Clay Aiken says graduating was the best

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- "American Idol" second-place winner Clay Aiken has enjoyed a stellar year, but he says graduating from his North Carolina college was the best of all.

Studdard's 'Soulful' claims No. 1 spot

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard claims the top spot this week on The Billboard 200 chart with his debut, "Soulful," Billboard reports.

'Idol' bosses tighten reins on photogs

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Filming is under way for the "American Idol" Christmas special at a Pasadena, Calif., theater and producers are making it a bit warm for photographers.

Performers added to American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Pink, Evanescence, Sean Paul, 3 Doors Down and Rod Stewart have been added to the line-up of the American Music Awards.

Clay Aiken 'can really sell you a song'

Clay Aiken is one Idol who hasn't been idle.
GARY GRAFF, United Press International

American Idol to do Christmas special

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The Fox network's "American Idol" will broadcast a Christmas special next month, the network announced Monday.

More singers added to AMA show

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock, Ricky Martin, OutKast, Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken will appear on ABC's "American Music Awards" Nov. 16.

Aiken says RCA doesn't get 'uncool'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Clay Aiken, who came in second's on Fox's first "American Idol" but got a record deal nonetheless, said some at RCA don't like him or his music.

La Guardia screener fired over autograph

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A La Guardia Airport security screener was fired for seeking an autograph from "American Idol" singer Ruben Studdard.

Airport screener loses job over autograph

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- A New York City airport screener has lost his job over an autograph from Fox's "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard.

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Friends fill in for Vandross in video ... CBS: Hint of Lynch movie 'over the line' ... Hanks to play 'Good Time Charlie' ... Romano-less Ray show possible ... Matt LeBlanc spinoff considered

Friends fill in for Vandross in video

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- Famous friends are starring in a music video of Luther Vandross' hit single "Dance With My Father" while he is hospitalized from a stroke.

American Idols winners hit the airwaves

The second season is in the history books, but the "American Idol" crew is anything but idle these days.
GARY GRAFF, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Peter Frampton's first studio album in nine years will be released Aug. 26 on Framptone Records/33rd Street Records.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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