Idol Headlines for 01/06/12

Danny Gokey performs at the Grand Ole Opry
Lauren Alaina’s “Georgia Peaches” music video debuts on CMT at 8 am

Adam Lambert talks to Pressparty – I wrote ‘Outlaws’ about the many challenges the gay community faces and how hopeless it sometimes makes me feel. After I shared it with friends, it became clear that the lyrics could be interpreted in so many ways. I later visualized it underscoring scenes from ‘Bonnie and Clyde’, ‘Twilight’, ‘Milk’ or even ‘The Color Purple’. Adversity has many faces. My intention is that the tracks on ‘Trespassing’ strike a chord with all walks of life. – Read more at Press Party

X Factor’s Astro on the set of “Person of Interest”

Astro's photo Me and @TherealTaraji working on the set of "Person of Interest". Should've won that Oscar, she's a pro!
“Me and @TherealTaraji working on the set of “Person of Interest”. Should’ve won that Oscar, she’s a pro!” tweets X Factor alum, Astro.

Carrie Underwood Says Kids Would be a ‘Bad Idea’ Right Now – “I’m still a newlywed,” she explains to South Dakota radio station KIKN. “Next year being so busy, and I think 2013 is probably gonna end up being pretty busy as well, and my husband’s hockey schedule is absolutely insane. I really think it would be a bad idea. ‘Sorry, honey, you’re not gonna see the kids for a couple months because we’re all going on tour.’ I just don’t think that would be really fair, and we’re not ready. We’re enjoying spending time with each other and just having fun and being silly.” – Read more at The Boot

Haley Reinhart – Windy City Live – Two Minute Warning

Haley lightning round!

Windy City Live

GLEE PROJECT’s Lindsay Pearce to Lead UnderMotion’s LAST 5 YEARS, Opens Today – UnderMotion Production Corporation will present it’s debut production, The Last 5 Years, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, opening January 6th at 7:30 PM at the beautiful Brauntex Theatre in downtown New Braunfels, TX. Starring Lindsay Pearce from the hit tv show “Glee” and fourth place winner of the popular series “The Glee Project. – Read more at Broadway World

‘American Idol’ shouldn’t let Ryan Seacrest get away – Considering that Seacrest makes a reported $15 million a year, there are definitely cheaper options (for the record, I’m available and would do it for half the price). But this has the potential to become a legendary example of a business failing to recognize the value of the talent on hand and allowing its product to decay by doing things on the cheap. – Read more at MSNBC

Ricky Gervais Wants to Do Better Job Hosting This Year’s Golden Globes (Video) – “I got it a bit wrong I think the first time,” Gervais, who returns to host the Globes Jan. 15, told Matt Lauer in a Today show interview. “I tried too hard with the schtick, the comedy, and I should have just gone out there and done zingers, I think, because the attention span of someone at an award show, particularly the Golden Globe, is about a second.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Official Oscars Trailer

  • Kirsten

    Since we live blog the Oscars here at MJ, I hope this is okay. The first trailer ad for the Oscars is out and Billy Crystal is back! LOL. Robin Williams even shows up.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXGI9suAyBI

  • Anonymous

    Watched Lauren’s GP video. The diner concept is good but sorry, just can’t get into that song. As always though Lauren looks great, the camera loves her. Nice that she included some of her friends (sounds familiar).

  • BonnieDee

    Loved the song.  Liked the video.  I had a different vision for it, but I think it will appeal to the target audience of young girls.  Lauren also looks great. She shows girls you don’t have to be stick thin to be beautiful.  

  • CindyM

    Great interview with Adam and PressParty. He is so articulate and loved his words on his collaborators and his thought process for the album.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for posting this,Kirsten. I love Billy Crystal and am actually going to watch the Oscars this year because of him.

  • Anonymous

    GP has really grown on me was not a huge fan of that as a her choice of a single but I really have grown to like it for what it is a rocking song that is fun to dance to or just groove to in your car.
    I thougth the video was well done so much more interesting then LMMD. It is cool that Lauren’s friends could be in it and the camera does indeed love her.

  • Anonymous

    Great Adam interview.  Loved what he said about working with Pharrell.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    I loved Billy Crystal’s “you could have just texed.”  LOL!

