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Some Glamberts think Adam Lambert is integral part of mystery on ABC’s Flash Forward

September 26, 2009

Photo of Adam Lambert (Boston) for Wicked Glitter

I need to catch Flash Forward. I’ve heard great things about it and I’m a sucker for good sci-fi. It seems to be one of the most well-received new shows of the network’s fall schedules.

Leave it to the rabid Adam Lambert fans to try to make it all about, well, Adam Lambert. Because they can make ANYTHING about, uh, Adam Lambert. Hell, did you know that on Monday, President Obama is gonna announce Lambert as this nation’s first ever Secretary of Glam Fierceness? (Yeah. Tyra Banks is SUPER pissed upon discovering she was no longer under consideration for this key cabinet position in the Obama Administration.)

You see, because this song used Mad World in their previews over the summer and some shadowy figured dressed in black kind of resembles him, the Glamberts are convinced Adam Lambert might be this person and his alleged appearance on the show is meant to GAIN MORE VIEWERS.

***UPDATED WITH TRAILER – MAD WORLD COMES IN AT 1:53*** This is one of the most bizarre things I’ve ever seen! Thanks to our friend Ofra for finding this on youtube and bringing it to our attention. It’s the closing minute of yesterday’s premiere episode of the new TV show Flash Forward. Yep, the same show that used “Mad World” in its promos over the summer. Watch the very end of the video, and you tell me, does the mysterious figure look familiar? It’s a very fuzzy shot, but some people think it’s Adam. People commenting on youtube are split – some say it is him, some say it isn’t. I have to say, the more I replay the video, the more it does look like Adam to me.

I didn’t see the show yesterday, but it was rerun tonight, and I watched it. It’s a strange Lost-esque kind of sci-fi show revolving around the mystery of why everyone in the world blacks out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds and sees a glimpse into their future life during those moments. The mysterious Adam-figure is caught by surveillance cameras walking around during the exact time everyone else on the planet has blacked out.

So what is going on here? I don’t mean with the plot of the show, but with us thinking we see Adam. Do we have Adam so much on the brain that we see him when he really isn’t there? I’m reminded of those word puzzles where all the vowels are removed from words, and yet we can still read the words and know their meaning. When the mind sees a blank spot, it fills it in with what we expect to see. Is that what’s happening to us?

Or is it really Adam, filmed in his short scene by the TV producers in order to tease and tantalize us into watching more episodes of the show?

What do YOU think? The facial features are fuzzy, but the general shape of the head is Adam’s. The hair is Adam’s, and the coat looks like Adam’s long Mad World coat (remember the Mad World vocals in the promos – the puzzle pieces seem to fit!).

I think it’s Adam. I see some savvy TV people cashing in on Adam’s popularity to get ratings. Cast your vote below – yes, it’s him or not it’s not, and tell us why!

~~Jeanette, Glamb #5

You people are insane. Do you have any idea when the pilot for Flash Forward was probably shot? Most likely during the time Lambert was on Idol. When he was appearing on American Idol and under contract by FOX. Plus, why the hell would an anxiously-awaited, big-budget TV show (developed by the producers of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight) featuring a notable cast and surrounded by promising buzz need an AMERICAN IDOL CONTESTANT to bring in the viewers. Secondly, shut the hell up about Mad World.

No, really. Shut the hell up about Mad World. Yes, this preview used Lambert’s version of the song, however, this promo appeared on iTunes — not on ABC. It may have been easier to secure the licensing for a limited-use promo with a song licensed only by iTunes. While the Andrews/Jules version is also available on iTunes, licensing this version would have been much more difficult. (For instance, when you see any film trailer, does the music ever sound familiar? Probably. This is because studios often use another film’s score as a soundtrack for a film’s trailer because the film’s score has yet to be complete.)

Mad World is not an Adam Lambert song. Adam Lambert covered it on American Idol. Besides the perfunctory release on iTunes, Adam Lambert’s Mad World was not released as a single. Mad World is originally a Tears for Fears song. Adam’s version is not an original take on it. It’s a cover of the stripped-down, Michael Andrews and Gary Jules rendition, which a memorable part of the 2001 film, Donnie Darko. I thought this was widely known and understood by now, no?

Anyway, Many Glamberts are quivering in their glitter panties, speculating about Lambert’s involvement with Flash Forward and how it appears he is an INTEGRAL part of the show’s core mystery, of which there is ZERO evidence except for a guy with emo hair wearing a black trenchcoat. (I also would bet $50 that I could find some idiot talking about how this must mean Lambert is going to be cast in the third of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films.) Because Adam Lambert is the first guy to walk around with uber-styled hair in all black and a long black trench, right?

Holy Goosebumps! It’s a Adam, hold your breath moment! This is so freaky.
They totally copied Adam’s artistry & look! What a compliment, and everybody is calling my house, and asking me , if this could be Adam?? They all know I am a big Adam Lambert follower.
This is very spooky!

Seriously, people. The tour is barely over and you guys can’t handle waiting for his single and album, can you? Oh no. Of course not. I mean, because Adam Lambert is the most talented person in the world so there is no way all of the earth’s citizens can survive the cold, dark, long wait until November 24th [Lambert’s debut LP’s release date].


Guess what? I, too, can Flash Forward to the future with a prediction of my own — you people will STILL be batshit crazy.

291 Comments leave one →
  1. suziequeue permalink
    October 9, 2009 7:28 pm

    that is adam

    mad world promo was on ABC

    and Time For Miracles is going to be epic

  2. Carol permalink
    October 8, 2009 7:30 am

    I must admit that Flash Forward is NOT exactly my type of show, BUT, Id heard Adam’s MAD WORLD in the promo’s and couldn’t wait for the first episode. Unfortunately, I didn’t hear Adam. I guess we, as in fans, are so hungrey for the sight and sound of him, he just may BE, a shadow in the dark! Ha! Yes, I too, am looking forward to his CD/Video, whatever! Shoot fire, Id buy a new toothbrush if Adam’s pretty face was on it!

  3. Bubba57 permalink
    September 30, 2009 2:40 am

    Thank you! God..Thank you Top idol….There are adam fans out there who are not batshit crazy and are actually normal..but then you have fans who are basically the reincarnation of the Claymates…These people that keep bombarding news articles, polls, and shit and making it all about Adam..It happened with Clay and it basically ruined his career in music…Keep it up cause the same can happen to Adam.

    I will say that I find Adam really talented, but seriously Adam fans: cool your jets! If you want to support him right, just wait for his CD and buy it…If someone is going to trash Adam, deal with it! Not every single person on the planet is fucking head over heels in love with Adam..and stop saying that Adam is the next Elvis, MJ, or Freddie Mercury..Newsflash: Adam will never be them..he could never touch their iconic status..Nobody will.

  4. wino permalink
    September 29, 2009 5:06 pm

    Honestly, I dont understand the hoopla by AI fans regarding this song. The M. Andrews/G. Jules’ beautiful version was popular before Adam copied it on Idol. Jericho used it back in 2006 at the end of an episode (just finished watching season 1 on netflix) …so now another sci-fi world ending series uses it for their promos. With or without lambert, that song would most likely have been used by ABC/FF producers. Its quite fitting.

  5. Dawn permalink
    September 29, 2009 2:23 pm

    Yeah, I’m batshit crazy about Adam and am damned proud of it….that you find his fans interesting enough to write about makes my day…all that matters to me is the music, and his CD already premiered at #2 on Amazon in presales, it’s not even named yet….’nuff said!

  6. cracking up here permalink
    September 28, 2009 11:40 pm

    hahahahah – top idol getting butt fucked big time by the lambert fans… yessssssssssssss!! it’s about time someone took to task this bitch, and i hope the cowards on vftw and idletard are next… buncha dish it out, but can’t take it pussies and stank bitches… how that lambert ass taste now top idol – you pwned and butt sore beyotch!

    • TopIdol permalink
      September 28, 2009 11:50 pm

      Then why did you post this (under a different name) back on August 11th?

      this is a fucking family oriented tv show, not a rock concert, nor is it worthy of a dissertation…. it is low class, ill mannered and extremely inappropriate selfish behavior perpetrated by low class, ill mannered and selfish women who should have a clue. i am so sick of lambert’s fans and their excuses and attempts to justify this appalling behavior. in all my years of watching idol, and going to the tour shows, i have never seen a group of people so rude, delusional, petty, selfish.. i liked adam on the show, but since the show, and the crazy in his fans started coming out, it has changed my attitude toward him… i don’t hate him, i just cannot get past someone like him having such disgusting pigs for fans, and i refuse to be seen at a show, or linked with them in any way. stop the madness people, have a good time, but respect adam, respect the other audience members and the children who are in attendance.

      • deez permalink
        September 29, 2009 12:12 am

        pwned indeed.

      • on the edge permalink
        September 29, 2009 12:15 am

        Isn’t it obvious? They were able to reprogram her. You see, many of these Glamskankberts are merely coming here to retrieve their “lost” children and re-educate them at the Glamcamps. Good God, woman, have you never seen “The Stepford Wives?”*

        *the good one from the 70’s not the crappy Nicole Kidman remake

    • September 29, 2009 12:25 am

      how that lambert ass taste now

      Ewwwwww that frau likes eating shit

      • on the edge permalink
        September 29, 2009 12:59 am

        Oh, is L. Anne here? Darn, and I didn’t wear anything swanky.

        • September 29, 2009 1:23 am

          Not even a classy sash? Shame on you. Have you learnt nothing?

    • Trish permalink
      September 29, 2009 3:34 am

      OMG @ Cracking up, what you just said was disgusting and crude. While I might not agree with what many have said on here negative about Adam, what you just wrote cross the line. How could YOU not know that the author of this site wouldn’t know if you were here under another name? I just hate what you wrote, its so disgusting. Ewwwwww.

  7. rhymingrealtor permalink
    September 28, 2009 10:17 pm

    I am a glamb. I am a 49 year old woman who is crazy for Adam. I love the way he sings, the way he looks, the way he talks. I have pictures of him on my desktop at work, at home and he is the wallpaper on my computer screens and cell phone. I have over 225 pictures saved in my “Adam folder” on my desktop. I google Adam Lambert every day. I save articles that somewhat explain why I love him see here-
    I spent a weekend in the summer going to and waiting at the venue the Idols were playing at to get a glimpse of him – I did also see the concert, but the venue was so close I went before and after each showing and waited for hours. I loved every minute of it and all the people I met doing it.
    But here’s the thing.

    The first line of your blog -(You people are insane)-is correct. I am insane, crazy, nutty. However I know it. So I agree with you, we are one kooky bunch. I enjoyed your blog it and agree with your observations that everything Adam or possibly Adam sends us crazy. I was able to laugh at myself and my silliness for thinking the end of flash forward could have been him. That does’nt mean I have’nt watched it several more times, and I still get a thrill that there is a small possiblity it is him. I even have my 71 year old mother hooked on him. He is just delightfull I make no apologies.
    What I cannot believe is how upset some “Glambs” or “Glamberts” get from an article that makes fun of our silliness. We are silly- I love that at this age I enjoy being silly. I don’t take make self so seriously that I cannot read what you said and do anything but laugh at myself.
    Kudos to you also Diva Kalina.

    • on the edge permalink
      September 28, 2009 11:08 pm

      Thank you, thank you. Though I’m not a “Glambert” or Glamskank or any other kind of Glam I can relate a bit. I like him and Kris, but my favorite Idol is the guy that won last year…for those that may not remember it was David Cook (I don’t expect all to remember, just like I don’t expect everyone’s heard of him). I joined the fan boards, I bought 4 copies of “The Record” as we called it and went to see him twice. I also frequent VFTW, Idletard, and here. How can I do that, some may ask? Doesn’t that make me a “traitor” or not a “true fan?” Pfft…some would say I’m not a true fan because I’ve ONLY seen him twice, or I ONLY bought 4 copies of his album. I haven’t spent the night freezing outside the venue, I never waved a sign, never wore a handmade shirt (though I confess to buying one piece of official merch), never bought him a box of Cheez-Its and sure as hell NEVER believed I had a “chance” with him. Besides, I’m married (not that I don’t fantasize…but hey, husband subscribes to Playboy so he loses the argument). So I figure I already lose in Battle of the Tard All-Stars. Might as well come to sites like TopIdol and Idletard, laugh at myself, the absurdity of it all, and the fact that yes, some members of your fanbase (and mine) are indeed batshit crazy. Will Adam be the next great supastah? I don’t know. Will Cook? I don’t know. Will Ole Miss ever win a national championship? I don’t know (eh, honestly? Naaah…). Will the world indeed end in 2012? Once again, say it with me, with feeling…I DON’T KNOW. But what I do know? Is there’s no need in stressing over things I can’t control. And we can’t control ANY of the above. No, no matter how hard you try, a small concentration of Adam fans cannot MAKE him a supastah. You need Michael Jackson (or heck, Taylor Swift) numbers to do that. And you don’t have them.

      And don’t forget…many of y’all WILL drift, start watching Season Nine SWEARING it’s only to watch Ellen or the trainwrecks, and you will find someone. You WILL find a replacement, as hard as that is to hear. Or, hopefully (and I really do hope for y’all’s sakes), real life will take over, and you will remember what was truly important in your life. Your family, your children, your friends, your REAL life. Not the fantasy tv “heroes” 19E present to you every year.

      I want to leave you with one of my favorite lyrics…no, not from Adam. From Jimmy Buffett: “If we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane.” Laugh, y’all. Don’t take all of this so seriously, because it’s not. Laugh, or you WILL go insane…and I fear for some of you it’s too late.

