Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Wednesday night, “Clay Aiken is in the news. Yep. Clay Aiken announced that he’s gonna be a father by artificially inseminating a woman. Yeah. No, Aiken assured his fans, ‘Don’t worry, we won’t be doing it the icky way’.”
TMZ: Clay Aiken Artificially Inseminated Jaymes Foster
May 30, 2008 – TMZ.com has learned that Clay’s record producer Jaymes Foster, who the ‘American Idol’ season two runner-up lives with while he is in Los Angeles, is pregnant with the 30-year-old’s baby after being artificially inseminated using Clay’s sperm. Foster, who is 50 years old (!), is due in August and TMZ hears Clay will have an active role in raising the child. Watch a report from ‘Access Hollywood’ on the story below.
Clay Aiken Visits ‘Good Morning America’
May 11, 2008 – Clay visited ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ on Wednesday (May 7), where the 29-year-old talked about not having the time to watch the hit FOX show which launched his career, still being sore from his role in the Broadway production ‘Spamalot’, and the challenge to disconnect from the audience while stage acting, in contrast to singing before an audience. The interview and performance of ‘Ashes’ has since been removed at abcnews.go.com.
Clay Aiken Talks With ‘Backstage With Barry Nolan’
May 10, 2008 – Sara Edwards of ‘Backstage with Barry Nolan’ had caught up with Clay. The 29-year-old talked about recently losing 20 pounds, learning more from bad things than from good things, and becoming more comfortable in his job as an artist. Video at YouTube has since been removed.
Clay Aiken Visits ‘Today’
May 10, 2008 – Clay visited with the ‘Today’ show fourth hour hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford to discuss his newly released fourth album ‘On My Way Here’ and his plum role in Broadway’s ‘Spamalot’. The singer said he hadn’t watched the FOX reality show that spawned his career in three years. “I sound horrible saying this. Do you go to your high school football games? You know after a while, I’m here because of ‘American Idol’, and I’ll negate that.” Clay also discussed his first job at Winn-Dixie, never getting tired of singing, and how ‘As Long As We’re Here’ is his favorite song on the album. Watch the interview below.
No Rumors For Clay Aiken To Clear Up, Except Why He Went Blonde
May 7, 2008 – Clay tells OK! magazine he has no rumors he wants to clear up, including that long speculated and much discussed one about his sexual preference. “At this point everyone knows everything,” the ‘American Idol’ season two runner-up explained. “I had a fan a few years ago say ‘I know everything about you except for what your favorite color is.’ In that case, I’m never telling anyone my favorite color. I’ve stuck to it for five years – no one knows. For the most part, people know quite a bit. After five years, people have figured out as much as there is to know.”
As Aiken nears his 30th birthday, he did hint at why he decided to go blonde. “I don’t really know why we did this,” he laughed. “With the dark hair, I felt I was looking old. I’ll be completely honest with you. I’m sure I’m going to go back to the dark at some point just because the blond, I don’t know, whatever. When I get my hair out from under the [‘Spamalot’] wig, I’ll be going back to the brown.” Read more.