Justin Timberlake would ‘absolutely’ collaborate with Britney Spears

Famous exes Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears could soon be back together in perfect harmony — professionally speaking, that is. Timberlake welcomed the idea of musically collaborating with the "Make Me" singer, two weeks after Spears listed the former *NSYNC standout as one of the artists she'd one day like to team up with. "She did? Sure! Absolutely, absolutely," he told E! News when asked if he'd ever work with the pop star. Timberlake, 35, and Spears, 34, dated from 1999 to 2002, notably attending the American Music Awards in matching denim outfits in 2001. Their breakup sparked fan-generated drama at the time, with many speculating that Timberlake's "Cry Me A River" and Spears' "Everytime" were written about each other. But there doesn't appear to be any discord between the pop superstars nowadays. Late last month, Spears name-dropped the "SexyBack" crooner after being asked during a Q&A about which other musicians she'd potentially be interested in working with. "Justin Timberlake is very good," she said, rounding out a list that also included Aerosmith and Gwen Stefani. The singer's willingness to develop a song with her ex struck a major high note with their fans — as well as Timberlake's former groupmate Lance Bass. "I would love to see that happen, of course," the former *NSYNC member told E! News last month. "I think everyone in the world wants to see them together again in any capacity. It's like everyone's childhood dream." Spears released her ninth studio album, "Glory," last month, while Timberlake's toe-tapping hit "Can't Stop The Feeling" was among the most popular songs of the summer. Continue Reading

Former Mouseketeer Marque Lynche, castmate to Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, drank himself to death

Former Mouseketeer Marque Lynche, who died at 34, succumbed to acute alcoholism. Though his roommate found him dead in his Harlem apartment in December, the medical examiner just reported that “acute and chronic alcoholism” killed him, according to TMZ. Lynche, who was originally from St. Petersburg, Fla., had only three professional credits. In 2004, he made it to the semi-finals with 31 others on Season 3 of “American Idol.” He also did a stint in “The Lion King” in the ensemble under the name Marque Lynch, Jr. But his real taste of fame had come when he was a child, on “The All New Mickey Mouse Club” (1993-1995). He was in the club house with four Mouseketeers who would go on to become superstars: Britney, Spears, Ryan Gosling, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera. Lynche’s last months were troubled. A few months before he was found dead, Lynche had gotten into a fight with a NYPD officer. Lynche was charged with assault but he died before the case came to trial. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Britney Spears may lip-sync her way through two-year Las Vegas gig: Sources

It sounds “Criminal.” Britney Spears may be taking fans for a ride when she kicks off her residency in Las Vegas at the end of the year. The pop star announced on ABC’s “Good Morning America” last week that she’ll do a two-year stint at Sin City’s Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, starting Dec. 27. Spears is proud of her new figure, tweeting this bikini picture on September 8, 2013. But sources tell us it’s possible that Spears, 31, may be phoning in the “Britney: Piece of Me” shows, in which she plans on performing 21 of her greatest hits over about 90 minutes. PHOTOS: BRITNEY SPEARS WEARS A SKIN-TIGHT DRESS TO CHURCH “Britney does not sing. She is being paid a lot of money to lip-sync,” says the source. “Her fans are none the wiser, but it is disingenuous of her to take their cash and not deliver a proper performance.” This isn’t the first time the “Toxic” singer has been accused of lip-syncing. Reports surfaced this year that the star is not even singing in the recording studio. In 2009, fans stormed out of her “Circus” tour in Australia and demanded their money back because of disappointment over her lip-syncing. It took her a while, but Spears has a hot new single, 'Work B---h.' “I’m going to definitely do the greatest hits, but I’m going to have to put some of my new material in it to just keep it fresh,” Spears said on what appeared to be a well-rehearsed interview on “GMA” last Tuesday about the upcoming Las Vegas shows. She has confirmed 16 dates, but will perform 50 shows in 2014 and 2015. Industry insiders estimate Spears will take home a cool $15 million per year for the work. Tickets are priced between $59 and $179. “She hasn’t sung live for a couple of years,” says our source. “If the crowd thinks they are being cheated then there is likely to Continue Reading

