Saturday, December 30, 2006

Clay Aiken: What HE Was Like At Age 15

The following was posted at TMZ by someone who claims to have known Clay when Clay was 15 years old.
Her account sounds plausible enough and it doesn't seem that Clay has matured psychologically at all during his life.
It makes one wonder if Clay was really bullied, as he loves recall, or if CLAY was the bully himself. He's certainly been acting like one lately and he seems to revel in it. Clay? Grow up. Be a man.
Here's the thing that amuses me. I knew Clay Aiken when he himself was actually 15, and I was struck by just how immature he was. He wasn't cast in a theatre role which he obviously felt he was right for, so he ended up in the chorus. After all, when he auditioned he said he would be willing to take any role, and while he may have been disappointed in not getting one of the lead roles, it was astounding how much of a grudge he seemed to carry.
He was constantly whining, putting down the guy who got the role he wanted, making "snarky" comments about others in the cast, (one was even to the face of a 12-year-old girl, who was reduced to tears on one occasion, aside from that, he reserved his painful put-downs behind his fellow cast members backs.) He carried a huge superiority complex, thought he was too good for the show, and certainly didn't believe in teamwork. When one of the tech crew, who had grown increasingly weary of Clay's immature antics, decided to hide his stuffed Sylvester cat from out of his dressing room, Clay broke down and threw a temper tantrum. He was "only" 15-years of age at the time, but he acted like a spoiled brat of 7.
Needless to say, his frustration over not being cast in the next two shows he auditoned for was in no small part due to him being a difficult person to work with. No one wanted to be around his negative energy, and his bitterness.
I had hoped he had outgrown his "issues", but these continuing stories of his "diva"ish attitude doesn't inspire me with any confidence.
Clay's fans, those few he has left, should be willing to at least acknowledge that Clay at 15 was every bit as repulsive as they claim Joshua is. If this viewpoint is all new to you, then understand that his "memoirs" conveniently ignored certain actions on his part that were less than endearing.
His sore attitude did him no favors.

Posted at 2:18PM on Dec 30th 2006 by Rachel from Raleigh0 stars-->

Clay Aiken: Great Moments 2006



In our new issue hitting newsstands today, The National Enquirer is publishing shocking photos which may finally force Clay Aiken to come out of the closet!

Standing proudly in front of an internet camera, the former American Idol star apparently sheds his clothes until he is literally butt-naked.

The man who supplied us with the images — a 22-year-old homosexual school teacher — says Aiken performed the crude striptease in a bid to solicit him for sex via a gay website.

In recent weeks, The National Enquirer has uncovered several men who claim they encountered the
singer as he surfed the internet looking for casual sex.

While Aiken has repeatedly denied he is gay, ex-soldier John Paulus told how he also shared 90 sordid minutes of passion with Aiken in a hotel room on January 2. In our new story, the teacher from Boston, Mass., who did not want to be named, said he met Aiken on the gay chat site

In a National Enquirer website exclusive, we are providing excerpts of the internet chat which is claimed to have taken place last December 5 — one day before Aiken appeared in
concert in Boston.

Here is the edited text:

are you interested in me at all?
Source: ummmmmmm

Source: isn't every gay man in america?
i dunno
im only asking you now
Source: that seems a bit self explanatory
Source: otherwise I wouldn't be chatting
Source: hehe
Source: you're gorgeous


Source: you've never posed shirtless?????
just need to be a little careful

Source: really?
Source: howcome?
no one wants to see this
its boring and white
Source: and sexy and smooth and lickable
well you may feel that way
but the only way youll see it is in person
i dont have what you have to show off

Source: I'm just another piece of meat to a celebrity with a new boy in every town
but why was it taht you wanted to meet me
HA HAif you think i have a new boy in everytown !!!HA HAHA
tahts rich

Source: come on
but i wont be able to convince otherwise of that either
Source: you don't manhunt yourself a new guy on each
tour date?
i am a skinny white guy
i will admit that i try often when i have a day off

Source: hahahahaha
but i RARELY find an attractive guy my age
when i do
Source: you must have high standards
80% of them dont believe me
15% of them dont like me
Source: and I'm the other 5%
Source: ?????

and 3% i chicken out on
i have meet ONE guy off of here this year
Source: hahahahahaha
Source: WIMP

!it was on my summer tour in indy
Source: oh?
very nice guy
Source: he cute?
we stay in touch

well.. despite the fact that you have set me up for dissapointment tonight
you do seem like a pretty nice guy

Source: and a potential enjoyable wednesday night
i wont deny that the initial attraction is the looks
Source: of course it is
but you have been pretty cool since we've been talking
Source: well thanks
Source: I like beeing "cool"

youre obviously a little disturbed because you think i am attractive!
Source: welllllllll
but.. we can work through that
Source: my glamourized hollywood image of you.....
oh.. so now that youve seen the real me...not as attractive anymore?
Source: you're cute

Published on: 03/01/2006

Friday, December 29, 2006

Clay Aiken: Still An American Asshole! Joshua Willard Speaks!

