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Clay Aiken takes credit for reviving Jericho

by Jay Black, posted Jul 6th 2007 4:01PM
We bow before thee oh master of the Claymates.TV Tattle reports today (via SyFyPoral via The Houston Chronicle -- ah, the twisty fun of giving internet credit!) that, if you're a Jericho fan, you apparently have Clay Aiken to thank for the show's upcoming revival.

Aiken said he "...started blogging about [Jericho] on my fan site. It got canceled and I started blogging about how upset I was. I said, 'The Claymates can do anything. How do we get this show back on the air?'"

His fans sprung into action and, "Honestly, within a week, they had organized a campaign amongst Jericho fans to send nuts to CBS. It kind of started in that place. And it's back on the air. It just blows my mind."

I have a few questions about these comments...

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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Feb 12th 2007 5:21PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

Today on TV Squad Daily:
The video's embedded below, or you can download the file directly (Quicktime required). You can also subscribe to this vodcast via our feed.

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American Idol All-Stars?

by Brett Love, posted Feb 10th 2007 1:14PM
Clay AikenWe've already seen Survivor and Big Brother go the all-star route. And The Amazing Race is getting set to kick off their own version. Heck, it seems like every time I click by MTV there is another show filled with past Road Rules and Real World cast members. So why not American Idol?

According to TV Guide, Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe is trying to sell Fox on the concept. It's part of the planned songwriting competition. Lythgoe's idea is to narrow those entries down to ten songs and then bring in ten former Idol contestants to sing the songs on the show.

I'm not an Idol fan, but I have to say, that's a solid idea. I'm guessing they won't be able to get Kelly Clarkson, and chances are Jennifer Hudson won't be involved. But assuming that they can manage to get ten of the more popular contestants, this should make for another huge week of ratings. And an American Idol All-Stars CD... And an American Idol All-Stars Special Edition DVD... And... good grief, Idol is just a machine. At this point it's rivaled only by the power of Harry Potter.

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Clay Aiken to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Valentine's Day Special

by Liz Finn-Arnold, posted Jan 29th 2007 10:02AM
Clay AikenClaymates are in for a special treat this Valentine's Day when American Idol's second season runner-up, Clay Aiken, appears on Jimmy Kimmel's ABC Valentine's Day Special on February 14th.

Clay has appeared on Kimmel's show several times and they reportedly enjoy a "good relationship." Let's hope that Clay doesn't ruin this special relationship by placing his hand over the host's mouth while he tries to speak. Not that I can blame Clay for that ugly incident with Kelly Ripa. Who among us hasn't wanted to silence Ripa's big yapping mouth now and again? Still, just to be safe, Clay might want to keep his hands to himself in the future to avoid unnecessary conflict and controversy.

For a montage of past special Clay/Kimmel moments, check out this video that some industrious fan put together.

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Could a fat girl win American Idol?

by Jay Black, posted Jan 19th 2007 12:33PM
fat martin lawrenceI realize that the title of this post is courting a little controversy, but I think it's a question worth asking. Before we begin though, let me say this: I am not a "fattist". I've been very quickly saying goodbye to my own slim self one pizza slice at a time. Also, I'm a big fan of Santa Claus and William Howard Taft. Plus, I think that the FDA should require syrup on everything -- including syrup.

Okay, now that I've headed off all angry comments with that disclaimer, let's get to the meat of the matter: would it be possible for an overweight woman to win American Idol?

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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Dec 29th 2006 4:50PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

Today on TV Squad Daily:

It's the last episide before New Year's resolutions, so I justified indulging in some rumors and celebrity top 10 lists of 2006.
  • Is Clay Aiken becoming the biggest diva of them all?
  • A new poll names the biggest hero and villian of 2006 (it's the same guy for both categories) plus the best and worst celebrity role models.
The video's embedded after the jump below, or you can download the file directly (Quicktime required). You can also subscribe to this vodcast via our feed.

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Now Ripa is fighting with Rosie

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 21st 2006 5:45PM

RosieFirst Kelly Ripa rants about Clay Aiken, and now Rosie O'Donnell rants about Kelly Ripa. TV is just one big happy family!

This morning on The View, Rosie accused Ripa of being homophobic when she made certain remarks about Aiken and how he acted towards her when he cohosted Live with Regis & Kelly last Friday. Rosie took issue with Ripa's "I don't know where that hand has been" remark (after Aiken put his hand over Ripa's mouth on the show), and said "if that was Mario Lopez, she wouldn't have said the same thing." Oh, I don't know about that. I mean, he did costar with Screech all those years on Saved By The Bell, and we know what he's up to now.

The best part? Ripa called into The View and told Rosie that she has to be more responsible about what she says, and that "not everyone is homophobic." They did the usual "I respect you" and "I love you" showbiz lines, but I truly doubt you'll be seeing Rosie at Kelly's house on Thanksgiving this year.

You can see both videos at the second link above.

[via TV Tattle]

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Previously on TV Squad - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Oct 30th 2006 1:54PM
Hi again, it's Brigitte! On this episode of Previously on TV Squad:
The video's embedded after the jump below, or you can download the file directly (Quicktime required). You can also subscribe to this vodcast via our feed or the iTunes Music Store.

