Kelly Clarkson electrified the crowd at an invite-only VIP benefit concert hosted by Tupperware (yes--the burpable plastic food container peeps) at Manhattan's High Line Ballroom Wednesday night, all to celebrate the company's Chain of Confidence program to empower women and girls, with proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In the house--and rockin' to the music--were hottie DJ Beverly Bond, Aimee David (designer of the uber-cool Queen of E.vil fash label), members of the Glen Cove and Kips Bay Boys & Girls Clubs, plus Oscar-nominee Gabourey Sidibe, "Gossip GIrl's" Kelly Rutherford, "Arrested Development's" Alia Shawkat and R&B songstress Deborah Cox.
"It takes a lotta confidence to do this," said Clarkson. "It takes a lotta confidence just to be a girl in this world."
Yep, if you haven't noticed, the Tupp's gone hip & trendy, enlisting sexy celebs--Jane Krakowski, say, or Ashanti (who, as it turns out, is a Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club alum)--to host or attend modern-day, city-chick Tupperware parties. And now they've got Clarkson, who commanded the stage for an hour, singing her hits and talking up the importance of building self-esteem for women and young girls.
Tupperware has taken up that cause--and you, too, can help. Check out Tupp's new Facebook page--that's facebook.com/chainofconfidence--and for every person who visits and then LIKES the page, Tupp' will donate $1 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Pretty simple. They've also got tees emblazoned with their "Confide + Conquer" mantra (screenprinted or in sparkly crystals), and scarves (look for one in our upcoming scarves feature in Newsday on June 6). Proceeds from both the tees and scarves (designed by Aimee David) also benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs.
"Myyyyy liiiiiife would suck without you," Clarkson sang, and while that big hit of hers is a plantive love song, I couldn't help but wonder if on this night she was maybe thinking of those little plastic containers....