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Quicky From Justin to Kelly Film Was Breeze

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The grind of Idol made film a breeze for Clarkson and Guarini:

    “From Justin to Kelly”, a 20th Century Fox movie musical about two students who fall in love on spring break in Miami, is set to open nationwide on June 20. The movie went from conception to completion in record time – about 2 1/2 months.

    Asked how the “American Idol” competition prepared them for making the film, Clarkson said, “By the time we got to the movie, it was a piece of cake.”

    “Yeah, it really was,” added Guarini, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “We had worked so hard. We had the big show, the touring, which was 30 shows in 40 days, and on our 10 off days.”

    He predicted the duo will be able “to do any TV show, any tour, any movie and any record from now on, because it will never, ever be like this again … There will never, ever be so much crammed into one time.” [AP]

I keep astonishing myself with the words – or keystrokes – that keep coming out of my mouth, but here goes another shocker.

I am DJing weddings again for the cold hard cash, so I have had to tune in to what’s going on in the world of Top 40. I have listened to straight CHR (across the board hits in rock, R&B, hip-hop, pop, AC, etc), and urban CHR (jammin’ hip-hop and R&B) and of course there is a lot of vulgar drivel, as always, but once you change your range of perception from “what would I like to listen to” to what would be catchy and drive people to the dancefloor at a party, there’s also plenty of fun stuff out there as well.

We saw Kelly Clarkson sing “Miss Independent” live on American Idol 2 when the record was released and I thought it was terrible. What was really terrible was her live performance, though, because it’s a great, edgy, even rocking R&B/rock/pop record with a charging, soaring chorus, which yet again shows how much production trickery goes into making most pop sound good – I didn’t even recognize the record as the same song until I heard a DJ mention Clarkson had debuted it on Idol.

I love that record – damn, it’s a weird world.

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Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted, Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.
  • Eric, you pop fan you!

  • Eric Olsen

    I another incarnation

  • Denise

    So this means there’s some sort of Ruben/Clay buddy movie in the works? Be afraid! Be very afraid!

    You gotta wonder which Frankie Avalon/Annette Funicello beach movie they ripped off for Kelly and Justin.

  • Eric Olsen

    All of them

  • I don’t care one bit about this particular movie, and I don’t plan to see it (though I’m intrigued by the notion that the producers manipulated Kelly’s hind end for the posters), but I like the idea that somebody is making silly movies quickly.

    It’s a refreshing change from the $200-budget epics, that’s all I’m saying.