Adam Lambert – 20/20 Interview – David Bowie and Muse for the Tour! – VIDEO

Update: I just added a couple of web extra clips (not included in the televised interview) one is a brief interview with Adam’s brother Neil.

21 October 2021
21 October 2021

Check out the video of Adam Lambert’s interview by Chris Connelly on ABC’s 20/20 tonight.

Connelly pretty much covering the same ground as the Rolling Stone interview, gave Adam the opportunity to say, out loud, the words many have been wanting to hear–“I Am Gay.”

Adam’s mother, Leila was interviewed, and there was a nice cross-cut between her and Adam, describing the moment he came out to her in his late teens.

Also, clips of Adam rehearsing for the American Idol summer tour, had him performing David Bowie’s “Fame” as well as Muse’s “Starlight”. It’s a pretty good bet he’ll be performing both when the Top 10 hit the road starting July 5 in Portland, OR.

A tiny digression: I got my US magazine in the mail yesterday, with Adam in a little sidebar on the cover with the obligatory headline “I Am Gay”. Inside, Adam shares his feelings on the RS cover with US, “I’m really happy with it. The cover looks great…I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.”

Video after the JUMP…


Web extra: Neil Lambert talks about Adam:

Web extra: Adam and the Rolling Stone cover, the snake was Adam’s idea:

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213 Comments

  1. MJ- there is also a piece in this weeks Entertainment Weekly.
    Thanks for the clip.

  2. It’s soo short. woow, but the possibility to hear him perform Bowie and Muse~~ won’t complain :blush_tb:

  3. They also talked to Adam’s brother Neil and posted it on their website.

    I loved the clip of him singing “Starlight”! I wished it was longer, grr. I miss hearing Adam sing. Interviews are always good too though.

  4. Ha Ha at the end of the interview he stirred the pot a little saying who will the lucky girl be, Ha Ha.

  5. OMG! Now all kinds of women, girls, etc are going to be dreaming about being the LUCKY one!!! LOL….he is just fabulous!

  6. While watching, I wanted to tell Chris to pipe down so we could hear Adam sing longer during his rehearsal. Adam is very lucky to have such a loving mother.

  7. My mother really wants to go to the Idol Tour (for Adam), so I will take her (I like Adam too). Bowie and Muse? Makes it all the better. I am wondering what else rounds out his set (which he said was five songs).

  8. I laughed out loud at Adam’s final comment about the lucky woman. That boy knows how to work it. I flove him. And if I wasn’t married and ten years older than he is, I would so be trying to get him drunk in a dark bar in the near future. Yeah, I said it!

  9. OMG! Now all kinds of women, girls, etc are going to be dreaming about being the LUCKY one!!! LOLà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.he is just fabulous!

    lol… he’s a clever boy

    Love the thought of him doing the Bowie and Muse songs on the tour. Thanks for the clip

  10. Adam is such a tease. Was that stylist guy flirting with him? ha ha

  11. Adam is such a tease. Was that stylist guy flirting with him? ha ha

    oh totally ….lol

  12. I noticed they left out the part about Kris and how attractive he is. Interesting. The ending seems totally manufactured to me. I’ve never understood this “bi-curious” term and I’m totally puzzled by the “sexuality is universal” comment. As far as I’m concerned, it pretty much comes down to which sex you’d like to nail, and to me, stating “I’m gay” means you want to nail those of the same sex, exclusively. Being attracted to (sexually) both sexes makes you bisexual. So, if you’re gay, why are you making out with women when you don’t find them sexually attractive? Sounds like some male variation of “lipstick lesbians.” Or the gay version of “open marriage.”

  13. Haha, Oh Adam. Poor guy is going to have crowds of women trying to get him drunk so they can be “the one.”

    Aw, I loved hearing him and his mom talk about when he came out to her….that is such a sweet mother/son relationship they have! Beautiful.

    Muse AND Bowie??? Ugh, I might have to make that 5 hour trip to Dallas after all…and just pray I’m not too tired to drive back to Houston right afterwards for my Coldplay concert the next day. hmm…

    ETA: Maybe bi-curious just means he is more of a 4 or 5 on the Kinsey scale than a total 6? (6 is exclusively homosexual, 3 is bisexual, and 0 is completely straight…)

  14. Newshoud61

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve never understood this à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“bi-curiousà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  term and Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m totally puzzled by the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“sexuality is universalà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  comment.

    I looked up bi-curious because I wasn’t sure what it meant. Here is the wikipedia definition. It does sound like Adam does fit the bi-curious definition.

    Bi-curious is a term used to refer to someone who does not identify as bisexual or homosexual but feels or shows some curiosity in a relationship or sexual activity with someone of the same sex. The term can also apply to a person who generally identifies as homosexual but feels or shows some interest in having a relationship with someone of the opposite sex. The terms homoflexible and heteroflexible are also applied to bicuriosity
    The term bi-curious implies that the individual has had no sexual experienceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ or very littleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ of that sort, but may continue to self-identify as bi-curious if they do not feel they have adequately explored these feelings, or if they do not wish to identify as bisexual.

    ETA- I enjoyed the 20/20 interview, but it’s nice to think we can move on from Adam’s personal life and focus on the music.

  15. So far I’m VERY happy with what we’ve heard about his tour set. He said he gets 5 songs. I REALLY hope they’re all new songs. I don’t want to hear “Mad World” for the billionth time.

    So we have so far:

    1) “Starlight” by Muse
    2) “Fame” by David Bowie
    3) ??
    4) ??
    5) ??

    And there was one Tweet showing sheet music for “Barracuda”. Most are assuming that’s for Allison, but you never know it could be Adam! Or maybe that’s what they’re dueting on.

  16. I think he said it, not bisexual, just bi-curious~ you know, everyone is curious, just like you would be curious about sth. you’ve never tried~~ and sometimes, I do think, oh, I’m really curious about what if I’m a les? that’s just curiosity~~

    plus, I’m really moved by his family’s support! Leila is really a great mother!

  17. I am not exactly sure what the difference is between bi-sexual and bi-curious. Does he mean that he is MOSTLY attracted to men but is just interested in women? Was he just being facetious when he said he would make out with women if he had enough liquor in him? I guess so. I am so there if he would like a lady friend. LOL

    I was disappointed that we didn’t get Negative Neil IN the segment. Most people won’t know he’s on the website, right?. I went to Neil’s blog and he is blogging about New Yorkers. I don’t expect Adam will be coming up again for quite some time.

    I desperately need to hear some new Adam music! How many times can I re-watch his Idol performances? The Tour cannot start soon enough. YouTube!!!

  18. I looked up bi-curious because I wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t sure what it meant. Here is the wikipedia definition. It does sound like Adam does fit the bi-curious definition.

    Bi-curious is a term used to refer to someone who does not identify as bisexual or homosexual but feels or shows some curiosity in a relationship or sexual activity with someone of the same sex. The term can also apply to a person who generally identifies as homosexual but feels or shows some interest in having a relationship with someone of the opposite sex. The terms homoflexible and heteroflexible are also applied to bicuriosity
    The term bi-curious implies that the individual has had no sexual experienceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ or very littleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ of that sort, but may continue to self-identify as bi-curious if they do not feel they have adequately explored these feelings, or if they do not wish to identify as bisexual.

    So basically, anyone who isn’t a homophobe falls under this category.

  19. His brother posts about the 20/20 interview on his site. He was quite looking forward to seeing himself on TV. Pity they cut it. Neil sounds like he’s quick with the quip. Talented family, the Lamberts.

    I had to laugh at Adam’s ‘bi-curious’ comments. Sounds like he’s open to new experiences. I daresay he’ll have ample opportunity to explore! Wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t that put the gossip rags panties in a twist! Adam out with a girl! Ha!

    Hope he plans to continue attending Burning Man. I went back when it was still in San Francisco (it used to be held on the beach) à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ back when it was just a bonfire and solstice gathering. I went twice with some Wiccan friends (the original gatherings predate the whole à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹burning manà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ ethos entirely). Just some 60’s refugees (and artists like me) out to celebrate the different. I havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t been since it moved to the desert.

    Anyway – loved the interview. Wish it was longer. I got the feeling the entire thing was truncated to make room for the other subjects (neither of which interested me). Pity they didn’t let us hear him sing more. Muse and Bowie, eh? Cool beans!

  20. I seem to recall that Adam said somewhere along the way that he wanted to do RoF on tour. Of course, even if they plan on it these things have a way of changing at the last minute. I sure wouldn’t mind, though….

  21. Adam is a smart boy, he throws out the comment about being bi-curious to keep all the panties in a twist. Smart boy!
    There are thousands and thousands of women who find him incredibly attractive and sexy who know he is gay, so, he is right when he says “sexy is sexy”

  22. I’m straight, but if I had a few drinks and Angelina Jolie strolled in, I might be curious. I think that’s all Adam means. He’s gay. But he still finds women beautiful and/or interesting and he may someday see where it goes. He seems like a pretty experimental guy, so he’s open to new things. I seriously doubt he’d ever end up with a woman long term, though.

  23. In regards to bisexual vs. bi-curious: I am of the opinion it’s about love/relations vs. just sex. I would have no problem sleeping with/making out with a woman, but being in love and being able to carry out a relationship? Probably not. I would not consider myself bisexual because of that, but I guess it could fall under bi-curious. Not that it’s the definition used by Adam, but that is how I would differentiate it.

  24. This was a great short interview. Adam comes off as vulnerable when he talks about wanting to be in love, confident when he talks about being gay, and childlike when he speaks on living his childhood dream of being a rock star. He is so real to me that it is refreshing.

    I love the way they intertwined his different songs in the interview from AI and his musical plays. We really got to hear different facets of his voice. I loved the Muse and Bowie clips too. The interview to me focused a lot on his music as well as his sexuality. And of course it was great to intertwine his mother in there. Great job!

    He is really going to rock that tour!

  25. newshound61 Jun 12th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    I noticed they left out the part about Kris and how attractive he is. Interesting. The ending seems totally manufactured to me. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve never understood this à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“bi-curiousà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  term and Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m totally puzzled by the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“sexuality is universalà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  comment. As far as Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m concerned, it pretty much comes down to which sex youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d like to nail, and to me, stating à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m gayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  means you want to nail those of the same sex, exclusively. Being attracted to (sexually) both sexes makes you bisexual. So, if youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re gay, why are you making out with women when you donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t find them sexually attractive? Sounds like some male variation of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“lipstick lesbians.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Or the gay version of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“open marriage.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    The fact that Adam is becoming more attracted to females and may one day take it further than making out will determine whether he then says that he is bi. A good friend of mine proclaimed she was gay as a young teen and was in your face with it until she met this guy (after screaming from the roof tops that there was no such thing as bi for 20 some odd years) and they ended up getting married. You just never know.

  26. It’s not letting me edit my comment now. Odd.

    Anyway:

    So far Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m VERY happy with what weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve heard about his tour set. He said he gets 5 songs. I REALLY hope theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re all new songs. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want to hear à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Mad Worldà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  for the billionth time.

    So we have so far:

    1) à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Starlightà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  by Muse
    2) à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Fameà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  by David Bowie
    3) ??
    4) ??
    5) ??

