New this week: Will Smith, 'Tick, Tick... Boom!' and Adele
This week’s new entertainment releases include a much-anticipated album from Adele, a documentary about Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction during the 2004 Super Bowl half-time show and Will Smith playing father and tennis guru to Venus and Serena Williams.
Justin Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson: "I know I failed"
Justin Timberlake has apologized to both his former girlfriend Britney Spears and Janet Jackson, who he performed with at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2004. "I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed." Timberlake has been criticized for his treatment of Spears following the release of a New York Times documentary following her rise to fame and legal struggles. Spears and Timberlake dated from 1999 to 2002. The incident crippled Jackson's career and it took Timberlake several years to come to Jackson's defense in public.cbsnews.com
Justin Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson
Justin Timberlake has apologized to both his former girlfriend Britney Spears and Janet Jackson, who he performed with at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2004. "I've seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond," Timberlake wrote on Instagram. "I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed." Timberlake has been criticized for his treatment of Spears following the release of a New York Times documentary following her rise to fame and legal struggles. The incident crippled Jackson's career and it took Timberlake several years to come to Jackson's defense in public.cbsnews.com
Timberlake apologizes to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson
This combination photo shows, from left, Janet Jackson performing at the Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 8, 2018, from left, Justin Timberlake performing during halftime of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, 2018 and Britney Spears performing during her concert in Taipei, Taiwan on June 13, 2017. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – In a lengthy social media post, Justin Timberlake says that he wants to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson “because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed.”“I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond. AdFans called out Timberlake for contributing to Spears' very public breakdown and controlling the narrative about the end of their relationship. More backlash hit Timberlake as social media began to recall the wardrobe malfunction with Jackson that caused a national controversy at the 2004 Super Bowl. I want to take accountability for my own missteps in all of this as well as be part of a world that uplifts and supports,” Timberlake wrote.
Oscars shortlist includes ‘Collective' and ‘MLK/FBI'
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday unveiled its shortlists for several categories, including documentary feature, international feature, original song, original score, visual effects and makeup and hairstyling. Titles as diverse as “Tenet” (for score and visual effects), “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (for the original song “Wuhan Flu”), “Eurovision Song Contest” (for song) and “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Story” (for score, song and makeup) are in the initial mix. The Korean American film “Minari," which was controversially nominated for a foreign language Golden Globe, was not eligible in the same category for the Oscars. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross could find themselves double nominees, as both “Soul” and “Mank” were shortlisted for original score. Winners will be announced at the 93rd Oscars on Sunday, April 25, which will be telecast live on ABC.
In ‘Palmer,’ Timberlake embraces stillness of a broken man
Timberlake’s had star turns in films like “Friends with Benefits” and “Inside Llewyn Davis,” but “Palmer” marks his time as a solo film headliner. Ad“Palmer” called for Timberlake to tone down his exuberance and play an intense, quiet, broken man living in a town where everyone knows his story. Director Fisher Stevens said he and Timberlake talked a lot about “stillness and trusting” while shooting the film. Palmer was raised with a more “stereotypical idea” of what it means to be a man and has to expand his mindset. And that’s kind of why I wanted to make the film,” Stevens said.
New this week: 'Resident Alien,' Arlo Parks & 'Palmer'
This image released by Syfy shows Alan Tudyk as Harry Vanderspeigle in a scene from the new series "Resident Alien," premiering Wednesday on Syfy. — AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— iHeartRadio’s fifth annual ALTer EGO show dedicated to contemporary rock artists starring Billie Eilish, Foo Fighters and Coldplay will air virtually on Thursday night. — British singer-songwriter Arlo Parks is having a breakthrough, and she can count former first lady Michelle Obama as a fan. — If a wacky sci-fi series sounds appealing, check out “Resident Alien.” Alan Tudyk plays Harry, masquerading as a small-town doctor — and a human — after crash-landing on Earth. Based on the comic book series of the same name, “Resident Alien” debuts 10 p.m. EST Wednesday on SyFy.
