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During his appearance on The View last week, Adam Lambert wondered about the public's fascination with his raunchy American Music Awards performance. He asked: was it really that big of a deal?

Over the weekend, Lambert's close friend and former competitor, Kris Allen, echoed that sentiment. After all, Adam's antics didn't take him by surprise at all.

That's who he is," Allen told the media at Z100's Jingle Ball. "Obviously, he couldn't do that stuff on Idol. And so you're getting to see the real Adam now."

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Asked his specific thoughts on Lambert's grinding and kissing at the infamous event, Allen replied:

"I thought it was Adam being Adam. I'm going to get a shirt that just says, 'That's Adam.'"

Regarding album sales, being Adam has worked for Lambert. His CD has sold the second most copies of any debut album this year, while Allen, unfortunately, has watched his first effort plummet down the charts.

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Don't be jealous, Mrs. Kris Allen.

Your man still only has eyes for you. He just couldn't resist a photo op this week with the iconic figure of Daisy Duck.

The American Idol champion performed in front of thousands at Walt Disney World as part of that locale's Christmas Day Parade TV special, set to air Christmas Day. It will be shown on December 25 on ABC.

Allen will be joined on the special by Celine Dion, Yani, Steve Wonder and the Jonas Brothers, the latter of whom you can also see rocking out right now.

For more close-ups of Kris, click on the photos below:

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Rivalry, schmivalry.

Kris Allen's debut album is currently on sale, and Adam Lambert releases his first-ever CD next week, but the former American Idol finalists are more friendly than feuding.

The singers cover the latest issue of Billboard, as Allen talks in the magazine about the process of recording songs for his album:

"When you're going to write and be in the studio, it's like, 'Now I have to think about me.' That's the mind-set you have to work with. I keep a journal, and maybe I'll take something from that - but when I'm writing a song I'll usually just be playing around on my guitar. More than anything, I just try to capture a moment."

Lambert, meanwhile is currently embroiled in a public fight with the editor of Out. He told the publication above:

“I consider myself part artist, part businessperson. I find marketing interesting, I find publicity interesting. I find the whole process interesting. I think there’s some artists that are really focused on the music and the artistry, but I also think being a showman and being an entertainer is more than just being a musician. It’s everything."

TO WATCH LAMBERT'S INTERVIEW, FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE'S JUMP.

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The Hollywood Gossip is pleased to announce its 5th Comments Contest!

This week's prize? A copy of Kris Allen, the debut album from ... Kris Allen. Leave the most comments on THG and the American Idol winner's CD is yours!

Finalists and Friends

The rules of The Hollywood Gossip Comments Contest are as follows:

  1. You must register and create a profile. This is easy, fun and FREE. You can fill out your profile under the "Edit My Profile" link while logged in.
  2. Comment on any THG post and say whatever you want. We will count comments made on all our celebrity gossip articles, not just this one.
  3. We reserve the right to disqualify users for spam comments.
  4. Keep it clean ... ish. Vulgarity and profanity are discouraged.
  5. Comments will be tallied between now and next Monday.

That's it! Comment away and win!

Kris Allen's self-titled debut album drops this week. Win a copy of it free by leaving the most comments on The Hollywood Gossip articles between now and next Monday!

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He finished first on American Idol.

Therefore, Kris Allen will be the first artist from that show's eighth season to release an album; his self-titled CD will be available on November 17.

Is the singer nervous about it? A bit. But he says talking to past contestants has helped ease the pressure.

"David Cook has done his thing for a year and he's been very successful at it," Allen told E! News. "Chris Daughtry is obviously very, very successful with what he's done. They've both stayed really grounded and really cool. I've talked to them a little bit."

What did they say to the burgeoning star?

"They tell me: sleep when you can!"

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Allen, of course, will always be linked to runner-up Adam Lambert.

Asked how often he keeps in touch with his former rival, Kris said: "We see each other every once in awhile and we text all the time."

So, can Allen tell us how Lambert is handling his break-up with Drake LaBry?

"He's doing good. He's obviously not completely happy about it, but I think it was just something that needed to happen."

Will you purchase Allen's self-titled debut album?

 

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We love Adam Lambert, but the guy has to give Kris Allen a break.

First, he received more publicity than Allen after American Idol, even though the latter actually won.

Then, he set a release date for his new album (November 23) just a few days after Allen's hits stores (November 17).

Now, Lambert has the nerve to start dating Ferras Alqaisi and really steal the spotlight from Kris. For shame!

Fortunately, Kris isn't going down without a fight! Or at least a music video. Check out the official video for "Live Like We're Dying" after the jump.

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We're just weeks away from the debut album from Kris Allen.

But fans don't need to wait until November 17 to listen to a few new singles by the American Idol champion.

Over the weekend, the Arkansas native debuted a trio of songs at a Miami Dolphins  tailgate party. The first, filmed below, is titled "Written All Over My Face."

Has this piqued your interest?

Follow the jump to watch Allen perform two more hits, each of which wil be featured on his forthcoming CD.

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Music fans are in for a three-week treat, beginning on November 17.

On that date, Kris Allen releases his debut CD. A week later, Adam Lambert does the same; and fellow American Idol finalist Allison Iraheta completes the trifecta on December 1 with her debut album.

The trio of talented young singers recently gathered for a photo shoot and interview. This time, no naked women were involved with Lambert.

Allison, Kris and Adam really do seem like they get along, however. Click on each pic below for a larger version of it...

FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE'S JUMP TO WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH ALL THREE SINGERS.

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Don't let this headline fool you: Kris Allen has not had sex with Britney Spears.

Instead, the American Idol champion has done something far cooler and far less disgusting: he performed a concert for the students of Ohio’s Seton High School because they raised $5,000 for breast-cancer research.

As part of his one-man show, Allen covered Britney's first hit, "... Baby One More Time" like only he can: with soul, passion and an acoustic guitar.

The performance was reminiscent of his incredible "Heartless" rendition during his run to the Idol crown this spring. We'll purchase Allen's debut album when it comes out on November 17 no matter what.

But wouldn't it be cool if it was filled with nothing but acoustic versions of known songs? Watch the video of Kris doing Britney below:

Which version of this single do you prefer? Britney's sexed-up pop smash? Or Allen's down-to-earth serenade?

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Christmas has come early for David Archuleta fans.

First, they can purchase his latest album, Christmas From The Heart, starting today. Right now! Go! Go! We'll wait right here...

Second, the former American Idol runner-up has announced that he'll be touring this year in order to promote the CD. Let's hear more about it from the cute crooner himself:

In other American Idol news: Kris Allen releases his debut album on November 17.

Fans that are already downloading his first single off it, "Live Like We’re Dying," should be excited to check out the rumored CD cover for his self-titled debut.

View it after the jump.

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