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Talk of Clay Aiken’s Sex Scandal Isn’t Welcome at ‘American Idol’ Finale

Clay Aiken

A forgettable brunette and a warbling, socially inept, prematurely aging lad? American Idol has nothing but bored us this season, which is why we tuned out even before Mandesa and Paris Bennett got the boot. But the latest news from inside the Idol camp – regarding Clay Aiken and his gay sex scandal – have our ears turned up once again.

As per a FOX/American Idol directive this afternoon, entertainment journalists covering the AI finale are being instructed that any attempt to question or solicit comment from Clay Aiken regarding his recent scandal will result in their being barred from the finale. …

The interesting thing is that the directive says IF Clay appears, so it seems like his appearance may still be in question. Clay’s name still has yet to appear on any call sheets or rehearsal information at the production office or Kodak.

We’re sure he’d love to show up, if only he could tear himself away from AIM Video chat.

‘American Idol’ to Journos: When It Comes To Clay Aiken, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell [Jossip]

On:           May 23, 2006
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    • Jonathon

      I’d love to see the whole gaggle of reporters collectively flip the middle finger to Faux and tell them to stick it where the sun don’t shine. Does Faux think themsleves to be like North Korea or the White House in their ability to prevent “embarassment” for their golden boy?

      ‘American Idol’ should have ended after the first couple of seasons. It is now just a joke, promoted with fake enthusiasm and with an ever diminishing standard for “talent”.

      How sad that ‘AI’ can get so much free press out of Clay’s personal life yet consider it out of bounds for reporters to question him about it. If Clay had been a real man and had been honest with himself and the rest of America about who and what he is then he wouldn’t be in this situation today.

      May 23, 2006 at 2:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonathon

      One more thing… for anyone who thinks that ‘AI’ is the end-all-be-all of musical entertainment, I’d like to direct your attention to the annual Eurovision Song Contest that features some of the best new performers on the continent. Even though I am not a fan of this year’s winner, Lordi from Finland, the scope and variety of music and performers who entered ESC 2006 was astounding. Besides, it’s much more interesting to follow than who is the latest fave of Simon and his gang – and who will go on to record one record then disappear into the dustbin of American Top 40 radio.

      May 23, 2006 at 2:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Linc

      From “Inside the Idol Camp”?????? You’re kidding, right? You mean you got that piece of bs from desperate Paulus who made it up during his busy blogging time. At least say it’s conjecture based on the feverish mind of a crazed stalker if you’re going to repeat his crap. God, isn’t this over yet?

      May 23, 2006 at 2:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polly

      You heard it first on JP’s blog, who heard it from his “invisible” source at Fox8 Cincinnati, according to him. I guess if you’ve believed everything else JP has conjured up in his mind, you’d lean toward believing this. But I’ll bet you rec’d an email in your inbox, huh, since all the gossip sites are carrying the same word-for-word crap?

      JP claims to be waiting for the imaginary interview he did with Fox to air, the same channel that released this directive? LMAO

      As far as entertainment, ratings, or talent is concerned, you can attempt to discount the popularity of AI, but your argument will pale in the face of facts. How do you deny the #1 TV show for the past five months; beating out the Olympics and the Grammys? If you disagree, then mark it up to the dumbing down of America.

      Clay Aiken will appear on Wednesday night. Know why? Because AI season 2’s finale still ranks at #1 as far as ratings. How do you overcome that? Invite CA to appear and perform; currently the second most popular AI contestant, behind Kelly Clarkson.

      It would appear Clay’s new CD can’t be too far behind.

      May 23, 2006 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sal

      Clay should have been honest from the start and not pretend to be something he is not (a Christian) . Be gay or straight or whatever but not a hypocrite. That is worse than being gay using the Lord to hide behind.

      May 24, 2006 at 2:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Becky

      I think don’t think it’s anyone’s business what gender Clay Aiken is attracted to. I think the lawsuit and the publicity about it all is stupid. The guy is a talented singer and that’s all that should matter. I personally don’t think he is gay. I have several gay friends, and they don’t think he is either. But again, it really shouldn’t matter.

      May 24, 2006 at 11:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bobbie

      clay is the best idol contestant , as far as voice talent and intelegence. there is not a person alive christian or not christian
      ,who has not made some mistake. Remeber he who is with out sin let him cast the first stone. If “Clay is gay or straight doesnt mean he doesn’t love
      God . I am a Christian and I know that i have done things that I am not to proud of. But I am also forgiven . And all any of us can do is live the best that we can. why dont we pray for him and not condem him?

      May 25, 2006 at 10:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Da Girl

      Ok, I’m so sick of all the controversy with “is he gay or not”! Why should it matter, he is human as are we all. He lives his own life not us living it for him. If he is gay why should he tell us. It is none of our buisness anyway. It is his life, let him make his own self choices. If I were him I wouldnt admit to being gay, (not saying he is). This generation is so unforgiving and crushal, if we cant except others what in the world makes you think that the world will except you. Sure he made changes, but dont we all? We are people who try to live in a harsh world so let him be human. If you want him to let us know, we need to be excepting of him, not say your gonna burn in hell. He is very talented and cute so just let him be who he is not who you want him to be!

      May 28, 2006 at 7:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WILL


      May 31, 2006 at 2:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sal

      Don’t lie and say you are a Christian if you are not one. Having sex outside of marriage is a sin so if Clay is doing that then he is not a Christian.

      Jun 1, 2006 at 2:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sal

      Don’t lie and say you are a Christian if you are not one. Having sex outside of marriage is a sin so if Clay is doing that then he is not a Christian.

      Jun 1, 2006 at 2:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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