Chart-crushing blues rock and building-smashing monster movie antics: another week in news brings shocks and laughs.
Cannes Continues: We're nearly at the end of the second week of the Cannes Film Festival and have been mentally noting which new movies have soared or been scorched at the hands of critics. Map to the Stars, Two Days, One Night, Mommy and Foxcatcher have all received glowing reviews whilst Lost River, Grace of Monaco, and The Search... well, less so. Click on links for reviews highlights and details for each movie.
Carter-Knowles Camp Content?: The Jay Z/Solange brouhaha confusion still hasn't been publically illuminated but the Carter-Knowles family seems to be intent on proving to the world that everything is just fine, fine, fine, thank you very much after footage leaked showing the singer attacking her rapper brother-in-law in a lift. Beyoncé's statement did little to explain her sister's violence but her newly-posted family photos do a good job of sweeping it all under the rug, for better or worse.
Timberlake's statement doesn't even count as controversial at this point.
When Justin Timberlake won the Top Artist honor at Sunday’s Billboard awards, he was very generous with his “hank you” messages. In fact, he thanked everyone – everyone, except disgraced LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Last week, Sterling made a half-hearted apology for his offensive comments from last month. His sincerity was eroded somewhat by the fact that he dissed Magic Johnson in the process.
JT dropped a truth bomb at the Billboard Awards Sunday.
Apparently hoping to divert attention from his own PR blunders, Sterling said in his CNN interview: “Well, what kind of a guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he catches HIV? Is that someone we want to respect and tell our kids about? I think he should be ashamed of himself. I think he should go into the background. But what does he do for the black people? He doesn’t do anything.”
The 33 year-old singer describes departing the boy band as "one of the best/worst things that I have ever done."
Justin Timberlake shocked the pop music world back in 2002 when he decided to leave N' Sync.
The 33 year-old singer was highly criticized for departing the boy band, but once his debut album 'Justified' became such a huge success, it was obvious he was meant to be a solo artist.
However, without knowing this beforehand, more than a decade later, many people still wonder why Timberlake left N' Sync in the first place.
'Love Never Felt So Good', the first single from Michael Jackson’s long awaited posthumous album, Xscape has been given its debut at the iHeart Radio awards. The single sees Justin Timberlake duet with Jackson on the track that he originally demoed in 1983. So now we've had a listen, what's the verdict? Has Jackson never felt so good or does he need to Xscape from Timberlake?
Firstly we can’t technically call ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ a new track. The song was written by Jackson with Paul Anka and originally demoed in 1983. Still this version has been updated and produced by John McCalin with some extra vocals added by Justin Timberlake, so it is pretty much 'new'.
Re-mastering and producing the material left behind by Michael Jackson is an unenviable task, just the slightest change to Jackson’s well known sound could incur the wrath of the King of Pop’s legion of fans. Luckily the first thing you notice when listening to ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ is that it’s unmistakably Jackson. Better than that, it’s vintage Jackson, and fits in perfectly with his early 80’s output from when it was originally recorded.
Continue reading: Michael Jackson - Love Never Felt So Good Single Review
It's the second time this month that Fallon has parodied Snoop's hit rap track.
Brian Williams has become the latest celebrity to be featured in a comedy sequence on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show. The 54 year-old NBC anchor unwittingly starred in the comedian and TV host's mash-up montage of Snoop Dogg's classic rap track, 'Gin and Juice.'
Brian Williams Appears In Another Jimmy Fallon Rap Mash-Up Video.
The Nightly News managing editor was seen "rapping" along to the profane hip hop lyrics in that his many news segments had been spliced, mixed and compiled into a montage to make it look like he was performing a very staid and serious version of the west coast rapper's instantly recognisable ode to mixed alcoholic beverages.
Continue reading: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin And Juice' For Jimmy Fallon [Video]
One Direction and Jennifer Lawrence took home two awards apiece at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. One Direction were voted Favourite Music Group and received the award for Favourite Song whilst Lawrence took home Favourite Movie Actress and Favourite Female Buttkicker.
Pharrell and Kaley Cuoco did not manage to avoid the slime at this year's Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. The awards, hosted by Mark Wahlberg, were held yesterday night (29th March) at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles.
One Direction won the awards for Favourite Music Group and Favourite Song.
Music wise, One Direction did incredibly well gaining the awards for Favourite Song with 'Story of My Life' and Favourite Music Group. Whilst, in the solo category, Justin Timberlake received took home the award for Favourite Male Singer and Selena Gomez for Favourite Female Singer. Gomez was seemingly delighted with the award and tweeted thanking her fans for voting for her, adding a picture of her after the awards grinning broadly.
Festival season is shaping up
The UK’s festival season is slowly clicking into gear as Hollywood’s award season recovers from a stinking hangover. On the weekend of August 16-17 in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, The Killers will preside the headline slot alongside Justin Timberlake.
