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Kelly Clarkson to Judge New TV Talent Show

Kelly ClarksonKelly Clarkson has joined the judging panel of new TV talent show Duets.

The "Stronger" hitmaker - who found fame on the first series of American Idol - will join forces with music legend Lionel Richie, as well as Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke on the upcoming ABC series, which is set to debut this summer.

After scouring the US for undiscovered talent, Duets will see the celebrity mentors paired with aspiring vocalists for a live performance in front of a studio audience each week, with the eventual winner bagging a recording contract with Hollywood Records.

"The simple fact that I get to go out and find two people that I believe in, sing with them every week, and help them accomplish their dream is an amazing thing that I can't wait to be a part of," Kelly said in a statement.

The 29-year-old singer - who worked as a guest mentor on The Voice last year - has previously admitted she has been given a "hard time" because she found success on a TV talent show: "People have given me such a hard time. I came from a singing show, so I like singing shows, obviously. What was the big shocker there?"


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VIDEO: Michael Jackson Memorial Coverage

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NOTE: You can watch the entire ceremony after the jump.

After a private gathering for family members at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, within Staples Center began shortly after 10:00 AM PT.

You can follow our detailed account of the ceremony after the jump.

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Television Coverage of Jackson’s Star-Studded Memorial

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UPDATE: CBS and NBC have now decided to jump on the live coverage bandwagon.

Not a winner in the Michael Jackson memorial lottery? Not a problem. You can still get a front row viewing while sparing yourself the cost of a flight.

Although 17,500 get the chance to be in either the Staples Center or the Nokia Theater, free television coverage will allow everyone an opportunity to witness the events as they unfold.

According to a release from the Jackson family, participants at Tuesday’s memorial include Kobe Bryant, , Berry Gordy, Jennifer Hudson, Shaheen Jafargholi (finalist on Britain’s Got Talent), Magic Johnson, Martin Luther King III, Bernice A. King, John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Brooke Shields, Usher and Stevie Wonder.

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This Week on TV (12/29-1/4)

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Dick Clark, Fergie and Ryan Seacrest

(You can view TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule here.)

MONDAY 12/29)
  • Seven Deadly Sins (History, 9pm):  “The sin of lust is examined in the opener of a seven-part series exploring the seven capital vices, including their origin in religious teaching and history’s worst perpetrators.” In case you needed some help thinking of a good resolution.
  • Bromance (MTV, 9pm):  Series premiere. “Brody Jenner is introduced to nine guys who will be competing to be part of his entourage.” Finding someone less annoying than shouldn’t be too hard.
  • The City (MTV, 10pm)::  Series premiere. “Whitney Port arrives in New York City and begins working for iconic fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg.” And by “working,” we mean she’ll be giving Diane free publicity.
  • 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs (VH1, 10pm):  “A five-part countdown of the Top 100 hard rock songs begins.” On VH1, Daughtry is considered hard rock.

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Nicole Richie’s Nuptials

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Nicole RichieFriends of say the mother-to-be wants to get her wedding planned and completed as quickly as she can, mostly so the baby belly won’t show up in her wedding photos. The guest list will include about two hundred of Richie’s closest friends, a large wedding that doesn’t lend itself to quick planning. Richie would like to be married before September 28, when she’s due to appear in county jail for her DUI conviction. Lionel Richie’s Bel-Air home has been offered to Nicole and Joel as the site of the wedding, and the singer has even agreed to sing at his daughter’s wedding. 

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