Adam Lambert Encouraged to Be 'As Flamboyant' As He Pleases By Promo-Hungry 20/20 Producer


Of the many young luminaries to walk the red carpet at this year's Hollywood Life Young Hollywood Awards, none caused quite the stir that Artist of the Year Adam Lambert did, his late arrival setting off a flurry of flashbulbs and shouted questions, all of which he took in stride. (Accepting the award later, he'd observe, "This is crazy. Last year I was living in a studio apartment at Wilcox and Melrose, and worried about whether or not I'd be able to get into Teddy's.")

But none pressed Lambert's goodwill further than a lone producer from ABC's 20/20, who asked the Sexuality League free agent to be "as flamboyant as you want" with an improvised promo. Watch now as Lambert becomes increasingly flustered with each successive take, trying his best to retain his composure without erupting into, "Look -- just watch fucking 20/20, okay?!" before pulling the demanding promo-coach to his crotch and continuing, "THERE! THAT FLAMBOYANT ENOUGH FOR YOU, MR. NEVER-HAPPY BOSSY PANTS?!"

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  • Kyle Buchanan says:

    "Hi, I'm Adamemmm Lambert..." Way to nail that, producer. "Say '20/20!' Hyuck hyuck!" He's not from 20/20 at all! He just rented a camera from Samy's so he could get up there and softly kiss Adam Lambert's face!

  • cindy says:

    Adam is so courteous and sweet. He is just an awesome guy all-around.

  • danette says:

    20/20 losers !!!!!!

  • Maggie says:

    Adam knows how to work with the media. I do lots of local TV news interviews as part of my job. I can tell that he's comfortable and "gets" the process. He knew right away that he could start again and do several takes. Smart, savy guy!

  • stretch65 says: do it again - like a combination of Paul Lynde and Jm J Bullock

  • Gabrielle B. says:

    I really disagree with your choice of words; I have watched the video countless times, and have yet to notice Adam getting "increasingly flustered" with each take. I thought he performed beautifully in the given situation - after all, it was a sporadic request by a rather pushy 20/20 producer. Although he wasn't given a script, I found his attempts to be both hilarious and adorable. He didn't come across as rude or aggravated - overwhelmed, maybe, but not aggravated.

  • Kelly says:

    He is so cute! Love that sheepish grin at the end.

  • wtdp says:

    Awww, he is so cute it hurts to watch him sometimes. How did we live without him

  • glenda says:

    Awww, he's such a natural!! Singer, dancer, actor, tv host - this fellow can do it all & look gorgeous while he's at it!!! I don't see him flustered one little bit in this promo.

  • Zeppelin says:

    "Be as flamboyant as you want" WTF, that's just douchy. Like thanks for telling that it's ok for me to act a certain way for you. Silly man lol.

  • Tracie says:

    Adam is the next best thing to sliced bread and everyone should just mind their business and treat him with respect.
    Adam will be bigger than Elvis (on his way now) and someday all these reporters will be begging and knocking down his door to talk to him. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a home named after him in the next couple of years like Elvis had Graceland.

  • Ruthie says:

    He's such a pro - a natural! I didn't think he looked flustered at all. He's such a good sport, sweet, etc. and soooooooo talented. I can't wait to see what he does in the years to come. He's going to have a GREAT career!

  • Inhaler says:

    All of a sudden he resembles Shia LaBeouf, with make-up.

  • M says:

    Wow. I cannot buh-leeev how polite Adam was. I would not have been as courteous to such an obviously douchey comment.

  • Jill A Gardner says:

    What a douchebag that producer is. First he says "Do whatever you want." Then has that chastising tone in voice when he says "Well, you have to say 20/20."
    If the promo editors have half a brain in their heads they'll figure out a way to use the second take and just overdub Adam's voice saying 20/20.
    Anyone notice the guy barely thanks Adam at the end of it?

  • honowoowoo says:

    That's our Adam ... such a pro!

  • Sarah says:

    Oh god, he's killing me. He is so cute and sexy. He doesn't have to do much for me to melt here like margarine on a pan… LOL

  • Seth Abramovitch says:

    You know, if all your Adam Lambert fanatics are going to comment here, the least you could do is upload some kind of A.L. avatar.
    BTW, look, everyone -- time stamps!

  • stretch65 says:

    Rolling Stone has Adam admitting he is GAY!!! OMG! OMG! OMG!

  • RoRo says:

    In some of these videos from the YHA there is a man (older than Adam) with long blonde hair watching him from the sidelines. Anyone know who this man is and why he's watching Adam? Just curious, like the proverbial cat.