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Justin Timberlake’s ego crushed by arrest, album flop, trolling fans: sources

The sheen has worn off America’s onetime golden boy.

The latest kick to Justin Timberlake’s ego? When, as Page Six reported, the young cop who arrested him for DWI in Sag Harbor early Tuesday didn’t recognize his face or name.

“Justin said under his breath, ‘This is going to ruin the tour,’” a source told Page Six. “The cop replied, ‘What tour?’ Justin said, ‘The world tour.’”

Timberlake looked glassy eyed in his mug shot – despite allegedly saying he had just one martini before his arrest. Sag Harbor Police Department via Getty Images

Indeed, the 43-year-old singer is due to perform in Chicago on Friday and will be at Madison Square Garden next week, sources confirmed. But he may not have his old swagger — especially after his latest album, “Everything I Thought It Was,” dropped off the Billboard 200 after just four weeks.


Sources told The Post that the singer and actor’s career is not where he thought it would be at this point.

Justin Timberlake leaves the court house in Sag Harbour after his DWI arrest, with celebrity attorney Eddie Burke. Doug Kuntz Timberlake was arrested after being pulled over smelling of alcohol, according to cops. Doug Kuntz

“The album didn’t do too well, and I don’t see Justin getting big acting roles right now,” said a well-placed Hollywood insider. “I just think Justin has a bad reputation in Hollywood as a bit of a jerk and a pain in the ***.”

“He’s got a bit of an ego,” said an industry insider.

The past few days, complete with Timberlake’s glass-eyed mug shot, are a clear indication that the former *NSYNC heartthrob has some very real mid-life crisis issues.

Not least of them is the fact that his wife, actress Jessica Biel is said to be “extremely upset” with her husband’s antics, according to US Weekly.

Jessica Biel was filming in NYC when her husband was arrested. SteveSands/NewYorkNewswire/MEGA  

While Timberlake has traded on his dimpled good looks and sunny charm for decades, he’s not been having a great year.

“Everything I Thought It Was” became his first solo release to miss the No. 1 spot since “Justified” in 2002. The record was met with criticism and weaker than usual sales upon its release in March.

Ticket sales for “The Forget Tomorrow World Tour” have been similarly lackluster.

“His golden boy image is definitely depleted,” the Hollywood source said.

Timberlake is best known for his dimpled good looks and charm. He’s seen performing here at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in LA in April. Getty Images

“Reptile,” last year’s Netflix thriller, saw Timberlake deemed by critics as making “his best impression of Ben Affleck in “Gone Girl.”

His biggest success in recent years has come from voicing a character in the the “Trolls” movies. The latest, “Band Together,” saw him reunited with *NYSNC and releasing “Better Place,” the boy band’s first single in more than 20 years.

It’s surely not the career he imagined when, as The Post reported in 2010, he had his eyes on an Oscar nomination for his role in “The Social Network.”

Timberlake is in the midst of his world tour — he’s seen here in Vancouver in April — and will return to the stage in Chicago on Friday. Getty Images for Live Nation Timberlake’s latest album, “Everything I Thought It Was,” dropped off the Billboard 200 chart after just four weeks. AP

Back then, we reported that he was “doing things his own way, including attending Academy screenings on his own and privately reaching out to award winners and Academy darlings Tom Hanks and Kevin Spacey for campaigning advice.”

In the end, only co-star Jesse Eisenberg received nod, although Timberlake did get to open the Oscars in 2017 with a rambunctious performance of his nominated, self-penned song, “Can’t Stop The Feeling.” (From, yes, a “Trolls” movie.”)

It was seen as a feat when Timberlake managed to leapfrog from boy-band success to solo fame with edgy, grown-up songs like “Senorita” and “***yBack.”

One of his biggest hits, “Cry Me a River,” is widely believed to be about cheating by his ex-girlfriend and former “Mickey Mouse Club” co-star, Britney Spears.

Former “Mickey Mouse Club” stars Britney Spears and Timberlake were on of the hottest couple of the ’90s. PMc – Patrick McMullan

Timberlake was seen as having come out of 2004’s Super Bowl “Nipplegate” — when he exposed Janet Jackson’s breast in a wardrobe malfunction during the half-time show — largely unscathed. But defenders of Jackson and Spears took to social media this week to claim karma has finally caught up with Timberlake, posting memes of the female singers laughing and casting side-eye, and of Timberlake singing his 2006 hit “What Goes Around … Comes Around.”

Last year, Spears revealed in her memoir, “The Woman in Me,” that she had an abor**on at age 19 after becoming pregnant with Timberlake’s baby.

