Stupid Celebrity Feud of the Day: Justin vs. Taylor

16330__jt_lSorry to be so late on this tip, but I’m just not cool enough to read Fashion Rocks, the Vanity Fair supplement in which Justin Timberlake, apropos of nothing in particular, dumps haterade all over Taylor Hicks. First, he implies that American Idol isn’t exactly a reliable talent farm. ”I have a strange relationship with that show. I despise it, and yet I’m completely fascinated,” says the former All New Mickey Mouse Club Mousketeer. He continues, ”People think he looks so normal, and he’s so sweet, and he’s so earnest, but he can’t carry a tune in a bucket.” Of Hicks’ instant fame, JT says, ”Do you realize how much pressure it is to put on somebody all of a sudden? If he has any skeletons whatsoever — if, God forbid, he’s gay, and all these people in Mississippi who voted for him are like, ‘Oh my God, I voted for a queer!”’ (”Not that there’s anything wrong with that,” Lance Bass’ former bandmate failed to add.)

Yikes. Timberlake had better watch out for the millions of Soul Patrolers who’ll be waiting to ambush him, pelting him with old Sam Cooke 45s and jars of Metamucil. No word on what Hicks thinks of Timberlake, though if he’s willing, PopWatch will broker a truce between the two singers: if Justin will refrain from criticizing Taylor (at least until after he releases an album), Taylor will return the favor and agree not to rip off Janet Jackson’s top and cause a scandal that costs the networks millions in increased fines.

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  • Nancy Walker

    What!!? The nerve of Timberlake! His band was manufactured. Taylor can sing circles around him. He is a stone hypocrite. I believe the green eyed monster is rearing its ugly head. And by the way, I like the Metamcuil crack.
    Justin should talk. His fiasco with Janet Jackson was the pits!

  • Juju

    When is Justin going to stop looking like a skinhead? It just makes his nose more noticeable. It is too big for his face.

  • Brett Colbo

    Justin seriously hasn’t taken a look in the mirror. NSYNC = fabricated as much as American Idol winners are. Can’t carry a tune? Last I checked, T.Hicks blew away everyone… including the guest judges (AND SNOOP DOGG) that are more know all over the world besides good ol’ JT. Also, funny how JT pretty muchs calls him gay– I bet Lance Bass just threw a hissyfit.

  • Blue4U1980

    Didn’t he also trash talk Kanye West … again? And this is also the same guy that tried to negotiate a “break” from Cameron Diaz during his tour when he was in europe so he could have some “fun” (aka screw around) Not to mention that the queer crack was WAY out of line. What an ass … I am not the biggest Taylor Hicks fan either, but when you consider how many people watched american Idol and Voted for him you can’t deny that he has an audience out there. I think Cameron should drump his ass so he can hook up with Lindsay Lohan, those two seem like a much better pair for each other, as far as making unfounded attacks on others who never did anything to them goes … oh … and for being just plain classless.

  • bostondog567

    Thank the lord, that Justin has the courage to stand -up to the overwhelming number of pre-packaged, commerical “pop” stars like Taylor Hicks. After Justin’s years of hardwork for the disney, macdonalds, and BMG, he should know what a ‘real’ ligitamite music driven preformer is all about.
    Big deal that Hicks toured for years and released two independent albums prior to his “overnight” success from Idol. I ask you has Hicks ever recorded something as real as the “ba-da-ba-da-ba” Mcdonalds jingle. I don’t think so.
    Justin knows what it takes, he gave up his youth dancing and singing along side such legit music acts like Spears, and Agularia. He gave up his adolecence to his legenendary contributions through NYSNC, who are right up thier with the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. And he gave up his innocence during a night filled with confusion, lemon-gin and high-stakes game of truth or dare with Lance bass that went horribly wrong.
    Thank you Justin, thank you

  • bostondog567

    Thank the lord, that Justin has the courage to stand -up to the overwhelming number of pre-packaged, commerical “pop” stars like Taylor Hicks. After Justin’s years of hardwork for the disney, macdonalds, and BMG, he should know what a ‘real’ ligitamite music driven preformer is all about.
    Big deal that Hicks toured for years and released two independent albums prior to his “overnight” success from Idol. I ask you has Hicks ever recorded something as real as the “ba-da-ba-da-ba” Mcdonalds jingle. I don’t think so.
    Justin knows what it takes, he gave up his youth dancing and singing along side such legit music acts like Spears, and Agularia. He gave up his adolecence to his legenendary contributions through NYSNC, who are right up thier with the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. And he gave up his innocence during a night filled with confusion, lemon-gin and high-stakes game of truth or dare with Lance bass that went horribly wrong.
    Thank you Justin, thank you

  • weep

    Who does Mr. J.T. think he is? I’m no huge fan of AI, nor have I heard Taylor Hicks actually sing but it’s pretty petty when artists have to resort to slagging each other publicly.
    The gay comment JT made seems a little calculating. Who said Taylor Hicks was gay, besides JT? Hopefully this wasn’t way of starting some stupid rumour in hopes that people won’t buy Taylor’s new CD and choose JT’s instead.
    I agree with the below poster that JT showed lack-of-class.

  • cranky

    Yeah, Justin, it would really be a shame to get your big break on a cheesy TV show…oh wait…

  • Angie

    please taylor can’t even sing. justin was spot on with his comments. i’m glad he can speak the truth without the obsessed American Idol fans getting all pissy. taylor will NEVER have the success justin has.

  • cj

    there is something wrong with this kid.he wants to take out his anger towards lance on poor taylor who worked his butt of in clubs,sleeping in an a broke down van.he must have worked as hard for mickey.

  • Ed

    Justin has NO room to talk. He wouldn’t be where he is if it wasn’t for the auditions he went on.

  • weep

    JT is gonna receive some backlash for this one. You think there weren’t a lot of gay men who either lusted for him or his last CD’s “gay-friendly-dancefloor-beats”?
    Someone needs to teach this boy a lesson.

  • Scott

    I agree with Angie (and Justin) that Taylor really isn’t as good as singer as people think he is. He is not much more than a gimmick and I doubt he’ll be around in a year’s time. I don’t think Justin’s origins as a pop star are anymore “credible” than Taylor’s, but, JT has been in the industry a lot longer than most and has made a successful transition from boybander to soloist.
    The gay comment was probably just about himself…but, that is neither here nor there.

  • rbk

    Wait, don’t both Taylor and Justin have albums coming out soon? Hmm…mightn’t a good old-fashioned feud make for some effective pre-release press?
    In any case, thank you to Justin for saying what we’re all thinking…

  • Fatima

    wow. that queer comment was SO out of line.
    I really can’t say anything that hasn’t been said.
    a) NSYNC is manufactured
    b) at least taylor sings and isn’t digitalized a la sexyback
    c) no class
    d) punk ass.

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