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Kelly Clarkson Shows Off Daughter River Rose

3/1/2015 9:01am EST
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Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson went from being music's most proudly outspoken Miss Independent to a married mom of three in less than one year.

In this week's cover story, Clarkson, 32, opens up to PEOPLE about motherhood to 8-month-old daughter River Rose with husband Brandon Blackstock, 38, and her step kids Savannah and Seth.

While her career continues to flourish - her sixth studio album, "Piece by Piece," debuts on March 3 and a world tour kicks off later this year - she says it's now "in a little sidecar" next to her life with Blackstock and their kids.

"I love what I do, but I feel ...

Kelly Clarkson 'Cried For A Solid Hour' Over This Project

2/26/2015 11:06am EST
Kelly Clarkson Cried And Pleaded To Get Out Of Making 'From Just
Kelly Clarkson revealed a few personal tidbits about herself in a recent feature with Us Weekly, including how she felt about making the 2003 film "From Justin To Kelly."

Hint: she wasn't thrilled about the project.

"I cried for a solid hour on the phone with the creator of American Idol and pleaded to be let out of the contract that said I had to film From Justin to Kelly," she confessed to the magazine in which she lists 25 things you may not know about her.

Clarkson made the film after winning the first season of "American Idol," and runner-up Justin Guarini was her co-star. The film ...

Why Is Reba McEntire Defending Daughter-In-Law Kelly Clarkson?

2/22/2015 11:00am EST
Reba McEntire Defends Daughter-In-Law Kelly Clarkson's Weight
Kelly Clarkson's mother-in-law, Reba McEntire, defended the singer against a recent backlash about her weight since the birth of her daughter, River Rose.

McEntire is married to manager Narvel Blackstock, and her step-son Brandon Blackstock recently welcomed his first child with Clarkson.

“She's a doll," McEntire said of baby River to Entertainment Tonight.

"She's been in London with her mom and dad and her granddad because my husband manages myself and Kelly. So they've been very busy and that's given a lot of together time for Narvel and River. And he's loving every minute of it. He se...

Kelly Clarkson Announces New Album

1/5/2015 8:19am EST
Kelly Clarkson Teases Fans With Hints And Clues About New Album
It's been two years since Kelly Clarkson released an album- and even that was just a Christmas album, "Wrapped in Red" (psshhhhhh... barely even counts).

Now, the "Stronger" singer has finally announced another studio album. Over the weekend, she took to Twitter to tell the world that, yes, we'll be hearing more from her.

Clarkson first revealed the album's genre: pop, with slight touches of rock, country, R&B and dance music.

People keep asking. My next album is pop. But I am always influenced by music I love, which is pop-rock/country/r&b/dance #whoknowswhatsnext

— Kelly Clarkson...

12 ‘Dark’ Songs

11/1/2014 3:00pm EDT
12 ‘Dark’ Songs
The key to this list – every song title must feature some form of the work dark. The results of searching all songs with the word dark in it – epic, eclectic, and nothing short of captivating.

1) Katy Perry featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse” (Prism, 2013)

One of the best tracks from Katy Perry’s Prism, “Dark Horse” has a gangsta beat not to mention the fact that she collaborates with gangsta/dirty south rapper Juicy J. This #1 hit is dark and infectious.

2) Kelly Clarkson, “Dark Side” (Stronger, 2011)

Kelly Clarkson’s words speak true on her spectacularly ‘dark’ single “Dark ...

Watch Kelly Clarkson Cover Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' And Totally 'Slay' It

10/27/2014 2:29pm EDT
Watch Kelly Clarkson Cover Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' And Tot
Kelly Clarkson surprised the crowed at her concert in Buffalo, New York on Saturday night with a cover version of Taylor Swift's recent hit "Shake It Off."

The former "American Idol" winner slowed things down with a bluesy beginning that showed off her vocal chops, calling the song one of her "favorite songs out right now."

Swift, whose new album "1989" drops today, caught wind of the performance and tweeted out the YouTube video to her fans, writing, "Watching Kelly Clarkson SLAY 'Shake It Off' is an excellent way to celebrate 26 HOURS TIL 1989!"

Watching Kelly Clarkson SLAY "Shak...

25 Celebrity Republicans - Some May Shock You

9/25/2014 11:44am EDT
25 Celebrity Republicans - Some May Shock You
Let's face it - Hollywood attracts a lot of Democrats. Many stars champion gay rights, environmental causes and other issues that are important for that political party.

But there are plenty of Republicans in Tinseltown. Some are less vocal about their political views, while others are conservative and proud.

Former Disney star Hilary Duff performed at George W. Bush's 2005 inauguration and is a registered Republican. The singer/actress is dropping a new pop album in October and recently told the press she's open to a "Lizzie McGuire" reunion.

Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Shann...

9 Classic Memorable Reality TV Moments: From Innocent To Cruel

8/20/2014 7:00pm EDT
9 Classic Memorable Reality TV Moments: From Innocent To Cruel
The one thing about reality television is that for the most part, it is completely unscripted (or so the networks would like us to believe.) What happens on camera is usually a reaction to something another cast member did and therefore, causes lots of juicy ammunition for others to keep the perpetual fires lit. Reality has become a hotbed of catcalls, catfights, bad behavior and image-wrecking scenarios. Still, there are some bright lights in the genre. Some of the best reality show moments have made us cry, held back our disbelief and ran us straight to social media to talk about it with ...

