[artist id="1231683"]Justin Timberlake[/artist] was the latest victim on "The Jay Leno" show Monday night. When the singer checked in with Leno from Callaway Golf Center in Las Vegas, where he was busy hosting a tournament, Leno used his "Ten @ Ten" segment to grill him about everything from sports to the Jonas Brothers.
Asked what his nickname was growing up, Timberlake admitted that he was called a "sissy" a lot by the guys on the football team. But the superstar got the last laugh, joking, "Yeah, yeah, it's fine. They're running Dick's Sporting Goods now. I don't care."
Leno then asked the former Mouseketeer if he would sing the "Mickey Mouse Club" theme song. "Haha. OK. Now it's time to say goodbye to all our company. I can't believe I'm doing this by the way," Timberlake sang, ad-libbing, "M-I-C — see you real soon. K-E-Y — Why? Because I got paid to! M-O-U-S-E."
JT continued to be a good sport when asked to talk about the first time he met his idol, football player Peyton Manning, at a charity bowling match. "I just walked up to him," he recalled. "I was still a teenager at the time. I was really excited to meet him. ... I was like, 'I watched you at UT, and I'm from Tennessee ... and congratulations on your career,' and he said, 'That's great, kid, size 11 1/2.' So, I think he thought I worked at the bowling alley. But the best part of the story is, I didn't know what to do, so I went and got him some bowling shoes."
And there were even some boy-band questions on the table. Asked who his favorite Jonas Brother is, either because he wanted to be diplomatic or because he really didn't know, Justin quipped, "It's a toss-up between Sleepy Jonas and Bashful Jonas; although Dopey Jonas is creeping his way up."
Timberlake was more honest when listing his phobias, however: "Snakes, sharks, possible in-laws."
Timberlake demonstrated the sense of humor that helped him win his second Emmy for hosting "Saturday Night Live" this year, joking about how he likes his (golf) balls clean, saying that Joey Fatone asks him for money every other week and claiming that he was actually nude from the waist down during the interview. But he really seemed to enjoy relating his funniest fan encounter.
"I recently had a guy come up to me, this really big guy, and he said, 'Hey, man, can you sign this autograph for me? It's for my girlfriend, it's not for me,' " Timberlake said. "I said let me get her name on it just to personalize it. ... And he said, 'Craig.' "