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Jenna Dewan

"You Don't Mess With The Zohan" World Premiere in Hollywood

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So, yeah, Ashlee had to get married

Ashlee and Pete Wentz have confirmed that she is with child. According to Pete's website, "While many have speculated about this, we wanted to wait until after the first trimester to officially confirm that we are expecting our first child. This is truly the most joyous time in our lives and we are excited to share the happy news and start our family."

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Aiken Rocks Out On AOL Sessions

Animated design by Cindilu2 spotlights OMWH webisode promos.

OMWH Songs Run Gamut

AOL Session Surprises Viewers

When Clay Aiken took a much-deserved "couple" of days' rest, he left his fans a very special parting gift to tide them over until the possible fall tour -- a five-song live performance from his new CD, On My Way Here, airing now on AOL Sessions and surprising many new viewers with its variety.

SPAMALOT NETS 3 AWARDS! -- Congratulations to Clay, Hannah Waddington, and Spamalot for winning the 2008 Audience Awards for Best Replacement Male, Best Replacement Female, and Favorite Long-Running Broadway Show!

Broadway.com for a complete list of theater fan favorites announced Friday. Winners will be honored at a private ceremony Monday.

Recorded in Los Angeles on May 13, the AOL concert-interview became active Tuesday and overnight vaulted to the 1-2 positions of Most Recent, Highest Rated, and Most Viewed videos on Sessions.

To link to Clay Aiken Sessions, click on the Joaquin Palting picture below. After each song, click on NEXT.

Photo links to AOL Sessions.

EIDN Leads Viewer Poll

Although "Ashes" leads in the number of views, the current poll on the right sidebar indicates the songs rank in popularity like this: "Everything I Don't Need," "Ashes," "Something About Us," "Where I Draw the Line," and "On My Way Here."

Besides the poll, the sidebar includes a 10-photo slide show of pictures by Palting and more about the album in "The Story":

Clay Aiken epitomizes what 'American Idol' is capable of. The former special-education teacher is now a multiplatinum recording artist, but he doesn't consider himself a musician. He is an entertainer, a role he is very comfortable with when he visits the AOL studios in Beverly Hills to perform songs from his new album, 'On My Way Here.'

A natural when the cameras are on, Aiken displays the inner ham he says has always been there. And that comfort has only been heightened during the five years between original albums by his role on Broadway in 'Spamalot' and multiple TV appearances, including variety shows like 'A Clay Aiken Christmas.' Following his performance, Aiken spoke with AOL about the new album, his growth in the past five years and his unashamed lack of musical expertise.

In the Q&A portion on the left sidebar, Clay answers four questions about tour plans, how OMWH is different from his previous album, what he has learned during the process of creating this album, and the difference in performing theatrically as opposed to performing in concert.

Special thanks to ClayIzzaQT for these clickable screen caps from the AOL Sessions videos:

Rock, R&B, Timeless Romantic

Below are links to specific songs and some of the comments viewers have posted:

Ashes: Listened to this song 10 times and really like it. Downloaded it from iTunes to put on my iPod. Who would have thought Clay could rock out? Lovin' these few songs, can't wait to hear the rest ... Great song! Can't wait for a tour! ... I like the beat of this song ... Love the song on the CD, love it more here, will love it even more live!

Everything I Don't Need: This is one of the sexiest songs I have ever heard! ... Great song, great singer! I'd like to hear more songs like this from him ... Thanks to Kipper for this amazing song. Clay's soft touch on this R&B song is perfection. This guy can sing ANYTHING!

Where I Draw the Line: This song gives me chills. His voice is haunting and encapsulates the melody beautifully ... I really like this song. Clay sings it with such feeling. This would be the perfect song for radio ... This has been one of my top favorites right from the snippets.

On My Way Here: I can see why this is the title track of the CD. The song just flows, and I love the lyrics ...I love Clay's voice on this song. He just soars. I love the meaning of this song, and I love Clay's emotion in the song. Great hook!

Something About Us: This song is so unbelievable that it takes my breath away. So romantic, so effortless when he sings it. A song that reminds me of the old standards like Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett ... A timeless romantic song, and it showcases Mr. Aiken's voice superbly ... Sigh ...

