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@jtimberlake is dead. Justin sacrificed his digital life to help Keep a Child Alive save millions of real lives affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. This is his Last Tweet and Testament, the last message he will send out until $1,000,000 is raised to buy his digital life back. Visit http://buylife.org/involved/ to buy his life back now, and then join the fight against this horrible disease by sacrificing your own digital life.
I always keep on forgetting to do this, so I guess better later than never… Anyway, you may have noticed that the youtube and the twitter links on the left sidebar were dead. That was because those were my old accounts and they no longer exist. So I updated the links with my new accounts @JTfansite and mrTimberlakeJustin. The same was done with the media button located just below the header.
Here is the complete Access Hollywood interview with Justin that aired yesterday during the morning. In the additional footage he talks about golf and doing the Boo Boo voice for Yogi Bear.
On Wednesday (December 1), Hollywood dies digitally to raise awareness for World AIDS Day. The world’s top tweeters are making the ultimate sacrifice, leaving their 30 million followers in the dark until $1,000,000 is raised to buy their digital lives back.
Watch JustJared.com’s exclusive video explaining The Digital Life Sacrifice event. You can help by visiting BuyLife.org or text a participating celeb’s name to ‘90999’ to buy their digital life back. You can even sacrifice your own and join the fight!
Participating talent (most are featured in the video below): Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Seacrest, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Elijah Wood, Serena Williams, socialite Daphne Guinness, R&B sensation Janelle Monae, Twilight’s Bronson Pelletier, singer Kimberly Cole, Alicia’s husband, Swizz Beatz, and the cast of MTV’s The Buried Life.
Justin Timberlake is the guy who virtually every girl wants and virtually every guy wants to be — he’s smart, he’s sexy, he’s charming, he’s funny, and, most impressively, he’s super-talented at a wide variety of things. Timberlake is a six-time Grammy-winning singer (you first heard him as the lead singer of the immensely popular ’90s boy bond ’N Syncand subsequently as a charts-topping solo artist); a two-time Emmy-winning TV comedian (both for unforgettable guest appearances on “Saturday Night Live”); and, in January, might well add yet another impressive credential to that resume: Academy Award-nominated actor.
Timberlake has given standout performances in a number of films in the past — among them “Alpha Dog” (2006), “Black Snake Moan” (2006), and “Southland Tales” (2006) — but he has earned the best reviews of his career, by far, for his performance in this year’s “The Social Network” as Sean Parker, a young Web entrepreneur who founded Napster and subsequently helped Mark Zuckerberg turn Facebook into a worldwide phenomenon. The David Fincher film has been a critics’ darling (it’s at 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and recently topped the annual Sight & Sound poll); a commerical success (it cost roughly $40 million to make and has grossed over $90 million, thus far); and it is shaping up to be a strong Oscar contender in a large number of categories (based on Academy members’ reactions at its first official screening, as well as substantial anecdotal evidence gathered by this awards site and others). Although three members of its cast — Andrew Garfield,Armie Hammer, and Timberlake — are all vying for slots in the best supporting actor category, I believe that it’s highly possible, if not probable, that two will get in, and that he will be one of them.
I first met Timberlake at the Harvard Club after-party that followed the world premiere of “The Social Network” back on September 24. We chatted only briefly at the time, but subsequently scheduled a telephone interview for November 24 that was supposed to last for 20 minutes, but wound up running for 45 minutes thanks to his insistence providing thorough and carefully-considered answers to my questions about every facet of his life, career(s), and especially the film that has changed the way that he looks at film — and that we look at him.
I hope that you’ll check out the audio of our conversation — in my humble opinion, it only gets more interesting as it goes along — and/or check out a summary of our discussion.
- his early moviegoing experiences/favorites
- his father’s voice (“In a lot of ways I think he’s a way better singer than I was”)
- the things he learned and most enjoyed while working on the Disney Channel’s “The All New Mickey Mouse Club” (1989-1995), his first professional acting job, on which he appeared opposite the likes of Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, Keri Russell, andBritney Spears from the age of 12 to 14 (1993-1995)
- comparing/contrasting the worlds of music (in which one gets “instant-feedback” from an audience) and film (“more of a methodical process”)
- the way in which ‘N Sync came about (“A month before… my mom and I had decided that I was going to go to L.A. for pilot season and try to get on a sitcom”), what that time in his life was like (“I don’t remember a lot of it”), and how it gave way to his solo career (“The music that I responded to wasn’t necessarily for everybody that was a part of that project… and there were some other things that happened with the group”)
- why it has been four years since he has put out a solo album — because something has turned him off about the music industry or because something has turned him on about the film industry?
