Kelly Clarkson Reveals Her Dream Talk Show Guest (Exclusive)
Kelly Clarkson is getting excited for her upcoming talk show!
ET's Nancy O'Dell caught up with the 36-year-old singer on the red carpet at the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday night, and she couldn't contain her excitement about all of the potential guests she hopes to have on her daytime talk show when it premieres in September.
"I'm calling in all favors," she quipped. "...It’s hard to get people on a first-time show... I never usually ask for favors 'cause it makes me feel awkward, but I’m totally going to."
As for who she'd like to interview, Clarkson named Reba McEntire, Steve Carell and her red carpet guest, Chevel Shepard, who won The Voicewhile on Clarkson's team.
"Reba is totally going to be on my show," she said of the 64-year-old country legend, who is her husband, Brandon Blackstock's, former stepmother.
Getting McEntire, the host of the ACM Awards, on her program should be easy, as she recently came out on stage at Clarkson's Nashville, Tennessee, concert.
"She came out and surprised [the crowd] in Nashville," Clarkson recalled. "She was trying to get away with, like, singing one song. And I was like, 'No.'"
As for Carell, Clarkson said she "better" get him on her show, and even referenced a hilarious line from his 2005 movie, The 40 Year Old Virgin.
"I just want to introduce him and yell his name," Clarkson joked, referencing a scene in the flick when Carell's character yells out Clarkson's name in pain as he's getting his chest waxed.
Clarkson previously called the line in the movie "hilarious," before finally meeting the actor at last year's Golden Globes, which she said was "one of my favorite moments of my life."
While she's definitely excited for her talk show, when ET's Kevin Frazier caught up with Clarkson earlier this month, she admitted to being "slightly terrified" about the whole thing.
"I'm like, 'God, I hope I don't let people down!'" she said. "But no, I'm pretty stoked about it. This whole tour that I just finished up, we did this whole live part during it and I did, I interviewed people here and there and have been working on my listening skills."
"It's going to be fun and also it's very serious," she continued. "In the pilot, we did a lot of serious conversations that I feel are important, especially as a mom."
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