Thursday, December 27, 2007

Clay Aiken in Mexico for Unicef

How To Help:

Donate at: Clay Aiken's Special Fund Raisers Page

Progress: 110%
Raised: $ 109,665
Goal: $ 100,000 in 10 days.
Visit: or call 1-800-4UNICEF

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Behind The Scenes @ C1HCOI


Holiday Celebration on Ice: Sasha Cohen and Todd Eldredge host this holiday-themed skating exhibition, but it's guest Clay Aiken, not the skaters, who is likely to draw viewers.

On The Style Network Dec 26th and 30th.

These are some great new videos from behind the scenes and at rehearsal.

UNICEF Ambassador Clay Aiken in Mexico

Clay Aiken & Family Celebrate Christmas With Survivors of Mexico's Floods

CHIAPAS, Mexico, December 25, 2007:

UNICEF Ambassador Clay Aiken celebrated Christmas at a flood shelter with the children of Ostuacan, Chiapas. In one weekend last month torrential rains produced the worst flooding the region has seen in more than 50 years. More than one million residents from Chiapas and the adjoining state of Tabasco have been affected, one third of which are children. (PRNewsFoto/U.S. Fund for UNICEF)


UNICEF Ambassador Aiken visits flood affected states of Tabasco and Chiapas

CHIAPAS, Mexico, Dec. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- UNICEF Ambassador and
critically acclaimed recording artist Clay Aiken today wrapped up the first
leg of his trip to the flood affected areas of southeast Mexico by
participating in a gift exchange and "sing along" with over 300 children
and their families at a camp erected for flood victims.


Aiken, who is traveling in the region with his mother and younger
brother, a Marine on leave from Iraq, will also be part of a UNICEF
delegation scheduled to visit the state of Tabasco over the next two days.

"The situation in Chiapas and Tabasco has really become a forgotten
emergency," said the U.S. pop star who became an ambassador for the
children's agency in 2004. "Telling the story of these brave people,
especially the children, to a U.S. audience is the reason that I am here.
Sharing this experience with my family during this time of year makes it
even more special."

In one weekend last month torrential rains in Tabasco and Chiapas
produced the worst flooding the region has seen in more than 50 years. More than one million residents of the two states have been affected, one third of which are children.

While an integrated humanitarian response lead by government and U.N.
agencies has stabilized the emergency in Mexico, thousands remain homeless and displaced. According to UNICEF officials in the region, children are the most vulnerable in these situations. Hundreds of them are at risk of psychological trauma and many more are out of school due to extensive structural damage to school buildings.

Today's event, also attended by Hon. Isabel Aguilera de Sabines, First
Lady of the state of Chiapas, was held in the city of Ostuacan where 19
deaths were recently reported after a series of mudslides engulfed the
small mountain community of Juan de Grijalva and the search for six missing residents is ongoing.

Chiapas is bordered on the north by the state of Tabasco, on the south
by the Pacific Ocean, on the east by the Central American nation of
Guatemala and on the west by the states of Oaxaca and Veracruz. Chiapas has 111 municipalities. Its capital, Tuxtla Gutierrez, lies near the center of the state. Tabasco is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Mexico, to the south by the state of Chiapas, to the east by Guatemala and Campeche and to the west by Veracruz. Villahermosa is Tabasco's capital city.

How To Help:

Donate at: Clay Aiken's Special Fund Raisers Page
Progress: 62%
Raised: $ 62,385
Goal: $ 100,000
Visit: or call 1-800-4UNICEF

Attention Broadcasters:
Hard copy b-roll footage available.

For more than 60 years, UNICEF has been the world's leading
international children's organization, working in over 150 countries to
address the ongoing issues that affect why kids are dying. UNICEF provides lifesaving nutrition, clean water, education, protection and emergency response saving more young lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. While millions of children die every year of preventable causes like dehydration, upper respiratory infections and measles, UNICEF, with the support of partnering organizations and donors alike, has the global experience, resources and reach to give children the best hope of survival. For more information about UNICEF, please visit

Monday, December 24, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Oh Donna!

hockeydonna speaks with forked tongue.

These are some excerpts from her blog that were begging for some clarification.

I find it very interesting how this mish-mosh of ridiculous stories from unreliable source after unreliable source (a couple of blogs come to mind) somehow has become a single story, somehow all attributed to me, and blindly accepted as fact. Many of you who blindly accept these stories are people I once called a friend. I obviously was not always a very good judge of character.

The unreliable source is Fake Clay. Are you denying that you are in regular communication with someone you think is Clay Aiken? Faced with proof that it isn't the real Clay, you continue with your delusions. I don't agree with what has been said by some people to mock you, Donna. I didn't participate in any of it and I think you know it. Paulus is the one that published your picture and put you right in the middle of the scamming accusations. Don't blame me for his actions. He has been fishing for information for months and repeats what he learns but with his own twist on it. Half of it is fabricated and the other half is speculation. Johnny come lately is a manipulator and a liar. Don't ever cite him as a source or you just come across looking stupid.

This is harassment, pure and simple. It is behavior that is not only despicable, but bordering on illegal. And why behave this way? Because of unsubstantiated rumors and gossip that have been mixed up in a blender and eagerly accepted by gullible, brainwashed people who are always looking for someone to blame for everything?

Be aware that publishing unsubstantiated rumors about me puts you in the same boat as JP. I suggest that you stop spreading lies about me. Also be aware that you are the one that is brainwashed.

I was told that none other than John Paulus was asked by Chexxxy/TAiken to post information about me because she was afraid I would post her personal information if I knew what she was doing to me. The fact that she would use her supposed most hated adversary to protect herself is very telling. I, on the other hand, have never posted, shared, or disseminated her name, phone number or address to anybody, because no matter the circumstances, I find that action just WRONG.

Donna, you're engaging in that behavior yourself. You cite Paulus as your source for a vicious rumor about me and have the gall to chastise anyone? Look in the mirror and see the shame you bring upon yourself. I never mentioned you or any of the victims because I wasn't sure whether you were a victim or an accomplice. Lately I'm leaning toward accomplice. How dare you accuse me of colluding with that lying scumbag of a stalker. Your hubris astounds me.

