Lance Bass has played down speculation that Justin Timberlake will reunite with N*Sync during his performance at the MTV VMA’s on Sunday.
The popular nineties boyband – which also featured members JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick – helped launch Justin’s successful solo career which has now earned him the prestigious Michael Jackson’s Video Vanguard award at this year’s ceremony.
Lance, along with his former band mates were spotted together at Justin’s ‘Legends Of The Summer’ concert with Jay Z last Friday, and the Sirius XM radio host holds the brief reunion responsible for the rumours.
“Of course people are automatically going to think we’re going to be there performing. We all came down here [to Miami] except for J.C. [Chasez],” Lance told listeners on his ‘Dirty Pop with Lance Bass’ show.
He continued: “J.C. stayed in California, he had to work…Joey [Fatone], Chris [Kirkpatrick] and myself went to go see Justin’s last show with Jay Z at the [Sun Life] Stadium last Friday, and I even took a picture of it, it’s on my Instagram.”
The Mirrors hitmaker’s barbecue eatery, Southern Hospitality, was given a ‘B’ grade by the New York City Department of Health after a routine inspection on June 19 and was docked 22 points.
Timberlake, who is the co-creator and creative consultant of the business, which he first opened with his best friends Trace Ayala and Eytan Sugarman in 2007, can challenge the inspection and successfully get it changed to a higher grade, according to gossip website RadarOnline.com.
Timberlake was spotted dining at his restaurant, located in the Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood, in November with his wife Jessica Biel and their music producer pal Timbaland after a tough day volunteering for Hurricane Sandy’s relief efforts.
The restaurant was “buzzing” when The Social Network actor and his Total Recall’ star wife “walked in holding hands”.
The couple tied the knot in front of more than 100 close friends and family at the plush Borgo Egnazia resort in Puglia, Southern Italy, on October 19.
The Cry Me A River singer is rumoured to be preparing to reunite with his *NSync band mates at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Sunday.
By now I’m sure you’ve heard the rumors and although we have all been dieing for this day to come no reps have come forward to set the record straight. However a bright side of things is that the claim had not been proven true or denied.
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The 40% abv silver Tequila produced by Destilleria Santa Lucia from a 60-year-old recipe is distilled from 100% Blue Weber agave from Jalisco in small batches.
Co-founded by CEO Timberlake and president Kevin Ruder in 2009, 901 Tequila is designed to be sipped neat, over ice or in cocktails.
“901 Tequila has been extremely well received by our distributors, ky accounts, leading cocktail experts and most importantly consumers during our first four years in the American marketplace,” said Ruder.
“Justin Timberlake’s deep respect for the heritage and quality of Tequila has led to the development of a genuinely premium spirit with wide appeal,” added Dan Bolton, managing director for Hi-Spirits.
The Tequila will be available to both the on- and off-trade through Hi-Spirits for an RRP of £32.85.
Can New York City get an encore? Of course. On Saturday (July 20), Jay Z returned to a full house at Yankee Stadium for the second night in a row, along with co-headliner Justin Timberlake for their “Legends of the Summer” tour. Neither the heat, or threat of rain dampened the crowd’s energy during DJ Cassidy’s warm up set and when the two stars hit the stage they set off fireworks. Below, are our five favorite moments from the show.
Jay and Justin mashups: Both Hov and JT were allotted solo time during the show to perform their respective hits but after kicking off with “Holy Grail,” they blew our minds by melding the beats of songs like “Hov’s “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)” and “Rock Your Body” so smoothly that it all seemed to be a dream. Not to mention that watching Justin Timberlake kill his role as Jay-Z’s hype man on “Big Pimpin’” is one of those memories you don’t ever want to lose.
Role playing on “99 Problems”: The on-stage chemistry between Justin and Jay was undeniable, with them smoothly tossing back and forth to each other during the show, but Justin’s contributions to “99 Problems” really made the track come to life. JT put on his best screw face to rap the lyrics of the antagonizing cop, setting Jay up to make magic.
Justin Timberlake’s Sinatra moment: While Hov’s anthemic smash “Empire State of Mind” was bound to send the massive crowd at Yankee Stadium into fever pitch no matter what, Justin Timberlake’s assist on this one was a true home run. JT appeared on the far side of the stage, spotlight trained squarely on him, as he hit his best Frank Sinatra inflections on “New York, New York.” The solo ended when the beat dropped and Jay-Z began to spit his verses. Pandemonium.
Suit & Tie “toast:” The third, final and most elaborate outfit change of the night came in the final minutes of the show when both Justin and Hov threw on their suit jackets and loose bow ties, returning to the stage with their champagne flutes in hand. The “Legends of the Summer” sipped from their glasses as they matched each other in stride and energy, volleying back and forth on their hit single.
