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Kelly Clarkson Crowned Highest-Earning 'American Idol' Star

January 30th, 2013 5:36pm EST
Kelly Clarkson
Singer Kelly Clarkson has been crowned the highest-earning American Idol contestant, according to Forbes magazine.

Clarkson, who was the talent show's first winner in 2002, came out on top of a success list after pulling in a whopping $8 million over a 12-month period, beginning in May, 2011.

Fellow champion Carrie Underwood shared second place with rocker Chris Daughtry with earnings of $5 million, while country singer Scotty McCreery came in third with $4 million.

Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson was fourth after surprisingly only raking in $3 million and Jordin Sparks rounded out th...
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Blake Shelton To Perform At Kelly Clarkson's Wedding Reception

January 29th, 2013 1:43pm EST
Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton is set to sing at Kelly Clarkson's upcoming wedding after the former American Idol star accepted his offer to perform on her big day.

Shelton's manager, Brandon Blackstock, proposed to the Since U Been Gone hit-maker last month, and the couple has been busy making plans for the nuptials. The Honey Bee star voiced a desire to sing for the newlyweds, and Clarkson now reveals she has taken him up on his offer.

In an interview on radio country station K-Frog, she says, "Blake actually is going to play at our reception, so we're pretty excited."

Clarkson and Blackstock are se...
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Straight Kelly Clarkson Talks About Getting Hit On By 'The Hottest Girl Ever'

January 5th, 2013 9:09am EST
Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson, who is happily engaged to a man, has often been the subject of lesbian rumors, but the pop star says she isn't offended by the gossip. In fact, "the hottest girl ever" hit on her once, but Clarkson wasn't interested.

She recently told Cosmopolitan magazine, "People think, 'Oh, she's been single for too long.' That's kind of an insult to the gay community. Being single doesn't mean you're gay. But I'm never insulted by it, obviously. I mean, I get hit on by the hottest girls ever. Oh, my god, if I were a lesbian, I would be so in luck. But it's just not my thing. I've always...
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Kelly Clarkson Convinced Her Romance Was Doomed After Bad Omen

January 4th, 2013 8:18pm EST
Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson feared her relationship with new fiancée Brandon Blackstock was doomed from the start because they went out for their first date on the day Whitney Houston died.

The singer recently announced her engagement to the tour manager, and she has now opened up about their early courtship, revealing she has known Blackstock for years but they didn't really grow close until last year's Super Bowl on February 3rd.

Clarkson went out on her first date with Blackstock a week later on February 11th, but she was left fearing the worst for the romance when she heard her idol, superstar s...
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Kelly Clarkson: 'My Christmas Tree Is Hideous'

December 26th, 2012 7:10pm EST
Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson had to recruit a friend to re-decorate her Christmas tree this year after the singer's first attempt ended up looking like "a hot mess".

The former American Idol winner is spending her first Christmas with new boyfriend Brandon Blackstock, and admits she was excited to deck the halls and dress the tree with him.

But after hanging up ornaments and tinsel, Clarkson and Blackstock were less than impressed with their finished product.

The pop star tells Britain's Sunday Brunch, "It's our first tree we put together and it looks hideous. We tried to make a real pretty grand one ...
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Reba McEntire Wouldn't Be Surprised If Kelly Clarkson Elopes

December 21st, 2012 8:19am EST
Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire has warned fans of her future stepdaughter-in-law Kelly Clarkson not to hold out hope for a huge celebrity wedding, insisting she's adamant the singer will elope.

The Since U Been Gone hit-maker became engaged to Brandon Blackstone earlier this month after a whirlwind romance.

Clarkson proudly showed off her huge canary diamond engagement ring to fans on Twitter.com after the proposal, but McEntire, who is married to Blackstone's father Narvel, is not sure their nuptials will be quite so public.

She tells Us Weekly, "We were having our Malibu Country cast Christmas party a...
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Miley Cyrus Wears A Slinky, Cut-Out Dress To VH1 Divas Concert - See Pics Of Stacy Keibler, Demi Lovato & More!

December 17th, 2012 9:35am EST
Miley Cyrus
Tons of celebrities (and pseudo celebrities) attended the VH1 Divas 2012 concert held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday.

Stars paid tribute to legendary late entertainers Whitney Houston and Donna Summer. Jordin Sparks, who co-starred with Houston in her last film, "Sparkle," before her death in February performed a medley of the star's hits with Melanie Fiona and Ledisi - "I'm Every Woman," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and "How Will I Know."

Kelly Rowland, Adam Lambert and Keri Hilson honored Summer, who died in May, by performing "I Feel Love," "Bad Girls" and ...
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Kelly Clarkson Is Engaged - Check Out Her Huge Rock!

