Adam Lambert – MTV Z100 Jingle Ball Outtakes, and More

MTV just posted some Idol outtakes from last weekend’s Z100 Jingle Ball in New York City. And in the Adam Lambert edition, the glittery one tells Jim Cantiello how excited he is to meet Taylor Swift, whom Adam was about to introduce on the Madison Square Garden stage.

The two also chat about the “Rock Your Town” concert (Adam said he didn’t care which city won) and Kesha’s desire to have Adam’s glambabies…

Bonus: In a recent interview with KIIS La’s Jo Jo, Adam shared his thoughts about why Time Magazine may have named him one of the magazine’s “People Who Mattered” for 2009.

“Maybe it’s because…I know who I am and I’m comfortable in my own skin…and I’m promoting individuality and freedom of expression within music…maybe people are responding to that.” Listen to the interview below (via adamlambertobsession.blogspot.com)

Plus,   in a short video, Adam tells Jo Jo why YOU should buy For Your Entertainment.

Video after the JUMP…

Adam Lambert and MTV’s Jim Cantiello

Adam Lambert and KIIS LA’s Jo Jo Wright

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  1. The Kris outtakes are really funny as well.

    It took me FOREVER to get through both the outtakes videos because of the subliminal messages, which I have to obsessively read before I can continue, and you really have to be quick with the clicker to freeze the frame and catch them.

  2. Adam,Adam don’t be so camera shy lol I love his interviews,they always make me smile !

  3. Will…me too…what does the one message say about potato something after the Miike Snow convo. I keep replaying it and can’t figure it out. It’s driving me crazy.

  4. Um, I think it’s like theh musician is name miika and it’s mie-ee-ka or mika, and then they flash potato, po-tah-to. But this isn’t right for me, so I have to watch it again. Dammit. I love the hugging comment; but wool is itchy. Or something like that. Okay, I will watch again.

    Note to @jambajim (Jim Cantiello): Slow down w/ the subliminal messages, dude!

  5. Love Jim Cantiello. He’s makes following Adam and/or Kris more fun.

  6. Haha suebrody, I love the excuses to watch the video again…just like me

  7. yeah, potato, potahto. I don’t know Miike Snow, but Takashi Miike (the director being referenced) is a siiiick director, and his last name is properly pronounced as Mee-eh-keh.

    JoJoWright just tweeted NOT CONFIRMED about Adam being there again tonite. Huh?

    A question about the Kradison concert – will Adam have his SHOW ready by then, or is he going to have to go with a low production value, AI-type show (though his visuals were good).

  8. Why is Adam’s description of his album suddenly so anemic? “Something for everyone”? His descriptions used to be so much better. It’s like he’s trying to play it ultrasafe. Don’t play it THAT safe, Adam!

  9. Hi guys – so glad you’re enjoying the video. A little birdy told me you want me to keep my subliminal messages up longer next time. Hahahahaha. Then they wouldn’t be subliminal, would they? ;) Plus, it gives you a reason to go back and watch more than once… right?

    The Kris outtake messages are a little sneakier. Particularly in my suggestions for his next singles.

    Oh but yes – after Miike Snow discussion, I wrote POTATO POTAHTO as a reference to the old standard “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off.” Almost wrote ‘let’s call the whole thing off’ in the title card instead but didn’t want to spent my weekend explaining to angry Adam fans that I wasn’t really suggesting that I want to call him or his career off.

    As always, thanks for watching!! I’ll try to get more news from them next time. We were all a little giddy at Jingle Ball. The 2 Red Bulls I chugged on the way over there didn’t help either. Hah.

  10. Oh but yes ‘“ after Miike Snow discussion, I wrote POTATO POTAHTO as a reference to the old standard ‘Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off.’  Almost wrote ‘let’s call the whole thing off’ in the title card instead but didn’t want to spent my weekend explaining to angry Adam fans that I wasn’t really suggesting that I want to call him or his career off.

    BAWAHAHAHA. We would never think that about you, Jim…right? No, never. ;)

  11. Note to @jambajim (Jim Cantiello): Slow down w/ the subliminal messages, dude!

    that mess would be fine if it came from you but you made it come fr all of us at mj’s. I have no problem with the editing of that video.

