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She hated ‘From Justin to Kelly.’ But Kelly Clarkson is ready to act again in ‘UglyDolls’

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At the point when Kelly Clarkson won the debut period of “American Idol” in 2002, her agreement qualified her for both a record bargain and a job in a studio film. The main issue? She despised acting.

“I cried,” the artist, presently 37, said. “I conversed with numerous legal counselors and couldn’t escape the motion picture.”

The film was “From Justin to Kelly,” a Fox melodic co-featuring Clarkson and her “Deity” sprinter up, Justin Guarini, as two twentysomethings who experience passionate feelings for on spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The 2003 discharge earned a humiliating $4.9 million in theaters, scored only 10% on Rotten Tomatoes and, as indicated by Wikipedia, “is frequently viewed as one of the most exceedingly awful motion pictures at any point made.”

In spite of the way that the motion picture bombarded, Clarkson kept on getting offers to star in movies. She turned them all down — put something aside for a “seven-line” appearance in the 2017 energized film “The Star” — to concentrate on her genuine enthusiasm, singing.

Be that as it may, when the producers behind STX’s “UglyDolls” moved toward her about playing the lead character in a motion picture dependent on the prominent deformed children’s toys, she chose to turn around her no-acting position. In the film, out this end of the week, Clarkson voices Moxy, an UglyDoll who’s advised she’s too ugly to be in any way given to kids who lean toward progressively impeccable looking toys.

“This job couldn’t be more me,” the entertainer said. “I get extremely anxious acting, so I don’t for the most part do it. I don’t care for it. I will in general remain in my customary range of familiarity. In any case, this was somewhat amazing, in light of the fact that I thought: I must act … this is essentially my character throughout everyday life.”

After a morning of shooting NBC’s “The Voice” — where she fills in as a mentor close by Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and John Legend — Clarkson examined her semi come back to the extra large screen, her up and coming television show and her tough skin.

OK, was doing “From Justin to Kelly” honestly that bad?

I just didn’t believe in it, first of all. I’m not a beach blanket-movie kind of girl. And I didn’t want it to deter or ruin any chance of me being able to go down the path I actually auditioned for on “Idol.” They did give me this: I begged them — since I had to do it contractually — I wanted my single to be released before the movie came out and I think that literally saved my career. It was “Miss Independent.” The fact that that was successful, I think that overcame what the movie was.

You don’t have any positive memories from being on set?

It was a very miserable time of my life. I feel like it’s one of those things where, “There are plenty of people that would love to do this — why don’t you ask one of them?” There were plenty of people on that show. I think I might have been the only one that didn’t want to do it. But the winner had to, so. I can get over the fact that it’s silly and cute — that’s not embarrassing to me at all. I just don’t find it very cool that somebody makes you do something that is not your passion and you don’t want to do.

Did that experience sharp you on acting, or was your heart only never in it?

I have a feeling that in case you’re in the spotlight, individuals think you need to do every one of these things. On the off chance that it’s something I need to do — I show up on TV demonstrates where I have an inclination that it’s entertaining. I did “The Crazy Ones” with Robin Williams since I grew up watching him and I cherish him and I resembled, “I’ve simply gotta express yes to that. Who gets the chance to be in a scene with Robin Williams?” But I would prefer truly not to focus on some huge sort of job since I regard that craftsmanship immensely. All entertainers shouldn’t be artists and all artists shouldn’t be on-screen characters.

Once upon a time, Judy Garland and Doris Day and Rosemary Clooney — ladies did all things, they sang, they moved, they acted in light of the fact that they all originated from stage. I discover organize altogether different. Like melodic theater? 100% I would do. It’s live, and you don’t stop me. I like beginning and afterward you get the opportunity to recount to the story, nothing’s intruding, and you don’t need to re-try anything. I like the energy of that. I don’t get anxious doing that.

You sing the songs in the film, but you didn’t write them. Did you consider working on the music?

They asked me to write music for the film and I was like, “I have a lot of jobs.” And my kids come first. I was like, “This is not me saying I don’t want to do it — I don’t have time to do it. I’m choosing my kids and all the other jobs before this.” When the Pink song came in, it was awesome. I’ve done songs on my albums where I haven’t lived the experience. … For a movie, you kind of put your ego aside and go, “This isn’t Kelly Clarkson making a record, this is Moxy.”

Before this interview, I googled you, and all of the recent stories mentioned your weight loss. Does it bother you that since “Idol,” your looks have been so publicly scrutinized?

