Idol Headlines for 02/22/10

Adam Lambert and Kelly Clarkson confirm their next singles (Well not exactly)

American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has confirmed that the next single from his Gold-certified debut album For Your Entertainment will be the Max Martin produced “If I Had You”.

Meanwhile after a lot of deliberating the winner of the very first American Idol Kelly Clarkson will release “All I Ever Wanted” as the fourth single from her album of the same name. The song will hit radio in March.

Note from me: Actually, Adam told the peeps at VH1 Countdown, that “If I Had You” would probably be his next single. The RCA mod at AO cautioned peeps that it was not an official announcement. Also, anybody got a cite for Kelly? I couldn’t find an add on mediabase. ETA: It’s listed at FMBQ for March 9

The Prophet Blog

American Idol Kris Allen In Haiti, In Pictures

THANKS to American Idol winner Kris Allen, Haiti is back in the news. Allen was pictured with a young Haitian girl during a UN Foundation visit to recovery and rebuilding programs in Port-au-Prince. He then sang a song on an acoustic guitar. The cynics would say the audience was captive to the grandstanding celeb. They see the scene from Airplane. The reality is that whatever breaks up the day and improves the lives of the dispossessed can only be good…

Anorak.co.uk

‘Idolatry’: Jason Castro performs his single and dishes his new EP

American Idol season 7 troubadour Jason Castro is currently on the road promoting his 2010 Love Uncompromised EP and winning great reviews in the process; he even managed to turn a New York Times music critic into a fledgling Idoloonie! If you haven’t been able to catch him live yet, though, fret not: During a trip to New York City late last month, Jason stopped by Hudson Terrace and graced Idolatry with an acoustic performance of his single “Let’s Just Fall in Love Again.

Entertainment Weekly

More Idol Headlines after the JUMP…

Adam Lambert:”UK is ahead of America in terms of tolerance”

He later went on to discuss Susan Boyle, who kept him off the top spot in the charts. He said: “I’m happy for her success, but that album is terrible. Wild Horses is the one that just made me laugh the hardest. I just died when I heard it, I was crying with laughter. It was the most horrendous, sacrilegious treatment of that song!”

Pink Paper

Adam Lambert, Kim Kardashian, Others Share Their Fashion Mistakes

And while high school graduation is a day of celebration, Adam Lambert just wishes he could forget about the whole thing. “[A] graduation video that’s floating around of me in that horrible red cap flapping in the breeze, my fat face singing that Boyz II Men song and my voice cracking at the end — I could do without that, ” he joked.

MTV

Idol airplay: ‘Pants’ on the chart, ‘Pants’ on the chart

There’s no change in the top 10 of the American Idol airplay chart this week. According to Mediabase, though, the gap between the two top songs — Kelly Clarkson’s Already Gone and Kris Allen’s Live Like We’re Dying — continues to narrow.

Adam Lambert’s Whataya Want From Me moves into USA TODAY’s Hot AC top 20 for the first time, and Danny Gokey’s My Best Days Are Ahead of Me returns to the Country top 40 after one week out.

USA Today

‘American Idol’ Power Rankings: The Top 24

It’s good to be back.

Sitting and watching the audition rounds of ‘American Idol‘ can be a grueling process, but after making it through some good singers, plenty of bad ones, and some pants on the ground, we’re finally at the Top 24. And this seems like as good a time as any to unveil Season 9’s first installment of the Eye on Idol Power Rankings.

Fancast.com

Former ‘Idol’ Mikalah Gordon: All Growed Up!

Mikalah showed off her talents at an “American Idol” party in L.A. on Thursday.

While she may not have the record sales nor the Grammys, the 22-year-old is even hotter than her fellow season four cast mate, Carrie Underwood.

TMZ

Simon Cowell lobbies MPs on anti-piracy measures

Pop mogul Simon Cowell has waded into the debate over the Digital Economy Bill’s anti-piracy measures, in what is believed to be his first piece of UK political lobbying, urging MPs to pass it as a “matter of urgency”.

Cowell, alongside several other powerful figures from the film and literary world, has put his name to a strongly worded letter, seen by The Telegraph, which MPs and the Lords will receive today, to get the anti-piracy measures in the bill pushed through, which could see repeat offenders’ internet connections cut off.

Telegraph.co.uk

Rep Says Simon Cowell Is Happy – But Not Engaged

Simon Cowell’s rep, Max Clifford, tells PEOPLE he cannot confirm reports that the American Idol judge is engaged to makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy. But don’t be surprised if Cowell pops the question before too long.

“I see it being repeated everywhere, ” Clifford says. “But when I asked him last Wednesday, when he and Mezhgan were about to fly back to L.A., I said, ‘Are you engaged?’ His answer was, ‘Max, I’m not engaged.’ That was last Wednesday.”

People.com

To fans in his hometown of Nazareth, Grady is an ‘Idol’

Until a few months ago, Tyler Grady of Nazareth wasn’t even the lead singer in his own band.

But on Wednesday, Grady won a spot among the top 24 contestants on the nation’s biggest show, ”American Idol.”

That makes Grady, 20, the only contestant from Lehigh or Northampton County ever to make it this far and, therefore, the first to perform live on ”Idol.”

Grady has positioned himself as this season’s rock singer, and his front-man swagger and penchant for 1970s polyester shirts have given him frequent screen time.

McCall.com

Second to none

When Adam Lambert was pipped at the post in the finale of last year’s American Idol, entertainment websites were clogged with messages of outrage. “OMG America. Kris Allen? Really? America, you let us down and worse, you let yourself down, ” wrote one angry blogger.

Overlooking the eyeliner-wearing rocker and huge Freddie Mercury fan was not just a bit of bad luck dished out on reality television, it was a national disgrace. Even Lambert later insinuated in his official “coming out” spread in Rolling Stone magazine that his sexual orientation had swayed the final vote.

NZHerald.co.nz

AI Now Exclusive: Disqualified Season 9 “Idol” Writing A Book

Disqualified season nine “American Idol” top twenty-four finalist Chris Golightly contacted AI Now to make an announcement, he’s writing a book, titled “Orphan” about the struggles of his life.

Chris says that his disqualification, even after allegedly proving to “Idol” producers that he had been released from the contract in question, was just the latest event in his tragic life story.

Born into an abusive home, Chris and his sisters were taken by authorities and removed permanently from their parents’ custody when Chris was only eighteen months old. The journey that follows takes Chris into the nightmarish homes of abusive foster parents, into corrupt orphanages and boys homes, and ultimately into the loving hands of God.

AI Now

Producer Steve Lillywhite speaks about his campaign to be ‘Idol’ judge

Last week, noted producer Steve Lillywhite made an impassioned video plea to be considered a potential replacement for “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell, a job he’s certainly qualified for, having worked on some 30 game-changing albums in just as many years, from his early New Wave days with Siouxsie and the Banshees and Talking Heads to Peter Gabriel and U2’s formative years to current chart-toppers like 30 Seconds to Mars. The man also has a British accent (Lillywhite grew up outside of London and is currently based in New York), a strong opinion and loads of charisma, so why did some think the video campaign was a joke?

For one thing, the clip wasn’t intended for mass viewing; Lillywhite submitted it directly to 19 Entertainment, then a friend uploaded it to YouTube. (“I didn’t say don’t do it, ” he recalls with a self-deprecating chuckle.) In fact, Lillywhite couldn’t be more serious. And though he demurs that he “doesn’t have a chance in hell” of getting the gig, he made his case to Idol Tracker.

LA Times

Ke$ha Calls Out Adam Lambert For Kissing And Telling

When Ke$ha and Adam Lambert had a clandestine make-out session last week, the ‘Tik Tok’ singer was sure no one would ever find out. Wrong! Glambert, 28, spilled the beans on a local radio station Feb. 18, and his blabbermouth had the songbird wishing he had kept their secret in – well – the closet. But instead of getting pissed off in private, Ke$ha called Adam out on Twitter for his indiscreet kiss ‘n tell.

“@adamlambert glabert! kiss + tell….. U little shit secretsout then ;) , ” the 22-year old singer tweeted Feb. 21.

Adam was quick to apologize, writing, “@keshasuxx “so good I kiss and tell… I got no lies, I got love” Well I couldn’t help myself! You’re cute!”

Hollywood Life

Twitterview with Anoop Desai

Desi Hits!: From Lady Gaga to 50 cent, DH! has brought South Asian culture to the west, what are your thoughts on east meets west?

Anoop: the E-W fusion seems so natural to me- it pretty much describes my life! With music especially, though. The Beatles exposed… music that I find exciting. So proud that the 2 types of music that shaped me are working together! I hope to be a part of it the West to Indian music on Across the Universe, and now there’s a new generation of collaboration between Bollywood and W. pop…

Desi Hits!: So are were going to be hearing some desi beats on your upcoming album?

Anoop: you’ll definitely hear that influence. I listened to Lata and Mukesh in the car on the way to school, at the same time I was… listening to BoyzIIMen, Taal at the same time as I was into Brandy. It affects a lot of things I write. But it’s not going to… be forced on any song where it doesn’t belong. I’m just trying to make the best music possible by using all of my backgrounds!

Desi Hits

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365 Comments

  1. Check out this compilation of 57 amateur singers who collaborated to make a YouTube version of “We Are The World.” The singers recorded each of their respective parts from make shift studios, i.e., their bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. It was uploaded just 2 days ago and already it has over 118,600 views and over 5600 comments. It’s that good.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hhX0KkQBW4

    For comparison’s sake, here is the official remake of “We Are The World”…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glny4jSciVI

  2. Re: Adam’s rumored new single: I just hope the rest of the world likes If I Had You a whole lot more than I do…
    I really want to see Adam’s momentum keep going. If I could play record executive, I’d pick Fever.

  3. ozarka:
    02/22/2010 at 9:39 am

    Check out this compilation of 57 amateur singers who collaborated to make a YouTube version of “We Are The World.” The singers recorded each of their respective parts from make shift studios, i.e., their bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. It was uploaded just 2 days ago and already it has over 118,600 views and over 5600 comments. It’s that good.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hhX0KkQBW4

    Wow thanks for posting. My feeling is that was better then the remake and seemed more genuine like the original. Really great job.

  4. Those are some great pictures of Kris in Haiti from Anorak.co.uk. I love the picture of him surrounded by the kids, and where he is holding a little girl.

  5. Adam Lambert would do well to learn when it’s best to keep one’s mouth shut. He really is his own worst enemy.

  6. (Lambert) later went on to discuss Susan Boyle, who kept him off the top spot in the charts. He said: “I’m happy for her success, but that album is terrible. Wild Horses is the one that just made me laugh the hardest. I just died when I heard it, I was crying with laughter. It was the most horrendous, sacrilegious treatment of that song!”

    I’m not a fan of Susan Boyle, but I don’t think what she did to “Wild Horses” was any more shocking than what Adam did with “Ring of Fire,” which, for the record, I loved. And I think Susan may have the last laugh in terms of ridicule too. Glass houses and all that . . .

  7. Ahh, I had a feeling IIHY wasn’t necessarily the next single. My thought was definitely that Adam seemed to be speaking out of turn when he said that, as in, it wasn’t final or official yet. I still wouldn’t be surprised if it’s picked.

    My guess is the choice would come down between Sleepwalker, Fever, and IIHY, and after getting a feel for what PD’s feel about them, they’ll choose the one that has the most positive response (even if that is Sleepwalker, which sounds more like WWFM).

  8. Disapointed but not surprised that (if?) they chose IIHY for Adam’s next single. I don’t think it’s a coincidence they picked the two Max Martin tracks as singles.
    I wonder also if it was a good time for Adam to announce this, WWFM has not peaked yet. Nonetheless, hope this one is a hit for him.

    Kind a feel the same for Kelly, AIEW is not my favorite but at this point it’s not that important since she already got two huge hits from that album.
    Hope she will appear on AI at some point, she’s on her world tour until may but there are some dates on the calendar that could fit.

  9. I’m not a fan of Susan Boyle, but I don’t think what she did to “Wild Horses” was any more shocking than what Adam did with “Ring of Fire,” which, for the record, I loved. And I think Susan may have the last laugh in terms of ridicule too. Glass houses and all that . . .

    How credible is the source this came from? This doesn’t sound like something Adam would say at all. I don’t believe he said it.

  10. I’m not a fan of Susan Boyle, but I don’t think what she did to “Wild Horses” was any more shocking than what Adam did with “Ring of Fire,” which, for the record, I loved. And I think Susan may have the last laugh in terms of ridicule too. Glass houses and all that . . .

    Yeah, when I read that quote I thought “oh boy, the boards are gonna love this” LOL. There is a reason artists try to stay away from criticizing each other. But it fits in with his outspoken image, so no harm no foul in the long run.

  11. Is that UK site reputable? It doesn’t even sound like Adam speaking to me, he’s outspoken but usually not negative to other artists. He defended No Boundaries for Pete’s sake. And right before going to the UK for press? If it is his quote though, I agree with him. The album is terrible.

    boyle-gate today?

    I was hoping for Fever too. Oh well, I’m sure they’ve done research.

  12. sr4mjc:
    02/22/2010 at 10:23 am
    Is that UK site reputable? It doesn’t even sound like Adam speaking to me. And right before going to the UK for press? If it is his quote though, I agree with him. The album is terrible.

    boyle-gate today?

    MTE!

  13. Is that UK site reputable? It doesn’t even sound like Adam speaking to me, he’s outspoken but usually not negative to other artists. He defended No Boundaries for Pete’s sake.

    ITA – that sounds like an Adam quote taken out of context, or re-written by the press. He is always very nice to other artists (unless those artists criticize him first, cough*Clay and Gene Simmons*cough). And on Oprah he was very complementary to Susan Boyle. I can’t imagine him going after the poor Scottish cat lady. Not really his style.

  14. I was listening to IIHY this morning in the car and I think it is a great choice for a single. Yes I like Fever better but they have to go with what will be more commercially successful right now and I think IIHY will be very popular with young demographic they need to reach.
    As far as the Susan Boyle album comments, I can believe Adam made them because I agree. I physically cringed when I heard Wild Horses. I know she has great sales but what I heard of that album was just awful to me. Adam is entitled to his opinion about it just like everyone else. He certainly has to deal with negative opinions about himself and his music on a daily/hourly basis.

  15. If it’s not a reputable site, then why is MJ posting it? And I recall Adam doing a similarly snotty impersonation of SuBo when he was being interviewed on a local radio program several months ago. Maybe he’s doing it to get a rise out of her defenders (a cheap stunt, IMHO), but it just seems tacky to me (and incredibly clueless) to, on the one hand, criticize the American public for being so much less “tolerant” of sexuality, in general, than the Brits while he’s bragging about how he laughed out loud when he heard SuBo’s “sacriligious” treatment of a frakkin’ Rolling Stone song.

    I found the song an odd choice when I first heard it. too, but if you think of the lyrics, and separate the song from the Rolling Stones, it kinda makes sense. It’s a fantastic piece of songwriting, whith a beautiful melody, and I doubt Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are crying over the royalties they’re receiving for SuBo’s recording (which has 2.8 million hits on YouTube). It just makes Adam sound petty.

  16. BootStar:
    02/22/2010 at 10:11 am

    (Lambert) later went on to discuss Susan Boyle, who kept him off the top spot in the charts. He said: “I’m happy for her success, but that album is terrible. Wild Horses is the one that just made me laugh the hardest. I just died when I heard it, I was crying with laughter. It was the most horrendous, sacrilegious treatment of that song!”

    I’m not a fan of Susan Boyle, but I don’t think what she did to “Wild Horses” was any more shocking than what Adam did with “Ring of Fire,” which, for the record, I loved. And I think Susan may have the last laugh in terms of ridicule too. Glass houses and all that . . .

    First if he really said this I agree with you but I find it difficult to believe he actually said this quote. First it doesn’t sound like his style of talking. Second I am gay and a lot of gay tabloid have been embellishing on any Adam news or quotes. (for the life of me I don’t know why) He was on Oprah with Susan and even with Oprah he was referencing things that Susan said that he could identify with I just can’t see him saying

    I just died when I heard it, I was crying with laughter. It was the most horrendous, sacrilegious treatment of that song!”

    I can’t fathom him being that cruel and flippant. I liked to know who he actually said it to and if the source is reliable. This will not win him any British fans (again I don’t think he would be that stupid either even if he believed it) I don’t like Susan Boyle either or think her album is something to rave about but I certainly would not say the things that he supposedly said. I still say lets see. I want to hear it from him. Words have been put into his mouth before or things he has said have been twisted before too.

    Not that it warrants or condones what he said about Susan Boyle (or supposedly said) but Adam has had many negative horrendous things said about him and even by fellow Idols (different seasons. As I recall a lot of people supported their right to voice their opinion about him and what thought and that the were in the right to do so. It has been done to him more then he has said it. (In fact this would be the only time he criticized any fellow artist if its true. where as many fellow artist have criticized him.)

  17. boyle-gate today?

    Bein’ in print don’t make it true. I have a problem with this interview. Lots of publications are too loose with direct quotes.

  18. He defended No Boundaries for Pete’s sake.

    Whether Adam’s statements as reported ar accurate or not, we should remember that he defeneded when No Boudaries when it was possible for him to be stuck with it since the defense came on Final 2 performance night.

  19. Wild Horses sung by Susan Boyle is horrible. If Adam said or not, it doesn’t change how bad that song is. As for it being another possible “gate”, we can just add it to the official “gate list”, which is now very long.

  20. boyle-gate today?

    Unless I hear a tape when he said this or anything close to it…It never happened, at least in my mind. But, I am sure that a lot of people will run with the story and it will spread like wild-fire. Anything that puts Adam in a “bad” light seems to escalate all out of porportion to its significance.

