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Adam Lambert Tells Rolling Stone: "I'm Gay"

Adam Lambert

After months of speculation about American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert's sexuality, the rocker tells Rolling Stone he is gay and even had a crush on winner Kris Allen.

"I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I'm gay," Lambert told the magazine. "I'm proud of my sexuality. I embrace it. It's just another part of me."

Though Lambert initially wanted to clear the air as soon as Idol ended, he said he waited ... read more

Idol's Adam Lambert Promises to Reveal "Everything" Soon

Adam Lambert

American Idol finalist Adam Lambert is ready for next week's issue of Rolling Stone to come out — perhaps so that he might do the same.

"At this point, I think everybody knows everything. But once the Rolling Stone article comes out, people will know..." read more

Idol Champ Kris Allen Officially Signs Record Deal

Kris Allen

Kris Allen officially has a record label to call home: The American Idol champ has inked a deal with Jive Records and 19 Recordings.

"As exciting as the last few months have been, I'm really looking forward to what is next," Allen said in a statement. "I'm very grateful to be working with ...
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Woman Pleads Guilty to Attacking Terri Seymour

Terri Seymour

A woman pleaded guilty to battery in an attack on Extra correspondent Terri Seymour last month.

Janice Thibodeaux entered the plea in Los Angeles Superior Court Friday morning, according to E! News. As a part of her plea, an additional count of misdemeanor assault was dropped.

Thibodeaux was put on probation for three years and ordered to complete an anger management program and be psychologically evaluated. She is due back in court on July 16 to reveal the results of her evaluation and show proof of enrollment in anger management.

Police arrested Thibodeaux last month, saying she attempted ... read more

Paula Cops to Publicly Negotiating New Idol Deal; Plus Her Take on the Voting "Snafu"

Paula Abdul on Late Show with David Letterman

Paula Abdul admits that any appearance of indifference about continuing with American Idol is largely a negotiating tactic, as she and the Fox hit ponder a new deal.

On Thursday's Late Show, David Letterman asked Abdul why she's planning to exit Idol now that her contract is up, calling such a decision a "mistake." Abdul countered ... read more

American Idol Kicks Off Season 9 Auditions

Kris Allen, American Idol

Look out, Kris Allen!

It may have been just a couple of weeks since America crowned American Idol's Season 8 winner, but would-be Season 9 champs can start trying out this month.

The reality juggernaut kicks off next season's auditions Sunday, June 14 in... read more

VIDEO: Idol's Danny Gokey Talks of Going Dancing, Pointless Duets and Finding Hope

Danny Gokey

Will Danny Gokey go from American Idol to Dancing with the Stars?

That has been the talk ever since the third-place finisher was asked about using the ABC reality competition to improve upon his footwork, which was at times dissed by Simon Cowell.

"This thing has blown up," Gokey says of the Dancing rumblings. That said, "I would do it," he shares in his video Q&A, "and I would be happy to do it."

In this on-camera sit-down, the 28-year-old from Milwaukee also talks about ... read more

Kris Allen Jams with Mike Huckabee

Kris Allen, Mike Huckabee

Forget Adam Lambert and Jamie Foxx. Kris Allen's first post-American Idol duet is with a former Republican presidential candidate: Mike Huckabee.

Allen, a Conway, Ark., native, teamed with Huckabee, the ex-governor of his home state, for a duet of The Beatles' "Yesterday" on Huckabee's Fox News Channel talk show, scheduled to air Saturday.

Huckabee, who often jams along with his musical guests, backed up the Season 8 champ on ...
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Woman Gets Jail Time for Cyber-Stalking Idol's Diana DeGarmo

Diana DeGarmo

An Australian woman has been sentenced to 26 months in jail for cyber-stalking former American Idol finalist Diana DeGarmo.

Tanya Maree Quattrocchi, 23, pleaded guilty to four charges of cyber-stalking earlier this month, the Associated Press reports. She admitted to hacking into DeGarmo's MySpace account and intercepting e-mails between ...
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Report: Idol's Adam Lambert Will Come Out to Rolling Stone

Adam Lambert

Yep, he's ... about to clear the air.

American Idol finalist Adam Lambert will let the "pink elephant" trumpet by coming out to Rolling Stone, the New York Post's Page Six reports.

Explaining Lambert's decision to come out now versus what seems like a small eternity ago, a well-placed source at the bible of rock 'n' roll tells Page Six ... read more

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