We may have been 'Gone', but were 'Thinking of You' & since 'It's Christmas' here's an ugly sweater, a stocking & some other things too Our pop up Christmas store is now LIVE at https://t.co/j6NEyGcDvw! Merry Christmas... Happy Holidays! Love, JC, Justin, Lance, Joey and Chris pic.twitter.com/Nh3307bvL1
Singer-songwriter, actor, record producer and now, voice artist. Justin Timberlake speaks about voicing Branch, the paranoid Troll, in director Mike Mitchell's (2016) 3D animated musical, Trolls.
How would you look as a troll? How would you picture yourself?
You know what someone said to me? She was from Germany, and she said, 'You you look like a character in the movie!' And I was like, 'Oh, just like him?' And she said, 'Yeah, just like him!' So, I said, 'They put the camera in our face when we do the voice, so they make the mouth move like that.' But she also meant the ears and everything! I was like, "Damn!" I got a kick out of that!
You're also the executive music producer. Could you pick out one song you really liked?
Maybe this sounds a little obvious, but Can't Stop the Feeling was really a lot of fun to work on, but it was the first time I'd ever written a song that had a specific list of objectives to accomplish. 'Cause it is in the movie, we have two different versions. One that I did for pop radio, and one that has the whole cast singing. It was a lot of fun to do, but different, because I've never written like this before.
What did you do to make your dream work?
There's a famous quote from Vince Lombardi, the American football coach, and I believe it is, "Luck is where preparation meets timing." I think that means you have to have luck to have the moment, but you have to work hard, and be prepared to know that you're about to have that moment. And I think all the hard work will pay off.
The musician and new dad shared an adorable photo of his 5-week-old baby boy Nash Dylan to Twitter on Thursday, showing the little guy wearing a shirt featuring the cover of the superstar pop group's 1998 self-titled debut album.
Lance Bass isn't terribly fancy when he travels, but there is just one electronic device he needs in order to be comfortable.
"I have to have my iPad," he tells Jet Set (clip above). "I live on my iPad and it's still the first generation, it's still doing fine. I wish they could make the iPhone like they make the iPad... because I've had it for years and it's fine."
The former boy bander feels rather elderly when he's traveling, which he doesn't enjoy doing at all.
"But I have to play games because I hate traveling, so I need to focus on something," he shares. "I play hearts, I like to play cards. Or I play Smurfs — Smurfs' Village and hearts, that's what I play. I'm basically a 90-year-old woman. It really entertains me and the hours fly when I play those games."
Quaint, Lance. And rated much more PG than Harvey Weinstein's travel essentials.
Adam Levine & Justin Timberlake are more than just "studs with a six-pack" in "People's" Sexiest Men issue - 11/16/17
Country star Blake Shelton may be People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive this year, but he isn't the only musician included in the magazine's latest eye candy-filled issue.
People executive editor Kate Coyne tells ABC Radio, that "one of the main reasons [Blake] said yes to this was so that he could really stick it to Adam [Levine]" -- Blake's longtime rival on The Voice and 2013's Sexiest Man Alive. But turns out Adam's also featured in this year's issue, as part of the mag's "Hottest Couples" section with wife Behati Prinsloo.
"They're just sort of sexy squared," says Coyne. "They are creating such a cool kind of supermodel/rock star family together with their little girl Dusty Rose and now another new baby on the way, and it's just a really lovely, sweet dynamic between the two of them."
That kind of family dynamic is also what lands Justin Timberlake on the list again this year.
"I feel like more and more of what you're seeing from men on this list -- and Justin's a great example -- is guys who are unabashedly in love with their wives, their partners, with their families," Coyne tells ABC Radio, noting that these guys "really have that extra something that makes then a lot sexier than just single stud with a six-pack."
Justin's been included in the issue many times before, so when will he finally claim the "Sexiest Man" title? Coyne says he's always somebody who's on the shortlist, but time will tell.
After saying "bye, bye, bye" in 2002, *NSYNC is poised to return next year with a new line of global merchandise to celebrate the boy band's 20th anniversary.
One of the best-selling bands of all-time with more than 70 million records sold, *NSYNC has joined forces with branding and licensing company Epic Rights to develop a new line of apparel, accessories, gift and collectible products.
"The band is thrilled to create an exciting new line of merch with Epic Rights in celebration of our 20th Anniversary," said founding member Lance Bass, in a statement. Bass will serve as the band's liaison with Epic Rights.
Epic Rights CEO Dell Furano added, "*NSYNC ushered in the modern age of huge merchandise sales both at their sold-out concerts and at retail. We are certain we will have equal success today."
Among the licensing categories Epic Rights plans to develop for *NSYNC will be a retro line of '90s inspired fashion apparel and accessories, collaborating with some of the era's iconic fashion brands. Additionally, Epic Rights will focus on a line utilizing album covers, photos, logos, and art for products such as tops, t-shirts, accessories, electronics, seasonal and home décor, as well as games, collectible figures, slot machines and more. Epic Rights will also manage the group's online presence and official Website promotions.
Winterland originally handled the band's merchandise in the '90s, but the group had been without a merchandiser for several years.
Other 20th anniversary activities include a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Spring 2018, which could coincide with the release of the band's first single, "I Want You Back" in March 1998.
No word yet on if the group, which, in addition to Bass, included Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake, has any plans to make any 20th anniversary appearances. Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl LII half-time show in Minneapolis on Feb. 4. The band last reunited at the 2013 MTV Music Awards.
Watch three clips from DreamWorks Trolls Holiday - 11/15/17
Last month it was announced that the voice cast of the hit movie Trolls are reuniting for this month's animated special DreamWorks Trolls Holiday, and we've got three clips for you here ahead of its premiere on NBC later this month; check them out here…
When Poppy, queen of the Trolls, realizes that the Bergens' calendar has no holidays to celebrate, she enlists Branch and the Snack Pack in a mission to enlighten her best friend Bridget and the rest of the Bergens about the importance of holidays. Can these two mismatched friends find something meaningful to celebrate, even if it's super tiny?
Trolls Holiday features the voice talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake and Zooey Deschanel, and will air on NBC on Friday November 24th, before hitting DVD and Digital on November 28th and Netflix on December 6th.
Geeking out with *NSYNC's Joey Fatone at Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 - 11/15/17
At the height of *NSYNC's popularity, it's likely those of the geek persuasion probably didn't have a sense of kinship with the boy band's ravenous fanbase. But forget the screaming fans–a geek was embedded among the chart-topping pop hit makers in the form of Joey Fatone!
(And let's face it, he probably wasn't the only one–looking at you, Timberlake.)
Fatone was one of many celebrity guests to attend Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 and was nice enough to chat with AiPT! in the minutes leading up to Day 2 November 11. What followed was a great conversation about, what else, but Superman, geeking out and hot dogs!
What'd you expect us to talk about, *NSYNC?
AiPT!: What do you enjoy about coming to events like Rhode Island Comic Con?
Joey Fatone: You know what, it's a combination of a lot of different things. One, I haven't been to Rhode Island in a while. Two, it's fun to do comic cons because you get to go and, obviously, get a chance to meet fans and people you maybe haven't seen in a while since I haven't been touring with *NSYNC, obviously, and people remember me from so many different things, which is pretty interesting. Obviously, the money doesn't suck, so it's not too bad…
Fatone: It's fun to do. It's weird because it's a combination of everything and it's a fun thing to do to be out here and just say thanks to your fans. A lot of of these celebrities aren't in Rhode Island all the time, so it's a good chance to do that–plus, I buy a bunch of shit.
AiPT: Well, I was just going to ask that. Are you a comic reader or collector?
