There was a special screening for the new Trolls movie last night in LA attended by the cast including Anna Kendrick, Camila Cabello, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and of course Justin Timberlake who was joined by his *NSYNC bandmates Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, and Chris Kirkpatrick.
This, of course, is Justin’s first major public appearance since the release of Britney Spears’s memoir, The Woman in Me, in which she shares for the first time all the f-cksh-t he did to her while they were together, and all the f-cksh-t he did after they broke up.
I’ve not yet had the chance yet, given the time difference since I’m still in Japan, to catch up with any of my media contacts who covered the event to find out if there were orders from JT’s reps and the studios warning press not to ask about the book and its revelations. So far, however, I’ve not seen any clips of any interviews he did that address the Britney in the room and I’d be surprised if there does end up being anything…because I can’t imagine that JT’s people wouldn’t have issued an edict about Britney being off the table and threatening to throw out anyone who goes there.
They were banking instead on whatever excitement there is about *NSYNC and the fact that all five members were there together. And just in case people don’t give that much of a sh-t, Jessica Biel was also there for extra support. As you can see, the two of them were coordinated in black and silver and big smiles, trying to give off “we’re not bothered” energy and trying not to hear what the rest of us are hearing whenever we see his face now. Which is this:
nothing can prepare you for these 15 seconds of michelle williams doing a justin timberlake impression as written by britney spears pic.twitter.com/QCXnDmnQIL— lucy (@heylucymay) October 24, 2023
LOL FOREVER and EVER and EVER.
Not that we weren’t already fond of Michelle Williams – Jen Lindley will always be in our hearts – but this performance endeared her to us for eternity. And that’s also what will remain, the way she and Britney, together, clowned his ass with this book and this recording. Because, let’s face it, nothing permanent will happen to JT. He’s still protected by his wealth and celebrity and male whiteness, he’s already made his money off of Britney’s back, and doors will continue to be open to him so the only satisfaction we will have, and it’s a big one, is “fo shizz for shizz”, as told by Britney and delivered by Michelle.
This is the sound he will never escape. Let it be the soundtrack that accompanies Justin Timberlake’s celebrity for as long as he is famous. Let it be the first and only thing you will ever hear whenever you see his face going forward. Let it be the thing that people shout at him whenever he steps out. Let it be the first comment on every Instagram or TikTok post he makes. Let it be the line that he will always have to bear:
“Oh yeah, fo shizz for shizz, Ginuwine, what’s up homie?!”
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