t want him there because he’d show everyone up, especially when coupled with a “Well, KRIS isn’t selling albums…” knee jerk reply to anyone who dares question the supremacy of the Grand Idol of all Grand Idols is really, really old at this point. Gah, this stuff has run a lot of people off this blog and that is very, very sad because when there’s room for all the fans of all the Idols, this is a cool place. Look, I get that not all the Glamberts are BSC, some of you are great. But some of you are so defensive that you have to post an Adam-counter to every little thing that anyone else posts about their Idol, and it’s nuts. It really is.

  • tierbee

    Why should Adam explain his PLANNED absence if the S7 winner isn’t being required to do the same with a press release? Cooks absence was far more noticible than Adam’s. Where’s the anger over that?

    I think Adam responding to it on Twitter was fine. I think his level of defensiveness was unnecessary. And yes, some people would have still made up their minds that he was a jerk, that’s how it goes. Some people have made up their minds that Cook thinks he’s too cool for school. Oh well. David did apologize via Twitter. Neither of them have to explain themselves. I think there’s a lack of anger over Cook’s absence because it has already been confirmed that he missed Idol because of a preexisting commitment to a charity event. And if you have followed David at all, that’s not surprising that he wouldn’t back out.

    Unless someone talked to Adam, nobody knows for sure why he didn’t come. So I would think conjecture that he’s a diva is just as fair as conjecture that Cook is a diva, or not. And people certainly are allowed to have those opinions, again, without getting slaughtered for it.

  • Judee

    If Adam’s management and Adam had gotten together to put out a brief statement prior to the show last night that he wouldn’t be attending the AI finale and why not, this wouldn’t have been any sort of story.

    ohoh. That would have created some major ‘this diva douche thinks he is soooo improtant’ talk. not a good idea. at all.

  • http://twitter.com/bailey4real Diane

    When it involves Adam, isn’t it ALWAYS about the DRAMA? I’m sure he was miffed because he wasn’t asked to perform. He’s not used to any treatment that’s not of the diva kind.

  • Mary102

    Unless someone talked to Adam, nobody knows for sure why he didn’t come. So I would think conjecture that he’s a diva is just as fair as conjecture that Cook is a diva, or not. And people certainly are allowed to have those opinions, again, without getting slaughtered for it.

    Unless someone TALKED to him? Uh, he tweeted his reasons why he didn’t come – that’s about as good as any kind of explanation he’d give to anyone else, imo (if not more so, since twitter is a public forum that anyone can read).

    So, you can take him for his word, or not. Everybody’s choice. But yeah, his tweets were essentially his side of the story, his word on the matter.

  • tiger92

    girlygirl:
    05/27/2010 at 12:48 pm
    If Adam’s management and Adam had gotten together to put out a brief statement prior to the show last night that he wouldn’t be attending the AI finale and why not, this wouldn’t have been any sort of story

    Why? Cook and his management didn’t put out a statement (he tweeted AFTER the show was over) and he is an AI WINNER! He was obviously missing from the “dressed in black” winner’s circle! It was only a story because it was Adam. He is a media magnet.
    Where are pre-show statements from Clay, Daughtry, Cook, Adam, Danny, Scott, Kat, JHud, Mandissa, Doolittle- to name a few?

  • tiger92

    When it involves Adam, isn’t it ALWAYS about the DRAMA? I’m sure he was miffed because he wasn’t asked to perform. He’s not used to any treatment that’s not of the diva kind

    No, it’s not. Adam tweeted 9 days ago that he wouldn’t be there. His non-appearance made more media news and is getting more comments than last season’s winner’s performance.

    Last night was “Kris’ moment”. It’s just most people didn’t pay attention to it.

    Adam wasn’t even there and managed to steal the spotlight! :)

  • Pixie Baker

    girlygirl:
    05/27/2010 at 12:48 pm

    Unfortunately, we got conflicting reports as to whether he’d be there or not, and if not, conflicting reasons for his absence. That made it a bigger deal than it should have been.

    WE all made this a big deal! Yesterday I was amazed how fast someone began the spin…the speculation…. and it grew huge, fast! I sure wasn’t going to comment but I sure was eager to read it!*sigh*

  • zuper

    It amazes me what people can publicly say in the disguise of journalism. Yes, I understand that popeater isn’t exactly the WSJ but in this age of the internet one links to it and then another links to that and so on, until it becomes fact and to refute it unequivocally appears defensive and suspicious. Adam isn’t the first or last to be the victim of this irresponsible reporting. Writers and or their publications need to be held responsible for what they write.

  • Bowie1

    DRAMA! DRAMA! DRAMA! LOL

    I find this media coverage of Adam, who wasn’t even at the event they’re writing about, absolutely hilarious! Yeah! Adam is definitely a ‘star’ now! It’s all about ‘mention the name of Adam Lambert’ in your article and get ‘hits’.

    Love him or hate him….there is definitely a fascination with AFL!! I happen to love him…his lack of ‘filter’ gives me pause sometimes….but I embrace his what you see is what you get honesty.

    I do have to thank AI for introducing me to Adam and his incredible talent and charisma. But I have moved on to the Glam Nation Tour now and to being thoroughly ENTERTAINED!!

  • mr

    Yes, but tierbee, you have to admit that the fact that this non-issue is actually a thread in itself is absurd.
    Not dissing mj- on the contrary- I understand she had to because peeps were hijacking other threads. But see? That’s what I don’t get. Nobody should have even cared about this. But the fact that it so “newsworthy” is fuck-upped IMO.
    His fans get defensive because he and they are always being mocked, and not in a “friendly” way.

    Oh- and I’ve never “slaughtered” anyone.

    Not even the ones who personally stab Adam by calling him fat, pudgy-faced, crater faced, ridiculous and posing, or his fans by calling them Sparkle Cows and other derrogatory terms.

    But I seriously think those are the people who should get themselves checked- not people who defend their favourite and/or themselves.

    JMO of course.

  • bridgette12

    Judee:
    05/27/2010 at 1:28 pm
    If Adam’s management and Adam had gotten together to put out a brief statement prior to the show last night that he wouldn’t be attending the AI finale and why not, this wouldn’t have been any sort of story.

    ohoh. That would have created some major ‘this diva douche thinks he is soooo improtant’ talk. not a good idea. at all.

    That’s what I was thinking, people would be saying, “who do he think he is, he’s only the runner up” why would he feel the need to put out a press release.

  • theluli713

    Why does everyone only talk about Adam Lambert? If he Was Invited or not, whether he agreed or not, whether it’s diva, if not …. The truth is one and not worth discussing: Adam will always be remembered in all the finals of American Idol. Like it or not, Adam was the best participant so far. Was the most creative in their performances, the most charismatic, the most unforgettable. Who received a standing ovation from Simon Cowell? Who the following year returned as a mentor? Who sang with KISS? Sorry people, but until the last day of existence of the program, Adam Lambert will be remembered. (Jealousy kills !!!!)

  • http://twitter.com/bailey4real Diane

    Adam wasn’t even there and managed to steal the spotlight!

    Nope. Not everyone wears glitter glasses.

  • oladyrocklover

    Well count me as someone who is totally happy that Adam wasn’t at the finale. It really made it a lot more enjoyable for me. And,certainly, if he is already having vocal issues before his tour even starts it is better that he take care of himself. Feel better Adam.

  • limi

    So how is that oil spill doing in the Gulf?
    What’s going on between North and South Korea?
    Who is that new Supreme Court nominee?

    Or anything else that REALLY matters, let’s not keep beating a dead horse to death. I love Adam as much as the next fan and I really like Kris and David Cook too. They are all great people, the end! Sure like that’s going to happen lol!!!

  • owanbe

    Last I checked, this thread was about Adam’s drama – not Gokey’s, not Cook’s, not McPhee’s. There has been plenty of discussion, positive and negative, about Cook. The reason every single thread gets hijacked into an Adam thread is because the same cluster of Adam fans post in every single thread about Adam no matter what the topic is. Does he get a lot of media attention? Sure. Does he generate interest? Sure. Would there be plenty to talk about here about Adam even without the threads getting hijacked? Of course. But the perpetual statement as fact that he overshadows so and so and steals the show and breaks the show and they didn’t want him there because he’d show everyone up, especially when coupled with a “Well, KRIS isn’t selling albums…” knee jerk reply to anyone who dares question the supremacy of the Grand Idol of all Grand Idols is really, really old at this point. Gah, this stuff has run a lot of people off this blog and that is very, very sad because when there’s room for all the fans of all the Idols, this is a cool place. Look, I get that not all the Glamberts are BSC, some of you are great. But some of you are so defensive that you have to post an Adam-counter to every little thing that anyone else posts about their Idol, and it’s nuts. It really is.

    Sorry, but I totally disagree with these reasonings.

    The same folks post on Adam threads and cluster/hijack on the other ones you said, but same can be said about all the other idols. The same set of people post about Cook, Kris, Danny et al. That is why it is easy to identify who is a fan of who. Why is the emphasis of the same people put on Adam alone?.

    Also, it is not possible for the whole world to post on Adam threads. Even carrying out scientific research, A SAMPLE OF THE POPULATION is the rule. No scientist goes round the world testing all persons, yet their findings are major on which the world growth and discoveries are practically built.

    The fact remains you have a good idea of what the majority decides based on the sample used. It is the same rule that is behind having a house of senate/representatives etc.

    As to this blog not being an Adam’s fan blog, well if you have a right to air your opinions here about Adam, so do his fans and I have a RIGHT also to our opinions. It it obvious I cannot lord my opinions over yours and I don’t think yours should be the law here also.

  • dhunken

    Unless someone talked to Adam, nobody knows for sure why he didn’t come. So I would think conjecture that he’s a diva is just as fair as conjecture that Cook is a diva, or not. And people certainly are allowed to have those opinions, again, without getting slaughtered for it.

    The difference is the article did not just say Adam was a Diva he made a few false accusations that were total fabrications, outright lies, that is more then stating an opinion that is trying to create proof when none exist. I for one would like it if someone is going to make negative disparaging remark about someone and their behavior have actual proof. Not I heard a person who knows a person…..Every person interviewed who has worked with Adam has said he is wonderful to work with is kind and generous and is far from being a DIVA. Not one of the false remarks has anyone who is willing to go on record to say the opposite. NONE. Now if the PopEater gentleman said I don’t have proof but to me Adam comes across as a Diva I would be less bothered as it is an opinion but to make up crap to have others believe it is true is bull and the person should be brought to task for it. IMHO. I am sure if you don’t like Adam who cares. Like I really would not defend Beiber but I don’t think he is the anti Christ and wouldn’t jump on any bandwagon to say he is. I don’t however think he is a great singer. Notice the difference.

  • lucy

    It amazes me what people can publicly say in the disguise of journalism. Yes, I understand that popeater isn’t exactly the WSJ but in this age of the internet one links to it and then another links to that and so on, until it becomes fact and to refute it unequivocally appears defensive and suspicious. Adam isn’t the first or last to be the victim of this irresponsible reporting. Writers and or their publications need to be held responsible for what they write.

    Well, if nobody is willing to pay for actual journalism any more — after all, we can link to it all on the Internet, right? — why (and how?) are writers and their publications actually going to check anything? Where will they get the money to pay wages, which, you know, if people are actually *working,* i.e., checking out stories carefully and such, most people actually expect? Because they have, you know, rent, mortgages, grocery bills to pay, and such …

    Once all information is supposed to be “free,” as we in the Internet age apparently think it is, I’d say that we’ve pretty much given up our right to ask that it also be professionally and responsibly produced. If it’s free, then it seems to me that anything goes.

    If we didn’t pay doctors, or lawyers, or teachers, or grocery-store managers, how good a job would we expect them to do? Think a pharmacist whose drugs people expected to get for free would care very much about whether she was taking the pills from the right bottle and double-check her work to make sure she was doing it correctly? And think of the great defense you’re likely to get from an unpaid lawyer (unless, of course, she’s doing her one pro bono case at the firm where, on other cases, they’re raking in $500 an hour.) Once information on the Internet is “free,” there’s no place for publications and writers to get their $500 an hour. Or $50. Or $5, even.

    Plus, those who write outrageous crap apparently get more hits. So when everything’s paid for by advertising — Well, the irresponsible will get rich. While the responsible can’t even make a dime.

    Free information is kind of like free music, I think. Somebody, somewhere is paying for it. In this case, I guess it’s those who get slimed by gossip web sites.

  • Studio57

    tierbee- when i first came to this board last year I thought the same thing about Cook fans highjacking every thread, so i can see where you would think Adam’s fans do that. I used to just scroll on past. I like when MJ opens an Adam thread because most of his fans tend to stay there- we are aware bringing him up in headlines is not cool( ETA: when the subject is not about him) – some just haven’t gotten the memo, and sometimes we just forget when his name is brought up, but usually MJ will step in and redirect the thread.

    But I don’t think it is wrong to respond to negative posts about him, especially when it is a subject like today- a bogus article with no basis in fact starting rampant rumors. It’s just human nature to defend that.

  • http://twitter.com/bailey4real Diane
    …Was the most creative in their performances, the most charismatic, the most unforgettable. Who received a standing ovation from Simon Cowell? Who the following year returned as a mentor? Who sang with KISS? Sorry people, but until the last day of existence of the program, Adam Lambert will be remembered. (Jealousy kills !!!!)

    I totally disagree. Creative? If so, he can thank Ricky Minor. Charismatic? Yeah, I’ll give him that. Unforgettable. LOL, for sure! Remembered? Most likely he will always be remembered for his AMA performance which is kinda sad because I really thought he would have a great career.

  • Studio57

    oladyrocklover:
    05/27/2010 at 1:46 pm
    Well count me as someone who is totally happy that Adam wasn’t at the finale. It really made it a lot more enjoyable for me. And,certainly, if he is already having vocal issues before his tour even starts it is better that he take care of himself. Feel better Adam

    Thanks for your concern :)

    To Diane- I pretty much think the AMA’s are slowly being forgotten by the press. I am sure there are a few people that want to hold onto it, but especially with this horrible season, people are remembering again why Adam was so special in the first place. His voice. ET is going to cover his first performance and dress rehearsal for his tour. I don’t think they would do that if they still thought he was all about the shock.

  • BootStar

    Dude needs to shut the f*ck up; he’ become a parody of himself.

  • TwigLA

    Could it possibly be that it’s actually a certain segment of Adam’s fans commenting on every article out there related to AI that causes various publications and bloggers to mention Adam whenever they write something? Call it a preemptive strike, rather than trying to get hits.

    We’ve seen for weeks just on this blog, all the speculation of his performing on the Finale and how he should get that honor. Building up to the Finale and throughout the competition, every former Idol, no matter where they finished, has been asked questions about the current season just like every past season. There is always speculation and anticipation for who will show up on the red carpet and in the audience and who may be coming back to perform.

    I’m sure there is some truth in all of this somewhere. For what it’s worth, I thought Adam looked ill at the Boston KISS show and got blasted for saying so.

