Not in the romantic sense (based on Bass's 2016 narrative, he and his husband may be starting a family any day now) – but professionally, he is – as his IMDB page confirms – a "jack-of-all-trades." No longer just a charming Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cameo, the former *NSYNC member is (not so) quietly making a name for himself in the reality world.
My eyes still well up at the thought of one of the most touching scenes I have seen on television to date – a contestant, about to part with her beloved smartphone, gently cooing loving affirmations minutes before the two were torn apart by a Lance Bass with a plastic bin.
While not his first hosting gig (last year's Prince Charming is still fresh in the mind of some), Mr. Bass – together with fellow 90s throwback Christina Milan – are breathing new life into an old decade, as they guide young millennials throw a world of blue eye shadow, 'Blossom' hats, and multi-colored overalls.
Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry
The intimacy of Tyler Henry's séance setting offered a framework to get to know Lance Bass on a deeper level. His appearance with apparent BFF Jamie-Lynn Sigler (he officiated her wedding, so I guess that's real) revealed not only that the two spend their free time attending séances together (both on camera than off), but that Mr. Bass still openly references his days as pop culture correspondent on the Meredith Vieira Show (but refers to it as his own).
Battle of the Network Stars
Joining a virtual grab bag of television randos on "Team Variety" (including fellow boyband-er Joey "way faster than he looks" Fatone), Lance Bass offered up his running legs and throwing arm in the name of some healthy competition. He even let (slightly) loose in a show of comradery with his teammates, jumping into the pool to celebrate Team Variety's victorious TKO in the kayaking challenge.
My Kitchen Rules
Amidst the celebrity (and "celebrity") contestants, the real star of the dinner party challenge was Lance's dog Dingo (no offense to my own dog, but that is quite possibly the best dog name ever), who had a short cameo on the show's opening episode.
Still, there's (sometimes) more to life than cute dogs. Opening the Australian show remake were Lance Bass and his adorably southern mother, going head-to head with pop star Brandy and her brother, Kim Kardashian sex tape costar Ray J. But the experience of dining chez Brandy and Ray J – whose sole function seemed to be spitting food into the farmhouse sink – was no match for Lance's mom's shrimp-and-grits. And while fellow competitor (and former Real Housewife) Brandi seemed determined to steal the show, playing off her will they/won't they antics with her husband's ex-mistress's ex-husband, she ultimately could not light a candle to the overpowering luminescence of the Bass family star power.
Universal Pictures announced today that it has moved the release date for the DreamWorks Animation feature Trolls 2 from April 10, 2020, to Feb. 14, 2020.
The studio also announced the ninth film in the Fast & Furious series will move from April 19, 2020, to April 10, 2020.
Here's how the studio describes Trolls 2:
Can't stop the feeling as the colorful, wondrous Trolls return for Trolls 2, the follow-up to 2016's breakout global hit about how far you'll go for happiness … and how far you'll go to get it back. Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake reprise their roles as the eternal optimist Poppy and the curmudgeon Branch in the new musical comedy-adventure from the creators of Shrek.
Walt Dohrn is returning to direct the film and Gina Shay is once again producing on Trolls 2.
Celebrities Join L.A. Loves Puerto Rico Restaurant Fundraiser - 10/4/17
Los Angeles restaurants are coming together Oct. 7-14 to raise money for Puerto Rico hurricane relief, with help from several celebrities.
Among the entertainment figures supporting the LA Loves Puerto Rico fundraiser are "Arrow" star Stephen Amell, Lance Bass and Disney star Kayla Maisonet.
Each participating business will create a dish or cocktail inspired by Puerto Rico, with the sales of the specials to be donated directly to Unidos Por Puerto Rico, an initiative from the territory's First Lady Beatriz Rossello.
Restaurants participating in the effort include Chi Spacca, Craft, Akasha, AOC, Felix, Jar, Lucques, Michael's, Osteria and Pizzeria Mozza, and Tavern. Special cocktails can be found at bars including Cliff's Edge, Three Clubs, Big Bar at Alcove, Filifera at Proper Hollywood, and Cana Rum Bar.
In Palm Springs, Birba and Chi Chi at Avalon Palm Springs will join the fundraiser.
Amell's winery Nocking Point has already dedicated the proceeds from more than 2,000 bottles of wine to the effort.
First Trailer for Woody Allen's 'Wonder Wheel' - 10/4/17
It might be October, but it's still beach season in the first trailer for Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel.
The first footage from the film, which is set around Brooklyn's Coney Island neighborhood in the 1950s, arrived Wednesday, ahead of the project's world premiere next week at the New York Film Festival.
Kate Winslet stars as Ginny, the wife of a Coney Island carousel operator (James Belushi), who meets and falls for a handsome lifeguard named Mickey (Justin Timberlake). At the same time, her husband's estranged daughter (Juno Temple), resurfaces to hide out from gangsters at her father's apartment — and, as Winslet explained to EW earlier this year, also sets her sights on Mickey.
"There was not one single moment that I was not utterly terrified," the Oscar winner said of shooting the film. "It's an incredibly complicated character — maybe the most complicated female character I've ever had the challenge of grappling with."
Following its arrival at NYFF on Oct. 14, Wonder Wheel will be released in theaters on the awards-friendly date of Dec. 1.
KSBY viewer Josh Jennings was at the Starbucks at 7029 El Camino Real when he noticed he was in the company of the Grammy- and Emmy-winning celebrity.
"I was in line and I turned around and I saw him and I said, 'JT' to test the waters, to see if he would react, but he didn't," said Jennings, who noted the singer-songwriter-actor was wearing sunglasses at the time.
Jennings ordered a drink, stepped to the side, and began asking other people in Starbucks what they thought, and they said, "Yeah, that's him!"
So Jennings went in for the selfie: "Hey man, think I can get a picture?"
"I said I liked this movie called 'Southland Tales' that he was in and it made him laugh. It's such an obscure movie, he probably never heard that before," Jennings said.
Timberlake was in the area charging his electric car at the Tesla charging station near Rabobank, about a block away, locals say. KSBY viewer Akela Dooley met him there.
"My brother's fiancee was on break and was at Starbucks. She called and said, "Oh my God, you're not going to believe this, but Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are at Starbucks!" Dooley explained. "I said, 'Shut up!' and she said, 'No kidding!'"
Dooley works at the Starbucks but Wednesday was her day off. While her co-workers had to follow company policy and leave the celebrity customer be, Dooley was free to try to meet him.
"So me and my mom, a crazy Justin Timberlake fan, head toward there and see a guy in a red beanie walking down Morro Road. He was at Rabobank. Then we see this lady strolling, super happy, and we say, 'Are you Jessica?' and she says (sarcastically), 'Noooooo.'"
Dooley met up with Timberlake outside his car.
"He was super nice. He had a cold. He said, 'I'm sorry I'm sick right now,' but still took pictures with me and my mom," Dooley said. Biel stayed in the car.
The celebs told Dooley they were taking a trip up the coast.
The celebrity sighting happened the day after actor Will Ferrell was seen dining at a downtown Paso Robles restaurant.
Joey Fatone: *NSYNC Could Team with Justin Timberlake, Reunite at Super Bowl - 10/4/17
Like millions of Americans, Lance Bass was compelled to donate blood to help some of the 527 concertgoers injured during Sunday's deadly Las Vegas shooting.
But the Federal Drug Administration prevents men who've had sex with other men within the past 12 months from donating blood — preventing Bass, who is openly gay and married to husband Michael Turchin, from donating.
"How is it STILL illegal for gays to donate blood??!!" the 38-year-old singer wrote on Twitter Monday night. "I want to donate and I'm not allowed. 😤"
How is it STILL illegal for gays to donate blood??!! I want to donate and I'm not allowed. 😤
Other gay men spoke out about the ban in the wake of the Vegas tragedy.
"Antiquated, homophobic standards prevent gay men like me from donating life-saving blood," wrote one user.
"It infuriates me that gay & bisexual men can be turned away from donating blood in Las Vegas because of the @US_FDA's discriminatory policy," added LGBT advocate, writer, and speaker Shane Bitney Crone.
Lincoln Center's 55th NY Film Festival closer is Woody Allen's "Wonder Wheel."
Woody: "The eight-week shoot was set in Coney Island. I grew up nearby and always wanted to do a dramatic story against an amusement park's backdrop. 1950 was great with all those rides.
"Factored into post production time's budget was re-creating the Cyclone and Parachute Jump. I couldn't do that before for any reasonable money, but with special effects it's now not a prohibitive cost.
"Live portions were difficult because under boardwalk sections — which are now removed — is where people used to make love, so I had to intercut other places to stick into the movie."
How's it happen that every year he's out with another film and how is it that as this one's debuting he's already downtown filming another one for 2018?
"I once wrote for Sid Caesar's live show. Every Monday, I'd sit in the room, make up stories and have to come up with an idea. I grew up dreaming stories.
"My actors in this are Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Jim Belushi and young, attractive Juno Temple. They like good parts that aren't just car crashes. I sent the script. They were enthusiastic. Belushi I saw 40 years ago in a romantic part and I filed him away in my mind.
"The truth is, I'm no festival person. Except for Cannes, I don't usually do them. My wife likes Cannes. But 'Wonder Wheel' is for Amazon, and their people got me to do this one."
'Wonder Wheel' at Rio's 2017 International Film Festival - 10/2/17
This Thursday, October 5th, the Festival do Rio (Rio's International Film Festival) opens its 2017 edition. Taking place in diverse movie theaters across the city, from Zona Norte to Zona Sul, Rio's biggest cinema event will display diverse unreleased productions and promote debates and shows until October 15th.
Rio's International Film Festival was created in 1999 with the aim of fulfilling Rio de Janeiro's cultural potential and promoting the city as an address for the international audiovisual scene.
Screening 250 movies – fourteen more than last year – from sixty different countries, the 19th edition of Festival do Rio promises to bring a lot of novelties to the movie theaters and outdoor tents spread in thirteen neighborhoods.
Besides displaying the latest productions by greats like American director Woody Allen and Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski, the event will bring diverse titles that have participated or been awarded in Berlinale and Venice, two of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.
Two of the most expected films in Festival do Rio certainly are Woody Allen's "Wonder Wheel" (2017) and Roman Polanski's "Based on a True Story" (2017). With singer Justin Timberlake and actress Kate Winslet as the protagonists, Woody Allen's movie is set in the 1950s and tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife. Polanski's work, on the other hand, consists in a psychological thriller about an obsessive admirer that stalks a writer.
What: Festival do Rio international film festival When: October 5th to October 15th – see venue for time details Where: Rio de Janeiro – see venue to check the participant movie theaters Entrance: varies according to the movie theater
Justin Timberlake's Can't Stop The Feeling! contains the most requested lyric on the Alexa device, a new chart has revealed. More people ask Amazon's voice assistant device to play the song containing the words "I've got that sunshine in my pocket" than any other lyric.
The catchy track is also at number three on Amazon Music's Top 50 Alexa lyrics chart for the line: "I got this feeling inside my bones."
The list shows that many people request memorable lines of a song rather than the title.
The line "True love won't desert you" from Journey's Separate Ways was second on the list, while "I came in like a wrecking ball", from Miley Cyrus's Wrecking Ball, was fourth.
The lyric "Once I was seven years old" from 7 Years by Lukas Graham rounded out the top five.
Thanks to Stephen Colbert, the #PuberMe hashtag kicked off last week, and celebs have started to deliver the best photos of their awkward teen years for a good cause.
Colbert vowed that for every awkward photo from puberty that a celebrity shares on social media, he will take $1,000 from his Ben & Jerry's AmeriCone Dream earnings and donate that to helping rebuild Puerto Rico.
And now even more big names are getting in on the hilarious and helpful hashtag.
Lance Bass roped in all the members of *NSYNC with his epic throwback, that also celebrated the band's anniversary. He wrote in the caption, "22 years ago today I met these jackasses. My life would never be the same. Happy #NsyncDay #PuberMe #PuertoRicoRelief."
Joey Fatone, who soared to fame in the 1990s as part of the groundbreaking boy band *NSYNC, will be the celebrity grand marshal of the First Ever 15th Annual World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade, Visit Hot Springs announced this week.
Fatone, who sang baritone with the group, will be joined by Jon Heder of "Napoleon Dynamite" fame as the parade's official starter. Free concerts at next year's parade will feature Morris Day and the Time and Grand Funk Railroad.
*NSYNC went on hiatus in 2002 and hasn't recorded new material since, according to The Associated Press. The group did reunite, though, for a one-off performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
Over the last decade, Fatone has gone on to find success as an actor, host, Broadway star, voice-over artist, dancer, media personality and his recent opening of his own restaurant, Fat One's Hot Dogs & Italian Ice, according to a biography provided by Visit Hot Springs.
He hosted the popular, long-running show "My Family Recipe Rocks!" on the Live Well Network, which highlights the stories of homegrown cooks and their homemade specialties from around the country. Fatone also hosted the cooking competition show "Rewrapped" on the Food Network, the biography said.
In addition to placing second on "Dancing with the Stars" in 2007, Fatone served as host of NBC's international hit series "The Singing Bee." He also hosted NBC's cirque competition series "Celebrity Circus." He earned his first producer credit for the cable television series "The Singing Office" on TLC, which he also co-hosted alongside Melanie Brown, it said.
His first acting gig came at age 7, when he starred with Robert DeNiro in the feature film "Once Upon a Time in America."
When Fatone was 17, he got a job at Universal Studios in the Beetlejuice Graveyard Revue.
While there, he met another theme park performer, Chris Kirkpatrick, which led to his joining the group *NSYNC. Before long, *NSYNC was the hottest act in Europe, the U.S. and beyond, with millions of fans around the world. They quickly became one of the most iconic pop groups in history, the biography said.
In 1998, *NSYNC released its self-titled debut album, which went on to sell over 10 million copies, and it won an American Music Award for favorite new artist (pop/rock). In 1999, the band signed a new record deal with Jive records. Their album "No Strings Attached" sold 1 million copies in its first day of sales and 2.4 million for the first week, a record that still stands, the biography said.
Lance Bass Has a Text Chain With His Former *NSYNC Bandmates - 9/29/17
Lance Bass has always been ahead of the trends. Back in the '90s, he pretty much put frosted tips on the map with his *NSYNC bandmate Justin Timberlake. But these days, Bass's interests are a little more … zen. His latest obsession is doga—that's right, dog yoga—the buzzy new way to do the downward dog with your actual pup by your side.
If you follow Bass on Instagram, you already know he's an animal lover and dog dad to 8-year-old rescue Lily as well as two new pups named Chip and Dale that he adopted earlier this year with husband Michael Turchin. But even the singer himself was a little skeptical about the doga fad—until he hit the mat himself.
Following his first doga class at The Den Meditation in L.A., we caught up with Bass about livin' the yogi life, his return to MTV, and the *NSYNC reunion that's (finally!) happening later this year.
I hear you're a doga expert now. What made you want to try it?
Yoga with animals around? Why not? It's such an L.A. thing to do, which is also hilarious. It was actually so much better than I ever thought. I didn't know that it was actual yoga, just with dogs running around.
My dog Chip is usually very hyper, and for some reason during the class he was calmer than I'd ever seen him. He did all the little moves with me. He's a natural.
Why do you think doga has become such a craze?
It's just a great bonding experience with your animal. When you look at each other in the eyes and you're stretching them, you bond in a completely different way. It's really fun and surprisingly still relaxing.
What's harder: learning doga or the dance moves to "Bye Bye Bye?"
The dance moves were a lot harder for me, that's for sure [laughs].
During the 1990s, MTV ushered in several brand-new genres of television and was responsible for a slew of legendary shows that shaped the future of small-screen programming: Real World, Singled Out, TRL, Cribs and Making the Video are just a few. And now that the network is traveling back to the dopest decade in 90's House, which series stand out to hosts Christina Milian and Lance Bass?
"My favorite is Real World," "AM to PM" songstress Christina recently revealed to MTV News. "There were so many different people that were on the show, and they were coming from so many different aspects of life. It was the first time we were seeing this. It changed television."
For his part, Lance agrees that Real World (peep a clip from the inaugural New York installment above) was "amazing" -- but says another program holds a special place in his heart. And it's actually coming back to MTV ON MONDAY.
"It has to be TRL -- that was our breeding ground," the *NSYNC member fondly reflects. "It was incredible to come to Times Square and see the crazy crowd. That's what you ran home from school to watch."
Boy bands and girl groups ruled the 90's -- think Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, TLC and En Vogue (to name just a few). And these types of musical acts, which were so prevalent to the dopest decade, are now getting a much-deserved tribute.
In a sneak peek of this week's 90's House -- which is celebrating all of the good and great from this timeless era -- hosts Lance Bass and Christina Milian tell the eager, millennial-filled cast about their upcoming mission.
"You are going to make a brand-new music video to one of the most iconic songs of the decade," the *NSYNC member tells the visibly excited crew.
But what are the rules for the challenge? And how does Mark -- who had quite the strategic crying outburst during Week 1 -- feel about the task? Watch the clip to find out, and don't miss a brand-new episode of 90's House on Tuesday at 11/10c!
Justin Timberlake Mashed-Up A Cover Of Kendrick Lamar's 'Humble' With 'Cry Me A River' And Rocked Out - 9/28/17
Justin Timberlake is the latest superstar to cover Kendrick Lamar's smash hit, "Humble." Using the hard-edged, West Coast banger to cap off performances of his own petty breakup anthem, "Cry Me A River," he's incorporated a perfect blend of the two that is a big hit with audiences, judging from the video above.
Timberlake has been tapped to perform at next year's Super Bowl halftime show, which might be a fantastic venue for this excellent mashup, but even if he doesn't perform this particular rendition of the hit single from his solo debut, Justified, that won't stop "Humble" from being one of the biggest hits of the year.
When Kendrick Lamar surprise-released "Humble" in spring of this year, it became one of the most talked-about and covered singles of his to date. His own live performances have been incendiary and visually dynamic, featuring acrobatic, flaming ninjas, and even the folksy, parody-cover performed on South Park could almost stand on its own.
There was even a bit of a backlash over the video and a couple of lines in the song, but in the end that didn't prevent "Humble" from hitting no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Damn from being one of Kendrick's most successful albums in a career that hasn't really seen anything less.
Brain Power Studio Invites Discovery Family To A Witches' Ball Starring Morgan Neundorf as Beatrix and Joey Fatone as Muggs - 9/28/17
Children's and family media company Brain Power Studio has sold its new family adventure film A Witches' Ball to Discovery Networks. The 90-minute live action film, which features incredible CGI special effects, will premiere on Discovery Family in the US on Saturday, October 14 at 9/8c and on Discovery Kids in Latin America on Tuesday, October 31.
This follows a US DVD release at Walmart on 26 September through a distribution deal secured by Brain Power Studio with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Inc.
Every year the Witching World gathers to celebrate all the newly inducted witches into their magical world. A Witches' Ball follows 12-year-old Beatrix who has just passed her Witches' exam with flying colours, earning the title of valedictorian. However, all that excitement comes to a crashing halt when an incident puts her pending status in jeopardy. Now Beatrix and her pet rat, Muggs (voiced by Joey Fatone) have to figure out how to set things right by solving three magical riddles before the big night. This fun-filled CGI- enhanced live-action film is produced by Brain Power Studio.
Beth Stevenson, President and Founder of Brain Power Studio added "There is an enduring need for magical family adventures and we are excited to be taking A Witches' Ball to audiences across the US and Latin America. We are confident that the engaging storyline, incredible effects and strong female lead character will appeal to families everywhere."
A Witches' Ball, adapted from the book by David Steinberg, will entertain families with engaging characters and fun adventures. The stunning CGI and magical storyline will support and encourage children's imaginations, and spark their creativity, just in time for Halloween! Beatrix is a contemporary aspirational role-model who displays confidence and determination through creative problem-solving. A Witches' Ball, at its heart, is about being true to yourself and accepting others for who they are.
Justin Timberlake is getting back in the game. Thirteen years after his controversial Super Bowl halftime performance with Janet Jackson birthed the term "nipplegate" the 10-time Grammy winner — who's currently working on his fifth solo album — has been asked to take the stage at the NFL championship in Minneapolis on February 4.
An insider reveals the 36-year-old "is finalizing" his deal, and though reports suggested the dad of 2-year-old son Silas (with wife Jessica Biel) might perform with onetime collaborator Jay-Z, the insider says, "as of right now, it will just be Justin — no surprise performers."
Timberlake threw it back to his *NSYNC days at the 2017 Super Bowl, when he appeared in a surprise Bai Antioxidant Infusions water commercial alongside Christopher Walken. In the ad, the legendary actor, 74, did a dramatic reading of the pop band's hit "Bye Bye Bye."
Timberlake and the official Twitter account for *NSYNC shared the commercial afterward. "Here goes... #BaiBaiBai. With the one and only #ChristopherWalken. @DrinkBai #SB51," Timberlake tweeted. The band's page added: "Bye Bye = Bai Bai."
Timberlake's 2004 performance with Jackson not only caused a stir, but changed the rules of the annual broadcasted sporting event as well. Following the shocking end to their performance of Timberlake's hit "Rock Your Body" – in which he pulled part of Jackson's costume off, briefly revealing her pierced nipple and right breast – the Federal Communications Commission cracked down on new policies and a five-second broadcast delay during live performances was implemented.
Lance Bass is bringing back the 90s! He and Christina Milian host the new MTV show, '90s House' where millennials try to survive in the epic era! Lance told HL what *NSYNC thought of the show and more!
90s nostalgia is at an all time high right now! Lance Bass, and Christina Milian, — two of the 90s' most epic musical figures — team up to host MTV's newest show, 90s House! The competition show places 12 wild, millennial housemates in a 90s-inspired house, where they will eat, sleep, breathe, talk and act 90s! The competition will force the young adults to officially leave their modern technology-living selves at home in order to live in a 90s world. Each contestant will face elimination each week by competing in various 90s themed challenges.
HL exclusively chatted with Lance, who traveled back in time [and took us with him] to chat all things 90s. Actually, he was with his fiends at Natural Balance, but it felt like we were right back in our TRL days. He revealed the incredible 90s icons, who will make epic cameos this season, as well as his boy band, *NSYNC's thoughts on his new gig. And, Lance wasn't afraid to admit that he and the rest of *NSYNC had the "worst" style ever, back when they were teen heartthrobs!
The winner of the show will win $90K, a Mazda Miata and tickets for two on board the Ship-Hop I Love the 90's Cruise. Check out our full interview with Lance, below; and, don't forget to catch 90's House when it premieres Tuesday at 11 PM ET on MTV!
*NSYNC's Lance Bass will give NC Pride some star power in Raleigh. The 33rd annual Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Festival is this weekend, and the former boy bander is set to host the festivities Friday and Saturday at Legends Nightclub Complex in downtown Raleigh.
But you might see Bass elsewhere in downtown Raleigh, too. NC Pride falls the same weekend as Wide Open Bluegrass, which features bluegrass music all over downtown Raleigh as part of the International Bluegrass Music Association's annual conference. Bass, who was one of the biggest pop stars around a decade and a half ago, is a fan.
"I love bluegrass," Bass said by phone from California, just a few days before the Tuesday premiere of his new MTV series "90's House."
"It and blues are my favorite type of music," he said. "As a kid in Mississippi, we were definitely into it. I was in different groups, very country and bluesy. But once I joined *NSYNC, I never got to sing that style again."
*NSYNC was more than just a boy band. It was one of the biggest musical groups of the '90s, featuring Bass, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake. The group sold millions of albums, setting records for copies sold in a day and in a week. They epitomized the MTV "TRL" generation, gaining fame at the same time as fellow boy bands Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees.
After they went their separate ways, Timberlake went on to a highly successful solo career and gained credibility for his acting. That seems like long ago for Bass. He came out as gay in 2006, married in 2014 and is known as a gay rights advocate.
But the '90s aren't completely in his past. He and singer-actress Christina Milian co-host "90s House," a competition show in which a dozen millennial housemates spend up to a month in a 1990s-vintage house trying to get by without 21st-century conveniences. The first episode airs Sept. 26.
"Since I'm the host, I get to keep my cellphone," Bass said with a laugh. "But the kids have to deal with AOL dial-up, no cellphone and all that. It's an amazing social experiment. And since it's set in the '90s, I get to play myself in 1995. I'm overcompensating with pretending I'm straight, wearing awful clothes and doing all the good lingo."
But in Raleigh, his main order of business will be to represent at NC Pride. As with similar Pride events, marches and festivals across the country, NC Pride is a celebration for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Past NC Pride hosts have included Raleigh native Randy Jones.
"I host a lot of different Pride events around the country," Bass said. "My job as host is to introduce people. But it's also to set the tone, keep things upbeat."
But he may have a chance in Raleigh to get back to his roots. Told about the bluegrass festival, Bass sounded happy about the confluence of events.
"Oh, I might have to sneak away and go see some bluegrass," he said. "It depends on my hosting duties, if I'll be able to get away at all. I do really want to check it out."
Inside '90s House, MTV's new show where contestants live with pre-1999 technology - 9/26/17
Hey, remember the '90s? Want to party like it's 1999? Good news: Premiering Tuesday, the network's new reality competition series, 90's House, does its best to honor the decade by placing 12 millennial contestants together in a house to compete in era-appropriate tasks — all without the cold comforts of modern technology.
What to expect from the show? We asked the hosts, Lance Bass and Christina Milian, to give us the 4-1-1 (that's what people in the '90s used to call for information; think phone Google) on the new series.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Is it an immediate yes when MTV asks you to be part of a show that let's you step back in time to the best decade?
LANCE BASS: Best decade ever! They asked me to do it last spring and immediately I was like, "Uh, yeah that sounds amazing." When we were in the '90s I was like, "There's no way this decade will ever come back in style, it's terrible," but now I look back and it was a really good decade!
CHRISTINA MILIAN: Once I spoke to MTV and they explained everything and that it was a homage to the '90s, I was like, "This is cool." Plus, I had a relationship with Lance – I'd toured with him in the '90s.
LB: Yeah, I've know Christina forever. She used to be our opening act in, I think, '99 so we've known each other for a very long time. I couldn't have asked for a better co-host.
Tell us about the show. You put these contestants into a house and take away everything that was invented after '99, right? So — shock, horror — no smartphones?
LB: Yes! We take their cell phones away, they get AOL dial-up, and they have a Bop It to play with. They unplug from the world. I love social experiments like this. Big Brother is my favorite show and this really reminded me of it. Just a few days in, they really started getting into this game and they didn't even realize they didn't have cell phones on them. That was really encouraging to see; they actually had to talk to each other. It was great to see just the relationships that formed because of that situation and, of course, when you're stuck in a house for a month you have to form relationships and a lot of them became best friends and then a lot of them hated each other, but that's life!
CM: Right, there's no cell phones, no social media. They can have a pager and they have regular phones that are hooked up to the walls. They have AOL chatrooms, but who wants to sit there and wait for dial-up? Dial-up takes forever.
