So far, Justin Timberlake's upcoming Man of the Woods album has been a surprising departure from expectations. When the outdoorsy trailer first dropped, many expected a folksy, perhaps country-inspired turn for the dance-pop legend from Memphis especially due to the news that country stars like Chris Stapleton would be appearing on it as well. However, the video for the first single, "Filthy," derailed that conjecture with its futuristic robo-funk.
The latest preview of the album's sound may explode those previous expectations entirely. Timberlake played a few songs during a recent trip to New York's 1Oak nightclub and (of course) clips have leaked online courtesy of partygoers' cell phone videos posted to Snapchat and other social media. Much like "Filthy," the clips that have surfaced online seem intent on subverting the rustic aesthetic of the trailer in favor of more hip-hop-flavored, pop and dance-friendly tracks in line with much of Timberlake's prior output.
With production still being handled by longtime collaborators Pharrell, Timbaland, and Danjahandz, it's a wonder that fans are feeling the fake-out, though. While each has definitely shown themselves willing to experiment, they all have established, singular sounds and Justin probably wouldn't go to them if he wanted a more acoustic, twangy approach. The real question may end up being, "What does a Chris Stapleton hip-hop song sound like?" We'll have to wait until February 2nd to find out, but the previews below just might make the wait a bit more bearable.
Looks like a small number of Justin Timberlake fans will be using Paisley Park's temporary liquor license during Super Bowl week to pop some champagne.
American Express is hosting a "listening session" with Timberlake featuring food, drink and a hint at "more" from the "SexyBack" singer in the home of late "Lovesexy" legend Prince on Feb. 1, according to an eTix.com web page. Sorry, folks, it already lists tickets as sold out.
Should Timberlake opt to perform that night -- Prince himself usually kept Paisley visitors guessing -- 36-year-old pop star would have 2½ days to rest up for the Super Bowl halftime show at U.S. Bank Stadium that Sunday. JT's lumberjacky new album, "Man of the Woods," comes out the day after the party at Paisley.
Apparently, a lucky few American Express card holders were surprised with access to the $80 tickets on Friday night. No word yet on how many were sold. Amex is a sponsor of Timberlake's upcoming Man of the Woods Tour and is selling pre-sale tickets to all his upcoming dates (none in Minnesota; unless this Paisley thing count).
Presumably, the concert will take place in Paisley Park's soundstage area, the high-ceilinged, 1,800-person room where Prince usually performed at the Chanhassen studio complex, which he built in 1987, and where he died in 2016. Parties there also sometimes took place in the adjoining NPG Music Club, which only holds a few hundred people.
As is commonplace at Paisley Park, cell phones will be disallowed at the party, and fans will be shuttled in from the nearby Chanhassen Transit Station. Other stipulations: They will have to present their Amex card upon entry, a tactic that safeguards the show from ticket scalpers.
Justin Timberlake's latest single, "Filthy," has already reached No. 23 on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart and has many music fans giving praise, including Demi Lovato.
On Friday (Jan. 12), Lovato hopped on Twitter to giver her mini review of JT's latest track. "The new @jtimberlake song Filthy is naaaasssstttyyy AF in the best way possible.. stankface," she tweeted.
Timberlake eventually caught wind of Demi's tweet, replying back to her on Saturday (Jan. 13) with a simple raised hands emoji.
"Filthy" is the first single from Timberlake's upcoming album, Man of the Woods. Set to release on Feb. 2, JT has already announced tour dates to promote the album. The trek is scheduled to kick off on March 3 in Toronto, Ontario before the singer makes stops in New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Boston, Los Angeles, Miami and more. The tour wraps up on May 30 in Justin's hometown of Memphis, Tenn.
Bruno Mars and Cardi B's "Finesse" appears headed for the top five on next week's Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Jan. 20). Plus, Justin Timberlake's new single "Filthy" should debut in the Hot 100's top 15, and possibly in the top 10.
