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.
The third 'American Idol' judge has been announced. Dr. Luke will be joining Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on the judging panel for season 13 of the reality show.
Dr. Luke will be joining Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on the judging panel of American Idol. Dr. Luke a.k.a. Lukas Gottwald is the third judge to be announced with another yet to be agreed upon. E! first reported the news.
Dr Luke (L) with Katy Perry and Max Martin (R) with their ASCAP Awards in 2012.
Gottwald is a songwriter and producer who is responsible for the likes of Kelly Clarkson's 'Since U Been Gone'; Kesha's 'Tik Tok' and Katy Perry's 'California Gurls'. As Urban and Lopez are involved in the performance side of the music industry, Gottwald is likely to provide an interesting perspective when judging the televised singing competition.
Now you can hear it from the horse's mouth
Kelly Clarkson and soon-to-be hubby, Brandon Blackstock aren’t eloping due to impending parenthood, rather a quest for privacy and intimacy, the country-rock singer confirmed on Twitter.
Kelly Clarkson performing in London
"FYI ....Brandon & I are getting married & no I am not pregnant. We are eloping for one reason only. We both want an intimate ceremony," she tweeted. Rumors were abounding that the American Idol star scrapped her plans for an elaborate wedding, electing to elope, because she was with child.
Continue reading: No Babies, Just Want Intimacy - Kelly Clarkson Denies Pregnancy
Clarkson and her fiancé Brandon Blackstock announced this week that they plan on eloping rather than having a traditional wedding, but the singer has since had to deny that they are skipping town because she's pregnant
Kelly Clarkson announced this week that she and her fiancé Brandon Blackstock have decided that they cannot wait until their scheduled wedding date this fall and have instead decided to skip town and elope somewhere. A big decision like this was always going to turn a few heads and start up rumours, and that is exactly what happened as a number of people began speculating that the main reason the two have decided to bring the wedding date forward is because Kelly is pregnant and the pair wanted to be wedded before their child was born.
Clarkson is NOT pregnant
Keen to jump on the defensive, Kelly has since followed up the statement she made on Wednesday (21 August) to People Magazine that she is eloping with another statement, this time saying that she and Brandon are doing it out of sheer love and not because she is expecting. The American Idol winner has since denied the pregnancy rumours, saying that she is eloping for "one reason" only; so that she and Brandon can enjoy a private, intimate ceremony rather than any grand soirée like they had initially planned.
Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson Denies Pregnancy Rumours Amidst Plans To Elope
Justin Guarini is not living in poverty. Got that?
Justin Guarini has elaborated on his emotional open letter in which he claimed to skip meals in order to feed his children. The singer, who finished as runner-up in the first season of American Idol, has criticized the media for its coverage of the note.
"Obviously you completely missed the point of my letter @peoplemag," tweeted the 34-year-old father of two on Friday, "News isn't news anymore, and I'm nowhere near poverty. #twistedmytruth"
In his original letter, Guarini said he spent "days skipping meals in order to make sure I have enough. To make sure my children and my wife have enough." Which is...well, crystal clear. Justin Guarini doesn't have enough money to feed himself.
Continue reading: So, Is American Idol's Justin Guarini Living In Poverty Or Not?
From riches.... to rags?
American Idol’s first season saw Kelly Clarkson win and forge a hugely successful career for herself, with Grammy award wins, number one albums and sold out tours across the globe. For the man she beat – Justin Guarini – fortunes haven’t been so kind.
It wasn’t all bad at the beginning; he was a famous face and was at the beginning of what he thought would be a long and fruitful music career. As he notes in his blog: "I couldn't walk the street without being stopped a hundred times" by fans. Now, though, The 34-year-old spends "days skipping meals in order to make sure I have enough. To make sure my children and my wife have enough."
Continue reading: American Idol Runner Up Justin Guarini Opens Up On Dire Times
A wealthy benefactor has stepped in after singer Kelly Clarkson won the ring at an auction last year.
