Idols Pose with Free Stuff: The Grammy Edition

Being a celebrity means you get a lot of free stuff.

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In the days before big events like the Grammys, there are afternoon gifting parties, where celebrities show up, get their picture taken with products, and then leave with some lovely parting gifts.

The photos are typically random and hilarious, and I post them when I can.

After the jump, check out Adam Lambert and Kris Allen posing with swag at Friday’s Grammy gifting parties. If photos of other Idols turn up, I’ll post those too.

UPDATE: Added more hilarious photos of Kris. He cracks me up.

2nd Update: Added photos of Elliott Yamin, Kimberly Caldwell, Michael Johns and Justin Guarini

Photos after the JUMP…


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63 Comments

  1. Color me surprised I had no idea Kris was there and getting gifts too. Is Kris going to the Grammy’s then?

  2. OMG mj! This is why I love you! The real live cat and then the picture! Is this hilarious or what?

    Kris and Adam are simply cracking me up!

    ETA: Look at the cat. Pet the cat. Oh! There he is!!! LOL!

  3. Nice pics from the both of them they both look like they just got out of bed. Ha ha ha ha.

  4. Kris looks like he has Adam’s clothes on – except for the shoes.

  5. Kris is looking good. Hope Kris is going to have show in Los Angeles after Asia’s tour.

  6. Kris looks like he has Adam’s clothes on – except for the shoes.

    He does? LOL! I see Kris as Kris. Where’s the glam?

    khomphuong, I wanna see him here in Ohio! ;)

  7. so did anyone see the interview where randy blows smoke up adams ass telling him how much he loves the album? bc im pretty sure he didnt say that last week ….wow randy

  8. cakeygirl
    01/30/2010 at 2:40 am

    so did anyone see the interview where randy blows smoke up adams ass telling him how much he loves the album? bc im pretty sure he didnt say that last week ….wow randy

    I know right! He contradicted almost everything he said in the Jim C interview….Randy continues to irk me and be my least favorite judge!

  9. Kris is a nice guy but he always looks so scruffy. He is looking tired and unbathed.

  10. I wonder what kind of sunglasses Adam was wearing for Flaunt magazine. Am I a bad fan for hoping “not those in these pictures!”?

  11. so did anyone see the interview where randy blows smoke up adams ass telling him how much he loves the album? bc im pretty sure he didnt say that last week ….wow randy

    Do u have the link?

  12. Great pics of both guys!

    I love scruffy Kris. The pics of him with the gaudy bracelet and cocktail ring are hilarious.

    I hope these guys use caution at the swag tables. They will have to pay income taxes on some of those expensive items if they accept them.

  13. Kris’ pictures crack me up. Especially those pictures with the cat. And why is he posing with those jewelry? Is he getting those for his wife or for himself? :))

  14. I don’t know who’s getting the jewelry (most likely just the camera person — so, us, really!), but I love the Kris-with-jewelry photos. Hilarious.

  15. Thanks saga…

    Always wondered about Adam..”cats or dogs”.

    We’ve all seen the picture of him with his family including the dog when he was young, but wonder about cats? Although he should never say anything bad about cats because the cat lovers would revolt!!

  16. Always wondered about Adam..”cats or dogs”.

    We’ve all seen the picture of him with his family including the dog when he was young, but wonder about cats? Although he should never say anything bad about cats because the cat lovers would revolt!!

    Ha! I’m thinking snakes! LOL……. :)

  17. We’ve all seen the picture of him with his family including the dog when he was young, but wonder about cats? Although he should never say anything bad about cats because the cat lovers would revolt!!

    Darn right we will ! I think it’s because so many people
    think they’re unaffectionate, useless pets. Most people who have them, though, will tell you the opposite is true.
    Love all the photos.

  18. I’m interested in the income tax comment. How does the IRS get notified of swag? Do celebrities sign for these gifts?

    Curious that’s all. And I love Adam’s jacket! I thought I read a tweet yesterday from a designer about Adam buying a one of a kind three piece tux. The boy loves his clothes!

  19. Love Kris pictures with cat and jewelry.. aww
    and love the scruffy look

  20. sr4mjc
    01/30/2010 at 9:02 am
    I’m interested in the income tax comment. How does the IRS get notified of swag? Do celebrities sign for these gifts?

    This is one of many articles that will explain it. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN1032767920070111

    Or you could do some searches on the IRS website for forms of compensation, tax on gifts, etc. as well as what is and is not deductible for entertainment industry types. Fascinating reading … not. It makes me itch whenever the subject of taxes comes up.

    This quote from a swag provider cracked me up. ‘”Why should an entertainment celebrity (pay tax) on an unsolicited gift more onerously than a corporate executive who receives a Christmas present?…Our celebrities should not be punished for their fame,” Fary said in a statement on his company’s Web site.’

