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Jimmy Fallon comes home for Christmas in 'Saturday Night Live' promos -- VIDEO

Jimmy Fallon: What a nice guy! So nice, in fact, that he’s totally cool spending most of his SNL promos ceding the spotlight to somebody who isn’t even present — Justin Timberlake, who will join his pal Fallon on this weekend’s show.

Nominally, Fallon is hosting the show, while Timberlake is just there to sing. But knowing these guys, it’s safe to guess that Timberlake is going to play a bigger role than most musical guests. And given Fallon’s improvised promos song — featuring an adorably serious Kate McKinnon, channeling Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig’s Garth and Kat — perhaps we can expect the future Tonight Show host to crash SNL‘s musical stage as well.

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Britney Spears tells Ellen the truth about kissing Ryan Gosling -- VIDEO

Ever curious what Britney, Justin, Ryan, Christina, and the rest of the Mouseketeers did behind the scenes of The Mickey Mouse Club in the ’90s?

Well, apparently, they participated in what now can be considered the best game of spin the bottle — ever. Britney Spears dropped by Ellen to discuss her upcoming residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and her new album, Britney Jean. But she was sure to clear up any rumors about her childhood and the naughty game.

Though Ryan Gosling claimed he and Britney had kissed while playing, Britney denied it, claiming she only kissed her future ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake at the time and Gosling was just unlucky that the bottle never landed on him.

Check out the clip below:
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Which Gaga will we get on 'SNL'? Let's go to the videotape

Whether she’s onstage or off, Lady Gaga clearly knows how to put on a show. But when it comes to Saturday Night Live, her experience is surprisingly limited. The artist formerly known as Stefani Germanotta has appeared on just two episodes of SNL, in 2009 and 2011 — both times as the show’s musical guest rather than its host.

Still, looking at those old episodes may give a few hints about what to expect when Gaga finally headlines an entire installment of SNL tomorrow night. In each one, Gaga ventured beyond her band to appear in a handful of sketches — showing off different skills (and, er, areas with room for improvement) every time. Which of these sub-Gagas will rule Studio 8H on Saturday’s show? Let’s look at the evidence and start speculating:

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'GQ' man of the year Justin Timberlake: 'Listen, I'm not cool'

Say whaaaat?

That’s right: In the pages of GQ‘s brand new Men of the Year issue, Justin Timberlake — smooth-singing, Tom Ford-rocking, Elvis’s-granddaughter-maker-outer Justin Timberlake — claims he isn’t cool. Which sort of makes us want to curl into the fetal position and sob; after all, if this guy isn’t cool, what hope could there possibly be for the rest of us?

Wait, strike that — see, Timberlake is using the whole “cool” thing as a means to explain his general philosophy, which falls somewhere on the #YOLO spectrum. “Being cool,” he clarifies to the magazine, “is about keeping your blood pressure steady. So no. Don’t be cool. Be passionate. Be dedicated. Be tenacious. Be uncompromising. Be pissed. Be happy. Be sad.” And here is where the strings begin to swell.

“I’ve made a career out of doing things that I should not be doing,” Timberlake continues. “I wasn’t cool about it. Because being cool would have meant I passed up on those opportunities. If you do that, it’s because you’re afraid. And what are you afraid of? You know?”

The vocals cut out. There’s a brief moment of silence. Then — crashing cymbals! Gospel choir! Key change!

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Is 'Runner Runner' worse for Ben Affleck or Justin Timberlake?

It says something about our weird multihyphenate celebrity era that the two lead actors of Runner Runner are both highly regarded for everything besides their acting. Ben Affleck just won an Oscar as the director-producer of Argo, part of a larger career renaissance that started with Gone Baby Gone and The Town. And Justin Timberlake is, well, Justin Timberlake, the omnipresent musician who split his comeback album in two and saw both parts climb to the top of the music charts. It seems unlikely that either of them are smarting over the box office failure of Runner Runner, partially because it still seems unlikely that either of them actually starred in Runner Runner.

And yet, the film’s failure offers an intriguing microcosmic look at the nature of Affleck’s and Timberlake’s star power. Neither of them needed the movie to be a hit, but both of them probably wanted the film to perform well. Upon close analysis, both men had a lot riding on Runner Runner. Let’s try to figure out who was more affected by the film’s failure. READ FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake 's '20/20 Experience 2 of 2' vs. 'Runner Runner': An LOL-worthy line battle

Justin Timberlake is a busy man. The singer-turned-actor (turned singer again) has been jetting around the world promoting his latest film, Runner Runner, while also handling the release of The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2.

But a busy Justin just means we have a chance to pick apart his work here at EW HQ. So for fun, we took a closer look at some of the funniest (intentional or not) lyrics on his new album and put them head-to-head with equally LOL-worthy lines from Runner Runner, in which JT plays a Princeton grad named Richie who’s dragged into an underground gambling ring led by Ben Affleck’s Ivan Block.

Here are our picks:
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Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon: History of a bromance

Doesn’t the camaraderie between Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon make you want to say “aww”? From their hilarious sleep-away camp adventures to creating a clever new Twitter-inspired conversation, JT and JF are proof that while good friends are hard to come by, the ones you have should be able to recite a whole medley of hip-hop songs with you.

Highlighting the beloved duo, we recap the history between Timberlake and Fallon — BFFs for life.
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Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon: Two Twits making hashtag happen

Last night, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake tried to make “hashtag” trend all by itself.

Timberlake, who’s spending every Tuesday this month with his late-night pal, in advance of the release of his new album, The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2, on Sept. 30, was just sitting in Late Night‘s guest room, eating some homemade cookies, when Fallon stopped by to hang. Or as Timberlake said, setting off the hashtag olympics, he was just “hashtag chilling.”

Back and forth it went, with Fallon landing the best hashtag shout-outs — hashtag [Cookie Monster eating sound] and hashtag [Ray Romano calling for Debra].

The guys got carried away — which was the point — but Questlove’s hashtag contribution might have the best hope of actually trending.

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Justin Timberlake's super-sized 'TKO': How many Hot 100 singles can you fit in it? PopWatch investigates!

Fans waited a very long time for Justin Timberlake’s return to music. And thanks to the length of his new songs, they can spend about the same amount of time listening to that music.

With a two-part album and songs like “Mirrors,” which has a run time of 8:06, and newest single “TKO” (7:04), Timberlake is quite literally squeezing every second of music out of his long-awaited return. But just how drastic are his song lengths? Are they that much longer than the biggest songs right now?

The short answer: Pretty much.

Below is a list of the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 along with the run time for each of the songs:
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Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon flash back to '90s summer at camp

If a sketch from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is to be believed, in 1995 Justin Timberlake was just a nerdy kid at camp (with a head full of “NSYNC: The Early Years” hair) and he was just like you: He had a crush on Topanga from Boy Meets World and sang Hootie and the Blowfish songs every chance he got.

If only you’d been there, too! Maybe you’d hear him one night and, I don’t know, go over to his room and then he’d sing to you, and then you’d make a joke about something ’90s related, and he’d think you were really charming, and then he’d kiss you and fall in love with you a little bit. Then he’d go off and be world famous, but it would all be fine, because he fell in love with you first.

But he didn’t. Instead, he graduated from camp (or The Mickey Mouse Club) and now sings songs with Jimmy Fallon.

Watch the late night clip — which once again has teenage Fallon and Timberlake being goofy nerds at camp — below: READ FULL STORY

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