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It’s always nice to see celebrities doing good!

Justin Timberlake has donated $200,000 on behalf of his charity, The Justin Timberlake Foundation, to the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and the Memphis Music Foundation, each getting $100k.

JT is originally from Memphis. Very sweet of him to give back to his hometown. It definitely counterbalances his cockiness, which can be off-putting at times.

Both organizations will use the donation to enhance the music education systems for local students. Their organization’s mission is to tell “the story of Memphis Music and perpetuating its legacy."

John Doyle, the executive director of Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul, said "Justin Timberlake has never deserted Memphis, Tennessee. He has never stopped giving back to the community, to the local music industry, and to young people."

Awwwwww!

JT is currently filming an independent film called The Open Road.

After his donation, he stated "Music education and keeping the legacy of Memphis Music alive has always been important to me. That is why I will always continue to support my home town the same way they have always supported me."

Rock on! Studies show, kids that study music in school do better in life and make more money.

It's a good thing!

[Photo via Getty Images.]

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77 comments to “Giving Back”

  1. louisa says – reply to this


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    FIRST

  2. louisa says – reply to this


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    IN YOUR FACE ALEEEX

  3. bathog says – reply to this


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    nice tax break for the philanthropist

  4. nodnarb says – reply to this


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    he could do better than this

  5. Mariah Carey says – reply to this


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    This reminds me, Lambs - Madonna and Justin's new single 4 Minutes was released digitally today in the US - so hop over to iTunes and pick it up. Love Mimi X

  6. Rammy says – reply to this


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    how sweet un getting cavities

  7. david says – reply to this


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    WHO GIVES A SHIT ABOUT THIS QUEEN?

  8. ssafas says – reply to this


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    oooh! a whole 200k from his however many millions, this guy is an asshole, you can tell he's up himself, that being said i like most of his stuff

  9. whoriahflops says – reply to this


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    ooo, that's right. madonna and whoriah's singles are available on itunes today. hmmm, i wonder who's gonna win?

    MADONNA.

  10. anonymous says – reply to this


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    he's still a low budget Usher clone. USHER had the biggest jump to #1 on the charts, where he currently sits. USHER sells more, has more hits, is WAAAAAAY more sexier, is just better overall. timberfake is just trying to keep up.

  11. Obsessed says – reply to this


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    Yeah like this is such a worthwhile cause…fucking douchebag !!!! fucking get a clue !!!!

  12. eddy says – reply to this


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    You know whose cockiness is offputting? It's you, PH. Now, what worthwhile charities are or have you contributed to?

  13. i am gulliver says – reply to this


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    good one justy ,but don,t you make that kind of money every couple of hours??????????

  14. wwooooooo says – reply to this


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    hell yea bitches —- FIRST

    justin timberlake is a fukn sexaii beast

  15. SOS says – reply to this


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    PERFECT TIMING JUSTIN ;)

  16. whoriahflops says – reply to this


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    4 MINUTES DEBUTS AT #7 ON UK HOT 100.

    TOUCH MY BODY-nowhere to be found.

    FLOP.

  17. smokey says – reply to this


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    TAX BREAK!

  18. Alison says – reply to this


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    God I hate him….I have no idea why but I get the feeling he pretends to be a nice guy but really isn't. I mean 200K for someone like him? Its like me spending 20 bucks….and he is really just paying for some publicity. I mean come on! Shakira gave millions, so did Sandra Bullock and Oprah to name a few. I can't believe Perez wrote such a "fluff" piece and didn't call him out on this bull!

  19. so says – reply to this


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    Re: Obsessed

    yes, because why would children ever need to learn about music in their schools? stop so much of the hate and actually consider the positive side. if you say those kids are better off with NO money, you are a bastard.

  20. bathog=tranhog says – reply to this


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    can I get someone to donate money to my sex change surgery fund???

