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August 22, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kelly Clarkson with child "I'm totally pregnant,"  Kelly Clarkson  told the audience Wednesday at her concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The announcement came out spontaneously, she said: "That was unplanned. I'm honestly so hormonal today. " Clarkson and hubby  Narvel Blackstock  welcomed their first baby,  River Rose , in June 2014.   Another Duggar scandal 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar , still trying to come out from under a child-molestation scandal that has all but ruined his career, has been hit with another public relations nightmare.
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March 9, 2016
Clarkson: Dr. Luke bad guy Dr. Luke , the producer Kesha has accused of sexual abuse, "is not a good guy," Kelly Clarkson tells People magazine. Clarkson, who worked with Dr. Luke on several songs, including and 2004's "Since U Been Gone," never claims he attacked her. "He just lied a lot . . . I've run into a couple really bad situations," she said without elaborating. Clarkson said she found him so distasteful she worked with him only because she was "blackmailed by my label," which wouldn't release her work unless he produced it. Rowling in the USA Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will post a four-part story, Magic in North America , on her pottermore.com site over consecutive days beginning Tuesday.
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July 5, 2012
"Oh, there's all these rumors that I'm a lesbian," says Kelly Clarkson, who graces the cover of Lucky mag's first music issue. The Voice mentor is jocular, her lucky Lucky interlocutor says.  Well? Is she? "I have a boyfriend now," Kelly, 30, says. "Brandon Blackstock, my manager Narvel's son, Reba McEntire's stepson. " The blushing American Idol hopeful turned megastar is as all-American traditional as her music: She likes to shoot guns. "I just had my 30th birthday and we went turkey shooting," she says.
NEWS
September 6, 2002
COCKY IN early victory, gracious in final defeat, the charmingly Medusa-headed Justin Guarini of Doylestown has earned our gratitude for providing a summer of thrills in his quest to become an "American Idol. " So, Justin, our toast: "Hair's to you!" (We're much less thrilled that the winner, Kelly Clarkson, will be singing the National Anthem on Sept. 11 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. That's pop-culture overkill.)
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September 20, 2011
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Simon Baker; Bryce Dallas Howard. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Jonah Hill; Paula Abdul; Coldplay performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Gerard Butler; Whitney Cummings; Kelly Clarkson performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) - Simon Cowell; the latest couple eliminated from Dancing With the Stars ; Gavin DeGraw.
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October 20, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Local designer wins 'Runway' Congratulations to Philly designer Dom Streater , who this week was crowned winner of Project Runway 's 12th season, beating out finalists Alexandria von Bromssen , Bradon McDonald , and Justin LeBlanc . Streater, 24, who's taking home a prize package worth more than a half-million $$$, impressed a panel of tough-cookie judges - including Heidi Klum , Nina Garcia , Zac Posen ,...
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June 22, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tracy Morgan to rehab 30 Rock funnyman Tracy Morgan is recovering nicely from last Saturday's car crash that killed his friend and fellow comic James "Jimmy Mack" McNair . Morgan, who suffered broken legs, nose, and ribs, has been transferred from his hospital to a rehabilitation center to get his mobility back. "While he is continuing to show signs of improvement, he still has a long way to go," his rep Lewis Kay said on Friday. 'Elmo' suit is out The last of five sex-abuse lawsuits filed against Elmo voice actor Kevin Clash has been dismissed.
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September 26, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amber's all done with Wiz Everyone's breaking up! A day after we find out Kris Jenner has dumped Whatshisname , there's news that locally-bred model-actor Amber Rose , 30, has filed for divorce from hip-hopster Wiz Khalifa , 27, citing irreconcilable differences. They were married for . . . drumroll . . . 14 whole months! Court papers say Amber, a South Philly gal born Amber Levonchuck , wants custody of the couple's 20-month old son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz . She also asks for spousal support as detailed in their prenup.
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February 27, 2004 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The life of a pop star - as you may have imagined - is different from yours and mine. "I got to cut in line at the DMV," exults Clay Aiken. "Well, Steven Tyler kissed me," says Kelly Clarkson, trumping him on the phone from Los Angeles, where the two American Idol stars are rehearsing for their joint concert tour, which comes to the Liacouras Center on Tuesday. The hugely popular Fox talent show catapulted the two singers from karaoke to platinum status. Both say that sudden stardom hasn't gone to their heads.
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November 23, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rehab on top of rehab A Los Angeles judge has ordered Chris Brown to three months in rehab after Brown was thrown out of a facility for allegedly throwing a rock through the car window of his mother, Joyce Hawkins . The singer is still on probation for his 2009 conviction for assaulting then-gf Rihanna . He also must complete 24 hours of community service and submit to regular drug testing. Brown threw the rock after a joint counseling session at the rehab, in which his mom suggested he remain in treatment, the rehab director says in a letter submitted to Superior Court Judge James Brandlin . Brown had checked into the rehab voluntarily on Oct. 29, after he was arrested in Washington for punching a man who wanted to take a photo with him. He's still facing a misdemeanor assault charge in that case.
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March 9, 2016
Clarkson: Dr. Luke bad guy Dr. Luke , the producer Kesha has accused of sexual abuse, "is not a good guy," Kelly Clarkson tells People magazine. Clarkson, who worked with Dr. Luke on several songs, including and 2004's "Since U Been Gone," never claims he attacked her. "He just lied a lot . . . I've run into a couple really bad situations," she said without elaborating. Clarkson said she found him so distasteful she worked with him only because she was "blackmailed by my label," which wouldn't release her work unless he produced it. Rowling in the USA Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will post a four-part story, Magic in North America , on her pottermore.com site over consecutive days beginning Tuesday.