  12. I think he’ll get over it. And MJ and I took care of it. No worries.

  13. What a nice guy that Jim is… just sayin’..

    I never care what the interviewer says.. but I really enjoy listening to him, too.

    Very funny with the ” can you tell your ffffffriends not to kill me” ha! c’mon ya’ll back off!

  14. Jim is very cool. He is just such a fan of the show. He is sad about having to leave S8 behind, as are many of us. But whether S9 does it for me or not, I will watch if only to read and listen to Slezak and Cantiello.

  15. All I have to say is WTH is going on?

    I loved the video, subliminal messages and all!

    Adam and Jim have a great rapport.

  16. I have finally warmed up to Jim…. that was a fun interview with out takes and Jim – you should have got the hug while you could! (I would have!) ;)

  17. OK, gotta ask. Did Adam not realize the camera was on in the first few seconds of the video because it appears to me that he is kind of smirking about Taylor when he says her name. In the next section, he is turned on for the camera and is totally smiley.

    Jambajim: OK you’re lurking. Was Adam being smirky about Taylor at the beginning of the interview or am I just imagining things????

  18. suebrody
    12/18/2009 at 8:33 pm
    I think he’ll get over it. And MJ and I took care of it. No worries.

    What would MJ do without you…

  19. I think Jim and Adam were joking about Bieber or Taylor being the reason for the apparent “storm” going on nearby. They were being funny.

    Edited because those drum sticks sound really cool.

  20. The “Swiffft” and “WhatEVER” was hilarious, those two would really be fun to hang with… very funny.. and cool.

  21. Anmor,

    Something for everyone’ 

    I think he is just taking the opportunity to get those fencer sitters. Adam has been using this “something for everyone” expression since he talked to Michael Slezak in May. Shows me that he is consistant and I think he quite succeeded in creating the album he spoke about. The rock songs, the dance tunes, the “ethereal” songs invite picking and choosing a favourite. I just listened to the entire album again after a self-imposed moratorium of 4 days. It is REALLY good. Fun, interesting, well-produced and rather atypical in that it is a hodgepodge.

  22. My take, for what it is worth, on Taylor Swift kidding is just that. Good humor, good times, everyone having fun. Nothing more than that, I think all the interviews were about people having fun and keeping the evening light hearted.

  23. sidewalkstory
    12/18/2009 at 8:29 pm
    Note to @jambajim (Jim Cantiello): Slow down w/ the subliminal messages, dude!

    that mess would be fine if it came from you but you made it come fr all of us at mj’s. I have no problem with the editing of that video.
    ^^^

    Re the bold part: Have no idea what you are talking about (???).

  24. ‘Maybe it’s because’ ¦I know who I am and I’m comfortable in my own skin’ ¦and I’m promoting individuality

    I have to say, that is one of the reaons I am rooting for Adam. I think he is a terrific role model for many people, who, perhaps, feel like they don’t fit in. I think that is why Adam matters and why Time put him on the list.

  25. Please nobody jump on me, but since this is not a fan board for Adam and it’s a blog for American Idol, I’m going to make my comment and hope for the best.

    “Maybe it’s because’ ¦I know who I am and I’m comfortable in my own skin’ ¦and I’m promoting individuality and freedom of expression within music’ ¦maybe people are responding to that.’ 

    These kinds of comments that Adam makes really push me away from him. Sounds like so much self-promotion, I don’t really know how to explain what I mean. Sounds full of himself, taking himself too seriously. Why can’t he just make music and let the music speak for itself, why does he have to say he’s promoting “freedom of expression within music”? That sounds so much like hyperbole and self-importance. Is he on a mission, or is he just wanting to sing and make music? “I know who I am, I’m comfortable in my own skin,” sounds all about “me, me, me” and conceited, like “I’m so wonderful, so evolved.” Just no, just doesn’t make me like him though it seems to work for a lot of people, but for how long? He’s like the pied piper of hamlin, puts people under his spell with his spiel, but when will it grow tiresome? I can’t think of other celebrities who are always talking about themselves with such seriousness and making themselves a poster child for “self expression” and “individuality.” Many artists do these things but they don’t talk about it constantly, they just do it, their art speaks for itself. Whew, just had to say that.

