Jordin Sparks takes us inside the big Clive Davis Grammy Party for the Katie show. Today, Katie Couric devoted her entire afternoon talk show to Clive and his book. At one point, Clive revealed he was bisexual, and has had relationships with men since the 1980s. I didn’t realize this was such a big secret? It’s not, right?

Anyway, there was a ton of ass-kissing, with Usher dropping by to pay his respects. Jordin was their not only to laud Clive, but to talk about the late Whitney Houston, who died the day of Clive’s 2012 Grammy party.

Here’s a clip of Jordin interviewing celebrities such as Dave Grohl, Carly Rae Jepsen, Whiz Kahlifa and John Legend. After the clip, Jordin sat down with Katie to discuss Clive and share her memories of Whitney.

The last 25 minutes of the show were devoted to an Idol-like competition featuring 3 young singers (none of which were very good). Jordin and Clive served as judges.

Watch Jordin at the Clive Davis Grammy partyL

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  • jdanton2

    Jordin did a great job as an interviewer. 

  • http://twitter.com/IkeMendes Henrique Mendes

    Jordin is so beautiful and loveable 

  • PostMark

    I think Clive meant Bi now, gay later.
     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    I had no idea Clive is gay or bi or whatever he is claiming to be.

  • HermeticallySealed

    Clive has always been bi, and not exactly hidden it.  Contrary to popular opinion, bisexuality does exist.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “At one point, Clive revealed he was bisexual, and has had relationships with men since the 1980s. I didn’t realize this was such a big secret? It’s not, right?”

    It wasn’t to me, but maybe it was to some people. On “The View” this morning, Clive talked about wanting to advocate for people who were truly bisexual, and that he was one of them. He said that after his marriage failed in 1985, he then tried relationships with men, but was also attracted to women, even though since 1990 he’s had 2 long-term relationships and they have both been with men. However, I honestly don’t trust anything that Clive says.

  • bridgette12

     You  don’t have to trust him, because it’s his life and he knows better than anyone what he thinks or feel. 

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    He’s still alive?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    What I meant is that I don’t think that he’s being honest, but then again, I wouldn’t expect him to be. lol 

  • HermeticallySealed

     Not honest about being bisexual?  That would be a pretty odd (and inconsequentially petty) thing to lie about, especially at his age.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think so. It’s hard to tell. lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    I doubt he purposely lies; he’s ancient he might forget or mistook information.  
    We must forgive the senile.

  • bridgette12

     I agree it would be a little odd to lie about it. What purpose would it serve?

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephenw.thompson77 Stephen Thompson

    Good to know Mr. Burns gets out of Springfield from time to time.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Well, he lied about Kelly and what he said about her music, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he lied about other artists and aspects of his personal life. It’s a “memoir”, so he doesn’t have to be honest or accurate. lol (see: James Frey)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Watching Jordin’s interview, I guess Kelly will no longer be invited to Clive’s parties and photo shoots keh3  Thank goodness she has the Nashville crowd now, cause those on Clive’s camp will obviously side Clive.  

    If no other people in his book voiced out that he lied/giving wrong info; its going to be quite “uncomfortable” for Kelly.  She’ll be the lone accuser and when it comes to he say she say; guess who will the industry believe?

  • MellyPer1692

    No, I think Clive meant exactly what he said, he is bisexual.

  • bridgette12

    Clive wrote this book and gave his truth and if it differs from what someone else think or say, I don’t think he’s going to give a damn. The man has worked with stars a lot bigger than Kelly ever dreamed of being and he’s going to be remembered for that than the little bitchfest with Kelly. She’s only a very small part of this book, there are a lot of people that’s more interesting and more successful than her that will back up what he says. Do I believe everything either one of them say, then the answer would be no. People can go though the same experience and come out with two totally different perspectives of what happened. Kelly believes what she believes and Clive believes what he believe and I don’t think either is going to change their minds.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    @Bridgette — PLUS, Clive is rich Beootch.

  • bridgette12

    lol! Clive is mega rich, over $800,000,000.

  • Miz

    Wait, this isn’t the first time cameras were inside Clive’s party. I’ve seen on camera interviews in there before including parts of performances.

  • lovetheusa1776

    Love Jordin’s face.  So beautiful and expressive.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I always knew he was bissexual. He f…d really hard with hundreds of female and male artists during his life.

