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Press/Photos/Video: Recent Kelly Late Night and Morning Interviews

Press/Photos/Video: Recent Kelly Late Night and Morning Interviews

Kelly did a few interviews on September 9th. I’ve added photos to them all on the site. You can also check out some video links below. Enjoy!

Press: ‘Kelly Clarkson’ Off To Strong Ratings Start, ‘Tamron Hall’ Also Solid In Debut

It’s a hot start for the ladies in a crowded daytime syndicated talk show field. NBCUniversal’s Kelly Clarkson premiered yesterday to a 1.9 household rating across primary runs in the metered markets. That marks the highest debut rating for a first run syndicated show in seven years, since September 2012 when Katie Couric’s Katie and Steve Harvey opened with a 2.8 and 1.5 HH rating, respectively.

Kelly got a lot of attention when her first scheduled guest, Kevin Hart, had to pull out after a car accident and pal Dwayne Johnson stepped in to replace him and provide an update on his condition. The show, which also featured Steve Carell introducing the American Idol winner and The Voice coach, improved +36% over lead-in and +73% over the year ago (Sept. 2018) time period.

That time period is 2 PM, leading to The Ellen DeGeneres Show, on most NBC stations that aired Steve Harvey‘s successor, Steve, in the hour before replacing it with Kelly Clarkson.

In the target Women 25-54 demo, Kelly averaged a 0.8 rating, the best debut mark in five years with a +33% increase over lead-in and a 100% increased versus September 2018.

Meanwhile Disney’s Tamron Hall, featuring the return to daytime of the former Today co-host, posted a 1.4 household rating and a 0.5 in W25-54. it also improved its time period vs. Sept. 2018, by +8% (HH) and +23% (W25-54) on the ABC stations, which aired various syndicated shows in the hour last season.

Tamron — which follows one of the highest-rated shows in daytime, Live with Kelly and Ryan, in a number of markets, including ABC’s flagship New York station, Philadelphia, Boston, Tampa and Raleigh, and is behind GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke in Los Angeles — was off from its lead-in, by -22% (HH) and -10% (W25-54), with the strong retention in the female demo showing promise.

Other new syndicated strips launching this fall include court show, Judge Jerry, starring Jerry Springer, Sony Pictures TV’s talker Mel Robbins, and Fox’s game show 25 Words or Less, hosted by Meredith Vieira.

Press/Video: September 2019 Kelly Clarkson Interviews Promoting ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ — Master Post

There have been a ton of videos of Kelly promoting The Kelly Clarkson Show from the past week. Instead of spamming the page and making it go slow with all the videos, I decided to make one post with all the videos. You can see them all below. Simply click CONTINUE READING to load them all.

Philly Live. Kelly Clarkson wasn’t immediately sold on hosting a daytime talk show. But after some convincing from her husband, she decided to take the plunge. The Kelly Clarkson Show premieres Monday, Sept. 9 on NBC10. The powerhouse singer-songwriter and The Voice coach sat down with NBC10’s Jacqueline London to talk about the new show and what she hopes to bring to fans every day.

USA Today. Kelly Clarkson, musician and the first American Idol, dishes on the inspiration behind her new talk show and growing up watching Oprah.

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Press: New talk host Kelly Clarkson recalls ‘bitterness’ she felt after winning ‘American Idol’

Press: New talk host Kelly Clarkson recalls ‘bitterness’ she felt after winning ‘American Idol’

Seventeen years ago, on Sept. 4, 2002, I interviewed Kelly Clarkson moments after the 20-year-old singer won the inaugural season of “American Idol.”

Last week, I spoke to her again on the bright, airy set of her new syndicated daytime talk show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (premieres Monday).

Much has changed for Clarkson, now 37. She’s a major star and three-time Grammy winner. She’s gone from talent competition hopeful to mentor as a coach on NBC’s “The Voice.” She married Brandon Blackstock, who’s also her manager, and they’re raising four children together.

Some things, however, appear to be the same. Despite stardom, Clarkson still exhibits the chatty, outgoing, unaffected personality – “no filter,” as she puts it – that engaged “Idol” voters, helped her connect with music fans and (she hopes) will appeal to talk-show viewers.

When I told Clarkson I interviewed her that night in a backstage hallway of what was then the Kodak Theatre, she offered an almost apologetic reply: “Oh, my gosh. I was probably exhausted.”

Reminded that strong emotions caused her to cry onstage while singing her first single after being anointed the first Idol, Clarkson says, “It’s forever in time. People can watch me bawl singing ‘A Moment Like This.’ It’s fine.”

Clarkson said she felt disoriented that night by the photographers, reporters and network executives swarming around her, quickly followed by appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “Today” and “Live with Regis and Kelly.”

“I’m still the same person, but with a busier schedule,” she said then, and as a soon-to-be talk-show host she – still swears by that description today.

“That’s actually very true for right now. I’m the same kid that was on ‘Idol.’ Obviously, I’m now a mother and a wife and there’s different things in my life I’ve progressed with. But the core of me is still the same chick you saw on ‘Idol,” she says. “I have a very normal life, other than my jobs.”

Winning “Idol” created opportunities, but Clarkson’s role as a trailblazer in the fledgling format came at a price. TV talent competitions were seen as a novelty by the music industry, and the “Idol” winner wasn’t at first accorded respect, she says.

Many artists gave her a hard time and were even mean, especially when she started enjoying success on radio, although she notes wryly – and without naming names – that some have gone on to become judges and coaches on talent competitions, “so there’s irony.”

She believes her position as a coach on NBC’s “The Voice” – her night job this fall, as she launches the talk show – provides an opportunity to smooth the path for other budding performers.