Big offenses, overlooked defenses in AFC title game
The Kansas City Chiefs won their first NFL title since 1970 when they beat San Francisco in last year's Super Bowl. What we get Sunday is a matchup of dynamic offenses and overlooked defenses, the top two teams in the conference. Kansas City (15-2) has the confidence of a reigning champion and a charisma few NFL teams can match. That could provide an edge over Bills rookie Tyler Bass — except that Bass has been very reliable all season. Buffalo punter Corey Bojorquez and Kansas City rookie Johnny Townsend were two of the most dependable in the AFC.
Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden watch fireworks light up the sky from the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. Both he, Harris and their spouses walked the last short part of the route to the White House after an abridged parade. At Biden's invitation, congressional leaders from both parties bowed their heads in prayer in the socially distanced service a few blocks from the White House. The Bidens ended their evening watching fireworks from a White House balcony. Trump did adhere to one tradition and left a personal note for Biden in the Oval Office.
Hollywood on the Potomac: A-list turns out for Biden-Harris
Lady Gaga sings the national anthem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol for President-elect Joe Biden in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. And country star Garth Brooks, doffing his black cowboy hat, sang a soulful a capella rendition of “Amazing Grace,” his eyes closed for much of the song. While stars mostly eschewed Trump's inauguration four years ago, the A-list was back for Biden. Brooks was careful to call his decision to perform on Wednesday non-political, and in the spirit of unity. Alone with his guitar, The Boss sang his “Land of Hope and Dreams” in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
An inauguration unlike any other amid a pandemic, unrest
Final preparations are made ahead of the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. What to watch for on Inauguration Day:THE SWEARING-INBiden's oath of office is the only essential. Others say the first eyewitness account of a president using those words came at Chester Arthur’s inauguration in 1881. Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman will read an original poem, “The Hill We Climb.”THE SPEECHA president’s inauguration speech is designed to set the tone and the policies the new administration will pursue. The National Mall is closed and just a fraction of the tickets usually handed out for an inauguration will be distributed.
Biden takes the helm as president: ‘Democracy has prevailed’
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden watch fireworks light up the sky from the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. We’ve learned again that democracy is precious and democracy is fragile. At this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed," Biden declared in his speech. Both he, Harris and their spouses walked the last short part of the route to the White House after an abridged parade. Biden then strode into the Oval Office, a room he knew well as vice president, for the first time as commander in chief.
From Gaga to Garth, Miranda to Moreno: Celebs join inaugural
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Like so much this past year, the inaugural celebration will be like no other: pared down, distanced, much of it virtual. But for actor Christopher Jackson — the original George Washington in Broadway's “Hamilton" — performing in a virtual “ball” is a way of participating in an essential rite of American democracy. Miranda will contribute a classical recitation, joining musicians like Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake and Bon Jovi. The inaugural committee has made sure to blend this high-powered list with ordinary Americans and inspiring stories. And the “AAPI Inaugural Ball: Breaking Barriers” celebrated the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities with planned participants including actors Kal Penn, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani and Chloe Bennet.
Maryland boy to be featured at inauguration special for helping those in need during pandemic
Maryland boy to be featured at inauguration special for helping those in need during pandemic At just 8-years-old, Cavanaugh Bell from Maryland will be among those featured during the presidential inauguration's primetime special, "Celebrating America." Throughout the pandemic, he's been delivering supplies and building mobile pantries for communities in need. Now, he's taking on a larger role and will be introducing musician Justin Timberlake. Mireya Villarreal caught up with Cavanaugh ahead of the big day.cbsnews.com
The Latest: Springsteen, Miranda set for inaugural gala
Iconic artists Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen are among the stars who will highlight a primetime virtual celebration televised Wednesday night following President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration. Biden’s inaugural committee announced the lineup Sunday for “Celebrating America,” a multinetwork broadcast that the committee bills as a mix of stars and everyday citizens. Musicians John Legend, Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake, among others, will join Springsteen and Bon Jovi. The safeguards will remain in place leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. Fencing, boarded-up windows and lines of police and National Guard troops have transformed statehouse grounds ahead of expected demonstrations leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
INAUGURATION EXPLAINER: Biden's event will be very different
The outgoing president traditionally attends the inauguration to symbolize the peaceful transfer of power. And there will be no inaugural balls for Biden, Harris and their spouses to dance the night away. But in the wake of the violent Jan. 6 mob attack on the Capitol by Trump supporters, all semblance of normality might be gone. Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Harris and second gentlemen Douglas Emhoff will later visit Arlington National Cemetery to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The inauguration comes just two weeks after the insurrection at the Capitol by Trump supporters as Congress was confirming Biden's victory.