"We're very excited to announce the V Festival line-up, and proud to bring headliners Justin Timberlake and The Killers, following on from their sold out Wembley Stadium show in 2013, with both headliners summer festival exclusives,” V Festival Directors Bob Angus, Simon Moran and Dennis Desmond said in a statement.
Continue reading: It's Indie Rock & Roll For V Festival: The Killers Headline Huge Bill
Justin Timberlake warns his Buffalo fans "you better be ready," for the singer's rescheduled concert this summer.
Justin Timberlake let's down his legion of fans once again after postponing another concert.
An issue with his '20/20 Experience' tour schedule arose after cancelling a show at Madison Square Garden last Wednesday (Feb 19th).
The 32 year-old announced via twitter that the concert would not happen due to a "health issue", and rescheduled it for the following Friday (Feb 21st).
Continue reading: Justin Timberlake Offers Apology To Upset Fans Over Concert Cancellation
It was the best way to end Fallon's first week on Tonight.
It had to happen. We all knew Fallon and Timberlake’s “History of Rap” had to be a thing on the Tonight Show and now it is! The duo have performed the sketch four times on Late Night and it’s become one of the most beloved segment on the show. So when Fallon went his entire first week on Tonight without doing another round, viewers were getting nervous.
They're back together! History of Rap is still a thing!
That is until the very end of Fallon’s first week on Tonight. Anticipation was in the air as soon as the new Tonight host introduced Timberlake as his guest. One thing was obvious: JF and JT are running out of introductions. At one point in their chat, the two just went silent, gave the audience and the cameras a couple of meaningful looks and launched into… there really is no way to describe what happened afterwards, if you haven’t seen Fallon and Timberlake at it before. Instead, here’s the video.
Continue reading: Fallon And Timberlake Bring "History Of Rap" Out Of Retirement
Timberlake's apology was emphatic
Justin Timberlake was moved to issue an emphatic apology to Buffalo as a whole following the delay of his show, which was previously scheduled for Saturday next week.
Justin Timberlake was full of contrition for Buffalo
The delay came about due to "health reasons" forcing Timberlake to rescheduled Wednesday's show at Madison Square Garden for Friday night, meaning a trip to Buffalo, including stripping down and rebuilding the set there, wasn’t viable.
Continue reading: Justin Timberlake Gives Buffalo A Heartfelt Apology
The pop star had to cancel his Madison Square Garden show on Wednesday.
Justin Timberlake has claimed that he was forced to cancel last night show in New York's Madison Square Garden due to "health reasons" but did not disclose the exact reason why he would not be able to perform. "Hey NY. There is never an easy way to do this... Unfortunately, I have to postpone tonight's show to Friday due to health reasons," the pop singer tweeted.
Justin Timberlake Cancelled His Wednesday New York Show But Didn't Reveal Why.
Whatever Justin was suffering from must have been temporary because tonight's '20/20 Experience' show is still scheduled, along with an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday night. Tickets for Wednesday's show will be honored on Friday night according to the venue.
Continue reading: Justin Postpones NY Show, Citing "Health Reason": What's The Problem?
The 33 year-old pop star announced the cancelation of his NYC show, just hours before he was scheduled to hit the stage, on twitter.
Justin Timberlake's fan in the tri-state area will have to wait longer than expected to see him play at the most famous arena in the world.
Just hours before the 32 year-old was set to hit the stage at Madison Square Garden, he took to twitter to announce the show has been canceled.
"Hey NY," he tweeted. "There is never an easy way to do this... Unfortunately, I have to postpone tonight's show to Friday due to health reasons."
The Brit Awards jumped right into the middle of awards season by announcing their nominees, and there are plenty of artists from all over the world up for awards.
We are again right in the middle of awards season, and that doesn't just mean the Oscars. The Brit Awards have announced their 2014 nominations, and there aren't many surprises.
Bastille performs at Koko in London
The two leading artists are, as they should be, British acts. According to MTV, Disclosure and Bastille were each nominated for four awards, but the rest of the nominations were for artists all over the world.
Continue reading: One Direction, Justin Timberlake Rack Up Brit Awards Nominations
Highlights from the 2014 People's Choice Awards.
L.A's Nokia Theater played host last night to a glittering array of stars for the annual People's Choice Awards, gathering together to celebrate popular culture. We present a round-up of the top talking points from the extravagant and entertaining evening.
1) Sandra Bullock Cleans Up
Continue reading: People's Choice Awards: Our 5 Top Moments From The Glam Evening
Sandra Bullock was the big winner on the night, with Justin Timberlake and Ellen DeGeneres also taking home gongs
The People's Choice Awards kicks started awards season and the celebrities didn't let down as they came out in force and with style in Los Angeles for the fan-favourites awards show on Wednesday, 8 January. The 40th incarnation of the awards show, there was no shortage of class and glamour as the people's favourite movies, TV shows, actors and actresses were singled out over the course of the night.
