updated 04/21/2004 AT 12:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/05/2004 AT 10:26 AM ET
February 6, 2004
WILL JUSTIN GET NAKED?
Unless you’ve been under a rock, by now you’ve seen Justin Timberlake pulling off a crucial piece of Janet Jackson’s costume during the Super Bowl halftime show. But will the singer himself strip down in his autobiography, which is being designed by the same person who did Madonna’s explicit 1992 book, Sex? “God, no,” says his literary rep, David Vigliano. “But I think there’ll be some very dynamic, very provocative, very beautiful photography – and all never-before-seen images.” That must mean Janet won’t be featured.
Grammy nominee LL Cool J (his “Luv U Better” is up for best rap collaboration) admits that he used to be quite the practical joker in his younger days. While on tour, he told us, he would sneak into the hotel room of one of his crew, “and take every piece of furniture in his room and put it on his bed. The mattress would be on the terrace – so when he got up there, in order to go to sleep, he had to move all the furniture. I used to be a fun one.”
Patrick Swayze did some dancing – though not the dirty kind – recently at New York hotspot Marquee, after attending a dinner in honor of Whoopi Goldberg. The Ghost star hung out until closing time, long after many of the other 200 guests invited by producer Harvey Weinstein cleared out. “He was totally rocking it,” a clubgoer told us. “Girls were flipping out.”
Reported by: MARK DAGOSTINO, LAURA DOWNEY and REBECCA PALEY