Kelly Clarkson fires her manager
The original American Idol Kelly Clarkson seems to be cleaning house after rumors spread of a battle between she and record mogul Clive Davis over Kelly's upcoming album.
Now, Page Six is reporting that Clarkson has fired her manager.
KELLY Clarkson - the "American Idol" winner who was at war with Sony BMG boss Clive Davis over artistic control of her third album - has fired her manager, The Firm's Jeff Kwatinetz. "Kelly has clearly seen the light," laughed a Davis crony. Clarkson, who's sold 11 million records, has insisted on writing all the songs on her third album and spurned the tunes by other composers which Davis, "the man with the golden ears," was offering her. "Kwatinetz, a co-producer of Kelly's upcoming album, led her down the road of recording without the benefit of Clive Davis' magic and collaboration with hit-making songwriters," our source said. "Clive was trying to stop her from jumping off a cliff." Kwatinetz, who treated Clarkson like "a little sister," was said by a pal to be "shocked." "She's not happy, and she can't fire Clive, so she fired Jeff," said the source.
Let's hope this is just a minor reshuffling and not the beginning of Kelly's breakdown, shall we?