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Justin Timberlake? Not a fan of celebrity gossip. Or reality TV, for that matter!

His feelings on the subject became very apparent during Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, when he accepted the award for Best Male Artist by lambasting MTV for its choice of programming.

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Specifically, he implored MTV to ditch reality TV and play more videos.

The girls from The Hills â€" Lauren Conrad, Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port â€" were to present Timberlake with Male Artist of the Year honors.

But after Lauren Conrad announced him as the winner, things got weird.

A fourth female mysteriously showed up on stage to join The Hills girls to hand the hardware to Timbaland, who in turn gave it to Justin. Timberlake did not make any eye contact or thank any of The Hills girls. Deliberately.

"Play more damn music videos. We don't want to see the Simpsons on reality television," said Timberlake upon accepting the award, referring to lame sisters Jessica and Ashlee Simpson. "Play more videos."

And then when accepting the award for the Quadruple Threat Award, Justin Timberlake reiterated, "I want to challenge MTV to play more videos!"

He makes a point. And this wasn't the only award show that had Justin at center stage of late. He recently won an Emmy with Saturday Night Live's Andy Samberg in the Creative Arts category for their hilarious short film, "D!ck in a Box."

In Andy's acceptance speech (Timberlake was not present), he joked, "I think it's safe to say that when we first set out to make this, we were all thinking 'Emmy!'"

Andy Samberg dedicated the award to a real "up and comer" - his "D!ck in a Box" creative partner, saying Justin Timberlake's "clearly very talented and could use a break. So, Justin, if you're out there, congrats to you, kid."

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Stop the presses. You're simply not going to believe this latest piece of celebrity news.

Britney Spears is "sick" and "crazy."

We know, we know. That's not news.

But what's interesting is that in this case, such taunts are being lobbed at Spears from reputable music business insiders.

Yes, the "singer" reportedly ditched an opportunity to do a duet single with former flame - and current mogul - Justin Timberlake.

The New York Post reports that Justin wrote a song specifically for Brit, and that her label, Jive, was counting on the tune to jump start a comeback for the train wreck.

The duet, to be produced by hit-maker Timbaland at his studio in Virginia Beach, may have started a big comeback for Spears, who peaked before two marriages and two kids.

But just before she was supposed to fly out to record the song, Britney Spears - as has become her custom - reportedly "abruptly canceled the session."

Perhaps she was too busy getting her (mind) freak on with Criss Angel?

Britney Spears + Criss Angel = Spangel ? Angelears ?

A music "insider" tells the New York Post, "Everyone is worried ... People like her are sick. It's like an anorexic who's sick in the head and needs help."

Or... someone who's bonkers! Anorexia of the brain? There are actual mental problems, you know. Like depression? Come on, music "insider."

Jive is reportedly still standing behind Britney, but its execs there are "worried" about her bombing at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards.

Reps for Justin Timberlake had no comment
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Justin Timberlake and Beyoncé Knowles scored seven nominations each for this year's MTV Video Music Awards, it was announced on MTV's Total Request Live Tuesday.

Kanye West and Rihanna, meanwhile, were just shy of the top spots with five nominations each, while newcomer Amy Winehouse received three.

The latest hit for Justin Timberlake, "What Goes Around ... Comes Around," will face off with Beyoncé's "Irreplaceable," West's "Stronger," Rihanna's "Umbrella," Winehouse's "Rehab" and electro duo Justice's "D.A.N.C.E." for the video of year honors.

Kanye West and Rihanna (and sporting a cane) were on TRL Tuesday when the nominations were announced â€" as were fellow scheduled performers Chris Brown, Timbaland and Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz.

MTV also announced that the VMAs will be a one-night stand this year, airing live from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas September 9.

The two-hour show will include eight categories - fan favorites as well as four new slots: Male/female artist of the year, most earthshattering collaboration; monster single of the year and quadruple threat award. No idea what that means, but who cares.

Not nominated for some reason? The amazing Britney Spears. Oh, maybe it's because she hasn't put out in album in like three or four years.

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Maybe they managed to get ahold of the Nick Lachey-Vanessa Minnillo sex tape before we could. Or not. But reports say Justin Timberlake and 50 Cent are now working on a racy single for 50's new album about (what else) watching porn.

The pair wrote the track - currently titled "Ayo Technology" - earlier this year after producer Timbaland introduced them.

A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper:

"The track is an analogy for watching porn. The word "technology"was put in as a way to replace what they really wanted to say - pornography."

Wow, so clever. Sounds like a plan Spencer Pratt would hatch.

"It's all about being fed up with having to make do watching dirty movies and how desperate they are to have real-life stunning girls."

Coming from a guy who has been with Britney Spears (at her peak, mind you, not the 2005-2007 model), Cameron Diaz and Jessica Biel? That's not unrealistic at all.

Nevertheless, Justin Timberlake and 50 Cent - real name Curtis Jackson - will reportedly film a music video for the song this weekend with Los Angeles director Joseph Khan.

In a plot that sounds lamer than Independence Day, it will see the pair star as sex-obsessed secret agents who spy on women. The source said:

"[50 and Justin Timberlake] will wear hi-tech gadgets and night-vision goggles which enable them to see through the girls' clothes."

