People in Brief

Singer-actor Justin Timberlake meets fans and signs autographs at the premiere of “Trouble With the Curve” in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES — He brought “SexyBack,” but don’t quite wait for Justin Timberlake to bring his music back — just yet.

The singing superstar said his musicmaking process is fueled by life’s experiences and making an album “is a really big deal.” “For me, personally, when I do sit down and decide to do it, it’s just a special thing,” he said.

Timberlake is engaged to actress Jessica Biel. He’s appeared in many movies, from “The Social Network” to “Friends With Benefits.” Now he’s in “Trouble With the Curve,” with Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams.

His last album was in 2006 was a Grammy winner with three No. 1 hits. He’s appeared on songs by other musicians but has not released his own music since.

The 31-year-old said he’s unlike today’s artists, who fast drop albums and singles. “I don’t know that I can pump them out every year.”

NEW YORK — Music mogul Clive Davis, 80, will release an autobiography in February with “the excitements, the disappointments and the triumphs” of his career.

The untitled book will be released through Simon & Schuster and written with music journalist Anthony DeCurtis. It reportedly will include “never-heard tales” about Davis’ work with acts like Whitney Houston, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan.

Davis has helped the careers of many top musicians from Aretha Franklin to Billy Joel to Alicia Keys. The Harvard Law School graduate founded both Arista and J Records. He’s COO of Sony Music and is working on Franklin’s new album and Houston’s forthcoming greatest hits set.

NEW YORK — Wayne Knight, who played Newman on “Seinfeld,” is heading back to Broadway as Santa.

Producers of “Elf” said Knight will join a cast that includes Beth Leavel in the musical based on Will Ferrell’s movie. When the show made its debut in 2010, George Wendt played Santa.

Performances will begin Nov. 9 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and run until Jan. 6. So far, there’s no word on who will play the title character.

Knight’s film credits include “Jurassic Park” and “Toy Story 2” and his Broadway shows include “Sweet Charity.”


LOS ANGELES­— The last new episode of “I Love Lucy” was broadcast over 50 years ago, but the classic sitcom’s zany antics still mean big bucks for CBS.

Speaking recently at at a conference in New York, CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said “I Love Lucy” is still delivering about $20 million in annual revenue to the company’s bottom line.

Reruns of the 1951-57 show starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz run on a regular basis on the cable channel TV Land as well as ME TV and the Hallmark Channel.

NEW YORK — Call it ladies night: Beyonce and Carole King are joining Oprah Winfrey and Alicia Keys at Keys’ annual Black Ball event.

Beyonce and King will perform at the fundraising gala for Keys’ charity Keep a Child Alive on Nov. 1 in New York. The night will honor Winfrey and Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo for their philanthropic efforts. Whoopi Goldberg will emcee.

Keys says King has “blazed the trail for women in the music industry,” adding about the rest of the lineup: “Women will be rocking the house this year.”

Keep a Child Alive assists people affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. The R&B singer launched it in 2003.

Wire reports