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Updated Feb 20, 2013 - 8:30 am

DISH: Kelly Clarkson slams Clive Davis

In this Dec. 16, 2012 file photo, Kelly Clarkson performs at VH1 Divas at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Kelly Clarkson's No. 1 hit, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," is nominated for record of the year at Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2013. The song is also up for song of the year and best pop solo performance, and her fifth album, "Stronger," is nominated for best pop vocal album.

Kelly Clarkson is striking back at music industry legend Clive Davis, who divulges the source of long-festering acrimony with the American Idol season one winner in his new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life.

In his book, out Tuesday, Davis revisits the infamous feud with the singer over her third album, My December, and takes shots at Clarkson for hysterics over recording one of her biggest hits.

Clarkson took to her Whosay account Tuesday to set the record straight, declaring that she refuses "to be bullied".

The first inaccuracy, Clarkson says, is that she shed tears when recording Since U Been Gone.

"First, he says I burst into 'hysterical sobbing' in his office when he demanded 'Since U Been Gone' be on my album. Not true at all. His stories and songs are mixed up. I did want more guitars added to the original demo, and Clive did not. [My team] fought for the bigger sound and we prevailed and I couldn't be more proud of the life of that song. I resent him dampening that song in any way."

The tears came, she insists, when discussing Because of You, a song she wrote that Davis did not want on the album.

Because of You ended up being one of Clarkson's most successful singles from Breakaway.

Clarkson says:

"I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called Because of You. I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a 'sh*tty writer' who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me. He continued on about how the song didn't rhyme and how I should just shut up and sing. This was devastating coming from a man who I, as a young girl, considered a musical hero and was so honored to work with. But I continued to fight for the song and the label relented. And it became a worldwide hit. He didn't include that in the book."

Toy Story 4 not happening?

Sources say Toy Story 4 is not happening.

There have been some long-running rumors about a TS4, but Pixar the Disney-owned studio behind the first three Toy Story films now says that nothing is happening with Toy Story 4 at the moment.

Pixar has a full slate of films coming up, including this year's Monsters University (a Monsters Inc. prequel), 2014's The Good Dinosaur, 2015's Inside Out and even a planned sequel to Finding Nemo in 2016.

The studio typically spends a few years making its films, as the animation process takes longer than shooting live-action.

Is Catfish fake?

Hold on to your gills another reality show could be partially faked. Shocking, ain't it?

According to, certain aspects of MTV's Catfish are fake. The show, based on the movie of the same name, is about online relationships between two strangers who may or may not be lying to each other.

Every episode begins with Nev Schulman reading an email from somebody who wants to meet an online love interest.

According to, the catfishee (the person who is sending the email) doesn't initiate contact, it's the person who is the catfisher who reached out to MTV almost always.

A cast member from the serious anonymously told, "You know how they said that [the catfishee] had reached out to them? I don't know why they put that in there because it's not even true. It was actually me that reached out to them."

Other phony allegations include the show had participants agree to meet in person prior to filming and Schulman's calls and research.

Mario Lopez expecting a second child!

The X Factor host Mario Lopez has a second child on the way.

He announced the news on his show Extra by bringing his two-year-old daughter Gia in front of the camera and revealing that her shirt bore the words "Big Sister Gia." The baby is due in late summer.

Michael Pena to star in fox drama thriller The List.

End of Watch star Michael Pena has booked the leading role in Fox's drama thriller pilot The List.

The pilot centers on a U.S. Marshal Dan Soto as he leads the hunt for the person who stole "the list" a file with the identities of every member of the Federal Witness Security Program after people in the program start getting killed.

Downton Abbey finale rises to record 8.2 million viewers.

PBS continues to grow its Downton Abbey audience.

Sunday's season three finale, originally broadcast in the UK as the 2012 Christmas special, pulled in 8.2 million viewers.

That's a 50 improvement from last February's 5.4 million finale and a jump of 300,000 from January's season opener.

Scarlett Johansson engaged to boyfriend?

It seems as though Scarlett Johansson isn't completely off the market just yet.

Although the actress is in a relationship with French journalist Romain Dauriac, the duo aren't planning to walk down the aisle together any time soon, regardless of the giant ring on that finger.

Johansson's rep confirms that the star is not engaged.

Walking Dead Actress to guest on Law & Order: SVU.

Lauren Cohan is going from The Walking Dead to Law & Order: SVU.

The actress who plays Maggie on Dead will guest star in drama's "legitimate rape" episode.

During the episode, set for late March, Cohan will play Avery Jordan, a popular sports reporter who accuses her cameraman of raping her.

When she learns she's pregnant from the encounter, she opts to keep the baby. The role of the cameraman has yet to be cast.

The episode will focus on the "legitimate rape" controversy that erupted during the 2012 election when Senate nominee Todd Akin said that pregnancy rarely occurs as the result of what he called "legitimate rape."Akin later issued an apology for his remarks.

Steve Carell to appear on Pawn Stars.

Steve Carell will return to the small screen for a segment on History Channel's popular reality series Pawn Stars.

He'll be seen looking around the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, drawing the attention of Rick, Old Man, Corey, and Chumlee, and negotiating with Rick over an item that he's interested in buying.

Carell, who along with his daughter is a Pawn Stars fan, also filmed a promotional tie-in ad for a movie that will be seen during Pawn Stars' March 11 episode (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone).

In the integrated ad, Rick needs help assessing the value of a magician costume so he calls in an "expert," who is revealed to be Carell. Carell's movie comes out March 15.

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