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Clay Aiken
Name : Clay Aiken
Gender : Male
Date of Birth : 1978-11-30
Place of Birth : Raleigh, North Carolina
Country Of Nationality : United States
TNN Categories : Celebrity,Musician,Reality TV Stars,TV Personalities
Brief Bio : Clay Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom on November 30, 1978) is an American pop singer who began his rise to fame on the second season of the television program American Idol in 2003. Based on album sales... - More...
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Clay Aiken: How ‘American Idol’ Gave Him The Courage To Come Out
Access Hollywood - USA - Clay Aiken told the world, “Yes, I’m Gay,” on the cover of People magazine this week, in a portrait with his son, Parker Foster Aiken. But his coming out journey has been five years in the making.

In his first television interview since opening up about his sexuality, Clay sat down with Diane Sawyer on “Good Morning America” on Thursday, where he said being selected for “American Idol” helped him find the courage to open up about his personal life.

“I grew up never caring what people thought about me. I got picked on relentlessly for everything — not just the obvious
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Categories : Reality shows, Musician News, Celebrity News
Posted 9/25/2008 12:09:16 AM | Permalink
Raleigh's Clay Aiken Wins Big On Game Show
The Raleigh Telegram - Raleigh,NC,USA - RALEIGH - Well known singer Clay Aiken of Raleigh appeared on a national game show, winning $300,000 for his charity, the Bubel-Aiken Foundation on Friday night.

The special celebrity edition of the "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader" game show, hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, aired on the Fox network on Friday night, August 29th.

On the show, adult contestants are paired with fifth graders in an effort to answer grade school-type questions about math, history, science, literature, and more.
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Celebrities : Clay Aiken
Categories : Musician News, Celebrity Causes, Celebrity News
Posted 8/30/2008 12:08:19 AM | Permalink
Is Kellie Pickler Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Great American Country - Nashville, TN, USA - Although Kellie Pickler endured some ribbing about her lack of sophistication during "American Idol," her subsequent career moves proved her intelligence. Now she's going to school on national TV to show just how smart she really is.

Kellie is one of several celebrity contestants scheduled to compete on Fox-TV's "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" during the November sweeps period. Others set to appear include fellow "American Idol" alum Clay Aiken, talk-show host Regis Philbin, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, Miss America Lauren Nelson and Billie Bush of "Access Hollywood."

The all-stars, who will compete for a potential million dollar prize for
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Celebrities : Kellie Pickler, Lauren Nelson, Billie Bush, Clay Aiken, Tony Hawk, Regis Philbin, Jeff Foxworthy
Categories : Musician News, Reality TV Stars, TV Personalities, Celebrity News
Posted 8/30/2007 12:08:30 AM | Permalink
'American Idol'-inspired 'Idol: The Musical' closes after just one night
Reality TV World - Mansfield, MA, USA - An American Idol-inspired musical apparently had far less success than the Fox mega-hit it's based on.

Idol: The Musical -- "a satirical musical comedy" that followed a delusional Clay Aiken fan base consisting of soon-to-be high-school graduates -- closed on Monday after only one regular performance, Reuters reported Tuesday.

"[Production closed] due to a lack of advance ticket sales, a lack of positive feedback from audience members and critics and a lack of sustainable financial resources," producer Todd Ellis said in a statement, according to Reuters.

Idol: The Musical first debuted in Syracuse, NY earlier this year with a 10-person cast before it
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Celebrities : Clay Aiken
Categories : Musician News, Reality TV Stars, American Idol
Posted 8/15/2007 12:08:18 AM | Permalink
Fans Can Watch and Wear 'American Idol' Next Year
BuddyTV - USA - Die-hard fans of American Idol will be delighted to know that their favorite show is about to make waves in the fashion industry. Recently, FremantleMedia, the show’s producer and licensor, made a licensing agreement with Lyric Jeans, Inc. in order to create a “lyric-inspired” American Idol clothing line.

For those who are unfamiliar with the company, Lyric Jeans, Inc. specializes on designing clothes to reflect a particular song. Their unique designs allow wearers “to express themselves through the words of their favorite song.” The company is currently affiliated with a number of recording companies, including Warner Chappell, EMI,Universal,
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Celebrities : Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Carrie Underwood, Clay Aiken, Fantasia Barrino
Categories : American Idol
Posted 7/13/2007 12:07:56 AM | Permalink
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Ex-'Apprentice' Contestant Kwame Jackson Wants No Part in Omarosa 'Tomfoolery' (EXCLUSIVE)
Clay Aiken, another “Apprentice” alum who is no fan of Trump's, also commented, and in a very biting way. He tweeted on Monday, “America desperately needs something to bring us together. I believe Omarosa may have been sent by God to bring ALL of us ...


How Maroon 5 Stays Winning on the Charts After a Decade and a Half
Maroon 5 hit the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time on the chart dated Apr. 3, 2004, with breakout Songs About Jane single "This Love." Here are the names of some of the other lead artists on that week's top 10: Cassidy, Clay Aiken ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

'American Idol' notes: Carrie Underwood pregnant, Kelly Clarkson's talk show idea, Scotty McCreery
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Originally posted Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog. Carrie Underwood today announced on Instagram she is pregnant with her second child. She is married to hockey play Mike Fisher. Their first child ...

Tucson Weekly

City Week
Tucson Weekly
Who will it be? Kelly Clarkson? Clay Aiken? That little girl with the yellow pants and the ukulele? Unless any of those people live in Oro Valley, then probably not. This is about homegrown talent, baby. And this is a really neat chance to step back ...


Mars and Earth are about to get cosmically cozy
The last time the two planets got this cozy, Clay Aiken was burning up the pop charts and Freddy vs. Jason was cleaning up at the box office. The festivities actually start Friday when Mars, Earth and the sun line up, marking an event called Mars ...

Tucson Weekly

18 Great Things to Do in Tucson This Weekend: August 17-19
Tucson Weekly
Kelly Clarkson? Clay Aiken? That little girl with the yellow pants and the ukulele? Unless any of those people live in Oro Valley, then probably not. This is about homegrown talent, baby. And this is a really neat chance to step back and realize just ...

Modern Times Magazine

An All-American TV Show, Live On Stage In Mesa
Modern Times Magazine
More than a few contestants who didn't win have also hit the big time including Jennifer Hudson (a 2006 Academy Award winner), Chris Daughtry, Katharine McPhee, Fantasia, Clay Aiken, Adam Lambert and Jordin Sparks. Although the show's popularity has ...

News & Observer (blog)

Clay Aiken joins new Amazon TV series set to debut this fall
News & Observer (blog)
Entertainment Weekly reports that former "American Idol" star Clay Aiken is part of the cast of a new Amazon series set to release this fall. The series, "New Dogs, Old Tricks," is a spinoff of the 2016 college comedy movie "What Happened Last Night ...


Clay Aiken Says Ada Vox Was Voted Off 'American Idol' Because She Wasn't the Best Singer
Clay Aiken is ready to set the record straight on Sunday night's episode of American Idol, in which drag queen Ada Vox got sent home. In his guest article to The Huffington Post, he plays devil's advocate by arguing that her elimination wasn't because ...
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