Apparently, the cavalcade of hype surrounding Justin Timberlake’s latest album, The 20/20 Experience, failed to reach at least one person.
While at Cannes to promote his new film, the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, the singer/actor was approached by a French reporter who, according to Vulture, expressed concern that Timberlake was “making some sacrifice in music just because you are so focused right now on your acting.”
Timberlake was, not surprisingly, a bit taken aback. “I just put a record out, man!” he protested, adding that the “second part … comes out this fall!” He jokingly chided the reporter, “You gotta get off your little island, man,” before smiling and squeezing his arm.
But it didn’t stop there. The reporter pressed on, insisting he had “this feeling” about the precedence of Timberlake’s film career. “Right now, your top priority is acting, maybe. Am I wrong?”
Timberlake informed the chap of his upcoming tour, but then graciously discussed his latest movie. “I don’t take myself seriously in a way where I feel like I need to be vindicated in any way,” he said, as the interview finally wound down.
CANNES, France — Justin Timberlake is making the most of his first full Cannes Film Festival experience and he’s helping his fellow actors from Inside Llewyn Davis enjoy it, as well.
As the crew — including Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac and John Goodman — assembled on the steps of the theater before the film’s gala screening Sunday night, Goodman realized he didn’t have time to take a personal photo with his smartphone.
As officials urged the actors to take their seats, Timberlake grabbed Goodman’s camera and darted through the crowd outside.
“As they were yanking us in I said, ‘Give me your phone’ and I jetted out there,” Timberlake says. “I took a picture of it and brought it back in and gave it to him. Everything around here is late except for the screening of the movie.”
Timberlake also helped Isaac truly appreciate his Cannes moment.
“When we were all standing up on the steps, I was staring into the abyss of cameras and light,” Isaac recalls. “And Justin was like, ‘Look out to the right.’ And there was this sea of people all looking to see this (movie) happen. I hadn’t even seen that. I was like, ‘Oh, man. It was huge.’ “.
Davis has won plaudits his role in the movie about the ’60s folk scene, which is directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Timberlake, too, has seen solid notices for his role as an earnest performer.
He says he would have “run craft services” to be part of a Coen brothers project and he is soaking up every moment in the south of France.
He had been to the festival to promote 2007′s Shrek the Third at the behest of DreamWorks head Jeffrey Katzenberg, but “I think he just wanted to come to Cannes and come to the beach.”
This is Timberlake’s first time being part of a competition film, and he said he had his moment when the applause began at the end of the movie. Most of it was directed at Isaac who is in nearly every scene.
“The credits came up and there was this huge ovation for Oscar,” says Timberlake. “He was in the eye of the storm and had the movie on his shoulders. It was a ‘Voila!’ moment. I was just really proud and happy.”
Jessie J and James Arthur to support Justin Timberlake
Jessie J and James Arthur are set to support Justin Timberlake in Dublin.
The ‘Domino’ hitmaker and ‘X Factor’ winner are delighted to be joining the ”legend” of a singer when he plays at Phoenix Park in the Irish capital on Wednesday July 10 during his European string of shows.
Uploading a picture of the poster, which shows Justin’s face and the support acts listed below, James wrote on his Twitter: ”Ladies and gents I am happy to announce I will be supporting the legend that is @jtimberlake 10th July at Phoenix Park #LOVE
”And @jessiej too two of my favourite artists in the world this is a very proud moment for me.. Thanks for all of your support guys seriously (sic)”
Jessie, 25, shared her excitement in a more subtle way, posting the same photo along with the caption: ”Ohhh weeee this summer is looking delicious! (sic)”
The ‘Mirrors’ hitmaker is keeping busy this summer with a string of shows, including a one-off gig and US stadium tour ‘Legends of Summer’ with rapper Jay-Z – who features in Justin’s comeback single ‘Suit & Tie’ – ahead of his The 20/20 Experience World Tour later this year.
Speaking about the tour, Justin recently said: ”Speaking to Myspace, he said: ”We still haven’t put the show together, but it’s gonna be a lot of fun. It’s going to be a musical show.
”We’re both on this thing where we’re not into a lot of tricks. We just want to come play and like I said, fry everybody’s face off with the songs and everybody have a great time. Almost festival style, you know?”
Nothing would surprise us after Justin Bieber’s monkey business, so it’s not shocking that Bill Hader slammed the 19-year-old singer for his diva behavior.