    I would be surprised if Mad World wasn’t there, but who knows? Maybe he will leave it off. He said he would like to do RoF. I think Whole Lotta Love would fit that set as well. Those would be my guesses.

  27. So excited to watch this interview when it comes on in CA!

    Are we sure then that he is doing Starlight and Fame (so glad I have tickets for this thing!)? For example, it doesn’t seem possible that Fame is going to be a group number and he was just rehearsing his part, or something along those lines? Also, does it seem like he’ll be picking one more new song and then two idol performances, or will the last three likely be songs from the season?

  28. The great news keep piling on today.
    I love that he chooses Fame of all the Bowie songs, so appropriate for him.

    But I wonder what does it mean for his future record? He chooses to perform two great rock songs and I love him for that (really want some video footage now), but doesn’t he want to go more the Lady Gaga, Katy Perry way?

  29. Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s budget for alcohol: $0

    LMAO! That boy’s got free drinks FOR LIFE!

  30. Ha. By reading these comments Adam is still keeping people guessing, whether its the bi-curious statement or what his album is going to be due to him singing Muse and Bowie on the tour. He really knows how to keep people talking about him. lol That will be a great asset in the future.

  31. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m totally puzzled by the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“sexuality is universalà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  comment.

    I understand that comment. All of my girlfriends – who are straight – have celebrity girl crushes. I’ve got one on Heidi Klum. Maybe it takes a secure person to admit that another person of the same sex is hot (when you are straight). Who knows? But there have to men out there with man crushes on Johnny Depp. C’mon!

    I also had a number of girlfriends in college who were “bi-curious,” at least at the time. They made out with girls occasionally at parties. They weren’t bisexual but they were curious, had a girl crush and just had fun. It didn’t mean anything, it was just fun. These definitely weren’t wild girls and they were smart (honors students at UCLA). And most of them are now married and successful. lol.

    Adam was obviously enjoying being partly provocative with his last comment, but I bet he was also completely serious. He seems open to most anything.

  32. Fabulous post, LisaE, and I agree with every word you said. Except for Heidi…mine’s Angelina (see upthread). LOL.

  33. Yeah, I don’t really like the “ending” because it feels a little contrived but I blame 20/20. and what was up with that setting? they couldn’t have sprung for a barbara walters look with nicer chairs and fake trees in the background? hehe

    I’m thinking the other 3 songs on his sets are ones he did before. I was also reading Anoop’s comcast interview and he’s saying it’s more solos so if anything, there’s probably only that one duet between Adam and Allison that might be a 6th song or part of his 5 song set. I’m thinking the format will probably be more like season 5 then.

  34. I thought what he meant by “sexuality is universal” was, essentially, if he’s sexy, he can be sexy to anyone, regardless of orientation, etc.

    Just watched the video–thx MJ. “Who’s the lucky girl?” I think he’s being honest but keeping the girls (and their wallets) interested.

  35. Great interview. I’m now waiting for the bloggers in the gay community who have been so nasty to him about not coming out to attack him for the bi-curious comments. Some people will find a way to spin anything he says negatively, so I’m sure it’s coming.

    I love that his mother is so supportive and I also see his vulnerability in talking about love and everyone deserving it. I also enjoyed seeing the different musical styles including “The Ten Commandments”. I got that DVD so that I could see Adam’s performance, I know it’s going to be cheezy as hell, but I’ll endure for Adam. I love that guy.

    I absolutely cannot wait for the July 20th show in Phoenix. Booked our hotel rooms today, but it can’t come fast enough.

  36. OMG! What is he singing in this segment? (Not the Starlight clip) Is that Bowie?

    OOOOOOOOOH! It’s gonna be soooooooooo good! I love him singing!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s budget for alcohol: $0

    There will beer kegs tied to his tour bus, I tell you, beer kegs.

    I just have to say that all of the media attention on Adam’s sexuality has made for some great conversations here at MJ’s. I’ve really enjoyed this discussion and I appreciate what I have learned from my fellow posters. I would like to think that the RS article and the 20/20 interview have also stimulated healthy conversations in homes, offices and schools as well. If it has, then maybe some good has come out of the media prying into Adam’s personal life.

  38. newshound61 :

    As far as Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m concerned, it pretty much comes down to which sex youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d like to nail, and to me, stating à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m gayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  means you want to nail those of the same sex, exclusively. Being attracted to (sexually) both sexes makes you bisexual.

    These are just blanket terms people made up to try to make sense of it all. It’s more complex than heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual. imho.

    So, if youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re gay, why are you making out with women when you donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t find them sexually attractive?

    Curiosity? Horniness? Because you like the person? Because everyone else does it? People do what they do, there’s no rulebook. They’re not required to stick to a set list.

  39. I’m just glad that when Adam thinks of women he doesn’t think “Ewww! COOTIES!” :tongue1_tb: Because I’ve known some gay men utterly disgusted by the mere THOUGHT of being with a woman. So it’s nice to know that Adam at least appreciates us!

  40. I bet he hated that they used that end note on Mad World..lol.

    I know! I was thinking the same thing. The one real bum note he had and it’s played on every interview clip.

  41. I bet he hated that they used that end note on Mad World..lol.

    I had the exact same thought when I saw that they used that clip!

  42. Entertainment Weekly loves them some Adam!!!

    As noted, Adam is in this week’s issue, under News and Notes. There is a picture of Dradam (Drake LaBry and Adam) and the lead is:

    A Public-Coming-Out & Three Record Deals. Yada yada, been there, read and heard that. Small pic of Kris on the bottom, looking adorable. As for Danny: Says an Idol rep, There’s nothing to report yet.

    Except for Danny’s eyewear deal, that is. :)

  43. If I’ve learned anything about Adam, it’s that he’s honest & will take risks. With this in mind, I don’t think he would make these ‘bi-curios’ statements if he didn’t mean them. I don’t think he’d just throw that out there for his female fantards if he knew he really has zero interest in ever taking physical relations with a woman further than kissing.

    And, if you think about what we saw Adam do on the Idol stage – Ring of Fire, Whole Lotta Love, his KISS outfit (& of course his many outfits we’ve all seen on YouTube prior to Idol) – it’s really not that much of a leap to think that he might, just might, have sex with a woman. There seems to be nothing he won’t try at least once.

  44. Thanks MJ! My husband was busy watching hockey during 20/20 so he watched the clip here. (He really likes Adam, in his own “guyish” way. LOL)

    I also told my husband I might be “gay”. I actually said this to him around lunch time on one of my extended Adam gushes. He laughed at me. But I do relate to Adam in so many ways. Adam just has me thinking… And I do think Adam is a role model for teens who think that being different(in whatever way) is “wrong/weird/scary” or whatever. Adam is cool and honest. That makes a great role model to me.

    I can’t wait to hear him sing “Fame”… I love that song.

  45. I loved this interview.It showed a new side of adam.I think he is more vulnerable in this interview then any other.The thing about him not
    getting to do what other boys his age did like falling in love made me feel for him.He really is one of a kind.

    I wonder if Kris,Allison or Danny will sing something new? I want Kris to sing something by Damien Rice or something unexpected.

  46. From the twitters I have seen, it looks like everyone will be singing new stuff

  47. ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s really not that much of a leap to think that he might, just might, have sex with a woman.

    I like dreamin’ . . . cause dreamin’ can make you mine

  48. Interview is wayyy too short. Love the relationship between him and his mom (such a cool parent). LOL at the python on my crotch and the bi-curious comments. That boy sure knows how to cover all bases! :) Love Starlight and wish I could go to the AI concert :(((
    Totally get what he said about universal sexuality (‘sexy is sexy’) though. Very few people would have that appeal and Adam definitely has it.

  49. this interview reminded me of how much i’ve missed the weekly fix of adam performing something new! since i’d already read the RS piece there wasn’t much else new to be said, but those short clips set me back into withdrawl. — did love seeing his mom — she was as natural and spontaneous as adam. no wonder he turned out so well. as for bi-curious, that’s not at all confusing to me, i don’t understand what’s difficult for people to grasp. he identifies as gay but he’s aware that he sort of sometimes gets the feeling women might be nice too! he knows he hasn’t really explored that possibility yet — he’s just musing on it in that unfiltered way he speaks in the RS piece as well. here’s a hypotheses: maybe he’s feeling a lot more secure about his sex appeal now and so he’s more open to anything/person that might capture his imagination. since he speaks so honestly (to his detriment sometimes — reading all the comments about drug use here i can see that) i think there’s no doubt having sex with a woman is in adam’s future — but that does not make him bisexual. i like to think of him as polymorphously perverse (using my psych major freud here). i also just like to think of him bec he’s just so fabulous and appealing!

  50. If Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve learned anything about Adam, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s that heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s honest & will take risks. With this in mind, I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think he would make these à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹bi-curiosà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ statements if he didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t mean them.

    I just don’t think Adam looks at himself or the world in “labels”. If someone is sexy then they just are. Some people do appeal to both genders. Angelina Jolie is an example. Adam is another one. Both men and women are attracted to him. Adam prefers men definitely, but if a woman came along that got him thinking… maybe he would.. maybe he wouldn’t? Personally I see nothing wrong with that, but thats just me.

    That to me is the confusion some people have with Adam. They want to put him a “box” whether its musical genre, sexuality, etc. I just don’t think Adam sees the world in black or white. There’s a big gray area in the middle, and he embraces it. Life is too short not to.

  51. Oh I forgot to add…love his mom! Adam is an example of what happens when parents listen to & love & encourage their children – even when they don’t fit the mold parents may have in mind for them. Without support from his parents, support of his sexual preference but also nurturing his amazing talent, we may never have met Adam, & that is a sad, sad thought.

  52. There are thousands and thousands of women who find him incredibly attractive and sexy

    Oh, you don’t actually know that for a fact.

  53. polymorphously perverse

    I had to wiki that. Again, I have to tip my hat to my fellow posters for educating me. I don’t grasp it all, but I find it very interesting.

  54. hereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a hypotheses: maybe heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s feeling a lot more secure about his sex appeal now and so heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s more open to anything/person that might capture his imagination. since he speaks so honestly (to his detriment sometimes à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  reading all the comments about drug use here i can see that) i think thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s no doubt having sex with a woman is in adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s future à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  but that does not make him bisexual. i like to think of him as polymorphously perverse (using my psych major freud here). i also just like to think of him bec heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s just so fabulous and appealing!

    That’s what I think too. Although, I’d like to know more about what “polymorphously perverse” is! Tell me more!

  55. Lambert looks terrific – appears as though he’s lost weight and finally gotten some rest. And, as he’s noted – he’s “living his dream.” This must make him so very happy – and it shows – with his sense of humor being one of his most attractive traits. Hope, too, he finds that someone to love – some fear that his fame might make that more difficult. Believe, in addition, that it’s important for him to let the media know that it’s now time to drop the subject – he’s made his statement and that should be enough. A certain reserve is enormously attractive in anyone. Am looking forward very much to his first album – a talent such as this doesn’t come along very often. Simon’s praise for Lambert used adjectives such as “brilliant,” “unique,” and “unforgettable.” L. is certainly all those and more. (And must say – just loved that little “bi-curious” tease at the end – perfect.)