  • HermeticallySealed

    Being Bi sexual isn’t some new thing for him.  It’s been known for years, not just because he put out a memoir.

  • HermeticallySealed

     Exactly.  Kelly may be big in the idol world, but she is small potatoes compared to others he’s pushed around or dealt with. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I know. I wasn’t referring to that.

  • curly_yenta

    So Clarkson is pissing on Clive and Jordin is kissing his ass. Two bookends. Love it! LOL

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TP6FDKZWZZOESHA5DCZVTU24T4 JasonG

    I’m disappointed with Jordin… She and Kelly are good friend, but it’s clear that Jordin is probably going to side with Clive to be on his good side. 

  • bridgette12

     Jordin has nothing to do with Kelly’s problem with Clive. She can be friends with both of them without having to choose.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TP6FDKZWZZOESHA5DCZVTU24T4 JasonG

    True, but it just feel weird to see Jordin hanging out with Clive. I wonder what the other Idol winners think of this like Carrie and Fantasia. 

  • bridgette12

    I don’t know what Carrie thinks about anything, but I doubt people like Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia are going to give up their friendship with Clive just because Kelly got her feelings hurt. They are a lot closer to him than they are to her and he’s certainly done a lot to help them in their careers.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TP6FDKZWZZOESHA5DCZVTU24T4 JasonG

    Clive is the one that tried to destroy Kelly’s career and bullied her as well as doing a smear campaign on her MD album… It’s more than her feeling being hurt. I’m proud of her for standing up to him on the lies. JHud and Fantasia better be careful with Clive… He’s nothing more than a greedy man and a big ego. 

  • bridgette12

    So Kelly got screwed over, too bad. It was years ago, either she can get over it or she can whine it. Life for Clive Davis will not miss a beat just because Kelly is upset. J Hud and Fantasia are grown ups and if they want to continue to have a friendship with Clive that’s their business. I personally have no idea what type of person Clive Davis is, but if he’s like the rest of us, he has a good and bad side. I’m sure the same can be said about Kelly also.

  • suenigma

    You say this as though it were Kelly bringing up and rehashing this ugly episode? Clive is the one who lobbed the first pitch – potentially even obfuscating the facts – in a blatant attempt to rekindle the controversy and generate interest in his otherwise irrelevant book. Kelly merely provided a coherent and measured response, IMO. I can’t imagine anyone begrudging Kelly the right to defend herself and her music against an open assault, even if one ultimately disagreed with her position.

  • suenigma

    I acknowledge Clive’s genius, his long and illustrious career, and the lasting impact that he has had on the music industry, good and bad…however…in terms of all the music legends that Clive had a direct hand in discovering and shaping, how many of them would we say are still relevant in Pop music today, right here, right now? As great as those legends all are/were, only one is still relevant on Pop radio and selling multi-platinumin. She may not be your cup-of-tea, but Kelly Clarkson is still going strong, and winning Grammys to boot. Coincidence that Clive chose to send that chapter to the Media ahead of the book release? I think not. 

  • bridgette12

    I say this as a person who don’t give a damn either way about Clive or Kelly. I can see both sides and both of them have totally different versions of what happened. Clive has gone on with his life without missing a beat and don’t seem like he really cares that Kelly is still pissed. Kelly thinks she got screwed over and the only way for her to simply let it go would be for Clive to admit he was at fault, which obviously is not going to happen.

  • suenigma

    That is what is so confusing about your position though? Clive wrote the book rehashing it, not Kelly? And pretty clearly is making the case that it was her fault. So how is she the only one who can’t let it go? LOL

  • bridgette12

     Clive wrote a book about his life and a very small part was about Kelly. If she’s upset, then problem is hers.

  • bridgette12

    What I find funny about this is that poor Kelly,  has went on twitter to blow Clive out for lying about her and being a big bad bully, only one Idol has even wasted a minute out of his day to tweet his support. The rest are staying out of it. I wonder why?

  • suenigma

    Dude, his publicists specifically sent that “very small part” out the media. It seems naive, to me, to not recognize that Clive was looking for precisely this reaction. And Kelly doesn’t seem particularly upset, rather, she seems happy and content with her life, and merely interested in setting the record straight, as she sees it. Remember, she and Clive had made peace, she performed at his Grammy party two years ago, I don’t imagine that she ever had any intention of bringing this up again, until Clive so publicly did first.

