Justin Timberlake Named Man of the Year

Justin R. Timberlake will be honored as Hasty Pudding Theatricals' 2010 Man of the Year next Friday, Feb. 5.

If the event progresses as it did last year, the award-winning musician will receive the traditional Pudding Pot after a comical roast by some of the theatrical group's leaders.

Timberlake, 28, began his music career as the lead singer of 'N Sync, the popular '90s boy band that generated number-one hits such as "It's Gonna Be Me."

In 2002, the multiple Grammy-award winning artist launched a solo career with his debut album "Justified," which sold more than 7 million copies. He then came out with his second solo album "FutureSex/LoveSounds" in 2006. Timberlake shifted into the film business as well, acting in movies such as "Alpha Dog."

Past Pudding honorees include Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, and James E. Franco, who was last year's Man of the Year award recipient.


This year, Timberlake joins Anne J. Hathaway, the star of movies ranging from "The Princess Diaries" to "Rachel Getting Married," who will be honored as the Pudding 2010 Woman of the Year on Thursday.

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