Kelly Clarkson is engaged, as you probably know, but did you know that her fiancé is Reba McEntire’s stepson? Whaaaat? It doesn’t get more excellently country than that, folks. Reba is absolutely thrilled about the upcoming ceremony, and discussed her excitement about welcoming Kelly to the family during an appearance on Katie with Katie Couric.
“[I'm] thrilled to death, thrilled to death. To have my buddy as my daughter-in-law, I mean, who could ask for more?”
McEntire went on to describe Clarkson as “a big-hearted, very good person”, adding: “[She's] very talented.”
That’s kind of sweet, don’t you think? Especially considering that the women have been collaborators and friends for years. Besides, who wouldn’t want ‘Fancy’ herself as their mother-in-law?
Kelly Clarkson – she of the live singing and no gayness – is happily engaged to fiancé Brandon Blackstock and they’re in the midst of planning their dream wedding. My dream wedding is the one that doesn’t exist because weddings are lame, but I’m sure Brelly (that’s what I’m calling Kelly/Brandon – deal with it) are gonna throw a banger.
This story isn’t about weddings, though – not really. It’s more about the fact that Kelly Clarkson is lucky enough to not have to wear a bra 24/7 (I wish!) and was flowing free (and wearing Uggs!) the day her boo proposed in December.
Relaxing at their Nashville home together in December, Clarkson recalls, “Out of nowhere I just said, ‘Thanks for being an awesome guy.’ I’ve never been loved properly by a man, and I was just like, ‘I thank you so much for that.’ ”
What she didn’t realize was that Blackstock, 36, was about to propose. “Not a damn clue!” she says. “If I did I would have worn something besides Uggs and a sweatshirt with no bra.”
First of all, girl, I’m torn about this because really, you don’t need to thank a man for loving you. I get that it’s a wonderful feeling and I’m damn thankful on a daily basis for the love I receive, but thanking your partner implies that they’re doing you a favour. Then again, I’m sure I’ve done the same thing and I wasn’t wearing Uggs, so maybe she’s got a point.
I kid! We love Kelly – she’s one of the most earnest pop singers with next to no pretense and a seemingly great sense of humour – and we wish her the best of luck.
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*.