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American Idols, Where Are They Now?

April 10th, 2014 9:00pm EDT
American Idols, Where Are They Now?
Once known as the show that could instantly make you a star, "American Idol" has suffered lackluster ratings and has had as many "Idols" fail as succeed. Still, the winners that America voted for have not always stayed within the realm of music, some have spread their wings to the acting world as well. Some of the more popular winners are still in the spotlight, some have faded into obscurity, Here is the latest on what many of your favorite "American Idol" winners have been up to since winning.

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American Idol stars at centre of royalties lawsuit against record label

February 21st, 2014 3:10am EST
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American Idol alumni Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood are at the centre of a lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment bosses, alleging the record label executives owe them more than $10 million (£6 million) in royalties.

Bosses at 19 Recordings, the company founded by American Idol creator Simon Fuller, which oversees contestants' record deals, is claiming Sony Music executives have been shorting royalties on the talent show's artists, including two of its most successful singers, Clarkson and Underwood.

After initial settlement talks failed, 19 Recordings representatives filed the sui...

Justin Guarini 'secretly dated' Kelly Clarkson

February 20th, 2014 12:20pm EST
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Kelly Clarkson's fellow 'American Idol' finalist Justin Guarini claims they had a secret relationship.
The 'Because of You' hitmaker - who is expecting her first child with husband Brandon Blackstock - won the first series of the show in 2002, and the runner-up claims they began a romance when they starred together in movie 'From Justin to Kelly' but separated when her career grew more successful while his stalled.
According to a review posted on website, Justin told the audience at his 'Lovesick' one-man cabaret show in Pennsylvania last week about the romance, and also with anot...

Kelly Clarkson gets puppy for Valentine

February 14th, 2014 5:20pm EST
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Kelly Clarkson got a new puppy for Valentine's Day.
The pregnant 'Since U Been Gone' singer debuted the fluffy new brown pooch, Wyatt, on Twitter, with a picture of her cradling him in her arms.
She wrote: "Everyone ....this is our new little puppy Wyatt. He loves to be held like a baby, which is great practice for me."
Kelly, 31, was quick to point out he is no replacement for her beloved Joplin, who she lost last November.
She added in another tweet: "He can't replace my Joplin that passed away but he's pretty great! (sic)"
The singer's husband, Brandon Blackstock, didn't stop there, an...

Kelly Clarkson will be a 'fun mom'

January 26th, 2014 6:20pm EST
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Kelly Clarkson's friend thinks her strong personality will make her a great mother.
Martina McBride believes the 'Stronger' hitmaker, who recently confirmed she is expecting a baby girl with her husband, Brandon Blackstock, will be a natural when it comes to motherhood because she is so "fun."
The country star, who recently recorded a "soulful" duet with the American Idol winner for Martina's upcoming album, 'Everlasting,' told "She's really fun. Kelly's outgoing and very direct and I feel like she's be a fun mom."
She added: "She has a really good head on her shoulders and she'...

Kelly Clarkson Reveals The Sex Of Her Baby

January 20th, 2014 11:01pm EST
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Kelly Clarkson officially revealed that she and husband Brandon Blackstock are expecting a baby girl.

The singer shared the baby's sex on twitter Monday morning, writing, ""We just found out we're having a girl officially! I knew it! Only a girl could cause this much drama with all this vomiting ha!"

The former American Idol winner is four months along in her pregnancy and has been having a rough go of it.

"I vomit a good dozen times a day, it's, like, bad," she told Ellen DeGeneres while guesting on her show in early December. "Like, I vomited before coming out here and I had a peppermi...

Kelly Clarkson expecting a girl

January 20th, 2014 3:20pm EST
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Kelly Clarkson is expecting a baby girl.
The 'Since U Been Gone' singer confirmed she is having a daughter with husband Brandon Blackstock this morning (20.01.14).
She wrote on Twitter: "We just found out we're having a girl officially! I knew it! Only a girl could cause this much drama with all this vomiting ha! (sic)"
Kelly - who is four months pregnant - has previously tweeted about her battles with morning sickness, writing: "Ladies if you r pregnant & sick as a dog trust me when I say the one thing u will keep down might just be "baked potatoes" #godblesspotatoes (sic)"
She also wrote...

Carrie Underwood named top-earning American Idol alumni

January 15th, 2014 12:20pm EST
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Carrie Underwood has been named the top-earning 'American Idol' alumni.
The country music star and 2005 winner topped Forbes magazine's annual list thanks to her staggering $31 million income over the last year, with a sell-out tour, albums and beauty deals under her belt.
Kelly Clarkson, the first ever 'Idol' winner, came in second place with $7 million with the earnings of two albums and concerts, each scoring her quarter of a million dollars.
The third spot on the list is a surprise tie between season 8 winner Adam Lambert, who landed a guest role on 'Glee', and 2012 winner Phillip Phill...