  • Dakota01

    According to various tweets, it appears that Adam is shooting the video today for BTIKM. 

  • Anonymous

    It was a good interview. I would love to learn a little bit more about how the album has come together and if it was his idea to be the executive producer of his own album. Love to hear a bit more about working with Pharrell and how he liked getting together with Nikka Costa.

  • V Jemmy

    Love Billy Crystal hosting the Oscars.  Can’t wait.

  • CindyM

    Another tweet confirming Adams video being shot today:

    Dannel Escallon @ThisIsDannel
    on set today. new music video for Adam Lambert.

    He’s listed as a cinematographer on his profile.

  • sd34567

    Ugh.  So don’t want Billy Crystal.  He’s going to be boring.  I was actually excited about Eddie Murphy hosting.

  • windmills

    Carrie blog update, now has its own post per MJ’s request. Album news! Stella news!

  • Anonymous

    It was so funny how he described his first meeting with Pharrell, “unworthy dork”, lol. I am almost looking forward to all the new interviews with Adam as much as the new music, almost. He is just so good at it and he is a master at giving out just enough information that leaves you wanting more,ha.

  • Anonymous

    That MSNBC article about Seacrest was right on the money (lol).  IMO, viewers who go years back with him on the show like the familiarity and continuity that he offers.  He’s brilliant at what he does – I personally would hate seeing him leave.

  • Anonymous

    ThisIsDannel Dannel Escallon on set today. new music video for Adam Lambert.

    HaitianEv Ev Salomon Hello World!!!! Up early and set bound working with Adam Lambert today let’s see how it goes…. Have a nice day

    Did we know that Adam is shooting his music video today?

    ETA: haha oh Cindy of course beat me to it lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I agree.  I particularly liked this response:

    I was already quite settled in my sexual identity before American Idol.
    Upon becoming a public figure I found I had to classify and qualify
    constantly. There has been so much ‘role-model’ talk over the past
    couple of years and although I’m honored to be considered one, I have a
    hard time allowing it to dictate the artistic and personal decisions I
    make. In following my own instincts and marching to my own drum,
    hopefully I can inspire others to find the confidence to do the same.

    I love this response because it isn’t about people emulating Adam as some would regard a “role model”, but more about inspiring people to follow their own path.  As an artist, he shouldn’t allow any concerns about being regarded by some as a “role model” to impact his artistic and personal decisions.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, once again I’m struck by the fluidity and aptness of his interview responses.  This is a fairly serious set of questions, but my favs are probably those where his humor is evident – even slightly off-color (Leno?) – when he falls over laughing.  Sometimes watch those again just to cackle.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2K6LL4WPUTAY6TKG2VG3SYFA5M Erlinda

    Lauren’s video show time schedule :
    Fri: Jan.6  8:00 AM
    Fri: Jan.6  10:00 AM

    Sat. Jan 7  8:00 AM
    Sun: Jan 8  9:00 AM

    This explained why I can’t find the video of Lauren Alaina on CMT. I was just there. I missed it. I thought the video will be up for the day.

  • JazzRocks

    Me too. There’s lots more I’d like to know but there will be many more interviews, rest assured! :) Promo in infant stages right now.

    And YAY for shooting MV today! Another awesome somthin’ to look forward to.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s the video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT_8kWN11xo&feature=youtu.be

    Here’s the BTS :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBOAHIC_Zfg&feature=player_embedded#!

    I would not have chosen this concept cause there’s not much of a storyline, but I guess she had a low budget. Lauren plays well to the camera though, and I liked the dancing at the end.

  • Anonymous

    Jordin Sparks interview with John Jay and Rich from her home state of Arizona . She talks about her upcoming movie Sparkle as well as a birthday bash she is having in Las Vegas tomorrow night.

    http://johnjayandrich.1047kissfm.com/player/?art=Best+of+Johnjay+and+Rich&tra=Jordin+Sparks%3A+January+6th&omu=http://media.ccomrcdn.com/media/station_content/163/JORDIN_SPARKS_1-6-12_1325862263_16610.mp3

  • CindyM

    Ray Kay is shooting Adams video. He also shot FYE and a ton other videos :)

    http://m.facebook.com/raykaynorway?_rdr

  • Anonymous

    I had no idea he was shooting his music video today. Adam is full of surprises, which I kind of like. Yesterday it was the Ellen announcement, today the music video shoot and I also read somewhere yesterday, that Adam is also scheduled for another performances on the Leno show.

