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Aiken Offers Fans A Sweet Challenge

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN is offering a lucky fan the opportunity to spend time with him backstage after a show - but they have to sell a horde of doughnuts first. The INVISIBLE...

Aiken Performs For Teachers

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN took time out of his first solo tour last week (ends30JUL04) to pay special tribute to a select group of teachers. Aiken sang his rendition of BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED...

Aiken Wants His Own Comedy Show

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN has declared a desire to star in his own comedy show. The 25-year-old INVISIBLE singer admits he's drawn to the idea of one day appearing in a weekly TV...

Aiken Keeps His Lyrics Clean

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN has vowed to keep his lyrics clean - because he wants to appeal to children as well as adults. The 25-year-old INVISIBLE singer has made a conscious decision to...

Clay's Special 4 July Show

AMERICAN IDOL star CLAY AIKEN is dedicating his Independence Day Washington DC performance to his teenage brother, who has just joined the Marines. The singer is among the headliners at the A CAPITOL FOURTH...

Aiken Spoils Vacation With Forgetfulness

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN is so forgetful, he ruined his recent vacation to London and Ireland by leaving his passport and keys behind. The INVISIBLE singer has developed a serious problem remembering things...

Idol Fantasia Storms To The Top

AMERICAN IDOL winner FANTASIA BARRINO is celebrating today (01JUL04) after storming to the top of the American singles chart with her debut. The singer's version of former Idol contestant TAMYRA GRAY's I BELIEVE has...

Aiken Slams Ireland's Food

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN has beckoned controversy after attacking Ireland's "rough" food. The INVISIBLE singer recently took a vacation to Ireland and London, and was far from impressed with the food on offer....

Idol Aiken Splits With 19 Management?

AMERICAN IDOL star CLAY AIKEN has sensationally sacked his manager SIMON FULLER, in a bid to become a TV and movie star. Aiken was signed to Fuller's 19 MANAGEMENT after finishing runner up on...

Clay Aiken Exposes Car-stealing Past

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN has exposed a crime-ridden past - he once stole his parents car when he was just 15. The INVISIBLE singer decided to take the car so he could ride...

Aiken Steers Fans Away From Tabloids

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN is urging his fans not to buy tabloid newspapers - because it will only fund a growing interest in his private life. The INVISIBLE singer was horrified to see...

Sedaka Set For Honour

Singer-songwriter NEIL SEDAKA has been chosen to receive the SAMMY CHAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from the NATIONAL ACADEMY OF POPULAR MUSIC/SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME. Sedaka, 65, will receive the honour on 10 June...

Usher Still On Top

USHER'S smash hit YEAH has notched up six weeks at the top of America's BILLBOARD singles chart. A day after NORAH JONES made it six weeks on top of the albums chart, the R+B...

Clay Aiken Accepts 'Geek' Tag

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN believes he's been given his unflattering "geek" tag because he's one of Hollywood's few ordinary celebrities. The INVISIBLE singer - who has enjoyed phenomenal chart success since losing out...

American Idol Star Clay Aiken's Father Dies

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN's estranged father VERNON GRISSOM has died. Grissom died at the age of 68 on Friday (27FEB04) at FRANKLIN REGIONAL HOSPITAL in Louisburg, North Carolina. He was buried yesterday...

Dr Death Gives Ozzy Nine More Years

Death predictor DR DAVID DEMKO has given ailing rocker OZZY OSBOURNE just nine years to live. Demko, who is known as DR DEATH, claims his research gives him an accurate reading of celebrity deaths...

Clay Wants American Idol Return

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN wants to return to the show - as a judge. The singer, who has gone on to win acclaim with his debut album MEASURE OF A MAN, has approached...

Aiken Unsure About Bath Honour

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN is stunned to learn he's the third most popular man women would like to take a bath with. The INVISIBLE singer, who was noted by his fans for his...

Clay Aiken's Bizarre Sexual Advances

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN has become the focus of sexual advances from hordes of women - including geriatrics. The INVISIBLE singer has found himself covered in girls' underwear whenever he's performing for fans...

Idol Star Donates To Alma Mater

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN returned to his old school in North Carolina, to present a $20,000 (GBP11,111) donation and perform during halftime at a men's basketball game. Aiken, wearing jeans and a green...

Idol Star Aiken Graduates

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN on Saturday (20DEC03) graduated from the university course he was doing before shooting to fame on the TV talent show. Aiken received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special...

Idol Tops Polite List

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN has been voted the Best-Mannered Person of 2003 by America's NATIONAL LEAGUE OF JUNIOR COTILLIONS. The singer beat OPRAH WINFREY and Iraqi war mastermind GEN TOMMY FRANKS...

Another American Idol Hits The Top

Chubby soul star RUBEN STUDDARD has rounded off a very good year for TV talent show AMERICAN IDOL by racing to the top of the album charts with his debut SOULFUL. Studdard, who was...

Idol Clay Honoured In His Home State

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN is to receive a diploma from the UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-CHARLOTTE. Officials at the university are so keen to keep the singer's fans away from the 20 December (03)...

Idol Gets Tough With Peta

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN has declared war on animal rights organisation PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA) over a cheeky ad in which the activists suggest he has been neutered. PETA...

Luther + 50 Cent Double Up At The Amas

R+B legend LUTHER VANDROSS and rap superstar 50 CENT were the big victors at last night's (16NOV03) AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS in Los Angeles by being the only double prize winners. Vandross, who is recovering...

Idol Runner-up Rules The Charts

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN has stormed to the top of America's album charts after his debut CD MEASURE OF A MAN raked in an impressive 613,000 sales in its opening week. Aiken's figures...

Idol Xmas

AMERICAN IDOL bosses are hoping to cash in on Christmas by bringing the show's past favourites together for a festive album. As well as filming a Christmas TV special featuring winners RUBEN...

American Idol Star's Suicide Secret

AMERICAN IDOL star CLAY AIKEN is only just coming to terms with his half-sister's suicide after years of blaming himself. The singer changed his name from GRISSOM to Aiken after falling out with his...

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