Monthly Archives: September 2012
26 September, 2012: Justin Timberlake pose for a photo on the red carpet during the 39th Ryder Cup Gala, at the Akoo Theater in Rosemont, IL.
Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods shake hands on stage at the 2012 Ryder Cup Gala held at Akoo Theatre on Wednesday (September 26) in Rosemont, Ill.
The 31-year-old entertainer hosted the event and helped introduced the USA team ahead of the start of the tournament.
“I didn’t come here to bring ‘Sexyback’ to golf,” Justin said during the show. “Frankly, I have a bad back right now. We all know that’s what Davis Love, aka the Love man, does. Make sure to call him that when you see him.”
i know some of you cringe at the thought of him taking another movie role before more music, but hey at least he’s doing something…..right?
Justin Timberlake is negotiating to star in The Last Drop, a romance about a food critic for New York magazine who realizes his love of alcohol is getting in the way of a budding relationship. Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is directing the indie from the Black List screenplay
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While “Trouble With Curve” was manipulative dramatic drivel, the film wasn’t without its merits, most notably watching Justin Timberlake prove he’s got an easy onscreen charisma that hasn’t really been well served in any movie projects he’s done thus far outside of “The Social Network” and arguably “Bad Teacher” (though the Coens’ forthcoming “Inside Llewyn Davis” will likely change that). But the combination of a Black List scriptand a quality director could turn things around.
Timberlake is in talks to star in “The Last Drop,” with Peter Sollett attached to direct. Penned by Brandon and Phil Murphy, the story centers on a fully functioning alcoholic who works at New York magazine, who meets the girl of his dreams and soon discovers that there’s a lot more at stake than love if he doesn’t clean up his act. Um, it sounds almost like a variation on “Smashed” to a certain degree, but we suppose it will give Timberlake a shot at showing a bit more range beyond just being sexy and funny onscreen.
Sollet has been pretty quiet since “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” working for a while on Marvel‘s “Runaways” before the studio kiboshed it, and seemingly isn’t interested in that property at the moment. Last year he was linked to a romantic comedy with Anne Hathaway that hasn’t been heard from since, and earlier this month he landed the gig directing the gay rights drama “Freeheld” with Ellen Page to star. No word on which will roll first, but we presume financing will have a big part in that decision.
But if this stalls, the Murphys aren’t without options, and they have also recently finished a script about the making of the Rolling Stones‘ Exile On Main Street for a movie that was announced back in the spring. Clearly they have an affinity for characters going through chemical turmoil, so we’ll be watching this with some curiosity.
An Exclusive Peek at Justin Timberlake’s Stuff
When it comes to entertaining, few do it better than Justin Timberlake–onstage or off. It’s not just the sold-out world tours and big-budget movies, like the new film Trouble with the Curve with Clint Eastwood. We’re talking about Sunday barbecues during football season that feature quality eats (organic flatbread pizzas and pretzel-bite sandwiches from Greenleaf in Beverly Hills), an exceptional playlist (“I’ll go through a 25-song set of Gap Band and S.O.S. Band and Kool & the Gang, then bridge that into Radiohead and the Strokes,” he explains), and maybe a late-night burger delivery from an In-N-Out truck. Entertaining is so important to the 31-year-old that he recently founded the home furnishings line HomeMint with his interior designer, Estee Stanley, so you can bring his welcoming vibe into your own living room. And when you do, we suggest the following method for keeping guests happy: “Make sure everyone has enough to eat–and booze on.” As for those cocktails, one of his go-tos is a Pepino. “Every time I’ve been photographed at a Lakers game it’s with a Coors Light in my hand,” he says, laughing. “But I’m a big fan of tequila.” Here’s how to make one at home. –Mickey Rapkin
Sketched on July 29, 2012, on location in San Juan, Puerto Rico (Credit: Christopher Testani)
What’s the key to being a great host?Justin Timberlake: The key to good hosting is to make sure everyone has enough to eat–and booze on. In my house, we tend to host Sunday barbecues, which is convenient in football season. Everybody can do chips and dips. But a good friend of ours, Jon Rollo–one of the founders of Greenleaf in L.A.–will send over pretzel bite sandwiches and flatbread pizzas. He’ll send over fennel salads. Don’t get me wrong: I can never turn guacamole down. But this is a healthy alternative to loading your face with cans of Rotel.
