How Britney Spears Avoided Awkward Run-in with Justin Timberlake

Matt Dekneef

Britney Spears didn’t just celebrate a win yesterday for Favorite Pop Artist at the People’s Choice Awards, but her first red carpet appearance with her boyfriend David Lucado.

But it became a tricky affair considering that her ex-boyfriend of a century and 3,500 Tiger Beat issues ago Justin Timberlake was also there to collect a bevy of trophies—Favorite Pop Album, Favorite Male Artist, and Favorite R&B Artist.

Britney’s strategy to keep this whole situation—watching her ex-boyfriend basically sweep the entire telecast out from under itself with his presence—at bay was to make sure Dave could stand on his own beside her.

Traditionally only caught in sweatpants and sweaters with college crests and insignias, she dressed him up in designer wears, giving him a well-groomed edge that left him practically unrecognizable. He may not have anywhere near the same achievements as Justin, but he still looked like a winner in his own right anyway.

Here’s the complete list of last night’s winners:




Favorite Movie

Iron Man 3

Favorite Movie Actor

Johnny Depp

Favorite Movie Actress

Sandra Bullock

Favorite Movie Duo

Sandra Bullock & George Clooney (Gravity)

Favorite Action Movie

Iron Man 3

Favorite Action Movie Star

Robert Downey Jr.

Favorite Comedic Movie

The Heat

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor

Adam Sandler

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress

Sandra Bullock

Favorite Dramatic Movie


Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress

Sandra Bullock

Favorite Family Movie

Despicable Me 2

Favorite Horror Movie


Favorite Thriller Movie

Now You See Me

Favorite Year End Movie

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire




Favorite Network TV Comedy

The Big Bang Theory

Favorite Comedic TV Actor

Chris Colfer

Favorite Comedic TV Actress

Kaley Cuoco

Favorite Network TV Drama

The Good Wife

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor

Josh Charles

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress

Stana Katic

Favorite Actor in a New TV Series

Joseph Morgan

Favorite Actress in a New TV Series

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Favorite TV Crime Drama


Favorite Competition TV Show

The Voice

Favorite Cable TV Comedy


Favorite Cable TV Drama

The Walking Dead

Favorite Premium Cable TV Show


Favorite Cable TV Actress

Lucy Hale

Favorite TV Anti-Hero

Rick Grimes

The Walking Dead

Favorite TV Bromance

Sam, Dean & Castiel


Favorite TV Gal Pals

Rachel & Santana


Favorite On-Screen Chemistry

Damon & Elena

The Vampire Diaries

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show

Beauty and the Beast

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor

Ian Somerhalder

Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress

Kristin Kreuk

Favorite TV Movie/Miniseries

American Horror Story

Favorite Daytime TV Host(s)

Ellen DeGeneres

Favorite New Talk Show Host

Queen Latifah

Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host

Stephen Colbert

Favorite Streaming Series

Orange Is the New Black

Favorite Series We Miss Most

Breaking Bad

Favorite New TV Comedy

Super Fun Night

Favorite New TV Drama





Favorite Male Artist

Justin Timberlake


Favorite Female Artist

Demi Lovato

Favorite Breakout Artist

Ariana Grande

Favorite Pop Artist

Britney Spears

Favorite Country Artist

Taylor Swift

Favorite Country Music Icon

Tim McGraw

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Favorite R&B Artist

Justin Timberlake

Favorite Band

One Direction

Favorite Alternative Band

Fall Out Boy

Favorite Song


Katy Perry


Favorite Album

The 20/20 Experience

Justin Timberlake

Favorite Music Video


Katy Perry

Favorite Music Fan Following

Lovatics (Demi Lovato)

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