Clay Aiken Came Out For $500,000

October 1, 2008 By:
Clay Aiken Came Out For $500,000

Would you believe that People magazine actually paid $500,000 for the rights to publish the first pictures of singer Clay Aiken and his son Parker?

Those editors must have thought they scored a major gossip scoop when they revealed the worst kept secret in Hollywood...that Clay Aiken is gay.

It turns out that OK! magazine was originally in negotiations for the very same article, but eventually backed down.

"We did bid on the Clay story but thought it was just all right, not phenomenal. We were in the running, but then Kent Brownridge (editorial director) passed," a source for the magazine said. It was probably a smart call on their part.