The nearly-five-year wait for a followup to 2006′s FutureSex/LoveSounds may finally be over.
Justin Timberlake (a.k.a. the Wondrous Singing Booger, or should we say … Banksy?) told EW on last night’s Oscars red carpet: “I have not retired from music.” Though, he admits, “I am unemployed right now and that is very dangerous. It gets hard to motivate yourself to do anything besides golf.”
For more details on when and how he’ll be returning to the studio, see our piece in this Friday’s print magazine.
This is BIG news The Oscars who ?
I’ll get to rolling around in bed with Mila Kunis, but first I gotta tell yo that Justin Timberlake is bringing his music back.
The star of The Social Network just told me he’s getting ready to start recording new tunes.
“I think I may spend some time in the studio this summer,” J.T. said on the red carpet.
And he has a very good reason to do it.
“I’m unemployed right now,” said Timberlake, who looked awesome in Tom Ford. “I haven’t been hired for anything so I may hire myself to write some music…It’s right around the corner.”
As for that movie career, he has three flicks coming out, including Friends With Benefits with Ms. Kunis.
No surprise, I asked Timberlake what it was like shooting sex scenes with the Black Swan beauty.
“That’s an easy thing to do,” he said. “I think I could speak for all the men in the world when I say that’s the easy part.
“Honestly, it was a golden opportunity to find a lot of humor that maybe hasn’t been portayed in film—in bed and on film,” he continued. “We found a lot of jokes. We had a two-week block where we had interiors every day and it was all sex jokes.”
Work, work, work…
Here are the first pictures of Justin Timberlake on the red carpet at the Oscars. He was interviewd by Ryan on e! and also on ABC so hopefully we will have the videos soon:
Follow me on twitter at @JTfansite for all the live action as it happens
The Social Network won:
- Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin)
- Best Score ( Trent Reznor)
- Best Editing
Congrats to everyone who was part of this amazing movie!
Update 3: More videos
I also tried uploading the full video of them presenting to youtube, but they kept on blocking it, so here is a download link instead: Click here
Deadline is reporting that Justin Timberlake will be presenting with Mila Kunis the award for the Best Animated Feature and Best Animated Short Film this Sunday during the Oscars.
Justin is also expected to attend an Oscar after party hosted by Madonna and Demi Moore according to Marie Claire
The award show will be transmitted live on ABC at 8 pm EST.
Stay tuned for more updates!
The brilliant Topman Ctrl is back for 2011 with a new TV show hosted by Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens. Super talented lady Jessie J was filming down at the event last night where she revealed she is currently writing songs for Justin Timberlake. The talented lady also said she had written a song for Britney Spears but it had been scrapped at the last minute.
Britney, what are you playing at? Don’t you know how good Jessie is?!
Jessie J wrote Party in the USA for Miley Cyrus and originally wrote Do It Like A Dude for Rihanna, though she kept that for herself.
She’s also lined up a potential collaboration with Drake by simply walking straight up to the rapper at an event they were both at. She’s hoping her mega ballsy approach sealed the deal. She told BBC Newsbeat, “I think he is phenomenal – I went to see his show twice when he was here. Everyone else was just like tiptoeing around and I was like, ‘Bruv, you’re number one, I’m number two, do you mind swapping for at least a week?’ He turned and looked at me, and I was like, ‘Yeah?’”
Talented, confident and in demand. Drake, pull your finger out and get working with this girl!
What do you think she’ll write for Timberlake, sexy ballad or funked up pop extravaganza?
Justin Timberlake and Jennifer Hudson, two performers with serious music credentials, are joining the line-up of presenters who are taking part in the 83rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday.
Timberlake, who is seen as Internet entrepreneur Sean Parker in best picture nominee The Social Network, will be making his first appearance on an Oscar broadcast. His upcoming films include Jake Kasdan’s Bad Teacher, Will Gluck’s Friends With Benefits and Andrew Niccol’s Now.
Below is an excerpt from Interview magazine:
TIMBERLAKE: I actually ask a lot of musically inclined actors about this, but could you see yourself ever recording an album or trying on music for size in a bigger way?