125. Hi people, its Joshua Willard!!!

I really don't understand why everyone is so upset with me??? The Greensboro Symphony called me three weeks prior to the concert and asked me to sing because Clay gave them the first half of the show!!!

So I got there on Saturday, did a rehearsal, did a sound check, and then Lisa Crawford, the director of the symphony called me and Alden(the other girl that was cancelled also) into an office, locked the door, and told us that she didn't know how to tell us this, but Clay and his people cancelled our acts because they werent festive!!! Well GUESS WHAT!!! We didn't have a say-so in what we sang!!!

So they handed us tickets and told us to sit and watch the concert or leave, and that they all felt sorry for us!!! Well, my family, like most of you, paid 500$ for tickets!!! And then they found out that i was cancelled!!!

The Greensboro felt sorry for the fact that our acts were cancelled, and we had driven 50 min.(gas isn't cheap ya' know) and wasted our day!!! So they were able to let us sing 30 sec. of "White Christmas,"( and for those of you that think that I wasn't loud enough! my mic. was screwing up,[the same one that Clay was using], AND I wasn't supposed to be loud b/c I was singing harmony!!!)

So, then, right before I go on stage, Alden and I are both told that there were also 4 or 5 other acts that were ALSO cancelled! And GUESS WHAT AGAIN... They WERE CHRISTMAS ACTS!!!

Well, I was on the news Fri. before the concert and Fox 8 was expecting me to be on stage Sat., and I wasn't!!! So they called me Wed. @ 9:27 AM and asked me what happened!!! And all i did was answer honestly!!! It is not my fault that not everything of my 45 min. interview was put on the news!!!

So all you people saw was what was against Clay!!! You people need to understand that all i did was answer questions!!! And I could care less about publicity!!! I just want whoever cancelled my act, and many others to admit it, or appologize, because they are causing major screw ups!!!

I am very mature and have lots of things going for me!!! I wouldn't try to trash somebody for no apparent reason!!!
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4:49PM on Dec 29th 2006 by Josh0 stars-->

129. Oh yeah I almost forgot!!!

#1. I did not call the news to complain, they called me!!!

#2. You people that ARE claymates... Why are you wasting your lives falling in love with a human being!!! HE ISN"T GOD!!!

And people... another thing...I didn't want 15 min. of fame!!! I didn't know this story would make the headlines!!! I am a 15 year old boy for crying out loud!!! I'm too busy worrying about my own life @ school, and what my first cars going to be!!! Please!!! If I wanted 15 min. of fame, I would get it another way!!!

I am a huge christian and don't believe that putting people down is right!!! And NO... I did not put Clay down!!! The news asked the questions, I only gave them an honest answer!!!

However.. Clay was rude @ the concert... making remarks about Kelly Ripa and making Flatulence jokes!!! And the way he acted to certain ppl in the audience!!! Come on!!!

At the end of the concert he even talked up the local arts and how we should all support them!!! Well guess what!!! He was being hypocritical!!! Because he cancelled the local arts!!! So you people should really put down your defense walls for Clay and just think!

Posted at 5:34PM on Dec 29th 2006 by Joshua Willard

The Cattle Are Lowing

ClayMates corralled in Charlotte.

Clay Aiken : Battling Fat 2006

Damn right, he should pay attention to his weight gain! It might affect his success while web-camming.

Clay Aiken: A Montage of Great Moments, 2006

LOL!! Like anyone would think this is flattering?

Clay Aiken: Great Moments 2006. The Larry King Debacle.

Another non-denial on his ATDW promo "blitz". Larry King tried to make it easy for Clay to come out, but Clay danced around doing so.

Clay Aiken: His Own Words. What happened?

