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Justin Timberlake Interview in Playboy Magazine

Justin Timberlake Defends Britney and Says He's Not the Friends-With-Benefits Type in Playboy

Justin Timberlake opened up in the latest issue of Playboy about his Summer movies, Bad Teacher and Friends With Benefits, and his past and present loves. JT has been linked to sexy starlets from Olivia Wilde to Mila Kunis since his split from Jessica Biel a few months ago. He seems to be staying single for now, but Justin explained to the magazine that it's almost easier for him to date fellow famous people despite the attention and press that goes along with it. The former boy-band leader seemed at ease talking about his early life and career, including his days as a teen heartthrob and ex Britney Spears. JT even admitted to smoking pot and also shared sweet sentiments that revealed why he's really a romantic at heart. Justin Timberlake told Playboy:

  • On the viral video comparing Britney's old performances to her new ones: "The Internet is a cruel place. What a f*cked-up thing to do. I don’t have too much to say about her situation. I can’t remember the last conversation I had with her. But this thing that happens online bothers me — these anonymous commenters. People think they can say anything, and it doesn’t matter to people. I’d love to see the people who comment about Britney online say those things to her face, because they couldn’t. Also, in Britney’s defense, if you pulled up a video I did from 2003, I couldn’t do the sh*t I did then either."
  • On whether it would just be easier to date a nonceleb: "Technically, I guess. But you can’t help who you have feelings for. If you turn it off because someone is famous, then you’re being unfair to yourself. You could walk down each of those roads and find pros and cons. The girl from the dry cleaners is not going to understand how I feel about the work schedule and pressures I have. You probably gravitate toward people who understand your scenario. At the end of the day, you just want someone who gets you, who can be a friend. That’s kind of the point of Friends With Benefits. As corny as it sounds, the 'friends' part counts just as much as the 'benefits' part, if not more."
  • On if he thinks casual hookups between friends can work: "God, I’m the worst person to ask about that. I don’t know. I don’t think I’ve ever had that type of relationship. I get hooked on every level when I get close to someone. If you build enough chemistry to want to be intimate like that, someone’s going to catch feelings, and usually it happens quickly."
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mina88 mina88 4 years
That's nice of him to be a gentleman. Britney has a lot of problems, and it's not very kind to be cruel to someone who is mentally ill.
popfaninMD popfaninMD 4 years
It's so sweet he stood up for Britney. It's so nice to know he doesn't just hook up with anyone.
jaan_black jaan_black 4 years
he's got to be sick of answering questions about an ex he hasn't spoken to in 10 yrs
littlemunchkin littlemunchkin 4 years
I like what he says about commenters on the internet thinking they can say anything because they hide behind their online persona, or just call themselves Anonymous. And I think its sweet that he is still supportive of Britney too.
awesomepants awesomepants 4 years
If he aint singing or isn't on SNL, I just don't give a crap about him. Where's Megan Fox and her crazy quotes when you need her? Sane people are so boring. He needs to stop talking about Britney. I find it strange that he goes on and on about her after not speaking to her for 10 years. If you're not going to talk to her, don't talk about her!
arrowstraite arrowstraite 4 years
blah, blah, blah... He has a couple movies about to release....blah, blah, blah... He should run for city council. And then he can insult commenters. Tell you what candy-a$s...I'd LOVE to tell you what I think of you IN PERSON. Slap the mama outta that boy! lmao!!
Burkina Burkina 4 years
Its cute that he tries to defend Britney, but Justin's dancing only gets better and better. So does his voice. Britney never had any talent and now that the 90's are over its showing.
Angelica-Marden Angelica-Marden 4 years
Wow. His take on "dating a nonceleb" comes off as refreshingly enlightened.
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