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After a rousing medley of her greatest hits last year, Kelly Clarkson revealed to “The Ralphie Show” that producers of the “American Music Awards” have asked her back to perform this year.

“I want to perform,” Clarkson said. “We’re trying to figure out what we’re going to do because I’m dropping a Christmas album so we’re just trying to figure out how that’s going to work out.”

The “Idol” winner’s first ever holiday LP, Wrapped In Red, hit shelves October 29. The AMAs take place November 24.

“I don’t know what we’re going to end up doing,” Clarkson added. “I should be there doing something so, we’re figuring that out this week.”

The “Miss Independent” singer is working on plotting a number of different events on personal and professional levels, from pending nuptials with fiancé Brandon Blackstock to the possible release of two more albums next year.

“We have almost a full pop album, and then also we have a ton of country stuff for the country album as well,” Clarkson explained. “We’re trying to figure out a game plan for that because there’s a lot going on.”

That might be a bit of an understatement. Clarkson is also still looking to collaborate with someone for the pop album; she already has the song and needs a partner to complete the duet. I suggested Miguel, who Clarkson heaped high praise on last year at The GRAMMYS. The “Adorn” star told me in May that he would love to hop in the studio with her.

“He has that kind of voice that can sing anything,” Clarkson said regarding the possibility of linking with Miguel. “My label loved me. I didn’t realize he was on my label!”

The fact that the two share a home in RCA Records could make the duet even more of a possibility. The only “pop” act that the singer has ever worked with is fellow “Idol” alum Chris Daughtry. Besides him, Clarkson has only shared a song with country acts, including her fiance’s stepmom on the new Christmas LP.

“There’s so many cool moments on (the album) but I will say, recording in the studio with Reba (McEntire) and Trisha Yearwood for ‘Silent Night,’ Clarkson responded when asked about the song she enjoyed the most from the forthcoming album. “That was pretty fricken cool. That was a total dream come true from my youth.”

On the outset, it looks like Khyati Shah simply locked up an attorney and changed her story with a big pay day insight.


“Now she’s not okay, she’s got head trauma, head injuries… what are my fellow lawyers doing!” joked HLN TV contributor and New York attorney Joey Jackson on “The Ralphie Show.” Shah told Billboard backstage at the magazine’s award show last month that she was fine following the accident. Singer Miguel missed the stage while jumping over a pit of fans and landed on Shah’s head.

Her attorney, Vip Bhola, told TMZ that his client may have brain damage. All kidding aside, Jackson doesn’t necessarily doubt the story.

“There may be times when you are traumatized and you don’t know it,” the lawyer explained. “When you have brain injuries, you later consult a professional. You go to the doctor and they say, ‘Wait a minute. There’s something significant here.’”

But there’s another side to the coin, no pun intended.

“Miguel’s a deep pocket. He’s successful. He’s got some cash, and they’re looking to cash in,” Jackson speculated on another possible motive for the new wave of reports that have returned this story to the headlines. “What the facts are? What the truth is? That’s ultimately going to be for a jury to decide, if it moves forward and it goes that far.”

From a legal perspective, Jackson also mentioned the assumption of liability, which falls in Miguel’s favor.

“People who are at concerts assume a certain risk,” he said. “It’s sort of like being at a baseball game and getting hit with a ball. Can you sue the player? No.”

Leave it to Miguel to bring a new meaning to the term, “Don’t hate the player, hate the game.” We may find out sooner rather than later if the legal system agrees.

In an interview taped after Miguel finished his rehearsal for the now-infamous Billboard Music Awards performance of “Adorn,” the crooner may have inadvertently previewed the reason he’d become a viral-sensation.

“I think the point is to kind of make an impact,” Miguel said of his mindset when he conceptualizes an award-show performance. “Whether it’s on tour, or it’s for a live performance, it’s almost like, ‘What can we do that we haven’t seen before?’ Or something interesting, or if it’s gonna make people think, or kind of wake them up, yunno? And make an impact, that’s our biggest goal.”

Literally and figuratively, the singer made an impact when he attempted to leap over a pit of fans and land on another platform of the stage. Miguel’s timing was a bit off, and he instead landed on a fan. No one was injured, although you could say he also checked off “wake them up” off the list.


Back in February, Miguel’s performance at The GRAMMYs made more of a figurative impact on Kelly Clarkson, who used her award acceptance speech to fawn of the R&B singer’s talents.

“I hope so, if she can find some time for me,” Miguel said of the prospects of a duet between him and the “Idol” winner. “It is just the hugest compliment. I’m looking forward to that time when we can get in the studio and hopefully create some great music.”

The “Lotus Flower Bomb” singer recently hopped in the studio with Mariah Carey for their collaboration, “#Beautiful.”

“Personally, (the collaboration) is life-changing,” he said. “Just working with Mariah Carey is a huge, huge honor. It was really tough; I’ll be honest with you. She can be very distracting, she’s a beautiful woman.”

Miguel hinted that it wasn’t a foregone conclusion that he would be on the final version of the song, saying that he was happy Carey “was keen on keeping me on the record.” He also credits “M.C.” with adding the pound sign in front of “Beautiful” on the title.

“For this song it was particularly fitting, only because the word that comes before beautiful (in the song) is an expletive that I can’t say,” he explained. “But pound happens to be the perfect symbol for the song. I’ll be honest with you, that was Mariah’s genius.”

This is a track off Mimi’s forthcoming album, due out this summer. The music video will premiere Wednesday night on “American Idol.” I wonder if Nicki Minaj will offer her two cents on it?