Justin Timberlake is a charity monster. Back in 2009, he was identified by the Daily Beast as the most high impact celebrity in Hollywood. He even beat out the famous talk show maven Oprah herself in a unique study of celebrity fund-raising power. [He raised over $9.3 million while Paris Hilton, another famous name in Hollywood, only raised $538.] Now, in 2013, he’s been named as one of the top celebrity choices to run for president of the United States — and it looks like a substantial portion of Americans who responded to a poll about politics that had its finding released on May 10 agree that a run for office by the former Mouseketeer and noted green celebrity would be pretty sweet!
OMG writes, “Justin Timberlake has conquered music, film, and TV, so could politics be in his future? According to a new survey conducted by Public Policy Polling, respondents overwhelmingly chose Justin Timberlake as the musician they’d like to see in the Oval Office, with 34% of those polled choosing the 32-year-old crooner as a pick for prez! Well, he has proven that he looks pretty good in a suit and tie!”
But Shriners was not kind to Timberlake. Last October, USA Today reported that The high-profile celebrity brought the money to a charity golf tournament, but Shriners wanted more. The organization wanted him to draw more celebrity money and to be more involved with the hospitals and the patients.
That embarrassment did not stop Justin Timberlake from showing that he is a forgiving charity star. On Feb. 3, Huffington Post reported that he gave Shriners Hospital for Children $3 million in proceeds from his pre Superbowl comeback concert in New Orléans.
According to Biography.com, Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee. H was a church singer as a child and he was with The New Mickey Mouse Club from 1993 to 1995. His big break came when he joined J.C. Chasez as lead singers for ‘N Sync.
Timberlake went for a solo career in 2001 and started out with the hit single, “Like I Love You.” His first solo album, Justified, sold over 7 million copies worldwide. He snagged two Grammy Awards in 2004, for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
Timberlake is something special. He was involved in Janet Jackson’s unfortunate Superbowl halftime costume incident and has a wicked comedic sense. He intends to return in his best role as the voice of King Arthur in the “Shrek” series and is exploring other film opportunities, but his true talent is in comedy and stage performance. He might replace Alex Baldwin as the next generation’s favorite guest host on “Saturday Night Live”. His performance at the 2013 Grammy Awards had the audience screaming long and loud.
Timberlake married Jessica Biel last October in a massive $6 million Italian wedding. Justin and Jessica are not parents yet, but will hopefully produce the next generation philanthropist celebrity soon.
Other celebrites named in the poll about which famous person Americans would like to see run for political office included some really surprising names. OMG further shared, “Also high on the list, Adele (who’s British and can’t even be president!) and Beyonce, who were named as potential White House residents by 19% and 14% of those surveyed, respectively.”
But the poll did not just cover the names of star celebs people liked. It also included a section devoted to seeing who people would hate to have involved in the political workings of the cournty. OMG says, “One thing the divided political parties have in common: Their mutual hatred for Justin Bieber! Of all the artists mentioned in the poll of 571 voters, the Biebs was the only singer who is disliked by Democrats (54%), Republicans (56%) and Independents (56%) alike!”"
Alas, considering how the Biebs has been acting lately — getting oodles of traffic tickets while visiting the middle east, leaving callous notes at the Anne Frank Museum in the guest book, and dumping that cute little Disney princess Selena Gomez for a chance to smoke more pot with his rapper homies and date teenage Victoria’s secret models, we’d say America’s choice to stand behind Justin Timberlake for President is a smarter choice indeed.