Above both songs, the Hot 100's current leader, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncι's "Perfect," which logs a fifth frame at No. 1 on this week's chart (dated Jan. 13), looks likely to remain on top.
Let's run some projections. Highlights of next week's Hot 100, which blends streaming, airplay and sales data, according to Nielsen Music, will post on Billboard.com Tuesday (Jan. 16), with all charts posting the following day (Jan. 17; a day later than usual, given the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday Monday).
Timberlake's "Filthy," released Jan. 5 -- thus setting up a first full week of streaming and sales tracking for the Jan. 20-dated Hot 100 -- could launch with over 10 million U.S. streams, 30 million in airplay audience and 70,000 sold. Based on those projections, the song should launch on the Hot 100 in the top 15, perhaps in the top 10.
Timberlake will tally his first Hot 100 hit since "Can't Stop the Feeling!," which vaulted in at No. 1 on May 28, 2016, becoming his fifth solo No. 1. (He also led as a member of *NSYNC on the boy band's 2000 No. 1 "It's Gonna Be Me.")
Check back Tuesday, Jan. 16, to find out where "Perfect," "Finesse" and "Filthy" place, and for highlights of the Hot 100's top 10 and more.
When Justin Timberlake discovered The Shadowboxers in 2013 on Twitter, he knew instantly that they would be stars. Their soulful, infectious sound set them apart from any other band currently in the music scene, and Justin could see that each of the three band members is as musically and vocally talented as the next.
Fast forward a few years later, and The Shadowboxers bandmates Scott Tyler, Matt Lipkins, and Adam Hoffman from Atlanta are in the recording studio with Justin, producing some of the most addicting songs your ears ever did hear. After countless hours of writing and recording, The Shadowboxers have come out with a brand-new single called "Runaway" and it's as catchy as it is heartbreaking.
When Justin Timberlake released a photo of himself, Timbaland, and Pharrell almost one year ago, the caption was merely "..."the implication needed no further explanation. He was back in the studio, working on new music, and doing so alongside the people who helped him craft the majority (if not entirety) of the solo discography we deem classic today. But there's one more person who deserved to be in the frame.
Nate Hills, commonly known by his moniker Danja, has been linked with Timbaland for the last 16 years since Timb took him under his wing around 2001. From then on, many of Timbaland's credits feature Danja as well, with the two Virgina natives working in tandem to create the scores of classic beats that came to define Timb's career. That includes JT's seminal FutureSex/LoveSounds, which boasts production credits from Danja on all but two songs.
While Timberlake's most recent album, 20/20 Experience, exclusively featured Timbaland production, Danja sat that one out as he continued to rack up impressive credits elsewhere on his own. But in the spirit of reunion implied by JT's gram, Danja is back in the fold now and he, along with Timbaland, is behind the boards for our first slice of Man of the Woods, the decidedly non-woodsy "Filthy." Despite an album trailer that seemed to promise a straight up country collection, the song sounds much more like a FutureSex-indebted choice for a lead single.
With JT's intended direction more mysterious than ever now, Complex hopped on the phone with Danja after the release of "Filthy" to get some clarity and hints ahead of Man of the Woods.
The album trailer dropped, and the scenery and certain lines of dialogue had everyone thinking that Justin made a country album. "Filthy" is most definitely not a country song. Is it an outlier? What can we really expect for the sound of the album?
I think the trailer is very accurate to the landscape of the project. I don't know who ever said he was making a country album [Laughs]. You know, he's always mixing a lot of different things together. It's always funk, R&B, soul, hip-hop, countryhe definitely is very, like you said, personal in terms of subject matter and the feeling of it and the essence of the project will have some of those grassroots element.
Justin Timberlake's new "Filthy" and Bruno Mars' new remix of "Finesse (featuring Cardi B)" both received enthusiastic welcomes at pop radio.
Picked up by 178 Mediabase-monitored pop stations in conjunction with this week's official impact, "Filthy" ranks as the format's most added song.