  21. If it’s not a reputable site, then why is MJ posting it?

    MJ posts a lot of stuff that comes from very “iffy” sites…consider the stuff from TMZ. If it’s on the web and sparks a conversation it is posted.

  22. Like others here, I find it really hard to believe Adam dissed Susan Boyle that way. It doesn’t even sound like his way of speaking, he’s more articulate than that.

  23. On to other topics:

    Jason Castro is still weird. But endearing. And that song of his is seriously growing on me. I haven’t listened to his EP yet, but I think I am going to hit YouTube and give it a try.

    I know this is crazy but I always think if Jason as Archie in 10 years. Minus the dreads. Heh. He’s all awkward but he seems pretty okay with himself at the same time.

  24. I couldn’t care less what Adam Lambert said about Susan Boyle. I think he just likes to stir the pot and get attention. Another “gate”? Ho hum.

  25. One last thing on the link to the gay magazine the front cover says Adam Lambert on Gaga and Guyliner. I would think if he really said those things about Susan Boyle it would be on the front cover as a quote by him. This may just be there way to get people to buy the magazine. IMHO

  26. She might not resonate with viewers, but she should. Crystal is the hallmark throwback to early Jewel…

    Jewel??? Nah, Chrystal’s voice is much more powerful. I never would have thought of Jewel.

  27. Much ado about something probably never said.

    I did see this on Twitter

    ‘Adam’s FYE has been chosen as MTV Japan’s Buzz Clip for the first half of March!!’

  28. ross:
    02/22/2010 at 10:46 am

    I couldn’t care less what Adam Lambert said about Susan Boyle. I think he just likes to stir the pot and get attention. Another “gate”? Ho hum.

    But aren’t most of the “gates” embellished stories that we find out later aren’t true and these stories and gates are not perpetuated by Adam. I agree he likes to be controversial and push buttons but causing Gates IMHO is not his style. Again most are created by people trying to make more out of something Adam did or didn’t do. This is my experience with most of the “gates” that involve Adam

  29. bridgette12:
    02/22/2010 at 10:37 am
    Wild Horses sung by Susan Boyle is horrible. If Adam said or not, it doesn’t change how bad that song is. As for it being another possible “gate”, we can just add it to the official “gate list”, which is now very long.

    Lol – too true :-) Another day, another gate ;-)

    And my take is, Adam said something that was taken out of context and re-tweaked to sound worse. That was done with Kris before too (the Tiger Woods quote?)

    And yes, Crystal sounds nothing like Jewel, imo. I’m having a hard time telling them apart, but Janell and Didi are much more like Jewel (softer voices).

  30. But aren’t most of the “gates” embellished stories that we find out later aren’t true and these stories and gates are not perpetuated by Adam. I agree he likes to be controversial and push buttons but causing Gates IMHO is not his style. Again most are created by people trying to make more out of something Adam did or didn’t do. This is my experience with most of the “gates” that involve Adam

    Agreed. It happened all summer long on tour, usually almost always something out of context or blown out of proportion.

  31. Hey, if Adam was misquoted, I will happily retract my criticism. All he needs to do is make a statement (or just tweet) that he was misquoted. I sure as hell would. And I’d never grant that publication an interview again either.

  32. I didn’t like Adam’s comments about Susan Boyle’s album. I think he should be honest with most things but criticizing another artist’s work too much is rude IMO. I am a huge Adam fan, but think this is one time he should have kept his opinion to himself.

  33. “I’m happy for her success, but that album is terrible. Wild Horses is the one that just made me laugh the hardest. I just died when I heard it, I was crying with laughter. It was the most horrendous, sacrilegious treatment of that song!”

    We all know that Adam is not PC, and sometimes has no filter. But that just doesn’t sound like something he would say. Especially that last part. I can imagine he saying that the album is terrible, but saying that he was crying with laughter? It doesn’t sound like him. Not because he is a saint, but because he is smarter than that. And yes, Adam defended No Boundaries after the finale (Idolatry interview). But sometimes I think in his international interviews he says things that he wouldn’t say in american media. He did kinda diss Glee in an Australian interview, something that he would probably never do in the US. So who knows? I’m with Tess. I’ll believe it if I have audio evidence.

  34. “All he needs to do is make a statement (or just tweet) that he was misquoted.”

    Why should Adam have to explain himself? Isn’t he entitled to his opinion just like everybody else? People blast his character, his music, his looks here and all over all the time and that’s just fine and dandy. Nobody holds back the negative when it comes to Adam. I happen to agree with him and think the SB album is awful, but again that is my opinion.

  35. Okay, keep in mind I am someone who likes Kradison but doesn’t read every word of all their interviews. I just go by what I see in comments on the days I happen to be reading the headlines threads. And what I see in regular news outlets. I barely kept up with the tour stuff.

    But I am surprised to hear Adam’s hardcore fans say that Susan Boyle comment would be so out of character. Really? My impression of him is that he’s been outspokenly critical about folks in the past. I don’t think of him as mean, but I do think of him as not particularly caring if his opinions are controversial. He said stuff about Clay Aiken and Gene Simmons, refuse to apologize for the AMAs, told parents tough shit if they were offended about his Idol tour stuff, just finished saying he’d wear fur because “he didn’t kill the thing” lol… I don’t think he gives a flying fig. In fact, I kind of expect him to say stuff that will make people mad. It seems like his thing. So I didn’t bat an eye when I read the quote in that sense.

    Lots of artists court bad boy reps, so I don’t think its a negative thing, but I don’t think of this as out of character so to speak. But again, I don’t follow him that closely.

  36. Those photos of Kris with the little Haitian girl are adorable. It’ll be interesting to hear what he says in his conference call this afternoon.

  37. I don’t know if Adam said that about Susan Boyle or not, but if he did, he’s entitled to his opinion. Not a big deal, IMO. I doubt Susan Boyle cares what Adam thinks, considering her huge sales.

  38. It doesn’t sound like Adam to me, but if he said it big deal. He is entitled to his opinion and i agree with him (and even if I didn’t agree with him I wouldn’t care). He goes out of his way to compliment/praise/plug artists that he really likes. If he is asked about an artist he dislikes or such an artist comes up in conversation, i don’t expect him to say something nice about their work if he doesn’t believe it.

  39. aa618892:
    02/22/2010 at 11:08 am
    “All he needs to do is make a statement (or just tweet) that he was misquoted.”

    Why should Adam have to explain himself? Isn’t he entitled to his opinion just like everybody else? People blast his character, his music, his looks here and all over all the time and that’s just fine and dandy. Nobody holds back the negative when it comes to Adam. I happen to agree with him and think the SB album is awful, but again that is my opinion.

    WELL SAID!!! …thank you!!

  40. Re: ‘Idolatry’: Jason Castro performs his single and dishes his new EP

    So nice he’s been receiving good reviews:) Saw Jason in Seattle – I’m looking forward to hearing his full CD – soon I hope.

  41. I know this is crazy but I always think if Jason as Archie in 10 years. Minus the dreads. Heh. He’s all awkward but he seems pretty okay with himself at the same time.

    I don’t think it’s that crazy at all. Jason once said that Archie reminded him of himself when he was Archie’s age.

  42. The British tabloids are the worse piece of garbage journalism. Everything is made up and sensationalized. I don’t believe for one second MJ would post this story. MJ did you do the headlines today?
    I hope Adam fans don’t take the fan war bait!

  43. Why should Adam have to explain himself? Isn’t he entitled to his opinion just like everybody else? People blast his character, his music, his looks here and all over all the time and that’s just fine and dandy. Nobody holds back the negative when it comes to Adam. I happen to agree with him and think the SB album is awful, but again that is my opinion.

    I never said Adam should explain himself if he stands by the quote! Others, however, are claiming that he was misquoted. If he was, and if he cares that a magazine he granted an interview with is misquoting him, then he should clarify what he actually said. That’s all I’m saying.

    Adam can say whatever the hell he wants about SuBo and the Tooth Fairy, too, for all I care. I just think if the quote is accurate, it makes him look like an ass.

    And as far as what “other people” say about Adam, how is that relevant? Unless Susan Boyle has trash-talked him, I don’t see how that’s an excuse. As we’re constantly telling our kids, don’t play the blame game! :-)

  44. I don’t for one minute believe Adam was quoted accurately on any actual SuBo comments he may have made. That said, I totally agree with his reported comments. She does a very watered-down, milquetoast version of “Wild Horses” that robs the song of its original feel. It is changed extremely, but that’s done by removal of what made it so good in the first place rather than by creativity. It’s not changed up, but changed down.

    SuBo’s entire album sounds clinically two dimensional to my ear. She sings beautifully, but it’s cold. There’s not even the tiniest hint of depth.

  45. I thought it was rude what Adam said about Susan’s album. If he didn’t like it he could have simply said he wasn’t a fan, but to say he was dying of laughter from how bad it was? That is just mean spirited. It is not about being honest and open, he is being a bully.

  46. that rag article about adam is not reliable at all lol. its as bad as the examiner..its foolish to believe it

  47. see, that rag lied about adam, and the toronto star lied about kris-it happens :)

  48. *

    “As we’re constantly telling our kids, don’t play the blame game! :-)”

    Huh? Not blaming anyone or excusing anything. That was my point. If Adam said it he said it. It’s his opinion and you can consider him an ass or not for saying it. I just said that he shouldn’t have to explain or clarify if he doesn’t want to just like anybody else.

  49. its as bad as the examiner..its foolish to believe it

    It’s not anything like the Examiner. LOL.

  50. Yeah, I think it is fine if he doesn’t like her album and fine to say so but if that is an accurate quote, that was pretty harsh. And I never saw a quote from her saying bad stuff about him so I don’t think the idea that it is ok if he does it because other people do it to him flies (least that’s not what my mama taught me lol). War bait? Why is that war bait? It’s a discussion point like any of the other headlines. I would have the same opinion no matter who said it.

  51. aa618892:
    02/22/2010 at 11:08 am
    “All he needs to do is make a statement (or just tweet) that he was misquoted.”

    “Why should Adam have to explain himself? Isn’t he entitled to his opinion just like everybody else? People blast his character, his music, his looks here and all over all the time and that’s just fine and dandy. Nobody holds back the negative when it comes to Adam. I happen to agree with him and think the SB album is awful, but again that is my opinion.”

    I agree with you 100%. No one has any problem criticizing Adam, not about his music, his look, personality or everything that comes out of his mouth. If he said this, I really don’t care. This is not the first time he has said that he doesn’t care for certain artist music. Sometimes people think artist selling less then the bigger stars don’t have the right to dare criticize them or even be mentioned in the same category as them. I am pretty sure Susan Boyle really don’t care what American Adam Lambert has to say about her. As for the British public, I have no doubt some of them would agree with Adam.

  52. I don’t think it’s that crazy at all. Jason once said that Archie reminded him of himself when he was Archie’s age.

    Really? Well, maybe that’s where I got the idea then. heh.

    Seriously, Jason just seems like Archie with more self-confidence. Both are quirky people, but Jason was just more non-challant about it, and Archie always seems to be apologizing for it. But he shouldn’t. He’s a doll just the way he is.

  53. Lol, I think it is a little less believable that a filmed trip was fabricated than Adam making a somewhat assholic comment. And no, he shouldn’t have to explain himself, if that’s what he thinks, fine. I just don’t have to like it and am allowed to say so :)

  54. Re: ‘Idolatry’: Jason Castro performs his single and dishes his new EP

    So nice he’s been receiving good reviews:) Saw Jason in Seattle – I’m looking forward to hearing his full CD – soon I hope.

    I’m excited to see Jason live in about a month. Woot! I just got to listen to the EP in full earlier today and I love it! I didn’t think I would very much since I wasn’t particularly impressed with the snippets I heard before. My favorite song (which is not on the EP, unfortunately), though, is It Matters To Me. I have had it on repeat in my car player for two days now. Heh. :P

  55. Adam, the champion of those who felt they did not fit in and have experienced genuine hurt in life, picked on an innocent woman with a disability (who just happens to have a multi-platinum album)?

    ETA: I have Adam’s CD. I do not have Susan’s CD. Going to burn the former and buy the latter. : – )

  56. Seriously, Jason just seems like Archie with more self-confidence. Both are quirky people, but Jason was just more non-challant about it, and Archie always seems to be apologizing for it. But he shouldn’t. He’s a doll just the way he is.

    Maybe Archie will grow out of it and be nonchalant about it too when he gets to be Jason’s age. lol.

  57. I love Jason’s EP, too, it is really good. That Toronto Star article was so ridiculous that I didn’t even finish reading it. And do not want a book from “Orphan.” Still can’t believe he calls himself that.

  58. The British tabloids are the worse piece of garbage journalism. Everything is made up and sensationalized. I don’t believe for one second MJ would post this story. MJ did you do the headlines today?
    I hope Adam fans don’t take the fan war bait!

    CALM DOWN PEOPLE. Sorry if y’all are reading something you don’t like, and sorry to disappoint, but GT is a Gay publication, NOT a tabloid.

    And the next person who whines “Adam gets criticized here more than the other Idols…” is going to be put in moderation.

  59. was It was the most horrendous, sacrilegious treatment of that song!”

    To me this does not sound like anything Adam would say. Usually people who are not religious don’t use words like sacrilegious. It has definitely not been in Adam’s vocabulary before. The whole statement doesn’t sound like Adam.

  60. Oh Adam anyone but the Cat lady. You are going England you know.

    Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t Adam starting his promo in Scotland, where the cat lady is from?

    The radio presenters may well agree with him but we do have a tendency to look out for our own in Scotland. Should make for some interesting listening……..

  61. Adam, the champion of those who felt they did not fit in and have experienced genuine hurt in life, picked on an innocent woman with a disability (who just happens to have a multi-platinum album)?

    No he didn’t. He did not comment on her age, appearance, disability, anything about her. He gave props to her sales. He was commenting on his opinion of the music on the album. Nothing wrong with that. Or are all of the critics who gave bad reviews of her album picking on her too? I doubt Adam would care if someone simply did not care for the music on his album, thought it was awful, cheesy, he shrieks whatever. I suspect that he does care about the gay slurs, the attacks on his appearance etc. Commenting on music is not a personal attack.

  62. aa618892:
    02/22/2010 at 11:44 am

    *

    “As we’re constantly telling our kids, don’t play the blame game! :-) ”

    Huh? Not blaming anyone or excusing anything. That was my point. If Adam said it he said it. It’s his opinion and you can consider him an ass or not for saying it. I just said that he shouldn’t have to explain or clarify if he doesn’t want to just like anybody else.

    ^^^ITA. Being born and raised most of my youth in Europe, I have family in England and the Netherlands and they don’t get the whole Susan Boyle thing neither. From what they tell me Susan Boyle has her share of tabloid dirt. They write about her breakdowns and that she is a deranged crazy lady!! My guess is that the British papers are preparing for all the Adam hits that are coming their way. Good business.

  63. It looks like Danny will have another concert at a House of Blues location this time in Orlando, FL. (He has an upcoming concert at a House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach on April 2) The House Of Blues in Orlando just tweeted about this:

    Come to “Danny Gokey” Saturday, April 10 from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am. Danny Gokey Saturday 04/10/2010 Doors: 07:00… http://bit.ly/cAnuJJ

  64. Maybe Archie will grow out of it and be nonchalant about it too when he gets to be Jason’s age. lol.

    LOL. Yeah, that’s why I think of Jason as Archie fast forwarded. He just needs to get old enough to stop caring so much. It will happen.

    When that kid comes into his own, watch out!

  65. while i agree with adam’s sentiment (i.e. boyle’s album being terrible), the way he expressed it was just a tad mean-spirited.

    starstruck2000:
    02/22/2010 at 11:58 am

    To me this does not sound like anything Adam would say. Usually people who are not religious don’t use words like sacrilegious. It has definitely not been in Adam’s vocabulary before. The whole statement doesn’t sound like Adam.

    lol, i’m the furthest thing from being religious and that word is in my vocabulary.

  66. That Toronto Star article is a big fail. Looks like the YouTube link has been made unavailable already. Why wouldn’t they verify something like this before posting it.

  67. girlygirl:
    02/22/2010 at 11:41 am
    I DON’T FREAKIN’ BELIEVE THIS. This Toronto Star “reporter” seems to thinksthat Kris fabricated his trip to Haiti…

    http://thestar.blogs.com/realitycheck/2010/02/kris-allen-and-haiti-unrequited.html?cid=6a00d8341bf8f353ef01310f2a66ae970c#comment-form

    Actually, this reporter checked a past video of Kris explaining that the trip was postponed. It’s was not malicious. I once corrected her on something and she thanked me for that. I just wrote a comment to her so I guess she’ll correct the article.

    Great pictures of Kris in Haiti. Love especially the first 3. This guy has really above average skills to connect with people and that’s because he cares.

    Adam, uh oh … i’ll see if this appears to not be true. But if it is.. yes he’s entitled to his opinions, but he should also behave correctly in public and not be a/an *pick up an appropriate word*
    I could be wrong but i think this is possible he said that. I remember that a month or 2 ago, he imitated ‘Wild horses’ as sung by SB and it was not flattering.

  68. girlygirl:
    02/22/2010 at 11:41 am
    I DON’T FREAKIN’ BELIEVE THIS. This Toronto Star “reporter” seems to thinksthat Kris fabricated his trip to Haiti…

    http://thestar.blogs.com/realitycheck/2010/02/kris-allen-and-haiti-unrequited.html?cid=6a00d8341bf8f353ef01310f2a66ae970c#comment-form

    I just read this. (not able to see the video though). LOL that she is an Adam fan. What does she think that Kris and the UN did. Go to a backlot studio and make a mini set?

  69. Apparently Allison is also performing (singing Scars) on thursday nites results show.

  70. Anyone knows what Kris will perform? I guess Alison performing scars means that that’s her new single?

  71. aa618892:
    02/22/2010 at 12:01 pm

    That Toronto Star article is a big fail. Looks like the YouTube link has been made unavailable already. Why wouldn’t they verify something like this before posting it.

