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Timberlake says he made peace with Jackson after halftime show
Justin Timberlake says he has made peace with Janet Jackson following the pair's infamous 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that involved Jackson's breast being accidentally exposed.

The singer discussed how he felt about the incident with Beats 1 host Zane Lowe as he prepares to take the stage Feb. 4 for the halftime show of Super Bowl LII.

"I stumbled through it. You know, to be quite honest I had my wires crossed. And it's something that you have to look back on and go, like, 'OK, well, you know, you can't change what's happened, but, you know, you can move forward and learn from it,'" Timberlake said.

"Absolutely. Yeah. And ... I don't know that a lot of people know that," he continued of resolving the situation with Jackson. "I mean, I don't think it's my job to do that, because you value the relationships that you do have with people."

The first part of Timberlake's interview with Lowe will be broadcasted Thursday at 1p.m. EST on Beats 1.

Timberlake previously talked about his halftime show incident with Jackson while appear on The Late Show, joking with host Stephen Colbert, "Apparently a lot of people watch the Super Bowl ... I have learned that a lot of people watch the Super Bowl."


Kristen Wiig joins Apple comedy series from Reese Witherspoon
Kristen Wiig is set to star in a new half-hour comedy series from executive producer Reese Witherspoon that has been picked up by Apple.

The untitled comedy is based on Curtis Sittenfeld's upcoming short story collection titled You Think It, I'll Say It, CNN reported.

Witherspoon's production company Hello Sunshine is handling the project with Collen McGuinness (30 Rock) serving as creator and showrunner, noted The Hollywood Reporter. McGuinness is also executive producing along with Lauren Neustadter and Wiig.

The show marks a return to television for Wiig who transitioned over to films after appearing on Saturday Night Live from 2005-2012.

For Witherspoon, the show is Hello Sunshine's third project with Apple including a series starring Octavia Spencer titled Are You Sleeping and an untitled morning show drama that stars the actress and Jennifer Aniston.

Apple has yet to announce how it will release its upcoming slate of original programming that also includes the Steven Spielberg produced Amazing Stories anthology and space drama See.


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"I always find something distasteful in the way women are portrayed, whereas I've always found very inspiring characters offered to me in historical pieces."
--Keira Knightley, on why she doesn't like modern-day films, to Variety



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Which actor was named 2018 Hasty Pudding Man of the Year?


'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' mobile game comes alive in first trailer
The Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery mobile game comes alive in a first teaser trailer.

The preview for the role-playing game returns viewers to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with glimpses of familiar characters Hagrid, Professor Minerva McGonagall and Professor Snape.

Players will create a student avatar, who attends classes, learns spells and other magical skills, and forms friendships or rivalries with other students. The character's choices in the game will affect their story arc.

Hogwarts Mystery is set in the 1980s prior to Harry Potter's birth, when Nymphadora Tonks and Bill Weasley were students. The game, developed by Jam City and Portkey Games, will debut later this year.

"What an honor it is for Jam City to develop a mobile game for one of the largest and most iconic brands in history," Jam City co-founder Chris DeWolfe said in December after the game was announced.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is inspired by the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling. The novels were adapted into eight movies starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.


Keith Urban announces new album 'Graffiti U' and world tour
Keith Urban has announced a new album titled Graffiti U and a world tour set for 2018.

Urban announced the new album and tour Wednesday as he performed a surprise free show at the Exit/In rock club in Nashville.

"I was toying with the letter 'U,'" the country star said of the album and tour's name while speaking with Rolling Stone. "Obviously it's the first letter of my last name, but I liked that when you say it, it's also the word 'You.' For me, that's the listener, that's the audience."

"Graffiti to me felt very uninhibited, artistic, liberated expression. "Graffiti" to me is a blank canvas and pure artistic expression upon that," he continued.

Urban has yet to announce a release date for the album. The initial dates for the world tour include 58 shows across the United States and Canada.

The tour is set to kick off June 15 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis before wrapping up Nov. 3 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.


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Which actor was named 2018 Hasty Pudding Man of the Year?

Paul Rudd has been named Hasty Pudding Theatricals' 52nd Man of the Year.

The actor and screenwriter will be honored by Harvard University's famed acting troupe on Feb. 2 where he will receive his Pudding Pot at the Farkas Hall performing arts theater in Cambridge.

A roast of Rudd and a live streamed press conference will also take place.

"We are incredibly excited to be honoring Mr. Rudd as our Man of the Year. The entire company is in awe of his many accomplishments in film and television. Specifically, in his ability to have not aged since 1995. We cannot wait for him to reveal the fountain of youth to us. Oh, and we hear he's a pretty funny guy, too," said Pudding president Amira Weeks in a statement.

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Man and Woman of the Year Awards are presented annually to performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment. Previous male recipients have included Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hanks, Chris Pratt, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Justin Timberlake and most recently Ryan Reynolds in 2017.

Mila Kunis was named Hasty Pudding Theatricals' 68th Woman of the Year on Wednesday.

Rudd is best known for starring in the films Ant-Man, Anchorman, 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, I Love You, Man, Clueless, and Wet Hot American Summer among many others.

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