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Clay Aiken

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    The Worst Band Fan Names of All Time

    Lorde may only be 17, but this week she revealed herself to be wise beyond her years. In a recent interview with Look magazine, the songstress behind the No. 2 Pazz & Jop single "Royals" responded to a question about attempting to give her fans a cutesy name. "I find it grating to lump everyone in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Dee Snider Is Doing A Cabaret Act!

    And you're gonna take it! Because it's gonna be good! The singer--best known as the big-haired, large-lunged Twisted Sister frontman--met with me yesterday at 54 Below, where he'll be doing an act of Broadway numbers and holiday standards. (True story.) He even explained to me why that's not so s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    I Won The Hope Springs Sweepstakes!

    I usually don't do well at games of chance. I've rarely even gotten three numbers in a row on a Bingo card. But I scored big the other night when I went to see the Meryl Streep/Tommy Lee Jones middle-aged romcom Hope Springs at Chelsea Clearview. On the way in, my friend and I were given promotio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    100 & Single: Answering Questions On Adam Lambert's Historic Chart-Topping Album

    I've never been happier to be wrong about something. Two weeks ago, the last line of my column read: "Probably won't happen. But wouldn't it be fun if it did?" The event I didn't think could happen was Adam Lambert scoring a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 album chart with his second disc, Trespas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Ten Gays Who Could Beat The Crap Out Of Manny Pacquiao

    As we reported in a previous post, Filipino boxer/congressman/Roman Catholic Manny Pacquiao doesn't agree with President Barack Obama (and the majority of Americans) that gay people should have the right to get married. Not only doesn't Pacquiao agree with Obama, he cites a passage in the bible that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    North Carolina Hates The Gays! Well, Let's Look At Their Culture

    The good people of North Carolina just voted against same-sex marriage, leading me to think they're a bunch of heathen cretins with no taste or style. But a glance at Wikipedia proves they have a rich and vital culture. They've birthed a lot of big jazz musicians plus James Taylor. Also, North Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    100 & Single: Buy An Adam Lambert Album, Strike A Tiny Blow For Gay Rights

    About a year ago, the movie Bridesmaids opened in the U.S. and was the subject of a rather unusual awareness campaign. Female movie fans, largely independently of the film's producers, compelled women to go see the film in its opening weekend and defy common Hollywood wisdom that non-rom-com movies ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 31, 2011

    A STAR IS BORN

    It's time to step up to the plate and show your goods

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Diana Ross Comes Out Way on Top!

    ​My recent blog post called "Remembering Diana Ross's Appalling Behavior at Flo Ballard's Funeral" has long left the runner-up, "Adam Lambert vs. Clay Aiken: A Tale of Two Coming Outs," in the dust as it's soared to the revered position of my most commented blog of all time. Partly thanks to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Diana Ross Is Catching Up With Adam Lambert

    Adam Lambert reacts to his own reflection. ​My two most commented posts of all time are in a down-to-the-wire race, as singing legend Diana Ross breathes down the lovely neck of new star Adam Lambert. This contest is even tighter than Bush vs. Gore, and I feel like someone can swoop in and st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    My 10 Most Commented Posts of All Time

    ​Not the most trafficked, necessarily, but the ones that made you leap to your fingers and tap out your thoughts in the largest anonymous gangs. These topics clearly spoke to you and you talked back at the top of your mental lungs. Try to deduce some telling trends from this list of the most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Adam Lambert vs. Clay Aiken: A Tale of Two Coming Outs

    via Wikipedia​Adam Lambert is all over the place with his hit record, so I honestly don't think coming out got in the way of his making a huge splash at all.

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    EXCLUSIVE: 6 Hot Excerpts from Sarah Palin's Going Rogue!

    ​It's the hottest of hot news -- Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue: An American Life and the accompanying tour. There've been some teasers, but our contacts in the publishing industry have leaked us six choice excerpts, which we reproduce for you here: 1. On accepting the Vice-Presidential nomin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Adam Lambert Has Officially Come Out!

    Yes, the eye-makeup-wearing, boy-kissing singer of flouncy tunes has actually shattered the glass closet and made the two-inch step forward. And I'm thrilled about it! But what next? Clay Aiken coming out again? Ellen revealing that she's a top? A bear shitting in the woods? The Pope declaring he's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Adam Lambert Gay? We're Shocked. Just Shocked.

    Adam Lambert knocked Clay Aiken off his throne as America's Favorite Homosexual Runner-Up today when Rolling Stone teased Lambert's obvious confession in this week's issue, "I'm gay." "I don't think it should be a surprise for anyone to hear that I'm gay," says Lambert. Right you are! The article ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Gay American Idol Stars Brawl!

    Was it really good for the gay cause last week when Clay Aiken--himself a rouged runner up on American Idol--blogged that the latest second-placer, Adam Lambert, sounded "contrived, awful, and frightening" in a clip he saw of Lambert singing "Ring of Fire"? Didn't that highlight the worst kind of ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    American Idol Week 4, Hollywood: Norman Gentle is "Bnoodles," Ryan Seacrest's Lip-Rapist is a Repeat Offender

    Sharyn Jackson is your American Idol host for season eight. We're finally in Hollywood! Is this our next Idol? God I hope so. Hollywood! Finally, American Idol is about something, even if only remotely. So here on the road to Sucker of '09 are 147 people who got the yellow slip over the past thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    It Was a Great Year For Outing!

