Justin Timberlake encourages people to vote while taking a selfie at a polling station in Tennessee.
But he has been spared a brush with the law after the picture he posted of himself voting caught the attention of Tennessee authorities.
Justin Timberlake uploaded a picture to Instagram of him casting a ballot in Memphis.
It became illegal to take photos inside polling locations in Tennessee in 2015.
Justin Timberlake flew from LA to his hometown of Memphis to cast an early ballot ahead of the November 8 election.
Image source Instagram
Earlier, the District Attorney’s office said it had been “made aware of a possible violation of state election law” and the matter was “under review”.
However, in a second statement, Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said the initial response was “incorrect” and “released without my knowledge,” according to Local Memphis.
“I am out of town at a conference. No one in our office is currently investigating this matter nor will we be using our limited resources to do so,” she said.
Justin Timberlake is one of a few million voters who have cast early ballots in a number of states.
In his Instagram caption, he wrote to his 37 million followers: “No excuses, my good people!
“There could be early voting in your town too. If not, November 8th! Choose to have a voice! If you don’t, then we can’t HEAR YOU! Get out and VOTE!”
Any charge would have been considered a misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail or a fine of $50, or both.
Adam Ghassemi, a spokesman for the Tennessee Secretary of State, said people should only use their phones for help with voting.
But he added that officials are “thrilled Justin can’t stop the feeling” – which is a reference to the title of the singer’s latest song.
Justin Timberlake also took a few moments outside the polling booth to snap some selfies with his fans.
It is illegal to take a photograph in a voting booth in 18 states, according to the Associated Press.
However, it is legal to take a photo in about 20 states and the District of Columbia.
On October 24, a federal court sided with a Michigan man who said the law there that bans voters from taking pictures of their marked ballots and sharing them on social media violated his constitutional right to free speech.
In response, the court halted enforcement of the law.
Also on October 24, two voters in Colorado filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn a state law that criminalized showing a completed ballot to others, arguing the ban was unconstitutional.
Saturday Night Live has celebrated its 40th anniversary with a three-hour special featuring guests like Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro.
Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake kicked off the anniversary show with a medley of music, catchphrases and characters.
Steve Martin, Taylor Swift, Tom Hanks, Paul McCartney, Melissa McCarthy and Keith Richards also joined the party.
Paul McCartney performed an impromptu duet of I’ve Just Seen A Face with Paul Simon.
Other musical guests included Kanye West and Miley Cyrus.
“Tonight is like an enormous high school reunion,” 15-time host Steve Martin said as the show began.
SNL has become a TV institution and numerous cast members – including Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Eddie Murphy, Amy Poehler, Adam Sandler and Kristen Wiig – have gone on to carve out Hollywood careers.
Creator Lorne Michaels is widely regarded as one of the most revered producers in the business.
“If Lorne didn’t have good taste, this would have gone away a long time ago,” said Mike Myers, whose Wayne’s World skit with Dana Carvey – which he reprised on Sunday – inspired the 1990s comedy film of the same name.
Robert De Niro proclaimed that SNL is “still at it”, adding: “Forty years! That’s like back when TV was still watched on TV.”
A montage of audition tapes, including disappointing ones from Jim Carrey and Stephen Colbert, were also shown.
A spoof news team made up of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Jane Curtin appeared together for the Weekend Update, with the top story being none other than the SNL anniversary.
“Viewers of Saturday Night Live span several generations,” Tina Fey reported.
“From the Baby Boomers to Generation X all the way to whatever you call the little dummies who are live-tweeting this right now instead of watching it.”
Justin Timberlake has finally confirmed his wife, Jessica Biel, is pregnant.
In an Instagram post on his 34th birthday on Saturday, January 31, Justin Timberlake said he’s getting the “greatest gift”.
After months of not confirming or denying, Justin Timberlake posted a picture of Jessica Biel’s baby bump and says he “can’t wait,” but they don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl.
Photo Justin Timberlake Instagram
“Thank you EVERYONE for the Bday wishes! This year, I’m getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN’T WAIT. #BoyOrGirl #YouNeverKnow #WeDontEvenKnow #WeAreTakingBets,” the singer’s message read.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel was first outed when InStyle editor-in-chief Ariel Foxman congratulated Jessica over Twitter. Justin Timberlake’s fellow *NSYNC member and friend Joey Fatone also spilled the beans and told In Touch the couple were expecting. Joey Fatone even said that Justin Timberlake is actually a “kid at heart”.
This will be the first child for Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, who married in 2012.
Justin Timberlake accepted seven Billboard Music Awards by video while he is on tour, leaving it to a Michael Jackson hologram to steal the show at the ceremony in Las Vegas.
