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Adam Lambert 'Pleads the Fifth' with Andy Cohen!

Adam Lambert 'Pleads the Fifth' with Andy Cohen!

Adam Lambert hits the stage to perform at the 15th Annual WPLJ Summer Blast-Off at Jenkinsons On The Boardwalk on Friday (May 25) in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.

The 30-year-old singer made an appearance on Andy Cohen‘s Bravo talk show Watch What Happens Live this week and played the “Plead the Fifth” game.

Adam revealed that he thinks Randy Jackson was the weakest judge on American Idol until recently, Ke$ha tastes like toothpaste, and what he really thinks of Clay Aiken.

When Andy asked Adam to say three nice things about Clay, Adam said “can’t think of any. I just can’t think of any nice things.”

Adam Lambert ‘Pleads the Fifth’ with Andy Cohen

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  • c

    He’s awesome

    thanks for the pics jj! i hope he comes to europe soon

  • allyr

    Two weeks ago on Face The Nation, a huge national political show, Clay Aiken spontaneously professed to being “middle America friendly” and compared himself to Ellen…then compared Adam Lambert to Malcolm X and called him a “turd stirrer”. Stay classy Clay. I guess it’s hard to be decent when your new album only charted to # 124 on Billboard. Trespassing debuted #1 go Adam!

  • allyr


    LOL the censorship. The word I typed is “tur d stirrer”

  • Britte

    I agree w/ Adam on both questions (he is so diplomatic and full of class). Clay just shoots himself in the foot over and over again. Nobody is doing it to him, he’s determinedly self-destructive.

  • Craykiin

    LOL!!!! I can’t stand Cray Aiken!! Craykin’s 15 minutes were up years ago. All his CD’s have tanked. Bye, bye Craykin!

  • Mari

    I love Adam so much! He’s new album is amazing.

  • sillyme

    I wouldn’t be so quick to criticize Clay’s sales. Adam will be in his place a few years from now.

  • GetReal

    Don’t forget all the nasty remarks Clay made about Adam during Season 8. “Makes my ears bleed”, etc. Sour grapes, because a few days before that, he showed up at the AI studios unannounced, saying he wanted to do a “duet” with Adam. They shooed him away. I would imagine that Adam wouldn’t have any nice things to say about him. Neither do I, and I used to like Clay.

  • http://Milkyway2580 Milkyway

    I will be still in love with Adam Lambert in few years time and will buy his music.! Here we go, he has at least one guarantee life-time fan.

  • Judy


    Do you even read the articles???? Clay did not compare AL to MalcolmX. You just make and twist things up. He was saying you need the
    MalcolmX’s of the world to make the Martin Luther Kings of the world more effective. Had nothing to do with Adam. Seriously! You make this crap up to spread your hate, with wrong facts.

  • Jason

    @sillyme: Doubt it. Adam is an International Star. Clay is a little B from NC who doesn’t know when to shut up. I see you on here all the time bad mouthing Adam. Jealous much?

  • Reading Comprehension 101


    Wow, Judy, @your comprehension skills. I guess you didn’t do well on those analogy type acheivement tests did you?

    Lame is to weak as strong is to powerful

    I’m taking it is that Clay meant that Adam = turd-stirring Malcolm X and Clay = classy and effective MLK.

    Even a 3rd grader could figure it out.

  • Reading Comprehension 101


    Your name fits you very well.

  • Fred Flintridge

    Too bad you guys don’t read. You take a part of a comment and run with it. Clay did NOT diss Adam on Face The Nation…if you read what he said you would know that.

    If, as some of you say, Adam is a better person, he would not have said what he did with Andy Cohen.

    I for one, am tired of this silly “feud”. I am sure that neither artist wants to be compared to the other. They are very different….both talented in their own way…come on…lets stop the nonsense.

  • sKae

    Bull-sh-t. Watched that Face the Nation. You are making this crap up.

    Plus, is this even entertainment news or just something to get more PR for Lamebert?

  • Marine22

    Well, just to add a little more of the Face the Nation article … Clay said that he and Ellen and NPH were the ‘right’ kind of gays and that Adam and Rosie (O’D) were not. Sorry, but Clay has gotten in a few digs whenever Adam’s name comes up.

  • adamfan

    Adam is adorable. Clay is lacking in personality. I used to be a Clay fan but he is too vindictive for me. Bye Clay.

  • hallie

    Loved Adam’s response. Why should he pretend he has any respect for Clay? let’s be real

  • noplace

    Smart, witty and gorgeous! You go Adam. Your new album is fantastic!

  • noplace

    There are all shades of people. Mr.Aiken is not in my spectrum.

