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Kelly Clarkson Must Pay Ex $2M a Year in Support

But those payments won't last forever

(Newser) - Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock's marriage may be all but over, but the "richer" part of their vows still appears to be coming into play. According to an order handed down Tuesday as part of their divorce proceedings, the singer must pay nearly $200,000 a month to...

NBC Has a Replacement Show for Ellen

Kelly Clarkson's talk show will take over DeGeneres' time slot in 2022

(Newser) - Kelly Clarkson's talk show will replace Ellen DeGeneres' in its time slot on NBC when the latter's show ends its 19-season run in 2022. The Kelly Clarkson Show, which is owned and produced by NBC's syndication arm, launched in September 2019, the Washington Post reports. "By...

Kelly Clarkson: My Ex, His Dad Defrauded Me

She alleges Brandon, Narvel Blackstock charged her outrageous fees, managed her illegally

(Newser) - A few months ago, Kelly Clarkson said her life had turned into "a little bit of a dumpster" after she and husband Brandon Blackstock called it quits. Now, more fuel for that dumpster fire. TMZ reports the 38-year-old American Idol and Voice star has "declared war" on Blackstock,...

Kelly Clarkson's Ex Wants $436K a Month in Divorce

Brandon Blackstock also wants $2M in attorney fees

(Newser) - Kelly Clarkson's divorce case continues, and the latest legal documents filed by her soon-to-be-ex-husband, Brandon Blackstock, reveal that he wants $436,000 per month from the singer, plus an additional $2 million in attorney fees. Of the monthly amount, $301,000 per month is spousal support and the rest...

John Legend at Billboard Awards: 'This Is for Chrissy'

Emotional performance came amid calls to vote, big wins for Post Malone

(Newser) - Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife. From the piano, Legend told viewers "this is for Chrissy" before singing "Never Break," which includes...

Kelly Clarkson on Life After Split: 'a Dumpster'

Singer says we'll hear all about it on her next album

(Newser) - Three months after word of her split from husband Brandon Blackstock, Kelly Clarkson is speaking out on what she's gone through so far. In an interview with Today on Sunday, the 38-year-old American Idol winner and talk show host admitted that it hasn't been easy since she and...

Kelly Clarkson Is Getting Divorced
Kelly Clarkson
Is Getting Divorced

Kelly Clarkson Is Getting Divorced

She and Brandon Blackstock splitting after 7 years

(Newser) - Kelly Clarkson is splitting from her husband of seven years, reports the Blast . The 38-year-old singer and talk show host filed for divorce in Los Angeles last week from her music-manager husband, Brandon Blackstock, reports People . The couple have two kids of their own, daughter River Rose, 5, and son...

John Legend's 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' Redo Not Going Over Well

Legend changed the lyrics to make them less 'date-rapey,' not everyone is pleased

(Newser) - "Baby It's Cold Outside" has become a bit controversial in the #MeToo era, so when John Legend recorded the 1944 holiday classic for the upcoming deluxe edition of his Christmas album, he decided to change the lyrics. That decision isn't going over well with some big names....

BMAs Host Clarkson Left Show 'in Tears From Pain'

Singer 'feeling awesome' after appendix removed Thursday

(Newser) - What a trooper. Kelly Clarkson underwent surgery to remove her appendix within hours of hosting the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday. The 37-year-old showed "absolutely no signs of discomfort" throughout the show, which saw her perform twice, per E! , though she'd been suffering stomach pain for days. "...

Fans Wowed That Kelly Clarkson Didn't Lip-Sync

Singer brought her own band, with horn section, to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

(Newser) - John Legend headed onto Twitter to defend the majority of artists—including himself—who've lip-synced their way through performances in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, per PopSugar . It's technical, he wrote , explaining that the floats performers ride on "don't have the capacity to handle the...

Billboard Awards Pays Tribute to School Shooting Victims

Ed Sheeran won the night's biggest honor

(Newser) - The Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS. A tearful and emotional Kelly Clarkson opened the show in honor of the 10...

Tweets Suggest Allison Mack Had Her Eye on Emma Watson

The 'Smallville' actress is accused of recruiting women into sex cult

(Newser) - "I'm a fellow actress like yourself & involved in an amazing women's movement I think you'd dig. I'd love to chat if you're open." What may have sounded like a friendly invitation when it was tweeted in January 2016 has turned nefarious, at...

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...

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, "...

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!
...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Whitney Houston Was in Denial: Clive Davis
 Whitney Houston 
 Was in Denial: 
 Clive Davis 
tell-all tidbits

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,...

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