It mimicked Michael Jackson’s famous dance moves while performing Slave to the Rhythm, a song from the late star’s new posthumous album Xscape.
Justin Timberlake’s haul of awards included top artist and Billboard 200 album.
Imagine Dragons won five and Pharrell, Robin Thicke and TI each won four.
Katy Perry was awarded top female artist, while Jennifer Lopez was handed the Icon Award, giving an emotional speech and performing at both the opening and finale of the show.
Justin Timberlake accepted seven Billboard Music Awards by video while he is on tour (photo Billboard)
Many artists performed remotely as they were on tour including Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus, who sang her cover of The Beatles track Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips.
Accepting the award for top streaming artist Miley Cyrus thanked her “amazing fans” before sticking her tongue out.
Justin Timberlake appeared on screen dancing with his band to accept the evening’s big prize of top artist.
“All the other finalists, Miley, Imagine Dragons, Bruno, Katy, I love you guys, it’s not a competition, but if it is, I won!” he said.
The biggest moment of the show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena came when the Michael Jackson hologram took over the stage, accompanied by dancers, beaming lights and blasts of fire – the result of several months planning.
Fans voted to give the Milestone Award to Carrie Underwood, who teamed up with fellow country star Miranda Lambert for a performance.
Imagine Dragons were happy to accept their five awards – which included top group and rock artist, in their home town of Las Vegas.
Lorde performed her new hit Tennis Court and was a double winner – taking the prizes for best new artist and rock song for Royals.
Robin Thicke performed a new song Get Her Back and paid tribute to estranged wife Paula Patton as he collected top R&B song for Blurred Lines.
Kendall Jenner fared less well on stage, fumbling her words while introducing Australian boyband 5 Seconds of Summer.
“And now we welcome … One …” Kendall Jenner said, appearing to be about to say One Direction, before explaining: “Guys, I’m the worst reader.”
Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake may be forced to cancel their sell-out shows in Finland as a result of US sanctions against Russia.
Helsinki’s Hartwall venue is owned by Gennady Timchenko and brothers Arkady and Boris Rotenberg.
All three appear on the US sanctions list as part of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “inner circle”.
Helsinki’s Hartwall venue is due to host Justin Timberlake in May and Miley Cyrus in June.
Other acts due to appear this summer include Robbie Williams, Peter Gabriel, Aerosmith and Elton John.
Gennady Timchenko is a co-founder of Russian oil trader Gunvor and was estimated by Forbes magazine to be worth $15.3 billion before the sanctions came into force last month.
Arkady and Boris Rotenberg are the billionaire co-owners of SMP Bank and childhood friends of President Vladimir Putin.
Helsinki’s Hartwall venue is due to host Miley Cyrus in June
The three men are among a list of 27 individuals named by the US as being closely tied to President Vladimir Putin personally or politically.
Together, the three own events management company Arena Events Oy, which bought the Helsinki Hartwall Arena last year, as well as taking a minority stake in the local hockey club, Jokerit.
Arena Events Oy is managed by Boris Rotenberg’s son Roman.
Under the US sanctions no American citizen or business can provide Gennady Timchenko or the Rotenberg brothers with “economic resources”, effectively preventing business from being conducted with them.
But the concerts’ US ticket promoter, Live Nation, could apply to the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), part of the Treasury Department, for a license to authorize the transaction.
Live Nation said it was currently reviewing its portfolio and would work to ensure the US sanctions were upheld.
Tom Stocker, partner at law firm Pinsent Mason, said much depended on whether any money was still to be paid to the venue.
If not, Tom Stocker, the concerts could go ahead as planned. But if money was still owed to the venue it was possible the concerts could be cancelled.
“OFAC will need to provide a license to authorize the transaction and will have to take into account that the show forms part of a pre-existing agreement,” he said.
“But it has quite a wide discretion to grant licenses. If this was Europe then a license would most likely not be granted.
“It is a real area of ambiguity. The company that owns the venue is not on the sanctions list, but Timchenko is.
“The question is whether you are giving Timchenko economic resources by allowing the concerts to go ahead.”
Tom Stocker added there was potential for the concerts not to go ahead, as US companies would be likely to take a “cautious approach” for fear of falling foul of the current sanctions.
He said British artists like Robbie Williams, Elton John and Peter Gabriel, who were all likely to have US management, might find they were unable to discuss details of their forthcoming concerts at the Finnish venue while they were on US soil.
“The individuals themselves can’t do anything in furtherance of the concerts while on US soil,” Tom Stocker said.
“They can’t send emails to their US management while on American soil, they can’t discuss arrangements for the concert.”
As yet there is no evidence that any concerts at the venue have been cancelled. The Hartwall venue’s website shows all the concerts going ahead as planned.
