Saturday, March 31, 2007

Justine Timberlake

Name: Justin Timberlake
Birth Name: Justin Randall Timberlake
Height: 6' 1"
Sex: M
Nationality: American
Birth Date: January 31, 1981
Birth Place: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Profession: actor, musician
Relationship: Cameron Diaz (actress; born on August 30, 1972; dated since 2003; split on January 11, 2007), Britney Spears (singer; born on December 2, 1981; dated in 2000; broke up in March 2002)
Father: Randall Timberlake (divorced in 1985)
Mother: Lynn Bomar (aka. Lynn Harless, manager of the all-girl group Innosense; born on March 19, 1961)
Half Sister: Laura Katherine Timberlake (died shortly after birth in 1997; mother: Lisa Timberlake)
Half Brother: Stephen Robert Timberlake (born on August 14, 1998; mother: Lisa Timberlake), Jonathan Perry Timberlake (born September 12, 1993; mother: Lisa Timberlake)
Grand Father: Charles L. Timberlake (paternal grandfather)
Grand Mother: Sadie Bomar
Step Father: Paul Harless (a banker)
Step Mother: Lisa Timberlake
Claim to fame: Former member of 'NSYNC

For Justin, son of a bluegrass musician, performance began early. The curly haired moppet appeared on the Star Search TV talent contest at age 11, and was signed the next year to the Disney Channel’s 90’s remake of the Mickey Mouse Club (1993-94). There he met future band-mate JC, and a year after that the two had been put together with three more singers/dancers to tour Europe as ’N Sync. Back in the States, they recorded their close harmonies on a debut self-titled album (1998), immediately following its success (seven million copies sold) with Home For Christmas (1998). Immense popularity in Europe and subsequent immense popularity in North America came as no surprise to supporters; the boys of the band give their all at each performance, truly entertaining their audiences. Most recently, the release of the band’s album, No Strings Attached (2000), was delayed while the lawsuit played out, but promises to be another monster hit. Fans who can’t get enough are also promised the release of the soundtrack (complete with ’N Sync vocals) to the film Dr Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000).

His own education is difficult, with concerts six nights a week, 300 days a year, but Timberlake did earn his high school diploma – it’s just that he received it, not in a usual gymnasium commencement, but during a Memphis concert. He, as well, has put some engineering and computer skills to work, designing the track of a virtual Disney rollercoaster ride. Timberlake has recently, too, broken into acting and will appear as a “male model” in a World of Walt Disney feature entitled Model Behaviour/Janine and Alex: Cover Girls. He cares a great deal about performance, lending his name and energies to the Justin Timberlake Foundation, initiated to support theatre arts and music in public schools in America. Timberlake has an upcoming appointment with the U.S. President and First Lady to further develop the program. More acting is upcoming for the teen heartthrob. He is to star, along with his band-mates, in the stage musical Grease 3, and all plan to have a bit of fun lending their voices to an episode of the animated television series, The Simpsons.