The following was put together by Clay Fans some time ago. It's interesting to read the words he said and compare them to his current behavior.

by clz4clay

This is the first Clutterance in a while and it is a long one. I’d like to express some thoughts using Clay’s words.
There were so many comments about how much Clay was enjoying himself during the Juke Box Tour. If you read the reviews both in newspapers and from fans who attended it’s a common theme…Clay loved being on that stage. Then there are the wonderful quotes from the banter that happened at different venues:

To men in the audience: When they were enthusiastic – “It’s ok, you’re a claymate, don’t be ashamed (Atlanta); It’s a fate worse that death – yuck – Clay Aiken – sometimes I get sick of him!” (NH); “Do you listen to the wonderful Clay Aiken CD’s in the car? – Me too! (Boston); “Ladies and gentlemen we have a word for this but I’m not going to say it because you look like you could beat me up – pretty much anyone does.” (Boston)
Screamed from the audience – “I want you Clay” and Clay responded – “Well thank you, I love me too – oh did I say that out loud?” (Rochester)
"You people with cameras are crackin me up - That lady took 20 minutes to sit down because she didn’t want her camera to jolt – because God forbid the clack skipped around….yeah I know your words!” (Clio)
"I’m sweatin into my eyeballs here…I’m going to take a break and probably going to have to take a cold shower (audience goes nuts) …Maybe I shouldn’t have said that huh? Ok let’s rewind – I’m going to go back in there and read a book." (Cary)
“Then you’ve got the skinny white boy who is funk free.” (Cary); “What are you lookin at from the 2nd row with binoculars?” (Cary); “Who just said hurry up? Perfection takes time honey!” (Merrillville)
"It’s all good. There are people here that are going to be mad at me because I said that and people that are gonna be happy I said that. You can never make anybody happy altogether so I figure I’ll just speak my mind – why not.” (Clio)
“We’ve gotten a little flack from the critics…. I just say "gotcha It’s my show” {Editor's note: He actually said, "Pfffft! It's my show!"] (Rochester)

When Clay said in the TV Guide interview:

“LA is such a lonely city, the most desperate city in the world. Everybody here is concerned with the wrong things, with their outsides, and everybody else’s outside, and their insides rot.”
Some decided that he was slamming ordinary people in LA. Whatever Clay heard on the boards or from acquaintances after that interview was released caused him to restate the obvious:

Quote: "I said I felt people there put too much emphasis on the outsides and not their insides," Aiken says. "What I meant to say was 'people in the entertainment industry' and I kind of generalized 'entertainment industry' as 'L.A.' and it came out that way. I read it back that way and went, 'Oh, crap,' and it kind of stirred a commotion amongst fans and whatnot, and that's nothing that would ever have happened to me before."
"I'm surrounded by people in the entertainment industry, not people that I work closely with, but people in general in this business, who, sometimes I think their priorities are wrong. But I just said it one way and now I look like a jerk, and I didn't mean it that way at all. That's not the kind of thing that would have happened to me as a teacher. I would have said something, people would have realized what I meant and I would have moved on to the next thing." (Pittsburgh Gazette)

The part of this quote that stuck out for me was: “That's not the kind of thing that would have happened to me as a teacher. I would have said something, people would have realized what I meant and I would have moved on to the next thing.”
Clay has told us many things about himself so I was a little bewildered that what he said in the TV Guide interview was misinterpreted, after all he did say:
Quote: “It’s hard to know who means well and who doesn’t. It makes it all the more important that you stay true to yourself.” (LTS – pg.208)
"There have been more trials recently than in my past life. I've had to fully rely on God now than I have in the past. In the past, I would make decisions more hastily and not have a problem with it, but now I take time to pray about it and really think about it and try to see what's exactly best for me, what God would want me to do, what my family would want me to do. It's hard to know who to trust in L.A. God is one Person you can always trust." (2004)

Remember the Sewell, New Jersey incident when Clay was being accused of treating kids in a poor manner. This was not anything like the Clay that we knew – nothing like Clay had always talked about. Later we learned that indeed it was all baloney – and we also learned that Clay was hurt by the fact that he was accused of something that was so anti his character:

Quote: The only downside to his global celebrity is that it has made him a target for the tabloids, which realize his face on the cover will sell papers. Not even someone with his wholesome image is immune to their creative smearing. He's adopted the savvy strategy of ignoring them, but one piece, which was sent to him, was especially hurtful, he said. "One of them wrote I was working with a children's choir last Christmas and I was rude to them. I've spent my entire life working with kids, trying to help them." The only consolation, he said, is, "I think most people didn't believe this story because it was so preposterous." (Sun-Sentential – April 2,2005)

