Justin Timberlake checked in with fans on his official web site at JustinTimberlake.com on Thursday (June 25), reacting to the sudden death of Michael Jackson. The former *NSYNC star writes:
I can’t find the words right now to express how deeply saddened I am by Michael’s passing. We have lost a genius and a true ambassador of not only Pop music but of all music. He has been an inspiration to multiple generations and I will always cherish the moments I shared with him on stage and all of the things I learned about music from him and the time we spent together. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones.
Oxman: Anna Nicole’s Enablers Nothing Compared To Michael Jackson’s
June 25, 2009 – CNN interviewed Jackson family friend and lawyer Brian Oxman, who called in from UCLA Medical Center making an eye raising allegation about circumstances which may have led to Michael Jackson’s death. “This family has been trying for months and months and months to take care of Michael Jackson,” Oxman said. “The people who have surrounded him have been enabling him. If you think that the case of Anna Nicole Smith was an abuse, it is nothing in comparison to what we have seen taking place in Michael Jackson’s life. This is something which I feared and it is something which I warned about. I don’t know the cause of all this, so I can’t tell you what the ultimate result of it’s going to be, but I can tell you for sure, when you warn people that this is what’s going to happen and then it happens, where there is smoke, there is fire.”
Several pop stars are reacting to the death of Farrah Fawcett on Twitter. Among them:
Miley Cyrus: GOD bless Miss. Fawcett. What a beautiful woman. She will be admired forever.
Lindsay Lohan (@sevinnyne6126): R.I.P. Farrah my heart goes out to your family and friends.
Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale): God bless Farrah!
Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton): Just heard the horrible news about Farrah Fawcett. So sad :( breaks my heart. My heart goes out to her friends and family. God bless. :=(
Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake): R.I.P. Farrah.
Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul): What a wonderful, beautiful woman inside & out. Kind as can be, an amazing fighter who always kept hope in her heart. We can all learn a lot from her tremendous will to keep on fighting. God Bless You Farrah & may she finally rest in peace.
Ryan Steele & Josh Rimer are out with a spoof of the ‘Saturday Night Live’ “Mother Lover” skit by Justin Timberlake and Andy Sandberg as Father’s Day approaches. Watch the same sex version for dads via YouTube below.
Justin Timberlake’s great, great grandfather shared his predictions for his rich and famous great, great grandson in ‘The Immigrant Tale’ on last night’s ‘Saturday Night Live’. Though there was no mention of the most talked about moment in the former *NSYNC star’s career – the Super Bowl breast flash with Janet Jackson – Timberlake got big laughs when alluding to Britney Spears. “Publicly they’ll claim to be virgins, but privately, he hit it,” Cornelius Timberlake predicted of Justin’s first love. Watch the comedy clip below.
Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg teamed up on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in a ‘Dick in a Box’ sequel called ‘Mother Lover’. The pair sing, “I’m a mother lover, you’re a mother lover, we should fu** each other’s mothers. Each other’s moms.” Watch the Mother’s Day themed comedy clip below.
Pop acts on television this week include:
Matt Giraud, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Monday and ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Wednesday.
The ‘American Idol’ theme this week on FOX will be rock music, while the surprise performer on Wednesday will be show judge Paula Abdul. Fellow judge Kara DioGuardi will appear on ‘The Bonnie Hunt Show’ (Syndicated) on Tuesday, while host Ryan Seacrest stopps by ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Friday.
Lily Allen, who appears on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Tuesday.
Black Kids, who perform on ‘Last Call’ on Thursday.
Vanessa Hudgens, who visits ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ (Syndicated) on Thursday.
New Kids on the Block, who perform on ‘Today’ (NBC) in the Plaza on Friday.
Jewel, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Friday.
Justin Timberlake, who hosts and performs with Ciara on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (NBC).
Justin Timberlake was videotaped denying an aggressive autograph reseller who approached the former *NSYNC star at an intersection in Hollywood on Wednesday night (April 22) after he appeared on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’. Watch Hollywood.tv footage below.
Justin Timberlake dropped by ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday night (April 22), promoting his new MTV reality show ‘The Phone’ and talked about that public display of affection with girlfriend Jessica Biel at the Lakers game the other night.
“I have to clarify that one,” the former *NSYNC star said. “We’re not that much of exhibitionists in front of 18,000 people. They do the ‘kiss me’ cam, and they were playing Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe,” and we were watching all these kind of elderly people kiss, and it got kind of weird there for awhile, I’m not gonna lie; but it was endearing. And then they cut to Dustin Hoffman and his wife, and he planted an open-mouth kiss on her and it was kind of award-winning in its own way. And then they cut to us and I was not to be outdone. So, yeah. So I mounted my girlfriend in front of 18,000 people.”
Video of the interview and Jimmy competing with JT in a game of virtual golf at YouTube has since been removed.
On Monday night (April 20), Justin Timberlake hosted the MTV ‘The Phone’ Premiere Party, sponsored by AT&T and LG held at MyHouse in Hollywood, California.
Debuting tonight on MTV at 10pm/ET, ‘The Phone’ is a new reality series, executive produced by Timberlake, in which contestants use AT&T’s newest device, the LG Xenon, to successfully navigate challenges to earn money and continue competing in the game.
Also in attendance were ‘High School Musical’ star Ashley Tisdale and Justin’s former *NSYNC bandmate JC Chasez. Check out their pictures below the fold.
Esmee Denters spent the day with Justin Timberlake in Hollywood doing a video shoot. The former *NSYNC star was seen driving with someone (Jessica Biel?), upset with the traffic before stopping for a coffee. Timberlake then chatted with the music video director Diane Martel and got a shot of Esmee with her “boyfriend for a day.” Watch the clip, featured on ‘The Orpah Winfrey Show’, below.