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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

Justin Timberlake's introspective 'T Magazine' profile: His five best quotes

Justin Timberlake — the former NSYNCer-turned-pop culture Renaissance man — isn’t going away anytime soon.

At least that’s the takeaway from his T Magazine profile by Michael Hirschorn in the New York Times. Tracking his days from a child star and standout boy bander to his current pop/comedy dominance, Hirschorn describes Timberlake thusly: “He is his generation’s dapper master of ceremonies, turning up as a reliable good time on everything from Saturday Night Live, to Jimmy Fallon, to the MTV Video Music Awards and, of course, the Super Bowl.”

In the interview, we see a more ruminative side of the 32-year-old Timberlake, musing on his unusually long career.

Here, we’ve collected his best quotes from the interview. And if reading his words isn’t your thing, at least check out T Magazine‘s slick black-and-white photo shoot of Timberlake lookin’ Wuthering Heights-moody wearing a nearly $3,000 shirt.
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Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake create an evolution of end zone dances -- VIDEO

It’s a Late Night Touchdown!

Jimmy Fallon is quickly becoming the king of morning work day pick-me-ups. On Tuesday night’s Last Night with Jimmy Fallon, the former SNL-er created another evolution of dance video (he poked fun at mom dancing with the First Lady), this time parodying  football players’ end zone dances, clearly inspired by Judson Laipply’s original comedic stab at the celebratory move. In addition to Fallon’s fun-loving humor, there’s the x-factor of triple-threat dance partner Justin Timberlake. Decked in t-shirt jerseys,  the pair work out some amusing moves like the “Taking A Selfie,” the “Old-Timey Railroad Car,” the “Butt Wax On Wax Off,” and others, with especially creative naming conventions.

Watch them score (lots more fans) in the segment “The Evolution of End Zone Dancing” here: READ FULL STORY

NSYNC play hacky sack backstage because they thought it was 1998 again -- VIDEO

No strings attached!

If you haven’t yet made peace with the fact that an NSYNC reunion album is probably not happening, this nostalgia-ready video isn’t going to help things. On Monday, Lance Bass uploaded a clip of a little pre-show hacky sack game among a group of guys. Nothing to see here!

OH WAIT. The guys were NSYNC and the game was right before the VMAs, a.k.a. their pre-show performance ritual of passing a hacky sack to all five of them without dropping the ball lives on. Yippie-Yi-Yay! These are men in their 30s, so they are a little out of practice. The video is mostly cute for watching them try (Oh, Starbucks-clutching Justin, you do care!) and briefly remembering their goofy personas, stellar athletic performances or not.

Check out the video below and contemplate how many dollars you would spend to hang out backstage with the ever-so-briefly reunited boy band. (The limit does not exist.)
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Boy Band Battle -- Day 2: Which group had the best music videos?

Between NSYNC reuniting (however briefly) and the One Direction documentary hitting theaters this weekend, EW’s PopWatch is getting a serious wave of nostalgia—and the urge to revive one of the most important debates: What is the all-time greatest boy band?

Any good fan girl (or guy!) knows this debate is about so much more than just the hits. There’s things like group appearance, harmonies, music videos and dance moves to consider. For the next week, each day all the bands listed below will be competing in various categories. While an EW writer will be advocating for each, the final decision is up to you. Each day a band wins the vote, they’ll receive a point. At the end of a week, whichever band has the most points will be declared EW’s Ultimate Boy Band.

Yesterday, Backstreet Boys won a victory over the others for Best Group Appearance with 42% of the vote. Today’s category? Best Music Videos. READ FULL STORY

Boy Band Battle -- Day 1: Which group has the best appearance?

Between NSYNC reuniting (however briefly) and the One Direction documentary hitting theaters this weekend, EW’s PopWatch is getting a serious wave of nostalgia—and the urge to revive one of the most important debates: What is the all-time greatest boy band?

Any good fan girl (or guy!) knows this debate is about so much more than just the hits. There’s things like group appearance, harmonies, music videos and dance moves to consider. For the next week, each day all the bands listed below will be competing in various categories. While an EW writer will be advocating for each, the final decision is up to you. Each day a band wins the vote, they’ll receive a point. At the end of a week, whichever band has the most points will be declared EW’s Ultimate Boy Band. Today’s category? Best Appearance. READ FULL STORY

The VMAs seating chart pairs Lady Gaga with Katy Perry: We imagine their conversation (or lack thereof) and more

After seeing a few photos and a video of the seating chart for this Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, we couldn’t help but dream of the music-video awards show’s riff on a high school cafeteria. For one, dueling divas Lady Gaga and Katy Perry will sit in forced proximity throughout the three-hour event. Below, we consider five of the most potentially awkward-yet-entertaining possibilities.

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NSYNC reuniting at VMAs? Five things we're going to need to see

That scream you heard this morning was the sound of millions of twenty-somethings realizing the power of never giving up on their dreams: Although unconfirmed, reports say NSYNC will be reuniting at the VMAs Sunday. That’s right, after years and years of Justin Timberlake personally tearing up your heart by refusing a reunion, it appears that all Timberlake was really waiting for was the moment he needed a serious boost of positive publicity. (The second half of his album The 20/20 Experience will be released in September.)

There are a lot of decisions to be made here: The New York Post says “reunion performance,” so it’s not clear if it’s going to be a quick “Bye Bye Bye” chorus while Justin gets his “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard” Award, or if they’re going to fully “Pop”-ify Barclays Center like it’s still 2001. Will the costumes be over-the-top? Will Timberlake don cornrows? Will more or less than three members appear on puppet strings? Will Chris Kirkpatrick crack under the pressure of performing complicated live choreography once again? So many questions!

From a fan perspective, I would hope that if all involved have agreed to finally do this, they do it right, which means giving the world the full (five minutes, minimum!) montage we’ve been waiting 10 years for. Lest you forget: NSYNC’s last televised performance was the 2003 Grammys, and then a charity performance or two a year later. Below, five things the show must include to be the reunion of our collective dreams. READ FULL STORY

Is Brad Pitt taking promotional lessons from Justin Timberlake?

Make a note: Summer 2013 was the time the biggest actors of the ’90s took a cue from the younger kiddos and started really promoting their summer films in a new way.

Call it part of the Timberlake effect. Justin Timberlake pulled out all the stops promoting his album The 20/20 Experience in March, memorably hosting Saturday Night Live, co-hosting a week of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, heck, he even had a Target-sponsored release party that aired on The CW. Some people rolled their eyes, but the 24/7 attack paid off: The album opened at No. 1, moving 968,000 copies its first week.

Will Smith certainly seemed to be following Timberlake’s lead with his 100 percent all-in approach to getting people into theaters to see After Earth. This alone isn’t new: Smith has always been a good sport about promoting his movies, but this time around, he seemed to be really trying: He hit the talk show circuit hard by reuniting and performing the iconic Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song (with Alfonso Ribeiro!) and kissing his son during a televised chat that seemed designed as viral Internet bait. He might as well have gotten in the ring and shouted, “Are you not entertained?”
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