Pregnant Celebrity Couples Due In 2014

December 29th, 2013 3:03pm EST
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Just because there isn’t a Royal baby or Kimye child on the way doesn’t mean there aren’t bundles of joy to look forward to this year from some of your favorite celebrities. Here are some celebrities couples expecting in 2014:

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green - Announced in August 

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski - Announced in September

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale - Never announced, but obvious

Danielle and Kevin Jonas - Announced in July

Soleil Moon Frye and Jason Goldberg - announced in August 

Lauren Silverman and Simon Cowell - announced in August


Kelly Clarkson's Jewish producer unfamiliar with her favourite Christmas songs

December 26th, 2013 3:00am EST
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Pregnant pop star Kelly Clarkson had to school her producer Grant Kurstin in classic Christmas songs while making her holiday album Wrapped In Red, because the Jewish musician had never heard of any of her festive favourites.

The Since U Been Gone hitmaker made a list of the winter tunes she wanted to cover and was stunned when Kurstin failed to recognise any of the titles.

She says, "It's so funny, he's Jewish, so he didn't know any of the songs, so we were in the studio like, 'You know, Run Run Rudolph (by Chuck Berry)?' and he was like, 'Nope'. 'White Christmas (made popular by Bing Cr...

Kelly Clarkson Planning Christmas Traditions With New Family

December 24th, 2013 10:31pm EST
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Newlywed Kelly Clarkson is modelling her first Christmas as a married woman after the disaster-prone Griswold family's festive celebrations in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

The Since U Been Gone hitmaker wed Brandon Blackstock in October (13) and just weeks later, announced she was pregnant with her first child, and now that she's celebrating her first holiday with her husband and his two kids from a previous relationship, Clarkson is keen on starting traditions with her new family.

Clarkson explains, "We are starting a Blackstock family Christmas weekend in honour of the Griswol...

Kelly Clarkson wants 'huge' family Christmas

December 24th, 2013 12:20pm EST
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Kelly Clarkson is going to have a "huge" family Christmas.
The 'Because of You' hitmaker - who announced she was expecting her first child with her husband Brandon Blackstock last month - is looking forward to hosting a big party for her loved ones over the festive season and is hopeful it will be the first of many to come.
She said: "We're having my side of the family come over and his [Brandon] side of the family and come over and just do fun stuff. As a kid, we weren't afforded that opportunity because everybody lived so far away. We're starting a family tradition, and I'm excited about...

Beyoncé Makes It 5 Number One Albums In A Row

December 19th, 2013 10:45pm EST
Beyoncé tops the Billboard 200 chart with her fifth studio album, the self-titled Beyoncé.  This is huge news, considering the week was initially expected to be a bit slower with Garth Brooks, R. Kelly, and Childish Gambino stealing the notable headlines. Released just Friday, December 13 exclusively to iTunes (CDs are on their way save for Target), Beyoncé not only scores her fifth consecutive no. 1 album, but also her biggest sales week with 617,000 copies sold.  Billboard earlier reported that Beyoncé had the largest selling sales week for an iTunes album.   Compare it to the opening wee...

Kelly Clarkson posts awkward festive family portrait online

December 11th, 2013 3:20am EST
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Kelly Clarkson and her new family have been kidnapped by Santa - or at least that's what the photo on the front of the Blackstock Christmas card suggests.

The pregnant newlywed posted the intentionally awkward family shot on on Tuesday (10Dec13).

In it, she and husband Brandon Blackstock and her stepchildren Savannah and Seth are wrapped up in Christmas lights and wrapping paper as Father Christmas sits on a chair beside them.

Clarkson posted the caption: "Merry Christmas from the Blackstocks."

Kelly Clarkson Responds To Cheating Rumors About Husband

December 9th, 2013 2:03pm EST
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Mom-to-be Kelly Clarkson has slammed despicable rumors her husband Brandon Blackstock is involved in an extramarital affair and expecting a child with another woman.

The 31 year-old singer recently became the subject of a number of tabloids when a woman came forward claiming she was having an affair with Blackstock and was five months pregnant with his child.

Nevertheless, Clarkson finally spoke out against the rumors on Friday, taking to Twitter to deny the allegations.

She writes, "Keep hearing random rumors of me & Brandon splitting or that's he's cheating on me. Stop with all the ...

