Clay Aiken won’t talk to gay magazine.

Clay Aiken won’t talk to gay magazine.
Clay Aiken won’t talk to a gay magazine, his publicist told a columnist for a gay magazine. In Next magazine, Matt Bell writes, “We tried to get an interview with the sexually ambiguous pop star … but his publicist told us he’d ‘never talk to a gay magazine!’” So why would Clay’s publicist do something like this, especially if he’s straight and as compassionate as his fans say he is? This would, of course, having nothing to do with this earlier Gossiplist report: “John D is Clay’s stylist and hairdresser and there have been rumors about them for months, maybe even a year or so. He’s not even officially on Clay’s current tour but he still manages to show up at several venues with him.” “John D” refers to John Dahlstrom, who served as stylist for American Idol and the “A Clay Aiken Christmas” special.
+ plus: A Clay Aiken Christmas is out on DVD; read a review.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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.