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Idols on the big screen

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Idols on the big screen

In August, Katharine McPhee (The House Bunny) and Kevin Covais (College) became the latest American Idol finalists to hit the movies. But even Randy Jackson would agree the track record is iffy.

FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY (2003)
Kelly Clarkson & Justin Guarini (Season 1)
Camp devotees claim this schlocky musical as an overlooked masterpiece. They can keep it.
WAY OFF PITCH

EATING OUT (2005)
Jim Verraros (Season 1)
He doesn’t sing a note, but Verraros makes enough bad puns in this bawdy gay comedy to leave your ears ringing.
JUST A’IGHT

THE GOSPEL (2005)
Tamyra Gray (Season 1)
Gray’s camera-ready charm and rousing voice help her pull off her role as a feisty gospel choir soloist — not exactly a stretch. A’IGHT

SEX AND THE CITY (2008)
Jennifer Hudson (Season 3)
As Carrie’s label-loving personal assistant, Hudson brings youthful energy — not to mention a little diversity — to the cast.
A’IGHT

DREAMGIRLS (2006)
Jennifer Hudson (Season 3)
Hudson’s portrayal of the troubled Effie moved audiences to tears and won over judges even harsher than Simon: the Academy.
DA BOMB!

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