      [/steps off of soapbox]

  8. Lori permalink
    September 28, 2009 8:32 pm

    I am a Glamb… and what you ALL are doing is absolutely hysterically funny to me! Seems as tho so many don’t have a life other than blogging/tearing down someone else’s opinion. What ever happened to tolerance for someone else’s view point? I, too, made a comment months ago on the Glamb site…. just an observation and it was trashed and dismissed as “treason” or something… oh well…. I just blew it off as another zealot in desperate need of attention. I absolutely love Adam and thought he was the best on the show by far, but that was my opinion and others obviously thought Kris was the best (go figure… hee-hee!), but when I dared to make a statement not in keeping with the slobberfest going on, I was ridiculed. Too bad because it took away my joy of reading some of the articles and notices and I don’t visit that site much anymore.

  9. blacklisted permalink
    September 28, 2009 8:19 pm

    Holy clusterfuck.

  10. wino permalink
    September 28, 2009 7:22 pm

    the most predictable fan base out there today….you poke fun at a cpl of OTT fans, and the entire Glambert nation gets their size 16 panties in a bunch. To the posters who want Top Idol to stop reading the fan sites if she doesn’t like what she’s seeing…aren’t you guys guilty of the same thing? seriously, this is just a fun, silly blog…if you get easily offended by such content, than you have bigger issues to deal with in your life. i hope you get help.

    • Trish permalink
      September 28, 2009 8:32 pm

      My Glitter panties are size 6 thank you. Get it right.

  11. Suann permalink
    September 28, 2009 7:10 pm

    I saw the promo of Flash Forward on ABC using Lambert’s version of Mad World. In fact, many times. What’s this about it only being on iTunes? Wrong!

  12. Suann permalink
    September 28, 2009 7:08 pm

    Oh how I wish I had a pair of glitter panties!!

  13. Flat Jason Castro permalink
    September 28, 2009 7:06 pm

    Nice article/blog TI! I’ll have to stop by this site more often. 🙂

  14. GLAMBERT(: permalink
    September 28, 2009 4:13 pm

    ok im a hugee adam fan and i def. admit that alot of glamberts (including myself) can sometimes go crazyy. and out of control. BUT theres no reason to hate on us. Why do you care what we do? Were just having fun supporting adam. Whether you join in on the fun is your choice, but please don’t try to stop us from having fun. And if you stop liking adam just because of his crazy fans, then you were obv. not an adam fan in the first place. Sure, maybe ppl r going a bit too far saying hes the next elvis, or hes gonna be bigger then the beatles. But so what? Were just having fun, and no matter what happens we’ll always support adam. I could care less if you write negative things about him. Thats your choice. Were not forcing anyone to like him or support him, were just doing our own thing and supporting other glambs/glambskanks/glamberts ect. So all those crazyy adam fans, seriously guys just calm down. Don’t even waste your time. They can write w.e they want. It only matters what the true fans think of him. Like adam says, try not to take things too seriously all the time. Smilee(:<3

  15. THE Diva Kalina permalink
    September 28, 2009 3:13 pm


    HELLO COUGS MCGOOS! Since my girl Libby and I recently became the “Bonnie and Clyde” of American Idol concerts and then Idol Tour Recaps, I have been purely SHOCKED by the antics of you Adam Cougs and Fantards.

    Where do I begin? In defense, first, of my GIRL (not boy, not tranny, not Adam Lambert, not hermaphrodite) my GIRL Top Idol : she is an extremely intelligent, well-written, well-spoken, free-wheeling, fun-loving indivual who offers up Idol news and up-dates so you sex-starved, puffy-paint nightmares can get your fix, SO THANK HER. RESPECT HER. LOVE HER. Appreciate her uncanny ability to smell your horrid, reaking bullshit from a mile away. She is certainly not getting rich ‘n famous over this.

    What defines a Glambert? One who has not had sex with her husband since Adam’s debut on American Idol? or is that a Glam? What’s an Adam Bomb? Is that a bitter divorcee who finally felt the urge to blow the dust off her pocket rocket after seeing Adam sing Cher? Regardless of what terrifying subcategory of Adam fan you fall under there are still some common thread between the sectors: You’ve all lost touch with reality and Adam still ain’t touchin’ YOU! Give yourself a break from expressing your love through the art of the blog, and make a trip to IdolTard’s page so you can truly get a glimpse of how you appear to the world around you. Treat it like “A Glambert Carol” and you can see the ghosts of your Christmas’ to come.

    Adam Lambert is famous now, he may get more famous from this point. He will be every where, he will do TV and movies, he will collaborate with other artists, he will record albums, he may even let a sex tape leak to the press – GET USED TO IT. I don’t think you need to saturate your Glam-panties at every move he makes. No one cries over you when you yell “Bingo” at the American Legion or blow your pay check on holiday sweaters at CJ Banks, or even when you dance horribly at weddings, so who cares if he’s on Flash Foward, or if his songs are? You hens need to find something vital and important in your personal life to cluck about.

    I love you Cougs. I want you to get well. I want you to be able to once again prioritize and once again take stock in your own lives, and not the life of that hot, talented homo. He loved me when I met him…he loved me because I was a drunk, down-to-earth equally hot homo. He was relieved to see someone that does not have a vagina, especially one that has been around through ten or more Presidents,that had some where-with-all to see him as a person, rather than the Holy Grail. I say to you now Cougs, yes Adam is a good singer, yes he is stunning, but he is not or never will be a part of your life. The decisions Adam Lambert and his team of handlers make for the future of his career are strictly for his financial benefit – not because he spoke to a higher power to which resulted on him being on your favorite ABC show…HE WILL NEVER REACH OUT AND TOUCH YOU my sweet Cougs, and why? Because he is in a West Hollywood trash bar touching Drake LaBry – his boyfriend. COMPOSE YOURSELF NOW COUGS – so your loved ones can get one moment of clarity from you before Season 9 starts. It is OK for you to love someone’s music, and it’s OK for you to find someone visually appealing – however, the lengths that some of you have gone to do not appeal to Adam Lambert, but rather Betty Ford. At some point you must ask yourself, what are we fighting for? In your mundane, day-to-day lives Adam Lambert is as ficticious as Edward Cullen. He exists only in your twisted psyche.

    Remember Cougs-McGoos – this is not to hurt you, only to make you stronger.


    Diva Kalina

    Yes I did make a fantard cry – but she was lucky to have one of Pittsburgh’s premiere gays sign her silly poster before Allison Irehata threw it in the trash.

    • deez permalink
      September 28, 2009 3:31 pm

      ” No one cries over you when you yell “Bingo” at the American Legion or blow your pay check on holiday sweaters at CJ Banks”

      L M A O!

      Diva, I LOVE you!!!!

    • Snotty permalink
      September 28, 2009 4:53 pm

      This is one of the most awesome things I’ve ever read. I curtsy to you, Diva Kalina.

    • Trish permalink
      September 28, 2009 8:31 pm


    • September 28, 2009 9:28 pm

      Diva, I want to touch you all over.

  16. September 28, 2009 2:48 pm

    I think all these comments and overreactions just prove that Glamberts are crazy. Your OTT behavior is going to be a big turn-off to the casual music fan, just like how Claymates did it.

    • deez permalink
      September 28, 2009 3:39 pm

      Oh…I found a Claymate comment to post, just to make Glamberts feel better:

      2009-09-28 16:49:19 ET
      Live Like We’re Dying is hideous! It sounds like the love child of No Boundaries and Macarena. No matter how cute and non-threatening the Training Bra Brigade finds Kris Allen to be, he will never ever have the gravitas of my sexy boyfriend, Clay Aiken. Never!!

    • Trish permalink
      September 28, 2009 8:29 pm

      The people TALKING about OTT fans are on here and saying just about as much. I think your OTT for stalking the OTT fans. The more you give Adam time, the more he gets talked about. Free publicity…….yeah baby.

      • deez permalink
        September 28, 2009 11:14 pm

        How is posting on a blog we read every day stalking? I think you may have this backwards.

        You may also want to consider the quality of publicity you are providing Adam, as opposed to the quantity.

        • Trish permalink
          September 29, 2009 3:27 am

          I don’t have to think. Nothing wrong with the quality of publicity I am providing Adam. Enough said.

        • Trish permalink
          September 30, 2009 2:22 am

          I can’t believe I am about to write this but damn I have been way over the top on some of the stuff I wrote. I have read all I wrote and I can’t believe that was me who wrote it. I will leave you regular posters to your site. I don’t care for the way I acted on here and I am now gone to read a good book and do something productive.

  17. Glamitup permalink
    September 28, 2009 1:43 pm

    I find it interesting that Adam is once again stirring up so many emotions and making people talk! Sounds like the makings of a superstar to me! The countdown is on! Hurry sweet November! Go Adam!

    • September 28, 2009 9:26 pm

      Swap Madam for Clay or Baldy or any other contestant and you have Tard Cliche # 20, trotted out every single season.

      • TopIdol permalink
        September 28, 2009 9:31 pm

        But what have I told you, Daddy?? Lambert is DIFFERENT.

        • September 28, 2009 11:03 pm

          Look here, beefsteak, behave yourself or I’ll give Chester your phone number.

  18. TheRubberDoll permalink
    September 28, 2009 1:34 pm

    WOW! You sure got a run for your money on Adam’s glittery coat tails. Good for you – you figured out how to get your lame blog out there! Are you done yet or do you need to hang on to those coat tails to massage your ego a little longer? I hope Adam sees this ridiculous blog….he probably could use a little comic relief!

    • yuppie permalink
      September 28, 2009 2:06 pm

      I think Adam would find this blog hilarious, and probably appreciates the humor of TopIdol way more than the batshit of his OTT fans.

      • deez permalink
        September 28, 2009 2:18 pm

        No. Never. Because anybody that knows Adam would realize THIS is exactly his cuppa tea.

        • Lori permalink
          September 28, 2009 8:52 pm

          thanks for posting that…. it was rather well done!

      • Kathy permalink
        September 28, 2009 9:24 pm

        Seriously who’s delusional if they think Adam would read this or any blog. Ha whatever. By the way I think you may be referring to the group called the Minions of the Dark Lord Screamanova which is a group of fans who titled this group as a complete tongue in cheek response to Aiken fans who called Adam- the Dark Lord Screamanova- which I think is an awesome title. LMAO

    • Claire permalink
      September 28, 2009 2:14 pm

      Seriously, he’d probably read these comments and wonder which one of these freaks was the one who gave him the inflatable kangaroo.

  19. Adamfanatic permalink
    September 28, 2009 1:28 pm

    I agree with Trish… Its ok to be funny and witty, just not nasty…

    Is it actually any of your business what people think or not think about Adam?
    Is it true that in your lonely existance, you have decided to pick on a little subject just to piss people off and acquire some ”self-importance”?

    Did your mother ever tell you ”If your not going to say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all?”

    Wishing that you gain some sense when you write your next article,

    • deez permalink
      September 28, 2009 2:12 pm

      ”If your not going to say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all?”

      But that wouldn’t be the point of a snark blog. (which is what this is) If you guys are so offended, stop continuing to provide the fodder. There are fansites for your sort of thing. TI is not going to turn her blog into an Adam fansite. This is a “fansite” for those of us who like to poke fun at contestants (generally Danny), OTT fans (yes Glamberts or offshoots thereof), even ourselves.

      It’s just harmless fun. Seriously do you not see that the ones who provide the most material to ridicule (ie Danny: Scream On, Harp music, the Pastor Rolex connection, the dead wife photo, hand-hearts) are the ones who get made fun of? You guys are a gold mine.

      *Cue the cliched retorts*

      • Trish permalink
        September 28, 2009 8:26 pm

        Your an idiot! You can be snarky, witty, have fun without personally attacking others. But then cowards ususally do hide behind their computer screens.

        • Trish permalink
          September 28, 2009 8:27 pm

          Opppssss I stooped to your level and actually called you a named. OMG! I am so NOT ashamed………

        • deez permalink
          September 28, 2009 8:36 pm

          *Cue the cliched retorts* 3…2…1…

          “Your an idiot!”

          ( Hint: When pointing out another person’s idiocy, it would be wise to proofread your own comment.)

        • September 28, 2009 10:59 pm

          Your>/b> an idiot!


      • Trish permalink
        September 29, 2009 3:21 am

        Thank you for the grammar lesson. IF that is the only thing you can bi*ch about then fine. It doesn’t bother me. Hide behind you little remarks. It just shows how unclassy you are.

        • deez permalink
          September 29, 2009 10:54 am

          Trish, your retorts are becoming exponentially more juvenile. At your current rate (with the Y value representing wittiness, and X representing the constant… or time of day), the curve should come dangerously close to zero at somewhere around 2 pm.

  20. Snotty permalink
    September 28, 2009 1:28 pm

    These comments are like the Glamtards’ Greatest Hits.

    1. Don’t judge me, I’m not like all the other insane OTT fans.

    2. Who are not insane and OTT, by the way.

    3. Your homophobic.

    4. You didn’t do your research, Glamfucks are different from Glamcows, etc.

    5. You must be a Kris fan.

    6. $200,000

    7. Amazon best-seller list

    6. Elvis

    7. Brian May

    • Snotty permalink
      September 28, 2009 1:36 pm

      Glamtards can’t count, by the way.

