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Maybe you’ve seen every film and television nominee from this year’s Golden Globe Awards candidates. Or maybe you haven’t seen any of them. Either way, the entertainment began well before the first seal was cracked on any envelope announcing a winner during the Jan. 7 telecast, thanks to Kelly Clarkson.

It seems like all of Kelly’s fans, including us, can agree that one of the things we love most about Ms. Sassypants is her complete and blatant honesty that comes with a double shot of humor. And as Kelly stopped to speak with Ryan Seacrest of “E! Live” on the red carpet at the Globes, it all came spilling out—honesty and hilarity.

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Like most of the women at this year’s show, Kelly was dressed in black, sporting a gorgeous off-the-shoulder gown with gold embellishments, a basque waist and a full bouffant skirt. After speaking with Ryan about her newest album, “Meaning of Life,” and daughter River Rose’s love of “Wonder Woman,” she faced the ominous descent back down the stairs to the red carpet. Ryan, being the consummate gentleman, offered his arm to Kelly to help out, and she graciously accepted.

And then …

… Meryl Streep.

Kelly spotted the film legend and every bit of cool that she possesses went right out the window as she turned away from the iconic actress as if her star was simply too bright to view with the naked eye.

“That’s Meryl. That’s Meryl. That’s Meryl Streep,” she told Ryan, who replied, “My heart just dropped, I thought you fell.” Then, in typically precious Kelly fashion, she embraced the discomfort and spoke to Meryl saying, “Oh my gosh, can I meet you? Can I meet you? I’m such a fan!” As she stepped down the staircase, she could be heard saying, “I’ve adored you since I was eight! Can I give you a hug?”

Of course, Meryl was gracious and dear, hugging Kelly and kissing her cheek, and we were reminded once again that even celebrities can be fans, too.

Just like us.

That wasn’t all for Kelly, though.

Stopping later to speak to Kit Hoover and Scott Evans of “Access Hollywood Live,” Kelly was once again thrilled to see another favorite, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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After begging the hosts, “Don’t, don’t, don’t,” Kelly looked shocked when Catherine embraced the singer-songwriter and then exclaimed, “I’m a huge fan!”

Of course, the compliments were volleyed back-and-forth like a tennis ball across a net as the mutual admirers expressed their enthusiasm, not just for meeting each other, but for their respective projects—movies and music.

Kelly was attending the Golden Globes as a presenter, but was also celebrating her nomination in the upcoming Grammy Awards in the “Best Pop Solo Performance” category for “Love So Soft.”

Congratulations Kelly, and thanks for keeping it real.

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Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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