I implore every one of you out there to look in the mirror and ask yourself “what about this mob behavior is at all appropriate, and are you truly truly 100% sure of the veracity of everything you believe”.

Right back at you, Donna. You skirted the most important issues by pointing fingers in every direction but yourself. What about your "relationship" with Fake Clay? Why won't you help to nail that bastard? What about Kristen and the fact that Clay confronted her publicly for all of her lies and scamming? If your "Clay" is the same as Kristen's "Clay" that you text with 24/7 then you must realize by now that it isn't Clay Aiken. You have a hell of a lot of nerve and lying by omission isn't going to work to cover your ass.

Irrespective of what any of you think of me and believe about me, think about what you are doing, and why you are a fan of this amazing man. I highly doubt it was to start investigating, harassing, spreading vicious rumors, and sowing hatred and distrust amongst other fans. You never know, as I said, you could be the next target.

Donna, the fans have the right to know when they are being lied to and swindled. Such is the internet, but covering for them with silence is aiding and abetting a crime. I guess you don't see it that way.

I hear that anybody who questions the demonizing of me and others is labeled a sympathizer or a hater or even "just" a bad fan. Don’t you all get how wrong that is?
Posted by hockeydonna2007 at 12:59 AM

The "reliable" source that you're using to accuse me of working in any way with Paulus is Paulus himself. He also labeled me a sympathizer and accused me of covering for you because I didn't demonize you back in September. How can you reconcile that? Surely you are not dumb enough to take ANYTHING he says as truth!

You had the opportunity to end this when you gave me the phone numbers for "Clay". You gave me bogus numbers that lead to a proxy phone service. They didn't check out with TC either. By then you knew you weren't in touch with the real Clay but you just kept on lying. I once respected you but now I'm very disappointed and sad for you. Get some help before you ruin what you have left and using JP to promote your blog is beyond comprehension.


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Who Are the Real Fan Police?

It has come to my attention that the fan police idiots are blogging again. I swear there's no accounting for some people. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out who's behind that mess.

I also see a lot of ass kissing of mods thanking them for finally allowing discussion. Hello! Are people so unaware that they haven't realized that controlling and censoring mods are part of the reason this Fake Clay and his gang ever got a foothold in the fandom? Some mods say they knew about this scam for a long long time. Why do people accept that it was a good idea to keep the fans in the dark? Are the members not to be taken into consideration? This wasn't Clay's problem to solve. It isn't his responsibility to look out for the fans. What he did was to tell a scammer that he was aware of her dirty game and that he didn't know her previously and was not happy about her schemes.

Some people are saying they would only trust THEIR mods and will believe anything they say as the final authority. What if they are corrupt and deluded? Have you people got no minds of your own? These are the people that decided that the lowly members were not smart enough or deserving of any information. They are the ones that squashed open discussion of concerns. Meanwhile the privileged few in their circles were discussing it to their hearts content. What exactly have they done that's worthy of such adulation exactly? Question everything and everyone. Ask questions, demand proof! Have you not learned anything? Some people will ask "doesn't that apply to you too?" Yes it absolutely does, but also ask yourself this. Have you seen results? Is it consistent with what I say and do? Is there evidence that problems were identified, and there was action taken that led to the desired outcome? Is this a predictable pattern?

I'm not referring to the Clayboard or the BB4C, BTW. They let the fans know that there was a problem when they became aware of it and it was discussed. Kudos.

Anyway, the good thing is that it is finally out there, fans are making connections between strange happenings, sly hints, swindling, threats and misinformation, odd behavior and the uncomfortable atmosphere on many boards. These boards are now enjoying a new sense of relief and I'm happy to see it. If only there would have been more freedom and less censorship, these problems wouldn't have gone on so long or had the opportunity to hurt other fans because they were not warned. Lessons learned I hope.

Oh and my thanks go out to CV in all their wisdom *snort* for banning me today after bashing and smearing me in admin notes, e-mails, PMs and cryptic innuendo posted here and there insinuating that I had done something wrong. A real first class operation over there. Insert massive :eyeroll: Absolute power combined with a twisted soul in a position of influence is a dangerous thing. Maybe I'll blog about that topic next. Meanwhile.....

I'm re-publishing this blog because I think it applies to all of this.

How did this all go so wrong? How could anyone ever believe any of this could happen when the online fans do nothing but talk to each other 24/7?

Who are the real fan police?

They are the ones that decide what the fans are allowed to talk about and what they are not. Since 2003 when I first started posting on message boards, I was pretty innocent about how these things work. Like many others, I sometimes made a statement or gave an opinion that was met with a stern warning that we don't talk about the boards on the boards and we don't discuss what fans say or do outside of their postings on this or that particular message board. I was an open and trusting Clay fan and I enjoyed reading updates and discussing all things Clay.

One day I accidentally found a link to Openly Clay during a google search for news about Clay. I was shocked to discover that there was a message board populated by people that were completely concerned with promoting every silly gay stereotype imaginable. There were rainbows, glitter and sexual emoticons everywhere. I was surprised to find this place because the posts and the images were so disrespectful. The disrespect would have offended me no matter who the subject was. It was mockery and ridicule that no human being, straight or gay, should have to endure, and as I learned fairly quickly, these same people using the same names were members of several other Clay fansites that I was also a part of. I was sure that this must be some secret thing I had tripped over and I approached the admin at one of my boards. I asked her if she knew about this other place and that some of our members were a part of it. She said she knew and that it was not up to them to say or do anything about it. I was told that we don't talk about what people do or say elsewhere.

If someone objected to these kinds of posts, they were told that any and all opinions are equally valid and were edited and/or reprimanded for protesting. This was the beginning of the fracturing of the fanbase, IMO. It left people with the option of enduring this disrespect or moving along to find another home board. Many new boards have sprung up but sadly, many of them are run with the same attitude so the choice becomes whether you prefer deleted threads, locked topics, blue or green ink or trout.

