Hold onto your microphones, because the latest scoop in the Kelly Clarkson vs. Brandon Blackstock legal showdown is juicier than a pineapple at a tropical stand-off!
In the ongoing saga of their court battle, it turns out that when Brandon was moonlighting as Kelly’s manager, he didn’t just stop at booking gigs – oh no, he fancied himself a financial wizard and decided to take a little extra cheddar from the Clarkson cheese wheel. But guess what? The California labor commissioner ain’t having none of that monkey business!
In a move that surely left Brandon singing the blues, the commissioner has declared, “Hold up, Mr. Blackstock! Only agents can pull rabbits out of hats and secure gigs for talent. Managers, on the other hand, should stick to managing the chaos in their own lives!” The verdict: Brandon must cough up a whopping $2,641,374 faster than you can say “Kelly Clarkson’s court cash.”
Now, let’s talk about how Brandon allegedly played fashion police when it came to Kelly snagging that swanky gig on The Voice. Picture this: Kelly walks into the room, ready to slay the stage, and what does Brandon say? Brace yourselves – he claims she’s lacking the “sex symbol” appeal. Somebody fetch us a fan because the shade just got real!
But fear not, Kelly didn’t let that critique rain on her parade. Despite being denied the title of “sex symbol” a la Rihanna, she not only joined The Voice but also became the show’s instant fan favorite. Take that, Brandon! Looks like the audience prefers vocal prowess over alleged sexiness any day.
And if that wasn’t enough drama for your mama, Kelly dropped another bombshell during the legal spectacle. According to her, Brandon insisted The Voice needed a little more spice in its life – you know, a pinch of diversity. Kelly claims he said, “They had to have someone that was black. … They had to have a diverse thing.” Well, well, well, Mr. Blackstock, we didn’t know you moonlighted as a casting director too!
In response to the courtroom inquiry about how Kelly could recall such eyebrow-raising conversations, she delivered a comeback that deserves a standing ovation. With the sass levels cranked up to eleven, she retorted, “Well, a wife doesn’t forget a time she gets told she’s not a sex symbol, so that stays.” Mic drop, Kelly – the queen of comebacks!
In case you’re not up to speed on the timeline of this reality TV-worthy legal showdown, Kelly filed for divorce in June 2020, and the curtain finally closed on their marriage drama in March 2022. The ex-couple shares two mini-me’s, a 7-year-old son named Remington and a 9-year-old daughter named River.
A legal saga that’s spicier than a jalapeño margarita and funnier than a stand-up comedy special. Stay tuned for more courtroom shenanigans, because this divorce drama is the gift that keeps on giving!