Fans Help Create 'Buzz'

In addition to the AOL Sessions, savvy CA fans are streaming from a variety of sites. Daily routines generally include the song "On My Way Here" at AOL and the Yahoo video of the same song.

All the Interet activity helps create "buzz," and it's paying off. In his 442nd consecutive week on the list, Clay was #3 in the May 27 Lycos 50. The week's big story, of course, was the new American Idol, David Cook (#35).

The "Davids" duel is the first time two male contestants have competed on American Idol since Ruben Studdard beat out Clay Aiken in the show's second season in 2003.

PHOTO INTERLUDE: Featured graphics in this clickable interlude are by Amazing_CA, AOL Sessions screen caps, 1; Amazing_CA, photo by Aiken4Clayscrew, 2; and Artz11, 3.

An Entertainer at Heart

During the Sessions taping, Clay spoke briefly with
Popeater. Here is an excerpt:

"I don't really consider myself a musician so much as I consider myself just an entertainer," says the man who finished second on 'American Idol,' sold millions of records and now stars in the hit Broadway musical 'Spamalot,' when he stopped by the AOL Studios for his Sessions taping.

Clay Aiken knows his place in the entertainment pantheon and he's just fine with it, thank you very much."

Montages Feature OMWH Songs

As previously reported, fans are advertising OMWH songs via montages. Among the latest are Falling featuring Dancing with the Stars contestants from various seasons by ChaChaTrusty; "Weight of the World" in IronMan HIS Perspective by 1agerard; The Real Me in Gerwhisp's wave videography from the coast of Portugal; and Yollie950's Legends accompanied by "Something About Us."

See the May 21 blog --
Montages Broadcast Aiken Tunes -- for others, which feature "On My Way Here," "Grace of God," "Something About Us," "Sacrificial Love," and "The Real Me."

A Reminder to 'Go Green'

Grandson Kai reminds everyone to help save the planet in the clickable photo above. He and his grandmother are having a blast getting to know each other.

Kai is most intrigued with my computer. So far he has been content to punch a few keys, but he definitely has his sights set on the bright blue on-off button at the back. He really wanted to help write this blog; and actually he did ... when he finally fell asleep, LOL!

Have a wonderful week, Clay Nation!


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Kristin Davis

Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick

Kim Cattrall

Cynthia Nixon

Jason Lewis

Christian Siriano, awww

Ashley Olsen


Lil' Kim whatcha doin?

Michelle Williams

The Donald Dump faces

"Sex and the City: The Movie" NYC premiere at Radio City Music Hall

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Kai Joins Clay Aiken Fan Club

Surrounded by toys from friends and family, grandson Kai has been meeting Carolina relatives since he departed the plane on Wednesday. (Photo edited by Sally)

'Thumbs Up' for OMWH

Grandson Meets Carolina Clan

Hello, Clay Nation

This is Kai checking in from Carolina. It's great to finally meet you in my grandmother's blog, especially since I'm posting this report from her computer.

My mother and I flew in Wednesday, and I saw more people in one day than I have in my whole lifetime. My Mom says I was a big flirt, but I was just being friendly.

Since meeting my grandma, I've had the best time climbing all over her, watching the Noggin channel (my kind of shows 24-7), meeting members of the clan, and playing with some of the electronic gadgets around here. We also like to give each other kisses, hugs, and raspberries.

I love my grandmother's laptop; but when I almost deleted the "My Computer" icon, we immediately moved onto the telephone and an old remote control. I admit I am addicted to punching buttons.

The baby grand piano in the living room just might be my favorite new discovery. I get the biggest kick out of sitting on anyone's lap and creating songs with my palms. Grandma Caro says my songs are very close to music written by some modern composers. Who knew?!?

And of course I have listened to Clay Aiken's new CD, On My Way Here. That guy can really "sang" --plus he's from North Carolina! Now what could be finer?

For some excellent information on OMWH studio musicians, see berkley's current blog: Clay Aiken's 'On My Way Here' - Measuring The Gap Between the Critics and the Truth. While I have my grandmother totally occupied, stay tuned to Clay's Daily Double for all the latest news.

