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Justin Timberlake says 'absolutely' smokes pot and defends Britney Spears

06/14/2011 by Kristina Lopez

Justin Timberlake admits that he "absolutely" smokes pot.

The actor added in a new candid interview with Playboy magazine, "The only thing pot does for me is it gets me to stop thinking. Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off. Some people are just better high."

Timberlake also said he was on the drug during the filming of his infamous "Punk'd" segment, which saw Ashton Kutcher's team of fake IRS agents seizing his property.

"I actually stopped smoking pot for nine to 10 months after that," Timberlake told the magazine. "I was so stoned. If you ask my friends, if they're honest they would probably say that's the only way to get me as dizzy as I was."

The singer and actor has two movies coming out in the summer including "Bad Teacher" with his ex-girlfriend Cameron Diaz, which hits theaters on June 24.

He was asked about alleged flings with Olivia Wilde and his "Friends With Benefits" co-star Mila Kunis. That film comes out on July 22.

Kunis was rumored to have been the reason Timberlake recently broke up with his girlfriend of four years, actress Jessica Biel.

"None of it's true, so I shouldn't even dignify it with an answer," Timberlake said. "The thing is, I'm not going to sacrifice my friendships with people who are my co-stars I meet in the business. I'm not going to avoid spending time with people because someone who doesn't know me makes assumptions about what's going on."

As for working with Diaz on the set of "Bad Teacher," Timberlake said, "It sounds complicated to everybody else, but it wasn't to us. Honestly, the only thing I was worried about before I said yes to that movie was being asked that question."

He added, "I don't know what else to say except the truth, which is that we're friends. We don't talk to each other all the time, but we respect each other, and on some level we'll always love each other -- but in our new capacity as friends. I think the world of her."

Timberlake rose to fame as a member of the boy band N'Sync before launching his solo career and has taken home six Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards. His first two albums each sold over 7 million copies.

The multi-talented star also talked to the magazine about one of his most famous ex-girlfriends, Britney Spears. The two met on the set of "The All-New Mickey Mouse Club" and dated for three years, breaking up in 2002.

"I can't remember the last conversation I had with her. But this thing that happens online bothers me -- these anonymous commenters," Timberlake said when asked if he had seen remarks online that criticize Spears' recent performances and dancing ability. "People think they can say anything and it doesn't matter to people. I'd love to see the people who comment about Britney online say those things to her face, because they couldn't."

He added, "Also, in Britney's defense, if you pulled up a video I did from 2003, I couldn't do the [expletive] I did then either."

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