Normally, most celebrity fragrances (and denim lines from celebs too!) go the way of the TJ Maxx clearance bin shortly after being introduced. But with Justin Timberlake’s success with his denim line, William Rast, and his new partnership with Givenchy, maybe his new venture will succeed. Mr. Timberlake is said to be the new face of Givenchy’s new line but it isn’t exactly clear whether the fragrance will carry his name or not…Eau de Timberlake perhaps?
It’s dollars and scents for Justin Timberlake. The full-time pop star, part-time clothing designer and occasional actor inked a deal last week to be the face of Parfums Givenchy’s new men’s fragrance, set to launch in the autumn.
The deal should raise the cachet and earnings of the stylish star, who raked in $20 million last year, placing him 34th on Forbes’ list of the 100 Most Powerful Celebrities.
How much will Timberlake earn from smiling for the cameras? LVMH, which owns Givenchy, hasn’t disclosed the terms of their deal.
However, a number of top-rank celebrities have earned over $10 million for signing on as a spokesmodel. Angelina Jolie took home a reported $12 million in a three-year-deal with clothing label St. John, while Gwyneth Paltrow reportedly earns $3 million per year shilling for Estée Lauder.
Juno won for best picture and best actress for Ellen Page, the young Halifax actress who’s wowed Hollywood with her spirited lead performance in the teen pregnancy movie. Page, who just turned 21, beat out Hollywood heavyweights Angelina Jolie and Parker Posey, among other more experienced actresses, for her turn as a feisty 16-year-old who finds herself knocked up by her best friend.
Editor’s Note: If you haven’t seen Juno yet, put it on your must-see list – it was excellently done. Props to Ellen!
Spotted yesterday – Colin Farrell in what appear to be a pair of True Religion Joeys:
Colin Farrell was feeling gray from his fedora to his vest as he landed in London yesterday. The cigarette hanging out of his mouth is not attractive, but we’ll give him a bye after reading his sweet quote in a recent interview about helping to take on Heath Ledger’s role in The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. When asked about the part he will share with Johnny Depp and Jude Law, Colin said,“It makes me feel uncomfortable to think about it too much and to get into it really here but it’s an incredibly painful honor to have, you know, and an honor I wish wasn’t bestowed but an honor nonetheless. It’s about getting Heath’s work out there, get his work out there, he’s too good for any of his work not to be seen, you know, and I’m really keen and looking forward to doing it and just doing the best job I can do.”
Even bad boy Colin can be humbled from time to time, and it sounds like he’s ready to give the film all he can to do justice to Heath’s memory.”