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Wednesday
May082013

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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Monday
Aug272012

Pink Reveals She Overdosed in 1995

VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Pink’s been a star since the year 2000, but if things had gone a bit differently, she may not have even lived to see the turn of the millennium.

In the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, Pink is asked why she wanted to play a sex addict in the upcoming movie Thanks for Sharing.  She replies, “Because I understand addiction.  I was a hardcore partyer from 12 to 15.”

She goes on to say how she was “on all the club drugs,” and “selling Ecstasy and crystal meth and Special K.”

Finally, though, she got a major wake-up call that made her change her life.

“I overdosed in ’95,” she tells EW.  “And then I never took drugs again, ever.”

Now Pink says she sticks to safer addictions, like shoes, and buying clothes for her daughter, Willow. 

“I’m in so much trouble with [my husband] Carey for the s**t I buy for her,” she tells EW.  “Because a one-year-old shouldn’t have Diesel jeans.  But it tends to slip my mind when I see them because they’re so cute.”

Pink says she’ll stop buying Willow designer clothes when “she’s old enough to know they’re Diesel jeans.”  But until then, she laughs, “She’s going to look f**kin’ awesome.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Aug232012

Pink's First Movie Will Debut at Toronto Film Festival

VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Pink's new album The Truth About Love will hit stores Sept. 18, but some fans will get to see her very first movie 10 days before that.  The movie, Thanks for Sharing, will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 8.

The movie, in which Pink is billed under her birth name, Alecia Moore, is described as a "comedy drama" about a group of people who join a support group for sex addicts.  Pink plays Dede, one of those sex addicts, who starts a relationship with Neil, another member of the group, played by Josh Gad.  The movie also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo and Tim Robbins.  The festival's programmer describes Pink's performance as "charming."

Earlier this year, Pink told Cosmopolitan magazine that while making the movie, she was intimidated by Gwyneth Paltrow on set, but was able to get through her big movie debut because she totally understood her character.  "It's not like I was playing the girl next door; she's a sex addict," Pink says of Dede.  "I was on lots of drugs as a teenager and had friends die of overdoses, so addiction isn't a foreign concept.  I get that."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Jun232011

Pink Donating All Baby Picture Money to Charity, Blames Paparazzi

MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Pink has posted a lengthy letter on her official website explaining why she and her husband Carey Hart are releasing personal photos of their new daughter Willow Sage.  She blames the decision on the paparazzi.

She writes, "Due to the unsettling, surprisingly aggressive and unsafe measures that the paparazzi seem to be willing to go to in order to secure that 'first shot' of our daughter--stalking us, chasing us in cars and sitting outside of our home all day and all night, as new parents Carey and I decided that we would release personal photos of our Willow, and donate all of the money to charity."

The money from the photos will go to the Ronald McDonald House, as well as Autism Speaks, she says

Pink then goes on a rant regarding the nature of celebrity in the U.S., and what she feels are inadequate protections for the children of stars.

"Like any parents, we believe our little girl deserves the right to have privacy and be protected, but unfortunately, this media climate doesn't seem to provide for that," she writes. "It's one thing to harass and stalk us, the adults, the celebrity that signed up for this life, but children should be protected and safe. There should be a clear distinction between us."

She goes on to say, "In EVERY other country that I recall, children's faces are blurred out in magazine photos. Why is USA the only country that continues to financially incentivize intrusive paparazzi behavior to capitalize on photos of babies, infants and children? Why is this acceptable to any of us? Why is this even legal?"

Pink continues, "Here's the bottom line: we don't want you to take our little girl's picture. We don't want you to one day follow our little girl home from school. We don't want our little girl's picture in a magazine or on a blog. If you take or publish her picture, it is against our wishes, and without our consent as parents, as people."

Addressing her fans, she writes, "To anyone out there that buys a magazine, or goes onto a website to look at pictures of other people's children, may you at least think for a second about what you may inadvertently be supporting."

Pink finishes by saying, "So when you see our middle fingers up in all of our pictures, now you know the motivation."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Jun232011

Pink Introduces New Daughter Willow in 'People' Magazine

MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- While fans wonder which magazine will get the first pictures of Mariah Carey's twins, new mom Pink isn't wasting any time: she introduces the world to her new daughter Willow Sage in the new issue of People magazine which hits stands Friday.

The photoshoot was done June 9, a week after Willow was born, and Pink told the magazine, "[She] was a pro!  Or else she is borderline narcoleptic like her daddy -- she slept the whole time."

A picture posted on the magazine's website shows tiny Willow being cradled in the arms of Pink, wearing a black strapless dress, and her husband, Carey Hart.

Pink tells the magazine that Willow's arrival has turned the couple's lives upside down.

"You hear people say it all the time, how life changes so drastically.  But you can't possibly grasp how beautiful that is until you have your child," she says.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Friday
Jun032011

Pink Gives Birth to Baby Girl

MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Congratulations are in order for Pink, who gave birth Thursday in Los Angeles to her first child with husband Carey Hart, according to People magazine.

The 31-year-old Pink confirmed the good news on Twitter, writing, "We are ecstatic to welcome our new beautiful healthy happy baby girl, Willow Sage Hart. She's gorgeous, just like her daddy. #beyondblessed."

Pink revealed she was pregnant back in November.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Friday
Jan212011

Pink Premieres Controversial Video for New Single

Photo Courtesy - Sony Music Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- Pink's video for her latest hit, "F***in' Perfect," is now available for viewing online at VEVO.com, and it's sure to raise some eyebrows.