    ^^^Good question! People that don’t know Kris and what he is about will read this story and think it is true. That is why you can’t believe everything you read and jump to conclusions.

  72. HappyDaisy:
    02/22/2010 at 11:52 am
    Adam, the champion of those who felt they did not fit in and have experienced genuine hurt in life, picked on an innocent woman with a disability (who just happens to have a multi-platinum album)?

    I respectfully disagree…he did not pick on her personally, he gave his opinion on the music…”I’m happy for her success…but the album is terrible.
    Big difference IMO. Any artist (Susan included) that puts out an album should be ready to hear the good along with the bad.

  73. So both Allison and Kris are performing on Thursday? I hope this means “Scars” will be Allison’s next single.

  74. girlygirl:
    02/22/2010 at 11:41 am

    I DON’T FREAKIN’ BELIEVE THIS. This Toronto Star “reporter” seems to thinksthat Kris fabricated his trip to Haiti…

    http://thestar.blogs.com/realitycheck/2010/02/kris-allen-and-haiti-unrequited.html?cid=6a00d8341bf8f353ef01310f2a66ae970c#comment-form

    Wow didn’t she see the videos from other news sources where he sang to some of the people in Haiti. Not a very good job of Journalism/Blogging. Maybe the time frame is wrong. Wasn’t Kris going to go sooner but had to change his plans. Maybe that is when this article was written and some how got reposted. Just a thought

  75. Good for Allison for getting a performance slot on Thursday’s results show. Hopefully she will see a boost in sales due to that exposure.

  76. its called hits. they make things up to get them lol. interesting that alison and kris are both going to be on the results show. wonder when adam is going to be on

  77. Though I am unhappy with his remark it doesn’t compel me to burn his CD or throw away his music. I am still going to listen to it and I still enjoy hearing him sing and Interview. :mrgreen:

  78. Allison is performing on Thursday too, that is fantastic news. I am really looking forward to seeing her and Kris too. I think it will be a nice sales boost for both of them too.

  79. I just read this. (not able to see the video though). LOL that she is an Adam fan. What does she think that Kris and the UN did. Go to a backlot studio and make a mini set?

    nah – they went to the same backlot nasa used to film the lunar landing in july 1969, lol… the powers that be have been waiting decades for another opportunity to hoodwink the world… :D yay kris, lol

  80. Just incidentally, there’s yet another radio interview out there somewhere (I’m looking, I’m looking)in which the DJs interviewing Adam call Susan Boyle “the hairy angel.” Adam tells them it’s “mean.” Admittedly, though, he pulled no punches here talking about her CD and, particularly, her “Wild Horses” cover.

  81. Wow, Don’t look at me with that tone of voice!

    What next? UN is a bogus organization?!

    That video of Kris seems to me was a part of a previous interview before he left for the Southeast Asian tour!!

    Give the man a break people, for the benifit of the doubt.

  82. In a hilarious turn of events, a CENSORED version of WWFM has been sent out to DJ’s.

    In the censored version, the word “Damn” is taken out. There’s just an awkward “D…”

    Seriously???!!! Laughing my DAMN ass off!

  83. nah – they went to the same backlot nasa used to film the lunar landing in july 1969, lol… the powers that be have been waiting decades for another opportunity to hoodwink the world… yay kris, lol

    LOL

    btw ggdoorsfan, is it a Jim Morrison avatar you got there? it got my attention; yesterday i was watching some YT vid on his bio

  84. In a hilarious turn of events, a CENSORED version of WWFM has been sent out to DJ’s.

    In the censored version, the word “Damn” is taken out. There’s just an awkward “D…”

    Seriously???!!! Laughing my DAMN ass off!

    OMG, really?.. Well, I wonder if they have gotten some feedback from sone PDs in ultra conservative markets that they would play the song if the “damn” is removed. But really, its ok to say “bitch” but not “damn”? Its too bad George Carlin is no longer with us.

  85. is it a Jim Morrison avatar you got there? it got my attention; yesterday i was watching some YT vid on his bio

    yes it is :)

  86. I DON’T FREAKIN’ BELIEVE THIS. This Toronto Star “reporter” seems to thinksthat Kris fabricated his trip to Haiti…

    Actually, I think this person is dilusional – she also says she wants to be on Mary Murphy’s “hot tamale train” – did you see her picture??? LOL.

    Mtlfan – I saw your comment and understand your point, but anyone who truly considers themselves a blogger should be more informed before writing controversial pieces – at least if he/she doesn’t want a backlash!

  87. The pictures of Kris holding that little girl – ADORABLE!!!

    ITA! I hope despite all of the “noise” over this trip, a lot of money is raised, and awareness increased, to assist the Haitians. At the end of the day, that’s the most important thing.

  88. @EWMichaelSlezak Update: 19 Entertainment rep confirms “Scars” will indeed be @allisoniraheta’s second single. (FTMFW, sonzzzz!) http://bit.ly/911qm7

    Am so happy Allison’s getting another single. And I love this song. Was not a fan of FIBOU at all. So yay for “Scars”!

    Oh, and she’s performing it live on Results Night this week. Awesome!

  89. They took out ‘Damn’? That must be the verison Cumulus is waiting on!

    Maybe it’s a good thing Fever isn’t being released.

    I’m looking forward to Scars as well, it’s my favorite on the album.

    Another photo is out from Mike Ruiz

    http://bit.ly/9QlzpT

  90. Sashab

    I love this song. Was not a fan of FIBOU at all. So yay for “Scars”!

    Ditto.

  91. tiger92:
    02/22/2010 at 12:21 pm
    In a hilarious turn of events, a CENSORED version of WWFM has been sent out to DJ’s.

    In the censored version, the word “Damn” is taken out. There’s just an awkward “D…”

    “Seriously???!!! Laughing my DAMN ass off!”

    This can’t be real, a censored version of WWFM. Is this not 2010, that we need to take one word out of a song, so it can be politically correct for a certain audience. Why do this, because if they are offended by the word damn, are they going to be able to able ignore that Adam’s openly gay. I can imagine Adam will have a big laugh at this, that his most conservative song is still being censored.

  92. LOVE Scars. I have to listen to it again with “is this a single” ears though. Still, I love that girl, so I am going to root hard for this.

    My radio station plays a version of TikTok that censors half the song, including the famous “brush my teeth with a bottle of jack” line. This is par for the course.

  93. Are you guys serious about a censored WWFM? With the songs currently on Top 40? This is hilarious but if true now I can understand the reluctance to release “Fever”. Geeeesh!

  94. This can’t be real, a censored version of WWFM. Is this not 2010, that we need to take one word out of a song,

    Oh…it’s real! I would say things aren’t looking too good for “Fever” being the next single! :)

    Here’s WWFM in all its’ censored glory:

    Adam Lambert – http://www.sendspace.com/file/1hv31k

  95. what are you cutting and pasting this from

    Here’s WWFM in all its’ censored glory:

    Adam Lambert – Whataya Want From Me (Censored Version) [4MB MP3]

    or is there supposed to be a link. DAMN.. (just had to say that)

    ETA: saw it thanks. Crap that sounds funny, especially in the time of “disco sticks”.

  96. Mtlfan – I saw your comment and understand your point, but anyone who truly considers themselves a blogger should be more informed before writing controversial pieces – at least if he/she doesn’t want a backlash!

    J9BT … yes absolutly. In fact I didn’t read the section below the video she posted before i commented. The lines below it are so weird and uninformed

  97. Are you guys serious about a censored WWFM? With the songs currently on Top 40?

    No kidding!!! What about that horrible Bedrock song (“I can make your bed rock) and Kesha’s Blah, Blah, Blah (“dance with no pants on”), just to name a couple. Wow, there really is a double standard when it comes to Adam. This really ticks me off!!!

  98. Dude. Censored versions of songs are released all the time. Some markets play the censored versions. Just because you may not have heard one doesn’t mean they are not routinely out there. Its really not that big a deal. I don’t get it hubbab. If anything, it will get him some more spins.

  99. tiger92 –

    sorry to drill at you about this.. but it BLOWS my mind that with everything we have on the radio that this is one that gets cleaned. I know some other pink songs on the radio get this treatment.. but with all the sexual innuendos.. it cracks me up.

    the file says promo. Where did you get this from.. if I could ask?

    tinawina is right.. it happens all the time. I usually notice with more explicit words.

  100. Re: ‘Idolatry’: Jason Castro performs his single and dishes his new EP

    So nice he’s been receiving good reviews:) Saw Jason in Seattle – I’m looking forward to hearing his full CD – soon I hope.

    A friend dragged me to that show. (I liked Jason well enough on AI but he was never my fave). I came away quite impressed with him.

  101. tripp_ncwy:
    02/22/2010 at 11:21 am
    Kris and other celebs dish on their Olympic dreams.

    http://www.people.com/people/videos/0,,20345446,00.html

    Thanks for that link tripp_ncwy! Very cool that Kris would like to do snow boarding and the half pipe.

    On that Toronto paper/blogger article. Somebody didn’t do their homework. I hope they correct it. That’s really sloppy reporting to take an old video and completely disregard actual news reports and releases by none other than the United Nations!

    On the Adam/SueBo stuff. Why is anyone surprised or doubting he said that? I just don’t get the denial/defending every time he does or says something that is pretty low class. He plays to whatever he perceives his particular audience to be in the moment. That can be the sweet, kind, boy next door or the sex and drugs and rock and roll ‘I don’t give a F about anyone’ bad boy. And he’ll often play both roles just moments apart.

    So he praises and says nice things about SueBo to Oprah when Susan is on the same freaking show. What a surprise! Then he does an interview with a main gay publication in the UK and wants to be hip and edgy so he says nasty things about her album. Typical Adam.

    Oh, and the pics of Kris in Haiti with the little girl were just freaking adorable.

  102. I love Scars, but I wonder why they aren’t releasing “Don’t Waste The Pretty”, which seems like it would more radio friendly. Of course, I thought “Friday I’ll Be Over You” was radio friendly,so what do I know. The acoustic versions of DWTP are better than the studio version, and Scars is such an emotional song, so this could be a very good move.

    On the subject of censored songs, it happens all of the time. The Zac Brown Band just had a big hit with “Toes”, but a lot of stations took out the word ass, and replaced it with Toes, which just didn’t make sense in the context of the song. A lot of people came down on Fantasia for Baby Mama, despite the fact that there are plenty of uncensored songs on the radio that deal with the subject of how babies get made.

  103. “Mtlfan:
    02/22/2010 at 12:50 pm
    Mtlfan – I saw your comment and understand your point, but anyone who truly considers themselves a blogger should be more informed before writing controversial pieces – at least if he/she doesn’t want a backlash!

    J9BT … yes absolutly. In fact I didn’t read the section below the video she posted before i commented. The lines below it are so weird and uninformed”

    I commented and now none of the comments are showing up. You would think that since she went in and removed the comments she would take the time to correct her article or delete the article (she looks pretty foolish to have written that misinformation).

    How ironic – the heading above Debra Yeo is Reality Check……she needs a reality check.

  104. the file says promo. Where did you get this from.. if I could ask?

    I got it from another site. The poster says it is the censored version that is being sent out to djs.
    Maybe it’s being sent out so Adam can pick up some christian contemporary stations! hahahahaha
    Still laughing my DAMN ass off!

  105. WTF, I read that Toronto Star blog and seriously that reporter is living in a closeted world or what? All the news media has already been reporting on Kris’s trip to Haiti for days and she can call herself a journalist without checking the facts properly! Wow, she can really twist the facts man! Her profile disgusts me:

    Debra Yeo was an unabashed Cougar for Cook, thinks Adam Lambert over Kris Allen was a no-brainer, and that Simon Cowell is a wise but sometimes mean man. She also wishes she could dance well enough to be on Mary Murphy’s Hot Tamale Train and Jean Marc Genereux’s VID list.

    Yucks!

  106. I just have to say, I love “honest to a fault” Adam. They don’t call it “brutal” honesty for no reason. :-)

  107. Re: ‘Idolatry’: Jason Castro performs his single and dishes his new EP

    There is such a huge growth in how Jason expresses himself in interviews now – so much more articulate.

  108. He plays to whatever he perceives his particular audience to be in the moment. That can be the sweet, kind, boy next door or the sex and drugs and rock and roll ‘I don’t give a F about anyone’ bad boy. And he’ll often play both roles just moments apart.

    That seems about right, if mighty dangerous. If he doesn’t watch it, he will become the glam John Mayer, although Mayer screws up trying to be too smart and Lambert screws up trying to be too quick.

  109. They censor songs for the radio all the time. I can’t remember what song it was I heard the other day, but the word “damn” had been removed from the lyrics. And, for example, I know Green Day’s songs, are often censored. I’s always so obvious when you hear these on the radio too, it’s rather funny but sad at the same time. Some of th stuff they censor out of the lyrics is quite mild in terms of what people hear in everyday life.

  110. I commented and now none of the comments are showing up. You would think that since she went in and removed the comments she would take the time to correct her article or delete the article (she looks pretty foolish to have written that misinformation).

    How ironic – the heading above Debra Yeo is Reality Check……she needs a reality check.

    lifeisgood, nice shot about the ‘reality check’!! I left 2 comments on her board. It’s a moderated blog so she has to ok them before letting them through. So maybe she hasn’t read them yet. I’m expecting a correction sometimes today

  111. tinawina:
    02/22/2010 at 12:54 pm
    Dude. Censored versions of songs are released all the time. Some markets play the censored versions. Just because you may not have heard one doesn’t mean they are not routinely out there. Its really not that big a deal. I don’t get it hubbab. If anything, it will get him some more spins.

    Yep, it happens ALL the time on any song and ‘damn’ is a popular word to be removed. It reminded me of how I got into Country Joe and the Fish. I heard the bleeped version of ‘I Feel Like I’m Fixin to Die’ on the radio. My friends and I would always immediately buy anything that got bleeped so we’d know the real words. What a disappointment that all they sang was ‘don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn’.

    This live version of the song has a beginning that isn’t on the actual record. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhGitgUOJxA

    Fun part of it all is the song itself was very controversial and was played, but a simple innocuous word was censored in some markets.

  112. Well, the full article verifies what Adam said, but it sounds different in the context of the whole interview. The article is very good and positive toward him actually. The author seems to really get him, I enjoyed reading it.

    http://www.gaytimes.co.uk/Magazine/InThisIssue-articleid-6473-sectionid-726.html

    Well, looks like he said it after all. That’s the kind of thing you say to a friend in a bar, not in an interview. It was harsh. Not the end of the world, though. Still love you BB.

    The article about Kris’ trip being fabricated? How ridiculous was that? That reporter is a moron. I don’t think anybody is gonna believe her.

    Yay, for Allison’s new single being Scars. I love that song and I’m sure it will be a hit (fingers crossed). I’m so happy she’ll apear on AI this week.

  113. Mtlfan – thanks for clearing up the mistake in the Toronto Star article. I was just about to comment on it as it got me a bit mad. The video obviously indicated that it was an interview on 1/28/2010 … an old one which she should have checked before posting. Hmp. I just hope that whoever else reads the article (if still uncorrected) would also be more discerning.

  114. Glad to hear Allison is releasing a second single. I think Scars is a good choice.

  115. Lookie, lookie! Guess who else is going to be on the Jay Leno show with Adam? Won’t it be great if Sarah Palin and Adam get to sit next to each other! LMDAO!!!

    Tuesday, March 2 – Sarah Palin, Shaun White

  116. The article about Kris’ trip being fabricated? How ridiculous was that? That reporter is a moron. I don’t think anybody is gonna believe her.

    She is not a reporter. She is a blogger. A lot of bloggers write inaccurate (and imo stupid) stuff all the time, including AI bloggers. Not MJ, who is careful about what goes on her blog. But many others in the blogosphere are not careful and just post whatever, whenever.

  117. Lookie, lookie! Guess who else is going to be on the Jay Leno show with Adam? Won’t it be great if Sarah Palin and Adam get to sit next to each other! LMDAO!!!

    I’m hearing Sarah Palin is going to be on INSTEAD of Adam. I’m hearing his appearance has been postponed.

  118. So he praises and says nice things about SueBo to Oprah when Susan is on the same freaking show. What a surprise! Then he does an interview with a main gay publication in the UK and wants to be hip and edgy so he says nasty things about her album. Typical Adam.

    The implication is that Adam is two-faced.

    But what praises and nice things did Adam say about SuBo to Oprah? I’ve just listened to his interview with Oprah again, and the only reference he made to Susan Boyle was this,”I was watching what Susan was saying backstage and it’s similiar for me”. This was in refernce to Oprah’s question about how his life has changed.

  119. The Toronto Star reporter is still insinuating in that blog that Kris never went to Haiti. In fact she questions what they will use on Thursday’s results show in place of footage of Haiti! And now they’ve closed the comments section on her blog so readers can’t even point out that her information is wrong. She needs to write a retraction – and apologize to Kris, because she’s basically calling him a liar and/or a fraud. And with the comments section closed, there is no way for readers to contradict this.

  120. I loved the Jason Idolatry interview.

    The most censored song ever has got to be “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keyes. WPLJ in NY won’t play rap so the edit out ALL rap from the song and only play the Alicia Keyes portion. It’s LOL worthy.

  121. I commented and now none of the comments are showing up. You would think that since she went in and removed the comments she would take the time to correct her article or delete the article (she looks pretty foolish to have written that misinformation).

    Toronto Star Article: I too wrote her a couple comments, attaching correct information.. They were there for a minute, but now gone. Hmmmm.. I hope she corrects her information quickly. That crap gets spread like crazy on the blogosphere.

    Is Kris’ performance for Thursday going to be taped or live?? Anyone know? Great that Allison gets to perform live. I love “Scars”.. I’m happy it will be her next single.