The impressive add count ties that of Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams" as the third-biggest in Mediabase history.
Only Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" (187) and Timberlake's own "Can't Stop the Feeling" (186) received more pop adds in a single reporting period and both songs launched when there were more stations on the panel.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will host a star-studded roster for its live post-Super Bowl telecast. The guests will include Dwayne Johnson, Justin Timberlake and the stars of NBC's This Is Us -- Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley and recent Golden Globe winner Sterling K Brown.
This will be Timberlake's third time performing during halftime at the Super Bowl. He was part of the halftime performances for Super Bowl XXXV in 2001 with *NSYNC. and XXXVIII in 2004 with Janet Jackson. He will appear as a talk and musical guest in the wake of his new upcoming album, Man of the Woods, to be released on Feb. 2, two days before the big game.
This episode will air live on Sunday, Feb. 4 from the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, following the live broadcast of Super Bowl LII.
Justin Timberlake Producer Danja Talks Making the Wild, Futuristic 'Filthy' - 1/9/18
Last Friday, pop superstar Justin Timberlake returned with "Filthy," a strutting single that's a surprising pivot from the carefree, innocuous Trolls tune "Can't Stop the Feeling!" In contrast, "Filthy" is full of grating synths and shrill screams. There's a pair of stadium-funk breakdowns, all walloping drum fills and histrionic guitars. Although Timberlake has relied heavily on falsetto vocal displays in the past, this time he keeps his voice in the middle of mix, so the singer and the music are equal partners.
The singer co-produced the track with Timbaland and Danja, the same two beatmakers who oversaw his 2006 tour de force, FutureSex/LoveSounds. Danja spoke with Rolling Stone about the sessions for Timberlake's upcoming Man of the Woods and the process behind "Filthy."
Were there a lot of conversations about where you wanted this record to go?
There wasn't much talk, wasn't much game-planning, wasn't a big huddle. By the time I got there, he already had a direction. It was just me falling into what he already had in motion.
In the trailer for the album, he talks a lot about the album reflecting his Tennessee roots. Is that something you noticed in the session?
I did mostly from him, his energy, how he looked. He wasn't in the studio trying to be dressed up in suits, pretty-boy Justin. He was rugged like how the trailer looks. That was the energy.
Did you feel that was a different energy compared to the FutureSex/LoveSounds sessions?
Definitely. But it all comes from him. Obviously he's in a way different place in his life than where he was at that time. It's only right that the music reflects that.
Who was in the studio with you during the sessions for the new record?
It was inspiring because you had myself and Timbaland in one room, you had Chad [Hugo] and Pharrell [of the Neptunes] in another room, you had Rob Knox and Eric Hudson in another room. You have all these duos of great producers around, and obviously for me, I'm a competitive person it's going to create a competitive spirit. If I know they're in there working, I'm gonna make sure that we're over here doing the most phenomenal thing that we can come up with. Justin was bouncing around from room to room writing and recording and vibing with everybody.
Sam Rockwell has asked Justin Timberlake for dancing tips as he's looking to play choreographer Bob Fosse in a new movie.
Sam, 49, won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture on Sunday (07Jan18) for his portrayal of a dimwitted police officer in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri the latest in a string of prizes he's won for the role.
He finds that one benefit of being an awards season contender is that he gets to mingle with other stars, including Justin Timberlake who he chatted with about dance.
"There are moments of enjoyment when you're rubbing shoulders with a mentor like Gary Oldman," he told The Times. That's a kick. Tom Hanks, who I've worked with. Meryl Streep. Judi Dench Oh, I got to talk about dancing with Justin Timberlake."
Revealing his reason for talking to Justin about his dancing skills, Sam added, "Well we were talking about Bob Fosse, who I might play. He knows a lot about it. I showed him a move and he showed me a cooler way to do it because he's Justin f**king Timberlake."
