Adam Lambert was in town this weekend warming up for his 2012 VH1 Diva hosting duties with an appearance at the Home For The Holidays benefit at New York City’s Beacon Theater, where he was joined for a duet by none less than Cyndi Lauper. “I can’t believe she asked me to do this! This is amazing,” he gushed, welcoming his idol to the stage for a very special rendition of Tears for Fears oft covered “Mad World.” Adam took the first eerie verse and Lauper took the next, and of course they each sounded their best, but we began to wonder why these two firecrackers chose such a moody and haunted song to duet on. But then they harmonized (and held hands!) for a particularly powerful final act, lending it plenty of emotion and there it was: the glam. Not blown out, but just enough to really make the song theirs and to make sure Glamberts were left with nothing to mad about.
Happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating the eight-day Festival of Lights starting tomorrow! We’re all about any holiday that involves gift exchanges and food, so we’re facing off Drake and Adam Lambert – two pop stars who, practicing or not, have a Jewish heritage. Who’s video would you bet your dreidel stash on to win this battle: “HYFR” or “Whataya Want From Me?” Read our case for each if you can’t decide. Vote after the jump while we our stuff our faces with latkes. Mmmm…latkes.
T-minus three weeks until VH1 DIVAS 2012 airs live on Sunday, December 16 at 9 p.m. ET/8C, and we know you’re already as excited as we are! Well, brace yourselves because Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull, Melanie Fiona and Metric have just been added to this year’s insane performers roster that already includes Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and host Adam Lambert. And Havana Brown will keep the big fat bass bumping as House DJ between each hip-shaking set.
Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium can’t even handle the VH1 Divas “Dance Party” about to go down, and you don’t want to miss it. If you’re feeling like this is the kind of event you just have to see in person, we’ve got good news to share: Tickets for VH1 DIVAS 2012 just went on sale on Ticketmaster! We’ll keep dishing more Divas dirt as we get closer to December 16. Until then, get more details from the latest press release to hit our inbox.
VH1 DIVAS ADDS KELLY CLARKSON, MELANIE FIONA, METRIC AND PITBULL AS PERFORMERS
Red Carpet to be Live streamed on DIVAS.VH1.com on Sunday, December 16
VH1 “DIVAS” Dance Party Hosted By Adam Lambert to Include Tribute to Legends Whitney Houston and Donna Summer
Special airs live Sunday, December 16 at 9 PM/8c on VH1
NEW YORK, NY –November 29, 2012 – VH1’s beloved, popular franchise “VH1 Divas” announced today additional performers to join this year’s dance music tribute. Kelly Clarkson, Melanie Fiona, Metric and Pitbull will join VH1’s dance party, along with Havana Brown as House DJ. Airing live from the L.A. Shrine Auditorium “VH1 Divas” will be hosted by Adam Lambert on Sunday, December 16 at 9PM/8c on VH1.
Adam Lambert left fabulous glamor all over the stage in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday night. Dressed in all black–leather pants, tank top and vest–Lambert energetically performed song after song from Trespassing for the sold out show. He surprised fans with a cover of Lenny Kravitz‘s “Are You Gonna Go My Way.” His powerful voice sent the crowd into a screaming frenzy. Read more…
Though the news broke earlier this morning, it took hearing it from his own mouth on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live this morning to shake our too-good-to-be-true disbelief: Adam Lambert has been tapped to host this year’s VH1 DIVAS, airing live on Sunday, December 18th at 9PM ET/8C. Lambert shared a few details about the gig — he says there he will “definitely be singing,” but was reticent when the talk turned to dancing: “You know my foot will be tapping and my foot will be swinging, but I don’t know if we’ll have any full choreographed moments,” he laughed — before taking the deep dive into what “diva” means to him .
According to Lambert, “a diva” could be a lot of different things: “I think being a diva is high levels of fabulousness, it’s confidence, it’s fashion, it’s talent, it’s just a real high level of fierce,” he said, insistent that these all be considered positive things. And does he, The Glam One, count himself a diva? He said only “sometimes,” because “it’s my own worst enemy when I look in the mirror sometimes.” Maybe he needs to add “humble” to that list.
For more VH1 DIVAS 2012 info, visit divas.vh1.com
VH1 DIVAS will be airing live on Sunday, December 16 at 9PM ET/8C, and after having to keep our lips zipped for the last few weeks, we’re excited to finally start letting you in on some of the details. We could not be more psyched to announce that the one and only Adam Lambert will be hosting, and the evening will be led by outstanding performances by the likes of Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks. And yes, the evening will be featuring special and memorable tributes to the late legends Whitney Houston and Donna Summer, both of whom were VH1 Divas alumni.