I read this journal back home, so I know how y'all like to right-click on Clay's pictures. Amazing_CA, a really sweet lady who, with my fairy godmother Sally, sent me a playpen when I was born eight months ago, provided the graphics for this CA interlude.

PHOTO INTERLUDE: Featured in this clickable interlude are three graphics by Amazing_CA. The photographers include Bigappleforclay, 1; Eric Ogden, 2; and Claylilly, 3.

Mom and I just missed the big spring recital on Sunday. On Thursday, my grandmother taught violin/viola lessons, and I enjoyed meeting her students -- two good-looking high school girls and a guy. Friday she taught piano lessons in another city; and when she returned, the next-door neighbor was mowing our front yard.

NDN came in to meet my Mom and me. He is a really nice guy and invited me to come over anytime to meet his cats. He's a bachelor and told us a very funny story. While living in Florida, he and his brother visited a family with a newborn. The baby had been passed around from adult to adult -- wow, can I ever relate to that! -- but never woke up during the entire four hours!

Mr. NDN only knows about baby kittens. Curiosity finally got the best of him, so he asked, "At what age do they open their eyes?" HEEE!!!!!

Hope y'all are doing well. I'm looking forward to Memorial Day because I will meet some twin cousins just five years older than I, and we are going to have lots of fun getting to know each other.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Clay Nation!



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Say what?

"People talk about Madonna being the queen of reinvention, and while I applaud her, I don't know anyone who's reinvented themselves more than me."

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Time for some Keanona

There's a rumor on the flow that Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder gots their attraction on. On the set that is. The two are currently filming The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. A drama about "a dutiful 50-year-old wife whose husband falls for a younger woman, freeing her to explore her buried sensuality and leading to a very quiet nervous breakdown."

Anyway, Star mag says that Keanu and Winona are spending secret time in their trailers. Bow chicka wow wow. "They are also always hugging on the set," says a source. "The chemistry is really electric. They've gotten so close that during a break in filming in Connecticut, Winona, 36, relaxed with Keanu, 43, at his Manhattan pad."

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Rub that belly for luck

Angelina Jolie and Clint Eastwood at the "Changeling" Photocall in Cannes

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Harrison and his half pint

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart at "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and BET The Adventures of 106 in NYC

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Montages Broadcast Aiken Tunes

ON MY WAY HERE: Since May 6, Clay Aiken has promoted his beautiful new CD from the East Coast to the West. Graphic by Amazing_CA.

LAP & LACIE Take Charge

Montages Feature OMWH Songs

Clay Aiken's incredible new CD On My Way Here is an eclectic collection of beautiful songs, which many are sharing via superb new montages created by his talented fans.

LAP (laptop): So what do you think of that lead, Lace? I don't usually have to write these things; I just punch in the words.

LACIE (external hard drive): Right on, Lap! I think we should lend the busy Caro a hand and upload a new blog for her.

LAP: Caro is all over the place preparing for Wednesday's much-anticipated visit by her daughter and grandson Kai, so this is the least we can do. The plane arrives at 2:35 p.m. TODAY!

LACIE: Actually, we haven't blogged since the middle of February. OUCH -- that
girl is cleaning everything in sight, including us!

LAP: Some friends helped her rearrange furniture Monday, so we were offline from Sunday night until noon Tuesday.

LACIE: Hrumph, I noticed she plugged you in first.

LAP: But when she needed to download a montage, she punched your number.

LACIE: For those wondering about Sunday's big spring recital, everything went very well and the place was packed, so we hear.

Spring Recital in the Round

LAP: Not only were there friends and relatives in front of the students, but an equal number had to sit behind them, too.

LACIE: Recital in the round! HEEE!!!!!

LAP: Of course, we weren't present, but afterwards we heard Caro talking to students and parents and responding to email. Instruments represented included piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, and oboe.

LACIE: About half the 20 students were playing in their very first recital. I bet Bach, Mozart, and the gang would have been as pleased as the teach.

