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Justin Timberlake gets carded at Atlanta restaurant

Justin Timberlake was carded at an Atlanta restaurant last week.

Cypress Street Pint and Plate has a policy of asking all patrons for I.D., to make sure minors don’t accidentally get served. We’re told that diligent server Michelle Boyd didn’t notice at first when she asked Timberlake for his I.D. last Thursday night, when he came in with a group of friends. Since he’s older than 21, he received his Crown and Sprite without delay. The group must have enjoyed the ambience – his was one of the last tables to clear out.

Timberlake has been in town filming the baseball themed movie “Trouble With the Curve,” also starring Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. He’s also been spotted hitting the links with Eastwood and friends at Peachtree Golf Club, and has dined at Ecco.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/

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March 26th, 2012
10:03 am

Crown and Sprite?!
Crown and Coke


March 26th, 2012
12:53 pm

so, what this says is that celebrities do NOT have to show their age???? double standard???? now i can understand why Lindsy is such a mess!!

Bob from Accounttemps

March 26th, 2012
1:33 pm

I wish Ms. Boyd had tried to talk him out of acting and back into singing – which he is much better at.


March 26th, 2012
2:30 pm

What are you talking about Rob? The waitress asked for his ID (?)


March 26th, 2012
3:47 pm

In Alpharetta you get carded regardless….maybe more people should be carded “in town”!


March 26th, 2012
3:48 pm

Look for JT at the Clermont Lounge …. 789 Ponce de Leon Ave.
Robert DeNiro was the last celeb sighted there last week

Tyrone Biggums

March 26th, 2012
3:50 pm

That’s cool that he played at Peachtree Golf Club, that is right near me.


March 26th, 2012
3:52 pm

who cares, he didn’t pay for my meal


March 26th, 2012
3:54 pm

Its not all about knowing who the person is, its about not getting fired from your job for not carding someone. If he went to any Taco Mac, he’d get carded too.

[...] un articolo da un sito locale sappiamo che Justin è stato fuori con amici giovedì [...]


March 26th, 2012
4:01 pm

This is news how? They might as well report that he filled his tank up at the gas station.

Nunnya Bidnez

March 26th, 2012
4:02 pm

And this is AJC news WHY?!?!?!?! really… pathetic journalism.


March 26th, 2012
4:08 pm

Says the person posting as “Nunnya Bidnez”.

Judge Smails

March 26th, 2012
4:12 pm

Don’t you people have jobs?


March 26th, 2012
4:13 pm

@Rob…no, they are saying he was carded. RIF!!!!

Jennifer Brett

March 26th, 2012
4:15 pm

Ben – LOL

This is the entertainment blog, described as such on the top of this page: “Celebrity gossip and news from Atlanta and beyond.”

Not everyone understands that, evidently.. :)



March 26th, 2012
4:16 pm

I always thought he was overrated anyway, a 30 year old version of Justin Bieber.


March 26th, 2012
4:20 pm

He was also at the Augusta National a couple of weekends ago


March 26th, 2012
4:21 pm

Also, I look at guys like him and Brad Pitt, and without a break, they could very well be the plumber that you called to your house. No big deal.


March 26th, 2012
4:26 pm

Crown and Sprite??!! What a wuss-


March 26th, 2012
4:28 pm

That he’s in town shooting a movie is indeed news for the Entertainment blog, but getting carded, not news. Who doesn’t get carded in town? Hell, I’m 49 years old and still get carded, particularly at the Metrotainment restaurants. I know the servers are just doing their jobs, but really? 49? Shouldn’t the pendumlum swing just a bit further the other way?


March 26th, 2012
4:33 pm

I get carded at 59, and it just tickles the hell out of me.

Benny and the Jets

March 26th, 2012
4:39 pm

Wow! Did he stop at the restroom too? We really needed to know this.


March 26th, 2012
4:51 pm

ditto on the Crown and Sprite sounding like a kiddie drink – but I think he’s a much better actor than singer, at least his funny stuff – he’s hilarious in “the Love Guru.” comedy is his true calling.

Rhett Butler

March 26th, 2012
4:53 pm

Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.


March 26th, 2012
5:02 pm

@Nunnya Bidnez

“And this is AJC news WHY?!?!?!?! really… pathetic journalism.”

Which begs the following question. Why are you reading and commenting about it?

If this topic is not your deal just simply move on down the road.


March 26th, 2012
5:06 pm

Duh… a substantial number of bars and eateries around town card 100% everybody. Justin Timberlake was not being treated any differently than anybody else. Many barworkers are required to card their own parents, should they come in to imbibe.

Move along people – - – no news here.


March 26th, 2012
5:07 pm

Spotted at Ecco… near the St. Regis. I swear, I think half that hotel is occupied at any given time by celebs in town filming movies.


March 26th, 2012
5:08 pm

I know that Taco Mac has a policy of carding everyone. It’s one of the few places I get carded at.

