Since giving birth to her daughter last year, the singer has been forced to endure comments about her post-baby figure, and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace has apologised for his remarks.
The Fox News anchor at the centre of the Kelly Clarkson “fat-shaming” controversy this weekend has publicly apologised to the singer at to those offended by his comments. Chris Wallace had made the remarks during an interview with conservative radio pundit Mike Gallagher on the latter’s show.
In a statement issued to Mediaite on Sunday night, the 67 year old anchor said: “I sincerely apologize to Kelly Clarkson for my offensive comment. I admire her remarkable talent and that should have been the focus of any discussion about her.”
Kelly Clarkson was the subject of yet another jibe about her figure
This week, in "People Saying Awful Things About Celebrities"
This week, a Fox News presenter is in trouble for saying something not nice to a prominent woman, Kelly Clarkson. See also: life resumes as normal. During his Friday appearance on The Mike Gallagher Show, Chris Wallace decided to have a dig at the pop singer, jus a couple weeks after Katie Hopkins did the same on social media.
Kelly Clarkson is yet to acknowledge the unpleasant comments.
It’s to be expected from both Hopkins and Wallace, but still, the comments were pretty unnecessary. To be fair to Wallace, he was kind of baited into giving the unfortunate sound bite by Gallagher himself.
Listen everybody, Kelly Clarkson has no time for the haters!
Kelly Clarkson’s post-baby body has been subjected to some very unfair and frankly nasty (we’re looking at you Katie Hopkins) scrutiny as of late. But sadly it's all nothing that the singer hasn’t been dealing with since she first came onto the music scene. Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres, Clarkson said she’s been dealing with comments about her weight since she appeared on ‘American Idol’ back in 2002 and people’s ugly words are nothing new.
Kelly Clarkson has endured criticism regarding her weight for years.
"I love how people think that’s new," Kelly told Ellen when asked about recent comments regarding the singer’s weight. "Like, welcome to the past 13 years.” Referring to British personality Katie Hopkins, who publicly made fun of the singer Clarkson said, "People are like, 'I'm so sorry that lady in London was so mean to you.' And I'm like, 'Are you serious?' Like, get in line!”
Taylor Swift lands dream duet with Madonna, and Rihanna stuns in vibrant Versace.
The 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards saw some pretty epic moments this weekend, and some of the most hotly anticipated performances of the year. The top prize of 2015 iHeartRadio Innovator Award went to Justin Timberlake, but he wasn't the biggest winner of the night...
Apart from winning three accolades - for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Lyrics - Taylor Swift was winning in many other ways. She's been gushing to everyone who'll listen recently about Queen of Pop Madonna apparently praising her music in an interview, but the 'Blank Space' singer landed the chance to perform with her idol as she and her guitar joined the diva on stage for a rendition of Madonna's new single 'Ghosttown', taken from recently released thirteenth album 'Rebel Heart'.
The talent show alumni enjoyed a brief romance on the set of movie ‘From Justin To Kelly’.
'Invincible' singer Kelly Clarkson has admitted she did in fact once date her ‘American Idol’ co-star Justin Guarini, during an appearance on Andy Cohen’s talk show, where she played the revealing ‘Plead The Fifth’ game.
Clarkson has admitted to counting Justin Guarini among her exes.
Guarini had claimed during his one man show Lovesick last year that he and Kelly had dated, causing Cohen to cheekily ask the singer, "What happened between the two of you: second base?”
The British columnist described Kelly as a "chunky monkey" in comments earlier this week, and repeated the remarks in a new interview.
In an interview with Access Hollywood on Wednesday, the controversial British columnist and TV personality, referred to in some quarters as ‘The Most Hated Woman in Britain’, continued her onslaught by claiming that there is “no such thing as fat-shaming”.
Katie Hopkins made the original remarks earlier this week
Continue reading: Katie Hopkins Continues Her Attack On Kelly Clarkson
Clarkson had previously said she would not describe herself as a feminist.