"It's a cat and mouse situation with car chases and gadgets galore but spying on the girls is the main theme. It will be creepy and sinister. They are going to push the envelope."

The track, which is set to be retitled "She Wants It," will be featured on 50's upcoming album, Curtis, which is due out in September.

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Pants are optional if you're Britney Spears.

Lindsay and Dina Lohan deserve one another.

Jess and Justin

Paris Hilton is an exponentially overhyped skank.

Justin Timberlake is not an enormous fan of celebrity gossip.

These facts are long established. Recently, however, we've learned just how true the last one is. The singer has supposedly gotten so fed up with paparazzi while in Europe, where he is currently touring, that he has taken it a step further than his usual snide remarks.

On June 19 in Stockholm, Justin Timberlake was heard calling the attention he receives "tiresome," and, according to Us Weekly, Justin lashed out in Oslo later in the week.

With new flame Jessica Biel by his side, JT yelled at some of the dudes carrying cameras following them. Meanwhile, his bodyguard intimidated people.

"‘You f-ing a-hole'" he shouted at one photographer, while his huge bodyguard "threatened to crush my cell phone," according to an innocent bystander.

As the couple and some of their friends continued on their stroll, Justin Timberlake whipped out a digital camera to further prove his point.

He took a picture of one of the members of the paparazzi with his camera, then showed it to him, proclaiming happily, "This is a picture of an a$$hole."

His bodyguard chimed in with a helpful "How 'bout I punch you in the face?"

The exchange, caught on tape and posted online by a Norwegian paper, shows just how much resentment Justin Timberlake has for the facilitators of Hollywood gossip.

For their part, the Norwegians were not offended so much as amused, titling their article: "Humorous? Or Just Tired of Being Photographed?"

Justin Timberlake, who also lashed out at paparazzi for photographing him with girlfriend Cameron Diaz not so long ago, has deep-seeded hatred for people like this. While he's spared us any Mel Gibson style rage, his attitudes are a bit troubling.

Is it warranted? That's hard to say.

While he may be better-looking, more talented and wealthier than our celebrity gossip writers, we're all go to work in the morning just like he does. We realize being in the public eye is tough sometimes, JT, but we love you, man. How about giving some back, dog?

Oh, and can you do "Dick in a Box" on your next show?

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In the midst of promoting Shrek the Third, tapping the incomparable booty of Jessica Biel and playing sold-out shows across the globe on his wildly successful FutureSex/LoveSounds tour, Justin Timberlake took time out to talk business.

Well, his business, that is. And he's got a lot. In this revealing chat, Timberlake speaks to Entertainment Weekly for the first time about sessions with Madonna, the artists he's signed to his new label, and why he's taking time off from his own schedule.

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EW: How about the songs you've recorded with Duran Duran for their new album?
Justin Timberlake: It's crazy to be sitting in a room with people that you admired as such a young kid, and now they're looking to you for answers and suggestions and opinions. Literally, I'm just a fan.

EW: You and Timbaland have been writing and producing songs for Madonna's next album. How's that been going?
Justin Timberlake: The records that we've done so far are really exciting. There are some dance records, there are some mid-tempo ballads, there's all types of different stuff. But I don't want to gas it too much. People might like it or people might not. I don't want to say, like, [carnival-barker voice] "It's going to change the world!" You know what I mean? But we like it.

EW: Let's talk about the record label you're starting, Tennman Records. Would you say this is something you've always wanted to do?
Justin Timberlake: It's funny. Things that are this ambitious, it's not something where you sit around and say, "Oh, I'd love to do that one day." I kind of stumbled upon it. And then when there was so much interest from the people that I admire in the business, I thought, "Well, maybe I can do this." It just feels like a good time to do it. I've run the gamut on things I can do for myself [as an artist], and it seems attractive to me now to sit in the back seat.

EW: How did you decide to sign 18-year-old Netherlands native and Internet phenom Esmée Denters as your first artist?
Justin Timberlake: Being in the business for 10 years now, you look around and some people got it and some don't. I saw her on YouTube, got wind of what was happening â€" "Hey, there's this girl in Holland who's got a phenomenal voice." The word "phenomenal" in front of "voice" doesn't come often. Usually you hear, "She's pretty good, but there's this great song," which is usually bulls---. So I turned on YouTube and I was literally blown away â€" not only by her voice, but also her ear. I love the chance to discover talent so raw. And now I can just kind of sit back and help her mold herself into a superstar.

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All work and no play make Justin Timberlake a dull boy? Apparently.

In a new interview with the UK's Daily Mirror, Justin Timberlake admits he sent new flame Jessica Biel home from his European tour.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel in Love

Why? Because despite fabulous wealth and a host of famous girlfriends, he wants credibility as a real musician, and is focused on putting on a good show.

Jessica Biel wanted to hang around on tour, but JT put the kibosh on that.

Think about this. Turning down opportunities to see Jessica Biel topless in the sink. The man has serious willpower.

What's next, Britney Spears eschewing photo ops with no pants?

