Yesterday at the Inauguration ceremony, Beyonce had the honor of singing the national anthem with the Marine Corp Band. According to some of my friends, and me too, I guess, her performance was kind of “meh.” It was good, of course, because it was Beyonce, but some people thought that it could have been better. Everybody loved the part where she ripped out her ear piece, of course.
But none of it matters, because she was lip syncing the whole damn thing.
A spokesperson for the Marine Corp Band said that it wasn’t unusual for a singer to record a backup track in big situations like this, but for some reason – the rep didn’t know why – Beyonce just decided to stick with the recording. You know, I guess because the effort was too much to make for the President of the United States*.
But hey, you know who did sing live? Kelly Clarkson:
*Kidding! She might have been sick. Whatevs.
January 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Emily
Ah, Kelly Clarkson—another one of my most favorite people to talk about, even though we don’t often have “good” reason to talk about her, as her life is actually pretty normal and scandal-free. Something I love, though, despite the fact that she’s not much of a staple around here anymore? That when we do talk about her, it’s pretty much always positive (unless it’s about That Blonde, and girl, you know how I feel about that business). Here’s Kelly in a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, where she talks about relationships, sexuality, and weight gain (and loss).
Kelly on people assuming she’s gay:
“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.”
On getting hit on—also by girls:
“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 not just my thing. I’ve always battled for the boys’ team. … But usually the guys who hit on me are tools. It’s the ones that don’t hit on you that make you like ‘Why didn’t you ask me out?’ It’s like American Idol auditions: The guys who are the most confident are the horrible ones, and the ones who are good have no confidence at all.”
On her weight loss:
“I lost 18 pounds. And I think that happens when you fall in love or date someone. If I’m going to be messing around, I gotta look good. There’s not a fad diet. I was working with a trainer. You’d be amazed the amount of weight you can drop by halving your portions. I know it sounds crazy, but do it for two weeks and watch what happens.’ I just cut back my portions, I stopped eating late at night, and I work out a little more than I used to, and I literally dropped 18 pounds in a month. I think it happens when you get really busy. But when I’m on my off-time – girl, those 18 might come back.”
On extreme dieting:
“I’m not willing to do that. I’m willing to work a little bit because I want to be a healthy individual – which I always have been. I’ve put on weight, but that’s just what I’m happy with at that moment. … Brandon and I both have bikes on the back of the bus, and we both love the outdoors. Once your lifestyle becomes more active, obviously you drop weight.”
See? How can you not love her?
Image courtesy of Just Jared
January 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Sarah
It finally happened! Kelly Clarkson is engaged to her boyfriend of almost a year, Brandon Blackstock.
From Kelly’s Twitter:
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 :)
Jump in for the ring, which is one of the most beautiful rings I’ve seen in life:
December 16, 2012 at 8:00 am by Sarah
So she pulled it off. I mean, of course she did. Kelly Clarkson‘s a mega-talented singer. She’s got pipes. But ‘Don’t Speak’? Hm.
I don’t know, guys. Sometimes there are just songs that you don’t touch. And while I realize that ‘Don’t Speak’ is definitely a contemporary song that hasn’t yet secured its place in “Songs You Don’t Touch if You’re Smart,” but I think it’s on its way there, even if it’s not my most favorite song in the world, mind you.
What do you guys think of Kelly’s take on one of No Doubt‘s classic hits?
August 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm by Sarah
How are you guys liking this blonde? Because though I’m not sure if it’s all that different than what girlfriend had going on the last time we all gathered to discuss her (if at all), it’s definitely better looking. I mean, it’s apparent that she’s wearing extensions, and they look really great on her, too, but what do you guys think?
All I know is that Kelly is looking great lately, and even if her boyfriend is the one to credit the change, then I guess that’s OK with me. As long as girlfriend’s happy, who are we to judge, really?
June 18, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
No, it’s not for her man—I don’t think, anyway. That was a joke. As is the color of her hair. It totally doesn’t suit girlfriend at all. She reminds me of Pumpkin, from the movie ‘Pumpkin’. The one that Christina Ricci played in ages ago?:
No sir, I don’t like it.
What do you guys think of Kelly’s hair?