With Justin Timberlake’s new album out, the pop singer is turning his attention back to the big screen. The In Time star has just been confirmed to lead the indie biopic about record icon Neil Bogart. Timberlake is said to be producing this one as well, but we are yet to hear further details about who is working on the script or the director. The title is Spinning Gold and it has been in the works since 2011.
“Neil Bogart was a fascinating individual whose vision, drive and passion brought us some of the most influential music of our time. I am proud to be part of this project to bring this incredible life story to the screen.” – Justin Timberlake
The five-time SNL host can next be seen in Brad Furman’s crime drama Runner, Runner in a role opposite Ben Affleck, Anthony Mackie, and Gemma Arterton. Fans should look for that one on the last weekend of September.
Saturday Night Live had one hell of a monologue last night as Justin Timberlake hosted for the fifth time. For fans of the long-running sketch series that means one thing–another Five-Timers Club sketch loaded with cameos. Those appearing this time around were Steve Martin, Paul Simon, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, and Candace Bergen. Just in case that was not enough though, the bit also featured a minor parody of Django Unchained in which Hanks and Baldwin force Bobby Moynihan to fight Taran Killam to the death. Continue Reading
Justin Timberlake has the honors of following up Kevin Hart this week as Saturday Night Live host. He will be pulling double duty as the actor will be the musical guest as well to promote his new album, Suit & Tie. Kenan Thompson was at JT’s side for the SNL promos which are probably some of the best we have seen all year. Hit the jump for the view and be sure to tune in March 9th for the broadcast. Perhaps Andy Samberg can be convinced to make his second cameo appearance of the season for obvious reasons. Continue Reading
Not many people seem to care that Kevin Hart is hosting Saturday Night Live next month, but it turns out Justin Timberlake has dibs on the follow-up show which might get a few people excited. The pop star-turned-actor will be hosting the long-running sketch comedy series for the fifth time of his career in an effort to promote his new solo album The 20/20 Experience. The music drops ten days later on March 19. But wait, there’s more! NBC also announced today that JT will be appearing on Jimmy Fallon the week following SNL with musical performance for each day of the week and interview segments on Monday and Friday. Continue Reading
Just last year, it made headlines when Justin Timberlake’s investment group bought Myspace for $35 million–$545 million less than what News Corp. paid for the same company six years prior. The news was immediately met with skepticism, but the low price tag convinced a lot of us that this was a ‘no lose’ scenario. This was the original social network and still brought in sizable revenue on a yearly basis, suggesting there was some hope in salvaging its reputation. On the other hand, that would require a complete overhaul of Myspace’s identity which we have been waiting to see ever since word broke of this deal.
I just got done reading EW’s soft review of an early beta for the revamped Myspace, and there is enough on the topic to share with you all simply because it is still a recognizable brand despite its irrelevance in today’s culture. The biggest takeaway here is that this seeks to be entrant in the growing arena of niche social networking. It is no longer a direct competitor to Facebook nor will it ever return to such status. Continue Reading
Trouble with the Curve debuted nationwide today, and despite mediocre reviews the movie is expected to fare well at the box office. Aided by a flurry of ads on television and the four-year return of Clint Eastwood, there is a perhaps a bit more interest than there normally would be for another baseball movie only one-year out from the Oscar-worthy Moneyball. There are two new featurettes out today with the cast talking about their characters including Clint Eastwood who has some words about Timberlake’s turn to acting. Continue Reading
Justin Timberlake was on The Tonight Show last night. The pop singer-turned-actor is out promoting his new film Trouble with the Curve in which he stars alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. His character in this one is that of a former baseball prospect who is now a scout that happens to be wooing Eastwood’s daughter (Adams.) Aside from that, the tone is very old-timey which is validated by Timberlake’s words in the appearance on Tuesday’s show.