‘The Voice’ finale recap: Jermaine Paul narrowly beats Juliet Simms, Tony Lucca and Chris Mann on singing competition

The second season of "The Voice" ended on a high note Tuesday night for New Yorker Jermaine Paul. Paul, who toiled for the last two decades as a background singer for the likes of Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys, will now get his own chance in the spotlight after winning NBC's singing competition show. "No more backgrounds for you, come front and center," host Carson Daly said after announcing the results. RELATED: TONY LUCCA BREAKS SILENCE ON CHRISTINA AGUILERA'S INSULTS A teary Paul wobbled on the stage, as his mentor and judge Blake Shelton bounded over shouting, "You did it! You did it!" After thanking everyone from the fans to his parents to Jesus and his mother-in-law, Paul regained his composure enough to close the show and season with a reprise of his powerful rendition of R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly" - his selection for his solo performance Monday night that may have cemented his win. Finishing just four percentage points behind him in the voting was 26-year-old Juliet Simms, the gravelly voiced Californian who drew comparisons to Janice Joplin. She closed the show dancing with her mentor, Cee Lo Green, as Paul sang. Third place went to Tony Lucca, the 36-year-old former Mouseketeer who used to perform with the likes of Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears and was mentored by Maroon 5 front-man Adam Levine. He endured a season's worth of barbs from Aguilera, a judge on the show, who appears to have been nursing some two-decade-old grudge. Fourth place went to Aguilera's entry into the finals, Chris Mann, as the fat lady finally sang for the operatic- voiced 30-year-old. Viewers had to sit through an hour and 45 minutes of filler to see Paul be anointed the winner, with several celebrity musical performances from Flo Rida, Lady Antebellum, Hall and Oates and Justin Bieber to help pass the time. The show may have hit a season low, though, during the telecast with two-minute videos about Cee Lo's cat, Continue Reading

‘The Voice’ is over, and so is Christina Aguilera’s feud with Tony Lucca

Tony Lucca may have come in third place on "The Voice," but the 36-year-old singer got a heck of a consolation prize: an end to the vendetta that judge Christina Aguilera seemed to be waging against him all season. After Jermaine Paul was announced as winner of NBC's popular singing competition, Aguilera was seen huddling with her fellow former Mouseketeer at the end of the show. "She just wanted to clear the air a bit," Lucca told Us Weekly of their exchange. "She apologized that this became much more of a dramatic thing than she ever intended it. "I said to her, 'I hope that we can be cool moving forward.'" RELATED: AND THE WINNER OF 'THE VOICE' IS... It's a far cry from how Aguilera treated Lucca all season on "The Voice," despite their childhood history of having worked together on a "Mickey Mouse Club" cast that also included Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears two decades ago. The pop diva slammed Lucca's decision to cover Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” for his final solo on Monday's finale, saying the original song's lyrics and message are demeaning to women. But Aguilera didn’t stop there, adding another dig after her own singer, the operatic Chris Mann, performed a tribute to her by covering the pop diva’s “The Voice Within.” “This is a real man, he respects women,” she said. That insult came just weeks after Aguilera dismissed her former Mickey Mouse Club cohort's voice as "one-dimensional." There is speculation that Aguilera may have been channeling anger she feels towards Lucca’s mentor and rival judge, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. "Adam also talks a ton of s— about Christina and makes fun of her behind her back," a show insider told US Weekly. Another former Mouseketeer, Dale Godboldo, had another conspiracy theory — that Aguilera had an unrequited crush back in the early ’90s. "Britney was in love with him. Christina was in love Continue Reading

20 best totally overplayed songs of 2016: Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Zayn, Drake, Justin Timberlake and more

