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He might still end up as royalty

Adam Lambert  (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
Adam Lambert (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

“American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert won’t rule out a stint as frontman of Queen, but that doesn’t mean his future is in classic rock.

The legendary band has expressed interest in employing his formidable vocal skills, and Lambert is a big fan of the group once fronted by the late Freddie Mercury.

But the 27-year-old California native says he’d feel torn about joining the band.

“That’s a tough question because, honestly, how do you say no to being in Queen?” said Lambert, sporting his trademark nail polish and blue-streaked hair. “I mean, that’s unbelievable.

“But at the same time, I do have my own thing to do right now, and that’s my goal. … I would love to perform with them anytime they wanted me to, but I also have my record to do. So, we’ll see.”

Lambert says his album “will be kind of a rock-pop-electronic-dance thing. I don’t know how to describe it. …

“There’s a way to take the glam rock of the ’70s and the classic rock of the ’70s and kind of modernize it,” he adds. “I want it to be produced in a very, very current, almost futuristic, way.”

Like, something really good?

“Idol” winner Kris Allen is looking forward to recording an album that’s like the music he performed on TV – but kicked up a notch.

“I want it to be different. I want to put out music that’s gonna be completely different than what’s going on right now in the music world,” says the 23-year-old singer from Conway, Ark.

First up, he’s looking forward to the “American Idol” summer tour, which kicks off July 5 in Portland and stops at the Tacoma Dome two days later.

From Kelly to Susan

Original “American Idol” champion Kelly Clarkson says she’s a fan of surprise British singing star Susan Boyle, adding to a growing number of celebrity admirers that already include Oprah Winfrey and Demi Moore.

Boyle, 47, who overcame a dowdy image to become an Internet sensation, is a runaway favorite to win “Britain’s Got Talent.”

“I think it’s awesome. I’m bawling whenever I hear her sing,” says Clarkson.

To-to-Terminator, too?

Sam Worthington, who breaks out as an action star in “Terminator Salvation,” says he felt like Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz.”

“Here’s this person waking up in another world and trying to find himself as they go on this yellow brick road,” he says.

Worthington notes that his character wears a blue coat, a la Dorothy’s blue dress, and went so far as to put red paint on his shoes.

A budding young wolf

Hugh Jackman’s 9-year-old son is using his dad’s screen pedigree to woo the girls.

Jackman says his son Oscar spotted a group of teenage girls one day, marched right up to them and declared: “Hey, you know that my dad’s Wolverine?”

The birthday bunch

Actress Carroll Baker is 78. Singer Gladys Knight is 65. Singer John Fogerty is 64. Actress Sondra Locke is 62. Country singer Phil Vassar is 47. Actress Christa Miller (“Scrubs”) is 45. Singer Kylie Minogue is 41. TV host Elisabeth Hasselbeck (“The View”) is 32. Actress Monica Keena is 30. Singer Colbie Caillat is 24.

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