  • Anonymous

    YAY! For RAY KAY! FYE video remains my favorite.

  • Anonymous

    Oh good!  FYE video was my favorite so this should be good.  Promo is heating up!!

  • Anonymous

    Woot! I love FYE video! Really good news to hear he is shooting BTIKM. That video remains my favorite also. I hope we get some tweets and hints like we did with IIHY.

  • Anonymous

    I have been seeing the Leno performance rumor but is there any confirmation?

  • Anonymous

    Leno really?  Or was that from last week when when it was going about twitter that Adam was going to be on Leno when he revamped and it gave a Feb. date with other like Avril?
    If that was it the guy got old information.  That was from 2010.

    Though I don’t see why Adam won’t be on Leno this year. Just haven’t seen anything definate yet.

  • Anonymous

    LOL that quote for Ricky Gervais about the attention span of people at the GG….hahah I can’t wait for this years GG’s lol

  • Anonymous

    I just read about it yesterday and I haven’t seen any confirmation about it from the Leno show or Adam, so maybe it’s something just a rumor. I figure he’s going to eventually be on Leno, whether this rumor is true or not. He’s been on it three times and Jay seem like he was a big fan of Adam and loved his performances.

  • Anonymous

    yeah totally I put Leno in the defiantly gonna happen for promo category. lol

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait for Adam’s video.  The song provides for so many possible scenarios.  And Ray Kay is awesome (His last video Domino is a killer) and I think no band, because band members are scattered all over the place right now.  I’m happy about that.  It was getting old.

  • mmb

    A psychologist could have a field day analyzing Adam’s ( and presumably RCA’s) decision to use the same team to kick off the Trespassing era as for the FYE era (Dr Luke/Claude Kelly single, Ray Kay video)…. The similarities between the lead ups to each era are kinda eerie… Unauthorized cd? check. AMA appearance? Check. Scandal? Check. Luke/Kelly single? Check. Ray Kay video? Check. Lol.

  • Anonymous

    LOL let’s hope there is a different ending.  Let’s not jinx, I’m superstitious!

  • CindyM

    mmb, don’t forget the Queen lead singer rumor aspect too..

  • Anonymous

    Ray Kay is shooting Adams video. He also shot FYE and a ton other videos :)

    Does that mean we’ll get bondage and snakes?  

    Seriously, I’m curious about the concept for this video.  Will we get to see  the person Adam’s singing to?  Or will we get another WWFM camera lover?  

    I’m hoping that it’s different from WWFM.  I love that video, but I’m counting on Adam to start pushing the envelope.

  • CindyM
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D4PGLRRYPIRI6TG4OO7UWPG43M Cathy Kosak

    Not quite sure what that video is telling young girls…certainly not anything I’d want my just turned 17 daughter doing @2:00 am in a diner! think it’s totally in poor taste..Sorry Lauren, guess I didn’t expect that kind of video..thought you were different than this from all your interviews
    .

  • Kylee

    Tour preparations are starting!

    ScottyMcCreery
    Starting off the day in school n ending it in nashville w/ rehearsals.. #goodday

  • Indigobunting

    Happy to see Danny Gokey back at the Opry tonight; although I’ll be unable to listen.
    Despite being between labels, he is still being asked back on a regular basis- about every 8 weeks, starting 2 weeks after his first single was released :)

    Anxious to see Lauren’s video, hope Georgia Peaches does well- I like it.

    Anyone else tired of hearing interviewers bug Carrie about filling her womb?! I know people are interested, but that is a personal and annoying question to ask any woman, much less one in the public eye.

  • mmb

    Lol yes, forgot the Queen lead singer rumors. Now that all of the conditions precedent to an Adam album release have been met, let the Trespassing era begin!

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    I read online that Adam is going to be on Ellen in a week or so? I am literally counting down the days until this album comes out!