  122. girlygirl:
    02/22/2010 at 1:45 pm
    The Toronto Star reporter is still insinuating in that blog that Kris never went to Haiti. In fact she questions what they will use on Thursday’s results show in place of footage of Haiti! And now they’ve closed the comments section on her blog so readers can’t even point out that her information is wrong. She needs to write a retraction – and apologize to Kris, because she’s basically calling him a liar and/or a fraud. And with the comments section closed, there is no way for readers to contradict this.

    Its unfortunate that this happen… but its not unusual either. Hopefully it won’t get picked up by main stream media.

  123. mmb

    The difference is that that blogger works for The Toronto Star, which is (supposedly) a reputable newspaper with a huge circulation. That’s not the same as someone posting something on his or her own website. Newspapers should be responsible for making sure what they post is factually accurate. And it isn’t at all difficult to prove that Kris indeed went to Haiti.

    I studied journalism in college and this type of irresponsible writing just ticks me off. I have seen way too many stories in the past few months with blatant factual errors that would be easy to correct with a minimal amount of research and/or effort. It’s no wonder why — with sloppy reporting like this — that newspapers are dying off left and right.

  124. Jill

    Why wouldn’t Kris’s performance be live? He’s in L.A….

  125. That Toronto star article made me angry since it has the information from when Kris originally wanted to go to Haiti around the time of the telethonwhen he said he was going to go at a later date. And that they turned off the comments section is ridiculous. The writer even admits to being anti-Kris so obviously she’s going to try to slant him negatively. Someone should congratualte Kris and the UN folks for their amazing scam of the rest of the world except this one journalist/blogger in Toronto.

  126. I’m hearing Sarah Palin is going to be on INSTEAD of Adam. I’m hearing his appearance has been postponed.

    Someone on staff must be a SuBo fan, lol. Keep us posted mj!

  127. Unless that person isn’t checking her Twitter page, she knows very well that she ‘mis-spoke’ by now – people have tweeted to inform her of the date of the video, and her ‘mistake’. The Toronto Star calls her a reporter, so the mildly interesting thing will be what happens next, since the comments are turned off.

  128. …That applies to opnion, once you start accusing people of things I’m sure you could be sued.

    A person can be sued for anything. To win a lawsuit, however, you have to prove that you were “damaged” in some way. I doubt that this blogger’s absurd claim is going to hurt Kris in the least. Once he appears on AI this week, it will be clear that he went to Haiti. It really isn’t that big of a deal.

  129. Haha, there’s a ~clean~ version of WWFM? Funny. My local station plays an edited version of “Heartbreak Warfare” by John Mayer. Instead of the “red wine and ambien, you’re talking sh!t again” lyric it says “red wine and ambien, you’re talking EVERYWHERE” lol.

    Adam stated his opinion of Susan Boyle rather harshly, but whatever. Most of the critics’ reviews I saw of her record shared Adam’s opinion. I haven’t listened to the album myself, but I do know that I couldn’t even get all the way through her “Wild Horses.”

  130. Regarding Adam’s comments about Susan Boyle’s music/song… I agree. IMO her album is crap and her rendition of “Wild Horses” isn’t fit for human “consumption”. Adam, like the rest of the world, has the right to voice his opinion. I support that. If he commented on her appearance or her “issues” I would have major problems with that. That would not be cool. At. All. Of course it’s ok for others, like Jimmy Kimmel http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/susan-boyle-jimmy-kimmel-live-video and Jay Leno, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz_knlozDmA to make fun of her.

    ETA: A warning, the Jimmy Kimmel video is seriously offensive.

  131. What is the difference in Adam saying he didn’t like SB’s stuff and saying he doesn’t like Nickelback??

  132. jericho, it’s the job of critics, reporters, tv show hosts to comment (badly if they feel to) music. However from an artist … hmm not so sure. Anyway here in liberal Quebec, it’s not well accepted that an artist mock the music of his peers..

  133. So glad they’re giving Allison another shot. “Scars” is a much better song than FIBOU imo and hopefully it will do well for her.

  134. Gee what a shocker. Adam is dissing SuBo. This dude enjoys creating “controversy” so more to come.

  135. it’s the job of critics, reporters, tv show hosts to comment (badly if they feel to) music.

    Yep, usually that kind of think is frowned upon coming from other artists. But still, I don’t think it matters, since his image is to be frank outspoken guy. I think he doesn’t mind being polarizing, its part of his presentation at this point.

  136. Adam needs to learn from Lady Gaga who adores SuBo and wants to duet with her. She’s a genius at this PR stuff while he’s a out and out disaster. Why not keep you mouth shut Adam or think before you answer. You know for a change?

  137. Yep, usually that kind of think is frowned upon coming from other artists. But still, I don’t think it matters, since his image is to be frank outspoken guy. I think he doesn’t mind being polarizing, its part of his presentation at this point.

    I agree with you tinawina. I can’t help LOL remembering Adam saying months ago that he didn’t dislike a little controversy. hahaha that was an understatement

    jpfan, i totally agree with you!!

  138. I said I wasn’t going to comment on the Adam-SuBo thing. Reason is, I feel like he does this stuff becuase he wants attention. There is such a thing as keeping your opinions to yourself, but obviously, if any of us believed in that we wouldn’t be online. (j/k)

    Nonetheless, Adam knows that’s an option, and if he chooses to diss other artists I can only guess his motive is free publicity, because artists dissing one another always gets them a lot of press.

    But anyway I guess the only thing that bugs me is that on Oprah he apparently said gracious things about the woman, and it reminds me of when he made nice to Carrie Underwood at the Grammys and even said (I think) to her face that she looked great, then said later she was one of the worst dressed.

  139. What is the difference in Adam saying he didn’t like SB’s stuff and saying he doesn’t like Nickelback??

    None in my opinion. Like others have said, he didn’t diss her; only her music.

    Adam needs to learn from Lady Gaga who adores SuBo and wants to duet with her. She’s a genius at this PR stuff while he’s a out and out disaster.

    I couldn’t disagree more. But man, that Lady Gaga. Anti-fur and pro-SuBo. She should just apply for sainthood already.

  140. Adam dissing SuBo will get attention because artists don’t usually criticize each other’s music. Bad form, you know. Also it kind of makes he look a little sour grapes because she’s completely kicking his butt (and everyone else’s) in sales.

  141. Just because Gaga is the biggest Pop star of the year and brilliant at PR doesn’t make her a saint. She’s just not a fool, ;)

  142. tweet from Kris’ press conference in LA:

    belindasLAmusic Kris Allen says he will be singing an inspirational song on the show Thursday that will be sold on iTunes afterwards

  143. I think it is cool that both Allison and Adam have mentioned what their next singles might be. I just wish we knew what Kris’s will be and find out more about a tour schedule for him. I am being an impatient Kris fan today. However, I am excited about seeing him on AI on Thursday.

  144. jmaster:
    02/22/2010 at 3:16 pm
    tweet from Kris’ press conference in LA:

    belindasLAmusic Kris Allen says he will be singing an inspirational song on the show Thursday that will be sold on iTunes afterwards

    Very cool. I wonder if the proceeds will go to Haiti?

  145. lorismile:
    02/22/2010 at 1:07 pm
    I just have to say, I love “honest to a fault” Adam. They don’t call it “brutal” honesty for no reason.

    People who think they must always speak the truth overlook another good choice……silence. I think Adam needs to learn this – and soon.

  146. I agree with Adam and everything he said about SuBo’s album. (if he really said it). That’s all I have to say.

  147. Kris said his going to sing Let it Be on thursday. can’t wait to hear him sing that. i just love that song so much.

  148. IA that doesn’t sound like something Adam would normally say. Maybee after a couple of drinks but he tends to be very diplomatic about these sort of things.

    That said, I completely agree with him, Susan Boyle music is crap.

  149. What Adam said was amazingly stupid, especially right before his trip to the UK. Susan Boyle is still that sad, cat lady with issues, and her album was immensely popular in the UK, and the US. Her album trounced his album and she didn’t have all the hype he did. So saying the kind of scathing things he did, was ill-done, ill-timed and ill-thought out.

    What an idiot.

  150. Eh, Adam’s comments don’t bother me much. I think her album is crap too, but the difference is no one listens to me. And Nickelback is crap to me too. I’m sure many say Adam’s album is crap and laugh at the cover and he knows it. The only thing I thing I think he needs to realize is typed print interviews can often come across as much worse than audio, he’s had that issue before.

    Such is the life of an Adam fan, an adorable chat online last week to facepalm the next. Since I really don’t google my non-AI artists favorites, I don’t know who is saying what about whom. I doubt they are saints either.

  151. Kris Allen says he will be singing an inspirational song on the show Thursday that will be sold on iTunes afterwards

    Ahhh, thanks for this info. Perfect and just what I expected.

  152. Just Jared posted some pics of Adam’s visit to the East L.A. school. Right here.

    Adam praises and pimps many artists to the high heavens (he was doing it on Twitter just last night actually!) but of course all of that’s forgotten the moment he expresses dislike for one artist’s music. :)

  153. the 2012 dvd is comin out either this week or next and adams music video for “time for miracles” is on there-album sales bump?

  154. Although now that I think about it, it is kind of laughably funny the entire music industry got it’s ass kicked by a terrible cd of cover songs.

  155. Sorry,I screwed up the blockquotes :)
    And,I agree Adam Lila contreversy but I don’t think that makes him a dou**ebag.

    And LOL at a censored wwfm.a little off-topic but wwfm still hasn’t been added by hot 99.5 and while I was on vacation I discovered that out of 7 states the Washington dc station was the only one who left the explicit lyric in don’t trust me

  156. tweet from Kris’ press conference in LA:

    belindasLAmusic Kris Allen says he will be singing an inspirational song on the show Thursday that will be sold on iTunes afterwards

    oh this is really nice!!! Going to download that one for sure

  157. Well, SuBo is continuing to kick Adam’s ass (Gaga not so much). So far HDD has her as #5 album of the week. Gaga is in the top 10 as well. Adam is a little further down the charts. ;)

  158. I know the SuBo thing is false,but I’m not happy about the Carrie thing. Although,I do understand he can’t say ‘ I hate your dress’ to her face..

  159. jpfan:
    02/22/2010 at 3:51 pm
    Well, SuBo is continuing to kick Adam’s ass (Gaga not so much). So far HDD has her as #5 album of the week. Gaga is in the top 10 as well. Adam is a little further down the charts.

    Do you think he cares? I doubt he’s looking to network with SuBo, nor is she probably ever going to serve his interests in the future. She is pretty much created by the Simon machine, so it’s not like, for all her album sales, she is really creating her own, self-controlled empire (hopefully she’s making money off of these cds, but I somehow doubt she has the control that, say, someone like Gaga might in the music biz).

    Not to mention just taking these quotes with a grain of salt. Kris’s words were twisted to say he wanted to be like Tiger Woods (or something to that effect) – so maybe we should call him an adulterer now (kidding of course – but you get the point of press and the media twisting stuff to make it ridiculous just so they have a story).

  160. In my opinion, this isn’t about who is kicking who’s ass in sales. Just because SuBo sold a boat load of CD’s doesn’t mean it’s any good. Adam stated his opinion, good for him. I happen to agree with him, it sucks. Was it the right thing to say right now? Who knows. But I do know one thing…when Adam says something, I know it’s the truth and not just what Adam wants us to hear to help his career. I’d love to have someone like him as a friend…”Does my ass look big in these pants Adam?” “Yes honey, it does.” :)

  161. I’m doubt I’ll be the only one who’ll compare Adam’s album sales to SuBo. One reason not to diss her album. Anyway, I don’t think most folks will care much about this at all. I just thought it was a needless dumb move.

  162. Anyway, I don’t think most folks will care much about this at all.

    ITA

    I just thought it was a needless dumb move.

    I can see you point…

  163. I enjoyed Slezak’s Idolatry interview with Jason Castro. It was interesting to hear how some of the songs evolved. I like the EP very much and am really looking forward to the full cd. Jason seems as sweet and shy as always but he has certainly grown as an artist.

  164. Kris said his going to sing Let it Be on thursday. can’t wait to hear him sing that. i just love that song so much.

    OMG really???? I love Let it be and Kris will probably make a beautiful version of if. Can’t wait!

  165. Toronto Star correction

    So the blogger finally got around to correcting her “information” from earlier. Still don’t get how she could use such a ridiculous source rather then say, Kris’s own website or the many other sources out there about Kris’s trip instead of some seemingly random blogger.

  166. Let it Be should be fantastic. I think it’ll sell many copies. Thursday should be a great show!

    5 HAC adds for Adam today. Akron, West Palm and Pittsburgh just added.

  167. I also enjoy the slezak interviews….you can tell he really loves Jason’s ep….as do I!

  168. 4 HAC ads today for Adam. West Palm Beach just added.

    R u counting Canada HAC adds cause I only see 4 for US HAC

  169. I just thought it was a needless dumb move.

    I thought it was thoughtless as well as being needless. And the timing is atrocious.

    All that being said, if Adam said those things, I agree with it all. I hate SuBu’s album and I’ve said that what she does to Wild Horses alone is a crime. But I’m not a fellow musician saying it to the press. So Adam’s saying those things about Crazy Cat Lady, is just idiotic to the nth degree.

  170. Why doesn’t Steve Lillywhite have a chance in hell of replacing Simon on AI? Based on the acts he’s produced I’d say he’d be a GREAT choice although I guess you never know how a person’ll come off on TV.

  171. 1 for Waco, TX if you are in Combined mode, 5 total. 4 Monitored. 2 Canada.

  172. Why doesn’t Steve Lillywhite have a chance in hell of replacing Simon on AI? Based on the acts he’s produced I’d say he’d be a GREAT choice although I guess you never know how a person’ll come off on TV.

    His resume alone gets me geeked. I hope they do a screentest and I hope he passes with flying colors.

  173. Why doesn’t Steve Lillywhite have a chance in hell of replacing Simon on AI? Based on the acts he’s produced I’d say he’d be a GREAT choice although I guess you never know how a person’ll come off on TV

    There isn’t a chance in hell that the producers of AI will replace Simon with a virtual unknown to the general AI audience if they want the show to continue. If they replace him, they need to replace him with someone who is easily recognizable to the American TV audience. Adding an unknown, like Kara, wasn’t as risky since she wasn’t a replacement.

  174. In the blog ‘pinkpaper’ they are writing about a story in GT magazine but GT magazine is not out until the 24th, so we really don’t know what Adam said or is quoted/mis-quoted as saying in referenece to SB’s album.

    but if it was said, whomever said, it’s true her album is awful

  175. tls62:

    02/22/2010 at 4:02 pm
    In my opinion, this isn’t about who is kicking who’s ass in sales. Just because SuBo sold a boat load of CD’s doesn’t mean it’s any good. Adam stated his opinion, good for him. I happen to agree with him, it sucks. Was it the right thing to say right now? Who knows. But I do know one thing…when Adam says something, I know it’s the truth and not just what Adam wants us to hear to help his career. I’d love to have someone like him as a friend…”Does my ass look big in these pants Adam?” “Yes honey, it does.”

    LOL and ITA!!! always love your posts tls62…and NO, your ass does not look big in those pants…honestly…I can tell from here!!

  176. I agree with whoever said that Adam is generally far more diplomatic with his words, so I’m going to take these “quotes” with a grain of salt. Worse case scenario, it might have been a private comment that he did not think would be published. I’ve seen much, much worse said about Subo on the internet, all uttered by someone hiding behind an anonymous login name. Would that same person say the same things to Subo’s face or to a reporter knowing it would appear in an article with his or her real name? Probably not.

    None of us know Adam or Kris or either of the Davids, for that matter. But I’m not going to form some opinion of any one of them (ie. shallow, attention seeker) based on an alleged quote in an article by some journalist I’ve never heard of. Adam has been on the national scene for a year. Plenty of time for people to come out of the woodwork. It hasn’t happened. Almost universally, the people who actually know Adam and/or have worked with him (going back to high school) have nothing but the highest praise for him. That speaks volumes to me. Hell, even his two exes got invited to his latest birthday party. And he’s amazingly close to his family.

    Sure Adam has said a few snarky things, but mostly when he’s in defensive mode like after he’s been insulted by Gene S. or the editor from Out. And as far as comparisons to Subo’s sales go, who cares? I agree with Mary102. Adam is trying to build a much different career, so his vision is long-term. I honestly don’t believe Susan Boyle will be around in five years whereas I’m pretty sure Adam will be.

  177. If they are, indeed, Adam’s comments about Susan Boyle, then they are right on. Isn`t he just saying what many of us are thinking

    If John Mayer can spew blantantly racist, nonsensical vitriol to a more mainstream publication and still sell 100,000 albums the same week, then I think these attributed comments are harmless, regardless of Adam’s industry position as a newbie.
    The publication attributing these comments to Adam is hardly `the press`, even by British tabloid standards. It is on an online only tabloid, directed at gays. It ceased its’ print copy in July with a weekly total circulation of 61,000. To put that in perspective, People has a weekly paid circulation of 4 million. That doesn`t include purchases at stores!!!

    I, personally, don`t see anything to freak about.

  178. Did anyone say his career is over? I personally think he sounded like a jerk in that quote, and that’s the end of it for me. I have no anti-Adam agenda looking for bad things to say about him – if someone else said it I’d say they sounded like a jerk, too. Doesn’t mean he’s Satan, lol, just means that particular quote sounded harsher than it needed to be to me.

    I am kinda amused at a censored WWFM but damn *is* a curse word to some folks especially with kids and that isn’t the first song to be censored. But the censored version would be great for my kids – and it isn’t even Kidz Bop which I cannot stand :)

  179. not too bad on HAC adds today for WWFM: 8 US HAC adds (7 monitored) including KBIG in LA, Pittsburgh and San Antonio); 1 canada hac. Still not a single cumulus station add.

