Ellen DeGeneres Furious Over Kelly Clarkson’s Talk Show?
Ellen DeGeneres is furious about the success of Kelly Clarkson‘s new talk show? That’s the story from one of the tabloids. Gossip Cop found the rumor to be ridiculous.
Claiming that Clarkson has “muscled in on Ellen DeGeneres’ turf,” the Globe alleges that the veteran host is “spitting mad” about the singer’s new talk show. “Kelly’s poised to be the next big thing on daytime TV,” an “industry insider” tells the outlet. “She’s sparkly and charmingly puts her foot in her mouth, and that’s why everyone loves her, but Kelly is honing in on Ellen’s territory big-time and Ellen is feeling insecure!”
The source goes on to claim that Clarkson’s got “the edge” when it comes to booking celebrity guests since she’s “younger, hipper, and funny as can be.” The seemingly phony source adds, “Now the word has gotten back to Ellen that Kelly’s been making personal pitches to people like Jennifer Aniston and Katy Perry to come on her show. Ellen’s hurt and offended by this blatant poaching of her pals.” The suspicious tipster adds, “She wouldn’t be surprised if Kelly angles to get her wife, Portia de Rossi, to sit down with her!”
“They’re popping open the champagne at Kelly’s set, but it’s been awfully tense on Ellen’s side,” the “insider” says. “Kelly’s show is the lead-in to Ellen’s and studio execs want them to work together, but that’s easier said than done at this point.” The anonymous source doesn’t bother to mention that DeGeneres and Clarkson have already appeared on one another’s show to promote the singer’s talk show debut.
Clarkson’s rep denies the tabloid’s story entirely, while a source close to DeGeneres tells Gossip Cop the article is “hilarious,” and points out that the two adore each other. That being said, we think we can point to the inspiration for the Globe‘s latest work of fiction.
As we mentioned, DeGeneres made an appearance on Clarkson’s show earlier this month, wishing her well and playfully teasing Clarkson about the long and successful run of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. DeGeneres gave Clarkson a massive portrait of herself seated on a throne with a dog on her lap, and also handed out new TVs to Clarkson’s studio audience. Despite having fun with the bit, DeGeneres did all this to help boost Clarkson’s show. Why would DeGeneres appear on the singer’s show and help her get some extra attention, then suddenly turn around and feel furious and threatened?
Successfully hosting one the highest rated daytime shows for decades is quite a feat, which means there’s been a ton of made-up stories about DeGeneres and her show. Last year, Life & Style published a similar piece about DeGeneres and Clarkson competing with each other over their shows. Gossip Cop has also busted more rumors than we can count about DeGeneres and de Rossi divorcing over the show. Attempting to pit DeGeneres and Clarkson against each other is just a lame and obvious move by the gossip media.
Gwen Stefani Clashing With Kelly Clarkson On ‘The Voice’?
Is Gwen Stefani clashing with Kelly Clarkson on the set of The Voice? That’s the claim in one of the tabloids this week. Gossip Cop found it false.
An article in the latest issue of Life & Style says Stefani and Clarkson have been feuding behind the scenes of their reality competition show. “Gwen isn’t feeling Kelly’s over-the-top enthusiasm,” a supposed “insider” tells the tabloid. “She can’t help but cringe every time Kelly screams or starts jumping out of her chair.” The alleged insider goes on to say that Stefani thinks Clarkson’s personality is flat-out “annoying.”
According to the supposed source, Stefani’s boyfriend Blake Shelton – who also serves as a coach on The Voice – isn’t a fan of their co-star either. “It’s not like he hates Kelly,” the suspicious tipster adds. “It’s just…working with her is a lot like having an annoying little sister who won’t stop interrupting you.”
In reality, Stefani and Clarkson get along quite well. Earlier this month, Stefani shared an Instagram video Clarkson had posted about how big of a fan she is of the No Doubt singer, and added the caption, “OMG love you.” Clarkson’s video features clips from a “Girl Power” video from The Voice, which features plenty of scenes of the two happily getting along. In fact, the footage shows Stefani being quick to jump out of her chair during the show, despite this idea that Clarkson is the only one with “over-the-top enthusiasm.” Also in the video, Stefani mentions that Clarkson is a frequent guest at her and Shelton’s home for dinners and playdates with their kids.
The section about Shelton disliking Clarkson is just as bogus. In the “Girl Power” video, the country star praises the two women for their competitiveness, and jokingly adds, “This girl power thing is starting to get on my nerves.” There’s no actual animosity between the coaches.
