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Kelly Clarkson Sued By Management Company Alleging Breach of Contract, $5.4M in Unpaid Commissions

Starstruck Management Group is owned by Narvel Blackstock, father of Clarkson’s soon-to-be-ex-husband Brandon Blackstock.

Kelly Clarkson’s ex-father-in-law’s management company is suing the American Idol singer for allegedly breaking an oral agreement and is seeking to recoup commissions on “millions of dollars” worth of deals.

Narvel Blackstock, owner of Starstruck Management Group LLC, is suing Clarkson, 38, and her Face Face production company, according to the eight-page lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. Clarkson and Starstruck appeared to have a working relationship until this year, when the company accrued $3.3 million in estimated commissions, of which Clarkson has allegedly paid just $1.9 million. Starstruck claims that Clarkson still owes the company at least $5.4 million in commissions.

The lawsuit comes three months after Clarkson filed for divorce from Narvel’s son Brandon Blackstock. The couple married in 2013 and have two children.

According to the court filing, Narvel began

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Johnson lashes out at EU as he clears first hurdle for Brexit treaty breach

By Elizabeth Piper and William James

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lashed out at the European Union on Monday as he won initial approval for a plan to breach the Brexit treaty, saying the move was needed because the bloc had refused to take a “revolver off the table” in trade talks.

Johnson won the so-called second reading parliamentary vote on the Internal Market Bill 340 to 263. A wrecking amendment was defeated shortly beforehand, though more will follow as he faces a growing rebellion in his party.

The EU says Johnson’s bill would collapse trade talks and propel the United Kingdom towards a messy Brexit while former British leaders have warned that breaking the law is a step too far that undermines the country’s image.

Johnson, though, said it was essential to counter “absurd” threats from Brussels including that London put up trade barriers between Britain

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