As we all remember, Ryan Gosling was on Mickey Mouse Club back in the day with the likes of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake, and of course there was a lot of free time between singing cheesy songs and drinking milkshakes in a ’50s-themed diner set or whatever the hell they did (I can’t remember much about it as I was more of a Kids Incorporated fan). How did they entertain themselves? By playing spin the bottle, of course!
Ryan told Metro:
‘Britney was a sweetheart. She lived right above me, the girl next door. The little girl I used to play basketball and spin the bottle with,’ said the 32-year-old.
Sadly, the Drive star, who dates Eva Mendes, says he and Spears are like strangers in the night these days.
Asked if they still hang out now JT is out the way, Ryan said: ‘Not really. I mean, sometimes you are at the same event, but it’s a lot like I imagine what it’s like to run into someone from elementary school.’
I love the idea of a baby Britney and Ryan getting their kiss on as pre-teens. And if Brit’s later cheating is anything to go by, maybe this was happening behind Justin’s back! Oh, snaaaaap! #90sgossip
Anyway, news must’ve been slow for this to even be brought up since it was decades ago (how old do you feel thinking about that?), but it’s clear now that Ryan Gosling was a little Lothario even before puberty.
April 8, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Jamie Lynn Spears, younger sister of Britney, tweeted something vaguely ominous to Justin Timberlake — and then deleted it. She posted a photo of her, JT, and Brit Brit in a car, while alluding to knowing that his song “Cry Me A River” was written about her sister. Thankfully someone screencapped it before it was lost into the vortex of time. See for yourself:
She GETS IT, guys.
And of course something this juicy had to be deleted. This isn’t Amanda Bynes’ twitter. Little Spears deleted it and then tweeted this vague explanation for the JT shout out:
Even though Miss Jamie Lynn is a celebrity and knew Mr. Timberlake at one point in time, this still feels like one of those awkward tweets where a fan tweets a celebrity and hopes that they’ll respond.
Anyway, Justin “You Know You Suck As An Actor, Right?” Timberlake is well over Britney at this point and now writes songs about his grandparents, or whatever.
April 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm by Catherine St. Ives
In a turn of events that will surprise exactly no one, Justin Timberlake has admitted that he’s done plenty of drugs in his day. Hilariously, most of the “substances” he’s taken have all been at Coachella, where he tripped balls in the middle of open fields while Weezer played on stage. Weezer! LOL, I can’t with you, Justin.
I’ve been to Coachella many times, on many different, um, substances. I’ve been to Coachella many times but not remembered a lot of it, I’ll leave it at that. But I remember I used to go to Coachella a long time ago. I remember Coachella when there wasn’t like, paparazzi and stuff there. Like, I stood in an open field and one year I saw Nine Inch Nails and the next year I saw Weezer and I was standing in the middle of the field, you know, like tripping my mind out.
Oh, the good old days of Coachella… or something. This isn’t too much of a story considering, like I said, that no one will be surprised about this. More important – has anyone else tried out the new MySpace since Justin bought it out? I tried out the beta version and admittedly didn’t “get it” right away, but it looks really slick and modern, so A+ for aesthetics.
March 31, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
If you love old people, flashbacks to their happier, younger years, young people in grey wings and spandex dancing provocatively and Justin Timberlake in a wool pea coat, then you’re in luck! His new video for ‘Mirrors’ is out and, being dedicated to his grandparents, spends the majority of its eight minute runtime moving back and forth between the past and present of an older couple’s relationship as they reflect on the many years of their relationship. Hurrah! Then, once the breakdown comes, Justin himself turns up in front of some funhouse mirrors and a girl with a grey wig, stockings and not much else starts twirling and gyrating all ’round. Well, okay!
‘Mirrors’ is one of the only radio-friendly tracks on Justin’s new album, The 20/20 Experience (which is still really good, after repeated listens) and the video is slightly bizarre and off-brand, if I may, but the song is good and grandparents are sweeties, so I’ll go with it.
March 20, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Never has a music feud been so goddamn boring as when Kanye West and Justin Timberlake started being at odds. Now now, lads, there’s enough of Jay-Z‘s friendship to go around. After Kanye told a crowd in London earlier this month that he “ain’t f-ckin’ with that ‘Suit & Tie’,” JT responded by changing the lyrics in the song during his performance on SNL last weekend to something about rappers being dramatic because his “hit’s so sick”. I mean, whatever and all, but I just yawned while typing that entire paragraph.
After taking his shot at Kanye, JT decided he couldn’t put his money where his mouth was and decided to backpedal during an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon when he was asked about the performance, saying, “I don’t remember that. Did I change a line? It is live. You know really, everyone keep calm. Let me say, for the record. I absolutely love Kanye, so there’s that. We love Kanye right? Did the lyrics change? I don’t remember.”
Ugh, this bitch. Playing the amnesia card is the corniest thing ever. I don’t even understand what’s got him shook, at this point. After all, what’s Kanye going to do, beat you with his crocodile skin scarf or whatever the hell it is he wears? These two need to just stop.
March 13, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Justin Timberlake‘s new album, The 20/20 Experience, isn’t due out until next Tuesday (March 19), but oh, what the hell, it’s 2013 and it was going to leak anyway. Therefore, Mr. Suit & Tie himself has decided to stream the album in full on iTunes. The tracks aren’t separated so you don’t really know what you’re listening to, but that sorta doesn’t matter because holy shit, it’s really good. That’s coming from someone who would never describe herself as a JT fan or anything but knows really good R’n'B when she hears it, so take that as you will.
At about 70 minutes long, it’s certainly an “experience”, as he hoped, and it’s full of more cohesive, smoother tracks than it is with big club bangers – in fact, after a full listen, I think there’s only one or two that I can imagine people getting hype about, and even that’s a stretch. Still, it kind of doesn’t matter. For this album, Justin has settled down a bit into his sound and seems comfortable sort of exploring the intricacies of the tracks instead of attacking them. Do I sound like I should write for Pitchfork? I’m a professional music critic, you know. (I’m really not, nor do I want to be.)
Check out The 20/20 Experience on iTunes here and let us know what you think in the comments!