I am from a very small town and ever since I can remember, especially in the South, they say something about what you’re wearing, what you’re believing, what you’re thinking, how you should be. Honestly, the industry isn’t any different than a very small Southern town. … Maybe that’s the universe — God — setting me up or preparing me. It doesn’t bother me. What does bother me is when people say stuff — not all people in the limelight come with the same armor or thick skin or same amount of confidence. … It’s not easy for some people I know in the industry to take that heavy criticism that’s not constructive, it’s just mean. Not everybody can blow that off, that’s the bummer.

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Emmys 2019: Full winners list

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DRAMA SERIES

“Better Call Saul” (AMC)

“Bodyguard” (Netflix)

WINNER: “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

“Killing Eve” (BBC America)

“Ozark” (Netflix)

“Pose” (FX)

“Succession” (HBO)

“This Is Us” (NBC)

COMEDY SERIES

“Barry” (HBO)

WINNER: “Fleabag” (Amazon)

“The Good Place” (NBC)

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

“Russian Doll” (Netflix)

“Schitt’s Creek” (Pop)

“Veep” (HBO)

LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES

Jason Bateman, “Ozark” (Netflix)

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” (NBC)

Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)

WINNER: Billy Porter, “Pose” (FX)

Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us” (NBC)

LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES

Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

WINNER: Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve” (BBC America)

Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC)

Laura Linney, “Ozark” (Netflix)

Mandy Moore, “This Is Us” (NBC)

Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve” (BBC America)

Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES

Alfie Allen, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

WINNER: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Giancarlo Esposito, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)

Michael Kelly, “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Chris Sullivan, “This Is Us” (NBC)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES

Gwendoline Christie, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

WINNER: Julia Garner, “Ozark” (Netflix)

Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Fiona Shaw, “Killing Eve” (BBC America)

Sophie Turner, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Maisie Williams, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

DIRECTING, DRAMA SERIES

David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

David Nutter, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Miguel Sapochnik, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Lisa Brühlmann, “Killing Eve” (BBC America)

WINNER: Jason Bateman, Ozark (Netflix)

Adam McKay, “Succession” (HBO)

Daina Reid, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

WRITING, DRAMA SERIES

Peter Gould, Thomas Schnauz, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)

Jed Mercurio, “Bodyguard” (Netflix)

David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Emerald Fennell, “Killing Eve” (BBC America)

WINNER: Jesse Armstrong, “Succession” (HBO)

Bruce Miller, Kira Snyder, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES

Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish” (ABC)

Don Cheadle, “Black Monday” (Showtime)

Ted Danson, “The Good Place” (NBC)

Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)

WINNER: Bill Hader, “Barry” (HBO)

Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek” (Pop)

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES

Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me” (Netflix)

Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)

Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll” (Netflix)

Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek” (Pop)

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES

Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)

Anthony Carrigan, “Barry” (HBO)

Tony Hale, “Veep” (HBO)

Stephen Root, “Barry” (HBO)

WINNER: Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Henry Winkler, “Barry” (HBO)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES

WINNER: Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” (HBO)

Sian Clifford, “Fleabag” (Amazon)

Olivia Colman, “Fleabag” (Amazon)

Betty Gilpin, “GLOW” (Netflix)

Sarah Goldberg, “Barry” (HBO)

Marin Hinkle, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

DIRECTING, COMEDY SERIES

Alec Berg, “Barry” (HBO)

Bill Hader, “Barry” (HBO)

WINNER: Harry Bradbeer, “Fleabag” (Amazon)

Mark Cendrowski, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Daniel Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

WRITING, COMEDY SERIES

Alec Berg, Bill Hader, “Barry” (HBO)

WINNER: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag” (Amazon)

Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, Stacy Osei-Kuffour, “PEN15” (Hulu)

Leslye Headland, Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, “Russian Doll” (Netflix)

Allison Silverman, “Russian Doll” (Netflix)

Josh Siegal, Dylan Morgan, “The Good Place” (NBC)

David Mandel, “Veep” (HBO)

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Rihanna Knows How to Throw a Party. One Successful Night at Her Diamond Ball Is Proof

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The women’s washroom at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan is a palatial marble space. In any case, the slows down are little. Rihanna, in a dark velvet outfit with an emotional trumpet-flared stitch that stood out a few feet, didn’t appear to be irritated by the requirements. The vocalist, design and magnificence tycoon and donor was facilitating her Fifth Annual Diamond Ball in the scene, and she realized exactly how to manage her awkward skirt in those restroom slows down. At the point when asked how she fit, she had a snappy answer: “This way — like a topsy turvy umbrella, sister,” she exhibited supportively to TIME, flipping her spruce up, before dancing out to impart a gathering of the psyches to Kehlani and Megan Thee Stallion.