We’ll have more details to share with you over the coming weeks leading up to Sunday, December 16, but until then, here’s the complete press release that JUST hit the wires.
VH1 DIVAS HITS THE DANCE FLOOR WITH GRAMMY AWARD-NOMINATED HOST ADAM LAMBERT LIVE ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 AT 9PM ET/8C
DIVAS Dance Party To Include Tribute to Legends Whitney Houston and Donna Summer
NEW YORK, NY –November 8, 2012 – VH1’s beloved, popular franchise VH1 Divas is throwing the hottest dance party of 2012 LIVE on Sunday, December 16 at 9PM/8c with Grammy Award-nominated host Adam Lambert. This year’s show will celebrate the dance-inducing music that is the vibrant soundtrack to every major blowout bash, unforgettable party and night out on the town. VH1 is bringing together Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks to pay homage to the greatest divas of dance music with performances featuring current and classic dance hits.
The big day is upon us: Happy Election Day! After many months of endorsements and rallying, even the most famous and busy musicians are taking some time to hit the polls or submit their absentee ballots. And because it’s such a special day, many are snapping (sometimes illegal) photos and sharing the experience. Below, because we sincerely hope you’ll follow their example and exercise your right to vote today, we’re rounding-up all their Tweets and Instagrams as they share them. Until the polls close… Read more…
Adam Lambert has long been one of our favorite artists and, quite frankly, one of the main reasons that we were so psyched about attending the Live In The Vineyard festival in Napa, California this weekend. Adam sat down with our VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown host Jim Shearer for an interview that you’ll see on next week’s episode of the show (premiering on Saturday, November 10), but we wanted to get this clip up of Adam talking about his recent appearance on Pretty Little Liars up for the Glambert Nation as quickly as possible (hence, the low quality video; we sacrificed a bit of quality for speed!).
As you’ll see in the video clip above, Adam admits that he’s not entirely sure how he ended up on the set of Pretty Little Liars, but he did have a clear idea of what he wanted to do when he got there. “[The producers] told me it was a Halloween episode and they suggested kind of a costume thing,” Adam explained to us just a few short hours ago. “They said, ‘Oh, you know, we want to do like a steampunk band,’ and I said, ‘Vampire.’ They were trying to backpedal, and I said ‘No, I’m going to be a vampire.’ And they said, ‘Well, maybe you should…’ and I [said] ‘I’m going to come in the teeth, you’re not gonna get ‘em off me.’ Sometimes you just gotta put your foot down. Or your teeth down. Or something!”
You see, Adam wanted to make sure he was completely comfortable for what amounted to one of his biggest acting gigs to date. “When I got on set, I was really nervous ’cause I’ve never done a sitcom/TV drama thing before,” he bravely admitted. “Thank God I had my vampire teeth in because that was my shield, my armor.”
We’ll have more about Adam Lambert’s appearance at Live In The Vineyard here on VH1 Tuner tomorrow, and don’t forget to watch the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown on Saturday for more of Jim Shearer’s interview with Glambie!
Twice a year, the not-so-disparate worlds of music and wine are paired together during the weekend-long Live In The Vineyard event, held in the incredibly picturesque environs of Northern California’s Napa Valley. Co-founded by music industry veterans Claire Parr and Bobbii Hach-Jacobs, the event is celebrating its 10th anniversary this weekend by bringing high wattage talent like Alanis Morrissette, Gavin DeGraw, Adam Lambert, VH1 You Oughta Know artists Delta Rae and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, and more into the grape-growing capital of the United States to perform.
The weekend’s festivities kicked off in earnest last night at Bottega, the restaurant founded by celebrity chef Michael Chiarello (Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, the Food Network’s Easy Entertaining). Chiarello was celebrating the upcoming release of his new cookbook, Live Fire, and put on a cooking demonstration —pasta and clams on the grill!— with the spritely musician LP. The Brooklyn-born, ukelele-wielding LP (Laura Pergolizzi) looks a little bit like Don’t Look Back-era Bob Dylan, but sings like Tegan Quin if Tegan had a more expansive vocal range.
All aboard! Trick-or-treating kicked off early this season, with Adam Lambert officially ushering in the season last night with a guest appearance on Pretty Little Liar’s. Starring as the glammest vampire in all the land, he’s called to Roseland to perform at the Little Liars’ Ghost Train bash. With his patted a deathly white and fangs in full show, he got flirty with Aria (Lucy Hale), and then hit the stage two Trespassing tracks, “Cuckoo” and “Trespassing.” To be sure, tricks and trouble were aplenty on that train last night, but Lambert’s performances were all treat.