What’s your go-to drink to cool down? JT: Every time I’ve been photographed at a Lakers Game it’s with a Coors Light in my hand. But I pick my cocktails based on the seasons. In the colder weather I tend to drink whiskey cocktails. In the warmer months, I’m a big fan of tequila, obviously. You can do a Paloma–with tequila and grapefruit juice. But my go-to is a Pepino. It’s cucumber, tequila, pineapple juice, and Grand Marnier. It’s a BBQ cocktail. I’m into beer cocktails, too. I had a beer cocktail the other day: honey wheat ale, micro-brewed with blueberries. And then they serve half a shot of Woodford Reserve with it. You get the carbonation from the beer and this smokey thing from the bourbon, offset by the blueberry, which is sweet. Perfect flavors mixed into one. I only had one cocktail, which was really smart–I wanted to be able to walk out of the restaurant.
You were born in Memphis. If you’re entertaining there, where’s the food coming from? JT: Gus’s Fried Chicken is one of my favorites. But I’ll mention a BBQ place you’d have to search to find. It’s called The Store on the Hill, and it’s literally a convenience store on the hill. It’s family-owned, and tucked away in the country, and the owner smokes a bunch of different pork shoulders every day. You can get a tub of pulled pork and a tub of baked beans and a tub of cole slaw and take it home to entertain 20 people. It’s home-smoked BBQ. But the place itself? It looks like that scene in the movie where someone is going to be brutally harmed. Someone’s about to say, “Goodnight.”
What’s the strategy for music when you’re having people over? JT: We’re pretty chill at my house. We stay away from the EDM–electronic dance music–until the sun goes down. I try to keep the debauchery to a minimum until then. Music is the eternal mood shifter. I’ll go through a 25-song set of Gap Band and SOS Band and Kool and the Gang–a good, funk-soul set–then you can bridge that into Radiohead, The Strokes. I find that classic rock seems to work really well, although that may sound cliché. My mixes run the gamut from Radiohead to Kanye to Steve Miller Band to Dylan.
BA‘s Exclusive Look at Timberlake’s HomeMint October Collection!
What is HomeMint? It’s a new online shop for furniture, kitchen and tabletop items, and other home decor goods–and it’s curated by Timberlake and his interior designer Estee Stanley. For their October collection, Timberlake and Stanley actually designed some products along with the help of New Jersey-based ceramicist Barbara Eigen–and we got an exclusive look.
“Trouble with the Curve” follows an ailing baseball scout (Clint Eastwood) who takes his daughter (Amy Adams) on one final recruiting trip. Directed by first timer Robert Lorenz, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake also star as fellow scouts.
This is Eastwood’s first on-screen appearance since 2008’s “Gran Torino”, but the man has not lost a step. While he basically growls all his lines and literally looks like a skeleton, he still delivers a likeable performance as Gus, a scout for the Atlanta Braves, who is losing his eyesight. He also proves in one scene that he is still a tough guy, as he breaks a beer bottle and threatens to beat up a man half his age if he gets near his daughter, played by the lovely Amy Adams, ever again.
Speaking of Adams, she plays Gus’ daughter, Mickey (named after Mickey Mantle) and you can tell the relationship between her and her father is strained to say the least. Despite being in a hunt for a partnership at her law firm, she follows her dad to North Carolina to scout what some are calling “the next Albert Pujols”. Adams is at the top of her game here (no baseball pun intended) and an Academy Award nomination wouldn’t be too much out of the question. She is witty and charming all at the same time and she also has some emotional deliveries, too. The chemistry between Adams and Eastwood as well as with Timberlake is really well done, and it is fun to watch.
What is holding “Curve” back from being a great sports film, however, are the side plots. I really didn’t care about Timberlake’s crush on Adams, and there is one little surprise at the end that the filmmakers inserted in simply to kind of make you hate the film’s antagonist (Matthew Lillard, who plays a younger scout who relies on computers) even more.
“Trouble with the Curve” is not a homerun like last year’s “Moneyball” (baseball pun intended), and despite showing flashes of that film, I don’t think it ever tried. “Curve” has exhilarating moments of what goes behind the scenes in baseball drafts, as well as a few funny one liners, mostly about Eastwood’s age or sarcastic remarks by Timberlake. You can tell that the actors had a fun time making this movie and that the filmmakers really care about the game of baseball, and that fun and love rubs off onto the audience. It is not a homerun, but “Curve” is a solid hit up the middle.