Let's just ask ourselves, who are the real fan police? Are they the ones that censor the boards and decide what may or may not be discussed or are they the ones that discover and will not be shushed about the underbelly of the fandom? Instead of being able to openly talk about a concern, members are told to PM an admin if they have any information or are upset about something. This is another way to keep any unpleasantness away from the members as well as setting up a situation where only a few have the knowledge and the power to do anything about it, or not. Once again this does not benefit the fans. A few people are then in a position to "know" and the rest are left in the dark, wondering what is going on. There is a lot of truth in these old sayings. The devil you know is better than the devil you don't know.

Are the ones that maintain the tight control and engage in censorship The fan police? Are the ones that prefer to ignore the dirty deeds and enable the perpetrators the good guys? If they allow these things and tolerate rude and harsh treatment of Clay Aiken on their boards, what are they about? Fans are ardent devotees that support an artist. Well I just have to wonder then, why are people who are not fans the protected ones and the devotees are suppressed and suspended for wanting their fan boards to be a place where they can enjoy being fans.

Again, I ask, who are the fan police? It isn't people like me who learned that some fans are taking advantage of the kindness of other fans and tried to stop it by talking openly about it. It isn't people like me that will go against the status quo and say that we need to find a place that is free of trolls and those who are no longer fans but stick around to toy with the fans for their own amusement.

This whole thing got a foothold and flourished because of the imposed silence and the censorship that prevented open discussion of concerns. If some concerned fans could have spoken up long ago, many young people would not have been taken for a ride and had their innocent enjoyment of their fan experience taken away. Grown women would not have been duped out of money and tricked into thinking that they were special because Clay Aiken was communicating with and singling them out.

I've taken a lot of heat for exposing this problem. I took great care in telling it and not revealing the victims, but only the perpetrators or the enablers. I am sad that the mudslinger has taken the opportunity to hurt some fans but he has done the same for 2 years and this is just another day in the life of a defamer and a liar.

All of the fans need to take a good look around and if they see something that seems wrong or is sneaky and does not fit what Clay Aiken is or what a fan is, then stand up and talk about it. Warn others if there is a con artist in your midst. If you are unhappy with the way things are at your home board, find one that you do enjoy and take back the fun of being a fan by making our communities a safe place that is free of trolls and haters that lurk on our boards under the cloak of "all opinions are welcome" because some of them are not what they appear.

The real fan police are the ones with their head in the sand, protesting against people who would stand up and expose the dirt and who prefer that everyone else just ignore the problems. We, the fans, need to feel safe and free to enjoy this experience and as long as the scams, cons and secrets have the protection of silence, they are free to take advantage of us and hurt us.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Something Wicked This Way Comes.

I've decided to re-publish my blogs from 3 months ago. Many people did not read about it at the time and are having difficulty navigating the archives.

Sept 16, 2007

An imposter has been posing as Clay Aiken on the internet and is even having cybersex with fans and random strangers.

Let me tell you the story. I'll start at the end because for some, this is the end of the road.

I got this e-mail from none other than the stalker. Clay has many stalkers but this one is the ex army guy that claims to have had relations with Clay. I didn't bother to reply because I know what his game is now and because I can't be bothered.

Combine it with one of the oh so clever and ominous clues and you'll find yourself going WTF? What is this about?

Let's just say that the battle is being fought on many flanks. John may or may not be the leading the frontal asault, but you can be sure that there are other efforts being undertaken to soften the resistance on the rear eschelon.

Anonymous | 09.16.07| #

It is about a tangled web of lies and deceit. A scam and a con that can not continue in the light of day. This is the wickedness that they are hinting will be exposed in the next 6 months. They would like us to think that Clay Aiken isn't the fine man that he is.

We all know about all of the anonymous tips that are sent to tabloids and gossip sites, the role playing that goes on in numerous bogus manhunt and bigmuscle accounts, but there is more and it all ties together in one big rotting bow.

Have you heard the whispers about people claiming that they are talking to Clay? They are saying that he has private groups and boards where he posts, secret myspace pages and IM chatrooms where he can let his hair down and be with his bestest fans. There are whispers about an ex-girlfriend, that she is with child, there are claims that he is confused about his sexuality and that he isn't helping this poor single mother out. The imposters have been at this for a long long time.

What these whisperers all have in common is that they are the chosen ones, they are sworn to secrecy and if the secret gets out Clay will never speak to them again. The other thing they have in common is that none of them are talking to Clay Aiken. I know this as an absolute fact.

All I have to figure out now is what order to put it all in that will be clear and easy to follow.

While I compose the next installment, consider this. The Imposters are presenting the image of the exact Clay Aiken that the haters have created. Their version is a drunk, he smokes like a chimney, is HIV positive, swears like a sailor, cruises the internet sites for one night stands, cheats on his girlfriend, is confused about his sexuality, is bi-polar and on medication for depression and suicidal thoughts. This is exactly what his detractors have wanted the fans to believe, that he isn't the man we know him to be.

Some of the victims think they are engaging in phone and cyber sex with Clay Aiken. The imposter calls people, leaves messages, chats with them by Phone and IMs. He even sends audio messages to his favorite fans. The only catch is that it isn't Clay Aiken.

Let me introduce you to an "Ex-girlfriend" She is only one in a gang of people that are playing this nasty game.

One of the early online posers was BalletSkater on the ClickChicks board. She is 29 years old. Jenn is on the right and the tall one is her sister. Little Gabe, her baby with "Clay" is only a few months old now, if that.

She claimed to be a close family friend of Clay Aiken's, and later his girlfriend, on a board called ClickChicks and she was the reigning expert on Clay Aiken. She said she lived with him and apparently even went on tour with him. She reported last year during the Christmas tour (Dec2006) when Clay was suffering from vertigo.

From: BalletSkater (Original Message) Sent: 12/15/2006 1:25 AM
Clay is doing okay. He has some fluid in his ears which is causing some problems for him, but it's nothing that can't be taken care of by antibiotics. Something has been brewing for the past few days. He hasn't been himself and had been complaining of some minor problems. The fluid in his ears should drain itself with the antibiotics and he should be completely fine soon. However, the concert tomorrow is still up in the air. That will be known tomorrow because Clay doesn't want to make a decision when he doesn't know how he's going to be feeling tomorrow. Things could completely turn around. Although, it usually has to get worse before it gets better. Just be assured that Clay is okay!