With a total of four wins, Sandra Bullock was the night's big winner
Hosted by 2 Broke Girls stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs, the awards show held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles gave out almost 60 awards in total, and with four wins in all it was Sandra Bullock who ended the night with the most wins of all. Bullock's wins included Favorite Movie Actress, Comedic Actress, Dramatic Actress and she shared the Favorite Movie Duo award with her Gravity co-star George Clooney. The buddy cop comedy The Heat that she starred in with Melissa McCarthy won the Favourite Comedic Movie award.
Former flames Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears both shared in the success at the 2014 People's Choice Awards as they took home big prizes.
The former lovers were both victorious the 2014 People's Choice Awards on Wednesday (Jan 8th).
After ending the year with 'The 20/20 Experience' being 2013's top-selling album, Timberlake's triumphant return to the music industry continued as he won 'Favourite Album'.
In a poor year for album sales Justin Timberlake's 'The 20/20 Experience' is the only highlight as his return to the music industry earns him the top seller of 2013.
As the year ends it is time to reflect on whose year was 2013.
The 32 year-olds third studio album was released on March 15th 2013 and has sold the most copies of any other album in 2013.
The multi-talented Oberst lost out in the Llewyn Davis casting.
Now this is an interesting tidbit of movie trivia: Conor Oberst has revealed that he auditioned for the lead role in folk music comedy-drama, Inside Llewyn Davis. Although the Coen Brothers eventually cast Oscar Isaac as the titular folk singer, Bright Eyes' singer Conor Oberst was reportedly considered for the role.
Conor Oberst Auditioned For The Lead Role In 'Inside Llewyn Davis.'
"I know I told you this when we met, but I tried out for your role in Inside Llewyn Davis," Oberst told Isaac for Interview magazine. "Thank god for everyone that I didn't get it." Perhaps one of the main reasons Oberst failed to convince the Coen Brothers that he was best suited for the role was because of his non-existent acting C.V. which could have proved risky to take on in such a challenging lead role.
Continue reading: Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst Missed Out On 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Lead Role
Most of these movies feature actors, actresses and filmmakers who really should know better...
10. A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III - Charlie Sheen exploits his bad-boy image in this fractured comedy in which he plays a paranoid idiot who thinks his ex is trying to kill him. But the story is wafer-thin, and the film is almost overpoweringly indulgent.
Read more about 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III' here
9. Pain & Gain - Michael Bay's comedy may feature enjoyably offhanded performances from Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, but it's also the year's most offensive movie. Playing a true-life murder for laughs is only the first mistake.
Watch the trailer for 'Pain & Gain' here
Read the full review for 'Pain & Gain' here
Continue reading: The 10 Worst Films Of 2013
As 2014 approaches, Joe Wilde unveils the most listenable releases of the past year.
Hookworms 'Pearl Mystic' - Few albums released this year let you step inside to a whole new world of colour and sound as 'Pearl Mystic' has. The Leeds band's immersive debut might not be for everyone, but those who like what they happen upon in the 'Pearl Mystic' landscape will no doubt struggle to forget what they've seen.
Continue reading: Joe Wilde's Top 10 Albums Of 2013
This year saw the release of so many incredible albums, that trying to list the top 20 really doesn't do 2013 justice. However, after some strong analysis of what the year had to offer, we unveil the most listenable collections - from the super-hyped major label releases to the lesser-known but just as sensational offerings.
Vampire Weekend 'Modern Vampire in the City' - 'Modern Vampires in the City' makes it three for three for the New Yorkers and their latest release could very well be their best yet. It shows evolution for the band, but they have retained that essential quality that made 'Contra' and their self-titled debut such wonderfully upbeat and genuine pleasures to listen to each time. 'Modern Vampire in the City' is also the release that marks Vampire Weekend as a band that should be taken seriously, but one who you can still have immense fun with. 'Diane Young' is yet another indie floor filler, standing shoulder to shoulder with previous bangers 'A-Punk' and 'Cousins.' Where the album really excels, however, is when VW reach out to new quarters and sound completely inimitable. The yelps of 'Ya Hey' bring fun to a song that essentially deals with the theme of lost conviction, the graceful 'Hanna Hunt' erupts in the most complete song released this year and album opener 'Obvious Bicycle' sets the whole thing in motion with its refreshingly angelic melodies and steady, train-like clunks that lie beneath all the splendour. Vampire Weekend are no longer the Brooklyn minions rattling at the gates of eminence, the gates have been swung open for them and the welcoming committee should have made them feel rightly at home.
Continue reading: Contactmusic.com's Top Albums Of 2013
He's acted before, so this'll be breezy
Drake will be at the helm when Saturday Night Live returns for its first episode of 2014. The rapper will be facing the twin concerns of presenting and performing when he takes the microphone in January, the show announced last night.
