Clay thinks his “label is clueless about how to market to an audience he knows.”

Clay thinks his “label is clueless about how to market to an audience he knows.”
This not-easily-summarized and complex profile of both Clay Aiken and the American Idol phenomenon’s reception inside the recording industry focuses mostly on Clay Aiken and his Oct. 14 release of Measure of a Man. Clay, “a devout Baptist who does not smoke or drink, … respectfully asked that he not be required to sing any songs about sex” on the album. Additionally, “Aiken has had numerous frustrations with the way RCA has tried to tweak his image.” Ultimately, he “believes that the label is clueless about how to market to an audience he knows instinctively.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.