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The cover Adam Lambert's new album, “For Your Entertainment,” is raising eyebrows, but Lambert claims he's in on the joke.
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updated 10/28/2009 9:05:33 PM ET 2009-10-29T01:05:33

To those who found Adam Lambert’s upcoming album cover to be a tacky mash-up of twinkling fonts, outdated inspiration and retouching gone wrong, the “American Idol” runner-up wants to make one thing perfectly clear: he meant to do that.

The singer took to his Twitter account Wednesday, hoping to convince critics that the cover art represented a tongue-in-cheek tribute rather than a personal case of bad taste.

“Thank you to those who appreciate and understand that the album cover is deliberately campy,” Lambert wrote. “It's an (homage) to the past. It IS ridiculous.”

If some are still undecided about the singer’s fairly obvious intent (seriously, forget the glitter — the pore-free “glamour shot” look and frosty pink lipstick give it away), Lambert takes comfort in the fact he was at least noticed, if not understood.

“For those that don't get it: oh well…Glad to have gotten your attention,” the performer tweeted before signing off with, "Androgyny. Rock n Roll.”

Lindsay Lohan's dad predicts her death
Embattled actress Lindsay Lohan recently vented that she’d had enough of her estranged father’s oh-so-public efforts to save her while keeping himself “in the media spotlight.” Which means LiLo isn’t likely to appreciate Michael Lohan’s latest stunt.

In an interview with Grazia magazine, the elder Lohan predicted his daughter’s impending death.

“I fear the worst,” Michael Lohan told the magazine. “Look at Elvis, Anna Nicole Smith, Heath Ledger — who was a close friend of (Lindsay's).”

Slideshow: Evolution of Lindsay Lohan So, if revealing this mortal fear and other concerns to a magazine rather than, oh, say a doctor, a court, other family members or even Lindsay Lohan herself doesn’t fix his little girl’s future, Michael Lohan is convinced she won’t last long.

“It could be a year, a month, a week — who knows?” he said.

She’s no ‘Loser’
After seven weeks of low-cal meals and grueling workouts, Abby Rike asked her teammates to voter her off “The Biggest Loser” campus. But unlike most “send me home” requests, Rike wasn’t really giving up. She was just ready to move on.

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After all, Rike’s biggest accomplishment wasn’t the 82 pounds she shed since joining the program. It was her personal realization that she had a reason to go on living after losing her husband and two children in a 2006 car crash.

“You can’t bury your two children and the love of your life and think, ‘Oh, I'm just going to be okay,’” Rike explained to Life and Style. “You can’t help what happens to you, but you can choose how you respond to it. My journey (on ‘The Biggest Loser’) was more about finding out where I fit into the world. For me it was truly about healing from the inside out. Losing weight is kind of like shedding the sadness and hurt and emerging stronger. My life will matter again.”

Dish on the fly
Flip-flopping “Bachelor” Jason Mesnick recently revealed a little more about his infamous televised switcheroo. It seems Mesnick didn’t decide to dump short-term fiancé Melissa Rycroft for fellow contestant Molly Malaney until he learned Malaney might land her own chance to love ’em and leave ’em. “(The producers) kept asking me if I thought Molly would make a good ‘Bachelorette,’” Mesnick told Us Weekly. He then “realized I was not willing to let Molly go on TV and have 25 guys fight over her.” Still not helping the old tarnished image there, Mesnick. … After getting an in-person eyeful of plastic surgery enthusiast Jocelyn Wildenstein, Courtney Love instantly swore off nip-tucks for good. “I could do with another boob lift, but no way,” the singer insisted in a quote published to ContactMusic. “I don’t want to end up looking like (Wildenstein). She looked freaky.”

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.