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Awesome! I love Ray Kay and how he captures the dark and sexiness of Adam. I can’t wait to see how this video turns out. So many possibilities. Adam likes to get involve and make decisions in everything, he’s such a control freak but I hope the video will be ready by the time radio starts picking up the song.

    Chartshowtv will premiere Adam’s Glam Nation Live Tour
    on UK media and TV before his official single and Trespassing album
    release.

    LeytonB Leyton Bracegirdle
    At last! I can
    announce, ahead of his comeback single, @Chartshowtv have exclusive
    rights to show @adamlambert ‘s GlamNation Tour in UK! 

  • http://twitter.com/Auntbert_ Josephine

    January 19th!

  • Anonymous

    Why do idol contestants always have to be so sqeeky clean?  In the real world, 17 year old girls are wired by evolution to naturally want to attract boys.  It’s a cute video and, as a mother myself, I was not, in the least, offended by it.

  • Anonymous

    They danced and poured sugar on the table I think thats a pretty tame night unless there is an unedited X rated version I missed. LOL

  • Blower

    Maybe some people thing…

    female idol alums = being nuns for the rest of their lives

  • Chris

    Yes, this was not a Taylor Swift budget video for Lauren but she worked it out. I liked the behind the scenes even more. Poor thing trying to fake drive. She’s still Lauren.

  • Chris

    DB987, don’t you know sugar causes cavities? ???

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if you can “un-like” something? 

    I don’t have an opinion on Lauren’s video since I haven’t watched it but hit “Like” to this comment re her video, in error….

    Oh well  :-) 

  • koshka

    He’ll get a desert shoot. It’s sort of an AI rite of passage. He hasn’t done one of those yet. LOL

  • Anonymous

    He went to Burning Man last year, do you think that would qualify as a desert shoot? Some pictures were taken and maybe a home video.

  • Anonymous

    Lol it was hard enough to muster up yawn for Lauren’s video let alone to work at finding something to be offended over….well maybe her hair. That black streak thing always makes me think of Priscilla Presley.

  • larc

    I’m thinking the one making the most decisions about Adam’s video isn’t Ray Kay, but Adam.  :)

  • Ringo

    Let’s see if I can slip one past the blog censors:

    I was trolling the federal court files for Adam’s case for copyright infringement and it appears a settlement is imminent.  This from a stipulation (an agreement between attorneys) filed with the court Wednesday:

    The parties’ transactional counsel have negotiated and agree upon the material terms of a settlement of this action and all the claims asserted herein. The negotiation and agreed upon materiaterms of that settlement agreement are reflected in a series of emails between said counsel dated between November 15 and December 21, 2011.Defendant’s (Adam’s) counsel have begun preparmg a settlement agreement and have committed to send a draft of that document to plaintiffs counsel by January 3, 2012.

    We are never likely to get access to the settlement agreement, but certainly this is fodder for rife speculation and spinning!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    If you click on the “Like” button again, you will “unlike” the post.  :)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    If you click on the “Like” button again, you will “unlike” the post.  :)

  • Anonymous

    Naaah, I’ll pass, there are too many great things going on with Adam right now to bother with this blatant cash grab.
    How soon do you think we’ll get the BTIKM video? Right around adds time or sooner? I think VH1 is chomping at the bit for a new Adam video. They’ve tweeted how much they miss him, lol. From what I saw, Adam’s MVs played a crucial role in how well his singles did, at least WWFM and IIHY. I remember IIHY started selling once the video was out. But can’t wait just to see new Adam stuff on TV again!

  • Anonymous

    The “AI rite of passage” desert shoot – so funny.  Kris’s both appeared desert-like – guess Adam’s due for one by now.  How about a Rudolph Valentino’s “The Sheik” updated with music – all flashing eyes and smoldering glances – I’d pay for that one – lol.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Why do idol contestants always have to be so sqeeky clean?”

    Because some viewers expect them to be “role models” for all young people everywhere, which is ridiculous.  Role models have to come from real life, not celebrities and definitely not artists.

