Clay Aiken’s baby Parker Foster Aiken was born today

Clay Aiken announced the birth of the baby he fathered on his web site today. Clay refers to the baby’s mother as “my dear friend, Jaymes”; she’s David Foster’s sister and Clay’s friend/producer/roommate, and was artificially inseminated.

The baby’s name is Parker Foster Aiken, who will have Clay’s last name, Clay insists on his site: “No hyphens. One first name. One middle name. One last name.” Clay reports that he “is healthy, happy, and as loud as his daddy. Mama Jaymes is doing quite well also. … We’ll share more at some point in the future.”

The baby was born at 8:08 a.m., and today is Aug. 8, 2008. So, that’s 8:08 on 8/8/8, which may or may not mean something. Had this happened two years, two months, two days, two hours, and two minutes earlier, the birth would have given comedy writers some impossible-to-ignore material.

Welcome To Our World! [ClayOnline]

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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