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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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Washington Blade

Clay Aiken joins Amazon series 'New Dogs, Old Tricks'
Washington Blade
Clay Aiken has joined the cast of the upcoming Amazon comedy series “New Dogs, Old Tricks.” “New Dogs, Old Tricks” is a spinoff series of the 2016 comedy film “What Happened Last Night.” The movie, which starred Amber Rose, Shelley Regner and Jake ...


Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Friends
Tyra Banks and Clay Aiken · Start Slideshow. (Source: Getty). Start Over See Full List · Prev 45 of 50 Next. 45. Tyra Banks and Clay Aiken. The legendary supermodel and the American Idol runner-up became friends after he appeared on Tyra's talk show in ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

'American Idol' notes: William Hung, Kellie Pickler, Caleb/Maddie, Daughtry/Cook
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Clay Aiken Tweet of the Week. Aiken goes sarcastic regarding pardons: Hey @ArsenioHall I had no idea he would be handing out pardons to former @ApprenticeNBC contestants! We coulda ripped the tags off of SOO many mattresses!! ...


Back to Broadway: An Evening with Broadway's Bart Shatto and Friends, June 15
Also, Bart had the distinguished honor of performing for President George W. Bush at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. along with Maya Angelou, Hal Holbrook, Tricia Yearwood and Clay Aiken. Bart can be heard as the voice of “Gaspard's Papa” in ...

Charlotte Observer

'American Idol' is holding auditions in 20 cities. Charlotte is on the list.
Charlotte Observer
"American Idol" has announced audition cities for the 2018-19 season, and Charlotte is one of 20 where the Idol Bus is making a stop: Auditions will take place in the Queen City on Friday, Aug. 31. "Idol" was in Asheville last summer but hasn't been in ...

Vanity Fair

Clay Aiken and Arsenio Hall Have Chimed in on the Alleged Donald Trump Jr. Affair News
Vanity Fair
Clay Aiken and Arsenio Hall, who both worked alongside O'Day on Celebrity Apprentice in 2012, are now tweeting their thoughts on the affair going public, to essentially say they knew about it before the rest of the world. Hall tweeted out a link to an ...

Instinct Magazine

Exclusive Interview: American Idol's Blake Lewis
Instinct Magazine
BL: “I wouldn't trash anyone who was on the show. It's Musicians just trying to [get ahead]. So, screw Clay Aiken. That's just rude. These people are just kids. I'm not relating to Country Singers, but these kids are young. The show has way too many ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Two outdoor music concerts scheduled at Museum Center at Five Points
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Warner, a professor at Lee University, has performed with Clay Aiken, Slide Hampton, Patti LuPone, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Olivia Newton-John, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and The Glenn Miller Orchestra, to name a few. He performs ...
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