And now out-and-proud American Idol alum Clay Aiken is joining the illustrious ranks of other THS subjects like, um, Loni Anderson, Ty Pennington, Tara Reid, Andy Dick, the Barbi Twins, Corey Feldman, Joe Piscopo, Pia Zadora, Jim "Ernest" Varney, and Herve "Tattoo" Villechaize.
Yes, people...Clay's getting his own made-for-E! TV doc, premiering Friday, December 12 at 9pm!
According to the salivatingly received (by me, at least) E! press release, self-declared "number-one fan" Kathy Griffin will get some screen time on the special, as will Idol also-ran Rickey Smith (remember--the guy who wore the Afro wig on '70s Night?), a guy who once directed Clay in regional theater back in the day, and the president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLADD).
But I for one am even more GLADD that the episode will feature an interview with John Paulus (the former Green Beret soldier who infamously claimed he had a one-night stand with Clay in 2006), as well as archival footage of Clay performing as a wedding singer and in a local production of the musical Oklahoma!
E!'s press release doesn't make it clear if Clay himself is interviewed on the show, or if this production has his blessing...but no matter what, I just know this going to be a fantastic THS. Even better than Corey Feldman's, I bet!
Now please excuse me while I go program my DVR...