Star Search (1983–2004)
The Grammy winner is less than two months away from headlining the Super Bowl Lii Half Time show, a performance that will kick off a big year for Timberlake, as well as his fifth studio album. In honor of his upcoming accomplishments, Et's Facebook Watch series, When We First Met, is looking back at his incredible evolution.
The 36-year-old singer has come a long way in his two and a half decades in the industry; he made his first TV appearance in a cowboy hat and boots as an 11-year-old on Star Search. Six years -- and a Micky Mouse Club -- later, the performer met Et for the first time with curly bleach blond hair and smooth moves as part of *Nsync.
"It's called adolescence, and it's painful for all of us," he joked to Et in 2007. "And look, you can reference
How did a former ‘Nsync boy band member end up in a film with mounting Oscar buzz? Here’s a look at the 36-year-old’s evolution from singer to thespian.
From the Mickey Mouse Club to ‘Nsync
As a kid in 1983, the Memphis-native sang country songs on the singing competition show Star Search.
Day complements the song’s bright, hopeful lyrics with retro-themed visuals, from sporting ’50s-inspired garb for a dip in the pool and a frolic on the beach to interspersing throwback clips throughout the video.
“72 And Sunny” is Day’s first release since 2014, when he dropped his third LP Daybreak, a collection of covers and original music that debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart.
The jazz-pop singer, 39, grew up in a Mormon family in Utah. Upon moving to California,
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Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today, Richard. How did the restoration and the theatrical re-release of Donnie Darko come about? Did Arrow Films approach you, and was this something that you had been wanting to do anyway?
Richard Kelly: Yes,
No host or judges have been selected yet, but insiders say that ABC is out to a number of boy-band and girl-band members past and present for the role of host and for the judges panel. The judges will be called “architects,” and will serve as mentors.
Performers will compete for spots in a band with a recording contract at Hollywood Records, with viewers voting live at home for their five favorite potential members. “Boy Band” will be executive produced by Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Jane Mun, and
The 36-year-old singer opened up about his childhood spent in the spotlight in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, and how it's affected his own thoughts on raising his son, Silas.
"I think we can all agree that I did not have a normal childhood," Timberlake tells the magazine, reminiscing about being chased by mobs of teenage girls when he was just 15 years old. "I have some faint images from my childhood, but no, I can't really remember not being famous."
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Timberlake got his show business start at 10 years old, when he appeared on Star Search. Though he ended up losing, he made the cut for The New Mickey Mouse Club a year later.
"We were at the age when you just soak in everything," Timberlake says of
Long before heading to the Grammy Awards as 2017 nominees, stars like Beyoncé and Justin Timberlake were honing their crafts as tiny tots.
Check out these award-worthy musicians’ humble beginnings before they come together at the awards on Feb. 12.
Leading the ceremony’s nominees with an impressive nine nominations, the Lemonade singer knew all about wowing a crowd years before becoming a “Grown Woman.” In fact, a home video clip that was used in her “Grown Woman” video proves just how “bad” she’s always been.
Her performance chops were also in
“I thought, ‘Oh, awesome, I’m gonna get to deal with Universal!’” Taylor recalled to Entertainment Weekly in 2008. “I get this call a couple of weeks later, after I do this showcase, and Scott ’s onboard and everything’s rocking. He goes,
In two-and-a-half hours of rare never-before-seen footage from 1992, being auctioned through Ted Owen & Co., Queen Bey is just 10 years old and already displaying the talent that would eventually make her a music icon.
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The unique collection of 12 professionally produced Betacam video tapes show Beyonce before Destiny's Child, as the lead singer of the group Girl's Tyme. At the time, Beyonce was just 10 years old and already developing the talent that would eventually make her a music icon.
In the unedited videos, which document the earliest music video appearance of Girl's Tyme, Beyonce plays to camera in several locations, working out dance routines, rehearsing for a live performance and performing at an artist showcase in San Francisco.
Watch: Beyonce on Track to Make Grammy History
Bids for the complete collection of tapes are being accepted now through January 10, 2017. The collection is expected to sell for $3.8 million.
That’s how the network’s first game show, “Double Dare,” came to be produced at the local PBS station in Philadelphia. “Nickelodeon couldn’t do [shows] in La and they couldn’t do them in New York because the cost was too prohibitive,” recalled host Marc Summers. “They found out that the PBS station in Philly, Whyy, wanted to open up a production wing, so the station said, ‘If you help us, we’ll help you. Would you put ads in the trade magazines and say, ‘Hey, we had this great experience down in Philly,’ so other people will come knocking on our
Britney was cast in “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” alongside future ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake and rival Christina Aguilera. But before that, she was a child champion on “Star Search” (watch video).
She would go on to star in “Crossroads.”
Like Spears, Justin competed on “Star Search” (as Justin Randall) but lost in his first head-to-head. He would become one of many stars to break out from Disney’s reboot of “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” (watch video).
He would go on to star in “The Social Network,” “Friends With Benefits,” and “Trolls.”
Aguilera’s powerhouse vocals were evident even when she was a young girl. She starred alongside Spears and Timberlake in the final two seasons of “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” (watch video).
She would go on to star in “Burlesque” and “The Voice.”
Gosling sang and danced in choreographed routines and coordinating outfits alongside J.C. Chasez and
“All day I’m thinking about what Woody was going to say to me on set, like, ‘Man, he’s gonna annihilate me.’ I think we all have a level of anxiety. I have it. I’ve had panic attacks.”
Timberlake, 35, is hardly a stranger to working with storied auteurs, among them David Fincher, the Coen brothers, and Jonathan Demme, and yet for the rest of the evening he’ll joke about Allen potentially firing him from the production. He also recalls the day the role came his way.
“Literally, it’s embarrassing,” he says of being cold-called by Allen and offered a part. “Woody, Jonathan… I’m literally working with all my heroes.
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Logline: The documentary film that tells the inspiring story of Me2/Orchestra, the only classical music organization in the world for people living with mental illness and those who support them.
Ronald Braunstein, Me2/Orchestra’s founder and music director, was a Juilliard-trained, internationally-known conductor until he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Ronald’s manager dropped him and the classical music community shunned him. Ronald created Me2/Orchestra for musicians like himself living with mental illness. The documentary “Orchestrating Change” depicts the poignant and powerful ways Me2/Orchestra is transforming lives and creating a new model for
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