    • yuppie permalink
      September 28, 2009 2:04 pm

      You left out:

      8. You’re just jealous!

      9. Get a life!

      10. You’re just using Adam to get hits on your blog!

    • September 28, 2009 6:57 pm

      Don’t forget:
      11. Katy Perry

      • TopIdol permalink
        September 28, 2009 7:43 pm

        Can we add Lady GaGa to the list? I can’t stand her.

  21. mika permalink
    September 28, 2009 12:38 pm

    There are times I believe you just blog to hate on Adam’s fans. JFC, woman! Let it be! Just because a few misguided people think so doesn’t mean EVERY Adam fan thinks it’s him. :/ Hell, I don’t think it’s him. IDGAF if it’s him.

    • deez permalink
      September 28, 2009 1:17 pm

      Where did she say “every” ? She has made it perfectly clear (at least to those who can see the bigger picture) that she is NOT talking about fans in general. She has stressed that point over and over again.

  22. Nich permalink
    September 28, 2009 11:43 am

    I think this has been my favorite post ever here. Thank you Top Idol!

    BTW I hate any and all versions of MW. Ever since a really creep guy sang it to me in a karaoke bar. He was straight and hitting on me. Does this make me homophobic?

    • Trish permalink
      September 28, 2009 8:23 pm

      Does it? ONLY you can answer that.

  23. JRZGRL1 permalink
    September 28, 2009 11:37 am

    And finally, because now I’m going to leave – TopIdol is too easy to pick on, I refuse to have a battle of the wits with an unarmed person – I can hardly WAIT to see the first episode of Flash Forward which is currently sitting on my TiVO. Awesome. Thanks for the tip.

  24. JRZGRL1 permalink
    September 28, 2009 11:21 am

    Also – Topidol sounds a lot like the brand name of the beta blocker anti-hypertensive Toprol. Or a a hybrid of Toprol and dope. As in: beta blockers sometimes make people feel dopey.

  25. Bruce permalink
    September 28, 2009 9:13 am

    As I have met other “glambs”, I have observed that they are smart, passionate, and love to hear a good voice. We have not had an exceptional singer like Adam in years, so do not be critical and call us “insane”, when really you are in need of counseling. Get a life.

  26. kim permalink
    September 28, 2009 8:51 am

    Well, I am a huge Adam Lambert fan and I watched Flash Forward. Not because of anything to do with Adam, but because the show sounded pretty fresh and interesting. I thought the show was good and didn’t think anything about Adam, until now. After reading your article and looking at the clip again, it looks very similar to Adam. But, my question is why do you care what other people think? Adam’s fans are not hurting you or anyone else for that matter. If you don’t want to listen to his music, don’t. If you don’t want to read what people think about him don’t. Why are you being so nasty? Why write an article about it? To get some recognition by using Adam’s name?

    • Trish permalink
      September 28, 2009 8:21 pm

      That is EXACTLY why they wrote the article. And everyone fans or non fans are giving them what they want. I really don’t know it matters to non fan of Adams what their fans think, do, or write. It boggles my mind.

  27. frenchy permalink
    September 28, 2009 8:28 am

    Wouldn’t it be funny if we all ended up finding out it actually was Adam doing a walk on role to promote the show with the song he sang!!! All the nonbelievers would be like OMG! Ha! Ha! I wouldn’t put it past Adam to do something like this because he always likes to be original and do something interesting so I don’t know why the author would think we are crazy for thinking it is him. It is either him or an incredible stunt double!

  28. Amanda permalink
    September 28, 2009 7:53 am

    I think this is an unfair comment – many charities use celebrities to help raise funds and here you are criticising the people who donated because it happened to be their fave celeb this time. You say you work at raising money for charity – do you never use celebrities to help you? Is there never an incentive to help raise more – even just a chance to meet the person or see them in the flesh.

    Whether I’m an Adam fan or not I think it dreadful that you would condemn donators because they wish to support their fave celeb and his charity of the moment.

    • Trish permalink
      September 28, 2009 8:20 pm

      BRAVO FOR YOU AMANDA! I said the same thing above but not as well written as you did. It shouldn’t matter WHY people donated, it should matter that THEY did.

  29. asle permalink
    September 28, 2009 7:42 am

    u r way out of line! be diplomatic in ur thoughts next time please! for the love of goodness… can’t u just be nice.. u know & i know that adam lambert brings joy to many fans everywhere.. let things be.. let fans share their fantasies and their love 4 this kid of remarkable talent.. thank u!

  30. TOP IDOL is just....... permalink
    September 28, 2009 5:17 am


  31. yuppie permalink
    September 28, 2009 2:10 am

    This article and comments thread is one of the most entertaining things I’ve ever read.

    Also, because it can’t be said enough–Top Idol, clearly, you are a homophobe.

  32. Lint_Licker permalink
    September 28, 2009 12:48 am

    All the messages defending the extremely bizarre and laughable behavior of many a Lambertard = irony at its finest.

    Can’t say I’m surprise that Madam’s pre-sale is doing so well. This band of freaks is relentless. It’s like the fuckin’ Borg.

    • September 28, 2009 10:33 am

      What’s the Borg? outta interest?

      • deez permalink
        September 28, 2009 10:45 am

        The Borg (Star Trek TNG) is a collective that takes over other societies and incorporates them into its “hive.” They have a huge cube-like ship that travels the universe threatening other worlds. Once incorporated, beings that were once individuals become robotic parts of a group and have no will of their own. Resistance is futile. If you defy them, they destroy you.

        Not a bad analogy.

        • September 29, 2009 1:33 pm

          Thanks for clarifying Borg. I didnt expect it to be complimentary to Adam fans, just not being that much of a trekkie never heard the reference before. Now I know!

    • Trish permalink
      September 28, 2009 8:17 pm

      Don’t hate, appreciate. Don’t be jealous of Adam the MAN success, maybe one day you could have such……….nahhhhhhhhh! lol 🙂

  33. not you business permalink
    September 28, 2009 12:28 am

    This is very ignorant article! Please do some research and stop hating! There are so many wonderful things in this world that you can be doing , instead of writhing hateful , hurtful, lame articles,that no one cares about! Do something good! I ll be truly happy for you ! Remember: Life is too short! Don’t waste your time)))))))))))))))

    Much love to you ))))
    “insane” GLAMB 351 …….lol….

  34. Mysterioso permalink
    September 27, 2009 11:45 pm

    So this is where the herd of Sparkle Cows has migrated to today? MOO! MOO!

    • deez permalink
      September 27, 2009 11:52 pm

      Other “Jellus Hater Blogs” comment sections must be experiencing a deep void.

  35. smur permalink
    September 27, 2009 8:55 pm

    I’ve seen several comments here and elsewhere defending the crazy behavior of some (not all) Adam fans by referencing the charity drive, and I need to say something. Donating money to a good cause does not make ridiculous behavior any less ridiculous.

    My day job is fundraising for a nonprofit, and let me tell you, we’re all struggling right now in this economy and grateful for any support we get. My organization has actually done some work with DChoose, and I’m ecstatic they got this cash infusion; the people there are great and do amazing things.

    For those fans who donated “in Adam’s name” I applaud your generosity. I know many of you had not given to DC or to education previously. I do wish that, for some of you, it hadn’t taken your wanting to feel more connected to a celebrity to do so (and I’ve seen plenty of comments on other boards alluding to this). I hope you continue donating to DC and other causes because you think it’s the right thing to do. Sadly though, I bet several won’t now that they think Adam’s not watching them anymore.

    Beyond that, you’re mistaken if you think your donation gives you a free pass to act like an idiot without getting called out. You’re a fan and you want to write pages and pages on how much you love your object of obsession? Fine. A blogger like TopIdol finds you laughable and wants to write about it? Deal. But don’t go hiding under the blanket of “oh, I and/or my fellow fans gave some money to kids” to make you feel better when you act absurd or see some big bad blogger discussing your absurdity.

    The charity’s not going to give your money back because you say some dumb shit on the Internet. But people aren’t going to stop laughing at the dumb shit you say on the Internet because you gave some money to charity.

    • TopIdol permalink
      September 27, 2009 8:59 pm

      Smur…I want to hug you!!!

      THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL!!! I agree with everything you said.

      While the money raised on DC was great, the majority of those who donated did it in the hopes of winning a personal M&G with Lambert. I would not have mattered what the charity was for, sadly, they would have donated because he attached his name to it.

      • smur permalink
        September 28, 2009 1:40 am

        Thanks TopIdol. Normally I just laugh at these crazies, but really, they want to use charity donations – that they only gave because some singer told them to – to defend their assitude? I’m surprised they didn’t give with the stipulation that the teachers had to include Adam Lambert in their music curricula (oh who am I kidding, they probably did.)

        • Trish permalink
          September 28, 2009 8:14 pm

          Does it matter why people donated? NO, it shouldn’t. All that should matter is they DID donate. Do YOU think the kids that are benefitting from those donations care why? Don’t put down the donations just because you don’t care for how they were donated. That makes YOU look like one sorry person.

  36. on the edge permalink
    September 27, 2009 8:50 pm

    WOW. Just wow. What a pathetic bunch of losers with no life these gals are. Oh wait, no, they DO have lives…because ADAM is the giver of LIFE ITSELF! He is the Alpha and the Omega. He is the lifeforce within us that sustains us all! ALL PRAISE ADAM! ALL PRAISE ADAM! Now, um, take a good, long gulp of this Kool-Aid…>:)

    Bring on the crazy, Glambertards! You’re making us Cooktards look GOOD!

    • Trish permalink
      September 28, 2009 1:23 am

      Cooktards? OMG, and I thought our group name was funny……….LOL!

    • September 28, 2009 8:10 am

      Genuinely hilarious! I am an Adam fan and lovin this! Making my day here :). Maybe I am really sad, but there is little real Adam news today and this is nother opportunity to talk about him! Thank you.

    • Trish permalink
      September 28, 2009 8:10 pm

      What does it MAKE you then? You keep reading the comments of fans of Adams who YOU say have no life. This article sure didn’t have David Cook in the title. SO…..if they have no life, WHY are you here reading about it? Could it be YOU have no life? Maybe your not happy so you love to put down others to make YOURSELF look good? Because all your doing is showing how low you can be, looks like no self respect thing to me. Just saying…….

      • on the edge permalink
        September 29, 2009 11:50 am

        You know that expression about car wrecks and such? This is an example.

        I have no beef with people who like Adam. Or David, or Carrie or any other Idol. It’s those few people who make said Idols (or another artist, or a sports team) a central focus of their lives that worry me. People like that woman from Dubai, or the one who tattooed his eyes on her back, or those who have to turn EVERY article about anything in the world about Adam (like the Slash article in RS, or, oh, EVERY article about Kris on MJs). You really have no idea how you look to normal people, do you? Y’all really remind me of those right-wing nuts that turn EVERY blog and news story into an “Obama is a Commie” argument, or evangelical Christians (you know, the ones that “fixed” the AI vote and “stole” the title from Adam?).

        Go back and look at the long-ass post I wrote again…I think it starts with “Thank you, thank you” and I talk about the need to laugh at myself, the Idols, and this whole mixed-up crazy world. I should have also mentioned that we all need distractions from the pressures of life. Despite how my frequent posts make it appear otherwise, I DO have a life and have other interests. And let’s face it…we need to be bitchy and snarky on the Internet because we can’t do it in real life to the people we REALLY want. There are studies showing how stressed out the world is, because we WANT to punch someone, but can’t.

        Okay, I think I’ve gone completely off-topic now and delved into a treatise about the Internet and its role in the collapse of modern civility. Apologies and back to work!

  37. Wicked Glitter permalink
    September 27, 2009 8:34 pm

    I’m almost afraid to come back here. If I weren’t such a crazy bitch I would leave. This is so much fucking fun I keep coming back. This is, after all, about having fun. I have been so stressed all year, I need to have fun, Thats why I will make an ass out of myself to to be an ott fan of Adam’s. Oh, and by the way, Adam was in Detroit filming at Hitsville USA in Mid-March for MoTown week. Hitsville is maybe 1 mile from COMERICA PARK(the old Tiger stadium). Adam had plenty of time to go to the stadium, put everyone in a coma when they gazed upon his immortal hotness. The glittery alien from planet fierce has milliions of fans from all over the world, and we love him(and we don’t care who doesn’t like it).

  38. Lauren permalink
    September 27, 2009 8:12 pm

    Hey so I didn’t see flashforward…but I watched your clip and I don’t know how people would just assume its Adam. I mean when you mention it the EXTREMELY BLURRY figure does have a likeness to him but not enough to make think that there is even a possibility its him. How this idea was started I will never know. Some of Adam’s fans are carzy, I agree but I think there are more rational ones than you think. I’m sure Kris has his crazies as well (i.e. lady that tried to stick her tongue down his throat).

  39. Isidra permalink
    September 27, 2009 8:11 pm

    Oh wow. Looking at this comment thread…they’re kind of proving your point, aren’t they?

    I feel sorry for the sane and polite Adam fans. I was briefly a big Clay Aiken fan right after the season 2 finale. (I thankfully recovered.) It wasn’t very long before I felt like I was drowning in a whole sea of crazy.

    It was not a fun feeling.

    • deez permalink
      September 27, 2009 11:49 pm


      “Oh wow. Looking at this comment thread…they’re kind of proving your point, aren’t they?”

      Yes, they indeed are. The funniest part is that they don’t even realize it.

      • Trish permalink
        September 28, 2009 1:22 am

        Who the freak cares? You ever have fun much?