  56. LOL yeah he’s definitely very sassy and savvy…I don’t think he was lying when he said those last comments but I def think it was all very strategic. He needs to know that we’ll be his fans no matter what his sexuality is… we love him because of his talent…LOL okay its more about the entire package but I personally wouldn’t be mad or offended or stop being his fan if he said he wasn’t interested in girls but w/e…can’t wait for the tour! I wonder what the other songs will be..well I would like to see/hear some surprises lol.

  57. I think Adam is 100% gay (he said himself tonight that he is not bi-sexual) and he threw that bi-curious lucky woman thing out there to keep some of his female fans invested in fantasy land. Now he has lots of female fans dreaming about being the lucky one to help him satisfy that curiousity.

    It’s marketing.

    I love that he is so comfortable with who he is and thought he did a fantastic job in the interview.

  58. I agree with everyone else. I too fell in love with him after his B&W performance.

    However I remember hating his speaking voice.. lol.. but now.. after getting to know more about him and listening to him.. I can honestly listen to him talk 24/7!!!!

    I have never felt this way about a man (other than my bf of 8 years) before.. lol.. funny thing is.. he is soooooo much like Adam! He had the long hair style months before Adam came on AI.. People ask him now if he copies Adam.. and he gets so pissed… lol..

    Staying on topic.. I love how witty and charming he is. He knows EXACTLY what to say.. WHAT A TEASE! I am convinced my love for Adam is the real deal.. :D

  59. Oh- I forgot to ask- do you think its wierd that Adam says he’s only been in love once-
    I was thinking what about Drake? Haven’t they been seeing each other for a while.
    Just wondering…..

  60. There are thousands and thousands of women who find him incredibly attractive and sexy

    Oh, you donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t actually know that for a fact.

    I think it’s a fact! :)

  61. selena –
    he said he was still looking. It doesn’t sound like he and Drake are too serious yet.

  62. I think he and Drake are dating but it isn’t serious. Drake is back in Louisana and Adam is about to go on tour so not really a chance for things to develop right now.

  63. I thought by the way he introduced him that they were more serious- especially since Drake had been at idol quite a few times.

  64. just sayin Jun 13th, 2009 at 12:37 am

    selena –
    he said he was still looking. It doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t sound like he and Drake are too serious yet.

    It’s a dating relationship. Sounds like a lot of hetro couples. We find someone we like and agree to see each other but it sure isn’t love at first sight or earth shattering w/bells ringing either. And Drakes lives about 2,200 miles or so from L.A.

  65. “Oh- I forgot to ask- do you think its wierd that Adam says heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s only been in love once-
    I was thinking what about Drake? Havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t they been seeing each other for a while.
    Just wonderingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..”

    I’ve only been in love twice. One of them I’m still married to….

  66. Adam knows how to keep his fans interested, doesn’t he? Even if he ends up having sex with a woman, it would likely be a one-time thing. As he said, he is gay. Many of the gay guys I know have had sex with women — usually when they were younger, before they were totally comfortable with admitting they were gay. But sometimes later in life, after they were “out”. But none of them ended up deciding they were bisexual, let alone straight.

  67. Ellie2
    I laughed out loud at Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s final comment about the lucky woman. That boy knows how to work it. I flove him. And if I wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t married and ten years older than he is, I would so be trying to get him drunk in a dark bar in the near future. Yeah, I said it!

    I, too, am 10 years older than Adam, and even though I don’t usually go for younger guys (and certainly not *that* much younger!), if presented with the opportunity I don’t think I would be at all opposed to getting him drunk in a dark bar to see what would happen. But unlike soooo many of the rabid fans out there (not you, Ellie), I at least have my feet firmly planted in Reality and know that even if he does one day “go there”, it ain’t gonna be with ME. The hundreds of “Yay we still have a chance!” comments all over the ‘net drive me bonkers. No you friggin’ don’t, you wackos! LOL

    selena
    Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s budget for alcohol: $0!

    Hehe – No kidding!! Oh but in response to undercooked “beer kegs on the back of the bus” comment – I get the feeling he’s probably more of a ‘highball’ kind of guy rather than beer. JMO.

  68. Adam knows how to keep his fans interested, doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t he?

    He sure does!! lol

    Even if he ends up having sex with a woman, it would likely be a one-time thing. As he said, he is gay. Many of the gay guys I know have had sex with women à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  usually when they were younger, before they were totally comfortable with admitting they were gay. But sometimes later in life, after they were à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“outà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ .

    Yeah. One of my best friends is gay and he experimented with women while in high school, which sealed the deal for him that he was in fact gay.

  69. Doesn’t Drake live in Los Angeles? I thought he lived and worked out here and just went back to Louisiana for a visit.

    It seems like the relationship is fairly recent, so may not have reached the really serious stage yet. But they seem happy from what I have seen/read about them.

  70. Well, if People Magazine and US Weekly are to be believed, Drake has only been visiting LA and currently resides in Louisiana.

  71. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Bicuriosityà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  seems to be a phenomena largely reserved to females.”

    Yeah, husband had to gulp a couple of times while reading the RS article. Just not his cuppa…But I made him read the article cause he loves me. LOL….

  72. Also, bicuriosity is FAR more common in females than males.

    But it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist in males. It would be interesting to see the data on that. But either way, I don’t think Adam is lying about the bi-curious. He may never act on it, but I’m sure he is telling the truth about having some of those feelings. Again, I just think human sexuality is complicated and fluid.

  73. Adam made it clear to his mom years ago that he doesn’t want a girlfriend. Still, I’m sure some of his fans who want to believe he can become straight will hope a girl will come along to change his mind, preferably them of course. He’s a big flirt but I haven’t read or heard anything he’s said that indicates a woman has any chance at all with him. On one hand it is a smart business move to tease or string along the women but there’s going to be a small segment that take him way too literally and start to convince themselves he just needs the right girl. Hilarious.

  74. I really like the Adam Lambert who is emerging in these interviews. Idol really misses the boat by not allowing “real” interviews during the show. Not that he should have been talking about being gay and whatever, no… but a little more getting to know these people would really help elevate peoples’ interest in the contestants.

    Of course, that might not be such a good thing for some contestants, who knows. But for someone like Adam who has such a wry sense of humor it would have been cool.

    Adam didn’t win Idol, but he’s sure winning the post-Idol media blitz. I wonder if he would have been allowed to be so candid had he won? Somehow I doubt that. In his case, not winning is probably a good thing, and that sure isn’t usually the case.

    This Adam-mania is bound to continue as the tour kicks off. Kris is certainly being overshadowed.

  75. Again, I just think human sexuality is complicated and fluid.

    I agree. But I think for a LOT of people, if they can’t label something clearly, it makes them very uncomfortable. I get the feeling Adam hates labels (because none of them ever suited him anyways) and relishes busting stereotypes.

  76. Adam’s an interviewers dream,he’s spontanious,charming,articulate and funny.

    I’m loving his song choices for the tour !

  77. Uh, I said this to a couple of friends before he clarified the bi-CURIOUS statement. Being bi-curious is a big diff than being bi-sexual. I have friends (of both sexes) who have been bi-curious and then decided they weren’t bi. I’ve also had truly bi-sexual friends.

    No doubt he’s curious, but Adam is gay. He’s not going to be turned. I bet he could have sex with a woman and if the girls want to fantasize about it, he has no problem with it. And he shouldn’t. It’s much better than bearding :-).

  78. Reminder:

    Let’s keep this focused on the topic: Adam’s 20/20 interview. Posters’ experiences with Bi-curiosity is NOT the topic.

    I just don’t want this thread turning into an argument about what is or isn’t bi-curious.

  79. I was just thinking that I should get off my computer and spend some quality talking time with my OWN son. What if Leila Lambert has spent hours and hours fantarding over someone and missed that golden moment with Adam?

    Real life, I hear you calling!! :blush_tb:

  80. Is Adam starting to think about the opposite sex for the first time because of opportunity. He didn’t have girls all over him in High School since then he has been living a gay lifestyle in a gay community. It has to be intoxicating to suddenly be a sex symbol. Adam strikes me as very vulnerable.

  81. I was just thinking that I should get off my computer and spend some quality talking time with my OWN son. What if Leila Lambert has spent hours and hours fantarding over someone and missed that golden moment with Adam?

    Gigi3 — what an excellent point. And with that, I’m signing off! Thank you. :)

  82. Guess what, I do think Adam is (bi)-curious and the most important thing to him is love. Not that he’s going to find it among his fans, imo. Who knows with whom he’ll find it. To be continued…

    Adam has a draw that is undeniable. That’s for sure. Are his vids still up on itunes? I may have to get some. I hope this transfers to radio/single/album sales for him. I only want success for this guy.

    Thanks for posting mj.

    ETA: had to add a couple of words. :)

  83. Loved the interview. Loved seeing his mom talk about Adam’s sexuality and his costumes box. I think Adam Lambert is such a great lesson for all of us parents out there. Our kids are going to be who they are, and not who we want them to be. Adam’s parents nurtured his theatrical side, encouraged him and (as far as I’ve read) never tried to push him into sports when he wanted to be performing on stage.

    If you love your kids and cultivate all that makes them special and unique, the result can be a confident, self-assured young man on the brink of superstardom. Fabulous.

  84. I think the negative comments will come, but in reality, I don’t think anything Adam could have said in this interview would appease some people. Richard Lawson of the Gawker said that if Adam “came out” in Rolling Stone, he would say “Thank You” and take back some of his vitriole. He said that especially now, public acknowledgement of his sexuality was important. So, Rolling Stone comes out, he confirms he’s gay, and what happens? He’s criticized for saying he wants to be a singer, not a civil rights leader. His quote, “The most ludicrous American Idol contestant ever, Adam Lambert, has finally come out of the closet. In a cover story for Rolling Stone! All of America’s gay boo-boos are now healed, or something.”

    The guy can’t win with some people, so why play? I’m glad he’s doing things the way he wants to do them and screw the people who don’t like it. Like he said in his Idolatry interview, “Some people don’t get it and that’s fine, buy that other guys record.”

    I will be buying Adam’s record.

  85. OK. Beside Bowie and Muse, for sure Adam is going to sing Ring of Fire (he said that’s the one song he wants to do on tour during an Idol Extra show) and I’m sure he’ll do Slow Ride with Alison, which leaves him with one song – likely Mad World, because that’s his trademark song.

    I hope Allison’s doesn’t count as one, then he can do another – I’d love to see him do If I Can’t Have You!

    So for all the sex-perts out there, let him explore. My sister went out with guys for year, declared she’s gay, met a woman, got married and then separated, and now says she’s straight. A lot of people are searching for what they really want – and Adam deserves to be left alone to do that.

    As for the “MUSIC” fans, we want to hear Adam sing!

    Hugs everyone,
    MarCanada4Adam

  86. Dial back the self-righteous anger. DON’T tell posters what to post

    Another thing: 20/20 started out the show talking about sexual “preference.” Being gay is not a “preference,” and the community gets quite upset at anyone who thinks it’s being gay by choice, because for the majority, it’s inherent – born gay. 20/20’s mikes should be rapped for that and am sure they’ll get lots of letters.

  87. Adam was lucky to have such supportive experience when coming out to his parents. Such a cool family!

    Can’t wait to hear more from the tour! I seriously love the idea of him performing Bowie and Muse tunes. What I would give to see Adam live this summer! Unfortunately, work will not allow me to travel for the next few months.

