‘American Idol’ season two runner-up Clay Aiken offered WRAL reporter Lynda Loveland a tour of his Raleigh, North Carolina home. Aiken talked about having an ‘Idol’ pool tournament at the home with Kelly Clarkson and Ruben Studdard.
Talking about his kitchen, Clay said, “Everything has to be in order and lined up. I’m very OCD about the kitchen, which is strange, because I really can’t cook. So I don’t know how to do anything in here, but everything must be blue or silver.”
Talking about a dinner party he tried to throw when he moved in, Clay said, “The amount of food that we made was nowhere near the amount necessary for the people who were in the room, so people were asking for seconds on salad. You know when people ask for seconds on salad that you have a problem.”
Talking about his party with Kelly and Ruben, Clay said, “They both came over and we had an ‘Idol’ night here where everybody spent the night and played pool. Ruben and Kelly competed in a pool tournament for ‘Idol’.”
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Regis Philbin Comments On ‘Hand-Gate’
November 24, 2006 – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday (November 22) featured Jimmy commenting on the feud that erupted between Kelly Ripa and Clay Aiken, and then Kelly getting into it with Rosie O’Donnell. Later, ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ co-host Regis Philbin, whose absence last week prompted Clay’s appearance and subsequent uproar, came on to explain what was going on. YouTube has since removed the video.
Clay Aiken Sends Flowers To Kelly Ripa
November 23, 2006 – On Wednesday, ‘Extra’ learned Clay sent Kelly flowers after last week’s hand over mouth moment on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’, while Barbara Walters publicly declared on ‘The View’ that the resulting feud between Ripa and Rosie O’Donnell is dead.
Kelly Ripa Keeps Quiet On Clay & Rosie Kerfuffle
November 22, 2006 – During last night’s ‘American Music Awards’, Clay Aiken came out to present an award with Tori Spelling, where the actress spoofed the ‘American Idol’ season two runner-up’s appearance on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ last week. This morning, Regis Philbin made a small reference to Kelly Ripa’s awkward moment with Aiken, but she kept mum on the situation.