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Kelly Clarkson Covers Nick Jonas’ “Jealous” — VIDEO

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I feel like no one does covers better than Kelly Clarkson these days. She picks the songs we all want to hear and totally kills them. I mean, they’re not better than the originals, but they’re also not worse, which means something in the music world, because I’ve heard some TERRIBLE covers in my day.

When performing at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Thursday night, Kelly took a fan request and performed an amazing rendition of Nick Jonas’ hit song “Jealous”, which I have to admit is a total earworm and I love it.  Excellent follow-up to “Bitch Better Have My Money” – I’m a fan.

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Kelly Clarkson Covers Rihanna’s ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’

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Y’all know I stan for Rihanna (not actually, but in spirit), but even I have to admit I’ve been a bit underwhelmed by everything we’ve heard from R8 so far. That is, except “Bitch Better Have My Money” which isn’t quite as good as some of her past singles but is still pretty good. And Kelly Clarkson apparently agrees with me, as she chose to cover “BBHMM” while in BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge yesterday.

Feast your eyes (ears) on this:

Obviously the song loses a bit of its spark given that you can’t say “bitch” on British radio at 11am, but I do love Kelly and think it’s hilarious and adorable that she decided to do this song. Also, I just had to Google how short Kelly is, because she looks downright miniature in this video. (For reference, she’s 5’3″!)

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Kelly Clarkson’s bullies apologize for making fun of her weight

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It seems like lately, people can’t think of anything better to talk about than Kelly Clarkson‘s weight. If it’s not anonymous commenters or cowardly internet pundits, it’s Fox News correspondent Chris Wallace and radio DJ Mike Gallagher. During an interview on The Mike Gallagher Show on Friday, the pair talked shit about Kelly being fat and remarked that she needs to “lay off the deep dish pizza” and a bunch of other rude ass bullshit. Because, you know, I’m sure Kelly has a ton of time with an infant daughter and being an international singing star to be chowing down (and as if it’d have ANYTHING TO DO WITH THEM if she did).

Apparently the backlash was just a bit too much for these big hard men to withstand, and both Wallace and Gallagher have now issued apologies for their fat shaming comments.

“I sincerely apologize to Kelly Clarkson for my offensive comment,” Wallace told Us Weekly in a statement. “I admire her remarkable talent and that should have been the focus of any discussion about her.”

As for Gallagher, he shared his “remorse” via his website:

Tubby Mike is the last person in the world who should bring up anyone’s weight. I couldn’t possibly feel any worse than I do for making an observation that led to the conclusion that I “fat-shamed” this talented and classy entertainer. It was a really stupid thing for me to do.

Nothing like a bunch of crotchety old conservative white dudes talking shit on women and then issuing half-assed apologies to save what little face they actually had in the first place. I don’t know who this apology will mean less to, Kelly, the general public, or Wallace and Gallagher themselves. It’s a toss-up. Next time, maybe they can think before they speak (though frankly, I’d rather they not speak at all).

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Kelly Clarkson will not be fat shamed

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Kelly Clarkson is cute, right? She’s not the most amazing pop star there is, but she’s a solid one with really catchy songs, a great voice and a not completely obnoxious personality. So what’s not to like? Well, some people seem to have an issue with the fact that she’s not a stick figure. And those people are assholes.

In this case, we’re talking about Katie Hopkins, who, if you’re not from the UK, you probably won’t know. She’s basically a loud mouth who says really awful and offensive things about everyone just to rile people up and it totally works. I don’t really agree with most of what she says, but I don’t think she does, either. Her appearance on Celebrity Big Brother a couple months ago kind of proved that she has a heart – and she absolutely hated Perez Hilton, so that kinda makes her okay in my books.

Anyhow, when Kelly appeared on The Graham Norton Show late last month, Katie took to Twitter to make fun of her weight, saying the following:

  • “Jesus, what happened to Kelly Clarkson? Did she eat all of her backing singers? Happily I have wide-screen. #grahamnorton.”

Which she then followed up just yesterday with…

  • “Look chubsters, Kelly Clarkson had a baby a year ago. That is no longer baby weight. That is carrot cake weight. Get over yourselves.”

Absolutely ridiculous and quite mean, but Kelly isn’t letting it get to her. She stopped by Heat Magazine this week and wasn’t all that concerned with Katie’s comments, especially since she doesn’t even know who the hell she is.

“I don’t have a clue what you’re talking about. Someone tweeted something about me?” After explaining what Katie had written (and who the hell she was) Kelly laughed: “Oh, and she’s tweeted something nasty about me? That’s because she doesn’t know me. I’m awesome! It doesn’t bother me. It’s a free world. Say what you will.”

“I’ve just never cared what people think,” she tells us. “It’s more if I’m happy and I’m confident and feeling good, that’s always been my thing. And more so now, since having a family – I don’t seek out any other acceptance.”

Aw, bless her heart. I think Kelly is great – and I agree, I’m sure she’s awesome!

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Kelly Clarkson releases new single ‘Heartbeat Song’

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Kelly Clarkson has been out of the spotlight for a while – she’s been busy hanging out with her baby and yes, preparing for her comeback. The first step of that comeback is to release a new single, which she’s done with ‘Heartbeat Song’.

On first listen, I must admit, this is fucking awful. However, Kelly has been known to make some jams in her day (looking at you forever, ‘Since U Been Gone’) so maybe there are better things to come, or maybe this one’s a grower or something.

What do you think? Are you excited for a Kelly Clarkson comeback?

Also, here’s the adorable teaser she put up for the song a few days ago, before the full track was out:


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Kelly Clarkson covers ‘Shake It Off’

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Today’s the official release date of Taylor Swift‘s new album, 1989, and in its honour, here’s a video of Kelly Clarkson covering ‘Shake It Off’ during a concert in Buffalo, New York last week. For the record, Taylor absolutely loved it. I’m sure you’ll sleep soundly tonight knowing that.

I have to say, Taylor’s new album is AMAZING. I have always liked her, but this is the first album of hers that I’ve liked every single track without fail. Like, if you like solid pop music, listen to this. It’s really, really good and there isn’t one shitty song on it, which is a feat in and of itself. Get it! (Or at least illegally download it!)

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Kelly Clarkson brings her baby to work

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Kelly Clarkson gave birth to daughter River Rose back in June, and now she’s back on the work grind. While on set to shoot her new music video, she decided to bring her baby along for the fun and shared the above photo on Instagram.

Her new album will be out early next year, and this video is for a single that will be included on it. The baby might even turn up in the video, according to Kelly. So cute!

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