Contributed by ballersfantasy: The Associated Press reports funeral services were held Monday for Vernon Grissom, the biological father of ‘American Idol’ runner-up Clay Aiken. The 68-year-old died Friday in Louisburg, North Carolina. Aiken, set to be in Long Island, New York’s Nassau Coliseum with touring partner Kelly Clarkson this Thursday, had been estranged from his father for many years and wasn’t in attendance for the funeral.
Clay Aiken Speaks With Fox News Channel
March 2, 2004 – Clay teams up with Kelly on tour and teamed up with the Fox News Channel to discuss the tour plans, his participation in Read Across America, his non-glamorous life, his position as a role model, and his feelings on broadcast decency moves in wake of the Janet Jackson Super Bowl breast flash. FoxNews.com has since removed the video.