Friday, May 9, 2008

Behind he Scenes For '4 Minutes'

This is the behind the scenes of Madonna's current single '4 Minutes', including also Justin Timberlake! Check it out!

Clay Aiken: "I'm Not Trying To Be Justin Timberlake"

NEW YORK (AP) -- Clay Aiken is realistic about his niche in the musical landscape.
"I'm not cool, you know what I mean? I'm not gonna lie," the good-humored singer told The Associated Press in a recent interview. "I'm not trying to be Justin Timberlake. Thank God we have him, but I'm not him. ... I'm not gonna bring anybody's sexy back."

Aiken embraces his pop-lite sensibility in "On My Way Here," his first album of all-new material in more than four years.

The 29-year-old "American Idol" alum -- he placed second to Ruben Studdard in the Fox show's second season -- was the first non-winner to release a successful album, "Measure of a Man," which went double platinum in 2003. He followed that up with two cover albums: "Merry Christmas With Love" and "A Thousand Different Ways."

Timberlake Chows Down At Epicure

Justin Timberlake was spied at Epicure on Alton Road in Miami Beach on Tuesday afternoon with three regular guys (as in, no one appeared to be the pop star's bodyguard). They were sitting at a table near the back, eating lunch.

Timberlake didn't look like he'd taken in any SoFla sun yet -- his eyes were red and his skin pale as a newborn's. Word is he's staying at the Flamingo South Beach and was here to attend the Kanye West/ Rihanna concert at AmericanAirlines Arena later in the evening.

Gloria Shores, who works at Epicure's deli, told us the former boy bander ordered healthy: stuffed pepper with chicken and a side of rice and cucumber salad. His buddies had tuna sandwiches.

The former 'N Sync-er was generous, giving her $2. ''Usually [stars] like Pharrell [Williams] and Fat Joe come in and never tip,'' Shores said.

Maybe because she acted as if he were just a regular customer. "People were looking at him, but I didn't talk to him. I wanted him to feel comfortable.''

A female fan approached the singer as he was leaving and asked him for a photo. He said, somewhat good naturedly, "I feel ridiculous by myself; be in the picture with me.''

The fan happily obliged.

Justin Timberlake Feels Sorry For Miley Cyrus

Washington, May 6: Pop star Justin Timberlake feels sorry about 15-year-old actress Miley Cyrus, who was compelled to apologise to her native U.S. after the publication of her controversial photographs in Vanity Fair magazine recently.

He also accused the media of deliberately targeting teen stars in an attempt to create scandal around them.

He said that the practice that has been prevalent for a long time is just not right.

"Of course they're going to pick (on) a wholesome, American, young female (for) the first sign of anything," Contactmusic quoted him as telling

"Unfortunately, there's a picture of her that's published with her in just a blanket. And that's the photo, that's the catalyst. But that's also the age we live in. People want to take a photo, and that's who you are for a year's time. We've all become victims of that," he added.

Cyrus' candid snaps showed her posing barebacked, wrapped in a satin sheet.

The pictures clicked by controversial photographer Annie Leibovitz sparked outrage in the U.S., forcing the teen star to apologise, and claim that she was duped into the shots.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Britney And Justin Reunite

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake are rekindling their relationship - but don't get too carried away this time it's business.

The pair, who first met as 11-year-olds while working on the TV show The Mickey Mouse Club, could start speaking again for the first time in years.

Even though they dated for four years they haven't spoken since and things didn't get any better when nine months after the split Justin released the single Cry Me A River, which featured a Britney lookalike in the video.

All that seems to be water under the bridge now as Justin and producer Timbaland have reportedly approached Britney's dad Jamie about a collaboration.

It's not the first time that Timbaland has tried to work with Britney. In March last year he approached the star but she snubbed him.

According to NOW magazine he said: "She got big-headed and was like: 'Screw you, screw you, I don't need nobody.'"

Timbaland is now willing to give Britney a second chance. If plans go ahead he'll work on the backing track while Justin and Britney write the lyrics.

A family friend said: "Justin wants to help Britney and this is his way of proving to everyone - including her family, who he was always very close to - that he cares."

We always knew Justin had a good heart.


Timberlake Gives Grieving Diaz Some Friendly Support

Washington, Apr 21: Grieving actress Cameron Diaz was lent a shoulder to cry on by her ex Justin Timberlake.

Timberlake joined the actress at the memorial service for her father on Sunday Apr 20.

Also in the crowd was another of Diaz's reportedly former boyfriend John Mayer.

Cameron's father Emilio, 58, passed away on Tuesday Apr 15 due to pneumonia.

In order to keep the lively Diaz family spirit up, the guests who arrived at the memorial service at Mahe in Seal Beach, wore non-traditional garb.

"Most people started arriving at 1:30 and hardly no one wore black," said a source.

"Lots of people were wearing Hawaiian shirts. It looked more like a party," the source added.

Timberlake and Mayer had arrived separately and they both stayed on until most of the people started leaving around 4 p.m., after Cameron had spoken a few words to the group.

The Diaz family also suggested that instead of flowers, the well-wishers could donate to or in Emilio's name.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Timberlake Signs IMG Marketing Deal

Justin Timberlake has signed a marketing deal with sports and entertainment company IMG to handle the singer and actor's global endorsement deals.

As well as representing the pop star's commercial endorsements, IMG will handle Timberlake's "wide array" of golf interests.

This will include the development of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open in Las Vegas and the design and construction of an eco-friendly golf course in the singer's hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.

"We look forward to partnering with a superstar of his calibre and global appeal to further build his brand and expand his relationships with sponsors through endorsement partnerships," said Sandy Montag, the senior corporate vice-president at IMG Sports and Entertainment.

Timberlake, who rose to fame as part of boyband 'N Sync before striking out as a solo artist - more recently dabbling in acting in films such as Alpha Dog and Shrek the Third - is one of the most bankable marketing properties in the world.

He has had high profile tie-ups with a string of brands including McDonald's - the fast food chain based its global "I'm Lovin' it" campaign around him - and Pepsi.

Last year he struck a five-year deal with US golf's organising body, the PGA, to host the tour's Las Vegas event.

The PGA said he was the 14th celebrity to ever host an event, starting this October, joining the likes of Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.

IMG's founder, the late Mark McCormack, built the global sports management and marketing business up after starting out representing golfer Arnold Palmer in the 1960s.