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Adam Lambert In Talks To Judge 'American Idol' Season 12

7/9/2012 12:27pm EDT
Adam Lambert
Season 8 "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert is reportedly in talks to join the judges' table next season, according to E! news. The question is: will he be replacing Jennifer Lopez?

A source said negotiations have been going on for about a month.

"He personifies the show, and will be a popular choice right from the start," the source said. "He knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of the judges' comments, he has a human touch, and they know they can't go wrong if they bring him on. He would be able to bring a unique perspective to the show. People love him."

A couple of mon...

Phillip Phillips Continues Worrying Trend Of 'White Guy With Guitar' Winners For 'American Idol'

5/24/2012 4:07pm EDT
Phillip Phillips
Nothing against Phillip Phillips, who surely has some talent, but his win is the latest in a line of what fans have coined "White Guys with Guitars," or "WGWG." With ratings and record sales getting lower, can American Idol do anything to curb the trend?

Since the music competition allowed contestants to play instruments while singing, the show has seen David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, and Phillip Phillips take the prize over a more varied and (arguably) talented field. McCreery is a bit different, slanting towards crooning country instead of the light pop the rest of t...

Adam Lambert's 'Trespassing' Is First Album From An Openly Gay Male Artist To Top The Billboard Charts

5/23/2012 2:11pm EDT
Adam Lambert
Global superstar Adam Lambert's sophomore album, "Trespassing", debuts at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and #1 on the Billboard Digital Albums Chart.

This marks Lambert's first #1 debut and makes history for another reason - Lambert is the first ever openly gay male with an album at the top of the charts.

Adam's first album debuted in the #3 position in 2009. Additionally, "Trespassing" debuts at #1 on the SoundScan Chart and Digital Albums Chart in Canada.

"Trespassing", which was released on RCA Records/19 Recordings on May 15th, was executive produced by Lambert and has been met w...

Adam Lambert To Join Queen For Two London Shows

4/9/2012 10:42pm EDT
Adam Lambert
Queen stars Roger Taylor and Brian May have lined up two London dates with American Idol star Adam Lambert for fans who were hoping to see the new band live at the newly-canceled Sonisphere Festival.

The Queen stars recruited Lambert to belt out Freddie Mercury's hits at the British summer festival, but when it was scrapped last month, the duo scrambled to find a fitting London venue to stage an alternative.

Now drummer Taylor has revealed he'll be playing two concerts at the Hammersmith Odeon with May and Lambert in early July.

The duo performed Queen songs with the American star during...

Josh Hutcherson Lands Next Mega Star Honor At 2012 NewNowNext Awards

4/6/2012 8:59am EDT
Josh Hutcherson
Josh Hutcherson has been tipped as Hollywood's next big star after winning the top prize at the NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

The Hunger Games actor landed the Next Mega Star accolade at the glitzy ceremony, seeing off competition from Elizabeth Olsen, New Girl's Lizzy Caplan, Parenthood star Michael B. Jordan and actress Emily VanCamp.

The show, hosted by reality TV star Kelly Osbourne, also feted Glee star Naya Rivera (the Cause Your Hot prize), upcoming blockbuster The Avengers (Next Must-See Movie) and British singer/songwriter Neon Hitch (Brink of Fame, Music ...

Adam Lambert's 'Pre-Idol' Album Lawsuit Dropped

3/1/2012 8:49am EST
Adam Lambert
Pop rocker Adam Lambert has settled a legal battle with a music publishing company over an album he recorded before shooting to fame on American Idol.

The flamboyant star was sued by bosses at Colwel Platinum Entertainment last November over claims he worked with the company and signed a publishing agreement before he found fame on the TV talent show.

The lawsuit was filed after Lambert's representatives demanded an album the star recorded before his Idol run be removed from sale on

The lawsuit has now been dropped and Lambert has agreed to let the record, Beg For Mercy, b...

Adam Lambert To Join Queen On Tour

2/3/2012 8:30am EST
Adam Lambert
Adam Lambert has confirmed he is set to join Queen as the band's new frontman for a tour this summer.

The star was joined by original group members Brian May and Roger Taylor during his final performance on 2009's American Idol, and the trio teamed up once more at the MTV European Music Awards in November .

The collaborations led to speculation that Lambert would be stepping in to take the place of late singer Freddie Mercury in an upcoming trek, and Taylor fuelled the reports, saying in December, "He has grown into a really great performer with an astonishing voice... We would like to ...

Adam Lambert Appeals For Charity Birthday Donations

1/31/2012 8:28am EST
Adam Lambert
Glam rocker Adam Lambert is showing off his giving side for his 30th birthday by asking fans to donate to charity instead of sending him presents.