LAP: Uh huh, and everyone did the "hippopotamus" bow. Works like a charm every time!

LACIE: At the end of the recital, two students gave their teacher lovely flower bouquets.

LAP: A thunderstorm hit the area just as the recital ended. Caro was the last one out, and you can picture her with two huge bouquets, all her accompaniments, extra programs, music left by students, etc.

LACIE: She wisely waited for the storm to pass, walked to her car with her umbrella, and drove under the breezeway to load all the rest. Now that should catch everyone up on the big weekend musicale.

LAP: Sunday night Caro discovered several montages fans have created with songs from Clay Aiken's new CD, On My Way Here.

LACIE: Nobody sings like Clay, and I just lurve his blond hair! (Swoon!) Where's that church fan?

LAP: Sheesh, the Aiken Fog just moved in on Lacie! We'll be right back with the montage info following this photo interlude. Actually, I'll be back. Lacie will probably be down for the count after these graphics.

PHOTO INTERLUDE: Featured in this clickable interlude are graphics and photos by six visual artists: Amazing_CA, photos by Shineinnc, 1 and 5; Amazing_CA, photo by tiggy52wiggle, 2; Ambassador of Love, photo by Eric Ogden, 3; and ChaChaTrusty, photos by Eric Ogden, 4.

Montages Enter 'Viral' Arena

LAP: Clay's fans are sharing YouTube links to various OMWH montages so that others can hear his spectacular new songs. By emailing the links to friends and family, they are actively participating in an effective form of viral marketing.

LACIE: Just leading 'em down the path, IMO. Most people love the songs once they hear them, and his voice is the best!

LAP: The first one we recommend is a montage set to the title track by Aspiegirl. You can link to "On My Way Here" at YouTube with the cover photo below.

Photo links to "OMWH" montage by Aspiegirl.

China Earthquake Paired with GOG

LACIE: Northernguychina's slideshow of the recent earthquake in China was set to Clay's "Grace of God" by Renegade79. You can view it at YouTube: Grace of God.

LAP: Clay's songs really lend themselves to the Dancing With the Stars Show. First, here is
Apolo and Julianne: The Reunion accompanied by Clay's passionate "Something About Us," created by Betty897x.

LACIE: In a montage by musicg57, DWTS Season 6 contestants dance the Viennese waltz to another new CA song, Sacrificial Love.

LAP: And Yollie950's new montage, Reveal Me Completely, is set to another album song, "The Real Me."

LACIE: There is so much news we aren't covering -- OMWH cracking the Mediabase AC Top 30, Clay's interview with Steppin' Out Magazine in which he talks about his Idol fame and Broadway future.

LAP: Don't forget all the Clay-Ruben comparisons with Season 7's AI final two and the important voting going on at Broadway.com.

Audience Awards Voting Continues

LACIE: Everyone needs to cast his/her vote for Clay in the 9th Annual Audience Awards at Broadway.com. Singerman is nominated for both Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male) and Favorite Replacement (Male).

LAP: Don't forgot Hannah Waddington as Favorite Replacement Female and Spamalot for Favorite Long-Running Broadway Show.

LACIE: Voting continues through midnight May 29, and winners will be announced the next day.

LAP: It is important to choose one winner in every category, and you can only vote once from your email address. Here is the ballot. Go, Clay, Hannah, and Spamalot!!!

LACIE: While we get to know Caro's grandson Kai, be sure to keep up with all the news at
Clay's Daily Double.

: Something tells us our little visitor will be writing his own blog during the month in Carolina.

LACIE: He sure can't post one without you, Lap; so I guess we'll help him out. He is our cousin, right?

Kai, the blogger! -- Graphic by Sally

LAP: I notice that Vibajajo requested a pix of Kai holding the new CD. We'd better put that on Caro's TO DO list. We also made a list of blogs that she will be visiting.

LACIE: As always, we've enjoyed catching up with all you Clay fans. Thnx for stopping by the Carolina corner

: We are letting the "vacationing" Clay Aiken have the final word with this graphic by Amazing_CA/photo by

Have an awesome week, Clay Nation!


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At the 68th Annual American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala in NYC

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