Coverage of American Idol almost-winner Adam Lambert coming out in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone: Is there a lede among them that doesn’t include the word “finally?”

ABC News: “After months of speculation about his sexuality, American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has finally come out…”

New York Daily News: “For months, Adam Lambert has kept fans questioning his sexuality. But that all ends in the next issue of Rolling Stone, where the American Idol runner-up opens up and finally reveals he’s gay.”

Chicago Sun-Times: “The suspense wasn’t killing anyone, because it wasn’t exactly a secret. But Adam Lambert, runner-up on this year’s American Idol, finally ended speculation today by confirming that he is, indeed, gay.”

Entertainment Weekly: “Adam Lambert finally confirms his sexuality in the new issue of Rolling Stone. Yes, it turns out the American Idol contestant is gay.”

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.