  • zuper

    Well said lucy. We are certainly in a transitional media stage. Print media is diminishing daily while the no rules free media continues to grow. I’m not sure what the answer is. I guess though, false tabloid stories have been around for forever – in print or otherwise. The difference now seems to be the speed at which these stories travel and are seen by more people. At least with the tabloids, if you see it at the grocercy checkout you know it’s more than likely bull. But when things are linked, it’s more difficult to know what’s what. Another problem seems to be (and I don’t think it happened with this popeater story), that journalists at actual reputable publications print things based on internet crap without checking it themselves. It will be interesting to see where media is 20 years from now.

  • owanbe

    we are aware bringing him up in headlines is not cool- some just haven’t gotten the memo,

    Why shouldn’t he be brought up in headlines. You mean the headlines are for all other idols except Adam even when his news are covered in the headlines?

  • Studio57

    The press is starting to pick up the real story now:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/americanidol/2010/05/27/2010-05-27_david_cook_and_adam_lambert_not_on_american_idol_finale_stirring_up_false_contro.html

    http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2010/05/27/adam-lambert-missed-%E2%80%98idol%E2%80%99-because-of-laryngitis/

    I would add all the news articles about it, but there are way too many. If you google Adam Lambert news, you will see. So much for the mainstream press not caring ;)

    owambe- I meant when people bring up Adam when the subject is not about him, like a Kris Allen article.

  • bridgette12

    BootStar:
    05/27/2010 at 2:02 pm
    Dude needs to shut the f*ck up; he’ become a parody of himself.

    I am afraid to ask, but how does one parody himself.

  • dhunken

    I totally disagree. Creative? If so, he can thank Ricky Minor. Charismatic? Yeah, I’ll give him that. Unforgettable. LOL, for sure! Remembered? Most likely he will always be remembered for his AMA performance which is kinda sad because I really thought he would have a great career.

    Well the end of his career is greatly exaggerated. :-) He is doing well but thanks for the concern. I disagree with you. Yeah some like you will remember him for the AMA only but many remember him also as the person who brought a needed jolt into American Idol franchise. As matter a fact hundreds of news articles pretty much say this very sentiment.

  • Q3

    Even without the drama of the Popeater lies — there a quite a numbers of stories that include references to Adam — as or 1:00PM ET today — there were more press mentions of Adam than any past Idol — including Carrie. Thankfully, there are more mentions of Crystal and Lee.

    The big storylines…

    1. America got it wrong again — just like when Adam didn’t win.

    Example from the Miami Herald …
    It might — but with two botched back-to-back Idol winners (Kris Allen over Adam Lambert last year and Lee over Crystal) Idol’s credibility left the building for good.
    Link: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/05/27/1650500/lee-dewyze-wins-american-idol.html

    2. Crystal will do fine because Adam did fine…

    Carlos Diaz, “Extra” reporter: “I’m shocked that she lost. I’m absolutely shocked, because she has one of the best voices that I’ve ever heard. She’s effortless. She was in a whole other league, and I tell you what, all you have to do is look at last year. Adam Lambert finished second, and he’s the bigger star now. It’s come to the point of ‘American Idol’ that winning is not the end all be all. ”

    Adam Bryant, TV Guide senior editor: “I think she was head and shoulders above the rest. … Crystal, whether or not she won, she was the Adam Lambert of the season. She was the judges’ favorite from the beginning.

    3. The comparisons to last year’s final, finale and voting [Kris and Adam]:

    New Your Times: In a change from last year, the producers did not release the total number of votes cast for the two finalists, Mr. DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox, signaling that the competition did not garner as many votes as last year’s face-off between Mr. Allen and Adam Lambert.

    4. And the Idol business stories…

    Business World: “The talent isn’t much worse than before,” says Richard Rushfield, the former Los Angeles Times Idol maven who now blogs about the show for the Daily Beast. “But what you don’t have is a breakout sensation that rises above the pack, the way Adam Lambert did last year, the way David Archuleta and David Cook did the year before, the way Carrie Underwood or Chris Daughtry did. Those people didn’t necessarily win, but they gave their seasons a great story.”

    Plus of course…. where was Adam, and the where were Adam and Cook stories.

    And on top of all that, 19/RCA is working the Glam Nation Tour story.

  • owanbe

    Could it possibly be that it’s actually a certain segment of Adam’s fans commenting on every article
    out there related to AI that causes various publications and bloggers to mention Adam whenever they write something? Call it a preemptive strike, rather than trying to get hits.

    Also probably because the writers are sure the same set of non-fans would be out trolling too?

  • tls62

    Most likely he will always be remembered for his AMA performance which is kinda sad because I really thought he would have a great career.

    Yup…dude’s career is TOTALLY over…no where to go from here but down.

    I’m totally LOL’ing at all of this crap. Good stuff. Glad I stopped in for a glance this afternoon. Really puts life in perspective. :)

    ETA: HAHA!! In my laughing fit I got the quotes all mixed up….lol :)

  • bridgette12

    Diane:
    05/27/2010 at 1:57 pm
    I totally disagree. Creative? If so, he can thank Ricky Minor. Charismatic? Yeah, I’ll give him that. Unforgettable. LOL, for sure! Remembered? Most likely he will always be remembered for his AMA performance which is kinda sad because I really thought he would have a great career.

    Despite the AMA performance, he’s headlining his own tour this summer and doing a international tour, plus still selling albums and singles both in the US and overseas. I think Adam can handle this terrible hand he’s been dealt.

  • BootStar

    I am afraid to ask, but how does one parody himself.

    Oh, I don’t know, maybe by trying to escape the “diva” label while acting like a fucking diva!

    How hard would it have been for him to have had his PR people put out a simple statement wishing Crystal and Lee the best of luck and Simon bon voyage and explaining he was unable to attend because of prior commitments and the need for vocal rest, yadda, yadda, yadda? No, he has to get on Twitter and make a complete ass of himself. How many “international superstars” do that kind of crazy shit?

  • oladyrocklover

    Thanks for your concern :)

    Well I am a Kris fan (as if you couldn’t tell,LOL) so since he has received so much concern from so many of Adam’s fans I just had to give back so to speak. And now that I am sure I will either be put in moderation or banned, I will bid you all adieu!

  • dhunken

    BootStar:
    05/27/2010 at 2:18 pm

    I am afraid to ask, but how does one parody himself.

    Oh, I don’t know, maybe by trying to escape the “diva” label while acting like a fucking diva!

    How hard would it have been for him to have had his PR people put out a simple statement wishing Crystal and Lee the best of luck and Simon bon voyage and explaining he was unable to attend because of prior commitments and the need for vocal rest, yadda, yadda, yadda? No, he has to get on Twitter and make a complete ass of himself. How many “international superstars” do that kind of crazy shit?

    How do you know he didn’t send each a message along those lines. Why is Adam the only one who should have put out a press release. Seems like digging to fit your Diva label for him when everything else published by anyone who has worked with him is totally the opposite. Admire the attempt though. :-)

    ITA I don’t consider his tweets to be diva-ish I consider them to be from a person who worked his butt off all day coming home to utter bull and reacting to it the best he could.

  • owanbe

    I totally disagree. Creative? If so, he can thank Ricky Minor. Charismatic? Yeah, I’ll give him that. Unforgettable. LOL, for sure! Remembered? Most likely he will always be remembered for his AMA performance which is kinda sad because I really thought he would have a great career.

    But that is not really a diss as it takes intellect to be able to utilize to its fullest potential the resources at your disposal. Some people were exposed to the same opportunity under the same circumstances and yet it never clicked to them it was an opportunity to be annexed (sp).

    This is why some people are leaders while others are followers in the same exact setting. just the brain comprehension level is different.

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    I don’t get the diva thing at all…not many others have done more press and appearances than Adam all over the world in the past year and a half, and I personally can’t remember anyone having anything but nice things to say about his attitude and character. I am sure there are a few out there, but if you look at from a percentage wise standpoint, it has to be pretty insignificant!

  • http://www.gleerpg.com gleeRPG

    #Sick of certain journalists and jealous people in the industry trying to stir up bullshit drama. Must not be getting laid. GET A LIFE! HAHA

    #Im blessed 2 be so busy & thrilled to take my nearly SOLD OUT tour on the road promoting love, diversity, peace, bravery & pride.Oh n’ GLAM

    #:) and thanks for your words of support true fans! Dont worry, i just had to get it off my chest (publically) Im totally over it now.

    Is he for real? Seriously, if I wasn’t already not a fan of Adam’s, I certainly wouldn’t be after reading that.

    I’m “happy” that he’s happy about his NEARLY sold out concerts.

  • bridgette12

    BootStar:
    05/27/2010 at 2:18 pm
    I am afraid to ask, but how does one parody himself.

    Oh, I don’t know, maybe the guy trying to escape the “diva” label while acting like a fucking diva!

    How hard would have been for him to have had his PR people put out a simple statement wishing Crystal and Lee the best of luck and Simon bon voyage and explaining he was unable to attend because of prior commitments and the need for vocal rest, yadda, yadda, yadda? No, he has to get on Twitter and make a complete ass of himself. How many “international superstars” do that kind of crazy shit?

    First it’s a little early to call him a “international Superstar”, but I understand you wanting to acknowledge his ever increasing stardom.

    Second, Adam is only the runner up, wouldn’t you think it was wrong for him to even have the audacity to presume that anyone would want to hear from him, especially say something through a PR person.

    Third, twitter is the devil!

  • Q3

    I totally disagree. Creative? If so, he can thank Ricky Minor. Charismatic? Yeah, I’ll give him that. Unforgettable. LOL, for sure! Remembered? Most likely he will always be remembered for his AMA performance which is kinda sad because I really thought he would have a great career.

    No doubt Adam is not to everyone’s taste but his music was not created by Ricky Minor. Here is what Rickey Minor said in an interview about Adam:

    J.C.: Did Adam Lambert take your advice?

    Rickey: Absolutely! That guy knew the whole deal the second he got here. I give my email to the top twelve once they’re selected, and that guy would send me emails in layers every night to figure out every single angle of a song he was thinking of doing. Different versions, and arrangements; he so got it. He was like a hungry, ever thirsty boy. So we had fun doing tracks for him, and he had a great work ethic. Adam Lambert gave more than he got and was great to work with.

    Link: http://adam-lambert.org/idols-rickey-minor-talks-adam-lambert/

    And if you do not think that Adam is creative, here are a couple examples…

    Sleepwalker [vocal arrangement by Adam]:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ngzERXxoGE

    Whole Lotta Love Acoustic [vocal arrangement by Adam]:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXOqy9L1keI&feature=related

    Finally, I am an Adam fan so I have a different perspective about success — his album sales are over 800K worldwide, WWFM has now charted in over 20 countries and was #1 in 6 countries, his North American tour has sold out 30 out of 40 dates. 3 are on presale and presale is sold out. 18 have not gone on sale yet. He’s headlining the Glam Nation Tour in Europe, Asia and Australia in the Fall.

    And he shattered the gay artist barrier on US Radio.

    Sound pretty good to me.

    PS FYE album just debuted on Swiss Album chart at #34.

  • rockpaperscissors

    Oh, I don’t know, maybe by trying to escape the “diva” label while acting like a fucking diva!

    How hard would it have been for him to have had his PR people put out a simple statement wishing Crystal and Lee the best of luck and Simon bon voyage and explaining he was unable to attend because of prior commitments and the need for vocal rest, yadda, yadda, yadda? No, he has to get on Twitter and make a complete ass of himself. How many “international superstars” do that kind of crazy shit?

    Because it has to be ALL about Adam dontcha know. Attention. Whore.

  • rockpaperscissors

    And he shattered the gay artist barrier on US Radio.

    What? LOL
    Are you saying before Adam, US radio never played gay artists?

  • Destry

    How hard would have been for him to have had his PR people put out a simple statement wishing Crystal and Lee the best of luck and Simon bon voyage and explaining he was unable to attend because of prior commitments and the need for vocal rest, yadda, yadda, yadda?

    LOL! Dude, that’s like EXACTLY what he said in his first tweet. This is the most hilarious thread evah!

  • jericho

    Oh, I don’t know, maybe by trying to escape the “diva” label while acting like a fucking diva!

    How hard would it have been for him to have had his PR people put out a simple statement wishing Crystal and Lee the best of luck and Simon bon voyage and explaining he was unable to attend because of prior commitments and the need for vocal rest, yadda, yadda, yadda? No, he has to get on Twitter and make a complete ass of himself. How many “international superstars” do that kind of crazy shit?

    LOL! Apparently even non-fans of Adam think he’s THAT important that he has to send out press releases advising everyone of his every move. I know it’s hard for some people to imagine but it is possible to communicate with other people personally via email, text, phone call, mail, in-person, etc.

  • tls62

    I’m “happy” that he’s happy about his NEARLY sold out concerts.

    I’m “happy” for him too. He’s headlining his own tour which most all venues have sold out in mere minutes of going on sale. Quite an accomplishment for some dude who just dropped an album 6 months ago after coming in 2nd on a TV reality popularity contest.

    No sarcasm in my comment though. :)

  • Constalicious

    I’ve been on the “other coast” this past week sans internet and all things Adam (much to Mother’s joy). I returned last night, with full body hives mind you (withdrawal symptoms? humm…), to watch the painful AI finale–Heh. I digress…anywho, couldn’t WAIT to get back here. Double Heh. I guess RL really has value (oy vey…the reality!) because a week off has cleared brain and allowed fresh perspective. THIS. You peeps keel me. Really. I noticed AL’s absense last night, but couln’t have cared less. Whatevs, carry on…I am, if anyone cares, focusing on seeing him LIVE! In D.C.!!! In a matter of weeks!!! WOOT

  • BestAI

    Most likely he will always be remembered for his AMA performance which is kinda sad because I really thought he would have a great career.

    Hmmm, Adam’s album has been out about six mos. Sold about 650K, more than double Kris’s sales. Is Kris’s career over? Nope. Why would Adam’s?

    Let’s see, Adam’s first solo tour is selling really, really well. His singles/album are also doing well internationally, so they are setting up a world tour after his N. Amer tour.

    All that sure sounds like Adam is going to have a pretty decent career.

  • dhunken

    Is he for real? Seriously, if I wasn’t already not a fan of Adam’s, I certainly wouldn’t be after reading that.

    I’m “happy” that he’s happy about his NEARLY sold out concerts.

    Thanks I Happy too about the Nearly sold out tour that hasn’t even begun yet see Q3 post for details… I am sure if you were a fan you would imediately become a non fan. Only a non fan would say that LOL

    Because it has to be ALL about Adam dontcha know. Attention. Whore

    Sarah Palin is that you! .

  • Oksana2000

    OK, I will be moderated or banned for what I am going to say. But I have to get it out of my chest.
    Rockpaperscissors, I read your posts on TopIdol, where you are boasting that you come to MJ blog to write nasty comments about Adam just to watch “Glamberts” reaction.
    What are you, twelve?

  • Q3

    Diva simply means goddess. But in common usage a diva can be defined as a woman who is self-centered, vain, overly dramatic, and confrontational.

    Using this term for a man means the writer has limited literacy, or wanted to make a homophobic slur would apply the term to a man.

    My read of the Popeater article was that it was intended as a homophobic slur.

    BTW a man is called a divo.

    And if you do refer to Adam as a diva or divo — keep in mind you are putting him in rare company. Because the pop diva list is filled with very impressive woman.

