From Us magazine:
Single since 2006, the first-ever American Idol winner, 29, revealed to a Toronto radio station March 6 that she’s been off the market since late last year. “I have a new boyfriend!” Clarkson gushed.
Sources tell the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands Friday) the lucky guy is 35-year-old Nashville-based talent manager Brandon Blackstock, the son of Clarkson’s own manager, Narvel Blackstock (and stepson of Reba McEntire).
“Before Brandon, Kelly had a really tough time with love,” an insider says of the Grammy winner, who split from singer Graham Colton six years ago. “[Brandon] is just what she needed.”
Wow. A six-year dry spell. Six years. I wonder if Kells had any sex during that six-year period, or if that song she wrote is for true, ‘I Do Not Hook Up‘. Hm. Thoughts on if Kelly was getting the bone on the regular?
In other Kelly news, girlfriend’s been chosen as a judge for the upcoming talent reality show, ‘Duets’, which will star three other celebrity judges like Lionel Richie, Robin Thicke, and Jennifer Nettles, of Sugarland fame. Check out the trailer for the show:
The concept is pretty neat, right? Sort of like Dancing With the Stars minus all of the dancing and dub-in the singing. The best part about it is that these four people – these four judges – are actually talented, and like they said in the trailer, it’s going to be interesting to see the four celebrities perform week in and week out, and no matter how hard the actual contestants suck, they should consistently be good. The flip side, however, is turning the oh-my-God-how-played-out-are-singing-shows-already card. Do we really need *another* televised singing competition? We’ve got American Idol, both versions of the X-Factor, The Voice, and now Duets? I’m sure I’m missing a few here or there, but these are the big ones that get the most attention, so they’re on the tip of my tongue.
One way or the other, though, it’s all good news for Kelly. New gig, new boy … what’s next? Maybe some new hair! That’d be, you know, the next logical step. Or the next necessary step, if you ask me.