    It kind of reminds me of Clay and his vanilla revolution, came to change music, to enlighten the music industry or something. I don’t know why the comparisons to Clay keep coming up for me, he and Adam are so different in many ways, but they do. It’s just interesting. I guess I really don’t want to hear an artist who talks so much about their mission but just want to hear their music.

    I have to say, that is one of the reaons I am rooting for Adam. I think he is a terrific role model for many people, who, perhaps, feel like they don’t fit in.

    I think that characterization would work more for me if people came to their own conclusions about him, instead of him telling us what he’s doing. Does that make sense? Instead of, “I’m a spokesperson for people who don’t fit in” (which he says in so many words), if he acted in certain ways and then other people noticed it and said “he strikes me as a role model for the disenfranchised” instead of him telling us. Show me, don’t tell me your character, show me through your actions. Unless you’re a writer and an essayist, if you’re a musician, show us through your music who you are.

  26. These kinds of comments that Adam makes really push me away from him. Sounds like so much self-promotion, I don’t really know how to explain what I mean. Sounds full of himself, taking himself too seriously. Why can’t he just make music and let the music speak for itself, why does he have to say he’s promoting ‘freedom of expression within music’ ? That sounds so much like hyperbole and self-importance. Is he on a mission, or is he just wanting to sing and make music? ‘I know who I am, I’m comfortable in my own skin,’  sounds all about ‘me, me, me’  and conceited, like ‘I’m so wonderful, so evolved.’  Just no, just doesn’t make me like him though it seems to work for a lot of people, but for how long? He’s like the pied piper of hamlin, puts people under his spell with his spiel, but when will it grow tiresome? I can’t think of other celebrities who are always talking about themselves with such seriousness and making themselves a poster child for ‘self expression’  and ‘individuality.’  Many artists do these things but they don’t talk about it constantly, they just do it, their art speaks for itself. Whew, just had to say that.

    Did you listen to the audio? Because if you did, you would see that Adam didn’t bring the topic up himself. It was a question asked to him by a fan as to why he thinks he was included in the list and that was his response. To me its not self promotion when you answer someone’s question….

    In addition, you will be pleased to know that Adam said in the same interview that its not that serious.

  27. (It appears out of context now, but my first post in this thread about Kris’ outtakes was referring to a post preceding it that’s been deleted.)

  28. Re the bold part: Have no idea what you are talking about (???).

    From what I can gather there was a tweet send to that Cantinello guy suggesting “posters at mjs” couldn’t keep up with the subliminal messages in his video. It may have been taken negatively to one degree or another. In reality it was one person, the tweeter. There might be more but that’s what I’ve gathered, minimal as it is.

  29. I can’t think of other celebrities who are always talking about themselves with such seriousness and making themselves a poster child for ‘self expression’  and ‘individuality.’ 

    Lady Gaga does. She is very serious about her vision and she considers her shows to be performance art. Her interviews, including the one with Barbara Walters, show that she takes who she is and what she does seriously.

    Most artists are passionate about what they do.

    Instead of, ‘I’m a spokesperson for people who don’t fit in’  (which he says in so many words),

    This is exactly what Lady Gaga said in her BW interview.

  30. Did you listen to the audio? Because if you did, you would see that Adam didn’t bring the topic up himself. It was a question asked to him by a fan as to why he thinks he was included in the list and that was his response. To me its not self promotion when you answer someone’s question’ ¦.

    I dunno, still sounds like unnecessary for him to answer like that, even if asked questions, there are many ways to answer questions.

    In addition, you will be pleased to know that Adam said in the same interview that its not that serious.

    He does say that, but maybe it contradicts the other statements made in the same interview.

  31. I like how Adam laughed so hard when Jim said Kesha wants a glambaby. Too adorable. I also think Adam is very articulate with his responds to fans’s “death thread” by simply ignoring Jim’s request and kept talking about how great LR was during the Idol tour.