“The first three years of my career was me just paying for winning a talent show,” she says. “I got real bitter. I was just looking for anyone to talk to who knew what I was going through. And that’s why I like to do that for artists on ‘The Voice.’ It’s actually healed that bitterness I used to carry, being able to be that for somebody else.”

Clarkson says she loved being on “Idol,” and is planning a talk-show reunion with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson. However, there’s one consequence of her victory she doesn’t miss at all.

“It’s really funny, because I knew that the winner of ‘Idol’ would have to do that movie (the critically savaged “From Justin to Kelly,” with runner-up Justin Guarini) and I didn’t want to do that movie. And I think Justin did. So, we were totally cool with him winning and me not winning, so I didn’t have to do (the movie),” she says. “But I won, and had to do it. Contractually obligated.”

Photos/Press/Videos: ’10 Days of Kelly Clarkson’ – Day 1

Photos/Press/Videos: ’10 Days of Kelly Clarkson’ – Day 1

In honor of Kelly’s talk show premiering in 10 days we are doing a 10 Days of Kelly Clarkson where I will be adding tons of photos to the gallery in celebration.

Day 1..
• Magazine scans and photo sessions from People and Parade magazine
The Voice posters and promotional images
The Kelly Clarkson Show posters, behind the scenes, and promotional images


Press: Kelly Clarkson Acts as Spokesperson for Clear the Shelters 2019

Press: Kelly Clarkson Acts as Spokesperson for Clear the Shelters 2019

Soon to embark on a new venture as the host as a nationally-syndicated talk show, Grammy Award-winner Kelly Clarkson will help those who cannot speak for themselves when she presents the half hour-long post-adoption event “Clear the Shelters” special. The show will be broadcast on NBC stations beginning August 23rd.

Discussing the upcoming program, which will shine a spotlight on some of the adopted dogs and cats who been waiting for “A Moment Like This,” the American Idol season one winner–and and coach on “The Voice” — stated:

“I am a huge animal lover and can tell you from personal experience that when you open your heart and home to a rescue animal, your pet will thank you every single day of its life. It’s the most beautiful and purest form of unconditional love you can ever have. I’m so excited for people to discover this feeling when they find their perfect pet on August 17, and to tell all the amazing pet adoption stories from this year’s Clear The Shelter’s campaign.”

Other high-profile pals to those with paws have also been helping to spread the word about the August 17th pet adoption event, including the cast of The Secret Life of Pets 2– Eric Stonestreet, Lake Bell, Patton Oswalt and Bobby Moynihan.

Last year’s spokesperson was Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Lynch, pet parent to four rescue dogs (Pit Bull/Shepherd Millie, Australian Cattle Dog Arbuckle, and Cocker Spaniels Bernice and Rumi). Speaking about the event, the star stated: “Every pet deserves a loving human and nothing loves a human more than rescue pets!”

Last year’s adopted pets included Bailey, a long-haired Chihuahua-mix puppy from Orange County, CA, who was adopted by a veteran and his family. In New Hampshire, Baby, a 15-year old senior cat was adopted after being a hospice resident at a Massachusetts shelter. One year later, Baby is off her medications and showers her new family with unconditional love. In Texas, Pepperjack, a yellow Lab, was adopted and renamed Jake after his family read about him in PEOPLE magazine’s special Clear The Shelters issue. Today, Jake is enjoying his new life.

Press: Trisha Yearwood’s ‘Every Girl’ Album Will Feature Kelly Clarkson + More

Press: Trisha Yearwood’s ‘Every Girl’ Album Will Feature Kelly Clarkson + More

Trisha Yearwood has announced the track listing for her upcoming album, Every Girl, which includes several collaborations with an impressive all-star roster.

Yearwood teamed with her husband and frequent collaborator Garth Brooks for a song titled “What Gave Me Away.” Every Girl also features Kelly Clarkson on “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know,” and Don Henley — who has previously sung with Yearwood on both “Walkaway Joe” and “Inside Out” — joins her again on the new album’s closing track, “Love You Anyway.”

Yearwood worked with her longtime producer, Garth Fundis, on Every Girl, and she drew from some of the most respected songwriters in Nashville for the project, including Lucie Silvas, Caitlyn Smith, Patricia Conroy, Ashley McBryde, Gretchen Peters and more. The singer is a huge fan of Linda Ronstadt, and she reached out to songwriter Karla Bonoff for a collaboration as well. She wound up recording a song titled “Home,” which Bonnie Raitt originally cut.

“I approached this album without any pressure or expectations,” Yearwood says in a press release. “I’m so grateful the songs were there. I found 14 tunes I couldn’t live without. You want people to recognize you as an artist, but you also want to take them somewhere they haven’t necessarily been with you before. With the freedom of no expectations, I got back to that feeling I felt on my first album, like I have to do this and put it out there. Over the years, I let go of worrying about perfection. I just wanted to have a good time. I realized maybe that’s when you do your best work.”

Yearwood released the album’s first single, “Every Girl in This Town,” in June. Every Girl is set for release on Aug. 30. It is currently available for pre-order. A limited edition version of the album that features special cover art in vinyl and CD formats will also be available for pre-order for a limited time via Yearwood’s Talk Shop Live channel.

Yearwood is slated to kick off her Every Girl on Tour on Oct. 3.

Trisha Yearwood’s Every Girl Track Listing:
1. “Workin’ on Whiskey”
2. “Find a Way”
3. “Home”
4. “Every Girl in This Town”
5. “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” (Feat. Kelly Clarkson)
6. “What Gave Me Away” (Feat. Garth Brooks)
7. “Something Kinda Like It”
8. “When Lonely Calls”
9. “Matador”
10. “I’ll Carry You Home”
11. “Drink Up”
12. “Bible and a .44”
13. “Can’t Take Back Goodbye”
14. “Love You Anyway” (Feat. Don Henley)