  • jdanton2

     Jordin never worked with Clive since he sent her to Jive though he signed Blake  after Season 6.

  • suenigma

    Um, cause they’re scared shitless of the guy. Clive could ruin Jennifer and Jordin in a New York minute, and Daughtry is probably on thin ice with the label right now. Let’s face it, Adam is fearless and Kelly has enough money and industry support that she isn’t afraid of him anymore. The players in Nashville have been very quick to lend their support to Kelly on this, and I have a feeling that that is where her loyalties lie now.

    When Clive is dead we will see a lot of poeple coming out of the woodwork to talk about what a bully he was. I predict.

  • bridgette12

     Or it could be that the rest of the idols really don’t care. They might think Kelly is the one with the beef, let her deal with it.

  • suenigma

    Possibly. But I haven’t heard a single one come out in support of Clive on this matter either. Either they don’t care, or they are wise enough to keep their opinions to themselves. I do admire Adam for at least having an opinion though. :)

  • jdanton2

    Jennifer Hudson tweeted about his book. not sure if any others have.

    https://twitter.com/IAMJHUD/status/304018932145209344

    “Jennifer Hudson ?@IAMJHUD
    Clive Davis’ new memoir hits shelves today! So proud to have worked with him over the years. #Clive http://bit.ly/Wz5UHP
    4:05 PM – Feb 19, 2013″

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    JasonG — True, but it just feel weird to see Jordin hanging out with Clive. I wonder what the other Idol winners think of this like Carrie and Fantasia. 

    ^^ What the Fig are you smoking dude?  How did Carrie and Fantasia get involved in this conversation?  Weird to see Jordin hanging out with Clive?  Give up the smoke, dude and get down to earth.

    @ Suignima — Do you know who is on Clive’s and RCA’s label? Alicia Keys IS relevant. She not only writes for herself, she writes for others. She produces movies. She’s another rich Beootch!

  • chillj

    Who cares?

  • chillj

    Or, alternatively, Jordan sees showing up with Clive on afternoon television shows as an opportunity for a little publicity in the interest of her own career.

  • chillj

    I saw this show or parts of it, while I was doing other things; Clive Davis is a very boring interview.  He manages to make the biggest stars of the last century dull as my morning oatmeal.  And poor old Janis Joplin got dissed again, always getting turned down by men she propositioned or is said to have propositioned. (Clive Davis should be so lucky,)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    I’m feeling Jordin as a sort of “roving” reporter for Katie, and it’s a goodddd move.  I don’t buy her singing career.  I think it’s more “on-camera” reporter/interviewer.

  • HermeticallySealed

     About what? 

  • elliegrll

    What I find funny about this is that poor Kelly,  has went on twitter to blow Clive out for lying about her and being a big bad bully, only one Idol has even wasted a minute out of his day to tweet his support. The rest are staying out of it. I wonder why?

    Maybe because they have lives of their own, and don’t have time to get involved in something that they know nothing about.  Many of them never had the opportunity to work with Clive Davis, while others may not even know  Kelly personally.

  • elliegrll

    Clive was in charge of the idols at the time, no matter what label they were on.  But, it was during that season, with Blake and Jordin that he was being forced out of his position with Sony, which is something that Blake has pointed to to explain why his debut album launch didn’t go well.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    ” Clive wrote a book about his life and a very small part was about Kelly. If she’s upset, then problem is hers.”

    I don’t think that the size of the part in Clive’s book discussing Kelly is the issue. It’s the content, which is totally at odds with what Kelly recalls. Clearly, it’s important to Kelly to address what she regards as Clive’s total misrepresentation of the events, and I can understand that.

  • bridgette12

     I have to give it to J Hud for not being afraid to state her opinion. It goes to show that many people have worked with Clive and there are some who are happy and proud of their association with the man. 

