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Newlywed Kelly Clarkson hit Twitter to share a holiday greeting that she captioned, "Merry Christmas from the Blackstock!"

Featured in the photo are a family pooch, new hubby Brandon Blackstock and his children Savannah and Seth.  The identity of the jolly Santa is unknown -- even the Blackstock's look like they're not sure about him...

Clarkson, 31, announced with delight last month that she is pregnant but is not thrilled with the morning sickness that lasts all day.  She reports, "It's miserable.  I'm so happy I'm pregnant.  I just wish like he or she would stop trying to kill me."

The couple cancelled their mega wedding, opting instead for an intimate family ceremony that took place on October 20, 2013 at Blackberry Farms in Tennessee.

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The former 'American Idol' winner tied the unveiling of her humorous Christmas greeting on social media with a holiday photo contest.  A link to her website invites fans to submit photos of their own by following the instructions on the gallery page.  Kelly will pick her favorites from the galleries to receive autographed vinyl copies of her latest album Wrapped in Red.

Her Christmas special 'Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale' airs Wednesday, Dec. 11, on NBC.  The star-studded guests include Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Danica Patrick, Heidi Klum and William Shatner.

Check out a Behind the Scenes sneak peek of tonight's special:


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Posted by Missy
kelly clarkson pregnant

Kelly Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock have announced that they are expecting their first child together!

The former 'Idol' winner hit Twitter and Facebook yesterday to reveal, "I'm pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited!  Best early Christmas present ever."

Last week Clarkson told Jay Leno that they really wanted a child, "We are not announcing anything right now! ... Practice makes perfect! We're trying, trying, trying … like rabbits!"


Brandon and Kelly, 31, got married on October 20 at Blackberry Farms in Walland, Tennessee. His two children from a previous marriage, Seth, 6, and Savannah, 12, witnessed the covered bridge nuptials.

According to Brandon, "My kids love her.  I couldn't ask for a better stepmother for my children."

Clarkson last hit the red carpet in a gorgeous red dress on November 7.  She appeared on stage to present an award at the 47th CMAs.

Her dress color was no doubt a nod to Kelly's recently released Christmas album Wrapped In Red.  The 14 tracks include classics 'Silent Night' and 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' and 'Underneath the Tree.'

She also added a special tune for her new husband 'Winter Dreams (Brandon's Song).'

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Posted by Missy
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Over the weekend Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock were married in an intimate ceremony and now the singer is give the world a peek into her perfect day.

The former 'Idol' winner posted a romantic video of her wedding on social media.  Dare we suggest this could well be a scene straight out of a fairytale?  It was pure delight for the eyes.

She tweeted, "Here is a little video of our special day! Thanks to everyone for all of your well wishes!!! And a HUGE thanks to my videographer @weisseubanks for capturing the day so perfectly!"

The video was shot by Weiss Eubanks Films on Oct. 20, at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee and is set to Patty Griffin's ballad 'Heavenly Day.'

Brandon's children, Savannah, 12, and Seth, 6, stood with the couple and witnessed the intimate ceremony under the shelter of a romantic covered bridge.

The couple got engaged in December 2012, and Kelly opted for a small wedding after their original plans got out of hand.  Eventually caving to the pressure, she threw up her hands and decided, “I’m so over it. It’s so overwhelming."

Check out Kelly and Brandon kissing, sitting in a rowboat and dancing on the dock. It is fabulous!


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Kelly Clarkson has married her fiance Brandon Blackstock.

The former American Idol winner and her fiance exchanged nuptials on October 20th in a private ceremony in my neck of the woods at Blackberry Farm, a luxury resort in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

“I’m officially Mrs. Blackstock :) We got married yesterday at Blackberry Farms in TN, the most beautiful place ever!” the 31-year-old singer tweeted.

The couple were engaged in December 2012, and Kelly shared her desire to have a small wedding. "I'm so over it. It's so overwhelming," she previously said in an interview.

"We're not doing the big huge one. We're just gonna go off with the kids and go get married and it's just gonna be literally, seriously small."

Brandon, whose stepmother is Reba McEntire, has two children from a previous marriage. He also happens to be Blake Shelton's manager, and his father, Narvel Blackstock, is Kelly's manager.

More photos below.

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Posted by Missy
kelly clarkson and brandon blackstock

So much for an elaborate wedding! Singer Kelly Clarkson and her fiance Brandon Blackstock have decided to forgo all of the traditional trappings and will elope instead.

Kelly and Brandon's original plan for an "earthy" outdoor fall wedding officiated by Blake Shelton has been cast aside mission impossible.

Kelly revealed to PEOPLE, "We are so busy that we finally just came to terms the other night and were like, 'So, we change our minds and we want to elope.' We just got so overwhelmed by it – all the decisions."

Their schedules just don't permit the time and energy needed to orchestrate such an affair.

She explained, "I have a Christmas record coming out. I'm doing a bunch of stuff with State Farm to educate kids about safe driving. He has two kids who just started school. We're going to all these football games and soccer games and volleyball games and Brandon's got one of the biggest artists in country music. He's flying everywhere with Blake Shelton."

'Save the Date' cards were already sent out and details on the wedding were being leaked. Now they plan to send out an engagement photo to everyone saying, "Thank you so much for understanding, but it's just going to be me and Brandon and his two kids and the minister."