    Thing is corporate gifts have always been cracked down on. The limit on value was $25 before subject to tax. I don’t know if that limit has been raised at all due to inflation. One way that many companies got around it was to place advertising on the expensive gift. I remember printing or etching $1000+ crystal and then having it come back after it was gifted to have the advertising masked or attempts be made to remove it.

  21. What has happened to Kris since moving to LA? TMZ needs to do a detailed expose on Kris seen getting smitten with that kitten in LA while his dog, Elvis is back home in AR. Oh the betrayal.

  22. What has happened to Kris since moving to LA? TMZ needs to do a detailed expose on Kris seen getting smitten with that kitten in LA while his dog, Elvis is back home in AR. Oh the betrayal.

    LOL. Yes, this on top of the fact that someone apparently captured an image of a tiny blemish on Kris Allen’s otherwise perfect face – scandalous!!!

  23. Kris looks like he needs a nap and a haircut. He’s still cute as a button though.

  24. To be fair Adam looks tired too. With the Canada thing & international promo I doubt he’s getting much sleep. Tired – but still adorable.

  25. Kris looks like he needs a nap and a haircut.

    I agree, he looks exhausted. I think his hair looked much better on the show, his stylists try to spike it up to much now, he looks like some tropical bird.

    I hate the first jacket that Adam tried on, it looks like a beetle. It is funny though that he is looking at clothes in those pictures, but Kris is looking at stupid shit like that cat.

  26. Kris is looking at stupid shit like that cat.

    Its not stupid!!! Its just… random. Hahaha.

  27. Ah, I missed the new pics. Kris’ face with that guitar is priceless. The stuff that really gets his interest … beyond the silly stuff like Skymall and overpriced tacky gewgaws.

  28. What has happened to Kris since moving to LA? TMZ needs to do a detailed expose on Kris seen getting smitten with that kitten in LA while his dog, Elvis is back home in AR. Oh the betrayal.

    Kris has a dog called Elvis? LMAO! Anyway I really like his silly yet adorable expressions in those photos. Arrrrrr…the kitty looks so cute as well.

  29. Kris’s expressions crack me the hell up. Especially with the cat food stuff and indeed the cat. I will also say though, he does look high to me. I know he isn’t, and he’s just tired, and he’s scruffy, and seems to have some bed head going on…but yeah, he looks both adorably snarky, and stoned off his ass.

  30. Gosh Kris must be just running on auto pilot… this boy needs to rest!! But where’s the time… But on the plus – sideeffect of tiredness = scruffy, unkept, ‘high as a kite’ look which is UNF. He really needs a good nap!

    Kris + Kitty, so adorable!!

  31. Summersnow, yeah Kris’ dog back home is named Elvis LMAO i dont know why that cracks me up so much. I think his parents were big fans of Elvis growing up hence the name of their dog haha

    anyways, Kris looks greasy, like he needs a shower or something haha He does look cute with the cat though rofll

    and look at Guarini trying to stay relevant lmaoo

    and Adam looks like a cutie patootie loll

  32. jinxx315
    01/30/2010 at 9:54 am
    Is it just me or does Kris look high as a kite.

    This.

  33. Gosh Kris must be just running on auto pilot… this boy needs to rest!! But where’s the time…

    Why would he be on auto pilot? What’s he been doing since he sang the NA last Sunday? I haven’t seen any updates on mjs.
    Kris did say he had a week off around the holidays to spend back in Arkansas.

  34. What’s he been doing since he sang the NA last Sunday? I haven’t seen any updates on mjs.

    Just because Kris hasn’t been in the news (or on my blog) doesn’t mean he hasn’t been busy. Life goes on, even without cameras there to capture it.

  35. “Why would he be on auto pilot? What’s he been doing since he sang the NA last Sunday? I haven’t seen any updates on mjs.”

    No I don’t think he’s done any major gigs or events but I don’t think he’s been lazing around since he got back from AR. He’s been very busy preparing for his trip to Asia (Philippines, Malaysia & Singapore) where he & his band have lotsa gigs lined up.

    Doesn’t Kris look tired in the pics above…. Hot too, for sure & High! but also very tired?

    ETA: Ooooh, I second MJ.

  36. These are cute. The first thing I noticed is that besides Adam and Kimberly, they all look a little scruffy. It’s a cute scruffy, though.

  37. Hey, I use Morrocan Oil hair products. Good stuff. (Kris pic 7.)

    Did Kimberly C. get her hair styled with a cake batter mixer? Just…. no.