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August 22, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kelly Clarkson with child "I'm totally pregnant,"  Kelly Clarkson  told the audience Wednesday at her concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The announcement came out spontaneously, she said: "That was unplanned. I'm honestly so hormonal today. " Clarkson and hubby  Narvel Blackstock  welcomed their first baby,  River Rose , in June 2014.   Another Duggar scandal 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar , still trying to come out from under a child-molestation scandal that has all but ruined his career, has been hit with another public relations nightmare.
NEWS
May 29, 2015
THE FIRST thing you notice about Justin Guarini is that he looks nothing like he did when he spent several months as a national obsession on the first season of "American Idol. " Gone is the halo of tight, reddish curls that crowned his boyish, clean-shaven face. Today, the 36-year-old Doylestown native sports black hair cut relatively short, a slightly scruffy black beard and a mustache (all of which give him a passing resemblance to 1950s actor Sal Mineo ). And his professional focus, at least for the time being, is no longer mainstream pop music but show tunes from such works as "Wicked" and Stephen Sondheim 's "Company," in which he is starring, tonight through June 21, at New Hope's Bucks County Playhouse.
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March 13, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
IS BRUCE JENNER having second thoughts? Has he decided to hold on to his manhood a little longer, or is this latest maneuver just a publicity stunt to yank our chain? "Access Hollywood" reports that Bruce has halted production - assuming there was a production to be halted - on the reality-TV series set to document him becoming a woman. Gosh, it's a shame "New Girl" was taken. TMZ.com reported that the former gold-medal decathlete told producers that he felt rushed, and that he was "compromising his family.
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September 26, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amber's all done with Wiz Everyone's breaking up! A day after we find out Kris Jenner has dumped Whatshisname , there's news that locally-bred model-actor Amber Rose , 30, has filed for divorce from hip-hopster Wiz Khalifa , 27, citing irreconcilable differences. They were married for . . . drumroll . . . 14 whole months! Court papers say Amber, a South Philly gal born Amber Levonchuck , wants custody of the couple's 20-month old son, Sebastian Taylor Thomaz . She also asks for spousal support as detailed in their prenup.
NEWS
June 22, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tracy Morgan to rehab 30 Rock funnyman Tracy Morgan is recovering nicely from last Saturday's car crash that killed his friend and fellow comic James "Jimmy Mack" McNair . Morgan, who suffered broken legs, nose, and ribs, has been transferred from his hospital to a rehabilitation center to get his mobility back. "While he is continuing to show signs of improvement, he still has a long way to go," his rep Lewis Kay said on Friday. 'Elmo' suit is out The last of five sex-abuse lawsuits filed against Elmo voice actor Kevin Clash has been dismissed.
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January 22, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cops overlook Bieber's drugs Remember last week, when the Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept. rolled up on Justin Bieber 's house? They served a search warrant in connection with a complaint that Justin may have egged his neighbor's house. And they arrested Justin pal Lil Za for cocaine possession. According to several reports, Justin probably should have been arrested for drugs, too. Sources tell TMZ and the New York Daily News that the Bieb's pad was awash with drugs and paraphernalia, including two large cookie jars filled with pot, several empty codeine bottles, three bongs, and a smoking room equipped with hookah pipes . Seems the police decided to let the drugs slide.
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November 23, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rehab on top of rehab A Los Angeles judge has ordered Chris Brown to three months in rehab after Brown was thrown out of a facility for allegedly throwing a rock through the car window of his mother, Joyce Hawkins . The singer is still on probation for his 2009 conviction for assaulting then-gf Rihanna . He also must complete 24 hours of community service and submit to regular drug testing. Brown threw the rock after a joint counseling session at the rehab, in which his mom suggested he remain in treatment, the rehab director says in a letter submitted to Superior Court Judge James Brandlin . Brown had checked into the rehab voluntarily on Oct. 29, after he was arrested in Washington for punching a man who wanted to take a photo with him. He's still facing a misdemeanor assault charge in that case.
NEWS
November 1, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
What does Kelly Clarkson want for Christmas? "I want to be pregnant," the warbler said Wednesday on Valentine in the Morning , a show on Los Angeles' 104.3 MYfm (KBIG). "I want babies!" She's not wasting any time! She's only been married - to talent manager Brandon Blackstock - since Oct. 20! Kelly said Brandon is "excited about all the [baby-making] practice. "   As for parenting, Kelly gets to practice on Brandon's two kids from a previous marriage.
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October 23, 2013 | CHUCK DARROW, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER, DARROWC@PHILLYNEWS.COM, 215-313-3134
NORMALLY, IT'S Cee Lo Green who sits in judgment of others. But yesterday, the judge on the NBC competition series "The Voice" found himself in front of a real judge in a Los Angeles courtroom, where he was charged with one felony count of furnishing Ecstasy to a woman. Charges that Green (real name Thomas DeCarlo Callaway ) sexually assaulted the unidentified woman were dropped because of insufficient evidence. The "Molly" charge carries a maximum four-year prison term. According to prosecutors, Green, 39, spiked the 33-year-old woman's drink during a dinner date in July 2012.
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