May 22, 2013 |
It's just like the old saying goes: What's good for Clay Aiken isn't always good for Nicki Minaj. According to a report Wednesday from Vulture's Josef Adalian, Fox is mulling the possibility of bringing back former “American Idol” contestants to judge next season on the embattled singing competition series. Notable alumni said to be under consideration include Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken (sorry, Bo Bice fans). While Fox declined to comment, it appears there will be at least a few empty seats at the judge's table next season: Two weeks ago Randy Jackson, the sole remaining original judge, announced his departure from the series amid rumors that Fox was also giving the ax to his fellow panelists Minaj, Keith Urban and Mariah Carey.
October 17, 2007
Broadway bound: One-time "American Idol" star Clay Aiken will join the Broadway cast of "Monty Python's Spamalot" on Jan. 18, playing one of the leads.
November 3, 2005 |
A bistro builder New player alert: Kristofer Keith, the owner of the Bowery, a New York-style bar and bistro at Sunset and Vine. Keith, who co-owns with partners George Adou-Daoud and Anthoni Falati, opened the 2-week-old Bowery with the Lower East Side in mind. Think black subway tiles and buttery burgers. Keith also designed and built actress Jeri Ryan's L.A. restaurant Ortolan, as well as restaurateur Andre Guerroro's Senor Fred and Max.
October 30, 2004 |
Clay Aiken sang his way to a runner-up finish on the television show "American Idol." Last season, fellow North Carolinian Fantasia Barrino won a lucrative recording contract by claiming the title. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte will now cement the show's legacy in the state by offering an academic course about the TV show. Beginning in January, students at UNC will earn three credit hours for the class "Examining 'American Idol' Through Musical Critique."
April 10, 2004
Re Richard Cromelin's review of Kelly Clarkson and Clay Aiken (" 'Idols' Are Human, But Louder," April 5): Here are two young people who had a goal and sacrificed a great deal to pursue it. They never claimed to be Barbra Streisand or Frank Sinatra. They, to the best of my knowledge, are clean-cut drug- and alcohol-free young people. They have never been arrested; they don't have tattoos and piercings up and down their bodies. Just two seemingly good kids trying to fulfill a dream.
February 28, 2004 |
The white Italian-made shirt, black pinstriped pants and shoes that Clay Aiken wore in an early round of "American Idol" will be exhibited at the North Carolina Museum of History. The clothes will be on view from Tuesday until Sept. 6, and then will become part of the museum's permanent collection. Aiken, 25, wore the outfit during a Motown-themed "American Idol," when he sang the Four Tops hit "I Can't Help Myself." From Associated Press