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Justin Timberlake Hits Back at Bad ‘Variety’ Review

Justin Timberlake in 'GQ'He may be one of the biggest musical artists around these days, but Justin Timberlake still can't quite find success in Hollywood.

In a recent interview with GQ, the "TKO" singer revealed that he's not so bothered by his lack of earnings at the box office as much as he is by harsh critics. Due to the flop of his latest film Runner, Runner - which also stars Ben AffleckVariety went so far as to title an article, “Why Justin Timberlake Should Stop Acting.”

"Where did all this vitriol come from? It's mean. And I'm not cut out for it," Timberlake states. He quickly  hit back at the popular trade magazine: “The movie didn't do well at the box office, so I should quit? Hold on a second. If I was somebody else, you wouldn't have said that. I have the number one album this week, and I shouldn't have released it? Come on, man. You sound like a dickhead.... It just shocked me because, like, you're trade magazines. None of your opinions count. And by the way, none of you can do it."

Trade magazines: watch your back, for them be fightin' words!

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Cinecast: New ‘Man of Steel’ Trailer, Kate Hudson Cast in Zach Braff Film

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake+ Even though people are still recovering from throwing their money at Star Trek Into Darkness this weekend and Iron Man 3 the two weekends before that, Warner Bros. wanted to remind them that they still ought to spend even more of it on Man of Steel, which comes out next month. Hence, the new trailer.

+ Justin Timberlake has proven to everyone each time he's showed up to the Cannes Film Festival that he's not only one of the most talented musicians, dancers, and actors around today, but that he dresses better than anyone else. No, really.

+ Now that Mandy Patinkin has signed on to star in Zach Braff's Kickstarter-funded film, stars like Kate Hudson and Anna Kendrick are taking note and jumping on the bandwagon.

+ Since it feels like years since we last heard about the film adaptation of Ender's Game, the marketing team behind the project decided to throw fans a bone by releasing a new promo poster featuring Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield (who strangely resembles Elijah Wood in it at first glance).

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Justin Timberlakes Helps Co-Stars’ Cannes Experience

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Justin Timberlake at the Cannes Film FestivalJustin Timberlake has been helping fellow stars enjoy the Cannes Film Festival experience.

The actor-and-musician has been at the annual event - which runs from 15 to 26 May - with his Inside Llewyn Davis cast-mates and he's been helping everyone make the most of the opportunity. At the screening of the drama on Sunday, the actors were assembled on the steps of the theater before being rushed into their seats and Justin's co-star John Goodman realized he didn't have time to get through the crowd to take a photograph of their big moment.

"As they were yanking us in I said, 'Give me your phone' and I jetted out there. I took a picture of it and brought it back in and gave it to him. Everything around here is late except for the screening of the movie," the 32-year-old star told USA Today.

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Justin Timberlake to Star in Baywatch Film?

Justin TimberlakeJustin Timberlake is wanted to star in a big screen version of Baywatch.

Producers of the Paramount motion picture are reportedly keen on signing up the Social Network star to play one of the lead roles in the project.

According to Twitch Film, should Justin agree a deal to star in the movie - which Ivan Reitman, Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson are all working on - then he will take on the role of a disgraced former Olympic swimmer who tries out for the Baywatch team of lifeguards.

The TV drama series follows the lives of a group of fictional Los Angeles County Lifeguards - who were played by David Hasselhoff (Mitch Buchannon), Pamela Anderson (C.J. Parker) and Carmen Electra (Lani McKenzie) - who patrol beaches in Los Angeles County, California.
The writers have already stated that the script will include roles for David and Pamela should they want to appear in the motion picture. Baywatch originally ran on NBC from 1989 to 1990 and it was syndicated thereafter from 1991 to 2001, changing its name to Baywatch: Hawaii from 1999-2001 after a large cast overhaul.


Mila Kunis Was Comfortable With Naked Justin

Friends With BenefitsMila Kunis had "no problem" with Justin Timberlake taking his clothes off for their new film.

The pair - who are rumored to be dating - star together in new comedy Friends with Benefits, and while the actress admits some of their sex scenes were "uncomfortable," she says the friendship she has with her co-star helped put her at ease.

"I didn't have any problem with Justin taking his clothes off. But I'm incredibly insecure about my figure in my private life, let alone in front of 50 crew members. There was a lot of insecurity. There were awkward moments, but the great thing was that Justin and I were friends, so at least I was with someone I knew who was also uncomfortable."


Box Office Breakdown: The Rite Exorcises a Win

The Rite

may not currently be up for an Oscar, but it does have an Oscar winner – and a box office win.

Anthony Hopkins’ first wide release since The Wolfman cut from its top spot this past weekend. The film, which debuted during (another) East Coast weather event, managed to shovel up $14.8 million in ticket sales.

, featuring action star Jason Statham, also found a place in the Top Ten. The film – a remake of a Charles Bronson movie – opened in third place with $11.4 million.

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Box Office Breakdown: Portman Scores with Kutcher and Kunis

No Strings Attached

Pair with a star from That 70’s Show and what do you get? A Top Ten film.

No Strings Attached – last weekend’s only new wide release – topped the box office with a $19.6 million bow. The film, which features Portman and Ashton Kutcher, gave Natalie – someone who has avoided romantic comedies -- her best debut since 2006’s V for Vendetta.

As for Black Swan, Portman’s film with 70’s Show actress – that film slipped one notch down to sixth place over the weekend. You can expect a possible boost for the thriller after Oscar nominations are announced Tuesday morning.

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Box Office Breakdown: No Dilemma for The Green Hornet

Green Hornet

, starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou, brought in a lot green for Sony this weekend. Although the film came nowhere near its $110 million budget, Hornet did earn enough ($33.5 million) to make it the second-best grosser ever during the MLK Jr. holiday frame. (Cloverfield earned $40.1 million over its first three days in 2008.)

Despite the combined comedic forces of Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, turned out to be more of a non-issue. The Universal entry -- which cost $70 million to produce -- failed to even crack the $20 million mark. That's the worst debut for Vaughn since 2007's Fred Claus and the worst open for James ever (if you don't count the films he only voiced).

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Box Office Breakdown: Weak Showing for Country Strong

Country Strong

Gwyneth Paltrow's appearances on Glee, the Country Music Awards and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon couldn't help her film's performance at the box office.

Country Strong's first week in wide release strummed up less than $10 million over the past three days. The good news? The film only cost approximately $12 million to produce. In comparison, True Grit -- another film in its third week -- finally rode past Little Fockers for a first-place finish.

Meanwhile, Season of the Witch, the only other new entry in the Top Ten, fired up $10.6 million. That was enough to give the Nicolas Cage feature a third place debut.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 11, 2011

The Social Network Blu-rayHere are some of the options available this week:

  • All in the Family: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Army of Shadows: Blu-ray
  • Ben 10: Ultimate Alien: Volume 1
  • Dances with Wolves (20th Anniv. Edition): DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Endless Summer: Blu-ray
  • The Great Debaters: Blu-ray
  • Once Upon a Time in America: DVD
  • Pirahna: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Raging Bull (30th Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
  • The Social Network: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Sordid Lives: Complete Series

Make sure to also check out the options for this week.

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