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Monthly Archives: July 2012
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Before her press tour for Total Recall commenced, Jessica Biel spent some quality time in Puerto Rico with husband-to-be Justin Timberlake.
“I was visiting my fiance there,” Biel, 30, said on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno July 25, finally acknowledging their engagement. (Us Weekly first broke the news in January.) “He’s shooting a film there. So I’m vacationing. I’m having the best time of my life. It’s fantastic.”
While Timberlake, 31, filmed scenes for Runner, Runner with Ben Affleck, 39, Biel swam, laid out on the beach and went scuba diving. “I got an advanced certification because I love, love scuba diving,” she explained. “You can go around 100 feet and a little bit deeper. You learn how to use a compass underwater in case you get lost.”
Being underwater felt heavenly, according to Biel. “When you’re down there it’s so peaceful. No one’s talking to you, no one’s bothering you. It’s just you and the fishes.”
The brunette beauty was spotted in Hollywood on Thursday donning black skinnies, an orange sweater, lace-up heels and her newest accessory: a gold nameplate necklace featuring her fiancé’s name.
Biel isn’t the first famous lady to make such a public proclamation of her love. After stepping out with Kanye West, Kim Kardashian sported “KW” earrings in honor of her beau. And Selena Gomez has famously worn a “J” ring as a subtle nod to her boyfriend, Justin Bieber.
On one hand, they are just people in love and you wouldn’t think it was weird if your best friend wore something similar. But on the other, they’re already celebrities, so do they really have to rub in the fact that they’re dating someone just as rich and fabulous as they are? Eh, probably not.
Clint Eastwood is back. To acting, anyway. Or, to be more precise, to acting and not directing. For the first time since 1993′s In the Line of Fire, Eastwood is not behind the camera (though he is producing) but in front of the camera for the baseball scout drama Trouble with the Curve. Instead, the directing duties are being handled by first-time helmer Robert Lorenz, Eastwood’s longtime producing partner. Trouble With the Curve stars Eastwood as an aging Atlanta Braves scout with vision problems named Gus, who recruits his daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) to be his eyes for a recruiting trip.
“He gets his chance to prove whether he still has value as a scout—and as a dad,” Lorenz told Entertainment Weekly. “They’re having trouble communicating. They always have, and now they’ve come to a point in the relationship where it’s either going to change or it’s not. He needs a little help, and she decides it’s worth the effort.” EW has also released some first-look photos from the project, which co-stars Justin Timberlake as a rival scout who respects Gus, and soon finds that he has feelings for his daughter as well.
As evidenced in the photo, Timberlake’s Johnny and Eastwood’s Gus bond in the movie, with Johnny stepping in to help Mickey resolve her relationship with her father. “At every moment she’s ready to throw it in, Justin’s character is there to sort of remind her of the value of continuing to pursue their relationship,” said Lorenz.
Co-starring in the movie is John Goodman as Gus’ boss Pete, who urges Mickey to help her father on his scouting trip. “He recognizes that Gus is at risk of losing his job,” Lorenz explained. “There are younger people at the organization who think it’s time for new blood. Gus is old school, and they want to move him out.”
Written by newcomer Randy Brown, Trouble With the Curve co-stars Matthew Lillard (The Descendants) as a younger Braves recruiter who disagrees with Eastwood and provides the catalyst for Gus to take his daughter on the scouting trip.
(CNN) – Singer, actor and entrepreneur Justin Timberlake can add a new title to that list: National golf team ambassador.The PGA of America announced the 31-year-old will serve as the first U.S. team ambassador.
Timberlake will make his debut at the 39th annual Ryder Cup in September in Illinois.Teams of the best golfers from the U.S. and Europe compete in the event every two years.
Justin Timberlake has taken to Twitter to offer his prayers for the victims and families of those involved in the shootings which took place at a midnight screening of the new Batman film The Dark Knight Rises in Colarado this week.
The ‘What Goes Around’ singer is among a great number of celebrities and musicians who have delivered messages on their social network platforms in the past couple of days.”So saddened to hear of the tragic theatre shooting last night in Aurora, Colorado. Sending my prayers to the victims and their families ,” he tweeted.
In the years since News Corp. bought it, the name “MySpace” has become a synonym for a certain type of epic freefall, the kind that can only happen in the frictionless atmosphere of the internet. When something so big plunges so far so fast, it generates a lot of downward momentum. Anyone who tries to reverse its trajectory risks getting pulled down with it.
But what if MySpace wasn’t really a disaster in the first place? Or, rather, what if there was a substantial success concealed within the failure, one that could form the nucleus of a healthy new business?
That’s the view of brothers Chris and Tim Vanderhook. A year ago, their ad network, Specific Media, bought MySpace from News Corp. for the fire-sale price of $35 million. Their partner in the deal was singer/actor Justin Timberlake.
Investing in tech companies is quite the fashion now for young entertainers, but Timberlake’s no mere digital dilettante. Nor is his presence a publicity stunt. His role is to help MySpace rediscover what the Vanderhooks say ought to have been its core mission all along: connecting musicians to their fans.
Musical artists were among the first to flock to MySpace, and they were the last loyalists to stick around when most casual users had moved on to Facebook and Twitter. “If you think about the MySpace brand, to the average consumer it was negative, but to the artist community it was positive,” says Tim, Specific Media’s CEO. “They need MySpace to succeed.”
Musicians only soured on MySpace after a relaunch in October 2010 that took away a lot of the functionality they relied on to promote their music and touring to their fans. “They ended up alienating who their core was,” says Tim.
Still, the orientation lingers. When Specific Media surveyed the site’s remaining registered users last year to find out what they were hoping to get out of Myspace, 60% said they were there in hopes of getting discovered.