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    Finally, I am an Adam fan so I have a different perspective about success — his album sales are over 800K worldwide, WWFM has now charted in over 20 countries and was #1 in 6 countries, his North American tour has sold out 30 out of 40 dates. 3 are on presale and presale is sold out. 18 have not gone on sale yet. He’s headlining the Glam Nation Tour in Europe, Asia and Australia in the Fall.

    And he shattered the gay artist barrier on US Radio.

    Sound pretty good to me.

    PS FYE album just debuted on Swiss Album chart at #34.

    Q3 have I told you how much I love your posts!!!

    You left off that his FYE album debut this past week on the Germany charts at #16! :)

  • Constalicious

    OMG…its like a train wreck…I can’t look away from this thread! Off to make pop corn…And, I have changed mind–RL is not nearly as entertaining!

    Sarah Palin is that you!

    ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!! HaHaHaHaHaHA!

  • tls62

    This is the most hilarious thread evah!

    Truly snack worthy entertainment….but sadly I must return to work before I get fired. Good laughs this afternoon!! :)

  • BestAI

    I’m “happy” for him too. He’s headlining his own tour which most all venues have sold out in mere minutes of going on sale.

    Yes, good news for Adam, but bad news for fans. We stood in line for tickets so I wouldn’t have to deal with TicketBastard. @10:04, the guy comes out and says tickets are sold out. I ended up buying scalpers’ tickets.

  • mmb

    How hard would it have been for him to have had his PR people put out a simple statement

    there was no need for Adam to put out a press release or statement to the world at large. What he obviously was responding to was the fabricated Popeater story which claimed that he had been booked to appear (impliedly to give a solo performance), and that he had failed to show up at rehearsal, refused to conform his performance to Idol standards and was planning a non-family friendly AMA type performance that he was hiding from the Idol producers and that his absence caused the entire finale show to be thrown into to a tizzy. None of that was true. So he took to Twitter to inform his Twitter followers that the story was bogus. If you don’t follow him on Twitter, you would not have even read what he tweeted. And if you follow him on twitter, you presumably are interested in what he has to say

  • dhunken

    Ok I know MJ pretty much left this thread alone and leaving us to fend for ourselves and I may have posted some post that were borderline but I realized I really like this blog and I really do respect MJ and therefore can not participate in this even if she pretty much is letting it go as a free for all. MJ works hard on this blog and I for one don’t want to be the reason for any gray hair she will most likely get from the chaos. I’m out :mrgreen:

  • Destry

    I love this whole diva douche bastard title.

    Makes me picture Simon Fuller calling and being like, “DUDE! PICK UP NOW!!!! We really need you to sit in the audience or our ratings will drop and Simon and Randy will have to do a lame ass skit about waking up in bed next to each other. (Get it? Next to each other? Funny right? Implies that they had sex, right?)

    Adam: “Can call all you want but there’s no one home, and you’re not gonna reach that telephone… cuz I’m out in the club and i’m sipping that bub and you’re not gonna reach my telephone…” (proceeds to body roll his sexy ass off like a douchey diva beastly biotch whilst cackling evilly)

  • http://twitter.com/bailey4real Diane

    Yeah, it’s a Glamfact that anyone who doesn’t like Adam Lambert is a homophobe. SMH.

  • zuper

    dhunken:
    05/27/2010 at 2:52 pm
    Ok I know MJ pretty much left this thread alone and leaving us to fend for ourselves and I may have posted some post that were borderline but I realized I really like this blog and I really do respect MJ and therefore can not participate in this even if she pretty much is letting it go as a free for all. MJ works hard on this blog and I for one don’t want to be the reason for any gray hair she will most likely get from the chaos. I’m out

    Word. I can’t tell you how many comment boxes I have filled and then deleted before submiting this morning. Right behind you dhunken, hold the door.

  • Chicagolaw

    OMG, LOL! Someone, kill this thread now. It’s beginning to take on a life of its own, lol.

  • Destry

    Yeah, it’s a Glamfact that anyone who doesn’t like Adam Lambert is a homophobe. SMH.

    ????

    Where did this come from?

  • Q3

    You left off that his FYE album debut this past week on the Germany charts at #16!

    FYE album is now charting in over 20 countries — I can no longer keep track and have surrendered.

    WWFM is now charting in even more countries, and is Top 10 on the airplay charts all over the place — Russia, Lathia, Hungry, Bulgaria, Poland and so on — countries where I cannot read the websites and BabbleFish and Google translate do not work.

  • lorismile

    I’m “happy” that he’s happy about his NEARLY sold out concerts.

    Better having nearly sold out concerts than having to reduce the tickets because the tour isn’t selling. (AI S9 tour for $20 anyonw?)

  • lorismile

    FYE album is now charting in over 20 countries — I can no longer keep track and have surrendered.

    Yeahhhhh!!!!!! So excited about his worldwide success!!! I can’t wait for the tour next week! I want to buy great shirts, etc…

  • Q3

    Better having nearly sold out concerts than having to reduce the tickets because the tour isn’t selling. (AI S9 tour for $20 anyonw?)

    And Adam’s tickets are reselling at a very high premium.

    Add let me post this one before someone else does, “all the concerts are sold out because ticket brokers are buying all the tickets”. If this is the case, can someone point me to the long list of tickets for The Warfield? and for 930 Club. Thanks!

  • limi

    Adam is also getting a nice bump in album sales this a.m.!!!!

  • bridgette12

    Chicagolaw:
    05/27/2010 at 3:02 pm
    OMG, LOL! Someone, kill this thread now. It’s beginning to take on a life of its own, lol.

    It’s gotten totally hilarious. It’s hard to both type and hyperventilate from giggling over some of the stuff people are saying.
    I see why MJ has run for the hills on this one. I don’t think the fight between the Hatfields and McCoys got this testy.

  • Q3

    All I know is that the press seems to be moving Adam’s album sales up! ;)

    Seems like he can’t loose right now!

  • TexasWannaHoldEm

    mj, what up girl? I’ve been put in moderation for so much less with the phrase “butt hurt” mentioned with regard to my comment :). Why are you allowing all this BUTT HURT to go on?

  • jersey

    I’m assuming you’re really looking for tickets Q3 so I will point you to Stub Hub. They have about 200 or so tickets available for the Warfield. Most reasonably priced. (I post this purely as a point of fact for someone looking for tickets, not for any other motive).

  • tiger92

    How do you know he didn’t send each a message along those lines. Why is Adam the only one who should have put out a press release. Seems like digging to fit your Diva label for him when everything else published by anyone who has worked with him is totally the opposite. Admire the attempt though.

    Exactly! Maybe Adam likes to do those “private messages of support” just like Kris does.

    Where are the press releases from the others? Where is Cook’s?

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Why are you allowing all this BUTT HURT to go on?

    Because I can’t be bothered today, that’s why. Honestly. so sick of the Season 8 fanwars and the usual suspects that engage in them, I’m tired of modding these threads.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Exactly! Maybe Adam likes to do those “private messages of support” just like Kris does.

    Where are the press releases from the others? Where is Cook’s?

    Are you just going to repeat the same meme over and over again in this thread? We got your point.

    You’ve never met an Idol you couldn’t drag into a fan war, haven’t you…

  • LaurelG

    Where are the press releases from the others? Where is Cook’s?

    Screw the press releases, where are the damn press conferences? :)

  • BornToBeWildAFL

    I am not an Adam fan, I am not part of his Glamily, I have no desire to get on board anything, and you know what? I’m allowed to post here too and don’t have to get out of the way of anything. This is not, and never has been, a fan board.

    Last I checked, this thread was about Adam’s drama – not Gokey’s, not Cook’s, not McPhee’s. There has been plenty of discussion, positive and negative, about Cook. The reason every single thread gets hijacked into an Adam thread is because the same cluster of Adam fans post in every single thread about Adam no matter what the topic is. Does he get a lot of media attention? Sure. Does he generate interest? Sure. Would there be plenty to talk about here about Adam even without the threads getting hijacked? Of course. But the perpetual statement as fact that he overshadows so and so and steals the show and breaks the show and they didn’t want him there because he’d show everyone up, especially when coupled with a “Well, KRIS isn’t selling albums…” knee jerk reply to anyone who dares question the supremacy of the Grand Idol of all Grand Idols is really, really old at this point. Gah, this stuff has run a lot of people off this blog and that is very, very sad because when there’s room for all the fans of all the Idols, this is a cool place. Look, I get that not all the Glamberts are BSC, some of you are great. But some of you are so defensive that you have to post an Adam-counter to every little thing that anyone else posts about their Idol, and it’s nuts. It really is.

    This all sounds lovely, but as you, yourself say your not an Adam fan but would like to post about him, what would you like to talk about? I am all ears. Obviously there are a lot of Adams fans here basking in his success, would you like to join in the fun. All I read his how OTT BSC crazy Adams fan are but really nothing else to add to the conversation.

  • tiger92

    TwigLA:
    05/27/2010 at 2:04 pm
    For what it’s worth, I thought Adam looked ill at the Boston KISS show and got blasted for saying so.

    Well, since Adam said he got some sort of bug on the airplane ON THE WAY BACK HOME from Boston, you were wrong.

  • idolprocrastinator

    GlambertWorld is seriously entertaining. I can’t stop coming back to this conversation.

    Is it just me or do Idol internet fans tend to resemble their Idol’s personality? Cook fans tend to be logically minded (word nerds) and somewhat philosophical. Archie fans are excitable and mostly happy-go-lucky. Kris fans are generally low key but snarky, and Adam fans are dramatic (not always in a bad way) and supremely self-assured. Don’t mean to generalize everybody but this is just my observation after a year and a half.

    Again someone needs to write a dissertation on this.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Again someone needs to write a dissertation on this.

    Idol fandom? There’s a dissertation waiting to be written. There’s got to be a psych major somewhere working on it.

  • uglyduck

    Finally, I am an Adam fan so I have a different perspective about success — his album sales are over 800K worldwide, WWFM has now charted in over 20 countries and was #1 in 6 countries, his North American tour has sold out 30 out of 40 dates. 3 are on presale and presale is sold out. 18 have not gone on sale yet. He’s headlining the Glam Nation Tour in Europe, Asia and Australia in the Fall.

    Q3 is this true??? Woow!! I love that man! Is he really coming to Asia?
    And I have mad respect for you MJ, really :)

  • tiger92

    You’ve never met an Idol you couldn’t drag into a fan war, haven’t you…

    I don’t dislike Cook at all. I am a fan. The point is- why are things expected of Adam that are not expected of any other idol?

    If it was alright for Cook to miss last night, it was okay for Adam. If it was okay for Cook to not send public support to Simon, Ricky, etc.- then the same should go for Adam.

    If a pre-show press release was not expected from Cook, Daughtry, Jhud, Kat or Danny- why was one expected from Adam?

  • idolprocrastinator

    Idol fandom? There’s a dissertation waiting to be written. There’s got to be a psych major somewhere working on it.

    I would volunteer but I don’t think my history department would approve it:) Thanks MJ, love your site. Your site single handily relieves my graduate student stress.

  • rockpaperscissors

    OK, I will be moderated or banned for what I am going to say. But I have to get it out of my chest.
    Rockpaperscissors, I read your posts on TopIdol, where you are boasting that you come to MJ blog to write nasty comments about Adam just to watch “Glamberts” reaction.
    What are you, twelve?

    12 and half actually – and thanks for misquoting me :)
    If you read it all correctly you would have seen that many posters and former posters from here were sick and tired of the ALL ADAM ALL the time and how every freaking thread turns into an Adam thread. You would have read how we were sick of all the baiting that happens and how many of the Kris fans have been banned because of this. How we are sick to death of the fecking stats, charts and MEME(s) that get posted over and over and over again. You would have read how it is sad that MJ has to deal with day in and day out and how such a great site has been turned into Planet Fierce 2.0 by the over zealous Glamberts.
    You would have also read how sick we are of hearing that Kris should never have won, will never be as good as Adam, will never sell albums, will always be in Adam’s shadow, that he is dull, boring, a crappy singer that your best friend, husband and work mates all hate too!!!

    So we talk at Top Idol about this as I’m sure you bitch and complain about it some where else as well.
    Did I start posting here to bait and cause trouble, no. I came here because too many Kris fans have left or have been banned.
    So there you go – I am sick of the same fecking Adam fans saying the same fecking thing in every fecking thread.

  • Planet Fierce

    It has been my experience that if you don’t mean to generalize then don’t and you can’t go wrong! That is a supremely smart decision.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    How has this turned into such a big drama?
    Because it’s AFL…

    Wow,long thread :)

    OK,as usual ITA with BB,BUT (and I know this is sacrilegious) I think by sending out so many tweets he got to the point of ranting and he sounded kinda petty about it all.Although ITA with his response I think he got too defensive and 2 or 3 tweets would have been better.

  • idolprocrastinator

    It has been my experience that if you don’t mean to generalize then don’t and you can’t go wrong! That is a supremely smart decision.

    You’re right! I meant to generalize. After all, I am a philosophical and snarky Idol fan :)

  • Constalicious

    Did I start posting here to bait and cause trouble, no. I came here because too many Kris fans have left or have been banned.

    OMG! I’ve moved from the popcorn to the cabernet! Someone correct me, but isn’t this an Adam thread? Drama indeed. RL is so over-rated. As was this season on AI. Now–this thread allows for the tension, passion, competition and gerenal BS that makes a GREAT reality show…AI should take heed. However, its really NOT that deep (TM Adam), which truely makes it so much more enjoyable. And, to have the owner of the site post she is over it and too fatigued to even moderate–well, BRILLIANT!!! Says it all….whoo wants a glass of wine?

    Luv–I’ve been AWOL–did u get Adam tickets?!

  • Diana

    Wow, I’m an Adam fan but ever since the AMA’s he’s seemed really tone deaf on the public relations front.

    There is a such a thing as too much information and too much exposure.

    He doesn’t need to tweet every thought that comes into his head. (Those tweets make him seem unprofessional and, frankly, desperate). He doesn’t need to accept every B-level interview.

    Successful artists know how to maintain some aura of mystery about them.

  • rockpaperscissors

    OMG! I’ve moved from the popcorn to the cabernet! Someone correct me, but isn’t this an Adam thread? Drama indeed. RL is so over-rated. As was this season on AI. Now–this thread allows for the tension, passion, competition and gerenal BS that makes a GREAT reality show…AI should take heed. However, its really NOT that deep (TM Adam), which truely makes it so much more enjoyable. And, to have the owner of the site post she is over it and too fatigued to even moderate–well, BRILLIANT!!! Says it all….whoo wants a glass of wine?

    Luv–I’ve been AWOL–did u get Adam tickets?!

    I was responding to another post for Christ sake about me personally.
    It’s deep enough (TM RPS) that you felt you had to quote and respond to my post right?

  • Jablea

    Love Adam’s twitter PR work. He never uses a middle man. I remember from the early days when he started announcing his appearances and even fans were asking why he didn’t have somebody else do the grunt work for him. But why? When he has 500,000 media outlets, super fans, journalists (all with their own following who will retweet, summerize etc) that instantly recieve his tweets then his clear the air power is 100 times better/faster/instantaneus than the best PR firm on the planet. And Roger, the real PR guy, seems to have muddled the mesage a bit so boo to him today.

