Plus, Fox celebrates Reality at the Really Awards, before reality sinks in
Justin Timberlake capped a week of golf centered fundraising for Shriner’s Hospital for Children with a blowout benefit concert “with friends” at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on Saturday night. His amigos Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Ciara and Taylor Swift all performed surprise sets at the three-hour Timberlake-apalooza. Amongst the many surprises, the surviving members of TLC performing together for the first time in six years. Timberlake, formerly characterized as the next Michael Jackson, perhaps is better compared to Clive Davis. The host’s golf tourney at TPC Summerlin (where the host celebrated a million-dollar hole in one attempt, pictured at left; Getty Images), his all-star concert, and private after party certainly rivaled the music mogul’s legendary Grammy weekend bashes.
Back in L.A., the holes were in the ceiling at the Henry Fonda Theater last Tuesday. It rained, it poured, and even leaked inside Fox Reality Channel’s “Really” awards show — and I’m just talking about the silicone. The torrential downpour outside did little to dampen the spirits of reality’s biggest night.
It wasn’t until the next morning, that attendees realized they had attended the equivalent of the 1912 Maritime Safety Awards Show on the Titanic. Within hours of the taping, TheWrap broke news that Fox is voting the cabler off its island. The channel will cease programming by March to make way for new channel “Nat Geo Wild."