        • Isidra permalink
          September 28, 2009 4:15 am

          I don’t know about anyone else but I’m having a lot of fun.

          Laughter is the best medicine. 🙂

        • deez permalink
          September 28, 2009 9:43 am

          Actually, I’m laughing right now….you guys need to calm down. Holy shite. If you want normal people to believe that you (as a whole) are in fact, NOT crazy…. it might behoove you to be able to step back and look at exactly what you’re doing here. Honestly??? Do you not detect the slightest bit of irony?

      • Trish permalink
        September 28, 2009 8:06 pm

        I like having fun too. I like having the kind of fun where you enjoy people, music, places etc……. without having to put anyone down for enjoying what they like. You say that Adam fans are crazy, over zealous, etc. But if you stop and look, maybe read a comment or two of those who say things about such fans, some of their remarks are way over the top. Trying to make something (love of Adam’s music or the man) into nothing. I think people who are doing this are doing it just to start nonsense. I do not think any of you here are any better than those YOU are putting down. It takes two to tangle, think about it. Why should it bother any of you what anyone says about how much they like Adam and his music? WHY does it bother you?

        • deez permalink
          September 28, 2009 10:54 pm

          Actually, it doesn’t “bother” any of us. You seem NOT to understand something.
          This is not an “Adam Lambert Fansite.” Top Idol has the right to post whatever she wishes on her own blog. Had you not been “bothered” by it, you wouldn’t have spent your entire afternoon, evening, and night spamming here.(how many posts are you up to btw?) A lot of us are regular posters, and we know who we are. It’s not difficult to figure out why you are here and what your agenda is.

          Seriously, Glambs, Glamberts, or whoever you may be….”methinks you doth protest too much.” Do you not see that what you are doing is a turnoff? You are perfectly welcome to do or say whatever you wish on your own fansites, but for the love of “flying spaghetti monster” give us the same courtesy.

        • Trish permalink
          September 29, 2009 3:13 am

          I don’t care that this is not an Adam fan site. The article is about ADAM FANS so therefore that is why I am here. And the reason I have been “slamming” as you call it is because even though you might be a regular poster doesn’t give you the right to say such nasty things to others about what or who they like. Who cares how many post I have on here? If your now counting, well that says alot about you. I am giving you the same couresty you give others. I don’t care if you know why I am here and what my Agenda is, but since you say you know, what is my agenda? You put all fans in one group, you make assumptions that are not true. If it doesn’t bother you about what Adam fans think or do, why are YOU even commenting on that? And more than once? I think you do protest too much yourself.

        • deez permalink
          September 29, 2009 10:32 am

          Well, I don’t have to count…if you will notice to the right of your screen…there is a section for recent comments. When it’s full of little green multi-orbed legless monsters, that means you have been posting repeatedly.

          Your agenda is to spread the glittery gospel to us non-believers. ..and vehemently bully people into hearing the “Word.”

          (and apparently to prove TI’s point by continuing to post nonsense)

          I also never used the term “slamming”.

      • Rupert Walsh permalink
        October 4, 2009 10:20 pm

        Ya don’t pick up on sarcasm much, do ya ?

  40. September 27, 2009 7:58 pm

    there is only one thing i can say topidol and others who bash adam are a bunch of envious people for themselves or for their own idols. why dont you just promote your idols like the glambs do and shut up about adam.

  41. Lucy permalink
    September 27, 2009 7:46 pm

    First of all, I am not a Glambert or a Glam, so get your terms straight. Second of all, if you have to make popcorn and watch this “unfold” so sad for your life. When you bash Adam, the fans come from all over. I’ve noticed ONTD, AO, and many more. So quit acting like you know what you are talking about.

    The funny thing is when Adam turns as successful as all the critics say he will, that will be payback enough for your crazies who think he is not worthy.

    Now I am off to live in the real world. No popcorn here….

  42. deez permalink
    September 27, 2009 7:39 pm

    OMG…this just gets better and better. Top Idol…you’ve hit upon a rich vein this time.

  43. Dee permalink
    September 27, 2009 7:14 pm

    I’m a huge Adam fan and whether we’re over the top or not we appreciate his talent and feel he will be next super star!
    Where would any star be WITHOUT their devoted fans???? NOWHERE !!!!

  44. Sabrina permalink
    September 27, 2009 7:05 pm

    To the reporter who wrote this ass article: You must be homophobic who has the hots for Adam, probably got the boot and now chose to attack his fans. Let me just tell you something ass hole, regardless to what you say, Adam has become an International mega star and if you chose to ignore that than sucks for you. You wente as far as trying to knock all his fans calling them obsessive and crazy for having a different opinion from yours on Flash Forward,- what’s wrong for a fan to imagine or speculate on something they believe on, It happens every minute of the day by all fans worldwide on all kinds of artists but you chose to rant on Adams fans, you’re pathetic!!! We believe it was Adam and don’t give a rat’s ass what you think about it, you even have the facts about the preview on ABC wrong, I watched the preview on ABC during Jyly and heard Adam singing the last verse of Mad World and I was so excited that I told all my Adam friends apart from that I couldn’t wait for the series premiere so I can hear Adam sing, that didn’t happen but I don’t care, I will continue to watch because I know for a fact that Adam is Involved in this somehow and when it happens you will feel like shit!!! Let me give you some advice: Get a life and stop picking on Adams fans because you’re waisitng your time, Glambs rule the world for now, loser!!!

  45. Kathy permalink
    September 27, 2009 7:04 pm

    So what if Adam fans are talking about this?? Is there a reason you need to bash them? Just wondering what you get from all this.

    BTW- Adam singing Mad World in FF trailer was definitely aired on TV.. not just itunes. Love Stan (tongue in cheek)

  46. Carolyn Friedman permalink
    September 27, 2009 6:54 pm

    Hi, I thought you were pretty witty. I think we Adam fans should take ourselves less seriously.
    I do think that the “stranger” has been typecast to look like the idol we saw sing “Mad World” at the finals. At least similar. And even though you are so right, the song is not an original for Adam, but him singing is the version those silly producers choose.
    Non-the Less, I don’t think Flash Foward will need too much of a catchy pulicity stunt because I think it’s going to be a winning serial show. You see Adam is a good enough actor to have assumed another character role unlike himself and they would have still raked in the bucks.
    But that’s just me, …….take it easy .

  47. Lucy permalink
    September 27, 2009 6:30 pm

    Hey Steph. People who don’t like an artist because of their fans were never fans to begin with. I’m sure you won’t be missed. You sound like a scorned individual. Plus if you aren’t a fan, quit commenting about Adam.

    • September 27, 2009 6:33 pm

      You ONTD retards really have no idea how to use the word scorned correctly, do you.

      • TopIdol permalink
        September 27, 2009 6:53 pm

        These aren’t the ONTD Lambert fans. They’re the Glambs. I had not heard of the Glambs until today. Maybe they came from ONTD, TWoP, TALC? No clue.

        • mika permalink
          September 28, 2009 12:49 pm

          Glambs => I believe they have thread in the AIofficial site? I also know they go to an unofficial fansite (there’s a forum and everything: adam-lambert something dot com/etc.) They’re just as low-key as TALC, from what I know. P.S. I go to “ONTD”. Keep thinking it’s that, bench. 😛

        • Trish permalink
          September 28, 2009 7:57 pm

          If you want to know where our site is, read Jeanette’s article UP THERE and she lists it. Can YOU not read? Shhhheshhh now back to my Adam World. 😉

      • Trish permalink
        September 28, 2009 10:44 pm

        ONTD retards? Really? I mean REALLY?

    • Steph permalink
      September 28, 2009 6:48 am

      Thank you for proving my point, Lucy. A fan who jumps to defensiveness and takes things too seriously. I’m glad I won’t be missed, because I surely won’t miss fans like you either. A scorned individually, really? I’m so glad you know so much about me.

      I am a fan of Adam, but I also have a life, a career, a husband, and other interests and artists I like. The world does not fucking revolve around Adam Lambert. I love Adam but its the entitlement and the you have to be 100% an Adam fan to be considered an Adam fan is what kills it. There are other things aside from Adam Lambert in this world. The only thing I devout 100% to is my career, husband, family, friends.

      And yes, fans can kill an artist. Want examples? I can happily give them to you. I can’t wait until the album comes out, which I WILL buy, and while I want success for Adam I hope it will put him in his place for you. He is, and will always be, a contestant that appeared on American Idol. He is NOT the second coming of Christ, Elvis, or a rock god of any sort.

      He will not be bigger than The Beatles and I can’t wait until my point is proven. And Adam fans running out and buy 100 copies won’t make it that way either, which I know they will.

      And I’m sorry, you must have missed my point that I am a fan of Adam, just not as much as you are. And I didn’t know you ruled the internet and could tell me who and who I can’t post about. I’m sorry, isn’t Topidol(who I find witty and hysterical, btw, and doesn’t live in a freaking candy coated world where Adam Lambert is her God, like some) an American Idol board? Wasn’t Adam an American Idol contestant? Damn. I forgot.

      I suppose the same could be said about you. If you don’t like to not hear people praising Adam, then maybe you shouldn’t let the door hit you on the way out. Why are you here?Apparently you go scouring for anything Adam in the negative so you can jump on it and make sure your point is heard loud and clear that Adam is AMAZING. I read Topidol regularly, so before you accuse me again, I don’t go hunting for negative Adam things. I just happen to like her blog and her sense of humor. I also happen to live in a world where Adam Lambert does not rule 100% of my life.

      Maybe you should to.

      • September 28, 2009 8:04 am

        I am confused. I love Adam like he is a God. It hurt me when he didn’t win Idol. Since Adam I have done many things which I would not normally do (lost two consecutive nights sleep voting for him on Gizmo and then watched the live streaming of the finale from the UK, paid well over what I should have for a copy of Rolling Stone to be sent from Canada, adopted a US address so that I could infiltrate US itunes to get Adam’s AI performances for my ipod, bought an airline ticket and AI tour ticket to see Adam in RI – couldnt make it for personal reasons – but spent out mega bucks anyhow – I read everything Adam related, patrol the fansites for snippets and yep my life has to have a daily Adam fix) BUT I have to say, this article and all the comments have me in stitches. You more realistic people have got us right – we ARE besotted and in love and crazy – and I cannot make any apologies – it is what it is. Maybe he doesnt deserve the hype, yaknow the next Elvis etc, but what joy and excitment he has given me and many others is truly special. I am not even sad to read some of the more negative comments. Nothing can dent my joy. And some of the comments, even the negatives have me laughing out loud – some really funny people here. And anyway, is all just another excuse to talk about my favourite subject! So thank you all for the opportunity.

      • Trish permalink
        September 28, 2009 8:00 pm

        Adam isn’t a God? He isn’t our God? Well Dang it! I just lost money in that there preacher man who said Adam was and everything………

        WHAT? Adam won’t be bigger than the beatles? YOU don’t say? Well hell you just burst my bubble again………now I am really depressed! 😦

      • Trish permalink
        September 28, 2009 10:49 pm

        Let me get this straight, you can’t wait till Adam fans go buy 100 copies of his Album, so you then can make a point that he won’t outsell The Beatles? Ok, you say your an Adam fan, maybe not as “insane” as others you say, but if you were any kinf of Adam fan, why would you want to prove a point like that? Did someone steal your crayons as a kid? Your bike? Why would you want to be rude and crude and even be happy about making a point like that? If that is someone’s dream, why should it matter to you? That is what I don’t get, why should any of this matter to any of you who do not care about Adam? Why does it bother you so much about how his fans act? If it didn’t bother you then you would not be writing about it, making fun of it, talking about it. I just don’t get why it matters?

  48. on the edge permalink
    September 27, 2009 6:10 pm

    Been reading the comments on this and have a couple of observations:

    1) the “you don’t think Adam is the second coming of Christ, therefore you are a homophobe” argument. Reminds me of the current “if you don’t 100% agree with all of President Obama’s policies, you’re a racist.” Now, I’m sure there IS a infimintessimal segment of both populations that ARE homophobic/racist. But do not apply that brushstroke to all, please. I’d rather be in a world where people can disagree with Glamberts and/or Obama REGARDLESS of race or sexual orentation, than one where people don’t express their opinion for fear of being branded a racist or a homophobe.

    2) unlike many fans who have “nothing” to do after the tour, thank GOD I have football season. The hype over Adam is really reminding me of the artificially-high preseason rank the media gave to the Ole Miss Rebels football team. They didn’t really earn it and kept moving up on the basis of higher-ranked teams losing (USC, Oklahoma, etc.) until they found themselves ranked as the #4 team in the country. Then they lost to an unranked South Carolina, were branded as “overrated” by the media (which honestly they were…BY THE SAME MEDIA) and dropped to #21. I just wonder who or what will be Adam’s “South Carolina.”

  49. Jamie permalink
    September 27, 2009 5:42 pm

    hah! This is classic. I am an over the top Adam fan (Believe me, I have Adam pants) and when I saw this I said to myself, i looks ike Adam, but, it could be ANYONE! I love how my fellow fans are fantasizing about this, it’s great. If it turns ut to be Adam, I’ll be eally excited then too.

    You’re just making Adam more famous by writing about him, SO THANKS!

    It’s a shame you have so much hate when Adam is all about love.
    “Love overcomes hate, love has no color, love has no orientation, all is love”

  50. Steph permalink
    September 27, 2009 5:29 pm

    WTF. OF COURSE. I forgot every time someone uses a song of an artist in a tv show it automatically means they are going to be on the show somehow!

