Globe magazine reports ‘American Idol’ winner Kelly Clarkson, 20, is still a virgin and will likely remain one because she’s set her heart on a music career and not love. Jessica Hugghins, Kelly’s best pal, told the Globe, “Kelly has never had sex. She wants to save herself for marriage – and says she probably won’t walk down the aisle until she’s at least 30.” Another pal of Kelly’s, Lindsey Hope, said, “Kelly’s definitely interested in guys, but her career comes first. She wants to fall in love some day, but right now she’s too busy living out her dream.”
Texan Claims He Fixed ‘American Idol’ For A Kelly Clarkson Win
September 19, 2002 – Globe magazine spoke with Texan Roy McCoy who says he “rigged ‘American Idol'” by making “millions of phone calls within a single hour.” He added, “We were able to manipulate the voting and each week: I picked off contestants one by one to make sure [Kelly] survived until the end and won. By manipulating the vote and eliminating some of her strongest competitors, I kept her on the show and eventually put her over the top. I don’t know Kelly, but she was the best and she was from my home state. I did it for Texas and I’m proud to have done it.” McCoy says he was helped by a friend that has access to telephone dialing devices at a telemarketing firm, though he wouldn’t reveal the person’s name.
Kelly Clarkson’s New Single On Track To Sell 150,000
September 18, 2002 – HitsDailyDouble.com reports that one day sales for Kelly’s new double-side rush-released single for ‘Before Your Love/A Moment Like This’ suggest she’ll top 150,000 copies for the week. This figure would definitely mean a #1 and would be 35 times higher than last week’s #1 single, Nivea’s ‘Don’t Mess with My Man.’
Fans Vote For Kelly Clarkson’s Next Single
September 18, 2002 – ‘American Idol’ is taping a reunion broadcast for airing next Monday on Fox. The show’s winner, Kelly Clarkson, will perform her new single, ‘A Moment Like This,’ plus two other songs. Clarkson’s music video, ‘Before Your Love,’ will air during the show, which will feature performances from Las Vegas landmarks such as the Strip and Fremont Street. After the show, viewers will be able to vote on which song Clarkson should record next. The results will be announced Tuesday.
Kelly Clarkson Is True To Who She Is
September 16, 2002 – Missy Schwartz of Entertainment Weekly spoke with ‘American Idol’ stylist Joanne Lavin on clothing choices for winner Kelly Clarkson. “She’s been amazing because she’s really true to who she is…. She wasn’t thinking about what designers to get — it was more like a look.” The full story at ew.com has since been removed.