THE four-year wait for another Justin Timberlake album will continue for a while yet.
I’ve learned that he has put his return to music on hold, ahead of the release of a bombshell documentary from Janet Jackson which he fears could wreak havoc on his career.
The SexyBack singer’s team are preparing damage control strategies after it was announced that the first half of the two-parter, titled Janet, would premiere on January 28 in the US.
She has spent years working on the documentary, which is yet to be confirmed for broadcast in the UK.
It will take an in-depth look at very personal parts of her story — particularly the shocking moment during the half-time show at the 2004 American Super Bowl when Justin unwittingly exposed her breast on stage.
A source said: “To say that Justin and his team are worried about the docu-mentary is an understate-ment.
“There was a major backlash against him last year after the Framing Britney Spears documentary was released and he was criticised for how he treated Britney when they split up in 2002.
“Now they are bracing for details about the Super Bowl story, which weren’t previously known, to come out.
“He has quietly been working on music but there is no chance he will be putting anything out any time soon with this hanging over his head.
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“The pencilled-in dates for his next release have been pushed back because it could certainly harm sales.”
Justin apologised in February last year for the way in which he had treated Britney and Janet, following widespread criticism on social media.
He said he was sorry to the two women for “contributing to the problem of misogyny”.
He was slammed for his past comments about ex-girlfriend Britney, and the way he failed to stand up for Janet after the Super Bowl incident.
He said at the time: “I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right.
“I specifically want to apologise to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I failed.”
In a trailer for Janet’s documentary, a member of her team tells her that Justin had asked for her to be involved in his most recent Super Bowl show in 2018.
That was a story Bizarre had at the time.
Janet and Justin are two great performers, but they will really be putting on a show with this latest drama
Glastonbury hit by mega Covid losses
Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis has revealed the festival lost more than £3.1million last year after it was cancelled due to Covid.
It was the second time the pandemic stopped the event going ahead, and in new financial documents,
Michael said they were lucky to be able to cover the huge losses thanks to a profit made in previous years.
In better news though, he said Glasto is set to go ahead this June. But bosses face “significant costs” associated with putting extra Covid safety measures in place.
The paperwork says: “Plans for the 2022 festival are under way and the directors and staff are in liaison with the relevant authorities to proactively plan for the festival to take place in June 2022.
“The directors are aware there are likely to be significant costs related to necessary Covid-19 measures.”
Billie Eilish has already been announced as a headliner for the event at Worthy Farm, which hasn’t taken place since 2019.
After such a lengthy wait, this year’s could be the best ever.
Berry nice, Dua
Flying from the UK to the Caribbean must have put Dua Lipa's head in a spin, judging by the fact she’s got knitwear on for a day by the pool.
She shared this photo on Instagram of her wearing a woolly hat and a top with a strawberry on it over her bikini.
But the Levitating singer is currently on holiday on the star-studded island of St Barts, where yesterday temperatures dipped to a low of . . . 25 degrees.
However, things are about to get much busier for Dua as she is set to kick off her Future Nostalgia tour in Miami on February 9 – almost two years later than originally planned.
The new start date means that she is likely to miss the Brit Awards in London.
The ceremony is due to take place on February 8, and the singer is up for Best Pop/R&B Act and Song of the Year for Cold Heart – her chart-topping collab with Elton John.
I will just have to keep my fingers crossed that her tour eventually makes it over to this side of the Atlantic.
Adele's hit is heaven sent
Adele is changing tack when it comes to her next single, giving fan-favourite Oh My God another chance instead of her original plan of action.
Oh My God went to No2 just as an album track from her record 30 when it was released in November.
Now it will be given a major push, with an official video and radio station airtime to boost its chart position further.
The move comes despite Adele having previously said that I Drink Wine would be the next single.
She is believed to have shot a video for that song before her comeback single Easy On Me came out, but now its release has been pushed back.
Instead she will put out a clip for Oh My God next Wednesday.
Adele shared a black-and white-snippet on Instagram to give her fans a treat.
She wrote: “Rested and Re-Set! Feeling ready for 2022, there’s so much coming, I’m excited for you all to see it.”
Oh My God has been streamed 108million times on Spotify.
‘Somehow it still sells’
Despite being one of the most successful touring acts of all time, Westlife still fear no one will turn up to their shows.
The group, who head off on tour across the UK and Ireland in July, have admitted they worry they are pushing their luck when it comes to the bigger venues such as London’s Wembley Stadium.
Nicky Byrne, who is in the man band with Shane Filan, Markus Feehily and Kian Egan told me: “We do still get nervous like, will we still sell 300,000 tickets any more? Especially now that often the fans have seen us before.
“Thirty-two years into your career, to be playing Wembley is mad.
“We do have those discussions where we sit down and say, ‘Are we booking too many shows?’."
But the groups loyal fans keep coming back for more.
Nicky added: “Somehow it still sells. I guess that as we reinvent the songs, people go away happy.”
Zen's zebra stripes
Zendaya gave off her best Beetlejuice vibes as she attended a photo-call for the second series of the hit HBO show Euphoria.
The American actress and singer oozed high glamour in a black and white-striped gown at the glitzy event in California.
Zendaya made waves in the gritty drama’s first series when she played troubled drug addict Rue Bennett.
Fans had been wondering if she would be written out of a follow-up series after her character appeared to overdose in the final episode.
The show, about high school students grappling with drugs, sex and violence, saw Zendaya make history in 2020 as she became the youngest winner of the Best Actress category in a drama at the Emmys.
Given the success of Spider Man: No Way Home, I have no doubt she will add to that trophy cabinet very soon.
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