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While fellow American Idol stars such as Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert have produced a number of chart-topping, Grammy-nominated hits over the last year or so, we haven't heard much from Kelly Clarkson.

But it looks like that may soon change.

Even more importantly, it sounds like that will soon change. At the Night For Hope benefit concert in Nashville last week, Clarkson surprised fans with a rendition of "You Still Won’t Know What It’s Like." The single will be included on her new album, set for release in early 2011.

Give it a listen now and chime in: What do you think?

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As Crystal Bowersox and company battle it out for the season nine crown, they should stop and give thanks to Kelly Clarkson.

If that singer had not gone on to a successful post-American Idol career, avoiding any major scandals in the process, it's likely that Idol would not be what it is today.

So fans should keep that in mind today, as Clarkson celebrates her 28th birthday. Send in your best wishes to this star and enjoy the photo montage we've published in her honor...

Kelly Clarkson in Self

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As if we couldn't love Kelly Clarkson any more...

The original American Idol woke up this morning and responded to Kanye West's outrageous behavior at last night's MTV Video Music Awards by taking to her official blog.

Kelly summed up our thoughts on the assholic Kanye perfectly, so we'll just let her take it from here...

“Dear Kanye, What happened to you as a child?? Did you not get hugged enough?? I think we’re all just curious as to what would make a grown man go on national television and make a talented artist, let alone teenager, feel like s—. I mean, I’ve seen you do some pretty s—ty things, but you just keep amazing me with your tactless, asshole ways.

Kanye the Ass

"It’s absolutely fascinating how much I don’t like you. I like everyone. I even like my asshole ex that cheated on me over you... which is pretty odd since I don’t even personally know you.

The best part of this evening is that you weren’t even up for THIS award and yet you still have a problem with the outcome. Is winning a moon man that much of a life goal?? You can have mine if it will shut you up. Is it that important, really??

“I was actually nominated in the same category that Taylor won and I was excited for her... so why can’t you be?? I’m not even mad at you for being an asshole... I just pity you because you’re a sad human being."

Amen, sister! Pink was less wordy, but equally vicious toward West. She Tweeted: Kanye west is the biggest piece of s*** on earth. Quote me.

As for Taylor Swift? The 19-year old cutie took the proverbial high road, simply saying: "I don't want to start anything because I had a great night tonight."

We'll start it for you, T-Swizzle. Choose a side in this feud, readers. Whose team are you on?

 

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Look out, Kristen Stewart!

While you sneak away to concerts with Robert Pattinson and possibly kiss him on the lips, the original American Idol might be lining up to steal your man.

At a recent performance, Kelly Clarkson had just started to belt out a version of "I Want You" when a fan handed her a cardboard cut-out of the Twilight Saga hunk.

Ever the good sport, Kelly proceeded to serenade Rob... with feeling! She even got down onto the stage with him.

The audio isn't fantastic on the video below, but it's worth viewing just for the reaction of the crowd when Kelly utters the name "Edward Cullen." Complete and utter pandemonium ensues...

Think Kelly has a shot with Robert?

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Kelly Clarkson may be comfortable with her weight, but Self magazine wanted her to drop a few pounds, apparently. A slimmed-down photo of Clarkson on the women's magazine's cover this month is causing waves online.

Lucy Danziger, editor-in-chief of the women's health magazine, is speaking out in defense of "retouching" the 27-year-old simply make her "look her personal best."

"Yes. Of course we do retouching," Danziger writes about the pic in a post on Self.com. "Did we alter her appearance? Only to make her look her personal best."

Calling Clarkson "the picture of confidence," Danzinger writes, "I think this photo is the truest we have ever put out there on the newsstand."

Kelly Clarkson in Self

Did Self artificially slim down Kelly Clarkson?

But many have expressed disappointment and outrage over the digitally slim Kelly. And in the article itself, Clarkson defends her fuller figure.

"When people talk about my weight, I'm like, 'You seem to have a problem with it; I don't. I'm fine!,'" the original American Idol winner says.

"I'm never trying to lose weight – or gain it," she added. "I'm just being!"

