Meet the first artist to officially be signed to Justin Timberlake’s label, Tennman Records. When Esmée, a 21-year-old Dutch singer, became popular on YouTube in 2006, Timbo took her under his wing and she never looked back.
Esmée is working on her first album, Outta Here, which will be out in August. She also recently wrapped up her music video, “Love Dealer,” where Timbo himself makes a cameo. The video, directed by The Malloys, shows the process of Esmée recording a song. “Justin sends Esmée out into the world and watches her career take off as he looks down on her from a rooftop,” according to People.
Hey, that could have been Bieber! Remember when Justin Bieber was just starting out last year? The teen sensation was torn between Tennman Records and Usher’s label, US Records. In the end, he signed with Usher.
Esmée’s been with Timbo since 2007, and although her career is on a steady rise, it isn’t just as grand as the Bieber fever. What does that say about Timbo as a music producer? Bieber did reveal that Usher’s offer was more interesting that Timbo’s, which made him choose US Records.
And if Justin Bieber’s phenomenal career is any indication of US Records’ skills, I believe Usher wins major points in this game.
Posted by Kate Alvarez as Justin Timberlake at 11:00 AM UTC on Apr, 08 2010
Interview magazine’s April issue is selling not because of cover girl Carey Mulligan (ouch!); tweens everywhere are saving their allowances to check out the story on Justin Bieber.
Photographed by Gregory Harris, Justin dresses up in metallics, prints, and—yes!—a more colorful wardrobe. What a refreshing change from his usual black wardrobe with neon kicks.
Zoe Wolff’s article paints a photo of the pint-sized pop heartthrob’s life. One minute he’s a 14-year-old hockey player from Canada who can carry a tune; the next minute he’s bigger than the Jonas Brothers. What wonders a hit Youtube account can do for your life!
I remember last year when he was just another Youtube sensation trying to make it big in the entertainment industry. Thanks to Usher’s tutelage and a number of pop/R&B hits, the 16-year-old has changed the way we view the tween market.
…for a movie, that is. The former flames are working on their first project ever since they split up in 2007.
According to IMDB, Bad Teacher is a comedy about a junior high teacher (played by Cameron) who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a naïve colleague (played by Justin)—a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher. |
Much hype surrounds the reunion between the two former lovers and all eyes will be on how Justin and Cameron will interact and potentially reignite romantic flames while filming. The two seriously dated for four years, and Justin is now with Jessica Biel.
Shooting for the movie began last weekend in LA, and the two exes seem very professional and in good spirits. Also on set is comedian Jason Segel, and so far the only body language we see between Timbo and Cameron spells “hard work.”
Remember this talent show? It aired from 1983-2003, with its peak in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Back in the day when reality TV ceased to exist, viewers would sit on their couches to see which singers, dancers, and comedians would get the best ratings and win Star Search.
TV network ABC wants to revive the show and are looking modern-day judges to give the coveted 4-star ratings. They’ve approached former American Idol judge Paula Abdul to potentially join the show, but she reportedly demanded a hefty paycheck so no deal was made.
While we wait for ABC to cast talent show judges, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see some of today’s top performers who started off as big dreamers at Star Search.
Before he was a boy band hottie, Justin Timberlake was a cowboy wannabe on Star Search.
Britney Spears appeared in a 1991 episode of Star Search.
At 8, Christina Aguilera was already hitting the high notes.
Who do you think should judge Star Search?
Which would you rather take home, Justin Timberlake or a brand new Audi A1 sports car? It’s a tough choice, really! Both bodies of work looked red hot in Geneva, Switzerland.
Singer Justin Timberlake presented the Audi A1 during the first press day at the 80th Geneva International Motor Show on March 2, 2010. The show features World and European premieres of cars and will be open to the public from March 4th to 14th.
Of course we all know who the top 2 stars of the show were. Here is Justin and the red Audi surrounded by VIPs, such as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler (left), and Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme (right).
Ah… men and their toys.
Look who’s getting into the eyewear game. Justin Timberlake and his business partner Trace Ayala are expanding their fashion brand William Rast with a collection of sunglasses.
According to the official press release, the two “signed a new multi-year licensing agreement with Viva International Group to design, produce and globally distribute William Rast Eyewear and William Rast Racing Eyewear focusing on styles for both the premium and sportswear categories for men and women.”
Fans, don’t get too excited yet. Justin’s collection will be released in 2011. In the meantime, check out other celebrity-designer’s eyewear creations, such as Lisa Loeb’s.
