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Monday
Apr302012

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.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Monday
Apr022012

Taylor Swift Wins Entertainer of the Year at ACM Awards 

ABC/RICK ROWELL(LAS VEGAS) -- Lady Antebellum getting an award from KISS, in full makeup?  Ashton Kutcher singing a George Strait classic?  Toby Keith singing a duet with Carrot Top?  Bono introducing a number from “my friend, Dierks Bentley?”

No, it wasn’t some crazy dream — it was just another night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday night in Las Vegas.

Taylor Swift took home her second straight Entertainer of the Year trophy, and for once, she didn’t make her famous “surprised face” — probably because co-host Blake Shelton made fun of it earlier in the evening. Accepting the award, Taylor gave a shout out to Kevin McGuire, the leukemia-stricken teen who was supposed to be her date for the show, but who had to be hospitalized and wasn’t able to make it.

“Kevin and all your family and friends, thank you for wanting to take me to the ACMs,” she said.  As for the award, she said, “I’m so happy about this!” and thanked her band and fans. Taylor is the second woman ever to win this award twice: the first was Carrie Underwood.

It was also a good night for country’s current power couple, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. Miranda took home the Album of the Year trophy for her disc Four the Record, and it’s the third time she’s won that particular award.  The only other artists who’ve won it that many times are Alabama and George Strait.

“Seriously?” asked an unbelieving Miranda when she got onstage. “I’m so thrilled. I will never take this trophy for granted. My albums are my babies. It’s what makes me wake up in the mornings.”  Miranda also once again picked up the award for Female Vocalist, and while accepting that honor, she said, “I really am so humbled; I don’t know what to say.”  She added, “Thank you, Jesus, for giving me this gift I can share will all my fans.” Hoisting the trophy, she declared, “I’m so proud of country music and I love us all.  We deserve this!”

Blake, meanwhile, was named Male Vocalist of the Year. Noting that he’d been thinking of the lyrics of Dierks Bentley’s song Home, he added, “It’s been a long hard ride, and got a ways to go, and that’s still how I feel man, but I’m proud to take this home tonight.”

Kenny Chesney was the leading nominee going into Sunday night’s show, with a whopping nine nods, but he went home empty-handed.  Still, Kenny got his moment in the spotlight: he and Tim McGraw, his partner on the upcoming Brothers of the Sun summer tour, debuted their new collaboration Feel Like a Rock Star, the first single from Kenny’s upcoming album Welcome to the Fishbowl.

The much-hyped live wedding between real-life couple Christina Davidson and Frank Tucci took place onstage as planned, with the two saying their vows in the background, while Martina McBride and Train’s Pat Monahan sand a duet of Marry Me in front of them.  The audio of the ceremony was faded down while the two sang, but the audience did got to hear the couple say “I do” — or in this case “I will” –  and the official pronounce them husband and wife, adding, “Now, you may kiss your bride!”

Blake and Reba McEntire kept the performance-packed show — 24 in all, if you were counting — moving along, and got off a few good jokes in the opening.  They poked fun at Randy Travis’ DUI arrest and Tim Tebow’s alleged date with Taylor Swift, among other things, and also took some potshots at each other.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Mar142012

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.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Mar012011

Reba McEntire Among Year's Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees

Photo Courtesy - The Valory Music Co./Facebook(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Tuesday morning in Nashville, in the rotunda of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Kix Brooks announced this year's inductees into the Hall.  They are:

MODERN ERA ARTIST CATEGORY:


Reba McEntire -- multi-talented country superstar, actress, businesswoman.  She's scored 35 number one hits and has influenced nearly every female artist on the country charts today, as well as pop stars like Kelly Clarkson.

SONGWRITER CATEGORY:

Bobby Braddock -- songwriter best known for penning George Jones' hit "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and Tammy Wynette's "D-I-V-O-R-C-E."  Also wrote Billy Currington's "People Are Crazy," Tracy Lawrence's "Time Marches On" and Toby Keith's I Wanna Talk About Me," among many other compositions.

VETERANS ERA ARTIST CATEGORY:

Jean Shepard -- pioneering female country star known as the the Grand Lady of the Grand Ole Opry.  Her hits include "A Dear John Letter" and "A Satisfied Mind."

During the announcement on Tuesday, it was revealed that Reba is currently in a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma by the side of her father, Clark Mcentire, who is in a coma following a stroke.  He did, however, find out about his daughter's honor two days prior to suffering the stroke.  Kix Brooks read a personal note from Reba thanking everyone for her honor.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio







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