Only two days before his arrest, Biel paid tribute to Timberlake on Father’s Day. They share sons Silas, 9, and Phineas, 4. jessicabiel/Instagram

“Justin definitely wasn’t happy about the pregnancy. He said we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young,” she wrote. “If it had been left up to me alone, I never would have done it. And yet Justin was so sure that he didn’t want to be a father.

“To this day, it’s one of the most agonizing things I have ever experienced in my life.”

Timberlake and his eldest son, Silas. jessicabiel/Instagram

Sources at the time told us that Timberlake was extremely hurt by Spears words, saying they were just teens.

During a concert in February, Timberlake told the crowd, “I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to absolutely f–king nobody.”

On the same day as Timberlake’s arrest, Spears, who is currently on vacation in Las Vegas, posted a snapshot of what appears to be a cocktail. She also included an image of her legs floating in a pool and simply captioned her post, “It’s the little things you know!!!”

Biel and Timberlake have been married since 2012. jessicabiel/Instagram

Spears’ camp had no comment.

Another industry insider said, “There have been rumors around Justin’s behavior for a long time. Maybe the bubble was about to burst and this was the pin that pricked the bubble.”

Timberlake had previously apologized to his wife for a “strong lapse in judgment” in 2019, when he was photographed holding hands with actress Alisha Wainwright while off-duty from filming the drama film “Palmer” in New Orleans. Timberlake blamed being drunk in his public apology for his behavior.

Timberlake was arrested after drinking at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor. AP

“… Nothing happened between me and my co-star. I drank way too much that night, and I regret my behavior. I should have known better,” Timberlake wrote in an open letter at the time.

Said the industry insider” “He’s got a few blemishes, for sure.”

The 10-time Grammy winner was released without bond Tuesday after being arraigned in Sag Harbor. He was charged with a driving-while-intoxicated misdemeanor, and his next court date was scheduled for July 26, the Suffolk County district attorney’s office said.



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I don’t understand why some Britney fans constantly hate on him. They take it way too far. Some people take things way too far here. I think what Justin needs to do is not read anything that is being said about him. I wonder if that’s not posssible to avoid. I think the only way Britney’s fans are ever going to leave him alone is if Britney herself will tell them to leave him. 

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8 minutes ago, Markoct said:

Oh honey, Britney fans had been good to you for way too long actually. What has happened is called reprecussions of ones own action and has nothing to do wirh ANYONE, but you.  

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Ikr she protected him about the abor**on for 20 ****ing years. But JT was visionnary: "Now it's your turn to cry"

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Glad we could help! :wink_britney_everytime_white:

But in all seriousness, for once in his ******* life he should take accountability for his mistakes. It’s always someone else’s fault with narcissists. And blame your own flop fans for your floppage.

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I read the cop didn't recognized him and i found it funny. Britney been pulled like 3 times without any documents yet cop did knew who she was. I think JT was really blown away by the fact he is not that famous anymore and he can't just get away with sht like this. Do not drink if u are about to drive. Do not seat into a vehicle if u drank more. It is obvious it wasn't just 1 martini. And some1 could get hurt. He acted irresponsibly but i think he can do better next time. The only responsible person for his dui is him.

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I think he really cant accept that after all this time, after all the smearing, all the manipulation, all the bad PR he gave her, Britney STILL ended up 1000000 times more popular than he ever could be.

The fact the cop didnt even recognize him while Britney is recognized even by the newest generations speaks volumes. 

You did your best (Which is somehow ironically the worst) JT, it's time to let it go honey :whitney_houston_huh_oh_really_well_look_stare_welp:

Britney will always be remembered as a pop legend who shared stage with both Michael Jackson and Madonna, who sold over 100 million albums, who reshaped pop music during her peak.

JT will always be remembered as her ex and "that guy who had a couple of really good song". 

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Not do i defend him, but if this was a rumor about britney we would have called it gossip and not true. Just like we know her mother and family are "sources" Lets maybe pretend justin has some "sources" too who hates him.... omg.. what if Britney is "The source"  Blow Your Mind Wow GIF by Product Hunt

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9 minutes ago, joanhs said:

Not do i defend him, but if this was a rumor about britney we would have called it gossip and not true. Just like we know her mother and family are "sources" Lets maybe pretend justin has some "sources" too who hates him.... omg.. what if Britney is "The source"  Blow Your Mind Wow GIF by Product Hunt

"Hello ? Page Six ? It's Britney, *****. Listen up you little ****s ... "

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