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Bravo’s Andy Cohen Eyes Madonna, Michelle Obama

As Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live celebrates five years, the numbers are better than ever.

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Per a Q&A with show star Andy Cohen by Hollywood Reporter TV editor Lacey Rose, the program this year is up five percent compared to the same period last year with a weekly viewership of 997,000.

When asked who is at the top of his guest wish-list, Cohen came up with four immediate answers:

“I love music people. I’d love Beyonce or Justin Timberlake. I’d still love Madonna, and I think that’ll happen.”

“The best guests for me are people who I’m actually a big fan of and very invested in. And we’re working on the first lady, too. She and I spoke about it, and she said, “I think that’s a thing we could do later in Barack’s second term.” I loved that answer because what that said to me is, when she comes, she’s going to go for it.”

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Being Arianna | Timberlake’s Tequila | Futuristic Makeup

SamSteinAriannaImpressionFishbowlDC: Right out of the goofy gate, Huffington Post political reporter Sam Stein (pictured) has set the impression bar medium-high with his reading of a brief passage from Arianna Huffington‘s book Thrive. Our suggestion for this week’s fun derby: Play around with the phrase “You’ve got mail!”

Agency Spy: Piccadilly Curtains sounds like something a person who’s had a few too many tequilas would come up with. But it is in fact the name of the director for Justin Timberlake’s new premium brand promo.

3D Printing Industry: This week’s jaw-dropping 3D print concept comes from serial entrepreneur Grace Choi. The Mink will retail for around $300 and be able to crank out foundation, eye shadow and makeup powder.

Josh Ackerman Mulls Over Possible Reality TV Show Settings

We couldn’t resist. At the end of our Mediabistro “Hey, How’d You Do That?” conversation with Bodega Pictures co-founder Josh Ackerman, we wondered what the busy producer thought about the potential of a couple of reality TV show settings.

TischSchoolLogoAckerman, once a teenage co-star of Disney Channel’s The All New Mickey Mouse Club alongside Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling and Christina Aguilera, currently has two shows on the air (Tru TV’s South Beach Tow, Food Network’s On the Rocks) and several other reality programs in active development. He agreed that the setting of a print media company trying to make the successful transition to digital was fertile. He was also intrigued by the idea of shooting a show at his NYU Alma Mater:

Could the Tisch School be a reality show?

Wow. I’m sure it’s evolved a lot since I was there, but yes. I think that the students are fascinating. I would have to go and see what’s going on there, and embed myself a little bit. You need comedy, conflict, characters. There are so many different things that the networks are now looking for, that you kind of go crazy trying to really think about whether you checked off everything. You just have really trust yourself and trust the story that you’re trying to convey.

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Bob Marley Rises Up on Billboard’s Social 50 Chart

BillboardLogoAre you familiar with Billboard magazine’s Social 50 chart? If not, here’s an explanation of what it tracks:

A ranking of the most active artists on the
world’s leading social networking sites. Artists’ popularity is determined by a formula blending their weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views and weekly song plays, as measured by Next Big Sound.

Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry are currently 1-2-3. But, as per a report by the magazine’s social/streaming charts manager William Gruger, there’s also some noteworthy activity down below:

Bob Marley, who has the second-largest social media presence for a dead artist (behind Michael Jackson), reaches a new peak on the Social 50 chart. He rises 37 to 8 in his 88th week on the list, marking the third time Marley has climbed into the top 10.

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One More Reason to Love Justin Timberlake

He can do anything Jimmy Fallon devises; he dates/marries beautiful women; he’s an amazing live performer. And, according to TMZ, Justin Timberlake is also never too busy to take a moment to connect with a deserving fan.

The gossip site has a logo slapped across a pair of photos its roaming camera totter took yesterday while tailing JT on a post-VMAs media tour. Only there’s nothing scandalous about these pics:

JT was being rushed through an NYC building on his way into a live radio interview Tuesday, when he crossed paths with Tina DiLascio – who told Justin her daughter Giana is a “Make-a-Wish” kid who underwent brain surgery last year to fix a serious blockage in her pituitary gland.

