Chicagoan Jim Verraros to Sign Autographs on Saturday

Thu. July 26, 2007 12:00 AM

American Idol Alumnus Jim Verraros will sign autographs promoting the film "Eating Out 2"

Chicago, IL - First Season American Idol Finalist Jim Verraros is reprising his starring role of Kyle in the sequel Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds now available on DVD through Artiztical Entertainment. Verraros, who delighted audiences as the endearingly awkward underdog, returns in the comedy that has been making HUGE buzz across the country.

At 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, Verraros will join gay film icon Mink Stole and other cast members at Borders Lakeview Store, 2817 North Clark Street . The cast will be signing autographs and promoting the film.

In the first edition of "Eating Out," Verraros contributed three songs to the soundtrack, two of which can be heard on his debut album, Rollercoaster. In "Eating Out 2," he contributes another song, penned by him and producer Gabe Lopez. The song, "You Make It Better," a catchy pop-rocker, tells the story of finding love when you least expect it. The single will be released on July 17th via I-Tunes.

Verraros' follow-up to his debut album, Rollercoaster, is slated for a January 2008 release. He is currently writing and recording in Malibu, California alongside producers Gary Miller (Nick Lachey, Kylie Minogue) and John Porter (Los Lonely Boys).

Verraros won the hearts all across America as a featured performer on American Idol and the follow-up 2002 American Idols Live Tour and as Kyle in "Eating Out." Out Magazine's, Gary M. Kramer says, "Maybe it's damning with faint praise, but the adorable Jim Verraros (of American Idol fame) gives the film's best performance as a fourth side to this quirky love triangle." (Out Magazine, March 2005.)

Verraros is known for releasing music that features well-crafted, pop hooks similar to the recent work of Justin Timberlake. Verraros' voice would have you mistake him at times for a young George Michael. For more information, visit

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