Back in 2013, in an interview with Time magazine singer Kelly Clarkson stated she would not call herself a feminist, labelling the F-word “too strong”. Clarkson’s comments of course angered many and the former 'American Idol' winner faced strong criticism for her stance. Now, nearly two years on, the singer has attempted to clarify her feelings in an interview with The Huffington Post.
Kelly Clarkson has clarified her feminism comments
"I wouldn't say feminist -- that's too strong," Clarkson said during her 2013 Time magazine interview. "I think when people hear feminist, it's like, 'Get out of my way, I don't need anyone.'"
Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson Revisits The Feminist Question And Clarifies 2013 Remarks
Although she is a huge star within the LGBT community, the 32-year-old singer sees her fans all the same.
After bursting onto the music scene since her American Idol win in 2002, Kelly Clarkson has garnered a huge gay fan base and is considered one of the biggest stars in the world by the LGBT community, but the 32-year-old singer just sees her fans all the same.
Clarkson has a huge gay fan base
"I think it's silly that we're still talking about gay rights," Clarkson recently told Pride Source. "I just live in this world where people are accepted, so it's very hard for me to even realize that that still exists. It's hard for me to wrap my brain around it."
The 32-year-old singer initially didn't realize she was covering a track Tokio Hotel released in 2014.
When Kelly Clarkson released her new track 'Run Run Run' ft. John Legend, from her upcoming 'Piece by Piece' album, the 32-year-old singer's fans assumed she was covering Tokio Hotel's, but apparently Clarkson was unaware of this.
Clarkson didn't realize 'Run Run Run' was a cover of Tokio Hotel's song
When the ballad was initially released it didn't take long for fans to alert Clarkson of the German group's version of 'Run Run Run', but when she finally listened to the song, the 'American Idol' alum took to Twitter to reveal she didn't even realize it existed.
The 32-year-old singer recently admitted she had "such a horrible pregnancy" while carrying her first child, River Rose Blackstock, who was born last June.
Kelly Clarkson gave birth to her and husband Brandon Blackstock's first child together, River Rose Blackstock, last June, and now the 7-month-old baby girl is a bundle of joy! However, this wasn't the case when the 'American Idol' alumnus was pregnant with her.
Clarkson recently admitted she had a "horrible pregnancy"
Clarkson recently divulged information about her first pregnancy when speaking with Nick Grimshaw on the BBC's Radio 1 Breakfast Show, where she admitted having "such a horrible pregnancy" while carrying her firstborn.
The 'American idol' alum revealed to fans on Twitter that new music will be released within the month.
After three long years, fans of Kelly Clarkson will be happy to hear that the 'American idol' alum has announced she will be releasing new music in the near future after fans began to probe her about an upcoming album.
Clarkson will be releasing new music this month
On Saturday (Jan 3rd), Clarkson teased fans on Twitter that brand new material is on its way, but also reminded them that there has been a lengthy gap in-between albums because she is busy being a mother after giving birth to her and husband Brandon Blackstock's first child in June.
Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson Teases Fans About New Album And Tour In Near Future
With her third studio album out in September, we look at Jennifer Hudson's meteoric rise to the mainstream.
American recording artist and actress Jennifer Hudson will release her third studio album on 22 September, entitled JHUD. With an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Grammy to her name, it’s easy to imagine that Jennifer Hudson has been an unstoppable singing and acting icon for all of her career. But everyone has to start somewhere and it was as an idol, on the singing competition show, American Idol, that Hudson burst into the public’s consciousness.
Jennifer Hudson took a chance on American Idol and got through to the live shows
Of course, appearing on a contest such as American Idol and British versions including The X Factor doesn’t automatically provide you with a steadfast career in the music and entertainment industry, even if you are good.
Continue reading: From Idol To Icon: The Rise Of Jennifer Hudson
The 'American Idol' alum shared a cute picture of her and husband Brandon Blackstock's "beautiful baby girl" via Twitter on Friday (June 20th).
Kelly Clarkson decided it was time for the world to be introduced to her recently born baby daughter.
On Friday (June 20th), the former 'American Idol' star shared an adorable photograph of River Rose Blackstock via Twitter.
