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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 …

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“Trainer save” added to Biggest Loser; cast includes 462-pound Ruben Studdard

American Idol 2 winner Ruben Studdard will be on the 15th season of The Biggest Loser this fall; the 462-pound singer will be “the show’s first celebrity player,” according to NBC, and he’s also the season’s biggest person. The 15-person cast also includes Olympic weightlifter Holley Mangold. Also a first: the trainers helped cast the …

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John Paulus details harassment from some Claymates, says he’s friends with others

A week and a half after American Idol 2 runner-up Clay Aiken shocked some of his fans by coming out, some Claymates are still having a hard time, while others don’t seem fazed. On The Clayboard, there were mixed reactions to Clay’s most recent Good Morning America interview. In other discussions, there were meditations on …

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Clay Aiken first came out during American Idol, now wants people to “hush”

Almost exactly two years after appearing on Good Morning America to refuse to discuss his sexual orientation, Clay Aiken was interviewed by Diane Sawyer again yesterday (the interview continues today), and this time, the openly gay Clay said that he first revealed he was gay to someone else on American Idol 2. “When I got …

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