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After a long search, Warren Beatty has chosen Like Crazy star Felicity Jones to play the female lead in the untitled film about reclusive industrialist Howard Hughes. The film is still mobilizing its financing, with New Regency in place as a co-financier after Paramount dropped out. Still, Beatty has begun casting, and he met with many young actresses before deciding on Jones. Her breakthrough came in the Drake Doremus-directed Like Crazy, which has been slowly rolling out in release through Paramount Vantage. The film was acquired by Paramount and Indian Paintbrush when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to high acclaim last January.
Jones will play a young woman who develops a relationship with Hughes’s young driver and confidante, before she falls in love with Hughes. Beatty, who’ll direct and who wrote the script, will play Hughes. He’s narrowing choices for the young male lead, and I’ve heard names ranging from Justin Timberlake to Alden Ehrenreich. Also in the mix for roles are Annette Bening, and potentially Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin and Owen Wilson. The film, which Beatty has been working on for years, is expected to start production sometime next year. CAA-repped Jones recently completed another movie directed by Like Crazy‘s Doremus. It shot last summer, and is currently untitled.
On the eve of his recent reconciliation with former hottie Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake has admitted that he now has a crush on Pippa Middleton. I know what you’re all thinking … ‘hey buddy, wait in line’. But the former NSync crooner turned actor tips his hand as to why he along with the 7 billion people in this world find Pippa so irresistible.
Talking to Esquire magazine, Timberlake stated: “Us American males are big fans of Pippa. We like the Middletons very much. I’m going to sound like a sleazeball. I’m going to stop right there.” Lucky for us, the ‘Forget You’ singer Cee Lo Green had a lot more to say and recently admitted, “I’ve got to go for Pippa, man. She’s gorgeous. I like her” Chiming in, N-Dubz rapper Dappy also said, “Have you seen the way she looks in that little tight dress going up that aisle? She is buff. She should be getting married to Will! She’s the one our eyes are on, innit.”
Meanwhile, On a recent tour to promote his new flick ‘In Time’ alongside Amanda Seyfried, Timberlake stopped by the David Letterman show and said he would only commit to a musical if it was the right project for him: “That’s been discussed… I would love to do a musical one day. I think there might be a way to redefine what that is for this era… My problem with musicals today, and I think a lot of people in my generation probably feel this way too, is that we’re sitting here having a conversation and all of the sudden we’re singing. Time stops.”
Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis are slamming — and laughing off! — recent rumors that they swapped sexually explicit texts, photos and emails. Reps for the “Friends With Benefits” costars tell Us Weekly the stories are “entirely false.”
TMZ claimed Thursday that Kunis’ phone was hacked — and that a bevy of shocking photos was discovered, including one of the actress in the bathtub, another of Timberlake with women’s underwear on his head, and another featuring male genitalia.
Says a joint statement from reps of Timberlake, 30, and Kunis, 28: “At no time did Mr. Timberlake and Ms. Kunis exchange inappropriate texts or emails. … The insistence that there is any inappropriate correspondence between the two parties is entirely false.”
Continues the statement: “We would like to confirm that the photo addressed in the media of Ms. Kunis was in fact not from any phone but from an inactive email account that has not existed in three years. In regards to the other photos in question, they were never exchanged between the two parties.”
And, just in case anyone’s wondering, the pals have a sense of humor about the brouhaha, and even reference Timberlake’s classic SNL video “D*** in a Box” in their statement:
“In closing, Mr. Timberlake would like us to make it clear that while he might write songs about putting things in boxes, he never has and definitely doesn’t make a habit of taking any photos of them and sending them … Ms. Kunis would like us to add that while she is a fan of the song, she does not have nor has ever had photos of any male parts in her possession.”
We already know that Mila Kunis cost Jessica Biel a boyfriend by filming Friends With Benefits with Justin Timberlake who fucks everything he co-stars with that isn’t nailed down, and even then. But apparently Mila also cost Jessica acting work because the writers decided to reveal at last night’s premiere that she was originally up for Mila’s part. Page Six reports:
David Newman told us at last night’s Cinema Society screening, “She was actually a huge fan of the project and screen-tested for it years ago.” Asked why Jessica, who split with Justin in March, didn’t get it, Newman said, “We’re not the director,” adding, “She’s great and adorable — smoking hot.” But he said, “Mila was fated for the role.”
David Newman then went on to reveal that in the 8th grade Jessica Biel’s boyfriend broke up with her because she got her period at his house the same day her childhood dog died.
On why he’s been successful:
“I think people sometimes don’t pay enough attention to what they do. I’ve done well, but the reason is pretty simple: I’ve worked my ass off. Anything I’ve done well has taken many, many hours of preparation. And then the trick, of course, is making that work look invisible. The toughest thing a performer can do is make it look as if it comes easy.”
On filming sex scenes with Mila Kunis for “Friends With Benefits”:
“I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t completely awkward. I couldn’t tell you the number of people in the crew watching me and my bare a–, but it was a lot. The producers and I agreed we would shoot a big chunk of the movie before we got down to the sex scenes, which was a good idea. That allowed Mila and me time to get comfortable. … Most of the sex scenes are actually played for laughs, and she’s such a gifted comedian. … A lot of the time, it was just me making a fool of myself. You can’t be shy with comedy, even when you’re standing there naked.”
