[artist id=”1231683″]Justin Timberlake[/artist] is no stranger to lending his voice to animated characters. The singer-turned-actor, who celebrated his birthday Monday (January 31), recently hit the big screen as Boo Boo Bear in the CGI film adaptation of “Yogi Bear.” And in just a few weeks, fans will be able to catch JT voice a different kind of character in an upcoming episode of “The Cleveland Show,” airing February 20 at 9:30 p.m. on Fox.
According to a press release, Timberlake’s guest-starring episode will be called “Terry Unmarried” and revolve around two big revelations in Cleveland’s personal life. Things take a turn when Cleveland discovers that his wife, Donna, never legally divorced her ex-husband, making their marriage illegitimate.
Soon after, he finds out that his best friend, Terry, is gay and has been dating a man named Paul (voiced by Timberlake). With the recent developments, the foursome decides to travel to Vermont for a double wedding ceremony. The episode also will feature Theodore (T-Pain) and Bernard (will.i.am) explaining to Cleveland’s stepson Rallo why he should break a nasty habit.
In October, Fox reps confirmed to MTV News that Timberlake will voice two characters : Paul, the boyfriend of Terry, and a “singing booger,” appropriately named Booger, who belongs to Rallo. Even though the episode has yet to air, the pop star has already earned himself a fan in “Cleveland” creator Rich Appel. Speaking with Us Weekly, the writer raved about the star’s voice appearance, gushing, “Justin is just hysterical!”
Back in December, JT spoke about his decision to primarily focus on his long list of Hollywood projects . “They’re looking at me like, ’Why aren’t you staying with one path?’ ” the star told the Los Angeles Times, referring to fans’ criticism to his shift in career avenues. “They look at me like I’m ungrateful for my music career because I want to do film.”
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