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Craig Brewer is in talks to direct MGM’s reboot of “The Idolmaker” with Justin Timberlake, Hawk Koch and Gene Kirkwood producing.
The original film, released in 1980, starred Ray Sharkey as a mercenary music promoter who takes on two boys with the intent of turning them into teen idols. The story was based on the life of the life of rock promoter and manager Bob Marcucci, who discovered and promoted Frankie Avalon and Fabian.
Marucci served as a technical advisor and Taylor Hackford directed “The Idolmaker,” which was the feature film debut for Peter Gallagher, Joe Pantoliano, and Paul Land.
“The Idolmaker” was one of the MGM library projects that were put into development in 2011 after the storied studio went through a pre-packaged bankruptcy in late 2010. It also began working at that point on reboots of “RoboCop,” which was released through Sony last month, and “Poltergeist,” due to be released next eyar through Fox.
Brewer’s credits include “Hustle and Flow,” “Black Snake Moan” and 2011′s reboot of “Footloose.”
Reports emerged last summer that Timberlake had come on board to produce “The Idolmaker.” He also been attached to produce and star “Spinning Gold,” a biopic about record exec Neil Bogart, for several years.
Koch and Kirkwod were producers on the original. Koch served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2012-13; Kirkwood’s credits include “Rocky.”
Brewer is repped by WME and his attorney is Carlos Goodman.
Jimmy Fallon brings the historic “Tonight Show” franchise back to New York City with a star-studded first week (February 17-21) of guests on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”
The lineup for the premiere week will include:
Monday, Feb. 17: Guest Will Smith and musical guest U2.
Tuesday, Feb. 18: Guests Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig and musical guest Lady Gaga.
Wednesday, Feb. 19: Guest Bradley Cooper and musical guest Tim McGraw.
Thursday, Feb. 20: Guests First Lady Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell and musical guest Arcade Fire.
Friday, Feb. 21: Guest Justin Timberlake.
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” launches following The Olympics at midnight February 17-20, with the February 21 telecast to air in its regular 11:35 p.m. ET/PT timeslot.
From Universal Television and Broadway Video, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Josh Lieb. Gavin Purcell produces. “The Tonight Show” tapes before a live studio audience from the newly renovated Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center.
WHILE Leo DiCaprio takes the plaudits for his stellar performance in the Wolf Of Wall Street, Justin Timberlake’s turn as a less extreme Jordan Belfort in the making has gone a little under the radar.
But in Runner Runner, where the singer/actor/icon plays Richie Furst, JT again demonstrates a remarkable flair for character acting.
In fact, while DiCaprio’s Belfort is a caricature of a man spinning into oblivion in a world of overblown success, Timberlake’s Furst fights his battles in an altogether more real-world setting.
Furst is the former Wall Street type who finds himself at Princeton studying for a masters, desperate to find the cash to pay for his course.
He tries to do so via online poker but loses big, then realises he’s been cheated and sets off for the Costa Rica headquarters of the website in question to confront owner Ben Affleck, who ends up employing him.
For Timberlake, it’s another chance to show there’s more to him than a pretty face and falsetto voice and he clearly enjoys himself in the role. But he admits Furst is a million miles away from his own nature.
The thrill is clearly exploring a different side of being creative – on camera rather than in the recording studio – even though he often ends up giving tips on the score.
He said: “Although there are many similarities in the process of making movies versus making music, you’re playing a character.
“I don’t think you necessarily want it to say anything about you as a person. I find things in myself that are like the character that I’m playing, to ground it.
“Playing a character, being the most visual of all, that’s what I think moviegoers relate to.
“The most I can do is find what’s relative about me, inject it into the character and then create all the physicality. And you start from the inside out.
“At least that’s what I do. And I hope that the character means people feel they can relate to that character, in some shape or form.
“But at the end of the day, that’s what’s amazingly fun about making movies. You get to be someone else. Even if you are injecting so much of yourself into it.
“With music, I find it to be just creative writing.
“There are similarities, so you do find something about yourself that you feel is relative to what you’re writing about.
“You have to speak from a perspective. And you have to create a character from a perspective. So they’re alike in that way.
