Kelly Clarkson's fellow American Idol finalist Justin Guarini claims they had a secret relationship.
The "Because of You" hitmaker - who is expecting her first child with husband Brandon Blackstock - won the first series of the show in 2002, and the runner-up claims they began a romance when they starred together in movie From Justin to Kelly, but separated when her career grew more successful while his stalled.
According to a review posted on website Mcall.com, Justin told the audience at his Lovesick one-man cabaret show in Pennsylvania last week about the romance, and also with another Idol contestant from his series, the fourth-placed Tamara Gray. Justin - who has two children with wife Reina - has previously described Kelly as being "like a sister" to him. "We've just always been such good friends. Um, man, it was weird; she was like my sister on the show, and then you know, we made a movie together. ... I'd say, we had a good time. Yeah," he previously said in 2012.
And speaking around the release of From Justin to Kelly, the "Stronger" singer was quick to dispel talk of a romance with her co-star. "We're like brother and sister," Kelly insisted at the time.
Kelly Clarkson will marry Brandon Blackstock on October 20, 2013.
The "Stronger" singer - who got engaged to the music manager in December - sent out their Save the Date invitations in recent days, and will tie the knot in Nashville, Tennessee. The simple yellow and brown stationary, obtained by gossip website RadarOnline.com, reads, "Bookmark the date for the wedding of Kelly and Brandon," including the date and location saying, "Formal invitation to follow."
Blake Shelton, who is managed by Brandon and is one of Kelly's best pals, will officiate the ceremony.
The 30-year-old American Idol winner recently admitted that she was "overwhelmed" by her wedding plans because she was struggling to keep their guest-list under control. "We're just kind of overwhelmed with the planning of the wedding. We're actually thinking fall this year and we're thinking outside. We're trying to make it small, but it is hard. I literally had a breakdown two weeks ago about the wedding list. I'm terrified of everyone watching me walk down the aisle," she explained.
Nick Cannon "wasn't concerned" Nicki Minaj would be a threat to his wife Mariah Carey's safety after their American Idol argument.
The two went head-to-head on the judging panel of the show last week, with Nicki at one point threatening to shoot the "Hero" singer and filming having to be called off, but Nick claims he was not "worried" about what was said and believes it made "good news" for the series.
"I wasn't concerned. That's exactly what you called it - drama. With drama, it's theatrics. I'm not worried about that stuff. I wasn't there. It made for good news. It sounded good, right? Good job, Fox!" he told E! News.
Mariah was supposedly so nervous about what Nicki said - at one point calling for her head to be cut off - she beefed up her security detail. However, a friend of Mariah's said she would not let the "Starships" hitmaker ruin her time on American Idol because she has dealt with "far worse" in her long career: "She's not going to let this faze her now - the outbursts won't faze her. She'll handle [it] with poise and grace. Mariah has dealt with far worse in her career."
Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough are considering getting married.
The American Idol host and the Rock of Ages beauty have been dating for two years and now the 37-year-old presenter has admitted the couple have been discussing taking their relationship to the next level: "It's something we talk about," he said.
When asked if he would consider it in the near future, he added, "We talk about that, too!"
Ryan admitted the pair enjoyed celebrating their recent two-year anniversary as they took the time to reminisce over the period: "[On our anniversary] night we talked about the things that we'd done that year. I think I did everything right!"
Though he produces fly-on-the-wall reality shows such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians and its spin-offs - including the wedding of Kim Kardashian to Kris Humphries last year - Ryan insists he wouldn't want to televise his own nuptials.
“Me and Lauren have been together since day one, and we’re gonna stay together,” Scotty McCreery cried after he won the title of American Idol. This was just moments after it was announced that he’d won; moments after runner-up Lauren Alaina grabbed his head and planted a kiss on him.
“He might be my boyfriend… ask him,” she said of Scotty in a later interview.
So, someone did. But McCreery maintains that he’s “still single.” According to his version, he and Lauren have “gotten really close, but I don’t know about the more than friends stuff.”
Their finale performance songs (McCreery’s “I Love You This Big” and Alaina’s “Like My Mother Does”) are available on iTunes.
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“It’s officially true,” Paul McDonald confirmed what the gossip columnists have suspected for the past several weeks. Fresh from his Thursday elimination from American Idol, McDonald confirmed that he’s dating Twilight’s Nikki Reed.
Paul never stopped smiling during his exit interview. His luck in love has apparently taken the sting from his Idol rejection. “When I first tried out for [the show], it was just kind of for fun, and I didn’t even expect to get this far in the competition.”
He’ll be moving forward with his music post-elimination. “I’ve been writing tons of material while I’m out here… I’ve been focusing a bunch on writing and working hard on stuff that’s coming out after Idol.”
We just hope he’s got a few more jacket designs up his sleeve, too.
Keep track of all the gossip, recaps and spoilers from the current season of the show when you read all our American Idol 10 posts.
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The health problems with American Idol contestant Casey Abrams continue. We joked in our Thursday results recap that “for a few seconds it looked like he might need some sort of medical attention,” and the singer proved us right just minutes later.
Abrams won the coveted judges’ save after failing to secure votes following his Wednesday performance, and the experience was so overwhelming that he hyperventilated and collapsed after cameras stopped rolling.
Staff rallied and sat Casey in a chair before rushing him to the hospital, again, in his third dramatic stay of the (still rather young) AI season. Abrams had received a blood transfusion that very morning for his ongoing stomach problems.
As always, you can keep track of the current season of the show when you read all our American Idol 10 posts.
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Casey Abrams has finally broken his silence regarding his health problems. The American Idol contestant (Top 12 and counting) nearly missed his shot at reality stardom when he was hospitalized following a rehearsal early in the contest, and he was absent from the Top 13 results show because of a second hospitalization.
“I’m feeling really good,” he was all smiles on Monday. Abrams revealed that he suffers from ulcerative colitis, which requires him to get blood transfusions to stay healthy.
Keep track of all the contestants, behind-the-scenes gossips and recaps when you read all our American Idol 10 posts.
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Justin Buckles, writer of American Idol Exposed, continued his intimate interview with Vote For the Worst, the famous anti-Idol site, this week. Buckles worked for American Idol during season 5, and (like us) became so disgruntled with the victory of Taylor Hicks that he had to walk away.
Okay, so maybe Taylor Hicks was only part of the problem. According to the in-depth interview, Buckles had a lot of personal and professional reasons for washing his hands of television’s number one show.
Buckles had tons of interaction with the contestants during his season. He paints a picture of a very toxic environment with exhausted singers, horrifying stage mothers and over-confident contestants who begin letting the fame go to their heads. But, perhaps there was some reason they were so stressed...
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Viewers of American Idol’s Thursday results show found that the Top 13 was curiously whittled down to 12 for the entire broadcast -- Casey Abrams is back in the hospital.
The singer nearly missed his shot at Idol stardom on February 24, when he was rushed to the hospital following a rehearsal. At that time, show insiders stated that if Abrams could not pull himself together before his scheduled performance, he would not stay in the competition.
But Abrams didn’t dodge this new bullet. FOX has had almost nothing to offer on Casey’s status, health-wise or show-wise, but we do know he received a blood transfusion during his first hospital stay.
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