It’s time for an ‘American Idol’ Christmas! Former rivals Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken have reunited for a Christmas spectacular on Broadway and fans can’t believe how good it is!
It pains us to say that ‘American Idol’s’ Rickey Smith was killed in a highway wreck on May 5. He was 36. ‘Idol’ fans are devastated at the sad news and have taken to Twitter to mourn the loss of the incredible performer.
Rickey Smith, 36, was a beloved Idol contestant. He tragically died in a multi-car highway wreck in Oklahoma on May 5. Although he didn’t win the singing competition, he stood out as an incredible talent. Season 2 runner-up and friend, Clay Aiken joined other fans to remember Rickey on Twitter.
Tell us how you really feel, Clay Aiken! The former ‘American Idol’ contestant ripped the show a new butthole when he brutally dissed the reality series in a number of tweets during the premiere on Jan. 6. To see what Clay had to say, keep reading!
Clay Aiken may have been included in the audition rounds on the Jan. 6 premiere of American Idol, but after his brutal Twitter attack on the show, we can almost guarantee he won’t be asked to appear on the finale later this season. The Season 2 runner-up went HAM on Idol in a series of tweets, claiming he’s “watched root canals more entertaining.”
Clay Aiken won against Keith Crisco in a neck-and-neck race for the primary congressional seat in North Carolina on May 7!
In his toughest competition yet, Clay Aiken’s race for Congress got down to the wire, leading Keith Crisco at 40.9 percent to 39.5 percent, as of the morning of May 7. Look out, Simon Cowell — Clay’s winning the hearts of America yet again, but this time the former American Idol contestant wasn’t looking to be a runner-up again.
Clay Aiken surprised the world yet again on Feb. 5, when he released an official YouTube video announcing his run for Congress!
Clay Aiken is hanging up the microphone and jumping into the ring with the big boys and girls. Yep, you heard it — the former American Idol contestant is running for Congress!
Do you think Arsenio deserved his victory, or was Clay totally shafted? Vote now!
How many of you were surprised when Donald Trump told Arsenio Hall he was hired on the May 20 season finale of The Celebrity Apprentice? Oh, everyone? Me too, because it seemed that all signs were pointing to Clay Aiken as this season’s champion. Not only did Clay’s team earn more for his charity — he raised $301,500 while Arsenio only raised $167,000 — but nearly every returning contestant polled said they expected Clay to win.
Clay Aiken Vs. Arsenio Hall! Do you think the right celebrity was hired?
A season of boardroom battles and charitable cat fights came down to The Celebrity Apprentice‘s live finale May 20, and even though the final two contestants couldn’t have been any more vanilla — it was beloved good-guy Arsenio Hall against beloved good-guy Clay Aiken — I was still biting my nails until Donald Trump finally announced his decision to hire…
What do you think of the final two contestants? Next week’s finale is shaping up to be an intense showdown!
The May 13 episode of Celebrity Apprentice was truly a gift — for those of us with waiting problems, that is. Within the first ten minutes, Donald Trump unleashed those two terrifying words every celebrity fears. But which member of the final three was fired? Was it Clay Aiken, Aubrey O’Day, or Arsenio Hall? I know, I know, the suspense is killing you…
The celebrity fired on the April 29 episode gives HollywoodLife.com the scoop on his (or her) exit: ‘It was just my time.’
Lisa Lampanelli clashed with Dayana Mendoza for the millionth time April 29 on The Celebrity Apprentice, but this time, the “Queen of Mean” wasn’t alone! When project manager Dayana attempted to critique Clay Aiken‘s singing and change Lisa’s lyrics — she called Dayana’s writing style “pure idiocy” — her teammates revolted. There was yelling, there was crying, and expectedly, there was one ugly boardroom.
Lisa Lampanelli gives HollywoodLife.com the scoop on her biggest fight with Dayana Mendoza yet!
We all know Lisa Lampanelli hasn’t been the biggest fan of Dayana Mendoza on The Celebrity Apprentice this season, and on the April 29 episode, one of Lisa’s fellow contestants will finally take her side! “Let’s just say me and Clay Aiken explode at Dayana so loudly, we renamed our team Team Chernobyl,” Lisa tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “We have the biggest eruption.”
Was the right person fired this week? Read on & cast your vote!
Because there’s nothing Donald Trump loves more than Donald Trump, he tasked the two teams to come up with an ad campaign for his fragrance “Success” on the April 22 episode of The Celebrity Apprentice. But by the time the seven remaining contestants convened in the boardroom, not everyone came up roses. In fact, some of them straight-up stunk.
Plus, Clay explains the reason behind his feud with Penn Jillette!
Celebrity Apprentice viewers were stunned when Patricia Velasquez was fired on the March 25 episode, but fellow contestant Clay Aiken used a different word to describe his reaction. “I was OK with that,” Clay revealed on the Today show. “Because it meant I was still there.”
Mother-of-two Lisa Wexler is co-author of the new book “Secrets of a Jewish Mother” with sister Jill Zarin and mother Gloria Kamen. Hear what she has to say about the single parenthood trend in Hollywood!
Once upon a time, celebrities, like other mere mortals, were not allowed to get pregnant before they got married. If they did, their careers were ruined. Marriages and abortions were hastily arranged, often by studio magnates. No one wants to return to the days when women -– celebrities or otherwise — were scorned and disgraced because they became pregnant out of wedlock.
I saw the Spider-Man musical — which is the talk of Broadway for all the wrong reasons – and trust me when I say you should do anything you can to see this Broadway spectacular!
Surrounded by technical issues, stuntman injuries and costly delays, the upcoming Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark may have put a bad taste in many people’s mouths. However, after seeing a preview performance Dec. 29, I can tell you the show’s imagination, outside the box thinking and flying Spider-Man fun is a complete joy for anyone spending a night on Broadway!
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Could YOU see Matt starring in the smash Broadway hit? WE totally could!
Jordin Sparks, Clay Aiken and Fantasia Barrino are just a few of the former American Idol contestants who have gone on to star in HUGE Broadway shows, so naturally we had to ask season seven finalist Matt Giraud if the Great White Way was in his future, too! “Maybe if I could do Wicked,” Matt told HollywoodLife.com exclusively May 26 at the American Idol season nine finale in Hollywood. He even sang us a line from the show, which you casting directors should SERIOUSLY have a listen to. Check out our video interview with Matt for a taste of what he’d sound like on Broadway (here’s a hint: he’d be awesome!)
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