Both season-eight “American Idol” finalists were in Los Angeles on Sunday, and while Kris Allen spoke about Adam Lambert’s reported relationship with interior designer Drake LaBry — calling them a “cool combination” — Lambert again brushed aside questions about his sexuality.
Hitting the red carpet at the 11th Annual Young Hollywood Awards, Lambert declined to comment on his relationship with LaBry. “I’ll take the Fifth on that one,” he told reporters.
However, Lambert did say that he’ll address speculation about his sexuality in an upcoming issue of Rolling Stone. “I’m going to be talking about a lot of things that people have had questions about,” Lambert said with a smile.
The 27-year-old singer said he’s looking forward to a time when he can put all this talk behind him and focus on his music. “I think that’ll be nice,” he said. “I think we can all move forward and look forward to the [debut] album together.”
Lambert picked up the award for Young Hollywood Artist of the Year at the ceremony in Santa Monica. Also in attendance were Evan Rachel Wood, “Gossip Girl” actor Ed Westwick, “Twilight” star Kellan Lutz, “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke, MTV reality star Steve-O and model Bar Rafaeli.
But all eyes were on the “Idol” runner-up as he made his way down the red carpet in striped pants, black jacket and skinny black tie. “It’s such an honor that people want to know about me,” he told reporters. “I think maybe people like the idea of being out there. It’s a little more interesting than trying to fit into a box.”
Admitting that he was “floored” when he heard he’d be appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone, Lambert went on to joke, “I have not had a meltdown!” as a result of his newfound fame.
So, how does he like being a celebrity? “The best part is the paparazzi following me around,” he said. “And the worst part is the paparazzi following me around.”