In a no-holds-barred interview with ‘Access Hollywood’ host Billy Bush on his radio show on Westwood One, ‘American Idol’ season two runner-up Clay Aiken discussed everything from people’s fascination with his sexuality to his wild fans. Aiken said he stopped taking Paxil due to weight gain, and again neither confirmed or denied if he is gay. Watch highlights of the interview below.
Clay Aiken To Have Pearly Whites For ‘Spamalot’ Debut
January 16, 2008 – Dr. Bobbi Stanley, a nationally acclaimed cosmetic dentist practicing in Cary, North Carolina issued a press release after performing a whitening procedure on Clay.
Dr. Stanley described how he came into contact with the singer, who is set to join the cast of the Tony award-winning musical ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ in the role of Sir Robin on Friday (January 18). “Clay contacted me right after he landed a booking on the Jimmy Kimmel show,” Dr. Stanley explained. “It was only five days before his appearance and he really wanted a new smile before the show.” Though the procedure would have taken up to three weeks to complete normally, having an office equipped with cutting-edge technology helped speed up the task. “We only had three days from start to finish, but we are set-up to accommodate busy patients in Clay’s situation, whether they are local or from out-of-town. So, our lab in California was not surprised to hear my request and agreed to go on 24-hour call to help me help Clay.”
Aiken said afterwards, “It was a great experience. Dr. Stanley fit me in at the very last-minute and provided me with a wonderful new smile. It was really more of a spa experience than a dental appointment. Although I live in Raleigh, I know that Dr. Stanley has a program for out-of-town patients who want to come in for a long weekend and go home with a beautiful new smile.”
Clay Aiken Joins ‘Spamalot’ On Broadway Beginning Friday
January 15, 2008 – Clay is joining the Tony award-winning musical ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ in the role of Sir Robin, kicking off at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre on West 44th Street beginning Friday. Aiken will continue his run through May 4th.
“Clay is amazing, beyond that glorious voice,” said director Mike Nichols. “Turns out he is an excellent comic actor and a master of character. People are going to be surprised by his wide-ranging talent, since the first impression is of great country charm and a singer to remember. This guy is not only a star; he is a lot more. We’re lucky to get him for ‘Spamalot’!”
But Aiken may have gotten off on the wrong foot with Monty Python fans by telling Newsweek that the first time he saw ‘Spamalot’, he thought it was “the stupidest thing I’d ever seen in my entire life” and that he “thought Monty Python was a person until three months ago.”