publication date: Sunday, June 29, 2003 (part of Round XX)
clue: A game like this can't be won by popular vote, and that's no idle threat.
explanation: Clarkson was the first winner of the TV show "American Idol" (referenced in the clue as "idle"), a show where the winner is decided by popular vote. Her first single was "A Moment Like This." more…
solved by: Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Lori Lancaster, Aaron Fischer, Wendy Hampson, Christine Marie Doiron, Nadine Russell, Anthony Lewis, Kelly Stokes, Jeff Flom, Dave Stoppenhagen, D. R., Angela Lathem-Ballard, Jason Charles Butterhoff, Mario Di Carlo, Ryan Moore, and Maurice Jones
trivia: This goo was created shortly after the first season of "American Idol" ended, but by then Clarkson's star was already starting to fade. Scott took advantage of Clarkson's first starring role in a feature film, "From Justin to Kelly," to put up the goo.