Okay, so I'm going to gush about some guy that I don't usually care all that much about, but the potential is there for him to become one of the 21st century's greatest entertainers. Personally, I could care less about Justin Timberlake's singing career, his days with NSYNC, his relationship with Brittany Spears. He can dance with Janet or Madonna all he wants. The truly impressive thing about JT is that he does all this so well. Last week, I watched the 2008 Espy Awards, along with my mom, who immediately connected Timberlake with the person who ripped off Janet Jackson's "wardrobe" at the end of halftime at the Superbowl. Well, at least the awards would be good.
The amazing thing about this year's Espys was that the awards were banal, but JT's comedy, his performance, the one-liners as the commercials ended that were perfectly dry and instantly hilarious, stole the show completely. It turned out to be the Justin Timberlake Comedy hour. Even the Hollywood reporters on Headline News were shocked to find out how great of an "entertainer" JT is. It put Jay Leno's monologues to shame, and brought comparisons to such legends as James Dean and Johnny Carson. He's truly a renaissance man, and can do anything he set's his mind to. Further, he's launched his career past the doldrums of his female cohorts on the Mickey Mouse Club, and has kept himself out of all the trouble his friends have gotten themselves into.