Entries in Kelly Clarkson (13)


Kelly Clarkson Defends Pink: ‘We’re All Human. Relax.’

Neil Lupin/Redferns via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Kelly Clarkson is standing by her friend Pink after the latter was forced to cancel a show in England because of illness and was unable to reschedule it.

Reacting to fans who complained about Pink scrapping the show in Birmingham, England, last month on doctor’s orders, Clarkson sent out a message of solidarity to her friend via WhoSay: “How dare you only work 364 days this year. I can’t believe you got sick. That never happens to anyone. ...ever. You’re so lazy.”

Clarkson, 31, added the super-long hashtag: “Name one person that has her schedule, sings while flying and is a mom.”

The American Idol star continued, “Seriously people. Tired of seeing everyone giving her crap. We’re all human. Relax.”

Not that Pink takes much from anyone, the 33-year-old singer defended her decision last week in a long message to fans that was both apologetic and irate:

“The next time I schedule dates- ill [sic] have to say to myself–’if, God forbid I have to cancel one show, those fans will turn on me like rabid dogs and question the moral fabric of my character.’ For the loyal and understanding fans–I am so so sorry if I’ve hurt you in any way. For the rest of you–Kindly kiss my entire almost back to healthy a**.”

Pink told fans she was suffering from an ear and respiratory infection, as well as rotavirus, a condition that most frequently affects young children and causes fever, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.

The two singers have been vocal about their support for each other in the past. When Clarkson won a Grammy earlier this year, Pink tweeted, “Congrats to Kelly Clarkson for the award and that loveable speech.

Clarkson back tweeted to Pink, “this just made my night! I love you!”

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Kelly Clarkson Slams British Magazine for Misquoting Her

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The British press is notorious for taking things out of context or fabricating celebrity quotes, and now one celebrity is calling them out on it.  Kelly Clarkson has posted a tirade online about how one particular publication has "twisted" her comments and made her sound "obnoxious and arrogant."

Kelly posted a photo of the offending publication's cover, which features a picture of her accompanied by the quote, "No one on the planet should be as famous as me."  In her post, Kelly writes, "Um, so a UK Magazine called the Mirror, Sunday Celebs edition, just put out an article on me and just to clear up the absolutely wrong so called quotes from me, I [never said] 'no one should be as famous as me.'"

She goes on to explain, "I said in the interview, when asked about fame, that I have no desire to be as famous as Britney or Madonna. I said that kind of fame was too much for any person and that I have experienced a portion of what they deal with and that I didn't handle that well and I'm happy where I'm at in my career."

Evidently that same article also claimed that Kelly suffered from anorexia, to which Kelly responded in her posting, "I have never had anorexia."

The singer concluded by saying, "Side note, I love when people take what you say and twist it to make you sound obnoxious and arrogant ....nice job Mirror."

Fellow American Idol champ Jordin Sparks hailed Kelly's comments, tweeting to her, "tell em girl!!!!"  Kelly responded, "I just can't stand when people do stuff like that. It drives me bananas. By the way, I just saw Sparkle. Great job!! Loved it!"

Jordin replied, "I hate it too! And thank you so much!! You slayed at the AMAs...I sang along to every word! :D."

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Kelly Clarkson’s Weight Loss Still Touchy Subject for Pop Sensation

(NEW YORK) -- Kelly Clarkson has never been “Stronger.”

The 30-year-old pop singer is this summer’s favorite magazine cover girl, sporting a new sleek, toned figure after reportedly dropping 30 pounds. But weight, something Clarkson has struggled with for years, remains a touchy subject for the pop star.

“I don’t like talking about it so much because I think people put so much emphasis on it and lose the fact that what I do is music,” Clarkson told “Nightline.” “I sound the same regardless if I’m 20 pounds heavier or 20 pounds light, and I think that’s the key thing with my fans and why they continue to be loyal because I’m that type of person.”

Clarkson’s motivation for slimming down, she said, came after her boyfriend “kept complaining” about his trainer’s tough workouts so she decided to give it a try — the singer is dating 35-year-old talent manager Brandon Blackstock, who is the son of her manager, Narvel Blackstock, and the stepson of country legend Reba McIntire.

