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Life ain't shabby for Kelly Clarkson these days. She's starring on a new reality show, she's dating a guy named Brandon Blackstock and she's shed 30 pounds in the last six months.

How did she accomplish the latter feat?

"I do cardio. I run. I strength-train using my own body weight. I don’t like free weights because I build muscle easily," Clarkson says in the latest issue of Redbook. "Really, what I try to instill in my fans is to be healthy and happy. I have no desire to be super-skinny."

Kelly Clarkson Redbook Cover

Among other topics touched on by Kelly in the interview:

Why is she appearing on Duets? I’m going to be completely honest: I had no one looking out for me [on American Idol]. They were looking out for the show, and it was horrible. I was 19 years old. I was smart enough to know that it wasn’t about me, but that didn’t make it any easier. I’m all cried out about it, but my first four years, I hated my life; I almost quit a dozen times.

On actually being happy: I know, where’s the kick in the ass? I told my assistant that today. I said, “I’m just waiting for something to blow up.” She said, “No, that’s what happiness is.” I’m like, maybe I’ve never been happy! Because Brandon does, he makes me happy.

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Much is being made about Kelly Clarkson‘s newer, thinner figure.

Now the singer herself is opening about it in the new Us Weekly.

Kelly dropped an impressive 30 pounds by working out five days per week and adopting a portion-controlled diet ... funny how that seems to work.

Check out her new body, and take that, Quicktrim.

Kelly Clarkson Weight Loss

Clarkson dropped the excess weight over the course of the past six months, with a source saying she “feels better about herself than she ever has.”

The singer, who remains 10 pounds shy of her goal weight, says that her boyfriend Brandon Blackstock helped inspire her to get back into shape.

“Brandon is the first guy ever who tells her how beautiful and sexy she is. She wants to look good for him,” a source told the celeb news publication.

Whatever her motivation, she looks outstanding.

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Duets debuted on ABC last night and one thing is for certain: Chris Brown fans will NOT be tuning in.

Not when the quartet of judges includes John Legend, whose girlfriend was recently the target of ridiculous death threats from Team Breezy members.

The panel also includes Robin Thicke, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, all of whom won't merely judge aspiring singers, but actually perform with them on stage as well.

First, however, this impressive foursome opened the premiere on its own, leading off last night's episode with a rendition of "Let Me Entertain You." Watch it here:

Will you tune in for Duets?

 

Robin Thicke also performed on Good Morning America Friday a.m. in all his sexy glory. Follow the jump to feast your eyes that effort:

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New American Idol champion Phillip Phillips should take note. He can only hope and pray to have half the career that has blessed original winner Kelly Clarkson.

The talented crooner appeared this week on the Dancing with the Stars finale and sang a medley of "Dark Side" and "Stronger," and now she's unveiled the official music video for the first track.

“Don’t run away, don’t run away, just tell me that you will stay, promise me you will stay,” Clarkson sings below. See for yourself now:

Clarkson - along with John Legend, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke - will anchor a new singing competition on ABC titled Duets. It premieres tonight.

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Kelly Clarkson is an ABC gal now.

The inaugural American Idol champion premieres her new singing competition, Duets, on that network tomorrow night; and she also stopped by on Tuesday to belt out a medley of the singles "Dark Side" and "Stronger" on the Dancing with the Stars finale.

Look for the music video for the former track to be released this week and then watch Clarkson in action now. This artist can seriously bring it, can't she?

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Not that she wasn't prety to begin with, but Kelly Clarkson is looking great these days, showing off a slim, toned physique at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.

The original American Idol took the stage with a sexier look than we're used to seeing, making her performance of "Dark Side" even more memorable.

Kelly also has a new reality show coming out, Duets, and a recent tour that may have contributed to her weight loss. Whatever it is, bravo, girl!

Take a look at her performance below and see for yourself:

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One of the most talented, down-to-Earth singers in the business celebrates a milestone birthday today.

That's right, the original American Idol is 30 years old. Can you believe Kelly Clarkson has been in our lives for so many years already?!?

The multiple-time award winner - Grammys... Billboards... American Music... you name it! - will anchor a new reality series this summer, crossing the country on Duets in search of the next big star. She also guest-mentored on The Voice a couple weeks ago.

Watch the following tribute to this vocal star and then send in your birthday wishes right now!

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Kelly Clarkson delivered the ever-rare Britney Spears live cover last night in concert, belting out a rendition of the pop queen's "Till the World Ends."

The inaugural American Idol winner has been performing covers of other artists, a la Taylor Swift, during her Stronger tour, and Brit Brit was on tap.

"I thought this would be a fun one you'll enjoy," she told an L.A. crowd before singing. "I know you know this song ... I expect everybody on these 'Os!'"

Kelly did an awesome job, even if she has mixed feelings about the song.

According to TooFab, she said, "I love that song. I always get this bad taste in my mouth though ... when I hear Britney Spears because usually she's my cardio music and I frickin hate cardio! I frickin' hate the gym ... the gym can suck it!"

Indeed. Way to stick it to the treadmill!

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Kelly Clarkson has insisted for a long time now that she isn't a lesbian, she's just never been in love with a man.

And now, after gushing to a Toronto radio station on March 6 that she has a "new boyfriend," Clarkson truly has the chance to put the gay chatter to rest.

Kelly Clarkson on SNL

Sources confirm to Us Weekly that the original American Idol is dating Brandon Blackstock, the 35-year old stepson of Reba McEntire and a Nashville-based talent manager. He's also the son of Clarkson's own manager.

"Before Brandon, Kelly had a really tough time with love," an insider claims. "[Brandon] is just what she needed."

Good. The talented singer deserves all the happiness she can get. Treat her well, Mr. Blackstock!

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ABC is getting into the singing competition game.

The network announced last night that Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke, Lionel Richie and Jennifer Nettles will headline Duets this summer, a reality show that will take the four stars on the road in search of singing partners.

Each week, the celebrity and one of his/her proteges will take the stage and perform in front of a live studio audience.

Kelly Clarkson in Florida

Said Clarkson, who won season one of American Idol and served as a mentor this year on The Voice, in a press release:

"The simple fact that I get to go out and find two people I believe in, sing with them every week and help them accomplish their dream is an amazing thing I can't wait to be a part of."

The winner of the competition will earn a recording contract with Hollywood Records.

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