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Adam Lambert Still Adjusting to Life as a ‘Gay Celebrity’

The latest cover story in The Advocate is an interview with American Idol‘s most memorable runner-up, Adam Lambert. All about the nature of his post-Simon celebrity as he puts the finishing touches on a second album.

The good news is that Lambert continues to become more comfortable with the media spotlight and says that being in a healthy personal relationship (which he currently is) helps a great deal. The not-so-good news is that many outlets still want to harp on his sexuality:

“It’s been the weirdest battle with identifying as a gay man in mainstream culture,” he says. “I think The Advocate is an exception—I think a respected gay publication treats it differently–but in regular journalism they make such a big deal out of homosexuality!…”

“I feel like this is a conversation [Advocate] readers will understand where I’m coming from, because it’s tricky–I don’t know what the f*ck I’m doing sometimes. Seriously. No one teaches you how to be a gay celebrity.”

Lambert’s candid interview comes out the same week as Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto‘s blog share about his own sexuality. Maybe Lambert can give Quinto a couple of quick pointers about what lies ahead from a media perspective.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.