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Justin Timberlake: I Do ... Apologize

Timberlake issued an apology over a video one of his friends made showing homeless people congratulating the celebrity couple

No laughing matter: Justin Timberlake, 31, has issued an apology over a video one of his friends made for the singer's Oct. 19 wedding to Jessica Biel. The clip, created by real estate agent Justin Huchel and obtained by Gawker.com, showed L.A.-area homeless people congratulating the celebrity couple, and was widely criticized for making fun of its subjects, who were obviously not in on the joke. ''My friends are good people,'' Timberlake said in a statement on his website. ''This was clearly a lapse in judgment.'' (Contrary to previous reports, Timberlake insisted the footage was not shown at the ceremony or reception, which took place at the posh Borgo Egnazia resort in Puglia, Italy.) He also vowed to make his pal do ''at least 100 hours of community service.''

Originally posted Nov 02, 2012 Published in issue #1232-1233 Nov 09, 2012 Order article reprints