The former American Idol contestant reached the milestone age on Sunday, and, like last year, he wants to use the occasion to help the needy.

Lambert has urged his devotees to pledge money to Charity: Water, an organization which brings safe drinking water to developing countries, rather than shower him with gifts.

In a message posted on the charity's website, he writes, "Last year for my 'golden birthday', you gave me the best birthday pre...

Kim Kardashian Donates $50,000 To The Trevor Project

1/25/2012 1:16pm EST
Kim Kardashian
Reality TV personality Kim Kardashian has shown off her generous side by donating $50,000 to charity.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has handed over the sum to bosses at the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention organization for troubled lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teens.

Kardashian raised the money by manning phones on the trading floor of BGC Partners in New York at a 9/11 fundraiser last year.

In a post on her blog about the event, she wrote, "The firm lost more than 600 employees in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 and on the 10th anniversary ...

Adam Lambert Says His Christmas Arrest Was A 'Wake-Up Call'

1/20/2012 10:45am EST
Adam Lambert
Rocker Adam Lambert has addressed his Christmas bust-up with boyfriend Sauli Koskinen for the first time on TV, insisting their behavior was "childish".

The singer and his partner were arrested in Helsinki, Finland on December 22nd following a fight at a gay club. The couple was questioned by police and released hours later.

Lambert has since laughed off the incident via a series of posts, and on Thursday, he opened up further about the incident during an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' daytime program.

With his Finnish boyfriend in the audience, Lambert said, "Relationship...

2011 - The Year In Review, December

1/1/2012 8:00pm EST
2011 - The Year In Review
The holiday bells were peeling for newlyweds AJ Mclean, actress Judy Greer, reality TV star Jeff Probst and Yeah Yeah Yeahs rocker Karen O, while Sinead O'Connor married an addiction counselor in Las Vegas only to call off the union 16 days later. There were also splits for actress Debra Messing and Chaz Bono.

Britney Spears led the month's bride and grooms-to-be when she accepted former agent Jason Trawick's proposal on his 40th birthday, while Steven Tyler, John Legend, Matthew Mcconaughey, basketball legend Michael Jordan and Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood all popped the question to the...

Adam Lambert Insists There Was No Violence Involved During Finland Arrest

12/25/2011 11:45am EST
Adam Lambert
Singer Adam Lambert has cleared up reports of his arrest in Finland on Thursday, insisting there were "no punches thrown" during the argument which led to his detention.

The former American Idol star and his Finnish-born partner Sauli Koskinen were taken into custody by cops in Helsinki after becoming embroiled in a feud while partying at gay club Don't Tell Mama.

They were both questioned by police and released hours later, and Lambert later laughed off the incident in a quirky post to fans, in which he blamed alcohol and a lack of sleep for the fall out.

He wrote, "Jetlag+V...

Adam Lambert Released After Arrest

12/22/2011 11:24pm EST
Adam Lambert
Rocker Adam Lambert has reportedly been released from custody following his arrest in Finland for an alleged brawl with his boyfriend.

The former American Idol star was taken in by cops in the early hours of Thursday morning after becoming embroiled in a feud with his Finnish-born partner Sauli Koskinen at Helsinki gay club Don't Tell Mama.

The pair was reportedly sent off to separate prisons, but they have now been questioned and released as neither suffered any injuries, reports

Koskinen has already taken to his online blog to comment on the incident in his native tongue, repo...

Adam Lambert Arrested In Finland?

12/22/2011 8:12am EST
Adam Lambert
Singer Adam Lambert has been arrested in Finland amid allegations of a bust-up with his boyfriend, according to reports.

The former American Idol star is currently on vacation in the country with his Finnish-born partner Sauli Koskinen.

The pair was enjoying a night out at Helsinki gay club Don't Tell Mama when they were allegedly involved in a scuffle.

Police were reportedly called to the venue to break up the brawl, and officers then took Lambert and Koskinen to separate cells, according to

No further details were available as WENN went to press.

Adam Lambert In Talks To Become New Lead Singer Of Queen

12/8/2011 4:20pm EST
Adam Lambert
Queen stars Roger Taylor and Brian May are in talks with American Idol star Adam Lambert about becoming the rock supergroup's new frontman.

The rockers teamed up with Lambert for the 2009 American Idol finale and again at the MTV Europe Awards last month, where the trio performed a stirring medley rendition of Queen hits The Show Must Go On, We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions, and drummer Taylor admits he's a big fan of the gay star.

He tells, "He has grown into a really great performer with an astonishing voice with a range that's great. We would like to work with ...

Adam Lambert Sued Over 'American Idol'

11/6/2011 8:44pm EST
Adam Lambert
Former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert is facing legal action over allegations he violated the TV show's rules by auditioning while under a music publishing contract.