    Idol producers are making a mistake by completely ignoring potential international audiences, there is a market out there, I’m telling you, if they put out a DVD from this tour, it would sell quite well. But of course, they do not seem to care enough about expanding their market.

    At least nothing will stop me from buying Adam’s album, even if I have to pay $40dlls for it (being imported, that’s the current price of Cook’s album in the major local music store).

  88. Richard Lawson of the Gawker said that if Adam à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“came outà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  in Rolling Stone, he would say à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Thank Youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  and take back some of his vitriole. He said that especially now, public acknowledgement of his sexuality was important. So, Rolling Stone comes out, he confirms heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s gay, and what happens? Heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s criticized for saying he wants to be a singer, not a civil rights leader. His quote, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“The most ludicrous American Idol contestant ever, Adam Lambert, has finally come out of the closet. In a cover story for Rolling Stone! All of Americaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s gay boo-boos are now healed, or something.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    I think Gawker is just one step above PerezH as far as journalistic credibility and integrity are concerned. If you want a better gauge of how the gay community views Adam, I would suggest AfterElton.com. There, he’s been awarded the Gay Of The Week crown 7 times, and that’s without requiring him to state the obvious. He’s also #16 on the 2009 Hot 100 (Kris is #98, for those who are interested, though I suspect he might be ranked higher next year).

  89. And oh my God, that Fame clip is making me thirsty for more…. I’ll see him in Hamilton, Ont., in August – and I’ll be near the stage!

  90. I loved hearing Adam and his mom talk about when he came out to her. I had a very close friend whose coming out story included being beaten and thrown out of the house by his father, so having this wonderful example out there for everyone to see just makes me very happy.

    I was not at all surprised that Adam is including a “bi-curious” codicil to his “I’m gay” statement. Adam is a “pleaser” (that is not an insult, it’s just a characteristic). I first knew this when he told a story about some teenage girls running up to him in a mall, and he concluded with a smiling “I just love teenage girls”. I thought, “oh you smoothie you, NO ONE likes teenage girls! I didn’t even like them when I was one!”. ;) I’m just kidding of course, but it illustrates the point. He doesn’t want his female fans to feel that he doesn’t appreciate them. I don’t think he’s lying, I think he really does feel that women are beautiful and sexy. They are! I can appreciate that even as a straight woman. But I think if I were a beautiful young woman in his social group in L.A., I’d invite Adam to go shopping with me, enjoy him for who he is and set my sights for romance elsewhere.

    I think that they did well by Adam on this. He comes across as we have come to know him to be, as a very sweet, articulate and charming young man who is also immensely talented.

  91. Another thing: 20/20 started out the show talking about sexual à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“preference.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Being gay is not a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“preference,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  and the community gets quite upset at anyone who thinks ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s being gay by choice, because for the majority, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s inherent – born gay. 20/20à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s mikes should be rapped for that and am sure theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll get lots of letters.

    I’m reading on AfterElton about this, and it seems like the gay community already dislikes 20/20 for some previous events regarding their coverage of a hate crime.

    I would suggest AfterElton.com. There, heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s been awarded the Gay Of The Week crown 7 times, and thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s without requiring him to state the obvious. Heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s also #16 on the 2009 Hot 100 (Kris is #98, for those who are interested, though I suspect he might be ranked higher next year).

    I had always been more into afterellen.com, but being an Adam fan, I started to regularly visit afterelton.com since the beginning of the season.

    There’s even an Adam puzzle for you to enjoy ;)

  92. I just want to know (and hear) what Adam sang at his high school graduation! He sure looked different then.

    The US magazine article was worthless. They just pretty much rehashed everything in the RS article.

  93. Stella, it’s on you-tube. Just search for Adam Lambert Graduation. He sang Boyz 2 Men’s “It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday”. They have the whole performance on youtube

  94. Ok those brief clips of him rehearsing just got me all excited for the tour, cannot wait for July 16 and to hear that magnificent voice “live”. I just really flove him :wub_tb:

  95. It is strange that this interview came out at the same time that Chasity Bono is having a gender transformation. When she came out in her late teens, Cher went ballistic; she couldn’t handle it. Her comment was that she thought she did something wrong.

    If you love your kids and cultivate all that makes them special and unique, the result can be a confident, self-assured young man on the brink of superstardom. Fabulous.

    We then hear Leila Lambert’s comments which are quite a contrast to Cher’s. Certainly her initial acceptance of him being gay did help Adam become “a confident, self-assured young man.”

  96. This Adam-mania is bound to continue as the tour kicks off. Kris is certainly being overshadowed.

    I thought Adam got the most buzz during the season also. This 20/20 interview is just continuing what started at about the Top 13, if not before.

  97. Ellie2
    Jun 12th, 2009 at 11:44 pm
    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m straight, but if I had a few drinks and Angelina Jolie strolled in, I might be curious.

    for me, I will only change the “might be” to “definitely”

    Ange is the only woman I could think of right now that I am willing to explore

  98. The interview was good, but short, probably had to make room for the “breaking news” about the Seattle girl on trial for murder in Italy. But they couldn’t have pushed Glen Beck back till next week??? Come on, 20/20, WTF??? Oh well, might work in Adam’s favor as it leaves us all panting for more. I miss Adam’s singing on Idol so much, in the meanwhile at least I have the AI downloads, but I’m dying to add to my Adam collection! I’ll see him on the tour, July 17 to be exact. :clap_tb:

  99. “So we have so far:

    1) à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Starlightà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  by Muse
    2) à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Fameà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  by David Bowie
    3) ??
    4) ??
    5) ??”

    You can also hear Sweet Child of Mine at the 6:20 mark on the youtube video too!!!

    yay, awesome choice.

  100. So far Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m VERY happy with what weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve heard about his tour set. He said he gets 5 songs. I REALLY hope theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re all new songs. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want to hear à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Mad Worldà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  for the billionth time.

    So we have so far:

    1) à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Starlightà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  by Muse
    2) à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Fameà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  by David Bowie
    3) ??
    4) ??
    5) ??

    You know, it’s possible he’s just trying stuff out right now to see what works. The setlist may not be set in stone yet. I really hope “Starlight” is a keeper, though. :wub_tb:

    You can also hear Sweet Child of Mine at the 6:20 mark on the youtube video too!!!

    Seriously? OMG…I still haven’t decided if I’m going to the tour yet but that might convince me.

  101. Craig Ferguson had Peter Travers from Rolling Stone Magazine on his show tonight. He gave him grief for Adam’s appearance on the cover but later said Adam looked good ( not his exact words). He was reading the magazine again at the end of the show.

  102. selena
    Jun 13th, 2009 at 12:36 am
    Oh- I forgot to ask- do you think its wierd that Adam says heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s only been in love once-
    I was thinking what about Drake? Havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t they been seeing each other for a while.
    Just wonderingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..

    I guess Adam might thought that LOVE is a strong word, and if he only been dating Drake for several months, they might not reach the soul mate phase. and they may not have said “I love you” to each other.

  103. I’m still not sure how much all this “buzz” is going to help Adam once as this Idol stuff is over. The tour ends in September — figure his debut album won’t drop until late November — that’s a long time — easy for non-AI/Glambert fanatics to move onto something or someone else. Paparazzi aren’t going to be trailing the AI tour all over the country, so the media coverage Adam, Kris or anyone else gets is probably going to be limited. Maybe they’ll get a bump when the two of them do that GMA Summer Series concerts with David Cook in NYC, maybe there’ll be something on some of the entertainment news magazine shows when the tour comes to L.A. But unless something odd happens during the tour, won’t most of the media coverage be very local to whatever city the tour is in?

    Once the AI tour is over and everyone goes off their separate ways it’s a whole new game. If the music they end up putting out isn’t good, what’s the point? Adam knows this — so does Kris. Hopefully, so do the rest of the AI* group. All the publicity in the world won’t help them sustain careers if the music isn’t good. I have faith that Adam, Kris and Allison (and maybe a couple of the others) of them will come up with music that is interesting and appealing. But long-term success is definitely not a certainty for any of these
    people. The history of the previous AI contestants proves that.

  104. girlygirl
    Jun 13th, 2009 at 2:42 am
    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m still not sure how much all this à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“buzzà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  is going to help Adam once as this Idol stuff is over.

    one minor thing that seperate Adam from other Idol is his fashion sense. I did notice adam has already been put in serveral fashion slide shows on entertainment websites.

    I dont know for others, but for me, I would like to know what he is wearing everyday, if nothing else.

  105. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m still not sure how much all this à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“buzzà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  is going to help Adam once as this Idol stuff is over. The tour ends in September à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  figure his debut album wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t drop until late November à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a long time à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  easy for non-AI/Glambert fanatics to move onto something or someone else.

    A lesser level of buzz post-Idol helped Clay and Ruben to huge sales numbers when their respective first albums dropped. Of course, longterm success will depend on how good their music turns out to be.

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m reading on AfterElton about this, and it seems like the gay community already dislikes 20/20 for some previous events regarding their coverage of a hate crime.

    20/20’s Elizabeth Vargas did a sensationalistic report that questioned the validity of labeling the Matthew Shepard murder as a hate crime. The Advocate reviewed that 20/20 report here.

  106. So, if youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re gay, why are you making out with women when you donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t find them sexually attractive?

    Take a stroll down to a gay club one night, after a few dances an a few drinks sexuality tends to get a bit muddled and warm body become the operative words. I’ve had to slap a drunk gay friend of mine one night and actually remind him that he’s gay. LOL! I’ve seen it happen often. It’s actually quite common.

    He’s doing Fame?! Why not Life On Mars!! I flove that song. I suppose Fame is more apropos. It also has a funk colour to it which makes it unique among the Bowie hits. It’s just that it’s my least favourite Bowie song.

  107. Entertainment Weekly loves them some Adam!!!

    As noted, Adam is in this weekà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s issue, under News and Notes. There is a picture of Dradam (Drake LaBry and Adam) and the lead is:

    A Public-Coming-Out & Three Record Deals.

    Also on EW’s last page bullseye is the “VampireAdam licking Twilight Director’s Neck” picture alongside Kelly Clarkson doing the same thing to some guy with the caption: This is how Adam Lambert and Kelly Clarkson say hello!

    Loved the 20/20 interview although it was definitely cut short! The GMA clip had more dialog that wasn’t on 20/20. Loved that he gave us tour song spoilers (perfect choices)! There are 3 more weeks until they start touring, so there should be more interviews, pictures, spoilers to come!

    I think Adam has an comcast interview next Wednesday.

    ETA: Adam and Springsteen collaboration?

    http://www.examiner.com/x-7494-LA-Gossip-Examiner~y2009m6d12-Adam-Lambert-Will-he-collaborate-with-Bruce-Springsteen

  108. I watched the 20/20 show tonight, and now I can’t sleep. Perhaps, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m overreacting, but I have a very bad feeling about this interview. I am reminded again why I despise ABC news. This Adam was not the confident, business savvy artist Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve come to respect. He seemed dangerously vulnerable. Shame on Chris Connelly for skimming over Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s message about self-pride and repeatedly showing the glam-kiss photo. It was a sensationalistic shock for the Glenn Beck audience. Shame on Kara DioGuardi for masking her own insecurities by pimping Adam out to the media. Stop treating him like your own personal emo Barbie. I appreciate Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s mom giving him developmental room, but he needs a parent again. Adam just told the world he was looking for true love exposing his throat to every predator inside the biz and out. Adam, sweetheart, you are loved, but youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re approaching overexposure. Youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve come out of the closet, now seclude yourself in the recording studio for a while until the tour. Weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll wait with baited breath to see your gorgeous face and hear your beautiful voice when you re-emerge. Please tell me someone is looking out for this boy so he doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get used up and discarded.

