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Out? 'I’ve Never Been In:' Lambert

(Newser) - Adam Lambert finds it “funny” that people are talking about him “coming out” in the new Rolling Stone. “I’ve never been in,” he tells Access Hollywood. Lambert says he didn’t discuss his sexuality during American Idol because he wanted people to focus on his... More »

Idol Runner-Up Comes Out

Signs record deal, too

(Newser) - American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert finally came out to Rolling Stone, Us reports. “I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I'm gay,” says Lambert in the June issue, out tomorrow. “I'm proud of my sexuality. I embrace it. It's just another... More »

Is Lambert Gay? 'Keep Speculating,' He Says

(Newser) - Don't look to Adam Lambert to put to rest the guessing game about his sexual preferences. At least not yet. "Calm down," said the American Idol runner-up. "Keep speculating." Asked if he'll address the matter at some point, he responded, "Maybe," reports People. In... More »

Idol Loser's Fans Say AT&T Tainted Voting

Runner-up's fans cry foul on discovering Allen voters got phone company freebies

(Newser) - Furious fans of American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert are accusing AT&T of stuffing the virtual ballot box with votes for Kris Allen, the New York Times reports. Company reps allegedly attended Arkansas parties for native son Allen, providing phones that were for free text-messaging services and instructions on how... More »

Songs You Can't Escape This Summer

Unless you go everywhere wearing headphones, of course

(Newser) - Just because everyone has an iPod these days doesn’t mean you can escape the inevitable “summer jams,” writes Maura Johnston on Gawker. She selects the “seven tracks you will likely be subjected to should you decide to spend headphone-free time” anywhere:
  • No Boundaries, Kris Allen: “
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Clay: Idol's Lambert 'Frightening'

Former runner-up trashes Idol , contestants in blog

(Newser) - Former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken finds this year’s runner-up, Adam Lambert, “slightly frightening.” Aiken trashed Idol in a post on his blog yesterday, Gawker reports, and Lambert did not escape unscathed. Aiken says he watches Idol only once a season, and “this year, I happened... More »

Allen's Idol Win Another Triumph for Religious Right

(Newser) - Last night’s American Idol was more than just a reality-show finale: It was a symbolic victory of the religious right over the liberal left; red states over blue states. At least according to two bloggers. “For a theory about how Kris Allen pulled an upset over the wildly... More »

Kris Allen Wins Idol

(Newser) - And the winner is ... Kris Allen. The 23-year-old native of Conway, Ark., is the new American Idol. Allen, a married college student, defeated judges' darling Adam Lambert, reports AP. Host Ryan Seacrest said a record 100 million votes were cast after last night's singing showdown between the two. Allen receives... More »

Bodyguard Sues Brit

Plus, Winehouse hospitalized yet again, and more

(Newser) - Britney Spears’ legal battles continue—but this time it’s the pop princess who’s getting sued, by her former bodyguard, Us reports. Kerry Vine, who says he was hurt while working at Spears’ former home, is suing her for personal injury, battery, and negligence. Elsewhere:
  • Amy Winehouse was hospitalized—
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Predictions for 'Too Close to Call' Idol Finale

(Newser) - Tonight’s American Idol showdown between glitzy Adam Lambert and down-home Kris Allen is too close to call, Rolling Stone reports. With both contenders performing ably at last night’s performance show—and a “Glamb-Slide” thus averted—it’s up to the viewers, whose wishes will be televised tonight.... More »

Idol Down to Final 2

Gokey given his walking papers after some desperate dancing

(Newser) - Adam Lambert and Kris Allen are the last American Idol contestants left standing after Danny Gokey got the boot yesterday, E! Online reports. Gokey, long considered a frontrunner to take the crown, got the fewest viewer votes for his performance Tuesday of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Dance Little Sister"—... More »

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