- how he first heard about “The Social Network” (“It was like, ‘Don’t even tell yourselfthat you have the script!’”), why he had no doubt he wanted to be involved (a longtime admirer of both screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director Fincher ), and what he had to do to win the part (numerous auditions)
- the true story of how he and Parker met prior to the making of the film
- how he prepared for the part (he got “a glimmer” of what Parker was about from footage of him on YouTube, but emphasizes that “at no time ever did I consider, sort of, impersonating” the way parker actually looks or acts — instead, the script, more than anything else, informed his performance)
- what makes the film so important and powerful (“It’s found a way to [offer] some sort of commentary on who we are as young people right now“)
- the notion of Sean pursuing Mark like an animal pursuing prey (the first time he sees Facebook, on his hookup’s computer, he says, “I’m gonna find you, Mark Zuckerberg”; then, once he does, and they meet for dinner along with Eduardo and Christy, he seems to be wooing him by telling him what he wants to hear; and then he justhappens to show up outside of his house in California following the chimney incident–”I thought I was gonna get away with that” without people noticing, Timberlake laughs, noting that many people have compared his character to the Devil)
- the brilliance of both Mark and Sean (“For [the first] hour straight, Mark Zuckerberg is looked at as the most brilliant person in the room; and for the second hour of the movie, you can’t even keep up with Sean Parker”), their shared fears/insecurities/motivations (“These dudes just want to be cool” — a girl who got away largely drove Mark to create Facebook and Sean to create Napster — so “they’ve created their own world where they are king”), and a notable absence in both of their lives (even during such momentous and challenging times for both young men, their parents and families are never seen, let alone mentioned)
- the carefully-considered posture and movement that he brought to the character of Sean (“I had a very specific movement for the character… the performance in the movie is a character giving a performance… Mark invented Facebook, and Sean invented Sean Parker… and so I felt like every movement should have motive”)
- how he sometimes stayed in part even when the cameras weren’t rolling (“If Jesse would start speaking, I would be so into what Jesse was saying, and if Andrew had something to add to it, I would kind of brush it off”)
- the musicality of the movie’s beat and pacing, and whether he attributes it more to Fincher, a guy who formerly directed music videos (a medium familiar to Timberlake, as well), or Sorkin, who simply writes that way (“A million dollars is cool. You know what’s cooler? A billion dollars.”)
- the eery parallels between the awards candidacy of Timberlake and that of another young singer-actor whom he has long admired, Frank Sinatra, who in 1953 played a major supporting role (dramatic/non-singing) in a movie (“From Here to Eternity“) that was critically acclaimed, made a fortune at the box-office, and was a major Oscar contender, and who personally went on to receive a nomination for — and win — the best supporting actor Oscar (“If you could see my hands right now, they’re literally sweating”) — not to mention numerous similar examples like Bing Crosby, who won the best actor Oscar for “Going My Way” (1944); Barbra Streisand, who co-won the best actress Oscar for “Funny Girl” (1968); Liza Minnelli, who won the best actress Oscar for “Cabaret” (1972); Cher, who won the best actress Oscar for “Moonstruck” (1987); and Jennifer Hudson, who won the best supporting actress Oscar for “Dreamgirls” (2006) — “If you could see my hands, they’re sweating… It’s pretty cool, man… I feel like such a fan of everyone that you mentioned that to be even mentioned in the same sentence seems like such an honor”
Here is Justin’s appearence on Access Hollywood live with Bill and Kit . They discuss the Oscar Buzz his performance on “The Social Network” is generating and his iconic SNL skit **** in a box.
Today Justin will be on Access Hollywood Live with Billy and Kit to talk about everything from music to his burgeoning acting career.
It’s been five years since an American film topped the annual poll of venerable British film mag Sight & Sound, and even longer since a major studio picture took the honor. So congratulations are in order to “The Social Network,” which received the most votes across the selection of 85 international critics invited to submit their top five films of 2010, following in the footsteps of “Brokeback Mountain,” “Hidden,” “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” “Hunger” and “A Prophet.” (The latter appears again in this year’s list, thanks to the votes of critics who came to it later.)