  109. OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Boss and Glambert to collaborate!!!

    Bruce Springsteen and Adam Lambert to Collaborate!!!

    http://www.examiner.com/x-7494-LA-Gossip-Examiner~y2009m6d12-Adam-Lambert-Will-he-collaborate-with-Bruce-Springsteen

    Adam Lambert was recently introduced to Bruce Springsteen through producer Brendan Oà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢Brian, whom he met through guitarist Monte Pittman. It has been suggested that Bruce and Adam were talking about some type of collaboration that Brendan Oà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢Brian would produce.

    OMFG!!! this could be EPIC! :jittery_tb: :jittery_tb: :jittery_tb: :clap_tb: :clap_tb:

  110. Okay, so I’ve decided that after watching these clips, I really hate Adam’s hair cut! maybe it’s the way he styled it but I like when it’s slightly longer. I don’t know why his hair on this show bugs me so much. haha.

  111. You can also hear Sweet Child of Mine at the 6:20 mark on the youtube video too!!!

    That’s not “Sweet Child Of Mine”, doesn’t sound like it to my ear. It sounds like another bit of “Starlight” to me.

    ETA:

    Okay, so Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve decided that after watching these clips, I really hate Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s hair cut!

    Ditto. I much prefer the anime/manga look.

  112. It was a sensationalistic shock for the Glenn Beck audience.

    And this is bad because all of a sudden, they’ll stop liking Adam? :rolleyes_tb:

    IMO, I saw a confident young man, a good friend in Kara and a great mom in Leila Lambert. Aside from some possible tour song spoilers, there really wasn’t much new ground covered by 20/20.

    I guess this interview might serve as an appetizer for those who haven’t had the opportunity yet to read the RS article.

  113. Adam is always interesting, but I have to say: MOVE ON (not to him, to the media). I’m really looking foward to the start of the tour so they have other stuff to talk about.

    As for 20/20: Adam’s mum is extremely cool and nice.
    When I think my dad still has not forgiven me for getting a tattoo…. (I had to pretend it was a fake one and now cover them up every time I see him…) :ponder_tb:

  114. Does anyone else remember when those pictures initially came out that some of Adam’s friends in LA were tweeting between themselves that he was bi? There were also a couple of pictures out, one of him kissing a girl and one where he was touching tongues with two girls at once. He also said in that Upright Cab video that kissing his co-star was really nice. So I don’t think this is a brand new thing for him.

    I do believe that he is gay, however is really open to exploration and that he is also a really affectionate guy and if he is feeling friendly towards a woman doesn’t have any qualms about kissing her, particularly under the influence of alcohol. It doesn’t sound as though he has taken it beyond that point however, but since he’s been seen making out with girls some of his friends were calling him Bi. But they never added the second half of that word in their tweets, so according to Adam it is bi-curious and not bi-sexual.

    Makes perfect since to me, also his brother Neil has said that Adam “strongly identifies with woman” and he probably feels quite close to his good female friends, and when you are a highly sexual person, I imagine that could get a bit on the confusing side. A warm and willing body is a warm and willing body. Especially if you are feeling lonely and he sounds as though his love life has had a few dry spells over that span of eight years.

    I do hope he finds what he is looking for!!!

    Way to go mama Lambert!!!!!

    It’s too bad Neil got completely cut, but I thought he looked a little nervous and uncomfortable, so maybe for the best.

    Cant wait for the tour, I bought my ticket when they went on pre-sale!!!

  115. I love that Idol gives us new talent to get excited about most seasons. I just love Adam’s sense of self. I work with a young man about the same age who was never in the closet and his personality is a lot like Adam’s. His family was/is also nuturing and accepting. Environment plays a role in how we express outselves. Kudos to the Lamberts for nuturing their son in a way that we all now get to share him. BTW: My friend tells me he same sort of stories about women. Here’s to being yourself!

  116. http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Today/Music/2009/06/11/9766861.html
    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  runner-up Adam Lambert is bringing his soaring vocal range to Canada this summer.
    The glam rocker and the rest of the Top 10 contestants à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  including winner Kris Allen à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  will hit Vancouver July 8 and Hamilton on Aug. 14 as part of the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“American Idols Liveà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  tour. ”
    :clap_tb: I love canada for loving Adam :wub_tb: :wub_tb: :wub_tb:

  117. Ange is the only woman I could think of right now that I am willing to explore

    I think that she is a narcissistic moron and I can’t stand her.

    So. I guess I failed the bi-curious test, huh? ;)

    p.s. Well, I don’t care for Brad either, come to think of it. So maybe I am just hopeless. But I do think that Adam is cute!

  118. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m still not sure how much all this à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“buzzà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  is going to help Adam once as this Idol stuff is over. The tour ends in September à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  figure his debut album wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t drop until late November à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a long time à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  easy for non-AI/Glambert fanatics to move onto something or someone else.

    If I were Adam, I don’t know that I’d be too fixated on it helping me *that* way — with sales.

    Seems to me that what he’s more likely to hope from this particular publicity is that it puts out there all the stories that would otherwise have come up later and completely distracted from his trying to sell music. I honestly think that he mostly just wants to feel at east and able to focus on being a performer and not have to be looking behind him for somebody coming up with “revelations” all the time. Now there are no revelations, and he can see if he can sell records.

    If it does that, then it’s done it’s job. Notoriety doesn’t necessarily sell many albums or movie or concert tickets anyway. If it did, Tom Cruise’s movies would have become more popular over the past few years instead of less.

    On Adam’s vulnerability — Well, it is what it is. I doubt that he’ll get more predators from showing his vulnerability on tv and in the press than he would have just from being vulnerable without doing interviews.

    Seems to me that when we look at a celebrity and think they’re very tough and gleamy and all-professional and such, we’re just wrong anyway. Nobody is. Everybody’s vulnerable. Everybody’s a possible target for various kinds of predators. And predators all know this.

    So Adam’s no different from anybody else — he’s just been honest and open about it. And as long as you’re also pretty smart and surround yourself with the best people you can find, being honest is probably more of a protective element than a weakness, in the long run.

  119. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m still not sure how much all this à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“buzzà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  is going to help Adam once as this Idol stuff is over. The tour ends in September à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  figure his debut album wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t drop until late November à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a long time à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  easy for non-AI/Glambert fanatics to move onto something or someone else.

    One can’t control the media, one can only take advantage of it. adam is doing just that. Whether it helps or not? I don’t now. I do believe that it can’t hurt, and that I am more likely to seek-out a new release by someone who’s name is familiar than by someone wholly unknown to me. Whether I buy or not depends on the quality of the songs.

  120. I haven’t had a chance to watch 20/20 yet, on my list for tonight, but I had to comment on the link to the gossip article about Adam collaborating with Bruce Springsteen. I love Adam and I flove Bruce Springsteen. I do not think a collaboration between them would produce something I would like. Glambert and down and dirty, blue collar story rock and roll like Bruce writes (when he’s at his best) just do not mesh in my mind.

  121. Was the interview too short??? No, I don’t think so. If the interview was just about his being gay then it was long enough…if they cared to discuss his music, then I would have been all ears and wanted more length. That is what I want to know and hope this subject can be put to rest now.

    I am so glad that Adam did this interview in that I think it balanced the interview with RS. RS has a tendency to go for the *shock* value in it’s questions and Adam let his filters down more there. This interview was tame….more for the general audience and I got more out of it. Loved his mom(what a beauty) and IMO a great *parent*.

    Adam is gay and any more detail than that, for me, is unimportant.
    I am so looking forward to watching his new musical life take off! Boy have I enjoyed his talent so far…..Pix

  122. one where he was touching tongues with two girls at once

    I see this only as friends goofing around and making a silly picture. Pure posing.

    He also said in that Upright Cab video that kissing his co-star was really nice.

    You left out the most important part of that sentence, the part where he says its not my preference.

  123. Heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s doing Fame?! Why not Life On Mars!! I flove that song.

    For some reason, I’d like to hear him do Five For Fighting’s “Superman (Its Not Easy)”

  124. I would love it if he covered Savage Garden or Darren Hayes songs.

  125. Some of the finalist are tweeting their tour colors. Will Adam have a color and do anyone know what it is?

  126. Glambert and down and dirty, blue collar story rock and roll like Bruce writes (when heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s at his best) just do not mesh in my mind.

    But maybe that’s the point. Maybe it should mesh.
    I’d be very interested to see what they might come up with.
    And anyway, Adam can do it all…not just the glam stuff–he is not boxed into one musical genre…luckily for us.

  127. Some of the finalist are tweeting their tour colors. Will Adam have a color and do anyone know what it is?

    I would venture to guess…black. (Maybe with a dash of green?…lol)

  128. He’s doing Muse and Bowie on tour?! :jittery_tb:

    Some of the finalist are tweeting their tour colors. Will Adam have a color and do anyone know what it is?

    Black and silver with glitter.

    And that’s one of them many reasons I don’t do tour colors.

  129. I was thinking black – too

    So far based on tweets the colors are

    Light Blue is Anoop

    Red is Scott – which really sucks because that was most likely the color I would have worn

    Yellow is Megan – again this sucks because it’s a perfect summer color

    Orange is Sarver

    Purple – Danny – this bites too

    I’m guessing I’ll be in all black.

  130. I didnt know about the “tour colors” thank goodness everyone is educating me. I could have ended up wearing a orange shirt!!! Well, I guess I could take it off to reveal my black bra!!

  131. I think this is something new. I went to season 5 and I don’t recall color coordinating it.

  132. I think Adam may really be bi-sexual…he just does not know it yet! :-) No really…this may be the first time in his life that he has had lots of very attractive women…ummmm….”present” themselves to him. It seems from all his comments in several different interviews that he is open to anything with anyone, ya know?

    On another note: I find his comments about Adam and Eve and The Garden of Eden, and the snake, and the apple, and morality very interesting. Maybe he will expound on that one day.

  133. I’m so excited for this tour. :) I wear alot of black anyway,so perfect!

    I really liked how Adam was just conveying the message of wanting to find love and it made me sad to realize how he missed out on all of those highschool experiences.

    I think he summed it up pefectly by saying that he’s surprised that it’s a big deal because it’s not to him, and he has to remember that not everyone is as comfortable with it as him.

    He does have some very admirable attributes, and I really like the dynamic between him and his mom.

    As far as bi-curiousity….well, Adam seems pretty upfront and honest, so I don’t think he’s lying. He also seems willing to explore and evolve throughout his life in different areas. I think that at the end of the day, he might fool around with a girl and have some new experiences, but he’s looking for a man to fall in love with. Which is why he said he wouldn’t call himself bisexual. I was going to to think he was good looking and talented regardless of his stance on women. :)

  134. As far as I can tell everyone “reads” Adam differently, basically using their own filters and life experiences to define him, his talent, and mostly his PR.

