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  • The War of Words between Kelly Clarkson and Clive Davis!

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    These two have battle before... but now it's downright messy!! Kelly Clarkson DOES NOT approve of record execs, Clive Davis', new memoir... 

    Kelly heard that in his new book, The Soundtrack of My Life, the music mogul wrote of Kelly's 'hysterical' tears during one of their meetings and she decided to write open letter to give her side of the story 

    "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!"

    Clive is stricking back though... with this on Twitter:

     "As anyone who has read The Soundtrack of My Life knows, I think Kelly Clarkson is a tremendous vocal talent and performer. In the book, I provide an in-depth look at our years together during which we shared major multi-platinum success, as well as a few creative differences. I am truly very sorry that she has decided to take issue with what I know to be an accurate depiction of our time together." 

    "Before the book was published, I had every fact checked with five independent individuals who were present on a daily basis throughout it all," he wrote in his response to the American Idol singer's claims. "The chapter as it is written was thoroughly verified by each and every one of them. I stand by the chapter as written in my book. At the same time I wish, and will always wish, Kelly's talent and her career to soar to ever new heights."

  • Which Kardashian has QUIT?

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    Not only to Kim Kardashian give Du Jour the first glimpse of her pregnant belly... she also revealed in the interview with the magazine that she is indeed quitting "Keeping Up With The Kardashians"!

    She confirms to DuJour magazine that she will no longer let the cameras film her after season nine, saying:

    "I think there's always an evolution of, you know, what you want to do in life. It's all about finding things that really excite you and motivate you and spark you all over again. I'm realizing that no matter what, if you go into something with all these expectations and plans, once you're actually living it, it could be completely different. My boyfriend has taught me a lot about privacy. I'm ready to be a little less open about some things, like my relationships. I'm realizing everyone doesn't need to know everything. I'm shifting my priorities."

  • VIDEO: Mindy McCready's last song and video meant to be a PSA for suicide prevention

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    Listening to this is heartbreaking... this woman was talented, but her demons obviously caught up to her. So Sad...

    Just days before her apparent suicide, Mindy McCready was ready to release a suicide-prevention video dedicated to her deceased boyfriend David Wilson. 

    As she sings "I'll See You Yesterday," a song intended for her next album, a photo of a rural scene transitions to pictures of McCready and Wilson, followed by contact information for suicideispreventable.org. It had been intended to be used as a PSA. 

     

    "She told me that it was beautiful, it made her cry and was exactly what she wanted," says Dan "Danno" Hanks, a private investigator friend who produced the video. "I asked her if I could post it and Mindy's answer was, 'You'll know when it's right.' In hindsight she was having me produce her suicide video." 

    Hanks posted the video on YouTube on Sunday after McCready was found dead on the porch of her Arkansas home after apparently shooting herself. Last month, Wilson was found dead in the same house, also with a gunshot wound to the head. 

    The song, written by McCready pal Courtney Dashe and co-writer Jason Walker, is about remembering the good in relationships that had gone sour. 

    The post on youtube has the following description from the poster:

    The last song produced By David Wilson before his tragic suicide. This song was written by Courtney Dashe, a fan of Mindy McCready's, It was recorded by Mindy McCready and has never been released. I acquired it last year when I visited Mindy & David at their home in Heber Springs, Arkansas. Mindy & David wanted me to listen to it and give my opinion. I do not have the rights to the song. I hope that this will inspire those that need help to reach out and ask for it. Contact www.suicideispreventable.org The rights are retained by the artist......... Danno Hanks

  • More details emerge during court hearing about "Bladerunner" Murder charges

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    This story just continues to get more preplexing... 

    From the story on people.com, it appears Oscar Pistorius is claiming that he thought someone had broken into his home so he fired shots that ending up killing his girlfriend... 

     

    TMZ reports: Oscar Pistorius swore in court today that he believes he was shooting at an intruder when he gunned down girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp ... but prosecutors scoffed, saying he was hell-bent on killing her.

    Pistorius' lawyer read his client's sworn affidavit to the judge, explaining that he believed an intruder was in his house on Valentine's Day and he felt vulnerable because he was in bed without his prosthetic legs ... and that's why he pumped a round of bullets into the bathroom door.

    The prosecutor saw it differently ... he said Pistorius' motive was simple -- "I want to kill."  Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said the Olympian took the time to put his prosthetic legs on, walk 23 feet, and then he began shooting.

    Pistorius claims he had no idea he was shooting at Steenkamp until he realized she was not in his bed.  He said, "It filled me with horror and fear."