She managed to convince "Clay" to post on the board because, after all, they were all such close friends, sworn to secrecy and "Clay" loved them best. He even sent them an audio Christmas greeting and made a few phone calls to the favored insiders.

Typically she would share "Clay's" deepest feelings and information about his career decisions with those Chicks and BalletSkater would also post her daily adventures living with Clay.

From: BalletSkater Sent: 12/19/2006 10:32 PM
Earlier today I told him I needed to take a picture of him in his penguin pants so he had to find them. lmao. I think I scared him.

One fan on the Chicks board asked BalletSkater:

Another member of our board here and I worked on a project where we collected fan pins from over 100 states/fan sites put them in a shadowbox and sent them to Clay (via Faye) as a memento of his JBT. Do you happen to know if it is in his new house or have you ever seen it?

She replied:

From: BalletSkater Sent: 12/18/2006 10:43 PM
I said it was a while ago I saw it at Faye's house. However, Clay has some things he has to pick up from his moms house that he didn't put in his house yet. It could be there, or it could very well be in his house. I've never specifically looked at every little thing he's had in his house and there are a few rooms I haven't gone into. It could be in his home and I'm just mistaken. Either way, I will find out for definite for you.

I'm told that BalletSkater also was the recipient of some nice gifts and a collection was taken up for her when she shared her financial troubles with the board members. [Morgan, the board owner, says they did not take up a collection]

She disappeared from the Chick's board and coincidentally, so did "Clay" and has resurfaced with the baby news just recently. One can't help but wonder why Morgan Rowan, the board owner, never questioned or checked out whether "Clay" and "Jenn" were legitimate, but then this question will come up again and again, wondering WTF certain admins are smoking sometimes.

Congrats on the baby boy, Jenn. Are DNA tests and a paternity suit on the calendar?

The plot thickens.

BalletSkater next shows up on BoltBabes4Clay. She posts as KT on the board and is posing as a very close friend of Clay's. Kati/KT/jenn uses these other people's photos and PHOTOSHOPPED HERSELF INTO THEM. She then used these pictures as her avatars,

Fake Clay posts freely at BB4C because they are all sworn to secrecy and he gives them exclusive content including phone calls. Take note of the join date for Clay. Mix set the scene for him to join in and by the time he did, the members were primed to believe it was Clay Aiken.

One can't help but wonder why MixnJude, an admin, never questioned or checked out whether "Clay" and "KT" were legitimate, but then this question will come up again and again, wondering WTF certain admins are smoking sometimes.

Many of the BB4C members totally believed that they are hanging out with Clay. They even got an exclusive 20 minute phone call at the August 10th BB4C Cary pre-concert party. The sad thing is that the call was made including a young girl of 10 or 11 who was thrilled to be so important that she got to hold the phone and speak with him. The call was put on speakerphone so that all of the 30 or so party goers could listen. The call was made to jessie's cellphone.

Who's jessie you ask? I'm getting there.

I first got wind of the Fake Clay scam in Feb 2007
. A few select fans were contacted by FC (Fake Clay). They were each flattered and invited to "friend" FC on his private myspace where he could talk to them and get to know some of them better. They exchanged messages there and some were invited to participate in group chats with FC. He shared some of his personal thoughts and even his version of Clay Aiken's imaginary life story.

In Feb 2007 a well known fan [Huskerfalcon] approached another well known fan for her professional opinion on how to help poor FC's tortured and abused soul and to give him counsel on how he should deal with a personal and unpleasant life experience [she claimed that Clay was looking for advice on how to deal with having been sexually abused by his birth father, when he was a child]. The story got passed around in back channels and the real Clay Aiken now had fans feeling sorry for him and keeping his secret struggle to themselves and a few hundred of their closest friends.

These chosen few really thought they were in Clay Aiken's inner circle and thought that they were talking to him and developing a friendship. Some got closer to "Clay" than they ever imagined.

Fake Clay targeted the most loyal of Clay's fans and recruited them to help him with some of the dirty secrets he was willing to share with them, and only them. These fans were cherry picked because of who they were and what they had to offer.

One of those fabricated dirty little secrets was that he had fathered a child and the child's mother needed help because she was pregnant again and he would be ever so grateful if they would take her under their wings and take care of her. After all, he couldn't acknowledge her in any way or it might tarnish his reputation and disappoint his family and friends.

Nice portrayal huh? Who would do this to tarnish Clay Aiken? Ask Freezone919.

Jessie aka Krissie aka Krista aka Kristen aka SkaterMom aka JerseyGirl

The picture above was taken at the Cary concert last month. Front row, and talking on the cellphone with....the stalker, seated a few rows back. She is sitting with her friends and one of those friends is Izzy, yes, the person that the stalker said text messaged him to come down to the front and visit with Clay's family. Of course if you believe Kristen/jessie's version of her claims, she'd want you to think she is family, but I digress.

She claimed that she has a child, Alayna, that is almost 2 years old and that Clay is the father. She is also pregnant with another one due at Christmas. One has to wonder that if there is any possibility that her story is true, then why would she be so desperate for a Meet and Greet with the father of her children? [boy, I must have been clairvoyant]

If you've been following this from the first blog, you'll remember that the stalker was frantic that I stop talking about her. He posted in my comments that I was horrible for exposing her and she is pregnant and ON HER WAY TO THE HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW!!!!!! Look in the blog comments of "Something Wicked This Way Comes" [now he's claiming that he was the one that broke the scam wide open. Get in line stalker, certain board admins are also grabbing the credit after the fact to cover up the cover-up.]

