Justin Timberlake has already conquered music, acting, design — and now he can add New York Fashion Week to his stellar resume. Along with business partner Trace Ayala, the superstar showed the William Rast Spring 2009 collection to a star-studded audience at Roseland Ballroom on Sunday night. Timberlake tells PEOPLE that just the fact that it’s a spring show was more intimidating than showing in N.Y.C. “I would just like to say first of all it’s so hard to put spring fashion shows together. With fall, you can layer everything up.” Ayala adds, “You have to focus on two or three pieces, tops.” Luckily, Timberlake and Ayala had some help — the team collaborated with Johan and Marcella Lindeberg on the designs this season. Timberlake explains, “I was a huge fan of his and I just thought it would be a cool thing if he did something less refined. A little more rugged….Johan loves the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle.” And the crowd — which included Kevin Connolly, Jeremy Piven, Malin Ackerman, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Carla Gugino — definitely approved of the Blackberry Bold-sponsored show, which racheted up the fashion elements of the denim line significantly. Rachel Hunter enthused afterwards to PEOPLE, “I thought it was great. It was cool. I loved the jackets and the fringe. It was a very cool mixture. I think they put a really good look across.
Sometimes I think I could cut my own hair. I've actually tried to update my layers on occasion always miserably failing. But with guys, I suppose it's a bit different. Justin Timberlake recently admitted to Heat Magazine that he cuts his own hair.
"I don’t require hair or nail appointments. I actually cut my own hair - that’s why it’s all the same length. I don’t like divas and I don’t want to be one. People have a perception that I might be that way."
I don't think going to get a haircut makes anyone a diva. I know men that go once a week for a trim and while that's excessive, it just means they like their hair short.
People’s Liberation Announces August Debut of Innovative “My Name Is William Rast” Multimedia CampaignFeatures Online Film Composed, Co-Directed and Co-Written by Justin Timberlake
PPLB 0.30, -0.01, -3.2%) , designer of high-end casual apparel under the brand names People’s Liberation(TM) and William Rast(TM), today announced an innovative marketing campaign for the William Rast(TM) brand. The “My Name Is William Rast” campaign will feature fictional film clips starring multifaceted brand co-founder Justin Timberlake, who also co-directed, co-wrote and scored the movie clips. The campaign will be rolled out in the U.S. on three platforms: print, outdoor and - as the campaign’s centerpiece - in a series of film excerpts that will be released virally during the summer. Designed as movie posters, the print ads in leading fashion magazines and outdoor billboards in key U.S. cities will mirror the film’s concept. The online premier of the campaign will take place at williamrastmovie.com, in conjunction with the launch of the redesigned website, where visitors can experience the full campaign, as well as view the denim and ready-to-wear collections. Management has high expectations for the campaign to further spur sales of the premium apparel brand. “In these film clips, Justin plays an accomplished rebel, a complex modern-day hero with an edgy sense of style,” commented Colin Dyne, CEO of People’s Liberation. “Set in Tennessee, the story of William Rast and his girlfriend Birdie, played by model Erin Wasson, is told from the vantage point of the title character. Rast rebels against the conformity of everyday life, and Birdie is a strong woman with an unabashed sense of confidence. Besides being partners in crime, the two are soul mates.” “With this campaign, our goal is to create major buzz around the name and the brand of William Rast(TM),” Mr. Dyne continued. “Getting opinion leaders to talk and blog about the exciting and sometimes provocative film clips means that fans of Justin and of William Rast(TM) will be spreading the word.” William Rast(TM) is the premium denim and lifestyle brand conceptualized and founded by business partners Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala. Marcella and Johan Lindeberg of Paris 68, brought on board to design the brand’s first complete men and women’s ready to wear collections, developed the campaign concept. An unconventional team of film, commercial and music video professionals collaborated in bringing the character of William Rast to life, including co-director Jonas Akerlund, who used 16 millimeter film for a raw, dark and sexy feel that is aligned with the title character’s personality.
Justin Timberlake has revealed a very private detail about his life. He recently told Collider.com that he suffers from a both ADD and OCD. He told the site, "I have OCD mixed with ADD. You try living with that. It's complicated."
Well when you're making the kind of money JT is, having those two conditions isn't the end of the world. Luckily, they're treatable, and he's been able to maintain his success for a very long time.
And on that note, Justin doesn't plan on retiring anytime soon, saying he's addictive to performing. He says, "I get butterflies. You just kind of get caught up in the electricity of it. Oh, yeah, that still happens to this day. And when that stops happening, you should stop. It's addictive, you know what I mean?"
Oh yeah, we know what he means! Kind of like our addiction as fans to watching JT perform!
Justin Timberlake has not only offered to write Ellen DeGeneres' wedding song to Portia De Rossi, he's even offered to perform for the special event.
JT was among the first to congratulate the couple when he appeared on Ellen. When Ellen suggested he should marry his girlfriend Jessica Biel, he laughed it off but said, "No... but I'll sing at your wedding."
He added, "You should have an original wedding song; I think it's only fitting. "(Write down) everything you want to say to Portia and everything you wanna say to Ellen... and I'll put it to music and it'll be amazing."
Justin Timberlake: singer, actor and now — executive producer!
The “SexyBack” crooner is helming a reality series for MTV billed as a "real life Bourne Identity” called The Phone, the network announced Friday.
Each episode beings with two hidden cell phones ringing on opposite ends of a major city. Once picked up, a "mysterious guide gives contestants five seconds to concede whether or not they wish to play the game for a chance of winning a huge cash prize," MTV said in a statement.
Afterwards, the players work against each other on various missions while keeping in touch with the guide via cell phone, and being followed by a helicopter hovering above.
The show, which is based off a Dutch series of the same name, is slated to premiere this fall.
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