Inside Pulse » Kelly Clarkson http://insidepulse.com A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:00:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Inside Pulse no A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Inside Pulse » Kelly Clarkson http://insidepulse.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://insidepulse.com Kelly Clarkson Covers “Lose Yourself” In Detroit http://insidepulse.com/2012/08/14/kelly-clarkson-covers-lose-yourself-in-detroit/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/08/14/kelly-clarkson-covers-lose-yourself-in-detroit/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2012 03:34:01 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=309039 Here’s an unlikely thug for you:  Kelly Clarkson did a spirited cover version of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” during a show in Detroit.  She busted out a grey hoodie to perform the song for fans, which was requested by several people before the show.  You can watch the video of it below.

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Kelly Clarkson And Lionel Richie To Host Duets For ABC http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/09/kelly-clarkson-and-lionel-richie-to-host-duets-for-abc/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/09/kelly-clarkson-and-lionel-richie-to-host-duets-for-abc/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2012 19:44:33 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=292322 As TV continues its inevitable death-march towards being nothing but singing competition shows and teen pregnancy dramas 7 days a week, ABC has apparently taken a look at the pie and decided it wants a slice as well.  Coming this summer, Kelly Clarkson and Lionel Richie will team up to host Duets for the network, yet another show trying to find whatever undiscovered talent could possibly be left in America after X Factor, American Idol and The Voice failed to completely strip mine it.  But this one is drastically different, because it’s about duets, so presumably it’ll be twice as good.
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Kelly Clarkson In A Relationship http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/08/kelly-clarkson-in-a-relationship/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/03/08/kelly-clarkson-in-a-relationship/#comments Thu, 08 Mar 2012 19:08:04 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=292209 Be still my beating heart, I thought this day might never come! Recently on  a Toronto radio station, Kelly Clarkson let the cat out of the bag…she’s not single! And she’s not single with a man! When asked if she had a boyfriend, she said: “I do! I have a new boyfriend. Well, not a new one. I haven’t had, I haven’t dated in a while.” And then she explains: “They’re just like, ‘we heard you’re engaged!’ and I’m like, ‘No, I’m not engaged,’ so I just haven’t actually given the whole truth.”