While chatting with Howard Stern about his final days on “Saturday Night Live,” Hader dished about the guest hosts he’s worked with. The “SNL” comedian told Stern, “Justin Bieber showed up with like 20 guys. He had a guy holding a slice of pizza. A guy holding a diet coke. Going around stage, you’re trying to fight through all these people to get dressed.”
But while Bieber may be a diva, Hader only had praise for our other favorite Justin … TImberlake that is … calling him “a real class act” and adding, “The guy doesn’t show up with anyone. It’s just him.”
Maybe little Justin should take a cue from big Justin.
Justin Timberlake has been partying 70s style in Cannes to celebrate the unveiling of Spinning Gold, a biopic in which he stars as legendary record executive Neil Bogart.
The SexyBack singer co-hosted a disco-themed party to celebrate the film about Bogart, who founded Casablanca Records and was closely aligned with the rise of disco.
Justin – who was joined at the event by his wife Jessica Biel – took to the stage and teased guests by singing a few lines from songs including Last Dance, Ain’t No Sunshine and Donna Summer’s Love To Love You Baby.
Bogart is said to have convinced Donna to record a second version of the song – in which she simulates the sound of a woman in the throws of ecstasy – as long as 20 minutes.
Justin joked that the long version allowed women enough time to satisfy themselves.
He added: “But we’re in Cannes, so I don’t need to tell you about partying.”
The members of Three 6 Mafia are among the few rappers who’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with Justin Timberlake, linking up with JT on his 2006 FutureSex/LoveSounds track “Chop Me Up.” And now, Juicy J has scored some one-on-one time with the star.
Fans will likely get to hear the results of the team-up when Juicy drops his upcoming solo album, Stay Trippy. During an interview in April, Wiz Khalifa let slip that his new Taylor Gang signee had hit the studio with the 20/20 Experience singer. And on Wednesday, during a visit to “RapFix Live,” the Memphis rapper confirmed it was all true.
“I’ve got this record [with Timberlake], but it’s not all the way finished yet,” Juicy said, adding that he’s been onto Justin for a minute, thanks to their hometown connection (“He’s from Memphis like me”).
“We did a couple of records [together], but he’s still gotta do the vocals, so hopefully, while they’re doing the mixing, it’ll make the album,” he said of the new music, which seems to include involvement from producer Timbaland as well. “Right now, we’re wrapping it up and hopefully it’ll definitely make the album because it’s a great song.”
Juicy J also recalled the experience of joining Justin in the studio for Timberlake’s last album, admitting that he was blown away by the singer/actor’s work ethic. “Justin is super talented; he can play any type of instrument and he even engineers on the mixing board,” he explained. “When I saw that, I was like, ‘Wow, that guy really knows music.’ Instead of just coming in and laying a verse then leaving, he was involved in everything. He’s a producer and songwriter — he’s incredible.”
In addition to the hometown connection, it also helps that Justin was actually a fan of Three 6 Mafia growing up, despite his mom’s objections. “He told me he used to listen to a lot of our mixtapes, but his mom didn’t want him playing it.”
Stay Trippy is currently scheduled for release on July 2.
It’s no surprise these three were the leading vote getters. They were all the rage in 2012-13. Rhianna is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Video of the Year for ‘Diamonds’, and Viewer’s Choice award for ‘Diamonds’. Justin Timberlake is nominated for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist, Best Collaboration with Jay-Z, Viewer’s Choice award for ‘Suit and Tie’, and Video of the Year for ‘Suit and Tie’.
Drake is featured in several collaborations. His nominations include: Best Collaboration with 2 Chainz for ‘No Lie’, Best Collaboration with 2 Chainz and ASAP Rocky for ‘Problems’, Best Collaboration with Rick Ross, French Montana, and Lil Wayne for ‘Pop That’, Best Collaboration with Kendrick Lamar for ‘Poetic Justice’, Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Video of the Year for ‘Started From The Bottom’ and ‘HYFR’.
The awards will be presented in June.
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Justin Timberlake has got a secret hair straightener habit.
The actor-and-singer reportedly feels embarrassed about the curly locks he sported in his boyband days.
Sources revealed that Timberlake now relies on daily straightening to perfect his crop.
“Justin associates curly hair with his *NSYNC days,” a source told British magazine Heat. “And [he] thinks it makes him look stupid. So he’s been getting his hair straightened.”
Timberlake’s newfound appreciation for the styling tool is rumoured to be causing his wife, actress Jessica Biel, some concern.
Biel reportedly feels Timberlake is vain because he spends more time in front of the mirror than she does.
“Jessica has been teasing him about how long it takes him to get ready,” the source continued.