26 posts categorized "JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE"

Oct 23 2012
Need To Know Comments (0)

Chely WrightFor your holiday wish list?

Widget boy cultureChely Wright: Wish Me Away, the documentary about the country star, comes out on DVD.

Widget boy cultureSoledad O'Brien reminds Rudy Giuliani of her job description.

Widget boy cultureBloomberg for marriage, against "socialism."

Widget boy cultureUnsavory rumors swirl around The Advocate.

Widget boy cultureCavalrymen for Romney. Obama is losing the aughties vote. Romney horses bayonets

Widget boy cultureJustin Timberlake sang to his bride. Uh, he better have!

Widget boy cultureFlorida firm connected to voter fraud on Republican payroll.

Widget boy cultureC'mon, vote! Let your body move to the Madonna music.

Shirtless drag votingDid she just do a party line with that guy?

 
Jun 08 2012
Not That Innosent Comments (7)

SafariScreenSnapz001My first coup—JRT!

In Star (June 11, 2012), Justin Timberlake's's "first girlfriend" Veronica Finn spills the beans on what it was like being in puppy love with the future superstar, even providing (water-stained) love letters to enhance her memories. They apparently broke up when she realized he was likely banging out more than songs while touring with his fledgling band *NSYNC.

Img647Veronica's way prettier now and Justin's way more clothed now

I was editor of Popstar! back in the day ("back in the day" meaning from 1998 until like a week ago) and set up a shoot with Innosense in order to get Justin—his mama was their manager. I was so proud of this shoot because it was ultra-classy and expensive (I think we spent a whole $1,000) and it showed I could figure out a way to get the then-#1 teen-mag draw (Justin).

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Nov 06 2011
Boy Culture Turns 6: My Favorite Posts Comments (13)

IMG_7536Prove it!

As of midnight last night, it was exactly six years since my first post. It's been a tough thing to keep up with a dayjob and outside activities, and just when I think I might walk away, a valuable connection or interesting opportunity or a kind word comes my way. Thank you all for reading me.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e89143e3e970d-400wiOf whom are you more jealous?

Here are my favorite 100+ posts out of nearly 11,000. Please take some time to read (or re-read!) a couple and tweet or Facebook any you like.

xoxo Matt

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54ff027a28833-800wiThe pocket pool championships were intense this year


BOY CULTURE


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FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novell and novel Boy Culture as well as the movie version; might be my ultimate post.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5599878833-800wiJonathon Trent & Derek Magyar make an Allan Brocka sandwich

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7f18238834-800wiI was left "Reeling" by the experience

FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5ebead8833-800wiNo one would've mistaken me for Taylor Lautner

RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.

 

MY ART

 

PreviewScreenSnapz001Construction worker (shot this week) vs. James Dean

GUYDAR (since at least January 17, 2008) & ENDS OF THE WORLD (since at least January 13, 2008): Attractive men of the world—I got your backs. Your fronts, too.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a58f680c970bUnaltered iPhone image that still blows me away

"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e551ff08528834-800wiLet's call it a draw

DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01156faa215c970cThe shirtless one

LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.

Img_0986_1Even then, New Yorkers feared 9/11 was the beginning of the end

ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.


ME


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f435c1a8834-800wiDeath of the party—Jeff in high school, already halfway through his life

BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e862b4a41970d-400wiSigned, sealed (eventually) delivered

LOST BOY FOUND (2011): There is a book in here somewhere.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01538f1f464a970b-400wiBe Italian

CIAO HOUNDS: OUR TRIP TO ITALY (2011): Finally got José to Europe.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f10b4de8833-800wiDeath becomes here

ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

Zehnders Life is short...and meaningful

PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

Lots more...

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Jul 14 2011
Nods & Nixes: Emmy Nomination Time Comments (0)

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The Emmy noms are out, and it looks like Mildred PierceMad Men, Boardwalk Empire and Modern Family are the toast of the boob tube. (Remember when they had tubes?)

Noteworthy items:

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May 22 2011
Bringing Their A-LoveGame Comments (15)

SafariScreenSnapz001GaGa looked more like Suzanne Somers than Suzanne Somers!

There is no fiercer critic of Saturday Night Live than this dude here—it has sucked consistently post-"Sarah Feylin" with the only exception being the Betty White episode, which benefited from an infusion of creativity from the show's past.

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May 21 2011
Saturday Night Special Comments (1)

Lady GaGa
Lady GaGa will be on Saturday Night Live tonight for your post-Apocalyptic viewing pleasure. I'm curious to see if she does any sketches on top of her singing duties; she was painfully stiff in the promos with Justin Timberlake, although the humor of those—all centered around the concept of Justin wearing women's clothing—was pretty lame to begin with.

 
Jan 25 2011
Many Of The Snubbed Won't Have To "Act" Surprised... Comments (8)

[UNSET]Academy voters to viewership: "Kiss our ass!"

This is not about merit. Or rather, this is never only about merit, so don't take my observations as endorsements or write-offs.

Oscarboring1 The producers of this year's Oscars telecast may have gone way populist, hiring attractive young stars James Franco and Anne Hathaway as co-hosts, but the Academy voters have gone the opposite route, shunning a surprisingly large number of glamorous stars who actually merited consideration.

Full list of Oscar nominations is here.

It struck me immediately as I listened to the nominees being announced this morning, the unfun lack of household names except in cases where the performance was beyond locked (Natalie Portman, Annette Bening).

PolishingOscar Off the top of my head, major surprise snubs include (in descending order of WTF?): Andrew Garfield for The Social Network (he was the heart of that movie, has acting cred from Boy A and is the next Spider-Man), Ryan Gosling for Blue Valentine (a well-liked, extremely respected actor whose counterpart was honored), Mila Kunis for The Black Swan (she may be a newcomer to critical acclaim but she played two completely different roles, one of which was arguably the title character), Matt Damon for True Grit (an old favorite in one of the year's hardest-charging contenders to steal The Social Network's thunder), Mark Wahlberg for The Fighter (not considered a great thespian but he was responsible for the film existing and was the title character), Julianne Moore for The Kids Are All Right (she's been nominated and overlooked before, but this time was really exceptional).

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Jan 17 2011
And The Winners Aren't Comments (13)

Now that the Golden Globes are all over, and now that they had not one surprise among the winners in film, I really hope the fucking Oscars won't feel the need to be Natalie-portman-black-swan different and reward people other than the expected winners. It's fine when a surprise win happens, but increasingly, it feels like the Oscars—coming at the end of the season—reward surprise winners just for the sake of being different. That's disappointing, because if Natalie Portman and The Social Network are winning everything, maybe it's a little boring, but it's also probably because they deserve it...and how annoying to win everything EXCEPT the top prize, and then only because the top prize is handed out last. (Remembering poor Brokeback Mountain.)

 
Dec 14 2010
I Jennifer Love To Hate You Comments (13)

Jennifer-love-hewitt-topLoves me some Golden Globes

I love awards season; I love it and I love to hate it. I used to prepare detailed lists of all my predictions with friends and then we'd score our psychotic psychic abilities. It was bad.

Today, the Golden Globes were announced. Full list here. It was funny to be watching Sofia Coppola's Somewhere last night knowing the Globes were coming—there's a scene involving foreign journalists that's as funny as it is false (more on this interesting movie Friday).

My thoughts (and please feel free to reply, telling me where I'm crazy):

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Nov 09 2010
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From Italian Vanity Fair (3 Novembre 2010), close-up looks at the men of The Social Network:

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Justin's portrait is after the jump...

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