Executives at Colwel Platinum Entertainment filed a lawsuit against the star in California federal court last Tuesday alleging he worked with the company before he found fame on the talent show and signed a publishing agreement.

The lawsuit comes just weeks after company bosses attempted to release an album of Lambert's songs, titled "Beg For Mercy," which was recorded before he shot to fame on the small screen in 2009...
READ MORE Outs The Worst Dressed Gay Men

9/29/2011 11:00am EDT
Out Worst & Best Dressed
During Fashion Week, asked readers to rank its list of the 50 most notably dressed gay men as the "Best" or "Worst Dressed." From actors, designers, TV personalities, and athletes, nearly 3,000 people weighed in on whom they thought pulled it off, and who just needs to pull it off and try again.

In the race for "Worst Dressed" Boy George and Perez Hilton where neck-in-poorly-accessorized-neck for the top spot, with George edging it out by two votes at closing time.

Bruce Vilanch, our favorite Hollywood Square, proudly wore his t-shirt in the third place spot, and Antony Hegarty an...

'Project Runway' 9 Recap: Rock That Look

9/23/2011 11:08am EDT
Project Runway
On this week’s episode of "Project Runway," Heidi cryptically tells the designers that “image is everything.” This is the part that Bert hates, when everyone is left trying to put the clues together to figure out the challenge. If anyone guessed that the challenge would be a giant promotional push for someone or something, they’d have been right! But they could pretty much guess that every week and be right. (And now I’m contractually obligated to say, “GARNIER!”)

Yes, Garnier is featured pretty prominently throughout this episode, which I suppose is fitting considering that the designer...

Adam Levine Slams 'American Idol' For 'Masking' Gay Contestants

8/15/2011 4:00pm EDT
Adame Levine on Out magazine
In the September issue of OUT, Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine talks frankly about the way his family responded to his younger brother when he came out.

"I can single-handedly dispel any ideas that sexuality is acquired. Trust me, you’re born with it. My brother is gay, and we knew when he was two," he explained. "We all really wanted to provide some cushion for him and constantly let him know that it’s OK."

The musician, a coach on NBC’s wildly-successful "The Voice," was scathing of families who try to change a gay child. "A lot of people don’t want their kid to be gay and will fight it al...

Adam Lambert Talks About Growing Up Gay, His Career & More In 'Behind The Music' (Video)

8/3/2011 1:00pm EDT
Adam Lambert
"Behind The Music: Adam Lambert" airs Sunday, Aug. 7, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on VH1. The "American Idol" runner-up talks about his careeer, what it was like growing up different from the other kids, and his male-on-male kiss at the 2009 American Music Awards.

Check out some quotes from the show:

“I think I’m a result of all the things I love about music. I love rock and roll. I love that bombastic approach to vocals and sexuality. And I love the production style of electronic music. I love all that. I like artists that take risks and that don’t want to blend in. That’s the kind of person th...

Avril Lavigne & Sean Kingston To Be Mentors In Another New Singing Competition

8/1/2011 8:36am EDT
Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne and hip hop singer Sean Kingston have signed up to become musical mentors on a new reality TV series.

Kingston and Lavigne will join forces for Hub TV's talent search show "Majors & Minors" and guide contestants on their journeys towards stardom.

The series, developed by songwriter Evan Bogart, the mastermind behind Rihanna's popular song "SOS" and Beyonce's "Halo," will feature aspiring young singers competing for a record deal and a U.S. tour.

Other stars set to mentor with Kingston and Lavigne include Leona Lewis, Brandy, Colbie Caillat, "Cooler Than Me" singer Mike Posn...

'American Idol' Recap: Was This The Most Boring Finale Ever?

5/25/2011 9:35am EDT
Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery
The most boring finalists ever. That seemed to be the conventional wisdom going into the evening. That, despite a strong start, this season of ‘Idol’ was destined to fall into oblivion with two dull finalists that wouldn’t be able to deliver the finale this Renaissance season deserved.

Yes, that might be true. It may have been more interesting to see James square off against Pia or Jacob take on Haley, but that doesn’t necessarily mean this is the most boring collection of contestants ever, does it?

Here’s a ranking of finale pairings from least boring to most boring:

9 (Least Boring): S...

Celebrity Feuds: James Durbin & Adam Lambert, Donald Trump & Zach Galifianakis, And More

5/18/2011 1:00pm EDT
James Durbin and Adam Lambert
Once again we have some juicy celebrity feuds, but this week we have no cat fights! First up we have a war of words between American Idol cast-offs Adam Lambert and James Durbin.

