Adam LambertandLady Gaga emerged as two of the most talked-about celebs of the past year for the same reasons: they’re both fierce performers, glitzy dressers and have had to deal with questions and criticism about their sexuality. Recently, Showbiz Spy reported that while Gaga was partying in Canada she was taunted by a man at a club who was incensed (still?) by the raunchy AMA performances the two stars gave way back in 2009.
The man called Gaga a man and used some choice homophobic slurs to describe Lambert. He then asked Gaga, “Well, don’t you care that you’re both going to HELL?” to which the singer responded “No…not as long as I don’t have to see YOUR face there!”
And here we thought all Canadians were supposed to be way more polite and progressive than Americans. Gaga then did the only reasonable thing left to do when faced with a crazy person, she poured a glass of wine on the man and left. [Photo: GettyImages]
Lady Gaga and Rihanna each gave eccentric, visually captivating performances at last night’s American Music Awards. Gaga donned nude undergarments, fishnets, and an Alien-esque light-up skeleton. During her performance she gyrated, smashed glass, set a piano on fire, and broke bottles, all while delivering stellar vocals on “Bad Romance” and “Speechless.” Rihanna made one helluva comeback in a white-banded bodysuit with a laser-emitting bolero, and a “Rated R” chest tattoo. Whose performance was more stylistically shocking? [Photos: Getty Images]
While the red carpet fashion may not have been the most memorable thing about the American Music Awards last night, (hello, Adam Lambert!) there were still some glamorous standouts. Kate Hudson looked sexy in a slinky silver dress that left little to the imagination. Carrie Underwood continued her streak as a red carpet goddess in a peachy one-shouldered number with silver accents. Alicia Keys added a splash of color to the arrivals in a bright blue ensemble. Fergie stepped up her game with a zipper-laden, form-fitting black gown. Who deserves a fashion A+ at the AMAs? [Photos: Getty Images]
Say what you will about “Louboutins,” but Jennifer Lopez definitely reaffirmed her Fly Girl status at the American Music Awards last night. Sure, J. Lo. fell on her ass after climbing a staircase made of shirtless men. But thanks to a quick leap to her feet, Lopez turned what could have been a major embarrassment to a blink-and-you-missed it lol. Then again, thanks to the internet, there’s not much difference.
Among those performing alongside Lopez and oral-sex mimer Adam Lambert were fellow drama queens Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Shakira (making impressive work of those truthful hips). See their red carpet fashions and more in the gallery below.
Rihanna‘s mediocre performance at last night’s American Music Awards was overshadowed by an eye-catching new tattoo strategically covering the starlet’s neck and chest. We barely noticed her meekly warbling her new single because we were so transfixed by that giant “Rated R” tatt. Fierce, right?
Adam Lambert may not have won American Idol, but after his insane performance at the American Music Awards last night, we’re surprised anyone can remember who did. Lambert was an equal opportunity offender throughout, leading dancers on a leash (male), grinding his crotch in their faces (male and female), wedging his hand up a pole dancer’s underwear (female), frenching his keyboard player (male) and making ears bleed (male and female) with his trademark shrieking. Aren’t you glad show producer Dick Clark lived to see this?
Lambert was defiant when discussing the potential uproar with the LA Times. “If it’s gonna be edited, then in a way that’s discrimination. I don’t mean to get political, but Madonna, Britney and Christina weren’t edited. It’s a shame. Female entertainers have been risqué for years. Honestly, there’s a huge double standard…I’m just trying to have a good time onstage. It’s a sexy song. It’s 2009, it’s time to take more risks. It’s about entertainment. People want to be surprised. It’s too bad that people are so scared.” Watch Adam hump and sing “For Your Entertainment” after the jump.