  • Anonymous

    Can’t speaker for other artists but Adam usually take about 3 weeks from filming to air date. So most likely right around when BTIKM goes for adds on radio

  • Anonymous

    Must be the week for Idol videos in LA:@Michaelrayfilms

    >>>>>Headed
    to LOS ANGELES for the weekend to shoot a Reebok commercial and music
    videos for Daughtry and The Callout!<<<<<#WestCoastWurkin

    Unusual choice for director — his credits include music videos for Ludacris and Daddy Yankee; commercials for T-Mobile, Lamborghini, & Dr. Pepper.

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Preview for Chartshowtv365  Adam Lambert — Glam Nation Live Coming Soon….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zlXfjJ_hQM&feature=youtu.be

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Preview for Chartshowtv365  Adam Lambert — Glam Nation Live Coming Soon….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zlXfjJ_hQM&feature=youtu.be

  • CindyM

    I think the video will be ready right around the adds date too.  So excited for news on the video and love the videos that Ray Kay has directed.  VH1 does tweet about Adam alot, I’m hoping they’ll be as involved with him this time as they were during FYE!

    So many exciting things happening right now! Can’t wait for promo to get going, it’s been a long wait!! Well, for promo, Adam has pretty much kept himself visible during the down time.

  • Anonymous

    Is Daughtry doing another music video or the Reebok commercial?

  • http://twitter.com/HaleysShindig HaleysShindig

    Haley, cute as always:) 

  • Anonymous

    Music video, according to an earlier tweet from the director just before Christmas:
    “Yes! Working wit 1 of my favorite bands DAUGHTRY! Shooting their second
    single next month in LA. Looks like ill B in LaLaLand a lil longer!”

  • Dakota01

    I think VH1 will be just as supportive this era:

    VH1Top20 @VH1Top20
    VH1?s Top 20 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2012: http://on.vh1.com/zMcPmF incl. @VanHalen @AdamLambert @nodoubt & more!

  • Anonymous

     He’ll get a desert shoot. It’s sort of an AI rite of passage. He hasn’t done one of those yet. LOL

    As long as he doesn’t: 

    a) fall backwards off a piano
    b) set a bunch of things on fire

  • Kylee

    Scotty’s Mom tweeting from rehearsals!

    JudyMacGarner Judy Cooke McCreery
    Getting ready for the Paisley tour….can hardly wait…! pic.twitter.com/NEimN6vQ

    So far she has confirmed he will be singing “Dirty Dishes” and “Write My Number on Your Hand.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BHCD4X7GHJ23SMJ2M2RCQUSNUM Pat

    Jay Leno loves Adam. He was a big defender of him re ABC throwing Adam under  the proverbial bus during Adam AMA’s take 1.
    There is no way Adam will miss being on Leno.

  • sd34567
    If you click on the “Like” button again, you will “unlike” the post.  :)

    Wow.  That is true.  Now, if I “Like” a certain post on accident, I can “unlike” it.

     

  • Anonymous

    Great interview from Press Party.   Adam can always articulate his thoughts.   It cannot be easy, even in liberal Hollywood. to be a gay man.  I do believe that Adam has single handedly opened a main stream acceptance to male gay relationships,and he has paid a price for it.     He has the best voice in the music business today, and I feel certain that this alone will sustain him.   btw, he also is very good at dodging questions that get too personal about Sauli.   Way to go Adam.  

  • Anonymous

    Adam and Sauli won VH1′s couples hotness poll by 78% The interesting part to me was that they got votes from fans in 89 countries:

    http://www.thefablife.com/2012-01-06/adam-lambert-and-sauli-koskinen-are-this-weeks-hotness/

  • Anonymous

    Adam and Sauli won VH1′s couples hotness poll by 78% The interesting part to me was that they got votes from fans in 89 countries:

    http://www.thefablife.com/2012-01-06/adam-lambert-and-sauli-koskinen-are-this-weeks-hotness/

  • Ringo

    It cannot be easy, even in liberal Hollywood. to be a gay man.  I do believe that Adam has single handedly opened a main stream acceptance to male gay relationships,and he has paid a price for it.

    Seriously?  LOL  But it’s easy as hell to be a gay man in West Hollywood, right next door!  Not to denigrate what Adam has done, but I would think that it is far easier to be a out of the closet gay entertainer than many fields.  And I gotta think that actually accomplished gay men, like Elton John, movies like Broke Back Mountain and shows like Glee have had a far greater impact than Adam on America’s views on gay couples.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D4PGLRRYPIRI6TG4OO7UWPG43M Cathy Kosak

    maybe that’s 1/2 the problem …nobody (parents included) are ever offended, & kids think they’re invincible….guess what ,,,they aren’t…it’s to high of a price to pay…….