Jane Austen's ring has become the subject of a transatlantic tussle over ownership after it was sold to US singer Kelly Clarkson for £152,450 ($235.3K) at a Sotheby's auction last year. Rather than receive the exquisite gold and topaz ring after she bought it, Clarkson has been told she can go and see it in a collection in Hampshire.
Kelly Clarkson Won Jane Austen's Ring At Auction.
For many, the news surrounding Clarkson's pricey purchase was the first they had heard of the ring, said to be one of three pieces of known Austen jewellery. However, Tory culture minister Ed Vaizey initiated a temporary export ban on 1st August preventing the ring being taken out of the country on the grounds that it is "so closely connected with our history and national life that its departure would be a misfortune."
What do you think?
So here’s the thing: Kelly Clarkson’s pretty rich – she won American Idol and has built a successful music career off the back of it – so she can buy cool stuff pretty much whenever she wants to. She’s rich, right?
She bought this ring, it was around £150,000, and that’s nearly $230k for you American readers out there. But see, it used to belong to Jane Austen, and she’s kind of a big deal for the Brits.
Austen is basically responsible for period dramas, and don’t go acting like you don’t like period dramas, you Downton Abbey-consuming bunch of period drama-loving maniacs.
Clarkson bought the ring, but The U.K don't want it to leave the country
A rather bizarre story has come about: the showbiz and literary worlds are entwined as Kelly Clarkson – the popular U.S singer – is blocked from exporting Jane Austin – the famous British author’s – ring outside of the U.K, The BBC have reported.
Kelly bought the £152,450, turquoise and gold ring, which once belonged to the Pride and Prejudice author, at an auction. The 2002 winner of the American Idol TV has been stopped from taking it home, though, as Britain’s Culture Minister - Ed Vaizey -has put a temporary export bar on it.
Of course, it’s Kelly’s ring, and while the U.K doesn’t want to see it leave its shores, a buyer will have to match the hefty price tag by September 30th in order for it to stay ‘at home’. This deadline can be extended to 30 December if proof emerges of "a serious intention to raise funds" to match fee. We told you it was a bizarre story.
Culture minister says the ring is a "national treasure".
What do Kelly Clarkson and JANE AUSTEN have in common? The simple answer – a ring. The Tie It Up singer recently purchased a unique piece of jewellery, which had once belonged to the English author, on auction. Despite shelling out more than £150 000 for the piece, however, she might not be able to take it home, according to BBC News.
Apparently Clarkson is taking her style cues from Jane Austen.
This is because the UK government and more specifically culture minister Ed Vaizey has put an export ban on the ring. According to him, the ring – one of only three pieces known to have belonged to the author – is so rare and so precious, that it needs to be kept in the country and preserved as a British national treasure. As such, Vaizey has urged potential UK buyers to come forward. Locals, eager to own the unique piece of jewellery, will have to match Clarkson’s original payment, which came up to £152,450.
Continue reading: Kelly Clarkson Forbidden To Take Jane Austen Ring Out Of The UK
Jane Austen's ring, bought at auction by Kelly Clarkson, is being kept in the UK by the British government.
JANE AUSTEN's ring was bought by Kelly Clarkson last year but it's still in the country! The turquoise and gold ring, once owned by Jane Austen, was bought by Clarkson last year at auction. She reported paid £152 450 for the item but has been fighting the British government to take it out of the country.
Kelly Clarkson outside the ITV Studios, London in 2011.
Culture minster Ed Vaizey is ensuring the ring remains on British soil by placing a temporary export bar on it. He has appealed for British buyers to come forward to offer to purchase the ring from the singer. They have until 30th September to match the price paid by Clarkson. If a buyer does not come forward before this time, the export bar will be lifted.
Continue reading: Jane Austen's Ring Kept In UK - Despite Being Owned By Kelly Clarkson!
David "Kidd" Kraddick's cause of the death has been ruled by a coroner as cardiac disease. The Texasradio DJ died on Saturday (27th July) aged just 53-years-old.
David "Kidd" Kraddick's death on Saturday 27th July was caused by an enlarged heart and blocked arteries, according a preliminary autopsy. As a result he had probably developed an irregular heartbeat.
