Kelly Clarkson wins two Grammys

Kelly Clarkson’s smash hit and impossible-not-to-love, despite-the-spelling-of-”you” song “Since U Been Gone” has won a Grammy, as has her second album, Breakaway.

The album won for Best Pop Vocal Album, while its second single won for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In that category, she beat Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, and Gwen Stefani. Just like when she won American Idol, Kelly accepted the first award, for the single, through tears, saying, “I’m sorry I’m crying again on national television. You have no idea what this means to me.”

Then she gave the FOX show the finger–metaphorically, at least. She “thanked Jesus, God, the radio, her fans and her mother when she picked up Grammys for best pop vocal album and for best female pop vocal performance, but in two speeches she omitted any mention of ‘American Idol,’” the AP reports.

Backstage, she said the omission was an accident. “No, no! I forgot to thank my dad, the rest of my family. I forgot tons of people,” she said, according to the LA Times’ account. But then Kelly basically said the show used her for publicity during the song rights controversy. “I just think they were trying to get some press,” she said.

48th Annual Grammy Awards Winners List [Grammys]
No ‘Idol’ praise from Kelly Clarkson [AP]
‘Idol’? Forget about it [LA Times]

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.