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Kelly Clarkson: I Was 'Literally Blackmailed' Into Working With Dr. Luke

She speaks out in response to Kesha's allegations

(Newser) - Kelly Clarkson says her label "literally blackmailed" her into working with Dr. Luke, the producer Kesha has accused of rape. Clarkson initially tweeted in support of Kesha after a judge told Kesha she must continue working with Dr. Luke to fulfill her recording contract. "Trying 2 not say... More »

Hosts: Sorry We Told Kelly Clarkson to Lay Off Pizza

Mike Gallagher, Chris Wallace apologize

(Newser) - A conservative radio host and a Fox News anchor are eating their words about how much Kelly Clarkson should eat. On Friday's The Mike Gallagher Show, host Gallagher and his guest, Fox's Chris Wallace, were talking about the issue of "fat shaming" when Gallagher asked Wallace, "... More »

It's a Girl, a Boy, and a Girl for These 3 Celebs

Kelly Clarkson, Jenna Fischer, and Jade Jagger give birth

(Newser) - Huzzah! Three new celebrity babies have entered the world:
  • Kelly Clarkson announced the birth of her daughter with hubby Brandon Blackstock yesterday on Twitter, ETOnline reports. "Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th!" she wrote. "Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes!
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We Haven't Had a Real Christmas Hit in 19 Years

Chris Klimek blames nostalgia, iTunes

(Newser) - It has apparently become impossible to write a new Christmas classic. The holiday canon "isn’t just closed—it’s a location-undisclosed black site that’s locked down tighter than Santa’s workshop," observes Chris Klimek at Slate . The last song that really fits the bill is Mariah... More »

Fergie: Baby's Name Came to Me in Dream

Plus more celebrity babies, romance

(Newser) - Well, at least one celebrity is explaining her odd name choice: Fergie says she and hubby Josh Duhamel chose their baby's name, Axl Jack , after a dream she had while pregnant. In the dream, "I was in the audience at this festival. It was outdoors and it was... More »

Kelly Clarkson Gets Hitched

Ties the knot with Brandon Blackstock

(Newser) - Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock have tied the knot! Clarkson shared the happy news on Twitter yesterday with a beautiful pic of the cute couple. She said the two were married on Sunday at Blackberry Farms in Tennessee. There were reportedly just a few close friends and family at the... More »

Kelly Clarkson Has to Give Back Jane Austen's Ring

Museum raises enough money to keep it in Britain

(Newser) - A Jane Austen museum said yesterday that it has raised enough money to buy the writer's ring back from pop singer Kelly Clarkson . Earlier this year, the British government placed a temporary export ban on the gold-and-turquoise ring Clarkson bought at auction in the hope that money could be... More »

Museum, Kelly Clarkson Both Want Jane Austen Ring

Museum fighting to raise money to keep artifact in Britain

(Newser) - A Jane Austen museum is fighting to keep one of the author's rings in Britain after it was purchased by Kelly Clarkson. The former American Idol bought the gold-and-turquoise ring at a Sotheby's auction last year, for more than five times the estimated price. Up until that time... More »

Whitney Houston Was in Denial: Clive Davis

New memoir also reveals he's bisexual

(Newser) - Clive Davis has a new memoir, out yesterday, that apparently reads more like a tell-all. In The Soundtrack of My Life, Davis recalls that Whitney Houston was "in complete denial" about her substance abuse problems. He includes letters he sent her, including one from 2001 in which he wrote,... More »

Grammys: Not Bad, Not Great, Really Long

Reviewers split on last night's award show

(Newser) - It seems everyone can agree on one thing about the Grammys: As E! put it in the first line of its recap, "So, that was ... long." Beyond that, reviews for the three-and-a-half-hour ceremony (which included "more than 30 performers but only 11 trophy presentations," notes Chris... More »

Stars, Westboro, and Scalia's Weird Hat

Diminished (but still huge) crowd sees Beyonce, poetry, and those jerks from Westboro

(Newser) - Roughly 600,000 people came out to watch President Obama's inauguration this year, which is a far cry from the 1.8 million who came out for his first one, but might nonetheless set a record for a second term inauguration. A look at what all those people saw:... More »

Today's Inauguration Timeline

Crowd of up to 800K expected to watch Obama take oath

(Newser) - Today, President Obama will become just the 17th president to deliver a second inaugural address and a crowd of up to 800,000 is expected to watch him take the oath of office—though the real inauguration happened yesterday . A guide to today's events, as per Reuters and the... More »

On Deck at Inaugural: Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson

James Taylor will also sing at Jan. 21 event

(Newser) - Not much of a shocker, but huge Obama fan Beyonce will perform at the president's second inauguration, People reports. She'll perform the National Anthem at the Jan. 21 event, while Kelly Clarkson will sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and James Taylor will perform "America... More »

Kat Von D Gets Engaged ... Over Twitter

Kelly Clarkson got engaged this weekend, too

(Newser) - How romantic: Kat Von D and Deadmau5 are engaged, after the Canadian DJ proposed to his tattoo artist and reality star girlfriend ... over Twitter. "I can't wait for Christmas so.... Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me?" tweeted Deadmau5, real name Joel Zimmerman, on Saturday. He also posted... More »

6 Artists Tie for Most Grammy Nods

Nominees announced during live CBS special

(Newser) - The Grammy Awards celebrated the diversity of music as six different artists tied for lead nominee: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, and fun. Auerbach received five nominations as a member of the Keys and also is up for producer of the... More »

Eastwood Stars in Pro-Romney Ad

And Bruce Springsteen writes a song for Obama

(Newser) - Less than two weeks to election day, and celebrities are really stepping it up for their preferred candidates. On the Romney side, Clint Eastwood appears in the latest ad from pro-Mitt super PAC American Crossroads, Politico reports. "If someone doesn't get the job done, you have to hold... More »

12 Celebs Who Battled Eating Disorders

Two of them got down to just 70 pounds

(Newser) - Katie Couric revealed last week that she struggled with bulimia in her early 20s—and sadly, she's far from the only celebrity to have battled an eating disorder. The Huffington Post rounds up a dozen:
  • Jessica Alba: She once said that she had trouble adjusting to "a woman'
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16-Year-Old Kills 'I Will Always Love You'

Jessica Sanchez gets standing ovation for Whitney Houston cover

(Newser) - Sixteen-year-old Jessica Sanchez "made 40 million people cry" last night when she performed Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" on American Idol, judge Steven Tyler told her. The San Diego high school student enjoyed a standing ovation after her performance and reaped praise from all three... More »

No National Anthem Oops for Kelly Clarkson

She delivers an error-free Super Bowl performance

(Newser) - This time last year, Christina Aguilera was messing up big-time . Luckily, Kelly Clarkson more than escaped the same fate. The Huffington Post reports that Clarkson absolutely nailed the national anthem, delivering an error-free performance. And the singer is getting plenty of props on Twitter: From fellow singer @Pink : "Kelly... More »

Kelly Clarkson Sales Soar After She Backs Ron Paul

Coincidence? ... Probably not

(Newser) - Behold the power of Ron Paul's followers: Since Kelly Clarkson tweeted her support for Paul to be the nominee, her album sales have soared, report CNN Money and the Hollywood Reporter . Her latest, Stronger, shot up from No. 38 to No. 7 on Amazon between Thursday and yesterday, with... More »

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