  • Anonymous

    So what is your point if not to denigrate what Adam has done? This isn’t a competition, all of these things and people have had an impact and thank goodness, on the slowly changing views toward LGBT Americans. I don’t think it is necessary to apply percentages.

  • Anonymous

    That Chartsnow guy is a total Glambert, lol. Nice to see the support for Adam in the UK. Hope he can break there this time around, but if not, their loss.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe we are just not offended at the same things you are but that doesn’t make you a better parent then us IMO.

  • Anonymous

    Well, you were offended so I guess there has to be some people who are offended by videos like this.  I really don’t see what feeling invincible has to do with her video, and what kind of price is Lauren paying?  I’m really not understanding where you are coming from?

  • Anonymous

    Love the pressparty interview, Adam is just so articulate, could watch interviews of him talking all day..(actually, probably have!!!)……the choice of photos is pretty good too.

    Can’t wait to see what they come up with for the music video.

    and to Ringo, about your Glee comment. I remember during season 1 I was talking to my teenage son and his friend about Glee, and they weren’t impressed and said that if they were gay, watching Glee would not make them want to come out, given how Kurt especially was portrayed and treated. Adam certainly does a lot for gay rights, but is more a ‘role model’ for everyone in the way he always inspires people to be proud of themselves.

  • Anonymous

    And wow to the Hottest couple poll…….I didn’t even know there was 89 countries!!!! will admit to there being at least a couple of votes from Hong Kong.

  • http://twitter.com/lorismile1 Lori

    PressParty interview was awesome!   Not only does he sing words better than most people, he speaks them better also.

    VIDEO TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   I think I was grinning all day at work!!  And the same guy that did FYE!!!!  

    Adam on Ellen!!!!!!!!!!!    

    Adam and Sauli are hot!!!  (tell me something I don’t know)

    Adam on VH1 and MSN’s Major Releases for 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      http://music.msn.com/2012-new-music-guide-major-albums/photo-gallery/feature/?photoidx=4#scptmt

    And it’s only just the beginning!!!!!    Soooooo excited!!!!!  Can you tell?  lol

  • Anonymous

    Lol, well I have to admit I didn’t get around to voting on this one, but I guess it wasn’t needed. 89 countries is pretty amazing. The only thing I vote on is VH1 because that really correlates to sales but I gotta say this was pretty cool though. Tough competition with NPH and cute partner and babies too, lol.

  • TurkeyIdol

    Yeah 89 is kind of crazy, but I looked it up and that isn’t even half of the 196 countries in the world. Here is a list FYI :)
    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_many_countries_are_there_in_the_world

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BHCD4X7GHJ23SMJ2M2RCQUSNUM Pat

    If its so easy why are so few actors out and why was Adam the first OUT gay man signed to a major label?
    Elton John was in the closet for decades before finally coming out….. long after he was already famous.

  • http://twitter.com/lorismile1 Lori

    Adam will be on The Tonight Show with Leno the 17th!!!!  Woohoo!!!  

    http://www.adamofficial.com/us/news/upcoming-tv-appearances-adam 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S7SESS3YJTJIQGNSE7PL5YUEGQ Silas Warner

    “If its so easy why are so few actors out and why was Adam the first OUT gay man signed to a major label?”

    He wasn’t the first and he isn’t alone. Where did this meme come from?

  • Anonymous

    Wow I was ecpecting that around album drop time

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    If you read the Pressplay interview Adam said when it comes to movies and TV, gays have a much easier time in the industry and let’s not forget those shows are all scripted not real life. In the music industry it’s still a battle. Being the first openly gay artists signed to a major label in the US says a lot. Elton John is British who came out long after he had a successful career. What’s funny is that even with liberal Hollywood being more accepting the good majority of America still hasn’t. If you read any comments under any of Adam’s articles the homophobia comes out in full force. It sad and disturbing at what people say. What exactly does accomplished gay men really mean? How can you use Broke Back Mountain as an example when the actors portrayed are straight in real life. lol. It’s fake. Adam is living a real life not a fake Hollywood scripted life.