Justin was so impressed – he stopped in his tracks and asked if he could meet Giana, who was waiting outside the building with her brother. We’re told JT waited patiently as Tina grabbed Giana…

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Memo to Bob Newhart’s Primetime Emmy Co-Nominees

We’re talking to you: Justin Timberlake, Will Forte, Bobby Cannavale, Louis C.K. and Nathan Lane.

Each one of you is nominated alongside comedy legend Bob Newhart in the 2013 Primetime Emmy category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. Should any of you win at the Creative Arts ceremony, please consider a variation of Ving Rhames’ priceless move at the Golden Globes and making Newhart your version of Jack Lemmon.

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Tom Brokaw on TIME 100 Influencer Steven Spielberg

Although this year’s print version of the TIME 100 features, for the first time, a total of five different domestic (Elon Musk, Jennifer Lawrence (pictured), Rand Paul, Jay Z, Malala Yousafzai) and two international covers (Li Na, Aamir Kahn), FishbowlLA’s favorite aspect of this must-read annual compilation remains the bylines.

This year for example, the ode to Justin Timberlake was composed by one Stevie Wonder; Timberlake returns the favor by praising Jimmy Fallon. And, for the bow-down to Steven Spielberg, the magazine enlisted Tom Brokaw:

However different their subjects, Spielberg’s productions have a common thematic DNA of humanity, so we are enlightened as well as entertained. His work on Lincoln alone was worthy of enduring acclaim, for it brought to life as no other film has this quintessential American President struggling with the greatest moral dilemma of our history.

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Twitter Watchers Wonder: Will Music App Launch this Weekend in Concert with Coachella?

Two events are triggering the rhetorical speculation in Rolling Stone, Billboard and elsewhere. The first is the acquisition by Twitter of Australian-born, San Francisco-nurtured We Are Hunted. The firm was developing Twitter’s music App.

The other is a pair of Thursday tweets from Ryan Seacrest. Per the Billboard article:

One of the tweets said the App “shows what artists are trending, also has up and coming artists.”

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Justin Timberlake Confident Musicians Will Groove to New Myspace

Billboard magazine’s Andrew Hampp was among the media invited to a Thursday LA Myspace press event. The objective: to keep fourth estate Facebook and Twitter users excited about the return of the platform that preceded those ubiquitous social media networks.

Myspace will remain in private beta through the beginning of 2013. Its redesign from scratch was and is all about appealing to the site’s loyal main constituency – musicians, singers, songwriters:

“The important thing up until this point as far as all the artists we were talking to was to have a community that feels like it really has an identity,” Timberlake said.

The new design has a horizontal scroll where users can find updates on friends and artists’ latest song-listening and playlist activity from MySpace’s album-length library of over 42 million songs (a la Spotify), a music player at the bottom of the screen that plays music continuously as you surf to other pages (a la Pitchfork) and artist pages that rank the act’s most-played songs and music videos as well as most active fans.

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Justin Timberlake Myspace Tease Triggers Smattering of ‘Sexy Back’ Headlines

Too obvious? Already been done to death?

In the wake of Justin Timberlake’s Monday tweet, exclusive THR chat and presentation to Myspace employees of the service’s imminent new iteration, only a few outlets went with a “Sexy Back” headline reference. This despite the fact that the promo video is, well, sexy.

The most interesting aspect of Myspace 5.0 revealed in the Hollywood Reporter interview by Timberlake and the Vanderhook brothers is a feature that would seem to trump the excitement of a fan being followed on Twitter by their favorite celeb:

They’ve included a feature where fans can be profiled on their favorite artists’ profile. “There’s a whole section of real estate carved out on the artist profiles promoting their top fans, and if I’m a fan of Justin, we know how excited people will get to actually have their face listed as a top fan,” Tim [Vanderhook] explains.

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