On his work ethic:
“I think people sometimes don’t pay enough attention to what they do. I’ve done well, but the reason is pretty simple: I’ve worked my ass off. Anything I’ve done well has taken many, many hours of preparation. And then the trick, of course, is making that work look invisible. The toughest thing a performer can do is make it look as if it comes easy. You have to devote yourself 100 percent when you’re figuring stuff out, whether it’s with sports or music—or movies, which has been the main focus for me lately.”
On smoking pot:
“Absolutely [I'm a pot smoker]. … The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking. Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high.”
The Yankee slugger and actress looked cozy at Soho House on Sunday night during the MTV Movie Awards afterparty.
They were also spotted having lunch and holding hands at the same West Hollywood venue on Thursday.
A source told the Post, “Alex has been staying with Cameron while the Yankees were in Anaheim.”
Also at the bash were Jennifer Aniston with new love interest Justin Theroux, and “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson with his co-star and girlfriend Kristen Stewart, who “couldn’t keep their hands off each other,” a spy said.
Earlier Sunday, Diaz stopped by the Young Hollywood Studios in Beverly Hills with her ex Justin Timberlake to promote their movie, “Bad Teacher.”
Culver City, Calif. (AP) — Fresh from leading the Cannes jury, Robert De Niro found himself on stage at the Guys Choice Awards praising Keith Richards’ “big brass balls” and telling an audience that Sean Penn peaked with “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”
De Niro played the dirty-mouthed elder statesman at Saturday night’s Spike TV honors, a sort of brash, puerile younger brother to the MTV Movie Awards, which is airing Sunday.
Justin Timberlake leered at his “Friends With Benefits” co-star Mila Kunis as she took the “Holy Grail of Hot” trophy, while his “Bad Teacher” co-star Cameron Diaz kicked off the show with a monologue.
“Mr. Popper’s Penguins” star Jim Carrey shared an unprintable story about how he became a funnyman through a painful encounter with an uncle.
“I’m actually kind of a geek that way when I come out to these things,” Carrey said backstage. “It’s half to just be creative and do some crazy, blow-out thing and half because I like seeing people that are in my business. Kind of cool.”
Richards took the night’s final honor, a lifetime achievement trophy previously given to the likes of Clint Eastwood. He hoisted the Brass Balls award, which resembles a giant dumbbell with spheres on two sides.
“I mean, I’ve had a few awards in my time,” the rock legend said backstage. “With the balls it’s like where to put them? It’s easy to pick them up but where are you going to put them? I’ve got to figure that out with the wife.”
Shorty got low, low, low, …LOW! Remember when Justin Timberlake was this nerdy guy with a squeaky voice from that Boy Band ‘NSYNC?’ Yeah, we don’t either. Well, all of that changed when he joined forces with SNL and ‘The Lonely Island.’ Not only has he outgrown that stigma, J.T. has transformed himself into a comedy powerhouse in this reoccurring sketch from Saturday Night Live. Enjoy!
Last spring, all eyes were on the set of Bad Teacher — which reunited former flames Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz. (Timberlake, 30, was still involved with Jessica Biel at the time; they split last month.)
According to Diaz, it was anything but awkward or tense working with her ex on the dark comedy.
“No, it’s great. Justin and I have always had a good laugh together, and to make a movie where we get to have a laugh together, and there really was no one else who was more perfect for this part,” Diaz, 38, told UsMagazine.com at the Coliseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Wednesday, where she was on hand to accept the CinemaCon Female Star of the Year Award.
She gushed that her ex (they parted ways in late 2006 after over 3 years together) is “a genius comedian. . . he’s clearly talented. We went for the best person for the job, and it just so happened that it was him. And he delivers.”
The “SexyBack” singer brings something to cinema that nobody else does, she enthused. “He’s frickin’ weird in movies. He’s so bizarre and hilarious. I say that with great respect to his character and what he’s done!”
Diaz, who is now hot and heavy with Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, continued to insist “there was nothing to make” of working with her ex. “[Just] two people who were working together, who just so happened to have gone out with one another at another time in our lives,” said the star.
“It really wasn’t a big deal, we had a great time and did the job, and we do what all actors do afterward: We all go our separate ways. We’ll all come back together for the premiere.”
Another hot topic: The baseball player’s girlfriend’s amazing body. How does she do it? “Leg weights and weights and lifts, leg lifts — anything you can do on the floor. It’s my horizontal workout,” she explained.
As for food? “I need to eat every couple hours, so I’m just eating constantly, just to keep healthy,” she explained. “I try to eat really clean. I eat a lot of protein, whether it’s fish, chicken, or beef, or egg whites, and then brown rice or quinoa, and oatmeal and a whole grain like that, and lots of greens.”
Twilight’s Robert Pattinson, is in for a tough superhero competition from James McAvoy and Andrew Garfield for the lead role in a film adaptation of popular Anime graphic novel Akira.
According to reports, the “Twilight” star, fellow Brit and new “Spider-Man” Garfield and “Wanted” star McAvoy will face off for the lead role of Tetsuo in the movie.
The battle rages on, as Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix are being considered for the opposing role, Kaneda, the leader of a biker gang who tries to save Tetsuo from a medical experiment, reports Deadline.com.