Adam Lambert on E!
American Idol Runner-Up Adam Lambert on E! Exposé
Get ready for Adam Lambert to expose himself on the show E! True Hollywood Story, premiering Nov. 21 on E! Entertainment Television.
The good folks over at E! have done a great job with their in-depth exposé on the self-described “bad boy,” who created shockwaves when he was named American Idol’s runner-up. But nobody does a better job at uncovering the real Adam Lambert than Adam Lambert himself.
The unabashedly honest singer says, “My fans have been really supportive of my choice to be open and upfront about my sexuality and my lifestyle. I have come from the belief that hiding something from people and manipulating what they think of you is far more offensive and disrespectful than just being upfront and being who you are.”
Lambert declares, “That’s why I’m here. I’m an entertainer. To provoke conversation and opinion is part of what I do.”
Adam’s life hasn’t always been filled with controversy. He was once a cutie-pie, freckle faced, red-headed kid who played Linus in his school’s production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.
But somewhere along his life’s journey he began to push the boundaries that would transform him. Nowadays he can be considered a sex symbol who has reinvented glam-rock.
We’ve spotted Lambert around West Hollywood often strutting like a proud peacock, confident but without arrogance. He happily posed for pictures with fans of all persuasions, and signed autographs. Surprisingly outgoing and friendly, he even stops to chat with those he finds interesting.
No wonder Lambert’s legions of fans are growing. They have made the beloved American Idol contestant a true rock sensation, and for them, he says he was happy to share his journey to stardom on E! True Hollywood Story.
Also part of the E! show are Lambert’s mother Leila, father Eber, brother Neil, and lots of close friends and music experts. Family members share intimate anecdotes from Adam’s childhood in North San Diego County.
“I’m very fortunate to have parents that recognized that I was different and recognized how I was special. They didn’t ever try to box me in,” says Lambert.
The singer also reveals wild stories from his days performing in various musical theater gigs on cruise ships and throughout Europe.
He explains, “I was exploring my sexuality a lot more aggressively. I was living a rock star lifestyle. I tried a lot of things. It was a big eye-opener for me.”
Another revelation for Lambert was his experience attending the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert that landed him a place at the American Idol auditions in San Francisco.
Idol judge Randy Jackson recalls the day when he heard Lambert’s audition, saying, “I was like ‘Oh my God, I’ve been looking for this guy. Where has this guy been?”
It was a shock for so many when Adam lost to Kris Allen in the final vote of the popular singing competition. And E! explores Lambert’s reaction, then and now, to being American Idol’s runner-up.
Also chronicled in the one-hour program are the emotional and controversial milestones in Lambert’s personal life. From how he told his parents that he was gay, to the release of potentially damaging photos of him kissing an ex-boyfriend during the height of the American Idol craze.
He also talks about his Rolling Stone magazine cover story, and his highly criticized American Music Awards performance.
The E! True Hollywood Story has lots of wonderful photos and videos, new stories, revelations and straight talk from an extremely candid Adam Lambert. A must-see for fans of the true rock star.