Kelly Clarkson felt ‘more pressure’ about her weight when she was thinner

Kelly Clarkson felt under more pressure about her size when she thinner because she was not “super healthy”. Throughout her 18 years in the music industry, the Since U Been Gone singer’s weight has fluctuated and she has been very candid with fans abo…

Kelly Clarkson felt under more pressure about her size when she thinner because she was not “super healthy”.

Throughout her 18 years in the music industry, the Since U Been Gone singer’s weight has fluctuated and she has been very candid with fans about her losses and gains.

But in a new interview with Glamour U.K., Kelly admitted she had a tougher time when she was “really thin” because she felt pressured to compete with stars who were smaller than her and had a completely different public image.

“I felt more pressure from people actually when I was thin, when I was really thin and not super healthy because I just was worn out, just working so hard and not keeping healthy habits. But I felt more pressure,” she confessed. “It was more of magazines shoved in front of you and, ‘This is what you’re competing with and we’ve got to compete with it.’ I can’t compete with that.

“That’s not even my image. That’s not who I am. That’s who they are. We’re all different and it’s O.K. I fought more when I was thinner than I do now, because now I just walk in and I just look at them like, ‘I dare you to say something. I’m happy in my life. I’ll work on me in my time!'”

Kelly also insisted that weight doesn’t always matter – as she was hired to be a judge on The Voice U.S. in 2018 when she was at her “heaviest point”.

“Paul (Telegdy) hired me from NBC because he loved my personality, he loved that I connect with people and I’m really raw and real. It had nothing to do with my sex appeal or my look aesthetically,” the 38-year-old shared. “It had to do with me as a person. I think it’s really up to artists to force people to have that mentality.”

The interview was published just days after it was revealed Kelly had filed for divorce from her manager husband Brandon Blackstock after seven years of marriage.

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Trolls World Tour breaks records with biggest digital release ever

Trolls World Tour has broken records by scoring the biggest opening weekend for a digital release.The sequel to the 2016 animated musical, featuring the vocal talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Corden, Sam Rockwell, and Kelly Clarkson, …

Trolls World Tour has broken records by scoring the biggest opening weekend for a digital release.

The sequel to the 2016 animated musical, featuring the vocal talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Corden, Sam Rockwell, and Kelly Clarkson, was due to be released in cinemas on 10 April.

However, while big-budget blockbusters, including No Time to Die, Fast and Furious 9, A Quiet Place Part II, and Mulan, were postponed after the Covid-19 outbreak led to cinema chains shuttering across the world, bosses at Universal decided to release Trolls World Tour on video-on-demand services for audiences to enjoy while self-isolating at home.

The movie has become the number one title on on-demand video platforms, such as Amazon, Comcast, Apple, and FandangoNOW, and Universal officials announced on Monday that Trolls World Tour had the biggest opening day and weekend for a digital title. They have not released official figures.

Cameron Douglas, head of FandangoNow, said that the animated sequel had generated the best weekend sales in the history of the streaming service.

“Following weeks of anticipation for its home premiere, Trolls World Tour is now FandangoNOW’s streaming debut champ, with the best pre-orders, first day and opening weekend sales we’ve ever seen,” he said in a statement. “We’re pleased that families looking for a much-needed entertainment break are enjoying DreamWorks Animation’s latest movie on our service.”

The movie, which was available to rent for $19.99 (£16) for 48 hours, was also available to 21 drive-in locations across the U.S.

Movies are traditionally shown in cinemas for around 90 days before being released on video-on-demand services.

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Jameela Jamil credits Kelly Clarkson with helping her combat body shaming

Jameela Jamil drew strength from the way Kelly Clarkson fought back against body-shaming critics to tackle her own weight-obsessed Twitter trolls.The Good Place star served as a radio presenter in the U.K. prior to landing a role on the hit TV show, bu…

Jameela Jamil drew strength from the way Kelly Clarkson fought back against body-shaming critics to tackle her own weight-obsessed Twitter trolls.

The Good Place star served as a radio presenter in the U.K. prior to landing a role on the hit TV show, but working off-camera didn’t stop haters from attacking her appearance.

And Jameela said she looked to the Since U Been Gone hitmaker, who has struggled with her changing figure over the years, for inspiration about how to handle the rough period with grace.

“I remember you going through that (fat-shaming), and then very shortly afterwards, I gained a lot of weight back home in England,” she shared with Kelly on her self-titled U.S. talk show.