Daft Punk has taken top honors at this year’s Grammy Awards, winning five prizes including album and record of the year.
Hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took four awards – best new artist plus best rap album, song and performance.
Justin Timberlake won three, while New Zealand teenager Lorde picked up two including song of the year for Royals.
Paul McCartney was among the other double winners and also reunited with his Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr.
The pair teamed up for Paul McCartney’s song Queenie Eye during the ceremony, which is known for its heavyweight on-stage collaborations.
The show was opened by Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce, while Madonna joined Macklemore and Ryan Lewis during their anti-homophobia anthem Same Love, as 33 couples got married on stage.
Other collaborations included Metallica performing with pianist Lang Lang and Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams being joined by Stevie Wonder to perform Get Lucky.
Get Lucky, which featured producer and singer Pharrell Williams and disco guitarist and producer Nile Rodgers, was one of the biggest hits of 2013.
Daft Punk has taken top honors at this year’s Grammy Awards, winning five prizes including album and record of the year
As well as scooping album and record of the year, Daft Punk won best pop duo/group performance for Get Lucky and best dance/electronica album for Random Access Memories.
The album was also named best engineered album, non-classical, which was credited to its engineers.
The French dance pioneers, real names Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, never appear in public without their trademark robot helmets.
As well as performing, Paul McCartney picked up the trophies for best music film and best rock song for Cut Me Some Slack, a collaboration with the surviving members of Nirvana.
It beat The Rolling Stones’ Doom And Gloom, from their 50th anniversary album GRRR!, as well as tracks by veteran metal band Black Sabbath, stadium rockers Muse and singer-guitarist Gary Clark Jr.
Black Sabbath did scoop best metal performance, while Led Zeppelin won best rock album for their live recording Celebration Day.
Rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis, who found fame after self-releasing their album The Heist, won four awards from seven nominations.
Seventeen-year-old Lorde’s debut single Royals earned song of the year and best pop solo performance after catapulting her to the top of the charts around the world last year.
Jay-Z started the night with the most nominations, up for nine awards. He won best rap/sung collaboration for Holy Grail, featuring Justin Timberlake.
Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and rapper Kendrick Lamar were among the acts who went into the ceremony with seven nominations.
Other winners included Adele for her James Bond theme Skyfall, which won the prize for best song written for visual media, and Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie, who won best classical instrumental solo.
The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake’s first album for seven years, has gone straight to the top of the UK chart, dethroning David Bowie’s comeback LP off the summit.
The 20/20 Experience is Justin Timberlake’s third solo album. It has deposed The Next Day, David Bowie’s first album for a decade, which spent one week on top.
However, Justin Timberlake’s song Mirrors has lost the top spot in the singles chart.
It has been replaced by The Saturdays’ What About Us, the girl group’s first number one after five years of trying.
They had previously scored 11 UK top 10 singles without hutting the top spot. But the new single, which features reggae star Sean Paul, has become the fastest-selling single of the year so far with 114,000 copies sold.
Justin Timberlake’s first album for seven years, has gone straight to the top of the UK chart, dethroning David Bowie’s comeback LP off the summit
Justin Timberlake’s Mirrors dropped to number two. Meanwhile, his album sold almost 106,000 copies – more than the rest of the top five combined.
Elsewhere on the album chart, Emeli Sande is still at number three with Our Version of Events, while the soundtrack to Les Miserables has gone back up to number four.
Other new entries include British indie survivors Suede at 10 with Bloodsports and singer-songwriter Billy Bragg at 13 with Tooth and Nail, according to the Official Charts Company.
As Hugo Chavez’s death was announced on Tuesday, Saturday Night Live wasted no time mocking the Venezuelan leader’s time in power during the show’s opening sketch this week.
Featuring Justin Timberlake imitating Elton John, SNL skit took place at a memorial for Hugo Chavez, who died on Tuesday at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer.
Justin Timberlake was singing an updated version of Elton John’s classic song Candle in the Wind in tribute to Hugo Chavez and some of the crazy, real-life, aspects from his 14 years in power.
“And it seems to me like you lived your life like a candle in the wind,” Justin Timberlake sang in a pitch-perfect imitation of Elton John before ending the chorus with the following joke: “If a candle could pull out two pistols at a press conference.”
Another hilarious line from the song was: “You said the U.S. causes earthquakes and you outlawed Coke Zero.
“And on your shoulder sat your parrot with a matching red beret.
“You had your own T.V. show, it was called <<Hello, President>>.
“It wasn’t about politics, you sometimes danced and made up raps.
“You helped make your country the kidnapping capital of the world and also increased milk production.”
