Filed in Press

Press: Kelly Clarkson Defends Her Gay Fans in Inspiring Tweet: ‘Love Shared Between Two People Should Be Praised’

Ever since winning the very first season of American Idol, pop singer Kelly Clarkson has been an outspoken ally to the LGBTQ community. Whether she was supporting contestants during her stint as a judge on The Voice, including a gay couple in her “Tie It Up” video or just acknowledging her queer fans, Clarkson has always made it a point to be there for the LGBTQ community.

Part of being a supportive ally means standing up for marginalized communities when they are being attacked, and Clarkson certainly didn’t shy away from that task on Monday (August 20). A commenter responded to the singer’s support of two of her fans’ same-sex wedding, using homophobic slurs and calling homosexuality “a sin any way you cut it.”

Instead of ignoring the comment, Clarkson decided to make an example out of the tweet, retweeting and commenting on the post herself. “I almost didn’t respond 2 this because hate doesn’t deserve a spotlight but u know what, truth does,” she wrote. “The truth is that God is Love, & Love shared between two people should be praised not condemned in my personal opinion. I love u 2 although we see the world/love differently.”

Fans immediately praised Clarkson not only for standing up for two of her queer fans, but for handling the situation properly without putting anyone else down. The fan who was being attacked thanked the “Breakaway” singer, saying, “I saw that comment and was going to say something, but it wouldn’t have been as nice as you just put it,” she wrote. “Thank you for standing up for ‘us’ and more importantly, for what you believe in.”

Read Kelly Clarkson’s message of support here.
Source

share
Press/Photos: Kelly’s Season 15 Advisor is… Thomas Rhett!
Filed in Press Projects The Voice

Press/Photos: Kelly’s Season 15 Advisor is… Thomas Rhett!

Kelly Clarkson is going a little bit country for her adviser on The Voice season 15. Thomas Rhett will serve as the coach’s adviser during the upcoming season of the NBC singing competition series.

Thomas Rhett has released three studio albums, It Goes Like This, Tangled Up and the 2017 release Life Changes. He’s also written songs for the likes of Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Lee Brice.

This is Clarkson’s second season as a coach. She won her first time sitting in the spinning red chair during season 14. Her advisers during that season were Hailee Steinfeld and Cassadee Pope. Other advisers during season 14 were Julia Michaels and Jordan Smith on Adam Levine’s team, Shawn Mendes and Chris Blue on Alicia Keys’ team and Trace Adkins and Chloe Kohanski for Blake Shelton’s team.

Kelly Clarkson is going a little bit country for her adviser on The Voice season 15. Thomas Rhett will serve as the coach’s adviser during the upcoming season of the NBC singing competition series.

Thomas Rhett has released three studio albums, It Goes Like This, Tangled Up and the 2017 release Life Changes. He’s also written songs for the likes of Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Lee Brice.

This is Clarkson’s second season as a coach. She won her first time sitting in the spinning red chair during season 14. Her advisers during that season were Hailee Steinfeld and Cassadee Pope. Other advisers during season 14 were Julia Michaels and Jordan Smith on Adam Levine’s team, Shawn Mendes and Chris Blue on Alicia Keys’ team and Trace Adkins and Chloe Kohanski for Blake Shelton’s team.
Source

share
Filed in Press Projects Talk Show

Press: Kelly Clarkson Prepping Syndicated Daytime Talk Show

The Grammy winner recently inked a talent deal with NBC Entertainment.

NBC is shooting a talk-show pilot with The Voice star Kelly Clarkson that would potentially be shopped for a fall 2019 debut, confirmed sources close to the company.

Clarkson has a talent deal with NBC Entertainment, which now oversees NBCUniversal Television Distribution, including all first-run development for TV stations. That said, the show could potentially be offered to TV stations in syndication or it could air on another platform or in combination.

Earlier this year, Clarkson began a run on The Voice, starring alongside other judges Adam Levine, Alicia Keys and Blake Shelton with her team and her hand-selected talent, 15-year-old Brynn Cartelli, winning the season. She is returning to the show this fall. Clarkson also hosted the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in May and appeared on NBC’s Red Nose Day Special.

Studios are gearing up for 2019 and beyond. There is already at least one major time-slot available with NBCU’s Harry, starring Harry Connick Jr., ending its run after this month. Warner Bros.’ first-run division, Telepictures, has shot a pilot with RuPaul of RuPaul’s Drag Race and other shows with big-name talent are rumored to be in the works as well.

Clarkson came to fame as the winner of the first season of Fox’s American Idol in 2002. Since then, she has released eight studio albums — as well as remixes, extended plays and other recordings — that have gone to sell more than 25 million copies worldwide and more than 45 million singles. She has won three Grammys, three MTV Video Music Awards, four American Music Awards and two Academy of Country Music Awards.

She is married to talent manager Brandon Blackstock and they have two children together, River Rose and Remy Alexander, along with Blackstock’s two children from a previous marriage.
Source

share
Filed in Press Projects Uglydolls

Press: Kelly Clarkson To Lead Voice Cast Of STX’s ‘Uglydolls’ Movie

STXfilms said Kelly Clarkson has signed on to star in Uglydolls, its animated feature film based on the plush doll franchise. STX Entertainment snagged rights to the brand and is also prepping an animated TV series which will stream exclusively on Hulu.

Clarkson, with more than 25 million albums sold since winning the first American Idol, has been set to voice the lead character of “Moxy” and also perform original songs the feature, in which Moxy and her UglyDolls friends confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.

Uglydolls previously set Pitbull for the voice cast (he also will contribute original songs) and already staked out a May 10, 2019 release date.

Created as a plush toy line by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, the Uglydoll brand quickly gained a cult following around the world and was named Toy of the Year by the Toy Industry Association in 2006. Uglydoll characters are distinct for their endearing “ugliness,” in a wonderful “uglyverse” where differences are celebrated and embraced.

Clarkson returns to the judging panel of NBC’s The Voice this fall for the series’ 15th season. She is repped by CAA and Starstruck Entertainment.
Source

share
Filed in Uncategorized

Press: Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and More Set For Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show

Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Ricky Martin and more will perform at the 42nd annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. American Authors and Brandon Victor Dixon will also join the star-studded broadcast, hosted by NBC’S American Ninja Warrior stars Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila.

Dixon will be joined by the Harlem Gospel Choir for a special rendition of “America the Beautiful,” while Urban will perform with Julia Michaels for a song on his set. Clarkson, alongside the West Point Band and Glee Club, will feature their new recording of “God Bless America” for the patriotic anthem’s 100th anniversary. The song will play as a backdrop to the show’s Golden Mile, an array of gold effects stretching for a mile across the East River.

The 42nd annual Macy’s 4th of July firework show combines a pyrotechnic spectacle — which will be Macy’s largest firework display since the Millennial Celebration of 2000 — with spectacular performances. The West Point Band and Glee Club are also set to perform renditions of “Stars & Stripes Forever” and “The Star Spangled Banner.”

“Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” airs Wednesday (July 4) at 8-10 p.m. ET/PT, with an hour-long encore presentation at 10 p.m.
Source

share