“I’m making movies but I couldn’t tell you why I’m getting hired. I know, for me, I just really enjoy the process and I always have. I’ve enjoyed the process of being on camera, being behind the camera, being involved in creating what is going to be the film.
“That could mean helping rewrite lines or making suggestions about the score, which I’ve done numerous times.
“If you meet enough people in the business you start to just collaborate. And they ask you your opinion on certain things like that.”
Justin enjoyed playing a bad guy, too, someone out for themselves in every way. For the Goody Two-Shoes former Disney poster boy, it’s no wonder crossing to the dark side appealed.
He added: “I think it’s the same reason that, in some shape or form, you love Al Capone. We love to watch guys who can beat the system.
“I think that you can give someone a system and that they can say, ‘OK, well, here’s what I’m gonna do. Here’s A, B and C’. And that’s what everybody does.
“And then you have that one guy who says, ‘Well, I’m gonna do D. I’m just gonna create my own, for myself’.
“I think that with a lot of men, especially me growing up, I idolised that type of thing.
“What we’re talking about relates to the generation behind me. I think that trickles down each time.
“I don’t think the modern man thinks about reinventing the wheel. They think about reinventing the whole car and all four wheels.”
Justin has been working in showbiz for most of his life and so has a wealth of experience, despite his relatively young age, 32.
So his approach to work, whether on a movie, an album or anything else is to put in the hours to prep and get it right.
And he worries that work ethic is disappearing among kids today.
“I do have experience and I got experienced at a very young age,” he added.
“No disrespect to the generation beneath me or behind me but they are a ‘do everything fast, not do the work’ type of generation.
“I come from a background that is, like, you do show up at practice, you do the work. I think a lot of people from the same class, guys that I respect immensely, that are the same age as me, like Ryan Gosling, do the work.
“But I think he was taught that as well. I think that’s part of our generation, to achieve, because you actually did all the work. Not because something was given to you.
“So I don’t mind being the underdog, I enjoy that. In fact, I’m probably more comfortable in that position.
“I think it’s probably because I was just trained and trained and trained at a very young age to show up at practice, figuratively speaking – using an athlete analogy.
“You show up and do the work, to go back and study – to watch your favourite actors if you want to be an actor, to see your favourite singers if you want to be a singer. To learn how people write songs.”
While he is hugely successful and wealthy, Justin insists he is far from driven by financial reward.
“I’m the wrong guy to ask about any of that. I’m so happy with the things I have,” he said.
“I’m happy to live. I’m the guy who’s happy to live anywhere if it means I get to do what I love to do.
“Too much of anything is a bad thing. Good or bad. It’s also the road to hell, paved with good intentions.
“I think we’re breeding a generation of smarter people. I think there’s a lot of things that, for instance, a four-year-old with an iPad in their hands can learn much quicker.
“I do think that but I don’t think that it means they shouldn’t learn how to write in cursive.
“I think you have to find a balance between all of it, hopefully the idea that we should all strive for. It’s part of what’s happening.
“I couldn’t tell you what’s good and bad about it. I’m not talking about the generation behind me as if it’s a negative thing. I just think, it is what it is.
“In some ways, I’m envious of that. In some ways I’m proud. I know that the things that I can rely on, that I do, are because I’ve got my 10,000 hours in.”
When it comes to his career, Justin insists it’s vital to take chances, to put himself under pressure and in uncomfortable situations.
He added: “I would find that I’m pretty analytical and I wouldn’t call myself a gambler too much.
“But I do think at some point, sometimes, you just have to do extraordinary things.
“Sometimes you just have to make people feel uncomfortable. Even yourself.
“You have to put yourself in positions where you’re a little uncomfortable because you have to step up and do something that you haven’t done before. And I’m up for it. Most of the time.
“I think anyone who says, ‘I don’t want to ever be uncomfortable in my decision making’, only ever wants to do things they know they can do.”
