07:01 PM EDT 11/25/2013
Originally posted 11/24/2013 09:50AM
Kelly Clarkson called her pregnancy news "the best Christmas present ever." Readers wholeheartedly agreed.
They also got a big laugh at the expense of a very embarrassed Liam Hemsworth.
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Originally posted 11/22/2013 04:30PM
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Originally posted 11/19/2013 01:00PM
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Originally posted 11/22/2013 07:30AM
Good things come to those who wait – as has been learned by Kelly Clarkson.
The singer and expectant mom, 31, agonized over being single for almost seven years, but says when she met hubby Brandon Blackstock, she immediately knew her date-free days were out the door.
"Every Christmas, it was like, 'Seriously, I'm still pathetically alone? Awesome. I'm still telling people I'm okay with it? I'm not,' " Clarkson tells Parade as part of a holiday-themed photo spread promoting her new Christmas album, Wrapped in Red. "[When I started dating Brandon], in my head, I was like, 'I'm already married to you!' "
Originally posted 11/21/2013 12:45PM
"She's a really nice person and she remembers how the show gave her a break," the dad-to-be tells PEOPLE of the American Idol winner
Originally posted 11/20/2013 12:40PM
"I'm manifesting it!" the expectant singer jokes of having a daughter
Originally posted 11/20/2013 11:30AM
Originally posted 11/19/2013 06:30PM
The singer and husband Brandon Blackstock are expecting "the best early Christmas present ever," she Tweets
Originally posted 11/18/2013 05:05PM
Celebrities love to rap (see: Gwyneth Paltrow's unforgettable performance of "Straight Outta Compton," or Ellen DeGeneres and Rebel Wilson channeling Salt-N-Pepa). And several have paid tribute to "Lose Yourself," Eminem's infectious anthem about overcoming adversity and conquering self-doubt.
Originally posted 11/15/2013 06:00PM
Less than a month after what was certainly one of the best days of Kelly Clarkson's life, the newlywed experienced what was sure to be one of her worst.
"My best friend died yesterday," the singer, 31, announced on Twitter Friday of her adopted dog's passing, saying, "Joplin was special. He fought his whole life to survive & now he can rest. I loved him."
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