Joey Fatone: Yeah–Superman. I collect stuff, so it's itching me right now not having gone over there yet, but hopefully at some point I'll get over there and, yeah, I will probably buy some stuff.
Some Iowa farmers are making amber waves of social media gold with a hilarious parody of *NSYNC's "Here We Go."
The Behn Brothers posted a five-minute video on their Facebook page earlier this month of their own version, "Here We Grow," and it's been watched more than 50,000 times as of Monday.
They said the harvest season "always turns into a party."
Jessica Biel Knows This Much About Justin Timberlake's 2018 Super Bowl Performance - 11/15/17
The star of USA Network's The Sinner recently chatted with E! News about Justin Timberlake's halftime show performance at the 2018 Super Bowl. As she explained to us, J.T.'s kept his wife of five years completely in the dark as rehearsals get underway.
"I know nothing, truly," Jessica shared, ultimately teasing, "They're being very thoughtful about what they want to do and figuring it out."
Fans will just have to consider Biels' lips completely sealed! She did tell us the whole family, including 2-year-old son Silas Timberlake, is excited to check out the actress' Midwest roots. "I was born in Minnesota," she said. "I didn't really grow up there, but yes we are going back!"
So what is there to know about the biggest gig in Timberlake's career? For starters, he's promised no wardrobe malfunctions à la the 2004 Super Bowl with Janet Jackson, and two sources told us she won't join him onstage for round two.
One source said the 10-time Grammy winner's set will be "classic J.T.," explaining, "Justin will be playing his old stuff during his Super Bowl performance... Justin's team has really been pushing to lock in this deal and he's very excited for the opportunity."
Timberlake himself has major goals to accomplish come February 4, as he shared during an appearance on Football Night in America, "What I really want to do is take the opportunity to put together a performance that feels like it unifies... and then the icing on the cake is at some point, within that 12 minutes, that everybody is shaking their booty."
Justin Timberlake suits up on the red carpet for the special screening of his movie Wonder Wheel on Tuesday (November 14) at the MoMA in New York City.
The 36-year-old entertainer was joined at the event by co-stars Kate Winslet, Juno Temple, Jim Belushi, and director Woody Allen.
Kate and Justin happened to pick the same designer – Tom Ford!
Wonder Wheel will hit theaters on December 1.
FYI: Kate is wearing a Tom Ford dress and Fred Leighton jewels. Justin is wearing a Tom Ford suit, shirt, tie, and pocket square with Salvatore Ferragamo shoes. Juno is wearing a Dior dress and bag with an EF Collection choker.
Pink thinks her one-time date Joey Fatone is "a sweet heart".
The 38-year-old singer-songwriter went on a date with the former *NSYNC star during her first concert tour when she was just 19, and although their romance failed to work out, Pink retains positive memories of the experience.
The American musician - who has been married to Carey Hart since 2006 - told James Corden on the latest episode of 'Carpool Karaoke': "Joey Fatone used to come in my dressing room every day and visit with us, and he was such a sweet heart."
Amy Adams was the star of the night at the 31st Annual American Cinematheque Awards Gala where she was honored for her extensive acting career. The event, which was held on Friday, November 10, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in L.A., was attended by Adams' A-list pals, including Natalie Portman, Justin Timberlake, Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Hanks.
The former boy bander joked that his Trouble With the Curve costar is a "monster, more specifically, a karaoke monster" who bullied him into singing Aladdin's "A Whole New World" with her while they were shooting in Atlanta, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Read more here. Check out photos of Justin Timberlake at the gala at Zimbio.
Lance Bass is the self-proclaimed "biggest Big Brother" fan out there -- but that doesn't mean he's signing up for the first-ever U.S. edition of Celebrity Big Brother this winter.
"I'm not doing it," he reveals to ET. "I am the biggest Big Brother fan ever. I want to play this game so badly, but it's just, I'm not going to be in a house that long and not get paid $10 million. So, if you wanna pay me $10 million, I'm in!"
CBS's celebrity edition of the game will premiere in early 2018 for a limited run, with famous faces moving into the Big Brother house for the first time -- and Bass and his husband, Michael Turchin, have some dream casting in mind.
"We're so excited," Bass admits. "I would love to see Kathy Griffin, for multiple reasons. I think she would just be great television, and she loves the game. AJ McLean from the Backstreet Boys, another big Big Brother fan. I like to see fans in the house. And, our girl, Fortune Feimster, would be really great in the house."
"And Lisa Vanderpump!" Turchin adds. "She would never do it in her entire life, but that would just be TV gold."
"I did try to convince her to go," Bass admits. "It didn't work."
"She can't share a shower or toilet with people," Turchin says. "It's not happening."
ET caught up with the couple at Vanderpump's Vanderpump Dog Foundation annual gala in Los Angeles on Thursday night. The pair are big supporters of the rescue organization, having adopted two puppies from the center.
"We've seen this little puppy, ha, 'puppy' grow from a little inkling of an idea into an amazing foundation, an amazing rescue shelter, all within just a couple years, which is insane," Bass says. "Like, all of us have ideas -- but, Lisa and [her husband], Ken, are doers. If they think of something, it happens in the next month and I think that's so amazing."
In the 1990s, Lou Pearlman was on top of the pop music world — as the manager of both *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys. But in the 2000s, his empire fell amid fraud charges, and just last year, he died in federal custody. Now, however, Lou's story will live on, thanks to a limited TV series in development.
Inspired by the New Kids on the Block, Lou founded Trans Continental Records and formed a fledgling boy band called the Backstreet Boys. Following BSB's massive success, Lou somehow got lightning to strike twice. Following the same formula, he created *NSYNC.
Unfortunately, his runaway wealth was built on a house of cards. In 2006, investigators discovered Lou had committed fraud, bilking investors out of at least $300 million, according to Billboard. Lou fled to Indonesia, where he was arrested in 2007. In 2008, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for money laundering, conspiracy, and making false statements during a bankruptcy hearing.
It gets worse: Lou may have sexually assaulted his employees, as well. "We would hear things, for sure," *NSYNC's Lance Bass told Billboard in 2014. "He would always have young boy limo drivers for Trans Continental Records. Those limo drivers would always be put into different boy bands. Then I'd hear rumors that he would molest the boys before they would even get into the groups. I don't know how much of that is true, but to me, where there's smoke, there's fire."
Now Lou's story is headed for the small screen. Songwriters Desmond Child and Andreas Carlsson, who wrote hits for both bands, will produce the series — basing it on that same 2007 Vanity Fair article and the 2008 crime thriller The Hit Charade by Bryan Burrough. It's sure to be a scintillating show since Lou was, to borrow a BSB song title, "Larger Than Life," to borrow the title of a BSB song — and because he apparently considered himself above the law, too.
Straight out of Nashville, The Shadowboxers are turning heads in the music world with their new single "Hot Damn!"
Band members Scott Tyler, Matt Lipkins, and Adam Hoffman stop by to preview their upcoming headlining shows in New York City. The group discussed how their journey performing live, how they developed their sound, and how YouTube helped propel their careers.
We also got the inside scoop on how The Shadowboxers met Justin Timberlake. The Grammy-winner signed the band to his record label, and spent time with the group in the studio, to help them with their hit single. The guys tell us the most important lessons they've learned from Timberlake, and give some predictions for his upcoming Super Bowl performance.
Finally, we discuss the band's over four million streams on Spotify. They say they're pro-streaming, and discuss how it's helped spread their sound to fans around the world.
After recently sharing their buzzy new single "Hot Damn!," Nashville R&B-pop outfit The Shadowboxers are playing a series of shows this week in New York and building momentum as they work on new music.
The trio, comprised of Adam Hoffman, Matt Lipkins and Scott Tyler, was discovered by Justin Timberlake, who actually signed them to his Villa 40 label and has been working with him on their upcoming debut full-length.