As a teenager in the '90s and member of *NSYNC, Lance Bass remembers frosted tips, overly baggy jeans and weird pleather jackets well. Bass was just 16 years old when the boy band was formed and began its ascent to the top of the pop charts and girls' crush lists with hits like "Tearin' Up My Heart" and "I Want You Back." Now 38, Bass is taking a trip down memory lane this fall as host of a new reality series. With co-host Christina Milian, he'll revisit the embarrassing clothing of his past in 90's House, premiering Tuesday, September 26 at 11 p.m. ET on MTV. The competition show pits millennials against each other to see who can survive longest without Snapchat and other modern indulgences, while living in a house decked out in '90s style, to win some pretty big prizes, including $90,000.
An advocate for pet adoption, Bass is also busy raising two new fur babies, along with a 7-year-old dog. He and husband Michael Turchin became proud puppy parents in February when they took home two dogs from the Vanderpump Foundation, a dog rescue organization co-founded by friend Lisa Vanderpump. The adorable duo named Chip and Dale even have their own Instagram account.
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Now Bass is teaming up with Natural Balance to share the benefits of quality pet food, and that, along with a healthy diet, exercise is just as important. To celebrate the release of Natural Balance's Limited Ingredients Diets High Protein Formulas, Bass got his pups in on the fun during a "doga," or dog yoga, class. That's right, you can do yoga with your dog! This definitely works better if you have a smaller dog, but larger breeds are also welcome. If you need an excuse to try it, now is the perfect time as September is National Yoga Month.
Bass spoke with Parade about the importance of a good doggy diet, his first doga class and punishing millennials in 90's House.
The rivalry was real. Former *NSYNC member Lance Bass opened up to Us Weekly about all things '90s, including his days as a boy bander, touring with Britney Spears and his one time rivalry with the Backstreet Boys. Watch the video [here]!
Bass, 38, revealed that while *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys battled each other to the top of the music charts and the coveted spot of every teenage girl's heart, he did admit that their competition was "fun," even if he was "jealous of a lot of their songs."
"It was an outright competition," Bass told Us Weekly. "We didn't really know each other and the record label would like to pit us together like Christina [Aguilera] and Britney [Spears]."
However, Bass had no trouble deciding between Aguilera's "Genie in a Bottle" and Spears' "…Baby One More Time" saying "I gotta have my girl Britney."
"I remember she gave me the CD single before it was even out and I remember listening to it and I was like wow this is good," Bass recalled. "I listened to it again and I was like this is really great, by the fourth time I was like this is a hit and it didn't take off for months."
"I remember the first half of the tour she was getting booed off the stage, the girls didn't like her," Bass told Us Weekly. "About halfway through the tour the song started to catch on and by the end of the tour she was a superstar."
Bass will now be reliving several of his '90s memories as host of MTV's 90's House alongside Christina Milian.
"It's a game show kind of like Big Brother where these millennials move into a house and they get unplugged from the world," Bass explained. "No cell phones, they have AOL dialup have a bop-it, wear terrible clothes."
The winner of the show will win $90K, a Mazda Miata and tickets for two on board the Ship-Hop I Love the 90's Cruise.
To find out Bass' most embarrassing *NSYNC music video, watch the video [here]!
90's House premieres Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET on MTV.
*NSYNC's Lance Bass talks "Doga," heading back to the '90s as MTV show host - 9/26/17
It's been 22 years since the popular boy band *NSYNC first formed, and now Lance Bass wants to go back — well, to the '90s at least.
The former band member is recreating the dopest decade as host of the new MTV show "90's House" with Christina Milian, which premieres Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET.
And that's not the only thing he's bringing back.
"Frosted tips? You better believe it!" Bass told CBS News. "They never left. Are you kidding me? My hair is blonder than its ever been in years."
The 38-year-old has been reminiscing about the band's glory days while taping the new reality show, which places 12 millennials in a '90s-inspired house, forcing them to unplug their modern-day devices and party like it's 1990.
"They freak out a little bit," Bass described. "But it was really cool to see this social experiment unwind, because after a couple days they got used to not having their electronics and they really started having these amazing relationships — good and bad."
Preparing for the show's premiere has been Bass' top priority, but the star, who is also an ambassador for Natural Balance pet food, says he still manages to make time for things that are important to him, like fitness and spending time with his three dogs Lily, Chip and Dale.
On Sunday night, "A Concert for Charlottesville" brought groups of people to Scott Stadium for a night of musical and social harmony. The concert was organized as a response to the violence that took place in the city on August 11 and 12. The free benefit event drew in crowds from all over central Virginia.
"I'm so excited to see Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton," says Leeanna Chittum, a Charlottesville resident.
"I'm glad to be here," says Charlottesville resident Nancy Stuhl.
"I really wanna see Ariana Grande and Justin Timberlake," says Gina Madison, a Palmyra resident.
People of all ages came out on Sunday, September 24, for the concert to see big name performers take the stage. Musical artists like Dave Matthews Band, Ariana Grande, The Roots, Justin Timberlake, and others took the stage to spread the message of unity in Charlottesville in response to the hate that took over the city on August 12.
"I'm here to celebrate a new tone in Charlottesville since of late it's been very aggressive and unsupportive and divisive, so I'm here for that reason," says Stuhl. "It's a feel-good, unifying event and it's free."
"I'm actually happy because after all that happened, the rally, this is uniting everybody together again," says Melonia Polania, a Charlottesville resident.
Scott Stadium was filled with fans listening to music, cheering on their favorite singers. And, most of all, the concert will hopefully help people wind down after the events of August 12.
"This is my 26th time I've seen Dave Matthews," says Darrell Nebers, a Nashville, TN, resident. "I ended up being able to get the day off. The fact that it's for a great cause, come to see friends, so why not show up in Charlottesville for the concert? It's an incredible event. It's epic."
Performers banded together to put on this free show for the people of central Virginia, hoping that it would help heal the community following the Unite the Right rally.
"I think it's great," says Chittum. "I think it's an amazing thing that they're doing for everyone. I think for the healing process of Charlottesville, I think it's gonna help out a lot with it and bring people together."
All the proceeds from the concert will be going to the victims of the Unite the Right rally and their families. It will also benefit the first responders and organizations devoted to healing, unifying, and bringing justice to both the Charlottesville community and nationwide.
Lance Bass' Most Memorable 90's Moment? Meeting The Spice Girls - 9/25/17
Lance Bass and Christina Milian are pulling a Marty McFly by going back to another decade with 90's House. And since MTV's brand-new series (which premieres tomorrow night at 11/10c) is taking the singers to the era of "Goosebumps," Polly Pocket and JNCO jeans, we asked the singers to share their favorite moments from the very special era.
"There were so many quintessential things that I got to experience," Lance recalled. "One was meeting the Spice Girls at the airport in Germany -- that was pretty cool. It was right when 'Wannabe' came out. Also getting to perform with Aerosmith, the greatest band ever. And of course, I had every slap bracelet known to man."
Like Lance, Christina's favorite times during the decade centered around music.
"My favorite memory was making videos with my girlfriends," the singer revealed. "We would watch P Diddy videos. I wanted to be signed to either Def Jam or Bad Boy so bad, and his videos were just so lit. You're seeing silver and gold and all these amazing outfits that they had on, and the videos were so popping. We would come up with our own dances and we would record them."
If you were around in the '90s, what's your favorite memory from the decade? Spill in the comments, and don't miss 90's House premiering tomorrow at 11/10c (peep a sneak peek of the upcoming installment below).
See Justin Timberlake Sing Sam Cooke's 'A Change Is Gonna Come' at Pilgrimage - 9/24/17
Justin Timberlake covered Sam Cooke's classic "A Change Is Gonna Come" at the singer's headlining set Saturday at Tennessee's Pilgrimage Fest, Timberlake's first full U.S. performance of 2017.
The singer opened his Pilgrimage set with the 1963 single, an anthem of the civil rights movement and Number 12 on the Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs.
While Timberlake didn't elaborate on his decision to cover "A Change Is Gonna Come," it was likely a show of solidarity with those fighting for social change and staging protests during the Trump presidency; Pilgrimage marked Timberlake's first U.S. show since the 2016 election.
At the Global Citizen concert Saturday in New York, Stevie Wonder took a knee "for America" to support to the athletes staging similar protests following Donald Trump's latest comments that condemned NFL players for exercising their rights.
Timberlake and his band ended their bluesy take on the Cooke song by segueing into the singer's own "Drink You Away."
Also during the Pilgrimage set, Timberlake reunited with country singer Chris Stapleton onstage for an extended appearance that featured songs like "Tennessee Whiskey," "Fire Away" and "Sometimes I Cry."
Dave Grohl On Justin Timberlake's Guest Appearance On Foo Fighters Album: 'He Was Such A Pro' - 9/24/17
"He's the greatest," Dave said (see video below). "He's fun, he's smart, he's funny, obviously he's really talented. He's fun to hang out with. I mean, his career has taken him to quite a ride — going from the band that he was in when he was young and then going solo and then all the acting and stuff. He's really legitimized himself as an artist and a songwriter. And when he came in to sing on this song with us, he was such a pro, man — it was just like that [snaps fingers]; his pitch, his singing, everything was perfect. And then he gets behind the desk and he says, 'Okay, you might wanna roll off a little 2K on the high-frequency thing with the three-part harmony, favor this line over the others because that's the root note. He seemed like a producer, you know."
Prior to announcing Timberlake as the mystery guest on "Concrete And Gold", Grohl previously described the singer and sometime actor as the "world's biggest pop star" and "more than a pop star," adding that he'd "been around a long time."
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Grohl said that FOO FIGHTERS' collaboration with Timberlake came about because they were recording at the same Los Angeles studio and would hang out. Grohl explained, "We'd drink whiskey in the parking lot. He was really, really cool. Then the night before his last day, he says, 'Can I sing on your record? I don't want to push it, but — I just want to be able to tell my friends.'"
Timberlake ended up doing background "la la la" vocals on the song "Make It Right".
Grohl first teased fans about the collaboration in June, telling fans, "I'd never spent time with this person, and we had a blast together."
Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande and more of the biggest names in music are coming together to raise money for victims of the Charlottesville violence. Here's how to watch 'A Concert For Charlottesville' and everything else to know.
"A Concert For Charlottesville" is happening at University of Virginia's Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, VA on Sunday, Sept. 24. You can tune into a free live stream in partnership with Oath on platforms like Tumblr, YouTube and Facebook starting at 5:55 PM EST. So convenient!
Dave Matthews Band, which hails from Charlottesville and is returning from hiatus to host the event, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton, Ariana Grande, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, The Roots, Cage the Elephant and "special guests" will all be performing, according to an official release, so you won't want to miss a moment!
Tickets for the unity-focused evening were given t0 members of the Charlottesville and University of Virginia communities for free. That being said, "attendees are encouraged to make a donation to the 'Concert for Charlottesville Fund' at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation," according to the official site, "Beneficiaries of the fund will include victims of the events in Charlottesville on August 11 and 12, their families, first responders, and organizations devoted to the promotion of healing, unity and justice locally and nationwide." You can learn more about how to donate here.
'90's House' Hosts Christina Milian and Lance Bass Bring Us Back to the 90s - 9/22/17
Ready for a throwback? MTV is premiering a competition reality series called 90's House, where 12 millennial housemates must adjust to life without their cell phones or social media, among other challenges related to the decade. If they successfully unplug and sweep the competition during the show's challenges, the winner will take home two VIP tickets to a 90's cruise, a Mazda Miata and $90,000.
Hosts Christina Milian and Lance Bass gave us the skinny on the show and answered a lightning round of questions about their favorite 90s-related things.
And scroll down a bit for an exclusive video clip from the series!
What are we going to see in this crazy, nostalgic series?
Lance Bass: A lot of bad clothes and some really bad puns. It was really the silliest show I've ever been a part of, just to walk down memory lane and be reminded of the good old days. As a kid of the 90s it just felt so cool to be reminded of your favorite music and all these great icons who come to the house. It was amazing, and it was a great social experiment to see these millennials have to deal with not being on a cell phone, having AOL dial-up, and the only thing you can play with is a Bop-It or your Nintendo 64.
Can you explain the format? How is it going to play out?
Bass: If you like shows like Big Brother, it's like that. It's a competition show where a group of people have to live in a house, and one by one they get kicked out. The one that acts the least 90s is the one who gets kicked out of the house, and we do that by tons of different games and competitions throughout the season, like shoot music videos for MTV and doing all kinds of fun things.
What to you is absolutely essential for a show called 90's House to have in it?
Milian: I think the most essential thing is to have a boom box, a cassette player, or a VHS, because those are the last days, especially for VHS tape, so I would definitely say a whole plethora of Blockbuster movies on VHS.
Bass: You have to have a Furby. We have tons of those in the house. And you have to have terrible, terrible clothes. You'll see every outfit that I wear is just horrible. I cover from 1990 to 1999, so we're talking about MC Hammer, going into In Living Color and Saved by the Bell, and into our awful NSYNC looks. But of course Christina Milian rocks every outfit that she wears on the show. I'm like, "How do you look so good and I look like a tool bag?"
To state the obvious, putting on a successful music festival is tough.
The founders of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin have faced their share of challenges since holding their first event in 2015.
And one of the hardest things they've ever had to do? Try to play it cool when Justin Timberlake — among the most famous singers in the world — said he'd like to perform at their festival.
"(We were) trying to contain our excitement when it first came up," Kevin Griffin recalls with a laugh. "We were like, 'Well, that could work.' "
Luckily, Griffin and co-producers Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan had been carrying on a conversation with the pop star and his team for a while. Their paths crossed organically, not long after Timberlake purchased land in Franklin's neighboring town, Leiper's Fork. Last year he signed on as a partner and co-producer of the festival, giving the second annual Pilgrimage a considerable boost in visibility.
But this year — when Pilgrimage announced Timberlake would be headlining the third annual fest, in one of his only 2017 appearances — that boost went to another level.
Pilgrimage expects more than 25,000 in attendance for each day of the two-day fest — nearly double the numbers of last year. In fact, it came close to selling out, until the festival got permission from the city to sell an additional 2,500 tickets. (At press time, single-day and weekend passes were still available.)
Still, organizers are confident that attendees will have plenty of elbow room. Griffin says their space on Harlinsdale Farm could hold 50,000 comfortably, and they've considered the guest experience.
"This will be twice as many people as we've had, so we want to make sure that we're ready," he says. "And we've done that. We've redoubled our efforts and considered everything that could be a challenge. So we're excited to take the experience to the next level."
The Shadowboxers just debuted their new single, premiering exclusively on JustJared.com today (September 21) – and it's so good, it'll have you saying "Hot Damn!"
The R&B-leaning three member troupe – made up of members Adam Hoffman, Matt Lipkins and Scott Tyler – is Justin Timberlake's latest act: he discovered them, signed them to his Villa 40 artist development company, and is now working to develop their sound.
"'Hot Damn' is a song about the measurement of love, the pain of it feeling trivial to someone else, and the hardiness to call that out," the group explains.
"This is the first song we've ever recorded that captures all of the energy of our live show and sums up perfectly who we are as a band right now. Working with Justin Timberlake is a dream come true and he is an amazing collaborator in the studio. He wanted us to do what we do and he helped to take that vision and push it far as it could possibly go."
They're currently in the studio with both Justin and songwriter-producer K-Kov.
Listen to "Hot Damn!" below! You can also stream the song on Spotify on Friday (September 22).
Lance Bass to visit North Carolina & New York - 9/20/17
Lance Bass and Christina Milian are doing a time warp into the '90s. But how well do the singers know what went down during the jiggiest decade?
The 90's House hosts -- who you can catch when the brand-new competition series premieres on September 26 -- are tackling some pop culture queries pegged to this historic period. From naming a popular fruit candy to finishing song lyrics, Lance and Christina (wearing appropriate '90s garb) are truly embracing the fun-filled game. And yes, Backstreet Boys/*NSYNC are addressed.
For a film set in 1950s Coney Island by a filmmaker born in Brooklyn, the world premiere of Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel will appropriately be at the New York Film Festival next month. With its first trailer still to come, Amazon Studios revealed a new poster and batch of photos, featuring stars Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, and James Belushi. Ahead, see more from the film, which hits theaters Dec. 1.
Wonder Wheel revolves around Ginny (Winslet), the wife of a carousel operator (Belushi), who perks up when she falls for a handsome lifeguard named Mickey (Timberlake). But when her husband's estranged daughter, Carolina (Temple), resurfaces and also sets her sights on Mickey, it begins "the great unraveling of Ginny," Winslet explained in EW's Fall Movie Preview.
Winslet also said she and Timberlake got along swimmingly during production. "He's such a wonderful person," she added. "I would turn to him and say, 'Do you know what, Justin Timberlake? The best thing about you being in this film is that you're really not "Justin Timberlake." If you had really been "Justin Timberlake" it could have been a complete nightmare, but really you're not "Justin Timberlake" at all, you're just some guy named Justin.' He's totally unvain, he has an absolutely infuriating ability to learn lines fast, and he's an all around great person — humble, fun, hard-working, easygoing, no ego. Such a joy, really."
Last Sunday, September 17th, Rock in Rio 2017 celebrated its third day of event at Cidade do Rock, in Parque Olímpico, Barra. Having brought Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake as the main attractions, the day was marked by a diverse musical line-up and calls for social issues.
The most expected artist of the night, Justin Timberlake amazed the fans with an unexpected rendition of Frank Sinatra's "My Way", opening the show at 12:25 AM. Having first performed in Rock in Rio in 2013, like Alicia Keys, the former *NSYNC member played recent hits like "Can't Stop the Feeling" and favorites like "Señorita" and "SexyBack".
The new MTV reality competition "90s House" puts 12 millennials in a house that has only 1990s technology, fashion and lingo. Hosts Lance Bass and Christina Milian tell TODAY's Take about the show as well as their own upcoming musical projects.
Foo Fighters have released their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold. The album is packed with contributions from Boyz II Men's Shawn Stockman and The Kills' Alison Mossheart alike, thanks in part to Dave Grohl's penchant for holding barbecues on studio grounds.
The most hyped-about contribution, however, comes courtesy of Justin Timberlake. Months ago, Growl had boasted and teased that "the biggest pop star in the world" would feature on the album. "We'd drink whiskey in the parking lot," Grohl said to Rolling Stone. "He was really, really cool. Then the night before his last day, he says, 'Can I sing on your record? I don't want to push it, but – I just want to be able to tell my friends.'"
If you're in search of Justin's voice, he contributed a string of "la la las" to the track "Make it Right," which Growl said the singer "nailed."
Lance Bass talks to Jenny McCarthy about '90s House' - 9/16/17
A-list celebrities came out in droves on Monday night to take part in the "Hand in Hand" hurricane relief benefit, which raised more than $44 million for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
During the telethon, Stephen Colbert announced that Apple was donating $5 million and Jimmy Fallon added that Albertsons Cos. and Merck each gave $1 million.
NBA star Chris Paul also said that the NBA Players Association, which donated $500,000, would match any professional basketball player's donation up to $20,000.
"We come together today to love on people that have been devastated by the hurricanes," Stevie Wonder, who sang "Lean on Me," said at the start of the telethon. "When love goes into action, it preferences no color of skin, no ethnicity, no religious beliefs, no sexual preferences, and no political persuasions. It just loves."
Throughout the hour-long benefit, which was broadcast on four networks, including ABC, celebrities stressed the importance of unity. However, the current politic climate was referenced at several points. In video addresses, Drake admitted that that news cycle recently has been "extremely overwhelming," while Beyonce noted that, "it's impossible to watch the news without seeing violence or racism in this country."
"Just when you think it couldn't possibly get worse, natural disasters take take precious life, do massive damage, and forever change lives, leaving behind contaminated water, flooded hospitals, schools, and nursing homes and countless families are now homeless," she continued. "Natural disasters don't discriminate. They don't see if you're an immigrant, black or white, Hispanic or Asian, Jewish or Muslim, wealthy or poor. It doesn't matter if you're from [Houston neighborhoods] Third Ward or River Oaks, we're all in this together."
Beyonce, a Houston native, also touched on climate change, pointing out other natural disasters that have taken place around the world in the past few weeks, including flooding in India and an earthquake in Mexico. Wonder also discussed the issue, and had harsh words for climate change deniers.
"Anyone who believes that there is no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent," he said.
The telethon was also punctuated by stars including Kerry Washington, Sean "Diddy" Combs; Oprah Winfrey and Cher; and Justin Timberlake telling stories of those who were directly impacted by the hurricanes, as well as performances in locations around the country. In Nashville, Usher and Blake Shelton sang "Stand By Me," while George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett sang "Texas" and "I Believe" from San Antonio. Other performances included Luis Fonsi and Tori Kelly singing "Hallelujah," Brad Paisley, Demi Lovato, Darius Rucker, Cece Winans performing "With a Little Help from My Friends," and Dave Matthews singing "Mercy."
Originally, the Hand in Hand telethon was meant to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. It was later expanded to include those affected by Irma, which hit the southeast this weekend. It has been estimated that the storms caused between $150 billion and $290 billion in damage to Texas and Florida.
At least 70 people died during Hurricane Harvey, and 22 deaths have been reported in the U.S. from Hurricane Irma.
Read more here. Check out photos of Justin at the event at Zimbio.
MTV is hopping in a time machine -- with some help from Lance Bass and Christina Milian.
The brand-new competition show 90's House -- which premieres two weeks from today and features the aforementioned singers as hosts -- will spotlight 12 millennial housemates living in a '90s-inspired house as they duke it out in various '90s-themed challenges. In the end, the raddest contestant will win $90K, a Mazda Miata and two VIP tickets on a '90s cruise. Booyah!
So who will say "bye, bye, bye" (it had to be done) to 2017 and hello to the dopest decade? Check out the young men and women who will vie for all of the '90s glory below -- and find out their #Ultimate90sObsessions! And don't miss the series premiere of 90's House on Tuesday, September 26 at 11/10c!
Justin Timberlake, Dave Matthews, Leonardo DiCaprio and Travis Scott are among the names that have been added to the growing list of participants in Tuesday night's (Sept. 12) "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief." The one-hour special (8-9 p.m. ET) that will air on all major TV networks was organized by manager Scooter Braun and Houston rapper Bun B, with artists appearing in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. (See full list of confirmed participants below.)
After raising $13 million for the British Red Cross through an all-star concert event in Manchester following the bombing outside the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead, Braun teamed with Bun B to try and help those impacted by this month's two killer storms. "It just kind of came to me one morning, looking at the television, seeing what people are going through and wanting to try to put as big an effort as possible together," Bun B told EW about the idea for tonight's event.
As with any telethon of its kind, the next step involved assembling a list of people who could get the most attention for the special, starting with Braun.
"Whether they lost people or they lost homes, or whatever it may be, if you can do something, you should," Braun said. "My hope is that, with this, we inspire people in our industry and in other industries to do something also. During this time, when there's so much division, we need to fight back with action and unity. … This is bigger than Texas, this is bigger than Florida. We want to come together as a nation and believe in that idea that we all signed up for, that when things get tough, we stick together."
The all-star show aimed at raising funds for those impacted by Hurricane's Harvey and Irma will feature performances, appearances and special messages from: Malin Ackerman, Trace Adkins, Jason Alexander, Lily Aldridge, Anthony Anderson, Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, J Balvin, Justin Bieber, Dierks Bentley, Bobby Bones, Julie Bowen, Wayne Brady, Connie Britton, Sterling K. Brown, Luke Bryan, Steve Buscemi, George Clooney, Andy Cohen, Stephen Colbert, Sean "Diddy" Combs, David Copperfield, Chace Crawford, Terry Crews, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCpario, Old Dominion, Drake, Hilary Duff, Jourdan Dunn, Brett Eldridge, Charles Esten, Jimmy Fallon, Rascal Flatts, Luis Fonsi, Jamie Foxx, Richard Gere, Josh Gad, Eddie George, Selena Gomez, Any Grant, Pastor John Gray, Josh Groban, Savannah Guthrie, Tom Hanks, Marcia Gay Harden, Angie Harmon, Taraji P. Henson, Faith Hill, Kate Hudson, Dwayne Johnson, Joe Jonas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tori Kelly, DJ Khaled, Nicole Kidman, Gayle King, Karlie Kloss, Karolina Kurkova, Matt Lauer, Jay Leno, Zion & Lennox, Kings of Leon, Jared Leto, Eva Longoria, Matthew McConaughey, Eric McCormack, Tim McGraw, Nicki Minaj, Kim Moore, Tracy Morgan, Lupita Nyong'o, Norah O'Donnell, Gerardo Ortiz, Brothers Osborne, Brad Paisley, Chris Paul, Jon Pardi, Tyler Perry, Dennis Quaid, Questlove, Jeremy Renner, Julia Roberts, Robin Roberts, Ray Romano, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Dan + Shay, Blake Shelton, Maria Shriver, Michael W. Smith, Will Smith, David Spade, Gwen Stefani, Michael Strahan, George Strait, Barbra Streisand, PK Subban, Cole Swindell, Wanda Sykes, Miles Teller, T.I., Timbaland, Chris Tomlin, Sofia Vergara, Kerry Washington, Marlon Wayans, Bruce Willis, Chandra Wilson, Charlie Wilson, Oprah Winfrey, Cece Winans, Rita Wilson, Reese Witherspoon and Chris Young.
"My hope is that there's some young kid sitting in their living room watching this tomorrow night and they get inspired to make their lives about giving," Braun told EW. "And the next great leader that we're waiting for is some young kid sitting in their living room and they get inspired by what they see tomorrow. That would be my greatest hope... Another great hope is that we raise a ton of money."
Lance Bass to judge 'Stand Up 2 The Streets' - 9/12/17
Education has long been a hot button issue in the entertainment community and on Friday night a long list of heavy hitters, including Justin Timberlake, Chance the Rapper and Samuel L. Jackson came out to lend their support for the XQ Super School Live television special presented by the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
Hosted by Academy Award winner Viola Davis, the special was broadcast live on all four major networks and challenged viewers to reconsider how they could help improve and transform American high schools.
The show itself was full of high-energy performances from soulful musical acts to exhilarating dance numbers and even a marching band all with a seemingly never-ending parade of stars who appeared on stage to extol the need for America to find a new approach to education.
XQ is an initiative championed by Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of the late Steve Jobs. To date, the organization has pledged $115 million to support teams on their journeys to create America's next "super" schools.
Read more here. Check out photos of Justin at the event at Zimbio.
Joey Fatone part of Impractical Jokers Season Finale - 9/9/17
truTV's hit series IMPRACTICAL JOKERS is celebrating Veterans Day and the armed forces in the season six finale episode IMPRACTICAL JOKERS Presents G.I. Jokers. The finale is set to be taped in front of an audience filled with both veteran and active members of the armed forces, along with their families. The Jokers, otherwise known as Joe Gatto, James "Murr" Murray, Brian "Q" Quinn and Sal Vulcano, will compete in a series of military-themed challenges, ending the season with two separate power-packed punishments for the Jokers who are designated the evening's big losers. The special will be taped at The Museum of American Armor on Long Island.