Sneaky girl, way to keep us guessing!
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Every Musician Alive Is Performing At The Grammy’s… Apparently http://insidepulse.com/2012/01/20/every-musician-alive-is-performing-at-the-grammys-apparently/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/01/20/every-musician-alive-is-performing-at-the-grammys-apparently/#comments Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:40:26 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=286820 With a superstar lineup of artists like Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and Kelly Clarkson, it’s hard to believe that the line up of Grammy performers could get any better. But wait, they have! Rihanna has joined the team, and will be performing for the first time ever with Coldplay. But more important than that? PAUL FREAKING MCCARTNEY will be there! Yup it’s true, McCartney is 2012 MusiCare Person of the year, and will also be on stage for the Grammy Awards.
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Kelly Clarkson Endorses Ron Paul, Sells More Music http://insidepulse.com/2012/01/03/kelly-clarkson-endorses-ron-paul-sells-more-music/ http://insidepulse.com/2012/01/03/kelly-clarkson-endorses-ron-paul-sells-more-music/#comments Tue, 03 Jan 2012 20:35:53 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=284807 Kelly Clarkson got a bit of a sales bump this weekend after endorsing Ron Paul’s presidential bid.  Her latest CD shot up the Itunes charts after she wrote about how she “loved” Ron Paul and would vote for him, although she later noted that she doesn’t support his views on gay marriage or the death penalty.  No word on whether Paul voted for Clarkson on American Idol and she’s just returning the favor.
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Ruben Studdard Getting Divorced http://insidepulse.com/2011/11/17/ruben-studdard-getting-divorced/ http://insidepulse.com/2011/11/17/ruben-studdard-getting-divorced/#comments Thu, 17 Nov 2011 15:24:02 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=278113 After being married for 3 years, Ruben Studdard and his wife Surata Zuri McCants are filing for divorce. The two are citing that they have “irreconcilable differences”, and are going their separate ways. Gone are the days where two people would have irreconcilable differences and just stare daggers at each other across the dining room table for the next 20 years. Just like Mama used to do!
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From One Idol To Another – Kelly Clarkson Covers Carrie Underwood http://insidepulse.com/2011/11/11/from-one-idol-to-another-kelly-clarkson-covers-carrie-underwood/ http://insidepulse.com/2011/11/11/from-one-idol-to-another-kelly-clarkson-covers-carrie-underwood/#comments Fri, 11 Nov 2011 19:20:40 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=276921 Kelly Clarkson recently taped a five-song acoustic for an episode of VH1’s Unplugged. The set included a cover of a song Carrie Underwood recorded for her Carnival Ride album. It will be available to watch on VH1.com Nov. 17 or on VH1 Nov. 18.
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Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, & Kelly Clarkson Added To AMA Lineup http://insidepulse.com/2011/11/07/justin-bieber-katy-perry-kelly-clarkson-added-to-ama-lineup/ http://insidepulse.com/2011/11/07/justin-bieber-katy-perry-kelly-clarkson-added-to-ama-lineup/#comments Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:33:22 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=275751 This years American Music Awards are set to air November 20th on ABC. The list of artists added to the performance lineup is growing quickly. So far the list includes Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, LMFAO, Pitbull, Chris Brown, and Marc Anthony.
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Will Scotty McCreery Reach Number 1? http://insidepulse.com/2011/10/10/will-scotty-mccreery-reach-number-1/ http://insidepulse.com/2011/10/10/will-scotty-mccreery-reach-number-1/#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2011 09:40:07 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=270093 The latest winner of American Idol, Scotty McCreery just released his first album on October 4th. The album “Clear As Day” features a track with Keith Urban, is expected to debut in the number one spot. Could someone other than Kelly Clarkson end up having a real career thanks to American Idol?
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Monday Morning Critic – 5.17.2010 – Tackling Miss USA, My Name is Bruce, Glee and the Newsweek controversy, plus slightly more! http://insidepulse.com/2010/05/17/monday-morning-critic-5-17-2010-tackling-miss-usa-my-name-is-bruce-glee-and-the-newsweek-controversy-plus-slightly-more/ http://insidepulse.com/2010/05/17/monday-morning-critic-5-17-2010-tackling-miss-usa-my-name-is-bruce-glee-and-the-newsweek-controversy-plus-slightly-more/#comments Mon, 17 May 2010 08:00:00 +0000 http://movies.insidepulse.com/?p=190353 Glee “gay” thing, Hi! My name is … who? My name is … what? My name is … Bruce and slightly much more!]]>
Every Monday morning, InsidePulse Movies Czar Scott “Kubryk” Sawitz brings an irreverent and oftentimes hilarious look at pop culture, politics, sports and whatever else comes to mind. And sometimes he writes about movies.

I was catching up on my usual shenanigans this weekend when I discovered something a friend of mine pointed out. The Miss USA competition has all sorts of trashy pictures of its contestants on its website now, endorsed by the Donald himself. Don’t believe me? Look below:

I know, right? Totally wicked awesome, if I do say so myself. Granted it is amusing because a year ago this threw the nation into a tizzy:

This picture, amongst others, caused a huge storm that cost Carrie Prejean the title because a tiny, but vocal, minority disagreed with the opinion she espoused on gay marriage that she also happens to share with the current President of these United States. Granted it’s not like she fell that far, currently engaged to an NFL quarterback and has a relatively decent selling book about the experience, and she will probably end up becoming a part of pop culture minutia like anyone else who has their 15 minutes of fame.

The hypocrisy of it all is rather amusing, I admit, and there’s a whole column lurking about it. But that’s way too serious, really, for me. It is more amusing than anything else because apparently 12 months of reflection allowed the Donald to realize that the Miss USA pageant needs to get a little trashier.

Granted he had to take a little bit of negative press because he allowed a gay man to judge a beauty pageant for women … I mean really. Who is more ill-equipped to judge a beauty pageant involving hot women then Perez Hilton? It’s like people asking Mike Vick for how to prevent your friends from ruining your professional career with illegal activities, calling PETA looking for barbeque tips on a set of ribs or channeling the spirit of David Carradine on how to be completely satisfied in a non-life threatening way in the bedroom. If it involved the Mister USA contest he’d be appropriate, but Miss USA? Doesn’t sound right, that’s all I’m saying.

But it belies a larger point: we need to apply this concept to nearly every major reality competition involving women. Wouldn’t it be fun to have the women competing in, let’s say, American Idol to dress in trashy lingerie? Me, I’d think it would’ve been great to compare and contrast Carrie Underwood against Kelly Clarkson on who rocks hooker heels and a metallic teddy better? I’d watch that. If we’re going to use a beauty pageant to pander to the lowest common denominator, why not do it for contests that require actual talent?

