Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Backstage at the Emmy's, a Dick in a Box

Timberlakes 'Box' Up for Emmy

The past year has been very good to Justin Timberlake. The former boy band front man released two No. 1 singles, won two Grammys and starred in three films. Now his turn as host of 'Saturday Night Live' may earn him an Emmy.

On Dec. 12, 2006, 'SNL' debuted the digital short 'D**k In a Box,' starring host Timberlake and cast member Andy Samberg, a satirical goof on the slow jam R&B videos that were once so prevalent.

The video became an instant viral video hit after 'SNL' released an uncensored version on YouTube. Since then it has been viewed more than 23 million times, making it the fifth most popular video in the Web site's brief history.

When this year's Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday, 'Box,' written by Timberlake, Samberg and a number of 'SNL' writers, was named in the Original Music and Lyrics category.

[How many times did you watch the video on YouTube and think "Emmy!"?]

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