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Jan 192011
 

We really couldn’t say it any better than this article by Gayl Killough at Reality TV Calendar, so forgive us for quoting most of it. You can read the full article here.

I write on staff for Reality TV Calendar, but my regular job is working for local government with the homeless community.

I also happen to be a huge fan of Alex Lambert and have been following him regularly the past year, including reading all of his tweets.

You bet I have plenty to say about the overreaction of a few tweets from Alex Lambert and I am furious.

I cannot believe how a few tweets in reply to some questions from Alex’s fans got blown up so out of proportion to go viral on numerous blogs, be picked up by news sites that are usually considered legitimate, and that all this happened without any fact checking first. What happened to due diligence?

I can understand using tweets as a starting point for a news article. Why was Alex not contacted about what he meant, and then possibly there is a news story? Tweets by themselves out of context are not a news story. Even if Alex were to come out in future interviews that supported this story, it is inexcusable to build a news story just out of a few random tweets in the first place without a solid basis for context… This is a so-called news story that never should have been…

Alex made the comment that he is kinda homeless in a tweet, meaning that he has not had his own place to live since If I Can Dream ended. What seems to fuel the fire of actual homelessness are his mentions in other tweets of sleeping near buildings. Keep in mind that in those tweets Alex never said that he was actually homeless. There are alternative explanations. People have very shallow ideas of homelessness and the struggling poor. Reality is a lot more complex. I don’t know exactly what Alex meant by sleeping near buildings as I write this, but I can speculate based on what else I know about Alex and what I know about poor people struggling to live their dreams…

For all the inane comments that suggest Alex needs to get a job, people need to realize that Alex has had a job and has been working his butt off in the studio recently recording a ton of demos. Alex even has a video out for one of his songs entitled “I Didn’t Know”, which can be seen at Alex’s MySpace. Simon Fuller has invested a lot of money in a career for Alex. Alex has worked with a ton of songwriters, enough for several albums worth…

What especially bothers me is the backlash against Alex when it is not his fault that his tweets were misunderstood, and then overblown into a false frenzy. And no I do not believe that celebrities should have to be able to predict how their tweets and comments can be twisted. The responsibility is on the media and readers to use their brains and not jump to conclusions.

Speaking of the media, here’s a sampling of what they have to say today: Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, MTV News, CNN, Hollywood Reporter, PerezHilton.com, MJs Big Blog, The Hollywood Gossip, LA Times, Fox News, Examiner, Yahoo Music, CBS News, Inside Edition, People, Slate Magazine, Daily Mail (UK), AOL News, OK Magazine

We would also like to make clear that, although we understand full well how infuriating it can be to read some of the comments posted in response to these articles, we here at AlexLambert.com do not condone verbal abuse directed at journalists or bloggers. They’re just trying to do their job, folks, and though yes they jumped the gun on this story, they don’t write the comments.

We do not, however, cut DJ Kid Kraddick any slack. On his show today, after being read just a couple of Alex’s tweets, he somehow made the wild leap to saying that Alex must be schizophrenic – managing to insult the mentally ill, the homeless, Alex Lambert, and his own intelligence in a matter of seconds. Said Kraddick:  “…OK, that is a warning sign of schizophrenia, that’s what this looks like to me. Schizophrenics in their more lucid moments apologize profusely for what they did before, because they’re like, I know I did that, but I don’t really know why that was going on in may head or why those voices were telling me this and that – I mean, that’s what it sounds like to me… about 75% of homeless people on the street are schizophrenic.”

Bless you cohosts Kelly and Jenna for trying to argue with this actual madness – and we’re sorry you have to work with such a douche. Their response to Kraddick’s outrageous flight of fancy? “I’m not gonna label him that yet… you can truly be homeless in LA but stay on everybody’s couch… if you’re in a recording studio all night and you got maybe two or three hours before you gotta be back, wouldn’t you just take a nap in your car and go back in? …That’s what he was saying. I think he’s just trying to say ‘I’m not spoiled and just getting famous, that I’m really hustling and doing it how it should be done’.”