Before their shows this week, which also include stops in Philadelphia and D.C., the band talked with Variance about navigating the music industry, hitting the studio with Timberlake and their upcoming plans.
Check out our Q+A below and see their shows at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday and the Bowery Ballroom in New York on Saturday. Tickets are available here.
Being signed with Justin Timberlake is a pretty big deal, but it didn't happen overnight. How did you stay motivated leading up to this point?
Matt: We've faced a ton of plateaus in our career and then simultaneously, moments of almost immediate momentum once we've hit those plateaus. But right before things happened with Justin, we had sort of come to a point where we wanted to take our career in our own hands. Things had wrapped up with the Indigo Girls, who we were touring with for a number of years, and so in an attempt to retain some momentum, we started doing a cover series on YouTube to try to reach a broader audience. And it really worked – we have people who come up to us at almost every show now that will know us through our covers. So that obviously really motivated us to take it to the next level. And then of course those covers reached Justin, which was a huge accomplishment and pushed us forward. We always try to look at our career as a series of problems that need to be solved and we just keep on moving to the next problem.
Scott: And once Justin got involved, it was easy to stay motivated. Once his name showed up in our email inbox, it was the easiest thing to stay motivated because the stakes got so much higher for us. We knew that everything we'd been doing, we just needed to keep doing more of. We were writing like crazy and we'd send him songs every couple of weeks, demoing them in a converted bedroom in our house in Nashville. We were just constantly recording music, finding new ways to reach people and make music that was better than the song before it.
For fans of Jessica Biel, it's fair to say her return to the small screen is a huge leap from her 7th Heaven days.
The 35-year-old serves as star and executive producer of new Netflix series The Sinner. The story follows a young mother, Cora, who murders a stranger in public – without any idea why.
The show then explores the fallout and how it affects Cora's marriage.
And, most importantly, her young son.
Here, Jessica talks to TV WEEK about the challenging role and how, thankfully, it couldn't be further from her own life.
Cora is a mother – and you and [husband] Justin Timberlake also became parents to son Silas in 2015. How has parenthood changed you?
"Being a mother has changed everything. When you become a parent, you think you're a patient person, but you're not. You think you're a compassionate person, but you're not."
Has it changed your relationship at all?
"You see your partner in a completely different way, because you're seeing them interact with this little, perfect thing you created. All ego and cool factor is gone when they're lying on the floor, googly-eyeing a fat baby. I feel like I look at him totally differently some days. I'm in awe of him and how he interacts with that little dude."
After 12:00 midnight on Sunday his show began, with the sound of a recording of the famous song My Way, in the voice of the legendary Frank Sinatra. This gave way to an impressive play of lights that covered as a moving roof the audience from the huge stage.
Shouts of excitement from the audience while on the huge screens was the image of Justin Timberlake.
Recently announced Super Bowl LII halftime show performer Justin Timberlake returns to Billboard's Social 50 chart, re-entering at No. 34 on the Nov. 11-dated ranking after announcing his performance via social media on Oct. 22.
The Social 50 is powered by data tracked by music analytics company Next Big Sound and ranks the most popular artists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Wikipedia and Tumblr. The chart's methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views and engagement. The chart's latest tracking week ended Oct. 26, and BTS is No. 1 for a 46th week.
Timberlake made the announcement through his Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts, revealing the long-rumored news via a skit with Jimmy Fallon. Timberlake rose 616 percent in overall social mentions in the tracking week ending Oct. 26, with 58,000 total Twitter mentions, according to Next Big Sound.
Over the past couple of months we've been hit with a barrage of stories and accusations revolving around sexual misconduct and abuse in Hollywood. I, like most people in this business, have heard countless rumors over the years, but not until these rumors were given life over the past couple months did they finally seem real — and this is a problem.
Now, I'm certain I'm not saying anything new here, nor am I the most eloquent, but as a society, we've been become far too comfortable with the pervasive "casting couch" adage that it no longer resembles what it truly is — sexual assault.
Finally, victims are speaking out, giving faces to these too-often overlooked victims and proving that we can no longer be complacent and quiet, if we truly want things to change.
I grew up in the entertainment business and I've experienced my share of unwanted advances from both men and women who saw me as a target. The experiences left me shaking and confused each time. I hated being put into that position, but I was too afraid to say anything. First because I was not out, and second because I didn't want to affect the jobs of the hundreds of people who depended on me working. The people who perpetrate these horrible acts know this. They rely on it. For my young mind, the stakes were overwhelming and silence seemed to be the only option. So I remained silent.
Later on, I would come out of the closet and find a comfort and relief in those who accepted me. In the years since, I've met wonderful members of the LGBTQ entertainment community who've fostered my career, partnered on my projects and stood out as beacons of brilliance in a town filled with incredible creatives at all levels.
I say this because it's important to remember that sexual predators are just that. They come in all sexual orientations and seek to overpower those who believe they have too much to lose if they speak up. Recent statements in the press have irresponsibly conflated predatory behavior with homosexuality, and blurring that line is simply dangerous. Loving who you love isn't a choice; abuse on the other hand is.
I'm truly thankful for my LGBTQ brothers and sisters and our straight allies, as we raise our voices to give strength and protection to those who are still scared and silent. That being said, we still have a long way to go. I am certain more stories of abuse will be brought to light, and I hope those responsible will be brought to justice. As a society, we've accepted sexual misconduct for far too long, and I believe we've finally reached the beginning of the end. The end of fear. The end of shame. The end of intimidation. The end of abuse.
Gimme more, Jimmy Fallon! The Tonight Show host appeared on the Thursday, November 2, episode of Watch What Happens Live where he played a friendly game of "Plead the Fifth." Host Andy Cohen naturally brought up the year 2002 — the year of Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears' infamous break up — which also happens to be the year Timberlake and Fallon became friends.
When asked if the "Sexy Back" singer ever told him why they split, after a long pause, Fallon admitted that he knew. He also added that "every now and then" a Spears song will come on and they'll all dance to it!
"We used to hang out all the time, with Britney as well," Fallon noted. "That's when we met each other on Saturday Night Live. I remember going to a Super Bowl party at Planet Hollywood that Britney and Justin were having. It was just really fun."
Cohen then asked if he thought at that time that Spears and Timberlake would be together forever. "Eh," Fallon answered.
It was clear within the first ten seconds of Justin Timberlake's debut solo album, Justified, that something had changed about the then 21 year-old singer. There was the bright, strutting piano of "Señorita," and it's bombastic spoken word intro, providing an introduction to a star who seemingly required no introduction at all. But, most aptly, there was also the curious maraca sound that opens the album, resembling the confident grandstanding of a rattlesnake that's just shed its former skin. Justified was Timberlake's rites of passage album, celebrating the singer as he emerged from the casing of his *NSYNC years. And in a phone interview with Bustle, Justified producer Brian McKnight (who worked on the song "Never Again" for the album) revealed what it was like to worth with Timberlake during such a formative part of the superstar's life and career.
Having worked together on *NSYNC's 2001 album, Celebrity, McKnight describes how the two "had a relationship since he was an early teenager." He says, "He was one of the biggest artists in the world at that time, but he was still a regular guy. Likes to shoot hoops and likes playing golf and all of those kind of things. A well rounded human being. So, it was great to watch him, from my perspective, as a kid growing into a man, and doing everything the right way."
