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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.

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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.

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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.