Posts tagged "Justin Timberlake"

*NSYNC Reunited (At Chris Kirkpatrick’s Wedding): Morning Mix

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:: *NSYNC reunited — at member Chris Kirkpatrick‘s wedding, and at a very low cost. “I think it’s hilarious to know that Justin Timberlake is going to be in a Men’s Warehouse tux ushering the wedding,” Lance Bass said prior to the ceremony. [E!]

:: Eminem has debuted a snippet of MMLP2 bonus track “Don’t Front,” featuring Buckshot. Fans can access the track by purchasing the album and Call of Duty: Ghosts together at select retailers. [Rap-Up]

:: Dolly Parton, country legend and godmother to Miley Cyrus, is the latest person to vouch for the Bangerz star. Parton says that she would never offer Cyrus career advice, as “she’s just trying to find her own place and wings and learn to fly.” [London Evening Standard]

:: Justin Bieber was “spotted” sneaking out of a Rio de Janiero brothel. Save for sneakers, a sheet covers his entire body in the photographic evidence. [New York Post]

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Justin Timberlake’s “TKO” Video: Watch Him Get More Than Knocked Out

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This Isn't Going To End Well
Justin Timberlake dropped another epic visual from The 20/20 Experience with “TKO,” and while the subject matter couldn’t be further from that of his instant classic “Mirrors” video, this one is just as sprawling and beautifully shot. Much of the clip finds JT and co-star Riley Keough in the middle of some undefined lover’s quarrel, exchanging cold stares in the type of apartment only rich, beautiful people get to live in. Soon it escalates into one of those intense spats only rich, beautiful people seem to have, followed by that angry argument sex only rich, beautiful people get to enjoy.

Soon enough, JT is chained to the back of a pickup truck as his spurned lover drags him across the desert. The whole thing, which Timberlake co-wrote with director Ryan Reichenfeld, certainly fits with the darker vibe of The 20/20 Experience – 2 Of 2. Check it out up top.

Idolator Halloween: The 12 Most Murderous Music Videos In Pop History

You've Been Warned
Gruesome movies like A Nightmare On Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes and Scream have gone down as some of the most classic horror films in movie history. In the Pop world, artists have taken a page out of the genre’s book and created equally wicked music videos. Whether it’s taking revenge out on a former lover or killing people just for fun, the music industry has had its fair share of horrifying visuals.

As Halloween approaches, take a look back at some of the most killer (pun-intended) videos in music history below! More »

Rihanna’s Tweets Are The Cause Of Another Arrest: Morning Mix

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:: Rihanna is the ultimate social media queen, so when she tweets or instagrams something everyone sees it – even people in Thailand! After posting a racy tweet about a sex show in Phuket during her Diamonds World Tour stop, the bar’s owner was arrested. This wasn’t the first time Riri’s tweets got people in trouble! Her Instagram photo of herself with a slow loris resulted in two arrests of Thai business owners, with wildlife activists condoning their behavior. [Gigwise]

:: Madonna has been banned from a chain of movie theaters after she was caught texting during 12 Years A Slave. The Queen of Pop reportedly spent all of her time texting from her Blackberry inside the NYC Lincoln Theater. [NME]

:: Justin Timberlake has delayed his upcoming 20/20 Experience World Tour dates in Montreal and Boston due to extended rehearsals. Well, at least this gives you some time to memorize his new songs! The tour now officially kicks off at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on November 6. [ONTD]

:: Gwen Stefani is pregnant! The No Doubt singer has been trying to hide her baby bump for weeks, but it was on full display over the weekend when she went pumpkin picking with her family. Congrats Gwen! [Huffington Post]

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Pharrell Marries Helen Lasichanh, Ceremony Features Concert By Usher & Busta Rhymes

Pharrell married model Helen Lasichanh on October 12 in Miami. The longtime couple has been engaged since late 2012, with hopes at the time to be married last spring.

Celebrity photographer Terry Richardson snapped wedding shots aboard a yacht, before the two married at Coconut Grove, Fla.’s National Tropical Botanical Gardens. As if inspired by a recent shoot by Richardson for GQ British, Pharrell wore a red and green tartan tuxedo while Lasichanh paired a voluminous, dark blue, plaid gown with a delicate tiara.

While Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke were rumored to perform, Us Weekly confirmed that Usher and Busta Rhymes had performed a mini concert for the just-married couple. “[T]he most fun wedding I’ve ever been to,” a source said. More »

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Taylor And Timberlake Lead 2013 American Music Awards Nominations

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis continue their domination this year, leading the field of 2013 American Music Awards nominees with six nods including Artist of the Year, New Artist of the Year, Favorite Rap Artist and Favorite Rap Album. But, like, Yeezus and Born Sinner aren’t even nominated for Best Rap Album so what does any of this even mean, really?

