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Clay Aiken

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Clayton Holmes Grissom was born in Raleigh, North Carolina 30 November 1978 to his mother, Faye Aiken Parker and his late father, Vernon Grissom. When Clay was a teenager, he had a love for teaching and helping young children and later on studied to became a school teacher. When he was about 23 years old, a longtime friend persuaded him to audition for American Idol. When he was 25 years old he released his debut album, "Measure of a Man." (singles from his debut album include: "Invisible," "This Is The Night" and "The Way") His debut album sold over 600,000 copies in the USA in its first week of release. It has sold almost 2.5 million in the US as of 4/16/04.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Ungrateful Clay Aiken -- Trashes 'American Idol'

Ungrateful Clay Aiken
Trashes 'American Idol'

Clay Aiken went on an incredibly bitchy tirade Wednesday night, zeroing in on "American Idol," the show that made him famous and gave him opportunities. The second place, second season… READ MORE >

Clay Aiken's Alleged Stalker -- I'm Not Some Crazed Fan ... I WAS CATFISHED!!!

Clay Aiken's Alleged Stalker
I'm NOT Some Crazed Fan I WAS CATFISHED!!!

Don't text strangers kids ... especially strangers claiming they're Clay Aiken ... because chances are, you're being catfished and it could ruin your life.TMZ broke the story ... Barbara Saylor… READ MORE >

- 968 days ago
Clay Aiken -- I Can Get Dirty Too On the Campaign Trail

Clay Aiken
I Can Get Dirty Too On the Campaign Trail

Clay Aiken ain't smiling and singing anymore ... instead the former 'Idol' runner-up is coming out swinging in a run for Congress.Clay Aiken ... tough guy? Politics defnitely change people. READ MORE >

- 969 days ago
Clay Aiken 911 Call -- Creepy Alleged Intruder Is Packin' BINOCULARS!

Clay Aiken 911 Call
Creepy Alleged Intruder Is Packin' BINOCULARS!!!

Clay Aiken's alleged stalker really wanted to get a good look inside the singer's house ... because according to the 911 call, the woman was armed with binoculars when she hopped his fence.TMZ… READ MORE >

- 1259 days ago
Clay Aiken -- Alleged Stalker Arrested after Scary Home Encounter

Clay Aiken
Alleged Stalker Arrested After Scary Home Encounter

Frightening moment for Clay Aiken ... when an obsessed fan broke on to his property and made it all the way to his front door ... this according to police docs obtained by TMZ. According to the… READ MORE >

- 1272 days ago
Clay Aiken & Tyra Banks Train Together

Clay Aiken & Tyra Banks
Train Together

Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken and supermodel gal pal Tyra Banks took their relationship underground ... and rode the NYC subway together on Wednesday.Looks like Madonna has started… READ MORE >

- 2186 days ago
Clay Aiken Shows Off His New Beard

Clay Aiken
Shows Off His New Beard

Carrying his own bags and rockin' some face scruff, Clay Aiken arrived at LAX on Monday.With the country about to anoint a new winner this week, can you believe it's been seven years since the… READ MORE >

- 2321 days ago
Simon Cowell's GF -- Clay Aiken's Breast Friend

Simon Cowell's GF
Clay Aiken's Breast Friend

Years before hooking up with Simon Cowell, "American Idol" makeup artist Mezhgan Hussainy was in the clutches of another "A.I." dude ... Clay Aiken.This pic of Aiken groping Simon's alleged… READ MORE >

- 2406 days ago
Clay Aiken's Baby Face

Clay Aiken's
Baby Face

There's another woman in Clay Aiken's life ... his son's nanny.The 30-year-old singer was spotted in a Beverly Hills building with his American Idol, son Parker, and a nanny.Neither the Claby mama… READ MORE >

- 2697 days ago
Aiken's Got a Hot Claymate

Aiken's
Got a Hot Claymate

With his son and Claby mama nowhere in sight, Clay Aiken stepped out on the town with some hot new guy.Even new daddies need some playtime. READ MORE >

- 2698 days ago

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