Airing on Thursday, November 2, the two-hour special event kicks off at 9:00pm ET/PT with a half-hour pre-show hosted by Joey Fatone, which will take a look back at some of season six's biggest challenges and punishments. At 9:30pm ET/PT, the hour-long IMPRACTICAL JOKERS Presents G.I. Jokers finale kicks into high gear and at 10:30pm ET/PT, a special episode of IMPRACTICAL JOKERS After Party will break down the events of the finale with the guys reflecting on the whole season.
The event will air live from Los Angeles on all four major U.S. networks – ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC – on Friday, Sept. 8 at 8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed. The show will also stream live and be available on-demand on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX's streaming platforms, as well as Hulu and YouTube. The telecast will also be available to stream in its entirety on Hulu the day after it is broadcast.
In addition to Justin's appearance, Kelly Clarkson will perform a new song from her highly-anticipated forthcoming album. Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris will introduce country star Hunter Hayes, adding to the roster of musical performers including Jordan Fisher and Andra Day. Additionally, JAX, Ringo Starr, U2, Reggie Watts, and D'Wayne Wiggins will join the previously-announced star-studded finale performance led by Jennifer Hudson with Sheryl Crow, Max Weinberg, Yo-Yo Ma, MC Hammer, Jon Boogz and Sheila E. Five student winners of the Brave New Schools #RethinkHighSchool competition will also join the on-stage lineup.
Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande among stars performing at free concert for Charlottesville - 9/6/17
Music stars are coming together in Charlottesville, Virginia.
On Wednesday, it was announced that Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams, Chris Stapleton, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, the Roots, and Cage the Elephant are among the acts performing at A Concert for Charlottesville: An Evening of Music and Unity. Dave Matthews Band is hosting the star-studded event in the band's hometown on Sunday, Sept. 24, about six weeks after a driver slammed into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally on Aug. 12, killing 32-year-old counter-protester Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others.
Taking place at the University of Virginia's Scott Stadium, the concert will be free for members of the Charlottesville and University of Virginia communities, according to a press release. Tickets can be requested until 12 p.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 11 via an online program set up here by producers Live Nation, Starr Hill Presents, and the University of Virginia. Additionally, a limited number of tickets will be available at a walk-up, no service charge box office at John Paul Jones Arena on Friday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. ET, the statement said. Donations can be made to the Concert for Charlottesville Fund at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation here.
In the wake of the fatal rally, Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, paid tribute to her daughter and announced the Heather Heyer Foundation at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards in late August.
Dave Grohl Reveals Justin Timberlake as Mystery Foo Fighters Collaborator - 9/6/17
Grohl detailed this unexpected collision of hard-rock and mainstream pop in Rolling Stone's new, in-depth cover profile, noting that Timberlake often hung out with the band during downtime between their respective recording sessions at L.A.'s EastWest studios.
"We'd drink whiskey in the parking lot," said the Foo Fighters frontman. "He was really, really cool. Then the night before his last day, he says, 'Can I sing on your record? I don't want to push it, but – I just want to be able to tell my friends.'"
Timberlake's contribution amounted to "la la la" vocals on one track, but Grohl was adamant that his new friend "nailed" the part. "I'm telling you, the guy's going somewhere," he joked.
Grohl first teased the collaboration in June, mysteriously telling BBC Radio 1 that the world's "biggest pop star" sang backup on one of the album's "heaviest songs." The following month, the guitarist walked back that description a bit, explaining to Rolling Stone, "This person, I think, more than [just a pop star]."
"I'd be amazed if anyone can really figure it out," he added. "But it was great and this person's been around a long time. And I think I've met this person maybe a few times, but I'd never spent time with this person, and we had a blast together. Really fucking fun. And [he or she is] very talented – more so than I ever knew. But, of course, I fucking ran my mouth off; now I have to answer to it every time I pick up the telephone and I'm like, 'Fuck! I shouldn't have said anything.'"
Timberlake isn't the only major cameo on Concrete and Gold: Paul McCartney plays drums on one track. "Even if it had been banjo, I think I probably would have showed up," the former Beatle told Rolling Stone of his jovial session.
Concrete and Gold, out September 15th, also includes guest spots from the Bird and the Bee's Inara George, the Kills' Alison Mosshart and Boyz II Men singer Shawn Stockman, among others.
Joey Fatone to attend Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Celebrity Poker Tournament & Casino Night Party - 9/5/17
For 45 years stars from TV, Film, Music and Sports along with community members have come together to show support for the men and women who protect and serve Los Angeles. On September 10, 2017 they will join together again to help raise funds for the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation at Avalon Hollywood.
Proceeds from this event benefit LAPD employees and their immediate family members, who have experienced unforeseen catastrophic circumstances, including death, illness and injury. The Memorial Foundation is the cornerstone of the Los Angeles Police Departments employee wellness program and has granted over $17 million dollars without any direct taxpayer money. The Foundation takes care of the widows and orphans of Officers killed in the line of duty when they may not have any other means. The Foundation helps ensure the children of Officers killed have the funds available to go to college, and helps with medical costs and other life necessities.
Guests expected to attend this year include: Board of Directors member Jerry West, Larry King, Tommy Lasorda, Al Joyner, Arianne Zucker, Barbie Blank, Baron Davis, Beau Casper Smart, Bill Fay, Brunson Green, Carl Weathers, Chuck Liddell, Corey Maggette, Danny Zucker, Donovan Carter, Galen Gerring, Gilles Marini, Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi, Jamie Gold, Jason Collins, Jayde Nicole, Joanna Krupa, Joey Fatone, John O'hurley, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Katie Cleary, Kenny Johnson, Lou Diamond Phillips, Maria Ho, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Cudlitz, Nathan Kress, Nathan Morris, Roger Cross, Ryan Kelley, Shanna Moakler, Shawn Patrick Christian, Shawne Merriman, Shawn Stockman, Steven Bauer, Tito Ortiz, Tony Denison, Torrie Wilson, Val Chmerkovskiy, Verne Troyer, Vanessa Marcil, Willie Garson with many surprise guests.
As Roger Federer faced off against Feliciano Lopez, the 35-year-old actress and Timberlake, 36, shared kisses, laughs and cheers during the tennis match.
The Sinner star recently opened up about her life with husband Timberlake and their son Silas Randall, 2, for the cover story of Marie Claire's August issue, where she talked about how she and the "Can't Stop the Feeling" singer make their marriage work.
"We have similar values; we believe in loyalty, honesty. We like to have fun. We like a lot of the same things," Biel told the magazine. "Also, in the business, we're all 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 can find that and someone who shares the same values as you, it's like: Score!"
A founding member of '90s boy band *NSYNC and an existing Wahlburgers franchisee are scouting Nashville area space for their first location here under that burger concept.
Singer Chris Kirkpatrick will join Greg Pranzo, franchisee owner of Wahlburgers' Carolinas restaurants, in ownership of the Nashville location.
Chef Paul Wahlberg and his brothers, actor Mark Wahlberg and singer-songwriter Donnie Wahlberg of late '80s pop group New Kids on the Block, own the Wahlburgers concept and the corporate restaurants in Massachusetts. "They are currently searching for spaces, but have not signed any leases yet," said Mindy Valone, spokeswoman for Hingham, Mass.-based Wahlburgers.
Valone's comments come as Wahlburgers is preparing this fall to open a 6,900 square foot location on Memphis' Beale Street, which will be the chain's first in Tennessee. Currently, there are 17 Wahlburgers locations across nine states plus two in Canada.
"The franchisee is exploring neighborhoods all over Nashville," Valone said, adding that there's no specific geographic concentration for the local search for space.
Some Wahlburgers such as the one in Memphis have two levels, while the others are one level. Single-level locations can range in size from 1,400 to 1,600 square feet.
It seems like yesterday that *NSYNC ruled the world. But in fact, the superstar pop group has been on hiatus for nearly 16 years.
(Yes, that makes us a little sad, too!)
In that time, though, Lance Bass has kept plenty busy, including a hosting gig on the forthcoming VH1 reality series, '90s House, and moving forward with plans to start a family with his husband of two years, Michael Turchin.
On August 23, Lance, who is also an ambassador for Natural Balance pet food, hosted a doga (that's doggy yoga) event with the brand in Los Angeles. TheFix caught up with him to hear all about his exciting year ahead.
As a dad to furbabies Lily, Dale, and Chip, the 38-year-old revealed that spending time with his pups is crucial to maintaining a work-life balance.
"I unwind with my dogs. I love finding fun, different things to do with them because they're super smart, and you know they get bored easily. So we'll do hiking and running and I do these puzzles with them where you put food in different puzzles and they have to figure out how to get it out," he said.
"And now doga is something else I can do with them that keeps them very entertained. That just really relaxes me. And I've learned how to meditate, which has really changed my life," the 'Bye, Bye, Bye' singer continued. "I have a very hectic schedule and it's nice to just have a few minutes a day where you just zone out."
Tony Romo is loving family life with wife Candice Crawford.
ET spoke with the 37-year-old former Dallas Cowboys quarterback on Wednesday at CBS' NFL Media Day, where he talked about welcoming his third child, son Jones McCoy, just last Wednesday. Romo and Crawford are already parents to 5-year-old Hawkins and 3-year-old Rivers.
The father of three later gave his thoughts on rumors that Justin Timberlake will return to the Super Bowl stage next year. Romo and Timberlake are friends and also golf buddies.
"Oh, I love Justin, I think he's a great guy," Romo says. "I think he's talented, you know. We play golf sometimes. Some days I gotta give him tips, other days he's giving me tips, so... I think if they got Justin, it would be a home run. I think he's one of the rare guys that everyone thinks is great and he's super talented.
He also confirmed that Timberlake has new music on the way.
"I mean, we hung out that day in Tahoe, talked a little bit," he says about him and Timberlake, as well as Steph Curry, participating in a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, California, in July. "I know Justin's excited about his new album and all that. He's gonna kill it. It's gonna be a great one."
Where has JC Chasez been? It's the question *NSYNC fans have been asking themselves for years, with very few answers available, at least until he joined Instagram in May. And even then, all we got was that he's been in the studio with other people, and he likes a #tbt just as much as the rest of us.
But now, a 2016 film called Opening Night has landed on Netflix and it is a revelation. JC Chasez stars as JC Chasez, and it's the best "dramatized version of themselves" performance since Neil Patrick Harris in the Harold and Kumar movies. The film follows all the shenanigans happening backstage (and on stage) during a Broadway musical's opening night. The musical itself, titled Wonderland, is basically the It's A Wonderful Life of pop music, and that would've worked as its own film. But Opening Night allows a wide cast of characters to shine, to sing, and to sling jokes, and that's just what they do. The film is much funnier than you're expecting it to be, and JC has a lot to do with that.
He's dusted off those Mickey Mouse Club skills and brought them out to play here. His voice sounds as amazing as ever, he's still got those dance skills, and those acting chops are totally there. The Opening Night version of JC is a total womanizer who uses every social interaction as a chance to drop a wonderfully cheesy *NSYNC pun. He even busts into "Mambo No. 5" backstage, complete with motorboating a woman. No, really though, he's so good you'll find yourself wondering why he hasn't been in movies and Broadway shows for the past 15 years, and just might even ask yourself, "Justin who?"
JC is surrounded by a supporting cast that all bring their own laughs throughout the movie, most notably Taye Diggs as a flamboyant performer that shows off his dance moves via dance-off backstage and in an "Ice Ice Baby" number on stage, and Topher Grace stars as the production manager Nick, and former actor himself, at his absolute Topher Grace-iest. Alona Tal shines, Anne Heche serves as an actress past her prime, and some of comedy's finest secret weapons round out the supporting cast, including Lauren Lapkus, Paul Scheer, Brian Huskey, Zach Cregger, and Rob Riggle at (perhaps) his loudest.
Opening Night is just the right amount of pervy fun to make it a worthwhile watch due to this ensemble…and yes, specifically because of JC. He's kept those boy band good looks, which is not something they all can claim these days, and truly excels at playing a total douche, with one nice vulnerable moment buried towards the end of the second act. The project sends a clear message that he's not taking himself too seriously, while still allowing him a platform to show off that talent that garnered him millions of fans two decades ago.
If you're in the mood for a raunchier, even more screwball comedy than Pitch Perfect, Opening Night just might be your jam. There's a reason why this musical-comedy can boast such a great cast, as it manages to remain entertaining every step of the way. And will you be in love with JC all over again by the end of it? This I promise you.
Lance Bass Is Living His Best Life and We Are Here for It - 8/28/17
You guys, Lance Bass is having a serious moment — which is probably not something you thought you'd read in 2017. But seriously, he has a bunch of projects lined up, is living his truth, and seems genuinely happy. All it takes is one look at his social media accounts to know that the 38-year-old is living his best life — well that, and the fact that we had the opportunity to chat with him after a doga (dog yoga) class. DOG YOGA. He's living an actual dream life.
The former *NSYNC member has two pups, Chip and Dale, and fully embraces life as a fur dad — he even recently partnered with Natural Balance to reveal their new limited ingredient and high protein formulas, which is what brought him to doga in the first place. But aside from his life as a pet parent, Lance has a lot going on. He recently opened a restaurant on Sunset Blvd. in LA called Estrella, and is hosting the upcoming MTV reality TV competition show The '90s House.
"It's a really funny competition show like Big Brother — all these contestants end up in the decade of the '90s, no cell phones, AOL dial up, you have Bop Its for entertainment, that's It. So these [Gen Zers] have to figure out how to live in a house during this game show in the '90s with no electronics, which is kind of the best social experiment I've seen."
Joey Fatone and Lance Bass brought their stunning athleticism to Battle of the Network Stars, and the two *NSYNC stars recalled the awkward moment that Fatone found out Bass was gay.
"We were hanging out at a club one time," said Fatone, "and we went back to his house to hang out and party and drink some more. I passed out in his guest bedroom. I woke up at, like, 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning. I'm like, 'Damn. I got to go home.' So I went to go to his room. I knock on his door, I open up. And one of his 'friends' was sitting on his lap."
The story was all in good fun and Fatone was sure to mention that the two were definitely not naked. Fatone said to them, "Uh, let me know when you're done," before shutting the door and leaving.
Although Fatone had figured out Bass's secret he didn't out his friend because Bass wanted to tell others in his own time.
In the 90s it was a lot less easy to be openly gay, especially while in the public eye, but looking back, Bass might have changed a thing or two saying, "If I was giving advice to my 16-year-old self, I would say, 'Go ahead and be yourself right now. Don't worry about what other people think of you or what they say about you.' I wish I would have realized that I was gay at such a young age and been able to be comfortable with it, to tell everyone, because my experience with *NSYNC, I think, would have been completely different."
Lance Bass Is Calling for an *NSYNC Reunion… But Not How You Think - 8/26/17
Today is National Dog Day, but for Lance Bass, his husband, Michael Turchin, and their three pups, Lily, Chip, and Dale, EVERY day is national dog day. "Every day is basically their birthday," Bass told us over the phone.
He isn't kidding — rather than simply taking them for a walk or to play fetch in the park, the former boy bander keeps it fresh, going on regular hikes and setting up puzzles for his pups to solve with their meals. Just this week, in fact, the singer hosted a bark-worthy session of doggy yoga, or Doga, with his four-legged buddy Chip for the release of Natural Balance's new High-Protein Beef Formula — Bass' dog food of choice.
"I didn't think my dogs would be able to do a yoga class," he admits. "They're pretty antsy. Some of them started barking, [but] Chip was a natural. He did everything I needed him to do."
Bass's pets are also a big help to him off the yoga mat — when he had to have his appendix removed this past February, Chip and Dale were right there by his side, despite the fact that he had adopted them from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump's Dog Foundation just two weeks prior. 'It's so funny how dogs sense these things," he shared. "They knew something was wrong with only knowing me two weeks. [They laid] right next to my stomach."
The quality time spent with his pups is a luxury the 38-year-old is enjoying after years of being on the go. "I've been a very busy boy since I was 16," he says, laughing. "The older I get, [I take] more time for myself." Where he was once hitting stage after stage to croon "Bye, Bye, Bye," he's now running his production company from home, getting involved in the food space with Chef'd, and… building birdhouses? "We're pretty crafty," Bass explains. "We build swing-sets in the backyard. … '[I build] birdhouses and [paint them]. … It's fun."
But is there room in the schedule for, say, a reunion tour? "[Not] that I know of," he says slyly. He does concede that the guys may need to get together for ANOTHER kind of reunion, though: a puppy play date. It may prove difficult, as his former bandmates are "always in different places," but Bass says he's *so* on board. "[We] definitely need to make that happen." Uh, yes, please!
He already has the playlist figured out: "They really love blues music," he shared of his dogs. "[They get] so excited when they hear that."
Lance Bass Talks Possibility of Justin Timberlake Collaborating With Britney Spears - 8/25/17
ET's Lauren Zima spoke with the *NSYNC member while at the Natural Balance Pet Food Presents: Dog Yoga With Lance Bass event, and he didn't find it too far-fetched that Timberlake would work with his ex-girlfriend again.
"That would be amazing," he said of the two possibly doing a duet.
As for whether there's too much history between Spears and Timberlake for that to happen, Bass thinks they have long since put the past behind them. "I would love to see it happen, and I don't think it's not going to happen," he continued. "They're good. They're friends."
While Bass fully supports the idea, a source close to Timberlake told ET earlier this month that there is still no collaboration in the works between the two singers.
Next year marks the 20-year anniversary of *NSYNC's debut, self-titled album, which is "perfect timing" as the boy band will also be receiving a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Bass confirmed that he, Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone are all planning to attend the ceremony. "I was telling them, we talk daily on group text, we need to show up wearing the exact same outfits we wore in '98," he quipped. "We used to dress the same, which was so cheesy, but that was the '90s."
There are many benefits of having a dog – companionship, unconditional love, and slobbery kisses – but research suggests there's another benefit. Exercise1. When your pooch jumps into your bed in the morning, you have little choice but to get up and get moving.
Quality time and physical activity with your pup doesn't have to be limited to walks around the block. Just ask the Natural Balance® specialty pet food brand as they recently partnered with *NSYNC alum, fitness enthusiast, and passionate pet parent, Lance Bass. He hosted a doga (dog yoga) event for Los Angeles media and their furry friends to promote active lifestyles among pets and their owners.
"I try to live a very healthy lifestyle and already feed my dogs Natural Balance, so this partnership was a natural fit," laughed Bass. "Dale, Lily and Chip are really active dogs, don't let their size fool you. I only give them food that is made with premium quality ingredients so they are refueled properly throughout the day. Working with Natural Balance combined my love for dogs and my love for fitness."
Bass brought his trademark enthusiasm as he shared fitness tips with attendees including:
Keep it Fun: Create new games to play with your dog or set up an obstacle course in your backyard to keep your dog physically and mentally stimulated.
Exercise the Brain: Don't forget to exercise your dog's brain with new commands or tricks, too. A tired dog is a happy dog!
Fuel Up with the Right Foods: It's important that you and your pup are getting the right nutrients before and after exercise. I fuel up with protein before my workouts and feed my dogs the new Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets® High Protein formulas so they get the protein they need to keep going.
In addition to Bass, Natural Balance worked with certified yoga and doga instructor, Stephanie Kang of Doga Alchemy, who took the attendees and their dogs through a series of gentle movements and breaths.
"Practicing yoga with your dog is a beautiful mix in which both you and your dog benefit," said Kang. "You're able to bond deeply with your dog while connecting body, mind and soul."
Doga wasn't all peace and quiet. Both dogs and humans had fun posing with Bass while sampling the new line of Natural Balance L.I.D Limited Ingredient Diets High Protein Dry Dog Food.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler's brother is still making her laugh — from the after-life.
On an upcoming episode of Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry, the actress and expectant mom gets a visit from her eldest brother, Adam.
"He's coming across so funny," Henry tells Sigler and her close friend, singer Lance Bass, in a preview clip. "This individual would be someone who would always make people laugh and would always basically be the center of attention."
Immediately, both Sigler and Bass identify the spirit communicating with Henry as Adam, who died suddenly in 2014 after slipping into a coma following a massive brain hemorrhage.
"I wish you could plug a chord in and see what's coming through," says Henry. "Because it comes across in such a funny way."
Sigler, 36, confirms that her brother, who was a stockbroker, "liked to make people laugh."
She adds, "He liked to just be inappropriate and make people uncomfortable."
In fact, Sigler says her brother's own passion for making home movies as a child is "probably how I got into acting."
Bass is less than surprised by Adam's arrival, noting to Sigler, "I mean, he's chomping at the bit to talk to you as much as he can. It was just really nice to see. I feel like he was there with us, you know?"
"To really feel that he got the essence of who my brother was was so confirming," adds Sigler. "And it was special."
Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry airs Sundays (10 p.m. ET) on E!
'Trolls' Among 2017 World Soundtrack Award Nominees - 8/22/17
The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the first wave of 2017 World Soundtrack Award nominees.
Among the contenders: Academy Award winner Justin Hurwitz ("La La Land"), and Academy Award nominees Mica Levi, Nicholas Britell, Dustin O'Halloran and Jóhann Jóhannsson. As previously announced, the lifetime achievement award will be presented to composer David Shire ("The Conversation," "All the President's Men") as part of the #WSAwards celebration of jazz.
The World Soundtrack Awards are held in Gent, Belgium Oct. 17 through 19.
The announced nominees are listed below:
Best Original Song written directly for a Film
"Can't Stop the Feeling" from "Trolls" – music & lyrics by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and
Shellback (performed by Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden and
Zooey Deschanel, among others)
"City of Stars" from "La La Land" – music by Justin Hurwitz lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
(performed by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone)
"How Far I'll Go" from "Moana" – music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda performed by Auli'i
"Never Give Up" from: "Lion" – music & lyrics by Sia Furler and Greg Kurstin (performed by Sia)
"Runnin'" from "Hidden Figures" – music & lyrics by Pharrell Williams (performed by Pharrell
Songs by Lorde, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, and Calvin Harris have officially earned gold certifications in the United Kingdom.
During its weekly certification update, the BPI revealed that Lorde's "Green Light," Beyonce's "7/11," Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie," Justin Bieber's "Beauty And A Beat (featuring Nicki Minaj)," and Calvin Harris' "Feels (featuring Pharrell, Katy Perry & Big Sean)" crossed the gold threshold.
The certification confirms 400,000 in UK units.
"Green Light" peaked at #20 on the Official UK Singles Chart. "7/11" went as high as #33, while "Suit & Tie" went all the way to #3. "Beauty And A Beat" hit #5.
"Feels" reached #1 on last week's edition of the listing.
Some former boy band members star in summer blockbusters, some get inducted into the SNL Five-Timers Club, and some open up their own fast food joints… and lean on each other for advice.
In Wednesday's episode of Wahlburgers, Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids on the Block) is preparing for the grand opening of the new Orlando location of his family's Boston-based burger joint Wahlburgers when he gets a little sidetracked. Joey Fatone (*NSYNC) sends out the Boy Band Bat Signal™ for restaurateur advice on his new Orlando hot dog joint: Fat One's Hot Dogs and Italian Ice. (Although Hannah Montana fans may remember that Fatone already has some restaurant experience.)
Turns out, the secret to a successfully run fast food joint is booze. "We got to have a bahr," advises Wahlberg.
Watch the exclusive clip above. Two episodes of Wahlburgers air Wednesday night beginning at 9 p.m. ET on A&E.
What an odd coincidence: The same year Justin Timberlake is booked to headline the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin, the festival sells out of all of its two-day passes, as well as single-day tickets for Saturday night.
For weeks, only single-day tickets for Sunday (the day without Timberlake) have remained. If you were shut out of the chance to sing "SexyBack" on Harlinsdale Farm, good news — you have one more shot.
The festival has been approved to sell 2,500 additional two-day passes. They're priced at $275 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday at www.pilgrimagefestival.com.
This year's Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival takes place Sept. 23-24 at the Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin. Along with Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples, Gary Clark Jr. and Walk the Moon are among more than three dozen artists on this year's lineup.
You can also enter a contest to win VIP tickets to the Pilgrimage Festival at williamrast.com.
No Britney Spears-Justin Timberlake Collaboration in the Works - 8/14/17
Last night in the Hamptons: Justin Timberlake, Alicia Keys, Pharrell, Jon Bon Jovi, Mavis Staples, Robert Downey Jr and Jamie Foxx performed before a very well heeled crowd to raise money for the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
Among them, probably only Mavis had ever performed at the Apollo in its heyday. Tickets were $10,000 apiece. Jennifer Lopez was there with Alex Rodriguez, but she did not sing. She socialized and dined.
Bon Jovi and Mavis did duets on Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth" and "Let's Do it Again." Downey and Foxx performed together, along with Alicia Keys. Timberlake and Pharrell went on together. The Roots were the backup band. Gary Clark Jr. also chimed in on guitar of course.
Other guests included Chris Rock, Howard and Beth Stern, Matt Lauer, Priyanka Chopra, Harvey Weinstein, Kyle MacLachlan, and Patriots owner/Trump supporter Robert Kraft.
After the studied zaniness of a campaign with the tag line "None of this makes sense" — a reference to how a five-calorie antioxidant drink could still manage to taste good — Bai Brands is looking to cast itself in a mature, inspirational image.
But for a company whose popularity was cemented by a commercial featuring Christopher Walken channeling the boy band *NSYNC, that may not be as easy as it sounds.
"We're trying to really think about our personality," said Chad Portas, the company's chief creative officer. "We have a funny, irreverent, silly personality, but we also have a serious side."
A niche player in the flavored-water beverage category, Bai caught the attention of the singer Justin Timberlake and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group last year. The singer signed on as an investor and Snapple group purchased the start-up for $1.7 billion.
For the 2017 Super Bowl, Bai's in-house creative team developed a commercial featuring Mr. Walken reciting lines from the hit *NSYNC song "Bye, Bye, Bye" as Mr. Timberlake looked on quizzically. The play on words, combined with Mr. Walken's offbeat delivery, gave Bai a hit, but it also risked locking the brand into an identity.
"It was really meant to be a bit of a one-shot," Mr. Portas said of the Super Bowl commercial. "It wasn't meant to live beyond that."
Bai executives saw the hashtag #baibaibai spike on Twitter, and internal polls registered an increase in brand awareness, findings other market research confirmed.
"They were one of the bigger winners in the Super Bowl," said Ted Marzilli, the chief executive of YouGov BrandIndex, which found that Bai's ranking in two out of three perception categories it measures rose significantly after the commercial aired. "I think they ran a quite quirky ad, and that seemed to resonate or stand out among the clutter.
Geek'd Con, a comic con-style event that brings together stars of film, television, music, wrestling, video games, comics and more, returns Friday through Sunday, Aug. 18-20, to the Shreveport Convention Center. Celebrity guests scheduled to appear include: Lou Ferrigno, star of "The Incredible Hulk;" Joey Fatone of *NSYNC and "Dancing With the Stars;" Billy West, voice actor known for "Ren & Stimpy" and "Futurama;" Kelly Hu, "X2: X-Men United;" Sam J. Jones, "Flash Gordon;" Matthew Wood, "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith;" "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, professional wrestling Hall of Fame member; David Acord, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens;" Gil Gerard, "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century;" Catherine Sutherland, "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers;" Kellen Goff and Andy Field, voice actors from the "Five Nights at Freddy's" video game franchise; Roland Paris, "Spider-Man" and "X-Men;" and John Lucas, artist known for "Deadpool."