That may be the first sensible broadcast/published thing we’ve heard on this now overblown issue.

And on that note, can we please lay this to rest, and get back to what it’s all really about?? Yes, I’m talking about the MUSIC people! Forget the haters, forget the comments, and yes, forget the tweets… just turn up the volume and LISTEN!

  84 Responses to “Alex Lambert Tweet Frenzy Continues”

Comments (84)
  1. That’s pretty normal. Of course Alex would probably love to have ALL of the songs on his album at least co-written by him but the reality is, he’ll be lucky to get half of the songs.

    It will be probably be a combination of Alex co-writes and songs written by hit-making professionals.

  2. Janet: Geez, sorry I didn’t get to see Jessica’s post, so I could find her and punch her right in the face! Some people just need a punch in the face. There’s no cure for these people…other than a punch in the face. LOL!  (Reply)

    Your so right, Janet. I’m with you there. :lol: :wink:

  3. snuffles: That’s pretty normal. Of course Alex would probably love to have ALL of the songs on his album at least co-written by him but the reality is, he’ll be lucky to get half of the songs.It will be probably be a combination of Alex co-writes and songs written by hit-making professionals.  (Reply)

    I’d be cool with that, but Alex has specifically said that it’s taking him longer than the Idols to get his album out because he’s writing his own songs. I’m happy if Alex sings good songs written by others. I just think that statement was misleading and didn’t give Alex the credit he deserves.

  4. @Janet – Yeah, he may think that but other Idol winners and runners up got a lot of co-writes too on their first album – David Cook, Lee DeWyze, Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Crystal Bowersox – they all had significant co-writes. So that’s really not the issue.

    Alex is taking so long because he’s being developed. They’re working with him on his singing skills, performance skills, song writing skills, etc… He’s been networking, learning the ropes, developing a reputation within the industry. It’s all a part of the process. We all know the boy was the “unripe green banana” that Ellen said he was. He’s been ripening this past year.

  5. snuffles (aka “Hermione Granger”): @Janet – Yeah, he may think that but other Idol winners and runners up got a lot of co-writes too on their first album – David Cook, Lee DeWyze, Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Crystal Bowersox – they all had significant co-writes.So that’s really not the issue.Alex is taking so long because he’s being developed.They’re working with him on his singing skills, performance skills, song writing skills, etc…He’s been networking, learning the ropes, developing a reputation within the industry.It’s all a part of the process. We all know the boy was the “unripe green banana” that Ellen said he was.He’s been ripening this past year.  

    Agreed!

  6. I was wondering, does anyone know if we can still use the 19 Entertainment address to send something to Alex?

  7. Patrick: I was wondering, does anyone know if we can still use the 19 Entertainment address to send something to Alex?  

    Patrick – We did send some stuff at Christmas and he did get it. However, I don’t think he stops into the office all that often. So whatever you send may sit there for a while. I do think that he will get it eventually. Hope that helps.

  8. snuffles (aka “Hermione Granger”): @Janet – Yeah, he may think that but other Idol winners and runners up got a lot of co-writes too on their first album – David Cook, Lee DeWyze, Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Crystal Bowersox – they all had significant co-writes. So that’s really not the issue.Alex is taking so long because he’s being developed. They’re working with him on his singing skills, performance skills, song writing skills, etc… He’s been networking, learning the ropes, developing a reputation within the industry. It’s all a part of the process. We all know the boy was the “unripe green banana” that Ellen said he was. He’s been ripening this past year.  (Reply)

    haha — love the “unripe green banana” reference. I hope you’re right and that they really are working with him on developing his performance skills, etc. It just doesn’t sound like he’s getting all that to me. Just my opinion and MY issue. On the other hand, I may be completely wrong and everything that went down this last week was a brilliantly masterminded ploy to gain national recognition for Alex — I doubt it, but hey, anything’s possible.

