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Kelly Clarkson Is Sued By Father-In Law’s Company Amid Split From Brandon Blackstock – Entertainment Tonight

Kelly Clarkson is being sued by her management company. According to court documents obtained by ET, Starstruck Management Group claims they are owed more than $1.4 million in unpaid commissions. The suit alleges a breach of oral contract, and seeks declaratory relief and an accounting. ET has reached out to Clarkson for comment.

The company — which is owned by Clarkson’s estranged husband Brandon Blackstocks‘ father Narvel Blackstock — has represented Clarkson for the last 13 years and was paid a 15% commission on her gross earnings. The suit alleges that the singer has paid the firm $1.9 million this year, but owes another $1.4 million, and that they will “likely” be owed about $5.4 million by the end of 2020 in estimated commissions.

“Over the course of approximately 13 years, Starstruck developed Clarkson into a mega superstar,” the complaint states. “By way of example only, Starstruck was instrumental in helping Clarkson achieve success in terms of numerous hit albums, multiple GRAMMY wins and nominations, her role on popular television shows like The Voice and her own talk show. Despite Starstruck’s hard work and dedication, Clarkson has decided she is going to stop paying Starstruck for what is contractually owed.”

The lawsuit also notes that Clarkson and Starstruck do not have a written management agreement, alleging that the terms of their deal were verbally negotiated by her attorney and business manager in 2007. The docs also claim that Clarkson spoke with Narvel, confirming their management agreement.

The suit argues that Clarkson breached her verbal contract with the management group, and claims that Starstruck is entitled to future earnings made by Clarkson for The Voice, her talk show and her deal with Wayfair.

Clarkson filed for divorce from from Brandon in June 2020. The pair have two children together. A source told ET last week that she hopes she and her ex “can have an amicable split and move forward with a positive experience as co-parents.”


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Kelly Clarkson Is Feelin’ ‘Good As Hell’ With This Lizzo Cover – Billboard

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Kelly Clarkson covers Lizzo’s “Good As Hell” on The Kelly Clarkson Show.

A new season of The Kelly Clarkson Show premiered this week, and with it, a new set of Kellyoke covers.

Clarkson kicked off her show on Tuesday (Sept. 22) with a dose of confidence, belting out Lizzo‘s 2016 hit “Good as Hell.”

Decked in a flowing pink outfit, the singer kicked the second verse into the next year, adding powerhouse runs and a bit of a Southern twang.

Watch the killer performance below.

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Kelly Clarkson to fill in for Simon Cowell on “America’s Got Talent” – CNN

(CNN)Simon Cowell will be sitting out Tuesday and Wednesday’s episodes of “America’s Got Talent” due to an injury, but thankfully, the talent competition knew just who to call for a moment like this.

Singer and recent Daytime Emmy winner Kelly Clarkson, whom Cowell once had a hand in crowning the winner of “American Idol,” is set to serve as a guest judge on this week’s live telecasts, according to NBC and a statement posted on Clarkson’s social media.
“My friend, Simon Cowell, is doing better now but was in an accident and won’t be able to make Tuesday and Wednesday’s live shows for AGT, but no worries America, someone far wiser, cooler, and hotter is taking his seat!” Clarkson wrote. “The unbelievably amazing Kelly Clarkson. You’re welcome in advance!”
Cowell injured his back while riding an electric bike and required surgery.
Cowell thanked well-wishers for their “kind messages” in a tweet on Monday.
Clarkson will join fellow judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara. Terry Crews hosts the program.
“America’s Got Talent” airs Tuesday and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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Dodgers-Astros: Joe Kelly, Carlos Correa spark bench-clearing dust-up; Dusty Baker calls it ‘dirty’ baseball – CBS

In a rematch of the 2017 World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Houston Astros, 5-2, on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. It marked the first meeting between the two teams since the sign-stealing scandal that roiled baseball for months.

