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.

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


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Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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.