There are a number of times that this has happened… Clay has been accused of things that are not anything like the Clay Aiken as HE says he is.
Again, during the Juke Box Tour, Clay gave some awesome interviews. In them there are tons of personal things that he said about himself that are remarkably similar to what he has always said. He is consistent and I think that should be heeded – It helps in understanding just who Clay is. “IT’S MY SHOW reaches a lot further that stage left or stage right:
Quote: "When people are screaming at you on stage it's a kind of selfish fulfillment, that's the only way I can think of to describe it," he says. "Who doesn't want to have people love and enjoy what they do? But there's only so much you can get from people telling you how wonderful you are. (Express Times 8/2005)
I love seeing people joyful. It’s great to witness the effects of the music. It makes the long drive to the next city that much easier when I know it will matter to people that I am coming to sing. (LTS)
"There's a completely different satisfaction in learning what there is to do to help other people. I don't feel like my trip to Uganda is going to greatly change the situation there. But even if it's a small change it was worth it." (Express Times)
Singing in front of a stadium of fans is wonderful, but it pales in comparison to being embraced by a child. (LTS pg144)


Quote: "I feel everybody has a purpose on Earth and God has given each person a gift to improve the surroundings they're in once they've discovered what that gift is," he adds. "So each person's purpose is for the glory of God and to better our surroundings." (Express Times)
"I can see a clear path of where God put me…..and how each experience, each situation ….. prepared me…. for the next one. It’s concrete evidence for me that God has a plan and that it’s important to continue to have faith in Him and His ability to guide my life and not to rely on myself or any earthly person to do that…… where I am now is because of His direction and His guidance (that) makes it a lot easier for me now to realize – well just give it up and allow God to control what you’re doing in your life each and every day. " (Interview on Learning To Sing CD)
"I look at this gift as a stepping stone, or trait if you will, that I can use to ultimately better things," he says. "I think the entertainment career in many ways enables me to do more important things." (Express Times - 2005)
"I believe God has a direction for me. He did not give me this life just so I could buy a big house and an SUV. My job is to give back and to be a decent human being no matter how many people cheer my name." (LTS)
"In church in Raleigh, the congregation used to say, “Make sure you use your voice for the Lord.” I feel that is what I’m doing. And I will continue doing it until the Lord tells me to pipe down." (LTS)


"When I stand out and look from the stage I see families and a lot of kids out there and that's a big thing for me," he says. "I always thought I was going to spend my life working with kids in some way. I know I'm not a teacher when I'm onstage. But whether you're singing or dancing or acting, I think you have a responsibility." (Express Times - 2005)

"I think there are certain things I want to stay away from. I think there’s a lot of people out there right now who necessarily may not portray the most wholesome things. There’s a lot of people out there who I wouldn’t want my kids to watch so whatever direction we go in I want to make sure that it’s something that I wouldn’t be ashamed of – something I wouldn’t be ashamed to let my kids watch" (ROLLING STONE PHOTO SHOOT INTERVIEW - 2003)

"Every single person who is a celebrity, whether they want to or not, is going to be watched by millions of people. They have a choice to make. They can either make the choice to set a good example or make the choice to not care what other people think of them. I don't necessarily care what other people think about me, but I do make the choice to set a positive example all the time." (BEAUTIFUL GIRL INTERVIEW - 2004)


Quote: After Clay talked about his travels this year for UNICEF this interviewer asked him it that was the kind of thing that keeps him grounded: “To me it’s just an opportunity to continue to do what I was doing before hand. I was a teacher before this and had an opportunity to work with kids everyday. It’s the type of thing that most days I wish I could go back to. (Clay then talked about being jealous of his teacher friends and wishing he had the difficult child to work with or the tons of papers to grade.) So it’s really an opportunity to stay connected to what I always thought I wanted to do – well many days still think I want to do. (WLEV100.7 – Allentown 8/4/2005)

"The foundation is my future now. I feel that speaking out for others is the best way to use my voice the rest of it, all the pop-star stuff is ultimately a platform for giving back. And I have come too far to give up now. Resistance will not deter me from what I intend to do, from what I see is my higher purpose. I was planning to teach in a classroom. I am still teaching. My classroom has just gotten bigger." (LTS)


“I don’t like to make that type of plan. I don’t like to make that type of goal. Everything that’s happened to me so far has happened because I was opened to letting God allow me to go where he wanted me to be and letting provident direction drive and guide me. (WLEV 100.7 – Allentown, PA - 2005)
"Everyday you look at where you are, and what you’re doing. And you think God put me here for THIS reason. God made me meet THIS person for THIS reason. And God has this in store for me. And there’s always just so many exciting things, and so I just get excited about what’s next and what He’s got ready for me and I’m just willing to take what He wants me to do." (KISS 98.5 Buffalo Interview (1/29/2004)


