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Review: Kelly Clarkson, 'Wrapped in Red'

November 3rd, 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...
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Kelly Clarkson buys new home

October 27th, 2013 4:50pm EDT
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Kelly Clarkson has splashed out on a new home for $2.8 million in Tennessee.
The 'Stronger' hitmaker, 31, who tied the knot with music manager Brandon Blackstock in an intimate ceremony at the Blackberry Farm resort in Walland, Tennessee, last week, quietly purchased a sprawling estate in Hendersonville under a trust last year and is now living there with her new husband.
A local source told E! News: "When Kelly is here, she is home. She is friendly to everyone."
The 'American Idol' winner's new home boasts seven bedrooms and nine bedrooms, a home cinema, gym, elevator, and sits on four-acr...
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All The Details On Kelly Clarkson's Secret Wedding!

October 27th, 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...
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One Direction to perform at American Music Awards

October 24th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
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One Direction will perform at the American Music Awards next month.
The 'Best Song Ever' hitmakers - consisting of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson - will make their on-stage debut at the annual awards ceremony on November 24, reports E! News.
The group will perform for their legions of fans at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, joining a bill that includes 'Wrecking Ball' singer Miley Cyrus - who previously shocked the world with her racy twerking antics at the MTV Video Music Awards in August. It's not yet known what song the pop band will perform, but ...
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Kelly Clarkson has a fairy tale romance

October 23rd, 2013 3:20pm EDT
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Kelly Clarkson and her new husband Brandon Blackstock have a fairy tale romance.
The 31-year-old singer tied the knot with the music manager - whom she has been dating since February 2012 - in an intimate ceremony at the Blackberry Farm resort in Walland, Tennessee, on Saturday (10.20.13), and according to her stylist Steph Ashmore, they are the perfect couple.
She told People magazine: "When you see Kelly and Brandon together, they are just as in love as you would think of in a fairy tale."
Kelly, whose only wedding guests were Brandon's children, Savannah, 12, and Seth, six, from his firs...
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'The Fifth Estate' Flops At The Box Office, Katy Perry's 'PRISM' Is Solid And Mature, Pauly D's Lovechild

October 23rd, 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 ...
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Kelly Clarkson Shares Photos From Her Wedding To Brandon Blackstock

October 22nd, 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...
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Kelly Clarkson shares video from intimate wedding

October 22nd, 2013 8:30pm EDT
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Kelly Clarkson has given fans a sneak peak into her intimate wedding day by posting a video of her nuptials online.

The Since U Been Gone hitmaker tied the knot with Brandon Blackstock on Sunday (20Oct13) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee and took to Twitter.com the following day (21Oct13) to confirm news that broke hours after the ceremony.

And on Tuesday (22Oct13), the singer returned to the microblogging site to share a professionally-filmed video, which captures moments from the newlyweds' big day, and wrote, "Here is a little video of our special day! Thanks to everyone for al...
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Kelly Clarkson's mother isn't upset about wedding

October 22nd, 2013 3:20pm EDT
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Kelly Clarkson's mother isn't upset about not being invited to her wedding.
The 31-year-old singer tied the knot with music manager Brandon Blackstock - whom she has been dating since February 2012 - in an intimate ceremony at the Blackberry Farm resort in Walland, Tennessee, on Saturday (10.20.13), where the only guests were Brandon's children, Savannah, 12, and Seth, six, from his first marriage.
But her mother Jeanne Taylor insists Kelly's family were "fine" about being left off the guest list.
She told Celebuzz.com: "[Kelly] was so afraid we might be upset. But we were fine with it. I h...
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Kelly Clarkson Marries Brandon Blackstock In Tennessee

October 21st, 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 Eonline.com, "We had a wedding pla...
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Kelly Clarkson gets married

October 21st, 2013 1:50pm EDT
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Kelly Clarkson has got married.

The 31-year-old singer reportedly tied the knot with music manager Brandon Blackstock - who she has been dating since February 2012 - at the luxurious Blackberry Farm resort in Walland, Tennessee, on Saturday (10.19.13).

Renee Beranek, a relative of an employee at the stunning venue, wrote on Twitter: "Kelly Clarkson got married at Blackberry Farm today... My sister is the chef at Blackberry Farms... Crazy! (sic)".