  • bridgette12

    He gave his version and I don’t think he’s going to change it now. Kelly remembered something entirely different and has now publicly stated, so what happens now. He’s going to be talking about this book for a while and her name is going to come up even more and he’s going to keep stating what is already in the book. If it bothers Kelly so much, maybe she needs to do her own press tour and call him out. That’s up to her and if she wants to spend her time rehashing her past with Clive and giving him even more attention, then more power to her. The more she talks about this, the more smiling Clive will be doing these interviews with one of his divas by his side stating what a wonderful guy and mentor he is. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol Why does JHud deserve any “credit” for publicly slobbering all over Clive? Especially, when he’s in charge of her career at SONY? That doesn’t require any courage or integrity at all.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Well, of course Clive isn’t going to retract anything. lol The part of his defense of his version of the events that I find hilarious is the “5 independent individuals” who allegedly verified those events. lol 

    I simply understand why anyone (not just Kelly) would object to a person in power publicly writing about events in a way that bear little to no resemblance to the way that person recalls them, while at the same time portraying themselves as some kind of kind and caring fatherly figure, which is at odds with reports about Clive over the years. Given Kelly’s history of speaking out candidly, I can understand why she feels so strongly about setting the record straight. This may not end up being beneficial to her, but from her POV, it appears to be important.

  • chillj

    About Clive being bisexual.  He wasn’t exactly avant-garde in his declaration… he had been married a couple of times and was almost sixty. I can’t believe this blip in his sexuality is news. This blip about anyone would be no news, but about him, even less. Now if he had declared that in 1969, well, maybe.

  • HermeticallySealed

    I wasn’t the one making a big deal about it, so not sure why it was me that you responded, then.  I would agree with you.  It isn’t a big deal, which is why I thought the notion he was somehow lying about it was a bit trivial.

  • suenigma

    “Do you know who is on Clive’s and RCA’s label? Alicia Keys IS relevant. She not only writes for herself, she writes for others. She produces movies. She’s another rich Beootch! ”
    I did come back immediately and admit that Alicia Keys was relevant, once I remembered that he discovered her. But today? Right now? She is simply not having the Pop, sales or award success that Kelly has had this era. That is a fact.

  • elliegrll

    She is simply not having the Pop, sales or award success that Kelly has had this era. That is a fact.

    Alicia is an r&b singer, so her home format wouldn’t be pop stations, especially since they are not playing her type of r&b right now.  It would be fairer to say that Alicia’s last two albums haven’t been as successful in the Urban markets as Kelly’s have been in the pop market.

    Bringing it back to Clive, I think that J Records was folded into RCA, just like Jive. Both Fantasia and Jennifer Hudson were signed to J, but now they are listed under RCA’s banner.

  • girlygirltoo

    I don’t think the more recent Idols have had much contact with Clive Davis, outside of possibly attending his pre-Grammy parties, so maybe they don’t feel they know enough about him to comment one way or the other. It’s not like they really know Kelly, either — outside of the Idol finales and red carpet events, it’s not like the ex-Idols hang around with each other on a regular basis. 

  • suenigma

    “Alicia is an r&b singer, so her home format wouldn’t be pop stations, especially since they are not playing her type of r&b right now.  It would be fairer to say that Alicia’s last two albums haven’t been as successful in the Urban markets as Kelly’s have been in the pop market.”

    Exactly! My point wasn’t to diss Alicia, it was to point out why Clive might have chosen to highlight his “problems” with Kelly to promote his book. She is his most currently, widely relevant “discovery”, or as he might like to say, “creation”. 

  • http://twitter.com/RonnieDRocks Ronnie D

     I listen to Pop radio all of the time, and Girl is On Fire is played constantly.

  • Mateja Praznik

    Didn’t Alicia’s last album sell gold so far and “Girl on Fire” is double platinum? And her previous album didn’t produce any pop hits, but it still sold platinum.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    It would make sense that Clive would get along well with a JHud or a Whitney, since both see themselves primarlity as singers and while they may have dabbled in writing, neither seemed particularly adamant about it. Ther’s nothing wrong with that, it was a good fit. Clive worked hard to find the appropriate hits and the singer strived to sing them well.

    Problems only happened when he felt his territoty as the hit sniffer was being encroached by someone that he did not feel deserved a seat at the table. If he signed you for your writing fine, but if he didn’t he wanted proof you could do it. And apparently he has a history of being nasty in those situations. But JHud wouldn’t have experienced that or Jordin for that matter.

  • chillj

    I know you weren’t.  I wasn’t trying to be critical or snarky; I guess it just came out that way, anyway.