The past 12 months have made one thing clear: 2013 was the year of Justin Timberlake. I know what you’re thinking: What about Jennifer Lawrence and Miley Cyrus and Benedict Cumberbatch? Sorry folks — it was all JT. The ex-‘NSYNC band-member-turned-solo-artist and actor ruled 2013 with his release of The 20/20 Experience Part 1 & Part 2, his boy band’s (all too brief) reunion at the MTV Video Music Awards, and his Golden Globe nod for his work on the Coen Brothers’ musical biopic Inside Llewyn Davis. So yeah, this was a big year for our favorite Southern gentleman, JT. (Let’s forget that awkward minute when he starred in Runner, Runner, shall we?) And his Golden Globe nomination for “Please Mr. Kennedy” only means one thing: Justin Timberlake is one step closer to successfully accomplishing the EGOG.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the EGOG (Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Golden Globe) is the selective sibling of the ever-elusive EGOT (Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony). The two titles are the grand slams of entertainment and they’re rare, especially for someone whose primary title is singer-songwriter and fabulous dancer. Timberlake is halfway to accomplishing the EGOG as he enters the 2013-14 awards season — he’s already racked up four Emmy awards for his epic turns on Saturday Night Live and six Grammy Awards (and he’s currently nominated and in place to win more). But his Globes nomination is the first for the multi-talented performer and the fact that Inside Llewyn Davis’ soundtrack is one of the best of 2013, combined with the hilarity of the song itself, might be the perfect recipe for a win. And even if he doesn’t win there, the song could definitely get a nod when the Oscar nominees are announced on Jan. 16.
So what can Timberlake do to ensure a golden awards season? Well, perhaps one of these five tips will help the Golden Globe nominee.
TIP NO. 1: CHARM THE ACADEMY
Because everyone knows that when you turn on the charm (á la J. Law and Sandra Bullock), you immediately become an Academy darling. And it’s no secret that Justin Timberlake has more charm in one of his fingernails than 3/4 of the population combined.
TIP NO. 2: STAY CLASSY
Class goes a long way in Hollywood, and JT’s got a hell of a lot of it. I’d list all of Hollywood A-list award winners that are paragons of class, but that’d be a really long list. But look at this guy in a suit and tie! Eat your heart out, Daniel Day-Lewis.
TIP NO. 3: MAKE ‘EM LAUGH
Like Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor advised us in Singin’ In The Rain, humor really is the best way to make the people love you. (Hello George Clooney!) And JT’s really good at it — he’s got the SNL resumé to prove it.
TIP NO. 4: DON’T BE EMBARRASSED ABOUT RUNNER, RUNNER
You’re just better at comedies, JT, and now you know it for sure. So don’t be embarrassed about Runner, Runner and its epic flop because it will all be okay. Look at how many terrible movies Sandra Bullock had to make before she won her Oscar for The Blind Side (and look at how Clooney’s Batman & Robin nipples became a focal point of his golden year in 2006) — it happens to everyone, so learn from it, and joke about it.
TIP NO. 5: BE YOUR RADIANT, BEAUTIFUL SELF
Every minute of every hour of every day until awards season is over, and then you can rest peacefully while cradling the last two statues to complete your EGOG tenderly against your chest. Because, at the risk of sounding shallow, that smile could simultaneously light up a room and melt our frozen hearts while those baby blues bring us to our knees — and I can bet there’s at least a few people on the voting committees who’ll feel the same way as well.
So, in conclusion, we’re throwing our support behind Justin Timberlake for the EGOG in 2014 because it’s totally within his reach. And we can only hope he’d celebrate like this (or at least make a joke about it in the green room afterwards)…
Justin Timberlake, so often shuttling between movies and music, for once didn’t have to choose.
In the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” Timberlake plays a supporting role as a cheery, sweater-wearing 1960s folk musician. But he also collaborated with producer T Bone Burnett on the movie’s memorable period songs and helped shape the film’s most unforgettable and comic tune, “Please Mr. Kennedy.”
“It’s the first time that I’ve gotten to kind of do a lot of things that I love to do at the same time,” Timberlake said in a recent interview by phone from the road, where he’s on tour. “It will always be a milestone for me to get to write, sing, act and bring it all together.”