  32. Lady Gaga does. She is very serious about her vision and she considers her shows to be performance art.

    Yes of course, passionate artists, of course, but I think there’s a difference between what she says and what Adam says, but I can’t pinpoint it right now. Time for bed, but anyway, it is how I respond to things that Adam says sometimes. For what it’s worth. Others obviously see it differently.

  33. I think that characterization would work more for me if people came to their own conclusions about him, instead of him telling us what he’s doing. Does that make sense? Instead of, ‘I’m a spokesperson for people who don’t fit in’  (which he says in so many words), if he acted in certain ways and then other people noticed it and said ‘he strikes me as a role model for the disenfranchised’  instead of him telling us.

    I can see what you are saying, but I don’t pick up that vibe from him. But I understand how it could be perceived that way. I think people who don’t fit in are sometimes insecure , so Adam and Lady GaGa (to me) are role models because although they don’t fit in, they still have confidence to be who they are. They don’t try to make themselves fit into what mainstream America dictates.

  34. I dunno, still sounds like unnecessary for him to answer like that, even if asked questions,

    there are many ways to answer questions

    good! then he can answer questions directed at him any way he likes.

    I really enjoyed the interview with jim. Adam sounded so young and funny too. if those where outtakes i must have missed the main interview and i can’t find it anywhere. where can i find it?

  35. When I first heard the JoJo interview, my first thought was….Yes! He’s finally “getting” why fans love him. How many times has Adam been asked questions about why he thinks he’s getting all of this positive attention from fans and he replies that he really has no idea? I love the fact that he’s understanding now why we feel so connected to him. He is comfortable in his own skin and it’s inspiring.

  36. Adam… your skin! Please use PROACTIV SOLUTION. Google it! It does wonders for acne problematic skin if you regularly use it.

  37. good! then he can answer questions directed at him any way he likes.

    Of course he can, and people can have opinions about it too.

    I think people who don’t fit in are sometimes insecure

    Absolutely, and when Adam keeps saying how comfortable he is in his own skin, I sometimes wonder if “he doth protest too much” or why does he have to keep saying it? I suppose he’s trying to answer questions and explain himself, but it can be offputting.

  38. Adam’ ¦ your skin! Please use PROACTIV SOLUTION. Google it! It does wonders for acne problematic skin if you regularly use it.

    I saw him pass the barricades at MSG and he was really having a bad skin day that night.

  39. oceana:

    You are obviously 100% entitled to your opinion, and hopefully no one would get so upset about differing opinions on the internet (lol), but fwiw, this is what the Time article in question said:

    “But Lambert came first in generating attention: that eyeliner, that voice ‘” ranging from a husky smolder to a granite-splitting glam-rock shriek ‘” and those glittered-out, magnetic performances. And there was the way Lambert treated his sexuality, which reflected the tricky path of gayness toward mainstream acceptance. Lambert never confirmed his being gay until finishing Idol, but, importantly, he never denied it. And unlike Aiken’s, his performances had an unmistakable erotic charge ‘” he was a man, not a man-child. After Idol, he infuriated some viewers with a raunchy, grinding show at the American Music Awards on ABC. Rather than apologize, he charged a double standard for gay men while keeping a smile on his face: when Joy Behar told him, on The View, that he was “not exactly a nice Jewish boy,” he quipped, “I’m a little different. My dreidel spins the other way.” Lambert ended 2009 out, proud ‘” and loud.”

    TIME was saying is that Adam matters because he’s a fantastic singer/performer who is open and unashamed of his sexuality.

    Adam was asked why he thought he was included on that list–and he answered with basically a version of what the article said, that he was encouraging people to be themselves in his music and people were responding to that. TIME didn’t put Adam on that list because he told them he was encouraging freedom of expression–they put him on that list because that’s what they felt he was doing, and it was noteworthy.

    Adam has talked about the importance of being yourself and how songs like Strut encourage people to do that, but I don’t see how that’s different from Kris or Allison or Lady Gaga or any other artist discussing the messages of their music as they have in interviews. Letting the music speak for itself and discussing what you’re trying to convey with it don’t seem mutually exclusive to me. That’s what singers do in interviews, they talk about what their music means to them.

