Prepare for all kinds of "Miss Independent No More!" headlines … and worse … because Kelly Clarkson is engaged.
Clarkson is engaged to Brandon Blackstock, a talent manager in Nashville. He is the son of her own manager, Narvel Blackstock, who is married to Reba McEntire. American Idol’s season one winner, tweeted on Saturday, "I’M ENGAGED!!!!! I wanted y’all to know!! Happiest night of my life last night! I am so lucky and am with the greatest man ever :)"
Of course, celeb journalism wouldn’t be celeb journalism if there wasn’t some annoying sexist twist put on such a straightforward event: for instance, People magazine lead with the line "Kelly Clarkson’s wait for the ring is over." Huffington Post lead with, "Her dreams came true," which, ironically, could also have been a lede for an article about her Idol win. However, both of those versions are better than a post about Clarkson’s on CMT.com, which describes her as the "singer of all kinds of man-bashing songs."
The blogger continues:
But since some of Clarkson’s biggest singles — "Since U Been Gone," "Mr. Know It All" and "Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)" — are about some of men’s shortcomings, it makes you wonder if she’ll be exploring different musical territory after she ties the knot.
Marriage: it’s a great cure for that whole man hating thing.
Is it really that hard to believe that not all female pop stars are intersted in riding the merry-go-round of John Mayer’s dick? As far as the dating lives of female pop stars go, Kelly Clarkson has generated one-onehundreth of the gossip as Taylor Swift. One of her first hit songs was even Miss Independent, a pop-y feminist anthem. Perhaps they’re all just shocked — shocked! — that someone might want to marry such a harpy.
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