For the multitasking Timberlake (Burnett calls him “a quadruple threat”), the film was a rare chance to combine his talents: a Coen playground staked out between worlds Timberlake usually navigates separately. Some fans and media seem to want him to pick a side: musician or actor.
“I don’t even know what I am, man,” he chuckles.
The various Timberlakes are uniquely on display at the moment. “Inside Llewyn Davis” opened nationally Friday. He’s in the midst of touring “The 20/20 Experience,” his Grammy-nominated return to music after a spell in movies like “The Social Network.” And this weekend, he was the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live,” where the former Mouseketeer first revealed his comedy chops.
The folk revival music of “Inside Llewyn Davis” is quite a distance from Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie” or “My Love,” but Burnett doesn’t think much of genre divisions.
“He’s from Memphis, says Burnett. “He’s an R&B singer, basically. But he’s got a beautiful voice and he’s got incredible tone and he can sing anything he wants to. A song is a song.”
“Inside Llewyn Davis” is about a struggling and bitter folk musician (the title character, played by Oscar Isaac) in 1961 Greenwich Village, the cusp of Bob Dylan’s arrival. Timberlake plays a friend of his with a rosier outlook and less concerns with selling-out. The movie is filled with full performances of songs, all but one of which were recorded live.
Work on the film began with the music: “We found the characters through the type of music they did,” says Timberlake.
Timberlake went to Burnett’s Los Angeles home to work on “Please Mr. Kennedy.” The song, whose chorus goes “Please Mr. Kennedy, don’t shoot me into outer-space,” is the comedic high point of the film, and one of the strangest songs that will ever be credited to Timberlake (along with Burnett and the Coens). The premise, Burnett says, was astronaut John Glenn having second thoughts.
The song is roughly based on “Please Mr. Kennedy,” a 1962 novelty song by the Goldcoast Singers that pleads to the president not to be shipped off to Vietnam. It went through several other different iterations through the 60s. (Because the song is based on previously recorded material, it’s ineligible for an Academy Award.)
“There was a novelty song and then there was a parody of the novelty song,” says Burnett. “Then there was another parody of the novelty song. Now we’ve done a rewrite on a take-off of a parody of a novelty song.”
While working on the song with Burnett, Timberlake wanted to get his own guitar, so the two stopped into a music shop in San Fernando Valley. Burnett says Timberlake “put some sex into it, put some swing into it.”
“I just started strumming these chords and strumming in a way that we felt was almost like (the Beach Boys’) “Surfin’ Safari” or a Coasters tune,” says Timberlake. “It was just one of those things where when the punch lines fit in with the melody so good. We kind of just wrote the song in the back of this guitar shop.”
When the song was later recorded in the studio and on film, the silliness grew. Though “Please Mr. Kennedy” becomes a hit in the film, it’s everything Llewyn detests about music. It’s a pop music hell for him; he’s just there for some quick cash.
With Timberlake and Isaac (a proficient musician, himself) on guitar, they’re joined by Adam Driver (“Girls”) who, in a cowboy hat, adds some of the more ridiculous harmonies. (“Adam Driver is a deeply courageous actor,” says Burnett.) Ethan Coen, in particular, pushed them to add quirks like a repeated “pah- pah- pah-” before the “please.”
Molded by Burnett, Timberlake, the Coen brothers, Isaac and Driver, the song may very well be one of the most absurd collections of talent for a recording. It’s also a hit. Moviegoers and critics have raved about “Please Mr. Kennedy” since the film first debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
But the unusual group of musicians, actors and filmmakers was perfectly suited to Timberlake. He also jumped in to sing bass on the a cappella “Auld Triangle” with the Punch Brothers and Marcus Mumford. It was a surreal swirl of music and moviemaking. The Coens, says Timberlake, are “the equivalent of Dylan in the film industry.”
“We just all jammed together for a couple weeks,” says Timberlake. “So you felt like this counter-culture collective.”
“I don’t like rules of `well, this is what you do, or this is the picture frame you’re supposed to live in,’” he says. “You just never know what might come out of trying everything.”
Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience’ leads the year-end Top Billboard 200 Albums chart, the first time a solo male artist has crowned the tally since 2005. That year, 50 Cent’s “The Massacre” (on Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records) claimed the prize.