    LLWD 2 US HAC; 1 canada HAC.

    MBD 6 country (5 monitored)

    Kim caldwell got a bunch of hac adds too

  180. Seriously, does it really matter what Adam said? SuBo is getting the last laugh, and is doing it all the way to the bank.

    Meanwhile we have unfiltered Adam. It’s about time someone dares to speak their minds instead of hemming and hawing (spelling?? you know what I mean lol) No wonder he and Ke$ha get along so well. She’s as unfiltered as he is.

    ETA: I just read the article the quote came from…..reminds me of some of the quotes that leaked from the RS article. We were all like “how could he say that (remember the “stick it in there line”)…turned out not to be so bad in context.

  181. Awwww….thanks Mainegal. Since you said that, I’m partaking in dessert tonight!

    My husband and I were just talking about the whole SuBo thing. For the record, he could care less about Adam, so no fandom response was going to come out his lips. His only reply was…”It does suck. Was he supposed to lie?”

    So sealily1c, I’m agreeing with you. He’s saying something that a lot of people are already feeling, but just won’t say. Certainly everything Adam says won’t be agreed on by all, but to me personally, I appreciate his honesty. If nothing else, I think we can all agree on one thing…Adam speaks the truth as he sees it. Right or wrong, agree or disagree, it’s his truth. :)

  182. Steve Lillywhite would be a great choice, if he can make it on TV and be glib, great choice.

  183. ”It does suck. Was he supposed to lie?”

    well tls62…that about sums it up for me too!! Gotta love a guy who cuts thru the bull so succinctly. (your husband I mean!!…well, Adam too!)

  184. If an year from now nobody remembers who he is, he loses his contract with RCA, and he starts to make stupid comments all over the place to get media attention, then you will have a case. Right now, Adam is getting plenty of attention, for every fucking thing he does or says. They don’t have to be controversial. They just have to be Adam.

    That makes no sense. He is blunt, right? It gets attention, doesn’t it? Is he perceived by a lot of people to be outspoken? It certainly seems so. So how does that imply he’s doing it for pretend? Or that is where ALL his press comes from? Isn’t that part of his appeal to some people, that he’s not safe, that he’s so uncensored? Isn’t that supposed to be his personality? And doesn’t it stand to reason that if he says “unfiltered” stuff you might make some people mad? Isn’t the purpose of filters supposed to be to AVOID making people mad? So if you drop the filter… well part of that is sometimes people won’t like stuff you say. And when they do, they don’t have to conclude anything but what you said sucked. He says something that can be construed as rude, some people will say “hey, that was rude”. That’s kinda how the whole “unfiltered” thing works, whether you are famous or not.

  185. There isn’t a chance in hell that the producers of AI will replace Simon with a virtual unknown to the general AI audience if they want the show to continue. If they replace him, they need to replace him with someone who is easily recognizable to the American TV audience.

    But they have Ellen now. In fact the media’s even beginning to think that Ellen is actually replacing Simon not Paula. Check this article from the NY Times about AI (very interesting IMO).

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/23/arts/television/23idol.html

    It must have been maddening for Ms. DeGeneres to have suffered the media swell that represented and assessed her as the new Ms. Abdul, when all along she probably understood that she was in fact the new Mr. Cowell.

    If rumors are to be believed they’re looking at successful record label heads like Tommy Mottola and Guy Oseary. Steve Lillywhite’s no less known to the general public than they are and IMO his CV is way more interesting than either of theirs.

    It does suck. Was he supposed to lie?

    I can think of many ways that Adam could have stated his opinion honestly without sounding like a jerk. He could’ve just said that the album wasn’t his cuppa but it’s the outright ridiculing of it that makes him look no different than Clay did when he said Adam’s Ring Of Fire made his ears bleed. Both are smart enough where they should’ve figured a way to be honest without being mean.

  186. TODRICK HALL INFO IS ABOUT TO BE ON E! NEWS! SOMEONE CAP IT! ONE OF THE IDOL PRODUCERS IS TALKING ABOUT IT

    ok its done-ken warwick said he did nothing wrong lol and he forgot kris’ name

  187. Yeah, not surprised the Todrick Hall stuff looks like it’s going to blow up. I don’t expect that he’s going to make it into the top 12 anway. But if he did, it would really be a problem for him.

  188. Do we know yet if The Save is going to be in play again this year?

    I haven’t seen anything official, but I bet they keep it because it’s good tv.

  189. 4 HAC ads today for Adam. West Palm Beach just added.

    R u counting Canada HAC adds cause I only see 4 for US HAC

    7 US HAC adds (2 auto) for WWFM today (including KBIG-FM in LA), and 1 Canada HAC and 1 Canada Top 40 from earlier dates reported today.

  190. It is on an online only tabloid, directed at gays. It ceased its’ print copy in July with a weekly total circulation of 61,000.

    sealily1c what is your source for this? Gay Times‘ Wiki page says nothing about the print publication ceasing, and the website indicates it still exists:

    http://www.gaytimes.co.uk/Magazine/Subscribe.html

  191. It was an opinion

    It was self-serving, ill-mannered and rude. Adam could have easily deflected the question (“I had the opportunity to meet Susan when we were both on Oprah and she was charming.”) or given his opinion graciously (“well, her record isn’t really my style of music but she clearly has resonated with a lot of people. I’d love to sell as many records as she has!”). Instead he chose to denegrate her, and with the intent of making himself seem “cool” in comparison. But of course that backfired, as those types of things so often do, and he’s the one that came off looking badly. Karma’s a bitch.

    but if it was said, whomever said, it’s true her album is awful

    Over two million people in the U.S. alone disagree with you.

  192. I can think of many ways that Adam could have stated his opinion honestly without sounding like a jerk. He could’ve just said that the album wasn’t his cuppa but it’s the outright ridiculing of it that makes him look no different than Clay did when he said Adam’s Ring Of Fire made his ears bleed. Both are smart enough where they should’ve figured a way to be honest without being mean.

    ^^^If Adam was to change who he is to make America happy he would lose whatever fans he has and those like me who like that FU attitude. There are plenty of people like myself who appreciate someone like him who couldn’t care less what other people think or say about him. His fans know what you see is what you get. Years from now they’ll still be around. Interesting how other than Carrie(because I think Country is a whole different animal) none of the idols have maintain the massive album sales they got in the beginning of their careers I wonder what happened to all the idol “fans” that was on board in the beginning. Nothing is a guaranteed so you mind else well be yourself. Like Madonna told him keep your eyes on the prize and forget about the other BS.

  193. Gosh, two stories in the Headlines are causing such a stir! Sooooo, Kris never went to Haiti (I guess it must be true since it has been written) and Adam said some really cruel things about another artist’s take on a great song. Frankly, I would want to read the article first before I would condemn him…..and coming from a blog makes it all the more suspect. I constantly have to remind myself that anyone can say anything on the *net*…whether there is truth behind it or not.
    Kris and Adam have said plenty of times in interviews that so much of what we believe to be true is not truth at all. I really feel sorry for these guys at times….they get a bad rap for things they never said or did.

  194. Just saw this tweet, who wants to play? I have a guess (or hope)

    DishofSalt

    just intvd Am Idol executive producer who tells me some of the contestants that America seems to love are “little nightmares” LOL! love it.
    37 minutes ago from TweetDeck

  195. If Adam was to change who he is to make America happy he would lose whatever fans he has and those like me who like that FU attitude.

    So Adam is a rude bully? Subo is an easy target, if he is so brave and badass why not take on someone other than the mentally fragile cat lady from Britains Got Talent? Adam is trying to work in the same industry as SuBo, if I said something so vitriolic about the work of a peer I would be viewed like a jackass. Can you imagine if James Cameron came out and said he couldn’t sit through the Hurt Locker because it was so awful and he had laughing fits through it? Everyone would be furious at him. Can you imagine if someone said this about Adam’s music? People would be launching a twitter attack against that person and accuse them of homophobia. Adam can have an opinion, but he should also have tact, we live in a civilized society. This isn’t some unaware teen, this is supposedly a mature media savy 28 year old.

  196. It was self-serving, ill-mannered and rude. Adam could have easily deflected the question (“I had the opportunity to meet Susan when we were both on Oprah and she was charming.”) or given his opinion graciously (“well, her record isn’t really my style of music but she clearly has resonated with a lot of people. I’d love to sell as many records as she has!”). Instead he chose to denegrate her, and with the intent of making himself seem “cool” in comparison. But of course that backfired, as those types of things so often do, and he’s the one that came off looking badly. Karma’s a bitch.

    THIS. there were better ways to have said what he said. I found it incredibly rude what he did.

    I also agree with gangreen29

  197. I’m just curious why is everyone taking the word of a publication they never heard of before? This could be the equivalent to “Bat Boy” in The Star magazine. Or perhaps the examiner? LOL

    ETA:

    “DishofSalt

    just intvd Am Idol executive producer who tells me some of the contestants that America seems to love are “little nightmares” LOL! love it.
    37 minutes ago from TweetDeck”

    Hmmmmmm not sure… Scott?

  198. sr4mjc:
    02/22/2010 at 7:35 pm

    Just saw this tweet, who wants to play? I have a guess (or hope)

    DishofSalt

    just intvd Am Idol executive producer who tells me some of the contestants that America seems to love are “little nightmares” LOL! love it.
    37 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    ^^^LoL, Yes it is always the ones that present themselves as goody two shoes for the public sake.

  199. Over two million people in the U.S. alone disagree with you.

    actually over 3.5 million in the US alone..

  200. I’m not sure about self-serving, did it serve him well? Did he attack SuBo personally? No, he talked about her album, Wild Horses in particular. And yeah, people have said some pretty rough things about his album too.

    And we don’t even know it these quotes are in context or not. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if ” I was crying with laughter. It was the most horrendous, sacrilegious treatment of that song! ” wasn’t followed up by ‘just like people said about Ring of Fire’

    I’m just doubting this piece. Saying Adam said Subo kept him from the top when he was #3 that week? My bullshit detector is beeping loudly.

    Kimberly Locke is following me on twitter? I wonder if it’s the real one, prob not. lol

  201. Can you imagine if James Cameron came out and said he couldn’t sit through the Hurt Locker because it was so awful and he had laughing fits through it? Everyone would be furious at him.

    I’m sure people will understand that maybe he is still bitter on his ex-wife. LOL. Actually those two have a friendly relationship. Anyway,I hope Kathryn B will win director Oscar and will be the first woman to do so. Sorry for being OT.

  202. frogcooke:
    02/22/2010 at 7:42 pm
    It was self-serving, ill-mannered and rude. Adam could have easily deflected the question (“I had the opportunity to meet Susan when we were both on Oprah and she was charming.”) or given his opinion graciously (“well, her record isn’t really my style of music but she clearly has resonated with a lot of people. I’d love to sell as many records as she has!”). Instead he chose to denegrate her, and with the intent of making himself seem “cool” in comparison. But of course that backfired, as those types of things so often do, and he’s the one that came off looking badly. Karma’s a bitch.

    THIS. there were better ways to have said what he said. I found it incredibly rude what he did.

    I also agree with gangreen29

    Fully agreeing with everything said above. Adam should learn from this and really put the efforts to have more tact.

  203. Interesting how other than Carrie(because I think Country is a whole different animal) none of the idols have maintain the massive album sales they got in the beginning of their careers I wonder what happened to all the idol “fans” that was on board in the beginning.

    No, her album sales dropped drastically between alums 1 and 2 as well. The only one to buck the trend has been Kelly with the Breakaway album.

    In any case, I don’t think it has much to do with Idol fans. Just whether or not what he supposedly said was rude. Milleage varies, you know.

  204. Karma’s a bitch.

    Can only imagine the karma backlash building up for people who do this regularly in comment sections of online articles. I don’t think the world would survive such an occurrence. lol

    I wouldn’t mind Lillywhite as a judge. Certainly better than some of the others I have heard bandied about. That’s assuming there is a next season for the show.

  205. I can’t say for sure that Adam didn’t say the mean stuff about SuBo’s album, but it sure doesn’t sound like what he would say, particularly use of the word “sacrilegious” seems odd to me – so unless I hear a video or audio version of this I tend to think he was mis-quoted or taken out of context. But I hope this whole thing just goes away as quickly as possible.

  206. TODRICK HALL INFO IS ABOUT TO BE ON E! NEWS! SOMEONE CAP IT! ONE OF THE IDOL PRODUCERS IS TALKING ABOUT IT

    ok its done-ken warwick said he did nothing wrong lol and he forgot kris’ name

    Interesting about Todrick and Ouch!

  207. Okay – I’m over the SuBo comments. I’ve learned to roll with the punches when it comes to Adam.

    I am really digging this WWFM remix….much better than the FYE remixes, IMO.

  208. He is blunt, right? It gets attention, doesn’t it? Is he perceived by a lot of people to be outspoken? It certainly seems so. So how does that imply he’s doing it for pretend? Or that is where ALL his press comes from? Isn’t that part of his appeal to some people, that he’s not safe, that he’s so uncensored?

    Yes, he’s unfiltered and uncensored. About himself. He’s been honest about his sexuality (something revolutionary in the pop world for a young artist newly signed by a major label) and he’s been charmingly candid about certain things, like finding Kris “cute.” Adam’s a chatty guy and in Rolling Stone he didn’t hold back about prior drug use or his sexual experiences or a number of topics that most celebrities keeps under wraps. But being uncensored or blunt or outspoken about himself is completely different from making disparaging comments about other people. And, yes, Adam is not afraid to defend himself. We saw it with cellphone girl, where he was charmingly polite and tactful, but to the point. We saw it with Gene S. and Clay and the editor of Out, all of whom went after Adam first.

    But when has anyone seen Adam go after someone unprovoked. Frankly it doesn’t seem to be in his nature. There is simply no history of that and, in fact, quite the opposite is true. Adam has been unfailingly kind and supportive to Kris, Alison, Danny and everyone else associated with Idol. In fact, he has gone out of his way to defend the AI producers who are always accused of puppeteering the contestants, and he has defended his management team and label from accusations by the Out editors that they were trying to make him appear less gay.

    Overall, Adam seems to be a fairly positive guy who doesn’t waste his time with negative energy. Yes, he may have an opinion about Subo’s music (most of us do) but I don’t believe he’d knowingly say something hurtful. Think what you will, I think if he said it at all, a big “if,” (I agree with you, Pixie, about not trusting anything on the net) then he said it off the record.

  209. Think what you will, I think if he said it at all, a big “if,” (I agree with you, Pixie, about not trusting anything on the net

    This isn’t just some random blog, the magazine now has it up on their website, and it is a legitimate magazaine that has done interviews with other celebrities. He said it.

  210. Nice to know Adam likes plants but he kind of tough on animals (“I didn’t kill the thing.”) Maybe he’s having a bad week. When Ke$ha says you talk too much, you’re in trouble.

  211. I guess Adam was just a wee bit jealous because SuBo kicked his fat behind in CD sales to launch into such an unwarranted attack on such a sweet lady.

  212. Mainegal:
    02/22/2010 at 5:51 pm
    tls62:

    02/22/2010 at 4:02 pm
    In my opinion, this isn’t about who is kicking who’s ass in sales. Just because SuBo sold a boat load of CD’s doesn’t mean it’s any good. Adam stated his opinion, good for him. I happen to agree with him, it sucks. Was it the right thing to say right now? Who knows. But I do know one thing…when Adam says something, I know it’s the truth and not just what Adam wants us to hear to help his career. I’d love to have someone like him as a friend…”Does my ass look big in these pants Adam?” “Yes honey, it does.”

    SO F******NG FUNNY!!! LMAO SERIOUSLY!!! Could not agree more. Hey it wasn’t PC but I hate most things that are said just to be PC. It’s so disingenuine, better to just not say anything at all. But sometimes we let our honest opinions rip and BB does love to talk doesn’t he. But I still haven’t seen the actual quote in print buy the publication/author so I am holding out waiting to see just what really went down. Sounds like a set up to me and a very caddie one at that, but we shall see. If he was abusing plants GOD only knows what came out of his mouth (Oh, I made a funny)!

  213. So Adam is a rude bully? Subo is an easy target, if he is so brave and badass why not take on someone other than the mentally fragile cat lady from Britains Got Talent?

    ^^^^The fact that she keeps being referred to as the “cat lady” is demeaning in itself.

  214. So Adam laughed ’til he cried when he heard Sue Boyle’s version of Wild Horses? Was that before or after she kicked his ass 6 times over in sales? Gee Adam, envy green isn’t your color, and a little tack goes along way. Maybe you should stop trying so hard to be cool.

  215. Just because SuBo sold a boat load of CD’s doesn’t mean it’s any good.

    Actually the same thing could be said about Adam’s cd.
    ;)

  216. BTW way tinydance, you may be right, but it’s not Adam’s behind that’s fat, just sayin…

  217. The fact that she keeps being referred to as the “cat lady” is demeaning in itself.

    That is how she identifies herself..So I think that is okay. I don’t think she on the other hand would ever describe her music as horrendously sacrilegious.

  218. BTW way tinydance, you may be right, but it’s not Adam’s behind that’s fat, just sayin…

    Oh yeah…HIS HEAD, and I don’t mean the one below the belt.

  219. “This isn’t just some random blog, the magazine now has it up on their website, and it is a legitimate magazaine that has done interviews with other celebrities. He said it.”

    ^^Really? Life & Style, OK, US, and People are trusted, (depending on who u ask) popular publications that have done legitimate interviews w/ celebrities and have included COMPLETELY fabricated and/or arbitrarily edited quotes. Not that I care or not if Adam said it.