If you happened to spend more than an hour near a radio (or walking through a mall) in 2016, then chances are you know at least a song or two from Justin Bieber's latest album, "Purpose." Bieber earned the top two spots on Billboard's year-end Hot 100. And he couldn't have done it without being totally overexposed.As anyone who's ever burned out on a song can tell you, it doesn't take that many spins to go from often played to overplayed and out. The good news for the overplayed is this: Not all overplayed singles are created equal. These are the singles that did the best job of retaining their charm after hundreds and thousands of spins in 2016, including Bieber, Drake and Rihanna.A moody dancehall-flavored ballad with a minimalist approach to constructing a groove, making excellent use of empty space, the song that finished fourth on Billboard's year-end Hot 100 features Drake as the hypersensitive lothario he plays so well. “If you had a twin, I would still choose you,” he tells her. “I don’t wanna rush into it, if it’s too soon / But I know you know you need to get done, done, done, done.” And by done, he means exactly what you think he means. The man is as subtle with sexual innuendo as Joey on “Friends.” The emotional investment here is all Rihanna, and she nails it. And by nails, I do not mean what Drake would mean. This song spent nine weeks at the top of Billboard's Hot 100 on its way to being certified quadruple-platinum.It’s weird to think that Bieber hadn’t topped the Hot 100 until “Purpose” started sending singles up the pop charts. This was the second of three consecutive releases from that album to hit No. 1. And this one stayed on top for three weeks on its way to being certified seven-times-platinum. It’s Bieber’s finest hour, setting the tone with a brilliantly deployed falsetto loop that’s answered by the most infectious trumpet hook Continue Reading

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s relationship may not be over, but romance is in trouble

The three-year romance between Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel may not be "Dead and Gone" just yet, but the star couple might want to put in a call to "The Love Guru." On the heels of an Us Weekly report Wednesday morning that the "SexyBack" singer, 28, and the "7th Heaven" actress, 27, had called it quits in August, People.com reported Wednesday afternoon that the two are still together. People's sources, however, did confirm that the couple is in a rough patch, as reported in July by the Daily News' Gatecrasher column. "Things have been a bit up in the air recently," an inside source said. "They've been spending more time apart - more time with each of their friends, and they've been reevaluating [their relationship]." That explanation would fit with the behavior described in the Us Weekly report, which included reports of Timberlake being "on the hunt" during New York Fashion Week last month, and a sultry dance with a tall blond in a short black dress at a Manhattan club on September 9. However, People cites sources in reporting that Timberlake is in talks to join Biel for Summit on the Summit, a climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of the clean water crisis. "Transformers" actress Isabel Lucas is also committed to take part in the climb along with singers Lupe Fiasco and Kenna. Timberlake and Biel were first spotted together in January 2007, first at a Golden Globe party thrown by Prince, then at the Sundance Film Festival later in the month. Timberlake has also been linked to actress Cameron Diaz and singer Britney Spears. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Britney Spears’ exes Kevin Federline, Justin Timberlake are friends: ‘We’ve gone out golfing,’ K-Fed says

Britney Spears' toxic romances with Justin Timberlake and Kevin Federline blossomed into a bromance. "We're cool. Me and J are. I actually just went to his last show in Vegas and hung out with him, got to see a lot of old friends," Federline, 37, told Us Weekly. He was married to Spears from 2004 to 2007 after they first met in 2000 and following the "Toxic" singer's intense 3-year love affair with Timberlake, which ended in 2002. Federline and Spears share sons Sean Preston, 9, and Jayden James, 8. "In the beginning when (Britney and I) first got together, it was awkward and I felt bad," he said. "I felt like maybe I should have called (Justin) and talked to him," he added, laughing. "But I didn't have his number." Since then they reconnected through mutual friends and hit it off. "We've gone out golfing, we've hung out," Federline said. "You get older, you grow up, and you realize that was just a time in your life. S--- happens." The former dancer turned DJ moved on from his international superstar ex-wife and has been married to Victoria Prince for three years. They have two daughters — Jordan, 3, and Peyton, 14 months. Federline also shares daughter Kori, 12, and son Kaleb, 10, with ex-girlfriend Shar Jackson. Timberlake married actress Jessica Biel in 2012. But do they ever chat about their old flame when they get together? "No, no," Federline insisted. "Yeah, it is what it is to us." Spears is still on the search for Mr. Right and is currently dating Charlie Ebersol after calling off her engagement to Jason Trawick in January 2013. Continue Reading

