songwriters say they had Kelly under contract before American Idol.

songwriters say they had Kelly under contract before American Idol.
Three songwriters tell The Star that they had American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson under contract–and she was recording an album–before she auditioned for the show, a direct violation of the show’s rules. “[S]ongwriters Michael Blum, Barry Goldberg and Goffin now claim they had Clarkson under contract a month before the “Idol” auditions began,” according to the New York Post’s recounting of The Star story, which does not appear to be online yet. According to Goldberg, “after doing five wonderful songs, she walked out”; the three songwriters have hired a lawyer “in an effort to get three of the songs released,” the Post reports. Both FOX and Kelly’s label “declined to comment.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.