The Astros were sanctioned by MLB and shortly thereafter dismissed manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow for their roles in the scandal, in which the Astros illegally stole signs using replay monitors and a “trash-can banging scheme” to signal their hitters at the plate. MLB’s investigation found that the Astros used the scheme during the 2017 regular season and postseason and into the 2018 season, although some opposing players believe it went on for longer. The Astros won that series in seven games. 

As for Tuesday’s series opener, the highlight of the night came in the sixth inning when Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly threw behind a few Astros hitters, including Carlos Correa, which sparked a benches-clearing dust-up. Let’s run down what we need to know:

The expected bad blood

Surely many of the Dodgers who played in that 2017 World Series still feel cheated, but there weren’t fans in attendance to fan any flames and teams are strictly prohibited from fighting this season during the pandemic. As such, it would feel pretty weak if a pitcher felt empowered to dot an opposing player on purpose. It’s just a really bad look. Still, there appeared to be tensions. Early, this was Dodgers starter Walker Buehler directing some words at Astros third baseman Alex Bregman in possibly an angry exchange: 

I’m not a lip reader and can’t tell, but it doesn’t seem like he was exchanging pleasantries. Then the real fireworks, several innings later. 

Joe Kelly pitching for the Dodgers in the sixth inning: On a 3-0 count, he blazed a fastball behind the head and shoulders of Alex Bregman. The catcher was set up with a low-and-outside target. Bregman didn’t seem pleased, but didn’t say anything and ran to first. 

Michael Brantley followed with a grounder to first that forced Bregman out at second and saw Kelly covering first base. The two seemed at odds and someone could be heard on camera yelling for Kelly to get back to the mound with an expletive (linked here if you’re curious). 

Then came the Carlos Correa at-bat. A curveball flew over his head. Then an inside curve. Correa eventually struck out and cameras caught Kelly saying “thatta boy, nice swing!” 

That led to lots of yelling back and forth and Kelly could be seen making, frankly, some really childish faces back at the Astros. Like this: 

 Benches cleared …

… but eventually cooler heads prevailed and no one actually made contact with each other. 

It’s unclear if there was any intent behind any of Kelly’s pitches (the curves wouldn’t be on purpose and he generally has terrible fastball command), but it’s worth noting Kelly wasn’t personally wronged by the 2017 Astros. He wasn’t on the Dodgers. He was, however, on the 2018 Red Sox team that beat the Astros in the ALCS. Not that he wouldn’t be tight with his new teammates, we’re just providing all the context there is. 

After the game, Astros manager Dusty Baker said, “balls get away sometimes, but not that many in the big leagues.” (via Alden Gonzalez)

Baker also noted that throwing at a player’s head is “dirty” baseball. 

Joe Kelly’s side appears to be that the pitch to Bregman just got away. Via Dodgers beat writer Eric Stephen

“It was a ball. It wasn’t my best pitch. … It’s never good to put a guy on. I wasn’t feeling the greatest. Took me a while to get into my mechanics.”  

Tuesday’s series finale should be a doozy — here’s what you need to know and how to watch.

As for the actual game on Tuesday, a few more takeaways. 

Change of pace from last time

The last time these two teams played in Minute Maid Park was one of the most ridiculous and exciting baseball games I’ve ever seen. It was Game 5 of the 2017 World Series, which ended up 13-12 in 10 innings. It concluded on a walkoff knock from Bregman, but also had …

  • Dodgers with a 4-0 lead in the fourth
  • Astros get four in the fourth to tie it
  • Dodgers add three more in the fifth
  • Astros score three to tie it
  • Dodgers take a one-run lead in the seventh
  • George Springer immediately ties in the bottom half
  • The Astros get three more in the seventh to lead 11-8
  • The Dodgers get three in the ninth to tie it
  • Bregman’s walkoff single in the 10th ends it

There were eight doubles, a triple and seven home runs as part of the 28 hits. It took five hours and 17 minutes and went into the middle of the night. 

