Start getting ready for the FWB promo. Justin is going to be on Connan on July 20 to promote the movie.
From Conan’s site:
Justin Timberlake is starring in “Friends with Benefits,” where he decides to start sleeping with his best friend. In unrelated news, we would now like to be BFF with Justin Timberlake.
LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ — In Screen Gems’ new comedy Friends with Benefits, Dylan (Justin Timberlake) and Jamie (Mila Kunis) think it’s going to be easy to add the simple act of sex to their friendship, despite what Hollywood romantic comedies would have them believe. They soon discover however that getting physical really does always lead to complications. The film’s cast also includes Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman, Bryan Greenberg, with Richard Jenkins and Woody Harrelson. The film will be released nationwide on Friday, July 22nd.
The soundtrack plays an integral part to the characters in the movie, with such fun classics as Kris Kross’ ’90s hit “Jump,” Semisonic’s perennial hit “Closing Time,” and Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride (Philip Steir Remix).” In addition, new buzz-worthy artists are also featured including Fitz and the Tantrums, Max & Simon, and Peter Conway, as well as popular established artists like G. Love and Special Sauce, Grant Lee Phillips, and Greg Laswell. A notable contribution comes from indie band Rogue Wave with a cover of OK Go’s song “This Too Shall Pass,” created specifically for the film.
Filmmaker Will Gluck was instrumental in the soundtrack, serving as its executive producer and working closely with music supervisor, Wende Crowley. “Because we chose not to use a composer, these songs are truly the soundtrack to this movie. I couldn’t be more excited about this compilation,” says Gluck.
In addition to being in stores, on Itunes and Amazon on July 19th, the soundtrack will also be available physically via Amazon’s Disc-On-Demand service which offers physical product at a direct-to-consumer level through Amazon’s webstore.
FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS: Original SoundtrackVarious Artists
Magic Carpet Ride (Philip Steir Remix) | Steppenwolf
L.O.V. | Fitz and The Tantrums
Booty Call | G. Love and Special Sauce
New York, New York (FWB Remix) | Ray Quinn feat. Ultra Love
Boys Don’t Cry | Grant Lee Phillips
Such A Colorful World | Max & Simon
Satellite | Peter Conway
Let A Woman Be A Woman (And A Man Be A Man) | Dyke & The Blazers
At The Window | DoubleØZero
Love’s Gonna Getcha | Tal & Acacia
Jump | Kris Kross
This Too Shall Pass | Rogue Wave
Tightrope | Janelle Monae
Take A Bow | Greg Laswell
Closing Time | Semisonic
source: sacbee & prnewswire
Coming to The O2 this Summer…. Empire, the world’s biggest movie magazine, will present BIG SCREEN, the UK’s first event to give a rare UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL look at the movie world. Taking place from 12-14 August 2011, BIG SCREEN is a must-see event for all movie fans – it’s your chance to get a first look at the biggest and most exciting films heading our way!
Audiences will be treated to exclusive sneak peaks of a huge array of forthcoming blockbusters, including the Guillermo Tel Toro-produced horror Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, James Cameron’s Titanic 3D, the Justin Timberlake sci-fi In Time, Alien invasion movie The Darkest Hour, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
“This three day ground-breaking event provides an exciting extension to the Empire brand and offers a unique experience to movie fans in the UK and Europe”.
For more information go to: http://www.empirebigscreen.com
The nominations for the Teen Choice Awards were announced and Justin is competing in 5 categories:
Choice Movie: Comedy
The Other Guys
Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Russell Brand, Arthur
Will Ferrell, The Other Guys
Zach Galifianakis, Due Date / The Hangover Part II
Ed Helms, The Hangover Part II
Justin Timberlake, Bad Teacher
Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer
Riley Griffiths, Super 8
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Ken Jeong, The Hangover Part II
Kellan Lutz, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Justin Timberlake, The Social Network
Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Male
Choice Animated Movie: Voice
Jack Black, Kung Fu Panda 2
Johnny Depp, Rango
Anne Hathaway, Rio
Zachary Levi, Tangled
Justin Timberlake, Yogi Bear
The 2011 Teen Choice Awards will air LIVE! August 7, 2011 on Fox at 8 pm EST. Click here to vote. (Registration is required) Make sure to vote everyday and as much as you can.
IRVINE, Calif.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Specific Media, a digital media company, today announced its acquisition of Myspace, a leading social networking destination for consumers, celebrities and artists. As part of the deal, Emmy and Grammy winning artist Justin Timberlake will also take an ownership stake and play a major role in developing the creative direction and strategy for the company moving forward. Specific Media and Timberlake plan to unveil their vision for the site in an exclusive press conference later this summer.
“Art is inspired by people and vice versa, so there’s a natural social component to entertainment. I’m excited to help revitalize Myspace by using its social media platform to bring artists and fans together in one community.”
“There’s a need for a place where fans can go to interact with their favorite entertainers, listen to music, watch videos, share and discover cool stuff and just connect. Myspace has the potential to be that place,” says Timberlake. “Art is inspired by people and vice versa, so there’s a natural social component to entertainment. I’m excited to help revitalize Myspace by using its social media platform to bring artists and fans together in one community.”
Myspace has created a robust social networking infrastructure that connects people with the artists and content they love. Specific Media and Timberlake plan to evolve Myspace into the premiere digital destination for original shows, video content and music.
Specific Media will also leverage the Myspace social networking infrastructure to deploy socially-activated advertising campaigns, enabling brands to turn their campaigns viral by allowing users to share their favorite ads with friends.
