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'American Girl' Bonnie McKee has a lot of famous friends -- watch Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Macklemore, KISS, and more make lipdub cameos

When you write hit songs for some of the biggest artists on the Hot 100, they kind of owe you one, don’t they? And it looks like Bonnie McKee may have found a way to get a whole lot of pop superstars to repay the favor. Plus: Joan Rivers.

McKee, who has written songs like Katy Perry’s “Part of Me,” Ke$ha’s “C’mon,” and most of Britney’s Femme Fatale album, is the latest pop songwriter to cross over to center stage, following the footsteps of writers-turned-artists (and frequently also still writers) Jessie J, Sia, and Skylar Grey.

In the “American Girl” video released today, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Kathy Griffin, Macklemore, Joan Rivers, Karmin, George Takei, Adam Lambert, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jenny McCarthy, KISS, Jason Derulo, Jewel, Tommy Lee, Sirah, Taio Cruz, Jane Lynch, and more all pop in to lipsync lines like “I was raised by a television/Every day is a competition.” McKee also sings about falling in love at a 7-11. America! Watch it below: READ FULL STORY

Rebecca Black is the latest to cover Rihanna's 'Stay' -- We round up (and rank) other notable covers

Rihanna’s “Stay” is here to stay … one way or another.

When RiRi performed the slow-burn ballad solo on SNL earlier this year, and then again with Mikky Ekko at the Grammys in February, America got to see a new, more vulnerable side to the perpetually hard-shelled pop diva.

And America has gotten to see a whole lot of “Stay” covers, too; from Vin Diesel’s indescribable basement-karaoke rendition to Rebecca Black’s latest bid for relevancy, we’ve rounded up the most memorable ones thus far:


Album Sales: Adam Lambert tops the Billboard charts, beating out Adele and Carrie Underwood

An American Idol runner-up replaced an Idol winner atop the Billboard 200 this week, as Adam Lambert dethroned Carrie Underwood with his sophomore album Trespassing, which sold 77,000 copies in its first week.

With his No. 1 debut and 77,000 copies sold, many are touting that this makes Lambert the first openly gay artist to ever top the albums chart (another gay Idol contestant, Clay Aiken, topped the Billboard 200 with Measure of a Man, which debuted with 613,000 copies sold in 2003, but he didn’t come out until 2008). Still, it’s a landmark achievement.

Other Top 10 debuts included Tenacious D’s The Rise of Fenix and Beach House’s Bloom, but despite the newcomers, overall sales were relatively soft.  Check out the full Top 10 below: READ FULL STORY

Adam Lambert's second album, 'Trespassing,' hits today: EW rides along on his promotional tour


What’s a typical day like for Adam Lambert? We tagged along with the the Idol alum turned Grammy-nominated solo star — whose second studio album, Trespassing, hits stores today — as he juiced, jogged, and hung with Jimmy Kimmel on a recent Thursday in Los Angeles.

1:06 a.m. Send early-morning tweet @adamlambert: “So excited to perform on @jimmykimmel tomorrow…er tonight. Thats my cue to get to sleep. See you all onstage! :)” Reply from @jimmykimmel three minutes later: “yes – GO TO SLEEP! (I am very demanding)”

10:30 a.m. Wake up, get juiced “I actually did a cleanse last week, and I have a juicer that I’m obsessed with. I try to have a fresh vegetable juice everyday. I did a mixture of beets, carrots, celery, apples, lemon, and ginger. All those things are supposed to be really good for you.”

11:30 a.m. Quick jog around the Hollywood Hills with his boyfriend, Finnish reality star Sauli Koskinen “I listened to some good music, moving around the neighborhood. It was dance music, to keep me on task.”


Adam Lambert announces 'Never Close Our Eyes' as second single from 'Trespassing': Is this a better direction for him?

Yesterday, Adam Lambert announced on Twitter that the second single from his delayed sophomore album Trespassing will be “Never Close Our Eyes.”

The album’s first officially released cut, “Better Than I Know Myself,” a melancholy pop-rock track that felt like a rejected Pink demo, failed to catch on with listeners and never muscled its way up the charts (it topped out at number 76 on the Billboard Hot 100).

“Never Close Our Eyes,” on the other hand, is lot more Glambert than Blandbert, and for that, we are thankful.

