A report on the Web site GossipSauce claiming that American Idol judge Randy Jackson dined with season 8 finalist Adam Lambert at Katsuya restaurant in Hollywood last Tuesday — the night before Lambert’s Feb. 25 semifinal performance of “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” propelled him to a top 12 slot — is “absolutely untrue,” according to Jackson’s publicist. “Randy did not have dinner with Adam Lambert. He ran into him as he was leaving the restaurant,” Jackson’s publicist tells EW exclusively.
After Lambert performed his Rolling Stones cover, Jackson hailed him as “one of the most current artist we’ve ever had on this show. It’s like a combination of Steven Tyler meets Fall Out Boy meets Robert Pattinson from Twilight meets My Chemical Romance.”
Spokespersons from Fox and Katsuya have not returned calls for comment on this story, but we’ll update this Hollywood Insider post if they do.
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