Justin and Kelly will tour together; movie is not about American Idol.

Justin and Kelly will tour together; movie is not about American Idol.
After the release of “From Justin to Kelly,” the movie’s stars and American Idol finalists Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson may tour together this summer. When the movie debuts in April, a CD featuring original songs by its two stars will also be released, followed later by Justin’s debut album. Then, “Guarini plans to spend the summer touring, possibly with … Kelly Clarkson,” MTV reports. Also, Kelly discusses the movie and the rumored relationship between her and her big-haired costar. The plot of the movie “has nothing to do with” the show, she tells MTV, and although they kiss once in the movie, she says “[w]e’re like brother and sister.”
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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.