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Happy birthday, Adam Lambert! Time for a news-link party

January 29, 2010 |  9:52 am

Adam in white Adam Lambert turns 28 today, and the Ministry of Gossip is having a link party to celebrate. 

His album, "For Your Entertainment," was last week's bestseller, and downloads of the single "Whataya Want From Me" (the video is embedded below) got a boost after he appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," where he recognized the fleeting nature of fame and promised to enjoy every moment of his time in the spotlight.

He'll also be on the Grammys red carpet Sunday with "Entertainment Tonight," critiquing the fashions. "I'm overly honest, so that will probably show through," he tells ET. "I won't be mean, though. I'm not mean."

SoCal locals might want to know that tickets go (or, depending on when you're reading this, went) on sale at 10 today (count the minutes!) for his show at the Fantasy Springs Resort Hotel and Casino in Indio, although judging by the tone of this report, not all the locals are aware that Adam might have a few fans interested in showing up.

Out on the "For Your Entertainment" tour, Adam sat down for a manicure with a reporter in Toronto.

Yes, both of them had their nails done -- check out the fun picture (and fun story) at the link above. As he told National Post reporter Ben Kaplan:

"I like playing dress-up, I like going out, I like taking pride in how I look," he says, citing David Bowie, Boy George, Mötley Crüe and Michael Jackson as influences. "My look is androgynous and over-the-top, but makeup and nail polish are just part of the story. Musicians used to want to feel sexy, I honestly don't know what changed."

Glammy is featured in the VMan magazine that hit newsstands Thursday, along with Justin Bieber and others. Those "exclusive" pics that showed up online Jan. 26? The Ministry had them Jan. 25, with a video to boot. Go figure.

Back to that birthday thing -- as fan group's already know, Adam's cause of choice is arts education in schools, and through DonorsChoose.org, a special birthday giving page has been established. 

Happy birthday, Mr. Lambert!

-- Christie D'Zurilla


Photo: Adam Lambert arrives at the Art of Elysium's 3rd Annual Black Tie Charity Gala "Heaven" on Jan. 16, 2010 in Beverly Hills. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images.

Step into the Ministry's glittery gallery of all things Adam Lambert:

Adam Lambert, Justin Bieber in VMan [pictures and video]

Art of Elysium: Adam Lambert parties in a paved paradise (designed by Shepard Fairey)

Adam Lambert: An ex-fat, ex-closeted, ex-redhead who's 'very normal' on 'Chelsea Lately. Funny too.

Adam Lambert, shiny and fab for Gridlock 2009 (with a flashback to NYE 2008 at Upright Cabaret)

Adam Lambert manages no controversy, mucho swag at Z100 Jingle Ball

Barbara Walters' '10 Most Fascinating People of 2009': observations, and a poll

PREACH IT! Just for you, ABC, a post about Adam Lambert that is Totally Not Gay

'The View' breaks down Adam Lambert's AMA performance [VIDEO]

Adam Lambert performs 'Whataya Want From Me' on Letterman's show. World does not end.

Adam Lambert on 'The Early Show' -- no apologies, and a visit from Mom [VIDEO]

 Adam Lambert was 'really in the moment' when he kissed a guy on the AMAs

Adam Lambert at the AMAs: Could we see this performance coming?

Poll: Adam Lambert's AMA performance: provocative or porn?

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