    Damn. I forgot about that.

    This is one of the many reasons I don’t frequent Adam boards or anything Adam. The fans kill him for me. And they’ll kill the rest of the world of liking Adam too with their defensiveness.

    I’m sure they can speculate all they want to, but really? Isn’t there better things to speculate about?

    • Trish permalink
      September 28, 2009 7:56 pm

      Is there? If there is let me know. I don’t know. Been lost in “Adam World” since Feb or so. I need help……nah! 😉

  51. Claire permalink
    September 27, 2009 5:17 pm

    I’ve lost count of how many times Top Idol has stated that she thinks that SOME, not ALL, of Adam’s fans can be crazy.

    As far as putting Adam’s name in articles to get hits, why is this so shocking? A blogger who primarily blogs about AI writes about someone who was a contestant on, you guessed it, AI. What’s the big deal?

    • Trish permalink
      September 28, 2009 7:54 pm

      I am lost………..damn gotta get my glitter out of my eyes and then maybe………..ok good now.

  52. September 27, 2009 5:07 pm

    First of all, we are a group of international fans and supporters of Adam. Secondly we are run by a devoted group of well educated and intelligent volunteeers. And thirdly we admire Adam for the great all-round person he is. We think his talent is superb and we are not shy abut saying so, but we are not crazed.

    WE do not waste time on negativity and no ‘bashing’ of any kind is allowed on our site. People all around the world can like/dislike anyone they wish to. No one is being forced to follow Adam or buy his music.

    What is the/your problem? There have been followers and fansites for every sort of entertainer over the years. The only difference now is that with technology we are able to communicate more easily. Kate’s second paragraph says it all.


  53. Lucy permalink
    September 27, 2009 4:54 pm

    You know with all the crap going on in this world lately, it’s nice to have someone that people are excited about. Adam brings a positive energy back in my life I have not had in years. Yes, maybe my life was a little lacking, but still. I just seem to look at things without getting so stressed out. He is a positive person and seems to have such a positive outlook on life. He has affected many people this way.

    I wouldn’t use the terms “crazy” or “cult” to describe most of his fans. I would find them to be dedicated and determined to make sure Adam gets as much support as he needs to be famous. His talent speaks for itself, but the support is still required. I find it disheartening that people have to bash him or reporters have to shed any type of negative light on him or his fans. So what if they thought it looked like him at the end of Flash Forward. It’s actually kind of funny if you think about it. What was the harm? Absolutely none.

    I just wish people who don’t like him or his fans would just avoid all of it all together. I mean, I’m not a fan of a lot of stars, but I don’t go trolling around their websites or look for articles on them and say negative things about them. I think most reporters simply put Adam’s name in their articles to get hits on their websites. Many articles have been posted about that. That is obviously what the author of this site is doing.

    I guess my bottom line is if you don’t like Adam, good. Move on and get a life. Focus on something else.

  54. September 27, 2009 4:48 pm

    Your jealousies are showing kids!

    • Trish permalink
      September 28, 2009 10:41 pm

      “Jealousies”? Really? Wow, your grammar or lack of it is showing.

      • TopIdol permalink
        September 28, 2009 10:50 pm

        Trish, you’re free to call people asshats, but you can’t insult another poster’s grammar when you’ve used “your” incorrectly about 10x in your previous comments.

        • Trish permalink
          September 29, 2009 3:02 am

          Dang your right. I always use that incorrectly. Dang it. Ok, no more grammar remarks. Gosh! 🙂

        • Trish permalink
          September 29, 2009 3:03 am

          BTW I am happy I am free to call people ASSHATS but didn’t know I did. Wow, thanks for the update……..not really! lol

  55. amdamtawnia permalink
    September 27, 2009 4:44 pm

    What the hell is wrong with you. You say you are a fan. Will Adam fans don’t cut down on thing we say. We stand by one ether. That’s way there is so much loving and care. And that the way Adam would want it. To me you don’t truly love him. Maybe it is him or maybe it not him on the show. We would all love it to be him. We are not hurting nobody. Who care if we dream and hope. The main thing is we are happy. And yes it’s going to hard for the next few month waited on his cd to come out. But I know there is a lot of people out there . That have had there life change like I have. So to all the things you said . You can shove it right up your butt. Because you are full of crap. We stand by Adam through everything. We think he can do anything. He has taught us we can do anything. You just have to do it. So we stand by Adam , Glambert and all the true fans of Adam. ALL IS LOVE! Alway reminder that and live by it . Your life will be alot better.

  56. Kate permalink
    September 27, 2009 4:24 pm

    I heard the “Mad World” promo this summer on TV. They probably used it because it’s such a great song and Adam’s version is current and well known. The promo is short and the song fits it. I am sure it wasn’t meant to cause a mystery. Sometimes these things take on a life of their own. Anyone remember “Paul is dead?”

    I am kind of tired of all the “glitter” references that pop-up in the media about Adam Lambert and his fans. It’s getting old fast. But why are reporters so obsessed with people who love him? It’s not hurting anyone so, what is the big deal? It’s all in good fun.

    Adam Lambert is a great singer and he seems to be, by all accounts a really nice person as well. Better to admire someone like Lambert than a complete A-you-know-what!

    It’s very curmudgeonly to go after people who are just having fun. It’s like you are the fun police. Let the Glamberts do their thing. After all, they donated over $200k to kids classrooms all over the country this summer–on That says a lot about who they are–generous. Be kind and generous back because being bitter is not productive.

    • Lambertfan57 permalink
      September 27, 2009 4:52 pm

      Good points, Kate! Well said!

  57. Sue permalink
    September 27, 2009 4:23 pm

    Definition of TopIdol:

    Adam Lambert basher! End of story!

  58. September 27, 2009 4:07 pm

    Do you call yourself topidol because you are a Kris fan, maybe? If you aren’t you sure are a hater. I’ve listened to both versions of Mad World and sorry, but the song now belongs to Adam Lambert. I would not listen to it unles Adam sang it. Yes, he is THAT GOOD!!! And I did listen to the promo on ABC where they were playing Adam’s version of Mad World and I did watch the show and yes the mysterious guy does resemble Adam. So get over your jealousy and let Adam’s fans enjoy him because he is one hell of a talent to enjoy. I enjoyed his talent and was anxiously waiting for his single release the same way I do other talents but because of you trying to sway people away from him it makes me feel that Adam is bigger than any of us thought so now I will be one of those die hard fans, too. So, thanks, for the heads up on this remarkable guy!!!

    • TopIdol permalink
      September 27, 2009 4:10 pm

      My blog was named by my old boss at my former job who had me start it because our company owned a similar domain. This was in 2008, way before Kris Allen was on Idol.

      I also had the Andrews/Jules Mad World as a ringtone on my phone in 2003. Regardless of the Andrews/Jules vs. Lambert version, I think most people still would call either of these the Donnie Darko versions.

      • Sabrina permalink
        September 27, 2009 7:11 pm

        Sorry to dissapoint you but now its knows as Adam Lambert Version

        • TopIdol permalink
          September 27, 2009 7:43 pm

          No. It’s still the Donnie Darko aka Gary Jules version.

          Just like Lambert did the Muse version of Nina Simone’s Feeling Good.

          You do realize, when I say this, I’m not discounting Lambert as a singer or artist. I’m just stating facts.

      • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
        September 27, 2009 7:52 pm

        I love the Gary Jules version. There’s a raw quality to his voice that expresses the desperation in the song better than Adam’s more polished version, IMO.

        • Trish permalink
          September 28, 2009 1:20 am

          Well IMO Adam’s version is better. But that is just me…….although I don’t think it is all that polished, he is just THAT GREAT! lol

  59. Glamb #358 permalink
    September 27, 2009 3:52 pm

    Topidol Whoooooo??

  60. SarahBeth permalink
    September 27, 2009 3:37 pm

    Are you people serious? I hate to break it to you, but Adam is not the second coming of Christ, the Rock God that you all want him to be. And as much as you refuse to see it/acknowledge it, you’re ruining whatever chance of a career that Adam is going to have. No artist in his/her right mind will want to take Adam seriously if they know they’re going to be harassed by OTT fans.

    Do yourselves a favor, take a step back from it all and look at what you’re doing. You’re all embarassing yourselves, Adam, and the rest of the fanbase. Its just a small percentage that give the entire group a bad name. You’re not doing Adam any favors by acting the way you are, and you’re alienating anyone who might want to be a casual fan because they don’t want to deal with the bullshit.

    Grow up, you’re all adults who have responsibilities. Act that way and not like 12-year-olds.

    • Kathy permalink
      September 27, 2009 10:27 pm

      ?”you’re ruining whatever chance of a career that Adam is going to have.” wow Hate to break it to you- but the guy has amazing talent and fans will be there based on his voice and performance. And its beyond the US and the somewhat obsessive fans ha
      His album is available for pre order on Amazon starting today and guess what– #2 bestseller already, no single out, album still untitled.. what? and a song on a movie soundtrack.
      I know you love my avatar

      • TexasWannaHoldHim permalink
        September 28, 2009 3:54 pm

        Way to go, Kathy! BTW, I love your Avatar!

    • Trish permalink
      September 28, 2009 1:18 am

      YOUR KIDDING RIGHT? Adam is not the second coming of Christ? Well crap, and here I thought he was. Now I gotta go and put all my stuff away……….I WAS so READY! LOL

    • JRZGRL1 permalink
      September 28, 2009 11:20 am

      You’re probably right, Adam is not the second coming of Christ. However, there is a strong possibility that he is the reincarnation of Elvis Presley. And this country would be a LOT better off if in fact he was nominated (and subsequently confirmed) as the Secretary of Glam Fierceness. The only other serious contender would be Christian Siriano & I don’t think Christian can sing. Although he does design wonderful clothes for size 0 models. Adam Lambert has been absolutely the best thing to happen in my life for a long time. If this is insanity, then bring on the rubber room. As long as I can take some videos & Adam’s new CD with me.

      • deez permalink
        September 28, 2009 6:45 pm

        “Adam Lambert has been absolutely the best thing to happen in my life for a long time.”

        dingdingding…… lies the root of the problem.

    • whyamihere permalink
      September 28, 2009 1:23 pm

      Hey! SaraBeth, How do u know he isn’t the second coming? Are you psychic? Have you no faith?
      Shun the unbeliever!

      Hey Glambs, don’t get all worried, everybody is a little insane. it’s O. K.

  61. Mugsy permalink
    September 27, 2009 3:25 pm

    Great rant! This line sums it up: “You people are insane.”

    • TopIdol permalink
      September 27, 2009 3:28 pm

      What is a Glamb????

      • September 27, 2009 3:54 pm

        Guess you missed the part in my comment where I said that Glambs is the name of our fan club.

        • TopIdol permalink
          September 27, 2009 4:02 pm

          I understand that part, however, its a bit difficult to separate all the different sects. I have never heard of Glambs until now. Glambert has become a general misnomer, even though I understand there are also Lamb Skanks, ONTD_AI Lambert fans, TALC…

      • September 27, 2009 9:57 pm rules and if u TOPIDOL dont know who the glambs are ok, but why are u using our website’s article to mock us if u dont care about the fan club? u are just giving us publicity for all those ppl who dont know Adam YET.

        P.S: GET A LIFE!

      • Snotty permalink
        September 28, 2009 1:03 pm

        “Glambs” refers to the overactivity of hormonal glands triggered in middle-aged women when watching American Idol, causing them to behave like cats in heat.

    • Trish permalink
      September 28, 2009 10:39 pm

      I would rather be “insane” then igornant and down right nasty.

  62. September 27, 2009 3:22 pm

    I’m the author of the article referenced above. First of all, we at where the article originated are not “Glamberts” but “Glambs,” which is the name of our fan club. So if you’re going to be a reporter, please get your facts straight. Yes, we may be “obsessed” in your eyes, but at least we don’t waste our time in hating on others, telling them to “shut up” and calling them “insane.” We have fun sharing our love for Adam, and we don’t hurt anyone else in the process. I always find it interesting when reporters resort to hatred, disdain, and negative reporting to catch the attention of readers. What ever happened to having a few creative thoughts??? Or is that too much work?

    • TopIdol permalink
      September 27, 2009 3:24 pm

      What is the difference? I have never heard of the Glambs, which seems to be an abbreviated form of Glamberts?

      No clue.

      • September 27, 2009 3:51 pm

        Maybe you should get a clue. Just sayin’

        • September 27, 2009 6:31 pm

          Maybe you should see a therapist.

        • Trish permalink
          September 28, 2009 10:38 pm

          Idletard your one sorry piece of work. If you can’t take the heat get out of the freaking kitchen!

  63. deez permalink
    September 27, 2009 2:38 pm


    These Pavlovian responses are to die for.

    Two enthusiastic thumbs up.

  64. Claire permalink
    September 27, 2009 1:18 pm

    Adam fans also thought they saw him in an Oprah season premiere commercial a few weeks go. Turns out the guy they saw was Criss Angel, not Adam. A lot of dark haired “emo” guys look similar.

  65. mandy permalink
    September 27, 2009 12:42 pm

    Wow, the author of this article sounds like he has a jealous stick up his @$$! So what a bunch of fans watched this new series, and happened to be surprised that others besides themselves thought the same thing in the ending clip. To fans the resemblance is a little uncanny. However just because there is much talk about it amongst each other, doesn’t mean fans are batshit crazy!! Most don’t think it is for sure, but are running with it just for LOL’s. But to waste your time and energy writing such an angry vent of it all, makes you appear more crazy than those you are mocking! Ha

    • TopIdol permalink
      September 27, 2009 12:48 pm

      Ah, yes. Here we go with the “you’re jellus” accusations.