    Out of curiosity, what answer would you have preferred? When you’re asked “Why do you think you’re on a list of people who matter?” it seems hard to avoid having your answer include something positive about yourself–that doesn’t strike me as self-aggrandizing.

    But of course, some people think Allison sounds bratty, some people think Kris sounds conceited, and some people thinks Adam sounds self-important. It may not make sense to the people who don’t think that about them, but everyone is absolutely entitled to their own opinion. :)

    ETA: for some reason those smiley face emoticons always look sardonically mocking to me, so hopefully it was clear that it was a sincerely smiley.

  40. I always enjoy Jim’s interviews with Adam (and Kris): they’re just very light and funny, and his laughing when hearing about Keisha’s desire to have his “glambaby” is adorable. :)

  41. oceana
    12/18/2009 at 11:26 pm

    good! then he can answer questions directed at him any way he likes.

    Of course he can, and people can have opinions about it too.

    I think people who don’t fit in are sometimes insecure

    Absolutely, and when Adam keeps saying how comfortable he is in his own skin, I sometimes wonder if ‘he doth protest too much’  or why does he have to keep saying it? I suppose he’s trying to answer questions and explain himself, but it can be offputting.

    I understand where you are coming from. I think it is that he is insecure on some level but at the same time he really can’t show that too much. Being gay if he shows any kind of vulnerability with things like this he would be quickly perceived as weak and girly. I don’t know if I am making sense but I am gay and I know that sometimes because of peoples perception and how you are treated certain things can’t be shown or it is met with “Figures ” . You can’t show emotion or vulnerability because you are already perceived as less then a man. Which is not true. I could be wrong but I sometimes get the same feelings you do only I see them more as not being cocky but protective

  42. I love Adam’s personality. He is so straight up and honest. I love to listen to him speak…

  43. , and when Adam keeps saying how comfortable he is in his own skin, I sometimes wonder if ‘he doth protest too much’  or why does he have to keep saying it? I suppose he’s trying to answer questions and explain himself, but it can be offputting.

    Adam has a set of talking points that he repeats over and over again. He is very consistent and on message–like anyone should be who is good at public relations. The only reason it appears repetitive is because we watch every interview. He is not trying to appeal to people who watch every interview and read every article, he is trying to get himself (i.e. his brand) out to the public at large, which means that that he has to stay on message and on point. If he gave a different answer to the same question his message would be garbled with the public, and he would not be developing his brand as effectively.

    Make no mistake, Adam knows how to work these interviews in the most effective way possible. He isn’t just promoting his music, he is consciously developing his brand and to do that he must be consistent and on message. If he does this effectively, the money he makes in lending his “brand” to various products will DWARF what he makes as a performance artist. I’m not saying that’s why he is doing such good pr and branding work on his behalf, but I would like to suggest that will be the result.

    Many many people relate to his message about self-empowerment and feeling comfortable in their own skin. Frankly, I don’t really relate to it much because I’ve never felt out of place or uncomfortable in my own skin (I’m very mainstream), but apparently that is not the case with many people out there. For those people, this message resonates with them, and he inspires them. Most people who hear him say this are hearing it for the first time.

  44. “Adam’ ¦ your skin! Please use PROACTIV SOLUTION. Google it! It does wonders for acne problematic skin if you regularly use it.”
    ————————————————————————————
    I’m sure he wishes it was that easy. He’s said that his acne is the bane of his existence. My son has a friend that struggles with acne, and for some it’s just that….a struggle. Medication doesn’t work for everybody unfortunately. Adam is a pretty meticulous person; I’m sure he’s tried everything. Regardless, he’s an incredibly handsome man.

  45. Adam is in good company with his skin issues. There are gorgeous celebrities that are spokespeople for ProActiv…..

  46. I can’t think of other celebrities who are always talking about themselves with such seriousness and making themselves a poster child for ‘self expression’  and ‘individuality.’ 

    Lady Gaga does. She can be pretentious and self important when she describes her music, but that’s part of her persona and I find it refreshing compared to the people who’re just like “yeah, man… I just do it, man.” For example, in this interview: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/nov/29/lady-gaga-interview, which is titled “Lady Gaga: the future of pop”, she says

    My fans have a soul ‘“ they’re a subculture of music lovers, pop music lovers, misfits, an incredible group of young people who all have something in common and come to my shows to be freed.

