Clay Aiken running for Congress?

Celebrity Apprentice runner-up and American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken is considering running for a seat in the United States House of Representatives, according to a report. If he were to run and be elected, he’d join Real World cast member Sean Duffy, who’s already a two-term congressman.

The Washington Blade reports that he “is actively considering a bid to represent North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district in the U.S. House, according to two Democratic sources familiar with his plans.” Those people said he has been “consulting with political operatives in Washington, D.C.,” and “working with Betsy Conti, a Raleigh-based political strategist who’s worked for former North Carolina Gov. Bev Purdue and Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore in addition to serving as Maryland’s deputy labor secretary in the Glendening administration.”

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.

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