Don't mess with Kelly Clarkson!
Even if you're Clive Davis! Clive recently put out a memior and has some not so nice things to say about Kelly!
Kelly fought back with THE TRUTH and posted this on her web page:
"So I just heard Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false information about me and my music. I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation for myself and for my fans. It feels like a violation. Growing up is awesome because you learn you don't have to cower to anyone - even Clive Davis.
First, he says I burst into "hysterical sobbing" in his office when he demanded Since You Been Gone be on my album. Not true at all. His stories and songs are mixed up. I did want more guitars added to the original demo and Clive did not. Max, Luke and I still fought for the bigger sound and we prevailed and I couldn't be more proud of the life of that song. I resent him dampening that song in any way.
But, yes, I did cry in his office once. I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called "Because Of You." I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a "sh*tty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me." He continued on about how the song didn't rhyme and how I should just shut up and sing. This was devastating coming from a man who I, as a young girl, considered a musical hero and was so honored to work with.
But I continued to fight for the song and the label relented. And it became a worldwide hit. He didn't include that in the book.
He also goes on to say My December wasn't successful because I co-penned the album and it didn't have "pop hits". Well, first let me say, I've co-penned many of my "pop hits." Secondly, My December went platinum (It sold 20,000 less than All I Ever Wanted which followed My December.) Hardly a huge failure. Never Again, the ONLY single they released in the US from that record was a Top 10 hit. I am very proud of that and I have my fans to thank. But, again, what's most interesting about his story is what he leaves out: He doesn't mention how he stood up in front of his company at a convention and belittled me and my music and completely sabotaged the entire project. It never had a chance to reach it's full potential. My December was an album I needed to make for myself for many reasons and the fact that I was so completely disregarded and disrespected was so disheartening, there really aren't words to explain….
Anyway, I love my job. I love my music. I love my fans. I love my label and all of my professional relationships… now. And I am grateful for Clive for teaching me to know the difference.
Cheers to another amazing year! And, as always, thanks for listening!"
Are you ready for Bonaroo?
The lineup for this year's Bonnaroo festival has been announced, and the headliners are: PAUL MCCARTNEY, MUMFORD & SONS and TOM PETTY.
Other acts include: Bjork, Wilco, R. Kelly, the Wu-Tang Clan, Daniel Tosh, Passion Pit, The Lumineers,Nas, ZZ Top, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Tame Impala, Billy Idol, Dwight Yoakam, Gaslight Anthem and Matt & Kim.
Bonnaroo is happening from June 13th through the 16th in Manchester, Tennessee.
Wow, this guy is pretty serious about Keith and Nicole!
Celebuzz asked KEITH URBAN'S Nashville pastor to weigh-in on Keith and NICOLE KIDMAN'S marriage. The pastor declared it so solid that he'd leave the ministry if they ever broke up.
Father Ed Steiner said, quote, "If I were to hear that they were breaking up, I think I would just have to give up my job. You know I've been doing this for 30 years, it's the whole body language thing, you just see it.
"Their body language suggests that they are a man and woman madly in love. The way you see them talk about the children . . . just to see them strolling about like a couple that are clicking . . . it's obvious."
A useless poll...but do you agree?
Men were polled to find out with who turned them off most in Hollywood.
Most were turned off by volatile and moody actresses as well as ice queens. And they don't want to see unhealthily skinny starlets on the big screen."
#1.) Kristen Stewart
#2.) Sarah Jessica Parker
#3.) Lindsay Lohan
#4.) Denise Richards
#5.) Kirsten Dunst
#6.) Mischa Barton
#7.) Hilary Swank
#8.) Lucy Liu
#9.) Tilda Swinton
#10.) Uma Thurman