Congratulations are in order for former “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock! The happy couple welcomed their daughter River Rose Blackstock into the world. “Us Weekly” reports:
“Our baby girl River Rose Blackstock arrived on June 12th!” Clarkson tweeted on Saturday, June 14. “Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes! Brandon and I are on cloud 9!! :)”
Clarkson, 32, announced she was expecting a baby back in November 2013. “I’m pregnant!!!” she tweeted on Nov. 19. “Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever.”
Before that happy announcement, the “Tie It Up” singer gushed to Us about wanting to become a mom shortly after tying the knot with Blackstock in October. “More than anything, next I want a baby. Lots of them!” she told Us. “My record label is freaking out because all I can talk about now are babies. We’re really excited and want to get our family started.”
Congratulations to them on their happy baby news and we can’t wait to see pictures of their precious daughter.
Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet
Posted Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 8:08am
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Everybody knows that American Idol needs serious help, and a serious makeover if they want to continue existing as a successful reality show. So….
Let’s bring in the BIG GUNS!
Apparently, the new strategy by Fox and the show’s production companies is to try and get old contestants to be judges. Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson have reportedly been contacted, while Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken are their top pics.
(really? Clay Aiken? Meh.)
Contestant Angie Miller spoke out via Perez Hilton about this potential plan and said:
“I’d like to see a past American Idol contestant [be a judge]… They really understand what this process is really like and what you do during the week. [It should be] someone who gets it.”
Yeah, but “getting it” doesn’t mean they’d be a great judge! And people like Kelly and Jennifer have their own careers that they seem…kinda busy with.
Posted Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 at 1:13pm
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Not even a performance by diva Jennifer Lopez and a shocking finale win can bring back viewership for the ‘ol American Idol, it seems!
Last night’s show had the lowest ratings the program has seen in the history of its finales (and yes, they’ve had 12 of them). In fact, it was down a whopping 47% in preliminary ratings from last year’s finale.
So, half the people decided they had better things to watch. And not overall, JUST from last season’s finale! Yikes.
This is not a good sign for the benchmark reality show, and it kinda goes to show that these programs really do have a shelf life, despite being at one time SUPER popular. The producers will have to do something really awe-inspiring for next season if they want the show to last!
What do you think American Idol will do to keep their precious viewership?
Posted Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 3:15pm
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This Wednesday, American Idol had some BAD news!
Some shows have a successful run, and then need to think about calling it quits, American Idol, which has been one of the most successful reality shows in history, may have to think about its future.
On Fox’s American Idol (3.0/9), it was Rock Night with the remaining finalists belting out Rolling Stones, Queen and Bon Jovi songs among others. Coming off last week’s all-time Wednesday low, the live two-hour show again hit a new Wednesday low in the adults 18-49 demographic. However, as Idol tends to see upward movement in its final numbers, the low might not hold. Last night’s Idol dipped 3% from last week’s fast nationals result and 6% from the final numbers. With 11.48 million watching, Idol also dipped to its smallest Wednesday audience since August 7, 2002, during its first season.
Uh oh, Idol.
With new shows like How To Live With Your Parents For The Rest of Your Life and old hits like Modern Family, how will this reality staple fare? Hard to say, but keep watching (or not, just read about it, because the rest of America doesn’t seem to be watching Idol these days!).
Posted Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 1:13pm
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Kelly Clarkson lost 18 pounds doing stuff that doesn’t seem SO crazy…sounds like she’s nipping those New Years Resolutions in the bud!
Says the singer:
“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, and she said, ‘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.”
Sounds simple enough, and I definitely think keeping busy and a high activity level will drop those unwanted pounds (or at least help). And, Miss Clarkson has a very refreshing stance on fad dieting. She says:
“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.”
I love this talented singer’s stance on her body image! Kelly’s got it all- a hot fiance, a booming career and a great outlook on life! LOVE IT!
Posted Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 at 3:15pm
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