The Vanderhooks approached the idea of buying MySpace with a vague idea of refocusing it around music. They approached Timberlake — “We knew we needed a third leg of the stool,” says Tim — who convinced them that they key was to win back artists by giving them a platform from which they could run their businesses and manage their brands.
The new MySpace is just that. It’s not a social network per se but a socially-powered venue wherein music fans can experience artists through every facet of their output — music, videos, photos, profiles, social feeds, live events and ticket sales. “MySpace is the only site in the world where you can get everything an artist does if you’re interested in that artist,” says Chris. “To do all those things would probably take you 30 different properties.”
In essence, MySpace is going from being a Facebook also-ran to being a more comprehensive Spotify alternative. In fact, its music catalog, at 42 million songs, is more than twice as large as Spotify’s. “It’s the world’s largest library of music,” says Chris. “It dwarfs anybody else’s.” (To be fair, the bulk of the difference consists of long-tail stuff from unsigned and unknown artists.)
After a year of rebuilding both the site’s front-end and back-end, the new site is almost ready for its public debut. “We had to take a billion dollars’ worth of technology investment and trash it” because of unfixable problems such as slow page load times, says Tim.
An employee-only beta period is now under way. Later this year, it will open up to artists, followed by the public.
Even now, with the site still showing its News Corp.-era face, MySpace’s tighter focus is starting to show results, say the Vanderhooks. After shedding audience at the rate of 3 million unique users a month for two straight years, it has stabilized at 30 million uniques and begun slowly climbing back up.
Would progress be faster if MySpace didn’t have that troublesome name weighing it down? The brothers say no. They never considered changing it. “Why would I have bought it if I were going to change the game?” asks Tim.
“We believe in the brand,” says Chris. “We’re not into positive territory yet, but we’re starting to notch it toward neutral.”
yay finally some beach shots!
Shirtless Justin Timberlake and fiancée Jessica Biel let loose on a quiet beach in Puerto Rico on Sunday. The couple soaked up the sun and played a game of paddle ball in the sand. Justin and Jessica enjoyed their downtime on the island during a break from Justin’s work on Runner, Runner with Ben Affleck. – popsugar
The PGA of America announced this morning that entertainer Justin Timberlake will serve as the first Team Ambassador for the United States during Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club in September.
“As Captain, I’m very excited to have Justin [Timberlake] on board as an Ambassador for the U.S. team,” said U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III. “He’s a true champion for our sport, and I’ve been very impressed with his commitment to growing golf and sharing his passion with others. He genuinely loves the game. I know golf fans are going to embrace his participation and share in his excitement for the Ryder Cup.”
Timberlake, an avid golfer, seems a natural fit for such a position.
“Golf has been a lifelong passion of mine – whether I’m out playing the game, working on the course at Mirimichi or sharing my love for the sport with others,” Timberlake said. “There is no greater stage for the sport than the Ryder Cup, and I’m proud to be an Ambassador for the U.S. Ryder Cup team and take part in such a time-honored event.
“It’s going to be a special week for golf fans around the world, me the most.”
The PGA of America is pleased to announce that Justin Timberlake will serve as the first-ever Team Ambassador for the United States during the 39th Ryder Cup at historic Medinah (Ill.) Country Club. The 39th Ryder Cup, the first to be conducted in Illinois, will take place Sept. 25-30.
In this new Ambassador role, Timberlake will appear at the Ryder Cup Gala on Sept. 26 at the Akoo Theatre in Rosemont, Ill., as well as Ryder Cup Opening Ceremonies on Sept. 27 at Medinah Country Club.
“The Ryder Cup continues to generate incredible excitement as September approaches, and Justin Timberlake’s involvement is an added bonus for one of the most highly anticipated sporting events in the world,” said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. “The Ryder Cup is truly a global event, and Justin [Timberlake] is a household name internationally. As someone who is passionate about golf, he’s the perfect fit to be a Team Ambassador, and The PGA of America is proud to have his support for the 2012 Ryder Cup.”
“As Captain, I’m very excited to have Justin [Timberlake] on board as an Ambassador for the U.S. team,” said 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III. “He’s a true champion for our sport, and I’ve been very impressed with his commitment to growing golf and sharing his passion with others. He genuinely loves the game. I know golf fans are going to embrace his participation and share in his excitement for the Ryder Cup.”
Timberlake said he was thrilled to have the opportunity to experience the Ryder Cup firsthand and lend his support to the U.S. team.
“Golf has been a lifelong passion of mine – whether I’m out playing the game, working on the course at Mirimichi or sharing my love for the sport with others,” Timberlake said. “There is no greater stage for the sport than the Ryder Cup, and I’m proud to be an Ambassador for the U.S. Ryder Cup team and take part in such a time-honored event. It’s going to be a special week for golf fans around the world, me the most.”
For more information about the 2012 Ryder Cup activities, visit www.RyderCup.com .
About the 2012 Ryder CupThe Ryder Cup, among the last great professional sporting events where winning, and not prize money, is its own reward, spans 38 competitions over 84 years. The competition was born in 1927, when enterprising English seed merchant Samuel Ryder commissioned the casting of a gold trophy that bears his name. The U.S. Team defeated Great Britain, 9½ to 2½, in the inaugural matches in Worcester, Mass. The Ryder Cup, recognized as the pre-eminent international team event in golf, has since expanded to involve the finest players of Europe. The United States has posted 25 victories, Great Britain/Europe has won 11 times, and there have been two ties. Europe currently has possession of the Ryder Cup trophy, thanks to a thrilling 14½-13½ victory over the United States in October 2010 in Wales. The 39th Ryder Cup will be held Sept. 25-30 at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club.
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About The PGA of AmericaSince its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public’s interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.