Kelly Clarkson wants a 'chunky' child

December 8th, 2013 4:20am EST
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Kelly Clarkson wants a "chunky" baby.
The 'Since U Been Gone' singer is pregnant with her first child with husband Brandon Blackstock, and says she hopes her baby - which she thinks is going to be a girl - has plenty of meat on her.
She told America's OK! magazine: "I want chunky babies. I just love chunky babies. I want to bite their chunky arms and thighs. They're just so cute!"
Kelly, 31, and Brandon - who also has children Savannah, 12, and Seth, six, from a previous relationship - have got some names in mind for their young one, but won't say whether they will be traditional or modern....

Kelly Clarkson Says Pregnancy Is 'Horrible' & Vomits 12 Times A Day

December 6th, 2013 6:00pm EST
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Kelly Clarkson isn't having an easy pregnancy. She's vomiting profusely and losing her hair.

The singer and her husband Brandon Blackstock are expecting their first child together, and morning sickness forced the former "American Idol" star to cancel a promotional appearance.

She told Ellen DeGeneres: "I vomit a good dozen times a day, it's, like, bad. Like, I vomited before coming out here and I had a peppermint so you didn't (know)... I'm not even kidding, it's so bad. It's so bad. I know, it's, like, so gross."
Clarkson admitted she's dealing with several nasty side effects while exp...

Kelly Clarkson vomits a 'dozen times' a day

December 6th, 2013 12:20pm EST
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Kelly Clarkson has been vomiting a "dozen times a day" due to morning sickness.
The 'Since U Been Gone' hitmaker is suffering from terrible first trimester ailments and while she is ecstatic to be expecting a child with her husband Brandon Blackstock, she hasn't had the easiest start to her pregnancy.
Speaking during an appearance on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' today (12.06.13), she said: "I vomit a good dozen times a day. It's, like, bad. I vomited before coming out here and I had a peppermint so you didn't [know] ... I'm not even kidding, it's so bad. It's so bad. I know it's, like, so gro...

Kelly Clarkson & Mary J. Blige headline New York Christmas party

December 4th, 2013 8:30pm EST
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Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis and Mary J. Blige officially kicked off the holidays in New York on Wednesday night (04Dec13) by performing at the 81st annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center celebration.

Brit Lewis got the show under the big tree in Manhattan started with her rendition of Wizzard's I Wish it Could Be Christmas Every Day, while other highlights included pregnant Clarkson's take on Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson's Blue Christmas, which has been recorded by Dean Martin, Willie Nelson and Elvis Presley, among others, Blige's jazzy cover of The Christmas Song and Mariah Carey's upb...

Kelly Clarkson has severe morning sickness

November 26th, 2013 3:20pm EST
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Kelly Clarkson is battling severe morning sickness.
The 'Stronger' hitmaker, who is expecting her first child with her new husband, Brandon Blackstock, next year, confessed she is experiencing non-stop nausea as she is still in the first trimester.
The 31-year-old star told America's 'TODAY' show this morning (11.26.13): "I don't know why they call it morning sickness. That's my big joke right now because it's all day and all night. I am super-excited about being pregnant, though. I'm just looking forward to the second trimester . . . they say it's better."
Kelly, who was very open in the p...

Adele warned Kelly Clarkson not to have a baby

November 22nd, 2013 2:20am EST
Adele warned Kelly Clarkson not to have a baby yet.
The 'Someone Like You' hitmaker welcomed a son, Angelo, with Simon Konecki in October 2012 and has been taking an extended break from music ever since, so she was quick to remind fellow singer Kelly that becoming a mother might affect her career.
Kelly - who announced she was expected her first child with her husband Brandon Blackstock on Twitter earlier this week - admits she paid no attention to her new pal Adele's words of wisdom.
The first 'American Idol' winner told Us Weekly magazine: "I ran into her at the Grammys last year, and I w...

Kelly Clarkson felt pathetically alone

November 21st, 2013 9:20pm EST
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Kelly Clarkson was "pathetically alone" before she got married.
The former 'X Factor' USA winner, who has announced she's pregnant with her first child after marrying Brandon Blackstock, has spoken about her struggle to find love.
She told Parade magazine: "I was single for almost seven years. Every Christmas, it was like, 'Seriously, I'm still pathetically alone? Awesome. I'm still telling people I'm okay with it? I'm not."
The 'Stronger' singer admitted she only dated three men before music manager Brandon, who she married on October 20 in Tennessee.
The 31-year-old said: "Two of them ...

Kelly Clarkson Confirms Pregnancy Just A Month After Her Wedding

November 19th, 2013 9:45pm EST
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Less than a month after marrying fiance Brandon Blackstock in a small ceremony in Tennessee, Kelly Clarkson is pregnant.

