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Justin Timberlake dances, corrupts youth in 'Take Back the Night' video: Watch it here


When Justin Timberlake and Jay Z played their big-ass show at Yankee Stadium two weekends ago, JT was pulling double duty: Not only was he entertaining the massive crowd as one half of the Legends of the Summer Tour, he was also providing fodder for the video for his totally-not-about-sexual-assault new single “Take Back the Night.”

The clip takes a healthy amount of footage from the Yankee Stadium shows, and really drives home just how gigantic the set-up is on this current run (the stage literally does take up the entirety of the Yankees’ outfield).

In between the performance footage, there’s a narrative about Timberlake heading down to Chinatown to dance with some kids, hit up an underground club, and generally start a party wherever he happens to be. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

VMA Nominations: Justin Timberlake, Macklemore, Robin Thicke, and the usual suspects

MTV’s annual Video Music Awards always ends up being the last big event of the summer, so the announcement of the nominations always comes with the dread that we’re closer to the end of beach season than the beginning.

Still, despite the cold autumnal darkness on the horizon, there are still Moonman statuettes to give out. And this year, the most likely winners are Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, both of whom have picked up six nominations. (Timberlake got four for “Mirrors” and a pair for “Suit & Tie,” while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ noms are split between “Thrift Shop,” “Can’t Hold Us,” and “Same Love”).

“Mirrors” and “Thrift Shop” will be competing for Video of the Year in a category fleshed out by Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven,” and Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Fans can vote for Video of the Year at the official VMA site.

The rest of the nominations are pretty predictable — Drake, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Pink, Chris Brown, and Beyoncé are all on the list. Check out the full slate of nominees below.  READ FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake responds to 'Take Back the Night' controversy, says song title was a coincidence

Justin Timberlake was too busy bringing sexy back to go to college — which, on the whole, seems to have worked out just fine for him.

Unfortunately, it also means that when Timberlake decided to call his next single “Take Back the Night,” he apparently had no idea that the name was already trademarked by a sexual assault awareness foundation that’s been holding emotionally-charged campus events since the ’70s.

Luckily, the Internet was there to inform Timberlake of his folly — leading the singer to release the following statement to Radar:


iHeartRadio Music Festival 2013 lineup announced: Katy Perry, Elton John, and more

Elton John and Ke$ha, united at last.

Sort of: Clear Channel’s iHeartMusicFestival has released the full lineup for its annual shindig, with artists ranging from Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, and, yes, Sir Elton and Ke$ha slated for the show.

The festival, where Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong infamously had an onstage meltdown last year, will once again take place in Las Vegas, going down over Sept. 20-21. It’ll all be broadcast live across Clear Channel stations and then air on CW on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.

This year also brings a new addition to the event: the iHeartRadio “village,” featuring the likes of Miley Cyrus, the Wanted, Avril Lavigne, and more. Take a look at the full lineup(s) below: READ FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake's new single 'Take Back the Night': Hear it here


After spending half a decade not doing very much in the music world, Justin Timberlake has decided to make everyone’s cup runneth over in 2013.

With his tour with Jay-Z about to launch (they kick off their Legends of Summer run next Wednesday, July 17, in Toronto), JT has dropped his latest single “Take Back the Night,” which comes from the second volume of his album The 20/20 Experience scheduled for release on September 30 (the 11-track album will simply be called The 20/20 Experience — 2 of 2).

The new track continues on the path that Timberlake’s other singles have laid out: There’s a little bit of early MJ disco, some waka-waka guitars, sweeping strings, and bubbly bass pop underneath it all. Though in typical 20/20 Experience fashion, the song does get all its business out of the way in five minutes, then it keeps going for another two for no real reason.

Give “Take Back the Night” a spin below: READ FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake will 'Take Back the Night' with upcoming single -- VIDEO

Pop quiz time! “Take Back the Night” is:

a) an internationally held event that aims to help end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual abuse

b) the name of the foundation that oversees Take Back the Night events

c) the name, apparently, of a Justin Timberlake song

d) all of the above

(Do you need me to tell you the answer?)

