Headlines: Kelly Clarkson Felt Exploited by Idol, White Roses at Grammys

Music Industry to Wear White Roses at Grammy Awards to Support #TimesUp – Members of the music industry will wear white roses to show solidarity for the #TimesUp movement at the 2018 Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday. The planned demonstration was put together by Roc Nation senior VP Meg Harkins and Karen Rait, rhythmic promotion at Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records, after realizing that “Music’s Biggest Night” was coming without any plan in place to show support for the movement against sexual harassment. This week, the women have been reaching out to their contacts, encouraging them to also wear white roses. “And it grew like wildfire,” says Harkins. Halsey, Rapsody, Kelly Clarkson, Cyndi Lauper, Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, Tom Morello and others will either participate by wearing white roses or have signed on in support of the demonstration as well. – REad more at Billboard

Kelly Clarkson loves her “sexy, fun and sassy” Grammy-nominated hit – “I really did want to make a soulful pop album and I just found the most amazing team to make that with,” Kelly tells ABC Radio. As for what drew her to her Grammy-nominated single, Kelly says, “I just love the fact that it’s how my husband makes me feel. Y’know, very sexy…and it’s just an intimate song on a fun, sassy level.” With “Love So Soft,” Kelly is competing in the category of Best Pop Solo Performance, and because her competition includes Pink, Lady Gaga, Kesha and Ed Sheeran, she’s completely convinced she won’t win. On Sunday night’s Grammy telecast, she’ll be presenting a trophy and, as she recently joked on Twitter, “gracing the world with my presence.” – Read more at WJBDRadio

Kelly Clarkson on Why She Prefers to Be a Coach on ‘The Voice’ vs. a Judge on ‘American Idol’ – Being a coach on The Voice, rather than a judge on Idol, makes all the difference, she notes: “I was so young when I started [on Idol]. I would’ve loved to have had someone who was looking out for me rather than having to make money off of me. I would’ve loved to have somebody in my corner like that — so it’s nice to be that person for someone.” – Read more at Life and Style Magazine

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Alicia Keys Jokes That Blake Shelton Turns Into a ‘Secret Villain’ on ‘The Voice’ (Exclusive) – The 15-time GRAMMY winner is returning to The Voice in February for her third season as a coach, after scoring a victory with contestant Chris Bluein season 12. This time around, she’ll face off against Shelton, Adam Levine and Kelly Clarkson for top bragging rights — but she’s ready. “I have to come back and put him in his place, man,” Keys cracks, referring to Shelton’s win last season with Chloe Kohanski. – See the Video at ETOnline

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