Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Clay Aiken #1 Man at Lycos

Stage door photo by Dancerdad

Celebrations in Shubert Alley

Clay Preserves Lycos Record

Clay Aiken is the most popular man on the planet and not just to his fans. According to a Lycos press release Tuesday, the singer was the most searched-man for 2008, a record he has held for three consecutive years.

Lycos, a leading provider of social publishing, media and search services, Tuesday announced its 9th annual list of top 50 search terms for the year 2008, based on the Lycos 50, a weekly list of the most popular people, places, and things Lycos users search for every day.

For the third year running, Poker draws the top spot, generating more search activity with Lycos users in 2008 than any other search term. The continued success of the World Poker Tour and year-round televised celebrity poker tournaments pushed online interest in Poker slightly ahead of Paris Hilton, generating only five percent more search activity than the celebrity heiress. [snip]

However, when it comes to leading men online, film stars can't compare to singer Clay Aiken who takes home top honors as the most-searched man in 2008 for the 3rd consecutive year, driven by headlines of Aiken coming out publicly about his sexuality, and being a new Dad.

The Lycos 50 Top 10 Search Terms for 2008

1. Poker
2. Paris Hilton
3. YouTube
4. Golf
5. Sarah Palin
6. Britney Spears
7. Clay Aiken
8. Pamela Anderson
9. Facebook
10. Holly Madison

Among the other headliners are the U.S. economic crisis, which surpassed the presidential election as the most searched news event of 2008; 'The Dark Knight' as top film search, and the Jonas Brothers as the hottest band with web users.

Lycos 50 for the most popular women, men, news stories, films, fads, television shows, bands, sports stars, and blog sites. Some will surprise you.

'Clay Aiken, Celebrate' by SueReu

Montage Spotlights Stage Door

Clay Aiken fans know that Shubert Alley is the place to be following almost all Spamalot performances, the few exceptions being “gale force winds” and the singer’s rare under-the-weather occasions.

In the “Celebrate Me Home” montage above, SueReu incorporates several favorite video and photo moments from recent stage door gatherings.

The montage can be viewed on You Tube or downloaded with this Sendspace.

PHOTO INTERLUDE: This clickable interlude incorporates graphics and photos from Shubert Alley stage door, Spamalot, and October's TBAF Gala. They include Amazing_CA, photos by Butterflyshine, 1; ACA, photos by PermaSwooned, 2; ACA, photo by Cloopy, 3; ACA, photo by toni7babe, 4; and Fountaindawg, collage of color enhancements by Hosaa, 5.

The colorful comic book collage is included in
Year at a Glance 2008 at the Clay Aiken Kids site. Fountaindawg warns you may need to bring sunshades.

Kai Greets Holiday Season

Grandson Kai has welcomed the colorful holiday season with open arms.

Sunday while his mother was buying groceries, he and his grandfather were male bonding and watching football. With Poppy's attention momentarily diverted by a telephone call, Kai drug a chair closer to the sparkling Christmas tree, supposedly safely ensconced on a chest of drawers, and promptly pulled the whole thing down on his head.

Of course, this little maneuver immediately got his grandfather's attention, and the tree was soon righted. Meanwhile, Kai began examining the pretty Christmas balls on the floor. Thinking they would bounce like other balls, he tossed them onto the kitchen floor.

Poppy had a big mess to clean up, but Kai was quite proud of his afternoon adventure.

Depending on your browser, there is a holiday card above. If you are a member of Clayonline, share or send this card at this link: Merry Christmas with Love.

Have a wonderful holiday season, Clay Nation!


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SueReu said...

YOU GO KAI!!!! that'll teach poppy (hee hee) I love reading about Kai, what a sweetie!!!

oh yeah, and I love that Clay Aiken guy too - great pictures and YAY for Lycos!!!

Thank you for posting my video - I love that song (and in my perfect world Clay would record it)

Have a wonderful rest of your week!!!!

Ashes said...

Every little boy has to knock down the Christmas tree, it's a tradition! Oops for the 'balls' that didn't bounce though.
Kai is so sweet and so is Clay.
Merry Christmas..with Love of course :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for another wonderful blog. Love the music :)

Musicfan said...

Your blogs always make me happy. I love that we get to read about many fun things. And I never tire of reading and hearing about Clay. Thanks for the time you take to bring us so much news and fun.

Anonymous said...

LOL! Now THAT is a Christmas memory!! Congratulations to Clay on the Lycos results!

Anonymous said...

I love that of the top ten searches on Lycos not only is CLAY there but he's the only MAN listed!!! Here's to a happy new year!

Truth Rules said...

One year I put my tree in the playpen and left my son to crawl on the floor.

Love reading your blogs and I love that Clay Aiken guy too.

Sandy said...

Ha, ha! Loved the story of Kai and the Christmas tree. Sure to be a classic tale for years to come!

I went to dinner with my good friend and travelling companion Anita last night and we reminisced about the stage door rendevous we had during one of our trips to NYC! Loved Sue Rue's montage of "Celebrate Me Home"...the memories are etched in my heart forever. Anita and I commented how much we miss Clay doing a concert this Christmas and hearing his voice only reinforces this!

Connor had his first real hockey game yesterday and scored his first goal and got his first assist and yay they also won the game. Grandma and Papa had to get up at 5 A.M. on a Saturday morning to be at the rink for 6:30 A.M. What we don't do for our grandchildren!

Have a great week!

Sandy :)