    Which is making herself a poster child way more than anything Adam’s said. And she also says some completely wacky and over the top stuff, which could easily be labeled as pretentious or attention whoring nonsense:

    I remember watching the mascara tears flood the ivories and I thought, “It’s OK to be sad.” I’ve been trained to love my darkness.

    Honestly, I find this sort of thing to be interesting and generally awesome. Providing insight at best, or at worst being amusing. But either way, it adds another dimension to the artist.

    And compared to Lady Gaga, Adam doesn’t take himself seriously at all. He’s repeatedly said “I’m just playing” and “I know I’m ridiculous”… but at the same time he has a positive message about people expressing themselves and being confident. What’s wrong with that?

  47. dior
    12/18/2009 at 11:22 pm
    Adam’ ¦ your skin! Please use PROACTIV SOLUTION. Google it! It does wonders for acne problematic skin if you regularly use it.

    No, it really doesn’t. Visit an Acne forum and read the thousands of posts from teens and adults who have tried EVERYTHING! (including several rounds of accutane) Read the stories of complete despair and desperation.
    Sometimes it’s not as easy as ordering non-prescription medicine from a web-site. If it were, no one would have acne.
    If your skin problems are mild and proactive works wonders and is a long term solution for you, be extremely thankful! You are one of the lucky ones!

  48. Seems like Bad Romance is #1 now and FYE is back to #2 on Itunes.

    btw how are the video sales reported? Are they reported at all?

  49. Adam’ ¦ your skin! Please use PROACTIV SOLUTION. Google it! It does wonders for acne problematic skin if you regularly use it.

    If he has scars, then Proactiv won’t help. He’ll need to like do those micro dermision or whatever, things. And he’ll need to time to heal from that, and time is not something he has right now.

    And yet I still like Adam and find him attractive. Oh wells.

  50. Maybe Adam is just experiencing adult acne. I had worse acne in my late twenties than I ever did as a teenager. And his makeup on SYTYCD was perfect, didn’t look too heavy, despite being obviously intense.

    Adam was just on KIISFM again with JoJo, in the studio. I thought it was a repeat, but I guess it was live, because he said he’d only met him yesterday but feels like he’s known him forever. Adam said they were brothers from another mother. WWFM was #3 on the countdown, JoJo asked him some more twitter questions. Asked about Brazilian fans. Adam said he’s definitely going to do international appearances in the New Year, so will probably end up in Brazil. He said he wants to party with his fans there. Other than that, nothing new. Asked about the 27-second breath on Pick U UP, and Adam said he just took a deep breath beforehand, and there was some studio trickery too.

  51. KISS LA just had Adam on again, and WWFM was #3 on the 9 @ 9
    countdown. JoJo loves Adam!

    oops-sorry HappyCat-we were posting at the same time.

  52. mama2dasha ha! Strange that Adam would drop by the radio station two days in a row? Or are they just having Adam do as much radio promo as possible now?

    Would love to hear more about the international appearances.

    So is the Kradison concert definitely in NY now? I’d be very curious what venue they put it in. And would they tie into S9 by showing clips of the concert during results night or something? The whole Demand event requesting has just spammed my email. Thanks Ryan.

  53. Adam said he’s definitely going to do international appearances in the New Year, so will probably end up in Brazil.

    OMG!!!!! If Adam comes here I think I’m gonna have a heart attack (of excitement, of course)!!!!! I always thought that if I wanted to see him live I would have to go to the USA, witch would cost A LOT of money (not that he is not worth it).

    And his laugh when Jim tells him about the glambaby, I could listen to it all day long. It’s the most delicious thing!

  54. Adam’s scars are always going to be there. The thing for him is to control the breakouts. The heavy load makeup he wears doesnt help either. I feel for him and people who deal with skin issues.

  55. RE: Gridlock NYE
    Yay! The Fanny Pack will be there too. I love this corky group. I can’t wait to watch them. I wished it’s gonna be televised?