*Justin's twin sister, Laura Katherine, died minutes after birth.
*At 11, he appeared on the show "Star Search" and later joined "The Mickey Mouse Club."
*He used his first and middle name 'Justin Randall' for his appearances on "Star Search." *Accepted an apology and undisclosed substantial damages from British newspaper, News of the World, over its story claimed he had cheated girlfriend Cameron Diaz, dating model Lucy Clarkson (August 2005).
*In 1999, he was chosen as one of Teen People Magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21."
*He is addicted to golf.
*He often sings himself to sleep.
*He collects sneakers, candles and sports jerseys.
*His favorite ice cream is Baskin Robin's Daquiri Ice.
*Is a fan of Björk's.
*He was a member of the National Beta Club.
*Justin was featured on the first episode of the MTV series Punk'd starring Ashton Kutcher. *Justin is best friends with Coldplay's Chris Martin.
*His involvement in Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction is protested by veteran band The O'Jays who insists he's irrelevant to their musical achievements.
*He apologizes to "Alpha Dog" (2005) co-star Olivia Wilde after the pair locked lips for a scene in the movie.
*He is planning to launch his own record label.
*He owns half a dozen Harley Davidsons, a Mercedes M Class and two Mercedes Benz.
*He starred as a young Elton John in one of John's music videos.
*In 2002, Justin named as the Most Eligible Bachelor in America.
*To promote music education, Justin founded Timberlake Foundation.
*He was hosting the 2003 MTV Movie awards with actor Seann William Scott.
*In the performance during the halftime show of 2004's Super Bowl XXXVIII broadcasted live, Justin 'accidently' tore off Janet Jackson's costume, baring her right breast.
*He was the Best Male Artist in the 2004 Teen Choice Awards.
*In 2005, he was marking his fifth appearance in Teen People's 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 .
*Was praised by Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey for taking on a role of a journalist in their thriller "Edison."
*He studied with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Porterfield to prepare for his role in "Edison."
*He has backed out of an agreement to co-host ABC's Motown 45 special because of a conflict with filming his first movie "Edison."
*Once underwent an operation on his throat in Los Angeles to get rid of the throat nodules.
*He is advised to not sing or speak loudly for at least a few months (May 2005).
*Has in an interview with the Observer Music Monthly magazine, in July 2006, admitted to taking drugs.
*Chosen as International Man of the Year at GQ magazine annual ceremony held in 2006 in London.
*Voted the 7th Celebrity with Biggest Ego in a poll conducted by Teen People in October 2005. Launched his William Rast clothing line, called "Street Sexy", October 17th, 2006 at Los Angeles Fashion Week.
*Won the categories of Best Pop and Best Male at the 13th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held November 2nd, 2006 in Copenhagen.
*Took home the 2006's Big Music Artist award at the "VH1 Big In '06 Awards", held December 3rd in Culver City, California.
*Chosen the 4th Best Dressed Man of 2006 in a poll conducted by US news show Access Hollywood to find Hollywood's most elegant man.
*Included in the list of the Top Entertainers of 2006 compiled by U.S. magazine Entertainment Weekly in December 2006.
*Earned the R&B Song award for "SexyBack" at the 33rd annual People's Choice Awards. Nabbed the Song Of The Year prize in US men's magazine Blender's 2006 Readers' Poll, thanks to his single "My Love" from album "FutureSex/LoveSounds".
* Was named International Male Artist of the Year at the 2007 NRJ Awards.
* Shared with Timbaland the Best Dance Recording award at the 49th annual Grammy Awards for their collaboration on "Sexy Back".
*Shared with T.I. the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration award at the 49th annual Grammy Awards for their hit "My Love".
*Inked deal with communication giant Verizon to launch his own channel to be called JT-TV, which will feature movies, music and fashion programming (February 2007).
*Is the No. 1 Hollywood's Hunk according to the 'Guy Candy' list compiled by TV show Access Hollywood in March 2007.

[24 award(s)] [28 nomination(s)]

2007 : Won Grammy Award
category: Best Dance Recording for "Sexy Back"
shared with Timbaland

2007 : Won Brit Award
category: Best International Male Solo Artist

2007 : Won NRJ Music Award
category: Best International Male Artist of the Year

2007 : Won People's Choice Award
category: Favorite R&B Song for "SexyBack"

2007 : Won Grammy Award
category: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "My Love"
shared with T.I.

2006 : Won MTV Europe Music Award
category: Best Male

2006 : Won MTV Europe Music Award
category Best Pop

2006 : Won TMF Award - Belgium
category: Best Male International for "SexyBack"

2004 : Won Meteor Ireland Music Award
category: Best Male Singer

2004 : Won NRJ Radio Award
category: Best International Male Artist

2004 : Won Grammy Award
category Best Pop Vocal Album for "Justified"

2004 : Won Grammy Award
category: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Cry Me A River"

2003 : Won MTV Europe Music Award
category: Best Pop2004 : Won Brit Award
category: Best International Album for "Justified"

2004 : Won Brit Award

2003 : Won MTV Video Music Award
category: Best Pop Video for "Cry Me A River"

2003 : Won MTV Video Music Award
category: Best Male Video for "Cry Me A River"

2003 : Won MTV Video Music Award
category: Best Dance Video for "Rock Your Body"

2003 : Won World Music Award
category: Best-Selling Dance Artist

2003 : Won Radio Music Award
category: Artist of the Year - Top 40 Radio

2003 : Won MTV Europe Music Award
category: Best Male

2003 : Won International Dance Music Award
category: Best Pop for "Rock Your Body "

2003 : Won MTV Europe Music Award
category:Best Album for "Justified"

2003 : Won American Music Award
category: Favorite Pop/Rock Album for "Justified"