They don't feel like they need a huge party, "Our whole life is a celebration. That's what we kept laughing about. We don't need another day where we throw a big party. Our lives are so in the spotlight all the time. Everything is such a spectacle, we were like, 'We would rather have an intimate moment that's special.'"

There will be a huge "stock the bar" party thrown by a friend for the couple after construction is completed at their new home.  The event will be attended by all of their recently uninvited wedding guests.

Watch "Tie It Up" below:


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Posted by Meg
pretty as a bride

Bride-to-be Kelly Clarkson posted a wedding dress-inspired engagement photo on Twitter that features the singer arranged sweetly and barefoot, with book in hand, on a window seat in a library of shelved books.

She tweeted, "Ok, just saw my engagement shoot pics & I have to share one!!! Thanks @kobyb & @TerilynBrown! Ready to #TieItUp!"

The 31-year-old former 'American Idol' winner announced her engagement to talent manager Brandon Blackstock on Dec. 14, 2012.

Kelly met her future husband through his father Norvel Blackstock, who happens to be Clarkson's manager and the husband of Reba McEntire.

This has been an excellent year for the 'Stronger' singer.  She was tapped to perform 'The Star-Spangled Banner' at Super Bowl XLVI and sang 'My Country 'Tis of Thee' for the second Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama.  That evening she and her fiance partied at the White House.

The couple sent out a Save the Date notice in late May to family and friends.  The nuptials are scheduled to take place on October 20th in Nashville with country singer Blake Shelton officiating.

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Kelly Clarkson was rocking a princess crown when she hooked up with Cinderella at Disneyland Paris on Tuesday.

The singer-songwriter peeked through a carriage window in one photo and mimicked the hand gestures of Cinderella while posing for a panoramic view of the stage.

kelly clarkson meets cinderella in paris

The 2002 'American Idol' winner is getting set to kick off a summer tour with Maroon 5 beginning August 1.

During her decade long career, she has won 61 awards from 129 nominations.  Her latest musical accolade was a 2013 Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album for 'Stronger.'

Kelly will appear as herself in the pilot of the fall premiere of the Robin Williams television sitcom 'The Crazy Ones' on CBS.   The premise is that Clarkson wants to change her image and sing about sex in a commercial jingle for McDonald's.

Check out the hilarious video clip below -- move slider to 2:25 for the Kelly action:


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kelly clarkson to join maroon 5 on tour

Maroon 5 announced this morning that they will headline the 2013 Honda Civic Tour kicking off on August 1.  Joining them will be former 'Idol' winner Kelly Clarkson.

Frontman Adam Levine said, "I think the live outdoor kind of summer vibe is always different than the indoor arena tour because there's less emphasis on production and more on live music.  It's kind of the purest form of a tour because there's not too many bells and whistles."

The 31-day tour featuring their fourth studio album 'Overexposed' will wrap on October 5.  Besides Levine, group members include Jesse Carmichael, Mickey Madden, James Valentine and Matt Flynn.

Levine indicates the group has started on a follow-up album.  "We've got some great songs in the can.  The stuff we're working on now, it definitely has gone maybe a little darker in its sound, maybe back a little bit more to what we kind of did on our debut 'Songs About Jane.'

Besides creating new music, Adam helped kick off the new season of NBC's 'The Voice' last week with Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher.

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kelly clarkson blasts clive davis memoir

Clive Davis hit the talk show circuit Tuesday to promote his new memoir 'The Soundtrack of My Life.'  He dropped a bisexual bombshell on Katie Couric but what got Kelly Clarkson all fired up were the "lies" he wrote about their relationship.

The former 'Idol' winner immediately prepared a blog response to set the record straight about the misguided recollections of the 80-year-old music mogul.

A pop rock artist with crossover success in country music, Clarkson wrote, "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."

She went on to point out inaccuracies and omissions that appear in the Davis life story.  She described her lowest point during their association.  "He stood up in front of his company at a convention and belittled me and my music and completely sabotaged 'My December' ....  it never had a chance to reach its full potential.  It 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..."

Kelly ended by saying, "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 to Clive for teaching me to know the difference."

Check out Clarkson's entire blog post here.

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big day for kelly clarkson

The 2013 Presidential Inauguration Monday was a very big day for Kelly Clarkson, perhaps even more thrilling than her 2002 win on the first season of 'American Idol.'

She sang 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee' for a crowd estimated at 800,000, and later tweeted an image showing her shaking hands with President Obama as VP Joe Biden smiles in the background.  She captioned it, "Maybe the coolest photo I've ever been in...ever."  She also uploaded a backstage girl bonding session with Beyonce.

The historical significance wasn't lost on the entertainer, "What an honor to be a part of history!  Obama's presence was powerful and his words unforgettable.  It's a proud day for America!"

Things continued to be the stuff of fairy tales as Clarkson and her fiance Brandon Blackstock put on their "fancy attire" for a night of hobnobbing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  While in the car on her way to the most famous residence in the U.S., Kelly tweeted, "My dress barely fit in the car for tonight's festivities.  I feel like Cinderella!  Thank you Oscar De La Renta!"

At the end of the evening Clarkson hit Twitter one last time to gush, "Just partied at the White House...I kid you not, Michelle Obama stood up and got the party started...seriously cool First Lady."

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