A few months ago the celebrity-sartorial-industrial-magazine complex started conspiring to make us forget that celebrities are all worthless repugnant cokeheads. There is no other way to explain Katherine Heigl, Angelina Jolie, more famous black people than we thought were, you know, "allowed" to be famous and Kelly Clarkson gracing our magazine stands on the very month we actually have time to read magazines. So yeah, Kelly is on the cover of the 'Elle' music issue. Perhaps you were aware of the Jezebel editorial board's opinion about Kelly?

"My label wanted me to sing 'Never Again,'" she says. "And I was like, To promote yourself on a charity event is beyond crass. People are starving and dying and I'm up there singing some bitter pop song? And believe me, everyone wanted me to sing it. Because they are jaded and they have no soul. Imagine sitting in a room full of people totally against you. Can't they hear themselves speaking? Capitalize on AIDS? Are you kidding? Insulting an entire nation of people? I just refused."Instead, she sang Griffin's "Up to the Mountain," a folkie spiritual that left many listeners in tears.

After the jump, more reasons we forgive her for saying "Wake up and smell the Folgers."

  • "I don't mind sucking, as long as it is my decision."
  • "I sang 'Vision of Love' at this dessert theater. I remember being onstage and this old guy came up to me afterward. It was someone's grandpa. And he told me, 'You have a very touching voice. You are meant to be a singer.' And I was like, Cool, if I can move someone enough to have them come tell me that. Wow.
  • "Love is something you work at. It doesn't come easily. There are going to be bad days. You are going to have to work at loving someone when they are being an idiot.

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So yeah, the outfit she is wearing in this picture costs $10,560. And she deserves all of it.

Rebel Yell [Elle]