This is not the first photo flap the singer has been involved with in the last year.

In January, Kelly Clarkson wrote on her blog that "they Photoshopped the crap out of me!" on her All I Ever Wanted album cover image.

What do you think of the retouching? Too far, or standard?

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Kelly Clarkson has a message for anyone that thinks she's overweight:

You're the one with the problem, not me!

This self-assured, admirable American Idol champion covers Self this month and goes off on her critics inside the magazine's pages.

Kelly Clarkson in Self

Here are excerpts from her empowering interview:

On her critics: When people talk about my weight, I'm like, You seem to have a problem with it; I don't. I'm fine!.

On exercising: I do it totally for my psyche. I'm much better when those endorphins are going. It's a release. And I also love food, so there's a payoff!

On eating habits: I love healthy stuff and junk an equal amount. Whatever I'm craving, I go for it.

On being herself: For me, it's the times when I'm not paying attention that I end up losing weight. But I'm never trying to lose weight – or gain it. I'm just being!

We have three words for Kelly Clarkson: You. Go. Girl!

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Some have said that Kelly Clarkson is letting herself go.

That may or may not be, but she's "Already Gone" in her new song - an introspective, whimsical video showing her looking better than she has in ages.

As Kelly croons, pearl necklaces float, champagne glasses overturn, and instruments play themselvesduring the third video from her newest album.

So You Think You Can Dance fans will also recognize the track as the show's teary "farewell" song, played over montages of dispatched contestants.

On a day marked by Alexis Cohen's death, let's take a few minutes to celebrate the original American Idol on a happier, musically enchanting note ...

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Like Jessica Simpson, Kelly Clarkson is sick of criticism over her weight.

"For seven years it's been happening. It's like, 'OK cool, the fat jokes,'" she said in an interview with 2Day FM's Kyle and Jackie O Show in Australia.

Muscle Wasting

"I love my body. I'm very much OK with it. I don't think artists are ever the ones who have the problem with their weight, it is other people."

The original American Idol has also come under recent scrutiny over her sexuality. She says she doesn't care if people think she is a lesbian.

Her only complaint in that department: "The rumors are not helping me on the dating front! I prefer the boys. I'm extremely flattered when I do get hit on by girls, and I do think it's really hot, but I'm not into it. I like boys."

Fat or not, Kelly Clarkson said she's in no rush to find Mr. Right.

"I'm only 27, not 40 and still single! I enjoy being single, I love work and I think people are so passive with relationships and I'm not that person."

"I'm an extremist, I'm either in a relationship or I'm not. I'm honest about it and I'll tell people, it's just there's nothing to tell. I have a very good life."

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Take this, Lily Allen!

You may be hating on Susan Boyle, but a far more talented singer disagrees with your assessment.

When asked for her opinion on the Britain's Got Talent sensation, Kelly Clarkson told The Associated Press in Hong Kong:

"I think it's awesome. I'm bawling whenever I hear her sing," Clarkson told The Associated Press in Hong Kong, saying Boyle's rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical "Les Miserables" sounded beautiful.

Clarkson was overseas to promote her new album, "All I Ever Wanted."

She wasn't asked about the latest American Idol controversy, which questions whether a corporate sponsor played a role in Kris Allen's victory last week.

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If Kelly Clarkson is tired of pregnancy rumors, she might want to avoid clothing choices like she's donned recently. The singer looked considerably heavier performing at the KIIS-FM Wango Tango in California this weekend (below, right).

Contrast how the original American Idol looks compared to just two months ago, when promoting her new album on the current season of the hit show.

Maybe she was channeling her inner Jessica Simpson and just picked a really unfortunate outfit. Sorry, that's a huge insult to Kelly Clarkson to even be mentioned in the same sentence as that sorry excuse for a singer. Our bad!

Anyway, is she with child? Overweight? In need of a mirror? Tell us below ...

The Original American Idol

Kelly Clarkson is totally ...

 

If you need more photo evidence upon which to base your decision in this poll, click to enlarge these recent Kelly Clarkson pictures below ...

Kelly Clarkson: Fat?
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