      How predictable.

      • LeighKat permalink
        September 27, 2009 2:43 pm

        HAHAHAHAHHA!! TopIdol- didn’t know you were a man!!

        I just can’t wait for the episode to air and it ends up being Keanu Reeves ala the matrix or that weirdo Criss Angel!
        Can you begin to imagine the uproar- they will cry ” ratings conspiracy!!” because, as we all know, people only watch television because they think Adam is gonna be on every show.
        I feel so bad for “Ginger Pits” (as they now call him). He is an amazing talent with a predominantly lunatic fanbase.

        • TopIdol permalink
          September 27, 2009 2:46 pm

          I thought that’s just what they called his underarms…nooooooooooooo!

  66. September 27, 2009 11:56 am

    Of course, it’s Adam Lambert, the glittery alien from the planet Fierce. Isn’t this what all those crazy Adam fans have been waiting for? Positive proof??? There you have it. Believe what you so desperatly want to believe.

    This could be some weird ABC marketing thing. . .

  67. September 27, 2009 11:47 am

    Since the author of this blog doesn’t even have the names of her fan groups correct…the rest lacks credibility completely.

  68. NH Glambert permalink
    September 27, 2009 11:26 am

    She’s always like this…….it’s her gimmick ….either that or she’s incredibly angry at evrything……whatever.

  69. Gene permalink
    September 27, 2009 10:56 am

    Are you being bitter because Kris’s single is not selling well?

    • LeighKat permalink
      September 27, 2009 2:49 pm

      yes, because this is the only possible reason one could have to think that many of Adam’s fans are totally insane!

      And BTW- I am an Adam fan. I am not bitter or “jellus”. I think this article is hilarious and true-

      While I understand that the truth can be painful- face it peeps, Top Idol has a VERY valid point.

      • rickey permalink
        September 27, 2009 5:18 pm

        yes sTupIdol has a very valid point but the article doesn’t have to be so so negative. as someone else pointed out, these fans donated over 200k for charity in the name of adam lambert. while it was also a competition for whoever donates the most (the prize all Adam-related), many of these fans were touched by the schools’ pleas when they clicked onto the site to donate. Does this good deed also an act of insanity from adam’s fans?

        • Rupert Walsh permalink
          October 4, 2009 10:01 pm

          Many of Adam’s fans do not belong to any “fan club” and donated to DonorsChoice outside of the fan club competition you mention. I donated both to honor Adam and to help the schools. It’s a worthy cause and Adam’s popularity and caring has done alot to help. I admire him all the more for it.

  70. Glittery Panties permalink
    September 27, 2009 10:30 am

    This couldn’t possibly be Adam walking in the stadium. If it was Adam, those people would be standing on their feet, applauding him. lol Adam mentioned in an interview some time back that he was working on a top secret project and this could be it, seriously. Don’t be dissing the Glamberts, we can’t help it that we have such good taste and will stop at nothing to put Adam’s name in the forefront.

  71. Wicked Glitter permalink
    September 27, 2009 10:06 am

    I also want to add that the picture of Adam is kinda fuzzy. Could you please find a better one? I like the pictures they took of him in Detroit. The one where he is wearing the grey t shirt with the Tiger emblem on the front. Oh wait, Adam was in Detroit. Wasn’t it in Deroit, Tiger stadium( where the tall mysterious man that resembled Adam) where they filmed Flash Forward?

    • rickey permalink
      September 27, 2009 11:04 am

      Epic LMAO! and i don’t even know if u are being sarcastic to HRH’s fans or to TopIdol.

      • Rupert Walsh permalink
        October 4, 2009 9:57 pm

        Uh, duh…………..

  72. Wicked Glitter permalink
    September 27, 2009 9:26 am

    Thank you for the pictures TopIdol. I still think your a bitch though. Picking on us crazy fans who are dreaming about giving birth to Adam’s babies.

  73. September 27, 2009 3:53 am

    The real question is WHY WOULD THEY EVEN PUT ADAM ON THIS SHOW? These people have no concept of, oh, REALITY.
    I mean, I’m not surprised, given these 50 year old women still think they’ve got a shot with him.

    • TexasWannaHoldHim permalink
      September 28, 2009 3:48 pm

      Wow…. a 50-year old can’t be an Adam fan without thinking “they’ve got a shot with him”? Trust me – this 50-year old woman can differentiate quite well between being a sexually-driven nut or a faithful fan. I think it’s the sane, faithful fans who have driven Adam’s album presales to #2! We’re proud of our Hot Rock God and aren’t afraid to show it!

    • Rupert Walsh permalink
      October 4, 2009 9:54 pm

      What a snarky thing to say, Shosh. I’ll bet not a single one of his 50 year old female fans “thinks they’ve got a shot with him”! He’s gorgeous and sexy and charismatic and sweet and has a great voice. What’s not to like ? Some fans may enjoy fantasizing, but that doesn’t mean they can’t distinguish fantasy from reality. Fantasies are fun and harmless.

  74. kimberly permalink
    September 27, 2009 3:07 am

    “I think the reason his version was used had more to do with securing rights than anything else.”

    It’s late so I didn’t read everything here, but I do I agree with you about the use of Adam’s Mad World version over Gary Jules. My 16 yr old son won’t even acknowledge AL’s version, having purchased Gary Jules’ version after watching Donnie Darko. For some reason AL annoys him alot. lol

    When I heard they used AL’s version, my first thoughts were: 1.) it was cheaper, 2.) They couldn’t get the rights for Gary Jules.

    Anyway,agree with you on why they used the song. I agree on the other crap, too. I certainly don’t want to wish ill will on anyone, but Adam is new to the music industry and his fans need to chill and get some perspecitve on reality.

    They watch a Youtube video of the Zodiac Show and proclaim “superstar”. I won’t get into it, but I can’t help, but question why he didn’t become that “superstar” when he was actually performing in the Zodiac Show. Why should x number of years later, watching the same performance on Youtube make him a superstar when he didn’t accomplish it then?

    It might come to them as a shock one day to discover just maybe Adam Lambert is only a “superstar” to them.

    • Rupert Walsh permalink
      October 4, 2009 9:44 pm

      “Kimberley” asks: “They watch a Youtube video of the Zodiac Show and proclaim “superstar”. I won’t get into it, but I can’t help, but question why he didn’t become that “superstar” when he was actually performing in the Zodiac Show.”

      Kimberley, that Zodiac Show performance that you refer to was barely a year ago. It took place 9/8/2008, just a month or 2 before Adam auditioned for American Idol. And he auditioned for AI because so many of his co-performers and people who saw the show urged him to do so because they saw his enormous potential as a singer and performer.

      Ya oughta get your facts straight if you’re gonna be a basher.

  75. cimi permalink
    September 27, 2009 2:40 am

    who cares

    • Isidra permalink
      September 27, 2009 3:11 am

      Clearly a lot of Lambert fans. Poor guy. A blogger can’t even post how absurd she finds certain speculation without people getting all defensive.

      Sure, most speculation’s all in fun, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t have a chuckle at it. 🙂

  76. Verbally Dyslexic permalink
    September 27, 2009 2:20 am

    Uh-oh, Top Idol look what you’ve gone and done. You’ve upset the non-crazy Glamberts who did not seriously speculate about Adam’s part in Flash Forward, did not spam random articles with Adamgasmic comments and most importantly do not think he is the centre of all things that is glittery good in this world. And one Joseph Fiennes fan. Imagine if you had really upset the batshit crazy ones!

    Come on, people, let’s face it, you guys make it real easy for other people to mock you. And you guys coming over here to defend Adam and your fandom when obviously most of you don’t regularly post here proves that you’re no different than the Claymates and other OTT fans of past Idol contestants.

    Oh well, your insular views won’t change anytime soon anyway. That’s the byproduct of American Idol. Overinvested fans.

    • rickey permalink
      September 27, 2009 2:25 am

      what about AI overinvested non-fans?

      • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
        September 27, 2009 5:15 am

        As long as over-invested fans are around to perpetuate the stereotypes, there will always be people to mock them 🙂

        Carry on.

    • Lambertfan57 permalink
      September 27, 2009 3:56 pm

      Verbally Dyslexic … There’s one problem with your logic (besides the fact that it’s flawed). There has NEVER been an Idol before Adam who stirred up the amount of interest. Go ahead and try to argue THAT fact with me because you would LOSE!!! When has an Idol ever been featured on the cover of a major magazine while still in competition on Idol? Adam did. When have you ever seen an Idol appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine within weeks of finishing Idol? Adam did? Go ahead. I DARE you to find one more Idol who has amassed the number of magazine covers and mentions in the length of time he has. You won’t find one because he is unique. I think you just may not be able to see past your homophobic and myopic view of the world. Maybe you should join the OTT Adam fans because then, by being Over The Top, you might be able to actually see from our higher viewpoint what is really happening here. You and TopIdol BOTH need to get a clue about what’s happening here. This isn’t an ordinary AI fanbase building. Adam is something much bigger than you 2 have ever seen. Why couldn’t he actually be the person at the end of the “Flash Forward” initial episode? I personally don’t believe it is him, but I can certainly see ABC wanting to trade on his fame and unbelievably large fanbase. It’s all about business and Adam is also a very savvy businessman.

      • TopIdol permalink
        September 27, 2009 3:59 pm

        You can argue all you want, but you guys really, really need to quit with the homophobe crap unless someone says negative things about his sexuality. Which NO ONE on this blog, or MJs, or most other Idol/music blogs. Because no one cares if he is gay. It is a non-issue.

        Spewing the “you’re a homophobe if you don’t like Adam Lambert” bullshit is ridiculous. NO ONE CARES THAT ADAM LAMBERT IS GAY. By constantly calling people homophobes, YOU’RE the ones making it an issue.

        • Lambertfan57 permalink
          September 27, 2009 4:13 pm

          Do you think that mentioning the Claymates isn’t an allusion to sexuality? Are fans only considered to be OTT when the Idols they follow are gay? So I think sexuality has been broached but using a backhanded method. And TopIdol you mentioned his Glam Fierceness. That is also an allusion to Adam’s sexuality, make no mistake. Maybe you can’t admit it even to yourself, but to a casual reader, your point and Verbally Dyslexic’s POV comes across loud and clear.

          • TopIdol permalink
            September 27, 2009 4:25 pm

            Glam Fierceness was a reference to stuff I’ve heard Lamberts talk about in describing him. All the “Dark Diva from Planet Fierce” stuff.

            Neither Verbally Dyslexic, myself, or anybody else on this blog care if Adam Lambert is gay. In fact, I think most of us were excited to have an openly gay Idol contestant. The Claymates are referenced when talking about Glamberts (Lambert Fans, all groups) because they are gaining infamy for their OTT behavior, including many who can’t get over the fact the guy came in second. Those are the similarities. It has nothing to do with either Clay Aiken of Adam Lambert’s sexuality. The fact many of these fans draw these conclusions in the first place is kind of disturbing.

            • Lambertfan57 permalink
              September 27, 2009 5:05 pm

              I sincerely hope you are right about no one caring about an Idol’s sexuality, but your characterization and Verbally Dyslexic’s characterization of all of Adam’s fans as OTT batshit crazy fans is empirically ridiculous, so don’t be surprised if you get a huge backlash over your ridiculous attack on the Glambs and other Adam fans.

              If you had done your research and had followed Adams tweets and interviews you would know that he has hinted at “surprises” coming. Then if fans hear his “Mad World” being used on promos for “Flash Forward” plus the location of the stadium the trenchcoated figure appeared in (which coincided with an Adam tour date / location, plus the fact the figure is quite obviously Adamesque in dress, hair, coloring, and movement, why shouldn’t Adams fans add all that up to mean that Adam was featured in a shadowy cameo on the show? You’re on the outside looking in, obviously or you would have understood why Adam’s fans might jump to this conclusion. It really isn’t out of the realm of possibilities since Adam is fairly well-known now in the business and has a good number of fans counted among the Who’s Who of celebs. Did you miss Brian May’s comments on Adams’ 2012 song? Katie Perry’s cape? I’m thinking that YOU are the one that has underestimated Adam AND Adam’s fans.

              • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
                September 27, 2009 6:52 pm

                Let me break it down for you. Pilots for new TV shows are usually shot in March latest for a May preview at Upfronts in NY or Screenings in LA. The lucky ones get picked up for the September or mid-season lineup.

                Also, Keanu Reeves did the black trenchcoat thing waaay back. I’d say he’s a bigger star than Adam Lambert, regardless of talent.

                No, I did not miss either Brian May’s comments or Katy Perry’s cape (I am also not a fan of her OTT style, just saying). How can I miss it when it has been mentioned in countless comments in countless articles by OTT fans? And how in the world did you derive from my comment that I made a generalisation of all Adam’s fans as OTT? The same way you concluded I am homophobic?

              • whyamihere permalink
                September 28, 2009 1:53 pm


            • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
              September 27, 2009 6:38 pm

              Personally, I don’t give a rat’s ass if a singer is gay or straight or is into strange sexual behaviours, it’s a non-issue to me. Yet it seems some people turn to it as an excuse when someone disagrees with their choice. I just don’t enjoy Adam’s musical style and taste. I don’t make fun of it, and I don’t trash it. To each their own.