December 16th, 2012 12:08pm EST
Kelly Clarkson
Pop singer Kelly Clarkson was given an early Christmas present on Friday when boyfriend Brandon Blackstock proposed to her.

The former American Idol winner confirmed the happy news on Saturday via her Twitter page; writing, "I'M ENGAGED!!!!! I wanted y'all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever."

The couple only started dating earlier this year; and Kelly is not only thrilled over her engagement, but she's glad to finally have some companionship over the holidays.

"You know what - and this is going to sound like I'm making a joke, ...
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CMA Awards Highlights: Miranda Lambert's Emotional Acceptance Speech, Blake Shelton's Big Wins, Fashion & More!

November 2nd, 2012 8:48am EDT
Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were the toast of the town last night after winning a total of four trophies, including a joint award for "Song of the Year," at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee.

The married singers shared the prize for their powerful duet "Over You," and Lambert had to contain her emotion while they accepted the award. Shelton told the crowd, "I lost my brother in a car wreck when I was 14 years old, and later in life when I decided I wanted to be a country singer, my dad always told me, 'Son, you should write a song about your brother.' I los...
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Kelly Clarkson Banned From Taking Jane Austen Ring Out Of Britain

October 19th, 2012 8:19am EDT
Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson has been banned from taking a $243,000 ring once owned by Jane Austen out of Britain after it was deemed a "national treasure".

The Miss Independent hit-maker purchased the gold and turquoise antique at a sale in the U.K. in July, but her request to take it back to America was turned down by officials.

She tells British newspaper the Daily Star, "I got up at 4am to start bidding on the auction. We put in an export request but I can't take it out of the U.K. as they've named it a national treasure."

Clarkson admits she is a huge fan of British culture, and even took time...
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Kelly Clarkson Announces Tracklist For 'Greatest Hits Album'

October 16th, 2012 11:39am EDT
Kelly Clarkson
Singer Kelly Clarkson announced that she would be compiling a greatest hits album, titled Greatest Hits - Chapter One.

Since being crowned the champion of the first season of American Idol in 2002, the 30 year old singer has accomplished a lot in her career, and is often referred to as one of the most prominent figures in today’s music industry. The singer has released five albums, released numerous singles which made it to #1 on music charts worldwide and even on the prestigious Billboard Hot 100 charts, and toured all around the world.

Greatest Hits – Chapter One will consist of seven...
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Did Kelly Clarkson Regain The 30 Pounds She Lost Last Spring?

October 11th, 2012 4:30pm EDT
Kelly Clarkson
In May, Kelly Clarkson had everyone buzzing for showing up to a red carpet event looking slim and trim. The singer reportedly worked out five days a week and followed a portion controlled diet to shed a whopping 30 pounds.

Her boyfriend Brandon Blackstock, Reba McEntire's stepson, also helped motivate her. "Nobody likes to be not toned when you're dating someone," she told told Us Weekly.

But like so many people (stars and non-celebs alike), it appears she's gained back at least some of the weight. The singer kicked off the start of her "Stronger" tour in Dublin, Ireland, on Wednesday loo...
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Who The Celebrities Are Voting For In The 2012 Presidential Election

September 5th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Ted Nugent
Some celebrities are more outspoken than others, especially when it comes to politics. However, that doesn't mean that a majority of them aren't active in supporting who they think should win the 2012 presidential election. Here's a selection of celebrities that have made their choice clear:

Ted Nugent: Mitt Romney. The outspoken Republican supporter told his Twitter followers while Romney was running for the GOP nomination, "after a long heart&soul conversation with MittRomney today I concluded this goodman will properly represent we the people & I endorsed him."

Bill Maher: Barack O...
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The Brooding, The Bitter & The Ugly: The Top 10 Angry Breakup Songs

August 23rd, 2012 4:05pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift just landed her first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, and naturally it's another breakup song from the country-crossover superstar called "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together".

The song also garnered the hightest one-week digital sales total by a female artist for Taylor, with 623,000 downloads; and is the first single from her album "Red" (released Oct. 22, 2012).

The single is an upbeat, catchy tune about an on-again/off-again relationship that the singer has finally had enough of as she angrily declares, "we are never, ever, ever getting back together".

Th...
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12 Curvy Celebrities

July 26th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Sofia Vergara
Curvy girls are making a comeback. For many years the skinny gals ruled the roost, but now stars such as Sofia Vergara (above) and their robust figures are super popular among their peers.

Vergara is sizzling these days. Her career is smoking (she was recently named the highest paid actress on television by Forbes magazine), and she is enjoying a romance with her boyfriend (and possible fiance) Nick Loeb.

She is joined on our "Curvy Celebrities" list by singers such as Beyonce and Mariah Carey and acting goddesses including Scarlet Johansson and Christina Hendricks.