Single-day admission to Geek'd Con ranges from $5 to $20, with adult weekend passes $30. Children ages five and under will be admitted free and discounted tickets are available for children ages six to 12. For event details, including a link to purchase tickets, visit www.GeekdCon.com.
There will be a "bandit," a bunch of Bradys, Griswolds and Sharknado survivors appearing this weekend at the pop-culture memorabilia show, Steel City Con.
The headliner for the Aug. 11 to 13 Monroeville show is Burt Reynolds, perhaps best known from the "Smokey and the Bandit" series, as well as "Deliverance," "The Longest Yard" and his Oscar-nominated performance in "Boogie Nights."
He has extended his hours at the show from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 11 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12.
Fans of "The Brady Bunch" will get a chance to meet half of the siblings: Barry Williams (Greg), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy). For "National Lampoon's Vacation" fans, Griswold mother Beverly D'Angelo (Ellen) and daughter Dana Barron (Audrey) will be attending. "Sharknado" survivors Tara Reid (April Wexler) and Masiela Lusha (Gemini) will be available.
Some of the other celebrities attending are: Ralph Macchio ("The Karate Kid"), Lisa Marie ("Mars Attacks!"), Nancy Allen ("RoboCop") and Chris Kirkpatrick (*NSYNC). Amy Jo Johnson, the original Pink Power Ranger, will also be having a private screening and question/answer session of her film, "The Space Between."
'Wahlburgers' returns; Central Florida stars next week - 8/11/17
"Wahlburgers" is back with new episodes, but Central Florida won't be ready for its close-up until next week.
A&E Network is presenting back-to-back episodes as the reality series starts its eighth season at 9 p.m. Wednesday (today).
The show about the burger empire follows brothers Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg and matriarch Alma. The show will present its 75th episode this season.
Wahlburgers Orlando and Waterford Lakes will be featured in an episode at 9:30 p.m. next Wednesday, Aug. 16.
The episode is called "Weiner Takes All." The synopsis from A&E: "Donnie's trip to the grand opening of the second Orlando Wahlburgers is diverted when *NSYNC's Joey Fatone seeks his restaurateur advice for his new hot dog joint, Fat One's. Back in Massachusetts, Paul enlists the help of a secret diner to test out the food and service at the Lynnfield Wahlburgers."
A local reaction to the filming?
"We had so much fun with Donnie when he came to Orlando for our VIP celebration at Waterford Lakes. Donnie visited with staff and guests, then spent time in the crowd with the fans who waited all day to catch a glimpse of him," says franchisee Gina Buell. "An added bonus: Donnie surprised our staff and guests at the downtown Orlando location."
After setting recent films in locales like Hollywood, Rome, and the French Riviera, Woody Allen was lured back to his roots by the sand, surf, and sights of Coney Island. The Brooklyn-born filmmaker's latest drama, Wonder Wheel, is set in the beachside neighborhood in the 1950s, a place and period Allen knows well.
"I grew up fairly near there, and I always thought it was a very colorful atmosphere to have a story in," Allen tells EW. "[In] 1950, I was 15 years old and a perfect age to spend time there, so many of my fondest memories of Coney Island are from those years."
The film revolves around Ginny (Kate Winslet), the wife of a carousel operator (James Belushi), who perks up when she falls for a handsome lifeguard, Mickey (played by real-life handsome person Justin Timberlake). But when her husband's estranged daughter (Juno Temple) resurfaces and also sets her sights on Mickey, it begins "the great unraveling of Ginny," Winslet explains.
In the photo [here], from a scene early in the film, Ginny strolls the shoreline in hopes of spotting a certain lifeguard at his post. "She just happens to have a nice dress on and just happens to have time in her day to go and just see if Mickey is working that afternoon," Winslet says with a laugh.
The Oscar winner got along swimmingly with Timberlake. "He's such a wonderful person," she says. "I would turn to him and say, 'Do you know what, Justin Timberlake? The best thing about you being in this film is that you're really not "Justin Timberlake." If you had really been "Justin Timberlake" it could have been a complete nightmare, but really you're not "Justin Timberlake" at all, you're just some guy named Justin.' He's totally unvain, he has an absolutely infuriating ability to learn lines fast, and he's an all around great person — humble, fun, hard-working, easygoing, no ego. Such a joy, really."
She's getting candid! Jessica Biel gave Us a glimpse into her life during her AMA Reddit interview on Wednesday, August 9.
The Sinner star, 35, opened up about husband Justin Timberlake, the funniest actors she's worked with and why she never listened to *NSYNC growing up!
Here are the 10 most interesting things we learned about Biel during the Q&A session:
1. There's a reason why she didn't listen to *NSYNC growing up!
"I was such a theater nerd at that time that I really wasn't listening to either of those groups," she revealed to a fan who asked if she preferred the Backstreet Boys over her husband's former boy band. As it turns out, the Total Recall star mainly listened to music from the 1950s and '60s. "But if I had been cool, DUH, *NSYNC all the way, baby!"
Read more here. Read the full AMA Reddit interview here.
Justin Timberlake brought that sunshine in his pocket and that good song in his feet to Canton, Ohio, over the weekend to celebrate Jerry Jones' induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
But how did the Cowboys land the pop star for a private concert?
It began six months ago when Jones and his wife, Gene, bumped into Timberlake at the Academy Awards. It turns out Timberlake is a fan of the Cowboys owner. The two had a nice chat.
Jones had learned several weeks earlier that he would be going into the Hall of Fame. He and daughter Charlotte Jones Anderson already had several conversations by that stage about who they could ask to perform at their big party in Canton.
"We went all over the map," Jones Anderson said. "I told dad, 'well, since we can't bring back Elvis or Johnny Cash, let's go through the list.'
"He was really concerned about making it someone the team would love, that everyone there would love, young and old. He didn't just want someone who would appeal to him."
Timberlake's name had come up in those initial discussions. After their encounter at the Oscars, the Cowboys followed up to see if the two could get together again with a conference call.
The call between Timberlake and Jones took place several weeks later. The performer told the Cowboys owner he really didn't do private concerts. Jones asked if he would consider making an exception.
Yes, Justin Timberlake is a huge star who is extremely talented in music, on TV, in film and whenever he's standing next to his real-life BFF, Jimmy Fallon. That said, it's time to talk about JC Chasez (aka the best *NSYNC member, in my opinion), who you don't hear much about anymore.
Many fans will probably disagree with me that the now-41-year-old Chasez was the true star of the beloved boy band. But ever since I first heard and saw the five guys of *NSYNC back in the late '90s, Chasez had a special place in my heart. I don't think he ever got enough credit for his voice or his dance moves. His talent was up there with Timberlake's, and it's a shame he isn't as famous as the "Can't Stop the Feeling" artist.
Unfortunately, Chasez's fame faded, but that doesn't mean he is completely forgotten. I still think about him every now and again — so much so that it's time to talk about what the singer has been up to these days.
Jerry Jones had a Hall of Fame party to remember, celebrating into the wee hours of Saturday morning with thousands of friends.
"Well, the idea of wanting to demonstrate or show just how much it meant to me and our family for me to get to go in the Hall of Fame will be clearly evident by the party tonight," Jones said before the event, via the Dallas Morning News. "I'm not going to disappoint, I know that."
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a diehard Cowboys fan, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and even Jimmy Johnson were on the guest list. Many NFL owners showed up, too, to celebrate with Jones.
The current Cowboys roster were among the last partiers of the night, as Ezekiel Elliott and Sean Lee were among those dancing the night away in a temporary tent set up at the Glenmoor Country Club in Canton. Many former Cowboys, including Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith, showed up to honor Jones as did many Hall of Famers from other teams.
Jones was introduced in a video that included Presidents Bush and Clinton and celebrities who poked fun at Jones' "Jerry-isms," including "circumcision of a mosquito," "crippled cricket's ass" and "glory hole."
The highlight, though, came when Justin Timberlake took the stage and played for almost two hours.
"We're stoked to be here tonight. Greatest owner in the history of sports being honored tonight," Timberlake said.
The actual induction ceremony could turn into an afterthought after a celebration to remember.
Lance Bass works with photographer Dennys Ilic - 8/5/17
From his time in *NSYNC to his successful solo career, Justin Timberlake has captured millennial hearts around the world. Now as those fans are growing up and having babies, they can pass their JT love down to their kids from the beginning.
Rockabye Baby, the company that produces instrumental baby-friendly versions of popular songs, has announced an upcoming album of Justin Timberlake lullabies.
"Mr. Timberlake is the whole package in an old school kind of way, which I like," VP and Creative Director at CMH Label Group and Rockabye Baby, Lisa Roth, told HuffPost. "He sings, dances, write songs, acts. He comes from the mega musical town of Memphis and honed his singing chops in church like most of my favorite R&B singers, and you can hear it. And you have to give him props for going from boy band to a successful solo career to actor without any meltdowns in between."
"Lullaby Renditions of Justin Timberlake" will be available on August 18 but you can preorder it online now.
Added Roth, "We hope our lullabies of JT entertain the parents as much as their little ones, and that through our albums we provide a bridge between the adult who existed pre-baby and parenthood."
For those parents with particularly fussy babies, might we suggest "Cry Me a River."
Lance Bass to Guest on Nickelodeon's 'Sunny Day' - 8/2/17
Aimed at preschoolers, Sunny Day bows August 21 on Nickelodeon, and will also be seen on Treehouse TV starting at a date to be announced this fall. The show is based on Abie Longstaff's children's book series The Fairytale Hairdresser, illustrated by Lauren Beard.
Among other theatre-related names who will be lending their voices to guest roles on the project: Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Shanice Williams (The Wiz Live!), Lance Bass (Hairspray), Ashley Parker Angel (Wicked), Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Beauty and the Beast), and Kether Donohue (Pitch Perfect).
They'll join the previously announced Kevin Duda (Beautiful), Taylor Louderman (Kinky Boots), and Melissa van der Schyff, who was featured in Bonnie and Clyde and the revival of Big River.
Dates for their appearances are yet to be announced.
In what could be one of the most ambitious A-list lineups in recent memory, Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin, Maluma, Carlos Vives, Wisin, J Balvin, Nicky Jam and Juan Luis Guerra have been announced to headline the upcoming Festival Presidente in Dominican Republic.
The fest, which takes place November 3-5 at Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium, is now in its 22nd edition. Sponsored by Dominican Republic's Presidente Beer, it has long been known for bringing top-tier Latin acts to the fray. But since 2014 it has also incorporated big international acts into its roster, beginning that year with Bruno Mars.
This year's fest, which is shaping up to be the highest-profile in recent memory, will also feature performances by Wisin, Zion y Lennox, Ozuna, Farruko, Bad Bunny and Bryant Myers, among others. Aside from Guerra, other local acts slated to perform include Chiquito Team Band, Mozart la Para and El Lápiz Conciente.
The fest is produced by promoted by Pablo Pou of Pav Event. The company also owns and stages Barbarella and Electric Paradise, two major EDM fests in Dominican Republic.
Reminder: 'Opening Night' available on Netflix on August 1 - 7/31/17
"Closer" officially improved to 11x platinum, while "Can't Stop The Feeling" received a 7x platinum award. Auspop/ARIA Chart Watch first reported the news.
The accreditations confirm at least 770,000 and 490,000 units, respectively.
— This week was a big one when it comes to certifications for The Chainsmokers. In addition to the new prize for "Closer," The Chainsmokers earned a 4x platinum award for "Something Just Like This" and a 3x platinum certification for "Paris."
Amazon Moves Into Self-Distribution With Woody Allen's 'Wonder Wheel' - 7/28/17
Amazon Studios is moving full steam ahead into film distribution.
The streaming giant behind such films as Manchester by the Sea and The Big Sick will self-distribute Woody Allen's upcoming film, Wonder Wheel, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
It's a significant step for Amazon, which has previously partnered with traditional distributors like Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate to put its films into theaters. Amazon's Bob Berney has always played a key role in the marketing of its films, but until now, the company has never had the infrastructure in place to book theaters and physically distribute movies. The company has been quietly building out a team of executives who could do just that.
With Wonder Wheel, Amazon joins companies, such as Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures, that are beefing up their ranks and rivaling the established studios, particularly in the area of mid-budget non-tentpoles, a section of the business that has been largely ceded by the major studios.
Amazon is planning a Dec. 1 release, right in the heart of the awards-season fray. Prior to that, the film, which stars Kate Winslet, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake and James Belushi, will close out the New York Film Festival in October.
Amazon has been in business with Allen on two other projects: the 2016 Cannes premiere Cafe Society and the TV series Crisis in Six Scenes. Given the shorthand the company has developed with the director, he offers a natural fit for delving into a new area of the film business.
Wonder Wheel is a period drama set in New York in the 1950s. In addition to directing the pic, Allen wrote the screenplay.
At this point, Amazon has no other films that will be self-distributed, but that will likely change in the coming months.
*NSYNC's Joey Fatone Bites Into the Hot Dog Business - 7/28/17
After being part of a mega successful act like *NSYNC and scoring acclaim in such popular films as My Big Fat Greek Wedding, why go into the food business?
It's always something I wanted to do. I always wanted something to call my own. I was on a couple cooking shows and on Rachael Ray. I was in Chicago and saw that there is a company called Chubby Wieners. I thought that's a pretty funny name. I did some research and decided to open up my own place and call it Fat One's. Being from Brooklyn, I always was about getting a slice of pizza or a hot dog or an Italian ice. I'm not reinventing the hot dog but I am working on combinations of the flavors you put on the hot dog.
What does the word entrepreneur mean to you?
It means thinking outside the box. It's about being savvy and getting things done. You're the boss. Being an entrepreneur means that I'm on a rollercoaster. It goes up and down. I'm relatively new at this but I love it.
You've been smart to cross-market. You've been in bed, so to speak, with fellow boy band alum Donnie Wahlberg.
There's an episode of Wahlburgers in which Donnie stops at Fat One's and I went to Wahlburgers. It's about helping each other out.
What failure did you learn from?
Making round pizza in the stove was a failure. It wasn't executed well. You learn from your failures. You learn not to make the same mistakes. You see what else you can do to make something work.
Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel will close out the 2017 New York Film Festival.
Sources say the film, which stars Kate Winslet, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake and James Belushi, has been selected by the fest, which is often seen as a springboard for awards-season play. Last year, Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea screened during the event, which opened with Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th and closed with the Charlie Hunnam-starrer The Lost City of Z. Winslet, who is working with Allen for the first time, is said to give an awards-friendly performance in Wonder Wheel.
As with all Allen films, not much is known about the plot of Wonder Wheel, but it is described as a period drama set in New York in the 1950s. In addition to directing the pic, Allen wrote the screenplay.
Allen's most recent film, Cafe Society, premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. But the New York Film Festival is home turf for the native New Yorker, who shot Wonder Wheel in the city.
This year, Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying will serve as the opening-night film for the 55th incarnation of the festival, which is set to run Sept. 28-Oct. 15.
Wonder Wheel will be released theatrically by Amazon Studios and an unnamed distribution partner on Dec. 1, a plum date for Oscar consideration.
Amazon is poised for a strong showing at the festival. The studio is behind Last Flag Flying and Todd Haynes's Wonderstruck, which also is in the lineup.
Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake Broke Into a House With Jimmy Fallon - 7/27/17
Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon did more than just go bro-biking during Memorial Day weekend in the Hamptons. The best friends actually broke into a house.
Fallon, 42, and Jessica Biel recalled the situation while the Sinners actress, 35, appeared on The Tonight Show on Tuesday, July 25. The foursome — including Fallon's wife, Nancy Juvonen — decided to check out an open house. But they soon realized that there was no real estate agent on the property.
"Nancy and I were hoping to go in and so we dragged you guys," Biel said. Timberlake, 36, and Fallon arrived a few minutes later (after bro-biking on their own for a bit) and noticed Biel and Juvonen, 50, inside the home. Biel said she checked every single door until she found one that was unlocked.
"We got out and were looking for you guys and your bikes were around the house," Fallon added.
Uninvited, the group decided to stick around for a while. They checked out every room, including the basement and pool house. The result? They were quite impressed!
Earlier in the day, the former boy bander and Fallon got Biel to film their hilarious bro-biking moment, which Timberlake shared on social media in May. "We thought it would be funny if you filmed this. We were doing it and one time Justin said, 'Don't ring the bell.' And then we go by and we didn't ring the bell and when we watched it back we could hear Justin directing at me — yelling at me!" Fallon said. "And we were like, 'Jessica, do you mind doing it again?'"
The couples — or at least, Biel — was prepared during their bike ride. "That is mom style. I do not leave the house [without snacks]," she said. "I'm gonna have pretzels, veggie sticks, apple, string cheese. I'm gonna have supplies! You will always have snacks if you're rolling with me."
She joked: "I would ring my bell and circle back around on my bike and get a handful and just drop it into Frannie's hand."
Fallon and Juvonen are parents of daughters Winnie, 4, and Frances, 2. Timberlake and the 7th Heaven alum share 2-year-old son Silas.
"He dresses like he's going to a club or something. He's the coolest kid. I felt intimidated hanging out with him," Fallon joked of Silas. Biel replied: "I feel a little intimidated by him, too. I mean, it's kind of like a mini Justin. It's his style. He's got, like, a daddy swagger."
Justin Timberlake To Perform at Festival Presidente in the Dominican Republic - 7/27/17
Dominican Republic, are y'all ready?! Justin Timberlake is scheduled to perform at this years Festival Presidente in Santo Domingo's Estadio Olimpico.
This year is the festival's 20th anniversary, and you better believe they're going to celebrate. According to CND (Cervecería Nacional Dominicana) president Franklin León, this year's festival will be "the biggest and boldest Presidente Fest Season of all time," providing "music, excitement, innovation and all the out of this world experiences we have to offer."
With JT as headliner, they're already on the right track.
He's only 2 years old, but Silas Timberlake is one fashionable tot — thanks to his dad.
Jessica Biel visited "The Tonight Show" Tuesday and confessed that she feels "a little intimidated" by the amount of cool going on in her household between Silas and her hit-maker husband, Justin Timberlake.
"(He's) kind of like a mini Justin," she said of her son. "It's his style. He's got, like, a daddy swagger. You know what I mean?"
Host Jimmy Fallon knew exactly what she meant. He's practically part of the family, what with his enduring friendship with the singer, and he's seen that second-generation swagger for himself.
"Things match and he looks cool, and he's on the list," Fallon joked.
"I'm definitely not on the list," Biel shot back.
And she wasn't just talking about the cool-kid list. After a round of charades on the show, she wasn't so sure she'd be on the list to get back into her own house.
Fallon and Biel faced off against his fellow guests, Matt Bomer and Kelsea Ballerini, and when the guys acted out the title of Timberlake's "Cry Me a River" for their game partners, it didn't go so well for "The Sinner" star.
Ballerini guessed the song title and shouted to an embarrassed Biel, "You know him!"
"Am I going to get divorced?!" Biel mused as crowd laughed.
Here's what's going on in the *NSYNC group text - 7/23/17
"Son of a bitches," Fatone joked, adding that their group chat is pretty much like a bulletin board. "Things get thrown up there and then whether we look at it or not, we know what's going on."
He said Kirkpatrick revealed the sex of his unborn baby to the guys through the chat earlier this year.
Fatone also described one instance when, because of the group text, all five of them were all able to wish an *NSYNC fan with Down Syndrome a happy birthday.
"I think somebody asked Chris if he minded saying 'happy birthday' to a friend," he said, "It just happened to be perfect timing because he's like … 'Maybe Joey will say happy birthday to her.' Then he went, 'Maybe JC will do it, maybe Justin will do it.'"
Fatone, 40, continued, "It was cute because he showed us a video of her looking at all of us saying 'happy birthday' one by one. They were all individual, but it was every guy. So she got all five of us saying 'happy birthday,' which is a rarity. That doesn't come very often."
The five band members reunited last August for Chasez's 40th birthday. They also performed together at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
Review: Larger Than Life delights at Mulcahy's, *NSYNC's Joey Fatone hosts - 7/23/17
On July 21, it was a special 90's night at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall, with boy band Larger Than Life, and guest host Joey Fatone from *NSYNC.
When he took the stage, Fatone's appearance was met with a raucous response. "Hello. Welcome to Mulcahy's! How's everybody doing tonight. Welcome to 90's night," Fatone said. "I feel fucking old. How many people are born in the 90's? 70's? Cause I'm 1977."
Joey Fatone continued, "Thank you guys for coming out tonight. I'm excited to be here on Long Island, of course. Long Island is like my second home. We have a great show for you guys."
"These guys are absolutely amazing," Fatone said, about Larger Than Life. "How many people remember the 90's music?" the veteran boy band member inquired.
Larger Than Life took the stage and sang their rocking boy band cover tunes from such artists as Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Temptations, 98 Degrees ("Because of You"), BBMak ("Back Here"), but the highlight surprise of the night was when Fatone got up on stage with Larger Than Life and sang a nostalgic version of "Bye Bye Bye," with them, and the crowd went nuts. At that moment, the audience was reliving their childhood, and it was a dream for the boy band cover group to sing with their musical influence, Joey Fatone. They exchanged hugs with Fatone, who in return praised them for their talent. "How great are these guys huh?" Fatone said.
Move over, Nathan's: Joey Fatone is looking to expand his hot dog business.
The former *NSYNC band member, who already owns a hot dog stand called Fat One's in Orlando, told Page Six on Thursday he's ready to open two or three more locations in Florida and hopes to expand elsewhere.
"I'd love to branch out into [New York City] and also Brooklyn or Bensonhurst, the neighborhood where I was born," he told us. "There are endless places, but it's a matter of finding a good place that would fit the Fat One's brand."
Fatone, 40, also told us he's in talks with production companies for a TV series, and that Fat One's could be hitting the road in a food truck.
"I want to travel across country to spread the word about Fat One's, but also get an insight on areas and locations to possibly open [stores]," he said.
Fans can also expect to see the singer on another foodie reality show. Fatone revealed to us that he shot scenes for an episode of "Wahlburgers" with Donnie Wahlberg.
He said there have been talks of cross-promotions between the two companies, but nothing set in stone.
"There were so many people asking us, 'Hey, open up a store here, open up a store there,'" he told us, "So in the meantime, since we don't have a store in their city or their state, we're actually going to have them be able to order [them]."
He added, "I've been very excited about it and just trying to get the word out there."
ESPN To Present Highlights From Third Annual Sports Humanitarian Awards July 25 - 7/21/17
ESPN will showcase highlights from the Sports Humanitarian Awards presented by ESPN and sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb Tuesday, July 25, during a special one-hour program at 7 p.m. ET. The third annual event, held last week at the L.A. LIVE's The Novo, celebrated and honored leagues, teams, individuals and members of the sporting community that have used the power of sport to make a positive impact on society.
The evening opened with a video tribute to Muhammad Ali, written by ESPN's Tom Rinaldi and voiced by Laila Ali. The top award for an athlete was renamed this year after Ali, as the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award. Laila Ali returned for the third time as host alongside first-time co-host Mike Greenberg, and the event closed with a live performance by Grammy Award winner Patti LaBelle. Laila Ali captured her father's legacy of humanitarianism when she quoted him in her opening remarks: "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."
More than $1.1 million was raised through the Sports Humanitarian Awards, which will benefit the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund at The V Foundation. Said Teresa Bitetti, senior vice president, US Oncology, Bristol-Myers Squibb, "We've made significant progress for cancer patients by advancing treatments and supportive resources, but the unfortunate reality is that not everyone receives the same level of care. The Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund aims to close disparities in care by taking where you live and how much you make out of the care equation."
Additionally, ESPN will grant an additional $1 million to the charities of the nominees and winners. In total, more than $2 million will be distributed to the community as a result of the initiative. The winners and honorees were able to direct a $100,000 grant from ESPN to a qualified charity related to the award-winning humanitarian efforts. Each finalist will be able to direct a $25,000 grant to the charity related to their award-winning efforts.
During the event, winners were honored from four award categories – the newly renamed Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year, Corporate Community Impact Award and League Humanitarian Leadership Award. Additionally, three Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award honorees also were recognized.
Presenters included Laila Ali, George Takei, Lance Bass, Angie Harmon, Tony Hawk, Ronda Rousey, Katie Couric, Omari Hardwick and Ibtihaj Muhammad.
Totally tearing' up our hearts. *NSYNC may have disbanded in 2002, but the former boy banders still make an effort to catch up.
"There's an *NSYNC group text," Chris Kirkpatrick exclusively told Us Weekly following an episode of ABC's Boy Band in L.A. on July 13. "There's probably a text with every combination. There is one with all five of us and then there is one with every combination for things like when we had JC [Chasez]'s surprise birthday there was the four of us without JC. When we had Joey's birthday, it was four of us without Joey. There could be one about me. I don't know. They might talk smack about me like, 'Oh my God. Did you see Chris yesterday? What an idiot.'"
So, what do the guys chat about? Apparently, it's all jokes and emojis. "It's a lot of making fun of each other about little things that we'll see. It's a lot about people that we've run into, that the band has run into saying, 'Look who I just saw' or memories that we have like, 'Hey I was just thinking about this,'" Kirkpatrick, 45, revealed. "Or just a general, 'Hey we haven't talked in a couple days, what's going on? What are you guys doing? Who is in town?'" he added. "Lance [Bass] is pretty good at the weird emojis."
Kirkpatrick — along with Chasez, 40, Bass, 38, Justin Timberlake and Joey Fatone — formed the group in 1995. Although they've gone their separate ways, they performed together for Timberlake's Video Vanguard Award medley at the MTV Video Music Awards in August 2013. Last August, they reunited for Chasez's birthday at L.A.'s Nice Guy.
The stars have all supported each other through the years — from onstage to parenthood. Kirkpatrick, who is expecting his first child with wife Karly, recently received some baby gifts from Bass.
"I just got two giant deliveries from Lance. He got us a high chair and a carrier or something," he told Us. "I'm clueless about this part of the process. My wife knows exactly everything. Lance has sent us some stuff and I know the rest of the guys are gearing up to send us stuff."
Timberlake, 36, recently gave Kirkpatrick parenting advice, too. "Justin told me a million times, 'Your life is going to change,'" he recalled. "[He warned] that, 'Now whenever you are changing a diaper and things like that, there is a weapon that is out there and it's going to go. Wrap things in plastic, be ready for anything.'"
He added: "He's loving it because he's telling me all this crazy stuff and he's like, 'Just trust me on this one.'"
The "Mirrors" singer and Jessica Biel are parents of son Silas, 2. When asked if he thinks that means that Timberlake has been peed on while changing diapers, Kirkpatrick joked: "I can't say for sure but I can say probably. I can say it's a great possibility."
The new season of Wahlburgers, about the famous Wahlberg brothers and their burger chain restaurant, starts up Aug. 9 on A&E. Brothers Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg star in the series, as does their mother, Alma. The show marks its 75th episode this season.