He didn't know it at the time but I was talking to Kristen/jessie on the phone at the exact same time he was screaming in the comments that she was LOSING THE BABY RIGHT NOW! meanwhile, she was more concerned about wanting to know why I cared. She said she had been IMing with "Clay" for several years and when I assured her that it wasn't the real Clay Aiken she got frustrated and yelled at me "Why do you care? Does it really matter who it is? I was just having fun!" I asked her why she was telling people that she was having Clay's babies. She told me she knew she was lying but it isn't anybody's business anyway. She begged me not to tell and said she would stop.

The phone call was a conference call. I didn't call her myself, I was put through on a three-way call by a fan [hockeydonna] who was nearly as panicked as the stalker was and tried to get me to forget all about this mess because "Clay wouldn't want you to upset her." She told me that Clay asked her to get me to stop. That it was "complicated".

I never mentioned to anyone that I was on a three-way call but within minutes the stalker knew all about it and posted in his blog comments that he just talked to her and that "Clay's girlfriend" had been talking to me on a three-way call.

[I can now add that the fan on the phone with me was Hockeydonna and she's the one that added jessie to the call to make it a 3 way conversation. Was it jessie or hockeydonna that was the girlfriend? Maybe both?]

There is so much more to this twisted saga that none of the people taking credit know and I might just have to tell the rest. I didn't do it in Sept because I stopped at the point where some of the victims might be embarrassed. That isn't the case any more so no need for restraint.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

High Fives!

Oh what a night! The boards are a-buzz with the news that one of Clay's major irritants was read the riot act in a M&G tonight. She was more than an irritant. She claimed to be his long time girlfriend, claimed to talk to him all the time and even claimed to have had his baby. She's a friend of Clay's stalker and did a lot to ruin Clay's reputation by telling lies about him. Horrible things that I won't repeat. I hope some of the other deluded people will pay attention and realize that they aren't and never were talking to Clay. I think he's fed up with this crap.

The thing that I really am laughing about is all of the ostriches (the ostriches are the ones that proclaim that they don't want to know anything about the yucky stuff and the ones in charge that will green ink you if you bring it up or ever mention Chexxxy's. The ones that pretend to be in the know, but know nothing). They are scratching their heads right now and saying " Who? Wha? How come I never heard about all this Fake Clay and Fake girlfriend stuff?"

I'll tell you why. Because the major boards squelched it. Chexxxy's didn't. Then, the ones that had the most to lose, if the truth was allowed on the boards, spread around horror stories about those awful Chexxxy people and told them not to go there or to read about it on this blog. It was all there for everyone to see since mid September but the ostriches kept saying, ignore.

Now they are asking how we know all this stuff. Who are the people involved? What boards are they on? Well duh! All of them. Yes all, except the BoltBabes4Clay. They cleaned house!

How did Clay know all the screen names and stuff only the fans would be able to get? What do you think?

If some of you want the background info that you didn't want to know in September, read the archives.

The rest of you? High Five!!!!

More to come....

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Clay Aiken Concert in Easton New Jersey Tonight!

There is a nice pre-concert article in the Express-Times today. I think some people are finally starting to "get" Clay. He isn't like any other pop star and he doesn't want to be. Cool is predictable and boring. Uncool is edgy.

Clay Aiken may be enjoying things so much because he's carved out a niche for himself.

The revenge of the wholesome might be the best way to put it. He's like the kid who was in high school plays but never hip enough to become the star. Aiken has become Opie in an era of Britney.

And over the phone he seems, well, Opie-style nice. He has good Southern manners. There's no pretense at trying to be cool. Maybe at this point being anti-cool is the new cool?

And maybe that's the ultimate subversion of the pop star system. Aiken is someone who never should be cool enough to be a star somehow becoming one. And what could be more subversive than being nice?

Friday, December 07, 2007

Hahaha! Some of the /b/tards sent me a gift. You'll either get it or you won't.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Clay Aiken: When The Lights Go Down and Up and Down

Clay Aiken is on tour again. We all know that he has a fantastic voice and that he can command a stage even when surrounded by a 45 piece orchestra and his 2 amazing backup singers. This year the annual Christmas tour started on Monday, Nov 26th with new arrangements and some new songs. He will perform almost every night in a new city until Dec.22nd, when he leaves for his next Unicef mission. He'll be back in time for rehearsals to be ready for his Broadway debut in Spamalot on Jan 18th 2008.

The following video is a new song that Clay hasn't sung in concert before. It is called Welcome To Our World.

There you have the more formal Clay. This past summer Clay toured through July and August with his more pop flavored songs. You may not be aware but he also likes to give his backup singers their own solos on each tour. He chooses the songs they will sing and is very proud and happy for them to get their time in the spotlight. These are not just his singers but they are good friends too.

The friendship is illustrated so well in the following candid video taken from the audience by a fan. The set up for that night was unusual. For some reason the venue had only 2 spotlights for 3 singers and as Quiana pointed out, 2 of them are black and without the light they disappear. So Clay introduces Quiana and walks away to sit down and listen to her sing, but the venue lighting person can't seem to understand that Clay doesn't want a light on him, he wants it on Quiana. Watch how he deals with it. This video shows Clay's truly generous character and his mischievous sense of humor. He can't resist teasing her by feeling her up a bit while she's sitting in his lap.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Clay Aiken Christmas Sampler

Clay's 4th annual Christmas Tour begins on Monday November 26th in Wichita Kansas. Each year Clay gives us a new and creative way to present the most beautiful songs of the season. In 2004 he incorporated his band with orchestra plus local Elementary and High School Choirs at each venue. My favorite songs from that year are:

Oh Holy Night

Silent Night

I'll Be Home For Christmas

Good News

The Joyful Noise Tour of 2005 was my favorite because it was a homespun and sweetly poignant play written by Clay. He invited local community theater groups to participate and he became the soundtrack, singing the songs that illustrate each vignette. If that weren't enough, he also embodied the Gaurdian Angel that watches over the life of a lonely older woman and the young boy next door that came to visit. Heck we even got snow!

Christmas Time

Celebrate Me Home

Mary Did You Know

Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem

In 2006 Clay kept it simple. Just a 42 piece orchestra, his voice and a lot of witty audience interaction. Clay Aiken the comedian combined with jaw dropping talent. What better way to say Merry Christmas and celebrate the birth of Christ?