    He claims he did not have his prosthetic legs on when he fired.  He says he put his legs on, walked to the door and bashed it open with a cricket bat and discovered Steenkamp mortally wounded.  He says he carried her downstairs and "She died in my arms."

    The prosecutors scoffed, saying Pistorius and Steenkamp had just finished a shouting match when he fired 4 shots into the bathroom, hitting Steenkamp 3 times.

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz2LMlb9k1Y Visit the TMZ Store: http://tmzstore.com



  • The full "Reality Steve" spoilers for tonight's episode!

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    The producers of "The Bachelor" are trying HARD in the commercials to make you think Sean is gonna come to blows with one of the remaining girl's ex... but it's NOT what it appears! KEEP READING for all the spoilers for tonight's episode! 

     

    Episode 8: Hometowns (4 down to 3)

    Lindsay Yenter (Fort Leonard Wood, MO) (Filmed 3rd)

    Desiree Hartsock (Newport Beach, CA) (Filmed 4th)

    Catherine Giudici (Seattle, WA) (Filmed 2nd)

    AshLee Frazier (Houston, TX) (Filmed 1st)

    Added from 12/17 post: Here’s the extended promo for Sean’s season:

    The biggest “jaw dropper” in that promo is the clip of Desiree answering the door at home, a guy comes in telling her that he loves her, her saying she doesn’t know what to do, and the guy and Sean kinda getting into it. Leading into that clip, you hear voiceovers of girls talking about “She said that there were other men,” and, “She has a boyfriend.” I can tell you now that the clip of Desiree is a complete mislead. That’s actually Desiree playing a prank on Sean (after he played one on her in their first date at the art gallery), and it’s just a friend of hers she asked to pretend he was an ex-bf and barge in to her hometown date. So no, Desiree does not have a boyfriend back home and that was all an act. 

    The prank must not go over well since....

    Rose Ceremony elimination: Desiree Hartsock

    To see who the overall winner is, check out my blog from Jan 7th

    OR Read more at http://realitysteve.com/2012/12/12/the-bachelor-sean-spoilers-episode-by-episode-2/#RKKaqIir8woEzQlG.99 

  • GUESS WHO is EXPECTING?!?

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    They have face baby rumors FOR YEARS... But FINALLY it's true!! Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas and her HOTTIE hubby, actor Josh Duhamel, are expecting! 

    She announced the news on her twitter page: 

    "They just found out and tweeted it to the world," a source tells Us Weekly. Duhamel also shared the same message via his Twitter and Facebook accounts.

    Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/fergie-is-pregnant-expecting-first-child-with-josh-duhamel-2013182#ixzz2LHQOV68m 
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  • Another "Housewife" leaving the show...

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    Can't say this is bad news... Adrienne Maloof is reportedly leaving "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"... She happens to be my least favorite on the show, so I'm actually pleased!!

     Rumors say Maloof has informed producers she does not want return to the show next season, but she may just be beating the producers to the punch since rumors surfaced last week that Adrienne and Taylor Armstong were about to to fired from the cast.


    Sources close to Adrienne tell TMZ she has had multiple talks with the show's honchos over the past few months ... discussing her desire to leave the show. 

    We're told Adrienne believes the intrusiveness of the show has "ruined" her family and personal life.  

    As TMZ first reported, former "Extra" host Dayna Devon is currently a front-runner to join the show, along with Rod Stewart's wife, Penny Lancaster

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz2LGwceE6p 
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  • Mindy McCready becomes 5th member of reality show's cast to die...

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    Sadly, the suicide death of Mindy McCready doesn't come as too big of a surprise. She had openly stuggled for many years... she even joined the cast of "Celebrity Rehab 3" with Dr. Drew Pinsky.
    But Dr. Drew told buzzfeed.com McCready was devastated after the January death of her boyfriend, David Wilson, and he believes that prompted her to apparently commit suicide on Sunday. He said he spoke to the 37-year-old singer after Wilson’s death, and she was going to seek help.

    “Although she was fearful of stigma and ridicule she agreed with me that she needed to make her health and safety a priority,” he stated. “Unfortunately it seems that Mindy did not sustain her treatment.”

    Pinsky called McCready a “lovely woman” and said she would be missed.

    Sadly, McCready isn’t the first of Pinksy’s patients to die. The singer is the fifth celebrity to pass away since appearing on Pinsky's show and the third from Season 3. Alice in Chains bassist Mike Starr and "Real World" participant Joey Kovar both died of overdoses. Rodney King and Jeff Conaway, from the series' second season, also both died after their appearances on the show.