Ryan Seacrest at the Ultimate L.A. Block Party hosted by Bill Clinton.
Kraddick died suddenly in New Orleans whilst hosting a charity golf tournament. The event was in aid of his 'Kidd's Kids' foundation which provides support and rest bite for terminally ill children and their families.
Clarkson lived out a fantasy during her bridal shoot.
Kelly Clarkson is embracing the fairytale theme in her engagement photos, especially the gorgeous preview she shared with her Twitter followers this past Thursday. The photo shows 31-year-old Clarkson, in a gorgeous, white, princess-like gown, sittning by a window amidst the kind of bookshelves that would make Hermione Granger drool.
The singer shared her happy moment and urged fans to do the same.
"Ok, just saw my engagement shoot pics & I have to share one!!! :) @kobyb & @TerilynBrown! Ready to #TieItUp!" the "People Like Us" singer tweeted.
Continue reading: Bride-To-Be Kelly Clarkson Hits The Books In Engagement Photoshoot
Blake Shelton is taking the well-wishing one step further - by raising hard cash. He’s teaming up with NBC to put on a benefit concert to raise money for those affected by the tragic Oklahoma tornado.
As a judge on The Voice, Shelton used his position to raise awareness, opening Tuesday night's show by performing an acoustic version of "Over You" alongside wife Miranda Lambert. Meanwhile, the donation information for The Red Cross was behind them on-screen. "I think 'Over You' was the perfect song for this situation," Shelton said later on. "The moment was right. I wish things could have been different. I wouldn't have thought about performing a song like that, but it seemed like the right thing to do." And it was later revealed that he and NBC were amidst the planning stages of a benefit concert to raise money. "We'll know more about it in the next 24 hours," Shelton told Billboard. "I'm hoping it will raise a lot of money. Obviously, it will be televised and will happen really quickly."
Continue reading: Blake Shelton Raising Hard Cash For Victims Of Oklahoma Tornado
Kelly Clarkson and Clive Davis have publicly fallen out over details of their time working together, published in Davis' autobiography
After the legendary producer published a memoir, telling the story of his life, it was revealed that the book contained an entire chapter focused on the former American Idol winner. And let’s just say she wasn’t portrayed in the best possible light. According to Davis, at one point the singer even threw a temper tantrum in his office over not having her hit single Since U Been Gone included on her upcoming record. He also goes on to mention several other instances which portray Clarkson in a less than professional light.
However, the singer herself has said that there is absolutely no truth to the accusations. In fact, Clarkson describes a completely different version of events, where her breakdown was due to Davis bullying her.
Continue reading: Scathing Memoir Causes Fallout Between Kelly Clarkson And Clive Davis
Clive Davis seems determined to have the last word in his war with Kelly Clarkson, which he has put down to “creative differences,” whereas Clarkson seems intent on chalking it up to “bullying.” Davis has dismissed Clarkson’s own recollections of the events that he detailed in his autobiography The Soundtrack Of My Life and insists that his depiction of the time that they worked together is not only accurate but has been fact-checked independently, too.
“I am truly very sorry that she has decided to take issue with what I know to be an accurate depiction of our time together,” Davis posted on his Twitter page. “Before the book was published, I had every fact checked with five independent individuals who were present on a daily basis throughout it all. The chapter as it is written was thoroughly verified by each and every one of them. I stand by the chapter as written in my book.” He did go on to defend Clarkson’s honor, to some degree – even if he was essentially branding her a liar. He described Clarkson as being “a tremendous vocal talent and performer” and although he cites “creative differences as the root of their problems, he added “At the same time I wish, and will always wish, Kelly's talent and her career to soar to ever new heights.”
Clarkson described the music industry leader’s comments as a “violation” and said “Growing up is awesome because you learn you don't have to cower to anyone—even Clive Davis."
Annually, the Grammys is one of the biggest events for music across America and in Europe. In fact, it has dubbed itself 'music's biggest night'. Celebrating the best in pop, hiphop, soul, R&B and much of what comes in between, it never fails to be a veritable who's who from the Spotify playlists of the masses. And this year will be no different. Not only are the nominees ones to look out for, absences are worthy of note, as are this year's presenters and some very special performances.
