Justin Timberlake Vs. American Idol

JT tells Vanity Fair’s Fashion Rocks supplement that Taylor Hicks is not the shit.

?People think he looks so normal, and he?s so sweet and he?s so earnest, but he can?t carry a tune in a bucket. … If he has any skeletons whatsoever, if God forbid, he?s gay, and if all these people in Mississippi who voted for him are like [then he takes on a thick southern accent], ?Oh my god, I voted for a queer!? It?s just too much pressure.?

Really Justin? You’re gonna take on SOUL PATROL? I think he should be focusing on that impending sexy copyright infringement lawsuit.

On August 28, JT will guest on a taping of the The Ellen DeGeneres Show season premiere. At 2 PM he’ll perform some tunes from FutureSex/LoveSounds in Central Park and do a sure-to-be-hilarious-in-that-Ellen-way Q&A. I called yesterday (866-ELLEN-TIX) and successfully requested four tickets. They’re free, but don’t expect to see a goddamn thing unless you arrive at 6 AM.