    When the devil is in the details Adam can punch a wallop in 240 characters. It’s a new world, a new day, and he’s feeling good.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    Woah-fanwar
    MJ,I totally get why you’re not modding this-especially since this is probably one of the busiest dys of they year for you.Thanks for the site.Delete this please if it crosses any guidelines.
    Sorry,maybe Im dumb,whatever,but can someone explain the argument to me? I get the Glamberts (sorry to use that word peeps ) point of view but the Kris fans are basically saying that Adam fans talk about Adam too much in Adam threads.What are we supposed to talk about,Scott? Obviously everyone’s free to post wherever they want,but when they’re slandering Adam (or Kris or any other idol)and they get a response from people that don’t agree it’s called over-defensive fans? Um,ok…

  • lorismile

    All I know is that the press seems to be moving Adam’s album sales up!

    Seems like he can’t loose right now!

    Really? I’ll take even a little bump. I’m not picky!!!

    Jablea – agree with you last post! I love how Adam uses twitter sometimes to just vent, correct, be a human being, etc… I thought he handled the AMA thing great, without a PR person making statements. It was Adam making the statements.

    I’m tired of the fan warring. Personally, I don’t care for Kris’s music but he seems like a nice guy and I want him to succeed. He gave us the painted thumbnail last year. :-)

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    Maybe Im wrong,I have no facts to back this up,but I’m assuming MOST people who follow Adam on Twitter are fan
    This is Lee’ day-it’s pretty sad it’s all about Adam…
    Constalicious-thanks for asking :) There are tons of affordable tickets on StubHubz,so my only problem is getting permission to go,and I’m probably not getting that.So I guess I’m not going. But I’m still “campaigning” sending my mom emails all the time with links to buy tickets etc.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    LOL lorismile-thumbnail!!! That was so adorable…

  • asifclueless

    So there you go – I am sick of the same fecking Adam fans saying the same fecking thing in every fecking thread.

    WOW!!! And you read all of them?

  • Q3

    Diana:
    05/27/2010 at 3:56 pm

    Wow, I’m an Adam fan but ever since the AMA’s he’s seemed really tone deaf on the public relations front.

    There is a such a thing as too much information and too much exposure.

    He doesn’t need to tweet every thought that comes into his head. (Those tweets make him seem unprofessional and, frankly, desperate). He doesn’t need to accept every B-level interview.

    Successful artists know how to maintain some aura of mystery about them.

    I think you make a good point.

    And I sometimes think Adam should just be silent and that he goes to far. For example, I thought the Glamily tweets were not needed. But that turned out fine and the hateful tweets about Taylor and Brooke seemed to have stopped. So maybe Adam was right.

    Part of the reason I am an Adam fan is because he is unfiltered, very open and honest. And that is way the comparisons to Lady Gaga always strike me as so odd. Almost everything that Lady Gaga does is planned and calculated. Adam seems to act more intuitively.

    In the end, Adam will make his own choices. He has some good people around him that he values, but is charting his own course. Is it perfect? No. Does he need advise from fans on his PR strategy? No, probably not. He seems to be doing fine with his professional team.

  • aa618892

    He gave us the painted thumbnail last year. :-)

    Yes, he did! That was cute. This thread is ‘for our entertainment indeed’, haha. I have work to do and I can’t seem to tear myself away. Adam, I love ya kid!

  • LaurelG

    If you read it all correctly you would have seen that many posters and former posters from here were sick and tired of the ALL ADAM ALL the time and how every freaking thread turns into an Adam thread. You would have read how we were sick of all the baiting that happens and how many of the Kris fans have been banned because of this.

    Give me a break! Every Adam thread is replete with drive-by hits from the Kris brigade or the Cookstans who have adopted Kris as his shorter, not quite-as-talented younger brother. They have perfected the art of baiting. Many have advanced degrees in it! As for leaving this place, I can assure you that far, far, far more Adam fans have moved on to other sites than Kris fans. Yet still they have a large presence here. Maybe his fanbase just keeps growing, hmmm??

  • idolprocrastinator

    Kris fans are basically saying that Adam fans talk about Adam too much in Adam threads.What are we supposed to talk about,Scott? Obviously everyone’s free to post wherever they want,but when they’re slandering Adam (or Kris or any other idol)and they get a response from people that don’t agree it’s called over-defensive fans?

    Personally, I don’t have a problem with Adam fans talking in his own threads. The headlines threads can be a little grating at times, but it’s acceptable b/c there are always tons of Adam news stories. I get angry when certain Adam fans (just a few) continually infer that Kris is a failure (compared to Adam) on numbers threads or even in Kris threads. Kris fans who always bring up Adam piss me off as well. I try to keep my comments about each artist independent from one another.

    Good point about over-defensive fans…gotta add that to my dissertation idea, but I think we can all agree that this characteristic describes Idol fans across the board.

  • Constalicious

    It’s deep enough (TM RPS) that you felt you had to quote and respond to my post right?

    No, I was using you for my own entertainment.

    Luv–perhaps you could ask your Mom to come with you to see Adam? You know, all that Mom/daughter bonding?! Me thinks the 2 of you would have great fun!

    lorismile, BFF, you have mail!!

  • aa618892

    So there you go – I am sick of the same fecking Adam fans saying the same fecking thing in every fecking thread.

    WOW!!! And you read all of them?

    I’d be here 24/7 if I didn’t have a scroll button. Try it some time. What is “fecking”?

  • Bowie1

    rockpaperscissors–The title MJ gave this thread is “Adam Lambert Season 9 Finale Drama” so it is only logical that Adam would be discussed, articles and comments on him quoted, statics given, and he would be the general topic of discussion.

    You entered this thread knowing by its’ title that Adam would be dicussed but you become upset because you feel Adam fans are taking over the thread. I find that I am not interested in any of the other Idols, be it Kris, Carrie, or any of them, and I just scroll past those thread here and stay in the Adam ones so I can enjoy talking, squeezing about, and discussing ‘everything Adam’. And I really don’t think I need to defend myself for doing so.

    I wish we could all just do as Adam tries to do and ‘celebrate our differences’ instead of making everything a battle.

  • rockpaperscissors

    asifclueless:
    05/27/2010 at 4:10 pm
    So there you go – I am sick of the same fecking Adam fans saying the same fecking thing in every fecking thread.

    WOW!!! And you read all of them?

    aa618892:
    05/27/2010 at 4:14 pm
    So there you go – I am sick of the same fecking Adam fans saying the same fecking thing in every fecking thread.

    WOW!!! And you read all of them?

    I’d be here 24/7 if I didn’t have a scroll button. Try it some time.

    It’s pretty hard to miss them because they are in every thread on here.

    Constalicious:
    05/27/2010 at 4:14 pm
    It’s deep enough (TM RPS) that you felt you had to quote and respond to my post right?

    No, I was using you for my own entertainment.

    Thank you, thank you very much, I’ll be here all week.

  • Destry

    rockpaperscissors–The title MJ gave this thread is “Adam Lambert Season 9 Finale Drama” so it is only logical that Adam would be discussed, articles and comments on him quoted, statics given, and he would be the general topic of discussion.

    rockpaperscissors is referring to the blog itself, not just this thread.

  • rockpaperscissors

    Bowie1:
    05/27/2010 at 4:16 pm
    rockpaperscissors–The title MJ gave this thread is “Adam Lambert Season 9 Finale Drama” so it is only logical that Adam would be discussed, articles and comments on him quoted, statics given, and he would be the general topic of discussion.
    You entered this thread knowing by its’ title that Adam would be dicussed but you become upset because you feel Adam fans are taking over the thread

    I am not upset about this thread being about Adam, I was referring to every other thread here.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    I don’t dislike Cook at all. I am a fan. The point is- why are things expected of Adam that are not expected of any other idol?

    You’ve repeated this several times in the thread. Are you just going to keep on going?

    But, really, what I was referring to was the dig at Kris, wholly and completely irrelevant to the argument–but another opportunity to needle his fans. Fanwarring at its finest.

  • rockpaperscissors

    What is “fecking”?

    It’s UK speak for fuck.

  • Maura73

    I’m new here, and an Adam fan. I’m amazed that a major topic of conversation on an Adam thread is the complaint that people are talking about Adam…like, on an Adam thread. Is this normal for MJ’s, or is it happening because there is so little to talk about on this topic? After all the hand-wringing, it does boil down to the fact that Adam skipped on sitting in the audience and/or lining up in white. I’m not shocked, and I suspect most people are not, either, hence the bizarre nature of the thread.

    About Adam’s tweets–I don’t care how much he tweets, but then I wouldn’t judge anyone on their tweeting frequency or style. I think that given the Popeater article, his tweets were a smart move in that they gave his pov. However, that’s also a rather insignificant topic, hence the thread.

    Sorry if this comes across as hostile, especially as it’s my first post and all, but I couldn’t believe this thread.

    And…that’s about it.

  • asifclueless

    I’m “happy” that he’s happy about his NEARLY sold out concerts.

    Thank you that you are happy that he is happy.
    I’m very, very happy for him and for me. Fianlly,I got tickets to go to his concerts. It was very difficult to get tickets especially trying from overseas. People in the states know the traumatic experience of getting tickets there. So mine was 10 times harder. At one point I had a bottle of Chianti by me ready to have it with someone’s liver-on-the-stick from the other side. I couldn’t do it on line so I had to call. It took so many calls and many on holds.

    Anyway, my virgin (tee..hee.. first time) AFL concert in July. I’ll fly many thousand miles to see him.

    And this is better than get laid. Hope I’ll get to help him find his key in his pocket. :)

  • aislinn

    He doesn’t need to tweet every thought that comes into his head. (Those tweets make him seem unprofessional and, frankly, desperate). He doesn’t need to accept every B-level interview.

    Diana – Tweet is not the LA Times or Wall Street Journal. I have no idea what David Cook, Archie, Carrie, or many others tweet, as I don’t follow them. Tweets are targeted to your followers – people who are interested in what you have to say. If someone’s not a fan or a friend, why would they pay the least attention to what that person has to say in their tweets? and what b-level interviews are you referring to?

    I’m a huge Adam fan, but I don’t get this ongoing fanwar bull on ANY side. How does one Idol’s success or lack thereof (or what they tweet, or where they appear, or choose to wear) have any bearing on your Idol’s success/clothing/appearances/tweets? Adam fans jumping in here to criticize Kris – why?? He has absolutely nothing to do with this thread. Kris fans jumping into this thread to change the discussion to “Adam sucks/Kris is great” – why?? If he’s not your cup of tea, walk on by, give his tweets and articles a pass. This blog was opened to discuss the specious article of vicious lies posted by Popeater, Adam’s reaction to it, and our reactions to both. It seems to have wandered far, far down a different path.

  • Constalicious

    asifclueless where are you traveling from?! (Mr. is going to be jealous) :-) I only got tickets to the D.C. show because of the kindness of a poster here and I am so grateful! Now, THIS is, IMO, worth posting about…the other BS is just fodder. Oh, BTW, as I have mentioned before and will only mention it again this time, there is a fan in PA who DVDs ALL of ALs media, performances etc–and great quality. You only pay her expenses. Let me know if you are interested.

  • Jablea

    let’s see…. replying to the question as to why Adam fans come here and don’t just stay to their own sites. Ok, As an Adam fan first, Kris fan second, and pretty much all AI alum fan 3rd I enjoy visiting a small circle of Idol boards. PF is pretty much on refresh mode (most current, good pics, with good lenghthy writers from multiple contributors although they can attest I’ve been vocal when I thought Kris needed it), I check into MJ’s about once a day for easy to find headlines on everyone(I’m usually looking for Adam’s thread here too but on days when he doesn’t have his own I’ve been a little lost), over to TWOP every other day to check on Adam’s and Kris’ threads (often find things there that haven’t been posted elsewhere yet but the past-idol moderator gets my goat – I’ve taken on both Kristans and Adamstans there at times), and then once every week or so to CandyGlam where it’s easiest to catch up on Kris news (but where I have to put in a good word for the green fairy every so often). And that’s all I can handle, but for me at least sticking to just one site doesn’t fullfill all my needs. What are those needs? Well knowledge for one, what’s in the news, how’s it being handled. Fullfils my need to be “in the know”. The other need is to feel marginally useful, whether that’s bring my in-the-know knowledge from one place to the other or providing a different perspective.

    Why do the people who think we should all pigeon hole ourselves to just one site come here?

  • Maura73

    @Aislinn, yes, that’s the other thing. Why are Kris and Adam fans involved in a fan war on an Adam thread? It’d be equally inappropriate on a Kris thread. Kris is a great guy, fine singer. Competition ended last May. Why even bring Kris in only to knock him? Knock the fans who are being rude, but Kris is not his fans.

  • Q3

    I have no idea why people feel the need to compare Kris and Adam. They are completely different, their music is completely different, and their goals appear to be different.

    I try to measure Adam’s success against his goals — not against Kris or any other artist.

    Specifically regarding the high level of interest in Adam by the press, fans, non-fans and bystanders — I do not see that as a problem, it is an opportunity. And the interest in Adam is driven first and foremost by his talent and live performances. These trivial online news moments seem to come and go, but just end up as background noise. [And are rarely even covered outside of the US.]

  • Idolnewby

    But, really, what I was referring to was the dig at Kris, wholly and completely irrelevant to the argument–but another opportunity to needle his fans. Fanwarring at its finest.

    MJ, if I may say so, I agree completely. I greatly respect the posters who are obviously fans of one idol or the other, but who can either ignore or not make constant digs at the others. That goes for both sides of the aisle BTW. Maybe the blog could do with a “ignore poster” feature…..it’s always the same ones.

    It’s got to be hard to run an “all fans” blog…..respect to you!

  • GreenHippo

    I am having a late lunch break today, so I am just coming in here. And I am laughing tears, you guys in here are just too too funny.
    I am sitting back with a glass of white zinfandel (I wish I could – I am at work after all), reading this thread. Thanks for all the entertainment you’re providing.
    I am very jealous of MJ’s to have found such a gold mine in this blog to make an income. Yay MJ, well I guess I am very happy for you :) !
    Meanwhile I am getting good and great laughs (and that’s good for one’s health) from all the hmm let’s say not so smart people posting pages upon pages…. :lol:

    PEACE, LOVE, ADAM LAMBERT!

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    Welcome Maura73

    I’m here every day,visit PF sometimes because of the great,convenient,way info is organized (thnx Q3) and AWOP sometimes.I also go to topidol and VFTW…

  • Truthiness

    Seems like it’s Adam’s turn to be boneheaded today. The journalist tweets were stoooopid and unnessary and therefore, boneheaded. As was his typical, and unfortunate, tendency to defensiveness.

    As for not sitting in the audience though? Well he really is going to be doing lots of his tour very soon it seems and being put on vocal rest for even a day with his rehersals for that, probably cuts into his time to prepare before he goes out. So I can see deciding that wasn’t worth his time to show up for that vs. making up time for his show. So that part makes sense to me and I don’t think he’s ungrateful to AI. He’s duly grateful for it, but priorities and having to make up time vs. just being a seat warmer, where seat warmer = only show of uber AI loyalty.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    Thanks constalicious,but I tried that too multiple times…:)

  • aa618892

    I am not upset about this thread being about Adam, I was referring to every other thread here.