  • StupidFanFeud

    Oh yeah, Adam is a jailbird–having spent a night in jail for arguing in public. That’s real class. Let’s not forget how Adam dissed Susan Boyle and even went so far as to imitate her in an unpleasant way in a radio interview. That’s real class. Adam called his fans sweaty old women, that’s class, too.

    Seems to me the glamberts do a lot of pot-kettle talk. They just love to diss Clay. Maybe they think it will help Adam sell more CD’s? In all reality their comments are a turn-off.

    How many times has Adam spoken out for gay rights? How many times was he asked to be a guest speaker on national news shows for gay rights? Actually, would be nice if he would join the campaign. He represents nothing but himself and at that he is very good.

  • Megan

    Clay Aiken has more class in his little finger than Adam Lambert will ever have. Get over yourself Adam! No one cares about you.

  • michelle

    Oh for God’s sake. Get your facts straight, people. Clay never showed up at AI wanting to do a duet with Adam. It’s documented that he visited Michael Orland and took his baby for Michael to meet.

    And, in case you forget, he also apologized to Adam for his OPINION on one song that Adam sang. Just as Adam is entitled to his OPINION so is Clay. Never saw Adam apologize for his OPINION about Susan Boyle so I’d say that whole thing is a case of pot meet kettle.

    I won’t even go into the FTN commentary as one can’t argue with ignorance and hope to be understood.

  • jeff2683

    That was not on Face the Nation. It was a comment in an OutQ interview.
    Clay said that in order for change to occur you need activists who are like Malcome X – people who are in your face or “turd stirrers” and people like MLK. It was a compliment!
    It was in the context of people like Ellen or NPH, who people forget are gay, compared to people like Adam or Rosie.
    Also, Aiken apologized to Adam for his Ring of Fire comment in an open blog, in that apology he said that Lambert was very talented.

  • togo

    No way in Hell did Aiken compare Adam Lambert to Malcolm X. Malcolm X was a powerful civil rights activist with brains and courage. No one ever accused Adam Lambert of having any brains. PLEASE you dumb Cows, go back and read what Aiken actually said. That is, if you can read.

  • jeff2683

    @allyr: @GetReal:

    Michael Orland and Justin Guarini both, said that was not true. He was there with his son to visit Orland.

  • gym


    The 77,000 start for Trespassing is the smallest sum at No. 1 on the chart since the Aug. 20, 2011, tally, when Adele’s 21 sold 76,000 in its 12th nonconsecutive week atop the list. Trespassing has the smallest sales week for a No. 1 debut since Amos Lee’s Mission Bell started in the penthouse with 40,000 on the Feb. 12, 2011, chart.

    I actually think he was trying to compliment Adam but take it how you like.

  • Docb


    Yes, it was a compliment, but you have to understand history, Malcolm X, and the civil rights movement to understand it. Sometimes Clay Aiken talks way over the heads of the those who are not very politically astute.

  • Shanna


    That was on Sirious OutQ radio, you moron.

  • Shanna

    Clay Aiken wouldn’t bother with Lambert on Face The Nation which is a serious political discussion. Lambert is just a freakish pop star with nothing to add to the equality fight.

    Note to Jared: Adam didn’t take the fifth. He was asked if he wanted to and Adam said no he just had nothing nice to say.

  • Kate

    Clay is a gay marriage & gay rights activist who is very intelligent & well spoken. He was asked after the Amendment 1 passage to appear on Face the Nation, Piers Morgan, The Ed Show etc and showed he could hold his own against the likes of Tony Perkins & the O’Donnell guy from the Catholic League, both of whom are very anti gay anything. As far as his remarks on Andy Cohen, he is very quick & never at a loss for words. His comments were not negative toward Lambert, but comparing historically how rights have evolved.

  • pat

    Ummm, Jared, where’s my comment?

  • togo

    What is interesting is that the bloggers of all kinds understood what Clay said because none of them went off on Clay about “dissing” Lambert. Lambert’s fans are living up to their name as Sparkle Cows, because they are too dumb to understand what Clay actually said.

  • Anita

    @Fred Flintridge: Agreed! The whole thing is ridiculous!

  • Inthedark

    Reading comprehension is lacking in today’s society. It’s quite humorous to read some of the comments while knowing the facts. It seems that some folks take in information and run it through their confused filters and then spit it out on the web to see where it sticks.

    Lambert’s fans would be better served by recruiting folks to buy his latest offering instead of proving their ignorance on the web.

  • Chickanzee

    Clay’s second CD sold 3 times what Adam’s sold in it’s first week. Clay also has over 5 million in sales to date. That’s a very impressive accomplishment. If Adam had any class, he could have acknowledged that on Andy’s show. But he didn’t, so let’s just wait and see what Adam’s total sales are in 7 more years.