  21. MiMi CARE says – reply to this


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    WELL, WELL DONE TIMBERFAKE BUT I STILL CAN'T STAND YOUR FAKE A$$.
    YOU'RE LAME!!!!!!!

  22. Lux says – reply to this


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    why does he look weird lately?

  23. Southern Girl says – reply to this


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    Well for him to be so charitable he was in a small town about an hour south of memphis last night eating at craker barrel and was rude… refused to give autographs or take pictures along with jessica beil

  24. rich in n.c. says – reply to this


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    You're going to see a lot of celebrity "giving" between now and April 15th. Not that there's anything wrong with it. But it's funny to see the timing of some celebs "generosity". (If you don't get what I'm saying, you've probably got some unanswered mail from the IRS that you should look at.)

  25. Stacie says – reply to this


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    he is NOT cute!! AT ALL!!!

  26. I can read says – reply to this


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    Uh… I think the check really has $100,000 on it not $200.000! Just sayin But whatever

  27. caroline ♥ says – reply to this


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    hes NOT in memphis. he's filming in hammond, la. he's been there for a few wks now. i've seen him and the crew filming around town and out.

  28. Yuck says – reply to this


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    Re: Obsessed – you're a douche…justin can use his money to give to whatever cause he deems worthwhile. i, for one, think it was a great way for justin to help the music community and give back to his hometown. way to go!

  29. anonymous says – reply to this


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    # 24
    you mean to say Justin was having easter dinner at a cracker barrel I don't by that at all !
    the way he raves about his Grandmother's home cooking I can,t picture him eating any other place on a holiday except his house with his family not to say he doesn,t eat at a cracker barrel in Memphis or any other place

  30. Southern Girl says – reply to this


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    #30
    Well I wasn't there but I have seen the pictures my friends took from across the room and it sure does look like him to me. And I for one had Easter lunch with my family and went out to eat for dinner

  31. MRS.TIMBERLAKE says – reply to this


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    OK :@

    1) HES THE MOST SWEETEST GUY EVER AND NO WAY NEAR COCKY SO F U PEREZ GAYLORD
    1) HES THE MOST SWEETEST GUY EVER AND NO WAY NEAR COCKY SO F U PEREZ GAYLORD
    1) HES THE MOST SWEETEST GUY EVER AND NO WAY NEAR COCKY SO F U PEREZ GAYLORD
    1) HES THE MOST SWEETEST GUY EVER AND NO WAY NEAR COCKY SO F U PEREZ GAYLORD
    1) HES THE MOST SWEETEST GUY EVER AND NO WAY NEAR COCKY SO F U PEREZ GAYLORD

    ALSO, HES GOURGEOUS AND ALOT MORE TALENTED THAN YOU LOT SO GO TO THE TRAILER PARK WERE YOU BELONGGG

    Anyway, he only earns $20-30million a year, so thats like a chunk of it.
    $200,000 is alot more than any of you get, and have ever given so shut itt

    I LOVE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
    I LOVE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
    I LOVE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
    I LOVE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
    I LOVE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

  32. wth says – reply to this


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    good job justin, but the timing is a bit off.

    the album w/madonna just came out + the IRS stuff….

    still better than nothing eh?

  33. jodie says – reply to this


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    aaawwww…..
    how cute of MR.JT!! :p

  34. Joe Blow says – reply to this


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    I bet he wouldn't give crap if he couldn't deduct it on his taxes.

  35. Sam says – reply to this


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    What a lame waste of money, donating to a museum at least donate to something worth while like Africa

  36. mick says – reply to this


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    Timberlake isn't that cocky. Your always mistaking when he's joking about something as being serious so you think he's cocky. Now cocky is Usher or Beyonce or Jermaine Dupre. Now they are cocky.

  37. HIGGY says – reply to this


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    WHY DOES HE LOOK SO GROSS?

  38. Christopher King says – reply to this


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    Nice work Justin.
    People can say what they want about you, but they're also not the ones that just gave a $200k chq to charity either.