    Alex needs much more than he’s getting. He needs a website. He needs a freakin’ reliable Internet connection. WTH? How can he develop his fanbase if he doesn’t have those basic things in place? So, yes, I have issues with his so-called management deal. I just don’t believe they are giving him what he needs to “ripen.”

  9. Thank you, Cathy, for the information about Corresponding with Alex.

  10. I sat and watched “If I can dream” on Hulu all day yesterday. First timer. One word…..Amazing. Alex is Awesome! Hope to hear more from him. If you come to Memphis again, I would like to come see you.

  11. I take back my remarks re: Andrew Garcia not supporting Alex. It appears via tweets that he is. It also appears that 19 lied when they said they had Alex on retainer. So, if you’re still under the delusion that they are doing all these wonderful things for Alex, you are woefully incorrect. They should be made to own up to their lies and exposed for the way they used Alex. I just knew that everything was not okay in la-la land. Argh….

  12. David Dunlap: I sat and watched “If I can dream” on Hulu all day yesterday. First timer. One word…..Amazing. Alex is Awesome! Hope to hear more from him. If you come to Memphis again, I would like to come see you.  

    Welcome David! How fun to watch IICD episodes all day! As much as you think he’s “Amazing” after watching the episodes, you would have been even more amazed had you been able to see more of Alex’s day-to-day activities, antics and TALENT! The episodes were really such condensed and edited versions of what went on 24/7 at the Dream House. I had so much fun watching during the show’s run. You may recall the young country singer, Veronica, who visited the house – well, last night she tweeted the Hulu link to one of her episodes, which also happened to be the ‘National Anthem’ episode. So I opened Veronica’s link and rewatched one of my favorite episodes! I remember literally crying the first time I watched, when I heard Alex’s on-spot, soulful, rendition of our Anthem, and being so proud of him, not only for how well he sang, but for his patriotism. The previous episodes had dragged out the drama of how well (or not) Alex would do at the huge stadium, and there were no youtube videos for us fans to check out. We really had no idea how he had done!

    Once again – welcome! And thanks for posting.

  13. I’m so frustrated that Alex is saying he has no Internet and missed the whole 19E rep comment. He shouldve been on top of things! Im afraid its kind too late now since its been a few days…. Geesh! Alex and his family needs to check out his own website coz the latest is right here. Im baffled that noone at least told him about it since it was all over the news and even the morning news in san francisco was talking about it!!!!! Think about it, it was reported in freakin romania and Alex didnt even know about it. OMG can anyone pls help this kid with PR? I’m soo darn frustrated…

  14. I want to believe that the management for Alex are honest and have his best interest at heart. I want to believe the best about people in general. I believe in loving one another on earth. I do not believe in harming anyone at all. I am a seeker of truth what ever it is and peace. Being honest and kind always wins out in life. On ward and up ward we all go. Wishing Alex the best in life.

  15. Yves: I’m so frustrated that Alex is saying he has no Internet and missed the whole 19E rep comment. He shouldve been on top of things! Im afraid its kind too late now since its been a few days…. Geesh! Alex and his family needs to check out his own website coz the latest is right here. Im baffled that noone at least told him about it since it was all over the news and even the morning news in san francisco was talking about it!!!!! Think about it, it was reported in freakin romania and Alex didnt even know about it. OMG can anyone pls help this kid with PR? I’m soo darn frustrated…  (Reply)

    Well, publicists are offering help pro bono. I doubt Alex even knows it. I wish we could do more, but our hands are tied. Unless and until Alex asks us to act, we have to wait. That doesn’t mean I haven’t dm’d the shit outta him trying to get his attention. I did. But, no response from him. I don’t know how to take that, so I’ll wait until I know more. What a shame. A good PR person could have spun this into a golden opportunity for Alex to get some good press and exposure. But, right now, we’re the one’s spinning and we don’t know which way we’re spinning. LOL! Really, it’s just a very strange series of events that just don’t make sense to me.