The season starts off with Mark, Donnie and Paul doing a deal to open 300 locations across the globe. Highlights include a visit from former *NSYNC member Joey Fatone, who seeks out Donnie for restaurant advice; Mark teaming up with Hasbro to create a "Paul Wahl" action figure; and Donnie tapping tour mates Boyz II Men to taste test Jenny McCarthy's new vodka line. Penn & Teller liven up Mark's Las Vegas Wahlburgers VIP party.
One baby is going to have an awesome moment to look back in the years to come all thanks to Justin Timberlake!
While playing in another round of the American Century Championship golf event on Sunday (July 16) in Lake Tahoe, a fan asked several celebs to hold up his baby.
After Stephen Curry and Tony Romo both passed, JT accepted the request and posed for a photo with the baby. He then held the kid up in the air while chanting Rafiki's verse from "The Circle of Life" in The Lion King!
Watch the video below from TMZ.
Joey Fatone at DJ Irie's Star-Studded Weekend - 7/17/17
Miami's favorite DJ, DJ IRIE just wrapped up his star-studded IRIE Weekend, now in its 13th year. The action-packed four-day series of charity events ran from June 29th – July 2nd with all proceeds going to the IRIE Foundation which works to empower South Florida's youth. From Guy Fieri to Kevin Hart, this year's IRIE Weekend was the biggest to date.
Events included a golf clinic for the kids of Irie Foundation, the Under Armour celebrity golf tournament, The One Beat Gala with a surprise performance by Nelly, Aquafina's pool party and a birthday brunch for funny man, Kevin Hart.
Aside from the aforementioned celebrities, other stars in attendance throughout the weekend included: Anthony Mackie, Chanel Iman, Joey Fatone, T.I., Future, Christina Milian, Shawn Marion, Daymond John, Gary Sheffield, Alonzo Mourning, OT Genasis, Sterling Shepard, Hassan Whiteside, Rashad McCants and Shemar Moor.
All proceeds from the weekend's events will support the "IRIE Rhythms Academy" – a brand new community complex for South Florida's at-risk children where they can receive free music lessons and training.
The IRIE Foundation seeks to empower South Florida's at-risk youth to lead productive lives through mentorship programs, cultural experiences and scholarship opportunities. By following the young people it serves from middle school through high school, the Foundation's ultimate goal is to inspire and encourage its students to graduate high school, pursue higher education and develop into successful adults.
Reminder: Chris Kirkpatrick & Joey Fatone on 'Celebrity Family Feud' tonight - 7/16/17
The former boy band member has some bad news for all die-hard *NSYNC fans. According to the 38-year-old, the group is never ever getting back together. Lance recently sat down with In Touch to chat about his current life and also why the '90s group will have to live only in our memories.
While other groups like the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on The Block have reunited, Lance explained that Justin Timberlake is the reason their group never will. "There's just no way *NSYNC is ever getting back together," he exclusively told In Touch. "Having such talent in the group was a blessing and a curse!"
A curse? We love you Lance, but calling Justin a curse is a little hard to believe. At least the fact that the guys don't want to reunite isn't because of their lack of closeness. It seems like they're all still friends with each other and even family in a way.
"Joey [Fatone]'s daughter is my goddaughter, so we're hooked for life," he continued. "We're like 13-year-olds. We're in a big text group. We talk daily and give each other s--t, which is always really fun."
While we'd love to have access to that group chat, the fact that the guys have kept in contact after all these years really means the chemistry they had together was real. It wasn't just manufactured pop magic. And because of that, no matter what Lance says, we're holding out hope that one day they will get back together again!
Because honestly *NSYNC, we want you back.
Director Isaac Rentz talks 'Opening Night' and JC Chasez - 7/15/17
Isaac Rentz's body of work includes music videos for groups such as Cage The Elephant, Paramore, Tegan and Sara, Eminem and Linkin Park, as well as promotional campaigns for Red Stripe, Xbox, and Nintendo. In 2011, Rentz directed a promotional music video for the feature film Take Me Home Tonight. The video featured actors Topher Grace, Anna Faris, and Demetri Martin reenacting iconic scenes from classic 80s films. He recently directed the acclaimed feature film OPENING NIGHT, an independent musical comedy starring Topher Grace, Taye Diggs, Anne Heche, Rob Riggle, Alona Tal, and Lauren Lapkus. It debuted at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival. The film is a film about a failed Broadway singer (Grace) who now works as a production manager and must save opening night on his new production by wrangling his eccentric cast and crew.
JC Chasez seems to have a self-deprecating sense of humor that was necessary for the role. Was it written for him or did you just need to find a former pop star who was willing and capable?
That part was hard to cast because the actor needed to be a person who could play themselves, was willing to joke about their career, and was able to sing and dance. There are maybe 10 people in Hollywood who fit that description. JC was perfect because he was so willing to put himself out there. In the movie he plays a creepy version of himself, but in real life he's a very thoughtful, down-to-earth guy. It was so surreal to direct musical sequences starring someone I used to watch on TRL when I was a kid.
Just days after New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg left a $2,000 tip at a Charlotte Waffle House comes news that *NSYNC's Lance Bass showed up at a Boone bowling alley.
10 High Country Lanes posted a photo of Bass with a staff member on its Facebook page July 6.
"What a night!" said a post with the photo. "Lance from *NSYNC joined us at 10 High Country Lanes!...We hated to say (good)bye bye bye!"
Bass, a Mississippi native, said on Facebook that he was in the Boone area for an art show by his husband, Michael Turchin, which opened July 7 at Appalachian State. However, a series of other Facebook posts suggested Bass and Turchin did a lot of vacationing in western North Carolina, including trips to Biltmore in Asheville and Grandfather Mountain.
The Mountain Times reported the bowling alley photo started a frenzy among fans, who took to social media looking for Bass sightings in the area. Some even posted dinner invitations on his Facebook page, with one woman asking him to come eat at her BBQ restaurant.
Former Cowboys quarterback and NFL color analyst Tony Romo will play in the American Century Championship, which begins Friday and will air Saturday and Sunday on NBC. Here are some of the transcript highlights from a news conference in advance of the golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nev.
Q. You appeared with Justin Timberlake today. You had like a scary moment on the 17th when this lady got hit by a ball. And I was shocked to see Justin Timberlake run over. He was like one of the first responders. But somehow I wasn't surprised. Could you talk about maybe how you weren't surprised playing with him that he would be one of the first guys to help that lady out?
Tony Romo: No, he ran over and sang her a song right away. (Laughter) She was crying because obviously she got hit in the stomach.
And I told Justin, I said, "You don't want to be the first one to get there because if you are she's going to think you hit her." (Laughter). He didn't catch that part. And sure enough he showed right up and he was right there, right at the end she's like can she talk to you afterward because you hit her. He's like, "I didn't hit her. Like I was coming to be nice, like help."
Then he turns and tells the crowd "I want everyone here to know I didn't hit her." (Laughter).
So obviously he did, he hit her. I'm just kidding.
Q. Could you talk about the budding bromance with you and Justin. Hope I'm not putting words in your mouth but seems like you got along instantly?
Tony Romo: Yeah, we just became best friends. It's instant chemistry.
Q. What are the chances we'll see you do the Carlton this weekend, the dance?
Tony Romo: Very little, unless you've seen me at about 10:00 at night in a private room with me and my four buddies. We'll see. My wife is going to join in on Thursday, so maybe that night, we'll see.
The second round of nominations for the 2017 Teen Choice Awards has arrived, and Selena Gomez reigns with nine nods. Justin Bieber comes in second with seven, including one in the brand-new category #ChoiceLatinSong, with the current Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 song "Despacito." (Check out wave 1 of nominations here.)
Harry Styles earns a movie nomination for his debut in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (in theaters July 20) and fellow One Directioner Louis Tomlinson earns a nod for "Just Hold On," his collaboration with Steve Aoki.
Fans can vote up to 10 times per day in each category until Wednesday, July 19. Voting is open on TeenChoice.com, or teens can vote by tweeting the category hashtag along with a nominee's name. The Teen Choice Awards will air live Sunday, Aug. 13, on Fox, and more nominations will arrive before the big show.
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A spectator who went to see celebrities play at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship on Wednesday paid a hard price to meet one.
In a video captured by The Bee's Ed Fletcher, an unidentified woman in the crowd was struck by an errant tee shot at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev. Coming over to console her was Justin Timberlake, the award-winning musician and actor. It's unclear who hit the shot into the crowd.
The tee shot was sliced into the crowd to the right of No. 17. That's when the woman got a visit from Timberlake, who was in a playing group that included former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
The woman was OK and play resumed.
Lance Bass at the ESPY Awards - 7/12/17
Jessica Biel Reveals How She Makes Her Marriage to Justin Timberlake Work: 'We Like to Have Fun' - 7/12/17
Jessica Biel is looking amazing on the cover of Marie Claire's August 2017 issue.
Here's what the 33-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On making her marriage to Justin Timberlake work: "We have similar values; we believe in loyalty, honesty. We like to have fun. We like a lot of the same things. Also, in the business, we're all 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 can find that and someone who shares the same values as you, it's like: Score!"
On what she learned from motherhood: "You think you're a selfless person, and then you realize you're not. These little people come around, and they require so much, and your schedule is really not your own, nor is it important anymore, and it's very clear that it's your life now revolving around this dude. I'm not that person who feels like, Oh, my whole life changes for my kid, but it does."
On her experience as a child actor: "My Hollywood experience as a young person was never one of those True Hollywood stories where I was left alone to my own devices with no parental supervision. There was always somebody with me."
Although a Coney Island-set feature seems tailor-made for a summer release, Wonder Wheel will mark the first feature from Woody Allen to get a release outside of this season since 2010's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. Amazon Studios recently set a December 1st limited release for the film and now a pair of new images have arrived.
Starring Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake, not much is known about the plot yet, but it takes its title from the Deno's amusement park located there, whose circular main attraction opened back in 1920. Also starring Juno Temple, Jim Belushi, Tony Sirico, Jack Gore, Steve Schirripa, and Max Casella, expect more details to arrive soon, including a likely festival premiere in a few months. In the meantime, check out the new photos [here] courtesy of French distributor Mars Films.
Wonder Wheel opens on December 1.
Reminder: Joey Fatone at Mulcahy's Pub on July 21 - 7/11/17
It's time to relive the fabulous — or not so fabulous, depending on your point of view — 1990s tonight on CNN.
The time machine that is the network’s new seven-part original series, The Nineties, revisits the decade's most iconic moments and influential people.
Produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, episodes cover everything from pop culture to the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
Like its predecessors The Eighties and The Seventies, the series employs archival footage and interviews with Sepinwall, TV editor for the Los Angeles Times Sarah Rodman, and actors Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Sean Hayes, and Arsenio Hall.
Also featured are musicians Alanis Morissette, Questlove, and Lance Bass, plus reporters Christiane Amanpour and Dan Rather with commentary from politicians Madeleine Albright, Al Sharpton and more.
The series kicks off with tonight's two-hour episode on the whole new television world of the 90s.
[In] the fourth episode of season 3, it was boy bands vs. girl groups. Nick Lachey (98 Degrees), Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick (*NSYNC), Nathan Morris (Boyz II Men), and Howie Dorough (Backstreet Boys) played in support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, while opponents Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips), Terry Ellis (En Vogue), Sabrina Bryan (The Cheetah Girls), Robin Antin (The Pussycat Dolls creator), and Kiely Williams (3LW, The Cheetah Girls) duked it out for Girls Inc.
Watch the Fast Money round with Kirkpatrick and Morris.
Following the recent death of Prince's drummer, John Blackwell Jr., Justin Timberlake took to Twitter to share his condolences and pay tribute to his former collaborator.
On Wednesday (July 5) Timberlake, who toured with Blackwell in 2006 following the release of FutureSex/LoveSounds, tweeted the heartfelt message, "You are a kind, gentle soul and one special talented. you will be missed by myself and so many."
RIP, John Blackwell. You are a kind, gentle soul and one special talent. You will be missed by myself and so many. God bless you, bro.
It was announced on Tuesday (July 4) that Blackwell had passed away from a brain tumor. Like Timberlake, a number of other musicians have also paid tribute to the late drummer online, including Travis Barker of Blink-182 and bass player Nik West.
If you've always wanted to see a celebrity, but don't frequent Los Angeles, New York City or time your vacations just right, now is your chance: The annual American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament returns for its 28th year on Thursday, July 13, at Edgewood Tahoe.
This year's field includes returning players such as Justin Timberlake, Stephen Curry and Charles Barkley, in addition to new faces like Charles Woodson and Paige Spiranac.
WHERE TO WATCH
Early arrivers should check out the 1st and 10th holes, where players tee off and start the course for the day. Bleacher seating is available at each location, so you could lounge all day. On the other hand, the holes provide a great starting point for those focused on following a specific group throughout the day.
Hole 16 is one of the most intimidating drives of the course: It faces the lake and features a green surrounded by bunkers. Hole 17, a par three, is a great spot, too, as it's the course's marquee location. Experience a little bit of sand, lake, fans and celebrities all in one go.
One of the greatest ways to watch the tournament in person is by walking the course. Edgewood Tahoe is not only beautiful, but you get in some exercise and can check out how your favorites perform in different scenarios instead of being camped out in one spot all day. The holes nearest the clubhouse tend to be the most popular among spectators, so if you wish for a quieter scene we recommend the front nine.
Not attending the tournament in person? No worries — NBCSN and the Golf Channel will both provide live coverage of the event. Hang out somewhere you can escape the heat and get an all-inclusive perspective of the event.
Justin Timberlake, Mavis Staples and Gary Clark Jr. are due to perform at the eighth annual Apollo in the Hamptons event on Aug. 12.
Also, regulars Jamie Foxx, the Roots and Pharrell Williams are expected to take part.
The fundraiser — which has seen performances by Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie and Usher, among others — has raised $20 million for the iconic Harlem venue. The bash will be held at billionaire Ronald Perelman’s home, the Creeks, in East Hampton.
Singer and television personality Lance Bass talks about his childhood growing up in Mississippi and learning a passion for cooking. Today he is making his grandmother's recipe for chocolate chip pound cake, where he divulges her secret to keeping the cake moist by adding chocolate pudding. Lance reveals that he even cooked meals for his *NSYNC band members when they were on the road.
"[Parenting]'s life greatest equalizer," Biel, 35, says in a video for Simpson's new JBTP ("Just Be The Parent") media campaign. "Doesn't matter where you're from, how much you make, what you do … you are grounded to every other parent on this planet."
Agrees Timberlake, 36, who shares 2-year-old son Silas Randall with wife Biel, "It's very connecting."
*NSYNC's Lance and Joey: From 'Dancing with the Stars' to 'Battle of the Network Stars' - 6/29/17
Back in the '70s and '80s, ABC aired Battle of the Network Stars, which pitted celebrities against each other in a variety of fun games like Tug of War, Obstacle Course and Dunk Tank. Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, ABC's reboot of the show debuts, and two guys participating used to watch the original when they were kids: *NSYNC's Lance Bass and Joey Fatone.
This time around, there are 20 teams competing against each other in separate episodes. Each team has a theme: TV Kids, Cops, Lawyers and more. Lance and Joey are on a team called "Variety," which also includes Cameron Mathison, Kelly Osbourne and Adrienne Bailon.
Was he concerned about looking silly? Lance laughs, "No, because I literally thought I was gonna be so good at everything!" Unfortunately, that wasn't the case.
"I thought I was gonna be pretty good at throwing a softball...um, I'm not," Lance confesses. As for Joey, he admits, "I am the worst! I can't play a sport to save my life!"
He adds "I had no idea we were doing, like, a frickin' relay race around an actual track! I'm like, 'I gotta run? A lot? And fast?'"
Still, Joey says doing this show was a lot easier than doing Dancing with the Stars, which both he and Lance did great on. For one thing, Joey says, there wasn't a live audience watching them run around like idiots.
"It's not as nerve-wracking," he says. "And there's nobody really critiquing you. No one's going, 'Well, your head was here and your foot was there...'"
"There's no technique or style," Lance laughs. "It's...'Win.'"
Two different teams will compete every week. It's not clear when Lance and Joey's team will be up.
The Academy invites 774 new members, from Justin Timberlake to Betty White - 6/28/17
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that it had invited 774 new members, including Justin Timberlake, Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot and Amy Poehler. It's the second consecutive year that the organization that gives out the Oscars has broken its own record after it invited 638 last year.
A number of other high-profile actors made the cut, including Riz Ahmed, Priyanka Chopra, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Donald Glover, Dwayne Johnson, Leslie Jones, Channing Tatum, Kristen Stewart and Shailene Woodley.
Three of the four famous Chrises — Evans, Hemsworth and Pratt — were invited, too. (The fourth, Chris Pine, is already a member.)
The Academy has endeavored in recent years to increase diversity among its exclusive ranks, clearly exhibited by this year's list. The new class, whose members originate from 57 countries, is 39 percent female and 30 percent people of color. This number bumps the overall female membership level to 28 percent, from last year's 27. People of color will now make up 13 percent of the Academy's members, versus the previous 11 percent. This effort follows the #OscarsSoWhite controversy in 2015 and 2016, when all 20 acting nominees were white.
The diversity extends to age as well. At 95, Betty White is the oldest of those invited. (No, she wasn't already a member.) Elle Fanning, 19, is the youngest.
Invited directors include David Ayer ("Suicide Squad"), Garth Davis ("Lion"), Tom Ford ("Nocturnal Animals"), Barry Jenkins ("Moonlight") and Jordan Peele ("Get Out").
A full list of invited members — in various branches, from acting to design to visual effects — is available on the Academy's website.
Pharrell confirms he's working on new albums from two huge pop stars - 6/28/17
Pharrell has confirmed that he's working on "amazing" new albums with Ariana Grande and Justin Timberlake.
Appearing on the Today show, he revealed the big new names he's working with after being asked whether he'd return as a judge on the US version of The Voice. Pharrell says he won't be returning to the show as he has "work to do, music to make", before going on to state that "Ariana Grande's album is amazing, the Justin Timberlake album is amazing."
Elsewhere in the interview, he also alludes to another album he's not allowed to mention, but "all my fans know about" – presumably the new N.E.R.D. album, which Pharrell confirmed way back in 2015.
Carnie Wilson – "Wilson Phillips"
Terry Ellis – "En Vogue"
Sabrina Bryan – "The Cheetah Girls"
Robin Antin – Creator of "The Pussycat Dolls" and "Playground LA" dance studio
Kiely Williams – "3LW" and "The Cheetah Girls"
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"When you're the only Dad at the mid-morning play-class, if you stay any longer than 20 minutes… THIS IS YOUR FATE. #dadlife," the 36-year-old singer captioned his selfie, balancing the toddler-friendly eyewear perhaps pieced together by little Silas.
"You know, we had our son probably six months before. We were still in that new parent fog and this job came up," Timberlake, who welcomed Silas in April 2015, told Robin Roberts during ABC's official Academy Award pre-show in February. "And it just seemed like such a great opportunity — it felt serendipitous in a way."
"I just said to myself: 'What an opportunity to have something that even down the road I can share with him,' " added Timberlake, admitting that most of his music isn't exactly kid-appropriate.
And last Sunday, he commemorated Father's Day with a sweet message to Biel and his son, calling them his "2 angels."
Gene Simmons, Joey Fatone highlight RI Comic Con's Music Week - 6/24/17
It's no secret that comic cons are no longer just about comic books. Larger conventions, including Rhode Island Comic Con, have widened their focus, reaching into all of pop culture. That's evident in this week's RICC guest announcements, from the world of music.
Perhaps the biggest name mentioned was KISS rocker Gene Simmons -- "The Demon" himself. In addition to being part of one of the biggest bands of the 1970s, Simmons has appeared in television shows and movies, including reality television. As part of his appearance, RICC also announced a special performance of the Gene Simmons Band. The show is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence.
For the younger crowd, RICC is also bringing *NSYNC's Joey Fatone to Providence. Fatone is also no stranger to acting, both on camera and on stage. He's also hosted a number of projects since making it big with the boy band.
Megadeth's David Ellefson rounds out the announced guests, though more may be on the way. Nearly 50 celebrity guests have been announced for this year's Rhode Island Comic Con, and the event is still more than four months away. Remember to watch their guests page for new additions or cancellations.
RICC is Nov. 10 to Nov. 12.
Lance Bass picks his favorite World Market summer items - 6/23/17
Joey Fatone's adorable 7-year-old daughter Kloey stole the show on Wednesday's episode of Big Star Little Star, hilariously dishing on her pop star dad's most annoying habits, comparing the singer to a big "furry" gorilla and pleading blatant ignorance to *NSYNC!
After the cute daddy-daughter duo won $5,000 for Autism Speaks by competing on the USA Network series, Fatone opened up to ET about the challenges he and his wife, Kelly, have faced with Kloey's autism.
"It has tested us a lot. She's on the spectrum of autism and there are all different types, so everyone handles their child differently, but we handle it as we go, like most parents," shared Fatone, who also has a 16-year-old daughter, Briahna. "The things that I was able to simply explain or express to Briahna when she was young, I have to kind of take a different approach with Kloey, for her to understand."
During the episode, Fatone shared that Kloey has high-functioning autism (HFA), meaning she is considered cognitively "higher functioning" than others with the condition.
The diagnosis isn't stopping the gorgeous girl from hitting the spotlight with her dad. She had a blast on the series, which sees celebrities pair up with their kids and compete against other teams to see who knows each other best.While Fatone, 40, is no stranger to the camera, thanks to a varied singing, acting and hosting career, he predicts Kloey may also catch the entertainment bug. "[Doing Big Star Little Star] was very exciting and I was happy she had a great time and wasn't nervous," he said. "That kid has no fear."
The stars are set to fall in Knoxville this weekend with the 2017 summer installment of Knoxville Comicon Fanboy Expo.
Rock legend Gene Simmons headlines the list of guests at the show that includes names such as wrestling icon Sting, Adrian Paul, Loni Anderson, Michael Dorn, Joey Fatone, Jason David Frank and Ralph Macchio.
Comic books will also be in the spotlight at Fanboy. Artists slated to appear include "G.I. Joe" scribe Larry Hama, Arthur Suydam, Phil Ortiz and Tom Nguyen.
WHEN: Noon to 7 p.m. Friday, June 23; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 24; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 25
WHERE: Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St., downtown Knoxville
HOW MUCH: $22 Friday, $30 Saturday, $17 Sunday/$50 for weekend pass/VIP passes start at $75
*NSYNC band members Lance Bass and Joey Fatone made a bet during The $100,000 Pyramid that the loser of the first round had to wear a hot dog costume from Joey's hot dog restaurant, Fat Ones.
In the first round Joey beat Lance pretty soundly. Being a man of his word, Lance put on the wiener costume for everyone to relish, and relish they did. But Lance was a good sport about all of the laughing. He even said, "It's actually really comfortable, too. This might be my new look."
Donning his hot dog ensemble, Lance went on to have a pretty strong second round. But when the category "Things Associated With the Musical Hamilton" came up, things didn't go so well for Lance. He admitted, "I'm the only one that has not seen Hamilton. … Who can get tickets? I'm in a wiener costume, for God's sake."
Joey won both rounds and Lance's self-worth went "Bye, bye, bye."
Justin Timberlake remembers Mobb Deep - 6/21/17
As a teenager, I searched for ALL the culture that I could find through MUSIC. I remember the day I heard Mobb Deep for the first time...
Larger Than Life: The Ultimate Boy Band Tribute Show is performing at Mulcahy's Pub in Wantagh on July 21st with special guest Joey Fatone of *NSYNC! This is a fun '90s night you don't want to miss!
Larger Than Life, perhaps better known by the acronym, LTL, is taking their "Ultimate Boy Band Tribute Show" on the road this summer! Edvin Ortega and the LTL boys usually do their thing in the tri-state area performing for exuberant crowds at places like Mulcahy's Pub on Long Island and the Tropicana in Atlantic City.
LTL performs high-energy shows with popular hits made famous from boy bands of all decades, from the Jackson 5 to Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC and One Direction. Plus, the band has a few songs and moves all their own!
LTL will return back home to Mulcahy's for two exciting '90s nights! On July 21st, they will be hosting with *NSYNC's Joey Fatone and on July 29th, the group will be performing with fellow boy band, O-Town.
A federal judge found it premature Tuesday to define how much damages might be owed to the copyright holder of a 1969 song sampled decades later by Justin Timberlake.
It took 10 years after Timberlake released "Damn Girl" on his award-winning 2006 album "FutureSex/LoveSounds" for PK Music Performance to file the underlying copyright action in New York.
PK said its principal, Janis McQuinton, only discovered in 2015 the similarity between "Damn Girl" and "A New Day (Is Here at Last)," a rollicking soul-jazz instrumental by Perry Kibble, McQuinton's brother, who died in 1999.
Noting the tremendous success of Timberlake's song, however, Timberlake and producer will.i.am called this claim "implausible."
Joined by Sony Music and BMG Rights Management, the defendants asked the court to put a three-year cap on PK's claim, barring the copyright holder from seeking damages for the time period dating back three years from the filing of its complaint.
U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick denied the motion Tuesday with leave to refile, however, saying "this issue may be case dispositive," and would moot the issue of damages altogether if found for the defendants.
The 7-page ruling notes that the issue of the three-year time limit is one that is not clearly defined.
ABC has set the competitors for its anticipated revival of Battle of the Network stars. 100 stars from 14 network and cable companies and series, such as Modern Family, Pretty Little Liars, Scandal, among others, will compete with Super Bowl 50 winner DeMarcus Ware and MMA fighter/Olympian Ronda Rousey as team captains. Many of the stars, including Donna Mills, Todd Bridges and Lou Ferrigno, competed in the original series and are returning for the revival.
The original series from ABC Sports began in 1976 and continued for 13 years. The 10-episode summer event, set at Pepperdine University in Malibu, will pit teams of current and classic TV stars from multiple eras and different genres against one another in a variety of athletic games. Fielding of the teams will be based on the TV characters from over the years to the current day – cops vs. TV sitcoms, White House vs. lawyers, TV moms & dads vs. TV kids, etc. ESPN's Mike Greenberg and Joe Tessitore will host, and Cassidy Hubbarth and Cari Champion are the sideline reporters.
Here are the 20 teams (100 stars), blue and red, competing against each other in separate episodes(* = returning to "Battle of the Network Stars"):
Battle of the Network Stars is produced by Glassman Media and IMG, who also owns the format. The executive producers are Andrew Glassman, Will Staeger, Michael Antinoro and Chris Carlson. It premieres June 29 at 9 PM on ABC.
Woody Allen's next film will hit theaters this December, Variety has learned.
"Wonder Wheel," a drama set in Coney Island during the 1950s, will debut in limited release on Dec. 1, 2017. That pits it against "The Disaster Artist," a comedy with James Franco about the making of the cult film "The Room." It's actually a pretty open period on the release calendar. Disney will launch "Coco," an animated movie, on the weekend before "Wonder Wheel" opens. The weekend after "Wonder Wheel" lands will see the release of Guillermo Del Toro's fantasy drama "The Shape of Water," but many films seem to be steering clear of December. That likely has a lot to do with "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," which hits theaters on Dec. 15.
