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Justin Timberlake: "I had imaginary friends;" Memphis has pride, but "defeatist attitude"

Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake are kids at summer camp, singing "Only Wanna Be With You" by Hootie & The Blowfish.

Justin Timberlake To Test His Spanish In Bogart Biopic

Justin Timberlake will be showing off his Spanish-speaking skills in new movie Spinning Gold after signing on to play bi-lingual 1970s music mogul Neil Bogart in the biopic.

The pop superstar will be using the Spanish he has picked up on his travels and his good ear for language to perfect his portrayal of the Casablanca Records boss.
He tells WENN, “I can barely speak English but I do have a pretty good ear, so I’m good at mimicking things that are told to me in Spanish.

“If it was an all-Spanish speaking movie I feel it would be my responsibility to learn the language, but, as it turned out I play a guy from Princeton who has to learn a little Spanish. I know a little bit from traveling.”

Timberlake admits he can’t wait to start work on Spinning Gold, which is still in development: “We have a great screenplay for it and I can only imagine when we get the right director on it that’s it’s gonna get even better. It’s a really exciting project but we’re not gonna rush it, but I hope it comes together soon because I’d like to make that movie soon. I think it’s a great story.”

The Suit & Tie hitmaker launched the project at the Cannes Film Festival in France, where he was joined by Bogart’s son, writer-producer Tim Bogart at a party aimed at seeking distributors.

The late Bogart was the man behind the careers of Gladys Knight, Bill Withers, Donna Summer, The Village People and Kiss.

Ellen's Justin Timberlake Record Release Party

The biggest name in music is here for a special daytime television exclusive event! His last album, "The 20/20 Experience," marked a triumphant return to the world of music after a long hiatus, and now he's bringing sexy back better than ever! JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is here for an exclusive, hour-long party celebrating the release of his new CD, "The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2"!

Justin is a movie star, a superstar on "Saturday Night Live," and a music legend in his own time. It's safe to say he's is one of the greatest entertainers ever! The handsome star has been a part of some of the most magical moments on Ellen's show, and he's here to make some more! He's telling Ellen about his beautiful wife, his exciting film career, his epic return to music, and more.

Plus, he's going to perform! What would an hour of Justin be without an incredible performance? Sit back, kick off your heels and get ready to be entertained, because this Monday, Ellen brings you the Justin Timberlake Experience!

New dates added to the North American tour!

Vancouver – Rogers Arena – Thurs. Jan. 16

Toronto #2 – Air Canada Centre – Fri. Feb 14

Chicago #2 – United Center – Mon. Feb 17

New York City – Madison Square Garden – Weds. Feb 19

Buffalo – First Niagara Center – Sat. Feb 22

Washington DC – Verizon Center – Mon. Feb. 24

Philadelphia #2 – Wells Fargo Center – Tues. Feb 25

Boston #2 – TD Garden – Thurs. Feb 27

Ft. Lauderdale – BB&T Center – Tues. Mar 4

Miami – American Airlines Arena – Weds. Mar 5

Sources: http://www.youtube.com/user/tonightshownbc/videos, http://www.youtube.com/user/JimmyKimmelLiveMusic/videos, https://www.youtube.com/user/latenight?feature=watch, http://blog.wenn.com/all-news/justin-timberlake-to-test-his-spanish-in-bogart-biopic/, http://justintimberlake.com/news/2013/new-dates-added-to-north-american-tour/, http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2013/09/24/justin-timberlake-i-had-imaginary-friends-memphis-has-pride-but-defeatist-attitude/