“I went because I wanted to, that was my thing,” Clarkson said. “And she killed me.”

The two-time Grammy winner is still reveling in the smashing success of her most recent empowerment single, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” and is a mentor on ABC’s new competitive singing show, “Duets.” But since being crowned the first “American Idol” winner 10 years ago, Clarkson’s fluctuating weight has continued to be a topic of tabloid conversation.

“Everybody talks about weight, whether I’m skinny or bigger, they always talk about it,” she said. “I’m already up on a pedestal. People already look at everything I do.”

And Clarkson is not the only “Idol” contestant to publicly battle the waistline bulge during the show’s reign. Last year’s runner-up Lauren Alaina, 16, reportedly shed 25 pounds in her five months on the show. Breakout “Idol” stars Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks have also had stunning weight-loss transformations.

In an April interview with “Nightline,” country sensation Carrie Underwood, whose career was also launched on “Idol,” opened up about her struggles with keeping a trim figure. While on “Idol,” Underwood said she was “gently” told that she needed to lose weight.

“I was heavier than I ever had been,” the 29-year-old singer said. “But they lock you in a room all day. You’re waiting around for your rehearsals, you can’t go anywhere, you can’t do anything, you’re waiting because you don’t know when you’re going to be up, and there’s food there.”

After “Idol,” Underwood became a vegan and said she “immediately slimmed down” after giving up meat. She also brings her personal trainer on tour with her.

“When I’m on the road, [exercise] is part of my daily life,” Underwood said. “I do my own hair and make-up on tour, so I feel like I … deserve to have someone motivating me, helping me be the best that I can be physically so I can get through the rigorous tour.”

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'Duets' Judge John Legend Says Some Singing Competition Judges 'Aren’t Really Singers'

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) -- With yet another talent show featuring singers about to debut, the battle of the judges is heating up. ABC’s series, Duets, debuts Thursday May 24, and one of its judges, John Legend, is not holding back with his thoughts on the competition.

When E! asked Legend for his thoughts on Britney Spears and Demi Lovato being drafted as judges for the next season of The X Factor, Legend replied, “It should be very interesting...It’s interesting when people, you know, are judging singing competitions when they aren’t really singers.”

Legend's fellow Duets judges Kelly Clarkson and Robin Thicke were more tactful with their responses.  Clarkson told E!, “I’m excited for both of them. I’m a big fan of both of them. Both of those girls are super sweet."

Thicke added his two cents, telling E!, " ... Everything Britney does, she excels at. Demi is a lovely young lady, and I'm sure they'll do nothing but make the show a lot more fun to watch."

Duets will pair its star judges with contestants for, you guessed it, duets.

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After Viral Video, Kelly Clarkson Sends Message to Children's Hospital -- A video featuring young cancer patients and staff at Seattle Children's Hospital lip-synching to Kelly Clarkson's hit "Stronger" has become an online sensation, attracting over half a million views in five days.  Kelly raved about it on Twitter and posted a link, and now she's also sent a personal video message to the hospital thanking them for a great job.

A new video posted Wednesday by the hospital shows the patients and staff watching the video message from Kelly on a laptop.  "That was so amazing," Kelly says. "It made my day, I know it's making everybody else's day online.  Everybody's been watching it and everybody's been talking about it and it's so beautiful and it's so meaningful."

Kelly adds, "I just can't wait to meet you. I think that was the coolest thing to be able to watch. And I'm not gonna cry 'cause I gotta go perform right now, but it was just so beautiful, so thank you so much!"

The rest of the video shows the kids and staff reacting to Kelly's message: one talks about how much she loves "Stronger," while another wants Kelly to do a concert for them.


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Kelly Clarkson Says She ‘Sucks’ at Acting, Has Dream Role in Mind

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Kelly Clarkson may have gotten her start on TV, but landing a gig acting on a TV show isn’t one of her goals.  However, she told ABC News Radio that she would just love to guest star on her current favorite show, NBC’s Parks & Recreation.

“Oh my God, I want to either play a bad actress — ’cause I am horrible at it — or I just wanna do something really funny or outrageous,” Clarkson said about her dream TV guest role.  “I think if I had to do, like, a really ridiculous character, I’d be better at it.  It’d make me more comfortable. Playing a straight man — that’s not my thing.”

