Us Weekly reports that while both deny they are dating, ‘American Idol’ winner Kelly Clarkson and runner-up Justin Guarini were spotted holding hands at tony Horn boutique in Los Angeles. They also report that Kelly refers to Guarini as “Slow”, because the singer a little bit of a slowpoke getting checked out of the hotels and into the VIP SUV as they make the circuit promoting their debut movie ‘From Justin to Kelly’.
Fame Is Not Big Deal For Justin And Kelly
June 17, 2003 – ‘American Idol 1’ winner Kelly Clarkson and runner-up Justin Guarini spoke with the New York Daily News about becoming overnight stars, something they don’t seem to be taking too seriously. “Fame is a lot of smoke and mirrors,” says Guarini. “The one thing I’ve learned about fame is, it’s not that big of a deal. I don’t want to be ruled by it.” Kelly added, “We’re not here to impress the world. We’re here to have fun with our music and be ourselves.”
Justin Guarini Topped By Metallica, Luther & Joe Budden
June 16, 2003 – Contributed by elgato: Half of the numbers are in at HitsDailyDouble.com, and there looks to be a 3-way race for #1 on next week’s album charts. So far, Metallica, Luther Vandross, and Radiohead have all sold between 200,000 and 260,000 copies of their latest albums. They’ll probably end up moving around 400,000 copies once the rest of the numbers come in. Joe Budden looks to have a top 10 debut. So far, his latest album has sold 50,000 copies putting him near the #8 spot. He might break the 100,000 mark. It doesn’t look too good for Justin Guarini, however. His debut album has only moved 29,000 copies so far, and it might not crack the top 20. AI winner Kelly Clarkson’s album, which debuted at #1 and has been on the charts for weeks, will likely come in ahead of Guarini’s album on next week’s Billboard chart. The rest of the numbers come in tomorrow, and everyone’s current totals will likely double.