Justin Guarini’s publicist was nice enough to send me a note telling me he is getting hitched this weekend to a gal he’s known since high school. To the left is a photo with Justin, Reina and his future stepdaughter Lola.
Here’s the press release:
Justin Guarini, 30, runner-up to Kelly Clarkson in Season One of “American Idol,” is getting married this Saturday, September 26th to his fiancee Reina Capodici, 27, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
The couple have know each other since high school but only started dating a few years ago.
Ms. Capodici has a four year old daughter, Lola, from a prior relationship.
They decided to get married in December of last year, when Justin was in Florida at Disney’s EPCOT Center filming his “hosting clips” for the “American Idol Experience” ride at the Orlando theme park.
The intimate family wedding will be held on a private estate along the Delaware River, not far from both their families’ homes in Pennsylvania.
Forgoing traditional wedding music, special arrangements by the Vitamin String Quartet, featuring artists like Radiohead, Paramore and Peter Gabriel will be performed.
A female minister from the Universal Church will preside over the ceremony, and the couple have written their own vows for the “spiritual” service.
Just the past weekend, Justin was covering the Red Carpet for TV Guide Channel’s Emmy Awards coverage. He also hosts “Idol Tonight” for the TV Guide Channel as well. In addition, Justin has been doing a sketch comedy show for www.sketchedouttv.com and this winter, Justin goes back into the studio to write and record his third CD.
-Despite losing airplay, Jordin Sparks’ “Battlefiled” edged up to No. 6 on the top 40 chart, which is where it will peak.
Daughtry’s single “No Surprise” peaked at No. 9 and is down to 12. Kelly Clarkson’s “Already Gone” moves up to No. 23 from 27 a week earlier, according to Mediabase 24/7. On the Hot AC chart, Daughtry’s song is at No. 2 (after peaking at No. 1). while David Cook’s “Come Back to Me” is at No. 12 after peaking at No. 6. Kelly’s song is at No. 16.
“Already Gone” is the top download of the week with 46K and 300K total.
On the country chart, Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova” is well on its way to No. 1. It’s at No. 12 now and should be in the top 10 within a few days. The single became available for download while the new Kris Allen single “Live Like We’re Dying” is out today on iTunes.
-Dierdre’s favorite Melinda Doolittle will be at Road Atlanta this Saturday for a charity event. Here’s the press release:
Melinda will be at the Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta (one of the biggest endurance races in the American Le Mans Series) to sing the national anthem and promote the “Miles To End Malaria” program, a partnership between Malaria No More and current ALMS leading team, Patrón Highcroft Racing.
Melinda will be a VIP guest of Patrón Highcroft Racing and Road Atlanta. She will take a lap around the track, sing the national anthem and join the Highcroft team in the pit lane for the race.
If I weren’t moving tomorrow, I’d consider going. Sounds like fun!