The Indianapolis Star caught up with Kathy Griffin in a Q&A and asked the ‘D-List’ star what career advice she’d give to ‘American Idol’ season two runner-up Clay Aiken now. “First of all, major relocation,” Griffin said. “He has to leave the country. He has to be like Josephine Baker or David Hasselhoff and find a fan base overseas. I think once you have had your picture in the Star tabloid with four Webcam pictures of you hooking up with a guy and you don’t have a shirt on, it’s time for a ‘vacation’. He has to have a long sit-down with Manilow and get a game plan. He has to say, ‘Barry, I want you to plan out my next year. I’ll do whatever you say.’ He should follow the footsteps of his obvious mentor.”
In The Year 2000: Clay Aiken
April 6, 2006 – During the ‘In The Year 2000’ comedy segment on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Wednesday, Conan predicted: “Clay Aiken will rush to see the movie ‘Inside Man’ when he misreads the title as ‘Inside Men’.”
April 5, 2006 – John Paulus, who alleges to have had a sexual tryst with Clay, posted a new message on his blog at blogspot.com. “Now here is the washcloth that I got for Clay after he had his way with me for 90 very long minutes,” he writes. “I got up after Clay ‘finished’ and went over to the sink where I got the washcloth. I wet the washcloth and brought it to him when he rudely blurted out ‘Is this the biggest $%&*ing towel that they have?’. I of course quickly went back to retrieve a larger towel that I will post pictures of later on in my blog. Clay used this wet washcloth primarily to wipe the lube off of his hands.” johnpaulus.blogspot.com has since been shut down.