Amazon Studios is distributing "Wonder Wheel," having previously worked with Allen on last year's "Cafe Society." That comedic drama went on to make $43.8 million globally. "Wonder Wheel's" cast includes Jim Belushi, Juno Temple, Justin Timberlake, and Kate Winslet. A logline for the film says that it will contain "larger-than-life characters, lovers, infidelity, and gangsters." It's Winslet's first time working with Allen. She was previously tapped for 2005's "Match Point," but had to drop out for family reasons.
The December release will allow "Wonder Wheel" to qualify for this year's Academy Awards. Allen is a favorite with Oscar voters, having racked up statues for the likes of "Hannah and Her Sisters," "Annie Hall," and "Midnight in Paris."
Amazon has only been producing original films for two years, but it has already established itself as a major presence. It released "Manchester by the Sea," which won Oscars for Casey Affleck and writer-director Kenneth Lonergan, and picked up another Academy Award for "The Salesman," which won best foreign language film. Upcoming Amazon releases include "The Big Sick," a romantic comedy from "Silicon Valley's" Kumail Nanjiani, and "Wonderstruck," an off-beat drama from Todd Haynes.
Take a Peek at Lance Bass's Incredible Outdoor Space - 6/11/17
Before the multi-hyphenate renaissance man Lance Bass wed his husband Michael Turchin, the two were living in what they viewed as a series of transitional homes. Now that they've finally settled on a house together—one that they plan on living in for a long time—their style has evolved into a more cohesive look that's comfortable and eclectic, yet unfussy and absolutely welcoming.
"The pieces that we have in the home are quality pieces, especially now that there is a unified intent of building and sharing a home together," says Lance, who was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule and open up his outdoor space to the World Market team.
He shares where in their outdoor space he loves to entertain, the dishes that guests have come to love and expect, and an eclectic playlist that's pitch perfect for any laid-back summer outdoor party.
Your outdoor area is stunning! Describe your furniture and decor style for us…
Lance: Eclectic and chic, yet functional and comfortable. We always make sure to have plenty of seating available for all of our many friends.
Do you usually hangout in the outdoor area in the morning before the sun gets too high, or are you both more into entertaining around sunset?
Lance: Our house has an amazing sunset view, so we like to entertain around that time.
We know you're a busy couple, but when you have a moment at home to spend outdoors, what do you love to do together?
Lance: We usually invite between 5-15 people over for tapas and drinks. We love trying all sorts of different foods, which is why we like tapas—it's fun, the perfect bite size, and easy to eat. People drink everything from wine to beer, and cocktails to soda. As hosts, we try to have all sorts of beverages on hand.
For the third consecutive year, musician and actor Justin Timberlake will compete in this year's American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
Timberlake made his debut at the tournament in 2015 and has had the largest crowds in each of the last two events. The highly-decorated performer is an avid golfer who plays to a 4-handicap and is renowned in the sport for his philanthropic endeavors.
Timberlake joins a lineup of 90 sports and entertainment celebrities, including TNT NBA analyst and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley; former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo; NFL MVP and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers; newly-retired former NFL standout and Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson; and a host of current pro athletes and NFL and MLB Hall of Famers.
The 28th annual tournament runs from July 14-16 at Edgewood, a Golf Digest Top 100 rated course on the shores of the largest alpine lake in North America. The event, which has raised more than $4 million for multiple national and area charities and offers free admission to military personnel and guests, will be broadcast on NBC Sports, NBCSN and Golf Channel.
Timberlake, who has been paired with Steph Curry and Alfonso Ribeiro the last two seasons, finished last year's tournament in 21st place with 35 points in the modified Stableford format. In 2015, he finished in 34th place with 20 points.
Timberlake was turned onto the tournament by Barkley and has been a crowd favorite ever since.
"I said, 'If you play one time, you will never miss the tournament again,'" Barkley recalled. "He brings so much energy to the tournament."
Other prominent competitors chasing the $125,000 first prize include John Elway, Marshall Faulk, Roger Clemens, Jerry Rice, Larry the Cable Guy and two-time defending champion Mark Mulder. First-time NFL competitors will include Woodson, Travis Kelce, Doug Pederson, Mike Zimmer and Adam Thielen.
"Studio Rule #1: If the artist plays their music and you are on your phone looking at social media… Chances are, you're an A——–."
His Twitter followers immediately responded with their own tweets, urging the singer to release a preview of his new music.
In February, Timberlake opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about fatherhood and returning to the studio to make new music following the success of his single "Can't Stop the Feeling!" — which was nominated for an Oscar from the movie Trolls.
"Watching him jump around to 'Can't Stop the Feeling!' starting to learn words because of that song — it's the best thing in the world," the proud dad says with a smile of his son. "I'd never have written it if it weren't for him."
Lance Bass to attend Pride march in Los Angeles - 6/3/17
Lance Bass is taking the food world by storm. First, he competed with his mom (cue the "awwws") on the reality cooking show My Kitchen Rules. (The pair finished in second place!) He just partnered with meal kit service Chef'd to offer Southern-style recipes inspired by the family dishes he grew up eating. And he recently hung out with celeb chef Graham Elliot, hunting down some of the best underground food spots in Los Angeles in Going Off the Menu.
While Lance always had an interest in cooking—and learned plenty of skills from his mom—he credits his "ultimate" favorite chef, Gordon Ramsay, with getting him into the kitchen on a regular basis. "Once I started watching his shows, I just really got into cooking. And it just became way more enjoyable to me because I would make my husband be the sous chef and we would pretend we were on Hell's Kitchen and I'd get to yell at him. It's a good date night," Bass recently told The Feast, laughing. "So Chef Ramsay definitely helped me bond with my husband."
While Bass hasn't met Ramsay in person yet, he spent a lot of quality time with My Kitchen Rules judges Curtis Stone and Cat Cora while filming. Bass, who has eaten at Curtis' restaurants in L.A., calls them "incredible," with lots of "unique dishes."
And Cat Cora holds a special place in Bass' heart. "Of course I love Cat because she's from my home state of Mississippi, so she knows how to put a punch of flavor into everything she does," he raved. "She has this Mediterranean background, so you know, Mediterranean, which [is] one of my favorite cuisines, mixed with those Southern taste buds is the perfect combination."
Looks like the rumors were true: multi-hyphenate performer/former boy-band heartthrob Justin Timberlake and his wife, actress/kid-friendly restaurateur Jessica Biel, have indeed purchased one of the pricey penthouses atop 443 Greenwich Street.
The couple was reportedly checking out units in the building earlier this year, but according to city records, the deal is done. Timberlake bought the unit using an LLC that he previously used to purchase an apartment in—coincidence?—Tribeca's Pearline Soap Factory.
This isn't the first time Timberlake has made real estate moves downtown: After ditching the Pearline Soap pad in 2010, he moved to a penthouse in Soho Mews. But as his star has risen, so too have his real estate tastes; the final price for the 443 Greenwich pad was $20,185,527.38, to be extremely precise.
In a building full of penthouses, the particular unit the Biel-Timberlakes snagged is especially nice, thanks to its enormous private terrace, which is nearly as big as the apartment itself. The large (more than 5,000 square foot) pad comes with four bedrooms, four-plus bathrooms, tons of closet space, and an "entertainment room" that leads out onto that terrace.
This year's L.A. Pride stretches beyond a weekend, with events starting June 5 up through the 11. The various events will be at Dodger Stadium, Universal Studios and Staples Center and culminate with the annual L.A. Pride Festival in West Hollywood.
Next week's activities:
The Los Angeles Dodgers will host their own LGBT Night on June 9 in collaboration with L.A. Pride. This event will take place at Dodger's Stadium beginning at 5:30 p.m. The special event package includes a game ticket for June 9, and an exclusive Dodger LGBT tee shirt is available for purchase now at www.dodgers.com/LGBT/. LGBT Night at Dodger Stadium will feature a ceremonial first pitch by actor Matt Bomer. Other scheduled special guests include Dustin Lance Black, Noah Galvin, Guillermo Diaz and Lance Bass, with Dot Marie Jones singing the National Anthem.
Some of music's biggest names are using their platforms to help victims of the Manchester terrorist attack. Among the list of celebrity donors include Eminem and Justin Timberlake who have already brought in a large chunk of donations through social media.
With more than 80 million collective social media followers, the platinum selling artists helped raise just under $2.3 million (£1,770,000) in the last few days, Pigeons & Planes reports.
A crowd funding effort started by the Manchester Evening News set a 24-day deadline to raise $2 million for the British Red Cross, but thanks to Em and Timberlake, they've already met the goal.
Em took to Twitter on Thursday (May 25), to encourage fans to donate to the BRC.
Timberlake posted a similar link to his Twitter account Friday (May 26).
At least 22 people were killed while dozen were left wounded in the Manchester terror attack, which took place after an Ariana Grande concert at the U.K.'s Manchester Arena earlier in the week. In wake of the violence, Grande postponed the remainder of her tour and announced plans to return to Manchester for a benefit concert.
Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon go 'bro-biking' - 5/28/17
When we heard Lance Bass was teaming up with online meal kit service Chef'd for a line of Southern-inspired recipes, we admit—we were a little surprised. Bass hasn't been a big presence in the culinary world. Yet. But that's all about to change.
Chef'd, which delivers kits containing recipes and ingredients to home cooks around the country, recently debuted five recipes created by Bass—Orange Cranberry Chicken, Ranch Pork Chops, Baked Chicken and Creamy Rice Casserole, Chocolate Chip Pound Cake, and Mama's Coconut Cake. All were inspired by his family's southern cooking, especially his mother and his "mimi."
"My mimi—you know, my grandmother—is one of the best cooks. I didn't even realize how good I had it growing up until I moved away. I'm like, oh my gosh! The food's just not as good as what my family does," Bass explained in an interview with The Feast.
With these recipes, Bass—who grew up in Mississippi—hopes to give everyone the chance to "taste what the South tastes like." The orange cranberry chicken, served with a spinach-blueberry salad, is a slightly healthier option, he explained, while the ranch pork chops—which have an "amazing" sauce—come with a side of green beans with bacon. "That's as southern as you get, right there," he said.
His favorite desserts also made the cut. "Two of my favorite cakes ever is my momma's coconut cake and my mimi's chocolate bundt cake," he gushed. "I mean, the chocolate one is just so gooey because it's made with chocolate pudding. And then the coconut one is just so decadent and amazing."
Everyone wants to dine at Lisa Vanderpump's West Hollywood hotspots, including celebrities. It just so happens that one of Lisa's best customers is a very familiar face. "I'm pretty much at PUMP three times a week," Lance Bass recently told The Daily Dish. "In fact, I'm having dinner at PUMP tonight with Lisa."
And yeah, you guessed right. A night out with Lisa and her husband Ken Todd is absolutely epic. "We go to dinner at least twice a week, you know, with Lisa and Ken, and it's one of those things where it lasts about four hours, and all of a sudden you're like, 'Oh my gosh, we've been sitting here talking for four hours?!'" Lance gushed. "They're definitely the best dinner guests ever."
Lance has also been a big supporter of Lisa and Ken's efforts to put an end to the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China, helping them celebrate World Dog Day last May and attending her Vanderpump Dog Foundation Gala last November. With the recent news that the dog meat trade had been temporarily banned during the annual event set to begin on June 21, Lance couldn't be more proud of everything his pal has done for the cause. "It's so exciting, you know? She worked really hard on getting the message out and just educating people on what this festival was," he told The Daily Dish. "And it's just so heartbreaking, what these poor innocent dogs and cats go through. So, you know, she put her foot forward, she went to Congress, got it all out there."
But in a similar way to how Lisa reacted to the news, Lance said that he knows that there's still work to be done to make sure that the Yulin Dog Meat Festival ends for good. "I mean, they say that they're making it illegal this year and they're gonna ban dog meat sales during this festival, but I don't trust anyone too much," Lance said with a bit of a laugh. "So we're gonna cross our fingers and make sure that they do what they said."
NBA star Mike Conley Jr. gets plenty of shine on the hardwood, but off the court is a different story entirely. Conley has developed a friendship with megastar Justin Timberlake, who frequently overshadows the Memphis Grizzlies point guard when the two are out on the town.
Since becoming a minority owner of the Grizzlies in 2012, the entertainer and Conley have spent time together at various events and have become golfing buddies. In a recent visit to the Yahoo studio, Conley shared funny anecdotes about being a celebrity with an even more famous friend.
Lance Bass Is Breaking into the Food Industry: 'My Dream Is to Have My Own Cooking Show' - 5/22/17
Lance Bass knows there's nothing like southern comfort.
That's why the former *NSYNC singer is partnering with online meal kit service Chef'd to bring a taste of his Mississippi roots to your home.
"I think there's a big void in southern food right now — especially with a lot of these meal kits," Bass, 38, tells PEOPLE. "Since that is my specialty, I thought it'd be great to bring out some of my favorite meals that I learned from my grandmother and my mom and change the recipes slightly to be healthier."
He adds: "People are going to find out for the first time that I like cooking and that I can come up with recipes."
The service delivers ready-to-cook ingredients in packages ranging from $9 to $79, and Bass' five recipes, along with a cook-off video with the company's CEO Kyle Ransford, will be unveiled on May 25. Customers have an option to choose between subscription services or order the kits a la carte.
"I love that you can really choose the things that you want to cook instead of being told what to cook," Bass says, adding that beginners "could easily" make his recipes. "I'm not trying to teach you how to be a chef because a chef I am not. But I wanted something a little tricky for people to learn something."
While growing up in Mississippi, Bass says that his family "was always in the kitchen."
"My grandmother is just one of the best cooks ever," Bass continues. "I didn't realize how special I had it until I moved away and started tasting everyone else's Southern cooking and it just did not taste as good as my family's."
Lights, cameras, attention! With approximately 90 percent of the world's media decamping on a relatively small stretch of coastline for a week in May, there's good reason why the Cannes Film Festival has become a popular spot to make a flashy film announcement. But as anyone who has been to a few press conferences and launch parties will know, not everything that is given a star-fuelled promotional giddy-up on the Croisette is an automatic dead cert (many are anything but). Some projects fizzle and die over the coming years, left to forever roam in "development" limbo land, while others spectacularly burst into flames within hours. Here are a few of the more recent major Cannes launches to never see the light of day.
2013: Justin Timberlake's Spinning Gold
Throwing a party for a film you haven't actually found a director for is always a risky affair, but when the force that is Justin Timberlake has signed on to take the lead (and co-produce), then surely it's worth going a little wild. The star was in Cannes in 2013 to promote Spinning Gold, a high-profile rags-to-riches disco-fueled biopic of iconic 1970s record exec Neil Bogart, teasing guests at the bash with a few lines from hits such as "Last Dance," "Ain't No Sunshine" and Donna Summer's "Love to Love You Baby." Spike Lee was later tapped to helm, but four years on and the gold has seemingly stopped spinning. Timberlake recently said they had been "chipping away at the material," which doesn't exactly sound like it'll be getting the crowds pumping soon.
Lance Bass can handle the heat—so he claims. "I love the heat, I love some spice," he declares in Going Off the Menu, a digital series hosted by Graham Elliot that explores Los Angeles' underground food scene. Lance, who grew up near New Orleans, is pretty confident he can handle the spicy food he's about to sample.
But can he handle noshing on grasshoppers? At Salazar, a Mexican restaurant with special off-the-menu dishes that only those in the know order, he's put to the test. While the restaurant is known for its kick-ass carne asada tacos, Graham and Lance also order the "secret stash," which includes ultra spicy ghost pepper salsa topped with fried grasshoppers.
The infamous ghost pepper is one of the hottest in the world, registering a whopping 1 million Scoville units (a jalapeño is only 10,000 Scoville units). "Holy moley!" Lance exclaims when he bites into a taco garnished with a healthy dollop of salsa. "The left side of my tongue is really killing right now!"
He's into the crunchy grasshoppers, too. "That is amazing!" he exclaims, taking several more bites and declaring the ghost pepper his "new favorite pepper."
The heat test continues when Lance and Graham go on a wild crab chase, ending up in a deserted car wash parking lot after dark. After some cryptic instructions, they track down cook Nguyen Tran of Starry Kitchen, hiding in the trunk of an SUV with an aluminum pan full of his spicy Singapore chili crabs. Lance and Graham dig in with their hands—no plates or utensils necessary. It's saucy, garlicky, and aromatic, and with a variety of Thai chiles in the dish, there are "all these different flavors going on that makes the dish explosive with heat," Graham explains.
"This has been an incredible culinary experience," Lance says, adding that he can't wait to bring friends back.
A day after she was honored with the Medal of Hope Award at the Race to Erase MS Gala, Jamie Lynn Sigler hopped a flight with her friend Carly to join Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin for an unforgettable experience in Israel.
The group was nonstop during their seven-day trip taking in the sights of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, eating through the local cuisine and capturing every moment. "I loved chatting over breakfast and coffee with the owner of Tmol Shilshom, Jerusalem's first coffee bar," Jamie Lynn tells HELLO!. "He opened it 22 years ago before there was anything like it in the city, and it remains a cool spot to hang out today."
Seth Rogen and wife Lauren Miller Rogen are seeing similarities between themselves and another Hollywood couple.
"Me and my wife have recently come to the unsettling realization that @jtimberlake and @JessicaBiel are the better looking version of us," joked Rogen on Twitter, Wednesday, sharing a photo of him and his wife alongside a similar, street shot of Justin Timberlake and his spouse Jessica Biel.
Miller Rogen echoed the sentiment, adding "#BetterLookingUs" in a retweet.
It seems, however, that at least Biel has taken the comment as a profession of affection.
She wrote back later that afternoon, "@Sethrogen are you flirting with us? WE HOPE SO."
During an interview with AOL's BUILD on Wednesday, the "Despacito" singer gave a little back story about how he and Fatone ended up on the same high school music group.
When asked to reveal the name of the high school students' group, Fonsi decided to give a little more detail about how everything started.
"Ok I gotta explain this, because if not it's going to be awkward," he said.
Both Fonsi and Fatone attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Florida. The two singers also ended up in the same chorus class.
"[Our chorus teacher] Mr. G would always put sort of the section leaders of the men's ensemble to do the songs that we were learning. It was myself, Joey Fatone and two other guys," Fonsi explained. "And we would always kind of show the class, because we were nerds."
The four high school students would take current hits and make them their own, and the foursome eventually decided to channel their musical talents into a group.
"We would always take those songs and kind of do them but more in like a Doo-Wop or in an R&B version. We would start covering [the songs] ― back then it was Boys II Men "End of the Road" and "On Bended Knee" and all those beautiful songs ― in four part harmony a capella. So we became a group and tried to get a really hip name."
Woody Allen finished his period drama for Amazon Studios, "Wonder Wheel," on Tuesday. And on Wednesday, he decided to sit for his first-ever Facebook Live video interview, conducted by filmmaker Robert Weide, director of 2012's "Woody Allen: A Documentary." Allen discussed his latest movie, which stars Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake, and also shared his thoughts on many of his previous films, most of which he believes were mishandled by distributors.
Here are some of the highlights from the more than one-hour conversation:
On "Wonder Wheel":
It comes out at the end of the summer. It was shot in Coney Island and it takes place in the year 1950 or 1951 — I can't remember. I grew up near Coney Island and I went to Coney Island frequently, but I was never one to go on any of those rides… I've never been on the Wonder Wheel and I've never been on the Cyclone.
To watch the full interview, check out the video below.
On Thursday, May 18, thousands of LGBT people and our allies across the country from all generations will meet to break bread in homes, workplaces, and community organizations. This is SAGE Table, where together, participants will explore what caring for one another will look like when age no longer divides us. Close to 200 events will be held throughout the nation. The goal is to build intergenerational connections that can make the LGBT community stronger for us all, with a special emphasis on elders and aging.
SAGE Table creates the opportunity for LGBT people to explore what caring for one another can look like when age no longer divides us. This conversation is especially important for LGBT elders who often face unique challenges. Together we can be stronger.
SAGE Table is produced by Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), the country's largest and oldest organization devoted to improving the lives of LGBT older adults, in partnership with AARP. Both advocacy groups are joining forces to address the diverse needs within the aging LGBT community. Our nation's growing number of elders continues to be overlooked and siloed from resources including our younger generations.
Now, even big stars are taking time to promote SAGE Table. See the video below, which features commentary from Lance Bass, Chaz Bono, Mario Cantone, Andy Cohen, Whoopi Goldberg, Judith Light, Jane Lynch, Janet Mock, Sarah Paulson, Sia, Zachary Quinto, and Holland Taylor.
Lance Bass is joining Angelina Jolie on the list of celebs who aren't afraid to eat bugs.
In this clip from a new episode of Bravo's web series Going Off the Menu, the former boy band member travels with Chef Graham Elliot to one of L.A.'s hottest new Mexican spots, Salazar. Though they're known for carne asada tacos (and, perhaps more excitingly, carne asada french fries), Bass and Elliot decided to be a little more adventurous.
"I grew up around New Orleans. I love the heat; I like some spice!," Bass says. Since the show's premise revolves around trying secret dishes that aren't on the menu, Salazar's chef Esdras Ochoa sent out something to please Bass's palate: Ghost pepper salsa with fried chapulines (a.k.a. grasshoppers).
As Chef Elliot points out, the ghost pepper packs a heat about 10,000 times greater than a jalapeño, and the grasshoppers provide a protein-packed crunch. Though he's skeptical at first, Bass loads the salsa on his taco and deems it "amazing."
"I love things like this because I'm always looking for adventures to take my friends, and then you look so cool in front of them," Bass says. "I'll be talking about this salsa for the next two years."
If you're in the L.A. area and want to try out the illusive salsa yourself, the episode instructs you to go in and ask for the "secret stash."
Justin Timberlake will provide the soundtrack to Saturday night, and Eddie Vedder will cap off the weekend at this year's Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival.
The third annual fest — which returns to Franklin, Tenn. on September 23 and 24 — has revealed its daily artist lineups.
Saturday's performers include Timberlake, The Avett Brothers, Gary Clark Jr. and Walk The Moon, while Sunday will feature Vedder, Ryan Adams, Mavis Staples and Fitz and The Tantrums at the top of the bill.
The nearly 4-minute video that features the hospital's doctors, nurses, staff and volunteers lip-synching and dancing was put together to celebrate winning the 2017 "Workplace of the Year" award from The Advisory Board Company, a research and consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. The annual award is given to 20 organizations nationwide and recognizes hospitals and healthcare networks with outstanding levels of employee engagement.
Zara Arboleda, spokeswoman for the hospital, said the video made its debut in late April and has been seen nearly 35,000 times on YouTube. The hospital's Facebook post about the video has been shared 1,399 times. Arboleda said the hospital's communications department sent a message to Timberlake encouraging him to watch and share the video. Although he hasn't shared it yet, the hospital got a call from his New York publicist last week.
"She said he saw it and their entire team loved it," Arboleda said. "We are super excited about that."
The video was conceived by the hospital's communications and human resources teams, and produced by Floodgate Productions in Fresno.
Chris Stapleton Discusses Playing Justin Timberlake's Birthday On The Howard Stern Show - 5/9/17
Today, on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM radio, Howard Stern welcomed guest Chris Stapleton for the interview. Stapleton is a chart topping singer/songwriter who has worked with some of the best musicians in the business. His unique country/rock 'n' roll style has earned him awards in all kinds of different genres.
Howard and Stapleton talked in depth about several different topics, from when Justin Timberlake hired Stapleton for his birthday party, to his work with Adele.
Howard began the interview by talking about how he loves Stapleton's music -- he admitted that it sometimes makes him cry. Howard said that he doesn't agree that Stapleton plays "country music" - he thinks it's more rock 'n' roll. But he also thinks it's very heavy.
The conversation turned to different collaborations that Stapleton did. One of those collaborations was with Justin Timberlake, whom he met when he played a show for Justin Timberlake's birthday party. According to Stapleton's retelling, Jessica Biel called him out of the blue on the phone and asked him to the party.
Although Timberlake didn't pay him to play, Stapleton did half a dozen songs while hanging out with Timberlake and the rest of the party crew.
Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel are now on a vacation in Iceland. They have been in the country for a couple of days now, started out in South Iceland and according to pictures they have posted on social media this weekend they have moved up north.
Timberlake posted pictures of himself practising his golf swing on an Icelandic mountain top in North Iceland, next to a helicopter. He then snowboarded down the mountain.
This was the 17th Kentucky Derby for former *NSYNC star Joey Fatone — and he was a little tipsy, a whiteboard that preceded him down the red carpet proclaimed proudly.
Fatone jumped the rope at the red carpet event on Saturday afternoon to take photos with fans and to play along with a game, Kentucky Derby Bingo, by switching his red-and-black fedora with a woman's periwinkle-and-feathered chapeau.
The 143rd Run for the Roses attracted a slew of celebrities who came out for the horses, the betting and the bourbon.
A small crowd of fans, meanwhile, came out in turn to catch a glimpse of celebs like actors Justin Hartley of "This is Us" and Josh Henderson, who also veered off the red carpet to chat with admirers.
Read more here. View photos of Joey Fatone at the Kentucky Derby at Zimbio.
Health Care Policies Take Spotlight at Race to Erase MS Gala Honoring Jamie-Lynn Sigler - 5/6/17
Hope and community were strong among the celebrity guests who helped honor Jamie-Lynn Sigler on Friday at the 24th Race to Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton.
Chicago headlined the benefit. Guests included music director David Foster, Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna, Quincy Jones, Randy Jackson, and Lea Thompson — a longtime supporter of the annual multiple sclerosis benefit who said the initiatives are more important now amid current legislation that could jeopardize medical coverage for many Americans.
Emotions were running high for Sigler when she tearfully accepted the honor from her dear friend, Lance Bass.
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The 35-year-old, who revealed last year that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis since she was 20 years old, was recognized with the Medal of Hope award for her work raising awareness about the autoimmune disease.
"There's nothing easy about living with MS — it affects every area of my life, but that's why I live with hope now," Sigler shared. The "Sopranos" star cited her husband, former pro baseball player Cutter Dykstra, and their 3-year-old son for giving her strength while battling her health woes in private.
The Race to Erase MS was founded by philanthropist Nancy Davis in 1993 after her own diagnosis with multiple sclerosis. The charity has raised more than $36 million for research programs since 1999.
Read more here. View more photos of Lance Bass at the gala at Zimbio.
Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick to play for charity on 'Celebrity Family Feud' - 5/5/17
"Celebrity Family Feud" Host Steve Harvey; ABC/Adam TaylorThe third season of ABC's Celebrity Family Feud returns June 11 with a host of new guests, including some very notable recording stars, playing with their families for their favorite charities.
Terry Ellis of En Vogue will team up with Cheetah Girls Kiely Williams and Sabrina Bryan, Pussycat Dolls creator Robin Antin and Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips as an epic Girl Group team playing for Girls Inc.
Their rivals will be a Boy Band team made up of Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees, *NSYNC's Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick, Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys and Boyz II Men's Nathan Morris.