Justin Timberlake's racy video for 'Tunnel Vision' will not be moved

It should probably come as a surprise to no one that Justin Timberlake’s new video for his latest single off The 20/20 Experience is … racy.

After debuting the scandalous cover art for his single “Tunnel Vision,” it seems the next natural step was a similarly steamy music video. It just happened to be too steamy for YouTube.

Last Wednesday, Timberlake tweeted:

And he wasn’t kidding. The seven minute video features several naked women dancing and writhing in smoky rooms. The man himself remains fully clothed, and is never seen in the same space as the women, except as a projection.

YouTube took the video down hours after it premiered, citing violations of the site’s nudity policy.

“While our guidelines generally prohibit nudity, we make exceptions when it is presented in an educational, documentary or artistic context, and take care to add appropriate warnings and age restrictions,” a Google spokesperson told ABC News.

Apparently Timberlake’s video fell into the “artistic” (or, um, educational?) category, because it was back up on YouTube shortly — with a content warning requesting that users sign in and verify their age. Check it out here if you dare: READ FULL STORY

Myspace returns with new streaming capabilities, mobile app, and star-curated radio

Don’t look now, but Myspace is back — for real this time. The old social network is now Myspace (no capital S), a full-scale music destination designed to bring artists and fans together.

“When we bought it in 2011, it was so mismanaged, I don’t know what it was,” says Tim Vanderhook, who purchased Myspace with his brother Chris and now serves as its CEO. “But we bought Myspace to return it back to what it was so great at, which was a platform for creative expression, promotion, and discovery. We’ve talked a lot about Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Adele, all these artists who were discovered on Myspace. They were able to promote themselves and put out their brand. When you look at the intersection between all three of those things, that’s what we were trying to get back to. Ultimately we want to make a home for artists.”

For a lot of people who were just getting into the music business during Myspace’s first wave, it’s a welcome return. “I really got my start on Myspace back in ’06,” superproducer and rapper Hit-Boy told EW. “I reached out to everybody I thought could help me, and then people started reaching out to me. I just kept it going, and I would put new music on my page all the time… A lot of people I met on myspace back in ’05 or ’06 I’m still friends with today.”

Several other high profile artists have already signed on. In addition to Justin Timberlake, who operates as the creative director and has an ownership stake in the company, Pharrell Williams, Kenna, Mac Miller, Iggy Azaela, Charli XCX, Ciara, Schoolboy Q, and a host of others have already gotten involved by posting special GIFs (Williams seems especially adept at this), showing up in videos, and programming radio stations for Myspace’s newly-launched mobile app. READ FULL STORY

Justin Timberlake's face is a naked woman on semi NSFW new cover art: See it here

You don’t need 20/20 vision to get the message of Justin Timberlake’s next 20/20 Experience single cover art.

For the sleeve (or more realisticallly, the little box in your iTunes window) art for “Tunnel Vision,” JT has opted for a visual pun that uses his face to sketch out the silhouette of a naked woman who appears to have a very large, very famous nose on one of her boobs.

Does this sound like the sort of thing that might excite you? If it does, take a quick look around your office to make sure no one from Human Resources is watching, and click after the jump:


Justin Timberlake to headline iTunes festival

Justin Timberlake will be the headliner when the iTunes festival kicks off in September in London.

The superstar is among the acts slated for the annual music series, which will be held each night that month and streamed on Apple devices like the iPad, iPhone and Apple TV.

Fans can see it in person by winning tickets.

Others tapped to appear at the London festival include Thirty Seconds to Mars, Jack Johnson and Jessie J.

The festival, which has included acts such as Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse, Coldplay and Adele, is entering its sixth year.

Read more:
Justin Timberlake smashes expectations, sells 968,000 copies in first week, breaks iTunes record worldwide
Justin Timberlake confirms second ’20/20′ album
Justin Timberlake releases music video for ‘Mirrors’: Watch it here

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