    I have been on several other threads on this blog today and there is very little about Adam. Maybe you should visit them.

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    BTW,not that my opinion matters,but I don’t mind fanwars (sometimes). They’re interesting and sooo funny…

  • rockpaperscissors

    I have been on several other threads on this blog today and there is very little about Adam. Maybe you should visit them.

    LMAO – Once again, my rant was in response to personal attack by another poster. If I need a tour guide for MJ’s I’ll be sure to look you up.

  • Jablea

    truthiness – I don’t think Adam was at all boneheaded today. He needed to get a response out there fast because being called difficult to work with and not able to keep your pants on in public was not a good place to leave the conversation. He changed the headlines from negative into a positive, couldn’t ask for more.

  • BornToBeWildAFL

    mj, what up girl? I’ve been put in moderation for so much less with the phrase “butt hurt” mentioned with regard to my comment :) . Why are you allowing all this BUTT HURT to go on?

    Shhhh. She’s letting us vent out. LOL. I think with the new kid on the block, Adam will hopefully stop being a punching bag. Let the WGWGs go for it. :)

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    I think It miiiiiight be better if SOMETIMES adam let’s his rep clear up rumors …(blasphemy! ;))

  • GreenHippo

    luvadamlambert:
    05/27/2010 at 5:07 pm
    BTW,not that my opinion matters,but I don’t mind fanwars (sometimes). They’re interesting and sooo funny…

    thanks Luv, as usual, you are cool! I agree with you and you DO matter.

  • Bowie1

    I really think Adam fans here try to make an effort not to post too many comments in the other threads. I think it’s a ‘sweeping generalization’ to say that the Adam fans are trying to take over all the other threads here.

    But this whole discussion is going no where, is giving me a headache, so I’m done commenting on it. It’s wasted energy to me!

  • Constalicious

    If I need a tour guide for MJ’s I’ll be sure to look you up

    Please don’t look up said guide…you are providing such comedy–keep posting, please!

    Now…I think I am going to go down that rabbit hole and watch “Beth” from last years finale. Was that not the consumate moment of all moments on this show? Really…you know I am right here and none of the rest matters…well, youeithergetitoryoudont (TM ? You know who you are…lol).

  • kingmikol

    Emotions sure are running high today :) I will not join in on the act of taking pot shots at fans or entertainers on this blog.

  • kradamour

    Well, damn.
    Logged on, saw Adam’s tweets, laughed out loud, and settled in with a cup of tea and anticipation of a good time: snark, humor, clever analogies, s8 memories, camaraderie, all of what is best about mj’s blog.
    But WTF? pages and pages of tedious bickering. Gotta say, now that I see this blog without the guiding hand of mj, it is sort of like “A Wonderful Life”…I’ll never again think that the blog might be more fun if mj loosened the reins…

  • Q3

    rockpaperscissors:
    05/27/2010 at 3:44 pm

    If you read it all correctly you would have seen that many posters and former posters from here were sick and tired of the ALL ADAM ALL the time and how every freaking thread turns into an Adam thread. You would have read how we were sick of all the baiting that happens and how many of the Kris fans have been banned because of this. How we are sick to death of the fecking stats, charts and MEME(s) that get posted over and over and over again. You would have read how it is sad that MJ has to deal with day in and day out and how such a great site has been turned into Planet Fierce 2.0 by the over zealous Glamberts.

    You would have also read how sick we are of hearing that Kris should never have won, will never be as good as Adam, will never sell albums, will always be in Adam’s shadow, that he is dull, boring, a crappy singer that your best friend, husband and work mates all hate too!!!

    So we talk at Top Idol about this as I’m sure you bitch and complain about it some where else as well.
    Did I start posting here to bait and cause trouble, no. I came here because too many Kris fans have left or have been banned.
    So there you go – I am sick of the same fecking Adam fans saying the same fecking thing in every fecking thread.

    Interesting post —

    I am an Adam fan — I am not a Glambert. Some Adam fans call themselves Glamberts and that is fine. Please do not call all Adam fans “Glamberts”.

    It isn’t just Adam fans who continue to question Kris’ win. IMO most Adam fans are well past that now and really don’t care who won. Many realize that winning just didn’t matter that much. Others, including me, actually believe that Adam was better off not winning the crown. Look at today’s press — it is filled with entertainment and Idol reporters once again questioning last year’s outcome in the context of Lee’s win this year. These articles are not being written by Adam fans and are in the “real press”.

    The numbers. Why shouldn’t Adam fans post the numbers for Adam’s sales, chart positions and so on? I have posted numbers many times, including in this thread. In this thread I posted numbers to support my contention that Adam is successful.

    Finally, I have no interest in a competition between Kris and Adam. That ended a year ago. Kris won.

    Now Adam is achieving the success he deserves and work so hard for. Adam’s success has nothing to do with Kris’ success or failure. Adam’s success will be based on the quality of his own music and performances. I am looking forward to a great summer of AFL concerts. This is an exciting time to be an Adam fan because his international fanbase is growing rapidly, and his trajectory is headed up.

  • rockpaperscissors

    Please don’t look up said guide…you are providing such comedy–keep posting, please!

    Aww, thanks so much. I felt it was due time to provide some comedy to you and the rest of your glamily (TM Glambert) since you all have keep the board alive with it for the past year. It only seemed fair :)

  • rockpaperscissors

    Q3:
    05/27/2010 at 5:32 pm

    Yeah, ok :)

  • Constalicious

    since you all have keep the board alive with it for the past year. It only seemed fair

    Hun, it’s “kept”…and, may I say–oh, nevermind. But I will thank you and all the rest of you who have had me in stitches these past hours. I can only imagine, if for a brief moment, I was ADAM–reading all this? Humpf. Over and out kiddos!

  • Studio57

    Seems like it’s Adam’s turn to be boneheaded today. The journalist tweets were stoooopid and unnessary and therefore, boneheaded. As was his typical, and unfortunate, tendency to defensiveness

    Because of Adam’s boneheaded and stoopid tweets, several major news sources printed the true story on their online sites by mid afternoon- doesn’t seem so stoopid to me :)

  • Levine

    You know what, I sort of like the non-fans posting in the Adam thread. It’s just more entertaining. Without them, our fans will get bored very soon. SO, non-fans, carry on, entertain us More!

  • Studio57

    The numbers. Why shouldn’t Adam fans post the numbers for Adam’s sales, chart positions and so on?

    cause you don’t want to muddy the hyperbole with FACTS, Q3, sheeesh!

  • rockpaperscissors

    Hun, it’s “kept”…and, may I say–oh, nevermind. But I will thank you and all the rest of you who have had me in stitches these past hours. I can only imagine, if for a brief moment, I was ADAM–reading all this? Humpf. Over and out kiddos!

    Thanks Professor Glambert, I always love when posters resort to pointing out spelling and grammar errors to try to show their superiority. LOL
    And FFS, you’re that obsessed with Lambert you even imagine being him? Seek help honey. That can’t be healthy.

  • tiger92

    Truthiness:
    05/27/2010 at 5:02 pm
    Seems like it’s Adam’s turn to be boneheaded today. The journalist tweets were stoooopid and unnessary and therefore, boneheaded.

    If it was boneheaded and it was Adam’s turn, we are going to be patient with all the idols, right? They are all human and they are all learning and new to this life of fame. Yes, they might make small missteps here and there. But, Adam nor Kris, Danny, Archie, etc. are not evil and don’t have a mean bone in their bodies. None of them would hurt a fly.

    We need to be patient and understanding with all of them as they are young and still learning and finding their way. They are all such great guys with great hearts!

  • Constalicious

    Thanks Professor Glambert, I always love when posters resort to pointing out spelling and grammar errors to try to show their superiority. LOL

    OMG. REALLY. superiority? My gawd, I’m going to give you a pass, Hun–how old are you? Relax already. Am listening to studio Feeling Good. Feeling Good indeed!

  • listen

    Is it just me or do Idol internet fans tend to resemble their Idol’s personality? Cook fans tend to be logically minded (word nerds) and somewhat philosophical. Archie fans are excitable and mostly happy-go-lucky. Kris fans are generally low key but snarky, and Adam fans are dramatic (not always in a bad way) and supremely self-assured. Don’t mean to generalize everybody but this is just my observation after a year and a half.

    Interesting thought, but aren’t many people fans of more than one? EX: I am a great fan of both Cook and Adam and actually once S7 ended grew to really appreciate Archie’s talent as well. So, where would I fall in your Personality Profiling? ;-)

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    Thanks greenhippo-oops.sorry,I didn’t mean to make myearlier post sounds emo! I only said “if it matters” because it was OT :)

    What???????? Me???????? Dramatic?????!!!!!! lol

  • jpfan

    Adam fans are dramatic (not always in a bad way) and supremely self-assured.

    Huh.

  • tiger92

    But, really, what I was referring to was the dig at Kris, wholly and completely irrelevant to the argument–but another opportunity to needle his fans. Fanwarring at its finest.

    The last time Kris sent some controversial tweet, the thread was full of Kris fans bringing up Adam’s past tweeting mistakes or making fun of Adam’s fans and calling them cows.(even some people bringing things about his brother into the discussion) Was that not fanwarring? I really want to know.

    The comment wasn’t irrelevant. If the answer to every question about why Kris hasn’t tweeted something is “maybe he has- he just didn’t do it publically”, then why can’t the same line of reasoning be used for Adam? It’s comparing the same type situations to each other. They are two guys from the same season who are learning the ins and outs of twitter.

  • smeggingnuts

    OMG just discovered this thread…..hahahaha getting popcorn and starting at the beginging….hahahahahaha

  • asifclueless

    Hi Constalicious,

    I’m flying from the middle east. I couldn’t get tickets to 9:30 Club but I’ll be in DC at that time. Are you going to write the concert recap?
    The DVDs sound good. I’d like to get them all. I also signed up for the pay per view but I guess it didn’t work out.

    I’ll try to write my first Adam’s concert recap. It will be light with some humour.
    Now I’m shopping for clothes to wear and practicing some steps for Fever. :)

  • Levine

    Sh*t, by encouraging the non-fans, did I actually kill the thread? Sorry, my bad :(

  • LoveContinuum

    Glamberts. Sparkly cows. Really? Name calling?

    I agree that Kris is irrelevant to this thread. As Q3 has pointed out, the figures don’t lie. Case closed.

    Adam can twat or not twat whatever he wants, he doesn’t need our permission. He’s communicating with people who are following him. One would think those followers would be fans… but there seem to be a lot of lame folks who have nothing better to do with their life than follow a performer they don’t like.

    MJ stepping back from this thread today has resulted in some very interesting reading. It’s been highly entertaining… but also quite telling. I’ve sometimes wondered how old certain posters are, what sort of demographic, etc. It has become startlingly clear today that there are a lot of 12 year olds on this site — and adults who act like 12 year olds.

  • rockpaperscissors

    Constalicious:
    05/27/2010 at 5:56 pm
    Thanks Professor Glambert, I always love when posters resort to pointing out spelling and grammar errors to try to show their superiority. LOL

    OMG. REALLY. superiority? My gawd, I’m going to give you a pass, Hun–how old are you? Relax already. Am listening to studio Feeling Good. Feeling Good indeed!

    Do I get a gold star with glitter too?

    You are exactly the type of poster my rant was about. It is posters like you who have chased away others with your high and mighty attitude and OTT obsession.

  • Levine

    Do I get a gold star with glitter too?

    You are exactly the type of poster my rant was about. It is posters like you who have chased away others with your high and mighty attitude and OTT obsession.

    I’ll give you two stars!! Please rockpaperscissors, would you stay, pretty please?

  • asifclueless

    tiger92,

    I have to disagree with you that Adam doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. He has a certain mean and naughty big bone.:) And I have pics and videos to proof.

  • BornToBeWildAFL

    You are exactly the type of poster my rant was about. It is posters like you who have chased away others with your high and mighty attitude and OTT obsession.

    Wow pot calling the kettle black. Look in the mirror. I know you think this thread is a train wreck but you can’t seem to look away.

  • limi

    OMG keep this story going Adam’s album sales are up 62% today!!! Kris is up today also – oh sorry it’s an Adam thread!!

    P.S. Spell check – it workes, or wurks, or works, lol!!!

  • dcglam

    I’m flying from the middle east. I couldn’t get tickets to 9:30 Club but I’ll be in DC at that time.

    You may want to check with V8Adam. I know a while back she had a couple of extra tickets to this concert.

  • Truthiness

    If it was boneheaded and it was Adam’s turn, we are going to be patient with all the idols, right?

    I know I sure am, because yep, they all seem to at one time or another. It’s not some horrible thing, just made some boneheaded Tweets. Eh. Big effing deal.

    Because of Adam’s boneheaded and stoopid tweets, several major news sources printed the true story on their online sites by mid afternoon- doesn’t seem so stoopid to me

    He could have gotten his true story out there, without going farther and saying stupid things about jounalists and acting defensive. The defending himself was fine, setting the record straight? I get it. But then he goes further and starts making some boneheaded, too defensive Tweets he didn’t need to and thus by opens himself up to justifiable criticism, when if he had not been so defensive, he could have just gotten his story out and cleared stuff up. Instead he created a muddier situation in another way. That’s dumb.

  • rockpaperscissors

    Wow pot calling the kettle black. Look in the mirror. I know you think this thread is a train wreck but you can’t seem to look away.

    I was responding to another poster who wanted to call me out about something I supposedly wrote on another blog…. from there I ranted, was piled on and so it goes :)

  • LeeTravers

    Just love everybody here – wonderful escape from RL – raising a glass of pinot to ALL – would tell you where it’s from, but can’t quite focus – was going to do something worthwhile today, but it’s escaped my mind (such as it is). Yes – you’re all great – waving kisses (like the Queen – of England, that is).

  • Constalicious

    asifclueless: Maybe we can get you a ticket to the DC show–really! Where in the middle east are you traveling from?! So cool. I went to school in europe; Adam Ant was my idol at teh time…am old fart. And, you, Missy,

    Do I get a gold star with glitter too?

    No. Relax and freaking chill. Is this how you treat your day to day relationships? Howz that working for you?

  • GreenHippo

    Interesting thought, but aren’t many people fans of more than one? EX: I am a great fan of both Cook and Adam and actually once S7 ended grew to really appreciate Archie’s talent as well. So, where would I fall in your Personality Profiling?

    haha, you’re with me, we are happy-go-lucky, OT werd nerds…. :lol:
    and I am also a low key snark, since I also like Kris.
    So I am an OT low-key happy-go-luck word nerd snark. I like that!
    Since I also like Daughtry, what is a Daughtry fan?

  • OhMyRawrrr

    He could have gotten his true story out there, without going farther and saying stupid things about jounalists and acting defensive. The defending himself was fine, setting the record straight? I get it. But then he goes further and starts making some boneheaded, too defensive Tweets he didn’t need to and thus by opens himself up to justifiable criticism, when if he had not been so defensive, he could have just gotten his story out and cleared stuff up. Instead he created a muddier situation in another way. That’s dumb.