    Adam, like most “celebrities” will be continually damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t. NO ONE can be everything to everyone, it just ain’t possible. There are differing opinions about Adam that include very trivial things like his current haircut, to his “gay” statements, to his choice of music.

    Personally, I think Adam is a very smart and savvy man who is approaching his career and trying to balance the important things in a world that focuses on the minutia. He has talked about growing up, his struggles to make it in the industry, the support of his friends and family, his sexuality, his foray into controlled substances, his bad times and good times, his love life, and most importantly his hopes and desires for the future both personally and professionally. Now it is time for all of us, hopefully, to just let Adam be Adam.

    Unless he totally looses control of himself (highly unlikely in my humble opinion) he will continue to “work” the media to his own benefit, will continue to impress a lot of industry insiders, will use his proven work ethic to try and produce a good album for us to enjoy, and most importantly will attempt to really enjoy the “ride” that has come his way.

  135. I’m sure I’m late (prolly already been posted) with this but I had been waiting to hear the date and missed it until just now:

    Ryan tweeted yesterday:

    “adam lambert and kris allen hosting at40 chart show for me on the 2nd weekend in july…just finished the scheduling”

  136. I’m just thinking about what Adam said about some Lucky girl, and can you imagine all the women and girls screaming at him on stage and throwing panties and bras at him, and screaming after him from the tour bus, and finding his room and pounding on his door.

    Now can you imagine guys, boys doing the same thing to him??? :lol_tb: :clap_tb: :lol_tb:

  137. Now can you imagine guys, boys doing the same thing to him???

    For all my worldliness I have never given much thought to guys as fans outside of the “sports” industry. Are there “guy” groups (whether straight or gay rooting for male or female) that are as OTT as a lot of the female fantards I have witnessed? This beautiful picture just came into my mind of all these lovely guys wth their black wigs, and great eye make-up, and their glitter and green snakes wrapped around their thighs showing up at the Idol tour!

  138. I went to a Justin Timberlake concert and a George Micheal concert both within the last two years and I have to say there were just as many men/boys at both as there were women and girls. Especially at the George Micheal concert – I think the men out number the women.

  139. I really admire Adam and his family and how open and honest they are. It’s not easy to come across well in soundbites and condensed interviews, but Adam appears to be a quick study and does very well. Most of the interviewers seem captivated.

    Mostly this interview made me even more excited about the tour. I’m thrilled I took the plunge and bought tickets! And, it’s very early on the tour schedule. :)

  140. I watched the 20/20 show tonight, and now I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t sleep. Perhaps, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m overreacting, but I have a very bad feeling about this interview. I am reminded again why I despise ABC news. This Adam was not the confident, business savvy artist Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve come to respect. He seemed dangerously vulnerable.

    I actually think this interview was better for Adam than I thought it would be.
    Considering the interview focused on the “I am gay” statement it was long enough. I think also think it Adam handled the questions well. And, since most 20/20 viewers don’t really follow AI, IMO a “new to Adam viewer” would see him as a talented, non-threating gay performer.

    – Him mom was great.
    – I’m glad that they didn’t show Neil — he really seemed nervous and didn’t say much that was useful.
    – I loved the clip of Adam discussing the RS Cover and Adam & Eve, forbidden fruit, but I’m glad it wasn’t on air. Having a discussion of sin in this context wouldn’t have done any good.

    Adam, sweetheart, you are loved, but youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re approaching overexposure. Youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve come out of the closet, now seclude yourself in the recording studio for a while until the tour.

    Adam is not being overexposed. But he is still setting AI records in online buzz and search totals which means that interest in Adam remains high. The worst thing to do in that situation is let things feed on rumor and guesses. I think the PR pace is been very controlled and their hitting it about right.

    This Adam-mania is bound to continue as the tour kicks off. Kris is certainly being overshadowed.

    You’re right but winning the AI vote does not always equal getting the majority of the press.

    Probably the press will continue to be skewed toward Adam. Adam has dominated press, search volume and online buzz, since the season started. This is the second time that #2 finisher did this; it also occurred after Clay vs. Ruben.

    But for the past 3 years, the winner hasn’t led the press coverage and buzz during the following summer.

    AI7 – The “Davids” tied for the summer with David Archuleta ahead of David Cook from August until January 2009
    AI6 – Blake Lewis was ahead of Jordan for all of 2007.
    AI5 – Katharine McPhee has consistently led Taylor Hicks.

  141. LOL “I have a snake on my crotch” he’s so funny… I thought it was sexy even though I have like a phobia of snakes.

  142. What’s significant about this interview is that it took place at all! I don’t recall any other runner-up who was featured on a prime time network news show at this stage of the game.

    Adam is good press, period, and any media outlet looking for an increase in viewers or readers is going to capitalize on his name and popularity. As a writer myself, I know that posting an article on Adam Lambert is going to get me mega-hits. And I’m just one lone wolf out here in cyberspace who recognizes this as an opportunity to increase my readership. Because of this, I think the madness is going to continue throughout the tour and beyond. Adam Lambert is going to be huge. There’s just no way he can’t be.

  143. Seems to me that what heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s more likely to hope from this particular publicity is that it puts out there all the stories that would otherwise have come up later and completely distracted from his trying to sell music. I honestly think that he mostly just wants to feel at ease and able to focus on being a performer and not have to be looking behind him for somebody coming up with à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“revelationsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  all the time. Now there are no revelations, and he can see if he can sell records.

    I agree with this observation and it dovetails nicely with Adam’s comment about feeling that a weight had been lifted off his shoulders when the RS cover story came out. The YH Award was about buzz; the RS story and 20/20 were about getting the truth out there and putting an end to the speculation so that Adam can move forward. RS was obviously a little cruder (hey, it’s RS and he was operating on very little sleep and champagne!) and 20/20 was pitched to middle America, with the inclusion of his articulate mom and tracing his feelings of being different back to his childhood. He’s covered the bases and I think his intention is to focus on the tour and his album now.

    I loved the way he cracked Chris Connelly up – he is such a charmer. As far as the bi-curious comment, his “having a few drinks/kissing women” reference was obviously post high school (i.e. when he was living life as an openly gay man) and pre-Idol, so it sounds like it’s indicative of a curiosity/experimental kind of thing. It will probably never go further than that but, as he said, who knows? It may depend on how many free drinks he’s given at some point. ;) And I do think he prefers vodka over beer (for those of you out there who are plotting strategy).

  144. ‘I actually think this interview was better for Adam than I thought it would be.
    Considering the interview focused on the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I am gayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  statement it was long enough. I think also think Adam handled the questions well.’

    I hope you’re right TKat. I just got a bad vibe, but I’m ready to think positively! I feel better after reading some of the comments here. Thanks for talking me down. :smile1_ee:

    I had forgotten about the clip of Adam rehearsing FAME. Now my sister will be thrilled I bought her a ticket to go with me! Woot Woot!

  145. Totally agree with TKat, I am and will always be supporting Adam no matter what. Although I hope other audiences or fans react in a good way to Adam’s interview, I have no control over it, all I can do is to keep my support and love for Adam. Even my conservative Mom agrees Adam is a good role mode in terms of being true to himself, act upon what he wants, being gracisou…etc.

    Adam is really smart, he did not hold back in the RS interview, so there will not be topics like magazines finding out what he has done or whatsoever that distracting public from his music. Since it comes with the territory, why not expose them all now than later?

    Anyway, I’ll still be the first in line to purchase Adam’s album and although I’d love to know more about Adam, my focus will still be his music.
    Btw, I absolutely love the snake on the RS cover, Adam’s idea? That’s really cool! I think the whole cover is just amazing, best one that I’ve ever seen.

  146. It was a sensationalistic shock for the Glenn Beck audience.

    You have to be kidding me. Way to put peeps into a box. I happen to be a HUGE Adam fan, and I watch Glenn Beck, so…

  147. You can also hear Sweet Child of Mine at the 6:20 mark on the youtube video too!!!

    Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Sweet Child Of Mineà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t sound like it to my ear. It sounds like another bit of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Starlightà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  to me.

    Yeah ..it’s definitely “Starlight” and not “Sweet Child of Mine”

  148. For all my worldliness I have never given much thought to guys as fans outside of the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“sportsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  industry. Are there à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“guyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  groups (whether straight or gay rooting for male or female) that are as OTT as a lot of the female fantards I have witnessed? This beautiful picture just came into my mind of all these lovely guys wth their black wigs, and great eye make-up, and their glitter and green snakes wrapped around their thighs showing up at the Idol tour!

    But those wouldn’t be his type though. Instead, I’m expecting a lot of Kris-clones, Brad-clones and Drake-clones. :lol_wp:

  149. I’ve watched the interview clip many times. All I can say is, seeing him puts a smile on my face every single time. I thought he looked great and sounded sweet.

  150. I think Adams colors will be rainbow. For obvious reasons.

    If that’s the case I have the perfect belt.

  151. I don’t know, I’m thinking the 20/20 interview was somewhat masterful (although what it was doing on the same show with Glenn Beck [horrors!] I don’t know) … or is that the reason? Perhaps I’ve giving 20/20 waaay too much credit here, but they really took an interesting tack with this one and perhaps opened a few minds and hearts out there by showing, not telling of, Adam’s vulnerability and the fact of his being gay is not some choice he made as a rebellious young adult.

    In a perfect world, the sexuality should be a non-issue, but it’s not. I am a writer and know from media and bottom line is his sexuality is the story’s hook. His talent is the payoff. If he was gay with no substance no one would care. If he was talented with no controversy, well, he’d be Kris … and it would be difficult to get him traction in the media.

    But Adam is a multitude of complexities and contradictions that is undeniably compelling (as we all know). Right now he is media gold and his PR people are doing an incredible job. Their objective: get Adam media placement. Because they have the hook of his sexuality, it’s working. But the thing is, when you read/watch these stories, they very quickly evolve into something much more: exposing Adam as the complex, articulate, savvy, vulnerable, compelling person that he is and the show clips convey his powerhouse performance ability to millions who have never watched an episode of “American Idol.”

    Adam is making headway into the consciousness of the non-AI audience because of stories like this one and the vulnerability/confidence dichotomy that is Adam is KEY! Did you notice his face was slightly more scrubbed? I’ve never seen the evidence of his freckles in TV interviews before. All the shots of him as a child and the interview with Leila, all of it was saying, “This could be YOUR child to middle and/or conservative America.” And that yes, it was evident from the time he could talk (read: it’s NOT a choice). And here is his charming, articulate mother that could be any mother out there is just trying to love and stand by her son.

    Also, the focus was on Adam wanting to find love, ‘which everyone deserves’ (!!), not flaunting depravity (or whatever the homophobe party line is these days). This is simply a guy, with an incredible talent that wanted to share it with the world. He continues to walk this tightrope brilliantly and has yet to barely wobble.

  152. if they put out a DVD from this tour, it would sell quite well.

    They have never put out a DVD from any of the tours. There are legal copyright issues involved with the songs from the tours. You can’t necessarily sell them even if you can perform them live.