“I was a radio DJ, by the way, you couldn’t even see me; people just wanted to know I was thin over the airwaves!” Jameela exclaimed. “So I got nationally fat-shamed for six months in my own country, and it was your response to yours (tough time) that gave me the strength to get through mine.”

Back in 2017, Kelly was targeted by a troll on Twitter who told her: “You’re fat,” prompting her to reply, “And still f***king awesome.”

Jameela has since set up the body-positivity movement called I Weigh and has become a champion for body neutrality and equality for women on social media.

“It’s about getting away from thinking about your body, and instead thinking about the things in your life that you should be grateful for. Like, I weigh the sum of all my parts. You can’t measure my worth on a weighing scale. You can’t measure your own like that. It’s insane that we still do this to women in this day and age,” Jameela explained.

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Eva Mendes wishes daughters would mix up Halloween costumes

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are trying to get their daughters to mix up their Halloween costumes because they want to be Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz every year. During an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, the Hitch actress revealed that her dau…

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are trying to get their daughters to mix up their Halloween costumes because they want to be Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz every year.

During an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, the Hitch actress revealed that her daughters Esmeralda, five, and Amada, three, are obsessed with the 1939 movie classic and always want to dress up as the lead character for the spooky holiday, even though she and Ryan try to encourage them to put a Halloween spin on their costumes.

“They’re constantly dressing up and our kids are obsessed with The Wizard of Oz and Dorothy, so they’ve been Dorothy every year,” Mendes told Clarkson. “We’re like, ‘Maybe we could do a bloody Dorothy?’ Like, ‘I can just put some blood on you or something! ‘Cause really? Dorothy again?'”

The 45-year-old did admit that it was “financially great,” and that her children are happy to wear non-Dorothy costumes when it’s not Halloween.

“They’ll get a Halloween costume that we have hanging out and they’ll wear that with pyjama pants and a headband, and it’s so cool,” the star shared. “It’s just such a freedom.”

The singer and talk show host then said she wished her five-year-old daughter River Rose would pick the same thing every year because she is constantly changing her mind about what character she wants to be.

“What my daughter did was tell me she wanted to be (literary character) Princess in Black, we’re reading these books. There is no costume for that, I had to make it happen and put it together with all of my free time and then she was like, ‘Never mind, I want to be Anna (from Frozen),’ and then I get Anna and she’s like, ‘I don’t know, Wonder Woman?’ and I’m like, ‘You’re gonna wear it!'” she joked. “My daughter changes her mind all the time… I would love it if she wanted to be Dorothy every Halloween.”

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Kelly Clarkson: ‘Body shaming harms my fans more than me’

Kelly Clarkson is bothered by the impact negative comments about her appearance have on her fans. The singer is known for clapping back at trolls online on a range of topics, including her size, and while she doesn’t get offended by the negative remark…

Kelly Clarkson is bothered by the impact negative comments about her appearance have on her fans.

The singer is known for clapping back at trolls online on a range of topics, including her size, and while she doesn’t get offended by the negative remarks, it gets under her skin when the comments begin to affect her followers.

“When it comes to body shaming, I mean, it’s the worst feeling in the world for people to come up at meet-and-greets and say, ‘Oh my God, wait, if they think that you’re huge than what do they think of me? Because I’m bigger than you,'” she told DailyMailTV. “That’s the part that breaks my heart. Because it’s like… screw ’em! Who cares what they think? Are you happy with you? That is the point.”

The American Idol winner, who is now hosting her own programme, The Kelly Clarkson Show, hopes her fans can follow her lead and ignore what the critics have to say.

“I’m not perfect. I’m far from perfect. I’ve never been and I’m O.K. with that,” the 37-year-old continued. “I’m very confident and comfortable in my skin because these were my cards and I’m very blessed.”

Kelly went on to explain that she doesn’t take the trolls’ comments to heart because she learned to have thick skin when she was growing up in a small town and “everybody offended me left and right”.

However, the Since U Been Gone star doesn’t understand why certain social media users feel the need to share their mean opinions.

“What bothers me about the shaming… whether it’s what you’re saying, what you look like, what your music is like – whatever – it’s like each (to) his own, man,” she insisted. “Why are you taking time out of your life to be hateful towards someone? It’s just weird. It says more about you than it does to the person you’re hating on.”

