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Justin Donates to Keep the Memphis Music Alive

Justin Timberlake is ever moving on up in the entertainment world and busy shooting his new movie The Open Road in his hometown, but he'll never forget where he came from. On Thursday, Justin donated $100,000 each to the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and the Memphis Music Foundation. He said, "Music education and keeping the legacy of Memphis Music alive has always been important to me ... That is why I will always continue to support my home town the same way they have always supported me." I admit that sometimes JT's ego gets in the way for me, but when he acts like a sweet guy who remembers his home it's pretty heart-meltingly cute.


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cherry_vicky cherry_vicky 9 years
People, don't say negative things. Intention is what matters. Donating money is not an obligation, and no matter how much he donated. That was a good action.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
Why do celebrities act as if they don't know the RIGHT organizations to donate to? The people in New Orleans are still struggling, and the desaster was NOT their fault.
mouldy mouldy 9 years
ok, so justin donates money. good, but i rather the money have gone elsewhere else...
popdiva popdiva 9 years
Tax write-off, publicity stunt - call it whatever you want. To the cynical few making the expected negative comments, let's talk bottom line, shall we. It doesn't matter WHY he's donating the money, that very fact that he is making a donation at all is greatly beneficial to the foundation. The foundation benefits from the money he's donating & from the attention his celebrity brings to it. That's ALL that really matters. Good for him and good for the foundation.
rpenner rpenner 9 years
he did it for publicity. i don't think he's capable of getting past his ego
RaCheer RaCheer 9 years
I'm not impressed...TAX WRITE-OFF!
sarathacoombs sarathacoombs 9 years
My sweet Justin!!!!
LolaDub LolaDub 9 years
thats sweet :P
Tinseltoe Tinseltoe 9 years
He's definitely getting less attractive by age.
ShePirate2010 ShePirate2010 9 years
sumtimes i think money could go other places
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
Well, good for him.
linday_love linday_love 9 years
justin is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hot!!!!I freakin love him!
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 9 years
I mean, I guess maybe that is the case...but then couldnt he just have done an interview and talked about it? Instead of holding up a big cardboard sign with how much money he donated? It just seems so pompous to me..
Christina23559 Christina23559 9 years
I think it's more to bring attention to the charity, than to bring attention to himself, but that's my take on it. I think it's good that he's donating money and I'm sure they would love it if he could donate some time too....
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 9 years
er...maybe its this :barf:?
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 9 years
:puke: I hate it when celebs make a big show out of how much money they donate.
cru5h cru5h 9 years
aww such a sweet boy!
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