Adam Lambert: An ex-fat, ex-closeted, ex-redhead who's 'very normal' on 'Chelsea Lately' -- and funny too
It's one thing to hear Adam Lambert sing. Another to watch him spontaneously smooch a guy while performing on national TV. And it's yet another to hear him sit down and chat it out like a "very normal" person, as he did with Chelsea Handler on Wednesday night.
As his fans know, the apparently too-hot-to-touch Adam can actually -- gasp! -- speak in full sentences, crack self-aware jokes in his own sarcastic vein and be calmly and coolly forthcoming about things in his life that some might find scandalous or unexpected.
His low-key advice Wednesday night on "Chelsea Lately"? "Protect the children."
Protect them from what, exactly?
Best we can figure, they need protecting from discussions of drugs (he talks about tripping on acid while plotting the course of his pre-"Idol" career, and about how Rolling Stone took liberties with the story), of gays (he needles Chelsea for making the classic "all gays like all gays" faux pas when knee-jerk introducing him, during the interview, to her "staff homosexual") and of trips one may or may not have taken with Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson (there weren't any).
And, hey, do we need to save the children from Lady Gaga? Probably not. According to Adam and Chelsea, the singer takes herself very seriously.
So about that red hair -- it's long gone: "Opie doesn't do rock 'n' roll."
Wise choice, Adam.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Adam Lambert at the Z100 Jingle Ball 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York on Dec. 11. Credit: Jason Kempin / Getty Images.
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