Trayvon Martin tribute: After attending a rally in honor of the slain Florida teen with his wife Beyonce in New York City on Saturday (July 20), Jay-Z closed the packed show by telling the crowd, “We’re gonna send this out to Trayvon Martin and his family,” before launching into The Blueprint 3′s “Young Forever.” Justin, of course, held down Mr. Hudson’s vocals on the track for the grand finale.
A source close to singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder has released a list of some the biggest names in the music industry joining in the boycott against Florida’s “stand your ground” laws.
Artists joining Mr. Wonder reportedly include Rod Stewart, Madonna, Usher, Justin Timberlake, R. Kelly, Rihanna and Alicia Keys. Rappers Jay-Z, Kanye West, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy and Wale also signed on to the boycott, The Hill reported.
The 63-year-old Mr. Wonder said he would not be performing in Florida or any other state that recognizes “stand your ground” laws, which some say contributed to George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
“I decided today that until the Stand Your Ground law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again,” Mr. Wonder said July 14 while performing in Quebec City. “As a matter of fact, wherever I find that law exists, I will not perform in that state or in that part of the world.”
According to America Urban Radio’s April Ryan, several artists on the list already have canceled performances in the Sunshine State.
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Justin and Jay Z take on The Windy City tonight as they take their legends of summer tour to Soldier’s Field.
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A telling moment arrived near the end of Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s “Legends of the Summer” concert Monday at Soldier Field.
Timberlake, alone in a spotlight wearing a fedora with left hand thrust into his pants pocket, did a decent if hardly transcendent Frank Sinatra imitation as he started to sing “New York, New York.” Some in the full house on Chicago’s lakefront started to boo, and Timberlake, ever attentive to any sign of disapproval or distress from his audience, paused. “You know I love you, Chicago, right?” he asked plaintively.
A few minutes later, Jay Z took over for “Empire State of Mind,” his New York City anthem, and he wasn’t apologizing for anything. Sporting a Brooklyn Nets cap, bling dangling from his neck and wrapping around each wrist, he barked out the verses, then commanded the fans during the piped-in Alicia Keys chorus: “Sing it to me.”
The contrast between the eager-to-please R&B entertainer and the imperious hip-hop godfather couldn’t have been more stark. Together they represent what pop music has become. After a long separation, R&B and rap have merged in the last decade. Singers provide hooks for hip-hop tracks, and rappers routinely make cameo appearances on R&B records. Timberlake has the year’s best-selling album so far with “20/20” and Jay Z recently debuted at No. 1 with his latest release, “Magna Carta … Holy Grail.”
Their 2 ½-hour set found them swapping moments on stage and frequently interacting with each other on 36 songs, backed by 14-piece band. The opening “Holy Grail” set the tone, with yearning and hurt in Timberlake’s voice, Jay Z defiant and ticked off. The subject is fame — Timberlake cried that it will “take the clothes off my back” and yet “I love it so much,” while Jay Z cursed its demands. They came together to paraphrase Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”: “We’re stupid and contagious/And we all just entertainers.”
The line was delivered at least partially tongue-in-cheek, because both want something more. Timberlake aspires to be an all-around artist, one who has thoroughly outgrown his past as a Mouseketeer and a member of boy-band multimillion-sellers N’Sync. He played guitar and keyboards competently, directed the band, and meshed counterpoint lines from his backing singers and horn section into the promise of a “Summer Love,” the nearly psychedelic reverie “LoveStoned” and the pleading “Cry Me a River.” Timberlake danced smoothly, if not as spectacularly as the performers he emulates (notably Michael Jackson and Prince) and frequently sang near the top of his range, a would-be soul crooner whose tone still comes off a bit thin and boyish. But he has wide-ranging musical ideas, bridging Latin rhythms, rock guitars, lush soul horns, and progressive, suite-like arrangements. He wants to please, and frequently does.
Jay Z, on the other hand, wants to rule with an iron fist. “As the best rapper alive, ask about me,” he flatly declared in “Dirt Off Your Shoulder.” He staked his claim and acted the part. Whereas Timberlake was a singer in constant motion, Jay-Z glided stealthily in his gym shoes like a big cat stalking its prey. He varied his verbal attack: hard and deliberate on “U Don’t Know,” rapid fire in “Big Pimpin’,” horn-like cadences in “Hard Knock Life.” The tracks from the first half of his career through the “Black Album” classic “99 Problems” supported his claim of hip-hop supremacy. But he was coasting on newer material such as “Tom Ford,” which name-checks one of the fashion designers in the rap kingpin’s inner circle. It’s his latest way of suggesting that he has outgrown hip-hop and now become a musical franchise unto himself.
The contrasts made for good theater and a procession of crowd-pleasing hits. If Jay Z commanded the stage and the fans, Timberlake did everything short of selling popcorn to win them over. They needed each other, and the concert was better for it.
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