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Security and Cops Gettin' Wild: Look, I get it. Every drunken dickhead in town "knows someone" or thinks he has pull at the door, but that doesn't mean the hammer goes down on everyone. I was stopped by two cops who didn't want me to walk 50 yards from where the Smashing Pumpkins would be playing an ... More >>
Oh, what's up JT? Nice of you to join us over here in the music world again. You abandoned us in 2006 after Future Sex/Love Sounds--quick note: that was seven years ago, and seven years is roughly the age of a first grader, so we are now a first grader's life away from the previous JT record--but th ... More >>
I remember one of the most exciting moments from last year's SXSW. I was walking out of my hotel and I heard the familiar strains of an iconic bassline rumbling across the avenue toward me like the vapor trail of a picnic beckoning to a cartoon wolf. "Wait, is that... Snoop Dogg?" I thought. Bad ass ... More >>
Justin Timberlake's comeback is exhausting. After a musical drought, it feels like we've suddenly been welcomed with a constant stream of JT news, appearances, performances, videos and Target commercials. From the initial release of his "prepare ye the way of the Justin" warning video on, he's been ... More >>
At what point did teen girls suddenly just become wrong? "Serious" music fans seem to have universally accepted a critique of quality that befalls any artist who willingly sells to the rabid teen girl market and stigmatized the fans who dare to sometimes be male or at least above the age of 18. It's ... More >>
Whoa boy, what a week, right? Beyonce! Justin Timberlake! Fall Out Boy! Destiny's Child! My Bloody Valentine! Over the last few days our ears have been blessed with new releases and reunions from some buzzworthy artists who couldn't keep loyal and patient fans waiting much longer. From full-albums t ... More >>
So, Justin Timberlake and Destiny's Child dropped two singles over the weekend, and people who mostly grew up in the last decade rejoiced. Everybody else was like, "What the hell is this all about?" Both these major pop entities haven't dropped new music in a long while. Timberlake, who hasn't rele ... More >>
Kirstie Alley may be coming to Broadway in a Lance Bass-produced play called The Fabulous Lies of Hollywood Whores, according to the Times' Patrick Healy. If everything works out, Kirstie would play "the Pimp," a lady with an upscale escort service that's run out of a department store, but h ... More >>
Timberlake, representing the 99 percent
...despite these black marks, Is This It was a decade-defining record that set the agenda for how rock sounded and even looked throughout the aughts. More importantly, Is This It remains (takes deep breath, steels self for commenter rage) the single best album released in the past 10 years." ... More >>
It's so cute, even if it's a tiny bit inspired by a line about Justin Timberlake's character in Friends With Benefits. It's....
Four songs from this past season of Saturday Night Livethree by the Andy Samberg-led pop-comedy troupe the Lonely Island, and Justin Timberlake's protestation that he's so over being a pop starhave been nominated for Emmys in the Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics category. (That's ... More >>
In last week's breakdown of Lil Wayne's chart ubiquity, I noted that while Lady Gaga's Born This Way and its singles seemed to be everywhere, she hasn't staked out much additional Billboard territory with collaborations. Her only charting collab of late is "3-Way (The Golden Rule)," a little ... More >>
So far. According to guyism.com. Based on their sex appeal. (Yes, I try to spotlight the other team once in a while.) (3) Lea Michele I guess her Tony awards appearance last year is still not instigating waves of glee. (2) Cameron Diaz You mean, her reuniting with ex beau Justin Timb ... More >>
Today is the official release date for Lady Gaga's long-incubating Born This Way, and it's being accompanied by aggressive efforts to move copies--today the album's retailing for 99 cents at Amazon MP3, while Best Buy is doling out free CDs to anyone who signs up for a smartphone contract thi ... More >>
Superheroes, sequels, and TWO Conans! Summer has arrived.
• There is a "historic winter storm" headed across the U.S. that meteorologists predict will last through Wednesday and impact a third of the U.S. population, primarily in the Midwest and the South. New York may get an ice storm (currently a "snow to wintry mix" is predicted for Tuesday). B ... More >>
via NY Daily NewsToday, Anne Hathaway and James Franco were named the hosts of this year's Academy Awards. The Daily News reports that Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer (the producers of the Oscars) said, "James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons -- fresh, exc ... More >>
Britney does it again, and again
Are you smarter than the average bear? (Or at least the average twink.) Then you'll know I'm truthing when I tell you that Yogi Bear the movie -- in 3D, yet -- is hitting cinemas this Christmas, just in time for the Oscar race, nyuck nyuck. In this slapstick-heavy mix of humans and animatio ... More >>
Destino all dried out.Destino, the midtown restaurant that was forced to close earlier this year due a busted water pipe, will reopen Thursday, September 16. Justin Timberlake, once a minor investor in the venture, is no longer involved.
Are you a young man, located in "areas like Williamsburg, Brooklyn," who likes to wear hats? Are you inspired by Justin Timberlake and "pictures of Frank Sinatra"? Do you consider your hat a part of your "look," but just can't nail down the proper hat etiquette? The Wall Street Journal can help.
A small shift at the top of the charts this week -- snoozy country act Lady Antebellum retakes the top spot, with Need You Now selling 126,000 copies to the smoky Sade album Soldier Of Love's 79,000 -- is followed by a slew of debuts from artists of varying notoriety. Polarizing American Idol ... More >>
Just try and avoid it! It'll be on every channel except Boomerang, filling your brain with the sight of caring celebrities reaching out to get exposure for their new CDs--I mean for Haitian relief, while raising tons of dollars for that worthy cause through high-profile artistry and in-your- ... More >>
The grandaddy of late-night comedy shows, Saturday Night Live, got a boost when Emmy awards went to Tina Fey's priceless Sarah Palin impression and Justin Timberlake's equally riotous impersonation of a host. And they just got even bigger buzz when a new cast member dropped the f bomb and Ma ... More >>
Esmee Denters was a goofily pretty Dutch pancake house waitress who, in 2006, began uploading videos of herself singing covers of Beyonce and Alicia Keyes songs to YouTube. In 2007, she posted a clip of herself covering of Justin Timberlake's "What Goes Around" in which, at the end of the video, ... More >>
This week in booze news... Justin Timberlake tossed his designer fedora into the ring of celebrities with their own spirits brands with his newly launched 901 tequila. The number is supposed to signify the beginning of party time but also happens to be the area code for Memphis, JT's hometown. [Yum ... More >>
David WentworthThis really happened. In the week we went to fashion week, Kanye appeared pretty much everywhere. Justin Timberlake was in the building, too--right next to the chia pets. We interviewed director Richard Foreman, who kinda hates Shakespeare, and Thursday, who admit to sort of being d ... More >>
Is that the real Paris Hilton?David Wentworth With an intro of Jimi Hendrix's "Star-Spangled Banner" and a soundtrack made up of the Black Keys and the Rolling Stones, Monday's William Rast show has got to be the biggest fashion rock spectacle of Fashion Week. It's the line co-designed by Justin Ti ... More >>
While the Upper East Side BBQ spot, Southern Hospitality (1460 Second Avenue), is typically referred to as "Justin Timberlake's" and it was recently reported that the restaurant was scouting a second location in Chelsea, Timberlake wants to clarify something: he is not involved in Southern Hos ... More >>
Its a jam of a different flavor
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Pazz & Jop Special for the week of February 7-13, 2007
The year's best-selling album made mass culture sound vapid; the year's hottest auteur made vapidity sound transcendent
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