Justin Timberlake is firing back at those who criticized his Runner, Runner performance and The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2.
In GQ magazine’s Men of the Year issue, Timberlake fired off on his critics and vocalized how the recent harsh criticism he’s been getting has affected him.
“So I find it ironic that I’m doing an interview with you about Man of the Year when I feel—literally—like a bunch of people just took a shit on my face.”
In the magazine, Jessica Biel’s husband slams his critics for hating on his new film, Runner Runner, and album, The 20/20 Experience: 2 of 2, calling it a “double whammy.” GQ reports that Variety ran an op-ed titled “Why Justin Timberlake Should Stop Acting,” after Runner Runner, which also stars Ben Affleck, made only $8 million at the box office opening weekend.
Timberlake also tells the magazine that Billboard wrote (in his own words), ‘Tell him to leave his second half at home.’ Where did all this vitriol come from? It’s mean. And I’m not cut out for it.”
“The movie didn’t do well at the box office, so I should quit? Hold on a second,” he says. “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.”
The former ‘N Sync member also tells the magazine that growing up in Memphis, Tenn. defines who he is today — and how he handles criticism. “It’s a struggling city with a defeatist attitude. I’m from this town, and I grew up with a little bit of a chip on my shoulder, so sometimes I find it funny that I’ve been able to acquire the patience it takes to be kind to people in our business,” he says. “Because sometimes I just want to f–king kill everybody.
On the same day his album The 20/20 Experience hit music stores, Justin Timberlake has released the music video for his song “Mirrors.”
The song serves as the second single off of Timberlake’s third studio album. Many speculate that the song’s lyrics were inspired by Timberlake’s wife, Jessica Biel.
To make the video even more special, Timberlake dedicated it to his grandparents. His grandfather passed away in December 2012.
The music video premiered tonight during Timberlake’s Target special on The CW.
Being that Justin Timberlake thinks Jessica Biel is”the most significant person in his life,” it’s no surprise that two can still be cordial towards one another.
According to E! Online, the two recently attended the same party (separately of course) for Timberlake’s business partner’s Trace Ayala‘s expectant girlfriend.
They did kiss before departing, but it wasn’t the romantic type of smooch.
“They hugged goodbye and kissed each other on the cheek,” the source says.
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Justin Timberlake has never been one to talk about his relationships, past or present, but the “Sexy Back” is doing just that in the July issue of Vanity Fair.
Timberlake on Jessica Biel:
“In my 30 years, she is the most special person, O.K.? … I don’t want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me—for instance, her.”
Timberlake on Britney Spears:
“I wish her the best—that goes without saying,” he said of Britney. “We were two birds of the same feather—small-town kids, doing the same thing. But then you become adults, and the way you were as kids doesn’t make any sense. I won’t speak on her, but at least for me, I was a totally different person. I just don’t think we were normal; there was nothing normal about our existence. We spent way too much time being the biggest thing for teenyboppers.”
Justin on why he gravitates to women in the industry:
“Why do you think we wind up dating each other, and feeling more comfortable around each other? We understand what it’s like. ‘Oh, thank God—finally, somebody who knows how I feel.’ It’s refuge.”
In the interview, Justin also revealed that he just might be ready to settle down. Since breaking up with Jessica, Tmberlake has been linked to Mila Kunis and Olivia Wilde. For more on JT, pick up the July issue of Vanity Fair, in NY and L.A. on Thursday, June 2, and nationally and on the iPad on Tuesday, June 7.
This is probably the millionth time it has been reported that Justin Timberlake and his girlfriend of four years, Jessica Biel have broken -up. But considering where the news is coming from this time around, it just might be true,
Here ‘s how PEOPLE.com is reporting it:
The two decided to end their relationship recently and “there are no hard feelings,” a source tells PEOPLE exclusively. “It was completely mutual and they both decided it was time to move on.”
The source adds that Biel is keeping her house in L.A. and she and Timberlake, who started dating in 2007, will remain friends.
Anne Hathaway beat out Jessica Biel and Kiera Knightley for the role of the new Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, the next installment of the Batman franchise that will hit theaters in 2012.