Well, the rumors proved to be true and just like that Justin Timberlake has moved right back into the music world almost like he never left. Through his homepage he offered an open letter to his fans and officially announced his new album, The 20/20 Experience due out later this year.
Shortly after announcing he'll be dropping a new album, the singer has released his first new track, "Suit and Tie," featuring HOV himself, Jay-Z and was also produced by Timbaland. It's very Timberlake. You know, a reintroduction to that R&B flow that showcases his infectious white boy swag, which comes so naturally for the Tennassee native. It's soulful, dreamy, and has an amazing beat.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, news has broke that Justin Timberlake will be releasing a new album soon. Timberlake took to Twitter late Wednesday night with an ambiguous tweet reading: "Thursday, January 10th, 2013 at 9:01 am PST...” possibly hinting he'll be dropping new music.
Since his last album, the highly acclaimed FutureSex/LoveSounds dropped in 2006, Timberlake has been focusing on his acting career but sources say he's been working with longtime collaborator Timbaland and has about 20 new tracks recorded already.
The past seven years have been successful for the singer. He's made movies, revived MySpace...but we're definitely ready for him to bring sexy back and drop some new jams.
Mila Kunis may be off the market but she was still named Esquire’s “Sexiest Woman Alive.”
Certainly aided by her hot lady love scene with Natalie Portman in Black Swan, on-camera chemistry with Justin Timberlake, coupled with “that girl” personality in Friends With Benefits, and understanding GF attitude a la Ted, Kunis has no-doubt held many-a-men’s attention, even dream-girl appeal for quite sometime now.
Currently linked to former That ‘70s Show co-star, Ashton Kutcher, Kunis humbly acknowledges her new hot title by simply saying, “What I do and who I am are two different things. And, they will always be.”
Meet the main man of indi-rock band, A Bad Think, one-man wonder Michael Marquart, formerly of A Flock of Seagulls and Alias. Michael is a talented drummer, guitarist, keyboard player, singer, and producer (pause to take breath) who has been in numerous bands, but has now ventured out on this solo project. Their latest album, Medicine, was released at the end of June and is their fourth studio album. Marquart's daughter, Samantha Marq, has also gotten involved in his solo career and can be heard singing on a majority of the band's tracks. Joonbug got the chance to chat with Michael and here's what he had to say.
You’re diggin’ your own grave if you're not in-the-know about Justin Timberlakes famed BBQ. That down-home, finger lickin' good restaurant Southern Hospitality BBQ will be launching their “Boozy Bluegrass Brunch” this Sunday, June 24th. And you can’t have a boozy brunch without, well, booze. SH BBQ is offering a drink special on their Bellini and Bloody Marys at just $11.95 for unlimited drinks. Yes, that's $11.95 for all you can drink!
Singer and actor Justin Timberlake created this southern themed restaurant, with friends Eytan Sugarman and Trace Ayala, with the idea of recreating the philosophy of southern hospitality right here in New York City. The goal: to be inviting, to be friendly and to serve food so good you’d swear you were in some small town in North Carolina, as opposed to the big city.
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
When: Dated on and off beginning in 1999, married in 2002, divorced in 2006.
Why They Split: Jessica reportedly chose partying over playing “Newlyweds.”
Even though Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson are both taken, we miss having new episodes of The Newlyweds every week, so we'd be totally down for Newlyweds, Round 2!
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As if we weren't already in love with Justin Timberlake! Ugh, this man gives us every reason to continue to love him! The 30-year-old star attended the 236th Marine Corps Birthday Ball this past Saturday night in Richmond, VA with Corporal Kelsey DeSantis (the woman who invited JT via YouTube in July).
The handsome Mr. Timberlake blogged about his experience. He wrote a candid letter about the night and how touched he was by the Marine Corps. He referenced a Pearl Harbor and 9/11 tribute that demonstrated how those who serve our country don't ask questions and are there on the front lines ready to fight for our country. Justin wrote , "They were there FIRST. There on the front lines. No questions... Just reaction." He also writes that he enjoyed the ceremony and loved meeting his date's friends. All of Corporal Kelsey's friends were genuine and kind. (Well c'mon you are Justin Timberlake-Don't think anyone was going to be mean to you, buddy!)
While music’s biggest names are known for what they bring to the stage and the stereo, it’s the things they do in between selling out venues and making platinum records that reveal their true character. No, not the mansion parties and golf outings, but rather the endless array of charities that music’s superstars have created and contributed to over the years. No one asked these artists to help anyone, but they’ve decided to put their wealth towards all the right causes.
Perhaps the most famous musical philanthropist of all, U2 frontman Bono spends almost as much time traveling the world to raise awareness of AIDS and social injustice as he does playing with his band. He helped create organizations such as DATA, (RED), and the ONE Campaign, and his generosity has gotten him 3 Nobel Peace Prize nominations. Aware of his larger-than-life status, Bono once told Paste Magazine: “I’m a spoiled-rotten rock star. My kids don’t have to worry about schooling or medical bills. In return, there’s a deal. One, don’t bend over. Two, use this spotlight to shine on bigger problems.” Like the rock-star equivalent of Spider-Man, Bono knows the responsibility that comes with his vast influence.
What drew you to DJing?
I've always loved all types of music and I played the electric bass in several bands before I started DJing. But hearing DJs like Frankie Bones doing hip hop scratching over Acid House records really opened my eyes to the endless possibilities available to me if I used DJing as a form of artistic expression.
What is your DJ setup like?
Currently I have 2 Technics 1210s a pioneer 909 mixer and I use a Black Macbook with external drive to play mp3s and Wav files. I use Serato Scratch Live for my DJ software.
Beyoncé Knowles. Gifted vocalist, music superstar extraordinaire, Grammy winner, actress, designer, ...boy band entrepreneur?
We can only imagine what goes on inside the insanely creative brain of Beyoncé. Not only is the proud mommy-to-be one of the biggest music acts in the entire world, now she wants to expand her empire even more by starting her own record label! Is there anything she can't do?
Also, this past Wednesday, Knowles, just one of her many jobs, Beyoncé recently launched her third perfume Pulse in New York. This is her third fragrance, previous ones were named Heat and Heat Rush. The product is now in stores and available for purchase.