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Whenever a celebrity feud arises, it’s only natural to side with one more than the other. Usually, one is being a complete douche in the matter. With this Kelly Clarkson and Clive Davis war of words, it’s hard to choose since I absolutely adore and respect each one. I’m sure the adage about there is always three sides to a story applies here- his version, her version and the truth.

In Clive Davis’ autobiography, The Soundtrack To My Life, which is out today, the man with the golden ear discusses his infamous battles with Kelly Clarkson on her Thankful and My December albums. He claims the original American Idol never liked “Since U Been Gone” and “Behind These Hazel Eyes” and didn’t want them on her album. The 80-year-old legend then tells that Clarkson began hysterically sobbing, while execs just sat there and watched.

Clarkson, has another account of their working relationship and claims his stories are “mixed up.” She posted a lengthy explanation on her Who Say account. It begins with, “Growing up is awesome because you learn you don’t have to cower to anyone — even Clive Davis.” Thems are fighting words Kelly. Check out the rest of her story below. To get more on Clive’s side be sure to pick up his autobiography where he reveals he’s bisexual.

read the entire letter after the jump

While I love hearing all the juicy tidbits from celeb autobiographies, I’m never tempted to pick one up and read it in its entirety. For Clive Davis’ The Soundtrack of My Life which is out today, I just might have to change that. Not only do I respect the music legend, but I’d love to hear his insights on the superstars he’s made including Janis Joplin, Alicia Keys and Bruce Springsteen to name a few. And the cherry on top, Clive Davis comes out as a bisexual. I never would’ve guessed.

The 80-year-old reveals his first same-sex experience took place during the Studio 54 era in the 70s. It wasn’t until he divorced his second wife in 1985 that he began serious relations with men. Davis shares he was in a monogamous one with a male doctor from 1990 to 2004. Even though he’s currently in an other committed relationship with a man, he considers himself a bisexual. Tomato, tomahto.

In addition to all his personal anecdotes, Clive discusses his professional relationships with the superstars he’s worked with. From concerns he had with Whitney Houston’s lifestyle to his infamous battle with Kelly Clarkson on her third studio album, My December, he dishes it all out. As part of his publicity book tour, he stopped by Katie Couric’s daytime talk show to chat. Check out a couple of clips below from the episode which airs today. I wonder why Usher is there. Hmmmmmm ;)

check out a few clips after the jump

Since we’re in the Hollywood Week phase of American Idol Season 12, I thought it was a perfect time to catch up on some of our favorite alums. We’re one step closer to crowning this year’s winner. He/She or some of this season’s finalists might find themselves on this list in the coming years.

Forbes recently released their annual list ranking former American Idol contestants. Taking into account record sales, concert tours, acting jobs and other money-making gigs, the publication gives the low down on the earning power of your favorite Idol alums.

Last year’s top dog Carrie Underwood, loses her crown and drops to runner-up status. Making his debut on the list is Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery. He clocks in at No. 4. His addition bumps off Fantasia Barrino and Clay Aiken from the list. The two ranked No. 4 and No. 9 respectively on the previous rankings. Check out who’s the HBIC on the Idol campus now. I think you might have a good idea. Here’s a hint… they’re “stronger” than ever. I’ve also embedded each singer’s most recent music video below for those who aren’t familiar with everyone’s post-Idol career. Hope you enjoy the list.

check out the Forbes ranking after the jump

Am I wrong, or wasn’t December last month and not now? Because today felt an awfully lot like Christmas when I came across this awesome piece of ear candy. Thank you Jewel for this wicked belated gift.

To celebrate her career, the 38-year-old singer-songwriter is releasing her first Greatest Hits album due out February 5, 2013. Included in the compilation are two brand new duets. One with the Pistol Annies ft. Miranda Lambert on “You Were Meant for Me” and another with the goddess Kelly Clarkson on “Foolish Games.”

