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It looks as though Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience World Tour has gotten a mini makeover. Timberlake has partnered with English-born, Italian-based designer Neil Barrett on outfits for both himself and his dancers for the summer and fall legs of the tour.
The new wardrobe blends crisp tailoring with relaxed street wear, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans who have been following Timberlake’s style choices. This won’t be the first time the singer has worked with Barrett: He wore pieces by the designer in music videos for “Take Back the Night” and Madonna’s “4 Minutes” as well as during his Legends of the Summer tour with Jay Z.
With more than 50 dates still left on Timberlake’s tour, you can check out the outfits for yourselves! And although the new wardrobe is a departure from the singer’s custom Tom Ford suits and ties, which he donned throughout the tour’s first six months, they’ve affirmed one thing: Timberlake will look good no matter what he wears.
If you thought Dawson Leary was the most “uncool” guy of all time, well, you were wrong.
James Van Der Beek stopped by HuffPost Live on Wednesday, March 26, and revealed that, back in the day, he tried to sneak Justin Timberlake and some of the other underage members of *NSYNC into a club in Las Vegas.
Yup, THAT Justin Timberlake. And yup, THAT James Van Der Beek.
“I was in Vegas one New Year’s and somebody came by and said, ‘*NSYNC wants to meet you!’ And at the time, *NSYNC was the second to Backstreet Boys, it was before they had blown up. They had just come out with some Christmas album, like at the same time 98 Degrees did,” Van Der Beek laughed, referencing the boy band’s 1998 holiday album “Home for Christmas.”
“So, I said, ‘OK.’ And I met them and they were so sweet, they were so nice. They were such cool kids and I immediately liked them,” he added. “I remember that night, we were all going to some club and they were all too young. And so I went in and somehow passed my I.D. back so that Justin could get in with my I.D. And then Justin got in and then tried to pass it off to Lance [Bass] to get in. By the third time [the bouncers] saw a James Van Der Beek I.D., they were like, ‘Ah, I don’t think so James.’” Poor Lance!
We’re assuming J.C. Chasez attempted to use Joshua Jackson’s I.D.? Just a thought.
Not a bad thing! Justin Timberlake snuck in a romantic getaway with his wife Jessica Biel for her 32nd birthday between his North American and European 20/20 tours.
Justin and Jessica jetted down to Barbados on March 14 to celebrate her March 3 birthday, according to Us Weekly. The couple rented out a private villa near the Sandy Lane resort.
JT chartered a $1,125-per-day catamaran Seaduced to take the couple wakeboarding. Jessica showed off a rocking bikini bod while she managed to stay upright on her board much better than her pop superstar husband.
“Justin wasn’t very good at wakeboarding,” an onlooker told Us. He even wiped out once. “Jessica was much better!”
On the water, Jessica, a self-described “adrenaline junkie,” wore a printed body suit top over her ocean-printed bikini. Both played it safe, wearing their protective life vests while on the board.
“They looked madly in love as they joked around,” an eyewitness told Us.
Jessica soaked up some sun on the back of the boat, tying a light scarf around her neck and putting on her dark shades.
The happily-in-love couple enjoyed the next day on dry land playing a round of golf and enjoying a romantic dinner by the sea.
Justin finished up the North American leg of his tour on March 5 and will set out his European concerts on March 30, starting at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, U.K.
source – entertainment wise
Justin Timberlake will return to Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres show in a big way this Thursday.
According to Ellen, the Grammy winner will be premiering the music video for his new single, ”Not A Bad Thing.”
“He brought “SexyBack,” he’s always on his “Suit & Tie,” and now Justin Timberlake is treating Ellen and her fans to the WORLD PREMIERE of his new music video! Ellen will be hosting a one-minute preview of the superstar’s video for his song “Not a Bad Thing,” and sharing the full video exclusively on EllenTV.com! The pop anthem is the third single off Justin’s album ”The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2,” and is wooing hearts everywhere. It will be an incredible thing when Ellen debuts her friend’s latest work to the world! Get ready to “Rock Your Body”,” reports Telepictures.
“Not A Bad Thing” follows successful singles like “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors.”
Read more at http://m.singersroom.com/content/2014-03-19/Justin-Timberlake-To-Premiere-Not-A-Bad-Thing-Video-on-Ellen/#TEakBQdF60KydRB8.99
Her hit album may be called Red, but she’s definitely in the black.
Taylor Swift earned nearly $40m last year, according to Billboard magazine’s annual Money Makers rich list.
The 24-year-old beat out an all-star lineup that includes Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and even The Rolling Stones.
Proving a woman can live on writing about bad breakups alone, the country/pop songstress earned $39,699,575.60 to become the highest paid musician last year.
Taylor was also the industry’s top touring act generating an estimated take of $30m over the course of her sold-out six month tour.
Adding to her bank account were lucrative tour sponsorships by Keds, Elizabeth Arden and Diet Coke.
The I Knew You Were Trouble singer previously topped the list two years ago, back then earning over $35m.
Following in her country footsteps, Kenny Chesney landed at number two on the list, bringing in just under $33m.
The 45-year-old was aided by his chart-topping album Life On A Rock and his massive No Shoes Nation stadium tour.
Bringing sexyback and a whole lot of cash, Justin Timberlake made his successful return to the music arena following a seven year hiatus.
With two albums and two tours – including his Legends Of Summer juggernaut with Jay-Z (#16), the former boybander racked up over $31 million.
Enough for plenty of suit and ties for years to come.
With their Because We Can stadium tour, New Jersey’s finest Bon Jovi had a busy 12 months and helped the steel horse cowboys come in at number four with $29.4m.
And proving that some things only get better with age, the Rolling Stones celebrated their 50th anniversary with their sold out 50 & Counting tour which pushed them to #5 with over $26m.
Beyonce, Maroon 5, Luke Bryan, Pink and Fleetwood Mac round out the rest of this year’s top 10.
Embattled teen pop sensation Justin Bieber lands at number 11 with just under $19m, while Kim K’s baby daddy Kanye West managed to scrape by on $11.5m at number 26.
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)…