That David Fincher’s film should have won out in a poll traditionally dominated by world arthouse cinema suggests it could well be the most-favored title in next month’s avalanche of US critics’ awards, positioning it as the discerning voter’s alternative to more milquetoast bait in the Oscar race. “The King’s Speech,” of course, doesn’t even come near the magazine’s Top 12 (usually a Top 10, extended due to ties); indeed, of all films even remotely in the Oscar conversation, only “Another Year” and “Winter’s Bone” (surfacing in some interesting places, that one) feature.
The list is currently only available in print, the magazine having landed on my doorstep yesterday, but will be online — together with all 85 contributors’ individual lists — from December 7. The panel is a diverse one, ranging from Kenneth Turan to Amy Taubin to Tim Robey to Armond White, so it makes for a fascinating read. White’s list, by the way, is surprising in its lack of perversity: well-received arthouse fare like “Another Year” and “Wild Grass” dominates, with no “Next Day Air” equivalent in sight.
The Sight & Sound Top 12:
1. “The Social Network” (David Fincher)
2. “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
3. “Another Year” (Mike Leigh)
4. “Carlos” (Olivier Assayas)
5. “The Arbor” (Clio Barnard)
6. “Winter’s Bone” (Debra Granik)
6. (tied) “I Am Love” (Luca Guadagnino)
7. “The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu” (Andrei Ujica)
7. (tied) “Film Socialisme” (Jean-Luc Godard)
7. (tied) “Nostalgia for the Light” (Patricio Guzman)
7. (tied) “Poetry” (Lee Chang-dong)
7. (tied) “A Prophet” (Jacques Audiard)
ON Wednesday, Kim Kardashian is going to die a little. So is her sister, Khloé, not to mention Lady Gaga, David LaChapelle, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Serena Williams and Elijah Wood.
An ad with Kim Kardashian promotes Buy Life, in which celebrities will temporarily give up their online lives for charity.
That day is World AIDS Day, and each of these people (as well as a host of others — the list keeps growing) will sacrifice his or her own digital life. By which these celebrities mean they will stop communicating via Twitter and Facebook. They will not be resuscitated, they say, until their fans donate $1 million.
“Dry your eyes, everybody,” Ryan Seacrest, the “American Idol” host and another participant in this cyberstunt, says in a videotaped “Last Tweet and Testament” that will be posted on his Facebook profile — and appended to a final post on Twitter — sometime after midnight on Tuesday night. “I don’t plan to be dead for too long.”
He adds, “Please buy back my life.”
“Come on, y’all,” the actress Jennifer Hudson says in a similar videotaped plea. “Buy my life back. Go on a shopping spree and buy as much of it as you can.”
It’s all part of the latest gambit by the singer-songwriter Alicia Keys to raise money for her charity, Keep a Child Alive, which finances medical care and support services for children and families affected by H.I.V. and AIDS in Africa and India.
It’s rare that the Prototype column pays attention to celebrities, but Ms. Keys is the second one who has caught our attention by harnessing fame to philanthropy in an innovative way. The actor Ed Norton, who was featured in the September column, created a Web site that makes it easy to rally people to your cause.
Ms. Keys is up to something slightly different. She knows that she’s not alone in thinking that America increasingly treats its celebrities like commodities. But she believes she’s the first to tether that reality to technology to do some good.
“It’s really exciting. No foundation has used the technology before like we are,” says Ms. Keys, 29, a multiple Grammy Award winner.
On Sept. 30, Ms. Keys and her charity’s co-founder, Leigh Blake, started Buy Life, which sells $35 gray T-shirts imprinted with a bar code. People who have uploaded a Stickybits or Wimo application to their smartphones can donate $10 to Keep a Child Alive simply by scanning any Buy Life T-shirt’s bar code.
“This Shirt Fights AIDS,” the shirts say on the back. “Scan the bar code or Text ‘BUYLIFE’ to 90999 to Join the Fight.”
The planned “Digital Death” this week will take that idea a step further. Famous people with lots of friends, fans and followers will go silent online, but not before calling for an outbreak of generosity. The participants are believed to have nearly 29 million fans on Twitter alone.
And as of Sunday, three days before World AIDS Day, stylized full-color photographs of celebrities lying in coffins, seemingly lifeless, with eyes closed, are to be displayed on the Buy Life Web site.