Over the years, Clarkson has appeared on a few TV shows but said she doesn’t do it to get her foot in the door as an actress. “The only shows you’ll see me on are shows I like, and I just want to hang out with the cast,” she said. “It has nothing to do with me wanting to be an actress. I suck at acting!”

Clarkson appeared on Reba, which starred her good friend Reba McEntire, and American Dreams, which had a plot that revolved around Dick Clark’s old show American Bandstand.  ”I loved [it], I wanted to play Brenda Lee,” she said.  “You know, if it’s something that I’m really into, then I’ll do it, but other than that, I’m not gonna sign up to act!”

Kelly may still be scarred from her first acting experience: the universally-panned film From Justin to Kelly, which she and American Idol season one runner-up Justin Guarini were contractually obligated to make.

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Kelly Clarkson Reportedly Dating Reba’s Stepson

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Rumors have been flying about Kelly Clarkson’s love life ever since she told a Canadian radio station earlier this month that she had a boyfriend. The rumor was that the lucky guy is Blake Shelton’s manager, Brandon Blackstock, the son of Clarkson’s manager, Narvel Blackstock.

Now, sources tell Us Weekly that it’s true, and Blackstock and Clarkson are, in fact, dating. Narvel Blackstock is married to Reba McEntire, which makes Brandon Reba McEntire’s stepson.

An insider tells the magazine, “Before Brandon, Kelly had a really tough time with love. He’s just what she needed.”

Clarkson’s record label did not respond to ABC News Radio’s request for comment about the relationship.

Sharp-eyed fans may have noticed that Clarkson and Blackstock have been seen exchanging somewhat flirty tweets with one another over the past few months.

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Snoop Dogg Endorsing Ron Paul?

Maury Phillips/W​ireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Did Snoop Dogg, born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, endorse GOP candidate Ron Paul for president?

Well, sort of. The rapper posted a photo of Paul on his Facebook page Sunday with the headline “Smoke Weed Everyday.” The caption of the photo reads a simple, “Because I said so.” Broadus, an outspoken marijuana enthusiast, is no stranger to drug-related charges. His most recent arrest for alleged possession occurred in January in Sierra Bianca, Texas.

One user commented: “Thank you Snoop!!!! We need more people like you to stand up for freedom.”

“Substance,” interjected another. “What Ron Paul speaks and Snoop Dog smokes!!! Ron Paul/Snoop Dog in 2012!”

Snoop Dogg’s quasi-endorsement of Paul is presumably because of the candidate’s maverick stance on marijuana and drug policy. During his years in the House of Representatives, Texan Paul has co-authored and signed multiple marijuana-friendly bills that pushed the drug’s decriminalization.

The GOP candidate was a co-sponsor of the States’ Right to Medical Marijuana Act and supported the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2008. In June 2011, Paul paired up with Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., in June to support the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, which would allow states to delegate their own laws regarding the drug.

The rapper isn’t the only celebrity to voice his support for Paul. The presidential hopeful has also received endorsements from Kelly Clarkson, Vince Vaughn and Barry Manilow.

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Taylor Swift & Kelly Clarkson Announced as Grammy Performers

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson are among the first performers announced for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards telecast.  Taylor Swift is an old hand at the Grammys by now, and goes into the February ceremony with three nominations: Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song, both for "Mean," and Best Country Album for Speak Now.  As for Kelly Clarkson, who's got two Grammys on her mantel, she's nominated in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category for Don't You Wanna Stay, her duet with country star Jason Aldean.

The Grammys take place Sunday, Feb. 12 live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, broadcast on CBS.

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Sugarland, Kelly Clarkson, Alan Jackson Join CMA Music Festival

Digital Vision/Photodisc(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Sugarland has been added to the CMA Music Festival's nightly concerts on June 10 in Nashville.

Two special guests have been announced for June 9, as well. Kelly Clarkson will join Jason Aldean to sing their number one hit "Don't You Wanna Stay," and Alan Jackson will take the stage with Zac Brown Band that night to perform "As She's Walking Away."

Single night tickets for the CMA Music Festival are on sale through Ticketmaster.

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