              But the fans are something else. I don’t understand the need to spam popularity polls, or hijack the comments thread for unrelated news just to declare their favourite singer the best in the world. It just affirms a casual reader’s belief that Idol fans are an overinvested lot.

              • TopIdol permalink
                September 27, 2009 6:57 pm

                I sometimes see a lot of this in anti-Tom Cruise blog posts/polls. There will always be a crapload of Scientologists to go comment how awesome he is and how people should leave him, Katiebot and Suri alone.

                • September 27, 2009 7:35 pm

                  *makes more popcorn* I love how they keep proving just how deranged they are.

                  • Trish permalink
                    September 28, 2009 1:26 am

                    Can I have some of your popcorn? I find all comments funny, but sure don’t like the ones putting anyone down. Be funny, witty, not nasty.

                  • rickey permalink
                    September 28, 2009 8:39 am

                    you are living up to your name idletard.

                  • September 28, 2009 10:40 am

                    LOL! I am as crazy as batshit about Adam – guilty. But I love your comments. And try not to choke on your popcorn honey.

            • Claire permalink
              September 27, 2009 9:03 pm

              Didn’t Adam’s brother call him The Glittery Alien From Planet Fierce on his blog?

        • Trish permalink
          September 28, 2009 1:15 am

          I agree about people need to stop with the “Spewing the “you’re a homophobe if you don’t like Adam Lambert” bullshit is ridiculous. NO ONE CARES THAT ADAM LAMBERT IS GAY. By constantly calling people homophobes, YOU’RE the ones making it an issue”. Yeah I agree with all you wrote about that.

      • Verbally Dyslexic permalink
        September 27, 2009 6:07 pm

        You are right, there’s no way I can argue with the most articulate piece ever written. Obviously I am a homophobe and have a narrow view of the world because I don’t think Adam Lambert is the greatest thing to come out of the music business. And obviously my reference to Claymates alludes to his sexual orientation and nothing to do with the fact that he was also a frontrunner who ended up in second place and was one of the earliest Idol contestants to attract the OTT fans. I bow to your impeccable logic.

        I hope you come back and read this post in a year’s time, or three months after Adam Lambert’s CD is released. To gloat, of course, but you probably know that already, having a higher viewpoint and all.

      • September 27, 2009 6:29 pm

        There has NEVER been an Idol before Adam who stirred up the amount of interest.


        Oh honey, surely you jest. This level of stupid has been around since Clay was on the show. You’re nothing new.

      • bittercakes permalink
        September 27, 2009 8:53 pm

        For the love of sanity, someone save us all from the Wackberts. They’re may not be the largest fan group, but they’re by far the screechiest.

        Interesting tidbit: Taylor Hicks was on the cover of People Magazine (their “Hottest Bachelors” issue no less). People has double the circulation of Rolling Stone.

        • September 28, 2009 1:04 pm

          My favourite quote from this whole page “For the love of sanity, someone save us all from the Wackberts!”. there’s some talented comediennes here. Love it. More please.

      • LuvBadKaraoke permalink
        September 28, 2009 4:27 am

        And Adam will fail – like most of the rest of them. When he does, please send all of your donations to the mental health facilities which is where you will be turning.

        And lastly, Idol is on Fox – why in the HELL would the tour promotion people sponsoring the AI tour- as seen on FOX- let him film something for ABC? I’m sure he was in some type of contract.

        Grasp reality, hug your family (remember them), and get a life people. Adam was part of a stupid TV show. Most of the population doesn’t even remember who the hell he is.

        • JRZGRL1 permalink
          September 28, 2009 6:06 pm

          Ooh, can I get your crystal ball? “Adam will fail” – do you have some predictions about the economy? health care reform? when the end of the world will occur (is it 12/21/2012 or, as I saw on a pamphlet that I picked up recently, 5/21/2011)? I am tired of mean-spirited people (and you would be one of them) saying that Adam will fail. How do you know? How do you define failure? By all accounts based on what’s happened so far, I don’t think Adam has failed. What other American Idol contestant, winner or runner-up, has received the attention and support that Adam has? Why do you think that might be? Can’t possibly be because he is one of the most talented performers to appear in quite a while? I’m 54 years old, I’m a musician/singer, have taken lessons for the past 7 years from arguably the best teacher in the Southeast (who by the way also loves Adam). Anyone who knows anything about singing knows that Adam is an incredible singer. And this is the last post I’m going to make on this page. You naysayers can just knock yourself out with your negativity. The rest of us are going to have a heck of a time enjoying what Adam is going to do for years to come.

        • Trish permalink
          September 28, 2009 9:45 pm

          If by failing you mean that Adam is number two in sales at Amazon for his preorder Cd, then yeah he is failing. Man let me fail like he does too. I can be rich while doing it!

  77. drea permalink
    September 27, 2009 1:32 am

    seriously, 95% of adam fans were just having fun. it’s hard out there after tour and before the single.not much’s sorta stupid and nitpicky to make fun of people joking around. chill dude.

    • Adamnesia permalink
      September 27, 2009 2:42 am

      Agree. I’m glad the tour is over, and can get back on with my life again. Before this past year, I would spend about 5-10% of my free time watching a few fav shows a week, taking in a movie now and then, or surfing the web for on a variety of topics that tickled my fancy. My schedule beyond work and household duties revolves mostly with running my kids around to their activities, bonding time with my dogs, and staying connected to family and friends. This past year though, if it didn’t involve Adam somehow, it mostly didn’t catch my interest. I’ve never been like this about any rising or established star. I’ve gotten to the place where I only give into this indulgence of surfing web once to twice a week, usually late like this, but as you can still see it is about Adam. This has been some crazy batshit, and I don’t take the slurs personal. I was a little worried myself, why such the reaction, then just let go with it.

  78. Brenda Lee permalink
    September 27, 2009 1:15 am

    Rickey….I was signing off when I saw your post..Thank God you are not THAT Rickey!!! I agree with you..what’s the big deal if some of his fans want to fantasize. I doubt they really believe it. Most of it is in fun any way. So what… no harm no foul. I do take offense when bloggers start calling ALL his fans bat crazy shit. When fans talk amongst themselves they do so thinking they are not being monitored and analyzed. They are just doing it in fun and not taking it seriously. It’s yellow jouralism when someone takes it and exploits it.

    • TopIdol permalink
      September 27, 2009 1:23 am

      I probably would never have seen had it not popped up in my inbox. I didn’t take it from a message board, but a public blog which, I believe, also discussed whether or not they were a cult earlier this week…but kind of missing the definition of cult.

      I’ll repeat myself again — I do not think all Lambert fans are nuts. I just think the over-the-top ones give the others a bad name. Especially when they inundate the comment threads on articles on non-Adam-related topics with all the ADAM ADAM ADAM rhetoric.

      • Vicky permalink
        September 27, 2009 8:29 pm

        Angry girl,
        If you are talking about the same site and the Glambs discussing if Adam’s fans a cult or not, you should go to the optician and get new glasses…. If you are going to write about anything, make a decent attempt to “study the topic”… There were a lot of definitions of “cult” given during their discussion.
        As far I understand you are surfing the Internet with the only goal: to find any polemics to mock at and give vent to your bile….
        Poor thing. .. Get a life!!!

    • rickey permalink
      September 27, 2009 1:24 am

      oh yeah! fans are being monitored and analyzed. The AO site should be for adam’s fans only. Fans that are giving out their opini0ns. but nobody is forcing the issue or making much out of it. they are discussing amongst themselves. TopIdol needs to chill. i was kinda wondering after i read this article, is it that deep???

      • Sherena permalink
        September 27, 2009 1:37 am

        ~It ain’t that deep man~

        But whatever, people have a right to express their frustration with Adam fans. I would’ve appreciated it if this thread said “Some Glamberts” instead of “Glamberts” though. I think ALL Glamberts, and to a lesser extent all Adam fans, have been catching some flak lately from a stereotype that most of them don’t merit. The ONTD_AI folks are pretty tough on Glamberts too.

      • TopIdol permalink
        September 27, 2009 1:47 am

        Sometimes I just gotta go with what’s out there. If I see something and it makes me think, hmmm…then I run with it. A lot of people seemed to believe it / assume people watched the show b/c they were waiting for his song. This is what I thought was amusing.

        A lot of what several of you perceive as “anger” is more cynical snark than anything else. And I’m sure that will lead to several comments about how I “may think I’m snarky but I’m not funny”. Yawn. I’ve read it before. I believe it was this time last year and the Idol fans were those of Jason Castro’s.

        Its difficult after the tour, I get it. It’s part of the reason I’ve been trying to blog about other stuff. But I need to have the occasional post thrown in about Idol-related happenings/nonsense.

        • rickey permalink
          September 27, 2009 1:55 am

          right, right!

          yawn back at you. whooooops sorry!

  79. Adamnesia permalink
    September 27, 2009 1:08 am

    HOLY BATSHIT! This makes sense now why so many of us have developed adamnesia. We must of all blacked out for 2 min. 17 sec.

    • TopIdol permalink
      September 27, 2009 1:10 am

      Is Adamnesia a direct result of Adamgasms?

      • Adamnesia permalink
        September 27, 2009 1:14 am

        I can’t remember. I just know I got it, and in a “bad” way. Um, I mean good way.

      • rickey permalink
        September 27, 2009 1:14 am

        we should have TopIdolnesia where we can all forget you ever exist!

  80. rickey permalink
    September 27, 2009 1:07 am

    Brenda Lee>>> nope not that rickey. i was trying to be sarcastic in my response to B. why all the fuss if adam’s fans want to fantasize about him being in FF? is his fanbase really that huge that it could create an impact? TopIdol obviously thinks NOT. again why the fuss? let the fans have their illusions and disappointments. i think every celebrity has his/her own share of crazy fans.

  81. Brenda Lee permalink
    September 27, 2009 1:05 am

    Ok, Out of here. It’s getting real childish between Rickey and Top Idol making fun of Adam fans. No one reads Rickey’s blog I’ll have to remember to stop reading this one too. Way too childish.

    • rickey permalink
      September 27, 2009 1:10 am

      im not kidding. i am really not that rickey. god forbid! i stopped listening to his cellcast when AO had their own adamcast. even saw the last concert.

  82. Sherena permalink
    September 27, 2009 1:04 am

    LOL I don’t think anyone seriously thinks it was Adam. You know, beyond a few crazies, it’s just fun to speculate.

    • Sherena permalink
      September 27, 2009 1:07 am

      Btw: I like how big the gravatars show up on your website! Mine’s especially pretty up close, I have to say 😛

  83. Brenda Lee permalink
    September 27, 2009 12:57 am

    Rickey are you the rickey with your own blog? The one with the cellcast The bitter one? The one everyone laughs about?

    • TopIdol permalink
      September 27, 2009 1:09 am

      Nah. Different IP and a decidedly female email.

  84. rickey permalink
    September 27, 2009 12:52 am

    B>>>> nope i don’t think the glamberts have thought of that yet. i’ll suggest it in AO site.

  85. September 27, 2009 12:47 am

    So does the novel from which the show is based on have anything to do with Adam too?

    • TopIdol permalink
      September 27, 2009 12:56 am

      Ha. I had forgotten about the novel! Although obviously the author KNEW Adam Lambert was gonna be big, so he wrote a novel featuring him.

      • September 28, 2009 7:37 am

        Yes, I believe the author knew Adam from his Zodiac club performances and was so inspired he couldnt resist placing him as the central character of his new book. I believe also that he insisted that it would be Adam Lambert acting the part, not some lookalike otherwise he would not allow it to be filmed. Fact.

  86. rickey permalink
    September 27, 2009 12:44 am

    yep some fans are really getting carried away by all this. part of the hoopla that always surrounds adam. but u media guys contibute to it. u like to fan the fires. if u would just ignore adam lambert, his fans wouldn’t be this “crazy”. be fair. fans are only reacting to the hype u are continuously creating.

  87. Anna permalink
    September 27, 2009 12:34 am

    You’re just angry. Not funny. Not insightful. Not entertaining. Just angry. And it gets boring really fast. I saw you at that concert…And I understand now…Just saying…

  88. Brenda Lee permalink
    September 27, 2009 12:25 am

    Ok, I see. Yes, as in ANY fanbase some fans are over the top. I guess my complaint was you painted a picture as if all fans were over the top. Most of his fans are grounded and based in reality. Some are just having fun with it and yes some get carried away. But all believe he is really talented. The song from the trailer was Adam’s voice and yes a few read something into it. But a lot was in gest and nothing more. Thanks though for taking the time to explain your position.

    • September 27, 2009 6:27 pm

      Most of his fans are grounded and based in reality


      • September 28, 2009 7:32 am

        YEP! And as soon as our Fierce Glittery Alien leader releases us from our padded cells, we will show you just how rational we are! LOL

        • GlitterAdamfaneyes1 permalink
          September 28, 2009 7:50 pm

          Your so right, when will we be released though? I have more glitter to put on! Mine came off when I banged my head against the soft padding……..and because I thought I saw our leader too. 😉

  89. Marilyn permalink
    September 27, 2009 12:23 am

    You forgot to mention that LOST fans think the mystery man is Jacob, Twilight fans think it is Edward, Heroes think he is from a character there, and who knows what else. Let some kids have fun, yes they tend to get caught up in the hype, but so what it’s not hurting anyone.

    • Cuban Nerd permalink
      September 27, 2009 4:31 pm

      LOL, hahaha, you’re right. Besides it’s fun to speculate.