"I think he’s got talent and passion 100 percent," Lambert told the Hollywood Reporter about Durbin, "but I feel like he’s trying way too hard. Also, his niche is so limited with the metal. When he did that 'Heavy Metal' [Sammy Hagar] song, James was note-perfect. He was on pitch, which is usually kind of an issue, and I think he sounded really good, but it felt like a copycat. I didn’t feel like I was seeing an...

Ellen DeGeneres Tops Anderson Cooper On Out Magazine's Power 50 List

4/28/2011 10:30am EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
Comedienne and chat show host Ellen Degeneres, newsman Anderson Cooper and Walt Disney boss Rich Ross have been named among the 10 Most Influential Gays and Lesbians in America in a new magazine poll.

DeGeneres comes in second behind Apple boss Tim Cook on Out magazine's 2011 Power 50 List. Cooper is third and Ross is 10th.

Designers Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, film producer Scott Rudin, Glee creator Ryan Murphy, blogger Perez Hilton, music mogul David Geffen and actor Neil Patrick Harris make the top 20.

Jodie Foster, singer Adam Lambert, Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black and The Kids Ar...

Adam Lambert Grows A Mustache & Goatee

4/21/2011 8:26am EDT
Adam Lambert
A somewhat hairier Adam Lambert attended the opening night of the Broadway musical production of "Sister Act" in New York City yesterday. What do you think of his new look?

Adam made gossip tongues wags earlier this month for allegedly being kicked out of Lady Gaga's 25th birthday party.

The former "American Idol" star was reportedly so intoxicated he caused some damage at a restaurant in Los Angeles.

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Adam Lambert Was Out Of Control At Lady Gaga's Birthday Party (Video)

4/2/2011 12:01pm EDT
Adam Lambert
Adam Lambert was banned by ABC for kissing a boy, and he was just booted from a birthday party.

You know your partying is out of control when Lady Gaga kicks you out of a bash. It all went down at L.A.'s La Cita restaurant, the place where Gaga held her 25th birthday party.

The former "American Idol" star, who wasn't even invited, was reportedly very intoxicated. One witness told Us Magazine, "He acted like an animal. He kept jumping on the tables and chairs and screaming. When they brought the cake out, he tried to smear it in Gaga's face and put a doll from the cake in her mouth.


Spotted: Adam Lambert & His Boyfriend Looking Really Happy

3/30/2011 2:00pm EDT
Adam Lambert
We spotted Adam Lambert taking his boyfriend Sauli Koskinen out to celebrate his birthday in Los Angeles last night.

The singer took his beau to Mr. Black's to mark his 26th birthday. The two later went to Bardot Nightclub. The couple has been together for a few months.

Earlier this week Adam attended Lady Gaga's birthday concert in LA. Doesn't the couple look really happy?

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'American Idol' Recap: The Best Show Of The Season, Dawg!

3/17/2011 10:09am EDT
Thia Megia performs on AMERICAN IDOL
And now I’m ready to ease up on this season.

Last night we got one of those vintage ‘Idol’ nights that remind us why this show became so popular in the first place. Solid performances of some of our favorite songs by kids that actually have a ton of talent.

Sure there were a few clunkers, but these were sandwiched in between the kind of transcendent performances that finally give ‘Idol’ fans the ability to scoff at people who scoff at them when they say the watch ‘Idol’. Because those who turn their nose up missed the opportunity to see Pia, Jacob, Stefano and others absolutely slay some ...

Adam Lambert Returns to the 'American Idol' Stage Thurs. March 10th; 'Glam Nation Live' CD/DVD Out March 22

3/4/2011 8:05pm EST
Adam Lambert
American Idol Season 8 runner-up, global superstar and Grammy nominee, Adam Lambert will be returning to the American Idol stage on Thursday, March 10th to perform an acoustic version of "Aftermath". American Idol airs on FOX from 8:00-9:00pm live ET/tape-delayed PT.

Immediately following Lambert's performance on American Idol, a remix of Aftermath" (remixed by Billboard) will be made available on with part of the proceeds going to support The Trevor Project .

Says Lambert, "Billboard turns the song into a fresh new dance pop anthem to blast on the radio and in the clubs!...

Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Ciara & More Were all out for Clive Davis' Annual Pre-Grammy Awards Bash (Pics!)

2/13/2011 3:37pm EST
Katy Miley Ciara
The stars were out in full-force Saturday night at music mogul Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Gala & Salute to Industry Icons. This year's event honored Davis' fellow music mogul David Geffen and was held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

Several guests even performed during the party - Jennifer Hudson and Barry Manilow performed a duet together; and R. Kelly played a short set. And Mary J. Blige, Leona Lewis, Cee Lo Green and Rod Stewart also joined the festivities and sang some of their hits.

But Whitney Houston's performance was the big highlight of the evening as she took th...