Tuesday was a different story. The pacing was mostly quick and it didn’t take much longer than a league-average game. 

The Astros got two runs early on a solo Correa shot and then an RBI single from Correa, but a five-run fifth from the Dodgers gave us our final score. Runs were only scored in three different innings. There was only one home run. The Dodgers’ entire fifth-inning rally contained zero extra-base hits. 

And there were no fans. Quite the contrast. 

Astros young bullpen in the spotlight

The Astros have nine rookie relievers and five of them were at least for a portion of the season in Class A last year. Though the Astros had an early lead, the most likely outcome here was the Dodgers’ excellent and deep offense taking it to the youngsters and, sure enough, it did sort of happen in the fifth, but overall it wasn’t a disaster. 

Enoli Paredes kind of was a disaster. He allowed a walk, fielder’s choice and two singles. 

After that, though, it wasn’t too bad. Andre Scrubb made his big-league debut and though he walked in a run to start things off, he got a double play on the next batter to end the nightmare inning and ended up with 2 1/3 scoreless innings. Nivaldo Rodriguez also made his MLB debut and pitched around two hits and a walk in two scoreless innings. 

Dodgers bullpen locked things down

Walker Buehler isn’t yet stretched out and was removed after 3 2/3 mostly fine innings, though he did allow the two runs and that’s a 4.91 ERA. The bullpen took over from there and completely shut down the Astros’ offense. Adam Kolarek, Brusdar Graterol, Joe Kelly, Caleb Ferguson, Blake Treinen and Kenley Jansen combined to allow only one hit over 5 1/3 scoreless innings. The only issues were Kelly’s two walks, really. 

Astros top three struggled

George Springer, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman are the most high-profile offensive players the Astros have. Lots of eyeballs are on them this year after the sign-stealing scandal somewhat dominated the offseason. Tuesday, the three combined to go 0 for 10 with Bregman’s two walks. I suppose you could say everyone but Correa struggled, really. They only recorded four hits and Correa had three of them with both RBI. Still, Springer, Altuve and Bregman are their stars. On the season, Springer is hitting .050/.174/.200 while Altuve and Bregman are both hitting an identical .222/.364/.444.

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though he walked three, Andre Scrubb in his MLB debut worked 2 1/3 innings and didn’t allow any runs (at least none he was responsible for)

no drama in top seven, though it’s notable that Chris Taylor got hit with a Corey Seager liner to end the inning

both managers have been spoken with by the umpires and it appears both benches have been warned

no one actually got together and fought. They were successfully kept apart. Ridiculous faces by Kelly

Correa strikes out. Astros are yelling at Kelly. Kelly making incredibly immature faces back and benches clear

and here we go

also worth mention, though Kelly’s on the Dodgers now, he wasn’t with the Dodgers in 2017. He was even on the Red Sox when they beat the Dodgers in the 2018 World Series. Not sure why this would be his personal battle.

high and inside curve again

and now one goes over Correa’s head. It was a curve. I’m inclined to believe Kelly just doesn’t know where the ball is going

also, someone could be heard yelling at Kelly “just get on the mound, mother******”

should point out there have been several bad Joe Kelly misses and he isn’t exactly known for command. I say that for two reasons:

1. If he did throw that one there intentionally, that’s completely irresponsible because he can’t hit spots and could miss and hit Bregman in the face

2. It’s possible it was a total accident

Meantime, he walks another. Correa to the plate as the tying run.

looks like there’s beef between Joe Kelly and Michael Brantley over a play where Kelly had to cover first (fielder’s choice, Brantley beat it after a force at second)

3-0 pitch from Joe Kelly sails over the head of Alex Bregman with catcher set up low and out. That … doesn’t seem like an honest miss?

bottom six, Joe Kelly on to face the heart of the Astros’ order

now it’s through five after an easy 1-2-3

my bad. through 4 1/2

just like that, a well-struck ball does not find a hole. Right at Altuve and a double play ends the misery for the Astros. 5-2 through five. It’s now a bullpen game

and we’re off the rails. Another walk. It’s 5-2. Bases still loaded with one out.