GT Jake

March 26th, 2012
5:23 pm

Wow… great stuff


March 26th, 2012
5:23 pm

What is the point in carding someone who is clearly over 21? There is no reason a grown adult who is in their 50’s or later should have to produce an ID just so they could have a drink at a restaurant. It makes no sense.


March 26th, 2012
5:24 pm

CobbGOPer, Ecco is near the Four Seasons, not the St. Regis. The celebs staying at the St. Regis hit Chops.

Jennifer Brett

March 26th, 2012
5:31 pm

Good question Sluggo ..

Blog posters are anonymous here but administrators are able to see IP addresses (with some effort we probably could track them down but that’s way too much trouble). Anyway, it never fails to amuse me that some of the people who post comments along the lines of “Who cares? This isn’t news!” .. are some of the most frequent visitors to the blog. Heh heh.




March 26th, 2012
5:46 pm

Exactly Jennifer. It never ceases to amaze me that people have no idea what “section” of the paper they are reading. Moreover, you have to make the effort to CLICK on the headline that seemingly disinterests you so.


March 26th, 2012
6:05 pm

BWHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!! And this is news where?


March 26th, 2012
6:21 pm

Some of us like to read your Blogs. However, days like today indicate you were despirate for something to write about and took the easy way out. So, yes, I still reserve the right to say “Who cares?”

Are you saying if anyone questions what you write about, you want them to stop reading your blog?

Hardly. You get graded on the “hits.” Which is why you write articles like this – wanting people uninterested to check it out in disbelief. You need to write more quality articles – unlike this one.


March 26th, 2012
7:41 pm

I also got carded yesterday at Taco Mac… case anyone wants to write a story. I also got pulled over and received a ticket for a a No Right on Red while in downtown as well.


March 26th, 2012
9:24 pm

Crown and Sprite?…………….tackay.


March 26th, 2012
9:29 pm

Was it because he was white? LMAO

Sweet D

March 26th, 2012
9:51 pm

uh, Pitiful…did you intend to spell your screen name that way (misspelled) or was it simply the same oversight at “spellcheck” that you neglected to use when you tried to spell “desperate”…LOL


March 26th, 2012
11:06 pm

Jenny baby,

Call me. Seriously babe.

Elliot Garcia

March 26th, 2012
11:17 pm

I get carded at 44 and I tell the nimrod server that they caught me because I am really 19….Then I change my order to water because if they can’t figure out that I am older than 21 then they lose the order….

C from Marietta

March 26th, 2012
11:28 pm

@ Elliot Garcia

Lighten up!


March 27th, 2012
12:18 am

as usual for the ajc, comments are enabled for this drivel, and yet for any big national news story (say like did anything big happen recently in florida???) good luck trying to find an article here than enables one to comment on it. imho most big city newspapers allow comments on virtually all their articles. but the ajs just seems to allow comments if its entertainment or sports (ok getschooled blog allows comments but that’s about it). word.


March 27th, 2012
2:03 am

As a former server in Midtown, first, let me say no Sh*t you look over 21. I’m aware of that. The problem is restaurants get surprise visits by two people – APD “vice” squad (those looking to take you to jail for not carding, not paying attention, not ensuring the customer has an ID) AND the Safe Serv people.

All restaurants participate in Safe Serv/ TIPS/whatever, which is like outside alcohol safety training to keep your insurance in check. They also send out staff of all ages to check and make sure you’re following ID law.

In Georgia, no matter how old you are, you’re supposed to have your ID with you at a bar drinking. All it takes is one time for my dad to not have his ID and said cop of Safe Serve nazi to stroll by…which they do often because it’s a high traffic nightlife area.

There goes my job, usually jail and my license and HELL for the bar.


March 27th, 2012
4:00 am

She just wanted to make sure it was him?


March 27th, 2012
5:14 am

Jennifer, on behalf of my fellow humanoids, I apologize for the hostility over an innocent feature article. You’re doing your job and they are taking out their frustration, for whatever reason, on a non-intrusive (doubt some of them know the definition of a 9 letter word…) sound bite. I’m sure you know that comes “with the territory” of communicating with the everyday Joe Schmoe (a/k/a schmuck)….

Wallis the Dog

March 27th, 2012
8:29 am

The local laws about this issue, and the politicos who vote for and support them, are need to go. It is embarrasing that restaurants feel they must card a 90-year-old because of the fear of reprisals from a police entrapment scheme. Out of state visitors are often annoyed, if not stunned, when they experience this for the first time.


March 27th, 2012
8:41 am

Invgor Please…


March 27th, 2012
8:41 am

18-20YOs are NOT “minors”. The age of majority in GA is 18 and has nothing to do with the drinking age.

Side note: I want to know why Taco Mac is so obsessive about carding everyone to the point that they announce it on their server nametags and print it on the menu. Did they get busted at some point? Do the folks at Tappan Street (owners of TM) work for some branch of the government? Maybe I should start carding their waitstaff when I order to make sure they aren’t serving underage (18)–you know, aiding and abetting and all that.