Kelly Clarkson Welcomes Daughter River Rose

6/14/2014 7:48pm EDT
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Singer Kelly Clarkson welcomed her first child with husband Brandon Blackstock on Thursday and revealed the news on Twitter today.

She happily announced: "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!!"

The couple got married in Tennessee in October, and she revealed her pregnancy news four weeks later. In January she told fans she was expecting a girl. "I knew it! Only a girl could cause this much drama with all this vomiting ha!" she said.

Clarkson's friend Martina McBride recently said of the f...

American Idols, Where Are They Now?

4/10/2014 9:00pm EDT
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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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Kelly Clarkson Reveals The Sex Of Her Baby

1/20/2014 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...

Pregnant Celebrity Couples Due In 2014

12/29/2013 3:03pm EST
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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


Beyoncé Makes It 5 Number One Albums In A Row

12/19/2013 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 Responds To Cheating Rumors About Husband

12/9/2013 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 Says Pregnancy Is 'Horrible' & Vomits 12 Times A Day

12/6/2013 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 Confirms Pregnancy Just A Month After Her Wedding

11/19/2013 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 Hints At Pregnancy

11/12/2013 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...

Review: Kelly Clarkson, 'Wrapped in Red'

11/3/2013 7:20pm EST
Kelly Clarkson, 'Wrapped in Red'
Clarkson delivers a compelling holiday offering with ‘Wrapped in Red’

It is a moment that every serious artist should seize – the holiday album. Kelly Clarkson has been holding out – like since 2003.  Now 11 years after being crowned the first American Idol and becoming one of few to transcend merely being a contestant on the show, Clarkson finally releases that Christmas album.  What Clarkson does do that is respectable and captivating is that she eschews the traditional carol-dominated Christmas in favor of one with more risks.  I wouldn’t go so far as to call it innovative mind you, but...

All The Details On Kelly Clarkson's Secret Wedding!

10/27/2013 9:00am EDT
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Once planning on a grand wedding for 200 guests, Grammy award-winning singer Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock instead say “I do” in an intimate ceremony on a farm in eastern Tennessee. This week’s issue of PEOPLE reports on all the details -- the dress, the rings, the flowers, and their baby plans.

Hosting a party for around 40 close friends and family on Oct. 12 – eight days before their surprise nuptials at the private Blackberry Farm, nestled on 4200 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains – the pair “had no wedding jitters at all,” says their friend, Beverly Hills jewelry designer John...

'The Fifth Estate' Flops At The Box Office, Katy Perry's 'PRISM' Is Solid And Mature, Pauly D's Lovechild

10/23/2013 9:25am EDT
The Fifth Estate
Wikileaks Drama 'The Fifth Estate' Is A Box Office Flop, 'Gravity' Prevails Again
"The Fifth Estate" earned just $1.7 million at the U.S. box office over the weekend, making it the worst major debut of the year so far and an official film flop. (keep reading...)

Review: Katy Perry 'Prism' – A Solid, Mature And Enjoyable Album
Katy Perry eschews ‘going stupid’ on her fourth studio effort Prism, which is a shocking revelation for an artist who in the past has tended to ‘push the envelope’. That isn’t to say that Perry doesn’t have her share of fun here (she does), but if fans were looking ...

Kelly Clarkson Shares Photos From Her Wedding To Brandon Blackstock

10/22/2013 10:32pm EDT
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Kelly Clarkson shared a few pictures from her wedding over the weekend in Walland, Tennessee.

The singer married longtime boyfriend Brandon Blackstock at Blackberry Farm in a very small and private ceremony on Sunday.

"I'm officially Mrs. Blackstock. We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms in TN, the most beautiful place ever!" she tweeted on Monday.

Kelly, who wore a Temperly London wedding gown, recently told Us Weekly that the couple's busy schedules meant a small and quick wedding.

"We have to fit our romantic life into our schedule," she said. "It'll be both a wedding and an e...

Kelly Clarkson Marries Brandon Blackstock In Tennessee

10/21/2013 11:00pm EDT
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Kelly Clarkson and her fiance Brandon Blackstock tied the knot in a private ceremony in Tennessee over the weekend.

Hours following the Sunday ceremony, the sister of a chef at Blackberry Farm in Wallad posted on Twitter: "Kelly Clarkson got married at Blackberry Farm today... My sister is a chef at Blackberry Farms... CRAZY!"

This is the first marriage for Clarkson and second for Blackstock, who has two children.

Clarkson and Blackstock, who got engaged in December 2012, planned to have a large wedding but eventually scaled it back.
The pop star told, "We had a wedding pla...

