The Modesto Bee reports on one of the more interesting personal-interest stories from this edition of Fox's American Idol. Bee staff srtist Laurie McAdam drew two images of Clay on an Idol fansite that have become well-known among Clay's fans; as a result, she ultimately ended up attending an Idol taping with his mother, Faye Parker, and then had dinner with Clay and his mother after the show.

Who says that reality TV contestants don't pay attention to message board postings?