The season eight “Idol” alum is using a special occasion — his birthday — to raise funds for global cultural diversity
Adam Lambert is turning 31 years old on Tuesday, and the birthday boy has donated his special day to the We Are Family Foundation. He is encouraging fans to donate $31 to the foundation, a non-profit that promotes cultural diversity around the globe.
In exchange for a donation, WAFF will send instructions on how one could record a ten second birthday greeting for the American Idol season eight alum. Those who donate less than $31 will still be able to wish him a “Happy Birthday” by signing the “world’s biggest” birthday card.
As of Sunday night, donations have already surpassed $16,000, the foundation wrote on Twitter.
Lambert will be honored this Thursday as the recipient of the Unity Award at the We Are Family 2012 Celebration Gala, hosted by Rosie Perez and Toure at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. He will perform a show with Nile Rodgers. Additional guests include Taylor Dayne, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Sam Sparrow, Russell Peters and Kathy Sledge.
Adam Lambert never has been shy about expressing himself, but he admitted Thursday that he was a little surprised his Les Miserables Twitter review had “gone viral.”
His initial comments, in which he opined that the film was “Visually impressive [with] great emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers,” drew so much attention that even one of the film’s stars, Russell Crowe, addressed Lambert’s concerns.
“I don’t disagree with Adam, sure it could have been sweetened,” tweeted Crowe, who played Javert in the movie. “[Director] Tom Hooper wanted it raw and real, that’s how it is.”
The 30-year-old American Idol season-eight alum took to Twitter once more to clarify his position in the continuing discussion.
“U can spend a whole year praising artists for inspiring work, but one critique gets all the attention. Funny,” he wrote Wednesday. “Those raw and real moments when characters broke down or were expressing the ugliness of the human condition were superb. However… My personal opinion: there were times when the vocals weren’t able to convey the power, beauty and grace that the score ALSO calls for.”
Lambert, who last year released his No. 1 album, Trespassing, has a background in theater, having performed in a production of Wicked before his time on the reality singing competition.
In his original Twitter postings, Lambert offered praise for several performers, including Anne Hathaway’s portrayal of Fantine, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen as the Thenardiers, Aaron Tveit as Enjolras and Samantha Barks as Eponine.
“I guess I’m a purist for the original LIVE broadway recording when the actors sang the f— outta those songs. JUST an opinion… I should prob stop fanning the flames on this one..but i love a good debate- couldnt help myself. One last thing though: Anne Hathaway was so good- had me tearing up. Oscar worthy performance for sure! Ok. #donediscussinglesmiz.”
Join Ustream on Friday November 30th at 3 a.m. ET for the highly anticipated live broadcast of the 2012 MNET Music Awards red carpet and full award show!
The MAMA’s will feature performances live on Ustream by Adam Lambert and B.o.B. Other stars attending include: Girls’ Generation, 2NE1, Super Junior and BEAST, PSY, BIGBANG, 2PM, Jackie Chan, Jung Woo-sung, Song Seung-heon, Song Joong-ki, actresses Yoon Eun-hye and Han Chae-young
Watch the full Ustream broadcast of the red carpet and awards show live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gyao-live.
The special Halloween episode of “Pretty Little Liars” featuring musical guest Adam Lambert is still two weeks away, but there is good news for fans. A new sneak peek has surfaced online and it shows the PLL girls getting down to Adam’s performance of “Cuckoo.” Word is that the episode will include Adam performing two songs from his sophomore album – his new single “Trespassing” and “Cuckoo.”
Adam looks pretty snazzy on the show, in which he is dressed as a “Glampire.” Take a look at the sneak peek clip at the video link below.
In addition, this is Adam’s first acting experience on a television show. His acting scene with Lucy Hale has also hit the Internet and you can see it at this YouTube link. Adam’s acting debut and performance on “Pretty Little Liars” is a good opportunity for him to reach a young demographic that may not already be familiar with him since the show’s target demographic is female teens. Of course, it will also be exciting for his existing fans, who have been patiently waiting for the show ever since his appearance was announced months ago.
Although the clips are great, how excited are you to see Adam’s whole spot on “Pretty Little Liars”? Remember to tune in to this special Halloween episode on ABC Family on October 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Watch the video and previews at the SOURCE!
“A” is coming to town! (OK, not really…)
Pretty Little Liars fans, get ready to rock. Literally. Rosewood is set to welcome Adam Lambert into town later this season. Feel free to file this under awesome casting news.
So when can you expect to see the fan-favorite American Idol alum turn up on the ABC Family hit? And who will he be playing? And how did his guest appearance come to be? We’ve got all the details.
ABC Family confirms to us that Lambert will be appearing on the show’s Halloween episode, which will air in October.
“When we heard Adam was a fan of the show we knew that he would be a perfect fit for our Halloween episode,” executive producer I. Marlene King exclusively tells us. “He’s oh so Rosewood!”
The singer, who will be playing himself, will cross path with our Liars when he performs at a pumpkin-themed party they are attending.
Lambert shared the news with his fans via his Twitter account, posting, “Yup— imma be a Pretty Little Liar!”
Shay Mitchell, one of the show’s stars, tweeted Lambert, saying, “Welcome to Rosewood!”
Oh, and we hear people are kind of fans of his (totally awesome) music—his latest album Trespassing is in stores now—so this next nugget of news should really get your excited: Lambert will be performing two songs on the show.