The Internets are abuzz this morning with a rumor that the producers of the long-in-the-works Baywatch movie are considering Justin Timberlake for the lead. According to TwitchFilm.com, he’d play “a disgraced former Olympic swimmer who tries out for the Baywatch crew.” This sounds like awesomeness along the lines of Jonah Hill’s and Channing Tatum’s 21 Jump Street characters, which renewed our faith in all TV-show-to-movie adaptations. Also, we are already planning many Justin Timberlake shirtless galleries, slo-mo running videos and GIFs.
Alas, some industry experts, like Indiewire, think JT would never go for the part, since he’s all into serious movies that prove his acting chops (like Friends With Benefits?) And maybe that’s a good thing. If he made a movie like this, and we all went to see it, since we are powerless in the face of his charms, it would mean he would keep acting all the time … which in turn means that he’ll continue NOT RECORDING MUSIC. So now, hear us, Hollywood (especially you, Baywatch studio Paramount, since we’re the same company and all, and should be working together for the greater good). DO NOT sign Justin onto your movie unless there’s a clause in his contract that requires him to record at least 14 new tracks. (None of this “music supervising” for Jessica Biel’s next movie stuff either; we want the real “Sexyback” deal.) /Rant off.
Trying to keep up with Rihanna’s relationship rumors is like trying to keep track of the most complex soap opera in human history. The “We Found Love” singer seems to find new love about as often as the rest of us change socks. At least it you believe the tabloids, that is. For all we really know, Rihanna could be living the life of a nun…a very scantily clad nun. But barely a week goes by when a story of Riri’s new alleged hookup comes spiraling out into the gossip universe, and this long weekend wasn’t any different.
It’s all too much! So to help you make sense of the swirling vortex that we call Rihanna’s speculative love-life, we’ve assembled this helpful (and very thorough) timeline of all her hookups and relationships, both real and imagined. Enjoy!
Love was in there air at the Lakers game on Saturday as two of Hollywood’s biggest couples made their way to the Staples Center and caught game seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Newly minted mega-duo/future legal battleKim Kardashian and Kanye West were spotted courtside cuddling together and holding hands, seeming very much in photographer-friendly love. The two only had eyes for each other, and it’s not hard to see why when you get a look at Kim’s skin tight leather mini-dress. Yeezy must have had a hard time keeping his mind (and eyes) on the game!
As cozy as they looked, the two declined a chance to be on the infamous Kiss-Cam. However, fellow super cute super couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel weren’t as shy, and gleefully went at it for the spectators. JT even stood up to cheer for the team and give Laker legend Kobe Bryant a high five! Which twosome was the most adorable Lakers couple? Check out the photos in the gallery below and let us know in the poll!
You can’t see us right now, but we’re frantically wiping Cheetos crumbs off us, brushing our hair and grabbing some concealer. And we know you’re doing the same too. Because that’s the effect these photographs of Jessica Biel had on us. And on you, so stop acting like you don’t know what we’re taking about. Is this really her version of casual Thursday? Because, and this is stating the obvious, how ridiculously chic is she looking? From the orange shades and just-the-right-amount-of-messy bun, to those ballet flats we’re betting are Chanel — it’s spot on. We’re also cursing our inability to look good in those pants. But the one thing we’re really drooling over and want to own desperately is that jacket and the broach clasp. Just gorgeous!
And because Jessica is such hot property, she hasn’t got her engagement ring on. We think she’s saying that you gotta really earn the right to have her proclaim she’s with you, J.T. Jess was visiting fiance Justin Timberlake on the set of his new movie Inside Llewyn Davis. Like we said, we don’t see no ring. Take note, Justin. ‘Cause girlfriend is on fire and you gotta keep up.
But here’s some good news for you black-hearted V-day haters: The last time we did a best couples gallery, back in December, one of those couples announced their divorce a few days later. Oh, no! What have we done?!?
Justin Timberlake turns 31 today, and while we’re mostly hoping that with age, comes the realization that he owes the world another album. What can we do to petition fiancee Jessica Biel to get on our side with this? Well, while we hope for him to bring the sexy back, some of us aren’t so eager for the return of some of his style choices of years past. JT’s no stranger to trying out new ‘dos and has always kept us guessing from color to length. In his ‘N Sync days, Justin’s two-toned curls graced many a girl’s bedroom walls, but maybe they need to stay there? These days, Justin’s keeping it clean and tapered with a buzz cut. And what do we think of his facial hair experimentation? The Friends With Benefits star has sported a beard or two in his hair-volution. Justin’s ability to pull off these many ‘dos seems to be another of his many talents. So, join us in wishing him a happy birthday as you browse through his hair hits and misses.
