Tuesday, November 21, 2006
It's a fight between Clay Aiken and Kelly Ripa!
"American Idol" finalist Clay Aiken angered Kelly Ripa while co-hosting "Live with Regis and Kelly" on Friday, when he covered her mouth with his hands to stop her from speaking.
Problems began after a video clip was shown of Ripa impersonating Aiken on Halloween several years ago.
According to entertainment news website TMZ.com, Ripa claims Aiken became hostile toward her and says he wasn't "respectful in any way."
Tensions remained high throughout the taping of the show, culminating with Aiken putting his hands over her mouth to try and keep her from talking while interviewing "Dancing with the Stars" winners Cheryl Burke and Emmitt Smith.
Ripa slammed Aiken at the time saying, "Oh, that's a no-no .... I don't know where your hands have been!"
Ripa's co-host Regis Philbin was shocked by the controversy adding, "In my wildest dreams would I ever think that one day you would have a feud with Clay Aiken!"