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A Crowdsourced Interview With Justin Timberlake

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I lit up when I was asked to write an article about Justin Timberlake. He has been in the public eye for a few decades now and I took notice early on. I was in awe of his musical talent and naturally I was and still this day am crushing on his good looks. If you thought he was a passing fad you’d be sorely mistaken.  His star is shining brighter than ever. 

He has long since erased the stigma attached with being a member of a boy band. Even guys can say they have a new found respect for the talent this guy has, my husband is among his admirers, he states “he can sing, dance, act and damn is he funny”. Justin Timberlake was meant to be on stage, he began performing as a young child and spent his preteens and early teenage years acting, singing and dancing in those infamous mouse ears. The next few years were spent in NSYNC where he perfected his craft and eventually decided to break out on his own. Embarking on a solo career was a smart decision on his part he has been extremely successful.

Justin Timberlake is now a young man, he recently married Jessica Beil, has become a budding entrepreneur while pursuing acting roles all while still doing his thing musically. If I seem to be out of breath in that last sentence it’s because Justin Timberlake is a busy man these days.

What other people have to say about Justin:

People’s Chuck Arnold reviews Justin’s new single, Suit and Tie:

“Although the track once again finds Timberlake collaborating with producer Timbaland, it represents a sonic departure from previous hits like “Cry Me a River,” “My Love” and “What Goes Around … Comes Around””

Chris Michaud of Reuters reports that the new Justin Timberlake album is on its way:

The 20/20 Experience, the former N’Sync boy band member’s follow-up to 2006′s “FutureSex/LoveSounds” and only his third album ever, would be released on March 19.”

Before the kickoff happens at this years’ Super Bowl Justin would like to show you how he intends to celebrate, Alex Rawls of Rolling Stone describes the scene at the Justin Timberlake’s Pre Super Bowl party:

“The show itself – presented Timberlake as somebody so comfortable with his art that he doesn’t have to take himself too seriously…On Super Bowl weekend, he danced with a bouncy grace that was all his own, but he could also play it old school and be assured the audience was with him.”

Justin has become the king of side projects these days. One of his many business ventures includes the recent purchase of the flailing website MySpace. Over the past year he has made some tweaks an implemented some changes in attempt to target a different audience and keep those who have remained loyal. Jason Notte of MSN tells us what the Justin Timberlake MySpace is all about:

“Visitors can now find new music in the Discover section, which right now features a lot of JT but also includes trending items like artists, users, videos and a music-specific section with new albums, artists, and recommended musicians. There’s also streaming radio with artist and genre stations similar to Spotify or Pandora — without the commercials. They key addition, however, is the mixes section that revives mixed tapes and cribs yet another Spotify feature by letting users swap playlists.”

Justin, in his own words:

Was the wedding everything you and your now wife, Jessica Beil envisioned?

“To hear all of our family and friends cheering at extremely loud, inappropriate decibel levels, that became the pinnacle of the ceremony,” Timberlake gushed. “It felt perfect. It felt like everything came together.”

Huffington Post-Justin Timberlake’s Wedding Song: Singer Says “Grown Men Cried” As He Sang Beil Down The Aisle

Tell us about your days with ‘Nsync?

“Everything that we did was based around a cappella harmonies. That’s what we wanted to be in the beginning — an a cappella group. So that is why we put five guys in the group. When we were forming the group, there wasn’t a boy-band phenomenon….I don’t think we thought it was going to be as big as it became.”

-NPR, Timberlake On ‘Nsync, Acting And Bringing Sexy Back

Some would say you’re a natural at making people laugh, were did the funny bone come from?

“I’ve always thought that there was humor everywhere. As a kid, I grew up an only child, and nothing made me happier than to make my parents laugh. … I had a Jackson 5 wig that I would wear around, and I would do the dances from the Jackson 5, and my mother thought that was hysterical. Of course, that seed got planted very early, the physicality of comedy. When I was a kid, I would impersonate anything that I would hear.”

-NPR, Timberlake On ‘Nsync, Acting And Bringing Sexy Back

What made you decide to pursue acting? Now that you are an established actor is there a process involved with choosing your roles?

“I’ve always admired the art of acting, and it’s no secret that I was trained as a very young kid on a television show with other extremely talented actors and singers. On top of that, I’m also extremely aware of the perception of me as an artist. I think that’s why I made the choices that I made for myself. That’s why I chose the smaller films that I’ve done. I thought that I’d rather have the experience of the process from people who are really respected and admired, and characters that I can really dive into, rather than cash in, so to speak. I’m not really interested in that. Having an experience like this, working with actors that I admire and respect, and obviously one of my favorite directors of all time, it’s a very humbling experience. It’s been something that I’ve always dreamed of.”

-Jeanne Wolf, Justin Timberlake on Acting and Music: “I’m Equally Insecure About All of It”-Interview

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http://www.parade.com/celebrity/celebrity-parade/2010/0928-justin-timberlake-the-social-network.html
http://www.npr.org/2010/10/06/130356030/timberlake-on-n-sync-acting-and-bringing-sexy-back
 
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/29/justin-timberlakes-wedding-song-grown-men-cried-jessica-biel_n_2039411.html
http://money.msn.com/now/post.aspx?post=f41625c6-1ae7-43d6-8892-5f799ce96234
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/justin-timberlake-pulls-off-an-easy-comeback-in-new-orleans-20130203
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http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20664669,00.html