The 'Stronger' hitmaker sparked speculation of the nuptials after she filed for a marriage license in the town of Sumner County, Tennessee, las...
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Kelly Clarkson Obtains Marriage Licence

October 19th, 2013 1:31pm EDT
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Singer Kelly Clarkson is one step closer to becoming Mrs. Brandon Blackstock after obtaining a marriage licence in Tennessee.

The couple filed for the legal document in Sumner County, near Nashville on Tuesday (15Oct13), giving Clarkson and Blackstock 30 days to wed.

The Since U Been Gone hitmaker recently revealed they were planning to marry in a small ceremony by the end of October (13), after previously contemplating a massive celebration.

She told Eonline.com, "We had a wedding planned, like a huge one - and we still have a wedding planned, but we're not doing the big huge one.

"We'...
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Kelly Clarkson to wed this weekend?

October 18th, 2013 6:20pm EDT
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Kelly Clarkson may marry this weekend.
The 31-year-old singer has sparked speculation she may finally tie the knot with music manager Brandon Blackstock after they filed for a marriage license in the town of Sumner County, which is just north of Nashville, Tennessee, on Tuesday (10.15.13).
The couple now have 30 days to get hitched and People.com reports they may marry as soon as this weekend.
Kelly recently hinted her nuptials were happening "really soon".
The 'Stronger' hitmaker had previously envisioned a big wedding with all of her friends and family in attendance, but has since nixed t...
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Two Katy Perry songs leak online

October 17th, 2013 5:20am EDT
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Two new Katy Perry tracks have leaked online.
The songs 'Unconditionally' and 'Birthday' from the singer's forthcoming album, 'Prism', have surfaced on the internet ahead of the record's scheduled release on Tuesday (22.10.13).
'Birthday' is an R&B dance track which has been likened to Whitney Houston's early singles.
'Unconditionally' - produced by frequent collaborator Dr. Luke - is a four-minute love song, and features the lyrics: "I'll walk through this storm, I would / All because I love you."
The leak is bound to be a disappointment for Katy, who has gone to great lengths to keep her...
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Kelly Clarkson getting healthy for motherhood

October 14th, 2013 3:10am EDT
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Singer Kelly Clarkson has embarked on a major health makeover, so she can become a fit mum as soon as she weds fiance Brandon Blackstock later this month (Oct13).

The Since U Been Gone hitmaker's slimmed down look has little to do with fitting into her Alice Temperley gown - she's keen to have a healthy pregnancy.

She explains, "I wanna be doing the best I can for that kid and giving it the best shot right off the bat, coming from a healthy body.

"I would never do that for myself, but I'll do it for a baby, of course."
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Kelly Clarkson talks about 'confusing' wedding plans

October 12th, 2013 10:20am EDT
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Kelly Clarkson has opened up about her "confusing" wedding plans.
The 'Stronger' singer is set to marry music manager Brandon Blackstock very soon, but plans were put on hold after the couple decided to scale down the ceremony.
Asked by E! News if they were married yet, she said: "OK, this is why it's confusing.
"I'm not married yet, because we had a wedding planned, like a huge one - and we still have a wedding planned, but we're not doing the big huge one."
Instead, the pair will "go off with" Brandon's two children - Savannah and Seth - from a previous marriage and tie the knot in an int...
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Kelly Clarkson: I want baby by Christmas

October 11th, 2013 6:20pm EDT
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Kelly Clarkson wants to get pregnant by Christmas.
The 'Stronger' hitmaker, who is due to tie the knot with music manager Brandon Blackstock imminently, is hoping to follow up their nuptials by trying for their first child - and the ambitious 31-year-old singer has set herself a December deadline to meet her goal.
She confessed to Access Hollywood: "We're getting married soon - like really soon - and I already told him that when we're past the wedding, I want a baby. I was like, 'That's my Christmas present that you can give me.' "
The 'Mr. Know It All' songstress has some parenting experie...
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Kelly Clarkson to marry in a couple of weeks