  153. Here is the Entertainment Weekly article on Adam’s 20/20 interview. The interesting thing is the comments, here and on other sites, are all positive and include many extremely positive comments from parents of gay children. Adam’s mom was a big hit! Too bad they could have shown something about how close Adam and his parents are as part of AI, instead of that silly he likes to dress up profile or as part of the homecoming.

    http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2009/06/adam-lambert-on-2020-still-gay-but-he-has-made-out-with-girls.html

  154. Some of the finalist are tweeting their tour colors. Will Adam have a color and do anyone know what it is?

    Depends on the fan group. Glamberts picked black and blue a long time ago.

  155. Does anyone know if they will do studio versions of the new songs they sing on tour?

  156. If I had to make a guess based on history…the answer would be no.

  157. To Susan M. –

    I wanted to compliment you on your insightful post. I think you really managed to “get” what Adam and his pr people are trying to do.

    I particularly liked the second paragraph. I think you got it totally right! It’s true that if Adam was gay and not talented, no one would even care. But if he was talented with no controversial back story, then he would indeed be Kris. I found myself wondering about how Adam is handling all this. I don’t want the gay issue to overshadow his singing. I thought of Madonna and how controversial she has always been, pushing people’s buttons, reinventing her image over the years. But she never had Adam’s talent. She had to be different and shocking and all of that, because she herself has admitted that she doesn’t have a great voice. As a performer, she is wonderful. I asked myself if Adam needs this, since he is so incredibly talented.

    I do believe that the 20/20 interview was just right. It wasn’t as revealing as the RS article and much more mainstream friendly. I loved Adam’s Mom. It was great to include her talking about how she first realized that Adam was gay. I would imagine there are many Moms that can relate. If this keeps the buzz going for Adam, that’s all well and good. To date he has not yet released his album and not sold a record. When the time comes, I do hope it will be all about his voice.

  158. Susan M. – great post. Thanks.

    I do believe that the 20/20 interview was just right. It wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t as revealing as the RS article and much more mainstream friendly. I loved Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Mom. It was great to include her talking about how she first realized that Adam was gay. I would imagine there are many Moms that can relate.

    If you look at the press coverage and online comments, it’s almost all positive for Adam. The 20/20 interview is getting lots of praise — and, in large part, because people loved the part with Adam and his Mom.

    The only worry I had was that some of the gay blogs would rip into Adam for the “bi-curious” comment — and they’re not. So, I really think that this past week has just been a masterful PR event for Adam. Now, I hoping his album will be even better.

  159. Since Adam put it all out there, there shouldn ‘t be any more leaks or rumors. The worst the media can do is twist his quotes; nevertheless, I’m glad all this came out from Adam’s own mouth. He is the media’s dream. He is articulate, charismatic, savvy, and snarky. I loved the RS article as well as the 20/20 segment.

  160. Love Adam!

    I’m from Chile, and even here the newspaper show the “Coming Out” story, Like …”Pop Star it’s coming out”

    He is such a talent!

  161. sidewalkstory Jun 13th, 2009 at 8:53 am

    He also said in that Upright Cab video that kissing his co-star was really nice.

    You left out the most important part of that sentence, the part where he says its not my preference.

    sidewalk you left out another important part of that sentence, the part where he said not necessarily my preference.

  162. To SusanM….I loved your post and agree 100% with everything you said…just wish I could express myself so well! I feel privileged to be around to witness the incredible talent that is Adam and cannot wait to go along for the ride with him, it’s gonna be a thrilling one :smile1_tb:

  163. and this extremely rude and defensive post just earned you a spot in moderation. congratulations

  164. That being said, Adam has always had skin problems, but in this interview, his skin looks FLAWLESS. Have no idea how he healed it so quickly but well done

    Maybe Jessica Simpson turned him on to Proactiv & we’ll see him in some infomercials.
    :happy_tb:

  165. Hi guys! Thanks for the feedback. What can I say, Adam in pure inspiration *sigh*. Sorry I haven’t been around I’m on a press trip and they have us scheduled every minute.

    Yeah, Adam’s comment about being bi-curious is enough to get me to start trolling W. Hollywood clubs with many a cocktail at the ready … Well, we all gotta have dreams, don’t we?

    And as a side note, if anyone gets a chance to go to Kauai, do. There are more cute boys here than I’ve ever seen in one place. I know mj has called for a ban on the “C” word (and I’m with her on that), but sheesh, I was reading the excerpts from Rolling Stone before and after I got here (haven’t found the magazine yet, but going straight to the newsstand at the airport Monday), reading “New Moon” on the plane and I’ve been surrounded by adorable tour guides, instructors and surfer boys since Monday. What is a woman to do? Well, don’t answer that … we’re just enjoying every minute.

  166. Late night show host Craig Ferguson mentioned Adam when he had Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine on his show June 12. Travers is an editor & critic for the magazine. Anyway at about the 2 minute mark, they talk about Adam’s cover and Peter’s meeting with Adam. Kind of fun, and Peter was impressed with his lunch with Adam. See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8Z0NRtFKf8

  167. Great post, Susan M. I agree with pretty much everything you wrote, especially this:

    Also, the focus was on Adam wanting to find love, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹which everyone deservesà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ (!!), not flaunting depravity (or whatever the homophobe party line is these days).

    How can you not love this guy when he’s so open and honest about hoping to find true love? And saying it’s something everyone deserves. It’s probably a good thing he’s gay, because if he were straight, he would need around-the-clock armed guards and they would be peeling women off of the buses. As it is, it will still be crazy but a little more manageable.

  168. Went to Walgreens and Barnes & Noble today, no RS. I also went shopping at a department story where two ladies in their 60’s were looking at clothes and one said to the other, “Did you watch 20/20 last night? With Adam Lambert?” LOL

    BB

  169. Went to Walgreens and Barnes & Noble today, no RS.

    I’m from the Boston area. Today I was in a record store, part of a chain in this area, that also carries a lot of music magazines. There were plenty of copies of RS with Adam on the cover. I’ve also seen it in the drug store. So at least around here it’s not hard to find.

  170. 1. That was sweet about Adam wanting to find love. It also makes it clear he’s not in a committed relationship with that guy Daryl?

    2. I didn’t know the snake was real! LOL. I thought they airbrushed it in or used a fake.

    3. I’m not sure how he can win “best new artist” awards when he hasn’t put out any music yet? I understood the Young Hollywood award, but best international Newcomer? I don’t know what their criteria is though.

  171. ross, if you’re smart, you’ll run out and buy the copies and sell them on eBay.

    Loved what you had to say, Susan M. Adam came across as vulnerable with regards to love, yet very confident in who he is.

  172. This Adam-mania is bound to continue as the tour kicks off. Kris is certainly being overshadowed.

    Who? He might as well not exist. Heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the Token American Idol

    noctem seizure, you’re entitled to your opinion but I guess some people would disagree with you [link]. lol

    I watched the 20/20 show tonight, and now I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t sleep. Perhaps, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m overreacting, but I have a very bad feeling about this interview. I am reminded again why I despise ABC news. This Adam was not the confident, business savvy artist Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve come to respect. He seemed dangerously vulnerable.

    I liked Adam’s interview on 20/20. I did think he finessed the answer to one question: did you not want to come out during the show because you thought it would lose you votes? I forget the way it was phrased.

    Adam seems like a sweet guy. He did seem more vulnerable in this interview. Even nervous. I felt it was because this was 20/20. He never did anything like 20/20 in his life, and he never talked about his personal life in front of millions of people before. You know, Adam is still new to most of this. Eventually it will be second nature, but not yet.

    The main thing is, he came across as real and likeable. That’s really what’s important and what people end up remembering. I thought it was excellent publicity for him.

  173. “To SusanMà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.I loved your post and agree 100% with everything you saidà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦just wish I could express myself so well! I feel privileged to be around to witness the incredible talent that is Adam and cannot wait to go along for the ride with him, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s gonna be a thrilling one.”

    Yes, yes, yes….

    This was a great interview for Adam and I was thrilled to pieces with it. If I said that before I apologize….

  174. I also went shopping at a department story where two ladies in their 60à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s were looking at clothes and one said to the other, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Did you watch 20/20 last night? With Adam Lambert?à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  LOL

    Reminds me…my mother who is in her 60’s called me Friday morning and the only reason she called me was to tell me that Adam was going to be on 20/20 that night. She also called my sister to let her know. She then told me that she would be staying up for that. LOL I thought it was so cute. She sounded like a young girl all excited. My 9 year old daughter, hubby and gay nephew like Adam so it just goes to show you that Adam appeals to all ages and both sexes, gay or straight. He just has that IT factor!!!

  175. I agree with a comment by “just sayin.” Adam is 100% gay…he said so himself…the bi-curious comment was either legitimate because I think it’s normal for anyone, straight or gay, to have some level of curiosity or a clever pandering to us females because he knows we are his majority fan-base. He is a VERY smart man and knows that throwing a bone to us is a smart move. IF he ever does have heterosexual sex, it is NOT going to turn him into a straight man. He IS gay and, personally, I prefer him gay.
    Just my 2 cents…
    Karen

  176. P.S. I wonder what Drake thought of his comment about trying sex with a woman?

  177. linsav
    Jun 13th, 2009 at 5:25 pm
    sidewalkstory Jun 13th, 2009 at 8:53 am

    He also said in that Upright Cab video that kissing his co-star was really nice.

    You left out the most important part of that sentence, the part where he says its not my preference.

    sidewalk you left out another important part of that sentence, the part where he said not necessarily my preference.

    Yes, I indeed left that line out because I thought it was already pretty well established that Adam is indeed gay and likes to kiss boys, I didn’t think it needed re-iterating (?pretty sure that is spelled wrong).

    The point of the post was that it seemed to me some of the previous posts implied that Adam had simply come up with an interest in girls to keep his female fans interested in him.

    I was only trying to point out that his interest in making out with women far preceeded being on AI, therefor while definitely a strategic move on his part, still a legimate thing to say with evidence to back it up.

  178. Selena–
    First of all, I am a huge supporter of Adam and Drake! My thought on what he said is that he and Drake are still pretty new…love how he describes him as “dreamy.” My personal opinion is that they are in the process of falling in love and my understanding is that his first love was Brad Bell, the one in many of the photos with Adam.
    I hope and pray that Drake moves to California soon because I think they appear to be great together. Love how Adam refuses to talk too much about Drake for fear of jinxing the relationship. That, to me, shows that the is protective of Drake and has a lot of respect for him.
    I think they are the most adorable couple!

  179. Zsus – My friend is doing exactly the same thing you mentioned. She bought around 20 copies and is selling them on eBay. There are a lot of international fans who will buy them.

  180. missmisty Jun 14th, 2009 at 2:25 am

    I agree with a comment by à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“just sayin.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Adam is 100% gayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦he said so himselfà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦the bi-curious comment was either legitimate because I think ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s normal for anyone, straight or gay, to have some level of curiosity or a clever pandering to us females because he knows we are his majority fan-base. He is a VERY smart man and knows that throwing a bone to us is a smart move. IF he ever does have heterosexual sex, it is NOT going to turn him into a straight man. He IS gay and, personally, I prefer him gay.
    Just my 2 centsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦
    Karen

    No, but if he does start down the bisexual path he may swing one way for a while and then back the other way. Nothing is set in stone when it comes to being attracted to people. Adam seems to be realizing that more and more. I have always said you can’t help who you fall in love with and it sometimes is someone who is totally not who you would ever imagine. Ask Melissa Ethridge and her ex Julie Cypher that question. Julie was married to Lou Diamond Phillips, met Melissa and left Lou for her. A few years and 2 kids later she realized she wasn’t “really” gay after all. Julie is now married to another man. You just never know.

