Justin Timberlake takes drugs ... at music festivals. or, at least he has.
According to the Huffington Post, Timberlake discussed his debut South By Southwest show in an interview with MySpace. He also talked about his experiences at California's Coachella music festival:
"This is my first time (at SXSW). I've been to Coachella many times, on many different, um, substances. I've been to Coachella many times but not remembered a lot of it, I'll leave it at that. But I remember I used to go to Coachella a long time ago. I remember Coachella when there wasn't, like, paparazzi and stuff there," Timberlake said, apparently being paid each time he uses the word "Coachella."
"Like, I stood in an open field and one year I saw Nine Inch Nails and the next year I saw Weezer, and I was standing in the middle of the field, you know, like tripping my mind out."
Timberlake admitted smoking pot in a 2011 Playboy interview. "The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking," he said. "Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high."
According to BuzzFeed, Timberlake's new album "The 20/20 Experience" is bursting with marijuana references.
But it seems like he was talking about hallucinogens when discussing Coachella.
LINDSAY LOHAN ACCUSED OF STEALING AGAIN: Stop us if you've heard this one before.
Lindsay Lohan allegedly walked off the set of "Anger Management" earlier this week with jewelry and clothes that didn't belong to her, according to TMZ.
According to E! News, Lohan left the set Wednesday with bracelets and it is unclear whether she got permission to do so, if they were a gift, or if she "forgot" to put them back after the shoot. E! does say the show's producers gave LiLo permission to take a bracelet home on Monday so she could wear it that night.
That's really unfair how they don't pay actresses enough to buy their own stuff.
She also reportedly took pants, shoes, a necklace and some earrings. She told people on the show the value of the items can be subtracted from her salary, but TMZ says no such deal was ever made.
Lohan went to Brazil on Wednesday to promote a brand of jeans for a paycheck of $100,000 a day, wearing what looks like the bracelet she wore on the show.
Back in January, there were reports Lohan stole one of Elizabeth Taylor's prized bracelets. In October, there were allegations that "sticky fingers Lohan" stole $15,000 worth of clothes from the set of "Scary Movie 5." She was also said to have stolen a necklace in 2011 and a mink coat, worth $11,000, in 2008.
C'mon, you guys. She's a celebrity. What's the big deal? It's not like Elizabeth Taylor needed that bracelet anymore.
Lohan was recently sentenced to 90 days in a lockdown rehab facility, in lieu of 90 days in jail, for reckless driving and lying to police in connection with her June car crash with a big rig on the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. Of course, it was only afterward that they discovered there are no lockdown rehabs in New York -- where Lohan currently resides -- or California.
Either way, her sentence is supposed to start May 2.
JENNY LOPEZ LOSES BIG GIG OVER DEMANDS: Jennifer Lopez has gone diva again.
J-Lo's demands for performing at the opening ceremonies of India's Premier League cricket tournament -- an event the New York Post says comes with a viewing audience of 60 million people -- have taken her out of the running.
Organizers balked after receiving the singer's rider from manager Benny Medina, which asked for a private plane and a host of hotel rooms for her cadre of stylists and handlers, among other things.
Wasn't she just Jenny from the block?
Lopez isn't the first celebrity to go nutso over concert riders. According to the Huffington Post, Mariah Carey has reportedly asked for kittens and doves. Rihanna's rider, on the other hand, seems like a simple stoner's paradise: Haribo candy, Oreos, Baybel cheese and Red Bull. Katy Perry is said to have asked for a fridge with a glass door, and Kanye West supposedly once asked for Versace towels. Jay-Z is taking a cigar roller on tour with him this summer and Iggy Pop allegedly asked for a Bob Hope impersonator at every show.
Wouldn't it be weird if Bob Hope used to ask for an Iggy Pop impersonator?
Pitbull has replaced Lopez on the bill.
MATT LAUER GETS THE FINGER: Matt Lauer is seriously running out of friends.
On Friday's "Today" show, Lauer's co-host Savannah Guthrie appeared to flip Matt Lauer the middle finger during a segment about vacuum cleaners.
According to Fox News, it happened after Guthrie struggled to maneuver a vacuum during a demonstration, and Lauer quipped: "By the way this is the first time Savannah has ever vacuumed."
"That is not true. That is not true," she replied, then turning and scowling while holding a finger up at Lauer.
Viewers apparently thought Guthrie angrily flipped Lauer the bird, assuming cameras weren't on her.
That's a pretty weak assumption in 2013. Cameras are on pretty much everyone.
Guthrie took to Twitter to deny flipping Lauer off.