Although he's not got the SexyBack singer's skills, Sam is pretty confident in his ability and explained: "I'm pretty good. Not as good as Justin."
Just days after releasing the first single, "Filthy," off his upcoming studio album, Man of the Woods, the pop star announced in a video Monday that he'll be embarking on a brand new tour, four years after his famed 20/20 Experience World Tour wrapped.
"The outdoors is the inspiration for a lot of these songs. That's the main idea. The tour will be able to bring the outside in," Timberlake explains in the clip, premiering on PEOPLE. "How can we bring that to life? I want people to see the inspiration for how it ended up sounding. I've never seen that done before bring the outside in."
Kicking off March 13 in Toronto, The Man of the Woods Tour will stop in 27 cities including Los Angeles, Miami and New York City and end in Timberlake's hometown of Memphis on May 30. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Ticketmaster.com, while members of The Tennessee Kids Fan Club and American Express cardholders will be eligible for presales beginning Wednesday, Jan. 10. Further information on VIP packages may be found here.
See The Man of the Woods Tour dates below:
3/13/2018 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
3/18/2018 Washington, DC Capital One Arena
3/21/2018 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
3/25/2018 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
3/27/2018 Chicago, IL United Center
3/31/2018 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
4/2/2018 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
4/4/2018 Boston, MA TD Garden
4/8/2018 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
4/12/2018 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
4/14/2018 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
4/24/2018 San Jose, CA SAP Center
4/28/2018 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
5/2/2018 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
5/5/2018 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
5/7/2018 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
5/9/2018 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
5/11/2018 Atlanta, GA Infinite Energy Arena
5/14/2018 Orlando, FL Amway Center
5/15/2018 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
5/18/2018 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
5/19/2018 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
5/23/2018 Houston, TX Toyota Center
5/27/2018 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
5/30/2018 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
After celebrating their big wins at the Golden Globes, Hollywood's biggest stars flocked to host Seth Meyers's private afterparty at L.A. hotspot Poppy.
While Meyers who delivered an opening monologue that focused heavily on the sexual harassment scandals that have rocked Hollywood in recent months didn't arrive until 10:30 p.m., the bash was already packed with his famous friends.
According to an onlooker, nominee Jessica Biel and her husband Justin Timberlake "seemed so happy and in love" all night long as they showed off their moves on the dance floor.
"They couldn't take their eyes off one another," says the onlooker. "The deejay played 'Can't Stop the Feeling' and Justin immediately ran over to Jessica and started whispering in her ear and dancing with her."
Read more here. Check out photos of Justin and Jessica at the Golden Globes at Zimbio.
Justin Timberlake Gives a Glimpse at the Making of His 'Filthy' Video - 1/6/18
Justin Timberlake's "Filthy" video has the singer, portraying a Steve Jobs-like inventor, watching from side-stage as his latest creation gets to show off all his funky moves to a packed audience. But in a behind-the-scenes look at the video, it's clear that Timberlake's the mastermind behind the futuristic performance.
"Making of a [robot]," Timberlake captioned the clip, using an emoji in place of the word "robot." He shared the short video on Instagram Saturday (Jan. 6).
In the making-of clip, he's seen performing the motions that become the robot's moves in the final product.
Timberlake posted a second video of the choreography later in the evening.
"Filthy," a preview of what's to come from Timberlake's Man of the Woods. album due Feb. 2, was directed by Mark Romanek, who also worked with Timberlake on "Can't Stop the Feeling." Three more new videos, with three different directors, are set to drop prior to the album's release.
On January 5, boy band Larger Than Life performed at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh, along with special musical guest Joey Fatone of *NSYNC.
Fatone hosted the event, and made the opening remarks. They fans kept on chanting "Joey!" He poked fun at his sweater. "Nickelodeon threw up all over it," he joked. "How are you feeling tonight, Mulcahy's? Are you doing good? Are we going to have a good time tonight? I know it's freaking cold out, but that would definitely not stop me from coming here," he added.