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    He wasn’t the first and he isn’t alone. Where did this meme come from?

    Lol. Here we go again. The Times and his label RCA has identified Adam Lambert as the first openly gay mainstream pop artist to launch a career on a major label in the United States. The End.

  • sd34567

    Well, you know how fans are.  They think he’s the first to do everything.

    But yeah, I don’t know where that meme came from, either.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D4PGLRRYPIRI6TG4OO7UWPG43M Cathy Kosak

    you really don’t have to understand,.I just hope her choices are the right ones..for her personally,for her career ,but mainly for her future….best of luck to her..

  • Ringo

    My point is not to denigrate Adam.  What he has done is beyond admirable.  My point really was triggered by the comment that “Adam has single handedly opened a main stream acceptance to male gay relationships.”  When I read over-the-top statements like this, I have to tap “bullshit.”  Saying that others have done as much or more for acceptance of gay relationshps does not knock Adam off his pedestal.  It’s just to point out that there are a lot of pedestals with people who should be admired, and putting Adam alone is unfair to them and to Adam. 

    In terms of gay acceptance, I recommend this top 100 50 list (Adam is # 10 which is pretty damn good) http://www.afterelton.com/people/2011/02/top-50-gay-musicians?page=0,8 .  It shows that there have been many openly gay musicians who have signed to major labels.  As for Adam, though, ” He is the first openly gay mainstream pop artist to launch his career on a major label.”

    ETA Yes, Brokeback Mountain starred two straight men who lived closeted lives, but I think for many straight people, it gave an deeper insight into the horrible crap gays who are closeted had to go through. It started a national coversation and it is silly to suggest that Adam’s career or action come anywhere close to its impact. See http://www.psychologyoftheself.com/newsletter/2007/roughton.htm for an interesting discussion.

    The reaction to Glee by some teenage boys is surprising because the pundits reaction is different. See http://www.popeater.com/2011/03/16/glee-gay-kiss-chris-colfer-darren-criss/ and this quote:

    “‘Glee’ has raised the bar of what it means to be inclusive on TV, and viewers are tuning in by the millions, sending a clear message to networks that Americans not only accept gay and lesbian characters, but they are beginning to expect them,” GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios tells PopEater. “It’s stories like Kurt and Blaine’s that continue to remind gay youth everywhere that there’s nothing wrong with being who you are.”

  • CindyM

    The AfterElton list is interesting.  Notable that the majority of that top 10 came out or confirmed their sexuality after they had already had success.  Interesting.

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    Yes, Brokeback Mountain starred two straight men who lived closeted lives, but I think for many straight people, it gave an deeper insight
    into the horrible crap gays who are closeted had to go through. It
    started a national coversation and it is silly to suggest that Adam’s
    career or action come anywhere close to its impact. See http://www.psychologyoftheself… for an interesting discussion.

     

    Broke Back Mountain hasn’t done jack for the progression of gays in America other than give some gay men out there eye candy to lust over. lol

    ETA: I agree the “Adam has single handeldy” statement was a little OTT but it doesn’t change Adam’s place in pop music.

  • http://twitter.com/whiskey401 Whiskey

    What’s also interesting is that a lot of them are British.

     

  • getgetaway

    I disagree that “he has single handedly opened a main stream acceptance to male gay relationships”.  Adam’s so-called popularity is still within the AI bubble.  He is far from a mainstream household name.  He doesn’t even have a platinum album in the US and tends to live his life in the gossip rags.

    And so far he and the boyfriend’s biggest claim to fame is getting drunk, getting verbally abusive with one another and then being hauled off to jail.

  • http://twitter.com/lorismile1 Lori

    Well, went to hit reply and hit liked instead.  Didn’t mean to do that!  I certainly don’t agree with anything you said.  

    Idol bubble?  Don’t think so.  Maybe it helps for people here to think that but Queen called him and asked him to perform on one of the biggest televised worldwide shows.  I don’t call that “within the AI bubble”.  His album is on a lot of most anticipated lists for 2012, with big name company.  I don’t call that “within the AI bubble.”