Other topics of conversation included Timberlake’s role as ambassador of the Ryder’s Cup golf tournament and his fiance, Jessica Biel. Also mentioned was an interesting bit of trivia: Eastwood and Timberlake played golf every weekend while filming Trouble with the Curve hence why mum’s the word on the icon’s infamous chair speech. Continue Reading
America is about to sit through yet another baseball movie this fall. No, it is not a sequel to Moneyball, but it does star Clint Eastwood who is taking a backseat for once from the director’s chair (the first time since 1993′s In the Line of Fire actually) as Robert Lorenz has behind-the-camera duty for this picture. The movie centers around Eastwood’s character who is a baseball scout that takes his daughter on one last recruiting trip.
The trailer seems to showcase a Gran Torino-like vibe from its star, yet it is toned down enough for us to not call it ‘the same character.’ Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake add a romantic element to the mix that does not look like it fits the story they are trying to tell, but then again I just saw In Time again on HBO the other night and right now anything with Timberlake looks incredibly awkward to me. We will see how it turns out in a month and a half. Continue Reading
Ellen Degeneres celebrated her 1500th show on daytime television this week, and of course, that means a lengthy clip montage set against Flo Rida music. Continue Reading
It looks as if Ben Affleck will be taking a break from his busy directing career to do a little acting for someone other than himself. The actor-turned-director will be starring alongside Justin Timberlake in a new feature from New Regency called Runner Runner. The film will be set against the backdrop of off-shore online gambling with the story being about the complex relationship between a business’ founder and his protege.
As previously mentioned, Affleck has been quite the busy bee on the directorial side of things with The Town in 2010 and the upcoming Iranian-hostage thriller Argo which is due out in October. While the actor does star in both of those films, he has not been directed much at all as of late. He will be taking his cues this time around from The Lincoln Lawyer director Brad Furman. The Matthew McConaughey-lead Lionsgate movie did not rise to blockbuster status at the box office, but it did turn out pretty good in terms of quality.
Let’s not forget that JT’s involved in this movie as well. Ever since his performance in The Social Network he has been considered a legitimate actor capable of landing a variety of roles. Timberlake seems to do better in pure dramas, so perhaps a slide away from action and comedy is a step in the right direction.
Saturday Night Live featured a bit about Jay Z and Beyonce’s baby last night in another impersonation fest of a sketch. This one had Maya Rudolph as Beyonce, Jay Pharoah as Jay Z, Fred Armisen as Prince, Kenan Thompson as L.L. Cool J, Nasim Pedrad as Nicki Minaj, Taran Killam as Brad Pitt, Abby Elliott as Angelina Jolie, Kristen Wiig as Taylor Swift, and Justin Timberlake as Bon Iver.
The February 18th edition of SNL was hosted by former cast member Maya Rudolph and she of course brought back Amy Poehler for another installment of Bronx Beat. Not only that, but Justin Timberlake showed up in the role of a crew member ‘from the program.’ Hilarity ensues.
And Justin Timberlake’s acting career just keeps on rolling. Deadline is reporting tonight that the pop singer will star alongside Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in the Robert Lorenz-directed Trouble with the Curve. The movie is a baseball scouting movie and JT’s role will be that of a rival scout to Eastwood who brings his daughter (Adams) with him on a scouting trip. Guess who falls in love with who. Look for this one to hit theaters in September.
This is just the latest addition to Timberlake’s growing IMDB profile which includes last year’s Friends with Benefits, Bad Teacher, and In Time (pictured above) as well as 2013′s Inside Llewyn Davis from the Coen brothers.
The Coen Brothers tend to put out a lot of Oscar bait, and that is why its news that Justin Timberlake was offered a role by the duo for their next effort, Inside Llewyn Davis. If Timberlake opts into the project, he will not be playing the title role, but rather that of a folk singer named Jim. Continue Reading
The following is a segment from G4′s Attack of the Show that covers the new film In Time. The video includes cast member interviews with Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. Continue Reading