“Kim Kardashian is DEAD,” says the text that accompanies one of those photos, which features the reality-show star in a low-cut sequined burial outfit that suggests she “died” after a night out clubbing. “Kim sacrificed her digital life to give real life to millions of others,” it adds, asking fans to “visit Buylife.org or text ‘KIM’ to ‘90999’ to buy her life now.”
The strategy here is not just to shock people into paying attention but to enable them to give by doing, as Ms. Keys puts it, “what you always do.”
“You’re always texting your friends,” she says. “Now, you’re going to text to Buy Life.”
All that fans have to do is text the first name of the celebrity they’re “mourning” to 90999, and $10 will be donated.
“It’s a really instant way of grabbing their compassion,” Ms. Blake says.
You’ve heard of impulse buying. These women hope to create a new phenomenon: impulse giving. But the twist is that they’re still couching it in retail terms — winking at people in a way that makes them want to join in. “We’re taking the fixation with retail and with buying and all of that, and we’re turning it on its head,” Ms. Blake says.
Ms. Keys first learned the power of texting a couple of years ago, when she appeared on “American Idol” and, with a single on-the-air plea, raised “half a million dollars in about four minutes,” Ms. Blake says, adding that to date, Keep a Child Alive has raised $27 million.
More recently, when Ms. Keys set out to recruit her fellow luminaries to “die” along with her — she made all the calls herself — she was struck that “when I laid down the whole concept, it was impossible to say no.”
Ms. Blake has a theory about why. By packaging famous people like any other consumer product, she says, Keep a Child Alive is acknowledging something that many A-listers already know. “The artists and celebrities get that they are sort of being devoured already,” she says. “So they might as well have a bar code.”
She adds, however, that she expects the Buy Life campaign to spread far beyond its most recognizable participants: “My dream is to walk around New York City and see the traffic stopped because people are all scanning each other’s T-shirts.”
Whether people will miss their favorite stars’ 140-character missives enough to pay money to restore them remains to be seen. But if even one in 1,000 of the 3,465,527 followers of @jtimberlake is willing to donate $10 to reactivate the account on which he recently posted “Happy Halloween everybody!” — well, it will start to add up.
Similarly, if each of the 3,649,592 people who follow @RyanSeacrest texts “RYAN” to 90999, well, it won’t be long before we all can again enjoy such pearls of wisdom as this recent post: “have u ever been getting a massage … then feel some gurgling in ur stomach … and fear a gas attack?? What do u do?!”
MS. BLAKE says she is braced for the digital-death campaign to create some confusion. “I’m sure there will be some people who get it wrong,” she says, predicting “a flurry of freak-outs among a few who think Kim Kardashian or Alicia Keys are actually dead. That will be outrageous.”
But that’s part of the point.
“We’re not one of those enormous twinset-and-pearls kind of bureaucracies; we’re a small, energetic activist organization,” Ms. Blake says. “And we think the language of donations is boring.”
Ms. Keys agrees, describing her philanthropic approach as simply “rock star.”
“Everything is done just rebellious,” she says. “You want to show all your folks and your friends: ‘Look what I’m into. Get into it, too!’”
source: ny times Thanks gkay for the heads up!
”The Social Network” star will next be heard as the voice of Boo Boo Bear in ”Yogi Bear,” but first, he fills us in on what he’s listening to right now:
Drake ”The Resistance” ”What he reminds me of is what I grew up loving about hip-hop, which is grooves. It’s like if Tribe Called Quest was still making music.”
Ray LaMontagne ”Jolene’‘ ”It reminds me of a character from, like, [1980 John Travolta movie] Urban Cowboy. It reminds me of Tennessee and how tough the guys are where I grew up.”
Radiohead In Rainbows ‘‘I really loved [the whole album]. Maybe it’s just where my head was the time it came out, but every song on that record is f- - -ing so good. ”House of Cards” might be my favorite. My mom and dad loved Roger Waters; Thom Yorke is my Roger Waters.”
Prince ”Head” ”I’ve been listening to it recently. That dude. If there is a God, Prince has him on speed dial.”
Donny Hathaway ”Jealous Guy” ”It’s on the Donny Hathaway Live CD. Just go listen to it. It’s one of the coolest covers. It’s a whole other thing. It’s so soulful; it’s such a crazy great rendition of that song. It sounds like he played it in a juke joint with, like, 200 people.”
source: Entertainment Weekly