  • Cast changes coming to "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"?

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    The latest season of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" isn't even done airing, but rumors have started that one, possibly two, of the ladies will be getting the axe! 


    Sources tell TMZ that Taylor Armstrong and one other cast member are on the chopping block ...

    TMZ is also reporting who may be joining the cast... 

     

     Dayna Devon -- the former host of "Extra" and a star on the TLC show "Plastic Wives" -- is the front-runner to replace one of the cast members. Devon has recently had "multiple contacts" with a casting company about coming on board for next season....

     

    Sources also say ... Penny Lancaster -- Rod Stewart's wife -- is also a strong candidate for one of the open positions...


    Stay tuned ...

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz2KzNVduQl 
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  • "Blade-Runner" Olympian charged with MURDER!

    Posted by Natalie Randall

    This story is CRAZY... Just a few months ago we were celebrating this man and his accomplishments and now he's been charged with MUrDER?!?! Check out the story from people.com...

    Oscar Pistorius – the "Blade Runner" who made history last year as the first Paralympian to compete in the able-bodied Olympics – was charged with murder Thursday after his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp, was found shot dead inside his home in South Africa. 


    Police said Steenkamp was shot four times in the predawn hours in the home, located in a gated community in Pretoria, reportsSI.com, which described Steenkamp as a model who spoke out on Twitter against rape and abuse of women. 

    Steenkamp's publicist Sarit Tomlinson said, "Our thoughts and prayers go to the Steenkamp family, who have asked to have their privacy respected during this difficult time, everyone is simply devastated. She was the kindest, sweetest human being; an angel on earth and will be sorely missed." 

    CNN reports that a pistol was recovered at the scene, according to police. Early news reports, unconfirmed by police, said Steenkamp was planning a Valentine's surprise for Pistorius, 26, but that it went horribly wrong. 

    'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius Charged with Girlfriend's Murder| Crime & Courts, Oscar Pistorius

    Police spokeswoman Denise Beukes said, "There is no other suspect involved" and that there had been "previous incidents" at Pistorius's home. 

    "Yes, there are witnesses, and there have also been interviews this morning," Beukes told reporters outside Pistorius's gated community. "We are talking about neighbors and people that heard things that happened earlier in the evening and when the shooting took place." 

    The suspect (who initially was not named, per South African law) was being cooperative and undergoing blood alcohol and forensic tests, said Beukes, adding that he requested to be brought to court immediately and that an application for bail would be refused. 

    Pistorius's court hearing was originally scheduled for Thursday afternoon but has been postponed until Friday to give forensics investigators time to carry out their work, said Medupe Simasiku, a spokesman for the prosecution. 

    Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp

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    A 9 mm pistol was recovered and a murder case opened against Pistorius. Hours later after undergoing police questioning, Pistorius left a police station accompanied by officers. He looked down as photographers snapped pictures, the hood on his gray workout jacket pulled up, covering most of his face. 

    A spokeswoman for Pistorius declined to comment, but the athlete's father, Henke, told the South African Broadcasting Corporation that his son was "sad at the moment." 

    Henke Pistorius added, "It will be extremely obnoxious and rude to speculate. I don't know the facts." 

     
  • Tonight's "Bachelor" Spoilers!

    Posted by Natalie Randall

     Check out the rundown from "Reality Steve" on tonight's "Bachelor"... SPOILERS AHEAD!

    Episode 7: St. Croix (6 to 4)

    What’s confirmed in St. Croix is Sean had a 1-on-1 date with Tierra...

    He also has a 1-on-1 date with AshLee Frazier, which was shown in the extended preview for the season....

    As for the remaining dates, no one in the history of the show has ever gotten back-to-back 1-on-1 dates as far as I can remember, and since both Catherine and Desiree had them in Canada, I’m guessing they are on the group date, which leaves only Lindsay or Lesley to get the third 1-on-1 date, if there even was one. Maybe four went on the group date, I don’t know.

    Sean’s sister Shay appears in St. Croix because Sean wanted to see her on her birthday, which was Oct. 25th, the day of the rose ceremony. From what I know she never meets any of the women, but does talk to Sean in a segment that was filmed for the show. Tierra has a meltdown the day of the rose ceremony before it happens, and Sean lets her go.

    Rose Ceremony Eliminations: Lesley Murphy.

    To see who the final four will be and the overall winner, check out my blog from Jan 7th

    OR


    Read more at http://realitysteve.com/2012/12/12/the-bachelor-sean-spoilers-episode-by-episode-2/#RKKaqIir8woEzQlG.99