Shelton and Clarkson were already friendly before she even joined the cast of the show on account of Clarkson’s husband being Shelton’s manager. In an interview with People magazine from February 2018, just before Clarkson began her stint as a full-time coach, Shelton referred to Clarkson as a friend off the show and a competitor on the show. The remarks about the coaches “feuding” or disliking one another are just misrepresentations of their relationships.
This isn’t the tabloid’s first time trying to rile up drama amid the cast of The Voice. In September, Gossip Cop debunked the outlet’s claim that Stefani was furious over the show’s addition of Taylor Swift as a mentor. We also busted the outlet in August 2018 for a ludicrous story about Shelton asking Stefani to step down from the show. The magazine just doesn’t have any real insight into what’s happening behind the scenes of the hit seri
Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson NOT In “Backstage Feud” Over “The Voice,” Despite Report
Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson are not in a “backstage feud” over “The Voice,” despite a new report. While the longtime friends playfully spar in front of the cameras, they’re not really at odds off-set. Gossip Cop can bust this sensational story, which first lures readers in with claims of drama before backing away from its untrue allegations.
Every season, RadarOnline manufactures bogus stories about “The Voice” coaches feuding. Last fall, for example, the site concocted a nonexistent dispute between Shelton and Jennifer Hudson. Now problems are said to exist between the country superstar and the competition’s newest coach, Clarkson. The site even goes as far as claiming that the “battle between the contestants… is nothing compared to the explosive war” between her and Shelton. According to the narrative, while the “dueling divas went at it on-camera this week… their fighting didn’t stop when the cameras quit rolling.” Readers are even urged to “find out what was said backstage that might cause Shelton to literally ‘Walk Away.'”
But no specifics are given to substantiate those contentions, and it’s never actually said what supposedly happened backstage that might lead Shelton to leave the show. Rather, a so-called “on-set source” speaks generally, alleging the singers’ combative dynamic off-screen is “even worse than it is on-camera.” Contends this supposed snitch, “They are together like every day now and it’s gotten to the point where she just walks away because she can’t win an argument with Blake.” Among the purported issues between them are allegedly “stupid things, like the size of a dressing room,” and Clarkson’s supposedly “unfair” salary.
Yet at the same time, the site’s alleged tipster asserts, “But they are like brother and sister. They fight, scream at each other and then they get over it… At the end of the day, they both have nothing but love for each other.” In other words, there isn’t a real “feud” at all. The outlet simply wanted to capitalize on Clarkson and Shelton’s on-screen bickering by making it seem like there is off-screen drama between them. By the online publication’s own admission, though, they really only have “love” for one another.
As Gossip Cop has noted in previous tall tales like this one, the site usually purports to have an “on-set source,” but the contentions are suspiciously only given long after taping has finished. For instance, the unsupported claims here are about a fight “backstage” after an on-camera disagreement tied to Monday’s show. But that installment was part of “The Voice” season 14 Battle rounds, which filmed back in January. Surely if the outlet really had a set insider, it should’ve been able to learn what supposedly happened when it actually took place, not two months later.
There’s another reason to question whether this “on-set source” actually exists. On top of failing to provide timely information with actual evidence to back it up, there’s a telling error when the purported snitch claims Shelton and Clarkson are “together like every day now.” In actuality, he show hasn’t filmed since early February. And, as seen on the official ticketing site, “The Voice” live episodes for this season don’t start until April 16. So there’s no reason for them to be spending time together on the set right now, and it makes little sense to claim they are. In fact, Shelton actually spent the last few days in Oklahoma with Gwen Stefani, not in Los Angeles for “The Voice.”
Gossip Cop would be remiss not to also point out another glaring mistake, as it gives further reason to doubt that the website actually knows what it’s talking about. Early on in the story, the blog writes that Clarkson’s “mother-in-law happens to be country legend Reba McIntyre.” Not only is McEntire misspelled, but the music icon split from Clarkson’s father-in-law Narvel Blackstock back in 2015 and their divorce was finalized that year. While the women are still close, McEntire is no longer Clarkson’s mother-in-law, legally speaking.
A publication that makes so many verifiable blunders and throws out unsubstantiated allegations only to downplay and contradict them is not one that should be trusted or taken seriously. Clarkson and Shelton are competitive people and they both want to win “The Voice.” But there is nothing to support the claims that they’re feuding off-camera and all signs point to this report being made-up.