After a four-year break, VH1 is bringing back its VH1 Divas concert. This year, Kelly Clarkson is part of the diva crowd, though honestly, she is SO not a diva.
I also don’t quite see Miley Cyrus as “diva” along the lines of past attendees like Celine Dion and Beyonce. Oh, well. I guess they don’t make divas like they used to. Fantasia would be kind of cool!
Leona Lewis and Adele are part of the concert, too.
It airs Sept. 17 on VH1 at 9 p.m.
Clarkson is doing a tour of various state fairs this summer, none near Atlanta.
And talk about better late than never: Kimberly Caldwell from season two, better known as a host on the TV Guide Channel, has signed a record deal with Vanguard.
From the press release:
Vanguard Records announced today that it has signed Kimberly Caldwell to its prestigious artist roster. Kimberly is currently in the studio with producer Marshall Altman (Matt Nathanson, Trevor Hall, Marc Broussard) writing and recording songs for her debut CD expected to be released in early 2010.
I recall that she was a good singer but needed a bit more experience. Maybe her TV Guide work will help her. Who knows?
-Brooke White has a new album out called “High Hopes and Heartbreak.” She worked with Randy Jackson.
“It is completely bizarre,” the self-effacing White said about Jackson producing her work, out of all the “Idol” alums. “I never saw this coming. I have no idea why he’s working with me.”
Jackson didn’t find it bizarre. “What I loved from her was that she was a straight-up real artist,” he said in an interview. “There’s always room for artists. You have pop stars, and then you have artists. The holy grail are artists. The sprinters are the pop stars.”