KELLY CLARKSON SUED BY FORMER MANAGEMENT COMPANY RUN BY EX-HUSBAND’S FATHER: Kelly Clarkson is being sued by longtime management company Starstruck Management Group, run by Narvel Blackstock, the father of Brandon Blackstock, her ex-husband. The management company filed the claim in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming it’s owed $1.4 million in unpaid commissions. According to the complaint, Kelly has not paid the full commission this year for her work on The Voice and The Kelly Clarkson Show. The suit alleges a breach of oral contract, and seeks declaratory relief and an accounting. Kelly and Brandon got divorced after nearly seven years of marriage earlier this year.
LIONEL RICHIE TO RECEIVE A ‘WASHINGTON OSCAR’ NEXT MONTH: Next month, the Atlantic Council, a Washington, D.C. think tank, will present Lionel Richie with one of its annual Distinguished Leadership Award – an honor known as “the Oscars of Washington.” Lionel will receive the Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award for his philanthropy and his legendary career, which includes an Oscar, a Golden Globe, multiple Grammys, induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and more. During the virtual ceremony, taking place October 14th, Bob Johnson, the founder of BET, will introduce Lionel.
JASON DERULO IS FIRST SOLOIST TO TOP POP SONGS CHART IN 2000S, ‘10S & ‘20S: Jason Derulo just turned 31 last week – but that hasn’t stopped him from making history spanning three decades. With his new single “Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)” catapulting to the top of the pop chart this week, Derulo has become the first and, so far, the only solo artist to top the Billboard Pop Songs chart across the 2000s, the 2010s and now the 2020s. He previously topped the chart with 2009’s “Whatcha Say,” 2010’s “In My Head,” 2014’s “Talk Dirty ft. 2 Chainz” and 2015’s “Want to Want Me.”