" I don't want to try to guess, I just want to be able to say I did it in the way I thought was the most honest, the most scrupulous for not only me, but for those around me." (Meadville Tribune 8/19/2005):
“It's important for me to maintain my belief system in whatever I am doing.” (Reality TV interview 12/2004)

I know that good men do not stay good if they become consumed by ego…..I don’t want all the good work I plan to do to be eclipsed by selfishness. I want to stay connected to the right, real things – helping children, building camps, training teachers………. (LTS pg 150)

“This is my real life right now,” he says, dancing a little. “I’m not going to change who I am. But I am concerned about how I handle myself. Will I be able to stay open and friendly?” His smile drops and he looks for a moment, genuinely sad. Then he smiles again. “You come back in five years. If I’ve become someone else, you can look me up and slap me in the face.” (Elle interview - October, 2003)

I think it's time for the reporter from Elle to slap him in the face.

Thursday, December 28, 2006


Clay Aiken Is A Giant Shitburger (Who Hates Children)
Thursday, December 28, 2006

I don't know if Clay Aiken is gay or not (!), but I do know one thing about him for sure - he's a giant mouthful of super-sized extra-cheese slathered-in-secret-sauce shitburger.What Crabbie? Clay Aiken? America's not-gay sweetheart?

How can you say something like that about our little Claykins?

A man who brings so much joy and sexual ambiguity into the world?

Well, I'm sorry to disillusion you Clayheads, but it's true - your American Idol (runner-up) is nothing but a prick.

He promises to make little children's dreams come true, then smashes them like Rosie O'Donnell falling on a coffee table.

Just ask Joshua Willard, the pubescent winner of a singing competition whose prize was to perform with Aiken at his Holiday concert. Willard, supposedly because he intended singing Stevie Wonder's Superstition instead of a holiday song, was told by Aiken's people that he wouldn't be allowed to go on. And it turns out that Willard wasn't the only disappointed youngster at the concert, as several other scheduled performers had their hopes dashed at the last minute.

Of course, Aiken's slimy reps tried glossing over the whole fiasco by saying the kids were never promised they could perform with Clay.So Clay Aiken thinks he's too good to be seen on-stage with a bunch of nobodies.

Apparently Mr. Snootiepants forgets that, not long ago, he was the nobody, who would've been lucky to get work mopping floors at Costco. And as for Aiken's reps saying they never promised the kids they could sing: How come Joshua Willard was allowed to rehearse his Steve Wonder number before being told his performance was cancelled? Obviously, somebody thought the kid was going to be going on. And if that wasn't the case, then he should've been told beforehand, not after getting his number all ready.

Shame on you, handlers of Clay Aiken. And shame on you Clay Aiken for turning into yet another phony, fancy-pants celebrity who thinks his shit doesn't smell.

Oh, and speaking of shit and other things ass-related - did you know Clay Aiken has a childish fascination with flatulence? That's another report coming out of the Holiday concert - that Clay, during soundcheck, would pretend he had cut one every time some feedback came out of the speakers.

Real classy Clay. You fart-faking, kid-trashing, closet-living feces-patty.
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Guess the stalker

This was posted on the website below reguarding the fifteen year old who dared to speak out against Faiken on the news. This is more evidence of the lengths that Claymates will go to defend Faiken.

Dec 28, 2006 | 1:47 PM

Well, since Joshua Willard Mann is from Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia, I am wondering how he managed to win TRIAD Idol and why he was being promoted in Greensboro in the first place.

Also, his Idol doesn't seem to be Clay Aiken. It seems that he is a huge baseball junkie. Singing and performing don't seem to be a high priority for him according to his Myspace page.

Why does something about this "news report" stink to high Heaven? Oh,yeah.... It's FOX.

Taken from:

Clay Aiken: AMERICAN ASSHOLE (says TMZ.Looks like this story's got legs!)

Clay Aiken: American A-Hole?
Posted Dec 28th 2006 11:52AM by TMZ StaffFiled under: Music, Wacky and Weird, American Idol
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Clay Aiken's diva-like behavior has got one former fan pissed off.

The former "American Idol" star is being accused of booting a 15-year-old boy off of a concert line-up simply because he wasn't festive enough. Joshua Willard won a North Carolina singing competition, which gave him the chance to perform with the Greensboro Symphony during Clay Aiken's Holiday concert on Saturday.

Willard told TMZ he rehearsed his song, Stevie Wonder's "Superstition," and had just finished a soundcheck when managers of the Symphony told him the devastating news that Aiken's camp had decided that he would not be allowed to perform because he was not singing a Christmas song.

Bah humbug! Curiously, other singers who did have holiday songs prepared were also not allowed to sing.