In terms of performances to look forward to, this year we have some unusual and largely unexpected pair ups. Elton John and Ed Sheeran will take to the stage together. An unusual pairing, they're both Brits with unusual song writing talent. While John is a true showman and is well known for his intereSting outfits and outrageous glasses, Sheeran is distinctly more low key. We're not sure how this is going to work, but we're guessing it'll be great. Bruno Mars, Sting and Rihanna will all also perform together, as will Alicia Keys and Maroon 5, and Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert.
Continue reading: 55th Grammys Preview: 'Music's Biggest Night' Wont Fail To Impress
Beyonce is showing some big love for her country's biggest events this year, as she sang the American national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, at Barack Obama's second presidential inauguration, as well as being the artist to perform at this year's Superbowl half-time show.
She and Jay-Z have been very vocal about their support of the president over both his campaigns and terms, and the couple of couples have dined together on numerous occasions. As she walked on stage she greeted Michelle Obama, the first lady, with a familial kiss, and spoke to Joe Biden, the Vice President. After she had finished her rousing and, as MTV put it, 'diva-fied' rendition of the anthem, Obama shook her hand and said "Thank you so much."
Kelly Clarkson also performed for the president, singing a historic song popularly known as 'America', otherwise known as My Country, 'Tis of Thee.
Continue reading: President Obama Thanks Beyonce For Performing At His Inauguration
Aware that children are, indeed, the future, the Kids of America got the best of the entertainment this weekend, at the Kids’ Inaugural – a repeat of the 2009 concert, but this time, with bigger names, playing to a smaller audience. Sasha and Malia Obama were of course, the guests of honour on this special weekend for their father, President Barack Obama, but 5,000 others were present at the exciting pop concert held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre, where Katy Perry and Usher took the headline slots, to entertain the gathered youth.
During his set, Usher reinforced the notion that the kids were worth keeping sweet, for the next presidential term, and told them “the youth matters,” during a set described by the Washington Post as “aerobic,” with “twisted limbs clad in black leather, kicking high tops the maraschino cherries.” When he told them to make some noise, they responded with a roar. Katy Perry – an avid supporter of Barack Obama (remember the Katy Perry election dress?) also performed on Saturday night (January 19, 2013). This time, she’d switch up the ballot dress for a “star-spangled onesie” and she treated the kids to some of her biggest hits, including ‘Teenage Dream’ and ‘Firework.’
Also performing for the Kids’ Inaugural were the Far East Movement and Glee’s Darren Criss and Naya Rivera, who covered ‘Valerie,’ the song made famous by Amy Winehouse. If you’re wondering why the kids are getting to have all the fun, don’t worry: Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor are all warming up their vocal cords, to sing for the grown-ups at the official inauguration ceremony today (January 21, 2013).
American darling Kelly Clarkson may be engaged now, but it wasn’t always so.
In fact, the pop star has been extremely outspoken about her experiences with depression, being single for long periods of time and, yes, feeling lonely, which, in the eyes of the media, apparently translates as being gay. Kelly herself has never condoned the rumours, but she’s never been offended by them.
She’s recently said for Cosmopolitan Magazine, via the Huffington Post: "People think, 'Oh, she's been single for too long.' That's kind of an insult to the gay community. Being single doesn't mean you're gay. But I'm never insulted by it, obviously. I mean, I get hit on by the hottest girls ever. Oh, my god, if I were a lesbian, I would be so in luck. But it's just not my thing. I've always batted for the boys' team." That sounds reasonable enough. However, the rumors are bound to be put to rest now, that the singer is happily engaged to Brandon Blackstock. In the same interview, she also talked about her relationship: "We've known each other for years, but we didn't start talking until the Super Bowl last February. And this is the funniest/worst thing ever: One of my superhero idols is Whitney Houston, and the day she died was our first date. I was like 'This is a bad omen." Nevertheless, it looks like things have been going pretty well for the couple so far and hopefully the future holds even more happiness for them.
Date of birth
24th April, 1982