Steve Harvey Loses One of His Fifty-’Leven Gigs to Kelly Clarkson

Steve Harvey appears during the 2017 Miss Universe Pageant at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Nov. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas.
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Whatever feelings you have about the Chicklet-toothed “relationship expert” who sold the Now & Later-colored Easter suit to your head deacon, you gotta give it to Steve Harvey—he’s a damn hard worker.

And perhaps the man who thought it was comedy gold to tell a Flint, Mich., resident to enjoy his “nice glass of brown water” can now take it slightly easier as one of the infinite numbers of jobs for which he is paid to be marginally funny has been jacked by singer Kelly Clarkson, according to reports.


Seriously, Steve Harvey’s daytime talk show, Steve, which has racked up seven seasons, has gone the way of his credibility after he met with Donald Trump last year. Word is that singer Clarkson will replace the drawling milk dud in a dozen major markets on NBC, snagging the coveted slot before The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the popular daytime vehicle and ratings winner.

The Hollywood Reporter says that the Clarkson series can be described as a “weekday brunch party” with guests who typically would never meet. The series arrives less than two months after Clarkson filmed the pilot.

Harvey should be ok financially though. He currently hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud, Little Big Shots and its spinoff Little Big Shots: Forever Young, Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, Showtime at the Apollo and since 2015, the Miss Universe pageant. And, according to a source that never existed, Steve might make even more money with an endorsement deal with Just For Men featuring his own signature line: Just For Men Who Want To Look Like Their Top Lip Is Trying To Signal Batman.

With a line up like that, as one editor here wryly remarked, “There is something to be said about having so many jobs that if you lose one, you’ll still be fine.”

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Angela Helm

Ms. Bronner Helm is a Contributing Editor at The Root. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.