Some genius reporter must have been armed with an arsenal of marzipan fruits and breakfast teas, because Justin Timberlake‘s grandma has just given up the goods, confirming the rumor that Justin Timberlake and and Jessica Biel are engaged. “He called me on Christmas day and told me he’s engaged,” Justin’s grandma Sadie Bomar told Gossip Cop. Bomar said she was instructed to keep the news a secret “until after the holidays,” adding that “the family loves Jessie… she’s a very sweet girl.” Ugh, how could JTimbs be mad at all that sweetness?! Also, how can that reporter miss the opportunity to milk Bomar for any potential album info?! Sadie would have cracked like a elderly pecan!
This isn’t the first time Bomar has spilled the proverbial beans about her grandson’s love life either, including details about his on-again, off-again lady friend. “Jessica was keen to marry, but Justin isn’t ready,” Sadie told British magazine Closer back in 2009. “As far as we’re concerned, he’s always been single.” Memaws! Always the weakest link in the gossip chain. And the most adorable.
A couple of weeks ago, sources in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, started spreading the rumor that Justin Timberlake had proposed to on-again girlfriend Jessica Biel while on a snowboarding trip. But if it’s true, we’ve heard nothing official since then. Maybe they didn’t want to get buried by all those other holiday love stories? But today, Us Weekly is hyping its new issue by citing “several insiders” who say the story is true.
“Justin knows how much she loves snowboarding and the mountains, so it was the perfect place,” one source reportedly told the magazine. Still, this brings us nowhere closer to an actual confirmation of the potentially happy news.
The story first came up when Tayloe Piggott, a jewelry store in the resort town, initially posted a note about it on Facebook, but they quickly denied any first-hand knowledge of the event, writing, “Again – our most sincere apologies to Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. We cannot believe where this rumor, which started out as (seemingly innocent) news that had been circulating in Jackson Hole, has been blown into a massive gossip event. We hope that Justin and Jessica enjoyed their visit to our town and are so sorry that it has ended up with this fiasco.”
So, we know two facts: Jessica likes snowboarding. And the pair were in Jackson Hole. That’s something, we guess.
Honky cats, we don’t know how many times we have to tell you to get back, but we are not kidding around this time! Based on comments he made to the L.A. Times, Elton John is angling for his “number one” choice Justin Timberlake to play him in the upcoming biopic Rocketman, a film that is, according to the singer, “going to be a surreal look at my life, and not just a factual look at my life.” Well, this sounds like a perfect match for Justin. Singing? Check. Acting? Check. Wearing skin-tight ’70s bell bottoms while spiraling into a drug-filled vortex of debauchery? Oh, sorry, we just snapped our pencil in anticipation! The splinters, we can barely feel them!
If Elton John sounds a little biased, it’s only because he already knows Timberlake will look amazing in gigantic novelty glasses and a receding hairline; Justin portrayed Elton once before, in 2001. “He played me before in a David LaChapelle video of ‘Rocket Man’ and it was superb,” Elton added, though Rolling Stonegently points out that it was John’s video for “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore” which starred a surprisingly convincing, adorably gap-toothed Timberlake. So what do you think? Should Justin Timberlake go full Elton, or does this have “fabulous disaster” written all over it?
Whoa now! Last we checked in with Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, they were cordial ex’s who occasionally went on friendly bike rides together. Now reports are swirling that the ex-couple are now engaged! The Wyoming-area Tayloe Piggot Jewelry claims that JT popped the question to his on-again-off-again-apparently-on-again girlfriend at The Amangani, an upscale resort. “Word on the street is that Justin Timberlake proposed to Jessica Biel at the Amangani last night,” the jewelers posted on their Facebook. “We’re picking out post-engagement presents for them just in case they come in! Trying to play it cool.”
New York PR agent Kyle Schaffler is adding fuel to the marriage flames. “I love that no media outlets know about the Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel engagement,” he tweeted. “Benefits of working in PR.” However, he says that it all went down at a different hotel, the equally swanky Jackson. But so far no one even remotely close to the pair have publicly commented. Which makes us wonder if the tales of a secret engagement are true, or just one big advertisement for Tayloe Piggot Jewlery and PR dude Kyle Schaffler. We’ll keep you posted.