Tuesday night, at the Los Angeles red-carpet premiere for “2012” — that most disastrous of all disaster movies — Adam Lambert told reporters that he feels honored to have contributed “Time for Miracles” to the film’s soundtrack. So how do the film’s stars feel about it?
“I love him,” Amanda Peet told MTV News of the “American Idol” runner-up. “I love him. I love him.”
John Cusack, meanwhile, was less honored than amusingly confused when asked about the man known as Glambert. “I have no clue,” he confessed. “No, I’ve seen ’American Idol.’ They have the guy, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. He was on that, right? Anderson Cooper won a few times.”
Well played, Cusack! Peet wasn’t able to play it nearly as cool the one and only time she had the opportunity to meet Lambert, at the “2012” premiere. “I said ’Hi,’ but by the time I said ’Hi,’ he was already walking past, and I was walking this way, and it was too late to accost him because he had already gone by,” the actress laughed. “Which is probably a good thing.”
Like Cusack, director Roland Emmerich had never heard of Lambert before his involvement with “2012.” Emmerich was busy filming during the past “Idol” season, and he never watches TV anyway. But he liked the song, and a Sony exec showed him some YouTube videos of Lambert, suggesting he’d be a good fit to sing it.
“I said, ’Oh, my God, what an incredible voice,’ ” the director told MTV News.
So, Lambert recorded “Miracles,” which became his post-“Idol” debut as well as a bonus track on his major-label debut, For Your Entertainment, which hits on November 23, 10 days after the release of “2012.”
Peet can’t wait to hear the tracks. “I’m excited,” she said with a grin.
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