Adam Lambert Sued for Participating on American Idol

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Adam Lambert is facing a lawsuit from a record label that claims he violated his contract by appearing on season eight of American Idol.

Colwel Platinum Entertainment - the same company attempting to release an album of former tracks by Lambert, against the singer's wishes - has filed documents in California federal court that allege Adam was under a Music Services Agreement and a Co-Publishing Agreement when he took the Idol stage.

Adam Lambert Europe Music Awards Performance

Reads the lawsuit:

"Upon further information and belief, the rules governing appearances on and participation in American Idol when Lambert was a contestant provided, among other things, that contestants were ineligible if 'as of the date of [the] audition, [they had]...a music recording contract...or any other contractual arrangement that would prohibit [them] from entering into a...recording contract..." A violation of this provision was grounds for disqualification."

The label argues that Lambert got paid for recording songs while under contract and that the agreement stipulated the company would have the right to use Lambert's name, nickname and biography in connection with advertising and promoting the tracks.

Now, however, Lambert's reps have convinced Amazon to remove "Beg for Mercy" for its catalog. This CD is comprised of singles Lambert recorded over five years ago.

"Remember than in any dispute, reserve judgement until all the facts surface from ALL parties. Guilt and innocence come with a complete story," Adam recently Tweeted regarding the controversy.


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Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]