Kelly Clarkson by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com
My boss is no Clive turkey. That's the gist of a statement posted by Kelly Clarkson to her fansite, in the wake of media coverage casting the wholesome American Idol in an unflattering light. "There has been quite a bit of controversy surrounding [my new album]... much of which has focused on a supposed feud with my record label, in particular, Clive Davis," Kelly writes. "I want to set the record straight by saying that I want my band, my advisors, those close to me and my record label to be one big, tightly knit family. [We] will disagree and argue sometimes, but, in the end, it's respect and admiration that will keep us together."

Most recently, Kelly seemingly dissed Davis by deeming him "80" years old and thus out of touch with her audience. Clarkson calls press accounts "blown out of proportion" and "taken out of context," saying, "I'm well aware that Clive is one of the great record men of all time. He has been a key advisor and an important force in my success to date.... I really regret how this has turned out and I apologize to those whom I have done disservice.... I love music, and I love the people I am blessed to work with." Not loved, though? The guy she takes to task in "Never Again."