Musically, this was something that was evident on Justified. Released at a transitional time when Timberlake had just split from Britney Spears and was trying to forge a solo career, the album features the sort of rawness and vulnerability that all periods of great change produce in a person. However, though Justified feels like a greatly personal album, Timberlake harbors enough maturity that he never reveals more than he needs to. There's a great deal of hurt to be heard in songs like "Never Again," and "Cry Me A River," but they're thankfully remiss of any direct mud-slinging (despite that controversial music video for "Cry Me A River," which starred a woman who bore an undeniable likeness to Spears.)
According to McKnight, who is hesitant to "talk about the heart and soul of the album," this may have been a natural part of Timberlake's songwriting. "I think as men, we all have a difficult time talking about those things in our lives," McKnight points out, "But I think that he left that open to interpretation, without necessarily having to talk about it. He wrote the songs, he put it out, it is what it is."
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.
Along with their usual dares and pranks, the Jokers are partnering with the Wounded Warrior Project(R) to bring laughter and some hilarious hijinks to injured servicemen and women. In addition to the Jokers meeting with these brave heroes, truTV will be making a charitable donation to the organization on-site.
Given Justin Timberlake's track record on the Official Chart, which includes four chart-topping singles and three Number 1 albums, it's easy to forget that his debut solo single missed out on chart glory.
15 years ago this week, in 2002, Justin launched his solo career with Like I Love You. It was a significant step up from his output with the now-defunct *NSYNC a slice of pop-funk produced by the Pharrell-fronted band Neptunes and featured hip-hop duo of the moment Clipse.
Its slick and snappy percussion combined with Justin's breathy vocal had more than a whiff of Michael Jackson about it, and like the King of Pop himself, chart success seemed a given.
However, Like I Love You was no match for R&B's new power couple, Nelly and Kelly Rowland, who denied him Number 1 with their duet Dilemma.
The duo's cutesy to-ing and fro-ing had stormed to the top the previous week with 208,000 sales and shifted another 129,000 the following week to keep its place at the summit. Justin's Like I Love You sold 87,000 to debut at Number 2.
Dilemma was near-unstoppable at the time, logging two weeks at Number 1 and finishing as the UK's fourth best-selling track of 2002 - and 23rd biggest single of the decade (2000 - 2010). The story goes that the song was in fact a last minute addition to Nelly's album after being played a demo of the song by producer Ryan Bowser.
*NSYNC may be no more, but Joey Fatone has surely kept busy. In the last year and a half alone, the 40-year-old has brought back his lovable My Big Fat Greek Wedding character Angelo (in the sequel, which released March 2016), opened a namesake hot dog stand in his hometown of Orlando, and served as host for Impractical Jokers: After Party.
This Halloween, you can also hear Fatone's voice in the new Discovery Family Channel flick A Witches Ball. The TV movie follows story of a young girl named Beatrix who passed her Witches' exam, but has to fix a broken crystal ball and solve three magical riddles in time for her big night at the ball — with the help of a trusty sidekick, Muggs the Rat, voiced by the singer/actor.
For Fatone, being part of a Halloween movie is special, as it's a holiday very close to his heart. "I probably have more Halloween decorations than I do Christmas," he laughs, discussing the 20 to 30 plastic pumpkins he has around his house and recalling a time he turned his daughter Briahna into Regan, Linda Blair's character from The Exorcist.
Although Briahna, now 16, may not enjoy A Witches Ball the way his 7-year-old, Kloey, might, Fatone asserts that she sometimes reaps the benefits of her dad's status.
"Usually, it's like, 'Uh yeah, whatever dad' -- and then all of the sudden, because I can go see Twenty One Pilots and have a meet and greet with them, then I'm cool," he says. "One time I brought her to an Ed Sheeran concert, and we went backstage and started talking to him when the opening act was performing. It was so funny, I was like, 'You want to go out and see the opening act?' and she's like, 'No I'm good, I'll stay here.' And I'm like, 'Oh why, you want to talk to Ed Sheeran? Is that why? You want to be cool? Now I'm cool.'"
There was a time when Briahna would recognize her dad isn't like most dads, though. "When she was younger, she always said that kind of jokingly, like, 'You're a rock star.' And I'm like, 'No, I'm not.' Just say pop star... I'm not really in the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. It's more like, soda pop, chicken fingers and pixie sticks."
Pop star he was, as one-fifth of beloved boy band *NSYNC, until the group went on hiatus in 2002. While he's focusing on acting nowadays, Fatone has found ways to pay homage to his musical beginnings through his new route -- particularly so in last year's goofy post-apocalyptic Syfy flick Dead 7, in which he starred alongside fellow *NSYNC-er Chris Kirkpatrick, the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Howie Dorough, 98 Degrees' Jeff Timmons, and O-Town's Erik Estrada. Though they all knew each other back in the day, the movie allowed them to not only bond, but also reminisce on the good old days.
ET's Nischelle Turner caught up with Biel at the exclusive preview of Au Fudge CAMP in West Hollywood, California, on Monday, where she revealed how she first knew Timberlake was the one.
"We had been dating for a little bit... There was just a moment when I called a girlfriend and I said, 'I'm going to marry this guy,'" the 35-year-old actress shared. "I don't necessarily know why, but I think a lot of people feel that way. It's not a tangible moment where you're like, 'This is it,' it just is, somehow."
Part of the reason why Biel and Timberlake work so well together is because they support each other unconditionally. The actress will be her husband's No. 1 supporter when he takes the stage to play the Super Bowl halftime show in February.
"It's going to be good," she gushed. "I guess I could be a little bit biased, but I think he puts on the best show of anybody."
"I'm just excited for him to have a really incredible place to perform and play some great stuff," she added.
And Timberlake, of course, supports his wife as she extends her family friend's L.A. restaurant, Au Fudge, to include a kid's CAMP (Center for Art, Music and Play), set to open in mid-November.
The Trolls are back, but this time they're starring in a new half-hour animated special on NBC.
"DreamWorks Trolls Holiday" will air on Friday, Nov. 24 at 8:30 p.m. and feature voices from the original "Trolls" movie, including Justin Timberlake (Branch), Anna Kendrick (Poppy) and Zooey Deschanel (Bridget). When Poppy finds out the Bergens don't have holidays on their calendar, she is determined to fix this with help from Branch and the Snack Pack. The show will also be available on Netflix beginning Dec. 6.
This holiday special will also be available on DVD and digital from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment after the premiere on NBC, which will also include bonus features. The DVD comes with exclusive Trolls holiday-themed sticker sheets. A seven-track album from DreamWorks/RCA Records, titled "Trolls Holiday," will be released on Oct. 27 and include musical performances from the "Trolls" cast.
Additionally, Netflix plans to air a new animated series, "DreamWorks Trolls: The Beat Goes On," which will premiere on Jan. 19, 2018. The Netflix original series picks up in Troll Village where the 2016 movie left off. To learn more, visit netflix.com/trollsthebeatgoeson.
Lance Bass & Michael Turchin part of 'Love is All We Own' benefit - 10/30/17
Lance Bass from the Grammy nominated pop group *NSYNC chatted with Digital Journal about his partnership with Equinox, and he opened up about his plans for the future.
Lance Bass talks about Equinox
On his partnership with Equinox, he said, "It has been great! I've never felt better. That's for sure. I've heard that it takes you a couple of months to get into the exercise routine, and it took me about four months, but now I look forward to going to the gym. It has been amazing."
Bass acknowledged that Tier X is a curated lifestyle program that provides him with an individualized and a holistic approach to living a healthy lifestyle. "Tier X is definitely something new for me, but it has worked wonders for me. It goes at my own speed. I've worked with trainers before, and I've always been discouraged to go back, because of how hard they work you. I've felt that they are trying to prove something to themselves and not me, but with Tier X and especially Larry, he really takes it at our own pace, and we steadily grow it bigger and bigger. That has helped me stay on course," he said.
