Justin Timberlake tells the Autumn/Winter issue of Arena Homme Plus he’s not nervous about fan reactions to the pictures in the mag saying he trusted the photographer Steven Klein.
Justin admits, “He explained the scenarios and I was down for it. I know the pictures he takes are like pieces of art in themselves, and that’s where you kind of have to trust who you’re working with.
“I trusted him the whole time. And he made it really comfortable for me. I’m obviously a bit more naked in these photos than I have been in the past, but it is what it is. For me, it’s like a still in film.”
Obviously the comments were made before the horrific terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11, which had the cover shot of a bloody Justin draped with images of the American flag inappropriate.
Thanks Kipper11. Britney Spears was interviewed in the October issue of M Magazine where she revealed how she reacted when she met the Backstreet Boys in New York a few years ago.
Britney tells M, “”It was so stupid! I went to the Backstreet Boys show in New York a few years ago. I’m not the kind of person that gets star-struck, but we went backstage to meet the Backstreet Boys and when I saw Kevin, I was just like, ‘uhhhhh.’ He was like, ‘Hi! Haven’t I met you in Atlanta before?’ I turned into such a stupid person, I knew I hadn’t been to Atlanta, but still I said, ‘uhhhh, I don’t know!’ I was totally cool with the other four Backstreet Boys, but Kevin was just so beautiful!”
The Star’s current issue reports a source close to Whitney says she’s so strung out on cocaine, she’s hardly eating. Said the source, “Drugs are killing her. A junkie doesn’t think about eating or realize what she looks like.” The Star also has new photos of the frighteningly frail looking Houston.
The Mirror reports Mariah Carey’s appearance earlier this week outside of the UCLA medical center’s psych unit was just a trip to go buy french fries. A friend told the Mirror, “Doctors say she is suffering from a manic-depressive disorder.”
The Los Angeles Daily News talked to a music insider about Mariah’s repeat breakdown so close to the release of Mariah’s movie and album and says many in the entertainment business are upset and rather unsympathetic with her.
The Star reports Britney Spears was real picky during a recent visit to the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Los Angeles. Britney complained one cup of coffee was too cold, one too hot, one too milky… While angry customers waited behind her, the manager let Britney come behind the counter and brew her own cup!
The Star reports the Carter family and Aaron Carter’s road manager got into a nasty argument because Aaron’s father Bob and the manager wanted Aaron to stay up signing autographs for fans.
A spy told the Star, “The father and the manager were ganging up on the little guy, calling him names. It was 10:30 p.m. and Aaron wanted to go to bed. His dad especially wanted him to stay until the last fan was gone.”
Witnesses say Nick Carter then stepped into the fracas telling his father and the manager, “He’s just a little kid! Leave him alone!” When a fight nearly followed the argument, Aaron gave in and agreed to sign autographs until midnight.
Whitney Houston bailed out of her 2nd planned concert appearance for the Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary concert last night and refused to say why she declined to participate, giving only 5 minutes notice.
Deborah Cox filled in for Houston’s duet “Wanna Be Starting Something” with Michael. Some speculated she cancelled because Bobby Brown was only asked to perform in the first show.
Joe Jackson: “Thing With Michael And The Little Boy… Never Happened”
September 9, 2001 – Foxnews.com’s Roger Friedman talked to Michael Jackson’s father Joe Jackson and addressed the speculation that his son had molested the boy he later settled a lawsuit with.
Says Jackson, “That thing with Michael and the little boy. That’s the craziest thing I ever heard. It never happened.”
Jackson replied to why Michael chose to settle the lawsuit saying, “He was tired of talking about it. He would have spent 100 years fighting him in court. It was all about money. All about money.”
Concert Headed To Toilet, Michael Saves The Day
September 9, 2001 – Foxnews.com’s Roger Friedman reports a booing crowd was rescued from a stinker of a concert when Michael Jackson finally arrived onstage. Friedman joked, the level of cheesiness was so high the audience looked like it was going to need a drycleaner to get out the Velveeta stains.” Friedman’s review of the show, which concluded with Yoko Ono and Kenny Rogers onstage together, has since been removed at Foxnews.com.
Howard Stern was on this morning with comedian Kathy Griffin talking about Britney Spears MTV Diary episode making fun of her. Howard was troubled by a clip where Britney talks about herself in the 3rd person and he thinks she’ll end up like Mariah.
Howard also was joking about how Britney talks white to the camera but talks like a black person to boyfriend Justin Timberlake.
Stern also thought Britney’s family was poor white trash and was amazed how happy her father was just to ride in a NASCAR pace car. As far as her mother, Howard thinks she’s just close to Britney for all the money.
The New York Post is reporting record labels are upset at MTV for having to foot the costs of their acts performances on the MTV Video Music Awards.
Jive reportedly paid around $1 million for costs associated with Britney Spears and *NSYNC’s performances, while Sony picked up a $250,000 tab for the J.Lo – Ja.Rule performance.
A rep told the Post, “Sony and Zomba are thinking of calling a meeting next week and telling MTV they will no longer pick up the tab.”
An MTV rep denied the claim saying “MTV paid for the VMA’s in full, including all rehearsals and staging for every performance.”