Pebble Beach for pros only this year because of COVID spike
FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Bill Murray tosses his putter into a bunker after missing a birdie putt on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the celebrity challenge event of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)The only stars at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this year will be the players and the golf course. The 156-man field on Feb. 11-14 will be held only at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill. The tournament will have a pro-am on Wednesday at Pebble Beach, as other PGA Tour events have done in recent months. Pebble Beach winners include Woods and Jack Nicklaus, and more recently Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and five-time winner Phil Mickelson.
Stars return to inauguration, with J.Lo, Gaga set to perform
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020 file photo, Lady Gaga performs during a drive-in rally for then Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Try Lady Gaga and J. “In the end, I don’t think having Lady Gaga or J. “Lady Gaga is as big as you can get, and she is very talented,” he said. “If I were being inaugurated and I could have Lady Gaga, I would take it.”
Tom Hanks heads TV special celebrating Biden's inauguration
Bon Jovi, Timberlake and Lovato will perform at a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States. (AP Photo)NEW YORK – Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute primetime TV special celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as president of the United States, with performances by Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Ant Clemons. It will also be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Amazon Prime Video, Microsoft Bing, NewsNOW, DirectTV and U-verse. The inauguration will look different from other presidential inaugurations because of last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol. The event was already going to be pared down because of COVID-19; Biden had asked supporters to say home and watch from afar.
Michael Jackson channel launching on SiriusXM
LOS ANGELES – The King of Pop is joining The Boss and Old Blue Eyes on SiriusXM satellite radio. The month-long Michael Jackson channel was announced Wednesday by the singer's estate. Jackson joins SiriusXM channels devoted to artists like Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra and The Beatles. It will also include music that influenced Jackson from artists including James Brown and Sly & the Family Stone, and artists that Jackson influenced including Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Usher. Journalist and author Steven Ivory, a family friend who interviewed Jackson often, will provide the voice of the channel, telling stories, introducing discussions that chronicle the history and career of Jackson and sharing his own Jackson playlist.
7 concert films you should watch if you’re really missing live music
Some experts believe it could be more than a year until live concerts return to our daily lives, which is heartbreaking for people who love seeing live music. So until then, the next best thing to do is watch a concert movie from one of your favorite artists. Look no further than Beyoncé's “Homecoming,” her live concert that was filmed in 2018 when she headlined Coachella, the Southern California music festival. From the costumes, dancing and marching band music arrangements, Beyoncé transformed Coachella into “Beychella,” and we’re lucky enough that the entire show is documented. Not only is Timberlake’s music incredible catchy, but the production value that went into this show, especially the choreography, makes it worth visiting.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $1 million to North American food banks
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have joined the growing list of celebrities who are chipping in to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Reynolds took to Twitter on Monday to announce that he and his wife are donating $1 million to food banks in North America. "Blake and I are donating $1 million to be split between FEEDING AMERICA and FOOD BANKS CANADA." Other celebrities and organizations have also made substantial donations to food banks across the country. @feedingamericahttps://t.co/Ixa3qi6u2G pic.twitter.com/wepfGL4E0N Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) March 15, 2020Basketball stars Zion Williamson and Kevin Love also made a difference in their communities.cbsnews.com