Each team has the chance to win up to $25,000 to donate to a charity of their choice.
The pop star and Millington native recently donated one of his designer stage outfits, plus various other clothing items and concerts props to the Hall of Fame. The items from Timberlake – who was inducted to the organization in 2015 – went on display at the Hall of Fame's downtown museum on Wednesday.
To add a contemporary flavor to the Hall of Fame's collection, officials asked for items from Timberlake's recent 2013-2015 "20/20 Experience World Tour." "We started talking to his folks right after he was inducted in the fall of 2015," said Memphis Music Hall of Fame executive director John Doyle. "He was very happy with what transpired at the ceremonies and wanted to donate something of his."
Getting the Suit & Tie
After some negotiations Timberlake donated one his tuxedos, as well as a shirt and tie worn during "The 20/20 Experience Tour." The tuxedo, designed for Timberlake by Tom Ford, became a mainstay during the period, and played off his hit song "Suit & Tie."
The museum also received a "JT and The Tennessee Kids" bandstand, along with a concert set list. Additionally, they were given a pair of Air Jordan sneaker exclusively designed for Timberlake by Nike, and worn during his 2015 "Legends of Summer Stadium Tour," co-headlined with Jay Z.
"We would eventually like to in intersperse [the Timberlake display] with some things from earlier in his career, like we do with all our inductees," said Doyle. "But it felt right to get something recent from him to show the breadth of our members, whose careers span from the early 1900s to today."
The Hall of Fame was given the Timberlake items earlier this spring, and began preparing text panels and display elements. The items were installed and put on display at the Hall of Fame on Wednesday morning.
The Hall of Fame – located at 126 S. 2nd Street, just off Beale – will also be adding memorabilia from a pair of 2016 inductees. Items from the collections of opera singer Marguerite Piazza and '60s rocker Sam the Sham will be installed later in May.
Since launching in 2012, the Memphis Music Hall of Fame has inducted 60 members, including Timberlake, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, and Otis Redding. The announcement for the 2017 Memphis Music Hall of Fame class is expected to be announced in early September. Induction ceremonies will take place at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in October.
Pulse foundation vows to create 'iconic, national' memorial - 5/4/17
An "iconic, meaningful, national" memorial and ultimately a museum will stand on the Pulse nightclub property, where 49 people were massacred last year, the foundation planning a memorial said Thursday.
"Today, I'm able to share with you what I believe is news that will help in our mission of healing," said Poma, who is the executive director and CEO of the onePULSE Foundation. "It isn't easy for me to stand on this site. What began as a place for fun and joy is now sacred ground."
The foundation launched a new website with videos explaining the memorial planning process, with a pitch by Andy Cohen, the first openly gay host of an American late-night talk show. The website will also gather feedback regarding memorial options at some point.
"This memorial will be designed as a place to grieve, to honor lives lost and saved, as well as to serve as a place to heal and learn," Cohen said in the video message.
The memorial effort will be led by a board of trustees, including Walt Disney World president George Kalogridis; Jason Felts, CEO of film company Virgin Produced; and entertainer Lance Bass. The board will be led by Orlando attorney Earl Crittenden of GrayRobinson.
When MetroWest resident Rafaela Lopes tells Americans she runs a potato house, most of them scratch their heads in confusion. To Brazilians like herself, potato houses are common. But to Americans, picturing sides of baked and mashed potatoes with their dinner, it's a foreign concept.
Lopes is the founder and owner of Mrs. Potato, a Brazilian-inspired restaurant that specializes in both baked and rösti potatoes. Everything on the menu is potato-based, and there is something on the menu to fit various tastes.
After three years in business, one of her wildest dreams came true, and unexpectedly. Producers of the Food Network show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," hosted by restaurateur Guy Fieri, sent an email notifying Lopes the crew was coming to Orlando. They were considering Mrs. Potato as one of the featured restaurants, thanks to input and good reviews from customers.
"I read and read and read it again, and I just couldn't believe it," she said. "I got out of my office with tears in my eyes. It was such an honor just to be considered. I'd been in business for not even three years at the time, and not having any culinary background, you always question if you're doing the right thing or if this is what you're meant to do."
After an extensive interview and inspection process, the material goes to the producers and Fieri himself, who make the final decisions. Two weeks later, Lopes learned Mrs. Potato made the cut.
Over the course of two days and more than 20 hours of footage, Guy Fieri and his crew spent time with Lopes, cooking and joking and offering tips of the trade. He was joined by two guests: *NSYNC's Joey Fatone and Planet Hollywood CEO Robert Earl.
"All four of us were in the kitchen cooking," Lopes said. "He was just that same character he is on TV — making jokes, tasting my food before I finished. What really surprised me is he is an extremely generous person — he would look at something and give me tips. He knows so much more than I do about food. I was more expecting this, 'I'm famous, I'm Guy Fieri, I'm doing a favor for your restaurant.' attitude. It wasn't that way at all.
"I heard from them, 'We're doing this for you,' many times, and that really, really amazed me," Lopes said. "It's their show, but they know how important they are for a small business and how life-changing that is in terms of business. He was so generous and made me feel so comfortable. They really took into consideration what I wanted, because they knew it was my baby and they respected that. That was fantastic."
When Mrs. Potato is featured on the May 12 episode of "Triple D," it's likely that business will pick up. But the ambiance and feeling of the family-style restaurant won't change at all.
Two final categories for this weekend's MTV Movie & TV Awards have been announced, and one of them covers a topic that isn't in the show's title: music.
The category is called Best Musical Moment, and it celebrates the best use of songs and movies and TV. In order to vote, you have to use the super-popular musical.ly app to create videos using the songs from the nominated moments. If you don't want to do that, you can "like" other people's entries.
The nominees for Best Musical Moment include Justin Timberlake's #1 hit "Can't Stop the Feeling!" from the movie Trolls, Ariana Grande and John Legend's duet on "Beauty and the Beast" for the Disney live-action remake of the same name, and the entire cast of Fox's Grease: Live performing "You're the One that I Want."
Other nominees include Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone singing "City of Stars" in La La Land, Auli'i Cravalho performing "How Far I'll Go" in Moana, and the cast of NBC's Hairspray Live! singing "Can't Stop the Beat."
Another newly-announced category, "Trending," focuses on viral videos. Among those nominees is Lady Gaga's Carpool Karaoke segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden. You can vote for that online.
The awards will be presented Sunday May 7 on MTV, live from the Shrine Auditiorium in L.A. at 8 p.m. ET.
It's time for a second helping of Los Angeles' underground food scene — and this time, there's a new host in town. Our digital series Going Off the Menu returns for Season 2 on Monday, May 8, and Top Chef judge and alumnus Graham Elliot will be at the helm of this thrilling culinary adventure.
Prepare for Graham to take us on a delicious and daring journey, where he'll explores the most incredible experiences that L.A.'s underground food scene has to offer. There will be secret passwords, hidden entrances, and "other borderline illegal means," as he puts it in the above supertease of the new season.
But Graham won't be going it alone on this adventure. He'll be joined by a bunch of celebrity guests, including Lance Bass, Dancing with the Stars' Cheryl Burke, Reza Farahan, Chris Oh, the owner of Seoul Kitchen, and chef, writer, and comedian Alex Thomopoulos, in checking out the likes of a secret supper club serving smuggled cheese and an eight-course liquid dinner.
New episodes of Going Off the Menu, which is brought to you by Toyota, will premiere weekly from May 8 to June 5 on Bravotv.com and the Bravo Now app. Each episode will have its own theme: Heat, High Spirits, South Pacific, Through the Keyhole, and Transformers.
Watch the trailer for season two of "Going Off the Menu" here.
Little Silas is just two years old, but already Biel is worried about his future career.
"I would like our baby to inherit Justin's charm and his sense of humour. There are many qualities I'd love him to get from Justin." She pauses. "But there's one thing I don't want for him. I really don't want him to be a musician," she tells news.com.au.
"I know what you're thinking, 'Good luck to me, right?'"
True. Biel will probably need some luck for their son to want to stay out of the entertainment industry.
"Well, whatever he wants to be, he can be, of course. I say that sort of as a joke, but in reality, the music business is really tough. I watch what Justin goes through and he is at the top of his game. He has access to work with any producer, and he can actually get songs on the radio," she says, animatedly.
"And this is from someone who makes great music; he tours and makes it look very easy, but he's been working for years and years and years to get to where he is."
She leans forward. "I already have this image of him as a struggling musician and that's like, 'Oh my God! As a mum, you think 30 years into the future and you're like, 'How do I fix this for him?" she says. "I just want him to be like an engineer or a doctor, something like that."
To celebrate one of social media's most memmed days, Trulia decided to honor "It's Gonna Be Me" with a look at some of the current homes of boyband heartthrobs circa the 1990s. With Lance Bass saying there will be an *NSYNC reunion sometime in 2017, we got very nostalgic for the group and focused on their homes.
With frosted tips in full force, we first pay tribute to the May Man himself, Justin Timberlake. In the early 2000s he made all the teenyboppers swoon as the front man for *NSYNC, even while rocking an unforgettable Canadian Tuxedo. Since splitting from the group and making a successful solo career, JT has also married Jessica Biel, had a baby and has been rumored to have recently bought a killer penthouse in New York.
This stellar Tribeca apartment, purchased in March of this year, would make anyone cry a river with envy! The large penthouse offers all the amenities with no strings attached, unless you count the $28 million dollar price tag.
Lance Bass scooped up this Sherman Oaks , CA, home back in 2013 for $1.475 Million with his husband, Turchin. The couple completely redesigned and decorated the interior and have a charming space that is all their own.
Even though Bass isn't recording music anymore, he has been busy over the past two decades. He appeared on Dancing with the Stars Season 7 and has even dabbled in cosmonaut training, who knew!
Known as the founder of *NSYNC after he was cut from rival group, the Backstreet Boys, Chris Kirkpatrick has been living it up in Orlando, FL since 2003. Although he didn't make it quite as big in his solo music career, Kirkpatrick did have a few voiceover roles, including Chip Skylark on Fairly Odd Parents.
Chris is looking to say bye, bye, bye to his home, which is currently listed for sale for $2.095 million. The home is privately gated and sits directly on a beautiful lake. In addition to all the amenities you'd expect from a mansion, in true popstar fashion, Chris also has a recording studio, complete with his hanging, platinum records. We'd love to see what he cooks up in his home studio!
We hope this has been a month full of nostalgia. And remember, it's gonna be May.
Lance Bass returns to Unqualified this week with his husband, Michael Turchin! The gang talk about *NSYNC, what it was like growing up in Mississippi, and the behind the scenes world of Vanderpump Rules! After taking on some relationship deal breakers, they call Crista, who is nervous about her potential future in-laws not being okay with a gay relationship, and Lizzy, whose boyfriend of five years believes that "kissing is not cheating." Tune in! You don't want to miss this one!
In recent years, the *NSYNC song "It's Gonna Be Me" has inspired one of the internet's favorite date-related gags, and the best place to witness that meme's growth is on YouTube. Justin Timberlake's unique pronunciation of the word "me" in the 2000 pop song's chorus has allowed the track to become the official anthem of the month of May. As a result, during the final day of April, the "It's Gonna Be Me" video sees a drastic spike in viewership, because it's gonna be May.
Know Your Meme traces the history of "It's Gonna Be May" back to 2012, but the joke has really taken off over the past four April 30ths. It got on President Obama's radar in 2014, and Timberlake himself acknowledged it two years later. This year, Twitter users and media companies have once again jumped on the opportunity to tell their followers which month is about to start.
On YouTube, meanwhile, the official music video for the corresponding *NSYNC becomes a viral craze for one day each year. The video site's Trends department says "It's Gonna Be Me" viewership increases 5.2 times over, and the video's search volume goes up 6.9 times over. Even the *NSYNC songs that can't be misconstrued to refer to months of the year see a bump on April 30th. They get an average of 23% more views and 26% more shares, YouTube says.
While data isn't yet available for this year's "It's Gonna Be Me" viewership spike, this graph from YouTube shows that interest in the video began to heat up even before April 30th, suggesting that the It's Gonna Be May meme is as spicy as ever.
I'm all for a good internet joke, but I'd also like to contend that "It's Gonna Be Me" has merit outside of April 30th as well. After all, they don't make dance moves like these anymore:
Siedah Garrett -- the Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated songwriter behind hits from Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, will.i.am and more -- is joining Chicago on the entertainment lineup for Nancy Davis' 24th annual Race to Erase MS gala. Garrett will sing her new single "Carry On" for invited guests, including Larry King, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Griffin, Randy Jackson, Lance Bass and New Girl's Max Greenfield at the Beverly Hilton on May 5.
The gala has previously featured performances by Elton John, KISS, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, CeeLo Green, Natalie Cole, Steven Tyler, Ne-Yo and Rita Ora. This year's event will honor Sopranos alum Jamie-Lynn Sigler with the Medal of Hope award for her battle against multiple sclerosis for the past 15 years.
Funds raised from the event will go toward the Center Without Walls program established to bring together top doctors to find a cure for MS.
Countless artists and actors mourned the loss of Oscar-winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme, who died Wednesday morning (April 26) at age 73. Perhaps the most touching tribute to the director came from Justin Timberlake, who posted a sweet Instagram photo of the two embracing and laughing.
The caption was just as beautiful as the photo. "You, master of humanity. You, genius of storytelling. You, generous and warm man. You, special soul."
"You taught me so much about life and art and about standing up for what you believe," the post continues. "You made me better at my craft. And, the time I spent with you away from a camera and a stage made a better human out of me. You are truly irreplaceable. I will miss you so dearly, my sweet friend. I hope we meet again someday. I love you, JD."
WWE star Nikki Bella, boy band alum Joey Fatone and E! news anchor Maria Menounos will host the May 20 event.
The stars, of course, will be the 150 children affected by pediatric cancer who will be escorted on the runway by local and national celebrities.
We're told that more celebrities will be added to the charity soiree, which was attended by 2,400 people last year.
Bella, star of "Total Bellas" and "Total Divas," is a social media superstar. She recently became engaged to longtime boyfriend John Cena at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando.
Menounos' TV credits include "Entertainment Tonight," "Access Hollywood," "Extra," "One Tree Hill" and "Dancing With the Stars." She is a best-selling author, the host of a daily radio show on SiriusXM and a digital producer and entrepreneur. She co-founded AfterBuzz TV, an online broadcast network that produces more than 300 TV after-shows. The other founder is Keven Undergaro, who proposed to Menounos last year on Howard Stern's SiriusXM show.
Fatone gained fame in *NSYNC, and his credits range from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" to "Dancing With the Stars." Last year he opened the eatery Fat One's Hot Dogs & Italian Ice at the Florida Mall in Orlando. He supports charities through the Fatone Foundation.
Mark and Josie NeJame founded Runway to Hope in 2010. The charity has raised nearly $6 million and pledged $1 million to each pediatric oncology department in local children's hospitals: Florida Hospital for Children, Nemours Children's Hospital and Arnold Palmer's Children Hospital.
Runway to Hope also has established a Family Assistance Fund to provide direct aid and assistance to the families of children battling pediatric cancer.
Nick Carter talks 'DWTS,' friendship with Joey Fatone - 4/26/17
Jessica Biel is opening up about how being a mom and wife helps her shake some of her darker characters when she gets home from work.
The actress, who has a 2-year-old son, Silas, with pop star husband Justin Timberlake, chatted with ET ahead of her new crime thriller anthology series, Sinner, which sees her playing a mother who commits a shocking act of violence without knowing why.
"I've never had too much trouble letting work stay at work and honestly, you don't really have the choice," said the 35-year-old star. "You have to get home. Someone needs dinner, someone needs to get their pajamas on, then get in the bath, then get into bed and you can't be smoldering in the corner like, 'Oh, this scene I did!'"
"No time for it!" Biel laughed. "Make dinner, get him to bed, you know?"
As for what her former *NSYNC heartthrob husband thinks about the series, which kicks off on the USA Network in August, Biel said is "really excited" for her.
"He's been such a huge supporter of this all along," she shared. "He knows how much the material is interesting to me and what a great opportunity this is for me to do something really different."
"He's really able to watch the show for what it is and not get too bogged down by the fact that he's seeing me in a very different light," Biel continued. "I think he's just seeing it for its creativity and what fun we're all having as we're doing it."
Another sneak peek of Joey Fatone on 'Return of the Mac' - 4/25/17
Their early days in New Kids on the Block were fraught with conflict and arguments, but more than 30 years later, Joey McIntyre has revealed how his now-close friendship with bandmate Donnie Wahlberg helped bring one of his greatest acting dreams to fruition.
The 44-year-old singer launched his own sitcom, Return of the Mac, on Pop TV earlier this month and credits Wahlberg for helping him bring the project to life following the devastating cancellation of his 2014 CBS comedy The McCarthys.
McCarthys was a slice of heaven -- everything about it," McIntyre tells ET. "When it was canceled, I was like, 'What next?' Then I was at a TCAs press thing for Rock This Boat, a show the New Kids did on Pop TV, and I was seeing all these new shows and went, 'I gotta do something myself. This isn't brain surgery!'"
"So I had this idea of doing behind-the-scenes of a talk show, and the sub-plot was that I needed to get out of the house," he continues. "The kids are driving me crazy, I'm doing all the school pick-ups because I'm not on tour with the New Kids and The McCarthys has been canceled. Donnie was there that day and I asked him, 'What would it take to make this happen, budget-wise, and how would we go about it?'"
Wahlberg introduced McIntyre to writer Paul Greenberg, and the two co-wrote the sitcom, loosely based on McIntyre's acting career and life in L.A. with wife Barrett and their three children, Griffin, Rhys and Kira. Wahlberg and wife Jenny McCarthy also came on board as executive producers.
While Wahlberg and McCarthy appear in hilarious segments on the show, dishing out advice to McIntyre from bed -- where they're shown playing drawing games and giving each other pedicures -- it's another boy band whose members may steal the show. *NSYNC bandmates Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick both appear in the series, alongside with other guest stars including a flirty, fangirling January Jones and an obnoxious Joey Lawrence. McIntyre and Greenberg specifically wrote the actors and musicians into the script, hoping they would agree.
"Joey Fatone I've known forever and we played on the fact that everybody loves Joey Fatone," he says. "Who doesn't love Joey Fatone? He's an American treasure. We played on that and it frustrates me because why can't I be the American treasure? Joey was so funny and he's a great actor. He loves to host, but he's a really a solid actor and I'm just lucky that the guy stepped up to help out. [Fellow *NSYNCer] Chris Kirkpatrick also comes in, in episode five, so we were all hanging out and went to sushi afterward. I told [Joey], 'You travel across the country to do my show and I buy you sushi -- now we're even!' It's always great to see those guys."
Read more and view photos of Joey Fatone on "Return of the Mac" here.
Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel in Colorado - 4/24/17
By that, we mean they have Sunday morning brunch. And in this case, by using the phrase "celebrities," we're referring to power couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.
But, while when the rest of us stop by a restaurant near a place we go alot, they usually don't take a picture with us and put it on their Facebook page, it's a little bit different when you're a former member of the second best boy band of all time.
The Arapahoe Café and Pub in Dillon posted a picture of Justin and Jessica on Sunday. They say the pair stopped by that morning.
While JT hasn't posted anything on his Instagram account about his journey to Colorado, his wife might have. It makes sense – the former 7th Heaven star went to Fairview High School in Boulder, so she has a bit of a connection to the Centennial State. Her grandmother also lives in Salida, and Perez Hilton (who you should not usually cite if you don't want to be judged, but whatever) reports the pair ski at Monarch and visit quite a bit.
In one photo shared on Jessica Biel's Instagram on Earth Day, she's jumping in the air in a forest. It kind of looks like Colorado, but one can't be totally certain. There are pine trees though, and it's sunny. That's kind of our M.O.
By now, if you're the type of person who wonders these things, you're probably thinking: What did they have for brunch?
The guest list for the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala, one of the biggest indicators of what kind of celebrity year it will be at the Run for the Roses, has been announced, and it looks kinda funny.
Comedians Tracy Morgan and Larry David will be at the 29th annual gala, hosted by twins Patricia Barnstable Brown and Priscilla Barnstable to raise funds for the Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Research Center at the University of Kentucky. Morgan's star rose to new heights on the NBC sitcom "30 Rock," and he is in the midst of a comeback following a devastating 2014 auto accident. David was the man behind "Seinfeld," starred in HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and was recently in the headlines for his impersonation of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on "Saturday Night Live" during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Speaking of NBC, a newcomer to the gala this year Justin Hartley who stars as Kevin Pearson in "This is Us," arguably the most talked about new series of the 2016-17 season. Also in the lineup from the acting world are "Arrow" star Stephen Amell; Josh Henderson, best known for his role as J.R.'s son on the TNT revival of "Dallas"; and Justin Cornwell of the new CBS series "Training Day."
The Barnstables are known as fans of the bad boys of rock, who will be well represented by frequent guest Kid Rock, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, Sammy Hagar, Lynyrd Skynyrd's Rickey Medlocke; and also rocking will be guitarist Orianthi, known for her work with Michael Jackson and others. But the party is also showing a taste for the gritty gals of country with Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris and Cam — the entire female lineup of last year's Red, White & Boom — on the guest list, along with fellow country stars Kix Brooks, Travis Tritt, Terri Clark and Clay Walker. Rounding out the musical lineup are Brian McKnight, Boyz II Men, Johnny Gill, Mary Wilson, Taylor Dayne, Joey Fatone and Harry Connick Jr., whose presence has already been announced as he will be singing the national anthem at the Derby.
Cat Deeley is hitting USA this summer to host the new game show Big Star Little Star, which puts celebs and their kids to the test with questions about how well they know each other. The show kicks off on May 31, but we have a sneak peek at the adorable parent/kid pairs.
Friday marked the 21st annual GLSEN's Day of Silence, which aims to take a stand against anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment. While the movement is geared towards students, celebrities came out in silent force this year to show their support.
Stars including Lance Bass, Julianne Moore, Michelle Monaghan, Charlie Carver, Max Carver, and Carla Gugino participated on social media, sharing videos of themselves in silence and urging their followers to donate to GLSEN.
Day of Silence is a student-led event, with over 8,000 students around the country joining together in efforts to put an end to the bullying and harassment of their LGBTQ peers.
Fatone, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, achieved international fame with the critically acclaimed boy band NSYNC, which originated in Orlando, Florida. They became a global phenomenon after releasing their self-titled album in 1998. They are best known for their songs "Bye Bye Bye," "Gone," and "Girlfriend."
Following his career with *NSYNC, Fatone found success in acting, co-starring in critically acclaimed movies such as "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "The Cooler." He also found success on Broadway, playing lead roles in "Rent" and a revival of the popular musical "Little Shop of Horrors."
Lucy Hale Talks *NSYNC On 'The Tonight Show' - 4/21/17
I had the pleasure of photographing this wonderful family that just increased by 2 with the addition of two little ones named Chip and Dale . Dads, Lance and Michael, are animal activists and do so much to help animals in need. They were so wonderful and told me the story of how they were just fostering these two little ones until they found homes for them. Well, after housing these two pups for just a couple of weeks, it was clear, Chip and Dale weren't going anywhere! While Chip and Dale warmed up to me right away, it was harder to gain the trust of Lilly, their older protective sister always staying "nearby" to watch over things, but not giving me the full "you're ok" :) . I think all 3 dogs (and their dads) shined in their photoshoots.
After Justin Timberlake came under fire in 2016 for a selfie he took at a polling place encouraging others to vote, the Tennessee Senate began work on a bill that would approve most uses of mobile phones at polling place.
Timberlake's photo became national news because it ran afoul of the state law prohibiting the use of phones at a polling place, though that law is aimed at preventing intimidation, fraud and selling votes.
A new bill passed by the Senate on Thursday 30-0 would only allow the use of mobile phones by election officials or commissioners, and only prohibits the recording of a marked ballot if it is part of an effort to commit voter intimidation, voter fraud or the sale of a vote, according to a news release.
"Sometimes citizens are waiting in long lines in hallways before they even reach the room with the voting machines," said Senator Kelsey. "We need to allow folks to call home about the grocery list while they are waiting."
The bill now goes to the House of Representatives, where it is scheduled for a vote in the Local Government Committee on April 18.
"This law helps us to continue to conduct our elections with integrity and reliability, as the ban on cell phone use is a narrowly tailored restriction to achieve that interest," added Kelsey. "At the same time, it employs common sense so that we don't infringe on our citizen's First Amendment rights."
Joey Fatone to attend South Texas Comic Con - 4/13/17
VH1, coming off seven consecutive quarters of ratings growth, has unveiled its 2017-18 slate heading into upront meetings with advertisers. It includes a Season 10 renewal of recent transplant RuPaul's Drag Race for premiere in March 2018, five new series, including a project starring Ricky Martin and '90's House, co-hosted by Lance Bass, and eleven returning series.
'90's House, a nostalgic take on reality with Lance Bass as one of the hosts, will make its series' debut on August 16.
"This is in our brand's DNA, we celebrate not just in pop culture current but in pop culture past," McCarthy said, noting the network's success with such series as I Love the 90s. "The 90s resurgence is such a big and resonant force that is still going on in culture, we wanted to run into it and a take a group of Millennials that have the love of the 90s and the nostalgia and bring them back into the 90s so they have the music, the TV, the sound and the product the 90s but also the technology of the 90s — 90s cell phones, dial-up — seeing what that culture clash looks like."
August 16, 2017
What happens when a super connected cast has to unplug and live in the most rad decade ever? No smart phones, Wi-Fi or GPS allowed in this house but tons of the flyest fun, fashion and pop culture moments will be rebooted back to reality. Hosted by Lance Bass and full of cameos from the 90's most beloved celebrities.
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EP. COUNT: 8
Jessica Biel's 7th Heaven costar Beverley Mitchell was there when Timberlake, 36, and 35-year-old Biel met for the first time, and it sounds like it was love at first sight.
Beverley Mitchell told Access Hollywood Live, "I was there like the moment the love connection happened. I was like, 'Okay, this is happening.'
"They met, it was at the Golden Globes. It was so cute because they were like—it's that moment like I like you, I think you like me. It was very, very sweet. They were definitely flirting. They were really cute."
Mitchell was friends with the guys from Lance Bass before Biel met Timberlake. Back then, it didn't seem like Biel was the band's number one fan.
"She used to make fun of me because I'd been friends with like all the guys from *NSYNC years before. She used to literally like give me so much crap!"
Luckily this doesn't seem to have affected Biel and Timberlake as they've been married since 2012 and have a super cute son named Silas, who was born in 2015.
Or maybe this is the first he's hearing of this…
Lance Bass interviews Haley Joel Osment on 'Hollywood Today Live' - 4/13/17
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel just cut a huge check to live in the star-studded 443 Greenwich St. condos in NYC, letting go of a whopping $28M for the property.
Once the ink dries, the Timberlakes will be just two of many celebs in the building.
Their new neighbors will include power couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, and Hunger Games star, Jennifer Lawrence.
Comedian Mike Myers recently sold his own condo in the same complex.
