‘American Idol’ judge Simon Cowell weighed in on the news Clay Aiken has admitted to taking the anti-depressant Paxil to deal with the fame that came with being on ‘American’. “Oh give me a break. Let me have a choice, I’m going to work in a coal mine for 14 hours a day or I’m going to be a runner-up on ‘American Idol’,” Cowell remarked during a press conference for the FOX hit. “Give me a break, idiot.”
Video at TMZ.com has since been removed.
Clay Aiken Outselling Justin Timberlake
September 28, 2006 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Wednesday night, “Clay Aiken’s in the news. It was reported that Clay Aiken’s new album is outselling Justin Timberlake’s album. Yeah. Aiken was surprised and said, ‘I usually don’t like being on top.'”
A Day With Clay Aiken
September 28, 2006 – Jann Carl of ‘Entertainment Tonight’ joined Clay for a day of appearances in Hollywood, including an interview with his biggest fan – Jimmy Kimmel. Aiken talk about his fans, living in North Carolina, and being a prankster. Yahoo! TV has since removed the video.
Clay Aiken Appearing On ‘Larry King Live’ On Wednesday
September 26, 2006 – Clay will be on CNN’s ‘Larry King Live’ on Wednesday night at 9 PM ET to take on the tabloid rumors about his sexuality according to the program’s promo clip which just aired.
Clay Aiken Won’t Answer Gay Question
September 24, 2006 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Friday night, “Yesterday on ‘Good Morning America’, Diane Sawyer asked Clay Aiken if he was gay, but he refused to answer. So, now, we’ll never know. [Laughter] One of the great mysteries of all time — remains unsolved. How did they build the pyramids? And what’s with Clay Aiken?”
Clay Aiken Says Sexuality, Private Life Are Nobody’s Business
September 22, 2006 – On ‘Good Morning America’ Thursday morning (September 21), Clay Aiken wouldn’t say whether he was gay or not. The singer called the speculation into his sexuality “invasive” and “rude.” Read more and watch video from ABCNews.go.com.
Clay Aiken Talks With ‘The Insider’ About His Sexuality
September 21, 2006 – In part two of his interview with ‘The Insider’ correspondent Lara Spencer, Clay spoke out on rumors of his sexuality. The singer refused to comment about the situation and doesn’t understand the fascination with what his sexual preference is. Yahoo!TV has since removed the video.
Clay Aiken Talks With ‘The Insider’
September 21, 2006 – Lara Spencer of ‘The Insider’ caught up with Clay, asking the singer about the new hairstyle, why he left Hollywood, and his new album of covers, ‘A Thousand Different Ways’. Yahoo!TV has since removed the video.