This maybe a little TMI, but my ear practically jizzed when I heard Clarkson’s voice on this track. Not only is it one of my favorite songs from Jewel, but Kelly sounds beyond amazing on it. With her more radio-friendly hits like “Stronger,” the American Idol doesn’t get to show off that soulful tone of hers that much. She usually opts for the rocker-pop route. For me though, her strength lies with her bluesy soul range. It’s so darn rich. Don’t take my word for it, check out Jewel and Kelly’s duet below.

check out their duet after the jump

Today, President Barack Obama was sworn into office for his second term at the White House becoming the 44th US president. He was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts. His speech was about 18 minutes long and Obama really emphasized, “Our journey is not complete.”

In his speech, he explained, “This generation of Americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. A decade of war is now ending. An economic recovery has begun. America’s possibilities are limitless.” He added, “My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it – so long as we seize it together.”

Kelly Clarkson sang “My Country Tis of Thee,” while Beyonce sang the National Anthem. Both powerhouse singers did a great job. In case you missed the speech or the performances, you can check them out below.

Speech & performances after the jump…

Before I begin, I just wanted to preface this post by saying it’s bit self-indulgent. That said, the aim of our Behind The Cast posts are to give you a better insight to who we are. True? Anyhoo, I just wanted to quickly chat about one of our favorite pastimes while getting ready for a night out on the town.

Usually, Brian and my home is the meeting place before we head out. Most of our friends live nearby and we have a bigger place so it makes sense. Plus we have all the board games, karaoke, a hot tub, booze and most importantly an Apple TV. Combined with the brilliant VEVO app, the Apple TV is my favorite thing in the world. Friends come over all the time and play me their favorite new tracks by simply logging on to our Wi-Fi and playing it on our sound system. With the VEVO app, we can play all our current music video obsessions and our favorite oldies which brings me to this post.

Nothing gets a roomful of homos screaming more than playing music videos from our favorite DIVAS. Yes, we’re a gay cliche. However, we also listen to folk music, old school grunge, rock and hip-hop but there’s something about the ladies that gets us all fired up. I decided to share some of the music videos that seem to get the most airplay at our house while enjoying cocktails. I purposefully left out clips from 2012 since that would make this post extremely long. Without further delay, check out a few oldies and relatively-recent clips we love watching while a tad intoxicated.

check out our favorites after the jump

Billboard’s Top 10 Songs Of 2012

In: Music, Patrick

It’s been a big year in music and a lot of records have been broken. It’s insane to think that Psy‘s “Gangnam Style” has passed the 1 billion views mark for his music video on YouTube. Carly Rae Jepsen was launched into superstardom after Justin Bieber personally endorsed her soon-to-be worldwide obsession, “Call Me Maybe.” It’s pretty much a given that these two songs are in the Billboard‘s Top 10 Songs of 2012, but what about the other eight?

Billboard’s top song of the year also charted #1 in Radio Songs, #1 in Digital Songs, #5 in Ringtones, #8 in Pop Songs, and #6 in Adult Contemporary. If that doesn’t give it away, I’m sure the header photo did. The number one song is Gotye‘s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” which also features Kimbra. Love that song! Find out what other songs make up the Top 10 list below. I’ve also included all of the songs/music videos should you be inclined to watch the videos and/or listen to the songs. Enjoy!

Check out the Top 10 videos after the jump…

Kelly Clarkson Is Engaged!

In: Celeb Gossip & News, Patrick

Kelly Clarkson just announced that she’s engaged to Brandon Blackstock! The proposal apparently took place last night and she’s completely over the moon. The singer made the following announcement via Twitter today (Saturday, December 15): “I’M ENGAGED!!!!! I wanted y’all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever :)

Back in November, Clarkson was on Ellen DeGeneres‘s show and had said that he was definitely going to be the man she was going to marry. “We’re totally gonna get married we love each other we’re totally gonna get married one day.” She added, “‘I mean he’s gotta put a ring on it on some point,’ she told Ellen. ‘But I’ll wait it out…”

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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