Drake will have the spotlight on him come January
The promos are here! It's happening!
Are you counting down the days until Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake host/guest on Saturday Night Live? Of course you are. We all are. Only three days left. Despite Fallon being an SNL alumn himself, he wasn’t spared from having to brave the NY cold and record some promos for the Dec 21 event alongside Kenan Thompson and Kate McKinnon. And we’re glad for that, because, predictably, Fallon’s promos are pretty hilarious.
Brace yourselves, the SNL show you didn't even know you needed is almost here.
And, uh, we hate to break it to you... but JT won’t be there, because of a cancelled flight. Nah, of course he’ll be there, but they did give us a start with that particular joke. Though Fallon and Thompson would be forgiven, since they were apparently forced to stand in the snow (or pigeon droppings, as Jimmy joked in true NY style) for hours to film those promos.
The singer helped Joshua Clemons propose to his partner Kim Martin in Louisville, Kentucky
Let it never be said that the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky, isn't fit for a romantic setting. During his recent concert at the arena on Sunday (15 Dec.) night, Justin Timberlake helped out a fan in need with one heck of a grand statement, by helping the fan propose to his girlfriend midway through the show.
JT put on one heck of a show in Louisville
After making his way through his hit 'That Girl,' Timberlake brought the show to a stop and helped Joshua Clemons on stage, giving him a helping hand in asking for Kim Martin's hand in marriage.
The Coen brothers have a wry twinkle in their eyes as they take us on a lyrical journey with a hugely likeable musician for whom success is only barely out of reach. It's also an engaging exploration of both the the early 1960s New York folk music scene that gave us Bob Dylan and the tenacity it takes to make your dreams come true.
It's 1961, and Llewyn Davis (Isaac) isn't sure he wants to fight anymore. His career has stalled, and he's moving from couch to couch trying to pick up gigs. But he doesn't have anything to lose, and when he inadvertently acquires a pet cat he has a bit of purpose for a change. On the other hand, his longtime friendship with husband-and-wife folk duo Jim and Jean (Timberlake and Mulligan) is strained when Jean tells him she's pregnant with a child that might be his. In need of cash, he takes a job in Chicago, taking a long road-trip with two nutcases (Hedlund and Goodman). And he even considers re-enlisting in the Merchant Marines.
Despite Llewyn's quiet desperation, the Coens keep the film's tone light and endearing, with constant comical touches that keep us smiling right to the cleverly elliptical ending. They also pack the movie with folk music that's gorgeously produced by T Bone Burnett, offering emotive counterpoints to Llewyn's sardonic sense of humour. His snappy wit often gets him into trouble, but we can immediately see his depth of character as well, and Isaac is terrific in the role, the kind of guy we would happily spend a lot more time with.
Continue reading: Inside Llewyn Davis Review
'N' Sync reunite for a second time in 2013 at Chris Kirkpatrick's wedding!
'N' Sync star, Chris Kirkpatrick, has married his long-time girlfriend, Karly Skladany.
The wedding ceremony took place in Orlando, Fla., at Loews Hotel on Saturday (Nov 2nd).
The celebrations were extra special as the entire 'N' Sync crew were all in attendance to see their fellow band mate on his big day.
Continue reading: Chris Kirkpatrick's Wedding Sees 2nd 'N' Sync Reunion Of 2013
Justin Timberlake's comeback is 100% complete.
Justin Timberlake scored his second No.1 album of the year on Wednesday (October 9, 2012) when it was announced thatThe 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 sold 350,000 copies in its first week. The first instalment sold 968,000 copies, the biggest opening week sales of the year so far.
It's an incredible feat for the 32-year-old, who returned to music after a five-year hiatus during which he turned in some decent movie performances. The albums charting at No.1 is an achievement in itself, though the volume of sales proves both Timberlake's enduring popularity and the healthy nature of the record business. Second place Drake only managed to shift 148,000 copies, while Lorde's debut Pure Heroine moved 129,000.
Earlier this year, Timberlake had returned with new single Suit & Tie, featuring rapper Jay-Z. It became a chart-topper and The 20/20 Experience was adored by both critics and fans.
Continue reading: Is Justin Timberlake The Biggest Pop Star On The Planet?
Justin Timberlake's year just keeps getting better as he earns his second No.1 album of 2013.
Justin Timberlake’s domination of 2013 continues as the singer reaches No.1 with his new album ‘20/20 Experience Part 2 of 2’.
The album is the highly anticipated sequel to the release of ’20/20 Experience’ back in March (2013) and in its first week of release it reaches the top spot on the Billboard album chart.
‘Part 2’ seems to be repeating the same success as the first instalment as JT’s new set sold 350,000 copies since its release at the end of September (27th), according to Nielson SoundScan.