    Actually, celebs came out all on their own in '08--they didn't even have to be dragged out, kicking and screaming, like they usually do. That saved me a lot of pulling, yanking, and washing off of blood, so thanks, gays! Among the highlights of the year in celebrity closet busting:

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    All Traces of 'Rosie Live!' Vanish

    By all accounts, 'Rosie Live! was a misbegotten atttempt to revive the variety format which critics said looked underrehearsed, felt too limited in its palette of older-skewing talent, and ignored the cardinal rule that the host should merely introduce the acts and then stand on the sidelines (unles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    New Magazine Grins and Bears It

    It's a tough time for publishing--when CosmoGirl folded, my entire crayon-and-perfume-filled world exploded into smelly sawdust--but a new magazine is entering the landscape and it's big and hairy! It's BEAR, which officially caters to "iconic, masculine men in beautiful erotic photography." Razor w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    Matt Lauer's Roast: Tom Cruise, Katie Couric, and 3 Hours of Dick Jokes

    Just got back from the Hilton in midtown after three hours of dick and pussy jokes from some of the biggest stars of TV and film. Over plates of rubbery chicken, with Howard Stern in the audience, with Aretha Franklin doing the most amazing rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner ever (and while playi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    This Week's Voice: An Interview with JT LeRoy, Built to Spill, T.I., the New York Film Festival, and More

    In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla looks on as Built to Spill revive 1997's "get all split on some green and contemplate the cosmos" sad-rock epic Perfect From Now On. Ben Detrick joins T.I. in saying so long to the gun show with the rapper's new Paper Trail. Don Allred revis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    Little Britain Comes To Big America!

    The hilarious sketch show Little Britain has spawned an American version currently airing on HBO, and it's all set to tickle, offend, and arouse a whole other continent into incontinence. In this week's column {CLICK HERE}, I talk to the show's stars/creators, Matt Lucas and David Walliams, about su ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 1, 2008

    Little Britain Stars Dish Gay Aiken!

    Plus, shooting a dead Equus.

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    September 26, 2008
  • Columns

    June 24, 2008

    Mario Lopez's Underwear Dis

    Chattin' with Loretta Lynn and John Leguizamo; Carol Burnett in action; adventures of Nick Adams

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    Hooray For Clay! Why His Fatherhood Might Be OK!

    I was so stunned by the news that Clay Aiken is set to be a daddy that I spit out my Ambien cocktail and forgot to even comment about it. But now that I've had some time to pick myself off the floor and regroup on the subject, I must say this development makes perfect sense. After all, gay men are h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    Musto's on Vacation

    Musto is on vacation this week. He may or may not pop in here unexpectedly, but don't expect regular updates until next Monday, May 5. Can't make it through the night without his Baby Mama caca jokes and Clay Aiken baiting posts? There's always Musto in his underwear!

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2008

    In Praise of Clay Aiken

    The holy word has come back from the Claymates and it is thus: "Miss Musto, why don't you write something NICE already about our beloved god of the pasty face and the ambiguous voice? Why don't you sing some praises to Clay Aiken, for Jesus's sake, instead of jealously cutting him down and pointing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    Forgive Me, Claymates, I Have Sinned!

    My last attack on Clay Aiken's devoted followers, the Claymates, started on a wrong note (like so many of his concerts do). Contrary to what I wrote, his fans' parents aren't of the generation that voted for President Bush. THEY are! Claymates turn out to be crotchety old ladies, not the pimply, ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    Claymates Bring Down Our National IQ

    Claymates are the slowest bunch of doody heads to grace this earth since their miscreant parents voted Bush into the White House. Shameless worshipers of singer Clay Aiken, they clog up the web writing anonymous posts about how drop-dead gorgeous and ultra sweet he is and how they happen to know he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2008

    Clay's Aiken Breakin' Heart

    Clay Aiken raises his eyebrows in "an arch, queeny way." That's one of the things we learn in this week's enjoyable New York Magazine profile of the singer, along with the fact that he's widely assumed to be gay and also doesn't have a social life. "The only reason people go to bars is to get drunk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2008

    Taxicab Confession: Sir Lance-a-Lot Resurfaces

    photo by Elena Dahl Don't set foot in a cab, people! In many of them, the little promo screen will show Lance Bass's ex boy toy, Pedro Andrade, telling you which local pubs are worth checking out (though somehow he leaves out Beige, Chi-Chiz, and the Vault.) "He comes off like he's trying to sound ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 24, 2007

    Do You Like To Watch?

    Live video + internet = time to get naked on camera

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    December 12, 2006
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    November 21, 2006
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    September 19, 2006
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    February 21, 2006
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    February 14, 2006
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    November 29, 2005
  • Music

    June 14, 2005

    Sustenance Enough?

    Indie-rock heavy hitters get confused figuring out why they're doing it, doing it, doing it

  • Music

    January 25, 2005

    Identity Crisis

    Three American Idol alumni follow up the process in their own, vaguely individual ways

  • Music

    June 15, 2004
  • Columns

    April 27, 2004
  • Specials

    April 6, 2004
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    January 6, 2004
  • Music

    January 6, 2004

    Ham Lies Down on Broadway

    Rock-operatic American idol chews nonexistent scenery

  • Music

    November 25, 2003

    Turkey Shoot 2003

    Putatively musical sounds from hunger, for the fan of the future in a very disastrous year

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    November 4, 2003
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    June 3, 2003
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