Tag Archives: Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken: Producers For The Apprentice Told Trump Who To Fire Via A Secret Teleprompter On His Desk

Vulture reports: Although Donald Trump uttered the infamous Apprentice catchphrase “You’re fired,” the president-to-be didn’t actually decide who was let go on the NBC show, at least according to onetime Celebrity Apprentice contestant and American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken. In an interview with Domecast, a podcast from North Carolina’s News & Observer newspaper, Aiken dished on what went on behind …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Trump Support Fails To Save Anti-Gay Rep. Renee Ellmers, Clay Aiken Mocks Defeat

Politico reports: Rep. George Holding won the Republican primary for a newly redrawn district in North Carolina, beating Rep. Renee Ellmers, who became the first GOP incumbent to lose in a primary this year. Holding, who was first elected in 2012, had 52 percent of the vote with nearly two-thirds of precincts reporting when The Associated Press called the race. …

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Clay Aiken: Trump Is Like Your Drunk Uncle [VIDEO]

Failed 2014 US House candidate Clay Aiken, who was also the runner-up on both American Idol and Celebrity Apprentice, appeared on Fox News today where he declared, “Donald Trump is like your drunk uncle. You love him, but you never know what he’s going to do.” His comments spawned an immediate Twitter backlash and above is his response. Aiken is …

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TRAILER: The Runner-Up

Billboard reports: The political baptism of Clay Aiken will be explored with the premiere of the new docu-series, The Runner-Up, premiering Tuesday night (April 7) on the Esquire Network. From the very first frame, the cameras follow him from his initial days stumping door to door to the nail-biting drama leading to the results of the primary election as the …

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RE-ELECTED: All LGBT House Members

The 2014 midterms were not a total disaster, at least for the six openly LGBT members of the US House. Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA), Rep. Jared Polis* (D-CO), Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), Rep Mark Pocan (D-WI), Rep David Cicilline (D-RI), and Rep. Kysten Sinema (D-AZ) all retained their seats today.  Openly gay US House candidates who lost their bids …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Clay Aiken Loses

Incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers first won election in the Tea Party wave of 2010 with an endorsement from Sarah Palin. Ellmers voted to fund the GOP effort to defend DOMA.

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NORTH CAROLINA: Democrat Clay Aiken Claims Support From “Republaikens”

Gay US House candidate Clay Aiken is causing some head scratching in North Carolina with a new campaign slogan touting his “Republaiken” supporters. The new “Republaiken” yard signs and stickers are popping up across the second congressional district. His spokesperson said the new messaging is a way to reach out to everyone and show that even some Republicans are supporting …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Clay Aiken’s Primary Opponent Dies After Fall At Home

Former North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Keith Crisco died at the age of 71 today following a fall at his home. Crisco was Clay Aiken’s opponent in last week’s Democratic primary for the U.S House.  His campaign spokesperson said Crisco was preparing to leave his home when he fell down a flight of stairs. Crisco was trailing Aiken by just …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Clay Aiken Apparent Winner In Democratic US House Primary

Via the Raleigh News & Observer: The battle between Keith Crisco, a moderate, business-friendly Democrat, and former “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken came down to a very slim margin Tuesday night: As the vote-count neared completion, Aiken led by fewer than 400 votes. At 11:30 p.m., Aiken took to the stage to thank his supporters and say he was confident …

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TODAY: North Carolina’s Primary

Miss Mona Sinclair isn’t the only gay man in today’s North Carolina primary.  According to the Wall Street Journal, Clay Aiken actually has a shot of winning his bid to be the Democratic nominee for the US House. Mr. Aiken, 35 years old, faces a crowded field in Tuesday’s election, which pits him against the state’s former commerce secretary, Keith …

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Harry Connick Jr Dishes Clay Aiken

They love this at Twitchy, of course.

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NORTH CAROLINA: Clay Aiken Officially Joins 2014 Race For US House Seat

American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken yesterday filed the paperwork to officially become a candidate for the US House. The Charlotte News-Observer reports: The performer, a Democrat, turned in his paperwork at the State Board of Elections to seek the 2nd District seat currently held by Republican Renee Ellmers. Aiken, who lives in the Raleigh-Durham area, announced his bid three weeks …

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Clay Aiken Announces US House Bid

Pop star and openly gay American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken today formally announced his candidacy for the U.S. House. Aiken portrays himself as someone who is not a politician. He emphasizes his personal story – growing up in a home torn apart by domestic violence – and says it inspired him to be a voice for the powerless. He began …

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Clay Aiken For Congress?

The Washington Blade reports that American Idol contestant and openly gay pop singer Clay Aiken is considering running for the U.S. House. Via Chris Johnson: The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the 35-year-old Raleigh native has taken initial steps for a run, including consulting with political operatives in Washington, D.C., about a bid for the seat. One …

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Clay Aiken Vs. Tony Perkins

And Tony Perkins sits right there on national television and boldly LIES that churches are being forced to host gay weddings.

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SLIDESHOW: Family Equality Council’s 30th Anniversary Gala In New York City

Last night intrepid JMG photographer Dr. Jeff accompanied me to the Family Equality Council’s 30th anniversary gala on Manhattan’s Pier 60, where over 750 LGBT moms, dads and allies swarmed the grand ballroom and mingled with bold-face names like Zach Wahls (so tall!), Tony winner David Hyde Pierce, comedian Judy Gold, Bishop Gene Robinson, Freedom To Marry head Evan Wolfson, …

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Clay Aiken Denounces NC’s Marriage Bill

(Via Towleroad)

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NORTH CAROLINA: Lesbian Couple Booted From Raleigh-Area Mall For Kissing

With commentary from Raleigh native Clay Aiken.

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The Gayken On The View

Clay Aiken appeared on The View yesterday to talk about why he came out when he did and about being a new dad. This clip concludes with Aiken’s performance of Unchained Melody, which is from his new album, Tried & True.

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Clay Aiken Speaks At NC HRC Gala

Pam Spaulding recorded the below clip of pop star Clay Aiken’s speech at Saturday’s HRC gala in North Carolina. Not bad, Clay. Visit Pam’s House Blend for full coverage of the event.

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