It was a tightly-fought contest between the two artists, but it was the all-girl three piece that managed to walk away victorious
Haim and Justin Timberlake battled it out in one of the most closely contested fights for the top of the UK album chart this weekend, with the all-girl trio only just managing to out muscle Justin's second album of 2013. Earlier this week, it was Justin who led the girls, but after a long-fought weekend it was the 'Don't Save Me' hit-makers who were able to finish the week as the no. 1 artist in the UK.
Haim managed to beat JT after a long week of competition
According to the Official UK Album Chart, Haim managed to score 2,100 more sales of their debut album, Days Are Gone, than Justin's The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2, which at one point in the week had led the girls by just 28 copies. Ultimately though, it was the three piece from Los Angeles who made the top spot, making Justin have to wait before he can claim his fourth UK number one album.
Continue reading: Haim Edge Out Justin Timberlake To Claim UK Album Chart Top Spot
The film made over $55 million during it's first weekend at the box office, exceeding expectation by some distance
Gravity has proved to be the unlikely success story of early October thanks to the overwhelming word-of-mouth success. Having been heralded by the internet long before it was given it's official release on Friday, 4 October, the film rode out it's first weekend stay at the box office with immense success, gaining further praise and breaking the October box office record along the way.
Gravity has soared to success
Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, both of whom (Bullock in particular) are being touted for awards success thanks to their performances in the film, Gravity has been described as an out of this world ocular treat, held together thanks to the gripping direction of Alfonso Cuaron and the performance of the two stars. This critical and internet-fuelled momentum has seen the film smash previous box office records for the month of October by bringing in an estimated $55.6 million over the weekend. As well as beating the record previously held by Paranormal Activity 3, the film is also the best opening for both of the film's stars, beating The Heat and Batman and Robin respectively.
Justin Timberlake and Haim are neck and neck for the UK's No.1 Album spot, but who will become victorious?
According to the Official Charts Company between Sunday and Thursday Haim have sold 26,417 copies of their debut album 'Days Are Gone'.
Whereas Timberlake's '20/20 Experience 2 of 2' has sold 26,445 copies, thus JT is leading the Californian sisters by selling 28 more copies.
Continue reading: Haim Vs. Justin Timberlake For No.1 UK Album
We take a look at the three front-runners and their chances.
Three films go head to head this weekend, all with reasonable claim to the top spot. But will the audiences go for a historical to learn about the demise of JFK; head for the stars with Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck or be sucked in by Gravity’s delightful pull.
Colin Hanks and Zac Efron in Parkland
Despite some mediocre reviews, Parkland strings together some attractive qualities: a bona fide history lesson, a great cast and, of course, Zac Efron’s face, which has proven to be a marketable asset up until now, so why would that change now? There are two things that mean Parkland won’t be top of the box office come Monday.
He's made us wait until the end of the year to listen to it, but has the follow-up to the first '20/20 Experience' been worth the wait?
Justin Timberlake triumphantly returned from his stint in Hollywood to reclaim his title as the reigning king of the pop world earlier this year when he released the widely-praised The 20/20 Experience Part 1. It's been six months since the March release of JT's first 2013 experience, and with that time he's been able to perfect each element of the album and fine tune it into potentially one of the best pop albums of the year. But before we can claim it as the release of 2013, what have the critics got to say about The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2?
Has Justin delivered with his follow-up 'experience'
The final verdict is hard to determine, as Justin has managed to split the critics into three categories; ones who say the album is an exceptional finish to what he started in March, some who say the album is a huge failure and a disappointment at that, and finally those who don't really know what to think, and are sat on the fence as to whether the album should be heralded or lampooned. The first 20/20 Experience had many strong points, but sometimes missed the mark and outran itself on a number of tracks, but it had few people claiming it was an instant classic bar a few notable songs. It looks as though this is the overwhelming verdict with part 2 as well, with critics mostly complaining that the album needed to trade some duds with a few bonafied pop hits to be considered a classic.
Is a new partnership blooming? Could Timberlake be - ahem - Affleck's Robin?
The distinctive smell of a bromance is filling Contact Music’s nostrils. Matt Damon might be scribbling into his diary with excessive force this weekend as new buds Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake cuddle up together. The Argo actor and new Batman has been waxing lyrical about his Runner Runner co-star.
Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck in Runner Runner
"I love Justin. Being around Justin is inspiring, he works really hard, he's incredibly gifted. There's nothing the guy can't do. I really am the biggest fan of his. I'm trying to win tickets to the show," Affleck said in a statement. (IMDB)
Continue reading: Justin Timberlake Is One In 400 Million, Says Ben Affleck
Clearly something went horribly wrong as this thriller was being made, because despite a solid cast, gorgeous locations and an intriguing premise, the film is an incoherent mess. Sure, it looks achingly cool, but there isn't a single moment when the characters' motivations make any sense. And there's never a hint of suspense or danger.
