Fox issued a statement regarding ‘American Idol’ winner Kelly Clarkson after the singer was implicated as being a cheater on the show after Star magazine suggested she may have already had a recording contract — and was in the middle of making a record for someone else — when she showed up to audition for the show. “Kelly Clarkson is not a ‘liar,’ [or] a ‘cheat,’ ” the network said. “She did not breach any rules of the competition. She won the ‘American Idol’ competition fairly and was rightfully chosen by the American public as their American Idol.”
Kelly Clarkson In Hot Water
December 12, 2002 – Star magazine reports Kelly was already recording an album with three producers (including Carole King’s ex-husband, Gerry Goffin) before appearing on ‘American Idol’, a violation of the show’s rules. “She knew what she was doing, but it’s coming back to haunt her in a big, big way,” a source said. “She’s trying to make herself out as this innocent American sweetheart – now it’s coming out she’s a phony and a liar.”
Kelly Clarkson’s Single Has Highest Sales Increase
December 5, 2002 – Contributed by dum_BLONDE: Kellyfanclub.net reports that according to the the December 14 Billboard charts, Kelly’s ‘A Moment Like This/Before Your Love’ single had the greatest gains in sale than any other CD for the week. It was also recently reported by the San Francisco Chronicle that the ‘American Idol’ winner’s limited edition single is nearing sold-out status, having sold nearly all of its 700,000 printed copies, making it not only the quickest, but also the largest-selling single of the year.
Kelly Clarkson’s Got ‘Issues’
December 5, 2002 – Contributed by dum_BLONDE: It was rumored last summer while Kelly was on American Idol that she would have a small role in a movie called ‘Issues 101’. It was recently confirmed by a rep that Kelly would be indeed making a cameo appearance as a girl named Crystal and appearing alongside her friend Janet Harvik (Marie), with whom she initially moved to Los Angeles.
November 25th Is ‘Kelly Clarkson Day’ In Burleson
December 2, 2002 – Contributed by dum_BLONDE: At a recent ceremony in Burleson, Texas to honor hometown girl Kelly’s success as winner of American Idol, Mayor Byron Black presented her with a proclamation declaring November 25th to be ‘Kelly Clarkson Day’ in Burleson, Texas, as well as a key to the city. There were over 500 people in attendance to watch the ceremony and a rep from 19 Entertainment said it was the most emotional response they had seen from Kelly since the night she won American Idol.