According to Justin, a budding music mogul who just signed Esmee Denters to his new record label, Tennman Records, he put Jessica Biel on a plane home because:

"This tour is important to me. I'm doing it really seriously so there's no question of playing sweethearts."

Especially since JT won't even call Biel his special lady yet, even though he's been romantically involved with her since January; she's just a "very dear friend."

Justin should be careful, though. With a body and face like hers, Jessica could be somebody else's "very dear friend" before long. Once we learn who her new Cash Warren-like fella is, we'll let you know.

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When Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz reunited on the "green" carpet for the London premiere of Shrek the Third, there wasn't even a hint of awkwardness.

The former couple greeted each other with a quick hug before going their separate ways to work the crowd that had gathered to celebrate the film's U.K. debut.

Justin Timberlake Goes for the Green

What's it like working with her ex?

"He's been great and we've been working hard together to promote this film," Cameron Diaz, 34, told People.

Of course, this wasn't the first time Cameron and Justin Timberlake had appeared together at a Shrek event. They shared a friendly kiss at the film's L.A. premiere last month.

Then, last week, they promoted the film together in Berlin.

The day before the London premiere, Diaz, who's reportedly dating Criss Angel now, visited the famous Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

"[The kids] are all so brave," she told People. "They really make you thankful for your own health. They were all wonderful and inspiring."

It's nice to see these two get along amicably after a tough breakup. Then again, it's nothing new for Justin, who has remained supportive of another famous ex, Britney Spears, even as he reportedly romances Jessica Biel.

As far as other women in his life, on a professional level, Timberlake announced the signing of his first music protege, Esmee Denters, to his new record label last week.

On the green carpet, the Chanel-clad Diaz, who plays Princess Fiona in the film, and Timberlake (young prince Artie) were joined by castmates Rupert Everett (Prince Charming) and Antonio Banderas (Puss-in-Boots).

Antonio Banderas said that making an orange cat into a sex symbol wasn't too difficult.

"It was remarkably easy actually... once you understand the method, that is."

Good to know, Antonio. We'll keep that in mind.

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During a recent tour stop in Zurich, Switzerland, Justin Timberlake busted out a cover of the Amy Winehouse hit, "Rehab," which is a cool track.

But what makes this noteworthy is that instead of the original lyrics - "They tried to make me go to rehab, and I said no, no no" - Justin threw his own variation in and sang "They tried to make her go to rehab, and she said no, no, no!"

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Hmm. Wonder who he's talking about. Britney Spears, maybe? Just a guess. One that you don't need to own a celebrity gossip site to come up with.

Here's a clip of Justin Timberlake covering "Rehab" ...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcVflqSIdWY[/youtube]

Not unfunny. As if it weren't obvious enough, later in the show, Justin Timberlake pulled a similar stunt with a cover of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy."

Unlike Akon, he didn't throw anyone off the stage - but Justin struck a chord with more slightly altered, possibly Britney Spears-bashing lyrics.

Once again, he changed the words from first person to "I think she's crazy... I think she's crazy..." and "I remember when... I remember when she lost her mind."

So do we. It was February. Enraged and bald, Britney went all "crazy" and attacked paparazzi with an umbrella, while stopping at a convenience store on her way to rehab for the third or fourth time. It was awesome.

One can only hope JT protege Esmee Denters doesn't follow Spears' path to destruction and ridicule. Click HERE to see a clip of Justin goin' "Crazy" on Brit!

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Jessica Biel may be Justin Timberlake's lady in love.

But in the music world, he's linking up with a new cutie - Esmee Denters, who he says "is the real deal" and "cannot wait for the world to hear her."

Do you doubt that the award-winning pop and R&B artist has an ear for talent? Our celebrity gossip staff writers sure as heck don't.

Which is why we're pleased to report that the young online sensation has become the first artist signed to Justin's new label, Tennman Records.

Yes, an Internet phenomenon that doesn't involve sex tapes. Amazing, we know.

"In completely unpredicted news to all YouTubers and bloggers, we are proud to announce Esmee Denters has signed to Tennman Records and she will be joining me on tour this summer," Justin said via a press release.

"Esmee is the real deal and I cannot wait for the world to hear her, but all of her fans on YouTube should not worry ... we will keep you in the loop every step of the way," said Timberlake, Chairman/CEO of the label.

Esmee Denters was equally ecstatic:

"Words can't describe how amazing it is. I am so excited! It is something I have always dreamed of. I have to thank YouTube and its viewers for giving me the opportunity to show the world my voice. I also have to thank Justin Timberlake, one of the biggest artists in the world, for believing in me and making my dreams come true," Esmee said.

Esmee Denters is one of the most notable singers-songwriters to gain attention strictly as an Internet performer. Born in the Netherlands, she grew up with the intent of becoming a social worker. But in 2006, using a webcam, she began to post videos of herself singing others' pop songs and her own compositions.

The 18-year-old with a soulful voice beyond her years quickly became a YouTube celebrity. Below is a short (two-minute, 45-second) clip of Esmee Denters covering - who else - Justin Timberlake, in a soulful version of "What Goes Around."

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Grnh7Qin8[/youtube]

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