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In this Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 photo, singer Kelly Clarkson and Brandon Blackstock arrive on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, for President Barack Obama's ceremonial swearing-in ceremony during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Clarkson and her music manager Blackstock have gotten married. Clarkson tweeted a photo Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in her wedding gown next to Blackstock. She wrote: "I'm officially Mrs. Blackstock." (AP Photo/Win McNamee, Pool, File)

What does Kelly Clarkson want for Christmas? "I want to be pregnant," the warbler said Wednesday on Valentine in the Morning, a show on Los Angeles' 104.3 MYfm (KBIG).

"I want babies!"

She's not wasting any time! She's only been married - to talent manager Brandon Blackstock - since Oct. 20! Kelly said Brandon is "excited about all the [baby-making] practice."  

As for parenting, Kelly gets to practice on Brandon's two kids from a previous marriage.

Savannah and Seth are "awesome," said Kelly. "I really lucked out with the whole kids situation. They're amazing."


Chris Brown faces his anger

Chris Brown, 24, still on probation for his 2009 felony assault of Rihanna, checked into rehab Tuesday night, two days after he was arrested in Washington for assault during a fight outside a club at the W Hotel that left a 20-year-old Maryland man with a broken nose, says CNN.

Under the terms of his probation, Brown's arrest could land him behind bars, which has led some gossipers to suggest the rehab stunt is a preemptive legal move.

Reportedly, he's there not for drugs but to face his problems with anger management.

"His goal is to gain focus and insight into his . . . behavior," said his rep, "enabling him to continue the pursuit of his life and his career from a healthier vantage point."


Katy Perry storms charts

Katy Perry's new LP, Prism, which features songs inspired by her 2011 divorce from Russell Brand, debuted this week at No. 1 on the Billboard album charts. It sold an impressive 286,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Pearl Jam's Lightning Bolt drops a rung to No. 2 with a limp weekly sales total of 46,000 units. Drake's Nothing Was the Same climbs one rung to No. 3 with 44,000.

Meanwhile, news of Lou Reed's death inspired folks to buy his records. They sold a combined 3,000 units last week, up 607 percent from less than 1,000 the week previous.


News to cherish

Kerry Washington, 36, who would clearly have fallen for yours truly had we ever met, is pregnant with her first child with San Francisco 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, 32. Unnamed Source tells Us Weekly the Scandal star is about four months into the ordeal. Kerry and Nnamdi tied the knot in a surprise, unexpected, and unanticipated wedding on June 24.

It was a dark day.


Too stupid for words

Real Housewives of Miami's Lisa Hochstein plans to sue costar Joanna Krupa for defamation because she didn't like what JK said about her on the series' reunion episode, says Life & Style. . . . A young, ostensibly randy young man named Justin Bieber, 19, dropped $7,000 on a Houston club stripper named Diamond, says In Touch Weekly. . . . Katharine McPhee didn't mean to hurt anyone by kissing her Smash director Michael Morris, who is married to another woman, her friends tell People. . . . Omarosa, reality TV's answer to Mother Teresa, told Bethenny Frankel on Wednesday that she, Bethenny, is mediocre and her talk show is a stinker. Gosh, thanks, O!


This column includes information from Inquirer wire services.