Justin Timberlake may be the quintessential pop star of the new millennium, a star who jumped from platform to platform on his way to establishing himself as something bigger than a star: he was a self-sustained empire. Recurring appearances on Saturday Night Live proved to be among the show's most popular spots and he received acclaim for his performance in the Oscar-winning film The Social Network. After juggling numerous ventures outside the music industry, Timberlake returned to the top of the charts with help from Timbaland. Timberlake's journey to stardom began in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was born on January 31, He began performing early, appearing on the televised talent competition Star Search at the age of 11, singing under the name of Justin Randall. This was his first step into the big leagues, leading to him securing a spot on The New Mickey Mouse Club in
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The pop star has signed on to join longtime girlfriend Cameron Diaz in the cast of the forthcoming animated feature "Shrek 3," according to a USA Today report. The film will also see stars Eddie Murphy and Mike Myers reprising their roles in the franchise's third installment. But "Shrek 3" producer Aron Warner wants to make one thing clear about Timberlake's casting: Diaz had nothing to do with Justin landing the part. Timberlake earned it, Warner told the national daily newspaper. Timberlake will voice Artie, a teenage King Arthur who has no interest in his claim to the throne. Shrek, the affable green ogre played by Myers, is enlisted to help teach Timberlake's character how to act like royalty.
A mean lord exiles fairytale creatures to the swamp of a grumpy ogre, who must go on a quest and rescue a princess for the lord in order to get his land back. When a green ogre named Shrek discovers his swamp has been 'swamped' with all sorts of fairytale creatures by the scheming Lord Farquaad, Shrek sets out with a very loud donkey by his side to 'persuade' Farquaad to give Shrek his swamp back. Instead, a deal is made. Farquaad, who wants to become the King, sends Shrek to rescue Princess Fiona, who is awaiting her true love in a tower guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. But once they head back with Fiona, it starts to become apparent that not only does Shrek, an ugly ogre, begin to fall in love with the lovely princess, but Fiona is also hiding a huge secret.
Shrek is a fictional ogre character created by American author William Steig. Shrek is the protagonist of the book of the same name , a series of films by DreamWorks Animation , as well as a musical. The name "Shrek" is derived from the German word Schreck , meaning "fright" or "terror".