“Technically this is my first 9-to-5 job!” joked — the winner turned Grammy-winning pop star turned coach — during the first few minutes of her latest career venture, . The show itself opened with a ‘s rat-race anthem “9 to 5” with real women: Firefighters, mechanics, utility workers, policewomen and so on. And in the studio, Clarkson filled her audience with working women as well, “CEOs to homemakers,” she announced proudly. It was all in the service of reminding us that while today Kelly Clarkson lives the life of a wealthy celebrity, deep down she’s still a small-town girl who made good — and wants to give back.
The first episode of any daytime talk show is inevitably a little clunky. Hosts generally need to