Tips on going classy in head-to-toe denim, like Chrissy Teigen, Gwen Stefani and Kylie Jenner

Double the denim, double the fun. It’s suddenly stylish to go head to toe in dungarees — as Jennifer Lopez, Kylie Jenner, Gwen Stefani and Kelly Brook have in recent weeks. The so-called “Canadian tuxedo” — either as matched pairs or an all-jean jumpsuit — was campy when Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears doubled down on denim at a 2001 award show, but now it’s never looked so chic. And of course, we’re talking about Chrissy Teigen, who pulled off the look perfectly, matching a light-blue jean shirt with a darker-hued pair of Daisy Dukes as she did grocery shopping recently in L.A. Looking good is great — but relaxation is the real goal here. “I’m a casual girl at heart, so it always makes me feel comfortable to be in all denim,” says denim-on-denim lover Julie Brooke Williams, 36, from Williamsburg. “New Yorkers are always running around, so you want a uniform to take you from day to night, and denim is a really easy way to accomplish that.” Williams says she’ll wear a jean jumpsuit with a nice belt, an oversized blazer and nice booties to a meeting. Then she’ll add jewelry and slip into dressier shoes to make the look evening-appropriate for dinner or drinks. Others double up on denim with softer, stretchier fabrics in an array of blues that elevate the working-class staple into a more sophisticated statement. “This is definitely not the ’80s, with acid wash and big hair, crazy makeup and shoulder pads,” says Somsack Sikhounmuong, the head of design at the Madewell denim line. “Now it’s softer shirts, and there’s some stretch into the pants. My favorite look is a really skinny jean with a heel, and then an oversized men’s chambray shirt, and you don’t have to be Gwen Stefani to pull that off.” The denim-duo fad is part of a ’70s revival movement seen on the Continue Reading

10 celeb exes we want to see back together: From Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield to Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams

We just can’t quit them. Whenever a beloved Hollywood couple moves to that lonely town called Splitsville — as “Amazing Spider-Man” stars Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield just did — many fans are loathe to let go. Here’s are some other ill-fated A-list pairings that we’re still mourning, even if the former lovers have happily moved on: AMY POEHLER AND WILL ARNETT We were “Parks and WRECKED” when this hilarious couple split. Alas, their divorce was no joke. RYAN GOSLING AND RACHEL MCADAMS We’ll always have “The Notebook” - and one of the most incredible on-screen lip-locks of all time. SARAH JESSICA PARKER AND ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. We can’t help but wonder - what if the “Iron Man” could been Carrie-d away from his personal demons by sticking with the “Sex and the City” star? JOHNNY DEPP AND WINONA RYDER Gen X-ers are still cut up about the “Edward Scissorhands” stars splitting up. Remember Depp’s “Winona Forever” tattoo? Alas, he had it altered to the more accurate “Wino Forever.” SUSAN SARANDON AND TIM ROBBINS Their 23-year relationship made them one of Hollywood’s most enduring couples, so when they parted ways suddenly in 2009, it was like true love had died. COURTENEY COX AND DAVID ARQUETTE These two were a “Scream” for the decade they were together. At least they still seem to be “Friends.” JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND BRITNEY SPEARS These two were the king and queen of ’90s bubblegun pop. We’re still crying a river that these kids couldn’t make it work one more time. ZAC EFRON AND VANESSA HUDGENS Few people stick with their high school sweethearts — but we can always dream about these “High School Musical” costars making sweet music together. BRAD PITT AND JENNIFER ANISTON Sure, Continue Reading