Brothers Tim, Chris and Russell Vanderhook founded Specific Media in 1999 to address the needs of the burgeoning online advertising space. Since then, the company has developed into one of the world’s largest online advertising companies, with capabilities spanning addressable advertising, original programming and cross-media distribution. By bringing its advertising technology and Fortune 500 client base to Myspace, Specific Media is creating a digital hub where consumers, content and brands connect based on mutual interest and relevance.
“We’re thrilled about the opportunity to rebuild and reinvigorate Myspace,” said Tim Vanderhook, CEO of Specific Media. “We look forward to partnering with someone as talented as Justin Timberlake, who will lead the business strategy with his creative ideas and vision for transforming Myspace. This is the next chapter of digital media, and we are excited to have a hand in writing the script.”
As part of the agreement, News Corporation will take a minority equity stake in Specific Media. Additional terms of the agreement are confidential and will not be disclosed.
Specific Media CEO Talks MySpace and Justin Timberlake
Not only did little-known ad tech company Specific Media acquire the once-mighty MySpace from News Corp. for $35 million in cash and stock today, but it secured Justin Timberlake as an equity investor and creative player in the process.
As a condition of the sale, MySpace let go of half of its 500 employees; News Corp. will retain a 5% stake in the site.
We asked Specific Media CEO Tim Vanderhook what in particular he saw in MySpace, which lost close to $651 million in the 12 months ended in March; how he got Mr. Timberlake involved; and what the plan is now.
Ad Age: You said you will maintain the MySpace brand and that it will operate as a subsidiary within Specific Media. CEO Mike Jones said he’ll be leaving in a few months. Who’s going to be in charge of MySpace?
Tim Vanderhook: We don’t have that person today. The one thing we were looking for immediately was bringing Justin Timberlake in — we were looking for someone to drive creative strategy. But as for day-to-day, myself and my brother Chris will take over day-to-day.
Ad Age: So there won’t be a MySpace CEO anymore, but more of a general manager type?
Mr. Vanderhook: That’s correct. Specific is just going to handle the ad sales side, and MySpace will be focused on the community.
Ad Age:: How did Justin Timberlake get involved?
Mr. Vanderhook: As we started to recognize this transaction was going to happen, the one thing we wanted was help from the creative community. We thought, “Who is the most talented person for this?” And it was really Justin. We saw different groups of people, and he got incredibly passionate about it.
Ad Age: So, Justin Timberlake has a minority stake in the overall business. Did he put in his own money?
Mr. Vanderhook: Yes, his own money.
Ad Age: How much of his own money?
Mr. Vanderhook: I can’t tell you that.
Ad Age: What will be his role at MySpace? Will he be there day-to-day?
Mr. Vanderhook: Justin is a very busy person with many careers. He will have an office in MySpace, and he’ll have a team there. Probably not going to be there every day.
Ad Age: Do you think he was inspired by the role he played in the movie about Facebook, “The Social Network”?
Mr. Vanderhook: I don’t think it was so much that — that was just ironic. He’s really passionate about how can he create a better community.
Ad Age: Speaking of that, what are you going to do with MySpace? Will it be a music hub? Will it take on Facebook?
Mr. Vanderhook: We intend to make MySpace what it was supposed to be. We want to fulfill the original promise of MySpace — be a true home for content creators and artists.
Ad Age: Can you be more specific?
Mr. Vanderhook: We’re going to hold a press conference in 60 days with me and Chris and Justin, where we’ll unveil more of our strategy. But, basically, we want to build community tools that will help those individuals.
Ad Age: How are you going to manage the financials of the company? Shedding half the labor force will help, certainly, but it cost News Corp. over $600 million in the last year or so. How will you do better?
Mr. Vanderhook: This is about reinvigorating the brand of MySpace and making it successful. We’re going to make it grow.
Ad Age: Will there be any more layoffs?
Mr. Vanderhook: No. We’re about investment. We’ll take another look after 60 days and we’ll invest in the areas that are under-resourced.
Ad Age: Looking at it from the other angle, News Corp. accepted an equity stake in Specific as part of the $35 million deal. It appears you got a great price. Was MySpace a steal?
Mr. Vanderhook: No, I don’t think MySpace was a steal. There are some challenges with MySpace. What we’re going to bring is a ton of passion and energy. And with News Corp., they’re a top-notch organization, and we’re happy for them to be a shareholder.
Ad Age: How much of this deal was motivated by the great sea of data MySpace still has? Specific Media targets online ads based on people’s habits online.
Mr. Vanderhook: Honestly, zero. For Specific, we want to build a big digital media company. We have a great third-party network of publishers. With the acquisition of MySpace, Specific looks more like a Yahoo or a Google than it does just an ad network. MySpace is an iconic brand. They have 70 million to 100 million unique user-reach in any month. We’re a digital media company.
Ad Age: Specific has capitalized at over $100 million, and you’ve told me you’re profitable, and this MySpace deal appears to not have involved a lot of cash. Should we be looking out for more acquisitions from you guys?
Mr. Vanderhook: Absolutely. We’re in growth mode and going after this digital-media contest, we’re going to be active. So, yes, look out for more.
You and a friend will attend the world premiere of Screen Gem’s upcoming comedy, “Friends with Benefits” on Monday July 18, 2011 in New York. You and your guest will also attend the after-party.
Dylan (played by Justin Timberlake) and Jamie (Mila Kunis) think it’s going to be easy to add the simple act of sex to their friendship, despite what Hollywood romantic comedies would have them believe. They soon discover however that getting physical really does always lead to complications.
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