Clay Aiken thinks jokes about him are “funny” “half the time,” but gay questions are “insulting”

Clay Aiken has a sense of humor about the jokes that often make him their target. And they’re not all that unfamiliar. “I spent years and years in middle school getting picked on, so I’m kind of used it,” he tells The Calgary Sun. “First of all, I usually don’t watch (the talk shows) and someone else will tell me about them. And, heck, half the time, I think it’s funny.”

He also says that when people ask him about his sexual orientation, it’s “insulting.” Jokes about him being gay are “just as insulting as when someone like you interviews me and asks a question like that, no matter how you word it,” he says. But he’s also resigned himself to the insults: “It’s part of the game. You just do it.”

His second CD should be out next spring, he says; Clay is presently “working with Canadian producer Jaymes Foster Levy” on it, the Sun reports.

Singing the praises of Clay Aiken [The Calgary Sun]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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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.