Featuring Justin Timberlake imitating Elton John, SNL skit took place at a memorial for Hugo Chavez, who died on Tuesday at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer
Justin Timberlake also included Hugo Chavez statement that “Capitalism killed Mars” when the Socialist firebrand said that a society had taken root on the planet but capitalism had wiped out its water supply.
Justin Timberlake was also the show’s musical act. The episode featured an unusual amount of guests stars including Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd and Andy Samberg.
Justin Timberlake put on both his host and musician cap as he took the stage at Saturday Night Live for the fifth time on Saturday night.
Justin Timberlake, 31, is one of the youngest to do so, and played to that honor in his opening monologue.
But as much as he joked, the singer played into those expectations as well – starting the hashtag #JTonSNL on Twitter and Instagram earlier in the week and posting preview snaps from rehearsal days before.
Then he introduced the audience to a little known SNL clique called the Five-Timers Club, which awards its members with a gold card.
“In case you don’t know, this is the most exclusive club in New York,” Justin Timberlake assured, before providing the audience with a peek inside the club.
Justin Timberlake put on both his host and musician cap as he took the stage at Saturday Night Live for the fifth time on Saturday night
Justin Timberlake walks off stage to a secret room, where he is instantly given a smoking jacket with the number 5 emblazoned on the chest – and greeted to the tunes of Paul Simon.
The Simon and Garfunkel frontman then introduces Justin Timberlake to the other members – which included a pipe-smoking Steve Martin, a bartending Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin and Candace Bergen.
“Welcome to the club old boy,” 14-time host Steve Martin jeered.
“I always thought if an ‘Nsync member made the five timers club it would be Joey Fatone.”
Justin Timberlake is back and to prove it he’s released the artwork for The 20/20 Experience, as well as its full track listing.
The cover comes after a sneak peek of his Suit and Tie video and ahead of his Grammy performance.
While Justin Timberlake, 32, is known to make his fans swoon, his latest album cover doesn’t show much of the former N-Sync singer’s face.
As one might expect however he does appear wearing a shirt and tie, while covering his face is what looks like opticians equipment, which ties in with the album’s title.
Justin Timberlake took to Twitter to share the exciting news: “I wanted you guys to see this first!!! #albumcover #tracklist.”
However, fans may be slightly discouraged to discover the album only features ten songs in total.
The packaging, which will appear on albums worldwide, was photographed by Tom Munro.
Last weekend Justin Timberlake, who is married to Jessica Biel took to the stage for the first time in years to perform a string of new and old material.
Justin Timberlake began his performance at the DirecTV Super Saturday Night with his first solo single, Like I Love You which he accompanied on acoustic guitar.
For an hour and a half he kept the A-list guests on their feet as he powered through a selection of his well known and as yet unreleased songs.
Justin Timberlake is back and to prove it he’s released the artwork for The 20-20 Experience, as well as its full track listing
Sources at the party say that the new material, taken from Justin Timberlake’s forthcoming LP The 20/20 Experience was well received.
Jay-Z, who appears on the first single from the new album, joined him on stage much to the delight of those watching.
On Sunday Justin Timberlake will have his national television musical performance debut during the 55th Grammy Awards broadcast.
He will then perform at his sold-out concert at the Palladium in Los Angeles later that same evening.
The 20/20 Experience is due for release on March 18, 2013 on RCA Records.
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience track listing
Justin Timberlake has described his wedding to Jessica Biel as a “total fantasy” as the couple revealed the first picture of their magical wedding ceremony in the pages of People magazine.
In the shot, Justin Timberlake, 31, wearing a Tom Ford tuxedo that he helped to design, is seen literally jumping for joy, while his new wife sits serenely in the foreground in the pictures, which they sold for $300,000 following the ceremony, which is estimated to have cost around $6.5 million.
Jessica Biel, 30, looked stunning for her happy day in a custom-made Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown – shunning traditional white or ivory for a beautiful petal pink color.
And it seems that Justin Timberlake was a fan of Jessica Biel’s brave gown choice, revealing in the magazine that his bride was “the most beautiful thing I have ever seen”.
Jessica Biel teamed the strapless gown with a matching ethereal cathedral-length veil, clutching a bouquet of white flowers as she beamed for the camera.
Justin Timberlake has described his wedding to Jessica Biel as a “total fantasy”
Speaking about their romantic Italian ceremony, Jessica Biel said: “It was a total fantasy experience”, with Justin Timberlake adding: “It was a really special evening.”
In more details from the day, Justin Timberlake revealed that he accompanied bride Jessica Biel as she walked down the aisle with a romantic ballad he had written just for her.
He said: “It was an original piece I wrote specifically for the evening and for her.”
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake tied the knot after a week-long celebration, which saw guests including Jimmy Fallon and Andy Samberg enjoy horseback riding and various cocktail parties at the exclusive Borgo Egnazia resort.