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Clay Aiken cameo on Days of our Lives

by Anna Johns, posted Oct 29th 2006 9:40AM
clay aikenClay Aiken and Days of Our Lives. Why didn't I think of this? It's a perfect pairing, really. Both are equally over the top. Clay will appear as himself in a Christmas episode, where he'll give a private concert for two of the show's characters, Kayla and Steve.

Clay will sing "Everything I Have", a song from his new album which was released last month. His version of "O Holy Night" will also be featured in the Days episode, which airs December 22nd.

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What's on tonight: Jericho, Project Runway, Good Eats, Kidnapped, Frank Gehry

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 27th 2006 5:01PM
  • BonesAt 8, ABC has a new Dancing with the Stars, followed by another Lost recap show, then a new 20/20.
  • CBS has a new Jericho at 8, followed by new eps of Criminal Minds and CSI: NY.
  • NBC has a new, two-hour Biggest Loser at 8, followed by a new Kidnapped.
  • There's a new Bones on FOX at 8, followed by a new Justice.
  • The CW has a new America's Next Top Model at 8, followed by the season premiere of One Tree Hill.
  • At 9, PBS has a new American Masters, "Sketches of Frank Gehry."
  • Larry King interviews Clay Aiken on CNN at 9.
  • Food Network has the special Cereal-Scapes at 9, followed by new eps of Good Eats and Ham on the Street.
  • At 10, A&E has a new Criss Angel Mindfreak.
  • IFC has Jesus' Son at 10.
  • Bravo has a new Project Runway at 10.
  • Also at 10: HBO has a new Inside the NFL.

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Clay, Tamyra and fashion: American Idol round-up

by Anna Johns, posted Sep 6th 2006 3:22PM
tamyra grayThere are three bits of news involving former and current American Idol stars so I thought I'd lump them into one post. First, President Bush appointed Clay Aiken to the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Oh, there's a political joke here but unfortunately this is a television blog. It's not just some random appointment. Clay actually has a degree in special education and worked with disabled kids before appearing on American Idol.

Also, season one star Tamyra Gray got married to a guy who used to be in Color Me Badd. Yes, that '90s group that sang "I Wanna Sex... You Up" (since then he's been a successful songwriter and producer). Tamyra, 27, and Sam Watters, 36, wed in Capri, Italy on Saturday, according to People Magazine. Check out their wedding photo: they look downright gloomy. Tamyra had a short run on Boston Public in 2003, but there's no word on whether she's returning to television.

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Author of unauthorized Clay Aiken bio is suing Clay Aiken

by Anna Johns, posted Aug 7th 2006 7:49PM
clay aikenLet me get this straight. A woman in North Carolina writes a book about Clay Aiken. It's about his life. It's based on information from her neighbors, who were once friends with Clay's mom. Clay says the book is full of lies. The author decides to sue Clay because he's keeping her from making money off of him.

Anyone else's head spinning?

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American Idol: Elliott & Elvis are BFF

by Lacy Hall, posted May 10th 2006 7:37AM

ai logoIt's always been a dream of mine to take a road trip to Tennessee to visit Graceland and Dollywood -- a white trash pilgrimage of sorts. I don't foresee that happening any time soon, so I'll make do with American Idol's homage to Elvis, and keep my fingers crossed for Dolly's night next season.

Everything about tonight was backwards -- the favorites sorta sucked, and Elliott finally found his moment to shine. My crappy internet connection keeps going out, so enough of the pleasantries...let's do this! 

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Clay's accuser considering porn

by Adam Finley, posted Feb 1st 2006 1:02PM
Clay Aiken always comes across as a very affable and kind human being. His fans, however, will both attack and eat someone who dares to slight their favorite singer even a little. When a soldier, John Paulus, reported that he had met Clay via the Web and that the two met in a hotel for sex he began to receive death threats.The threats haven't deterred him, obviously, because now he's considering re-enacting his alleged tryst in a porn movie.

I, like most people, think Paulus is full of it, but let's imagine that all of this is true, just for argument's sake. Paulus claims he received no money for his story, so why the obsession with telling everyone about it? Whether this actually happened or didn't happen seems irrelevant now. It all boils down to Paulus wanting to take advantage of whatever remains of his fifteen minutes. Furthermore, everyone already has their minds made about Clay anyway. Some think he's gay, others think he's straight, and then there are those like myself who believe he's actually a robot controlled by a tiny duck inside his head. Clay's best defense is keeping his mouth shut, and he knows this.

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Clay's super secret: believe it or not

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 27th 2006 2:25PM
clay aikenThis news comes from the National Enquirer, so take it with a bucket of salt, but someone has come forward and said that they have in fact made sweet, sweet love to Clay Aiken, and it isn't a girl.

 

John Paulus claims he met Aiken on a Web site and that Clay was looking for a "discreet BF" (the "BF" stands for "boyfriend" just to clear that up right away). The two allegedly met in a North Carolina hotel room for a night of sensual southern magic. Ah, hells yeah.

This would be a great story, perhaps one for next year's Christmas letter, but I don't believe it. It's from the National Enquirer, so it loses some credibility in that respect. Also, I can't imagine Clay, who stays relatively cool about the whole gay/not gay thing, would risk exposing himself by contacting some random guy via the Web. Clay has money, and if he wants a gay rendezvous with no strings attached he could make it happen. If not, then what's the point of having all that money?

 

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