If you caught TV Guide’s pre-Grammy Awards red carpet show, you may have seen a vaguely familiar face: Justin Guarini. And if you’re anything like the Zap2it staff, you found yourself wondering, “What is he doing here?” right after you figured out who he is.
Yes, Justin Guarini, the runner up to Kelly Clarkson in the first season of “American Idol,” is now hangin’ on the red carper Guarini was last relevant when he and Clarkson starred in the “Idol” franchise musical rom-com flop “From Justin To Kelly.” Since then, we haven’t heard much about him, except in the occasional outdated late night host’s joke.
Don’t call it a comeback! Guarini recently starred in Broadway’s “Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.” We imagine his hair was the root of their problems. Next up, he’ll be starring in Green Day’s Broadway bash “American Idiot,” taking over Michael Esper’s role as Will.