noah | February 12, 2008 4:55 am

Clay Aiken invites Simon Cowell to kiss his butt the next time the salty Brit dismisses a hopeful as being “too Broadway,” since so many former American Idol finalists have gone on to Great White Way careers that have been much more challenging–and rewarding–than serving as cogs in the Clive Davis/Simon Fuller machine. Which is, y’know, kind of a valid point. Also: Please note that Aiken actually said “butt,” and not “ass,” so as not to offend the Claymates’ oh-so-delicate ears. []