Justin Timberlake talks about the paparazzi.

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When Justin isn't on stage, he says he likes to play golf, hang out with friends and host game nights at his house. "I don't really live as fabulous a life as you would think," he says.

Even when he's doing something mundane, like grocery shopping or walking his dogs, Justin says he has constant companions…the paparazzi. At first, he says their presence was surreal.

"[When] you drive out of your [driveway] and people are kind of sitting waiting to follow you, you know, 'He's going to go to Whole Foods. We need to capture that.' You're just like, okay, this is kind of weird. … You kind of try to pretend it's not there."

Over the years, Justin says he has become defensive and protective if the paparazzi followed him while he was with friends and family. Now, he tries to come to an agreement with photographers. "It's like, 'Look, you guys have the technology of telephoto lenses and you can shoot those pictures [from far away],'" he says. "I think it's one of those things that, if you let it, it will consume you."
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FROM: Justin Timberlake, Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson
Published on September 19, 2007

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