  • Beauty


    Not all of Clay’s CDs have tanked. His debut was #1 and sold over 600K 1st week! However, that was during a time when:

    1) He was fresh off Idol

    2) There was the Rubin / Clay rivalry among the viewers (Clay was the better singer so I’ll buy his CD to prove them wrong and/or “Ugh! The BLACK guy won?!?!)

    3) Clay was STILL in the closet.

    4) That was during a time when people still bought albums and his style of music was still somewhat appealing.

    Fast forward a decade, and nearly all of those factors have changed. And neither has Clay! He’s still singing oldie, but moldies and no one’s buying! He’s in a rut, or better yet a deep ditch, and doesn’t know how to get out of it like a trapped animal. The more he flails about lashing out at relevant artists, for no good reason, he only succeeds in digging himself deeper into the hole he’s made for himself! I’m sure it sucks to be him in today’s music market!

  • Anita

    @StupidFanFeud: Umm he has. Donated all proceeds from Aftermath to the Trevor Project, did a PSA for It Gets Better, him and his Mom won major award from PFLAG…the list goes on if you did just a little research…

  • Anita

    @Megan: Yeah, right.

  • Inthedark


    No Clay fan with half a brain would do any research on lambert. Get real.

  • Anita

    a>: @Shanna: Next time, do a little research. Adam Lambert’s done plenty for the equality fight as well as fighting against the bullying of LGBT youth. Google is your friend, use it.

  • Anita

    @Inthedark: Clay fan…and you call Glamberts idiots. Stay in the dark.

  • Inthedark


    See what I mean by running information through a confused filter? It baffles the mind, but keep trying.

  • gym


    Clay`first CD 2,800,000 his second CD 1,416,000 his third CD 530,00. These are just US numbers. Let me know when Lambert sells beats any of these numbers okay.

    Clay has been off AI for 10 years and during this time has managed to have a diverse career. Music , Broadway and TV. He is singing what makes him happy.

  • Inthedark

    As an afterthought then I’ll go away, I think Lambert didn’t plead the fifth because he didn’t know what it meant.

  • Beauty


    To compare sales, you have to compare the circumstances of those sales! I’ve already listed what those circumstances were!

    However, Adam Lambert was OUT from the START!!! He also KISSED A GUY on a MAJOR US AWARDS SHOW the day prior to his CD hit the market! He was photographed, numerous times, kissing his boyfriend by the paparazzi during and after his stint on American Idol. When his album dropped, it was during the heated Christmas season and he competed with the likes of Lady GaGa, Rhianna, Susan Boyle & Andrea Boccelli. And he STILL came in 3rd!!! And he did that with an album that was unconventional. It was a mixed genre album that didn’t sound like anything else on the charts at the time (and still doesn’t) and radio programmers didn’t know how to sell it. THAT was a MAJOR accomplishment in itself! And to come in at #1 during this socially, culturally and politically contentious time regarding homosexuality is a VERY BID DEAL!!!

    Let the circumstances of each artists’ offerings be equal, and you will sorely find out that Adam Lambert STILL comes out on top!

  • gym


    So what is his excuse for this CD as you seem to think he needs one. Just what does his kissing a guy have to do with anything?? Oh and if it dropped during the HEATED Christmas season I guess he should have sold more.

    Really your posts just is blah.. blah .. blah. Is it suppose to make any sense???

    I repeat.

    The 77,000 start for Trespassing is the smallest sum at No. 1 on the chart since the Aug. 20, 2011, tally, when Adele’s 21 sold 76,000 in its 12th nonconsecutive week atop the list. Trespassing has the smallest sales week for a No. 1 debut since Amos Lee’s Mission Bell started in the penthouse with 40,000 on the Feb. 12, 2011, chart.

    and he had no competition. Already fallen to #20 on ITunes USA and #39 on Canadian ITunes. Who knows he just might get a hit single and take off. The first single off this CD tanked.

  • Kate

    Beauty, don’t know your age, but here are some facts. lambert grew up in the most liberal, gay friendly area in the US & his family was supportive &his religion (don’t know what he is) had no problems with gays. Clay grew up in a conservative, homophobic southern area where anti gay sermons were the norm. They were still physically harming gay teens & men. I have no idea why kissing a guy on stage is some kind gay activist positive action? He did a PSA & his mom received an award? Good for them, but I don’t know what it has to do with anything being discussed here.

  • marion

    It’s amazing to me that people actually think Clay would be comparing Adam to Rosie if it was a bad thing. Rosie is Clay’s friend. If he wanted to insult Adam, he would be much more direct and not include a friend in the same breath.

  • marion

    @Shanna: Well, I wouldn’t go so far as to call him a popstar, freakish maybe.