"Folks!! That was my INDEX finger! Photo evidence proving my innocence coming! #fingergate #TGIF "
Yes. She was probably just telling Lauer he's No. 1.
Then again, that doesn't really apply anymore, does it?
Guthrie posted a blurry photo later, calling the incident a "faux controversy."
Lauer then tweeted a photo of himself leaving a room along with the message: "Me storming out of the office after your middle finger salute."
His message, though seemingly meant as a joke, fueled rumors that Guthrie was indeed firing the obscene gesture at Lauer.
A rep for the "Today" show declined to comment on the story but said the tweets from Lauer and Guthrie "speak for themselves."
MICHELLE SHOCKED STAGES SIT-IN: Michelle Shocked sat outside the Santa Cruz venue she was supposed to play Thursday night, playing guitar with her face covered and her mouth taped over, protesting the cancellation after she went on an anti-gay rant at a San Francisco show two weeks ago.
The New York Times reported that Shocked, 51, sat on the ground outside Moe's Alley strumming an acoustic guitar. Instead of talking to spectators, she pointed to a sign and invited people to use a marker and write their comments on her all-white outfit.
Shocked tweeted a message to followers early that day, informing them of her plans and inviting them to come down.
"It's an art project," she wrote. "'My Summer Vacation.' I want your autograph. Bring Sharpie."
Shocked, who once identified herself as a lesbian, has become a born-again Christian in recent years. Much of her tour was canceled by club owners after her San Francisco show.
At one point Thursday, the owner of Moe's Alley, Bill Welch, came out and spoke to Shocked. He later told the Associated Press that he didn't plan to rehire her, nor take further steps against her.
"We will not be bashing Michelle Shocked," he said. "Rather we will celebrate music, diversity and send some healing Santa Cruz energy her way."
MARCH 30 IN HISTORY
Saturday is March 30, the 89th day of 2013. There are 276 days left in the year.
1822: Florida became a United States territory.
1867: U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward reached agreement with Russia to purchase the territory of Alaska for $7.2 million.
1870: The 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibited denying citizens the right to vote and hold office on the basis of race, was declared in effect by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish. Texas was readmitted to the Union.
1909: The Queensboro Bridge, linking the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Queens, opened.
1923: The Cunard liner RMS Laconia became the first passenger ship to circle the globe as it arrived in New York.
1945: The Soviet Union invaded Austria during World War II.
1959: A narrowly divided U.S. Supreme Court, in Bartkus v. Illinois, ruled that a conviction in state court following an acquittal in federal court for the same crime did not constitute double jeopardy.
1963: Singer Lesley Gore, age 16, recorded her hit "It's My Party" for Mercury Records in New York.
1972: North Vietnamese forces launched their three-pronged Easter Offensive against South Vietnam; the fighting lasted until the following October.
1981: President Ronald Reagan escaped an attempt on his life outside a Washington D.C. hotel, where he was shot and seriously wounded by John W. Hinckley Jr. Also wounded were White House Press Secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, and District of Columbia police officer Thomas Delahanty. In 1986: Actor James Cagney died at his farm in Stanfordville, N.Y., at age 86.
2002: Britain's Queen Mother Elizabeth died at Royal Lodge, Windsor, outside London; she was 101 years old.
2003: A Palestinian suicide bomber wounded some 30 people outside a packed cafe in northern Israel, an attack the Islamic Jihad called "Palestine's gift to the heroic people of Iraq."
2008: The Army said the remains of Sgt. Matt Maupin, captured in Iraq in 2004, had been found and identified. Chinese spectators cheered as Greece handed off the Olympic flame for its journey to Beijing and relay through 20 countries; but protesters brandishing Tibetan flags stole the limelight. President George W. Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Washington's new stadium, Nationals Park; the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, in the first regular-season game played at the park. Cambodian-born journalist Dith Pran, whose story became the subject of the award-winning film "The Killing Fields," died in New Brunswick, N.J. at age 65.
2012: President Barack Obama said he was plowing ahead with potential sanctions against countries that kept buying oil from Iran, including allies of the United States, in a deepening campaign to starve Iran of money for its disputed nuclear program. Anthony Davis became the first Kentucky basketball player and second freshman to be selected the Associated Press' Player of the Year.
Game show host Peter Marshall (87), actor John Astin (83), actor Warren Beatty (76), guitarist Eric Clapton (68), actor Robbie Coltrane (63), actor Paul Reiser (56), rapper MC Hammer (50), singer Tracy Chapman (49), actor Ian Ziering (49), singer Celine Dion (45), singer Norah Jones (34).