  38. Thanks for all the photos MJ.
    Yes Kris tweeted that he & the band have been busy practising for the Asian trip – so yes I agree with MJ- just because there aren’t cameras around- doesn’t mean he is not busy!!
    Love the photos of the other MJ- Michael Johns- he’s like Kris – doesn’t like shaving – so often has the 3 day growth look – but I like it though!!
    I am sure they will all spruce up nicely for the Grammy’s – I don’t blame them for being more casual & laid back at this – makes them seem more natural & real!!

  39. What’s he been doing since he sang the NA last Sunday? I haven’t seen any updates on mjs.

    Just because Kris hasn’t been in the news (or on my blog) doesn’t mean he hasn’t been busy. Life goes on, even without cameras there to capture it.

    I didn’t say Kris had been lazing around since he got back from Arkansas. I said he had a week vacation around the holidays (which must have been nice) but I didn’t know of anything he’s had since last Sunday.
    When fans refer to someone as being tired or exhausted or on “auto-pilot”, I figured they know something I don’t know or hadn’t seen. Fans usually don’t refer to someone as being on “auto-pilot” unless they know of an extremely hectic and busy schedule the past few days.
    I was wondering what they knew that I didn’t.

  40. deegeegd2
    01/30/2010 at 5:45 pm

    Hey, I use Morrocan Oil hair products. Good stuff. (Kris pic 7.)

    Me too! They smell really good and make your hair so soft. I hope Kris took them (if not, I’d like to have them please!).

    If this event was held in the morning, then that explains Kris’ sleepy/high look. I have yet to see him photograph well before noon!

  41. I wonder why Kris is always sleepy or tired? Those types of comments are also used to describe his interviews.
    He could have some type of medical condition. Maybe he should get a B-12 shot. I’ve heard those can help with low energy.

  42. NEW TWEET!!!

    krisallenband
    Lots of new songs for Asia and NYC! Get ready!
    6 minutes ago from web
    Reply Retweet

    Maybe I should have added “He looks like he’s on auto pilot”, perhaps that could have avoided all the confusion…
    Kris does look tired tho…. and pretty soon he’ll be on the road, making his Asian Debut!

  43. I didn’t say Kris had been lazing around since he got back from Arkansas. I said he had a week vacation around the holidays (which must have been nice) but I didn’t know of anything he’s had since last Sunday.
    When fans refer to someone as being tired or exhausted or on “auto-pilot”, I figured they know something I don’t know or hadn’t seen. Fans usually don’t refer to someone as being on “auto-pilot” unless they know of an extremely hectic and busy schedule the past few days.
    I was wondering what they knew that I didn’t.

    He has been practicing for his concerts in Asia (among other things).

    Tweets from the band @krisallenband:

    and we’re back! Rehearsal tomorrow and asia next week.

    Lots of new songs for Asia and NYC! Get ready!

    Tweet from Kris himself:

    Getting some rehearsal in tonight for the shows in Asia.

  44. NEW TWEET!!!

    krisallenband
    Lots of new songs for Asia and NYC! Get ready!

    That’s exciting!! There better be video! Thanks for posting, Seeker.

  45. I wonder why Kris is always sleepy or tired? Those types of comments are also used to describe his interviews.
    He could have some type of medical condition. Maybe he should get a B-12 shot. I’ve heard those can help with low energy.

    Or maybe, just maybe, he’s been working his butt off? :)

  46. “Maybe I should have added “He looks like he’s on auto pilot”, perhaps that could have avoided all the confusion…”

    WOW did that statement make any sense at all!? LOL @ me!

  47. More than all the people in the real world who show up awake for their jobs and their lives everyday? More than all the other artists out there who show up at events and give interviews and sound and look awake?
    More than Carrie or Taylor Swift? Or is Kris the busiest musical artist or idol ever?
    Just because you are working hard doesn’t mean you have an excuse to act, look and sound tired. Like I said, maybe Kris has a medical condition that makes him a special case.

    Nobody was making excuses. It just made more sense that he was tired due to his work instead of some purported medical condition you are theorizing about.

  48. I LOVE, LOVE these SWAG pictures of Kris!!!!!
    He’s all kinds of SEXY, “bed-head”, – “just keepin’ it reeeaal” – awesomeness!!!!
    His life and his music are his B-12!!!!!!

  49. Reminder:

    Oh by the way. Posting with two different usernames? I nearly ALWAYS catch on. Pick a name. Stick to it. Sockpuppetry will get you banned.

  50. I loved how funny Kris is in these pictures. Kris is such a natural.

    By the way, I do NOT think that Kris looks tired at all and as an avid Kris fan, I love Kris during interviews. Kris is one of my favorites when it comes to interviews for being real. I don’t agree with the tired comments. I think that Kris is just laid-back and a chill kind of a guy and I appreciate Kris just the way he is.

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