The cute snap shows the newborn sleeping soundly in a red carriage while wearing a headband.
The 32 year-old singer and husband Brandon Blackstock named their newly-born daughter, River Rose Blackstock
Kelly Clarkson is now a mother!
The 'American Idol' alum gave birth to a healthy baby girl on Thursday (June 12th).
This is Clarkson and husband Brandon Blackstock's first child together, but she is already a step-mother to her beau's two children from a previous relationship.
Continue reading: 'American Idol' Alum Kelly Clarkson Gives Birth To Baby Girl
Kelly Clarkson has taken to Twitter to announce the birth and name of her first baby with husband Brandon Blackstock.
‘Since You’ve Been Gone’ singer Kelly Clarkson has announced the birth of her baby girl on Twitter. Clarkson took to the social media site to let her followers know she had given birth and to tell them the name that she has decided on for her new daughter. She thanked everyone and tweeted that she is on 'cloud 9' following the birth of River Rose Blackstock.
Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th! Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes! Brandon and I are on cloud 9!! :)— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) June 14, 2014
Continue reading: Singer Kelly Clarkson Announces Baby Birth And Name On Twitter
With American Idol's 13th season coming to a close, does the singing competition have a chance to win back its relevancy?
Things have been up and down lately for 'American Idol,' as the singing competition is reaching the end of its 13th season. The ratings for one of the more recent episodes reached an all-time low in viewers -- a measly 7 million, while the show’s highest attraction drew in 30 million. Additionally, publicity for one of the finalists hasn’t been too hot either, as contestant Caleb Johnson found himself in a bit of trouble when he called his social media critics “retards” in a video interview with AfterBuzz TV. Either way, the show must go on, and Idol’s two night season finale begins on Tuesday, May 20 as Johnson takes on Jena Irene for the 'American Idol' crown.
“We don’t really care who wins,” Johnson told a group of press outside of Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on May 19. Irene, on the other hand, stated that win or lose, she wanted to “go out on a good note.” Irene may have the better philosophy here, because as 'American Idol' grows older and older, it raises the question: does anyone really care who wins 'American Idol' anymore?
Caleb Johnson is one of American Idol's season 13 finalists
Continue reading: American Idol Hopes To Revive Itself After Season 13
The ‘Happy’ singer will be casting a critical eye over a new generation of singing talent.
Pharrell Williams is to replace The Voice's outgoing coach, Cee Lo Green, who recently announced that he's be stepping away from NBC's talent contest to focus on his own musical career. Williams, who served as a guest mentor to Usher's team in season four, will replace the longtime judging on the singing competition's upcoming seventh season. The show's Twitter feed broke the news on Monday and quickly received an outpouring of excitement as fans spread the word.
Pharrell Williams Is To Replace Outgoing Coach Cee Lo Green On 'The Voice.'
"Okay, we can OFFICIALLY say it! WE ARE SO #HAPPY to announce PHARRELL WILLIAMS = #NewVoiceCoach for SEASON 7," the show captioned a shot of the new judge. The last year has seen the 40 year-old pop star on a high: he collaborated on last year's top two songs of the summer, 'Blurred Lines' and 'Get Lucky,' has worked on the Amazing Spider-Man 2 score alongside Hans Zimmer and received an Oscar nomination for his chart-smashing Despicable Me 2 song, 'Happy.'
Continue reading: Pharrell Williams Replacing Cee Lo Green As Coach On 'The Voice'
After Leighton and Adam heres 10 other couple's who's weddings have taken us by surprise.
We were all a bit surprised with the news that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody had tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony over the weekend, but this isn't the first time a celebrity couple have pulled a fast one on us. Here's 10 other celebrity weddings that we didn't see coming.
'Britney Jean' debuted at No. 4 in the chart, while Brooks scored his ninth No. 1
Garth Brooks released his new box set, Blame It All on My Roots, to an eager fan-base last week, who have managed to see it rise from No. 3 in the Billboard 200 to the No. 1 spot this week. Britney Spears saw her new album debut to a rather lacklustre start on the other hand, as it only just managed to crack the top five, debuting at No. 4.