In a few years, Bass is gearing up for his 40th birthday, and he intends to be in the best shape possible to celebrate that milestone. "I have a year and a half to go, before I hit 40, so I wanted to give myself plenty of time to get in the best shape of my life. I felt that a good two years would do that for me, and hopefully, I will make that habit stick. That is what we are hoping for," he said.
"Equinox has definitely changed my life. Larry definitely has. I hope to be fit for life now. Equinox was definitely that catalyst. It took me 37 years to finally get to this point. They have changed this man," he added.
Lance talks future plans and motivations
On his future plans, Bass said, "I'm promoting my new show on MTV 2. It's called 90s House, which I host with Christina Milian. Other than that, I'm winding things down for the year to enjoy things with my family. I joined a restaurant group, so we have been opening up restaurants all over the world. I am a big foodie, so I love to get involved with restaurants and really be around amazing food."
Bass revealed that his artist husband, Michael, motivates him each day. "He is a go-getter and he really inspires me, especially when I am trying to get into the gym spirit. He has been very good and has changed my eating habits. Every time I go training with Larry at Equinox, my husband is right there with me at the gym. You can't get better motivation than that. My husband is an incredible artist!"
Lance Bass may have spent the latter part of the '90s wearing puffy jackets, opening for Janet Jackson — later headlining his own tours — and tearin' up tweens' hearts as part of mega-boyband *NSYNC, but that doesn't mean he didn't knock back handfuls of Gushers and swig Capri Suns like the rest of us. (He just got mobbed in grocery stores when he tried to buy them. You know, just like the rest of us.)
Now that he's the host of '90s House on MTV, we put Bass to the test: How well does he really know the era that brought us such wonders like Crystal Pepsi and Dunkaroos? The singer gladly rose to the challenge, taking a blindfold taste test of some of the decade's hottest snacks and drinks. For every question he got right, he scored bragging rights for life. For every one he got wrong, well, we forced him to confront the more awkward side of nostalgia, answering a question every TRL-worshipping, '90s fangirl (or fanboy) wanted to know about the singer.
Over Pizza Lunchables and Capri Suns, the star got candid about the one *NSYNC song he wishes he'd never have to hear again, the diet that got him through his starving-artist years, and the cardinal sin you should never commit against a Pop-Tart.
HIS DIET IS A COMPLETE 180 FROM HIS BOYBAND BEGINNINGS.
"So many memories are coming back with these foods," he said, snacking on a frosting-covered Dunkaroos cookie. "When we first got together with *NSYNC in 1995, we all lived in a house together, and we had zero money. I lived off of hash browns made in a little Fry Daddy, and Pizza Bagel Bites. That's all I lived on for the first two years of our career."
Who would have foreseen that a Woody Allen film was in Justin Timberlake's future? In "Wonder Wheel," his first movie with the legendary auteur, the pop superstar not only portrays a major character, but he also plays the narrator.
While some critics carped that Justin's performance as Mickey, a Coney Island lifeguard and aspiring playwright, is more suited to Broadway than the big screen, a larger-than-life, ramped up portrayal was exactly what Woody asked for.
Justin, who was memorable as Sean Parker in David Fincher's "The Social Network," delineates a character who, once in a while, addresses the camera and says lines like, "I relish melodrama and larger-than-life characters."
His Mickey gets entangled in the lives of Ginny (Kate Winslet, stunning as an ex-actress-turned waitress); Humpty (Jim Belushi), a Stanley Kowalski-like boorish husband to Ginny's Blanche DuBois; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty's daughter, who's being hunted by the mob.
As a singer, Justin continues to be one of the top music talents, who has won numerous honors, including trophies from the Grammy, Emmy and Billboard Music Awards. He told us he's very much enjoying his role as a dad to Silas, his 2-year-old son with wife, actress Jessica Biel.
Excerpts from our chat in New York:
How important was it for you to have somebody like Kate Winslet to play off against? Invaluable. Kate is without a doubt one of the favorite artists I've ever worked with on film. Kate is an international treasure, to put it lightly.
What was your experience like to work with Woody Allen for the first time? Working with Woody was an experience I've never had before working on a film.
I was very intimidated at first. But after a couple of days of going through the process with Woody, I found that I'd like to make every movie like I did with Woody. He doesn't do a lot of coverage and takes.
If all goes according to plan, Lance Bass will be saying bye, bye, bye to uninterrupted sleep and hello to a baby! The former *NSYNC singer is ready to expand his family with husband Michael Turchin and he is turning to a surrogate in 2018.
"We're going to hopefully do the surrogacy thing first before going the adoption route," Lance told Life & Style exclusively. "This year got away from us. We're really behind in our baby planning, but hopefully next year we'll be celebrating." The couple, however, does not have a preference when it comes to gender and is just happy they are able to become parents. "Thank goodness for science," Lance, 38, added.
The 90s House host also revealed while the couple does not have a preference when it comes to the baby's gender, picking out a godmother might be a bit trickier. Lance is BFFs with both Kris Jenner and Vanderpump Rules star Lisa Vanderpump, so there is some stiff competition when it comes to the title.
"Well that would open up a whole can of worms because they would all be fighting to be the godparent so I don't know if I would be able to choose godparents," he previously told Life & Style. He would probably have a tough time picking between his former boy band members too...
Lance and Michael, 30, tied the knot in 2015 and made history as the first same-sex couple to get married on an American TV network. While they get ready to welcome a bundle of joy, Lance and Michael are getting some practice with their furbabies Lily, Dale, and Chip. Lance recently enjoyed doga (aka dog yoga) with his pup — and we can already see he is going to be a great dad!
Green-and-gold-clad Justin Timberlake explains why he backs the Pack - 10/25/17
Timberlake, being originally from the south, said when Brett Favre moved to Lambeau, so did his NFL allegiance.
"Basically, at that time, Brett Favre was the king of the south, you know, and being where I was from, when he went to Green Bay, that's when I think a lot of us in my hometown shifted to become Packers fans," Timberlake said.
He also added that going to a game at Lambeau Field is something every football fan should do within their lifetime as a bucket list item.
"You got to respect a team that the city owns," Timberlake said. "That is one of the coolest things, honestly, bucket list and I don't care who you love in the NFL, you have to go to Lambeau and see a game."
Best American Music Awards Performances No. 18: *NSYNC Sing 'Bye Bye Bye' With No Strings Attached at the 2000 AMAs - 10/25/17
In honor of the 2017 American Music Awards, Billboard is counting down the best performances from the awards show's history. Here is No. 18.
*NSYNC utilized their sophomore album title No Strings Attached in the video for "Bye Bye Bye," acting as puppets being controlled by a seemingly wicked woman as they danced to their smash hit in the song's opening. Before they even debuted the visual on Jan. 24, 2000 (on TRL, of course), they brought their now-iconic dance moves and real-life puppets of themselves to the AMAs stage on Jan. 17, 2000 -- just without the evil puppetress.
As the performance begins, *NSYNC's massive puppets appear to the tune of Pinocchio's "I've Got No Strings," which flawlessly transitions to a snippet of their song "No Strings Attached." In perfectly dramatic boy band fashion, the puppets collapse as Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick rise from the floor -- in coordinating get-ups of colored shirts and cargo pants -- and the dancing commences.
After spending almost all of 1998 and 1999 touring, *NSYNC already had showcased their impressive dancing skills around the globe. But "Bye Bye Bye" is absolutely the most classic of all of the group's dances throughout their career, and the AMAs served as the world's first chance to see that iconic choreography in action. How could that not make the AMAs best-of-all-time list?
Jog your memory (and dance along) with *NSYNC's first "Bye Bye Bye" performance below.
The 2017 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. Vote for the AMAs on Billboard.com.