The Seattle hip-hop duo edged out superstars Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake, who each notched five nominations and are also up for Artist of the Year. That category is rounded out by Bruno Mars and Rihanna. RiRi, Robin Thicke and Florida Georgia Line scored four nominations apiece.

As of now, the only confirmed performers are Miley Cyrus (oooh boy, prepare your thinkpiece-ing caps) and Imagine Dragons. The AMAs are determined by fan voting and air November 24 on ABC. Check out the full list of nominees below. More »

Justin Timberlake Nabs His Second #1 Album Of 2013 With New ’20/20 Experience’

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It was always going to be a tough week for newcomers Lorde, Tyler Farr and HAIM, whose debut albums all went up against the release of Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience — 2 of 2. Still, all involved can pop a bottle knowing they landed in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200.

Unsurprisingly, Timberlake goes in at #1 with his second volume of his 20/20 Experience, after it sold 350,000 copies. His previous LP, released in March, debuted at the top with 968,000 sold. At that time, JT had the Top 5 smash “Suit & Tie” under his belt and “Mirrors” on its way up the chart. So far his latest LP has produced the minor hit “Take Back The Night,” which peaked at #29 on the Hot 100. More »

Nicole Scherzinger Is Recording A Song For The Special Olympics: Morning Mix

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:: Nicole Scherzinger is putting her celebrity to good use. The former Pussycat Doll has recorded a song to raise awareness for the next Special Olympics. [Instagram]

:: Who do I have to bribe to get an invite to this? Pharrell will celebrate his wedding to long-term partner Helen Lasichanh in Miami this weekend. Guests include Jay Z and Justin Timberlake. [Vibe]

:: Wardell have just signed to Roc Nation. Who? An LA-based pop duo comprised of Steven Spielberg‘s kids Sasha and Theo. [NME]

:: Ever wonder what it would feel like to be trolled by your idol? Madonna fans can tell you all about it after the icon promised a new album in a Twitter Q&A before taking it back. Rude. [Twitter]

:: Jordin Sparks will guest star on CSI as a high school teacher called Alison. No word yet if she’ll be alive or dead. (Remember when Holly Valance played a corpse?) [Rickey.org]

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Justin Timberlake’s ‘The 20/20 Experience — 2 Of 2′ Will Debut At No. 1

Justin Timberlake will score his second No. 1 record this year with The 20/20 Experience — 2 of 2. Billboard predicts that, at around 350,000 copies sold, 2 of 2 should knock Drake‘s Nothing Was the Same from the Billboard 200′s top spot, meaning that Lorde‘s Pure Heroine will debut at No. 3.

Is Timberlake’s sales victory a “TKO,” then? Not quite. At 968,000 copies sold, his first 20/20 Experience still holds the record for this year’s largest sales week and is the biggest-selling album of 2013. That’s right — with 2 of 2, Timberlake was tasked to beat his own sales records.

Plus, after his first 20/20 Experience arrived to critical acclaim, the soulful but sprawling 2 of 2 had debuted to mixed reviews. Some outlets, like USA Today, praised its ambition. Others, like our Idolator review, concluded that 20/20 is “the first real blemish on JT’s catalog,” given how the pop star’s reunion with Timbaland amounted to music that felt redundant. More »

20 Things Sex Is Like, According To Justin Timberlake’s Complete ’20/20 Experience’

Pop music is rife with clunky sexual metaphors (Lady Gaga‘s ride on the disco stick, 50 Cent‘s visit to the candy shop, 98 Degreesmic check, Flo Rida‘s whistle-w(h)etting to name but a few recent examples). You may even remember the urban legend that every Dave Matthews Band song was actually about sex, a theory that likely made you either love or hate the band even more. Well, that’s sort of the theme with Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience – 2 Of 2, the lustfulness of which comes as sort of a shock after JT played the comfy romantic in (most of) 1 Of 2. This time around, he employs pop’s oldest trick at every turn, chronicling his carnal desires via a bevy of analogies (some of them song length), including: a PG version of Trent Reznor‘s desire to “fuck you like an animal” on “Gimme What I Don’t Know (I Want),” a thirst for your blood inspired by the horny vampires on True Blood, plus “Murder,” which is about dying to have sex (I think?).

Of course, Timberlake has done this before. On Volume 1′s “Pusher Love Girl,” love was literally a form of heroin or cocaine. And on “Strawberry Bubblegum,” Timberlake likened his partner’s and his own nether regions, respectively, to pink gum and a blueberry lollipop (do blueberry lollipops even exist?). Whether you think these sexual colloquialisms are awesomely bad or just plain bad, there’s no denying it’s all part of an enlightening and odd lyrical crutch JT has adopted during his regal comeback.

Below, we’ve listed all the things sex is like, according to lyrics from both volumes of The 20/20 Experience. Time to separate the boys and girls and chuckle through sex ed.  More »