  56. The concert with Adam, Kris and Allison is going to be in NEW YORK CITY!!! YES, YES, YES!!!

  57. The concert with Adam, Kris and Allison is going to be in NEW YORK CITY!!! YES, YES, YES!!!

    Yeeeesssssssssss! Bring it on! New York City can handle what you’re ’bout to do :)

  58. @adamlambert Vote for RYan Rock my Town! I’d love to perform in NYC! http://bit.ly/4wGCLI 2:41 AM Dec 18th from Echofon

    Apparently, Adam asks, Adam gets! lol
    Congratulations, NY Citiers!

  59. Show me, don’t tell me your character, show me through your actions. Unless you’re a writer and an essayist, if you’re a musician, show us through your music who you are.

    That’s what he wants to do and why he cancelled Larry King HOWEVER loads of media outlets, radio stations, magazines want to cover Adam and interview him so what’s he supposed to do? The few times he hasn’t met with an interviewer (like with an MTV Canada reporter while on tour), they slag him off and say he’s a snob because he wouldn’t talk to them etc. etc. Some of his fans love to hear every single thing he has to say but if you don’t want to, then stop listening and reading them. He IS showing us who he is through his music.

    Love how he discusses his lack of anonymity on the JoJo interview: http://www.kiisfm.com/common/podcast/single_page.html?podcast=JoJo

  60. Jurnee, I agree, he doesn’t have that much choice, now, does he…
    He has said so many times that he wants it to be about music, but he has also said that if people want to see him as a symbol of changes and tolerance, he is not going to deny them that, it’s just an additional burden on his shoulders (never mind that they are padded ;)
    I spend too much time here, but I enjoy it so much, so I’m not going to AA yet (Adam’s Anonymous)

  61. i live in new york so i am sooo excited for that, yet i am soo upset that i dont live on the west coast because of new years! omg how i want that to be televised, somehow!

  62. I hope you guys, who will participate in those two venues will record them, pretty please :)

  63. I wonder if he can do something about the scars or if they’ll forever be there?

  64. maybe now, when he has more money – perhaps there are procedures for that, but some people just have bad skin, like Cameron Diaz :(

  65. As for the Rock Your Town concert, I think NY is a good place. Wonder where in NY they’ll have it?

  66. I think some tickets will be given out amongst the voters but the rest is up for purchase…

  67. OMG …. his skin? WHO CARES? adam is beautiful as he is..inside and out…a little ‘imperfection’ is a good thing and as adam has said- people need to get OUT of the mirror…it is meaningless and superficial…i just wish people would STOP picking on what they see as physical flaws- ..it is really creepy..adam’s talent and character as a human being is what matters…geesh! he is gorgeous the way he is…

  68. I don’t care, he looks perfect to me, but Adam does :(
    he frequently complains about his skin :(

  69. donnasn-I agree. Adam’s skin is part of who he is-doesn’t bother me in the least. His gorgeousness starts from the inside and works its way out! He is a total mind blowing package of talent, beauty, kindness and caring, intelligence, articulateness! As a friend of mine said “Adam is a wonderful cornucopia”- and I’m enjoying every bit of him!!!

  70. There is a plastic surgery procedure that can correct any scarring on Adam’s face caused by past problems. If he’s still having problems, that’s another matter. He wears a lot of makeup and evidently has for several years. That can cause problems sometimes since it can close pores. I’ve known some people who have had skin reactions to theatrical makeup.

  71. I think acne scars and acne are alot more complicated to get rid of than most people think. This proactiv is not the miracle cure for recurrent acne and scars anymore than rogaine gives a balding man a full head of hair. I can understand not wanting plastic surgery, someone should not have to resort to that unless he/she personnally wants to go through some painful expensive procedure that has no guarrantees.

  72. I can understand not wanting plastic surgery, someone should not have to resort to that unless he/she personally wants to go through some painful expensive procedure that has no guarantees.

    Plus there’s no great benefit in plastic surgery unless any ongoing cause of the problem is taken care of first. No need to fix something that’s just going to be broken again shortly.

  73. Whats weird is that Adam’s skin can look flawless one day and then the next, its a mess. I think is has a lot to do with the lighting and and what type of base he is wearing – dunno.

