The Force Is Not With Timberlake
By Lexi Feinberg: 2006-07-16
It looks like Justin Timberlake may be ready to cry another river. E!Online reports that the pop star’s debut movie Edison Force, which closed the 2005 Toronto Film Festival, will be skipping a theatrical run entirely. In order to see the former N*SYNC ringleader pop his acting cherry, you’ll have to swing by Blockbuster or add it to your Netflix queue. That’s right, the film is headed straight to DVD. Triple ouch.
Edison Force is about an elite unit of cops caught in a whirlwind of corruption by a young journalist (Timberlake) who gets in way over his head. The film, which boasts an A-list cast including Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey, received laughable reviews from the handful of people lucky (?) enough to catch it at the festival. Variety called it a “parade of clichés” and Hollywood Reporter said it had “enough posturing to start up a chiropractic clinic.” The sad thing is that these reviews are glowing compared to the response of his other movie Southland Tales when it premiered at Cannes.
It’s a big blow, but something tells me that Timberlake will survive this roadblock. In addition to Southland Tales, he has a few other movies coming up including Alpha Dog, Black Snake Moon, and Shrek 3, which he’ll be lending his voice to alongside main-squeeze Cameron Diaz. His new single “Sexyback” (which gets my vote for one of the worst song titles ever), is currently climbing the Billboard charts. If acting doesn't work out, he'll always have his tunes and dances moves to fall back on.
You can check out Edison Force, if only to satisfy a morbid curiosity, when it hits shelves on Tuesday, July 18th.
The reason? She was reportedly unhappy with the food prepared by an Italian chef, resulting in a flaming argument. Campbell (36) destroyed fittings and furniture to the value of $54 000 on Badr Jafar's yacht, reports The Sun.
The yacht was moored in Italy's Viareggio harbour at the time.
The model, who is currently fighting three assault lawsuits filed by former employees, seemingly lost her temper over the chef's tomato, mozzarella and dried ham starter with white wine.
The dish did not meet Campbell's satisfaction, and when the cook shouted back at the model, a furious Campbell is said to have begun throwing around items.
"All hell seemed to break loose," an onlooker told the English tabloid.
"All you could hear was shouting and screaming in English. There was the sound of plates being broken. Some of the crew later said the kitchen was a complete mess and the curtains and cushions had all been ripped apart."
Darren Hayes, formerly of Savage Garden is married!
I very rarely make comments about my private life.
Monday, 17 July 2006
I very rarely make comments about my private life.
But today, as I'm about to begin 6 months in the studio to record what I hope to be the best record of my career, I feel an overwhelming gratitude for the past 10 years of being a performer. Most recently, I've been moving toward a career that is more closely aligned with 'art' than it is 'commerce'. And in keeping on this trajectory - I have become increasingly more emotionally authentic in my music, writing and my relationship to my audience. As so many of you have given me your heart and soul over the past 10 years I thought it only fitting that I too return the respect and inform you of the most significant event in my life.
On June 19th 2006 I married my boyfriend of two years, Richard, in a Civil Partnership ceremony in London.
I can honestly say it was the happiest day of my life.
I feel lucky to live in an era where my relationship can be considered legally legitimate and I commend the UK Government for embracing this very basic Civil Liberty.
I'm proud of who I am, and after what felt like an eternity, I'm finally in a place where my heart is secure and content. And I can finally make sense of all of the searching.
I still maintain the belief that families and relationships are not commodities to be sold off for public consumption. In this regard, I am and will continue to be a public person with a private life.
I have always written songs about human relationships and our journey in life. I've never felt the need to differentiate or speak to a specific part of society. This hasn't changed. I will continue to write songs for everybody and hope that the feelings and thoughts I sing about are universal. Today, as I get on a plane to return to London, my head will be filled with all the future possibilities that I hope to explore musically.
To the people who buy my records, come to my shows and demonstrate on a daily basis their love and support for me and what I do: thank you.
Your overwhelming message to me lately seems to be that you are just glad that I am happy. For this, I am eternally grateful.
To my Mum, Dad, Sister and Brother - thanks for always being so cool and loving me unconditionally.
With love and respect always
Let's not bash the man for being gay please. Personally, I think a lot of people knew, but he never openly admitted it. I am happy for him though.