Justin Timberlake will be a great husband to Jessica Biel because he’s just going to be himself, says his former ‘N Sync bandmate Joey Fatone.
“Not much is going to change. He’s a great dude, and he’s very focused on what he does and everything else, and I’m sure this will bring out the best,” Fatone, 35, told PEOPLE Thursday as he brought daughters Briahna and Kloey to see Batman Live in Los Angeles.
Timberlake and Biel know each other so well, Fatone adds, that they’re destined to stay together.
“He’s been with her for a long time, so it’s basically a piece of paper,” he said. “That’s what me and my wife [Kelly Baldwin] were like, and we’ve been together over 18 years now.”
Asked what advice he’d give Timberlake, who recently enjoyed a bachelor party in Las Vegas and Mexico, Fatone replied: “Just enjoy life, because it goes by way too fast. Look, I have an 11-year-old and a 2-year-old, and that just shows how quickly it goes.”
This isn’t the first time Fatone has offered Timberlake some life tips.
Last winter, following the couple’s engagement, Fatone suggested, “It’s the communication that really needs to drive that relationship,” and advised them to “keep it happy, light and fun.”
Fatone, of course, is in the midst of his own exciting drama – the all-star season of Dancing with the Stars. On that score, so far so good, he says.
“I feel great, and my stamina has been better than I expected, and it’s been a blast so far,” said Fatone. “I was sad to see Pamela [Anderson] go, I really was, because we really are all genuinely pulling for each other, believe it or not.”
Joining the biggest names in Golf, Justin Timberlake helped host the 2012 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremonies on Thursday afternoon (September 27).
The 31-year-old performer used his talents to recite a poem titled “Golf,” which was accompanied by the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Justin began with, “I appreciate this poem because it’s a player’s love letter to the sport that we all love most.”
Timberlake continued to serenade the crowd with the words of Randy Sabados by reading, “How does one speak about the game of golf? A game of so many emotions, both highs and lows.”
MEDINAH, IL – SEPTEMBER 25: Hollywood star Justin Timberlake watches a tee shot during the 2012 Ryder Cup Captains & Celebrity Scramble at Medinah Country Golf Club on September 25, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois.
Man, he’s probably the sexiest golfer!!!
Excuse the cringeworthy SexyBack puns, but they’re irresistible. Justin Timberlake’s trying to bring Myspace back with a sleek and sexy new look.
A video preview of a redesign to the beleagured social network — prominently featuring the singer and trying to channel his popularity — was published on Myspace’s website Tuesday. Timberlake is one of the principle financial backers of the group that purchased Myspace from News Corp. in 2011.
So what does the new Myspace look like? Not unlike Pinterest, based on our perusal: Posts are laid out in the gridded format that emphasizes large photo icons. Users can scroll through these posts horizontally, in contrast to the vertical scroll format used by many popular social networks.
Here’s an example of a personal stream, where icons link to photos, videos or songs:
“[W]e’re staying true to our roots in one important way — empowering people to express themselves however they want,” the message accompanying the video at Myspace reads. “So whether you’re a musician, photographer, filmmaker, designer or just a dedicated fan, we’d love for you to be a part of our brand new community.”
Artists, in particular musicians, were among the first to pioneer the social network before it reached wide popularity — and among the last to stay after Facebook overtook Myspace in unique visitors in 2008.
Image-heavy pages similar to the one above exist to showcase personal playlists, upcoming concerts and trending music news. There’s even a nifty analytics page that lets those making films or music see the gender, age and geographic breakdowns of their audiences.
The business model that emerges is apparently this: Create the beautiful, image-heavy hub for musicians and other artists, and they’ll share their work there like fashionistas and home-decor enthusiasts share on Pintererst. And in turn, music fans will follow.
Will it work? It’s impossible to say, especially since we haven’t used the site ourselves, but Justin Timberlake and co. can look to one encouraging statistic: According to Forbes, 60 percent of Myspace members in 2012 said they stay on the site in hopes of getting discovered.
Today, Myspace hopes more musicians rediscover it.
hahaha so Justin and the guys were photographed playing volley ball during their mini vaca for Justin’s Bachelor Party, and when they noticed they decided to give the paps something to watch… their asses. Justin didn’t show skin…. he probably thought ” oh shit better not do that, because then woj is going to show my ass ” lol jk