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Kelly Clarkson slams ‘fake news’ suggesting diet pills led to her weight loss

Kelly Clarkson has dismissed reports she has lost weight by taking diet pills as “fake news”.The Breakaway singer has been sporting a more svelte figure in recent weeks, with fans beginning to speculate about just how the mother-of-two has shed the pou…

Kelly Clarkson has dismissed reports she has lost weight by taking diet pills as “fake news”.

The Breakaway singer has been sporting a more svelte figure in recent weeks, with fans beginning to speculate about just how the mother-of-two has shed the pounds.

However, Kelly shut down rumours suggesting she took pills to help her slim down in a post on her Twitter page on Thursday, in which she wrote: “Other fake news that’s going around about me is that I’ve been taking weird pills 4 weight loss or doing weird fad diets. All of this is not true. I ain’t got time 4 all that. I eat the same stuff I always have. It’s all just made w/different flours/sugars/ingredients (sic).”

She concluded her post by referencing author Dr. Steven Gundry, whose books include The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in ‘Healthy’ Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain.

Earlier, Kelly had also hit back at people who were setting up fake accounts and posing as her on social media. She’d been alerted to the fact an account had been set up which claimed to be the singer’s special way of communicating with her fans, with one of her followers sharing a message she’d received from the false account and writing: “Someone made this fake account and is trying to lie to me I don’t believe that because I know the real Kelly Clarkson account and it making me mad now.”

Kelly then responded: “This is fake news & not me. What is wrong with people? I mean, I’m way too busy to be sitting around creating fake accounts.

“If you’re that bored go ahead & do the world a service and maybe read a book & better yourself rather than be weird & lie to people.”

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Kacey Musgraves paid homage to her album with ACM Awards suit

Kacey Musgraves paid homage to her album Golden Hour with her choice of outfit for the 2019 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards on Sunday night (07Apr19).The singer-songwriter collected the prizes for Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year…

Kacey Musgraves paid homage to her album Golden Hour with her choice of outfit for the 2019 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards on Sunday night (07Apr19).

The singer-songwriter collected the prizes for Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year at the event held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, months after she picked up four Grammy Awards for the record.

Kacey made a splash on the red carpet when she stepped out in a pastel-hued ombre suit featuring dramatic pleated sleeves, with the ensemble originally included in the Christian Cowan x The Powerpuff Girls collection.

“I saw it and immediately was like, ‘This has my name written all over it.’ It even kind of reminds me of the album cover a little bit. A nod to the fan on the album cover, just all the pleats,” she told People, referring to Golden Hour’s cover, in which she is depicted holding a pink fan with a blue sky in the background. “I love a gradient, I love anything ombre… and anything rainbow, clearly.”

Kacey look was put together by stylist Erica Cloud, while she had her flowing brunette locks styled by Giovanni Delgado and her flawless make-up, including a wash of pale pink eyeshadow, completed by make-up artist Moani Lee.

Maren Morris also went with a pastel look, opting for a lilac dress with frill detailing from Christian Siriano, and captioned a snap of herself on Instagram, “LILAC for ACMS. thank you @csiriano for making this dress in this gorgeous colour for me!”

Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman turned heads in a black and silver ensemble from Christopher Kane for the bash, where she supported her husband Keith Urban, and Miranda Lambert dazzled in a neon green number from Alex Perry.

Kelly Clarkson was all smiles in a black lace dress from Alexander McQueen, and Lauren Alaina proved her style credentials in a monochromatic dress by Emil Couture.

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Hugh Jackman: ‘I’d love to star in a Greatest Showman sequel’

Hugh Jackman has thrilled fans of his hit movie musical The Greatest Showman by revealing he’d love to portray P.T. Barnum in a sequel. The 2017 film became an unlikely smash all over the world and the movie’s soundtrack has become one of 2018’s bigge…

Hugh Jackman has thrilled fans of his hit movie musical The Greatest Showman by revealing he’d love to portray P.T. Barnum in a sequel.

The 2017 film became an unlikely smash all over the world and the movie’s soundtrack has become one of 2018’s biggest hits, spawning a tribute album featuring Pink and Kelly Clarkson.

And now the film’s star is ready to go again, telling the BBC he’d relish the chance to come back for a sequel.

“If a genuine opportunity came up where it felt like the right thing to do, then yep, I’d get the top hat back out,” he said.

