From Reuters (via the WaPo):
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Kelly Clarkson beat out singers including Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow and Paul McCartney to become the first contestant from "American Idol" to win a Grammy on Wednesday but she failed to thank the wildly popular reality TV show that made her famous.
Clarkson thanked Jesus, God, the radio, her fans and her mother when she picked up Grammys for Best Pop Vocal Album and for Best Female Pop Vocal performance, but in two speeches she omitted any mention of "American Idol," which aired on Fox against the 48th annual Grammy Awards (CBS) for part of the night.
Apparently the fact that the show's producers own, in perpetuity, the unconditional rights to her "name, likeness (whether photographic or otherwise), voice, singing voice, personality, personal identification or personal experiences, my life story, biographical data, incidents, situations and events which heretofore occurred or hereafter occur" throughout the universe isn't enough for them. Apparently, Clarkson also has to get up there at the Grammys and thank her lifelong masters for all the money she's made for them.