Retail earnings, Fed minutes, impeachment hearings: 3 things to watch for Wednesday
Target, Lowe's earnings on deckRetail earnings are kicking into high gear with Target and Lowe's reporting on Wednesday morning. Kohl's quarterly earnings and sales missed estimates due to an "increasingly competitive promotional environment" and the retailer also slashed its profit outlook for the year. Its quarterly sales fell short of expectations while earnings beat. The consensus for Lowe's quarterly earnings is $1.35 per share, compared to an EPS of $1.04 in the third quarter of 2018, according to FactSet. Investors will look to the minutes for clues about how divided the Fed is on its policy.cnbc.com
Justin Timberlake Cant Stop Flirting With Jessica Biel on Instagram
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are clearly smitten with one another and they aren't afraid to let their love show on Instagram. Back in August, Biel posted an old screen test clip from her 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Timberlake commented, "God, I love you." In September, Biel posted a throwback bikini video, which prompted Timberlake's comment, "Gimme..."ET's Brooke Anderson spoke with Timberlake recently about his love for his wife of almost seven years. Biel responded to her husband's sweet interview when speaking with ET's Nischelle Turner shortly after. Watch the clip below to see her reaction: Jessica Biel Sweetly Reminisces on When She Knew Justin Timberlake Was Her 'Person' (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Jimmy Fallon on the Parenting Advice He'd Give Justin Timberlake (Exclusive)Jessica Biel Reminisces About Knowing Justin Timberlake Was Her 'Person' (Exclusive)Justin Timberlake Talks Finding 'That Person' in Wife Jessica Biel (Exclusive)
Lizzo Defends 'Truth Hurts' After 2 Brothers Claim They Helped Write Key Lyric
Lizzo is pushing back against claims that two songwriters weren't properly credited on her hit single, "Truth Hurts." "The men who now claim a piece of Truth Hurts did not help me write any part of that song," she continued. There was no one in the room when I wrote Truth Hurts, except me, [producer] Ricky Reed, and my tears. I want to publicly thank @Lizzo and her entire managment team for embracing me and reaching out. Legendina (@MinaLioness) October 23, 2019Soon after Lizzo shared her post, Lioness tweeted, "I want to publicly thank @Lizzo and her entire management team for embracing me and reaching out."
Jessica Biel Reacts to Old Interview Clip Where She Reveals She Wasn't a 'Huge Fan'
"To be honest, I don't really listen [to them]," a younger Biel says in the clip from an old interview from 1999. @JessicaBiel reacts to a 1999 clip where she admits she's not an *NSYNC fan. pic.twitter.com/sLsyEYqUs8 Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) October 22, 2019As the clip comes to an end, Biel can't contain her shock, covering her hand with her mouth, stunned. Back in July 2017, Biel and Fallon teamed up against Matt Bomer and Kelsea Ballerini for a game of Charades. Jessica Biel Reveals How She and Justin Timberlake Balance Their Careers and Family Life (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:'Limetown': Why Jessica Biel Was the Perfect Choice for the Podcast's TV Adaptation (Exclusive)Jessica Biel Reminisces About Knowing Justin Timberlake Was Her 'Person' (Exclusive)Jessica Biel Shares Throwback Screen Test and Justin Timberlake Is So in Love
Macaulay Culkin Dances With Lizzo at LA Show, Delights '90s Kids Everywhere
Macaulay Culkin dancing onstage with Lizzo just might be the crossover event of the year. In the fun moment, which happened during Lizzo's "Gigolo Game" interlude before her girl-power anthem, "Like a Girl," Culkin shows off his sprinkler dance as Lizzo and her dancers imitate the move. The performer gives Culkin a hug and a shout-out at the end of the song as he dances off stage. Culkin isn't the only star Lizzo is collaborating with these days. For more from the interview, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT: Justin Timberlake Teases Lizzo Collaboration: 'It's Flames!'
