Lambert Digs at Aiken on 'Watch What Happens'
Andy Cohen sparks a bit of 'Idol' runner-up animosity
By Kenny Herzog May 25, 2012 10:53AM
As it turns out, second-place "American Idol" finishers have long memories. And, if the picture of Adam Lambert above is any indication, superlative fashion sense. The current Billboard chart-topper and "Idol" Season 8 phenom stopped by Andy Cohen's unrehearsed chat fest "Watch What Happens Live" last night, and flaunted both his retro-cheetah aesthetic and obvious ambivalence toward "AI" Season 2 finalist Clay Aiken.
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While playing a self-explanatory little game called "Plead the Fifth," Cohen put Lambert on the spot by asking him to say three nice things about the recent "Celebrity Apprentice" runner-up. Adam, clearly not forgetting Aiken's 2009 critique of his "Ring of Fire" interpretation, merely smirked and confirmed he didn't need to invoke his fifth-amendment rights, but simply "can't think of any nice things."
We assume Clay's seen the below footage by now, and can only hope didn't turn to stone.
"Watch What Happens Live" airs Sundays-Thursdays at 11 p.m. ET on Bravo.
Jun 1, 2012 12:45PM
So - Adam & Clay will have a slap-fight, or scratch each others eyes out, and beat on one another with purses, before they cuddle....
Silly maggots -
Silly maggots -
May 26, 2012 8:33AM
Adam did NOT insult Clay. This is just a beat up. Adam simply refused to engage. Clay has been seriously bad mouthing Adam recently in an effort to boost his own career by linking his name to Adam's. The guys running this tv show thought they'd try to bait Adam. It didn't work. He just refused to say anything. Yet people are still acting as tho Adam did something wrong. Sheesh. The guy can't win with you lot. I say Adam showed a lot of class (the pic they've used has nothing to do with this story by the way) - He just grinned because he knew what Bravo were trying to do and made light of it. Adam rarely lets haters bother him - he'd rather laugh at them than get into a fight about it. This event was no exception. I dont know anything about Clay's music, he's not well known in my country - all I know about him is he pretended to be straight and then got outed a while ago. Adam on the other hand is very popular here in our part of the world and rightly so. He has an awesome voice and a lovely personality - despite the efforts of some sections of the media (and butt-hurt fans of other "ex-idol contestants) to pretend otherwise.
May 25, 2012 6:42PM
Aw come on, can't you guys be nice to each other? I really liked Clay Aiken when he was on Idol, and I really like Adam Lambert too, so that saddens me a little.
May 25, 2012 6:26PM
That was hilarious! What comes around, goes around-Clay. Ahem.
They are both excellent singers, two of the best voices ever, not just from Idol.
May 25, 2012 5:14PM
Too bad Adam can't even come close to Clay's perfect voice and his class act. Adam is a troll and his singing (screaming) is of no talent. Adam is a loser!!!
May 25, 2012 3:29PM
That's just great. Gays attacking gays. Before the slapfest begins, reality needs to smack down both of them. Neither have any talent. Both are repulsive. ...And one singing with a legendary band that it is a insult to the original members of the band. Did I also mention that AI stinks?
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