October 9th, 2013 3:20pm EDT
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Kelly Clarkson can't wait to marry Brandon Blackstock in a couple of weeks.
The 'Catch My Breath' singer and her fiance, who has two children, Savannah and Seth, from a previous marriage, are planning tie the knot in a small ceremony later this month and she has hinted she hopes to get pregnant before the end of the year.
The 31-year-old star told 'The View' on Wednesday (10.09.13): "We just got off tour so in a couple of weeks we're just taking the kids and doing something really small.
"He has two kids, he has a 12-year-old and a six-year-old, and they're awesome. I really lucked out on t...
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Kelly Clarkson jetted to Peru for fair trade campaign

September 16th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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Singer Kelly Clarkson recently jetted to Peru to visit coffee farms as part of a campaign launching Fair Trade Month in October (13).

The My Life Would Suck Without You hitmaker flew to the South American country to meet with farmers and raise awareness of fair trade initiatives, which help struggling workers become financially stable and self-sufficient.

The pop star admits the experience was eye-opening for her, telling People.com, "I didn't know that a lot of them didn't have electricity. That's the one cool thing that was for me to learn with this opportunity, (through fair trade) the...
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The Morning Roundup: Kate Gosselin Suing Ex For Identity Theft, Kelly Clarkson Bashes VMAs, Breaking Bad Recap

August 27th, 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...
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Kelly Clarkson Slams VMA Performers, Calls One A 'Pitchy Stripper'

August 27th, 2013 8:31am EDT
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Kelly Clarkson has blasted performers at the MTV Video Music Awards last night.

The hitmaker was left less then impressed with "a couple" of the stars at the annual ceremony but refused to specify who had drawn her wrath.

She wrote on her Twitter account: "Just saw a couple performances from the VMA's last night. 2 words.... #pitchystrippers."

When a fan said while she approved of the comment, it still "wasn't very nice", Kelly responded by insisting she was actually holding back.

She joked: "@sheybug74 haha that WAS me being nice!"

Although the 'American Idol' winner didn't name the s...
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Kelly Clarkson Denies Pregnancy Rumor & Explains Why She's Eloping

August 23rd, 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...
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Kelly Clarkson Decides To Elope After Being Overwhelmed By Wedding Plans

August 22nd, 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...
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Kelly Clakson gives up on wedding plans

August 21st, 2013 8:30pm EDT
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Kelly Clarkson has abandoned her plans for a fairytale wedding and insists she and her fiance Brandon Blackstock are now considering eloping.

The singer was planning an "earthy" autumn (13) wedding at the home she shares with the music executive, but admits the planning has become a little too much for her.

The Since U Been Gone singer tells People.com, "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 (invitation) to everyone ...
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Kelly Clarkson Could Lose Out On Jane Austen Ring

August 13th, 2013 8:15pm EDT
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An anonymous donor has given $150,000 to stop Kelly Clarkson from buying a ring once owned by Jane Austen.

The singer - who is a self-confessed "history nerd" - could lose out on owning the prized heirloom, which she won at auction in the UK last year, after the Hampshire-based Jane Austen's House Museum received a six figure donation to help it match bid.

Kelly was blocked from taking the turquoise-and-gold ring out of country after it was deemed a 'national treasure' and an export bar was placed on the item. Potential buyers were given until September 30 to match the 'American Idol' win...
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Jane Austen Museum Receives Anonymous $150,000 Donation To Help Keep Ring

August 13th, 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...
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British Museum Launches Campaign To Buy Back Jane Austen Ring From Kelly Clarkson

August 12th, 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...
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Celebrities Pay Tribute To Kidd Kraddick Following His Sudden Death

July 28th, 2013 9:36am EDT
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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...
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Kelly Clarkson Shares Beautiful Engagement Photo

July 27th, 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...
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Kelly Clarkson's tears for ancestor on TV show

July 24th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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Singer Kelly Clarkson broke down in tears during an episode of U.S. genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? after discovering an ancestor served during America's Civil War.

The Stronger hitmaker delved into her family history for the series and was stunned to learn her three-times great-grandfather, Isaiah Rose, was a Union soldier, who was hailed a hero following the 1860s battles that divided the nation.

During the episode, which aired in the U.S. on Tuesday night (23Jul13), Clarkson discovered Rose became a state senator in Ohio after the war and risked his reputation to fight for the...
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