It's spriiiing! So, naturally, everyone's talking about March Madness. Also: apparently, we will never, ever, ever be over the '90s. Ever.
I don’t know much about March Madness, except that it relates to picking which Division I team will win NCAA Men’s/Women’s Division I Basketball Championship. That is the extent of my knowledge, and I’m not going to lie, I had to look it up on Wikipedia for the specifics. That said, I know it’s a huge deal for basketball and sports fans. Even the president gets in on it, with his March Madness picks. For me, March Madness is all about the other brackets — like the ones to determine the best breakfast cereal or try to figure out if the ‘80s or the ’90s were the superior decade. Pixar’s video (left) of "Monsters University" teammates reacting to being excluded from the March Madness picks is super cute, too.
In case you didn't know this, Justin Timberlake is kind of a big deal right now, especially with his latest tour announcement, his single "Suit and Tie," and his recent hosting-and-performing gig on SNL. (It was his fifth time on the show, by the way.) Since we're trying to keep everything PG-rated, that eliminates some of the SNL material, but here are some highlights from Saturday's show.
Five Timers Monologue
Justin's monologue includes some former SNL members and a handful of other random celebrities, including Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Candace Bergen, Tom Hanks, and Alec Baldwin. How's that for star power?
Last week Crystal reported on the news that Justin Timerlake had announced an upcoming tour. Well now the details are here, and it turns out he's pairing up with Jay-Z. I guess that should have been obvious when the two performed together at The Grammys, but now it's confirmed. The Legends of Summer Tour will begin on July 17 and end on August 16.
As it's currently scheduled, Legends of Summer is pretty short, but I wouldn't be surprised if more dates were added due to demand, because it's Justin Timberlake and he hasn't toured in six years. Jay-Z, meanwhile, toured last year, but I'm pretty sure he'll enjoy high demand, too.
The U.S. dates are below. Click here to find an upcoming concert and place an order for tickets.
Following last night's Grammy performance (with Jay-Z, guys), Justin Timberlake announced that he'll be heading on tour... because why not? He joins Beyonce, New Kids on the Block/98 Degrees/Boyz II Men, The Eagles, and Fall Out Boy in artists-who-are-back-and-ready-to-tour-this-year. Not bad company to be in.
This week we’re into collectively stepping into a music time machine, the end of that-couple-that-we-thought-would-last-forever, and hockey is kind of, almost, back.
Old artists, new music
If I told you Destiny’s Child and Justin Timberlake were both releasing a new song, you’d probably think we were somewhere around 2004, and that the world had not yet experienced the famous Super Bowl XXVIII Justin Timberlake/Janet Jackson controversy. But you’d be wrong — both artists announced yesterday that they’d be releasing new music, and the world collectively danced to "Rock Your Body" and "Survivor," because why not? Justin Timberlake linked us to a website that counts down till the release of his next single, while Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams will release their second compilation album called "Love Songs" with a new song on it . This mostly means nothing to people who weren't a huge fan of music in the mid-2000s, but for the rest of us, it’s like the music goddesses have been listening to our prayers and delivered.