It tells the story of an alienated young girl who feels she just can't measure up, and features a graphic scene where she carves the word "PERFECT" into her arm with a razor blade while sitting in a bathtub full of water -- water that soon turns red with her blood.

The video has a happy ending, however -- the girl grows into a woman who realizes that she has artistic talent.  She becomes a successful painter, marries and has a daughter of her own.

Pink addresses the video in a note on her website, saying that she expects the clip to "ruffle some feathers," but adds, "My favorite books, art pieces, films, and music, always have something jarring about them.  I want art to make me think.  In order to do that, it may [tick] me off, or make me uncomfortable.  That promotes awareness and change, or at least some discussion.  That is my intention."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Nov302010

Pink Thinks 'Jameson' Is a Cool Boy's Name

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Celebrities are notorious for their imaginative approaches to child-naming, but Pink's announcement about monikers has even fans scratching their head.

The singer, who is pregnant with her first child, and her husband Carey Hart told Access Hollywood that, if their baby turns out to be a boy, one name on their list is Jameson.

"My dad's name is James and my brother's name is Jason," Pink told Access, noting that both she and Hart are both Irish, and that her husband's middle name is Jason. The singer also said that she and Hart both like whiskey. "That's a no brainer," she said.

But on the Celebrity Baby Blog at CelebrityBabies.com, the focus wasn't on alcohol. Many of the more than 100 comments not only focused on the suitability of the name Jameson for both boys and girls, but offered other naming suggestions and stated the origins of their own names.

Why such an intense interest in the names celebs imprint on their kids?

"The U.S. doesn't have a monarchy, so the only aristocracy here is the celebrity," said Michael Sherrod, an internet publisher and the author of Bad Baby Names: The Worst True Names Parents Saddled Their Kids With, and Now You Can Too. "We treat celebrities like the royal family, and so fans think, 'This celebrity belongs to us and, by extension, so does their baby,'" he said.

Sherrod believes that celebrities wrongly get singled out for the names they pick. "Many times celebrities who are famous, gave unusual names to their kids so that the children could carve out distinct identities," he said. "The celebrity didn't want their child to live in his or her shadow."

Of course, noted Sherrod, some people go to an extreme, naming their children after diseases and tools. "Throughout history, people have given children names to make a point, such as using 'Danger' as a middle name," he said.

Sherrod said some studies have revealed that people with unusual names didn't like them as youngsters. However, as adults, they approved of them. "It made them stand out," he said. "It was a peg to put their identities on."

Here are Sherrod's picks, from a variety of celebrity baby-naming sites, of some highly unique names that you may -- or may not -- want to saddle your children with:

Petal Blossom, Rainbow and Buddy Bear Maurice: the two daughters and son of British chef Jamie Oliver.

Sparrow James Midnight: the son of Nicole Ritchie and Joel Madden.

Mars Merkaba: the son of music artist Erykah Badu.

Ikhyd Edgar Arular: the son of rapper M.I.A.

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Nov172010

Pink Confirms Pregnancy on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

Photo Courtesy - Sony Music Entertainment(BURBANK, Calif.) -- Pink has confirmed that she's pregnant.  According to E! Online, the singer addresses the rumors during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show scheduled to air Wednesday.

Pink told Ellen on the daytime talk show that she's "eating for two these days" and said, "I didn't want to talk about it because I was just really nervous and I have had a miscarriage before, but if I was going to talk about it with anyone, it was going to be with you."

As for the gender of the child, Pink said, "I don't think I want to know, but the doctor kind of told me what she thinks.  I'm terrified because she thinks it's a girl."

The child will be Pink's first with husband Carey Hart.

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Nov162010

Slew of New Albums Being Released This Week

Photo Courtesy - Island Def Jam/Def Jam Recordings(NEW YORK) -- The holiday season is officially upon us, as a slew of major artists all release new albums on Tuesday.  Here's a rundown of the acts who are fighting for your entertainment dollar this week:

After the darkness of Rated R, Rihanna returns with Loud, which has already produced two smash hits: "Only Girl (In the World)" and "What's My Name?"  Eminem, Nicki Minaj and Drake all appear on the album.

Following the less-than-stellar sales of his 2008 disc Brass Knuckles, Nelly returns with 5.0, which has produced his biggest hit in five years, "Just a Dream."

Pink's first-ever best of, Greatest Hits...So Far!!!!, includes all her smashes, as well as several new tunes, including the new single, "Raise Your Glass."

Kid Rock's new album Born Free is the follow-up to his smash hit disc Rock N Roll Jesus.  It was produced by Rick Rubin and features guest appearances by rapper T.I., Sheryl Crow and country stars Martina McBride and Zac Brown Band.

American Idol champ Lee DeWyze releases his debut, Live It Up, for which he co-wrote 10 out of the 11 tracks.

Annie Lennox releases her first Christmas album, A Christmas Cornucopia, featuring her take on classic songs like "The First Noel."  It also includes one new song, "Universal Child."

Glee: The Music -- The Christmas Album features the songs from an upcoming holiday-themed episode of the hit Fox series.

Billy Joel's comprehensive best-of compilation, The Hits, includes songs from every phase of his career.

Bruce Springsteen's The Promise is a three CD/DVD collection that documents the making of his 1978 album, Darkness on the Edge of Town.

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