    I cannot even begin to imagine the things i would have tweeted had twitter been around when i was in my 20s *shudders* :D Yeah he has to remember he’s in the public eye, but he’s human, he’s venting. I haven’t seen an AI twitter yet that has really been a big deal.

  • Maura73

    LoveContinuum:

    Glamberts. Sparkly cows. Really? Name calling?

    I agree that Kris is irrelevant to this thread. As Q3 has pointed out, the figures don’t lie. Case closed.

    I’m an Adam fan but I have nothing against Kris. He’s not irrelevant. He is irrelevant to this thread, but that’s not the same as being irrelevant in general.

    ITA that Adam can tweet to his heart’s content without being criticized for it. So far, he hasn’t said anything objectionable.

  • ilovenpt123

    Why shouldn’t Adam “call out” fake journalists who are just trying to tear him down??? He was right. Oh and by the way, Rickey of Rickey.org is a horses rear end for reposting this miserable lie.

  • asifclueless

    Thanks dcglam.

    But how can I contact V8Adam?
    I’ll be staying in Alexandria from June 26 to July 1.
    Is it too late to check with her then?

  • lorismile

    I think all fan groups have the same people who try get a rise out of other fans. I don’t think it’s just Adam fans who do this.

  • http://twitter.com/lindsav adamland

    05/27/2010 at 6:08 pm

    Constalicious:
    05/27/2010 at 5:56 pm
    Thanks Professor Glambert, I always love when posters resort to pointing out spelling and grammar errors to try to show their superiority. LOL

    OMG. REALLY. superiority? My gawd, I’m going to give you a pass, Hun–how old are you? Relax already. Am listening to studio Feeling Good. Feeling Good indeed!

    Do I get a gold star with glitter too?

    You are exactly the type of poster my rant was about. It is posters like you who have chased away others with your high and mighty attitude and OTT obsession.

    Rockpapersissors. Seems you’re the one with the OTT attitude today and OTT obsession. It is poster like YOU that drove me off this board 8 months ago. I started posting again recently but really, been there and done that with people like you. I haven’t ever gone into another Idol’s thread to bitch, moan and complain and trash that Idol or their fans. Outta here again.

  • LaurelG

    OMG keep this story going Adam’s album sales are up 62% today!!!

    Umm. I think Adam is listed as 62 on the BB200, which is a higher position than last week. But percentage-wise, his sales neither increased nor decreased (0% change). In other words, he sold the same number as last week.

  • rockpaperscissors

    No. Relax and freaking chill. Is this how you treat your day to day relationships? Howz that working for you?

    I am perfectly chill and highly entertained, thanks.
    In my day to day relationships I rarely encounter obnoxious people such as you, so it’s working out very nicely for me.

  • LeeTravers

    Since this is an Adam thread, I feel free to say that I think he is the greatest thing since chopped liver, sliced bread, and the Big Bang. Especially the last.

  • cwm

    adamland… please don’t leave! I LIKE having you here! I missed you when you disappeared earlier and was glad to see you back again. I hope you stick around.

  • LaurelG

    rockpaperscissors:
    05/27/2010 at 6:22 pm

    Wow pot calling the kettle black. Look in the mirror. I know you think this thread is a train wreck but you can’t seem to look away.

    I was responding to another poster who wanted to call me out about something I supposedly wrote on another blog…. from there I ranted, was piled on and so it goes.

    Supposedly? Your Adam-trashing on that other site is out there for the whole internet to see. And the pile-ons against the one or two fearless Adam fans who inexplicably post over there make this thread look like child’s play. Even this thread in all its train-wreckiness is inifinitely more civilized and polite than the garbage served up over there.

  • GreenHippo

    anyone posted this lately: http://germancharts.com/airplay_charts.asp
    WWFM #1 in Germany – YAY!

  • BornToBeWildAFL

    LeeTravers:
    05/27/2010 at 6:49 pm

    Since this is an Adam thread, I feel free to say that I think he is the greatest thing since chopped liver, sliced bread, and the Big Bang. Especially the last.

    No, No, No He’s a “INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAH”, he’s a “RAWK GAWD”, he’s my Elvis Pelvis.

  • http://www.dallascowboys.com GeminiDolly

    When is it only going to be about the music with this guy?

  • Oksana2000

    When is it only going to be about the music with this guy?

    NEVAH..:)

  • Oksana2000

    LaurelG, thanks..:)

  • limi

    Umm. I think Adam is listed as 62 on the BB200, which is a higher position than last week. But percentage-wise, his sales neither increased nor decreased (0% change). In other words, he sold the same number as last week.

    Sorry I wasn’t clear- the 62% is what Amazon is listing the increase in sales from yesterday to today!
    I wasn’t referring to weekly sales.

  • Constalicious

    I feel free to say that I think he is the greatest thing since chopped liver, sliced bread, and the Big Bang.

    Yep. I’m listening pre-Idol. Nothing more to say…I lied…rockpapersissors: grow up, enjoy and be kind. Look: nobody really cares what you have to say, but, if you showed a semblance of kindness, you would have many “virtual” friends.

    Back to my pre-Idol…that jewish song…MY GAWD! AMAZING!!!

  • Oksana2000

    GreenHippo:
    05/27/2010 at 6:54 pm
    WWFM #1 in Germany – YAY!

    So I guess, this is where Adam will have his european tour! Agathe.hb will be happy..no need to travel to US!

  • bridgette12

    GreenHippo:
    05/27/2010 at 6:54 pm
    anyone posted this lately: http://germancharts.com/airplay_charts.asp
    WWFM #1 in Germany – YAY!

    I can’t get over how well Adam is doing in Germany. He’s still in the top ten on Germany’s itunes top songs. I can’t wait to hear his number of downloads for WWFM.

  • rockpaperscissors

    rockpapersissors:

    grow up, enjoy and be kind. Look: nobody really cares what you have to say,

    but, if you showed a semblance of kindness, you would have many “virtual” friends.

    Oh the hypocrisy LOL

    Try practicing what you preach!

  • tiger92

    Truthiness:
    05/27/2010 at 6:18 pm
    If it was boneheaded and it was Adam’s turn, we are going to be patient with all the idols, right?

    I know I sure am, because yep, they all seem to at one time or another. It’s not some horrible thing, just made some boneheaded Tweets. Eh. Big effing deal.

    I’m right there with you! It’s not the end of the world!

    I suspect Crystal is going to be an interesting one to watch this summer. She seems like a strong woman who doesn’t mind speaking her mind. I’m proud of her for staying true to who she is and for coming out and giving the performances she gave after that dickhead boyfriend broke up with her the morning of the most important show! She is a strong person!

    I see a lot of similarities between her and Adam. That’s probably why they became good friends so fast. Several of the post-show reviews mentioned how they seemed like BFFs. LOL
    I think Adam really liked Crytal’s personality and admired her also. No wonder they have been my favorites the past two years.

    When is it only going to be about the music with this guy?

    When places like popeater quit making shit up!

  • dcglam

    asifclueless:
    05/27/2010 at 6:34 pm
    Thanks dcglam.

    But how can I contact V8Adam?
    I’ll be staying in Alexandria from June 26 to July 1.
    Is it too late to check with her then?

    V8Adam posts on this site. I am hoping she will read your message and reply. Unfortunately, I do not have any other information to share with you at this time. I am so hoping you will be able to attend the 9:30 Club in DC.
    I love you, Cher!

  • tiger92

    Why shouldn’t Adam “call out” fake journalists who are just trying to tear him down??? He was right. Oh and by the way, Rickey of Rickey.org is a horses rear end for reposting this miserable lie.

    Maybe he is one of those who needs to get laid that Adam was referring to. Ewwwww…

  • dcglam

    GeminiDolly:
    05/27/2010 at 7:04 pm
    When is it only going to be about the music with this guy?

    My sentiments exactly!!!

  • smeggingnuts

    Ok now that I’m at the end and out of popcorn I just have a few things to say.

    Mj’s I know you ran screaming along time ago and I don’t blame you one bit. I have always loved coming hear to get my news. I enjoy the (generally) intelligent posters, and hearing their opinions and have great converstasions. After having seem what happens without moderation I am so much more gratefull to you for creating such a place for fans (of all the idols). So I hope that you haven’t had to OD on Excederin Migraine to get through today. So Thank You for all that you do here it is much appriciated, truely!!

  • smeggingnuts

    Oh yeah I almost forgot.
    I can’t say how much I LOVE ADAM F. LAMBERT, you go BB!!

  • GreenHippo

    Mj’s I know you ran screaming along time ago and I don’t blame you one bit. I have always loved coming hear to get my news. I enjoy the (generally) intelligent posters, and hearing their opinions and have great converstasions. After having seem what happens without moderation I am so much more gratefull to you for creating such a place for fans (of all the idols). So I hope that you haven’t had to OD on Excederin Migraine to get through today. So Thank You for all that you do here it is much appriciated, truely!!

    thanks Smeggs, I second this!!

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    The last time Kris sent some controversial tweet, the thread was full of Kris fans bringing up Adam’s past tweeting mistakes or making fun of Adam’s fans and calling them cows.(even some people bringing things about his brother into the discussion) Was that not fanwarring? I really want to know.

    I’m not talking about “other people” (Why do I suddenly feel like my mother?} I’m talking about YOUR post, and the way you brought Kris into your argument for no apparent reason. My point still stands.

    The comment wasn’t irrelevant. If the answer to every question about why Kris hasn’t tweeted something is “maybe he has- he just didn’t do it publically”, then why can’t the same line of reasoning be used for Adam? It’s comparing the same type situations to each other. They are two guys from the same season who are learning the ins and outs of twitter.

    No. The post was about Idols attending the finale. Your point was that if David, JHUD et. al. didn’t have to announce why they weren’t there, then why did Adam? Kris was completely irrelevant to the conversation.

    And those accusations in the first paragraph are exaggerated.

    You know, I don’t worry about what other people do. I carry myself the way I want. Other’s bad behavior isn’t an excuse for me to engage in the same.

  • LeeTravers

    Dear BornToBeWildAFL – you’re so right! – and Constalicious, et al. – love you all – see you at the next Adam thread! Headin’ out now to the top of MJ’s blog to see what’s hapnin. Bye, babes

  • listen

    mj: 05/27/2010 at 7:58 pm
    You know, I don’t worry about what other people do. I carry myself the way I want. Other’s bad behavior isn’t an excuse for me to engage in the same.

    Or, as they say, “two wrongs don’t make a right.”

    Back on topic, um, what was the topic again? heh

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    I am perfectly chill and highly entertained, thanks.
    In my day to day relationships I rarely encounter obnoxious people such as you, so it’s working out very nicely for me.

    Rockpaperscissors. You are on my hit list. If you don’t stop needling and baiting posters on my blog YOU ARE OUT OF HERE.

    Just so you know.

  • idolprocrastinator

    Interesting thought, but aren’t many people fans of more than one? EX: I am a great fan of both Cook and Adam and actually once S7 ended grew to really appreciate Archie’s talent as well. So, where would I fall in your Personality Profiling? ;-)

    I’ll have to work on this, but I think most fans probably have a favorite from whom they take their dominant traits. Kris is my favorite, so I tend to be dry and snarky, but I like Cook as well which is where my wordiness and nerdiness comes in.

    I don’t know you personally, but since you’re a Cook/Adam fan your posting identity seems to follow Cook’s generally logical way of thinking, but you also have a strong sense of yourself and carry yourself with some swagger ala Lambert. Don’t really see much Archie in you, don’t seem super excitable. Maybe you’ve got a little bit of Kris in you b/c I detect snark (but Cookie also displays a snarky sense of humor).

    See this is fun. Can I profile anyone else? (J/K MJ I know I’m breaking the rules.)

  • Constalicious

    I hope all of us attending 9:30 Club in DC can meet prior! I just do not know how to arrange…anybody?

    FOCUS, people, FOCUS, please!! The Glamnation tour is starting in days,….so WTF cares about AI Finale anymore? Or trolls? Puh-lese. Now that I have your attention: who is attending the DC show?!!!!!! WOOT WOOT!

  • lach1

    Ok MJ I will admit I have thought you were a bit of a “insert bad word here” sometimes, but I would never post my feelings or make negative comments(I would lurk & flee) but after today and seeing this thread run wild….hmmm I apologize for all my bad thoughts and ask for your forgiveness. Ummm who knew this place could become so cray cray!

    MJ your moderation is world class.

  • Judee

    Oh geeez. you know i kinda wish that the dude from popeater gets to see this whole thing. One stupid article and look!
    That is what Adam was actually originally doing – responding to some nonsence. just reminder ;)
    Oh and Adumb, i wish he’d see it too. He would probably think that lots of people here need lot more sex.

  • asifclueless

    Thanks, dcglam.It’s really sweet of you.

    I’ll come back here tomorrow. No, not tomorrow, actually it’s today. It’s past 3:00 a.m. right now. Friday is a weekend here.

    I’ll check out with the quote from somebody’ (upthread)s favourite poet:

    #Im blessed 2 be so busy & thrilled to take my nearly SOLD OUT tour on the road promoting love, diversity, peace, bravery & pride.Oh n’ GLAM

  • rockpaperscissors

    Rockpaperscissors. You are on my hit list. If you don’t stop needling and baiting posters on my blog YOU ARE OUT OF HERE.

    Just so you know.

    I appreciate the warning MJ however like so many others, I will take my leave. I am not a regular poster here, for many reasons but I do appreciate the work you put into collecting and posting all things Idol. I’m sorry if I caused you grief today as that was not my intent. I finally took the yummy bait offered up to me and as they say, the rest is history
    The mob mentality and the baiting that occurs everyday in every thread is beyond ridiculous and unfortunately is being discussed across the Idolverse. I know you do your best to curtail the negativity but it’s here and doesn’t look to be going any where any time soon.

  • tiger92

    No. The post was about Idols attending the finale. Your point was that if David, JHUD et. al. didn’t have to announce why they weren’t there, then why did Adam? Kris was completely irrelevant to the conversation

    The post that I commented to asks why Adam hadn’t sent congratulations or regrets to Simon F., Simon C., or Ricky M. I just think it’s funny (or sad) that things are expected of Adam that are never expected from others. I was just pointing out the irony by using the same excuses that others have used for their guys in the past. My point still stands, also- but I can see your point as well.

    I don’t feel like any of these tweets are that big of a deal and have said so about Danny’s, Archie’s and Kris’ in the past. During the last “tweetgate” from Kris, I said that they all are learning and twitter has changed the game. NONE of them are bad people or mass murderers. They are all going to make mistakes.

    I expect to see some big mistakes from Crystal on this summer tour. I swear- I love her and her kick-ass attitude!

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    I am not a regular poster here,

    I’m well aware. The only time you DO post is to stir the pot. Hence, the warning from me.

  • HermeticallySealed

    GeminiDolly:
    05/27/2010 at 7:04 pm
    When is it only going to be about the music with this guy?

    Kinda of a irrelevant statement really, don’t you think? Seriously, just how many musicians and singers throughout history have actually “Been only about the music”?

    Mozart was anything but. Stravinsky, the Beetles, Elvis, Liberace? Nope. Cher, Madonna, the Doors, Rolling Stones, Bowie, this list could go on for a very, very, very long time, and would cross through just about every genre of music. The reality is that most notable figures in music were hardly all about the music, nor is such a concept even relevant to ability or credibility.