He continued, "We had such a great time last night, so thank you guys for coming out again." Fatone praised Larger Than Life for being "energetic, great and amazing." "I love their magic and how they get into it," he said, extolling Larger Than Life.
The iconic *NSYNC band member also joined Larger Than Life on two songs: the smash hit "Bye Bye Bye" and the *NSYNC holiday classic "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays." They all did a great job serenading the pop fans at Mulcahy's, thus bringing the audience back to simpler times. They all did a terrific job, and Joey Fatone delivered as well! Despite the cold weather outside, they managed to heat up the venue inside with their infectious pop songs.
Gina Miller, 90's pop fan, remarked, "As always the guys of Larger Than Life put on an amazing show but I never thought it would be anything different. With Joey Fatone being there, he made it so much better! As someone who doesn't really like change, the new guys of Larger Than Life did an amazing job! They really seemed to fit in! I cant wait to see what 2018 has in store for these amazing singers!
Justin Timberlake to Drop Four Videos Before 'Man of the Woods' Album Release - 1/5/18
Justin Timberlake will release four videos leading up to the Feb. 2 release of his fourth studio album, "Man of the Woods." The first will be the album's lead single, "Filthy," which arrives on Friday. The song was co-written and co-produced by Timberlake, Timbaland, and Danja with additional writing credits from James Fauntleroy and Larrance Dopson; the video was directed by Mark Romanek, who was worked with Timberlake, Jay-Z, U2 and many others and directed Johnny Cash's award-winning 2003 clip for "Hurt." According to a press release, the "Filthy" clip is "a dance heavy video features Timberlake as a modern day inventor presenting his latest creation to the world."
The three following videos, which will be released weekly beginning Jan. 18, featured three different directors.
Timberlake also collaborated with Chris Stapleton (with whom he performed a galvanizing version of "Tennessee Whisky" on the CMA Awards in 2015), the Neptunes and Alicia Keys on the album, which he said in a minute-long teaser video released Tuesday was inspired by his family and his upbringing in Memphis. He also worked with Max Martin and Shellback on the hit single "Can't Stop the Feeling" from the film "Trolls," although it is unclear whether any collaborations with them will be on the album.
Target will carry an exclusive version of the album, featuring unique cover art, a poster and a digital download code, although apparently no extra tracks.
Two days after the album's release, Timberlake will be the halftime performer at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis on Feb. 4. Variety reported that he was the frontrunner on Sept. 27.
JT Is Back! Justin Timberlake Announces New Album Man of the Woods with Sneak Peek Video - 1/2/18
It will be the first new music Timberlake has put out since "Can't Stop the Feeling," which debuted in May 2016 atop the Billboard Hot 100 (his fifth No. 1 song). The infectious Max Martin/Shellback-produced dance song was off the soundtrack for the DreamWorks Animations' "Trolls" movie, for which Timberlake served as executive music producer.
The 46-year-old boy bander had initially placed his lakefront estate on the market in December 2015 for $2.3 million. When it failed to entice a buyer, the price was first cut to $2.2 million in 2016, then whittled down to $2.1 million in June 2017, and finally lowered to $1.9 million in November. That was clearly in the right range, as it sold just a month later.
While the five-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 6,314-square-foot home has plenty of perks, it also had some design choices that would probably only interest a specific buyer, or a major boy-band fan. The home theater comes to mind, which looks like the interior of a circus tent.
Still, the home hits a high note. The three-story contemporary has water views from almost every room, and includes an open floor plan, walls of windows, and soaring ceilings. The dining room includes a custom-designed "rain wall" for "dramatic dining," as the listing description puts it.
The kitchen opens to a family room with a 12-foot floor-to-ceiling window for enjoying nightly sunsets and fireworks.
The entire lower level is entertainment central, complete with music room, recording studio, media room, two game rooms, home theater, and party room with wet bar. Sliding glass doors lead to a lakefront covered terrace with tropical landscape, large pool, grotto, and waterfall.