Chris Kirkpatrick remembers Fats Domino - 10/25/17
Just like the characters in his latest drama, "Wonder Wheel," Woody Allen remains as interesting and colorful.
The 81-year-old auteur-writer-musician, whose career spans more than six decades in a very competitive industry, remains grounded and quotable.
We talked to the award-winning filmmaker and his "Wonder Wheel" cast at the Ritz Carlton in New York. Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Jim Belushi and Juno Temple candidly shared their memorable experiences working with Allen among others.
Below are excerpts from our chats with Allen and the cast:
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE ("Mickey")
On his character Mickey who was also the narrator in the film: "I don't think I've every played a character where I actually narrate the film. It's Woody so it very much reads like a play. As I was reading it, I found the Eugene O'Neill references not as ironic as I thought they would be. But clearly the character was an aspiring playwright so I felt that probably was close to home for Woody himself. So I felt he was a really good reference for me to talk about how ambitious this character was."
On whether he suddenly wanted to break into a song at one point because of the very colorful set: "I don't know that that crossed my mind, but when I first walked on set to do one of those monologues, sitting up on that lifeguard chair, I had some really surreal moments. You look around and you see all these extras. You immediately just feel like you're in another time.
"I get what you're saying because the performance of Mickey is a performance because he's talking to the audience. The trickiest part, to be honest, was to almost dial it back because I felt like my character. He's in the story but he also has to be indifferent. He has to be indifferent about the morals of all the other characters because he's evolved as well.
There is something a little more grandiose about being 10 feet taller than everyone else around you, literally on a lifeguard chair and speaking into the camera. You're speaking to a theater full of people the same way you would on stage. It's your responsibility to tell the story in a way as to not influence the audience one way or the other. As the story goes on, you see that Mickey gets a little more honest about what he's dealing with."
On why he does not jump more into acting: "I guess the same could be said about my albums. I went solo in 2002 and in 15 years, I've only released three albums. Because the last one for me was a double album. I guess you could call it four albums technically. I can only tell you where I'm at now. I can tell you that it recently dawned on me that I actually really am a dad.
"I just really enjoy that. I feel lucky to have worked with such great people. As it pertains to the film industry, David Fincher, the Coen brothers, Woody Allen, I'm getting to work with artists who have changed the way I thought about and felt about movies. So to get to work with them, I feel like I owe it to myself to work with people who make you better at this point in my career, as far as it pertains to films."
In his traditional Halloween scare-athon, the former *NSYNC star has posted several videos to his Instagram account of him scaring his adorable husband, all for the internet's enjoyment. Don't believe it? Just take a look at his many scared faces!
With his return to the Super Bowl halftime stage confirmed for 2018 in Minneapolis, let's celebrate JT's robust solo catalog (and revisit some career smashes that may populate his set next January) by counting down his top 20 Hot 100 hits. As a sign of his musical versatility and industry respect, the list includes many collaborations with an array of top talent, including rap superstars JAY Z and TI and pop royalty in Madonna and Michael Jackson.
Justin Timberlake's Top 20 Billboard Hot 100 Hits is based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, certain eras are weighted to account for different chart turnover rates over various periods.
Justin Timberlake to perform at Super Bowl Halftime Show - 10/22/17
Lights over the crowd gathered at F1's super stage on Saturday night went out as Frank Sinatra played over the P.A.: "I planned each charted course/ Each careful step along the byway/ And more, much more than this/ I did it my way." As "My Way" faded and Justin Timberlake appeared, the link between that song and the pop star's career trajectory felt undeniable.
The 36-year-old singer understands entertainment in that rare way of someone who's been working crowds professionally since childhood. The onetime Mouseketeer turned N'Sync leader turned international pop star is so present onstage that it's hard to imagine he doesn't evaporate into thin air as soon as he steps off of it. That stadium-sized charisma, honed by over 20 years of performances, kept the audience wrapped around his finger for just over an hour.
He zoomed through truncated versions of his songs with little break or banter in between, effectively making his show a medley of his own greatest hits. There were a few surprises, though. A rendition of "My Cherie Amour," by Sunday's F1 headliner Stevie Wonder, faded into an acoustic-driven version of "What Goes Around... Comes Around," finger-picked by Timberlake.
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Early career dance hit "Rock Your Body" brightened via guitar and glistening synth lines, but quickly moved into the unabashed pop of 2016's "Can't Stop the Feeling," which was, in turn, capped by a brief nod to Bill Withers' "Lovely Day." Aside from the notable omission of "Pusher Love Girl," Timberlake hit all of the fan-expected high notes, and he did it at break-neck speed.
Through it all, he danced. He sang. And he didn't hold back on the bangers, either.
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After all, that's expected at a pop show of this magnitude. What sets Timberlake apart, however, is his understanding of what's going on around him onstage, a rarity for a guy whose devoted fans would probably pay to see him sing karaoke. His massive backing band, the Tennessee Kids, are front-and-center live – literally, at times.
The brass section aligned with Timberlake at the front of the stage for the rollicking "Drink You Away." After a bleeding guitar solo on "My Love," which definitely isn't on the studio version, the bandleader introduced his backers as the "best band in the world."
"Try me," he dared.
It's more than a professional generosity. Timberlake respects and recognizes musicianship, which is how he translates even his poppiest cuts into robust performance. He took to the keys for "Señorita," briefly transforming the stage into a lounge, with horn players slinking around and back-up singers writhing at the piano. That left only a brimming Circuit of the Americas to sing along at the end. "LoveStoned" got juiced up by horns and disco-style guitar, buoyed by the singer's vocals even as he moved into the stripped-down interlude, his signature falsetto carrying the song to completion.
The former *NSYNC member sat down for a PEOPLE Now interview recently, where he talked a little bit about his new film A Witches' Ball — where he plays a singing rat! — and dished on his family's elaborate Halloween ensemble plans.
"I make a lot of the costumes, actually," explains Fatone, who shares 7½-year-old daughter Kloey Alexandra and 16-year-old daughter Briahna with wife Kelly. "Or I'll mix things together."
This year, Kloey has a specific request for the family: Guardians of the Galaxy. "She wants to be Rocket, the raccoon. I'm gonna be possibly Groot — I actually have stilts. Kelly's gonna be Gamora, and Briahna is going to be Star-Lord."
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Are One of Hollywood's Most Real Couples - 10/19/17
Today marks the couple's five-year wedding anniversary, which—believe it or not—puts them in a small percentage of Hollywood couples who've made it that far!
But other than defeating the Hollywood couple curse and giving us some serious #RelationshipGoals with their beauty and overall love for each other, there's one thing that makes this A-list couple stand out: They're incredibly real.
From cheesy family photos to dancing in public like no one's watching to wearing matching t-shirts, this duo is actually a lot like all of us.
Their love goes beyond the spotlight of their red carpet moments and gushing about each other in magazine interviews. They also get to enjoy the fun, little moments of just being a normal couple that do totally normal things.
And if you don't believe us, the proof is in the pudding!
*NSYNC's Joey Fatone was envious of JC Chasez's 'sample size' style - 10/19/17
Joey Fatone stopped by Page Six to share his *NSYNC memories, including his biggest fashion fails. According to the 40-year-old crooner, the best-dressed member of the boy band was JC Chasez. "He was able to fit in all the sample sizes of new stuff that comes out," joked Fatone. "Who has a size 23 waist?" Since the group disbanded, Fatone has stayed close with Lance Bass, and revealed to Page Six that the guys still text each on holidays and big life moments, nearly 20 years after their debut album hit the US.
After piling up record after record (musically and achievement-wise) on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, Rihanna reigns as the No. 1 artist over the first 25 years of the survey, which began with the list dated Oct. 3, 1992.
