If you can't get enough of Kelly Clarkson (and who can these past few weeks?), rush right over to MTV Leak, where you can hear "My December," scheduled to drop tomorrow, in its entirety. You might wonder what the fuss was all about. The New York Times didn't like, the Boston Herald did. Our opinion? It's perhaps not Clarkson's best album, but its pretty decent overall. And we love the first two releases, "Never Again" and "Sober," both dark but the first very edgy and the second a ballad. We say check it out yourself and form your own opinion. Let us know what you think. Happy listening!
PICTURE OF THE DAY
Kelly Clarkson and Aerosmith's Steve Tyler from the July 2007 issue of InStyle:
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Yes, Kelly Clarkson again! But you wouldn't want to miss this old video of her when she gets onstage with the infamous Metal Skool on the sunset strip and drinks whisky straight from the bottle as she sings some classic Guns 'N Roses. Watch video (not for the kiddies):
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Finally, a non-Kelly item. Whew. From Harp magazine's interview with singer/songwriter Nicole Atkins:
HARP: Have you met the “Jersey Girl” Antonella Barba from American Idol?
My 12-year-old little cousin met her over the weekend and got her autograph. He said she has nice boobies.
*cough*, yes, but we knew that already, didn't we?
PAULA ABDUL'S SCAVENGER HUNT
People magazine reports that Paula Abdul led a scavenger hunt to celebrate her 45th birthday. The hunt originated at West Hollywood eatery Ketchup and found the group of pals – including Jordin Sparks, Blake Lewis, Chris Sligh, Gina Glocksen, Chris Richardson and LaKisha Jones – touring Los Angeles. When they were finished, the crew returned to the restaurant for mini kobe sliders, mini kobe beef hot dogs and mac 'n' cheese. Abdul – whose birthday was June 19 – looked "so good," an onlooker said, especially as she was blowing out the candles on her birthday cake.
Watch video of Paula's birthday on TMZ.com.
Watch video from Celeb TV of Paula and her playmates as they party:
BLAKE AND JORDIN ROMANCE? NAH
Latest rumor TMZ.com is trying to push that we're not buying:
They've denied up and down that they're an item, but Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis have been looking awfully co-co-co-zy in the afterglow of their "American Idol" glory.
A TMZ spy spotted the "Idol" finalists "holding hands" while shopping at a Fry's Electronics store near L.A. We're told that they wandered around the store, unmolested, and seemed "happy" together. Blake was overheard saying to the 17-year-old Jordin, "We should call your mom." Need a ride, kids?
Here, B & J yuk it up for photogs, as Blake rocks an outfit that seamlessly blends New Kids on The Block and low-rent surf dude chic.
The pair will tour with the rest of the "Idol" crew this summer, but it looks like they've got their own duet.
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