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Clay Aiken Wants to Make History With 2nd Run for Congress

'American Idol' star would be first openly gay lawmaker from the South

(Newser) - Reality TV star Clay Aiken is taking another shot at running for Congress—and this time, if he wins the Democratic primary, he'll have a strong chance of making it to Washington. The 43-year-old of American Idol fame said Monday that he is planning a run in North Carolina'...

With Rival Dead, Clay Aiken Wins Nomination

Ex- Idol star comes out ahead in close NC primary

(Newser) - The final results from Clay Aiken's incredibly close race for the Democratic nomination in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District are in and it turns out that the former American Idol singer would have won even if opponent Keith Crisco hadn't died on Monday . Aiken received 40.9%...

Clay Aiken's Opponent Dies in Fall

Keith Crisco was battling Aiken in Congressional race

(Newser) - Keith Crisco, Clay Aiken's opponent in the too-close-to-call race for the Democratic nomination in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District, died today. An employee of Crisco's company confirms the news to WTVD . No details are available, though published reports state Crisco died after a fall at his home....

Clay Aiken Leads NC Race by Insanely Thin Margin

Meanwhile, establishment candidate crushes NC Tea Party candidate

(Newser) - Voters got their first chance to weigh in on Clay Aiken's political career yesterday, and it wasn't exactly a rousing success. Aiken currently holds an incredibly slim lead over his Democratic primary opponent in North Carolina's 2nd District, with 40.83% of the vote to Keith Crisco'...

Clay Aiken: I'm Running for Congress

Will enter Democratic primary in North Carolina

(Newser) - The murmurs are true: Clay Aiken will today announce he is running for Congress. He'll enter a North Carolina Democratic primary whose winner will face incumbent Republican Renee Ellmers. He's running in the state's 2nd Congressional District as a political outsider, and intentionally so, the News and ...

Clay Aiken's Next Move: Congress?

Singer 'actively considering' political run

(Newser) - Clay Aiken: from American Idol runner-up to US congressman? Maybe. Two sources tell the Washington Blade Aiken has taken steps toward running for a US House seat representing North Carolina's 2nd congressional district, including talking with Democratic political operatives in North Carolina and DC to weigh support. One source...

15 Strange Celebrity Friendships
 15 Weird Celebrity Friendships 

15 Weird Celebrity Friendships

You wouldn't guess these pairs hang out as often as they do

(Newser) - Paris Hilton is good friends with ... Kathy Griffin? Yep. You might expect the comedian would spend her time mocking the socialite, but they've actually been spotted shopping and sunbathing together. Fox News rounds up 14 more "unlikely celebrity BFFs":
  • Tyra Banks and Clay Aiken: The supermodel once wrote

'Smartest' Celeb Apprentice Cast Revealed

And it includes ... Teresa Giudice?

(Newser) - This season's Celebrity Apprentice cast is the smartest ever, according to an executive producer—but that might not really be saying much, considering members include bankrupt Real Housewife Teresa Giudice and mob-daughter-turned-reality-star Victoria Gotti. Even so, "We've never seen such a smart and funny group as this...

Clay to Idol's Adam: Sorry for 'Colorful' Slam

Singer apologizes but repeats ridicule of Lambert

(Newser) - Yesterday, Clay Aiken dismissed fellow American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert as “contrived, awful, and slightly frightening!” But today, Aiken is apologizing for his “colorful (and negative) choice of words,” the New York Daily News reports. “I hope he can forgive me,” Aiken wrote in...

Clay: Idol's Lambert 'Frightening'

Former runner-up trashes Idol , contestants in blog

(Newser) - Former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken finds this year’s runner-up, Adam Lambert, “slightly frightening.” Aiken trashed Idol in a post on his blog yesterday, Gawker reports, and Lambert did not escape unscathed. Aiken says he watches Idol only once a season, and “this year, I happened...

Clay Aiken: Yes, I'm Gay
 Clay Aiken: 
 Yes, I'm Gay 

Clay Aiken: Yes, I'm Gay

(Newser) - Well, it's official: Clay Aiken is gay. The 29-year-old crooner and American Idol star comes out in the upcoming issue of People magazine, which features him on the cover with his new baby and the headline, "Yes, I'm gay," E! Online reports. The cover quotes him as saying,...

Clay Aiken a New Father
 Clay Aiken a New Father

Clay Aiken a New Father

(Newser) - Crooner Clay Aiken is now a dad. The former American Idol runner-up welcomed a baby  boy this morning with music producer Jaymes Foster. "He's here!" Aiken wrote on his website. "My dear friend, Jaymes, and I are so excited to announce the birth of Parker Foster Aiken....

Clay Aiken Will Soon Be a Dad

Singer impregnates friend through artificial insemination, report says

(Newser) - Clay Aiken is going to be a father, reports. The 29-year-old impregnated friend Jaymes Foster, 50, through artificial insemination. She is due in August, and Aiken plans to play an active role in raising the child, the site says. Foster was executive producer of Aiken's last album, and...

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