Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper were on Pat Sajak Weekend earlier tonight where they revealed that ‘From Justin to Kelly’, the new film starring Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson of ‘American Idol’, isn’t being screened for film critics. They say normally that means the film is terrible, and the movie houses shut out reviewers to avoid negative publicity.
Justin Guarini & Kelly Clarkson Perform On ABC’s GMA
Justin Guarini Glad He Was ‘Idol’ Runner-Up
June 14, 2003 – As Justin releases his first album, the ‘American Idol 1’ runner-up tells the Associated press that he’s glad he came in second during last summer’s talent search TV show. “Being the runner-up on ‘American Idol’ was a blessing because I didn’t have to sing ‘A Moment Like This’,” he explained. “Which I could not sing and which the show proved I could not sing. Because I tried to hack that thing out and it just wasn’t happening for me.”
‘American Idol’ Duo Hits The Big Screen
June 12, 2003 – Extra spoke with ‘From Justin to Kelly’ stars Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson ahead of the film’s release next week. Asked if she liked seeing herself on the big screen, Clarkson said, “Oh it was not cool at all. I didn’t like it. I was sinking down in my seat.” Justin says his post-‘American Idol’ fame has allowed himself to splurge on his parents. “I put my parents on salary and am kind of in the process of paying off their mortgage,” he revealed.
Justin Guarini Is ‘Very Excited’ About Album Debut
June 12, 2003 – Justin stopped by Extra studios to talk about his long awaited self-titled album, which was released on Tuesday. Guarini says, “This is a little overwhelming. It’s like I worked so hard for the past year and now this is coming. I’m very excited.” He also answered the “is he dating Kelly Clarkson” question yet again. Video has since been removed.
Justin Guarini Gets ‘Eclectic’ On Debut
June 11, 2003 – MTV News caught up with Justin to ask about his solo self-titled debut, which was released Tuesday (June 10). “One of my goals was to make this an eclectic album, just really appeal to a wide audience,” Guarini said. “I never want to alienate ballads – people love ballads – but I definitely want to really dig my heels into the up-tempo stuff, and this is the beginning of that.” Read more.