This is the world of Mariah. The land of scatter-brained Britney. Of tabloid favorite Jessica. Of no-good, awful, disgusting, bitchy, talentless and whorish Paris-ites.

All of which makes an anti-diva such as Kelly Clarkson appealing. The down-home girl-next-door is on the Entertainment Weekly "Must List" â€" people in the entertainment world you simply must like and keep your eyes on â€" in this week's issue. Below, the first-ever American Idol champ shares her thoughts on concerts, vanity and future projects…

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Forget being patriotic this Independence Day; be Kim-triotic instead!

On Monday, a day before the nation's birthday, rapper Lil Kim will be released from prison. She's spent the last ten months serving a 366-day sentence for federal perjury, but is being let out early for good behavior.

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Suri Cruise was a much anticipated baby, so when no pictures of her surfaced, questions were bound to be asked. Immediately after Suri's birth in April, it was proclaimed that she is "extremely beautiful, has lots of dark hair and big blue eyes" and that proud father Tom Cruise was going to show pictures of his child with Katie Holmes (below) on the May 12 episode of Ellen.

But there have been no pics.

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We'll say this for Denise Richards: she's not afraid to talk about her crazy love life. As she tells People, Charlie Sheen's ex is trying to move on by selling the Westlake Village home she bought last year.

Is it a coincidence that the 7,400-sq.-ft., six-bedroom house that Richards is leaving also happens to be around the corner from Heather Locklear? You know, the former pal whose husband she's now tanging on a regular basis?

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