Saturday, February 10, 2007

US Weekly, X17online.com, People, and E! on Kevin Federline at Rolling Stone Party

Justin Rocks Hollywood, K-Fed's Body
Saturday February 10, 2007

Justin Timberlake's member didn't show up in a box, but K-Fed danced in one. In fact, young Hollywood's elite -- including bachelor Kevin Federline swaying in a VIP balcony -- packed L.A. club Avalon Friday night for a private concert by Timberlake and his pals The Black Eyed Peas, Nelly Furtado and Timbaland.

The invite-only show, hosted by Verizon Wireless and Rolling Stone, kicked off Grammys weekend and was held officially to celebrate the launch of T-Lake's new mobile channel.

But Usmagazine.com was really there to gawk and talk with celebs -- and pretend we were watching the rockin' show while not-so-secretly obsessing over the night's soap-operatic sub-plots: In-love Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minillo ignoring Joe Simpson as he walked by their VIP table, Timberlake and Federline on the red carpet man-hugging (with Timberlake's current flavor of the moment Scarlett Johanassen in the audience), The Hills stars Lauren "L.C." Conrad (sans sidekick Heidi Montag) and ex Brody Jenner avoiding each other, and newly single Cisco Adler dealing with his breakup with Mischa Barton like, uh, Michael Jackson might: wearing eyeliner and full-on makeup.

But we knew we were vibrating at the epicenter of a celebrity earthquake when Paris Hilton started doing one of her party-girl jigs and hardly anyone noticed. Or, as Conrad put it, "Everyone's here tonight!"

Yeah, everyone but Cameron Diaz.

Source: usmagazine.com



Source: x17online.com

Justin & K-Fed's Red-Carpet Run-In

As Justin Timberlake made his way down the carpet into a special Friday night performance at Hollywood's Avalon, he came face to face with his ex's ex: Kevin Federline. The two – who've recently made a habit of crossing paths – exchanged a brief hug, then K-Fed motioned to the press to keep it quiet, signaling "Shhh" with his finger.

Source: people.com

After finally finagling my way through a ginormous herd of party revelers, I catch a glimpse of Mr. J.T. himself on the red carpet. He’s looking as sexy as ever in an adorable vest and bowler hat, but I’m caught a little off guard when he says hello to his ex’s ex. “Did he really just say whaddup to Kevin Federline?” whispers a just-as-shocked-as-I-am photographer while snapping as many pictures as possible. Even stranger is that K-Fed forgoes the VIP area and chills backstage with tonight’s performers.

Source: eonline.com

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should see what the Britney fans are saying, they're trying to say Justin was just being civil or something, and this was some kind of awkard moment. When it's obvious Kevin wouldn't be there if Justin hadn't invited him - to the V.I.P. area no less with all of those other celebs.

Anonymous said...

It was a verizon wireless and rolling stone party. They invited the celebs. Learn how to read goofy.

Anonymous said...

public relations people for the show sponsors make the guest lists...when taco bell sponsors a vip show maybe fed-ex could invite T-lake be his backup dancer...


the conspiracy theorist

Anonymous said...

Exactly Justin didn't get to create the list of Celebs...it isn't HIS party...it was a party thrown by Verizon and RS to announce his collab with Verizon! The PR people make the list of guests, not the celebs! The VIP area is accessiable by anyone who had an invite to the party!

Anonymous said...

So you guys figure Justin had no say in the guest list? Puleeeze. Kevin would not be there without Justin's okay.

Anonymous said...

This is an "invite-only show." Of course Kevin was invited.

Anonymous said...

^Celebs don't have control over the guest list unless it is their own, personal, private party! If it is a sponsered event....any celeb can and likely would be invited becuase to PR people the more Celebs there...the better the event looks! PR doesn't care if one celeb doesn't like another and vice versa....besides that leads to drama and attention the next day...a la like now!

Anonymous said...

The only reason there's drama is because people can't handle the fact that Justin has accepted Kevin and given him a hug. This isn't their first interaction, Justin went up to Kevin at the Super Bowl as well.

Actually, Kevin has been interacting with many celebs lately, he was also pictured with will.i.am recently and I imagine he's a friend of Justin's as well.

Kevin is in. That's what some people are having trouble with. But it doesn't make it any less true.

Anonymous said...

I work in P.R. This is what you do. You have parties, you take image shots, you make press. Justin's people were smart. Kevin's people were smarter. It has sparked press. That is the main point.

This doesn't mean that Kevin and Justin are friends. In fact I doubt they are. Justin hugged a lot of people that night for goodness sake. He was the host. Could you imagine the press if they snubbed each other. This is a business.

Also Kevin was "in" the moment he said "I Do". He is a celebrity in the likes that Paris Hilton is a celebrity. Known for who he has done and not for what he has done. That is not a dig, it is just the truth.

I think all fandoms Britney, Justin, and Kevin's alike are making more out of this than it is.

Anonymous said...

I realize P.R. is part of the game, but there's a little more to it than that. Britney and Justin hugging would have been even bigger P.R. but that didn't happen.

I don't think that Justin and Kevin are suddenly BFFs, but they are friendly. They knew each other before Kevin and Britney got married. Justin approached Kevin at the Super Bowl and that was not on the red carpet.

Kevin's making the rounds. It was fortunate that the Super Bowl opportunity came up because it gave him a really good reason to attend the Super Bowl parties and schmooze with the other celebs.

He could have been snubbed, that is what people seemed to think would happen, but he wasn't. He was friendly and other celebs accepted him.

Celebrity is all a game, I agree. Marrying Britney made Kevin famous, but it doesn't look like he's going to go the way of Jason and only pop up once in a while to talk about Britney. He's creating his own identity, and making his own friends.