Yesterday I raved about the best-dressed women at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Now it’s the guys’ turn. I know there’s nothing much they can don other than ties and tuxedos, but there are a few stylish men who add the extra oomph to an otherwise conventional suit.
He may have tried to act goofy for this photo op, but Eli Roth (whose movie Inglorious Basterds won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture)’s plaid suit made him more hottie than funny.
Glee’s bad boy Mark Salling (left) went retro with this gray number. He joined fellow gleeks (L-R) Jenna Ushkowitz, Jessalyn Gilsig and Matthew Morrison for a photo op after their show won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Although head-to-toe black is a safe choice, not many guys can stylishly pull it off the way Kevin Bacon did. The Taking Chance actor also took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.
Four of your favorite stars are sporting new hairstyles. Tell us what you think. Love it or hate it?
At the MLS Western Conference Championship soccer match in Carson, California last Friday, David Beckham sported what may be described as a partial Mohawk.
Is this a dated photo of *NSYNC? Nope. Justin Timberlake is growing his â€˜fro back to play the role of frizzy-haired Napster founder Sean Parker in a new movie called The Social Network. The movie is about the evolution of Facebook and the social networking craze.
Is the undercut craze back? Rihanna seems to be embracing her inner Billy Ray Cyrus with this updated version. She wore her new look last week with a swept-up greased style, but for last Mondayâ€™s performance in the Brixton Academy in UK, she let it all hang loose.
Fresh from her divorce from Sean Penn, Robin Wright dramatically went from blonde to brunette. She showed off her new look at the recent screening of The Private Lives of Pippa Lee in New York City.
So Justin has a new passion – golf. Looks like he’s been doing good, good enough to write a memoir about the game. I don’t know about that, but maybe he should stick to singing? Then again, we haven’t heard much from him in that regard lately, have we?
In her dressing room no less! By now, you probably have seen the SNL skit featuring Justin and Beyonce. You probably cracked up like the rest of the world but did you know that Beyonce had second thoughts about that skit? All it took to reassure her, though, was a visit from Justin. Good job!
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake did appear with Madonna during her Sticky & Sweet Tour–but not together as earlier reported. The two appeared with Madonna on separate parts of the program.
Still a coup in my book, but barely.
Madonna has pulled another coup. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake will reportedly perform together with her during her Sticky & Sweet Tour stop at Dodger Stadium.
Let’s see if these are just rumors or if Madonna does deliver.
Justin Timberlake’s such a sweetheart. Though he was there to support Jessica Biel at the premiere of her movie, “Hole in the Paper Sky” he was careful not to steal attention from her. Sexy and thoughtful… aaaw.
Watch for Justin Timberlake’s funny skit about the Celtics on ESPN. He was the host of the ESPY awards — and had a slam dunk performance.
When Madonna told Justin TImberlake to strip, he stripped
“Nice top shelf,” she said.
Justin fondly recalls that moment “as one of the greatest days of my life.”
At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, Justin returns the compliment, praising Madonna for her “shapely body of work” and how she’s “always been a woman on top” who “fully enjoys that position.”
Her reply? “I’ll get you, f—–!”
Oh, get a room, you two.
The nominations for the 2007 MTV Music Video Awards are finally in, it seems like it takes longer each passing year.Â And guess who’s leading the pack?Â Â None other than Justin Timberlake & Beyonce Knowles, each with 7 nods.Â
Among the noms, Justin & Beyonce have been nominated for Video of the Year & Male and Female Artist of the Year, respectively.
Should be a good one this year!
Don’tÂ get your panties all in a wad, but it looks like Justin Timberlake has been doing someÂ ring shopping in Santa Monica recently.
But it’s not an engagement ring, it’s a promise ring that Timberlake’s been looking for.Â Justin apparently wants to show girlfriend Jessica Biel how committed heÂ is to their budding relationship.Â
An insider reveals,Â ”Justin isn’t ready to propose, but he wants to make a commitment to her. Justin says Jess is his dream girl. He wants to give her a symbol of his affection and love.”
Aww, how sweet.Â Btw, Justin, from the quotes on Jess, I don’t think she’s quite ready to settle down anyway.Â So, now that Justin is getting a little serious, what do you make of this couple?Â Are they the lasting kind?Â You tell me.
“What’s weird is: You’re single for 20 or 30 years, and you’re married for like 70. It doesn’t seem like a good ratio, does it?” or 20 or 30 years, and you’re married for like 70. It doesn’t seem like a good ratio, does it?”
Was it that time again already?Â The Live Earth concert was held on Saturday with concert venues ranging from London, South Africa, New York & Tokyo with the purpose of raising awareness about global warming.