    • September 27, 2009 6:26 pm

      In the case of Madam frauen, it’s not kids. It’s grannies.

      • September 28, 2009 7:28 am

        Ouch! That hurts 😦

        But yaknow, grannies, cougars, glittery knickers, bitterberts – throw em all our way! This is all so funny. Really, I laugh at these idol wars. I really can’t get offended. Adam gives me so much pleasure and entertainment, the haters add a bit of drama, and seriously I do laugh out loud at the insults and this article especially has me rolling up. I am not being sarcastic, I genuinely found this hilarious, specially the glittery pants, the Obama reference and that we see Adam in everything. Funny cos it strikes a chord of truth. Just having a lot of fun – hope you haters havin as much fun as us fans. And sensitive Adam fans please don’t take any of this article to heart – no such thing as bad publicity!

        • TexasWannaHoldHim permalink
          September 28, 2009 3:41 pm

          Lamberkitten, love your attitude! Wearing my glitter panties and ROFL!

      • Gene permalink
        September 28, 2009 7:40 am

        Grannies? LOL You ovbiously never visited ONTD_AI.

  90. September 27, 2009 12:10 am

    Wait a second TopIdol. Are you trying to tell me that Adam didn’t invent the emo hair and dark coat look? Are you implying that that style has been around for quite a while now, years even? How dare you, I say, How. Dare. You. Don’t you know everything he does is original?

    Do like his version of MW, but I’m not sure why some think using 20 sec. in a trailer means he is an integral part of the show, but then again I don’t speak crazy.

    Thanks for posting that 1st clip though. I’ve been hearing good things about this show for a while now. I wasn’t going to watch any new shows this year, but now I’m intrigued.

    • JRZGRL1 permalink
      September 28, 2009 11:33 am

      It’s utterly mind-boggling to me that ANYONE could label Adam Lambert’s performance as “forgettable”. The only way, in my opinion, that someone could think Adam’s performance “forgettable” (I saw it twice – in Charlotte & Philadelphia) is if they had ingested a HUGE quantity of a benzodiazpine (Valium, Xanax, Klonopin) beforehand. Then they would just not remember. Which by inference would make the performance forgettable. It’s the only explanation.

      • andi permalink
        October 5, 2009 10:45 am

        I have to admit, Adam’s performance in Manchester, N.H., the last of the AI tour was forgettable to me. Now listen to why it was…..I sat next to another Adam fan and we were downing the beers and getting all excited for his performance…I drank so much I had a blackout. My friend who drove me there said I had a good time though. My new friend and I danced to all of Adam’s music. Don’t remember a thing! 😦 At least I saw him at the Portland, Me. concert!

  91. Skyla permalink
    September 26, 2009 11:53 pm

    I heard “Mad World” during the ABC promo, NOT on I-tunes. I remember running to the living room to watch the TV and see who was playing Adam’s version of “Mad World”. It was ABC and the promo for FlashForward.

  92. Brenda Lee permalink
    September 26, 2009 11:52 pm

    SO some of his fans where having fun with it so what? Or maybe one or two were getting carried away so what? Why the hair across your ass? Why such a bitchy attitude especially toward the end of your article? Wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Chill baby, chill. I can go to any fan site for any singer or actor and find a few out there posts but to write a whole article on it and label everyone as thinking the same way? Sterotyping much are we?

    • TopIdol permalink
      September 27, 2009 12:04 am

      I find things to write about, if the mood strikes. I’m not trolling for information or going out of my way to be bitchy. This popped up in my Google Alerts (Yes. I have one set to Adam Lambert because I write an Idol-centric blog.) and I clicked it wondering what the hell it was all about. I thought it was ridiculous, sorry. I don’t know if I would ever have even thought of Adam Lambert when looking at the guy in the show.

      The reason I write about stuff like this is because it amuses and amazes me. Some of the fanatical things I’ve seen written about Idol contestants, I’ve never seen written anywhere else. So yes, when something jumps out at me as particularly over-the-top (Mainly when it relates to something else, like a random association with another TV show, that sort of thing), I write about it.

      Do I think all Adam Lambert fans are nuts? NO. Just the ones who are unable to maintain any semblance of reason, rational behavior or reality. Which maybe began to amuse / annoy me even more so after I was branded a hater & a homophobe who should be brought up on attempted murder charges. All for no apparent reason whatsoever and most likely because I thought his performance in Boston was forgettable.

      I have no problem with Adam Lambert. I like the guy. But his over-the-top fans are ridiculous.

      • September 27, 2009 5:05 pm

        If you don’t like them, why are you reading their posts? Can’t have it both ways, dude. No one will ever go ‘over the top’ talking about you in a positive way! It’s funny how some people take someone else’s success as a slam to themselves.

        • September 27, 2009 6:26 pm

          Cute, this one uses tard cliche # 3

          U R JELLIS!

        • wino permalink
          September 28, 2009 7:16 pm

          pot please meet your friend the kettle.

      • Zingo permalink
        September 27, 2009 5:51 pm

        I am a sane totally rational fan of that sexy handsome talented hot charismatic Adam Lambert. I had no idea his royal hotness was about to be appointed Secretary of Glam Fierceness by President Obama. What wonderful news although he should be the Czar of Hotness. I think I will pack my glitter panties fly to Washington and lobby for Adam Lambert to be in charge of all glitter distribution also! I am really torn about leaving with so many new shows coming out. Adam will appear somewhere in each one he has been intricately placed somewhere everywhere I look. Just wanted to post so you would see we are a rational sane glittery pantie wearing Adam loving bunch of great fans.

  93. Tori permalink
    September 26, 2009 11:39 pm

    Yeah, okay, some Glamberts are a little over-the-top in suggesting that the pilot episode of Flash Forward got high ratings because one promo used Adam Lambert’s version of Mad World, not because it has a fascinating premise, a stellar writing crew and JOSEPH FIENNES. I’m a Lambert fan, but I tuned in to Flash Forward because of Joseph Fiennes, not to hear a song I’ve heard a gazillion times, now. (I’m pretty sure that promo did air on ABC a few times, though.)

    Still, I think it is an interesting coincidence that, having used Adam Lambert’s version of Mad World, not the Michael Andrews/Gary Jules version, for instance, that this footage then appears in the episode of SOME guy sporting a long coat and emo haircut. I wouldn’t want to bet the farm that it is, in fact, Adam Lambert, but I don’t know that I think it’s impossible either.

    • TopIdol permalink
      September 26, 2009 11:53 pm

      I think the reason his version was used had more to do with securing rights than anything else. (Only non-ABC shows have used the Andrews/Jules version) I’m not knocking his version (although I have never cared for the ending, but I hate the way most Idol songs end — which I blame on lazy arranging to compensate for the fact the songs have to be what, 1:30-2:00 long?), I just think it is ridiculous to claim Adam Lambert has anything to do with Flash Forward.

      I’m know Adam Lambert has a considerable about of fans but not even close enough to account for several millions of viewers. There are lots of people in this country who still have ZERO idea who Adam Lambert is. And they will not know who he is after his album is released. Or maybe they have heard of him, but will never hear his music. And LOTS of young men look like the guy shown in the show.

      (As a fan of both Fiennes and John Cho, I can’t watch to watch the show. I need to just delete The Office and fit it have it record opposite Fringe on Thursday nights.)

      • sammy permalink
        September 27, 2009 8:44 am

        TopIdol wtf do you even mean securing rights? Adam STILL doesn’t have the rights to Mad World, it’s still a Gary Jules (or whoever) song so they’d still have to get permission from the publisher of the song not the singer. your logic is flawed as to why they used it. They used it because Adam’s version caused such a stir in the media. They knew it would get attention. it’s really not rocket science.

        • d. b. cooper permalink
          September 28, 2009 12:44 am

          It’s a Tears For Fears song. Good Lord.

          The show would need to get permission from the writers (or the publishing company that administers the rights) to use the song, then get permission from the record company to use the recording. It was probably easier to get the rights to Lambert’s version than to TFF’s or Gary Jules’ version. SMH.

      • JRZGRL1 permalink
        September 28, 2009 11:29 am

        You’re right – there are a lot of people in this country who do not know who Adam Lambert is. I was recently in Alaska & met a woman in Juneau who had not heard of him. Fortunately, I had the AI videos on my iPhone & was able to show her what I was talking about. Her comment was “He’s so hot”. Guess what? He really is hot. And talented. And nice. Nicer than you.

        • wino permalink
          September 28, 2009 7:16 pm

          Guess what? nobody cares. only AI fans and fat chicks living in trailers are this passionate when it comes to a person they never met.

  94. Laura permalink
    September 26, 2009 11:37 pm

    Hate much? Geez! No, Mad Word isn’t an Adam original, but they chose to use his version didn’t they? That’s because the boy can sang! You sure know alot about Adam and his fans to be such a hater!

    • Claire permalink
      September 27, 2009 12:37 am

      You don’t have to be a “hater” Idol blogger or even an Idol viewer to know a lot about Adam’s fans. Adam’s fans tend to flood comments sections of not only AI articles, but articles that have absolutely nothing to do with him. For example, there was a recent article on about Slash jamming with Dave Grohl and Duff McKagan, but about 90% of the comments were from Adam fans proclaiming that he is OMGTHEBESTESTSINGERINTHEWORLD!!!ELEVEN!!! Fans of Velvet Revolver/G’n’R who wouldn’t be caught dead watching Idol now know that there’s some dude named Adam who attracted some batshit crazy fans.

      • rickey permalink
        September 27, 2009 1:29 am

        hahaha your comment is funny. the last sentence especially cracked me up!

  95. Sue permalink
    September 26, 2009 11:17 pm

    What kind of writer are you??? You sound like you have alot of hatred inside. It sounded to me like those Adam Lambert fans were having alot of fun and fantasizing…what the heck is wrong with that?? Seriously, I think that you’re the only one who’s “batshit crazy”, sorry, just my opinion!

  96. bea permalink
    September 26, 2009 11:13 pm

    Is there a point to this article? Looks like you’re just another person getting attention for themselves using Adam.

    btw, thanx for adding the pic

  97. Wicked Glitter permalink
    September 26, 2009 10:39 pm

    WTF why isn’t there a picture of Adam Lambert posted here? This crazy bitch wants to see a picture of Adam!

    • TopIdol permalink
      September 26, 2009 10:43 pm

      I just added one. Happy? 🙂

      • September 27, 2009 6:23 pm

        Ooooo here’s where all the crazies are living! Wow, TI, I hope you charged up your cattleprod to keep the freaks in line.

        • JRZGRL1 permalink
          September 28, 2009 11:27 am

          Nicely said, Idletard. You never know when you might need that cattleprod.

  98. Claire permalink
    September 26, 2009 10:11 pm

    “Yes, this preview used Lambert’s version of the song, however, this promo appeared on iTunes — not on ABC.”

    Ok this explains why I have never heard Mad World in the FF promos since I have only seen the ABC spots (and bus shelter posters). I was wondering what the hell these people were all talking about. They had me thinking it would be the theme song and that ABC adored Adam so they promoted the hell out of him.

    • TopIdol permalink
      September 26, 2009 10:19 pm

      They assume his version will be used on an upcoming episode, as it will somehow also be integrated into the mystery of the missing time and black emo trench man. Of course, the only reason Flash Forward got such high ratings was because millions upon millions of viewers were waiting to hear Lambert’s version of Mad World.

      Is your head spinning, too?

      • Trish permalink
        September 28, 2009 1:07 am

        What kind of reporter are you? Does it make you feel all important to put down a group of people who are fans? Why are you so nasty to these individuals? I am one of them. You should be ashamed of yourself for being so all high and mighty. Don’t look down on others because they might not conform to what you think of as “normal”. BTW, there is a difference between Glams and Glamberts. They are two totally differnt groups. And one final note, ABC did use Adam’s version that he used on Idol, Mad World, on the promo’s for Fast Forward. I have seen them and heard them as well. So get your facts straight before you comment about anything…….

        • JRZGRL1 permalink
          September 28, 2009 11:26 am

          This person is not a reporter. He’s a blogger. Which means because he has access to the Internet he can get on here & spout nonsense without consequences. But hey – it’s a free country. But anyone who makes a point by saying “Shut up” is running short of ideas that are worth anything.

    • sammy permalink
      September 27, 2009 8:40 am

      actually Clarie, Adam’s Mad World was used in the promos on ABC, I saw it myself several times.

      That’s not Adam in the final scenes of FF but it is obvious that the “mystery man” does have very similar phyisical characteristics as Adam…

      The show DID use his song for their promos throughout the summer so it’s not like the fans just “suddenly” thought he had a connection to the show.

      What I’m more amazed about than the glamberts speculating that Adam appeared in the last few seconds of a television show (and they are doing this on their own boards I assume) is that you idiots clearly spend all your time LOOKING for way to mock fans of American Idol. I mean really? Is this your life? Wow, that’s impressive. LOL

      • Cuban Nerd permalink
        September 27, 2009 4:23 pm

        I was gonna comment something like you so I’m not gonna repeat it. I think exactly like you. Fans have the right to speculate and to think that guy is Adam. Let’s face it, there are a lot of people, including me, that are obsessed with him. I don’t think is him but whoever that guy is. He really looks like Lambert. And people like this topIdol, waste their time bashing fans.

        • wino permalink
          September 28, 2009 7:13 pm

          Yup, people have the right to speculate. But we also have the right to make fun of you for being so stupid. I hope are under the age of 16, otherwise, I am embarrassed for you.



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