  • Constalicious

    I will take my leave.

    Bye-bye.

    Now I am just generally irritated. I come here to celebrate, to get out of my own head, to dance, listen, sing…and after a week off, well…am annoyed. Where are my fellow posters who are here to smile? Embrace the new single?! Show me…

  • BornToBeWildAFL

    MJ, I feel your pain. Thanks for letting us have some fun today. I remember as a child my brother and I fought all the time and my mother finally gave up and let us go at. Well by the time we were done my brother and I was so exhausted that it was months before we went at it again.LOL. Have you thought about having some of your long time posters who you feel can be objective and trust to help moderate for you. something like fans volunteering. I see the same posters here everyday and some I think may be great, that’s if any one wants the job.

  • BornToBeWildAFL

    Oh and Adumb, i wish he’d see it too. He would probably think that lots of people here need lot more sex.

    LOL

  • GreenHippo

    Where are my fellow posters who are here to smile?

    I am here to smile and celebrate, just look at my bumper sticker I just added to my FIT: http://twitgoo.com/xdgmv

  • Organic

    Evening everyone. Just got here and just read the above few posts on this page. Don’t think I’ll hit the “Older Entries” link. Just wanted to say that it sounds like Adam is really working his butt off to give us a great concert experience. I think he’s really feeling the pressure to make it something special and, as he’s probably experienced his whole life because of being “different”, he knows that there will be some people / journalists that he can never please. There will always be critics. So I hope he just focuses on pleasing his fans, friends, family and, most importantly, himself and just lets the rest fall by the wayside.

    There are big expectations for this tour and he’s under tons of pressure to deliver. Perhaps more pressure has been put on him than any past American Idol. He set the bar for himself so high that anything less than perfection will be shot down by the critics. Hope he stays well and has fun!!

    Aside note – the picture at the top of this thread is probably my favorite Adam photo. His arms are wide open like he’s welcoming us all in to experience his performance.

  • dcglam

    Where are my fellow posters who are here to smile? Embrace the new single?! Show me…

    *raises hand*
    Yes, I come here to smile, embrace the new single, and to plain feel good. Thank you, MJ, and others for this opportunity! :)

  • bessiedim

    Let’s all face it folks if Adam was there he would have stolen the limelight and the attention…Kris’ fans should be THANKFUL that he was able to perform without being compared again to Adam and be found wanting……In every interview Adam had always acknowledged his gratitude for AI,here and in the international press. So I cannot seem to understand the “ungrateful” thing being thrown at him…There are plenty of green-eyed monsters here who are stirring negative interpretations of Adam’s tweets to make their idol’s performance a little bit more worthy…LOL as he said he is HEADLINING his own concert with nearly SOLD OUT tickets and he’s working really hard..It is so great to be an Adam fan…

  • asifclueless

    Constalicious,

    Here is to cheer you up. My fav. interview by Lisa Paige. At that time everybody was down with AMA and ABC including Adam. Lisa was so funny and clueless. Hot Toddy…CLASSIC!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51DOHJggn4E&playnext_from=TL&videos=-ho1oRLvecA

    Enjoy!!! :)

    dcglam, I love you, Dion!

  • revcat

    Oh and Adumb, i wish he’d see it too. He would probably think that lots of people here need lot more sex.

    And he’s probably be right :)

  • idolprocrastinator

    There are plenty of green-eyed monsters here who are stirring negative interpretations of Adam’s tweets to make their idol’s performance a little bit more worthy

    Just when things started “Feeling Good” and getting pleasant in here, haha.

    Nice Simon “worthy” reference though :)

  • cwm

    Phew, glad to see it’s finally calming down in here.

    MJ, I’d just like to say that I have great respect for you and the way you run this blog. It can’t be easy trying to balance all of these fandoms, and I’ve often wondered how you manage to fit in real life and stay sane too.

    I am an Adam fan, but I am also a fan of several other idols too and have watched the show regularly since S3. I’m not a “fansite” kind of person. I come here because I enjoy the (mostly) intelligent, (mostly) civilized, fun, and funny discussions, and because MJ does an awesome job of collecting, organizing, and displaying an amazing amount of information.

    I really appreciate MJs rules, and it’s pretty obvious what happens when they’re not followed. It’s unfortunate to see people (on both sides) get so sucked into negativity that they lose perspective and can’t see the contribution they’re making to the negativity anymore. It’s like a tug-of-war going nowhere with both sides thinking that if they just pull harder they’ll win. But that just leads to rope burns. When a tug-of-war is going nowhere, sometimes the best move is just to let go of the rope.

  • zuper

    I am an Adam fan, but I am also a fan of several other idols too and have watched the show regularly since S3. I’m not a “fansite” kind of person. I come here because I enjoy the (mostly) intelligent, (mostly) civilized, fun, and funny discussions, and because MJ does an awesome job of collecting, organizing, and displaying an amazing amount of information.

    I could have wrote that. ITA cwm.

  • revcat

    I’m surprised the thread is still going! I don’t usually read every post, I used to but it’s very time consuming! I don’t know how MJ does it!

  • Layla.R.

    This is my first time posting a comment on an Idol blog so I’m not familiar with the rules. I’m sorry if this is too hostile, but I felt like I should get it off my chest.

    Adam Lambert is definitely my favourite Idol and like most people here I’m crazy excited for his tour, but sometimes I hesitate mentioning my fan status in real life because some of his fans are definitely giving the rest of us a bad reputation. In my opinion, a lot of you guys need to calm down and maybe take a few seconds to think before bringing up another Idol contestant’s name, and maybe try to refrain from talking about Adam’s body parts here because it is kind of creepy.

    But again, I don’t know the rules here so maybe this is normal?

  • cwm

    Thanks zuper.

    And on a lighter note, GreenHippo… I LOVE your bumper sticker!

    And asifclueless… thanks for posting that Lisa Paige interview. That one is indeed a classic. Makes me smile and laugh every time. Perfect for lightening the mood!

  • dcglam

    asifclueless:
    05/27/2010 at 9:11 pm
    Constalicious,

    Here is to cheer you up. My fav. interview by Lisa Paige. At that time everybody was down with AMA and ABC including Adam. Lisa was so funny and clueless. Hot Toddy…CLASSIC!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51DOHJggn4E&playnext_from=TL&videos=-ho1oRLvecA

    Enjoy!!!

    dcglam, I love you, Dion!

    Loved the interview — so adorable!
    Thank you for sharing….. :-)

  • lorismile

    Where are my fellow posters who are here to smile?

    That’s me. And you can’t deny it. It’s in my name….lori(smile) :-)

    I can’t wait for the tour. I am going to the first show!!! I’m so excited!!!

    MJ – sorry for the long day! I know covering Adam isn’t always easy as it seems to bring so much “drama”, but I so appreciate everything you do to bring us the latest news, allowing all fans to gush in their favorites latest “thread”. MJSBIGBLOG is my water cooler place, to chill out with friends, catch up on the latest gossip, drool over pics, criticize, and just have fun, relax, and escape from real life for a while.

  • cwm

    OMG– here is the PERFECT video for today! Adam is a hoopla magnet!

    http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid11892230001?bctid=27686266001

    “Let’s say it all together. One two three… Hoopla!”

  • lorismile

    maybe try to refrain from talking about Adam’s body parts here because it is kind of creepy.

    Ummm, I do tend to do this occasionally. Usually when I am escaping from a very busy real life. I mostly say it in a laughing joking manor, but now that you mention it, I can see how it would seem creepy to people who think I am being serious. In all honesty, Adam’s voice is the sexiest thing about him IMO.

  • DLee

    Just read every page….my head hurts.

  • lorismile

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51DOHJggn4E&playnext_from=TL&videos=-ho1oRLvecA

    Oh I never saw this!!!!! SO MUCH FUN!!!! Adam is so frigging gorgeous there. The woman is so funny!!!

  • Mary102

    Kanadie Bonttell:
    05/27/2010 at 2:26 pm
    I don’t get the diva thing at all…not many others have done more press and appearances than Adam all over the world in the past year and a half, and I personally can’t remember anyone having anything but nice things to say about his attitude and character.

    So true. In fact, I find it hilarious that pretty much everyone who has a name and a face and has talked about Adam (be it people from AI, former associates, friends, or celebrities), have done nothing but gush about him and his work ethic, while every negative report seems to come from some mysterious “unnamed source”. Ok then.

  • Mary102

    Finally, I am an Adam fan so I have a different perspective about success — his album sales are over 800K worldwide, WWFM has now charted in over 20 countries and was #1 in 6 countries, his North American tour has sold out 30 out of 40 dates. 3 are on presale and presale is sold out. 18 have not gone on sale yet. He’s headlining the Glam Nation Tour in Europe, Asia and Australia in the Fall.

    And he shattered the gay artist barrier on US Radio.

    Sound pretty good to me.

    PS FYE album just debuted on Swiss Album chart at #34.

    Q3, have I told you I love you lately? :-)

  • cwm

    I found some interesting tidbits. Is this a good time and place to post them?

    It looks like Adam’s fan club may be managed by a company called ground(cntl). Check this out:
    http://groundctrl.com/case-studies/ (scroll halfway down the page)

    Also, Adam in Veronica Magazine — Dutch: http://twitpic.com/1rn024

    And in Classy 2010 Magazine — Japanese: http://adamholic.com/blog/2010/05/28/classy-2010-july-issue/

    And finally, here’s a newly posted(?) interview with Adam from this exact time last year. Check out how clearly he stated his vision then, and how it’s coming true for him now. Wow, what an incredible year it’s been for him, and it is so gratifying to watch his dreams come true.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyKEv4W52R8&feature=youtu.be

    Someone mentioned upthread how much pressure Adam must be feeling to get all of his tour details just right. I totally agree. Those first few shows are going to be under tremendous scrutiny, and if I were him I’d be a nervous wreck right about now. Good thing I’m not him. :-)

  • Maura73

    Finally, I am an Adam fan so I have a different perspective about success — his album sales are over 800K worldwide, WWFM has now charted in over 20 countries and was #1 in 6 countries, his North American tour has sold out 30 out of 40 dates. 3 are on presale and presale is sold out. 18 have not gone on sale yet. He’s headlining the Glam Nation Tour in Europe, Asia and Australia in the Fall.

    And he shattered the gay artist barrier on US Radio.

    Sound pretty good to me.

    PS FYE album just debuted on Swiss Album chart at #34.

    Cool! I’m an Adam fan, and didn’t know all that. Thank you :) Hope he’s in bed, drinking chicken soup and resting for his tour.

  • jericho

    This thread today was the equivalent to a “controlled burn”. Sometimes for the good of the forest you have to let the dead ground cover burn off.

  • smeggingnuts

    In all honesty, Adam’s voice is the sexiest thing about him IMO

    ^^^^^^^^ OMG Totally This!!!

  • lorismile

    Great minds smeggingnuts!!! :-)

  • baebae

    In all honesty, Adam’s voice is the sexiest thing about him IMO

    Absolutely. I’d go one further and add his performance value. When he performs, he draws you in. There are musicians that have the showmanship and others who have the voice, Adam has both. I love his theatricality and emotion when he performs a song. We may kid about body parts, but that’s just all in good fun… it’s these two factors that really draw us to Adam. Well me, anyway.

    Love the Lisa interview! Very cute and funny.

  • tls62

    When the devil is in the details Adam can punch a wallop in 240 characters. It’s a new world, a new day, and he’s feeling good.

    One of my favorite lines from today. I love Adam’s personality. I love the fact that he’s so honest and unfiltered. I love the fact he’s got balls to tell journalists they need to get laid and get a life. Finally somebody has a backbone to say screw politically correctness. It’s a breath of fresh air. Woohoo I say…..woo effing hoo!! :)

  • tls62

    In all honesty, Adam’s voice is the sexiest thing about him IMO

    I would have to agree, but his brain is running a close 2nd IMO. I find his intelligence and quick wit highly sexy. As much as we kid about his body parts, they’re actually last on my Adam list of sexiness. In fact, if I had to pick my sexiest body part, it would be something pretty foolish sounding like arms or legs. GB is nice, but in all honesty, near the bottom of my list. :)

  • revcat

    rockpaperscissors

    QUOTE “The mob mentality and the baiting that occurs everyday in every thread is beyond ridiculous and unfortunately is being discussed across the Idolverse. I know you do your best to curtail the negativity but it’s here and doesn’t look to be going any where any time soon.” UNQUOTE

    In defense of MJ (who I realize can take care of herself!) I think you are slamming her blog and if you think this is the only blog that has readers who post negative and/or argumentative comments, then you aren’t very well read.

    You should see the comments on The Daily Beast and any number of blogs, not just Idol related. Many internet comments are vile and beyond disgusting. I don’t find this blog all that controversial; just an escape from the weightier troubles of the world like unemployment, Iraq, Afghanistan and of course the big fat oil spill.

    MJ should be proud of her efforts and is doing a super job. However, she must spend hours reading the comments in her job as moderator; another poster upthread suggested she recruit volunteers to help her moderate. I don’t know if that’s a good idea or not, but I really don’t see how MJ keeps up with it all without help.

    Thanks MJ :)

    P.S. This blog helped me a lot when I was recuperating from a very serious injury. I was pretty obsessed with all things Adam. I still like him, but I’m not as obsessed as I was; nevertheless he (indirectly) helped me get through a very rough time via MJ’s website. It was good therapy for me to sit at the computer because at the time even sitting up was very hard. Thank goodness I’m pretty much back to normal. PTL!

  • Hakunamatata

    Good morning from Singapore! If any other poster here is from Singapore, let me know! Need to prepare for the fall Glam Nation tour and would be fun to attend the concert with a fellow adam fan! :)

  • http://twitter.com/lindsav adamland

    tls62:
    05/27/2010 at 11:41 pm

    In all honesty, Adam’s voice is the sexiest thing about him IMO

    I would have to agree, but his brain is running a close 2nd IMO. I find his intelligence and quick wit highly sexy. As much as we kid about his body parts, they’re actually last on my Adam list of sexiness. In fact, if I had to pick my sexiest body part, it would be something pretty foolish sounding like arms or legs. GB is nice, but in all honesty, near the bottom of my list. :)

    I agree with the voice as the sexiest thing about Adam and his brain being a close second. The only other thing I think is sexy is his lip freckles. Not a body part person. Tune out the talk of body parts. It does get creepy.

  • SunSister

    cwm – thanks for finding all those links. Don’t know how you keep up but I’m sure glad you do.

    The GB is HH’s favorite body part (that’s a quote) and he does show it off so I think it’s okay to admire it a little bit along with all the other stuff of course.

  • iluvai

    I just want to say I love Adam! I have no idea about what the heck is going on….

    MJ is awesome! :) Leave her alone! grrr….

    Dlee, my head hurts and I don’t think I’ve read one entire page of this stuff.

    Adam: Stop tweeting. You weren’t there for a good reason. I get that! I think your fans do too.

    Drama blah!

  • Mary102

    iluvai:
    05/28/2010 at 12:32 am
    I just want to say I love Adam! I have no idea about what the heck is going on….

    MJ is awesome! Leave her alone! grrr….