Brooks is back on top with his latest compilation
Brooks' second box set to reach the top of the charts - his first being 1998's The Limited Series - will have undoubtedly been helped by value Walmart were offering the six disc collection for. Initially being sold for $29.98 before a sale price of $24.96 was introduced this week, Blame It All on My Roots will likely be lining plenty of country fan's stockings come Christmas. The box set sold an additional 146,000 copies this week, enough to see it move two places to the top.
The diva made sure the 2013 'Christmas at Rockefeller Center' was one to remember.
Mariah Carey made sure that this year's Christmas at Rockefeller Center was truly special last night when she performed at the 81st Annual Tree Lighting, aired on NBC. Mariah's performance may have been pre-recorded from the day before but this didn't affect the full festive impact of her dazzling performance.
Mariah Made Sure All Eyes Were On Her At The Christmas Tree Lighting.
Now that the arm injury that has kept her in a sling for the past few months seems to have healed, Mariah pulled out all the stops to shine as brightly as the Christmas lights that were illuminated all around her. The 43 year-old diva, whose 1994 Christmas album is a classic, performed wearing two equally sumptuous ball gowns.
The newly married singer was desperate to start a family...looks like her wish came true!
Kelly Clarkson is now pregnant with her husband Brandon Blackstock's baby, as confirmed by the pop star herself and her publicist, via BBC Newsbeat. An overjoyed Kelly announced the new herself via Twitter, tweeting "I'm pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever."
Kelly Clarkson Excited To Announce Pregnancy.
The 31 year-old American Idol had publically stated her desire to start a family, especially after she and Brandon got married last month in Tennessee. Find out more about their romantic and rustic wedding here. Although her new husband has two children, 6 and 12, from a previous marriage, Kelly had openly spoken of her urgent plans for pregnancy.
Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson Expecting Baby - Ecstatic Twitter Confirmation
Kelly Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock are "so excited" as they are expecting their first child together.
American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson is expecting her first child with husband, Brandon Blackstock.
The 31 year-old announced the exciting news via twitter on Tuesday (Nov 19th).
Clarkson posted, "I'm pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever :)"
Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson Expecting First Child-Gets Her Christmas Wish!
The singer eloped in the year's smallest celebrity wedding.
Pop star Kelly Clarkson has finally married her love, Brandon Blackstock, in a rustic Tennessee ceremony. "I'm officially Mrs. Blackstock :) We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms in TN, the most beautiful place ever!" she captioned a romantic Instagram photo.
Clarkson Married & Decided Not To Invite Her Own Family.
When celebs say they want an intimate wedding, we've learned to take that pledge with a pinch of salt. Though intimate conjures up images of the Kill Bill wedding with sparse attendees and modest décor, 'intimate' for some celebs can mean they had to scale their guestlist down from 1,000 to 500.
Continue reading: Why On Earth Did Kelly Clarkson's Mother Not Get A Wedding Invitation?
The pop singer wedded her love in Tennessee.
Singer Kelly Clarkson has finally tied the knot with her fiancé, talent manager Brandon Blackstock. The couple have dated since the end of 2011 and have been engaged since December last year. Kelly met her future husband via her manager, Narvel Blackstock, who is Brandon's father.
'American Idol' Winner Kelly Clarkson Has Married Brandon Blackstock.
After obtaining their 30 day marriage licence from Sumner County, the couple wasted no time in getting hitched at Blackberry Farms luxury hotel and resort in the Smoky Mountains in Walland, Tennessee, a source told Hollywood Life. Clarkson, who wore an Alice Temperley wedding gown, confirmed the news of her nuptials via Twitter where she tweeted "I'm officially Mrs. Blackstock. We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms in TN, the most beautiful place ever!" alongside two incredibly romantic professional wedding photos.
Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson Marries Brandon Blackstock In Rustic Farm Wedding
Kelly Clarkson wants to waste no time after she is married and wants a baby for Christmas.