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Photos: The many looks of Adam Lambert

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  1. Vested interest

    Adam Lambert, right, joins Snoop Dogg and Paula Abdul at the 2009 American Music Awards news conference held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Finding the 'Boundaries'

    Adam Lambert performs "No Boundaries," an original song written by judge Kara DioGuardi, on Tuesday, May 19, his final performance of season 8 of "American Idol." (F Micelotta / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Making a 'Change'

    Adam Lambert performed "A Change Is Gonna Come," a song selected by "Idol" producer Simon Fuller, as his second song on Tuesday, May 19. “That was the best I’ve ever heard you sing! Ever, ever, ever!" cooed Paula Abdul of Lambert's performance. (F Micelotta / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. A 'Phantom' performance?

    Adam Lambert reprised his version of Tears for Fears' "Mad World" during the final sing on Tuesday, May 19. Simon Cowell questioned his attire and said he thought the performance as a bit too much like "Phantom of the Opera." (Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Big time

    Adam Lambert made it into the final two on "American Idol" by singing two songs by enormous rock bands -- U2's "One" and Aerosmith's "Cryin'." Judge Simon Cowell bragged that U2 leader Bono called him personally to OK the use of "One." (Frank Micelotta / Fox via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Name-dropping

    Judge Simon Cowell bragged that U2 leader Bono called him personally to OK Lambert's use of "One." (F Micelotta / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. O say can you see

    Lambert, a San Diego native, returned to his hometown as part of the "Idol" final three hometown visits. While there, he made a trip to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and sang the national anthem for service members and their families. (Lance Cpl. Christopher O'quin / US Marine Corps via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Rock this town

    Lambert was in his element on rock night, tearing into Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love." Said an appreciative Randy Jackson, "you are a rock star tonight!" (R Mickshaw / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Classing it up for Rat Pack night

    Would Sinatra perform in anything but a suit? Lambert dressed up, but still kept his own personal style, on Rat Pack night. There's now a cat figurine wearing a white suit for sale on eBay imitating Lambert's outfit from this night. (F Micelotta / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Does caffeine calm backstage jitters?

    Lambert is seen backstage before elimination night on the week that Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai were sent home. Note the Coke machine in the background -- Coke, of course, is a major "Idol" sponsor. (R Mickshaw / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Suiting up

    Maybe this should have been the night for the white suit? Lambert went formal for disco night, where he sang his own version of "If I Can't Have You" from "Saturday Night Fever." (M Becker / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Get your motor running

    On movie-song night, Lambert pulled out the motorcycle jacket and blue jeans and sang "Born to Be Wild" from "Easy Rider." Said Paula Abdul, "you dare to dance in the path of greatness." (F Micelotta / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. The song so many missed

    When the Idols performed songs from the years they were born, Lambert chose 1982's "Mad World." Even Gary Jules, who arranged the version Lambert performed, said "it was fantastic." Jules covered the Tears for Fears song in a stripped-down, slow version in 2001 and the tune became popular after it was used in the movie "Donnie Darko" that same year. Unfortunately, Lambert performed last on a night that "American Idol" ran eight minutes over schedule and many fans who recorded the show missed Lambert's song. (Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Lay down the boogie

    When Lambert performed Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music," Paula Abdul compared him to Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler. (Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Emerging as a star

    Lambert's performance of "Tracks of My Tears" drew a standing ovation from Kara DioGuardi. Paula Abdul liked his appearance, too. "I love the clean look," she said. "No nail polish tonight!" (F Micelotta / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Middle Eastern music meets Johnny Cash

    Lambert was rarely criticized all season, but on country night, he performed Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" and added a Middle Eastern flavor, complete with sitar sounds. Randy Jackson thought it was "current," but Simon Cowell found it "absolute indulgent rubbish." (Michael Becker / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Taking on the King of Pop

    On Michael Jackson night, Lambert tackled "Black or White," and earned raves. "I hope Michael Jackson is watching," said Kara DioGuardi. () Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Fans got 'Satisfaction'

    Early on in the competition, Lambert tackled the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction." Simon Cowell thought some parts of the performance were "excruciating" and others "brilliant," but Lambert was on his way. (Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. You've got the look

    From the beginning, Lambert attracted fans, with some claiming he reminded them of vampire hearthrob Edward Cullen in the "Twilight" books and movies. (Chris Cuffaro / Fox via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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