Justin Timberlake was named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year at a ceremony this weekend at Harvard University, the BBC reports. Timberlake, donning a blonde wig, was roasted by the members of Harvard’s Hasty Pudding theatrical troupe, who poked fun at JT by having actors impersonate Britney Spears and Timberlake’s ‘NSync bandmates. By the ceremony’s conclusion, Timberlake’s get-up included pink high heels and a bra with tiny presents on each cup, a nod to “Dick in a Box.” “This is cooler than any Grammy or Emmy or anything I could have ever thought of. Thank you,” Timberlake said.
Timberlake became the first male singer to win the award, joining previous honorees that read like a “Who’s Who in Hollywood”: Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg and more. “This year’s Man of the Year is a triple threat,” the Hasty Pudding troupe announced at the ceremony. “He sings, he dances and he goes straight to DVD.”
Considering he hasn’t released an album since 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds and starred in the almost-straight-to-DVD The Open Road, it’s unclear which recent work warranted the Hasty Pudding award. Maybe it was simply for “Motherlover”? More than likely, however, Timberlake was selected because he’s starring in the upcoming Facebook film The Social Network, based on the story behind the site’s roots at Harvard University. Anne Hathaway was previously presented with the 2010 Woman of the Year award.
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