Seriously, I've had the honor and privilege of interviewing many celebrities in my career, and I've always kept it pretty together...but something about getting 15 minutes of fame in Glambert's dressing room, during downtime in his Idols Live Tour rehearsal schedule, reduced both my IQ and interview skills to that of a flunky from the Chris Farley School Of Journalism (a la Farley's classic SNL skits).
I mean, just LOOK at the above photo of me basking in Glambert's glittery, guylinered presence, hoping some of his magical mystical pixiedust will brush off on me. My grin could not be cheesier if I'd extracted my teeth and replaced them all with cheddar snack-tray cubes.this hilarious interviewer), so he handled 15 nonstop minutes of me basically telling him he's, like, totally awesome in his usual unflappable, class-act manner.
Luckily, in between my sycophantic rantings, Sir Glambert got some eloquent words in edgewise, and discussed his tendency to push people's buttons (he thinks it's fun!), his homosexuality (it shouldn't matter!), Kris Allen (it's great that Kris won!), his upcoming siiiick album (it's going to feature involvement by Lady Gaga's producer!), and of course, perhaps most excitingly, his custom Idols Live Tour wardrobe (it'll include a blue leather coat with shoulder-spikes and--omigod--"detachable tails"!).
Sooooo uncool. That tween chick who used to sob over Sanjaya in the Idol season 6 studio audience would even cringe at such behavior. I know at the beginning of this interview I joked about a restraining order (it was a joke! I swear!)...but after my screechy outburst, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that 19 Entertainment is filing the necessary 500-yards-at-all-times paperwork right now, as I type this. I just hope it's a temporary restraining order, so that it expires before the Idols Live Tour comes to my city next month. 'Cause I ain't missing that.
Witness the complete and utter dissolution of my hard-earned professional credibility below. You know what? It was worth it:
The Idols Live Tour starts July 5, buy your tickets HERE!
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