My Grownup Christmas List

Sleigh Ride

O Come O Come Emmanuel

All Is Well

I can't wait to see what he has in store for us this year!


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sasha Cohen and Clay Aiken

Exclusive-behind-the-scenes video of Clay Aiken & Olympic skater Sasha Cohen taping their TV special from Brightcove TV.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Shae-Lynn Bourne Skates to Clay Aiken

I just love watching this performance over and over. Shae-Lynn is a total cutie and quite the flirt!

This is just the flirty parts :)


Sasha Cohen and Clay Aiken

See the Capitol One Holiday on Ice TV Special starring Clay Aiken and Sasha Cohen on NBC, Christmas Day.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Another Way to Support Unicef

Every time you start a conversation using i’m, Microsoft shares a portion of the program's advertising revenue with some of the world's most effective organizations dedicated to social causes. Choose the one that best addresses the issues you feel most passionate about. As you can see, these are groups you know and groups you know can get things done. Because this isn't only about good intentions, it's also about great results.

This is a wonderful new way to support the causes you believe in. Many of us use instant messengers to chat with each other but if we all used this one, every time we chat, it can help the causes we support. This IM program also let's you chat with your buddies on Yahoo! so if your friends are all on Yahoo! you can carry on without losing them from your buddy lists, even though you are using this program.

The charitable donations option is only available to those in the USA right now but they are working to add other countries asap. Those people that are not in the USA can also use Windows Live Messenger though, and when they chat with their American friends, they are helping to support their favorite cause by being in the network.


Saturday, October 27, 2007

Clay Aiken: Oh What a Night!

Clay looked very good last night and sounded even better. He's lost some weight since we saw him a few weeks ago and he's looking fine! We heard that he was suffering with Strep throat, though you wouldn't have known it to hear him.

The occasion was the Neil Sedaka Tribute and Gala at Lincoln Center in New York City. All proceeds go to The Elton John Aids Foundation. The Gala was a sell-out. Clay sang his hit version of Solitaire, written of course by Neil Sedaka 35 years ago. Clay's performance was much appreciated by all, judging from the huge ovation he received from not only the audience but from Mr. Sedaka and his entourage.

Clay, David Foster and Michael Dorf posed for a few pictures at rehearsal. Michael Dorf is the founder of the Knitting Factory, an influential music performance venue in New York City and he is currently one of the more important producers in New York City. He is responsible for producing a tribute series at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall to the songwriting legends of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Sedaka and Elton John. He also produces Jewish Music Festivals and other large scale programs.

This is Clay's performance of Solitaire from last night.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

One Year Old and All Is Well!

I started Chexxxy's Place one year ago. I didn't have a plan exactly. I just wanted to give the fans a place where they can talk about what THEY wanted to talk about and a place where the members won't need to be afraid to speak their truth.

Don't worry, I won't lapse into my version of the "I had a Dream" speech, but I did have a dream. I wanted to see if it was possible to have a message board that grew from nothing but what the members wanted. We started with one thread and I told the members that I wanted it to grow organically. State your wishes and we can make it so. Well, grow it did. We have many forums and cover many topics, some of them are topics that are not allowed at other boards.

I'm very happy with the way it has turned out. I'm even more proud of our members. The conversation runs from hilarious fun to serious and intelligent debate. There are no mods and we don't need any. A few members run and organize some special areas like the Beta Alpha project, we have few rules that I have very rarely needed to remind the members of:

1. Clay is the focus of this board and he is to be respected at all times, that includes his family, employees and friends.
2. Leave religion at the door. We have members of all faiths and intensities and this topic can be highly polarizing.
3. Leave your political views at the door. This topic can also become highly polarizing.
4. Do not assume that you know Clay's political leanings or his religious beliefs. Those are private and only he knows.
5. We take Clay at his word, he is the final authority on himself.

The general tone of the board is stated as follows:

This board is for fans, real ones that are interested in enjoying and supporting Clay. If a virtually unmoderated board that has few rules is what you are looking for, this is it. You won't be edited or publicly reprimanded. The admin won't tell you what to think or feel and won't tell you that Clay is off topic in any forum. This is a fanboard. Anyone who is not in it for love and support of Clay Aiken need not apply and won't stay long.

This is not a Yay Clay board though. By that I mean that you are not required to love everything or to kiss the ground he walks on but I expect opinions to be respectful of Clay and his fans.

We have had a few mis-steps in the beginning. One of them was a thread, called the Wall of Shame, that someone started in order to showcase and familiarize the members with the trolls, haters and other non-fans. There were pictures posted and comments were made. One unexpected result of that short lived thread was that some of the ones that were fingered as haters were cleared of the hater label because other members knew them and stood up to say that including that person was a mistake.

Within a week it was decided that it was a bad idea and it was deleted.

I usually stay out of the discussions unless it is a topic that I would like some feedback on, and it is usually board or blog related. The board belongs to the members as much as it does to me and that's worked very well so far.

We have 1158 members to date.

I've heard and read some rumors and harsh statements by both fans and haters. Of course the haters don't matter, but the harshest and the most creative critics turn out to be those people that have never been to the board but are quite happy to pass around gossip and rumor. Many of those critics and gossips have been invited to come and see for themselves but they assure me, and others, that they don't need to see the truth. Their minds are already made up.

It reminds me of the same dynamic as those fools that have assigned Clay with the character and identity that they prefer. The truth of Clay's own actions and words don't matter.

If you are curious and you are a fan, come check us out. Year 2 promises to be a blast!

Chexxxy's Place


Friday, October 19, 2007

Clay Aiken: Committed to the Cause

Are celebrities lending more than just their names to a cause, or is it all about the photo-op?

"Celebrities are like major recruiters to the humanitarian cause," said Prendergast. "They certainly increase the number of people and donors interested in the cause."

Lisa Szarkowski, who heads the ambassador program for Unicef agreed.

"Celebrities have the ear and attention of the public," said Szarkowski. "They tend to command more attention than talking heads from our organization."

Attention that leads to big bucks. Aiken asked fans to donate money to Unicef to help the children in Lebanon and raised more than $75,000 in 24 hours.