Instead, Willard was only allowed to lead a 30-second group singalong.

Lisa Crawford, CEO of the Greensboro Symphony, told TMZ that the children were never promised they could sing with Clay; "It was his tour and show. We were just hired to play." During his concert, Willard says Aiken "was trying to be more of a comedian than a singer," -- and an unfunny one at that. Aiken made multiple references to his controversial appearance on "Live with Regis and Kelly," where he attempted to put his hand over Ripa's mouth.

Willard says Aiken was rude to audience members and told several people to sit down and cover their mouth. Clay even showed a raunchier side by pretending he had flatulence every time feedback came through the speakers.

Talk about making a stink!An hour after the show, Willard got to meet Clay, but says that Miss Thing was "snotty" and acted like he was too good for his little fans. The former Claymates were even told not to take individual pictures with Aiken, only group shots. Willard is devastated and says that due to Aiken's behavior, he now "could care less of Clay." Joshua hopes to tryout for the next season of "American Idol," to show the world what a down to earth Idol is really like. Calls to Clay's rep were not immediately returned.


Clay, Clay, Clay: Why must we be that way?
Dec 27, 2006 10:03 PMCategory:

If it’s true, and I’m not saying it is, but if it’s true, Clay Aiken needs intervention.

Mama needs to step in there and ease him down off that high horse. We don’t breed our North Carolina young men to behave this way.

My story on Clay Aiken is an important one to tell, because it deals with fundamental human nature. And to be fair, I won’t judge him. That’s not my job. But in my interview with Joshua Willard, the 15-year-old kid who says Clay dissed him and others, I heard some things that bother me as a human being.

I was a contestant on Survivor: The Australian Outback. That was the grand daddy of all the Survivors. 33-million people watched the night I was voted out. The attention I got following that will never be rivaled in my lifetime. I was a guest on “The Early Show,” “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “Live with Regis and Kelly,” and so much more, and mostly within a 4-week period. I know what it feels like to have Hollywood shower you with attention, opportunity and flashbulbs. It can affect you if you let it.

I also worked for E! Entertainment Television and TV Guide Channel. I was on every red carpet, on all the sets interviewing star after star. In that, I saw wonderful people, but I also had my fair share of divas. They are evil. They have teeth and they’re typically surrounded by a group of people who worship them, feeding the monster. It can be ugly.

The worst diva is the reality show diva. They’re basically broke celebrities, but because they’ve instantly been showered with stardom, they act what they think is the part. I’ve interviewed almost all reality casts at one point or another and I’ve seen the worst of them. They saunter about as if they’d just won an Oscar, a SuperBowl and the lottery all in the same day.

I don’t know about Clay. But I’ve heard quite a bit. A couple of times I shared a charity stage with a “celebrity” who spent a great deal of time with Clay, fresh into his fame. The stories they told of tantrums and diva moments would curl your lashes. If that, and what Joshua Willard tells me is true, Aiken is a challenging soul. If he's the diva emailers tell me, he better pay his people well, since now he’s no broke celebrity. In Joshua’s story, there’s a lot you don’t see for various reasons.

To me, the most important ingredient missing is Clay. I called his management company in Los Angeles and did not get a call back. I contacted 19 Entertainment and did not get a call back. It’s the holidays so those offices are probably closed right now. Hollywood sleeps this time of year.

But I do want to hear Clay’s side of this story before I say much about my opinions on this specific situation. I will say, however, as a native resident of the Piedmont-Triad, someone who grew up here and left for the glitz and light….to potentially see a local “hero” to these children come to their backyard and dis them is obnoxious. It’s rude, childish, and a disgusting display of how we should treat our own. These children voted him into that coveted runner-up position. These are kids who dreamed of meeting Clay Aiken and worked hard to prepare for this moment to sing with him. This is admiration at its most basic level. And to deny them of this opportunity without an apology or reason why, if he did, is downright mean.

I want to know the reason, and it should be a good one. The truth in this matter is still out there, and until Clay gives his side, I’ll stand neutral. That’s my job. But I hope he returns my attempts to reach him. I really want to know why these kids say he did this. He has an open invitation to Fox8. We have a nice comfortable chair waiting on him, and green room for the entourage. I’ll buy the coffee, and his album if he’ll show up.

And there is also this account from someone else who was supposed to perform at the Greensboro symphony performance and the ClayMate responses to her. The ClayMates have been attacking a child who told of his experience with Clay and they have been attacking this woman and her account of her experience with Clay, also.