It doesn't help that the set-up revolves around two of the least cinematic things on earth: finances and computers. Timberlake plays Princeton grad student Richie, who runs a gambling website to pay his tuition but loses his savings when another site cheats him. So he heads to Costa Rica to confront the online casino boss Ivan (Affleck). Impressed with his initiative, Ivan offers him a job, and soon Richie has more cash than he can possibly spend. But for some reason, all he wants is Ivan's colleague-girlfriend Rebecca (Arterton). Then a nosey FBI agent (Mackie) forces Richie to help him take Ivan down.
Director Fuhrman showed considerable promise with another renegade loner in The Lincoln Lawyer, but this film simply refuses to fill in enough of the gaps. Nothing that happens here is remotely convincing, as the characters are continually thrust into half-developed scenarios. Perhaps there's a more coherent longer version out there, because this one feels like it was edited with a machete. Even as a cautionary tale about the dangers of greed, this story has nothing relevant to say.
Continue reading: Runner Runner Review
Once suffering from 'only child' syndrome, JT has plenty to be thankful for now.
It may come as something of a surprise, but as a child, Justin Timberlake wasn’t the charming, all-singing, all-dancing package he is now; no, indeed, he was quite shy. Up next for Timberlake is the second half of his album duo: ‘The 20/20 Experience: 2 Of 2’ and his new film, ‘Runner Runner’.
Timberlake's comeback has been emphatic
“Funnily enough,” he told Metro, “until I discovered the stage, I really was a pretty shy kid and didn’t talk a lot. I was an only child and I think I had only-child syndrome.”
Continue reading: From Timid Child To Global Superstar, Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake ended the iHeartRadio festival event with a few new surprise tracks.
Music lovers at the iHeartRadio Music Festival last weekend (September 20th-21st 2013) were in for a treat as Justin Timberlake rounded off the event with a few new tunes.
It was a rather special set from the 'Suit and Tie' singer who has dealt well with the endless live shows and televised performances pretty much running through the whole year. He was introduced to the stage by undefeated welterweight boxer floyd mayweather who crowned him 'the heavyweight champion of music'; a prestigious title that his thrilled audience certainly didn't appear to dispute. As well as performing some timeless hits from 'Cry Me A River' to 'SexyBack' to 'Mirrors', JT unleashed some brand new tracks from 'The 20/20 Experience' follow-up, 'The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2'. He sang his most recent single 'TKO', as well as 'True Blood' and 'Only When I Walk Away'. Even aside from the music Justin was an act not to be missed, oozing with charisma as he owned the stage with his entertaining and often comedic dance routines.
Other notable performances from the weekend came from everyone's favourite controversy Miley Cyrus, who belted out hits such as 'Wrecking Ball' and 'We Can't Stop' wearing a customary revealing outfit; Joan Jett, who teamed up with Ke$ha in an unusual performance which celebrated her 55th birthday; and Paul McCartney, who was promoting his, quite literally, 'New' album set for release on October 15th.
Th second day of the iHeartRadio Music Festival saw Justin Timberlake and Paul McCartney perform new material for the first time and Miley Cyrus becoming once again, the most talked about performer of the night.
Day 2 of the Las Vegas ‘iHeartRadio Music Festival’ kicked off this Saturday (Sept 21st) and the MGM Grand Garden arena witnessed yet another amazing crop of talent perform their best hits to in the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’.
Paul McCartney opened the second day of the music festival
But how did it match up to the festival's stellar opening day?
Justin Timberlake's latest single was released this week with just days to go until the full album drops.
After many teasers in the form of tweets and videos, Justin Timberlake’s new single, TKO, is finally here. This is the second single of Justin’s newest album, or rather, the deluxe edition of The 20/20 Experience, 2 of 2. The album features vocals from Drake and Jay Z, the latter of whom Timberlake recently collaborated with on a summer tour, as well as several tracks on both his 20/20 and Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail.
This is the second release off 20/20 part 2.
The track, released via Timberlake’s youtube channel, is a 7-minute ode to a former flame of Timberlake’s. It’s an impressive, rather upbeat electronic mix of sound and, like all tracks on 2 of 2, it was originally intended to go on the first release, but just didn’t make the cut. In an interview with Ryan Seacrest recently, the singer explained that the sheer bulk of songs made it impossible to fit everything on to the first album, but that he wanted to release all the songs none the less and that was how The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 came about. The album’s release date – September 30, is fast approaching.
Justin Timberlake releases second single 'TKO' from the upcoming 4th studio album '20/20 Experience 2 of 2' and hopes it carries a winning blow.
Justin Timberlake released his new track 'TKO' this week (September 19th 2013) and yet again he is duelling it out with an enticing female partner in a losing effort. The lengthy track weighs in at just over 7 minutes and it is the second single to be taken from Timberlake's upcoming 4th studio album '20/20 Experience 2 of 2'.