    I think his right cheek is much more scarred than his left. You will notice that in most interviews he has his left cheek to the audience.

  74. Yes Kate8, the treatment of acne is much more complicated than some people think. Clearly, Adam has had cystic acne, which is what has left him with those deep scars. ProActive is a pretty weak weapon against that. Because cystic acne is an internal problem and Proactive is an external soluction.

    Most people who’ve had that kind of severe acne at some point wind up on the Accutane regimen. It’s a harsh drug, but it will stop the cysts. You can’t stay on it forever though. So, while it will eradicate the majority of the huge cysts, afterward, you’ll still have the scars, and you’ll still have occasional (much smaller) break-outs.

    Adam’s skin looks better at some times, and worse at other, because sometimes he only has the scars and other times he has the scars plus a new break out. He’ll probably continue trying to conquer this problem for a few more years.

    And, the skin resurfacing and fill products are not a direct route to perfect skin. Some of those procedures don’t work for certain skin types, and for some people the after effects may be worse than the scars they started with.

    Either way, it is likely at this point in his career that Adam regularly sees a board certified dermotologist. And, living in LA, he has access to some of the best plastic surgeons in the world (those people don’t just do fake boobies). So, I don’t think he needs skin treatment advice from blog posters.

  75. Whats weird is that Adam’s skin can look flawless one day and then the next, its a mess. I think is has a lot to do with the lighting and and what type of base he is wearing ‘“ dunno.

    I think he has bad skin days, with outbreaks, and then good days where you don’t see it much.

  76. Hmmm. Most of the time I don’t notice his skin because I find him to be a physically beautiful man. His perfectly symetrical features totally override any skin imperfections that may be visible from time to time.

  77. Heyo! For those of you who were wondering, Adam and I were 100% joking at the beginning of the video when he comically rolled his eyes and hissed Taylor Swift’s name. We were goofing around. The press room was just outside our tent and it was SOOOOOOOOO loud. You’ll see when my Allison video goes up next week – at one point we can’t even hear each other because the press room next door exploded upon Justin Bieber’s arrival.

  78. Heyo! For those of you who were wondering, Adam and I were 100% joking at the beginning of the video when he comically rolled his eyes and hissed Taylor Swift’s name.

    Totally took it that way jambajim, and it was pretty funny. You could tell from the pics that came out from that show that Adam was excited to meet Taylor.

  79. Either way, it is likely at this point in his career that Adam regularly sees a board certified dermotologist. And, living in LA, he has access to some of the best plastic surgeons in the world (those people don’t just do fake boobies). So, I don’t think he needs skin treatment advice from blog posters.

    ITA. This is an area that he is super sensitive about and I’m sure is already under someone’s care for it. To me, his issues with skin, weight, etc (and I only bring these up cause he has mentioned them often) make him more human, and loveable (if that is even possible).

  80. PS jambajim… why the ef didn’t you just HUG him?? Sheesh. It’s hilarious because I totally think that JoJo on Kiis wants a hug too, but is afraid to ask :-)

  81. Schuffy, I am totally not afraid to ask Adam for a hug. Hey, Adam, I would really like to give you a hug, and if you like wanna hug me back well that would be soooooooo great!

  82. Jambajim: thanks for clarifyng what was going on at the beginning of the vid when Adam first mentioned taylor swifts name. It was hard for me to catch. I loved the interview. Very cute. I sure woulda hugged him though!! You had your chance!!!!

  83. I for one doesn’t seem to care bout his skin,because despite of this, Adam is naturally beautiful inside and out,He’s good and a classy dresser, very smart ,articulate,versatile,a good son and friend and not to forget a very talented singer.(so there’s no time to focus on his skin).

  84. I’m stuck at airport for more than 12 hours now. Reading discussion about Adam’s skin problem really helps me escape from RL. :D

    Jim love your interview. You should so hug Adam. Don’t be shy or afraid. Glamberts won’t hunt you down because of jealous.

  85. Adam is sooooo cute without stage makeup. i think if I saw him someplace, I’d space out.

  86. I agree – he looks absolutely adorable without makeup. And sexy with makeup. Win-Win situation.

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