Kelly Clarkson is expected to get married in the very near future and she doesn't want to waste any time in becoming a mother after her wedding.
The 31 year-old singer recently announced that her wedding was originally planned to be a huge ceremony but now she and her future husband, Brandon Blackstock, are planning an elopement with just Blackstock's two children from a previous marriage in attendance.
Clarkson recently told ABC News about their plans to travel to the dramatically down-sized wedding;
Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson's Christmas Wish Is To Have A Baby After Her Elopement
Kelly Clarkson is outbid for the Jane Austen ring after it had a temporary export ban placed on it.
American singer Kelly Clarkson attempted to buy a gold and turquoise ring that once belonged to celebrated English novelist Jane Austen in a bid for £152,450.
The US Pop Idol contestant bought the ring at auction house Sotheby's in 2012 as she outbid the 'Jane Austen's House Museum.
However she was unable to take it out of the UK because of an export ban that was placed on the ring by the British culture ministry who decided it had too much historical significance.
Continue reading: Britain Beat Kelly Clarkson In Bid For Jane Austen's Ring
Jane Austen's ring, bought at auction by Kelly Clarkson, will be kept in the UK after a museum successfully bid higher than the US singer.
Kelly Clarkson has been outbid by the Jane Austen House Museum.
Austen's turquoise and gold ring was bought by Clarkson at auction last year. The 31-year-old singer purchased the ring for £152 450 at the auction. The ring has not left the UK, despite Clarkson living in the US, after Culture Minister Ed Vaizey placed a temporary export bar on it. The ban was to be lifted only if no other buyer had outbid the US singer by 30th September 2013. Vaizey had encouraged British buyers to purchase the antique so it could be "saved for the nation." The Jane Austen House Museum has purchased the ring from Clarkson, with the aid of the Bring Home the Ring campaign, which received donations worldwide.
Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson "Happy" To Lose Jane Austen's Ring
The Austen House Museum won this round.
Kelly Clarkson is reportedly a big Jane Austen fan, so she took it in stride, when a ring, previously owned by the author, finally slipped between her fingers today. Clarkson’s trouble began in 2012, when she purchased the ring on auction at Sotheby’s. At the time, Jane Austen’s House Museum also bid for the ring, but Clarkson won out in the end.
This time, Kelly doesn't have much to sing about.
In a bid to keep the ring, considered a national treasure, within the UK, culture minister Ed Vaizey placed an export ban on the jewel, valid until September 30th. If the Jane Austen museum couldn’t raise the money or prove that the money would be raised by then, Clarkson would get to keep the piece of Jane Austen memorabilia. Luckily, thanks to an anonymous donation of £100,000 the museum managed to reach its target of £152,450 and match Clarkson's bid ahead of the 30 September deadline.
Continue reading: Historic Jane Austen Ring Slips Off Kelly Clarkson's Finger
The singer won't be taking home the pricey jewel now Jane Austen's House Museum has raised enough to match her bid.
Kelly Clarkson has been unsuccessful in her efforts to export the ring that once belonged to beloved British author, Jane Austen.
Kelly Came Up Against Some Stiff Competition From Jane Austen's House Museum.
US singer Clarkson won the ring last year at an auction, outbidding Jane Austen's House Museum to buy the exquisite gold and topaz ring for £152,450. One of three pieces of Austen jewellery known, the ring had been in Austen's family since she passed away.
Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson Loses Jane Austen Ring To UK Museum
Dr Luke won't sit on the panel of judges this year.
Forget everything you've heard, hitmaker supreme Dr Luke will not be joining the judge's panel on American Idol, despite earlier news. It was reported that Dr Luke would sit alongside returning panel members Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on the singing talent contest to judge pop star hopefuls for a 13th season.
Dr Luke [L] Is The Man Behind Many Popstars.
Luke, with a history of writing hits for former American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, as well as P!nk's 'Who Knew' and Katy Perry's 'I Kissed A Girl,' apparently made through the judge's selection process to become one of the last candidates standing after a month's long search for the next discerning talent judge.
Date of birth
24th April, 1982