Kelly Clarkson's favorite hobby involves sharp objects and alcohol
Kelly Clarkson likes to spend her downtime participating in her favorite hobby, which sounds like a recipe for disaster: It involves her handling sharp objects while downing alcoholic beverages.
In a video series called Voice Coaches on Blast, posted on People.com, Kelly rattles off a list of firsts and favorites in response to rapid-fire questions. Asked about her favorite hobby, she says, "I love quilting. I love putting on vinyl and having wine and quilting. It’s fun! I’m not great at it, but I like it.”
As People notes, Kelly loves quilting so much that she made blankets for all her fellow The Voice coaches.
Kelly also reveals that her favorite boy band is Boyz II Men, her favorite guilty pleasure is the TV show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, her favorite book is Jane Eyre, and her favorite current superhero is Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman.
Asked if she's an early bird or night owl, Kelly's quick to answer.
"Even with four children, I am not a morning person. I love the night," she laughs. "I am a vampire!"
Lady Gaga visits shelters to cheer up fire California victims, deliver pizza
Lady Gaga was forced to evacuate her house in Malibu due to the deadly fires in California, but that hasn't stopped her from trying to raise the spirits of other people who've been similarly affected.
On Wednesday, Gaga dropped by a shelter at Pacific Palisades Charter High School in Los Angeles to cheer up those who'd been affected by fires.
The L.A. School Police Department tweeted a photo of a dressed-down Gaga posing with an officer, and wrote, "Thank you @ladygaga for visiting the shelter at Pacific Palisades Charter High School and showing support to all those who have been affected by the #WoolseyFire. The LA School Police Department truly appreciates your generosity and #kindness.
On Tuesday, which also was World Kindness Day, Gaga posted photos to her Instagram story of herself wearing a "Malibu" baseball cap and delivering pizza, gift cards and coffee to a Red Cross shelter in the L.A. area.
In other Lady Gaga news, she was referenced several times at last night's Country Music Association Awards. The hosts, country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, sang a song called "A Star Is Bored," inspired by her movie, while country group Lady Antebellum gave a shout-out to Gaga as well.
Shawn Mendes' biggest fear? Having to "go" onstage
Since Shawn Mendes often performs to massive crowds at huge venues around the world, you'd think his biggest fear might be stage fright, or losing his voice, but according to Shawn, what he's most afraid of is being onstage and having to go to the bathroom.
At a panel during Billboard's Live Music Summit, Shawn was asked, "What's the last thing you do before you go onstage?" Shawn replied, "Pee...like, 10 times!"
As the crowd laughed, Shawn explained, "I'm so worried I'm gonna have to pee so bad onstage, so I'm running back and forth before the show...It's actually a really big fear of mine!" He revealed that it actually happened to him once, and he found it so distracting that he swore he'd never let it happen again.
Also during the panel, Shawn revealed that his favorite song to perform is his latest hit, "In My Blood."
"I wrote it...after seeing [the band Kings of Leon] live and being like, 'This is what music is. This is live, drums, people are clapping, it's this big chant, this big anthem,'" he told the audience.
"We do this thing at the end where we get the whole crowd singing the big anthem chant, and...I've decided I'm not gonna [be able to] beat that feeling."
That's just one way that Shawn says he connects with his audiences. As he told the crowd, "Onstage, there's this massive wall, and if you can't break down the wall, nobody's gonna feel that connection."
He added, "So the second you get onstage, you have to smash this wall and it becomes this breathing thing -- it's a live thing that happens. It's special."
Billboard has named Shawn its 2018 Live Music Artist of the Year.
Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds and estranged wife reportedly "trying to work things out"
Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds and his estranged wife Aja Volkman are trying to reconcile their relationship, US Weekly reports.
A source close to the couple tells the celebrity mag, "Dan and Aja are trying to works things out."
In an interview with Apple Music last week, Reynolds revealed that he and Volkman, who announced their separation this past April, were "kind of back together."
"This last year, I went through a divorce, but we never signed the papers," Reynolds said. "I've been home and we kind of decided, well, let's just hold off for a minute. Now, we're kind of dating, and it's weird because we're separated, but we're dating."
On November 4, Reynolds and Volkman attended the Hollywood Film Awards together in Los Angeles, where Dan's documentary Believer was honored with the Hollywood Documentary Award.
And if you need even more evidence that things are good between the two couple, Reynolds tweeted "I love Aja Volkman" on Tuesday.
In announcing their separation earlier this year, Reynolds wrote, "After 7 beautiful years together, Aja and I's marriage has come to an end. Our children continue to be the most important thing in our lives, & we will continue to co-parent them with all our love."
Reynolds and Volkman have three children: six-year-old Arrow and one-year-old twins Coco and Gia.
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