  181. One more thing about Drake for someone who mentioned it…sorry, can’t remember who. My understanding is that he is a resident of Louisiana but is in California frequently. Don’t forget that Adam purportedly introduced him to several people as his “boyfriend” and that they were, again, purportedly very affectionate with each other. I think this time apart, however, long it lasts, will be difficult but I am really rooting for them! Oh, and also don’t forget that they spent the weekend together in Santa Barbara…love that!

  182. missmisty Jun 14th, 2009 at 2:56 am

    One more thing about Drake for someone who mentioned ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦sorry, canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t remember who. My understanding is that he is a resident of Louisiana but is in California frequently. Donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t forget that Adam purportedly introduced him to several people as his à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“boyfriendà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  and that they were, again, purportedly very affectionate with each other. I think this time apart, however, long it lasts, will be difficult but I am really rooting for them! Oh, and also donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t forget that they spent the weekend together in Santa Barbaraà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦love that!

    And that is called dating, just like millions of other people do.

  183. Since Adam put it all out there, there shouldn à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹t be any more leaks or rumors.

    As long as there’s no ex selling a tabloid their sex pics, which Perez would then promptly purloin to post on his sleazy site.

  184. RemusL Jun 14th, 2009 at 3:32 am

    Since Adam put it all out there, there shouldn à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹t be any more leaks or rumors.

    As long as thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s no ex selling a tabloid their sex pics, which Perez then promptly purloins to post on his sleazy site.

    So far Brad seems to be keeping his mouth shut and not giving up anything regarding Adam, I sure hope he continues to do so. Since Adam has said his relationships have been few and far between I hope there remains silence on that subject from anyone else.

  185. linsav–
    Does that mean I can’t think they’re adorable together? :-)

  186. missmisty Jun 14th, 2009 at 3:54 am

    linsavà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’
    Does that mean I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re adorable together? :-)

    LOL, of course not!

  187. “Bi Curious?” Oh man Adam stop messing with my heart. LOL! I think he was just saying that so his female fans don’t feel so bad. :laugh_tb:

    I really liked this interview, his mom seemed really cool and very understanding. I like her.

  188. I was just messin’ with ya, linsav! No secret that I think they’re adorable together!

  189. Seriously, though, I do think Adam’s comment about not wanting to “jinx” his relationship with Drake is VERY telling. Think about it…by not wanting to “jinx” it, it says that Adam is hoping and very possibly, already seeing, that it is going to development into something serious.

  190. The interview was much more interesting than I expected. Adam is courageously honest and refreshingly an authentic person of integity. I found his discussion of his teenage years to be enlightening on the experiences of being gay in high school. Adam’s self motivation and success at everything his has strived for is unrecognized. This young guy is focused, self motivated, and enthusiastic about what he does.He has all the qualities of a winner.Especially moving was Adam’s talking about his feelings about love and his important first discussion about being gay. His mother’s inclusion in the interview was spot on perfect, it opened a window to the family’s experience of having a gay member. I came away with even more admiration, respect and love for this brillant talented kid than I had before. Adam Lambert is a fascinating, courageous, intelligent, articulate,personable young man and I wish all good for him.

  191. Susan M, I’m also a huge fan of your comments here, and they’re exactly what I would like to say, so I won’t repeat them, Bravo to you.

    Having had many gay friends, whose mothers I’ve met, and a friend whose son is gay, yes, I’d say Leila Lambert is not in the minority and handles herself and her son’s sensitive personal orientation wonderfully, which many moms can relate to.

    I hope there comes a day when gays don’t have to “come out” and it’s as natural as being heterosexual, as it has always been to me. I also hope this results in getting it out of the way for Adam, so he can have success as a musical genius, not someone everyone wonders is he, isn’t he? Because it truly doesn’t matter. Shouldn’t matter. Why does anyone still care in 2009?

    As for the bi-curious comments, smart move Adam. Can anyone honestly admit that they haven’t found a member of the same sex attractive at some point in their life? I don’t think so. For that, he’s honest, to a fault.

    I’m so grateful he mentioned wanting to find love. Doesn’t every 20 something year old? Isn’t it sad when you get to 27-28 and haven’t found “the one”? Gay or straight, I think so. Gays aren’t evil demented creatures, as some religious zealots would like to paint them. They’re people, just like you and me, going through what we went through. I’m glad Adam brought that out!

  192. Isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t it sad when you get to 27-28 and havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t found à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“the oneà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ? Gay or straight, I think so.

    No, it’s not “sad,” glamadamfan. It’s not even that unusual, is it?

  193. Isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t it sad when you get to 27-28 and havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t found à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“the oneà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ? Gay or straight, I thinkso

    “No, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“sad,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  glamadamfan. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not even that unusual, is it?”

    I’m 40-something and haven’t found “the one”. Now that is sad. Thought I’d found “the one”…but apparently I was wrong. What’s sad is settling for less than “the one”–which I think many people do. At this point, I would settle for less though… :lol_tb:
    Of course, he’d have to have his own bathroom cuz I’m not sharing mine! :nono_tb:

  194. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m 40-something and havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t found à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“the oneà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . Now that is sad. Thought Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d found à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“the oneà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦but apparently I was wrong.

    Yeah, I’m older than Adam and I still haven’t found the one, I’m not sure I’m even looking. But I’m not sad! No. I have American Idol and mj’s blog. How could I be sad? No, really. I’m happy. Happy, I tell you! :D

  195. I’m with Ross and jlc, I’ve been looking for “the one” most of my adult life. It hasn’t happened, yet I’m still happy. Sometimes it’s just not meant to be on our timeline. I can very much relate to Adam à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ wanting something profoundly but being powerless to “make” it happen. You can’t. You can sometimes convince yourself that something wrong is right and often distract yourself for years in an unfulfilling relationship. I’m glad he didn’t settle.

    Also, imagine if Adam did find what he was looking for romantically? From his past comments I think his auditioning for AI was part of his seeking what he was meant for in this life. Had he been comfortable in a relationship, there is a very good chance none of us would have ever heard of Adam Lambert.

    I’ve often looked back on my life and the work I’ve done and said, “Wow, if I would have been in a relationship and had kids then, I would have never written that book, taken that risk, pushed myself to the next level.” I would have been comfortable and perhaps happy and my creative challenges would have remained in the context of my home life.

    Life works in weird ways. I’ve long since given up trying to make sense of why some people find “the one” and others do not. All’s we can do is live our best lives with what we can control and do our best to be happy in every circumstance.

  196. Sorry, as a footnote: I didn’t mean to imply that people who are content in their personal lives don’t do amazing things creatively. I was speaking from my own experiences and tendencies.

  197. Adam is so hot! I cant take him out of my mind. He is the next Elvis Presley. Love him. It doesnt matter to me at all if he is gay or not, bi or not… I love him for who he is. And those people who criticize him are in a way giving him more attention for even writin those comments. So go, Adam…

  198. Saw the 20/20 piece – nothing really new, but it was good to hear him speak in person rather than just on page (which can always be misinterpreted or misconstrued). And I loved how they filmed the “coming out to his Mom” story with both him and his mom talking – I just love how open and supportive his parents are – what a great example!

    Also, finally got my issue of RS on Saturday!! And I saw a copy of it while I was working out at a local gym. Then I saw a very macho looking dude sort of pick up the RS issue, look at it, then put it back down. I felt like telling him, it’s ok, don’t be skerd! Ah, hetero men! (shakes head)

    So we know 3 of Adam’s songs, and I’m guessing the other 2 are Idol songs. My guess (and hope), is MW and WLL. I seriously could NEVER get sick of MW – that song is just one of my all time favs, and he does it so brilliantly. He’s not really doing a big rock song (other than SR) is he? So WLL would be great! (Or BorW)

  199. Yeah, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m older than Adam and I still havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t found the one, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not sure Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m even looking. But Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not sad! No. I have American Idol and mjà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s blog. How could I be sad? No, really. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m happy. Happy, I tell you! :D

    Don’t worry! You’re not alone! I too am really happy being single and just enjoying life. There’s nothing wrong with that. Love would be nice, but it comes when it comes, and I’d rather be happy and single than miserable and with someone :-)

    I loved that story of Adam’s though, about finding love. Definitely showing a more sensitive side with that moment.

  200. Adam Lambert strikes me as looking for love in all the wrong places, not sure of who he really is as far as wanting to be loved (will a male or female suffice? when they are different kinds of love entirely), and as far as loving glitter, rhinestones, costumes, and singing, etc – that doesn’t a gay male make – no matter how you cut it. And personally, I would have loved to date a guy in high school who wasn’t obsessed with football or jacket & tie, liked music, and dressed with a cool rock flair – instead I got ‘preppers’ and lacrosse players (the most stupid of the athletes) – who didn’t know how to read music or appreciate that I played harp & piano – which is not cool for a girl when you need to be a cheerleader. Many outliers in high school are not gay or lesbian, just not ‘normal’ for their peer group – and that’s hard to understand, for the child or parents, depending on the particular peer group. So Adam just be ok that you belong with outliers – not necessarily the gay crowd. The outliers are the crowd portrayed on the tv show HEROES.

    Why didn’t Adam Lambert’s parents help him define his dramatic interests and music talents more, instead of fixating on that costume box, and help him get into a place like Juilliard for college – where he would have met with a group a lot like himself? They seem like nice people, but fixated on that different child & the antics. The right college does help in finding oneself. Keeping a Halloween costume box for a child just isn’t letting that child, adolescent, or adult grow up – it’s like keeping old First Communion dresses, high school uniforms, high school report cards (or grade school like James Taylor’s parents), and that first prom dress – it’s like Miss Havisham in Great Expectations (Charles Dickens) – living in the past and not evolving until the past goes up in flames from just not morphing. Hopefully that Halloween box has gone to GOODWILL for auction.

    And I’m in medicine – where you get a lot of kids confused about sexuality in high school because of teachers pushing lesbian & gay lifestyles long before the SATs – it’s somehow taught before math and verbal skills. Even in medical school, we had professors and attendings in Ohio that were bargaining with students for recs for residencies by trading sexual favors – many times with students who weren’t lesbian, gay or bisexual – and it was tragic at times – certainly didn’t help any student’s education or career in the long run. And the confusion carried into their lives.

    A lot of men, especially men that go into medicine, are nerds; don’t fit in, don’t like sports, don’t fit with the guys (especially the Walters), love being the center of attention, and every platform’s a stage for them from high school on. But it doesn’t make them gay; they discover things, find cures, develop lab tests, sing in medical school productions, and usually have 5 children. And many dress up in surgical scrubs long before they have that acceptance to Medical School; many male physicians-to-be call themselves DOC from high school on – just a guy thing for alternative-rock stars. So I’m not buying the gay, or gay outing, and the Halloween costume litmus test – Adam Lambert needs to have a chance to find love in the right places – male or FEMALE, and his parents need to let the adult Adam metamorphosis happen – without any more brining up of childhood ‘dress up.’ There are a lot of sensitive people, most are not gay or lesbian – just people.

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