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Justin Timberlake finally addresses criticisms over Nipplegate

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Justin Timberlake might be a man of the woods, but maybe not really a man of his word

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The 2004 Super Bowl halftime show’s ‘Nipplegate’ was truly the Watergate of sports broadcasting: Where were you when Justin Timberlake unexpectedly exposed Janet Jackson’s breast to 143.6 million viewers on live television — seemingly, to her utter surprise?

In a new interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, Timberlake addressed the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” known as Nipplegate, in light of his preparations to return to the stage for Super Bowl LII. 

The singer admitted that he “stumbled through” the aftermath of the scandal, vaguely addressing criticisms that he didn’t do enough to defend Jackson from the disproportionate backlash she received.

“I had my wires crossed and it’s just something that you have to look back on and go like, ‘OK, well you know, you can’t change what’s happened but you can move forward and learn from it,’” Timberlake said, decked in the beanie and flannel that signal his rebrand as a woodsy hipster.

It’s not entirely clear what aspect of the situation Timberlake is saying he can “learn” from. But he makes sure to assert that Jackson is totally not mad at him. 

“I don’t know that a lot of people know that [me and Janet made peace],” he claims. “I mean I don’t think it’s my job to do that, because you value the relationships that you do have with people.”

It’s important to note that Jackson has not publicly commented on her feelings towards Timberlake in recent history.

After the incident, she was not only forced to apologize and take full blame, but was also barred from award shows — like that year’s Grammys (Timberlake still attended) — and also had her music blacklisted from the most influential radio stations and TV networks of the time (Timberlake did not).

In a 2006 MTV interview, long after it could actually help Jackson, Timberlake expressed regret that he’d failed to stand by her while she suffered the lion’s share of the consequences.

But in the age of #FreeTheNipple campaigns and the Time’s Up initiative, we can now look back at the clear misogyny and racism at play. The public vilified Jackson, pinning the supposed moral degradation of society on a single (briefly) exposed nipple. 

And those who clamored to shame and blame her didn’t once stop to ask, “Hang on — wasn’t it Timberlake who actually, physically ripped off the costume? And didn’t Jackson look shocked and mortified about it before immediately running off stage?”

There’s still a lot of mystery around what exactly happened. But you know what isn’t a mystery? The reason why Timberlake’s career continued to soar, while Jackson’s never came close to recovering.

Fourteen years later, and Timberlake has been invited back with open arms to the scene of the Nipplegate crime. But where’s Janet Jackson’s big comeback halftime show?

Read more: http://mashable.com/2018/01/17/justin-timberlake-janet-jackson-super-bowl-nipplegate/

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Alison Brie just told a hilarious story about attempting a backflip at Donald Glover’s apartment

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While they were filming Community together, Alison Brie used to hang out with co-star Donald Glover, despite the fact that he was – in her own words – “much cooler” than her.

Brie was a guest on The Late Late Show, where she told a story about a time she was at a party at Glover’s apartment and attempted to do a backflip and ended up breaking a lamp. Oops.

“I decided to just yell out, ‘hey everyone, watch this!'” Brie said. “I might have been a little drunk.”

We’ve all been there, Alison.

Read more: https://mashable.com/video/alison-brie-james-corden-donald-glover/

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John Legend just achieved EGOT status, the youngest ever to do so

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John Legend, winner of the award for outstanding variety special.

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“John Legend has made history as the youngest person ever to achieve that sweet, sweet coveted EGOT status.

That’s someone who has received the big four, the holy grail of performance accolades: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards.

Legend, 39, completed the acronym at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, as did Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, all for producing best variety special winner Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

He’s also the first black man to land EGOT status, making history in more ways than one.

Legend also played the role of Jesus in NBC’s production of the 1970 concept album-turned-Broadway musical, so he’s also up for the Emmy for outstanding actor in a limited series or movie, which will be revealed at the big primetime Emmy Awards on Monday.

“Before tonight, only 12 people had won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony in competitive categories,” wrote Legend on Instagram……………………..”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/john-legend-egot-emmys-2018/

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20+ People That Were Surprised At How Nice These Celebrities Were In Real Life

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Many people agree that it’s an awful feeling to meet a celebrity you look up to and realize they are a horrible person. We’ve all read about (some of us even met) celebrities who are rude to everyone and full of themselves, despite trying to look nice on the media.

Fortunately, it seems that the vast majority of celebrities are really nice people and treats those who surround them with respect. Don’t believe us? Scroll below to read a list of stories compiled by Bored Panda about the nicest and friendliest celebrity encounters.

#1

 

“I was jogging at the San Francisco Marina back in 1988 I think it was and I saw Robin Williams sitting in the side of his van just chillin’. I said, “How you doin’ Mr. Williams?” He said, “I’m doing great, you running from the cops?” I laughed and stopped to chat with him for about 5 minutes. He was absolutely delightful. Such a fond memory. I wept when I…

“I was jogging at the San Francisco Marina back in 1988 I think it was and I saw Robin Williams sitting in the side of his van just chillin’. I said, “How you doin’ Mr. Williams?” He said, “I’m doing great, you running from the cops?” I laughed and stopped to chat with him for about 5 minutes. He was absolutely delightful. Such a fond memory. I wept when I heard he died.”

#2

“Jim Carrey gave me a ride to the gas station after my car ran out of gas in Bel Aire. I told him I was a huge fan of Ace Ventura and I could mimic his laugh from the movie. Then we both had our heads out the window cackling away. He bought my gas and drove me back to my car. One of the greatest moments in my life.”

#3

“Keanu Reeves. I remember seeing him while walking through New York a long time ago when I was a young, probably very annoying pre-teen. I yelled out, “Yo, Neo!” And then I obnoxiously mimicked the bullet dodge motion from The Matrix. He looked back at me, laughed, and mirrored the same move in acknowledgement. It’s such a great memory because I feel like anyone would have been justified in getting annoyed…

“Keanu Reeves. I remember seeing him while walking through New York a long time ago when I was a young, probably very annoying pre-teen. I yelled out, “Yo, Neo!” And then I obnoxiously mimicked the bullet dodge motion from The Matrix. He looked back at me, laughed, and mirrored the same move in acknowledgement. It’s such a great memory because I feel like anyone would have been justified in getting annoyed and shrugging this stupid kid off, but instead he was a good sport and humored me. I’ll never forget it.”

#4

Tom Hanks at Best Buy. He was in line in front of me with a cart full, all by himself. I was only buying a bottle of water because they didn’t have what I was looking for. I just blurted out” Forest Gump is my favorite movie” like a creep, and he turned around, and said “that was my favorite movie to make! I’m glad you love it.” He then…

Tom Hanks at Best Buy. He was in line in front of me with a cart full, all by himself. I was only buying a bottle of water because they didn’t have what I was looking for. I just blurted out” Forest Gump is my favorite movie” like a creep, and he turned around, and said “that was my favorite movie to make! I’m glad you love it.” He then chatted with me while about movies as we stood in line. When it was his turn to check out while they were ringing up his stuff he said “oh let me get that water for you” and paid for my water. He kept talking to me and then we walked out and he said “nice talking to you! You’re a very nice young lady and always remember… life is like a box of chocolates.. you never know what your gonna get” in his Forest Gump voice. IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER.

#5

 “My sister was waiting tables in NYC, and ended up serving Patrick Stewart. She didn’t want to bother him, so she just did her job, but at the end of the night she told him how much she had enjoyed seeing him in a production of Hamlet that year (2008), and that she hoped he was planning to do more theater in the US. My sister was prepared to leave it…………..”
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