Kris Allen "Flattered" By Adam Lambert's "Hilarious" Crush

June 12, 2009 9:34 AM ET

Adam Lambert confessed to crushing on his American Idol roommate Kris Allen in his Rolling Stone cover story, and now the Season Eight champion has responded to being the object of Lambert's affection. "I'm flattered," Allen told People. "And think it's hilarious."

"I was like, 'Oh, shit, they put me with the cute guy ... Distracting!" Lambert admitted to Rolling Stone about the moment he learned he'd be rooming with Allen in the AI mansion. "He's the one guy that I found attractive in the whole group on the show ... totally my type — except that he has a wife." Still, the Allen-Lambert bromance was one of the best subplots of Season Eight, and Allen was shocked when Lambert wound up taking second place in American Idol's final round. "I feel like Adam deserved it just as much as I did," Allen said after the finale.

Also, as he always does, Kiss' Gene Simmons had something to say regarding Lambert's coming out to Rolling Stone. According to Perez Hilton, Simmons recommended Lambert sing for Queen or on Broadway, then the God of Thunder added, "Mostly he should shut up about his sexual preferences. We, America, the rest of the world, really don't care." The outspoken bassist grew testy when asked how he and Kiss found performing with Lambert on the AI season finale: "How was it for him to perform with us, you mean? That's right, I see. Well, you just have to realize who the governor is and who the little puppy is." For much more on the "little puppy," be sure to check out all things Glambert at our Adam Lambert hub.

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