Thursday, March 17, 2011

On the rocks alert:
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are no longer a couple.

Publications: People, Us Weekly, OK!
Date: 28 March 2011

Fresh trash on Thursdays! The break-up of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel is a done deal, and it produced six headlines on five different magazines with three different slants this week, so I'm writing three different posts, one per slant.

(Is that clear? I'm a mathematician, so it makes sense to me, but I've been in front of enough classes to know that isn't quite enough.)

All these stories talk about their break-up and either blame Justin for being a man slut or leave it vague. Here are the headlines.
  • People: Justin and Jessica
    Inside their split
  • OK!: Why Justin dumped Jessica
  • Us Weekly: How he broke her heart
    After Justin dumps her, Jessica must finally face the truth about his double life
Like almost all posts featuring Justin Timberlake, this one gets the "man sluts" label. Some of the Hollywood Lotharios romantically attached to several women in the gossip rags may actually be trying to hide that they bat for the other team.

I don't think Justin Timberlake bats for the other team.


Karen Zipdrive said...

Somehow I think she'll end up okay.
And he needs to reconcile with Britney.

Matty Boy said...

Honestly, I think he's too big a star now and she's just been treading water.