To celebrate Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's wedding, one of Timberlake's friends decided to make the couple a tribute video to air at the reception. So nice, right? Wrong. The video, created by Timberlake's friend, Los Angeles real estate agent, Justin Huchel, features homeless men on the streets of L.A. offering the newlyweds their well-wishes. "Justin, Jessica. I haven't seen you all in a long time, my gift is in the mail," says a toothless man. We can only imagine that the happy couple couldn't wait to thank good ol' Huch for such a classy, thoughtful gift.
Since a portion of the eight minute video was posted on Gawker Wednesday, the general Interweb-reading public has expressed the scorn they feel for it. But, seeing as no one knows who Huchel is, the public's anger has instead been directed towards Biel and Timberlake.
The couple, who knew nothing of the video's content before it was played at their wedding, are left taking the heat for their friend's poor taste. Their fans have proclaimed on Twitter that, thanks to Huchel's lovely gift, they now think less of the stars. One "former" Timberlake fan proclaimed, "It's official I am no longer a @jtimberlake fan!! Unfollowing you right now! Mocking the homeless is wrong!"
Here's the video, if you want to take a look-see for yourself.
Of course, Huchel isn't the first normal to soil the reputation of his celebrity friend. We've rounded up some of the most rabble-rousing celebrity entourage members. Jeez, with friends like these…
Roger Clinton Jr.
Former President Bill Clinton's half-brother was nicknamed "Headache" by the secret service for causing his big bro so much woe. President Clinton even went so far as to grant his baby brother a Presidential Pardon for a cocaine-related offense Roger pleaded guilty to in 1985. Just a month after the pardon, however, Roger was arrested for drunk driving in California. Womp.
Talk about an ungrateful house guest. Kato was staying at O. J. Simpson's abode on the night Simpson allegedly murdered his ex-wife and her friend. After testifying at Simpson's trial, Kato went on milk his 15 minutes of fame for all they were worth, earning himself a reputation as a freeloader. In 2004, he even planned to develop a reality show called House Guest in which he would stay at various celebrities' homes.
Jamal "Shyne" Barrow
Think for a second way back to 1999. P Diddy was known to the world as Puff Daddy and he was dating Jennifer Lopez, who wasn't even from the block yet. The two of them were out at a club one night celebrating the fact that Diddy's protégé Jamal "Shyne" Barrow had just scored a record deal when Barrow got in a fight and pulled out a gun. Barrow, who hit three unarmed victims, went to jail for nine years and then was deported to his native Belize. Even though Diddy didn't participate in the violence, he became embroiled in a lengthy legal battle for compensation. It's safe to assume Diddy was none too pleased, to say the least.
Sam Lutfi cozied up to Britney Spears after she suffered her infamous head-shaving breakdown in 2007. Fast-forward five years and a few restraining orders, and you'll find Lutfi testifying in court as we speak while suing Spears' parents for defamation.
And then there is HBO's Entourage, in which everyone is hanger-on who should be flicked off like a sticky booger. Don't ever forget about them.
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Woo! SXSW has just released their line up for 2011 and as usual it looks awesome. The annual movie, music, and digital... umm... stuff festival takes place March 11-20 in Austin, Tex. and has become one of the leading film festivals in the country.
For the full list, head over to IFC, but we’ve selected a handful to be on the lookout for as they sound awesome.
The Beaver, Paul, Source Code, Super, Conan O’Brian Can’t Stop -- SXSW attracts big name films year after year. These are the ones you should see in 2011.
96 MINUTES: Four young lives. One night. One terrifying event. These 96 minutes will change everything.
It sounds like this film takes place in real time, with the whole movie taking 96 minutes to screen. Add on that Brittany Snow is cast and I’m all there.
The City Dark: The film chronicles the disappearance of darkness, following astronomers, cancer researchers, ecologists and philosophers in a quest to understand what is lost in the glare of city lights.
The one thing I’ve missed since moving to NYC is the stars. A documentary on the subject? Sweeeeet.
FIGHTVILLE: A documentary about the art and sport of fighting: a microcosm of life, a physical manifestation of that other brutal contest called the American Dream.
Fight Club: the documentary? You know the rules....
Girl Walks Into a Bar: A sharp-witted comedy that follows a group of apparent strangers in interlocking stories taking place in ten different bars during the course of one evening in Los Angeles.
The cast includes Carla Gugino, Zachary Quinto, Danny DeVito, Josh Hartnett, and Rosario Dawson. How does this not sound good?
The Other F Word: When the most anti-authoritarian among us become the ultimate authorities... we might just have to use The Other F Word.
Ok, the only reason I put this one on here is because I honestly can’t think of the other F word? Friend? Fired? Fugitive? What is it?!
Bad Fever: A humorless loner attempts to win the admiration of a drifter with his debut performance at the local comedy club.
There is nothing better than crappy stand up. NOTHING.
blacktino: Sad, fat, black, latino, nerd. It doesn't get any worse than that.
WUSS: A high school teacher is severely beaten by his own students. Too embarrassed to inform the authorities, he plots his own revenge.
How does that not sound awesome??
Kevin Spacey, federal larceny and NASA - three things I didn’t think I would write about today, but nevertheless three things I secretly hoped that I would get to write about today. And guess what? Today is my lucky day!
Sony Pictures has bought the rights to Sex on the Moon, the upcoming book from Ben Mezrich that chronicles one man’s scheme to steal the moon. Well, that kind of over sells it a bit. He planned to steal moon rocks! Eh, not impressive enough. He’s going to steal moon rocks... FROM NASA! Okay, now we’re talking. The true story follows Thad Roberts as he convinces two of his fellow NASA interns to steal millions of dollars worth of lunar samples from a highly secure NASA facility. The crazy thing is that they actually get away with it. Well, until they try to sell the rocks and get apprehended at their first transaction. Womp womp.
Sony Pictures really, and I mean really, likes Mezrich. He’s the author of The Accidental Billionaires, which was adapted into The Social Network that has been winning a few awards lately. He’s also the author of the book that was adapted into 21, which might not have been a critical darling like The Social Network but still made a buttload of cash for the studio.
And how does Kevin Spacey (appropriate name, dont'cha think?) fit into all of this? Well besides starring in 21, he was also an executive producer on The Social Network (weird, right?) and will once again executive produce Sex on the Moon.
Source: Sony Pictures