As the title suggests, the song is full of boxing metaphors that describes a toxic relationship and the 32 year old is the loser in this bout as he chooses not to expose his cheating lover for what she is. The single is much more solid than the 1st track from the upcoming album 'Take Back The Night' and the strong backing Hip-Hop beat can only indicate Justin teamed up once again with regular collaborator Timbaland.
The track, that Timberlake teased fans with via his twitter account, is released in the same week as the crime drama movie 'Runner,Runner' hit theatres and sees the former 'Micky Mouse Club' member star alongside the future Batman, Ben Affleck.
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Ahead of the release of the second half of 'The 20/20 Experience,' JT has a new single out called 'TKO.'
Justin Timberlake is continuing his pursuit to make sure 2013 is his year and ahead of the release of his second album of 2013, the singer, actor and all-around Renaissance man has released the second full track from his upcoming release, 'TKO.' With production and backing vocals from regular collaborator Timbaland, the song has got us looking forward to the completion of the 20/20 Experience series all the more.
Justin will release the second edition of The 20/20 Experience this month.
Clocking in at a lengthy 7 minutes 6 seconds, it continues Justin's recent attempts to make challenging yet rewarding pop songs. The singer had three songs that clocked in at 8 minutes or over on the first 20/20 Experience and a further four clocking in at over 7 minutes, and when it comes to the second instalment of the 20/20 Experience, Justin will be continuing this trend. With only eleven songs stretched out across 74 minutes, the average length of each song in his will be over 6 and a half minutes long.
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A gambler movie which delves into the complexities of morality, "Runner Runner" sounds like a great new film from Timberlake.
Despite his undisputed success with The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake is still actively working in his film career, most recently with the crime thriller Runner Runner. The movie, which also stars Ben Affleck and Jemma Arterton, centers around Richie Furst (believable names clearly weren’t a priority here), a gifted college student, who excels at mathematics and puts his talents to use playing online poker.
Justin Timberlake goes from a poor college student to an international criminal over the course of this movie.
His mostly harmless hobby later evolves into a much more sinister affair, as Richie struggles to pay his school fees – a situation, painfully familiar to many students. When he discovers an algorithm, which cheats players, he decides against blowing the whistle, instead opting to travel to meet the website's owner Ivan Block who offers him a job with a guaranteed 7-figure salary in just a few months.
Justin Timberlake is nowhere near ready to wind down after an already hectic year!
When Justin Timberlake publicly announced his return to music in January, we had no idea how spectacular a re-entrance it would be. The star has well and truly left no stone unturned in making sure that everybody knows he's bringing sexy back!
Suit & Tie Promo Shot
He abandoned his music career in 2007 after releasing his multi-platinum second album 'FutureSex/LoveSounds', his last single being US top 10 'Summer Love'. He made several guest appearances on other artists' tracks such as Madonna's 2008 hit '4 Minutes' and Jamie Foxx's 'Winner' in 2010, but generally he's been focused on his acting career appearing in the likes of Academy Award winning Facebook flick 'The Social Network' and romcom 'Friends with Benefits' opposite Mila Kunis, as well as voicing the character of Arthur Pendragon in 'Shrek The Third'.
Continue reading: Justin Timberlake: The Biggest Comeback Of 2013?
Timberlake has done a lot of (good) acting for a pop star, but he might have overshot with his latest comment.
Ben Affleck is Batman, that’s a fact we’ve all almost come to terms with, but now it looks like Justin Timberlake – another one of those too-popular-to-be-any-good-at-acting types – is vying for a part in the rebooted batman franchise. And he has a very interesting (we’re not even being sarcastic with that) idea of who exactly he should play. We’ll give you a hint – it’s not Robin. Sidenote: as perfect as the idea might seem, Matt Damon won’t be the sidekick either, he has already rejected the possibility.
Paint that suit green and slap on a mask... it's not that hard to imagine.
No, Timberlake has a different idea of the character he should take on, as he said in Fresh 102.7's Jim and Kim Show: “"I ain't playin' Robin. I have no aspiration to ever be a superhero in a movie. Now VILLAIN! I'll tell you the villain I want to play more than anything because I grew up loving Batman, funny enough, is the Riddler. The Riddler is my favorite villain.” In fact, as E!News noted, Timberlake is already in the midst of promotion of another film where he collaborated with Affleck, Runner Runner.
Continue reading: Riddle Me This: Justin Timberlake As The Riddler?
The rapper has dropped his new music video, but only through Facebook at first.
Jay Z has made history by choosing to release the video for his new single, 'Holy Grail,' solely through social media in the first 24 hours. Facebook have an exclusive window to show the video for the first 24 hours, and from then on it will be on wider release.
Jay Z Has Teemed Up With Facebook, As He Did With Samsung To Launch His Album.
