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Jordin Sparks Talks Album Delays & Frustrations

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It’s been almost five years since Jordin Sparks has released an album and the frustration has gotten to the starlet. During a recent interview with Huff Post Live, Sparks revealed that she has completed a full album, but she still hasn’t been able to release it.

When asked how long does it take to release an album, Sparks responded, “Thank you! Ask them,” and motioned off-screen to some unidentified people. “How long does it take?”

She even hinted at possibly releasing her music independently.

“I think I have a really amazing door that just opened up with hopefully being able to get an album out working with a person I really trust, and getting it out on my own,”

Though understandably frustrated, Sparks did keep her composure and offered some kind words about her label, RCA.

“They’ve done so many amazing things for me, so I don’t want this to come off like, I hate them, because I don’t,” she said. “It’s just — I’m a little bit frustrated because I really want to put this music out for my fans, and it’s really good.”

Check out Sparks’ sit-down below.

 

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Jennifer Hudson Net-A-Porter’s The Edit

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Jennifer Hudson fronts Net-A-Porter’s The Edit.

In this new interview, the actress dishes on her new movie, Black Nativity and how life has been since her time on American Idol.

On her Oscar win:
“I didn’t know what the Oscars was. Where we come from, we don’t know anything about that world. If you see it on TV, it’s like, ‘Oh, people in fancy suits and ties.’ Jamie Foxx [her co-star] was like, ‘You know you’re going to win an Oscar?’ I didn’t pay him any attention. I was hired to do a job. That’s all I knew. ”

On her life post American Idol:
“It is so bizarre to me to say, ‘OK, let me go email Alicia [Keys], let me go email Beyonce, let me go talk to Oprah…’ For so long I sat and admire them; now I’m among them. What I feel about people you never heard from again is that they get too caught up in the hype. They think that just getting here is making it. No, it’s not making it. It’s like a losing-weight situation: it’s one thing to lose it, it’s another to keep it off. Well, it’s one thing to make it, but it’s another thing to stay. [That is] why you have to constantly do stuff to keep people’s attention. It’s a hustle, it really is.”

On her upcoming new movie Black Nativity:
“I turned down I don’t know how many [musicals]. What drew me to this is that it’s a holiday film: I’m a holiday fanatic. It’s uplifting – we don’t have enough of that in the world.”

 

Kelly Clarkson Talks Pregnancy with PARADE

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It’s only been a few days since Kelly Clarkson announced her pregnancy, but she’s been talking about babies for awhile now.

Christmas comes early for Clarkson. Before making the announcement, the singer chatted with PARADE magazine about pregnancy, marriage and her holiday album.

On her getting pregnant:
“My eggs aren’t getting any younger, so we’ve already started trying. I’m totally gonna have a girl. I’m manifesting it! And when I have a girl, you’re gonna be like, ‘That chick knew it!’”

On her body pre-pregnancy:
“Everybody calls me fat all the time, so I can’t wait to have a reason, instead of everybody just being a jerk!”

On her diet plan after birth:
“I’ve never been Gisele Bündchen, so ain’t nobody expectin’ that! I like to set a [low] standard so people don’t expect a lot.”

Carrie Underwood Talks Marriage & Weight-Loss in REDBOOK Magazine

 

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Carrie Underwood is loving the skin she’s in.

The Country music star covers the latest issue of REDBOOK and she’s looking better than ever.

Underwood leads a very busy life these days. On top of juggling her singing career and married, life, Underwood is gearing up to play ‘Maria’ in NBC’s live remake of The Sound of Music.

Check out some of what she had to say to the magazine below.

On her food journal:
“You know how you feel when you get full? Well, I don’t get full. I can eat a lot. Mike and I were in Italy for 10 days and I put on 8 pounds. So in real life, I have to make sure I’m not eating just to eat.”

On trusting husband Mike Fisher:
“If he goes to a bar with his friends, a tabloid is going to report about it. Same goes for me. Trust is what it is. Either you trust someone or you don’t. And I’ve never trusted anymore more than I trust Mike.”

On losing weight after American Idol:
“It was on the Idol tour [after I won]. I put on a lot of weight [during the show] because we were locked in a room all day with a craft service table. I was bored so I was just eating. I was never overweight, but I feel better with myself.”

Jennifer Lopez Gets A Barbie Doll Modeled After Her Likeness

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Jennifer Lopez is now a Barbie doll.

Earlier this week, two versions of a doll modeled after the singer’s likeness was unveiled. One doll features one of JLo’s looks off the red carpet and the other is a costume she wore during her world tour.

“I wanted to live in Barbie’s world, I wanted to be Barbie,” Lopez says in a video promoting the doll’s release. “I think Barbie represents infinite possibilities.”

Though the doll looks like JLo face-wise, many fans are puzzled as to why the figurines don’t have the singer’s signature curves. It’s obvious Lopez is not a stick figure, but it seems like Mattel is sticking to the doll’s standard body type; no matter which celebrity its coined after.

 

Mariah Carey Shares Single Artwork for “The Art of Letting Go”

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Mariah Carey is letting it all hang out for the cover of her “The Art of Letting Go” single.

Carey posted the artwork to her Facebook page with the message: “14 days to go!!!”

“The Art of Letting Go” is the second track off of Carey’s upcoming studio album. The song will officially hit radio on November 11.  Mimi’s full album, by the same name, is set to be released sometime next year.

 

 

Report: Simon Cowell & Laura Silverman Expecting Baby Boy

 

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Simon Cowell, 53, and girlfriend Lauren Silverman, 36,  are expecting a baby boy, according to the  New York’s Daily News.
“He is over the moon to be having a son,” a source told the Daily News‘ Confidenti@l blog.
The child is said to be due in February.
Cowell and Silverman’s relationship was a secret until July, when it was revealed that they were expecting a baby together.

This will be the first child for Cowell and  the second child for Silverman, who has a seven-year-old son with estranged husband, Andrew.

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