This is part of a weekly series called “Pop Opinions” where The Lantern offers its take on the week’s pop culture news.
You May Now Kiss the Hazel-eyed Bride
Singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson will have to change the Miss to Mrs. Independent.
Clarkson married Brandon Blackstock, a talent manager, at the Blackberry Farm in the Great Smoky Mountains in Walland, Tenn., Sunday.
The “American Idol” star posted a wedding photo of Blackstock and her to Twitter Monday.
Originally the couple had planned a large wedding for sometime in October, but instead celebrated in a small ceremony in the presence of family and friends.
If there is any advice I could give to the happy couple, it is this: Don’t do a reality TV show documenting your married lives. It just doesn’t work, as evidenced in Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey’s “Newlyweds” and Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro’s “Till Death Do Us Part.”
Pauly D? More like Pauly Daddy
The Jersey shore is expanding its lineage in the best way possible.
TMZ reported Pauly D, whose full name is Paul DelVecchio, of MTV’s “The Jersey Shore” was announced to be the father of a 5-month-old girl Monday.
It was reported that the woman of the child met the reality TV star while he was DJ-ing in Las Vegas.
Because nothing is more wholesome than hooking up with random women in Vegas.
Pauly D told TMZ he is proud to be a father and that he is excited about starting a new part of his life.
TMZ also reported Wednesday sources close to Pauly D said he sees the mother of his child unfit to be a mother because she once worked at Hooters and has another child.
The two have filed custody over their child.
I’m not one to call the kettle black, but I’m pretty sure Pauly D is not in the position to determine what it means to be a parent with the reputation he brings to the table.
Let’s just hope the little girl stays away from the hair gel and bronzer.
Cee L-Oh-No-He-Didn’t Green
I guess singer-songwriter Cee Lo Green forgot to leave the E at home.
The “Forget You” singer, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, pleaded not guilty Monday to allegedly giving a woman he was on a date with the drug ecstasy last year.
Green was charged with furnishing a controlled substance and can face up to four years in prison.
Because of insufficient evidence about the woman’s intoxication levels, Green will not be charged for sexual assault. Blair Berk, Green’s attorney, said in statement that any encounters made between the woman and her client were consensual.
Look on the bright side, Mr. Green. If you are convicted, think of this as the opportunity for some new writing material for your upcoming, appropriately titled “Girl Power” album. And I’m sure prison won’t drive you too crazy.