The building boasts lavish amenities, including a 71-foot indoor swimming pool, a children's playroom, a 5,000 square foot landscaped roof terrace, fitness center, community wine cellar, and an adjacent Turkish Bath, according to Trulia.
The record label Universal Music Group Inc on Monday defeated a lawsuit alleging it owed royalties to members of the 1970s band Sly Slick & Wicked for a song sampled by pop star Justin Timberlake.
U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer in Manhattan dismissed claims by the musicians that they co-own with UMG the copyright to their 1973 song "Sho' Nuff." The judge said the group waited too long to sue and is barred by the three-year statute of limitations for copyright actions.
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Lance Bass's grandfather on HGTV's 'Home Town' - 4/11/17
A '90s/early aughts dream! The internet is convinced that former couple Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake have recorded a new song together with music producer Timbaland.
The rumors started last year when the pop princess, 35, revealed during a fan Q&A session that she'd love to collaborate with the "Can't Stop the Feeling!" singer, 36, whom she famously dated from 1999 to 2002. "Justin Timberlake is very good," she said during the August 2016 chat.
A month later, Timberlake was informed about Spears' comments and graciously accepted her invitation. "She did? Sure! Absolutely, absolutely," he told E! News at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of his Netflix concert special, Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids. "I'm accessible. Give us a call!"
After that, the speculation slowed down for a while — that is, until eagle-eyed fans noticed that Timbaland, 45, went on a liking spree on Instagram and double-tapped several photos of the former couple, according to screenshots shared by fans on social media.
At first, it appeared that the producer was merely reminiscing on better times. However, that same night, he hit the recording studio with Timberlake and fellow producers Pharrell Williams, Danja and Chad Hugo, all of whom have worked with both Timberlake and Spears in the past. Timberlake, Timbaland and Williams each shared photos from their recording session on Instagram with the same cryptic caption: an ellipses.
Fans also noticed that Timberlake's mom, Lynn Harless, recently started following Britney; Britney's mom, Lynne Spears; Britney's sister, Jamie Lynn Spears; Britney's ex-husband Kevin Federline; and Britney's longtime assistant, Felicia Culotta, on Instagram. She also liked a series of throwback photos of her son and Britney, according to fan screenshots.
Joey Fatone part of Monday After the Masters charity golf tournament - 4/10/17
The Masters golf tournament wrapped up on Sunday, but Monday After the Masters kicks off Monday on the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort.
The Hootie and the Blowfish Band started the event in 1994 as a small get-together. In 2000, the band created the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation, raising millions of dollars since its inception.
The tournament benefits various charities in South Carolina, including the South Carolina Junior Golf Association. This organization has given nearly $800,000 in scholarships and was ranked the number one junior golf association in the nation in 2008.
The director, Happ Lathrop, said the junior golf association teaches kids the game of golf, but more importantly, it builds their character.
"They turn out to just be better people," said Lathrop. "The game teaches them so much about life traits and things that we need to do to make sure kids grow up, as we say, 'on the right course.'"
The tournament brings many celebrities to the area, including NFL player Marcus Allen, Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel, and musician Joey Fatone, to name a few.
The tournament starts Monday at 10 a.m. on the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort. There will be an awards banquet and reception, and Hootie and the Blowfish will have a concert around 8:30 p.m. The tickets for this event are sold out.
Lance Bass celebrates his mother-in-law's birthday and Siblings Day - 4/10/17
Congrats to JT on being a 2017 Billboard Music Awards finalist/nominee. The show is live on ABC on May 21!
Top Song Sales Artist:
Prince Justin Timberlake
Twenty One Pilots
Top Soundtrack/Cast Album:
"Hamilton: An American Musical"
"Suicide Squad: The Album" "Trolls"
Top Hot 100 Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey "Closer"
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya "Don't Let Me Down"
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla "One Dance" Justin Timberlake "Can't Stop The Feeling!"
Twenty One Pilots "Heathens"
Top Selling Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey "Closer"
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya "Don't Let Me Down"
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla "One Dance" Justin Timberlake "Can't Stop The Feeling!"
Twenty One Pilots "Heathens"
Top Radio Song:
The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey "Closer"
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya "Don't Let Me Down"
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla "One Dance"
Sia Featuring Sean Paul "Cheap Thrills" Justin Timberlake "Can't Stop The Feeling!"
The two celebrities — both now active in the food industry — greeted guests at the 6,700-square-foot restaurant at 749 N. Alafaya Trail, which formerly housed Amigo's Tex-Mex. It's the second Wahlburgers to open in Central Florida, with the first in downtown Orlando.
At the event, Wahlberg presented a $50,000 check he and the restaurants are donating to the Pulse nightclub mass shooting victims. Wahlberg also said during the event that he is giving the firm's Florida employees backstage passes for a New Kids on the Block concert in Tampa.
Read more and check out video and photos from the event here.
Lance Bass to appear on 'Hollywood Darlings' - 4/7/17
It's sure to tickle those who grew up in the '90s to know that Stephanie Tanner, Lucy Camden and Al Lambert are all friends in real life.
At least the actresses who played those respective characters — Jodie Sweetin ("Full House"), Beverley Mitchell ("7th Heaven") and Christine Lakin ("Step By Step"), certainly are. And now the three 30-something pals — who grew up together as child stars in the business — are taking their friendship to the screen in the new comedy series "Hollywood Darlings," premiering Wednesday at 8 p.m. on Pop.
The '90s nostalgia of "Darlings" reaches a fever pitch with its guest cast, which reads like a table of contents from an old issue of Teen Beat — Andrew Keegan ("10 Things I Hate About You"), Andrea Barber ("Full House"), Tamera Mowry ("Sister, Sister"), Jaleel White ("Family Matters"), Lance Bass (*NSYNC) and Soleil Moon Frye ("Punky Brewster"). After scouring their collective Rolodexes for names to recruit, the ladies say the former teen stars were more than happy to come poke fun at themselves with three actresses who share the same unique childhood.
"[They knew] that we were never going to put them in a compromising position where they felt uncomfortable with their characters," says Mitchell, 36. "It was really fun and it brought back what we all got into this business for in the first place."
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival announced its 2017 lineup, which features its partial owner and producer – Memphis native and pop superstar Justin Timberlake – as well as Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. Held on September 23rd and 24rd in Franklin, Tennessee, the third-year festival will also play host to alt-country pioneer Ryan Adams, Avett Brothers, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Shovels & Rope and Amanda Shires.
Most notable on the 2017 bill for country and Americana fans is Grammy nominee Adams, whose 2017 North American tour in promotion of February's Prisoner initially skipped Tennessee. Shires, who joined husband Jason Isbell onstage at Pilgrimage 2016, makes her solo Pilgrimage debut. Also of note are outlaw country singer Nikki Lane and roots pop duo Muddy Magnolias, plus soul legend Mavis Staples and Americana favorites Colter Wall, Valerie June and Pokey LaFarge.
Launched in 2015 by Kevin Griffin of Nineties rock act Better than Ezra (who are also slated to play in 2017), the event drew its inspiration from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and features a variety of genres. The 2016 edition boasted headliners Hall & Oates and Beck, with sets by Brothers Osborne, Jason Isbell and Grace Potter.
According to its post-event release, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival saw 15,000 attendees each of its two days in 2016. Tickets for the 2017 edition are on sale now.
Facebook Live update from Lance Bass - 4/4/17
Day 1: Lance Bass on 'Hollywood Today Live' - 4/3/17
The *NSYNC alum and his wife Karly are expecting their first child in October, the couple confirms exclusively to PEOPLE, sharing a photoshopped image of themselves in front of the movie poster for The Boss Baby.
"Karly and I are over the moon excited that we are welcoming a new addition to the family," Kirkpatrick, 45, tells PEOPLE. "We are both looking forward to becoming parents, and learning how much fun having a child will be."
Kirkpatrick and longtime love Karly, 33, tied the knot in November 2013 in Orlando, Florida, amid 300 family and friends at the Italian-themed Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, which is situated on Universal Orlando Resort property.
"Justin and Joey were giving me wedding advice. Justin was like, 'You're going to be a little bit nervous here, but it'll be okay,' " the groom told PEOPLE exclusively following his big day. "It was really funny."
He added, "I'm the oldest one of us, and I never thought I'd be getting wedding advice from Justin Timberlake! They made things seem really normal."
The idea of expanding their brood has been on the spouses' minds for a while, according to the singer, dancer and voice actor.
"Karly wants to have kids really quickly, so we're going to do that. That's our plan," he said in 2013. "We're definitely ready to have children – we both want them."
Kirkpatrick added at the time that Orlando — where he said he has lived for "most of my adult life" — was home then but that the couple, who now reside in Nashville, wasn't opposed to relocating.
"We've talked about moving, but where?" he said. "We love California as well as the East Coast but if we have kids, we want to live somewhere that is good for raising them. Wherever we end up will be kid-friendly."
Victoria Beckham has spent the past decade or so focused on her fashion empire — but it seems like she's ready to sing again!
On Wednesday, the 42-year-old style star showed fans on Snapchat a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of her next TV appearance — a trip with James Corden on his popular Late Late Show segment Carpool Karaoke.
Beckham also made an appearance on The Late Late Show Wednesday night, where she shared secrets of the Spice Girls early days — including a run-in they had with a then-unknown band destined for superstardom.
"When we were in the Spice Girls, we were in Germany doing some road show. And we were sitting there in an airport — five girls all there together. And some guy comes up and he says, 'Hey, I'm in a band. I've got my friends. Can we come and sing for you?' So we're all sitting there, glasses on in the airport like you do. Five girls. And we're like, 'Yeah you can come sing to us.' "
"They stood there and they could sing," she said. "And it was *NSYNC. And that was Justin Timberlake. But we were like, 'Yeah, you can sing.' And they shut us up because they were good!"
Can't stop the feeling – especially at over 200 mph.
Justin Timberlake will take his latest, infectious hit to the 2017 Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix this October as the headlining performer of the Circuit of the Americas Super Stage.
The pop star is following in the footsteps of last year's headliner, Taylor Swift, who performed a catalog of her hit songs, including "We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together" and "Fifteen."
Though Timberlake, 36, won't take the stage in Austin, Texas, until Saturday, Oct. 21, tickets will be on sale for all three days of the Grand Prix starting on Friday, March 31 through the COTA website.
"We're thrilled to have Justin Timberlake perform at this year's United States Grand Prix," Bobby Epstein, chairman of Circuit of The Americas, said in a statement.
"After five years, the F1 USGP weekend at COTA has evolved into an annual destination where residents and visitors alike can experience a combination of world-class music, entertainment and motorsports."
Last year, racer Lewis Hamilton won the Grand Prix with a time of 1 hour and 38 minutes. The 2017 competitors have yet to be announced.
In the early-to-mid '00s, the only pop star/producer combo that could rival Justin Timberlake and Pharrell for musical potency and blockbuster potential was probably Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. Now, we might get all three of them collaborating together -- and more.
Timberlake took to Instagram late Tuesday night (Mar. 28) to post a photo of him, Skateboard P and Timbo chilling together on a sofa. No context was given for the snapshot, but a couple hours later, JT quote-tweeted his former collaborator Danja -- a regular co-producer of Timbaland's as well -- saying "What u think u gon get if I'm with Tim in one room... and Pharrell and Chad [Hugo, Pharrell's partner in The Neptunes] in another room at the same time on the same project?"
Could new music from Timberlake and this dream-team production crew be on its way? No official word yet, but Justin commented on the tweet the always-telling "eyes" emoji, so don't be surprised if it ends up coming to fruition soon enough.
Thursday morning, the Montage in Beverly Hills became the stomping grounds for EMA as it kicked off its inaugural two-day Impact Summit.
Along with the most environmentally conscious suited professionals, the event drew Malin Akerman, Lance Bass, and Van Jones who delivered a keynote, "Where We Went Wrong and How We Can Change the Future."
Before addressing the crowd, "The Messy Truth" host spoke with Variety to weigh in on the media's impact on politics.
"I'm hoping that we'll be able to find better ways to listen to each other," he said. "People are now almost completely isolated from each other from a media point of view. The media is no longer just what happens on television. Algorithms that Twitter and Instagram and [others] use that suggest you follow this person and this person are killing us. They only suggest you follow people that are just like you. The algorithms never say maybe because you've followed a hundred liberals maybe you want to consider following one conservative. Nope. You follow one hundred liberals, they'll let you follow a thousand, ten thousand, and a million liberals. You'll never hear from somebody else."
Inside, Jones took a personal approach. With his notebook facedown on the podium, he looked to the crowd saying, "We can't recover from two things and the world can't recover from two things. One is nuclear war and the other is runaway catastrophic climate change. Those two threats are now more present than they've ever been in the history of this country because of the president."
Jones' speech continued his remarks, which earned him a standing ovation and praise from Bass, who told the audience with a smile, "It feels like I just left church."
Read more here. Check out photos of Lance Bass at the EMA Summit at Zimbio.
Lance Bass & Husband Michael Turchin Meeting With Surrogate To 'Start A Family' - 3/24/17
Lance Bass, 37, and Michael Turchin, 30, tied the knot in 2014, making history by becoming the first same-sex couple to marry on an American TV network. Now, after two years of wedded bliss, the pair is ready to expand their brood. "Yeah we want to start a family," Lance told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY at the EMA Impact event on March 23. "When you like just being at home so much, you know it's time to do that. My husband and I are going to be meeting with a company that does surrogacy soon, and hopefully, it won't scare us too much." Great news!
Lance is on the board of the EMA Impact, an environmental organization based in LA. They're holding summits on March 23 and 24, and Lance introduced one of the panels. While addressing the current issues, he slammed Donald Trump! Lance told us EXCLUSIVELY, "We're going to have to pick up the slack because we can't rely on our President. We're going to have to keep working to protect the environment, even when our leaders are failing us. The silver lining in this situation is that so many more people are getting involved in trying to fight for the environment."
"Corporations are only thinking about squeezing the most out of oil as possible," Lance told HollywoodLife.com. "But I believe oil companies are investing in clean energy as well. However, protecting the environment puts us on the right side of history." The former *NSYNC singer is clearly invested into important environmental concerns and is using his voice to inspire change!
Fans are beyond elated to hear about Lance's baby plans, especially after they teased the idea last year. Lance and his hubby started dating in Jan. 2011 and got engaged in Sept. 2013. The pair exchanged their vows the following year on the E! special, Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding. Lance and Michael seem so blissful and we're sure they'd make amazing parents!
Check out photos of Lance Bass at the EMA Summit at Zimbio.
Bye Bye Bye to the BSB-*NSYNC Rivalry: Lance Bass Talks Hitting the Stage with the Backstreet Boys in Vegas - 3/24/17
Everybody (yeah) likes the Backstreet Boys – including Lance Bass.
Bass waved the white flag on the most prominent '90s rivalry last week when he took the stage with the popular boy band during their Las Vegas show at the Planet Hollywood hotel.
"Very ironic that I would be onstage with the Backstreet Boys," admits the former *NSYNC in a new interview with PEOPLE Now. "If you told me that 15 years ago I would have been like, 'What?!' and the fans would have gone nuts."
The 37-year-old was pulled onstage by the group to help perform their 2000 hit "Shape of My Heart."
"I went to [A.J. McLean] before the show, I was like, 'Please don't pull me onstage,' " Bass shares, adding that he asked McLean to instead pick out his husband Michael Turchin for the bit. "I had no idea they were gonna do that."
Earlier this year, Bass' bandmate Joey Fatone was also serenaded by the BSB guys: Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, McLean, Brian Littrell and Howie Dorough.
I love those guys," Bass says of the group. "I've become really good friends with some of the guys, you know, after we stopped making music."
He jokes, "We were allowed to talk after that, I guess."
Lance Bass on Trump: 'You can't always trust your leaders' - 3/24/17
Lance Bass is getting serious. The former *NSYNC boy bander has become a 37-year-old environmental activist — and a very outspoken one when it comes to President Donald Trump.
"Unfortunately, we can't rely on our president for the first time in history," Bass, a presenter at the Environmental Media Association Summit in Beverly Hills, told Fox News. "So we are going to have to do it ourselves. That is why organizations like EMA exist.
"You can't always trust your leaders to do the right thing, so that is why we have to pick up the slack. And for the next four years, or however long '45' is going to be in, we are going to have to pick up the slack and we are ready for that, and that's what we were built for. I think we do a great job."
The "My Kitchen Rules" star said environmental activism has always been important, "but it has never been so important as it is right now, because everything is getting defunded that has to do with helping this planet. And that is the scariest thing I have ever witnessed in my lifetime.
"To know half this country agrees with that, or is scammed to not think that that is dangerous, is really scary. I'm planning on having kids, and I want my grandkids and great-grandkids to have a healthy life on this planet, and we have to pre-empt that now."
Bass said celebrity provides a platform for social, environmental and political advocacy.
"I think it's very important," he said. "We have a responsibility. If you have a fan base, I think you need to have a message, whether it's environment, any kind of cause, you need to be passionate about what you believe in. You need to spread the good word and educate people."
Being outspoken wasn't always easy, Bass said.
"I've seen a lot of ignorance in this world," he said. "I came from Mississippi, I'm a gay man, I was in a boy band — so I've seen a lot of hatred and ignorance over stupid things. So you just have to figure out how to talk about that, how to speak to people who don't agree with you.
"That has been the tricky part for sure, and you learn. And it's nice when you change people's opinion."
The March 23-34 EMA Summit focused on solutions of impact investing, sustainable corporations, environmental innovation and activism. Among the other presenters were Swedish-Canadian actress Malin Akerman and Canadian actress Emmanuelle Chirqui.
Check out photos of Lance Bass at the EMA Summit at Zimbio.
Lance Bass: From *NSYNC To Global Environmental Activist - 3/22/17
I spoke to Lance Bass, a member of the famed music group *NSYNC, as he prepares to speak at the EMA IMPACT Summit, taking place on March 23 and 24 at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California. Bass, a Board Member of EMA, talked to me about his role, how he overcame one of his career struggles, the impact he wants to have on the world and his best advice.
As a member of *NSYNC, Lance won a number of honors, including a People's Choice Award, an American Music Award, an MTV Video Music Award, a Kids' Choice Award, and a host of Grammy nominations. Lance was inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, making him the youngest person ever to receive this honor. He is currently Youth Spokesperson for World Space Week and remains active in various charitable organizations, including the Lance Bass Foundation, created to meet the health and educational needs of children.
Dan Schawbel: What is your role at the EMA Impact Summit and what do you want the audience to walk away with?
Lance Bass: Everyone on the EMA Board is so excited about IMPACT. We've been using our voices for nearly 28 years to share positive environmental alternatives and solutions for the issues that we face. With the EMA Awards, we're able to honor and promote amazing content and individuals. But now, with IMPACT, we can literally offer investment, corporate and start up business solutions. I wear a lot of different hats in the entertainment world, but at heart, I love business and the process. My role at IMPACT is to use whatever influence I have, to promote all the ways we have now to globally shift to a clean economy. I'll be at IMPACT throughout the Summit and will be introducing several of our incredible speakers. I'll also be pushing everything out on my social platforms to share all this urgently needed info with my followers. Couldn't be more proud to be part of this.
Schawbel: Why did you join the EMA Executive Board of Directors and are supporting the EMA IMPACT Summit and how does it relate to your entertainment background?
Bass: I joined the EMA Executive Board of Directors because the work they do to better our planet is invaluable. Ever since I was a child, I've always tried to do my part when it came to preserving our fragile environment. Now, as an adult who has been blessed with a great platform to reach the masses, I feel it's my responsibility to continue this fight.
The entertainment industry has a huge influence over society as a whole. Children and adults alike emulate what they see on tv, in movies, and in magazines, and as a result we have a responsibility to use these platforms to affect positive change--especially when it comes to preserving and enriching the planet.
Schawbel: Can you discuss one struggle in your career, how you overcame it and what you learned as a result that has made you more effective?
Bass: I'd have to say the biggest obstacle in my career was my struggle with my sexuality and subsequent coming out in 2006. At the time I was fresh off a decade long whirlwind traveling the globe as part of the biggest music group in the world, and the pressure to hide my sexuality was a constant burden I had to endure. Also, the fact that I come from a fairly conservative southern baptist family didn't help my situation. Luckily, after coming out, I was overwhelmed with a barrage of support from friends, family, and fans alike, but I now suddenly had to defend myself against so many people who didn't agree with or didn't understand my life as a gay man. At first I would emotionally lash out against my critics who would make disparaging comments about my life, but quickly I learned that fighting conflict with further conflict ultimately led to nowhere. It became clear that the only way I could change people's minds was by challenging my opponents with facts, reasoning, and genuine compassion. I often compare this situation with those who don't believe in global warming. Many people just have a lack of education and are a product of their closed-minded environments. As a result, we must rise above this ignorance and instead try to change the minds of these people through education and appealing to logic rather than pure emotion.
Lance Bass helped shape the pop music landscape of the late '90s as part of *NSYNC, and Saturday night, he reunited with another iconic boy band when he joined the Backstreet Boys onstage at their Las Vegas residency, titled Larger Than Life after their 1999 single.
The Backstreet Boys' official Twitter account shared a video that shows Bass hanging out onstage with Nick Carter, A.J. McLean, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, and Brian Littrell while they sing 2000's "Shape of My Heart."
The Backstreet Boys kicked off their Vegas residency — which features a slew of singles from the quintet's discography — on March 1. It's scheduled to end on July 1 after 26 total shows.
Though both BSB and *NSYNC once battled for chart dominance, their perceived rivalry — which Carter previously told BuzzFeed was concocted by a bored media — is seemingly far behind them. In April 2016, Bass and fellow *NSYNC alum Joey Fatone belted a live rendition of the Backstreet Boys' hit "I Want It That Way," which reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1999.
Logo's Emmy(R) Award-winning RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE today revealed the guest judges that will sashay onto the runway when the new season begins on Friday, March 24th at 8:00 PM ET/PT, now on VH1.
Once again, RuPaul will be joined by the hottest celebrities to help alongside show regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews as they decide who will stay, lip-synch for their life or "Sashay Away." This season's celebrity guest judges include Lady Gaga, Lisa Kudrow, Cheyenne Jackson, Meghan Trainor, Kesha, The B-52s, Naya Rivera, Andie MacDowell, Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Denis O'Hare, Noah Galvin, TODRICK Hall, Tamar Braxton, Lisa Robertson, Joan Smalls, Candis Cayne, Fortune Feimster and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman.
To celebrate the new season, Logo will exclusively air a 'Race to the Nines' marathon of non-stop episodes beginning on Sunday, March 19th at 8:00 PM ET/PT leading up to VH1's season nine premiere on Friday, March 24th at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Throughout the five day marathon, viewers will be treated to all-new bonus content including never before seen footage from the cutting room floor and interviews with previous contestants, judges and super fans including Michelle Visage, Bob the Drag Queen, Ginger Minj, Jujubee, TODRICK Hall, and Lance Bass who will spill all of the "T" on the new queens.
The 'Race to the Nines' series marathon leads into the season nine premiere extravaganza that will feature Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga, and a shocking opening that will go down as one of the most jaw-dropping moments in "Drag Race" herstory. Additionally, it will unveil a court of cut-throat Queens each competing to snatch the crown and strut away with a $100,000 cash prize and the coveted title of "America's Next Drag Superstar." Along the way, they'll face an unpredictable competition and deliver watercooler moments as these talented ladies of drag join the fabulous 100 Queens who fought for the crown before them.
The relationship between celebrity and stylist is a very special thing. So, time and again, when the power stylists are being honored, their A-list clients show up in support.
On Tuesday night at The Ponte, the small, month-old Italian spot that took over Beverly Blvd.'s now defunct Terrine, bold names including Justin Timberlake, Jonah Hill, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Dakota Johnson, Sarah Paulson, Big Sean with Jhené Aiko, Aja Naomi King, James Marsden, Nina Dobrev and Mahershala Ali were out in full force for The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo's annual L.A. dinner honoring Hollywood's top 25 stylists.
"I was looking for someone that really reflected my personal taste but could also easily push me a little bit outside my comfort zone, and she did that," said Ali of stylist Van Van Alonso. The two have been working together for about four months, after meeting on the set of a magazine shoot. It was Alonso who got the coveted gig of dressing the actor for the Academy Awards, where, of course, he received Best Supporting Actor for his role in Moonlight.
Moments before, the actor had been chatting with Timberlake, who was quick to bring up the incident himself.
"How are you after all the befuddle?" had asked the singer.
Timberlake, who spent much of the evening alongside his stylist, Annie Psaltiras, worked the room, sharing news of his upcoming album, which he's been recording in L.A. "It's about 80 percent done," he was heard saying of the anticipated release.
"Hey baby girl," he later exclaimed, hugging Mary J. Blige, who had arrived with stylist Jason Bolden.
"Mary is a friend first," said Bolden. "She's a fashion icon. I still get heart palpitations when I think about doing stuff with her. It's a whole other level, and it's easy, to say the least."
Aside from "how do you never age?" and "why are you so good at everything?" one of the most frequent questions Justin Timberlake gets is "when will you release a new album?" After making fans wait nearly seven years for his dual 20/20 Experience two-fer, JT has taken another three years off from the studio and fans are, well, getting a bit impatient.
Sure, he almost won an Oscar for "Can't Stop the Feeling" and opened the show with a killer performance. But where's the new album, JT? Thanks to a persistent fan from Georgia now we know. It all started when Justin tweeted his love for the new Calvin Harris, Migos, Frank Ocean track "Slide," on Wednesday (March 8).
That Calvin Harris/Frank Ocean/Migos tho........ 🔥🔥🔥
Joey Fatone was feeling extra affectionate on Wednesday night.
The *NSYNC member paid a visit to the opening night of the Backstreet Boys' Larger Than Life Las Vegas residency at the AXIS at Planet Hollywood, where he was given the VIP treatment -- and paid it back in spades.
AJ McLean brought Fatone onstage during the group's romantic performance of "Shape of My Heart" -- where he, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson gathered in a circle to deliver a personal, touching serenade. Fatone was clearly moved by the performance, and decided to express his appreciation with a passionate kiss -- on the lips of Carter!
"You're tearin' up the shape of our hearts tonight Joey Fatone ❤️," read the group's post on Facebook.
"It's "Turn Up Tuesday" people....Get up & get after damn it!!!! I'm sending everybody positive energy!!!!" Hart wrote on Instagram. "Live Love and Laugh.....Let me see what your #turnuptuesday looks like!!!! Make the world a better place & spread love & joy!!!!"
In response, Timberlake shared the same video, writing, "I SEE YOU #kevinhart4real #TURNUPTUESDAY
Big congrats to JT on winning the iHeart Radio Awards Song of the Year for Can't Stop The Feeling! — his hit single from the animated film DreamWorks Trolls!
During his heartwarming acceptance speech, Justin applauded his fellow Song of the Year nominees, and spoke of inclusion - dedicating his award to children who feel different - "Being different means you're making a difference."
Watch JT's full speech below:
Thank you, iHeart Radio!.
Check out photos of Justin Timberlake at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at Zimbio.