Since Hov only films six-hour performances with his fancy artist friends on special occasions (see: “Picasso Baby”) consider this just released video for “Holy Grail” to be the first true music video off his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. The video features Jay and guest vocalist Justin Timberlake wandering around aimlessly in a poorly lit, gothic warehouse of sorts, where dancers wrapped in white sheets dance to the occasionally slowed down track. Justin really went to town with the flat iron, huh? There’s a champagne glass pyramid and an inexplicable fire too. Maybe Justin got mad that “Holy Grail” is better than every song on The 20/20 Experience so he got all mad and turned into “Firestarter”? Yeah, I said it. [Facebook]
Huuuuuuuuge news for those of us who have been halfheartedly cheering Justin Timberlake’s rise to solo stardom while secretly yearning for JC Chasez’s parachute pants, Chris Kirkpatrick’s dreadlocks, Lance Bass’s frosted tips, and Joey Fatone’s glorious goatee: the band is getting back together. Yes, really! According to very credible sounding rumors, *NSYNC will be reuniting for a performance at this Sunday’s VMAs. [I just had to look up how to correctly spell/capitalize *NSYNC, FYI. -- Amelia] Between this and BSB’s awesome new album, my 90s fangirl heart is exploding. Will they wear matching overalls? Will Justin bust out his ramen hair for old time’s sake? What do you guys think they will sing? I’m hoping for something classic and upbeat like “Bye Bye Bye” (complete with marionette strings, please!) followed by a tearjerker ballad like “God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You.” I’m already crying. Cannot. Wait. [New York Post]
Justin Timberlake is back! I mean, he never really left, right? But he’s back in original JT form, as a singing dude, with a Not At All Contractually Obligated record, The 20/20 Experience. “Suit and Tie” and “Mirrors” (which I think sounds like terrible ’90s era boy band soft rock) are both blowing up the airwaves, and he’s also on the new Jay Z record, so therefore, he’s everywhere at the moment. But you didn’t think we forgot about Justin Timberlake’s long pop culture history, did you? Or the fact that he owns a small soul food restaurant chain (aptly named Southern Hospitality). Plus, he’s got another restaurant named Destino to keep him warm.
After the jump, eight more things you may have forgotten (intentionally or otherwise) about Justin Randall (!) Timberlake:
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