The Morning Roundup: Kate Gosselin Suing Ex For Identity Theft, Kelly Clarkson Bashes VMAs, Breaking Bad Recap

8/27/2013 9:41am EDT
Kate Gosselin
Kate Gosselin has filed a huge lawsuit against her ex-husband Jon, accusing hime of hacking into her computer to get information for a tell-all memoir. Jon reportedly stole her hard drive and was able to get his hands on bank records and phone logs. She's suing for a reported seven-figures for invasion of privacy and identity theft. (story)

Kelly Clarkson summed up the 2013 MTV VMAs with just one tweet: "#pitchystrippers". The singer didn't name any names, but she was reportedly appalled by the performances of "a couple" of stars at the award ceremony. We gather she's referring to Lady Gag...

Kelly Clarkson Denies Pregnancy Rumor & Explains Why She's Eloping

8/23/2013 8:29am EDT
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After Kelly Clarkson announced she was scrapping plans for a big wedding and planning to elope, tongues started wagging suggesting she wanted a quick ceremony because she was pregnant.

The singer responded to the rumors on Twitter, writing: "FYI ....Brandon [Blackstock] & I are getting married & no I am not pregnant. We are eloping for one reason only. We both want an intimate ceremony."

She told People magazine earlier this week: "We are so busy that we finally just came to terms the other night and were like, 'So, we change our minds and we want to elope. We just got so overwhelmed by i...

Kelly Clarkson Decides To Elope After Being Overwhelmed By Wedding Plans

8/22/2013 8:49pm EDT
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There won't be a fairytale wedding for Kelly Clarkson and her music executive fiance Brandon Blackstock. After much consideration, the pop star has decided she wants to elope.

She abandoned plans for an "earthy" autumn wedding at their home because they're both too busy to make it work.

Clarkson, 31, told People: "We are so busy that we finally just came to terms the other night and were like, 'So, we change our minds and we want to elope.' We just got so overwhelmed by it - all the decisions.
"We sent out a save-the-date to everyone, and then it got crazy and all the details were leaki...

Jane Austen Museum Receives Anonymous $150,000 Donation To Help Keep Ring

8/13/2013 9:37am EDT
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Kelly Clarkson has been dealt a setback in her fight to keep a ring once owned by renowned author Jane Austen after museum curators were handed a $150,000 donation to help buy back the treasured relic.

The 31 year-old singe purchased the turquoise piece last year for around $188,175, but Britain's Culture Minister Ed Vaizey opposed her bid to take it out of the country. He placed an export ban on the piece and ruled the sale will be voided if another buyer can match Clarkson's offer before September 30th.

Curators at the Jane Austen's House Museum in Hampshire, England launched a campaig...

British Museum Launches Campaign To Buy Back Jane Austen Ring From Kelly Clarkson

8/12/2013 10:40am EDT
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Kelly Clarkson is facing a battle to keep her Jane Austen engagement ring after curators of a museum launched a campaign to buy back the treasured relic.

Last year, the 31 year-old singer purchased the gem, one of the few surviving pieces of jewelry known to have belonged to the author, for around $188,175.  

Now, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export ban on the ring in a bid to keep it in the Britain and he has encouraged other potential buyers to match Clarkson's offer before September 30th.

Nevertheless, curators of the Jane Austen's House Museum in Hampshire, Eng...

Celebrities Pay Tribute To Kidd Kraddick Following His Sudden Death

7/28/2013 9:36am EDT
Harry Styles
Stars paid tribute to Kidd Kraddick following the sad news of his passing. Celebrities including Richie Sambora, Kelly Clarkson and Harry Styles have paid tribute to American radio host Kidd Kraddick after he died suddenly on Saturday aged 53.

Kraddick, real name David Kraddick, passed away at a charity golf tournament in New Orleans, Louisiana while raising money for his Kidd's Kids foundation but no official cause of death had been announced.
He presented radio show Kidd Kraddick in the Morning on Dallas, Texas station KHKS-FM 106.1 and representatives from his company YEA Networks re...

Kelly Clarkson Shares Beautiful Engagement Photo

7/27/2013 11:00am EDT
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Kelly Clarkson is busy planning her wedding, and on Thursday she shared a photo from her engagement shoot in England in which she wears a gorgeous white gown and is surrounded by books.

She posted on Twitter: "Ok, just saw my engagement shoot pics & I have to share one!!! :) Thanks @kobyb & @TerilynBrown! Ready to #TieItUp!"

Last month she released her latest single, "Tie It Up," in which she wore a long veil and lace dress on the cover.

Clarkson, 31, admitted earlier this year that she had a breakdown while trying on wedding dresses because she didn't feel very beautiful.

Her boyfriend...

Pop Topper of the Week: Kelly Clarkson - 'Tie It Up'

7/3/2013 11:14am EDT
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Last week was the release of a pop/country infusion. Now before you turn to the next article at the word “country,” maybe the words “Kelly Clarkson” will keep your interest! Maybe I’ll also keep your interest by saying Amanda Bynes is on a roll this week with the celebrity insults.

But back to the musical aspect of pop culture! It is true that the one and only Kelly Clarkson has released another/a country single. “Another” if you believe her other single Don’t Rush is considered country, but “a” if you’re under the impression that this is her first. Because of this concoction of pop and co...