‘The 20/20 Experience’ (RCA) debuted at No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200, selling 968,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. At press time, it remains the largest single sales week of the year for an album, and reigns as the year’s best-selling title. It spent three weeks at No. 1 and was followed by sequel ‘The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2),’ which debuted at No. 1 on the Oct. 19 chart.
‘The 20/20 Experience’ spent 18 non-consecutive weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart (all during the chart year). The album spun-off the singles “Suit & Tie,” featuring Jay Z (a No. 3 hit on the Billboard Hot 100), “Mirrors” (No. 2) and “Pusher Love Girl” (No. 64).
Timberlake’s No. 1 placing follows two years where Adele’s ’21′ ruled the roost. The English singer’s XL/Columbia set marked the first release to go back to back as the year’s top album since 1983 and 1984, when Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ (Epic) was No. 1. While she may not be No. 1, Adele is still present on the year-end tally. “21″ is, coincidentally, No. 21 on Top Billboard 200 Albums.
As for Timberlake, this is his first turn at No. 1 on the year-end Top Billboard 200 Albums as a solo artist. As a member of ‘N Sync, he was No. 1 in 2000 with “No Strings Attached” (Jive).
At No. 2 on the year-end Top Billboard 200 Albums is Taylor Swift’s 2012 release ‘Red’ (Big Machine/BMLG), followed by One Direction’s ‘Take Me Home’ (No. 3, Syco/Columbia), Mars’ ‘Unorthodox Jukebox’ and Mumford & Sons’ ‘Babel’ (No. 5, Gentleman of the Road/Glassnote).
Billboard’s year-end Billboard 200 is based on chart performance during the chart year that began with last year’s Dec. 1 chart and ended with the Nov. 30, 2013, tally.
The Comfy Cow has created two new flavors in honor of Justin Timberlake’s December 15th concert at the KFC Yum! Center: Breakfast on Beale St. and Sweet Southern Morning. The Comfy Cow is giving you the chance to win tickets to the concert by visiting one of their three area locations, voting on which is your favorite flavor, and showing up at their Just in Time Celebration on Saturday from 3-5pm at their Frankfort Avenue location to see if your name is called! See more details about the drawing here.
The two flavors, however, look well worth visiting The Comfy Cow to try (as if you needed a reason.) The Comfy Cow’s website elaborates:
Breakfast on Beale Street has chunks of bacon, layers of cinnamon maple French toast cake bites, and fresh blueberry compote with maple syrup and a hint of nutmeg. Inspired by Memphis’s jazzy Beale Street (Justin Timberlake is from Memphis) the ice cream tastes like “French toast topped with blueberries and a side of bacon.”
Sweet Southern Nights actually has some of JT’s own Tequila 901, in it, along with blackberry lime buttermilk biscuit chunks, and blackberries cooked with lime zest and tequila.
Whichever flavor wins will be featured at The Comfy Cow for a month (at least!) so go vote for your favorite and register for a chance to win those tickets!
Justin Timberlake’s song from “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Taylor Swift’s track from “One Chance” and Coldplay’s closing credits tune from “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” received nominations for the 71st annual Golden Globes on Thursday.
Timberlake’s “Please Mr. Kennedy,” Swift’s “Sweeter Than Fiction” and Coldplay’s “Atlas” will go up against U2′s “Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and the Idina Menzel showcase “Let It Go” from the animated Disney film “Frozen.”
One pop music figure, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, received a nomination in the score category. His work for “All is Lost” goes up against newcomer Steven Price’s “Gravity”, John Williams’ “The Book Thief,” Hans Zimmer’s “12 Years a Slave” and Alex Heffes’ “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”
Best actor in a mini-series or TV movie was three-fifths music-related: Michael Douglas, who portrays Liberace, and Matt Damon were nominated for “Behind the Candelabra” and Al Pacino is up for his leading role in “Phil Spector.” Both films aired on HBO.
