Why This Photo of Mandy Moore and Justin Timberlake Is Way More Than Just Your Average Throwback


Why This Photo of Mandy Moore and Justin Timberlake Is Way More Than Just Your Average Throwback

Mandy Moore shared a throwback with Justin Timberlake, and we actually cannot.

The photo is from the summer of 1999, which Moore explained was the time of “Abercrombie tshirts and bucket hats,” as she captioned the photo, adding, “Opening for this guy and his band. Look at my nervous smile!”

For some reason the photo has us awing and giggling and crying and wanting to squeeze a puppy or something…but why? Why is it so much more than just your average throwback?

We did some deep thinking and here are our thoughts…

Because They’re Both So Relevant Right Now: Form her role on This Is Us—which is, like, our absolute favorite show right now—to his latest round of awards show appearances, they’ve been everywhere lately.

Because There’s No Romance Involved: He’s married to Jessica Biel, and she’s been dating Taylor Goldsmith, so this is just an honest photo between two pals. There was no sad breakup involved, and there’s no weird meaning behind it, which makes it all the more awesome.

The Photo Marks the Pinnacle of Pop Music: He was with ‘‘N Sync, and she was singing “Candy,” and they were everything that encompassed our childhood.

And the Epitome of ’90s Fashion: One in every six of us owned her A&F shirt, and pretty much every man in his twenties or thirties has rocked a bucket hat at least once in his lifetime thanks to J.T.

The Foot Comment: Moore joked about her “nervous” smile, and we can only imagine that’s because of the infamous remark Timberlake once made about her.

In case you missed it, he told her she has “big feet.”

“Nobody cared about me, but Justin Timberlake and somehow there was a conversation about feet or foot size,” she told James Corden in November. “They were comparing shoe size. And all the background dancers and ‘N Sync background dancers and my background dancers, and I stroll up at 15 like freaking out that Justin Timberlake is there.”

But instead of flirting with her or complimenting her, she recalled, “He was like, ‘You have big feet for a girl.’ I’m sure he doesn’t remember this at all but I was so impressionable, and I thought the world of him and he was on a pedestal. I mean 16 years later it stuck with me, so it really scarred me emotionally.” 

Luckily, it didn’t stop her from sharing this perfect throwback!


Published at Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:00:56 +0000

Inside Ciara and Russell Wilson's Extravagant Co-Ed Baby Shower

Ciara and Russell Wilson‘s baby is already getting spoiled!

E! News has learned that the famous couple threw an extravagant co-ed baby shower last weekend ahead of welcoming their little one into the world. 

They curated the “all white” celebration with event planner Mindy Weiss, who helped ensure this was way more than your average shower. Not only was it catered by Shake Shack (um, awesome!), but the female guests—including pals like Lala Anthony and Serena Williams—were all adorned in flower crowns.

After dinner, the Ciara and Wilson’s close family and friends played games and danced the night away to music provided by DJ Nabs.

As for the décor, it was just an beautiful as you’d expect. 

The party was held at a private home in Los Angeles where a tent was set up overlooking the city’s gorgeous skyline of bright green trees and blue skies. Inside, the tent was lit up by pretty string lights and big balloons that were adorned by gold and silver fringe. A dining area was formed in the shape of a square with balloons filling the space in the center and cute trinkets—like gold elephant statues, massive flower arrangements, candles and books—covered the table.

Though the all-white theme gives us little insight into the sex of their baby, people have begun speculating it’s a boy.

Not only did Ciara share a photo of a pair of blue and green Seattle Seahawks-themed tennis shoes (designed by Wilson), but she also posted a photo of one of her pregnancy outfits, wearing a blue and white striped jacket. She captioned the pic, “Blue is one of my favorite colors..”

Of course, people assumed the expecting mama was hinting that she’s pregnant with her second son. She’s already a mommy to 2-year-old Future Zahir (who turns 3 in May).

Meanwhile, Ciara and Wilson announced they were expecting a child together in October over Instagram.

The singer confirmed the news on her birthday, sharing a black and white photo of Wilson holding her belly. She captioned the photo, “On this special birthday I received an abundance of love from friends and family…and I’m excited to finally share one of the greatest gifts of all that god could give.”

Wilson posted the same sweet image on his own Instagram and wrote, “The greatest blessing of all. Forever grateful.”

This is just one of their many blessings this year. The lovebirds got married at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England, in July.

For more exclusive photos and details about Ciara’s baby shower, tune into E! News tonight at 7 and 11 p.m.


Published at Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:30:00 +0000