"Idol" semifinalist homeless, or maybe not

Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:31pm EST
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By Shirley Halperin

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - A semifinalist on last season's "American Idol" has taken to Twitter to admit that he is homeless. But a spokesman for singer Alex Lambert insists all is well and that he has plenty of money to live on.

"Alex is not homeless," said the spokesman. "He's been crashing on friends' couches while looking for an apartment, but he's getting a retainer and working on (new music) demos."

"Idol" producer XIX Entertainment signed Lambert to a development deal shortly after his elimination, and he was given a second shot at fame via "Idol" creator Simon Fuller's 2010 web series "If I Can Dream."

But Lambert tweeted on Monday that after "Dream" ended he had been "kinda homless! (sic) Sleepin on the street and behind buildings.

"I have a choice to stay and persue (sic) my career or go back to texas and not do music!," the 20-year-old Texan wrote. "I'm usually a strong person but I can't take it anymore."

According to his rep, Lambert's rant can be attributed to a "bad day." Indeed, on Tuesday, Lambert tweeted, "I regret postin all that! Everything'll be fine!"