Today is the day! Today we find out who will be named the new Celebrity Apprentice. I don’t know about you, but I am so excited and happy that Clay Aiken is a finalist and has a great chance to win. Clay deserves to win and I refuse to think any other way.
Luckily I will be at the show tonight, ready to cheer Clay and enjoy seeing the confetti moment in person. And,of course, I will report what I can about what we saw at the taping.
I read an interesting article at the HuffPost – Gay Voices. Written by Michelangelo Signorile, the articles discusses Clay’s involvement with Celebrity Apprentice, North Carolina’s Amendment One and many more topics.
A few days before his face-off with Arsenio Hall on the finale of Donald Trump’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” (Sunday night on NBC), Clay Aiken was confident and comfortable.
“I hope I’ll win,” said the openly gay singer and actor who shot to stardom as a contestant and first runner up on “American Idol” almost ten years ago. “We have different styles. [Arsenio Hall is] a little more laid back. I’m a little more hands-on. I think the effects of my efforts were superior. I think we’ll see on Sunday when Mr. Trump makes his decision.”
When talking about Clay’s role as a gay activist, Signorile says:
Aiken also weighed in on his new-found role as a gay activist, taking on North Carolina’s antigay Amendment One and appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation” opposite the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins last week, an experience he laughingly still can’t believe happened.
“Wasn’t that crazy?” he asked, beaming with a smile, in an interview on my SiriusXM radio program. “So it did happen, you’re saying? Because I was thinking it was all a dream.”
The article also discusses Clay’s decisions about coming out to the public and his sense of responsibility to support young people. Clay said:
“Making sure that people don’t have the same type of struggle that I did. I’ve realized now if I can be a a part of making it easier for a kid to be able to be comfortable with himself, then I have a responsibility to do it.”
Be sure and read the entire article. It is very interesting. You can read it at HUFF
The following are some screen-caps from the Wendy Williams Show. Thank you to the ladies at CV and CB for providing them.