You ClayMates are disgusting. I wonder how Clay feels having A Thousand Different Mommies? Bitches.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

I Was Fired by Clay Aiken
So last night, December 23rd, I was supposed to sing at War Memorial here in Greensboro with the symphony for the Clay Aiken Christmas concert. The symphony was playing for Clay Aiken and they asked me to come out and render a couple of tunes with them during the pre-show. In addition, two contestants from CTG's Triad Idol (kids), as well as, the musicians from Triad Stage's production of Beautiful Star were also there. The symphony had gotten permission, as well as, money from the promoter of the event for all of this. At 7pm (the concert was at 7:30) we were all told that Clay Aiken had requested that there be no other singers. We don't know why. Speculation is that he was threatened by the fact that our combined talent was greater than the cast of American Idol. Other speculation is that he's a big baby. Either way, I did not get to perform at War Memorial with the symphony. But, they're already talking to me about next Christmas and doing the coliseum concert (20,000 people) and possibly recording a xmas album with the symphony.The best part is that I finally have a name for my memoirs, "I Was Fired by Clay Aiken".
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I notice that you have 312 friends on your MySpace. Clay Aiken has more than 18,000 friends. Just a guess on my part but I would think that 99.9% of the audience was at the concert to hear the Symphony play and Clay Aiken sing and would not have been interested in another singer on the program. I know I wouldn't.
Posted by
lindylo on Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 2:06 PM [Reply to this]

Lisa Dames
That's not the point, but thank you for your comment.
Posted by Lisa Dames on Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 2:19 PM [Reply to this]
You make it sound like the others also got "fired" too, except there were other vocalists that performed during the symphony portion of the evening: a child and a young man and woman. Were there others that were set to perform as well?How long was this concert supposed to be?
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Eva on Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 3:46 PM [Reply to this]

Ms Dames, I was at the concert last night and I'm a little confused about your comment that Mr. Aiken requested that there be no other singers. We were treated to a young girl who sang a fun rendition of "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas" and then a boy and girl who led the audience in singing "White Christmas". Perhaps you meant that there were no adult singers... Maybe there were time constraints.
I do agree with the other person who left a comment. While the orchestra was excellent and the kids were fun, I basically paid to see one singer by the name of Clay Aiken. Mr Aiken doesn't need me to defend him, but he is usually very generous in sharing the stage. His backup singers actually sing full songs during his concerts.
Regards ellejay
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ellejay on Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 3:47 PM [Reply to this]

Lisa Dames
Clay is very lucky to have such loyal supporters.
Posted by Lisa Dames on Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 5:32 PM [Reply to this]

"Speculation is that he was threatened by the fact that our combined talent was greater than the cast of American Idol. Other speculation is that he's a big baby."
I think the key word here is "speculation" as neither of those reasons jibe in the least with the very generous performer who in every single tour prior to this one (where he isn't using backups) has handed over the microphone and given all three of his backup singers a solo, during his show.. The stage to themselves and their own chance to shine. Who does that?
And these are amazing singers. Clay isn't joking when he says Quiana Parler blows people off the stage with "My Grown Up Christmas List." If he were at all nervous about being upstaged he would never hand his show over to Quiana Parler or Angela Fisher, both of whom have huge, showstopping voices and regularly get standing ovations for their solos.
There may be any number of reasons you weren't able to go on last night. Time constraints, contract issues, whatever, but fear of being overshadowed simply wasn't one of them.
Good luck to you.
Posted by
GBB on Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 7:21 PM [Reply to this]

Would it be possible for you to explain why others were allowed to sing and you were not? It seems that there were those who did sing during the symphony portion of the concert. Why is it you were the only one "fired by Clay Aiken"?Maybe there was a legitimate reason why you were not allowed to sing. Perhaps you were unwilling to accept that reason and decided to throw your own form of a temper tantrum.Are you really "the big baby" here? I'm inclined to think so.Please, change my mind. I'm interested in your explanation other than what you have posted here since this info. isn't entirely accurate.Mr. Aiken has always been very generous with sharing the stage, what did you do to eliminate your opportunity?
Posted by
BlackCatsRule on Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 7:16 PM [Reply to this]

Lisa Dames
There has been overwhelming response to this particular blog entry. Thank you all so much for taking the time to share your comments with me.
Posted by Lisa Dames on Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 8:14 PM [Reply to this]

So, apparently, it doesn't matter what type of attention (negative or positive) you get, as long as you get it.How very mature.
Posted by
BlackCatsRule on Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 8:25 PM [Reply to this]

So the whole point of this was for you to use Clay's name to generate your own publicity. Gotcha.
As GBB said, Clay Aiken is a selfless performer. We certainly can't say the same about you.
Posted by
huskerfalcon on Sunday, December 24, 2006 at 9:29 PM [Reply to this]

Lisa Dames
Here is a story on one of the other performers affected by Clay's impulsiveness on December 23rd.
Posted by Lisa Dames on Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 10:38 AM [Reply to this]

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Breaking News! Clay's a Bitch!!

