SPOILER ALERT! If you’ve read Lisa Schwarzbaum’s review of Trouble With the Curve, you know she found it a tad predictable. And she’s right: We knew the nice kid was a big league pitcher in the making from the moment he threw those peanuts to the totally unlikable hot-shot hitter being scouted for the Braves by Clint Eastwood’s Gus. We knew Mickey (Amy Adams), Gus’ lawyer daughter who was along for the ride because her father’s eyesight is going, would eventually fall for Justin Timberlake’s Johnny, a pitcher once recruited by Gus who blew out his arm when he was traded to the Red Sox and then became a scout for them. We knew even though Gus told the Braves — and Johnny – not to select the hot-shot because he couldn’t hit a curve ball, the Sox would believe Johnny and pass on him and the Braves wouldn’t believe Gus and take him. We knew Johnny would get fired and end his budding romance with Mickey, thinking that she and Gus had planned to steal the No. 1 pick all along. We knew Mickey would, in the end, bring the nice kid for a tryout with the Braves and he’d strike out the hot-shot. We knew Mickey would quit her job at the boys’ club law firm that wouldn’t make her partner and become a sports agent — and get back together with Johnny (who’d be waiting by his car like he was Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles, because what thirtysomething woman wouldn’t want that?). READ FULL STORY
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They wanted to move us. And oh, did they know how.
The highlight of the Stand Up to Cancer telethon helmed by Gwyneth Paltrow and a cast of A-list celebrities Friday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles was Taylor Swift’s ode to a cancer victim, a 3-year-old boy named Ronan.
If you’re not getting emotional yet, Swift did it for you. The 22-year-old country singer struggled to hold back tears as she sang the touching ballad she wrote after reading a mom’s blog about losing her little boy to neuroblastoma last year. The song begins, “I remember your bare feet down the hallway, I remember your little laugh…”
The audience of Hollywood elite, cancer survivors, and fans choked up as they listened to this and other testimonies aimed at inspiring donors to give funds to the Stand Up to Cancer organization.
Justin Timberlake once promised to have us naked by the end of this song — but more often than not, he’s getting naked before the end of his movies. Check out the trailer for the multitalented performer’s new film Trouble with the Curve, and you’ll notice the clip pointedly includes a scene in which the man who brought sexy back strips to his skivvies. This moment is just the tip of the naked iceberg.
The trend began in 2006′s Alpha Dog, JTim’s very first feature film. In it, the onetime Mickey Mouse Club member disrobes to reveal a taut torso covered in fake tattoos. Shirtless scenes with Christina Ricci in Black Snake Moan (2006) and a goofy ’70s ‘stache in The Love Guru (2008) followed. (Man, remember The Love Guru?) Heck, Timberlake even took it off in The Social Network (2010), his breakout “serious” role. And for the record, Boo Boo, the character he voiced in 2010′s Yogi Bear, doesn’t wear a shirt either.
Welcome to ‘What Is Your Damage,’ Annie Barrett’s summer shop of all the melodrama and self-absorption she misses from springtime reality TV. Every Tuesday and Friday, she’ll rant about a current offense to her humanity, then assess readers’ damages via video replies (see page two). Don’t be shy about admitting what annoys or intrigues you. We’re all in this pop cult together!
What is your damage, Justin Bieber? How dare you grow up, ditch the wind-blasted bangs, and turn into The Lady of Shellac?
Forgive me for piling on, Justin Boyfriend, but you are everywhere. Songs from your album Believe (out June 19) are leaking every two minutes. NBC’s airing an hour-long documentary called Justin Bieber Believe: All Around the World on June 21. I cannot escape you.
Guess where it’s hardest (to escape you)? IN BED. That’s what I said. READ FULL STORY
'Saturday Night Live' recap: The welcome return of Maya Rudolph... and Amy Poehler... and Justin Timberlake
Saturday Night Live fans are a fickle, often divided bunch. You’re typically either of the variety that believes the show’s heyday has long since passed or you’re part of the group that will staunchly defend the current cast and the show itself until the very end. But it’s not as though those two groups can never intersect or see eye-to-eye on the long-running series. In fact, last night’s hysterical and edgy episode of SNL may have been the ultimate unifier: A fusion of greats from the show’s past effortlessly blending with the new.
Much like when Jimmy Fallon hosted back in December, Maya Rudolph‘s first time as host since being a full-time cast member was a heartfelt, energetic, and consistently funny affair. When a former SNL player returns to the stage at Studio 8H and they say they’re thrilled to be back, you can tell they really mean it. And much like a joyous Jimmy Fallon, Maya brought her A-game. She brought it all the way from her lively opening monologue, in which she sang a little ditty about her promiscuous days on SNL (complete with appearances from Lorne Michaels, Paul Simon, and — yay! — Stefon) until the very last minute of the show.
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Looking at the box office reports for Justin Timberlake’s last three films, the Los Angeles Times noticed a trend: They’ve all done bigger foreign than domestic business. Bad Teacher, his highest live-action domestic grosser (and that includes The Social Network — how is that possible?) earned $100.3 million at home and $115.9 million abroad. Friends With Benefits had a larger spread, with $55.8 million domestic versus $93.7 million foreign. And so far, In Time’s receipts are following suit: $30.6 million domestic and $53.1 million foreign. How would you explain it? READ FULL STORY
Justin Timberlake blogs about 'moving evening' at Marine Corps Ball, makes us dig him that much more
Remember when you lied awake at night in high school, dreaming that just one day before the prom, Nick Lachey would come to your school with a bouquet of flowers, sing “My Everything” and ask you to the dance? No? Just me? Is that why I keep watching The Sing-Off? Anyway, none of us were quite as lucky as Corporal Kelsey DeSantis, who asked Justin Timberlake to the 236th Marine Corps Ball earlier this year… and got a “yes.”
But Timberlake’s acceptance wasn’t all for show and good PR. Dude actually made good on his promise to attend the ball with DeSantis. That’s right: DeSantis became the envy of every TRL-loving guy and gal out there and was accompanied to the Ball by Mr. “Sexyback” himself. But looks like she wasn’t the only person who considered herself lucky. After partaking in festivities, Timberlake blogged about the experience, calling it “one of the most moving evenings I’ve ever had.” Wrote the singer/actor/dancer/MySpace reviver: READ FULL STORY
On last night’s Late Show, David Letterman asked guest Justin Timberlake why, if he idolizes Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Gene Kelly, he hasn’t done a musical. Turns out, it’s because he doesn’t like spontaneously bursting into song, which, of course, he and Dave then did. Sort of. Watch the clip below. Check out the full interview here. It ends with more singing. Timberlake is promoting his new film In Time, and, together with Dave, he also explained how characters in that futuristic world transfer time to one another by physically grasping forearms. “If I’m on top, I’m taking time, and if your on top, you’re taking time,” Timberlake said. The audience giggled inappropriately. “You know, I have found it to be true that if you’re top, you better take your time,” Letterman cracked. Love these two together.
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