Kelly released a short video of her wedding to Bradon, it looks like it was an absolutely breathtaking day. The spot is beautiful.
“Tie It Up,” she did! As previously reported by E! News, the original American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson, married talent manager Brandon Blackstock at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tenn., on Sunday, Oct. 20. Built in the 1970s and nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, the lush locale sits on 4,200 acres of greenery.
Clarkson walked down the aisle in Temperley Bridal’s “Jessamine” dress from the Iris collection, E! News can exclusively confirm. “It was between these three dresses,” the Grammy winner said earlier this month. For her gorgeous engagement shoot, Clarkson donned Marchesa and Monique Lhuillier.
The “Catch My Breath” crooner completed her look with a Maria Elena Headpieces headband. Clarkson carried a bouquet of sunflowers and Bluebonnets—the official flower of Texas, her home state.Koby & Terilyn Brown, Archetype Studio Inc
Blackstock’s two children, Savannah, 11, and Seth, 7, attended the couple’s intimate ceremony. Clarkson shared two wedding pictures with her Twitter followers on Monday, Oct. 21.
NBC has cast Grammy Awards winners Kelly Clarkson (Wednesday, Dec. 11, 10 p.m.) and Michael Buble (Wednesday, Dec. 18, 10 p.m.) to star in a pair of upcoming hourlong holiday specials.
The Kelly Clarkson special will be based loosely on Charles Dickens’ classic novel “A Christmas Carol.” During the course of the yet untitled special, Clarkson’s character will learn about the true meaning of Christmas.
For his annual holiday special, Buble will deliver some of his most popular songs in an intimate setting and invite some of his favorite guest performers as well.
“These two immensely talented Grammy Award-winning artists will be the perfect addition to the holiday season,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “We are looking forward to bringing their signature sounds into America’s homes.”
Clarkson, who rose to fame in 2002 as champion of the first season of “American Idol,” has sold more than 20 million albums over the course of her career. She has 11 No. 1 singles worldwide on the Billboard charts and will release her sixth studio album, “Wrapped in Red” (RCA Records) on Oct. 25.
The Canadian-born Buble has had a handful of best-selling albums, including “It’s Time,” “Call Me Irresponsible” and his most recent, “To Be Loved.”
The Clarkson special, to be filmed in Las Vegas, will be produced by Done and Dusted Productions with Ian Stewart serving as executive producer.
Brad Lachman will produce the Buble special.
Kelly Clarkson has teamed up with State Farm Insurance for the company’s “Celebrate My Drive” campaign, which encourages teens to be smart behind the wheel and refrain from distracted driving. And in a new video, Kelly reveals that this is an issue that hits very close to home for her.
“I had a friend of mine die of a distracted driver,” Kelly says. “He had just graduated high school, he was two years older than me, and it just kinda shook all of us up. Y’know, you’re young, and you don’t think anything like that could ever happen. Somebody was distracted and killed him, and one of our other friends was in the car with him, and she had to be there when that happened. I mean, it’s just so silly, like, he died ’cause somebody just wasn’t paying attention. So on a serious note, two eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel.”
But the rest of the video isn’t so serious — Kelly answers random questions about driving, such as what’s her favorite car air freshener scent, and whether or not she’d ever put a bumper sticker on her car. The answers are, for the record, “Pine,” and “Yes, and it would say ‘Don’t Mess with Texas.’”
Kelly also recalls her first car ever in the video. “Her name was Jane Honda. She was a Honda Accord LX. Her windows didn’t roll down too well but I loved it…I looked good in her!”
“I love singing in the car,” Kelly adds. “And I am like, in my head, like, on stage, totally Tina Turner-ed out, like, I’m going for it. People would pull up at the stoplight, and I’d just be, like, going for it. And you’d think that’d be, like, embarrassing, but nope! I just roll that window down and keep singing!”
As part of the campaign, teens and their schools are invited to make a commitment to safe driving. Schools can win grants, or the grand prize: a private concert by Kelly herself. Visit CelebrateMyDrive.com for more information.
The “American Idol” superstar has joined the insurance company’s “Celebrate My Drive” campaign.
Kelly Clarkson has teamed up with State Farm Insurance Company for its “Celebrate My Drive” campaign, which launched this month.
The American Idol superstar is answering driving-related questions in a new clip released by the agency, which encourages teen drivers to make positive choices as they take on the open road.
Clarkson comes across like a concerned big sister, sharing several humorous stories as she tackles the important topics. For instance, what is Clarkson’s favorite car freshener scent?
“Pine,” cracks the cheerful Texan. “Reminds me of home.”
Would Clarkson ever put a bumper sticker on her car? Totally. Her suggestion: one with the slogan, “Don’t Mess With Texas.”
Does she have a bad driver’s license photo?
“Basically when you start with this canvas, you can’t go wrong,” quips the 31-year-old Grammy winner.
Her first car? A Honda Accord LX, appropriately nicknamed Jane Honda.
She also discusses her method for eliminating distractions like a ringing cell phone, and recounts a story how a friend of hers died due to a distracted driver.
“Two eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel,” she concludes.
Watch Clarkson’s cute clip below.
Trisha Yearwood’s Emmy-winning series Trisha’s Southern Kitchen returns for a fourth season this fall with new family-inspired recipes, music and special visits from relatives and famous friends, including Kelly Clarkson and Wendy Williams. From Corn Salsa with Kelly and Ribbon Meatloaf with Wendy to a lightened up Un-Fried Chicken with Chef Art Smith, Trisha shares delicious meals for any occasion – all packed with her own twist on Southern flavor. Other episodes include a perfect-ten meal and trip to the balance beam with Olympic Gold Medalists Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner, and a tailgate feast with NFL star Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda. New episodes begin airing Saturday, November 9th at 10:30am ET/PT on Food Network.
Kelly Clarkson has a soul mate, but according to the singer, it’s not fiancé Brandon Blackstock.
The 31-year-old beauty took to Twitter today to share a sweet photo of her “soul mate”—her adorable puppy Joplin, a black poodle mix that Clarkson adopted in 2011.
“I’m just gonna say it… he’s my soulmate. #joplin #sorrybrandon #hashtag,” the American Idol alum captioned the precious pic where she’s giving her pup an “eskimo kiss” while cuddling her furry friend.
Clarkson is sporting a floral hoodie in the shot which is almost too cute for words as she gives her pooch a big squeeze, showing off her love for her very important pet.
The engaged songbird is the proud parent of two delightful dogs, Joplin and Security, and has previously said her precious pups are her “babies” that she “sleeps with every night.”
We can see why!
Sorry, Brandon, looks like you’ve got some four-legged competition.
The countdown the the 2013 American Music Awards has begun, and Kelly Clarkson will have the privilege of announcing the American Music Awards nominees alongside Willi.i.am.
The two stars will announce nominees in five categories live on ‘Good Morning America’ on Oct. 10. around 8:30am ET. This marks the first time that the nominations will be announced live from New York City.
Immediately following ‘GMA,’ Clarkson and will.i.am will reveal the nominations in all categories at a press conference at B.B. King’s Blues Club & Grill in New York.
The 2013 American Music Awards nominations are presented in many genres of music, including Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin and EDM.
In 2012, Carrie Underwood grabbed the award for Favorite Country Album, while Taylor Swift captured Favorite Country Female, which was her fifth consecutive win (she lost her hold on the Artist of the Year, which went to Justin Bieber). Luke Bryan scored big with Favorite Country Male, which was his first win, and in years past, the Band Perry and Jason Aldean have also been big nominees.
Any guesses on who AMAs nominees will be in 2013? The AMAs event will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 8-11PM ET on ABC.