  39. SHITTYBEFF says – reply to this


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    OH IT'S NICE HE DONATED SOMETHING….BUT THAT PRICK IS WORTH MILLIONS…..MILLIONS…..AND HE GIVES POCKET CHANGE…..I HATE HIM

  40. Globalglamour says – reply to this


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    Lol, $100,000 only cheap skate! He's just being a greedy bastard…but hey he earn't it right??

    G.G.
    xoxo
    www.globalglamour.wordpress.com

  41. VtFarmboy says – reply to this


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    This wasnt even his money it was that from his charity. This is money he got people to give at his concerts and by doing promo stuff. If justin was a real man he would give a couple mill of his own money along with this that he squeezed from his fans!!!

  42. pulease says – reply to this


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    TAX BREAK FOR JUSTIN

  43. olga says – reply to this


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    who cares!
    It's not his money anyway!

  44. ryan rivercrest says – reply to this


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    who is timberlake's gay lover?
    madge even called him a f-g at music hall of fame.

  45. Memphis actor says – reply to this


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    GOOD JOB JUSTIN! We love ya!

  46. cletus says – reply to this


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    Is it just me or does Justin Timberlake looks like screech

  47. Kathy says – reply to this


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    IT IS NICE TO SEE AN ARTIST GIVING TO HIS OWN COUNTRY!!!! TO BAD MOST OF THE FAMOUR & RICH ARE TOO WORRIED ABOUT OTHER COUNTRYS. HAVE THEY BEEN TO THEIR OWN LOW-INCOME AREAS OF THEIR TOWNS OR TO ANY HOMELESS SHELTERS????

  48. Puh says – reply to this


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    One word!
    Tax-deductible!

    All the generous celebs does it becuse its tax-deducible.
    Happend in all countrys. Look very nice, very fine PR. And theirs economic advisor being happy!

  49. Wow says – reply to this


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    Oh please, how much is $200 000 to him? He's worth millions. I would have more respect for him if he did it quietly instead of posing for the camera as if to say "Look at me, aren't i nice for giving to charity?!" Anyway i'm sure that kind of money could be put to better use, how about helping poor kids with cancer or aids. Nah sorry i don't buy it. He's still a cocky, big headed twat! And that's being polite!

  50. pinkdis0rder says – reply to this


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    "Their organization’s mission is to tell 'the story of Memphis Music and perpetuating its legacy.'"

    Using brackets such as these:

    [ ]

    you should have altered the grammar of the word "perpetuating," clearly a quote from the organization's mission statement, to "perpetuate," in order to clarify the flow of your sentence and keep from awkwardness.

    Thus, it should read,

    "Their organization's mission is to 'tell the story of Memphis Music and perpetuate its legacy.'"

    Obviously you would remove the quotations around the full sentence and only place the quote in quotations; I was simply quoting YOU.

    Since I passed 5th grade grammar with flying colors and now attend a prestigious university after attending the same all girls catholic high school as KIM KARDASHIAN (yup yup:]), I figured I was as qualified as anyone else to judge and correct your relatively poor grasp of the English language.

    Oh, and to the anonymous poster on the first page: Usher's not that sexy. He's short. Hahaha. With your use of the word "timberfake" and your accusatory tone, I assume you're an angry black. Get over it. The rest of us blacks and half blacks (like me) are over it already. "Catch up."

  51. Lady D says – reply to this


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    Thats all. What an asshole.

  52. djtp says – reply to this


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    He's from Millington-not Memphis-it's a small town outside of Memphis!