Among the other nominations for music-related work in film and TV were a best actor in a comedy or music nom for Oscar Isaac who portrays the folksinger Llewyn Davis in the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis”; Hayden Panettiere is up for supporting actress in a series, mini-series or TV movie for her role in ABC’s “Nashville”; “Behind the Candelabra” is up for best movie or TV mini-series and “Inside Llewyn Davis” is nominated for best motion picture, musical or comedy. Jared Leto, who has focused on his alt-rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars in recent years, is up for supporting actor in a motion picture, for “Dallas Buyers Club.”
The Golden Globes are determined by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of journalists who write for publications outside the U.S. Awards will be handed out Jan. 12.
Best Original Song — Motion Picture
- “Atlas”, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Music by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion // Lyrics by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
- “Let It Go”, Frozen
Music by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez // Lyrics by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez
- “Ordinary Love”, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Music by: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Brian Burton // Lyrics by: Bono
- “Please Mr Kennedy”, Inside Llewyn Davis
Music by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen // Lyrics by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
- “Sweeter Than Fiction”, One Chance
Music by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff // Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff
Best Original Song — Motion Picture
- Alex Ebert, All Is Lost
- Alex Heffes, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
- Steven Price, Gravity
- John Williams, The Book Thief
- Hans Zimmer, 12 Years A Slave
Inside Llewyn Davis — Three Nominations
- Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
- Oscar Isaac, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
- “Please Mr. Kennedy,” Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Behind the Candelabra — Four Nominations
- Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Matt Damon, Best Performance By an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Michael Douglas, Best Performance By an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Rob Lowe, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Phil Spector — Two Nominations
- Helen Mirren, Best Performance By an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Al Pacino, Best Performance By an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
After the Indiana Pacers came back in the second half to defeat the visiting Miami Heat on Tuesday night, you’d think they’d want to rest and recover from a game that came close to matching the hype and verve of a playoff contest. Instead, Paul George decided to play Justin Timberlake in a game of H-O-R-S-E while gingerly moving around the court in sandals.
First tweeted out by Pacers.com scribe Scott Agness, George and Timberlake are playing in front of a deserted Bankers Life Fieldhouse, but you can see Frank Vogel in far corner of the court watching.
Justin Timberlake is one talented guy and his wife, Jessica Biel, is plenty aware.
On Sunday, Timberlake, 32, kicked off the fan-voted American Music Awards with a win for favorite pop/rock male artist before taking home awards for soul/R&B artist and soul/R&B album categories.
He also brought the audience to their feet with his performance of “Drink You Away,” an alcohol-infused anthem from his latest release, The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2.
But while everyone in the house seemed to be under Timberlake’s spell, Biel, 31, was nowhere to be found. Fans took to Twitter to ponder where she was (and note their jealousy over her hot hubby).
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The actress soon announced she was watching the Awards from home.
“I’m watching from home tonight. Calm down, Internet,” she wrote.
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Although they were apart on Timberlake’s big night, two days prior, Biel shared a photo from Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience World Tour,” captioning it, “Not a bad seat in the house.”
Earlier this month, the couple attended the vows of fellow ‘NSYNC member, Chris Kirkpatrick in Orlando, Fla.
Justin Timberlake and SAG-AFTRA have reached an agreement for the dancers on his 20/20 Experience World Tour to be covered by the SAG-AFTRA Touring Agreement, the union announced Friday.
Under the agreement, performer earnings count toward pension and health benefits eligibility. The deal also provides touring companies with what the union called “improved budget flexibility through direct negotiations with performers.”
SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howardapplauded Timberlake and the SAG-AFTRA dancers who worked to unionize the 20/20 Experience tour.
“This is a wonderful result for SAG-AFTRA members and Justin Timberlake. Justin was very open to signing the agreement and personally making sure the deal got done,” Howard said. “As a leading recording artist and actor, Justin’s support for his fellow SAG-AFTRA members in unionizing his tour was a key element in concluding this agreement. I thank him for taking the lead.”
This is the first time that member performers have successfully organized dancers employed on a specific tour under the SAG-AFTRA Touring Agreement. The agreement was previously utilized to cover touring back-up singers for James Taylor,Reba McIntire, Martina McBride, Blues Traveler, Josh Groban and Jefferson Starship.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, SAG-AFTRA national executive director David White called the agreement “precedent setting” and added, “I’m genuinely excited about this deal. We are expanding our presence in this area.”