It might be simply one more night in the life for Rihanna. In any case, for the 600-odd visitors at the Diamond Ball supporting her Clara Lionel Foundation, it was a checked starry night highlighting host Seth Meyers and entertainers including Pharrell Williams, DJ Khaled, Fat Joe, G-Eazy, Megan Thee Stallion, A$AP Ferg, Fabolous, Yo Gotti, and even Rihanna herself, coming in for a first-since forever live execution of the tune “Lemon” — to the astonishment and joy of everybody collected. (Indeed, even at her extreme Savage X Fenty style show prior in the week, Rihanna declined to sing, leaning toward just to move. What’s more, following a three-years-and-tallying sit tight for her next collection, the fans are ravenous.)

The objective of the night: fund-raising for the Clara Lionel Foundation, her altruistic association named after her grandparents, which spotlights on offering help to worldwide young ladies’ training projects and compassionate guide programs in her local Caribbean, with an overwhelming spotlight on environmental change versatility. The strategy for raising support: a robust passageway sticker price and a live sell off. Visitors offer on an all-costs paid excursion to see Serena Williams contend in her next Grand Slam shot ($60,000); a constrained version 60-lb. foot stool book of elite Rihanna photographs and custom 2,000-lb. etched marble platform ($111,0000, to a Cardi B who outbid herself); and an outing to Barbados highlighting supper with the Prime Minister and a submarine excursion, among different advantages ($275,000, twice). Live gifts were coordinated by Twitter prime supporter and previous gathering participant Jack Dorsey (piling on over a large portion of a million from the group in the room). At last, they brought over $5 million up in all out.

It got off to a moderate beginning: visitors fired topping off the huge scene, which was lit up with hot pink, turquoise and yellow botanical light projections, lime-green tablecloths and genuine, rich blossoms flanking the goliath (open) bar, a long time before 8:00 p.m. Yet, it wasn’t until half past nine that supper (heated tagliardi bolognese, hamburger or fish with potato dauphinoise, chocolate cake) was served. In any case, there was bounty to do during the deferral: at a Fenty Beauty stall, visitors — like models Karlie Kloss, Shanina Shaik and Slick Woods, or rappers A$AP Rocky, Meek Mill, 21 Savage and 2 Chainz (it was his birthday) — could speak to the ability of cosmetics craftsmen outfitted with what resembled the full line of items.

In the interim, stations around the room recounted to video accounts of a portion of the ladies around the globe that the Clara Lionel Foundation has bolstered. A tap of a table task card additionally skilled a $100 gift to the reason, affability of American Express. “It’s something other than the gathering, it’s the give-back,” rehash participant Biggs Burke, record executive and Roc-A-Fella fellow benefactor, reminded TIME. “As a matter of first importance it’s for a decent aim. Second, clearly, it’s an incredible gathering. There’ll be some D’usse spilling and Ace of Spades everywhere.” Added first-time visitor Saint Jhn: “It’s my preferred night as of now.”

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Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy announce ‘Hella Mega’ tour, new songs

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Here’s a declaration that is knocking the socks off of our mid-2000s selves: Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy are going on visit together.

With U.S. dates beginning in 2020, the “Hella Mega Tour will include the trio of notorious musical crews playing arenas crosswise over North America. It commences July 17 at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park and wraps up Aug. 29 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Webstore presale tickets for the North American leg start at 10 a.m. nearby time Sept. 16, while mailing list presale tickets start at 11 a.m. nearby time, as indicated by Green Day’s site. General deal begins at 10 a.m. neighborhood time Sept. 20 on Ticketmaster.

Los Angeles ska-punk band the Interrupters will open each show.

Pause, there’s progressively uplifting news.

On Tuesday, the three main events each discharged singles to go with the visit declaration.

Green Day’s “Father of All…” is a foot-tapping single from the band’s forthcoming album of the same name due out Feb. 7.  The band described the new album in a Sept. 10 tweet as, “The life AND death of the party. Not political. Surviving in chaos.”

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