A group of New Jersey high schoolers got a glimpse of another side of show business when invited to sing with Clay Aiken.
But, by night's end, the group had been bullied and berated and were even stiffed for their services, the Philadelphia Inquirer said.
"They got a bigger picture of the music industry," Superintendent Mike Toscano said. "They got their eyes opened. They got a taste of real-life show business maybe they didn't have before."