SNL’s had a penchant for musical numbers of late, and for its 40thanniversary it pulled out all the stops: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake opened the special with a very, very long song that celebrated the show’s very, very long history.
Rachel Dratch and Molly Shannon make brief and hilarious appearances, and the Fallon-Timberlake duo make sure there’s always “more cowbell!” Enjoy.
Apparently Jessica doesn’t want justin to see her looking bad
Justin keeps telling her he thinks she’ll look beautiful and he just wants to support on the most important day of their lives,” a inside source told the outlet. “But Jess is insisting she’d rather have a close friend be there to hold her hand.”
We understand that she would be worried that the pain may be too much for her hubby to see, but come on, Justin’s a tough guy! Jess shouldn’t be concerned with how she looks while in labor, it’s not supposed to be glamourous.
Jessica’s Decision Is Not Sitting Well With Justin
Of course, this would cause a riff between the couple. “Her resistance is causing a lot of tension during what should be a happy time,” the source revealed to OK!.
If the report is true, hopefully Jess changes her mind, because obviously this is very important to Justin. The singer is so excited to be a father, he even posted a cute kissing photo announcing the pregnancy!
We hope Justin gets to be at his wife’s bedside during this wonderful life-changing experience!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers, do you think Jessica will let Justin be in the room for their child’s birth? Will the couple have a boy or a girl? Let us know your thoughts!
AfterMaster is like having a team of audio experts come in and fine tune your home stereo, TV, or headphones. The new AfterMaster chip optimizes the sound quality from any device, enhancing its fullness and clarity. Essentially, it makes audio sound much richer, like you were listening to uncompressed master recordings on super high-fidelity audio equipment, even if you’re just streaming Spotify through some desktop speakers.
Eight years after the company was founded, AfterMaster has partnered with ON Semiconductor to put its technology onto a tiny microchip that can be built into any device. And superstar Justin Timberlake has just become a co-owner of the company, which should give it a popularity and distribution boost.
We visited AfterMaster’s suite at CES to listen to how much better music and TV sound through its technology. We heard the same tracks played with and without AfterMaster to analyze its exact impact. You can check out the video up top.
From the demo, I’d say AfterMaster gives mid-tones a richer, more textured, robust sound like listening to an album on vinyl rather than a cassette tape. It teases out instruments and tracks so they sound more sonically and spatially differentiated. AfterMaster’s processing can also give sound a less echoey, empty vibe typical of big arenas.
On the negative side, I did feel like the high-tones got a bit muddier, and vocals were absorbed into the mix rather than riding on top. It can also leave some residual sound after bigger bass hits.
The AfterMaster chip works by processing the audio in real-time and tuning it depending on the characteristics of the device. Larry Ryckman, AfterMaster co-founder and engineer on albums by Madonna and Michael Jackson, tells me the chip can counteract deficiencies in audio devices, such as headphones that are too bassy, or small speakers that sound tinny in the high frequencies.
Overall, AfterMaster definitely improves sound on the surface. Some audiophiles might take offense to it messing with what an artist created. But considering how often we listen to music on crappy speakers or headphones, Timberlake might have been smart to jump on a company trying to save our ears.
An audio technology Justin Timberlake partly owns is making its debut appearance at CES 2015 in Las Vegas this week.
Though it was unclear whether Timberlake was able to fulfill his earlier plans to attend the state-of-the art consumer electronics show, his Scottsdale-based company, AfterMaster Audio Labs, is very much in attendance.
“We are debuting our chip and our technology,” said Larry Ryckman, president and CEO of AfterMaster Audio Labs. “We are doing demos for an array of technology companies…We obviously think this is the kickoff of our company.”
For AfterMaster Audio Labs, a subsidiary of Studio One Media in Scottsdale, CES 2015 marks a beginning, Ryckman said.
The research and development phase is over, and the product is now commercially available, he said.
AfterMaster created technology that makes audio louder, clearer and fuller, Ryckman said.
“This is not a subtle effect,” he said. “Anything that is audio, when it goes through our process, sounds significantly better across the board.”
The company has partnered with ON Semiconductor, which has essentially taken the AfterMaster technology and put it into a chip, Ryckman said.
The product can be used in such devices as cell phones, tablets, sound bars, computers, televisions, headphones, even clock radios, Ryckman said.
Enter CES 2015, one of the biggest, most respected trade shows for introducing innovations in consumer electronics.
Timberlake, the multiplatinum Grammy-winning pop star, was originally expected to participate in the demonstrations, Ryckman said. However, it seemed his plans may have changed.
“Justin Timberlake is not only a partner he is also a businessman who believes in the technology,” Ryckman said.
Described as an audiophile by Ryckman, Timberlake came on board last year after listening to enhanced and remastered sound.
Kate Hudson didn’t cry herself a river after Justin Timberlake decline her call. Instead, she enjoyed a good ole hardy laugh.
“This is what it looks like when you Face Time random names on your brothers phone,” the 35-year-old actress captioned a photo on Instagram Tuesday of her laughing hysterically with two pals as her brother, Oliver, sits nearby smiling. “@justintimberlake denied our call … #ChristmasColdCalls”
Hudson is currently in Colorado with her family, celebrating the holidays afterrecently splitting from her ex-fiancé, Muse rocker Matt Bellamy, after four years together. The couple has a 3-year-old son named Bingham.
“Home for the holidays. Hope everyone is having a beautiful holiday season!”she captioned a photo standing in between two of her brothers. “#lovemybrothers #colorado #BroncosKickedSomeA-Today #winterwonderland #BeautifulChristmas”
As for Timberlake, he may have missed the “Wish I Was Here” actress’ call because he’s currently wrapping his 20/20 Experience Tour.
I feel a little bit like a fly on the wall and like I’m listening to conversations I’m in no way a part of. But Justin Timberlake started it.
After he went to a Garth Brooks show on Thursday (Dec. 4) — the first of Brooks’ four St. Louis shows — Timberlake posted an Instagram photo from his meet-and-greet with this caption:
“One of my IDOLS. Garth … You are a MASTER of your craft. I am in awe of you, still.”
(And right after that, the people at Eskimo Joe’s — Stillwater, Oklahoma’s Jumpin’ Little Juke Joint Servin’ Up Smiles Since 1975 — retweeted Brooks’ tweet. Because if you look closely, he is wearing one of their hoodies in the photo.)
Timberlake, who has been a fan (and imitator) of Brooks since he was a little boy, was able to catch the show on one of his rare nights off. He had a show in Dallas on Wednesday and one in Oklahoma City on Friday.
And Timberlake created a pretty serious stir as he watched/sang/danced from the second row, as opposed to hiding away in a private box somewhere in the arena. Lady Gaga and her boyfriend, Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney did the same thing, opting for regular seats in the house when they saw one of Brooks’ Chicago shows back in September.
There’s just so much mutual love and respect between Brooks and Timberlake. They seem to literally be people loving people, so I think they should collaborate on a song in the very near future.