Assistant national executive director for sound recordings Randy Himes also praised Timberlake and the dancers.
“The physical demands of touring are tough on our artist members and those members that tour with them,” Himes said. “I applaud the dancers for their dedication to this new agreement and give Justin the credit he richly deserves for stepping up and taking care of his elite dancer group. It’s just another reason why Justin continues to be one of the most respected performers in the media entertainment industry.”
Justin Timberlake stops to take a photo with 13-year-old Giana DiLascio, who had life-saving brain surgery in 2012. (Courtesy of Giana DiLascio)(NEW YORK) — Tina DiLascio calls it “being in the right place at the right time.
” The New Jersey resident was picking up documents Tuesday from a New York City office building, had gotten lost earlier in the day, paid too much for parking and was having an all-around rough afternoon. Then the “man of the hour,” as she calls Justin Timberlake, came walking into this very same New York City building as part of a press tour. “I started screaming like a teenager,” she said. Timberlake was on a tight schedule, turning down all requests from fans for pictures or autographs, until DiLascio told Timberlake her daughter, Giana, had survived brain surgery and was a Make-a-Wish kid. “He stopped, turned around, came over to me and said, ‘Where is she?’” she said. DiLascio quickly ran outside where her 13-year-old daughter, who’s a huge Timberlake fan, was waiting.
“I thought it was a joke,” Giana said. “I couldn’t believe it. I’m still in shock. We talked about the VMAs, which I thought he was great in.” Giana DiLascio, who had to have surgery last year to fix a blockage in her brain, said what happened next was the biggest surprise of all. “Security was saying no pics,” the straight-A student said. “He looked at them and then my phone and said, ‘I’m going to take a photo.’” Giana made the picture her phone’s screen saver.
For Tina DiLascio, who said Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the family’s return from its Make-a-Wish trip, said she was especially surprised at the humbleness of a man who had just received a Michael Jackson Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs for a lifetime of groundbreaking music. “It’s just about paying it forward,” the ecstatic mother said. “It may sound cheesy, but we thought her condition was a death sentence, and it ended up being a life sentence.” Giana is doing fine, her mother said. Now, after meeting her idol, all the girl wants is to give someone that same amazing feeling she experienced herself. “I just want to change someone’s life too, like [Justin] did mine,” she said.
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Normally if a star like Justin Timberlake ditches an interview with a member of the media you would hope it would be because of a family emergency or personal matter, not to visit a fan, right?
What about if that fan is part of the Make A Wish Foundation? We all know the charity which helps children with life-threatening realise their dreams by meeting their heroes.
Well that’s exactly what Justin Timberlake did.
On Tuesday Justin Timberlake was scheduled to take part in a live interview with a radio station in New York City. On his way to the interview Justin met Tina DiLascio.
Tina’s 13 year old daughter Giana recently had surgery on a very serious blockage in her pituitary gland on her brain last year and after Tina told the musician about her daughters bravery over the past year Justin asked to meet her.
Giana was waiting outside the building where the interview was meant to take place. According to TMZ Tina raced outside to take her daughter inside to meet Justin Timberlake who was more than happy to wait to meet her.
The pair chatted for a few minutes during which Justin asked the young fan if she was able to watch his performance during Sunday nights MTV VMAs.
The 13 year old told Justin that she enjoyed seeing him on stage as he sung a medley of his greatest hits and was just as excited to see him as he reunited with former *NSYNC bandmates as they performed their smash hit ‘Bye Bye Bye’.
According to TMZ Giana told Justin Timberlake that he was the “next Michael Jackson”. The star was shocked at the compliment and he bowed his head and thanked the girl.
Moments before Justin has to leave to take part in his interview with the radio station the girls mother asked if they could get a photograph together.
Justin joked that the photo would only be taken if she made the picture her screen saver.
Before he left to go indoors the star told the 13 year old to “be well” and gave her a hug before heading indoors.