Check out more curvy ...
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Kelly Clarkson Believes Carrie Underwood Would Be A Great 'Idol' Judge

July 21st, 2012 2:06pm EDT
Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson has given fellow American Idol winner Carrie Underwood her vote as the country star's name is linked to a vacant judging role on the show where she first found fame.

Underwood has joined former Idol favorite Adam Lambert, Mariah Carey, will.i.am and Fergie as potential replacements for Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, who both quit the show last week - and Clarkson reveals she'd love to see the Before He Cheats singer in a judge's chair on the talent show.

The singer, who wrapped up the first season of another talent show, Duets, on Thursday insists she is not in the runn...
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Kelly Clarkson Puts An End To Lesbian Rumors: 'I Have A Boyfriend Now'

July 6th, 2012 7:12pm EDT
Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson opens up about her love life, fashion and career challenges in the August issue of Lucky magazine, the publication's first ever music-themed issue.

The "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" singer considers herself to be more of a country star than a pop star in the way she lives her life. And she's got plenty of ties to the genre these days, using it to finally put to bed one rumor about her that's been going around for a long time now.

"Oh, there's all these rumors that I'm a lesbian," she says. "I have a boyfriend now, Brandon Blackstock, my manager Narvel's son, Reba McEnt...
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Kelly Clarkson Close To Setting Singles Sales Record

July 1st, 2012 1:24pm EDT
Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson is set to score an American Idol singles record next week if she can notch up another 50,000 sales of her hit Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You).

The girl power anthem is currently the second best-selling single from an Idol star - behind Carrie Underwood's Before He Cheats - with sales of over 3.4 million since its release earlier this year.

Clarkson's hit passed Jordin Sparks' No Air for second place on the sales list for the talent show stars earlier this week.

The singer and Underwood each have one more hit in the top five - Underwood's Good Girl is fourth and Clarkson's...
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MMVAs Highlights: Katy Perry With Wings, LMFAO In Underpants, Justin Bieber & More!

June 18th, 2012 8:35am EDT
Katy Perry
Canada's Much Music Video Awards (MMVAs) were held in Toronto on Sunday night, and some of our favorite popstars came out in full force on stage and off.

Katy Perry walked the red carpet in a flowing Egyptian-inspired black and gold gown, and later she took the stage and transformed into a colorful butterfly. She took home trophies for "UR Favorite International Artist" and "International Video Of The Year" for "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)."

Justin Bieber carried his baby brother Jaxon on the red carpet and posed for photographs with his protegee Carly Rae Jepsen, who picked up three awa...
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Kelly Clarkson: 'My Songs Are Like My Babies'

June 14th, 2012 8:50am EDT
Kelly Clarkson
Singer/songwriter Kelly Clarkson refused to hand One Direction one of her tracks until she heard the boy band perform as she's "very particular" about who records her music.

The former American Idol champ told Simon Cowell, who manages the British-Irish act, she wouldn't give the group any material unless she was impressed with their voices.

She tells Britain's Daily Star, "Giving away my songs is not something I do lightly. I'm very particular about that because my songs are like my babies. If I wanted it done I can sing it myself. I'm such a writer's snob."

"People have asked for so...
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Kelly Clarkson: 'I Hated My Life After Winning American Idol'

June 6th, 2012 3:48pm EDT
Kelly Clarkson
Singer Kelly Clarkson was so miserable after shooting to fame on American Idol, she contemplated quitting music.

Clarkson was catapulted into the spotlight after she won the inaugural series of the TV talent show in 2002, but admits her career got off to a shaky start because she didn't have a mentor to guide her.

She tells Redbook magazine, "I'm going to be completely honest - I had no one looking out for me.

"They were looking out for the show, and it was horrible. I was 19 years old. I was smart enough to know that it wasn't about me, but that didn't make it any easier. I'm all cried ...
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Kelly Clarkson Talks About Her New Boyfriend

May 28th, 2012 3:30pm EDT
Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson has opened up about her new romance with music manager Brandon Blackstock, insisting she has "high hopes" for the relationship.

The singer long championed her single status since shooting to fame, but fell in love in February after being re-introduced to Blackstock, Reba McEntire's stepson and Blake Shelton's manager, at the Super Bowl, where she performed the U.S. anthem.

Clarkson has since credited her new partner for inspiring her to get fit, and has now revealed she has known him for several years - but he was married.

She tells Britain's You magazine, "After six years...
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Donald Driver Wins The Most Competitive Season Of 'Dancing With The Stars'

May 23rd, 2012 9:30am EDT
Donald Driver Wins DWTS
Donald Driver has done it again! The Super Bowl champion who helped his team win the title in 2011 beat out amazing dancers like Katherine Jenkins and William Levy in what has been deemed the most competitive season of Dancing With The Stars.

