Cameron Diaz’s highly anticipated comeback is off to a rocky start — “Back in Action” isn’t even out yet and she’s already garnering some negative attention. Jann Wenner, the co-founder of Rolling Stone and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, shared a story about the actor in his upcoming memoir, “Like a Rolling Stone” (via The Daily Mail). During Wenner’s days of owning Us Weekly, he alleges that an actor the magazine pictured kissing Justin Timberlake on a surfboard in the mid 2000s was “unpleasant to deal with” and told one of the magazine’s employees, “I hope you get cancer” (via Page Six).
Diaz and Timberlake may have co-starred in 2007’s “Shrek the Third,” but her alleged comment is anything but kid-friendly. While Wenner didn’t explicitly name Diaz, all of the evidence matches up: she dated Timberlake during this time period, and a 2006 paparazzi photo of the pair exactly as described has resurfaced. Diaz has yet to respond to Wenner’s claims, although it would be interesting to hear her side of the story — not that saying such a thing is ever okay.
“Back in Action” doesn’t have an official release date, so Wenner’s allegations could potentially blow over in the meantime and leave Diaz’s comeback unscathed. If not, she might need to call on her Angels!