SEYFRIED: I have, in a way. I actually wrote a song with Damien Rice for Dear John. Damien never finished it—I mean, he might have, but he hasn’t sent it to me. It was about a year ago. It was a cool song. I was proud of it. I’m hoping to hear it someday.
TIMBERLAKE: He’s brilliant. So it’s not just singing that you’re into, but actually writing music as well?
SEYFRIED: I do enjoy the writing. I have written some songs, but I would really call what I’ve done poetry at the end of the day, because I’ll sit with my guitar for hours and hours on end for, like, a week and then I won’t touch it for a month. I also just have no confidence. And you know what? I don’t have time, because I’d rather be doing other things, like knitting.
TIMBERLAKE: Do you play any other instruments? Or just guitar?
SEYFRIED: Guitar. I have a piano and I have a viola. I’m not going to tell you whether or not I can play it, but I do have one.
TIMBERLAKE: Fair enough. Just owning one is a commitment. I am, though, curious about how actors who are into music relate to that kind of performing. I find it such a different experience to be on stage playing music and having that type of connection with an audience.
SEYFRIED: Well, when you’re on stage as a musician, it’s just you, isn’t it? You’re in your own world. You control it. You decide how far you go. You decide everything. It must be hard for you, especially when you’re so used to performing in that kind of situation, to come into the situation of working on a film and lose all of that control that you’re used to having.
TIMBERLAKE: I actually find it liberating to give up control. It’s nice for me. What’s been more of a battle for me throughout the process of moving into acting is that I feel like I have to keep reassuring people that I’m not an asshole. [both laugh] There is a stigma that comes from being on stage and being a musician.
SEYFRIED: It’s true. I understand your struggle. But I think you’re past that at this point. [laughs] Besides, what’s wrong with being an asshole?
TIMBERLAKE: Oh, right. Yeah, well, it’s a shitty job. [both laugh] But while we’re still in the general zone of music, what kind of music do you like to listen to?
SEYFRIED: Probably singer-songwriter music. I like a Damien Rice or a Ray LaMontagne or a Willy Mason. I just love slow music. I mean, people can say that it’s boring and makes you want to kill yourself, but at the end of the day . . .
TIMBERLAKE: I think all the people you’ve mentioned are genius. I am a huge Ray LaMontagne fan. I’ve been to probably every single show he has ever played in Los Angeles.
SEYFRIED: I can’t say that myself, but he did autograph something for me once. The thing with Ray is that he’s gotten a little more pop-y over the years, but he always had a little bit of that in him and he doesn’t care. I find that so many people are afraid to go mainstream. I have a bunch of friends who are musicians, and I’m constantly challenging them to sell out a little. Because what are you making music for if you don’t want people to hear it?
TIMBERLAKE: Whatever you do as a musician, no matter how good it is, somebody somewhere is going to shit on it. You put your heart on your sleeve, and what will happen will happen. But it’s like that for any artist. You do a painting, you take a photograph, it’s the same. That’s how artistry works.
SEYFRIED: But isn’t that the thrill of it? You put it out there and you really don’t give a shit. I thought that doing Chloe was going to be a risk and I was wondering what people were going to think, but then I was like, “You know what? The experience I’ll have making this film is way too important to me.” That can be fulfilling to the point where you just don’t really care about how the work is going to be received. It’s thrilling to just not care—unless, of course, you’d hurt somebody.
Click here to read the rest at Interview Magazine’s website.
His music, that is…
Amanda Seyfried has admitted to being a big fan of Justin Timberlake’s music.
The pair are starring together in Now.
The actress says the best part of the film’s shoot was was listening to Justin singing during breaks in filming.
She told Total Film, “The best part was when Justin kept bursting into song on set. He’d just be mocking something but it’d sound beautiful. God, I love it when he opens his mouth that way.”
Although she loved to hear Justin warbling away, she has no plans herself to revisist singing roles, such as the one she played in Mama Mia!
Seyfried explained, “It is just not happening. And if it does, I honestly don’t thing they could make something good. I don’t see the point in trying to stop it because Mamma Mia! was so sweet and positive and people love it – to try and do it again would be a big mistake.”
Now, directed by Andrew Niccol, is due out on October 28th.