I see nothing wrong with it, but then again, thoughts like that kept me out of the good colleges.

Random Thoughts of the Week

What’s always interesting is when you “insult” protected minorities by merely pointing out the obvious. Newsweek did, pissed off the head of the Gleeks and the debate ensues about being a homosexual playing a straight actor and vice-versa. After reading all of this, and contemplating it, one thing does come to mind:

If you’re a flaming gay guy, like so gay you practically sneeze glitter, no one’s going to buy you as a straight guy in a film.

Ok, like Adam Lambert could totally not be in a romantic comedy with Drew Barrymore if he’s not her gay best friend. Granted she does have a history of doing rom-coms with virtually every actor out there but it wouldn’t be believable. People are missing the point when they discuss whether a gay actor could play straight because plenty do. It’s just that it takes a great actor to really do it in the same way it takes any great actor to go outside their wheelhouse.

Rock Hudson was in the closet but was like the sex symbol of his time and I wouldn’t doubt that there’s an A-list actor who’s secretly in the closet the same way Hudson was. But he’s the exception, not the rule. Sean Penn could play Harvey Milk convincingly because he’s a great actor, not because he’s straight playing gay, and I think people are forgetting that. Why were both so successful in their roles?

Because they were/are great actors, nothing more and nothing less, and to say otherwise is to insult both and to make it more than just about the roles they played. To play outside your comfort zone in any aspect, albeit playing a blue collar worker when you grew up with a silver spoon in your mouth or acting like you’re in the opposite sexual orientation, takes a lot and I think people are getting upset for the wrong reason. It takes a special actor to go either way and we shouldn’t get all angry because someone has the guts to point it out. I had never watched Glee until I saw the controversy and (without knowing which character was gay until after I went back and read the article) I thought the exact same thing: it felt off.

The gay dude who was playing straight just didn’t seem like he really had the “lust in his heart” for the gal. It’s not that he’s a bad actor, he’s quite good and if I actually enjoyed Glee I’d watch it again, he just doesn’t play a straight guy very well. I mean if he was a gay dude seducing another gay dude it’d be completely weird to watch but I imagine he’d destroy it.

It’s like watching Anne Heche in Six Days Seven Nights right after she came out of the closet; she wasn’t a good enough actress to make us think that she and Harrison Ford had sexual tension even if she was straight then.

A Movie A Week – The Challenge

This Week’s DVD – My Name is Bruce

Who doesn’t love Bruce Campbell? Nobody, that’s who, as Campbell is one of those guys that everyone loves but no one will actually pay to see as a headlining movie star. It’s the oddest thing; he’s like the white Denzel Washington … except no one buys tickets to see Bruce Campbell. Disliking Bruce Campbell is patently UnAmerican; only someone who likes Osama Bin Laden could hate the greatest B-movie actor and television sidekick ever. He’s an American treasure in an odd way. And it’s about time he parodied his own status as a cult icon with a film destined to be a cult classic: My Name is Bruce.

Bruce stars as …. Well … Bruce Campbell. But not as himself, as a parody of himself ala Neil Patrick Harris playing Neil Patrick Harris in the Harold & Kumar films, and he’s in a heap of trouble. Stuck in DTV sequel hell, he’s kidnapped by the town of Goldlick to help defeat an evil Chinese demon unleashed upon it. Hilarity ensues.

Starring, and directed by Campbell himself, this is an insanely funny film that pokes an insane amount of fun at Campbell in the only way only a guy like the star of the Evil Dead franchise could pull it off.

Strongest recommendation possible.

What Looks Good This Weekend, and I Don’t Mean the $2 Pints of Bass Ale and community college co-eds with low standards at the Alumni Club

MacGruber – Will Forte brings his mediocre SNL character onto the big screen.

See it – This has been getting INSANE buzz of the good variety. Probably this year’s The Hangover.

Shrek Forever After – Mike Myers needs money.

Skip it – Don’t give it to him. The franchise went from brilliant to boring in Shrek the Third, thus it stands to reason that this is going to suck, and suck it hard.

Do you have questions about movies, life, love, or Branigan’s Law? Shoot me an e-mail at Kubryk@Insidepulse.com and you could be featured in the next “Monday Morning Critic.” Include your name and hometown to improve your odds.
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