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Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Debut ‘History of Rap 5′

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake

After canceling one show earlier in the week due to illness, Justin Timberlake got back to business, helping his pal Jimmy Fallon close out his debut week as “Tonight Show” host. The pop crooner served as guest, performer, and wingman to Jimmy, debuting the fifth installment in their famous “History of Rap” series.

With some help from The Roots, the dynamic duo rapped along to a new crop of hip-hop classics including the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big Poppa,” Kris Kross’ “Jump,” Jay Z’s “99 Problems,” Drake’s “Started From the Bottom,” and Kanye West’s “Good Life,” ending with Run-DMC and Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way.”

JT also grabbed his guitar and performed “Not a Bad Thing” with his band, JT & the Tennessee Kids.

His “20/20 Experience World Tour” continues Monday in Washington, D.C.

Watch their rap session below.

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Macklemore Snaps Selfie with Justin Timberlake During Show

Macklemore and Justin Timberlake

Even Macklemore can’t resist a photo opp with Justin Timberlake. During the singer’s show at Seattle’s Key Arena on Friday, Macklemore ran up to the stage to take a selfie with Justin as he was performing “Human Nature.” A security guard, who didn’t recognize the “Thrift Shop” rapper, tried to grab the camera before JT waved off the bodyguard.

Timberlake gave a shout-out to the Seattle MC during the show. “Girls grab a girl, guys grab a guy, it’s the same love in here tonight. Shout out to Macklemore,” he said in reference to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ hit “Same Love.”

After the show, JT tweeted, “Seattle gets down… For real. Shout out to @macklemore and some of the @Seahawks for coming.”

Watch Mack swoop in for the shot and meet up with JT backstage.

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Justin Timberlake Celebrates People’s Choice Awards Wins at Taco Bell

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake picked up three awards at Wednesday’s 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards including Favorite Male Artist, Favorite R&B Artist, and Favorite Album for The 20/20 Experience. So just how did he celebrate? With a trip to Taco Bell, of course.

Still dressed in his suit, Justin stopped by the fast food joint with his three trophies. He posed with the employees behind the counter, sharing the photos on Instagram.

“What do we do after we win 3 PCAs?!?! Easy… Go to Taco Bell!! People’s Champ, baby!!” tweeted JT.

While accepting his awards from Jessica Alba, he thanked his parents, Ellen DeGeneres, and his wife Jessica Biel for teaching him “patience and the little things like just putting the dishes in the dishwasher.”

Other PCA winners included Jennifer Hudson for Favorite Humanitarian, Queen Latifah for Favorite New Talk Show Host, and Naya Rivera, who shared the award for Favorite TV Gal Pals with her “Glee” star Lea Michelle.

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Beyoncé Earns Praise from Justin Timberlake, Pharrell in ‘Self-Titled Part 5. Honesty’


“The glue that ties this record together is honesty,” says Beyoncé in Part 5 of her “Self-Titled” documentary. The pop icon reflects on getting her start at the age of nine and how she’s changed as a 32-year-old woman.

“Now I’m in my 30s, and those children that grew up listening to me have grown up, and I always felt like it was my responsibility to be aware of kids and their parents and all these generations,” explains Bey. “And I felt like it stifled me. I felt like, in a sense, I could not express everything.”

One of the most liberating songs on her self-titled album is the Timbaland-produced “Rocket,” which she co-wrote with Justin Timberlake and Miguel.

After recording the track, Timberlake was blown away. “There’s something wrong with you,” he tells Beyoncé.

She explains that the younger Bey wouldn’t have the confidence to record that. “I kinda dropped that fourth wall and I did it,” she says.

Pharrell also bows down to Queen Bey. “You set women free,” he declares. “I’m trying to tell you, that record is a phenomenon.”

The five-and-half-minute clip also features commentary from her collaborators including Jake Nava, Melina, Boots, Jonas Åkerlund, and more.

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Justin Timberlake Performs on ‘SNL’

Justin Timberlake

After wrapping his last show of 2013 in Orlando, Justin Timberlake returned to “Saturday Night Live” for the second time this year. The pop superstar played musical guest opposite host Jimmy Fallon and appeared in a couple skits.

For the first performance of the evening, he brought a piece of his “20/20 Experience World Tour” to 30 Rock while performing “Only When I Walk Away,” complete with laser beams and projection screens.

He slowed it down with his tender guitar-driven ballad “Pair of Wings” off the second half of his Grammy-nominated album The 20/20 Experience.

Watch both performances below.

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Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon Team Up in ‘SNL’ Promo

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake

“Saturday Night Love” closes out the year with host Jimmy Fallon and musical guest Justin Timberlake. In the promos for tonight’s Christmas episode, the dynamic duo perform their comedy shtick and do a little song and dance.

“This Saturday night, we’re breaking all the rules,” declares JT, while Jimmy responds, “We’re not.”

This marks JT’s fourth time as musical guest. He previously served as host and musical guest in March when his album The 20/20 Experience was released.

Check out the promos below.

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Jay Z Leads Grammy Nominations

Jay Z

All hail Hov. Jay Z leads the nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

The Roc Nation mogul was nominated nine times this year in categories including Best Rap Album for Magna Carta…Holy Grail and Best Rap Song for “Holy Grail.”

Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis follow with seven, while Drake and Daft Punk score five nods. Bruno Mars, Lorde, and Taylor Swift pick up four apiece.

“Very surreal moment. It’s like we’re not supposed to be here, but we’re here,” said Macklemore, who was nominated in the coveted Album of the Year and Song of the Year categories.

Robin Thicke was humbled by his three nominations including Record of the Year for “Blurred Lines.” “What an incredible honor, thank you to the Grammy committee for the nomination,” he tweeted. “This is the icing on the cake for this year.”

The nominations were announced during “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!” special at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Friday.

The awards will be handed out during the live ceremony on Sunday, January 26, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

See a list of nominees below.

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