  16. Carol Ann: I want to believe that the management for Alex are honest and have his best interest at heart. I want to believe the best about people in general. I believe in loving one another on earth. I do not believe in harming anyone at all. I am a seeker of truth what ever it is and peace. Being honest and kind always wins out in life. On ward and up ward we all go. Wishing Alex the best in life.  (Reply)

    Amen.

  17. :heart: :heart: Hope things get better for Alex, just caught up on this.

  18. Sarah: :heart::heart:Hope things get better for Alex, just caught up on this.  

    Hi Jessica… glad you’ve come round to loving Alex. You must REALLY love him, given the amount of time you spend visiting this site… It really warms the cockles of my heart, it does :lol:

    ETA Either that or you have a split personality? Might want to get a shrink to look into that. And in case I’m wrong and you haven’t come round to loving Alex, you might want to have a shrink look into why you’re so obsessed with hating on him. Live and let live, get on with your life, and let us be.

  19. Kassandra: Hi Jessica… glad you’ve come round to loving Alex. You must REALLY love him, given the amount of time you spend visiting this site… It really warms the cockles of my heart, it does   (Reply)

    Haha Kass, you kill me. :lol:

  20. Kassandra:
    Hi Jessica… glad you’ve come round to loving Alex. You must REALLY love him, given the amount of time you spend visiting this site… It really warms the cockles of my heart, it does
    ETA Either that or you have a split personality? Might want to get a shrink to look into that. And in case I’m wrong and you haven’t come round to loving Alex, you might want to have a shrink look into why you’re so obsessed with hating on him. Live and let live, get on with your life, and let us be.   

    LOL ….. :blush:

  21. Concerned about Alex ie Perez site is saying that Alex is about to be fired by 19E. Hope not. I hope someone is taking care of Alex now, and that it all turns around to good soon.

  22. Carol Ann: Concerned about Alex ie Perez site is saying that Alex is about to be fired by 19E. Hope not. I hope someone is taking care of Alex now, and that it all turns around to good soon.  

    I Kinda like Perez, but he is, after all, a self described, Drama Queen………. :happy:

  23. Carol Ann: Concerned about Alex ie Perez site is saying that Alex is about to be fired by 19E. Hope not. I hope someone is taking care of Alex now, and that it all turns around to good soon.  

    Carol Ann – Since when do we take Perez seriously. He doesn’t know any more than we do. Don’t worry

  24. Hi guys! My internet has been wonky lately, so I haven’t been able to stay on line much. Just have to put my two cents in here before I get booted off (I need a new router). All this tweeting is making me a little crazy and concerned about what’s going on. Although I agree with you Cathy, that Perez knows nothing more than we do, his sentiment about Alex getting “fired” probably has some merit. I guess I don’t understand why Alex isn’t talking to Iain or whomever is supposedly his manager.

    I’d hate to think that Alex is on the outs with these guys. And I certainly don’t want Alex to get branded as “difficult”–that can be the death knell for many an artist. I’m not sure you guys followed Kelly Clarkson, when she was on the outs with Clive Davis about her album before last (can’t remember the name.) Anyway, she had a very public feud with him about the artistic vision of her album, (he hated it), and it subsequently tanked because it got no support from the record label. I know this is different–but I do think Alex has to be careful with his tweets. They have already gotten him unwanted publicity. Maybe that’s why we haven’t heard from him for a while!

    OK, better log off before the internet cuts out and I lose this…

  25. First let me say that I know nothing about anything. But what I do know is this. Perez Hilton and MJsbigblog make a living off other people misfortune. Everybody has a bad day now and then. Those two are always there to turn a little twitter rant into a great big fiasco. So no surprises there. Sounds a lot like Beebee and Susan30, only on a bigger scale. (Those of you who watched IICD know what I’m talking about)

    Here’s what else I know: Eddie Tellis tweeted on Sunday that he was about to “work on some jams with @TrueAlexLambert”. Alex attended two shows of a band called Impakt on Friday and Monday. Apparently he even performed a little bit at the Monday show. Alex has obviously decided to stay in LA for now rather than go back to Texas. It sounds to me like he’s hardly missed a beat.