So getting involved in causes may help celebrities draw attention to a specific need in some other part of the world as well as get their names in the spotlight -- but just how involved are they?

How Do Celebrities Get Involved?

It's not easy to be selected as a Unicef ambassador. The group sets high standards for celebrities to live up to.

"In terms of becoming an ambassador, it's definitely a process," said Szarkowski. "We like to work with people who are committed to the cause and the mission and to align themselves with us for the long term."

Aiken made the cut when he was named a Unicef ambassador in 2004. The organization approached Aiken after hearing of his involvement with his own charity, the Bubel/Aiken foundation that helps young people with special needs.

Aiken said he felt obligated to help those in need.

"One of the most important responsibilities that you have if you're answering to the public is that you try to use that position in a way that serves the people you're trying to entertain," said Aiken. "I think you have a responsibility when you realize you have kids watching you. ... You can set an example to have kids doing drugs, or you can set an example to have kids helping their communities or their world."

Preparing for a Trip

Despite some common misconceptions, celebrity representatives don't just jet set off for a photo-op; they prepare for months before taking a trip.

"We prepare them pretty well," said Szarkowski. "People don't become ambassadors or supporters of ours unless they go through a process of learning about us and engaging with us."

Celebrities sit through classes to learn about Unicef and all the various issues that threaten children's survival around the world.

"We study as much as we possibly can before we go," said Aiken. "And I study after I go, because I want to be an expert on it. I think it's a disservice to the country you're going to and the children you're trying to help if you don't know what's going on and can't speak knowledgably about your experience."

Aiken said the preparation is necessary in order to meet with health ministers and other officials on these trips.

"It wouldn't behoove anyone if we just went in to take pictures and came back," said Aiken. "The goal of all these visits and the reason we sit through extremely long sessions sometimes is so when we come back we know what we're talking about."

What Really Happens on Field Visits

Aiken didn't know what to expect during his first visit to Uganda. He walked into the minimalist community center, where he expected nobody to know his name. Suddenly, he was greeted with bows from the crowd.

"When we walked in, they kept calling me your excellency," laughed Aiken. "I think both visits we've been on there have been misconceptions about how important I am."

All joking aside, no matter how famous -- or infamous -- a celebrity is, celebrity support is essential.

But with so many problem areas across the globe, how do celebrities decide which country they want to visit? For most, the decision is made based on where the greatest need is at that time.

"The celebrities we work with want to go where they can be most helpful," said Szarkowski. "We're fortunate to have that caliber of people who basically say to us, 'Tell me where you want me to go.'"

In her eight years at Unicef, she said she's never had a celebrity refuse to go where they were asked to go. And the places they're asked to go certainly don't come with luxe accommodations.

"It's usually a tent somewhere.That's our standard accommodation," said Szarkowski.

Aiken and others pay their own way when they travel on behalf of Unicef. However, once they reach their destination, they don't have the need for many expenses. Most nights they're sleeping in tents on the ground.

In addition to the bare bones travel accommodations, celebrities must cope with extremely dangerous situations. In order to avoid conflict, Prendergast said every minute detail of the trip must be mapped out.

"These trips have to be planned very well to ensure maximum impact and security," said Prendergast.

Security is something Paris Hilton has expressed concern about regarding her upcoming trip, which has some people questioning her motivations.

"I'm scared, yeah. I've heard it's really dangerous," she said. "I've never been on a trip like this before."

All Attention Is Good Attention

Hilton, who is not with Unicef, will be filming scenes for her new reality TV show while she's in Rwanda, which has left some questioning the genuineness of her visit. But not everyone is upset about celebrities like Hilton lending their name to causes without much further involvement, if that is so in her case.

Aiken cautions, a focus on one organization or charity is important to the public.

"I get requests from every organization to come and do this or that," said Aiken. "It's not that I don't have a passion for kids with cancer, because I do. I feel like you can dilute your message if you talk about too many things."

While it remains to be seen how involved Hilton will be with her organization of choice, one celebrity who no doubt has stolen the humanitarian aid spotlight is in it for all the right reasons, according to Aiken.

"I look to Angelina Jolie as a prime example of someone who is doing an amazing job," said Aiken. "She really has a passion and she goes in and makes a point to educate herself about what's going on and that's the only way to do it."

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

All Hail Sir Robin!

January 18 - May 4, 2008 on Broadway

Clay Aiken, who became a music superstar following his success on the American Idol television series, will join the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Monty Python's SPAMALOT, making his Broadway debut in the role of Sir Robin, at the Shubert Theatre, New York, from January 18 to May 4, 2008.

Tickets are available online now at
or by calling (212) 239-6200 and (800) 432-7250.

Directed by Mike Nichols, who won his eighth Tony Award for his direction of the new musical, Monty Python's SPAMALOT has a book by Eric Idle, "lovingly ripped-off" from the screenplay of the Pythons' best- loved film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. The music is by Eric Idle and John DuPrez.

Clay Aiken, who has sold more than 6 million albums; co-authored a best-selling book; and, played six sold-out concert tours, said:

"I really couldn't have asked for a more wonderful group of people to work with. Let's not lie, the chance to work with legendary creative minds like Mike Nichols and Eric Idle is, on its own, a reason to jump at this opportunity. But, that's not all. The producers and creative folks I have had the chance to meet and work with so far have been unbelievably welcoming and wonderful. They've really made me feel at home already, and I haven't even started yet!"

Director Mike Nichols said:

"Clay Aiken is amazing beyond that glorious voice. Turns out he is an excellent comic actor and a master of character. People will be surprised by his wide ranging talent, since the first impression is of great country charm and a singer to remember. This guy is not only a star, he is a lot more. We are lucky to get him for SPAMALOT."

SPAMALOT author and original Python, Eric Idle, commented:

"This is great news. I have been a Clay Aiken fan ever since I took my daughter to see him live on the second season of American Idol and she held up a big sign of his name. Maybe now it should read 'American Idle.'"


