Justin Timberlake is biting the hands that feed his own celebrity. So to speak.
The former *NSync dweeb and current pop superstar has made no issue of his distaste for paparazzi in the past. See these Timberlake pics in which he goes bonkers at some camera dudes.
But now he's gone on record saying that he despises the work of celebrity gossip magazines, that they "create soap operas out of people's lives."
Yeah, yeah. We hear it all the time from stars complaining about the attention given to their lives. But Justin Timberlake has usually been one of the most adamant.
He makes the comments in a recent interview with Details. Of course, JT's life has been popular fodder for the Hollywood Gossip sites (such as this one), especially because of his romantic relationships.
He dated Britney Spears and Cameron Diaz, and possibly tapped the voluptuous booty of Scarlett Johansson as well. One gets the impression that any girl he chooses would be happy to receive a very special box next Christmas.
Nevertheless, the "SexyBack" singer dismisses all the coverage of his high-profile romances as "a spin game," saying, "I choose not to take part in it."
It's not going to stop him from chasing tail all over Hollywood, of course. And we applaud him for it. He's definitely our favorite *NSync alum, edging out Joey Fatone and Lance Bass, as well as JC Chasez and that other guy.
In other words, he's better off these days. With Timbaland.