Granted, we have yet to hear a fully produced version of the new single, but a few acoustic live versions are floating around the net, which suggest that “Never” will fit into the Queen-esque pomp-rock style that fans enjoyed on Lambert’s debut For Your Entertainment.

Give the track a listen below: READ FULL STORY

Adam Lambert lawsuit settled; his early recordings will be released


Fans looking forward to Adam Lambert’s forthcoming album Trespassing might have even more to look forward to (and we’re not just talking about Queen shows).

Thanks to a newly settled lawsuit, Colwel Platinum Entertainment has won the right to release the American Idol runner-up’s pre-Idol album Beg for Mercy — with or without Lambert’s approval.

The company claimed that Lambert made a false claim under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in order to have take the album off its digital shelves. But after taking the matter to court, Colwel prevailed; according to a new statement from the group:

“The Colwel Platinum Entertainment lawsuit against Adam Lambert has been resolved. Adam has withdrawn any objections to the release of Beg For Mercy and he has approved the use of his songs and performances in these pre-Idol recordings which are interpretations of his artistic vision at the time. Neither Colwel Platinum Entertainment, Inc. nor Malcolm Welsford ever stated that Adam was not eligible to participate in American Idol when he did so and regret that the lawsuit’s allegations were misinterpreted.”

So, there you have it: more Adam Lambert for all.


Adam Lambert premieres video for 'Better Than I Know Myself': Watch it here!

Ever since Adam Lambert became a favorite on American Idol and beyond, his fans have been wondering, “What could be better than Adam Lambert?” According to the new video for “Better Than I Know Myself,” the answer is: Two Adam Lamberts.

The clip pits both sides of Lambert’s split personality against one another in adjoining rooms. One side houses the dark, leather-clad Lambert, hellbent on chaos and self-destruction, while the other is a kinder, gentler, tea-sipping, sweater-wearing version of the pop star. Sweater Lambert (from here on out referred to as “Swambert”) seems at odds with his demonic counterpart, though he does offer to play a game of chess with him.

Leather Lambert (also known as “Leathambert”) isn’t interested in bonding with Swambert, and eventually proves that the center can not hold. Rather than re-enact scenes from The Seventh Seal, he chooses to set fire to his half of the room.

But will he kill off Swambert, or will they manage to come together? You can probably guess how it ends, but give it a spin below anyway. READ FULL STORY

Adam Lambert arrested in Finland

Adam Lambert was arrested outside a club in Finland on Thursday night for fighting with his boyfriend (Finnish Big Brother star Sauli Koskinen), according to multiple reports. The dispute began inside a Helsinki bar and spilled out into the street, where the cops apprehended the duo and took them into custody. They were reportedly questioned and released.

UPDATE (12/22 12:30 p.m. ET) Lambert tweeted about the scuffle on Friday: “Jetlag+Vodka=blackout. Us÷blackout=irrational confusion. jail+guilt+press=lesson learned. Sauli+Adam+hangover burgers= laughing bout it. :)”

Koskinen responded to the incident with a blog post (roughly translated from Finnish): “The limelight is not easy. But celebrities are only human people. Love is not easy but it is forever! … [E]verything is really good! … Hey, the evening was pretty funny and the hangover is already gone! Yay!

“P.S. By the way, paparazzi, including those at the rear door of the police station … Go home already!”

Adam Lambert on VH1's 'Behind the Music': His struggle with his sexuality -- EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW VIDEO

When eventual runner-up Adam Lambert hit American Idol back in 2009, the buzz about the singer wasn’t only focused on his stellar vocals–much of the din about Lambert instead was about his sexuality, which he didn’t address directly until after the season was completed.

It’s still a hot topic, as Lambert discusses when he first realized he was gay in the latest episode of VH1’s Behind the Music: Adam Lambert, which will air on the cable network Sunday, August 7, at 10 p.m. EW has the exclusive preview clip of the hour-long episode.


Adam Lambert's charity dance remix of 'Aftermath' available after he plays 'Idol' tonight: Listen to it here

Adam Lambert is stripping down on American Idol tonight—musically, that is. The glam-tacular rocker will sing an acoustic version of “Aftermath,” the inspirational power ballad from his debut album, on tonight’s results show at 8pm/7c. Hear it here:


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