Kim Kardashian Wears
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Kim Kardashian is showing off her natural beauty -- inside and out -- in the spring issue of DuJour magazine. The reality star shows off her pregnancy glow by going practically makeup-free in her first photo shoot since announcing on Dec. 30 that she's expecting with boyfriend Kanye West.
Kardashian, 32, poses in a white bikini, goes for a swim and cuddles some adorable puppies for the stunning pictorial. She said, "I just feel so blessed and excited and ready for the next phase."
But she'll approach this new chapter in her life with caution. "My boyfriend has taught me a lot about privacy," she said of rapper West, 35, who she began dating in April 2012. "I'm ready to be a little less open about some things, like my relationships. I'm realizing everyone doesn't need to know everything. I'm shifting my priorities."
Kelly Clarkson: Clive Davis' Memoir Has False Information About My Music!
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Kelly Clarkson responds to Clive Davis‘ memoir The Soundtrack of My Life, which addresses her musical success. The 30-year-old singer wrote on her WhoSay blog.
WHAT DO YOU THINK of Kelly’s letter about Clive Davis?
So I just heard Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false information about me and my music. I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation for myself and for my fans. It feels like a violation. Growing up is awesome because you learn you don’t have to cower to anyone – even Clive Davis.
First, he says I burst into “hysterical sobbing” in his office when he demanded Since You Been Gone be on my album. Not true at all. His stories and songs are mixed up. I did want more guitars added to the original demo and Clive did not. Max, Luke and I still fought for the bigger sound and we prevailed and I couldn’t be more proud of the life of that song. I resent him dampening that song in any way.
But, yes, I did cry in his office once. I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called “Because Of You.” I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a “sh*tty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me.” He continued on about how the song didn’t rhyme and how I should just shut up and sing. This was devastating coming from a man who I, as a young girl, considered a musical hero and was so honored to work with. But I continued to fight for the song and the label relented. And it became a worldwide hit. He didn’t include that in the book.
He also goes on to say My December wasn’t successful because I co-penned the album and it didn’t have “pop hits”. Well, first let me say, I’ve co-penned many of my “pop hits.” Secondly, My December went platinum (It sold 20,000 less than All I Ever Wanted which followed My December.) Hardly a huge failure. “Never Again,” the ONLY single they released in the
Anyway, I love my job. I love my music. I love my fans. I love my label and all of my professional relationships… now. And I am grateful for Clive for teaching me to know the difference.
Cheers to another amazing year! And, as always, thanks for listening! KC