Nick Grudin, head of content partnerships for Facebook spoke of the company's enthusiasm for the unusual video launch: "What we're doing with Jay Z today is really exciting and we think emblematic of the evolution for music and how musicians can connect with their fans."
Turns out, it's all about Justin.
Any Nsync fans out there latently hoping for a full-fledged reunion to add to the band’s mini one at the MTV VMAs better get ready for some disappointing news: they’re not getting back together, and if anything, their brief flirtation with a comeback simply reminded them what split them up in the first place.
"It was funny because all of us getting back together, we remembered what we love about each other and what we hate about each other," band member Chris Kirkpatrick said Monday in a Florida radio interview with Johnny's House. "It was just a bit of fun. (U.S Magazine)
According to Kirkpatrick, the whole thing was designed to help Justin out; they were part of his set, and the goal was not to mess it up for him. "Honestly, when he talked to us I thought we were just coming out with mic stands and singing," he admitted. "When I came home from rehearsals my girl's like 'Why are you drenched?' . . .I'm too old for this! I was so worried about not messing up for him."
Continue reading: VMAs Reminded Us Of Why We Hated Each Other - No NSYNC Reunion Then?
Other winners on the night included Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and of course, One Direction
Sunday (25 August) night saw the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York taken over by the biggest names in pop for one night only, as the 29th annual MTV Video Music Awards took the recently-completed venue by storm in an awards show that, like most VMAs, will be long remembered. In all there were eleven different winners in the sixteen different categories, whilst the ceremony itself was an onslaught of musical surprises and memorable performances, as the VMAs continued to live up to it's billing as the 'Oscars for youth.'
Justin was the biggest winner on the night
The biggest winner of the night was pop's returning prince Justin Timberlake, who not only won the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for his services to the music industry, but also took home another three awards for two of his The 20/20 Experience music videos. His comeback single 'Suit & Tie' won Best Direction, whilst the follow-up single 'Mirrors earned the former N*Sync singer the Best Editing and the coveted Video of the Year Award. And speaking of N*Sync, during Timberlake's medley of hits prior to the Video Vanguard handing over, we were finally treated to the long-overdue reunion of N*Sync, who performed their memorable hits 'Girlfriend' and 'Bye Bye Bye.' We would have been more surprised, if it wasn't such a poorly kept secret.
Justin Timberlake will hook up with his old band mates at the upcoming Video Music Awards... apparently
N Sync reunion at the VMAs? Surely this is too good to be true! Well apparently this is supposedly what is going to happen at the Snday, 25 August awards show, according to reports coming from within MTV. Vulture first reported that it had heard from people working behind the scenes at the VMAs that Justin, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, Lance Bass and JC Chasez will once again be hooking up for a long, long awaited reunion.
Justin will be awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Awards at this weekend's ceremony
As already reported, Justin is already going to receive a special award on the night; the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award in honour of his long-serving career in the music biz, but as good a news this is, the fact that he'll be there with the boys from his N Sync days just makes this the best news we've heard all week. After a thoroughly triumphant return to the music scene this year with his well-received 20/20 Experience and the upcoming follow-up, The 20/20 Experience 2 Of 2, it was thought that Justin's own success would get in the way of any N Sync reunion ever happening, but luckily this clearly isn't the case.
Continue reading: N Sync Reunion On The Way? Band Reportedly Planning Comeback For VMAs
'N Sync will be performing at the MTV Music Awards on Sunday 25th August. Sources have suggested the band may be reuniting. The award ceremony will be broadcast live from the Barclay's Centre in Brooklyn.
'N Sync may be reuniting at the MTV Music Awards on Sunday (25th August). If reports are correct, this will be the first time the band have appeared together, and performed, on television in a decade.
Justin Timberlake presenting an award at the 2013 BET Awards, held at the Nokia Theatre in L.A.
It was confirmed, by the New York Post, that 'N Sync members Jc Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick will be appearing on stage alongside Justin Timberlake. The group last performed in 2004 at a charity event, but their last televised performance was at the 2003 Grammy Awards.
Continue reading: Are 'N Sync Reuniting After Their MTV Music Awards Performance?
J.T announces the titles of the 11 songs that will be on the '20/20 Experience Pt.2,' released on 29th September...but is there something a little spooky about the track names?
Justin Timberlake has announced the follow-up to March's mega-selling 'Pt. 1' of his 20/20 Experience album project. The 20/20 Experience Pt. 2 can be expected to hit on 29th September this year and - not only this - Justin has recently announced the track listing for his upcoming record and fourth studio album as a solo artist.
You'll recognise a track or two already from 20/20 Pt. 2 such as lead single 'Take Back The Night' with its dancey New York at nighttime music video. Despite controversy from a rape charity with the same name, who complained that their cause would be compromised if listeners started to associate the phrase with lyrics such as "use me," the song saw middling success with its highest position in the charts at No.8 on the USA's Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart.
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31st January, 1981
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