    Now this part is just my humble opinion. We all agree that 19E could be doing more to promote Alex. But maybe, just maybe, 19E knows a little more about this business than we do. 19E is an artist management company. I think they’ve seen much bigger things than Alex’s twitter rant. I think they know how to handle it. They are sharks, no doubt, but the whole business is full of sharks. At least we have a few of those sharks on our side. I don’t know if I trust them to do the best thing with Alex’s career, but it’s Alex’s career and his choice. So hopefully 19E will come through. If not, there seems to be a lot of interest in Alex on Twitter. He’ll find something that works. We have to trust Alex.

    Lastly, we are all a very imaginative group. I know I am certainly guilty of visualizing all sort of fabulous scenarios. I was sure Alex was going to perform on AI again. I’ve imagined him opened all around the world to packed house. But now it seems we are imagining all sorts of horrible scenes where Alex gets dropped by 19E and heads back to Texas never to be seen or heard again. My God, I thought we agreed not to let our imaginations get the better of us anymore. Don’t start getting all worried until there’s something to worry about. I wish the process was transparent and we all knew what to expect. But it’s not. And we don’t. There is nothing we can do but wait. Things are looking up already. I imagine great things are happening. Oh Geesh, I’ll stop now.

  26. @Cathy…Thanks for posting your last comment. The more positive we can be..all the better. It’s been tough the last week or so.

  27. Cathy: First let me say that I know nothing about anything. But what I do know is this. Perez Hilton and MJsbigblog make a living off other people misfortune. Everybody has a bad day now and then. Those two are always there to turn a little twitter rant into a great big fiasco. So no surprises there. Sounds a lot like Beebee and Susan30, only on a bigger scale. (Those of you who watched IICD know what I’m talking about)Here’s what else I know: Eddie Tellis tweeted on Sunday that he was about to “work on some jams with @TrueAlexLambert”. Alex attended two shows of a band called Impakt on Friday and Monday. Apparently he even performed a little bit at the Monday show. Alex has obviously decided to stay in LA for now rather than go back to Texas. It sounds to me like he’s hardly missed a beat.Now this part is just my humble opinion. We all agree that 19E could be doing more to promote Alex. But maybe, just maybe, 19E knows a little more about this business than we do. 19E is an artist management company. I think they’ve seen much bigger things than Alex’s twitter rant. I think they know how to handle it. They are sharks, no doubt, but the whole business is full of sharks. At least we have a few of those sharks on our side. I don’t know if I trust them to do the best thing with Alex’s career, but it’s Alex’s career and his choice. So hopefully 19E will come through. If not, there seems to be a lot of interest in Alex on Twitter. He’ll find something that works. We have to trust Alex.Lastly, we are all a very imaginative group. I know I am certainly guilty of visualizing all sort of fabulous scenarios. I was sure Alex was going to perform on AI again. I’ve imagined him opened all around the world to packed house. But now it seems we are imagining all sorts of horrible scenes where Alex gets dropped by 19E and heads back to Texas never to be seen or heard again. My God, I thought we agreed not to let our imaginations get the better of us anymore. Don’t start getting all worried until there’s something to worry about. I wish the process was transparent and we all knew what to expect. But it’s not. And we don’t. There is nothing we can do but wait. Things are looking up already. I imagine great things are happening. Oh Geesh, I’ll stop now.  (Reply)

    Thank you Cathy. I agree with everything you’ve written. No one got their panties in a twist more than me — lol. But, when you step back and put it in perspective, it’s all exactly as you say. I don’t give MJ or Perez a second thought. I’ve decided to stay away from any negativity. Does that mean that I’m in love with Alex’s current management? NO, I am not. But, I really don’t know how much help he’s really getting from them. When and if we learn more, we’ll be better able to decide.

    One thing I will say. Alex has sooooo underestimated his popularity. A few random tweets made world wide news. That’s power, baby. Our punk ass ninja is still going to be doing big, big things this year. I’d bank on it.

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