    If he did give a critique on SuBo’s album, good for him. That was funny and her album is awful. An ‘unwarranted attack’ on a poor cat lady…puhleeze. She covered a Rolling Stones song and he thought it was an awful mess? So what!?!?! Just because he’s not a journalist hiding behind a blog or cubicle, he can’t give his opinion on another artist? That’s crap.

  220. But when has anyone seen Adam go after someone unprovoked. Frankly it doesn’t seem to be in his nature. There is simply no history of that and, in fact, quite the opposite is true.

    Okay, if you say so. I already said I don’t follow the guy closely. It original quote seems plausible enough to me, but who knows.

    But none of that has to do with what I was responding to with that quote. The OP said something that seemed to imply that criticism of Lambert’s alleged Susan Boyle statement was born out of a contempt for the man himself or indicitive of the attitude that he says controversial things for attention. She also said he didn’t need to be controversial to get attention, that he got it anyway. My point was to say that his bluntness was a widely held part of his image (and in fact, part of his appeal), an oft-reported on phenomenon not just something thought up by people who hate him, and that no one said it was the only way he got attention. Criticism for things he says/does is part of being outrageous. Nowhere in there did I say anything about Adam’s character, so I’m not sure how I drew this particular response.

    Meanwhile, this has not even hit the mainstream news. LOL

  221. Just because he’s not a journalist hiding behind a blog or cubicle, he can’t give his opinion on another artist? That’s crap.

    Not only is it “crap”, but it is UNPROFESSIONAL, callous, and ignorant.

    Since many of his own fans are elderly cat ladies and shut ins.

  222. tinydance:
    02/22/2010 at 8:43 pm

    BTW way tinydance, you may be right, but it’s not Adam’s behind that’s fat, just sayin…

    Oh yeah…HIS HEAD. I don’t mean the one below the belt.

    ROTFLMAO! That was funny.

  223. Okay, so the argumentis he never said it but if he did he was right in his opinion. Gotcha. It’s not the opinion but the way he expressed it. Why say you laughed till you cried. Sounds so cruel.
    How about her music is not my thing.

    SuBo sold a boatload of CDS. Adam sold a boatload only if that boat is pretty small.

  224. Selling millions of albums doesn’t always indicate the talent of the artist (see Boyle, Susan)…sometimes it just indicates how stupid and gullible the buying public can be. They are the ones I’m laughing at…Simon really understood the psyche of the public: present them with a homely, socially inept, mildly challenged middle aged lady with a pleasant choir voice and market her as the epitome of “dreams” coming to fruition. People love to invest in dreams…it warms the cockles of their hearts and makes them feel altruistic.

    And since she is a “public” figure who has put herself out into the social conscious if I, or anyone else, wants to comment on how she “murdered” the songs on her album that is our privilege to do so. By the way…with a multi platinum album does she get played on the radio and how are her videos doing?

  225. If he did give a critique on SuBo’s album, good for him. That was funny and her album is awful. An ‘unwarranted attack’ on a poor cat lady…puhleeze. She covered a Rolling Stones song and he thought it was an awful mess? So what!?!?! Just because he’s not a journalist hiding behind a blog or cubicle, he can’t give his opinion on another artist? That’s crap.

    I have no problem with Adam giving his opinion, but he sure can’t take it when someone gives an opinion of HIS songs. Adam wasn’t exactly gracious when Gene Simmons didn’t fall all over him.

  226. Selling millions of albums doesn’t always indicate the talent of the artist (see Boyle, Susan)…sometimes it just indicates how stupid and gullible the buying public can be.

    Actually many of the same people who bought SuBo’s cd are probably the same people who bought Adams. Many of Adam’s fans are also elderly women.

    Also if he didn’t say it..then why is it in paragraphs and quoted.

    LOL…why is it when Adam flubs up many of his gullible fans run to defend him as if he didn’t say it. Journalist use recorders these days and just write off what the person said from the recorder. So he probably did say it.

  227. I disagree, Tess. I don’t believe the buying public is gullibe at all.

  228. “tinydance:
    02/22/2010 at 8:49 pm
    Not only is it “crap”, but it is UNPROFESSIONAL, callous, and ignorant.
    Since many of his own fans are elderly cat ladies and shut ins.”

    Susan Boyle is 48 years old! If that age qualifies her as an “elderly” cat lady and/or shut-in, I’d better cart myself off to the nursing home right now!! Bwahhh!

  229. That is how she identifies herself..So I think that is okay. I don’t think she on the other hand would ever describe her music as horrendously sacrilegious.

    ^^^No it is not OK, I have never heard her identify herself as a cat lady. It is demeaning!!

  230. MBD 6 country (5 monitored)

    I’m glad Danny got a good number of new adds this week, and is sitting nicely inside the country top 40.

    I wonder if he will do more dates with the House of Blues venues, since he’s already got two announced for Myrtle Beach and Orlando. I saw also he has a new club date in Oregon coming up next month, which will be helping to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

  231. Okay, so the argumentis he never said it but if he did he was right in his opinion. Gotcha.

    Pretty much. Oh, and he’s outspoken and that’s wonderful, he has a right to say what he wants, but others don’t have a right to not like it, because it infringes on his right to say what he wants. :)

  232. Susan Boyle is NOT a co-worker of Adam’s. He didn’t put down a songwriter or bully a producer that just isn’t his style. He didn’t call into an “easy listening” or showtunes radio station and alienate half the listeners. He allegedly gave two measly comments to a reporter that should be taken lightly!! Callous and ignorant is way overblown, imo. He was no where near harsh in my book.

    And I’m sure Susan is crying into her piles of money right now over this.
    Doesn’t anybody find it more outrageous that Ken Warwick, exec producer couldn’t think of Kris Allen’s name on E!News tonight?? He brought it up when asked if he thinks a girl would win S9. paraphrasing here “It’s hard to tell, it could go either way. If you woulda told me this time last year that it would be….. um, (pause, looks around)… that winner” someone had to prompt him with ‘Kris.’

  233. Gee remember last year when everyone thought Danny was going to be a PR nightmare?!

    While the aforemention quote may not be “direct”, hey it might be, some things are better left in ones head. No matter who you are nothing you say to anyone is ever not on the record .

    For all that say people can talk about a person music and it is not a personal attack miss the point of recording an album. The songs become part of your persona, a reflection of who you are, so basically attack the music attack the artist. Adam or anyone would be well advised to remember this no matter how one feels about it.

    Adam may be outspoken but he needs to heed that the people you meet going up are the sameones you see coming down, and some of those influential people who he wants to help him actually like Susan Boyles album and think its very good.

  234. Adam Lambert:”UK is ahead of America in terms of tolerance”

    How does Adam know that the UK is “ahead” of American in tolerance? Has he lived in England? No. So the 1st thing he does is attack the United States and then blasts SuBo.

  235. but he sure can’t take it when someone gives an opinion of HIS songs.

    Um, what? Simmons has not commented on Adam’s song…not ever. He was commenting on something else and that was ages ago. Can you point out when Adam has publicly said anything defensive with respect to critiques of his music? He recently stated forthrightly that he looks at music reviews objectively. He is well aware that his music isn’t everyone’s taste.

  236. I’m beginning to lose respect for Adam, too many gates for me. I want him to get his act together before I even think about buying his CD.

  237. Nowhere in there did I say anything about Adam’s character, so I’m not sure how I drew this particular response.

    No, tinawina, you didn’t. Sorry if I implied otherwise. I just used your comments as a touchstone for the point I was trying to make which was that although Adam is uncensored about himself, he’s generally diplomatic and sensitive to the feelings of others.

    I find the little bit of gossip from Dish of Salt very interesting. As I remember from last year, the rumor was that everyone (particularly the top 10) got along really well and were basically the same people behind the scenes as they were in front of the cameras.

  238. How does he know that the UK is “ahead” of American in tolerance? Has he lived in England? No. So the 1st thing he does is attack the United States and then blasts SuBo.

    ^^^^Yes,Being European and have lived in many countries I can tell you personally that America is behind in just about everything. Starting with the all important education system. Where I am from 90% of the students graduate from college by the age of 19. College starts at 15yrs old. Everyone speaks at least 4 languages and that is just one example. Pop culture is way ahead of America.

  239. Hahah…Adam a PR nightmare????? No, John Mayer IS a PR nightmare, folks, with his recent blatantly racist, misogynistic, hurtful comments and his inability to keep his childish mouth shut.

    I am not sure these comments, if Adam made them, were meant for publication. They could also be completely out of context. Given his track record of graciousness, I suspect as much.

  240. Yes,Being European and have lived in many countries I can tell you personally that America is behind in just about everything. Starting with the all important education system. Where I am from 90% of the students graduate from college by the age of 19. College starts at 15yrs old. Everyone speaks at least 4 languages and that is just one example. Pop culture is way ahead of America.

    uh, what does that have to do with tolerance, that is just about education? In about 20 years, with the rise of a very conservative religion, Europe is not going to be that tolerant in the near future.

  241. The article still looks chopped up to me. Just like Out originally did. I want to see the whole article.

    But even saying that, I really don’t see why Adam can’t say he found an arrangement of a song ridiculous and it made him laugh. He certainly heard that enough after Ring of Fire. Too bad he doesn’t say Ke$ha’s album sucks, because that would make me laugh.

    Plenty of albums sell well that suck, see Britney and Miley.

  242. Danny was apparently visiting at the CMA offices today in Nashville. I saw someone tweeting about hearing Danny’s song in the atrium, and thought they meant the single was playing on radio. Who knew — guess it was actually Danny ;)

    http://gotcountry.blogspot.com/2010/02/danny-gokey-hangs-out-at-cma-offices.html

    This is a funny article at CMT.com, with Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts “clarifying” comments he made recently about AI as an avenue for entering the music business. Lol.

    http://blog.cmt.com/2010-02-22/jay-demarcus-takes-a-stand-for-small-venues/

    I think that’s probably right though that he is not opposed to AI per se. It seemed last year that several if not all of the Rascal Flatts family members loved the show and were fans of Danny (and probably others, I just heard it in relation to Danny).

    Danny said last month in an interview that Gary LeVox even texted him before Christmas after seeing YT videos of Danny that his daughter was watching. Gary apparently complimented Danny’s singing and said he would try to invite him over sometime to his house for a gathering with other members of the band. Not sure that has happened yet, but Danny would likely be just beside himself if it did, given what a huge Rascal Flatts admirer he is.

  243. No matter who you are nothing you say to anyone is ever not on the record .

    Just because this has been stitched in needlepoint on a pillow doesn’t make it true. ;)

  244. mandabutter….heard Ken Warwick too. I was so embarassed for him (I think). Unfortunately some people can’t remember Kris Allen as the winner of AI8. Although I’ll bet the same people can’t remember who won last year or the year before, etc.

  245. I have been going back and forth of this Adam/Susan Boyle thing. On one side he didn’t personally attack her…(her appearance, her mental health) but commented on his dislike of her singing. Now this is the same guy who in an interview said he really is not into Weezer’s music and the lead singer (Rivers Cuomo) is the guy that wrote a song on Adam’s album. (Adam did go on to say he liked working with him, ect ect) On the other side Susan is harmless and though I am not so thrilled with her album and her delivery of the song I really would not call it horrendous and sacrilegious.(again this doesn’t sound like they way he would voice his dislike of her song or album to me in anyway) to say he was crying with laughter. Was more like a Simon Comment. (which brings me to say, that is what is bothersome about the style of verbiage. It is more how a Englishmen (Simon) would say it not a Gay man from LA.) ;-)

    Beside he didn’t even attack Emenem with his song Elevator about Adam. With Clay and Gene he was not nearly has brutal as he seems to be with Susan. Again he was provoked by them but still managed some sense of decorum. The worst he said about Gene was have you heard him sing and Clay he said glad I could help him get talked about again. (close enough)

    Bottom line. Adam respect your viewpoint but feel you could have worded your dislike more humbly as you have in the past. Susan Boyle is really not the enemy and is trying to make it just like you. Hopefully this is just another tabloid styled hits grabber that is no where near what actually was said or discussed. (Kris-Haiti not Haiti- another example of that style of journalism or blogging)

    Thanks MJ for being above the Fray and not falling into this sophomoric type of blogging. (quoting information from reliable sources that backtracks on you is a whole different thing and not intentional at least from my perspective)

    PS: Again even though it could turn out Adam did say this about Susan Boyle I for one don’t agree with the way it was said but also will still be buying his music and be interested in his career and the path it takes.

  246. I just cannot believe all the “banter” going on with the Adam/Susan
    Wild Horses…I never heard Wild Horses by the Stones…..I heard Susan sing it and thought it was kinda soft and ballady…my hubby said go to you tube and listen to the Stones singing it…I did and
    hers was okay to me and RS was done with a whole different take on it.Adam is young….28 is still young…the Stones were/are his Mom’s favorite rock band…..and, you can betcha there was a whole lot of Stones going on in the Lambert house!…He has that Stones version imbedded, no doubt, in his head from hearing it thousands of times….and, I cannot tell you the times I have heard someone do
    a cover that made me cringe…..He thought, to him, she did not do
    it justice……and, Adam, as everyone should know by now, is about
    the most open book you can find anywhere, about anything….I still
    think her song is okay, and, most older people really do love it and most of them never heard the Stones do it, or, are too young, such as me, to remember the Stones in their day!!!!There is so much
    worse stuff said all the time…everywhere!!!! Simon has blasted more people on Idol with millions watching….Adam will learn that Every Breath He Takes, Every Mistake He Makes….someone will be
    watching and listening!!!!!!I’m still his number one fan from Arkansas…..and, I got a lot of friends in The British Isles who cannot wait for him to get there….This too shall pass!!!!
    Everyone enjoy your evening…..Adam and Susan are, I can betcha
    on that one!

  247. tinydance:
    02/22/2010 at 9:04 pm
    Adam Lambert:”UK is ahead of America in terms of tolerance”

    How does Adam know that the UK is “ahead” of American in tolerance? Has he lived in England? No. So the 1st thing he does is attack the United States and then blasts SuBo.

    So now Adam is unpatriotic? :)

    I have to agree with Adam on the tolerance issue. Gay folks can get married in the UK, unlike in most of the U.S. And openly gay individuals can serve in the military (no dopey “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule). And Brits get a lot less kerfluffed over language and nudity than we do here in the U.S. How do I know? I’ve spent time in the UK and I have friends who live there. (By the way, they thought the hysteria over Adam’s AMA performance was pretty funny.)

  248. seriously,

    The majority of the “gates” as you referred to them only exist in AI fandom, so I am not sure that is a legitimate litmus test as to whether you feel you should buy his album.

    Watch the video of the live chat at his official website or any youtube video and you will get someone gracious, self-aware and passionate.

  249. Hahah…Adam a PR nightmare????? No, John Mayer IS a PR nightmare, folks, with his recent blatantly racist, misogynistic, hurtful comments and his inability to keep his childish mouth shut.

    I agree. I’m really not sure how a negative opinion of Susan Boyle’s music equates to a pr nightmare, lmao.

  250. Tolerance towards gays and an “open society” is not going to last very long in the UK and across Europe when a certain conservative demographic, which is already having more children, will out number everyone over there in the near future and start mass voting.

  251. Hey, there’s a concert Saturday night, another gate?

    seriously, I wouldn’t make a determination on buying Adam’s album based on his ‘gates.’ We’ve seen so many over the summer that turned out to be nothing or blown out of proportion. If you like the songs or his voice, you’ll probably like the album. For some reason, every single word Adam utters is analyzed to death, I’m getting used to it.

    The Donor’s Choose chat is one fantastic interview though.

    Is there some new religion or movement going on in Europe that I’m unaware of?

  252. Because MANY of Adam’s fans aren’t elderly.

    Where is the lie?

    Adam has MANY elderly fans? Yes or no?

    uh…yeah he does.

    ;)

  253. Is there some new religion or movement going on in Europe that I’m unaware of?

    LOL. I’m wondering the same thing. How does this tie into Season 9 or Adam’s alleged geriatric fanbase? :)

  254. dhunken “Bottom line. Adam respect your viewpoint but feel you could have worded your dislike more humbly as you have in the past. Susan Boyle is really not the enemy and is trying to make it just like you.” <<< Ok, I'll give you that. Well said! I have nothing against Susan, I actually bought her album as a gift for someone else. It didn't pain me *too much* to go to the counter with my item…

  255. The Lifetime show that will be doing a feature with Danny will air tomorrow morning. He must be very pleased to be able to talk about his wife Sophia during Heart Health month.

    http://www.transworldnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?id=196659&cat=1
    HEART HEALTH Month with Special Guest, American Idol Finalist– Danny Gokey!
    The Balancing Act shares the personal story of Danny Gokey, an American Idol finalist who finished third last year, a former choir director, and founder of Sophia’s Heart Foundation. [..] Make sure you tune into The Balancing Act Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00am (ET/PT)—airing on Lifetime Television!

    Sophia’s Heart Foundation was inspired by the life of an extraordinary woman whose love for children overflowed and touched the lives of countless others. Sophia was a very outgoing woman who, despite her heart condition, remained full of optimism, energy, and selflessness.

  256. Reminder:

    Will be deleting and perhaps putting posters in moderation. watch for it.

    ETA: Closing the thread for cleanup

    I deleted many many posts from this thread.

    1. PLEASE don’t post email addresses of bloggers, reporters etc. with the express purpose of rallying the troops. I won’t allow my blog to be used as a platform for launching attacks against bloggers, journalists, etc. Keep that stuff on your fansites.
    2. I deleted all the fanwarring and “Your dissing my idol, so I’m going to diss your Idol” posts. For instance the “don’t be cray cray fans of rival Idol!” and all the lolling and backslapping that followed? Yeah, I deleted all of that.
    3. Please don’t question the motives of your fellow posters or put words in their mouths. Don’t complain about the thread. Don’t complain about how other others are treating YOUR favorite Idol. Trust me, all the Idols get their fair share around here. The complaining is off topic.