    Dlee, my head hurts and I don’t think I’ve read one entire page of this stuff.

    LOL – I see this has turned into something like “padded room part 2″ – love it ;-)

    Must admit, I think I’ve enjoyed peeking in and out of this thread and posting occasionally all day more than I have talking or thinking about anything related to the actual finale last night, or Lee or Crystal.

    Sorry, this season just killed way too much of my time that I’ll never get back. It was fun to snark on it for awhile, but a thread like this, for all its craziness, reminds me of how much stanning this show (and it’s special alumni) can be ;-)

  • cwm

    Adamland! Good to see that you’re still here! I was afraid we had lost you for good earlier today. :-)

    And thanks SunSister. I really can’t take a lot of credit for finding the links. I just bring them over here from @hooplamagnet. :-)

  • tiger92

    In all honesty, Adam’s voice is the sexiest thing about him IMO

    So True! Just look how sexy his voice is here: :)

    http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac291/k65535/kiss-adam.jpg

  • rockdamama

    It would have been nice to see Adam on the show last night, but truthfully I would have been hugely disappointed if he were just a face in the crowd of earlier contestants, I would’ve wanted much more. So I’m OK with it – and I’m fine with his twitter responses. Too bad some flacks feel the need to slam him in order to get hits, the press oversteps its bounds at times and I’m sure it would be very difficult to not respond to that.

    Dipped in and out of here today and all I can say is wow. Must be a full moon. MJ, a day like today really emphasizes what an impressive job you do as sheriff of our little community.

  • cher

    asifclueless:
    05/27/2010 at 6:34 pm
    Thanks dcglam.

    But how can I contact V8Adam?
    I’ll be staying in Alexandria from June 26 to July 1.
    Is it too late to check with her then?

    V8adam was posting earlier on the Adam Kiss108 thread. I left her this exact post so she may see it tomorrow. You can post over there to maybe find her tomorrow, or rather, today. :)
    Ladies and gents, this has taken me like the whole evening and night to read everything. What a crazy, fun thread. MJ must def have had to take xstrength headache tabs. It’s been so entertaining. Carry on. Constalicious, I would love to contact your friend.

  • limi

    now that we are on to more fun things like Adam’s good looks and sexiness- just saw this video, montage of beautiful pics set to “Can’t Let You Go” Sorry for redundancy if it’s already been posted, i have no energy to backtrack to look.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux3Qv_oa5kU

  • Constalicious

    Cher, email me at maryalicena@aol.com for DVD contact info–honestly, her DVDs are FAB and it is great to watch on the TV!

    And, yes, I am on west coast time zone…gggggrrrrrrrrrrr. Anyone here?

  • zzatrms

    IMO the sexiest thing about Adam is his smile at the end of a performance.

  • http://twitter.com/lindsav adamland

    cwm:
    05/28/2010 at 12:44 am

    Adamland! Good to see that you’re still here! I was afraid we had lost you for good earlier today. :-)

    And thanks SunSister. I really can’t take a lot of credit for finding the links. I just bring them over here from @hooplamagnet. :-)

    Thanks! I got word on Twitter that MJ had stepped in to restore order so I had to come read and decided I like MJs way too much to leave for that length of time again. I’m not a fan board type of person so MJs and Twitter are a better fit for me.

    Your finding links reminds me of how I was last year finding links for everyone.

  • Constalicious

    revcat

    he (indirectly) helped me get through a very rough time via MJ’s website

    You are not alone in ths sentiment and, quite frankly, thank you!

    Am listening to the studio cd…”One Love” or what evah the name…amazing. Night all!

  • melicert

    I’m in the mountain time zone, married with kids, employed, and so I always get here very late, after all the sound and fury, in my life and on this blog, have quieted. Like a lot of people, my RL job is very intense and serious and since finding mjsbigblog when I did an Adam related search last year, her site has become my favorite place to escape for a while before heading to bed, usually much too late but happy and relaxed.
    On the “Season 9 Finale Drama”, I have to admit that I usually get a chuckle from the drama stirred up by journalists, Adam’s fans, and non-fans, sometimes just for it’s utter silliness. And mj, you are are amazing and hard-working and you probably have cleaned up all the worst of it by the time i see anything, and i usually start at the back and read backwards anyway. But I do think that putting the word “drama” in the head line for the thread is inviting more drama, especially considering the post is about the drama. It’s all so meta! :)

    First and foremost I follow Adam’s career because of what I consider to be his mind-blowing talent. However, part of the fun (for me/for you) of following Adam and of following Adam’s followers is the playfulness, theatrics and sometimes frivolously dramatic nature of it all. All the little intrigues rarely if ever have anything to do with Adam himself and more to do with everyone else. He is a performer/personality who seems to bring out the best/worst in people. It comes with the territory he’s mapping out for himself.

    So thanks to everyone who posts here and who posted here today, whoever you may be in your RL (and to mj, a very special “mwah!”) oh, and to Adam, too!

  • asifclueless

    Good morning All,

    Let’s start our wonderful day with beautiful Adam.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqyHADRU5sU&playnext_from=TL&videos=CPct3P8e8S0

    And for this coming MEMORIAL DAY on Monday 31, I give you a tribute to your troops and veterans- I JUST LOVE YOU by Adam Lambert.

    Have a safe trip if you travel. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpfDKbmG694&playnext_from=TL&videos=6AV5SZXH5EY

  • http://twitter.com/lindsav adamland

    AO has a post up that Lane is staying with Adam and not going with Crystal or any other S9 Idol. Sounds good to me as they seemed to really have a great working relationship. Hope it’s true.

    http://www.adamofficial.com/us/node/1513410#comment-form

  • smeggingnuts

    Oh thats awesome to here I always thought they worked well together :)

  • asifclueless

    It seems like I’m the only person here. Please don’t think that I’m hawking this thread. I’m up and everybody else is in bed. It’s noon time here. Since all the drama has calmed down (thanks to mj :), I’m afraid this thread will end.
    We don’t want to hijack other threads, right? So I’ll stay here.

    About the Glam Tour, Allison is going to open for Adam and I’m very excited. I love Allison too. This video shows how much Allison and Adam love each other like brother and sister. Also all those top 10 contestants from season 8 had a great time together during the tour. PRECIOUS!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SPtbTYa694&feature=related

    I hope Allison’s fans come here to join us squee and flail for the Glam Nation Tour. You are a part of Glamily. :)

    Uncle Soysouce has twins so his kids are sushi and moji. Do you have any cute nicknames for them? Oh! I’m talking about Monte.

  • asifclueless

    Awesome!!!
    Lane and Adam need each other. They’ve worked together so well. What about Roger?

  • lorismile

    Hopefully it’s true that Lane will get to stay with Adam. I do think they have a great working relationship.

    ONE WEEK FROM TODAY I WILL BE IN WILKES-BARRE!!! YEAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
    I set up a second twitter account, just in case I get a tweet in edgewise while at his concerts. It’s lorismile2 if anyone cares to follow it. My regular twitter is blocked for my own sanity lol.

    I’m afraid this thread will end.

    The thread will usually stay open until a new Adam thread is created.

  • tls62

    It doesn’t surpise me Lane is staying with Adam. They obviously work well together and come on….after a year with Adam, how could she possibly change gears to Crystal or Lee? She truly looks like she’s having a fun time with him. Good for her and good for Adam that he’s keeping her.

  • Laury

    zzatrms:

    05/28/2010 at 2:53 am

    IMO the sexiest thing about Adam is his smile at the end of a performance

    Agree!! :)

  • baebae

    tiger92:
    05/28/2010 at 1:21 am
    So True! Just look how sexy his voice is here

    lol tiger92. Like Adam himself quoted:
    “seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow” -Wilde
    How we here manage to be shallow and not very serious, I’m not sure.
    Personally, I enjoy everyone’s humour in the threads. :)

    About the Glam Tour, Allison is going to open for Adam and I’m very excited. I love Allison too.

    I think she’s opening in selected shows only though. And still waiting for Glam Nation dates in Canada.

  • baebae

    IMO the sexiest thing about Adam is his smile at the end of a performance

    IKR… no matter how intensely focussed he is on the song, that smile usually breaks at the end of his performance.

  • bridgette12

    If it’s true that Lane is staying with Adam, she obviously realized what a once in a lifetime opportunity she has to work for someone of Adam’s caliber. Who would in their right mind give up Adam for Lee or Crystal. This guy is going to be going all over the world, amazing people with voice and entrancing them with his personality.

  • ilovenpt123

    Ummmmm. I can’t decide which of Adam’s body parts I like best….oh,his brain….yup….that’s it!!!

  • aa618892

    This thread today was the equivalent to a “controlled burn”. Sometimes for the good of the forest you have to let the dead ground cover burn off.

    Haha! This is my favorite post so far! As far as body parts go, the first thing that grabbed me about Adam was his voice and confidence on stage. I had only been watching Idol that season off and on and mostly by accident. I saw his audition and just kept an eye out for him after that when I caught the show. I really started getting invested in him after TOMT and I even missed ROF! After that I started getting more invested and even voted on the finale for the first time. I never really thought much about his looks but the whole package. It was his interviews and stories and other “stuff” I found on the internet about him afterward that made me realize what a sexy mofo he really is. That flirtatiousness and self assurance is what finally sent me into the abyss and here I am still. I was so worried I wouldn’t like his album but I loooove it so that sealed the deal and I think I am on this ride for life. Like another poster here, Adam also helped me through a rough patch (and it is not over) but he has provided such an entertaining distraction to my troubles that I find myself still turning to him whenever worry and stress overtakes me. Thank you Adam.

  • cwm

    melicert– I loved your post. I totally agree with you. Thanks.

  • Mieps

    Lane wanting to stay probably is saying something about Adam too. None of the diva stuff, ’cause she’d be happy to leave him.

    I’m stoked because Allison will be in Portland!

  • Planet Fierce

    Like another poster here, Adam also helped me through a rough patch (and it is not over) but he has provided such an entertaining distraction to my troubles that I find myself still turning to him whenever worry and stress overtakes me. Thank you Adam.

    Ahhh that would be me for sure and like you still going through it. BB keeps me in the pink mentally along with all of you..you all make me laugh so much sometimes. But he sets my spirit free when he sings (takes me to a place where I don’t have to think about my troubles for a bit) and renews my faith in humanity because of the kind of person he is. I am so grateful that he is on the planet. Did I say “on the planet”, well that would be me wouldn’t it? Well, that’s a thought I can run with, she smiles and goes to that happy place!!!

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    Like another poster here, Adam also helped me through a rough patch

    Me too…multiple times….

    I luv Adam’s smile and eyes

  • agathe.hb

    Hi, guys :) I have been reading the post for like two days now …. I am so happy it went back to “normal” and I loooooove MJ’s experiment – it has truly proved that she is doing a great job moderating!!! I truly don’t like negativity, enjoy reading all your funny and silly posts and as far as Adam’s favorite parts are concerned…. hmmmmm, that’s for me to know and you to find out ;)

  • tls62

    Love always wins in the end. :)

  • baebae

    It’s always nice to come home to Adam after a hard day’s work. ;) Tls, cwm left you a video and I some pics in the KISS 108 thread. :)

  • tls62

    Thanks baebae…..off to take a look!!

    You’re right….coming home after a long day to Adam is like getting your second wind! BTW….good thing I put Woohoo on my iPod. Sony Music shut the video down on YouTube. :(

  • baebae

    Thanks for the reminder, tls. Have to watch the WooHoo video. I was saving it for tonight. ;)

  • aa618892

    I finally broke down and ordered the FYE UK version because I just had to have the bonus songs on a real CD. Man! CLYG, Voodoo, MP, DTRH sound amazing on a good stereo from an original CD! All the kind of loud production that I was hearing on CLYG in more subdued and you can hear Adam’s voice so well. Tell me again why these bonus song can’t be singles? I think Voodoo could be a huge hit.

  • cwm

    Hey smeggs! If you’re here, did you see that Adam is going to be performing at the Puyallup Fair on Sept 21? Woohoo — another Washington date!
    http://puyallup.komonews.com/

  • cwm

    Here are great new photos from Wango Tango and the Boston KISS concerts…

    Wango Tango: http://img535.yfrog.com/gal.php?g=lambertadam250515msss.jpg

    Boston KISS: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeyh/page8/

    Also, I remember that some people really liked Adam’s performance of Sleepwalker at the Boston KISS concert. Here’s a very high quality close-up fan video of that performance. It’s oriented sideways, so it strains the neck a bit, but it’s worth it!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjSF1FK5UT0

  • luval

    Hi constalicious,

    Is it ok if I email you regarding getting DVD’s? I’ve been asking about this and someone mentioned you are the one to contact.

    Oh, and cwm like I mentioned on the Kiss108 thread you are correct that this is the most current Adam thread. Guess I just wanted to stay away for a short time.

    Thanks.

  • turquoisewaters

    Kiss 108 Sleepwalker video turned, so a bit easier on the neck:
    “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dFeubX0D9g” . Sorry don’t know how to do links, but I think you can figure it out from here.

  • cher

    luval, of course it’s okay to email constalicous. The offer was open to all Adam’s fans.

  • cher
  • cwm

    Nice. Thanks turquoisewaters.

  • cwm

    Here’s an interesting LA Times interview with Rickey Minor. He has some very nice things to say about Adam.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/americanidoltracker/2010/05/rickey-minor-on-his-idol-tenure-season-9-adam-lambert-and-the-pickler-that-got-away-.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    I like Rickey. Very very talented guy. And I like that he thinks so highly of Adam of course.

  • kepilynn

    Nice to be in such great company here! Adam brightens up my day and helps to take me away from all the negativity in the world. Ironically tho, reading hateful comments about him on certain pages brings out the protective animal in me! BUT… I try my best to keep myself in check because I don’t ever want to come across as ignorant as they are. Negativity + Negativity = INSANITY :D

  • luval

    JUst got up….thanks cher!

  • baebae

    Thanks, turquoisewaters! It’s in sync too. This one is easier on the neck, but I kind of like the original version because it fills more of the screen, so you can see his eyes better. Can I ask, did you need a special program to flip it, or is there some easy solution?

  • asifclueless

    HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!!
    Have a safe trip if you travel.

    Here is I JUST LOVE YOU by Adam Lambert.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpfDKbmG694&playnext_from=TL&videos=6AV5SZXH5EY

    Enjoy!!!

  • turquoisewaters

    baebae: Sorry I can’t take take any credit for turning the video and I don’t know what software you need to do it. Just found the turned version on youtube. Yep, those eyes.

  • baebae

    Oh. Well, thanks for finding it then. :)

  • revcat

    We need another Adam thread she said as she stared wistfully at the screen.

  • cher

    revcat:
    05/29/2010 at 10:07 pm
    We need another Adam thread she said as she stared wistfully at the screen.

    ITA revcat, but you know we’d better rest now, because starting next week on the GlamNation Tour, there’ll be no rest for months!!! lol
    I’ve not rested in a year!!! :)

  • cwm

    Hey everyone who’s still here–

    There’s still some of us hanging out in the old KISS 108 Boston concert Adam thread. Come join us there! There’s some new stuff there that you might not have seen yet. Baebae and I have been posting pictures. :-)