Read more and check out the photos of the house here.
JC Chasez & Lance Bass at New Year's Eve at 1 Hotel South Beach Rooftop - 1/1/18
Brooklyn-based DJ duo Bedouin rang in 2018, 18 stories above Miami Beach overlooking the ocean at 1 Hotel South Beach Rooftop. JC Chasez, Lance Bass, and guests celebrated New Year's Eve with a midnight champagne toast and danced to Bedouin's hypnotic blend of deep house and techno beats.
Check out the photos of JC and Lance at the party here.
Hollywood's A-list women launch anti-harassment initiative Time's Up - 1/1/18
Women in Hollywood are welcoming the new year with resolution.
In response to the sexual harassment allegations that rocked the industry in 2017, Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, Shonda Rhimes, Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman and hundreds of others have unveiled Time's Up, an initiative dedicated to confronting abuse of power and promoting workplace equality.
Monday's announcement was accompanied by a pledge of support to working-class women in an open letter signed by hundreds of women in show business, many of them A-listers, in a full-page ad in The New York Times and the Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion.
Initiated by a group of female agents in Hollywood, Time's Up has about 300 members. Other high-profile supporters include Rashida Jones, Kerry Washington, Lena Waithe and America Ferrera; executives Donna Langely and Katie McGrath; creatives Melina Matsoukus and Jill Soloway; and lawyers Nina Shaw, Tina Tchen and Anita Hill.
After Monday's announcement, other members of the movement, including Amber Tamblyn, Viola Davis and Alyssa Milano, spread the word on social media. They were joined by Justin Timberlake and former National Security Advisor Susan Rice.
Timberlake, who is married to actress Jessica Biel, tweeted: "No more accepting sexual harassment and inequality at work as normal. It's NOT normal."
His wife, who is part of the Time's Up organization, echoed his message: "Let's all make this resolution for the year: No more accepting sexual harassment and inequality at work as normal. It's NOT normal."
Justin Timberlake might be hitting the road! A concert date on March 13, 2018, in Toronto, Ontario, looks to have mistakenly appeared on Ticketmaster and has since been deleted. This may suggest that not only will Timberlake announce a tour soon, he may even go on the road before summer. In that case, it's likely an album would already be out and he would be promoting the new music.
It's long been rumored that Timberlake is gearing up to drop new music and his website was recently updated to what looks like album or single artwork.
Multiple sources exclusively tell Us that the Grammy winner's single will be released the first week of January and "Man of the Woods" is rumored to be either the single or album name. The artwork on his website seems to support this theory given it's in the shape of those letters.
As previously reported, Timberlake is set to perform during the Super Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show. Us exclusively confirmed on September 27 that the "Can't Stop the Feeling" singer is headlining the big performance, and he later confirmed the news on October 22 in a video with pal Jimmy Fallon.
This month Jessica Biel was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her role in the addictive Netflix series The Sinner. As well as being the star and executive producer of the hit show, Biel also owns a restaurant in West Hollywood, has a two-year-old son named Silas and plays golf in her spare time.
With such a hectic schedule, Biel, 35, relies on her husband Justin Timberlake to keep her grounded. The couple was introduced in 2007 at the Golden Globes by a mutual friend. Not long after, Biel and Timberlake met up at a friend's birthday party, and, to Biel's horror, they were invited to join a dance-off. "Obviously, it wasn't a real dance-off. Obviously, we all know who's winning," she says. But, Biel thought, I can't be the girl who's not going to dance just because he's the best ever at that.
Her moves must have impressed Timberlake because the pair tied the knot in Italy in 2012. "We really have a lot of similarities," Biel says of Timberlake, noting that they were both child actors from solid, loving families. "We believe in loyalty, honesty. We like to have fun. Also, in the business, we're very career-oriented, and you have to be a little selfish. I understand that about my peers about being focused and driven and if you have someone who shares the same values as you, it's like, 'Score!'"