Clay Aiken at Center of Concert Controversy
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The post-concert buzz from Clay Aiken’s Christmas concert with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra is not all positive.

15-year-old Joshua Willard of Lexington was supposed to sing during Saturday’s concert. He rehearsed Saturday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum and was looking forward to singing on the same stage with Aiken. Joshua won the 2006 Triad Idol competition.

About half an hour after rehearsal, Willard said he was told his act had been cut from the show.

Joshua said Lisa Crawford from the Greensboro Symphony relayed a message from Clay’s team. Crawford reportedly told Joshua he was being cut from the show because he was not singing Christmas tunes.

As a consolation, Joshua was allowed to sing 30 seconds leading a group sing-along. He also got to go backstage to meet and get a picture with Clay.

"Clay's sitting there behind us kind of...barely touching us like he thinks we're diseased or something," said Joshua.

Clay used to be Joshua’s idol, now he has a different opinion. “He is very snotty and I don't want to have anything to do with him," added Joshua.

The Symphony confirms Joshua’s story. Greensboro Coliseum officials say Joshua was bumped because Clay decided to sing the longest set of his tour.As of Wednesday night, calls to Clay’s manager and promoters have not been returned to FOX8 News.

Video of the news segment that aired can also be found in the link below.

Clay Aiken Moments 2006: "This Is a WAAAASTE of Mah Time!"

Clay's non-denial with Diane Sawyer on GMA.

If the anyone had any doubts about Clay being gay before, this appearance was an eraser.

Listen to how high his voice goes when he starts squawking!

Look at how defensive he gets!

Look at how uncomfortable he looks and how he keeps touching his face when talking!

That's a sign of deception according to body language analysts.

This was a great Clay Aiken 2006 moment!

And So This Is Christmas, And What Has Clay Done?

ClayMates are truly delusional. To make this montage takes a special kind of crazy. It would seem the ClayMates think that Clay saves the world.

I doubt VERY much that Clay has thought about the people featured in this montage during the Holidays at all.

What has Clay done for people like the ones shown in this montage lately?

Clay Aiken Moments 2006 :Clay Aiken ATDW commercial

So we don't forget! LOL!

MadTV Since We Were On: The Clay Bit is Hilarious!

Love the depiction of Clay. EVERYONE gets it EXCEPT the ClayMates!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

This Is What Happens When ClayMates Ignore Their Kids

Sitting and watching Clack all day will do that.

Monday, December 25, 2006


And here's a doozy of a post by a nutjob ClayMate, just for Holiday Cheer!

I feel it in The Way Clay
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(12/24/06 10:41 pm)
Reply Re: OFFICIAL Dec 23 Greensboro, NC Main CELLCERT Threa
Thanks again Sue4Allyoudo...

I've enjoyed reading the cellcerts, looking at the pictures, but I especially LOVE the Clack....

I've felt SO BAD that I didn't see Clay on his tour this holiday season. It's the 1st time EVER that I missed him in New York.
He was at the Tilles Center on the 14th of December(20 minutes away from me on Long Island) and in West Point on the 15th. We (my brother and sister and myself) threw a surprise 70th birthday party for my dad. We set the date for the party a year ago, and it was on the 15th!!!
We had 150 people coming and relatives coming in from Virginia Beach on the 14th. I couldn't go to the concert... I threatened to, but my brother and sister couldn't believe that I would "leave" my Virginia Beach relatives for an evening to see Clay(they don't get it)..anyway, I missed it...and when I heard about the Vertigo that night..I couldn't believe I wasn't there!!!...I felt so guilty. Anyway, the Clack has gotten me through it...I love some of the Clack from West Point...I love when the lady yelled out "Can I see your socks", and he said, "what? you want to see my socks"...I love that...I also loved just as he started singing chestnuts roasting on an open fire, he said "don't get dirty now" made me feel better...

Anyway, my dad's party was great and he was very surprised. When he heard that it was a CLAY NIGHT and I missed it, he couldn't believe what I sacrificed for him (my dad totally gets that I love Clay)

Anyway, I can't wait for the LOVE SONG TOUR....Hell will have to have freezed over for me to miss this one!!!!

I can't wait!!!!

Again, Sue, thanks and you and yours also, have a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy, Clay New Year.. haha

Maggie in New York :

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