Rihanna roared onto the ranking, which reflects the most-played songs each week on pop radio, according to Nielsen Music, in 2005 with her debut hit "Pon De Replay," her first of an unprecedented 30 top 10s. In 2006, she earned her first Pop Songs No. 1, "SOS," of 11, a record she shares with Katy Perry, the chart's No. 4 top artist.
Notably, Rihanna has reached historic heights despite having arrived on the chart more than halfway through its existence.
Rounding out the top five Pop Songs artists since the chart's inception 25 years ago, below Rihanna, P!nk places at No. 2; Maroon 5 ranks at No. 3, and reigns as the top group; Perry is No. 4; and Justin Timberlake claims the No. 5 spot, while ranking as the top solo male.
"DreamWorks Trolls Holiday," a half-hour animated musical special that features the A-list talent involved in the highly successful film franchise that launched last November, is set to premiere Friday, Nov. 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and will also be available on Netflix beginning Dec. 6.
"DreamWorks Trolls Holiday" marks the return of Anna Kendrick as the voice of Poppy, Justin Timberlake as Branch and Zooey Deschanel as Bridget. The toe-tapping musical special centers on the eternally optimistic Poppy, queen of the Trolls, who learns that the Bergens no longer have any holidays on their calendar. She enlists the help of Branch and the Snack Pack on a mission to fix something that the Bergens don't think is broken.
Alongside the holiday special, DreamWorks/RCA Records will release the soundtrack, titled "Trolls Holiday," globally on Oct. 27. The seven-track album will feature musical performances from Poppy, Branch and the rest of the cast that appear in the television special.
Joey Fatone Reveals the Last Time He Was 'Super' Starstruck - 10/17/17
'Trolls' nominated for American Music Award - 10/17/17
Three Michelin starred Antoine Westermann, Chef and owner of Le Coq Rico, and his executive chef Guillaume Ginther, took the top $10,000 prize as Iron Chefs' Choice winner at the New York Wine Food Festival's Rooftop Iron Chef Showdown hosted by Alton Brown.
He won with his "Leeks Vinaigrette" dish with hollandaise sauce and Russett Pomme Allumette, one of his signature dishes.
The contest was judged by Geoffrey Zakarian, Mac Forgione, Jose Garces, Alex Guarnaschelli, Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Simon, Stephanie Izard and Alex Guarnaschelli.
At Blue Boon Burger Bash, hosted by Rachael Ray, the people's choice winner was Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer for "The Greg Norman" with wagyu beef, house buttermilk-dill, blue cheese and arugula on a potato roll.
The judge's winner was Le Rivage for his "French Onion Soup Burger," a Pat laFrieda Denim Blue Blended burger topped with gruyere, béchamel, confit onions on an english muffin.
Judges included David Diehl, Elvis Duran, Jaime Sire and Lance Bass, while Grammy Award-winning Naughty By Nature played for the crowd.
Check out photos of Lance Bass at the New York Wine & Food Festival at Zimbio.
Justin Timberlake Wows in Woody Allen Movie, Says Super Bowl Deal Is Not Done, No Announcement - 10/15/17
Justin Timberlake acquits himself as an actor in Woody Allen's "Wonder Wheel," a gorgeous looking drama that offers Kate Winslet in an Oscar buzzy performance, and Jim Belushi as a breakout possible Supporting Actor nominee.
"Wonder Wheel" doesn't open until December 1st, but it won raves last night at the closing of the New York Film Festival. Allen and Winslet waved to the audience at Alice Tully Hall from a box high above, but declined to accept kudos at Tavern on the Green, where they were absent. But Timberlake and Belushi were happy to make the scene, as well as Tony Sirico and Steve Schirrippa, the two former Sopranos who make a cameo in the film.
Justin was accompanied by his beautiful wife, Jessica Biel, who just wrapped her USA TV series. They are happy as clams, and Jessica raved about their two and a half year old son, Silas.
But when I asked Justin what to expect at his Super Bowl performance come February, I was surprised by the answer. "There's no announcement," he said. (Funny– so much time had passed I thought this was all done. Last year the NFL announced Lady Gaga on September 29th.) He and manager Rick Yorn each shook their heads. "No, nope, no, the NFL is still having issues of course with kneeling," Justin said. "There is nothing to announce."
So, that's a downer.
But "Wonder Wheel" — which I see is dividing press who saw it this week– I feel is a strong drama with moral twist that will surprise the audience. Winslet is extraordinary in her transition through the arc of the film. And her work in the third act will yield her many nominations and awards.
Check out photos of Justin Timberlake at the New York Film Festival at Zimbio.
Review: Lance Bass and Larger Than Life dazzle at Mulcahy's - 10/15/17
On October 13, boy band Larger Than Life performed at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall, which featured Lance Bass from *NSYNC as their special musical host.
Larger Than Life was introduced by Lance Bass of the world renowned boy band *NSYNC, who got the Mulcahy's crowd pumped up about 90's Night.
"We have a long way to go tonight. Now, who has seen Larger Than Life before?" Bass asked, and the response was tremendous. "Damn, you have some groupies in the house. Well, I'm a big fan too, and I came to see their show. Guys, let's have some fun tonight. Shall we?"
Larger Than Life performed all of the boy band hits including their namesake tune "Larger Than Life," "Tearin' Up My Heart," as well as songs from New Kids on the Block. The more contemporary songs "Despacito" (Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber), "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" (Shawn Mendes), and "Can't Stop the Feeling" (Justin Timberlake) were added bonuses.
Particularly impressive about "Bye Bye Bye" was that Lance Bass jumped on stage and showcased his spot-on dance moves, where the audience went nuts, as rightfully so, as they were reliving their childhood.
Overall, it was a fun and entertaining night for all, especially for Larger Than Life members Edvin, Toly, Devin, Chris and Price, who were able to make this childhood dreams of theirs a reality (to share the stage with Lance Bass). As always, Larger Than Life did the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC and the other boy bands proud. Their charisma and passion for performing is evident, as well as their love for Mulcahy's and their dedicated fans and listeners. Well done boys.
Joey Fatone joined *NSYNC back in 1995, but he has some sage advice for any youngsters venturing into music today.
"You can pursue music and be a doctor . . . Always have the doctor as a backup plan just in case, but try both," he said at the Turn 2 Foundation gala.
He did not have such lofty goals himself. "My backup plan was to work at Universal or on a cruise line when I was younger," he revealed.
Meanwhile, if his boy band had come of age with social media, "I think we would have been a lot bigger on a faster scale." But then again, "if it was around when the group was at its height — they would have caught two things: Me walking out of a strip club and drinking under the age. S - - t happens!"
Joey Fatone Transforms Into a Singing Rat in 'A Witches' Ball' - 10/12/17
'A Witches' Ball' follows 12-year-old witch Beatrix and her pet rat, Muggs', adventures as Beatrix learns to use her magical powers. The Halloween film premieres on Discovery Family on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 9 p.m. ET.
On October 2, the day after the Las Vegas massacre, Lance Bass phoned a friend. Already knowing the answer, he asked if blood donations were still banned for people like him.
"I called my friends that were donating blood at the Red Cross Vegas, just to see," he told Billboard. "I knew they would turn it down, of course, but I just wanted to have the ask out there again."
And what did the Red Cross say?
"Exactly what I knew they'd say," Bass replied. "That they can't receive a gay man's blood."
Since 1983, MSM, or "men who have sex with men," has been the CDC and FDA's legal and federal classification for a group of people whose blood is not welcome at national blood banks and local donation centers across the U.S. For the better part of 34 years, the government has held onto the controversial MSM ban, a policy that says homosexual male blood is "too risky" to use, and that a donation from an otherwise healthy man must be discarded to protect against potential population contamination and "HIV infection." The historic explanation behind MSM is statistically conservative and traditionally simplistic, one we're probably all too familiar with; the subsequent fall out from this existing policy is much messier.