Anonymous said...

Why would they snub him? If the Hiltons, Ritchies, Stewarts, and Reids of the world are still invited to parties, then why in the world wouldn't Kevin be? He is on the tabloid list (his images go for around $5000) people will want him.

Also it is not great press to be rude to people especially during awards season. I am sure they are friendly. I don't get why they wouldn't be because Kevin hooked up with Britney long after they were over and he was with someone new.

I am just saying it is all P.R and nothing more. Kevin and his people are clever because he really is working the party/carpet scenes. That is the way to stay in the public. His music, modeling, and acting projects should be interesting.

Anonymous said...

I agree P.R. is happening - just not "all P.R. and nothing more". They are still human beings after all. Marriages, divorces, friendships, and enemies are not "all P.R. and nothing more", even for celebrities.

Justin and Kevin have something in common, they were both spectacularly dumped by Britney Spears. Kevin used to dance for Justin, and now Kevin's best friend Eddie does. Kevin went to see Justin's concert. Justin said hello at the Super Bowl. Kevin went to Justin's party and they warmly greeted each other.

It is good for Kevin to make the rounds, but he was doing that before the divorce and before even his marriage. That's how he managed to become a successful dancer and that's how he managed the creation of his CD. Heck, that's how he met Britney Spears. But that's just good advice for anyone who's in business for themselves as celebrities are, networking is a very important skill.

I'm just saying - it's not all fake, it's not all P.R. They need certain skills to play the celebrity game, but that doesn't mean they spend their lives doing nothing they actually want to do.

Anonymous said...

Really, beleieve what you want. This isn't the first time celebrity exes have bumped into each other and have been civil. I have seen it a thousand times. It is a small Hollywood world.

Did I say that "marriages,divorces, friendships,and enemeies" were all P.R and nothing more? No. I just said that this particular moment was very much a P.R. move. Yes Eddie is Kevin's friend. Yes he is own tour with Justin right now. Eddie and Justin have been friends for years now. It is a show of support and I agree that is not P.R., but walking the red carpet and getting a photo-op with Justin Timberlake is. Period.

There is nothing wrong with that. I don't get why people are acting like it is a negative thing. I can guarantee that BOTH parties were forewarned that a picture with them both was desired to be taken because people have been waiting for it for a while now. It creates buzz. It is just the way the game is played, no more no less.

Whatever else they do is up to them. Not all of it is fake, but a lot of it is. And it more than you think. This business is shady is hell and Kevin has proven time and time again that he can handle it. That is a good thing. Maybe celebrities of all "List" status can't say the same.

Anonymous said...

Okay, well I don't disagree with you. I'm sure both Justin and Kevin were aware of the implications of a public exchange on the red carpet before it happened. It very likely was planned, and it accounts for why Kevin would ditch the Anti-Valentine's day party.

It's actually the people that are saying Kevin just randomly showed up and Justin awkwardly hugged him because he had no other choice that I'm disagreeing with much more.

Anonymous said...

^Get over it. They did awkwardly hug each other. If you look at the photos while they are "hugging", Justin is not even looking at him.

Anonymous said...

^ The whole series of pictures is posted here, Justin is looking at Kevin in the first three. It's a friendly exchange. You get over it.

Anonymous said...

Justin and Kevin were giving each other a friendly exchange considering. I do think Justin's expression shows awkwardness, but I doubt it means more than people are reading into it.

Anonymous said...

Of course Justin looked at K-Fraud when they were shaking heads, idiot. I'm talking about when they both "hugged" each other. Justin is not looking at him in not one single photo. It was definitely a photo op.

Anonymous said...

Oops...that's "shaking hands*

Anonymous said...

Here is a hilarious comment by someone from BE. Which I think is right on point.

"Does anyone else notice how uncomfortable Justin looks? It's funny, because his smile is so phony.

I see this as Kevin's pathetic attempt to show Britney how he no longer cares about her. I remember Kevin saying something like Justin was his biggest hater, and now this? All of sudden he's been stalking Justin all over the place. It's all to give people something to talk about, how pathetic."

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Anonymous said...

Kevin and Justin mentioned each other while Kevin was married to Britney, usually because they were asked directly. For example I believe Kevin was asked who the better dancer was between them and what else is he supposed to say but himself. But they never said they hated each other. I remember Kevin even saying Justin was a good artist and he wouldn't mind working with him but didn't think it would happen because it would be too weird. That was while he was married, now he's not. So it's not so weird anymore.

Why wouldn't Kevin take the opportunity to be friendly with Justin if it's there. It's a great connection for him to have, Britney aside. Britney made it clear she was done with Kevin, so why shouldn't he.

Anonymous said...

Neither have anything to lose by being friendly, I think some ppl are mad because they would rather believe what is written in the tabliod media about Kevin and that other celebs bad-mouth him, so to see this exchange they read a whole lot of different things into it just to make themself feel better.

Kelly.

Anonymous said...

I remember kevin saying he would beat justin if they ever had a fight. He was real cocky when the dj asked him who would win.

Anonymous said...

why does it go unnoticed when kfed goes partying like 2 weeks more in a row but if brit does the world throws a hissy fit! not right america is sexist

Anonymous said...

^Probably because Britney flashed her crotch, and acted like a complete idiot. That's not a good example from a mother of two.

Anonymous said...

How is Britney's rep any different than a father of four who parties all the time and has a bad reputation of being about booze, clubs, and girls over the kids?

I'll tell you. The difference is that Kevin is trying to clean up his image and Britney is not.

I still feel bad for the kid though. No hard feeling Kev and Brit, I am sure you are nice people.

Anonymous said...

Does he even see his kids from Shar? I haven't seen him with them since the disney world pics.