“Drop Dead Diva” in a mere three seasons has become a guest star mecca, mostly of the gay-friendly variety. Liza Minnelli. Paula Abdul. Rosie O’Donnell. Tim Gunn. Wendy Williams. Kathy Griffin is coming up soon.
In an upcoming July 24th episode featuring a lesbian high school couple fighting to be part of a high school prom, the Lifetime show throws in its first former “American Idol” contestants: Clay Aiken.
Aiken did a spot on “Scrubs” a few years back but hasn’t done too much acting over the years. In this case, he plays a marketing executive who marries a mail-order bride. He is a witness in a case involving one of the recurrent characters on the show. There is no singing. I just screened it. He did a perfectly fine job.
Deliberately, the producers (including a fellow Class of 1991 Princetonian Josh Berman) added other well-known openly gay actors. Wanda Sykes is hilarious as a sardonic judge. Lance Bass plays a commercial director. Amanda Bearse (”Married…With