Saturday, October 13, 2007

Clay Aiken and Hate Crimes

First of all. the recant was so boring that it attracted tens of thousands of visits from all over the world. You may find it boring, anonymous, but many people, including media, were fascinated.

Secondly, you assume that I am a right wing conservative. This is the misconception that I want to address, not just for myself but to open the discussion for Clay's fans in general.

" He's probably more right wing conservative than you!" You've got that right, anonymous. My particular politics are probably as far as you can get from his.

I live in a place where being gay is no more interesting than having red hair or being born in China. This is a gay marriage destination, and I voted for it, despite the fact that I am not gay and it doesn't directly affect me or my family. The day it was passed into law in 2004 was a proud day for me because it advanced one of the human rights causes that I believe in. Every person has the right to life, freedom and the pursuit of happiness.

I am not religious at all. I may or may not follow Christian tenets. I wouldn't know because it doesn't interest me. I do however believe that everyone has the right to their beliefs and to express them when and how they choose. I feel honored to be allowed to observe, and I feel moved when Clay "talks to his God" in song. I don't feel pressured to follow him in his faith or to protest when he does, because I'm comfortable with who I am and I can admire Clay for being the man he is. Sometimes I even envy him for the obvious joy it brings him, but not enough, apparently, because I haven't joined the flock as of yet.

Some people think that if you hate what a gay man is doing that it means you hate gays. How narrow minded is that! Hate the action, not the man,. Isn't that how it should be? I am not homophobic but I do believe that many gay people are. They are incredibly cruel and they mock people, straight and gay, for the very things that they themselves are. Any gay man that mocks a man for having some effeminate mannerisms or for having a loose jointed walk or for his infectious giggle is a homophobe in my eyes. Anyone that attacks or ridicules a man because they perceive him to possibly be gay is a homophobe. A pink shirt is just a pink shirt, no matter who is wearing it. A man's sexuality is defined by who he is attracted to sexually, not by his clothes or his personality, and only he knows the answer to that. Whether he shares that bit of personal information or not isn't my business, but he does get to self identify and anyone that chooses to dispute that is an idiot.

Persecution of anyone is wrong and this is the basis for my defense of Clay Aiken and anyone else that is the victim of what I consider to be a hate crime. I'm looking at you John Paulus and you Perez Hilton and assholes like Kathy Griffin that make a living out of hate and ridicule.

Clay's fans widely vary in age, race, religion and politics. Why not share your beliefs and define who you are, rather than letting others define you.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Why Doesn't Clay Aiken Sue?

Some people have said that they believe the defamatory stories that the tabloids and gossip bloggers have published about Clay Aiken. They say that if these stories weren't true that he would sue them. This is a false assumption because the First Amendment protects tabloids and gossips from legal responsibility in America. The onus is on the victim to prove that the allegation is false and also to prove MALICE.

Celebrities have successfully sued for libel and defamation in the UK where the laws put the responsibility on the defendant [i.e.tabloids] to provide their sources and to prove the truth of their claim. The victim is presumed innocent. The First Amendment needs to be re-written to protect the victims in the USA.

The law does not protect Clay or anyone else in the public eye from outright lies and character assassination. All they need is a source, any source, including fame seekers, stalkers, anonymous tipsters, tabloids and rumor mills.

Take the following attempt to sue Perez Hilton for publishing defamatory statements about Samantha Ronson as an example.

Perez Hilton aka Mario Lavandeira published a report claiming Lindsay Lohan's friend, Samantha Ronson, planted cocaine found in the actress's car after a crash.

Samantha Ronson sued Perez Hilton for defamation after he repeated a report that first appeared on the Web site

"I am not now and have never been a drug user," Ronson stated in a supplemental declaration filed with the court on Monday. "I have never handled or touched cocaine. I did not ever place any cocaine at any place at any time."

According to the lawsuit, both postings defamed Ronson by stating she planted drugs that were found in Lohan's car after it crashed into a tree in Beverly Hills on May 26 and that she set up her friend to be photographed while under the influence of alcohol.

Hilton's attorney, Bryan J. Freedman, said his client made sure the information was "accurate and trustworthy" before he published his report.

"He stands by his actions as being legal and proper and believes that the First Amendment protects him," Freedman said.

Ronson must prove that even if the report was erroneous, Hilton acted maliciously

"The judge at this point found that they didn't provide any evidence of malice"

"If Ms. Ronson is attempting to get some sort of relief in court and to show that Mario Lavandeira had any malice, I think she's going to a hardware store for milk. It's just not going to happen," Freedman said.

No doubt that Clay Aiken and his attorneys understand that he could not win a similar suit because of the inadequate protection provided by the law. He would only bring more attention to the lurid allegations and waste a lot of money on court costs.

If Oprah Winfrey and other stars who are far wealthier and more influential than Clay Aiken can't, and don't, sue for these tabloid lies then why would anyone not understand the futility of such a lawsuit?


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Clay Aiken: An Excellent Example

Fresh Bread Weblog featured Clay Aiken again today.

Monday, I featured Clay Aiken on my "Fresh Bread" blog. Today, I bring him into focus one more time. Not because he is a product of my "hero worship." Only Jesus fills that bill for me. However, I discovered on Monday that Clay has even more fans than I realized. He also has more harsh detractors.

So, today...I give honor where honor is due to one I consider a brother in Christ. I believe Clay is actively pursuing the passion of his heart and consciously demonstrating his bring healing to special needs children. Something he began BEFORE he became famous.

Who is my family? As Jesus said, "He who seeks to DO the will of My Father."

The video montage pictures Clay's heart. The music is one of my favorite songs, "The Prayer" by Josh Groban and Charlotte Church:

Saturday, October 06, 2007

John Paulus Said “It Was All A Hoax”

March 2 2007, John Paulus Admits He Was Hired To Lie About Clay Aiken!

On Sept 28 2007, Paulus admitted that he had not spoken to the real Clay Aiken. He was fooled by an impostor and blogged about the fact that all of his saved Instant Messenger transcripts were with a Fake Clay.

And then, just last week he LIED to the National Enquirer, telling Mr. Butterfield that he never confessed.