Jessica Biel Reminisces About Knowing Justin Timberlake Was Her 'Person' (Exclusive)
Jessica Biel is reflecting on her time with husband Justin Timberlake. "I knew that he was my person early on, but we were so young. Earlier this week, Timberlake fawned over his wife of almost seven years, telling ET that Biel and their son, Silas, are everything for him. "It's like once you find that person, it's like a baptism, where you're like, 'I can't go back,' you know what I mean?" RELATED CONTENT:Justin Timberlake Talks Finding 'That Person' in Wife Jessica Biel (Exclusive)Justin Timberlake Is Nearly Tackled by Fan at Paris Fashion Week
Justin Timberlake Talks Finding 'That Person' in Wife Jessica Biel (Exclusive)
As for the future of his family, Timberlake notes, "I'm just enjoying the ride." "This is the song lab, but this is not the only one," he showed ET. Working closely with kids on music, Timberlake had a blast. And though they were working with a music superstar, Timberlake notes there was more excitement than intimidation. Admitting some of the kids freaked out "a little bit," Timberlake adds, "It's always nice to feel that energy."
Justin Timberlake Says His New Music With Lizzo 'Is So Good' (Exclusive)
That includes working with Lizzo, whom Timberlake met at the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and approached about getting in the studio together. Back in August, Timberlake shared a video of him and Lizzo in the studio, getting fans excited about a collaboration. "This is the song lab, but this is not the only one," he said while showing off the impressive room. The father of one also hopes that the kids who enter the song lab are "able to make their music as well." RELATED CONTENT:Justin Timberlake Hits the Studio With Lizzo -- Is a Collab on the Way?
Tiger Woods, Justin Timberlake team up for Bahamas hurricane relief
(CNN) - Tiger Woods is teaming up with Justin Timberlake to help the Bahamas. Woods, the champion golfer, and Timberlake, the Grammy-winning singer, are helping set up a fund to provide aid and relief for victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Woods, Timberlake and their partners have already pledged $6 million for the fund and promise to match donations made by the public. "Help us turn this first $6 million into $12 million, and join our efforts to restore and rebuild The Bahamas," Woods wrote. And New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has appealed online for donations to another relief fund.
Jessica Biel Shares Throwback Screen Test and Justin Timberlake Is So in Love
Justin Timberlake loves Jessica Biel at any age! The 37-year-old actress took to Instagram on Thursday to share an epic throwback video of herself auditioning for the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. And if the video itself wasnt precious enough, Biels hubby, Justin Timberlake, also shared his praise, commenting, God, I love you.JT has nothing but love for his wife these days. Shortly after, Timberlake praised his wife in his speech at the Songwriters Hall of Fame. For more from the couple, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT:Justin Timberlake Praises Jessica Biel Amid Vaccine ControversyJessica Biel Reveals Vaccinations Stance: Social Media ReactsJessica Biel Clarifies Stance on Vaccinations Following Anti-Vaxxer Reports
Lizzo Reveals Her NSFW DMs With Rihanna, Talks Working With Justin Timberlake and Jennifer Lopez
During our interview, she opened up about everything from working with Justin Timberlake to starring alongside Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers and the wild DMs that go down between her and Rihanna. "Listen, we need a video of Rihanna in the studio, period," Lizzo proclaimed. Earlier this month, Timberlake put fans in a frenzy when he tweeted a video of him and Lizzo in the studio, captioning it, "@lizzo flames, brb." I mean, it is Justin Timberlake, so I am not trying to be like, 'Ahh, I didnt have a good vibe with Justin Timberlake.'" It would be fun, like, shake, shake, shake, shake it!"
On this day: October 1
2010: "The Social Network," starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, and directed by David Fincher, premieres in theaters. The movie, which portrays Mark Zuckerberg's founding of Facebook and the resulting lawsuits, would receive widespread acclaim and eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, but won only for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Film Editing. However, the film would win Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score. Garfield, Timberlake and Eisenberg are seen here at the film's Paris premiere. Hide Caption