So when it came time for Biel to find her inner murderer in The Sinner, Timberlake was fully supportive. "There wasn't a minute where he was weird or uncomfortable with it," says Biel. "I think he just saw the potential, and how excited I was to do it."
In The Sinner, Biel plays Cora - a mild-mannered mum who becomes a howling killer. At the end of an intense day filming, she switches off by turning to Timberlake and Silas, who visit her regularly on set. "I'm really good at leaving it all behind," she says. "When the scene is over, I'm like, 'Wipe the tears. What's for lunch?'"
The February issue of marie claire starring Jessica Biel is on sale Thursday.
Update: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays - 12/27/17
A few days ago, TMZ reported that Justin Timberlake filed paperwork to trademark the phrase "Man of the Woods," and the phrase "Fresh Leaves." The website speculated that these phrases could possibly be the name of a new Justin album, a new song, or both. Now, another clue points to the possibility of some new JT music.
A woman named Marie-Jo Morin, who's apparently the music director of a radio station in Montreal, Canada, tweeted, "New single from @jtimberlake drops Jan. 5th just sayin." A few hours after people started reporting this, Morin's Twitter account became protected so nobody could see her tweets, and the tweet in question has disappeared.
At press time, reps for Justin had not replied to ABC Radio's request for a comment on Morin's original tweet.
Considering that Justin is headlining the Super Bowl in February, it's almost expected that he would release new music ahead of the event. Stay tuned.
Three years ago today I married the love of my life, my prince @MichaelTurchin. I wish I could relive this day over and over again. Magical. I love you babe! Here's to many more anniversaries with you! 🍾🥂 pic.twitter.com/08gayrIhE6
Strikes and spares were plentiful as the Nashville Predators and the Preds Foundation hosted their sixth annual Preds & Pins event, presented by UnitedHealthcare, in support of the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund, presented by Twice Daily.
Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Johansen and Yannick Weber stopped by for the main event, as did stars such as Trisha Yearwood, Chris Kirkpatrick and Barry Zito, plus Preds broadcasters and personalities. Scott Hartnell and Matt Irwin were also involved as children from Cottage Cove Urban Ministries and Nashville Inner City Ministries joined in the the early session.
The event raised $25,000 for the 365 Fund and has become one of the most beloved events of the season. Take a look at the best shots from the Hermitage Strike & Spare, the host of Preds & Pins.
Check out video and photos of Chris and Karly Kirkpatrick at the event here.
Justin Timberlake's Locking Down 'Man of the Woods' Trademark - 12/18/17
Justin Timberlake has been teasing a new album for months, and we found some docs that might reveal what it's gonna be called.
The singer just filed to trademark the phrase "Man of the Woods." According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Justin's aiming to use it for a bunch of things like CDs, DVDs, downloadable music, clothes, concert posters, programs ... and live performances and tours.
He also applied to trademark "Fresh Leaves," which docs say could go on hats, robes, shorts, jerseys, long-sleeved t-shirts, and more.
Educated guess? One's the album title and the other's the first single.
Justin's filing comes less than 2 months before he performs the halftime show for Super Bowl 52 -- a gig that would exponentially boost his album sales.
At last, the content we both deserve and need. Thursday, December 14, 2017, shall henceforth be known as the day that Will Smith, famous actor, father of Jaden and Willow, husband of Jada, finally made an Instagram. And he's a natural, as it turns out. Since posting the inaugural photo (a duck-face selfie, naturally) a day ago, the actor has amassed more than a million followers, gotten verified, and posted seven photos. In terms of social media savvy, Will Smith is a veritable Selena Gomez.