In a night where everybody danced with nothing but perfection, the NFL star and his pro partner Peta Murgatroyd dazzled with another spectacular cha-cha-cha. "Amazing!" said the "Mirror Ball" winner as he was awarded the trophy.

Other hightlights of the night included all twelve of the stars being brought back for another dance. There was also an in...
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Kelly Clarkson Moved By Seattle Cancer Patients' 'Stronger' Video

May 10th, 2012 2:26pm EDT
Kelly Clarkson
Singer Kelly Clarkson has promised to pay a visit to a children's hospital in Washington after several young cancer patients made a touching video to the tune of her hit song Stronger.

Leukemia sufferer Chris Rumble teamed up with doctors and fellow patients in the hematology/oncology unit at Seattle Children's Hospital over the weekend to make a heart-warming tape to send to his best pals and Wenatchee Wild hockey teammates back home.

In the YouTube.com clip, which has since gone viral, the 22 year old mouths along to Clarkson's anthem, with each of the kids dancing and holding up hand...
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Miranda Lambert Hits Back At Eric Church Over His 'American Idol Gone Mad' Remark

May 1st, 2012 8:40am EDT
Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert has taken aim at her former tour mate Eric Church after he openly criticized reality TV shows for churning out so many country singers and compared the genre to "American Idol gone mad."

Church slammed the industry during a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, claiming too many amateurs were being handed record deals simply from appearing on TV talent competitions like Idol and The Voice, on which Lambert's husband Blake Shelton is a mentor.

He said, "It's become American Idol gone mad. Honestly, if Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green f**king turn around in a red chai...
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Kelly Clarkson Wears A Figure-Hugging, Sheer Dress On 'Dark Side' Music Video Set

April 30th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Kelly Clarkson
We spotted Kelly Clarkson filming a video for her latest single "Dark Side" in Los Angeles over the weekend. The pop star wore a funky black, green and white dress with a sheer bodice. The gown showed off the pop star's curves.

Clarkson stars in a new singing competition premiering this summer on ABC. "Duets" will also include singers Robin Thicke, Lionel Richie and Jennifer Nettles as they hunt for musical proteges.

The former "American Idol" star just celebrated her 30th birthday on April 24.

See more photos of Kelly on set of her music video...
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Kelly Clarkson Turns 30 - See Her Transformation From 'Idol' Wannabe To Megastar (Photos)

April 24th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson entered the scene 10 years ago when she won the first season of "American Idol." Fans fell in love with the down to earth 20-year-old Texan, who charmed fans with her impressive vocal skills.

Did you know Kelly worked as a cocktail waitress while pursuing her singing career? She went on to win the coveted American Idol title after competing against 10,000 aspiring singers.

Kelly is one of the handful of "Idol" stars who remains massively popular. Earlier this month she and Jason Aldean won Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for their collaboration "Don't ...
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Lionel Richie Owes Over 1 Million Dollars To IRS

April 13th, 2012 2:45pm EDT
Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie is in debt to the United States - he owes over 1 million dollars to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Most of the debt was incurred due to unpaid income taxes from 2010, according to documents E! News recieved.

The singer has also been given a lien, which means the government could soon be snapping up Richie's possessions if he doesn't pay up.

Lionel isn't exactly out of work, thankfully. He currently mentors wannabe stars on The Voice and will be judging on upcoming show Duets with Kelly Clarkson and Robin Thicke.
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Kelly Clarkson Brings Out The Stars At Los Angeles Gig

April 4th, 2012 9:05pm EDT
Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson's Tuesday night gig in Los Angeles was a star-studded affair - the singer invited pals Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Michelle Branch and Tamyra Gray up onstage to belt out duets with her.

Shelton stood in for Jason Aldean on Clarkson's acclaimed country duet "Don't You Wanna Stay", while Reba joined her for "Because of You", and fellow American Idol star Gray hit the stage for a stirring rendition of the Whitney Houston/Mariah Carey duet "When You Believe".

Even Clarkson was a little overcome by the star power at the Nokia theater. She joked, "I feel so popular right now......
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Adele Eyeing Beyonce Collaboration

April 2nd, 2012 2:44pm EDT
Adele
Soul sensation Adele has named Beyonce as her dream collaborator.

A host of chart-topping acts, including Nicki Minaj and Kelly Clarkson, have name checked Adele as their ideal duet partner, but the multiple Grammy winner insists the only singer she wants to record with is Beyonce.

She tells French radio station NRJ, "I adore Beyonce. I've been listening to her since I was about 11. I think her work as an artist and a singer is enviable in terms of the length of her career and how she's grown and grown but most of my inspirations are old music and sadly they have all died."

Adele also...
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