In the early eighties, the emergence of AIDS was found to initially be associated with "male-to-male sexual contact," a disease thought to only be ailing the gay population. As new data emerged, scientists and government officials discovered that heterosexuals could also contract AIDS through commercial sex work (CSW) and intravenous drug use (IDU). In 1984 it was discovered that a virus, now known as HIV, caused AIDS, and HIV was something we could potentially screen for. By 1985, we had the first HIV screening tests for patients and potential donors.
Some stellar films were made during the 90's -- classics such as Clueless, Pulp Fiction, Pretty Woman, Titanic, Jurassic Park and many more (thousands were made, so we can't name 'em all). And the 90's House gang will honor this decade of cinema with a fun and quirky mission.
"You gotta come up with your own totally '90s movie poster," host Lance Bass informs the cast members in the sneak peek of this week's episode, above. "We'll give you props, costumes, anything you need to make a killer poster." And ACTION!
So who is excited to tackle the challenge, and who has some reservations about working with their partner? Watch the clip to learn more, and don't miss a brand-new episode of 90's House on Tuesday at 11/10c!
It's a boy for Chris Kirkpatrick! The *NSYNC alum's wife Karly gave birth to the couple's first child, son Nash Dylan Kirkpatrick, on Tuesday, Oct. 10, his rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, baby Nash measured 19.5 inches and weighed 8 lbs., 9 oz.
Kirkpatrick, 45, and his wife revealed exclusively to PEOPLE in March that they were going to be parents, sharing a hilarious manipulated 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 told PEOPLE at the time. "We are both looking forward to becoming parents, and learning how much fun having a child will be."
In May, the then-dad-to-be shared a photo to Twitter to reveal the sex of the baby, showing himself and Karly posing next to a paintball crossbow and sign that read, "Boy or girl?" with blue paint splashed across it.
Everything Is Mama for Jimmy Fallon's two daughters, Winnie and Frances.
ET's Cameron Mathison sat down with the Tonight Show host in the Rainbow Room of 30 Rock in New York City last week, where he opened up about his second children's book, and what it's like as the odd man out in a house full of ladies.
While Fallon keeps his eye on Franny, he says both his daughters already love performing. "They watch Daddy. They've seen me dress as a 15-year-old girl. They're kind of like, 'Yeah, that's what Dad does,'" he explained. "They just love to be silly and laughing. They're very happy kids."
The former Saturday Night Live star's kids also get a lot of sleep -- while their dad hangs out with pals like Justin Timberlake. "The book is short enough, so you can read the book and get the hell out of the bedroom," he joked, before dishing on his bromance with the singer.
"He's just a good guy, very creative," he shared. "I got a tandem bike for my birthday. Justin comes over and goes, 'Let's go ride it.' I go, 'Want to go bro biking?' And he's like, 'Bro biking! Let's do it!'"
"We just have a good time," Fallon added. "Who knows the adventures, what's going to happen?"
Bless your heart, Lance Bass! The former *NSYNC member invited Us Weekly into his Los Angeles kitchen for one of the most decadent southern dishes – his Mississippi Tater Casserole. Y'all need to try this – watch the video to see how it's done.
The recipe, which he calls a "Mississippi staple," is the perfect comfort food dish for colder weather. "This dish is the epitome of the holidays to me. This is what the holidays taste like," he explained to Us. "Christmas, Thanksgiving, Super Bowl – yes that's a holiday in the south. You name it – 4th of July, this is the casserole that's on every table because it's the perfect side dish to anything."
The dish, which contains hash browns, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, onion, cheddar cheese, and cornflakes, and margarine is not for the faint of heart. Bass, 38, says that his friends love to make fun of his Southern cooking. "I love making this dish because when you present it to your friends, they kinda laugh at it at first because it has cornflakes on top. They're like what kind of Mississippi dish is this, it's so white trash. But when they taste it, it's the best thing they've ever had and they're all taking seconds home with them."
The recipe is the ideal side dish for a game day or a holiday, but can also be eaten any time of day. "It's very easy and it tastes so good. You can have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oh yeah – trifecta!" He said. "What's even better is – it's great the next day. You put it in the refrigerator and eat it cold the next morning – its good to go!"
Bass, who is currently the host of MTV's 90's House, built his own house and kitchen with food on his mind. "I built this kitchen a few years ago to pretend that I was on a cooking show, at all times." He revealed, "I'm that freak who loves Chef Ramsey, all the amazing TV chefs. My husband and I get together, he's my sous chef. I get to yell at him, its really fun. Stressful for him, but really fun for me."
WHAT: Acclaimed and accomplished chefs from around the country will put their cutting-edge skills to work at the Autism Speaks Celebrity Chef Gala. Now marking its 11th year, the event helps fund vital research, free resources and services that meet the diverse needs of people with autism at every stage of life. It's part dinner party, part pop-up, part cooking demonstration as Cipriani Wall Street is transformed into a massive open kitchen with stations for nearly 100 chefs and pastry chefs.
Joey Fatone, the multi-platinum *NSYNC recording artist and star of Broadway, film and television, will emcee the evening. Fatone, who is also a restaurateur and an advocate for people with disabilities, has a daughter who is on the autism spectrum.
Read more here. Check out more photos of Joey Fatone at the gala at Zimbio.
Justin Timberlake Works His Magic in the Recording Studio With The Shadowboxers - 10/9/17
The word "Levi's" is practically synonymous with denim jeans. But the 164-year-old American heritage brand is hoping to expand its dominance to other product categories.
"We started saying, 'How do we pivot from share of denim to share of closet?'" says James 'JC' Curleigh, Levi's executive vice president and president of global brands. "And you find yourself exploring Levi's categories a little bit differently." That means belts, t-shirts, chambray shirts, knits, wovens and, most importantly for the brand at the present moment, the 1967 70505 Type III trucker jacket. With its signature front 'V' seams, the hardy workwear garment became fashionable when it was worn by the likes of George Harrison and Jefferson Airplane.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Type III trucker jacket, Levi's enlisted 50 influencers from around the world and asked them to customise or design their own versions of the trucker jacket, which will be revealed Thursday night at a splashy event before a crowd of about 400 influencers and members of the media at the Levi's Haus, a showroom-cum-performance space.
Collaborators hail from Mexico, China, India and everywhere in between and include musicians G-Dragon, Justin Timberlake, Diplo, Justice and Tinie Tempah; designers Virgil Abloh, Jun Takahashi, Masaba Gupta, Samuel Ross of A Cold Wall and Carla Fernández; models Karlie Kloss, Romee Strijd and Irene Kim; athletes Clayton Kershaw and Robbie Rogers, editors Laura Brown, Nick Sullivan, Emmanuelle Alt, Christine Centenera, Will Welch and Caroline Issa; entrepreneur Miroslava Duma; stylist Karla Welch; YouTube personality Jim Chapman, and many more — including the evening's performers, Chance the Rapper and Solange Knowles, and DJ, Snoop Dogg. The jackets, however, won't be for sale, but may go up for auction at the collaborator's discretion.
"Having these adjacencies with the people at the center of culture is super important, whether they are musicians or fashion designers," says Jonathan Cheung, Levi's head of design. "That's why events like this 50th anniversary are important. There's no immediate financial gain because we are not selling these jackets and we are not making reproductions of these jackets." For Cheung, the aim is to grow brand relevance, which will benefit the company's entire offering. "If you set your brand as a rocket ship, everything else will be pulled into the slipstream."
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."