Turner and Bellinger single and it’s now 4-2 with station to station baseball the entire inning. Another pitching change coming

though I won’t blame the instincts and, again, I think he did beat the runner

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Kelly Asbury Dies: ‘Shrek 2’, ‘Smurfs’ Sequel & ‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ Director Was 60 – Deadline

Kelly Asbury, an animation writer-director and voice actor whose credits include Shrek 2, Smurfs: The Lost Village and Beauty and the Beast, died today after battling cancer for several years. He was 60. His rep Nancy Newhouse Porter of Newhouse Porter Hubbard confirmed the news to Deadline.

“He was one of the most admired and beloved people in the industry,” she said. “It’s heartbreaking for everyone.”

A three-time Annie Awards nominee for helming 2004’s Shrek 2 and writing and directing 2011’s Gnomeo & Juliet, Asbury also was nommed twice by the Cannes Film Festival: He was up for the Palme d’Or for Shrek 2 and the Camera d’Or for best debut feature for 2002’s Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.

His also directed last year’s UglyDolls, and his writing credits included co-penning the story for Disney’s 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast.

Born on January 15, 1960, in Beaumont, TX, Asbury enrolled at CalArts in 1980 and early in his career worked on the multinational ABC series the Littles and 1985 feature The Black Cauldron. By the late ’80s, he was working for Disney on toons including The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers Down Under, The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach.

Asbury also worked as a story artist on the groundbreaking 1995 Pixar classic Toy Story and in that capacity later contributed to such hit toon features as Chicken Run, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen and Sherlock Gnomes.

His feature directing debut came on Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, and Asbury went on to pen Gnomeo & Juliet, the offbeat 2011 feature that would spawn the 2018 spinoff Sherlock Gnomes.

Asbury also voiced characters in Shrek the Third and Sherlock Gnomes along with several of his own movies including Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet, Smurfs: The Lost Village and UglyDolls.

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Kelly Clarkson files for divorce from husband Brandon Blackstock – KPRC Click2Houston

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 1src:  Singer Kelly Clarkson (R) and Brandon Blackstock attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 1src, 2src13 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Singer Kelly Clarkson (R) and Brandon Blackstock attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS) (2013 Getty Images)

Kelly Clarkson and husband Brandon Blackstock are going their separate ways.

Clarkson has filed for divorce from Blackstock, citing “irreconcilable differences,” according to court documents obtained by CNN.

Representatives for Clarkson have not yet responded to CNN’s request for comment.

The “Voice” coach and Blackstock, a music manager, have been married since October 2013 and have two children together, River Rose and Remington Alexander.

Blackstock also has two children from a previous marriage.

During the coronavirus pandemic, Clarkson and Blackstock spent their time together at their property in Montana. It was from there that Clarkson recorded her daily television program and her appearances on NBC’s “The Voice.”

In the documents, filed June 4, Clarkson, who filed as Kelly Blackstock, the singer is requesting joint legal and physical custody of the children.

The court documents say the pair had a prenuptial agreement.

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Kelly Clarkson Files For Divorce From Husband Brandon Blackstock – The Blast

“The Voice” judge recently revealed she’s been social distancing at her ranch in Montana with her husband, their kids, as well as the singer’s stepchildren, Seth, 13, and Savannah, 18. In fact, she posted a photo of Brandon on her Instagram just two months ago. Last December, Kelly Clarkson opened up about the couple’s sex life and claimed it was on fire.

Months ago, she told her talk show viewers that they were still extremely active in the bedroom. During an “Ask Me Anything” segment on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” she revealed what went down before bedtime and the details were juicy.

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