The singer took to her Twitter page on Tuesday to announce her news, writing, "I'm pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever."

Rumors have been swirling recently that the star was pregnant, and Kelly's made it no secret that she wants a baby as soon as possible.

During an appearance on Jay Leno's late night show last week Kelly said that she and Brandon were actively "trying" and that "practice makes perfect."

Leno practically begged ...

Kelly Clarkson is expecting her first child

November 19th, 2013 9:20pm EST
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Kelly Clarkson is pregnant with her first child.
The 'Stronger' hitmaker, who married music manager Brandon Blackstock just last month, announced the news on Twitter yesterday (19.11.13).
The 31-year-old tweeted: "I'm pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever :)"
Kelly postponed a gig in Buffalo, Tennessee due to "illness" on Saturday night and said she was "trying to get better".
She is believed to be suffering from morning sickness and fans tweeted their support.
One wrote: "SO happy for you two!! Congrats! It gets easier after the 1st trimester, I prom...

Kelly Clarkson to be first-time mum

November 19th, 2013 7:10pm EST
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Newlywed Kelly Clarkson is set to become a first-time mum.

The Since U Been Gone singer tied the knot with Brandon Blackstock last month (Oct13), and has made it no secret she wants to expand their family right away.

And, on Tuesday (19Nov13), Clarkson took to to share the exciting news, writing, "I'm pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever."

Just last week (11Nov13), Clarkson sparked rumours about a pregnancy during an appearance on The Late Show with Jay Leno in America, when he inquired about her desire to have a child.

The star joked "...

Kelly Clarkson's dog has died

November 15th, 2013 3:20pm EST
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Kelly Clarkson's dog has died.
The 31-year-old star is mourning the loss of her miniature labradoodle, Joplin, who passed away after being diagnosed with cancer.
According to Kelly shared the sad news with fans while performing at the Hard Rock Cafe for the Musicians On Call: Nashville benefit on Thursday evening (14.11.13) when she dedicated 'Stronger' to the pooch.
Joplin was a cute black dog that Kelly adopted in 2011 however in August 2012 he had a health scare and the blonde beauty took to Facebook to share the news with her fans and urged them to pray for him whil...

Adele warned Kelly Clarkson about babies

November 13th, 2013 6:20pm EST
Adele warned Kelly Clarkson not to have a baby.
The 'Stronger' hitmaker, who is eager to start a family with her new husband Brandon Blackstock, has revealed the British star advised her not to get pregnant unless she was ready to take a career break and stay at home.
The 31-year-old star told Us Weekly magazine that the 25-year-old Oscar-winning singer told her at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February: "Girl, don't have a baby 'cause everything else will go on the back burner. I'm living in babyland!"
The 'Set Fire to the Rain' singer gave birth to her first son, Angelo, with her fi...

Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstock Have Sex 'Like Rabbits'

November 12th, 2013 12:20pm EST
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Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock have been trying for a baby "like rabbits".

The 'Because Of You' hitmaker and her new husband are spending all their spare time in bed to get pregnant as soon as possible.

Rabbits have an extraordinarily high sex drive, something the 31-year-old singer says she can identify with as she is so desperate to have a child.

Speaking on 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' on Monday, Kelly said: "[We want a baby] now! Practice makes perfect! We're trying, trying, trying ... Like rabbits!"

The former 'American Idol' winner says becoming a step-mother to Brandon...

Kelly Clarkson Hints At Pregnancy

November 12th, 2013 12:03pm EST
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Kelly Clarkson has not kept her desire to become a mother a secret ever since she wed Brandon Blackstock. However, that doesn't mean she's ready to publically announce when she's carrying.

Clarkson was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno when she revealed she and her husband are actively trying to get pregnant. She joked, "Practice makes perfect."

Leno then asked, "Are you pregnant now?" Clark indignantly replied, "What are you saying?"

Leno said that fellow talk show host Ellen DeGeneres always gets the pregnancy news before he does. "I always get this stars that come and go, 'I'm think...

Arcade Fire debut Reflektor at the top of the U.S. charts

November 6th, 2013 8:40pm EST
Arcade Fire
Canadian rockers Arcade Fire have rocketed to the top of the U.S. album chart with their new release Reflektor.

The band became the only act to sell more than 100,000 copies of an album last week and hit number one with 140,000 sales.

Katy Perry's Prism slips to two after one week on top of the Billboard 200, while newlywed Kelly Clarkson celebrates Christmas early at three with the debut of her holiday album Wrapped in Red.

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