But along the way, Smith got some advice from a couple of famous friends. The first, Ellen DeGeneres, queen of the celebrity selfie, gave Smith a comprehensive Instagram tutorial during her show on Thursday. After the actor announced he's "finally going on Instagram," DeGeneres helped him take a series of trendy portraits for the 'gram. They ran through duck-lips, a mirror selfie, a photo with a baby as a prop, a photo with vegetables as a prop, and a #TBT, all of which has since been uploaded onto Smith's Instagram. The most popular is, of course, the #TBT, a photo of Smith and DeGeneres recreating a still from the Fresh Prince of Bel-air opening credits that's gotten more than 366,000 likes.
Shortly after, Justin Timberlake became the first famous person to welcome Smith to Instagram. He posted a #TBT as well, along with some dad-friendly instructions.
"Welcome to Instagram @willsmith," he wrote in the caption. "This is called a #TBT. Which means Throwback Thursday. Which is a photo you post on Thursdays that you like, that was taken in the past. I like this photo because it's a photo of you and me. And we look like we are having a serious conversation about something very important. And that makes me feel important."
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Travelzoo, a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, will broadcast at 8:30 p.m. ET this Thursday, December 14 a Facebook livestream of "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade" from Walt Disney World Resort, Florida. Travelzoo has been granted rare access to a unique viewing platform on Main Street U.S.A. The broadcast will feature the magical holiday parade, behind the scenes festive fun and some very special guests including pop icon Joey Fatone and a visit from a Disney character.
"Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade" is part of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom and features a host of favorite Disney characters in their finest holiday attire, gigantic seasonal floats from favorite Disney films such as "Frozen," "Beauty & The Beast" and the DisneyPixar "Toy Story" movies, and other entertaining sights like Chip and Dale leading a host of dancing gingerbread men and marching toy soldiers. There is even a special appearance by Santa Clausriding in to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
"Travelzoo is thrilled to bring this iconic holiday event to our members at such a magical time of the year. Our Facebook Live event is a unique chance for millions of Disney fans to experience the delights of this incredible parade," says Mike Stitt, Travelzoo's President of North America.
Bye, bye, bye to those reunion rumors! *NSYNC may have been one of the biggest boy bands in music history, but it appears that they have (not so surprisingly!) hung up their marionette dolls for good.
"The answer is no," JC Chasez exclusively tells Us Weekly. "I know people want to hear a different answer but we felt like we did what we set out to do. By the way, we are all still friends and we all still talk about this stuff. But the way we went about it was we had to be inspired by something. And that's the only way we would do anything."
"Whatever we do together we have to do it because we are inspired to do it. It's authentic. And I feel like that's part of why we had a connection with our audience," he adds. "[We want] to continue to be honest with our audience and fans. I would never want to take anything from anyone that didn't feel genuine. That's just kind of the way we approach everything that we do. I think if they are going to invest in you then you should be fair to them. If you're not giving everything that you have then you shouldn't be doing it. That's out of respect for them."
"Thirty minutes before a performance it was just the five of us. Everybody else would clear out and it would be a quiet space wherever it is we need 30 minutes to hit the reset button. And to gather our energy, get ready to go out there and give the best performance we could give," Chasez tells Us of their pre-show rituals. "The other thing was we kicked this little hacky sack around. It started so early that we became superstitious that if we didn't do it it would be bad. And none of us actually hacky-sacked. It wasn't like a thing we actually did. We did it as a joke one day and then the next day you do it again and it's like, 'We did it four days in a row, let's do it again!'" (Freddie Prinze Jr. in She's All That, anyone?)
He adds, laughing: "And we ended up doing it for 10 years. It's ridiculous."
As for who still has the hacky sack? Kirkpatrick and he brought it with him when the band reunited at the 2013 VMAs.
"We even did it at the MTV performance when we showed love to Justin for his award," Chasez says. "Again, it was for the right reason. When your friend is being honored and you're a part of their lives and this was a big part of his life we wanted to share that and we wanted to support him in that moment. It was fun. We did those moves so many times. It's like riding a bike. Keep it fun, keep it light. We didn't do anything too crazy. We weren't trying to do stunts or elusions. We just wanted to keep it straightforward and share the moment with the audience."