  257. No matter who you are nothing you say to anyone is ever not on the record .

    Just because you saw this stitched in needlepoint on a pillow doesn’t make it true.

    Nope just a fact of real life and something that grownups learn the hard way.

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  259. That NZ Herald on Adam is great. Can someone tell me what “pipped at the post” means?

  260. Doesn’t anybody find it more outrageous that Ken Warwick, exec producer couldn’t think of Kris Allen’s name on E!News tonight??

    Actually, I’m not surprised. This was the man who hired Kara, reinstituted the Top 36/Wild Card format last year, and couldn’t hire a director that could keep the show running on time. Not a stellar record for last year.

    Hopefully, they’ll get his name right on the show on Thursday night.

  261. I have to agree with Adam on the tolerance issue. Gay folks can get married in the UK,

    Strictly speaking this is not quite true. It’s called a civil partnership, not a marriage, although those in the partnership would have the same rights as those of married couples.

    As far as Adam is concerned, I suppose the only thing that matters to him is that most people in UK don’t really care if a singer is gay or not, and being gay hasn’t been an obstacle to success for gay singers for at least a couple of decades. In the US it is obviously still an issue to a significant part of the population.

  262. looks like kris just spun llwd on his guest dj gig, o but wait not wwfm. adam spun llwd twice, and didnt spin his own song. how shallow of kris

  263. Danny’s single is up several spots to #35 on this week’s Billboard chart

    I am glad to see Danny’s single moving up to #35 on the Billboard Hot Country songs chart. :) I am looking forward to watching it continue to make it’s way up the charts.

  264. cakeygirl:
    02/22/2010 at 11:08 pm
    looks like kris just spun llwd on his guest dj gig, o but wait not wwfm. adam spun llwd twice, and didnt spin his own song. how shallow of kris

    Kris is DJing 4 more shows this week. I’m sure he’ll spin wwfm then. As for llwd, he’s charting very well in 3 formats, so why not play this song? and beside it gave him an occasion to humorously introduce himself and I found it funny. Yes funny, not shallow

  265. Don’t know if this was posted but it is the complete video of the the winning group of the Donorschoose.org. It plays better as one complete video. Also things that were edited out because of the splicing before are in this video. Or I just missed it before. Anyway in case anyone wanted it all it one place. MJ hope it is ok to post this here. Again seeing this hard to believe same person to make those comments about Susan Boyle. IMHO

    http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid10172910001?bctid=68031453001

  266. cakeygirl:

    looks like kris just spun llwd on his guest dj gig, o but wait not wwfm. adam spun llwd twice, and didnt spin his own song. how shallow of kris

    Well, Kris has the whole week. He’ll do this guess dj on KBIG 104.3 fm till Friday. Great job, Kris. Your voice is so great on the radio.

  267. sr4mjc:
    02/22/2010 at 9:26 pm
    Hey, there’s a concert Saturday night, another gate?

    I don’t know about another gate? But I, for one, am clutching my tickets in my hand and counting the days! Can’t wait!

  268. I, personally, don’t like WWFM and glad Kris didn’t spin it. Would spoil the whole experience for me. Plus, WWMF is not charting high enough yet.

  269. Isn’t that the mediabase chart you guys are looking at for Danny? The Billboard charts don’t come out until Thursday

  270. Kino

    KBIG plays a lot of different songs — including ones that are several years old — they don’t only play songs that are currently on the charts. And I would be willing to bet that Kris will spin WWFM at least once during this week-long guest DJ stint. Because (A) it was just added to KBIG’s official playlist; (B) Adam is his friend; and (C) Adam spun LLWD during his own guest dj stint a couple of weeks back.

  271. Isn’t that the mediabase chart you guys are looking at for Danny? The Billboard charts don’t come out until Thursday

    Oops, could be. Was so distracted that he moved up several places I may have misstated that :) The person who gave me the info said Billboard though.

    Last weekend was the first time we got to hear Danny on the country top 40 radio countdown shows, so awwwww to that. The one I heard was very nice. Gave his song a good welcome and explanation, talked about Danny himself, and brought him on later in the show for an interview segment.

    Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn was the host, and said he thought Danny was a “really good guy” and that the audience would be impressed by him in the interview. I believe it’s later this week that Danny will be singing at the CRS 2010 country radio broadcaster event at a session where Alan Jackson is performing as well. Brooks & Dunn are supposed to be there in some other capacity, so it’s nice that Danny has already met at least one of them.

  272. europe is definately more tolerant than the us, thats why simon thought that adam could be an international star, bc the world beyond the us is more tolerant, hence why wwfm and fye and soared up the charts in canada

  273. Adam is so tolerant that he totally trashed Susan Boyle. What a nice guy! NOT

  274. Here is what Kris played during his hour-long guest deejay stint on KBIG tonight. He will be doing the same time slot (7-8 pm West Coast time) all week

    MONDAY PLAYLIST
    Clocks- Coldplay
    Say Hey- Michael Franti
    Arms Wide Open – Creed
    According to You – Orianthi
    True Faith – New Order
    Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
    American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
    Ever the Same- Rob Thomas
    I Do Not Hook Up – Kelly Clarkson
    Uprising- Muse
    My Immortal- Evanescence
    LLWD- Kris Allen

  275. europe is definately more tolerant than the us, thats why simon thought that adam could be an international star, bc the world beyond the us is more tolerant, hence why wwfm and fye and soared up the charts in canada

    I hate this blanket statement that Europe is so much more tolerant than America. Do you actually think they are more tolerant in Croatia towards homosexuality? Like when grenades were thrown on pride parades in Zagreb in 2007? How about in Paris, where there was violence just last week against a gay kiss in protest? What about the resurgent neo-nazi movement in Germany or the widespread prejudice towards Muslims all across Europe. Go to a soccer game in Europe with a black star and listen to what the tolerant crowd will have to say about it. Is Europe a land of hate? NO! Not at all! But to act like it is this wonderfully tolerant land because they might be more receptive to the dance synth of Adam Lambert’s music is not completely true.

  276. KBIG plays a lot of different songs — including ones that are several years old — they don’t only play songs that are currently on the charts. And I would be willing to bet that Kris will spin WWFM at least once during this week-long guest DJ stint.

    Incidentally, KBIG-FM auto-added WWFM today. They spun it 11 times last week.

  277. kino:
    02/23/2010 at 12:13 am

    I don’t care, I just don’t like WWMF

    Can I ask if you like any of Adam’s music or is it just WWFM. Cool you don’t like the song. I really not fond of LLWD but still support Kris. (I personally like other songs on Kris’s album much more but can understand why that went with it as the the first single) and there are songs on Adam’s Album that I am not in love with. (but don’t hate) Aftermath, Loaded Smile and Pick U Up (I skip or FF on them a lot) . So understandable you not liking WWFM.

  278. gangreen29:

    I totally agree with your last post. US is just too big and too diverse in everything to be compared to some nations in Europe. And I’m sure not all nations in Europe are the same.

    OT: watching the ice dancing, I admit that I miss Great Brittain’s Torvill & Dean. They were still the best.

  279. Yay at scars being the next signle! love that song so much and really hope it will do well her cause she really, really needs a hit single to help her awesome album.

    on Adam’s comment, I’ve never read of artist that criticize other artist without seeming like a complete douchebag and Adam didn’t change that. I know a lot of fans say he’s unfiltered but there’s a bug difference between unfiltered and douchebag and IMO Adam’s just a douchbag.I think there could be some media backlash if perez or E picks this up but it’s not like he’ll lose his career over this nor should he. I may think he’s a douche but doesn’t change the fact that he’s super talented that deserves a long career.

  280. I have to agree with Adam on the tolerance issue. Gay folks can get married in the UK, unlike in most of the U.S. And openly gay individuals can serve in the military (no dopey “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule). And Brits get a lot less kerfluffed over language and nudity than we do here in the U.S. How do I know? I’ve spent time in the UK and I have friends who live there. (By the way, they thought the hysteria over Adam’s AMA performance was pretty funny.)

    ITA! I have relatives who have lived in Itay, Germany and the UK for a few months to several years. They can’t get over the differences between how these countries view sex and violence. In the US, we tend to freak out over anything having to do with sex and we are immune to violence.
    I’m sure Adam bases his statements on his extended travel he did overseas with both the cruise line and the touring company of “Hair”.

    looks like kris just spun llwd on his guest dj gig, o but wait not wwfm. adam spun llwd twice, and didnt spin his own song. how shallow of kris

    hmmmm. It is kind of shallow to spin your own song. That seems like a shallow and immature choice on Kris’ part. He should have thought about how that would look. Yeah, not the best decision.

  281. Interview with Danny at one of the other AI blogs. Interesting, he tells that story about Gary LeVox that I mentioned earlier. Can’t tell if they’ve connected up in person yet, but Danny says this:

    http://blogs.ajc.com/american-idol-blog/2010/02/22/danny-gokey-interview-allison-iraheta-on-this-thursdays-idol/

    On his love for Rascal Flatts: “That’s one of my favorite groups. They’ve reached out to me. I was in an airport before Christmas when I got a text from Gary LeVox [lead singer.] He wrote that I have an incredible gift. The whole band has been very welcoming.”

    Glad that Allison is confirmed for AI9. That makes at least 6 from AI8 I think, according to media reports or the finalists themselves: Kris, Adam (well, haven’t seen but just have to think so), Danny, Allison, Matt, and Scott. Haven’t heard anything about Anoop or Lil, but I guess Matt & Scott have the IOU from last year’s finale to possibly be cashing in.

  282. hmmmm. It is kind of shallow to spin your own song. That seems like a shallow and immature choice on Kris’ part. He should have thought about how that would look. Yeah, not the best decision.

    I really disagree with this. He used this to make a funny introduction of himself and for ONCE he’s more daring about selling himself, I won’t object.

  283. hmmmm. It is kind of shallow to spin your own song. That seems like a shallow and immature choice on Kris’ part. He should have thought about how that would look. Yeah, not the best decision.

    It was introduced kind of sarcastically and humorously, to be fair. So it was kind of cute in context.

    Ooops, Mtlfan beat me to it.

  284. skat-girl@allycatlover:
    02/23/2010 at 12:32 am

    Yay at scars being the next signle! love that song so much and really hope it will do well her cause she really, really needs a hit single to help her awesome album.

    I agree with all you said about Allison and I think Scars can do it for her if they promote it and her properly. I flove the song and have from day one of the Album release. So You know I am on board 100% with it being the next single. :-)

  285. I really disagree with this. He used this to make a funny introduction of himself and for ONCE he’s more daring about selling himself, I won’t object.

    Well, and not to mention that wwfm wasn’t being spun on this station (and was only added today) at the time Adam was a dj. As someone mentioned, the playlists are probably at the least strongly suggested. I’m pretty sure Adam (who promotes himself so well) would have spun his own song given the opportunity.

    It was introduced kind of sarcastically and humorously, to be fair. So it was kind of cute in context.

    Ooops, Mtlfan beat me to it.

    I hope someone caught all of this for the tube. G’night.

  286. Nope just a fact of real life and something that grownups learn the hard way.

    Here’s the point: none of us were there, none of us heard the conversation. I’ve read tons of Adam interviews over the past year. This doesn’t sound like something he would say, especially for publication. That’s my take on it. I’m not trying to convince anyone of anything. Just stating my belief.

  287. eilamaurizia:
    02/23/2010 at 12:57 am

    Video clips!

    ‘How I Met Your Mother’: Carrie Underwood’s on-screen debut

    Funny! great job Carrie (at least I think so) You know she does have good comic timing. Even though some of the skits on her Christmas special were lame she shined and showed a lot of promise as a comedic actress. I hope to see more of her. Hey I know this is so jumping the gun and total fanboying but wouldn’t it be cool if she one an Emmy for best guest actress in a comedy. It could happen! I swear. Well I think it could happen. :-)

  288. LLWD will debut on the AC Billboard chart at #30 this week!

    http://www.billboard.com/column/chartbeat/chart-highlights-pop-rap-alternative-songs-1004070311.story#/column/chartbeat/chart-highlights-pop-rap-alternative-songs-1004070311.story

    And here’s YouTube on Kris’s dj stint tonight. Take a listen to the way he introduces his song. BTW, when Rob Thomas was a guest deejay on KBIG he played SEVERAL of his own songs. Nothing wrong with this, especially if the song is on KBIG’s playlist. Which LLWD is — last I heard, it is the most-played song on that station right now…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKBJklEzbqE&feature=player_embedded

  289. last I heard, it is the most-played song on that station right now…

    Then he didn’t have to plug his own song. He could let the station do that for him. That would have come off better.

    BTW, when Rob Thomas was a guest deejay on KBIG he played SEVERAL of his own songs

    Just because someone else does it, doesn’t mean it isn’t shallow. Also, using “humor” doesn’t cover anything up either. IMO it was an immature and shallow thing to do. YMMV :)

  290. girlygirl:
    02/23/2010 at 1:13 am

    LLWD will debut on the AC Billboard chart at #30 this week!

    http://www.billboard.com/column/chartbeat/chart-highlights-pop-rap-alternative-songs-1004070311.story#/column/chartbeat/chart-highlights-pop-rap-alternative-songs-1004070311.story

    That is great news. Girlgirl how does a song get added to the AC chart? what are the criteria. Would WWFM ever be eligible for that chart? Just curious. I agree that nothing wrong with playing your own song….but can’t help to think that if if was Adam he would be taken to task for it as being self centered and selfish….. but that has nothing to do with the fact that Kris did nothing wrong. He should promote himself as Jive is not doing as much as I think they should (but I guess most fans think that about their music artist :-) )

  291. Just because someone else does it, doesn’t mean it isn’t shallow. Also, using “humor” doesn’t cover anything up either. IMO it was an immature and shallow thing to do. YMMV

    Hope you say the same thing when Adam will play his own song in a future DJ stint :)

  292. oh that’s great that LLWD will debut on the AC Billboard chart at #30 this week!
    thanks for the good news girlygirl

  293. I think Kris should play his own song, that way people can connect him with the song.

    I agree. Good for Kris for playing his song. And I’m sure he’ll play WWFM later on in the week.

  294. Th

    he didn’t have to plug his own song. He could let the station do that for him. That would have come off better.

    BTW, when Rob Thomas was a guest deejay on KBIG he played SEVERAL of his own songs

    Just because someone else does it, doesn’t mean it isn’t shallow. Also, using “humor” doesn’t cover anything up either. IMO it was an immature and shallow thing to do. YMMV

    If I were listening to that station, I’d be delighted to hear the original artist introduce and spin his hit record, the number one song on the station at the moment. It wouldn’t bother me a bit. It would seem odd if he didn’t.

    Isn’t this just making something out of nothing? As to calling him immature and shallow, well, I guess, yes, my milage does indeed vary.
    Kris is probably the least immature or shallow young guy I can think of.

  295. I had never heard Susan Boyle’s Wild Horses, so I YT’d it. I’d rather be dragged by the eponymous ungulates than hear it again. Her delivery is sing-songy. There seems to be little to no interpretation of the lyrics – she delivers the verse low, then the chorus high. No variation.

    Definitely not my cup of tea (of course as an American I prefer coffee). However, the verses are better than the chorus. If I had to guess, which I do, I’d say Adam began laughing when she began the chorus. Her wobbly “wild” is surely cringe-inducing, if not guffaw-provoking. Apologies to the Susan fans but that’s my perception.

    That being said, though I looove me some Adam (as the saying goes), to this day I am not a fan of his Ring of Fire. Apologies to the Adam fans but I can’t help it. When I saw it on the show originally, all the moaning around brought to mind venereal disease more than passion. (“Love is a burning thing, and it makes a fiery ring”…) More Troilus and Cressida than Romeo and Juliet, let’s just say.

  296. bug difference between unfiltered and douchebag and IMO Adam’s just a douchbag

    Funny, cuz I’m barely over 20 and even I’ve seen more of life than to relegate someone who merely insults someone’s else’s work into the ranks of les douchebags. There are far, far worse things that a lot of people do and get away with than saying some old lady’s music is bad. I like to reserve “douchebag” for a select percentage of the population, say less than 50 :P But then, perhaps my age and the types of guys I associate with are the reason why I don’t have high standards for general decent-person-ness? Hmm…

    Anyway, about Europe. Yes, from what I’ve seen they’re less afraid, compared to the U.S., of sex and of women, so of course they’re less homophobic! Good for Europe. Let’s start working on the anti-incest taboo next, world. I have hopes for you yet. :)

  297. Truthiness:
    02/23/2010 at 2:33 am

    I think Kris should play his own song, that way people can connect him with the song.

    I agree. Good for Kris for playing his song. And I’m sure he’ll play WWFM later on in the week.

    I agree with both of you. This is Kris’s time and it does not have to be all about Adam. I am sure that he will play WWFM later in the week.

  298. I think Kris should play his own song, that way people can connect him with the song.

    Yup…since the song sounds just like the Script and the Script are on the charts right now it is pretty good that Kris lets people know it is his song not theirs. Maybe then someone will think to buy his album not just the song.

  299. Tess:
    02/23/2010 at 6:43 am

    I think Kris should play his own song, that way people can connect him with the song.

    Yup…since the song sounds just like the Script and the Script are on the charts right now it is pretty good that Kris lets people know it is his song not theirs. Maybe then someone will think to buy his album not just the song.

    Well since Kris’s song is almost Platinum, it doesn’t seem like too many people are having a problem figuring out who sings LLWD. Honestly, this promotion is to promote Kris, not Adam. If he plays Adams song, cool. If not, that is cool too. Like someone else said, he has 4 more days on the show.

  300. Tess:
    02/23/2010 at 6:43 am
    I think Kris should play his own song, that way people can connect him with the song.