  53. jimmyjazz says – reply to this


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    JUSTIN CAN ROCK A SPEEDO. DID YOU SEE THAT MOVIE TRAILER?@

  54. anonymous says – reply to this


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    # 24
    It sounds like you weren,t really sure I,m not saying it wasn,t him because I wasn,t there and I haven,t seen these pictures but I,ve eating in cracker barrel many time so I know there very crowed so you might of been mistaken was these pictures real clear to be positive or you think it could of been him?
    and I,m not saying no one goes out to lunch or dinner with thier family on Easter or any other holiday I,m just saying Justin loves his family cooking and it seems he likes helping out to by the clip of him and his Grandmother making a desert on Good Morning America awhile back

  55. heidi says – reply to this


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    That's it?? I bet he craps $200 grand out of his ass every morning. Seriously donate something MORE cheap ass.

  56. Mike says – reply to this


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    What a cheap Bitch 100,000 thats all that bitch ass puppet can afford? Please.. squeeze another shitty ass pop tune all them little gurls while scream for and im sure he can shit out at least a million…. Celebs are such Cheap ass bitches when it comes to the good of humanity..

  57. Rene says – reply to this


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    Re: rich in n.c. – Big DUMMY. This won't count toward the 2007 filing due April 15th 2008, because it only counts for those funds donated in the year 2007. You need to check for YOUR LETTER from the IRS.

  58. Rene again says – reply to this


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    Re: Southern Girl – Now the truth comes out.

  59. Black says – reply to this


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    Re: pinkdis0rder – yes, I'm over the comparisons too.

  60. Johnny Lane says – reply to this


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    Perez, who are you calling cocky? Go look in the fucking mirror. And what you will see is NOT cute!

  61. Alexxaa says – reply to this


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    aww.
    hee is so sweet. giving away his moneyy away.
    aww
    he is so madd
    I LOE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

  62. Mark says – reply to this


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    Timberfag sucks

  63. joey buttafucco says – reply to this


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    from the 2008 list of banished words: GIVE BACK – "This oleaginous phrase is an emergency submission to the 2008 list. The notion has arisen that as one's life progresses, one accumulates a sort of deficit balance with society which must be neutralized by charitable works or financial outlays. Are one's daily transactions throughout life a form of theft?"

  64. Covers Eyes. says – reply to this


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    Butthisface.

  65. Deborah says – reply to this


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    He could do way better than this. $200,000.00 doesn't go far at all. However it is a good deed.

  66. Erin says – reply to this


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    I think that's great but he could afford to give more….Alot of celebrities could be donating more instead of living so selfish.

  67. caroaber says – reply to this


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    And it's a tax write off.

    Memphis has Graceland and Sun Studios. Couldn't he help save lives, help the Red Cross?

    Just sayin'.

  68. Pfft says – reply to this


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    Big friggin deal. With all the money that celebs make, what they donate to charities is disgusting; chump change. Maybe when they start throwing down a couple million, then it'll be a good thing

  69. jennie says – reply to this


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    While the gesture was really nice and keeping Memphis' culture of music alive is REALLY important, I think he could have donated to a different organization. Memphis has so many problems, and it would be great if he had donated to a clinic or after school program.

  70. Not Cheap. says – reply to this


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    That's all he could give? I'm pretty sure he is well worth more than $50 Million!! This is the difference between people like Angeline Jolie and Justin Timberlake. Some sincerely care and others care about the press.

  71. How About It? says – reply to this


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    Oh, yeah, and he did it quietly, anonymously and with no fanfare. Gag. Retch.
    So sick of the look how good I am photo ops. Classy celebs have been giving huge amounts for years without the self-aggrandizing. How about you feature some of them???

  72. what a moron says – reply to this


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    millions dying in third world countries and Memphis' music industry gets the charity…
    messed up.

  73. Lex says – reply to this


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    F YOU LOUISA ILL GET YOU BACK AHAHAHAH
    I Know WHERE YOU LIVE!!!!!!

  74. Lex says – reply to this


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    Re: louisa

    your scum

  75. lil~nunu says – reply to this


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    wow that is so nice to give to his city

  76. melinda says – reply to this


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    I still can't fucking stand the twat. A more cynical part of me thinks he is only doing it to try and change negative perceptions of himself and his behaviour in the media and in person toward in ordinary fans. Wanker!

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