    Apparently your idea and my idea of of the meaning of “within the AI bubble” are two completely different things, but I find that happens a lot with “Idol watchers” where Adam is concerned.

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

    Adam is popular outside the AI Bubble. lol. I guess some people just don’t like to see the facts…Adam is  Internationally known. Most people I talk to know who Adam Lambert is….This year will prove his haters wrong once and for all.

  • JazzRocks

    Most celebrities have haters. Nothing unusual about that with Adam. It’s the extent of the ugliness that is directed at him that is unusual. I still have a hard time coping with it after 3 years & that is why I rarely read the comments sections of articles.
    I totally agree with your first sentence!

  • revcat

    Excellent post! Agree with everything you said!

  • Foursquare

    Whether Adam is actually internationally known – is hugely debatable. Because most of the people I talk to have no clue to who Adam Lambert is. And if he expects a career in the public, he will have to take the good – and the bad that comes with it.

    When it comes to Adam, it seems to be great for the press to print good stories about him – but not when it does not put him in a positive light.

  • ryuryu10

    Can you actually name a single American artist that is young and openly gay that is having more mainstream success then Adam in the music industry? Out Magazine ranks the 50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America every year and Adam is the only young gay celeb who is in their Top 50 list. Google used Adam’s video message in their Google Chrome Commercial featuring the ‘It Gets Better’ project. He has been publicly honored by LGBT organizations like Equality California and PFLAG. I would never claim that Adam has single handedly opened a main stream acceptance to male gay relationships. But It’s clear to me that many industry people who live outside the Idol bubble recognize his star power and think that his success is another positive step towards the gay community. 

  • Foursquare

    I don’t think anyone is claiming that Adam has not contributed positvely to the gay community.  But in all fairness, he has done some things that are not as positive.  Like the recent inicident of him getting wasted, having a public brawl with Sauli where it escalated to the point of the cops coming to take them to a drunk tank. He also got a lot of flack from the gay community for not pubically say he was gay when he was competing on American Idol.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think anyone is claiming that Adam has not contributed positvely to the gay community.  But in all fairness, he has done some things that are not as positive.  Like the recent inicident of him getting wasted, having a public brawl with Sauli where it escalated to the point of the cops coming to take them to a drunk tank. He also got a lot of flack from the gay community for not pubically say he was gay when he was competing on American Idol.

    Which is one of the challenges he faces.  Whatever he does (or doesn’t do) is scrutinized from both sides.  He got flack from people for “pushing a gay agenda” simply by existing, while simultaneously getting called out by LGBTQ press and blogs for not being gay enough.  But if Adam has any message to give, it’s be yourself, which means you have to push against any pressure that’s on you to conform.

    As for his “not as positive” contributions, why should the Finnish Incident be any reflection on the gay community?  Because it took place at a gay club?  Is this the first time any gay person ever got drunk?

    And, if another celebrity gets drunk, is that a reflection on their demographic? I’m trying to think of a celebrity who gets called out like that, who isn’t a complete trainwreck — like Lindsay Lohan or Britney Spears.  Can’t think of any. 

    But even when the trainwrecks are called out, their behavior isn’t seen as letting down a whole community.  Robert Downey, Jr. had numerous drunken/drugged encounters, finally leading to his spending months in prison.  But nobody suggested that his behavior reflected badly on the male community, the straight male community, the straight white male community, or the community of people named after their fathers.  

  • ryuryu10

    I think some people need to stop acting like they know the best way a gay man should behave. If Adam is not the super model of homosexuality
    that you expect him to be, please feel free to step away from the computer, go into the real world and become the star and beacon of gayness for all of us. Then come back and tell me if everyone(gay and straight) agreed with every single thing you did or every move you made.

  • buzzenator

    Please…this has really gotten off topic…we were talking about Haley! :D

  • JazzRocks

    You made great points. Does anyone judge the “straight male community” because of the antics of a few? Especially when it seems to be a one-time occurrence? Is any other straight male (or female for that matter) expected to carry the burden of being a role model for an entire community? That concept is ludicrous and is asking far too much of Adam Lambert. He’s a singer and is there to entertain us. Which he does endlessly!