Justin Gets Roasted as Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Man of the Year
JT4Breakfast has photos and video of Justin’s Hasty Pudding Man of the Year 2010 Roast and Press Conference. HEAD ON OVER to stop and stare.
From the Boston Globe’s coverage of the event:
Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals had their way with Justin Timberlake last night, as the cross-dressing comedy troupe honored the “SexyBack’’ singer with a proper skewering. Timberlake, who plays Facebook adviser and Napster co-founder Sean Parker in the upcoming Boston-based film, “The Social Network,’’ seemed to enjoy the often ribald ribbing.
Pudding producers teased Timberlake about his less-than-stellar film career, calling the pop star a triple threat – “He can sing, he can dance, and he goes straight to DVD.’’ Ouch. Timberlake’s girlfriend Jessica Biel was in the audience to blush and giggle when the Hasty Pudding kids joked that they had asked her what size box Timberlake requires (referring to his infamous “Saturday Night Live’’ skit) – and then brought out a tiny jewelry box that they forced the pop star to strap around his waist. Other Hasty bits poked fun at Timberlake’s career with ’NSYNC and, not surprisingly, there were multiple jokes about his longtime romance with Britney Spears. Hasty producers told Timberlake that “sexy had gone missing,’’ and that they were worried he didn’t have it anymore. “That makes two of us,’’ he responded, with a grin.
Timberlake was then forced into drag, dancing for the hooting audience in pink high heels. At the post-presentation press conference, Timberlake admitted that he felt right at home in a woman’s wig and stilettos. “Every time I’ve hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’ I’ve ended up in drag at least once,’’ he said. Timberlake also took a moment to rib Harvard for forbidding “The Social Network’’ crew from filming on campus, despite the fact that the story – which is about the creation of Facebook – takes place at Harvard. “I’d like to point out that Harvard did not let us film here,’’ he said, tisk-tisking into the mike. Timberlake used his last minutes with the group to describe his Rag & Bone fedora hat to a reporter for the Braille News who couldn’t see it. “It’s gray and it’s beautiful and I’d be happy to get one for you,’’ Timberlake told him earnestly. Sweet, right?
Timberlake was certainly well fed during his time in Cambridge. Accompanied by his mom, Lynn, stepdad, Paul, Timberlake and Biel lunched with the Hastys at Harvest, where Timberlake was treated to chef Mary Dumont’s roasted organic chicken breast. (Biel, who attended Tufts before dropping out to pursue an acting career, had the cod sandwich, and both had the roasted beet salad and a dessert of ginger snaps and chocolate cookies.) Timberlake stayed at the Charles Hotel, where security was unusually tight for a place accustomed to hosting heads of state.