Star magazine reports that while ‘American Idol’ stars Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini are playing the part of pals in public, behind the cameras, things have turned ugly. “Justin used to love Kelly, but now he’s filled with nothing but disdain for her,” a pal of Guarini’s revealed. Another source told the tabloid, “Kelly says Justin can’t handle her success. He’s jealous of her platinum-selling album, ‘Thankful’. She wanted to stay friends, but it seems he couldn’t handle it.” Their recent public appearances promoting ‘From Justin to Kelly’ have been “absolute torture”, according to a source.
‘From Justin To Kelly’ Easily The Worst Beach Movie Ever
June 22, 2003 – Jack Matthews of the New York Daily News reviewed ‘From Justin To Kelly’, giving the Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson starring debut zero stars. He called the film “Dreadful. Possibly the worst pro acting debuts I’ve ever seen.” He added, “But that distracts from the film itself, which is more than awful, more than dreadful, and easily the worst beach movie ever made.”
No Time For ‘Living History’
June 22, 2003 – Us Weekly asked several stars, including ‘American Idol’ stars Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson whether they planned on reading Hillary Clinton’s new book ‘Living History.’ Justin responded, “No… I’m too busy working and touring. But I wish her all the best.” Kelly said, “There are so many books out now that I’d love to read, but my schedule is just too busy.”
‘From Justin To Kelly’ Barely Qualifies As A Movie
June 22, 2003 – Christopher Kelly of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reviewed ‘From Justin to Kelly’, giving the film 1 1/2 stars. Responding to Kelly’s claims that critics wouldn’t like the film, Kelly said, “Well, guess what, Clarkson is right. It’s not a movie for critics. Except I’m not sure it’s for ‘the fans,’ either. Unless Clarkson is using the term in the colloquial sense, to mean ‘people who have no standards whatsoever and will happily fritter away 82 minutes of their lives watching a humorless, pointless, artless would-be musical/comedy’.”
Kelly Clarkson Isn’t Familiar With ‘Hulk’
June 22, 2003 – Kelly’s debut ‘From Justin to Kelly’ opened this weekend along with ‘Hulk’, and the ‘American Idol’ winner tells Launch.com she isn’t too aware of her box office competition. “I think I’m the only one on the planet that has never seen anything about the Hulk,” Clarkson admitted. “I have no idea what that is.”
Craig Kilborn’s ‘From Justin To Kelly’ Review
June 20, 2003 – Craig Kilborn joked about Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson’s movie debut during his Late Late Show monologue on Thursday, “I just watched the new ‘American Idol’ movie, ‘From Justin to Kelly,’ and here’s my review – from theaters to rental!”
Kelly Clarkson Phones Into WBLI
June 19, 2003 – Kelly phoned into the Steve & Maria show on WBLI in Long Island earlier today. She talked about the new film ‘From Justin to Kelly’, why it isn’t being screened for film critics, and reports that she’s dating Justin Guarini. Kelly says she’ll be doing some state fairs this summer, she’ll then head on a European promo tour, then she’ll do a big tour this fall. Kelly is honored to be part of the July 4th Macy’s Parade.
The interview audio at wbli.com has since been removed.