    Yup…since the song sounds just like the Script and the Script are on the charts right now it is pretty good that Kris lets people know it is his song not theirs. Maybe then someone will think to buy his album not just the song.

    This might peak some interest with fans from The Script to buy Kris’s album. I’d consider this good promo.

  301. I don’t get the comparison based on the two songs that are currently playing on the radio. Plus, I doubt that most NEW listeners even know that the song was given to Kris by the Script. It really seems like that is old news. (yes it might be brought up every once in awhile, but it isn’t discussed every time his song is played, which is a lot based on the top 13 rating)

    BTW: When LLWD first came out, the Script picked up some new fans too that were exposed to them for the first time. I know several Kris fans that checked them out and purchased their music. The cross promotion works both ways.

  302. I don’t get the comparison based on the two songs that are currently playing on the radio. Plus, I doubt that most NEW listeners even know that the song was given to Kris by the Script. It really seems like that is old news. (yes it might be brought up every once in awhile, but it isn’t discussed every time his song is played, which is a lot based on the top 13 rating)

    BTW: When LLWD first came out, the Script picked up some new fans too that were exposed to them for the first time. I know several Kris fans that checked them out and purchased their music. The cross promotion works both ways.

    Despite what happens in the idol bubble, I didn’t and still don’t think many people know that LLWD is a Script song. As far as cross promo it does go both ways, This is how I found and purchased Breakeven, despite not liking LLWD I wanted to know more about the origins of a group I never heard of.

  303. adamlambert Oh joy! MisQuoted again… Becoming quite funny actually

    Adam just tweeted this a bit ago. Don’t know for sure to what it’s referring, but since the SuBo thing seems to be the most recent “controversy,” I’m assuming it’s about that.

  304. Of course Kris should play his own song during his guest dj gig!!!!! I mean, isn’t that the point of these things? to promote yourself and your song? I was kinda dumbfounded that Adam didn’t play WWFM (even if it wasnt on the station playlist im sure they would have let him play it during his guest dj gig).

    As for “Boyle-gate”, having read the article (and assuming, arguendo, that everything was properly quoted and in context, which i doubt), Adam told a UK gay-oriented publication basically that SuBo wiped the floor with him sales wise, props to her for her success, but that he thinks the album is terrible, especially Wild Horses. He didn’t comment on or “diss” her singing, her appearance, her performing ability, her gender, her marital status, her love of cats or her mental state. He didn’t say she sang the songs on the album badly. Since she didn’t write any of the songs he obviously wasn’t dissing her songwriting ability. If anything, he was commenting on her production team who chose, arranged and produced the songs. Many Stones fans that I know thought the cover of Wild Horses was a disaster and borderline “sacriligious”. Over the years I have heard many an artist make negative comments on the work of other artists — regardless of whether the artist being commented on had better sales. This is not a case of some artists “code of honor” that has been broken. SuBo is a major public figure and highly successful recording artist and to somehow say that she is immune from criticism from any source, or that such criticism amounts to bullying or “picking on” because she is a “nice lady” is to itself denigrate her status as a viable artist. Based on the thousands of reviews and articles written about SuBo’s cd and the many internet comments of the subject, many many many people thought the cd was terrible — its not a particularly controversial opinion. But many terrible cds are beloved and have monster sales (my ipod is a testament to that!)

  305. Kris playing his own song is shallow and immature. Don’t quite get that. I thought the point of the gig was for Kris to promote himself. He’s too laid back though. He should talk about other artists — pick one to diss and get himself some buzz.

    Wait, he should play WWFM and then give his opinion of SuBo’s album. More buzz for him and Adam. I think that would be perfect.

  306. adamlambert: Oh joy! MisQuoted again… Becoming quite funny actually.

    Yep, I knew it didn’t sound like words he would use.

  307. jpfan:
    02/23/2010 at 7:49 am
    Kris playing his own song is shallow and immature. Don’t quite get that. I thought the point of the gig was for Kris to promote himself. He’s too laid back though. He should talk about other artists — pick one to diss and get himself some buzz.

    Wait, he should play WWFM and then give his opinion of SuBo’s album. More buzz for him and Adam. I think that would be perfect.

    Really? didn’t you know all self promotion is shallow fame wh0ring and artist criticism is bullying, rude behavior? Good thing the media always gets things right, otherwise we might never know the truth.

  308. Really? didn’t you know all self promotion is shallow fame wh0ring and artist criticism is bullying, rude behavior? Good thing the media always gets things right, otherwise we might never know the truth.

    LOL. So true.

  309. jpfan:
    02/23/2010 at 8:21 am
    When was Adam misquoted before?

    He called it out before.. don’t remember.. but Rollingstone was one.

  310. See Adam didn’t say it because it was of character and rude. But if he did, he was just being honest and it wasn’t that bad.

    Gotcha. It’s win/win. :)

  311. I think it is fine that Kris played LLWD, he is susposed to promote his album like any artist. Good for him. I have heard Kris give alot of radio interviews in the morning in Chicago where they didn’t bother to play LLWD like the DJ should have.

  312. Okay, I’m probably barking on a wrong tree in a dead thread, but here it goes anyway.

    My view on the issue (an an European) is that Europe does have all that bigotry and hate, yes. I some places. But what is missing is the general PC-fear. No one is clutching their pearls and wringing their hands here. No one is trying to present that public schools shouldn’t give sex education. Who cares if there is swearing on tv or radio? Who cares if there are naked people on tv? (Well, they care in Croatia, but in this case I think that I can assume Adam was talking about West Europe; UK, Germany, France, Spain, Holland etc. Dismissing the whole Europe’s tolerance based on Croatia is like judging North America based on Mexico.)

    You’re not too late AT ALL! Thank you so much for this information coming from someone who actually LIVES IN EUROPE! It matches up with what I’ve heard from countless numbers of relatives and friends who have lived in different parts of Western Europe.

    In Europe, no radio station would censor Fever because of “he”-pronoun, the whole thought is laughable. The longest, uncensored clip of Adam’s “Details” photo shoot that you can find in YouTube was broadcasted in Finland, where it was broadcasted early afternoon. No censoring, and no complaints.
    Europeans feel threatened by neo nazis and muslims and Greece’s money problems. But threatened by gay celebrities? Yeah, no.

    Yep. Thanks again for your input!

  313. jpfan:
    02/23/2010 at 8:26 am
    See Adam didn’t say it because it was of character and rude. But if he did, he was just being honest and it wasn’t that bad.

    Gotcha. It’s win/win

    Well, you didn’t “catch me”. Go back and find one post by me that says Adam was “being honest and it wasn’t that bad”. There isn’t one.
    I thought it was bullshit all along. I knew it didn’t sound like his voice from the start. I win at knowing that. :)

    BTW, I think people can feel that SuBo’s album sucks and her Wild Horses cover is a joke and applaud or support Adam for saying it- but at the same time feel that the actual words used don’t sound like words he would normally use. You can agree with the criticism of SuBo’s music but also wonder if Adam was misqouted at the same time. Those two thoughts can exist at the same time.

  314. It is kind of sad that a stupid comment Adam made about SuBO gets more attention than Adam’s visit to the middle school or Kris’s Haiti trip. We all say dumb things fortunately our stupid nasty statements aren’t broadcast to millions of people.

  315. Excuse my stupid question, but I can never get the quote thingy to work…what am I doing wrong? Little help please…. :)

    So it appears this morning that Adam was indeed misquoted. I’m sure he’ll be saying more about it eventually.

    emmuzka…thank you for your input. I didn’t want to comment last night on this issue because I have no direct knowledge of life in Europe. What you say makes total sense and I’m sure that’s what Adam was referring to in his comment.

  316. adamlambert Oh joy! MisQuoted again… Becoming quite funny actually

    As I said in the other thread, poor Adam, constantly misquoted. Seems to happen only to him, poor guy.

  317. As I said in the other thread, poor Adam, constantly misquoted. Seems to happen only to him, poor guy.

    Exactly. Celebrities always pull out the “I was misquoted” when they said something they got flack for. We do know now though that the quote wasn’t made up, he definitely talked to the magazine, so now it will be interesting to see what he claims he said.

  318. As I said in the other thread, poor Adam, constantly misquoted. Seems to happen only to him, poor guy.

    Actually, celebrities get misquoted all the time. It doesn’t just happen to Adam, so no reason to feel sorry for him. There are literally thousands of examples. Just a few recently:

    On Friday, we reported on People Magazine’s interview excerpt from Stern, in which Brad Pitt allegedly said Tom Cruise Hitler-assassination film Valkyrie was “a ridiculous movie”. Within hours, it seems one of Brad’s reps contacted a few outlets and claimed that the statement was a misquote. A spokesman said, “Brad has never seen Valkyrie so this is not accurate.”

    Ricky Martin fans were shocked (or maybe not) last week when Puerto Rican magazine TV Aqui hinted towards bisexuality by quoting the singer as saying his heart “could belong to a man or a woman.”
    However it turns out that when translating the video footage of the quote, Ricky didn’t quite say that. Instead, TheAdocate.com reports, he says: “Eh, the heart of Ricky Martin? Look, whether it has or doesn’t have a male owner or a female owner, I have never spoken about that topic, so don’t…”

    DETAILS editor-in-chief Dan Peres has his tail between his legs after his November cover boy, Ben Affleck , was misquoted in an article by Bart Blasengame. In the December editor’s letter, Peres apologizes for quoting Affleck as saying, “I’ve gone out and directed a movie and made it really [bleep]ing good,” referring to “Gone Baby Gone.” “Affleck never made such a statement,” Peres writes. “In addition, the article implied that Affleck might leave Los Angeles if the movie failed. Affleck also never made this statement.” A rep for Details told us Affleck and Peres are “good friends. Dan realized there were things taken out of context, and a correction was made.”

    Elaine Paige claims that she was misquoted over allegedly comparing Susan Boyle to a “virus”. (OUCH!)

  319. Elaine Paige claims that she was misquoted over allegedly comparing Susan Boyle to a “virus”. (OUCH!)

    That wasn’t a misquote. Elaine Paige did compare the way Susan Boyle became a worldwide phenom as spreading like a virus and the tabloids ran with it, trumpeting a big diss. The problem is that Paige was just using it like the rest of us use “viral buzz” and it was 100% neutral. Different situation completely.

  320. I usually just lurk here and enjoy just reading. But I feel that I have to say something about this. I know that Adam Lambert’s fans love and defend him, and thats good. But I don’t believe he was misquoted re Sue Boyle and it was just distasteful and awful.He has insulted his fans, and if you guys don’t mind that, its fine. However I find it sad that he would spew these things about an artist who sold millions of CDs and who HER fans love. He often disses other artists and for the most part they aren’t even aware of it or of who he even is, so its no problem. This diss of Subo comes across as sheer envy and makes him look really bad and sad, not her. His act doesn’t appeal to me, but I don’t go around saying how awful I think he is. Maybe it was a way of trying to get publicity, but if it was, it was not good publicity that he got.

  321. I’m with you Lynnie: I do not believe Adam was misquoted either. If I were him, I would watch my words a bit more closely and how they might be interpreted. No changing the fact that he is a newbie to the biz…..

  322. At the end of the day, people who didn’t like Adam before this SuBo quote, still don’t like Adam. Those who liked Adam before this quote, still do.

    Even if the quote was accurate, I don’t have a problem with it as he did not diss her personally. He said he was happy for her success he just didn’t like the album. I do suspect the quotes were chopped up and strung together for this teaser about the upcoming article. Either way, it’s not a big deal to me.

  323. He often disses other artists and for the most part they aren’t even aware of it or of who he even is, so its no problem.

    He often disses other artists???? Frankly, I cannot recall a time when he has and can remember how he is always supporting his fellow artists….esp. other idols. My point is being supported over and over again because many are speaking like they *know* he said this and it wasn’t taken out of context.

  324. undercooked:
    02/23/2010 at 10:21 am

    At the end of the day, people who didn’t like Adam before this SuBo quote, still don’t like Adam. Those who liked Adam before this quote, still do.

    ITA!!! with All what you said!!

  325. Actually, celebrities get misquoted all the time. It doesn’t just happen to Adam, so no reason to feel sorry for him. There are literally thousands of examples.

    Not only celebrities, politicians, businessmen and women, athletes and even just regular people. Just because something is in print or posted on the internet, doesn’t mean it is true and/or accurate. In fact, just this morning I saw an internet article where People magazine said that Evan Lysacek and Nastia Liukin confirmed that they had been dating for a while, but then People retracted and said only Nastia said that, not Evan. In litigation, many depositions or trial transcripts have misquotes and errors, and/or things read completely differently on paper than how they were heard live. I have no idea whether Adam was misquoted in this instance or not. But it would not be at all shocking, surprising or out of the ordinary if he was.

  326. tls62:
    02/23/2010 at 9:28 am

    Excuse my stupid question, but I can never get the quote thingy to work…what am I doing wrong? Little help please…. :)

    It took me awhile to get this but here goes TLS. copy what you want to quote……hit the box b-quote…paste your quote and then hit the box close tags and voila…you have it! Hope this helps….PIX

  327. To arbitrarily say “I do not believe Adam was misquoted” doesn’t hold water with me. Unless you were there, you have no idea what he said. You’re guessing just like the rest of us. It’ll come out eventually, it always does.

  328. But I don’t believe he was misquoted re Sue Boyle and it was just distasteful and awful.

    I believe he was misquoted because he said so. I think Susan Boyle’s album is a joke and her Wild Horses was horrible. Just because an artist was “made fun of when they were younger” doesn’t make them immune to criticism. (Look at any Yahoo article about Adam-the comments and ridicule are vile and downright cruel.) SuBo put an album out for the buying public, so she is now open to criticism like every other artist out there.

    He has insulted his fans,

    He didn’t insult me.

    However I find it sad that he would spew these things about an artist who sold millions of CDs and who HER fans love.

    Would it be okay for artists to diss other artists if they didn’t sell well or their fans didn’t love them?
    Taylor Swift has sold millions and her fans LOVE her. Have you read the comments out there lately? How about the comments just on this site about her? Selling millions of albums just opens you up to more criticism.

  329. I do suspect the quotes were chopped up and strung together for this teaser about the upcoming article

    Agreed. If this isn’t a classic hatchet job, I will be VERY surprized. It appears to me to be a just thinly veiled and feeble attempt of a British media outlet to generate some traffic to its’ website by using Adam.

    The British tabloid press make The Enquirer look like a Pultizer prize winner.

  330. tls62:
    02/23/2010 at 10:38 am
    Thanks Pixie….I’ll give that a try!

    Just testing Pixie’s tutorial…crossing fingers.

  331. Ok let me see if I get this right-yesterday Adam was quoted by a tabloid as saying some not so nice things about Susan Boyle’s singing. Comments were made that he is too honest and that being honest and rude is not such a good thing…..ect ect…..Today, after Adam says he was misquoted, he is a liar. so which is it, He is either brutally and rudely honest or he is a liar. I think he has showed unequivocally he is forthright and upfront with his honesty-and to some, to a fault- he then can’t be someone who says something and is not telling the truth. He said he is misquoted I believe him until there is proof otherwise. (not just someone saying it but the actual article in the magazine not a retyped version.)

    This is my take. I for one am not going to call someone a liar when I don’t really know the truth myself. Especially when it has been proven more then once how blogs and new outlets like to stretch the truth or outright lie to get hits. We are not in the days of Walter Cronkite when you could swear by the news and what the reporter was telling you was based on fact and truthfulness. (Only get that with a select few. Luckily for us MJ operates the old fashioned fact driven Walter Cronkite honorable way. (Not saying MJ is old) :-) )

  332. Excellent point, Dhunken!

    I didn’t see/hear the statement about SuBo, nor do I care to.

    I follow all things Adam since he step onto the AI stage. I can’t recall one account from anyone who has interviewed, worked, or just hung out with Adam that was anything but positive. Many go out of their way to point out what an unusually nice guy he is and how respectful, charming,etc. he is.

    I still remember back to the AI days when the contestants were asked who they would turn to & every single one of them said Adam. Oprah told him he was as “delightful as she knew he’d be”. Ellen, Paula, Kara, Randy, the producers on his cd, even Simon characterized him as a genuinely nice guy.

    I look at actions, not words. None of us knows Adam personally. I see a young man who owns his actions/words, who acts respectful to others, who seems caring toward others, and places great importance on his friends and family relationships.

    Yet, I have seen some made negative comments towards him such as Gene Simmons, and Clay Aiken. He did respond to their comments, in his way.

    I’ve also remember going to the AI tour and seeing that group one of the nights protesting against Adam b/c he is gay. Their statement was “G0d hates gays”, to which Adam simply responded, “God hates hate”. He did receive some scary, hateful actions/comments, but stayed true to himself and did not hold a grudge or lash out.

    Expectations were very high for him, and he had to feel all the pressure bestowed on him. Based on some of the statements he has made about his middle and high school days, he was more than likely ridiculed, possibly even bullied and on the outside looking in. Despite all of this, he seems to not a have chip on his shoulders and seems grateful for his life. Many of us, if put in his shoes, would not be so gracious, and nice.

    It has to be both wonderful, yet difficult being him (or any celebrity)to be under the microscope and the public eye. Which of us has not wished we could take back something we said? When he says something, or just gives his opinion, thousands know about it, and his statement MAY have been twisted and/or taken out of context, just to get some publicity.

    I happen to think Adam is one of the good guys. Many do not but I never understand why. Just the other night, a preteen girl said to me, “I think Adam is talented, but I don’t like anything about him”. She had no reason. Several other people have said the same thing to me but could not pinpoint any definitive reason why.

    I’ve always said Adam has an uphill battle to climb. Let’s face the truth, for some, they cannot get past the fact that he is openly gay and they define him first as gay, not a singer. That is almost criminal to me but it is what it is. I for one am rooting big time for Adam to realize his dream to entertain others and enjoy every moment of it!

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