Okay, here’s the deal: Apparently Justin Timberlake said that *NSYNC was better than One Direction during some interview on The Breakfast Club and now he’s trying to backtrack and claim that that question was really who would win at a pie eating contest. Uh… LOL. Here’s the comments in question:
“I have not seen them on stage, but I’d be willing to say that we’re better than them.
“But I don’t feel like I’m laying down any gauntlet. I’ve seen them a couple times and I like those guys. It’s interesting to see this whole wave of that come back around.”
Okay, so in what world could that ever have been about pie eating? And what reporter would be dumb enough to even ask a question like that in the first place? Also, he isn’t even making sense considering at one point he says he’s never seen them on stage and in the next sentence, he’s saying he’s seen them a few times. Which is it, Justin?
Obviously he started getting a lot of shit for this, so he hopped on Twitter to clear things up:
Sorry, Justin, I don’t buy it.
Justin Timberlake is a huge fan of Justin Timberlake. Which is why Justin Timberlake thinks Justin Timberlake would be a perfect choice for The Riddler. Look, we already have Ben Affleck as Batman — do we have to make more poor decisions? How much can one franchise take?
From Rolling Stone:
Timberlake said in a recent interview on New York radio station Fresh 102.7 that he would rather play a bad guy than take on a role like Batman’s sidekick Robin. “Now, a villain! I’ll tell you the villain I want to play more than anything – because I grew up loving Batman – funnily enough, is the Riddler,” Timberlake said. “The Riddler is my favorite villain. The Riddler was like a sociopath. He was proper crazy. So if I’m gonna play crazy, I wanna play proper crazy.”
Cool story, bro.
WAIT A MINUTE — I just realized that I don’t care about any of this. Carry on!
But who would you like to see as The Riddler?
Jay-Z (oh, I’m sorry – Jay Z?) released his latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, earlier this summer to mixed reviews. I really like 1/4 of it, like about 1/2 of it and the rest I’ll skip whenever it comes up on my iTunes, but that’s neither here nor there. Jay worked with quite a few other artists on this record, and the opening track – aptly titled ‘Holy Grail’ – features Justin Timberlake. That song is the new single, and now there’s a video for it! Woo hoo!
Here’s a random question: do any of you actually really like music videos as a medium? I ask because I never have. I don’t think they add anything new to the music and I often find them distracting or disappointing. I don’t really have an opinion on this one either way, but I just don’t “get” music videos as a whole. I know they can be another medium for an artist to express his/her “vision”, but I dunno. Just doesn’t do it for me. If you’re a big music video fan, why do you like them? Shed some light!