“We have a situation in the business where the company that did it (20th Century Fox) has been sold to Disney, so there are a lot of spinning plates right now. I’m not sure what they would do, but it did take a while to get the first one up, and it’s not to be underestimated how difficult it is to get a musical up and going.

“But it’s clear to me and to everyone that people love these characters. I loved this movie, I loved this character and it was one of the great joys of my life.”

Meanwhile, a Broadway musical version of The Greatest Showman is reportedly in the works with Nicole Scherzinger a front-runner to star, and Jackman will be hitting the road in 2019 for a one-man show, during which he will perform songs he sang in the movie, along with tracks from his film Les Miserables and a collection of Broadway hits.

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Kelly Clarkson despises working out

Kelly Clarkson has opened up about how hard she finds it to work out. The Since U Been Gone hitmaker has struggled with her weight since shooting to fame as the first champion of hit reality show American Idol back in 2002, but earlier this year (18),…

Kelly Clarkson has opened up about how hard she finds it to work out. 

The Since U Been Gone hitmaker has struggled with her weight since shooting to fame as the first champion of hit reality show American Idol back in 2002, but earlier this year (18), she shared that she had dropped 37 pounds (16 kilograms) after adopting a new diet and exercise regime.

However, on Thursday (01Nov18), Kelly shared a candid post on Twitter explaining how she much she dislikes going to the gym.

“This just in…. I still hate working out. I’m sweaty, red, and not any thinner. People say it’s good for your heart…. but people also say red wine is good for your heart,” she wrote, before going on to underscore her love of wine. “I mean, I’m just stating facts here people. Who am I to ignore science?! #cardioversuswine.”

Accordingly, a number of Kelly’s 12.4 million Twitter followers responded to her message, offering up funny memes and kind words of encouragement.

“Dark chocolate is also good for your heart! Don’t forget that too!” one user replied, while another added, “If you flex when you lift the wine to your lips, it burns more calories #WINWIN #wine.”

A third insisted: “Hun, you’re perfect the way you are. Drink all the red wine!!!!”

In June, Kelly showed off her new figure at a series of red carpet events. And the 36-year-old, who shares two young children with husband Brandon Blackstock, explained in an interview with NBC’s Today show that she had been following a clean eating diet inspired by Dr. Steven R. Gundry’s book The Plant Paradox.

“I had an autoimmune disease and a thyroid problem that started in like 2006,” the star commented. “I read this book… it might not work for you but it worked wonderfully. Here’s the best part, ya’ll, it’s not even the weight – I mean, I know the industry loves the weight gone, but I mean, for me, it wasn’t really the weight. For me it was like, I’m not on my medicine anymore. My bloodwork came back and I haven’t been on my medicine since like February.”

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Blake Shelton joins Kelly Clarkson in UglyDolls movie

Country star Blake Shelton is reuniting with Kelly Clarkson on the big screen after joining the cast of her new animated movie UglyDolls. The Honey Bee hitmaker, who was crowned People magazine’s 2017 Sexiest Man Alive, will voice the role of Ox, the …

Country star Blake Shelton is reuniting with Kelly Clarkson on the big screen after joining the cast of her new animated movie UglyDolls.

The Honey Bee hitmaker, who was crowned People magazine’s 2017 Sexiest Man Alive, will voice the role of Ox, the unofficial mayor of a fictional town called Uglyville.

The gig also features Blake performing original songs as the cocky character.

“Blake is one of country music’s most talented and highly regarded artists, and his signature wit and infectious charisma lend themselves perfectly to the character of Ox, who fancies himself a defacto Mayor of the UglyDolls,” Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms, shares in a statement to Variety.

Blake’s The Voice co-star Kelly will lead the cast as Moxy, who, along with her pals, confront issues about fitting in as they learn to eventually love themselves.

UglyDolls, based on the popular plush toys created by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, also features the vocal talents of Nick Jonas, rapper Pitbull, and comedians Wanda Sykes, and Gabriel Iglesias.

Clarkson, Jonas, and Pitbull will also contribute new material for the movie soundtrack.

The children’s project, designed to be the start of a film franchise, is due to launch in theatres in May, 2019.

Blake is gradually building up his acting resume – he previously made an appearance in Pitch Perfect 2 and Adam Sandler comedy The Ridiculous 6 as famed gunslinger Wyatt Earp, while he also voiced Earl Pig in another animated film, 2016’s The Angry Birds Movie.

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