You asked for him, you got it! Jim Verraros is back and as fabulous as usual. He’s working on a new album, has two new movie roles in the works and his hilarious gay teen movie "Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds" is out on DVD.
Back when nobody knew who Kelly Clarkson or Simon Cowell were, Jim Verraros made history as the first openly gay contestant to make it to the top 10 finalists on the first season of American Idol. He was part of the fun and chemistry that made the show a hit during it’s first season at a time when only FOX would take a chance on a prime-time singing contest.
Jim’s been busy as a little bee working on his new album with Kyle Minogue’s record producer Gary Miller. We talk with Jim about the process of creating his album and we also have an exclusive preview of his music.
Is this photo of Chris Richardson and Blake Lewis for real? Probably not, but they sure look right together. They say they’re going to tour this summer after the American Idol tour is done. Aren’t they cute? Jim had to do American Idol all by his lonesome, although RJ Helton (from the same show) came out last year.
What’s it like being openly gay and on American Idol from day one?
We don’t know what to make about American Idol odd-ball/reject Ian Benardo. We’re not sure if he has the William Hung factor, but he’s certainly hilarious. Be sure to check out his atonal rendition of “Gloria” on his notorious audition for American Idol. If you are so inclined you can buy his new CD Gloria. Make sure you at least check it out. You won’t be disappointed. We love putting Jim and Ian together to see what craziness comes down.
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